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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, MAY 151916.
WILLIAM Ti SCOT
TEN PASSES TO
A RESIDENT OF PLATTSMOUTH
TOR THIRTY-TWO YEARS AND
ILL FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.
From Saturday's Daliv.
At an early hour this morning1 Wil
liam T. Scotten, for the past thirty-
two years a resident of this city,
passed to his final reward after an ill
ness covering the past few months,
closing a lifetime of usefulness in the
community where he has so long been
an honored and highly respected cit
izen. Mr. Scotten, during his resi
lence here, has for the greater part
of the time been an employe of the
Burlington paint shop in this city, and
was universally loved and respected
bv those with whom he was associ
ated there as well as in the commun
ity at large. He has not been in the
best of health for the last few years,
but it was not until late in December
that his condition became serious and
since that time he has gradually fail
ed, suffering from a complication of
maladies which would not in his weak
ened condition permit of his recovery,
but during these long weeks of suffer
ing he has borne them with fortitude
and calm, awaiting the time when the
call of the Master might bring him re
lief from his suffering.
William T. Scotten was born in Bur
lington, Iowa, September 21, 1855,
and in that community made his home
during his boyhood and early man
hood. It was here in the old home
that he was married, May 10, 1S83.
Shortly after their marriage Mr. and
Mrs. Scotten came to Plattsmouth,
where they resided for a time and
where Mr. Scotten was engaged in the
grocery business for a short time in
partnership with Frank Zinn. Later
he was engaged as an engineer on the
eastern Iowa lines of the Burlington.
Upon quitting the service he returned
to Plattsmouth and entered the paint
shop where for the past twenty-five
years he has been one of the most
faithful and trusted employes, and
remained at his post of duty until his
breaking health forced him to lay
aside the duties of his position.
During his last illness the ministra
tion? of the loving hands of his de
voted wife and children have made the
last hours pleasant, and all that was
possible was done to make the burden
as light as possible r..-; he, day by day,
drew rearer the Valley of the Shad
ows and bade his last farewell to
those nearest and dearest to him. At
the time of his death the wife and
children and his only living brother
were present. To mourn the death
of this grand, good man and splendid
citizen there remains the widow, four
children, Mrs. C. F. Weber, Chicago;
Mrs. Thomas L. Murphy, Omaha; Ed
mund W. Scotten, Albuquerque, New
Mexico, and Miss Margaret Scotten,
lesiding at home with her parents.
One brother. S. C. Scotten of Chicago,
is also left to share the grief at his
The funeral of Mr. Scotten will be
held Monday morning at 10 o'clock
from the St. John's Catholic church
of which faith he was a most devout
member during his lifetime, and the
interment will be made in the Cath
olic cemetery in this city.
W. F. KINSLOW DEPARTS
ON INSPECTION TOUR
W. F. Kinslow, who for the past
year has been the owner of the Hotel
Riley property in this city is soon to
depart from here to spend some time
in traveling and looking after his in
trests in South Dakota, which he has
recently acquired through the Sale
of the Riley. It will be with great
regret that the friends of this esti
mable gentleman will part with him
but they will trust he will be success
ful in his business ventures where
ever he may locate. He has made a
reat many friends by his agreeable
ways sines coming to make his home
in our community and is deserving
of the best possible success in his line
Office supplies at the Journal oiRce.
THROWN OUT OF COMMIS
SION. IN VERY SHORT TIME
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday the automobile of Anton
Trilety, the real estate man, was put
out of commission in a very quick
mar.ner while Mr. Trilety was driving
down the hill on South Fifth street
from his home to his office and barber
shop. The car was about half way
down the hill when, without warning
the rear wheel on the right side of the
car was broken off and the machine
thrown on one side. The axle was
broken off and it was necessary to
brace the car up with a heavy timber
tefore it could be conve3'ed to the gar
cge for repairs.
ELKS PLANNING FOR
A GREAT GATHER
ING IN OMAHA
ITrTi 'FVMay Oally.
1 he Elks of the state are planning
for a great gathering in Omaha on
June 12th, 13th and 14th at the an
nual state convention of the order, and
Omaha lodge No. 39 is preparing an
entertainment that will be a record
breaker for the visiting brothers from
all over the state. The Ak-Sar-Ben
den will be one of the points of inter
est prepared for the visitors and the
members of the antlered herd will be
put through the initiation of the mer
ry boosters of old King Ak. The la
dies will be entertained by the Omaha
lodge and civic organizations at sev
eral social functions and one of the
biggest times in the history of Elk-
dom is looked forward to. One of the
main events of the three days' enter
tainment will be a great military ob
servation of Flag Day, one of the
great days t)f the Elks, and all honor
will be paid to Old Glory. A large
delegation from Plattsmouth lodge
No. 739 will be in attendance during
the convention as well as great crowds
from Lincoln, Fremont, Columbus,
Nebraska City and Council Bluffs.
THE ERVIN-STOTLER CASE DE
CIDED IN FAVOR OF ERVili
From Friday's Dally.
The case of Orvin trvin vs. Carey
Stotler, which attracted a great deal
of attention in the county court last
week, has been decided by Judge Bee
son in favor of the plaintiff, holding
that the plaintiff had the right to the
possession of the horses which had
been detained by the defendant for
pasture rent. The court held that the
defendant had no lien on the horses
and that Mr. Ervin was entitled to
the possession of the animals. The
case is among parties residing in the
eastern portion of Liberty precinct
and at the time of the trial attracted
a large number to this city from that
section of the countv. As the amount
involved is not great it is not thought
likely that there will be an appeal
made to the higher court on the de
cision. GRAND LODGE 0. E. S
ELECT ITS OFFICERS
From Friday' Dally.
McCook, Neb., May 12. The grand
lodge, O. E. S., the convention of
which 500 delegates and visitors at
tended here yesterday, elected the fol
Grand , Matron Mrs. Josephine
Grand Patron E. J. Pierce, Ge
neva. Associate grand matron Mrs.
Anna C. Simpson, Omaha.
Associate grand patron N. Dwight
Grand secretary Miss Ruth Owens,
Grand treasurer Mrs. Lou A
Grand conductress Mrs. .Marie
Associate conductress Mrs. Carrie
For the Simon Pure Benjamin
Franklin Lightning Rod, call on T. W.
Vallery, or write him at 'Murray, Neb.
WITH US FOR A WEEK
The Allman Brothers Come iy play
ers arrived in the city yesterday after
noon to begin their weeks' .tand in
this city, where they will present a
number of high class dramatic offer
intvs in their monster canvas theatre
The tent is located on Oak street, be
tween Seventh and Eighth, and ju t
east of the German Home. The first
performance will be given this evening
which will be "An Editor's Romance,
given by the excellent stock company
which are assisted in their work by
an exceptionally fine orchestra. The
company carry twenty-eight people,
actors and musicians, and has the
reputation of being one of the best
attractions of its kind on the road
this season, and previous experience
with the Allman Brothers assures the
public that their connection with the
show i3 a guarantee of its excellence.
The Allman shows have a very agree
able and clever advance man in the
person of Len Goheen, this season,
who is one of the best known figures
n the show business in this country
and who is a gentleman in every sense
of the word. During the stay of the
company in this city a change of pro
gram will be given each evening in
the plays as well as in the excellent
vaudeville attractions which are car
ried in connection with the show.
AT THE HOME OF MR.
AND MRS. HRASKY
From Friday Dally.
Mondaj evening a number of young
people were entertained in a most
charming manner at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Hrasky in the south part
of the city, in honor of the fifteenth
birthday anniversary of Miss Gladys
Lee, a sister of Mrs. Hrasky. The
evening was most pleasantly spent in
playing a number of games such as
Spinning the Bottle, Chinese Puzzle,
Good Neighbor, and the like. The mu
sical selections on the piano contrib
uted by Miss Mildred Lee of this city
and Miss Edith Davis of Council
Bluffs were most highly appreciated
by all and greatly assisted in making
the evening such an enjoj'able one. Is
adore Waintraub, acting the part of
Charley Chaplin, gave one of his mu
sical comedies and created much
aughter. At a suitable hour the host
ess. Mrs. Hrasky, served a most de-
Those in attendance were Misses
Frieda Sattler, Margie Chrisinger,
Alma Hoffman, Anna Vejvoda, Cath
erine Sattler, Hermie Gradoville,
Irene Topping and Edith Davis of
Council Bluffs, Mildred Lee, Gladys
Lee, Mrs. Joe Hrasky, Messrs. Hilt
Martin, John Sattler. Charles Lowe,
Isadore Waintraub, Junior Marshall,
DeP'orest Dwyer, Cecil Chrisinger,
Joe Berlin, Mark Lee, Archie Chris
inger, Glen Mendenhall, Charles and
Lyle Hrasky, Mr. Joe Hraskv.
At a late hour the jolly company de
parted for their homes, leaving
Glad is very many beautiful and useful
gifts, and expressing their apprecia
tion of the pleasant time afforded
them, as well as wishing her many
more happy birthdays.
FAIL TO LOCATE FRIENDS OF
MAN KILLED AT UNION
From Friday' Dally.
Sheriff C. D. Quinton has so far
failed to1 receive any reply to his let
ters in attempting to locate the rela
tives of the man killed at Union last
Sunday by a Missouri Pacific freight
train, No. 153. The letters found on
his person were addressed to Charles
Taggert, Wellington, Kansas, and on
the envelope was the return cards to
Mrs. M. J. Taggart, Omaha, general
delivery, and the sheriff has written
to that place in the hopes of being
able to place before the relatives the
facts in regard tw the unfortunate
man. He was beating his way on the
north bound train at the time the ac
cident occurred that caused his death.
Jumping from the train he was drawn
under the wheels and crushed to
INSANITY BOARD CALLED TO
WABASH TO LOOK AFTER CASE
From Friday's Dally.
The county insanity board was call
ed out to the vicinity of Wabash yes
terday to look into a complaint filed
against William Sherley, an aged res
ident of that locality. Clerk of the
Court James Robertson, Judge J. E
Douglass, Dr. E. W. Cook and Sher
iff Quinton drove out to Wabash and
after inquiring into the case decided
that it would ba best to have Mr. Sher
ley removed to the state hospital for
safekeeping and care. The patient
is ninety-two years of age and for
several years has been affected with
cancer which has affected his brain
and made it necessary to have him
taken to the hospital. He has been
making his home with his son, Alfred
Sherley, near Wabash, until his con
dition became such as to make it im
possible to care for him there. Mr.
Sherley was taken to Lincoln yester
day afternoon by the sheriff and was
placed in the care of the state hos
"ROUNDS UP" TRUANT
From Friday's Dally.
Chief of Police Barclay put in a
very busy day yesterday rounding up
the children who were not attending
school and who came within the age
imit of the compulsory education law.
The chief, acting under the orders of
the city superintendent of schools,
was compelled to call at the homes of
the parents of the children and to find
out the reason for the continued ab
sence of the youngsters. While the
duty is one of the most annoying, per-
laps, that the police have to encoun
ter, they do not hesitate to see that
there is some explanation made for
the absence of the children or else the
delinquent ones are brought before the
county attorney to answer for their
failure to be in school. With the
greatest opportunity to acquire an ed
ucation that will later be almost price
less,, it seems strange that the parents
if they are aware of their children
skipping school, do not get after them
and lead them back to the educational
institution instead of forcing the au
thorities to take up the handling of
the matter. If the children are allow
ed to remain out of school and do as
they please until the authorities are
forced to act it would be well to aid
them as much as possible in their ef
forts for the children's welfare.
THE AID SOCIETY HOLD
THEIR REGULAR MEETING
From Friday's Dally.
The Ladies' Aid society of the M. E.
church held their regular meeting on
yesterday afternoon in the church
parlors and were delightfully enter
tained by Mesdames McCarthy, Will
Howland and D. B. Smith. There was
a large number in attendance and
they report the hostesses on this oc
casion to be most excellent entertain
ers and that they spent a most enjoy
able afternoon. The ladies held a
very interesting business session at
which time various plans for the work
for the coming summer months were
made. When the- business session
was adjourned, the ladies devoted the
remainder of the afternoon to stitch
ing on fancy work, social conversation
and various other amusements, which
afforded them much pleasure. At a
convenient time the hostesses served
a dainty luncheon,, which was like
wise thoroughly enjoyed.
VISITS LOUISVILLE RELATIVES
Our old friend, George Schoeman,
and wife, were in Louisville the first
cf the week enjoying a stay there with
their relatives and friends, and the
occasion was one filled with much
pleasure to both our old friends and
their friends in our neighboring city.
The residents at Louisville all re
marked on the splendid manner in
which Uncle George is holding his own
with'age and is feeling as fine as a
man much younger.
Bead the want ads in the Journal
NEW RESIDENCE x
NOW BEING BUILT
FOR GUY REESE
From Friday's Dally.
The new residence being erected by
Guy Reese on North Seventh street is
now naaring a state where the struc
ture is assuming the proportions of a
beautiful home as the outside of the
building has been completed and all
is ready for the lath and plastering,
The work of constructing the house
was commenced a week ago yesterday
by Bert Coleman, the contractor, and
has been pushed to a rapid completion
and in a most workmanlike manner
that insures a splendid home. The
building is 94x28 feet in dimensions
and made in a story and a half with
r.ix rooms and a strictly modern bath
room, ine exterior or tne Duiiaing
will be finished in stucco from the
window frame to the roofing, while the
lower part will be finished with siding.
The interior of the residence will be
strictly modern throughout and ar
ranged with a view to comfort of the
members of the family and be as
homelike as possible in every way.
The work of Mr. Coleman and his
force of men has been very careful
and will give the owner a most pleas
ant and strictly up-to-date home in
every way. Ine new residence will be
a splendid addition to that section of
THE BRACKEN MUSICAL
SHOW AT THE GRAND
from Friday's Daily.
The Bracken musical show which
appeared at the Grand last evening
and will be there again tonight is one
of the most pleasinjr attractions of its
ind that has appeared-here and is
really one of the cl ?vcrest acts of this
nature that has been shown in any of
the theaters in the citt The act is
a combination of music and comedy
and is one that is sure to please both
young and old and Mr. Bracken dem
onstrated thr.t he is right there in fur
nishing a high class entertainment for
a small sum. The musical numbers'
cn different instruments were all very
clever and enjoyable.
FRITZ SIMONEIT IMPROVING.
From Friday's Dally.
The many friends throughout this
section of the county of Fritz Simon
eit, ho was oerated on some two weeks
ago at the Immanuel hospital, will be
pleased to learn that he is getting on
in fine shape and hopes are entertain
ed that he will soon be able to return
:ome soon. Mr. Simoneit injured
himself in lifting and it was neces
sary to perform the operation to give
him tho desired relief.
A WEEK OF AMUSEMENT
BEGINS NEXT MONDAY
From Saturday's Dally.
- One of the pleasing features of the
performances of the Allman Brothers
Comedy Players which open a week's
engagement in their big tent theater
in Plattsmouth next Monday, is the
great number of high class vaudeville
specialties introduced between acts.
There are no stage waits. Just as
soon as the curtain falls on an act of
the play it raises again to introduce a
vaudeville act. Beside their excellent
concert band of twenty members they
have a ten piece orchestra that fur
nishes music for the performance. The
leading lady of the company is Miss
Agnes Geyer, a young, talented and
beautiful actress who has met" i with
great success in the east and middle
states. The immense seating capacity
of their tent enables them to make a
price that all can pay. They have
5,000 good seats at 10 cents.
WILL HOLD WEI N IE. SUPPER.
The Christian Endeavor society of
the Presbyterian church will hold a
weinie supper on next Monday even
ing, May 15th. All members and
friends of the society are invited. The
young people will meet at the church
at 6 o'clock, and then go to the place
selected for holding this picnic.
.Stewart's Phonographs, only $5.00,
at Dawson's, Plattsmouth, Neb.
AN EVENING OF MUSIC AT
THE METHODIST CHURCH
From Saturday's Dally.
On Friday evening, May 19, at 8
o'clock, the Methodist choir and glee
club consisting of forty voices wil
render "The Rose Maiden" by Cohen
It has been the custom of the choir to
present some special work each year
and at this time a secular number has
been chosen in place of the sacred se
lection usually given at Easter time
"The Rose Maiden" is a production
especially appropriate in style and ar
rangement to the spring season, and
the music is of a high standard, em
bracing choruses, solos and part
songs. This evening of music is of
fered to the public without any charge
for admission. A silver offering will
be taken which will be used by the
musical department of the church.
TWO NEBRASKA MEN
PLACED ON IMPORTANT
From Saturdays Dall.
Dr. I. B. Schreckengast, of Univer
sity Place, and Judge Spurlock, of
York, were elected on one of the most
important committees of the Metho
dist church, the committee for the uni
fication of the Methodist church North
and the Methodist church South. The
general conference of the Methodist
Episcopal church is now in session at
Saratoga, N. Y. This conference con
vened on May-1, and will be in ses
sion all through the month of May.
The chief issue before the conference
is the question of the union of these
two churches, which has been under
discussion for several years. It is
very unusual 'for men from the same
state to be placed on such an import
ant committee of this nature.
Dr. Schreckengast is the head of
the Nebraska delegation at the con
ferance and one of the most promi
ninet figures at the gathering. He
is at present vice-chancellor of the
Nebraska Wesleyan university and
has just closed a successful $100,000
debt campaign for the university.
Judge George M. Spurlock has for
years been one of the leaders in the
Methodist church in the tate and for
a great many years made his home in
this city where he was very active in
church work as well as in the political
life of the community and is one of
the prominent figures in the state, as
his parents were before him, and his
friends will be pleased to learn of his
well deserved recognition by the gen
eral conference of his church.
THE FUNERAL OF THE
LATE WILLIAM T.
The funeral of William T. Scotton
was held at the St. John's Catholic
church this morning at 10:30, and a
large number of the old friends of the
family as well as the employes of the
Burlington paint shop were present
at the church to take their last fare
well of the departed who had been
in such high esteem by thetn during
his lifetime. The beautiful and solemn
requiem high mass was celebrate by
Rev. Father M. A. Shine, rector of the
church, assisted by the St. John's
choir, whiie two special musical num
bers were given by Miss Opal Fitz
gerald, "Face tjo .Face" and "Nearer
My God to Thee" during the services.
At the close of the mass the body was
borne to the Catholic cemetery where
it was laid to rest until the final sum
mons of the Master. The floral re
membrances at the grave were num
erous and beautiful and silently at
tested the feeling of high esteem m
which Mr. Scotton had been held in
the community in which he had spe .t
so many years. The pallbearers were
R. W. Clement, E. H. Schulhoff, Ed.
Fitzgerald, J. M. Vondran, William
Ballance and C. S. Forbes.
Good' Seed Corn For Sale.
Iowa Silvennine 1914 crop seed
corn for sale, from $1.00 to $1.60 per
bushel. Sacks extra.
J. L. Shrader, Nehawka.
A GRAND, GOOD
TIME LAST SAT
A Large Number of Omaha Memht rs
Here and Large Class Indurttd
Into the Mysferu-s of the
Saturday evening was a gala occa
sion for Plattsmouth aerie No.
Fraternal Order of Eagles, when one
of the largest classes in the history
of the order was inducted into the
mjrsteries of the lodge. For the occa
sion Coates hall was secured for the
holding of the session of the lodge,
as the lodge room was far too small
to accommodate the members of the
lodge and to permit of the splendid
presentation of the ritual work as
exemplified by the South Omaha drill
team, one of the leading organizations
of its kind in the country. A part of
the Omaha visitors arrived in the aft
ernoon and arranged the preliminary
work of staging the initiation, and
when the hour for the meeting arrived
everything was ready in perfect shape
or the beautiful ceremony that is used
by the Eagles in adopting the candi
dates for admission to the order.
The degree team arrived on No. 14
at 9:30 from Omaha and at once
marched to the lodge rooms, where
tho lodge was in session, awaiting
them, and at once started in on the
work of initiation of the class, which
was composed - of the following:
George T. McDaniel, G. Harve Man
ners, George M. Hild, J. E. Nemetz,
Alvin M. Jones. Logan Covert, P. P.
Gradoville, C. E. Lcdgway, George E.
Weiuman," Cecila K Smith, A: W.
Bradway, Andrew Foster, Joseph J.
Stenik, Anton F. Hasson, E. L. Good
ing, C. D. Quinton and H. M. Hesse.
The beautiful ritual was exemplified
in a very impressive manner by the
degree team, which brought the les
sons of this great fraternal order
clearly to the minds of the candidates
Following the regular work of the
odge a buffet luncheon was given.
which was a thoroughly enjoyable
feature of the evening's entertain
ment, and the committee in preparing
the entertainment had overlooked
nothing that could add to the pleasure
of the members present.
There were in tho neighborhood of
fifty present from South Omaha to
take part in the festivities of the
event and, with the large attendance
from the local lodge, filled th3 club
rooms and hall to its capacity.
The Eagles are one of the strong
est fraternal orders in the city and
the new membership will add greatly
to making it even more forcible in
the life of the community and assist
in carrying out tho great principles
of the order that tend for the better
ment of mankind.
YOUNG CYCLONE DOES
DAMAGE NEAR MANLEY
From Saturday' Lally.
A small twister got in its work out
on the farm of William Stohlman last
Sunday evening and tore the doors
from his large, new barn, and also
moved the big structure several inches
out of plumb. Mr. Stohlman estimates
s damage at about $100, which was
covered by insurance. Aside from the
breaking of limbs from trees and up
setting light buildings, no further
damage was done in the neighborhood.
There was a brisk wind in Louisville
but not of sufficient velocity to do any
damage. Louisville Courier.
JOHN CLOIDT BACK ON JOB.
From Friday's Dally.
John Cloidt, who was injured sev
eral weeks ago by being struck in the
eye by a block of wood while engaged
in his wrk in the shops, has so far
recovered as to be able to return to
his work at the planing mill at the
fehops. The eye of Mr. Cloidt that was
injured is still affected from the acci
dent and the sight impaired some
what. Office supplies at the Journal office.
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