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vol. xxx vn.
NO. 99
From Friday's Daily.
A matter that is of vital import
ance to the residence of the first
school district in which Plattsmouth
is located is now being carried on
and this is the taking of the annual
school census of the district. The
enumerators are now going over the
district securing the list of all per
sons of school age which the laws of
Nebraska designate as from .1 to 21
years of age. How important this
matter is can be realized when it is
understood that on the basis of the
census returns the state superintend
ent's office bases the apportionment
fwr the year and the amount of funds
to be given by th state to aid in the
work of the first district depend
entirely upon the result of these re
turns. A great many of the residents of
the district labor under the delusion
that if a name is listed to the enum
erators it means some additional tax
or payment on the part ow the par
ent, but this is far from tie case
and in fact every time a ninie i?
withheld from the census taker, the
school district is out just ?1.30
which the state allows per capita
for the support of the school. In
stead of getting away with anything
by withholding names from the cen
sus taker the person doing so is just
putting an additional .burden . upon
themselves and every other taxpayer
in thaf theyhave to make up the
sum that would otherwise be given
by the state.
Certainly this is a matter that
should have the closest attenion of
he taxpayers of the district and an
earnest effort male to see that every
person of the legal school age is
listed and accounted for. In many
ca-s the young people may be absent
from the city temporarily but this
does not interfere with the giving of
their names if this school district is
their boni fide residence.
Miss Mary Hetherington and Mr. Ed
ward L. Creamer Are United in
the Ties of Wedlock.
From Thumda v's Dally.
This morning at 5:30 at the res
idence of Rev. Father M. A. Shine
occurred the marriage of two of the
popnlar young people of the city.
Miss Mary Hetherington and Mr. Ed
ward L. Creamer. The wedding was
very simple, the ceremony being wit
nessed by Miss Rose Mae Creamer.
Fister of the groom and Mr. Aubrey
usbury. The marriage lines were
read by Father Shine and at the
conclusion of the ceremony the young
People departed for the western part
of the state by auto where they will
enjoy a short honeymoon. Mr. and
Mrs. Creamer will be at hcue to
their friends in this city after the
IS th of June.
Doth Mr. and Mrs. Creamer are
among the most popular of the young
people of the city and loved and es
teemed by a large circle of warm
friends who have known them since
childhood days. The bride is the
youngest daughter of Mrs. R. M.
Hetherington and the groom is a son
if Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Creamer.
The groom has since his return from
the service of his country, been en
raged in his trade as auto mechanic
in this city and is a young man of
sterling worth and splendid char
acter. The many friends in the commun
, it y will join in wishing Mr. and Mrs.
Creamer the best of happiness in the
years that lie before them, a future
filled with the joy that they so well
From Thursday's Dally.'
Yesterday afternoon the King's
Heralds class of the Methodist
church, in charge of their teacher,
Mrs. George B. Mann, enjoyed a fine
picnic party in the cool shade of the
Missouri river bluffs, near the ferry
landing. The young folks spent the
afternoon in games of all kinds and
in viewing the sights of the tow boat
that is being stationed here for re
pairs and the enjoyment of the after
noon's outing brought with it a L.eou
appreciation of the many good things
to eat that had been brought by the
members of the party and it was late
in the afternoon when the pieknick-
ers wended their way homeward,
feeling very appreciative of the fine
time they had enjoyed.
Col. M. A. Bates, Veteran Newspaper
Man, Enjoys Observance of
His Birthday.
From Thursday's Dally.
Yesterday was the f eveuty-eighth
anniversary of Col. M. A. Bates, the
veteran editor of the Journal, and
the occasion found the Colonel feel
ing in tine thape and much improved
over the anniversary of last year,
when he was confined to his home
by sickness. Cel. Bates was born at
London. Ohio, June 2, 1842, and has
since reaching his youth led a very
active public life, first a a soldier
in the war of the rebellion as a mem
ber of the Union forces recruited In
Ohio and later as a publisher and
editor and the fullness of the years
of his life has been devoted to the
newspaper business and over fifty
papers in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana
and Nebraska have known the keen
force of his ability and experience
in the editorial line. I lie many
friends of the veteran editor are
pleased to learn that he is now feel
ing so much better and are hoping
tliaflie "may be able to 61serve many"
more anniversaries in the future.
From Tlmrsday's Daily.
Rev. J. H. Steger, who for a num
ber of years has served as pastor of
the St. Paul's Evangelical church of
this city, has terminated his services
with the church as the result of a
long period of illness. Rev. Steger
has for almost a year been in very
poor health and a greater part of
the time has been unable to handle
the work of the church and it was
thought best by his family and
friends that he enjoy a long rest in
the hopes of restoring his health.
The church synod will have Rev.
Steger go to Kansas, where he will
remain until his heatlh is improved.
So far there has been no one se
lected to fill the church in this city.
Miss Julia Kerr of This City and Mr.
Miles Reazer of Glenwood, Wed
ed at Home of Bride's Mother
From Thursday's Dally.
Garden flowers and ferns very
prettily arranged, formed an attrac
tive setting for the marriage
evening of Miss Julia Kerr, daugh
ter of Mrs. Sarah E. Kerr and Mr.
Miles Reazer of Glenwood, Iowa.
The ceremony took place at the home
of the brids's mother on West Pearl
street at 6:30, in the presence of
relatives and a few close friends.
The marriage lines were read by
Rev. E. H. Pontius, the beautiful and
impressive ring .service being used.
Following the ceremony ;ces and
cakes were served.
Mr. and S'rs. Reazer have gone to
Norfolk, where they wi.'i visit a sis
ter of Mr. Reazer.
They will be at home at Glenwood,
Iowa, upon their return. Araons the
relatives from out of the city were:
Mrs. R. E. Andrews and daughter
Mina, of Omaha.
The bride has been one of the effi
cient and well liked members of the
teaching force of Cass county for a
number of years and has just com
pleted her work for the term In the
city schools, and it is with regret
that the patrons of the school part
with her but join the friends in well
wishes for the future. The groom
is a popular young business man of
j Glenwood and is held in high es
teem by a very large circle of friends.
Gives to Public Reasons fcr Ho-ding
of Examinations for Various Po
sitions From Time to Time
From Friday's Dally.
Comment indictaing wonder has
been made in the press and elsewhere
from time to rime that the Un.'ted
States Civil Service Commission i.
still seeking applicants for examina
tions, notwtihstand ing the fact t!.at
the war is over the government
force is decreasii g. The Commis
sion wishes to make clear its posi
tion in this matter.
On April 1, J91.7, about 500.000
persons were employed iu the fed
eral executive civil service. On No
vember 11, 191S, the date of the
signing of the armistice, at the
height of the war expansion, this
force had Increased to about S50.000.
It has now been reduced to about
S50.000, and further reductions are
steadily being made.
Although the government force is
constantly diminishing, the commis
sion must still seek applicants for
some positions. The natural "turn
over" in a force so large requires
ome appointments to fill vacancies.
even though the total force is re
ducing. Fully three-fourths of all
apptintments are now made from
re-employment registers", which
are made up of the names of em
ployees dismissed because of reduc
tion of force.
There are two conditions which
necessitate some new appointments
and. therefore, some announcements
of examinations. One of these is
that there are a number of technical
positions to be filled from time to
time for which re-employment regis
ters -d' not provide eligiUIss B
cause some officers are dismissing
clerks, that fact does not help the
commission in its effort to fill a posi
i tion of civil engineer, for example.
The other reason is that the salaries
now offered by the government in
the clerical grades are in many cases
unattractive and dismissed employees
decline to accept them and return to
their homes. This leaves the re-employment
registers not equal to the
calls of the departments.
Pending Appeal Before Circuit Court
Necessitating One More Exten
sion in Long Reprieve Chain
From Friday's Dally.
Governor McKelvie Thursday
morning issued the twentieth re
prieve in the Cole-Grammer ceve.
The Howard county murderers who
were scheduled for the electric chair
on Friday, June 4. are given a stay
until July 9. This executive action
is necessary iu view of the fact that
while the Grammer appeal was ar
gued before the United States circuit
court of appeals last week, the court
has not rendered an opinion. Al
though state officials have no way of
knowing when the decision will be
given, it is assumed that it will be
early this month.
This is the ninth reprieve for
Grammer and the eleventh for Cole.
While preparations for the double
electrocution were made on several
occasions, none were made at this
time. Warden Fenton had been ad
vised of this probable action. No
attempt was made to have the offi
cial executioner on the ground.
Allen Vincent Grammer and Alson
B. Cole were sentenced to death in
Howard county in March 191 S for
the murder of Mrs. Lulu Vogt, Grara
mer's mother-in-law. The date of
execution was set for July 12, 1918.
The first reprieve was to July 11,
1919. This was to Cole. Other re
prieves to Col ew ere ott-heETAO
prieves to Cole were to the follow
ing dates: September 19, J919; Jan
uary 9, 1920; January 16, 1920;
February 3, 1920; February 6,
1920; February 7, 1920; February
20, 1920; March 19, 1920 and to
June 4.
Reprieves first issued on behalf of
Cole for the reason that in the early
stages, the legal fight, was on behalf
of Grammer. The first reprieve on
behalf of Grammer was issued to
January 9 of this year. This fol
lowed the first attempt on the part of
attorneys to intercede for Cole. Sub
sequent reprieves ar Grammer were
issued to these d.;&?; January 10.
1920; January 20 1920; February
a. February 7, February 20, March
19, June 4.
From Thursday'5 Druly.
This morning S K-Viff C. D. Quinton
departed for Lincofri where he goes
with Percy Love, the young negro
convicted a few dy ago of petty
larceny and who Las drawn a sen
tence of from one to seven years in
the state penitentiary at Lincoln.
District Gtaherinsof the Epworth
League in This Citv on June
1C, 16 and 17.
From Thursday's Dsi!y.
The committee ct the Plattsmouth
chapter of the Epwcrth League is
very busy making the last arrange
ments for the holding of the conven
tion of the Tecuruseh district Ep
worth League. and. nothing that can
add to the pleasure of the occasion
will be omitted. "The convention
will open on Tuesday evening, June
10th at the auditorium of the First
Methodist church and will continue
on to Thursday evening, the 17th.
The convention will have some of
the ablest speakers in the church
work in the west including Harry A.
Rest of New York and Dr. W. E. J.
Gratz of Lincoln, who- was heard here
at the graduation fxercises, as well
as an international. Y.'- JL C. A.
worker who will irak. on some of
tfce p3vbiiia vf-T.auog people's
Rustling Committee is Appointed to
Handle Matter and See That It
is a Success in Every Way
From Thursday's ri.-
The directors of the commercial
club met yesterday afternoon at the
Hotel Wagner for luncheon and at
their meeting took up the matter of
the forthcoming Chautauqua that is
to be held in this city on the week
commencing July 9th. The com
mittee seelcted for Chautauqua con
sists of W. A. Robertson, E. H. Wes
cott. II. A. Schneider, Jess F. Warga,
and a more energetic ore live ommit
tee would be hard to find. This com
mittee will have full charge of the
local end of the arrangements but
the Mutual company that is putting
in the attractions will see that all
equipment and material is placed in
the city on the date of the big open
ing. The prospects are for one of
the most, if not the most successful
entertainment of its kind ever held
in the city.
The commercial club is also to take
up the matter of additional train
service to this city and among these
matters is the securing of a stop for
No. 5 at this place. If possible an
additional train from Omaha for the
early evening will be secured but this
will be a matter that will require
some time to gain the attention of
the railroads on.
From Friday's Iiatly.
The announcement has been le
ceived in this city by friends cf the
death at his home in Council 531'ifp3,
Iowa, of Henry Ames, for a number
of years a resident of this city. Mr.
Ames has not been in the best of
health following an accident a year
ago and in which he was severely
injured and has since that time ben
In failing health and his condition
grew worse until his death
days ago. He leaves to mourn his
death the widow and several daugh
ters and on son, Robert Anes. The
funeral services were held in Council
Piuffs and t'i'J body laid to rest there.
The family will have the deepest
sympathy of the friends here in the
sorrow that has come upon them.
W. T. Richardson of Mynard
writes insurance for the Farmers
Mutual of Lincoln. Phone 2411.
Episcopal Ladies Are Entertained at
Handsome Home of Mrs. F. L.
from Friday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon the ladies of
the Woman's Auxiliary of the St.
Lukes Episcopal church were most
delightfully entertained at the hand
some home of Mrs. Frank L. Cum
mins on Pearl street, Mrs. Cummins
and Mrs. R. F. Peterson btir.g the
hostesses of the occasion.
The program was one of the most
interesting that the society has held
for some time and consisted of a mis
sionary program, covering in a very
thorough manner the mission activi
ties of the church. The program
was so arranged a to explain each
function of the many branches of the
minion work and the duties of the
ministers and officers of the church
who had charge of this portion of
the work. The program included
papers by Mrs. J. T. Begley. Mrs.
Percy Field. Mrs. T. H. Rates. Mrs.
F. L. Cummins. Mrs. R. W. Clement,
Mrs. W. S. Ltete. Mrs. L. II. Cushman
and Mrs. J. S. Livingston.
The report cf the church council
in Omaha last week was given by
Mrs. J. S. Livingston and proved
very interesting to the members of
the church. Three of the young peo
ple of the Junior Service league,
Ursula Herold. Helen Clement and
Charlotte Field, gave a report of the
work of their organization.
The meeting was one that was
well attended and a most successful
one in the development of the mis
sion work.
From Friday's Dally.. v
The Loyal Workers of the Chrfs
tion church met on Wednesday even
ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Wiles on Locust street and
the occasion proved one cf much
pleasure. Mrs. Wiles was assisted
in entertaining by Mrs. Z. Niel. Mrs.
John Sheldon and Mrs. George Deck
er. The event was observed with
musical selections, games and con
tests and at which all enjoyed a good
time until a suitable hour when
daintv and delicious refreshments
were served that added much to the
general enjoyment of the event.
Young Ladies Hold Ceremonial Meeting-
at Home of Their Guardian
Mrs. F. R. Gobleman
from Friday's Dally.
The members of WahWah-Tassee
campfire held one of their ceremonial
meetings yesterday afternoon at the
home of their guardian, Mrs. F. R.
Gobleman and which was quite large
ly attended by the members. The
home had been very prettily ar
ranged with the flowers of the early
summer which added a touch of
natural beauty to the setting of the
impressive and interesting ceremon
ies that were held. The rank of
fiermaker was conferred on three of
the members of the campfire who
have performed long and faithful
service to the organization and Miss
es Marguerite Wiles, Verla Becker
and Fay Chase were elevated to this
position of honor by the impressive
ceremony. The 5-oung ladies had in
vited their mothers for the occasion
and 'who witnessed the services that
were filled with mystical meaning
to those who had become full fledged
members of the campfire. Miss
Chase gave an account of the activi
ties of the since their last
ceremonial in the fall and the many
excellent things which had been ac
companied by the members. Miss
Theodosia Kroehler was elected to
membership in the campfire and con
ducted through the ceremonial of
initiation. Refreshments were served
at the meeting.
Following the meeting the mem
bers adjourned to the beautiful spot
near the ferry landing where a picnic
party was' enjoyed for, a few hours
and which served as the culmination
of a most pleasing afternoon.
"King of Greece has a secret
wife?" Sounds extremely likely, es
pecially since the secret is out.
From Thursday's Dally.
The members of Platte Lodge No.
7, I. O. O. F., of this city enjoyed a
fine meeting on Tuesday evening and
three new candidates were given
work in the order by the drill team
which put on the work in fine shape
and the occ slon was one of the
greatest of enjoyment to all who
were present. The lodge here is
now enjoying a very pleasing and
healthy growth.
Gathering at Picnic Grounds Near
Ferry and Have One of Most Pleas
ant Outings of the Season
From Friday' Dally.
Last evening the members of th?
B. of R. C. held a very pleasant pic
nic party near the ferry and in the
shade of the protecting bluffs of the
river bank spent several hour
delightfully. There were thirty of
the members of the party present
and they spent the time in games
of all kinds and at which much pl-a
sure was derived by the members of
the party. The sports included a
foot race and in which Miss Belle
Speck proved the most successful
and was awarded the prize of, ihe
afternoon. The members or the
party also enjoyed a musical program
to which several of the party contri
buted and which proved highly en
tertaining. The tow boat which is
tied up near the ferry landing was
inspected by the clerks and the ves
sel admired very much by th; jolly
members of the pencil pushers. As
the chief feature of the event a fine
and thoroughly delectable lunch
was served by the members of the
party to which all did ample jus
tice. -- -...'.'...-- ... . A
Presbyterian Ladies Entertained
Yesterday Afternoon at the
Church Parlors.
Fr'uii Thursday's Dally.
The Presbyterian ladies aid sociei
was very pleasantly entertained yes
terday afternoon at the church par
lors by Mesdames W. E. Rosencran..
John Tritsch and C. A. Rosencrans
and a very large attendance of the
ladies were present to enjoy the oc
casion. The parlors had been very
prettily arranged with the beautiful
flowers of the season whose brigh
blooms added a touch of color r.d
cheerfulness to the occasion and
made the scene one of much beauty.
The hostesses served very dainty and
delicious refreshments which served
to ad to the enjoyment of the ver
pleasurable occasion.
Rev. S. W. Longacre of Elmwood
secured a marriage license this
morning in the office of Judge Bee
son for Byron Lane and Miss Vere
Schram, both of Lewiston, Neb., and
will be married in Elmwood on next
The First National Bank
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
"The Bank Where You Feel at Home"
Postmaster D. C. Morgan in Compli
ance With Regulations of Postal
Department Visits Rural Routes
From Friday's Dally.
The postal department of the gov
ernment has made a regulation that
the postmaster of the town or city
out of which rural mail route are
sent, shall once a year make an in
spection of the routes and note its
condition as it may effect the deliv
ery of mail to the patrons. Post
master I). C. Morgan in accordance
with this ruling yesterday made a
tour over route No. 1 for th" pur
pose of looking over the route and
found several small matters that
would tend to make the work :f de
livering mail more different. The
chief need fund along the route was
that of mail boxes us in a num'ior of
places the boxes were so situated t:'at
it was necessary for the carrlrV to
get out of his wagon and which
caused considerable delay. The box
es have been placed too low r have
been nglected so that their supports
have rotted away or damasred e
that to place the mail in the bo:: ihe
carrier has a delay that is detri
mental to the route. These matter
should be looked after in order that
the route can be ;-ept up in first tlas
From Thursday's Daily.
Yesterday Henry H. Cale and wife
of Detroit, accompanied by Mrs.
Margaret Mitchell of Omaha, a sister
of Mr. Gale, were in the city eujoy-
ng a few hours in looking over the
once familiar scenes as Mr. Gale and
r;3'rMttPTneM were-rr;;tTJittTs of thin
city some thirty-five years ago.
While here Mr. Gale was in the em
ploye of the Burlington in the shops
n this city and was very much sur
prised to see the many chances that
have occurred in the city. At the
ime he resided here the river was
flowing along near the Burlington
station and boats were tied up near
he passenger station that was then
located east and south of the present
depot and Mr. Gale stated was a
large wooden structure and which
was destroyed by fire in 1S&4. Mrs.
Mitchell, while a resident here, was
Mrs. J. M. Knott and her husband
was in charge of the work of making
the large cut for the Burlington in
the bluffs leading to the bridge. Mr.
Knott was later killed in an accident
near Oreapolis. Mr. and Mis. Gale
are soon to return to their home in
the east.
From Friday's Dally.
Will Partridge and Will Bates loft
Wednesday afternoon by auto for
Imperial. Chase county. Mr. Bales
went to look after his farm interests
out there while Mr. Partrdige went
out to do a lot of dynamite shooting
to drain the lagoons in that section
and he has a large Job for the cm
missiners of Chase county to drain
the lagoons in the public highways.
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