The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 01, 1916, Page PAGE 2, Image 2

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Owing to Storm, Opera House Was
Not So Crowded as On Former
Occasions of This Character.
The graduating exercises of the
Flattsmouth high school last evening
were somewhat marred by the fact
that the rainstorm kept a large num
ber of the friends and patrons of the
school from attending and enjoying
the splendid program that had been
arranged, but nevertheless a large
audience was present at the Parmele
theater to witness the exercises.
The young folks of the different
classes had been busy at the theater
in the afternoon, as the decorations
showed, and each class had placed its
colors, draped from the balcony,
which added a pleasing touch to the
scene, as the red and black of the
sophomores, the gold and black of the
juniors and the rose and white of the
freshmen mingled into a bright har
mony and expressed the feeling of
class pride entertained by the young
folks. Across the center of the stage
the lavender and white of the senior
class was draped. Preceding the
opening of the exercises the different
classes, which were seated in the bal
cony, gave their stirring class yells
as well as the cheers for the school,
and also for their friends who were
just leaving them after four years
of very pleasant association.
As the curtain rose the sight was
very inspiring with the tventyTeight
young men and women seated on the
stage in their gray caps and gowns
and each with -the class flower, a
beautiful pink rose, adorning them
the largest class- in numbers that ever
was graduated from the Plattsmouth
high school and one most efficient in
their studies during the time they
were in school, with an average of
84 in their school work.
The invocation was pronounced by
Rev. C. E. PerLee of the Christian
church as the audience stood with
bared head to receive the blessing on
the observance of the evening.
The opening number on the- pro
gram was the piano trfo. "Grand
Galop Brilliante," Op. 7, by Wallen-
haupt, given by Misses Ethel Sey
bert, Blanche Sayles and Edith
Kamge, splendidly executed, and the
young artists in their playing won
the hearts of everyone in the beauty
and manner in which it was rendered
Miss Elizabeth Hall took as her
subject for th'e salutatory "Char
acter," and presented a very pleasing
and able address on this subject, tak
ing up a discussion of the formation
of the proper character for the battle
of life and the effects of a good char
acter on the life of man or woman.
Truth, justice and honesty, the car
dinal principles that go to make up
character, had been found pre-eminent
in the lives of the great men of the
world, and without there it was use
less to attempt the formation of the
proper kind of character. The past
once gone could not be recalled, but
the young man or woman must be
sure that they were prepared by the
formation of the right kind of char
acter for the battle of life. The re
marks of Miss Hall were delivered
in a forceful and effective manner,
filled with the words of good advice
to the clasX, whowere -soon to sepa
rate and take up their way in life.
Charles S. Dovey, who had been
selected by the class as valedictorian,
took as his subject "Stand for Some
thing," and in his farewell he urged
his classmates to be frank and honest
in their dealings with their fellow-
men and, above all else, to be honest
with themselves, to consider all mat
ters with a temperate viewpoint, to
weigh- each question carefully, and,
deciding oh their highest ideals for
the betterment of their fellowmen, to
stand by that idea and principle. He
pointed out the necessity for individ
ual thinking, to judge each question
' for themselves, and to see that their
line of thought and action was laid
along high and helpful lines. The
Jives of the great had stood for some
v thing in the way of principle and
character, and without these success
was impossible. Mr.' Dovey expressed
theTeeling of gratitude. to the super
intendent and faculty of the high
school for the careful training they
had been given and for the efforts put
forth to provide them with a sub
stantial education for their battle
with the world. Now that graduation
was over the class must think and act
for themselves and 'would have to
take their stand for something defin
ite in the world to score the success
Following the class addresses tle
audience and class were treated to a
most pleasing violin solo by Miss
Agnes Knoflicek, who selected as her
numbers "Eomanze," by Beethoven,
and "The Bee," by Shubert, and these
were given in the usual pleasing man
ner and display of skill upon the
violin, whose notes drawn forth
seemed almost divine.
The orator of the evening was Rev.
A. A. Brooks of Hastings, Neb., who
was introduced in a few well chosen
words by Attorney C. A. Rawls. The
topic of the address of Mr. Brooks
was that of "The Possibilities and
Perils of Our Country," and was a
most eloquent address from start to
close and should have been heard by
every man, woman and child in the
community. To hear the address
made everyone better Americans in
act and thought and filled them with
an idea of the true greatness of the
republic. Mr. Brooks in his opening
outlined a few of the great possibili
ties of the greatest democracy that
the world has ever seen, whose wealth
was greater than half of the world
together, whose productiveness made
it the greatest country of the world
in all of the natural resources. The
sacrifices that had been necessary to
produce this great country was re
counted by the speaker, telling of the
early colonization of the continent by
the hardy races of Europe who came
here to escape the oppressions of the
old world and fought and suffered
here that they might found a free
country. In the opinion of the speak
er, the United States was "not at the
height of its good to mankind, but
was destined to a greater future as
the bright light of liberty illuminat
ing the world and bringing to all the
nations the great example of a free
people exercising the right of govern
ment. To keep this future it was
necessary that we face the perils of
the present when the danger arose
from within and not from without, to
feel, to act, to be Americans in deed,
thought and action, regardless of all
the other nations of the eaith. He
deprecated the policy of departing
from the sturdy faith of the fathers
to maintain which was necessary to
the life and welfare of the republic
in the years to come as it had been
in the past. To the foreigner from
another clime there was always some
thing in the land they had left behind
to remind them of the land across the
sea, but in the great American re
public, stretching from, ocean to
ocean, it was impossible to attach to
the soil the sentiment that brought
throbs of love of country as the
shamrock did to the Irishman or the
heather to the Scot, but n this land
it'was necessary to make Americans,
to plant in their hearts the love of
the principles of the free republic.
Settled from all sections of the earth,
it was necessary that the citizens
should gather the inspiration of the
thought of being allowed to be a vital
living part of a great free country,
where each man was the equal Of the
other and where the crowned heads
of the old woifd were voiceless to
demand tribute from the masses.
The announcement of the honor
graduates of the school was made by
Superintendent Brooks, and as the
highest graded student in the class
Raymond Larson was awarded the
honor, having a grade of 94. Miss
Alice Weyrich was second with a
grade of 92.
Secretary E. IL Wescott of the
board of education presented the di
plomas to the members of the class
that entitled them to step forth as
graduates of the Plattsmouth high
school, and these were presented 'in
a very neat address.
The members of the class gradu
ating this year are as follows: H.
Floyd Stone, Jeanette Patterson,
Glenna Joy Barker, Aubrey II. C.
Duxbury, Margaret Pearl Dugay,
Vera Claire Moore, Charles S. Dovey,
Elizabeth Grace W. Hall, Jennie Dor
ris Vallery, Arthur B. White, Elean
ore Margaret Schulhof,. Lillian La
Vern Adams, Sophie Wesch, Iva
Marie Davis, Helen Frances Morley,
Jessie Edith Whelan, Vera Mae
Hatchett, Adele Osa Fitzpatrick,
Ethel Margaret Seybert, Major Isaac
W. Hall, Harry W. Winscot, Philip T.
Campbell, Blanche Sayles, Edith Alice
Ramge, Ethel Rose Lewis, Zella Lu
cille Elliott, Barbara A. Ptak, Flor
ence H. Egenberger, Mattie Gapen,
Raymond J. Larson, Howard E. Wiles,
Pauline Swoboda, Ruth L. C. Roman,
Martin G. Sporer, Margaret Ger
trude Dotson, Ina May Dalton, Alice
Barbara Weyrich, Fred V. Speck.
The benediction was pronounced by
Rev. PerLee and at its close the audi
tors were dismissed and a great many
gathered on the stage to congratulate
the successful young people on their
completion of their school work.
This clas3 is representative of the
school and its number indicates . the
growth of the schools of the city and
are as fine a number of young people
as any school in the state can boast
of, and they are all a source of pride
to their friends as well as.J;he entire
community. .
Just received, a new assortment of
ladies' and children's hats, at a very
reasonable price. H. Waintraub.
' ' . . . 5-24-tfd&w
A want ad will bring1 what you want.
Heavy Rainfall for Nearly Three
Hours Steadily Last Night
Hail and Wind in Places.
Omaha, June 1. Rain, hail and
heavy winds characterized the storm
last night, which raged principally in
the eastern part of the state and in
western Iowa. Between here ' and
Valley, on the Union Pacific, the rain
fall was heavy, with strong winds,
and hail in places, particularly at
Valley, the size of a man's fist. There
was no rain west of North Bend.
South of here as far as Union there
was much rain, but practically no
hail or wind. To the north there was
plenty of rain, the wet belt extending
as far as Sioux City, la. At Blair,
Neb., there was a constant downpour
extending over a period of three
hours.. On the Burlington line it
rained as far west as Lincoln, and a
heavy wind was blowing. No dam
age was done, according to reports
at most of these places, with the ex
ception of Valley, where it is feared
the crops have suffered, with severe
damage to the fruit trees.
There was some wire trouble on
the various railroads, the telephone
and telegraph lines, but nothing of a
serious nature.
Locally, where the rainfall was in
tense and prolonged over a period of
about three and a half hours, there
were numerous trouble calls comir.g
in constantly at the police station.
At Thirteenth and Wjlliam streets
there was a cave-in of the walk where
the water had washed out a big hole.
At Twentieth and Arbor streets a
washout,-likewise at Twenty-fifth and
Mason streets and Twenty-ninth and
Giant streets. A man and five chil
dren at 2737 South Twelfth street
were forced to ascend to the upper
story f their house because of tho
sudden influx of . water. They tele
phoned in that unless assistance came
at once they would be drowned. Fo
lice arrived at the scene and assured
them otherwise. ,.
According to the chief operator in
the South Side exchanga over 500
telephones running' out of that ex
change were put out of commission
by the storm. Not a single wire run
ning down Fort Crook boulevard was
in operation, and communication was
entirely suspended south of South
Lightning struck a street car at
the end of the ,IIappy Hollow car lino
last night, ar.d for a few moments
there was much excitement until it
was ascertained that no one had been
injured. The electric facilities on the
car were entirely put out of commis
sion and it was necessary to pull the
car in.
The trade extension committee of
the Omaha Commercial club has
planned an auto tour of Cass and
Otoe counties to get acquainted with
the residents of this section and will,
if the weather permits, make the trip
tomorrow (Friday). There vill be
in the neighborhood of fifteen or
twenty automobiles in the party and
carrying some eighty of the Omaha
boosters. Leaving Omaha, Platts
mouth will be the-first stopping place,
and the Omaha travelers expect to
reach here about 8:30 and will spend
some twenty minutes here looking
over the town and visiting the places
of business, getting acquainted. The
object of the visit, as laid out by
Commissioner Robert II. Manley of
the Omaha Commercial club is to
offer an opportunity to the Omaha
representatives to meet the business
men of the two counties in the dif
ferent towns visited' during the tour
and meet as many of the people as
possible. ,
: The visitors should receive a cor-!
dial welcome to our city and be shown
every courtesy while they are with us.
The schedule as prepared by the
Omaha club includes the following
towns in -the order named: Platts
mouth, Murray, Nehawka, Union,
Wyoming, Nebraska City, Dunbar,
Berlin, Avoca, Weeping Water, Man
ley, Louisville, Springfield and Pa
pillion. CASTOR1A
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
Always beam
Signature of
Interesting Happenings Print
ed In Condensed Form.
News of All Kinds Gathered From
Points In the State and So Seduced
In Size That It Will Appeal to All
j Classes of Readers.
About 130,000 damage was done tc
property in Valley county by a storm
Lawrence Jessee, well known stock
farmer of Nemaha county. Is very iil.
Mrs. Frank Peck committed suicide
at Hill ranch, near Brady, by drinking
Mrs. Henrietta ilessin died near
Madison at the age of ninety years
death resulting from old age.
R. II. White slot himself in the
head in his room at the Savoy hotel
Lincoln. Ho will probably die.
The Morehead boosters' special to
the St. Louis national convention will
leave Lincoln at 4 p. m. June 12.
Colonel J. II. Presson of the gover
nor's official staff addressed tho in
mates of tho penititcntiary Sunday,
The Farmers' unioa would-extend
the scope of the organization and
amend the law regarding rurai schools
After an -illness of several months
E. C. Hunt, a veteran newspaper man
of Omaha, is dead. ;Ile .was fifty-two
years old. .
Omaha was chosen for the 191
meeting place of the International As
fociat,ion of Railway Special Agents
and Police.
The physics department of the Hast
Ings high school was presented wjth a
$Z)0 X-ray machine by Dr. C. K. Stru
Lie of that city. .-
Monday was commencement day a
the Immaculate Conception academy
Hastings. The address was delivered
by Eishop Tihen.
Robert Panualee, wanted .in Ne
braska for jumping a $2,000 supreme
coiirt bond, was captured in Alabaia
after a long chase.
Hankers of group six of the state
association, meeting at Gordon, took
a decided stand for county road eugi
ncers and better roads.
- The state banking board has re
fused the application of Sutherland
men for the establishment of the
Stockmen's bank : there.
. Two deaths by-drowning marked
the opening of, the swimming season
at Lincoln. The Victims were Arthur
Sorenson and Lawrence Dwyer.
Several hundred persons from all
parts of the county gathered jn North
Platte for the dedication of the third
Oregon trail monument to be placed
in Lincoln county.
"With a program of unusual merit
the members of the Retail Credit
ilea's association who go to Oma
ha in August are in for a profitable
three days' session.
WilUam Block, one of the pioneers
of Walnut, fell from a load of lumber
between his place and Verdigre, the
wagon wheel passing over his head
and killing nim instantly
The body of seven-year-old Glenn
Wiggins, who was drowned in Rose
creek, near Fairbury, two weeks ago
was found jn the water, a mile west
of the scene of tho accident.
M. W. Coleman has been appointed
by the district court of Burt county
as receiver for the , Farmers' State
tank of Decatur, which was closed by
the state banking board recently.
. Firebug's working in Columbus set
fire to Mrs. McCormick's building tHe
second time in a week. Investigation
made showed shavings and wasthad
been set afire in an upstairs room.
No material increase will be made
in the assessed valuation -of railroad
property of Nebraska this year, while
the valuations of other property will
be held down as much as possible.
The county jail in Banner county is
not a fit place to keep hogs, says John
W. Shahan, clerk of tho state board
of charities and correction, in a re
port filed with Covernor Morehead
"It is. a fifty-fifty shot," says Dr.
George E. Condra, director of con
Fervation in the University of NeTbras
I; a, "that oil wells wjll be struck in
Nebraska within the next two years
Hotel men from Nebraska, Iowa, tne
two Dakotas, Minnesota and Wiscon
sin will gather in Omaha, July 10 to
12, for the annual convention of the
Northwresternt Hotel Men's association
A heavy wind, which assumed " the
proportions of a tornado, passed over
the northeast part of Osmond.' A big
livery barn was unroofed arid ' many
barns" and smaller buildings' were
Adjutant GeneraT" Hall has com-
pleted arrangements by which Uncle
Sam becomes the owner of about 900
acres of land near Ashland on which
will be located the government rfle
While playing with a number of his
companions at Plattsmouth, Will
Edgerton, aged tew, son of A. J. Edg
erton, stepped, off the bank, falling in
to the Missouri river, and was
The strike of 600 laborers on trail
Ing jobs which has been in progress at
Lincoln a week, was settled by the
employers agreeing to the 30-cent
scale, for which the workers were
contending. " , .
kaiser rushing
fresh troops to
verdun assault
Paris Believes That New Offensive
Is Supreme Attempt to Take
the Fortress.
Paris, May 31. The hundredth day
of the world's greatest battle at Ver
dun found the crown prince rushing
into action fresh legions west of the
The new German offensive, initi
ated Sunday, is the final supreme
attempt to pierce the French lines,
French military' critics 'agree. The
volume and violence of the artillery
fire and the frequency and intensity
of the infantry attacks eclipse any
thing seen on any battlefield.
The Germans are hurrying into ac
tion against Verdun every man the
kaiser can spare. The kaiser himself
is reported to be returning to the
Verdun front. For the past seventy
two hours military trains have been
"unloading fresh divisions from the
Russian front. One new division was
hurled into action northwest of Ver
dun Monday night.
Humor Austrians Coming.
There are widespread rumors that
a large Austrian force is en route to
the western front. Swiss reports said
the aged Emperor Franz Josef asked
that Austrian troops be allowed to
share in the final assault. Some be
lieve the Austrian offensive against
the Italians was delivered to conceal
the shifting of Austrian forces tothe
west. Before the end of the week,
it is believed here, the crown prince
will be hammering the French lines
with nearly 1,000,000 men.
Germans Gain for Two Miles.
London, May 31. The Germans
have captured French positions on a
front of approximately two miles be
tween Deadman's Hill and the Cu
mieres village, northwest of Verdun,
according to Berlin. These gains
were made Monday and . were only
partly admitted by the .French. .
It is a fact that many people pay
very little attention to their health,
lieglecting it entirely. They eat
either too much or too little; they
drink more than they should; they
do not . sleep enough or sleep too
much: they do not take enough exer-J
cise or work too hard; they do not
ave'" enough of pure fresh air. As
n i-ncnlt nf thfsp ahnormal conditions.
podr appetite, melancholia, insomnia
V w " I
ind weakness will soon appear, fol-
nwr1 ' hv fmneral debilitv. To all
such people we wish to recommend
heartily ,Triner's American Elixir of
Bitter Wine, an excellent tonic and
laxative. It will remove poisonous
. . . f ii I
matter from the body, strengtnen me
igestive organs, improve the appe
tite, open the bowels and create new
energy. It will bring quick and per
manent relief. At drug stores. Price
$1.00. Jos. Triner, Manufacturing
Chemist, 1333-1339 S. Ashland ave
nue, Chicago, 111.
'Triner's Liniment relieves tired
muscles, very quickly. Rub it well
into the skin. At drug stores. . Pric
25c and 50c. Postpaid, 35c and 60c.
A Rainy Day Comes
it's the men, women and children
with good raincoats that mind the un
pleasantness least.
Are you prepared for a rainy day can you go out in the rain
and feel that your clothes will be dry when you arrive at your
destination? If you buy a raincoat here you will be, and you can
buy a raincoat that not only sheds rain but that can be used for
general wear or for auto coat. The variety shown here permits
of choice of such coats for men, women and children.
Every Size and Every Price
$2.00 to $20.00
E. Wescotife Sons
Guy Crook, who has been here
visiting his relatives and friends for
several days, departed this morning
for Lincoln, where he will resume his
Mrs. Henry Horn came in this
morning from her home near this
city and departed on the early Burl
Sport Shirts
Now that the warm weather is here to stay
there is a large demand for play suits we
have a complete line of
Charlie Chaplin Suit 7. $1.50
Base Ball Outfit...... 1.25
Boy Scout " .-v.- 1-50
Cowboy " ...... 1. 00
Indian Chief" 1.00
Boys Parade Suit . .". ... 1 .00
Girl's Camp Dress .... 1 .00
Also a large,, assortment of
wash suits in all good colors
and patterns.
Do not overlook the fact that wc have as complete a line
of straw hats as you can find anywhere. ' Come in and
look them over.
Manhattan Shirts
Stetson Hats
M Sox
of Council Bluffs
Game Called at 3:00
This will be one of the events
of the season and every lover
of the great national game
should be on hand. This
team is one of the strongest
in that part of the state and
will put up a strong game.
Admission 25c
ington train for Omaha, to spend the
day with relatives and friends.
W. F. Moore and wife from near
Murray came up yesterday afternoon
from their home to attend the gradu
ating exercises, where their daughter,
Miss Vera Moore, was a member of
the class.
Wash Suits
Carhart Overaslls
Hansen Gloves