The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, February 26, 1917, Image 1
plattemoutb it. Ilictii.'lPi VOL. XXXIV. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, I'EUKIWKY 2;. 1!17. No. 1H.. THE STORY OF IEF LOGAN FONTENELLE Inter e S. ting Lecture by .Mrs. Harriett Mac.Murphy at the Grand Theater Last Night. Fr-.Tn Friday's Daily. Th" story of Chief Logan Fonte nelle, chief of the Omaha tiibe of Indian-;, is on- that is closely woven into the history of the state of Nebraska, and the teritory from which the pres ent state was carved at the close of the great civil war. Any fact in con nection with the early history of Ne braska i- interesting- to those who now make this state their home, and last evening- lh'e who wi re interested in the history of the state were given a pleasing- treat in the lecture given at the Grand theater by Mrs. Harriett S. Mac-Murphy on the "Fontenelk' Flap" which she has in her possession and which was brought by her to this city for exhibition, and upon rave a short lecture. The vhich she j flag- bears :; the blue field but thirtv-one star.- widch represented the states of the Union in 1So4, when the flag was pre sented to the great chief of the Oma ha tribe at Washing-ton by President Pierce as a remembrance of the sign ing of the treaty between the United States government and the Omaha In dians, and which opened the lands on the west side of the Missouri river to settlement by the pioneers from other states, and was the commence ment of the plans for the territory of Nebraska. The local chapter of the Daughter? of the American Revolution has been named after the Treat Indian chief, and in remembrance of this Mrs. MacMurjhy brought the flag- down that it might be viewed by the mem bers and the citizens of Flattsmouth a- one of the priceless heirloom of the Fcntenelle family. The flag- was l M icMurphy by I.Vll 111 LI lJ . I. L ... .'li.. . .V--'i w j 'J i. '. j Mrs. Henry Fontenelle, one of the last of the original family living at the time of the signing- of the treaty, as a token of the esteem felt for her f ot her years of wcrk in the interest? of the Indians on the northern Nebraska reservations. It was a great, pleasure for the auditors to hear the story of the flag and the chapter from the early history of the territory. This t!-atv. which the flag represents as a f j T;MlT. Wf;S the SlfTlM OT tMO lUStl O CH hr meseckers into the state and it was 1 ciallon nas representatives, ine as f.nlv a few months until the teritorial ! relation cf clothiers also selected as oro-;tion was erfected and Gov- ! e president f or the enduing- year, F. ernor Francis Burt of South Carolina was installed as the head the ter- j ritory. that part of the then occupied a greater 1 northwest Th flair is i well worth seeing- as a remembrance of the many years ago since which time a great many wonderful events have occurred that has added stars to the flag and preserved these that were als cad v there. DEFEAT OF THE PAPil LIQN GIRLS FOR THE IECQND TIME 5! Fiom Fntrifiay's Daily. The Plattsmouth high school g-irl's basket ball team last evening took the team of the Papillion school down for their second defeat this season by the score of MT to IT and the game throughout was one filled with much interest to the fair sized crowd of fans who assembled to cheer on the Wal tH-im. For the Plattsmouth team Freda Saltier proved the most j successful in tossing the baskets and lhe last fow weeks are: A. W. lecn secured a large number of the scores ard J- - Ward, Will Oliver, jr., C. R made during the contest. From the .;rr iha. W-.I toMiii w!.s tVio mnct l"UIlillf, ll'l. V'V 4 - v ' - successful and kept the visitors guess-j 11 1 iL.' 11 . intr at an times uv men i'.ueiicn; playing- and knowledge of the grame. The girl's team of the high school have made a splendid showing- this season in the games they have played and their friends feel that they are deserving- of much credit for the splendid manner in which they have carried the colors of the high school here to victory. Will Spangler and wife of near Weeping Water were' in the city Sat tipday looking after a few matters rf business and visiting with friends. RALPH HAYNIE TOPS MARKET WITH CATTLE AT OMAHA From Fri-'nv's T.'iilv. j Ralph Haynie, the stock raiser, ve .suling; four miles northwest of this city shipped a carload of stock to i South Omaha yesterday where they topped the market and in fact brought the highest price every paid for a j single load of cattle shipped from j Cass county to the market. There were nineteen of the cattle averaging; 1,1ft) pounds and brought if 11. -30 a i- . . i .1 i : . i - i i i jiaiiureu, oemg uurcnaseu i) tne Snyder, Malone, Coffman Co. Air Ilaynie ooug-h.t these cattle on the South Omaha market for $7.00 a hundred, and they have been fatten ed on the stock farm of Mr. Haynie, averaging- a g-ain of tiiree pounds a day in weight through the application of scientific methods of Teeding-. With splendid silo facilities and feeding; shed Mr. Haynie has leen able to se cure good results by feeding- a com bination of conn, ground alfalfa and molasses. At the time Mr. Haynie bought the cattle for fatening he se cured three car loads and the car load sold yesterday at the price re- t-eived, more than paid for the cost 0f the entire three car loads, the greater part of which are still on the farm. C, C. WESCOTT RE ELECTED SECRETARY AND TREASURER From Friday's Pailv. The Nebraska Retail clothiers at their convention in Omaha on Wednes day selected their officers for the ensuing- year and in in doing- so again honored one of the Plattsmouth mer vtaiils, Mr. C. C. Wescott of the firm of C. E. Wescott's Sons, by returning him to the office of secretary-treasurer, which position he has filled so I l j l . . i . a creuitaoiy tne past two years, or ratn- cr, since tne organization oi tne re tailers' association. There could not have been a better choice for the po sition, as Mr. Wescott has taken a keen interest in everything that would be of benefit to the clothiers' associa tion in any way. He has by his en ergetic work in this association brought this city to the attention of the merchants of the state and as sisted in placing- the name of Platts- month in all sections where the asso- The II. Barclay of Pawnee City, who has been filling that position during- the i T-i i : : r 1 Pasi- t'a'- im """S was very interesting- in every way to ' the retailers of the state and much good was derived in the interchang-e of ideas in regard to the trad?. Those who attended the closing- sessions of the association from this city were: Philip Thierolf. C. C. Wescott, R. G. Rawls and Leonard Meisinger, all of whom remained for the banquet at the Fontenelle Wednesday night. PURCHASING NEW FORD CARS. T. II. Pollock, local representative of the Ford Auto company, has been having- a good deal of success in disposing- of the cars to the residents of this locality, but has found it difficult to secure the machines to fill the many orders, as the output of the cars fail to fill all the orders from the differ ent sections of the country. It is recommended by Mr. Pollock that those desiring to purchase cars this vear snoulu Poce ine,r oruerb aL vlKK to insure getting them filled by spring-. i i i i it . 1 i The who have secured machines in Hutchinson, C. D. Spangler, Chris t Parkeninc F. T. Wilson. W. F. Gil- I ' ' lespie, G. L. Meising-er, Philip Hen ! nlnrrc T A Tmn r. . A To,,1 Timn- a.. n.iMiaiiiuiiuiauiuun6 TAKEN TO OMAHA HOSPITAL. Ralph Sherwood, formerly of this city, but at present residing- at Val- ley, eoraska, was taken to Omaha this morning where he will be placed in the St. Joseph hospital in that city ior treatment lor pneumonia, from which he has been suffering-. Mr. Sherwood has a very severe case t f pneumonia and it has been found necessary to have him placed in the hospital for care and treatment. AVERY PRETTY HOME WEDDING Mr. Joseph Myron Wiles and Miss Jennie Livingston United in Mar riage at the Home of the Hride's Parents. From Saturday's Pnilv. One of the prettiest home weddings of the season occurred last evening at 0:.,0 at the home of Mr. and Mrs B. W. Living-ston, south of this city, when their daughter Miss Jennie Livingston was united in marriage tio Mr. Joseph Myron Wiles. The parlor of the Livingston home had been very charmingly arranged for the happy event in a color scheme of pink and white carried out in the de corations of pink and white sweet peas and ferns, which furnished an attractive setting for the ceremony that was to join for all time the hearts and lives of these two worthy young- people. A leautiful bower of ferns and sweet peas was arranged and here the contracting paties plig-hted their faith, the marriage lines being read by the Rev. Pontious, pastor of the United Brethern church. Preceeding- the wedding- Miss Rachel Living-ston. sister of the bride sang very sweetly, 1 Love inu truly and as the young- people entered the parlor unattended, the strains of the Lohengrin wedding march was played very softly by Miss Helen Livingston, another sister of the charming bride. The bride made a picture of beauty attired in a costume of white Gor- gette crepe trimmed with hand made silver embroidery and underbodice of pink silk messeline, and carrying a shower bouquet of bride roses. The only jewel worn was a platinum neck lace, the grift of the groom. Mr. Wiles, the gromm, was attired in the conventional black. Following the wedding- ceremony the members of the wedding- party and the immediate relatives of the contracting- parties, were served with very dainty and de- icvDtis refreshment. Mr. and Mrs. Wiles departed at over the Mis souri Pacific for Omaha from where they will depart on their honeymoon. The traveling- gown of Mrs. Wiles was of Cipion colored Gaberdean with pic ture hat to match the toilette. Beth of the young- people are well rtown throughout this section of Cass county where they have spent their ifetime and the friends with whom they have associated since childhood will rejoice with them in their happi ness and with the wish that the future years will bring only the brightest touches to their dream of love and happiness. The bride is a daug-hter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Livingston and is a young- lady of rare charm of charac ter and one of the most talented young- ladies in the community. The groom is a member of one of the most prominent families in Cass county and has been engaged in farm ing- in the vicinity of this city where he has made his home with his moth er, Mrs. Mattie Wiles, and is a young- man of the highest standing- in the community in which he has been reared to manhood. The young- peo ple will be at home after May 1st on the farm of the groom west of Mynard where they expect to reside. HOUSE AND BARN ARE BURNED TQ THE GROUND From Saturday's Daily. The house and barn on the Andrew Olsen farm two miles southwest of town were burned to the ground about 3 o'clock Monday morning-. Mr Olsen who lives a helf mile south of the place was awakened by the little skift of hail that fell during- the nig-ht and noticed the fire and hur ried to the scene and it was only by the assistance of a few neighbors that tne nre was Kept irom burning- a crib of corn and a granery. The ori g-in of the fire was a mystery' as the family that had been living- in the house had moved most of their thing-s away on Saturday. The farm had been sold to Siren Skamris who was to take possession on March 1st. Weeping" Water Republican. MOVING INTO CITY. From S.itunlay's railv. W. H. Seybert, who a few months ago purchased the property of Henry Hilbert, west of t.h" city, near the Ritcchie place, is moving- in from hi. farm near Cullorn, and in a few dnys the family will be ettb in their new home, and be prepaid to enjoy a re t from the strenuous life on the farm. The many friends of the Seybert fam ily will extend to them a hearty wel come to the city and their new horn--. WASHINGTON BIRTHDAY AT THE MASONIC mm From Friday's T.ii!y. Yesterday being Washington's birthday the occasion was observed in a titling; manner at the ..iasanic Home by the inmates of the Home in a short program v. nidi was patriotic in its nature and vt ry pleasing- throughout. The aged n-mbeis of the Home family gathered to join in the event and the different numbers were received with a great deal of appreciation by the assembly of all those whose health would permit them to attend. Mrs. II. J. Matthew.-. ne of the oldest members of the home whose hair has been silvered by ninety years of life, gave a very interesting- story of the American flag as well as that of General Washington and his part in the forming of the republic. L. F. Sallee also contri buted a very interesting addiess on the life of Washington bringing- out i great many points of interest in the career of the Father of His Country. One of the pleasures of the evening was the Evan K. Long-, who h recitatrm oi passed his ninety-first year, and Mr. Long m a very clear manner gave a portion of the address of Ifcitdcl Webster, de livered at the Boston common in on which -occasion -Mr. Long, then just verging into manhood, had been present, and he grave the eloquent words of the griant of the senate in a very entertaining- manner and dis played his wonderful memory of the event of so many years ago. A num ber of patriotic songs were also ,ieii i tiie nieiiiiei ox ioe CAMERON A. CATHEY AND MISS RICHARD SON ARE MARRIED From Friday's Paily. Two more popular young people of the county have decided that hereafter they will join their live:, as one and accordingly on Shrove Tuesday even ing at th rectory of St. Luke's church in this city Mr. Cameron A. Cathey. of Murray, and Miss Euphemia E. Richardson were united in the bonds of holy wedlock, the beautiful Epis copal service being- performed by the Rev. W. S. Leete, rector of the church, in a very impressive manner. The wedding was a very quiet one, the bride and groom being unattended and the ceremony witnessed by Mrs. W. S. Leete and Madam Leete. The mar riage of these two estimable young people came as a great surprise to their many friends throughout the country, and in their new home tnej will carry the best wishes of a host of warm friends. The bride is a daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Richardson of Mynard, and a graduate of the Plattsmouth schools, and a lady uni versally loved and esteemed by all J vno nave tne pleasure oi i.nmwuK , , . t i r l i her. The rrroom is one oi the best known young men residing in the vicinity of Murray where he has been engaged in farming- west of that place, and here the young- people will make their home. The young- people will be showered with the well wishes of those who know them for a happy married life in the years to come. LARGE NUMBER VISIT CITY. From Satu relay's Daily. Quite a large number from the nearby territory were in the city to day attending- to their week-end shopping- with the merchants. Most of those coming in with automobiles re port the roads as excellent and espe cially so for this season of the year. It has, so far, been one of the best winters for automobile travel that has been experienced in this section of the west. THE SCHOOL BOARD IS VICTORIUS r--..ia Fi i.1. 's- I i! i h.'s al terr.oo'j at '. o c!o; Judge Begi'-y handed down District lis decis- ion m tli'. c ,r .- C!l in 1 Ii stri'-t No. Educat inn, 1 avai.'ist th.- Board questioning- the legality of the elec- Rowtn and J. W. Thomas. The result tian that resulted in the carrying- of j of the examination is sent to the gen-tie.- .ir,(i!io additional bonds for theieial office of the commission at Min 'onstrucii ,n of a high x hoo! build- ntapolis and the successful person ?e- ii:g. The court found that there had he-en eleven votes east for the bonds lhat were illegal and that twelve il legal vo;.e had b f n cast again-t the i.oiid-. It was found that thoe vol- ing- illegally had done so not knowing" that thev were rot entitled to vote. It was further found that Fred Wvnn SllOUl.l a legal uive ocen allowed to vote as prorertv owner and that his vote s bonds. iou!d have been ca.-t for the The election is declared legal an; he costs of the suit will have to be paid by the plaintiffs in thr The il.' isin of the district tction. oi tne oi-tricL court brings victory for the school board of the U: s; ' school district who have de fended the legality of the action. h:A rutieii the plaintiffs in the case will take is not ku iwn as they have tv. nty das in which to prepare an appeal and file the bono to cover the : osts i') the case. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR SOCIETY ENTERTAINS AT THE HUNTER HOME Fr.'-m Sati:rlfiv' I a The pietty home of M nd Mrs. Wm. Hunter on North Eighth street was the scene of most delight I ill CV: nir.g party last evening, when Mes dames Mary Allison. John Gordernnd Mrs. Hunter and daughter. Miss Helen, entertained the members of the Christian Endeavor society of the Presbyterian church and their friends at a charming- George Washington bhthday party. In deference to the birthday of the Father of Our Coun ty, the pretty parlors of the Hunter home had been made very attractive with flag decorations, interspersed with pictures of Washington, all of v.hich were very artistically arranged, and a number of the ladies powdered their hair and wore the little lace caps rnd fichu worn in Washington's time. The hostesses had made various plans for the entertainment of their guests and the first one introduced consisted of a guessing- contest. Pictures of vaiious prominent men of different nations, who were in the limelight during- these perilous times, had been placed at various puu-es in the rooms, and each g-uest was tequircd to guess the name. In the final summing up it was found that Rev. McClusky had guessed the largest number correctly and he was awarded a box of candy. As rn emblem of the occasion, the guests wore little red cardboard hatch ets throughout the evening. After lis tening to several grafinola selections the guests were invited into another room, where a cherry tree had been arranged, with a bowl of cherries on the table. The guests were blindfold ed and then asked to pin a cherry in its proper place on the tree, and in this contest Mr. Farley captured the prize a Washington birthday favor in the shape of a cherry tree stump with the cherry decorations. The guests were then entertained wnn , wi.; ,-;tto oWiions pi j . .. . , . , ano selections by Mr. McClusky, songs and recitations by little Miss Cathe rine McClusky. In the meantime the hostesses had been preparing- a de licious luncheon, and when all was in readiness the guests were requested to file out into the dining room, where a buffet luncheon was served, and to which all did ample justice and which was not the least appreciated of the many g-ood things the hostesses had planned for the entertainment of their guests. Just prior to the close of the evening's entertainment Miss Bernice Newell entertained the company with some pleasing selections, which were most thoroughly appreciated by all. It being near the midnight hour the guests extended their warmest thanks to the hostesses for their most kind hospitality and declared them the most excellent entertainers, as every one had a good time H O LI ) IN G EX A M I N ATI ON. Pi-fin S: terd.iy's l:iily. The examination for rural mail car riers at Union and Mynard was held tiiis morning- at. the postoffk-e in this city, conducted by Frank A. Cloidt, local secretary of the civil service commission. There were quite a num. Irtr of applicants present to take the namir.ation, including- Adam W. Meisinger oi' Mynurd. Durwood Lynde, Benjamin II. McCarroll, Clyde Lyr.de and John L. Barritt of Union; Robert. Wohlfa:th, Walter J. Olson, W. E. lected there for the positions. COUNTY COM MISSIONERS IN SESSION TODAY From T hlav's Daiiv. county commissioners enryjthat Clint had been killed by a tram Snoke. C. E. Heebner and Julius A. I jn western New York, and up until Pitz came in this morning- to look up the time of his arrest here it had been the matter of the application for the p-jpposed that he had answered the opening up of several roads in dif- ast ron can. He has been in Omaha ferent parts of the county, as well as for tne past two wf.el;s poking em to estimate the cost end expense of payment and seems to have been making these roadways. The board qUite successful as he was wei. sup also spent some time in looking- over pl Ic?ci with money when taken int.. the proposition made by R. L. Mc- custody. It has been several years Donald of Lincoln, representing the ?jnce the Billings family left the city Gulion Iron Works & Mfg. CH of to make their home in the west and Gaiion, Ohio, the largest manufac- j Clint has not resided here for a much turer of good roads implements in longer time. leaing when a mere lad the country, embracing drags, scrap ers, ditchers and culverts, which he is introducing into the state of Ne braska. Mr. MacDonald has been over several of the counties in south eastern Nebraska, looking- over the roads and taking up with the county boards the need of new machinery to cities to secure funds with which to assist in making the roads better, j asj;;st his mother and younger broth The representative of the company cl. n getting- set led in thtir new was supplied with a large number of , home in the west. The young man photographs showing- the making of . was DOrn jn this city where his fam roaas through the use -of the Gaiion jjy had resided for a great many machinery and the showing made a vears and at one time the greater very g-ood impression on the board of part Df the south portion of the city commissioners who are thinking some- vas tne property of the grandfath v.hat of securing supplies in the way er 0f the unfortunate young man. of machinery for use in the different : an(j here Clint spent his boyhood un load districts of the county. AUTO ACCIDENT ON VINE STREET LAST NIGHT From Saturday's Daily. Quite a serious automobile spill oc curred last night on Washing-ton av enue which while it did not result in serious injury to any of the members of the party did a great deal of dan the auto which was the prop- j .f Joseph Skalak. The accident' e to ertv o cocti'-ed near the Heisel residence, just this side of the turn from Elm street into the avenue. From what can be learned of the particulars of the accident it seems that the steer ing- gear of the car become deranged in some way as the car came around the slight curve into the avenue and before it could be stopped crashed in- to the curbing- on the north side of the street and after running a few feet upon the bank the machine over- turned, falling- on the right side and doing much damage to the machine. The front axel of the machine was uadlv bent as the result of the acci- dent and the fenders of the righ hand side of the machine badly bent and twisted out of shape while the wind shield was completely demolished and the frame twisted in a very bad man- ner. The top of the car was also torn loose and will require consider- has been visiting with a son at Trum able work to repair it. The car was hull. She has been in very good righted and towed to the Amick par- age w here it will be repaired. The members of the party are for- tunate in escaping- serious injury from the accident, for as far as can be learned they suffered only a severe shaking up and bruising- from the mix-up. Cameron Cathey and L. G. Todd, jr., of near Murray, drove in this morning from their homes and departed on the early Burlington train for Omaha, where they will attencr"the automobile show. F. J. Henning-s and two sons came up Saturday afternoon from their home in Eig-ht Mile Grove precinct to visit for a few hours. FORMER PLATTS MOUTH BOY DE SERTS THE ARMY Clint Billings Deserted the Army l ie Years Ago, and Was Captured Here Saturday Night. Yesterday morning- Chief of police William Barclay toot: into custody Clint Hilling's, who had drifted bad; to the old home town after years of wandering and who is wanted for de sertion from the United States army five years ago. It was in that Billings deserted from Ft. Omaha and since that time he has been waridei ing over the country, visiting- first a one place and another, but the t range part of it was that he traveled under his own name and did not attempt to conceal his identity. Several months ago it was currently reported to shift for himself in the world. Enlisting- in the army he served a short time there, and in li12 wander ed away from the post at Fort Omaha and has since been on the go from on portion of the coutry to the other, remaining- a short time at different L:i 1P ctaiied out in the world to make his way. Mr. Billings was taken to Omaha by Chief Barclay and there turned over to the federal authorities who will have charge of the case. The young- man stated at the jail that in another month the time limit for his apprehension would have expired and that he could have enjoyed his free dom unmolested, but was unfortun ately caught before the time was up and will be forced to face the music. His boyhood friends will regret very much to learn vt his unfortunate plight and trust that he ma ocape without a severe sentence. DEATH OF FRED MAJOR'S MOTHER AT TRUMBMLL, NEB. message was received late Sat- urdav evening bv Fred Majors of this city, conveying the sad news of the death at Trumbull, Nebraska, of his mother, Mrs. Mary Majors, who p..ss- ej awav very suddenly. The news came as a great shock to Mr. Majors an(j family as thev were not aware 0f the illness of the mother and the nrst intimation was in the message that brought word cf her death. Mrs. Majors was seventy-three years of age an(j made her home at Friend, Ne- braska, but for the past few weeks health up to the last few daj-s when j she complained of not being well, but it vvas not thought to be anything- of a serious nature until a few moments before her death. The end :ame peacefully, Mrs. Majors i all ing asleep and passing- away pently. She leaves to mourn her death seven children, the husband and two chil dren having preceeded her to the Better World some years ago. Mr. Majors departed yesterday morning for Trumbull and will accompany the body from that place to Friend, where the funeral services will be held tommorrow afternoon and the body laid to rest in the cemetery in that city. Mrs. Fred Majors and children will leave tomorrow morning to attend the funeral service.