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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1920.
VERY PRETTY WED
DING ON SATURDAY
Miss Mary Martens of This City and
Mr. Harry A. Clinc, of Omaha
Marrkd at Bride's Home
From Monday's Da it v.
A very pimple ami 'pretty home
weeding occurred in this city Satur
day afternoon at r,:'M) at the home
of .Mrs. Augusta Martens, when her
daughter, Miss Mary. a.- united in
marriage t Mr. Harry A. Cline, of
Omaha. The wedding was very
quiet, only the immediate relatives
of the bride and a few close personal
friends being in attendance t the
Throughout the rooms the color
Fcheme of while and green was car
ried out in the beautiful decorations
of the flowers while in the dining
room the color scheme was in pink.
The bride made a very charming
picture in a becoming gown of navy
blue tricolette and wearing a cor
sage boquet of sweetheart ros-s. The
bridal couple were unattended and
the marriage lines were read by Dr.
Baltzer of the Kountz Memorial
church of Omaha, and a close friend
of the bridal couple.
Following the wedding ceremony
dainty refreshments were served i:i
the dining room which was arrang
ed in a color scheme of pink which
was also' carried out in the refresh
ments. Mrs. C. Wescott. Mrs. (
(I. l'ricke and Mrs. H. II. 'Tartsch.
of Sioux City, assisted in the dining
Mr. and Mrs. ( line departed for
a short honeymoon trip to Kansas
City and on their return will be at
home to their friends in Omaha af
ter August 1st.
The guests from out of the city
were Mr. and Mesdame. Mallotz.
Clinton Miller, Harry Burnett, Mrs.
Weitzell, Mrs. "August Kohler, Miss
Lucy Franzen. N'ioina Piestrup and
Mr. Hiram Miller. all .of Omaha;
Herman Martens, brother of the
bride; Mr. and .Mrs. H. II. Tartsch.
of Sioux City and Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Morgan, of Hay Springs. Nebraska.
The bride is well known and very
popular in this city where she has
resided since girlhood and is a young
lady of more than the usual charm
of personality and of late years has
been engaged in service as a member
of the nursing force attached to the
Omaha hospitals and in that splen
did work has accomplished a great
service that has endeared "her to all
with whom she has come in touch.
The groom is in the employ of the
I'nion Tacific at Omaha and is a gen
tleman of high character who pos
sesses the respect and esteem of all
those with whom he has been asso
ciated. S. S. GIVES CHILD
REN'S DAY PROGRAM
Annual Event of Methodist Church
is Attended by a Very Large
Congregation to Enjoy It
From Monday's Daily.
Yesterday occured the annual
children's day exercises of the Meth
odist Sunday school and which drew
one of the largest audiences that
has been present at the church ser
vices this summer.
At the morning hour Itev. A. V
Hunter gave a short sermon pre
pared for the benefit of the little
folks and which was right to. .he
point in teaching the lessons of lifi
to the tots and the members of the
junior department of the Sunday
The forty members of the junior
choir occupied the platform and gav3
a very pleasing musical program as
their part of the service.
The program given by the pupils
of the Sunday school was quite ex
tensive and prepared under the guid
ance of Mrs. It. B. Hayes, Mrs. E. II.
Wescott and Mrs. Don C. York, as
sisted by the teachers of the primary
and junior department. ,
The program given consisted of
songs. recitations and readings
which displayed the great progress
of the pupils in their line of church
education and covered the members
from the beginners class to the more
advanced young people of the junior
The entertairfment reflected the
greatest credit upon the young peo
ple and despite the intense heat a
large number were present to en-
joy the program ajid the excellent
manner in which the general details
were handled by D. C. York, super
intendent of the Sunday school added
greatly to the success o the occasion.
GETS CAUGHT SFEEDING
From Monday's Dally.
Ye-terday afternoon Chief of Po
lice M. E. Manspeaker placed Koy
Fritsel under arrest charged with
traveling along the highways of the
city at a rate of speed greater than
is permitted by the ordinances of
the city. The speeding occurred on
Washington avenue, a favorite spot
for joy riding. The owner of the
car was assessed a fine of $10 and
costs, amounting to $13, which was
turned over to Judge M. Archer and
will be placed to the credit of the
city strong box.
AGED LADY IS BUR
IED LAST WEEK
Grandma Current Was Laid to Rest
in Cemetery at Elmwood
From Monday's Datlv.
On Tuesday morning occurred the
funeral services of Mrs. Caroline
Current, who died at Minitare. Neb.,
where she had been making her home
with a son. Mrs. Current was wel'
known by many of the earlier resi
dents of this place having lived here
a number of years. The services were
conducted by Rev. Longacre and bur
ial was made in the Elmwood ceme
tery beside her husband who died a
number of years ago.
The following is the obituary:
Caroline Colburn was born at Flat
Kock. Indiana, on Novembe rl4.
1831, and died at Hastings, Neb.,
on June 4, -1920. aged 88 years. 6
months and 20 days. Her father.
John R. Colburn was a Methodist
minister and her mother a was wo
man well fitted to preside over his
home. So from earliest childhood
Caroline was trained in a Christian
At the age of ten years she remov
ed with her father's family to Savan
nah. Mo., in Andrew county. Here
she grew to womanhood amid the
surroundings of a new country. Her
father was a scholarly man above the
average of his time and although
educational advantages were few he
taught his children himself and laid
the foundation for the acquirement
of much valuable information.
When she was about twelve years
old Caroline united with the church
of which her father was paster and
remained through her long life a
faithful Christian worker.
On May Sth, 1S50 she was united
in marriage to James Alfred Current.
With him she lived an affectionate
companion for over forty-seven years.
He died in 1897. To them were
born nine children all of whom are
lixing except one who died in infancy
and one daughter who died in 1912.
She was a faithful wife, a good
mother and a true friend.
Mrs. Current had twenty grand
children, ten boys and ten girls, and
twenty-four great grandchildren,
nine boys and fifteen girls.
Those from out of town attending
the funeral were Mrs. D. J. Roberts,
Miss Marian Roberts and Mr. and
Mrs. Will Lota of Kenesaw, and Mr.
W. P. Current of Omaha.
TRAIN STOPS OFTEN
From Monday's Dally.
Burlington train No. 5 from Chi
cago passing through this city at
8 o'clock a. m., stops here on a nav
erage of five out of seven mornings,
but it is the uncertainty of the mat
ters that prevents anyone having
business to transact in the metropo
lis from waiting for it and taking a
chance on it's stopping.
The train has no scheduled stop
here, but lets down passengers from
points east of Pacific Junction and
'so important is Plattsmouth among
the traveling public that nearly ev
!ery morning one or more step off of
No. 5 here.
' The commercial club plans to get
the railroad authorities to include
! Plattsmouth among the scheduled
stops of this deluxe train from the
east and in view of the large number
of mornings it is compelled to stop
( to let off passengers, it should prove
an easy undertaking.
Read the Journal want-ads.
III n p MCMDCDC
1 l Ul luLlYlULllU
The Birthdays of Mrs. W. L. Street
and Mrs. Frances Purdy Celebrat
ed in a Very Pleasant Manner
From Monday's Dally.
The ladies of the Woman's Relief
Corps on SulmJay M'.ernoon enjoy1. d
a must delightful meeting at the
home of Mrs. Val Burkle on lower
Main street. The ladies had planned
to hold the meeting at the court
house but Mrs. Burkle very hospi
tably tendered the use of her home
to the ladies and here the members
of the party joined in a joint cele
bration of the birthdays of two of
their members, Mrs. Frances Purdy
and Mrs. W. L. Street.
The members of the party came
with a host of beautiful flowers that
transformed the rooms of the Burkle
home into a bower of floral beauty
and added a pleasing touch to the
scene of enjoyment. As a token of
the high esteem in which the ladies
are held by their -associates the
guests of honor were presented with
a beautiful silk American flag as
has been the custom of this patriotic
order in remembering the anniver
saries of the membership and ft is
needless to say that the gift was one
that was thoroughly appreciated by
the recepients. At a suitable hour
after the enjoyment of visiting, the
members of the party were treated
to daintv and delicious refreshment.-.
HAS BEAUTIFUL PIECE ,
OF PERIOD DESIGNING
Emil J. Weyrich Completes a Phono
graph That is Perfect Piece of De
signing of Italian. Renaissance
From Tuesday's Dally.
For over the past year Emil J.
Weyrich the druggist, has been en
gaged in working on a phonograph
cabinet that he. had conceived in his
mind that would equal both in de
sign and workmanship the very ex
pensive models-that are en the mar
ket today. The finished result of his
work is on the floor of the store to
day and those who have had the
pleasure of. looking over the piece of
work have been loud in their praises
of the splendid results secured.
In seeking a type of period fur
niture Mr. Weyrich decided on that
of the Italian renaissance as being
the most perfect of the artistic de
velopment that was brought about
in the changing conditions in Eu
rope in the fifteenth century and
which brought to the front the won
derful artistic and beautiful types
that replaced the previous heavy
and ponderous gothic styles.
It was sixteen months ago that
the idea of the construction of this
case was first born and Mr. Weyrich
at orice prepared to carry out his in
spiration but to this work he was on
ly able to devote a very small por
tion of his odd time. To secure the
material was one of the big prob
lems of the workman and Mr. Wey
rich has been constantly on the
search for the best qualities of wal
nut timber that might be used in
this case that was to enclose the me
chanical soul of the phonograph.
Where evar any amount of this-old
and seasoned -walnut could be found
Mr. Weyrich w-as prompt in securing
it and has as a result a perfeetly
matched and designed case. The
panelings of this beautiful instru
ment are of the rarest mahogany
and ths carvings and designing ar
tistic in the extreme and perfect
types of the designs that were origi
nated by the Italian artists in the
renaissance. This period in tiie field
of architecture is one that has left
its impression upon the European
world and its influence has given, to
i the world the exquisite creations in
the light delicate types that replaced
the previous heavier types and even
in .the designs of the Elizabetfcian
and the early Stuart period in Eng
land this lighter type has left its
, impress. The Italian type has been
j the greatest in demand among col
j lectors and commands the highest
Every piece of work in the cabin
et with the exception of the labra
tory model of the New Edison has
been carried out by Mr. Weyrich and
the result is one that the owner can
well feel proud, of. v
SHIPS CATTLE WEST
Fro.Ti Monday's Dally.
This afternoon Oturge W. Snyder,
one of the largest stock raisers in
this part of the staie, shipped 250
head or cattle irom r.is t::rm to the'
farm in Chafe cor.ity. The cattle
were loaded at the ilurlington yard
In this city and con prisid seven car
loads when ready for shipment.
Bryan Snyder, who has charge of
the farm in Chare i,::iy. accom
panied the shipiU'-n .
OF SUNDAY'S GAME
Red Sox of This City Receive Shut
Out at Hands of the Fast Team
of Greenwcoa. 6 to 0
r roni Monday s Imllv
The lied Sox l.a.-e baJJ team of
this city journeyed out to Green
wood yesterday morning to take on
the .'jrinidahle base hall organizat.ua
of that city and on their arrival ll?y
found that the Greenwood team had
made preparations for a real game
as Meyers of the Western Leagi.o
was to do the tossing while Lyck
was the backstop for the team.
Greenwood has one of the best teams
in this portion of the state aside
from any battery they might secure
and the showing made by the Jocahi
was very 1 pleasing.
For the Red Pox dinners did the
slak work and pitched a clean and
fast game and held his opponents to
scattering hits, although in third in
ning through a time'y hit and sever
al fumbles the visitors registered
four of their scores at home.
William Patrick 0 Donnell proved
the spectacular stat of the game
when he grabbed ot'il two of the long
high flies of the Salt Creekers from
the .fence and ai&v;J in checking
The Red Sox several times had
runners on the bases but none were
in danger of getting over the plate.
For the Greenwood team Jardine
and Armstrong were the fielding
stars while Lyck was one of the
chief operatives with the big stick.
The score of 6 to 0 which was the
final result of the struggle was a
much better game than had been an
ticipated when the formable array of
base ball talent was looked over by
the Sax before starting in, and
shows that the Sox are capable of
playing mighty good ball when it is
DEATH OF MRS, 0, C,
DODGE AT UNION
Well Known Resident of Liberty Pre
cinct Passed Away on Saturday
at Her Home
From Monday's Daily.
The old friends and neighbors of
the O. C Douge family, residing in
Liberty precinct, were profoundly
shocked Saturday to learn that Mrs.
Douge had passed away after an
illness of some several weeks. Mrs.
Douge was ' well known throughout
the community where the family has
made their home for a number of
years and held in the highest esteem
and her death conies as a severe blow
to the community.
Marslia Miller was born October
25, 1864, in Cass county, Nebraska,
where she has lived for her entire
lifetime. -She was married to Ore
gon C. Douge on December 26, 1SF0.
To this union was born one son,
Glen, who preceded his mother in her
departure. Mrs. Douge was a mem
ber of the Presbyterian church and
has always been active in the church
work when the opportunity was af
forded. Her husband and one sister,
Mrs. J. W. Nichols, as well as a host
of life long friends mourn her death.
She was a faithful wife and mother
and a good neighbor.
TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL
From Monday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon Percy War
then and Floyd Daniels motored to
Omaha taking to that city Miss Anna
Wells, who has been suffering from,
a very severe attack of appendicitis
for the past several days. Mrs. Rob
ert Wells, mother of Anna and Mrs.
M. A. Stiles accompanied the patient
who was placed in the St. Joseph
hospital. Miss Wells will be operat
ed pn this morning.
FAMILY REUNION AT
WENDEL HEEL HOME
Children Gather to Spend Day at Par
ental Home and Occasion is cue
That'll Lone te Remembered
r'.m Tnsdav' Dally
The pleasant country heme of Mr.
and Mrs. Wendell lleil was the scene
of mu.-t delightful home gathering
cri Sunday afternoon when the child
ren, with t lie exception of ore daugh
ter, Mrs. George Young of Malcolm,
Xfb.. met to enjoy the occasion with
Mr. Heil and wile 'have resided
at the home since their marriage in
1S7:J and during these years the fam
ily has grown to manhood and wo
manhood and it is the object of much
pridr to this estimable couple that
the children have become worthy des
cendants of such sterling parents.
The occasion was spent in vi-iting
and ei;j;ying to the utmost the op
portunity of being with the parents
until a suitable hour when the moth
er. Mrs. Wendell Heil'served dainty
refreshments of ice cream and cake
a .i.l strawberries' which added muclj
to the delights of the members of the
party Those .who were in atten 1-anct-
;.l the reunion were: Mr. and
Mrs. J( hn ll?il and family. Mr. jnd
Mrs. George Heil and family. Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Heil and family Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Heil and family Mr. and
Mrs. V. ill Kohrdanz and fa mi1, v.
Louie Meisinger and wife, Phillip
Heil and wife. Fred and Walter -foil.
f a m i i v.
Mrs. John Kohrdanz and
DEPARTS ON AUTO
TRIP TO THE COAST
Mrs. W. E. Rosencrars and Son
and Two Daughters. Start on
frrorr. Tuesday's Dally.
This afternoon an auto party com
posed of Mrs. W. E. Rosencrars and
?on Blythe. and daughters, Mrs.
Waldemar Soenniehsen and Miss
Mary, departed by auto for n trip
of several months in the west and
along the Pacific coast that will be
a very enjoyable treat at this season
of the year. The party expects to
reach Hastings this evening and
fiom there go to Imperial for a short
stop and thence over the O. L. D.
road to Sterling Colorado and from
there to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where
they touch the Lincoln highway and
will travel over that road througTi
Wyoming, Utah and Nevada to Cali
fornia, touching enroute at Reno,
Nevada, and from there they will
go direct te San Francisco. A short
visit will be enjoyed in the Golden
Gate and the party will then pro
ceed to Los Angeles and San Diego,
traveling along the picturesque
ocean drive. From southern Cali
fornia the party will return to Frisco
and thenoe to Portland. Oregon,
where they will visit with Charles
and Will Raker, brothers of Mrs.
Rosencrans for a time and then go
to Seattle where Mrs. Mary Jane
Rosencrans, mother of Mr. W. E.
Rosencrans resides and here a stay
of some duration will bo enjoyed be
fore the party returns to Portland
and from that city Blythe and Mrs.
Soennichsen will return home while
Mrs. Rosencrans and Miss Mary will
remain for a more extended visit.
MAKES AUTO TRIP
From Monday's Dally.
Yesterday morning Mr. and Mrs.
Fred W. Ebinger and son, William,
of Plainview, Nebraska, accompanied
by Mrs. Fred Wagner of this city, de
parted for Buffalo, New York, where
thev expect to enjoy a visit at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Blish in
that city. The trip is to be made
bv automobile and the members of
the nartv anticipate a fine time in
the opportunity of viewing the cen
tral states through which their Jour
ney will lie. .
SECURES THE CULPRITS
From Monday's Daily.
Some two months ago the custo
dian of the T. J. Sokol hall in the
west, portion of the city discovered
that some one had broken several of
the windows of the building and it
was thought that it was probably an
accident and nothing was thought of
the matter. A few days ago three
more windows were found broken
and the matter was turned over to
Chief of Police Manspaeker who tak
ing a number of the young boys of
that locality into his confidence se
cured their services in locating the
eulprit and with, the result that Sat
urday evening one of the boys
"squealed" and gave the name of the
party who had broken the window
by using a sling shot. The father
of the boy who had used the sling
shot to such deadly effect, came
through with the price of the three
new window lights and peace and
harmony once more prevails in the
west side. ''
SMALL BLAZE AT
Prompt Work Checks Blaze. That De
veloped in Shed Belonging to Brass
Foundry of the. Shops
Krom Wednesday's Dally.
Last evening the fire alajm sent
from the Burlington shops drew u
large number of the citizens and em
ployes to the scene of the blaze
which was found to be in a small
frame building that is used for the
storage of brass as a part of the brass
The fire originated from a number
of hot ingots eff brass which had
been left in the building too near the
wooden partitions and which after
smouldering for several hours burst
into flames and damaged the building
to the amount of $250 it is estimat
ed. The ingots had been run out short
ly before the closing time and placed
in the building and were left too
near the partition and as no one was
working after that time, had a good
opportunity to catch the wood parti
The emphyes of the shops who re
sponded to the fire alarm soon had a
stream of water playing on the blaze
and it was quickly extinguished.
Plattsmouth Lodge No. 6 Holds In
teresting Meexing. Newly Elected
Officers Assume Their Stations
From Wednesdays Dally
The members of Plattsmouth lodge
No. 6. A. F. & A. M. held a very in
teresting and well attended meeting
on Monday evening at the Masonic
temple, the chief business of the ses
sion being the installing of the new
ly elected officers of the order.
The following were inducted into
office: W. M., William F. Evers; S.
W.. James T. Begley; J. W., Leon L.
McCarthy; Treasurer, H A. Schnei
der; Secretary, Will T. Adams; S. D.
Leslie Niel; J. D., John F. Gorder;
S. S.. Fred P. Busch; J. S. Claude S.
Smith; Tyler, Cj C. Despain.
Following the active work of the
lodge the members were treated to a
very dainty luncheon that proved a
pleasant completion of the evening
and was thoroughly enjoyed by all
members of. the lodge.
Popular copyrights, Journal office.
The First National Bank
"The Bank Where You Feel at Home
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE
JOINED IN WEDLOCK
Miss Delia Frans and Mr. John T.
Lyon Are Married This Morning
at Home of Bride's Parents.
From Wednesday's Dally.
This morning the pleasant home ef
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Frans on west
Main street was the scene' of a ve ry
pretty and qmK home wedding when
their daughter, Mis.s Delia, was unit
ed in marriage to Mr. John T. Lyon.
The wedding ceremony occurred at
S::,0 and was very simple with only
the immediate relatives being pre-s-er.t
to attend the nuptials.
The bride wore a costume of pink
satin with over elress of white net
and carried a bouquet of bride's roses
and made a charming appearance as
with the groom garbed in a dark
traveling suit they totk their place
before the minister for the pronounc
ing words that were to consumate
their life's happiness. The marriage
lines were read by the Rev. A. V.
Hunter, pastor of the First Metho
The bridal couple were attended
by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Boyonton.
cousins of the bride.
Following the wedding the young
people received the well wishes of
the members of their families and
departed on No. 4 for the ea t for
The guests from out of the city to
attend the wedding were: Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Ironmonger, parents of
the groom, Mrs. Thurber, grand
mother of the groom and Miss Louise
Lyon, a sister, all of G!':wood; Miss
Mina Kaffenberger of Lincoln. Mr.
Wayne Shoke of Glenwood. Mrs. D.
R. Bennett, aunt of the bride, and
daughter, Milered. of Glenwood. and
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Stacey of Glen
The bride is one of the popular
young ladies or this city where mi
has been very prominent in church
and social circles and is a lady of
more than usual attainments. Mrs.
Lyon has been the bookkeeper at the
Wescott's store for the pat fev-ral
years and has also been enganl in
the musical work of the First Meth
odist church and very active in the
Epworth League work. In h 'r new
happiness she will carry the best
wishes of a large number of warm
The groom is a splendid young
man and has since his return from
service in the navy last fall, been
employed in the Burlington s-hops in
this city anel is a gentleman of high
character and esteemed by all those
who have the pleasure of his ac
quaintance. Mr. and Mrs. Lyon, on their re
turn from the honeymoon, will be at
home to their friends in this city.
MARRIED THIS MORNING
At the office of County Judge
Allen J. Beeson this morning, oc
curred the marriage of Mr. Bent
Collester of Weeping Water and Mrs.
Martha Seymore of Nebras-ka City.
The ceremony was performed by the
judge in his usual pleasing manner
and was witnessed by Miss Lillian
White, deputy in the office and Miss
Janette Weber, deputy in the office
of the register of deeds.
A Service for Farmers!
The risk of fire loss on the farm in
creases the chances you take in keep
ing your valuables at home.
Keep your insurance policies, con
tracts and other important papers in
one of our fireproof safe deposit boxes.
Here they will be convenient for your
use in transacting business in town and
accessible to you only.
Rentals $ 1 .00 a year. Reserve one
next time you come in or call us on the
'phone and reserve one now.
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