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PLATTSMODTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY. MAY 3, 1020.
GIVEN UNDER AUSPICES OF
CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR OF
YOiitio PEOPLE ALL CLEVER
Cr;;t Civcs Pleating; Presentation of I
Tuneiul end Ilcaiing Story and
Erilliant Chcrus Adds to Effect
::t;it i :i ia-t
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that 1 3 1; .!
!c sway It - i-mie-iT v.ur-
iill predominates, fhe niists,
nialiaraj.i'i ar.d the
c.aiiiiiKg maidens of th-? temple and
:1. wives of the ruii-r a- ..il as a l
vdi'ir.m'- Americans com .r i .-.. 1 the
I':!.t.pals of the play u: I thei ev
.Uent efforts were aide I by several
(1 ru.c" and groups, who Li 'tie musi
cal ! dancing numbers jouod much
'.. i t o r-.itces of the PiTjring. j
i he curtain on the ."irc pcit dis-c!'-sd
the temple of IJuT.''v :u I't re
I i 1 the religious aK;r, Katch
Km had stationed himself and de
spit the efforts tf the maharajah of
llur.ga, in which role Percy Fields ap
peared the fakir Katcha-Koo in which
Goerge Dovey appeared, ret used to
he removed from the temple. The
fakir refusing all temptations and
retnaiiK-d there. Solejah, tiie widow
of a wizard, impersonated by Miss
Delia Frans and the four charming
wives of the maharajah. Chin-Cliin
Fin). Brazillitata. Patsy Kildare.
LaBelle Kly-ee. .Misses Helen Egen
bcruer. Flsie Hoberg. Alice Pollock.
md Katherine Waddick were anion?)
tried to rid
temple of the tresspasser but without
succe-s until the arrival of two ad-
venten us Americans Dick Horton '
and Harry Bradstone. in which char
acters Carl Schneider and Dr. Bella
my of Shenandoah. Iowa, appeared,
came along and through the aid of
the masic bag secured bv Selejah,
t he fakir was made to forsake the :
temple and the play was then livened i
by the many startling experiences in j
which Katcha-Koo took part." The.
wealthy .Airs. t liattie-Gaoain in
which role Mis-s Bernese Newell ap- j
peareil. as well as her two charming
daughters Dolly and Prudence. (Miss
F;;e Chase and Mrs. Howard Ralya)
wn-A the obiecf ,f the eves of the
, . . T ,. , ". . ,
haughty Indian ruler and Katcha-
Ko" also fell in love witl e daugh
ters to the great wrath of the ma
harajah, who threatened death to the
". met icans unless the fakir was re
stored to his former condition, but
the joy of his adventures would no.'
allow Katcha-Koo to resume the role
f religious fakir. The efforts of the
principals to rcovc?r from Katcha
Koo the magical garments was thej
cheif feature of the play. During'
the first act several tuneful musical
numbers were given by the princi-
pals and chorus' including. "I'm ;
W?:tir.: Yet", by Mr. Fields. "It's'
the Clothes That Makes the Man",
by Mr. Dovey and chorus. "Tell Me
Why You Love Me", by Mr. Schneider
and Miss Chase and "That's What He
Taught Me to Do", by Mrs. Ralya
and Dr. Bellamy. The number "Di
vert iscnnnt Oriental", by the chorus
was very pleasing.
Tin role of Frbannah. high pries
tess was taken by Mi?s Alice Weyrieh
and the priestesses by Mrs. E. G.
Shallenbergcr, Mrs. Clarence Boyn
ton. Miss Helen Hunter, Miss Flor
ence Balser. Miss Myrtle Hennings.
and Mrs. F. R. Gobelman. while the
priests were B. A. McElwain, R. W.
Knorr. Don York. Carl Schmidtmann.
The polo dance wa one of the
pleasing feature of the second act
of the play as tho efforts to restore
Katcha-Koo were continued, and the
pol) group composed of Misses Mar
tha Valltry. Gladys Liston. Mary
Katherine Pannele, Verla Becker,
Honor Seyb?rt. Freda Sattlor, Verna
.ies, and Messr.".
it iue byvetl.cr. Will Schnndtmann.
John Sat tier, Tom Walling. Albert
J;nJa :'i:d Hilt Martin were ' most
delightful in their clover dancing
and thin number also introduce;!
Sesi;uchanna Sue". Ming by Mrs.
Howard Kalya in her pleasing man
ner. I Tfif itmiein"- nf lis l.irv ICitlifi-
ino I'arniele. one of the gifted artists
of the city was one of the chief fea
tures of the evening's entertainment
and demonstrated her grace and ar
tistic ability in the dances.
In the second part the musical se
lections were very pleasing, "If
Thing Were Only Different", by Mr.
Schneider, Dr. Bellamy, Miss Frans
and Miss Weyrieh as well as "Girls
Will- Be Girls", by Mr. Dovey and
I Misses Egenberger. HoLerg, Pollock.
;iIul Waddiek. being especially pleas-
i:.. i lie souk, wien i cm in
School With i (iir , lv -Mr. Schneider
n l Miss Chase lntroduceu the Aulu
Lang Syne group composed of Viola
Archer. Florine Tritsch. Claire
I f'reamer. Genevive Whelan, Judith
j Johmon. Virginia Beeson. Fern Xeil
J and Isabelle Hainey in the costumes
j of long ago and made a very striking
.Assisting Miss Parmcle in her
dances and in the special number
were the veil dancers composed of
Margaret Schlater. Theodosia Kroeh
lor. Fern Noble, Wilma Bainev, Fae
Cobb and Nellie May Cowles.
The oriental ladies of rank were
j Gelda Noble. Claire Mae Morgan. I,y-
dia Todd. Gladys Cadwell. Myra
Heine and Grace Beeson.
In tha grand finale "Liberty
Aflame". Mr. Frank Cloidt appeared
j as soloist anu was assisted oy tne
j assemble of principals .and choruses
I including the little folks representing
j the nations of the earth.,. The Yan
' "kee-Dixie girls were Katherine
Schneider. Arlene Gilmore, Violet
t Vallery, Edith Quinton. Eleanor Mc
. Carthy. Bertha Schulhof. Mary Hal
las, Helen Beeson. The Jackies. Em
ma Wohlfarth, Clara Trilety. Cleone
Mcisinger. Louise Short. Italy.
Blanch Braum, Alice Ptak, Roberta
Propst. Sylvia Noble. Elizabeth Wad
dick. Olive Bonge. France, Helen
Farley. Marie Hunted, Marguerite
Wiles, Estelle Lister. Belgium,
, Edith Fraley. Merna WolU". Helen
Wescott. Ruth Shannon. The bam-
: mies were led by little Jean Caldwell
and were one of the most charming
choruses being composed of the fol
lowing: Jean Hayes, Catherine MeClusky,
Gretchen Warner, Marie Sperry,
j Alice Crabill. Bernice Arn, Marjorie
' Arn. Helen V. 1'rice, Nina South.
, Ruth Pickett, Marjorie Pickett. Fern
: Jahrig. Helen Iverson. Hazel Iverson.
Ruth Warga, Helen Rush, Florence
Connor, Annette Kirsch, Ethel Quin
ton. Jennie Windham, Margie Braun,
Wilhelmina Henrichsen. Katherine
; Flynn. Charlotte Fields. Helen Sharp,
i Dorothy Persinger. Genevieve Ilatt,
Martha Gorder, Dora Soennichsen,
Margaret Gibson. Marion Copenhav
; er. Thelma Kroehler, Frances Ste-
wart. Margaret Wynn, Germaine Ma
son. Dorothy Elliott, Mary Nohava,
Margaret Iverson. Leona Hudson,
Elizabeth Hatt, Lorene Windham.
Freda Preis, Patricia Flynn, Wilhel
mina Schirk, Margaret Sch il.enber
ger. Gus Brubacker appeared as Boody
pah, a slave, and Harold Fitt and
John Ptak as fan bearers and Claire
Hudson as gong beater.
The play will be given this even
ing at the Parmele for the last time
and tho'-e who were not in attend
ance last evening should not miss -t
and will assist in this manner the
COYOTES ARE PLENTIFUL
From Friday's Dally.
The office of the county clerk has
j handled three more claims for coyote
scalp bounties and making a total
j of sixty-six brindled since November,
j The latest to bring in their scalps
are Frank Edwards of Alvo with nine,
; C. A. McReynolds of Murray with
'. two and H. E. Raney of Weeping Wa
ter with nine of the young coyotes.
With a bounty of $3 each on the
scalps the coyote industry In this
county has been very successful the
Read the Journal.
FUNERAL OF LATE
Held at the lat? Home Thursday Af
ternoon Conducted by Rev.
H. G. MeClusky
from Friday's Da 11 v.
The funeral services of the late
Judge Joseph E. Douglass were held
yesterday afternoon from the home
on high school hill and were largely
attended by the friends and neigh
bors of this good man, who in his
iife time had been so pleasantly asso
ciated with him.
The services were conducted by
Rev. H. G. MeClusky of the First
Presbyterian church of which Judge
Douglass had been so faithful a mem
ber during his life time and where
his presence will be greatly missed
in the days to come as he was a
faithful devout worker in the church
and Sunday school and was for r.
number of years superintendent of
the Sunday school. Rev. MeClusky
spoke of the splendid life of the de
parted friend, and its worth to the
'(immunity in which he had made
his home. During the service a quar
tet composed of Messrs. Frank A.
Cloidt. R. W. Knorr, C. E. Pratt and
Rev. MeClusky gave a number of the
well loved songs which had been ta'"
o rites of the departed, and Mrs. E.
H. Wescott sang as a solo. "One
Sweetly Solemn Thought". At the
conclusion of the service the body
was taken to the Burlington passen
ger .station from where it was taken
o the old home at Maryville, Mo.,
for burial, being accompanied by th1
family and "the relatives who were
here for the funeral. The pallbear
ers were selected from the members
of the Cass county bar being Judge
J. T. Begley. C. A. Rawls. Count
Attorney A. G. CcTe. Earl R. Travis.
E. Martin and John M. Leyda.
The relatives fro mout of the city
present to attend the funeral were
Dr. G. G. Douglass, Elmwood; Rev.
Lane Douglass. Ridgeway, Mo.; Dr.
J. W. Dean and daugnter. of Mary
ville. Joseph Edgar Douglass was born in
Knox county. Mo., May f. lS.r9. He
was the son of William and Emma
(McMurry) Douglass. The former
was born in Washington county. Ken
tucky, and was a grandson of Hugh
Douglass who came from Scotland to
Virginia in 1740. .
When the subject of this sketch
was ten years old he removed with
his parents to northwestern Missouri,
locating on a farm near Maryvill;-.
There he grew to manhood and ac
quired his education. After attend
ing Amity College, at Co'.lege Springs.
Ia., for several terms he was elected
instructor in Elocution and Oratory
in a small collage in Missouri, but
did. not accept. He taught for a
time in the public scnools of Mis
souri, studying law at the samatime.
In August 188S, he was married
to Daisy Dean, daughter of a well
known physician of Maryville. Short
ly after marriage he accepted the
principalship of the Avoca school and
has since been a resident of Ca.ss
county. After teaching two years
in Avoca he began the practice of
law at Weeping Water, associated
with the late Judge Travis. Twenty
years ago he was elected county
judge, which office he held two terms.
Upon accepting the office he moved
to Plattsmouth which has since been
Deceased was reared by devout
Christian parents and about thiity
years ago gave his heart to the Sav
ior and has since followed in his
footsteps. He was a member of the
Congregational church at Weeping
Water and has been a member of the
Presbyterian church of Plattsmouth
He was a great lover of music ud
sang in the choir for many years.
He was of a modest retiring disposi
tion and had the Scotch characteris
tic of being undemonstrative. He
was possessed of a high sense of hon
or and an uncompromising con
science. Besides the wife, deceased leaves
three children and two grandchild
ren. The children are Mrs. Marie
! Steihm of Bloomington, Ind.; Miss
i Vesta, a teacher in the Plattsmouth
' schools and Dean who is still at
home. He also leaves three brothers,
Wilson S., of Banner, Okla.; the Rev
Lane Douglass of Ridgeway, Mo., and
Dr. George Douglass of Elmwood.
Barred Rock eggs for sale from
( best strains. $1.50 per 15; $7.00 per
: 100. Phone 3421. C. L. Wiles.
TO LOCATE ON CLAIM
From f-'rioav's Pallv
John Tarns, sun of Mr. and Mrs. J.
H. Tains, departed this afternoon for
Crook county, Wyoming, whcr-3 he
will locate on a fine claim he has se
cured near Moorciul't. Mr. 1J;iUi,'-i
strved for two ye; rs in tin- army dur
ing the war and has since his dis
charge been looking i.vr the loca
tions in the west for homesteads and
finally decided on the Wyoming loca
tion a? the most sriii;;!,!e one to be
found. ' He will to his length
of service have ,.:l -even month-?
to live on the ho.iies: e:id until it is
dr-eded to him.
CHANGE IS MAGE IN
Frank J. libersiial Purchases Half
Interest in the Store of A. G.
Bach & Co. Firm
j'rnm Friday's Daily.
Today a change was made in the
store of A. G. Bach A: o.. in the low
er Main street grocery store when
Frank J. Libershal be anie half own
er of this modern and up-to-date
store. Mr. Libersiial bus purchased
the interests of Mr. August Bach, Sr.
and will lie associated with A. G.
Bacli in the firm of Bach & Liber
shal. The change in the firm how
ever, will not mean any change in
the same courteous dealings which
the customers have found at this place
in the past and the new firm wet
comes all their old customers to cail
and see them as well as the many
new ones. Mr. Baeli has been in
charge of the lowtr Main street store
since its establishment and has built
up a fine business there. Mr. Lib
ersiial is well known to the Platts
mouth public, having for several
terms served as county clerk and has
up until a few d . ago, been em
ployed in the Burlington shops. The
announcement of this firm will be
found elsewhere in the Journal and
they invite the public to call and
see them. Mr. Bach. Sr.. will con
tinue in the South Park sore.
LOSES A VALUABLE
I-I. Soennichsen Has Fine Colt So
Eadly Injured that It Was
Necessary to Kill It.
From Friday? Dailv.
Yesterday afternoon the firm of H.
M. Soennichsen suffered the loss ot a
tine young horse t,hat was so severe
ly injured in an auto mixup that it
became necessary to kill the animal.
Mr. Soennichsen was sending five'
head of horses out to the Straight
pasture on the Platte bottom and
several of the horses were loose and
following after the wagon while one
of the voung horses was tied onto
the rear of the wagon.
As the driver of the wagon, HjJ-
lard Grassman turned up the hill to
go north near the Masonic home, a
car came along bound for Omaha
and running at a good rate of speed
crashed into the horse that was tied
to the rear of the wagon and broke
a leg of the animal. The car stopped
for a few seconds and the owner dis
claimed, any responsibility for the
accident and then proceeded on to
Omaha, but not until Mr. Grassman
was able to secure the number of
the car and the identity of the Om
aha man will be looked into.
The horse was quite valuable and
the injury was so severe that it was
necessary to kill the suffering ani-
inal at once.
ARRIVAL OF A FINE BOY
From Friday's rai!v
A fine little son and heir was born
to' Mr. and Mrs. James B. Rishel of
this city at the Methodist hospital
in Omaha on Tuesday, April 27th.
The mother and little one are doing
nicely and the occasion has been a
very pleasant one to the proud fath
er. The little son is a fine little lad
weighing 7 pounds. The event has
brought much pleasure to the grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Rishel
and Mrs. B. C. Kerr of this city.
Earl Cool and wife of Elmwood
motored over last evening from their
home and completed the arrange
ments for moving to Plattsmouth to
make their home in the future.
DEATH OF OLD CASS 1
John M. Fouler, Pioneer in Central
Part of Count, Dies at IIo.r.c
in Weeninrr Water.
from FrMaVs lali
John M. Fowler, pioneer and resi
lient oi tins community tor more
than three score ye.. rs, passed away
at his home on East Eldora avenue
Friday afternoon, April 22. 100, at
the age of f,:j years. 10 months and
9 days, after several weeks of severe
illness. Mr. Fowler had spent prac
tically his whole life in this com
munity as his parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Charley Fowler were among the first
homesteaders as home builders of
this community. John's friends nev
er diminished and always grew as he
His seven living children, although
somewhat scattered, had all visited
him during his last weeks of sick
ness and were all present at the
funeral, which was held from the
home Sunday afternoon at 2:20 and
?as in charge of Rev. W. F. Has
kins. pastor of the M. E- church. The
remains were tenderly laid to rest in
Those who attended the funeral
from a distance besides the daughter.
Mrs. Roy Marshall and children, of
Payette, Idaho, who have been here
for some time, were the son Charley,
of Central City; the daughters, Mrs.
Fred Wolf, husband and family, of
Benson; Mrs. Walter Powers, hus
band and baby of Paul; Mrs. John
Norris, husband and family.' of Avoca
and son Paul, of Lincoln, as well as
Miss EiTie Saunders, of Lincoln.
John Martin Fowler was born in
Mercer county. Pennsylvania. June
14th. 18S6. The family came to
Nebraska in 1ST7 and settled on the
old Fowler homestead one and one
half miles east of Weeping Water,
where he grew to young manhood.
On December 10, 1S77, he was unit
ed in marriage to Laura Jane Comp
ton. To this, union eleven children
were born, three sons and eight
Twenty-two years ago, he with,
his family moved to Weeping Water,
where he has since resided. Nine
years ago Mr. Fowler was stricken
with paralysis which was later fol
lowed by a second stroke since which
time he has gradually failed , in
health until the past few weeks
when he grew gradually weaker un
til death, which occurred on Friday.
April 23rd. He is survived by his
wife. Mrs. Laura Jane Fowler and
seven children,-nineteen grandchild
ren, other relatives and many
Mr. Fo-vyler was of a kindly, gen
ial disposition, loved and respected
by all who knew him. His children
cherish the memory, of an unusually
affectionate and kindly father whose
life was a constant erample. Weep
ing Water RepubOcan.
CANDIDATES GET OFF
WITH LITTLE EXPENSE
Statement of Expenses Filed in Office
of County Clerk Sayles Shows But
Little Money Spent at Primary
From Friday's Dally.
The candidates in Cass county par
ticipating in the late primary elec
tion who have filed their statement
of expense as required by law have
gotten off very easily as far as the
amount of cash spent to secure the
honor of being a candidate for pub
lic office. State Senator A. F. Sturm
reports the sum of $32.20 expended,
$5 for the filing fee and the remaind
er, $27.20 ftistributed among the
newspapers of the district. County
Judge Allen J. Beeson reports that
his efforts were confined to $10 for
the filing fee while his opponent M.
S. Briggs parted with $10 for filing
and $3 for postage. District Judge
Begley will not have an Inquiry as
to his expense as the only expendi
ture made was the $10 for the filing
fee. Dr. B. F. Brendel of Murray,
candidate for representative, states
that he has spent . nothing for the
honor of the democratic nomination
District Clerk James SI. Robertson
expended $36175 in being re-nominat
ed which includes the filing fee and
announcements in the county papers.
The remaining candidates have not
as yet appeared with their list of ex
penses, but there has apparently been
but little expenditure made and th?
old time "bar'I" has failed to be' no
JUDGE DOUGLASS A TRT2UTS
i How beautiful it feenis, while all
nature is singing the new life song,
whiel the sun with pursuasive smiles
is wooing from the earth her richest
treasures, at the eventide of a spring
time day. that a human soul at peace
with the world, enraptured of home,
idolized by loved ones, should feel
the touch of divine love and follow
the gentle voice of a Savior, into a
newer and grander life.
I Beautiful, too. and sublime, must
I it be for those who are left, to re
f member such a one with hearts
throbbing only with tenderness and
love, and with thoughts brilliant
with memory pictures of days now
gone. Beautiful, too, to remember that
the last footsteps 'of the loved one
were directed toward his home, the
last service rendered was to bear in
his arms food and refreshments for
thoce whom he cherished, the last
music heard was the greeting of his
loved and loving companion, that his
last conscious thought, as he at
tempted to ccoss the threshold of his
own loved home, was for the welfare
of those for whom he lived.
Rarely, indeed, in such a picture
seen, but one such has truly been
painted in our midst upon the warp
and woof of everyday life.
Gentle, amiable, faithful neigh
bor and friend, from earth farewell.
FIRST TIME IN 24 YEARS
From Thursday's Dally.
This morning C. E. Ronne of Weis
ner, Idaho, accompanied by his broth
er, Frank Ronne, of near Weeping
Water, was in the city for a fev
hours looking after some matters in
connection with the settlement of the
estate of their father, Frederick
Ronne. who died a week ago at the
old home near Weeping Water. This
is the first time in twenty-four years
that C. E. Ronne has been in Platts
mouth and he noted the many chang
es that have occurred since that time
and while here he enjoyed a short
visit wijh County Clerk George R.
Sayles, with whom he used to play
ball when a boy out on the farm in
Eight . Mile Grove precinct. Mr.
Ronne Is now engaged in railroad
work in the northwest, being an en
gineer on the Oregon Short Line
through Idaho. He returned to
Weeping Water this afternoon and
with his family expect to leave to
morrow for the west.
From Thursday's Dally.
The board of county commisioners
together with County Highway Com
missioner C. F. Vallery. departed
thio afternoon out over the county
to look over the roads and bridges,
traveling through Eight Mile Grove,
Louisville, South Bend and Salt Creek
precincts and from Greenwood will
go to Elmwood, where Commissioner
Atchison will be left at his home and
thence return to this city.
farih.ri IS THE
0tenr of horn
The First National Bank,
. "The Bank Where You Feel at Home.
BIO MUDDY IS
BREAKS RIP-RAP OPPOSITE THIS
CITX" AND BEGINS EATING
AWAY RIVER BANK.
All Available Section and Road Men
Hurried to Scene of Action
Battling to Hold It Back
From Friday's la!1v.
'The Missouri river has once iitfjre
become a serious probh m for the
Burlington railroad officials and the
latest efforts of the river to break
through and flood the Iowa bottoms
and threaten the railroad interest
is now occurring at a point straight
east from this city on the Iowa side
of the stream.
The rip-rap at that potnt has been
in for a number of years and today
it yielded to the force of the water
and gave way in a number of places
and the rushing waters at once com
menced their relentless eating i.way
of the banks, kager to break from
the present course of the river a'nd
find a new channel through the
The grave danger threatening the
interests of the railroad was realized
and Division Superintendent Allen
with all the available nen and ma
terial were hurried to the scene of
action in an effort to stop further
cutting away of the banks and the
formation of a new channel that
would seriously threaten to leave the
present course of the river a small
by-channel and the hjg bridge stand
ing over a dried up watercourse.
Several trains of crushed rock
have been sent to the scene of action
as well as all the available men and
the struggle to check the stream is
being desperately carried on by the
The present, break is in a new lo
cality from any that have been
threatening in the past few years.
as the previous breaks have been
farther north in the vicinity of Hin
ton and Folsom, where several hun
dred thousand dollars were expend
ed, by the Burlington and the state
of Iowa in an effort to shift tho
force of the current to the Nebraska
shore. As it is . now the main cur
rent, striking the Iowa shore near
Hinton is shot over to the Nebraska
shore and from there thrown back
against the Iowa side at the point
where the present break has occur
red. MURRAY CHRISTIAN AID SOCIETY.
The Ladies Aid society of the
Christian church of Murray will
meet on Wednesday May .'th with
Mesdames Charles Creamer and Wal
ter Sans at the Creamer home. All
members and friends are cordially
The Safe Way to Buy
It is estimated that over a half a billion
dollars are lost to investors every year
through the purchase of worthless securi
ties. Heed the advice of experienced in
vestors: "Don't buy stocks from strangers. Don't
buy stocks from any one without the clos
est investigation. Let some disinterested
third person go over the proposition before
you sign up."
Any of our officers are at your service in
such matters without cost or obligation.
Your confidence will not be violated.
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