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Stato Historical Soc J
No. HI.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Suits against the Chicago, Rock Is
land & Pacific company has been filed
in the di-rtrict court aggregating the
sum of $95,000, and these suits, four
in number are the result of the auto
mobile tragedy at Alvo in the west
ern part of the county on January 16,
191G, when Misses Alma Godbey,
Edith and Bell Foreman met death
and James H. Foreman was seriously
injured by having: the automobile in
which they were riding struck by the
south bound Rock Island passenger
In the petition filed by Mr. Foreman
it is stated that the accident that re
sulted in his injuries occurred on the
crossing of the defendant? railroad
company at Alvo and that the acci
dent was due to the neglect and care
lessness of Henry A. Baily, section
man of the company who had caused
to be thrown on the highway chunks of
frozen clods, ice and snow which was
removed from the track of the de
fendant railroad company, and that
owing to these objects being in the
roadway it caused the automobile to
stop on the crossing of the railroad
and then was struck by the train be
longing to the Rock Island railroad.
It is further alleged that the train
was travelling at a very high rate of
speed and it was three hours late at
the time of the accident and no warn
ing was given of the approaching
train until the auto was struck. Mr.
Foreman further alleges that he has
been injured in such a manner as to
make him a permanent cripple and
for this he asks the sum of $30,000.
Mr. Foreman also files petitions as
special administrator of the estates of
Edith and Bell Foreman in which the
allegations as to the cause of the ac
cident is further set forth and for
the death of the two daughters he
asks the sum of 13,000 each or a
total of $30,000.
Charles Godbey, special adminis
trator of the estate of Alma Godbey,
who was one of the victims of the
accident, asks for the sum of $15,000,
and sets forth in his petition the facts
similar to those given by Mr. Fore
man as to the accident and the causes
leading to it.
This accident will be fresh in the
minds of the residents of the county
as it was the worst' automobile acci
dent that has occurred in the county
and plunged the village of Alvo and
vicinity in the deepest grief.
The cases will be brought up at the
forthcoming November term of the
district court. Dale Boyles, of Alvo,
and Palmer, Taylor and Palmer of
Omaha are the representatives of the
plaintiffs in the action.
From Tuesdays Dally.
This morning Mrs. W. E. Rosen-
crans received a message announcing
the death at Gretna of her step-
Vnother, Mrs. Samuel Raker, at the
'family home. Mr. and Mrs. Raker
have resided in Gretna for the past
few years, but are old residents of
Cass county, where they made their
home for more than forty years. Mrs
Raker was 69 years of age at the
time of her death and for the past
few years had suffered from the de
bility of old age; gradually failing in
health until death came to her relief,
The death of this estimable lady will
come as a great shock to the old
friends of this community, and in
their hour of grief the family will
receive the sympathy of their many
friends. Besides the aged husband,
who is 80 years of age, there is left
to survive the death of this good
woman, one daughter, Mrs. E. T.
Hughes of Gretna; one son, Frank A.
Raker of Imperial, and Mrs. W. E.
Rosencrans of this city, a step
daughter. The funeral services will be
held at Gretna tomorrow and the body
will be taken from there to Elmwood,
where funeral services will be held on
Thursday morning and the body laid
to rest in the family lot in the ceme
tery in that place.
Victrolas $15 to $150.
needles. J. W. Crabill.
Records and
Prom Tuesday's Dally.
The hunting season for waterfow
is now on in full blast and the Platts
mouth lovers of the sport are having
their fill of hunting, but the returns
have not been as much as might be
hoped for by these nimrods. The wild
duck especially is quite hard to get,
and while one or two of the hunters
have been able to secure the ducks
there are a great many more who
have had no luck. The river banks
and the sloughs are filled with the
hunters laying in wait for the ducks,
but so far there has not been a great
many slain. Reports from out in the
state and especially the sand hills, in
dicate that the game there is more
plentiful and a large number of the
hunters from the eastern section of
the state will go there for the late
fall shooting.
From TuesdaVs Daily-
Saturday afternoon at Nebraska
City occurred the marriage of Mr.
Vernon Long of this city and Miss
Margueritfe Parriott, of Peru, Ne
braska. The wedding was a very
quiet one and was witnessed by a few
of the relatives and friends of the
contracting parties. The marriage
ines were read by Rev. Umpleby of
the Methodist church of Nebraska
City at the parsonage. Following the
wedding the young people motored
back to this city where they will make
their future home.'
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Parriott of Peru and a young
ady of rare charm of character and
who is held in the highest esteem by
a large circle of friends both in her
home and in this city where she has
been a frequent visitor at t'he home of
her brother, Glenn Parriott. The
groom is one of the popular young
men of this city and is universally
respected and esteemed by all those
who have the pleasure of knowing
him and his host of friends here will
extend to him and charming bride
their best wishes for a long and happy
married life filled with all the good
uck that this estimable couple so well
deserve. It is a pleasure to learn that
the young people will make their home
in this city in the future.
In a circular issued to the employes
of the New York, New Haven & Hart
ford railroad recently, it is learned
of the advancement in the line of pro
motion of J. C. Brekenfeld, a former
Piatt smouth young man and a son of
the late Claus Brekenfeld, a prom
inent citizen of Plattsmouth for a
great many years. Mr. Brekenfeld is
appointed engineer of tools and ma
chinery and at a salary of $225 per
month and his headquarters fixed at
New Haven. Mr. Brekenfeld has
climbed steadily up the ladder of suc
cess in the railroad world and has
earned his laurels by hard work and
his remarkable ability in his chosen
line. He first entered the railroad
service at Plattsmouth in 1895, as an
apprentice in the machine shops of
the Burlington. He continued with
this road for some time and later was
in the employ of the Frisco railroad
system at the shops at Springfield,
Mo., and from where he was taken by
the New Haven road to accept his new
position. The success of this young
man will be pleasing to his friends
here in this county where the family
so long resided, and they will await
with interest the report of further ad
vancement in the line of railroad work
by this energetic young Nebraskan.
Mrs. L. Raizon of Trinidad, Colo.,
who has been here visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hiber,'
jr., departed this morning for her
home and was accompanied as far as
Omaha by Mrs. Hiber.
A want ad will bring you a buyer.
Episcopalians Refuse to Remove Word
From the Marriage
St. Louis, Oct. 17. Elimination of
the word "obey" in the promise of
the woman in the marriage service
was recommended in a minority re
port of the joint committee, and sub
mitted to the house of deputies of the
Protestant Episcopal general conven
tion here yesterday.
The house of deputies referred back
to the committee on prayer book all
proposed changes in the marriage
ceremony in the catechism and in the
institution of clergymen.
These matters cannot come before
the general committee again for three
The minority report recommended
that present injunction "wilt thou
obey him and serve him?" be changed
to "wilt thou love him, comfort him,
honor and keep him in sickness and
in health; and forsaking all others,
keep thee only until him so long as
ye shall live?"
The minority report suggested also
the omission of the words "and with
all worldly goods I thee endow," in
the service. An argument advanced
was that the expression "endow"
a relic of old English law, under which
the dower rights of women were guar
anteed, and today the question in
volved is a civic one to be taken for
It also was proposed to expunge
the expression "as Isaac and Rebekah
ived faithfully together," etc., and
merely say "living faithfully to
gether." . Regarded Out of Date.
Many regard the reference to those
Biblican personages as out of date,
others declare that there is no reason
why Isaac and his wife should be re
garded as models when there were
many other husbands and wives equal-
y faithful.
A proposal substituting the word
"condemnation" for "damnation" in
the epistle for the fourth Sunday after
Epiphany was contained in the report.
The present version follows: "Who
soever therefore resisteth the ordi- j
nance of God, and they that resist
shall receive to themselves damna
It was argued that the word is of-
fensive to some communicants of the
Another proposal would adopt the
expression "the divine liturgy" instead
of the present "the order of the Holy
From "Wednesday's Dally.
Gottleib Spreick and wife of near
Stanton, Neb., are here enjoying a
visit with their relatives and friends
in old Cass county, where both of
these estimable people spent so many
happy years and where their friends
are legion. The Spreick family are
located on a fine farm near Stanton
and here they are enjoying the great
est of prosperity and success. Mr.
Spreick was in the city yesterday in
company with his wife and son, Otto
Spreck and wife, and enjoyed very
much the opportunity pf meeting the
old friends. In company with his
old friend, Adam Hild, he was a caller
at the Journal office for a few min
utes and while here renewed his sub
scription to the semi-weekly Journal.
It was a great pleasure to meet this
estimable gentleman and to learn that
he is doing so nicely in his new home.
Mr. Spreick reports the crops in that
locality as booming and the corn will
be a big yield this year all through
that section of the state. The trip
was made from Stanton to Cass coun
ty by automobile and gave them a
splendid chance to observe the condi
tions that prevail all through the east-'
ern half of the state, and there is no
doubt that old Nebraska will be right
at the forefront in the way- of crops.
CREAM, 34c,
at Dawson's store,
From Tuesdays Dally
Last evening Dwight Probst met
with a vry painful aculent whi ' he
was engaged in pumping up a live at
the Patterson & Wynn garage. The
tire was inflated, and without warning
the tire and casing was blown off the
rim, striking Dwight on the head anil
inflictit.g a severe gash, which re
quired several stitches to close- The
young nu n was dazed for some time
after the accident and required aift
ance to get to the office of a phycisir'i,
where tSe wound was dressed. Th
patient i? feeling cuite well tody an.l
the f rends of the young man will be
pleaded to learn that is is doing nicely
and tru-it that ho will suffer no seri
ous consequence irom the miurv.
iftom Weanesflay'a Dally.
Our old friend, Uncle Ben Beckman,
has received word from his brother,
John Beckman, residing in Hanover,
Germany, conveying the sad news that
his three sons, and nephews of Uncle
Ben, had been lost on the field of bat
tle while fighting for their country.
The letter, as all mail from the old
world is censured by all of the war
ring countries through which it passes,
did not give the details of the deaths
or whether they had occurred on the
eastern front or at the Somme, where
the allied offensive has been intense.
This is a terrible blow to the brother
of our old friend, as it takes away all
of the sons who, in his declining years
had been a comfort to him. It is an
other fearful object lesson of what
war really is and the price that must
be paid by the nations now battling
to the death in Europe, and it makes
one glad that the American republic
has been held out of the strife and
fighting by the cool head of a peace-
oving president.
From Wednesday tt Daily.
In the list of those who are candi
dates before the voters of the county
this fall there is one that should re
ceive the fullest consideration of the
people in, in selecting a representative
in the legislature, and this is Senator
John Mattes of Nebraska City, the
present senator from this district and
candidate for re-election. Senator
Mattes is one of the ablest men in
the state, regardless of politics, and
in the senate was a commanding fig
ure in every way and one whose in
fluence was felt in the progressive
legislation enacted by the senate and
which was demanded by the needs of
the people of the state. It is fortu
nate for the people of this district that
they have such an able man to send
back to the coming legislature, as
there will be much that will be to the
interest of the people taken up at the
coming session. Under impulse of
urging special legislation by the in
itiative law, the people should not
forget that it is their duty to see that
the ablest and best men are sent to
the 'legislature rather than to choose
someone who does not possess the ex
perience that will be found valuable
in the legislature. If the voters of
Cass and Otoe counties desire to have
this district in a position of influ
ence at the legislature they should re
turn Senator Mattes to the senate.
W. F. Schliefert of the vicinity of
Wabash, and Mr. Fred Hall of Weep
ing Water, county agent for the.Buick
car, motored to this city yesterday
afternoon in Mr. Schliefert's fine new
Buick car and spent a few hours at
tending to some important' business
matters and visiting friends. They
were pleasant callers at this office,
and while here Mr. Schliefert ordered
the-' Plattsmouth Journal sent to his
address in order that he might be kept
posted on happenings throughout the
J county.
One of the Finest Plays Ever Pro
duced at the Parmele Thurs
day Night, October 26.
Quaint characters with the grip of
reality about them; ordinary people
whom one meets in everyday life,
that delight the heart, are the per
sonages who people the stage in "Re
becca of Sunnybrook Farm," which
Gaskell & MacVitty will present at
the Parmele theatre, Thursday night.
October 27. These denizens of the
stage world are the creatures imag
ined by Kate Douglas Wiggins, one of
the most accomplished writers of the
day and were first made known to the
world through- the medium of Mrs.
Wiggin's books,, "Rebecca of Sunnj'
brook Farm" and "The Chronicles of
Rebecca," both of which have been
drawn upon in writing the comedy
which will shortly be set before us.
Rebecca is the daughter of one of
those large New England families
where there were more mouths to
feed than food to put in them. From
a sense of duty her mother's sisters,
two middle-aged maiden ladies whose
ideal of life is set between the straight
ines that mark the path of the Pur
itan, take Rebecca to live with them
only that there may be one less in
the Randall home to care for. The
girl has been free and untrammeled
in her home life, surrounded by the
bevy of brothers and sisters to whom
she is a princess and leader, and her
transition to the staid, cold, grim life
at the home of her aunts is a shock
rom which her nature finds it hard
to rebound. During the term of her
first grief she flees from the pro
tecting roof of her aunts to the home
of old Jeremiah Cobb, driver of the
stage which had brought her to the
Sawyer house, and there under the
fatherly guidance of the kindly old
river, she is led to see her duty and
to go back to her aunts to perform it
as best she can. The process of tam
ing Kehecca becomes tn rougn tne
progress of the play the process of
taming the aunts. Their views are
broadened, their hearts are made
alive and the love in their natures is
awakened just as Rebecca is changed
from a wilful, tempestuous, high-
spirited girl into a charming and de-
ightful woman. The love that she
inspires into the hearts of her aunts
finds response in the heart of young
dam Ladd, and the spark that kindles
his love into a flame, does the same
kindly act for Rebecca, for when the
curtain falls it is with the prospect
of marriage and happiness for the
girl and help and prosperity for her
mily. Gaskell & MacVitty have set
Rebecca of Sunnvbrook Farm" in a
ery beautilul surrounding, using
some of the characteristic landscapes
and dwelling houses in which to
her story. The play had a run of a
ear. in New York at the Republic
Theatre and was for more than a year
in Boston at the Tremont Theatre and
he Illinois Theatre in Chicago. It is
one of the great successes of the day.
Some time ago announcement was
made in the Journal of the success
ful landing of Miss Marie Kaufmann's
invention, "The Kaufmann Nurses'
Pin" to which Miss Kauffman re
ceived the United States government
patent. Miss Kaufmann has worked
up, an extensive sale for the pins in
the east and is now employing agents
throughout the west. The agency for
Cass and Douglas counties has been
secured. The pin is a very attactive
design in the national colors with a
picture of a nurse dressed in a white
uniform and ministering to a patient,
forming the center of the pin.
The engraving for the pin was cop
ied from a photograph of Miss Kauff
mann in nurses' uniform taken by
Miss Carrie Greenwald of our city and
the photograph and the pin may be
seen on display in the show case for
photographs at the foot of the stair
way in the Coates' block.
Office supplies at the Journal office.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Boedeker at Nehawka is certainly one
of the happiest places in all Cass
county at present, and all due to the
fact that a dainty and charming lit
tle Miss Boedeker arrived there Wed
nesday morning to brighten the home
with the sunshine of her smiles and to
cheer the hearts of the delighted par
ents. The little one and the mother
are both progressing nicely and Frank
is without doubt the happiest man in
the county over the new arrival in the
family circle. The many friends of
the family will extend their best
wishes for a long and happy life for
the little one.
John W. Seagrave of this city has
invented a new patent dish washer
that promises to be very popular with
the public as soon as it can be placed
on the market for sale. It permits
the dishes to be quickly and thorough
ly washed, and at the some time elim
inates the danger of breakage. It is a
device that no hotel, hospital or like
place can be without and Mr. Sea
grave feels that it is something that
will be readily appreciated by the
public. In time it is expected to have
the machines made in sizes suitable
for the home. It consists of a re
ceptacle provided with a pair of bear
ings on its bottom, in which a shaft
provided with a pair of bevel gears is
rotably mounted. Disposed on both
sides of the receptacle is a pair of
bearing members in which shafts pro
vided with bevel gears are mounted.
The upper gears of the shafts mesh
writh bevel gears disposed on shafts
which extend through the casing, and
are provided with agitating wheels.
The shaft of one of the agitating
wheels is provided with a gear which
meshes with an operating gear includ
ing an operating handle on the ex
terior of the casing. A pair of guide
rods are secured in the receptacle and
are intended to guide the dish holding
basket, the bottom of which rests on a
U-shaped bracket secured to the bot
tom of the receptacle.
In operation dishes are placed in
the basket and the same lowered into
the receptacle. The operating handle
is then rotated so as to cause the agi
tating wheels to force the water be
tween the dishes, thereby thoroughly
cleaning them. : The basket is then
raised from the receptacle by means
of the bail on its top and is trans
ferred to the rinsing receptacle.
This morning J. Drtina, lecturer of
the Z. C. B. J. Society arrived in the
city to spend a few days visiting
with the members of the Plattsmouth
lodge and will on Saturday evening
deliver a lecture at the T. J. Sokol
hall for the benefit of the citizens of
Plattsmouth. Mr. Drtina has been
traveling through various cities of the
west and especially in the Dakotas
where there are a large number of
the members of the order and he has
found a very happy reception from all
the lodges he has visited. He car
ries with him a fine collection of
views of Bohemia and scenes of the
war in the European country as well
as a large number of patriotic views
of American history and life and
which shows clearly the great love
of the members of the Bohemian and
Moravian races for their adopted
land to whose institutions they have
sworn allegiance. Mr. Drtina is a
most entertaining speaker and his
meeting should be largely attended.
The lecturer resides at Denver and
will have a message to tell of the
great west to his hearers.
Dr. JBU N. Bansome of Ced&l Btpids,
Neb., who with his family is enjoying
a visit hero at th-3 Lome of Mrs. Ran
romes mother, Air. A. 8. Swarthouf,
departed this afternoon for Omaha to
spend the day.
'Property Rights Too Long Ala
Human Rights" Henry
L. Munn.
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 17. In the
interests of business conditions, labor,
peace and the general prosperity of
the country, Henry L. Nunn, Milwau
kee, member of the Nunn & Bush Shot
Co., has issued a letter to employes
of the company, to members of other
manufacturing concerns and to his
personal friends, urging them to vote
for Wood row Wilson for president at
the November election. Mr. Nunn de
clares that the president has been
just in his dealings with all, and that
above all the nation is at peace and
the country prosperous. He writes:
"In addressing this appeal to you,
asking your support of our president
for re-election, it would be a source of
deep regret if you should feel I was
presuming on our business relation
ship or that I was trying to convince
you against your own convictions.
"As between President Wilson and
Mr. Hughes I shall vote for Wilson,
not because he is a democrat, but for
the reason that I believe that he, more
than any other man in public life, is
qualified to lead the country in the
paths of progressive thought.
"Labor has never received its fair
share of the wealth of the country
that it has done so much toward creat
ing. Too long has relationship be
tween employer and employe been an
tagonistic instead of co-operative. Too
long have property rights been put
above human rights.
"It is my conviction that more has
been done in the last three and one
half years for the furtherance of
social justice than in all the balance
of time within my memory. Wood row
Wilson has been a real leader in these
matters. I believe that he deserves
to fare well at your hands. He is
fighting your battle with remarkable
ability. I am convinced that you
should be deeply interested in uphold
ing his hands.
"I believe an investigation will con
vince you that the big, selfish inter
ests of the country, the men who are
not thinking of the masses as a whole,
but their own personal fortunes, are
arrayed with all their power and
money solidly back of the republican
party at this election.
"We know this one thing sure and
I solemnly and sincerely call it to
your carefull thought:
We are prosperous and above
everything, we are at peace.
"A change in our foreign policies,
as Wilson's opponents are advocating,
can only, in my opinion, bring on war.
This does not worry the big finan
cial interests so much ; they don't
have to. You know who will bear the
brunt of warfare, and it is to you I
appeal to support the men who can
best steer the ship of state in the
path of honor ar.d peace. -
"In writing you this letter, it is not
my purpose to urge you to voie
against your convictions. I yield to
every man the same right that I claim
for myself that of the right to vote
his own personal convictions. I have,
however, never felt before such an in
terest in any election, and it will
please me beyond measure if I may
have said anything in this letter that
may influence you in favor of our
Go to southwestern Nebraska with
Vallery & Cromwell over the Union
Pacific, eight hours' run from Omaha,
who will then show you through
Keith, Perkins and Chase counties,
and will guarantee nobody to have
any better land and bargains listed.
Our rate from Plattsmouth, round
trip without any other expense, will
be $14.50. Also have autos to drive
you until you find out what you want.
Leaving Plattsmouth every Sunday
evening, fnone or write frame val
lery, Murray, Neb. tfd&w
County Commissioner Julius A Pita
departed this sfttroon f"r Omahn,
where he goa to Assist Wes Burnett
home from th lu-spital in that city,
where he has been for some tirr.e.