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No. 181
Dies From Its F.f!"t-tt in Cedar County,
and Iltmains Brought to Murray
for Interment.
rmm Tu -lay's r-.iil
This morning at Murray was held
the fumral ser ices of Thomas Lind
say, for many years a resident of that
locality, and a resident of Cass county
practically his entire life time. For
the pat five or six years Mr. Lindsay
ar.d family have been making their
home in Cedar county in the vicinity
of Wausa, and here Mr. Lindsay died
lu-t Thur-.iay night, as the result of
a dose of carbolic acid which he had
taken while in a de-pondent mood, and
death followed in a very few minutes.
The death of Mr. Lindsay came as a
piofound .-hock to the members of the
family as it was not thought that he
contemplated the rash act. He was
born at Plattsmouth in 173, where
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lind
;;V. came at an early day, and up to
the time of his departure for Cedar
county hail been a resident of this
portion of Cass county, being engaged
in farm work in the vicinity of Mur
t ay. The family later moved from
Plattsmouth to Murray and there the
parents of Tom resided for many
years. He was married eighteen years
ago to Miss Ida Ham.; of Murray, and
it was the wish of the wife that Mr.
Lindsay be brought to Murray to be
laid to rest in the family burial lot.
The Lindsay family is well known
throughout this section of the county
and the many friends will learn with
much regret of the untimely death of
Mr. Lindsay. He was a brother of
George, Peter and Samuel Lindsay,
who were residents of this city for
seveial years. The funeral services
were held at the Christian church in
Murray this morning and interment
was in the Young cemetery near that
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Fr-'-m Tuesday's IViy.
Rev. J. H. Steger, pastor of the St.
Paul's Evangelical church, has just
celebrated his forty-eighth hnthday
anniversary, and in honor of the event
lie has been given two very pleasant
surprise parties. The first of these
events occurred Saturday evening,
when the members of the Luth
er league, the society of the young
people of the church, gathered at the
par.-or.a::e and joined in the congratu
lations to their pastor on his natal
day. The evening was spent very
pleasantly in visiting and enjoying the
passir.c hours in the society of each
other. Yesterday afternoon the In
dies' Aid society of the church called
at the parsonage and gave Rev. Steger
another pleasant surprise. The ladies
spent the hours most delightfully at
the Steger home and timing the aft
ernoon the dainty refreshments
brought by the ladies were very much
tnjoyed by the members of the party.
It has been a great pleasure to Rev.
Steger to be thus remembered by the
members, of his congregation and both
events proved entire surprises to the
genial pastor and his family, who were
unaware of the deep laid plans of the
friends to make the natal day one
long to be remembered. The friends
of Rev. Steger throughout the city
will join the members of the congre
gation in wishing him many more such
pleasant occasions.
From Tucsilny's Iai!y.
Mayor John Sattler and wife today
are rejoicing over a message received
this morning from Omaha announcing
that the stork had paid a visit to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Loh
mann in that city and left in their
care a fine little daughter. The little
one and mother are both doing nicely
and the relatives in this city are feel
ing well pleased over the good fortune
that has befallen 'the Lohmann home.
Mrs. Lohmann was formerly Miss
Amanda Sattler of this city.
From Ti:e. lay's Dni'.y.
Frank R. Gohelman, who has just
returned from the hospital in Omaha,
where he underwent an operation for
appendicitis, is now feeling very much
improved and while still far from be
ing well is gttting along in fine shape
at his home, and it is thought that it
will only be a question of a short
time until he is able to be around
as usual.
Frm Tuesday's Daily.
"The Romantic Journey," which the
Pathe Film company has produced as
one of their features for the l!)lfi sea
son, was shown last evening at the
Gem theater before a large and well
pleased audience, whose interest in the
play, however, was due to the fact
that a Plattsmouth girl. Miss Alice
Dovty, was one of the stars in the
production. The theatergoing public
of this city has often been delighted
th the winsome acting of Miss
Dovey on the stage, but this was the
fiist opportunity that they have had
of witnessing her in the film world as
one of the leading figures in a story
of romance and adventure. "The Ro
mantic Journey" is a splendid story of
adventure and the wierd settings at
times in the picture story make it an
unusual feature. Supporting Miss
Dovey in the cast is William Courtney,
the celebrated actor as '"Peter," while
the role of ''Ratoor," the Hindoo, who
holds "Cynthia" (Miss Dovey) under
his influence, is taken by Marcey Har
lan. It was undoubtedly one of the
best moving pictures that has been
shown, in this city and was very pleas
:r.g to everyone given the opportunity
of witnessing it. The success of the
offering has demonstrated that Miss
Dovey is as pleasing on the screen as
in the tuneful musical comedy produc
tion in which she has charmed audi
ences the nation over.
I"i .i'n VfilnfPlay's I:iily.
The airangements have just been
completed for a fast wrestling match
in this city on Tuesday evening, Feb
ruary 27th, between Rudy Warner of
Howells and Tom Ray of Omaha, both
well known over the state as two of
the leading lights in the wrestling
world in the west. Tom Ray has had
a number of important matches in the
last few years and he and Warner
furnished the main preliminary for
the Stecher-Peters match in Omaha
recently, and their work at that time
was heartily received by the followers
of the sport. The match at that time
was to last fifteen minutes, but it was
with difficulty that the referee could
get the Iwys apart to allow the big
noise to be pulled off. The bout in
this city will be staged at Coates' hall
and every arrangement for a big time
has been completed by the promoters
of the match. A side bet of $100 has
been arranged for and the winner of
the match is to receive all of the re
ceipts of the door, so that the boys
will be up and rarin' to go to bring
home the long end of the money and
help reduce the high cost of living.
The prices for this match will remain
as usual, 50c general admission and
75c for the ringside seats. A large
crowd is looked for as this will be a
great treat for the wrestling fans.
Frnn Wolnpsdav's Paily.
C. E. Haney of this city has just
invested in one of the latest model
Dodge Bros.' automobiles, which he
secured through John Gorder, local
agent, and is now enjoying the use of
the new machine. The car is a very
handsome appearing one and will af
ford Mr. Haney a great deal of enjoy
ment during the coming summer. Mr.
Gorder has disposed of a number of
the Dodge cars in the past few months
and they have given much satisfaction
to the owners.
A want ad will bring yon a buyer.
A Large Audience at Woodmen Hall
Enjoy the Event Given by the
Knights and Ladies of
From U'e-tnecdav's Daily.
The celebration of the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the Knights and La
dies iof Security was observed last
evening by a splendid meeting at the
lodge rooms in the Modern Woodman
building and the attendance was in
excess of one hundred and fifty of the
members and their friends who en
joyed to the fullest extent the splendid
program arranged for the occasion.
The local lodge of this order is one of
the most active in the state and on
numerous occasions have held most
interesting social gatherings, but
none that surpassed in point of pleas
ure ttiat of last evening. The formal
program was opened by a well re
ceived selection by the Holly orches
tra, which was much enjoyed and
was followed by a number by the
Plattsmouth male quartet, composed
of Messrs F. A. Cloidt, W. G. Brooks,
D. C. York and Jennings Seivers,
which these gentleman gave in their
usual manner and were heartily en
cored by the appreciative audience.
Mrs. O. Sandin favored the members
of the party with a pleasing reading
which gave her an opportunity of
demonstrating her ability as an elo
cutionist and was one of the most en
tertaining features of the occasion.
Don C. York also added to the pro
gram by a vocal number that was
greatly appreciated by the audience
who parted with Mr. York with much
reluctance and would have compelled
him to give several selection if it had
been possible. The reading of Mrs.
A. J. Beeson was a portion of the
entertainment enjoyed by evryone.
The closing number of the program
was a vocal duet given by Misses
Delia Frahs and Mina Kaffenberger
and these young ladies were heartily
encored for their charming contribu
tion to the program of the evening.
Following the program the re
freshment committee proved that they
were on the job in looking after the
wants of their friends by serving
some very delicious refreshments and
which were enjoyed to the utmost.
The remainder of the evening until
the midnight hour was spent in games
and in enjoying a social dance to the
very enjoyable orchestra music and
the time passed very delightfully in
this way. The success of the gather
ing reflects credit upon the officers
and members of the local lodge who
have been in charge of the afTairs and
made a most enjoyable observance of
the twenty-fifth anniversary of the
From Thursday's Paily.
The basket ball game at the roller
skating rink last evening was one of
the best that has been seen in the city
and much better than the score would
indicate as the Presbyterians of this
city won by the score of 49 to 25. The
Gym Leaders of Omaha, who were the j
opponents of the Bible class organiza
tion, had a number of fast men in
their lineup who are members of the
Central High team of Omaha, and
gave the locals a close chase in the
first half of the game, but in the sec
ond half, the locals were able to take
the lead and won out. The Presbyte
rians were in the best of form and
were not in the least danger after the
close of the first half, and held the
visitors safe from scoring dangerously
on them. There were quite a large
number in attendance and a most
pleasant evening was enjoyed in
watching the warriors as they dashed
over the floor in the different plays
of the game.
County Commissioner Julius A. Pitz
and W. K. Fox were in Omaha yes
terday afternoon attending the con
vention of the county treasurers and
looking after the workings of the Ne
braska lawmakers.
Berger Olson, a former resident of
this city for a number of years, but
for the past sixteen years a resident
of Denver, passed away in that city
on Thursday last, after a short ill
ness, and the burial was-held in Den
ver. Mr. Olson was born in Nor
way in lSt.(5, and cam.' to this country
when n young man, and for a tirr.e
was employed here in the Burlington
shops and will be reniern'oered by a
great many of the residents of this
city. During his residence here Mr.
Olson was the owner of the property
now owned by Charles Johnson, and
was held in the highest este' m by a
large circle of friends who will re
gret very much to learn of his death.
Mr. Olson left this city in k.too f,,r
Denver where he has since been ere.
Tilovod ns :i coach b:ill.i"V '
1 e
survived bv a wife.
From Wednesday's Paily.
Last evening at the Presbyterian
manse occurred the marriage of Mr.
Hilliard W. Grassman and Miss Edna
Faye Hitt, in the presence of only a
few of the close relatives of the con
tracting parties. The wedding was
simple but very impressive, the beau
tiful marriage service being read by
Rev. H. G. McClusky, pastor of the
church, uniting for life these two
young hearts as one. Following the
wedding ceremony the newly weds at
once departed fo; their home in the
south portion of the city, where they
will at once start housekeeping, the
groom having the home in readiness
for the coming of the bride. Both of
the contracting parties are well known
throughout the city, where they have
spent their life time and they are held
in the highest esteem by all those
who have the pleasure of knowing
them. The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hitt. and is a
young lady of great charm of char
acter, and by her pleasing manner has
won a large number of warm friends.
The groom is an energetic and capable
young man. employed in the store of
E. A. Wurl, and possesses the esteem
and respect of all those with whom he
is associated for his splendid traits of
character. The friends of Mr. an 1
Mrs. Grassman will join in wishing
them a long and very happy wedded
This morning at the office of County
Judge Allen J. Beeson occurred the
marriage of Miss Metta Jennings of
this city and Mr. Adam W. Meisinger
of Mynard. The judge was at home
when the message came of the desire
of the two young people to be united
in the bonds of wedlock and he at
once came in to unite them in his us
ual pleasing manner. The newlyweds
following the wedding returned to the
home of the bride's parents, where a
wedding luncheon was enjoyed before
their departure for Omaha, where
they will be the guests of friends for
a short time. The bride is one of the
charming and accomplished young
ladies of this city and is a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Jennings, and pos
sesses a large circle of warm friends
who will learn of her new-found hap
piness with much pleasure. The
groom is one of the popular young
men residing in the Mynard neighbor
hood and has for the past year or two
been employed as the mail carrier for
the government out of that city. He
is a young man of very high standing
in the community where he has spent
his lifetime and his friends are only
limited by the numl er of his acquaint
ances. Mr. and Mrs. Meisinger will
make their home at Mynard in the
future. The friends of the young cou
ple join in wishing them a long and
very happy married life in the future.
Dawson Will Fix It.
IPO to '
a sugces
One of the Musical Organiza
tions in the Country, and Was
Welcon-d by Large Audience.
The concert given ia-t evening by
the Apolo Concert company at the
Parmeie theater as a number of the
Ilich school lecture course proved one
of the rr.e.-t delightful events of its
kind that has been given in the city
and was a revelation and a pleasure
to the music lovers of the city, as the
talented artists presented their pro
gram. The Apolo company is one of
the be-t in the entire country and
every number- last evening was re
civ: d with the warmest approval by
the large audience that filled the thea
ter. From the opening until the close
there vr. xi continuous delight for the
audience in Vhe numbers ranging from
the most difTIcult of the classics to the
tuneful melodies of the present day.
The "Apollophone" carried by the
company was a source of much enjoy
ment to t.'ie audience as the members
of the company drew from it the
witching melodies. ''The Anvil Chorus"
anil the popular songs, ''Down Honolu
la Way." and "I've Sent My Wife to
l.foO Isles" were especially warmly
received by the auditors and grace re
sponded to by the members of the
company. The sar.aphone quartet was
able to evervi
with its
-woet melodies, including the famous
'"Morning, Xoon and Night in Vienna"
by Suppe, as well as "The Moaning
Saxaphcne Rag" and "Mother Ma
chrep." the sweet Irish ballad. Mr.
I'omp"'i gave uvo very pleasing
trombone solos in which he demon
strated his wonderful skill and ability
and was compelled to respond to a
number of encores. Mr. J. D. Lattimer
in addition to appearing in the saxa
rhone quartet, also gave one number
on the viola de amour, as well as a
bass solo, which were both warmly re
ceived. One of the strong features of
the company was the appearance of
Miss I.elitia Whitten, whose sweet
soprano voice, heard in the duet with
Mrs. S. Alta Wells, proved one of the
dclichts of the eveninc, and these two
talented ladies won the heartiest ap
proval of the audience by their num
bers. Miss Whitten also gave two en
tertaining pianologues during the eve
ning, while the work of Mrs. Wells as
accompanist certainly added immense
ly to the effectiveness of the program.
Arthur Wells, one of the leading fig
ures on the concert staff proved a
delight to the audience in his banjo
selections, as well as in his work in
the saxaphone quartet and in the
"Apallophone" numbers.
Taken as a whole the concert was
the most pleasing musical attraction
that has ever visited the city and it
was with great regret that the audi
ence parted with the splendid array of
-rtists who had charmed them with
their delightful numbers.
Today marks the anniversary of the
birth of George Washington, first
president of the United States and the
leader of the colonies in the war of
the revolution, and this year, more
than ever before the anniversary is
being celebrated. In a great many
places joint celebrations of the Wash
ington and Lincoln birthdays have
been held, as it was in this city, but
the memory of the Father of His
Country is being honored throughout
the land today. The court house and
banks of the city, as well as the post
cfiice observed the day generally, hut
the business houses of the city re
mained open as usual for the transac
tion of business.
The employes of the Burlington
shops were given the opportunity of
enjoying a holiday as all departments
were closed down for the day with the
exception of a few of the men having
spec ial work, who remained on duty.
WTall Paper, Paints, Glass, Picture
Framing. Frank Gobelman.
Th team representing the llavelock
Y. M. C. A. came down lat evening
to mingle in a basket ball game with
the Presbyterians, but did not succeed
in winning, although a line game was
played by both sides, Plattsmouth win
ning by a Fcore of fib' to 21. The
llavelock team had been heralded as
an organization of husky boilermakers,
but instead, were a fine team of young
lads of the high school age, who knew
well how to play the game, and put
up a splendid defense against the
mighty Presbyterian offensive and
made the score quite close. The at
tendance was fair, considering the fact,
that the concert drew a large num
ber who otherwise might have attend
ed the game. The llavelock team re
turned to their homes this morning,
going on the early Burlington train.
The school bond contest case which
was on yesterday in the district court
was completed late yesterday after
noon and submitted to Judge Begley
for his consideration by the attorneys
for the contestants and the school
board. Of the witnesses called to the
stand to testify as to their illegal vot
ing there was about an even break
among those voting for and those vot
ing against the bends, and from this
point of view as to the number of il
legal votes it seems like a standoff.
There was much difficulty in securing
answer? from a number as to how they
h id vrtcd on the proposition a? they
thought the secrecy of the ballot
should protect them, but under the
ruling of the court that when it was
established that th? voceis were not
paying either real or personal prop
erty tax or had no schocl children,
thoy should answer the questions, they
wete compelled to answer. Several
v ere reminded by th- cirt that fail
' e to answer the q;.e lions would be
e. i tempt rt and that he would
be compelled to ron 't ;;?. to jai!
if they refused, and this brought forth
the desired answer. The case is now
under consideration by Judge Begley
and the decision will be handed down
later as to the legality of the bonds
Ignatz Schint, a young farmer re
siding west of this city, met with a
very serious accident yesterday morn
ing shortly before noon, when he suf
fered a fractured right leg as the re
sult of the overturning of a loaded
hay rack on which he was riding at
the time. He, in company with an
other young farmer, were engaged in
hauling hay, and at the time the ac
iident occurred were driving along
near the farm of W. G. Hirz, north
west of this city. The wheels of the
wagon were cramped in making a turn
in the road and with the strong wind
prevailing at the time the hay rack
was overturned, and Mr. Schint, in
making his getaway from the falling
load of hay leaped to one side, and in
doing so suffered the fracture of the
leg just above the right ankle. The
injured man was taken to the nearby
home of Will Tritsch and medical aid
summoned from this city, when the
injured member was set and the pa
tient made as comfortable as possible
under the circumstances, although it
will be some time before he is able
to resume his usual activities. The
injured man has just leased the E. II.
Becker farm for the coming season
ir.d the accident will interfere some
what with his plans, but he hopes to
b3 well over the result of the accident
hy the time for the opening of the
farming season.
Mrs. I. J. Homan, who has been here
visiting for a few days, returned this
afternoon to her home in Omaha, and
was accompanied to that city by her
mother, Mrs. J. B. Higley, who will
visit there for a short time.
The farmers of F.iuht Mile Gio
have organized a Farmers' union n--scxiation
and are now starting out
with a charter membership of twenty
as a result of a meeting on Thursday
last. The farmers of that locaht
have been contemplating this move ful
some time and on previous occasions
the work of organization has been
very strongly agitated, culminating in
the united action of the farmers. W.
B. Ellis, state secretary of the Farm
ers' Union of Nebraska, was present
at the meeting and gave a very inter
esting address along the lines of the
organization of these unions. The
members also elected their officers for
the ensuing year, selecting P. A. Horn
as their president; P. E. Tritsch, vice
president, and Louis Frvderich as sec
l etary-treasurer of the new organiza
tion. Frank M. Massie of Neha wka
was present at the meeting and gae
a very interesting address along the
lines of the good roads proposition
as it was viewed by the farmers in
his community and his remarks were
very much enjoyed, and he mad. clear
the position that he occupied in re
gard to the acitation that is coing en
all over the state en this important
question. The metincs of the union
in the future will be much larger, as
the interest shown by the residents
of that section is quite keen.
Tuesday evening was the tin wed
ding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J.
F. Wehrbein, marking the parsing of
ten years of wedded life and in honor
of the occasion a large numU-r of
the friends of this worthy couple de
cided to give them a surprise that
would make the occasion one long to
be very pleasantly remembered by the
guests of honor and accordingly they
gathered at the Wehrbein home and
completely surprised their host and
hostess. The evening was delight
fully spent in visiting and having a
most enjoyable time and as a token
of the e'Vent the friends presented Mr.
and Mrs. Wehrbein with a large num
ber of articles of tinware. Those
who were present to take part in the
occasion were: Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Schuetz and family, Will Bumnull
and family, Adam Stoehr ami fam
ily, August Xolting and family, Peter
Halmes and family, Philip Hirz and
family, Fred Kaffenberger and fam
ily, C. L. Mayabb and family, C. T.
Peacock and wife, Messrs and Me--dames
August KalTenbei ger, W. II.
Wehrbein, J. F. Gorder. J. V. Halt.
Mrs. Dick Osborn, of Omaha Misses
Sophia Hild, Lizzie Hirz, Tessie
Lentz, Marie Kaffenberger, Magcie
Kaffenberger and Dorothy McBride,
Messrs Albert Sergun, Herman Gra
ham, Henrv Liner Max Vallery,
Frank Fight, Walter Herger. Fritz
Tschirren, John Kaffenberger and
Sam Rhotten.
In the Omaha papers appears the
announcement of the marriage of Miss
Marie Richardson and Mr. Joseph S.
i Eaton, both of that city, which oc-
j curred on Saturday at Tapillion, when
the young people stole a march on
their friends by going to the Sarpy
county seat and being united in mar-
1 rjage by the P.ev. J. Wallace Larkin.
j "fhe groom i well known in this city,
being a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Gamble, and for a number of years
made his home in Plattsmouth, where
he posseses a large number of friends
among the younger people of the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Eaton will reside at
4508 Hamilton street until the late
spring, when they will remove to Kan
sas City to reside.
If you have anyming for sale adver
tise in the Journal.