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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27. 1919.
AFTER WEEKS OF SUFFERING,
MRS. H. C. VAN HORN LIES
AT HOME IN CITY
CAME HERE 30 YEARS AGO
Leaves a Sister. Husband and Three
Children to Llonrn Her Depar
ture from Their Midst.
From Monday's Pan v.
The Death Angel, in his mercy,
called at the home of Mrs. Lucinda
Van Horn this morning, where the
good woman had been suffering for
many weeks, but had continued to
remain cheerful of life despite it all.
At the call, the spirit departed
from the body of Mrs. Van Horn and
flew to it maker, while the mortal
remains which had been racked with
pain and suffering were at rest. Dur
ing her illness all that could be done
in the way of medical attention and
tender, loving care, was done to de
feat if possible, the imminent death
that Ff'ir.ed at times so near. But the,
spark of life had burned low, and
it became extinct this morning at
Miss Lucinda Palmer was born in
Canada seventy years ago on the 10th
day f January, and was first unit
ed in marriasre with Martin Gibson,
in Illinois, and with their family she
came to this city about a third of i
a century ago. To this union there
were born three children, two sons
and a daughter, they being Guy Gib
son, now of Billings. Mon'ana: Mrs.
Lena Prrks. f Tneoma. "Washington
and Dallie S Gib-on. of Missouri Val
ly. Iowa. Mr. Dallie Gibson was the
only one of the children who was
eble to be with his mother. Nearly
twenty-five years apo the husband
died, and after some years. Mrs. Gib
son was united iu marriage to H. C.
Van Horn. They resided here for a
number t.f years and later moved to
the small farm south of this city,
where they made their home. Here
they lived until she was taken ill.
and after having suffered much, pass
ed to her rt-i and rev.ard this morn
ing. Karlv in life. Mrs. Van Horn be-
came a member of the Christian :
church, and she remained to the rnd-j
a constant and true communicant of
The funeral will be held at the
Christian church in this city Thurs
day afternoon. Feb. 27th. conduct
ed by the Rev. Levi V. Scott. Burial
will be in Oak Hill cemetery west of
Mrs. Van Horn was a member of
the Daughters of Rebecca and of the
Woman's Relief Corps.
P.y her death this good woman
leaves to mourn her departure a sis
ter. Mrs. Thomas Wiles, who has ex
hausted herself in the care of her
sister, the three children named ear
lier in this article and H. C. Van
Horn, her husband.
DISCHARGED FROX SERVICE.
From Tuesday's Diiy.
This noon Thomas Heinrich ar
rived frcm Chicago, where a few i
days since he was aiscnargeu
the service at a camp at Chicago,
after having served since last Bum
mer as a member of the United
States army. Thoma3 had gone to
Holyoke. Colo., where he had en
gaged in farming, and when the
call came for him. he held a sale and
disposed of all his belongings, as
far as the matter of farming was
concerned, and hastened to bis heme
for departure with the quota from
this county. He was sent to Camp
Funston. where he remained for
pome time, and was finally trans
ferred to other camps, until at the
time of his being discharged he was
at the camp at Chicago. He is in
the city now for a short time visit
ing at the home of his mother. He
. a m
will soon take up the vocation of,
r.trinr .ruin and will co back to
the farm which he left when the call,
ctrne for bis eerviee.
Bubicribe for the Journal.
DISCHARGED FROM SERVICE.
From Monday Iaily.
This morning Floyd Richardson.
who has been in the army for some
time, arrived home having just been
discharged from the service a short
time since from Camp Sam Houston
Texas, where he has been stationed
for some time past. Floyd first went
to Tamp Funston where he was for
a number of months, and from
there was transferred to the camp
in the south. This afternoon Flovd
and father and brother Claud, de
parted for Omaha, where they will
visit for a short time und will also
visit with relatives at Council
"Bluffs for a while before the return
HILL FAMILY IS
FROM STOREKEEPER lUR BUR
LINGTON TO HUSBANDMAN RE
QUIRES BUT ONE STEP.
Fre.n Tuesday's Dally.
Yesterday and today E. C. Hill
has been very busy, loading his
household goods into a car for ship
ment to Beemer. where he Will en
gage in farming, beginning when
he shall have gotten moved. E. C.
Hill came here, a few years since.
and as the storekeeper for the Bur
lington, has proven a very valuable
man for that company, as well as
one who ha had the ability ot
getting along fine with the men with
whom he has worked with, he has;
and has merited, the esteem of all
with whom he has worked and at
the same time has received ready
response- in the best effort of the
men which he has been associated,
in the performing cf their tasks. In
f tna pftmmnnilr H hna U'nn nTifl
maintained the highest place in the
estimation of the citizens with
whom he has mingled. In the
church, being a member of the
Methodist, he has worked with this
organization with great interest and
arder. and has while working for
this church, the good will and hest
wishes cf the members of all oth
ers. As a member of the Home Guards
he has maintained the best of friend
ship and working ability with them,
and has been very patriotic, and did
full work in the raising of all war
requests, his department and wards
undeY his care always going over the
top. This city is losing a good man
in Mr. Hill. We are sure that
the community which receives this
family will be greatly benefitted by
tnejr incoming a part thereof
LAID AT REST THIS HORNING.
The Remains of the Late Vincent
Ptacek Were Laid to Rest
At Oak Hill.
From Monday' Dally.
This morning was held at the late
home of Vincent Ptacek, the last
sad rites over his remains. Mr.
Ptacek who has been a citizen of
this place for nearly forty years
and who passed away at his home in
this city a short time since, was
buried at the Oak Hill cemetery
west of this city this morning. The
1 T 1 ,1 . 1. n V rrr r. I
lunerai wu ueiu nuu. -
and was conducted Dy tne minister :
of the Bohemian Lutheran church
at Omaha. Vincent Ptacek. who
has made his home for the past
nearly forty years here, leaves be
sides the members of his family
here many true friends and is hon-
ored and respected by all who knew
WILL ENFORCE THE ORDINANCE
From Tuesday's Dallj.
The chief of police wishes to have
it understood that the curfew ordi
nance is still in operation though no
whistle or other alarm is being giv
en, but all boys and girls to which
this ordinance applies are warned
to be off the street by nine o'clock
at night or they will have to spend
the night in the city jail, and be
before the police Judge the follow-
FOR SALE 2 HERFORD BULLS
I have for Kale.. two .-oung high
, bred registered Herford bulls, four-
teen and fifteen months of age re-
(rpeetiveiy. inquire oi t rea j.i
IRamg. Phoaes 102 and' 522.1
Plattsmouth. Neb. 5-tfw
A FULL SHEAF
MRS. ELIZABETH MARLER PASS
ES AWAY AFTER LONG SICK
NESS, AT AGE EIGHTY-SIX.
BORN IN THE STATE OF OHIO
Eleven Children Given Birth By
This Estimable Lady Six .
Now Survive Her.
From Wednesday's Daily.
Just as the day was dying, and
the approach of the dawn of another
and tilled with years of good deeds,
and honored by many people. Grand
ma Elizabeth Marler passed away
at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Maggie Mason of this city Monday
evening near the midnight hour.
Miss Elizabeth Spires was born
in Ohio. December lf.th. 1S32. and
was united in marriage when a
young woman, to .Mr. ueese. to
whom three children were born.
wo having passed from this life.
and one remaining to honor her
mother's memory, she beine Mrs.
John Harmon, and who makes her
home in Oklahoma. Again at the
age of twenty-four years this lady
united in marriage with Benjamin
Marler, and to this union there were
some eight children torn, three of
whom have died, and five surviving
Grandma Marler who still has a
brother surviving her. has six
children surviving her. one by the
first marriage, and five by the lat
ter, with seventeen grand children,
and eighteen great grand children.
Two of the grandchildren were with
the American Expeditionary Forces,
on having returned. Arthur Samp
son, and has been mustered out of
the service, while the ether E.
Frank Marler is still in France, be
ing in the S9th division:
Grandma Marler, with her hus
band lived for fourteen years in My
nard, and since the death of Mr.
Marler some three years since has
made her home with her daughter,
Mrs. Maggie Mason of this city.
The funeral occurred this after
noon and the interment in the ceme
tery just at the edge of the city.
Mrs. Marler was known by a host
of friends, who only knew her to
love and honor her for her many
good deeds. TJie children who sur
vive her are who reverance her
memory, being Mrs. John Harmon,
of Oklahoma. Mrs. Sophia Samp
son of Portland. Oregon, Mrs. Alice
Cameron of Beaver City, Neb.. Mrs.
Maggie Mason of this city Eli Mar
ler of leaver City, and Frank A.
Marler of near Murray.
JUST SLIGHTLY IMPROVED.
Prom W((1ii!sitv' Dally.
Uncle L. H. Kearnes who has
been .o sick at his home in this
city for some time past, aud of
whose recovery the attending physi
cians and his friends have had but
little or any hope, is reported as be
ing just slightly improved, though
still in an. extremely serious condi
That he may improve is the de
sire cf his many friends In this city,
though but little hone is entertain
ed that he will be able to overcome
jthe malady with which he is affect
WILL MOVE TO NEAR MYNARD.
Fro.i Wednesday's Dativ.
James M. Jordan who has been
living near Cedar Creek, for the
past few years, will move to near
Mynard. where he will farm the
place owned by Chris Metzger,
while the farm which he "has been
occupying will be farmed by S. G.
Stone who has formerly lived near
this city. In moving from Cedar
Creek to Mynard. Mr. Jordan will
have to dispose of his stock in the
Burlington which has carried him
to and fro from his home to this
citv. and make, the bet terms which
1 h f. Muiniiri rlHf.
j . .... f u,jer for some time, and after a visit
"Call Paper. Paints. Glaes, Picture
Framing. Frank Gobe'man.
PRETTY YOUNG TO BE IN
THE STOCK BUSINESS
From Monday's lai.y
Little Irene Simmons, daughter of
J. ". Simmons and wife, uho live in
the south part oJ the city, has an
angora gout which is a very beaut i-j
ful animal with its coating of beau
tiful fleece, and to which the stork
recently brought two of the cutevt
little goats. Irere. who is only about
tight years of age. thinks they are
the nicest things imaginable ::n 1
takes great pride in Hk-im. While she
is pretty young to be i:i the stock
business, she looks after her holdings
in most painstaking manner.
PARTOOK OF A
Gathering at E. E. Weseott Home
to Pass Last Fleeting Night
vriti Mr. and Mrs. Hill.
From Tuesday's Dai'y.
Last evening the II. II. .W. club
met at the home ot E. H. Weseott
ind family, where they on joyed a
delightful six o'clock supper that
was ruperb in every ;art iculr.r. and
which was enjoyed by all present.
The object was to spend the fleeting
hours of Mr. ar.d Mrs. 11:11'.- last
night in town in a manner they
would not soon forget. Put the sol
emnity of most go d bye occasion?"
was thrown to the wind and everyone
?ntered wbolehoartedlv into the en
joyment of the occasion.
Tf.e supper was all ihat could he
Jesired and the occasion will not
onlv be long remembered bv Mr. and
Mrs. Hill, but by every one present
is well. Those who enjoved the oc-
asion were M-.-"rr and Mesuames
E. C. Hill, the guests of honor. R. IV
Hayes. J. E. Wiles, Win. P.aird. Luke
. Wiles and K. 11. Weseott.
ENJOYED EXCELLENT DINNER.
From Monday's Daily.
Yesterday, at the home cf Mr. and
Mrs. Fred P. Busch were gathered a
lumber of friends who enjoved the
fay immensely and partook of one
f the most sumptuous dinners thai
could be provided. The tempting
viands were prepared by Mrs. Busch
md her mother. Mrs. John Binge- i
nan. both of whom are excellent i
cooks and in a class beyond compe
tition when it comes to cooking.
Those present to gather around
the festive board were Roy Knorr
and wife and Mrs. Panzer, mother
of Mrs. Knorr. Guy W. M or trail and
wife. E. C. Harris and wife. Mr. and
Mrs. P.ingeman and Mr". Busch and
wife. Besides the matter of the en
joyment of a good dinner, a mo'-t
pleasant afternoon was spent togeth
er as well.
RURAL CARRIER EXAMINATION.
From Monday's Daily.
The United States Civil Service
Commission haw announced an ex
amination for the County of Cass,
Nebraska, to he held Plattsmouth
and Lincoln on March 8, 1919. to
fill the position of rural carrier at
Avoca, Alvo, Mynard. Nehawka and
Union and vacancies that may later
occur on rural route from other post
offices in the above-mentioned coun
ty. The examination will be open
onlv to male citizens who are act
ually domiciled in the teiritory of
a postoffice in the county and who
meet the other requirements set
forth in Form No. 197?.. This form
and application blanks may be ob
tained from the offices mentioned
above or from the United States
Civil Service Commission at Wash
ington, D. C. Applications should
be forwarded to the Commission at
Washington at the earliest practic
WILL VISIT IN THE
EAST AND SOUTH
From Tuesday's Daily.
This morning Mrs. "F. C. Dunbar
and little daughter Jane, departed
for Mattoon, Illinois, where they
go to visit at the home of Mrs. John
Throm. a sister of Mrs. Dunbar,
whom they have not seen each oth
.will go to Hot Springs, Ark., where
j they will spend some time in the
'Balmy South.' among the flowers
and the warmer weather.
MISS. ALPHA HALLSTROM GIVES
shower in honor or
MISS VERA PROPST.
WILL WED ELMER HALLSTRON
the Evening Merry, And
Present M3ny Gifts.
From V"elT!e.rtay'. Daily.
At the home of Miss Alpha Hall
stroin, Monday evening. a shower
was given in honor of Miss Vera
Propst, wliose marriage to Mr. El
mer Hall'-trom will take place soon.
The evening v.-as eujoyahly spent
in games and contents. Miss Ruth
Roman proved to be the best au
thority In hearts. whiie we all
know Helen Ptak and Josephine Sed
!ock are not posted in such matters
and therefore received the booby
Towels were then hemmed for
guest of honor and the prize for the
neatest work was given to Miss Belle
Speck, although this was a close de
cision. Miss Norrine Schulof receiv
ed the booby prize. Miss Propst was
the presented with a large basket
decorated with with hearts and cup
ids, which contained many beauti
The rooms were tastefully decor
ated with hearts and cupids con
cealed about them were souvenirs
for each grtest present.
A a late hour a delicious three
course luncheon was served to
which p 11 did ample justice, voting
Mrs. Hallstrom and Miss Alpha
The guests upon departing wish
ed Miss Propst much joy and happi
ness through the coming years.
Those present were: Miss Propst,
the guest of honor. Mrs. K. L.
Propst. Mrs. Test, mother and sis
ter of Miss Propst. Florence Balser.
Elenora and Norine Schulofi". Cres
Me Hackenberger. Belle and Dorothy
Speck. Ruth Roman. Helen Ptak.
'arc oung. Hilda Hunkman. 111-
lian Adams, Nettie Moore. Edith
Johnson and Alice Weyrich.
LOUIS ROTHMAN MUSTERED OUT
From Wednesday's Dally.
On February 24 th. at Camp
Dodge. Louis Rothma'n, was must
ered out of the service, and is to
day spending the time in Omaha,
visiting with his sister. Mrs. Ram-
ey. who resides there. Louis
Rothman went to the service from
here many months since and was
while in active service, wounded, re
ceiving a shot through one of his
feet, which has kept him in the hos
pital for a long time. In his com
munication with his mother to whom
he often wrote, he endeavored to
keep the fact from her.ithat she
might not be suffering for him. and
like the manly hero he is, succeed
ed, in doing so for a long time. He
comes home now discharged from
the service, and we are truly hop
ing, that the wound is leaving no
permanent injury. He will make
his home here.
CARD OF THANKS.
To the friends and neighbors,
who so kindly ministered at the
time of the sickness and death of
our beloved husband and father,
and for the floral tributes and, es
pecially to Mr. CjTil Janda and the
choir. MRS. VINCENT PTACEK,
How to Keep Well
"Keep the bowels open" is one
rule of health recommended by all
schols of medicine. Foley Cathartic
Tablets cleanse the bowels, sweaten
the stomach and benefit the liver.
For indigestion, biliousness, a bad
breath.. bloating, gas or constipation
! no remedy is more highly recommend
ed. Fine for stout persons. Sold ev
erywhere. Ira Bates and wife of near Cedar
Creek wer visiting ia this city this
morning. . -
VISITED HERE FOR SHORT TfME
From Monday's Da ifv
This afternoon Captain Otto Wurl
stepped on" the noon train from
Omaha, coming for a short visit in
the city with his mother Mrs. B.
Wurl and two brother B. G. Wurl
and E. A. Wurl. on his way back to
Camp Funston. from where he has
been away ou a short furlough,
which has included. Quincy. 111., and
Omaha. Captain Wurl will visit
here a short time before returning
to his station at Camp Funston.
Mrs. Wurl and Otto Jr. are making
their home at Manhattan. Kansas,
where the young man is attending
IS HEAD OF A
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FRANZ RICHARDSON FORMERLY
OF THIS PLACE PROMOTED
TO DEPARTMENT HEAD.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Seventeen years ago Frank Rich
ardson of this city, then engaged in
farming, left the farm and went to
work in the stock yards at South
Omaha, where he accepted a posi
tion as cattle driver in the yards.
By keeping at the job. and merit
ing something better, he has been
advanced, until but a fchort time
since he has been transferred to
Chicago, where he has his head
quarters, and will be department
head of the sausage and Mnoked
meat department for Swift & Co..
for the entire United States, and a
portion of Canada. This position
v.ill require somewhat of traveling,
and there are branches of this vast
house all over the I'nited States, ex
tending from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, and from the Gulf up to and
into Canada. The position carries
with it a great deal of responsibil
ity, and much supervision, and he
has under his charge, all the work,
which have in hand the making of
sausage, in all the departments, and
also with the smoked meats, which
for this institution means a great
deal of supervision.
S DISCHARGED FROM SERVICE.
From Monday's Dally.
This morning Roy Hull, who en-
isted in 1917, in the service becom
ing a member of the "Dandy Sixth"
and was sent from Omaha to Camp
Cody, where he was kept for a short
time, and with numerous transfers,
doing special training for the raw
recruits, at a number of forts and
camps, arrived at Camp Dix for em
barkation, in time to hear that the
armistice was signed, and was then
transferred to seme other fort, and
was a short time since discharged
from the service at Memphis, Tenn.
looms 1 Want-Ada Pay!
A Service message
Banking by Mail
This is to remind our out-of-town.
patrons that they need never hesitate
about using the mails or telephone in
transacting their business with us.
When it is inconvenient for you .to come in,
write or phone. You can make deposits by mail
if v currency is included register your letter.
If you vant information regarding your ac
count or a draft, telephone and we will take care
of you. We have saved our patrons much time
and trouble with this service. Take advantage
of it. .i
First National Bank
ADAM HILD AND HIS GOOD WIFE
CELEBRATE GOLDEN WED
ENJOY DINNER WITH FAMILY
Made Home Here For Many Years.
Holds Honor And Respect Of
mm Wednesday"' Daily.
esterday at their home in thU
city, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Hild. now
well advanced in years and having
"a large circle of very earnest friends,
whom they have known for mauy
years, and who are glad to honor
and love them, passed their fiftieth
wedding anniversary, with seven of
their children and families. That
all these children and their families
could be with the aged father aud
mother, at this time is indeed very
nice. The day was quietly peut
at home with the children and
many grandchildren who gathered,
to congratulate the parents and
spend the teason in happy remem
brances of the times passed, which
was frought with much joy. Mr.
and Mrs. Hild came to this country
mpny years since, and have made
their home on a farm southwest of
this city until a few years ago, when
they removed to this city, wh-r
they now reside, honored and re
spected by a large circle of devoted
From Wednesday's PaKy.
A local sport the other evening,
having met two traveling booze
salesmen, from a sample which they
carried, and it is reported that it
was an excellent article in the line
of 'Old Kentucky Bourbon.' made h
purchase of a cae. which was to be
placed in "Escrow" or eatehed. be
to go and get it where directed.
This was a precaution which would.
they supposed, make immune from
arrest each( party to the transaction.
After all of the preliminaries had
been fulfilled, and the 'Catche' re
covered, it was found, that the con
tents of the case was an excellf-nt
quality of rainwater.
Just what was done with it is not
known but it is supposed it was us
ed for the washing of woolen sox. -
John Sass was down this morning
from his home near Louisville, and
was looking after pome matters at
the court house.
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