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    Nebraska State Hlrtifl.
cal Society
vol. no. xxxvm.
NO. 75
Home of Mrs. Maade Bird Scene of
56th Anniversary of Kr. and
Samuel Murray.
From Thursday's Ial!.
Last Sunday about forty relatives
and friends gathered at the home of
Mrs. Maud Bird at Elm wood to help
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Murray celebrate their 56th wed
ding anniversary and also to help
Mrs. Elizabeth Doty celebrate her
75th birthday.
As usual the guests came laden
down with the good things to eat.
The edibles were all put on the ta
bles and served cafeteria style, and
one of the features cf the dinner was
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Murray's
the two large and beautiful Angel
Food cakes baked Jby Mrs. Bert Reed
of Weeping Water, one for the bride
and groom and one for Mrs. Doty.
The afternoon was spent In" games
music and visiting.- -
Mr. and Mrs. Murray are nuniber
ed among the "best known and prom
inent residents of Cass county. Mr.
Murray was born August 1, 1842, at
Frederickburg, Wayne county. Ohio,
and made his home their until he
moved to Nebraska. Mrs. Murray was
formerly Miss Martha McClelland
and was a daughter of one of the
pioneer families of Holmes county
Mr. and Mrs. Murray were mar
ried at Millersburg. Ohio. March 28.
18 66, by Rev. Skeen. They made
their home in Ohio for sixteen years.
Victor Zrivanek is Charged in the
County Court -with Offense and
Sentenced to 30 Days.
FriT Thurxd'f Tal.
This morning Victor Krivsnek was
brought before Judge Allen J. Beeson
on the charge of having' sold in
toxicating liquor contrary to the law
of the state and for which offense he
received a sentence of thirty days in
the county jail.
The case followed as the result of
the arrest of Newell Roberts on the
charge of purchasing ' liquor and
which he stated in the examination
at the office of the county attorney
that lie had nrocured the liauor.
which was of a variety of wine from j
Mr. Krivanek. As the result of the
charge against him. Mr. Roberts was :
civen a fine of $100 and osts. J
amounting to $105 which was set
tled for.
Sheriff Quinton and State Officer
Grebe visited the home of young
Krivanek and Officer Grebe unearth
ed in the cellar a jug and glas3 jar
containing the liquor similar to that
sold to young Roberts and which was
brought on down to the court house
and submitted as evidence in the
On being arraigned before the
court. Mr. Krivanek stated that he
had been playing pool with Mr. Rob
erts and had mentioned the fact that
he had run onto some stuff that look
ed like wine and at that time Mr.
Roberts had told him he would like
a little and accordingly he had brot
a quart down town and while he had
stated that he did not want to sell
the supposed liquor that the young
man had given him $1.00 for the
wine. Mr. Krivanek contended that
the mixture was not intoxicating
and was merely some fruit juice. One
of the containers brought into court
it was claimed by the defendant was
made in 1916 before the prohibitory
law, but this was offset by the
charges of selling.
The defendant entered a plea of
guilty and was given the sentence to
the custody of Sheriff Quinton for a
period of thirty days, as this was not
the first appearance of the defendant
before the court.
The affair was one that brought
great regret to the authorities as to
the sorrow that it must bring to the
coming to Nebraska in 1S82 and set
tled on a farm about six miles north
east of Weeping Water (now owned
by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rough),
where ihey resided for a number of
years. They . later -bought them a
home south of Elmwood where they
lived for several years. The past
thirteen years they have made their
home in Elmwood. Three daughters
were born to this union, Mrs. But
ler Morgan, who passed away Au
gust 14, 1915 at Elmwood, Mrs. Bert
Reed of Weeping Water and Mrs.
Maud Bird of Elmwood.
Mrs. Elizabeth Doty is a sister of
Mrs. Murray and is among the best
known and highly respected citizens
of Cass county. Mrs. Doty was born
March 26. 1847. at Dalton. Wayne
county, Ohio, and made her hom
there for a number of years. Sh
came to Nebraska in 1881 and set
tled on a farm northeast of Weep
ing Water where she has made her
56th "Wedding Anniversary.
The two occasions were celebrated
together last year and Is to be noped
that they an celebrate many more
anniversaries together.
Those present were: Mr. -and Mra.
Bert Reed and daughter. Eula. Mrs.
Eliiabeth Doty. Mrs. Harry Doty and
children. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ruby and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Amick
and little son, Mrs. Nettie Amick,
Frank E. Doty and Miss Fannie
Easterday f Weeping Water. Mrs.
C. E. Doty of Oklahoma City. Okla.,
Miss Iva Morgan of University Place
Mrs. Floyd Morgan of Lincoln, Mrs.
L. H. Mi'ckle and little daughter of
Denton. Neb.. Mrs. Emma Shrive.
Mrs. Maud Bird and two children.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Murray of Elm
wood, Neb.
family of the young man, who while
not in any way responsrble. feel to
a great extent the misfortune.
From Thursday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon the ladles
auxiliary of the Presbyterian church
was very pleasantly entertained at
the church parlors by Mesdames
Fred Hirz. E. C. Harris, S. S. Chase
and J. II. Adams. The ladies had
their usual business session which
was followed by a musical program
of songs and piano numbers given
by Misses Catherine Schneider. Hel
en and Edith Farley, and which add
ed much to the enjoyment of the oc
casion. At a suitable hour a rery en
joyable luncheon was served by the
hostesses that served to further
heighten the pleasures of the eve
fiom Thursdays Daily.
The pleasant news has been re
ceived here by Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Mauzy of the improving condition of
their daughter. Miss Margaret, who
has been ill at her home in San
Francisco for some time past with
perotonitis. The message states that
the patient is showing much Im
provement and is now at her home,
having been removed from the hos
pital and while still confined to her
bed is showing much progress. Miss
Marion, who is attending Leland
Stanford University, is now at San
Francisco enjoying a ten days stay
with her sister.
From Thursday's Daily.
This afternoon Mrs. John Hiber
was taken to Omaha where she will
enter the St. Joseph hospital for
treatment and where she will spend
some time with a view of securing
relief from her illness of the last few
months. The family and 'friends are
hopeful that the patient may recov
er without the necessity of an oper
ation. MBS. 7. W. SAGE POORLY
From Thursday Dal?.
The many friends of Mrs. James
W. Sage will regret very much to
learn of the serious condition of this
estimable lady at her home on Pearl (
street as she is suffering from a very
serious nervous breakdown anfj
which has caused a crest deal of ep
prehension to the family tod Woar
ing physicians.
Commander of Lincoln Post of
American Legion Wins Argu
ment on Compensation.
From Thursday's Dally.
Attorney B. G. or "Nip" Westover,
as he is known to the many friends
in Lincoln, was here yesterday to en-
joy a visit with his brother. Dr. R.
P. Westover, and
t -,,. j .
iu rnjuj a. icaii
from his business affairs.
Mr. Westover, who is commander
of the Lincoln post of the American
Legion, has won more or less recog
nition over the state on his strong
and aggressive stand for the things
that are asked by the former service
men and among the subjects that he
has given more or less study is that
of the compensation bill.
On Tuesday evening Mr. Westover
participated in a debate at the Lin
coin auditorium with John D. Brady
on the compensation question and as
a result of the debate, the audience
that filled the building to its capac
ity, adopted resolutions in favor of
The debate was attended by Dr
R. P. Westover of this city, who
went up to hear his brother wax elo
quent on the topic now before the
American public.
"The soldiers bought millions of
dollars worth of Liberty bonds. Six
per cent of the soldier's pay went for
Liberty bonds. The soldier contribut
ed more money, in proportion to his
wage, than did any other class of
citizens," Mr. Westover declared.
"This while the laboring man at
home, not connected with the army,
earned six and seven dollars a day.
an eight hour day. time and a half
for overtime, while the soldier was
on duty day and night, wore hob
nailed shoes, one uniform a year, the
coarsest kind of other clothing and
was fed on the roughest kind of ra
tions at an allowance of fifty-five
cents a day."
In another point the affirmative
speaker waxed indignant. He men
tioned the fact that the conscientious
objector even was treated with more
consideration ' than the ex-soldier,
who was given all his back pay, a
new civilian suit, a $60 bonus and
released to go home. Last winter
84,000 ex-soldiers walked the streets
without jobs and are still walking
them. The soldier, he said, suffered
greater economic loss than any other
jelass of war workers or citizens, yet
the soldier must suffer from the
burden of the war and pay his taxes
just the same as any other class.
Others Get Compensation
Every civilian employe of the army
and navy, according to the Legion's
debater, received from $1,200 to
$1,800 a year wages, and when re
leased from employment were given
a bonus or $zuu. up to last sum
mer, the United States had paid to
the rairroads, which claimed to have
lost money during the war. $S59.-
150.860.23. almost a billion dollars.
Four months after the armistice a
bill was passed compensating con
tractors to the tune of three billions
of dollars, not for losses actually sus
tained, but for profits lost that would
have been earned if the war had con
tinued and the cancelled contracts
allowed to run.
Does -Not Want a "Bonus"
The soldier does not want a
bonus, a gift, but only a square deal.
In view of the fact that he is only
asking for a total of four billions,
in view of the billions that have
already been paid to contractors and
railroads and for bonuses to civilian
employes, he does not feel that he
is asking too much, although he has
been called a political blackmailer
and a robber of the treasury," Mr.
Westover declared.
The United States owns 75 per
cent of the world's supply of gold,
and only owes 7 per cent of her
wealth. France, who owes 53 per
cent of her wealth, paid her soldiers
bonuses of from $83 to $200; Eng
land, with her tremendous war debt.
paid private bonuses of $24 to $240;
Canada paid bonuses of from $280 to
$600 apiece, and in two years donat
ed forty millions of dollars to her un
employed; Australia paid her sol
diers 40 per cent higher than our
men were paid, gave the disabled
homes, almost rent-free, and paid
the unemployed from $10 to $15 a
month until they found work; re
turned Canadians were given $75 a
month while awaiting employment."
From Friday' Dally.
The reflllPRt Kan hoon ttiqiIo that!
the Journal make more clear some i
of the facts in the case of liquor
selling of wnich Victor Krivanek
was found guilty yesterday. The one
Jug taken from the home by the au
thorities was one that contained only
the remnants of some fruit juices and
the jug Itself was one that had been
used for wine in 1916 and therefore
had more or less odor of the liquor
and this led to the belief that it was
intoxicating liquor instead of the
mere settlings or the former con-t
tents and In Justice to the family it
may be stated that they are not en
gaged in the manufacture of the
Adrertiiing is the life of trade.
From Thursday'" Daily.
This afternoon Mrs. Albert Cla
baugh, who has been here visiting
her parents. Col. and Mrs. M. A.
Rntec a a well as her hrlliP7- T
and R. A. Bates una families, de-
I Jiar LtrU iUI Ol. jjuuij. o.iwu ii. i uri v
she will join Mr. Clabaugh who has
lust removed there from Arduiore.
Oklahoma, to take up the manage
ment of one of the large utility com
panies in that city. This i-3 almost
like going home to Mr.-. Clabaugh,
as the Bates fanaiiywere rodents
of Missouri for a number of jvars
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J""".1" U. Mr. ,"i,K.
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speni uer cuiiuuuuu u.
Henry Meisinger, of Papillion, Pass
ed Away Yesterday as Result,
of Automobile Accident
Prom Thursday's Daily.
The message was received
here i
mcturlav ofturnnnn a n nnunpi n f tVit
death of Henry Meismger at his liome
at rapillion, as the result of injuries
received in an auto accident a week
ago Friday, when he was struck by
a car while crossing the street in
Papillion and knocked down, with
the result that he sustained such
severe injuries that he was unable
to recover.
Mr. Meisinger was seventy-six
vears of age and leaves a widow and
several children as well as two sis
ters. Mrs. Emma Weidman of this
city and Mrs. Wendell Heil of Louis
ville. The funeral services wiil be
held Friday afternoon at 1:30 from
the late home in Patliicn and the
interment made in the cemetery at
that place. Mrs. Freti Ebinger and
Fred Weidman of Plninview and Mrs.
Fred Kroehler of Havelock arrived
this morning to attend the funeral
From Friday's Dally.
The youngsters of the public
school have been holiig.a very in
teresting competition in the con
struction of bird houses and in the
lower grades the interest has been
keen with the boys and girls engag
ed in the construction of these homes
for the feathered residents of this
locality. In the first, secend and
third grades the interest was quite
intense and a great many very clever
designs in bird' houses were prepar
ed, which are now on exhibit at the
store of "Kroehler Brothers on upper
Main street. The prize winners were
Edna Rummerfield as first prize and
Jean Fricke and Helen Louderback
as the second prize winners. In the
boys class Marion Schroeder was
given first prize and Floyd Cline,
second. Among those having houses
on exhibition are the following:
Jean Hayes, Anna Du:Ia. Steffe
Kostka. Florence Nelson. Margaret
and Ralph Lillie. Josephine Janda,
Margaret Burns. Howard 11 esse. Wil
liam Creamer. Frances Yelik, Frank
Kouchka. Ralph Hiner. In the sec
ond grade boys Robert Mann and
Randall Y"ork have bird houses on
exhibit. The teachers are Miss Anna
Gunderson. first erade. and Miss
Iren Davis, second grade.
Yesterday afternoon the auxiliary
of the American Legion was enter
tained at the club room very pleas
antly by Mesdames M. M. Allen, El
wood Buttery and Michael Hild.
The business session of the meet
ing was largely devoted to a dis
cussion of the plans for the society
and the ladies decided that they
would hold a sale of daisies, the new
flower of the Legion on the Saturday
preceding Memorial day and the
proceeds from the sale to go to the
securing of flowers for the graves of
the soldiers of the United States;
both in this country and abroad
where each year the flowers of re
membrance are laid on the graves
of the honored dead. At the close
of the afternoon very pleasing re
freshments were served by the hos
From Thursday rllv.
Yesterday William Wetenkamp.
who represents the Wood Brothers
separators and threshing machines
in this county, made the sale of one
of the new design Wood Brothers
to Charles Spangler and Will Sey
boldt of near Murray, for delivery
early in the season. This is quite
earlv in the season for the sale of
machinery of this kind and Mr. Wet-
enkamp feels well pleased as the re
sult of his efforts.
Washington, March 30. Approval
of 76 advances for agricultural and
livestock purposes, aggregating $2,
200,000 was announced by the War
Finance corporation. The distribu-
tlon of the funds include Colorado.
$220,000: Idaho. S4.000: Iowa. S28.-
000; Montana, $5,000; 'Nebraska,
$25,000; North Dakota, $132,000;'
Oregon, $87,000; SouthG Dakota,
$25,000, and Texas, $285,000. ;
BlflTilc Books at tne Journal OiUcc
Passed Away at Home in South Part
of City After Illness Covering
Period of Five Months.
From Friday's lal!v
Last evening at his home in the
j south p:.rt of the city Howard D.
Newton passed away after an illness
jcoveri the pt.riod" ()f the t five
m,,u-,,. ?, .,.:u 1 ...
. uuiin;? UUilllfc .'IK U 1 1 MIC iltr- iUAit
! bt,(, a 'J"cr:r from dropsy and to
i whom the- coming of the death nus
was a relief from Iiid sufi'er-
"ho deceased was a native of
Woodford county. Illinois, where he
was born April 4. .1ST5. and has for
the past thirty-five years l.een a resi
dent of this state and for the last
nineteen years has resided in Platts-
inouth. He was married June 21st,
1901. to Miss Ada Everett at Union
and to this union there were born
seven children, one of whom, Dayton,
died in infancy and the following.
with the wife remain to mourn the
death of the husband and father
Edgar S
Edna, Earl E., Everett,
Ernest. Leroy and Elmer, all of
whom reside :.t Lome. There also
remains the aged father and mother,
Lucior.s Newton of this city, two sis
ters, Mrs. Lucy Lee of Pacific Junc
tion, Mrs. Ida Kinnamon of CaFper,
Wyoming. Dayton of Moorecroft. Wy
oming and Orville of this city.
Extending Service Line 1,500 Feet
On West Oak Street to Fur
nish Fire Protection.
From Friday's Dally.
The Plattsmouth Water company
is now busy on the extension of their
line of mains in the west part of
the city, covrring the new mains or
dered by, the .city council ;lastBum
mer on West Oak ' street. The new
line starts at the hydrant Just west
of the Missouri Pacific crossing on
Oak f-treet and extends west along
that street for 1.500 feet. The city
will have three new fire hydrants in
stalled along the new line which
will give that section of the city a
much needed fire protection and one
that has been agitated for, during
the past few years. Ultimately it is
hoped to have the line extended so
that the water service can be placed
in Oak Hill cemetery where it is bad
ly needed.
As soon as the six inch mains are
placed in the west part of the city
the water company will take up the
work of extending the mains on Lin
coln avenue and placing the water
service there that has so long been
badly needed.
Washington. Mar. 30. The move
ment for official recognition of the
fiftieth anniversary of arbor day is
gathering headway. Representative
Jefferis. who is working for a presi
dential proclamation on the subject,
has received many endorsements for
the plan, including those of Warren
B. Block, secretary of the national
forestry program committee; P. H.
Rydale, secretary of the American
forestry association; Leroy Jefferies,
secretary of the associated mountain
eering clubs, and Mrs. Minnie Free
man Penny, president of the Nebras
ka federation of woman's clubs. The
entire Nebraska delegation in con
gress hopes to submit the matter to
President Harding tomorrow. They
had planned to do so earlier in the
week, but were forced to forego their
white house appointment because of
a vote in the house on the military
Washington, March 30. Legisla
tive matters including the tariff and
bonus, were discussed with President
Harding today by Senator Smoot, of
Utah, ranking republican member of
the senate finance committee.
The Utah senator reiterated the
statements of other majority mem
bers of the finance committee that
the tariff bill would be reported next
week to the senate and given the
right of way as soon as an oppor
tunity had been given senate mem
bers to study the revised measure.
With respect to bonus legislation,
Senator Smoot said that he as a
member of the finance committee be
fore which the measure is now pend
ing would urge that the bill be re
vised so as to provide by taxation
funds sufficient to meet the pay
ments to former service men pro
vided in it.
For Sale. Pure barred Rock eggs.
G. Hull, Plattsmouth.
James Terryberry, of near Louis
ville was here today for a few hours
attending to some trading with the
Among the filings for office made
in Omaha appears the name of E. li.
j Vroman, 250S Capital avenue, Oma
i ha. who has filed for state senator
I from the fifth district of Douglas
ocratic nomination. The many
friends here will be pleased to learn
of the decision of Ellery to enter the
political arena as he is now engaged
in the study of law and feels that
he can well represent the people of
Douglas county in the state lawmak
ing body. He is a bright, intelligent
and clever young man and should be
an able addition to the legislative
circles. Mr. Vroman is a son of Mrs.
A. A. Fricke of this city.
Rev. McClusky Speaks Words sof
Comfort to Sorrowing Rela
tives of Deceased Man.
From Friday's Dally.
The funeral services of the late
Thomas E. Parmele were held this
afternoon from the home of the
mother, Mrs. C. H. Parmele on Vino
street and were private, only the
members of the family being in at
tendance. Rev. H. G. McClusky, pastor of the
First Presbyterian church, held the
service and spoke briefly words of
comfort to the sorrowing members of
the family. A quartet composed of
L. O. Minor, F. A. Cloidt, R. P.
Westover and Rev. McClusky sang
several hymns during the service.
At the close the body was conveyed
to Oak Hill cemetery, where it was
laid to the last long rest.
The deceased was born in this city
on July S, 1875, and died at Lincoln
March 29, 1922. He leaves to mourn
his death the wife and three child
ren, John C, Mary Catherine and
Ruth Parmele, one brother. Charles
C. Parmele. two sisters. Mrs. Nellie
Agnew of this city and Mrs. S. H.
At wood, of Washington, D. C.
The pall bearers were old friends
of the deceased, being: T. IJ. Pol
lock, E. J. Richey, E. L. Stenner; W.
J. Strelght. Ralph R. Larson and
nrjC."! 'Morgan."" Among those from
out of the city were James Staneer,
Charles E. Noye3, W. A. Cleghorn,
Ralph Larson, and William .Stohl
man, Louisville; Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Richej- and Mr. and Mrs. Yant, of
Charles Dillon, assistant to the
chairman of the Association ofJlail
way Executives;- in stating Saturday
night that railroads of the country
could lower the wages of workers
other than trammen, whether the
railway labor board authorizes the
reduction or not, "wishes it under
stood that he does not mean to say
that the roads will take such action.
"I have been quoted as saying that
the roads will take this steV" he
said .last night, "whereas, what I
actually said was that they could do
so if they deemed it expedient."
Mr. Dillon is supervisor of activi
ties for many Class 1 railroads west
of Chicago.
Tablets, note books, pencils, etc..
for the school children, may be had
at the Journal office.
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proposition looks, or what the salesman
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Woman's Foreign Missionary Society
Give Anniversary Program at
Church Last Evening;.
: From Friday's I'sny
In observance of the fifty-third
anniver'iaiy of the foundation of the
Womaa's Foreign Missionary Koclety
which occurred at Blon. M trch '2-.
1S69. the ladies of the lnrsl sorietv
gave a most interesting protcr'ini at
the First Methodist church la: eve
ning and whicli was quiie largely
Jittended by the members of t!.
church and their friends.
The program was divided Into two
parts and the opening was devoted
to the missionary songs and pravrr:
and followed by a short historiral
sketch of the society from its foun
dation, it growth and Home of lha
accomplishments that the society ha-i
made iin the mission fields of lh
world, given by Mrs. Robert Hat-
Mrs. Hayes and Mrs. C. C. Weseoit
gave a pleasing -dialogue. "The se
cret of I:," covering 'the tithing sys
tem of the focdety and the church,
which proved an important part in
the developing of the organization.
Mrs. Ed Roman gave one of her us
ual delightful vocal numbers tht
aided in the pleasures of the pro
gram and this section of t!:e program
was brought to the clofe by the pro
cessional and roll call by the King'a
Heralds, a society of the little girls
of the church.
The second part of the program
was devoted to the showing of nu
merous slides of the children of mis
sion lands and showed a part of what
the society is doing in tlU field and
which were shown by Edward Ro
man. Mrs. W. I. Howland, president of
the society, presided over the meet
ing and the very pleastnt occasion
was closal by the benediction by the
Rev. John Calvert, pastor of the
Vrilmiir; Minn.', March' 30. Con
gressman A. J. Volstead of Granite
Falls, representative of the Seventh
Minnesota district in congress since
March 4, 1903, and author of the
dry law bearing his name, was en
dorsed for renomination by the re
publican district convention here
this afternoon. The vote on the en
dorsement was by acclamation and
was unanimous.
St. Paul. Minn.. March 30. With
the single exception of Congressman
Charles It. Davis, all of Minnesota's
present representatives in congress
were endorsed for renomination to
day by the various republican dis
trict conventions.
Vrrm PrfdaVn rOy.
My pocketbook which was lost a
few days ago, was returned to me
today by Mr. J. C. York, who found
it, and I feel it my duty to public
ly thank him for his honesty, thru
the columns of the Journal, and by
this method I do so.
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