The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 15, 1917, Image 1

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No. 10.",.
The Sixth Annual Meeting One of the
Most Successful Eter Held hy
the Young Men.
From Fri.lav's Tnuly.
The sixth annual
Young Men's Bible cla.-s of the Meth
odist church was held last night in
the c hurch parlor?, and added another ,
to the list of successful events which
this organization has offered to the
mm c I ntt moiiTh in tnp 1 51 sr. siv
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vears. and was most en lovable to the I
crowd of 175 men and bovs who as
sembled to take part in the banquet.
The church parlors had been arranged
in the class colors, rod and white,
whkh was displayed in streamers of
bunting festooned from the center of
the room, while on the walls at the
rear of the speakers' table appeared
the emblems of the international adult
Bible class movement of which this
organization is a part. The ladies of
the church had the tables beautifully
arranged with sparkling silver and
china and the color scheme was fur
ther shown in the use of red candles
on the tables, which added a pleasing
touch to the scene.
It is hardly necessary to dwell on
the chief feature of the banquet, the
dainty menu which the ladies of the
church had prepared, as it was as us
ual right up to the minute in the ar
ray of good things to eat and lots of
them, which placed the banqueters in
the proper mood for the feast of rea
son which was to follow the dinner.
The ladies not only demonstrated that
they were right on the job in prepar
ing the menu for the ecasion but also
served it in a most pleasing manner
to the guests of the evening.
During the serving of the banquet
the Holly orchestra gave a pleasing
program of music, which kept the
crowd in the best of spirits and was
a feature of the program thoroughly
enjoyed by everyone.
For the position ri toastmaster,
Judge James T. Begley liar' been se
lected, and in this position the genial
judge was at his best o? he "ntro
duced t'v? different sneakers of the?
evening. Judge Begley in his opening
remarks paid the members of the class
a compliment on their arrangement of
the banquet and bring' ig together so
many of the young men of the city,
and stated that the event was one : f
the greatest of enjoymer.x to him t;
pa:ticipate in. and it was the third
banquet which he had hj 1 the pleas
ure of attending that had been given
by the class.
As has been the custom A the class
ore "f the11." members was selected to
cfTi-r the opening address, and on this
occasion Flmer Ilallstrom was dele
crated for the service, aiv4 gave a very
pleasing address during the short time j virtues nem oy .ur. 1'onara as essen
assitrreJ to him. Mr. Ilallstrom ex- j tial to the successful life are those of
tended to the guests a hcr.sty welcrme ; truth, thrift, honesty and perseverence,
to the banquet, and gave a "short his- ! which would, if practiced, bring to the
tory of the organization, from April ! young man undoubted success. To
lfH't", when it was first proposed that
the clas of eight boys join in the
adult Bible class movement, then just
in its inception and for .hi i p'li pose
the boys held their fnv-t meeting in
the furnace room in the basement of ,
the church and selected Paul Morgan j
as the first president of the class. The j
present class room ha 1 been prepared j
through the efforts of the members ! !e pleasure was necessary, air. roi
of the class by hurd !acr. and. b.av- S lard stated, but he did not think those
ing secured their p:-e?;n- quarters,
had increased the memnorship to forty-eight.
The class, through the study
of the Bible sought to bring the teach
ings of brotherly love to the mem
bers of the class and to serve their
fellow man each day in ihe daily
walks of life.
The second speaker on the tosst list
was R. Glen Rawls of the Young
Men's Bible class of the Presbyterian
v,,,wVi ieVin thp pi'lnpr-t for
his remarks, "Manliness," and touched
on the ideals of what manliness con-
sisted of the man of strength and
physical courage and the man of moral
courage, who stood for what he be
lieved to be right under all circum
stances. This moral courage was
really more essential to the real man
than that of physical courage, the
speaker declared. Manliness was so-
cured through many sacrifices and the
chief attributes that constituted real
manhood was truth, honesty and, a be-
lief in the teachings of Christ, who
the world held as the ideal of real
Rue Frans of Union was present at
i the banquet and was called up on to
j respond to the toast, "In Union There
! is Strength." Mr. Frans made a very
pleasing talk, which was devoted to a
number of humorous stories on dif
ferent members of the gathering, but
in the serious phase of his remarks
touched upon the good work that a
j Bible class could do in bringing to
gether young men and placing before
them the proper teachings and exam
ple, which would be of lasting benefit
to the community, and urged the men
present to affiliate with church work
and the efforts of the Bible clases of
the city.
The new pastor of the Methodist
church. Rev. Thomas A. Truscott, was
assigned the subject, "Gentlemen," and
gave, in his five minutes of time, his
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ideas of what constituted a real gen
tleman. Possession of great wealth
did not bring with it the right to be
termed a gentleman, Mr. Truscott
stated, nor did the personal appear
ance of a man, but it was in his daily
walks in life that the mark of a
gentleman was to be found, and in
his action and speech it could best be
determined what a man really amount
ed to. One who would not take ad
vantage cf the infirmities or misfor
tunes of another had in him the ele
ments of the real gentleman, and
through his aid of his fellow man he
demonstrated his worth. Association
with a church was another mark of a
gentleman, Rev. Truscott stated, and
he held to the audience the example of
Jesus Christ as that of the gentle
man whose love of His fellow man
had been the greatest in the world.
Love of mother was another of the at
tributes held up by the speaker as
that necessary in the life of a real
gentleman, who despite all else in the
world would love and respect his
mother until the end of time.
The Plattsmouth quartet, composed
of Jennings Seiver, Don York, Frank
Cloidt and W. G. Brooks gave two
numbers which were heartily encored,
and the members had the greatest dif
ficulty in getting the opportunity to
be seated, so enthusiastic was the en
cores received from the delighted audi
ence, and they were compelled at the
close of the program to respond to an
other number.
The principal speaker of the even
ing was Hon. Ernest M. Pollard of
Xehawka, who had as his subject
'Elements of Success," and in his
half-hour address brought to the at
tention of the young men the things
that in his opinion were necessary to
a successful life, and to attain which
it would be necessary to possess cer
tain virtues to insure the success
hoped for by the young man. In his
opening remarks Mr. Pollard stated
that too many devoted their efforts to
ward success to the gain of money
without the thoughts of the spiritual
side of life. The organization of
church and Sunday school created bet
ter conditions in the world and made
it better for the human race. The
practice these, Mr. Pollard explained,
it did not require great ability, but
the ordinary boy or man could easily
attain success and in fact the leaders
of the business life of the world not
en oi brilliancy, tout merely tnose oi
oidinary ability, and their success had
been largely through the perseverence
end self-denial of these men. Reason-
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pleasures that left boys and men feel
ing less able to command their mental
facilities were the kind to be indulged
in. The speaker also congratulated
the audience on the fact that prohibi
tion had been adopted in the state, as
in his opinion the practice of using
liquor was destructive of the best in
the men of the country, and in fact it
was getting so that the great business
; interests of the nation had joined in
1 the fight against the use of liauor. He
gave a number of examples of the
I successful men of the country, includ
ing John D. Rockefeller, as those who
by long hours and perseverence had
scored success, and that Mr. Rocke
feller, aside from his connection with
the oil interests, was best known by
his church work.
It was close to 11 o'clock when the
, banquet closed and the guests depart
' ed homeward, feeling that it had been
a pleasant ocacsion and an unusual
opportunity to enjoy several hours
pleasantly with each other.
Remains Were Laid to Rest in Oak
Hill Cemetery, Attended by
Many Relatives and Friends.
From Friday's Dally.
The funeral of Mrs. Dora Oldham
Moore was held yesterday afternoon
at 2 o'clock from the late home on
Chicago avenue and a large number
of the old friends and neighbors
gathered to render their tribute of
respect and esteem to the memory of
this splendid lady who had gone from
their circle of friendship.
The services were in charge of Rev.
II. G. McClusky of the First Pres
byterian church of which the deceased
had been a most devout member dur
ing her residence here. The pastor
in his remarks paid a splendid tribute
to the upright Christian life that had
been so noticeable in Mrs. Moore dur
ing her lifetime and of her devotion
to her duty to her fellow man and to
the faith that she had espoused. In
speaking of the faith in the future
that the departed had felt in the
promise of the Savior to them that
believed in Him Rev. McClusky
stated: "Our sister knew because she
trusted in God and had pledged her
confession before the worid. and was
not ashamed of Christ. We know that
she knew because her life responded
in loving kindness and in this was a
copy in part of the Master. The sor
row that we witness todav in the loss
of Mrs. Moore is a mainfestation of
oving hearts. It is a healthy indica
tion of the soul. To love is the
greatest virtue of the soul. How we
ought to lo"e one another while it is
day, for the night comes when we will
not be able no manifest the love, one
for another. It is also an indication
of the good life of her whom God has
called to Himself. Goodness always
wins friendship and love. They are
the eternal qualities which live on."
During the service a number of the
dearly beloved songs that had cheered
the heart of Mrs. Moore in the years
gone by were given by the choir from
the Presbyterian church. At the
close of the services the body was
borne to Oak Hill cemetery where it
was laid to rest in the familv lot.
Miss Dora Oldham, daughter of
Jackson Goodman Oldham and Polly
Abbott Jackson Oldham, was born
February 21, 1849 near Brunswick,
Mo. Here she resided with her par
ents until 1866 when Mr. Oldham, the
father, moved to the state of Nebras
ka and located on a farm east of
where the present town of Murray is
located. Here Mr. Oldham purchased
the old tavern or stage station that
was used by travelers' from Platts
mouth to Nebraska City, and which
is now one of the landmarks of the
road between the two points and one
of the oldest homes in the county.
The father of Mrs. Moore after pur
chasing the home did away with the
stage station and used the house as a
private residence for himself and
family. Here it was on May 19, 1881,
that Miss Oldham was united in mar
riage with Joseph B. Moore, but the
wedded life was doomed to an early
parting as two and one-half years
after the wedding Mr. Moore passed
away leaving the wife to mourn his
untimely death. Mrs. Moore contin
ued to reside at the old home until
1892 when she moved to Plattsmouth
and resided for a number of vears in
South Park until she purchased her
present home on Chicago avenue. Of
late years Mrs. Moore has not en
joyed the best of health and this has
kept her from mingling with the
friends as she might have wished for
but to those whom she came . in con
tact she was kind and loving and in
the last days her cheerfulness tended
to make the burden of waiting less
hard to bear. The meetings of her
church friends at her home was al
ways pleasant to her and much en
joyed. She continued to grow weak
er day by day until death came to
her on Tuesday, January 9, 1917.
Mrs. Moore leaves to mourn her
death two brothers and two sisters,
George Oldham, of this city with
whom she has made her home for sev
eral years, R. C. Oldham, of Dids-
burg, Alberta, Can., Mrs. Cuzza Bak
er, of Meridan, la. and Mrs. J. W
Connelly of ban t rancisco. A num
ber of neices and nephews are also
left to mourn her death. Those of
the family from abroad to attend the
funeral were, Mrs. M. L. Craig, Kan
sas City; Miss Vera Oldham, Beaver
City, Neb.; R. C. Oldham, the brother,
of Didsburg, Canada; E. L. Oldham,
of Omaha; Mrs. J. J. Oldham, of
Denver; Ed. Burt of Adair, la.; .Mrs.
II. E. Snyder, of Fairfield, la.; Misses
Pauline and Fay Oldham, of Murray.
All of these with the exception of the
one brother, are ntk-es and nephews
of Mrs. Moore.
$1,500 FOB NURS
From Friday's Daily.
The time of the county court was
occupied this mornii g in the hearing
of the claim of Mrs. Mollie Berger
against the estate of Robert Kirkpat-
rick, deceased, in which the plaintiff
sought to recover the sum of SI, 500
which, it was claimed, was due for
nursing and care of the late Mr. Kirk-
patrick. The deceased, up to the time
of his last sickness, had made his
home at the Berger home, an 1 was
taken from there to the hospital in
Omaha, where he died. The case has
attracted much attention in the vi
cinity of Xehawka, where the parties
have resided for mi.ny years, and a
large number of the residents of that
locality were called here as witneses
in the case. The entire day will be
required to complete the case as there
are a large number oi witnesses on
bcth sides to examine, and at noon the
plaintiff's side of the case had not
been submitted. Mr. Kirkpatrick had
resided near Xehawka during his life
time, was unmmaried, and of late
years had resided at the Berger home.
Through the administratrix of the es
tate, Mrs. Harmon, sister of the de
ceased, is contesting the claim for the
nursing and board, 'alleging that the
amount is excessive and not owing to
the plaintiff.
From Friday's Daily.
Among the marriage licenses is
sued in Omaha appears one issued to
Earl Terryberry and Miss Peirl
Gregory, both of Cedar Creek. These
young people are well known in this
section of Cass countv where their
parent are among our most prominent
families and the bride and groom
possesses a large circle ot iriencis
throughout the county who will learn
with much pleasure that they are to
take up life's journey together in
the future. The bride is a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. C. Gregory and
the groom a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Pames Terryberry, bo', h families be
ing among the best known in this
section of the county. Both of the
contracting parties are very estimibie
young people and held in the esteem
of those with whom they are best
known. Thev will make their home
in the future on a farm in the vicinity
of Cedar Creek.
Omaha, Xeb., Jan. 11. Over 30,000
farmers in thirty-four Xebraska coun
ties are members of the Xebraska
farmers' educational and -o-operative
union, accoiuLiKiu tc- - -
state president, at the state conven-
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tion opened here yesterday.
TV. i-N H lAnnl n-oc rvro m-7rrl in
the state in 1911. and has grown to
1,024 locals at the present time. State
purchase in the co-cperative buying
plan reached $1,000,000 last year, in
which was included 4,700,000 pounds I ant was arraigned in the court yester
of binder twine. There are 750 dele-day and waived a preliminary hearing
gates at the conventon.
A warning against the attempt of
"boss educators" to say where coun
try children should attend school was
sounded by President Gustafson.
"After the federal government tells
us we are the greatest producers of
the wealth it passes the farm loan
bank act, which shows we are not get
ting all we produce or we would not
need the bank," said O. F. Dorn
blazer, national organizer.
CREAM, 37c,
at Dawson's store,
From Sntrnlnv' Pa;lv.
At the Orpheum in Omaha the com-
ing week, a former I'lattsm juth voung tht? "Strict court in which lienjamin
man appears on the hill is one of the F- Bu.-.h. receiver of the Mssouri
iier.dlinc-r.:. This oung man is John j racific company seeks to have the de
W. Sherman, a son of C. YV. Sherman, j fendant enjoined from the use of the
for many years editor of the Journal, j right-of-way of the railroad in Weep
ar.d the voung man was born in this; in' Water, where A. F. Jameson has
city and educated in the
choois of
Plattsmouth. Mr. Sherman is ap
pearing in a nhnlet. "Hvphens" with
Miss Brenda Fowler, and has scored .
reat success wherever he has ap
pea red
This is the first opportunity
that the old friends of Mr. Sherman
have had of meeting him since his re
moval from this city and a great
many will make the trip to Omaha to
witness his performance at the Or
pheum. A ung man of great ability,
Mr. Sherman has won marked favor
on the stage in his offering and is an
other of the successful men that have
been turned out from this city. Ben-re
taking up the dramatic profes
si n Mr. Sherman was engaged in
newspaper work for a number of
years in Chicago. He is a brother of
Charles Sherman, sporting editor of
tho Lnco'.n Star and one of the best
known authorities on sports in the
wot. The old friends of the Sherman
family will be pleased to learn of the
success of the young actor and trust
that the future may bring him further
honors in his chosen field of endeavor.
From 1 'rrlny's T.a'lv.
The following have been selected as
members of the jury panel for the
February term of the district court
which will convene in this city on Feb
ruary "th: K. O. Hutchins, Avoca; S.
K. James, Stove Creek; James Mur
phy, Center; Clark Gonzales, Stove
Creek; J. W. Batty, Avoca; G. E.
Young, Xehawka; George H. Dennis,
Weeping Water; J. C. Lohmeyer, Salt
Creek; James Xiday, Liberty; Lee
Cole. Plattsmouth precinct; J. G.
Mc-isinger, Eight Mile Grove; Guy
P.cese, Plattsmouth; Frank Shopp,
Plattsmouth: D. B. Porter, Liberty;
August Krecklow, Center; J. A. Hoov
er. Louisville; E. F. Hurlbut, Green
wood; F. A. Finkle, Liberty; E. P.
Sheldon, Xehawka; Theo. Davis,
Weeping Water precinct; Fred Spang
lar. Rock Bluffs Second; William L.
Kellev, Salt Creek: L. D. Hiatt, Rock
Bluffs First;
Ward Clark, Tlatts-
Prom Saturday's Pnily.
Another cse that seems to be of a
decidedly disgusting nature was
brought to 1 icrht yesterday when a
complaint was filed in the county
court by County Attorney A. G. Cole
igairst Oliver Tower in which he is :
ch-nged with incest with his daughter.
i rum cne aue-acu ns m ne compu, n
it seems that the affair has extended
over a period of some two months and
continued until the daughter left
ome. The case promises to be one
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that will be filled with features
, uuu cerumuy caimu, uul --
that certainly cannot but dishearten
( dition prevails m the community. This
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is the second case of this nature that
hno hAnn iM-Aiui-hf ta lirrnr tnn r n n n -
tv attorney in the nast two weeks and
1 it seems it is about time that some
thing was dore to stop any further
practices of this nature. The defend-
j and w
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c hmir.d nvpr to ine oisrnci
court. Mr. Tower entered a plea of
not guilty to the charge preferred
against him by the state.
Postmast D. C. Morgan is in re
ceipt of a letter from Senator Hitch
cock, in which he states the Pension
department advises him that if the in -
crease of the widows over 70 years of
age is not included in the January
check, it will be paid by special chck
as soon as possible thereafter.
From fraterday s rail
An action nas been commenced in
erected a plaining mm, Darn anu sev-
1 1 -Ill 1
eral other outbuildings as well as put
ting up a fence on the property of
th( railroad. The Missouri Pacific is
j represented by J. A. C. Kennedy, the
ttorney of Omaha. Ihe property m j
dispute lies in Race's addition to the
town of Weeping Water and along the
right of way of the Missouri Pacific
through that town.
BY SCORE OF 28 T0 16
From P;. tr r day's Daily.
Two very interesting basket
games were staged last evening at
the roller skating rink in which or
ganizations of the schools were the
participants. The chief feature of
the evenng was the Plattsmouth high
school against Auburn in which the
local team met defeat by the score of
20 to 1G. The preliminary conflict
was between the Freshmen and the
Sophomores of the local school and in
this the freshmen were able to carry
off the honors by the score of 23 to
11. Both games were pleasing to the
large crowd present and much en
thusiasm was created especially in
the class games when the members
of the rival classes cheered on their
respective teams. The high school
team is opening its schedule of games
for the season and hopes to be able
to develop winning form before the
close of the season with practice. The
organization of the high school suf
fered considerably by the fact that
last year the members of the team
that made one of the best records for
the school in years graduated, and
made necessary the creation of an
entire new team that has been car
ried out and the prospects for the
season are very good as the boys are
getting busy on their practice and
show great interest in the sport.
Early Sunday the death of Mrs
Mike Warga. sr.. occurred at her
home in Havelock after an illness cov
ering over a year's time, and during
which she had been a patient sufferer
from cancer. The relatives and friends
have been ministering with gentle
care to this estimable lady to lighten
the burden of her suffering but know
ing that the task was in vain as there
were no hopes for her recovery. Mrs
Warga was a resident of this city for
a great many years and here she
had spent her younger days, and was
united in the bonds of wedlock in this
city to Mike Warga. The death of
thic lndv will brin? a most Drofound
fit f'om the oJ friends and neigh
-n community as the de
ceased was a lady that won all by
, he ntlenes3 and'splendid traits of
t character, and during her years of
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residence here she won a large circle
of warm friends who will learn of her
. death with much sorrow. Mrs. Warga
foreman of the Burlington machine
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her death there remains the husband
and six children, Mike Warga, jr.
Plattsmouth; Mrs. W. J. Vallery,
Julia and Clara Warga, Joe and
Henry Warga, all residing in Have-
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! OI reigmon ami iwu sK,tCra, .u.s.
William Holly of Plattsmouth and
Mrs. John Buttery of Lincoln are also
left to mourn the passing of this good
The body of Mrs. Warga will ar
rive in this city tomorrow afternoon
at 1:12 over the Burlington and be
taken to the residence of her son,
! Mike, jr., where it will remain untu
the funeral, which will be held Wed-
i nesday morning at 10 o'clock from the
, Holy Rosary Catholic church on West
Pearl .street.
A Good Attendance is Very Much De
ired as Many Matters of Inter
est Will be Suggested.
The meeting of
Commercial club
the Plattsmouth
will be held on
Thursday evening at the rooms in the
IIote Riley Lock and tho;;e who de-
sire to aid in the progressive work
cf the city should attend this meeting
and get in the harness for the year
1917, that is starting oi.t An
association cf th's kind has r. ,reat
power to aid all public movements
and enterprises, to secure new indus
tries and assist those that we already
have in the city, and this is something
that should interest every one who
calls Plattsmouth home. At this meet
ing on Thursday the club will elect
its officers for the ensuing year and
discuss a number of plans for work
in the ensuing twelve months, when
the city will have the opportunity to
advance even more than in the past
year along the highway of progress.
The club is an organization that
should have everyone who has any in
terest in the city enrolled in its mem-
membership, and they should be pres
ent at each meeting to discuss the
needs of the city and what can be
done to make it better in any way.
Another of the matters that should
receive the attention of the Commer
cial club in this city, as it has in a
great many other of the the Xe
braska towns, is that of the co-opera
tion of the large towns and the ter
ritory adjacent to them in this public
forum. The farmers residing in the
vicinity of Plattsmouth should by all
means get into the club work as it
will bring them all closer together
and be of much benefit to eevryone.
The interests of those residing near
the city is fully as great as that of
those who reside in the city itself, for
as the city progresses and advances
so will it bring a greater value to
their farm holdings, and modern
means of travel will put the farmers
into closeer touch with the larger
towns. The membership of the farm
ers in the Commercial club gives the
business men a clearer idea of the
needs and desires of their neighbors
and enables everyone to arrange a
program of advancement that cannot
help but be of the r-ost lasting bene
fit to a1 clas "n ths city and coun
ty. There are a large number of
plans for the crming year in which
those residing in the vicinity will be
vitally interest?'? in and they should
be in the Co-eTipl club to give
their help in bringing them to the
.m PrfdaV- Onilv
The her e o ?.!-. L G. Todd, jr., in
!: ,",:r, was visited
morning, who
: fr.c little nine and
h:r. The nv thcr
by the st -'
left in their r
a half-pourr'
and little ors-.
L. G. is fceVn -good
fortune t'
o:ng nice v anu
t 'y proud o . the
ha3 befallo.i them
in the charming i'.tt'e daughter. The
advent of the lit'b c r.? has been very
pleasing to Mr. and Mrs. Will Rich
ardson of Mynavd, grandparents cf
the new Miss Todd, and they are feel
ing delighted over the addition to their
family, the little one being the first
From Saturday's Daily.
A marriage license was issued yes
terday afternoon by County Judge
Beeson to Mr. Frank C. Lee of South
Omaha and Miss Minnie Helen Han
sen of Omaha, and the young people
after securing the desired permit re
quested the judge, whose fame as
an agent of cupiJ has traveled over
this section, to join them in the bands
of wedlock, which he did in his usual
pleasing manner. The ceremony wa3
brief and at the close the two happy
young people departed for their home
J in Omaha.