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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, APRIL 27, 1914.
THE DEATH OF
JOHN G. BOONE, A
Former Plattsmouth Man Dies at
His Home at Logan, Iowa,
From Saturday's Dally.
The ne.s has just lxvn re
ceived here today uf the death at
his home in Licau, Iowa, of John
C. Itiiunr, who fop years was on
of the prominent figures in tin
-i t of Plattsmouth up to the
1 1 r 1 1 -
removal to Iowa
about sixteen years api, where
he has since resided. Mr. Hoone
while a resident of this oily was
engaged in the barber business,
and coming: here shortly after
the civil war, built up a most
lucrative business in the city
and for years resided al his home
on vet Granite street and was
one of the most energetic citi
zens of this city. While Mr.
Boone was a resident here he
made many friends by his quiet
and law-abiding position as a
citizen, and while he was not of
tlie same race as a majority of
the residents here he was in
every way a model man and his
death will be learned with regret
by his friends, who during; the
years of his residence in this city
learned to respect and admire
him. The following- from the
Liean Gazette gives a short ac
count of the life of this most
useful citizen and tientleman:
John Columbus Boone died at
his home in Logan on Monday
evening-, April 20, aged 73 years
and 7 days.
Mr. Boone was born at South
Bend. Indiana, April 13, 1841.
He was a veteran of the civil war.
enlisting- in Company K, 13th
regiment. I. S. infantry, and
reived during- the last thirteen
months of the war. On Septem
ber 21. 1871. he was married to
Ann E. West at Glenwood. Iowa,
and to them were born three
children. Mrs. Alice M. Sceaver of
Buxton. Iowa; Mrs. Nellie G.
Woodard of Chicago, 111., and
Mrs. Ota O. Bruce of Buxton,
Iowa. His wife and Mrs. Sceaver
and Mrs. Bruce were at his bed
side when the summons came.
Besides his wife and daughters,
he leaves two grandsons. Mr.
Boone was a member of Fuller
post. Grand Army of the Re
public, and at the time of his
death wa commander of the
Funeral services; were held at
the Baptist church Wednesday
afternoon, being- conducted bv
the pastor. Rev. Callaway,
the body was laid to rest in
THE JOURNAL PUBLISHER
IS THE POSSESSOR OF A
The publisher of the Journal,
R. A. Bates, Saturday received a
line new livepas..enger 'De
troit er' automobile from the T.
II. Bollock company, and the new
machine is a beauty and is equip
ped in every way with all the
latest appliances that makes the
joy of auf omobiling-. This is one
of the leading- makes of cars
handled 'by Mr. pollock, and a
similar car was also received at
Omaha Saturday which will be
sent to Lincoln, where William
Jennings Bryan, the purchaser,
will have it taken to his home,
"Fairview," near that city. The
secretary of state was in Detroit
recently, and looking- over the
machines, decided on the "De
trotter" as the car that best suit
ed him, and accordingly ordered
one, which was sent to the Ne
braska agent, Mr. Pollock, and
will be sent on to Lincoln.
First-class alfalfa seed, at my
farm, 5 miles north of Nehawka,
Z. W. Shrader.
Matters in the County Court.
From Saturdays Dany.
This morning- in county eour
the petition for the probate of
the will of the late William Led
dy. deceased, was brought up for
hearing in the court and I he ap
plication for the appointment o
I he w idow. Mrs. William I.eddy
and a sun. John Leddy, as the x-
eculors of the estate and th
prayer of the petition was grant
ed by the court.
A hearing- was also had in the
court on the claims in the estaU
of David Stettler. deceased, who
died at his home near Alvo a few
THE OLD WAT
Grand Army Post to Try and In
terest Citizens in the Decora
tion Day Services.
The time is fast drawing near
when the celebration of Memorial
lay will again be before our peo
ple and the citizens of Platts-
mouui siioiuu maKe an eiiort in
see that it is observed in a man
ner fitting- for the heroes dead
whose service was offered so
freely for their country, and now
when the far clouds hover over
the republic it is fitting- that the
day be more than usually observ
ed. In the past few years this
event has not been carried out
with the spirit of former years,
save among- a few individuals who
look .after their own loved ones
who are sleeping" their last long
sleep in Oak Hill cemetery, and
see that their graves are kept
green and that a flower of mem
ory is placed there on this day
sef aside by the nation as a day of
tribute to those gone before.
The years that have thinned the
ranks of the Grand Army of the
Republic has caused the general
public to loe sight of the spirit
of the day which the old veterans
did so much to foster when they
were here, and in justice to tfie
little band of heroic men here.
who during" the civil war were at
the front, the citizens and other
organ izat ions should arrange to
take hold of the observation of
the day and see that the proper
honor is paid Ihe memory of the
old soldiers of both the blue and
gray who sleep in the cemetery
here, and to concecrate the day
to the cause for which it was in
tended. The Orand Army post here ex
pects to take the matter up with
the Commercial club to see if they
cannot be induced to take part in
the observation of the day. and if
their efforts are successful there
will be an observation of the day
here thai will loner be remember
ed as a beautiful tribute of a
grateful people to its defenders.
STORE AT MISSOURI
VALLEY GOMES HERE
The depart ment store of Ibis
city has just closed a deal where
by they secure the entire stock of
dry goods, clothing- and gents'
furnishings, as well as the mil
linery stock of the M. Fanger
store of Missouri Valley, Iowa,
and the goods are being- moved
here, where they will be placed
on sale soon. The stock of the
Missouri Valley store will be of
fered at such extraordinary low
prices as to be in the reach of
everyone, and there will be one of
the big-gest opportunities ever
offered for the people of this city
to secure bargains at bed-rock
prices, as it is desired to close the
stock out at once and not carry
anything- over. This is a chance
that will be looked forward to by
the careful buyer and the advance
announcements of the sale will be
given in a few days through the
columns of this paper.
YODNG W OF
Son of Former Plattsmouth Lady
Drowned in Mississippi River
at La Crosse, Wisconsin.
f'rom Saturday's Dally.
vesieruav the news was re-
cejed here of the death by
drowning- at La Crosse, Wiscon
sin, of Fred Sprute, jr.. the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sprule, si
of Farminglon, Minnesota, who
was a young man of rare prom
ise and was but 11 years of agt
wiien death terminated Ins career
and at the military academy
w hich he w as al tending" be was
an immense favorite with 'all
with whom he came in contact.
He was a member of the rowing
team of the school and it was
while encaged in the work of
.'wing- on the river that he met
his death, his boat being- over
turned while out in the Missis
sippi river, and although every
lfort was made to locale the
body in the river, up to the time
of the sending- of the message to
this city there had been no tract-
found of it. The mother of the
unfortunate young man was for
merly Miss Anna Beins, residing'
a few miles south of this city.
where the mother of the ladv.
Grandma Beins, still resides. The
leepest sympathy of the friends
of the familv will be extended i
he sorrow-stricken relatives
over the loss- of this most esti
mable young man.
OF NEWKI. NEBRASKA
FILES FOE SHERIFF
From Saturday's Oaliy.
This morning John Wunder
ich. one of the mo-t prominent
residents of Aehawka nrecmcl.
filed his intentions with the
niiiily clerk to become a candid
ate for the office of sheriff of
Cass county on the democratic
ticket at the coming- primary
lection in August. II is un
necessary to sav anvthing in
support of Mr. Wunderlirh as a
man among- the people who have
nown him for many years, as
I here is no act of his that can be
pointed to with anything- but
pride, and he has in the locality
where he has resided lor rears a
reputation for intergily and
luiinr that few men in the county
possess, and being a man of the
people thoroughly understands
the needs and feelings of his fel
ow men. His filing makes four
for the office of sheriff, as F. R.
Cunningham and Sheriff Ouinton,
who is serving his seventh year
in the office, are the republican
candidates for the office, while R.
C. Bailey of Ml. Pleasant pre
cinct has filed for the democratic
From Friday's Pally.
A large number of the mem-
ers and friends of the Ladies
id society of St. Paul's church
alhered at Ihe pleasant home
f Mrs. Hans Seivers yesterday
afternoon, in spite of the dis
agreeable weather, to participate
in a social time, this being- their
regular monthly social meeting-.
Social conversation, grames and
the like furnished plenty of
amusement and made the hours
pass all too rapidly. At the
proper time excellent refresh
ments were served, which further
augumented the pleasures of the
afternoon. . - .
I have just employed a me
chanic who is an expert on self-
starter magnetos, etc. Bring
in your car if you have any trou
ble. All kinds of reDairing so-
Smith's Oarage, Plattsmouth.
Coming Here for Thirty Years.
J Ins morning r red 1). .Mcear
of New York City, representing
Ihe Thomas Landau company of
that cily, was here in the in
terests of his celebrated line of
clothing and calling- on the tirm
of Faller - Thier.df. Mr. McXear
is an old man at the.business and
has been making this cily for (he
past thirty years, but thinks that
al no time has he found things
appearing more prosperous than
at present, and the appearance of
the city has greatly improved.
While here Mr. McXear called at
Ihe Journal ollice for a few min
utes' social conversation.
EMONIES AT PRES-
Rev. H. G. McClusky Installed as
the Pastor of the Presby
From Friday's Daily.
Last evening the official in
lallation of the Rev. II. G. Mc
Clusky into the pastorate of the
First Presbyterian church took
place at the church al 8 o'clock
with verv impressive ceremonies
that marked the assumption of
the rows on the pari of the new
minister, as well as the members
f the congregation.
The service was presided over
y Rev. A. F. Perrv of Nebraska
City, as moderator, and this
rentleman delivered a very im
pressive sermon helming- the e-
asion of the taking up of the
work of the church ih-ere. by Rev.
McClusky, and he was followed in
lis address by Rev. J. II. Sals-
ury of Auburn, who gave the
barge to the new pastor and
outlined the responsibilities that
would be assumed by him in the
discharge of bis duties as the
pastor of the church here. Rev.
Rudolph Caughey of the West
minster church of Lincoln was
present at the services and gave
the charge to the members of the
church in a manner at once
pleasing an impressive. During
the services the splendid choir of
the church gave a most, pleasing
anthem that added much to the
beauty of the service and was
enjoyed thoroughly, as this
musical organization is one of
the finest in the city and its of
ferings are always of the highest
standard of music.
The new minister. Rev. II. O.
McClusky, has only been here a
short time, but he has won for
himself a warm place in the
hearts of the members of his
church and they are delighted
with their good luck in having
secured him to preside over their
church, and his sermons have
proven most beneficial to those
who have had the pleasure of
hearing them, and there is no
doubt that under his pastorate
Ihe church will continue to
thrive and grow as never before.
The new minister has also been
leceived most cordially by the
public in general and feels very
much pleased with his new loca
Here From Alvo.
From Saturday's Daily.
S. C. Boyles, the Alvo banker,
was over today looking after
some business affairs at the
court house, and While here he
gave the Journal a brief but very
pleasant call. Be reports Alvo
all o. k. and the farmers in that
vicinity preparing for corn
planting, and that the wheat
crop could not possibly look bet
ter. He says our old friend,
Jake Shaffer, is just, as fat and
sassy as ever, and just as jovial.
Uncle Alex Skiler, is holding his
own the best he knows how, and
while he is getting up in years,
he wants to live as long" and a
little longer than Jake Shaffer.
B TT EMM CHURCH
Farm for Sale.
904 acres, one-half miles
north of M. P. depot. For par
ticulars see J. V. Elliott.
D. of A. R. Enjoy a Rich Musica
Treat at the Home of Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Wescott.
From Saturday's Daily.
Oiie of the most pleasant am
thoroughly enjoyed musica
events of Hi" season was given
last evening at "Sunnyside," tin
beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs
E. II. Wescott, on High Sehoo
Hill, when Foiitanelle chapter
the Daughters of the American
Revolution entertained at
musicale which embraced selec
tions from some of the leading
musicians of the city. The pro
gram, as published, was carried
out and every number was en
joyed to the utmost by the large
number of guests that filled the
Wescott home to overflowing",
and all were enthusiastic in their
praise of the splendid program
that was offered for their enter
tainment, and those of the
Plattsmouth public who have had
the privilege of hearing" these
artists before can appreciate to
the fullest the delightful pro-
gram that was
offered by the
home was dec-
orated in a manner appropriate
to the patriotic character of the
society giving the entertainment,
a large American flag decorating
the handsome Colonial porch of
the home, while throughout the
rooms American flags lent a most
pleasing touch to the spirit of
the occasion, and Ihe thought
that has inspired the organiza
tion of this society throughout
the nation that of the pre
servation of the memory of the
war and the brave men who gave
our country independence, and
Fontanell chapter, though only a
year old. has done a great deal
here to stimulate the interest in
the revolutionary period of our
country's life. The chapter here
has offered a gold medal to the
pupil of the High school who de
livers the best declamatory ad
dress on the early history of our
country, and in the seventh and
eighth grades has offered a cash
prize for the best papers on Ihe
subject of Ihe America nrevolu
tion. The society here now has a
membership of some sixteen and
an equal number of papers at
Washington for membership,
which will nearly double the
present . regular membership.
The ollicers of the order here
are: Mrs. E. II. Wescott, regent;
Mrs. C. C. Parmele, vice presi
dent; Miss Leona Brady, sec
retary: Miss Madeline Minor,
treasurer; Miss Ellen Pollock,
historian; Miss Alice Tuey,
chaplain. These officers have
been unceasing in their efforts
for the upbuilding of the society.
At the close of the meeting
dainty refreshments were served
to the company and a most gen
erous silver offering received.
Murray, Avoca, Eagle.
District meetings of the Cass
County Sunday School associa
tion will be held at the three
places named above on the fol
lowing dates: Murray, May G;
Avoca, May 7; Eagle, May 8.
These meetings are for all Sun
day school workers of every de
nomination. A strong program
has been prepared for each place.
Arrange to attend the meetings
nearest to you. Watch for future
Accounts Must Be Settled.
There are still a great many
accounts due the estate of Aug
ust Gorder that we must insist
upon being setteld at once. This
notice is final, and if same is not
paid within a reasonable time,
the accounts will be placed in
other hands for collection.
Moves Out to Wyoming Ranch.
From Saturday's Daily.
Yesterdav afternoon Perry
Marsh and son and laughler de
parted for Upland, Wyoniin;
where they will locate on a ranch
near that place, and Mr. Marsh
will remain there for some time.
:ssisting them in getting settled
in their new local ion. Several
days ago three carloads of cattle
and horses were shipped there by
Mr. Marsh, and these shipments
were accompanied by the father
of Mr. Marsh, who will assist in
preparing the new ranch.
TO AIO THE HIS
His Labors and Research Have
Been Recognized in Many Sec
tions of the State.
The Rev Father M. A. Shine of
this citv, who is noted through
out the west as one of the lore
most historians of the early his-
torv of the middle west, and who
is great iv interested in researcn
work covering the Indians and
earlv settlement of the state of
Nebraska, has just received Ihe
following letter from the N
raska State Historical society at
Lincoln, April 2 i, 191 .
Dear Father Shine;
The historical society is goin
o undertake this year to propa
ale many of the varieties of
corn, iteans, iiim ikuis. etc., useu
y the Indians, the seed for. which
has been gathered by Mr. Gil -
We are also going to utilize
some vacant ground that we have
adjoining our new building for
growing plants and shrubbery,
tative to Nebraska, and especial-
ly such as were used by the In
dians for food, medicines, per.
e would like to interest our
riends, especially those at a dis.
lance from Lincoln, in helping ii'
gather desirable native plant;
ami snruns nr inis collection.
1 1-1 t J It I
There are a number of things
eculiar to your section that we
would like to have, and if voti can
get them for us or have someone
lo j who will be interested, we
will be glad o have them shinned
1 our expense. Of course what
done will need to be done soon,
We would like especially to get
from vour section some of the
following: Columbine. fern
irairie phlox, woods phlox. I un-
lersfand there is a family in
Mattsmouth that has n great
ouanlitv of the wild phlox: or
Sweet William. Thanking vim in
advance for your co-operation, I
remain very cordially vours.
Clarence S. Paine.
AH persons interested are in
vited to donate specimens of the
anove piants. j'jease atiacn a
card with your name and address,
and Ihe name of the plant do
nated, and leave al mv residence
on Oak street. In this way un
necessary expense for the his
torical society can be avoided bv
laving all specimens shipped in
one consignmed. Yours respect
fully, Rev. M. A. Shine.
Wedding at Court House.
From Saturday's Daily.
The arrival home of County
Judge Ueeson yesterday was
signalized by the appearance at
lis office in the afternoon by a
couple from South Omaha who
lesired to be united in the holy
tonds of wedlock, and the judge,
in his usual impressive manner,
. . . . . i
performed the ceremony that was
o unite for life these two happy
icarts, a"nd the young people, af-
ter the ceremony, departed for
their home hanpv as two larks.
he judge also issued license to
George E. West and Miss Emily
.audergreen, both of Louisville,
who will be married there to-
morrow. The Soulh Omaha
couple, who were united here in
marriage were Mr. Fred P. Bush
and Miss Eva Pearl McDonald. I
8 LDTZ STORE
The Safe Opened, but Very Little
Money Was Found Do Not
Miss Anything Else Now.
From Friday's Dan.
That there are some amaleur
burglars abroad in the cily was
evidenced this morning when on
opening the store on Sixth street
E. P. Lutz, of the linn of Zuck-
weiler tYLutz, discovered that Ihe
large safe of the firm in the dry
goods department had been open
ed and that the contents were
strewn over the entire back part
of the store. The safe was not
locked on the combination last
night, it being a habit to only
turn the lock, and anyone could
open it that gained enl ranee to
the store building, as it was used
principally for the purpose of
toring the papers of the firm so
I hey would be safe in case of fire,
and there was only in the neigh
borhood of 3 in cash in the safe,
so that from Ihi-
source the linn
did not suffer much of a loss.
To the authorities the work
seems that "I some boy or boys
who were familiar with the store
and the means of entrance and
exit, as the entrance to the place
was made through a window in
the west side of a small slore
room located on the west end of
the store building, and from here
the partv or parties made their
way into tlu
main store room and
d" business with the
I safe, and then made their escape
from the building by Iippiuu
Ibaek the bolt and opening the
door leading into Ihe alley.
As soon as he discovered that
the store had been visited bv the
burglars Mr. Lutz began to look
around to discover just what.
damage had been done, and in bis
search found a pair of socks
lying- on Ihe floor in the back
room, where they had evidently
been dropped by the burglar in
his flight, and from this ii would
seem thai there had been several
I articles taken in addition in me
I ( 1 al . 11-1. it
nionev from the safe. At first it
was feared that a large number
of notes held bv the firm had been
taken from Ihe safe, but they
were found later on the floor,
where they bad been thrown by
the burglar in his search for
money. The sheriff was notified
MO' Mr. Lutz a few minutes after
the discovery of the condition of
I the safe, and Chief of police
Rainey, who was on the street.
hastened to the scene and a
thorough search made and every
effort is being made o locale the
party or parties doing the deed.
BOY AT THE MERCY OF
THE MEXICAN GREASERS
From Saturday's Dally.
Among the list d Omaha peo
ple who are left in Mexico Cily
at the mercy of the butcher of
that republic, lluerta, appears
Ihe name of Oermaine Towle,
well known in this city, where he
was in charge of the Journal
here in 1900 and a part of l'.MH.
Mr. Towle has been engaged in
newspaper work lor years and
has always been of an advenler-
ous nature, having had consider-
able experience at Ihe front dur-
ing the Spanish-American war.
and he will doubtless see all tlu
adventures he desires in lh
Mexican capital, where the mobs
are reported as threatening tin
lives and properly of all Ihe
Farm for Sale.
Farm of 121 acres, 5 miles
northeast of Union; 14 acres hay
land. 20 acres pasture timber.
rest in cultivation; well improv-
ed. Price right if taken soon.
Address Miss Etta Nickels, Mur-
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