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Neb Slat Historical 8o
No. 153.
Colonel John G. Maher, Department
Commander, Appeals to the Peo
ple to Remember the Soldier
Boys1 On Christmas.
When this circular is read in the va
rious Spanish-American camps, our
citizens will be thinking of the Christ
mas time. They will be thinking of
the bountiful blessings bestowed upon
them during the past year. They will
be preparing to meet in their various
places of worship to offer thanks, and
to hear again the song of the angels
which was heard by the shepherds at
Bethlehem and is vitalized anew by
the example of our country as it
comes down through the ages, "Glory
to God in the Highest, Peace on
Earth to Men of Good Will."
Comrades, I desire to call your at
tention to the fact that at this time,
away on our southern border are
camped two regiments of our com
rades in arms. When these comrades
left their homes they made a great
sacrifice, so great and enduring that
it superseded thoughts of home and
family ties and business interests, and
other important concerns of their daily
lives. They gladly gave up what life
held of present promise and future
hope, because duty to their country
called them.
Comrades, we know the glory that
is merely tinsen and uniform, the
?omp and ceremony that are simply
sham; but the glory that requires duty
to one's country and loyalty to the
common wreal is the enduring fact that
should stand before us today in its
true nobility. These comrades of ours
went to uphold the honor of our flag
and country. They were ready to per
form a service full of danger and
hardship for all, and face death, if
need be. They were ready to make
the sacrifice, if necessary, which was
commended by Him whose natal day
we are about to celebrate, "Greater
love hath no man than this, that a
man lay down his life for his country."
They left behind them wives and chil
dren, fathers and mothers, brothers
and sisters, and sweethearts, who also
had a part in that sacrifice, and they
too should be remembered by us.
Therefore, I ask every comrade to
make it a special duty to ascertain
whether any of these loved ones are in
need, and if so, to report to these
headquarters, so their wants may be
relieved. I also want each comrade
to contribute something that we may
send to the comrades on the border
a token of remembrance and apprecia
tion of them and the service they are
engaged in, and assurances that their
loved ones at home will be remembered
Christmas time. Our boys have gone
to the border service, not by compul
sion, but through patriotic choice.
They realize that this great country
is theirs, that they have a personal
proposition in the honor of its name
and the glory and renown of its his-
tory, and let us assure them that we
believe there will be no danger to our
institutions in the the service and
training of volunteers. Let us assure
them that the state fully recognizes
the value of the service they are ren
dering with but little remuneration.
It is our imperative duty, comrades,
to encourage' this service, and to be
ready and willing to uphold the proud
record of the American volunteer.
Camp commanders should call a
special meeting at once and appoint
committees for this purpose. Dona
tions will be received from any inter
tested citizen. They should be sent
to the Department Commander, 401
Bankers Life Bldg., Lincoln, Neb., not
later than December 16. All contribu
tions should be accompanied by the
donor's name and address, so the
proper credit may be given. They
will be forwarded free of cost.
Department Commander.
Several tons of Xmas candies and
nuts will be placed on sale Friday and
Saturday. Special prices to churches
and schools. Make your selection
early. Johnson Bros.' Greater Gro
cery, Nebraska City. 12-7-2twkly
From Tuesilay's Daily.'
A telephone message received here
last evening from Havelock announced
the serious condition of Mrs. Mike
Warga, sr., in that city and her son,
Mike Warga, jr., departed at once
for the bedside of the mother. Mrs.
Warga has not been in the best of
health since an operation about a year
ago and for the past few weeks has
been feeling very poorly and the last
few days her condition has become a
great deal worse. She seems to have
a complication of several afflictions
Her husband and youngest son, Harry
were here Sunday for a short visit
but were called home by the message
announcing the illness of Mrs. Warga
The old friends here will anxiously
await word fro mher bedside.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Ben Hankinson, of the Plattsmouth
Fruit and Grocery company has made
a new addition to his line of business
that will be found a great improve
ment in handling the trade and in
bringing stock from the . wholesale
houses to the store in this city. This
is a brand new Ford, Smith Form-a
auto truck that was delivered to Mr.
Hankinson yesterday afternoon and
will at once be put into service. This
truck is one of the latest on the market
and is a beauty in every way and one
that will deliver the goods. The truck
is made from a Ford car with the pat
ent Smith Form-a attachment which
gives a truck with a nine foot box
and the hauling capacity of a ton and
one-half. The truck was secured
through T. H. Pollock, the local rep
resentative of the Ford company and
Mr. Hankinson in company with Mr.
ollock made the trip down from Oma
ha yesterday in the machine with
great success and there is no doubt
that Mr. Hankinson will find the truck
a most valuable addition to his line
of business. With the use of the truck
during the good weather it will be pos
sible to haul a greater part of the
stock from the wholesale house saving
the cost of transportation and thereby
save to the customers quite a little
n cost besides insuring prompt de-
ivery to the store.
From Wednesday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon James Blaha,
one of the employes in the Burlington
freight car repair department, was
taken to Omaha where he will be
placed in a hospital there for treat
ment. Mr. Blaha was injured by
falling from a trestle while suffering
from a dizzy spell and in the falling
injured his head slightly as well as
being bruised up considerable and this
combined with the fact that several
months ago he also sustained quite a
serious injury to his head, made it
necessary to have him taken to the
hospital and accordingly he was taken
to that city on the 4 o'clock Missouri
Pacific and received treatment. Mr.
Blaha will remain at the hospital
until his condition is improved and a
thorough treatment can be given him.
From Wednesday's Daily.
This morning an auto party bound
from . Nemaha county to Omaha,
stopped for a short time in the city,
where they enjoyed their breakfast
after being on the road since 4 o'clock,
and reached here just before 8 o'clock
The members of the party took the
occasion to look over a number of the
stores of the city, and among other
things made the purchase of two very
fine fur coats at the Wescott clothing
store, and were indeed well pleased
with the general appearance of the
city and the excellent business houses
It was certainly a long way to come
to trade, but the members of the party
were convinced that it pays to trade
in Plattsmouth.
From Tuesday's Daily.
The members of the W. C. T. U.
society of this city held a very enjoy
able jubilee social yesterday afternoon
at the hospitable home of Mrs. George
A. Kaffenberger on High School hill,
and the occasion was one of the great
est pleasure to the large number in
attendance, being in the nature of a
jollification over the fact that the state
had gone dry and that the work of the
Temperance union had been crowned
with success. A very interesting pro
gram was given, which was much en
joyed by everyone. Rev. C. E. Per-
Lee of the Christian church gave the
lesson, and also contributed a solo to
the program and assisted in the piano
accompaniment of the songs of the
ladies, which they gave with feeling
and expressing their satisfaction over
the success of the dry cause in the
state. Miss Myra Kaffenberger fa
vored the company with a vocal num
ber and was accompanied by Miss
Delia Frans at the piano. Mrs. Don
C. York gave a history of the W. C.
T. U. in Plattsmouth, covering a per
iod of some forty-two years, and of
the original members but one remains
in the city, Mrs. P. E. Ruffner. The
oldest members of the society in point
of service are Mrs. Ruffner, Mrs.
George Dodge, Mrs. S. E. Kerr and
Mrs. Charles Troop, and these ladies
were called to stand while the mem
bers of the society gave them the
official W. C. T. U. salute as a tribute
to their faithful service during all
these years. During the afternoon
dainty refreshments were served by
Mrs. Kaffenberger, Mrs. Luke Wiles
and Mrs. M. Whelan, which added
much to the pleasure of the occasion.
From Tuesday's Daily.
"The Million Dollar Doll," filled
with bright musical numbers and a
sparkling array of comedians, made
its appearance last evening at the Par-
mele theatre and pleased a large sized
audience with their offering. The
company was a well balanced one and
from start to finish thero was some-
hing doing all the time that kept
the audience in the best of humor and
furnished an evening of much enjoy
ment. The offering is laid along the
ines of modern musical comedy with
no heavy plot and merely the desire
to smuse and in this the company
were fully equal to the occasion. As
the chief fun maker, Nate But-by as
Jasper Jackson," the colored come
dian, was the premier and his efforts
were greatly enjoyed by everyone.
Marigold Gano, as the "Doll" was both
fascinating and pleasing and with her
personal charm and beauty gave added
strength to the musical program of
the comedy. Millie Corbin Whyte as
"Carmencita" was one of the chief
attractions of the musical numbers,
dividing honors with Paul Atwood as
'Col. Barrington" and in their num
bers they were both given a warm re
ception by the audience. The musical
numbers included a large number of
pleasing selections, including "Pro
posals," "Come on and Baby Me,"
Memories," "Snowball Time" and
several others of equal merit. The il
luminated runway, on which the bevy
of attractive chorus girls appeared
was one of the big hits of the sparkling
musical comedy, and a great deal of
fun and enjoyment was had through
the means of this feature. Manager
Peterson has secured a number of
high class attractions so far this seas
on that has appeared in the larger
cities and they are being given the
generous patronage they so well de
This morning Philip Hirz drove in
from his farm with a fine thorough
bred Duroc-Jersey sow that he shipped
over the Burlington to H. H. Koeing
at DeWitt, Neb., one of the most ex
tensive breeders of Duroc-Jersey swine
in the state. The animal was a splen
did specimen of its kind and will be
offered for sale in the big sale to be
held by Mr. Keoing at his stock farm
in January. Mr. Hirz has been very
successful in his handling of Duroc-Jersey-hogs
and has one of the best
stocked farms in this section of the
No stage director of the present day
has become so identified with the doing
of "big things" as has Edward P,
Temple who directed the productions
that first made the New York Hippo
drome the talk of the world, and who
designed most of the ingenious me
chanical and other effects of that
great theatre. It was after Mr.
Temple had been established at the
New York Hippodrome for several
years that Milton and Sargent Aborn
arranged with him to direct the big
new revival of Balfe's opera, "The
Bohemian Girl." No opera presents
greater oportunities for the display
of stagecraft on a big scale than does
this one, and Mr. Temple made full
use of every opportunity with the re
sult that this offering created a sen
sation in New York and other cities,
and has had six seasons of unvaried
success. It will be seen at the Par
mele Theatre Saturday night, Decem
ber 16th.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Eric Peter Holmberg was born at
Elfoarleby, Sweden, January 26, 1826
and the greater part of his young man
hood was spent in that country until
he decided to find a new home beyond
the sea, coming to the United States
in 1881 and locating at Plattsmouth
where he has since resided. He then
engaged in railroad work for several
years and it was only when the in
creasing burden of years made neces
sary his retirement that he retired
from the service of the Burlington. He
leaves to mourn his death, the aged
wife and the following children: Axel
and Adolph Holmberg, residing in
Sweden; Emil Holmberg, Wausa,
Neb.; Conrad Holmberg, Lincoln;
Ernest Holmberg, Deadwood, S. D.;
Daniel Holmberg, Loup City, Neb.;
Mrs. Adolph Rudebeck, Seattle, Wash.
The funeral of this good man will be
held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the Swedish mission church on
Granite street, and the body laid to
rest in Oak Hill Cemetery.
From Tuesday's Daily.
This afternoon A. B. Fornoff and
wife and little daughter returned
home from a visit at Marion, Cherry
county, at the home of M. O. Metzger
and family. They report a most de
lightful time on the big ranch that
Mr. Metzger owns and which is one
of the most complete in every way in
the state of Nebraska. At the pres
ent time Mr. Metzger has close to 700
head of cattle on the ranch and 200
head of horses which makes it mighty
well stocked. The Metzger home is
also one of the finest in that section
of the state and has all the conven
iences of the city homes, water and
electric light, both of which are han
dled through a private plant on the
ranch and steam heat is also provided
for the house making it comfortable
and handy for the members of the
family all the time and .the home is
arranged throughout with a view of
ease and comfort. Mr. Metzger is a
former Cass County boy and his
friends will be glad to learn that he
is so comfortably located in his ohme
in the west.
There will be a home talent play
and box social given at the Eight Mile
Grove school, district No. 25, on Fri
day evening, December 15th. Every
one cordially invited to attend. All
ladies are requested to bring boxes as
there will be no plates of refresh
ments served. Don't forget to come
to see "The New Housekeeper."
MAE BARKER, Teacher.
"We may live without love what
is passion but pining. But where is
the man that can live without dining."
St. Mary's Guild will serve dinner
Saturday, December 9th. Riley Block
'Seasonable' prices.
From Tuesday's Daily.
The Plattsmouth greenhouse which
was recently taken over by V. M. Mul
lis and son, L. M. Mullis, is being im
proved very much by the new owners,
who are preparing to be able to handle
all orders, no matter how large or
small. The new firm is planting the
most seasonable of the flowers and
has already had a great deal of good
luck in handling them, with the result
that a number of the carnations and
the roses are beginning to blossom
and make a very attractive appear-
ance. lhe size 01 tne greennouse nas
been condensed so that the best of
care can be given the flowers and this
is resulting in a much larger number
of frst class flowers. They will make
satisfaction the aim in doing business
all the time and expect, as the condi
tion warrants, in extending the ca
pacity of the plant. There is no reas
on in the world why a first class
greenhouse should not pay here as
there is a constant demand for flowers
for funerals, weddings and social
gatherings that certainly ought to be
secured at home if possible. It is to
be hoped that the Messrs. Mullis find
a success in their greenhouse that will
enable them to fill the long-felt want
in the way of supplying cut flowers.
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 4. Any rewards
the state may offer for a flowing well
of oil may not be applied for within
the next year, but there are several
outfits in, Nebraska now drilling for
that product and it is' the belief of
state officials that limited quantities
may be located before long.
Three prospects are prominently
mentioned the areas in Cass, Furnas
and Dawes counties, where efforts are
now being made to obtain petroleum.
ndications in all three places are
that good luck will be encountered
and that what Nebraskans have hoped
for for many years past will at last
be realized.
The coming session of the state
egislature will be asked to further aid
the proposal of extending a pipe line
to eastern Nebraska from the Wyom
ing oil fields. The last session ap
pointed a commission to investigate
the subject and the feasibility and de
sirability of the project will be re
ported to the session, it is stated here.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon Mr. Tony N.
Pasha and Miss Jessie Graser of
Omaha called at the office of County
Judge Allen J. Beeson at the court
house and requested a license to join
in the bonds of wedlock, and on secur
ing the license asked the judge to per
form the ceremony that was to make
them one. The judge in his usual ac
commodating and pleasing way per
formed the ceremony in the presence
of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Murray of
Omaha, who had accompanied the
bride and groom to this city. One of
the pleasing features of the wedding
was that Judge Beeson had been per
mitted to perform the wedding of Mr.
and Mrs. Murray, and Mrs. Murray,
who is a sister of the bride, in this
case recommended the Cass county
judge as the real article in the way
of the marrying judge, and he was
called upon to officiate in this case.
The happy young people returned to
Omaha after the judge had tied them
up safely in love's silken bonds.
The Board of Education at their
meeting set the date for the Christ
mas vacation of the Plattsmouth pub
lie schools from Friday, December 22,
to Mondav. January 8. This event
will be hailed with pleasure by pupils
and teachers alike as it gives them
an opportunity of enjoying a few days
rest and recreation in celebration of
the Christmas season. The fact that
Christmas and New Years both fall
on Monday makes it necessary to
place the close of the vacation a week
later, on the 8th of January.
In the district court an appeal has
been filed from the justice court of
J. W. Brobst at Louisville in which
t-he city of Louisville was the plaintiff
aJ James Hoover the defendant. In
this action which was tried at Louis
ville on November 28th, the defendant,
Mr. Hoover was charged with having
driven a thresting outfit over the ce
ment crossing jn the town of Louis
ville without first blocking the cross
ings with planks to prevent damage,
and in the trial before Judge Brobst,
the defendant was found guilty and
fined $25.00 and costs amounting to
$42.20. Mr. Hoover is appealing the
case to the district court for retrial.
Since the election last month the
different counties of the state have
taken up the proposition of recogniz
ing the growth of population in the
showing made in the election when
the vote cast showed a great increase
in the population of the common
wealth. One of the changes that will
be effected by the increase in the pop
ulation is that of the salaries of offi
cials in the counties that have passed
under the law counties having this
into the 25,000 population class as
population are allowed to pay higher
salaries than in the class below that
figure. A number of the counties have
through their county board of com
missioners already taken action by
allowing the increase on the showing
made by the vote. In Cass county the
vote was slightly over 5,000 and from
this it is shown that the population is
above the 25,000 mark as there is
figured at least one woman for every
voter and an average of three child
ren to the families in the county that
wil pull the population record up to
the mark that wil make Cass county
in the second class of counties in the
state. Under the change the county
officials would all be given a raise in
salaries with the exception of the
clerk of the district court and county
assessor, whose salary is fixed by a
special act that covers counties from
17,000 to 40,000 in population and
would not therefore come under the
provision of the law that gives the
others an increase. With the increase
in population it seems as though Cass
county should give their officials the
same treatment that other counties
of the state are doing that come under
the same class. The county board
here is investigating the matter thor
oughly before taking action and will
not t ke up the question until later.
The funeral of Eric P. Holmberg
was held yesterday afternoon at the
Swedish Mission church on Granite
street, and a large number of the old
friends and neighbors were present to
pay their tribute of respect to the
memory of this estimable gentleman
who had so long resided in this com
munity, and to share with the bereaved
family the sorrow that has befallen
them. The services were in charge of
Rev. Knute Carlson of Lincoln, former
Dastor of the church in this city, and
who in his sermon brought a spirit of
comfort to the sorrowing family and
friends, and in his remarks paid a trib
ute to the worth of the departed as
a man and friend. The choir of the
church gave a number of old well
loved hymns during the services that
had been so dear to Mr. Holmberg dur
ing his lifetime. At the close of the
service the cortage wended its way
to Oak Hill cemetery, where in that
city of the silent the body was con
signed to its last resting place. The
nail bearers were selected from, the
four sons, Conrad, Emil, Daniel and
Ernest Holmberff, and two grandsons,
Carl and Petrus Holmbersr. Thefu
neral tributes were profuse and beau
tiful and attested the feeling of es
teem in which the departed had been
held in the community.
CREAM, 37c, at Dawson's store,
. Plattsmouth. 9-19-d&wtf
The lecture given last evening at
the auditorium of the high school by
Lieutenant M. Swartzkopensky, the
famous Russian exile, was one filled
with the greatest of interest and the
largest sized audience that has ever
attended any of the entertainments at
the high school was present to enjoy
the rare treat. The speaker is well
able to tell the story of life in Russia
as for twenty years he was a member
of the imperial army and served as a
member of the body guard of the czar,
being held in high favor by the impe
rial government. His fall from favor
occurred in 1904 on the famous bloody
Sunday when the working classes
made a thrilling demonstration for
food before the imperial palace at
Petrograd and Lieutenant Swartz
kopensky was placed in charge of a
squad of soldiers and ordered to fire
on the workingmen which he refused
to do and he was then tried by a mili
tary court and sentenced to exile in
the wilds of Siberia in the convict
camp. His stories of the horrible
prison camps on the steepes of Siberia
brought the conditions there to mind
most forcibly, where the prisoners ex
ist day by day hoping for death to
end their sufferings and without hop.
for the future, exiled hundreds of
miles from the friends and then
homes. He touched on the educational
life of Russia as well as other coun
tries of Europe that he was able to
visit after his escape from Siberia to
this country. The address occupied
two hours and a half and was one
of great interest to evryone and the
speaker met a large number of the
audience at the close of the meeting in
an informal reception.
Our neighboring city of Union
seems to have been the scene of con
siderable activity on the part of the
rum demon in the past few days that
has resulted in the office of County
Attorney Cole being kept quite busy
in handling complaints made by the
residents of that place in regard to
the intoxication of several parties and
as a result the matter has been taken
ud and a part of the offenders already
have been given their dose of the
famous Cass county brand of justice
while several others will be brought
up today. Yesterday afternoon Ix-n J.
Austin was brought up by Shentr
Quinton to face a charge of being in
toxicated on Tuesday last and re
ceived a fine of $10 with the trimmings
amounting to a total of $18.50 for the
offense. From the story told it seems
that Austin had been indulging in the
flowing bowl quite freely and in his
wanderings over tl.e streets of the
metropolis of soiunern Cass county
encountered a gentleman named Ed
ward Rice, who c-mes from Missouri,
and as he states while he was coming
forth from ihe blacksmith shop in
Union, Austin struck him and this
was the signal for real warfare that
for several minutes resembled the
Balkan drive of General .Makensen.
As a result of the mix up Austin was
put down and out and his face yes-
terday told of the effects of his en
counter with the young rrnn from the
show me" state, as he was badly dis
figured. The county attorney filed a
complaint against Rice drying him
with fighting that netted h'.tn a fine of
$1.00 and costs, amounting to ?.
and which whs settled.
This morning Sheriff ( '.inton de
parted for Union in search of Bruce
Wolf. Thomas Rhodes, Verni Ken-
nison and Charles Hathav.ay, all of
whom are charged with bmg in a
state of intoxication on mesday, De
cember 5th, ri:d they will be brought
here to explain to Judge Beeson how
it all happened.
v i i 1 'ri i n v v ww
J Will be given by the Cosmo-
politan club at Coates' hall on
J Saturday evening, December 9, i
and to which the public is very 4
J cordially invited to be present.
4 The music for the occasion will
be furnished by the Holly or- J
J chestry. Come out and have a
4 good time and a pleasant dance.
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