The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 19, 1914, Image 1

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    !feb SUla Historical 5o
NO. 6.
The Commissioners Should Take
Some Action About Repapering
and Repainting in General.
From Friday's Dally.
There is one matter that has
caused much comment from
everyone visiting the court house
in this city, ami that is the great
need for a thorough cleaning' of
the building and t lie re-decorat
of the walls and ceilings of
different offices. The need
this is strikingly shown in
district court room, which is
of the largest and finest in
court house in this section
of the state, and here the walls
are disfigured by patches of dif
ferent colors which were placed
there to cover other spots, and
this causes the room to present
a very poor appearance to the
ye. In the different offices
throughout the court house the
walls ami ceiling have ac
cumulated dust and dirt until it
is really impossible to tell just
what their original color was,
and the accumulations on the
walls gives a venerable look to
the building that it should not
p ssess.
The court house is a beautiful
structure and one that everyone
in the county feels a great pride
in, but it should receive each
year a little attention in being
cleaned and such small repairs
as the year's usage has made
neeessary be done without ques
tion and the building would be in
tip-top shape. The policy of
keeping the court house in proper
shape should have been started
years ago, when it was first
erected, and not have been al
lowed to run along for twenty
years without a single effort be
ing made to keep it in proper
There is no doubt that there is
scarcely a taxpayer in the coun
ty who would allow his own
property to run year after year
without being repaired and kept
up in proper shape, and the same
care should be exercised in the
care of the public buildings, and
if this policy were followed out
if would in the long run result in
the saving of a neat sum of
money for the taxpayers, as it
would save the structures from
setting in a delapidaled condi
From Friaay's Dally.
Word has just been received
by the old friends in this county
of the death at his home in
Pennsylvania of II. W. Lloyd, one
of the former prominent resi
dents of Liberty precinct, where
he was engaged in farming for
a number of years, a few miles
southwest of Union. Mr. Lloyd
left Nebraska a few years ago
and located in Pennsylvania, and
since that time his friends have
not heard much of him until the
news of his death was received
at Union yesterday from his wife.
The death of Mr. Lloyd occurred"
Monday, as the result of an in
jury he received about a year ago
from being kicked by a horse,
and he was compelled to go to a
hospital for treatment, where he
passed away. He was a member
of the Fraternal Union nT
America, joining at Union, and it
was the lodge there that received
the notice of his death. His
passing will be greatly regretted
by the many friends throughout
this county, who knew him tn
well when he resided here. The
funeral was held at his late home
on ednesday.
Buy your stationery at
Journal office.
Up From Nehawka.
From Fridav'a Dally.
B. F. Hoback, one of the best
men from south Cass county,
was up from Nehawka for a few
hours this morning, having some
business in the county court.
While here he paid the Journal
office a brief call, and we regret
to learn that Uncle Ben's health
has been very poorly for the past
few months, he again suffering
with Bright' disease, from which
he has been aftlicted for several
years. He lias been a mighty
good friend of the Journal fir
many years, and is always a wel
come visitor at this office.
Here From Union.
From Friday's Dally.
F. A. Finkle and Charles Ed-
mundston, from Liberty precinct,
were Plaltsmouth visitors for a
few hours today, coming up this
morning for the transaction of
some business matters. While
here Mr. Finkle let his jovial
countenance beam in upon tin
Journal people for a few mom
ents, as he always does when oc
casion calls him to the county
seat. Mr. Finkle hasa lways
been a good friend of the Jour
nal people, and we are always
glad to see him.
Merle Schall, One of the Seriously
Burned in Gasoline Accident,
Died Another in Bad Shape
From Friday's Dally.
As a result of the severe burns
he received Tuesday in the ex
plosion of a gasoline tank and
engine at the home of George
Meisinger, near Mynard, Merle
Schall died yesterday afternoon
at the Meisinger home, where
he had been since the accident.
The young man had been attend
ed by Dr. G. II. Gilmore of Mur
ray who has been at his side
most of the time since the ac
cident, battling to save the life
of the young man, but without
avail, as the burns were so in
tense, and in fact the lower limbs
were literally roasted and his
face burned and distorted as to
be unrecognizable as the result
of the shower of burning gaso
line that he was covered with in
the explosion of the tank on
Tuesday morning.
Mr. Schall was a young man of
some 32 years of age, and leaves
a wife and one child to mourn
his untimely and tragic taking
away, and in this hour of deep
grief over his death they will re
ceive the sympathy of everyone
in the community. He was a son
of Hon. William Schall, of
Springfield, Nebraska, a former
state senator from Sarpy county,
and where the family has resided
for years and the body of the
young man will be taken there
for burial.
The condition of Nellie Land,
one of the other victims of the
accident, is also most serious, as
his burns are almost identical
with those of Schall, and his re
covery from the effects of the
burns is considered very doubt
ful, indeed, and his family and
friends are fearful that his death
is only a question of a short
The Meisinger home has been
placed completely at the disposal
of the families of the injured
men and they have had every at
tention paid to them in an effort
to afford them relief.
For Sale.
Good ICO-acre farm, 3i miles
southeast of Greenwood, Neb.;
125 acres in winter wheat, 30
acres meadow. Also good 1G0-
acre farm 1 miles west of
Greenwood, Neb.; 70 acres in
winter wheat, 12 acres alfalfa.
Call on or write, A. D. Welton, or
Farmers State Bank, Greenwood,
Blank books of all kinds at the
Journal office.
Arrested in Omaha, Brought Here
By Marshal Seybert, and
Plead Guilty.
From Friday's Daily.
The two men who broke into
the stores of Slander & Slander
and Frank Nichols at Louisville
late Tuesday night or early Wed
nesday morning', were brought to
this city late yesterday afternoon
and turned over to the county
authorities by Marshal Seybert of
Louisville, who brought them in
from Omaha, where they were
apprehended and placed under
arrest. The men were traced by
the marshal from Louisville to
Richfield and thence to South
Omaha, where they boarded a car
for Omaha, where they were plac
ed under arrest by Detectives De
vereese and Rooney and held un
til Mr. Seybert could reach there.
They gave their names as Erwin
Saan and Ray Dawson, and when
questioned in Omaha acknowl
edged t hat they were the men
wanted for the robbery, and a
part of the 'stolen goods were
found on their persons, while the
larger part was found near Rich
field, where it had been concealed
by them after their flight from the
scene of the burglary.
They were brought here and
turned over to the county attor
ney, who at once filed a com
plaint against them in the county
court, and on being arraigned
they plead guilty to the charge of
burglary and were bound over to
the district court and will prob
ably be arraigned there early next
week. The amount of goods se
cured by the men amounted to
quite a great deal, consisting of a
number of rifles, twenty-four
pocket knives, one pistol and a
great deal of ammunition, all of
which they secured from the
Stander store, while from the
store of Mr. Nichols they secured
two sweaters, four shirts, several
pairs of sox, four pairs of shoes,
three suit cases and a number of
caps, all of which were brought
here "with the men and are now in
the office of the county attorney.
Saan claims to be about 2 4
years of age and says nis Home is
at Cincinnati, Ohio; while Daw
son gave his age as 21 and he
states that his father, Bert Daw
son, was a former resident of this
county, living here some twenty
years ago on a farm a few miles
west of Union. The value of the
goods stolen is something over
100, and the two buys will prob
ably receive a nice stay in the
penitentiary as the result of their
action in breaking into the
From Friday's Dally.
The congregational meeting
last evening at the Presbyterian
church was attended by a very
large number of the members of
the church to pass on the matter
of calling a new pastor for the
church to fill the place which has
been vacant since the departure
of Rev. Lorimer some few
months ago. The meeting, after
due consideration, decided to ex
tend a call to Rev. McClusky of
Morrill, Neb., who was here some
two weeks ago to hold services,
and whose appearance and ser
mons greatly impressed the
members of the church. Rev.
McClusky is a most eloquent
speaker and genial gentleman
and should the members of the
church here be fortunate enough
to secure his services to fill the
pulpit here they w ill find they
have a very able man and one
who will add greatly toward
strengthening the church organization.
Six O'clock Dinner.
From Saturday's Iaily.
One of the most pleasant
events of the season was a f
o'clock dinner. given last evening
by Mrs. Sarah Ellen McElwain at
her home on Oak street-in honor
of Mrs. Draper of Denver. The
rooms were beautifully decorated
with carnations. Thse two
ladies were schoolmates fifty
years ago, and met for the first
time since in Denver two years
ago at the home of Mrs. Draper.
Mrs. Draper leaves Monday, after
a week's sLay in this city.
An Old Resident Here.
From Saturday's Daily.
Mr. II. J. Miller, from near
Alvo, was in the city today, com
ing down from his home out near
Alvo, to see his half-brother,
Frank Brinkmari, who was in
jured in the Burlington yards a
few days ago. While here Mr.
Miller paid the Journal office a
brief call and ordered the Journal
for one year, lie formerly lived
on a farm west of Plattsmouth,
where he resided for many years,
and has a great many friends
who are always glad to see him.
Rapidly Winding Up the First
Semester, Showing the Work
Has Progressed Nicely.
The Plattsmouth cITy schools
are rapidly winding up the first
semester of the year's work and
the showing they have made in
the work carried on by the pupils
is most satisfactory to the teach
ers and the parents of the pupils
attending the school, as it in
dicates a deep interest taken in
the school by the young folks at
tending and shows that they are
loing their utmost by their at
tendance to keep up the high
standard of the school, which has
een growing steadily for the
last few years, and which has
placed the school here among the
best in the stale from the point
of efficiency and goou work. The
report of the different teachers
for the month is as follows:
Attend- Per
ance Cent
A. O. Eggenberger. . . . 186 97
Hazel Tuey 50 92
Elizabeth Kerr 49 50
Amelia Martens 39 91
Mat tie Larson 38 90
Teresa Hemple 38 91
Verna Cole 36 90
Clara Weyrich 50 95
Pearl Staats 39 91
Mae Morgan 40 93
Claire Dovey 30 91
Anna Heisel 35 97
Crete Briggs 33 93
Christina Hansen 35 95
Marie Hiber 30 9 4
Nettie Hawksworth ... 42 95
Vesta Douglas 44 94
Alpha Peterson 53 98
Hazel Dovey 43 92
Nora Ballon 42 94
Delia Tartsch 25 97
Hilda Barwick 50 98
Anna Kopia 22 95
Crand total ...1,041 90
There are 502 boys enrolled in
the Plattsmouth schools, while
39 girls are studying at the
same institution, and of these 62
oys are in the High school and
124 girls.
The auarlerly examinations
that will mark the finish of half
of the year's work will be held at
the schools on Thursday and
Friday, January 22 and 23.
To Attend Funeral.
A. C. Carey, who for the past
few months has been living over
on the east side of the river, was
in the city this morning, en route
to Springfield to attend the fun
eral of his son-in-law. Merle
Schall, who was so seriously in
jured and died from the effects of
the gasoline engine accident last
One of the Greatest cf Musical
Comedies at the Parmele
Thursday, January 22.
Still on the crest of a wave of
popularity which only increases
in volume with each successive
season, "The Chocolate Soldier"
win larry in tins env lor one
night only, Thursday, January
22, at the Parrnele theater, to re
gale amusement lovers of Platts
mouth willi his merry ad
ventures, his grotesque romances
and a find of delicious songs
and melodies of a variety that
will appeal to people of eery
Oscar Straus, the composer of
this operatic conquerer of two
continents and a dozen capital,
is author of a long list of suc
cessful operas, but in "The
Chocolate Soldier" he has not
only surpassed himself, but has
reached the absolute summit of
light operatic achievement, and
given a stimulus to activity in
that realm of music which it lias
been sadly in need of since the
days of Gilbert and Sullivan.
Music such as has not been heard
for a generation rings through
the acts of the opera, which de
rives its story from Bernard
Shaw's "Arms and the Man," and
it is music that surprises by its
capriciousness, when a song of
warm, radiant passion gives
place to a "mad, mocking ballad
with mirth bursting at every
note. Straus' spontaneous and
easy response to every demand
that the modes of the plot made
upon him, is the grand secret of
the opera's success. Full evi
dence of this is found in the
wide fame attained and maintain
ed by "My Hero," "The Letter
Song." "Sympathy." "Falling in
Love" and "The Tale of a Oat,"
and as many more of equal
beauty. The grandeur and ro
mance of the Bulgarian atmos
phere, the gay hues and colors in
vogue among the people of the
region, and the military note in
music and costumes that per
vades the opera have given Mr.
Whitney many an opportunity t
establish his prowess as a pro
ducer. The superb mounting of
the present production and the
strong company of artists as
sembled for its interpretation
mean the greatest season in the
history of "The Chocolate
Soldier" in this country. As in
past seasons, the Whitney Opera
Comique orchestra will assume
the orchestral duties, under the
directorship of Sig. Chas. Plevin.
Miss Nannelte Kopetsky, in
the role of Nadina. heads a com
pany of metropolitan artists.
Sharing honors with her is Mr.
J. T. Purcell, in the title role.
The supporting company main
tains the same high standard of
excellence as characterized the
company in all the principal
cities of America, among whom
are Lottie Collins, Lucille Saund
ers, Francis J. Boyle, George
Tallman and Sylvian Langloi.
Those who do not believe that
this section of Nebraska can
grow semi-tropical fruit can
have that doubt dispelled by tak
ing a look into the east window
of the Wescott store, where a
large, juicy lemon is on exhibi
tion that was grown by Miss Ella
Kennedy of this city at her home,
and which is of a size as to put
to shame the ones that are ship
ped in here for sale. The lemon
was grown from a seedless plant
and the fine specimen of fruit
grown from the plant is the
object of a great deal of pride
from the owner.
Civil Service Examination.
There will be an examination
held by the government n Feb
ruary 21 for po-ifiori in !le rail
way mail service of the po-lol'a-c
department. a there will ! a
number of positions open shortly
that must be supplied fr-mi the
results of ciil service examina
tion. Anoi who is 2- iri-u
of taking this ciil i-n io- ex
amination can uet the deirej in
formation a ! the et required
by railing' on Frank Cb.idt at the
postollice in this rity. The posi
tions that will be open -tart" out
at a salary of S'.mo per annum.
"in tiainey c-mpiei.-.i i ne u.-ai
last Saturday x hereby h-
poses of the twelve-acre tract of
laud smith of Plattsmouth. known
as the Stevens place, to Stewart
Smith of Berlin. Mr. Smith wi!I
move l his new home about
March 1st. and will bee. .me a
future resident of Plattsmouth.
Mr. Rainey and brother. .Janus,
of Union, also closed up jh- d-a!
whereby they became the owner
of the Then. Amiek eighty acre-,
we-t of Mynard. Thi- is the
place they purchased at the pub
lic sale lat week.
The Remains of Our Late Esti
mable Citizen Laid to Rest In
Oak Hill Cemetery.
The funeral of the late Bern-
hard Wurl was held Saturday aft
ernoon from St. Paul's Evangeli
cal church ajil the attendance at
the church from the ranks .f
those who hid known and re
spected Mr. Wurl during the ! n ir
years of Ms re-nienr- lo re at
tested the great re-pert and
esteem in which he was held in
the hearts of those with whom
he had been associated. The
casket was escorted fr-mi the
home by the Members of the n-
cient Order .f Ended Workmen
and a delegation representing the
Burlintg.-n shops employe, who
also marched a a guard of
honor to Oak Hill cemetery.
The servic- at the rhureh
were conducted by the pa-tor.
Hex. J. H. Steger. who. in hi t
moil, paid a touching tribute to
the life and character of the de
ceased and hi words of sym
pathy and Comfort to the be
reaved family and friend fell
like balm on the aching heart of
those gathered at the bier of the
one they had b'Ved so well jn life.
The tloral tribute were lavish
and silently attested the esteem
in which the departed citizen had
been held, and every department
of the Burlington shop wa rep
resented in the tloral remem
brances laid on the ra-kct of
their fellow employer. At the
Close of the service the ca-kef
was tenderly borne by the five
son and the brother of Mr. Wurl
to its last earthly resting place in
Oak Hill cemetery.
Did Not Have License.
This morning in Ju-tire M.
Archer's court. June Morton of
Union was arraigned, charged
with selling insurance without a
license, he having written a nim
ber of polieie jn that place for
the Pacific Coast C.a-ulity com
pany of San Francisco, and for
this offense he wa given a fu;e
of 0 and rof. amounting to
some ..(. which he paid. Morton
was for a short time the manager
of the hotel in Union, and found
quite a field there for hi- inur
anre work.
short-legged JelJoXV dog. Ill
long body with white'brea-f. Any
one knowing anything a t hi
whereabouts pleae notify thi
oflice and reward will 1 given.
The Journal ads pay.
Cornelius Nellie Land, the Other
Seriously Burned Victim of
Explosion, Passes Away.
Ln- e. n.p.- r.f y:.'o Cm
,.o ,,. in,.,j ,.r i;,,.
hun.-d ;,i it... ti t' -
,.XJl .,,.,;, a jj,.. pr ,
home ,,f ;.-..-e M.-I-! l-e , ! , - .j
a a le-'ilr of tii- cij ;(. .it t
f.ini home of Mr. M.-i-i
where tie III li.iii - i , , , e the ii
of the x 'o-iom. a h ri,' r !
Were of -l. h a I a'UI'e .i to l:i.'e
J i 'i ; p. i--i hie ,, li;', i. V
the ti.I.e the IP o. ?) W-Te !'. ; -'
dr d it u ,i h . I I !i if
Miiht recover, b'.t If ek r. V I t
be I, -efe lh.1'1 Wa .t ! ! ' ' - '
-urr ii-ed and h wa u. Me j. .
rally from the . f !!. . -
jurie a:-d grad'iui'y g-ew
ile wa kept iii igm-r. ,'.. of
death of h, friend. f !e :.
who a!-o received tii ";1"i.-- '
the Ijme of f... e,. . 'l ..f ' -
g:io jrje tar-k. a -I ;i''!i-';.'Ii !'
men Were J..-I- ;:ie- .ed ! ''
.Hiii foiim. with or ly a hli- .'.
hanging J.elWeeT; tt.e
separate tlo-m. the .!. ;, J f....S f
Schall wa r"i i"V e,J w .! v; . i f. .".-.
l ir:g aware of t!.- f.o f ..r t, -de
t'li. Mr. La-. 1 re.-.. .. .j , r
of an except i. v . re r !
and ulth ;,-h all th . wa 5
ii!e wa d lie f !,. r !i-f. t.'.-" had ex j'ler.t !y 1 -n. 1 -a'e.i v tl
'rgar and hi d'ath rdlowc,'.
I vi.' wa i ;a:r' d u - 1
Jeaxe a wife a t inf ' rhii-l !
mourn In tragi' ! it t: . Ife l. id
lived for the greater ; rf of h
lifetime near Mynard ar J w
well known thr-
ih ' f!
ti-.n of the ro'inty ar 1 hi
Will be ij.ep'v f-;r It a ' 1
nunde-r of fri'-r.-l ar I a-.; . i,-'-ance.
He wa a - 1 f A;'-1
Ear,. I. who f.-r a nun..'- r of ye .-
was ;iga--l in !- ; n it: Mv -nan!,
a id th friend- - T the fa-oily
are lesion I hrou-ho'.t ?,.
county, wh.. will res re d-ep'v !
leai n -if hi- deal h.
W. A. Fishf. who w a bur: . I
quite -exrrrly at.ot.f t.'l- fie- a d
hands, i f!!in;- ah-- - vry w.-I .
alltioi sh he ha t-e- sr.-ai'i
vvorre-d over the d.-a?!. -f h: tw-
feoW' Wo-kn-MI. wto w.-re w;:h
him "U th' f itefijj ,. of f,e ex
plosion. Mrs. Pollard Very Sick.
Mr. I-aac )'', ar 1. who ha
been g. ad'i.iliy f.ii';::s 1!; wr
i reported a- very 1 -v. TJe
daughter m Wa-!i "sNf. Mr-.
Shotwell ad Mr-. U ;,!-. h l e
been notice, I of tie- ,- 1 ai d
.ire eX ec!c,l h-" :e t .- la'oT ; lrt
of the week. Mr. F- t it I
an n'.iriiu'-.g -i.-kis-s pe'I ---U
ne-dav msht. 1 ;! w r p--rfe. .1
little better e-er!'. N-illVl
Wh it wa- u'.d -.:' V, ', .
the n -'st larg-'v a -J- J i-
ins eW held ,-. M. f :.- ! ..
church xv a I - t .v -: - s. w ' :
the structure wa- ! f., th-
,...,! with and .' r- t ar t! -rxc.-II.
-'r . rr i. ri .! 1 j v
Itev. F. M. I..-ulin-r. pa-b-r -,f ti e
church. The -.-r:n wa 1 s
!h hue "f eouv a:.. I
Who We.e pree!if W re .-".m! V
i:i.jr---'--l with th.- -Ir-r-'ri a !
force of the remark f t!.; r. t
p-M'.-r. A -pec; I J f-- ' ire ,f ;
--i!i::.' wa the pre.. re ,,n I
plat form of ...rue .- .r.y i, !-
Ire, . ranging tn age fr 1 1". t-
ft 'ear. and I he .we.-t ;,!:'.
rhi!dih v.-ice. 1, the d. rec
lion of Mr. E. II. U a- I
Mi- ZcIrnaTuev. f,.r:-,!,-I
nio-t delightful TM'i-ic. a- l' -y
were lifted in the - ' -" - of the