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PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA. MONDAY, JUNE 2.7, 1917.
Merle Parmele, 27 Years of Age,
Meets Death in a Slough Over in
Iowa, While in Swimming.
The peace and quietude of the Sab
bath in this city was marred yester
day by a tragedy that brought to the
community a deep sense of grief,
when Merle Parmele, the only son of
Mr. and Mrs. Q. K. Parmele, was
drowned while in swimming on the
Sage farm across the Missouri river
in I owa. Mr. Parmele, with a com
panion, James Jones, were bathing
in a deep slough on the farm and the
unfortunate young man, who was not
a very experienced swimmer, seems
to have been taken with a sudden
shock that prevented him from get
ting out of the water, and before his
companion could lend much assist-
( ance he had disappeared beneath the
waters of the slough, from which the
body was recovered some twenty-five
minutes after the tragedy- The mes-
sage of the drowning was conveyed
to the parents in this city, who were
grief-stricken, and the father, with -a
number of other persons, hastened to
the scene of the accident and the task
of attempting the recovery of the
body commenced. The young man had
gone to the farm from this city at an
early hour this morning and the
drowning occurred shortly after 11
o'clock, and it was after 12:30 that
the body was brought home by the
members of the rescue party from
James Jones, the friend of Mf.
Parmele, who was with him at the
time of the unfortunate affair, states
that Merle had been paddling around
on a log over the pond and had tried
to get off and swim, but suddenly
seemed to have stepped off into a hole
of very deep water and was unable to
get out Mr. Jones came to the aid
of his companion, but the drovning
man fought so desperately that it
was impossible for effective assistance
to be given and the death of the
young man resulted.
The body was brought back to this
city, where it was prepared for burial
and removed to the home of the par
ents to remain until the funeral serv
ices. The death of this estimable young
man, just in the flower of his young
manhood comes as a crushing blow
to the parents and other relatives and
friends and its suddenness has dealt
them a most heart breaking blow,
from which they are bowed in grief
In the sad hour of death the deepest
sympathy of the community goes out
to the stricken ones with a prayer
that the wounds may be healed by
the Divine Spirit although deep and
hard to bear.
Mr. Parmele was one of the highly
esteemed young men of the commu
nity, who was devoted to his duties
and whose quiet and unassuming ac
tions had won him a great many warm
friends who are grief stricken at the
tragedy that closed so untimely his
promising life. He was twenty-seven
years of age and leaves beside the
, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Q. K. Parmele,
one sister,' Mrs. Charles H. Hula, to
mourn his untimely death.
The funeral services will be held on
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the home on Marble street, and the
interment had in the Oak Hill cemetery.
BOARD OF CONTROL HERE.
From Friday's Datlv.
Henry Gerdes of Falls City, and E.
O. Mayfield of Omaha, chairman,
members of the state board of con
trol of the state of Nebraska, were in
the city today for a short time en-
route from Nebraska City, where they
had been making a visit of inspection
of the school of the blind. The mem
bers of the board of control were ac
companied by N. C. Abbott, superin
tendent of the school of the blind, who
took the party to Omaha, where they
were called on official business. While
in the city the members of the party
were callers at the Journal editorial
rooms for a short time, and a delight
ful visit was enjoyed.
R. C. Dill returned this morning to
Rosalie after being here for the past
six weeks, during the last illness and
death of his father.
C. C. WESCOTT ELECTED
From. Friday's Daily.
At the meeting of the State Sunday
School Association, held this week in
Omaha, one of the Plattsmouth rep
resentatives, C. C. Wescott, was hon
ored by being selected as vice-presi
dent of the organization. The con
vention selected Hastings as the next
meeting place of the convention and
adjourned -after a most successful
meeting and one that set a new ree
ord in the history of the association
The convention in picking Mr. Wes
cott as vice-president of their asso
ciation selected one who has been very
active in the work of the state organ
ization for the past several years and
who has contributed a great deal to
the increasing interest in the Sunday
school work of the state- Mr. Wescott
has been for a great many years su
perintendent of the Methodist Sunday
school in this city and has held the
position of secretary of the state as
sociation of Sunda'y schools for sev
GRADUATES AT GOTNER
From Friday's Daily.
This year at the graduating exer
cises of the Cotner university at Lin
coln Everett Ward, of this city, was
given his A. B. degree as well as Uni
versity City and state certificate,
which entitles him to a certificate
good for life, after three years of
successful teaching. Mr. Ward has
made a. splendid record at Cotner and
during the last of his course assisted
a portion of the time in the teaching
of the clases. His recommendations
from both his teachers in the Platts
mouth school where he graduated in
1912, as well as those at the Cotner
university, point to his splendid work
as a scholar and student and his suc
cess in his line of work will be most
pleasing to his many friends in
Plattsmouth. Mr. Wrard is a son of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ward, of this
city, and is a gentleman who has a
splendid future before him in the edu
cational field. His course at Cotner
has qualified him to teach in any high
school or serve as principal-
SHOWER FOR MISS
From Saturday's Daily.
Last evening Misses Anna and Jo
sephine Rys entertained in a very
pleasant manner at their home in the
west part of the city complimentary
to Miss Florence Svoboda, whose mar
riage to Mr. John Pokorny, of Oma
ha, will take place on Tuesday in this
city. The rooms of the home were
decorated in a color scheme of red,
white and blue, and the patriotic col
ors mingled in beauty throughout the
rooms. Red peonies were used quite
extensively in the decorative scheme
and added their fresh beauty to the
scene The evening was given over to
the playing of games and contests
and great pleasure was derived at
these contests- In the broken heart
contest in which the guests were re
quested to find and match together
the hearts, Miss Lillian Novotny
proved the most skillful, while the
second prize was awarded to Miss
Florence Svoboda. In the flag con
test Miss Sophia Chaloupka was
awarded first prize, while Miss Ma
rie Donat secured the second prize. .
At a suitable hour a very dainty
and delicious luncheon was served to
the members of the party by the host
esses, assisted by Miss Marie Svo
boda, which proved a most delightful
featur of the occasion.
The bride-to-be receive d a large
number of handsome gifts from the
friends that will be used in her new
home which she is soon to occupy. '
Ed S. Tutt and wife and S. O. Pit
man and wife of Murray were in the
city yesterday for a few hours, mo
toring up from their homer-
MISS SVOBODA, BRIDE
A LINEN SHOWER
From Friday's Daily.
Last evening a very pleasant linen
shower was tendered Miss Florence
Svoboda, one of the brides-to-be of
the season, by Misses Pauline Palasek
and Alba Jirousek, at the charming
Palasek home on West Vine street.
The home was very prettily arranged
in a color scheme of pink and white,
peonies and roses forming the, floral
decorations of the room and making
a very charming setting for the
happy event. The time was spent in
games of all kinds at which consider
able pleasure was derived by .the
ladies. In the sewing contest Miss
Marie Krejci proved the most skill
ful, while the second prize was
awarded to Miss Mathilde Donat for
her work with the needle. In the con
test for dressing the bride Miss Celia
Kalasek won the first prize for the
creation of the handsomest costume,
while the second prize was awarded
to Miss Lillian Novotnay. The bride-
to-be was then showered with a large
number of very handsome gifts of
linen as remembrances of the friends
and which will find a place in her new
home. At a suitable hour dainty and
delicfous refreshments were served
that added greatly to the enjoyment
and pleasure of all of the party. To
enjoy thisdelightful occasion there
were some twenty-four young lady
friends of the bride-elect to partici
pate. DIVORCE GASES TAKE UP
TIME OF DISTRICT COURT
From Saturday's Daily.
This morning the time of Judge
Begley in the district court w-as taken
up with hearing a number of divorce
cases and entering the decrees in the
same- In the case of Mabel R. Shra
der vs. Robert Shrader, the testimony
of the plaintiff was taken and a de
cree of divorce entered in the case as
prayed for. The court granted the
plaintiff's degree of absolute divorce
on the ground of extreme cruelty and
allowed the sum of $S00 for perma
nent alimony. These parties were
married on February 7, 1913, at St.
Joseph, Mo- The maiden name of the
plaintiff was Mabel Blackledge.
The case of Jennie R. -Rhoden vs.
Frank L. Rhoden was also taken up
by the court and a decree of divorce
granted the plaintiff on the grounds
of extreme cruelty- The defendant
was not present and the testimony of
the plaintiff and witnesses being
heard, the court entered a decree as
prayed for and restored to the plain
tiff her maiden name of Jennie Shra
der. ENTERTAINS FOR FRIEND
WHO IS LEAVING CITY
From Saturday's Daily.
Last evening Miss Cathernie
Schrack was tendered a very pleasant
surprise by a number of her young
lady friends at the pleasant home of
Miss Ellen Bell McDaniel, on North
Third street The young ladies came
with well filled baskets of good things
to c.at and in the pleasures of a
sumptuous picnic supper enjoyed one
of the best times of their lives. After
the fun and pleasure at the McDaniel
home the young people were enter
tained for a time at the movies at the
Air. Dome and wending their way
homeward wished Miss Schrack a
very happy trip to the west and a
safe return back to the home in this
SEEMS A MYSTERY.
From Frirtay DMly.
Henry Boeck this morning received
a letter containing $2 in bills and
which i is difficult for Uncle Henry to
understand just what the money is
for or why it was sent to him, as
there was no note of explanation, the
only enclosure in the letter being a
certificate in the Plattsmouth fire de
partment made out in the name of
James Hickson, who passed away sev
eral years ago. Just what to do with
the money or what was the idea in
sending it to him is something that
Mr. Boeck cannot understand.
FATHER HI66INS AT
THE HEAD OF THE
RED CROSS IN MAULEY
From Saturday's Daily.
The meeting held last evening at
Manley in the interest of the Red
Cross was quite well attended by the
residents of that locality and a great
deal of interest shown. Attorney D.
O. Dwyer and D. C- Morgan, of this
city, were the speakers of the even
ing and explained the desire and ob
ject of the securing of the funds for
the use of the relief of the soldiers
at the front. The work of raising
the funds in Center precinct will be
in the hands of the committee headed
by Father W. D. Higgins, of St Pat
rick's church, of Manley, and the
drive in that section of the county
will be on in full blast today.
In Louisville the committee has
filled the full amount of the $949
asked from that place and this will
probably be more than passed before
the campaign closes. In Murray the
full amount asked of West Rock
Bluff has been subscribed and the
workers are now preparing to visit
East Rock Bluff and complete the list
for the two precincts, which will ag
gregate the sum of $1,984-
SOCIETY MEETS WITH
From Saturday's Dally.
The" Woman's Home Missionary so
ciety of the eMthodist church met
yesterday at the home of Mrs. Kauf
man and some twenty ladies of the
society were presenl'to take part in
the meeting. The special order of
business was the election of officers,
and the following were selected for
the ensuing year: President, Mrs. R.
B. Hayes; vice president, Mrs. George
B. Mann; recording secretary, Mrs.
Will Howland; corresponding secre
tary, Mrs. G. B. Mann; treasurer, Mrs.
G. A. Kaffenberger; literary secre
tary, Mrs. J. V. Hatt; mite box sec
retary, Mrs. William Tuey.
A very interesting lesson on "Our
New Possession, Porto Rico," was led
by Mrs. Mann and much enjoyed by
the ladies. A duet by Mesdames
Queen and Hill was greatly enjoyed
by the members of the party. The
ladies spent a short time in a social
way and at the close of the afternoon
departed homeward feeling that the
occasion had been one filled with much
pleasantness to all present.
Last Monday morning about 9
o'clock a runaway accident occurred
at the stock yards that might have
proven even more serious than it did.
Albert Fleischman had brought in a
load of hogs and had started to un
load them, when one of the horses
started to kick. This started the oth
er one and they ran for some little
distance, turning short, and upsetting
the wagon. Mr. Fleischman received a
broken rib and several monir injuries.
The hogs escaped without injury, but
the wagon was a complete wreck. Mr.
Fleischman was taken to the home of
his father, Jacob Fleischman, and a
physician was called to attend his in
juries. He will be laid up for some
time as a result of the accident. Elm-
DOINGS IN DISTRICT COURT.
In the district court today a hearing
was had on the petition of Emma C.
Miller for a divorce from Jacob Miller.
The testimony of plaintiff was taken
and the decree granted as prayed for
as well as the custody of the minor
In the case of the Farmers Ele
vator company, of Murray, vs. Van
Horn, the court entered an order for
garnishee of the sum of $630, due the
defendant and which is now in pos
session of the Farmers' Elevator com
pany of Union. This suit wa3 for
failure to fulfill a contract for sale of
grain to the Murray elevator, and
which grain was later sold to the ele
vator at Union. The sum of $680 was
ordered paid over to the clerk of the
court by the Union elevator company.
Flag stickers for -your collar deco
rations at the Journal office.
BUY A CHAUTAUQUA
TICKET WHILE YOU
The time for the purchase of tickets
for the Chautauqua, to be held in this
city, commencing Thursday of this
week, is growing very short and the
apportunity to secure the season tick
ets is something that cannot be passed
by as it gives them a chance to secure
a ticket at very little more for each
performance than is paid out for a
The greater part of the business
houses have these tickets on sale, as
well as the committee on soliciting.
The cost of the adult season tickets is
only $2, and that of children $1,
which reduces the cost of each enter
tainment to a very small sum of a
few cents each. The individual tickets
sold at the afternoon performance
will be 35 cents, while in the evening
it will be 50 cents, which certainly
will make a decided saving when a
season ticket can be purchased for $2
and be good for each and every per
formance of the Chautauqua. The
strong program arranged carries some
of the leading features on the lecture
platform and in the musical world
and which will make this one of the
grandest treats of its kind ever given
in the city. Make up your mind to
secure the tickets at once as the time
will be up Thursday for the sale of
the season tickets. Do it today and
be prepared for the big entertainment
The following is the daily program
for the Chautauqua to be held on the
high school grounds, commencing
Thursday, June 28th:
Thursday, June 28.
Afternoon Opening exercises, in
troductions and announcements, local
people. Full concert Chicago Orches
tral Sextette, male, mixed and instru
mental quartets. Admission 35c and
Evening Musical concert, Chicago
Orchestral Sextette. Lecture, "With
an Irishman Through the Jungles of
Africa," Dr. Gabriel R. Maguire, the
great Irish orator. Admission 50 cents
and 15 cents.
Friday, June 29.
Afternoon Musical concert, Kuehn
Concert company, a company of recog
nized artists, each member a soloist.
Admission 35 cents and 15 cents.
Evening Musical Prelude, Kuehn
Concert company. Lecture, "Russia
Today," Morris G. Hindus, native of
Russia, citizen of America. Admission
50 cents and 15 cents.
Saturday, June 30.
Afternoon Full concert, the Old
Fashioned Girls. Lady quartet, in
songs and stories of 'Gl. Costumed
readings. Whistling solos. Admission
35 cents and 15 cents.
Evening Musical sketch, The Old-
Fashioned Girls. Lecture, "The Mental
Atmosphere," or "The Philosophy of
Common Sense," Dr. Daniel F. Fox,
chautauqua favorite of 1915. Admis
sion 50 cents and 15 cents.
Sunday, July 1.
Afternoon Sacred concert, Famous
Fisk Jubilee Singers, eight people in
southern plantation melodies. Admis
sion 35 cents and 15 cents.
Evening Grand' concert, Famous
Fisk Jubilee Singers; their program is
unique and artistic. Admission 50
cents and 15 cents.
Monday, July 2.
Afternoon Popular program, The
Boyds. Duets and dramatic humorous
readings. Musical sketches in pleasing
costumes. Admission 35 cents and 15
Evening Concert, The Boyds. Lec
ture, "Evolution in Matters Govern
mental," Hon. Leslie M. Shaw, former
governor of Iowa, ex-secretary United
States treasury. Admission 50 cents
and 15 cents.
' Tuesday, July 3.
Afternoon Musical program, The
White Hussars, a singing band; a big
hit vocally and instrumentally, a com
pany of headliners in Hussar uniform.
Admission 35 cents and 15 cents.
Evening Closing concert, The
White Hussars, Ross Crane, cartoon
ist and clay modeler in his celebrated
program, "From the Eyebrows Up."
Admission 50 cents and 15 cents.
Wednesday, July 4. .
Afternoon Band concert, Nebraska
State Band, popular and patriotic se
lections. Patriotic address, "Old Glory
and the New World," Dr. James Rob-
ert Gettys. Admission, children 15c;
Evening Grand concert, Nebraska
State Band, featuring cornet and Xylo
phone solos, novelty, popular and clas
sical selections. Admission, children
15c; adults, 50c.
ENTERTAIN AT PICNIC FOR
MRS. JOHN W. CHAPMAN
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Nelson
Jean tendered a very plasant farewell-picnic
to Mrs. John Chapman,
who is to leave in the next ten days
for her future home near Baker,
Mont. The" members of the party were
conveyed by auto to the banks of the
Old Missouri below the Burlington
bridge and here some time was spent
most delightfully in enjoying passing
hours in each others' company, al
though the mosquitoes made it un
pleasant at times for the members of
the party A fine picnic luncheon was
served at a suitable hour that added
to the enjoyment of everyone and at
the home going hour much regret was
expressed over the fact that Mrs
Chapman was soon to leave the circle
of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Chapman
are to locate on a fine farm near Ba
ker and Mr. Chapman leaves for that
place during the coming week and
will be followed in a short time by
the wife and little son to take up
their home there- It is with regret
that the many old friends of child
hood days part with them, but wish
them the best of luck in their new
home. Those who attended the picnic
were: Mesdames J. W. Chapman,
R. G Rawls, G. O. Dovey, James T.
Begley, Jack Davis, J. F. McAlpin, E.
P. Stewart, R- E. Lloyd, of Des
Moines; Misses lone and Helen
Dovey, Vesta Douglass, Margaret
Donelan, Marjorie Agnew, Mrs. Nel
son Jean and Mrs. L. O. Minor-
REV. TAYLOR RESIGNS POSITION
The people of Union and vicinity
will be grieved to learn that Rev. W.
A. Taylor has resigned his charge in
the Baptist church. Mr. Taylor was
raised in this vicinity and had the
ministry of the church for eight years.
For a number of years he conducted
services every other Sunday at Wa
bash and could not be present at
Union each Sunday. He saw that the
church here should have regular serv
ices and under the circumstances not
being able to do this handed in his
resignation, which was accepted. The
church has been built up under his
career here and to him much of the
credit is due for the beautiful church
which was only recently dedicated.
While we are not losing him from
our little city at present we regret to
see him leave his old position and wish
him abundance of success in the fu
ture. In leaving the ministry here Rev.
Taylor wishes to thank the people of
the church and the community for
their co-operation in the building up
of the church and making it a great
success. Union Ledger.
TWO FARMS FOR SALE.
The Beins homestead and the Bill
Sayles place, 3 mile3 south of Platts
mouth. Inquire of E. W. Beins, or
call Phone 4211. 6-19-tfd&w
The vast resources of the Federal Reserve
System, now over a thousand million dollars are
contributed by the depositors in banks which,
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
FIRST NATIOnm DANK
The only National Bank in Plattsmouth
THE SOX GET
The Local Team Defeat the Te-Be-Ce
Team of Omaha, by a Score of 4
to 3 Large Crowd in At
tendance. With an exciting ten-inning game
yesterday afternoon the Red Sox took
the measure of the Te-Ee-Ce team of
icesOmaha and annexed the contest by
the score of 4 to 3. The game was
very favorable to the visitors by a
3 to 0 score until the eighth inning.
when the Sox found the slow balls of
Joe Adams for a total of four clean
hits that netted them three runs and
tied the score of the game up good
and tight. Hay was on the mound
for the locals and allowed only two
hits during the game, but an error
and a passed ball in the second in
ning allowed the visitors to register
their two runs of the game. The vis
itors also tallied in the -fifth frame
of the contest, when Pasus rapped a
clean one to left garden and was able
to score later on an error.
For the locals the skies were de
cidedly gloomy in the eighth until
when Hay, the star tosser of the lo
cals, came to bat, and notched eff a
two-bagger from the delivery of
Adams, and was followed by Ed
wards with a clean hit to the right
field that advanced Hay to third,
from where he scored when Deal hit
safe to left field. Smith was retired
on a fly to Williams at short stop and
was followed by Salsburg with a
clean one through the second base
territory that brought in Edwards.
Beal scored on the drive of Mason to
center field and tied up the score of
the game and brought cheer to the
hearts of the fans- P'avlick closed the
inning with a grounder to short and
was retired at the initial sack
In the tenth inning the visitors
were held scoreless and the locals
were able to clean up on Adams and
finish the job they had commenced in
the eighth. Smith ,the first up, was
able to deliver a clean hit to left and
when Salsbury hit to short there was
much disputing on the part of the
Omaha team as to whether or not
Smith was out, but Claude was clear
ly able to beat out the throw and was
held safe by the "umps." Herold,
hitting to 1ft field, broke up the game
by allowing both Smith and Salsbury
to tally at the plate with the much
The game throughout was interest
ing and very pleasing to the enthu
siastic fans present to enjoy the con
test. TO HOLD EXAMINATIONS.
The local civil service of the govern
ment will hold examinations on July
19th at the postoffice here for type
writers and stenographers for field
service with the- government. These
positions will pay from $900 to $1,000
a year and are open to both male and
female applicants. On July 20th there
will be an examination for clerical
positions held at the postoffice, the
applicants for which will be given an
opportunity for service in the different
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Framing. Frank Gobelman.
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one of our depositors.
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