The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 17, 1913, Image 1

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NO. 30.
Committee Appointed toLook Af
ter Arrangements and a Big
Time Expected.
The lcal society of the T. J.
Sokol at their meeting Sunday af
ternoon appointed a committee to
look after the arrangements for
the big tournament that will be
held in this city on August 11
to 17. The committee will at
once begin to make preparations
to make this the biggest and most
successful affair of its kind that
lias been here in recent years
and the local society will make
every effort to show the visitors
a royal time while they are guests
in this city. This tournament
will bring in visitors from all over
the west, and it will be a matter
of great pride to our citizens to
see that the streets and walks
leading to the grounds of the so
ciety on West Pearl street are
placed in the proper condition
and in a way that will reflect
credit upon -the city and its resi
dents. There are two blocks of
walk in very poor shape near
there, one on Main street between
Eleventh and Twelfth streets and
nn Fourteenth street from Main
to Pearl, that will have to bo
fixed up as it is almost impossible
to get through there in muddy
weather without doing great dam
age to the clothing of the pedes
trians and as a matter of pride
to the city these place should be
llxed wilii the. proper kind of walks
at onct; ami the city authorities
should see that it is attended to.
The committee just, appointed
consists of Win. Holly, Emmons
Ptak and Mike Hajeck and they
will see that the visitors are
shown one of the liveliot times
they have experienced and are
treated in a manner that will
cause them to want to return here
for another meelinsr.
The tournament will consist of
turning- exercises by delegations
from the different societies and
it will bring here some of the
leading Bohemian athlete?, m the
west to take part in the contest.
Most of the work will be ;:iven in
the park at the T. J. Soko! liall if
the weather permits anJ wi'l be
an unu.r.i;l treat to those who
ii.",ov an exhibition of this l;ii c!
aid it s1 on Id be attend" 1 'v
everyone who can possib'v !iml
lime to do so for it is in:. t';er,
that r.ich an opportunity is
From Wednesday's Dally.
The record price for land in the
county was reached yesterday,
when Robert Propst of Mynard
disposed of one acre of land to
Grant Wetenkamp of that place
for 5m), which is certainly going
some for land prices. The land
is located adjoining Mynard and
is quite valuable for building pur
poses. Mr. Propst is one of the
largest land owners in this sec
tion and has quite a great deal
that he will dispose of at the same
From Wednesday'! Dally.
The county commissioners, at
their session yesterday, passed a
resolution permitting the playing
of ball games in the villages of
I he county on Sunday, as the law
just passed by the legislature and
signed by Governor Morehend
makes this lepal in the state,
'Ibis is a very good move, as it
gives the lovers of a good, clean
game of base ball an opportunity
lo attend games without having to
violate Hit; law by having the
games played. The commission
th voted as follows: Tor, Jor
dan. Pit.; against, Ileebner.
Sell your property by an ad In
the Journal.
Mrs. Spangler Improving.
Fred Spangler and little son
Homer, accompanied by Miss Mil
dred Burke, a sister "if Mrs.
Spangler, were passengers for
Omaha Sunday, where they spent
the day with Mrs. Spangler at the
hospital, where she is recovering
from the effects of an operation
for gall stones. Mrs. Spangler is
getting along nicely and every
prospect for her recovery is held
out by the physicians in attend
ance upon her at the hospital.
The Damaged Homes of the Ne
braska Metropolis Are Rapidly
Being Restored.
The work of rest oral ion of
Omaha's tornado stricken district
is going rapidly along. Under the
personal direction of C. C. Hose
water, chairman of the operating
committee, rapid progress along
systematic lines has been made.
To "late thirty-live homes, at an
average cost of .$25 S, have been
restored, while ten additional
homes have been repaired through
the co-opera! ion of Ih"' relief
One hundred and sixty families,
who were renters, have been pro
vided for. New homes have been
furnished, the rent paid in ad
vance, and the houses completely
outfitted from the basement to the
beil-roonis. In many instances
the recipients are in much" more
comfortable circumstances than
before the tornado. Every case
that has been assisted has been
worthy, and the relief given after
thorough investigation.
One "thousand, eight hundred
eighty-one families have been
given food and provisions since
the tornado. Many of these are
yet being taken care of by the
relief committee, which is at
tempting to put them on a self
supporting basis as fast as time
will permit.
A visit to the tornado district
today occasions much discussion,
so complete has been the restora
tion work. While many evidences
of the storm remain, yet the won
derful change has excited the
favorable comment to out-of-town
' It's the Omaha and Nebraska
spirit," visitors say. "That ex
plains it."
At the council meeting Monday
evening the matter of extending
the sewer on Chicago avenue was
brought up by Councilman E. J.
llichey, who slated that the coun
ty hail offered to give 500 to
ward the completion of the work,
which will make a vast improve
ment in that section of the city.
It is proposed to extend the
sewer to Marble street, taking in
about four blocks additional to
the amount of sewer now in use.
The mouth of the sewer would by
this means be extended toward
the head of the avenue and lessen
the chances of overflow from the
flood water and prove of untold
value to the property of those re
siding in that portion of the city.
This is an unusual chance to get
the work through, as the cost to
the city will probably be only
about 500 or G00, as the other
part would come from the funds
that are placed to the use of the
city with the county from taxes.
The city clerk was instructed to
advertise for bills for the con
struction of th"1 sewer and the
matter will be taken up at the
next meeting of the council and
some definite action taken in re
gard to the sewer, and it is lo be
hoped, for the advancement of the
city, that the council can see their
way clear to put the sewer exten
sion through.
Farm for Sale.
Anyone wanting to liny a farm
would do well to see W. P.. Hryan,
county assessor.
Adhered to They Are Just What
Will Talk for Best Interests
of Plattsmouth.
That yon will keep so busy
boosting (hit you won't have lime
to knock.
That you will vole, talk and
work for a bigger, belter, brighter
That you will help to make this
a good town so that the town can
make good.
That you will increase the
value of your property by im
proving its appearance.
That you will sny something
good of the town every lime you
write a letter.
That you will invest your money
here where you made it and where
you can watch it.
That you will not point the bad
defects to a stranger or fail to
point them out to a neighbor.
That you will keep your prem
ises cleaned up and repaired as a
mailer of both pride and proiit.
That you will never buy a thing
outside of the town until the
local merchant ha's had a chance
lo sell it to you.
That you will brag so much
about this town that you will have
to work hard for it to keep from
being a liar.
That you will take half a day
right now lo pick up the odds and
ends around the place and con
vert them into use, money or
That you will conlrihule as
much money as you can afford
ami as much enthusiasm as any
body to any movement to develop
the town's resources. -
That you will make friends with
the farmers if a business man. or
with the town folks if a farmer,
and help work together for the
good of the community of which
Ibis town is the center.
The Plattsmouth Commercial
club has had a committee at work
to secure, if possible, better train
service on the Missouri Pacific
road in that city. A committee of
two recently visited the Missouri
Pacific headquarters in Kansas
City and laid the matter before the
division officials. They received
the assurance that the railroad
company would provide better
means for getting to and from
Plattsmouth from tin; interior of
(lie county and that this would be
done very shortly. This would
mean much to Plattsmouth be
cause of the time now required
for western points in the county
on the Missouri Pacific to reach
I he county seat. The club re
ported also that a contract had
already been made for a new ad
dition lo the Durlington station
in Plattsmouth. The station
building will be practically doubl
ed in size and changed in many
ways. A committee, was appoint
ed to consult with Swift & Com
pany regarding the locating of a
soap factory in that place. Lin
coln Trade Review.
From Wednesday's Dally.
The Hotel Ililey barber shop,
which for the past three years has
been owned and run by Perry
Thackston, was sold Monday to
Ed Weideburg of Omaha, who
look possession at once and is
now in charge of the business.
Mr. Weideburg is a gentleman
who has had long experience in
I he barber business and w ill keep
the Riley shop up to the high
standard established by Mr.
Thackston and will devolc his
ti'iie in trying to serve his
patrons in the most up-lo-dale
manner and to give them satisfaction.
Ull I
William E. Rackstrom and Miss
Ida Johnson United in Mar
riage Last Evening.
From Wednesday's Dally.
One of the most, elaborate and
beautiful weddings that has oc
curred in this city was that at, the
Swedish Mission church last even
ing, when the nuptials of Mr. Wil
liam Erie Hackslroin and Miss Ida
Johnson were solemnized betore
a large congregation of relatives
and friends.
The church had been beauti
fully decorated in a color scheme
of pink and white and the aisles
were carpeted in while. Preced
ing the ceremony .Miss Seva John
son, sister of the bride, sang "For
You Alone,' and promptly at 8
o'clock the bridal parly entered
the church, led by seven little
(lower girls Judith Johnson,
r.dilh. Hilda and Augusta Wailen-
gren, Helen Johnson, Tln-lina
Olson and Alice Johnson who
have for the past four ears been
members of Miss Johnson's Sun
day school class.
The groom entered ncxl, ac
companied by his groomsman. Mr.
S. Hjork of Ouuiha, both being at
I'red in the conventional black.
The matron of honor, Mrs. O. A.
Nyslrom of Omaha, sister of the
bride, preceded the bride, being
attired in a lovely cost nine of net
ever pink silk. The bride entered
the church on the arrii of her
father, Mr. Gust Johnson, and
was most charmingly attired in
an elaborate wedding gown of
while silk and chiffon, with long
till I" veil and - carried a white
prayer book.
The wedding ceremony look
plat at (he gate of the altar, 1 lu
soft strains of melody in G Hal
being played throughout the rere
ii iii y by Miss Esther Thoren rf
Lincoln, cousin of the bride. The
Rev. K. (Prison of Wahoo, Neb.,
olllciated, using t ho beautiful and
imprcsMve ring service. Follow
ing the pronouncing of the words
that made the young people one,
the wedding parly left the church
lo the strains of the Lohengrin
wedding march.
The reception at the home of
1 1st; bride's parents in South Park
was quite elaborate and there was
a large number of friends of the
contracting parlies present lo
shower upon the newly wedded
couple their wishes for their
ill ure welfare and happines. The
home had been decorated nwsl
charmingly in pink 'and while
carnations throughout the parlor
and dining room, making the
scene one of exceptional beauty,
nml mad"! a fitting selling for the
happy gathering. A two-course
luncheon was served to the wed
ding pni ly and guests, the chief
feature o( which was the wedding
ra'c, a t-piindid piece of art worn
presented lo Hie bride and groom
by Mrs. Joe Maroucek. Under the
auspices of Mrs. C. A. Nostrom an
exceptionally line program was
given, consisting of vocal and in
slrumental music.
The newly wedded pair received
a large number of beautiful and
costly gifts from their friends in
testimony of the high esteem in
which they were held.
The bride is a native Platts
mouth girl and has grown to
womanhood in this city and is a
graduate of the local High school
in the class of If 09 and for the
past three years has been clerking
in the store of H. Golding in this
city, and has made a vast num
ber of friends by her charming
manner and personality. The
groom is a young man of sterling
worlh and excellent character,
who has resided in this city for a
number of years, w here he is em
ployed in the Hurlinglon paint
shops, and has a vast number of
friends, who will wish him and
his charming wife many long
years of happiness and joy in
their journey through life.
The bride and groom departed
Ibis morning on No. 10 for an cx
Icnded southern trip, and will be
at home to their friends after
June 1 at the cosy home I hey have
prepared on South Eighth street.
The out-of-town guests at
the wedding were: Messrs. and
Mesdames E. M. Thoren, Slroms
burg. Neb.; S. Hjork, Omaha: W.
Fahleson, Davey, Xeh.; O. A.
Nystrom and Mrs. C .Johnson and
daughter, Judith, Omaha; Miss
Esther Thoren. Lincoln; Clifford
Thoren, Stromsbiirg; Elmer llall
strom. Murray, and Miss Ilildur
Kahhont, Davey, Neb.
Meet at Cummins Home.
From Wednesday's Dallv.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the
Presbyterian church was very
pleasantly entertained at the
home of Mrs. E. D. Cummins yes
terday afternoon, at which time
their regular meeting was held.
There was a large number in at
tendance and Ihev had a most en
joyable lime. Alter the business
session the ladies whiled away
the hours in conversation, sewing
und the like. The hostess served
none dainty refreshments.
Mr. and Mrs. August Tartsch,
Children and Friends Join in
Commemorating the Event.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Fifty years ago today, in the
town of Sullivan, Jefferson coun
ty, Wisconsin, occurred I In; wed
ding of two young people of I hat
thriving little city, who have
since that lime become two of the
most worthy and highly esteemed
residents of Plattsmouth. The
contracting parties were Mr. and
Mrs. August Tartsch, ami today
at their home in this city their
children have gathered to assist
them in the celebration of their
golden wedding, ami to this most
estimable lady and gentlemen the
hod wishes of the entire com
munity will go out and the hope
that, they may live to celebrate
their diamond anniversary.
Mr. Tartsch was born in Prus
sia on July 17, 1810, and his w ife
in Hanover on July 7, 18H8, and
while yet small children were
brought to the United Slates, Mrs.
Tarlsch arriving in I8 5( and I he
parents "if Mr. Tartsch coming
over in 18 i8, and both families
located in Wisconsin, where the
two young people grew up to-,
gel her and their childhood friend
ship blossomed into love and
marriage on April l(i, 18:j, at
Sullivan, Wisconsin, when Ihe
words that joined them for lift;
were pronounced by Rev. Rihu of
the German Lutheran church of
that place.
The young people resided in
Wisconsin until 1878, when they
came west, and crossing the Mis
souri river decided to locate in the
promising town of Plattsmouth,
and they have made their home
here since that time, and there
has been no more worthy or high
ly respected citizens residing here
than Mr. and Mrs. Tartsch, ami
their friends are without number",
and timing all Ihe years that they
have resided here their happy,
contented home I He has been an
example to their friends and ac
quaintances of a devoted husband
and wife.
To Mr. ami Mrs. Tarlsch four
children were born, and today
they are assembled in happy re
union under the parental roof.
The children are: Henry II.
Tartsch and Mrs. Dora Thornherg
of Sioux City, and Miss Delia
Tarlsch and George Tarlsch of
this city. The families of (he
(hildren are also here today lo
assist in the celebration.
From Tuesdays Dally.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs.
S. E. Carey, of Hrcrkcnridge, Mo.,
died yesterday at, the home of his
grandparents, west of Mynard,
quite suddenly. The funeral was
held from the A. C. Carey home
this morning. The parents of the
little boy came up from Missouri
about a week ago lo visit, a sister
of Mr. Carey's, who has been quite
sick, and while there Ihe little one
was taken sick and died, despite
all that could be done for him.
Tramp Printer Visits Uncle
Charley Sherman in Mer
rill, Oregon.
The following we clip from tho
Merrill Oregon- Record, of
which our old friend and former
publisher of the Journal is
Friday morning lat the writer
was alone at, work in the oillce,
when the front door opened and
closed softly and, although he did
not for a moment look up from
his work, he became aware from
hearing soft footfalls on the tloor,
that someone had entered the
room. There was an undefined
something, however, about, the
matter that seemed very familiar,
as if the person who had come in
was accustomed to Ihe place.
W hen be did look up be under
stood it all for there stood be
fore him a topical specimen of
that genus of Hie long-ago, but,
now almost vanished an obi
Tramping Printer! There was no
mistaking the character; hi! would
base known and recognized for
what, be was bad he met him any
where a short man, rugged build
and unkempt appearance, with
greasy-looking pantaloons sus
tained at Ihe top by a rope tied
about, his waist, without any vest,
the half-open, dark-colored coat
disclosing: the front, of a very
dirty, brownish-colored shirt, the
coat, mostly concealed by an un
canny yellow "slicker," his chin
and face covered with a heavy
beard, grey and while in color, his
bushy hair, once red but now al
most while with age, his crowning
feature being a dingy, dilapidated
derby hat, of ancient usage. I took
a good, long look at him, and re
marked, "Well, if I'm not, mis
taken here is old Dick Deadeye,
who worked for ine more than 30
years ago in Plat I smoiit h, Ne
braska!" "Well, if your name is
Sherman, I guess you're right,"
was the rejoinder. According to
his story, the old man has almost
ever since that lime been a wan
derer up and down jhe coast, put
ting in his lime working a few
da.s, weeks or months at a place,
and then again taking lo the road
the wander-lust gelling posses
sion of him. The time was when
such as made up at least half of
Ihe working force of all the type
setting force of the printing
offices in the country, big and lit
tle; but since tho invention of the
Ijnolype these perapaletic wan
derers have largely disappeared.
Most of them are gone lo their
buig homes, and these are no re
cruits. This tine Ewell is his
real name stayed here for a few
hours' work nml again look lo tho
road. He must now be well along
toward 80 years of age, but is still
in rugged beallh. As a relic of
a departing class or condition he
is well worth a passing comment.
nifiTinii nninnr mil
AUullUN DnlUUL uLuu
From Wednesday'! Dally.
The Auction Hridge club was
entertained in a most, charming
manner by Misses Mia and Bar
bara fit-ring at their beautiful
home on North Sixth street last
evening, ami the lime was delight
fully passed at bridge, followed
by delicious refreshments served
by Ihe hostesses, which further
added to Ihe pleasures of the
evening. The club members were
unanimous in voicing that this
was one of the most delightful
gatherings the club has held, and
those who have been guests at the
Gering home can fully realiz-j the
delightful hospitality that is al
ways afforded guests of this most
hospitable family.
Mrs. It. E. Shcehan and iiltle
child, of Galesburg, Illinois, ar
rived yesterday afternoon for a
short visit here at Ihe home of
Mrs. Sheelian's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. O. H. Smilli.