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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1916.
Same Officers Re-elected, and Con
sidering Disagreeable Weather a
Very Respectable Attendance.
From Frldav's Dally.
The meeting of the Commercial ;
tlub was comparatively well attended
last evening, despite the bad weather,
and a meeting: that was full of much
discussion and enjoyment, the election
of the officers for the ensuing; year
was held, with the result that all pres
ent officers of the club, most of whom
have been serv ing out unexpired terms
of the other members, were re-elected
The report of the treasurer for the
year showed a surplus of $135 in the
road fund of the committee, and the I
president pointed out a number of
good things which had been accom
plished in the past year as a result
of the activities of this committee of
the c-Liii which had been one of the
most active during the
President Wescott stated that the
railroad committee of the club were
engaged in taking up with the Missou
ri Pacific officials the question of se
curing their assistance in the work of
paving Washington avenue. The rail
road company had indicated to the
mayor that they desired to have a spur
track laid from the present tracks
down near the business portion of
the city 'j order to demand a greater
i hare of the freight business, but the
mayor had assured this official that
if the avenues were paved that it
would go a Icing way toward making
it an easier matter to reach the depot.
President Wescott stated to the mem
I ers of the club, thaz the big feature
for 191o" was going to be the attempt
to secure the pavement of Washington
avenue from the starting at Seventh
and Vine streets to the M. P. depot..
R. B. Windham inquired as to
whether or not there had been an ef
fort made to enlist the aid and help
fulness of the farmers of this local
ity in the club work, as he had under
stood it had been very successful in
other localities in the country where
it had been tried anu that in some
sections almost half the membership
of the club came frcra those who were
rot residents of the towns and cities
themsehes. President Wescott stated
that the club had made such an effort
several times in the past but that it
had not t een so successful as might be
hoped for. Sam Smith's suggestion
that the club ir.vite farmers from dif
ferent sections of the county, in each
week to take dinner with the members
of the club to stimulate the feeling
of good fellowship and interest be
tween the town ar,d the country, and
this excellent ru?: est ion will receive
the attention of the club in the future.
In the matter of the election of the
club the board of d. rectors recommend
ed that the date for the annual elec
tion be changed frorr. the third Thurs
day in December to the third Thurs
day in January each year, and this
recommendation was acted upon and
Chief of Police Barclay called the
attention of the 1ub to the need of
rules and regulations for the rest
room in the Riley block which was be
ing misused by a great many of the
joung i-Is from twelve to fifteen
years of age who had the habit of
loafing there and making a very poor
showing for the room from the uses
to which it bad been intended by the
clnb, and told of the finding of a large
number of rather rank notes and
verses which had been written and
left in the room and which had caused
him a great deal of annoyance and in
his attempts to preserve the proper
atmosphere arrong those using the
Toon he had been criticised by a num
ber of parents when it was for th.
cood c-C the girls themselves that he
had looked into the natter and be de
seed vry much tc have the club tak.
ui tV n.atter of providing rules for
he room and those vho were in tho
habit of gathering tnere. The room
was ret intended as a loafing place
but as r room where the women of the
tovn could stop and rest when down
t i'vn in the busines pail of th city
ad the habit of the youi g girls galh
cing there was very demoralizing to
the girls themselves. The chief stated
that the boys did not loaf at th roon-
President Wescott appointed 31
Par.lav as a committee to draft the
prjfer rules which v.:l; be used to
govern the rest room mi the future.
The election of officers was taken
up, and on motion, which was carried
unanimously, the present officers, con
sisting of E. H. Wescott, president;
C. W. Baylor, vice president; T. II.
Pollock, secretary, and R. F. Patter
son, treasurer, were elected to guide
the destinies of the club. President
Wescott statcJ that he was desirous
that someone else be selected as presi
dent, as he had served, he thought,
the full time that could be asked for,
and wanted a rest from the work, but
the club refused to accept his de-
chnation nnd he was again honored
with the olhce of president.
Mr. Wescott, in addressing the club,
stated that the work of the club was
I not a Job for one or t",vo or three men,
uul inai ine wnoie Doay OI tne Cltl2en
ship was necessary to produce the
proper active and live Commercial
club and that it was a duty each citi
zen owed to nimscit and the com
munity to get out and take an in
terest in the welfar? tf the club and
There was consideiable discussion
I : -4 . , 1 . I : - u 1 r
. c cu "A prur
place for amusement and recreation
for the boys and young men of the
community, which wat, participated in
by Harry Johnson. Fred Dawson, Ed-
ward Grybsky and R. B. Windham, in
which they expressed themselves in re-
gard to this matter and made clear
the fact that there was no place in the
city where the young men could meet
in the proper surroundings and enjoy
each other's society and take part in
good, clean athletic erercise. It was
finally decided that Fred Dawson look
over the situation as to securing a
proper place for the holding of the
young men's physical exercises and
to report at the next meeting of the
cniei oi I'ouce iarciay reporteu
that there had been a lumor of a great
many cases of contagious diseases in
tne city, out tnat tnera were oniy lour
reported at the city c-erk's office and
A 1 1 A 1 A A 1
these had been isolated as much as
possible and that the residents of the
city were unduly alarmed over the
wild-eyed reports that had been ped
After a short discussion of the good
roads problem and the possibility of
having the Jefferson highway, which
is to run from Seattle, Washington,
to Atlanta, Georgia, pnss through this
city, the club agreed to send a live
delegation to Omah when the route
for the highway is finally selected,
and boost to have it located on the
west side of the Missouri river, the
FUNERAL OF UNCLE
TOM FRY YESTER
The funeral of the late Theodore T.
Fry was held yesterday from the late
i i i i i
was attended by a large number of
the old friends of the departed, who
by their presence showed the deep
feeling of respect and esteem in which
Mr. Frye had been held in the com-
munity. A large number of the old I
soldiers were present to assist in the
rervices and render their sympathy to
the bereaved family. The services
were conducted by Rev. C. E. PerLee,
pastor of the Christian clurch, who
spoke words x)f comfort to the grief
stricken family and friends and held
cut to them the blessed words of con
solation of the Master. The services
were simple and beautiful and the
floral remembrances in their beauty
attested the erteem in which Mr. Fry
was held by his friends and neighbors,
At the close of the funeral services
the body wa3 conveyed to Oak Hill
cemetery, where his remains were con
signed to rest in the family burial lot
The Stork Gets Busy.
From Saturday's Dally.
Last evening the stork made a visit
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Haywood
Elledge on High School Hill and left
in their care a fine little daughter, who
is, in the opinion of the parents, just
about the finest little baby in the land.
The mother and little one are both do
DIES IN KANSAS
Mr. and Mrs. Z. W. Shrader at the
Bedside Previous t His Death,
and Remain for the Funeral.
From Friday's Daily.
Mr. and Mis. Z. VV Shrader were
j called to Lebanon, Kansas, some two
I weeks ago by the illness of the broth-
I er-in-law of Mrs. Shrader, Leonidas
Quinn, and remained there until after
the death of this gentleman and have
I just returned to their home in Mt.
I Pleasant precinct, after fulfilling their
ad mission. Mr. yuinn was lor a
great many years a 'esident of this
I county and well known throughout the
central and eastern part of the county.
The following is a short sketch of the
life of this worthy man:
Leonidas Quinn was born in Preble,
Ohio, August 6. 1832, and died near
Lebanon, Kansas, January 4, 1916,
I i do a i i m j
. o .aib. hui a..u iu udJS
He went with his parents to Daven-
J port, Iowi. when a small boy, where
he resided until the outbreak of the
I civil war, when he enlisted as a private
in the First Nebraska volunteer!
cavalry. b?ir.g enrolled September 24,
18C2, and discharged from the army
I October 24. 1SC5, serving under Lieu -
tenant Talbot. After the war he set-
tied near Plattsmouth, Nebraska,
where he was married to Margaret
Jane Murray on December 20, 18G7.
They resided in this county for a
period of twenty yiars. moving to
Smith county, Kansas in 1887. Mrs.
Quinn preceded her husband to the
better world some nine years ago. To
this estimabel couple fve children were
born, one cf whom tUed in youtn. ine
remaining children are: Mrs. J. V.
Roberts of Garnett, Kansas; Mrs. D.
Ivw - m j-. t -mm -T-W -11' . . I
i n. jiciauiey. -Mrs. imam tiarratt u
and W. L. Q uinn of Lebanon, Kansas,..
who are left to mourn the death of
the kind and loving father.
The funeral services were held at
the home on Thursday, January Gth,
r.t 10 a. m., F.ev. J. II. Hampshire of
the United Brethren church officiating
The interment was made in the Cora
cemetery, where the body was laid to
rest beside that of the wife.
PLAYING IN VERY
From Saturday's Pally.
Ed. Steinkamy, head of the grocery
department at Diers' store, is surely
plaving in hard luck. Preparations
had been made for h!s marriage on
Wednesday cf last v.eek to Miss Anna
Hopkins of Elrr.vood. The necessary
license was secured from the county
judge, but when the cay arrived for
the culmination of the happy event
t're groom was confined to his beu at
. . ...
Lis home near M-m-ey with a severe
:as; of grippe, combined with a ga h-
ei'iivr in his r.eaa wnicn nas causeci
iruch suffering. A message from V e
. ' ' "
el-' ueu tne inM.rniaii'jri mai .
'till suffering oad'v from pain as weli
. , 1 -T .1. 1
as '.. r.rpi agon;, uecuuse oi me :i wei
trick the gods of fate are playing
with him. To make bad matters
worse the young lady who figures so
pfominently in the affair, is also in
the hands of King LaGripi.e at her
hopie nt Elmwood. The Courier unites
ith the mni;-' friends of there joung
people in wishing them a speedy re
celery and trusts that their future
live may be mor? happy because of
tbe disappoim.Tiert.i they were force J
L undergo at t:?e beginning. Louis-
v ie courier.
Files for Commissioner.
From Saturday's Daily.
County Assessor W. R. Bryan has
decided to again woo the political god-
dess and will seek the office of county
commissioner on the democratic ticket
as the opponent of Commissioner Pitz
from the First district, and today filed
his intention to become a candidate
with the e'ounty clerk of the county
and will be subject to the will of the
voters at the April primaries.
THE NEW GROCERY STORE
IN PERKINS HOUSE BLOCK
From Friday's Dally.
The new business lirm which is to
conduct a grocery aiia general store
in the Perkins Hous block, Messrs
Frank Foreman and Samuel Oleskir,
rave arrived anu are now arranging;
their stock of goods io their room and
getting; ready for hur.iness. Mr. Fore
man is well known i, a great many
residents of the country districts, as
he has been traveling; through here
for the past few years and is a most
enterprising young man. Both of the
members of the new firm are bright
I and alert and among the best known
young Hebrew business me in Omaha
md are getting ready to start business
right in this city. Thev will have
their store known a? the "Peoples
Store" ami will be ready for business
in a few days.
MRS. W. E, ROSEN-
GRANS ENTERTAINS IN
HONOR OF MRS, ZUCKER
From Friday' Daily-
-Mrs. W. E. Rosencrar.s entertained
h, ,st charmingly yesterday afternoon
at her home in honor of Mrs. V. Zuck-
er who is soon to k-ave the city, and
the occasion was one of the rarest cn-
jovment to the ladies who were pres-
ent to enjoy the delightful hospitality
0f the Hoencrans home and the hours
vVe:e passed in sewing and delightful
.-ocial conversation ard in visiting
.Vl:th the guest of honor who is soon
to be lost to the circiT f varm friends
un.j )ii;s was tjie or,jx- ftalure that de
j.rn.(,H ,rnm , u- i nf ih-
evert The ladis "cre entertained
jurjnsr afterroor b' a number of
charminsr instnin-'vi'al select-..!
. rjss Dorothy Ziicker, .vhich were
pnioved w'U'e m number cf
pleasing entertaining f ent ires v-i
given which added cry much to the Cc-
lights of the occasion. As the after
noon was drawing to a close the ladies
were in vited to enjoy a most sumpt-
ous and delicious four-course lunch
eon which proved one of the most
pleasing features of the afternoon, the
hostess was assisted in serving and
entertaining by Misses Nora and Man
Rosencrans, Mrs. C. A. Rosencrans
and Miss Nvna Thierolf. The table
was most artistically arranged with
a floral centerpiece of red carnations
and ferns which added to the general
handsome appearance of the dining
room. Those who were present to en
joy the gracious hospitality afforded
them, were: Mrs. V. Zucker, Mrs. M.
Fanger of Missouri Valley, Mrs. W.
D Smith, Mrs. George Dodge. Mrs.
F. G. Eirenberger, Mrs. William Hass
Ier, Mrs. John Bauer, sr., Mrs. J. E.
McDaniel, Mrs. F. R. Guthmann, Mrs.
Carl Kunsmann, Mrs. Joseph Droege.
Mrs. M. E. Manspeaker and Mrs. R.
MRS. HANS SEIVERS MEETS
WITH VERY PAINFUL ACCIDENT
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening Mrs. Hans Seivers met
with a very r.erious and painful ac
cident that will confine her to her
home for some time at least. She, in
company with her daughter, Mrs.
Alma Heldman, had started to visit
one of tho neighbors and when near
the residence of Frank Buttery Mrs.
Seivers slipped on the walk and fell
in such a minner as to break the
bones in her left foot in a very painful
manner and was unable to arise from
where she had fallen. Mr. Seivers, as
well as John McNurlin, a neighbor,
were called and hastened to the scene
of the accident and carried the injured
lady to her home, when medical as
sistance was summoned and the broken
member dressed and made as comfort
able as possible. While not dangerous
the foot is quite painful and has oc
casioned a great deal of suffering to
FOR SALE 7-room house. 2 lots.
barn and outbuildings; 3 blocks
from Columbian school. Inquire of
Homer Shrader. ll-3-tf-d&w
BILE VICTIMS ARE
Three Caskets Lowered at the Same
Time in Alvo Joint Funeral
From Friday's Daily.
i he caskets, With ..he bodies of the
three girls, killed in the Alvo auto
crash last Sunday, were lowered sim-
ultaneously into the graves at the
Alvo cemetery Wednesday afternoon
after one of the largest funerals ever
held in that icinity.
The two sisters. Belle and Edith
Foreman, were buried in one grave
The grave of Alma Godby was only
a few feet away.
The funeral servicer, too, were held
at the same hour, one at the Foreman
home and the other at the Godby
home a quarter of a mile away. After
the private services a joint service
was held Dver the three bodies at the
A hundred schoolmates of the girls
from University Place attended the
obsequies. Classmates acted as pall
bearers, and schoolmates formed an
escort to the cemetery. Fortj'-five
automobiles took part in the cortege,
with as many other vehicles. Three
white hearses led the procession.
When the services were half over
Clay Foreman, a brother of the two
dead girls, arrived at the church, hav
ing come from a homestead in Colo
rado, thirty-five mile? from a railroad.
While the funeral ever his daughters
was going on, J. II. Foreman, the
father, was lying in a Lincoln hospital
with his hip and knee broken.
TO WORK BOGUS CHECK
ON W. SCHMIDTMANN
llham bchmidtmann has haa a
varied experience in the last few days
sneak thieves and grafters of
various types and his second experi
ence has just come to light. Friday
evening a man giving the name of J.
E. Gay called at his harness shop and
represented that he was a horse buyer
and had leen recommended to come
there to purchase some much needed
supplies and Mr. Schmidtmann pro
ceeded to show him over the store and
to assist him in securing his articles.
The man without question purchased
a set of harness, a fur coat as well as
a few stable blankets which totaled
a little over ?74. He then wanted to
have a check for $76 cashed but the
owner oi tr.e store reiusea io ao mis
nd the man then made the check for
574.23, the amount of his purchase and
Mr. Schmidtmann' requested him to
leave the goods until the matter of
whether the check was good or not
could be determined. This was set
tled by the stranger agreeing to call
today for the purchases and leaving
the check. The check was sent into the
Bank of Cass County and by them
sent to the State Bank of Omaha on
which it had been drawn and this
morning bright and early came back
with the statement that while Mr. Gay
had been a patron of the Omaha State
Bank his acount there was closed and
the check was worthless. However, as
the case is, Mr. Schmidtmann is not
out anything as he still has the goods
In the store and will be more suspici
ous than ever of the strangers who
may visit his place of business. The
man was accompanied by a lady whom
he introduced as his wife to Mr.
Schmidtmann and he displayed his
bank book as well as check stubs tc
Mr. Schmidtmann to demonstrate that
his check was good on the State Bank
of Omaha but it does not seem to have
been very good evidence as his account
there had been closed. However, Mr.
Schmidtmann can congratulate him
self on his two narrow escapes from
losing valuable property.
District Court Thursday.
District Judge Begley has notified
the clerk cf the district court that he
will be here on Thursday, January 27,
to hold court, and the case of W. B.
Banning, administrator, vs.
Nancy J. Garrison, will be brought to I
ANDY THOMSEN OF CEDAR
CREEK IS A HAPPY MAN
From Friday' rally.
About ihe happiest man in Ca.-s
county today is without doubt Andy
Ihomsen ci l.edar reek, and our
genial friend has a mighty good cause
for feeling that he is about the luckiest
man in this part of the state, as the
itork paid a visit to his home last
evening and left a fine little son and
heir, who is just about as fine a little
lad as could delight the heart of any
proud father i nd happy mother. Both
xne moiner ana uiue one are aoir.g
nicely and the- friends of the family
throughout this section of the county
will join in wishing the young man a
long ana nappy ine ana mat ne may
be a joy and comfort to his parents in
their old age.
MISS HELEN CLARK,
A FORMER PLATTS
MOUTH GIRL, MARRIED
The Plattsmouth friends of Miss
Helen Clark, daughter of Byron Clark,
solicitor of the Burlington, will be
greatly surprised to learn of her mar
riage yesterday morning at 11 o'clock,
at Lincoln, to Mr. H. E. Kuppinger.
The wedding c?remony was celebrat
ed at the home of Prof, and Mrs. G.
H. Chatbum, 2850 P street, in the' cap
ital city, Rev. F. L. Wharton officiat
ing. Following the wedding at the
home the bridal party were entertain
ed at dinner at the Lindell hotel, as
well as the immediate relatives. Sun
day afternoon the couple left for
r : . -r" . . l I
, r i in i . i a. i. w v. i it i ii i vniiirn
win assume tne management oi a
1,000-acre farm owned by the bride's
father. Mr. Kuppincrer has been a
student at the law college of the Ne
braska university for several years
Mrs. Kuppinger is a Plattsmouth girl,
r.s her younger days were passed here,
and she possesses a host of warm
friends who will wish for the young
people all the happiness they so well
deserve. Since graduating from
Rockford college, Rockford, Illinois,
Mrs. Kuppinger has been taking
graduate work at th j Nebraska uni
versity. The marriage wa3 a great
surprise to the friends of the young
people in the capital city, where they
are both very popular in university
COURT VERY BUSY
This morning was one of the liveliest
times for some weeks in the court of
I Judge M. Archer and among those who
were present as the leading figures
of the ocasion were A. H. Rinker, Roy
Rinker and Jesse York, who had been
engaged in a general mix-up at the
dance Saturday evening, when in seek
ing admission, they had been refused
and had then started in to try and
pIoqti nnt Vio nion TL-flrt Vi n rl f 1 ft f( to
t . .u u it tl
their entrance into the ball. Their ap-
pearance tells the story of the affair
very clearly as they were greatly dam
aged in the attempt to force their pres
ence on the dancers, and to the charge
. fio-htimr thev en-
id a pJea of pui,ty and pjven
a fine of $5 and costs, each amount
ing to $8 and the Judge stated that in
failure to pay the same they would be
compelled to work out the fine on the
streets or enjoy a repast of bread and
water and they were returned to jail
to await their efforts to secure the
payment of the fine and costs.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank the many neigh
bors and friends for their kindness
and beautiful floral remembrances at
the loss of our beloved one.
Mr. J. A. Fry.
Mrs. Theodore Fry.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Hackenbery.
Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Rihn.
Louis Schutz was among those going'
to Omaha this morning, where he was
called to spend the day attending to
matters of business.
ING IN TOWN
The Police Kept Pretty Busy Prefer
ing Order, and With All That One
Fellow Was Knocked Out.
After a long period of peace, cover
ing the mcr.th of January, the police
lorce oi tne City were certainly put
I through Saturday evening from early
I in the evening until dawn Sunday were
kept busy answering calls in the dif-
lerent parts ot the city where the m-
I habitants were proceeding to raise di
turbances and causing in several in-
The most serious demonstration oc
curred early Sunday morning after the
close of the dance, when two of the
young farmers of this section became
engaged in a battle royal as the out
come of a long standing grievence, and
the participants were certainly badly
used in the affray. The affair had its
start months ago over some business
matters, and later two parties met
on the corner of Fifth and Main
streets by chance and several blows
were struck, none of which, however.
were m any way serious, tut resulteJ
in one of the parties being arrested
and fired, and this served to further
fan the flames of wrath long slumber
ing between the men, and yesterday
morning it broke forth in real warfare.
A brother of one of the ment was
it the dance Saturday night an 1
considerable feelir-g war displayed
there, but nothing serious occurred
until the parties started homeward.
when the gentleman who had suffered
I the lncitmitv oi arrest a lew weeks
. . . . . .
previous met his foe on North Seventh
street near the residence of William
Baird, where they renewed their quar
rel and were Foon hot at it in an at
tempt to do each other great bodily
injury, while the screams of the wife
cf one of th2 men woke the entire
neighborhood and brought the police
to the scene of the conflict. One of
the men received a very badly damag
ed "lamp" that was put in mourning
by his foe, and it will be some time
before he is able to appear in usual
form. A physician va secured and
came down town in the wee sma'
hours of the morning to tew up the
party with the injured eye, and the
two men vere released on their prom
ise to appear this morning in Judpe
Archer's court and quidate for their
attack on each other. In the general
attack the gentleman who received
the black eye retaliated by securing a
knife from about his person and mak
ing several slashes at the person of hi
opponent and for a time it seemed that
there would be a very serious result of
the affair, but the knife succeeded only
in inflicting a few slight wounds on
the arm of the young man, which were
soon sewed up by the attending physi
cian. From what can be learned of
the difficulties between the two parties
it would seem that thy run back sev
eral years and that the ill-feeling ha
kept growing worse and worse. It is
to be hoped that by this time all con
cerned in the matter realize that there
is nothing to gain by this means of
settling their dispute.
The parties came in this morning to
air their troubles before Judge Arch
er, and as a result the gentleman with
the damaged optic lodged a complaint
against his opponent for fiphting and
he was given a fine of 825 and costs.
which was paid and this chapter of the
County Attorney Cole, who was
present, gave both parties a very
severe lecture on the error of their
ways and showed where each had been
partially to blame for the culmination
of the affair in the outbreak Saturday
Edgar Wescott Quite Sick.
From Friday's Dally.
Edgar, the little son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Wescott, has been quite ill
for the past two days suffering from a
severe case of auto intoxication, which
reems to be in the nature of poisoning
of the system, and the little man has
been very sick and his condition has
caused his parents t. great deal of
anxiety, but he seems to be a little
better today and it is hoped he will
soon be able to recover from the attack.
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