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PLATTSMOUTII SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
fONDAY, .MARCH I, i !.--
THE DEATH OF A
A. M. Holmes, a Citizen Greatly Love.
and Highly Esteemed by All Who
Knew This Grand, Good Man.
PVnm 55-tiirdv' Da II V.
After an illness extending abou
three weeks, at the home of hi
daughter, Mrs. C. A. Ra'wls, in thi
city, Mr. Archibald M. Holmes,
nioneer of this county and state.
passed away, very quietly, surounde
by two sons, J. W. Holmes of Murray
and Art Holmes, of Chicago, and tw
daughter, Mrs. C. A. Rawls and Mrs
W. S. Smith.
Mr. Holmes was born March 8," 1837,
m Delaware county. New York
where he lived with his par
cnts until quite a lad, when, on
arriving at his majority, came to the
then new state of Nebraska, settling
in Cass county, near Rock Bluff 5
where he had made his home during
the major portion of his after-life. In
1S59 he was united in marriage with
Miss Sonhia Spires, from which
union there were born two children
they being Mrs. C. A. Rawls of this
citv, at whose home this grand old
man d!o.J last evening, and Mrs. W.
Smith of Murray. At this time they
lived on a farm just west of that on
which V. D. Wheeler now resides
west of Old Rock Bluffs.
In 1S".G he was a train united in mar
riare with Miss Martha Swain, to
which union there was six children
born, thev beinsr: James W. Holmes of
Murray. Archibald and Troy Holmes
loth of Chicago. George Holmes, who
died at the age of 12 years, and Mrs
Nellie Churchill, wife of Davi
Churchill, who resides at Kimberly,
Troy Holmes, who lives in Chicago
end who was in California on busi
ness, could not be present, either to
solace the last hours of his father's
illness or to attend the funeral, as
was also the case of his daughter.
Mr. Holmes was a consistent Chris
tian crentleman, being a member of
the Scotch Presbyterian church, and
a member all his life, or since he was
r. -mere lad.- An exarnplary Christian
citi7en. without an enemy in the
world, loved and respected by all who
knew him, and to have known him was
but' to have lored him. For nearly
forty years he lived on one farm
near Rock Bluffs, having, while he
was a resident there, owned three
farms. Leaving the farm he made his
borne at Murray, where his last wife
died in 1P0T.
The funeral will occur from the
home of his daughter, Mrs. C. A
Rawls, and will.be conducted by th;
Rev. II. G. McClusky, pastor of the
First Presbyterian church of this city
and assisted by the Rev. II. B. Ilutc'u
man of the United Presbyterian
church of Murray. Interment will be
at the Young cemetery, near where he
5 pent a large number of years of his
active life. The pall-bearers will be
Two sons, James W. Holmes of Mur
ray and Art Holmes of Chicago; two
scns-in-laws, C. A. Rawls of this city
ar.J W. S. Smith of Murray, and
grandson, Glenn Rawls, of Platts-
mouth, and a cousin, Walter Holmes,
Has Shoulder Slightly Injured.
Jce Fitchhorn, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Fitchhorn, south of this city, and
who is making his home at Moor-
croft. Wyoming, was engaged in dig
jrins: a well and was at the bottom of
it when a bucket acidentally fell into
the well, which was some 22 feet deep
at that time, striking Jesse on the
Moulder and cutting a small gash.
His many friends in this vicinity will
be pleased to learn that he was so
fortunate and escaped from any
Called to Benson to See Mother.
Henry Born and wife departed for
Benson this morning, where they go
to visit Mrs. Bora's mother, Mrs.
Catherine Huff, who is sick with heart
trouble, and considering her advanced
age, which is in the seventies, mak3s
her condition the more grave. Thy
expect to return this evening should
the mother's health be such as not
to require them to stay longer with
Proper Treatment for Biliousness.
For a long time Miss Lula Skelton,
Churchville, N. Y., was bilious and
had sick headaches and dizzy spells.
Chamberlain's Tablets were the only
thing that gave her permanent relief.
Subscribe for The Journal.
Distinguished Visitor Here.
From Saturday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon II. G. Peter
son, vjee president of the Chappell
State bank of Chappell, Neb., was in
the city for a few hours looking after
some business matters and visiting
with Mr. F. E. Schlater, an old friend
of his, whom he knew while engaged
in the cattle business. Mr. Peterson
is one of the leading citizens of" Duel
county and has been honored by his
fellow citizens with the office of coun
ty treasurer. While here Mr. Peter
son spent a short time at the court
house visiting with County Treasurer
W. K. Fox. Mr. Peterson, during his
stay here, was shown over the city by
Conrad Schlater, who is engaged in
the banking business at Oskosh, Neb.,
and who is here for a visit with his
E AT THE
Benson High School vs. Plattsmouth
Resulted in a Defeat for the
From Saturdays Dally.
Yesterday the boys and girls
tending the High school indulged in a
splendid basket ball rally after the
close of the afternoon session of the
school and proceeded to indulge in a
display of genuine enthusiasm over
their basket ball five that aided great
ly in later adding another victory to
the Plattsmouth list, at the German
Home last night. The Benson High
school team proved the victims of the
locals and their humiliation proved
complete by the score of 49 to 19 in
favor of the locals, and in every de
partment of the game the visitors
were outclassed, although the boys
from the-school here did not play the
game that they can and have at other
For the first few minutes of play
the game was fast and furious an J
the Benscnites were played off their
feet, but later the locals weakened
somewhat and seemed unable to get
their team work to going as it should
and this allowed the boys from th
Omaha suburb to annex several score?
that they were not entitled to under
the circumstances. Ray Larson who
played right forward for the locals,
was the most successful in the basket
throwing line and annexed eleven field
goals for the High school and was in
the game all the time, with splendid
success. Frank Marshall, who filled
tne position at center, was mucn
quicker than his Benson opponent and
out jumped and played him at all
times and secured seven goals for the
locals during the battle, while he was
in the midst of the fray all the time
White and Cunningham, guards, and
Speck, left forward, were greatly :n
evidence and succeeded in pulling off
several plays that aided in cutting
off the chances of the visitors scoring.
The Benson team is composed of a
very clever and gentlemanly bunch of
boys and they played a very clean
game and one free from all disorder
or "rasr-chewing," and took their de
feat in the true sportsmanlike man
ner. In the first half of the game the
score stood 20 to 14 in favor of Platts
mouth, but this was added to in the
second spasm, totaling the final result
as shown above.
The line-up of the teams was as
follows: Plattsmouth Larson, R. G.;
Speck, L. G.; Marshall, C; Cunning
ham, R. G.; White, L. G. Penson
Gardner, L. G.; Babbock, R. G.; Pil-
ant. C; Campbell, R. G.; Russell,
The game was referecd by F. G.
Dawson, the instructor at the Ger
man Turner hall, and he done a most
pleasing job of handling the ques
tions of the game.
The High school team will go to
Papillion on next Friday and take on
the strong team representing that
city, and a red-hot game may be look
Depart for the West Today.
This morning Mrs. Carl Christ de
parted for Omaha, where she, with
the children, will visit for a short
time at the home of her brother and
ister, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nelson, while
Carl will go to their new location ir
the western portion of the state,
where they will make their home in
Cheyenne county, having purchased a
farm near Marlow, that county. In
the going of this family from our
midst, Plattsmouth is losing some of
their best people, but what this city
may suffer in this regard will be the
gain for that portion of the country
in which they shall make their hem?.
The best wishes of all their friends
here go with them to their new field
OF A GOOD MAN
LAID TO REST
A Large Number of the Relatives
and Friends Attend the
Last Sad Rites.
From Saturday's Joaily.
Writh the snow falling
in benediction of his well
all that was mortal of John Michael
Meisinger was yesterday afternoon
consigned to its last long rest in Oak
Hill cemetery, and the funeral was
one of the largest held in this city for
years. To pay their last tribute to
the old and valued friend almost one
hundred relatives and friends from
the vicinity of Cedar Creek arrived
over the Burlington on No. 4 to be
present at the last services, which
were held at 1 o'clock from the St.
Paul's German 12vangelical church
and were conducted by Rev. J. II.
Steger, pastor of the church.
Long before the hour for the serv
ices the friends began to gather at the
church and at the hour for the serv
ice, when the funeral cortage arrived,
there was not a vacant seat in the
large auditorium f the chuich and
many stood in the snow and wind out
side to pay their last brisf tribute of
respect. The floral tributes were
numerous and beautiful and silently
attested the deep feeling of love and
respect in which the departed had
been held during his lifetime,
very eloquent sermon in German, i i
very eloquent esrmcn in German, in
which he paid a tribute to the worth
of Mr. Meisinger as a husband,
father, citizen and friend, and gave to
the family words of comfort and cheer
en the hopes of meeting with their
loved one in the future in another
land. At the close of the service?
Rev. Steger recited a short poem "n
English, which was beautiful and ex
presred a deep Christian thought rf
the hereafter, from from rain and
parting, and bade a brief farewell to
the departed, resting from his earthly
cares, as follows:
Sleep on, beloved, sleep and take thv
Lay down thy head upon thy Saviour's
We love thee well, but Jesus loves
Calm is thy .slumber as an infant's
Rut thou shalt wake no more to toil
Thine is a perfect rest, secure and
Until the shadows from this earth are
Until He gathers in His sheaves at
Untii the twilight gloom be over
past Good night!
Only "Good Nierht," beloved, not
A little while and all his saints shal
In hallowed union indivisible
The choir, composed of Misses
Emma Falter, Anna Seivers, Mrs. J.
II. Donnelly, Adolph Wesch and Lud-
wig ..liller, gave two of the old loved
hymns, which came as a soothing
balm to the broken-hearted relatives
and friends, while Miss Falter sang a
beautiful solo number as follows:
Is the way so dreary, O, wanderer,
Is the hillcrest wild and steep,
Far. so far. the vale bevond thee.
Where the home lights vigil keep?
Stili the goal lies far before thee.
Coon will fall on thee the night,
Breast the path that takes thee on
I ight the storm with all thy might!
Tho thy hcart.be faint and weary,
Tho thy footsteps fain would cease,
Journey onward, past, the hillcrest
Lies for thee the Tlain of Peace!
Is thy path so rough, O, pilgrim,
Passi ng in on thy way through
Dn-p.the sorrows that beset thee.
Great the burden, wild the strife?
Tho the hill of life be weary,
Tho the goal of rest be far,
Let thy whole heart to endeavor,
Turn thy soul to yon bright star.
Fr.un the toiling, from the striving,
There at last shall come release,
One shall brinjr thee past the hillcrest,
Home unto His Plains of Peace.
The casket was opened at the close
of the services to permit the old
friends from a distance who had been
unable to visit the home an oppor
tunity to bid a last farewell, and many
were the tear-dimmed eyes as the
friends filed through to take their
last earthly farewell. The body was
then tenderly borne to the resting
place in Oak Hill cemetery by tlu
pall-bearers, P. II. Meisinger and J.
II. Meisinger, brothers of the depart
ed; Jacob Tritr.ch, John Bauer, sr.,
Leonard Born and John Bergman,
brother of Mrs. Meisinger.
LAID AT BEST III
THE SILENT TOt
Funeral of A. M. Holmes Held Yester
day Afternaon and Interment
Made in the Young Cemetery.
Yesterday at 1 o'clock the funeral
of one of the best known and well be
loved citizens of Cass county was hel l
and all that was mortal of Archibald
M. Holmes, pioneer citizen of this
county was consigned to its last lon.r
rest. The services were held at th
home of his daughter, Mrs. C. A.
Kawls, where Mr. Holmes had passed
away Friday evening, after an illness
covering some three weeks. In honor
of the memory of this grand, good
man the home was filled with a large
number of sympathetic friends, who
gathered for the last time to pay a
brief tribute to one who had been not
only a most useful citizen, but a kind
and sympathetic friend and com
panion during all these long year?
that he had made Cass county his
home. The services at the home were
conducted by Rev. H. G. McClusky of
the First Presbyterian church of this
city, assisted by Rev. II. B. Hutch
man, pastor cf the United Presby
terian church of Murray, where thj
departed had made his home for th
past few years. The scripture lesso:
rnd raver was offered by Rev,
Hutchman, while Rev. McClusky,
a few remarks taken from the subject
l'recicus m tne surrru or me Lioru s
the Death of His Saints," and in this
he paid a most deserving and eloquent
tribute to the life of Mr. Holmes
which had been truly that of a Chris
tian gentleman in. every sense of thi
word. The pastor spoke most freed
of the many splendid traits of char
acter of the departed gentleman, an
his remarks were truly to the poin;
as there has been fewer men of sucn
upright character as Mr. Holmes in
this county. The relisic at the services
consisted of two of the favorite hymn
of the deceased, which he had love
so much during his lifetime, sang b
Mrs. E. II. Wescott, being, "The Home
of the Soul" and "Abide With Mc,"
. ' . ...
rnd the sott strains ot tne mus'c
came like a great peace upon th
mourning family and friends, as it
brought the thought of the future
with their loved one in another land
The body was laid to its rest in the
Young cemetery, six miles south of
this city, and the pall-bearers were
selected ftom the members of the
family, they beiner: J. W. Holmes
and Arthur Holmes, sons; C. A. Raw!
and W. S. Smith, sons-in-law; R. G
Rawls, a grandson, and Walter
Holmes of Havelock. a cousin. The
-:!eath of Mr. Holmes removes a prom
inent and well loved citizen from our
midst, but he leaves behind the ex
ample of a splendid and upright life
as an example to his family and
Mrs. Conrad Meisinger Sick.
From Saturday's Dally.
Yesterday morning Mrs. Conrad
Mesinger was taken quite ill at her
home in the north part of the city and
it was found necessary to summon
medical assistance to look after her
care. It was not possible at first to
determine the cause of the illness, but
it is thought to be due to an attackk
of the grippe and a general break
down. The friends of this highly
esteemed lady trust that she will
soon recover from her illness and be
restored to her former state of good
I have a suburban piece of prop
erty in South Park, containing four
and three-quarter acres, with a ten-
room house, in good condition; well
affording an abundance of water;
fruit in abundance for family use.
This is being offered for sale, and on
this terms can be given on a portion.
with easy payments; a portion will
have to be cash. Address P. O.
Box 243. 2-2o-d&w-lwk
Otto Puis- drove up this afternoon
from his home near Murray to spend a
looking after seme bui-
IS flU SETTLED
The McKinley People and the Ne
braska Lighting Company Have
Settled Their Differences.
The light question, which for the
past several months has been before
the public eye, seems to have been
brought to a settlement by an agree
ment reached between the Omaha &
Lincoln Power & Light company, or
the McKinley interests, and the Ne
braska Light company, which oper
ates in, this city. Under the agree
ment maue tne Aeuras.ka Jignt com
pany retains the service in this city,
as well as all east of the river with
the exception of Glenwood, where the
McKinley company will be given a
clear field. In Louisville and Cedar
Creek the McKinley cotnnany will
have the territory. In the settlement
of the competition between the two
companies the Nebraska company
makes a reduction in their rates, as
tie shown below, and which, through
the efforts of Manager Woods, is a
decided reduction for the consumers in
this city. The Red Oak line will be
continued here in this city for case et
necessity, but the current used will
come over the McKinley lines from
Omaha. The new rates will be found
to be much more acceptable to those
who use electric current and will re
sult in the saving cf considerable in
the cost of the service to the rniall
consumer. The state of th? rates to
be put into effect, as issued ! the
Nebraska company are as follows:
Taking effect March 1st, r:c wiH
bill all customers on the following
rate, for curent consumed after that
PRIMARY RATE: 11 cents net, or
15 cents gross per kilo-watt hour for
current used equivalent to or less than
the first thirty hours used per month
of the active connected load.
SECONDARY RATE: 8 cents net
or 9 cents gross per kilo-watt hour
for additional current used equivalent
to, or less than the next C0 hours use
per month of the active connected
EXCESS RATE: C cents net or 7
cents gross per kilo-watt hour for all
current used in excess of the above
90 hours use per month of the active
The active connected load shall in
each case be a fixed percentage of the
total connected load (manufacturers
rating of lamps and appliances to 'be
taken as a basis) and shall be
classified and computed as follows:
CLASS A. Shall include resi
dences, dwellings, flats and private
rooming houses, and the active con
nected load shall be computed as fol
lows: When the toal connected load
is equal to or less than 509 watts.
nominal rated capacity GO per cent of
uch total connected load, shall b3
deemed active, when the installment
exceeds 500 watts nominal rating;
33 1-3 per cent of such part of the
total connected load over and above
;iuu watts snail tie uecrneu active
CLASS B. Shall consist of custom
ers, ordinarily caned Dusiness or com
mercial customers, and 60 per cent of
the total connected load (manufactur
crs rating of lamps to be taken as a
basis) shall be deemed active. The
minimum charge for either class shall
be 50 cents pe month.
The Company shall bill all custom
ers on the gross rate and a discount
of one per cent kilo-watt hour shall
be allowed from the above rate for
casn payment- on or neiore tne lotn
day of each month.
EXAMPLE: A residence with six
ights. consisting of 1 60-watt, 1 40-
watt and 4 25-watt lamps, making a
total of 200 watts, actual connected
oad, 60 per cent of 200 watts equals
120 watts or active connected load.
120 watts for the first 30 hours' burli
ng equals 120x30 equals 3.(5 K. Y.A
which will take the primary rate of 1 1
ents net. The next 60 hours or two
times the primary rate equsly'the.
econdary rate, which will be 7.2 K
W. H., which will be 8 cents ne.'' All
in excess of 10.8 K. W. H. wouYd be at
6 cents net, on the above installation
of 200 watts actual conre.'cted load.
A customer burningy i2 K. W. J.I. in
one month, on the 20(T watt connected
load, would pay $l.ir or 9.6 cents per
K. W. H. net, while' under our present
rate it would be $1.62, or 13-5 cents
net, or 30 per cent reduction.
i R. C. WOODS, A
Manager Nebraska Lighting Co.
BALED J(AY SPECIAL.
Scvcral cafs No. 1 fine upland
piairie and alfalfa hay rolling. G?t
our special prices delivered to your
town. Johnson Bros., Neb. City.
Getting Along Nicely.
Joseph M. Roberts, who for th:
past two weeks has been enfferin;
from a seige of the grippe, hag im
proved considerably and was able yes
tcrday to be up and around at home,
although he istill unable to be out
cf doors and it will be several days
yet before he is able to be out.
THE TENSE 10
IENTS OE BAT
A Sight Worth Seeing at the P&rmele
Theater Thursday Night, March
11, in Howe's Moving Pictures.
Imagine, if you can, what happens
when our super-dreadnaught, the
Wyoming, turns loose a "salvo" of all
its 12-inch guns and hurtles 10.000
pounds of steel through the air two
or three times a minute. If you can
not imagine it, you may see it at Ly
man II. Howe's Travel Festival at the
Parmele theater, Thursday niirht,
March 11. It 'constitutes a wonder
ful lesson in efficiency and quickens a
new pride in our navy. What is
equally interesting is to witness the
'human" side during these tom:e
moments the perfect precision and
ipeed of the working of this super
human machine, and to watch each
one of the thousand men do exactly
the right thing at the right instant--and
quick as a flas-h. Even the pay
master, whese ordinary duty is wiih
accounts, nov sits ready to execute
the signal to discharge a torpedo at a
theoretical foe. The oniy man you
see doing nothing is the executive of
ficer, who, as in real buttle, has tho
melancholy duty of standing by wait
ing for the captain to be killed. On'y
under actual firing conditions as here
depicted can one "appreciate the su
premacy of the human element. This
battle practice alor.e i.s the ultimate
test of every man from commander to
galley boy. Howe's photoprraphers
spent days, months and years in
photographing this series so as to
present not alone the spectacular
phases of naval life, but what is
equally absorbing the splendid
esprit de corps and team play that
develops such masterly co-operation
of man and machine.
The ship seldom escapes without
some damage after firing "salvos."'
The force of the concussion i.s so great
that great steel doors are rometim'.s
rent from their hinge?, which have
been pulled apart like a mr.s of
The romance of industry as ex
pressed in the making of a National
cash register constitutes another feat
ure of the program. Howe selected
this particular plant, not alone be
cause it is typical of American skill,
enterprise and organization, but be
cause it is recognized the world over
as the model manufacturing plant a
monumental realization" of an idea
and an ideal. The variety of the
scenes mav be imagined when it is
remembered that 90 trades and pro
fessions are encaged here in manu
facturing machines from S.S00 differ
ent kinds of raw material .coming
from all quarters of the globe. The
registers are shipped to 75 different
countries and protect 33 different
coinages of money.
The Philippines of today and yes
terday the past and present custom.-,
costumes, dances, habits, etc., of a
strange people forms another note
worthy subject of vital and absorbing
interest, besides many other features
of rare charm and beauty, not to men
tion entirely new animated -cartoon,
which pi ways form such a welcome
and pleasant diversion.
Card of Thanks.
Wc desire to take this method of
expressing our most sincere inatiKs
to the many neighbor and friends
for their kindly assistance and words
"o, sympathy: also for. the beautiful
tiorarwnerings, during the illness an J
death! our beloved mother and
in J. Jackson.
?drV. 7 I. Jackson.
Mrs. E. K. Bamel and Family.,
Eggs for hatching and day-old
chicks from Single Comb Ilhodo Is-,
land Reds. Esrirs. $1.00 per 1-". So.00
er 100; chicks, 10c each. Special
mating prices upon request.
A. O. Iiamgc,
Koute 1, Plattsmouth, Neb.
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A ND when we say
new hats we don't
just mean newly made
h?its but new shapes,
new colors, new styles
in a word, new Stet
e u know
"Stetson" stands for
in quEility, authentic
appearance, as well as
wc do. Come take
Everybo Jy's Store
NO. 31, 1. 0. 0. F.. EBJOY
IS DELIGHTFUL TIME
Prom Saturday's Daily.
Last evening the members of
Mystic Encampment No. "1, i. O. O.
F., together with their whes, enjoyed
a most delightful time at a banqu-t
served at the hall of the order o.u
lower Main street. The feast h:ul been
carefully arranged by the committe-
in charge of Dave Wallenirren. J. K.
Kiikham and T. E. Olson, and thery
was nothing omitted to make the
event one o:f the rarest of pleasure t.
everyone fortunate enough to as
semble around the festal 1oa;d. Tho
feast prepared, by the expert chef;
was served most charmingly by the
daughters of the different nicmbcrs,
and everyone seated was enabled t
feast like a king for several hours.
This event i:s an annual occasion and
the members enjoy to the utmost t'n j
splendid opportunity given for soci.'l
intercourse with each other, and thj
gathering last evening wa.s on? of th-j
most pleasant that has beea given in
recent years. After the close of tho
banquet the jolly party proceeded t.
enjoy themselves for several hours hi
playing cards and a general social
time that was greatly enjoyed. The
members of the encampment alwavs
make it a point to see that the oc
casion is made one filled with mucdi
pleasure, and from all reports the
one last evening was certainly all
that could possibly be asked for.
Horses for Sale.
Good, well broke horses and marcs
that will do tho work; reasonable
prices and public sale terms. 'I'hona
05-J, Plattsmouth. Frank Vallery.
' you have never
thought to wear a
Stetson isn't this
Spring a mighty good
time for you to turn
over a new leaf?
f-yeryihinf to gain
end 3flirJitytIie mn5t
exclusivena of fine
hats in this coiiuiiity
to select from.
Come look t3em
ever Try a Stetson
' or before a mirror and
you il see vhat wc
mean by right.
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