The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 04, 1916, Image 1

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No. 1j I.
i18 AS
Union Services at Presbyterian Church
and Most of the Stores Closed
in the Afternoon.
From Frid.iy's Daily.
The observance of the Thanksgiving
season of 191 ( in this city was very
quiet and in keeping with the old es
tablished custom of the family feath
erings as well as the worship hour
when the residents of the city gath
ered to return their thanks for the
successes that has falcon to their lot
in the past year. The day was one of
great beauty and as balmy and mild
as could possibly be asked for, and
made the enjoyment of the day a
jr. eat deal more than usual, as it was
possible to get out and enjoy the day
to the fullest extent.
The union services were held at the
Presbyterian church, where the mem
bers of the Presbyterian, Methodist
and Christian churches united in the
Thanksgiving service, and a very large
number were in attendance to take
part and enjoy the excellent sermon
prepaied on the spirit of the great
American holiday and which was de
livered by Rev. f. A. Truscott, pastor
of the Methodist church, and was a
very able and impressive discourse,
carrying to the hearts of the mem
bers of the congregation the lessons
of the day and the feeling that the
eo;de of America should have on this
day, when they were the only great
nation at peace. The offering at this
service will be for the benefit of the
Syrian sufferers in the old word and
quite a neat sum was secured, that
will be dispatched to the national re
lief committee.
Special rtlicrious services were also
held at St. Luke' Episcopal church
and the St. Paul's Evangelical church,
that were both well attended. At the
St. Luke's church there was a cele
bration of the holy eucharest at 7:30
a. m., and also at ::J0, when the rec
tor, Father W. S. Leete, gave a short
sermon. At St. Paul's church the
regular Thanksgiving service was held
with the sermon by the paster, P.ev.
.T. H. Steger, and which was very
much enjoyed by the large congrega
Frmn Friday's Daily.
The ladies of the K. N. K. society,
who reside in the Ltwiston neighbor
hood east cf Murray have in the pist
few years made a feature of serving
dinne r each Thanksgiving at the Lew
iston church and their .splendid din
ners certainly are appreciated as was
shown yesterday when some 400 per
rons gathered at the church to spend
the day in celebrating the feast of
Thanksgiving. In the morning the
religious service was held, conducted
by Rev. W. A. Taylor of Union and
the churc-h was filled with a large con
gregation c,f worshippers, who return
ee d their thanks for the favors he
stowed upon them during the past
year. At the noon hour the ladies
served their feast and it was one
that would tempt the most jaded ap
petite with a store of good things to
cat that embraced everything from
turkey to the delicious desserts and
prepared in the manner that these
ladies alone know how to arrange.
For several hours the hundreds feast
ed on the store of dainties and it is
needless to say that the dinner will
long .be very pleasantly remembered
by everyone of the party as an event
of more than usual enjoyment. Those
in attendance were from nil over the
eastern portion of the county and
several motored down from this city
to take part.
A. Zoz and Henry Guthman, from
Murdock, and J. L. Goehry of Murphy,
Idaho for the past few years, and is
Saturday, coming in via the auto route
for a few hours' visit with county seat
friends. Mr. Goehry has been in
Idaha for the past few years, and is
associated with Chas Guthman at that
point. The Journal acknowledges a
pleasant call. from them during their
visit here.
From Friday's Dai! v.
The many friends in this locality of
Mis. Samantha Gates, one of the pio
neer residents of Sarpy county ami
who has several times visited in this
city, will regret very much to learn
of her death at the home of her son
Senator J. M. Gates, at Fort Crook on
Tuesday evening. Mrs. Gates is the
widow of Amos Gates, one of the early
lesidenis of this section of the state
and came here in 1855. Mrs. Gates
had not been in the best of health
for some time and her family have
been quite "worried over her condition
She was S3 years of age at the time
of her death.
From Friday's Dailv.
On last Friday evening about 7:00
o'clock an automobile accident oc
cur red near the Henry IIa-es farm
when an automobile in which Mr
Gillespie, the liveryman of Murdock
was driving and Ed. James and Aug
ust Wendt were passengers. Thev
had been in the vicinity of Avoca
driving with Tom Cromwell, who was
buying horses. In some manner they
had lost the presto tank on the car
and had not noticetl that it was gone
until they had gotten pretty well on
their way to Elmwood; so were forced
to drive without lights.
It is claimed that near the Henry
Hayes place they met a team and in
turning out the car turned over. This
was probably due to the fact that the
turn was made so quickly. ' The occu
pants were thrown from the auto
mobile with considerable force. Mr.
James and Mr. Gillespie were badly
skinned up and bruised, but Mr.
Wendt did not escape so fortunately.
He had his collar bone broken, besides
many scratches and bruises. A phy
si'i.m was called, they were brought
to town and their injuries attended to.
In conversation with Mr. Gillispie
he stated that in all of his eight years
of automobile driving he had never
had an accident bo for?. He says that
he is unable to account how it hap
pened for it all happened so quickly.
The chief cause, however, was that
they had no lights and were forced to
run without them hoping to get to
Elmwood where theyT could sret a pies
to tank. The body of the car was
badly damaged and Mr. Gillispie has
ordered a new one. The car is now
being run. Mr. Wendt at last re
ports was getting along nicely. Elm
wood Leader-Echo.
From Friday's Daily.
One of the growing industries of the
county is that of the Nehawka flour
ing mills, which is owned by C. D.
St. John and is operated under the
ciiieetion of Joseph Malcolm as the
milier. Mr. Malcolm has delivered
the goods in the splendid "Letter Roll"
brand. of flour and this make of Hour
is now fmd.'ng its way into a great
many of the homes of the eoivty as
cr-.e of the best that is on Vn.1 market
today. He has devoted much ti m-i 1o
the study of the milling business and
is able to the best possible
f! u r lor his customers. Th.'s fact is
demonstrated wb.-i is sev: that thf
ceir:':.i tor thi- :;.ur is constantly
incrcanj. and iho orders tlowin; i.-
shews t: t the hou-e wives of the com
munity appreciate the lino of flour
that Mr. Malcolm is turning cut. All
of the merchants who havi handled
the "Letter Roll" flour are sending in
larger orders rnd the demand grows
will: each :rder. Mr. Mai. )lm was
in the city Wednesday for a shorS time
calling on the merchants and fcund
that his flour was making its usual
big Lit with the housewives of this
locality. The "Letter Roll" flour is
handed at Murray by tha firm of
Puis & Gansmer and Hiatt & Tutt
and in Plattsmouth, by A. G. Bach &
Co., and Hatt & Son.
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Fitch and
son, Eugene, of the vicinity of Ne
hawka, motored to this city Saturday
afternoon for a short visit with friends
and to attend to some business mat
ters. Mr. Fitch was a pleasant caller
at this office.
Miss Catherine At wood United in Mar
riage to Mr. Charles Howard
Gardiner, at. the Home of
the Bride Parents.
From Friday's Daily.
The marriage of Miss Catherine At-
wood to Charles Howard Gardiner
which took place at 8:30 o'clock
Thanksgiving evening at the home of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H
Atwood, 740 South Seventeenth street,
was one of the most brilliant social
affairs of the day. The company which
assembled between 8 and 8:30 o'clock
numbered three hundred and included
the active chapters of Kappa Alpha
Theta find Phi Kappa Psi and many
alumni oi tne two organizations, icev.
S. Mills Hayes, rector of the Church
of the Holy Trinity, read the Episco
pal service.
A program of orchestral music was
given during tne gathering ot tne
guests and at the hour the "Lohen
grin" bridal music announced the com
ing of the party. Rev. Mr. Hayes en
tered the music room where the wed
ding was solemnized first and was
followed by Mr. Gardiner and his best
man, his brother, James St. Clair Gar
diner. Mrs. Elliott C. Cobb of Sioux
City, sister of the bride, was matron
of honor. Miss Atwood walked with
her father. The "Lohengrin" music
was heard during tne exenange oi
vows ana tne .ueideissonn weaning.
march while congratulations were of
The priedieu, entwined with smilax
and with its white satin kneeling cush
ions, was placed before a chancel of
southern smilax which occupied nearly
half the large room. Two standards,
Dresden baskets with tall bouquets of
white chrysanthemums, were at each
side of the kneeling bench while rows
of palms marked the outer edges of
the chancel itself. Silver candalabra
holding four candles were at each
side. ,'
Miss Atwood made a charming pic
ture in her bridal gown of tulle and
silver lace. It was decollette with a
bodice of silver lace and sleeves of
shirred tulle. The short skirt with its
flesh-colored satin foundation was
edged with deep silver lace and veiled
with white tulle. Silver ribbon with
overs' knot bok ends reaching nearly
to the top of the lace were half con
cealed in the chiffon. The tulle veil
which came to the bottom of the skirt
was of many folds of the material and I
made with Juliet cap of tulle and
threads of silver. The short face veil
was in one with the longer one. The
whole was completed with a narrow
hand of silver ribbon tied at each side,
the ends being lost in thdfolds of the
material. Lilies-of-the-valley, orchids
and swansonia were in the boquet
from which depended a shower of sil
ver ribbon and lilies.
Mrs. Cobb wore a gown of water
melon pink crepe de chine embroidered
with silver and made in simple style.
A contrasting color note was the nar
row band of Prussian blue ribbon
about the waist. The bouquet was of
Ward roses and violets with an orchid
center. From it fell a shower of vio-
A reception followed the ceremony,
the guests greeting the bridal couple
as they stood before the smilax bower.
Mrs. C. G. Crittenden was in chargB
in the dining room and was assisted
by Mrs. Ray Crancer, Mrs. Richard
Ferguson, Mrs. Howard Harvey, Miss
Lillian Chapin, Miss Alice Proudiff,
Miss Cornelia Crittenden, Miss Mar-
jorie Agnew and Miss Lulu Mitchell.
The colors in the room were pink, lav
ender, yellow and green. The table
was pretty with its silver service and
candles in the four colors, each holder
being almost hidden by the large bows
of vari-colored tulle. The individual
cakes and the candy and ices were
in the same colors.
Among the out-of-town guests were:
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Atwood and son.
sam, ana aaugnter, ivianon, .Liberty,
Mo.; Mrs. N. P. Agnew and daughter,
Marjorie; Mr. and Mrs. George Dovey
and Pollock Parmele, Plattsmouth;
Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Lehmer, Mrs.
Irene Lehmer, Omaha; Dr. and Mrs.
Elliott C.Cobb of Sioux City. Mr.
and Mrs. Gardiner will reside at Clin
ton, Md., White Oak farm near Wash
ington, D. C, where they will go after
a wedding trip. State Journal.'
August Bornemier has been very
unfortunate in losing cattle during the
last month. He has lost seventeen
head, all dying with the new disease
that has been prevalent in many parts
of the state. This is quite a loss
when you stop to consider the price o
cattle at the present time and all that
can be gotten in return is the hides
which costs about ail they are worth
:o handle. J his disease is hard to
handle but efforts are being made
check it. Elmwood Leader-Echo.
FYom Fridav's Daily.
Dan Cupid is one of the marksmen
wno is always at his post, lie is a
sly archer and when least expected
raises his bow, takes aim and lo! an
other couple is smitten with the mat
rimonial microbe. One of the latest
couples on which ne trained nis ar-
ows is Miss May Vallerv and DeFor-
est Cunningham. At the home of the
bride's parents, Jacob R. Vallery and
wife, the marriage lines were read by-
Rev. H. S. McClusky of the Presbv-
erian church of Plattsmouth, at C
o'clock p. m. November 30, 1910.
The wedding was a very quiet af
fair, with onlv immediate families
present, and menus ot tne nuptial
pair were completely surprised as the
news traveled around lrom announce
ment cards, as no formal announce
ment had been made. The bride wore
er traveling suit of blue broadcloth.
trimmed in fur, with black vogue hat
trimmed with normandv. The groom
wore conventional biacx. me bride is
Cass county girl, having liveel here
all her life under the parential roof
and has a host of friends in her par
ticular set, for it is given to few to
gain a higher place in everyone's re
gard as Mrs. Cunningham for her
harm of personality, combining with
, depth and beauty of character to
A 11 1 . 1
win lor nor a nign place in tne es
teem of even the most casual ac
quaintances. Her husband is to be
congratulated upon winning such a
helpmate. Mr. Cunningham is the
oungest son of the late Mrs. Eliza
beth Cunningham and engaged in
business in Nehawka. He is a man of
good character and standing in the
community and his many friends will
welcome his bride to the cozy home
he has waiting ior ner. .-iter tne
ceremony and felicitations dainty re
freshments were served and the hap
py couple motored to Plattsmouth,
where theyr took the train for Omaha,
and after a brief honeymoon in that
city will be at home to their friends
in Nehawka.
From Friday's Daily.
Yesterday D. II. Thomsen departed
for Ainslej', Neb., where he will take
up his work as a dentist in one of the
offices in that city. Dr. Thomsen is
closing his ofiice here for the present
at least but his family will remain
here until he makes final arrangements
as to whether he will remain at Ains-
ey permanently or not. . Dr. Thomsen
is one of the ablest men in his profes-
ion that has been in the city and has
had a very nice practice from people
all over the county but the offer re
ceived from AinslejT was very flatter
ing and the doctor decided to give it
a trial. A pleasant genial gentleman,
Dr. Thomsen is possessed of a large
circle of warm friends in this city who
will regret very much to have him
leave them.
John Busche and son, Clarence, from
near Cedar Creek, were, in Platts
mouth last Saturday for a few hours
looking after some business matters
and visiting with county seat friends.
The trip was made in their fine new
Mitchell car that Mr. Busche pur
chased a few days ago from the Gauer
Cedar Creek agency. The Mitchell is
one of the best.
Henry Frederick Swanback, For Many
Years a Resident of Cass Cour.ty,
Passes Away at the Odd Fel
lows' Home at York, Neb.
From Saturday's Daily.
Yesterday at the I. O. O. F. Home
at York, Neb., Henry Frederick Swan
back, for many years a resident of
Greenwood, passed away at the great
lge of 101 years and with the record
of being the- oldest member of the
Odd Fellows in the United States. Dr.
Swanback had been in good health de
spite hi advanced years and his last
sickness was only of short duration
Dr. Swanback was a native of Prus
sia, where he was born March 9, 1815,
during the time ot the great struggle
jf the Eurcpe ir nation? against the
wonderful genius of warfare, Napol
eon, and it is a striking similarity that
100 years later he pases away while
another great conflict is. involving the
countries of the old .world. Nis life
had been one of great experience and
he had be?n given the opportunity of
witnessing the wonders of the nine
teenth and twentieth centuries re-
vealeel that has completely changed
the character of the world since the
aay he was bo: Ti the little F'ussutn
village. During hi.-, bovhood be !c-
carne ihe close triend ot the eical
Prince Bismarck who later was to
stantl as the creating genius of the
German empire and lay the founda-
ons of the present powerful nation.
In the war between Prussia and Den
mark in 184S, Mr. Swanback served
with great bravery, and as a recogni
tion of his service was decorated with
the iron cross of King Frederick IV. of
Prus.ji, for capturing alone nine of
the cnemv of a conflict and conveying
lem back to the Prussian lines as
prisoners. .Later, in coming to Amer
ica to make his home, Dr. fciwanbacK
reived the united btates in the civil
war with the same bravery thot had
:r.a facte: izc-d ris service in the old
)ild. For more than seventy-two
yejjrs ne nr.d i een a member ot tne
Ovid Fellows and remained a member
the Greenwood lodge up to the time
cf his removing to the home for the
aged members of the order at York,
where he and his wife had spent their
ast few years. The celebration of his
100th birthday on March ih 1915, at
lis home in Greenwood wvs a great
occavn ana many distinguished mem
bers of the order from all over the
t:-.te were present to take pvtr:.
The funeral services will te held at
Gre?nw. (! and the body laid to rest
n the cemetery there.
From Friday's Daily.
Wednesday evening, the farm home
of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Meisinger,
west of this city, was visited by the
tork, who left them a fine little
laughter. The little Miss Meisinger
and the mother are both doing nicely
and John is mighty well pleased with
the new adition to the family circle.
The many friends throughout this
section of the county will extend their
heartiest best wishes for the welfare
of the little one, and they trust that in
the years to come she may be a joy
and comfort to the parents.
From Saturdav s Daily.
A party consisting of the Misses
Beulah Parker, Rith Gilchrist, Messrs.
Arthur Echolm and Frank Slorak, jr.,
motored from Omaha to this city for
Thanksgiving dinner at the home of
Miss Parker's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Wes. Parker. After dinner they con
tinued their journey to Lincoln to
witness the Notre Dame-Nebraska
football game. Miss Parker formerly
of this city has made her home in
Omaha for the past three years, and
is now employed by the firm of
Orchard & Wilhelm, but has not for
gotten her home town.
From Friday's Daily.
Charles Campbell and wife and son,
Paul and babe, Charles, of South
Bend; Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Porter, jr.,
and son. Jack, of Mynard, were in
the city to visit over Thanksgiving
with E. S. Leesley and wife and
Mrs. Lessley and to enjoy the pleas
ures of the fine dinner at the Lessley
From Friday's Da ilv.
The case of Mrs. Mary Burnett vs.
Ira Bates which was tried Wednes
day in the county court hf-fm .TurK.
iBeeson, was brought to a close Wed
nesday evening when the jury com-
V ,7 01 l" Wurl, II. F. Goos and
' Thrasher returned a verdict in
favor of the defendant. The plaintiff
was suing for the sum of $1?0())) dam
ages for injuries received in an auto
mobile accident The case has been
attracting considerable attention and
its trial consumed the entire day with
quite a number of witnesses appearing
in the case for both sides. The ac
cident from which the suit was started
occurred on May 1, 1915. Both Dir
ties to the suit have resided for the
past few years south of this city in
he Rock Bluff neighborhood.
"Do you know what occurred in this
part of the country on December 1st,
sixty years ago?" Judge M. Archer
inquired of the reporter this morning
when at the city hall, and of course
it was necessary to confess our ig
norance of the event that the judge
was alluding to. "Well, it was the
date of one of the worst blizzards that
I have ever experienced," the court
remarked. "At that time, in com
pany with several other men, I was
engaged in cutting timber in the
woods on the Iowa side of the Missouri
river in the locality just south of the
then thriving town of Rock Bluffs and
up to that date the weather had been
fine with a balmy breeze blowing, when
suddenly the cold wave came on them
with a driving snow that made it im-
ossible to see any distance and com
pelled the men "to retire to shelter.
For three days the snow continued
with unabated fury and in the woods
the snowfall averaged three feet while
out in the open the drifts were of
enormous depth and caused a large
number of cattle to freeze from the
exposure and all communication was
cut off between the farmers who had
their claims scattered miles apart on
the prairies of Iowa and Nebraska."
The judge states that after the
storm passed the woodmen came out
of their shelter and indulged in a deer
hunt as the woods were full of them
and over the deep and thickly packed
snow the hunters and the hunted
raced, both breaking through the crust
of the snow at every step. The use of
dogs allowed the hunters to secure a
arge number of deer as the dogs
could travel over the snow without
breaking through and were able to
down the deer. It was several weeks
before the woodmen were able to re
turn to their home on the Nebraska
side of the river.
This story certainly makes the pres
ent climate of Nebraska take on a
much more pleasing aspect as there
has not been any such storm in this
ocality for many years.
From Saturday's Daily.
The many friends of Miss Lssie
Buttery will be well pleased to learn
that she is getting along nicely from
the effects of her operation on Tues
day for appendicitis at the Immanuel
hospital in Omaha. The patient has
stood the ordeal in fine shape and
seems to be progressing nicely on the
lighway to recovery and her con
dition is such as to encourage the
family and friends in hoping that she
may soon be able to return home to
this city restored to her usual good
rnm Saturday's Dally.
Yesterday in the district court oc
curred the trial of the divorce suit of
Stella Marshall vs. Walter Marshall.
"The parties to the suit reside in the
icinity of Alvo, and the suit was filed
esterday, the matter being taken up
at once by Judge J. T. Begley, who
after hearing the evidence in the case
submitted by the plaintiff and defend
ant, took the matter under advisement
before rendering a decision in the suit.
The plaintiff was accompanied to this
ty by her father, G. W. Schwaker of
Alvo. ,
The Remains of Thi Good Lady Were
Conveyed to her Old Home at
Watson, Mo., for Interment.
1-..i.. Saturday's Daily.
The funeral of Mrs. N. K. Peoples
was held yesterday afternoon from
the late home where s-he had been
called from just a few brief days ago,
and the many friends in the commu
nity joined in paying their last tribute
of love and lespect to the memory
of this estimable lady. The body was
taken this morning on No. 4 to Pacific
Junction, and from there over the Buv
Hnfe'ton to Watson, Mo., where the in
terment was made this afternoon.
At the heme the services were in
charge or Rev. T. A. Tru-eott.
of the Methodist church, with which
the departed lady had long been a
most faithful and devout mt mh. i . :n I
jiuji.ui in renuu r. s
hioairht t'
the family a sense of
f':-iL!!:aU"Il 1:1
the loss that had been
i-l'.C.l UIinM
them. During the ser ire
t f t l"i . rdl fumllln- V.
vi . in. ijiim e;' j.ri( 1
by a quartet composed of Mi . M;.
Morgan, Miss Le-ona Brady, .b ..
Perry and Don C. York, while A .
York gave a sole, "lie Leadeth Me. '
as the minister read the beaut it'o!
burial service. The floral remem
brances were beautiful and expressed
the feelings of regret that the death
of this lady- lias occasioned. Rev.
Truscott accompanied the family and
the body to Watson for the services
Ella Adeline RummerfieM was born
in Sonora, Atchison county, Missouri.
April 28, '1873. She died in Platts
mouth, Neb., November lDKI at the
age of 43 years 7 months and 1 day.
She united with the Methodist Episco
pal church when she was but 1" years
of age and remained a sincere and
devoted Christian during her life. She
was united in marriage to N. K. Peo
ples at Watson, Mo., on August 10,
18i2. To this happy union were born
four son and four daughters. Five
cf the children God has called home
to be with Him. There remain to
mourn the loss of the mother but
three, Anna Adaline, Norris King,
and Ruth Elizabeth. These with the
father will surely greatly miss the
mother that was always good, and so
patient. As mourners, there are but
two other near relatives besides the
husband and children, they are a
brother and a sister of the deceased.
The brother is Joseph R. Rummei field
of this city. The sister is Mrs. M. A.
Havens, who lives in Seneca; Kan.
After Mrs. Peoples took to her bed.
one day she called her hu.ban 1 and
told him she thought she was going to
die. She said she was not afraid to
die but dreaded the ordeal. She made
all the necessary arrangements for her
own funeral, even directing her hus
band as to how the children should be
dressed. She said she would like to
have been spared to raise the children.
but she committed them to the tare of
God and her husband. She advised
ner husband that he could only raise
the children properly by trusting in
God. She regretted much that her fail
ing health prevented her from attend
ing church and helping as she would
like to do and used to do. Her sweet
voice had often been usetl at funerals
to soften the blow to the bereaved and
point them to God for comfort.
She Rests.
She resteth now. No more her breat
Heaves with its weary breath;
Pain sits no longer on the brow
Where lies the calm of death.
Sunk to her rest like a tired child,
She lies in slumber deep,
Soft folded in the arms of Him,
Who "giveth His beloved sleep."
Nay, doth she rest? No: day nor night
She resteth not from praise;
Her spirit, wing'd with rapture, knows
No more earth's weary ways;
But ever toward the Infinite
Her flight on, upward, does she keep.
For He gives active tirelessness
Who giveth His beloved sleep.
Mrs. Wilson, the charming wife of
our president, was kind enough to
send a lovely handkerchief to the Shop
of St. Mary's Guild this will be for
sale Dec. 8-9, Riley block.