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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1919.
CITY LAID TO
JOHN SEAGRAVES FOR THIRD
CENTURY CITIZEN OF PLATTS
MOUTH IS BURIED TODAY.
LEFT WIFE AND TEN CHILDREN
All Grown And Mostly Married. Was
Sick But A Short Time
Prom Tnrvdri v' r.illv.
John Sea graves was born at Gate
Head D.tlron. England. February
It:. and died at l'laltsmouth.
Nebraska. January 4th. 191 J. and
v.;!x nearly '.$ years of age. He was
Jiiurried in England, and lived there
i::ifi: in ls;. when lie came to this
city, from England to make hi
home. He ha.s lived in l'lattsmouth
ver since, but has for the past
-ix't-en years worked in South Oma
ha. "t..it still maintained his home
! ;-. Some few months since h
'..a.i taken ill with the dropsy, and
come to his home, and has been sick
.-:;;. Mr. Seagraves was a fai.h
i .l worker, and while livinsr here
- i rkt d South Omaha, and was
k-p to the work very closely, and
v.-hen coming horn' would return in
t -n- io t:;ke up his duties again.
Mr. Searaes leaves four sifters in
E:-g!a!.d. all well advanced in years.
iwriiTal was held this morning
r mi he St. John's Catholic church
i:i this city the Rev. A. M. Shine
( V.'.i i:i! ing. Mr. Seagraves leaves to
mourn his death, his aged wife, and
oi children. They being: Mrs.
Ilarhei Hailey, Logan. Iowa, Mrs.
Hannah - Raymer. Cherokee, Iowrj.
T!.r:na Seagraves. Edward Seagrav-t-
Woodbine. Towa. William Sea
braves. Missouri Valley. Iowa. Jos
eph Seasiraves. Plat tsmouth. Mrs.
Sirah Elwood. Los Angeles. Cali
fornia. Mrs. Alice Johnson of Des
Moinos. Iowa. John Seagraves. Camp
Dodse. Iowa, and Mary Schmok of
Independence. Iowa. The remains of
this pioneer were tend?rly laid at
rest this morning by the loving
hands of his kindred there to re
main until the sounding of the
trumpet of the Angel of the resur
WILL FARM IN COLORADO.
FrTT Tn-s. lay's Pallv.
Yesterday Mrs. Arthur Dean and
tl:-ir children departed for Louis
ville, where they will visit for a
short time at the home of Mrs.
Idan's parents, while Mr. Dean,
who is shipping to Hill Rose. Colo.,
goes to that place with the goods,
and shall have them arranged so
that Mrs. Dean and the children can
come. Mr. Dean and wife goes to
the west to farm the coming sea
son, and will expect to make their
home there in the future.' They
will occupy a farm owned by Mr.
I -an's sister Mrs. Will Grace.
GOES TO MEET
From Tuesday's Dallj.
Last Sunday evening Tim Kahou
tek, departed for Chicago, where he
went to meet Charles Gradoville jr..
who is coming from Portsmouth.
Va.. government hospital, where he
ha.; been for about a year, lie en
li tfd in the Navy, and was in the
service but a month when he was
taken sick, and has been there since.
It will be remembered that Mr.
Gradoville was back to see him. also
was his sister Miss llermia. who
nursed him for seme time. In be
ing released, his health is shatter
ed, and from the year's stay in the
hospital, he has seemingly not made
much advancement, and getting tir-
d of staving there, hfs father at
his request asked that he be releas
ed. In order to obtain the -elease.
a waver of pension and salary had
to be signed. He could not be ac
corded a furlough while his condi
tion remaining as serious as it has
continued to be. The government
will furnish an education in order
that the one who lost his health
might learu some way of supporting
themselves, as he will not be able to
return to hard labor. Both Mr.
Gradoville and Mr. Kahoutek will
visit with a cousin Joseph Rys,
while in Chicago, and will see about
attending the school when Mr. Grad
oville is able to do so. The technic
al school is at Minneapolis, Minn.
JANUARY SALE CONTINUES
The January sale of H. M. Soen-
iiiiehsen continues most successfully.
jand that popular store is crowded
I with buyers from morning to night.
A large ad in today's Journal calls
attention to new and especially low
priced values being offered in all
,Itrtnun,s w woiild adv5se r
tune values being offered.
TO BE MENTAL
JOHN McCABE THINKS HE HAD
PURCHASED A FARM NEAR
WEEPING WATER WANTS IT
Frm Tuesday's Da fly.
John McCabe, a traveling pilgrim
whose mind meandered as well as
his body, appeared at Weeping
Water some time since, and linger
ed about there, and was seized by
the hallucination, that he had made
a purchase of the farm of James
Sperry, and insisted that Mr. Sperry
give him possession at once. He
claimed to hail .'rom Kansas City.
He was arrested, and the officers
took him to Union this morning, on
the train, and Sheriff Quinton drove
down in his auto, and securing the
young man brought him to this city
where he was placed in the county
jail. He will be given a trial by
the loard of insanity.
DEPARTED FOR LOS
ANGELES FOR WINTER
From Tuesday's Dally.
This morning Miss Alice Stander
of Louisville arrived from her home,
and visited in the city for the day,
and at the home of her brother Geo.
Stander, northwest of the city, and
this afternoon departed via the Mis
souri Pacific for Los Angeles,
where she will spend the winter.
Miss Alice was accompanied as far
as this city by her brother James
Stander of Louisville, who came
along to assist in the changing of
trains at this station, and also to
visit with friends here and attend
to some business matters in the city.
SPENT TWO WEEKS AT
From Tuesday's Dailv.
This afternoon H. H. Tartsch,
who has been visiting here for some
time, departed for his home at
Sioux City. Mr. Tartsch has, been
stopping here for a couple of days
on his way home from, Excelsior
Springs. Mo., where he with Franc
Ballance have been spending two
weeks at the baths at that place.
Mr. Tartsch is looking fine and re
turned to his work renewed in phy
sical strength, and better fitted to
care for the work which he is do
ing. THE EAGLE BEACON
EDITOR IN TOWN
From Tuesday's Daily.
A. J. Gardner of Eagle the pro
Drietor and editor of the Eagle Bea-
con, arrived in the city this morn
ing after having been in Omaha,
looking after some business, and
transacted some matters here, for
the day and departed this afternoon
for his home.
While in the city he made a very
pleasant call at the Journal office
and had a short but pleasant visit
with the proprietor. We find broth
er Gardner a very fine old scout,
and are glad to have met him.
ARRIVES TO BLESS A
HAPPY ALVO HOME
Miss Emily Birdene Clark arrived
Monday morning Dec. 16, at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Clark to
ibe-ome a life member of the fam
! iiy. All concerned are doing aplend
' idly, even Grandpa Rosenow, one of
our recent flu patients, who defied
his Doctor's orders and threw dis
cretion to the winds when be made
' his first formal call upon this new
queen of the Clark household.
TELLS OF EXPERIENCE GOING
OVER THE SEA ON THE TRANS
PORT, WAS GREAT.
PASSED THRU ENGLAND ON WAY
Thinks France Looks Strange In
Comparison to the Bigness
Sunday, December 1, 1 f 1 S .
Will write you a few lines to let
you know I am well and arrived
safely overseas. I got sea sick the
first two days, but I wasn't very
sick; fed the fish a couple of times.
We were 11 days sailing across and
was on the ship i:l days. We got
on at New York, November 11th.
and got on this side November
24th. Our ship was not alone. There
were S other ships that came across
with us. We had lots of hiking af
ter we got to England. We came
across from New York to Liverpool
and then hiked about one mile to
the train, rode about two days, then
we got off and hiked about two
miles to a camp and stayed all
night. Then the next morning we
hiked back to the train and wen; to
another town and took a ship across
the English channel. Then v.e hik
ed to another camp with those
heavy packs on our backs. It was
about three miles and they sure
seemed like days and long ones too.
Then we stayed there all night and
the next day we took a freight train
to this town where we are now. .We
rode in box cars. 33 of us in one
car and the cars are about half as
large as the ones in the states. So
you can imagine how crowded we
were. We are in a camp close to a
town by the name of Bordeaux. I
don't know how long we will be
over here. They seem to think we
won't be here very long. I hope not
anyway. They got food enough to
last 10 days at this camp, so I guess
we will be here 10 days anyway.
We haven't done any work yet.
don't know whether we will or not.
It has rained every day since we
got here. It is clear this afternoon.
It isn't very cold here. Well there is
some nice looking country and nice
big towns. Did you get the letter
and picture T sent from Camp Upton.
Well I think the war is all over
with. They are sending lots of the
boys home already. Well I am en
joying good health and hope you
folks are all well. I won't write to
Florence I don't suppose. So when
you write to her, you tell her the
news. If I don't write to you any
moe, you don't need to worry. Be
cause I don't like to write over here.
Well i" will close with lots of
love to all. Good-bye.
From your son,
HAD A SPLENDID MEETING.
Frfttn Tuesday's Hatty.
Yesterday at the home of Mrs.
Joseph E. Wiles was held a meet
ing of the Woman's Christian Temp
erance Union. at which a large
number of the membership was
present, and at which they did a
large amount of business, among
which was the hearing of reports
of the work for the past year, and
the planning of work for the com
ing year. Some delightful music
was listened to by the members,
and rendered by Mrs. Baas of Beem
er, a sister of Mrs. E. C. Hill, and
Mrs. James of this city. A letter
was read from the state president
Mrs. Mamie Claflin, in which she
had much encouragement to offer
to the ladies of the order, and con
tained much of what the society had
accomplished for the past year, and
for what they were working for in
the coming year.
A delightful luncheon was serv
ed by the hostess Mrs. Wiles dur
ing the afternoon.
The meeting was given as a fare
well reception for Mrs. E. C. Hill,
who is soon to depart, and who has
been one of the most active mem
bers of the organization in this city.
The' meetings of the society will
hereafter be held two times per
month instead of one, and will be
on the first and third Monday af
GOES FROM HERE TO LINCOLN.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Miss Agnes Garner, deaconess of
the Methodist Church who has been
working with the church at this
place for the past six weeks, and
who has been making a good mic
cess, has finished her stay here and
departed last evening for Lincoln
where she will take up the work
for some of the churches at that
DIES AT HAMBURG
MRS. L. F. PICKETT RECEIVES
WORD OF DEATH OF SISTER-IN-LAW
From Monday's; Daily.
A message came yesterday morn
ing from Hamburg. Iowa, telling of
the death of the wife of Mrs. L. F.
Pickett's brother Mr. Jesse Smith.
Mrs. Smith leaves three small
children, and had been in a hospital
at that place for about a week. a.
she was operated upon there for
stomach trouble, from which she
never rallied as was expected she
would. Mrs. Pickett could not leave
the children to go to the funeral
which occurs tomorrow. but Mr.
Pickett departs this evening for
Hamburg to be in attendance at the
funeral and burial.
MRS. B. V. DALTON
REPORTED YERY ILL
WAS FORMERLY., MISS LORINE
- WITH PNEUMONIA.
From Monday's Pa II v.
Henry Hempel arrived in the city
this morning from Lincoln, where
he and wife were called from their
home at Eldorado. Kansas. where
they are making their home, com
ing to Lincoln, on account of the
ickness of their daughter Mrs. 11.
V. Dalton. Mrs. Dalton is very sick,
with pneumonia, and the parent?
are watching at her bedside, doing
all which can be done for their
daughter. Mr. Hempel ran down
this morning to see his mother for
a few hours, and this afternoon on
the early Burlington traiu. went to
Omaha for a few hours with her sis
ter and brother, and will hasten
back to Lincoln to be there by even
ing, staying away from the bedside
of the daughter as short a time as
possible. The many friends of the
young woman, will be pleased to
have her show improvement and re
turn to her wanted health.
DEPARTS FOR EAST
From Tuesday's Daily.
Charles Beeson departed this
morning for the east, after having
spent a month in this city visiting
at the home of his brothers and sis
Charles is engaged in the news
paper work in the city of Cleveland,
where his special vocation is the
compiling of facts and figures for
the publishing of year books for la
bor organizations. For the near
future Mr. Beeson will be located at
Canton, Ohio, where he will have
some two to three months work to
do. after which he will return to
Cleveland to work.
From Tuesday's Dally.
This morning George Frank
Shryock and wife with their little
jabe, returned from Lallarpe, 111.,
where they have been attending the
funeral of the mother of Mr. Shry
ock. The mother Mrs. Clarinda
Shryock, was G2 years of age, and
some ten years since, was bereaved
of her husband. Mrs. Shryock has
made her home in Peoria, and has
been troubled for some time with
the leakage of the heart. About a
month since she became seriously
ill, and was taken to a hospital at
Peoria, at which place she died. She
left four daughters and five sons.
! All were in attendance at the fun-
'eral. The remains were taken to
Lallarpe, their former home for interment.
REMEMEER "DAD" AND HOME,
WHILE SERVING UNCLE
SAM FAR AWAY.
IS HOPEFUL OF THE FUTURE
And Expresses No Complaint Over
Prospect of Not Getting to Re
turn Home Right Away.
France, Nov. 24, 191S.
My Dear Father:
I V.-ill drop you a few lines on this
24th day of November. which has
been proclaimed Father's Day, and a
day long to be remembered by many
a father and son.
While I allow my thoughts to con
centrate solely on you for a few min
utes, at least, shutting out all oth
ers, though we are thousands of
miles apart and it has been many
months since we met. and no doubt
we have both gone through a good
nary hard knocks and experiences
?inee that last meeting, it only tends
to make us both stronger and better
I think of you many times a day
and only wish we might be close
enough together that we could con-
vi v our thoughts to each other by
ongue instead of pen.
But. perhaps it will be many long
months ere we can have this pleas
ure. We are living in a time that
has been disturbed for the last four
years iVy the greatest matching of
steel and endurance that was ever
known in the history of the world,
and we have come through strong
and victorious, which plainly shows
that God is on the side of right and
It would be heaven to be a small
babe once again for a few hours at
least, to be rocked on your knee and
smoothered with the love and kisses
that a father always expresses for
To be led around by the hand and
showed which way to go and which
not. Oh. the joy of a man's child
hood days, if he only had the wis
dom to realize to the fullest extent
hose precious moments.
May our thoughts always run in
harmony with one another and pray
God that nothing but the tenderest
thoughts of love and truth may al
ways exist between us and when our
work in this world is done, may we
meet again in the great beyond. I
am. as ever, always your loving son.
Pvt. Alfred Carey. Co. A. 5Sth It. T.
C, A. P. O. 712, Am. Ex. Forces, in
P.S. Wishing you a Merry Christ
mas and a Happy New Year.
LONG AND FAITHFUL
R. R. MAIL CARRIER
Mr. Chas. Rosenow, the rural
route mail carrier running out of
the Alvo postofhee, is perhaps one
of the oldest carriers in this coun
ty, having carried this route ever
since the route was established. He
has been more than faithful, and is
well liked by all the patrons of the
route and community as well. On
Christmas he presented each and
every one of his patrons with a
picture of himself, team and wag
on, just as he has appeared for
these many days at the various mail
boxes along his route. The little
token was well received by all the
patrons of the route.
S. A. T. C. AT STATE UNI
VERSITY IS NO MORE
Froir. Monday's ratlv.
Disposition of the few remaining
sick members of the S. A. T. C. at
the University of Nebraska, at Lin
coln has been made by transferring
them to Fort Omaha for observation
and treatment before being discharg
ed, and the S. A. T. C. ia uo more.
The school will make au effort dur
ing the coming months of the pres
ent year to adjust itself to a pre-war
basis, which will be no omall task,
but with Chancellor Avery back at
the wheel, he may be able to guide
the affairs safely through to a suc
cessful culmination. It is consider
ed a real man's size job, at best. The
R. O. T. C. will again come in as a
part of the school work and an of
ficer will be placed in charge by the
government. The entire officer per
sonnel of the S. A. T. C, with the
except ion of Captain Drake and two
Lieutenants requested discharge and
all have been discharged except the
personnel adjutant. Lieutenant Geo
N. Foster, himself a law professor in
the University, who will complete his
work of making final reports, etc. at
an early date and likewise return to
MOUTH BOY DIES
IN THE SOUTHLAND
REGGIE LATHAM. FORMERLY OF
THIS CITY, SUCCUMBS TO
PNEUMONIA IN SOUTH.
From Tuesday's Dally.
A letter from Mrs. J. F. Welling
ton, formerly Miss Hattie Latham,
of this city to her friend Mrs. Anna
Britt, tells of the death of her broth
er Reggie Latham, who has been
making his home in San Antonio,
Texas, for some time past of pneu
monia, following the Spanish Influ
enza. Those having lived in this
city for some time will remember
this young man. as well as the mem
bers of the family, his father hav
ing been the agent of the Burling
ton in this city years ago. Reggie
was a young man when leaving
here, in fact a mere boy, and has
been away for a number of years.
Mr. Latham was taken and died be
fore having had the malady for very
long, passing away on the 16th of
December at his home in the south.
BAD STREET CART SERVICE,
From Monday's Dally.
P'ranc Ballance was a passenger
to Glen wood this morning, after
having been away for the past two
weeks, visiting in a number of
places. He just returned last Sat
urday evening from Kansas City,
where he was visiting for a few
days, and tells of there being much
more snow at that place than here,
and that the street car strike is in
a measure being settled, but with
raw employes, the service is far
from what it should be.
Lost Last winter, when Mr.s Ag
new's household goods were packed
at Sixth and Vine, a box of bedding.
Reward for information. 211 So.
32rd St.. Omaha. Nebr.
Light Brahma cockerels, at $2.50
each, if taken at once. Mrs. C. E.
Heebner. Nehawka, Nebr. l-9-6t
Fancy stationery at this offiefc.
TT OTS of people wait until New Yera
comes around before they take an
inventory of themselves or their
What's the big idea in checking up on
yourself? Just to discover your weak
spots. When you discover them you make
new plans and resolutions for the coming
Don't stop at just making resolutions and
plans. For example, If you plan on open
ing a bank account then call on us and we'll
help you to carry out your plans.
First Natioiva.1 Barvk
LOW PRICE QUOTATIONS LIVEN
UP BUSINESS GREATLY
AT LADIES TOGGERY
EXTRA SALES FORCE ADDED
Sale of Coats, Suits. Skirts, Waists
and Sweaters Promises to be
a Record Breaker.
Genuine bargains, coupled with
adequate advertising has proven a
wonderful stimulus to business at
the Ladies Toggery, which is now in
the midst of its great January clear
The Influenza epidemic that swept
the country throughout the fall put
a quietus on the business of selling
Ladies Ready-to-Wear garments, al
though it proved a boon to the drug
trade. This left the Toggery over
stocked on coats, suits and other
lines of merchandise, which rather
than to carry over they are offering
at bed rock prices.
Following announcement of this
sale in the Daily and Semi-Weekly
Journal, the store was crowded with
purchasers yesterday and the sales-
force was kept more than busy wait
ing on the trade. Today a larger
sales force is on hand to look after
enabling people to supply their wants
and aid them in inspection of the
Mr. Busch, manager of the store.
Is a consistent advertiser, and hold
a reputation of coupling value with
the goods he handles, which fact is
responsible for the present success of
this Clearance Sale.
Another large ad announcing some
especial Saturday bargains appears in
RETURNS TO STATION.
From Monday's Dally.
This afternoon on the ea.'ly Bur
lington train C. A. Marshall Jr.
(June) departed for San Francisco,
where he goes to take up his work
again with the U. S. Navy training
station, where he is a member of
the band, at that place. June has
been home for the past two wecis,
having had ten days furlough, and
on account of the illness of hi.
mother, had an extension of five
days, which will terminate on Jan
uary 10th, or next Friday.
Wm. Miller of Cedar Creek was a
visitor in this city for a short time
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