The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 05, 1915, Image 1

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    Plattsmouth Will Celebrate Every Saturday Afternoon During the Summer Months
Neb State Historical Soc
A Sightly Place Which Would Add
Greatly to Apperance of Principal
Street and Remove a Nuisance.
From Friday's Dally.
Plattsmouth, July 2, 1915.
To the Editor Plattsmouth Daily
Journal :
Dear Sir: Ihere has been and is
still considerable discussion as to
proper location of the proposed city
library. I have no location for sale
and I am not talking any particular
location. I gave that up tome days
r.go, but I am going to quote, as near
as I can recall, the remarks of a gen
tleman, a non-resident, made to me in
the presence of a member of the li
brary board. He was speaking of
how beautiful pur city looked from
the train as it came up the grade on
the other side of the river, saying how
he could look up Main street and with
its new curbing and guttering, he
could not help but call the attention
of the gentleman that was with him
to its improved appearance. This led
up to the "burning question," the lo
cation of the city library. After be
ing informed of the different locations,
most of which he was familiar with,
he said:
'Who erected the sign fcelow the
track advertising your city? What
did it cost? How many believe it that
read it? Up in Wyoming is the town
of Upton, a town of a few unpainted
shacks; it has a sign reading, 'Upton,
the best city on earth.' How many
that read that sign believe it? Just
as many as believe your sign. Why?
Because they cannot see it; but you
say, 'Oh, it is not here; come with me
to some of our back streets and we
will show you what we have in beauti
ful public buildings."
People cannot get off the train to
do that, but suppose they look up
Main street (which is going to look
beautiful from the train when it is
completed) and they could see instead
of a livery barn and a lot of drays,
delivery wagons and buggies, a beauti
ful city library? You would not need
your sign on the bottom. Strangers
going west would not have to wait to
get to your city to see it was pros
perous. They could see it for miles
over in Iowa. It would be like a city
set on a hill. It could not be hid.
If your city, for the sake of a few
thousand dollars, passes up this op
portunity for putting a public building
where it not only will beautify your
city, but will do more to advertise it
as a prosperous, growing community
than all the signs you could erect
from here to Chicago, it will be a mis
take. It is an opportunity to get rid
of something which is unfortunately
located so that it is objectionable to
everyone that patronizes your prin
cipal hotel, and a sore eye to your
principle business street, I believe that
not only the present, but the coming
generation will say it was a blunder."
Yours truly, William Baird.
From Friday's Dally.
The body of Guy Woods, the young
man who was killed here Wednesday
evening by falling beneath Burlington
train No. 79, was taken east yester
day afternoon on No. 2 and will be
conveyed to his old home at Spring
field Ohio, for burial. The family of
the young man, while in humble cir
cumstances, were able to have the
body sent back there to rest among
the scenes he had known the best and
be laid away by those united to him
by ties of blood. This case was one
that attracted universal pity and re
gret from a large majority of the
residents of the city, as the young
man was not a hardened tramp, but
was merely trying to get to Nebraska
as best he could and chose the very
dangerous method of beating his way
on freight trains.
A. J. Jackson of Omaha was here
today for a few hours, coming down
with the body of the late Mrs. D. II.
Prom Friday' Dally.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs
Charles L. Freese of Seotts Bluffs,
Nebraska, while here with his mother
on a visit with W. H. Freese and
wife, was compelled to undergo
slight operation for an affliction of
the throat from which he had been
suffering for some months past, and
accordingly was taken to Omaha,
where the tonsils were removed and
the little fellow feels greatly relieved
as a result and this morning was able
to start home to the west. His grand
father, W. H. Freese, accompanied
them as far as Omaha.
Fmm Fridays Dariv.
The pictures, "The House of Bond
age, which were advertised as a
photo drama sensation, were shown
at the Gem last evening, instead of
the Air Dome, on account of the rain,
and drew a packed house, which was
about equally pleased and disappoint
ed in the films, which from a stand
point of photography and settings
were not near as good as had been
anticipated, and the story of the play,
while perhaps it presented a moral
for the world to follow, was not all
acceptable to a majority of the audi
ence. Mr. Kaufman, the author of
the book, has' chosen to present it in
as forceful a manner as possible, and
the producing company that has
brought out the pictures has followed
the story very closely, save in the
closing scene, where they allow the
victim of the white slaver some relief
from the consequences of her forced
acceptance of the "easiest way."
These pictures have been witnessed by
many thousands in the country, but
they have still to accomplish the pur
pose which it is claimed they are
placed out for the stamping out of
white slavery.
From Friday DI1'.
M. T. Clark of the Brundage Car
nival company is here today looking
over the situation and trying to locate
his carnival here for the week of
July 12th. The Brundage shows are
at Nebraska City this week and have
made a most favorable impression on
the citizens there with their clean and
high-class attractions, and the utmost
satisfaction is expressed by the citi
zens there over the shows of the
Brundage company, as well as the
clever people who compose the mem
bership of the organization. A great
many have expressed their favor of a
carnival here, and if one comes the
Brundage company should certainly
be able to fill the bill with their fif
teen fine attractions.
From Friday's Dally.
A most delightful surprise party
was given on Wednesday afternoon at
the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs.
Julius M. Hall, on Orchard Hill, in
honor of their daughter, Mrs. Myrtle
McKenzie, of Havelock, who is here
for a short visit. The event had been
arranged by Mrs. Hall without the
knowledge of Mrs. McKenzie and she
wa3 completely taken by surprise
when the young lady friends came in
to visit a few hours with her, and the
occasion was one of the 'rarest enjoy
ment to the guest of honor and the
friends. The afternoon was spent in
sewing, as well as a number of de
lightful musical numbers. At a suit
able hour very dainty and delicious
refreshments were served that were
thoroughly enjoyed by the jolly party.
Mrs. Hall was assisted in entertaining
by Mrs. M. E. White of Omaha.
Wall Paper. Gering & Co.
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Much Merriment Derived by
Spectators as the Case
From FrldaVn raJl
The case of James Terryberry vs
Earl Wiles and M.
which involves the
C. Walker, and
possession oi a
yearling calf, was placed on trial yes
terday afternoon before Judge Bee-
son, in county court, and owing to the
large number of witnesses and
friends and neighbors of the parties
interested who were on hand to hear
the case the trial was held in the dis
trict court room before a jury com
posed of George Horn and M. L.
Friedrich. The interest over the case
was most intense and several times
the auditors were moved by the re
plies of the witnesses on the stand,
to break out in laughter and hand-
clapping, and demonstrations of their
approval of the remarks of those who
were on the stand. Judge Beeson
finally quelled the outbreak by
threatening to clear the court room
if the dignity of the law was in any
way marred by the conduct of the
audience. There were a large number
of witnesses present and the case oc-
cupied all the afternoon yesterday, as
well as this morning, and quite a lit-
tie feeling has been aroused over
some of the charges and statements
made during the trial of the case.
Matthew Gering appears for the de
tense, while Mr. ferrybcrry is rep-
resented by Attorney A. L. Tidd.
The calf which has been the cause
of so much litigation and trouble, was
replevmed about a week ago from M.
C. Walker by James Terryberry, who
claimed ownership of the animal. Mr.
Walker had purchased the claf from
Earl Wiles a short time before, and
his appearance in the action is merely
that of having had possession of the
calf. Mr. Terryberry and his sons
identified the animal as one which I
they had in their possession for sev
eral months, while Mr.Wlies con
tends that the calf picked by the Ter-
ryberrys is one which he raised on his
farm and disposed of to Mr. Walker,
u.m uwn JC u ..u M,U.eUge ui w.e
Terryberry calf. When the calf was
claimed by Mr. Terryberry from Mr.
Walker. Wiles gave to Walker the
price of the purchase money and has
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contested the case. Both sides have
had a number of witnesses who have
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it as the one that they both claimed I
and the issues are so conflicting that
the jury will have some job in passing
on the case.
From Friday's Dally.
The extension of
the sewer on
Washington avenue, which will be
shortly taken up by the contractors,
the Concrete Construction company,
and will make one of the biggest im-
provements that has been undertaken
in recent years and incidentally will
add greatly to the increase of prop-
erty values in that locality of the city,
and several lots adjoining the old
creek there will increase greatly in
value and should result in a number
of nice little cottages being trected
there as soon as the sewer work is
completed. Already there are several
who figure on putting in a. number of
new homes there.
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The degree team of the Woodman
Circle grove of this city, under the di-1
rection of their effneent captain, Mrs.
M. E. Manspeakar, have secured the
Air Dome for the night of July 15th
and will have full charge of the per-
formance on that evening. The pro-
ceeds of this entertainment will be de-1
voted to the purchase of new uni
forms for the team and the worthy
cause is deserving of the public
patronage. - j
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From Friday's Dallv.
Yesterday morning Harry Craig,
who is employed in the Burlington
shops, was unlucky enough to have
a large sliver of steel run into his
right forearm to the depth of severa
inches, and it lodged near the bone
and the injury necessitated the taking
of sevral stitches to close the wound
after the steel was extricated, and as
a result Harry will be off duty for a
few days and will also be compelled
to retire from the nrst sack on the
Red Sox baseball team for the time
Pioneer Lady of Plattsmouth Passes
Away at Her Home in Omaha
Thursday Evening, July 1.
This afternoon the body of Mrs.
Daniel H. Wheeler arrived here on
No. 24 over the Burlington and was
la d to rest in beautiful Oak Hill
cemetery beside that of her husband.
who had preceded her to the Great
Beyond several years ago. There
were quite a number of the old
friends present at the station to pay
their tribute of respect to this most
estimable lady, who had spent so
many years in this city, and who. with
her husband, had been among the
pioneers of Cass county and the city
Df Plattsmouth. Mrs. Wheeler passed
away Thursday evening at 9:30 at her
home, 559 South Twenty-eitrhth ave-
nue, jn Omaha, after a short illness.
ghe was 79 years of age at the time
Df her death. Two sons, Myron E.
Wheeler of Lincoln, and William H.
Wheeler of Omaha, are left to mourn
the death of this grand and noble
It was with the keenest of regret
that the old friends here learned of
the death of Mrs. Wheeler, who dur
ing her lifetime always retained in
her heart a warm spot for the old
friends in Plattsmouth, and each year
made a yisit h?re to spend a day and
the husband, at the time of his death
geveral g was broujrht here
to be laid to his last long rest. Mr.
and Mrs. Wheeler came to Nebraska
in lg57f and located at Plattsmouth,
here they reskJed ta the ,ate
eighties, when they removed to Oma
ha, where Mr. Wheeler engaged in
business up to the time of his death.
During the many years' residence
of Major and Mrs. D. H. Wheeler in
this city they were very active in the
life of the city and Mrs. Wheeler was
one of the leaders in the social cir
cles of the city and was one of the
first members of the Episcopal church
in this city, and up to the time of her
departure for Omaha was one of the
active workers in the church. The
funeral services of this estimable
lady were held this morning from the
late home in Omaha at 11 o'clock, and
the body taken direct to the Burling
ton station to be brought here for
burial. One brother, Eugene B
Lewis, formerly a resident of this
city, but of late years a resident of
Omaha, together with the two sons,
are left to mourn the death of Mrs.
George Schanz, one of the residents
of the south part of the city, is con
fined to his home suffering from an
attack of potamine poisoning which
. to "
nea gooas, ana as a result ne was
quite sick for several hours and it was
necessary to summon medical assist-
ance. He is reported as doing nicely
today, however, and every hope is
held for his speedy recovery, which
will be pleasant news to his many
Frank Grauf of near Murray was
here today looking after some trading
with the merchants.
To Be Up to Date Plattsmouth Must
Have Better Street Lights and Be
Up With Towns of Like Size.
From Friday's Dally.
At different times in the past the
question of better lighting of the
business streets has been agitated by
the Commercial club and the business
men of the city and the means of se
curing it has led to the discussion of
placing electroliers on the streets for
the purpose of furnishing the light
for illuminating the business section
of the city.
The firm of Warga & Schuldice
placed one of the five-light electroli
ers in front of their place of business
and this has clearly demonstrated
just what can be secured from these
kind of lights, and it has given the
utmost satisfaction. The cost of
maintaining the electroliers in place
of the present system of arc lights
would be very little more, if any, and
there is no doubt that it would be
found to be vastly more satisfactory
in making Main street appear well
lighted and to the stranger visiting I club and the tennis sharks of the com- very limited power against such tie
here it would make a much better J munity are getting ready for the big mendoui odds, and the "Grim Reap-
appearance. By placing three lights in
e block on both sides of the street
there would be plenty of light and
make the principal street of the city
ook like it was representative of the
progress of the people who are mak-
ing their homes here and are engaged
in business in Plattsmouth. The cost
of installing the electroliers would not
be great and a large number of busi-
ness men have in the past indicated
their willingness to assist in the
move'mentfby contributing to the plac-j
ing of the posts for the lamps if the
city would supply the current to light
them. I
This system of street lighting has I
become almost universal in most of I
the progressive towns of the state,
where the arc street lights have been
relegated to the scrap heap, and in
all cases they have been found more
satisfactory in furnishing light, as I
well as in adding to the appearance J
of the town. It would not be neces-I
sary to maintain all the lights on the I
electroliers burning all night, as they
could be turned out after midnight
with the expection of the center light!
on the stand, which would shed I
enough light for anyone to see with. I
The cost of the posts installed would
be in the neighborhood of $75 each,
which is not very expensive, and the
satisfaction in the better lighting of
the main street of the city would
more than repay the cost.
The matters is one filled with much
interest to every citizen and sohuld be
investigated very thoroughly.
From Friday's Dally.
Mrs. F. K. Guthmann and daughter,
Miss Minnie, and little Robert, de
parted yesterday afternoon on No. S3
for the west, where they will enjoy
an extended visit at Murphy, Idaho,
at the home of Charles F. Guthmann
finH wif nnrf nlsn witVi Mr. n rr TTrs
H. R. Neitzel. They will visit other
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before returning home.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to take thi3 method of
expressing our most heartfelt ap
preciation of the kindness shown us
Ktt nnr friena nnrl npio-Tlhors during
the illness and -for the sympathy
v ju r Koi
wife, daughter and sister, and assure
these loving friends that their acts of
kindness will ever be remembered as
long as life shall last. '.
Henry Hirz, jr.
Mr. and Mrs. George Meisinger.
George Meisinger, jr.
John R. Meisinger.
Henry Meisinger. t
Fred Meisinger.
Mrs. George Kraeger.
M. Tritsch, refracting optician, at
Gering &; Co.'s Wednesday and Sat
urday evenings. Examination free.
superintendent brooks de-
Last evening Superintendent W. G.
Brooks of the city schools departed
for New York City, where he expects
to enter Columbia university to take
up the summer course for superin
tendents which that university has
arranged and which is among the best
that has been inaugurated by any of
the American schools. Mr. Brooks
for the past two years has attended
this summer school preparing himself
for the work which he has taken up,
and the work at the university has
been of great benefit to the superin
tendent in his conduct of the schools
of this city. The work there will de
mand the presence of Mr. Brooks un
til August 15th, when he returns to
start on the work of preparing for
the opening of the city schools here.
The city tennis tournament of the
Plattsmouth Tennis club will be held
j on the courts in this city from July
1 19th to 24th, and the members of the
I event of the year in tennis. The
matches will be held in the afternoons
and evenings during the tournament,
and there is certain to be a large
number in attendance to witness the
different matches. Every tennis play
I er in the city is privileged to enter
the tournament and there will likely
j be a large number of entries made
for the events. The first prize in
I singles will be the trophy cup donated
I by. Mr. ,J. W. Crabill last year. ... This
cup becomes the property of the
I player winning it for three years in
I succession. A list of the other prizes
will be announced later. Instead of
having a challenge round this year
the holders of the titles, Rev. F. M.
Druliner, in the singles, and Rev. H.
G. McClusky and Ray Travis in the
doubles, will be required to play
through the tournament. During the
semi-finals and final matches addi -
tional seats will be provided at the
courts for all those who wish to wit-
ness these matches. This will be one
of the big sporting events of the year
and of more than usual interest, as
the last two seasons have developed a
great deal of tennis talent in this city
and county.
The city park was the scene of
much merriment and frolic yesterday
afternoon when Mrs. E. P. Stewart
entertained a number of little girls at
a delightful afternoon garden party
in honor of the seventh birthday an-
niversary of her little daughter, Fran-
ces. Some very happy moments were
passed, as the little girls indulged in
the various games and amusements
which had been planned by the hostess
for the entertainment of her little
guests, one of the amusements being
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a peanut hunt, which afforded much
pleasure lor the little guests. At an
appointed nour a loveiy Dirtnaay i
luncheon was spread and served to J
the little guests, which was most
thorouehlv relished bv all. Mrs.
Stewart was assisted in entertaining
and servinir bv Mrs. Charles Jelinek
and Mrs. C. H. Cobb, mother of Mrs.
Stewart. Miss Jessie Robertson was
present and took a number of pie-
mres oi me nappy cniiuren. iitue
Frances received many pretty gifts,
f m fisti"f ?f links for
her bracelet, which will be constant
reminders of this happy occasion.
Those in a tendance were: Jennie
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winonam, r.aitn uinton, r ae nai-
sieao, neien w escort, iieien eeeson,
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Mildred Hall, Thelma Kro-hler.
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For Sale.
Medium weight roadster for sale
Worth the money. Sam G. Smith
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Spurred by a Rooster, Blood Poison
Sets in. Which Terminates in the
Death of a Good Man.
The following taken from the Elm-
wood Leader-Echo gives the par
ticulars of the death of one of the
prominent residents of that city, the
news of whose passing has caused
much grief to his many friends
throughout the county:
It is indeed with much sorrow that
we chronicle the death of our esteem
ed fellow townsman, business man
and citizen, Clark G. Shreve. Only a
couple of weeks ago was he about as
usual attending to his restaurant and
short order business, and when he
had the misfortune to gtt spurred on
the hand by a rooster while attending
to his flock of chickens, little did any
body realize that this would force him
to his death in the agonizing pains of
lockjaw. But such was the fate of
this good man; medical skill and the
kindly ministrations of a trained
nurse and loved ones could but cum
fort and relieve according to their
er" took possession of their precious
j charge Sunday afternoon at about the
hour of 3 o'clock.
The now widowed wife and the
children who were born and raised
here, have the sincere sympathies of
a host oi warm menus. juay tneir
hearts be comforted by a recollection
of the many good qualities as they
knew them, represented in their fam-
ily head, and the proper Fpirit and
J conception of life be strengthened
within them by happily reminding his
I pleasant ways.
j Clark G. Shreve was born near Au-
burn. Debalb countv. Indiana. Feb-
J ruary. 22, 18G1, and died June 27,
1915, aged 54 years, 4 months and 5
days. He was left an orphan at the
age cf 6 years, his mother having
died when he was 2 years old and
his father when he was ft. He was
then taken to Ohio and cared for by
friends until he grew to manhood. In
the vear 18S5 he was united in mar-
riage to Miss Emma Fouch at Shreve,
I Ohio. They moved to Nebraska in
the year 1886 and have lived in and
near Elmwood ever since. To this
I union were born five children, two
boys and three girls, one daughter,
Virgie, dying in infancy. He united
with the Christian church in the year
1889. There is left to mourn his de
parture the wife and four children,
Guy, Bessie, Crete and Elmer, four
brothers and one sister. None of the
brothers or sister were present at the
Funeral services were held Tuesday
afternoon from the Christian church.
and although a torrential shower pre-
vailed at the time, there was a large
crowd present to listen to the words
of Dr. P. Van Fleet of the M. E.
church, whose impromptu sermon was
highly befitting and well received,
By reason of the temporary vacancy
in the Christian pastorial charge, and
the inability of Elder J. H. Bicknell,
former Christian minister here, and
who was especially well thought of by
deceased, to preside on account of the
storm, Dr. Van Fleet very willingly
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ana graciously consented to pencrm
me umce oi omuauiig ntriKJiu..
numerous anu ucuumui ui
ings spoke in their silence of love an J
esteem, of the highest regard in
which one could be held in the minds
of his countrymen and kinship
Interment was made in the ooauti
f ul Elmwood cemetery
This morning H. W. Cave, who is
4TT1lnvH in th Ruriinrton steel car
sllo Btrupk in the head with a
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him to seek the aid of a surgeon and
have the injury 'dressed and severel
stitches were required to close the in-
jury, and Mr. Cave will be compelled
to take a few "days' layoff until the
injury heals up.