The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 10, 1915, Image 1

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    State lHricBl b
NO. 10:?.
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
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.
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
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
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
which added very much to the enjoy
ment of the occasion.
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
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.
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
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
vuiut ci miu 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
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
Miss Emma Falter, One of Our City's
Most Popular Young Ladies, Is
United in Marriage to Mr.
Chauncey W. Smith of
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
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.
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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
nmio-iass assisted in the serving. The
ice cream was in pink in the form of
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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 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.