The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 12, 1915, Image 1
Plattsmouth Will Celebrate Every Saturday Afternoon During the Summer Months 3-oiuiicnaII Neb State Historical Soc j VOL. XXXIV. PLATTSMOUTIL NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JULY 12, 1915. NO. 7. SUICIDE OF A WOMAN NEAR UNION TODAY Mrs. William Meade Shootr, Herself, but Cause of Rash Art Un known to Any Person. From Friday's Dally. This afternoon about 2:30 the news was received in this city of the sui cide of Mrs. Wililam Meade at her home, about half a mile northwest of Union. The tragedy occurred shortly after 2 o'clock, and as far as can be learned there was no apparent cause for the rash act. She had pone up- rtairs after the noonday meal, leaving her stepdaughter in the kitchen wash ing the dishes, while the husband and a son were in the garden a short dis tance from the house, when the report of a shotgun caused them to rush into the houc-.e and up stairs, to find Mrs. Meade dead from wounds in the head which had been caused by the shot gun. The dead woman had removed one of her shoes and stockings and used her toe to pull the trigger of the gun which inflicted the fatal wounds. Near the body was a nole to her husband saying: "Do what you want to with my body. I will be happy anywhere." There was no explana tion given why she had decided to end her life and she was apparently in good health prior to the shooting, and no reason can be discovered for her despondency and rashness in taking her life. She was about SO j'ears of age and her parents reside in Missouri. Be sides the husband, to whom she has been married for a few years, three stepchildren survive her, all of whom were at the home .at the time the tiagdy occurred. The news came as a great shock in the community where the Meade fam ily reside on the McNamee farm, just northwest of Union, and as soon as possible the authorities in this city were notified of the shooting. THE BIG DISSOLUTION SALE OF FALTER &THIE ROLF WELL SOON BE ON The work of preparing the fine stock of the Falter & Thierolf store in readiness to start in on the big dis solution sale is now going on and in a few days things will be in readiness to start. The change in ownership of the store is made in the best of feel ing by both of the membeis of the firm, who still retain the same warm feeling of friendship for each other as when they first embarked in business, but as Mr. Falter desired to seek a larger field for business, he decided to dispose of his interests to Mr. Thierolf, who will continue the same policies and methods as Li vogue there in the past. It is with regret that the members dissolve partner ship, but each feels that they are adopting the best policy to allow them to follow their desires in the business line. THE COURT HOUSE TO HAVE ELECTRIC LIGHTS From Friday's Dallv. The county court house in this city which for for many years has been lighted very ioorlv with old-fashion ed gas lights, will soon be fitted out J wun eieciric ugnis in me seven vcuus in the building, as well as in the three corridors, which when it is necessary to use the building at night furnish ed a very poor means of getting around in the building. The work of putting in the electric lights at the court house will be in charge of Ben Windham, who has secured the con tract and work will be started as soon as possible. It is expected to extend the light wires to the clock tower so that if it i3 desired the dial of the clock can be illuminated and the work can be done very very cheaply. Mr. Windham has had considerable experi ence in this line and should-be able to give a good job for the county. AUGUST SWANSON IS IMPROVING . NICELY From Friday's Dally. August Swanson, who for the past month has been suffering a great deal from the effects of inflammatory rheumatism, is feeling a little better, although he is still compelled to get around with the aid of crutches, as both of his feet are affected with the malady, as well as the right hand, and Gus has been having a very painful time. For two weeks he was unable to leave his bed, but is now able to be out on the street a little, but still suffers a good deal of pain. ROAD OVERSEER THAT DOES HIS WORK IN FINE SHAPE From FrldaV rali. Yesterday afternoon C. F. Vallery, the hustling road overseer of the First district, was in the city for a few hours looking after some matters pertaining to the work in his district. Mr. Vallery, in his precinct, has some thing over 100 miles of road to look after and has managed to keep them in good shape, although the continued rain has made it rather difficult to get out and work the roads, but in spite of that fact, Coon has been able to keep the roads up in excellent form. Plattsmouth precinct is a large one and extending on three sides of the city itself makes it necessary to travel over a great deal of territory in getting from one part of the pre cinct to the other. There are not many road supervisors in the county more faithful in serving his people than Mr. Vallery, and his work is ap parent in the looks of the roads. MRS. EMMA PEASE DOING NICELY AFTER OPERATION The friends of Mrs. Emma Pease will be pleased to learn that she is doing nicely following a very severe operation on Tuesday at the Lord Lister hospital in Omaha, and every prospect is for her speedy recovery if the present favorable conditions con tinue. During the absence of Mrs. Pease at the hospital her sister, Miss Bertha Bonge, will look after the mil- inery store in this city until such time as Mrs. Pease can again be able to take up her work. THE EAGLES ENJOY INTERESTING AND SOCIAL MEETING From Friday's Dally. Last evening the members of Plattsmouth aerie No. 365, Fraternal Order of Eagles, held a most pleasant meeting at their lodge rooms in the Coates' block, which was attended by a large number of the membership, and it was one of the most interesting as well as pleasing that has been held for some time. William Hinrichsen and James Rebal, who were the dele gates to the state convention at South Omaha, were called upon and gave an outline of the work of the meeting, which was very much ap preciated by the lodge members and gave them a clear insight into the working of the state body of the Eagles. In selecting a delegate to the national convention, which meets at Seattle, Washington, on August 1 and 2, Chief of Police William Barclay wa3 selected as the official represent ative of this aerie. The lodge also received a new candidate into the order, who was equipped as a full fledged Eagle. Following the busi ness session of the order a very de clicious feast was served to the mem bers, which was a most pleasant feat ure of the occasion and one which was fully appreciated by all those in at tendance at the meeting. For Sale. 1914 Bull Tractor, in good condi tion, $250.00. O. A. Davis, Murray, Nebraska. 7-12-4tw MORE AND BET TER LIGHT FOR PLATTSMOUTH All Our Energetic and Up-to-Date Business Men Join in the Lauda ble Movement. From Friday's Dallv. The light question which has been troubling the city for the past year seems to be reaching a solution if the electrolier proposition is put through as the lighting committee of the council and the - Nebraska Lighting company have about reached an agreeable settlement as to rates figured on the use of the electroliers which the business men of the city are attempting to have placed on the streets to furnish the light for il luminating Main and Sixth streets. The agreements as to the amounts each property owner is willing to con tribute to the installing of the stand ards for the electroliers are now be ing circulated and are generally being subscribed to by the business men, who realize that this method of light ing the streets will be found much more satisfactory and add a great deal more to the appearance of the city in general. These standards, as figured, will cost for each front on Main street $20, and this is not con sidered a high figure, as it includes all wiring and lamps for the original cost and will leave them all ready for the city, which will furnish the cur rent and maintain the lights there after. This is the best opportunity that has been presented to secure a sys tem of this kind for use on the prin cipal streets of the city and should rot be passed by for the small sum that will be required from each, prop erty owner. The city itself is not in a position to have these installed on Main street, but is willing to furnish the current, as well as maintain the lamps after they are put in, and the chance is one that cannot be passed by, as it may not be possible again to have this opportunity offered to get them. As has been said before, the electroliers are the only modern means of lighting and are in use in every up-to-date city in the state where the public-spirited citizens have subscribed the necessary amounts to have the electroliers placed in posi tion. With three of these electroliers in a block a wonderful transformation in the appearance of Main street would be secured that would add 100 per cent to the general appearance of the town. If it is possible it is hoped to extend the service up both North and South Sixth street, as well as up High School Hill, where a single light electrolier will be used. UliERAL OF HENDERSON BURKE AT HORNING CEMETERY From Friday's Dally. The body of the late Henderson Burke, who passed away on Sunday at Hillyard, Washington, arrived in this city last evening on No. 14 over the Burlington and the funeral serv ices were held this afternoon from the Liberty United Brethren church, south of this city, and the interment made in the Horning cemetery near-by. The services were conducted by Rev. J. M. Eades, rector of the church, and were attended by quite a number of the old friends of the family and of the de ceased young man. iVOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS SOCIAL EVENT SATURDAY From Friday's Dally. . A very pleasant social time is be ing prepared by McConihie post No. 45, Grand Army of the Republic, in honor of the ladies of the Woman's Relief Corps, which will be held at the home of Comrade T. W. Glenn, on West Pearl street, on Saturday afternoon. The deightful event will start at 5:30 o'clock and will be a feast of good things to eat provided by the boys in blue for the ladies. The event is being looked forward to with the greatest of pleasure. TO VISIT RELATIVES IN THE NORTHERN PART OF STATE From Frldav's Dally. This afternoon Mrs. F. J. Hennings and Mrs. Henry Horn departed on a visit of a few weeks in the northern part of the state with relatives and friends. They first go to Scribner, where they will visit at the home of Mrs. Hennings' sister, Mrs. Claus Ploehn, for a short time, and then go to Randolph to visit with Mrs Volk, a sister of Mrs. Horn, and also at Creighton, where George W. Horn, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Horn resides George P. Horn, Br., who has been visiting at Creighton for several weeks, will accompany the ladies home. LADIES AID SOCIETY MEET WITH MRS. KEN NEDY AND DAUGHTER From Friday's Dally. The Ladies Aid society of the M. E. church held their regular meeting yesterday afternoon and were enter tained in a most delightful manner by Mrs. Rebecca Kennedy and her daugh ter, Miss Ella, at their home on Ninth and Locust streets. The early hours of the afternoon were devoted to the usual business session, after which the ladies enjoyed a very pleasant social time, interspersed with various other amusements. Some of the ladies brought their fancy work and spent the hours in a very industrious man ner, that of plying the busy needle. At an appropriate time delicious re freshments were served, which were thoroughly relished by the large num ber in attendance. At the usual hour the ladies, after thankirigMrs. Ken nedy and her daughter, Miss Ella, for tehir kind hospitality, departed for their homes, declaring the hostesses to be excellent entertainers. THANKS THOSE WHO ASSIST ED IN CARING FOR BROTHER From Friday's Dally. A letter has been received in this city from Mrs. Charles Carroll, a sis ter of Guy Woods, the unfortunate young man who was killed near the Burlington depot in this city on Wed nesday evening, June 30th. In this letter the lady desires to thank all those who were so kind to the brother in his last hours and expresses the iieartfelt feeling of gratitude felt by the family. She also states that the young man was the youngest of their family and his loss is felt most keen ly by all of them. The mother, three brothers and the one sister are left to mourn his loss. All but the sister re side at Springfield, Ohio. COME DOWN FROM OMAHA TO GET THE KNOT TIED From Friday's Dally. Yesterday afternoon Samuel H. Wright and Miss Mary Lipasky came down on the 2:41 Missouri Pacific flyer and were conveyed at once to the court house, where they inquired their way to the office where marriage licenses are secured, and were granted one of the documents that meant so much to their happiness, and then requested Judge Beeson to pronounce the words that would make for their future a state of bliss, and the judge done this in his usual pleasing man ner. The young people departed on the 4:03 Missouri Pacific for their home in Omaha, convinced that they were going to have a big surprise on their friends. Jeff Solsburg of near Cedar Creek was among those coming in to at tend the base ball game yesterday afternoon. Dr. T. J. Todd and wife of Kearney, Neb., arrived here yesterday morning for a short visit with relatives and friends in this city. LIBERTY BELL WENT THROUGH PLATTSMOUTH Notwithstanding the Early Hour Hundreds Were at the Depot This Morning. From Friday's Dally. This morning shortly after the scheduled time of 4:15, the Liberty Bell, which from the tower of In dependence hall, on July 4, 1775, first proclaimed the fact that this was a free and independent nation, passed through this city on its way from Philadelphia to San Francisco, where it will be the object of admiration from the visitors to the exposition Although the hour was one very in convenient to most everyone, there was a large crowd of several hun dred people present when the train arrived, and while it did not stop here it was slowed down so that a splendid view of the bell could be secured. The train which is conveying the bell westward is composed of a bag gage car and two Pullman coaches, as well as the flat car on which Old Liberty rests in a stout and sub stantial frame-work which holds it securely and prevents any movement of the bell that might cause it to crack more. The side of the bell where the crack is visible was not set so that it could be seen when the train passed through here and was missed by a greater part of the crowd. This wonderful old bell was cast in England in 1753 and brought to this country later, where it was placed in the hall that was, in 1776, the scene of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and the bell rang on notable occasions, the greatest of which was the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The bell first cracked, it i3 claimed, when it was tolling for the death of Chief Justice John Marshall, eighty years ago, and since that time has been carefully taken care of to preserve for the future this wonderful relic. The bell is placed in the center of a special flat car and is railed in and a guard is on hand to watch over it day and night during the trip west ward. Officials of the city of Phila delphia and newspaper men are ac companying the bell westward. The appearance of the bell here this morning was greeted by cheers and handclapping that lasted until the train disappeared in the distance. The bell was on exhibition in Omaha this morning from the time of the arrival of the train until it departed at 11 o'clock on its journey across Ne braska. MAGNIFICENT GIFT TO THE CITY LI BRARY ASSOCIATION From Friday's Dally. The library belonging to the late Daniel H. Wheeler of Omaha, one of the pioneer citizens of Plattsmouth and Cass county, has been presented by his sons, Myron E. Wheeler and W. H. Wheeler, to the city library of Plattsmouth to be used for the benefit of the patrons of the library. .The death of Mrs. WTieeler last Friday made necessary the breaking up of the old home, and the two sons decid ed to send this valuable collection, amounting to some 2,500 volumes, to this city, where their parents had spent so many happy years, and yes terday they were received and will be placed on the shelves as soon as the room can be secured. Years ago, in the early seventies, when the matter of a public reading room was first proposed, Mr. and Mrs. WTieeler were among the first to become interested and assisted in the work of getting a suitable place for the public to se cure books that might be desired, and they have always been interested in the success of the library after it reached a stage where it was of great service to the citizens. Walter Schneider and wife were here yesterday for a few hours visit ing with friends, driving in from their home at Cedar Creek JOE M'MAKEIi IS RIGHT THERE WITH HEAVY TRANSFERS In speaking of the work of J. II McMaken and his force of workers in handling the transfer of the wagons of the Brundage company from the Missouri Pacific depot to the carnival grounds, the officials of the carnival company state that the transferring was the best that they have had on their trip out this season, both in the splendid horses used in the work of moving the heavy wagons, as well as in the handling of the teams that easily made the transfer of the wagons, which is no small task. A CASS COUNTY BOY SERVING AS SURGEON IN THE ENGLISH ARMY The following taken from the Oma ha Bee of yesterday tells of the ad vancement of a young man of Ne braska in the medical world and will be most interesting to those in this county who know him: One Nebraska boy is now serving in the British army medical service somewhere in England or France. This is Dr. Phil M. Dale of Chicago, who up to three years ago was a Ne braska boy. Dr. Dale's mother and brothers and sisters live at Green wood, Neb. Young Dale up to a few years ago attended the medical school at the University of Nebraska at Lin coln. From there he went to Chicago, where he completed his medical course at Rush Medical college in 1912. He then served as interneship at the Cook County hospital for some time, after which he practiced for nearly two years in Chicago. . A few weeks ago Dr. Murphy of Chicago, on request of the British government for a corps of nurses and doctors for army service, appointed the Nebraska lad as one of thirty-two surgeons, who together with seventy nurses sailed from New York some three weeks ago. The first word the home folks have received from him is that he landed safely at Falmouth, England. Whether Dr. Dale will be assigned to hospital service in Eng land or to field service in the trenches in France he did not know when he wrote home. Young Dr. Dale is a brother of E. E. Dale, who is supervising the gar den club work in Omaha this sum mer. A REGULAR GULLY WASHER LAST NIGHT AND THIS MORNING The usual daily rainstorm visited the city last night and early this morning, after allowing one day free from rain, and it certainly was some rain, as the main storm, which broke here about 2 o'clock this morning, raged with great fury for quite a while and almost two inches of rain fall was registered at the Burlington station. The great downpour brought down much flood water from the hills, but did no damage, as the sewer and the street carried it off in fine shape. It was the heaviest rain so far this season and the bottoms east of the Burlington were flooded to quite an extent by the flood water from the subway and sewers. The Brundage Carnival company, which is setting up in the base ball park, was delayed greatly by the heavy rain, which covered the road leading to the park with a coating of mud and water. The transmission line of the McKinley Lighting company, west of this city, was put out of business by the storm and service here today is supplied by the Red Oak, Iowa, line of the Ne braska Lighting Co. Mrs. Guy Barton and son, Fred, of Brunswick, Neb., are here enjoying a few weeks' visit at the home Mrs. Burton's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kunsmann, and while here they will also visit with relatives at Murray and vicinity. M. Tritsch, refracting optician, at Gering & Co.'s Wednesday and Sat urday evenings. Examination free. THE BRUNDAGE CARNIVAL COM PANY ARE HERE The Rain Last Night Interfered in the Show Today, but Espected to Open Tonight. The S. W. Brundage Carnival com pany, which is to be with us this week, with their splendid aggrega tion of high-class attractions, arrived yesterday noon in their special train over the Misouri Pacific from Auburn, where they spent last week, and at once commenced the task of unload ing the equipment of their fine or ganization. The Brundage company is composed of ladies and gentlemen and can be depended upon to live up to their motto of complying with the pure show laws. The company have located their shows on the Red Sox base ball park and here the big show will be inaugurated this evening for their initial performance, despite the fact that the heavy rain interfered greatly with the work of moving the heavy wagons onto the grounds. This is undoubtedly one of the best companies that has visited this city for some time and have a large num ber of shows that will please the amusement-loving public of the city. These shows include the great planta tion show of Charles Marshall, "Hap py Days: in Dixie," as well as an ex pensive motordome, "The Miracle," a big Ferris wheel, and other pleasing and attractive shows that offer good, clean attractions for the pleasure of the pub?.ic. The management of the Brundage company are courteous and pleasant gentlemen in every sense of the word and wherever the company has shown they have received many words of praise for their flne atlrac- tions and clean handling of the car nival that has placed their company on a high plane among attractions of this kind. The splendid white band of this ex cellent company gave a short concert - this morning on Main street, which was very much enjoyed by those for tunate enough to hear it, and made a most pleasing impression, as it was in keeping with the line of high-class attractions of the company. Wall Paper. Gering & Co. THE SECOND SATUR DAY ENTERTAINMENT A GREAT SUCCESS The second of the Saturday enter tainments for the benefit of the resi dents of the city and county was held in this city Saturday and the pro gram provided by the entertainment committee of the Commercial club was most successful in furnishing a most pleasant afternoon for those who visited the city. The brighten ing skies of the day brought in a arge number from the country and everyone had a most delightful time. The balloon ascensions staged by Mr. Jameson of the Twin City Amusement company, were both very successful and the daring work of the aeronaut made the events very thrilling and the balloon ascended to the height of some 3,500 feet before the daring aeronaut cut loose with his para chutes in his descent. In the after noon ascension the parachute landed on Wintersteen Hill, after a thrilling flight. The band concert on the street served to make a pleasing feature of the day and the program was one of the most pleasing that could be se lected and was composed of high- class standard music, as well as the popular music of the day. ' These will be given each Saturday afternoon during the summer. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. WTard of Pitts- bug, Kansas, is making an extended visit in this city with his brother, Robert Ward, and family. This is the first time the brothers have seen each other for twenty-six years and they are sure enjoying a very pleasant visit together. Mr. Ward of Kansas thinks C'ur little city, with its many hills and trees, a most beautiful one. Wall Paper. Gering & Co.