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PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEIiKUAItY 1, 1J1.
THE GEO. ELL1NG
WOOD JOY MEET
ING LAST NIGHT
Church Crowded to the Utmost With
Parents, to Whom This Lecture
Was Principally Directed.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Yesterday was a very busy day for
George Ellingwood Joy, the worker
who is conducting Bo,- week in
Plattsmouth, and his visits to the
school brought him in touch with the
young: folks in a manner that was
most pleasing and profitable to them.
As a worker among the boys of a
community, Mr. Joy appears at his
best, although his addresses along: the
higher thought proposition to the gen
eral public are most successful, but
when with the boys Mr. Joy appears
as he is, a young man filled with a
desire to implant in the still youthful
minds of the boys the necessity of a
proper understanding of themselves
and the high mission they were
destined for by their Maker.
At the meeting at the schools in the
afternoon Mr. Joy met the boys from
the seventh to twelfth grades, and in
addition to the talk along the lines
best calculated to aid them in the lin?
of thought he is advocating here, he.
by his great interest, touched them
into a realization that he had at heart
their best interests, and the closest
attention was given to his remarks.
Mr. Joy played and sang a number of
selections at the school, which also
greatly pleased the young people.
The meeting last night at the
Methodist church was one that was
largely attended by the parents of the
boys and girls of the city and they
were all glad they were there before
the meeting was over, as the speaker
dealt some sledge hammer blows at
the theory of the rearing of children
that is now largely responsible for the
condition of the youth of the land.
Preceding the speaking by Mr. Joy a
short musical service of thirty min
utes was held and a number of selec
tions were given by the large choir.
As a special number Miss Catherine
Dovey sang most beautifully, "O,
Divine Redeemer," by Gonoud, and
the beautiful strains of the song put
the audience in the proper mood for
the outpouring of the truth afforded
them by Mr. Joy. The scripture les
son of the evening was read by Rev.
Druliner. and the prayer offered by
Rev. McHusky of the First Presby
terian church. As the speaker rose
to address the audience he requested
that "America" be sang ly the entire
audience standing, before he launched
into the address of the evening.
Mr. Joy had for his subject lat
evening, "The Human Plant in the
Home," and in this the speaker gave
some truths straight from the should
er that should have been heard by
every parent in the city, and especial
ly those whose children are of a ten
der age, during which period the
minds of the little ones begin to as
simulate the knowledge of the world,
and Mr. Joy pleaded with his hearers
to prepare the boys and girls by the
teaching in the home that they might
come in contact with the outside world
and not be contaminated and their
lives not be blasted by a life of wrong
thinking and a low standard of
morality. The sneaker again, as at
the opening address of Sunday, im
pressed that this was the theory which
he sought to plant into the hearts of
the fathers and mothers, as well as
the joung people, and this was the
cultivation and training of the mind
in the proper channels and the plant
ing of the proper knowledge of the
great vital truths of themselves and j
their duties and functions that theyi
would be called upon to perform in
the course of time. He showed the
l.inocent child as it came to the knee j
of the mother with its wondering
question as to the creation and the
often repeated evasive answer that
for a time served to satisfy the child,
but which was not the truth in its en-
tirety, and then later the child gather
ed from its contact with those outside
r. wrong idea and conception of the
proposition, and this started in the
growing rain of the child the wrong
line of thought that could not but
produce a low standard of thinking
and a tendency toward a low standard
of morals. Too often the parents of
a child viewed the discussion of these
vital truths with their children as
something to be shunned and avoided
and left the child to drift, and when
at last the child realized that it had
been left in the dark or deceived by
the ones whom in all the world they
should expect the utmost confidence
and truthfulness, in that hour the
confidence of parent and child was de
stroyed and the knowledge based on
wrong ideals was accepted and allow
ed to grow into the thought and life
of the little one until it completely
mastered their future action and be
cause of the failure of the parent the
child goes wrong. He gave a number
of very pertinent stories from his ex
periences throughout the world of the
different misguided and blinded par
ents who had visited h'.oi an 1 told how
pure and unsullied their child- en were,
when they had been kept in the dark
as to the great truths of life, when
as a matter of fact the parent and
child have deceived both themselves
and each other in this matter in which
they should have shared with each
other. Too often ignorance has been
allowed to be considered innocence by
the parents, and the growing child
was called to pay the price of the
neglect of its parents to pertcrm th?
function given them in parenthood in
planting the trursi in the mind of
their child and naming the mind to
be pure and mold it along the higher
ideals of life that it might control the
future of that O ild and Iring it
forth from its battle witn ihe world
unshaken and unsullied.
The address of Mi. Joy was listen
ed to with the closest attention by the
entire audience ui I thiie is r.o doubt
that if the persons present do not at
tend any of the othe. lectures they
have been uplifte 1 by the clear-out
appeal made to them last evening by
this talented gentleman, who for the
f ast twelve years has labored in the
cause of the youh all over the world
in the spreading of the doctrine of
the higher and pur r thinking and in
the uplifting of Ire standard of liv
ing and morals.
The address this evening will be on
the subject of "The Boy Problem as
We Face It," and gives promise of be
ing as interesting as the previous
ones and leads on a step farther in
the discussion of life's vital questions.
At the song service this evening a
male trio, consisting of Bert Norr, E.
J. Browning and B. A. McElwain, will
furnish a special musical number, in
addition to the special work of the
COUNTERFEIT HALF DOL
LARS "SHOVED ON" SOME
OF OUR BUSINESS MEN
From Tuesday's Daily.
In the past few days there has been
much complaint among several of the
business houses over the fact that
someone has been working them with
counterfeit half dollars of the date of
1913. The "queer" is a pretty crude
appearing job if a person pays close
attention to the coin, but as most peo
ple do not give more than a passing
glance at the change they receive or
in a small pmce of money that is paid
to them it is pretty easy to get by
with the bad money. The specimens
of the half dollars appear to be most
ly lead, as the difference between
them and the real 50-eent piece can be
easily discovered if close attention is
paid. The public is warned to be on
the lookout for these "bum" coins, and
if anyone secures a 50-cent piece they
should pay close attention to them
and try and locate the place of
Conorer's Jury Meets.
From 'Wednesday's Dally.
The coroner's inquest on the death
of the late Joseph P. Wood was held
yesterday morning :it Louisville
Coroner J. F. Urer.dei and a jury
composed of Lee May field, M. N.
Drake, It. C. Yant, L. Boedeke" and
C. W. Marrian,who viewed th2 body
and took the evidence in the case and
returned a verdict that th j deceased
came to his death y !ein struck by
u moving passenger train of the Mis
We have just received our Valen
tines and Washington Birthday Novel
ties, consisting of the crepe paper
folds, napkins, seals, cupids. little
red hearts, hatchets and the like.
Come in and see them at the Journal
OF JUDGE WOODS
More Details in Reference to the
Tragic Death of One of Louis
ville's Best Citizens.
From Tuesday'3 Dally.
More complete details of the tragic
death) of Judge Joseph P. Woods of
Louisville have reached this city and
state the facts of the untimely taking
away ol this splendid citizen. ine
r.orth-bound passenger train of the
Missouri Pacific was standing at the
station as the judge came to the depot
on his wav up town, and started to
pull out on its way to Omaha, and the
judge started to cross the track, when
the train suddenly backed up to get a
better start, as the track was filled
to quite a depth with snow, and the
rear car of the train struck Mr. Wood,
knocking him down, and his head was
almost severed from his body where
the wheels passed over it. The snow
was blowing and swirling very badly
and it is thought this prevented a
view of the train from where Mr.
Wood was crossing the track, and it
was upon him before he could escape,
as there were large banks of snow on
each side. The accident occurred at
11 o'clock, as the train was late in
reaching Louisville from the south.
Judge Wood was 70 years of ago,
instead of 80, as was stated yester
day, and besides the widow leaves five
sons and two daughters as follows
George II. Woods of Beach. North Da
kota; John Woods of Mt. Ayr, Iowa;
Charles, Lamont and Clifford Woods
of Louisville; Mrs. Louis Eddy of Lin
coin, and Mrs. Charles Jackman of
For years Judge Woods has been
one of the leading citizens of Louis
ville precinct, and there' were few in
that section of the county held in
more higher esteem and respect than
this worthy citizen, and his place in
the life of the community will be hard
to replace and his absence "from a
large circle of friends will be missed
indeed. He was very prominent for a
great many years in the Modern
Woodman circles of the state and held
the position of state deputy for sev
eral years and was at all times a man
who done his utmost in any task that
might be given him.
To the sorrowing widow and family
in their hour of grief the deepest
sympathy of the friends throughout
the county will go out in their loss of
a kind and loving husband and father
and a most useful citizen.
IS THE GROUNDHOG A LEGAL
IZED WEATHER PROPHIT?
"orr Tuesday' Dany.
Today was the day officially known
as groundhog day, as on this notable
occasion the wily weather prophet is
supposed to emerge from his winter
quarters, and coming up view the out
look for the breaking up in winter. It
had been hoped by the believers in the
power of the groundhog that he would
not be able to cast his shadow, but
the sun came out sufficiently to allow
his hogship to view his shadow for a
few minutes,-and according to all the
rules of Hoyle, this means six weeks
more of winter, but we can at least
take consolation in the fact that the
weather cannot get much worse than
it has been during the past month.
The appearance of the groundhog was
really cheering only to the coal man,
as it may mean more consumption of
coal. One of our oldest citizens, how
ever, states that there is not much in
the groundhog theory, as these ani
mals do not flourish in Nebraska, but
only exist in Missouri, and there the
people have to be "showed" anyway.
Left at One of the Stores.
About two months ago, a man's
light gray heavy overcoat, lined with
gray and white striped satin to waist.
Anyone noticing such a coat in their
store please notify the Journal office.
List your Farms and City Property
with T. H. Pollock.
Returns Home From Hospital. j
Krom Wednesday' Dallv.
This afternoon Mrs. Joe Wales, why
has been for the past two weeks in
the hospital in Omaha undergoing an
operation, was able to return home
to this city. She is feeling much bet
ter since the operation and her many
friends will be pleased to learn that
she has shown such improvement and
to welcome her back home. Mr.
Wales accompanied her home, having
gone to Omaha this morning to as
sist her in her journey.
GROUNDHOG DAY IS PAST
AND WE KAY ENJOY SOME
BRIGHTER WEATHER SOON
The indications for a few days of
good weather appear brighter today
than for some time, and the sun, long
hidden behind the dull, gray clouds.
beamed forth at intervals 'during the
day, cheering the residents of the city,
who had almost forgotten what the
ord appeared like, ar.d the sunshine
and breaking clouds aliowed the prop
erty owners to begin an assault on
the snow which has covered the walks
for the past few days, and as there
has been almost a continuous down
fall of snow it has been impossible to
remove the snow as it should be, al
though it has been looked after nicely
by the residents of the down-town dis
tricts. If it were possible there shouli
be some means provided whereby the
city could remove the snow from the
walks and tax the same to the prop
erty owners, which would insure the
snow being removed more lapidlv, but
such a plan would of necessity call fo-
'.he employment of a large number of
men to look alter the work anu see
that it' was done in the proper man
STANDING OF THE PIANO
CONTESTANTS AT EAST
WOOD HARDWARE STORE
From Wednesday's Daily.
The standing of the contestants in
the piano contest at the store of G
P. Eastwood are as follows, and shows
a keen interest being taken in th
race for the fine piano:
Mrs. Philip Rhin
Mrs. II. W. Klinger
Miss Josephine Warga . . .
Miss Klara Bizanz 131,2.0
Miss Tillie Halmes 117,375
Miss Violet Keil 105.015
M. E. Sunday School 101,328
U. B. Church 101,105
Presbyterian Church 100,825
Miss Grace Nqlting 100,495
Mrs. J. McGee 100,175
Miss Vera Campbell 100,105
Miss Helen Horn 100,000
Mr. Charles Isner 100.009
Miss Bessie Wiles 100,000
You will have to work hard if you
expect to win the $25 Vitaphone to
be given away on February 15th.
G. P. EASTWOOD.
THE ELKS ADD TO THE
FOLD SEVERAL WORTHY
MEMBERS LAST NIGHT
From Wednesdav's Dally.
The Elks last evening enjoyed a
most pleasant session at their beauti
ful club house on North Sixth street,
and also gathered into the fold of the
order County Commissioner Julius
Pitz, Claus Jess and C. A. Miller,
who were properly adorned with the
ntlers of this splendid benevolent
order. After the close of the regular
business of the lodge a social session
was enjoyed and a feast of spare-
ribs, sauerkraut and pig-tails, which
was most thoroughly enjoyed ana
proved a pleasant feature of the
gathering of the representatives of
the order. The Elks have in prospect
a minstral show which they will pre
sent after the Lenten season, and all
of the talented members of the lodge
will be drafted in taking part in the
Wall Paper. Gering & Co. Phone
YET LAST RIGHT
The Biggest of All, and the Church
Jammed Wilh Surging Audi- .
t-nce of Hundreds.
Joy truly reigns in the city, if the
large crowds attendin.g the meetings
of George Ellingwood Joy can be
taken as an indication, and the keen
interest taken by young and old alike
in the meetings grows on apace with
each passing day. The Methodist
church was filled again last night to
its doors with an eager crowd of the
citizens of Plattsmouth, all awaiting
the appearance of the magnetic
speaker, who has outlined so many
truths during his stay in the city.
Pieceding the opening of the ad
dress of Mr. Jov the large choir of
forty voices, under the leadership of
Miss Malhilde Vallery, gave a num
ber of very inspiring selections, an I
the special number contributed to the
program was the bass solo of Mi.
Don C. York, given in his usual plea-sing
manner. The scripture lesson
was read lact evening by Rev. W. is".
Leete and the prayer offered by Rev.
F. M. Druliner, while at the close Rev.
A. G. llollowell pronounced the
The address last night was, in its
strength and logic, really the strong
est delivered so far during the course
cf lectures and took up as its subject
"The Unity of the Educational Pro-
The speaker, in the opening
of his remarks, touched on what the
meaning of a successful life really
was in its truest sense of the word
of the standard of the world that
measured success through the eyes,
of the almighty dollar, instead of that
cf a true, pure Christian life, which
had been filled with the spirit of
Christianity from its starting. Mr.
Joy pointed out the difference be
tween a life filled with only thoughts
of selfish sorid gain and one that had
been touched by the spirit of the life
of the Master, and drew a beautiful
mental picture of the close of the two
lives when the man whose life had
been warped throughout by his living
rjurely in piling up wealth and pass
ing leaves it behind with no good
deed to mark his life, while the other,
11'ed with the spirit of Christ, could
-as on and look back on a career
clan and pure and with many deeds
of helpfulness to their fellow man to
Tark its course through all time. He
thoroughly impressed on his hearers
'he fact that a life not touched by
the spirit of religion was not a suc
cess in any way, as it had left out the
greatest of all gifts.
The speaker pointed out the close
connection that exists between the
body, the mind and the spirit of the
boy and man, and that to secure the
greatest success these parts must ne
trained in unity with each other
that a training of the spirit along
toward a religious life without the
physical body and the mind being de
veloped along similar lines would be
fruitless, as the great operation of
nature provided that all functions
should move in thorough harmony
with each other, as God had intended
that they should, and impressed on
his hearers that this work in the
church, the school and the home
should proceed along the great lines
laid down in the creation of mankint'.
Too often each are taken up to be
handled without regard to the other
elements that enter into the makeup
of the man or boy, with litUe suc
cess. Mr. Joy pointed out the neces
sity of the mind being trained in
early childhood to clean ideals, the
ldy treated with the same care and
thought and the spirit brought into
touch with the religious life in keep
ing with the advancement of the per
fect body and mind. As an illustra
tion, Mr. Joy pointed to a number of
slight physical defects that would af
fect the mental advancement of a
child and retard their progress in
education and life, which had been
overlooked in the training in the
school where the efforts were center- j
ed on the mind without the due re
gard for the physical causes that
might retard the proper development
of the child or boy. The same care
should be given to each of the three j
great functions of the boy or child,
that v. hen they had reached the apex !
of youth and passed into manhoo
they might .stand clean and upright
among their men and with the proper
training to form their spirit to resist
the things that tempt and lead off so
many from their path of a pure, un
As in the lectures of the evenings
before, Mr. Joy pointed out the neces
sitv in the home of starting the train
ing of the mind of the child, the care
of the body and the cultivation of the
spirit, that as they came from the
home into the school they might con
tinue oi this perfect operation of the
three great attributes of the human
race, all of whom had been intende
to be a necessary part of the perfect
man by his Creator.
The logic and argument used by M;
Joy in presenting the theory of the
unity of education were most con
vincing to everyone, most ot whom
had, as is generally the case, never
viewed the rearing of the child from
this viewpoint, which is undoubtedly
the correct solution of what has often
baffled the parents in their efforts 10
bring up their child by spending nil
their efforts on one phase of the mat
ter onlv, and ignoring what was
clearly the divine plan of life, anJ
through this the years have been fill
ed with misshapened lives, when the
application of the training of the
child in body, mind and spirit in per
fect unison would result in a perfect
This evening the meeting will be in
the nature of a popular number, and
Mr. Jov will answer any question in
regard to the lectures given that may
be presented to him, and anyone get
ting their written question in by 8
o'clock, or who desires to ask them at
the meeting, will be given the
privilege and have the questions an
swered. At the close, in compliment
to the 'young people of the city, Mr.
Joy will give a number of musical
IMPROVEMENTS AT WEYRIGH
& HADRABA'S DRUG STORE
from Wednesday's Dally.
The firm of Weyrich & Hadraba
are contemplating some very ex
tensive improvements in the interior
of their store that will give them a
great deal more room for their large
stock of goods and its proper displav.
They have secured the use of the sec
ond floor of the building, which was
formerly occupied by the Eagles as
lodge rooms, and this is being re
modeled into a large store and sales
room for the wall paper department
of the story, where their large stock
can be displayed to its best advantage
in the proper manner. A stairway is
being built that will connect the main
store with the second floor and allow
the removing of the present stairwav.
which will be torn out and the space
added to the main store room, which
will give an addition of some four feet
to the width of the room and allow a
much better arrangement of the stock
than is at present afforded. The
dark room used by those who desire
in the finishing up of their kodak
work, will be placed in the rear of the
loom under the stairway that is now
being constructed and will be ample
to care for the demand of the patrons
who find this a most convenient place
to look after their work in this line.
A number of improvements will be
made in keeping with the enlargement
of the store room that will add great
ly to the facilities of this up-to-date
Asks for Probate of Estate.
A petition has been filed in the of
fice of the county judge asking for
the probate of the estate of Elizabeth
Stettler, deceased, of near Alvo. The
petition is presented by Harley Wolf,
a nephew, and states that the deceas
ed at the time of her death was seized
and possessed of some $10,000 worth
of real estate and $1,000 in personal
property, and leaves as her heirs sev
eral brothers, sisters and nephews.
Attorney Dale O. Boyles of Alvo ap
pears as the attorney in the case for
M. Tritsch, refracting optician, at
Gering & Co.'s Wednesday and Sat
urday evenings. Examination free.
Farm Loans at low rates.
Annual Meeting of Stockholder, th;'
Association in Prosperous Condi
tion, Re-election of Officers.
Krom Tuesday' Datl.
Last evening the stockholders 'if
the Livingston Loan V Building as
sociation met in their annual m'-ctin,;
to look over the business of the com
pany for the year ju.t closed and to
elect the officers for the ensuing year-.
Thecondition of this company, which
is one of the leading financial institu
tions of the citv, snows a sr.cndi.l
gain in the past year ai l iie man
agement of the affairs of this sp'-'ii-
did corporation resulted in the Joing
of sume .c'8, 707.33 worth of buii:"-s
during the year 1:13 ami on this
showing the stockholders feel th.it
they have cause for feeling mighty
well pleased. The loans i-t the start
ing cf the year U13 were ?130 )7."'.
and at the beginning of the year 1!M t
were ?150,120.0'., which shows a i t
gain of some $10.23 for the yci
which is most pleasing, as it shows
the growth and the placing of th?
funds out to earn divider.. Is for th-?
stockholders of the compury. A
great deal of credit is due to the oi
ficers and directors of the company
in making such a spicniiid snwoig
and especially is this true of the ('.'..
of the secretary, where Mr. ('. G.
Fricke, the secretary, lias been a most
earnest worker in looking aftN' tin
placing of the loans and handlin r ih
arge amount of business of this home
The capital stock of the company
was increased lrom ?u,.; l tn
amount of .114.21i, making a ret
eain of some $0,484 in this one item.
The recerve fund was increased fro:n
$8,000.20 to $10,000, making an in
crease of $1. '.(5)3.38. The assets of the
association shows a net gain of .-ome
?lf,!85.74 for the year. The repo, t
of the secretary to the stockhoi-i n ;
hows the following condition of th
finances of the company:
325 .' i
nsurar.ee and taxes paid
Due from stockholders...
Real estate contracts ....
1 (). 70
Reserve fund ,
3 :,713.7 '
Total $100,8 P. 70
The officers selected by this enter
prising association for the ensuing1
year were as follows:
President D. B. Smith.
Vice President F. G. Egenbergcr.
Secretary C. G. Fricke.
Treasurer Dr. C. A. Marshall.
Solicitor A. L. Tidd.
Directors for Three Years H. M.
Soennichsen, F. G. Egenberger, F. E.
This is one of the biggest business
nterests in the city and its prosperity
may be taken as an indication of the
general growth of the city, and aM of
he business done by the company i-
by Plattsmouth people for Platts
mouth and its interests, as the stock
holders all reside here ami the suc
cess of this splendid institution is a
decided boost for the city and it in
terests. In the years of its exist nee
the Livingston Loan & Building as-
ociation has contributed much to the
success of the city and the advance
ment of the interests of its stockhold
ers, and each year a dividend of 10
per cent is declared on the investment
District Court in Session.
""mm Wednesdays Dally
This morning Judge Begley opened
he district court for a short session.
nd the care of William Dunn, et al..
s. Eva Elliott, et al., was taken up
by the court. The court tomorrow
expects to resume the trial of the
weitter case. The Dunn case was I.ii 1
over until later, as the court has
taken the consideration of the attor
neys in the case under advisement.
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