The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, March 18, 1915, Image 1

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Some Spring Chickens.
A Lady Whose Memory Will Be Re
vered by.IIer Friends-Who Knew
Her Most Excellent Qualities.
From Tuesdav's Daily.
Saturday C. C. Wescott, the Buff-
Orphington fancier, was delighted
when one of his thoroughbred hen
hatched out twelve of the finest little
golaen chicks from a setting of
fifteen eggs, which is an excellent
showing for the excellent fertility of
the eggs. The chicks are bright and
lively and come from a splendid strain
of thoroughbred fowls and are the
object of much admiration from the
From Wednesday's Dally.
This morning at 8:45, at her heme
in this city, Mrs. Charles C. Parmele
passed away, after an illness covering
a period of some two years, and as
the messenger came to call her spirit
from the home and familv that she
i i ...,n u i ..u.. from TuedaVn Dnr
.u.cUcUWMHkKlu)u.iV The political situation overth:
the sleep that knows no wakening on election of the different city officiaI
mis eann. ine mness oi .irs. i'ar-
mele has covered several years and
all that loving hands or medical skill
could command were found in vain, as
she gradually failed in health. To at
tempt to bring back her health a trip
was taken by the family to Japan and
the Orient last spring, but this, too,
was futile, and on the return she was
treated at Omaha at the hospital, but
this, too, was without avail, and she
was brought home to spend her last
months with the family upon whom
she had lavished such a wealth of
love, and who saw with the bitterest
of grief the hour of parting drawing
near. Mrs. Parmele was a lady uni
versally loved and esteemed by all
those with whom she came in touch
does not appear to be attracting
great deal of attention from the ma
jority of the residents of the cii,
who seem to view the matter rather
indifferently, and the crop of can
aiuates seems ratner small this ysar,
as the law providing for the election
of officers each year does not really
make it worth the trouble of makin
the campaign, as at the best the of
fices are really a burden to the per
son noioing tnem. for tne office or
mayor on the democratic ticket,
Mayor Sattler appears to be the main
one to be looked forward to, althoug'i
the names of others, including .1. F
Falter, F. E. Schlater and Col. M. A,
Lates, have been mentioned, but these
p-entlemen do not nv nf thpm kpptti in
and her kindly ways and generous I . nc:f:nn n ,v.
p.r.i many arm anu i ie- lican R F. Buttery. C. W. Bay-
long friends, whose sorrow at her
passing knows no bounds.
Lillian K. Pollock was born
lor and George Lushinsky seem to bs
the most frequently mentioned as be-
lino- likolv tn hprul this tirlrpt nlthmiirli
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.viauison. xnuiana, in .-eptemoer, ,, p ... . r .
or.d in la.u came with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
I lattsmouth, where she had since
made her home and was reared to a
lovable womanhood in this city. Those
who have passed these years in inti
mate friendship with this worthy lady
ton as a nossihilitv on this; tirkpt. Vnr
Pollock, to I lerk and treasurer there is very little
stirring, and the situation there is
even more quiet than on the mayor
alty, and Treasurer Soennichsen and
Clerk Nemetz seem to be on the in
aa far as anv nnnnsitinn i enn.
can appreciate best the many kindly cerned flnd u looks ag though .f there
acts of friendship and love that had
made her so much to them far better
than words of pen can state. After
reaching womanhood Miss Pollock was
united in marriage in this city in 1889
to Mr. Charles C. Parmele, who, with
two children, Mrs. George O. Dovey
and Pollock Parmele, are left to
was a scrap it would be on the onice
of mayor. The law that compels citi?3
of the size of Plattsmouth to wade
through an election each Epring cer
tainly should be repealed, as it works
a hardship on the voters and taxpay
ers in compelling them to enter on a
Miare me common loss oi a iovine , i
, . me
wife and mother, and although her
voice be stilled forever, yet in their
hearts her sweet and lovable life and
character holds a sway that will in
spire them during the coming years.
Besides the husband and children, two
brothers, T. II. Pollock and J. K. Pol
lock, of this city, and sister, Mrs. C.
M. McElroy of Minneapolis, and a
foster-sister, Mrs. Alex Philby of
Tekamah, are left to mourn her loss.
To the family the deepest sympathy
of the community will be extended in
their loss and the grief shared by the
many lifetime friends.
men elected it is certainly a nuis
ance, as the salaries paid will not a'
low them to devote to the office the
time they really should have, and
when they do so it is at a great per
sonal sacrifice.
from Wednesday's Dalir
The friends in this city of Marvin
Root, son of Judge and Mrs. Jesse L.
Root, will be greatly grieved to learn
that he is in a very critical condition
I at the home of hi parents in Omaha.
Mr. Lester Barkus and Miss Jennie
Reynolds United in the Holy
Bonds of Wedlock.
From Tuesday's Dally,
Last evening at 6:30 at the home
of Rev. F. M. Druliner of the Method
ist church, occurred the ceremony that
made two of the young people of this
city as one, when Mr. Lester Barkus
and Miss Jennie Reynolds stood before
the minister and repeated the holy
and binding vows that were to unite
them for life in the bonds of wedloj'c
The wedding was a very quiet one and
the only attendants at the ceremony
were Miss Teresa Kelley and Mr.
Leonard Schafer, who officiated as
bridesmaid and best man. After the
ceremony the happy young people and
the attendants repaired to the home
of Mrs. Katherine Barnes, mother of
the groom, where light refreshments
were served to the happy party. Mr.
and Mrs. Barkus will make their homj
lere for the present at least, and this
will certainly be most pleasing to their
many friends in this city, where both
were reared to manhood and woman
hood, and to them the heartiest best
wishes of a host of friends will be
The bride is a daughter of B. J.
Reynolds of Pacific Junction, and is a
young lady of most charming per
sonality and one who has endeared
herself to all who have the pleasure
of her acquaintance, and Mr. Barkus
is certainly to be congratulated on se
curing for his helpmate a lady of such
ovable character, as those who have
known her for years will attest.
Mr. Barkus is a young man of the
highest character and possesses the
esteem of all who know him. He is
mployed in the store department of
the Burlington and is a most m-
ustrious and worthy young man in
every sense of the word.
That these two young people may
njoy many years of happiness and
joy is the wish of their many mutual
Doing Nicely in Hospital.
From "Wednesday's Dally.
Miss Margaret Rishel, who was
operated on a few days ago at the
Immanuel hospital in Omaha for ap
pendicitis, is reported as getting along
in fine shape and her parents and
friends here are delighted to learn
this fact. Mrs. Jennings Seivers and
Mrs. Harry Askwith, who are also re
covering from operations at the Oma
ha hospital, are reported as doing as
well as could possibly be looked for
under the circumstances.
The lower section of Main street
from Fourth street to the Burlington
subway, is certainly in about as dirty
a condition as it is possible to be, and
certainly should have something done
to clean it up if the public is to b
compelled to travel over it. The mu
i surely bad enough. The deep snow-
have brought in their wake a great
deal of mud and this has been deposit
ed on Main street until it is several
inches thick along almost the entire
street, although in places the north
side of the street has dried to son.e
The work of caring for the street
of the city is a rather difficult one.
and the officials have been greatly
handicapped during the entire winte
by the extraordinary snow and ba,
weather that has characterized thi
season, but now that the snow has
disappeared it seems as though there
could be some effort made to se that
the main street of the city could be
leaned up in proper shape so that.
the pedestrians over it would not be
compelled to wade through so much
mud as they now have to do.
Since He Left Numerous Articles
Have Been Missed, Which Bears the
Appearance That He Is Guilty.
riPTflDV Tfl DDnMnTrn Marvin was attending the state uni-
rttuium iu rnumuiLniv
From Tuesday's Daliv.
The taking of the social and re
ligious census of the city, which was
carried on yesterday as a part of the
religious campaign inaugurated
among the different churches,1 proved
quite successful and a greater part of
the population were reached by the
census takers. Each census taker was
provided with a card containing a
number of quetsions to be answered
by the head of the household in re-1
gard to the number in the family,
their church, social activities, reading
or amusements. While not all the
home or individuals were reached by
the census takers in their work, still
what returns have been made show ama recover'
very satisfactory increase in the
population of the city. The census
f ol'AfC U'OrO to1 finO AVA-nlt aha
From Wednesdays Dally.
they visited and everyone was ready Yesterday afternoon Assistant Gen-
to answer the different questions eral Manager Greer of Omaha, Gen
placed on the card. These will be eral Superintendent Thiehoff of Lin
used in the campaign in attempting to coin, F. R. Mullin, superintendent of
reach those who have not been brought the Omaha division; J. C. Morrison,
in touch with the movement or attend- master mechanic, and James Emerson,
ersity at Lincoln when he was taken
with an abscess in his head which gave
him a great deal of trouble and
gradually grew worse, finally bursting
and causing blood poison, as it was
through the entire body. As a result
of the blood poison Marvin has suf
fered temporary paralysis of the low
er limbs and his condition is such as
to cause the greatest uneasiness to his
family and the attending physicians
and grave doubts as to his recovery
are entertained. Marvin, since the
family has removed to Omaha, spends
his summer vacations here, and last
summer was assisting in the Soen
nichsen store, and his friends will
learn of his present affliction with
much uneasiness, but hope that he
Burlington Officials Here.
ed the meetings which are being held
at the churches during the last weeks
of Lent under the plan outlined by the
Ministerial association of the city.
roadmaster of the Omaha division of
the Burlington, were here looking over
matters for the company and visiting
at the shops.
Tomorrow evening the banquet of
the Loyal Sons class of the Christian
hurch will be held at the Modern
Woodman hall on Sixth and Pearl
trcets at 8 o'clock. The feast will be
erved by the ladies of the Helper's
society of the church, and this is in
itself enough to assure that the oc
casion will be all that it is anticipated
in the way of a delicious and sump
tuous repast that will satisfy the
wants of the inner man and place the
banqueters in a position to enjoy the
feast of reason that will be furnishea
by the interesting speakers on the
toast list of the evening. County Judge
A. J. Beeson has been selected as
toastmaster for the occasion and will
be found right on the job, and the dif
ferent speakers of the evening will
furnish much excellent food for
thought in their discussion of the vital
questions, as follows:
"The Cost" C. E. Whittaker
"The Mission of the Loyal Sons". .
P. F. Rhin
"The Young Men's Work"
- Clarence Stenner
"America at the Eat"
Harry WTinscott
"Steadfastness" D. C. Morgan
"The Idle Acre" Will T. Adams
''Covaet Emptor" M. S. Briggs
The occasion is one that the young
men, as well as the older ones', will
enjoy to the utmost in social inter
course and a genuine good time to
gether, and those who miss it will
certainly regret it to the utmost. Turn
out and encourage the boys in their
good work in a cause for their mutual
betterment and helpfulness.
Mrs. William Baird was among
those going to Omaha this afternoon,
where she will visit for a few hours
with friends.
Da n y.
Saturday of this
From Wednesday's
On Friday and
week the annual grand spring open
ing of the Fanger Department store
will be held in this city, and this an
nouncement will be learned of with the
greatest of pleasure by hundreds of
the ladies of this city, and to learn of
the opportunity that is to be offered
them at this time of securing hats
that certainly can satisfy the most
discriminating person. It had really
been expected to hold the opening
earlier, but it was desired by Mr.
Zucker. manager of the store, to have
everything in the very best of shape
for the great event and to make the
display of hats and trimmings the
most extensive and beautiful yet
shown in the city. Miss Hazelle
Emerson, who is in charge of the
trimming department of the store, has
prepared a large number of the most
modern and up-to-date of the spring
creations and just returned Monday,
bringing with her a new shipment of
the best and latest of trimmings that
money could buy in the large mar
kets of the east, which will be shown
here at the opening Friday and Saturday.
It is seldom that such a golden op
portunity is offered as has been pre
pared for the ladies at the Fanger
store and those wiio miss it certainly
will regret not having been there and
feasted their eyes on the season s
lavish offerings. All the new shapes
of hats will be shown, with the very
up-to-the-minute trimmings in the
rarest variety. The uniform
courtesy which has earned this store
such an enviable reputation will be
shown to the callers at the store, re
gardless of whether they purchase or
not, and every lady who can should
avail herself of the chance to be pres
ent and attend the spring millinery
I have a Ford touring car, been run
less than twelve hundred miles; I have
two days to sell it in; can sell it in two
minutes if you are on the market for
same and know a big bargain. Caii
can be seen at Bauer'3 garage note
the extras, $77.00 worth. Look me up
tor pnee if you . mean business; no
time for inquisitive people.
C. M. LOWE, Rink Man.
From Tuesday's Dan v.
Some time ago Mrs. Gus Schiliskie,
who resides on Wintersteen Hill,
missed a gold watch, which she had
retained for several years as a keep
sake through a great deal of ad
versity, and she was greatly worried
over the loss, as well as the fact that
Walter Schwbe, her son, had made his
getaway about the same time. It
seems, however, that this was not the
only article that was missing in the
wake of Walter or "Dutch," as he is
better known, and several other
parties are mourning the loss of dif
ferent articles which they have the
best of reason to believe departed
with "Dutch." He visited the Ward
ing place where several acquaintances
were staying on the day the watch
disappeared and asked permission of
one of them to go to his room and
make a change of shirts and the re
quest was granted and nothing further
thought of the matter until in the
evening when one of the boys oc
cupying the room returned and dis
covered the loss of a new pair of
shoes, as well as several small ar
tides of jewelry, .which belonged to
the boys. "Dutch" departed that aft
ernoon for Omaha, and nothing more
was heard of him until a few days
ago, when it was learned that he was
occupying a place in the jail at Oma
ha. serving .out a ninety-day sentence
for some misdemeanor which he had
committed in that city.
It was after this that the location
of the watch was made, when the
mother was notified that the watch
had been sold or pawned to C. M.
Lowe of the skating rink, where
Dutch" had disposed of it for the
sum of $1.50, representing that it be
longed to him, and of course Mr.
Lowe did not for an instant suspect
anything wrong, but gave him the
money on the watch and he proceeded
on his way, and it was not until Mr.
Lowe was notified of the loss of the
watch that he learned that everything
was not right, and the timepiece was
taken to the court house, where it was
turned over to the county attorney to
be given to Mrs. Schliske. The fam-
ly is in very poor circumstances and
the action of the son makes the lot
of the mother one of much grief over
his conduct and unnatural treatment
of her in this matter.
Chickens Wear the Green.
The passers-by on Main street yes
terday were attracted by the unique
and unusual display in the east show
window of the C. E. Wescott's r'crs
store. This wa3 a proud old mocher
hen surounded by eleven fine little
chicks, all busy running about to and
from the maternal wing. In keeping
with the day the mother, as well as
several of the chicks, were a lonr?d
with green ribbons in honoj. of the
great day of Old Ireland. The chick
ens were from the tlocu oi iiuff-
Orphingtons owned by Mr. (',. C.
Mrs. Kate Oliver Celebrates the Pac
ing of Her Seventy-Mth
Former Resident of Plattsmouth
Twenty Years Ago, and Is Said
to Have Relatives Here.
From Wednesdays Dally.
On Tuesday night the crew of the
eastbound passenger train found the
body of a dead man on the track
about one and one-half miles south of
this city. The corpse was taken to
Crowell, and early Wednesday morn
ing it was returned on a westbound
freight to this place. Sheriff Sexton
and Undertaker Miller took charge of
the remains until Coroner Riley came
from Wisner Wredne?day afternoon. A
coroner's jury was chosen, composed
of the following: Andy Peterson of
Wisner, and Tom Burke, Henry Wag
ner, Alva Sass, Adolph Kork and
Charles Malchow of this city. On
Thursday morning the train crew
came to West Point and gave what
meager information they could
jury returned a verdict Thursday aft
ernoon that the man came to his death
from unknown causes."
His name was Joseph Cechal, and
was a man of middle age, probably
He has a brother at Plattsmouth, it
Yesterday at hr home in thi city
Mrs. Kate Oliver, one of the pioneer
of 'Nebraska, celebrated the pas.-ing
of the seventy-sixth milestone of her
life in a most happy manner and sur
rounded by the members of her fam
ily, who remembering mother on thi
day, gathered with her. Mrs. Oliver
has the distinction of not only having
her birthday fall on that of IrelaniV
patron saint, St. Patrick, but he firt-t
saw the light of day on the old s-od in
county Tipperary, and feel warmly
the spirit of her native land.
The members of the family began to
gather Tuesday evening for the happy
event, and on Wednesday morning
wished Mother Oliver many more
such happy birthdays. The day wa
spent very pleasantly in visiting with
each other and in a fitting manner
celebrating the day. At the r.oon
hour a sumptuous dinner was served
in the dining room to the family and
old friends present, who were delight
ed with the beautiful appointment
that had transformed the dining room
into a veritable bower of beauty, and
in the decorative scheme of the spirit
of St. Patrick's day was made evident.
Through the center of the table war.
placed a number of the Irish haip
and flags in minaturc, while in the
center a large bouquet of tulips served
to add greatly to the beauty of the
scene. At each place tiny Irish
Thewere Place as favor5 Re! sham
rocks were also used m the decora
tions. In the parlor many handsome
bouquets of floral beauty were placed,
adding to the appearance of the room.
and here the family and friends m t in
happy reunion.
Mrs. Oliver came to America when
is rpnortd. hut. wtm bna not. kppii this
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wanderinp- man for twenrv venrs nd t
would have nothing to do with him," t,rasKa- bluing at iewevue, wnere me
as the telerrram to Claim Atrent Hun- 1Blml maue u,cir """ lvl a
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ter read Wednesday. Cuming County 01 years, ana J wo came to nau s
mouth, where, with the exception of
c . r. f i : . -
Tr rWhal urn knnix-T, hero trt Frae lour or Ilve
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e-reat manv. where he resided for a nas maue ner nolne
Chnrt ti ht rmm,l frr.m hp The children of Mrs. Oliver present
nm twpntv vear a sine that a the reunion yesterday were: Mrs
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time has led a wandering life over u- 1 "
v,.fjnd Mrs. A. w. Hallam and son.
appetite for liquor that in the end liver 0mahaj Ir' a"d M"; Chfrles
proved his undoing and separated him
from his family and friends, and the
first heard of him was when the news
D. Eades and daughter. Miss Fern,
South Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. D. C.
Morgan and daughter, Miss Gertrude,
of his death was sent here to his and Jiss. 01ive,r oi Vx cit'-
jirs. Annie tinier 01 rnn troos, ine
only sister of Mrs. Oliver, was pres
ent, as well as the following relatives
and friends: Dr. and Mrs. W. W.
Ward and son, South Omaha; Miss
Katherine Schrack, Mrs. George
Beadle, South Omaha; Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Mitchell, Council Bluffs; Mr.
and Mrs. W. R. DeVol, Council Bluffs;
Mrs. John Peters and daughter, Mrs.
brother, Frank Cechal, sr.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Ailan Blair of Greenwood was
Another of the .improvements being J the city yesterday afternoon for a few
made in the business houses of the
city that is worthy of mention is that
being carried out in the building at
the corner of Third and Main streets
owned by A. L. Tidd. A large area-
way is beiruj constructed along the
west side of the building preparatory
to the installing of a fine heating
plant, which will make it more com
fortable for the tenants in the cold
weather and make it much more con-
enient than heretofore, when it was
necessary to heat the building with
stoves. The lower floor of the build-
. r r
ing is used as a store room ior agri
cultural instruments by G. P. East
wood, while the two upper floors are
occupied by the Olson Photo company
with their establishment, and the new
addition to the building will be much
ppreciated by them, especially the
photo company, where a large number
of ladies are employed. This build
ing is one of the oldest in the city
nd for years was unoccupied except
by an occasional tenant, but since be-
ng 'secured by Mr. Tidd it has been
Imost constantly in use and certainly
makes a fine home for the photo com
pany, which has ample room here to
00k after its rapidly increasing busi
hours looking after some matters in
the county court.
Yesterday a hearing was had in the
county court on the petition for the
appointment of an administrator of
the estate of Joseph B. Blair, de
ceased, and Ailan Blair, a son, was ap
pointed as the administrator. The
estate is located at Greenwood.
From Tuesdays Daily.
iesterday Ben Horning departel
Petition was also filed this morning for Omaha, where he goes to enter a
for the probate of the last will and hospital to undergo an operation for a
testament of Patrick Hayes, deceased, tumorous growth that has been
of near Manley, who passed away bothering him a great deal during the
there on March 10th. The estate is past few months. The growth started
quite a large one and valued at sev- on the cheek of Mr. Homing and he
eral thousand dollars. William P. has been taking daily treatments in
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Hayes, a son, was petitioner in the Omaha for the past three months, but
case. Among the bequests made is they do not give him the relief desired
that of $200 each to the Catholic I and it is found necessary to operate.
churches at Manley and Elmwood, of While this will be learned with regret
which faith Mr. Hayes was a most by the many friends of this genial
devout and faithful member. I gentleman throughout this section of
A petition was also filed by Mrs. the county, they are hopeful that it
Nancy R. Switzer, asking that Dan H. I may result in his being given the re-
Switzer, a son, be named as the ad- lief longed for.
ministrator of the estate of her
nusoand. Dr. u. u. bwitzer. Charles- McGuire denarted thi
morning for Omaha, from where he
Philip Hirz and wife were in the goes to Osmond on a short visit with
city yesterday for a few hours looking
after some matters of trading with
the merchants.
his daughter. Miss Mary, who is teach
ing school there, and will then go to
O'Neil for a visit with relatives.