The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, October 15, 1914, Image 1

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Miss Anna Eikenbary, Daughter of
the Late Crof. Eikenbary, United
in .Marriage to J. N. Phillips.
From Tuesday's Dailv.
The following from the society de
partment of the Sunday Lincoln Star
gives the account of the wedding of
Miss Anna Eikenbary, who for sev
eral years was a resident of Platts
mouth. She is the youngest daugh
ter of Mrs. Dora Eikenbary ami pos
sesses a large number of friends here
in the old home who will learn of her
new happiness with the greatest of
The marriage of M:.;s Anna Eiken
bary. daughter of Mrs. Dora Eiken
bary, of this city, and Mr. J. N.
Phillips of Billings, Mont., was cele
brated Wednesday, October 7, at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Polk, 528
South Twenty-seventh street. Mrs.
Polk is sister of the biide.
Rev. Stein read the marriage cere
mony in the presence of seventy
Previous to the eeremany Mrs.
Charley Shreck of York, Neb., sang
"At the Dawning," and was accom
panied by Miss Marjorie Shanafelt
on the harp. The Lohengrin music
was played as the couple entered the
room, and "The Rosary" and other
harp selections were roftly continued
during the ceremony and period of
Miss Pearl Eikenbaiy of Memphis,
Neb., niece of the bi ide, held the
bridal bouquet during the ring serv
ice. Hie bride's pown was white shadow
lace over net and was trimmed in
The corner in which the couple
stood was banked in palms. The re
ception hall and living room were dec
orated in old rose. In the dining
room decorations were in pink.
Mrs. Tom Boome, Mrs. Charles
Moyer, Mrs. R. J. Eberly and Mrs.
Burt presided at the tables and were
assisted by Miss Pauline Davis, the
Misses Alta and Inez. Stevens and
Misses Alma and Alta Hall.
Miss Alice Davis and Miss Emma
Leach, assisted by the Misses Olive
Ladd and Latta Watson, presided at
the punch bowl. Mist Alda Johnson
had charge of the guest book.
The bride and groort left for a trip
to New York, after which they will
make their home in Billings, Mont.
Out of town guests were Mr. and
Mrs. II. E. Eikenbary, Mr. E. C. Eik
eVbary and Miss Pearl Eikenbary of
Memphis, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. E. J.
Robinson of Chicago. 111.; Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar Gapen of Plattsmouth,
Neb.; Mrs. Charley Moyer of York.l
Neb.; Mrs. Charley Shreck and Mas
ter Chas. Moyer Shreck of York, Neb.
The members of the Ladies' For
eign Missionary society had a meet
ing last Sunday night at the M. E.
church in this city. The church was
crowded. The meeting was opened
by singing and prayer, and then Mrs.
Newell arose and in a few sensible
and pointed remarks explained the
motives of the society and what they
intended to do. The ?hoir then sang
a hymn. Mrs. Phillippi next ad
dressed the audience on the cause of
women in India. Her address was
well learned and delivered and made
a deep impression. Mr. Northrop
sang the hymn entitled "Your Mis
sion; next Miss Ruby and Miss Decie
Johnston read som? extracts in a
very able manner. The meeting was
then closed by an able and original
essay by Mrs. B. Spuriock, and prayer
and singing.
Don't fail to attend the dance Sat
urday evening at the German Home
and enjoy a few hours pleasantly in
dancing. Good order and a good time
assured to all who attend.
Top Hogs From Cass County.
Peter Gakemeier, an old-time rog
ii:er of Louisvii'. , was on the mar
ket today with a prime load of hogs
of his own raising that sold for the
top of the market, $7.45. Mr. Gake
meier has raised hogs for thirty years
and has had a good many experiences
along that line. His farm has all the
latest improvements 'and is in every
way up to date. He has a drinking
fountain for his hogs that he invent
ed himself. The water is kept clean
and it is not very likely to freeze in
winter. His hogs have the best of
care and therefore are good and
healthy: "I feed my hogs corn, oats
and alfalfa, but not too much corn,
for I believe that too much coin is
the cause of most of the sickness
that is found in hogs," says he. "If
farmers would watch this and be care
ful about it there would be less sick
ness. Another thing, hogs should be
given plenty of freedom." South
Omaha Drover's Journal-Stockman.
From Tuesdays Daily.
Yesterday afternoon at the toll
bridge, north of this city, an accident
occurred that might easily have prov
en fatal to the occupants of the au
tomobile that was dumped into the
Platte river while crossing the
bridge. The car belonged to Dr. F.
W. Klasmire of South Omaha, who
was driving along the Sarpy county
road, when the steering apparatus of
the machine refused to work properly
and the doctor decided to try and
drive on into this city to have the
machine repaired. When the car was
on the bridge only a short distance
the gear again refused to respond to
the driver, and he was unable to steer
the car in the proper direction and
it turned crossways of the bridge and
crashed into the railing of the bridge,
carying it away and plunging the ma
chine and occupants into the first
channel of the river below where the
water happened to be only some
eighteen inches deep and the occu
pants were able to get out from be
neath the car without suffering seri
ous injury. The doctor was fastened
beneath the machine, but his com
panion managed to extricate him be
fore he was injured in any way. The
car was finally turned over by the
efforts of the two men and will be
taken back to Omaha to be repaired.
It was very fortunate for the two
men that they were not killed in the
On Saturday next Tnrs. W. E. Max-
on, who has been enjoying a visit in
this city with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Homer McKay, will depart on
her return to the canal zone in Pan
ama, where Mr. Maxon is employed
as an engineer by the United States
government. Mr. and Mrs. McKay
will accompany their daughter back
to Panama, where they expect to
spend the winter, enjoying the
warmth and sunshine of that trop
ical land. They will sail from New
York on the government sail boat
bound for that zone, and will have
the opportunity of enjoying a fine sea
trip before reaching Panama. In or
der to keep in touch with their home
they will receive the Journal twice a
week to see what is going on in
Plattsmouth. Mr. and Mrs. , McKay
expect to return home about the first
of Aonl to Plattsmouth.
Suit to Quiet Title Filed.
From Tuesday's Pally.
This morning a suit to quiet title
was filed in the office of the district
clerk, entitled Ellen C. Windham vs.
John Schniter et al. The plaintiff
states that she is the owner of lots
3, 4, 5 and 6, in block 95; lot 1, in
block 21; lot 10, in block 23, and lot
3, in block 28, all in South Park addi
tion to Plattsmouth. The plaintiff
prays that the decree quieting title
to the property be given her.
From Tuesday's Dally.
At a meeting of the congregation
of the Lutheran church of Eight Mile
Grove precinct, west of this city, held
last evening at the church, the fol
lowing resolutions were adopted and
were handed to the Journal for pub
lication, and we freely give it space:
"We, the Evangelical Lutheran
church of Eight Mile Grove precinct,
Cass county, Nebraska, duly assem
bled in congregational meeting, deem
it necessary to take the following ac
Whereas, There appeared an article
in the Plattsmouth Journal about our
beloved pastor, Rev. Huebner, and
this church, said ariielce containing
some misleading statements concern
ing the minister and the discharge of
his duties; so be it
Resolved, That we express our deep
regret that those erroneous state
ments were made, that Rev. Hueb
ner's resignation has nothing to do
whatever with any church trouble, a
call to another part of the state com
ing as much of a surprise to him as
his announcement to leave was to
us; that we gladly would retain Rev.
Huebner as our pastor, if he wanted
to stay; that it is entirely untrue, if
there be said Rev. Huebner is leaving
because a number of people withdrew
their support of the church; and be
it further
Resolved, That we express our
heartfelt thanks for what our beloved
pastor has done for us and our
church during the years past; in his
moral life above reproach, in the dis
charge of his duties always correct,
a congenial friend, a true gentleman,
an upright Christian, an earnest
worker, a most able pulpit orator, a
loving teacher of our children, a
faithful servant in the Master's king
dom, he has won a place in our hearts
and met with success in upbuilding
this church, as the regular and nu
merous attendance of the services,
and the increasing amounts of be
nevolence, clearly show; and be it
Resolved, That we wish him great
success and God's blessing in his new
sphere of work, and that we ask Rev.
Huebner to act as administrator of
this church till a new pastor is se
cured; and be it finally
Resolved, That a copy of these res
olutions be published in the Platts
mouth Journal.
Father M. A. Shine Quite Sick.
From Tuesday's Pall A
The many friend-: of Father M. A.
Shine wll regret to 'earn that splen
did gentleman and priest is quite ill
at his home in this city, and his con
dition has been such as to cause his
friends much anxiety. Father Shine
has been a sufferer from heart trouble
for some years past, and it is thought
that the present illness is due to that
cause. It is to be hoped that he is
able to rally from the attack and
resume his duties, as there are fewer
gentlemen more popular in the city
and his absence from the active life
of the city is greatly felt.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Advices received in this city from
the home of George Everett, near
Union, state that that gentleman is
getting along in fine shape and grad
ually recovering from the effects of
the terrible injuries which he received
from the explosion of the gas plant
at his home and in which Mr. Ever
ett sustained several broken bones
and for a time it was feared that he
could not recover, but the splendid
attention and care of the attending
ihysicians and nurses has resulted in
narked improvement, and his family
and friends are very hopeful for his
recovery. This will be most pleasing
news to the friends of Mr. Everett
throughout the county who have been
greatly worried over his condition.
Tyewrlter ribbons at the Jour
nal office.
Leader of Boston Royal
Rooters and Fan Shaking
Hands With Joe Connolly.
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Photos by AiiuTitan l'ttss Association.
From Tuesday's Daily.
One of the most pleasant pie-nup
tial social events, in honor of Miss
Ellen l'ollock, was given yesterday
afternoon at the charming home of
Mrs. Wayne Dickson when Mrs. Dick
son and Mrs. George U. Falter en
tertained at a bridge luncheon in
lonor of the bride-to-be. The rooms
of the Dickson home were very taste
fully decorated with a profusion of
pink carnations interspersed with
large bows of pink ribbon, which lent
a soft and pleasing glow to the
beauty of the rooms. The tempting
and delicious four-course luncheon
was served at 1 :.'J0 in the handsomely
appointed dining room, where the
guests were seated at a number of
tables which were arranged in a
most artistic manner in the color
scheme of pink. Following the
luncheon the ladies spent the after
noon in playing bridge, in which Miss
Gussie Robb was the most skillful
and received a prize for her ability.
The guest of honor. Miss Pollock, was
presented with a very handsome tok
en of the esteem and love of her
friends during the afternoon, togeth
er with the many good wishes for her
happiness. The luncheon was served
in a most charming manner by Misses
Emma Cummins, Xoi a Rosencrans,
Edith Dovey and Janette Patterson.
The guests present were Misses Ellen
Pollock, Kathryn Windham, Gussie
Robb, Emma Falter, lone Dovey,
Catherine Dovey, Doris Patterson,
Helen Dovey, Mathilde Vallery, Marie
Donnelly, Margie Walker, Murray;
Mesdames T. D. Livingston, R. F.
Patterson, F. L. Cummins, Jack Pat
terson, G. O. Dovey. C. W Baylor,
R. G. Rawls, Floyd Ralston, Kansas
City; Fannie Dickson, Earl R. Travis
and W. J. Streight.
Pays Visit to This City.
Frnm Tuesday's Pail v.
Colonel Andrew r. Sturm of fse-
hawka arrived in the city last even
ing to pay his first visit here since
the primary election when he was
chosen for the republican candidate
for state senator. Mr. Sturm has re
sided at Nehawka for many years,
but is not so well known in this sec
tion of the county, save by reputa
tion, as one of the successful busi
ness men of our neighboring city. He
is a most pleasant gentleman, and
while here was a caller at the Jour
nal office for a short .visit with the
editor, and his social call was much
r. j
fit OkwJ
Sixty Years Since Methodist Episco'
pal Church Swept i.i From the
East to the Wst.
This fall the Methodist Episcopal
church of Nebraska celebrates its
sixtieth year of active work since the
first wave of the Methodist teaching
swept in from the east and brought
with it the two prominent religious
figures of that time, 1he circuit rider
and the traveling evangelist, who for
years, despite the hardships of pio
neer times, labored faithfully in the
cause of their church and in spread
ing the doctrine of Methodism among
the scattering population that at that
time lSiJ-l were residents of the
territory of Nebraska. In those
times the pioneers were from the
states farther east and had brought
with them to the west an intense re
ligious feeling that responded readily
to the eloquence and appeal of the
circuit rider and itinerant preacher,
who on their journeys would stop at
the cross roads and in some neighbor
ing house hold forth services that
would be attended by all for miles
around. This anniversary of the
church in Nebraska is filled with par
ticular interest to the residents of
Plattsmouth, as near this city was
preached what is supposed to be the
first sermon by an ordained minis
ter of the church, Harrison Presson,
who passed away some two years ago
and whose pride was that he had been
enabled to carve the way for the
cause that today numbers some sev
enty thousand members in the pop
ulation of the state with that many
more who affiliate with the church
although not enrolled in the member
ship. The work of the chnrch was really
inaugurated in this section before the
formation of the territory and several
very interesting facts of the history
of early Methodism in Cass county
and eastern Nebraska are given in the
following, letter to the first minister
to be sent into the state. Rev. W. H.
Goode, D. D., of the Indiana confer
ence, was the first man to be placed
in authority of the Methodist church
in official relation to the Nebraska
work, being appointee' June 3, 1854.
The real beginning of Nebraska
Methodism is found in the following
communication, which on the 3rd day
of June, 1854, Rishop E. R. Ames ad
dressed to the Rev. W. II. Goode,
D. D.:
"Rev. W. II. Goode.
"Dear Rrother: It is understood
that emigration is terding largely to
Nebraska (a name th?n embracing
both territories, Kansas and Nebras
ka). It seems probable that the
church ought soon to send some de
voted missionaries to that country.
But there is not such a knowledge of
details respecting the Topography and
population of these regions as to ena
ble the church authorities to act un
derstandingly in the premises. You
are therefore appointed to visit and
explore as thoroughly as practicable,
for the purpose of collecting informa
tion on these points. In performing
this work, you will be governed by
your own judgment, and make full
report, in writing, of your labor and
its results, so that it may be known
how many ministers, if any, should
be sent, and at what particular point
they should be located.
"Yours truly,
"E. K. AMES,
"Bishop Methodist Episcopal Church."
Four days after the Kansas and
Nebraska bill became a law, and
twenty-three years prior to the proc
lamation of the president declaring
the Indian title extinguished and the
country open for settlement, and four
months before the organization of the
Territorial Government, the Metho
dist church had made provision for
the religious needs of the people yet
to come, by the appointment of one
of her best equipped men to go in
person to the field and ' ascertain by
actual observation what was needed.
At the first Methodist conference,
which was held in April, 1857, at Ne
braska City, Hirum Burch was ap
pointed to Plattsmouth. Early in the
year he organized a class of thirty
in this city. The following are some
of the names of the first members,
which will remind many of the older
citizens of Plattsmouth of the early
daj's: Wesley Spurlotk and wife,
who was the father and mother of
Burwell Spuriock, and grandfather
and mother of Judge G. M. Spuriock,
both now of York, Neb.; John W
Marshall and wife, Mr. Marshall hav
ing been postmaster of this city for
a period of twenty-one years, running
back into pioneer days; Father
Throckmorton and wife, who were
zealous workers in the church. And
many others might be mentioned who
together laid the foundation of Meth
odism in this community.
Following the Rev. Ilirum Burch
was the Rev. David Hart, an Eng
lishman by birth, who continued the
strenuous work of his predecessor.
If man and woman would devote
more attention to the Sunday school
and the training of our boys and
girls, many of our serious problems
would be solved and tne blessing of
God-fearing people vouchsafed to the
next generation. The Cass County
Sunday School association is seeking
to increase the efficiency of the Sun
day school. The convention, to be
held at Weeping Water October 22
and 23, will be a veritable clearing
house of approved methods and plans
for efficient work. A souvenir pro
gram has been prepared, and it is
desired that every teacher and work
er in Cass county shall have one. If
you don't receive one, write to your
district superintendent, who will sup
ply you. Write to either J. P. Perry,
Plattsmouth; Mrs. W. A. Davis,
Weeping Water, or Miss Nora Eve-
land, Murdock. The program begins
Thursday morning, October 22, and
continues until Friday night, the
23rd. Especially strong speakers
have been engaged and a great con
vention is assured. Weeping Water
furnishes free entertainment, if you
send names to Mrs. Thomas Murtey,
Weeping Water.
From Wednesday's Dally.
This morning at the office of Coun
ty Judge A. J. Beeson, at the court
house, occurred the ceremony that
united the hearts and lives of Mr.
Harry B. Worthen of this city and
Miss Eva Anna Langbehn of Pacific
Junction, la. The young people ar
rived at the court house shortly be
fore 1) o'clock, and securing the neces
sary license requested the judge to
unite them in the holy bonds of wed
lock, which he did in his usual im
pressive manner, and the young peo
ple departed rejoicing in their new
found happiness. The ceremony was
witnessed by Miss Kathryn Lang
behn, sister of the bride, and B. B.
Worthen, father of the groom. Mr.
Worthen is a very popular young
man of this city, where he has made
his home for a number of years, and
his friends will all join in wishing
the newly weds the best of happiness
and prosperity in the years to come.
Right Formation Belter Than Refor
mation. Y'ou can bend a sapling to grow in
From Tuesday's Daily.
;ny desired direction, but when it
gets old your efforts to change it
are vain. The childhood of our day
can be shaped as we will it, but it
will have to be done now. If we wait
until habits and character are formed
we will have a job on our hands to
change it. In other words, it's bet
ter to direct our attention to the right
formation of habits and ideals than
to depend upon the more laborious
task later of re-formation. The Sun
day school stands as the one great
champion of early training in the
right direction. The Cass county
Sunday School association, which
meets at Weeping Water on October
22-23, is one of the chief means of
training the youth in the right direction.
Miss Delia Moore and James Jones
Keep Secret Their Marriage for
Two Months or More.
Another of Plat tsmoutli's fair
young daughters has been claimed as
a captive by Cupid, :;nd while the
young lady has been a bride for the
past two months the marriage has
been known to only the immediate
family, and friends were only en
lightened a few days- ago as to the
truth that their friends were united
in marriage in Omaha August 10. The
parties to the plcasn-it surprise are
Mr. James Jones of Shenandoah, la.,
and Miss Delia Moore of this city.
The wedding occurred at the home
of Mr. C. A. Mordick at 3330 Fowler
avenue, Omaha, jxnd was carried out
without the slightest inkling of the
matter reaching the friends of I he
young people here, although they have
been awaiting the news of the forth
coming wedding. The young people
returned to their hones after the
ceremony and have since kept their
friends guessing, but finally decided
to end the suspense and break the
joyful tidings to them. They will
make their home in Shenandoah in
the future. The bride is the youngest
daughter of Mrs. Adah Moore of this
city, and is a young lady highly es
teemed and loved by a large circle
of warm friends here who will wish
her all the happiness she so well de
serves in her future wedded life. Mr.
Jones, the groom, is ci young man of
high character and a genial disposi
tion, and during his residence here
as an employe of the Nebraska Light
ing company made a host of friends
who will join in wishing him anil his
charming helpmate a long and happy
married life.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Monday being the liltecntn wee
ding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
Emmons Ptak, a number of their
friends ami relatives decided to re
mind them of the happy event and
gathered at the cozy Ptak home on
West Pearl street in the evening to
spend a few hours most pleasantly.
The evening was spent delightfully
in playing card games which were in
terspersed with a number of highly
enjoyable musical selections fmm
different talented meml ers of tne
party and which prove:! a pleasing
diversion of the occasion. At a suit
able hour Mrs. Ptak, assisted by Mis.
John Bajeck, served a most tempting
and delicious four-course luncheon
that was enjoyed greatly by the jolly
crowd present. In corr.meration of
the anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Ptak
were presented with a number of
handsome gifts of cut glass, and on
departing the guests expressed the
wish that they might enjoy together
the celebration of th.'ir golden wed
ding. Those who were present on the
delightful event were: John Bajeck,
wife and family; Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. August,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Cloidt, Mrs.
John C. Ptak and Mr. and Mrs. C. J.
Meitzen of Omaha.
Stork Makes a Flying Visit.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Yesterday morning the home or Mr.
and Mrs. P. E. Tritsch, west of the
city, was made happier by the advent
of a fine, bouncing, ten-pound son
and heir that made his appearance
there. The young man and the mother
are both doing nicely, and Philip is
auite proud of the new addition to
the family. The many friends of Mr.
and Mrs. Tritsch will join in v.-rhlng
that the young man may prove a
joy and comfort to the parents in
their old age.
Try the Journal for calling