The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, February 01, 1915, Image 1
A Y tb Journal VOL. XXXIII. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1913 . 7 , ' -: - THE I IEBRASKA ABORIGINES IN THE I8TH CENTURY Paper Read by Father Shine at Twen ty-third Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Science. From Pri. lay's Daily. The Journal has just had the pleas ure of receiving a most interesting booklet from the Nebraska Academy of Science, and which covers a most wonderfully interesting period of the section of the west of which Ne braska now forms a part. The pamphlet is the copy of the address made by Rev. Father M. A. Shine before the twenty-third annual meet iig of the Nebraska Academy cf Science at their .session last May, and covers the history of the Missouri valley, and particularly Nebraska, during the period of time from 1700 to 1800. This period of the history of the Nebraska region has long been covered in obscurity and Father Shine has proven most tireless in his efforts to reveal for the use of the coming generations an insight into the man ner of people who made their homes here in that remote time, when a white man on this side of the Mis sissippi was a lareity. Indeed Father Shine was the first to attempt to gather together reliable data on the facts relating to this region prior to 1804. The paper is as complete as was possible to gather after years of re search through documents covering the history of explorations through the upper Missouri valley, ns well is the history- of tho . Indians, which Father Shine was able to gather from the writings and statements of the Catholic missionary priests who were among the first to push forward into the western wilderness from the French settlements along the Mis sissippi river and from eastern Canada. In speaking of the original settlers of Nebraska among the Indians the paper of Father Shine gives a very interesting insight into the lives of the Indians. "Previous to the eighteenth century Coronado's ex pedition undoubtedly met some of the ancestors of the Pawnees; also, later Spanish expedition to the land of Quiveria came in contact with them, and as early as the middle of the seventeenth century French traders had penetrated as far as the "forked river, which had a branch from the south toward Mexico. In speaking of the location of the different Indian tribes, Father Shine's paper gives a very good idea in stat ing that when the Pawnees came in to the northern country they found it occupied by the Poncas, the Omaha3 and the Otoes. who, according to custom, they attacked the Pawnees, and after a resistance conquered them. In the pamphlet an account of the expedition of Pedro Villazur, con sisting of forty soldiers from Santa Fe. reached the river of "Jesus and Mary" (Rio de Jesus Maria) or the Platte river, where his expedition, with the exception of five or six soldiers who escaped, were mas sacred. Bandelier seems to think that this massacre was perpetrated by the Otoes near the mouth of the Platte river in Cass county. The pamphlet is most complete in every way and covers what has long been a most obscure period in the history of the Missouri valley, and Father Shine, in his researches, has contributed a portion of history that will be of untold value to the future historians in their works on the early inhabitants of this section of the west. To Make Location. Fro-n FrldaVa nail v. Mr. Sherwood of Plattsmouth was in the city yesterday making ar rangements to open up a shoe repair ing shop here. He will have a build ing on the north side of Central ave nue, between Seventh and Eighth streets. He has been engaged in the same business at Plattsmouth for some time. Nebraska City Press. Office supplies at the Journal of See. Young People to Wed. This morning a marriage licens was issued to William Henry Wilkins aged 23, and Miss Heartha Henrietta Bauers, aged 18. The groom resides at Murdock, while the bride lives near Greenwood. The marriage occurs at the home of the bride's parents, near Greenwood. Both of the contracting parties are well known throughout the section of the county where they make their home. B. & IYI. SENDING TRAINS THROUGH HERE ON ACCOUNT OF DEFECTED II. P. RRID6E from Saturday's Dauy. The Burlington has in the past few days been sending a number of their trains through this city that for merly were sent by the way of Coun cil Bluffs from Pacific Junction, due to the fact that the Union Pacific bridge was in such condition that only one train at a time could cross over, and which caused quite a tie-up on the different lines of railroads operat ing over that bridge. The heavy en gines used on the Burlington makes it difficult for them to operate over this bridge under the single train schedule, as they have a large number of trains, as have also the other lines of rail roads, and they find it necessary to use their own splendid bridge over the Missouri at this place, which is more modern and capable of carrying the large locomotives in use on the "Q." No. 3, the Chicago-Denver afternoon train, came through here yesterday on account of the trouble over the U. P. transfer bridge. It would be a much appreciated change if this train would be changed so as to make this ity a regular point on its schedule, as it would make a very convenient rain for parties desiring to go to Omaha, as it reaches that city about o'clock. VERY PLEASANT MEET ING AT THE HOME OF THE STENNER BROTHERS From Friday's Dally. Last evening the Loyal Sors class of the Christian church opjojed a very pleasant meeting at the home of Clarence and Leon Stenner, two of the members of the class, and the oc casion was made the event of one of the pleasant and instructive debates between the different members, who were chosen on each side to argue the question, "Resolved, That the United States Should Make Greater Prepara- ion for War." Preceding the debate the members of the class were addressed by County Judge Allen J. Beeson on "Fiat Jus- titia," in which he pointed out the methods and workings of the law in different cases and how it was applied in the process of the administering of justice. The address of the judge gave the young men a very clear in- ight into the operation of the law, and in addition to this the judge gave a number of very pleasing stories which kept the audience in a constant augh. The debate was participated in by some ten or twelve members of the class, and both sides of the question was thoroughly argued and discussed by the different young men taking part in the debate. The judges of the event were Rev. J. II. Steger, Russell Stander and E. B. Sperry, and after hearing the arguments a decision was made in favor of the affirmative. The occasion was one filled with the great est of interest and pleasure to tle young men present and they received as a result of the argument much aluable information as to this grave question, which is being quite ex tensively agitated throughout the country at this time. The expectation is of holding' a number of these discussions during the winter months between the boys, as well as having lectures delivered by different prominent professional men of the city, and the next lecture will be on February 11th, when Su perintendent W. G. Brooks will speak on "Modern Knighthood," but the place of meeting has not as yet been decided on. These meetings are vei-y helpful to the young men of the com munity, who gather to take part in them, and should be encouraged. A FORMER CASS COUNTY CITIZEN IN OKLAHOMA George W. Young at the Head of the Good Roads Movement in Oklahoma. From Saturday's IVany. The following taken from the Daily Oklahomian of Oklahoma City, tells of the energetic efforts put forth in that state by George W Young, a former resident of this county and ex-county commissioner, in the good roads propaganda. Dur ing his residence in this county Mr, Young was one of the live wires in his section of the county in looking after the interests of the roads, and has carried this idea with him to Oklahoma, and as a token of recogni tion of his efforts along this line he has been elected as president of the Oklahoma Good Roads association: George W. Young of Alva, presi dent of the state association of auto mobile owners, is in Oklahoma City for the purpose of keeping in touch with the legislation now pending be fore the legislature dealing with good roads and the proposed abolition of the office of state highway commis sioner. He has been invited by the house and senate committee on good roads to appear before them the pres ent week to discuss proposed road legislation from the standpoint of an automobile owner and enthusiast. It will be his purpose, he says, to explain to the legislative committee that the 12,000 or more automobile owners in tne state are entitled to better protection and more recogni tion in the economic and efficient ex penditure of the thousands of dollars they are called upon annually to pav . . . ., . . f, into the treasury of the state and to county and township treasurers in icense fees. This money goes to the credit of the road and bridge fund in counties and toward the upkeep of . the state highway department. Mr. Young says he will discuss the ' , - I an automobile owner ana a automobile owner ana a iarmer. He owns a large farm in Woods coun ty near Alva and asserts he is in position to discuss good roads from the viewpoint of the farmer as well as the city man or automobile owner. Mr. Young is a native of Virginia, but lived in Nebraska several years, where he also enjoyed the reputation of being a good roads advocate. He has been a resident of Oklahoma for thirteen years and been prominently identified with the good roads move ment. Legislation for better roads has been recommended by the governor in his message to the legislature, and that subject is expected to receive considerable attention from the law makers. ON ACGOONT OF ILLNESS OF GEORGE REITTER, JR.. COURT HAS ADJOURNED Prom Saturday's Dan The district court took an adjourn- ment vesterdav. ns th illnpss of " I Georce Reitter. ir. th HoWlant in the case of Anna PPittr v- r.anr Reitter, jr., which has been on trial for the past two davs. made it neces- Cn-v. trt vA; o 5i tv,, day, February 4th, when it will be resumed In the William O'Brien estate mat- ter the district court has affirmed the decision of the lower court that ad mitted the widow to a share of the estate, which had been willed by Mr. O'Brien to his niece, who had the care of him during his last years. In the case of Julia South vs. Thomas South, a suit for divorce, the court, on the evidence presented, granted the prayer of the plaintiff and issued a decree of divorce. The case was uncontested by the defend ant, who is a non-resident of this county at present. Walter - Cummings and wife of South Omaha were in the city over Sunday visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Cory and family. Joy at Parkening Home. From Friday' Daily. Frank Parkening and wife, resid ing northwest of this city, in the vi cinity of Cullom, are rejoicing over the arrival at their home of a fine little daughter that made her appear ance at an early hour Wednesday morning. The mother and little one are getting along nicely and the happy father feels there was never such a charming little girl in the world. Grandpa Parkening is also very well pleased over the new ar rival at the home of his son. ATTORNEY C. H. TAYLOR WILL MOVE TO OMAHA SOON From Friday's Daily. Ex-County Attorney Calvin 11 Tavlor. who since his resignation as the legal adviser of the county last Rpntomhor. ha heen InnVino- nftr nie private practice in this city, has de cided that he will make his home n the future in Omaha, and will at once enter upon a partnership in the law firm of Harry O. Palmer and Arthur Palmer, also two former Cass county young men. ine nrm will occupy th offices in the Omaha National bank building at present occupied by the Messrs. Palmer. Mr. Taylor feels very grateful to the people of Cass county for the confidence they have shown in him and the honor of the election to several terms to the office of county attorney, but feels that he owes it to the further advancement in his chosen calling to remove to the metropolis. The departure of Mr. t,.i,. Ka MOTotfflj k, v,; v,cf of friends throuehout the countv. but thov m.;ii oil .v.Tn Jr. uMino- Mm oil kinds of success in his new location. There are few gentlemen who hav? ever held the office of county attorney who nossss more friends than this genial young attorney. , , , v- i for Omaha to take up his duties there, but expects to look after the interest he has in his office in th?s county and attend to their affairs from his Omaha office. Mr. Taylor, on . . ... , " ' , leaving, gave out the statement as to orv, ,.oo Miss Stella McMaster of Lincoln, that occurred while he was on his vica- tion on the Pacific coast. Mrs. Tavlor and their little son recently joined MY. Tavlor in Omaha, and thev will make their home there. The announcement of the marriage comes as a surprise to many of the friends of Mr. Taylor, although the more intimate friends have been aware of this since his re turn from the coast after the mar riage. The best wishes for his wel fare and that of his family goes with them in their future in the me tropolis. MRS. GEORGE B. LEHN- HOFF, OF OMAHA, TEN WEEKS IN THE HOSPITAL riuui rnuays ja.ny. This afternoon Mrs. F. D. Lehnhod7 and daughter. Miss Tune, returned home from Omaha, where they had been for the past ten weeks visiting at the home of their son and brothe., Georsre B. Lehnoff. in that city. Mrs. iiit retnme 1 T 1 1 flP 1 George L,ennnou nts home from being at the Clarkson hos- Ptal for several weeks taking a rest cure for a very severe nervous break- down, but is now feeling greatly im- proved. The fact that she is showing such sins of improvement in health De most pleasing to her friends in this citv- News of New Arrival Received Prom "r naay s Dally. I The relatives here have received the information that a few days ago a nne little daugnter made ner ap pearance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Baumgart at LaMar, Nebraska, where they are making their home on a farm near that place. The mother and little one are eettinir aloner in fine shane and the father is verv happv ovr this first addition to th familv. - - - - - . .... Mrs. Rnnmtrnrt. was fnrmerlv Miss ty . vflrv, ov, r r- and Mrs. G. A. Kaffenbercer of this citv. and her friends here will be i pleased to learn of the happiness that ! jhas fallen to her lot. I THE INITIATORY ADDRESS OF 1. JOY LAST NIGHT Notwithstanding Inclemency of the Weather Methodist Church Was Crowded to Its Utmost Cajacity. The appearance of George Filing- wood Joy, the national lecturer on the "moral education of the youth." w hose coming has been eagerly await ed in this city, was greeted last even ing by an audience that filled every seat in the First Methodist church, where the public meetings are being neld anU the result ot ine meeting was all mat anyone COUld asK lor, and the splendid address of the noted speaker on the questions affecting the morals of the youth of the country was one of the most pleasing that has ever been delivered in this city, anu Peneu me way to ine .series oi I i i -1 . -1 - r lectures mat win ne c.envereci nere this wek. The meeting was opened by a short musical program by the choir of some forty voices selected from the diffei ent choirs of the city and was a most pleasing opening to the evening of pleasure and profit. Attorney C. A. Rawls, chairman of the citizens' committee, under whose auspices Mr. Joy appears here, pre- s,ded over tne meeting and introduced rne speaker oi tne evening-. inese I . t i -v mi. meetings are not in any way sectarian and Mr. Joy does not come here as Pn evangelist teacher of any religious 'gma, Dut comes simpiy to give to ,he Parents and tne boys and me voung men oi tne community a ciear er insight into a great vital truth that hey have allowed themselves to be led away from and to place them on a olane of higher and better morals by -howintr to them the necessity of the dght kind of thinking and living. The subject of the lecture last even- I ;nr was "The Dawn of a Better Dav " a!, AIie U1 Deuei and in mis tne speaker iam me 1 . 1 i 1 1 1-1 . grounds for tiis series oi lectures by pointing out the value and necessity or ine PPer Kina oi tninKing to in sure success, and the fact that only e lruln anu proper Kind oi iuea!s were destined to live for all time when fallacies and false teachings were banished into the darkness of the ages and forgotten. Mr. Joy stated he did not come to this city to open the question of social ethics through the doorway of sex hygiene or the cigar ette habit or any of the personal fail ings of the average human, but by the doorway of the right and proper method of thinking by the young men and boys of a community which would replace the false standards of moral and living with one of the higher and proper kind. The speaker, in touch ing on the question of the false teach ing offered to the world, cited several historical facts that showed the fail ings of the false and the triumph of the right and truth. He gave as an pxample the theorv held for vears a i. ,, , , - . , .... 7 , , A .Jt' theory by his discovery of America and the trip across the Atlantic ocear, as well as the methods used in the dawning of Christianity to stamp out the teachings of Jesus Christ by uie slaying ui ine auiierems ui mus. faith, but the faith founded on right had lasted through all the years and survived the persecutions of its mem bers until it was recognized as the dogma of truth and righteousness in all lands. The failing of the false and wrong was shown by the failing of the theory that consumption could be cured by the turtle serum method, and as this was not found to be successful fnlsr lk ' teaching. The leaders of a new line of righteous thought are often ridiculed and persecuted for their teachings, declared Mr. Joy, but if their doctrines and teachings are founded on right and truth they are destined to triumph in the end, and so it is with the individual, who by pure thinking and high ideals lilts tnem , selves above tne common leacnings the lower theories and ideals lounded ori the wrontr teachings or false prophets The audience throughout the entire lecture kept their attention on the speaker and followed his remarks with the keenest int?iest. Mr. Joy is r. very rapid speaker and in his hour's address gives some 25,000 words, an every one of them is filled with mean ing and has the ring of the right kin' of teaching and to hear him is not onlv a rare treat but it means the learning of many vital truths stated in a wav that cannot fail to reach home to the man or woman hearing them in a manner that thev will no. soon forget. The meetings here ai't in the nature of a united effort on the part of the membership of all the evangelical churches of the city and purely in the interest of a spirit of the quickening of the spirit of higher thinking and ideals among the men of the community. The attendance last evening kept the committee of ushers consisting of the young men from the high school busy seating the audience and there was not a vacant seat in the church when the speaker began his address and this in spite of the wet and disagreeable weather. The meetings start at 7:30 each evening and the public is urged to be on hand as promptly as possible as Mr. Joy will start speaking at 8 o'clock sharp. T6night will be really the keystone address of the series and everywhere he has been Mr. Joy has received re quests to repeat this lecture, but th'is is impossible as he crowds a great deal of work into the week and will not be able to repeat any of the lec tures and all desiring to hear it should be on hand this evening. The subject will be "The Human Plant in the Home," and in this Mr. Joy will take up the teaching of the vital truths to the growing plants in the home where the parents can show to the growing generation the impor tance of the right kind of living. "PROGRESSIVE DINNER" GIVEN RY MEMBERS OF THE "HIKER'S CLUB" From Saturaav's Dal'y. One of the most thoroughly enjoyed social events of the season was thy "progressive dinner" given last even ing by the members of the "Hikers' " club and the husbands of the married members of that organization -f young ladies were invited to be pres ent at this delightful occasion and participate in the delights of the evening. The idea of the "progressive din ner" was a most clever one and the "Hikers" saw that it was carried out in a most charming manner which will cause the pleasant evening to be remembered by the jolly participants in the dinner. The first two courses of the dinner were served at the cozy home of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dick son on North Sixth street, where the home had been very prettily decorated in pink carnations and ferns, making a very pleasing setting for the open ing of an evening of the rarest enjoy ment. Here oyster cocktails and a delicious salad was served in a very charming manner by Miss Vesta Douglass, Mrs. Wayne Dickson, Mrs. Lynn Minor and Mrs. George O. Dovey. From the Dickson home the jolly party proceeded to the II. N. Dovey home on Fifth street, where the din ner course was served, consisting of cream peas, porkenops ana gravy, potatoes in the jacket, hot biscuits, and peach perserves. This tempting repast was served by Misses lone and Helen Dovey, Mrs. Jack Patterson of Union, and Miss Kathryn Windham. The handsome dining room of the Dovey home was decorated in a most artistic manner with pink carnation-? and ferns, lending a touch of great beauty to the happy occasion. As favors at the Dovey home cigarettes were presented to the gentlemen and cigarette whistles to the ladies. The dessert of the dinner was served at the home of Miss Emma Falter, where the dining room had been arranged in a very tasteful man ner with the decorative scheme of sweet peas and ferns. Here cherry pie a la mode, with coffee, was served most charmingly by Miss Falter, Mrs. J. W. Chapman and Mrs. Nelson Jean. After the dinner the jolly crowd, numbering, some rineteen, spent the evening m music, cards and dancing until a late hour, when all "hiked" homeward feeling that this event was one of the most delightful in the his tory of their club. Mr Chauncy Smith of Lincoln was the guest of honor of the evening.. Ml OLD CITIZEN OF LOUISVILLE KILLED DY TRAIN Judge J. I. Woods Killed by M. Train IJarkintr Down l"'fi Him About 11 O'clock Todjv. This morning ;it ;.(."ut 11 o'clt.i-k one of the oldest ami rr.-t hi-rhly in spected residents cf our nei'hlx.! ii::r city of Louisville, JuiLm J. P. Wood-, met his death in u mo.-t tragic manm r when he was struck bv the pa-t-ng-r train on the Missouri Iuiric near tl. depo: and instantly killed, as b ;.s mocked down by the train, which inn over him before aryoiie ciu'd com to his assistance. The pp.s-enger tr:;in wa orr.i-w hat ate ;nd there w:n n ine a number standing around the platform waiting for the train, and as the miow hail fallen to quite a cb'pth there win only a little space in which the ;a.;. en't ! coul 1 move to the train. Mr. Woods started around the end of the train. when it was suddenly backed up. :i I he snow prevented his eti;'r ojt of the wav in time, with the ic-u't that was killed. Mr. Woods wa-s or? of the In -t known residents of Louisville precinct, where he had for years filled the posi tion of justice of the peace, and a more highly eteerne i gentleman could not be found in the county. He was soma H) years of aire. Three sons and two daujrhte.-s are b-"t of the family to mourn the painir of thi.s grand good man. A more com plete biography of Jude Vo,U will appear later. DENTAL WORK WITH PORCE LAIN TEETH, A METHOD THAT IS BECOMING VERY POPULAR Dr. G. W. Todd, the dentist, ha a new method of forming bridge wo.-'- ' vun Pi'ceiain teem. iy i.is memo i the teeth are firmly anchored togcthvr and each porce'ain toolh is a who! tooth. Dr. Todd declared the ha'f tooth method to be entirely wronjr. Should one of the porcelains becom. broken, it is only necessary for 1: Todd to remove that particular tooth and replace it, where in other method it is often necessary to rebuild the entire bridge. He has extended his laboratory until he is able to makf upwards of 2.000 teeth, in all .-hap-. and sizes, per day. Dr. Todd is a N' braskan, having been raised on a farm near Plattsmouth. Orr.i-ha News. W. B. PORTER ATTENDS OUROG-JEBSEY SALE W. B. Porter of near Mynard h is just returned home from Lognn, low a, where he attended on January L'Mh 'he Duroc-Jersey breed sow sale of Oscar Larson near that place. Mr. Larson is one of the most prominent breeders in the corn belt for tlvs breed. He now owns tKe famous male hog, "King the Co." Mr. IW:?r secured one of his spring cilts brc I fo this famous sire and feels that !u is to be congratulated on his purchas". Mr. Larson's sale netted him a litt'e over $111.00 each on an offering of H hogs. While at Logan Mr. Porter ni t O. L. Perdue, the Nebraska farmer, who is considered one of the best fi.l 1 men in the west. L'ncle Tom Krnni&h III. The many friends here of Uncle Thomas Kennish, who has been spend ing the winter months with relatives and friends at Brooklyn, N. Y., will be sorry to learn that he has been seriously ill and that he ha. had to undergo an operation in a hospital at Brooklyn. For a time it s.-vned as thouph his recovery was ! t '". 1, but his large circle of friends wiM !.. pleased to learn that his condition i--. very much improved ar.d that i : now on the road to recovery. Letter files at the Journal office.