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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, APRIL 14, 1913.
CLUB I ED ID
L. F. Jackson, Secretary of Ne
braska City Commercial Club,
Sends Special Invitation.
From FtiOay's Daily.
The kind invitation "l' the Ne
braska City Commercial club to
the members of the Commercial
club here to accompany the com
pany that is to put on "Princess
Chrysanthemum" in that city on
Wednesday evening, April 10,
sliould he accepted by as many as
possible of the club members and
citizens. The invitation from the
Nebraska City gentlemen is as
Nebraska City, April 9.
Mr. K. II. Wesrott, Secretary Com
mercial Club, Platlmouth.
My Dear Mr. Wes 'otl We have
arranged for the presentation of
the "Princess Chrysanthemum-'
by your Players' club, at ur
IhcUter on Wednesday, April lit.
We hereby extend an invitation lo
the Plallsmoulh Commercial club
lo be our L'w.-ls on thai evening.
Very truly yours,
J.. F. Jackson, Set-ret ary.
The ki.ndness of the Commercial
club of our neighboring city in
taking up the matter of the show
is highly commendable and their
polite invitation to the club of
this city is sure to create a much
warmer feeling1 between the two
cities that has so much in com
mon between them. II is expect
ed to have the train leave here
about- G o'clock for Nebraska City,
and returning leave immediately
after the performance af the
Overland. del busy, gentlemen,
and prepare to accompany the
train ami meet the clever and
genial gentlemen who compose
lie Commercial club there.
Judge Travis In Nebraska City.
From Friday's Dally.
District Judge II. 1). Travis has
improved so much over his sick
ness of the past few weeks that
he was able to go to Nebraska City
yesterday lo look after some mat
ters in the court in that city. That
the judge is feeling such an im
provement will be the source of
much pleasure to his many
friends throughout his judicial
district, and it is lo be hoped he
will improve enough to take
charge of the bench, as his
reputation as a judge is I he best
in. the slate, and bin uniform
ability and fairness are unquestioned.
Delegates Were Very Elegantly
Entertained by Local Members
of the Church.
A BREAK IN THE WALL.
Some Moving About.
Last week a deal was made in
which liert Everett purchase.! the
80-acre farm of Claudius Everett,
about live miles northeast of here,
possession being given at once,
and this week was "moving time."
Hy this Iransactiou Claudis
Everett and wife have become
residents of L'nion. occupying the
William Wolfe property, just
vacated by Ed Leach ami wife, in
the northeast part of town.
Prior to this deal Itert Everett
had leased '20 acres a few miles
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soumeasi oi mwn, nwncii nv .jiss'
Jessie Todd, and all parties bein
agreed, the lease was transferred
lo Ed Leach and Sherman Austin,
who moved to that farm Ibis week
and became full-lledged farmers
II'! Ill LIFE TO
Formerly Wealthy Farmer Taken
to the Poor House to Spend
the Balance of His Days.
Anderson in Philadelphia Pres.
QTHDM ADATCQ III JUL
DlUIIIVI HUHILU 111 IIIL
WEST PART OF STATE
The Severest April Weather Ne
braska Has Experienced in
From Friday's Dally.
Reports from Burlington head
quarters late yesterday afternoon
indicated thai the blizzard which
had gripped eastern Colorado and
a large section of western Ne
braska Wednesday night and
Thursday morning was abaling1.
It was one of the' worst storms in
years in the month of April in
Burlington territory. Snow from
two to eight inches deep fell and
a high wind drifted it in many
places causing interruption of
traffic. Many trains were late.
In a cut near Akrno, Colorado,
tho snow drifted till it was six
teen feet deep. It was necessary
in many places to use a snow
plow. On the lines north of
Aurora yesterday freight trains
were annulled. The O'Neill line
was nearly blocked by a heavy
prow, which drifted much when it
was sent flying by the fierce wind.
On the Sioux City line, near Sioux
City, telegraph lines were down.
The Northwestern railroad re
verted from two to seven inches
of snow from Norfolk to the sand
hills. Freight service on this
read between Long Pine and
Ohadron was entirely suspended
until the tracks were cleared.
fourteen inches or snow was
reported in the Burlington yards
at Havenna yesterday inornin.g
and trainmen coming from the
northwest yesterday forenoon re
ported Nebraska covered in while
west of Etica and Fairmont.
l no ureeiey-M'icson train (in
the Burlington was stuck in the
snow north of Greeley during the
day and had not been released last
S. 0. Cole has pome home
grown alfalfa seed for sale at
$0.00 per bushel. 3-2-wit
From Friday's Daily.
The convention of Hie C
tian churches of the Second d;s
li iet of Nebraska, which has been
in session in this city since Wed
nesday afternoon, closed ils ses
sions last evening in a most
profitable ami enlerlaining man
ner, at which some of the ablest
speakers of the stale were pres
ent and addressed I he gathering.
The afternoon session yesterday
was largely devoted to the busi
ness session and the discussion
of matters of interest to the
Chrislian Woman's Board of Mis
sions, and some very useful
thoughts on the, church work were
brought out by the different mem
bers of the convention. The song
service lecture by Hcv. Milton was
one of the mosl pleasing of bulb
the afternoon and evening ses
sions, and the members were de
lighted with Ihe enthusiasm and
fervor willi which the services
jwere given hy Hie delegates in at
The ladies of Ihe church had
arranged for a big dinner for the
lelegates and friends in this cily
from 5 to 8 o'clock yesterday aft
ernoon, and 4 he dinner was at
tended by a large number of the
citiens, many of them being out
side of Ihe church, who took this
golden opportunity of enjoying
Ihe delicacies thai the ladies of
the Christian church alone know
how to prepare, and Ihe delights
of Hie occasion will be long re
membered by all taking part in
the pleasing affair.
The evening session of the con
vention was addressed by Rev. II.
0. Pritchard of Lincoln on Ihe
subject of the "Decay of the Rural
Church," and he dealt with Ihe
matter in plain words, pointing
out where the city churches were
drawing greater numbers away
from Ihe country and the stumbl
ing Mocks that the country
churches threw in the way of their
own sucess. Me slated that the
cities, with their improvements
and amusements, as well as the
hard work on the farm, drew many
Ihe larger towns and caused
the decay of the rural churches
that were such a power for years
in every rominunity. He also
slated that so often the country
churches and hoards had asked
themselves the tpieslion, "What
can we do for Ihe churches?" in
stead of "What can we do for the
people?" and the slighting of the
interest of the people had con
trbuted to a great extent, to the
lack of interest in the small
churches. Rev. Pritchard be
lieved the small church should be
made the gathering place of the
different communities, where the
members could meet and inter
change views on subjects of inter
est, and betterment for them all.
The address was right to the
point and met with hearty ap
pioval from all who heard Ibis
The city was proud to entertain
this gathering of representatives
of the different churches in this
section of the state and it is to
be hoped they will gather with us
again in the fuluie and their wel
corne will he hearty, ns the dele
gates were all splendid people and
re dec led great credit upon the
organization thev represented.
FUNERAL OF IS,
Large Number of Neighbors and
Friends Pay Last Sad Tribute
to a Noble Lady.
THE 610 11
OF THE JAIL VOTE;-,''
The Majority for the Jail Slightly
Increased, Which Is Gratify
ing to the Taxpayers.
Grave Fears Are Entertained for
the Result of the Sudden
From Friday'8 Dily.
The funeral of Ihe late Mrs.
Nancy J. Martin was held yester
day afternoon at the home of her
brother, William A. Taylor, south
of this city, and was largely at
tended by a host of sorrowing
friends, who had known this
worthy lady for the many years
that she iiad been a resident of
this county, and the tribules of
fered at the funeral were most
sincere tokens of the high esteem
in which she had been held by all
who knew her.
The services were in charge of
Rev, 1. L. Dunkleberger of Ihe
Christian church of this cily, who
spoke most feelingly of the life
of Ibis worthy Christian lady and
offered words of hope and con
solation to the sorrowing rela-
ives and friends gathered at the
funeral. A choir from Murray
was jiresent and sang several of
e old hymns that had been so
much loved hy Mrs. Martin during
er lifetime. The body was laid
to rest in the Eikenbary cemetery,
south of this city.
Nancy J. Martin was born in
Red Sulphur Spring, Monroe
county, West Virginia, November
L'0, 1827, and was the daughter
of Matthew and Elizabeth Taylor,
pioneer residents of that locality,
and she grew lo womanhood
among the rugged hills of that
state and was united in marriage
in 1843 to William II. Martin.
To this union two children were
born, one dying in infancy, whilo
Ihe other passed away while only
a child of It years. Mr. Martin
and wife resided for many years
on a farm south of Ibis city, until
t8'.)(i, when death claimed the
husband, and since that time Mrs.
Marl in lias made her home with
her brother, where she passed
from this earth last Tuesday
morning. Mrs. Martin in early
life joined the Christian church
and was a faithful and consistent
member of that faith until death,
although of late years her poor
health had kept her confined to
her home most of the time, and
for the past five months she had
been forced to remain bedfast, but
ii all these trials her faith sus
lained her until the end-.
From Near Nehawka.
B. F. Hoback, one of the ex
cellent farmers from near Ne
hawk a, was in the city a few
hours today, coming up lo attend
the sale of the Oeiser land, located
near Union. Mr. Hoback is one of
the mighty good friends of the
Journal, and we are sure the win
ner by being able lo place him on
our large list of staunch support
ers. This is his first visit lo the
county seat for several months,
owing to a sick spell that has
continued over the larger portion
of Ihe winter, but wo aro pleased
to note that he is improving at.
From Saturduy's Dully.
The Missouri river at Ibis point
has risen very rapidly yesterday
afternoon and lasl night and is
now almost at the stage usually
reached by the June rise, and
much higher water is looked for,
as reports from Sioux City in
dicate I hat several feel of raise
wtt on ils way down Hie river.
The river here cannot do much
damage beyond covering the road
to the ferry, but across the river,
where Ihe railroad company has
done considerable rip-rapping,
there is considerable apprehen
sion felt that Ihe continued laise
of the waters may force an en
trance, back of Ihe rip-rap, in
which case all Hie work that has
been done will likely be swept
At Ilenlon station, north of Pa
cific Junction, the river runs near
the tracks of the Kansas City line
f Ihe Burlington, and it is here
that Ihe greatest danger exists,
for the railroad, as of late years
Ihe liver has been making de
termined efforts lo break through
there and follow down the Iowa
side into Keg creek, in which case
the company would lose thou
sands of dollars' worth of prop
erty and the big bridge here would
be left standing over a mere
The mosl expert engineers of
the Burlington were employed at
Benton all last fall and this win
ter in preparing to combat (he
rush of flood water, and so far
have been successful in their ef
forts to hold back the force of the
river and to try and throw the
force of the current toward Ihe
Nebraska shore, but Ihe old Mis
souri has shown no disposition lo
change Ihe course to this side.
The sewer creek, near Rocky
Point, has been backed up by the
river and has begun to Hood over
the bottom land south of the ball
park, but it is not thought likely
that the water will rise sufficient
to reach the ball grounds, as the
road has been graded up to qrile
a height, which will tend to keep
the water out of the park. If the
raise continues it looks probable
that the farm occupied by I. F.
Bates, near the depot, will
flooded to some extent.
Yesterday Andrew Kearn, the
iged man who for a number ot
years lias resided north of the
slandpipe in this cily, was taken
lo the county farm, where he will
be cared for by the county in the
future, although for some time
past tie has Iieen dependent on the
board of county commissioners,
and as he is very feeble and in
poor health, it was thought best,
to take him to the farm, where
he could be heller laken care of.
Mr. Kearn at one time was a
wealthy man and Ihe owner
of a line farm near this cily.
which he sold and moved into
iowu, where he mad.; the wealth
had received for his farm flow
like water, with the assistance of
a number of friends, liolh male
.ind female, and it was not long
before he was reduced lo poverty.
uid gradually sank into a senile
old ace, drivintr bis w ife and fam
ily from him by his habils and
laily life, and for Ihe past few
years Ins lite lias neen one thai.
would make the average man or
woman ashamed of, but he would
simply not allow anyone lo clean
any alarming up the home in which he resided,
the majority nnd on the visits of his little
daughter with him he refused to
le her even sweep the floor, pre
ferring lo spend his days in Ihe
tilth and dirt. The change to the
farm will doubtless cure
l lie canvassing hoard, coin-
pesed of (ieorne L. Farley of hi
cily and John Tighe of Mauley
ycrdenlay afternoon finished Hit
work of canvassing the return of
Ihe vole cast in Cass county on
Ihe jail ipicsliou, and the canvass
did not devclope
for the jail was increased from
L'iJ to -T)'.!. l lie pail weal her on
election day largely interferred
wilh Ihe vole gelling out or tin
majority would in all probability county
b the board, was ns follows
Precinct For Against
Weeping Wafer ....
een liiucii larger, ane vine him of his orac ice. as Sunerin-
(liuereiu nrecincis. as ioumi enden 'rums wi no a ow miv
in the resi-
dirt to accumulate
dence at the farm.
Eight Mile drove.
I Rock Bluffs.
Second Rock IllulTs
Weeping Wnler Cily
Fifth ward 115
lf 1 70
ti 1) 1
J 3 1118
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ART GLES A LONG WAYS
Tax Receipt Picked Up Near Old
Goos Home, South of Town,
Carried From Berlin.
The extent of the great tornado
f Easier Sundav i every day be
ing hrought out hy dillerenl ar
ticles and papers picked up miles
. . .1,931
away from Iheir original place of
keeping', and the latest story of
Ihe tornado finds is that of Mrs.
Rudolph Sphane, residing south
if Ibis city, near the old Coos
homestead, who a few days ago,
while working around her home,
saw a piece of paper. lying under
the edge of an old door. She
picked Ihe paper up, which was
covered Willi mud and dill, and
look it into the house, where she
washed the mud off and was
treat ly surprised lo find I hat it
was a lax receipt for personal
taxes for the year 1908 issued lo
The spring lime, with ils bud- Henry Koch, sr., of Berlin, Otoe
county, and was for Ihe sum of
M i.7li. The receipt had evident
ly been carried by the tornado
wl :ch dest roved Ihe town of Ber
lin, nnd brought Ihirly-five miles
PREPARING FOR A TRIP
DOWN IRE MISSOURI
ding trees and awakening life,
causes the "wanderlust" to sci.i
hold of a great many of the resi
dents of the city, and three of our
young men in this city are prepar
Ovation to Judge Travis.
Judge H. D. Travis was in the
city yesterday. He arrived sud
denly and his appearance was the
cause of an ovation by the at
torneys who met him at the court
house. He looks rather thin since
his recent illness, but ho says he
is feeling much heller. He en
joyed the trip to Florida, but he
said the trip home was a torture
that he doesn't caro to have re
peated. Nebraska Cily Press.
S. O. Cole has some home
grown alfalfa seed for sale at
$9.00 per bushel. 4-7-2lwkIy
ing to start down the old Missouri lo ihe home of Mr. Spahue, where
river in a few weeks in a com- it was dropped by the wind which
binalion between a house-boat blew quite strongly there on the
and a raft, with which they hope night of the tornado. The re
to reach New Orleans and bask ceipt is not damaged a preat deal,
there in the smiles of the daugh- although exposure lo Ihe rain has
lers of the famous French-Ameri- dimmed it slightly, but it is still
can city of the western continent, easy to read Ihe names ami
The young men expect to float figures on it. Mrs. Spahne
leisurely dovn the river, slopping brought Ihe receipt to Ihe store
whenever the mood strikes them of Zuckweiler & Lulz an,d the firm
and enjoying the watermelons, wil! send the paper hack to the
green corn ami other garden oi ner. There were numerous ar-
dainties on their trip to the gulf, tides scattered along the path of
It is possible they may continue the slorm from Berlin clear to the
Missouri river, and doubtless
I'H'c they came from or the
owners will never he Known.
on their way lo Panama.
Quite a Difference.
the last time a jail proposi
tion was submitted .ehawka voted Monte S"lreight, who is employ.
almost J to 1 against it. lhis IV tu, Adam's Express com.
time the supporters of lh pro- pany as a messenger, running be-
posilion numbered 4 to 1. Oh! Ween Chicago and Omaha, came
you dammadesty Nehawka News. ,0WII frum Omaha this morning
And yet the: Weeping Water Re- between I rains to visit, a few hours
publican has the audacity lo say nl the James Sage home.
that the jail proposition received
about the same vote or less than If you have a house for rent try
it received lasl fall. ' a Journal Want Ad.
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