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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, APRIL 28, 1913.
Devising Plans by Which Work
Can Be Done and in Which All
Can Take a Part.
The matter of beautifying the
city is one that should appeal to
everyone who resides in Platt3
mouth, and small efforts on the
part of every householder applied
in the right direction will work
wonders in its way.
Clean up the yards, trim your
trees and shrubbery and place
them in a neat and orderly ap
pearance that will reflect credit on
your home. See that the house and
buildings are kept in proper re
pair and not allowed to run down
and present an dilapidated sight
to the visitors to the city, as well
as your own neighbors.
In the line of beautifying, the
proposition offered at the Com
mercial club last Thursday in re
gard to the making of small parks
out of the waste lots at the inter
section of the avenues and differ
ent streets is oiie that should re
commend itself to the residents of
the city as a splendid chance to
secure several pretty little public
squares and parks, where benches
can be placed for the purpose of
resting. The spots are in good
shape to be sodded and in some
cases all that is necessary is the
sowing of some grass seed to
make a beautiful grass plot in a
short lime that will be a credit to
the city and an object of beauty.
Take on Chicago avenue, there
is a nice place for a liltle park
west of the A. 0. U. W. hall and
it is probable that the Kinser
place could be secured to turn in
to a Utile rest-park, and -with sev
eral beds of flowering plants and
shrubs would be one of the neat
est places in the town. The same
is true at I he intersection of
Washington avenue and Vine
streets, where Hie empty lots there
when, with liltle cost and labor,
I hey could easily be made into
a place both handsome and useful
and add greatly lo the value of tho
properly in I he locality in which)
it is located.
Let the people think the park
proposition over and take some
action lo give the city a nicer,
more refined appearance to the
strangers who come here. The
park on lop of the Fifth street hill,
Garfield park, is a very pretty lil
tle square, but it. is not situated
in the position Ihese small parks
would be to impress the visitors.
Indian Princess Coming.
Among tho Indians with the
Texas Bill's Wild West, which is
a part of the enormous Yankee
Robinson three-ring circus, is
Princess 'Kiowa,' noted as one
of the greatest rifle shots and
rope throwers in the world. This
is her first season entour. She
appears at every performance of
the Wild West and is delighted
with her first trip through
civilization. She talks English
fluently and lady visitors to the
Indian camp can have a few en
tertaining moments by engaging
her in conversation. At Platts
mouth Monday, May 5.
JESSE BLUNT AND
IS. HENRY EIKEII-
J. O'BRIEN IN THE CITY
Burlington Will Fight Case to the
Bitter End as One of Injustice
to the Relief.
From Thursday's Daily.
The car of Fish Commissioner
W. J. O'Brien, which has been
in the shops in this city undergo
ing an overhauling, was taken out
yesterday afternoon on No. -3 by
the superintendent for the fish
eries at South Bend. The stale
fisheries at that place are a most
attractive place, and under the
management, of Mr. O'Brien have
greatly increased their efficiency
toward furnishing good fish for
Hie stocking of the different small
streams and lakes of the state.
Mr. O'Brien, while in the city, took
I occasion to drop into the Journal
office to have a social chat, and
we were greatly pleased to meet
the genial fish commissioner, and
he has a standing invitation to
make the Journal office his head
quarters when in Plattsmouth.
THE JOHN M. LEYDA HOME
HAS BEEN GREATLY IMPROVED
From Thursday's Dally.
The residence property of At-
lorney John M. Leyda, in the Sec
j ond ward, has been receiving a
number of improvements the past
week that will add much to the
value of the properly. Mr. Leyda
has had a large room excavated
under his residence, which he will
use. as a store and work room.
Concrete walls and floor will be
placed in- the room, making it
z ' i - ii i r
(lamp-prooi, as wen us iree iium
the annoyances common to cel
lars not constructed in this man
ner. Floyd Patridge and Philip
Harrison are engaged in doing the
work and it will require sonic time
yet to make the job complete.
From Thursday's Dally.
The Omaha World-Herald of
this morning contains the follow
ing account of the case of Jesse F.
Blount vs. the Burlington Helnn,
which came up fur hearing in the
state supreme court yesterday
Mr. Blunt formerly resided in
this city, and is at present a resi
dent of Nebraska City, where ho is
conducting a restaurant:
"The Burlington Railroad com
pany in supreme court today
entered a vigorous defense to the
payment, through its relief de
nartnient. of a claim of Jesse F.
Blounl, a member thereof at the
lime of his injuries. The case is
one of unusual character.
"Blount made application at
McCook, where he was employee
as a hostler's helper, September
19. 1907. Shortly after that
thinsrs beuan lo hannen to him. He
was laid up from injuries for five
davs and drew down $7.50 for
this. March 23, 11)08, he suffered
an iniurv to his left knee which
incapacitated him for 358 days
for which he drew $537. He went
back to work on March 14, 1909
and a week later reported with an
injury to the same leg at the same
point. From this he suffered for
a period of 102 days and filed
claim for $153 therefor. Here is
where tho company got its back
up and declined to pay.
"Officials of the relief depart
ment began looking up their rec
ords and found that Blount, un
der the name of Blunt, had been
a member of the department seven
different times and by reason of
reported injuries and disabilities
had received benefits of various
amounts fourteen different limes
The records of the superintendent
1 till T- I . . 1 1. I I .
snowed inai, as mum nan enicret
the service in 1892 at Plaits
mouth, and collected from $1 to
48 for various injuries, including
bruised hand, conjunclivis,
lonsililis, bruised finger, lacraled
hand, bruised hip, bruised elbow,
bruised left band, piece of iron in
eye, sickness, cut on right hand,
bruised finger, bruised right hand
and sprained right side. While
listed as Blount at McCook ho re
ceived injuries to his righl hand
and his left knee,"
REAL ESTATE TRANS
FERS IN CASS COUNTY
From Thursday's Daily.
The following transfer of prop
erty was recorded yesterday in the
oflice of Register of Deeds A. J.
C. C. Parmele to W. S. Schwab,
warranty deed, $250, lols 7 to 14,
block 4; lols 3 to 6, block 5,
O'Neill's addition, Plattsmouth.
II. F. Petty lo Lorenze Bauer,
warranty deed, $1,000, lot 24, Por
ter Place, Plattsmouth.
K. G. Peterson to J. E. Lewis,
warrant deed, $10,000, south
half, southeast quarter, 18-10-9.
J. H. Becker lo Philip Becker,
deed, $800, west half, southeast
quarter, southeast quarter, south
west quarter, 13-12-12.
F. J. Fitzgerald lo Harry Gross,
warranty deed, $i, part southwest
NATIONAL GUARDS MAY
COME TO THE RIFLE RANGE
To Appeal Case.
From Friday's Dally.
An appeal has been tiled in the
district court of the case of Wal
lace M. Philpol vs. John R. C.
Gregory, from the decision of the
county court, which gave the
plaintiff judgment for the re
covery of a threshing outfit valued
at $810, which the plaintiff sought
to replevin from Ihe defendant.
The case was very hotly contest
ed in the lower court by both
From Thursday's Dally.
The use of the rifle range north
of this citv by the slate militia
seems to be almost certain, as Ad
jutant General P. L. Hall, of the
Nebraska National Guard, is now
negotiating: for Ihe securing of
450 acres of land between Water
loo and Valley for a temporary
camp for the soldiers, as well as
a sham battle, following a forced
inarch. From Valley the soldiers
will be sent to Plaltsmouth about
August 1, for a four days' stay at
the rifle range for practice. It
would be a splendid attraction if
a sham battle could be arranged
for with General Hall, to take
place on the grounds north of this
city, which would give Ihe young
soldiers an opportunity lo show
their skill in maneuvering, either
on the. bottom lands or in Ihe hills
that surround tho range on the
west, and if the state officers arc
looking for the ideal location for
this feature of Ihe summer's en
campment they should come here
This would bring a large number
to the city and will furnish much
excitement for the lime they are
If you have a house for rent try
a Journal Want Ad.
Guild Holds Meeting.
From Friday's Dnlly.
The St. Luke's Guild of St
Luke's parish met yesterday aft
ernoon at Ihe home of Mrs. It. R
Livingston, on North Sixlh street
The ladies spent a very pleasant
and profitable time in social con
versation and discussion of Ihe
work of the society.
B R PASSES
Death of This Estimable Lady Oc
curred This Morning After
Miss Ruehland Still Suffers.
For the past six weeks Miss
osie Huehland has been confined
o ner home sullering from a very
severe attack of inflammatory
heumatism, and her condition
oes not greatly improve and her
parents and friends have been
very much worried over her severe
illness. That she will soon rc-
'over and be able to be up and
around is Ihe sincere wish of her
From Friday's Dally.
This morning about 9 o'clock
Mrs. Henr y Kikeubary passed
away at her home, a lew miles
southwest of this cily, alter
lingering for several days suffer
ing from a stroke of paralysis
The death of this worthy lady was
nol unexpected, as several days
ago the attending physicians had
given up hope of saving her ilfe
and the end was foreseen lo be
only a matter of a short time, but
the blow falls very heavily on tho
aged husband, as well as the
three daughters Mrs. Charles A
Vallery, SI. Joseph, Missouri; Mrs.
Joseph J. Johnson, Denver, and
Miss Kmnia Eikenhary of this city,
who has bad Ihe care of her
mother for several years.
Elizabeth M. Arnold was born
August 9, 1814, in Kalamazoo
county, Michigan, and came to
Nebraska in the fifties with her
family, and on January 1, 1802
she was united in marriage in
Plaltsmouth to Henry Kikeubary
Shortly after their marriage Mr
and Mrs. Kikeubary removed lo
the farm, southwest of this cily
where I hey have since resided
During the lifetime of this pioneer
lady she endured the hardships
incident to the early life in the
west, but she lived to see the
country blossom with all Ihe ad
vancrjs of i civilization, and had
spent a lifetime of usefulness lo
her family, as well as the entire
con nihility in which she and her
husband had such a large purl m
No definite arrangements have
been made for Ihe funeral as we
go lo press, but it is thought
probable that it will occur Sunday
from Ihe late home.
THE EMPLOYES AT THE BUR
LINGTON DEPOT IN THIS CITY
FIRST -CLASS "BROIL"
LAST NIGHT, WHERE
WAS THE POLICE?
Buys New Team.
The livery barn of Q.K. Parmele
eceived last night a tine team of
horses, which were purchased by
Mr. Parmele a few days ago at
shland. The team is an excel
nt one and will make a valuable
addition lo the siring of horses
owned by this rustling liveryman.
The new team will be used on the
hack service between Ihe depots.
RECTOR WILSON ENTER
TAINS BACHELOR MEM
BERS OF ST. LUKE'S
From Thursday's Daily.
Last evening at Ihe rectory of
SI. Luke's parish, the rector, Al
Ian G. Wilson, entertained at a
o clock bachelor dinner lo a num
ber of Ihe members of the parish
who are still in single blessed
ness, and the guests enjoyed lo
Ihe utmost Ihe delightful hos
pitalily of Ihe worthy host. The
dinner was a four-course one and
arranged in a manner that speaks
highly of Ihe chef who preparcc
the delicious repast. Following
the dinner the parly enjoyed sev
eral hours in social conversation
over the cigars and departed at
late hour, feeling very deeply
grai fieri to Fnl her Wilson for the
enjoyable lime. The guests were
Dr. J. S. Livingston, V. It. Kgen
berger, F. II. Smith, E. G. Dovey
and Guy Jleese.
Death of Dr. A. E. Walker So
Pronounced by Those Acquaint
ed With Surroundings.
0FM.E. CHURCH HAVE
VERY ENJOYABLE TIME
From Thursday's Dally.
In the article appearing in
last evening's Journal dealing
with tho depot in this city, the
writer dealt rather harshly with
tho employes of the company al
the station. Tho article was hand
ed in for publication, and on the
general poor service of the station
is all right, but on the question
of the work of the employes the
writer evidently did not take
view of the difficulties that con
fronts the boys employed there.
Each of the men at the depot is
kept on the go continually and
are handicapped in serving people
by the smallness of the depot and
the general poor accommodations
there, and if the public at limes
feel provoked at what they con
sider Ihe inattention of the em
ployes I hey should remember that
these people are handling more
than their share of work and that
the jobs at the station are far
from being a bed of roses. We
make this statement because wo
feel that perhaps the public would
gal her that there was a policy of
neglect practiced by the boys,
when, as a mailer of fact, they
are over-run with work.
From Monday's Dally.
Last night near Die midnight
hour there was a very lively mix
up on the upper part of Main
si reel bet ween two of our local
men and one of Ihe carpenters
who is employed on the work al
the rille range, ami from all ac
counts it was some battle while
it lasted. The stranger got one
of the locals down and was hand
ing him several blows that would
have done credit lo Jack Johnson,
when the other parly "picked on,"
and between them drove off the
enemy, who put up a warm flghl,
although be was suffering from a
broken jaw sustained a few days
before his arrival here. There has
been no arrests made in Ihe mai
ler, as- the night police were nol
a j present when (lie mill occurred.
Corrected List of Officers.
From Frldny's Dally.
A slight error occurred yester
day in Ihe list of officers elecled
at Ihe meeting of the Woman's
Auxiliary of St. Luke's parish. The
officers were as follows: Presi
dent, Mrs. J. II. Kulms; vice,
president, Mrs. A. W. Dawson;
secretary, Mrs. T. P. Livinglon;
treasurer, Miss Dora Frieke.
WANTS A NAME FOR THE
NEW PICTURE HOUSE
From Friday's Daily.
Manager Shlaes of tho Majestic
theater desires to secure a new
name for bis classy little photo
play house and will receivo sug
gestions for an appropriate title
for the place. To the parly bring,
ing in the most suitable name Mr
Shlaes will give a pass for two
admissions, good for Ihirly days
to the theater. Now, if you de
sire to secure a free admission lo
the show it is your chance by
sending in what you consider the
best title for the play house. Get
your thinking caps on and send
in your selections at once, as il
will only be a short time until the
house will he ready to be opened
to the public.
Oak Posts for Sale.
About 400 bur oak posts for
sale. Apply to Joseph Mrasek,
on the Dull farm.
From Frlduy's Dally.
Yeslerday afternoon Ihe mem
bers of the Ladies' Aid society of
the M. K. church were most de
lightfully entertained in the
church parlors, and in spite of the
inclemency of Ihe weather, there
was a large number in attendance,
(here being over fifty present.
This occasion was purely a social
meeting, no business whatever
being transacted, and the hostess
es were Ihe ollicers of the so
ciety, Mesdanies W. L. Austin, T
V. Glenn, M. Mauzy, II. Mauzy
and Val Burkel, and they proved
lo be most excellent entertainers,
as Ihe guests report that they
never did spend such an enjoyable
afternoon. The thoughtful hos
lesses had prepared a splendid
program, which was a most
pleasing feature of this entertain
inenl and which consisted of ex
cellent readings by Mrs. William
Baird and Miss Marie Douglass,
while Miss Ferris York and Mrs.
Howciler favored Ihe ladies with
some very ('harming vocal selec
tions. After this program the
hostesses served a line luncheon,
and about Ihe hour of 5 Ihe ladies
dispersed, in hopes that the
ollicers would entertain them
again in the very near future.
From Friday's Dally.
The startling news was received
in tins cily yesterday afternoon
about 5 o'clock of the finding of
tho body of Dr. A .K. Walker in
his office- at Union, shot through
the head. Tho unfortunate man
bad apparently been dead some
time when the body was found.
The last lime the doctor was
seen alive was luesday night,
when John McCarthy called hin
up about 12 o'clock and had him
dress an injured hand, the man
oing to Ihe office for that pur
pose. At ftiat time there was ap
parently nothing wrong with the
He had an engagement with
lloberl Trook for Wednesday
morning to go to Omaha, where
they were to secure a car that the
doctor bad purchased, and return
with it lo Union, and about 5
o'clock Mr. Trook called at the
office for the doctor, but received
no response, and naturally sup
posed that he had been called out
on n professional call, and pro
ceeded to the depot, but the doctor
failed to show up. Nothing was
thought of Ihe mailer, as it was
supposed I hat his visit had caused
him to miss the train.
His friends in Union remarked
at Ihe facl that be had not been
seen on the slreel, but it was
thought that he was in tho coun
try or had gone on lo Omaha. ,
Yesterday arternoon Wes CI'
desiring to see the doctor, we
the olllco to see him, and on
ing was startled lo find bii
bed in the rear room of f
dead. Be was lying par
side with a wound I'
right leuiple, the hti'
revolver having np
ed through I he bee
had fallen on II;
body and was r
ing the arrivr
who came d
and after e
around Ihe le
the lingers of li.
though the weapon Inn.
in position when Ihe fai
was fired. All the money and
valuables of the doctor were'
found in the office, and the only
conclusion possible was I hat, he
had shot himself in a despondent
was born in this
41 years ago, near
spent his boyhood
left Ihe hom to at
school, from which
with high honors.
MRS. M. L FRIEORICH IS
SLIGHTLY ON THE IMPROVE
From Friday's Dally.
The many friends of Mrs. M. L.
Friedrich will be greally doused
lo learn (hat she is feeling slight
ly improved over her recent
severe illness and that Ihe pros
peels for her recovery are now
lunch brighter. Last Saturday she
was laken with a severe hemor
rhage of Ihe lungs and for a few
days if was feared that she might
not recover, but yesterday she
seemed lo improve greally and is
now resting very easily.
there until he
he gradual ed
lie first located al Murray to
practice medicine, remaining
there a short lime, afterwards re
moving to Union, where he enjoy
ed a very good practice, but later
sold out, and after a short period
stalled an office al Nehawha.
While there the doctor was mar
ried In Miss Jessie Gilmour, of
near this cily, bul a few months
after Ihe marriage Ihe wito was
taken sick and died al a hospital
in Lincoln, and since that time
Dr. Walker has never really been
his former self, and apparently
brooded over her untimely death.
Shortly after his wife's death ho
moved back to Union, and for tho
past three years has conducted a
very luerelative practice in that
cily. He leaves his father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. James A.
Walker, of Murray, and two sis
ters, Mrs. (1, II. Gilmore and Miss
Margie Walker of Murray, to
mourn his death, and to the rela
tives the deepest sympathy of tho
entire county will go out in this
hour of grief.
The funeral will probably bo
held tomorrow al 1 o'clock from
Ihe home of Ihe parents at Murray.
Farm for Sale.
Anyone wanting to buy a farm
would do well to see W. I. Bryan,
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