The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, October 04, 1915, Image 1

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NO. 32.
Mrs. Gus I'ein Died at the Hospital
After Undergoing an Operation
for Appendicitis.
Frm Friday's Tal;r evening: shortly before
o'clock the sail news was received in
this city of the death of Mrs. August
Fein at St. Joseph's hospital in Oma
ha, where she was taken Wednesday
aft moon to undergo an operation for
appendicitis, and the unfortunate lady
never recovered from the operation,
which was much more seve -e than had
been anticipated, and despite the ef
forts of the attending surgeons she
gradually sank into death and passed
away at 5:30 in the afternoon. This
is a grievious blow to the husband and
little children, who are deprived of the
love and care of a most devoted wife
and mother, and to the bereaved fam
ily the deepest sympathy of the en
tire community goe-i out :.r their loss.
The suddenness of the aflliction that
has fallen on this home is most crush
ing, rs this estimable lady was only
taken sick Tuesday ever.iig, and in
less than two days was called to her
final reward, leaving the loved ones
with aching hearts to bear the loss
which came on them with such unex
pectedness. The death cf Mrs. Pein
brings forcably the lessoii that in life
we are in the midest, of death and
while apparently in the enjoyment of
life are called upon to answer the
summons to a journey to an unknown
land which is hidden from the eye cf
Mrs. Pein-was a lady wh- was loved
by all who knew her, and in her daily
walks of life practiced th- principals
of a Christian life, and in the love of
home, husband and children found her
joy and pleasure. She wiis a devout
member of the St. Paul's Evangelical
church and her presence will be sadly
missed in the work of the church and
in the community where- she has so
long made her home. She leaves be
sides the husband, three small chil
dren. Clifford, Gretchen tnd Cather
ine Pein, the youngest cf whom is 5
years of age; one stepson, Harry Pein,
of Kansas City, as well as her mother,
Mrs. Claus Speck, sr., thiee brothers
and three sisters, Claus Speck, Walter
Speck. Miss Alma Speck of this city,
Mrs. John Ewing, Hopkins, Missouri,
Mrs. Anna Roberts of Ralston, and
Henry Speck of Columbus, Neb.
Celia Speck was born in Platts
mouth August 13, 1873. ard had spent
her lifetime here, being educated in
1his city, and during all these years
had endeared herself to a large circlo
of warm friends, who will miss her
greatly, as she was kindly and genial
to all she met and a lady who to
know was to hold in high esteem. She
was married here in HW to Mr. Aug
ust Pein. and the fami'y have made
iheir home here since that time. She
was a member of the Woodman Circle
lodge of this city, who acted as the
escort for the body on its arrival from
Omaha this morning.
From Friday's Rally.
The friends in this city of the Ed
l?antner family will be surprised to
learn of the marriage at Macey, Ne
braska, last evening of T.he daughter
of Mr. and Mrs'. Brantre?', Miss Janet
Brantner, who was united in marriage
to Mr Russel Chase, a substantial
farmer of the vicinity of Pender,
where the Brantner family have made
their home for the past few years.
The wedding was a very Tjuiet one and
attended by only the immediate fam
ily. The young people will make their
l'ome on the farm of l.ho groom near
Pender in the future. The bride is the
grape! daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Cory Of this city and the many friend?
here of the young lady will extend to
the newly weds their best wishes for
a long and happy married life and one
free from care and sorraw.
WANTED To hear from owner of
good farm for sale. St nri cash price
and description. D. F. Bush. Min
neapolis, Minn. 10-4-Stwkly
From Fridays Dally.
This morning Mrs. James McCul-
lough was taken to Omaha, where she
will enter the St. Joseph's hospital to
undergo an operation for a trouble
from which she has been suffering for
some time. She came up this morn
ing in company with her husband
from their home, east or Murray, and
departed on the early Eurlington train
for Omaha to enter the hospital. It is
to be hoped that this estimable lady
will soon be able to return to her
home here relieved of her affliction,
and her friends will anxiously await
word form her bedside. Her father,
Fred Olenhausen, and her sister, Mrs.
Mary Evers, also accompanied her to
the hospital.
from Friday's Daily.
Last evening Miss x.dna Peterson
entertained the members of the Mod
ern Priscilla club at her home in a
most pleasing kitchen shower in honor
of Miss Anna Wohlfarth, whose mar
liage to Mr. L. L- McCarthy is to oc
cur on Tuesday next. The evening
was spent very pleasantly by the
young ladies in the plying of the busy
needle, as well as in music and social
conversation, which served to pass the
time in a most delightful manner, and
such as only this jolly organization of
young ladies know how to enjoy in
their gatherings. After some time
spent in the social pleasures of the
evening the party were invited to the
dining room, where dainty and de
licious refreshments were served by
the hostess, and which was a very
much enjoyed feature of the evening.
The guest of honor was presented
with a number of articles which will
serve in the years to come to remind
her of the old friends and jolly days
when the Modern Priscilla club were
together on their numerous pleasant
social gatherings.
Krm FrtdflVn raily.
The story of the escapade of several
young men of this city was on tap in
the police circles this morning, and
which tells of baffled love and the at
tempt of the disconsolate admirer of
a young lady to seek revenge on his
rival, who was permitted to bask in
the smiles of the lady. It would seem
from the "dope" given the police that
the young man, who was held in high
esteem by the lady, came in from the
country last evening, and calling on
his lady friend, secured her consent to
accompany him to the picture show,
where they spent some time watching
the course of true love as protrayed
on the screen by the movies, and then
wended their way to the place where
the lady was engaged in working, and
here is where the villian enters, as the
young man who had not been able to
"get by" with the lady decided to visit
punishment on the successful rival,
and with two other young men lay in
wait for the fortunate one, and even
went so far as to call at the house
where the girl was staying and ask
for their intended victim, and finding
that he was not there decided to hang
one on him, and as the couple neared
the spot where the villians lay in wait
the young man got a "hunch" as to
what was up and beat a hurried re
treat, with the rival and his friends in
pursuit, but by this time the police
were notified of what was up and nip
ped the intended trimming of the for
tunate young man in. the bud and
warned his would-be punishers that
they had better remain in the clear
and not start anything, which the
John Urish of Mt. Pleasant precinct
was in the city Saturday looking after
some trading with the merchants for
a few hours.
Wall Paper. Gering & Co. Phone. 36
Labor Commissioner Does Not Give a
Very Flattering Report of the
Sanitary Conditions.
From Friday's Dally.
The examination of the Central
school building in this city, which was
conducted here on September 22 and
23 by State Labor Commissioner F.
M. Coffey, has had the result of this
examination embodied in a report filed
with the board of education, and the
facts as to the building's safety, as
viewed by the state commissioner, re
lieves the minds of the members of
the school board, as well as the citi
zens in this regard, and it disapproves
the fears of our informant in the
matter, and it is a pleasure to learn
that there is no danger, in the opinion
of the labor commissioner, who has
made a close and careful inspection of
the structure, and should settle the
matter to the satisfaction of everyone
as Mr. Coffey has made as careful an
examination as could be made. It is
a matter in which everyone has been !
vitally interested, and that the build
ing is deemed safe should be a source
of great relief to all. The school
board was on hand to assist Mr. Cof
feyy in his inspection and the in
vestigation was as thorough as could
possibly be made, and the result
should be accepted as final. The re-
report of Commissioner Coffey on the
building is as follows and should
make the situation there clear to the
patrons of the school:
. Lincoln, Neb, Sept. 26, 1915.
C. A. Marshall, President; J. M. Rob
erts, Vice President; E. H. Wes
Cott. Secretary; F. A. Schlater, T.
H. Pollock, John Schulhof, Board of
Education, Plattsmouth, Neb.:
Gentlemen: The approval of fire
escapes on school buildings and build
ings used for school purposes, as to
make, location and number, is a part
of the duties of this department. In
the performance of this duty an in
spection of the Central school building
in. your city, September 22-23, 1915,
prompts these suggestions and recom
mendations: All rubbish should be removed from
near the permanent stairways and
unused rooms.
The basement store room should be
relieved of all waste papers and ar
ticles liable to cause fire.
The seating capacity of the various
rooms is overtaxed. Too many pupils
are enrolled in each room. In fact,
there is a congestion in each room
that is not for the best interest of the
pupils, and most forcibly suggests the
need of additional school rooms in
your district.
Two iron stairways are located on
the outside of the building. This is
sufficient in number and the location
is probably the most advantageous.
The equipment of inside stairways
with side rail supports is not only a
safeguard in case of hurried exits in
case of fire, but lessens the danger of
accidental falls during regular dismis
sal hours.
The wisdom of the legislature in re
quiring school houses and buildings
used for school purposes to be equip
ped with reasonable means of escape
in case of fire is admitted by all who
give the matter any thought. As
near the maximum in safety should
be provided school children as to
health, life and limb.
At the request of you gentlemen an
inspection and observation was made
of the general condition of the Central
building as to safety. This examina
tion and inspection required a goodly
portion of two days. . The condition of
the building was examined from
foundation walls to the cap of each
side and end wall. The conditions of
the rafters, joist and stringers were
also examined. In fact, the examina
tion covered every part of the build
ing which might furnish evidence of
its condition as to safety.
The foundation under the entire
building is of hard stone and nowhere
showed any evidence of giving away
to time and weather. The side and
end walls are practically plumb
There are a few cracks in the walls
near windows and doors. These bear
the appearance of having been in ex
istence for a long time. These cracks
are evidently caused by the settling
of the wall soon after construction. It
is a hard matter to place the direct
cause of these cracks, which appear in
most all brick buildings. One cause
is the fact that w hen window sills and
caps are placed in order to make them
level a large amount of mortar is
used by the mason, and if the settling
of the wall comes before the mortar
has time to harden cracks in the wall
will result.
Just how long a building will stand;
just how long it will withstand the at
tacks of time and weather, is beyond
human calculation- But we can form
an opinion from the general condition
of the building apparent to the eye.
One who is to express an opinion as
to the safety of a school building to
say whether there was any apparent
danger of it falling under normal con
ditions of weather would naturally
be extremely conservative, when he
remembered that the building was to
house several hundred of the precious
young school children..
After a most thorough examination
of the Central school building, in
which you, honored sirs, participated,
there were no apparent defects found
in the condition of the building that
would call for any degree of fear of
danger from a collapse or falling of
the walls, barring weather conditions.
How long the building with withstand
time and weather attacks one is un
able to estimate, but there were no
conditions apparent that need cause
fear as to the safety of the building
for some time at least.
The material used in the construc
tion of buildings at the date that the
Central building was constructed is
more solid, firmer and of better grade
than material used at this later date.
An examination of the material used
in the Central building will sub
stantiate this statement.
When the earnestness with which
you gentlemen conduct the affairs of
the board of education, and the
unanimous expression of an earnest
desire to ascertain the facts as to the
condition of the building so that you j
might act for the best interests of the
school children of your district, when
these facts are recalled the people of
Plattsmouth are to be congratulated
on the makeup of their schoo lboard.
It is unfortunate for the parents, it
is unfortunate for the school children,
and it is unfortunate for the members
of the board of education that these
expressions of fear are made without
first having been sure of the situation.
But come they will, and the com
munity must meet them and make the
best of the situation.
After what was considered a most
thorough inspection and examination
there was no present apparent lack of
safety in the condition of the Central
school building, barring the attacks of
time and wreather. Respectfully sub
mitted, F. M. Coffey,
Commissioner of Labor.
. The undersigned members of the
Plattsmouth Board of Education were
present at the time the above inspec
tion of the Central school building was
made, and each of us closely scrutiniz
ed the condition of the building from
every viewpoint. WTith a full apprecia
tion of our responsibility in the prem
ises in mind, we are more firmly con
vinced than before that there is no
need for fear as to the safety of the
Central school building for a long
period of time, how long we know not.
Respectfully submitted,
C- A. Marshall, President.
E. H. Wescott, Secretary.
J. M. Roberts.
Frank E. Schlater.
T. H. Pollock.
Mrs. John R. Pierson and little son,
who have been here visiting for some
time with Mrs. Pierson's mother, Mrs.
Mary B. Allison, departed this morn
ing for their home at Table Rock.
John Gilson, a iormer resident of
this city, who has been making his
home near Los Angeles, California,
and who has been here on a short visit,
departed this afternoon for his home.
George A. Mesinger and wife de
parted this morning for Omaha, where
Mrs. Meisinger will enter St. Joseph's
hospital to undergo an operation.
W. T. Adams departed this morning
for St. Paul, Neb., where he will spend
a few days visiting with his son, Max
and family, near that place.
C. R. Butcher of Glenwood, who was
an over Sunday visitor in this city at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. S.
Barthold and family, departed this
morning for his home in the Iowa city.
George II. Falter, a Young Man of
Splendid Business Qualities, As
sumes Management.
From Friday' raUy.
Today a change was made in the
store of E. G. Dovey & Son, one of
the leading mercantile establishments
of the city, when Mr. George H. Fal
ter took charge of the active manage
ment of the store and will in the fut
ure devote himself to looking after
the advancement of the interests of
this splendid dry goods and grocery
story. The advent of Mr. Falter will
give Mr. George E. Dovey an oppor
tunity to enjoy a relaxiation from the
ardrous task of looking after the full
management of the establishment, as
Mr. Falter, with his excellent judg
ment and ability, will be able to re
lieve him of a great many responsi
bilites which have kept him confined
to the store almost constantly for a
great many years.
Mr. Falter has in the last few years
been a conspicuous figure in the busi
ness life of the city, as he was one of
the firm of Falter & Thierolf until a
few months ago, and is a young man
who has a clear understanding and
appreciation of modern business meth
ods which will make him a valuable
man in the Dovey store and one who
can keep in touch with the trade and
needs of the customers of the estab
lishment, and his keen insight into the
advertising and window dressing lines
of the business will give him an op
portunity of advancing the interests
of the firm.
The firm of E. G. Dovey & Son is
one of if not the oldest business
house in the city, and also one of the
finest, as the stock carried is of the
ery best, and this will make a fine
field for the work of the new manager
of the establishment- Mr. Dovey will
remain at the head of the general
affairs of the firm as he has for the
past thirty-five years and will turn
the active management of the store
over to Mr. Falter. That the new
manager will be able to accomplish
much toward advancing the store
there is little doubt.
The friends of Mr. Falter will be
pleased to learn that he is to remain
in the city as a resident, as he expect
ed on selling his interests in the cloth
ing store to remove elsewhere to seek
a location, but was finally prevailed
upon to change his mind, and for the
present at least will be a resident
here, together with his family, in our
city, and their friends are feeling well
pleased over this fact.
From Friday's Dally.
Ben Brooks is limping around on
clutches since yesterday as a resu of
an accident that befell him Wednes
day afternoon while he was engaged
in assisting at the fill on the washout
on the Rock Bluffs road east of the
Horning farm. It seems Mr. Brooks
desired the use of a large plank and
called to one of the workmen to hand
it down to him, but instead of doing
this the plank was reelased and sent
down an incline of soma thirty feet
end struck Ben about the left ankle,
resulting in spraining that member,
as well as fracturing a number cf the
bones in the left foot, and he will be
on the retired list for som-i time as
the result of the mishap, out as it is
he feels that he had a most fortunate
escape in that the foot was not mash
ed off, as the heavy plank was coming
at a good rate of speed an! from the
distance it had traveled could easily
have crushed the foot in a very bad
R. M. Shlaes and Charles Petersen
were among those going to Omaha
this morning, where they will spend
a few hours inspecting some new first
run pictures, including the famous
"Damaged Goods," which will be
shown there today by the picture
company before an audience of min
From Friday's Daily.
This afternoon A. B. Fornoff of near
Cedar Creek returned home from a
short visit to South Dakota, where he
looked after his land interests near
Huron for a time, and is well pleased
with the general condition of the crops
in that state, which are the best for
some years, and every prospect for a
great crop are evident on all sides
Mr. Fornoff feels that the crops there
could not be in better shape, and his
farming lands have turned out very
satisfactorily. Hans Schroeder and
Henry Keil accompanied Mr. Fornoff
on his trip, but remained in South
Dakota to look after the construction
of a residence on the farm of Mr,
From Friday's Dally.
Tuesday evening Misses Christine
and Mathilde Soennichsen and Mrs.
Franzen very pleasantly entertained
the members of the Modern Priscilla
club at the pretty Soennichsen home
at a charming miscellaneous shower
for one of their number, Miss Anna
Wohlfarth, whose marriage to Mr.
McCarty will take place next Tues
day, October 5th. For the event the
rooms of the Soennichsen home had
been made very attractive with floral
decorations. The hostesses had plan
ned a number of amusements for the
entertainment of their guests, one of
which was that of hemming towels for
the bride-to-be, and the hours simply
flew as the guests very industriously
plied the busy needle. A few mom
ents spent in social conversation,
interspersed with vocal and instru
mental music, and then the guests
were invited to the dining room, where
a delightful three-course luncheon was
served. The table was very prettily
decorated in a color scheme of red.
set aglow with the red candles. After
the serving of the luncheon, the guests
returned to the parlor again, where
the bride-to-be was showered with a
number of handsome gifts, which will
assist in introducing her into the art
of keeping house, and which will be
constant reminders of the girls of the
Priscilla club. It was near the mid
night hour when the young ladies
wished the bride-to-be much happi
ness, wended their way homeward, de
claring" Misses Christien and Mathilde
Soennichsen and Mrs Franzen excel
lent entertainers.
From Friday's Daily.
Last evening a number of young
ladies were very pleasantly entertain
ed by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Holmberg in
their pretty new home on Granite
street. The occasion was in honor of
Miss Gunhild Holmberg of Wausa,
Neb., who has been visiting at the
Holmberg home for the past few days.
The evening was spent in music and
games, which made the occasion a
very delightful one, and which was
greatly enjoyed by the guests- At a
late hour a dainty luncheon was serv
ed by Mrs. Holmberg, she being as
sisted in serving by Mrs. Ed Roman.
As the hour for departure drew near
the guests expressed much pleasure in
having met Miss Holmberg and ex
tended their warmest thanks to Mr.
and Mrs. Holmberg for the splendid
evening's entertainment afforded
These we offer to the trade in large
assortments, and have placed them in
such a manner so as to make your se
lection easy. Blankets, Comforters,
Outing Flannel, Flanneletts, Duckleir
Fleeces, Comforter Robing, Challies,
Percales, Cotton Batts, Wool Batts.
Charles Johnson of the vicinity of
Louisville was here Saturday after
noon visiting with friends for a few
Mrs. Joseph McCulloch Dies After an
Operation for Gall Stones at SL
Joseph's Hospital in Omaha.
Again the community is called upon
to mourn the passing of one of the
highly esteemed ladies, Mrs. James
McCulloch, who passed away yester
day afternoon at St. Joseph's hospital
in Omaha, where she was taken Friday
to be operated on for gall stones, from
which she had been a sufferer for some
time, but it was found that her case
was so severe that it was not possible
to operate and the unfortunate lady
continued to grow worse until yester
day morning, when the children were
summoned to the hospital to take their
farewell, as the attending physicians
could hold out little hope, and in the
afternoon she gradually sank into
death. Mr. McCulloch was at his
wife's side constantly since she was
taken to Omaha and assisted as far as
possible in soothing her last hours.
Mrs. McCulloch was a daughter of
Fred Olenhausen of this city and was
born at Pekin, Ilinois, December 4,
1873, where she made her home for a
few years, and then came west to Ne
braska some thirty-two years ago with
her parents and lived with them on
their farm home for a number of
years, and on October 15, 1898, she
was united in marriage to Mr. James
McCulloch, and since that time they
made their home for a greater part
of the time on the farm south of this
city, and here the family has been
reared. '
The death of the wife and mother
comes as a very grievious blow to the
husband and three children, who will
have the deepest sympathy of the en
tire community in their hour of grif
and sorrow. Besides the husband, three
children, Fred, aged 16, Marie, aged 7,
and Venetia, aged 3, are left to mourn
the death of Mrs. McCulloch and be
compelled to go through life without
the love and care of a devoted mother.
The father and two sisters and one
brother are also left to share the grief
at the death of this good woman.
The body will be brought to this
city and the funeral held here Wed
nesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the home of the father, Fred Olen
hausen, on Washington avenue.
To those who knew her best Mrs.
McCulloch was a most devoted friend
and companion and there was nothing
that she would not undertake for those
she was united to by ties of love and
friendship, and her loss will be a very
bitter one to the friends and relatives
and it will be hard indeed for time to
heal the sense of sorrow at her going
from our midst.
This morning a suit was filed in the
countv court by Mrs. Mary Burnett
against Ira Bates, in which the plain
tiff asks that judgment in the sum of
$1,000 be awarded her for injuries re
ceived when the automobile of the de
fendant ran into the ditch just south
of the Burlington shops on the even
ing of May 1st. In her petition the
plaintiff states that she and a com
panion were invited by the defendant
to enter the car and take a ride out
to Rock Bluffs, where the plaintiff re
sided, and it was while going out Lin
coln avenue that the accident occur
red that resulted in the plaintiff hav
ing her left arm broken in two places
and her right arm at the wrist, and
which for several weeks compelled her
to refrain from all labor and seriously
injured her health. The plaintiff, in
her petition, cites a number of rea
sons as the cause for the accident and
asks that the amount of damages
prayed for be granted. Matthew Ger
ing appears as the attorney for the
plaintiff in the case.
Ra3' Theodorski of Louisville was
here today for a few hours, motoring
over to look after some matters of
business. .