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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1916.
The Melhocits Lest- to Cosmopolitan
Club and the Christian t.T the
From Tuesday's Dally
The City League basket ball tourna-
rr.t-r.t was- opened last evening at the (
Ov.-tal Star roller riik before a fair!
c owil and twj very exciting.
; wi re staged that hud plenty of
and excitement as he tide of
battle .--waved back and forth, and it
wa - r
the final basket was
decision was possible
tos.-v i that
Thai gave the victories to the teams of
the ('(Kinopd'i.an cliaj and the Pres
1 yn-rian Bible class.
Ia th.- opening the Methodist Bible
( ';.' : ar i the Cosmos were hooked up
:"r ihe .-truiigle and it started as
something soft for the bible class, as
thov wvrv able to get five tallies before
n-or.c'i-an team was able to!
bi t soi. a the tide changed and j
clor-v of the first half the score j
1" to '.' in favor of the Method-!
y-e sc-rid half the strug-!
1 a. :
,. v - -v
T. : : e
u: v. tr.e
as truly hair-raisinc. as the
v. as tifi time and time again by
i'e and it wvs necessary to
ivt- mlr.ates of extra play during
the Cc-smopolitans anr.e::e-d two
M- ies and won ihe game by the
of 14 to 22. Captain Ames of
".-rr.os was ur.r
hie to plav and
kcr; by Glen Edwards
tr..- o: 'zv. -ization. I ne
r.g of Nobis. Ames and Edwards
that cf C:
:f tne p.v.'s. a was
rnten I'or the Method-
-. the seen 1 game the Presby
a .i ihe Ch: .stiar.s were the
--;;.- fences and the lads from the
gave a surprise to
at the opening had
in their team work, '
was ti?.l during the last half
rr.r and it was not until the
ket was to-sed by the Pres-
. e .a"
it th. clos', of the contest
V . 1 -
the vkt-vs bv a scoie
2 to 2".
-.e (:ii-'ts were i-.ferc-ed by Clar-
Be-.tl an l hi- ut-c:sion were uni
:.lv fair to both i Vs in the differ-
w : . I
is the fir-t cf the- series which
: playe i dui Ii:g tho coming
'. c:i tr.e two loiiowmg
r- gamt s will be played
katir.g rink which will
tarding of the cliffer
f " the city champion-
at tiiC- Klir!-
ent coiite.- ta:
ship and ar" : 1 a great deal of real
live sport for the bwrs of this game,
: nd if the sue: -eedirs r games a"e as
full of interest as th;- two last night
they will be well worth attending and
enjoying. The serir-s of games are
rider the direct:
of Harris Cook.
who as coach of thr Hi;rh school team
c an ri e a tair an
eo-:al treatment to
the other teams in the contest for the
VERY ILL AND HIS RE
From Tuesday's Daily.
The many friends of Attorney C. S.
Poik of Lincoln will icgict greatly to
learn of the v-iy serious condition of
that gentleman who is suffering from
; sc-veie case of uremic poisoning and
the grave t apprehensions are felt
that he cannot recover from the at
tack. Mr. Polk has been in poor
health for the last three months ad
has gradually grown worse until it
was found necessary to recove him to
the Lincoln sanitarium where he is be
ing treated in the hope of giving him
relief, but the case seems to be so
.-evere that his recovery is not looked
lor. The patient has reached a stage
of unconsciousness and seems to be
Mr. Polk was for years one of the
prominent attorneys in this city and
greatly interested in church work and
has a large number of friends
will leam with the greatest regret of
his illness and trust that perhaps he
map be spared to Ids family and
Married at the Court House.
From Tuesday"? Dally.
This morning at the court house oe
curred the marriage of Mr. Charles
Ii. Meredith and Miss Bessie Wood
ruff, both of Omaha. The ceremony
was performed by Judge !eeson in
his accustomed pleasing manner and
the young people departed for their
Lome in the metropolis rejoicing in
their new found happiness.
DEATH OF MRS. GEO.
CASS COUNTY LADY
From Tuesday's Dall r.
The following is a short biograph
ical sketch of the life of Mrs. George
C. Sigler, a former Cass county lady,
who passed away a few days ago at
her home in Broken Bow, Nebraska
-tt m 1 1 1 1 1
.Mrs. Mgier win ue rememoereu by a
great many of the earlier residents of
the county where hed parents were
among the earliest pioneers, and it is
with the greatest regret that they
learn of her death.
Christina Vallery was born in Pike
county, Ohio, September 10, 1852, and
fur years later came to Nebraska
"ith her parents and settled in Platts-
mouth. Here she grew to womanhood
and at the age of twenty years was
united in marriage to George Calvin
Sigler. Later they moved to Custer
county, Nebraska, and of late years
have made their home at Broken Bow.
For twelve years while her husband
was engaged in the mining business
she made her home in the Black
Hills, but the greater part was spent
in Broken Bow.
Mrs. Sigler was the mother of sev
en children, three boys and four girls.
These are all living except one daugh
ter. Inez Edith, who died in 1892.
Those living are Cora Bell Brindle of
Broken Bow, Wilhclmina Barnes of
Ontario. Cal.; Ida May Kane of Terry,
antri iuuiu xvuiiiim.
-ven- onn eaivin vi xiune, .num.,
ard Fred LeRoy who ilves at the par-
er.tal heme in Broken Bow. Two of
the daughters, Mrs. Barnes and Mrs.
Kane, were r.ot able to be present at
the funeral. She also leaves four
brothers, all of whom were in attend
Mice at the funeral, J. R. Vallery, C.
II. Vallery and T. W. Vallery of
Plattsmouth; T. P. Vallery of Fruit
dale. S. D., and Henry Vallery of
Ruby, Alaska. There is also one sis
ter who was not present, Mrs. Mary
Wright of Fruitdale, S. D. There are
rlso twelve grandchildren.
The funeral services of this good
woman was held Monday afternoon
from the late home on South Eighth
rtreet in Broken Bow and were in
charge of Rev. A. Allen Bandall of
the Methodist Episcopal church, who
in his remarks paid the following
beautiful tribute to the memory of
the departed lady:
''Mrs. Sigler was of quiet, retiring
nature. Her life was especially a
home life, being devoted to her fam
ily. So far as known she was never
connected with any church, but she
was a believer in Jesus as the Savior
of the world. During her residence in
Cass county she worked with the
Methodist Episcopal church at Weep
ing Water and was an' attendent on
its services. Sha was always self-sacrificing
and many are those where she
has lived who have received encour
agement and assistance from her in
their hours of need. Mrs. Sigler had
been in poor health for a number of
years and for the last three or four
years has been a constant sufferer.
But through it all she was patient,
bearing her suffering with a fortitude
that was rioted by all who came into
her presence during these years. To
day she rests; her warfare and suf
fering is over. She has entered that
country where there is no more death,
neither sorrow nor crying. To the
husband let me say: The companion
of your years is at peace, just as she
was always at peace with men while
she was here, so now, she has entered
that city where peace constantly
abounds. Let this blessed truth com
fort you. And to you children: Re
member your mother's life. What a
heritage it is, true, faithful, full of
mother love. May it comfort you and
strengthen you as you recall her life
of devotion and love."
rs. Fred Hesse came down from
.Omaha this morning to visit for the
, day, looking after some matters of
-business in regard to her property in
i this city.
OF LOAN & BUILD
Three Directors Ite-E!ected and the
Financial Showing Is Most
From Tuesday'c Danr.
The annual meeting of the Platts-
mouth Loan & Building association
was held last evening at the Modern
Woodman hall and a large number
of the stockholders were present to
take part in th. disevsi-ior. of the
business of this very successful finan
cial institution. The term of three of
the directors of the company expiring
the stockholders of the company paid
a well deserved tribute to their serv
ice by re-electing them to the offices
which they have filled C. A. John
son, Fred T. Ramge and Henry F.
Goos for a term of three vears.
During the past three vears the
amount of business nandled by the
Plattsmouth Loan & Building associa
tion has more than doubled in volume
and the shareholders have made a
handsome investment on their money
which has been secured by the stock
of this live organization. The Platts
mouth Loan & Building assoication
was organized in March, 1&S5, and is
embarking on its thirty-first year of
business, with the prospects of mak
ing it the best that has yet been re
corded in the amount of business and
the profit of the stockholders. In
March, 1J13, the association had loans
amounting to ?9J,341.9i,-and this year
the report of the secretary shows that
?205,550.78 is held in stock, which is
a wonderful gain in such a short space
of time. The capital stock in 1913
amounted to S7P,!88, while in IMG it
has reached the figures of S1T5.128.
The grand total of the company has
grown from $101,707.94 in 1913 to
212,412.95, which is an indication of
he immense amount of business
which has been handled by this corn
ea n v.
The showing made to the stock
holders by the secrtary, T. M. Patter-
on, was most pleasing and demon
strated that this substantial home
financial institution was a safe in-
estment for the saving of the stock
holders and the handsome dividends
earned gives them a handsome profit
for theirin vestment. Mr. Patterson,
who has been the secretary for the
past few years, has conducted the
business of the company in the most
apable manner and his efforts have
added greatly to the excellent show
The sixty-third series of the Platts
mouth Loan & Building association
are now open to subscriptions to af
ford the citizens of Plattsmouth an
opportunity of securing ,a safe and
sound investment for their surplus
funds, which will guarantee them an
exceptionally good return for ' their
HE UNFORTUNATES AT IM
MANUEL HOSPITAL, OMAHA
Advices from Omaha this afternoon
state that Mrs. W. D. Smith, who was
operated on this morning at the Im
manuel hospital, is doing nicely fol
lowing the operation and has stood
it in splendid shape and her condition
s such as to give the greatest conn-
e'ence over the outcome of the opera
tion. This will be pleasant news to
her friends in this city who trust that
she may continue to improve.
Mrs. J. II. Thrasher, who is also at
the Immanuel hospital, is showing
some signs of improvement today
which has been very encouraging to
her family and attendants as a token
that she may be on the highway to re
covery, although it is really too soon
to determine just what the outcome
Mrs. Matt Sedlock and Miss Caro
ine Leiner, both of whom are recov
ering from operations at the Imman
uel, are doing nicely and are in shape
that they may be able to return ere
ong to their homes in this city.
J. D. Shrader of Murray was in the
city today for a few hours attending
to some matters of business, and this
afternoon departed for Omaha to visit
and attend to business matters.
THE WOMAN'S MISSION
ARY SOCIETY MEETS WITH
MRS. J. M. ROBERTS
Prom Tuesday's Ially.
The Woman's Missionary society of
the Presbyterian church held their
meeting at the home of Mrs. J. M
Roberts yesterday afternoon, insteat
of at the home of Mr.-. J. B. Martin
on account of the illness of Mrs. Mar
tin, and was greatly enjoyed by those
ofrtunate enough to be present. The
subject for the afternoon's study was
"Mormanism," and the work that is
being done among the Mormans. Mrs.
W. J. Streight and Mrs. J. M. Roberts
gave some very interesting papers on
this subject, which proved very in
structive and were most highly ap
preciated by those in attendance.
Mrs. H. G. McClusky had prepared a
chart showing the work that has been
done and is being done by the home
missionaries amongst the Mormons,
as well as some of the work in the
other home mission fields, which was
exhibited at this time and which
proved a very interesting feature of
the atf ernoon's. stud v.
MARRIAGE OF Jl'LiUS
h, FITZ AND MISS
From Tuesday's Dan?.
The ranks of the bachelor of Cass
county has received a severe loss as
County Commissioner Julius A. Pitz
has joined the ranks of the benedicts
as indicated by the lisl of marriage li
censes granted in Lincoln yesterday.
Mr. Pitz was united in marriage in
the capital city yesterday to Miss An
tonia Janda of this city, the r.ewly
weds having stolen a march on their
many friends and slipped off to Lin
coln in order to afford a surprise on
their friends. Both of the contracting
parties are well known in this city
and vicinity where they have been
reared and are both very popular
among a large circle of warm friends
who will learn of their marriage with
the greatest of pleasure and extend to
Mr. and Mrs. Pitz their best wishes
for a long and happy married life
filled with success and good fortune
which they both so well deserve.
Mrs. Pitz is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Cyril Janda of this city and is a
iady of talent and charm of personal
ity who is held in the highest esteem
by all those who have the pleasure of
her "CjUaintanc2 and is a young lady
well worthy of the best that life can
have in store. Mr. Pitz is one of the
leading farmers of the county and is
the present county commissioner from
the First district and one of the most
popular and highly esteemed gentle
men in the county where his many
sterling qualities have been recognized
by his host of friends. The newly
weds will receive a royal welcome
from their many friends when they re
turn home and will reside on the farm
of Mr. Pitz south of this city.
MRS. THRASHER OPERATED
UPON YESTERDAY AND IS
DOING FAIRLY WELL
Prom Wednesdays Dally.
Mrs. J. H. Thrasher, who was taken
to Omaha Monday afternoon, was
operated on yesterday morning at the
Immanuel hospital in that city and is
reported as doing very nicely, as the
patient stood the operation in splendid
shape, and while the operation was
quite s2rious, Mrs. Thrasher is doing
a3 nicely as possible undar the cir
cumstances. This will be most pleas
ing to the many friends of this esti
mable lady in this city and they will
join in wishing her a very early re
covery frcm the operation that she
may soon be ablo to return to her
home in this city, relieved of her suf
fering and restored to health. Mr.
Thrasher and daughter, Mrs. Keffler,
are at Omaha and will remain until
Mrs. Thrasher shows sign of improve
ment. Fancy stationery In different vari
eties at the Journal office. Come and
see us when you want stationery.
DISPOSED OF IN DIS-
From Tuesday's Daily.
While in the city yesterday District
Judge Begley took up quite a number
of matters in the district court which
were disposed of by the court.
In the case of Robert. D. O'Brien
vs. Omar A. Coon, the plaintiff was
given five days to submit brief and
defendent five days to answer.
In the case of Albert Stock vs. Cass
County and Myrtle Stock vs. Cass
County, motion to strike out submit
ted and taken under advisement.
In the case of Wililam F. Gillespie
vs. the Missouri Pacific Railroad com
pany the motion of plaintiff to quash
service summons served, sustained.
In the case of Frans G. O. Nelson
vs. Uertha In el son a decree ot divorce
was granted on the ground of deser-
tirm fnl t Vi i o"T.m 1 1 1 nf A (f fn A n n f
In application of Henry Snoke,
ed, A. L. Tidd appointed guardian ad
litem for Emma Hardnock, incompet
ent, and I red, Arthur, Carl, Nettie,
Helen, Walter and Marguriete Hard
In the divorce suit of Ulysses G.
Standley vs. Lela Standley, a decree
of divorce was granted as prayed for
and the default of defendant entered
in the case.
BIRTHDAY PAR1Y IN HONOR
OF MISS MLDRED BURK
From Wednesday's Datiy.
A very pleasant birthday party was
given last Saturday evening by Mrs.
Fred Spangler in honor cf the eigh
teenth anniversary- of Miss Mildred
T ? i - v - -l cicfo rf fir Vmctocc TVia
occasion was a very pleasant one, as
the jolly party of young people play
ed a number of games for several
nours and instrumental selections
were given by Misses Delia Frans and
Elizabeth Hall, while the whole party
oined in a number of songs which
proved a pleasing feature of the even
ing. At a late hour a dainty and de-
icious two-course luncheon was serv
ed by the hostess, assisted by Misses
NeUie Terryberry and Alice Gobel
man, which was a most thoroughly
njoyed event. In rememberance of
the occasion the guest of honor re
ceived a large number of very hand-
ome presents to remind her of the
very pleasant gathering. Those who
were present to take part in the pleas
ant affair were: Misses Elizabeth
Iall, Florence Richardson, Pheme
Richardson, Rachel Livingston, Delia
Frans, Jennie Livingston, Ellen Nolt-
ing, Laiuan fcpangier, eiiie lerry
berry, Tillie Kaufmann, Mattie Gapen,
Opal Cole, Alice Gobelman, Versa
Albin, Myrtle Coder, Mildred Burk,
Messrs. Myron Wiles, Glen Wiles, Will
Nolting, Arnold Nims, Will Richard-
m-m 1 11 . t 1 .
son, ii.zra Alum, reter uoueiman,
Major Hall, Oscar Gapen, Pirl Albin,
MJOR A. HALL FILES
FOR COUNTY TREASURER
The latest entree into the political
handicap for the April primaries is
Major A. Hail, who will again seek
the republican nomination for the of
fice for which he was defeated two
years ago by County Treasurer Fox.
A petition bearing the signatures of a
number of the voters of ihe county
was filed yesterday in the office of the
county clerk, accompanied by the $5
necessary, and now Mr. Hall will be a
candidate at the primaries on April
18th. Mr. Hall resides ofl his farm
south of this city at present, and with
his large acquaintance among the
residents of the country districts
should be able to poll a large vote.
FINE FARM FOR SALE.
160 acres, being the S. E. quarter
of Section 9-11-13, located one mile
west and one mile north of Murray,
known as the T. V. Davis farm. Fine
farm and well imporved. Location the
best. Price for a short time at $25,
000.00. Write or call on
NEW OFFICERS FOR ELKS
ELECTED LAST NIGHT
From Wednesday's Dally.
Last evening the annual election of
officers of Plattsmouth lodge No. 73:',
B. P. O. E., was held at the lodev
rooms, and despite the fact that th
commercial r-'.ub banquet served to
keep many away, there was quite a
large number present to take part in
the deliberations of the occasion and
to chose the officers to guide the
destinies of the order during the com
mg year, ine loiiowmg were cnosen
for the different positions:
Exalted Ruler J. H. Kuhns.
Leading Knight James W. Burnie.
Loyal Knight W. E. Rosencrans.
Lecturing Knight Harry Thomas.
Secretary Matt Jirousek.
Treasurer H. G. Streight.
Trustee F. E. Schlater.
After the meeting a verj pleasant
luncheon was served, whidi was very
much enjoyed by the members of the
order. The newly elected officers will
assume their positions in Apii!.
MRS, G. W. GLABAUOH
DIED MONDAY NIGHT
From Wednesday's Dally.
Funeral services for Mrs. G. W.
Claba igh, ' wif e of G. W. Clabaugh,
vice president of the Omaha Gas com
pany, who died Monday night at
home, 1922 South Thirty-third street,
after an illness of eight weeks, will
be held at the residence at 2:30 p. m.
Wednesday. Burial will be in the old
Piney Creek Presbyterian churchyard
near Taneytown, Md.
Mrs. Clabaugh came to Omaha
twenty-eight years ago and was for
many years interested in 'religious and
charitable work and was a member of
the Westminister Presbyterian church.
She i : survived by her husband and
one daughter, Mrs. Gilbert E. Carpen
ter of Omaha, and two sisters and
three brothers, who live in the east.
Mr. Clabaugh, Mrs. Carpenter and
Mrs. Robert L. Annan, a sister of Mrs.
Clabangh, will accompany the body
east Wednesday right. Omaha News.
Mr. Clabaugh, the husband of this
highly esteemed lady, is well known
to a great many of the residents of
this city and is a cousin of Albert
Clabaugh, who was for several years
manager of the Nebraska Lighting
company in this city, and it is with
the deepest regret that the friends
learn of the death of this lady and
tender the family their condolence in
their loss of a loving wife and
MRS. R. F. PATTERSON
ENTERTAINS JUNIOR GUILD IN
A DELIGHTFUL MANNER
From Wednesday's Dally.
Lat evening the Junior Guild was
entertained in a most delightful man
ner at the beautiful home of Mrs. R.
F. Patterson on North Sixth street,
the occasion being in the nature of a
waffle supper, and it is needless to
say tr.e event was enjoyed to the ut
most by the members of the Guild,
all of whom were present. This is the
last social gathering of this organiza
tion until after Lent, and being held
on Shrove .Tuesday the members
avail :-d themselves of the opportunity
of enjoying the delightful time which
had been prepared for them. The de
licious repast of waffles and coffee
was served from 5 to 7 o'clock, being
prepared by the hostess and Mrs. T.
P. Livingston, while the serving was
in charge of Mrs. J. W. Falter and
Miss Marie Donnelly. After the de
lights of the supper the Guild held
their regular business meeting to dis
cuss their plans for the Lenten sea
son, and each member resolved to
earn a dollar during the coming forty
days to present to the St. Luke's
church, of which they are members.
The Guild will hold a market on Sat
urday, March 18th, to assist in the
work of organization and have plans
made for the holding of a market on
Saturday, April 22, the day preceding
when they will have in operation an
Easter market for those who desire
to make purchases for their Easter
Letter files at the Journal office.
BEAT FRIEND AT LIN
The Phittsmouth High
- -n"( i
ball tei.rn, which takir
tate tournament at Li'.r
i.ppeared as the VK-to:. ii
game je.-terdi'y afu-: r:."
Lt the tournament. The
boys: anived in Li: c!-i
11 o'clock and at ( :..c I
ith I i i- r
Ilinh M-h'.' l
hortly afw r
eg;:?i a i
busy on the arranct-mer ts f.
opening game on thv lVn.r of tv. V.
M. C. A. The game was a very c!o-.-one
and filled with much .- '. y'.ny.
the final score being S to 7 in favo--cf
Plattsmouth, and it was r..t until
the laFt basket had been to.---i trial.
the decision was
White. Fred Speck. ph:i C-irv.
Ray Larson' and June Mur-haH rp-
peared in the lineup r tin- 1-k :;1
team and each of the boys were :.:ie
to secure a field gcal apiece anl
Speck was able to tos two ful g'a!-.
giving them the came.
The interest shown in the meeting
is the best of any h.id o far hi th
Ltate and the capital city i- cr -v. .!.!
with fans from all se-cti.r.s an
on hand to assist their t. am in win
ning. Quite a number of the IlL'h
school boys from this city Pic ie the
trip to Lincoln yesterday aft. rr o,i
and will be on hand this afternoon to
root for the boys in their s-;-r. 1
game of the tournament. The tersrr.
winning yesterday all showed f. n-
form and a good, fat gam- was
recorded in almost everv mc with the
exception of the Omaha-Sew ard game,
which was deicdedly in favor of the
metropolis, but this was the only o-
that was rot close an 1 ir.terestir.tr.
iADLEY LAND, NEAR HEHAWKA,
SOLD AT REFEREE'S SALE
The Hadley farm lands, near N'e-
hawka, was sold Tuesday at i.uction.
by County Attorney A. G. Cole as
the referee in charge, and the laud
brought a very good price. .M.-llinir at
$100 rer acre for the re--thtast quar
ter section of 4-10-13. The tract a
sold by Mr. Cole brought the sum f
$1(5.000 and the money will be i!iid
ed among th? heirs under the parti
tion suit, which has been tried in the
district court. A forty-acre tract e f
land was also sold by C. W. Bi'-h. of
Weeping Water, as ihe guardian of
Winifred Hailoy, miner heir. a;l
brought $70 per ac -e. This tiar i.
v.ot as good farming land as thai
which was sold by Mr. Cole.
C. F. VALLERY
Today was a very festival occa-i'.n
at the court house, as two of the lie
wire;; connected with the cour.tyV of
ficial family celebrated their birihday
anniversaries and "came acros.-" in
great shape to allow their friend to
assist in celebrating the occasion.
Commissioner Henry Snoke pa-.-ed his
fifty-seventh anniversary today arM
presented all the ge nt 'erne n at t he
court house wit;i cigars, while the
ladie.n were presented with luciou
oranges to remind them of the happy
occasions which had marked the birth
day anniversary of the genial county
commissioner. Road Overseer C. F.
Vallery of Plattsmouth precinct was
the second one to celebrate his birth
day, and while the energetic overseer
does not look a day over 30, he ac
knowledges that there has been fifty
six years pass over his head since he
made his appc-arance in this world.
South Bend Ladv Insane.
Yesterday afternoon the county
board of insanity was called to pass
on the case of Mrs. Lena Weaver of
South Bend, who was brought down
from her home to undergo an exam
ination as to her sanity. Mrs. Weaver
was in the insane asylum from lf'03
to 1907 and was then discharged as
cured, but her malady seems to have
returned in more violent form and it
was found necessary to send her to
the state hospital for treatment and
care for her affliction. She will be
taken to Lincoln as soon as possible.
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