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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1919.
DEATH OF A
DENT OF CAS
CHARLES C. HENNINGS. A LQNG
TIME CITIZEN. DIED LAST
. NIGHT AT 7 P. M.
LIVED III COUNTY SINCE 1871
And Had Long Bizn Active in the
Life of Community Loved
and Respected by All.
From Frluay s Daily.
Anot iter of the rugged figures who
assisted in the claiming of Nebraska
from the wilderness of the Indian
and making it into one of the great
est agricultural sections of the middle-
west, has been called from the
scenes of his earthly activities, in
the death of Charles C. Ilennings
who since 1S71 has been a re-blent
of Kight Mile Grove precinct.
Mr. Henningi lias in the past year
been in very poor health and has
kept gradually failing until last
evening at 7 o'clock, when the end
came peacefully to him at his farm
home east of Louisville.
Charles C. Hennings was born
across the sea on November 13. IS 47,
being the youngest son of John C.
and Sophia Hennings. who shortly
after the birth of Charles decided to
teek their fortune in the new world,
and in 1ST.1 the family migrated to
America where by perseverance and
thrift they have made a success of
their lives and created homes and
families in the land of their adop
tions. The femily settled first in Wis
consin, locating in Washington coun
ty, where the father and sons car
ried on their farming work until
the opportunity called them to the
Charles C. Hennings for a time
engaged in farming in Illinois and
Iowa and in 1S71 came to Cass coun
ty. Nebraska. farming near Plutts
mouth for a period of two years an-l
then locating on a farm in Kight
Mile Grove precinct, where he has
since resided. On February ISth,
1S72. Mr. Hennings was united in
marriage to Mis Mary Yolk, daugh
ter of Nicholas Volk. one of the pio
neer settlers of Tazewell county. Il
linois, and the family then came to
Cass county to make their home un
til death called the husband and
father to his last long rest.
To mourn the death of this splen
did gentleman and citizen there re
mains the wife and ten children, as
follows: Mrs. John A. Schafer. of
Creighton, Nebraska; John F. Hen
nings, Pocassett. Oklahoma; Nich
olas F. Hennings. Louisville; Jacob
C. Hennings. Manley; Mrs. Fred
Schafer and Mrs. George Schafer, of
Burwell, Nebraska; Mrs. Edward II.
Heil, Cedar Creek and Charles F..
Philip and Ferdinand Hennings. all
residing at home. The deceased al
so leaves two brothers residing in
Cass county, John C. Hennings and
Ferdinand J. Hennings, residing in
Kight Mile Grove precinct.
The funeral of Mr. Hennings will
be held on Sunday afternoon at 2
o'clock from the late home and the
body laid to rest in the Glendale
Children of William Stohlman, of the
Louisville Vicinity Have Put
Him "Over the Top."
From Friday's Dallv,
Frederick Stohlman is one of the
farmers in this vicinity who believes
in keeping ahead of his work and he
is one of the first to have his corn
all gathered, but we are not going
to give Mr. Stohlman all the credit
for it. He has a bunch of young
sters who know how to hustle. They
know how to play, also, but have
learned the great secret of making
play of their work.
Frederick Stohlman, junior, aged
1.", and his two isters, Anna and
Emma, are surely the priz$ corn
fhuckers of the community. They
jliavc a record of gathering (IS acres
"of corn in 14 days and some of the
I days have been damp and cloudy,
:too. Frederick attends the College
Hill school. Lut the two young la
jdies attend the high school in Louis
ville, where they are rated high in
They took a vacation of two weeks
and i-pent it i n their father's corn
field. 'Miss Km ma claiming to havi
shucked !4 bushels in one day. .Mr. I
Stohlman has splendid corn this)
year. About the Lest in the neigh-!
Lorhood. he thinks. The young Tolks j
are back in school and are working
overtime to make up for lost time,'
but are in excellent condition phy
sically and they may well feel proud
of their record. Louisville Courier.
JURY FINDS IN
FAVOR OF BANK
In Suit of Bank of Cass County vs
F. H. Wynn and Adolph Giebe
From Friday's Dally.
After deliberating all day on the
matter of fixing the amount to be
awarded the plaintiff in the case of
the Hank cf Cass County vs. F. H.
Wynn et al. the jury in the case,
composed of George Hild. John Ledg-
way. Frederick J. FornolT.
I'hilpot. Arthur Uornemeier.
?pangler, George Oberle. Jr
Stcner, Fred Muenchau. W. A. Tay
lor. T. V. Swan and II. It. Schmidt,
late yesterday afternoon returned a
verdict in favor of the plaintiff, and
fixing the judgment at $550. (in
against F. H. Wynn as principal on
the note u dispute and $80.'f
against Adedpb Giese, as reeurity.
The suit was to reeqver on a note
in the sum of $ l.u2i.!. w hich was
Eigned bv the defendants.
The verdict in addition, to the
sums "stated" above, grants to the
plaintiff the amount of S per cent)
. . i . . . 1
interest on the notes since their
coming due in 1917
BURNED BY EXPLO
SION THIS MORNING
Gecrga Reading and Harvey Heneger:
Injured when Put Wet Metal
Into Molten Babbit.
From Friday's Dally. j
This morning George Reading and.
Harvey Her.eger. two of the employes)
in the Purlinetcn brass foundry.
were both painfully burned as the,lent qualities of character.
result of the explosion of a small
anlount of molten metal.
They were engaged in melting bab
bit and George had laid a piece cf
the babbit on the ground for a mo
ment and not thinking of the metal
gathering dampness from the grenind
placed it in the pot of metal and a
moment later there was something
doing around the melting furnace.
The metal splashed out and George
was quite painfully but not danger
ously burned on the face and neck.
the neck and side of the face being
severely blistered in places.
It was good fortune that the young
man was provided with goggles as
they were all that kept the metal
from getting into his eyes.
Mr. Heneger was s lightly burn
ed around the eyes, but was able to
continue his work after having the
injury dressed, while George will
take an enforced vacation of a few
MAKE HOME IMPROVEMENTS
From Friday's Daily.
Two cf.the enterprising farmers
of the community, Philip Tritsch
and Henry Meisinger, have made a
great improvement in their country
homes by having installed up-to-date
lighting, water power plant and com
plete plumbing systems which will
make their residences as complete
and comfortable as any in the city.
The plants are of the Phelps type
and the entire equipment was in
stalled in their homes by J. F. War
ga, the local dealer in these lines.
Chester White Tioars for sale,
Prices reasonable and full pedigree I John Cloidt has for the past four- mouth. Four acres, 5-room house,
furnished free. Satisfaction guar-' teen years been employed by the with basement and cellar, well, barn,
anteed or money refunded. Call or , Burlington, having served in prac- 'chicken house. Well Improved. Ad
wiite your wants: C. Bengen, My-tically every department of the local dress Mrs. F. M. Hesse, 125 So. Cher-
MISS JULIA S ED LAX AND MR.
PETER ANTOS UNITED IN
SOLEMNIZED THIS MORNIHG
At Holy Rosary Catholic Church by
Rev. Father Suesser Will
Resids in Plattsmouth.
From Thursday's Dally.
This morning at 0 o'clock occur
red the marriage of Miss Julia Se-J-lak
and Mr. Peter Autos, two of the
well known and popular young peo
ple of the west side.
The ceremony was performed at
the Holy Kosary Catholic church on
West Pearl street. Kev. Father Fer
dinand Suesser, rector of the church
having charge of the nuptial mais.
The wedding was simple and impres
sive, being attended by only the im
mediate relatives and a few inti-
allace niate friends of the contracting par
John C. i ties and the beautiful and solemn
rup(jai Inasa vvas celebrated by the
rector of the church.
The attendants were Mi sis Rose?
Fedlak and Joseph S-nllak. Jr.
ter and brother cf the bride. The
bride was gowned in a traveling suit
of dark brown with hat to match.
Following the ceremony at the
church the bridal party wore enter
tained at the home of the bride';
parents at a charming wedding,
luncheon. 'Mr. and Mrs. Autos will
depart this evening over the Pur-
iliiifrtnn for Chic-urn. wliprp tlipv wit!
honevmoon for several
days, and on returning to this city
will be at home to their friends at
their home in the west part of the
The bride is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Tom Sedlak and has been
reared to womanhood in this city,
where she has a large circle of warm
friends who will extend to her their
bet wishes for her future welfare
The groom is an industrious young
men employed by the Burlington in
the shops in this city and has, dur
ing his six years residence here madi-
a great many friends bv his excel-
CHANGE IN LUMBER
AND GOAL FIRfs
John J. Cloidt x-urchaves Interests
of John Waterman in Lumber
and Coal Firm.
From Thursday's Dally.
A deal has just been closed where
by John Cloidt associates himself
with his brother. August, in the
lumber and coal business, having
purchased the interests of John
This lumber and coal firm is one
of, if not the oldest in the citv of
Plattsmouth, having been establish
ed in the spring of 1S70, by John
Waterman, who in those early days
sold lumber and building material
to the people of the surrounding ter
ritory covering a radius of almost
0 nines. .Mr. waterman also soiu-
the material used in the construc
tion of approximately two-thirds of
the residences of Plattsmouth.
Thus after nearly fifty years, Mr.
Waterman retires from business
with a record he may well be proud
tof, as during his half century of ac
tive business life, he has always been
for the progress and advancement
of everything good in the commun
Mr. A. W. Cloidt who has been sician who will look after the cases
associated with Mr. Waterman for and see that the parties are prop
the past twelve years, will be the erly quarantined and looked after
senior member of the new firm of during their illness.
Cloidt Lumber and Coal Company,
and J. J. Cloidt will be the Junior
thops, and having had several flat-
jtering offers from other points on
tlje system, but has preferred to stay
in Plattsmouth and eo into business
The Journal joins ,t he many friends
of the new firm in wishing thein the
' be.'- t cf success.
TO UNDERGO OPERATION
From Friday's Ta1ly.
Mrs. George Porn, of this city.
who has been at the Immanuel hos
pital i:i Omaha f r a short time,
will, if her condition permits, be
cpe rated on this morning at that in
stitution. Mrs. Horn has been in
poor health for Kome time past and
it was found necessary to secure her
lelief from suffering to have the op
SURPRISED ON HIS
Friends Gather at llcvaz cf August
Bradway Last Evening C?rds
Part of Entertainment.
From Thursdays Daily.
Yesterday marked the passing of
the thirty-first milestone of life for
August Bradway, and accordingly a
number of the friends and neighbors
joining with Mrs. Hradway, decided
to see that the anniversary was ob
served in the proner manner.
The friends visited the Pradway
home last evening'and took Mr. Hrad
way completely by surprise and t
was several moments before the dis-
i tinguished guest of honor recovered
from the shock or the surprise and
thn he joined heartily in the de
lights of the evening.
Cards were tiie chief feature of
the evening's entertainment and
after a se-sion w;;h the pasteboard-;,
a verv dainty aiid temutintr luncli-
jeon was ser
...,, was served b; Mrs. liradwav as-
Kitted liv M
rs. A-why" Morar- Those
present were Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Purhridge, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mc
Leod. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Moran
and Miss Ruth Hamburg, of Omaha.
. James T. Begley Hostess Yes
terday Afternoon 3-Course
From Thursday's Daily
Yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Jas. 1
IJegley entertained very delightful
ly at her heme the members of the
"Hikers" club, and the occasion was
one that was most thoroughly en
joyable in every way.
The heme was arranged in a color
Srcheme of yellow and white. the
beautiful chrysanthemums of the
fall semson being used in profusion
in the decorations of the room and
tables and the stately yellow blooms
were enhanced by the softening glow
of the candles, making the rooms a
bower of beauty.
The afternoon was spent in the
enjoyment of a very pleasant musi
cal program of instrumental music
as well as a number of the selections
given on the Victrola.
During The afternoon a very pleas
ing and delightful three-course
luncheon was enjoyed by the ladies,
which served to add to the enjoy
ment of the occasion. At a late hour
in the afternoon the ladies departed
for their homes feeling that "it had
jbeen a most delightful affair and
i deeply grateful for the gracious hos-
... t.t i,n nrrnrrlprl them
pilrtlll- tliai i l ....... . .
hy the charming hostess.
SMALL POX AT SOUTH BEND
From Thursday's Daily.
Two cases of small pox have been
reported to the county authorities as
ex!stinR at South Bend, where for
some time a mrmber of cases have
followed each other. The matter has
been turned over to the county phy-
For Sale: My residence property
on South Chicago Avenue in Platts-
ry St., Ottumwa, Iowa.
IEATH OF AN
OF THE CITY
JOHN NASHEL ANSWERS SUR
MONS LAST EVENING AND
LIl'EO HERE FOR 44 YEARS
During Which Time He has Become
Well Known and Much Belov
ed by Large Circle.
From Thursday's Daily
Last evening shortly after 5 o'clock
John Nashel. one of the old and high
ly respected residents of the city.
parsed away at his home in the
northwest portion of the city, after
an illness of three years. during
which time he has been a sufferer
from that dread malady, cancer.
Throughout the Ions months of
suffering this splendid gentleman has
borne with patience and fortitude
the burdens that his affliction had
laid upon him. and with abiding
faith awaited the summons that
might bring to him the relief and
peace of death.
To his family he has been a kind
and loving husband and father and
while his recovery was recognized
as being out of the question, the
death brings with it a sharp and
painful grief and to those of his
loved ones who mouin his passing,
the sympathy of the friends and
neighbors will be given in the loss
of this kindly father, husband and
John Nashel was at the time of
his death seventy-five years of age
and was born across the sea in Mo
ravia, but when a very young man
came to America and has for the
past forty-four years been a resident
of this city, where he has reared his
family and been one of the staunch
and reliable citizens of the commun
ity. He was a member of the St.
James lodge of this city and quite ac
tive in the life of the Catholic church
of which he was a lifelong member.
To mourn his death he leaves four
daughters and two sons as well as
the aged wife. They are Frank
Nashel. of Mason City. Iowa; John
Nashel. Jr.. Gregory, South Dakota;
! AT ,o TP'i ri ii i i lloTilmnl T inpnlll
.1 1 .1 . A' l l( II 4 ' . . I. .1 .
braska; Mrs. Joseph Polak, Harting
ton, Nebraska; Mrs. Mike Rabb, of
Omaha and Mrs. E. J. Straka, of
Plattsmouth. The children will all
be present for the funeral services.
For the past year the condition of
Mr. Nashel has been quite serious
and Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Straka have
made their -home with the parents,
assisting the wife and others of the
family in the care of the suffering
The funeral services will be held
cn Saturday morning at 9 o'clock
from the Holy Rosary church and
the body will be laid to rest in the
Catholic cemetery west of the city.
MEETING OF NATION
Mass Meeting at St. LuLe's Church
This Evening at 7 :45 Promi
nent Speakers Here."
From Thursday's DAlly.
This evening at the St. Luke's
Episcopal church will be held one of
the chief meetings of the Nation
Wide campaign that is now being
planned and carried out by the
Episcopal churches of the nation.
The chief aim of the Natlon-Wide
campaign is to instill into the mem
bers of the church the quickening
spirit of the teaching of the church
and to arouse greater individual ef
fort in the church work and in this
the local church has been quite suc
cessful, considering the length of
time the campaign has been on.
This evening Dr. Mann of the St.
Paul's church, of Council Bluffs, la.,
will be present and speak at length
on the subjects of the campaign as
will also Mr. Charles Hooper, of
Omaha, one of the active lay work
ers of the metropolis, and who has
had a very active part in the cam
paign. It is earnestly desired that every
communicant of the church be pres
ent, and also others who are inter
ested in the advancement of the
teachings of the Christian faith, to
hear what these able speakers have
to say on this subject. Remember
the meeting starts at 7:45 and be
sure to be present.
DEATH OF TITTLE ONE
Fiom Thursdays Daily.
Last evening the little babe of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dworacek pass
ed away after a short illness. The
little one was born on last Friday
and its frail life after a few days
of existence was called home by the
Maker, bringing to the parents a
deep grief that only the gentle hand
of time can calm. To the bereaved
father and mother the deepest sym
pathy of the entire community will
be extended. The funeral services
of the little one will be held this af
ternoon from the home.
And Proceed with Election of New
Officers for Ensuing Year
A Delightful Supper.
Fr'Mii Thursday's Dally.
The Intermediate society of the
Christian Endeavor of the Presby
terian church enjoyed a most de
lightful supper last evening given
to them by the ladies of the church.
A large crowd was present.
After the supper. Miss Catherine
Schneider favored the company with
a very pleasing solo, and Rev. Mc
Cluskey gave a very splendid talk
on "Things Intermediate."
The annual election of officers
was then held and the following of
ficers were elected: President, Uitj
Viola Archer; Vice-president, Miss
Thelma Olson; Secretary, Charles
Hartford; Treasurer, Miss Helen Far
ley. The tables were then cleared away
and games enjoyed during the re
mainder of the evening.
The ladies auxiliary of the Pres
byterian church was very pleasant
ly entertained yesterday afternoon
at the church parlors, with Mrs. H.
G. McCluskey, . Mrs. C. L. Creamer
and Mrs. William Mann as hostesses.
The spacious rooms were decorated
profusely with chrysanthemums, car
nations and autumn foliage and pre
sented a very chaming setting for the
After the interesting business
meeting and pleasant social hour,
the ladies served dainty refreshments
to the large number of friends and
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acting Federal regulation and inspec
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and sarvice of the Federal Reserve
J In availing yourself of our extended
facilities you not only receive banking
service of the highest order, but the
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stitution which has earned and kept
the confidence of the public for over
First National Bank
"The Bank Where You Feel at Home.
BER OF LEC
THE FIGHTING AMERICANS" TO
APPEAR AT H. S. AUDI
HAVE A SPLEIiOID PROGRAM
Which They Will Present to Platt s
mouth People on Tuesday.
From Fr'duy's Dally.
The immense success th.it wu-t
scored by the first number of t!.o
winter lyceum course will be fitting
ly repeated in the appearance .f
"The Fighting Americans," which
organization is scheduled for the
date of Tuesday, November '2 .'(h ;it
the high school auditorium.
This company, or rather moro
clearly (-peaking, quartet. i? com
posed of four of th' enlertaiiKTS
whose work during the war ;t the
front prevented their appearing i n
the stage, but since the dark clou 1
of war have rolled away they
enabled to appear once more before
the public in their role of entertain
ers and have scored very heavily
where they have appeared.
These four clever gentlemen, do
not, however, depend upon then'
military record to get them I y .n
the stage, but have a clever and in
teresting program that is sure to
please even the most discriminating.
The program offered i full of fun
and humor and what of their varied
war experience they relate is on the
lighter side of the preut M rimr.K-.
the horrifying and gruesome detail-
of war being omitted.
There will be trench koiirs and
stories that will be enjoyed by ail
who hear them. The progn.ni wi'.l
be given with pep and dash and there
will be no idle moments with th'
"Fighting American Quartette." as
there is something doing all of the
The entertainment will commence
promptly at S:::o p. m. and those
who desire to attend should keen
the hour in mind so as not to mi--i
my of the very enjoyable program.
NOW DOING NICELY
From Friday's Daily.
Late reports received from mar
Murray state that our old friend.
George W. Shrader, is getting along
nicely from his recent illness and i
now feeling much better. Mr. Shrad
er is well advanced in years and t lie
infirmities incident to bis age have,
made his recovery slow. but his
friends will be pleased to learn that
he is doing so nicely.
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