The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 23, 1920, Image 1
ITsbmka State Hiitori cal Society Platfsmoutb O f J. m . I 3 VOL. NO. XXXYIL PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1920. NO. 44 LEADER OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH DIES REV. D. R. DUNGAN. PIONEER MINISTER OF CHRISTIAN CHURCH PASSES AWAY One of the foremost laedsrs of the Christian church in the Vnited States. Rev. D. R. Dungan. died on Friday, December 10th at hi home in Glendale, 1'alifornla, where he has been making his home for a number of year since his retirement from active church work. Rev. Dungan was one of the leaders of the church and has been in the ministery for the past sixty years and led a very active life in the cau?e of the Mas ter. As a young man he came to Ca.-:s county and in the years 1S61 to 1S65 was in charge of the church here as well as at Rock bluffs and Nbraska City and was very successful in the management of the church and the advancement of the cause that he had dedicated his life to. Alter leaving the charge in this city and vicinity Rev. Dungan was in the forefront of the educational work of the Christian church and was the first president of Cotner Uni versity, the Nebraska Christian school and was the first president of Cotner university, the Nebraska school and was also made presi dent of the Christian college at Canton, Mo., and later of Drake Uni versity at Des Moines. Iowa. His work as an educator was of the high est and his personal efforts in the cause of the church led to the found ing of K'.T congregations in different portions of the United States and his work as an author was far reaching as he has published a number of very aluable words in the religious life, chief among which was the story, "On the Rocks." which has been printed in several additions and whie his still in constant demand among the students of the country. He was also for peveral terms chap lain of the Nebraska state senate. Rev. Dungan was the fwther of R. M. Dungan. who some ten years ago was the minister in charge of the Christian church in this city and who is now a resident of the Pacific coat and was with his father in his last days. The older residents of the city re call well this stalwart w)ldier of the church and his splendid work in the pioneer days in advancing the Chris tian faith and in his death the church has lost one of its ablest leaders. The funeral was held in Califor nia and the body laid to rest at Glen dbls. At the time of his death Rev. Dungan was nearing his ninetieth year. DEATH OF FORMER CASS COUNTY MAN J. W. Pocock, Brother-in-Law of Fred Patterson of This City, Passes Away in Oklahoma. From Monday'B Dally. This morning Fred Patterson, countv survever, received a message lrom his sister, Mrs. J. W. Pocock. announcing the fact of the death of her husband in Oklahoma, Sunday, he being in that state on a visit with a daughter. Mr. Pocock was one of the early residents of this county and at the time of his death was eighty years of age. He was married at Rock Bluffs some sixty years ago to Miss Lucina Patterson, daughter of Thomas Pat-t-rson, one of the first settlers of Cass county, and the family resided here for some time after their mar riage, but have for the past forty years resided near Ord. Neb. The body of Mr. Tocock will be brought back to the home at Ord and the fun eral services held there tomorrow. Mr. ' Patterson and family will attend the services in that city. DRAWS DOWN FINE. From Monday's Dally This morning In police court Har ry Speck was a caller on Judge M. Archer to answer to the charge of fighting and using profane and ob sence language at the Eagles dance Saturday evening. Mr. Speck had possessed himself of a large portion of the juice of the corn that brought on a surplus of steam and energy and found vent in creating lor a fpw minutes a "near riot". He had become involved in an altercation with the floor manager of the dance over his actions and the attempts to escort him from the dance hall brought on the resistence of the young man and the consequent flow of naughty language and also to the filing of the information this morning by Chier of Police Man speaker. The court after hearing the evidence and the plea of gTiilty entered by the young man, separat ed him from $13. being $10 ar.d costs, which was paid and the inci dent closed. When yon think of printing, yon can't help but think of us. RECOVERING FROM FLU. From Monday's Pally. Wayne Lewis, the Hotel Wagner barber shop proprietor, was down town today for a few hours locking after some matters at the shop fol lowing a tu:ssel with he malady known as the flu. Wayne has been quite ill and is still quite weak from the fleets of his illness and ii wiL be some time before he is able to re-V suine hs work in the Larber shop. His friends will be pleased to know that he is doing so well and trust that he will continue to show im provement. HOLDS DISTRICT CONFERENCE HERE Rev. J. W. Kirkpatrick, of Omaha, New District Superintendent, Pavs Us His First Visit From Monday a Illy. The Rev. J. W. Kirkpatrick. r.ew district superintendent of the Metho dist church, paid his first official visit to the church here on Saturday evening and also preached at the church services on Sunday morning. The meeting Saturday was taken up with the problems of the church and the plans for the coming quarter of the church work and a pleasing number of the officials and members of the church were present to take part in the meeting. At the 11 o'clock service yester day morning Rev. Kirkpatrick oc cupied the pulpit at the church and spoke of the promise of world salva tion held out to the troubled mem bers of the human race, taking his text from St. John, in the coining of the Savior of the world, and the ad- dress was one of force and logic and was listened to with the great - est of interest b the large congrega - tion which was m attendance at the church. At the last church meeting held in the state the Plattsmoutn church was taken from the Tecumseh dis trict in which it had been located for a great many years, and assign ed to the Omaha district as being the most logical location ami vinak init ihe district more compact. Heretofore, this city has been the northernmost city in the Tecumseh j district and was naturally more ini touch with the Omaha district than t&at soutnern district ana tnc. church conference wisely decided that hereafter it would be the Omaha district. part of DEATH OF OLD RESI DENT AT THE HOME Charles Lamb, for the Past Ten Years Resident at the Nebraska Ma sonic Home, Passes Awav. frnm XloncJay's Oallv Charles Lamb, one of the old resi dents at the Nebraska Masonic Home in this city passed away Saturday afternoon at the home following a long illness that has covered the past several months. Mr. Lamb was sev enty years of age at the time of his rtes'th but since his admission to the home some ten years ago has been in rifther feeble health and has for sev eral years been a sufferer from a tu mor that has made his condition very serious and he continued to grow worse until his death. The deceased was a member of the Ma-, sonic lodge at Stanton. Neb., and the body was taken to that city yester day afternoon by Superintendent W. F. Evers of the Masonic Home, and the interment will be made in that place. To those with whom he was associated Mr. Lamb was held in the highest esteem and his death has brought a profound grief to his friends at the home. WELL MAKE IMPROVEMENT George Conis, of the Palace Shin ing Parlor, is to make a decided im provement in his store room on the south side of Main street, as he has iust closed the contract with J. F. Warga for placing a new pressed steel ceilinc in the storeroom that will m.ikn it a verv neat and up-to-date wot.n that Mr Conis has recent- iv niirrhnsed The imnrovement will cost several hundred dollars. but George believe in being progres sive in li is business. RETURNS WITH PRISONER. rTonj aonaari uany. Deputy Sheriff Fnnk or fericm.- county, was here yesterday lor a lew hours, coming down to secure a young man residing In the southern portion of the county who is wanted at Grant for having disposed of mortgaged property. The young man was ap prehended a few days ago by Sher- iff Quinton and was awaiting the coming of the Perkins county offi cial. The deputy and his prisoner departed yesterday afternoon for Grant. Apples For Sate. We have some good New York Baldwin apples for sale. Apply at Banning & Nlcklea. or J. W. Edmonds at Murray. tf s-w. W. B. Bannlnj. JOHN CARTER IS KILLED IN COLORADO FORMER RESIDENT OF WEEPING WATER WAS TRAMPLED TO DEATH BY WILD CATTLE One of the old and well known residents of Weeping Water. John Carter, was killed on Thursday at his ranch near Haxt.cn. Colorado, as the result apparently of having been trampled to death by u herd of wild cattle. Mr. Carter had been driving a herd of the cat'le into the pasture and as he failed to appear at the house Thursday evening search was made and his lody found by a brother-in-law. lying near the gate to the pasture. From the indications the death had been caused by being trampled by the in furiated cattle or a kick from the horse which he had been riding, it being impossible to accurately de termine the cause of the death. The body was brought to Weep ing Water yesterday and the fun eral services held there this after noon and was quite largely attend ed by the old friends among whom the deceased had spent so many years. Mr. Carter was sixty years of age and leaves a widow to mourn his untimely death. There are no im mediate relatives of the deceased liv ing in thi county at this time, the nearest relative beinjc Will Otte of Wabash, a brother of Mrs. Carter. In the community where he had made his home up to the last two years .the departed v.vs held in the J "nil, lier.t esteem as his kind and 1 frj(.n,iy disposition had won for him ,, n,,s, Ctr warm friends whose erief at his going is deep and lasting. To those who knew him best Mr. Car ter was all that a friend could be under any circumstance and hi. hand was always extended to those who needed assistance in any way and his many kindly acts to those who were in need stamped him as a real Christian of the highest type. LEAVING FOR CALIFORNIA Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lutz Leave To night for Several Months Stay on Pacific Coast. Prom Monday's ra11y. This evening Mr. andMrs. Mike Lutz leave over the Missouri Pacific for Kansas City enroute to the Pa cific coast where they will spend the coming months visiting with friends and relatives in that portion of the country. They will travel over the southern route to the coast and visit at ol-s Angeles and Hollywood, where Charles Lutz. a brother of the street commissioner is located. They will spend some time in the larger cities, Los Angeles and San Francis co and also at Coxalio with a sister of Mrs. Lutz. Mrs. Earl Siedlitz. who was formerly Miss Lillie Car- stens of this city. During1 the win ter months the Lutz family will en Joy the mild climate of the coast and on their return will travel over the northern route visiting at Salt Lake City and Denver, and in the latter city they will spend a short time with Will Carstens. a brother of Mrs. Lutz and expect to then re turn to their home in this city. The. many friends truft that they may have a pleasant trip and return safe and sound to the home here in the spring. LOSES POSSESSIONS IN FIRE From Tuesday's Dally. The dormatory of the nurses at the University hospital at 4 2nd and Dewey avenue. Omaha, was destroy ed by fire last night and a number of the nurses were injured in makin their escape from the burning build- mp- a large numner ot the nurses Most ali 01 tneir possessions in the ae- ; etructiono f the building and among i these were Miss Gertrude Roessler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Augu t 1 Roessler of this city. At. the time , of the fire which was 4:30 in the mui iuus .mss nuessier was oil uuij ill the hospital building, and conse quently was safe from the plight of the nurses who were sleeping- in their apartments in the dormatory building. but she was unfortunate in having all her Dersonal beloffeincs I d est roved, the nnlv nrHrloK cho iirt left being the uniform that she was . wearing. The report of the fire caused some worrv to the members of the Roessler family, but a message from Miss Gertrude gave them assurance of her safety FILES SUIT TO QUIET TITLE An action has been commenced in the district court entitled Farnk R. Gobelman vs. William J. Hyatt, et al. and in which the plaintiff seeks to have the title of lots 9 and 10 in block 36, Plattsmouth. quieted In him. The firm of Tidd & Duxburv appear in the action for the plain- - tiff, j j Read the Journal want-ads. A BEAUTITUL GIFT. Frnm Monnay's Daily. Yesterday morning at the 11 o'clock service at the St. Luke's Epis copal church, the church was pre sented wit.h a set of altar linen whie'i was very beautiful and presented tn the church hv Mrs. J. s. Linn-ton in honor of Mrs. ll. Livingston. The altar set is all handworked linen and tepresents hours -of lulior anil eilon in tht- preparation and will he ;i mo.,t highly appreciate! gift to tin t-hureh. The antinun -emc nt of the presentation was n:ad-' by Cither W. R. Leete in expressing the apprecia tion of lb' parish for the iiMcnib cent rt mem bet:: nee. UNDERGOES OPERA TION IN THE EAST Drury H. Phebtis. Former Platts moutn ioun iVian, Lndergoes Very Serious Operation. The following letter received in this city by Mr. M. S. llrins. will he read with interes' by the many old friends of Drurv II. i'lieims. former ly a resident f this city ;md who was for a number of years engaged in work for the P.nrlington, follow ing his graduation from the schools here. The operation occurred at me. St. Mary's hospital in Milwaukee from the letter the patient ha? and the the brightest hopes of recovery of ight of his eyes: Milwaukee. Wis.. Dec. IS. 1!'20 Dear Mr. Priggs: At St. Mary's hospital, on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan, just as the sun wa- kissing the house 'ots of this magnificent citv. I was operated upon for the removal of a 'l'tery Germ" from each eye. Tlie case was handled by. as a spe 'ialist. Dr. Phillies, and was success ful :i fnr as I know now. for my. eyes have been bandaged since. They were bandaged and stitched, and if had not had this done, it wotiir have resulted in, blindness m time. It took some courage to go through the operation of 4" minutes duration n perfect unconsciousness, but my trust'was placed in the Lord, and he.kf!tL ha-.4- the surgeon,. 3Ir. Wallsleger. chief clerk of the gen eral store keeper, has been with me through it all. calling three times d day andvhave a good nurse. I am nesting very well. Best holiday greet ings to you and all old Plattsmouih friends. Drury II. Phebus. Die. D. li. P. I? Nurse. EDISONS GOING STRONG FOR XMAS The "Phthwarph With a Soul" Proves a Stror Feature of Christ mas Trade in This Community. The firm of Weyrich & Radraba, who handle the Edi.-rn pnonograph in this city report that the Christ mas sales in the line of the fine high class productions of the Edison com pany have far exceeded their most Dptimiistic expectations and for t lie ast few days they have been k:'pt busy supplying the demand for the different models. The labnrutory type of machine seems to be the trong seller of the different makes and a large number of the homes in this city and in the adjoining terri tory will be brightened by these high class artistic machines which are turned out by the Edison company at their plant in Orange, N. J. The splendid results secured by the Edisons, their phonographs which have been so aptly termed "the phonograph with a soul" and the exquisite production of their records have made them very popu lar and the life-like reproduction of the human voice and the tones of the musical, instruments have won a rep utation that has not been surpassed by any other make on the market. The agents. Messrs: Weyrich & Hadraba, are kept busy with their demonstrations and a visit to their display rooms is a treat for the real lover of music, either vocal or in strumental. GET BUSY WITH SHOVELS The city council recently passed an ordinance which made it a mis demeanor to allow snow, mud or other deposits to remain on the side walks over the city longer than a period of twenty-four hours ar.d vio lation of this ordinance is made pun ishable of a fine of $5 and the costs of the action. Chief of Police Man speaker is issuing a warning to the residents of the city to get busy with their shovels and see that the snow is removed at once as more than twenty-four hours has clap-ed since the snowfall and the result is that the greater part of the sidewalks over the city are still covered with snow and which makes travel over them very disagreeable. The chief has also issued the ukas-. I that hereafter the youngsters w ill Icpase from enjoying tbeir coasting on I the sidewalks 'as there has been mere or less complaint lodged with the po . lice from all sections of the city and which will make it necessary to tae action against the coasters if the practice is not stopped voluntarily. BOBBERIES OF BOX CAR SEALS NOTED CORRESPONDING THEFTS HERE AND AT MELIA WORK OF ORGANIZED GANG. The theft of j f;ils to cars in this i city tiint at .vieiia. .Nebra.-.ka. may furnish the Ilurlington railroad with the elaes necessary to run oown the iiiiu- of men that have been engaged in numerous box car robberies over different parts of their system and especially in Omaha and Council HUifs where the cases have amount ed to large losses. Last Friday night the glass in the transom at the Ilurlington freight house in this city was broken, and on discovery of this fact the next day a check was made by Agent K. W. Clement of the contents of the freight house and the only ar ticles missing were sixteen car seals, such as are used in sealing up cars for shipment. The loss was reported to the headquarters of the company at Omaha .nd the special agents of the company placed in charge of the case. This robbery occurred just a few days after the station at Melia was entered, and there, as in this city, the cnly articles taken were car seals, which had undoubtedly been taken for only one purpose, that of substituting for seals that might be broken when freight cars were rifled of their contents. The special agents of the company had been working on the case only a short time when the discovery of one of the seals missing from the Plattsmoutn freight house was made in Omaha The seal was found in one of the cars belonging to the Drive-It -Yourself company, of Oma ha, which had been rented to a party named Cunningham. The investiga tion disclosed the fact that this man was on very intimate terms with the owners of a number of trucks, and who are supposed to be important cogs iu the burglarizing machine that has. been operating over the Bur lington system in the looting of merchandise cars. All of the parties are supposed to be residing in Omaha and the spec ial agents of the railroad operating with the civil authorities are en deavoring to land the parties so that a more thorough investigation may be made of the ease and have it de termined whether or not the man who had the auto knows anything concerning the seal that was found in the car. For the past few months the I'nion Pacific and Hurlington have both suffered heavily from the opera tion of a gang of box car thieves and if the case in hand will unravel the cause of the robberies it certainly will be a triumph for the detective service of the railroad company. CITY DISPOSES OF NEW BONDS Refunding Bonds in Sum of $96,003 Are Awarded to Omaha Trust Co., the Highest Bidders for Same From "Wednesday's Dally. Last evening the city council held a special session at 5 o'clock at the city hall to act on the resolution prepared to complete the sale of the issue of $iC,000 of refunding bonds of the city to the Omaha Trust com, pany. who had submitted the best bid for the purchase of the bonda. These bonds are issued to cover the bonds that are due and payable on the first day of.January 1921 at the ojee of the fiscal agent of the city in New York and payment of which v.'as necessary at this time. The Omaha Trust company had submitted a bid of 9 44 on the bonds and as this was the highest figure that could be obtained and one that was very good considering the pres ent tightening condition of the mon ey market, the city government felt well pleased that they had been able to dispose of them at this time and which -will enable the city to meet their bonds that are coming due. Tlie issue of bonds are iu denomina tions of $1,000 each and run for a period of two years. MOB-ELAND CUT PRICES. On account of numerous people now out of emplojTnent and the lower prices that the farmers axe receiring for their crops, we, like s?ll ether merchants, are willing to b?ax cur share of loss, so until prices of farm ers crops go tip. and thers is more woTk for those now out of employ ment, the prices at the Kcrehind The ater will "be reduced to 10 cents for children and 20 cents for adult. This will apply to Paramount, Tirst National, Fcx, Universal ct any cfb er brand we may show. The J carnal has received line of "Standard" diaries. a fine SUFFERING FROM RHEUMATISM Edward Creamer has for the past ( fe wdays been confined to his home ' suffering from a very evtre case ui j inflamatory rheumatism which tuns J proven very painful and ha caused the young man a great deal of sul fering. lie has the bet of care how ever and last evening was reported as being somewhat Improved al though Ftill suffering a great deal. The niaiiT friends are hopeful that he may soon recover from the lualudy iind be on the highway to recovery. WINTER MAKES ITS APPROACH First Rai Snow ot Season Visits This Portion of State and Storm Gen eral Over the West. From Tuesday's Dally. After a season of more than usual mildness the hacd of winter came knocking ut th door of the west last night and the snowfall is gen eral from the Kooky mountain stales east to the Mississippi river and as far south as Oklahoma and northern Texas. In this city the snow commenced falling shortly before eight o'clock last night and continued tor some time during the night, flurries would j tresnen up tne snowxau uniu near morning when a driizle that changed into sleet followed, that made the conditions of travel infinntely worse than the snow. The snowfall was not heavy how ever and the residents of the city were fortunate in not having snow drifts to wade through on their way from the home to the business part of the city. In the western part of the state the snowfall in end neur Alliance was quite heavy although it has betn one of the mildest winters on record there so far and the absence of the w ind caused the snow to lay evenly and prevented the drifting; that is so feared In the western portion of the state as impeding traffic and causing damage to stock. Farther south the storm wan pre ceded by rain which was Jailing in Kansas City last evening had fol lowed by snow that lasted through the nigrht and from reports from southern Kansas and Oklahoma the rain there had been followed by the downfall of The beautiful white blanket. The covering of snow over the scenery makes an ideal setting for the Christmas season and to Ihe youngsters it was a rare treat to have enow come at this Lime aside from the families where the young sters have the Job ct snow shoveling on hand. A NEW READER. rrm Wednejidai's Daily. Milton Hilton, of Nehawka, was in the city for a short time today and was a caller at the Journal office and had his name entered as a subscriber to the Evening Journal. Mr. Hilton is- an expert concrete worker and ha for the past few weeks been engaged in working in Union, where there are a number of new residences under construction. He has been working at the Sheldon factory In Nehawka. where they manufacture a line of concrete mixers and during the past reason turned out fc.OOO of the ma- chine-s. Peter Volk of Renfrew. Oklahoma, who was called here to attend the funeral of the late Leonard Born, depart! this morning for his home in the south. While here Mr. VrlA ha bea visitlBg at the bom of hL sisters. Mesdames Jacob Trttsch and Martin L. Frederico and with th many old friend? in tLk- community. 1 Otion the Dolls Ring Out for Christmas! We folks hope that this will be the best ever Christmas for you and your folks; that it will bring to you the same old thrill which has come down through the centuries, the same renewing of youth, the same magic ap peal of good fellowship. Greetings! The First natioxalbank I THE BANK WHERE PJATTSMOUTH SECURED A LARGE AMOUNT OF SWEETNESS CAR OF MISSOURI PACIFIC RAIDED AND SOME TEN SACKS OF SUGAR TAKEN IS On .Monday room i 14;' tue r.nut bjand Mw'o-iri I'tic.iftc freight tni.iu wheii it reached .Murray luade a s.hcrr stop ind it s disrov.red thai a car kad-l v iih upr wu-, po -..-.essed of a defective draw l.jr :J.d ih- fir was Hwitfb-d out for te:niNri.ry r pair and left there until ;hat er nlng. The night freight pirl.ed the oar up and hauled if as f.ir as I'nion and ii was aeralu switched ou: to await repairs tf ing mad ;nd it was whiln tfcere iL;.t the robbery look pLice. The car was pLaood at I'nion un til another freight car could be he cured 10 load the sugar into, as there wa no means at hand at thit plate to make the needed repairs to the draw bar. It was not a great while after the car had been placed that .otne of the residents of that thriving little city noticed a Ford truck driven by strangers drive up to the car and calmly the occupants of the truck proceeded to ojhu the car and !i-lp themselves to the fugar. leading up the truck and driving away if there was no hnrry in the matter ;l all. While it ha.s not been def.nit'ly learned it is estimated that the truck, which was of good carried away at least ten sacks of the sugar which would make a neat sum a.- the prU- cf sujjar is liow retuiiing t 9.C),i per hundred. There haj been no trace found of the parties tak'.c; the sutrar cd it looks as though tb-y had made a clean getaway. The truck was wen going north from town but it was Im possible to trace it. The information ha.s been evD here that the car m cottoned to ona tr the buMneifi houses of Ne braska City, The railroad company did not notify Sheriff Quicon of lb loss until last eve-ins.-. ATHLETIC CLUB MEETS Krom WedniPia y ratly Last evening th' Bu.sir.ess; .Men's Athletic club held their weekly ses sion at the high school "gym'' and the attendance showed a uctioea.bl lnereaie and even greater interei-t than at the opening f-esion a week ago. Superintendent C. K. Pratt, who i the director of the athletic stunts i.s well pleam-d with tb show ing made by his pupils and especially with the showing made in the reduc tion of the weight of the heavier uud the putting on of fsh and mucl; by the leans. It is claimed by one of tha members in conversation with the Journal reporter this jr.orr:iD that some of th- changes that Jiave occurred are little fbort of marve lous. Our Informant states that John Gorder has lost 104 pound durit;T two fissions while Kev. lfc Howell has pained titty-six pounds and Guy Morgan is fast losing the front that he has boasted of for the. last few jfarn tdnce he took up the training prescribed by Mr. Pratt. In the in door base ball game last evening much lnteres-t was shown und while the scorp was CT. to 2 It was a game filled with thrills and chlils a :le membcrs showed their clas-t both in bat'ing and fielding. Incidently th chills were not all in the ball g:im . as the shower bath wan decidedly cf a chilly nature owing to the f a -1 tht th" heat was rfr' Jo the building ;ial a the result the members f t" ciiih bat bed In the midst of the iciS.-. YOU F-KEL AT HOME NEBRASKA.