The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, August 18, 1913, Image 1
oucn ': I: VOL. XXXII. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 1913. NO. 65. NEBRASKANS ENJOY REUNION IN CALIFORNIA Wilt Stadelman, Former PJatts- mouth Boy, Entertains Ninety Seven Nebraskans. From Friday's Daily. The Journal has just received " n. most interesting' letter from our old friend. Senator S. L. Thomas written from his home at Long Beach, California, in which he gives a most interesting account of a gathering of former Ne braskans, held at Santa Monica, a few miles from Long Beach, and a most interesting time was enjoyed by the former residents of the tree planting state. The letter from Mr. Thomas is as fol lows : Long Beach, AuguslO, 10 13. Editor Piatt smouth Journal: I see by the Journal each week what my old friends in Piatt s mouth are saying and doing; but those feelings were heightened today when I reached Santa Monica beach to witness the great auto races held at that place. I met ninety-seven Ne braska people, the guests of Wil liam Stadelman, a most pleasing and delightful entertainer. Wil liam owns one of the finest bungalow residences facing the race course, and the gathering was held at his home. On one side of the lawn was placed a long table, filled to overflowing capacity with good things to eat. William, with his congenial face and magnetic smile, passed the coffee, which was delicious, to his ninety-seven guests. Only a few short years ago we remember him as a boy who developed to man hood in Plattsmouth, his parents resided where the Riley hotel now stands. We see him now, a man of affairs, in a growing com munity, grasping the opportunity of a new field. The following Plattsonians were present at the gathering: Captain L. D. Ben nett, Miss Alice Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Miller, Mr. and' Mrs. Frank Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Nels Murray and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wurl, Mr. and Mrs. Nade Shultz. Mrs Sue Mor rissey and daughter, Miss Jean, Ed Sampson and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. S.'L. Thomas. By the way, I notice in the Journal that forty years ago to day Frank Johnson and sons were just, completing a house for Wil liam Stadejman on Vine street, and today Frank Johnson and Nels Murray are just completing a house for William Stadelman, jr., in Santa Monica. Yours, S. L. Thomas. THE GRANDFATHER OF TWINS. AND THEY ARE BOYS. TOO From Saturday's Da 11 v. The broad and expansive smile that was noticed on the counten ance of Col. J. II. Thrasher yes terday was the subject of much comment by the many friends of the colonel, and many wondered why it was, but at last the truth was learned that he was a grand father, not once, but twice, as the stork paid a visit to the home of his son. Connie Thrasher and wife, at Spokane, Washington, August 7, and left them two twin boys, fine, : healthy youngsters, and the colonel . and his esti mable wife are both feeling very proud over the addition to the Thrasher list of descendants. That the two boys may , live to become useful citizens : to the community where they- live and a comfort to their parentss the wish of their many, friends in this city. ........ ... Tom Martin of Pacific Junction came over this afternoon torvisit his friends here between trains. . Charley Cock's Adopted Son Here. From Friday's Dallv. C. E. Cook came in this morn ing from his home, south of this city, accompanied by his adopted son, E. II. Marks, of Ord, Valley county," who was an over-night visitor at the Cook home, and these gentlemen were passengers this morning1 on 'No. 15 for Lin coln. Mr. Marks states that, in Valley county they will have about half a crop of corn, al though the recent rains will give them three good cuttings of alfalfa. nm I SPURGE TIM? KNOWS WHAT 1 SHOO NEWSPAPER IS From Friday's Dally. The journal has just, received the following letter from Hie meriean Press Association in regard to the installation of the new press in this office, and con sidering the source of the letter coming as -it does lrom a cor poration that furnishes thou sands of daily papers throughout the country with their unexcelled telegraph news service, the lettei is most deeply appreciated and the Journal hopes, bv constant walked up and down the stree reputation that, it has had in the past in giving the people of this city and Cass county the best paper it is. possible to get out: Omaha, August li, 1913. Mr. R. A. Bates, Publisher Jour nal, Plattsmouth. Neb.: Dear Sir We notice with pleasure the announcement ir your issue of the 12th inst., that he Journal has installed a nev press, tne new tioss comet, ar indication that the Journal ha outgrown its equipment. Thr people of Cass county muft ap- preciate the dandy newspaper yov are giving them. The Journal if clean, up-to-date newspaper one of the best. Jthat comes to ou' exchange table, and we predic that its progress will continue i he future, as it has in the past With best wishes, we are, ver: ruly yours. merican Press Association., E. q. Jetle. FORMER CASS COUNTY CITIZEN KILLED NEAR SYRACUSE, NEBRASK From Friday's Dally. A .very sad accident occurrec near Syracuse Saturday, nigni August 2, when George McClain prominent farmer of thai vicinity and former resident oj his community, was killed by z rain, lie was driving nome iron helping thresh, at about f o'clock in the evening, and it is thought became bewildered by th headlight of theo ncoming train. ust after he had passed a cross- ing, ana unKnowingiy urove ur onto the tracks where the rig in which he was riding was struct with terrific force by the train le'was found dead on the pilot of the engine when the train was stopped. He is remembered by many itizens here, as he lived in the icinity .about twenty years ago and was a long-time resident of the county. He had lived m Otoe county about nine ears. He was about 51 years of age and is sur vived by a wife and five children. Weeping Water Republican. Dance at Woodman Hall. From Saturday's Dally. A most delightful social dance was given last evening at the Modern Woodman hall by Messrs. Henry and ;Waldmar Soennichsen and -Don Arries, which was . at tended by some twelve couple of dancers, who passed the "time most pleasantly until a late-hour in tripping the light fantastic. The music for the dance was fur nished by W. R. Holly on the Violin .andMiss Marie Fitzgerald on the piano, being much enjoy ed by all attending. During the progress of . the dance .delicious fruit 7 punch rwas ,- served, to the company of m,erry voung. people. THE THEATRICAL SEASON WILL SOON OPEN Numerous First-Class Companies Will Appear at the Parmele During the Season. From Friday's Dally. The nearing of the opening of the theatrical season brings to the front the fact that Manager Shlaes of the Parmele theater has secured some very excellent at tractions for the corning season and an effort will be made to see vhether the amusement-loving public of the city will appreciate the efforts made to secure good shows for them. The theater will be thoroughly cleansed and disinfected before the opening night, which will be Thursday, September 11, when 'Mrs-. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" wilt be presented. This is an excellent comedy drama and vill be much enjoyed by those vho like a good, clean show. "The Havoc" will be her October ', "The Confession" will be seen here on the evening of October H, and will be followed by 'Truxton King," a play of the romantic land of the Balkans, and on October 21 the Jug W. A. Brad. attraction, "Baby Mine," Ail! be seen here, and- as this .vas one of the big metropolitan aits last season it is sure to be an attraction of more than usual merit. Cal Stewart will appear here in "Running for Governor," .Thich will be followed -on Octo ber 30 by William B. Patton, the clever comedian, in "Lazy. Bill." a line lirst-ciass attraction. Among the other excellent and first-class attractions secured by Mr. Shlaes are the followin plays, none f which are anything but the best in the business: 'Bought and Paid For," "R. U. A Mormon." "The Spendthrift," 'Lyman Howe's Pictures," ."The Thief." "United Attractions Com pany, witti seven big vaudeville actors. "The Virginian," "Mutt and Jeff in Panama' lThe Great Divide," "The Sacrifice," "Little Women." a big attraction under the management of W. A. Brady, "The Shepherd of the Hills," "That Printer of Udell," "Life' hop Window," "Stop Thief," "The Divorce Question." All of hese shows have been very high ly recommended to the manage ment of the theater and will un doubtedly prove all that has been said for them. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR RUNNING TRAINS ON THE BURLINGTON The Burlington railroad has made arrangements for the run ning or a special train, starling from this city, on Tuesday, Wed nesday and Thursday, September 2, 3 and '. The train will run to the state fair grounds, leaving this city at 7 a. m. sharp and re turning will leave Lincoln at 7:i5 m. This . will afford everyone in this vicinity an ample opportunity to attend the fair and return the same day. The Burlington has also arranged to have the fast Denver train. No. 1, stop here on Monday morning in order to ac commodate the visitors here from Omaha who are taking xiart in the tournament. Those want- mg to go to umana. eariy can take advantage of this oppor- unity. Fred Helsel Sick. From Saturday's Daily. The many friends - of Fred Ieisel will be surprised to learn that for 1 lie past few days he has been quite sick at his home, suf fering from a fever, which has ept him confined to. his bed. It is. not thought the attack will prove serious and that 'he may oon be able, to be out. Kicked by a Mule. Otto Fleischman . is suffering with three broken ribs, the result of having been kicked by a mule Friday afternoon. He had driven a team of mules through a gate and was in the act of picking up the lines after closing the gate when a rear pedal of one of the. animals met him quite unexpeet edly. Otto ws quite badly bruised and shaken up aside from the in juries above stated. Medical aid was soon brought to his relief and he is now doing nicely, we are glad . to report. Elmwood Leader-Echo. OLD SOLDIERS TO MEET AT PACIFIC JUNCTION AUG. 21 One of the coming attractions for the Mills county people is the Old Soldiers reunion, which is to be held at Pacific Junction on August 21, 22 and 23. The re union will be held in the beauti iui park at in at piace ana strong efforts are being made to thor oughly entertain; the visitors. - It is not often that Pacific Junction pulls off anything of this kind, but when she does it is usually good. There will be plenty of attractions for all on this oc casion The general outline for the program on Thursday, the first day, is march from the trains to he grounds in the morning. The procession will De neaded ny Martial band, which is to be here all three days. There will be good speakers each day, such as Judge 11. ueemer 01 lieu Oak, Hon. John Y. Stone of Glen- wood, and others equally as good n the evening a male quartet from Glenwood. will entertain the people. On Friday, August 22, the In stitution band from Glenwood will be there all day. In the evening the Elks' quartet of Council Bluffs will be there. The com mittee has been very lucky in so. curing this quartet for an enter tainment, as they are considered grounds, where the different ap tbe best in western Iowa. paratus has been placed and to- aturaa, tne last aay, tne visitors are to ne entertained by the Fourth Tepiment band of Nebraska.- This band is said to ne tne nest uand in tms section of IU. 1 .111 I t I luumrj, auu mej iiaNe ueeu Mi-uieu ul 11 uig -pense. iue.v will be there all day. In addition to the above there will also be several other attrac-1 lions, including a ball game each aa neiween gooa (earns. i,ames caned at 4 o clock. Admission 11 ' ' vvl- all old soldiers and thejr wives will be taken care of. WHEN MOST MEN FAIL IN .THEIR UNDERTAKINGS When h has no confidence in himself nor his fellowmen. When he does not try to make his work a little better each day. When he becomes so absorbed in his work that Ife cannot say that his life is greater than work, When he lets a day go by with out making someone happier or more comfortable. When he values wealth and health more than self respect and the good opinion of others. I When he is so burdened by his business that he finds no time for rest or recreation. . When he loves his own plans and interests more than human- ity. When his friends like him more for what lie has than for what he is. When he knows that he is in the wrong, but is afraid to ad- still suffering from the very much result of their - catches did not affected his head in such a man mit it. , extended drouth period. They sink the boat by their weight. G. ner as.to. cause the aDDarent When he envies others because they,have more ability, talent or wealth than he has.' W hen he does not care what . 1 happens to his neighbor or his friend so long1 as he. is prosper- ous. When he is so busy doing that ne nas no. Jtime: for smiles and cheerinsr words. . ARRIVAL OF CON TESTANTS FOR II Quite a Demonstration and the Boys Spent the Time In Get ting Asquainted. From Saturday's Dally. ' , The tournament of the western division of the T. J. Sokol society opened in this city last evening with the arrival of Burlington train No. 2, which -brought the turners from Omaha, South Oma ha, Ravenna, Schuyler and Prague to take part in the con- i I i i i i 1 tests which were neiu ai me parsi ui mr suLiaj 'rtnuoj luuaj, Man- ing in at G o'colck this morning, The visitors were met at the depot by the Burlington band and a large delegation from the local society, as well as some twelve TOURNAMENT mi f nmnhi I oe vt-hirtti nriTH-nT-arl ihnlviill Kin 1 rl fa cascinns in Ilia ITio-h ,ad eonleslants to the park, where the tournament is being held. The procession moved up Main street to Fourteenth, where they proceded south to Pearl and broke ranks at the hall, where the judges and contestants spent the evening getting acquainted and meeting in regard to the opening events of the tournament. The hall and grounds of the I jocai society have been decorated in a very pleasing manner, as lights have been placed around the hall and grounds in profusion, which makes the place a scene of great beauty. Great streamers of red, white and blue bunting! has beon strung around the hall, interspersed with American and Bohemian flags. The balcony atlhome. If you have suitable rooms the north end of the hall has been! for the teachers do not" forget to equipped with a long table run- ning tne entire lengtn or tne balcony, and here lunch was served to those taking part in the tournament last evening and to day. The tournament proper is be ing held in the south part of the day (he place was very bu9y with the different contestants striving for victorv in the athletic events. Tne tournament is overseen by John Rina 0f South Omaha, rep . - resenting the national associa- - - ----- - - - - -. - - t on. and he had chartre of the ni9iinir nf iho .lifToppnt nnnnrntna I fULIIIQ IHl. U..K..V11 f..(H.M used in the event and will remain until the close of the torunament tomorrow. The bier event will be tomorrow afternoon and includes nnor.rf hv iho Tlnrline-f nn hand as wen as an address ny lion, james C. Dahlman of Omaha, and it is estimated that a very large crowd will be present from the metropolis to take part in the event. Last evening ' the contestants and the judges of the tournament held a meeting at the hall and (ha craihoniTicr -a o a Hrlyoecort hv Mo,.' iKn t coiii T?h.- fnn mally welcomed them to the city and extended the hospitality of the citv to them during their The address of welcome was responded to by John Jelen r CA.,n, nmho Hohoir r tha turners, who expressed their ap- preciation of the warm words of welcome from the mayor. Awn Pram LoiiIavIHa. From Saturday's Daily. John Lohnes and son, . II. ILohnes and wife, from Louis- ville, were in the city today, com- ing down on the train for a short business visit with county seat friends. The senior Mr. Lohnes paid the Journal office a brief call, and while here renewed nis subscription. In conversation with him he tells us that Louis- ville is flourishing, but they are were not- favored with either of the recent rains that visited east- ern Cass county. They have not had a rain within tne past live . .... . . i. weeks, and the wells are begin- ning to go dry. Syrup of Figs, 50o slxe, this week at 33c aering & 00. Phone 36. " ' - - New Farm House. From Saturday's Dally. Ed Mason, aim Charles Hitt, carpenters and contractors, of this city, have completed the new farm house of Joseph Campbell, ! south ot Plattsmouth, near Mur ray. The new structure is as near a modern country home a3 it is possible to erect at this time, and will prove a very com fortable home for Mr. and Mrs. Campbell and family for future years. The contracting firm of Mason & Hitt are doing: some good work;they thoroughly understand their line, and their prices are right. CASS COUNTY TEACHERS' INSTITUTE OPENS IN PLATTSMOUTH AUG. 25 From Friday's Dally.. me attenuon or tne public is again to the fact that from Monday, August 25, until Friday, August 29, this city wi.Il have the honor of entertaining the Cass County Teachers' Institute, which school building in this city. There is a great need of places. where the teachers can secure rooming places, and anyone who can ac- commodate any of the teachers should notify the county super- intendent at once in order that as soon as they arrive here the teachers can be assigned to their boarding places. Last year the attendance was in the neighbor- hood of 1G0 and that many or more win ne present tnis year at the meetings and every effort should be put forth to make the occasion a very pleasant one for the visitors and give them a favorable impression of our little city that will linger with them long after they have. : returned J notify the county superintendent, juiss xuary 1. rosier, as soon as possible. THE PRESBYTERIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC A BIG SUCCESS From Frlday'a Dally. The picnic held yesterday at the Tulene erove. west ot this - r f city, ny tne presoytenan sunaay school, was a srand success into f ' every way and at its conclusion it was the unanimous decision that it had been the most sue- cessful, as well as enjoyable, that the Sundav school had ever had. ine memoers 01 me sunaay school and the Visitors were con- veyed to the grounds in a number of automobiles until over one hundred had gathered at the 1 - ground, and then the pleasures of the day began, and Rev. M. W Lorimer, pastor of the church, covered himself with glory in nrrnflpint? pn f prf fl in mpfl f. fnr the! vnnnir frdi-Q hnvino- ammroH nl number of games and races, which furnished much amuse- ment until the noon hour, when the party gathered around the well filled baskets of good things fn .nt anH fho hitt nipnrr Hinnpp was spread beneath the large trees and the way the picnickers made the irood things flv was not slow.. Fvervthinc nassed off lovely and the large crowd that attended felt, the occasion was one of the happiest they had ever spent. Ha Fin Flahlnn Trio. pr0m Saturday baiiy. A fishing party under the charge of Captain Ed Mason went put yesterday to try tneir iuck with the finny tribe up near the mouth of the Platte, and while the trip was very enjoyable, the P. Eastwood, who is considered an expert in the fishing line, had the foresight to take numerous fish- ing lines aiong, none 01 wnicn .. . 1 11 were broken by the weight of the fish caught. George Budig of Havelock came in saturaay evening 10 visit over Sunday with Ms parents. RATHER A RIG DEALJI APPLES All the Members of the South eastern Fruit Growers' As 8odatlon In the Deal. From Saturdays Dally. The transaction ir Nebraska City Thursday in which Crutch field, Wolfolk & Clare, a Chicago commission firm, bought the en tire crop of the members of the Southeastern Fruit Growers' as sociation, was the biggest deal in apples ever pulled off in Ne braska. The amount is esti mated at from 80,000 to. 100,000 barrels and will bring the grow ers something like a quarter of a million dollars. E. M. Pollard, who was present at the conference and who is one of the big growers of the associa- tion, informs us that there were I representatives from commission firms in St. Louis. Kansas City. I O 4 T I. r:nn.nni:n I, and other nlaces and that the bidding was verv spirited, the final price being something like 50 cents per barrel more than the orchard men in this part of Ne- braska had ever received before. When the packing season starts the Chicago firm will have inspectors in this territory and the apples will all be packed under their personal supervision. and payment will be made to the growers as soon as a car is load- j ed and billed. The firm put up a certified check for $20,000 as an earnest that they would fulfill their part oh the contract, and this check applies on the las' cars packed. L Mr. Pollard is justly elato over the fact that'his orchard ' I one of the two orchards in'Ne I braska pronounced absolute' clean by the inspectors for the big firms who have been maki" a thorough examination of t growing apples. The other r chard is near Arlington, and ' the property of Marshall Brot ers of that place. During ih spraying season, this spring ther was a good deal of rain, and as result manv of the orchards nn afflicted with scab. Grander Brothers of Lincol are allowed 10.000 barrels f" the Pollard orchard, but with h o-rnonfinn ihv will ait hq chinro'r v-,fr-''"' wax m g it 1 u l' ' n r.hicaco. Mr Poii.irH will hm- rmKA nf citit- nr 11 1 V.' 1 V W OI. I. , J 4 III' - workine- here and will hnv in Lack to exceed 500 barrels each dav after the season hee-ins v. hawka News. uninm tun imin TUUIlb lYlAlM U lYI I N U EFFECTED AND TAKEN TO HIS HOME IN HASTING! From Friday's Dally, uiarence w neian, tne young V'ai " . U1U D" 1 ne.re 'U1 " -na who , ' "- uulu" , . p . e K' ,U1 "ie V481 serai nays nas Deen acting m -a-very strange manner an n Wednesday night developed unmistakable signs of being" mentally off his base, and endeavor, to keep up to the engaging uiueiem persons ' in conversatioa that was decidedly rambling, and he was placed un der care at the hotel where he was stopping, and his parents at tt . .1: i;r. m . .... nasiing uouiiea or nis condition. His father arrived last evening on No. 10. and made arrangements to remove the unfortunate vountr man to nis home at Hastings leaving for that place this morn- ing. It js thought that the pi posture to the extreme heat has mental lapse. Mr. Whelan was a very bright young man and his sad misfortune will be generally regretted ny all who knew him . . . . as he was most pleasant and genial to meet. Genuine Syrup of Flan thin week oiyr 33c. aerlng ft 00. " Phone 3B.