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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH. 11, 123.
vol. xxx vn.
END OF LONG
MRS. ELVIRA C. TEWKSBURY
. PASSES AWAY AT AGE
OF 89 YEARS.
k DAUGHTER OF . REVOLUTION
Father of Mrs. Tewksbury Was Sol
dier in Ranks of Revolution
ary Army in 1770's.
From Monday's Dally.
Xebraska's only real "Daughter cf
the American Revolution" has com
pleted the journey of life and laid
down the burden of years which have
almost touched the century mark, as
the death messenger came 'to Mrs.
Elvira C. Tewksbury at her home in
this city early yesterday morning.
Though nearing her 30th year of
life Mrs. Tewksbury to the last
maintained her bright and keen -n- j
teuect and her grasp 01 tne anairs
of the great busy world was never
dimmed evsni as the shadows of dca I'n
c.'osed upn her and to her las' mo
nients she war able to recognize and
converse wth those, of her family and
the old frierds who gathered at !ie-
The distinction that ha? been this
estimable lady's pride has been that
she was the only person In the state
of Nebraska whose parents had had a
vital part in the war of the revolu
tion that severed the ties of relation
ship between this nation and the
British government and on numerous
occasions she has been honored by :
the patriotic societies of the state
with suitable recognition of the fact.
The father of Mrs. Tewksbury was
James Walker, who at the age of six
teen enlisted in the revolutionary ar
my and served in the New England
campaigns as a member of the New
Hampshire militia and was a mem
ber of the party re-enforcing Fort
Ticonderago. when it was attacked by
the English army in the summer of
1777, and just prior to the collapse
of the English campaign under Gen
eral Burgoyne at the battle of Sar
atoga. The records of the service of
Mr. Walker are found in the paroll
and other documents of the regi
ment of militia commanded by Ma
jor Francis Smith, showing that Mr.
Walker 'enlisted in June 1777 and
was discharged from the service a
Elvira C. Tewksbury was born at
Antrim. New Hampshire on May 22,
1S30. and her father at the time of
her birth was seventy years of age
to that his death occurred not long
after the birth of the daughter. The
family from which this estimable
lady sprang was one of the most
prominent in that portion of New
England and one of the family was
called to the highest gift of the peo
ple of the United States in the per
son of Franklin Pierce, president
from 1S53 to 1S5G.
The splendid ancestry was wll
borne out by this wonderful woman
who in liter years when married to
John S. Tewksbury, she came with
her husband to the great unknown
plains of the west and in IS CO locat
ed at Weeping Water in Cass county.
Nebraska, where for many yea-rs the
husband ran a mill and his little in
custry was . one known for many
miles and here this worthy couple
gathered about them the warm circle
cf friends that have remained until
death came to claim first 1 the' hus
band and later the wife. The death
cf Mr. Tewksbury occurred fifteen
years ago on March 5, 1905, and
since that time the faithful and lov
ing wife has been making her home
with her relatives. Mrs. Anna May
Wooley, a neice having tenderly
cared for this splendid American wo
man in her declining days. Mrs.
Wooley coming to this city a number
cf years ago to make her home and
since that time "Auntie" Tewksbury
Iras made her home here amid the
.familiar scenes of other days and
enjoying the sunset of life with the
old friends and former associates
The funeral of this dearly beloved
lady will be held on Tuesday 'after
noon. A prayer and short service
will be held at the home at SMh and
Granite street by the Rev. W. S.
Leete of St. Luke's church, and the
cortage then proceed to South Oma
ha where the body is to be laid tt
rest in the cemetery in thai city
The Daughters of the American Rev
olution of this city and Omaha will
partclpate in the funeral services.
A FINE DAUGHTER
From Monday's Dally.
The patrons of the postofllce who
had occasion to do business in the
money order department today were
much impressed by the' pleasant
smile that had imprinted itself on the
countenance of Frank Cloidt, assist
ant postmaster, and we are at liberty
to give the reason it's a girl. A
fine little daughter arrived Saturday
evening at "the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Cloidt and w'ill make the home happy
by her presence in the future. The
mother and little one are doing nice-
!ly and the little sister is delighted ov-
er the piajmate that has come to
share the home with her.
WINS IN THE RE
CENT LAND LOTTtRY
H. E. Daley of This City Lands Good
Claim in Land Drawing at Tor
rington, Wyo., Saturday.
From Monday's Dally.
In the land lottery that Uncle Sam
has been conducting at Torrington,
Wyoming, one of the Plattsmouth
former cervices men who registered,
II. E. Daley, was successful in land
ing claim No. 78 and will receive a
nice tract of land in the area tha
has been thrown open for settleme..
The registration was quite heavy
at Torrington and a larger part of
those who entered were former ser
vice men who sought to establish
homesteads in the new country being
opened up. Of the eighty farms
drawn thirty-one were drawn by Xe
braskans and a number of residents
A greater part of those failing to
secure a claim at Torrignton will also
file on the Shoshone Indian reserva
tion lands that are to be opened up
HAS BATTERED APPEARANCE
From Monday's Dally.
R. W. Clement, agent of the Bur
lington, presents a very much dis
figured appearance today as the re
sult of a rather serious accident
which befell him yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Clement was engaged in adjust
ing a storm window when the lad
der on which he was standing gave
way and in a few seconds he had
struck the cold unfeeling earth with
great force and the result was that
he was severely bruised and the right
wrist sprained. Mr. Clement had
several bad lacerations and bruises
of the right cheek as well as the
nose and that while not serious, are
SUFFERS SEVERE INJURIES
Fom Monday's Dallv
The many old friends in this city
of Willard B. Wise, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. N. Wise, now of Omaha, and
who was formerly one of the mem
bers of the newspaper craft in this
city, will regret greatly to learn of
his injury at Price, Utah. In speak
ing of the accident the Xews-Adco-
cate of that city says:
W. B. Wise, outside foreman at
Peerless, was in Price Tuesday in an
swer to a jury summons. . He was
excused until next week. Mr. Wise
is still carrying his arm in a sling
and nursing several sore spots as a
resuU of stepping around a box car
In front of an engine. He Jumped
and was caught in- the air and hurled
FrTi Moprtay'n Dallv.
. Charles C. Lahoda of this city has
been awarded a pension by the Unit
ed States government as the result
of bis partial disability caused from
his service during the world war.
Mr. Lahoda was in service during the
American offensives . in France and
his health has been undermined as
the result of his experience and he
has been unable to perform manual
labor since his return home. Mr.
Lahoda has received notice of the al
lowance of his pension which is to
date from April 12, 1919.
DEATH CAME YESTERDAY MORN
ING AT 6:30 AS A RESULT
FUNERAL IS TO-BE HELD HERE
jlrs. Blount at Lincoln- for Some
Time Caring for Daughter
Was Stricken There.
Tom Monday's Daily.
Yesterday morning the message
was received here by the relatives an.
nouncing the death at 6:30 a. m.. of
Mrs. Mary Blount of this city, who
has for the past few days been at the
Everett sanitarium in Lincoln. Mrs
31ount was called to the capital city
by the illness of her daughter, Mrs.
Robert McClanahan, and while the,re
was taken down with the flu. The
patient has been a great sufferer
from the effects of a serious injury
received on August 24th when she
was thrown from the . buggy in
ahieh she was riding, and as a re
sult of the serious condition of Mrs.
Blount she was taken last Friday to
he Everett sanitarium for treatment
but failed to show improvement ard
gradually- grew worse until death
'.ame to her relief. The . body will
be brought to this city and the fun
cral services held on Wednesday af
ternoon at 2:30 from the Christian
church with Rev. D. A. Youtzy of
The deceased was born December
!3. 1860. at wYnterset. Iowa, and
spent her youth In that city and
where she was married to Charles E.
Warren, and from this union two
sons, Frank E. and Freu Z., and
three daughters, Sybil, Edna and
Margaret were born. Fred J. War
ren died several 'years ago at Denver,
and the remaining children are left
to mourn the death of the mother.
The departed lady has for years been
a faithful member of the Christian
church and was also a leading figure
in the W. R. C, Daughters of Re-
bekah. and Knights & Ladies of Se
curity. In later years she was unit
ed in marriage a second time, it
hlph. Blount, an! from this union
there was born one son,- Earl E.
Blount, who resides at Denver. For
a number of year3 Mrs. Blount resid
ed at Denver and since returning to
Nebraska has been 'making her b
in this city with her daughter, Mrs.
Elmer A. Tayi"- .
.The children who mourn the death
of this, good woman are: Frank 13.
Warren, Mrs. Elmer A. Taylor of
Plattsmouth, Mrs. Sybil Head of Oma
ha. Mrs. R. E. McClahanan of Lin
coln and Earl E. Blount of Denver.
MARRIED AT THE COURT HOUSE
"Void Monday's Dally.
Saturday afternoon at the cour.
house occurred the marriage of two
of the yousg people of this city, Mr.
Edward F. Maybee and Miss Vera
Morrow. The wedding ceremony was
performed by County Judge A. J. Bee-
son in his accustomed pleasing man
ner and the young people departed
full of happiness to take up their
journey in life as one hereafter,
They will make their home for the
present near Murray where Mr. May-
bee is employed on a farm. Mr
Maybee is one of the former service
men of this city, having been a mem
ber of the 127th field artillery puJ
spent eevtral months In Frar.-e The
brid- vute well known to a larse
circle c i friends who will jn in
wishing the young people muc!i har.
pin ess in their future years.
A NEW ARRIVAL
FVon Mnnrtpv's rall.
The stork on Saturday evening
made a flyinx visit to the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Cole ii',ar
Mynard and left in their care a fine
little son and heir and it is needless
to say that the occasion has been
one of the great pleasures to the par
ent? as "vell as other relatives of the
: little man. Mother, and little one
are doing nicely and the father be
comingly, proud over the addition
that haa come lo his family.
NOW LOCATED IN CITY
Fion Monday's Dallv
Ray Diiboise of Omaha, has ac
cepted a position in this city at the
barber shop of C. A. Iiosencrans and
is now engaged in looking after the
needs of the patrons of this popular
shop. air. uuooise is an expert in
his line and has ben with the best
shops in the metropolis before com
ing to this city. He is a brother cf
Ernest A. Deboise, who for several
years conducted the barber shop now
operated oy ciarK & nt-Kett.
OOES TO BE-
PLATTSMOUTH H,: S. TEAM, AF
TER SPLENDID SUCCESS IN .
HAVELOCK TEAM THE WINNER
Our Boys Made Brilliant Effort but
Overwhelmed by Team from
the Lincoln Suburb.
From Monday's Daily.
After making the best showing of
any local basket nan team in .me
tate tournament, the team cf 1920
of the Plattsmouth high school met
defeat in the final game of the class
series Saturday night at the Lin
coln armory, where they "got out
from under" with a score of 14 to
, in favor of their opponents, th;
While the pleasure of final suc
cess was denietl tne team irom mis
citv thev can finda great deal cf
consolation in the great record theyjgjven a niaul to drive spikes which
have made for the season and their
showing at the state meet, when they
remained as the runners-up of the
H.- Hecht, forward of the Have
lock team was the bright and glit-
ering star of the final game as he
scored more than half of the points
made by his team and was the larg-
;st contributing factor in the undo
ne of the Plattsmouth team.
In the opening half of the game
the contest was very close, Redd or
Havelock scoring the only field goal
made and the score at the end of the
first half was 5 to 3 in favor of the
Lincoln suburb. In. the second half.
both teams weakened in their defense
and a score was rolled up that left
the final result 22 and 14.
The large number of enthusiasts
who had Journeyed to Lincoln to
witness the battle were ratner uis
appointed in the result, but were
very proud of the excellent record
made by the local team throughout
YOUNGS QUITS RAGE
Non-Partisan Candidate Withdraws
' Mass Meeting cf Delegates
Called for -May 4th.
From Monday's Daily.
Elmer E. Youngs, of Lexington,
Nebr., who was nominated as a can
didate for governor on the republi
can ticket at the state convention of
the national non-partisan league of
Nebraska at Lincoln, February 2jth,
has withdrawn his name from the
list of candidates. .
The state executive committee an
nounced yesterday that it had ac
cepted Youngs' withdrawal.
In submitting his letter begging to
withdraw from the race, Young
states that ill-health is the cause of
his action. He says that a recent at
tack of influenza has left him too
weak to take part actively in the
IThe state executive committee, in
announcing Young's withdrawal,
I states that because of the short per
liod intervening before the primaries
lit would not be advisable to attempt
a second convention. For this rea
son-it has been decided to hold a
mass meeting in Lincoln May 4 for
the purpose of nominating in. whole
or in part a state ticket. v
DICT FOR SUM.
OF SI 2,000
JOHN -F. ' MORRIS, OF WABASH,
SECURES VERDICT IN DAM
AGE SUIT AGAINST MOP
. . (
SUED FOR TWENTY THOUSAND
Jury Reached Agreement Lact Night
and Verdict is GivSn to Coutr
. . ' : . . ." a
The damage suit of John F. Moi
ris vs. the Missouri Pacitiai 'Railway
company and Walker D. Ilines, di
lector general of railroads, which
occupied the time of the. district
ccuit Monday and Tuesday was
brought to a close yesterday'after
noon and this morning the verdict
of the jury opened in court, award
ing to the plaintiff judgment in the
sum of $12,000.
This case has had quite a career
in the court, having been remanded
from the federal court at Lincoln to
the district court of Cass county for
trial and was first tried at the 'No
vember term of the district court at
which time the jury in the case was
unable to agree as to the amount of
damages and resulted in the case be
ing laid over until the present term
Mr. Morris was a section man in
the employe of the defendant rail-
i road company at the time of the ac
cident. Januayr 10, 1919. and it was
claimed by the plaintiff that the ac
cident was caused by defective tools
supplied "to the plaintiff, an inexper
ienced workman, he having been
was in such condition that when he
was assisting a fellow workman in
driving a spike, a portion of the
steel from the head of the maul flew
off and struck the plaintiff in the
right eye causing that member to
lose its sight.
No announcement as to . the
tentions of the deefndants to
peal the case has been made.
CALLED WEST BY
Clerk of the District Conrt James M.
Robertson Called to Franklin,
Neb., by Death of Brother
This morning Clerk of the District
Court James M. Roberison. departed
for Franklin,- Nebraska, in response
to a message announcing tne cieatn
at that place yesterday of his broth
er, David Robertson. The death came
as the result of a severe accident sus
tained a week ago when Mr. Robert
son fell at his home and suffered se
vere injuries to his head as well as
sustaining a bad fracture of the hip
and which with his advanced age of
78 'years made his recovery impos sible.
David Robertson was one of
the pioneer residents, of Franklin
county, and has been very prominent
in the public life pf that coiTiniunity
during his long residence there. The
funeral will be held tomorrow from
the lae home. '. .
CAR GOES INTO DITCH
Visitors in the city from the vicin
ity of Oreapolis report that a large
touring car is reposing in; the ditch
near the bridge at the first turn on
the Platte bottom road having ran
into the ditch evidently some time
dnrinar the night. The car was
headed south and in making the turn
from the east and west road onto
the south-bound road evidently ran
over the side of the culvert bridge
This" has long been a very danger
ous place as the bridge has no pro
tecting railings or other means of
preventing an accident, and the us
ual result of 6uch a condition has
been followed that , of a car run
ning off and lodging head on in the
mud of the small slough.
Itching, bleeding, protruding or
blind piles have yielded to Doan's
Ointment. 60c at all drug stores. -
MRS. A. G. COLE IMPROVING
. Mrs.- A. G. Cole, who has been
quite sick for th. past week at her
home; on high school hill, is report
ed as showing rc:ne improvement
ana. v.ts able y.:.iicTday to sf. ii
a tliort time, t lie first tha ho
has l.-ee'i able to leave her b..-d f.r
several days. The friends and tho
memberft of the family are hopeful
that she may scju ue able to be ut
and around as usual. . -
FUNERAL OF MRS,
Services are Held at Home in This
City and Bcdy is Laid to Rest
at Cemetery at South Omaha
The funeral services of the late
Mrs. Elvira C. Tewksbury were held
yesterday afternoon at 1:30 from
the home at Granite and Ninth
streets, and quite largely attended
by the old friends and neighbors to
pay their tribute of honor to'the
venerable and lovable lady who had
been taken from them at the close of
a long and useful life in the com
munity. The services were in charge
of the Rev. W. S. Leete, recto of St.
Luke's church who read the ritua
listic service of the Episcopal church.
A quartet composed of Mrs! J. H.
Donnelly, Mrs. E. H. Wescott, Rev.
A. V. Hunter and Rev. H. G. Mc
Clusky gave several of the old songs
that had been loved by Mis. Tewks
.bury during her lifetime, while Mrs.
Wescott gave" as a solo, "Abide With
Me". , The body was conveyed to
South Omaha by auto where it was
consigned to rest in the family lot
in that city. " Rev. Wheeler of the
Presbyterian church of the South
Side officiating at the services at the
grave. The Daughters of tb Amerr
ican Revolution of Omaha assisted
in the services at "Omaha.
- ACCEPTS A CALL TO GERING
Rev. D. .A. Youtsey, who formerly
preached at the Christian church at
this place, has accepted a call as min
ister to the church at Ge'rinfe. wher?
he served in that capacity several
years ago. He had a number of calls
at ether places, after having decided
to leave the charge at Elmwcr.d. El
der Youtsey is one of the ablest min
isters in the state, and with his wife
has many close friends in Platts
mouth as well as in Elmwooi'. He
was in the city today, delivering the
sermon at the funeral o the late Mrs.
J. D. Blount, who a fe'y days ago
passed away at her late home in Lin-Cf-in.
Rev. Youtsey wHl clise Ii is
work at Elmwood in the next few
weeks and will "open the work at
Gcring on Easter moruin.. It is
with a full assurance of his success
that the church at that place has
recalled him to the ministry there.
Robert Patterson and wife came
up this morning . from their home
south of the city and departed on
the afternoon Burlington train for
Omaha, to spend a few hours.
I When you purchase an article in a store or create
a debt of any kind, it is assumed on the part of the
creditor that the bill will be paid when presented. This
is the confidence that the creditor has in the party as
suming the debt.
It is both bad for business and bad for the debtor
to betray that confidence. Prompt payment of bills
helps business, and incidentally establishes a credit
standing in the community , for the man or woman
who appreciates the privilege and convenience of a
And, if you pa y your bills wath a check drawn on
this "bank, you'll have an indisputable receipt that
the account is paid.
First National Bank
"The Bank Where You Feel at Home. "
ER VOTES W
SPECIAL ELECTION HELD FRIDAY
TO DETERMINE WHETHER CITY
. SHOULD GRANT FRANCHISE
STAYS WITH CITY OWNERSHIP
TctaLVote of 320 is Cast and in This
Majority Against the New
Franchise is 47.
The- city of Weeping Water last
week, wrestled with the question rf
whether the city should continue to
operate the lighting plant there or u
franchise be granted to private indi
viduals of that city, or vicinity
and the result was a majority "t 4 7
at the special election against tlu
granting cf the franchise.
. The discussion of the question was
entered into thoroughly by the resi
dents of that city and an especially
strong campaign made by the friends
of the proposed franchise to the pri
vate parties and both with personal
effort and newspaper advertising and
argument, the proposal was laid be
fore the people and the believers in
the city ownership were not Idle
however, and had their well based
arguments which were evidently m:;re
convincing from the indication of
Weeping Water has had municipal
ownership of the lighting plant for a
number of years and it has proven
very successful under the able man
agement of a very' capable adminis
trative headed by Mayor Fred Ii.
Go'rder, and it was one of the rhief
arguments against the continuance,-,
of the city plant that Mr. Gorder
might not continue as the head of
the city government. The cost to the
consumer has been very reasonable-
finder the city control and this was
cne of the big factors In determining
the decision of the voterr. to say "no"
when the proposed change wa fus
gested. ' '
The McKinley power lines are ex
pecting to build to the Weeping
Water, quarries and the advent of
this corporation will give a source
of power to the quarries and In addi
tion to the service in the city viven
Weeping Water excellent service.
SERVICES LAST EVENING
The mid-week service at the? St.
Luke's church was well attended lat
evening and the Rev. James Noble
of Fall3 City gave a very pleasin;.
sermon, taking the .forgivene. and
fatherly love cf the maker a th!
comforting balm to the tiri and
weary of the world and the cfn.foit
of the Christian life in the hou.-j of
trial and stress.
Dill of near Murray was in
the city for a short time today look
ing after some matters of business.
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