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vol. xxxiv.
No. 98
Grand Reception and Banquet at the
Riley Hotel, and It Proved a
Very Enjoyable Affair.
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening1 the Hotel Riley was
the scene of a very enjoyable gather
iner when the junior class of the
Plattsmouth high school entertained
the senior class at a reception and
banquet in keeping with the custom
of the past few years. The event was
one of the most delightful that has
ever been held in the history of the
local school and the juniors certainly
treated their school associates in a
royal manner and one that the seniors
will ever remember with the kindliest
of feelings for the juniors who planned
and carried out the delightful enter
tainment afforded them.
The dining room of the hotel was
arranged in a beautiful manner for
the gathering, with the colors of the
two classes predominating in the deco
rations. From the center of the ceil
ing a canopy of black and gold, the
junior colors, was suspended, while
from the chandeliers the colors of the
seniors, lavender and white, were
draped, adding a very pleasing touch
to the festal scene. The tables, ar
ranged under the supervision of Mr.
J. E. Grippen, manager of the hotel,
were very attractive with the beau
tiful array of red roses and white
snowballs being used most effectively
in the decorations and making a fit
ting setting for the banquet. Around
the tables were covers for ninety-four,
composing the members of the two
classes and the faculty of the high 1
school, who have guided the seniors
through their school work.
The young people gathered in the
lobby of the hotel, where the juniors
received their schoolmates and assist
ed them in passing the moments be
fore the banquet was served, and a
most delightful time was derived in
visiting and recollecting the mary
happy days spent together, until the
opening strains of the "Pasadena
March," played by the Holly orches
tra, summoned the young people to
the banquet room, which Mr. Grippen
had arranged for them in such a
pleasing manner.
The address of welcome to the sen
iors was given by Tracy Druliner,
president of the junior class, and to
this Floyd Stone, president of the
senior class, responded in a very feel
ing manner, expressing the feelings
of the graduating class of the pleas
ant manner in which their successors
in school had remembered them on one
of the notable events of their life.
The banquet was one of excellence
and the menu one that tempted the
young folks with its dainties, and
everyone was loud in their praise of
the clever manner in which it had
been prepared and served, and felt a
gratitude to Mr. Grippen, the man
ager of the hotel, for the manner in
which it was handled.
The banquet was presided over by
Burdette Briggs as toastmaster, and
the different speakers were introduced
in a very clever manner, and much
pleasure derived by the banqueters in
the remarks of the toastmaster.
The first speaker of the evening was
Superintendent W. G. Brooks, who
took as his subject "My Garden of
Roses," in which he paid a tribute to
the young men . and women of the
graduating class and expressed his
appreciation of the efforts they had
put forth to aid the teachers in their
work of education and preparation
that the class might step forth with
high honors on graduation day.
"The Gardeners" was responded to
by Miss Anna Daniels, one of the
faculty; "Seedlings," by Miss Lorene
Chambers; "Tiny Plants," by Dewey
Zuckweiler; "Budding Plants," by
Raymond Larson; "Mature Plants,"
by Beatrice Seybert. A very pleasing
vocal duet was given by Misses. Mina
Kaffenberger and Delia Frans, which
was very much enjoyed by everyone
and heartily encored by the delighted
banqueters. Principal A. O. Eggen
herger favored the gathering with a
reading, while Albert Janda con
tributed a piano solo, to the general
enjoyment of the evening. Major
Hall, one of the seniors, closed the
evening's program with a most de
lightful vocal number, which was
thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
It was near the midnight hour when
the members of the jolly party wend
ed their way from the hotel home
ward, and everyone felt that the
juniors had certainly proved the most
delightful of entertainers in the royal
time tendered to the senior class.
From Friday's Dafiy.
This morning a large number of the
members of Chapter F of th P. E. O.
society departed for Omaha, where
they are to be entertained for the day
by the ladies of the Omaha chapters
at a luncheon at the Omaha Commer
cial club and at the home of Mrs.
Woodard, president of the Omaha
chapter. The occasion is one that has
been looked forward to with much
pleasure by the members of the
Plattsmouth chapter and the delight
ful hospitality of the Omaha chapter
will be thoroughly enjoyed by the
visitors. Among those going this
morning were: Mesdames Henry Her-
old, Kate Minor, J. B. Martin, Ger
trude Morgan, Fannie Dickson, D. O.
Dwyer, T. H. Pollock, J. E. Wiles,
II . N. Dovey, W. J. Streight, William
Baird, Frank Shopp, E. H. Wescott,
C. A. Rawls, A. G. Cole, Elizabeth
Travis, L. O. Minor, E. W. Cook, R.
B. Hayes and D. C. Morgan.
From Saturday's Dally.
Washington, D. C, May 19.
Arthur Mullen, democratic national
committeeman-elect from Nebraska,
took lunch today with Senator Hitch
cock and Congressmen Lobeck, Stev
ens and Shallenberger.
Mr. Mullen, who is here on his way
to New lork, gave the members a
first hand impression of democratic
prospects in Nebraska.
During the day he called at demo
cratic national headquarters, and be
fore returning to Nebraska will prob
ably have gained a clear idea of the
lines along which it is proposed to
conduct the national campaign in the
west this year.
Mr. Mullen, who successfully man
aged the primary campaign of Speak
er Clark in Nebraska four years ago.
met the speaker at dinner tonight and
was received with marked evidences
of the friendship of the presiding offi
cer of the house.
From Saturday's Daily.
The funeral of Miss Elizabeth Spen
cer, sister of Mrs. E. C. Hill of this
city, was held yesterday morning at
10 o'clock at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Spencer, at Beem
er, Neb. The services were conducted
by Rev. L. V. Slocumb of the Metho
dist church of Sioux City, the former
pastor at Beemer. Mr. and Mrs. Hill
of this city were present at the last
sad rites.
Miss Spencer was about 48 years
old and had lived at Beemer practical
ly all her life, and being a cripple
since birth, bore her affliction with a
cheerful patience. She was beloved
by the entire community. For many
weeks she had been teacher of the
primary department of the Methodist
Sunday school. Her death, due to
heart trouble after a few days' illness,
came as a sudden shock at this time,
on account of her father being con
fined to his bed with cancer of the
liver, with but a short time to live.
Floral offerings by neighbors and
friends were beautiful. Interment was
in the Wisner cemetery.
Horses For Sale.
I still have a few horses for sale
also some farm machinery. If you
need them see me. Frank Vallery,
Principal Feature of the Meeting Was
Discussion of "Home-Coming"
Week, and Other Local
From Friday's Dally.
Despite the threatening weather
last evening there was quite a large
number in attendance at the meeting
of the Commercial club to discuss the
things needful and desired in the way
of improving and bettering the city,
and many useful ideas were gathered
along this line as well as in the useful
ideas in regard to the fall festival.
The entertainment committee of the
club was not able to report, but the
president, Mr. E. H. Wescott, stated
that the sum of $600 had been sub
scribed for the band concerts and that
they would be started the first of June,
and as the sentiment was greatly in
favor of holding them in the evening
they would probably be given in Gar
field park. Mr. Wescott also called
the attention of the club to the meet
ing of the State Association of Com
mercial clubs, which will meet in
Omaha on May 24 and 25, and urged
as many as possible of the Platts
mouth club members attend and take
an active part in the work of the
organization. The state association
proposes to take up a number of mat
ters of great interest, including the
calling of a constitutional convention
for the fetate to enact suitable laws
for the future development of the
state as well as the urging of the
formation of a bureau of publicity for
the state.
The Omaha visitors who had been
expected at the club meeting to repre
sent the George Washington Highway
association were not able to be pres
ent, owing to the rainy weather, and
this feature of the meeting was
omitted with the exception of a brief
outline of the work that had been car
ried out so far in the promotion of
the highway.
President Wescott took the occasion
to appoint three of the accredited dele
gates to the Omaha convention of the,
Commercial clubs, and selected E. A.
Wurl, A. G. Cole and Lee' Sharp, who,
with the members of the board of
directors and others who can find time
to attend, will represent the Platts
mouth club.
In speaking of the public and pri
vate improvements made in the last
year the president stated that it was
undoubtedly going to be a record
breaking year for the city in the
amount and value of the improvements
made, and there was hardly a day
that something was not carried out
to aid the advancement of the city.
J. P. Falter, chairman of the park
commission, announced that the com
missioners had met and decided dur
ing the coming summer to spend $800
in securing a small park on the north
side of the city to afford the residents
of that section of the city some place
where they might hold meetings or
entertainments and which would be
greatly appreciated and used. Mr.
Falter stated that as Garfield park
was loacted on the south side, the
commission had thought it best to
give the residents of the north side
the benefit of a small park that would
give both sections of the city a place
where the residents might go and en
joy themselves. A number of sugges
t.ions were made as to locations for
the park, including the land just north
of the high school grounds and which
includes two blocks where the former
terra cotta works were located, the
land surrounding the standpipe and
the Coates pasture on North Fifth
street. All of the places are very de
sirable locations, but the price asked
for the land will greatly determine
where the park will be located by the
President Wescott then launched in
to the chief topic of the evening the
fall festival . and "Home-Coming
celebration, which has been agitated
for some time by the residents of the
city and now has been fully deter
mined upon to take up a week later
in the season when the city will offer
its hospitality to the visitors from
abroad. Mr. Wescott announced that
to get the project under way the festi
val had been divided under three
heads, the "Home Coming" being
looked after by R. B. Windham and
his committee, the base ball tourna
ment by C. S. Johnson and Claude
Smith, who have promised good ball
games during the event, and the stock
show feature will be in the hands of
J. W. Sage, L. L. Wiles, Dr. O. Sandin,
W. II . Ileil and George Snyder, as a
committee to get the event started
on the right road. The additional
members of the committees will be
selected by the chairmen later and
get the project under way so that it
can be made a great big success in
every way.
There was considerable discussion
among the members as to the date
to hold the festival, but the general
opinion seemed to be that it was best
to hold it ahead of the state fair,
which will open in Lincoln the first
week in September. Henry A.
Schneider made the most timely sug
gestion as to the time for holding the
event, proposing that it be opened on
Wednesday, August SO, and continue
until Labor day, September 4, when
it could be closed with a monster
demonstration by the laboring men of
the city and be an occasion that would
make a fitting climax to the festival
Hon. R. B. Windham pointed out to
the members the necessity of co
operation in making the home coming
a great success, and urged everyone
to aid the committee in getting in
touch with the former Plattsmouth
residents and having them here for
the big week of festival. Omaha and
Lincoln residents were eager to be
here for the big event, and from the
hundreds of former Cass county peo
ple scattered over the country there
would come a large number to gather
at the old home. The committee
would have circulars and letterheads
printed which would be used in com
municating with the former residents,
and with the proper effort he was of
the opinion that the day could be made
a great success.
After a short discussion of a few
minor matters of the festival the
meeting adjourned, with everyone
feeling that the coming fall would
see one of the most successful enter
tainment ever held in this city staged
and carried out by the people of
From -Saturday's Dailv.
The Journal has just received a
very interesting letter from Joseph
H. Smith, formerly of this city but
who is at present making his home
at the National Military Soldiers'
home at Leavenworth, Kas., in which
he lecounts his recent trip through
Missouri :
"Editor Evening Journal: After
an extended visit in central Missouri
I have returned to the home, after a
most pleasant time. I visited Boone
ville, Buncetown, Tipton, Syracuse
and Sedalia. The prospects for wheat
is very poor in this section. Saw two
fields of corn coming up and some
even cutting stalks in their fields, and
rain and more rain in these localities.
I did not visit the big corncob pipe
factory at Booneville, the second larg
est in the world, but viewed the fine
court house and many other improve
ments. Bunceton is a very busy place.
Tipton, dead and dull. In Syracuse
I found the most new buildings. Se
dalia is the same town of importance,
with large wholesale and retail stores.
"So many have written from your
town to me that I will answer them
by this letter to the Journal.
Yours respectfully,
From Friday's Dally.
M. E. Bushnell, the assessor of
South Bend precinct, has come under
the wire with the record of being the
second , assessor to make his returns
to County Assessor W. R. Bryan, hav
ing completed his work and fixed it in
readiness for preparing the tax list.
The Cass county assessors are a
mighty able bunch of gentlemen and
when they start out do not take long
in getting over their respective pre
cincts and wards.
Office supplies at. the Journal office,
Choir and (Jlee Club Did Themselves
Proud In the Rendition of
"The Rose Maiden."
From Saturday's Daily.
One of the most pleasant musical
entertainments of the season was
glee club of the Methodist church in
the church auditorium, when they
presented "The Rose Maiden," the
tuneful music of which is from the
genius of Cohen, the composer of a
great many of the standard operatic
scores. The wall trained voices of the
large choruses made the music most
bewitching, while the solo parts, car
ried by Messrs. Don C. York and
Frank A. Cloidt. Mrs. Mae Morgan
and Miss Hazel Tuey, were given in
a manner most pleasing, and gave the
soloists an opportunity of demon
strating their ability. There has sel
dom been a more finished rendition of
any musical production given in the
city than that which the splendid
musical department of the Methodist
church presented. Trios and duets as
well as the choruses during the rendi
tion of the delightful musicale proved
very pleasing to everyone in the audi
The rendition of "The Rose Maiden"
was a new departure for the choir and
glee club as their special musical serv
ices each year have in the past been
confined to sacred songs, but this sea
son it was decided to take up the
study of a secular number to afford
the members of the organization a
greater opportunity for their study of
music and, while the number had not
been practiced a great deal, the result
was one that every member and the
directors can well feel proud of as a
demonstration of the ability of the
talented members of this department
of the church. "The Rose Maiden"
was given under the direction of Mrs.
E. H. Wescott, the leader of the musi
cal department of the church, and the
accompaniment provided by Mrs. A.
O. Egenberger and E. H. Wescott.
The church was well filled by the
delighted auditors and a neat sum was
received in the silver offering, which
will be anplied toward the purchasing
of new music for the use of the musi
cal department of the church.
From Saturday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. L. is.
Egenberger entertained a number of
friends in honor of Mrs. Virginia Mc-
Danicl Allen of San Francisco, who
is here spending a few weeks at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.'
J. E. McDaniel, and the occasion was
one filled with great pleasure to the
members of the jolly party who were
in attendance. The beautiful rooms of
the Egenbergep home rang with mer
riment for several hours as the ladies
plied the busy needle and enjoyed
social conversation "which made the
time pass all too fast. During the
afternoon a most tempting three
course luncheon was served by the
hostess, assited by her daughter, Miss
Helen Egenberger, and Miss Marie
Fitzgerald and Mrs. Louis W. Egen
berger, which served to further
heighten the pleasures of the after
noon. The occasion was thoroughly
enjoyed in renewing the acquaintance
of the guest of honor, who, since her
marriage, has made her home on the
Pacific coast, where her husband is
very prominent in the moving picture
business, being the manager of one
of the largest companies in the coun
At Lewiston, Thursday, May 25
Quilting and dinner at the church.
Everyone is cordially invited to come.
Bring your basket, help clean up,
quilt, and enjoy a social time. All
persons interested in cemetery are
requested to come or send help.
Bead the want ads in the Journal.
From Friday's Dally.
This evening Manager Charles
Peterson of the Gem theater has ar
ranged for the presentation of six big
feature reels at his theater that will
be a rare treat to the amusement
loving people of the city. The last
reels of "Graft" will be shown, as
well as the opening of the new serial,
"The Strange Case of Mary Page,"
which is creating a great interest
throughout the United States, and in
addition to these the Animated Week
ly will give the pictures of Captain
Lewis, the man who is to make the
trip to New 'Orleans in a barrel and
who will be in Plattsmouth on Sunday
next if the weather will permit. This
is an unusual opportunity to witness
a program of more than usual merit
and should be witnessed by all who
delight in good high-class moving pic
Captain Lewis, who embarked yes
terday morning at 11 o'clock from
the Douglas street wharf in Omaha
on his way down the Missouri river
to New Orleans, arrived in this city
at a few minutes to 5 o'clock yester
day afternoon. The trip which the
captain is making proved very un
comfortable on the first lap, with a
high wind making the river choppy
and full of waves which tossed the
steel barrel in which he traveling in
a rather rough manner, and the chill
of the wind and water proved very
trying on the navigator. There were
quite a number of the residents of the
city out to see the traveler make his
landing, a short distance below the
Burlington bridge, and inspect his
barrel with which he expects to travel
to the Gulf of Mexico. The captain
was very stiff from the confinement
in the narrow confines of the barrel
and numb with the cold caused by the
wind and the big waves which had
broken over his craft while en route
down the river. Claude Richardson,
who is assisting in operating the
ferry, rowed up the river to meet the
traveler and escorted him to the land
ing, where the barrel was taken out
and brought uptown for exhibition.
The captain gave a lecture at the
Grand theater in the evening, which
was quite interesting, as he related
his objects and purposes in making
the trip.
This morning shortly after 9 o'clock
the barrel was again launched into
the waters of the Big Muddy and the
trip down the stream resumed, with
the hopes of reaching Nebraska City
this afternoon, where he will rest
for the night, and then continue on
From Saturday's Dally.
Plattsmouth is soon to have another
saloon, as Messrs. M. L. Williams and
H. A. Schoemann of Louisville are to
take over the ownership of the Hotel
Riley bar and open the same as soon
as the legal requirements are pro
vided for allowing these gentlemen to
secure their license. Both Mr. Wil
liams and Mr. Schoemann are among
the best known and popular residents
of Louisville, and bright, active busi
ness men, who will make a splendid
addition to the business life of our
city, and can be depended upon to pro
vide a good up-to-date place in every
way and one that will be a credit to
the city.
From Saturday's Dally.
Ward Patton, who is at the Imman-
uel hospital recovering from an oper
ation performed a few days ago, is
reported as being slightly .improved,
but will be forced to remain at the
hospital for some time yet. His fa
ther, R. H. Patton, and sister, Miss
Ida, were visitors at the hospital this
afternoon, to spend a few hours with
Big Crowd at the Allnian Show When
Accident Happened, But Fortu
nately No One Was Seri
ously Hurt.
The Allman Comedy company con
cluded its week's stay in our city on
Saturday evening with a splendid
crowd in attendance despite the rain
and generally unfavorable weather
conditions. The seating capacity of
the tent was cut down somewhat by
removing a part of the seats on either
side of the tent as it was not thought
that they would be needed, but they
were filled to their utmost capacity.
As the show, "The Queen of the
Ranch," was opening up, a very un
fortunate accident occurred when the
north section of the general admis
sion seats, holding some seventy-five
persons, collapsed and fell to the
ground, piling up the occupants of
the seats in the mud. The wet con
dition of the ground was the cause
of the accident, allowing the braces
of the seats to slip sideways away
from the protecting stakes, and the
whole section of seats gradually col-
apsed to the ground, which in a way
saved the occupants from serious in
jury- The only one to be injured any
way seriously was Miss Blanche Can
non, who suffered a sprained ankle as
well as a severe bruise, caused by
.triking the edge of one of the seats
in falling. She was taken home at
ence and Dr. P. J. Flynn called to
dress the injured member, and it is
thought in a few days that she will
be up and around. Quite a number
of persons in the seats were bruised
somewhat. A few of the ladies faint
ed from fright, but none were seri
ously affected by the accident.
The management of the company
feels very keenly the unfortunate in
cident, and Mr. Allman, the manager,
offered to do all possible to anyone
who had been injured in the accident
and to see that they were treated
right in the matter. The accident,
however regrettable, was fortunate in
that more persons were not injured in
the fall of the seats. i
From here the Allman company de
parted for Nebraska City, to open a
week's engagement in that city, and
this fall will be back in Plattsmouth
for another week's stand of their
high-class plays.
from Saturday's Dany.
The funeral of the late David L.
Amick was held yesterday afternoon
from the Eight Mile Grove church.
near the old home of the Amick fam-
ly. and was attended by a large num
ber of the old friends and neighbors.
who gathered to tender their last
tribute of love and respect to the
memory of their departed friend and
associate. The funeral cortage left
this city at 1:30, the body being ac
companied by an escort of the mem
bers of Plattsmouth lodge No. 739,
B. P. O. E., and reaching the church
shortly after 3 o'clock, where the
services were held by Rev. Conder of
the Methodist church. The Elks held
their ritualistic services at the grave
as all that was mortal of their brother
was consigned to the mother earth to
rest until the final day when those
gone before shall be wakened into life.
The beautiful service was carried out
n a most impressive manner by the
officers of the lodge, bearing out the
teachings of the great fraternal order
of brotherly love as the silent earth
closed over all that was mortal of one
of the pioneer residents of the com
munity. The pall bearers were select
ed from the members of the Elks and
were composed of the fojlowing: W.
K. Fox, Matt Jirousek, J. W. Bumie,
J. E. Nemetz, H. A. Schneider and
Joe C. Wheeler.
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