The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, August 31, 1914, Image 1

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NO. 70.
About One Hundred Present,
While Others Were Detained at
Home Because of Sickness.
From FrMay's rally.
1 tie nnuin'ii .f the Wiles fam
ily, which has become an annual
eiit. was held yesterday at the
park in ac i tic Junction, whicli
was decided upon as being t lie
most central i i ri t for the gather
in: of the representatives of this
most estimable family from both
Nebraska and Iowa, where the
family wax anmiiL' the earliest
settlers, both in Cass and Mills
county. It has been the custom
to alternate the places of hold
ill i-T the reunion between the rep
resentations of the Nebraska and
Iowa members of the family and
the location at Pacific Junction
was found to be the most con
venient to all. The reunion was,
as usual, a splendid success, al
though sickness and the threat
ening weather kept several from
beinir able to attend.
This family numbers anion? its
members representative leading
citizens and the members are
anion? the best people in the
communities where they make
their homes, and throughout Cass
county there are hundreds of
acres of the fairest land which is
owned by members of the Wiles
family, and these were all pres
ent in force at the reunion. The
attendance at the reunion num
bered some one hundred persons,
most of whom came to the Junc
tion in automobiles.
Throughout the day there was
a mos delightful time spent by
the company in visiting" among
themselves and in renewing old
times. One of the members of the
family had with them at the re
union a family tree which showed
the members of the family back
to the early part of the eighteenth
At noon the picnic dinner,
whieh had been brought by the
different members of the family,
was spread beneath the shade of
the trees and all enjoyed to the
utmost, the splendid feast that
had been prepared for them by
I lie ladies, ami it is needless to
-ay that ample justice was done
to the repa-t.
The annual election of officers
for the coininir years resulted in
the selection of the following:
President Thomas Wiles of
Vice President Mr. Hubbard
of Men wood.
Secretary W. T. Adams of
Treasurer J. E. Wiles of
The reunion will be held in this
county next year, the date and
place to be fixed by the oflicers of
the association. There are few
families that can boast of the
record of the Wiley family and
they have a just pride in their
family tree.
Jackson Barker, one of the pio
neers of Nebraska, and for more
than thirty years a resident of
Louisville, died at the home of his
daughter, Drs. Win. Wade, at
Two Harbors, Minn., on Tuesday
evening1. August 25 at 5 o'clock
of acute indigestion. The re
mains will arrive in Louisville
this (Friday) evening- on the
Burlington train, but the time of
the funeral could not be ascer
tained at time of going- to press,
A more complete account will
be published in next week's
Courier. Louisville Courier.
Sees the Panama Canal Opened.
The Evening- Journal has just
received a copy of the Panama
Morning- Journal, published at
Panama, in the Canal Zone, that
gives a very interesting- account
of the opening- of that great en
gineering- feat to the commerce of
the world. The paper was sen by
Mrs. E. L. Spier, daughter of Mr
and Mrs. J. C. Peterson of this
city, who was with her husband
in the Canal Zone, where he is
employed by the government
Mrs. Spies was present when the
first boat, the Panama liner At
con. started on the trip, and while
not a passenger was enabled to
see the vessel as it swept out into
the pacific ocean.
From Saturday's Dally.
Last evening Mrs. Fred Guen
ther, who resides on West Locust
street, met with a very painful ac
cident that will confine her to her
home for some time. She had
started out to visit at the home of
a neighbor, and while crossing a
bridge over the creek on Thir
teenth street caught tier foot on
a nail that was protruding- from
tlie floor of the bridge, and was
thrown down with great force,
that fractured her left forearm in
quite a painful manner. As soon
as the accident occurred Mrs.
Guenther was assisted back to her
home and medical assistance
summoned and the injured mem
ber set and the victim made as
comfortable as possible. The in
jury coming to one of the age of
t lie unfortunate lady, is naturally
a great, deal more severe than it
would otherwise be and the shock
of the accident greatly unnerved
From Friday's Dally.
't he Journal is in receipt of a
copy of the Fort Dodge (Iowa)
Messenger of August 22 contain
ing: an account of the appearance
there at the chautauqua of the
Hussars, a singing- band of nine
young- men, of which organization
Ralph Marshall, a son of Dr. and
Mi. C. A. Marshall of this city is
a member. The band made a big
hit in the Iowa city and proved
the most popular number on the
program. As the Plattsmouth
people well know, Ralph is a very
accomplished musician, being; an
excellent trombone soloist, as
well as a vocalist of the finest
class, and his friends here will be
pleased to learn that he is making
such a success in his work on the
road and trust that he will con
tinue to mount higher on the lad
der of success in his chosen call
ing. Certainly Some Ball Game.
From Friday's Dally.
The visitors at the Fraternal
picnic at Weeping Water yester
day were given the privilege of
witnessing one of the fastest ball
games that has been pulled off in
the county for some time, when
the Manley and Avoca teams
tangled on the Weeping Water
grounds. For eight innings there
was no scoring on either side, and
the pitchers of both teams were
working good, but in the eighth
Avoca landed a bunch of hits that
gave them four scores and won
the game for them by a score of
4 to 1. Manley scored their lone
ly tally in the ninth innjng.,-
815.00 per week straight salary
and expenses, for man or woman
to introduce the BESTEVER POL
ISH MOP. Year's contract, week
ly pay. Experience unnecessary.
References required. BESTEVER
MFG. CO., Dept. G73, East St.
Louis, III. 8-3i-3td
Occurred Friday Afternoon From
the Home of Dave Wallengren
Interment in Oak Hill.
The funeral of the late August
Johnson, who passed away at
Royal, Nebraska. Tuesday night,
was held yesterday afternoon at
the home of Dave Wallengren.
The body arrived on No. 11
Thursday evening and was taken
to the Wallengren home, where it
lay in state until the funeral.
There were a Jarge number of the
old friends of the family present
to pay their last tributes to the
departed friend and neighbor.
whose death had caused such sin
cere sorrow here where Mr. John
son had been a resident for so
many years. Following the fun
eral services the body was taken
to Oak Hill cemetery for final in
terment. August Johnson was born Jan
uary 30, 1858. in Sweden, where
he resided until 18S2, when he
came to America to make his
home, settling first at Moline. Il
linois, and in 1884 came to
Plattsmouth to make his home,
and was employed here by the
Burlington in the shops for al
most twenty years. He was mar
ried to Miss Charlotte Larson on
September 17, 1887, to which
union there was born one sou.
Elof. In the spring of 190(3 the
family removed to Royal, Neb.,
where they have been living on a
farm since that time. After a
long illness he died on August 25,
1914, at the age of 58 years, 0
months and 25 days. He leaves
besides the wife and son, a father,
Frank Johnson, of Esmond, S. D.:
a sister, Mrs. Clara Nordin, of
Saronville, Neb., and two brothers
residing in Sweden, to mourn his
Card of Thanks.
We desire to return our heart
felt thanks to the many kind
friends for their sympathy and
the beautiful floral tributes at the
death and funeral of our beloved
husband, father and brother.
Mrs. August Johnson.
Elof Johnson.
Frank Johnson.
Mrs. Clara Norlin.
"Whitey" Miller Here on Visit.
From Friday's Dailv.
Charles A. Miller of near
Brunswick, Neb., is in the city
visiting with relatives and friends
for a week or ten days, bavins ar
rived here Wednesday evening-.
Whitey" had an experience
about two months ago of being
kicked in a very severe manner
by a horse that he was driving,
and for weeks was laid up with
the injuries received in the ac
cident. He is feeling fine now
and his many old friends here
were delighted to learn that he
had recovered from the accident
without any permanent injury, as
from the reports from Brunswick
it was thought that he would lose
the sight of his eyes, but these
reports fortunately were not true.
Case is Continued.
From Saturday's Dally.
The case of the State of Nebras
ka vs. Frank Springle and Henry
Lake which was to have been call
ed yesterday was continued for
thirty days and by agreement with
the authorities the men were re
leased on their recognizance for
appearance for trial on the day
set. The men were charged with
robbery at Louisville, near where
they reside.
William Rakes and C. F. Stott-
ler, from near Union, were look
ing after some business matters
in Plattsmouth today, and while
here were pleasant callers at the
Journal office.
To Hold Another Meeting.
The promoters of the base ball
tournament who hae been dis
cussing the matter for some time
were not in evidence last night at
the city hall at the time called for
holding the meeting, and it was
decided to try and hold one there
on Monday evening a 7:30, in or
der to see if there is enough en
thusiasm to warrant the starting
of the tournament. Any one who
feels interested in the tournament
should be on hand as it will be the
last effort that will be made to try
and organize a tournament.
Our neighboring city of Pa
cific Junction is to stage a big
fraternal picnic and hoiue-coin-ing
celebration next week, when
thev will start the ball to rolling
on September 3, 4 and 5 with
three big- days of pleasure to all
who attend. Everything that can
tend to make the event a pleasant
one has been arranged by t lie
commitee in charge of the cele
bration. The first day, Septem
ber 3, will be given over to the
fraternal insurance orders, in
cluding the A. O. U. . W. ). W.,
M. W. A. and ail the ladies' auxili
aries. A cordial imitation is ex
tended Jo all drill teams to par
ticipate in the concerts and gie
exhibitions at the celebration.
(In the second day Hie benevo
lent and social orders will be
given the center of the stage and
all Masons, Odd Fellows. K. of
P.'s and Elks are invited to be
present and assist lii making the
eenl a big success.
The last day will be a home
coming day for the former resi
dents of Pacific Junction and
Mills county.
SEPT. 8, 9 AND 10
The Burlington route has made
arrangements for the running of
a special train from Plattsmouth
to Lincoln on Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday, September 8, 9
and 10, in order to allow everyone
who desires to attend the Ne
braska state fair, which will be
held in the slate capital on those
dates. The train will leave
Plattsmouth at 7 a. in. on each
day. ami the running schedule
will be as follows: Oreapolis 7:10
a. in.; Cullom. 7:21; Cedar Creek,
7:30; Louisville, 7:18; South
Bend, 8:00; Ashland. 8:20;
Greenwood, 8:30; Waverly, 8:12;
Havelock. 8:55; Lincoln, 9:10.
The special train will stop at the
fair grounds on the way to Lin
coln, but on the return trip it will
be necessary to board the train
at the Lincoln depot. Train
leaves Lincoln at 10:lu on the re
turn trip. This special will give
a fine opportunity to attend the
fair and return home the same
day without causing any incon
venience and will probably be
loaded, as during the last few
years has been the case. Last
year the attendance from this
county was quite large and the
Burlington specials were crowded
almost every day.
Returns From the East.
From Saturdays Dally.
This morning Adam Kaffen
berger returned home from the
east, where he had been making a
phort visit at the home of his un
cle in Albany, who is some 87
years of age, and greatly enjoyed
the visit of his nephew. He has
not visited in the east for some
time and the trip was found very
beneficial to him.
Louis Janda and family of
Havelock were in the city yester
day making a short visit here
with relatives and many old
friends in this city and vicinity.
Plattsmouth Players Showed Up in
Great Shape and Captured
All the Prizes.
The fourth annual inter-county
tennis tournament, which has
been occupying the minds of the
tennis sharks of this part of Ne
braska for the last week, was
wound up yesterday afternoon in
the defeat of E. N. Christianson of
Springfield, Neb., by Ray Larson
of this city, in straight sets, 0-1,
0-1, 0-2. Larson was slightly
handicapped on Thursday by having-
to play three hard-fought
matches, but by perseverance and
good endurance managed to put
away his three opponents in good
shape. However, the challenge
round was unable to be played on
that day, as rain set in immediate
ly after the finals in the tourna
ment. The important matches of the
tournament as follows: Rev. H.
(I. McCluskv defeated Rev. F. M.
Druliner, 4-0, 9-7, 0-3, 4-0, 0-4;
Roy Larson defeated George Fal
ter, 0-0, f,l, 0-2; Ray Larson de
feated E. 11. Christaiuson, 0-1,
0-1, (-2.
As all of the remaining teams
in the doubles were from this city
it was decided to postpone the
double Matches until Monday and
l uesday. On these days Larson
and MeClusky, Druliner and Pat
terson and Falter and Falter will
play for the inter-county doubles
champb nship.
In the consolation singles Jack
Patterson of Union came out on
top after defeating' Harris Cook of
Plattsmouth in three hard-fought
sets. Christianson and Kieck of
Springfield easily won the con
solat ion doubles.
On Wednesday afternoon the
spectators were greeted by some
of the best, tennis in the state.
Russell iiion. runner-up in the
state tournament in 191.3; John
Madden. finalist, and Ralph
Powell, semi-finalist in this year's
state tournament, and "Spike"
Kennedy, another of Omaha's
sharks, pulled off some very in
teresting practice and exhibition
matches. Everyone seemed well
pleased with the outcome and the
good sport.
From Friday's Daily.
Ouite an improvement is being
made on the west side of the
Henry Boeck building on Sixth
street, in the construction of a
porch running the entire length
of the building. This will prove
a most pleasing -feature to the
parlies who reside on the second
floor of the building, as it will
give them a line place to sit in
the evenings. Over the entrance
to the E. A. Wurl store the porch
will extend clear out to the curb,
and in addition to being a con
venience to the store, will be one
of the greatest enjoyments to the
residents on the second floor of
the building. The porch will be
considerably narrower along the
remainder of the building, but
will be ample to allow the parties
residing there to use it as a rest
ing place. Mr. Boeck is always on
the outlook for anything that will
add to the comfort of his tenants
and never lets an opportunity slip
to do what he can for them.
Henry R. Gering of Omaha was
in the city yesterday for a short
visit at the home of his mother,
Mrs. Paul Gering and family, re
turning on the afternoon train to
the metropolis.
Returns From Colorado Trip.
Jesse Perry returned home Sat
urday from an automobile trip to
Denver and other points in east
ern Colorado, and he feels that he
will now be able to take on Barney
Oldfield or any other auto driver
in a race, having made excellent
time on the going and coming. On
the return there was much mud
encountered, but the trip through
out was one thoroughly enjoyed
by Mr. Perry and his companion,
Frank Ohm, who served as the
guide for the trip.
On Saturday afternoon Mrs. E
II. Wescott and Mrs. Mae Morgan
entertained most charmingly at a
musical at "Sunnyside," the Wes
cott home, for a number of their
friends, and the event was one
thoroughly enjoyed by the ladies.
Two very delightful readings were
given by Mrs. William Baird and
Miss Vesta Douglass, two of the
city's most talented elocution
ists, and the numbers offered by
them for the program were great
ly enjoyed. Miss Catherine Dovey
gave a, most charming vocal num
ber and I he sweet and clear voice
of the singer won the hearts of
the company present. One of the
most pleasing and interesting
numbers on the excellent program
was the series of solo dances
ghen by Miss Ruth Davis of
Lincoln, a former Plattsmonth
young lady who has just gradu
ated from the department of
physical training of the Univer-
ity of Nebraska. Miss Davis
gave the "Moon Waltz," "Com
ing Through the Rye," "Russian
Minuet" and "Girl Playing- With
a Ball," all of which were a de
light and revelation in the art of
dancing to the audience and the
splendid work of the artist was
heartily enjoyed. Miss Davis is
the daughter of Mrs. S. A. Davis,
formerly of this city, and will
have charge of the physical train
ing department, of the Beatrice
High school the coming season.
A very pleasant gathering oc
curred at the home of Julius
Engelkemeier on Saturday even
ing, when a large crowd of young
people gathered to help celebrate
the twenty-fourth anniversary of
Miss Rose Engelkemeier. After
spending some time in games and
social conversation the guests
were treated to a most delicious
luncheon, served hy Misses Lena
and Emma Engelkemeier. At a
late hour all departed homeward,
wishing their friend many happy
returns of the day. Those pres
ent were: Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Engelkemier, Mr. and Mrs. George
A. Engelkemeier, Mr. and Mrs.
Jake Kraeger, Mr. and Mrs. Otto
Puis, Misses Dollie and Fay
Gregory, Clara and Meta Engel
kemier, Lena Meisinger, Eleanor
Heil, Lizzie Kastle, Meta Terry
berry, Sophia Kraeger, Emma
Beuchler, Lucy Urish, Freda
Wohlfarth, Laura, Lena, Alven
and Emma Engelkemier, Messrs.
Jesse, Earl and Dave Terryberry,
Fred and John Buechler, Paul and
Rudolph Heil, Adam Heil, Herman
and Otto Wohlfarth, Walter and
Carl Meisinger, Guy McGill, John,
Herman and Ernest Engelkemier,
Virgil Urish, Otto Schafer, Jack
West, Frank Herring, William
Kraeger, Julius Engelkemier,
Walter Engelkemier, Ernest
Kahler and Glenn Kraeger.
Henry Boeck, wife and grand
daughter, Miss Madeline Green,
were passengers to the north yes
terday morning on the early Bur
lington train, where they visted
for th day at Council Bluffs at
the home of some friends.
Many Go From Here to Manley to
See Our Team Defeated by
Outside Players.
There was a large number of
Ihe lovers of the great national
game in attendance at the contest
yesterday afternoon at Manley be
tween the team representing that
place and the Red Sox of this city.
and they returned home late in the
afternoon with the sorrowful tid
ings that the allies had over
whelmed the local team by a score
of 4 to 0. Miller, who appeared
on the mound for the Manleyites.
was in good form and whiffed
eight of the Sox, while Vernon,
who was on the job for the Platts
mouth team put six strikeouts
over on his opponents.
The game was a good one
throughout, both teams being in
good form, and the Manley team
had their weak spots filled in by
players from other cities that ma
terially strengthened them, both
in the fielding and batting line.
The attendance from this city was
quite large, there being load after
load of fans taken there by auto
mobiles, and if it had been pos
sible to have secured more cars
the attendance would hae been
even larger.
The Plattsmouth team was well
treated by the Manley boys and
there was no sign of the disorder
that has been claimed is created
there, and on a whole (lie earn is
as gentlemanly a bunch as has
crossed bats with the Sox this sea
son. Misjudgment several times
allowed the Manley boys to secure
their runs, while at critical times
the Sox were unable to get as far
as the home plate. The umpiring
of McAndrews of Omaha was very
satisfactory to both sides, as was
the case when he appeared in this
city to arbitrate the Manley-
Plattsmouth game some two
weeks ago. The line-up of the
teams was as follows:
AB. H. 0. A. E
Williams, ss 4 1 o 0 0
Rockwell, 3d 4 1 1 1 O
Dallas, cf 4 1 1 0 o
Krump, 2d 4 1 2 2 0
Miller, p 2 1 1 4 1
Prefka, c 2 1 9 2
Maxwell, if 4 0 1 0 it
Murphy, If 3 0 2 0
Connor, 1st 3 0 10 O 0
30 C 27 12 1
AB. H. O. A. E
C. Smith, 2d 3 0 0 1 0
Parriott, ss 3 o 1 2 0
Herold, c 3 0 8 1 0
Craig, 1st 3 1 13 0 0
Finder, cf 3 1 0 0 o
Mason, If 3 1 1 0 o
L. Smith, rf 3 1 1 0
Arries, 3d. ....... 3 0 0 2 1
Vernon, p 3 0 0 i o
Total 27 4 2 4 9 1
Departs on Eastern Trip.
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening George P. Horn,
accompanied by his granddaugh
ter, Miss Helen Horn, departed on
No. 2 for the east, where they are
going to spend a short time visit
ing at the home of a sister of Mr.
Iorn's, Mrs. Jacob Urish, who is
quite well advanced in years, be
ing some 80 years old, and the
visit between the brother and sis
ter will be one filled with the
greatest of happiness, as they
gather together in the autumn of
their lives to once again renew
the ties of childhood days.
Walter Mutz and family of
Marysville, Missouri, who were
here attending the reunion of that
family near-Murray, departed Sat
urday afternoon for their home,
after a short visit here at the
home of Major A. Hall and family.