The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 10, 1914, Image 1
plattemoutb VOL. XXXIII. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, fllLRSIAY, DECEMBER 10, 1911. NO. 49. FRANK ARCHER PASSES AWAY IN COUNCIL BLUFFS The Remains Brought Here Today, and Interment Will Be Made Tomororw at 1 O'clock. From Tuesday's Pa!?y. Yesterday afternoon at 1:15, at his home in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Frank Archer, for many years a resident of Plattsmouth, passed away, after a long: illness caused by cancer of the liver and which finally caused his death. Mr. Archer had been ill about a year, but at times seemed better, and his family and friends were hope ful that he was to be spared to them, but in the last few months he had steadily declined in health and the end was easy to forsee. Mr. Archer was born in Ohio in February, 1854, and while a lad of 9 years came west with his parents in 1S70, locating at Plattsmouth, where the family established a home and where Frank was reared to manhood and received his education in the public schools of this city until he entered into active life, and was for a number of years a foreman of a grading outfit for Thomas L. Murphy. Some eighteen years ago Mr. Archer was united in marriage in this city to Mrs. Rhoda McLaughlin, the cere mony being performed by Rev. D. A. Yojtzey. Shortly after his marriage Mr. Archer removed to Council Bluffs, where he has since made his home. The news of the death will be learn ed with much regret by the many old friends here, who had learned to esteem and respect the gentleman during his residence in Plattsmouth, and the deepest sympathy of the community will be extended to the sorrowing family in their hour of grief. Besides the widow Mr. Archer leaves to mourn his loss two daugh ters residing in Council Bluffs, hi3 aged mother, Mrs. Sarah Archer, of this city, and the following brothers and sister: Samuel Archer, Gideon Archer, Mrs. William Rishel, Mrs. J. M. Hall, Mrs. Ida Adair, Mrs. Mark Buttery of this city. The body arrived in the city this afternoon at 1:12 over the Burlington and was taken to the home of the mother on Locust street, where the funeral services will be held tomor row afternoon at 1 o'clock. Mr. A.rcher was a member of the Wood men of the World order, as well as the Knights of the Macacbees. W. C. T. 0. MEETS AT THE HOME OF H. E. WESCOTT From "Wednesday's Dally. The members of the W. C. T. U. held a social meeting at "Sunnyside" Monday afternoon, which wa3 largely attended by the members and friends of this organization, and those for tunate enough to be present report a most enjoyable afternoon. One of the excellent features of the program was tha report of the national W. C. T. U. convention, which was held at At lanta, Georgia, recently. This report was given by one of the delegates, Mrs. Joe Wiles, and was given in a very pleasing and interesting manner and very highly appreciated by all those who heard it. After this re port, Mrs. William Baird gave a splendid reading. During the course of the afternoon's entertainment dainty refreshments were served. A few moments devoted to a social time and then the large company dis persed very much indebted to Mrs. Wescott for her kind hospitality and declaring her to be a most excellent entertainer. The ladies of the W. C. T. U. have arranged to hold a chil dren's Silver Medal Contest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Elliott on West Rock street on Thursday evening, December 17th, at 7:30 o'clock. - Will Hold Bazaar December 12th. The Ladies' Aid society of Mynard and Eight Mile Grove will hold their bazaar on Saturday, December 12th, at the M. W. A. hall at Mynard. They will serve dinner and supper. Every body come. ll-30-d&w Receives Load of Feeders. From Tuesday's Daily. George Reynolds, one of the worthy farmers residing south of this city, has just received a shipment of feed ers which he will fatten at his farm during the coming winter. Mr. Rey nolds secured the feeders at the South Omaha market a few days ago and had them sent down to his home, where they will be fattened up ready for market. BOARD OF EDUCATION GIVE TEACHERS OF PENMANSHIP 4 INSTEAD OF 2 DAYS A WEEK Fmm Tuesday's Dally. The board of eduaction met last evening in regular session to take up what matters of importance that were demanding their attention, and one of the chief matters to engross their at tention was that of the decision to place the penmanship course of the school in better shape by having the instructor, Miss Marie Kaufmann, de vote four days a week instead of two to this part of the courses of study in the city schools. There has been a lemarkable improvement shown in the work of the scholars since the in stalation of the penmanship course and the special work in this line carried on by Miss Kaufmann has re sulted in a great improvement of pupils in all grades over the showing made several years ago, and its effect has ben noted with pleasure by the board of education and the superin tendent. The official closing of the schools for the holiday vacation was fixed for Friday, December 18th, when they will allow the children a vacation until Monday, January 4, 191C, when the schools will reopen for the work of the second half of the school year. CONTESTANTS REPORT IN THE G. P. EASTWOOD BIG FREE PIANO CONTEST From Thursday's Daily. Standing of contestants as shown by last count: Mrs. Henry Klinger . . . .$1,436.00 . 1.2G2.15 . 1,080.45 . 1,003.10 . 1,001.45 1,001.05 . 1,001.00 . 1,000.90 . 1,000.05 . 1,000.00 . 1,000.00 . 1,000.00 Mrs. Philip Rihn Miss Klara Bisanz Miss Violet Keil Miss Josephine Warga Miss Grace Nolting . . . M. E. Sunday School . . Presbteriyan Church . . Miss Vera Campbell . . U. B. Church Miss Tillie Halmes Miss Helen Horn Mr. Charles Isner 1,000.00 Miss Bessie Wiles 1,000.00 Mrs. B. A. Wampler 1,000.00 The SPECIAL PRIZE offer of a set of dishes will close one week from next Saturday. A little extra work by any one of the contestants can easily get this set of dishes. G. P. EASTWOOD. Is Thrown Out of Court. From Thursday's Daily. The famous hog-pen case of Baker vs. Cummins, which attracted a great deal of attention at the time of the trial among the residents of the south part of the city, where the parties to the suit reside, has had an ending, evidently, in the fact that it has been thrown out of the district court by Judge Begley, as the city and county authorities declined to take up the task of prosecuting the case. In the lower court the decision was against the defendant, Cummins, but the action of the district court in throwing out the appeal seems to dis pose of the matter and release the defendants from any damage. Our Sample Calendar Line. You will remember the fine sample line tff art calendars and wall pockets, imported from Germany, that were on sale at the Journal office last year, and what we want to tell you now is that the 1914 line is on display at this office and are being sold at about one half what they would cost in lots of 100 and more. It is a beautiful as sortment, and if you want any of them call early, as they will not last long. Subscribe for The JournaL CUB MS GESTIONS TO POST- OFFICE PATRONS Postoffice Employes Experience Much Grief, and Patrons Can Aid by Not Sending Presents on One Day. From Tuesday'? Pally. The approach of the Christmas sea son is bringing on the rush on the employes in the United States post- offices throughout the country, as each year there are millions and mil lions of pieces of mail handled each holiday season, and the parcels post law has tended to increase greatly the number of packages handled through the postoffices of the country. To facilitate the. work of handling the extra amount of mail sent out during the Christmas time the post office department has urged upon all patrons the need of taking care in the mailing of these articles by see ing that every package sent through the mail is carefully wrapped and fixed so that it can stand the handling that it will receive in the Christmas rush, and also that the addresses on the packages be made clear and plain to read, which will aid the clerks greatly in handling the mail, especial- J ly in the smaller offices, where the force is of necessity small and where they are almost swamped at times with work. Another feature that the postoffice department desires to impress upon all patrons is that of mailing the packages as early as possible in order that delivery may be assurred by Christmas time, and not wait until the last minute to rush in with several packages to mail when thousands of others are doing the same thing, and then wonder why the packages were not delivered on time. The depart ment allows the use of the Christmas labels on the packages sent by par cels post and a sign, "Not to open un til Christmas" will allow the gift to a friend or loved one to be mailed now and it will be all ready on Christmas morning for the fortunate recipient. Let everyone pay heed to the re quests of the department and every one will be very much benefited by the advice and it will contribute greatly to the enjoyment of Christmas joys, both to the patrons and employes of the postoffices throughout the country. WOODMEN OF THE WORLD HOLD MEETING AND ELECT ENSOINGJfEAR, OFFICERS From Thursday's Daily. Last evening the members of Ever green Camp No. 70, Woodmen of the World, met in regular session at their lodge room in the A. O. U. W. build ing, and after a most interesting meeting proceeded to the election of their officers for the ensuing year, the following being chosen for the posi tions: Consul Commander Louis M. Simons. Advisor Lieutenant Edward Rip ple, sr. Banker Peter J. Vallery. Clerk W. B. Rishel. Escort Edward Ripple, jr. Watchman W. J. Iliner. Sentry Earl C. Hyde. . Physicians Dr. E. W. Cook, Dr. E. D. Cummins. Manager for Three Years George W. Hall. Deputy fo.r Cass County W. B. Rishel. The meeting was very enthusiastic and every feature of the gathering was enjoyed by the membership pres ent. Mrs. J. II. Becker III. From Tuesday's Dally. The friends of Mrs. J. II. Becker will regret very much to learn that this lady has been quite ill the past few days at her home, suffering from an attack of the grippe, which she contracted about a week asro, and since that time has been confined to her home. Her condition is reported as being a little better this morning and it is to be hoped that she will continue to improve. Ships Some Fine Chickens. From 'Wednesday's Daily. Yesterday afternoon C. C. Wescott, the chicken fancier, snipped to Oma ha two of his fine full-holoded Buff Orphington fowls, whieh were pur chased by parties there for breeding purposes. The chickens of Mr. Wes cott have a fine reputation throughout this part of the st'te and his success along this line is quite-marked. CITY SCHOOLS ARE IN A HOST PiiOS- PEBOOS com The Monthly Report for November Makes a Splendid and Most Creditable Showing. From Thursday's Daily. The condition of the Plattsmouth citv schools for the month of Novem ber makes a most flattering showing in the enrollment and attendance and the teachers and superintendent -re well pleased with the showing mr.dejnvrcn Clark of Omaha and was wit- in the different grades. The High school on Tuesday was addressed by Rev. F. M. Druliner of the Methodist chinch, and it is the intention of th superintendent to haev each minister of the city address the High school at the' morning opening session. The Centrr.l building has just re ceived a fine now grapahene that will be used in the-future as an attractive feature of the opening ss-:ion of the rooms in that builling and to allow the pupils a chanea to hear first-class music. The enrollment and attend ance of the school by looms is as fol- lOWS - Attend Enrolled. ... 192 . .. 47 . . 45 . . . 37 . .. 41 . . . 39 ... 40 ... 42 ... 42 a nee. 99.2 1)5.2 fG.G 92.0 Eggenberprer Anna J. Frankum . . . Elizabeth Kerr Amelia Martens Mattie Larson Teresa Hemple Verna Cole Clara Weyrich Pearle Staats 00.2 j OQ O i 05.1 00 . 2 90 . 7 97.1 91.2 07.3 05.3 Mao Morgan 41 Elmer Frans Anna Ileisel Crete Briges Christina Hansen . Mane Swoboda . . . Nettie Hawksworth Vesta Douglass ... Alpha Petersen . . . Ilar.el Dovey Edr.a Shopp Delia Tartsch .... Hilda Barwick Margaret Porter . . 2S 32 36 44 r3 3s 32 4m 42 45 2C 43 21 07.4 ! 07.0 05. n 07.0 07.0 03.5 07.0 07.1 03.8 00.2 Total 1,035 05.7 In the High school there is enrolled (54 boys and 128 girls, while in the grades there are 401 boys and 541 girls who are on the enrollment list of the schools. In the annual Thanksgiving offer ing that will be turned over to the library board for the purchase of new books there was $19.34 collected, divided among the different rooms as follows : High school ? .05 Room No. 2 70 Room No. 3 1.32 Room No. 4 1.00 Room No. 5 77 Room No. G 1.00 Room No. 7 79 Room No. 8 1.20 Room No. 0 87 Room No. 10 i. . .80 Room No. 11 50 Room No. 12 F0 Room No. 13 7G Room No. 14 1.35 Room No. 15 53 Room No. 13 - 1.03 Room No. 17 70 Room No. 18- 1.03 Room No. 19 05 Room No. 20 5S Room No. 21...... 78 Room No. 22 38 Room No. 23 82 Total $19.34 Miss Jennie Dal ten, Teacher. Everyone who wants to enjoy a good social time should be in attend ance at the dance to be given at the German Home on Saturday evening, December 12th. TOE HOST IPOflT AIIT CASE SO FAR I DISTRICT COURT The Case Is Hotly Contested, and a Great Deal of Pro and Con Evidence Admitted. From Wednesday's railv The time of the district court yes- I terday was taken up with a jury hear 1 ing of the matter of the estate of Jane A. Dovey, deceased, which was appealed from the county court, wheie the will of Mrs. Dovey was ad mitted to probate some months ago. Th-i instrument which was executed in April, 1913, conveyed to Edward Grovernor Dovey and George Oliver Dovey, sons of IT. N. Dovey and grandsons of Mrs. Dovey, her estate ia its entirety, to the exclusion of her sons, G. E: Dovey, O. C. Dovey and II. N. Dovey. Mrs. Dovey passed away a year ago and the will was later offered in court for probate. The j instrument was drawn bv Attorney Lessed bv Thomas Wallinsr. Miss Olive Jones and Mrs. Allen J. Beeson at the home of II. N. Dovey, where Mrs. Jane A. Dovey had made her home for the past twenty-eight year al most without exception. The docu ment was admitted to probate in the lower court on the hearing and the contestants appealed to the higher court. At the morning session, following the selection of the jury, the will was offered in evidence and identified by the different witnesses of the will as the document they had signed at the Dovev horne, and ?.t the afternoon session Grovernor Dovey was called to the stand and described the state ments of Mrs. Dovev in regard to the i making of the will and the circum ! stances of the drawing of the same, I whi?h he had gone to Omaha to have prepared by Mr. Clark, as he stated at his grandmother's direction. The? contestants introduced a num- iber of witnesses to show the dislike of Mrs. Dovey for making a will H. S. Austin of Chicago, who was resid ing here from 100S to 1014, related an occasion in 1000 when Mrs. Dovey had stated r.t the home of George E. Dovey that she did not want to make a will of vv.y kind and would not, but wanted the estate divided equally Mrs. O. C. Dovey was also called to relate a conversation at her home, in which Mr-. Dovey had stated that her husband had not made a will and she diil not intend to eith3r. This was some time in 1000. Mrs. R. F. Pat terson testified as to the statements at the G. E. Dovey home made by Mrs. Jane E. Dovey as to the will and also to having visited her grand mother at the II. N. Dovey home. George E. Dovey was called to the stand and testified as to a will having been prepared and offered to his mother in February, 1013, to be sign ed, rnd which document she had re fused to sign. The will was prepared by John L. Webster of Omaha, the witness testified. He also testified to n b;ll of sale having been presented to Mrs. Jane A. Dovey, which convey ed certain property to himself and H. N. Dovey and which she had declined to sign. He thought his mother was possessed of a very strong and clear mind during her lifetime. He had been visited frequently by her at the store Tin to within the year 1013, when her visits w?ere rarer owing to her poor health. The attorney for the proponents, Mr. C. A. Rawls, at the close of the testimony of Mr. G. E. Dovey, moved that the court instruct the jury to return a verdict in favor of the pro ponents, E. G. and G. O. Dovey, as the contestants had failed to show any preponderance of evidence as to undue influence having been brought to light by the contestants, while At torney Gering for the contestants argued as to the case being sent to the jury. The court overruled the motion to take the case from the hands of the jury. During the argu ments of the attorneys the jury was withdrawn from the court room. The session of the court this morning was taken up with the of fering of the testimony for the pro ponents of the will, Dr. T. P. Living ston, Mr. and Mrs. II. N. Dovey, Grovenor Dovey and Carl Kunsman testifying as to the condition of Mrs Dovey's health at the time of drawing the will and the circumstances sur rounding the making of the instru ment and its signing by Mrs. Jane A. Dovey. The closing arguments were made to the jury by Attorney Rawls for the proponents and Attorney Ger ing for the contestants and the case given to the jury a few minutes be fore 12 o'clock, when they retired to deliberate on the merits of the case. The jury had the matter under de liberation only a short time, as on their return from their dinner they deliberated only a few minutes, and at the reconvening of court at 1:30 returned a verdict holding that the document probated in the county court was the last will and testament of Jane A. Dovey, and finding for the proponents of the will, Edward Grov ernor Dovey and George E. Dovey. The court this afternoon took up the case of Oliver C. Dovey vs. George E. Dovey, et al., and the work of se lecting a jury was taken up. JUDGE ARCHER DOES SOME POLICE COURT BUSINESS From Thursday's Dally This morning Joe Metzger, a wan derer, who was charged with dallying wit n the flowing bowl too freely, was brought before Judge Archer in police court to explain his shortcomings and try and pacify the feelings of out raged justice. Joe was found by some parties late yesterday afternoon sleeping near some buildings on South Sixth and Pearl streets and it was found impossible to get him out of the way and the police were informed of the fact and responded by Chief of Police Rainey going to the place where the wanderer had chosen as sleeping quarters, and quickly sum moned the patrol wagon driven, by Claus Boetel and into this Joe was dumped to enjoy a ride to the city lockup." As the fiery steed of Mr. Boetel swept down Main street with the form of Joe, who was still wrap ped in slumber, in the bottom of the wagon, occasioned some remarks, as several thought it was some injured person, but when the wagon was back ed up to the city jail and the man un loaded, comment ceased and Joe was invited to partake of the hospitality of the city and enjoy the downy couches t provided in the jail. The judge this morning, after hearing the story, decided to inflict a fine of $5 and costs on the man, but as the road is rough and traveling slow, decided to remit the fine and gave Joe fifteen minutes to hit the trail, and he sure hit it without delay. He claimed he was from St. Louis and was en route to Omaha. Yesterday afternoon John or "Pup" Eagan was a caller at the office of the police judge, charged with being in toxicated, and the proof being too overwhelming in this case to be dis puted the judge handed him a little package labeled "$25 and costs," which he was unable to pay. The tender-hearted judge then offered to suspend the fine if he would promise to leave the city at once, but this was refused by the prisoner and he was taken back to the dungeon to meditate over the hard and cruel world, until the price of the costs and fine are paid. How a Visiting Nurse Helps. Here is a true story showing how a visiting tuberculosis nurse supported from the sale of Red Cross Christmas Seals carried the cheer of these holi day stickers to a stricken family in Maryland. Tuberculosis had made heavy demands upon the family, and the income had entirely stopped for several months. It was inevitable that they -should run into debt for grocery bills as well as the rent. With such worry, anxiety and depression it is not always easy to find a silver lining in the clouds.- The condition was recognized, however, by the visit ing nurse, and the sickness was cared for, relief was obtained, and now both rent bills and grocery bills are being gradually lessened each week. Each member of the family has had nurs ing care for s;ome ailment or other. Every Red Cross Seal sold helps to better conditions like this. You will find the Dennison line of Crepe and Tissue Papers in all the Christmas colors at the Journal office. "A 1DERU EVE" WELL ATTENDED LAST EVENING While the Presentation Was Very Fnir, the Absence of the Good Or chestra Was Greatly in Evidence. I'ji.ni Thursday's Dally. The presentation of "A Modern Eve" at the Parmele theater last evening, while in spots sparkling an I clever, seemed to prove rather a dis appointment to the theater-goers, as it lacked in the opening part the lif and action of the usual musical com edy or light ope? a, and while the company endeavored to carry out to their best the musical program, thoy were decidedly handicapped by the fact that there was no orchestra to assist in interpreting the musical score of the operetta. The numbers. "Good-bye, Everybody," "You're Such Lonesome Moon Tonight" and Every Day Is Christmas When Vou're Married," were among the most pleasing numbers in the oper etta. The company carried a very complete scenic production and the costumes of the principals and choruses were elaborate and made in strict keeping of the operetta. The real life and action of the play center ed in the second part, where Mr. Ted Armond, the comedian, was given a better opportunity for displaying his talents and pleased everyone by his clever work, and is one of the most pleasing laugh-provokers that has visited this city for some time. and in the musical numbers in which he was given the sole parts was a great hit with the audience and he was compelled to respond to repeated encores. The divorce court scene in the fcc- ond part was a scream from start to finish and the comedy of the farce was heartily enjoyed. The dancing features furnished by Miss Walberg and Mr. Ackerland were extremely clever as well as difficult, and the grace and beauty of the numbers were heartily enjoyed. The prin cipals made a very pleading appear ance on the stage, especially Mis.s Louise Wolf and Miss Lee Johnstone, and the chorus of ladies were vry handsome and graceful in their offer ing, although the rousi.-al numbers were not as pleasing as had been an ticipated. However, the show may be considered as a very fair product;m, considering the handicap under which they operated with the handling of the music, and this fact should be con sidered in passing judgment on the play. MISS SLICE DOVEY, PLATTS- MOOTH'S FAVORITE, SCORES ANOTHER MUSICAL SUCCESS From Thursday's Daily. Leslie's Weekly of the last issue contains a very handsome half-tone portrait of Miss Alice Dovey and Ja. k Henderson, two of the principals in the very successful musical comedy, "Papa's Darling," that is enjoying an unusually long run at the New Am sterdam theater in New York during the present season. This comedy has been marked among the most success ful of the season's offerings in the great city and Mis.s Dovey has won new laurels for herself in her han dling of one of the leading roles of the production. In the last few years Miss Dovey, who is a daughter of .dr. and Mrs. George E. Dovey of tins city, has forged to the front in this line of work on the stage and her wonderful success in the "Pink Lady" was such as to attract the leading dramatic critics of the country and with her sweet voice and winsome presence she has won the hearts of theater-goers everywhere.. Taken to Lincoln Today. From Wednesday's Pally. This morning Sheriff Quir.ton re- parted for Lincoln, taking with him Mrs. Missouri Curtiss, who is to be placed in the state hospital there for treatment. Mrs. M. E. Manspeakor, wife of the deputy sheriff, accom panied the lady to the hospital.