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Neb State Historical Soc
.vol. xxxiv.
No. 102
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Everybody Should Get In the Pro
cession and Begin' to Boost for
the Great Event.
From Friday's Dally.
The efforts of the citizens of this
community should all be directed in
the coming- two months to the making:
of the fall festival a great success,
and to this end there should be a
hearty co-operation of every person
in the city and all lodges and socie
ties which can do a great deal toward
making the event the success it
should be. The plans, which are not
thoroughly completed, give an idea
of the manner in which it is hoped
to carry out the festival to insure its
being the biggest event of its kiiK
cairied out in the city's history, an?
it will be without doubt if everyone
gets in the band-wagon and begin to
boost. The stock show feature of the
festival is one that will appeal to the
farmers and lovers of fine cattle and
stock, and ul Cass county has some
of the best in the state, and, for that
matter, in the entire west, as the
reputation of many of our stock
farms is known among the fine stock
breeders from one end of the country
to the other. The opportunity of
making a display of the stock will be
given and here they can be compared
by all those interested, and while it
will not be on the scope of the state
fair it will be possible to bring to
gether stock from the Cass county
farms that will be worth coming miles
to see. Those who are looking after
this feature of the program are thor
oughly interested in .the stock busi
ness and will see - that everything
needful is carried out to make it a
complete success.
During the festival the manage
ment of the Red Sox baseball team
will arrange a series of games for
the afternoon which will provide en
tertainment for the lovers of the great
sport of the Americans and strong
teams will be secured to play during
the week of the festal celebration.
Not the least of the features of the
week will be the "Home Coming," and
this will be looked after with thor
oughness and care to see that all for
mer residents of the city and county
are given an opportunity to come to
Plattsmouth and see the spirit of
progress and advancement that is to
day characterizing the people of this
city and making it the best little city
of its size in the state. Now is the
time to get busy and co-operate with
the committee in its work and lend
eevry effort possible to make the oc
casion a red letter event in the his
tory of Plattsmouth. There is some
thing for everyone to do to make it a
success and there should be no lag
gards in the good work.
From Friday's Dally.
The home of Superintendent and
Mrs. W. G. Brooks has been the
scene of a very pleasant family re
union this week of the Brooks family,
when all but one brother were present
to spend two or three days in the
enjoyment of each other's society.
The mother, Mrs. L. II. Brooks, of
Norman, Okla., was also present to
share in the joyful time, and her
presence was greatly enjoyed by the
sons and their wives and made the
occasion complete. This is a splendid
American family and Mrs. Brooks
can well be proud of the sturdy sons
whom she has reared. Those here
to take part in the pleasant event
were Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Brooks of
Marion, la.; A. A. Brooks and son
of Hastings, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. W.
M. Brooks of Clay Center, Neb.; Mr,
and Mrs. F. D. Brooks of Norman,
Okla. This event will long be re
membered most pleasantly by the
families as one of the most delightful
of a lifetime and be cherished in th
years to come as a most complete
family reunion.
Letter files at the Journal -office.'
From Friday's Dally.
Sheriff Quinton has so far failed
to locate the relatives or friends of
the man killed at Union several
weeks ago, although all traces of
anyone acquainted with the man has
been followed up in the hopes of giv
ing them information as to his fate.
An address found in the dead man's
pocket, giving the name of parties in
Wyoming, was looked up by the
sheriff and a reply received in which
it was stated they knew nothing of
the dead man and did not know how
it had been possible for him to have
the address in his pocket.
From Friday's Dally.
Hag day, June 14, will bring a
blaze of glory to the metropolis of
Nebraska this year, for Flag day,
annually kept patriotically by the
Elks, will not only be made memor
able by the Elks themselves and by
the veteran soldiers of the civil and
Spanish wars and women of their
ielief corps who join with them in
honoring the day, but also by the
great patriotic parade of the civic,
patriotic and fraternal bodies in gen
eral called together by the Commer
cial club. It goes without saying
that the Elks and the veterans who
wore the blue and the khaki, and the
women of the Relief Corps will not
be the least of the figures in the pro
cession. This year there will be not
only the Omaha Elks, but also sev
eral hundred Elks from all over Ne
braska. The Nebraska association
of Elks will be holding its fourth
annual meeting and reunion in Oma
ha, the reunion being timed to close
with the big demonstration on Flag
day, the march to Hanscom park, the
moving pictures to show the country
at large how the fires of patriotism
are kept burning and thousands of
people in Omaha gladly and reverent
ly joining in the tributes to "Old
Not only Nebraska Elks, but also
their ladies, are invited to the meet
ing and reunion. There will be the
Ak-Sar-Ben den show for the men
the first night, Monday, June 12; an
auto ride, an outing at one of the
parks, an informal reception and
dance at one of the country clubs, and
a chaperoned tour for the women, all
of which is on the program.
There are sixteen lodges and about
8,000 Elks in Nebraska, and to the
hundreds who cannot get away to the
grand lodge the state reunion will be
a treat, and will tend to build up the
fraternal interests of the Elks in the
state, and to not only "get together"
as regards acquaintance, but also to
crystalize sentiment on some things
that western Elks want to express
themselves on to the grand lodge.
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening the Degree of Honor
enjoyed a most interesting and pleas
ant meeting at the lodge rooms in the
A. O. U. W. building, which was quite
largely attended by the membership.
The chief, feature of the evening was
the initiation of three new candidates,
Miss Edna E. Morrison, Mrs. Johanna
McApline and Mrs. Blanche A. Davis,
into the order, the service being very
impressive and inspiring to the mem
bers and candidates. In the election
of delegates to the state meeting of
the Degree of Honor, to be held in
Omaha on June 28 and 29, Mrs. Eliza
beth Thomsen was selected to repre
sent Plattsmouth lodge at the meet
ing. The Degree f Honor is showing
a most pleasing' increase in member
ship and . its success is a source of
much pleasure to the members who
have been most energetic in their
efforts for its advancement.
Stewart's Phonographs, only $5.00,
at Dawson's, Plattsmouth, Neb.
Gives Kitchen Shower In Honor of
- Miss Myra Thierolf, One of
the June Brides.
From Friday's Dally. ,
Yesterday afternoon Miss Nora
Rosencrans entertained in a most
charming manner for Miss Myra
Thierolf, who is to be one of the June
brides, and the event was in the na
ture of a kitchen shower. The hand
some Rosencrans home was filled with
a large number of friends of the
charming bride-to-be, and the occa
sion enjoyed to the utmost in shower
ing upon Miss Thierolf the well
wishes for many happy years and the
bestowal of the many handsome arti
cles which she will find useful in her
new home. The ladies spent the aft
ernoon in delightful social conversa
tion as well as in the making of dust
cloths that were presented to the
guest of honor as tokens of the
esteem of her friends, and each one
bore the initials of the donor, making
a very pretty remembrance. The
shower consisted of articles for the
kitchen and a great many handsome
gifts of aluminum will find a place
in the home of thl bride-to-be. Dur
ing the afternoon dainty refreshments
were served by Misses Mary Rosen
crans and Mary Egenberger, and add
ed much to the pleasure of the
guests, and chief among these were
the strawberries which had come from
the home of the prospective groom,
Mr. B. A. Rosencrans, "The Acres,"
where the young people expect to
reside. Those in attendance were:
Mrs. Paul C. Morgan of Hay Springs,
Neb.; Mrs. Virginia McDaniel Allen
of San Francisco, Cal.; Miss Edith
Dovey, Mrs. C. A. Rosencrans, Miss
Florence Cunningham of Beaver City,
Neb.; Mrs. John W. Falter, Mrs. Ed
ward Egenberger, Misses Marie and
Gretchen Dbnnelly, Mrs. R. F. Pat
terson, Mrs. Willard Beesley, Miss
Janet Clement, Miss Teresa Droege,
Miss Lillian Dwyer, Miss Alice Tuey,
Miss Lillian Bajeck, Misses Christine
and Mathilde Soennichsen, Miss Anna
Hassler, Mrs. C. O. Larson of Scran
ton, Kas.; Miss Mary Rosencrans,
Miss Mary Egenberger and the guest
of honor, Miss Myra Thierolf.
From Friday's Daily.
Yesterday Henry Kaufmann, the
gardner, residing a few miles south
of this city, was made the victim of
what seems a rather bare-faced rob
bery of some ten gallons of lubricat
ing oil and a box of axel grease,
valued t $3. The stuff was taken
from the wagon of Mr. Kaufmann,
which he had left on South Fifth
street, where the team was tied. Mr.
Kaufmann did not report the loss
until this morning, when Sheriff
Quinton was notified of the affair,
and started to look into the matter.
The oil made a heavy load, so that
it would be necessary to haul it away
in a wagon, being out of all question
for a man to carry it any distance.
The loss is one that will amount to
quite a sum as the oil is high priced.
Shortly before noon the missing oil
and box of grease was discovered in
the yard at the home of Fred Olden
hausen, father-in-law of Mr. Kauf
mann and it seems to have been the
work of some practical joker, who
sought to slip one over on Mr. Kauf
mann, but it is carrying a joke to the
extreme to carry off a man's prop
erty, and it is fortunate for the party
doing it that they were not discov
ered as they might have had some
trouble in squaring things.
From Saturday's Daily.
The local lodge of the Improved
Order of Redmen is having the front
of the building on lower Main street
painted and put in first class shape.
The building is being decorated in
the colors of the order, red, blue and
green, and will be a most pleasing
looking home for the lodge when it
is completed.
From Friday's Dally.
The active preparation of the plans
for putting down the paving on the
half blocks along Third, Fourth and
Fifth streets are being carried out by
J. II. McMaken, the contractor, and
as soon as the final stakes are put
down by the engineer the work will
be started and pushed to rapid con
clusion. This is a step that has long
been desired by everyone and will add
much to the business section of the
city and the value of the property
along the streets where the improve
ments are made. It will also do away
with a great deal of the mud and
dirt that is now washed onto Main
street by the rains. Mr. McMaken
will see that the city gets a good job
and one that will be lasting.
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening a most delightful
farewell porch picnic was held at the
home of Mrs. J. T. Baird. The occa
sion was in honor of Miss Pearl
Staats, who will depart for Lincoln
Sunday afternoon, where she will
attend the summer school session of
the state university, and Misses Anna
Daniels and Margaret Giberson, two
of the members of the high school
faculty, who will not return to this
city next fall. The young ladies
gathered at the Baird home about 6
o'clock, where some very pleasant
moments were spent on the large
porch of the Baird home. When all
the guests had arrived, a most deli
cious and tempting supper was served
in regular picnic style on the porch.
The "eats" never did taste so good
and the merry company just simply
fell to and ate and ate until they
could eat no more. The remainder
of the evening was most enjoyably
spent in various diversions, which af
forded them much pleasure and mer
riment. On their departure the young
ladies ex.pressed their warmest thanks
to the Bairds for their kind hospital
ity and much regret at having to lose
the three honor guests.
Those in attendance were: Misses
Clara Weyrich, Pearl Staats, Carrie
Greenwald, Crete Briggs, Margaret
Giberson, Flossie Butte, Anna Dan
iels, Alma and Esther Larson, Ada
Mann, Gertrude Morgan, Carrie and
Estelle Baird, Amelia Martens and
Mrs. A. G. Cole.
From Friday's Daily.
The Thursday Afternoon Kensing
ton club at its last meeting, at the
home of Mrs. Fred Mumm, enjoyed a
most delightful time when the mem
bers tendered their friend, Mrs. P. F.
Rhin, a pleasant farewell as she is
to leave next week for her future
home in Bartlesville, Okla. The aft
ernoon was spent in plying the busy
needle and in the expressions of re
gret of the members that they were
soon to lose this charming lady from
their circle. As a remembrance of
the many happy days spent together
Mrs. Rhin was presented with a hand
some brooch as well as a large num
ber of pieces of fine china to cherish
as tokens of the friends in Platts
mouth when she takes up her home
in the southland. A very dainty and
delectable three-course luncheon was
served by the hostess during the aft
ernoon, which every one of the twelve
members present thoroughly enjoyed,
and at the home-going hour expressed
their wishes for success and happi
ness for the guest of honor in her
new home. Mrs. Rhin expects to
leave Monday for Bartlesville, and
her absence will be keenly felt by the
members of the Kensington club as
well as her many friends throughout
the city.
Harry Johnson is at Weeping Wa
ter this week, doing some plastering
for Mr. Bert Reed.
Apprehended Leading Away a Cow
From Luke Wiles. Barn Believed
To Be Insane.
From Saturday's Dally.
Last night L,uke L. Wiles, the
stockman, residing just at the south
west boundary of the city, suffered
the loss of two of his young cows,
which were taken from the pasture
where they were grazing, and for a
time it was feared that they would
not be located, but were found this
morning by Sheriff Quinton, one of
them roaming along the highway
quite a distance from the Wiles farm,
while the second animal was found in
the possession of L. C. W. Murray,
who, while mentally unbalanced, had
taken the animals. The first word
of the whereabouts of the cattle was
received this morning in a message
from the Platte river toll bridge, tell
ing of a man being there with a cow
answering the description of the one
taken from the farm of Mr. Wiles.
On the arrival of the sheriff at the
bridge he learned that Mr. Murray
had been there with one of the cows,
inquiring the way to Dunbar, and on
being informed that he was headed
in the wrong direction had turned
around and started back toward
Plattsmouth. The sheriff followed up
the tiack of the cow and man and
near the farm of George Stander
overtook him and turned the cow over
to the owner, bringing the unfortu
nate man back to the city in his auto
mobile. On the way in Mr. Murray
appeared very quiet until almost into
the main pait of the city, when he
drew a pocket knife and made a pass
at the sheriff with it, and it was only
after considerable difficulty in han
dling the man that the weapon was
secured, and after that the trip was
completed without further trouble.
Mr. Murray was brought to the
court house, where he was questioned
by Attorney C. A. Rawls, who is act
ing in the absence of County Attor
ney A. G. Cole from the city. The
unfortunate man was laboring under
a great strain and was clearly not
responsible for his actions in any
way, so that it is thought probable
it will be necessary to have him
placed in the hospital for care and
treatment as his condition is quite
For a great many years Mr. Mur
ray was one of the wealthy men of
the county, possessing several hun
dred acres of land, but meeting with
financial reverses he has worried over
the fact as well as his affliction of
almost total blindness, until his condi
tion has become acute, and making
it necessary to have him cared for
where he will receive proper treat
ment for his case. A few years ago
it was necessary to have a guardian
appointed to look after him, and this
has also preyed to a greater or less
extent on his mind, until he is indeed
in a most unfortunate condition of
body and mind and little resembling
the bright and vigorous man of a few
years ago. Under the load of trouble
that has befallen Mr. Murray it is not
surprising that he has been unable
to withstand the strain, as it is about
as much misfortune as is possible to
be visited upon anyone, and his
friends of the years gone by will
regret very much to learn of it.
Mr. Murray has been residing near
Weeping Water and frequently came
to this city to visit, and last evening
on arriving at the Wiles home he
secured two halters and going to the
pasture led the cows out and away,
but one of them was hard to lead and
he was forced to turn her loose.
When found by the sheriff both Mr.
Murray and the cow were exhausted
by their long trip over the country.
This afternoon Mrs. D.'C. Morgan
and the members of her Sunday
school class, Misses Catherine Gorder,
Catherine Schrack, Abbie Brown,
Ethel Tritsch, Adelie and Blanche
Sayles, Doris Vallery, Agnes Bajeck
and Alice Weyrich, departed for
Bellevue to attend the class play this
afternoon given by the members of
the senior class at the college there.
The condition of P. E. Ruffner, who
is at Omaha taking treatment, is re
ported as showing marked improve
ment and the gentleman is now able
to take nourishment and to use his
jaws to some extent. The examina
tion of the jaw of Mr. Ruffner indi
cates that an abscess had formed in
one of the duct glands near the base
of the tongue and this has caused the
trouble that for several days made it
impossible for him to take food or,
in fact, to move his jaws to any ex
tent. It is with much pleasure that
the friends will learn of the change
for the better in the condition of .Mr.
Ruffner and will trust that it may
continue until he is restored to his
usual state of good health.
From Saturday's Dally.
Last evening H. M. Soennichsen
and daughter, Miss Christine, depart
ed for Chicago, where Miss Christine
will be united in marriage on Sunday
morning to Mr. Jack Coughlin, the
ceremony being performed by Rev.
Frank W. Gunsalus, the eminent
divine of that city. The wedding will
be a quiet one, with only the rela
tives of the contracting parties pres
The friends here of the charming
bride will regret greatly to lose her
from their circle of friendship, but
extend to her their heartiest well
wishes for years of happiness and
success in her new home. Born and
reared in this city, Miss Soennichsen
has been able "to number all who knew
her as a friend by her genial and
pleasing manner, and her absence will
be keenly felt by all of these. The
grdom, Mr. Coughlin, is well known
here, where he has frequently visited
while engaged in his various business
enterprises in different parts of the
country, and to those who knew him
was a genial and cordial gentleman
and one well worthy of the charming
ady he has secured as his bride.
Mr. and Mrs. Coughlin will make
their home in Chicago in the future
as the groom has a cozy home await
ing the coming of his bride.
Two Plattsmouth young people
stole a march on their friends Satur
day when they journeyed to Omaha
and there were united in the bonds
of holy wedlock by the Rev. Charles
W. Savage. The contracting parties
were H. E. Steinhauer and Miss
Mable Hoffman, two of our most
popular young people, and their
friends here were delighted to learn
o'f the happy event and tendered to
the newlywe-ds their heartiest con
gratulations on the decision to take
up life's journey together as one.
Mr. and Mrs. Steinhauer returned
home on No. 2 from the metropolis
and at once took up their occupancy
of the cozy home which the groom
had prepared for his charming bride,
and here the young people will make
their home in the future.
The groom is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Steinhauer, and is a
young man of industry and worth,
and who possesses a host of f riendj
who will learn of his new happiness
with pleasure. He is at present in
the employ of the Burlington in the
shops in this city, where he is held
in the highest esteem by all who
know him. For a number of years
Edgar was one of the Journal force
and in his venture on the sea of mat
rimony will take the best wishes of
the "bunch" for future years of suc
cess. The bride is one of the charming
and accomplished young ladies of the
city and who has won many friends
by her pleasing and genial disposi
tion, and it is with great delight that
her friends will learn that she is to
make her future home here in their
Three Hoboes Jump On the Stranger
at La Platte, Heat Him Up and
Rob Him of $12. But Are
Arrested Here.
David Ransome, giving his resi
dence as Falls City, made his appear
ance in this city in the wee small
hours Sunday morning, with blood
flowing from several cuts about the
face and head, his clothing torn, and
robbed of what money he had on his
person, as a result on an encounter
with three strangers whom he met
up with Saturday night at La Platte.
As the result of the quick work of
Chief of Police Barclay the three
men, all of whom were identified by
Ransome, were rounded up and lodged
in jail, to answer to the charge of
robbery and assault, and to await the
coming of the Sarpy county officials
to take them to Papillion.
It would seem from the story told
by Ransome that he was riding to
Omaha in a box car on the north
bound local freight over the Missouri
Pacific and up to the time they
stopped at La Platte eevrything went
lovely with the expedition, but here
is where the trouble started. Ran
some had got off the train to exercise
while it was stopped and there fell
into the company of the three stran
gers and soon they tried to cultivate
a closer acquaintance with the Falls
City man, and on his declining to get
chummy they proceeded to mix, one
of the men knocking Ransorne down
while the other two, one of whom had
a wooden leg, proceeded to search the
helpless victim and remove from his
person in the neighborhood of $12 in
money as well as several small arti
cles. After the robbery Ransome
was somewhat dazed by the effects
of his treatment, suffering a good
deal from the cuts and bruises in
flicted, and started back to Platts
mouth, where he arrived in the early
morning hours of Sunday, and after
having his wounds dressed at the
Perkins hotel, he told the story of his
Shortly after 7 o'clock yesterday
morning three strangers made their
appearance, walking down the Burl
ington tracks from the direction of
La Platte, and as one of the party
was a wooden-legged man it at once
attracted the attention of several who
had" learned of the holdup and assault
pn Ransome. Sheriff Quinton and
Chief of Police Barclay were notified
of the circumstances of the three
tramps and at once proceeded to start
a search for them. The three men
were evidently of a desire to spend
a little of their newly acquired wealth
as they came up town shortly before
9 o'clock and made a number of pur
chases at different stores, and the
first ' victim was grabbed by Chief
Barclay near the Fitt & Hitchmann
garage and the man escorted down
the street, where he was turned over
to the custody of a number of by
standers. The chief then nailed the
second man at the depot, who was
identified by Ransome as the man
hitting him, and the third of the trio,
the wooden-legged man, was found in
the store of A. G. Bach, where he
was buying a few small articles when
the chief arrested him. The men
were escorted to the county jail,
where they were held pending action
on the part of the Sarpy county au
Yesterday Mrs. M. E. Manspeaker
entertained at her home at luncheon
in honor of the distinguished visitors
of the Woodman Circle who were pre
sent from the supreme lodge to attend
the monument unveiling. Those pre
sent were Miss Dora Alexander, Mrs.
Mathilde Henning, Mrs. Kate Rem
ington, Miss Brown and Mr. Paul.
Mrs. Manspeaker was assisted in the
entertaining by Mrs. Joseph Droege,
local deputy of the Woodman Circle.
The occasion was one filled with much
pleasure to all fortunate enough to be
in attendance.
For the Simon Pare Benjamin
Franklin Lightning Rod, call on T. W.
Vallery, or write him at Murray, Neb.
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