The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 06, 1915, Image 1

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One of the Most ("lever Events That
Has Orrurrt-d in Plattsmouth in
Manv Years.
From Friday'" rallv.
It was a most inspiring scene last
evening at th? banquet given by the
Yourc Men's Bible class when the "200
young" nun sat dow.i to partake of the
0:v-t of rea.-on, as well as the flow of
soul which had been offered for their
ci-r.sideT alien bv the members of the
bible class of th Methodist church,
and perhaps there has been no banquet
that was more thoroughly enjoyable
than was this, the fifth which the class
has held.
The ladies of the church had did
themselves proud in the arrangements
for the feast and the settings for the
seer.?. The tables were beautiful in
their snowy linen and sparkling silver,
while greens and bkterswetts and can
dles added a pleasing touch to the pen
eral decorative plan. The emblem of
the class adopted ty the bible classes
of the world, was displayed on the
wall over the speaker's table, while
the room was arranged with stream
ers of red and white.
It was only a few minutes after 8
o'clock when the guests, who had as
sembled in the main auditorium of the
church, were invited to the banquet
hall, and to the strains of the march,
"Greetings to ThomasviHe," as play
ed by the Holly orchestra, the com
pany filed in to take their places and
to await the invocation which was of
fered by Hon. R. B. Windham.
The ladies then, in'a most charming:
manner, proceeded to see that no
hungry man escaped, and it really
would be too difficult a task to
adequately describe the many good
things to eat which were prepared in
a most pleasin.e manner. The menu
for the lanquet was as follows:
Grape Fruit. Marashino Cherries.
Roast Beef. Mashed Potatoes.
Brown Gravy.
Spaghetti. Tickles.
Perfection Salad.
Rolls. Jelly.
Pie a la mode.
Coffee. Nuts.
C. W. Baylor had been selected for
the honor of presiding: over the feast,
and he fdled the office of taoastmaster
in the most acceptable manner f.nd his
remarks were thoroughly appreciated,
by all those gathered around the ban
quet board. Mr. Baylor spoke on the
necessity of recreation and work in
the human life, and especially in that
of the your.g man of the clay in find
ing: the proper means of securing his
pleasure and pastime. Mr. Baylor
made a very plea-ins: impression and
his clever and witty remarks provok
ed many a hearty laugh or. the differ
ent speakers of the evening as they
were introduced.
The first speaker of the evening was
Lester Dalton, president of the class,
who in a few well chosen words wel
comed the guests to the banquet, and
his remarks were pert and exception
ally clever and the many take-offs on
the members of the class, as well as
the speakers of the eveni.i? were very"
much enjoyed by all the banqueters.
Mr. Dalton gave a brief resume of the
history of the organization which had
started with ten charter members, and
at the present time had c membership
of sixty, which demonstrated the
steadfastness of purpose of the or
ganization. Mr. Dalton, a.''ter explain
ing the aims and purpose cf the Young
Men's Bible class, extended an invita
tion to all who were not a:Tiliated with
any other class to join with the boys
of the class in their Sunday morning
meetings and the pleasant social as
sociations which followed in the of the class.
County Attorney A. G. Cole, who
followed Mr. Dakon, had taken as his
subject, "Live Square With Yourself,"
and in his adchess, although short, he
gave most wholesome advice to the
young men gathered in the banquet
hall, as he pointed out the personal
cost to the individual who was not liv
ing square with himself ii his life and
in his relation to his Creator. Mr.
Cole compared the human life to that
of an open book wherein the faults
and shortcomings of the human race
was registered and which would be
the means by which they were called
to an accounting. The evil thought
growing into the evil deed had caused
the youn.? man to grow into a menace
to his feliow man and the evil express-
ed in his life and actions had a bane- I
ful effect on the lives of those with
whom he came in contact. The fut
ure of the young man was a most-vital
thing for the welfare of the countiy
and they owed it to themselves and to see that their lives
were worthy and clean and that they
had lived square with themselves and
not cheated themselves out of their
heritage. Mr. Cole urged the young
men to do the right thing and stick to
it at all times and to be independent
and steadfast in purpose. They owed
a duty to their countiy, as well as
themselves to make good citizens and
to the Creator for their lives which
they must at the close of their earthlv
career deliver up to the Almighty.
uistrict Judge James i. tfeglev on
being introduced by the toastmaster
took up as his subject that of "The
Man of Tomorrow" and his address
was a rare treat in even. way to
those who were present. The judge
remarked on the remarkable gather
ing that was assembled around the
banquet board and of the pleasing im
pression that the Bible class had
made in their study of the bible and
rood fellowship. The proposition of
the young man was a most vital one
the the young man who made the
most of his time was the one who
was destined to win in the battle of
life. The boy of today is the man of
tomorrow and the coming generation
must take up the burdens and tasks
which would be given to them and the
present generation was struggling to
build up the best possible future for
those that were to care afterwards.
The young man was called upon in
war to make the battle for his coun
try's rights and defend its honor and
upon them depended the future citi
zenship of the nation. There was less
care taken of the human race that of
the farms of the live stock and other
things that entered in to the world's
activity and this neglect of the boy
was a great and serious mistake. The
boy who worked was not as the judge
stated a vicious man but the ranks
of crime were recruited from the idle
and those who were thrust into bad
influences that led them along the
wrong path. Preparedness as was
now being agitated as necessary by
the great leaders of the countiy was
vital but the prepardeness of the
human race and of the men of the
count rv was most vital. The speaker
pointed out the conservation of the
manhood the the country, the doing
away with idelness and poverty naa
made the Germans great and their
success could be traced to the fact
that the people were physically and
mentally able to take up the tasks
confronting them. Every young man
should take a part in the politics of
the country cleat ly and intelligently
ind and see that the ideals and prin
cipals of the American republic was
perserved. The address of the judge
was eloquent and forceful and one
that found a responsive cord in the
hearts of all of the splendid young
Americans seated in the banquet hall.
Rev. Titus Lowe, pastor of the
First Methodist church of Omaha was
the chief orator of the evening and
spoke from the subject of "The Christ
ian as . a Citizen." Rev. Lowe made
very splendid address as he had
both a commanding appearance and
his excellent voice and his vigorous
statements were delivered with a
punch and vim and in support of the
need of the Christian people partici
pating actively in the politics and
life of the city, state and nation. The
old idea of a Christian being a pink
tea, weak kneed mollycoddle wa3 a
thing of the past, the speaker de
clared, and the new idea of the Christ
ian was that of the militant fighting
for the things he knew to be right
and just. The speaker made a ter
rific arrangement of the currupt in
terests in politics and pleaded with
his hearers to join in the fight to
purify the conditions in the state. He
also pleaded for the support of the
prohibition movement in the state at
the coming election next fall.
The Plattsmouth quartet composed
of W. G. Brooks, F. A. Cloidt, Jen
nings Seivers and Don C. York, favor
ed the gathering with two of their
pleasing numbers which were given
in their usual , pleasing manner and
won round after round of applause.
As the company arose at the close
the benediction was pronounced by
Rev. Lowe and the fifth-annual ban-
tquet passed into the past as one of
the most successful ever held.
Wall Taper. Gering & Co. Thone. 36.
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From Friday ? Dally.
1 he t raiiill jewelerv store has in
the past few days been equipped with
a new flooring lirioiium which has add
ed greallv to the appearance of the
store and makes it as neat and tastv
a jewelerv shop as can be found in
any city in the state and with the
large stock of fine first-class goods
makes this store a very attractive
appearance. The show cases have
also been provided with new fixture?
and trays for holding the stock pf
goods carried, and throughout the
store presents a very fine appearance
This is a neat store at the best and
Mr. Crabill has made it a point to
see that everything was kept in first-
class shape. Just at this season of
the year it is particularly interesting
in that the near approach of the
Christmas season has .brought out a
large additional stock of the most ac
ceptable gifts that could be desired
for this season of the year. During
the enforced absence of Mr. Crabill at
Omaha in the hospital, Maldon Brown
is looking after the management of
the store and arranging the new fix
tures and getting everything in read
iness for the hclidav rush.
STULL FOR 380,09
From Saturday's I'atlv.
The jjury in the district court which
had under consideration the case of
Dr. E. W. Cock vs. C. Lawrence Stuil
etired yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock
to deliberate on the matter and after
several hours brought in a verdict for
the plaintiff in the sum of $60 with
interest from July 1911. The amount
sued for was SI 52.
This morning the court took up the
case of Mrs. Mollie Garrens vs. The
Woodman of the World, in which the
plaintiff is suing to recover on a life
insurance policy carried by the hus
band of the deceased in this order. The
plaintiff resides at Union and the de
ceased husband was a member of the
Woodman camp in that place. It is
claimed that Mr. Garrens had paid his
monthly assessments into the order to
the local officers and the head offices
of the lodge had suspended him claim
ing to have never received the assess
ments for the dues The case will be a
most interesting one and will probably
consume the entire day and perhaps a
part of tomorrow. Quite a number
from the vicinity of Union were pres
ent at the trial.
A very pleasant' and delightful
afternoon's entertainment was held at
the handsome country home of Mrs.
John Stewart Tuesday afternoon. It
was in the nature of a farewell, as
Mrs. Stewart is compelled to leave her
farm home on account of failing
health. The afternoon was spent in
social conversation and the proper
time a delicious luncheon, consisting
of oysters, cake and coffee were serv
ed. The dining room presented a beau
tiful sight, with its snowy array of
linen, cut glass, silver and china. Mrs.
Stewart was a popular member of the
Social Workers club and this society
regret very much to see her remove
from their neighborhood where she
has made many friends. At a late
hour in the afternoon the guests de
parted for their homes, wishing her a
speedy return to health and to be with
her again in the near future.
M. W. of A.. Notice!
The next regular meeting of Cass
camp No. 332, M. W. of A., will be on
Wednesday night, December 8th, at
7:30, at which time election of officers
w ill be held. All members are urgent
ly requested to be present.
F. J. Libershal, V. C.
From Friday's Daily.
William Bond, or "Billy," as he was
more familiarly known to the older
residents of the city, arrived here to
day from his home in Wyoming for a
short, visit here in the old town, en-
route to Missouri, where he will visit
his daughter who resides near Hanni
bal. Mr. Bond was here over thirty
years ago in the employ of the road-
master's department of the Burling
ton and spent several years here in
the railroad work, and on his trip here
this time he finds few of the old timers
whom he recognizes asta greater part
of his old associates have long since
removed or passed away.
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening at the county farm
west of the city Charles Tohnier. one
of the aged residents passed away
after an illness of some time due to
the infirmaties of old age. He has
been a resident at the county farm for
the past twelve years and is a native
of Germany where he was born on
May 21, 1834, spending a greater part
of his lifetime there and has been a
resident of this locality for the past
eighteen years. For five or six years
prior to being in the farm he was en
gaged in farm work in this section and
was a gentleman well liked by those
with whom he came in touch and was
r.eld in deep affection at the farm by
all. He leaves a married daughter
residing in Kansas City, Kas. The
funeral will be held at the farm to
morrow and the interment made in
Oak Hill cemetery.
The Degree of Honor held a very in
teresting meeting last evening at their
lodge rooms and a very large attend
ance of the membership were present
to take part in the annual election of
officers which resulted as follows:
Chief of Honor Mrs Elizabeth
Lady of Honor Mrs. Viola Claus.
Chief of Ceremonies Mrs. Ruth
Recording Financier Mrs. Maude
Usher Mrs. Barbara Snyder.
Assistant Usher Mrs. E. G. Wurl.
Treasurer Mrs. Elizabeth Bauer.
Organist Mrs. Luella Leesley.
Outside Watch Mrs. Joseph
Captain of Team Mrs. Lottie
Installing Officer Miss Anna Has-
Trustee Mrs. Minnie Pickard.
These newly elected officers of this
great fraternity which has one of the
argest memberships in the city will
be installed at the meeting to be held
on January fth.
On January 6 the county convention
will be held in our city during a day
session, whon our Grand Chief of
Honor, Sister Mayme Cieaver, will be
with us. In the evening Miss Anna
Hassler will install the officers. It is
desired that all members be present
at this convention.
Compromises With Railroad.
From Saturday's Dally.
The time of the county court was
taken up this morning with a hearing
in the estate of Fred L. Burdick, de
ceased, who was found dead near
Union several months ago, and was
supposed to have been struck by a
Missouri Pacific train while he was
en route to his home at Nehawka. The
railroad company has settled with the
widow for the sum of $500 in full for
all damages. Attorney Philip E.
Horan of Omaha was in the court rep
resenting the railroad company.
M. Tritsch, refracting optician, at
Gering & Co.'s Wednesday and Satur
day evenings. Examination free.
B. P. 0. E. ME
The Services a Tribute to the Memory
of Dead Members of This
Great Order.
Yesterday afternoon the Parmele
theater was filled with a large number
who gathered to attend the memoria
services of Plattsmouth Lodge No
739 B. P. O. E. when the member
ship of the order gathered to pay their
tribute of fraternal love to the ab
sent brothers who have been called
from their earthly duties to the Great
Beyond. The service was impressive
and beautiful as befitting the loving
tribute of the great brotherhood of
Elkdom, and the program was one
that called to mind the great princ
pals that dominate and uphold the
Elk creed. The stage was set with a
large American flag which has been
adopted by the lodge as one of its
emblems and which screened the il
luminated roll of the honered dead of
No. 739 E. P. O. E., and as the roll
was called by the secretary, George E
Weidman, the names of those who will
come no more were flashed in letters
of litrht on the scroll. Those of the lo
cal lodge who have passed away since
the installation of the order here are
M. Patterson, P. W. Agnew, Otto
C. Bookmeyer, F. J. Morgan, S. M.
Chapman, C. E. Coffey, J. V. Egen-
berger, F. W. Ritchey, F. C. Frink, D.
Ilawksworth, F. M. Richey, Canon H.
B. Burgess, H. D. Travis. It has
been the great good fortune of the
order here that in the last year none
of the membership has passed away
but have been spared the bitter sting
of death through the mercy and love
of the All Wise Ruler of the universe.
The members of the lodge and the
peakers marched in a body from the
Elks home on Sixth street to the the
ater and as the lodge entered the
orchestra opened the services with the
strains of America while the lodge
stood until the close before taking
their seats. The musical program
selected by the orchestra composed of
Miss Verna Cole, E. H. Schulhof, W.
R. Holly, Richard Avard, George Lut-
er, Clarence Ledgway and Clifford
Burbridge was appropriate to the oc
casion and selected from the gems of
the musical world.
The services were opened by Exalt
ed Ruler C. W. Baylor and the offi
cers of the lodge in giving a part of
the ritualistic work dedicated to the
memory of the departed brothers. Miss
Barbara Clement gave a musical
number during the ritualistic service,
The Rosary" and the sweet voice of
the singer with the touching melody
and tender words of the song made
an impression upon the audience. The
opening ode given by the lodge was
followed by the invocation by acting
chaplain, R. G. Rawls.
Miss Katharyn Bauder of Glenwood,
gave a most charming vocal number,
The Lord is My Light" and this was
one of the most appropdiate to the
olomnity of the occasion and the ar
istic and charming manner of its ren
dition made it one of the most beauti
ful numbers on the program. Miss
Agnes Knoflicek followed with one of
her pleasing violin solos and won the
hearts of everyone by her charming
rerdition of her selection.
The eulogy of the departed broth
rs was given by Brother Norman S.
Genung of Glenwood, and was a
plendid address on the custom of
this order to gather and pay tribute
the the memory of the departed and
to cherish the kindly deeds and vir
tues of those who had gone before.
The address of Mr. Genung was a
glowing tribute to the Elks and to the
departed brothers in whose memory
the services of the day was dedicated
and where all over the country the
members of the order were gathered
in memorial service to their departed
brothers. This address was an in
spiration to those who were present
o hear it and a brilliant oratorical
The principal address of the after
noon was given by the Rev. Alfred
C. Buxton, chaplain of Council
Bluffs lodge of the Elks, and was one
of the finest addresses ever heard
n this city at any gathering. The
speaker in taking up his remarks
paid tribute to the American flag
which enters into the life of the Elks
and told what the message of that
flag meant to him and all others who
lived beneath its protecting folds and
to the history of the emblem of the
free and brave from the time it first
sprang into existance from the needle
of Betsy Ross and what it stood for
in all these years and what it had
been to those coming from a foreign
shore and finding peace and happi
ness beneath its protecting folds. He
touched upon the great principal of
brotherhood which was dominating the
Elks and pleaded for a closer relation
of all mankind throughout the world
and a better understanding of the
wants and needs of each other in the
battle of life and what the tender
influence of a friend could do to chase
away the sorrows and cares of life
and to aid in the betterment of man
kind that thev all might be more
fitted to follow the example of the
Master. The speaker spoke of the
feeling of brotherly love that he had
found in the order and the beauty
of the motto of the order, "The faults
of our brothers we write upon the
sands, their virtues on the tablets of
love and memory," which aided in
banishing hate and brought each of
them nearer to a realization of the
teaching of the order and to share
with each other their jovs and sor
rows. The address of the eminent
divine was one that held the closest
attention of the audience and his
splendid and lolty thought made a
deep and lasting impression upon his
audience. It was with regret that the
audience heard the close of the re
marks of Rev. Buxton as they would
have willingly listened to a great deal
more of the beautiful address on the
principles and ideals of the B. P. O.
The closing ceremonies were carried
out by the officers of the lodge and
at the closing of the Doxology by the
lodge and the audience the benedic
tion was pronounced bv the Rev. W.
5. Leete pastor of the St. Luke's
Episcopal church and the lodge memb
ers marched from the theater carrying
n their hearts the lessons of the day
and the inspiration of the two splen
did addresses on the ideals of their
Tomorrow, matinee and evening, at
the Gem theater will be presented an
other of the William Fox masterpieces
in moving pictures, "Samson," with
Wiiliam Farnum, America's foremost
actor, in the leading role. Mr. Far
num has been here in "The Spoilers"
and "The Plunderers" and his effective
rendition of the roles there is an in
dication of what may be looked for in
'Samson." The play is not a bibical
.iay, as the title indicated, but is a
gripping drama of modern life. The
story in brief of the play is as fol
lows :
Roused by titanic wrath by the
falseness of his friends and by the
fact that the wife he worships spurns
his devotion, the modern Samson pulls
Town thes tructure of wealth that he
limself has erected, ruins the rake
who is pursuing his wife and crushes
the crowd of sycophants, and hangers-
on that his benevolence has enriched.
Sanson" rises triumphant over the
wreck of his fortunes and secure in
the love of his wife and with full faith
in her. sets his face toward a fresh
Gladys Kaffenberger HI.
From Saturday's Daily.
Miss Gladys Kaffenberger has been
uite ill at her home on High School
ill for the past few days and her
family and friends have been quite
worried over her condition As she
eems to be developing appendicitis.
Last year Miss Kaffenberger was suf
fering from a similar attack but re
covered without the necessity of an
peration and it is hoped that she
may not be compelled to undergo an
operation at this time.
Box Social a Success.
From Saturday's Dallv.
The pupils and teacher, Miss Sophia
Ulrich, of the Buck school, two and
one-half miles south of Murray, held
box social and program last Satur
day evening at their school house,
which was very largely attended and
was a decided success socially and
financially. The pupils rendered a
pleasing program, which reflected
much credit on the efficiency of their
The Affairs at the Count Iidirmary
in a Finer Shape Than
Ever Before.
From Saturday's Dallv.
The j ear just drawinir to a close
has been a most successful one for
the county farm west of this city and
the result of the crops has proven
one ful! of profit to the county and
will add greatly to the income of the
farm during the coming winter
months. Superintendent Tarns ha de
voted as much care to the farm and
the crops as he would to his own pri
vate inteie.'ts and the result has been
that never before has such splendid
lesults been secured, although in
the past few years the farm lias al
ways shown a profit for the county
and has been self supporting. The
selecting of the seed, the working of
the ground, the planting and the tend
ing of the crops had been given the
closest attention by the superintend
ent and result speaks for itself. There
is today at the farm a bounteous sur-
of all kinds grain and food stuffs
which will insure more than enough
to operate the farm. Five hundred
bushels of wheat, eirht hundred buh-
els of oats, and 2.200 bushels of corn
are safelv stored away on the farm as
gathered from the fall report of Sup
erintendent Tarns, and there is aUo
on the farm eighteen head of cattle
and four of horses. The grain and
corn stored w-ill bring a handsome
price later in the season and will add
very much to the finances of the in-
sutuation. Everything on the farm
is in the best of shape, the buildings
are well kept up, and in fact Cass
county comes about as near having a
model farm as there is in the state
and one that reflects great cred.t upon
the board of commissioners and Mr.
Tarns, the superintendent for their
care and business ability in looking
after the farm. There is at the pres
ent time thirteen persons residing at
the farm beside the family of tl e sup
erintendent and the farm has cared
for these very easily ami will continue
to do so, .s Mr. Tarns has the cellars
filled with a surplus of vegetables and
other good things to eat during the
winter. The new building has been
found most convenient ar.d comforta
ble and was undoubtedly ore of the
best moves that the county h;.s under
taken in the last few jears.
From Satirday' Dallv.
This morning joy reigned supreme
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman
Cole, southwest of this city, and was
occasioned by the arrival there at an
early hour today of a fine little son
and heir. The little man is as fine a
lad as can be found in Cass county,
and being the first child in the family
is the object of a great deal of ad
miration from the overjoyed parents
and other relati-es. The young Mr.
Coie has also occasioned a great deal
of pleasure in this city and Grandpa
Harry Johnson is carrying himself as
only a real grandfather can, with an
air of pride, and his smile i oie of
thee that will not wear off. Both the
mother and little son are doing nicely.
Yesterday saw quite a number of ad
ditions to the different churches ol
the city and an increase in the mem
bership of the churches. At the Meth
odist church eight new members were
added to the church rolls, five of
whom were baptised at that church
while three were immersed at the font
of the Christian church. The Presby
terian church received twelve new
members into the church and at the
Christian church there were four con
fessions of faith made as the result of
the work of the revival services of
Rev. C. E. Per Lee. This is a very
satisfactory for churches and shows
an awakening religious thought
among the residents of the city.