The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, February 15, 1915, Image 1

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NO. 69.
The Willmuth Carnival Company,
Monster Affair, to Be Here for a
Week, Beginning May 21.
From Friday' Dally.
The advance announcements in the
i musement line for 1915 seems to be
ne of the Lest that the city has ha J
in prospect for the past few years
It is the fact that the great Willmuth
shows and street carnival will be with
us on the week beginning May 24th
i"or the entire week, and everyone can
begin to mark this out in red ink as
one of the big events of the year for
Plattsmouth people.
The carnival company comes here
with the highest possible recom
mendations, and those who claim to
be in a position to know state that
their attractions are among the best
:n the carnival world, both in size and
tne splendid features of the different
attractions. As was stated by one of
those who may be interested in the
handling of the shows here, the com
pany is on.; that will more than please
the people of Plattsmouth, as it com
bines all the latest features that
might go to make the event a glorious
ruccess in every way. The best known
retraction of this company is their
large circis, which is one of the
features of the aggregation of show.-!.
This circus is complete in every way
and a large number of animals are
carried, together with equesterians,
acrobats and other performers who
might enter into the carrying out of
the differer.t circus stunts." 'A free
tlrect paraiie will be given each day
?y the carnival ocmpany and ample
opportunity afforded the public for
entertaininment in the free attrac
tions, which are as good as any car
ried by the carnival ocmpanies
throughout the country and include
r.n aeroplnre, with a daring aviato-.
The question of locating the show
was a serious one at first with the
company, but it is thought that they
an be placed sucessfully along the
:;ver bottom east of the city, where
there is ample space and where the
shows will be of easy access to the
people from Main street. The demon
stration last year when the carnival
company was forced several blocks
away from the business section of the
city lost considerable money for the
merchants, and the affair should be
located nearer the heart of the city, if
From Friday's Daily.
The residents of the village of
Tnion have decided to take hold of
the lighting problem in the proper
.-hape by the placing of a plant there
'hut will in the future furnish elec
trical illumination for all who desire
i'. The plant will be operated by the
illage as a municipal plant and
should be a great success, as an in
stitution of this kind has long been
needed in our lively little neighbor
ing town. The village board has se
cured a large thirty-horse power
Alamo gas engine which will furnish
-.he power for the plant, and an
c-'ghreen-kilowatt generator will fuv
nish the current to the residents of
ine village at a very low figure.
There will Le a large 100-watt lamp
placed on each crossing of the city,
which will be allowed to run all night,
while the residence section of the city
will enjoy a twenty-four-hour service.
The board find the people of Union
have long considered the advisability
of securing light for their town and
n erecting the municipal plant feel
that they have reached the best solu
tion of tha matter and one that will
r.e the most satisfactory to the
I ntrons of that city in general. Unio l
is a very lively little village and it3
residents propose that it shall bo
Kept abreast of the times in all mat-
ters of public improvement in every
way possible.
Taken Down With Lumbago.
From Friday's Dally.
C. C. Wescott, the clothing man not on the job today as usual
h wing been forced to succumb to th
attacks of lumbago which has cot
confined him to his bed, and it i
needless to say that the attacks o
this very painful malady are not very
much enjoyed, but he hopes in a few
diys to be rid of the visitation.
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday being the birthday an
niversary of Mrs. George E. Dovey
her family and friends decided to as
sist her in celebrating the occasion
in proper manner, and in honor of the
event a most delightful time was en
joyed last evening at the beautiful
Dovey home, and this most worthy
lady congratulated by her friends on
the passing of the day and the hopj
of many more such happy occasions
The evening was spent very pleas-
ently in playing games of all kinds,
nd in music, which served to make
the evening one of the rarest of pleas
ure to all assembled. In honor of the
b-rthday of their charming hostess
she was presented as a token of
esteem by her friends with a hand
seme mahogany tea wagon, which
will be treasured very highly in the
years to come as a remembrance of
a most delightful time. At a late
hour a most tempting and delicious
buffet luncheon was served most
harmingly by Misses Edith Dovey
and Janet Patterson. Those who were
present at the happy event were:
Messrs. and Mesdames T. P. Living
ston, E. H. Wescott, William Baird,
C. C. Wescott, J. P. Falter, R. F. Pat
terson, G. H. Falter, T.-II. Tollock.
Rev. W. S. Leete, L. O. Minor, Henry
Kerold, J. H. Donnelly, Mrs. Kate
Minor, Mrs. A. M. Arries, Madame
Leete, Misses Ruth Neyland, Leta
Holdridge of Omaha, Mia and Bar
bara Gering, Julia Hermann, Gret
chen and Marie Donnelly, Madeline
Minor, Messrs. Major Arries, Dr. M.
A. Klein of Omaha, Byron Arries.
Fritz Fricke, Don Arries, Edwin
Fricke, H. R. Gering of Omaha, Mat
thew Gering, John Falter.
From Frldav's Daily.
The meeting of the Loyal Sons'
class of the Christian church last
evening at the home of Clarence an 1
Leon Stenner was one of the most
pleasant that has been given by the
class and the members were treated
to one of the most pleasing lectures
they have enjoyed so far this season.
Superintendent W. G. Brooks of the
city schools was v the lecturer of the
evening and chose as his subject,
"Modern Knighthood," taking up the
origin of the creation of the Order of
Knighthood and the obligation that
each one took as they were made a
knight to support their king, their
God and defend the helpless and
worthy, and then the speaker com
pared the old creation of the knight
with the modern man who owed his
obligation to support the state, the
worship of God and tke defense of
those justly needing his assistance.
The debate on the question of govern
ment ownership was quite warmly
contested, as the sides were readjust
ed so as to give them a more equal
share of the debaters, and a red-hot
argument followed that lasted for
some time, but was finally decided by
the judges in favor of the negative
side. The rest of- the evening wa3
spent in a number of very amusing
games, which was very much enjoyed.
At the next meeting, in two weeks,
Rev. Hollowell willl be the lecturer of
the occasion.
Frank Pelan of Brainard, Neb., who
has been here for the past four days,
a guest at the home of M. G. Stava
and family, departed this morning for
his home. This is the first time in
twenty years that Mr. Stava and Mr.
Pelan had met, and they greatly en
joyed the visit.
Few Suggestions to Those Wh
Send or Go Away From Home
to Buy Goods.
From Friday's Daily.
The home merchant. Who is he?
He is the chap who gives you credit
when you are financially broke, an
cames your account until you are
able to pay.
He is the chap who gives you back
your money or makes exchanges
when you are not satisfied with wha
you have bought.
He is the chap who stands behind
bis guaranty, and makes restoratioi
of all losses that you may sustain on
the goods you buy.
He is the chap who meets you at
the door with a handshake, and lets
you out with a message to the "kid
and a real come-again good-bye.
He is the chap who meets an I
greets you on the street every day in
the year, and takes a neighborly in
terest in your familv and vour af
He is the chap whose clerks and
ookkeepers and other employes live
in your town and spend their money
with you and with other home people.
He is the chap who pays heavy
taxes to help support our schools, an 1
brild our streets, and maintain the
fire departments and police depart
ments, and parks, and lighting and
water service.
He is the chap who helps support
jour churches ana hospitals ana
charity organizations, and your lodges
unu voiaiiietciul clubs, and talks for
vour town and boosts for your town
every day in the year.
He is the chap who visits you when
you are sick, sends flowers to your
family when you die, and follows your
body out among the trees and tombs.
s far as human feet may travel with
the dead.
He is the home merchant your
neighbor your friend your helper in
imes of need.
Don't you think that you ought to
rade with him, and be his friend an 1
his helper in the time of his need?
Don't you know that every dollar
hat you send out of your town for
merchandise, is sent to strangers to
men who never spend a dollar in your
ome town, to men who would not
rust you for a box of matches, to
men who would turn you over to the
police if you should enter their of-
ces ?
You don't save much, frequently
nothing, when you send your money
ut of your town and you take all the
isk yourself of short weight or meas
ure and of getting damaged or in-
erior goods. And don't you know
lhat the growth and prosperity of
our town depends very largely upon
he success and prosperity of the
ome merchants? Out-of-town peo
ple judge our city by the appearance
tf our stores and the degree of
enterprise shown by our merchants.
And our home merchants cannot suc
ceed unless home folks give them
loyal support.
From Friday's Daily.
At the meeting of the State Hard
ware Dealci s' convention held in Oma
ha this week Fred-Ebinger of Plain
view was elected to the office of vice
president of the association. Mr.
Ebinger ha3, during his years of busi
ness in the state, been one of the
liveliest" hardware men in the state,
r.nd while a resident of this city was
in the forefront of everything tend
ing to advance the interests of this
line of trade, and the association will
find him an active official in his
duties. Mr. Ebinger has- been very
prominent for years in the state in
the hardware business and is well
known thioughout the eastern section
of this state.
News of Death .Received.
From FrMnv'a Da 11 v..
A message was received here la.-t
evening, iy w. i. uosencrans an
trr n t-
nouncing the sad news of the death at
her home in Gretna, Nebraska, of
T.Trs. Hughes, mother of E. T. Hughe
of that place. Mr. Hughes is
brother-in-law of Mrs. Rosencrans and
quite wen known nere, ana in his
' ereavoment will receive the most
sincere condolences of the friends in
this city. Mrs. Hughes quite well
advanced in years and her death oc
Ci'ired on the litty-seventh anniver
sary of her wedding.
From Saturday's Dally
A very pleasant Valentine party
and tance was enjoyed last evening
by a number of the young people of
the city at Coatcs hall, and there
were some twenty couple in attend
ance at the delightful event. The
party was given under the auspices
of the Cosmopolitan club and much
pleasure was secured from the oc-
cas.on. ihe club rooms were decorat-
d in streamers of red and white with
ed hearts and cupid.s intersperse!
throughout the decorations, and the
place cards at the several tables were
of red hearts pierced by a golden a?--
ow. During the evening light re
freshments consisting of ice cream,
rake and coffee, were served most
charmingly by the committee in
charge of the event, and in honor of
the wily St. Valentine the ice cream
was served in th? form of hearts.
The fun and pleasure continued until
the midnight hour, when the company
f young people wended their way
homeward, -feeling - tut th-cccasioa
had been a most pleasant one. The
dance hall was decorated with fes
toons of colored lights and red hearts.
From the dispatches appearing in
the World-Herald this morning it
would seem that John R. Pierson, who
was formerly engaged in the banking
business at Union, in this county, has
decided to locate at Springfield, Neb.,
having purchased the interests in the
Farmers State bank formerly owned
by John C. Mangold, who has been
the casher of the above named bank,
and Mr. Pierson will at once move his
family to Springfield, where he has
purchased the residence of Mr. Man
gold. Mr. Pierson has had consider
able experience in the banking busi
ness at Tecumseh and Union and
should be well qualified to look afte'
the business at Springfield. The
friends of Mrs. Pierson, formerly
Miss Eva Allison of this city, will be
pleased to learn that the family has
decided to locate so near the old home
Funeral of Little Child.
From Friday's Dally.
The funeral of the little lC-months-
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Ealdwin of this city was held this
afternoon at 2:30 from the late home
and the services were attended by a
large number of the friends and
neighbors of the bereaved parents.
The little one passed away yesterday
after a short illness, and in their hour
of grief the parents will receive the
deepest condolences of their many
friends in the taking away of the lit
tle one who had gladdened their
household for such a short time.
W. K. Fox, county treasurer of
Cass, was in Lincoln Tuesday calling
on friends and looking in on the legis
lature. He called in at the Herald
officeigave us the glad hand and drop
ped a dollar in the subscription slot.
Always glad to have Kelley call when
n the city, and he never loses out.
Lincoln Herald.
G. W. Burnett of Pacific Junction
was attending to business matters in
this city yesterday and was a pleas- i
ant caller at this office.
First Husband of the Deceased
Lady Lived in Plattsmouth
Thirty Years Ago.
From Saturday's Daily.
The funeral services of Mrs. 51.
Roelofsz were held Sunday afternoon
from the Christian church. A large
number of sorrowing friends and rela
tives had assembled to pay their last
respects. The services were conduct
ed by Rev. P. Van Fleet of the M. E
hurch. He took as his text, "There
Shall Be No Night." He illustrated
the beautiful life of Mrs. Roelofsz by
reading many very appropriate pas
sages of scripture. His sermon was
forceful and full of the spirit of "kind
ly litjht" painting beautiful thoughts
and impressing the hearer with the
fact that a great and good woman had
passed from time to eternity to the
great future beyond. The sermon
was cne that will long be remembered.
Mrs. Roelofsz was taken sick last
week and seemed to be in a serious
condition. She revived some and was
thought to be getting better. On
Friday she was taken with another
sinking spell and she passed away at
10 o'clock a. m.
Pauline Boos was born in Wayne,
Washington county, Wisconsin, on
March 1-1, 1857, and died February 5.
101"), aged 57 years, 10 months and
21 days.
She spent most of her girlhood days
in Wisconsin with her parents. She
came to Nebraskaa bout the year 1875
and settled at Louisville, Neb. Feb
ruary 9, 1877, she was united in mar
riage to Clans Erekenfeld. For a
number of years they continued to
live in Louisville, where Mr. Breken
feld operate 1 a flouring mill. In 1901
Mr. Brekenfeld purchased the mill ;n
Elmwood and the family moved here.
To the union of Claus and Pauline
Brekenfeld were born seven children,
four of whom died in infancy. The
three remaining are: Jacob C. Brek
enfeld of Springfield, Mo., and Claus
W. Erekenfeld and Cecelia W. Brek
enfeld of our city. Their father died
January 2, 190(5.
Mrs. Paulina Boos Brekenfeld was
united in holy wedlock to Henry
Roelofsz October 27, 1900. Mrs.
Eoelefsz was a lifetime member of the
German Lutheran church.
The body was interred in the Elm
wood cemetery. Elmwood Echo.
Mrs. Roelofsz was for a number of
years a resident of Plattsmouth,
where her first husband was quite
active in business life here for some
thing like twenty-five years, and re
moved from here something like 18
years ago, when Mr. Breken
feld disposed of his interests in the
hardware business and later located
at Elmwood, where he operated the
flouring mill until his death several
years ago. The friends of the family
here will be greatly grieved to learn
of the death of this estimable lady.
From Saturday's Daily.
Foi the first nime in weeks the
moderating weather gives promise of
giving us one of the finest days that
it would be possible to find, and it is
much appreciated, coming as it does
after one of the most disagreeable.
The rain of yesterday afternoon and
last night played havoc with the snow
and ice and this morning when the
residents of the city awoke they saw
the greater part of the snow and ice
had disappeared, and it can tTuthfully
ba said that there was little regret
expressed by anyone over the fact.
The general rain over this part of the
state yesterday will cause a great
amount of water to be poured into the
creeks and streams in this part of the
state and the old weather forecastei-s
are predicting
that there will be a
great deal of high water in the open
ing of spring.
Entertains for Friends.
Yftsterday a very pleasing valen
tine dinner was given, at the cozy
home cf Mrs. Henry Steinhauer, when
their son, Edgar, entertained a few o
his friends. The repast was most de
liciou.s, and following the elegant din
ner the afternoon was spent in games
and music, which proved most pleas
ing to the jolly crowd present. Th
guests present were: Messrs. Percy
Dimmitt, Ross Lowe and Harvey
Hencger of Nebraska City.
Well Known and Highly Respected
Citizen, and One Whose Genial
Good-Natured Countenance Will
Be Sadly Missed.
This morning at 10 o'clock at his
home in the west part of the city, one
of the oldest and most highly respect
ed citizens passed away after a long
and lingering illness due to that most
dread malady hardening of the
arteries this was John Peter Keil,
for years one of the leading farmers
of Eight Mile Grove precinct, but who
for the past two years has made his
home in this city, having purchased a
handsome home in which he might
spend his declining years in peace and
comfort, but this was enjoyed but a
hort time until the malady of which
he cued made its appearance and
gradually sapped away the life of this
grand good man. Mr. Keil was, at
the time of his death, some C8 years
of a,?e. .. .
J. P. Keil was born on November
2(, 184(5, at Ueberau, Hessen-Darm-stadt,
Germany. He was confirmed
in the Lutheran faith at his home
church when in his fourteenth year,
and had been a most devout member
of lhat faith since that time. In 1867
Mr. Keil emigrated to America and
settled near Pekin, Illinois, where, on
October 18, 1807, he was united in
marriage to Miss Katherine Wolf.
For sixteen years the family con
tinued to make their home in Illinois,
and in 1883 they removed to Ne
braska, locating in this county, where
Mr. Keil had since made his home
and was ranked among the best of our
people. To the marriage of Mr. and
Mrs. Keil fourteen children were born,
five of whom have preceded the father
in death. Besides the widow, Mrs.
Katherine Keil, the following children
are left to mourn the passing of this
grand good man: Philip Kiel, Mrs.
Katherne Tritsch, Mrs. Louise Sey
bert, William, Henry, Louis, August
and Charles Keil and Mrs. Olga
Schroeder. all of whom reside in this
county. One brother, George Keil,
of Pekin, Illinois, is also left to mourn
his passing.
The funeral will be held on Wednes
day afternoon at 1 o'clock from the
home of A. F. Seybert, where Mr.
Keil and wife have made their home
for some time. The services will be
conducted by Rev. J. H. Steger of the
St. Paul's church, in German, and
Rev. F. M. Druliner of the Methodist
church, in English.
Sunday evening there arrived at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Scara-
brought, on North Third street, a
most pleasing valentine, which con
sisted of a fine, bouncing eight-pound
daughter. This is the first child in
the family and it is needless to say
that the advent of 'the little stranger
was greeted with the greatest of
pleasure and is the object of constant
admiration from all the relatives.
Teddy is just about as happy as it is
possible for a mortal to be. and the
smile he wears is one that is good to
see and it is well justified, as there '
are few finer girls than the new Miss
Scarabrough. Uncle John Nemetz is
also feeling pretty frisky over the
new arrival.
Had Been a Resident of Cuss County
for Nearly Forty Yearn, and
Reared a Large Family.
Grandpa Mick passed away at his
home in Eagle Sunday evening, Feb
ruary 7th, at about 5:30 o'clock, afte
an illness of only a very few days.
Mr. Mick was one of the oldest and
most highly respected citizens of our
community, and a pioneer of Cas
county, having moved here with his
family in 1880. Funeral services were
held from the M. E. church Wednes
day at 11 a. m., conducted by the Rev.
John Davis of Cowles, Neb., and inter
ment was made in the Alvo cemetery.
John Allison Mick was born in
Brooks county, West Virginia, May 2,
1829. Died at Eagle, Cass county.
Nebraska, February 7. 1915, at the
age of 85 years, 9 months and 5 days.
Was married to Sarah Elvin Vaughn
of Brooks county. West Virginia, on
August 16, 1854. They soon moved to
Vermont, Fulton county, Illinois,
where they lived until the year 1805.
hey then moved to Jasper county.
owa, and Jived there until the year
1880. They then came to Cass coun
ty, Nebraska, where they have re-
ided ever since.
There was born to this union seven
sons and eight daughters, of which
three daughters and one son have pre
ceded their father. There is left to
mourn the loss of this loved one hi
widow, his daughters, Mrs. D. E.
Sheesley of Alvo, Mrs. C. C. Cooper
of Eagle, Mrs. J. V. Stradley of
Greenwood, Mrs. C. C. Price of Eagle,
and Mrs. Arthur Stradley of Green
wood; his sons, Alonzo of the western
part of the state, George of Green
wood, John of Waverley, Russ of
Eagle, Guy of Kansas and Wiley of
Alvo, besides a host of other rela
tives and friends. The children were
all present at the funeral except one
daughter, Mrs. Arthur Stradley, and
one son, Guy.
Mr. Mick was united with the Chris-
ian church in the year 1867 at Pella,
Marion county, Iowa, and was always
kind, loving father. Eagle Beacon.
The warm weather of Saturday
brought in a fair-sized crowd of the
farmers from this section of the coun
ty to look after their trading, and
most of them report that the roada
are in quite bad shape or were then,
as the melting snow of Friday and
Saturday caused a great deal of w i
ter to move from the hills into the
creeks and small waterways, filling
them up in great shape, and at some
points they were reported to be out
of their banks. The sudden change
from the warm weather of the
two days of the week, however, caused
much of the ground to freeze up agai.i
and stop the thawing to a large ex
tent. It is safe to bet, however, that
when the warm winds of spring ar
rive there will be plenty of water in
the creeks throughout the county an 1
the residents of the lowlands should
prepare to look out for their welfare
in the opening up of the spring sea
son. Charles F. Guthmann and wife an J
Miss Guthmann and Miss Margaret
Hallahan were among the passengers
this afternoon for Omaha to witness
hp resentation of "Paddy Whack," by
Chauncey Olcott, at the Brandeis.
J. F. Stull, who has been here for
a short time visiting with his brother,
C. Lawrence Stull, departed this
morning for his home in Louisiana,
going via the Burlington.
Mrs. John Lutz was among those
who were passengers this morning on
the early train for Omaha to spend
a few hours there looking after some
matters of business.