The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, March 31, 1919, Image 1

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No. 82.
Leaves Five Children and an Aged
Husband to Mourn Her Death
Funeral Sunday
From Saturdays Daily.
The Dath Angel came during the
night last night, bearing a summons
to .Mrs. .Margaret Ann Boetel. from
the other world, where there is no
?tirring or sorrow or trouble.
Mrs. Boetel has been a patient suf
ferer for a long time from the rav
ages of a cancer, and her spirit re-rpond-d
to the call of the Angel as
she passed from this vale of tears to
tin portals of th Great Beyond.
During her sickness she suffered in
tense pain, as is so often the case
with cancer ailments.
Miss Margaret Ann Ripple was
born at New Castle. I'a.. July 2th.
lS'.j. and came west with her par
ents in isr.0. when she was but four
years old. and has made hc-r home
here ever si?ic. She continued to
rsii with her parents until the
time of her marriage with Clans
l'.oetel in 1S72. To this union were
born twelve children, seven of whom
preceded their mother to the other
world, and five surviving their moth
er, all of whom are making their
homes In this city. They are John
Boetel. Clans Boetel, Jr. and Frank
Boetel and Mrs. Margaret Tulene
and Mrs. Ellen Cheval. She leaves al
so her aged husband and a brother.
Edward C. Ripple. ATl the children,
together with the husband and her
brother were at her bedside last ev
ening. While her sickness had been
filled with intense suffering the ap
proaching end was sensed by the
departure of the excruit iating pain
she was wont to suffer and when the
end came it was most peaceful.
Born July 20, 1S52 and passing
away March 2S. 1919. this good wo
man was fr years and S months old
a little over a week ago. One year
aeo tomorrow her sister. Mrs. Os
wald Guthman. died, and since that
time, a brother. Joseph Ripple, died
at South Omaha. In addition Ed
ward C. Ripple, Jr.. died facing the
enemy in France and Mrs. Ellen Che
val losing a little child, a grand
daughter, thus making five of the
family during the last year.
The funeral will occur Sunday af
ternoon at two o'clock at St. raul's
church. Rev. J. 11. Steger conducting
the services.
Thomas B. Stokes Left for Haxtum,
Colorado. Where He Will
Farm This Year.
From Saturdays Ially. I
Some years ago Alex Powell, who
made his home on the other side of
ihe Missouri river, in Iowa, moved J
to Colorado, locating near Haxtuiu. I
Colorado, where he has resided for
several vears now. and is much im-j
pressed with the country. He hasj
... . ,.oi
written to T. B. Stokes on numerous
occasions him to come out
to Colorado to reside, which advice
Mr. Stckes has now taken, and yes
terday departed for the west, where
he will make his home. In a letter
which Mr. Powell wrote recently he
had a great deal to say about the op
portunities that country affords Just
now and he has sent word to Maulon
and John Richardson, his former
neighbors across the river advising
thorn to also come to Colorado to Ford hospital, where yesterday aft
make their homes. He also says to ernoon she was operated upon for
tell i-ranK narris io move um nine
as carpenters are being paid from
six to eight dollars per day. while (nat phe would have a rapid recov
farm hands get from $65 to $75 per ery. This afternoon her father Mr.
month. Mr. Powell wrote to bring Geo. H. Stoehr and uncle Charles
some half dozen farm hands out if
they could be found hereabouts.
i From Friday's Tal!y.
Will Bolen of tlie contracting firm
of Helen &. Condon, of Omaha, was
in the city yesterday looking after
rome business at the court house,
and while there met George R.
j Sayles, the county clerk, who was a
chum of Mr. Bolen nearly thirty
years ago. They had not seen each
other for many years, but the coun
ty clerk thought he recognized
something familiar about Mr. Bolen
and questioned him, to find that he
was the friend of vears ago.
Written By Comrade, Who Was a
Friend Before and After Ent
ering the Service.
From Friday's Ially.
The following letter was received
by Mr. A. Ross of this city, relative
to the death of his son Orville, who
was killed in action on October 3rd,
but a short time before the ending
oC the war. The letter was written
from a station in France:
Dear Mr. Ross:
I received your letter of January
Sth today and will try to answer
and give you the details of Orville's
death. Yes. I did wonder who could
be writing to me from Kansas, until
I read our letter. Orville often
spoke of his folks and mentioned
you several times. At the time of ,
his death we had been in action
eight days. By a curious freak of
fate we were relieved of front line
action the evening of the day he
died. October 3rd. was th day. the
cablegram being wrong. Please tell
his wife that there isn't a chance of
his being alive, though God knows
I wish he were. When Mrs.. Ross
knows for certain he is dead it will
settle her mind and she won't be
raising false hopes when there is no
hope. Orville often spoke of the
baby and his wife and he was a
happy boy w hen he received word of
the baby's birth.
The reason Orville never said
anything about being in action was
on account of the censorship, all
information being kept out of the
letters so there would be no chance
of the Germans getting anything of
value to them.
As you said of Orville. he was a
fine boy and everybody liked him.
I helped him in the army game
and we were always together when
off duty. Just before leaving Camp
Lewis we were given a 48 hour pass
fcr a last visit before starting to
this country and Orville and I went
to Seattle. We had a good time
and then started a funny bet. I in
troduced him to my sweetheart and
he bet me a new hat that I would
be married in a year after the war
was over and we were discharged
from the service. Now we will
never settle the bet as he has gone
to a btter land where there are no
wars. I can truthfully say that
Orville did his duty as a soldier
and never showed a sign of being
Q fri i rl tinitor ft ra a n (ZrA Irnnurc it
enougn to try any ones cour-
as ,n lnal piace.
1 1 A. A.
wouiu as boon ios,i a oroiner
thn see him killed- we nad become
u friends. Though you and
h5s folks haVe lost ne very muCn
loved, you still nave a memory or
a brave soldier. He is lost to us
here on earth but some day we will
all meet again. As I cannot say
any more now I will close.
Yours respectfully.
From Friday's ra!ly.
Last evening at the time of the
departure of her friends from the
appendicitis, the young lady was
resting nicely, and with prospects
Stoehr were passengers to Omaha to
visit the young lady.
Celebrate Event Last Night at the
M. E. Church Parlors, with
Many Friends Present.
The celebration of the passing of
the fiftieth anniversary of the wed
ding of Thomas W. Glenn and Miss
Mary Holshue. who were united in
marriage at Petersburg. Illinois, on
March 28. IS 69, was held at the
First Methodist church parlors last
evening, beginning at eight o'clock.
Some two hundred of the friends
and neighbors of this estimable old
couple we should scarcely say 'old'
either, for a person is never any old
er than they feel including many
members of the church and repre
sentatives of its various organiza
tions, met to do honor and show
their friendship for Mr. Glenn and
his good wife, whose friendship and
love they all cherish.
The church had been beautifully
decorated, and in the presence of the
members of their family, including
the numerous stalwart sons and
graceful daughters, the program of
the evening began. It was a well
arranged affair and will be long re
membered by those present.
The initial number was a song by
Mrs. R. B. Hayes entitled. "Believe
Me of All Those Endearing Charms."
Mrs. W. G. Broks. of Nebraska City,
playing the accompanyment.
In honor of Mr. Glenn, who was a
member of the Grand Army of the
Republic and who fought for the
preservation of the union from 1S61
to 1S65, the W. R. C. presented the
happy couple with a beautiful slik
flag, the address being made by Mrs.
George A. Dodge, who was the rep
resentative of the order.
Then followed a beautiful duet.
"Their Golden Wedding Day." which
was sung by Misses Goldie & Gladys
Kaffenberg, and cs their fine
voices blended in the strains of this
old time love song, one could look
back over the years and enjoy a j
glimpse of the life of this couple, j
who had trod the pathway together
for fifty long years, in sunshine and
in rain.
Next was a reading by Mrs. A. J.
Beeson. entitled. "When You and I
were Young Maggie." It was very
well rendered and thoroughly en
joyed by those present.
Then followed the presentation of
a gut from the woman s i nristian
Temperance Union, of which Mrs.
Glenn is a member, the presentation
being made by Mrs. C. R. Troop, in
her usual concise manner.
Mrs. Mae Morgan than sang "Dar
ley and Joan," which is a love song
dealing with the fifty years and in
her rendition of this Mrs. Morgan
fairly outdid herself, and the audi
ence was quick to show its appre
ciation by genuine applause.
The Men's Bible class, of which
Mr. Glenn is a member, then pre
sented Mr. and Mrs. Glenn with a
gift. Mr. A. L. Tidd. teacher of the
class, making the presentation ad
dress in a very clever manner.
Then followed an address by the
Rev. W. L. Hunter, who was form
erly a pastor of the church here and
was a great friend of Mr. Glenn and
wife. He had many good things to
say about the happy couple, wishing
them a lot more years of usefulness
to themselves and to the world.
A season of song was then indulg
ed In. being participated in by mem
bers of the G. A. R. and W. R. C.
together with others'in the audience,
by way of a fitting close to the pro
gram proper. After this rfreshments
consisting of ice cream and cake
were served.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn were the re
cipients of many congratulations,
both from those in attendance and
from those who couldn't come, as
well, they sending notes of congratu-
lations and best wishes. At a late
hour those present departed for their
homes wishing the happy couple long
life and much Joy.
From Thursday's Doily.
There is being heard in county
court today an action which is be
ing brought by I. L. Rosenbaum. of
Orchard, Colorado, against C. W.
Bish for the recovery :f con. mission
for selling fifty-one shares of bank
stock for a brother of C. W. Bish.
which C. W. Biih arranged fur dis
posal with Rosenbaum. The sliare-s
it is alleged were to be sold for
$135.00 per share, and of this the
owner was to have SI 25. 00. and ten
dollars to go to the agent for his
commission. which amounted to
$510.00, and for which the action
for the enforcement of the paying
is brought. The hearing which is
before Judge Beeson had aecupied
all the morning, the record of which
was being taken by court reporter
E. R. Travis. The defendant's inter
est was being looked after by C. E.
Tefft of Weeping Water, while
those of the plaintiff were beinc
cared for by W. A. Robertson of
this city and F. W. Fitch of 0:uika.
That Was Collected for the Armen
ians and Syrians Committee
Reports Disposition.
From Saturday's Daily.
The money given by Nebraska ns
to aid the refugees in Armenia. Syria
and other Near Eastern countries,
who are dying from starvation and
the cold, is reaching its destination
just in time, according to telegram
that have been received by the Com
mittee in Omaha.
Dr. Barton, sending a cablegram
from Constantinople, says: "Arrived
February 12. Mer.'jffriur. -uLso arrived.
Supplies are in excellent condition
and are unloading immediately. El
mer Maynard reports 2.400 tons of
rice available for the Caucasus. I
have authorized the purchase of one
thousand tons, costing $".00,000. I
am asking an option the remain
der. The need in the Caucasus and
Armenia is desperate. The winter is
exceedingly severe, causing intense
suffering and great mortality among
the refugees."
The Leviathan, carrying a great
amount of supplies and many work
ers for the starving nations, has ar
rived at Brest and George E. White.
Nebraskan, who is in charge, cables:
"Expedition Manded safely this fore
noon. Greetings to friends. Health
good. We leave by special train to
night, arranged by Mr. James, direct
to Marseilles. Expect to trke Glou
cester Castle February 25. Red Cross
and all officials most helpful."
The relief workers who sailed on
the Leviathan have been sent to the
following cities in Asia Minor, Ar
menia. Mesopotamia, Syria and the
Caucasus: Smyrna. Brousa. Angora.
Konla. Cesaria. Tarsus. Marsovan.
Adana. Trebizond. Der-el-Zor, Jeru
salem. Bagdad. Mosul. Frumia. Tab
riz, Erivan. Tiflis. Datum, Soubilak.
Bitlis. Harpot, Mardin. Frfa and
From Saturday's I-ailv.
Mrs. Frank It. Gobelman has re
ceived word of the serious illness of
her sister. Miss Anna White, who
is a teacher in the city schools at
Montezuma. Iowa, and who has
been down for the past week or so
with the dyptheria, and was con
sidered as being very serious.
A nurse was employed, and word
was wired fcr her relatives to come.
It is hoped that they are finding her
somewhat improved.
Found A small neck chain, with
pennant. Owner can have same Im
proving property, and paying for
this notice. Call at Journal office. It
From Friday's Daily.
Dunnegan and Wilcox are mov
ing to the old .skating rink building,
where they will put in the garage
and auto repair shop, and will op
erate a storage place for cars also.
The place is a good location, and
with an abundance of room for the
storage of cars, and conducted by
those two clever young men. the in-
i stitution should be a paying one
VJ&U Paper, Paints. Glass, Picture
Framing. Frank Gobe'man.
Leclare the Order is in Best of Con
dition and Possessed of Large
Reserve Fund on Hand
From Thursday's Dniiy.
Last evening the local delegates
to the state convention of the Wood
man of the World, held at Hastings
'lie fore part of the week, returned
home, after having had a most ex
cellent time. They report a most
sueeessf ul meeting and that the fi
nances of the order are in the best
of shape, despite heavy death claims
caused from the influenza epidemic
that raged last fall. Those to at
tend the convention, and who re
turned last night were John W. Sea
graves. W. F. Gillispie and wife. E.
G. Ripple, and W. B. Rishel. clerk
of the local camp. They brought
with tli em the following report of
the meeting:
"Following the address of welcome
by Mayor Madgett and the response
by Lloyd Magna of Omaha the Wood
man of the World convention got
down to business at once at the
Clarke hotel Tuesday morning.
The election of officers was dis
posed of without a ripple and there
was a complete absence of the ex
ci;.eaieJit that. - l;as. attended seme
Woodmen conventions. - m
"All officers were re-elected ex
cept William L. Leigh. of Beatrice,
who was succeeded as head escort by
W. V. Furdy. of that city. Fred Eye
mer of Lincoln and B. C. Enyart. of
Tekamah. were elected delegates to
the sovereign camp which will be
held in July probably, as the propo
sition now stands, at Atlantic City.
"The report of Sovereign Comman
der W. A. Faser, of Omaha, was sub
mitted by the sovereign clerk. John
T. Yates, of Omaha. This report
showed that last month was a record
mo-.ilh. 17.000 applications for mem
bership having been received, and it
was estimated that the applications
for the present month will reach
"The report showed that the as
sets of the order on January 1 of
the present year amounted to
$50,000,000.00. Disbursements last
year in the payment of death losses
and in meeting other expenses totaled
approximately $10,000,000.00.
"Notwithstanding the vast expen
ditures the reserve fund had in
ditures, t lie reserve fund had in
creased, the report showed in the
last two years by $1,000,000.00.
There was an increase in member
ship in 1917 of HO. 32"., and in 191S
the increase was SO. 000.
"Dr. A. V. Cloyd. sovereign physi
cian, gave an encouraging talk on
the general prosperity ofr the order,
and announced that there is a move
ment on foot to erect a monument
in France to the memory of the W.
O. W. who fell upon the battlefield.
Dr. Clovd also announced that the
first shot fired by the Americans on
European soil was fired by a W. O.
W. Sovereign Archer, of Indiana."
Nebraska Officers
The- jurisdiction of Nebraska offi
cers are as follows:
Earl R. Stiles, Omaha, head con
sul; H. G. Smith, Winside, head ad
viser; George R. Novacek, Omaha
head banker; Col. C. L. Mather, of
Benson, head clerk; William Leigh,
Beatric. head escort; F. S. Bigelow.
Blair, head watchman; Fenton B.
Fleming. Lincoln, head sentry; Roy
Langford. Auburn, head auditor; M.
D. Sack, Gresham, head auditor; Geo
Christoph. Norfolk, head auditor;
W. B. Rishell. Plattsmouth. head
auditor; C. A. Townsend, Page, head
auditor; D. W. Carre, Beatrice, sen
ior past head consul; Edw. Walsh,
Omaha, junior past head consul; B
C. Enyart. Tekamah and Frey Eye-
mer, Lincoln, delegates to the Sov
ereign camp.
Get your Easter greeting cards at
the Journal office.
From Friday's Daily.
Dr. R. P. Westover, who has been
at his old home at Chadron for some
time past called there on account of
i his mother being sick, and two sis-
i ters. having the influenza, as well
as the extreme illness of a sister-in-law,
the latter dying before his
arrival there, returned home last
evening. Dr. Westover when leav
ing his former home, left his mother
feeling very well, and one sister be
ing up again from her illness, while
the other sister was showing good
improvement, and while out of
danger was still confined to her lied.
The doctor reports that of the two
physicians a that town, one was
down with the influenza, while the
other was kept so busy, on account
of the epidemic that he could hardly
get the work done, and was practic
ally worn out himself.
E. J. Richey Constructing Building
to House Finer Grades of Lum
ber and a Work Shop
From TMirsdav's Daily.
E. J. Richey. Plattsmouth's popu
lar lumber dealer believes in prac
ticing what he preaches. Mr. Richey
carries an ad in the columns of the
Journal from day to day informing
our readers that with the ending of
the war building restrictions have
been far removed and advising the
building of needed improvements at
the present time. In conformity
with this he is having erected on the
lot just east of his yard a large
building to house the finer grades of
lumber which he carries and also
afford a workshop of suitable size,
in which men may make up window
frames, etc.. rom timeto time as
the occasion demands. The building
is commodious and will enable Mr.
Richey to handle his increasing bus
iness better than ever before. And.
it seems quite probable that many
will heed his advice about building.
There is one thing certain, at least,
and that is Plattsmouth should have
a spring house-building campaign,
or it will be "back to the farm" for
some of us.
From Friday's Daily.
In the case yesterday wherein I.
S. Rosenbaum. of Orchard. Colorado,
brought suit against C. W. Bish of
Weeping Water for commissions for
the sale of fifty-one shares of bank
stock, and in which he laid claim
to ten dollars commission per share,
or five hundred and ten dollars in
all. The decision was that the
prayer of his petition be granted
and accordingly the judgment al
lowed his $510.00 and interest.
The case will be appealed. Court
Reporter E. R. Travis was present
at the trial, and a bill of exceptions
was taken, which will be the basis
of an appeal.
A Service message
Protection for Buyers
and Sellers!
ty Y making this institution the deposi--
tary for contracts, deeds, leases and
agreements pending final arrangements and
payments, both parties of any contract are
assured of a fair, square deal.
Escrow contracts protect both buyer and seller by
placing all papers incident to the transaction in the
hands of a disinterested third party until all terms
are met in full.
Few individuals are prepared to meet all obligations
and responsibilities imposed by an escrew contract.
This institution can meet them in full.
First NatioivaJ Bank
Plztttsmouth. Nebraska.
And Arrange Schedule of Levies for
the Coming Year A Large
Number Were Present
From Thursday's Daily.
County Assessor George L. Farley
held a meeting of the assessors of the
various precincts and wards of the
county in the District Court room at
the court house today.
A large delegation was pre-ent at
the meeting and the time was very
largely taken up in a discussion of
land and stock values and explana
tions of the manner and method if
arriving at the valuation of what ii
being assessed, as well as with oth
er things of interest to the men who
are to do the work.
Those present comprised the fol
lowing: Edward Doran. Tipton pre
cinct; L. B. Appleman. Green wood
precinct; John Mefford. Salt Creek
precinct; C. W. Jewell. Stove Creek
precinct: H. R. Smith. Elm wood pre
cinct; M. E. Bushnell. South Bend
precinct; R. B. Jameson, Weeping
Water precinct; James Breckenridge.
Center precinct; James Hoover, of
Louisville precinct: R. O. Hutching
of Avoca precinct; P. A. Hi Id of Mt.
Pleasant precinct; J. G. Meisinger.
Eight Mile Grove precinct; H. F.
Kropp. Nehawka precinct; G. W.
Cheney, Liberty precinct; Walter
Byers. Rock Bluffs precinct; Will
Rummell. of Plattsmouth precinct;
John McKay. Weeping Water citv;
A. D. Despain and M. Mauzy, Platts
mouth city.
From Frionv's Intlv.
C. E. Hitt and son Charles and
Ainmon Gamlin, departed this morn
ing for Cullom. where they are be
ginning the work on ome five
buildings at Cullom on the farm of
Jacob Falter, which is to be a dairy
station for the farms of Mr. Falter
and son John W. Falter, and where
they will maintain a station for the
shipment of cream and milk, hav
ing access to both the markets of
Plattsmouth and Omaha. The
buildings have been placed at the
station of Cullom, because of its
close proximity to the station, and
because of the better pasturage
there than in the hills where the
old house is located.
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