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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1914.
MOUTH IN DIES
William Foxwell, a Former Resi
dent of This City, Dies at
His Lincoln Home.
From Tuesday's Daily.
'I II. friend of William Foxwell
: i 1 1 I family, formerly resident s of
this city. hul who for tin- past
Iwi'lvc c;:!'- have made their
1 1 i j i in Lincoln, were greatly
grieved to Irani last evening of
Hit death of Mr. Foxwell, who
pa-sd away yesterday afternoon
at J : J a! his home. 1K.'JC Wash
inglon street. Lincoln. after a
long illness due to a stroke of
paralvsis. which In suffered some
( h t years ago. ami from which
In- had never recovered, gradually
L.-1'.wini: weaker as the affliction,
weighed upon him. He va a
gent lMiian universally c-l u i J
!f-pfcttt iy all who hail the
pleasure f knowing him ami his
t'ath will ! deeply rep ret I n in
this, his ol.l home, and where he
wa for years a resident. The
lody will l.e brought to this city
Wednesday evening on No. 2 al
::m and the funeral will he direct
from tin- Burlington station to
uak Hill cemetery, where the body
Will he laid to it- la-f long sleep.
I lie following i- a short hioura
phica sketch of this grand pood
William Foxwell was horn July
.'1. IS J J. in the town of Cale
donia. Rat-fne enufiLy. , WicMis.in.
His father was John Foxwell. who
pased into the ureal unknown
some years ago. and his mother
Lucy Hris Foxwell. who still
survives at the remarkable ape of
'.' 1 years, and resides in the old
home in Wicon-in. When only
I :.' years old Mr. Foxwell ex
perienced religion, and during a
long life was ji faithful and devot
ed u ember of the Methodist
church. When the great civil war
iuoke nit in lSTil Mr. Foxwell
a minor-, only about ll
Hut in lStUJ. when he
tile call to
years .old. and when
arms for the defense
t ll l out; I
Fniou was resounding
ut the land, William
'oWe!l became a Mtlunteer
soldier in the Second Wisconsin
cavalry, in which he served until
the final triumph of t he flag under
which he served the close of the
war in 1 SiTT.
Un the .'ilst day of December,
1X7 i. Mr. Foxwell was united in
marriage to Miss Delia Crites.
who wa-. born April 10. 1S.1. in
Wat ei ford. Racine county, Wis
consin, the marriage taking place
at the home of Miss Crites in
county and state above named.
'To this union three children were
born: Maud, who married Ernest
M. slaltery. and resides at Chad
roii. lawe county Nebraska:
to-rt rude. married to C. F.
Itichards and resides at Lincoln,
Lancaster county. Nebraska, and
Jesie. who married T. Edwin
Phillips and resides at Chadron.
Dawes county, Nebraska.
In lX7ti Mr. Foxwell and fam
ily 'moved to Nebraska, and locat
ed on a homestead in Boone
county, near Albion. Here they
resided until 1893. when the fam
ily removed to Plattsmouth. Cass
ounty, Nebraska, where they re
sided until 1902, and where the
children were given the advant
ages of education, in the Platls
mouth High school. On leaving
Plattsmout h the family located in
Lincoln, Neb., for the special
purpose of giving the children the
advantages of an education in the
state university, thus showing- the
preat interest which father and
mother took in the education of
Some years afro Mr. Foxwell fell
heir to an estate in England. His
heirship was disputed, but, ac
tuated by that same sense, of right
which prompted him to enlist in
the Union army when but 21 years
old. he. went to England, fought
the legal battle through the
courts and est ahlished his heir
ship. This last legal battle was
fought in the afternoon of life-
as the evening shadow s vit e
graduallv growing longer, towur
the western boundary. Some three
years ago Mr. Foxwell suffered a
stroke of paralysis, from which
he never recovered, although
given the best medical treatment.
and was always cared for bv a
most devoted Wife.
MISS GERTRUDE HITT
MARRIED IN OMAHA LAST
Dan Cupid has acain bestirred
himself in our- community, and a
a result of his activities one o
Plat Is mouth's fair daughters has
been won by one of the young men
from the neighboring slate of
Iowa. Sunday afternoon, in the
city of Omaha. Mr. Armor Gamb
lin of Pacific Junction, Iowa, and
Miss Gertrude Hilt of this city
were united in the bonds of wed
lock. The wedding- had been look
ed forward to for some time by
the friends of the contracting
parties and the young people de
cided to afford a surprise to tneir
friends by having the ceremony
performed in Omaha. Mr. Gamb
1 i ii is a young man of the vicinity
of Pacific Junction who is well
known here as a gentleman of the
highest integrity. Miss Hilt is the
daughter- of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Hitt of this city and is a young
lady very popular among a large
circle of friends who have known
her- since childhood and who will
extend to Mr. and Mrs. Gamblin
their heartiest best wishes for a
long and happy wedded life and
oie free, from cares and sorrow...
HOME OF THOMAS JEN
NING BADLY DAMAGED BY
FIRE THIS MORNING
From Tuesday's; Daily.
This morning about 0 o'clock
Hie home of Thomas Jennings, in
the south part of the city, was dis
covered to be in tlames and at the
time the fire was first noticed the
roof on the house was completely
in tlames. The lire alarm was
sounded, but as the Jennings
home is far out of the Ore district
it was impossible to get hose to
rthe place to use in putting out
the flames, and it was only due to
the heroic efforts of the neigh
bor's that the tlames were checked
and the entire destruction of the
house prevented. The loss to the
building will be in the neighbor
hood of -2r0, as the whole roof
of the house was almost totally
destroyed. The fire started, it is
thought, from a defective flue,
which allowed spark to escape and
ignite the roof. Mr. and Mrs.
Jennings feel very grateful to
their neighbors for their splen
did work in saving their home,
and had it not been for this as
sistance the home would have
been reduced to ashes in a short
Gets His Thumb Injured.
James tilaha, who is employed
in the Burlington shops, received
quite a severe gash on the thumb
of the left hand as he was en
gaged in chopping a block of
wood to use in his work. The
hatchet which he was using to
split the block slipped off and
sliced into Jim's thumb, neces
sitating two stitches to close the
wound. He will be compelled to
enjoy an enforced vacation for a
few days as a result of the ac
cident. Dance on July 18th.
The K. S. society will give a
social dance at their hall on West
Locust street on Saturday even
ing, July 18th, to which the public
is cordially invited to be present.
Good music will be furnished.
For bargains in used cars-see
T. H. Pollock, office Coates Block,
Herman Fischer and Miss Annie
Jackson Married This Morning
at the Budig Home.
From Tuesday's Daiiy.
This morning at the home of
-Mr. and .Mrs. w ntiam Jumig, on
Wintersteen Hill, occurred the
marriage of Mr. Herman J-ischei
intl Miss Annie Jackson, both of
Creston, Iowa, the nuptials were
solemnized by Rev. J. II. Steger of
the. St. Paul's church in a very
impressive manner and were wit
nessed by the friends and rela
tives of the contracting party. The
wedding was a very quiet one. as
the newly weds came out from
their- home at Creston to have the
ceremony performed and to steal
march on their many friends in
their home town, and decided to
visit their cousin. Mr. Budig and
family, and have the wedding per
formed here, where they could
iave the pleasure of the presence
of Mr. Budig. who has taken a
deep interest in the happy event
and assisted the young people in
seeing that the knot was tied in
Following the wedding cere
mony at in o'clock, the company
enjoyed a most sumptuous dinner
in celebration of the event, and
Mr. and Mrs. Budig saw to it that
there was nothing omitted to
rnak the occasion a most delight-
ul one that the newly wedded
ouple will always cherish as the
iappiest day of their lives. They
departed this afternoon for Den-
er, where they will enjoy a shor t
loneymoon before returning to
!reston. where the groom has a
lome in waiting for his bride.
The bride is one of the most
popular young ladies in Creston
and is a most genial and ple.asant
ady, who has won a host of
friends by her pleasant ways. The
room is one of the members of
the police department of Creston,
where he has made a splendid
record as an officer, and his
rienJs are legion there, who will
earn with delight of the decision
f the young people to enjoy life
is one in ttie future.
Those from out of the city to
attend the wedding were: Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Fischer, father
and mother of the groom, of Cres
ton, Iowa; Paul Budig. wife and
children and George Budig of
lavelock, Walter Green and wife
DOINGS IN THE PRORATE
COURT BEFORE COUNTY
JUDGE A. J. BEESON
Petition has been filed in the
court of County Judge A. J. Bee-
on, asking for the probate of the
estate of Peter and Catherine
lanrahan and Peter Hanrahan,
jr., who were ine owners ana
heirs of several pieces of real
estate in this city. Mrs, Mary G.
Whelan was appointed by the
cour t as a special administrator
to collect the pension money due
the late Mrs. Catherine Hanrahan
from the U. t. government. A
learing will be had in the matter
on Wednesday, August 19th. .
Petition has also been filed
asking for the probating of the
estate of Fsabell H. McGinnis, de
ceased, of South Bend precinct.
fhe petition is presented by the
husband of the deceased lady,
Mrs. Margaret Segrave has filed
petition in county court asking
that she be allowed to adopt Carl
Sehultz, a minor child, whvns?
care-she has.-had since 1909. The
parents of the boy have separated
and Mrs. Segrave asks that she
be allowed In rear the boy as her
Loses Sight of Left Eye.
Paul Budig of Haveloi k. ac
companied by his wife and fam
ily, arrived in the city Saturday
evening to attend the Fischer
Jackson wedding, winch was held
this morning at the William
Budig home, and to visit with
their friends in this city. Mr
Budig has suffered the loss of the
sight nt his left eye owincr to an
affection of the nerve of the ,.ye
and his misiortune wilt lie learn
ed with the deepest regret bv his
manv friends here.
THOMAS SHERWOOD RE
CEIVES A VERY SERIOUS
FALL IN OMAHA
From Tuf ptlav's Daily.
According to dispatche
peanng in the Omaha papers of
this morning, Thomas Sherwood.
who for the past few months has
been living in Omaha, was in
jured in an accident in that city
yesterday, and as a result is in
St. Joseph's hospital in v-rv
serious shape and the outcome of
the injuries is a matter of grave
oubt. The World- leiald gives
the following account of the ac
Harry Xickum. aged 37, living
at (2i North Nineteenth street,
and Thomas Sherwr od. aged 37.
iving at 1822 Maple -treet. paint
ers, wor king on tne new .Menoias
street viaduct, fell twenty feet to
the pavement, yesterday when an
iron hook supporing a scaffold
broke. Both are in St. Joseph's
lospital seriously injured.
Nickurn fell on his left side. Two
ibs were broken, his spine was
njured and he was ,'dly: brjiised.
Sherwood was the worst hurt.
Ie fell on his head. His spine
was injured at ttie necK. lus skull
was fractured, his right wrist was
fractured and his right shoulder-
was dislocated. Jle was also nait-
Dr. J. C. Hubenbecker. police
urgeon. attended them. He says
hey will lie unless their injuries
are worse than lie lound on insi
VIIS5 ZELMA TUEY EN
TERTAINED SUNDAY SCHOOL
From Tuesday's Dally.
Yesterday after noon Miss Zelma
uev, superintendent of the pri
mary depai tmejit or ine .Meinou-
st Sundav school, entertained in
most charming manner at her
home on West l-.lm sireet me ut
ile folks belonging to the primary
ind beginners' department of the
Sundav school. There were a
arge number of the little folks
present and a most enjoyable aft
ernoon was spent by them in the
playing of games dear to their
childish hearts and the hours
ped by in the delightful amuse
ments provided by the hostess
and the teachers of the grades.
t a suitable hour very tempting
ight refreshments were served to
the little folks, which proved most
pleasing to them and was enjoyed
o the utmost. Miss Tuey was
sisled in entertaining the mem
bers of the graaes ny Misses
Jertha Jackson, May Glenn. Corn-
nie Handley, Mildred Balser and
Mrs. W. CI. Brooks, teachers in
Leaves on Automobile Trip.
Emil J. Weyrich and Guy White
departed this morning at an early
hour in the touring car of Mr.
Weyrich for a trip through north
ern Iowa and Minnesota. i lie
gentlemen will visit at Lake Oko
boji and Arnold's Park, Iowa, and
will probably take a trip to Min
neapolis before their return home.
he trip will be one of much
pleasure, as the boys expect to
take their "time and not to over-
ook anything o-f interest on the
Evening Journal, 10c per week.
Delegates Present From All Pre
cincts of the County, Making
The Cas county republican
convention, held vesterdav at
Louisville,' was one of the mos
enthusiastic in years and a large
number of candidates, as well as
delegates, were present to take
part in the doings of the conven
tion. Dr. M. M. Butler of Weeping-
Water was selected as chair
man oi tne convention, and .. B.
l'aylor as secretary.
The convention then proceeded
to the election of delegates to the
late convention and the follow
ing gentlemen were chosen to
represent Cass county at the com
ing convention: Orland TelTt.
Avoca: J. o. Ward. Fight Mile
irove; C. I.. Graves, Fnion; James
I'crryberry, Mt. Pleasant: C G.
Maytield. Louisville: W. A. Rob
ertson. William Weber, H.
Newell. Plattsmouth: A F. Sturm.
N'ehawka: J. W. Reasoner. South
Bend: J. I. Cobb. Stove Creek;
Fred Meiinchau, Eagle; W. C.
Wollen. Weeping Water precinct:
. F. Tetrt, Weeping Water; J. M.
eegarden. Weeping Water; L. R.
Stanley. Flmwuod: C. F. N'oves.
.ouisville; Dr. M. M. Butler and
E. B. Taylor, Weening Water.
The committee on resolutions
presented the following resolu
tions, which were adopted as rep
resenting the sentiments of the
ass county republicans:
We. ttie republicans of Cass
ounty. in representative convers
ion assembled, reaffirm our faith
and hcrehy renew our allegiance
to (he f undemeiital principles and
loctrines of the parly as defined
iy Lincoln, (Jarlield and McKinley.
We rejoice at the results of the
administration of the republican
arty of ttie past, it having placed
the I'niteil Slates in the foremost
osition of any nation on earth. A
parly that comes to the people
with such results is entitled to the
upport of the American people.
This conxention pledges itself
the .support of republicanism
is expressed by Hie immortal Lin-
oln: "A government of the peo
le. for the people and by the peo
The democrat ic tariff, the prin
ciple object of which seemed to
e the opening of the markets of
the world to everything which the
armer produces, meets and re
eives our severest condemnation.
The last democratic state ad
ministration Old not properly rep-
esent the taxpayers of the state
in its recKiess appropriation oi
We pledge the republican nom
inees to the legislature from' this
countv to use everv honorable
means to bring about an economic
ondition in the stale consistent
with honest government and the
proper care of the state's wards.
We are opposed to the creation
f any more state commissions
ind condemn the creation of posi-
ions for the purpose of creating
offices to give political adherents
We ask all who believe in the
principles of the republican party
f whatever name, creed or con-
- A - 1
science, to join wuri us in ine
coming campaign in carrying into
effect the progressive principles
of our party.
Among the candidates present,
a number of whom addressed the
convention with a few remarks,
were: Matthew Gering. Fred
Fdgerlon and J. E. Dalzell. candi
dates for congress; A. L. (lash, C.
D. Quinton, J. H. Kempcandidate
for governor; Mont Robb, M. A.
Hall, Fred Meuuchau, John Col
bert. The presence f these genr
tlement a.dded greatly to .the. in
terest jn .thft convent ion and they
circulated among the - .delegates
and visitors getting acquainted. .
The convention, after transact
ing the routine business of the
electing of delegates, got busy on
the matter of selecting the county
central committee that will guide
the destinies of the party in fhe
coming campaign and the follow
ing were chosen :
Avoca R. O. Hutchins.
Eight Miles Grov, II. W
Liberty I. B. Roddy.
Ml. Pleasant Wilson Gilmore
IMat tsiiiouth First ward. E. G
Dovey; Second ward. M. L. Fried.
rich; Third ward. Oliver Hudson:
Fourth ward, L. T5. Egenberger;
Fifth ward, Robert Harris.
N'ehawka Victor- St urm.
South Bend John Wagner.
Stove Creek Dr. Liston.
Tipton John Adams.
Weeping Water" Precinct J.
Weeping Water First ward
E. Tefft: Second ward, L N. Hunt
er; lniru ward. eorge Moner.
Center Charles Andrus.
EI in wood S. M. Cox.
Greenwood C. C. Bucknell,
Plattsmouth precinct Albert
Rock BlutTs 1st J. W. Holmes.
Rock Bluffs 2d George Ray.
Salt Creek William Hand.
MISS EDA MARQUARDT
CANDIDATE FOR CONNTY
SUPERINTENDENT IN CITY
From Tuesday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon Miss Eda
Marquardt, one of the republican
candidates for the office of county
superintendent, came over- from
her home at Avoca to interview
the people of this section of the
county in regard to her candidacy.
Miss Marquardt is a most pleas
ant appearing lady and well quali
fied for the position t which. she
aspires. Miss Marquardt while in
the city found lime to call at the
Journal office and spend a short
time in a social visit which was
much enjoyed. The Marquardt
family is one of the most prom
inent in the southern part of the
county and Miss Marquardt is well
known there, where she has been
interested in school work for
TONY HILTON MAY RE
THE MAN WANTED FOR
MURDER IN KENTUCKY
From Wednesday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon Chief of
Police John Briggs of South Oma
ha was in ttie city, coining down
to interview Tony Hilton, I he
negro who is confined in the jail
here awaiting trial for the
wounding of Fred Low at the Mis
souri Pacificli depot in this city
on July 1th. The chief has re
ceived information from ttie
authorities in Kentucky wanting
a man who answers the descrip
tion of Hilton, and who is desired
in that state to answer to the
charge of murdering a while man.
The southern authorities will be
communicated with in regard to
the matter, and if the man turns
out to be the murderer desired he
may be sent back to Kentucky t
face the graver charge, as the one
here would only confine him for
from one to ten years in the peni
tentiary. Ttie negro claims to be
a perfectly peaceable person and
has never injured anyone.
Purchases New Automobile.
Ralph Haynie of Plattsmouth
precinct has joined the ranks of
the automobile owners of the
county by purchasing a fine new
Detroiler car or T. H. Pollock, the
local agent. Mr. Haynie is well
pleased with the new machine,
which is of the latest model and
equipped with all ttie modern im
provements that has made the
Detroiter such a favorite with the
automobile owners of the country.
There are quite a number of this
make of car in use in'the' county
and all have-proven' mo-sf satis
supplies at the Journal
IS STILL DOING
The Uniting in Marriage of Miss
Helen E. Foster and Mr.
Last evening at 8 o'clock at the
home of Miss Louise Gorder. on
North Third street, occurred the
marriage of two of Platt-motil h's
most popular young people. Mr.
Fred Kissling and Miss Helen E.
Foster. The wedding- was a ery
quiej home affair, there being only
few immediate relatives and
friends of the contracting parlies
present to witness ttie nuptials.
The ceremony was performed
y Rev. A. F. Ploetz of Scotland.
D.. of the German Presbyterian
hurch of that city, and was a
most impressive service, uniting
as it did the hearts and lives of
these two young- people in their
future lives. After the ceremony
the young people departed on the
30 Burlington train for the east.
where they will spend a few days
isitingwilh relatives and friends
ind viN then return to tins cilv.
where the groom has a cosy home
await ing his bride.
Both of these young- people are
well known here, having been
torn and reared in this city, and
two finer voung people it would
te hard to find, and each is pos
essed of a very large circle of
friends who will extend to them
their heartiest best vvi-hes for a
ong and happy married life ami
rust that their future days mar
e full of sunshine and happiness.
they well deserve the best that
The groom is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Kissling ami is a young man
lighly esteemed by alt who have
the pleasure of his acquaintance.
e is emploved as a painter by the
Burlington at their shops in this
city and is a young man faithful
in every way to any task that may
lie given him. The bride a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M.
Foster and is a young lady of
more than usual charming- per
sonality and by her kindly ways
has won a host of warm friends
among those who have me her.
CHARLES L. GRAVES OF
UNION FILES FOR THE OF
FICE OF COUNTY JUDGE
From Tuesday's Dally.
This morning Charles L. Graves
of I'nion filed in the office of ttie
county clerk a petition signed by
some TiOO voters of C.as county
asking that his name be placed mi
the non-partisan judiciary ballot
as a candidate for county judge at
the coming primary election. Un
der the law the two highest candi
dates at the primary will be placed
on the ballot at the general elec
tion, and as there are only two
candiadtes for the otlice. Judge
Beeson and Mr. Graves, both of
these gentemen will appear before
the voters at the general election.
Mr. Graves lias been a member
of the Cass county bar since ISKrt
and is a gentleman who has been
reared in Cass county and for
ears has been a resident of
Fnion. where he is at present
editor of the Union Ledger, one oT
Hie bright country papers of Cas
county, and he is a gentleman
eminently well qualified to fill Hie
otlice of county judge, having had
a bmg experience in the handling
of matters such as come before
the county court.
George Dodge, wife and daugh
ter. Miss Violet, and Miss Edna
Peterson departed this morning
on the early Burlington train lor
Omaha, from -where they .go to
Lake Independence, . Minnesota,
where they will visit until the last
of August and enjoy the cooling
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