The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, November 27, 1916, Image 1

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No. 12.
Among Other Things the Proposition
of Holding a Chautauqua in
IMattsmouth Was Taken Up.
From FnMay's Daily.
Last evening the Commercial club of
the city held their regular monthly
meeting at the rooms in the Hotel
Riley block, when a good sized crowd
was present to take part in the meet
ing and discuss the matters that were
brought up for consideration. It had
been hoped to have the address on
the constitutional convention by At
torney Matthew Gering, but this feat
ure was omitted as Mr. Gering was
unable to be present, but this will be
made the attraction for the December
session of. the club.
The membership committee reported
they had been very successful in the
work of soliciting memberships and
that now close to 100 paying members
were enrolled in the club with the
prospect of adding more during the
next few months. The treasurer re
ported the sum of 200 on hand in the
treasury at the present time, which
will enable the club to carry on their
One, if not the most important por
tion of the meeting, was the propo
sition made by Mr. Reed, representing
the Standard Lyceum company of Chi
cago, in regard to the establishing of
a chautauqua in this city during the
coming summer. This is one of the
important subjects that every citizen
of the city will be interested in and
the proposition made by Mr. Reed was
very fair, and one that should be
made a success if it is decided to
adopt the suggestion of the speaker.
The standard co.npany has some of
the finest attractions in the United
States, and among their lecturers are
Senator Ollie M. James of Kentucky,
ex-Senator A. J. Beverage of Indiana
and Senator LaFollette of Wisconsin,
and a number of musical companies
and high class special acts which in
cludes the White Hussars, which has
been one of the attractions at the Ep
worth assembly at Lincoln for the
last two years. Mr. Reed explained
at length the plan of the company,
which called for a guarantee of $S00
for the series of attractions and of
fered 25 per cent to the club for all
over this amount. A number of those
at the meeting who had been in cities
where the chautauqua had been held
expressed their opinions on the sub
ject and all were very favorable to the
adopting of the suggestion that Platts
mouth should get in the line and add
this feature to the summer program
of entertainment. It was decided to
have a committee appointed to can
vass the city and see what could be
learned of the wishes of the citizens in
genaral in regard to the proposition,
and President Wescott named as such
committee, Messrs. W. A. Robertson,
II. A. Schneider, W. G. Brooks, T. H.
Pollock and J. P. Falter. These gen
tlemen will thoroughly canvass the
situation and prepare a report for the
club on the possibilities of making
this splendid attraction a winner in
jfis city during the summer months.
The attention of the Comemrcial
club was also called in a letter from
Mr. Flynn, one of the leading club
workers of the South Side club in
Omaha, to the need of the commercial
clubs in this section of the state tak
ing action to secure government aid
in the stopping of the washing of the
Missouri river near LaPlatte, where
already several hundred acres of land
have been washed into the river and
which, if not stopped, would cause a
great deal of damage along this side
of the river. Thematter has been
under discussion by the Commercial
club in this city for some time and
it was decided to appoint a committee
consisting of Mayor J. P. Sattler, T.
II. Pollock and ex-Mayor E. J. Richey
to take up, with the other commercial
clubs, the matter of laying before the
federal government the .condition
along the river and securing if possi
ble the support of the government in
saving the land on this side of the
river. The committee will get busy
at once and take up the matter with
the Omaha club and try and secure
a definite understanding as to what
Fteps the United States government
will be willing to take.
From Fn;iv'. 1 tail v.
George Wtston was telling us the
other day that the surgeons who op
eiateJ on his daughter, Mrs. Bessie
Envies, at the hospital in Clarinda
for appendicitis, found two needles
embedded in the vermiform appendix
Such an unusual case has never
come to our attention before. Mrs
Elgles is the wife cf Marion Er.gles
and resided some years ago at Bart
lett, where Mr. Engles was section
formtman for the Burlington railroad
Their present home is in Braddyville,
in Page county. Thurman Times.
From Friday's Dailv.
This morning Rev. H. G. McClusky
returned home from Boneville, X. Y.,
where he was in attendance at the
funeral of his father. Eli H. McClusky,
whose death occurred very suddenly
on Tuesday, November Tth, at his
home in that city. The death of Mr.
McClusky was caused by an attack of
acute pneumonia and came on very
suddenly. He had left his home and
voted at the election booth and made
several trips to the city, when on re
turning home in the afternoon he was
taken very ill and inside of an hour
from the time he was taken sick was
dead. The death came as a great
shock to Rev. McClusky when the
message was received announcing the
death of the father anJ he at once
departed for the old home to attend
the last sad services. The deceased
was 0 years of age and was quite
prominent in his home community.
Rev. McClusky will resume his work
as pastor of the- Presbyterian church
in this city and his congregation will
be much pleased to have him back
with them, and will extend to him
their condolences in the loss that has
come to him in the passing of his
father to the better world.
From Friday's Iaily.
Superintendent and Mrs. W. S. Ask-
with and the members of the Masonic
Home, on Wednesday evening, re
ceived a very pleasant surprise when
the Holly orchestra visiteJ the Home
and for several hours enteitained the
old folks at the Home with a very
pleasing musical program, which con
sisted of a large number of the stand
ard and popular selections as well as
the old favorites of the members of
the institution, and it is needless to
say that the occasion was one of a
great deal of enjoyment, and especial
ly to those whose age and health will
not permit them to be out and around
as much as they might desire, and
every one felt very grateful to the
musicians for their thoughtful ness in
visiting the Home and affording such
a pleasing treat to the old folks, and
it gives them the feeling that their
friends over the city have a deep in
terest in their welfare and happiness.
Superintendent Askwith has authorized
the Journal to publicly express the
appreciation of the family at the
Heme for the delightful program giv
en. The members of the party giving
the entertainment were: Miss Verna
Cole, pianist; W. R. Holly, violin; Ed
Schulhcff, cornet, and Anton Bajeck
on the drums.
From Friday's Daily.
Last evening Mr. and Mrs. William
Smith were made very happy when
the stork left in their care a fine
twelve-pound son who will be the sun
shine of the home hereafter. The
young man arrived at the home of Mr
and Mrs. John Kopp, the grandpar
ents, where Mr. and Mrs.-Smith have
been residing for the last two weeks.
The little one has been the source of
much joy to the happy parents as
well a3 to Grandpa and Grandma
Kopp and the other relatives. The
I friends will extend their heartiest
j congratulations to the parents and the
best wishes for the future welfare of
the young man.
Office supplies at the Journal office.
James W. Thomas, Who Has Been in
Poor health for Some Time, Died
at the Soldiers' Home in
Grand Island.
From Friilav's ai!v.
Another of the old pioneers who as
sisted in making the present great
state of Nebraska was called from
ins earthly activities to his final re
ward after an illness of several years
when James T. Thomas passed away
at 12:45 yesterday afternoon at the
Soldiers Home in Grand Island, where
he had been making his home for the
last year and a half. The devoted
wife and daughters were at his side
when the mesenger of death called
from their midst the husband and
father. The body was brought to this
city last night and will rest in the
home he loved so well until the hour
for his being laid to rest in the family
lot in Oak Hill cemetery, where those
of his family who have preceded him
in death are resting in their last long
James W. Thomas was born in the
state of Indiana, on January 20, 1S40,
and there spent his boyhood, coming
to Nebraska with his parents, Thomas
Thomas and wife in the year 1856,
when but 1(5 years of age, and is there
fore one of thelold residents of Cass
county, and with the exception of the
few years of the war and the time
spent in the Soldiers' Home has re
rided in this county. The family set
tied on a farm near this city, and here
James grew to manhood while engaged
n farming. In 18C2 he heeded the
call of his country and enlisted in
Company H, Second Nebraska, and
served throughout the war in the Un-
on army, and at the close of the
reat struggle returned to Nebraska
to take up the work that he had left
at the time he joined the army. Mr.
Thomas was first married in an early
day in this city and has surviving
him as a result of this mariage, one
son, Fred Thcmas, residing at Olym-
n-;n Wnli On .Tun S 1 K70 Mr
Thomas was united in marriage in
his city to Miss Julia E. Childs,
daughter of Judge Childs, one of the
pioneers of the county, and the widow,
together with five daughters, Mrs.
acob Hoffman, Julesburg, Colo.; Miss
Daisy Thomas, Lincoln; Mrs. Lillian
Sony, Mrs. Thos. J. Will, and Miss Al
berta Thomas, all of Plattsmouth, are
left to mourn the death of this good
man. With the advance of years the
health of Mr. Tmomas began to fail
and he found it necessary to go to the
Soldiers' Home, where he was cared
for at the hospital until death came
to his relief and called him to rest. A
man of honesty and industry, his life
time friends will miss him very much
and the community will keenly feel
the loss that has befallen them. Mr.
Thomas had in the years gone by
shown in his daily walks of life the
splendid characted that he possessed,
and his associations with his fellow
man had endeared him to a legion of
warm friends. To share the grief of
the widoAv and children there is left
two brothers and one sister, Senator
S. L. Thomas of Long Beach, Cal.;
Thomas J. Thomas of Omaha, and
Mrs. O. M. Carter of Denver.
The funeral services will be held
at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon from the
First Methodist church in this city.
The body will lie in state at the
church from 12 to 2:30.
Yesterday afternoon Ed McCully, an
employe at the Burlington shops, met
with a very painful acident while at
his work, which resulted in the split
ting of the middle finger of the right
hand very painfully and will put him
out of commission for a short tirae.
Ed was engaged in taking a wheel
off an axel on which it was fastened
and in doing so, a timber which he
was using to get the wheel off, slipped
and caused the injury to his hand.
The injury was dressed and the pa
tient made as comfortable as possible
by the attending physician.
Sixty 3-year-old apple trees, finest
varieties. T. H. Pollock.
From Friday's Daily.
The body of Frank Edgerton, a for
mer resident of this city, arrived this
morning over the Burlington from
Des Moines, where Mr. Edgerton died
on Wednesday. The body was taken
direct from the depot to Oak Hil
cemetery, where it was laid to rest
beside the body of the wife, who was
buried here seven years ago. Mr. Ed
gerton has not resided here for many
years, but will be well remembered
by many of the older residents. The
body wTas met here by several of the
relatives from Senandoah, la., and
was accompanied by a brother of the
deceased, Samuel Edgarton of River-
ton, la., and who attended the serv
ices at the grave, which were conduct
ed by Rev. T. A. Truscott of the First
Methodist church, which were simple
and impressive. The funeral was in
charge of W. J. Streight, who made
the arrangements on receipt of the
message from the relatives at Des
From Saturday's Daily.
Yesterday in the district court the
case of Lee Noble Hansen vs. S. D.
Cheek, et al., occupied the attention of
the court and the evidence on both
sides was submitted for the considera
tion of Judge Begley. This is a case
in which the plaintiff, who is the own
er of a farm in Pawnee county con
tends he was defrauded in the pur-
hase of a livery barn in the town of
Weeping Water from" the defendant,
by misrepresentation and that the
mortgage given to cover the promis-
ory note for $4,000 was raised with
out his knowledge. The defendants in
their testimony showed that the
plaintiff was of age at the time he
ntered into the purchase of the livery
barn and that he was fully aware of
the price to be paid for the barn
when he made the purchase and de
nied the claim of an attempt to de
fraud. After the submission of the
testimony the argument was made
for the plaintiff by Attorney Matthew
Gering and Attorneys C. E. Tefft, of
Weeping Water and A L. Tidd of
this city for the defendant. Judge
Begley took the case under advise
ment at the conclusion of the case and
will render his decision later.
Last Friday evening J. F. Hoover
was much surprised when Ed Kack
marck came to his place. , It was
four years ago that he left Peru,
where he was attending the State Nor
mal school, and since that time his
relatives and friends had known noth
ing of his whereabouts. In fact they
iad come to the conclusion that some
thing had happened to him, and had
considered that he was in all probabil
ity dead. He said he had been in Cali-
ornia. He had a goodly supply of
money and was dressed well, which
showed that he had been very pros
perous. He come to see Mr. Hoover,
who was guardian of the Kackmarck
estate, to get the remainder of his
share in the same, amounting to $300.
While he had relatives and friends
here he did not stop to look them up
but left on the morning train, saying
that he did not have very much time
to stay. Just why he left as he did
and why he remained away so long
without word to his relatives here he
did not state. Just what he has been
doing he did not say. So these things
will continue to remain a mystery to
all here for the present at least.
Elmwood Leader-Echo.
Last Sunday, a red hog. Weigh
between 250 and 300 lbs. Anyone
nowing anything of its whereabouts
notify Fred Haffke, at Plattsmouth.
Phone 3133. 11-23-ltdltwkly.
Victrolas $15 to $150. Records and
needles. J. W. Crabill. 10-17-d&w.
From Saturday's Daily.
Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Ben H. Speck, southwest of our
city, was held a family gathering for
Mr. and Mrs. Frank O'Neill, of
Bassett. Mr. and Mrs. O'Neill were
former residents of Plattsmouth but
moved west seven years ago. This is
Mr. O'Neill's first visit to his old
home and he noted manv changes a:tl
improvements. The greatest differ
ence to him was to find his child-hood
home in ruins. This was the old
O'Neill place south of the B. & M
shops. They visited friends and rela-,
tives here for several days and then
went to the home of Ben Speck
nephew of Mrs. O'Neill.
Sunday was a typical Autumn day
and every one of the relatives of Mrs
O'Neill were there except Mamie
Speck, of Glenwood, la.
An appetitizing and sumptuous din
ner was served in dainty style by Mrs
Ben Speck, during which old times
were talked of. The only thing which
marred the pleasure of this day to
the assembly was an accident by a
run-awav horse driven by r rank
Riggs, a farm hand of C. C. Murray.
The horse became unmanageable and
ran into a bridge at the foot of a long
hill, throwing the three men several
feet into a ditch. None were seriouslv
hurt. Mr. Fred Gardner,of Cullom,
fell upon his back, hurting his neck
and back. F. M. O'Neill received
several bruises and scratches. The
driver, Mr. Riggs, received' a severe
jolting and his buggy was smashed
to pieces. But as no one was seriusly
hurt the dty's pleasure was complete
and as the day departed so did the
relatives, each one declaring that he
ad enjoyed himself.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
ohn Speck and son of Omaha; Mr.
and Mrs. Ben Speck and children;
araes L. Speck, brother-in-law of
Mrs. O'Neill; Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Murray and little daughter, Christine,
f Mynard; Mr and Mrs. Fred Gard
ener, of Cullom; Mr. and Mrs. F. M.
O'Neill, of Bassett; Frank Riggs, of
Mynard and Dorothy, Bell, Fred,
Harry and Carl Speck of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. O'Neill left for their
ome at Bassett early Monday morn-
ng taking witn tnem tne remem
brances and best wishes of all.
From Saturday's Daily.
Yesterday was the birthday an
niversary of Mrs. Joseph Hiber and
in the evening a large number of her
neighbors and friends wended their
way to her cozy, home in the west part
of the city and tendered her a very
pleasant birthday surprise. When
the invaders entered her home Mrs.
liber was sure somewhat surprised,
but soon was herself again and pro
ceeded to entertain her friends in her
usual hospitable manner. Various
games and amusements were intro
duced, which were entered into with
much merriment and enthusiasm and
afforded all a most enjoyable ' time.
The invaders had come well armed
with many good things to eat and dur
ing the evening a delicious birthday
uncheon was prepared, which was
served at a most suitable time. It
was a late hour when the invaders
withdrew their forces, wishing Mrs.
Hiber "many more such happy birth
Those in attendance were Mesdames
Frank Ohm, Joseph Warga, John
Copia, Emmona Ptak, A. J. Snyder,
M. Bajeck, Joe Hadraba, Sr., Joe
Wooster, Joe Hadraba, Jr., J. P. Sat
tler, Jesse Warga, Frank Janda, Tom
Svoboda, John Svoboda and Miss Anna
From Friday's Daily.
Reports from the Immanuei nospitai
Omaha state that Henry C. Miller,
ho has been there for the past six
eeks taking treatment, is now show
ing some improvement, which offers
encouragement to the family and
riends for his recovery, and they
trust most sincerely that he may soon
be in such condition that will permit
his return to this city. Mr. Miller has
been in poor health for some time and
this is the second time he has been at
the hospital for treatment.
20c gasoline at Dawson's.
The first appointment made by
Governor-elect Keith Neville is one
that is worthy of cmineruiat ion and
that is the re-appointment of William
J- O Brit-n. of Gretna, as superintend
ent of the state fisheries. Mr. C )' Drier, !
has developed this to a hh-h
point of efficiency and by his careful
study and great energy has given the
state a splendid service in .the con
and lakes of the state and improved
servation of the fi.-h in the breams
the stock and quality of the tish that
make their homes in the rivers and
streams. Mr. O'Brien has held this
office of fish commissioner under the
administration of several of the gov
ernors and for the last twenty years
has been one of the ablest men" in the
service of the state. This re-appoint
ment by the new governor of thi:
able public servant will certainly meet
with the approval of the citizens of
the state in general and especially in
this section where the fisheries are
located and where Mr. O'Erren has
made his home for a great many years.
It shows the proper spirit in the gov
ernor to surround himself by com
petent and well qualified public officials
that will be a credit to his administra
tion during the next two years.
fined for drinking
From Sat iirday's Daily.
Yesterday the court of Judge M.
Archer was occupied with hearing the
complaint against Bert Elleridge and
C. L. Stull, who together with John
Rainey were charged with drinking
iquor on the street in violation of the
city ordinance. Mr. Stull was repre
sented at the hearing by C. E. Martin,
and claimed that he was not engaged
in drinking any of the liquor, which
was the property of Rainey, and de
nying the charge made. The men
were arrested a few nights ago by
Officers Jones and McCrary, near the
alky on South Fourth street, and were
ter released to appear for trial, but
only Stull and Elleridge appeared as
lainey has since left the city. After
healing the case Judge Archer gave
both parties a fine of SI and costs,
amounting to S2.S5, which was paid
and they were released. From the
evidence it would seem that the whis-
cy had been purchased by John Raney,
and the others in the case denied
Slaving anything to do with it aside
from being present at the time the
arrests were made.
From Saturday's Daily.
It seems as though this city is to
have a chautauqua during the coming
summer, judging from the enthusiastic
manner in which the citizens have
subscribed to the guarantee that will
bring the high class attractions of the
Standard Lyceum company to this
city. Under the plans there will be
a week of the chautauqua during the
last of June or the first of July and
for six days there will be twelve at-"
tractions furnished for both afternoon
and evening entertainment with a
change at each one so as to afford a
varied program of interesting lectures
as well as high class musical acts.
Mr. Reed, who has been around with
the committee of the Commercial club,
has found a very ready response from
a vast majority of the persons called
upon and enough have been secured
to make it almost a certainty that the
entertainment can be secured for the
coming season. "With the patronage
that the different attractions deserve
there should be no difficulty in making
the affair self-sustaining and a suc
cess in every way. With the chautau
qua held early in the summer and the
annual fall festival later in the season
the city will be well supplied -with
entertainment of a nature that would
be pleasing to everyone and add much
to bringing to the city many hun
dreds of visitors during the summer.
FOR SALE New upright piano; will
take second-hand upright as part
payment. Inquire at Electric Shoe
Store. 10-21-tfd&w
On Wfdnevday Mr. a. id Mr--,
Turmr Vre Married Fifty
On Wednesday, Nov. BUtl. oc
curred the golden wedding anniversary
of Mr. and Mr. John Turner :u the
home of Mr. and .Mrs. J. I.. Turner.
It was a d.;y of rejoicing and many
friends and nei-hbors h;,d a .-.-em bled
to take part in the hanpv vent
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m a social way and
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two miles southwest
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have lived here eVer sine
were born three boys, O-
and James.
Opal Turner, daughter of ji
Mrs. Oscar Turner, entertainer
guests by instrumental selections
Many beautiful present were
ceived by this couple of ') years as
tokens of appreciation of the hie-h
esteem in which thev were he'd.
Those present were as follows:
Brothers and sisters of Mr. Turner:
Mrs. Susan Miller and Mrs. Molly
Benedict, of Xewsharen, la.; Mr. and
Mrs. Sylvester Baldwin, of Caryvan,
la.; Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Turner, of
Ft. Morgan, Colo.; Mr. a nil Mr.-. V.
I). Turotr, of University l-iace.
Brothers and sisters of Mrs Turner:
Mr. and Mis. Squires, of Wabash;
Mrs. Ella Starr, of Council Bluffs;
Mrs. J. II. llorton. of, la.
Others from out of town were:
Mrs. Robert Brunl-.ow, of Ipswich.
S. 1).; Dr. and .Mrs. O. V. Conk, of
near Mynard; Mrs. (iathbarg, of
University Place; .Mr. and Mrs. F.
ssmussen, of Lii -coin; Mr. and Mr-. Ciehardt, of near Ea-jle;
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thiel. of near
Murdock. Those fr -m Elmv.ood and
this city: Mr. ar.d Mrs. O. S.
Turner and family, Mr. and Mis.
Chas West. Mr. and .Mrs. ("has Bailey.
Mr. I'. M. Trarp. Mr. and Mrs. Owen,
Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson, Mr. and Mr-.
John G. Stark. Mr. and M rs. . Je-r.;'
Eunz, Mi. and Mrs. George Biekert,
Mr. George Lerz. .Mrs. Fred la rz.
Mrs. McLaughlin, Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Kunz Mr. ard Mrs. W. C. Ba'tk-'t.
Mrs. J. L. Creamer and d.ttu' hit i .
Ethel. Ei in wood Lea tier-Echo.
This-afternoon Mrs. J. M. Kuhr.s
ar.d son, Robert, departed for Los
Angeles, Calif., taking with them the
body of Mr. Kuns which will be Hid
o rest in the cemetery at Los Anch's.
The bodv of the late Mr. Kuns lay in
state at the Elks lodge room yc-ter-
day afternoon and last evening in
order that the friends might take a
ast farewell and was taken from the
Elks' direct to the Burlington station.
There were no funeral services held
n this city as the service will be held
n California on the arrival of the
funeral party there. A number of
the close friends of the family were
at the station to bid tiie members of
the family farewell on their sad mis
sion to the coast.
The ladies will serve a great big
Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, No
vember 30th, at the Lewiston church
cast of Murray. Everyone is invited
for both dinner and supper, and a
good time will be in store for every
one and plenty to eat. Price 23c. The
Plattsmouth orchestra will be present
and assist in the entertainment of the
Hot water heating plant for 7 or 8
room house; in good condition; bar
gain. T. If. Pollock.