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Neb Etate'Historical SocJ
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This Highly Esteemed Lady Died Last
Night Following a Lingering
Illness of Several Months.
From Frldav's Datiy.
Last evening- Mrs. F. II. Stimker,
one of the most highly esteemed and
estimable ladies of the city, was
called to her last long- rest following
an illness covering a period of the
last seven months, during which time
she had been suffering- from cancer.
During the long- months of suffering
Mrs. Steimker had horns her afflic
tion with Christian fortitude, aware
that there was no chance of recovery
she awaited with patience the time
when the voice of the Master might
call her home to suffer no more. The
husband and daughter during- these
months have ministered with tender
cave to their loved one to sooth her
last hour with all that their willing
hands could do to bring- her relief.
The death of Mrs. Steimker brought
to the many friends throughout the
city a' keen sense of grief as during
the long years of her residence here
she had made a great many friends
by her pleasant personality, that was
always keen to the welfare of those
she called by the name of friend.
Since 1878 Mr. and Mrs. Steimker
have made their home in this city
and have each had an important part
in the social and religious life of
the community, and to the husband,
whose years are now past the me
ridian of life, the death of the wife
and helpmate comes as a very severe
blow and leaves a vacancy in the home
circle that cannot be filled.
Barbara Klaus was born in Hessen
Darmstadt, Germany, November 10,
1846, and her girlhood was passend
in the land across the sea, where she
was joined in the Presbyterian faith,
with which she was a devout member
until her death. In the spring- of
1867, she came to America to visit
her brother and sisters at Burlington,
la., and the trip that was for a visit
with the relatives was to mean that
she was to remain in this country for
her lifetime as she was married at
Burlington on December 21, 1867, to
Mr. F. II. Steimker. For a number of
years Mr. and Mrs. Steimker contin
ued to reside at Burlington, until the
spring- of 1878, when they came to
Plattsmouth, where the husband en
tered the employ of the Burlington
shops, and since that time they have
resided here. To Mr. and Mrs.
Steimker two children were born,
Adelia, wife of Mr. W. A. Ackerman,
who passed away June 7, 1893, and
Elizabeth, wife of W. E. Moore of Lin
coln, and who was present at the bed
side of the mother caring- for her
when she passed away. Two grand
children, Fred Hayden and Mrs. Harry
Crittenden of Lincoln, are also left to
mourn the death of Mrs. Steimker, as
well as three great-grandchildren. One
brother, Michael Klaus of Burlington,
la., is the only other relative residing
in this country.
To the family the deepest sympathy
will be extended in the loss of this
grand, good woman.
Saturday evening Lee Ri.egs and a
young man named Rogers, who is em
ployed on the farm of Oscar Gapen,
south of this city, became involved in
an altercation in the alley. near Fourth
and Main streets and during the ar
gument that followed it is claimed
that Riggs drew a large dirk knife
and made an onslaught on Rogers.
..Officers Jones and McCrary were
called to the scene of action and
placed Riggs under arrest for the as
sault and the carrying of the dan
gerous weapon. The officers in search
ing the man found a large sized knife
on his person and at once placed him
in jail. Riggs was later turned over
by chief of Police Barclay to the
-county attorney, as the offense is one
that falls under the state law and
Riggs was later released on bond of
$500 for his appearance to answer to
. the charge. . The offense carries with
it a very severe penalty and it may
go severe with the combatants in the
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday before Judge Beeson, a
young- man named Towle was ar
raigned on the charge o? having taken
some twenty-five gallons of gasoline
from a tank at the Gillespie elevator
at Mynavd. The young man stated
that he had run out of gas when com
ing to Plattsmouth in his car, and
just took the gasoline to make the
trip with. He was brought in by
Chief Barclay, acting as special dep
uty sheriff. The court decided that it
would cost Mr. Towle 5 and costs
for his offense and $10 for the gaso
line, a total in the sum of $20, a part
of which was paid, and the young man
was allowed to go in order to raise
the funds needed.
From Friday's Dally.
A most delightful birthday party
was held on Monday evening at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Meis-
inger in the vicinity of Cedar Creek
when a number of the children and
friends gathered to celebrate the
sixty-eighth birthday anniversary of
Mrs. Meisinger. The event was ar
ranged by Adam Meisinger, a son, and
the children were all ready for the
happy celebration, and without the
knowledge of the worthy lady the
plans were carried out to perfection.
Mr. and Mrs. Meisinger had been vis
iting with one of their sons for the
day, and on returning home the
mother was very much surprised to
find the home in the posession of the
other members of the family who
joined in the surprise. The evening
was spent by the older members of
the party in cards, while the young
folks proeoded to enjoy themselves
at dancing, and the hours passed very
rapidly in merriment and pleasure.
At 11:30 a sumptuous and delicious
repast was served to the members of
the party, which brought to a close
an evening of rarest delight and
pleasure. As remembrances of the
occasion Mrs. Meisinger received a
number of handsome gifts that will
be cherished in years to come. It was
a late hour when the members of the
party wended their way homeward,
wishing Mrs. Meisinger many more
happy anniversaries. Those who were
in attendance at the event were:
Adam Meisinger, wife and family; G.
L. Meisinger, wife and family; J. J.
Meisinger, wife and family; W. H.
Meisinger, wife and family; Anton
Meisinger, wife and family; Louis
Born, wife and family; Allie Meisinger
and wife, John Koop, Philip Meisinger
and Adolph Meisinger and wife of
Pekin, 111.
Frm Friday's Dally.
Last evening the handsome new
residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Hill
on High School hill was the scene of
a very pleasant gathering when the
B. H. W. club was entertained at a
house warming that dedicated the
new home in a fitting manner, and
the evening was one of great pleasure
to every one of the jolly party pres
ent to assist in the house warming.
A deliciously prepared 7 o'clock din
ner was served by the hostess that
was thoroughly enjoyed, and at its
conclusion the members of the party
proceeded to inspect the handsome
home of the Hill family from garret
to cellar, and pronounced""!! an ideal
home in every respect. It was late in
the evening when the guests departed
homeward, congratulating Mr. and
Mrs. Hill on their new home. For the
happy occasion the Hill home was
very prettily decorated with Cosmos
and Golden Glow. Those taking part
were: Mr. and Mrs. William Baird,
Judge and Mrs. A. J. Beeson, Mr. and
Mrs. R. B. Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. Lv L.
Wiles, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Wiles, Mr.
and Mrs. E. H. Wescott and Mr. and
Mrs. Hill." "
$5.00 Phonographs at Dawson's.
From Frldav's Dally.
The funeral of the little daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Will Rice was held
yesterday afternoon from the home of
the grandmother of the little one, Mrs
Dan Rice, and was attended by a
large number of the neighbors and
friends of the family, who gathered
to share with the bereaved family
their grief and sorrow. The services
were conducted by Rev. Thomas C
Truscott of the Methodist church, who
spoke words of comfort to the grief
stricken parents and relatives, and in
the brief words offered the pastor
brought to the family the hope of
another day, when once more the loved
one might be with them to part no
more. During the services several of
the old beloved hymns were given by
a quartet consisting of Mrs. C. S.
Johnson, Miss Florence Balser, Miss
Truscott and C. C. . Wescott. There
was a large number of floral remem
brances laid on the bier of the little
one, whose death had come so sudden
ly and tragically while yet she was
in the tender years of childhood, and
expressed more than words the feel
ing of grief that the occasion had
drawn forth from the many old friends
of the family.
The death of this little one was
caused by her being kicked by a horse
at the home of the parents on their
farm in Canada, when at first it was
not thought she was seriously injured,
but in a few days her condition be
came critical and she passed away
as a result of the injury.
To the kind friends and neighbors
who by their assistance and sympathy
aided us in the time of death of our
little one, we desire to express our
most grateful appreciation. May they
meet with as kindly treatment in their
hour of sorrow.
From Friday's Dally.
As another chapter in the story of
Cass county people who were taken
in on the sale of land in Minnesota
for which they failed to receive the
land or their money back, a suit has
been filed in the district court of
Douglas county by Omar A. Coon, a
former resident of near Manley, who
is suing Oscar Lund, Hilmer C.
Aamouth and the Lund Land company.
In his petition the plaintiff, Mr. Coon,
sets forth that he was fleeced out of
his commission on the sale of lands
and that his reputation has been dam
aged in a business way by the actions
of the defendants, who had deceived
and defrauded him, and for this he
asks the sum of $15,000, as balm for
his outraged feelings.
For twenty years Mr. Coon was en
gaged in farming in this county, near
Manley, and handled a little real es
tate business on the side. In 1911,
Mr. Coon alleges that Lund and
Aamouth induced him to give up farm
ing and go to selling farm lands. He
claims that in 1911 he sold 2,080 acres.
He further states that Lund and
Aamouth represented ' themselves as
worth $150,000 and to be owners of
the land Coon sold. Subsequently he
learned these statements were false
and that they had no title for the land
that had been sold. Mr. Coon has
sued to compel the defendants to pay
him the commission due him on the
land he sold and for the injury to his
reputation and standing among the
old neighbors and friends in Cass
From Friday's Daily.
This morning Fred Baumgart, one
of the prominent farmers of this lo
cality, returned home from Lincoln,
where he had been for the past week
undergoing treatment for rheumatism
at the Lincoln sanitarium. The treat
ment' did not afford -the relief it had
been hoped for and Mr. Baumgart
will" continue his treatment at home
hoping to find relief from the painful
From Saturday's Dally,. ,
Charles Warga, residing south of
the city, has just completed on his
farm a fine new residence, 30x30,
which is one of the neatest in that
section of the county, and the work
on which has been loqked after by
G. P. Eastwood of this city, the plas
tering and finishing touches having
been put on by A. H. Rinker, who
has given a most satisfactory job
Mr. Warga is well pleased with his
new home and it will be strictly mod
em in every way, including a private
lighting system, that will give him
electric lights right at home. It will
surely be a most comfortable and
pleasing home in every way.
From Friday's Dally.
A very serious accident occurred at
the farm of Allen Land west of My
nard," and which resulted in the loss
of two fingers of the right hand of
Watson Long, one of the well known
farmers of that locality, as the result
of having them lacerated in the cog
wheels of a corn sheller. Mr. Long
had just started up the sheller pre
paratory to starting in on the shelling
for Mr. Land, and was engaged in oil
ing up the machine, and to protect
his hands was wearing a pair of
gloves, and while he was oiling the
cog-wheels the glove caught in the
revolving cogs and before the machine
could be stopped the hand of Mr. Long
was drawn down in the cogs and
badly lacerated and crushed. As soon
as the hand of the unfortunate man
was extricated from the sheller, med
ical assistance was summoned from
this city and the very serious condi
tion of the hand was such as to cause
great apprehension as to saving it, and
the injured man was taken by auto
to Omaha, where he was placed in the
Immanuel hospital, and after an ex
amination it was 'decided to amputate
the first and second fingers of the
right hand, which were torn and lac
erated very severely. The operation
was performed with most satisfactory
results. Reports--from the hospital
this morning state that Mr. Long is
feeling as well as possible following
the severe ordeal and it is thought he
will suffer no further trouble from the
injured hand. The family and friends
while regretting greatly the accident,
feel that it was fortunate that he
did not lose his entire hand.
From Saturday's Dally.
The home of Chas Clark residing
about two and one miles north of
town was destroyed by fire early Fri
day morning with all its contents.
Mrs. Clark and the three children
barely had time to get out alive. One
of the little ones was asleep upstairs
and the mother had to make her way
through the smoke in order to rescue
the little fellow who was almost suf
focated by the dense smoke when it
was brought to the fresh air. As the
family have no more of this world's
financial goods than is necessary for
a livelihood, they have the sympathy
of their many friends in their loss.
Union Ledger.
From Frldav's Dally.
In the county court a petition has
been filed for the appointment of
Mrs. Anna R. Miller as administratrix
of the . estate of Jacob I. Miller, de
ceased. The estate consists of real
estate near Manley and a small per
sonal estate. Mr. Miller was killed a
short time ago by a Missouri Pacific
train near Manley.
In the matter of the estate of Elihu
Moses Standley, deceased, Harold
Standley, - a son, and Mrs. Bertha
Standley, the widow, have been ap
pointed as .special, administrators - of
the estate, and Attorney W. A. Rob
ertson as guardian for the minor heirs
of the estate.
Democratic State Committee Has Is
sued Hand Bills Pointing Out
Great Advances in Products
and Bank Deposits.
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 29. The much
overworked republican bugaboo of
democratic hard times is exploded in
the four years of the Wilson admin
istration and the two years which the
democrats have had control of the
state government in Nebraska, the
democratic state committee points out
in a handbill which is being printed
for general distribution.
The handbill compares the records
of the two parties.
It first gives the prices paid for
farm products in 1912, the last year
of the Taft administration and what
the same products are bringing now.
The difference is shown as follows:
Wheat, four years ago 69c; now
Corn, four years ago, 48c; now
75 to 85 cents.
Oats, four years ago, 31 cents; now,
50 cents.
Hogs, four years ago, $7; now,
$10.78 and $11.75.
Deposits in state banks are taken
for the next comparison of democratic
and republican prosperity. In 1912
these aggregated $85,695,151. The
total amount now is $151,121,071, the
ratio of gain being almost 90 per cent.
The handbill shows that the last
state tax levy made by a republican
board of assessment in 1914, was 7.8
mills, whereas the levy this year, made
by a democratic board, is only 6.1
mills, the reduction in state, taxes
being 1.7 mills, or 22 per cent.
"Republican rule in ten years
placed the state hundreds of thous
ands of dollars in debt," the circular
reads. "Democracy in two years has
wiped out the debt made by republican
misrule and lowered the state taxes
more than one million dollars."
The old-time republican slogan of
Let well enough alone" is quoted
along with "Safetf First" and Democ
racy means efficiency, prosperity and
It is believed at democratic state
headquarters that this handbill will
give republican managers and speak
ers enough to keep them busy explain
ing and excusing for the rest of the
From Saturday's Dally.
The meeting at which Senator
Hitchcock will be the principal orator
will be held in the district court room
at "the court house on Tuesday even
ing, October 3d, at 8 o'clock, and
every citizen, regardless of political
iews, should be present to hear the
able Nebraska senator present his
iews.' A number of the active mem
bers of the democratic party are ar
ranging for the reception of the sen
ator and will take part in the meet
ing. Senator Hitchcock has been in
the western part of the state cam
paigning, and will arrive in this city
by auto after a very strenuous trip,
and from here he returns to Omaha,
where he will be present at the great
meeting on Wilson day at the Ak-bar-Een.
when the semi-centennial of the
state will be celebrated by a great
daylight parade. This will be a
ereat opportunity to meet benator
Hitchcock, who has had a great part
in bringing Nebraska to the front at
Washington, where he has been one of
the leading advisors of the president
on the great matters of state he han
had to deal with during the last four
years. Senator Hitchcock is proud
of the state he represents and his
record in congress is one in which
his people can well feel proud.
J. H. Meisinger,. one of the prom
inent residents of near Cedar Creek,
was in the city today for a few hours
locking after some matters . of busi
ness. . He was accompanied by. his son,
Word has been received in this city
by Henry Boeck announcing the death
at his home in San Diego, Cal., of
John Schicketanz, a brother-in-law,
who for a number of years was a
resident of Plattsmouth. Mr. Schvke
tanz left this city in the seventies
and located in Council Bluffs, where
he resided until going to California
to make his home, and where he. had
lived for the past ten years. The
death occurred on Friday, September
20th, at the McCabe hospital. Mr.
Schicketanz had been sick only a short
time, suffering from a congestive
chill. It is the intention of the family
to have the body cremated and the
ashes sent back to Council Bluffs,
where they will be buried and the
I. O. O. F. lodge will have charge of
the services. He leaves three sons,
John, Will and Walter, of Council
Bluffs, and three daughters, Mrs
Gertie Moore, Nellie and Annie, all
residing in California.
Yesterday afternoon under very dis
agreeable weather conditions, the Red
Sox won a hard fought battle at the
local base ball park from the Omaha
Gas Company Stars, by the score of
13 to 8. The high wind blowing made
the game one very disagreeable for
the ball players, and in this respect
the visitors suffered more than the
locals as their throws to the bases
were decidedly poor and the stolen
base record of a number of the Sox
crew was fattened considerably. The
locals while laboring under a handicap
for the first portion of the game took
kindly to the pitching staff of the vis
itors and after four innings made the
fielders of the All Stars run them
selves to death trying to handle their
hits. Peterson of the Holly team
opened the game for the All-Stars,
but was touched up lively in the fourth
and was succeeded by Newt Shaffer,
but Newt was unable to stem the tide
and was replaced by Cleve Hull, the
pilot of the Omaha team, but the boys
soon made thing merry for Hull by
their hits, and the high wind blowing
prevented the fielders from working
at their best. In the stolen base rec
ord McGrath, the Sox short stop,
added to his laurels by stealing home
off Hull. The visitors scored five runs
in the first inning and made things
look decidedly blue for the sox, but in
the batting rally that followed the
Sox simply overwhelmed the visitors.
Stevens did the pitching for the lo
cals and while scored upon quite
heavily, was steady toward the last of
the game when the Sox were on the
way to victory.
Bill Mason divided the features of
the game with McGrath, as Bill was
at bat five times and secured one hit
and made an onslaught on Rogers.
McGrath stole home whilee Hull stood
in the box holding: the ball.
With the weather being so unfavor
able this will be the last game of the
season. The box score of the game
was as follows:
Beal, cf 4 1 0 0 0
Roben, 2b 4 1 4 1 0
McGrath, ss 4 2 0 4 2
Parriott, 3b 3 1 3 1 0
Herold, c 3 . 0 11 0 0
Connors, lb 3 1 8 0 2
Mason, If 1 1 0 1 0
Smith, rf 5 0 10 0
Stevens, p 5 0 0 6 0
Total ......31 7 27 13 4
Feltman, cf 4 1 0 0 0
Tracey, 3b 3 0 2 2 1
Probst, 2b 4. 0 1 5 3
Butler, rf 4 2 0 0 0
Sutey, If 4 1 2 0 0
Graham, lb 5 2 10 0 1
Hull, ss-p 5 1 3 1 1
Gillespie, c 4 1 5 1 0
Peterson, p 3 2 1 3 0
Shaffer, p.:....l 0 0 1 1
Total .. 36 10 24 13 7
Stewart's Phonographs, only $5.00,
at Dawson's, Plattsmouth, Neb.
One of the Most Delightful Social
Events of the Season at the
Herold Home. 1
One of the most delightful social
events of the season occurred Satur
day afternoon at the palatial home
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herold, "Oak
Lodge," on North Fifth street, when
Mrs. Paul Gering and daughters, Mrs.
Herold and Misses Mia and Barbara
Gering entertained in honor of Mrs.
J. S. Livingston. The lawn, as well
as the large and commodious porch of
the Herold home had been very
charmingly arranged for the event
and made a very appropriate setting
for the pleasant occasion. Throughout
the lawn seats and settees were placed
for the accommodation of the guests,
while the daintily appointed serving
tables were scattered over the lawn,
and here the guests were served with
the dainty and delicious luncheon ar
ranged for the occasion. The guests
on entering were greeted by Miss Mia
Gering and then by the receiving
party composed of Mrs. Paul Gering.
Mrs. Herold, Miss Barbara Gering,
Mrs. J. S. Livingston, Madame R. R
Livingston, Mrs. Ben Elson of Los
Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. W. G. Sloane
of South Omaha, aunt of the guest-
The porch of the home was very
tastefully arranged with flowers and
the beautiful foliage, which added a
pleasing touch to the scene, while over
the lawn the bright flowered foliage
was placed, which brought a very
charming addition to the festive event.
An orchestra composed of W. R. Hol
ly, violin; Miss Vera Cole, piano, and
E. II. Schulhof, cornet, rendered a
well selected program of the late and
high class music. Several large rugs
were used in the decorations for the
lawn fete and assited in making the
scene one of more than ordinary
beauty. The guests were assited from
table to table to enjoy the luncheon
by Miss Dora Fricke, Mrs. Henry Mc
Maken, Miss Edith Martin and Miss
Margaret Donelan and partook of the
pleasant treat that was in store for
At the tea table, Mrs. Wilbur S.
Leete presided, while at the salad
table Mrs. J. H. Donnelly and Mrs.
J. A. Donelan assisted in the serving.
At the dessert table Miss Verna Leon
ard and Mrs. C. G. Fricke presided
in a very charming manner. The
ladies spent the fleeting hours in a
most delightful manner and it was
late in the afternoon when they de
parted homeward feeling that the oc
casion had been one that certainly was
appreciated and filled with the most
gracious hospitality. The ladies in
serving were assisted by a corps of
uniformed servants. Those who were
in attendance from out of the city
were: Mrs. Ben Elson, Los Angeles;
Mrs. John Moore and Miss Williams,
Omaha; Mrs. George W. Vallery of
Denver, Mrs. E. P. Hovey of Lincoln
and Mrs. W. G. Sloane of South
The automobile thieves seem to
have gotten busy in the vicinity of
LaPlatte, as H. N. Upjohn, one of the
prominent residents of that locality
is nojv shy a Ford runabout that was
taken yesterday morning. There has
been no trace found of the car so far
and the owner is offering a reward of
$100 for its return.
Dr. B. F. Brendel, of Murray, was
in the city today for a few hours look
ing after a few professional matteri.