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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1914
LOCAL M. W. A.
Select Delegates to Convention
and Endorse Head Consul A. R.
Talbot for Re-Election.
Last evening1 Cass Camp No.
332, Modern Woodmen of Ameri
ca, held a very enthusiastic and
largely attended meeting' at their
hall and everyone present at the
meeting was loud in their praise
of the manner in which the af
fairs of the lodge had been con
ducted by the present head offi
cials of the order, and Head
Consul A. II. Talbot was en
thusiastically endorsed for re
election by this camp, which is
the largest . in the county, and
numbers close to 400 members.
Dr. E. W. Cook, present state
medical director of the order, was
also endorsed for re-appointment
and the following resolu
tions defining the position of the
camp in regard to the present
officials and the rate question
was adopted without any dissent
Whereas, Cass Camp No. 332,
Modern Woodmen of America, of
Plattsmouth, Nebraska, believing
in the ability, the honesty and the
sincerity of our head consul, A.
R. Talbot, and that his admin
istration of the affairs of our
society has been such that by
virtue thereof the Modern Wood
mm of America has become the
largest and greatest fraternal in
stitution of not only this country
but of the world; and,
Whereas, We recognize the
great leadership of Head Consul
Talbot, and realize that our so
ciety will be in greater need of
such a leader during the next few
years than it has ever needed be
fore. Therefore, Be it Resolved,
That this camp hereby ac
knowledges the great leadership
of our head consul, Mr. Talbot,
and we most heartily endorse his
candidacy for re-election as head
And it is further Resolved,
That we favor the repeal of the
Chicago rates, and recommend a
reasonable increase thereof, not
exceeding 50 per cent. And we
further recommend that the
delegates selected from our camp
use all honorable means for the
re-election of A. R. Talbot as
head consul of our society.
Whereas, It is necessary that
delegates and alternates to the
county convention to be held on
April 1, 1914, be selected at this
Whereas, This camp having
been honored by the head officers
of our society by the appoint
ment of our esteemed neighbor,
Dr. E. W. Cook, as head physi
cian of the Modern Woodmen of
America for the state of Ne
Whereas, Cass Camp No. 332,
Modern Woodmen of America, of
Plattsmouth, Nebraska, having
the utmost faith and confidence
in the integrity and ability of
Neighbor Cook, do hereby recom
mend Neighbor Cook to the head
officers of our society for re
appointment as state medical di
The delegates selected to rep
resent Cass Camp at the county
convention of the order in this
city on April 1, are as follows
William Hassler, Frank J. Liber-
shal, Fred Wagner, Henry R
Gering, E. W. Cook. It. G. Wurl,
II. F. Goos, O. C. Hudson, J. E
Schutz, B. A. McElwain, George
Lushinsky, II A. Schneider, A. L
Tidd and A. J. Snyder. Alter
nates wre selected as follows: E.
J. Weyrich, J. L. Burrows, Guy
McMaken, II. S. Barthold, Wil
liam Fahlson, J. K. Pollock, T. M.
Patterson, J. D. Parker, A. F
Braun, J. P. Falter, H. M. Soen-
nichsen, F. M. Bestor, W. D
Smith and J. H. McMaken.
Best results are secured by ad
vertising in the Journal.
Faculty Piano Recital.
3iiss Katie Cnmmins an
nounces for Thursday, February
10, at 8 o'clock p. m. sharp, at
her residence studio, 902 First
avenue, the third annual faculty
piano recital of the University
School of Music of Lincoln, Neb.,
by Mr. Arvid Samuelson. Those
music-lovers who were fortunate
enough to have heard Mr. Sam
uelson last season will rejoice to
know of his return engagement
AH matriculated pupils admitted
free. A cordial invitation is ex
tended to the general public. Ad
mission, 25 cents. 2-12-7td-2tv
A Play That Has Met With the
Greatest Success in All Lead
ing Cities of the Land.
Three generations of girls
have loved "Little Women," the
immortal story written by Louisa
M. Alcott in Concord, New Hamp
shire, more than forty years ago.
Men of all ages have likewise en
joyed the freshness and charm of
the book since the characters
have been placed before their old
friends in a well written, ac
curately mounted play, their
popularity has increased a hun
It was William A. Brady, one
of the most prolific producers of
today, who presented the play to
jaded New Yorkers last season,
and the fact that it ran the whole
year at the Playhouse more than
justified Mr. Brady's heavy in
vestment in rare furniture, old
costumes and other expensive
properties. The complete Brady
production brought intact from
the Playhouse, will be seen at the
Parmele theater, Wednesday
night, February 18.
Miss Jessie Bonstelle, who has
secured from the Alcotts the
dramatic rights, tells something
of how the play has been worked
out by Miss De Forest. She
says: "It is a home play; just
the life of four girls. It would
be absurd as a melodrama, yet
far too high ideals for a regular
comedy. Although laid in four
acts with two scenes, the whole
production is a series of home
pictures a dramatic illustra
tion of the book."
The production of the play will
be most timely, as few modern
books have exceeded the popular
ity of "Little Women," and it
still has a prominent place in all
The costumes will be in the
fashion of the early sixties, and
the productions is planned to re
flect the closest fidelity to the
spirit and period of Miss Alcott's
story. For its proper interpreta
tion an excellent cast has been
selected. It is claimed that Meg,
Jo, Beth, Amy, Laurie, the Pro
fessor, Mr. and Mrs. March, and
all the other characters in the
charming story are faithfully re
produced. Lincoln's Birthday Today.
The anniversary of the birth
day of our martyred president,
Abraham Lincoln, passed very
quietly in this city, as this event,
while recognized as a legal holi
day in most of the states, is not
on the list of the holidays legal
ized by the legislature of Ne
braska, and accordingly the
banks and county offices in the
court house were open for busi
ness as usual today. The fact
that it was also the pay-day of
the Burlington in this city caused
the people to remember the event
perhaps more vividly than they
would have otherwise.
Clover Seed for Sale.
Extra good Red Clover Seed at
$10.50 per bushel. Robert Wohl
farth. Inquire at Gorder's store.
You will nna tne most complete
line of stationery m the city ol
Plattsmouth at the Journal office.
The finest line of box paper,
visiting and calling cards.
Heroic Rescues Made by Silent ,
Life Savers of the Alpine Snows
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Photos by American Press Association.
ANT heroic rescues have been
St. Bernard and their trained dogs In the heart of the Swiss
Alps. The story of how they
ever Interesting one. It Is a
It Is a story of silent life savers of the snows bringing food and reviving drink
to the helpless and the lost and of daring battles against the mountain storm
by the self sacrificing men of God. The top picture shows a gevral view of
St. Bernard monastery, with the statue of the patron saint In the fore
ground, together with some of the monks and their dogs starting oat In searen
of the lost. The bottom picture shows a monk digging for a man supposedly
tost in a snowdrift to which the dogs had led the rescuer.
ARE ENTITLED TO
Claim of Philip Stoehr Against
Estate of Christian Stoehr
Not Allowed by Judge.
Yesterday in county court
Judge Beeson signed the order
netting aside the claim of Philip
Stoehr for onc-ciuhth of the
estate of the late Christian
Stoehr, which was assigned to the
live children of George Stoehr,
another son of Iha deceased
Christian Stoehr. The claim was
founded on an assignment made
by George Stoehr to his brother,
Philip, of his interest in his
father's estate to cover a sum of
money borrowed by George of his
brother, which assignment was
approved by the father. When
the will of the deceased, Chris
tian Stoehr, was admitted to pro
bate it was discovered that
George, who had died prior to
that time, was not given any in
terest, but one-eighth of the
estate was divided among his live
children, amounting to some
$5 58.23, and this Philip desired
to have transferred to him in
consideration of the agreement,
but the court held that the fact
that the money had been willed
to the children of George and he
was not mentioned in the will as
a beneficiary, was sutTicient to
show that he had been given no
interest in the estate, and he ac
cordingly decided to dismiss the
claim and allow the amount to be
given to the children of George
Stoehr. It is not known whether
the case will be appealed or not.
One 160-acre farm three and
one-half" 'miles ' southeast-- of
Greenwood. ATeb. " Call on ' or
write, A. D. Wei ton, or Farmers'
Stale Bank, Greenwood, -Neb.- -'
" " 2-12-tfwkly
The Journal does job work.','.?
made this winter by the brave monks
save lost mountaineers is an old. out
story of bravery for humanity's sake.
Pays Visit to Old Cass County.
The many friends of Milton
Moore, one of the old democratic
war horses of this county, were
delighted to meet him this morn
ing for a few hours, when, being
in Omaha on business, he de
cided to drop down to old Cass
county for a brief visit. Mr.
Moore resides at, present on a
large farm near Primrose, Ne
braska, but for years was a resi
dent of Klmwood precinct, near
Murdock, and his friends are
legion throughout the county.
While in the city this genial
gentleman was a pleasant caller
at the Journal headquarters.
"OFFICER 666" ONE OF
BEST SHOWS THAT EVER
APPEARED IN THE CITY
The appearance of "Officer
GOG" at the Parmele theater last
evening was not attended by as
large an audience as the clever
play and the capable company
presenting it deserved, as the
play was one of the most pleas
ing that has been here this sea
son, and Manager Shlaes certain
ly deserves great credit for se
curing such a first-class attrac
tion for the amusement-loving
public of the city, and it is un
fortunate that the play was not
attended by a larger audience, as
it certainly was deserving of a
packed house, but the bad weath
er served to keep a great many
from attending who . otherwise
would have bsen on hand. The
settings of the play were quite
elaborate and in keeping with the
splendid company of actors and
actresses that presented the well
written and cleverly arranged
comedy, ' which has just a touch
of melodrama in it to make it
very interesting to the audience
The last few shows that have ap
peared at the Parmele have been
of a. very high standard and the
future bookings for the rest of
the season include many of the
most famous attractions of the
past few seasons on the stage.
Get your harness oiled for $1
at John Gorder's.
BAD BLAZE IS
Fire Discovered Raging Between
Wall and Brick Lining, and
Put Out After Much Trouble.
The home oT Rev. I). L. Dun
kleberger, at the corner of
Eleventh and Rock streets, had a
very close call this morning at 7
o'clock from being destroyed by
fire, and but for the clear
headness of the members of the
family and the neighbors a very
serious fire would have resulted.
The fire was first discovered in
the kitchen of the Dunkleberger
home, burning through the lloor
beneath the sink, and at once ef
forts were made to extinguish
the llames and the alarm turned
in for the c;ty fire department,
and a number of the firemen re
sponded and it was thought that
the fire was extinguished, but
shortly afterwards the blaze was
discovered to have broken out
again and Mr. Dunkleberger suc
ceeded in cutting a hole in the
side of the room above the place
where the fire was burning, and
with the neighbors carrying wa
ter the blaze was finally put out
after burning a considerable
place in the wainscoaling of the
One factor that aided in the
handling of the lire was the fact
that the walls of the kitchen were
lined with brick, and over this
the - "celling had "been " placed,
which was the main reason that
the entire house was not destroy
ed by the flames, as the fire had
gotten a good start when dis
covered and had evidently been
smouldering for several hours be
fore breaking out through the
floor and walls. The exact cause
of the fire is not known by the
members of the family, and
whether it was caused from a
defective flue is not known for
certain, but it is thought this is
the most likely cause of the fire.
The kitchen is situated in a room
that is well protected with a
brick lining to the walls, and the
family can feel thankful for this,
as it undoubtedly saved them
from being rendered homeless.
The place was sold a short time
ago to August Cloidt of this city,
who will occupy it as a residence
in the spring.
SURPISE GUESTS AT
MRS. JOHN WIGKMANN
Tuesday evening a number of
the old-time friends decided to
give David Wichmann and wife,
who are here from Brainard,
Minn., visiting relatives, a sur
prise, and accordingly, laden
with baskets of good things to
eat, they appeared at the home of
John Wichmann, where the
guests of honor were visiting,
and they entered the house, giv
ing their friends a most pleasant
and thoroughly unexpected sur
prise, and after the recipients of
the visit had recovered from
their surprise everyone proceed
ed to enjoy themselves thorough
ly for several hours in social
conversation and in playing dif
ferent card games until an ap
propriate hour, when a very
tempting luncheon was served
from the contents of the richly
laden baskets of delicies brought
by the party of invaders, and the
occasion, filled with good cheer,
will be long remembered as a
most pleasant one by everyone
assembled under the Wichmann
roof. Mr. and Mrs. Wichmann
will leave tomorrow for their
home in the north, after a mo.t
enjoyable visit of about ten days
with their relatives here.
CUT FLOWERS for funerals
and special occasions. Mrs. J.
E. Leesley. i-16-3mod
Recovering From Operation.
The many friend of Henry
Horn, the well known and -er.i.il
resident of Od.'ir Creek, uiil be
greatly pleaded t' learn that thi
gentleman i tetlini: a ! ti ' n. .!
from the elTec' of ;t ti operation,
which he underwrr-l. on Tln:r-d y
lat at Tmmanuel ho. pita! in
Omaha for an abre-- in hi. i !.
form which he h.tl b--n -nfferm-
for some time pal. Tlii- opera
tion win a ery s-ere one. In: I
the patient to...l i! in tine .fiape
and it i thought he will ree..er
without any .ri'n- fTeei 'ri-m
the operation, and le-in r-jed
of the pain and suiTerinr r. '-, tfo-abee-
i!l soon ! rr- If
GLDB TO HOLD
Commercial Club to Give Prize
for the Best Essay on
To stimulate the interest f
the young men and women who
are rounding out their lie in
the school of the rily I he Com
mercial club of the rity ha de
cided to offer to the ne in the
High school of the cilv who)
writes the bet article of three
hundred word on the subject,
"Why Every Man in l'Iattmotith
Should Itejon to the Commercial
Club." a substantial prize.
Yesterdav afternoon Secretary
Wescott of the club i.-ited the
High school and made the ofT.-r
to the scholars at the school and
the proposition was receie.l with
great enthusiasm by the joung
people and there were a ureat
many prtpared to enter the con
test. The paper will all be re
sented to the hoard of director
of thee lub and they will then .e-
lect the Je.t tie of the paper
.and from thes the one t receive
the grandp rie will be rho.en.
The content will remain open
until April 1st. when the paper.
will be turned over to I tie board
of directors and the number se
lected for the prize. If three
members of one cla are in
cluded in the live ciio.ri in th"
final contest for the urnr.d pri.
the clas to which they JmI"H-:
will be awarded a priz. in keep
ing with the merit and ability of
the class membor who were o
gifted a to secure for therue!e
and their clas a place in the
final lits of th contestants.
This is a plan that i certain
to result in a great deal of in
terest being aroused among the
young people of the city, who in
the years to come will take up
the work in the club and will
place before the men of the city
good, vital reasons why tloj
should be identified with I tie
Commercial club and the work
that i in store for every mem
ber in the fiht for the advance
ment of the city. The subject i
a live one and one that i capable
of being handled in a niaterl
manner and if the young people
give it the proper thou-'hl there
will certainly ! some red-hot
essays written on the subject.
Performs Delicate Operation.
Edward bmiat of (hi rit feel
that he is entitled to receive Un
title of "doctor" for a ery
deJicate operation he performed
yesterday afternoon upon Mike
Rys, the blacksmith. Mike ha. I
run a splinter of o,j about an
inch and a half lonir in one of
his lingers, ami the injury w.
very painful and he wa Ihinkin
of consulting a physician when
he stopped in the place of busi
ness of Mr. D-'tiaf and was lellini:
of the affair, and a oon a
"Dr." Donat heard of the the ac
cident he grabbed hi f.iithfu!
monkeywrench and faMeninr it
on the injured finrer of Mr. Ry.
forces the splinter out of the
member and Mike feels that a a
surgeon Ed and his monkey
wrench are all richt.
The Journal for stationery.
n inc r nc
State Fire Commission Serds Out
a Word of Warning for the
Prevention of Fires.
v.rnn'e.-r li -e ; irl .net . .
l!:au:i, j. i:i nc- ;,t of a r,.
letter from If r.i - f r-- !:
nus. i.. n in regard t- "vr.ii :..i'-
ter tti.lt ar lt;-M t-port i-:! !
111- prof : i ! of r .'. ,'". .i I
i n-pert y of t tie !y.
Or- of lb- titatJer Mi..; i
tronirly u"--.! b . . i
the appointment or :;- a;:;e-n-z.tt;ofi
of l!i- ;ij".ii.fh '!. of
ome ii;.j!!;It of tit I..'.- .!; :'-fii-tit.
at a f.i;r r Vivien! ,...
when on duly, to make a'i t;--
.pefliol) leat tti-e.. tl'U-. A
vear 'f lb bu.nie. J'j:"t of I ! .
ciiy and at Je.i.f on. a -;- of
the residence port . O of the ei.
in order that all ief.-iti- !' ;
and other cause f.. t -.-. m.iv
remedied l.ef..re o. ,. .!;.;
con !!. - r;i J ion r.-n!! thit w.l'
caU'e) a severe "ojertv Jos a -i
perhaps -eri"'i r;;'me t . j
Hon tlfouah the f.-e- a;ed
fr-.m s, .ii,. t hi i: g thit. 'i . - !: : I
easily remedied if th" p"- 5 "
care and inpe-t i... w i attend
The f.re department her
done a much a. p- ii.!e f. p:e.
ent fire from the i; ..i i of jo. r
fine and defective W.r.ng of the
brltdir--. bMt fhej- ! ii J b
sriven greater lib-rty in the ma'
ter of m.iki:;- tl in pe, r i. .
at d penalties inili' ie j ' th
ida!mn of the ",r- !a.v f th-
state and city.
Another point t:;o- wh.'h th
tire commission...- In i rf i.-n ' i --Ire-
i that of the pr..v..: ' of
every opera li" ), efr.rch and
public ball in th- city with a
.Jardir.I chemical .ppr..ve, !
the fire underwriter, and th.i? i?
b'j.t t member f th f re
(i.irlni'-'i! attend every t!i'i:r
and public gatherir.
Thee are matter of vs'al r".
port.nce and the adn- ..f the
tire con m i . i. .r-,-r -1 1 ' . I f I
lo-ed-d bv the citi': a. th
Cire departm-nj an I every c.i',--that
mi--ht p ..-.I.;- b-ad t.. I". .
looked after and -- - n
....() a possible. Th' fVfi""' of
a lift!- de.ere! 1 ii-f of
our I l !- w.I! assist m i r.''-
ir g fire and av- a -m rcat !"! i'.
It e cimr-e of a yea- ! fh- ; r
TO LAY HMDS 0!l THE
STARTER OF THE BOOM
from TuMdar1 Pall
Thi morning -x-si.nat V.
It. Harming. a-co-,:p.in ..-.J .y h;
fiiend. J. C. Ihirr. of y.-U-:-.
Cify. came up f-r a few h--'.- f-
a'te:. f. .of. i- matter jt th
curt hoiie. and of r...;--- th-se-nator
spent a few ttour vi.i'
iiu' wiifi hi frie;,.;. wh arc
b u'i n lo re, and !. .- ry i !- ti
received go... J Word for hnn-. If
f.r governor. J.uf niN-r I'-m-ning
state ti- h i m- arj.bitn r; j-i
fbi direction ai d wuM hk- t
lav hi hand oa tfi orizm ab-r
of the boom. However. Mr. ;.i:
nmg i-w lb- matter, there a:-
few better ll.ep in. ttl- fat- f T
the o.'t'.ce. and he V.oi.1.! f.l! i.
witti credit to him. If and thi
Big Bohmian Vaudevilia.
There wil! l.e a cr.::.l io
heunan vaudeville tiow- given at.
th- T. J. Sok-d hil! on Swr. t iv
evening. Fbrtiary ir.f r-luc-
itlg .1 few noelfe. 1 11 I'ldlPg tt-
hind.' fiori-t. mm'! r d:n. gr:i"d
fintatie potpurri from border
land, concert painting. Adn i--ton
2.1c; children. Show
will roninier.ee at T : .1 h arp.
Focial dance afler th- .-h w.
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