The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, March 22, 1915, Image 1

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NO. :.
A Large Factor in the Building Line, j
and Our Manufacturers Look for
a Season's Good Business.
rmm Friday's Pally.
The concrete and brick-making in
dustry of the county is getting to be
the largest factor in the building line
md in this respect the firm of Peters
S- Richards of this ritv i in th front
rank in the making of the finest kind
of ornamental brick and concrete
wcrk. Thev have iust installed a
brick-making machine at their build-
mg on lower Main street, and here
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an Kincis oi iancy oricx oi any snaue
desired is being turned out. They
have not got in full operation as yet,
but the specimens on exhibition at
their workshop are certainly as fine
as can be found anywhere. The
bricks that present the finest appear-
f-nre to the eye are those of the crav
and red granite, which certainly are
as fine as can be found in any place
in the country. These bricks placed
cn the exterior of a building would
certainlv make a most beautiful finish
and doubtlers much of the new build-
ing operations will include these orna-
mental bricks during the coming sea-
tnr, TTi a firm i tn Cnr,r.iT' th.u
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bricks in any shade desired and thev
will be found one of the most at
tractive finishings that could be put
into a building.
The firm is also contemplating the
installing of other machinery that
will make their concrete and brick
making department one of the largest
rnd most complete in this part of the
Ftate. All manner of fancy designs in
ornamental concrete work will be
looked after, as the firm has secured
new moulds and designs to cover all
liner of this variety of work and will
make this one of the leading features
of their summer campaign in the line
of concrete work.
They are getting their office room
gradually fitted up, although there is
stii; quite a goou aeai oi work in tne
decorating of the walls and wood
work to be carried
Out before the
Thi Imilrlino-
room is completed.
which was forraerlv ono of the most
neglected in the city, has been placed
in first-class shape by Peters & Rich
ard and makes a welcome addition
to the manv attractive offices and
store rooms on Main street.
From Friday'. Taily. '
We had the pleasure today of be
ing shown through the apartments
that Henry Boeck has fitted up on the
second floor of his building at Sixtlrl
and Mam streets. Mr. Boeck has di
vided the second floor of his building
into small flats or apartments, which
are fitted up in the most up-to-date
manner. The apartments on the Main
street side of the building are oc
cupied by Mr. Boeck and wife, while
the two three-room fiats are occupied
by other tenants, leaving the four
room flat vacant. This fiat is com
plete with bath room, gas and elec
tric lights, gas range, as well as a
iarge coal range and heated with
rteam, which makes it very cozy and
comfortable in every way and every
thing in the rooms is clean, as it has
been newly repapered and fitted up.
A large tank in the kitchen supplies
hot water to the bath room, and a
more convenient suite of apartments
would be hard to find. The elevator
in the rear of the store is used to
convey articles . and . fuel from the
ground floor to the different rooms
on the second floor. On the west side
of the building a large porch was put
up the past year, which is a most at
tractive spot in the summer months,
rnd this has been enjoyed thoroughly
by tho.e who have lived in the flats.
The rental for this flat of four rooms
is only $18.
Wedding stationery at the Journal
Purchases a New Farm.
The Frank Albin farm, northeast o
Union, has been sold by the owner to
Charles Spangler of near Murray, and
the new owner feels well pleased with
his having been able to secure this
excellent farm. The deal was con
sumated through the efforts of Miss
Etta Nickels of Murray, who conduct
ed the negotiations for the sale.
From Friday's Dally.
The old building on lower Main
"re next to tne ax. bmith shirt
factolT which for years has presented
huite an unsightly appearance, is to
De eatiy improved by tne placing of
"cw iru"L 111 "ie uuiiaing, ana mis
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i TT1 ATP mo1 th "WrtT-L" J O c frm w rrs4 Kir
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lum 1Jner Wl" see inai tne irori
" Pul in in Proper snape to make it a
credlt 10 that se,tn of the city. This
room nas oeen usea more as a store
room in the Past few J'ears than for
an otner purpose, and later was oc-
cuI)ied by the Sochor tailor shop, but
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bi,lte nnstmas aay it nas
Iie,u Part U1 ine SIOCK OI ne iVlonroe
5tore- ine worK on ine lront wlU re"
Quire some time' but when completed
w511 result in firreatly improving the
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appearance oi tne Dunuing. me lm-
Proving spirit seems to have struck
that seion of h? city in great shape
and everybody is getting into line
V lth some improvement to their prop
from Friday's Pally.
For some time past Messrs. Shlaes
and Peterson, managers of the Gem
and Grand theaters, have felt the high
increase in the cost of securing the
best of pictures and showing them at
the prices they have. In order to give
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01 tne merits oi ine case it nas oeen
uuin.-tr me jji.-ca til uic
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Gem only, from o and 10 cents to 10
and 15 cents- The Patrons, however,
wlH .be Piven a loner and mote ex-
tensive program than heretofore at
the Gem and the additional charge
will enable the proprietors to give
their patrons a much better program
than is possible at present. At the
Grand, however, the prices will remain
the same as usual, 5 and 10 cents to
all, and the usual program, inter
spersed with vaudeville acts, will be
given, as has been the custom in the
past. The managers of these thea
ters are desirous of securing an ex
pression from the amusement-loving
public as to their opinion on the pro-
posed raise. It is expected that the
change in prices will be made at the
Gem on Sunday next. As has been
stated, the firm desires an expression
from the public, and will gladly wel
cime the opinion of their friends and
patrons. These prices will apply to
Saturday and Sunday performances
From Friday's Dally.
Mrs. Emma Lindsey, widow of the
late William Lindsey, died ct 11
o'clock Wednesday night at the home
of her son, Joseph Lindsey, two miles
southwest of town, at the age of 82
years. Although her health had been
failing for some time her death was
unexpected, as she was able to be up
a part of the time that day. At time
of going to press funeral arrange
ments had not been definitely made,
but it will probably be held today. At
this time we have not the data from
which lo give an extended report of
the life of this estimable pioneer lady,
but will endeavor to obtain it for next
issue. Union Ledger.
Sell your property by an ad in The
Ralph C. Russell's Dead Body Found I
in Straw Stack Near David
City, Nebraska.
From Friday's Daily.
The Ledger received a letter a few
days ago from a gentleman at David
City stating that he had found a dead
man in a straw stack on his farm, and
from investigation mads by this re
porter we are convinced that the dead
man is none other than Ralph C. Rus
sell, wno lor several montns was in
the employ of Hugh Robb on a farm
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southwest of here. Mr. Russell left
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here a lew weeks ago and informed
us that he was iroimr to Weenine Wa-
ter to work in a blacksmith shop, and
f jnce that time nothing has been heard
from him. The letter we received was
written by a Mr. John Janda of David
CitJ and stateci that the body was
found on satUrdav. March G. and e-ave
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i the f0nowing description: Weight 175
pounds, 5 feet 10 inches tall, light
hazel blue eves, blue serire suit, little
black felt hat marked Union, Neb.,
patent father button shoes, finger of
left hand off at middle joint.
Upon receipt of the letter we at
once noticed that the description was
almost identical with that of Ralph
Russell, and further investigation dis
closed that Russell wore the shoes and
suit as described, that Frans & Son
sell the kind of hat mentioned, that
Russell's index finger of left hand
was off at the middle joint. It de
veloped also that Russell has two
cousins, Lorenzo Cole and Joseph Cole,
residing in Butler county, and it is
the natural inference that he had been
on his wav to their nlace. and nos-
sibly had stopped in the straw stack
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seeking shelter from the storm, but
there is nothing to indicate the man
ner or cause of his death. All things
taken together it seems almost certain
that the dead man is Ralph Russell,
ind an effort is being made to locate
his nearest relatives, and it is said
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that he has two sisters at Cherokee,
Oklahoma, but as yet their names
have not been learned. He is a dis
tant relatives of the Chalfant fam
ilies near here, but they are unable
to give any definite information that
wilLaid in the matter. Union Ledger.
From Friday's Dally.
At the meeting of the Daughters
of the American Revolution being held
in Omaha today, the gathering will be
graced by a real daughter of the
revolution in the persons of Mrs. John
Tewksbury of this city, who has the
honor of being the daughter of one of
the men who in the revolutionary war
assisted in securing our country's
liberty. Mrs. Tewksbury's father,
John Walker, served during the war
for liberty in a New Hampshire regi
ment and the honor which comes to
his daughter is one that is possessed
by few in the United States at pres
ent. Mrs. Tewksbury is 84 years of
age and as bright and keen as a wom
an of 50 and takes a great interest in
the doings of the great world. She
came to Plattsmouth over fifty j'ears
ago and has made her home here
more or less since that time. The
presence of this grand lady at the
gathering in Omaha today is certainly
worthy of more than a passing men
tion, and the members of the society
should be proud that they have the
distinction of having an original
daughter of the revolution with them
on this occasion.
District Court Meets.
From Friday's raliv.
This morning Judge Eegley came
down from his home at Papillion to
hold a short session of the district
court and to clean up the remainder
of the cases of the November term
that remain, preparatory to the start
ing of the April term, which com
mences here on April 19th-
The Stork Fays Visit.
From Saturday's Dally.
The stork yesterday afternoon paid
a flying visit to this city, and culling
at the home of Clyde Martin and wife,
I in the west part of the city, left in
their care a fine little daughter. .The
(mother and little one are doing nicely,
while the father is we'd pleased over
the addition to his family.
The Rev. Gentleman Delivers an Ex
cellent Talk at the Christian
Church in Plattsmouth.
Last evening the members of the
congregation of the Christian church
in this city were given a rare treat in
having with them Rev. E. M. John
son of Lincoln, secretary of the Ne
braska I'rison association, and aiso
chaplain of the state penitentiary in
that citv. The sermon of Rev. John
son was one of the best that has been
heard in this city and was on a sub-
ject that ,rouht to hLs hearers the
keenest of interest, as the sneaker,
who is a very convincing gentleman.
stated a number of facts that were
undisputed and pointed out the many
causes that lead to the men being in
the penitentiary, and pointed out the
system that forces many into wrong
doing, and to the church whose mem
bers refuse to g:ve recognition to
their more unfortunate brethren, but
allow them to remain in the f utter to
go whatever way they may, and hold
up their hands at tha suggestion that
they be received in ih'thurch.
He also spoke feelingly in behalf of
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"ie um nuMie one In ",e Pn
nary wno on coming iortn nau a
great struggle to try and resume their
place in society from which they had
been separated by the prison walls.
The address was well received and it
is to be regretted that there were not
more present to hear the sermon cf
Ihis splendid Christian worker, as it
would have done them good.
Mr. Jphnson has a warm spot in his
heart for the men in the state prison
and is thought of with the greatest
esteem by the men with whom he
labors in his field of Christian work,
Th wmV- of to nnr.intinn hn
done a great deal of good among the
men released from the penitentiary
in securing them a place where they
can start life anew and providing
them with protection that has saved
many from going back into wrong
doing. A short outline of the work
shows that fact:
The Nebraska Prison association
was organized to assist discharged
prisoners to get the right kind cf
start in life after their imprisonment
Recently the parole system was put
into action and now there are lew
prisoners who stay until the expira
tion of their maximum sentence. They
receive a parole which enables them
to go out while under charge of the
state, to show that they are anxious
to take their rightful place in society.
In making the parole law the state
failed to make provision for the parol
ed man. He must have employment
before he can leave the prison. He
needs citizen's clothing and there
must be some means provided for him gentleman who has the record of the acter, is now one of the leading or
to reach the place where he is to work, greatest number of marriages of any ganizations in the city, and the mem
The association is giving its attention f Omaha pastors. The young bers are taking a keen interest in the
to supplying that which the state has
failed to supply for these men. It se
cures places of employment, fur
nishes clothing and transportation for
the paroled prisoners.
In the j'ear from July, 1913, to July,
1914, there were 200 men paroled,
Some of them had friends who took
care of them. Those who were with-
out friends to help them were the
ones the association assisted. Eighty
five per cent 'of those men have done
their duty toward society and their
employers. Does it pay to save a
man from the crime line? It saves
the state, it saves business, it saves
the man in society, his family and to
citizenship. v
The association has helped more
than 1,000 men in its twelve years'
history, and when we know that more
than 7C per cent of these men are liv
ing honest, upright lives, it is proof
that an important work is being done.
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A Large Number of Relatives and
Friends Attend the Funeral of Mrs.
C. C. Parmele Friday.
lesterday afternoon, as the day
was drawing to close, in the cemetery
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rear and dear to her in life, Mrs.
v.nar es rarmeie was laid to ner
last long rest, and sorrowing family
a.u inenus gatnereu lor me last time
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lu ui, trn,ules oi love ana
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m, l HOm in ner nietime
nau oeen i.eioveu oy tnem.
ine serMces were neid at tne nome
t 3:.f:0 o'clock and a large number -f
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me menus gaxnerea to take tneir last
iarewen oi tne loving wne, motner
and friend, and the many floral re
membrances placed on the bier at
tested the deep feeling of grief that
has been felt by the entire oemmunity
over the loss of Mrs. Parmele from
their midst. The sermon was deliver
ed by Rev. II. G. McCluskv of the
irst Presbyterian church and was
cne of the most beautiful and touching
that has been delivered in this city,
I as tne speaker dwelt on the well-
j spent life of this worthy lady, just
called home. The minister spoke
words of comfort and hope to the be
reaved family in their loss and held
to them the hope of the future meet-
ing with their loved one, where part-
mg was no more. Mrs. 11. N escott
ng during the service the well-loved
hymn, "Abide With Me."
At the close of the services at the
home the body was borne to the last
reFting place at Oak Hill cemetery by
the members of the Builders' class of
the Phesbyterian bunday school, of
which she had been the teacher for a
number of years, consiting of Carl
Schmidtmann, Ben Windham, Sam I
Windham, Robert Wills, Marion Dick-
son, Dwight Patterson. Edgar Steir.-
hauer, Ed McCullough, Leland Briggs
and Ralph Larson.
The services at the grave were
brief and at the close all that was
mortal of this worthy lady was laid
to its last long rest. There are no
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words tnat can ten oi tne good aeeas
and kindly acts of this worthy lady,
as they will be remembered for all
time in the hearts of those who knew
er best.
Saturday in Omaha occurred the
marriage of two Plattsmouth young
people, wno, taking tneir irienas by
surprise, slipped on to tne me-
tropolis on the early Burlington train
to have the ceremony performed that
was to unite them for life. The con-
tracting parties were Mr. Leroy W.
Ruehland and Miss Villah Barger, and
on reaching Omaha and securing the
license they visited the office of Rev.
" uictnucxs tunuuis
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and here the words that were to make
mem as one were pronounceu uy me
people returned home in the atternoon
on No. 2, rejoicing in their new-found
happiness ,and ready to receive the
congratulations and best wishes o
their many friends. Both of the young
people are well known in this city,
where they have made their home for
years. The bride is a daughter of Mr.
and iirs. J. i. targer ana is a mi
rccomplished and charming young
lady, whose happiness will be the con-
stant wish of her many friends. The
groom, who is a eon of Mr. and Mrs.
John Ruehland, was born and reared
in this city and has here a large num
ber of warm friends who will learn of
his marriage with much pleasure and
extend their heartiest congratulations.
Hedge Posts for Sale.
5S0 good hedge posts for sale at a
price of lfic each. Wrrite or tele
phone S05-J. Frank Vallery, Platts
Dance on April 17th.
The T. J. Sokol society has made
arrangements to give a social dance
at their hall on West Pearl street on
Saturday evening, April 17th. The
occasion will be one of much pleas
ure to the dancing public and all are
invited to be present and enjoy a good
social time. Remember the date and
be on hand.
This morning in county court
Arthur Harness was brought before
Judj?e Eeeson to answer to a charge
Lf hpin int.nrrimi, nr.rf nf Winer
taken property belonging to his
mothpp of th. valup n, -orn S10
on th face f th charpes and testi
m the court found R b t t d
the lad to the stflte school for boys
U-h h v ua iftnU,I aft.r in tK
future and be learned some useful
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thp hatflp of lifp Th hov ia .,
some 12 or 13 years of age, and the
instruction and training at the school
will probably prove very beneficial to
From Friday's raiiy.
Today is the sixtieth birthday an
niversary of J. M. Young of this city,
and he enjoys the distinction of being
one of the earlv settlers of this coun
ty, coming here in 1855 with his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. L. II. Young, who
were among the early settlers of Rock
Bluffs. He was born in Virginia on
J March 19, 1853, and was only 2 years
old when he came to Nebraska, but
has resided in Cass county since that
time and saw the county develop from
a frontier of the wild west into a
most prosperous agricultural country.
He bears his years well and is still in
the harness, doing his work each day
aB though he was still a young man.
He was born on the same day of the
month as W. J. Bryan, though ten
years before, and feels this honor
very much.
From Saturday Dallr.
The members of Fontenelle chapter
of the Daughters of the American
Revolution had a very high honor paid
them at the meeting of the state so
ciety held in Omaha this week in hav-
hng presented to them a large silk
flag in recognition of the fact that
their chapter had made the largest
gam in membership of any in the
rtate. Fontenelle chapter is one of
the youngest in the state and its
membership has grown greatly in the
past few months and has won for them
the honor of holding the flag for the
coming year, and if for three succes
sive years the local society can main-
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tain tne largest per cent oi gam tney
wiH have the flag given to them. This
chapter, purely patriotic in us cnar-
Work cf creating an interest in the
early history of the United States and
the preservation of the ideal and in-
titutions of American patriotism.
Fontenelle chapter was represented at
the meeting in Omaha by Miss
Kathryn Windham, who represented
the local regent, Mrs. L. O. Minor,
wno was unable to attend, and Airs.
m. A. Street, as delegate, and a large
number of the members of the chapter
attended the meetings. The gain in
membership here reached 100 per cent
jn the past year.
For Sale.
pure bred Shorthorn bull
calves. Age from 11 to 12 rronths.
Also a few pure bred yearling heifers.
Joseph F. Tubbs,
Mynard, Neb.
Tel. 2312, Platts. Exchange.
The Loss on Buildings and Stocks of
Goods Will Amount to
About $30,000.
Shortly before 2 o'clock this morn
ing the village of Union was visited t y
a most destructive fire that laid waue
a greater part of one of the busine-s
blocks and inflicted a loss estimated
at some $30,000. The fire was firi-t
discovered in the large general Ftore
cf Charles II. Dysart, and had gained
Euch headway that it was impo.-ible
to check it, and in a very few mir.utes
the entire store was wrapped in
flames that swept through the struct
ure, which was only a frame building,
and from the Dysart store swept
the adjoining building on the east -cupied
by Hunt & Morton with a gen
eral store and meat market, while an
ice house in the rear of the burni?:g
building was also struck by the fire
fiend and swept away, and a few hours
after the discovery of the fire only a
mass of smouldering ruins marked
what had been one of the leading busi
ness establishments of our thriving
little neighboring city. The cause of
the fire is unknown at present.
The loss to Mr. Dysart on his stock
will be some $8,000, and that of the
firm of Hunt & Morton between $3.0i0
and $4,000, with only a partial in
surance to cover the loss, while the
losses on the buildings will bring the
total loss up to between S2."0'u tml
The blaze, with its good start, and
the fact that there were r.o adequate
means of fighting the fire, made it al
most impossible to do ariythinjr wiih
the spread of the flames, and for a
time it was feared the buildings on
the west of the Dysart store would be
consumed by the flames in their
course, but the fact that the small
building occupied by the postoffice is
separated from the Dysart building
saved the rest of the buildings on the
west from the path of the flames. The
citizens made a gallant fight to save
what was possible, but it was almost
out of question to do anything with
the fire.
This is the third large fire that has
visited Union in recent years and laid
waste the business section of the town,
as some four years ago the block just
south of the one burned last night was
wiped out in a fire, the origin of which
was quite mysterious. This is almost
the last of the old frame buildings
that for years housed the business in
terests of Union, and the new struct
ures that have been built have all leen
of brick, and if the burned buildings
are rebuilt they will be made mote
Saturday last was the birthday an
niversary of Sheriff Quinton. and in
order to give him a most pleasant re
minder of that fact a number of the
friends and neighbors stole a march
on him and Friday evening invaded
the Quinton home and took the KherifT
completely by surprise. The sheriff
has declined to state the anniversary
celebrated, but it is something over
sixteen years since he made his first
appearance, we will wager. After the
guests had properly surprised the
guest of honor and they had received
the usual cordial welcome from Mr.
and Mrs. Quinton they proceeded to
enjoy the evening to the utmost in
delightful conversation, and at a suit
able hour very tempting refreshments
were served which added greatly to
the pleasures of the evening and it
was a late hour when the jolly party
departed homeward. wishing the
fcheriff many more such enjoyable oc
casions. Those who were present
were: Messrs. and Mesdames John F.
Gorder, J. II. Hallr.trom, J. V. Ilatt.
Fred Majors, John Bauer, Mrs. Olga
Croscary, George South and wife of
iLncoln, Henry Larson and Miss EIa