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CITY VISITED BY
F RE If
FIRE ORIGINATING IN THE BUILDING OF WILLIAM
HOLLY, SPREADS TO SOENNICHSEN WARE
HOUSE AND JOURNAL OFFICE.
LOSS WILL RANGE FROM $5,000 TO $6,000
Origin cf Blase Seems to Have
Cigarette Butts in Rear
S K Tnvmr nnnmOITini"
A TRYING PRGPOSiTION
The readers of the Journal
are requested to bear vith the
condition of this edition of
the paper, vhich has been got
ten out under the most difficult
ie r.re 01 last msnt
very seiicusiv damaged
equipment of the office and 2
particularly the linotype ma- i
chines which were in such i
condition as a result cf the
smcke and heat as to be im- j
possible of operating1, and it j
was not until late this after
noon thev culd be gotten in I;
shae twv emergency use on :j
v the paper and they will require :
4- a great deal of overhauling
4. yet to place them in first class
The type and other material
m tne truce as -ell as type--:-
-writers and equipment in gen-
rooms on the second fiocr hive
.11 suffered in ore cr le:s from
the effects cf the fire and while
it was most fortunate the dam
age wis nc verse, it lias been
a very diiScult task to get the
daily edition prepared for the
readerc and if there are any
omissions or shortcomings, it
is hoped they mcy be over
looked. s-xw- -x-:-x-
. i . !
One or tne most destructive ;
fires that has visited this city
in trie past three years occur- jthe .ecc-nd floor and for some time
red this morning shortly be-'the Journal building was threaten
fore 3 o'clock when Officer ; with thf destructive effects of the
TT -p v J" J U '"amos which spread from the Scn-
Henrv Trcut discovered the, .
i itui; . inichsen side of the building.
black srnoke rolling trom the T, t. ycco,yi floor of the ine-,paper
Upper Story of the William ;omce is occupied by the composing
T-lz-wlK- l-ri;l.-!i"rrr nrirt in "a short rooms and it wan here the damage
time the flames had spread
from that strvicture to the ad
one of H. M. OOCn-
nichsen on the west.
Trie fact that the fire was
not more serious is largely
due to the alertness of Mr.
Trout, who. on the d lSCOVery
of the fire at once turned in
the alarm and made attempts
to arouse the persons residing
on Main street. j
Origin of Fire
The origin t i the fire seems to be!
in doubt although lrom tne in iica-;
tions is was in all probability caused ,
either by someone dropping a light- j
ed cigarette butt or dumping not
. . . 1 1 1 v
ashes i:-;o a tuo mat sio.w i"
tub tnat stooa in me
hall w:.y ot tne no.ij ouuuii'--; ma. (
the pait tion wall of the Socr.nich-'
The fire soon gained much head-!
way frm the hall of the Holiyi
building ar.d burr.ed through the I
partition into the buMdir.g of Mr.
Soennic'.isen and fr:u:i there the :
flames spread to me ceium -uu
of the' bnilding with the greatest of
TTilln'B Tncc TTrarv
The chief suflerer from the fire is;
Williani Holly, whose building is
nmctlcallv gutted by the flames and.
while his stock of goods frcm the
"clothing store on the first floor was
removed by volunteers it has suCer-,
..j nrp nr les from the water and
VA Wiv J
smoke and the interior of the store
FAST THREE YEARS
AT EARLY HOUR TODAY
Been from Tub of Ashes or
Portion of Upper Story of
is completely ruined bv the fire and
water. The roof of the Holly build-
Yling collapsed shortly after Z q'clock
viand tlir apartments of Williajn
i 'xiK v.-men were immediately un-
that portion of the roof, were
( completely destroyed by the flames
i The front portion of the upper
. flixsr of the Holly buildins was oc
cupied by the Cosmopolitan club,
land while tluse rooms were not
touched by the fire the contents suf
fered a great deal from the effects
cf the water and the loss to this
organisation will he in the neigh
borhood of ?S00. The loss of Mr.
Holly to the building will be close
The Soennichsen buildins; also
suffered very severely from the ef
fects of the fire and the roof of the
building has been practically stilted
by the flames while the large amount
cf water necessary to check the fire
which was roaring throu&h the space
btwoen the roof and tl--celling.
.f.jdi.l much damage to the lower floor
of the bail-ling.
The lower room of this building
was filled with fiour w hich had just
been received a lew days ago. .Not a
great deal of this was damaged by
water. As soon as the citizens re
sponded to the alarm a force was
organized To assist Mr. Soennichsen
the removal of the flour and al-
I most all of the stock was removed
i from the buildins. although not un
til after a part of it had been dam
aged by water.
The lo?s to the building owned
by .Mr. Soennichsen will be close to
1 fiftO iiTi.l thu rnnlcr.ls Ti-ill fiilil
several hundred more
Journal Office Damaged
The fire gained great headway on
Waves of smoke belch
ed forth from every possible opening
in thp iMiil.Iintr. maVinir it imnossible
xo gain access to the interior. After
the flames had been quenched it was
found the water soaked plastering
had given way in numerous places,
: during the progress of the fire, and
, the dense smoke and intense heat
had don mufh damage to the equip-
niont including the linotype ma
chines which were mined in a heap
of plaster, and although by constant
work from the time of the fire till
late this afternoon, they are turning
out type, it is very hard at this time
to estimate fully the amount of dam
ages sustained in the newspaper
plant bul the oss to the equipment
wm tQtal Eeveral iiundred dollars,
v.hle tat to the building, which is
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i uv. i:ru i; nuun i -r. uaics, ui?ii- i
aw . ..a .,
f th Journai be ia the'nmnle Mistiee and it was with re-
reighborhood of $1,500 to $2,000 as
he firp win make neccssarv prac.
ticallv a new roof over the three
Bection8 of the building.
The fire department, when it was
able to get into action did much
good work in checking the spread
of the blaze, but was handicapped
by the fact that the hydrant at Fern Niel. Fern Noble
Fourth and Main street could not'ety and Helena Gapen.
I be gotten in commission in time to;
be of service, as the hurried attempt j
to turn on the hydrant resulted in
it being broken.
Some difficulty was alo experienc-
ed in getting the hose strung to
play on the fire and it was quite a
lergth of time after the alarm was
turned in by Mr. Trout until the
water was playing on the blaze.
The .members of the department
and the citizens who responded to
the alarm did wonderful service in
getting the contents of the buildings
remoed to a place of safety &3 well
a.-; in fighting the lire ind braving
the thick clouds of rinoke .ind Tht
i.iunro heat battled the roaring tire
until it wa.s extinguished.
The fire was goiteu under con
trol at 4 o'clock but continued to
smolder uiuil G o'clock v. lieu the
recall was Hounded.
MRS. MZISIKGER IMPROVING
From Wednppday's rnt!y.
This morning John Meisinger. Jr..
departed for Omaha where he will
spend the day visiting with Mrs.
Mticiinger at the Immanuel hospital
where she was cperated ou a few
days ago. Mrs. Meisineer is report
ed cs doing: as well as possible in
the short time elapsing since her op
eration but is still far from complete
recovering and it will be tome time
before ?he will be able to return
FIRE RECALLS FORMER
Site of Building Visited by Confi2gra
tion Some 23 Years Age. Simi
lar to Present Blaze.
From Wednesday's Dally.
The near destruction of the build
ins at the corner of Fifth and Main
-tree;- last evening has recalled to
the older residents of the city the
turning of the Waterman opera
louse which occupied the site of the
tructure visited by the blaze last
The opera hou?e, which was at
that lime one of the best in the
state, was a total loss aa the build
ing was completely destroyed.
The fire occurred in July. 1S92.
and happened shortly after the mid
night hour when the city was wrap
ped in slumber and the blaze in a
short time was over the entire
building and had the structure in
such shape that it was impossible to
check the spread of the blaze.
On that occasion, the work of
fighiii'g the fire was handicapped by
the feet that the lines of hose stret
ched for the fir were cut by par
ties whose identity was never es
tablished. MA CAMPFIRE
Arc Entertained at the Home
Their Guardian. Mrs. R. P.
Westover Fine Time.
From Wednesday's Dally
The young ladies belonging to the
Toka carr.pfire were very pleasantly
entertained last evening at the home
of their guardian. Mrs. II. P. West-
over, the occasion being in the
form of a fancy dress party. The
membtrs of the party came garbed i
in beautiful and unique costumes, j
which made the scene one of beauty
and enjoyment. The prize for the
most pleasing costume was awarded j
to Mi.-.s Catherine Parmele, while ' John's rectory occurred the ruarri
the second prize was awarded to age of Miss Helen Loritr of Omaha
Miss Alice Pollock, who was very
charming as a colonial lady.
During the evening the members
of the party enjoyed games of all
kinds which brought forth much
merriment and pleasure to the young
people and this occupied several
hours of the evening.
At a suitable hour a very dainty
and delicious luncheon was served to
. v t . .11.1
w n ir n nil mpmners 1 1 1 i j:c uuriv uiu
gret that they saw the pleasant even'
ing draw to a close.
Those in attendance were Misses
Mildred and Margaret Schlater, Flor- j
jne and Estelle Tritsch, Alice Pol-
j lock. Viola Archer. Mary Margaret J
jWalling. Wilma Rainey, Mary Cath-j
erine Parmele, Emma Wohlfarth. I
Clara Tril -
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express to the many j
kind friends and neighbors our deep-,
est gratitude for their loving kind-
ness and sympathy shown to us in j
the Jymr of bereavement in the loss
of -our loved one. Mrs. and Mrs. i
PASSES AWAY AT HOME LAST
EVENING AFTER' ILIIiESS OF
WAS EIGHTY-FGU3 YEARS OLD
Funeral Services to be Held at Late
Eorae Vcdnecday Afternoon
at 2 C'Cioth.
From Tuesday's Pally.
Kntered into the lif" cf tle world
to come on Monday. February 1 'j.
19:0. at her heme or North Sith
rircet. Sabine Amelia tiering, nee
Kiuftinger. w ife of the k.t !'au' iltr
ii;g. in the S4ih year cf !.. life. She
i? rurvived by one bI'ic Leonard
Klult inger. for 4 i year:- a rerire-t vt
ative of the (lerman empir3 at Bo
logna. Italy, and five children. Mat
thew. Eda. Mia. Hen-y and Ttarbara.
Mrs. Gering wa- born "ii Febru
ary 'J. by the side of th-r rivvr
Iler in the Alps at Kcmpten. Ba
varia. In May. 1SC1. she was wed
ded to Paul Gering, and in April.
IS tlC came to this country, locating
at Cedar Falls. Ia.. coming to Platts
mouth September T, 1SST.
The d?ath marks the close of a
sweet and simple life. Hercft of her
devoted husband she rose above all
depression and her hearty '.vclcome,
kindly disposition and sweet smile j
ever drew about hpr n circle r, n.
mirmg friends, particularly m her
own home, so dear to rs-jr ,eart, from
whence none went empty hearted or
handed away. She was a mer.'ber of
the Lutheran church.
The Rev. Wilbur R. Leete. rector of
St. Luke's church ministered to her
la?t earthly days, giving her com
munion on Thursday- and saying
commendating prayers at the tin'e of
The funeral will be held from 'h
residence at 2 p. m. on Wednesday.
Father Leete officiating. The bodv
will be taken to Omaha for cremation.
Say not. dear friends, that she i
When she has only gone before
fn b watching for her lovcj oi.-s
On the bright and happy shore.
Where the flowers bloom forever
And the sun is always bright."
"The rouls of the righteous are in
the hands of God."
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE
JOINED IN WEDLOCK
Robert C. Kuschinsky of This City
aud Miss Helen Icrig of Omaha
Were Han.ec' "iestenkv.
Fr'.m Tuesday's Daily
Vtsterdav nfifinoon a
and Robert C. Kuschlnsky of this
city. The wedding wrs a very quiet
one. the only attendants being Mrs.
Anna Hrasky. sister of the groom,
and Miss Margaret Hallahan. Tne
marriage lines were read by the Rev.
Father M. A. Shine, rector or St.
The bride is a very charming lady
and well known to a large circle of
friends in her home while the groom
is a Plattsmouth boy who was born
and reared to manhood in this city,
the son of Mr and Mrs. Frank Ku
schinsky. He was during the war a
members of the engineering force of
tho United States army and was in
service in France for several months,
being discharged from the service
early in the summer. To Mr. and
'Mrs. Kuschinsky the best wishes, of
j tho many friends will be extended for
, many years of happiness as they jour
1 ney through life.
From Tuesday's Dally,
The Journal has received a c.:m-
rutin lea! ion from L. R. Snipes, coun:y
auei t cf the C-ss countv farn l.-;-
reau. in which I'r. Suipes objects to j
j the rta'c-ment mndi at. to the amo vit
! of salarv n cei vtd Jjv t he count v
agent. In the P':Vd--hed article it
was stated that ?1.."00 had been ap-
propriatc-d a salary from the county
to the c-ountv agent an 1 .Mr. f.nioe
00t of this is for j
rciii airing $500 j
goes for office help if it Is needed.
The .tinty agevt a!-o receives Sl.L'oO
iroin i he st.i: a!id feiicral aid and
this makes th .-alary cf the couvty
agent $2.L'0d a ytar instead of
.'.Ti. J a-. vw made ir. tn fjtt itetp
in en f .
TO F0Rf-1 WOMAN'S
AUXILIARY UNIT HERE
Woman's Auxiliary to American Le
gion to he Placed Before Women
Here Who Are Eligible.
From TneF'l v'a Pallv.
Vnder the authority of the state
department of the American Let ion
it is hoped within the next two
weel .s to t-.'Tablish a unit of the Wo
men's Auxiliary cf the legiuii in thih
eity as a branch of the Hugh Ktains
post. The blanks for the formation
of the unit have been received and
the natter has been placed in the
hands of Mrs. Gladys Ilenneger who
has kindly agreed to serve as a cir-'
culatcr cf the application for the
charter cf the new organization.
The wives, mothers, daughters or
slaters of the n. embers of the Ameri
can L 'gion cr the wives, mothers, sis
ters or daughters of any person who
was killed or died while in the ser-
vice cr the 1 nited
Aprii G. ID IT. and
The organization will for the pres
ent conform in its government to
that which is in force in the posts
of the-American Legion and until a
nationnl organization of the auxiliary
socle y is completed there will be no
dues on membership requested. As
the woman's auxiliary will not be
under the heavy expenditures of the
legion tV.e rates of membership will
without a doubt be' placed at a much
lower fis;;ire. As time grows on the
membership of this organization will
be cf greater interest and prove
worthy of the noble women who have
given their loved ones to the service
of their country in its time of need.
If the ladies of the city who have rel
atives in the legion or who have paid
the supreme sacrifice they should
mr.ke :t r point to enroll in the new
rruir. ::v. t icn.
rHTBAL OF LITTLE ONE
From T:;esda v'8 Pnllv
The fimeral of little Baraba Allen
Luschinsky was held yesterday from
the family home on Wintersteen hill
and was attended by a large number
of the neighbors r.nd close friends of
t.ie fnmily to offer to the breaved
father ar.d mother their sympathy In
the sorrow that has darkened the
home where the little one was the
joy and happiness. The services were
In charge of Rev. A. V. Hunter, pas
tor of the Methodist church, who
pci:e words of comfort to the griev
ing hearts and the promise of the re
uniting of the loved ones where the
pain of parting is unknown. The
little one was laid to rest in Oak
TODAY MARKS BE
GINNING OF LENT
From Wednesday's Pally
Today usnered in the Lenten sea
son ana tne usual Ash Wednesday
services were held this morning In
the St. John's and Holy Rosary
Cathoiic churches, St. Luke's Episco
pal church and St. Paul's Evangeli
cal church. The season is one of the
most impressive in the church year
and will be observed by services and
fasting among the members of the
churches, continuing until Easter
Sunday, April 4th.
During the observance of Lent
special services will be held at the
churches at different times through
out the forty days of penance. In
cluding Passion Week services which
will be held every day in commemo
ration of the passion of the Savior,
and culminating in the Good Friday
service, Just prior to Easter.
We do all kinds of Job printing.
i MISS ELVA SMITH OF OMAIIA
i UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO
CHARLES D. DOVEY.
HtLU AT ST. LUKE S CHURCH
Ceremony Performed by the Rev.
W. S. Leete Services Attended
by Relatives cf Parties.
From Tuesday's Pally.
A very pretty and quiet wedding
occurred at high noon today at the
St. Lukes Episcopal church when
Miss Ela Smith of Omaha was unit
ed in marriage to Charles I) Dovey
of t h Ijs ciiy. The wedding wa very
simple, only tho relatives of the con
tracting parlies being present to
witness the ceremony. The bridal
party entered the church to the
strains of the Lohengrin wedding
march played by Mrs. George H.
Falter of Falls City, sister of the
groom, who also played as the re
cessional the Mendelssohn march
ine nride was very charming in a
traveling suit of dark blue with pic
ture hat and wore a corsage bouquet
of sweet peas and orchids. The
bride entered with her brother. Mr.
Frank Smith of Omaha, who present
ed the bride to the minister for mar
riage. Miss Edna Smith, sister of
the bride, was bridesmaid, wearing
a costume of dark blue serge and
wore a corsage bouquet of Mrs.
Ward roses and violets.-. The gToom
was accompanied by his brother.
George F. Dovey, a3 groomsman.
The beautiful and impressive ring
service of the church was celebrat
ed by the Rev. Wilbur Scranton
Leeter rector of thet church, in unit
ing the lives of these two worthy
Following the service at the
church the bridal party end the
relatives were entertained at a wed
ding luncheon at the home of Mrs.
Rae F. ratterson. a sister of Mr.
Dovey. The appointments of the
luncheon were in a color scheme of
yellow, jonquils being extensively j
u.ed in the decorations of the ta
bles with charming place cards sig
nificant of the happy occasion.
This afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Dov
ey departed for Omaha where they
will spend a few days with the rela
tives of the bride and then go to
Falls City to visit at the Falter
home. On their return the young
people will make their home with
tne latner or tne groom, Mr. George
The brid is well Ituown and pop.
ular in the jcunger social pet of
this city and is a lady of more than
usual charm of personality and her
coming to this city to make her
home will be the occasion of great
pleasure to the host of friends. Mr.
Dovey is the oldest won of Mr.
George 12. Dovey and a young man
of sterling worth and integrity who
possesses a host of warm friends in
the community where he has made
Service Fitted to the Times!
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of a strong banking connection cannot be over
estimated. Our ample resources, state wide connections,
capacity and willingness to meet every permiss
ible demand, appeal to business men seeking
Investigation of our facilities and policies is
First National Bank
"The Bank Where You Feel at Home."
his home. The groom has only re
cently returned honi from service
in the navy, having enlisted at the
outbreak of the war and served up
to a few months ago. That this
estimable couple may enjoy all the
good thing3 of the life in the future
la the sincere wish of a large circle
of warm frit nds.
RETURNS ATTEP. VISIT
From We,iTi'!ra v'h Poll v.
Mr. Herman Fields of Count il
r luffs. Ia.. who was in the city ji
lting e.t tl.- home
her mot h '-,
"lrs !:- Kir7 IOR: ana-h. 'rs:-
iei, .Tir?:. ji. uanuman ann lamiy.
returr.'-'l yepr-ruay afternoon to her
home in the In-.va city. Mrs. Fields
wns caM'-vl here by the serious ill
ness of her ri'.thf r ar.d brother. Le w
f Kinuair.r !.. L..th of whom were suf
fering frcm the flu anJ remained,
here until they were out of oai.gtr.
CAN REVOLUTION M
Elect Kio. William Uaiici as Iric.
gate from Fcntenelle Chapter
to Stats Grand Chapter.
From Wednesday' Dally.
The members of Fontencll? chan
ter. Daughters of the American Rev
olution, enjoyed a very pkasant
meeting on Monday evening at the
cozy home of Mrs. E. H. Wescott on
high school hill and a large number
of tho members were presei.t n take
part in the meeting.
One of the chief features of the
gathering was the selection of th"
delegate to represent the local chap
ter at the state chapter, which is
to meet at Hastings. Nebraska, and
for this position the member of
Fontenelle chapter selected Mrs. V.'il
II? m B&ird and .who was unanimous
ly chosen for the position.
The chapter of the D. A. R. in this
city is one of the most active in the
state and the selection of Mrs. P.air I
gives them the assurance of an able
representative at the state gather
ing of the various chanters.
ENJOYS OLD TIME
rrom Monday's Dally.
Saturday evening the old time res
idents cf the city who came to the
United States from the land of Bo
hemia, enjoyed a most delightful
time at the T. J. Sokol hall on Wct
Pearl street. A special band from
Omaha had been secured for the occa
sion that rendered the old time songs
and dances for several hours and aid
ed in making the evening one c f rare
pleasure as the members of the party
tripped the dances that they had en
joyed so many years ago in the oid
home across the sea. This was the
first gathering for several months
and it was very much enjoyed by
those taking part and it was a lato
hour when the strains of the home
waltz called the Jolly party to a close.
A lunch was served during the ev
ening that was also much enjoyed
by the members of the party.
Daily Journal. 15c a weefc.
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