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Neb 8UU Historical Soc
No. 216.
An Enthusiastic Meeting at the Ma
sonic Temple, Represented By
Workers From All Over
the County.
The drive for Red Cross week in
Cass county was started last evening
at a meeting held at the Masonic tem
ple and in which a very large number
of the enthusiastic workers from all
over the county were present to take
part. The local chapter of the Red
Cross had arranged for those from
out in the county to gather here with
them, and accordingly plans were laid
for the entertainment of the visitors
at luncheon. The ladies of the chap
ter in this city arranged the feast,
and the Masonic order generously do
nated the use of their banquet hall
for the gathering, and here the guests
and visitors were entertained. The
table, stretching the- length of the
hall, was filled to its utmost capacity
and made very beautiful with decora
tions of American flags and red and
white peonies, that added a pleasing
touch to the scene. The serving was
also looked after in a very charm
ing manner by a number of the young
ladies garbed in the Red Cross uni
form. Dr. T. P. Livingston, vice-president
of the local chapter, presided as toast
master of the meeting and welcomed
the visitors from all over the county,
as well as Judge Paul Jessen of Ne
braska City, the principal speaker of
the evening. Dr. Livingston gave a
short outline of the Red Cross society
and its workings, and the fact that
the society was dependent upon volun
tary contribution's alone, as the arti
cles of incorporation of the organiza
tion would not permit the receiving
or levying of taxes or money to aid
it on the part of the governments of
the different nations. The work of the
society was a blessing to mankind, the
doctor stated, and deserved the sup
port of every American citizen as it
would mean the saving of thousands
of American lives.
J. P. Falter read the list of the
amounts allotted to the different pre
cincts and wards, totaling the amount !
of $24,000, and which must be raised
this week, and he stated that there
was no question but that the people
would respond, and that the money
would be procured to be used in the
patriotic work.
Judge Paul Jessen, whose work in
the Otoe county chapter has been
most effective, was present on invita
tion of the local organization, ,and
gave a short outline of the work that
has been carried out in Nebraska
City and Otoe county in the way of
securing aid for the Red Cross cause.
The judge stated that as yet the
American people had not awakened
to the seriousness of the condition
confronting them and the questions
that the war with Germany was to
test. The question of the right of a
free democracy to exist upon the
earth without the fear of oppression,
and the right of all nations, great
and small to pursue their respective
destinies was the great stake for
which the conflict was being waged.
The American boys would be called
upon to shed their blood upon the
battle fields of the war in Europe, and
to protect and care for them in their
hours of pain and suffering the Amer
ican Red Cross was asking the sum
of $100,000,000, to establish and main
tain adequate hospitals and means for
saving the American lives. The sums
raised by the Red Cross would be ex
pended in securing supplies and would
be expended by the board at Washing
ton, whose members served without
salary. The service was for humanity
and the relief of human suffering,
Heretofore the American people had
cnly felt the work of the civilian
branch of the Red Cross, but the work
of the war would require the services
of every man and woman in the na
tion to back up the work of the army
by giving liberally of their funds to see
that the lives of the soldiers were
saved as far as possible. The war
was one that was to test whether or
not the free democracies of the world
were to be allowed to exist. The
speaker pointed out the devastation of
the Belgian nation as the fate that
would befall the" United States" if the
Prussian government would be able to
win the world War, and while it wa
up tp the United States to win, and
win they would, the speaker stated
that it was the duty of the people to
see that they did their full:.share in
the conflict in protecting the lives of
the men of the nation who were called
to the front to fight the battles of
the war. In Toronto, Canada, that
city had given $17 for every man,
woman and child to aid in caring for
the Canadian soldiers. Th'e work of
the Red Cross on the European bat
tle fields had saved thousands of lives.
The army hospital corps cared for the
first aid on the battle field, but in the
hospital and care of the wounded it
was the Red Cross hospital and nurses
at the army bases that cared for and
nursed the soldiers until they recov
ered from their wounds and injuries.
In the Crimean war when the Red
Cross was established, 60 per cent of
the wounded were permanently in
jured, while in the Jap-Russo war
only 2 per cent had been permanently
It was now the time to give, before
the American boys were on the bat
tle fields, so that their lives might be
saved in the hospitals that would be
established at the fronts by the
American Red Cross. To wait until
thousands had died from twarrb of
proper care would be a crime, and the
relatives and parents of the boys at
the front could look at those who
failed to give as parties to the crime.
In Otoe county the Red Cross work
had been divided into precincts and
these in turn into road districts, where
the men of the community were in
the campaign to raise the $23,000 al
lotted to that county. Already the
voluntary contributions in Nebraska
City had reached the sum of $4,500,
and the total of $10,000 allotted to
that city as their contribution would
be raised easily. In Dunbar, where
the sum of $1,100 had been appor
tioned as the amount to be raised,
there had been $550 already sub
scribed, and that the committee there
hoped to raise $1,500 before the cam
paign closes. The leading men in Ne
braska City had all donated from $250
to $1,000 for the work of the Red
Cross and were enthusiastic over the
opportunity to do their part.
Judge Jessen pointed out that it
was a duty to contribute to the care
of our boys on the battlefield and it
was not conferring a favor to make
contributions to the fund, but was
something that an American citizen
owed to his country and should be
glad and willing to do, or he was a
poor citizen.
He urged those who would do the
work in this community to see that
those who were able contributed ac
cording to their means. He stated
that the farmers, who had profited by
the high prices brought on by the
war, should be willing to give liber
ally now that our nation had been
forced to enter the conflict to protect
the democratic forms of government
of the world, and those who were safe
at home should extend a helping hand
to the brave boys on the battle field.
Following the address of Judge Jes
sen there was a discussion among the
different representatives from over
Cass county as to the best means of
raising the amount apportioned to this
county. Among those from out of
the city attending the meeting were:
Dr. G. H. Gilmore and W. G. Boedeker,
Murray; V. P. Sheldon and wife, Ne-
hawka; Dale Boyles and wife, Alvo;
F. Wolff, P. H. Roberts and wife,
Cedar Creek: Rev. G. A. Randall and
wife. Union; Mrs. Ora Copes, Alvo;
H. K. Frantz and wife, Eafile; Rue
Frans and wife, Union; Judge Paul
Jessen, Nebraska City. .
From Tuesday's Dally.
Last evening while Leonard Hawk
enbery was running from thejbusiness
section of the city to the scene of the
Baylor fire, he had the misfortune to
fall and seriously injure the knee
cap of the right leg in a very painf u
manner. He was running along the
walk on Vine street near the Fricke
residence and caught his foot in
wire stretched along the walk, with
the result that he was thrown to the
walk and injured his knee. He is con
fined to his bed for the present as the
result of the injury...
Judge Paul Jessen went to Platts
mouth this afternoon, where he will
deliver, an address before the Red
Cross chapter this evening, with
others. " Judge Jessen is doing some
fine work in this cause and is in
j great demand. Nebraska City NewsJ
W. Baylor's Barn Destroyed, To
gether With Several Head of
From Tuesday's Dally.
Last evening shortly after 9 o'clock
the fire alarm was sounded and a great
deal of excitement created as the
northern skies were ruddy with the
reflection of the flames caused by the
burning of the barn belonging to C. W.
Baylor and located just north of his
residence on Elm street. The blaze
was well under way when discovered
and it was impossible to check the
flames, and by the time the fire de
partment was on the job the barn was
practically destroyed. The fire will
cause a loss of something like $3,000
as five head of horses a swell as sev
eral sets of harness were burned, and
a large amount of hay and feed of all
kinds. The imprisoned horses were
trapped by the flames, and made the
air ring with their cries and strug
gles to get out of the barn, and one
succeeded in reaching the open air,
only to be electrocuted by a live elec
tric wire which had been burned from
a pole nearby and which, striking the
horse, killed it instantly. The shower
of sparks was intense and for a time
it seemed that several of the resi
dences near the fire must be swept
away, as the large particles of burn
ing wood scattered over the roofs of
the nearby houses. It was only by
the prompt work on the part of the
neighbors with several lines of gar
den hose that the houses of Mrs. Fred
Engelkeimer, C. W. Baylor, Mrs. Mary
Allison and Ed Becker were saved
from the onrushing flames. The barn
and sheds at the Engelkeimer home
caught fire from the shower of sparks
and were almost totally destroyed. A
small building adjoining the Baylor
barn, which was used by John Gorder
as a garage, was badly damaged by
the fire, and while the automobile be
longing to Mr. Gorder was saved from
the building, it was badly damaged
and will cause quite a loss to the
The barn of Mr. Baylor was burned
to the ground and the loss of the
building and contents will be about
covered by insurance. Mr. Baylor and
family and Guy Reese had left Sunday
afternoon on an auto trip ad vacation
in Kimball county, Nebraska, and
were not at home at the time of the
The cause of the fire seems a mys
tery and many surmises are offered
as to how the building caught fire, but
the only definite statement was to
the effect that the flames were first
discovered in the basement of the
barn and from there spread rapidly
through the structure until the doomed
building collapsed.
From Tuesday's Daily.
This morning a very racy case from
the vicinity of Union was staged in
the court of Judge M. Archer when
the bastardy case in which Miss Mabel
Rakes is the plaintiff and Ruben H.
Eaton, the defendant. The parties in
the case reside southeast of Union and
the case has attracted a great deal of
attention in that portion of the coun
ty, where both the plaintiff and de
fendant are well known. In the ac
tion in the court of Judge Arsher, J.
E. Douglass appeared as attorney for
the plaintiff, while C. A. Rawls acted
for the defendant. The testimony of
the plaintiff was taken and proved
very racy for the spectators present.
The plaintiff stated that she had since
September, 1916, up to March, 1917,
had relations with the plaintiff, and
that in December had become ill, but
did not inform the defendant of her
condition until in March. She stated
defendant had promised to marry her
before this time and had failed to
comply with the promise made. She
denied going with anyone else during
the month of December, 1916, except
t the defendant in the case. The testi
mony taken was deemed sufficient by
the court to hold -the defnedant over
for trial in' the district court when the
testimony of the defendant will be of
fered, as well as other witnesses. "
From Tuesday's Daily.
The Cass county delegation to the
state Sunday school convention were
guests in this city today for the noon
hour while en route by automobiles
from the different towns in the coun
ty to the state metropolis. The cara
van reached this city at 11 o'clock
and thirty-four cars carrying some
200 people were in the procession
when it reached this city. A short
auto parade was given and the Weep
ing Water band, one of the crack mu
sical organizations of the county, fa
vored the Plattsmouth people with a
short concert at Sixth and Main
street, which demonstrated that this
band, which is under the leadership
of E. H. Schulhof, of this city, is cer
tainly a coming success in the band
line. The Plattsmouth Sunday school
workers in autos joined the party
here and accompanied them on into
the metropolis to take part in the con
The Red Cross drive in Cass county
is resulting in the greatest of success
in every community where the appeal
has reached, and the response from
the patriotic citizens has been most
pleasing to the committees in charge
of the campaign in the different lo
calities, and ere Saturday night it
looks good that the full amount of
the 24,000 will be subscribed. The
meetings held in fhe diiferent localities
have met with a generous response in
all localities and the showing made
reflects great credit upon the people
of Cass county, who are heeding the
call of the nation for aid for those
who serve upon the battlefield.
In this city the subscription to the
fund has reached over $1,000 and will
probably pass the amount asked for
by tonight.
Last evening a rousing meeting was
held at Eagle, when the citizens of
that place in the space of five min
utes subscribed $625,. or half of the
amount asked for from Tipton pre
cinct, and pledged themselves to have
the full amount ready by this evening,
and hope to pass the $1,200 mark most
liberally. Attorney W. A. Robertson
of this city, Joseph Aldrich of Com
pany C, Fourth Nebraska, John Mur
tey and Dale Boyles of Alvo, and Hon.
Orlando Tefft of Avoca were at the
meeting and addressed the gathering
in behalf of the good work.
At Murray last night a rousing
meeting was held, which was ad
dressed by Judge James T. Begley and
Attorney C. A. Rawls of this city.
The good people of Murray aided the
good cause by a generous contribution
of $630, and will raise the remaining
amount allotted their precinct by to
night and demonstrate that this thriv
ing little community is not lacking in
patriotic spirit and feeling.
Avoca has completed their list as
their precinct was the first to be or
ganized, and will pass the $1,225 mark
and hope to be able to reach $500
over the amount asked from them.
Messages from Nehawka state that
by tonight $2,000 will have been sub
scribed in that community to be dis
patched for the Red Cross work, and
this showing is one that shows that
Nehawka is up and doing in their us
ual ' progressive way in aiding this
splendid work.
Meetings will be held tonight at
Louisville and Weeping Water pre
cincts, and tomorrow night, at Manley,
Cedar Creek, and Weeping Water city.
On Saturday evening Red Cross ral
lies will be held at Union and Elm
wood, where great interest is taken in
the work, and a very large offering
can be expected from both of these
The campaign committee and the
various workers over the county are
joining in making this event the great
est movement in the; history of the
county,-and will place Cass county in
the front ranks of those progressive
communities that recognize the need
of protection for the boys of our na
tion, who will be sent to the front to
fight the battles of the republic.
Dawson Will Fix It
Andrew Dill, for Forty-One Years a
Resident of Cass County, Died at
His Home, in This City
Saturday Night.
From Wednesday's Daily.
Andrew Dill, one of the old resi
dents of Cass county, passed away last
night at 9:40 at the home on Elm
street, after an illness covering a per
iod of several weeks. Mr. Dill, al
though lacking only a few days of
eighty-seven years of life, was a man
of splendid vitality and strength, and
though death has been slowly ap
proaching for the past few days his
wonderful strength endured through
until at last, worn with the struggle
for life, he passed peacefully over
the river that marks the boundary of
Andrew Dill had been a resident of
Cass county for forty-one years, hav
ing crossed the Missouri river at this
place with his family on February 10,
1876, and at once located on a home-1
stead near where the town of Murray
is now located, and here Mr. Dill re
sided for many years, rearing his
family and taking an active part in
the development of the resources of
the county. A man of sterling char
acter, he won the respect and esteem
of all those with whom he came in
contact, and his death will come as a
distinct loss to the old friends and
neighbors with whom he was asso
ciated for so many years. Some
twenty-four years ago Mr. Dill and
wife movfcd from the farm to Platts
mouth to spend their declining years
in the enjoyment of a well deserved
rest from their toil, and have since
made their home in this city. Few
men have left behind a clearer record
of their dealings with their fellow
man than has 'the departed, and his
passing is a loss to the community
that will be hard to replace and one
that will occasion the most profound
regret throughout the city. To mourn
the death of this good man there re
mains the widow and four children,
Mrs. Alice Hipp, Lyons, Neb.; Ben
Dill, Murray; Mrs. Hattie Davis, Hax
ton, Colo., and R. C. Dill of Rosalie,
Neb. A half-brother, Bennett Chris
wisser of this city, and a half-sister,
Mrs. Rachel Colden of Nehawka, are
also left to mourn his death.
The funeral services of Mr. Dill wilj
be held tomorrow arternooon at 2
o'clock at Eight Mile Grove, where
the family formerly resided, and the
interment will be in the cemetery
there. Rev. W. A. Taylor, pastor of
the Baptist church of Union, will of
ficiate. There will be a short prayer
service held at the home at 1 o'clock
before the cortage leaves for Eight
Mile Grove.
Yesterday in Omaha occurred the
marriage of Mr. Leo A. Welsh of this
city and Miss Iva M. Griffith of Ben
son. The wedding ceremony was cele
brated by the Rev. Father Burkley of
St. Bernard's Catholic church, at Ben
son, and the nuptial mass attended
by a large number of the relatives
and friends of the contracting parties
The young people will enjoy a short
honeymood in Iowa visiting with rela
tives and friends before returning to
this city, where they will make their
home for the Dresent at least. The
bride is one of the most popular young
ladies in Benson and possesses a large
circle of friends, who will regret
greatly to part with her. Mr. Welsh
has made his home in this city for
the past several years, being engaged
as clerk at the A. G. Bach store, and
is a splendid young man, of the most
sterling qualities, and . his many
friends will be pleased to learn of his.
new found happiness: and extend -to
the newly weds their best wishes for
a long and happy .wedded life, .,
. . Pablo; the happy, hoppy drink. Try
a case at home; also on draught at J.
E. McDaniei's, distributer. .
From Wednesday's Daily.
Among the enlistments in the r if th
Nebraska at Lincoln appears the name
of LeRoy Meisinger, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Meisinger, formerly of this
county, and a graduate this year of
the University of Nebraska. Mr.
Meisinger has been enrolled in the
Fifth regiment band, and will also be
assigned to part of the hospital work.
The young man is quite prominent in
the musical circles at the state uni
versity at Lincoln, and several of his
compositions have been received with
marked favor wherever heard. The
many relatives and friends of the
young men m this county will be
pleased to learn that he has offered
his services to his country.
From Wednesday's Daily.
The warm weather of the last few
days has permitted Manager Charles
Peterson of the Aid Dome, to open
his place of amusement to the public
and last evening was the formal open
ing, as the shutting off of the electric
lights on Monday evening cut short
the performance. Quite a goodly num
ber were present to witness the ex
cellent program offered by the man
agement. The Air Dome has been placed in
first class shape for the season and
Manager Peterson has had a new en
trance made to the amusement place,
which is neat and attractive and
equipped with a large number of elec
tric lights, "that invites the amuse
ment loving public to come out ana
witness the excellent programs pre
sented. A new picture machine has
been installed that is of the latest
type and furnishes fine first-class pict
ures for the benefit of the public, and
a trip to the Air Dome is a real treat
to those who enjoy a high-class enter
In the last issue of "The American
Boy," one of the leading publications
for the youth of the country, the East
man Kodak company has a large half-
page advertisment which is of partic
ular interest to the residents of this
city, as it has a picture taken here
as the chief feature of the ad. The
picture is one of a group of Boy
Scouts, Malcolm Howe, Roscoe Hill,
Mason Wscott. Dean Douglass and
Newell Roberts, and the picture was
taken by Mrs- W. G. Brooks, who has
been greatly interested in photography
for several years. The Eastman Ko
dak company awarded the work a
prize and have used the same for their
advertising. The picture is a splendid
one and reflects great credit upon the
work of Mrs. -Brooks.
Wall Paper, Paints, Glass, Picture
Framing. Frank Gobelnan.
Providing Banking
The vast resources of the Federal Reserve
System, now over a thousand million dollars are
contributed by the depositors in banks whi ch,
like ourselves, are members of this great system.
The largest and smallest of our depositors
each contributes in the same proportion to this
fund, which gives protection to all.
If you haven't this protection already you
1 rMEMEBin
The only National Bank in Plattsmouth
Henry F. Goos and Miss Verna Cole
United in Marriage, at Home of
the Bride's Mother in This
City, at 3 O'clock Yester
day Afternoon.
Simple, but characterized by the
beauty of the decorations and ap
pointments, the wedding of MLss
Verna Cole to Mr. Henry Frederick
Goos took place at 3 o'clock Wednes
day afternoon at the horn of the
bride's mother, Mrs. . W. T- Cole, in
the presence of a company of fifty
relatives and friends. The Rev. H. G-
McClusky, of the First Presbyterian
church, performed the ceremony.
White and yellow was the prevail
ing color scheme and combined art
istically with bows of white tulle and
the green of smilax, was used
throughout the house. An arched
bower in the living room had at each
side tall white baskets of pride
peonies and" here is where the cere
mony took place The ring service
was used in the wedding ceremony.
Preceding the wedding service Miss
Margie Walker of Murray played the
beautiful Lohengrin bridal chorus and
the soft strains of the melody was
played throughout the ceremony.
The bride wore a beautiful and be
coming going away gown of blue taf
feta with hat to match and wore a
corsage bouquet of her favorite Ward
roses. The mother of the bride wore
grey satin with overdress of grey
georgette crepe.
The guests were invited to the din
ing room by Miss Mathilde Vallery .
and Miss Marjorie Agnew. In the
dining room the table for the buffet
luncheon was decorated in yellow and
white, Ward roses forming the cen
terpieces and filled the vases at each
corner- Wide streamers of white tulle
were draped at each corner from the
chandlier, tied with roses and ferns,
making a most exquisite picture. The
ices, cakes and bonbons carried out
the color scheme of the rooms.
Mrs. W. J. Streight was in charge
of the dining room and the guests
were served by Mrs- Wayne Dickson,
Miss Minnie Guthmann and Miss
Amelia Martens, while the coffee was
poured by Mrs. T. P. Livingston.
Miss Hazel Dovey was in the gift
room, where many beautiful gifts
were displayed.
Mr- and Mrs. Goos left last evening
for a short wedding trip and will be
at home to their friends in about two
The bride and groom were both
born and reared in Plattsmouth and
enjoy the popularity of a large circle
of friends. Mrs. Gcos is a graduate
of the Plattsmouth high school and
of the conservatory of music in Oma
ha, and has always beerf very promi
nent in the musical circles of the city.
The groom is one of the leading busi
ness men of the city and enjoys to a
marked degree the respect and es
teem of a large circle of friends.
C. W. Baylor returned home this
afternoon from Kimball, where he has
been for a few days, being called here
by the destruction of his barn and
several head of horses, Monday evening.
ought not to delay. You se
it the moment you be
one of our depositors.