The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, March 25, 1915, Image 1

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NO. 50.
State ili-torioM
Arrangements Being Completed for
the Grand Event at the Parmele
Fmm Tuesdays Dally.
The big entertainment of the year
has just been definitely announced for
the night of Thursday, April 8th,
at the Parmele theater in this city.
when the Elks' minstrel will be pre
f-ented for the approval of the amusement-loving
public of the city. The
company has been rehearsing for the
past several weeks, and now have
their production in such shape that it
can be definitely stated that it will
be one of the best musical and fun
provoking features that has been
given in Plattsmouth n many years
The soloists and chorus of the
minstrel embraces some of the best
voices in the city and the selection oi
the songs for use in the show are
such as to insure its success in every
way. Popular hits right off the bat
will be used in the opening part of
the minstrel, and in the hands of the
capable members of the cast can be
depended upon to be well worth hear
ing by those who love good high-class
The fun and jokes, which will be the
sparkling features of the show, are
the real dope and prepared with a
view of making the event one that
will be the biggest and funniest of its
kind ever shown in this city.
The fact that the attraction is to
be composed of all home folks makes
it far more pleasing to the public, as
the jokes can be fully appreciated and
it can be depended on that they are
full of snap and vim. The production
has been under the direction of L. D.
Hiatt of Murray, and with his clever
ness and experience to aid the boys
they have developed into real first
class minstrel men.
The musical numbers will be
strengthened by the fact that a
seven-piece orchestra will be used in
the accompaniment, composed of the
Holly orchestra, together with sev
eral talented musicians from Glen
wood, who will carry out most suc
cessfully the rendition of the musical
For the second part several very
catchy and pleasing specialties have
been arranged for, including dancing
and singing acts, and single and
double turns, which cannot fail but
to please even the most exacting
theater-goer. .
The prices for the minstrel will be
r.0 cents for the entire house with
the exception of the gallery, where the
price will be 25 cents.
From Wednesdays Dallr.
Yesterday there was filed in the
district court a suit entitled Nellie
Toote and Lula Finley vs. the Na
tional Fidelity and Casuality company,
in which the plaintiffs ask that judg
ment in the sum of $1,250, with in
terest at 7 per cent from December,
1913, be given them, covering a policy
issued for accident insurance to Jacob
William Yallery, father of the plain
tiffs. The petition of the plaintiffs
further states that Jacob William Val
lery received on March 22, 1910, a
policy numbered 30017 to replace one
numbered 1GG9, which was carried by
Mr. 'Yallery with the defendant com
pany, and such policy provided for ac
cidental death that the sum of $1,250
should be paid to the heirs named in
the policy, who are plaintiffs in this
case. On the night of December 27,
1913, Mr. Yallery, while en route
home, the petition states, slipped and
fell and died in a short time from the
effects of the fall, and as the amount
of the policy has not been paid the
plaintiffs pray that judgment in this
sum be given them.
Wall Paper.
Gering & Co. Phone
Enjoying Their Trip West.
From Tuesday's Dally.
A letter has been received in thi
city from Mrs. Marvella Howland
King, announcing that herself and
Mr. King and little daughter had ar
rived in Los Angeles and were very
much pleased with their trip, and look
forward with much pleasure to thei
sumer's stay in the California city
They have secured apartments in the
same neighborhood as that of Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Weseott and have enjoyed
a very pleasant visit with them.
From Tuesday's Dam-.
Several days ago there was a caller
at one of the offices in the court house
whose appearance betokened the fact
that he was a stranger to soap and
water and whose unkempt beard was
filled with large fragments of earth
end other foreign particles, including
"chawin," and this moved the tender
heart of one of the gentlemanly of
ficials to such an extent that he offer
ed to stand the expense if the wearer
of the "alfalfa" would consent to part
ing with some of the dirt and a few
of the whiskers. This was agreed to
and the man was sent to one of the
barber shops, where he announced his
mission, and the scene for the strug
gle was laid. After the man had been
properly prepared with Bon Ami, Gold
Dust and other toilet preparations to
make dirt fly, the beard was trimmed
and the man went forth so completely
changed as to be unrecognizable by
even those familiar with him. Yes
terday, as per request, the bill was
presented to the gentleman sending m
the order, and his surprise may be
imagined when he saw a bill for some
34.50, including ore for $4.09 for har
rowing and fumigating the whiskers
efore the cutting of the first crop
was commenced. However, he felt
better when he saw a reduction for
cash that brought it down to 25 cents.
From Tuesday's Dally.
This morning a young man of the
city, who apparently has a great dis-
ike of manual labor, was gathered up
by the police and brought before
Judge Archer, who after giving him
severe lecture on the folly of the
manner of life he was leading sent
im on his way with a warning to se
cure some means of livlihood or facing
charge of vagrancy and a sojourn
to the city bastile. The young man in
question has been here several years
and in the last few years has done
ery little, and going to Nebraska City
a few weeks since was ordered out of
that city, as he was carrying on the
same program down there and they
romptly ordered him out of town and
he came back here, where he has
been for the past week. He is physical
ly strong and 'capable of performing
manual labor of any kind without
hurting him, but seems rather loath
to allow someone else to support him,
and has been in rather hard straits
since coming back from Nebraska
City. He promised the judge and
police that he would seek work in the
country at once if allowed to go free,
and the police will see that he does
not conduct himself in the future as
he has in the past. This is a very
pood move and will probably result in
doing the young man a great deal of
good in the future if he heeds the
warning of the court.
Yisits With Old Friends.
From "Wednesday's Dally
Mrs. John Nearhood of Blair, Neb.,
is visiting at the home of the Propst
family for a week or ten days. The
Nearhood and Propst families were
neighbors in Kansas twenty-five years
ago, when the Nearhood family re
moved to Blair and the Propst family
to Plattsmouth, and when they visit
together much pleasure is had in con
versation of the old times. Hot winds,
grasshoppers, prairie dogs, dry weath
er and hailstorms are all fresh in their
minds. Mr. and Mrs. Nearhood are
now enjoying a fine home near Blair
in their declining years.
Commercial Clubs Are Anxious to Get
the Co-Operation and Good
Will of Farmers.
From Tuesday's Dally.
That is the paramount issue just
now, says the Omaha lrade i.xhibit
Nebraska and Iowa in this regard
are a little better, but very little, than
Kansas, and in Kansas, as one of the
trade papers from that state says,
business has been almost paralyzed
lately because of the mud.
Since the principal industry of our
state is agriculture, since the prin
cipal wealth comes from that source
and since the principal owners and
producers of that wealth are the
farmers, it is vital to the general pros
perity of the state, of these states,
that the roads be passable, be open for
service at any and all times.
The roads in our states are the
veins, the arteries of our circulation
If circulation stops !
While we are rejoicing right now
over the abundance of moisture, over
the heavy snow that has been like
a blanket to keep the winter wheat
in good shape all winter and will sup-
ly the moisture for the spring
growth we must also consider what
that same snow is doing to the roads
at present.
If this were a condition that could
not be helped, like the weather, it
might be endured, but it is not so.
The roads can be made independent
of the weather and it is important,
of the greatest importance right now,
hat we proceed to do something a
great deal, along this line during the
resent spring and summer.
The whole industry of a state, every
ine, suffers because of bad roads. The
farmers lose no more than the mer
chants, the merchants no more than
the wohlesalers, the wholesalers no
more than the manufacturers or other
producers, and along with these in
terests are the bankers, the profes
sional men of all lines, the laboring
men, the capitalists, in fact, there is
o one, save possibly the mail order
houses, who are not hurt by baa
There comes another thought. The
mail order houses thrive best with
poor roads. They are about the only
people who are not concerned at the
present situation, when traffic over
he country roads is almost at a stand-
The worst of it is that it is unneces
sary and a shame to our progress and
prosperity. We have been doing work
on the roads in a sort of happy-go-lucky,
hap-hazzard way, with more
hazzard than hap, and only in the
very recent past has there come a
real, organized co-ordinate effort to
do some real, permanent work in these
states of the middle west.
Just now we have a situation that
a horrible example, a real citing
of just what poor roads can do for a
state where melting snows put prac
tically every means of country trans
portation save the railroads out of
Farm people cannot get to town.
Occasionally, one member can mount
good horse and ride through the
mud and get the bare necessities, but
11 "trading" is stopped. The stores
of the inland towns are practically
sold out, even at that, because stocks
can't be "freighted" in. Traveling
salesmen cannot get to them, and
could sell nothing if they could, be
cause the stocks are bought and tied
p on the way.
Commercial clubs are anxious to get
the cooperation, the good will of the
farmers. They are working towards
community building. It seems to us
that the only place to start, the great
est thing to do in all this work, is to
onsider the roads. Its all very well
for a lot of enthusiastic automobile
owners to get out with some shovels
and cover over a few culverts some
nice afternoon, but what is needed is
real system of road work that will
eep the entire highway open to traf
fic the whole year around.
M. Tritsch. reft acting optician, at
Gering & Co.'s Wednesday and Sat
urday evenings. Examination free.
Yisits at Hospital.
From Tuesdav's DaUv
Yesterday W. B. Rishel was a visit
or in Omaha at the Immanuel hos
pital, where his daughter, Miss Mar
garet, is recovering from an opera
tion for appendicitis, and he states
that she is getting along in fine shape
and will soon be able to return home.
He also reports that Mrs. Harry Ask-
with and Mrs. Jennings Servers, who !
are also in the hospital there are get
ting along nicely.
From TuesdaV Dally
Among the changes in running
schedules on the Burlington, which it
is rumored among the railroad circles,
is that No. 9 and No. 10 will be re -
stored to their places on the time
card after the first of April. The
taking off of No. 10 especially was
felt quite keenly by many of the
residents west of Lincoln, as well as
through Iowa, who were extensive
patrons of this train, and it was very
convenient for parties from this city
who might be in Lincoln and desired
to return home, as it reached Platts-
mouth at 1:40 and permitted persons
Lincoln much more time before
they were compelled to leave. No. 9
has been filled by No. 1, which was
placed on the same running time
Omaha from the east at
1 p. m.
From Wednesday's Dally.
The Retail Clothiers of Nebraska,
ho met yesterday at the Fontenelle
hotel in Omaha, had a splendid ses-
sion from all reports and were able to
form an organization for carrying on
the work in the future. This state
organization formed yesterday will be
affiliated with the national organiza-
if in m.' ii if ii f ii iriM z-i r r tx i i imm i hi vrt it . I I
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in the upbuilding of a community of
interest betwen the clothiers. The
meetings were held in the small ball
room of the hotel and the attendance
was one of the representative clothing
men of the state from the different
town. Plattsmouth was represented
at the meeting by George H. Falter,
of the firm of Falter & Thierolf, and
C. C. Weseott, of Wescotts Sons.
The clothiers were entertained at
noon At luncheon by the Retailers' as
sociation of Omaha, and at dinner in
the evening by the wholesalers at the
Omaha club. In the selection of of-
ficers of the association Plattsmouth
was recognized in ine selection oi v..
C Weseott as secretary-treasurer oi
the new association. Fred H. Barclay
or rawnee City was selected as presi-
rTanf rf Via ccAAiotiAn O AT a (TPP
w. ooviw.., w .
ot Lincoln was made nrst vice presi-
dent, and K. &. w ncox oi umana sec-
ond vice president, andJNlr. Weseott
as secretary and treasurer. The next
meeting was nxed upon as umana in
February of next year.
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Harve Manners, proprietor of the
garage on lower Main street, has
,wt, tw v, is Rnmf ovnprt in the
work of rebuildings cars having con-
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QtnWpd nntn truck nut of what
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was a mass oi scrap iron and junK.
He purchased the wTeckage of the car
of John Wehrhein. which was de-
stroyed in the garage of Mr. Wehr-
being that burned at his farm west of
this city last May, and paid the sum
of $25 for the wreckage. He then
started in and straightened out the
parts which were in bad shape as the
result of the fire, and fixing them up
secured some new pieces to replace
those which had been absolutely de
stroyed, and now has the truck out
running around, and if a person did
not know of it, it would seem almost
A Recital That Will Give Our Citizens
an Opportunity of a Lifetime
to Enjoy It.
From Wednesday's Dally.
ine lovers or high-class music in
this city will be given a rare oppor
tunity to hear a program of the very
best at the Parmele theater on Wed
nesday, April 7th, when Miss Agnes
ivnumcen. ui mis cuy win De neara in
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concert for the first time since her re
turn from abroad.
Miss Knoflicek has just returned
1 from Prague, Bohemia, after two
years study under Prof. Suchv. the
leading violin instructor at the Prague
conservatory, under whom she
studied privately. Prof. Suchy pro-
nounced her the most talented Ameri-
can he had heard in his musical work
and declared that her talent was such
as was possessed by few, and especial-
Iy by one of her years. Other eminent
violin instructors and artists in this
country, as well as Europe, who have
heard Miss Knoflicek pronounce her
to be one of the finest that it has been
their opportunity to hear for years,
land this praise comes well deserved,
as those who have heard Miss Kno-
fiicek play can attest.
She makes her first appearance
since her return, with a program of
the highest classics, carefuly selecting
each one to satisfy the critic and
please the public, and convincing them
that the higher classics are appreciat-
ed by the music-lovers. She is assist-
ed by Miss Helen Sedelack of Omaha,
who has studied extensively at Berlin
and other European cities in the past
few years and who is pronounced as
one of the finest pianists in the me-
trODOijs. Both of these young ladies
are artists in their lines and their ap-
prance here will be filled with the
&reatest of pleasure to those who en-
joy a rare musical treat. The Par-
mele should be filled to hear this tal-
ented plattsmouth lady, whose work
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warm approval from the critics of the
old and new worlds.
From Wednesday's Daily.
This morning Mr. B. Bulik arrived
in this city from Chicago to take up
his work here as instructor in physical
cuiture at the T. J. Sokol hall in this
city. Mr. Bulik is a young man and
wen versed in the athletic work that
: 3 a feature of this society. He has
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oeen acting as an instructor in one oi
the Turner halls of New York, but
decided that he would rather go west
and iocated in Chicago, but learning
of the need of an instructor here, got
t h with the local T j. Sokol so
ciety and came on out to look after
the physical training of those desiring
it. He will start in Monday in form
ing his classes, and will meet the boys
and men desiring to take part in this
line of work at the hall on Monday
evening, and then the classes will be
arranged, while the ladies' and girls'
classes will be arranged later. Mr.
cuiiK win teacn iencing, as ne is an
expert in this line, and will take up
CAJJCl k lit lino mm w -i- I
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all branches or physical culture, doui
tor tne men and women, nis coming
fills & long-felt want and will be very
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much appreciated hy tne ookois, as
well as others interested in athletic
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5', matM (AKJi Luaia.
Why not get a Farm Loan, pay off
all your small loans, get a low rate of
interest and a long time to pay?
Office in Telephone Bldg.
Real Estate Loans and Insurance.
P. A. Hild, wife and child were in
the city yesterday for a few hoais
looking after some business affairs
with the merchants, as well as to visit
with relatives and friends.
Rain Adds to Yaried Weather.
For the first time this season a real
rain storm visited the city last even
ing and added to the large amount of
varied weather that has visited this
city in the past few months. The
rain, however, looks as though the
spring season might not be far distant
and this is surely pleasant news to
the residents of the city. The rain
ceased early this morning and it has
become much colder, with a fresh and
biting wind from the north to make
it very fresh in getting around.
As Soon as the Weather Settles the
Work of Repairing Them Should
The approach of spring brings with
it the thought of what is going to be
done in regard to the improving of
the roads and streets of the city and
county. As soon as there is any set
tied condition of the weather there
I should be a concerted effort made to
try and secure the dragging of the
roads to get them "in as good shape as
possible to stand the spring rains and
to insure that they will be in fit on
dition for travel.
Reports from the farmers coming
to this city indicate that the road
throughout the county are in very bad
shape and need the attention of the
road overseers and the residents of
the districts through which the roads
pass, and they should try and get into
the game as early as possible and see
that everything possible is done to
make the traveling as easy as pos-
sible. In a great many sections of the
Icountv and in manv neie-hhorhoo!s
the farmers have in the Dast shown
th emselves loval believers in good
,-oads bv frettine- busv with the old
road drag and putting the roads in the
best possible shape for traveling, and
this spring, with the great amount of
moisture the neeessitv for irettinir the
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roaas into snape win De nanaicappea
somewhat, but wherever possible there
should be steps taken as soon as the
weather permits to get busy on the
One of the roads that will need a I
great deal of attention will be that of
the automobile road north of this city,
which will be greatly affected by the
wet weather and which will require a
great deal of work to keep it in shape formly successful. He had piosper
so that travelers from the metropolis ed while in business in Nebraska, but
to this city may go over the road
without injury to their machines. The
peculiar soil formation along the
bottom has proven quite a
stumbling block to the road in the past
and it seems that it must be graded
Up to quite a height to insure it being
in shane for travel during the rainy
seasons, and this matter should be
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looked alter as soon as possiDie.
The roads leading into the city from
the south should also receive the at-
tention of the good roads boosters and
be fixed up in proper shape
Marvin Root of Omaha, notice of
whose serious illness appeared in this
jjajier seveiai uaja ag, w 'cpjucu as i
getting along as well as could be ex-
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pecteo irom nis very tenous conai-
uion, anu meic i uui unit uitnge
his general condition, although the
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temporary paralysis oi me lower
izmos seem to De yielding to tne mas-
Icocra trpfltmpnt trivpn him Tfia rimnir
man nas suffered greatly and his
menus in uus cny nave Deen very
apprehensive for his recovery, but as
he has stood the strain of his suffer-
ing in such splendid shape they feel I
that perhaps he may be able to re
cover, and it is certainly to be hoped
that he will. .Ihe case is a very
serious one and the friends of the Root
family here will anxiously await a
favorable word that Marvin is show
ing improvement.
Paints and Oils.
Phone 36.
Gering & Co.
Death Closes His Long, Honest and
Able Business Career Former
Resident of Plattsmouth.
A large number of his many friend
fathered at the family heme yester
day afternoon to pay respect to the
memory of Charles II. Pinkham. The
funeral services were conducted by
the Rev. Dr. F. S. Blayney, who paid
a tine tribute to the departed ami
spoke words of consolation to the
bereaved. Many floral offerings tes
tified to respect and esteem.
Charles Hubert Pinkham was born
at Port Hurton, Mich., March 17,
He resided at Peoria. 111., from 1M'.5
to 1870, and in 18C7 was married to
Luella White of that city, who died
in 1872. One son survives this mar
riage, Charles, a merchant ot Holly,
The deceased resided in Nebraska
from 1870 to 188, practically nil of
which time he was engaged in th-
merchandise business. In 1874 he was
married to Helen Cooley, who sti !
survives. Two sons, James, a mer-
chant at Hartman, Colo.; Frank, -
partner in the business in thin citv,
and a daughter, Mrs. Chas. Ho:zvorth,
of El Paso, Texas, survive his second
marriage. All of the children were
with him in his last hours,
Mr. Finkham came to Abilene and
established himself in th? dry g o.l.
business in 1889, and has been uni-
the floods practically wipad cut th.
accumulations of years, ile Levari to
rebuild in Abilene on an investment
ff little else than courage, rugged
honesty and credit based on a tk-ii
business record; but thc.c solid vu-
hues made his business :i sutiC-M from
the start and his businM met with a
stead v growth and hU d-v t. vl
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establishment in this city h.n tr:-on2
one of the best in thij n-rt of the
Mr. Pinkham was an iias.vjrning.
modest man, and while he never im
posed his ideas upon othcrf he v.a a
person of well defined an J fixed prin
ciples. He reserved the right to !
his own thinking and, without regard
to difference of opinion, h-j cdmirel
other men who did the same.
It took time to know Mr. PinVK-rn
intimately, but he was much admire 1
by those who knew him 1-e-t. He
dealt in especial kindness with theve
around him and in
his business -
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there existed a loyalt which is sol
dom equaled. His lite was rich in
k - indiv and charitable :ict which he
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himself never mentioned and wmr'i
were known to but: few, and the r.?c 1
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oi money um nut ui-.u i n.
if he believed the ciuse worthy.
In life Mr. Finkham was a success
;n departing he leaves a monument to
courage, honesty, kindness. Abilene
Daily Chronicle.
The late Mr. Pinkham was in busi
ness at houtn wind, iouisviua an.i
Plattsmouth, from 1870 to ar.d
was well known oy the pioneer l si-
dents of Cass county. Ar-s. George E.
Sayles of Cedar Creek is a rister-in-law
and George R. Sayles of this city
a nephew of the deceased.
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