The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, November 20, 1916, Image 1

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Young- Couple Married During State
Fair and Mr. and Mrs. I. E.
Tritsch Tender Thern a
From Friday's T'nily.
A wedding of two of the popular
young people of this section of the
country that occurred sometime a so
has just been brought to light and as
a result the young people are being
showered with the best wishes of their
many friends.
It seems that Mr. William Macy ar.d
Miss Nettie Richter while attending
the state fair at Lincoln last Septem
ber decided that life would be brighter
if they took life's journey as one and
accordingly on September Oth they
were married in the capital city. This
fact .vas kept in the dark until last
week when the announcement was
made of the happy event.
Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Tritsch tendered
a very pleasant reception to the newly
weds at their beautiful country home
west of this city that will be Ions re
membered by all those attending as
one of the most enjoyable social events
of the season in that locality. The
rooms of the Tritsch home were deco
nted in keepins with the spirit of the
occasion and the settings were perfect
for the delishtful time enjoyed by
everyone. Mr. and Mrs. FreJ Macy
received a large number of handsome
Sifts from the numerous f 1 ieiids
throughout the countryside that will
in the future serve to remind them of
the happy event and the dear kind
friends that they possess. Delicious
refreshments were served at a suit
able hour by Mrs. Tritsch assisted by
several other ladies while during the
course of the evening punch was
served by Miss Estelle Tritsch and
Miss Grace Horn that served to add
to the pleasures of the event. The
company had one grand, good time
until the we sma' hours of the morn
ing when they departed showering the
guests of honor with their best wishes.
The groom is one of the enter
prising young farmers of this local
ity and possesses a large circle of
warm friends whom he has won by
his splendid traits of character. The
bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Richter of near Murray and
is a lady that possesses many friends
who will join in wishing her a long
and happy married life in the future.
From Friday's Iaily.
It seems as though at last the Cass
county court house is to be cleaned
up and redecorated after needing this
attention for a great many years.
This beautiful building is one of the
best in the state and there are few
counties that can boast of as substan
tial and well build building as Cass
county, and if it were to be put up at
the present time it would cost at least
SloO.000, and it is doubtful if this
figi-re would cover the cost of the
Lutliing, and to leave it neglected is
something that should not be per
mitted. The offices in the building have had
their walls and ceiling covered with
dust and dirt until it would be im
possible to detect the original color of
them, the woodwork has been neglect
ed and the general condition of the
building become such as to do injus
tice to the interest of the citizens of
the county who put up the building
to be the future home of the county
government. The board of commis
sioners in taking up the proposition
of having the rooms repainted and
the wood work placed in proper shape,
are doing something that they certain
ly should be commended for, as it is
badly needed and is in the long run a
bir saviner for the taxpayers. The
- r -
owner of a house would not for a
moment allow his home to run down
and co neglected, and the county
should take the same interest in their
fine building, that will stand for years
as one of the substantial county build
ings of the state.
CREAM, 37c, at
Dawson's store,
From Pri.Jav's Pailw
Yesterday afternoon Senator John
Mattes and A. P. Young while en
route home to Nebraska City from
Omaha, stopped off here for a short
visit with their friends. This is the
first opovtunity Smator Mattes has
had of visiting Plattsmouth since the
election ar.d it proved a very pleas
ant event for the friends of the able
senator as it gave them the oppor
tunity of congratulating him on his
splendid victory. It is safe to say
that the voters of the second district
made no mistake in the selection of
Senator Mattes and, that he will see
that the district is properly repre
sented in the coming session of the
legislature at Lincoln, and the senator
will be one of the leaders in the up
per house of the Nebraska law-makers
and be in a position to have a
voice in the making of the legislation
in the interest of the people.
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday was the seventieth birth
day anniversary oi oeorge uiunam. 1
one of our most hkvhlv esteemed citi
zens and in honor of this event a num
ber of his friends were entertained in
a very pleasant manner at dinner by
Mrs. Dora Moore, a sisier of Mr. Old
ham and Mrs. II. E. Snyder, cf Fair
field, la., a nie-e, at noon yesterday.
The table was very prettily decorated
in a color scheme of yellow and white
with a large floral centerpiece of yel
low chrysanthemums forming the
chief decorative feature. This was the
gift of a nephew of Mr. Oldham from
Sioux City and was a very charming
feature of the occasion. The dinner
which was most dainty and delicious
was in four courses and was served
by Mrs. Mrs. Snyder assisted by Mrs.
Frank Shopp and Miss Dora Will, ar.d
it is needless to say was thoroughly
enioved bv everyone. The time was
pent by the guests in visiting with
thelrold friends and was indeed a
most pleasant event for everyone pres-
!t. Those who were invited to be
present to enjoy the occasion were:
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Troop, Rev.
and .Mrs. II. G. McClusky. Mrs. Henry
Spangler and daughter, Miss Eliza
beth, Mr. and Mrs. John Bauer, jr..
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shopp, Mr. and
Mrs Will Wehrbein. Dr and Mrs. T.
P. Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. A. .
Will and daughter. Miss Dora. Mrs.
Lee Oldham and daughters. Misses
Pauline and Pay of Murray.
From Friday' Iaily.
The Nebiaska Farmers Co-Opera -tive
Grain and Live Stock State as
sociation, the Farmers' Grain Dealers'
Association of Nebraska, will hold its
fourteenth annual convention at the
Hotel Rome in Omaha, November 21st,
22d and 23d. Delegates are expected
to be present from every farmers' ele
vator company in the state of which
there are about 325 at present.
This convention will grapple with
the car shortage problem and endeav
or to do something to prevent a recur
rence of it in the future, and espe
cially to such an alarming degree.
The car shortage matter is of con
cern at present to every citizen of
Nebraska and the desire for action
is expected to bring a very large dele
gation to the convention.
Another matter of the -highest im
portance to the people of Nebraska
will be taken up at the convention.
It is the probable proposition before
congress when it convenes in Decem
ber of an embargo on the exportation
of wheat from this country. If such
an emborgo would be placed it would
demoralize the grain markets, and be
cause of the car shortage grain men
would be unable to protect themselves
or move their grain, and the result
would be a financial disaster to them
since nearly all of the elevators of
the state are full of grain and will
be so all winter.
FOR SALE Two steer calves, Red
Poll stock; also milch cow, same stock.
Phone 127-W. ll-20-2tdltwklv
Meanwhile Democrats Are Discussing
M'.rthead, Shallt-nbergi r and
Retd As Possible
The old guard of Nebraska ropubli
cans who didn't like the independent
attitude assumed in the senate by Sen
ator Norris have- already started a
campaign to defeat him in the primary
two years hence.. At Omaha the other
day 'it was civen out that the conser
vatives and the l epublicans-at-all
hours bovs were trying to decide
whether Congressman Reavis or Con
gressman Sloan was the man they
would endeavor to entice into a race
with Norris for the republican nomi
nation. Reavis is the man who is under
stood to be most favored. His progres
sive tendencies are more marked than
those of Sloan and that is what is at
tracting their attention, as it would
be useless to run a conservative like
. W. Jefferies against Norris. The
chances of getting either Reavis or
Sloan into the race against Norris are
believed in Lincoln to be rather slim.
Reavis lias served but a little over a
year as a representative from the
First district and is just getting well
settled in the house. Leader Mann
thinks he is a corner and with the re
publicans in control at the coming
session Reavis is certain to get some
good assignments. He has just been
re-elected and the majority he secured
is a fairly good guarantee that he has
a long carter ahead of him in the
lower house. His friend-; here think it
unlikely that he would place it on the
hazard of a fight with Norris, where
the iaitial handicap would be against
With Congressman Sloan the Norris
opposition might have better success
in getting his consent. He is now
rounding out his sixth term of service
and has been re-elected a fourth time.
He has his district sewed up so tight
that ttobody has a chance to get it
away from him. and while this might
dd to his strength as a senatorial
candidate it also operates to hold him
to a seat in the lower house because
of the assurance of staying there as
long as he desires. Mr. Sloan also
more nearly approaches the conserva
tive ideal, being a strong standpatter
on the tariff. lie is not likely to run
for senator until he tires of service in
the house.
Two certain and two uncertain en
tries are visible on the democratic
side. Governor Morehead and Attor
ney General Reed will be in the con
test without any doubt. The governor
was desired as a candidate against
Hilchcfcck, but he was canny and
backed away from it. During the
campaign he kept out of the factional
row and is in good position to harvest
a lot of votes. Mr. Reed is credited
with having senatorial aspirations
since he was a boy in high school. He
began running six years ago, when he
was comparatively unknown, and the
big vote he received in the recent elec
tion has not dimmed his hope in his
Congressman Shalienberger is also
credited with senatorial ambitions.
Norris took him to a trimming four
years ago when he was the democratic
candidate, and last spring the demo
crats say he acted as tho he wouldn't
mind getting into the primary. His
re-election as congressman by a good
majority may induce him to stay with
in the. safe limits of his'district. R. L.
Metcalfe is credited with a desire to
try again. This seems to be based
more upon the fact that he took ex
ceeding pains to stay regular during
the campaign while being dry as a
bone rather than on anything he has
said. Arthur F. Mullen is suspected
of entertaining ambitions to wear a
toga, but he made no move to in
dicate his intention of entering. Lin
coln News.
From Saturday's Daily.
Mrs. Dora Moore, who has been feel
ing very poorly at her home in the
south part of the city for the past few
days, is reported as showing some
improvement and has been able to be
up and around the house some. This
fact will be learned of with much
pleasure by the many friends through
out the country and they will trust
that she may continue to improve.
From Frhlnv's Tail
The paving work on Washington
avenue is progressing in very goot.
shape as the v Monarch company has
secured additional men for the work
and with the improving weather condi
Lions they are able to rush thv work
along, and will soon have several of
the streets readv for ue. The use of
asphalt filler on the paving has been
a great improvement over the sand
filler and will result in giving the
people of the city a much nicer pave
mcnt than would be possible other
wise. It makes a solid surface and is
waterproof, and much more sanitary
and clean than other methods of filler
used on paving work. With favorable
weather conditions it will be only a
short time now until the paving is
completed and the splendid highway
thrown upon for the use of the public
for travel, and it certainly will be a
va.t improvement over the street in
the past, when it was impassable
rt times for mud.
Fi'-m Fiitlav's Iaily.
Last evening the young ladies em
ployed at the court house tendered to
Miss Gertrude Beesoh a most delight
ful pre-nuptial dinner at the beautiful
Gering home on North Sixth street, in
lonor of the forthcoming marriage of
Miss Beeson, which will occur on
Wednesday, November 22d. The ap-
ointments of the dinner were most
artistic and the decorations consisted
of bride roses in profusion, and the
centerpiece was formed Ty a large
bouquet of these roses, while at each
place dainty cards with tiny cupids
indicated the seats of the guests. The
dinner was in five courses and was
served by Miss Barbara Gering. One
of the pleasing features of the dinner
was the dessert of ice cream served in
learts and which were pierced by a
ir.y arrow, carrying out the spirit of
the happy occasion. Following the
dinner the bride was presented with
the handsome roses as a remembrance
of the event, while a number of the
guests gave toasts in honor of the
ride-to-be. During the evening Miss
Eda Marquardt gave two very pleas
ing vocal numbers, while Mrs. A. J.
Beeson favored the gathering with
two delightful readings. Those in at
tendance were: Misses Opal Fitzger
ald, Eda Marquardt, Florence White,
Marie Sveboda, Bernice Newell, Ellen
Leyda, Gertrude Morgan, Jessie Rob
ertson, Mia Gering, Mrs. Allen Bee
son, Mrs. A. J. Beeson and Miss Bee
son, the guest of honor.
mm Saturday's )aily.
The rights of Mrs. Katherine En-
yart of Nebraska City, widow of Cap
tain Em-art, one of the wealthiest
men of the Otoe county city, in the
estate of her husband, were rejudged
by the state supreme court at Lin
coln yesterday and by action of the
court the widowo gains upward of
$100,000. A contract providing for
twenty annual payments of $500 each,
in lieu of her share in the estate, was
nnulled by. the high court, and claims
cf other relatives were scaled down to
give the widow her share of the estate
of her late husband.
This estate has been subjected to
a great deal of litigation and some
thing like $500,000 was involved in
the suits that have been tried be
tween the heirs of the estate and the
greater parti of the leaders of the
Nebraska legal profession have been
interested in the suit as attorneys for
one side or the other. The case was
first tried in the district court at
Nebraska City before Judge Begley
and was later appealed to the supreme
court by the widow. The case is fa
miliar to the residents of this locality
and many of the parties interested
are well known in this city.
Will Rummell came in this morning
from his farm home to spend a few
hours looking after some trading with
the merchants.
Objects to Making Strike Illegal That
Is Called Prior to In-
Baltimore. Md.. Nov. 17. The
American Federation of Labor by a
unanimous vcte today declared against
that provision of President Wilson's
legislative program, making illegal
any railroad strike or lockout effec
tive prior to the investigation of the
merits of the case."
The committee report, which was
adopted, recommended the convention
take an unequivocal position against
compulsory instructions and in favor
of maintenance of the institutions and
opportunities for freedom.'
The convention had before it that
section of the executive council's re
port dealing with the railroad brother
hood's threatened strike. Referring
to the bill introduced in congress for
the purpose of preventing strikes and
interruptions of transportation, mod-
e'ed after the Canadian compulsory
investigations act, the report says:
''This effort to again subject wage
earners to involuntary servitude has
aroused the determined resistance of
wage earners generally. To their dec-
arations against involuntary servi
tude the proponents of the legislation
have replied that although a strike
would be made illegal under the pro
posed law and strikers, criminals, yet
individual workers were not deprived
of the right to quit work.
"It is pure sophistry that only aug
ments the sense of the injustice that
wage earners may feel for industrial
wrings to allow them by law the
right of individuals to quit work and
to declare that they cannot agree with
fellow workers, that conditions are so
bad that their only hope of justice and
fair dealings lies in agreeing together
to quit work, that is, to refuse to per
from their usual tasks, to strike."
Problems of industrial justice and
redress for individual wrongs, the re-
poit concluded, cannot be worked out
by laws.
The creation of a federal commis
sion to investigate all phases of the
increased cost of living and recom
mend to congress "measures designed
to remedy this situation and to pre
vent its recurrence," was demanded in
a tesolution adopted by the convention
The resolution declared that "among
the chief beneficiaries of this abnor
mal situation are the bitterest enemies
of organized labor."
At the Gem theater Saturday even
ing a special feature was given the
patrons in the showing of a thrilling
motorcycle hill climbing contest be
tween several different makes of mo
torcycles over the hills along the Cali
fornia coast, and in which the Excel
sior motorcycle was the winner. This
film was in 400 feet and was most
pleasing in the dash and go of the
machines speeding over the hills at a
death defying speed. The film was
shown by the local representatives of
the Excelsior company, Henry Stein
hauer and son, H. E. Steinhauer, who
have had the handling of these me-
chines for the past few years and
have been quite successful in this line.
It had been intended to have the film
shown some time ago, but owing to
the non-delivery of the picture it was
necessary to postpone it.
We note that Glenn Rutledge, ed
itor of the Nehawka News, who has
for some time been at a hospital in
Omaha recovering from the effects of
an operation for appendicitis, has so
far recovered as to be able to return
to his home and once more launch
into the work of the craft. This fact
will be very pleasing to the friends
cf this estimable young man through
cut the county, and it is -to be hoped
that he may now enjoy the best of
health and be able to add his part to
the excellent paper he is publishing.
l'-m Sat unlay V- Il;lilv
Attorney V. L. Graves of TTnmn
v.'us in thfc city for a few hours ves
, -v afternoon enroute from his
'!:?u t0, C' wheiv he was called
v oeatn oi J. M. M i Her. a brother-"-mw,
who pa,d away in that citv
tho fu"r M'-'(;es wil! attend
Glenwood M r AHM ' from
: , K Ml!ler well known
, .rV .imy -" made his
home for a greut
many years and he
possesses a grtut mam-" r..;. .' ., .' .
. . IV1IU.-5 Dill 1
n Mills county and in this Polity
He was eighty years of a,,e and' f ' '.
several years past has been a gvnt
sufferer from cancer of the stomu-'h
Mr. Miller leaves to mourn his death
the widow who is quite well advanced
in years.
FYiim Siitiirilny's laily.
From the last issue of the Nebraska
Union Farmer, the official publication
of the Farmers' Union of the state, we
clip a very pleasing little article writ
ten by Max Kohnke, a son of Mr. and
Mrs. George Kahnke, formerly of this
city, and a grandson of John Svoboda,
sr. The young man has been greatly
interested in the potato industry in
Sheridan county, and his article is
quite interesting to the friends of the
family in this city and vicinity, and is
as follows:
"From a Bright Farmer Lad." '
When are you going to write to the
Union Paper again? This I have been
asked many a time, so I guess it is
time to wake up.
How are you all getting along?
The Farmer- Union out here has been
going along by jumps. About a month
ago they shipped in two carloads of
peaches and pears, also some honey,
but the only fault we found was, they
didn't last long enough.
I have been so busy going to school
and trying to dig my potatoes to
complete the reports to the State
Potato club, that I could hardly find
time to write to the Union Paper.
Guess I must be like the little boy
that his grandpa said, he should get
up with the chickens, but if I had to
stand all night on a roost hanging on
by my toe's to keep from falling, well,
I would get up early, too.
I did not have much luck with my
potatoes this year, because of dry
weather and frequent washouts, and
came near giving up. Thanks to a
few encouraging words from Mr. Skin
ner of the state university. The field
was poor, but the price is very high,
so I guess I will come out on top
"Sometime ago, though I am a little
slow, we had a rare treat, which is
too good to keep." It was a surprise
party on my father in which he was
presented with a fine "Rocker" and an
excellent speech presented and com
posed by Mrs. Brownell, one of our
best friends and a member of the
Farmers' Union. The speech is as
On the eve of your birthday,
Your friends and neighbors have come
to say,
Words of greeting, kind and true,
And the bond of friendship to renew;
We deem it an honor to be here,
Having a part in this good cheer,
Trusting that your future years
Bring untold joys to you and yours,
Not only as neighbors and friends,
Greeting to you de we extend,
But to "our president" make a bow,
For 'twas you, you told us how,
The middle man we could turn down,
When our "spuds" we take to town;
And the Farmers' Union soon would
A mighty force in the land of the free,
If by each other the Locals stand,
Shoulder to shoulder, hand to hand.
I trust you'll pardon this effusion,
Also the "surprise" and slight con
We must confess the plot worked fine.
How did they keep you off the line?
We offer as our only excuse,
For perpetrating this little ruse,
"Farmers' Union" and your birthday."
Long may they continue we all say."
MAX F. KOHNKE, Age 13,
. Sheridan County.
P. T. Becker and C. T. Vallery came
in this afternoon from their farm
homes and departed for Omaha to
spend a few hours looking after some
business matters.
J. If. Killing Passes Awey Alter an
Il'ues of PracikalU Only a
l't-w Houis.
Tt was a great shod; to the commun
ity Saturday evening when the Word
wu.n received that .) . II. Kulms had
passed away sit his home in the ,orth
part of the city, after an illrass of
p:acti.-ally only a lew hours, and r
as utmost, imnossibli. f.n- ,,.,,.
mends to realize that th.-b- r. ;...!
Vo-uUl W v,rh them no n,.,.-,.. ...I ...
1 i. . . .
n iry wile th.
blow can:' siid-
y and in
h . -eiiMiy brought a
man but the critical
thought to be at handb,tt::;,;;;;:,
!'. 1
.s me patient yvdd.-r.b
worse and ck...n.. ..r. "
passed away before mod ca luA ..T,
reach his side.
Mr. Kuhns was one of th - i.r,.,v...
ent men of the city and one ,,f ,v'
most popular and highly esteem d V
everyone with whom he hud come in
touch as he possessed the most stable
characteristics and when he made
friend it was one in the truest mean
ing of the word as he would do any
thing in the world for those whom he
called by the name of friend. Firm in
his devotion to duty and outspoken
for the ideals that he believed to be
right he was a man of force among
those with whom lie was associated
and did not hesitate to stand for the
things that he believed were for the
best interests of his fellow man. At
the time of his death Mr. Kuhns was
Exalted Ruler of Plattsmouth lodge
No. 7:19 B. P. O. E., and has for
years been one of the active members.
He was also foreman of the Burling
ton lumber yard at the shops and one
of the prominent figures in this line
of the railroad service Mr. Kuhns was
also a member of the Masonic frater
nity for many years and of the Knight
Templar and Shriners. lie leaves to
mourn his death the widow and one
son, Stanley Kuhns, residing in this
city, and a son and daughter, residing
in California.
In the bitterest hour of life the
sorrowing wife will receive the heart
felt sympathy of the entire community
in her loss and it is a grief to the
entiie city that this splendid hu.-bar.d,
father and friend should be taken
away while yet in the prime of life,
and each one who had the pleasure
of knowing Mr. Kuhns feels a personal
loss in his passing. Men like- .lot
Kuhns leave in their parsing a inot
sorrowful regret but the kindly actions
and firm devotion to home and family
is a most worthy example to tin en
tire community.
The definite arrangements for the
funeral have not as yet been fully
decided upon by the family as they
are awaiting the arival of the son
from Los Angeles, but it is thought
there will be no funeral held in this
city, the body being taken to the old
home in Los Angeles for burial. The
body will leave here Thursday or Fri
day for the west for burial. An un: le,
"Will Hovey of Chicago, arrived this
morning to remain until after the
funeral party starts for the west.
From FroTay's I.'iily.
A suit has been filed in the office
of the clerk of the district court en
titled the Bank of Commerce vs. Mary
Beland, et al., in which the plaintiff
seeks to recover on a promissory note
$1,590, executed in March, 1913, and
which was due in March 191G. A
part of the note has been paid and
the plaintiff seeks to recover the bal
ance due and to have the property
of the defendants, in the city of Weep
ing Water, sold to cover the amount
due. C. A. Rawls of this city ap
pears as attorney for the plaintiff in
the case.
Those who spoke for calves, please
call at my home between now and De
cember 1st and get them. Some are
registered and some are grades. A.
F. Nickels. ll-20-2tvkly