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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THTTRSDAY, APRIL 20, 1922.
A BRIGHT AND
SUNSHINE BRINGS OUT
NUMBERS TO THE VARIOUS
CHURCHES OF CITY.
Easter dav was one that was
bright and cheerful and the weather
brought the long desired sunshine to
l l 111 1 1 lilt tlLV UUU IU -JCUIJIC IU ir-
joice and pay honor to the Master in
their various houses of worship and
o-i .i.nrin,. f t v, a .! q rr
untU the even hour the church bells!
called the good men and women from J and also at this service Miss Thelma
their affairs of the world together in 'Hudson sang a solo number that
the church to worship at the throne, added to the service.
of the ri3en Savior of mankind and
lift up their voices in songs of re
joicing and hope that has been giv
en mankind through the sufferings
and death of the Christ.
At the First Presbyterian church
the day was one of unusual beauty
and impressiveness and at the morn
ing service the church was filed to
its utmost capacity by the worship
ers. Mr. Zion Commandry Xo. 5.
Knights Templar, in their handsome
uniforms, added a touch of unusual
impressiveness to the scene at this
service as the members made their
Easter communion. The Knights
Templar were accompanied to the
church by the members of Cass chap
ter. Order of DeMolay and the bright
and pleasing countenances of these
young men were an inspiring part of
the service as they participated in
the rejoicing over the triumph of
the Christ over the powers of death.
The church was lavishly decorated
with the Easter lillies and flowers
that made the platform and the choir
section of the chureh a bower of
floral beauty. The choir of the
church gave the anthem "Victory."
by Ira Bishop Wilson, as well as
the hymns "Christ, the Lord, is Risen
Today" and "Lift Up. Lift Up Your
Voices Now." Edna Marshall Eaton,
whose beautiful voice hijs"u,so--often
charmed the music lovers of the city,
si-ifc most diarmingly the olo:.'Opn
the Gates of the Temple." and which
was a most fitting greeting of the
Easter day. At this service the pas
tor held baptismal service and also
received into the church fifteen mem
bers. Rev. H. G. McClusky took' as
the subject of his sermon "The Con
quest of the Grave," and which car
ried as its thodght the lesson of the
salvation of mankind in the death
and resurrection of the Christ.
the evening at this church was pre
nuicu vs aa pre-
sented the cantata. "The Resurrec- .
tion " which gave the splendid train-;
ed voices of the singers an ample
opportunity 01 demonstrating in song
the story of the Easter day with
solos, trios, quartet and chorus num
bers that proved a most fitting cli
max of the Easter service.
The Methodist Episcopal church
was well filled at the morning and
pvpnfnir services bv the worshiter3 to
pay their tribute to the Savior of
Man. and two well arranged services
were given in the morning and even-;
ing. At the morning service, Rev.
John Calvert, pastor of the church.
gave one or his earnest, thoughtful
and inspiring sermons in which he
took the thought of the day and car
ried it into the hearts of his hearers
that they might more thoroughly
understand what the dawn of Easter
meant in the lives of mankind. Don
C. York at this service sang very
beautifully "God, My Father, Why
Hast Thou Forsaken Me?" by Du
Bois. There were four adults to join
their lives with the church at this
service and a number of the children
will be received in the church later.
The evening service was given over
to the musical program of the even
ing in the cantata "From Gethsem
ane to Calvary," which was present
ed by the splendid choir of the
church under the direction of Mrs.
E. II. Wescott. and the beautiful
voices of the choir membership por
trayed most vividly the story of the
death and triumphant resurrection of
the Savior. Miss Mabi Lee Copen
"haver also gave a special number
from "The Messiah" by Hayden. "I
Know That .My Redeemer Liveth."
The St. Luke's Episcopal church
observed the day with the usual
beautiful service for the Easter cele
bration of the church and tbe in
terior of the church was made very
attractive with the Easter lillies and
other flowers that added to the beau
tv of the scene. Tiie celebration of
the Holy Eucharist was attended by
the members of the church and spec
ial numbers by the choir of the
church added to the beauty of tbe
service and the administering of the
communion. The rector. Father W.
S. Leete spoke very ably on the mes
sage of the day and its meaning in
the lives of those who had felt the
lesson of the teaching of the Chris
tian faith. At this service the cross
bearer, Edward Patterson, was pre
sented with a handsome medal for
his five years of faith :::1 service to
the church and its people. In the
evening the confirmation class was
received by Bishop E. V. Shayler.
The St. John's Catholic church ob
served the day with the usual serv
ices of the. church in honor of the
resurrection, the altars of the church
being lavishly decorated with Easter
lillies and roses amidst which the
.candles glowed and made a sceneof
rarest charm for the adoration of
the risen Savior. The Rev. H. F.
Haulkop, paBtor of the church, gave
.sermons at the two masses at 8:30
'and 10:30 dealing with the subject
I of the resurrection. At the earlier
(hour there were an unusually large
number of communicants. The choir
gave the new mass by Singezenberg
' er, and with a solo number by Miss
i Teresa Weber. "O Salutaris" for the
benediction. The church wis largely;
allenaetI al ail lne services.
i iic . ii i ULinu tuuiLii iue er-
jvice in the morning was devoted to
I the rendition of. the Easter anthem
I by the choir and the very able ser
"mon by the pastor. Rev. A. G. Hallo-
well, on the lessons of the day. The
: evening service was marked by the
program given by the Bible school
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vuiiuicu u r uiv.il jtnuiia luc
1 resurrection as well as the benevo -
lence of the church were brought out
in thi ntaviet presented hv th tittle
folks of the intermediate department
IN TWELVE HOUR DAY
Team Owners and Workers Stick to
tbe Job Throughout the Day
at New Tonrist Park.
From Monday's Dailv.
Proponents of the eight-hour-day
had no place in the loyal band of
workers' who were gathered at the
new tourist park on Washington
avenue Saturday to participate in the
work of grading and leveling up the
From early morning till late at
night the eight teamsters kept their
horses on the go. while numerous
workers loaded, dumped and leveled
up the soil that is to form the ground
work for a beautiful coat of green a
season hence. To those ex-service
men present it seemed much like the
army life when they were on the go
from revilie to taps sixteen hours or
more a day and seven days a week.
But, withal, everyone regarded it as
an opportunity of rendering aid in
the beautifying of our city and their
time was gladly given.
: The work progressed -nicely na an.
exceptionally large amount of dirt
was moved. There still remains a
man-sized job to be accomplished and
in order to further the work business
men of the city propose to take a day
off this week and do their part in
the work nf e-ettine the errounds in
shape for the tourists who will pass!wn gratification that the church
through our citv during the coming ; here would have the continued serv
five or six months, as well as nrovide ! ice of Father Leete. Bishop Shayler
a suitable recreation and playground ;
piui iui imuiu uuu uuu.i-t.
snot for the crildren and adults aur-
ing the heated season when the joyiaaru t au.ers,im. me laiimui nine
of getting outdoors will completely ! cross bearer of the church, has for
eclipse that of remaining inside. the past five years given to the par-
Th u-nrk ia cufh that ovorv nnh-.
lie spirited citizen can well afford to (example for all of the church mem
join in wholehearted co-operation. I bers as this young man has not miss
end when it is done, the result will ed a service save when confined to
far more than offset the labor involv-jbis home by sickness and then only
ed, both in appearance and in the-a&ainst his protest, as he desired to
resultant advertising it will give the carry on his part in the service.
(city among those tourists who are'
; traveling the length and bredth
(Our fair land.
BRCTTV LID ME I'CIl
JUL I I I llUltlL IfLLf
DING AT EAGLE
Miss Laura Vickers and
Lanning Married at Home of
Bride's Brother Wednesday
From Tu.Jay'ii Dn
A pretty home wedding took place
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Vickers in Eagle on Wednesday even
ing of last week, when their sister.
Miss Laura Gladys Vickers became
the bride of Orin William Lan
Preceding the ceremony
nice Vickers. niece of the bride, sang,
"I Love You Truly," the accompani-
ment being played by her sister,
Muriel. As the wedding march from '
Lohengrin was played by Miss Muriel j
ivtveit. nit; ui iuf aciuiuuauiru
Marie Vickers, met the bridegroom in j
the living room, where the ceremony
ing room, where the ceremony :
was periormea oy ine ev. air. i-ap-thorn.
The double ring ceremony
was used. Little Iola Jacobmeier, a
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on a white satin cushin.
The bride wore a white organdie
gown and coronet bridal veil, and
PQrriArl u chnuor hmmnct f hrirlc
and sweet peas. The flower .
girls wore pink silk voile dresses and f
carried the flowers in white baskets.
The rlnir bearer was dressed in nink
L 5, , " dreS6ed iD pink
her flower erirls. Lucile Leeslev and'tnom.nf f mo, k , !
crepe de chine they were assisted by Mre. p j MAKES CHANGE Iff BUSUIJ
charge of the guest room. Miss Eva J daU.. hf JL" 'J The firm of Bach & Libershal. the
Pierce presided in the gift room. dorlu5 n tKr JZXtler Main street grocers, has dis
The ices were bell shaped and were, JfJSSl ?abWt. ?ell 1 lwd Ptnership. Mr. Frank J.
served with cakes by three little .At I .SilbK hour a Kl?' fth X S
Ir,s- two-course luncheon was served iniand the 'iatereets of both the Main
The bride is the youngest daugh- tte dininl room the tlbfe inV ar ! Btre6t and South S5de stores te5cg
terof Mrs. Mary Vickers and has liv- Tith ver by August G. Bach, who
ed in Eagle all her life. She is a
eraduate of the Eagle high school
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eittr Pnr th naot th roo nnrt n half!
sity. For the past three and a
years she has been with the Farmers
State bank in Eagle.
Mr. Lanning is the youngest son
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lannlng of
Eagle. He attended the Eagle school.
After a wedding trip in eastern
Iowa Mr. and Mrs. lAnning will
make their home on f heir fans south
BISHOP E. V. SHAY
LER VISITS SAINT
Head of Eastern Nebraska Diocease
Conducts Celebration of Sacra
ment of Confirmation.
From Monday's Daily.
The St. Luke's Episcopal church
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"ea ol e " v ch.vioV
1 braska, Rt. Rev Ernest . Shay ler
of Omaha, and the church was filled
. . . ,
1 wit.l th members of the parish and
' fJdents of the city to participate in
the service and to hear the message
, of . h Easter day that the distin-
was bringing with
The choir of the church assisted in
the impressive service that was to
bring into touch with the life of the
Master those of the confirmation
class by the administration of the
sacrament of confirmation. The class
was presented to the bishop by Fath
er W. S. Leete and the service of the
laying on of hands celebrated by the
bishop. - There were eleven in the
The church was very handsomely
decorated for the service as the beau
tiful Ea6ter lillies, emblamatic of
the risen Lord, were placed upon
the altar, while the glowing candles
added a touch of charm to the scene.
At the conclusion of the confirma
tion services Bishop Shayler address
ed briefly the members of the con-
I fi Tm ntlnn nlnec ri ntincr nut tn thm
the opportunity of growing richer in
grace through the spirit of the Risen
Master who had purchased for man
kind salvation, and pointed out the
mystery of life as shown by the
Easter lilly, that from a dried and
weathered bulb, was born anew in
the earth and became a beautiful
flower that carried all the beauty of
the goodness of God.
Bishop Shayler in
pressed his pleasure
tbe members of the
Luke's church and
his sermon ex
at being with
parish of St.
in his remarks
gave words of commendation to the
members of the choir for their faith-
fal service. and -also, paid a tribute
to the splendid work of Father Leete
as rector of the parish, and congratu
lated the members of the parish on
the fact that they had insisted on
the beloved rector remaining here
when he had received calls from oth
er cities. The bishop expressed his
pointed out to the members of
luc pi" opicnum ocmtco mat.
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isn a aevoiion mai snouia oe an
me cnurcn yesieraay morning
Oi , presenieu nie nine cross nearer wun
ia medal of appreciation of his ser
I In his sermon Bishop Shayler took
! up the thought of the necessity of
I the spirit of Christ in the heart of
'mankind to settle the problems of
the day, citing as cases of unjustness
the oppression that the coal miners
had felt from the mine owners and !
the impossibility of securing a living
under their conditions, of the atti-;
tude of the French nation toward
their foes and other nations that
checked the progress of universal
The vanquishing of death, the last
of the foes of the world, as exempli
fied by the story of the death on the
cross, the burial and the triumphant
victory over the bonds of hell and
death "by the Savior was pointed out'PP16 -PbDly be given cred-
the bishop as the dawning of a 4t.8 J tneir st.ud,wt.a"'wh'vJli
t,o.- h,v for th- riQ t hr. Sive them an incentive for working.
new dav for the neoDle of the world
who in the glory of the love of Christ
might find eternal life beyond the
grave. Through their love of the
Master and the true Christian spirit
in their hearts would come the ad-:
earth and make clear the way to the
entrance into the life everlasting
entrance into the life everlastinc
CELEB RATES BIRTHDAY
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uv 10ms speni xne lime
very pleasantly in games in which j
i ranged with decorations of Easter
eggs, 'bunnies and little chicks and
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me iugc uii tuuav ttiit; uccupy-
inS the place of honor with its ten
glowing candles. Mrs. Caldwell was
assisted in serving by Mrs. E. P.
Lutz and Mrs. L. D. Hiatt of Mur
ray. In nonor of the event Miss Jean
received a number of very "beautiful
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SEEKS RESTRAINING ORDER
Prom Tuesday- Dally.
In the district court yesterday a
restraining order -was secured in the
case of Alfred B. Hass vs. Benjamin
Turner, and which involves the old,
old subject of neighborhood contro
versy, that of the setting up of a
fence. The plaintia in tbe rase seeks
.to enjoin the defendant from placing
a fence on the lines .that separate
the properties of Che two parties,
claiming that the fence is interfer
ing with .the rights of the plaintiff.
The merits of the case will be thresh
ed out before Judge Eegley.
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DRIVEN OUT, IS
Part of Clean-Up Campaign Includes
Waging War on Rodents that
Cause Heavy Losses.
One of the features of the "Clean
Up" campaign that will he launched
here the first week in May will be
the drive against his ratship over
the city with the intention of mak
ing the pest of rats unknown in the
community. The public has suffered
a great deal from the depredations
of the rats and especially in the
business section of the city where
the rhodents are grown to good size
and are evidently of the sewer va
riety. One of the spots that has flourish
ed as a breeding place of the annoy
ing animals is the old Gem theatre
building on Main street, where it is
reported the rats maintain their
headquarters and from there have
spread into the other buildings along
It is thought that the plans will
call for prizes for the largest num
ber of rats exterminated and a en-j
eral effort be made to wipe out the
A number of the residents nearj
the mouth of the sewer on Washing-!
ton avenue report that the sewer i
ruts that infest that portion of the
city can be seen racing back and
forth from.-tbe" ef &wotibJ to- tiie
i adjacent residences and with the re
suit that the pest has become very
annoying. In a number of the busi
ness houses the rats have made their
way from the sewer into the cellars
and from there have carried on their
depredations. A concerted drive on
the rats should result in their being
practically wiped out and the motto
for the next few weeks will be "Get
IN MEETING AT
THE CITY HALL
Other Activities Prevent Many Frcm
Attending Clean Up Meeting
But Interest is Keen.
from Tuesday's Dally.
The conference meeting held
regard to the clean up -campaign
Which was held last evening at the
council chamber in the city hall was
one filled with much interest for
I .1 1 J .1 . V n
ization work started to reach into
every branch of cine activities. Chief
among the plans for the work was
the organization of the puMic
schools into an active unit with Su
perintendent G. E. DeWolfe as the
head of the movement and which will
embrace the teachers and iphpils of
the schools. For their activities in
the clean up campaign the young
In addition to this a number of the
merchants have expressed a willing
1 ness to give suitable prizes for indi
vidual work that will give the young-
ste? a reaI rew?ra J??"?-
The matter of neat and appropri
i ee Ign of w(eIcomlf J e e0nf"
.of the Clt? of ac.h ,of the. aen,ues
j was discussed and J. m. JUCAiaKen
I selected as the chairman of the com
mittee that will have charge of the
nark work and general beautifica-
tion of the city in the camPaJS11- For
I the head of .the branch of the cam-
paign to rid the city oi rais anu oin
er T.eStS Councilman JOIin J. XSm-
tain was named ana win gei in xoucu
with the Omaha authorities to learn
of their plan of campaign.
is well known .to the patrons of the
stores as a very clever gentleman
and a splendid business man with
Whom it is a pleasure to deal. Mr.
Libershal has not as yet decided in
what tusiness he will engage.
School days mean school supplies.
The Jonmal has a large line of pen
cils, tablets, pens and all necessaries
for the students. All prices. Call
and look them over.
SHOPS TO BE
NEW SEWERAGE SYSTEM WILL
COST NEAR ?13.C00 OTH
ERS m SIGHT.
Trim Tutsnay-'B Ia!iy
The Burlington shops in this city
are now receiving some additions
that will go far toward making the
shops neat and right up to the min
ute in the facilities for getting out
work as well as in protecting the
company property from the wash of
heavy rain. To care for the wast wa
ter that sometimes overflows the
ditches in the shop yards, the com
pany is placing a line of large con
crete tubular sewers that will be
ample to Randle the water and in
addition to the present system will
tare for twice the present amount of
water flowing through the yards.
The work of making the excavations
for the sewers will start at once and
will continue until all is in readi
ngs for .the laying of the large sew
er pipes that will be handled by
cranes as they weigh five tons each
and are the most durable and mod
ern sewerage pipe made. The cot of
the sewerage system will be at least
$13,000 and will when completed
make -tho Plattsmouth shop yards
tafe from any overflow of water.
In addition to the sewerage the
company is having the plans made
for the erection of a large 150 foot
concrete smokestack that will be
placed at the present power plant of
tbe TOmpany to care for an enlarge
ment of the power plant if it fhall
he decided upon. A large 250 horse
power water tubular boiler will be
placed at once in the shops to add
power to the plant there and which
is one of the most modern boilers
that can be secured. The new boiler
will be arranged so that desired oth
er unit of the power plants can be
added and when completed it will be
one of the most modern in any shop
of the company and will have stok
ers and patented ash conveyors that
will lesson the Manor -and. roaka more
convenient the 'handling of the busi
ness of the company.
THE BASE BALL
PARK AT ONCE
If Work is Completed in Time Game
will be Scheduled for Sunday
to Provide Work-Out.
Manager J. F. Wolff is planning
to have the base ball park placed in
first class condition as far as the
diamond and grounds are concerned
and will have some work done at
once toward making the ground less
likely to overflow from the rains and
to eliminate the water standing on
tlie diamond after each rain.
As the grounds are at present, af
ter the rains the water stands for
days in the hollows near first, second
and third base and while the other
portions of the diamond are easy to
dry out. these spots remain wet for
some time. It is the expectation
that the diamond will be made in
the turtle-back form to give the
height at the pitcher's box and the
drainage to the sides of the diamond
will tend to eliminate the condition
of waste water standing on the
If the work on the grounds can be
completed in time and the soil get
settled, it is thought that the team
will play a tryout game next Sun
day to get warmed up for the coming
season. The definite line-up of the
team has not been decided on as yet
and all the players on the squad will
be given full opportunity to show
their metal before the opening of
GETS INTO CLUTCHES OF LAW
From Mondaa Daily.
This morning the machinery of
Judge Beeson's court was busy en
tangling a story of booze and autos
as the court tried the complaint
against a number of the residents of
Murray and vicinity. Henry Rice was
charged with operating an auto
while under the influence of liquor
and which cost him $50 and the
trimmings, while Mont Schrader and
Jess Chambers drew $100 a piece
for having fliquor in their poi--sesion
The party was returning from Oma
ha and ran into the ditch north of
this city and while there was over
hauled by the officers who were out
on the scent of liquor and the se
quel to the story was the trial In
county court this morning.
CELEBRATES 78TH BIRTHDAY
From Monday's Daily.
Yesterdaj' August Bach, Sr., one
of the old and highly respected resi
dents of this city, celebrated his
seventy-eighth birthday at his home
in the south party of the city and
for the occasion the members of the
family gathered to assist him. MrB.
P. A. Welch and children and Mr.
and Mrs.- Phil Oberhausen "of Oma
ha joining the members of-the fam
GIVEN PLEASANT SURPRISE
b rom Monday's La lly.
The home cf Mr. and Mrs. .C. L.
Ilerger was the w-ene of a very pleas
ant birthday supper given 'in honor
of Miss Letitia Foster, chief opera
tor at the .telephone exchange, and
the occasion proved one of the great
est delight. The supper was featured
4y a large birthday cake which was
cut by the guest of honor and the
other members of the party allowed
to enjoy the dainties provided. Those
attending the supper were: Mrs. F.
D. Lf-nhoff. Mi.ss Tillie Lehnhoff,
Mrs. W. W. Wasley, Mr. and Mrs. C.
L. Ilerger, Mrs. Helen Wallick' and
son, Victor of Weeping Water and
Later in the evening a complete
surprise was staged by the "tele
phone bunch" and the evening pent
in the uual merrymaking. Miss Fos
ter was presented with a number of
gifts and at an appropriate hour
dainty refreshments were served.
CUMMINS IS MAR
RIED AT LINCOLN
Former Plattsmonth Girl Becomes a
Bride of Homer E. Grosbach
At Home of Parents.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Miss Mildred Cummins became the
bride of Homer E. Grosbach of Chi
cago at an attractive and simple
home wedding at 2 o'clock Monday
afternoon at the home of her par
ents, Dr. and Mrs. E. D. Cummins.
1959 South street. Prof. Frederick
A. Stuff read the marriage lines in
the presence of twenty-five friends
and relatives. Preceding the cere
mony there was music by Mr. and
Mrs. Louis Babst. sister and brother-in-law
of the bride. The service
took place in front of the fireplace
which was banked with ferns and
baskets of snapdragons, and the liv
ing room and dining room were deco
rated with pink roses. The bride wore
a gown of white canton crepe and
georgette,, with. a .corsage of sweet
heart rases and lavender sweet peas.
A reception followed the ceremony
and refreshments were served with
Mrs. Louis Babst and Mrs. C. A.
SShmidt of Blair' presiding at the
table. Mr. and Mrs. Grosrbach left for
an eastern wedding trip, following
which they will make their home in
Chicago where Mr. Grosbach is a
civil engineer. Mrs. Grisbach wore a
fuit of navy blue .with a black hat
for traveling. Both tine bride and
groom are graduates of the Univers
ity of Nebraska. Mr. Grosbach is a
edh of Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Grosbach
ot Wauneta. Out of town guests at
the wedding were Dr. and Mrs. F. L.
Cummins and Mrs. -Kitty Roberts.
Plattsmouth; Dr. and Mrs. H. H.
Grosbach. Wauneta, and Mrs. C. A.
Schmidt, Blair. Lincoln Star.
SECURE FHTE SPEAKER
The board of education has secur
ed as the commencement orator this
year, one of the aftlest speakers of
the state. Rev. Frank G. Smith of
the First Congregational church of
Omaha, and who is known as one of
the most forceful pulpit orators of
the west. The graduation exercises
will be held on Thursday evening.
May 25th. '
Here's a Suggestion!
Perhaps you have a hundred dollars
or more which you are holding for a pay
ment which will not fall due until six
months or more frcm now. If so, this
money will earn 4 interest here in a
It is a pretty good plan these days to
keep your money earning maximum interest.
The First NATIQXAL3ANK
THE BANK W HERR YOU FEEL AT HOME
Member Federal Reserve
PASSING OF A
OF THE WEST
Mrs. Rebecca Free of Council Bluffs
was one of the Fast Vanish
ing Types of Pioneers.
From Tuesday' Daily.
The rrce of strong luarted and
helpful women who have had a part
in the making of the gre::t wet is
fast vanishing from the ncene of
their earthly activities and it was
in that generation of the brave wo
men of the United States that Mrs.
Rebecca Free, who passed away a
few days ago at Council Bluffs, be
longed. Rebecca Watson was born in Ten
nessee at an early day and later re
moved to Kentucky where her par
ents located and where her girlhood
days were pent amid the sceneB of
the blue grass country. Later she
accompanied an older sister to the
state of Missouri where niie was mar
ried in 1SC0 to Mr. William Curray.
at the time when the first flames of
the coming civil war were beginning
to be felt in the western border
etates, and after a few brief years
of happiness the husband passed
away in 1866. Mrs. Curray then
came to make her home with her
brothers, Henry' and John Watson
in Nebraska. After her arrival in the
new state Mre. Curray was married
the second time to V. W. Free and
the family spent the greater part of
their lifetime in this portion of tie
west. Mrs. Free was the motlur of
seven children, two of whom have
preceded her in death.
The deceased lady was a devout
Christian all of her life and at the
age of 'fifteen years was united with
the Methodist church in which faith
he passed away. The immediate
family left to mourn ber death ore:
Mrs. W. T. Smith. Plattsmouth;
Mrs. Ella Watson of Bou'.der. Colo :
Mrs. Charles Winn of Council Bluffs.
Ia. ; Mrs. Albert A. Moose, Sickley,
Penn.; W. H. Free of Council Bluffs,
one feister, Mrs. M. A. Bu-sch. Oola
ton. South Dakota, one brother. Alex
Watson, Caleo, Missouri, twenty
graiKiChlldren and thirty-two great
HOLD BEAUTIFUL SERVICE
On Saturday afternoon at 4 o'
clock at the St. Luke's Episcopal
church was held a very beautiful
service and at which time there was
a Large number given the sacrament
of baptism by tbe rector of the
church. Father .W. S. Leete. The
church was also presented with a
beautiful lace altar cloth, presented
by Mrs. R. F, Patterson, and the lace
for which was brought frcm China
by Mrs. Floyd Harding, and the cloth
presented in memory of the mother
of the two ladies, the late Mrs.
George E. Dovey.
RECEIVES PLEASANT NEWS
Mrs. M. A. Street of this city has
just received the announcement ot
the fact that she is now bearing the
distinction of being a great grand
mother, a son and heir having ar
rived at the home cf her grandson
at Tacoma. Washington. The father
of the new 6on is a son of Walter
L. Street, who is well known to many
of the Plattsmouth and Weeping
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