The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, October 19, 1916, Image 1
A b oirata Stato Historical Soc J TOL. XXXIV. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER, 19, 19U, No. HI. BRING SUITS FOR BIG SUM OF MONEY 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 train. 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. DEATH OF MRS. SAM UEL RAKER AT GRETNA 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 l0-17-d&w. HUNTING SEASON FOR DUCKS IS NOW OPE! 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. VERNON LONG AND MISS PARRIOTT WERE MARRIED SATURDAY 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. ANOTHER FORMER PLATTSMOUTH BOY GOES ON UPWARD 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. WIVES MUST PROMISE TO OBEY Episcopalians Refuse to Remove Word From the Marriage Service. 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 years. 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 granted. 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 tion." It was argued that the word is of- fensive to some communicants of the church. Another proposal would adopt the expression "the divine liturgy" instead of the present "the order of the Holy communion. GOTTLEIB SWREICK AND WIFE OF NEAR STANTON ARE HERE 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, Plattsmouth. at Dawson's store, 9-19-d&wtf DWIGHT PROBST MEETS WITH SERIOUS AGGIDEN 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. BEN BECKMAN RE CEIVED SAD NEWS FROM GERMANY 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. JOHN MATTES SHOULD .. BE REELECTED BY ALL MEANS FOR SENATOR 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. "REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM" COMING 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 ph.ee 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. THE KAUFMAllll NURSE'S PHI A BIG SUCCESS 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. FRANK BOEDEKER IS ABOUT THE HAPPIEST MAN ON EARTH 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 SEGRAVE'S NEW INVENTION A HANDY HOUSEHOLD UTENSIL 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. LECTURER FOR Z. C. B. J. ARRIVES IN CITY 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. SAYS WILSON IS QUALIFIED AS NATION'S LEADER '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 president." LISTEN AND LOOK. 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.