The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 10, 1920, Image 1
Histori- UPlattemontlb omnia vol. xxxvn. PLATTSMO UTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, MAY 10, 1920. NO. 91 ADAM HILD PASSES AWAY LAST EVENING DEATH COMES SUDDENLY AS ME. HILD WAS RESTING IN CHAIil AT HIS HOME CAME TO COUNTY IN 1883 Ecrn in Hessen-Darmstadt. Germany, July C. 1S44. and Was Brought to America in 1850. From T): v ,-silay's rially Last evening the death messenger cat. o suddenly to one of the old and V i ' h ! y respect-: Ksidents of C'a-.s county. Adam HiM. who without any warning of the approaching end. passed away. Mr. Ilild has been en joying very good health and was en gaged yesterday afternoon in work ing around the home on Locust street and seemed in the best of spirits as lie came into the house shortly after r o'clock and sitting down to rest in a chair before the supper was served, passed away as a candle blown out by the fittering breath of the wind. Mrs. Ilild was in an adjoining room preparing the even ing meal and hearing a sigh from the husband glanced in and saw him slipping down in the chair in which lie was sitting, his death having come in an instant. His death lias come as a very great shock to the devoted wife and the loving children who have cherished th greatest affection for the kindly father, as well as to the host of friends who have known Mr. Hild intimately and well during his long residence in this county. A-Liru Tliltf wa one of tbe jub.-t ." tial residents of the county and his loss to the community will be a se vere one. He came to Cass county in the early eighties and has had a great part in the development of th? county into one of th? leadinir agri cultural communities in the stale and and for the past two years has en joyed a well earned rst at the home in this city where he and his de voted helpmate had hoped to spend their declining years in the enjoy ment of the fruits of their industry and labor. Adam Ilild was born in Ilessen Darnistadt. Germany. July 0. 1 844. being a son of George and Margaret Hild. When a lad of six years of age the parents with the little fam ily migrated to the United States, having sailed from the pore of Havre and after a long and stormy voyage in a sailing vessel reached the port of N'ew Ycjrk and the land that they had decided to make their future home. For a little over a year the family resided at Rochester. New York, and from there departed for Tazewell county. Illinois, where they located near the city of Pekin and where the father engaged in farming up to the time of his death in 1SS1.. On Feb ruary 2.". IS 09. Adam Hild was unit ed in marriasre to Miss Elizabsth Katherine Reeir. at the home near Pekin. 111., and here the family re sided until early in 1SS3. when they came west to Nebraska and located on a farm in Eight Mile Grove pre cinct, where the family had made their home through the years prior to their coming to Plattsmouth to make their home. When a lad at 1-orne in Illinois Mr. Hild entered in to the life of the church and was con firmed in the Lutheran faith at Pe 1; in. remaining a devout member of that church until his death. To mourn the death of Mr. Hild. there remains the wife, five sons and two daughters. Michael, Tlatts mouth; Jacob. Mynard; George. Plattsmouth; Philip A.. Mynard; Frederick Murray; Mrs. Anna Piis. Muray: Mrs. Emma Friedrieh. Cedar Creek. Two brothers. Philip Hild of Pekin. Illinois and Michael Hild of Ottumwa. Ia.. are also left to share the grief that the passing of this good man has occasioned. The funeral services will be held cm Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the St. Paul's Evangelical church in this city. Rev. Robert ilusendorf will have charge of the services. If it's in the card line, call at the Journal office. LICENSES NOT RAISED The fact that for the past two weeks not a marriage license has been issued from the office of County Judge liteson. led the judge to re mark the other day that his line of goods is the only one that has not been ulTected by the high prices and that the licenses are issued for the oid pre-war figure at $2 each. Whether it is because the judge has not kept up to date in making the price of the licenses high enough to be attractive or the general high cost of living has struck terror to the youth of the community is not to be passed on but certainly it would seem that there has been a very pro nounced slump in the marriage mar ket. WILL GIVE DISPLAY OF MONTANA PRODUCTS A. C. Wunderlich, Traveling Agricul tural Agent. Will Ee in Cass County During Coming Week from Friday's Dally. The development of the stale o' Montana as an agricultural state has been one of the greatest boosts for the northwest and a great many of the residents of the states wiuie the high price of land has checked tlu development of the fami ng in dustry are looking to the nox'.hvcst as a place of expansion. Car! F. Schmidtiiiann of this city has for The past two years been largely inter ested in the Montana land market and has a large amount of splendid land in that state that is wellsui:?'! to farming and stock raising To iive a further insight into tha possi bilities that awaits the sets.ir iu Montana. Mr. Schmidtmann nas uees very fortunate in securing the ser vices of A. C. Wunderlich, traveling agricultural agent of the Northern Pacific rialroad, who is to be in Cass county the coming week with a dis play of the products of the Beaver Valley and lake basin country vi Montana. This display will give a clear insight into what the state pro duces and is well worth the time .m i cittention of any one seeking a faim or home in the northwest. The dis play will be shown through the county on the following dates: Mon day. May 10th at the postoffice at I'nion. Tuesday. May 11th, Hiatt Tutt store. Murray; Wednesday, May 12th, at Sheldon's store, Nehawka Thursday, May 1.1th, at Partner's Un ion Mercantile .Co., Louisville; Fri day and Saturday. May 14-15. at "he William Schmidtmann harness shop. PlattsniQUth. SEARCHING FOR WIRE LESS LOCATION HERE Squad of Soldiers from Fort Omaha to Try and Erect Wireless Out fit Here for Test Work. From Friday's Dally. A party of soldiers from the avia tion department of the army, and who are stationed at Fort Omaha, have been in the city for the past two days looking over a suitable lo cation for the erection of a wireless outfit for the purpose of making dis tance tests. The party is in charge of a captain and has been compelled to wait for additional equipment be fore making the tests, as it 'will be necessary to erect masts on seme of the buildings here to take and send the messages. It is thought that probably the court house will be used for the purpose of a station and another building in that portion of the city selected as the other station. This has grown to be one of the important parts of the operation of the army, and particularly in the aviation department of which the post at Fort Omaha is one of the most important in the country at this time. FOR SALE A seven room house and two lots on north Sixth street, city water, gas and electricity. Five room cottage on north Ninth street, and two va- j cant lots on North Eighth street i Acreage to exchange for property ' closer in. 3t-d St-w. R. 11. WINDHAM. EAGLE LODGE HAS BIG INITIA TION LAST EVE CLASS OF 29 ARE TAKEN IN LAST EVENING AT SPECIAL INITIA TION CEREMONIES SOUTH OMAHA TEAM HERE Visitors Put on Ritualistic Work of the Order in Fine Shape Lunch eon Enjoyed After Meeting e'rom Thursday's Dally. Last evening the members of Piattsmouth Aerie No. Cfi,", Fraterral Order of Eagles, enjoyed one of their finest meetings for a number of months and as a result of which they received into the membership twenty-nine new members who are now full fledged Eagles. The meet ing was quite well attended by the members and the occasion one that will long be pleasantly remembered by those who were in attendance. The South Omaha degree team, the best drilled and equipped team in tne state, was present to take charg; of the initiatory work which was held at Coates hall owing to the large class and the large number in attendance and the visiting team in their work emphasized the beautiful ritualistic work of the order in splendid shape and impressed the les sons taught by this great fraternity upon the new members. State Vice President William Bar clay of this city, gave a short ad dress to the membership on the work of the order and the lessons taught by the principals upon which the cwder -'- -foundeO aril his remarks were very much enjoyed by the mem bership. At the conclusion of the initia tory work the member.- enjoyed a splendid social tinv? for several hours and during which n most enjoyable luncheon was serel in the clu roe:iis The result of the campaign of the local aerie of the Eagles has giver splendid results in the increase f the membership of this popular or der and the members are well pleased with the exceptionally fine young men that they have gathered into their order and who will be able to assist in the plans that the i-;agies have for future growth. ORGANIZE LADIES NON-PARTI- . SAN VOTERS LEAUGE HERE From Friday's Dally. The meeting yesterday aftern on at the Modern Woodmen hall at the close of the American Legion Auxil iary meeting was quite largely at tended and was addressed at some length by Miss Margaret Schafner ef Chicago, who pointed out the veed for an organization to study the po litical questions of the day and to conduct a non-partisan discussion of the public questions and to instruct the ladies on the different questions that would affect them and the home. The need of uniform state laws was also pointed out by the speaker. As the result of the meeting a tempor ary organization of the Non-Partisan League of Voters was formed with. Mrs. E. H. Wescott as chairman, Mrs. Van Burkel, secretary and Mrs. J. E. Wiles, treasurer. It is hoped within the week to get in touch with every woman of the county and enroll them in this league. WOMAN'S AUXILIARY OF LEGION FORMED Meeting at M. W. A. Hall Quite Largely Attended and Unit Starts With Favorable Circumstances From Friday's Dally. Yesterday afternoon in response to the invitations issued by the local post of the American Legion, the la dies of the city representing the ser vice women of the community, gath ered at the Modern Woodmen hall to organize the local unit of the Wo man's Auxiliary of the American Le gion. The meeting was called to order of the Hugh J. K ear us post, of the le gion and Mrs. II. 'J. Heiieger was elected temporary chairman of the gathering the result of the call for the election of officers was as fol lows: Mis. H. J. Henegcr. president; Mrs. M. E. Buttery, vice president; Miss Helen Lutz, secretary; Mrs. Robert Ward, treasurer; Mis3 Mathilde Soen niehseii. Miss Dora ' Fricke, Mrs. M. B. Allen, Mrs. G. 1L Ciiniuie of Mur ray, and Mrs. Edward C. Ripple, exe cutive commit tee. The attendance v, as quite large de spite the unfavorable weather condi tions and the members of th3 unit enrolled at the commencement of the organization was thirty-five. Th-? mothers, wives ami tisttrs of the members of the American Legion and of the men who wer Killed or died in the service of tht:r country are eligible and a much larger number is expected to be enrolled in the fu ture as a nmnber of the ladies were unable to be in at I e i. dance at the i opning meeting, ut those present displayed the greu'esi f interest in the proceedings ana t:iat the unit will be a success is without saving. NATIONAL GUARDS MEN'S PAY STATED Privates to Eraw Munificent Su.u of S56.25 Per Year, Inclusive of Annual Drill Period. ?rom Friday' Dally, A machine gun company of the First Nebraska National guard wi i be organized in Omaha in addition to the four infantry companies and regimental medical unit, Amos Thomas, chairman f the guard's organization committee. has an nounced. The six units will comprise the lirt battalion of th; guard and will rse the Auditorium r.3 its he.ulquar (.ers. , Federal pay annually for t he guardsmen was announced a few days ago as follows: First sergeants. $149.50; sergeants. $101.r0; cor porals, $7T.7T. ; chanics, $7r.75; cooks. ?H1.:0; me first class privates. $G7.50; privates. 25; buglers. $50.25. All equipment and uniforms will be furnished free, whbii will include a complete outfit of machine guns ami ot'.ur equipment for the mach ine gun company. SGHMARDER OUT CLASSES Mim ifliiiiin bv Aubrey Duxburr, commander leading out cf town into the coun Local Wrestler Victor in 2 Straight ; tr- The own of Giiiete was filled Falls at Parmele None Wil- Iwith th? homesteaders who were try- line to Tackle Bear. I From Thursday's Daily. Last evening the Parmele theatre wrest-'the was well filled to witness the ling match staged between Frank j made the first attempt to travel over Schmarder of this city and Kay Zim- ' the snow bound roads that Miss Good mer. of Aberdeen. South Dakota, and i ing and a lady school teacher resid- in which the local wrestler proved his ability at pinning the Dakota man for two straight falls. Zimmer was advertised as the ex middleweight champion of the world, but failed to demonstrate champion ship form against the aggressive work of Schmarder. The first fall required forty minutes when Schmar der with scissors and half nelson dumped the visiting champion. The second fall was in fifteen minutes, with a head scissors and a single Avrist lock that forced Zimmer to the mat. The big bear, John Brown, which was brought here by his owner. Bud White, entertained the crowd during the evening with a lively bout with his trainer, a husky Italian wrestler, who has accompanied White and the bear on .their tour of the country. The antics of the bear in the wrest ling game, proved a pleasing diver sion of the evening. . No one appear ed to claim the $10 that had been offered for anyone to stay ten min utes with the bear as the size of the animal scared away the prospective wrestlers. Lee J. Mayfield and wife or the Courier, drove down yesterday after noon from Louisville and spent a few hours attending to some matters of business. Bead the Journal. THE POLITICAL SITUATION OF PAST FEW DAYS JOHNSON WINNER IN CALIFOR NIA BY EIG MAJORITY IS E EATEN IN INDIANA. COX IS DEMOCRATIC FAVORITE In Kentucky, Receiving 22 Instruct ed Eelegates cf State's 26 Hocver is Satisfied. Fr'ir. Thursday'. Iai;y. On returns from two-thirds of the prt cincts i;i the state. It is esti mated that Johnson's majority over Hoover in California will be about 175.000. Indications from nearly two-thirds of Indiana show a final plurality for Wood over Johnson of from 8.000 to 10.000. Lowden ran a poor third in the Indiana race, and Harding came in for fourth place. Twenty of Kentucky's 2C dele gates in the democratic national con vention go instructed to vote for Governor Cox of Ohio, "so long as his name shall remain before the convention. These include the four delegates at large (consisting of eight ( delegates, each with a half vote) , and sixteen district delegates, in structed by their respective districts. I Herbert Hoover has issued a state ment following the determination of jthe result in California, in which lie expresses surprise that "under the I circumstances so large a vote should , have been east in California for the ! delegates favoring my nomination." . 1 lie nidi, l.ilvl v limn iuwh . 1 'the p.irtr protected againsv Senator j Johnson's stand on the treaty by vet- j , ing for him seems highly pleasing to' Mr. Hoover, and must serve to miti , ate somewhat the sting of defeat at least that's the impression given bv the ex-food administrator. HAS UNPLEASANT EXPERIENCE From Fridays Daily j Miss Stella Gooding of this city. I who recently returned to the west ; where she will spend the summer on her homestead near Gillette. Wyom I ing. had a very trying experience in I reaching the homestead. At the "me sne reacneu uineiee. mere nau heen vt"ry heav-v sno's and which , . had completely blocked up tne roaas in to reach tneir cla,ms aml " was i , , : , ..... . ove-r a weeje oeiore jiim uuuuiiir u able to get started for her home which is situated some forty miles from Gillette. It was only through kindness of a mail carrier who ing near the homestead of Miss Good ing, were able to reach their destin ation and the drive was one they will not long forget. DEATH OF MRS. WILLIAM NIXON Passes Away at Home of Daughter, Mrs. Hetiry Specht After Illness of Several Months. From Thursdays Dailj Last evening Mrs. William Nixon j passed away at the hom of her daughter Mrs. Henry Specht on rorth Eighth street following an illness of several months duration and during which time she has been a sufferer from cancer of the stomach. Mrs. Nixon at the time of her deata was aged 53 years, 11 months and twentysix days and has for different periods made this city her home for a number of years, but for the last few years Mrs. Nixon has resided with her daughter at her home. Dur ing her illness she has been tended with loving care but the nature of her sickness gave but little hope of her recovery and she has gradually grown worse until death came to her relief. The funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home and the interment had at the Oak Hill cemetery. In their loss the family will re ceive the tleepest sympathy of the community and the friends who were privileged to know this estimable lady in her life time. Ida Mills was born in Marshall town. Iowa. May 11th. 1S0C. and j spent her early girlhood in that stat?. At the age of nineteen she was unit ed in marriage to William Nixon at Oallatin. Mo. To this union three children were born: Anna May Tin ker of Avoca, Mary Allen, dying in infancy and Ella Frances Specht of this city. She leaves also the hus band and five grand children to mourn her death, all of whom were i I present when she passed away. Mrs. Nixon united with the Baptist church I at the age of twelve years and re J mained a member ever after and her Christian life and training leaves a splendid heritage to the family who are to mourn her death. DEGREE OF HONOR . HOLDS MEETING Social Gathering of the Ladies Quite Largely Attended and a Delight ful Time Enjoyed by Everyone From Friday's Dally. Last evening the ladies of the De gree of Honor held their regular combined business and social meeting and one which was quite largely at tended by the members of the order. The business of the society occu pied the opening portion of the ses sion and at its conclusion the mem bers proceeded to enjoy the evening in a very pleasant informal manner with conversation and visiting as well as participating In a very dainty luncheon which the ladies had pre pared for the occasion and which served to complete a most tlelightful evening. LEAVES EMPLOY OF BUR LINGTON TOGO TO ST. LOUIS From Thursday's Vlf. The many friends of Wayne Mur phy, former Plattsmouth boy, and who for the past two years has been with the Burlington offices in Oma ha, will be surprised to learn that he has severed his connection with the railroad company and has accepted i a position in St. Louis with one of the large corporations of that city, j During his time with the Bur lington, Mr. Murphy was employed as a traveling accountant and was one of the expert accountants of the company. The old friends here will wish him the greatest of success in his new location and trust that he may have only the best of luck in the new home. NEW STATE REFORMATORY FOR WOMEN AT YORK From Thursday's Dally. ' Clerk of the District Court James M. Robertson has received notice from, the state board of control that the new reformatory for delinquent women at York has been opened and jQm ' " ' t 'member' fedekal,heseiiv . Wisdom! Caution! Protection! Wisdom recommends caution. Caution necessi tates protection and protection for your valuable papers, deeds, wills, contracts, maps, policies, etc. suggests a safe deposit box at this bank. The cost is small the protection sure. Easily accessible and particularly convenient at the First National Bank. The First National Bank, Plattsmouth, Nebraska "The Bank Where You Feel at Home" SENTIMENT IS GROWING FOR A FREE BRIDGE REGISTERED OPINION OF PEOPLE OF EASTERN NEBRASKA IN FAVOR OF FREE BRIDGE HOPE FOR SUCCESS IN MATTER From Richardson County to Omaha Sentiment is in Favor of Making Request for State Aid Bridge From Frioay's Dally. Just what the people of the east ern counties of the state think in g..."1 to the i : .-position of a me (;;':; over th Platte river at t.i.s point is showi by the number of a. . orable requests that have been pre sented to the board of county com missioners in regard to the proposi tion. In Cass county over 4 00 people have signified their desire for the free bridge and 14 Z froi Nemaha county and 0" from Falls City have lined up for the bridge proposition. At Nebraska City a petition for Otoe county has a large number of M'gna tures that will probably exceed t hi t of Cass county before it is presented to the county commissioners for con sideration. Against the suggestion of a fr.-e bridge only a petition of eighty-six names from the extreme western por tion of the county has been present ed and in many cases these were not against a free bridge but rather fav ored the securing of both the Platts mouth and Louisville bridges. The fact that the people of this ?ectiou of the state have been contri buting to the funds that have placed free bridges over the streams in other parts of the state and have derived no benefit themselves, owing to their not taking advantage of the oppor tunity, has led many to believe that this condition should change anil that the state be requested to assist in getting a free bridge over the Platte here on the main traveled north and south route from Kansas City to Omaha and which would be a boon to the residents of not only Cass county, but Otoe, Nemaha, Richardson and Johnson and Pawnee as well. The citizens who have been agitat ing the matter feel much encouraged over the showing made and hope that success will soon crown their efforts. is now ready for occupancy for cases that demand the care 6f the state. The home is provided for by house roll No. 407 and females of fifteen years of age or upward are to be sent there for" misdemeanors which they may be convicted of. The state board has requested that application be made in advance before persons are sentenced to that institution as the capacity of the Institution la limited.