The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 05, 1911, Image 1

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Accident Occurs Near the Water Company's Pumping Station
Where He Was Engineer.
At about 8:30 Sunday morning
Burlington train No. 6 arrived at the
station a halt hour late, when the
engineer reported a man lying dead
near the pump house, a half mile
north of the station. Sheriff Qulnton
was at once notified and with a party
of men with Conductor Johnson and
the switch crew and an engine and
baggage car went to the place where
the corpse lay and found the dead
man to be Oscar G. Wanderholm,
who has been In the employ of the
Plattsmouth Water company as engi
neer at the pumping station. In the
absence of the coroner the sheriff
empaneled a jury of the following
named gentlemen: Carl Weber, Sam
Archer, Henry Zuckweller, N. K.
Peoples, Nelson Jean and Jesse War
ga, who viewed the corpse and the
surroundings. Evidently the man
had been struck by a west bound
train, as the corpse lay about a hun
dred feet north of where the coffee
had been thrown out of his dinner
pail. He was lying about six feet
west of the track with bis head to
the south. Roth legs were broken,
his skull on the left side of the head
crushed, and the neck appeared to
be broken. The body was then taken
to -M. llilil's undertaking establish
ment, where Dr. J. S. Livingston ex
amined the body In the presence of
the Jury, finding the injuries as above
described. The inquest was then post
poned until 9 o'clock Monday morn
ing, so that the crew of No. 15, the
engine of which train was supposed
to have struck and killed the man,
could be present.
On Monday morning, when the
hearing was resumed, the train crew
of No. 1.", being J. If. Uocker, con
ductor; A. N. Young, engineer and
S. M. Palis, fireman, were present
and sworn, and each testified that
they were running about eight
minutes late Sunday morning, that
the train was running at about thirty
five miles per hour, west bound on
the east bound track, that at the
curve where the body was found the
wind whipped the smoke and steam
about the engine cab, and that Mr.
Wunderholm was not seen by any of
The remains of Mrs. Sarah Jane
Brantner arrived Saturday night on
the midnight Missouri Pacific train
and were taken to the residence of
the deceased lady's granddaughter,
Mrs. A. J. Beeson, from which place
they were taken to the M. E. church
and the funeral service held yester
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted
by Rev. W. L. Austin.
The music was furnished by a quar
tet of ladles consisting of Mrs. H. E.
Wescott, Miss Etha Crabill, Miss
Zelma Tuey and Mrs. R. B. Hayes.
Three familiar hymns, favorites of
the deceased, were sung, being:
"Jesus Lover of My Soul," "Rock of
Ages," and "Aselep In Jesus."
Interment was made at Oak Hill
eemetery by the side of her husband,
who died some years ago. The pall
bearers were: Henry Mauzy, Mike
llauzy, James Selvers, A. S. Will,
Andy Snyder and W. K. Fox.
Notwithstanding the Intensely
cold day a good sized audience of old
time neighbors and friends of the de
ceased assembled at the church at
the hour of the funeral. The floral
offerings by the Ladles' Aid society
of the church and also by the Social
Workers attested the very high
esteem In which this estimable lady
was held by those whom she had
known In life.
Commissioners Meet Today.
From- Tuesday's Dally
Commissioner C. R. Jordan, of
Alvo, arrived last evening and will
convene the board of commissioners
this morning for the last time as
chairman of the beard during his
first term. At the next session of the
board Commissioner Swltzer will pass
to the head of the desk, while Com
missioner Jordan will whirl around
to tho foot again.
the crew. After deliberating for
almost an hour the Jury brought In
a verdict that "the man came to his
death by being struck by a C. D. &
Q. engine, running west on the east I
bound track."
The deceased is survived by his
wife and daughter, about fourteen
years of age; also his mother, Mrs.
Christina Wanderholm, of Sham
baugh, Iowa, and two brothers,
Hiram, of Essex, Iowa, and Charles
Wanderholm, of Camden, Washing
ton. Mr. Wanderholm came to Platts
mouth from Omaha about one year
ago, and was the engineer of the
water plant, running the engine and
pump at Its station. He was a faith
ful employee, always punctual at his
tasks, using the best of judgment
about all of his work. He was on
hi3 way to the pumping station at the
time he was run down by the engine.
He had often cautioned his wife
about going to the station, telling her
that on the east bound track at the
"hour he went to his work was always
unsafe. But the orders fur the west
bound train on Sunday morning had
been changed on account of two
freights being on the west bound
track at that time. Mr. Wanderholm's
funeral occurred in Omaha this after
noon. The Omaha Pee yesterday In re
porting the accidental death of Mr.
Wanderholm. says: "Mr. Wander
holm was for many years a resident
of Omaha. He was formerly em
ployed as engineer at the Hoard of
Trade building."
The remains were taken to Omaha
on the early train this morning, ac
tompnn'ed by Mr3. Wanderholm and
daughter, Mrs. Wanderholm's sister,
Mrs. J. F. Anderson and husband, of
Essex, Iowa, and Mr. Wanderholm's
brother, H. Wanderholm, of Essex,
Iowa. The mother of the deceased
was unable to attend the funeral of
her son.
Mr. Carl Weber and Mr. August
Peln also accompanied the remains to
Omaha, where the funeral was to
take place from the Jackson under
taking establishment this afternoon.
Restrained Under Incbrlute Law.
A complaint was lodged with the
Cass county board of Insanity by Jno.
C. Schlater, of Louisville, charging
his son Edward, with being an Inebri
ate and praying an inquiry. Deputy
Sheriff Manspeaker went out last
evening and brought the young man
in and a hearing was had before the
board this morning at the sheriff's
office. Cam Seybert and F. W. S.
Schlater were subpoenied as wit
nesses and appeared and gave evi
dence. Young Schlater did not resist
the complaint and seemed willing to
go to the hospital at Lincoln. A sim
ilar complaint was made against him
last spring, and the order made and
the accused paroled by the board
during good behavior.
A new complaint was filed Blnce
Edward has violated his parole and
the findings of the board were for
the complainant, and the young man
was taken to Lincoln this afternoon.
Jim Hoover Has a Grievance.
In Louisville precinct for the office
of road overseer James M. Hoover
claims he was not given a fair shake
by the Louisville election board and
that votes cast for him were not
counted, and as a result Jacob Kelser
received the sheepskin. Mr. Hoover
bases his claim to the office on the
failure of the election board to count
a number of votes for him where his
name had been written on the ballot
and tho voter failed to place an X
after the name written. He says that
in writing the name on the ballot It
clearly showed the Intention of the
voter and that such votes should have
been counted for hlra Louisville
Parcels Vost Lecture Pontponed.
Mr. E. II. Wescott, Becertary of the
Commercial club, received a 'phone
message from Mr. P. P. Fodrea last
evening, stating that on account of
the serious illness of his wife, he
would have to postpone his visit to
Plattsmouth to a later date.
Holiness Meeting.
The members of the Holiness con
gregation, of this city, will hold a
series of meetings this week, com
mencing w ith tonight and continuing
every evening throughout this week.
The services will begin each evening
at 7:30 and will be held at the homes
of the members of the congregation.
Tonight they w ill meet with Grandma
In speaking of the death of Mrs.
Dudley, well known In Plattsmouth,
and an account of which appeared
In the Journal several days since, the
Havelock Times says:
"After a lingering Illness extend
ing over many months, Mrs. Abble
Flansburg Dudley passed to her re
ward Friday, December 23.
"Mrs. Dudley was born January 8,
18o2, at Saratoga, N. Y., and at an
early age was taken by her parents
to Illinois and Jater, in 1872, settled
In Cass county, where in 1875 she
married Edward J. Dudley. For a
number of years they have been resi
dents of Havelock,
"The deceased left, in addition to a
husband, two sons and one daughter,
a brother and two sisters, and a host
of warm and loving friends.
"At en early age tho deceased
united with the Methodist church,
but more recently she joined the
Christian church, of which denomina
tion she was a member at tho time of
her demise.
"The funeral was hold Monday
from the M. E. church and the ser
vices conducted by Rev. T. A. Hull.
Interment was at Wyuka cemetery."
Farmers' Mutual Ins. Co. Meeting.
The annual meeting of the Farm
ers' Mutual Fire and Live Stock In
surance Company of Cass County, Ne
braska, Is called to meet at the Hell
school houso In district number 88,
on Saturday, January 7th, 1911, at
1:30 p. m.,-frr tho purpose of elect
ing officers for the coming year, and
transacting such other business that
may come before the meeting.
Jacob Trltsch, President.
J. P. Falter, Secretary.
Yesterday morning about 6:30,
Mrs. Levi Goldlng while dressing her
self preparatory to beginning the day,
became dizzy and fell on tho floor.
Her son Byron was asleep In the next
room, and he being deaf did not hear
her fall, and his mother could not
acquaint him with her need for help.
Mr. Golding finally recovered suffi
ciently to drag herself Into her son's
room, but could not rise or use her
lower limbs. She managed to tug at
the bed clothes sufficent to awaken
him, when he also arose, and placed
Mrs. Goldlng on the bed and sum
moned a physician.
The doctor at first thought the In
jury was that of a broken hip, but on
a more thorough examination such
was found not to be the case.
About three weeks ago Mrs. Gold
,Ing slipped and fell on the ice, and
the next day she fell down a flight of
Etalrs, but sustained no Injuries
which were apparent at the time, be
yond a few bruises.
She now complains of pain In her
lower limbs, and has lost the use of
her limbs. She can take nourishment
and her eon thought she was some
better this morning. Mrs. Goldlng Is
may be the natural falling of physl
now seventy-two years of age, and It
cal powers, her son thinks. He wired
his brother yesterday and expected
him' to arrive this morning.
Starts tho New Year Right.
Robert Shrader and his son, Mont,
of near Nchawka, were In the city to
day on business and gave the Journal
a call. And while here Mont added
his npme to our large Nchawka list
of patrons, which shows that he Is
starting out on the new year about
rlirht. The young man has Just at
tained his twenty-first year, Is a voter
and his own man until he enters the
matrimonial state, to which event we
happened to mention, and caused him
to blush a little. Come again, gentle
men. Jako Ilild drove in from his farm
In Eight Mile Grove pieclnct today
and attended to aomo business with
the Plattsmouth merchants.
The New Superintendent of the
Plattsmouth Schools a Fine
. The board of education of Platts
mouth held a meeting last evening at
which time they accepted the resig
nation of Supt. Gamble and elected
Supt. N. C. Abbott, of the institute
for the blind, of this city, as the
superintendent of their schools. He la
to take charge of tho schools on the
7th, which naturally necessitates a
rapid change in the affairs of the in
stitution for the blind, which Is to bo
In charge of County Superintendent
R. C. King, who will be appointed
some time next week and will take
charge of the school on the 7th so as
to enable Superintendent Abbott to
get out and get to Plattsmouth to
take charge of the schools at that
place when they open on the 9th.
Supt. Abbott and King had a talk
with Gov. Aidrich this morning,
oer the 'phone, and County Superin
tendent R. C. King will tile his resig
nation to take effect on the 5th of
January. Ho will go to Uncoln on
the Cth and get an order for tho
beard of trustees to turn over the
affairs of the institute for tho blind
to him on the 7th. Supt. Abbott will
leave nt oiue for Plattsmouth and
take charge of the affairs at that
plure. Mr. King and Mrs. King
diked Mrs. Abbott to remain a week
or more to assist them In tho matter
of getting things properly transferred
without anything out of tho ordinary
occurring. So the transfer of the
nffalr3 of the institute will be done
In a quiet manner and none except
those who aro aware there is a
change will notice anything out of
the usual.
, Supt. Abbott has certainly won
honors since ho took charge of tho
affairs of the Institute and brought it
up to the highest standard that it has
ever known. Ho Is one of the ablest
educators In the slate and tho good
people of Plattsmouth have reason to
bo proud of having secured his ser
vices. In the affairs at the institute
Mr. Abbott has been ably assisted in
j the management by his most estima
ble wire, who is one of the nicest
Indies In the land and as matron,
saw to It that everything possible
was done for the unfortunates who
attended the school during the past
two years. She Is highly educated
and a most pleasing lady. There Is
a great satisfaction In knowing that
In the transfer of the Institute to
Supt. King It Is one of the best things
I that could have happened because ho
will maintain the high standard and
will be ably assisted by his wife, as
matron Nebraska City News.
From Wednesday's Dally,
Judge Archer's court had one com
plaint for drunkenness Hied yester
day, and this was not a resident of
Plattsmouth. One Charles Miller,
who had been working at Fremont,
finished his year's work at that place
last week and started for dry terri
tory, expoctlng to Btop off at Vallsca,
Iowa, and take employment there,
and arriving In Plattsmouth, tho last
point at which he could slack his
thirst for the ardent, the unfortunate
fellow took on board more than he
could tote and fell Into the clutches
of the law.
The Judge gave him five dollars
and costs, which Miller did not have
tho money to pay, nor did he have
sufficient to liquidate for his trans
portation over the river, and In con
sequence of such deficit he will tarry
with Mr. Manspeaker for a period of
six days, and by that time it is hoped
that the ico on the river will bo of
sufficient thleknesB to bear a man'B
Married at Dallas.
Mr. Silas Jacks and bride arrived
today from Dallas, South Dakota, and
will visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Anbury Jacks, for a time. Mr. and
Mrs. Jacks, Jr., were married yester
day at Dallas and are taking their
wedding trip, after which they will
be at home on their farm a few miles
north of Dallas.
Governor Shallenberger and Membera cf the Legislature Who
Supported the Law Feel Greatly Elated Over the Decision.
A member of the Journal family
having been a member of the legisla
ture that passed the guarantee bank
law, It makes us feel good to know
that the United States supreme court
has decided In faor of tne common
people, most of whom favored the
measure. The following editorial
from the World-Herald meets our
endorsement so well that we appro
priate the entire article In reference
to the action taken upon the matter:
"Governor Shallenberger has good
occasion to rejoice In the Uecesion of
the United States supreme court,
which ha3 held constitutional tho Ne
braska law for the gauranty of bank
deposl.s. Because of his early and
enthusiastic advocacy of this meas
ure, because ho mado It tho "para
mount Issuo" lu his campaign two
years ago, and because of the
thoughtful and able assistance ho lent
In tho formulating of the law. Gov
ernor Shallenberger might Justly be
called tho father of guaranteed de
posits In Nebraska.
"The members of tho legislature
who passed the law, and Judge Al
bert, who gave the assistance of a
learned and alert legal mind to its
draMng, have bIko i t anon for re
joicing, fo, by tho same token, have
the rank and tile of Nebraska demo
crats, as well bb tho thousands of re
publicans who patriotically Joined
with the democrats at the polls to
elect a governor and a legislature
who would make this great measure
of reform a law of tho state.
"It Is the Irony of politics that the
establishing of the system of guaran
teed deposits In this state must now
(o:i!' from an -.administration repre
senting a party that has opposed It.
It would be better for the law, better
The annual meeting of the Ep
worth League, which Is held always
at Sunnyside, was given on Saturday,
New Year's eve, and was largely at
tended Ly members of the society and
their friends.
The rooms were tastefully decorat
ed with pepper berries and orange
blossoms from California. During
the time the guests were assembled
Mr. C. E. Wescott regaled the com
ers with a few cholco selections on
the phonograph.
The program was under the man
agement of Miss Zelma Tuey, who
opened the entertainment by having
Miss Violet Freeso give a vocal solo.
This was followed by Mr. Don York,
who Bang, "Mavourneen" In his usual
pleasing style.
A reading by Mrs. R. II. Hayes
brought forth applauso both for the
happy manner In which It was given
as well as for the sentiment expressed
touching the New Year.
Piano solos were rendered by Miss
Mina Thlerolf and Miss Jennie Tuey,
the latter being a teacher of music In
Redfleld college, South Dakota.
The annual address was delivered
by Mr. C. A. Rawls, and was entitled,
"A Review," and was up to the usual
high Btandard which that gentleman's
discourses achieve.
The entertainment was brought to
a happy close by a short address by
Rev. W. L. Ausiln, on tho topic of
"Watch the Old Year Out Meeting."
Tho entertainment was thoroughly
enjoyed by all present and adjourned
to meet one year hence.
Andy Snyder Reports Mortgage.
Register of Deeds Andy Snyder has
filed his annual report with the coun
ty clerk, showing farm mortgages
filed during the year of 1910 to be
241 In number, aggregating !n
amount the sum of $519,532, and of
tho same kind relcasod the number
was 197, and aggregating the sum of
On city property there were filed
during the year 112 mortgages,
amounting to $95,052, while there
were city mortgages released to the
number of 116 and In the iura of
for the people of Nebraska, If this
law could be guided through its early
years by the hands of loyal demo
cratic friends. Since this Is not to be,
we can only look hopefully toward
Governor Aldrlch and those republi
can officials who will bo associated
with him in putting this policy Into
effect. They have it In their power,
perhaps, If not to wreck at least to
cripple, by hostilo administration,
this popular enactment. They cannot
fall to he sensible of the fact, how
ever, that it represents what the peo
ple of Nebraska want, and that any
hesitancy or , disloyalty In its strict
and Impartial and honest enforce
ment would bo disloyalty to the peo
ple. "Municipal and state and national
deposits, as well na the deposits of
many largo corporations, are already
guaranteed, some by utautory law,
others by private agreement. The
guaranty Inw merely gives to tho
great body of tho people, who Indi
vidually are too weak to demand and
obtain this protection from the banks,
the same degree of safeguard that the
big depositors and tho public deposit
ors have. So far ns Is possible, it
places all depositors on nn equality.
"The Nebraska statute was careful
ly and conservatively framed. Wisely
and fuiiiy administered It will prove
an unmixed blessing to the state. Tho
sneering campaign cry that a demo
cratic legislature could not draft a
constitutional law has been given the
lie by tho BUpremo court of the
United States. It now remains to be
seen whether a republican htaio
administration can give as excellent
service to tile people In making thl.-s
law nn actuality its a ilemoevntlc leg
l.sluttue pave In framing and passing
From Tuesday's Pally
The Journal experienced a narrow
eseapo of great loss from the burst
ing of a water-pipe last night, be
tween 8 and II o'clock. Tho accident
happened about an hour after U. A.
Hates had, locked up and gone home,
and had It not been for J. C. Throop,
our linotype operator, who had Just
come In on the Missouri Pacific train
from tho south, and who came direct
to the office, finding the door locked
and the floor covered with water, the
accident would have proved a serious
one In the way of damaged stock, etc.
As soon as he could reach a telephone
he apprised R. A. of the condition
of things, and he Immediately rushed
to the office, and he, together with
Mr, Throop, on Investigation found
that the pipe on the upper floor, occu
pied by the Olson Photograph com
pany, had burst and water was run
ning through tho ceiling In several
places. Mr. Hlatt, of the photograph
company, was also sent for and ar
rived as soon as possible and assisted
In the stay of the Hood. The water
was turned off as soon as possible
and before any great damage had
been done, with the exception of a
few bundles of paper which had be
come pretty well soaked. Hut had It
not been for the timely, and we might
say, accidental, arrival of Mr. Throop,
there Is no telling what the damage
might have been.
Will Admeasure Dower.
Charles L. Graves, as attorney for
Jcj-se Dysert, recently commerced :i
it u it In the district court against
Nari'V J. Dysert and fifteen other de
fendants In which tho pialutirt seeks
t) 1 the dower and homestead
rkht of .Mrs. Dysert a Jinoa.trcd iiTa"
farm of about one hundred and forty
Ri yhs near Union.
H.c plaintiff alleges as u reason for
his cult that he desires to purchase
tho Interests of all of tho heirs, exclu
sive cf the dower aud homostcad
right, of James Dysert, deceased, an t
that the heirs desire to tell their In- j
toreflls. And In order U' sell the land: ;
Mrs. Dysert'i Interest shoull be
certained. j