The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 10, 1915, Image 1
State lHricBl b Neb 3bumal VOL. XXXIII. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1915. NO. 10:?. tte MAIN STREET LIGHTS ON FOR A MONTH TRIAL A Test Will Re .Made in Order to Arrive at a l'ot cf These Lights to the City, by Agreement of Company and Light Cum. miltee of Citv Council. I he lignt committee of the city council met la.-t evening with Mcssi Abbott, Matilove and Woods, of the I.'ebi a-ka Li; h tint; ruinpanv to dis- cu-s the status of the co.-1 of furnish ing the electric current to the city for the lighting of the streets. The com- nanv submitted to the committee a .'enei of figures that showed the cost of rnaintance and f uriii-l.injr the cur jent to the citv, which it was desired should he investigated by the ci:y in order that a basis of figures could le :trriel at ly both the company and council in taking up the quosticn of lighting the streets. It was also decided to turn on the street lights during the next few weeks while a test is made of the amount of current consumed, and for this purpose a meter will be placed to register the current passing over the lines in order to give the committee :.nd city council exactly the amount of "juice" u.-ed, and on which they t an base the cost of the lights to the tity. During the time of makinp- the te.-t-; of the current the city wi'l be lighted u:. l the met. r will be in charge of the light committee, who will have it under the supervision of ; n expert to fully test and makethe figures as to the amount of current u ed on the lights on the street and torn pare thein with the figures of th; company as to the cost of operating arid maintaining the service to the city. This city has had a great 'derl of agitation and annoyance for years i past over the light question, and the citizens in general feel that they should leceive their just di:es in the matter of light, and at the rame time almost everyone feels that the light company is entitled to receive a ju.-t amount for their service to tin; city, but no more than this, and the m iyor Mid city council .-ho:iil gi the . ues tin a thorough sifting to arrive at a cniiclu.-ioii that w.l! :(: j ist to both the city :.nd the li'h" -o:npany. and submit to the company for ;htir ac ceptance f they so de-ire. The aver rige per.-o!i understands but very lit "tie cf what the cost of furnishing the service really arn.u".t."- to and it behoove-; the city ciim--:1 to thoroughly weigh the matter of the cost to the tity for their liht. we'l a the co.-t to the light company and its operating expenses befor e takin - refin'te action in the matter. The .loiirnal desires to be fair with : 11 concerned in the controversy, but wishes to see that the lUiens are protected in the matter .f the cost of their light. THE RAMBLERS BALL TEAM HERE FOR THE GAME NEXT S From Tn-pl:iys i':u". The Ramblers of Omaha, the lead ers in the National league in that city, have been secured by Manager John son as the opponents for the lied Sox at the base ball park on next Sunday, and from their reputation in the me tropolis should cause the local ex ponents of the great national game to "ratable" to defeat them, but the boys feel confident that they will be able to trim the leaguers and grab the big end of the gate receipts. The last two games have been annexed by the Sox, who are showing better form in their fielding and base running, but are still a little short in the batting department, but with practice they j should soon be able to get their eye j irainej xo nit me phi more rejruianv. With anything like good wer.ther mere snouiu ne a good-sisen ounc n ot the fans out to witness the affruv. Sell your property by an ad in The Journal. ATTENDS BUSINESS MEN'S ASSOCIATION IN OMAHA; Kr. in Tucsilav's I'ailv. While in Omaha yesterday ( C. Weseott was in attendance at a meet ing of the Nebraska business Men's Outing association, composed of the state associations of Nebraska retail- ers, who hae arranged for this op- poitunitv to enjov a good time at ' . arier iaKe iroin .wonday, , ugu.-t to Saturday night, August 7, :.nd dur- uig wiiicii un:e me memoers oi tne Uiuerein lines ot trade will be given an opportunity to join in meetings that will be filled wiih profit, as well as pleasure, along all lines of busi- ness. r.acn memner oi tne associa tions, their families ami clerks will be provided with tickets to the meet ings and lectures, but outsiders will be required to purchase tickets to at tend. HOLD LAST MEETING OF THE SEASON WITH MISS DORA FRIGKE KrTi Tufsd.'iv'j lnilv. Yesterday afternoon the St. Mary's Guild of the Kpiscopal church held their last meeting of the season at the home of Miss Dora I'ricke or. Vine street. 1 here were quite a large nuinher present and the occasion passed very pleasantly in discussing plans for the advancement of the church work and the making of many daintv articles of needlework bv the ladies. The Guild ladies have been e:y energetic in their efforts toward upbuilding the church and carrying on the needed work, and through theii -efforts a great deal has been accom plished and they hope during the com ing months to aid greatly in improv mg tne cnurcn property, .-iter tne business of the Guild had been dis posed of and the parting hour was Irawing near very dainty and de- icior.s refreshment5? were served, which added very much to the enjoy ment of the occasion. SOME SAY CHICKEN POX WHILE OTHERS SAY ITS SMALLPOX from Tnesilav's Iullv. In Weeping Water for the pa.-t month there has been quite an epi demic of what was given out as chickenpox, and the disease has spread quite rapidly among adults, as well as young, and all seems to have riginated in that town, where the disease has been scattered. There are several cases outside of that city and one at tne home oi uert Jameson, and son. Terry, of St. Joseph, Mis seven miles east of Weeping Water, Uouri; J. L Johnson and wife and son, where the disease has been pronounc- ed as smallpox by the attending physician, and also in the vicinity of Avoea. where the parties have con- traded the disease, it is stated, at W pepmg atcr, while they were I there. As far as can be learned the first case was developed in Weeping Wa- ter from a young man who had come here from Cozad, Neb., where an epidemic of smallpox was raging, and from this a great many of the "chick- enpox" cases seeemed to have de- veloped. It seems strange that if the cases are chickenpox, as claimed, that so many adults have fallen victims to it and also that cases similar in other localities have been pronounced is smallpox. The cases at Weeping v ater. it is stated, have been quaran- I tined rigidly, but still the malady has spread rapidly in both the city and nearby country. If the cases are really smallpox, as it would seem is quite probable, an investigation of the matter should be made and efforts made to stamp it out, instead of allowing it to be scat- tered by the parties who, not know- ing the nature of the disease, are not earelut in preventing others from catching it. health repo The state board cf r. laree number of case of sm nnv at Cozad at the time the young man mentioned above left there, and it seems as if it was shortly after his arrival that the first appearance of the malady was noticed in Weeping A ater. MR. AND MRS. JOHNSON'S GOL DEN WEDDING The Children Present to Enjoy Happy Kvent and Old Friends and Neigh- i i . , . . i 'M,rs Extend Congratulations. Frorn Wednesday's I "ally. Yesterday afternoon, in the resi dence v. here so many happy years have been spent and w here the children have grown to manhood and woman hood, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Johnson celebrated their golden wedding an niversary, and from '1 until G o'clock several hundred of the old friends and neighbors cf these two estimable peo ple visited the home to shower them with their good wishes and con gratulations on the completion of fifty years of wedded life, and while Time, with his brush of vears has MR. AND MRS. brought silver to the hair of the bride anil groom, it has not dimmed the love that has made their lives so full of happiness, and it was good to see these two snlendid people shower ed with the many wishes for future years full of joy. The bride and groom of fifty years igo received many handsome golden remembrances of the occasion that they will cherish in the vears to come as tokens ol the love and esteem in wnicn tney nave i.een neld hv their friends in the community where they have spent the years of wedded bliss. The guests were received in the par- lors of the home, which were pro fusely decorated with the beautiful flowers of June, and roses and ferns, with carnations and golden snap- uragons, vied witn eacn otner in tne beauty of the happy occasion. Assisting Mr. and Mrs. Johnson in the reception of the guests were the children, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Johnson Edgar, and daughters. Miss Lorene Johnson of Omaha and Mrs. Josephine Bagnall of Lincoln; Mr. and Mrs. F H. Johnson and son. Walker, of Ween ing Water; John W. Chapman and wife of this city. One son, A. B. Johnson and familv. of Lincoln, were unable to be present at the golden wedding. The guests were served with very dainty refreshments of ice cream and cake, the cream being in yellow and white of the golden wed ding. The members of the "Hikers' " club done the serving. The lives and hearts of Joseph W. Johnson and Miss Mary Henton were joined at Plattsmouth on June 8, 1SC, at the home of the parents of Mrs. Johnson, which was located with- in a block of the present Johnson home, the ceremony being performed bv Rev. George C. Betts, and since that time the husband and wife have made their home in Plattsmouth and their whole interest in life has been here in the town where they first started on life's journey together, The lives of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson cover the most interesting phases of the development of the great west, and in the progress of their own com munitv thev have had a treat nart. Mrs. Johnson was born at Locans ovember 22, 1847, but k., vuiut ci miu i.ci pai cuia iiv ii uui a child of tender years, and the fam- ilv for a time resided- across the river in Iowa, near the present site of Pa- cifie Junction, and then later moved to Plattsmouth and were residing here at the rlose nf the rivil war .-Vien Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were married. The mother of Mrs. Johnson passed away a few months ago at the age of sy years. Mr. Johnson was Lorn at Leesburg, Highland county, Ohio, January 19, lS;i5, the son of good old Quaker stock. His forefathers founded the town of Lynchburg, Virginia. His grandfather, who was called Gover nor James Johnson, came to Ohio and settled on Leeschick, Highland coun ty, and built the first log house and laid out the town of Leesburg on his own farm. The journey westward of the subject of our sketch was one that . i 1 i - I was mien witn perns and narusnips, ....,1 V nrrirul 5n T1u t cmr. II t Vl Ioi-(.K li, lb,, with his two companions, Russell Van Pelt and Joseph H. Cox, after walking across the state of Iowa. Afterwards -Mr. Jonnson united down through Kansas, Indian Ter- ritory and .Missouri, later returning to St. Marys about four miles north of tms Ciiy, uuz nicn nas long- since , y i l 1 l - oeen fcwepi away uy uie Missouri river, and from bt. Mary s he started with an ox team panions to make and several com- the trip to Pike's i-eaK, uut nnany located at caaon J. W. JCHNSON City and started a sawmill, but the venture being a losing one, the party returned to St. Mary s. About this time the war between the states broke out and Mr. Johnson heeded the call of his country and in the spring of 18M, at Omaha, enlisted under Colonel R. R. Livingston in the First Nebraska Volunteers. He served through four vears of the great con- fiict and his regiment engaged in some of the bloodiest battles of the Mississippi river campaign, until the victory of the north seemed assurred and he returned home and was mustered out of the service on Aug- ust 24, 18G4, returning to Platts- mouth, where he decided to engage in his trade, which was that of a black- smith, and accordingly entered work guests showered upon Mr. and Mrs. in the shop of Harry Howland. Short- Smith their heartiest congratulations ly after this he opened a shop of his for a ufe fun cf happiness and love, own near where the present Burling- Assisting the bride and groom in re ton depot now stands. In the year ceiving the guests were Mr. and Mrs. ISO? the people of Cass county, in jDhn W. Falter, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. search of a fearless and law-abiding citizen to safeguard their rights, se- lected Mr. Johnson for the office of sheriff, which at that time was rwfccitirm filial witH f 1 n crr in n rnm. t- ... munity where might and numbers were more potent than the law and justice, but the administration of Sheriff Johnson was such as to win him widespread respect and admira - tion and he was continued in office un- til 1873, when, having brought law and order to the county, he relinquish- ed his office and retired. He was ap- pointed by Governor Robert Furnas as a colonel on his start in recogni- . . ml tion for his services during the war 1 n1 in niltHininfiintiAn tftf iltn Inllf I ... ..wo.ow.v,.. i in this county. He was elected mayor of Plattsmouth in the late seventies, and in 1882 was appointed probate I J"1'"- ""'"-J, "-.. w.v.c i.c filled with honor and dignity to him - self and the community. After serv- J ing as judge Mr. Johnson, or Judge Johnson as he is known to many, re- tired and spent his later years in aiding in the development of his community. Of late years he has I served as a member of the Soldiers' Relief commission of the county and full of years of usefulness, he has de- I voted himself to his family and friends. I May this worthy couple live many years with us and happiness and joy be their closing years. FOR SALE Fawn and White Indian Runner duck eggs, white egg strain, $1.00 per 13, $5.00 per 100. Inquire of A. O. Ramge, Route 1, Platts- mouth, Neb. 4-5-tf-wkly I BEAUTIFUL JUNE WEDDING YESTERDAY Miss Emma Falter, One of Our City's Most Popular Young Ladies, Is United in Marriage to Mr. Chauncey W. Smith of Lincoln. One of the most beautiful weddings 0f the June season occured last even- jng at 7:30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob P. Falter, when their daughter. Miss Emma, was united in marriage to Mr. Chauncey W. Smith cf Lincoln. The ceremony was wit- ceremony was Wit- I . . nesesd bv a lare-e number of relatives .1 and iriends of the bride and groom, For the occasion the Falter home had been arranged most beautifully with a profusion of flowers that made a beautiful setting for the event that marked the uniting of the lives of these two estimable young people. In the parlor, where the ceremony was performed, an arch of green and red roses had been formed, beneath which the ceremony was performed, while throughout the different TOOTHS rOSeS added to the handsome appearance of the home. Promptly at 7:30 Mrs. John W. Falter sang very sweetly, "It's forl0f rQad between this city and the Love of Thee, and the beautiful voice of the singer filled the room with its melody, and as the solo ceased Mrs. George II. Falter began the strains of the Mendelssohn wedding march which hearalded the coming of the bridal party. The groom, with the best man, Mr. Grant Lamphere, of Lincoln, entered through the study to but with the new work placed accord the parlor, where they took their sta- jn& to the plans this should be over- tions beneath the canopy of green to await the bride, who entered on the arm of her father, descending the j stairs slowly and met the groom at the altar. The bride was preceded by the bridesmaid, Miss Elizabeth Falter, a sister, and her little niece, Suzanna J Fater, as ringbearer, carrying the I eolden band in a dainty basket of roSes. As the bridal party stood Rev. j. h. steger of the St. Paul's fv no-el ;l rhnrrh nmnounced the w iho. t ,,no- kBts nne and the ceremonv was L,,cf imr.8fiivP in the h.ish of n- the snrred vows were read by lhe minister and repeated by the ,, nonnlo who were ioinine- their live3 and hearts for all time. Mrs. nanrcrB it Falter rdaved verv softlv ri,,r;no- the reremonv. - - - At tne close of the ceremony the Falter, parents of the bride; Mrs. Smith of Lincoln, mother of the L,rm nH M; Elizabeth Falter and Mr. Lamphere. luncheon that was most pleasant to t.. .i. i: ulall present. The bride is a sister of following me Luiigiaiuiauuns iuci ffuests were served at a very delicious iuncheon, which was served in the din- m whirh was arranged in a MW tv manner that was in keen- L - eetHr,o. L aAAo- and rentemieoes of f i, itif 1 carnations were used in the decorations on the tables. Misses Mvna Thierolf . Ellen Windham, Edith Dovey, Kathryn Windham and Vesta I nmio-iass assisted in the serving. The ice cream was in pink in the form of I cloves. The bride was gowned most beauti- funy in siik net trimmed in satin with court train of net, and bows of orange blossoms were usea in me mmming 0f the dress. The long flowing veil was made with cap effect, with a wreath of the orange blossoms. The bride was most charming in this dairity costume. ijss Elizabeth Falter, the brides- maid, was attired in pink and white Pompadoun silk and carried a large hnurmet of nink roses. Little Suzanna Falter,' the ring-l bearer, was gowned in white em- Y.r-r.AorcA -hiffVin trimmed with bows I Df Dmk ribbon, and carried a basket of roSes and ferns. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Falter and is a young lady of rare talent and charm of per-1 sonality that has won her many friends, and it is with regret that the friends part with her, but trust that! in the future years she may have all I the happiness that she so well de serves. Mrs. bmith has been very prominent in musical circles and her absence will be keenly felt. Mr. Smith, the groom, is a most estimable young man and a graduate of the University of Nebraska and a gentleman possessing in the highest deirree the resrjert ami ecteem of a large circle of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Smith will make their future home in Lincoln. WORK ON THE SUB WAY COMMENCED AFTER SOME DELAY irora wfonpsnavs naiiy The work on the improving of the subway road has begun after some rllnv on nrrnnnf of the hmi wn t Vipr delav on aoeount of the bad w I I J r nu anu iuc lazia vi pukiiug liic ajjfri uai.ii to the suhwav on the east ;ide in the subway on the east side in o-ood shane will he undertaken hv the contractors Messrs Peters & Rich- ardson a- once Th; ha? been an eyesore for several months past and the council has taken hold of the mat- ter and decided to have the work done with as little delay as possible. From the plans made it should make a great improvement to this, one of the prin- cipal thoroughfares entering the city I n nil ni1 crn 1 1 v in ennii ra crin tr t he I residents from the east side of the river in rnminf here to trade, as it will complete the last really bad piece ferryt and when the concrete paving has been placed as outlined by the city there will be a nice driveway ex- tending from the subway clear to the river. The entrance to the subway has always been a very sloppy and muddy place, owing to the washing out cf the approach first placed there come to a great extent. ST. PAUL COUPLE MARRIED AT THE M'MAKEN HOME From Wednesday Pnr. Last evening at o o clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph il. Mc Maken, occurred the marriage of Mr J- E- Zeigler and Mrs. Maggie Hag- man' both of St' Paul Neb- The wed" uu,k was c' 4u,et UI,C' M,e , members of the family being present to witness the ceremony, which was r i ii i in r penormeu oy liev. o. ii. oieger oi the St- paul3 Episcopal church. The McMaken home was very prettily dec orated with roses in a color scheme of pink and white, and the wedding ceremony perlormed witn an tne beauty and solmenity that the church gives to the celebration of the wed ding ceremony. Following the wed- din ceremony the bridal party were I entertained at a most delightful Mrs- McMaken and a daughter of Frank Busche, and a former resident of this city, and the friends of the contracting parties in this city will extend to them their well wishes for U long and happy married life. The "ewly weds departed this morning for st- FauI wnere tney expect to maKe their future home. rn nilir lllflV I Pllinnm WML. AllAI A OMIUULn n.n to run nnvo aim mm P UAH IU I fit DU 10 AllU UinLO From Wednesday's Pally. Manager Peterson of the moving picture theaters in this city has ar- ranged to give away a Skudder car to the boy or girl receiving the largest number of coupons each week, and the first car to be given away will be on next Monday night. The coupons are given away with each ticket to I the Gem. Grand or Air Dome, and they can be voted for the favorites of I the ticket-holder. This will be a fine onnortunitv for Rome hctv or o-irl to I secure a nice little car that will prove a splendid amusement, and the man- agement of the theater will give the young people of the community a rare chance to secure one of the cars by getting out and securing coupons of J their friends. One car will be given away each week, beginning with next Monday. THE STATE SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION AT BROKEN BOW The state convention of the Ne- urasKa &tale Sunday fccnooi associa- llun De "e,J in,s year ai I j ? 1 1 L a 1. 1 Bow, on June lo to it, and a very large attendance is looked forward to from every section of the state, and the most intense interest has been created among the workers. The program this year is one of the best that has been presented at any of the meetings and includes an address on Tuesday morning by John L. Alex ander, the great boy student and i. - . uys his life study. On J uesiiay alt- ernoon a great parade of all the Sun I day school workers will it? ntrlu, mul Ihe WinnebHP-rt Tmlmn finartet will i r-, i furnish the music for the occasion. On Tuesday evening a great pageant "Two Thousand Miles for a Book,'' will be given by the Christian Win- nebago Indians, and the people of Broken Bow for the entertainment of the visitors. The citizens of Broken Bow will provide the means of caring for the visitors and looking after their entertainment and have made much preparation along this line, the dele I gates from this city desiring to at- I tend can leave here at 3:20 p. m. and I catch No. 3 at Ashland and arrive in Broken Bow the same night, and this I ',e tne best possible connections I"13 can e made SOME PEOPLE HAVE STARTED IN TO SLAY THE WEED CROP Several days ago mention was mada in the Journal of the matter of the extensive weed crop that has grown up around in different sections of the city, and since that time the weeds on Wintersteen Hill, of which mention was made, have been attacked by the residents of that part of the city and removed. This is a move in the right direction, and in every part of the city the property owners should see that the weeds are cut in the yard.s and also along the walks adjoining their property, as there is nothing that so detracts from the appearance of a piece of property as to see it overrun with weeds. When the cutting is at tended to in time the weeds do not get of so rank a growth and are far easier to cut and geto ut of the way. A stroll over the different sections of the city shows a great many places that certainly should be looked aftef before the weeds are allowed to grow up any higher, and those residing there should take the time and cut down the unsightly weeds. It will add to the looks of your property and lsQ adJ greaty to the ap pearance of the city. Get busy! THE SLINGSHOT AND THE BOY DOING MUCH MISCHIEF The police in the past few days have received a great many corn plaints from property owners in the different parts of the city affecting the use of slingshots by young boys of the town, and of numerous win dows that have been broken with these wicked little weapons, and the situation has become such that it will be necessary to take some action to- stop the practice, and for this reason the police have given warning to stop the use of the slingshots or else soma of the boys will find themselves "pinched" for the offense against the peace and dignity of the city and the state. The slingshot is at best a very dangerous weapon in the hands of a mischievous boy and the practice of shooting out the windows in resi- dences is certainly to be condemned, and if any of the persons doing this are found out it will fro rather hard with them, as a fine will be given them, as it should be. The use of the weapons also makes it quite danger- ous for persons traveling along the streets, as they are at any time liable to get struck in the face by one of the missives fired from the slingshots. It would be a good idea for the boys to cut it out.