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Hebrrka State Eistcn
VOL. XXX VU.
PLATTSMO UTH, NEBRASKA. IvIONDAY, FEESUARY 2, 1920.
LEO WELCH AT
HOME IN OMAHA
GRANDSON OF MR. AND MRS. A.
G. BACH OF THIS CITY
DEATH COMES SUDDENLY.
WAS FORMER RESIDENT HERE
Young: Man Leaves Wife and Babe
of Six Days and Many Other
Relatives to Mourn Death.
From Frfday'r Dally.
This morning at 9 o'clock at his
home in Benson occurred the death
of Leo Welch, for a number of vears""euua "l lue " -""
a resident of this city where he made
his home with his grandparents, Mr.
Hnd Mrs. A. B. Each. The death
of the young man came very sud
denly and was a severe shock to the
members cf the family. Leo has
been in poor health for some time, !
suffering from a nervous breakdo
but it was not thought that his con
dition was dangerous and Tuesday
he was able to be tjp and around a
portion of time and appeared to be '
improving but a sudden change for
the worse resulted in the fatal end
ing of the case. He has for a num
ber of years been troubled with an
afflication of the heart and .which
at the time of the war prevented
his acceptance for the army and it
is thought that this was the direct
cause of the death.
Leo eicn was 25 years of age
last July and has made his home in 4
Omaha where lie located' after his'
marriage auor.t a year ago. a little i
babe was born to Mr. and
Welch on Sunday last and the fa- cociates of this splendid young man j masculine stomach is mut fuseep
ther was never able to see the little 'who gathered to pay the last tribute j ar'd prepared and sezved in a
one owing to his sickness. j cf iOVe and respect to his memory. I mrinn""" that won the everlasting
The wife and little one have their The Plattsmouth lodge No. 729 B. P. ! thanks of the members of the party.
grief shared by the mother of the ;
deceased, Mrs. Peter Welch, ana !
four brothers and three sisters, all i
of whom reside at the home in Om
aha with the exception of one broth
er. Raymond Welch, who resides at
Fairfax. S. D. Mr. Welch was also J
a nephew of August Bach of this J
city with whom he was associated
in the store in this city for some
Leo Welch was a young roan of ion in the land where the shadows most enjoyable of feasts should be
the very highest type of character of death had vanished and where ev-1 partaken of alone but thi vas at
and his manly characteristics won erlasting peace and rest awaited the ' companied by a veil chosen and
for him the highest respect of all J coming of their loved one. Rev. ; rplendidly rendeied musi-.- il pro
with whom he came in contact and ' John Calvert, pastor of the Benson gram given by the Eagles orches
hls genial and friendly manner Methodist church of Omaha, assist- tra under the direction of C. C. Bur
made him a host of friends among ! ed In the services and gave the br-dge and as special features .f th
the- voung people of this city to : scripture lesson. During the ser- rrogram xylophone solos by vunn
whom his death comes as quite a ee- 'vices Mrs. John W. Gamble of Om- ; Pnjcck and a Irombone solo by
vere shock. Since his marriage '
ir virh anfl wife have visitei?
here freauentlv and in the deep sor-
rcw that has come to the young
wife and the little babe the deep
est sympathy of the community will
be extended as well as to the moth
er and the sorrow stricken grand
parents. TERRIBLE DEATH
OF YOUNG LADY
J.'iss Florence Hoover Burned by
Exnlofion of Kerosene Can as j
She Revived Fire. t
From Friday's Dallv.
E. C. and J. J. Twiss
wcrd from their sister. Mrs. Emiiy
Uoover of Big Springs, last week, of
the sad death of her granddaughter,
Viss Florence Hoover who is teach-
ing at Cczad and who met her death
bv the explosion of a kerosen? can
while she was pouring oil in the
Te accident happened on Friday
night of last week, when she was
alone at her boarding houso with
only two children in the house. She
was not feeling very well that even-
ing and the people where she stayed
h' d gone to an entertainment icav-,
ing her with the children. j
She bad called up her home folks
at Big Springs and they had urged
her to come home and rest up for-,
few days until she felt better.
After she had gone to Ded she
felt cold and " had got up to itort j
up the fire.
She was pouring oil
from the can when the
fook place and she was enveloji;. in
the flames. She screamed :r.d ran
out doors, when a neighbor heard
her and hurried to her assistance. A
young man drove by in a car ant'
also stopped to assist her, wrapping
a quilt around her after everv shred
of clothing was burned froii' her
body. Her face was not burned. A
physician was called immediately
who did all that could c done. :.nd
they decided to take he? to a hos-
pital at North Platte, but dLr-d
The unfortunate girl was 1? years
old and was the daughter of Karl
Hoover of Big Springs, but who liv
ed in Louisville during his boyhood.
He is the son of B. G. Hoover. Slit
had visited in Louisville with her
relatives and was a beautiful char
acter, much loved and admired ly
it 1 1 her friends. The last tirro s!.'
visited here, she was accompanied
by her sister. Miss Bessie Hoover.
The news of her sad death came as
a great shock to the relatives and
ler extends heartfelt sympathy to
the family in their great sorrow.
FUNERAL OF LATE
WAYNE F. DICKSON
i Body Laid to Last Long Rest in Oak
Hill Cemetery oemces at
From Friday's Da
The funeral services of Wayne F.
Dickson, who passed away in Omaha
on Tuesday, were held .yesterday af
ternoon at the First Presbyterian
church, the body being brought to
this city by auto and the services
were delayed by the unsettled con
ditions of the road, making the trav-
el of the funeral party from Omaha
very slowT""1' "
Tho hurMi rmu-iW to
nopiiv hv the ilri friends and as-
O. E. of which the departed had
long been a member, were present
at the church in a body to partici-
pate in the services.
The Rev. H. G. McClusky, pastor
of the church, conducted the Tun-
eral service and gave to those who
were left to mourn the loss of their
loved one words of comfort and
cheer in their hour of grief with the
promise of the Master of the reur-
aha gave as a solo number
beautiful sacred song, "Face
Face." while a quartet composed of
Mesdames G. L. Farley. J. w
Holmes. Messrs. McClusky. Frank
A. Cloidt. sang a number of the old
and well loved hymns.
At the conclusion of the services
the body was tenderly borne to Oak
Hill cemetery where it was laid to
rest beside that of the parents of the
young man. Frank Dickson and
wife, who had preceeded the son in
death a number of years ago. The
. pall bearers were selected from
among the close personal friends
and were George O. Dovey. Edwin
A. Fricke, Jack Patterson of Union,
Lynn O. Minor, Carl Schmidtmann
and Mr. Shellburg of Omaha.
TITATTT fVF T1TTI T. f'TTTTTl
From Friday's Dally.
The little eight-months-old babe
of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Buffington
of this city passed away on Wed-
nesday evening at the University
hospital in Omaha where for the
past month it has been taking treat-
ment in an effort to save the little
life that has suffered so much dur-
ing the short stay here on earth,
In the loss of the loved one the grief
stricken parents and members of the
family will receive the deepest
4 li r9 tn i r ir f-iano
tnrougnout tne city., ine utile one
was thegrandchild of Mr. and Mrs.
Mike Kearns and tne funeral ser-
vice will be held from their home
but the date has not as yet been
or aaie .,ncice iimoiny nay.
G. Todd. Phone 1211 Murray, lmsw
. 0CClV Y OVER
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BISHOP H. C. STUNTZ SPEAKER
John W. Falter Presides as Tcast
master and Number of Local
. Speakers Precede Bishop.
From Friday's Daily.
To those who have yearly made
it a point to be a guest at the ban
quet of the young men's bible cla--s
of the Methodist church It seems
but a short time since the first of
these events was held and yet a
decade has slipped by and the oc
casion brought to mind last even
ing when the tenth annual banquet
was held in the parlors of the
church. The class has always had
very enjoyable gatherings but none
have been more so than that held
Inst night nd which will loiv; oe
pleasantly remembered. While at
these banquets the members of the
".tes and their guests fa- the even
ing have enjoyed much intellectual
benefit from the lectures and
rpeeches given, it has been the ably
carried out aim of the ladies of the
Methodist church to prepare the
young men with all the delighis of
the table that they might be in the
best of receptive moods for ih
feast of reason that was to follow.
Tills-year"! he rhenn was pre
pared and the viands sorreil em
braced those things for which the
The menu was as follows:
Grape Fruit Cherries
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Apple Pie a la Mod1
It was not onlv provided that the
Clarence Ledgway were features of
the pleasing program.
The banquet v.'as presided ovr
1 1 y John W. Falter, who. whi'3 not a
. iicmber of the class, has been ac
, lively identified with the work of
the spiritual uplift of the commun
ity and in his remarks of introduc
tion' the toastmaster touched brief
ly on the importance of the work of
ti-- religious leaJer.-hip in the com
nii;ni'. zr.a complimented iho Mss
and its membership on the results
j The first speaker of the toast list
was Jesse P. Perry, president of the
class, who, is his remarks, gave sev
eral entertaining stories, welcom
ing those who were present as the
j guests of the class and especially
giving the thanks of the members
of the Y. M. B. C. to Mrs. F. R.
Gobleman who has cared for, framed
and presented to the class the ser- (
vice flag representing in stars the j
story of those of the class who had j
fought for their country and two of
whom had made the supreme sacri-
fice of all for the nation.
Edwin A. Fricke was the speaker
following Mr. Perry and in his re-j
marks as a former member of the
a. E. F. told of his impressions of
France as he viewed them on his
stay there, telling in an int?re-ting
m . -
manner oi me country, us people
and particularly of the hardships
that had ' been endured ty the
French in the long years of war
and beside which the hardships of
our nation seemed small indeed.
Rev. A. V. Hunter, pastor of the i
church, took the occasion to make I A line or stationery at tne Jonr
his toast, "One Plus One, Equals j nal office that can't be excelled and
Two," carrying a double meaning
and representing 02 and stated lhat
it was. 62 years uko in Pennsylvania
that a young 'v.rtn hud been born
that had since fi en to high iligni-
ty in the ehurcf-i and pres-n'c-'l tj
the guest of kc;i:r. Bishop 11. C.
Stuntz. a handsome birthday cake
whose gleaming candies represent
ed the years of, life and tho accep
tance by the t:. hop was graceful
and clear in whl ii ho txpr: -:- .1 his
appreciation cr ihe remembrance
and blew cut thf traditional candies
that graced tho 1'ruitiful creation of
the cakebaker. a: 1 which was giv
en by the members of the chwcli
The last of the local speaker- was
Aubrey Duxburji who spoke very
ably and concis:- for several r.iin
utes on the. A
of the nation rc-'
rtatus and in tl;
cited the preamli
tion of that boqS
the service men
red to their civil
the speaker n-
of tho ccnstitii
most thoroughly! ! he spirit that ac
tuates the life qf me organization
The speaker reviewed briefly th'
work cf the national convention c;
the order and th cause of aidint
the advance of tr." nun who had
served the nation :;s well as the de
veloping cf the Id al of the country
ana ine preservanon or the princi
ples for which the men had fought
and for which ma:.v had given their
live.s. The war lK:ti brought respon
sibilities that coiiM not be passed by
if the nation was to retain its place
in the leadership in the world and
that it was to advance these high
ideals, that the leg: m had come into
being from the ranks of the soldiers
sailors and marin-- who had served
the nation in the field.
Hon. R. B. Windham was called
upon by Toastmrv ter Falter to pre
sent to the membtrs of the gather
ing the distinguished church man
who was to addres them and in a
few well chosen -r - marks concerning
4 be-olKervH Um -Wllve -ork of -the
bishop. Mr. Windham presented
Bishop Homer C. Stuntz of Omaha
as the principal speaker of the ev
ening. The able head of the Methodist
church of Nebraska proved himsell
a most entertaining speaker and the
introductory remarks cf his address
was along the pleasant lines cf clev
er humor that kept the audience in
a continuous laugh. The bishop
rpoke on "The Call for Moral Lead
ership" and made his remarks clear
and to the point in the time he oc
cupied. Of long experience in the
foreign mission field, that has won
for him an international reputation.
the bishop discussed the needs of
the world, of the United States and
all nations of the earth for moral
leadership that should be equal to
the great problems that today are
besetting the world. Moral leader
ship in the home, in the church and
in -the schools was the thing needed.
He pointed out that some of the
leaders of the movements that
threatened society were men whose
education had been the best but who
lacked the spark of moral leader
ship that would make them of ever
lasting benefit to the world and to
their country. India. China and
the far eastern countries struggling
in the spiritual ur rest were in that
position because of the lack of moral
leadership among their people that
would make the firm and decisive
stand for right in spite of what might
be. said or done. He related many
incidents of. his work in the foreign
mission field in conjunction with
the missionary bodies of other
churches that had resulted in secur
ing reforms and forwarding move
ments among the smaller nations of
the east. The success of some of the
great movements in this nation had
been due to the firm moral leader
ship of a few men or women and
these as well as other achievements
were made by men and women who
had carried the light of the greatest
of moral leaders, Jesus Christ, in
their heart, and by his command
had brought forth the great re-
The banquet was concluded by
the giving of two vocal numbers by
Don C. York in his always pleasing
manner and which brought to the
close an evening of the greatest of
t1oi ph trt
At the opening of the banquet the'
blessing was given by C. A. Rawls
and at the clase the benediction
was pronounced by Father W. S.
Leete of St. Luke's church.
Is hard to equal
LARGE ATTENDANCE Or MEM
BERSHIP OF ORDER PRES
ENT LAST MIGHT.
A SPLENDID PROGRAM GIVEN
Head Officers Assist in Installation
and Tnll Team Gives Splendid
From Thursday's Daily.
Last evening was a record break
ing occasion in the history of the
Loyal Neighbors of America in this
city and their meeting at the M. W
A. hall was attended by some 200 of
the members and the members of
their associate order, the M. W. A
The occasion was that of the instal
lation of the newly elected 6fticers of
the local lodge and the ceremonies
marking this event were carried out
in splendid shape by Mrs. Kidder, of
Fremont, representing the grand
lodge and the drill team under the
direction of Mrs. George Klinger as
The ofilc'ers who were Inducted in
to the different stations were: Mrs.
Margaret Tuiene. oracle; Mrs. Fran
ces Sehultz. past oracle: Mrs. A.
Ghrist, vice oracle; Mrs. M. E. But
tery, chancellor; Mrs. George M.
Ilild, marshal; Miss Garnet Cory, re
corder; Mrs. Jennie Tuiene, receiver;
Mrs. J. H. McMaLen, manager; Mrs.
William Hasslor,; inside watch i Mrs.
lioodwin. outside watch.
After the installation of the offi
cers of the order the evening was
given over to the enjoyment of a
pleasant social time with a most in
teresting program that delighted the
large number present. The drill
team of the lodge gave a number of
difficult drills which the ladies of
the team carried out with military
like snap and which was greatly en-
oyed. The tribute to the flag given
by the drill team was one cf the
most beautiful that has been staged
by any of the orders of the city and
deeply impressed the members of the J
party. The remainder of the pro
gram of the evening consisted of a
ocal number by Mrs. E. II
which was given in her usual charm-!
ng manner, and Miss Stella Starry, !
of Springfield, favored the company ,
.-ith a most delightful piano solo, :.
which was heartily received. Harry -
Smith furnished one. of the pleating
eatures of the evening in his clever ;
entertaining which was most thor-
oughly enjoyed. Mrs. Luther L. !
Pickett, one of the talented ladies
of the city, gave a most delightful 1
reading which demonstrated the dra-!
matic ability of this lady and was
followed by Miss Thelma Hudson
with a very enjoyable vocal selec-ihis
On behalf of the Royal Neighbors, j
Mr. Harry Smith called the recorder j
of the lodge. Miss Garnet Cory, to the
floor and presented her with a very
beautiful gold ring set with garnets
as a token of the recognition of her
service of seven years as recorder
for the order and made a fitting
peech expressing the feeling of the
order for these years of service. The
remembrance was a very beautiful j
one and will be cherished by the re
cipient as a token of lasting friend
ship from the members of the
After the program, dainty refresh
ments of ice cream and cake were
served which it is needless to say,
were much enjoyed and the remain
der of the evening was spent in the
delights of dancing by the members
of the party, both the young and
older members and their friends vie
ing in this enjoyment until a late
RETURNS WITH TEAM
From Friday's Dally
Sheriff C. D. Quinton returned
home yesterday from Lincoln where
he recovered the team belonging to
John Lohmeier of near Greenwood.
The team had been abandoned by
the parties taking It a few miles
north of Lincoln and when found
by the sheriff only a small portion
of the harness remained on the ani
mals and no trace of the parties
taking the horses could be found
. The persons taking the horses had
evidently been affected with a bad
case of cold feet and decided that
was the safer method to leave
tin rather than run tne risk of be
ing arrested with the goods on
SECURES WOLF SCALP BOUNTY.
From Thursday's Daily.
! (.'. A. McReynoIds, of near Murray,
was a caller at the office of County
jgray wolf scalps which he had se-
j cured on his farm a short time ago.
The wolves were of good size and in
addition to the bounty of J6 from the
state, the fur of the animals will
net the gentleman quite a neat sum
of money. This is the second time
this season that the bounty law has
been called upon, as two men from
Louisville a few weeks ago secured
five coyote scalps which bring
bounty of $3 each.
SEEKS TO SECURE
TRANSFER OF TITLE
Nebraska Methodists asks to Have
Title of Property at Victoria
Placed in Their Hands.
From Thv.'sday' Dailj
There was filed yesterday after
noon in the office of the clerk of
the district court a petition by Ed
ward T. J. Conley, secretary of the
board of trustees of the Methodist
Episcopal church of Nebraska, ask
ing that the title to the property
owned by the Epworth church, south
cf Elmwood. be transferred to tht
Nebraska -conference - of this
church. The Epworth church was
founded July 1. 1897, and his since
been abandoned and its activities
ceased but the church posseses a
building as well as some real estate
and the fixtures of the church and
these the state conference think
should be turned over to them for
administration. The matter was
set by Judge Begley for hearing on
March 3, 1920, and it will then be
determined what disposition to make
of the property.
PURCHASES FINE ANIMAL
From Thurnday'" Dally.
Cornelius R. Bengen, one of the
progressive hog raisers of this por-
tion of the county, was in the city
today looking after some business
interests and while here stopped at
the Journal for a pleasant visit. Mr.
Bengen informs us that he has just
purchased a new Chester White sow
from the farm of Glen Rider of
Farmington, la., and which will be
rdded to the drove of Mr. Bengen.
The animal is a thoroughbred and
one of the finest type of this breed
of hogs and will make a valuable
; addition to the Bengen farm. Mr.
j Bengen makes it a point to keep
farm well stocked with the best
and highest type of hogs and in the
new -acquisition to the farm feels he
is very rortunate.
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t" fL i V,M
Nine men out of ten die without leaving a will providing
for the disposal of their property. As the result, court calen
dars are clouded with lawsuits, and endless bitterness is often
aroused between members of families.
Every man with property, regardless of the amount,
should make a will providing for its disposal after he is gone.
Making a will does not hasten your death. It is a matter of
plain, hard, business common sense.
Don't be sentimental about death and later have the
members of your family suffer for it.. Have a good lawyer
draw up your will. Now! )
First National Bank
"The Bank Where You Feel at Home."
IS FOUND AT
FORD BELONGING TO CHARLES
EARL OF NEAR WEEPING
WAS SOLD TO IOWA PARTIES
M8n Taking Car Last November
Disposes of it at Junction Where
It Was Located by Sheriff Miller.
From Thursday's Dally.
In the latter part of November a
Ford touring car belonging to
Charles Earl who residing between
Weeping Water and Eagle was stol
en from the streets of Eagle one
evening while the sons of Mr. Earl
were ata dance. A search was made
for the missing car over this portion
of the state but witnout success al
though a car answering to the de
scription of the one stolen was seen
to cross the ferry near this city.
Sheriff Miller of Lancaster county
has been looking after the case and
today Deputy Sheriff Moore of Lin
coln come down and visited Pacific
Junction where he discovered the
stolen car to be located. An investi
gation followed which revealed that
the car had been sold shortly after
being taken from Eagle by a Grang
er, who had disposed of it to a gen
tleman named Paul who gave $175
for, the machine, being unaware
that it was the property of someone
else and it was a surprise to the
owner when he discovered I hat he
had been driving around a stolen
machine and had been miked for
the price of the car. The Ford was
turned over to the owner, Mr. Earl,
who brought it to this city enroute
to his home in the west portion of
The owner of the machine feels
very fortunate, in recovering it and
paid a reward of $100 to the Lan
caster county official for his work
in securing the car. The greatest
Eufferer in the case appears to be
the gentleman frcm Pacific Junc
tion who had paid the sum of $17j
for the car and which will be a very
costly experience for him.
VISITING IN OLD HOME
From Thursday' Daily.
This morning Earl V. Cole of
Brule, Neb.. who is spending a
short time with his relatives and
friends in and near Mynard, was in
the city in company with his broth
er, Roy Cole, and while in the city
made the Journal a pleasant call
and entered his name on the list of
eemi-weekly readers for the ensuing
year. Mr. Cole has been engaged
in farming in the western portion
of the state and has been very suc
cessful in his work. However he
enjoys very much the opportunity of
visiting with the old friends and
neighbors of Cass county.
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