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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, APRIL 23, 1917.
THE PASSING OF
H. E. VROMAN AN
From Friday's Daily.
In the passing of II. E. Vroman,
who was called to the great beyond
yesterday afternoon, the community
has lost a valuable man and worthy
citizen and to the members of his
family, a devoted father. During the
months of illness, suffering from the
dread affliction of hardening of the
arteries, the deceased had borne with
patience the suffering that had been
laid upon him with patience and with
true Christian faith awaited the time
when the voice of the Master might
bid him lay aside the burden and rest
Mr. Vroman was born November
near Toledo, O., and here he
r-pent hi; young manhood, removing
later to Ilerrr.on, 111., where he made
his home with his family for over
forty years, and was universally loved
and respected by all those who had
the pleasure cf knowing him. Sixty
years ago Mr. Vroman joined with
the Methodist church, and since that
time had been a devoted member of
that faith, and his long and useful
Christian life stands as a monument
of his worth as a man and a follower
of the Christian faith. Five years
ago Mr. Vroman suffered the be
reavement and loss of his wife and
helpmate and a year ago came to
Plattsrr.cuth to make his home with
his son, L. E. Vroman and family,
who have tenderly cared for the
father during the long months of his
illness. To mourn his loss there re
mains seven children. L. E. Vroman,
Plattsmouth; Mrs. E. Hills, Golva,
North Dakota; Frank Vroman, Nor
tcnville, X. D.; Mrs. Frank Leivan,
Winfield, Kan.; Ray Vroman, Jeffer
son, la.; Henry and Edward Vroman
of La Salle, 111. Two sisters, Mrs.
Jesse Titus of Stuart, 111., and Mrs.
William Smith of Herman, Ilk, are
also left to mourn the passing of this
This afternoon at 3 o'clock a short
funeral service was held at the L. E.
Vroman home in the south part of the
city, conducted by Rev. T. A. Trus
cott of the Methodist church, and
which was attended by a large num
ber of the friends and neighbors of
the family. The body will be taken
ea.-t to Hcrmon, 111., tonight on No.
10. to be laid to rest beside that of
the wife in the cemetery near the
PETERS & PARKER
GET CONTRACT FOR
Fmm Friday's Dailv.
The members of the board of edu
cation, together with the architects
of the new high school and grade
building, Messrs Berlinghof and
Davis, yesterday afternoon opened
the different bids for the construction
of the building, at the city hall. There
were some six or seven firms repre
sented in the bidding and the lowest
. of the bids received was from the
firm of Peters & Parker of this city
for the general contract, and upon the
preparing of a contract satisfactory
to the board and their attorneys the
cent! act will be closed with this firm.
On the heating and plumbing of the
building the firm of L. W. Pomerine
& Co., of Lincoln, was awarded the
contract, being the lowest bidders on
the job. The board decided that the
bid? for the wiring of the building
would be re-advertised as those re
ceived were not satisfactory.
The delay that has been accasioned
by litigation and the necessity of an
additional bend election has caused a
great deal of advance in the price of
materials of all kinds, and those fa
miliar with the condition cf affairs
state that the building could have
been erected cheaper by $10,000 had
the board been able to go ahead with
the letting of the contract following
the voting of the $15,000 bonds. How
ever, the work will be commenced as
soon as possible in hopes that the
building may be ready for the use cf
the school at the commencement of
the term, next September.
American flags, from 5c up, at the
CALLED TO ILLINOIS CY DEATH.
From Friday's Daily.
Last evening J. II. Meisinger and
son, Adam Meisinger, of near Cedar
Creek, departed on No. 2 for Pekin,
111., where they were called by the
death of Mrs. Trinkous, a sister-in-law
of Mr. J. II. Meisinger. The lady
passed away on Wednesday and the
funeral will be held today at that
place. Mrs. Meisinger found it im
possible to accompany her husband
and son back to the old home for the
services there of the departed sister.
The grief that has been visited upon
Mrs. Meisinger and family will be
greatly regretted by the many friends
throughout this portion of the county
A further step in the co-ordination
of industry and war to meet the na
tional emergency was taken by manu
facturers and retailers at the annual
banquet of the United National Cloth
iers, held during the buying conven
tion in Chicago, the' week beginning
April 9th, according to C. C. Wescott,
who attended this big manufacturing
The association sent a message to
President Wilson offering every as
sistance possible to the movement in
the crisis brought on by our nation's
entry into the European war. The
association went on record to the ef
fect that manufacturers and dealers
should array themselves against the
taking of exorbitant profits and
should spare no effort to keep prices
to the lowest possible level.
Mr. Wescott, who is the member in
this city for the United National
Clothiers, says that the gothering he
attended made prominent the import
ant fact that good clothing is not to
be above the reach of the ordinary
pecketbook very soon.' "While food
stuffs are soaring, some articles hav
ing advanced ,"300 or 400 per cent, the
advance in wearing apparel has been
trifling in comparison; the leather
shortage being responsible for the
most marked price advance, which is
One of the principle purposes of
the organization, of which Mr. Wes
cott is a member is to keep down the
cost of clothing. In this great co
operative movement, certain clothiers
from fourteen middle west states have
joined, forming the United National
Clothiers, with a capital of $1,000,000.
Twice a year these merchants meet
in Chicago and buy together from
manufacturers, eliminating the mid
dleman and his profit. By combining
orders these hundreds of merchants
get quantity prices the very lowest
prices and so are able to keep down
the cost of merchandise to the public.
What they save in buying they give
to their customers.
The goods purchased by Mr. Wes
cott at the convention are from the
choicest lines from leading manufac
turers and include everything sold in
clothing and men's furnishing stores.
The styles are up-to-the-minute.
The United National Clothiers be
lieve in the standardization of mer
chandise and so have adopted a label,
which, placed on the clothing, is a
guarantee of quality. This method of
merchandising, Mr. Wescott says, is
growing in popularity as its benefits
to the customer are more generally
understood. Co-operation, which
means cutting out waste and unneces
sary expenses in getting goods from
the manufacturers to the consumer,
is undoubtedly to be the watchword
of merchandising in the future.
MOVES TO NEW LOCATION.
From Friday's Daily.
The undertaking parlors of J. P.
Sattler, which have been located in
the building on South Sixth street
occupied jointly by Mr. Sattler and
the auto agency of T. H. Pollock, are
beiitg removed to the building of -1.
F. Warga on Main street. Mr. Sattler
will have his office in the main room
on the street floor of the building, and
the undertaking rooms will be located
on the second floor of the building,
where there is ample room and which
will make a very convenient place
for the establishment. Mr. Sattler
will be fully settled in a few days in
the new location, and be ready to look
after all calls in his line.
Wall Paper, Paints, Glass, Picture
Framing. Frank Gobelman.
E. J. RICHEY CELE
BRATED HIS BIRTH
From Friday's Dailv.
Yesterday being the birthday an
niversary of E. J. Richey, he was
treated to a most pleasant surprise
at his home in a dinner party arrang'
ed by Mrs. Richey and in which a
number of friends gathered to see
that the anniversary was observed
in a fitting manner and to enjoy a
most delightful evening with their
host and hostess. The rooms of the
beautiful Richey home were prettily
arranged in a color scheme of red
and white which was carried out both
in the decorations and in the refresh
ments. Red carnations were used ex
tensively in the decorations of the
table and added a very pleasing touch
while at each plate a tiny boat, bear
ing a small silk American flag served
as place cards and proved a most ap
propriate and patriotic feature of the
pleasant occasion. The dinner was
served in six courses and was one
greatly enjoyed by the members of
the party and following the dinner
the evening was spent in music and
at cards which served to pass the
time very pleasantly. The guests in
departing joined in wishing Mr.
Richey many more such happy gath
erings in the future. Those who
were in attendance were, Mr. and
Mesdames W. A. Robertson, C. W.
Baylor, F. L. Cummins,, G. O.
Dovey Miss Verna Cole and Mr. H.
From Saturday's Dally.
At the next meeting of the Platts-
mouth Commercial club to be held
on Wednesday evening, April 25th,
there will be special features in the
nature of motion picture perform
ances, as well as a smoker to serve
in making the occasion one of great
pleasure and interest to those who
attend. It has been arranged to have
Mr. R. C. Routsong of Dayton, Ohio,
present to address the club and to
have charge of the program of the
evening. Mr. Routsong, is one of the
active publicity men of the Ohio city
and one who is well qualified to speak
along the line of public enterprises,
and should be a splendid feature of
the evening's entertainment. The
motion pictures shown will include
three reels, showing "The Troubles of
of a Storekeeper," "Settlement Work
in Dayton," as well as a comic film.
This meeting of the club will be
held on Wednesday next at Coates'
hall and will commence at 8 o'clock
sharp, it is absolutely free in every
way and the citizens of Plattsmouth
are cordially invited to be present
and enjoy the, occasion. It will be
well worth the time of anyone one to
attend and get in touch with the dif
ferent matters that are of vital con
cern to the city. Henry Soennichsen
will be in charge of the smoker and
will see that there is plenty of the
famous Platsmouth brands of smokes
on hand to make the occasion one of
more than usual pleasure so all those
who can should figure on being in
SON AND HEIR AT
THE HOME MR. AND
MRS. G. W. SMITH
From Saturday's Dally.
This morning a message was re
ceived in this city announcing the fact
that a fine little son and heir had ar
rived at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Chauncey W; Smith in Lincoln, that
tipped the scales at seven pounds, and
with the mother doing nicely had
brought great joy to the proud father.
The advent of the young man was
also the source of much joy to Mr.
and Mrs. J. P. Falter, the grandpar
ents, who join with the parents in
the happiness that the event has oc
casioned. Mrs. Smith was formerly
Miss Emma Falter of this city, and
the host of friends will extend to the
parents their congratulations and best
wishes for the future welfare of the
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The above represents fcfr generations of one of the prominent Cass
county families, that of John Lohnes, Sr., and in the photograph Mr. Lohnes
appears with his daughter Mrs. James Terryberry, Mrs. Otto Schafer, a
grandaughter, and James Schafer, the eight months old great-grandson.
The photograph was taken by V. V. Leonard of this city, and is a .splendid
picture of the members of this estimable family. It is quite an unusual
event to gather four generations of one family all in the best of health and
with the prospect? of years of "life before them.
FRED KISSLIHG BURNED
AT BURLINGTON SHOPS
From Saturday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon Fred Kissling,
one of the painters employed in the
freight car department of : the Bur
lington shops in this city, met with
a very serious accident while engaged
in some work in the steel car shop.
A small crude oil furnace used for
heating rivets was near where he was
working and the flame from the fur
nace blowing out, suddenly resulted in
burning Fred bery badly, the face
and both hands suffering severe burnS
that will lay him up for some time.
The injured man was taken to the
office of the company surgeon, where
the injuries were dressed and the
victim made as comfortable as possi
ble, although the pain was quite in
tense and gave the patient little rest.
BOYS IN NAVY PROGRESSING.
From Friday's Daily.
Letters received from Charles Do
vey, state that he, together with Ben
Windham and George Eennie of this
city, who recently enlisted in the
United States navy, have been ordered
from the training station at Great
Lakes, 111., to Norfolk, Va., where the
government navy yard is located, for
further instruction to prepare them
for actual service at sea or where the
necessities may require them to be
sent. The boys are in the best of
health and feel that the expsrience
in the navy will be a splendid thing
for them in every way, and do not re
gret in the least their embarking on
the trip to do service for the Stars
PURCHASES ,EW PAIGE AUTO.
From Saturday's Daily.
Clyde H. Fuller has just purchased.
one of the most attractive automo
biles that has been brought to the
city in a fine new Paige "six" car of
the sedan type, and which is undoubt
edly one of the most pleasing ma
chines of this type that has been
brought to this city. The Paige claims
the "most beautiful car in America"
and their sedan type certainly has the
looks, and should make Mr. Fuller a
most delightful vehicle. The car was
secured through the agency cf Vv'ill
Home grown alfalfa seed for sals.
Inquire of S. O. Cole, Mynard, Neb.
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;0CiAL EVENT OF
THE DEGREE OF HONOR
Fion Fnt relay's Dally.
One of the most delightful social
events which has been the good for-i
tune of the members of the Degree !
of Honor to enjoy occurred Thursday j
evening at the A. O. U. W. hall j
when -a "kids" party was given as a
social feature of the occasion. The
members of the order came in all j
manner of costumes of childhood days .
and representations were- present1
from the infants in arms to the sweet i
girl graduates and the different cos-
tumes brought forth a great deal of
enjoyment as the new arrivals added
to the array of representatives of j
childhood days. The evening was j
given over entirely to soeialibmty
with singing and dancing as features
of the occasion, and the floor of the
dance hall was crowded with the
"kids" to enjoy to the utmost the
pleasant event that had been arranged
for them by the committee in charge, j
Dainty and delicious refreshments j
served at a suitable hour aided in j
making the evening one of the rarest !
party and it was voted that the event
was one of the most delightful in
the history of the organization. The
ladies of the Degree of Honor know
well how to prepare a pleasant so-j
cial evening and those who attended j
felt amply repaid for their attendance '
in every way. 1
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IN NEW LINE OF BUSINESS.'?
From Friday's Daily.
Paul SV-le'an, vb has in the
past displayed a spirit of energy an 1
push in several lines oi I usiness, has- I
decided to embark in a new line and i
accordingly has taken up the real es
tate business, and already has a num
ber of places listed for rent and sale ,
in different parts of the city. Paul;
is a hustler and desires that all who
have property for sale or rent to list
the same with him to dispose of for
Dr. G. H. Gilmore and Don C.
Rhoden of Murray were in the city
today for a few hours looking after
some business matters. This is the
first time Mr. Rhoden has been in
the city since his accident of a week
ago, when he was kicked in the knee
by a horc.
Dawson WTiii Fix It.
J " I
MATCH A DRAW; BUT
PAPPAS GETS FALL
From Paturtlny's Dally.
The wrestling match last evening
at the Crystal Star roller rink attract
ed quite a large number of the fol
lowers of the sport to witness the go
between Gus Pappas, the fast and sci
entific Greek wrestler of St. Louis,
and Rudy Warner, the Hcwells, Neb.,
mat artist, and while the match was
called a draw the only fall secured
was won by the Greek exponent of the
art of wrestling. Pappas, with a ham
meilock, secured the first fall in eight
een minutes, when he laid the How
ells man on the mat for the count
and was given the honor of drawing
the opening round of the match. In
the second bout there was consider
able dispute between the contestants
over the methods used in the wrestle,
both of the wrestlers claiming too
much roughness was employed, while
Warner complained cf an injured
shoulder and neck which the rough
handling did not improve, and as a
result of this disagreement among
the parties the "referee decided to
call the match a draw, and all bets
off on the affair. This was not great
ly relished by Pappas and his man
ager, but stood, and the match was
declared an even break. In the pre
liminaries there were several good
matches, that between William Mad
son of Omaha, the seven-foot wrest
ler, and one of the soldier boys being
: especially enjoyed. Pappas was gen-
j erally accepted as the fastest and
j most skillful wrestler that has ap
I peared in the city and showed a great
! knowledge of tha game from start
TO FORMER CASS
The following taken from the Bur
well, (Nebraska) Tribune gives the
details of a very pleasant surprise
given Mr. and Mrs. Andy Morrow,
former residents of this county, but
who for the past few years have
been residents of this county, but who
for the past few years have been resi
dents of Garfield county:
A pleasant surprise was pulled off
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Andy
Morrow on Wednesday, March 28,
when about 80 of their friends and
neighbors congregated there to re
mind them that it was their twenty
third wedding anniversary.
Andy was out riding fences and
forgot that he had ever been mar
ried until he arrived at the house
and found nearly all of the guests
However, Mr. and Mrs. Morrow
proved eqqual to the occasion and are
to be congratulated for the way in
which they entertained the crowd.
It is not necessary to say that all
things went well, and after a boun
teous dinner was served, music was
there from all corners of the globe.
Things were made ready for a wed
ding ceremony, but all of a sudden
the news was noised about that the
groom was making his escape by the
aid of the bed room window, and he
would have succeeded, but for the
fact that just before he reached the
barn dcor, preceeded by Frank
Smith, who was to be best man,
Andy run out of gas, and was forced
to slow up, and by so doing was dis
covered and by the aid of nearly all
present and the assistance of the
lariet rope he was finally roped and
brought in and the ceremony was
performed after which the guests de
parted for their homes, wishing Mr.
and Mrs. Morrow many happy re
turns of the day, and feeling that
they had spent a day that it takes
"some time to forget.
TO ESTABLISH BOWLING ALLEY.
From Fridav's Dally.
J. E. McDaniel was in Omaha today
completing arrangements for the se
curing of fixtures for the fine new
bowling alley that he will establish
in the east room of the Anheuser
Busch building, after the first of May.
Mr. McDaniel will also act as agent
in Cass county and Mills county, la.,
for the new temperance malt prepa
ration of the Pabst Brewing company.
DEATH OF FORMER
From SAttirdav's Dailv.
From Yinita, Oklahoma, comes tlu
news of the death of William H.
Gingery, a resident of PLittsmouth
for a great many years, and who will
be well remembered by a large cir
cle of friends. Mr. Gingery has
made his home in Oklahoma for the
past several years and but little was
heard of the family until a Utter
received here by Mr. and Mrs. W. K.
P'ox from Mrs. Gingery, conveyed the
news of the death which occurred on
the morning of April 12th Mr. Gin
gery was taken with a stroke of
apoplexy on Friday, April Gth. and
gradually grew worse until ':4."
Thursday morning. He was laid to
re.st at Vinita on Saturday last. For
a long period of years Mr. Gingery
was a well-known and familiar figure
in this city, and with those he came in
contact with was universally respect
ed and esteemed and the news of his
death comes as quite a blow to the
old friends. He leaves to mourn his
death the widow, Mrs. Mollie Gingery.
DEATH OF C. E. FRIB
BLE, AN OLD AND
From Saturday's Dnily.
At his home in Louisville Thursday
evening, April 19th, C. E. Pribbl.'
passed away after a week's ilhi'-s,
suffering from stomach tiouble. Mr.
Dribble had not been thought danger
ous until shortly before death came
to him, and passed peacefully away.
Mr. Pribble was one of the best k.iown
residents of Louisville, where he had
made his home for a great many
years and was a man universally loved
and rerpected by those who h'ld th-1
pleasure cf knowing him. The funeral
of Mr. Pribble will be held Sunday
at 2 o'clock fron the home at Louis
ville and th2 boJ;. laid to reft i.er
The two sons, Aithur E. I'ribb'.e and
Ernest M. Pribbl?, of Oklahcma, ar
rived at the bedside of the fathtr
just after his death, and after thtir
long journey were unable to take a
last farewell cf the love 1 one. To
the family the sympathy of the many
friends throughout Cass county will
be extended in their hour of gik-f.
From Saturday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon Miss Mathilde
Soennichsen entertained in a charm
ing manner at her home on North
Eighth street at a miscellaneous
shower, complimentary to Mks Nora
Rosencrans, whose marriage to Mr.
Waldemar Soennich.stn occurs next
week. The pleasant Soennichsen home
was tastefully arranged in a decora
tive scheme of green and white, the
idea being carried out in the white
carnations and green ferns, and made
a fitting setting for the happy oc
casion. The afternoon was spent
chiefly in the plying of the bu-y
needle, in making pleasing articles of
needlewoik that were presented to the
bride-to-be by the friends, together
with a great many other dainty and
appropriate gifts that will be treas
ured in the new home. A number of
musical selections were given, includ
ing a vocal number by Mrs. John W.
Falter, which served greatly to the en
joyment of the afternoon. At a suit
able hour very dainty refreshments;
were served by the hostess and com
pleted an afternoon of more than
usual pleasure. Miss Rosencrans, the
guest-of-henor, was showered with
the best wishes of the young ladies as
well as with handsome gifts, for a
great many years of happiness and
bliss in the years to come.
JOSEPH II. SMITH ILL.
Frni Saturday's Daily.
The friends of Joseph H. Smith will
be very sorry to learn that Mr. Smith
has been quite sick at the national
soldiers' home at Leavenworth, Kan.,
since returning to that place after a
short visit here with his family and
friends. Mr. Smith, however, is show
ing some signs of improvement.
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