The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 12, 1915, Image 1

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The Theater Crowded to Its Utmost
Capacity, and All Parts Were
Rendered in Fine Style.
From Friday's Dally.
'lhe event long looked forward to
by the people of Plattsmouth has
passed by, and the success scored by
the Elks minstrels was all that the
most optomistic could possibly hav
hoped for under any circumstances,
and both in the large a'jidierce pres
ent and the splendid work of the pur-
formers the production was a sue
cess. There was only standing room
in the theater when the curtain was
rang up on the opening part of the
The muscial first part included in
its list of soloists and members of
the chorus some of the best voices in
the city and the songs selected were
certainly right up to the minute and
were given in a most pleasing manner
by the genetlemen in the circle. In
the muscial first part the greatest hits
of the production, were undoubtedly
scored by Mr. Bert:Knorr, who gave
as his number, "Wrap Me in a
Bundle," one of the late popular hits,
and Sam Windham, who was the
soloist in the beautiful Hawaiian song,
"Aloha Oe." and the sweet, clear
voice of the soloist made the song
more pleasing than usual. In their
numbers the young men were assist
ed by the chorus, and in the farewell
song a sextet composed of Messrs.
T. H. Pollock, B. A. McElwain, Ben
Windham, Mr. Howe, Frank Marshall
and Bert Knorr, aided in making it a
great success. Another of the suc
cesses scored in the the minstrel was
by Percy Field in his rendition of
"He's a Rag Picker," and this wa3 ful
ly equaled by "At the Garbage Gentle
man's Ball," given by O. Sandin.
The feast of melody and mirth was
presided over by James K. Pollock as
the interlocutor, and his work in this
role could not be beat, and with four
clever end men, Messrs. Percy Field,
Claude Smith, G. E. Weideman and O.
Sandin, to carry on the running fire of
catchy remarks on the different per
sons around town, were certainly very
clever and there was a constant roar
of applause over the efforts of the
Throughout the opening first part
was a splendid success and the musical
program was assisted by the efforts of
an excellent orchestra composed of
Messrs. Bruce Rosencrans, W. R.
Holly, R. Avard, Harmon and Engert
of Glenwood. E. H. Schulof and Anton
Bajeck, who were seated in the rear of
the circle of vocalists and here render
ed a very pleasing accompaniment for
the different numbers.
In the olio there were a number of
very clever specialties that were of a
high class and well worthy of profes
sionals. The Harmony Four, Messrs.
Schulhof, Avard, Harmon and Engert,
gave several very pleasing numbers in
their brass quartet and were heartily
encored for their delightful contribu
tion to the evening's entertainment.
The stunt of Messrs. Bruce Rosen
crans and Ben Windham, the jitney
boys, gave them the opportunity of
introducing a number of very clever
take-offs on the business men of the
city and the members of the Elks, and
their jokes were all original and ex
ceptionally pleasing. They introduced
in their act an automobile turn that
was very clever, and these two young
comedians are to be commended in
their offering.
Messrs. Avard and Knorr, in their
banjo duet, were very pleasing and
furnished several delightful selections
and were assisted in their turn by Mr.
Howe on the guitar.
Ben Hawkinson furnished one of the
most difficult and clever acts in the
olio and one which aroused the great
est enthusiasm in his tumbling and
slack wire act, which was one of the
best that has been seen in this city
and was as good as can be found on
the vaudeville stage today. In the
difficult unicycle act Mr. Hankinson
was right on the job and received a
hearty encore for his efforts in this
The announcement of Messrs. Frank
McCarthy and Percy Field as th men
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who made comedy famous was certain
ly well applied and these gentlemen,
in addition to their clever and spark
ling comedy, furnished a dancing act
that was one of the hits of the per
formance and the large audience were
more than pleased with their efforts in
this line.
The closing number on the evening's
program was a one-act playlet entitled
"A Race for a Million," and was pre
sented by Mr. L. D. Hiatt and com
pany, consisting of Mr. Byron Arries
and Misses Nora Rosencrans and
Emma Cummins, and the entire com
pany carried out their respective roles
in a manner that was worthy of those
of long experience on the stage, and
Air. Hiatt is deserving of a great deal One by one the old-time residents
of credit for the splendid little playlet of the community are called awav to
anoraea tne audience.
The success of the minstrel reflects
great credit upon those taking part
and Mr. Hiatt, who has had charge of
the work of directing the minstrel, has
certainly brought out the talents of
those who were in the cast in the best
possible manner.
The minstrel will be repeated this
evening at the Parmele for the benefit
of those who were not able to attend
last evening.
Pioneer Citizen, Highly Respected by
His Large Circle of Friends
Throughout Cass County.
1865 they removed to Pottawattamie
county, Iowa, where they located. As
soon as the parents were comfortably
located in their home there Lee de
cided to take up the business of
freighting across the plains, and sev
eral trips were made by him to and
from the Missouri river to the great
west with supplies for the residents
of that part of the country. During
one of the trips of Mr. Oldham west
his parents removed to Cass county.
Nebraska, and settled on a farm
southeast of Murraw, where the old
homestead, now gray with the storms
and sunshine of fifty years, still stands
near the Lewiston school and is a spot
filled with many fond recollections for
the members of the family of the
father and mother.
Farmers Who Believe in Themselves,
Who Want a Prosperous Com
munity Should Encourage the
Town's Enterprises.
Minstrels Are Entertained.
From Saturdri D II
After the close of the minstrel show
at the Parmele theater last evening
the members of the company, who
have scored such a success with the
production, were entertained at the
Elks' club, where an elaborate seven
course luncheon was served that was
very much enjoyed by every one of
the jolly party present. The luncheon
was both dainty and appetizing and
was served in the dining room of the
From Frlday Daily.
Now that the election has passed
by and the city is settled down to an
other year of progress, the question
of doing something with Chicago and
Washington avenues is still before the
citizens, and if anything is to be done
toward improving theae thorough
fares it should be started during the
coming season. This is really the most
vital question of road and street im
provement that lays before the city
end should be the first to be taken up
These avenues should be cared for in
some manner and the plan that has
been mentioned several times before
of placing a strip of concrete paving
some eighteen feet wide through the
center of the streets seems the cheap
est and most logical method of start'
ing in on the task of paving these
avenues. It will not cause a great out
lay to the taxpayers, and with this
much of the work started it will be an
easy matter to secure the curbing and
guttering of them at a later period
Each year there are weeks when heir last long rest, but as they go
these streets are in almost impassable they leave with those who tarry, as well
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From Saturday's Dailv.
Isn't it about time for the people of
this community to get a little closer
toeether. and work in a little closer
harmonv one with the other? A
countrv town and the farming com-
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munity surrounuing n are uruu.erS, Some six weeks at-o Peter Claus was
ana tne one cannot succeea wiuioui h- . walkine around the em
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me co-operanon ana Live bankir.ent to the north of the house,
of the otfter. A larming section wnn- . th ... H(H-, anH
out its adjacent railroad and market he fel, gome ei ht feet to the nd
and in order to protect himself threw
facilities would be a back number a
dead one with little future ahead
Live farmers would shun it would
have nothing to do with it for live
men create a surplus, and they must
have an outlet for that which they
create. A farm adjacent to some live
town and shipping facilities is worth
out his left arm and it was on this
member that the chief weight of the
fall came, and for a few minutes Mr.
Claus suffered very much pain, but
the arm did not seem injured in any
way and he continued on as usual
working at the store and around home
double that of a piece of ground with Lj used the arm thinking it was en
tire well. Last Tuesday the arm be
gan to pain him quite a good deal and
he decided to visit a physician in order
to hare it treated, and here it was
discovered that it had been sprained
in a very severe manner and the ex
ertion placed upon it by Mr. Claus
had aggrevated the injury and caused
the arm to become quite sore. The
patient has been unable to sleep with
any degree of comtort Tor tne past
few days, as he suffers the most in
tense pain with it day and night.
condition, owing to the mud and water,
and as long as these two principal en
trances to the city are allowed to go
in their present shape they will con
tinue to stand as a very poor adver
tisement of the city. The matter is
one of vital importance and the city
should get ready and take steps to
see that it is looked after.
as the future generations, an inspira
tion that will promote them to higher
ideals, and such will be the result of
the life of our well loved citizen,
Humphrey Lee Oldham, who passed
away at his home in Murray on Wed
nesday night, April 7, 1915.
Mr. Oldham was typical of the gen
eration who had assisted in the de
veloping of the great west, and in his
last days he could look back over the
years gone by with a feeling of the
utmost satisfaction, as he had taken
a great part in the work of forming
the government and assisting in the
progress of the community in which
for so many long years he was a prom
inent man and well loved figure. None
knew Mr. Oldham that did not esteem
him for his many exalted traits of
From Friday's Dail--
Yesterday for the first time in sev
eral months, our friend, William D. character that endeared him. to all!
Jones, was able to sit up after his very with whom he came in touch, and in
severe illness, and his improving con- his passing it is safe to say that the
dition has been quite marked in the grief of the host of friends was most
last week and now the indications are sincere and heartfelt.
that he will probably be able in a Mr. Oldham came of a sturdy
short time to be up and around, al- ! pioneer family and was born at Bruns-
though he is still quite a ways from I wick, Missouri, on December 7, 1845,
being entirely well, and his fight where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
against great odds has certainly been Oldham, were among the early set
remarkable, and his family and tiers, and in the hard pioneer days of
friends are very hopeful that his con- the then young and sparsely settled
dition will continue to improve. Mr. state of Missouri, the young man was
Jones is one of the old-time residents reared and secured his education as
of this city and his illness has aroused good as could be found in the frontier
the greatest apprehension among his parts of the country at that early day,
old-time friends.
Work About Finished.
Living there at the time of the out
break of the civil war, the Oldham
family were given an opportunity of
seeing the real bitterness of the strug-
From Friday's Dally. gle, as it being a border state, there
The plastering on the ceiling in the were iartre factions of both northern
lobby of the postoffice has been com- and southern sympathizers residing
pleted and the work certainly is very there Near Oldham home the
weU done and Mr. Kinser, who has had confederate force under General Ster
charge of it, can feel well pleased with linff Price met and engaged in battle
his handiwork. The ceiling is now northern forces, and a por-
ready for the painters, and Contract- tion of the battlefield was laid on the
Gobelman and his force of men will Qldham farm. Under these stirring
soon be ready to take up the work, scenes the subiect of our sketch was
xmd when completed the lobby will look reared to manhood, and at the close of
as good as new. Ithe war the Barents of Mr. Oldham
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decided to leave the old home and go
Subscribe for The Journal. to Iowa to make their home, and in
On. November 9, 1871, Mr. Oldham
was united in marriage with Miss
Sarah M. Storey, and located on the
place where he had since resided at
Murray, although when he and his
wife as bride and groom first settled
there it was a new farm just opened
for cultivation, and later was brought
into what is now Murray. As the
community progressed Mr. Oldham
assisted by his council and assistance
in guiding the welfare of his home
community and his going will leave a
place hard to fill in Murray and vi
cinity. The funeral of this grand good
man was held Friday afternoon at 1
o'clock from the late home at Murray
and a host of friends and relatives
were present to pay their last tribute
to one who had been so much to them
in life. The services were conducted
by Rev. H. G. McClusky, pastor of the
First Presbyterian church of this city,
and the minister spoke to the sorrow
ing family and friends words of com
fort on the taking away of their dear
ly beloved husband, father, brother
and friend, with the . promise of a
future meeting with their loved one in
the realms where the griefs and part
ings of this earth shall come no more
to chill the heart. A choir from the
church at Murray sang several of the
old well loved hymns which Mr. Old
ham had enjoyed so much when living.
At the close of the services the
cortage wended its way to the ceme
tery east of Murray, where, amid the
scenes he had known and loved dur
ing his many years' residence, he was
laid to sleep.
To mourn his passing there remains
the widow and two daughters, Misses
Pauline and Fay Oldham, who reside
at home, and three sister and two
brothers, Mrs. Cussie Baker, Mrs. Dora
Moore, Plattsmouth; Mrs. LaErma
Connelly, Requa, California; George
Oldham, Plattsmouth, and Richard C.
Oldham, Neopolis, California, and a
niece, Mrs. H. E. Snyder of Fairfield,
equal fertility located in some obscure
section of the country. The relative
values of the products of the two
farms would be about the same the
one high, the other low.
Therefore, the farming community
is dependent upon the town and its ad
vantages for much of the rural pros
perity, for the high value of land, for
the ease with which shipments are
made. Farmers who believe in them
selves, who want a prosperous com
munity, should encourage the town
and its industries should buy from
the home , dealers, should keep the
money in the home community, 'where
it adds to the commercial life of every
ii f i
person. n.very doaar a iarmer Keeps
in circulation at home simply adds that
much to the riches of his own com
munity, to the value of his own hold
The town and the town merchant
1 Hntv to the farmer, for From Saturday's Dan.
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without his co-operation both town and ne commiioner at tnr
, . u i m, I session mis weeiv, luuk up ine matter
should make the farmer welcome, let of the fi1.lin f he Pos"ion f
u: u u fr.;anAc tW overseer in road district No. 10, which
?i j. v4. v- v .0i inciuaes iviurray ana west nocK
11 IS ms WWII, mai lie Iioa a louuai .
int.rpct in its welfare. The merchant "'""8 i""'"- auueC..
should make it possible for the farmer Petition presented asking for the ap-
to buy his goods as cheaply at home . .
, . - v overseer in the district to fill the
A a Wr, this fact constant- vacancy, but the board decided to di
ly before the farmer. He should en- vide wrk UP and aPPoi,nt four
courage the farmer by keeping reliable dePuty road overseers to look after
roods and selling them at a reasonable e oi e nignways as io.
price. Most merchants do this, al
Fid ward Rynott Establish? a Glovo
Factory, and Will No Doubt
Make a Success of It.
Office supplies at the Jouraal office.
though the absence of the merchant's
advertisement from the local paper
keeps the farmer in ignorance of the
fact. He should encourage the farm
er in all ways, exhibit a brotherly feel
ing and spirit, and give the farmer to
understand that he is interested in his
welfare as well as in the contents of
his pocketbook.
It has been demonstrated repeated
ly here in Plattsmouth that farm
ers can buy as cheaply from the local
dealers as they can from a foreign
house. But the foreign dealer floods
the farmer with advertising matter,
lows: Glen Perry, northeast corner;
Adam Hraeger, northwest corner; Tom
Smith, southwest corner; Henry
Creamer, southeast corner. These
gentlemen will each have charge of a
section of the precinct and by this
means it is thought that there can be
much better results secured
From Saturday's Ltailr.
They came from somewhere in Ne
while some local merchants expect to braska on No. 4 Wednesday. All the
be taken on faith. And the farmer is way up from the depot they slowly
a wise one he takes nothing on faith, wended their way, lovingly holding
"Show Me" is his creed. And he goes hands. Ever and anon eyes of love
to the man who advertises who looked love to eyes that spake again
'shows him." Now, isn't it about time I They nursed a secret and a desire to
for us all to think a little, to get to- surprise some people. Eventually they
gether, to push this community right presented themselves to the clerk's of
up to the front? fice and made known their desire for a
certain document. At this point the
Death of Mrs. Beckner. romance received an uniooKea lor joit-
Strangers coming to Mills county's
rlAytr ff irn t- o m n e Krincv a f rian
nirs. iviary n.. cecsner, wiuuw wi .
the late James Beckner, former resi-
known to him, who will vouch for the
dents of this vicinity, died March 29 tfce claimed,.but they
were both total strangers. There was
at Wayne, Neb., where she had been
taken for treatment. The family re
sided in this vicinity for about twenty
years, and ten years ago moved to
Knox county, where Mr. Beckner's
no help for them. The law must be
obeyed. In Nebraska no such require
ment was needed. They thought the
law was just the same in Iowa. Two
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u.u. i-i. e:: hearts that beat as one departed on
Mrs. Beckner was born in 18o8 in x, , , , ... .
niif o, oauucucu uut w iser.
Later They (William Oldenberg
and Mrs. Dora Rottman, of Avoca,
Neb.) returned Saturday morning and
were accompanied by the bride's fath
er, who vouched for them, and on re
ceiving the needful paper, went at
once to the Baptist parsonage, where
Rev. Sneath united them in marriage.
Glenwood Tribune.
West Virginia and was a daughter of
Elija and Jane Adams. She leaves
seven sons and three daughters to
mourn her death, also two sisters
Mrs. B. F. Hoback and Mrs. John Rey
nolds. Union Ledger.
Edward Rynott of this city, who by
reason ot his health has leen com
pelled to abandon his work on the
road as a traveling representative of
one of the large wholesale houses of
Omaha, has established at his home
in this city one of the neatest and
mor.t up-to-date glove factories that
can be found in the small towns of
the state. This establishment will look
after the manufacture of all kinds of
Canton flannel gloves and mittens,
which will be supplied to the wholesale
trade of this sectino of the state. The
machines which have been secured by
Mr. Rynott are of the most improved
pattern and all operated with' electric
motors that allows of very fast work
in turning out the gloves, and those
which have been turned out by the
actory are as good as any that can
be found on the market today.
Mr. Rynott has placed the factory
in his home as it is more convenient
to handle in this manner, and when
the trade is established in good f-hapi
will secure a location in the business
section of the city. The gloves manu
factured will be offered to the whole
sale trade exclusively and the Platts
mouth dealers will be enabled to
handle Plattsmouth-made gloves as
good as any of their kind on the mar-
et. There is quite a demand for
these gloves and mittens at all sea
sons of the year and Mr. Rynott ex
pects in a short time to be in a posi
tion to supply all the demand that
may be made on him for these high-
class gloves. He has several persons
employed now in the manufacture of
the gloves and mittens, and as the de
mand grows will place more at work
n turning out the gloves and mittens.
This is certainly an industry that
cught to make good here, as it is a
good point for the distribution of the
products of the factory and the Platts
mouth merchants and citizens should
see that they do all in their power to
encourage by their patronage this
factory and see that its products are
placed on the market as rapidly as
possible. Those who have visited the
work room of the factory are well
pleased with the manner in which Mr.
Rynott has started out in his industry
and all trust that it will grow and
expand and become one of the best in
dustries in this section of the state.
Forest Rose Flour. Every sack
guaranteed. Try a sack today.
From Saturdays Daiir.
The booming condition of the Mis
souri river continues at this point, as
well as farther north, and as a result
of the melting snow and ice near the
headwaters of that stream there will
probably be more continued high wa
ter for some time to come. The river
rose some eight feet at Pierre, S. I).,
yesterday, and this rise, if it is only
a few feet, will add materially to the
volume of water at this point. The
Burlington has in the past few days
been engaged in dumping large quan
tities of rock and brush into the river
at Gibson, where the river has been
cutting at the rip-rap there quite
strongly, and it is still hammering
away at the bank, apparently un
daunted by the efforts of the railroad
to stop its progress, and more material
will be expended in an effort to check
the stream in its washing. There
are many who think that if the water
continues high for any length of time
that it may force the channel of the
river over to the Nebraska side by
cutting a channel on this side of the
river just above the mouth of the
Platte, where it has in the past few
years been swung over, to the Iowa
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