The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, October 12, 1914, Image 1

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NO. 82.
Henry Born Misses Fifty Head of
Cattle From Pasture Along Platte
River, Supposed to be Stolen.
For the first time in many years
there has Leen reported to the
authorities what seemed to be whole
sale ease of cattle rustling and in this
case He.nry Born, one of the leading
farmers west of this city is the suf
ferer to the extent of fifty head. The
cattle were noticed for the last time
Wednesday morning in the pasture of
Mr. Born along the IMatte river near
Oreapolis where they are being
cared for and from here they had
completely disappeared from all
sight and there is not a sign as to
where or how they were gotten away
with. The loss of the cattle was not
made until last night when Mr. Born
decided to round them up and found
that they were missing. The sheriff
was at once notified of the loss and
this morning made a trip out to the
farm to look over the situation and
endeavor if possible to try and get a
lire on the parties who have com
mitted the outrage. It is supposed
that the cattle were driven away
across the river to Sarpy county from
where they were taken to South Om
aha to be' disposed of on the stock
market there. This is one of the big
gest hauls of this kind made here in
years and the parties carrying it out
were certainly possessed of consider
able nerve in driving away such a
large number of cattle which might
easily be traced. The outcome of the
affair will be awaited with interest as
there has not been anything of this
kind pulled off here in years, and the
authorities will make eery possible
effort to get to the bottom of the af
fair. Sheriff Quinton returned to Platts
mouth about noon from visiting the
scene of what was supposed to have
been the spot visited by cattle rust
lers and reports that the cattle were
discovered on an island in the Platte
river, but they were driven there or
swam over to the island of their own
acord is not known. The sheriff drove
to LaPlatte, and there he followed
along the north bank of the river
looking for any signs of the missing
cattle, and from here discovered them
on the island. It is needless to say
that the owner is greatly pleased to
recover them as they were worth a
considerable sum of money to him.
Some of the leading followers of
the basket ball game and players
throughout the state have for some
time past been agitating the ques
tion of the formation of a state
basket ball league that would em
brace the leading towns of the state
including Omaha, Lincoln, Beatrice,
Fremont, Grand Island and Platts
mouth. The matter of this city enter
ing the league will depend greatly on
the outlook for the support of the
game from the citizens here as the
team here will not have the advant
age of the other cities in the support
and co-operation of the Y. M. C. A.
association which will greatly aid the
other towns in the projected league.
There is plenty of material here
for a good fast team, if it is de
veloped properly and the boys would
be able to give a good account of
themselves in the general results. It
will be some time yet before v the
organization of the league is made
and those who are desirous of seeing
Plattsmouth get into the game
should do their utmost to boost the
proposition. It is certainly a good op
portunity to boost a good clean sport
and by all means should be taken ad
vantage of.
The Journal advertisers are do
ing the business.
A Delightful Meeting.
The Ladies Aid society of the M
E. church held their regular meeting
yesterday afternoon at the church
parlors and the ladies and their
friends were delightfully entertained
by Mesdames T. W. Glenn, R. Peter
son and Miss Hermia Windham, who
were the hostesses on this occassion
The ladies held their regular business
session at the usual hour, after
which the ladies devoted the few re
maining hours in a most enjoyable
social time and stitching on their
fancy work. At the proper time the
hostesses served a most delicious
luncheon which was likewise most
thoroughly enjoyed by the large num
ber in attendance.
The death of a former resident of
Plattsmouth is recorded in the pass
ing of Mrs. Anna J. Messeler McLain
Ramge, at her home in Omaha on
Friday, October 2, 191 1, at the age of
55 years. Mrs. Ramge was for a long
period of years a resident here in
this city where she was quite well
konwn to a large circle of friends
whose regret at her death will be pro
found. Mrs. Ramge was born Febru
ary 17, 1859, at Knoxville, Illinois,
where she resided for a number of
years and was married to William
McLain in Dow City, Iowa, October
27th, 1879. To this union there was
born seven children, C. E. McLain, E.
B. McLain, Mrs. J. M. Vance, Mrs. L.
M. Kuhney, Mrs. J. II. Matson, Mrs.
J. E. Rose, Mrs. E. A. Allman. On
February 10, 1908, Mrs. McLain was
married to Julius C. Ramge at Platts
mouth, where they resided up until the
family removed to Omaha to make
their home. The funera? services were
held Sunday in Omaha and the inter
ment made in Forest Lawn cemetery.
From Friday's Dally.
This morning Jack Pcarce, a former
resident of Plattsmouth for many
years accompanied by his son Doug
lass Pearce, came down from Lincoln
to visit here with their old friends for
a few hours in this city. Mr. Pearce
is at the head of the purchasing de
partment of the firm cf Rudge &
Gunzel, one of the leading business
houses of Lincoln and looks after
the buying for the firfim in Europe,
but this year was unable to visit the
markets of the old world owing to
the war paralyzing the business in
terests there and putting the man
ufacturers out of business. Douglass
is engaged in traveling for a large
manufacturing concern of New York
and has territory that demands his
attention for seven months of the
year in continuous traveling as he
goes from New York to San Francisco
on his trips in visiting the whole
salers. While here both the Messers
Pearce were callers at the Journal of
fice and their visit was most heartly
enjoyed in renewing old times when
the Pearce family were residents of
this city before their removal to Lin
coln. M. G. Kime in City Today.
This morning M. G. Kime came up
from his home near Nehawka to visit
here for the day interviewing the
voters regarding his candidacy for
the office of representative from this
county on the democratic ticket. Mr.
Kime has covered the county during
his canvass and everywhere has met
with the greatest encouragement in
his candidacy. Mr. Kime is one of
the best fellows in the world and a
man who is esteemed very highly in
the community where he has made
his home for years, ar.d is one of the
most progressive citizens in the
southern part of the county. If the
voters select Mr. Kime as their rep
resentative in the legislature they can
rest assurred that thei interests will
be well looked after by this splendid
New Rresidenres Under Contract,
Others Being Completed and
Additions Built to Others.
A number of additions to the im
provement program in the residence
property of the city is now in active
operation as well as contemplation by
the property owners of the city.
County Assessor W. R. Bryan is mak
ing some changes in his residence
property on High school hill that will
add greatly to the appearance of the
house as well as the comfort of the
Bryan family. An additional half
story will be placed o"er a portion of
the house which will give several
additional rooms as well as having a
fine new porch placed around the
building and a bay window placed on
the lower floor that will furnish
much additional light to the residence
and be a pleasing feature to the
general appearance of the building.
August Cloidt who has in the past
two years added greatly to the ad
vantages of the city by building a
number of modern cottages will again
assist in the movement for additional
homes by erecting a net cottage on
the lots on west Main street between
Tenth and Eleventh streets where
the T. H. Pollock residence formerly
stood. The work on this residence will
be commenced as soon as possible to
provide more room for the families
moving into the city or the young
people embarking on their matri
monial career.
WTilliam Barclay is another of the
progressive citizens who are taking
an interest in improving the city as
he is just finishing up the work on a
neat modern home on Pearl street and
will commence Monday on putting up
a second cottage on bis property of
South Fifth street which will be
modern in every respect.
Taking these improvements as a
sign of the times it can easily be seen
that there is certainly a spirit of en
terprise at work among our citizens
to boost the town and add materially
to its progress in the way of putting
up new homes.
At the present time the conditions
of the Cass county schools were never
better and throughout the county the
patrons of the schools are well
pleased with the splendid manner in
which the interests of the pupils are
being looked after by the efficient
corps of teachers which has been sup
plied through the aid of County
Superintendent Miss Mary E. Foster.
he latest and most improved
methods of education &re used in the
schools of this county that can be
found in any county in the
state, and the result is shown
in the improvement cf the schools
and the advancement of the pupils
in all lines. Miss Moster has
devoted her entire time to study
ing the methods of education through
out the different sections of the
county and applying the best of these
to the conduct of the Cass county
schools. Such deep interest in the
schools alone has been responsible to
a great extent in the upbuilding of
the educational institutions of the
county and the level headed patrons
of the school can take the greatest of
pleasure in their splendid school
system under the leadership of the
efficient county superintendent.
Miss Mary McHugh of Falls
CitjT is here making a short visit
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Walling and family.
J. H. Donnelly departed yester
day afternoon for Lincoln to resume
his duties on the road, after an
over Sunday visit here with his
Returns Home With Wife.
From Friday's Dai!y.
Last evening James ITigley return
ed home from Stella, Neb., bring
ing his wife back home from that
place where she was taken very
dangerously sick on Sunday with an
attack of gall stones. a-.d Mr. Higley
was summoned to her bedside Tues
day to assist in caring for her. Mrs
Higley left for Stella last week to
care for her daughter, Mrs. Rhoda
Cotner, who was very s ick there and
while at her daughter's side was
stricken down with r'ness and forcd
to be brought home. Mrs. Cotner is
showing some improvement and is
feeling a little better but still very
The members of the Elks lodge of
this city formed among themselves
a new dancing club that will in the
future give twice a month dances at
the handsomely appointed dance hall
in the Elk's club building. The dances
will be for the benefit of the members
of the lodge and their lady friends
and the members of the order here
who are lovers of the new dances are
ooking forward with the greatest of
pleasure to the first of these social
events that will be given on Thursday
evening, October 22nd.
The Elks have a most beautiful hall
in which to hold the dances and their
new building with its splendid ar
rangements will make the dances a
source of the greatest of pleasure to
every member of the order. The
dances will be given on Thursday
evenings throughout the winter ac
cording to present arrangements and
should be the sourca-of much pleasure
during the winter evenings.
The rainy weather of the past fewr
days has clearly demonstrated the
need of better accomodations at the
Missouri Pacific and Burlington pas
senger stations for persons getting
off and on train and chief among
these is that of a covered platform
that will save the women and children
not to mention the men from getting
wet when descending or getting on
trains at these stations. The Bur
lington has fitted up their depot
here in fine shape for the comfort of
the traveling public with the excep
tion of this one thing, p.nd could they
be induced to look favorably upon the
proposition to cover at least a part of
the platform it would prove a most
acceptable move to the traveling
public. Last Wednesday evening when
the large crowd returning from Om
aha arrived here it was raining and
the ladies and children were compel
led to get soaked in getting from the
train to the depot. This is particul
arly true at the Missouri Pacifific de
pot where a large number of the
residents here alighted to find it
pouring down rain and a long march
through the rain to 1heir homes or
stand waiting for cabs for a con
siderable length of time. Of course
the railroad cannot provide vehicles
enough to haul pas;cngers to their
homes, but if a covered platform was
placed there it would tend to make
waiting an easier matter as a
ordinary crowd soon fills the Missouri
Pacific depot to its utmost .capacity.
Here From Dakota on Visit.
From Friday's Daily.
John Hadraba came in this morn
ing from Mandan, N. D., where he
has been making his home for the
past two years and will visit here
with his mother, and brother, Joseph
F. Hadraba, for a short time. John
is looking as brown as a berry and
the climate of Dakota seems to have
agreed well with him as he is fat
and sassy as ever. His friends here
were very much pleased to see him
looping so fine.
Seats selling now at Weyrich &
Hadraba's for The Famous Hawaiian
Singers and Players.
Who Passed Away at His Home
Near Boehrs, S. I)., on Sunday,
September 27, 1914.
The Journal has just received a
copy of the Chance (S. D.) Record,
that gives a more complete account
of the sickness and death of Charles
II. Wilken, whose passing away was
noted in Thursday evening's edition
of the Journal. The article from the
Record is as follows:
"Charles Henry Wilken died at his
home near Boehrs, ?unday, Septem
ber 27, 1914, at 2 o'clock a. m., of
tuberculosis. Charley was a model
young man, and his friends were
numbered by his acquaintances, all of
whom deeply regret his being taken
away, but inasmuch as 'lie who doeth
all things well,' has chosen fit to take
lim from our midst, we can but say,
'Thy will, not ours, be done.' The
funeral services were held in Chance
on Tuesday, September 29, being con
ducted by D. R. Perkins, after which
interment was made in the Chance
cemetery. The Record joins with the
ir.anv friends in extending sincere
sympathy to the bereaved family."
Charles Henry Wilken, oldest son
of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Wilken, was
orn in Dennison, Iowa, November
2C, 1S94; passed away at his home
near Boehrs, S. D., September 27,
1914. At an early age he moved
with his parents to Plattsmouth, Ne-
raska, where he grew to manhood.
Ie was confirmed in the German
Luthern church at the age of 12
years. For a number of years he
was engaged in the manufacture of
cigars in Plattsmouth in partner
ship with B. G. Wurl, and after dis
posing of his interest in the cigar
making business he joined his father
and brothers at Creighton, Ne
braska, and engaged in farming
there for a short time. At the end of
the year 1909, Mr. Wilken, with his
father and brothers, located at
oehrs, taking up claims there,
where they have since resided. He
was married October 5, 1909, to Miss
Mable Burch of Hopkins, Missouri.
Ie contracted a cold in November of
the same year, from wh'-jii developed
tuberculosis. The day he passed
way he seemed in his usual health,
having been up ar.d aiound the
house and took his meals as usual.
He leaves to mourn his loss a wife,
father, mother, two brothers, John
G. and Henry, and one sister, Clara.
One brother and sister preceded him
to the better world.
Didn't See Street Car.
George Ott, a farmer living at Mur-
dock, Neb., narrowly escaped serious
njury Thursday evening when he
was strucK rjy nn eastDouna
car passing the corner of Twentieth
and O streets. Ott came out of a
store and headed north toward the
!iock Island depot. He was apparently
unaware of the street car and, ac
cording to bystanders, he walked
directly into the moving car. He was
knocked to the brick pavement with
considerable force. A long gash was
cut in his forehead that, while painful
was not thought to be serious. The
njured man was taken to St.
Elizabeth's hospital, where he was
treated by City Physician Buchanan.
The physician said he had to take a
number of stitches to close the wound.
Ie was surprised that the man's skull
had not been fractured by the blow.
The motorman on the car declared
that he saw the man approaching and
believed that he was going to get on
the rear end. Instead, the man walk
ed into the car. State Journal.
Fred Nutzman in Town Today.
Fred L. Nutzman, republican can
didate for representative from Cass
and Otoe counties, vv-as in the city
today interviewing the voters in re
gard to his candidacy. In 1910 Mr.
Nutzman was elected to the legis
lature and served one term, and his
friends were very solicitious in bring
ing him out agin this year.
Files Petition for Probate.
A petition asking for the probate
of the last will and testament of Mrs
Hannah Sechrist was filled this
morning in county court. Mrs. Sech
rist was possessed of some property
in Colorado as well ar in this county
and leaves no children to inherit the
state. Under the will W. E. Rosen
crans, a nephew of Mrs. Sechrist is
nominated as the executor of the
At the session of the district
court yesterday Judge Begiey took up
a number of motions and other
minor matters to be brought to the
attention of the court. In the case
of Philip Stoehr vs. Lucy Boggs, et.
al., the defendant was given leave to
amend the answer in the case. This
involves the settlement of an estate
in which all the parties are interest
The case of the County of Cass vs.
C. Lawrence Stull was dismissed on
motion of the plaintiff. This is a
case involving the construction of a
bridge on the road near the propeity
of the defendant, north of the city,
which the defendant sought to stop
construction on, but which has since
been put in.
In the case of Solomon C. Keckler
vs. the Phoenix Fire Insaiance com
pany, the motion of the defendant to
rt;i.ire plaintiff to make election as
1 j cause for trial, rjsc.iined. Plain
tiff expects and ele-J.s to take second
count of petition for trial. Defend
ant given ten days to file answer.
In the matter cf Nathan P.
Schulze vs. William Street, et al., a
suit to quiet title, the default of all
defendants was entered and the plain
tiff granted decree quieting title to
The funeral of Mrs. James Novak,
who died at her home in Havelock on
Thursday evening, was held this
morning at 10 o'clock lrom the Holy
Rosary Catholic church in the west
part of the city and interment made
in the Catholic cemetery west of the
city. The body arrived last evening
from Havelock and wis taken to the
home of Mrs. Novak's daughter, Mrs.
John Rotter, where it lay in state un
til the hour for the funeral. The
services at the church were conduct
ed by Rev. Father Vlcek, rector of the
church, with the celebration of the
requiem mass for the dead. Mrs.
Novak had been in very poor health
for some time and at her advanced
age of 81 years it was almost impos
sible for her to rally and for some
time her family has known that the
days of the beloved mother were
numbered in the land of the living.
The funeral service was quite largely
attended by many old friends of the
family, who gathered to pay their
last tribute of respect to this grand
good lady called from their midst af
ter a long and useful life.
Rainfall Is Quite Heavy.
The downpour of lain here last
evening between 5 and 6 o'clock was
about as lively as has been seen for
some time and it required only a few
minutes of the downfall to almost
fifill the street with the surface water
being carried to the river bottoms.
The dowpour reached almost an
inch and a half and was continuous
without a letup until nearly 6 o'clock.
A great deal of lightning and
thunder accompanied the rain and
made the more timid hunt shelter.
The storm had a very decided effect
on the atmosphere r.nd resulted in
cooling it off a great deal. The old
wiseacres on the weather proposition
have it figured out that this will
probably be about the last of the
rains of any consequence during the
fall season.
Wedding stationery at the
He Was Making Pretty Fair Head
way When Discovered by Other
Prisoners in Adjoining Cells.
This morning the county board of
insanity had before them Ed Wilson,
from the vicinity of Weeping Water,
against whom a complaint had been
filed several days ago on the charge
that he was mentallv unfit to be at
large. The case developed from ex
cessive use of alcohol, and the man
when broutrht before the board this
morning displayed sirrn? of the most
pronounced form of insanity.
Wilson was brought in yesterday.
but the board was unable to take up
his case and he was placed in jail
over night to await tne action of the
board, and there occasioned a great
deal of excitement by a daring at
tempt to escape from the building by
digging out through the walls. He
tried to dig out the cement around
the ventilator in th cell room in
which he was confined. He was get
ting along in great shape with the
work of digging out when his actions
were noticed by John Miller and
Tony Hutchison, two men confined in
the cells, and they at ence gave the
alarm by calling for the sheriff. Mrs.
Quinton heard their cries and dis
covering the man at his work tele-
phoned down for the police, as
Sheriff Quinton was absent from the
jail at the time, and Officer Fitzger
ald responded and arrived at the
same time as the sheriff, who had
also been notified of the man's ef
forts to escape, and he was confined
in the steel cell, which was jerfectly
safe from any attacks or attempts
of the man to escape. The daring
attempt was discovered about 9
o'clock in the evening, and had Wil
son been allowed to go there is no
telling what damage he might have
done in his mad effort to get out of
the confines of the prison.
The insanity board, after hearing
the evidence in the matter and the
statement of the prisoner, decided
that he was certainly a fit subject
to be sent to the Lincoln hospital for
treatment, and accord-ngly he was
ordered sent to that institution to be
cared for.
Yesterda'y afternoon a very charm
ing shower was given at the home of
Mrs. William McCauley, by Misses
Katheryn Windham and Doris Pat
terson in honor of Miss E11mi Pollock
one of the forthcoming October
brides. It was in the nature of a
miscellaneous shower given to ti e O.
A. G. Club for Miss Pollock, and was
a most delightful event in every way,
and the ladies taking part shower' !
the bride-to-be with numerous hand
some and appropriate gifts that will
be cherished in her life as remem
brances of her friends. Those who
were present were Misses Helen Pol
lock, Lucille Gass, Caherine Dovey,
Katheryn Windham, Doris Patterson,
and Mesdames George O. Dovey and
Mrs. Jack Patterson.
Called by Daughter's Illness.
John McNurlin departed this
morning for Omaha, where he was
called by the illness of his daughter,
Mrs. Ed Spreick, of Stanton, Neb.,
who has been brought to Omaha for
treatment in the general hospital
Mr. McNurlin was not aware of the
exact nature of the illness of Mrs.
Spreick, but thinks it is caused from
the effects of an opeiation which she
underwent several months ago in
Omaha for appendicitis, and which
was not wholly successful, owing to
her leaving the hospital before the
proper time.
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