The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, February 01, 1915, Image 1

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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
George W. Young at the Head of
the Good Roads Movement in
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
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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
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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
Prom Saturday's Dan
The district court took an adjourn-
ment vesterdav. ns th illnpss of
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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
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.
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.
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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
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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
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
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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.
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Smith of Lincoln was the guest of
honor of the evening..
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.
Dr. G. W. Todd, the dentist, ha a
new method of forming bridge wo.-'-
' vun Pi'ceiain teem. iy 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
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.