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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1918.
Brakeman at Pacific Junction Is
Bragged Under Train and Suf
fers Only Minor Injuries.
Fiixin Friday's Dally.
The Glenwood Tribune of
Thursday gives the following ac
count of a miraculous escape
from death of a Burlington brake
inan at Pacific Junction Sunday
Caught under a freight train
while attaching an air brake hose,
dragged the length of ten ears and
losing the most of his clothing,
which was cut to pieces under the
train, E. I,., Cary of Lincoln, a
rakeman, escaped death in the
.Pacific Junction railroad yards
Sunday afternoon by almost a
liracle. His coat collar and part
f a .sleeve caught on a bar ami
kept him from being ground un
der the wheels. His wounds, a
deep cut. across Hie lop of th
head, another cut over the left
ar, badly sprained and bruised
wrists, besides a number of minor
eut.K and bruises, were dressed by
Dr. Bacon of Pacific Junction.
Cary had gone between two cars
to join the air brake hose. A
lMallsmoul.h engine, switching
carH across Ihe yards, pushed a
string of cars onto the switch
where Gary's train was standing.
The cars were pushed with such
force thai the train was shoved
ten car length?. Cary was knock
ed under the train. His clothing
caught under the car anil he was
dragged, rolling over and over.
Nearly all his clothes, with the ex
ception of his coat collar and a
part of the coat sleeve, were torn
off and ground under the wheels.
The shreds of clothes remaining
on Cary caught underneath the
car and held, dragging him help
lessly along until the cars came
to a standstill. While he was be
ing rolled over and over he pass
ed beneath two cars and was
dragged the length often cars.
An soon as the doctor was
through caring for his wounds he
was hurired to Lincoln, his home,
on the passenger train that had
waited forty minutes to take him. i
Instead of taking him uptown in
Lincoln. Ihe I rain slopped at the
outskirts, near Cary's home, and
he was carried to the house.
Trainmen at Pacific Junction
say they have heard of few
escapes mure miraculous than
that of Cary. Hubert Daly, a
Irainp near the scene, was the first
to call attention fu the accident.
He paw a sleeve from Cary's coat
being Hung about under a wheel
and thought it was a man's arm.
THE SCHOOL BOND ELEC
TION IN UNION IS VOID
The school bond election held
bcre November 'JC, tn vote S7.000
bonds to aiil in constructing u
ih'W school building, proved to be
"trouble ror nothing," for the
simple reason that under Hi-- law
$5,(100 is tlii' limit of liuiiil issue
for building purposes in (his dis
trict. The question was raised
lefire I lie election, hut fur some
reason no definite conclusion was
reached as to the validitv of
$7,000 bond issue, and the
proposil ion carried hy a uie uf ?;
. Imi! a few davs later I tie
school hoard called upon 1 .stair
audilui- and rrcried the informa
tion lhaf the h'.nd pruposiib.n Ki, j
traveled in a circle and landed!
wl e it started. However, ((,,.'
auditor oullii;e, 1 1. plans and ;
procedure for another election to I
vole the limit sri.onO -and
notices have heen posted for an
election to he held on Monday.
December at 7:.'lo p. m., m
Woodman hall. At this eleetioii
Hip "short plan" will he followed
hy using blank slips Tor voting,
mid Ihe collecting and counting
will prohably require only a short
lime. Union Ledger.
Watch for our Xmas ad. You
will slay nf home and buy at East-Wood's.
D. of H. Elects Officers.
From Friday's Dally.
The members of the Degree of
Honor lodge met at their lodge
rooms in the A. O. U. V. hall on
Chicago avenue last evening.
During their regular business
session they held their annual
election of officers, and the fol
lowing were elected: 1. C. of II.,
Mrs. E. Ptak; C. of II., Mrs. M. K.
Manspeaker; L. II., Mrs. Herinia
Svuboda; L. of C, Mrs. John
Bauer, sr.: recorder, Mrs. Val
Burkel; treasurer, Mrs. J. E. Mc
Daniel; liancier, Mrs. Jennie
Johnson; usher, Mrs. Carl Kuns
mann; L , Mrs. I,. B. Egen
berger; O. V, Mrs. J. C. Petersen;
trustee, Mrs. Fred Ramge.
BASTARD CASE FILED IN
Both Parties Come From Green
wood, and Case Will Be Tried
From Friday's Dally.
A very sensational case was tiled
in Justice Archer's court yester
day from the vicinity of Green
wood, in which Miss Marl ha
Woilel charged Fred Ethredge of
that place wilh being the father of
her unborn child. Deputy Sheriff
Manspeaker went, to i Ireenwood
yesterday afternoon and brought
Elhredge in last, evening on No.
I i. and after consulting with his
attorney, Justice Archer was
roused from his slumbers about
H o'clock and the prisoner was
released under $1,000 bond for
his appearance Tuesday morning
The plain! ill' in Ihe case claims
that they kept, company for se
veral years and that finally, under
promise of marria&c, she submit
ted to the attentions of the de
fendant, wilh very serious results
to both, and when Mr. Ethredge
was married about a week ago
she decided to appeal to Ihe law.
Mr. Elhredge denies the charges
made by Miss Woit.el and claims
to have never been keeping com
pany with her or having any re
lations whatever wilh her. The
defendant is a mail carrier on
one of the rural routes at Green
wood, and has always borne a
good reputation in Ihe locality in
which he resides. The case will
doubtless prove very interesting
to the lovers of the sensational if
it is carried farther into the
IMPROVED ORDER OF RED
IN ELECT THEIR OFFICERS
From Friday's Dally.
Missouri Tribe No. 00, Im
proved Order of llcdincn, held
their annual election of officers
for the ensuing year at their ball
on lower Main street last evening,
which resulted in the selection of
the following gcnlleinen to guide
Ihe destinies of the lodge:
Sachem, II. D. Dallon; senior
sagamore, Henry Lahoda; junior
sagamore, Frank llackenhery ;
prophet, J. C. York; keeper of
records, Emil Walters; keeper of
waumpan, John Cory; trustee, F.
E. Schlaler. Following Ihe elec
tion of ollicers and Ihe business
meeting a sumptuous lunch was
served to the members of (he
order, ami a most pleasant social
lime eiijoved by the large number
who had braved Ihe stormy
v.eatlu r lo n present. The local
b'dje ulllie Itotli; ion have heen
"r. successful in he conduct nr
their lodge and ha a vcr large
i'"'!,iliiT.shii, embracing members
fivm every walk in life.
Horr.o From Stock Show.
I'V'iu Friday' Daily.
leory e Kall'enbei uer a ml I. like
L. Wiles returned this morning
from Chicago, where they have
been attending Ihe International
Live Slock Show. They report
that the exhibition was one of the
finest that has been held ami that
the cattle un exhibit ion could iml
be beat. The herd of Calloway
cattle owned by Ihe Slrauh Bros,
of Avoca carried away a great
ninny prizes in their class and
were the object of much admira
tion from the visitors.
JUDGE ARCHER'S GOUR
TASTEFULLY ARRANGED SHOW
WINDOWS AT FRICKE & CO.'S
From Friday's Dally.
The show windows of F. (1.
Fricke & Co.'s drug store have
been very tastefully arranged with
some very handsome displays of
articles that the firm are carrying
for their Christinas trade. One
window contains manicure sets
ranging in prices that will suit
any purchaser, and they are very
handsome and nothing would
make a more appropriate gift than
these. In the other window thero
is a very nice display or stat ionary
suitable for gifts for Christmas.
The week before Christmas the
firm of Andrews & McDonald, the
florists, will have a display of cut
flowers in these windows, where
the Christmas shoppers can find
what I hey may desire in this line,
and these gentlemen are making
preparations to have as naar a
complete line of flowers as pos
sible on hand.
MRS. TRITSCH OPERATED
UPON FOR PERITONITIS
From Friday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. John
P. Trilsch. residing west of the
city, was operated on for peri
tonitis at her home and came out
of tht! operation in good shape
and will soon be on the highway
lo recovery unless iinforseen com
plications set in. Mrs. Tritsch
has been sick for soiue lime, and
on the advice of her physician,
underwent the operation to obtain
relief from the sickness. The
friends of this worthy lady will bo
greatly pleased to learn that she
has stood the operation so well
and hope in a short time she will
have regained her usual health.
CASS COUNTY COUPLE
From Frlday'B Dally.
Wednesday afternoon in Oma
ha two Cass county young people
were joined together in the holy
bonds of wedlock. The contract
ing parlies were Will Hirz and
Miss Cora Meisingcr, both mem
bers of very prominent families
in this county and very highly
esteemed hy all who know I hem.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. G. G. Meisingcr and is a
very charming young lady, who
has a wide circle of friends. The
groom is (be son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Hirz, who reside near this
city, and who is a young man who
commands the respect and esteem
of a large number of friends who
will congratulate him and his
charming wife on their venture
into the matrimonial field and ex
tend their best wishes for their
future happiness and welfare.
FORMER CASS COUNTY
GIRL MARRIED IN LINCOLN
From Friday's Dully.
We note from the Fuiou Ledger
Ihe marriage of a former Cass
county young lady in Lincoln last
Saturday, in the person of Miss
Charlotte J. Wallace, a daughter
ot lie a e Dr. II. It Wiill.ieo .,f
Fnion, and Harold Smith Graham,
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ver
non (i. Phelps. The marriage
was to have taken place December
I i. at I he home of the bride's
uncle, Hon. M. Pollard, at Ne
hawka, but on account of business
mailers j was necessary for Mr,
Graham to leave for California,
so the ceremony was held at once.
The mother of the bride, Mrs. II.
A. Bilbom. resides at Long
Beach, California. The young
people will make (heir future
home in Los Angeles, California.
Appeal Bond Filed.
From Friday's Daily.
An appeal bond in the case of
Ihe last will and testament and
revocation of Mary Miller, which
was decided in Ihe county court
a short lime ago, has been filed
in the county court by Jane
Worth, sister of (lie deceased
woman. The case is" to he taken
to the district court.
Miss Jeanette Palmer Married.
From Friday's Dultv.
Miss Jeanette Palmer was mar
ried to Mr. Hamilton . Smith on
Wednesday, November J7, at Deli
ver. Colorado. Miss Palmer was
a former resident oT Ibis city anil
was very popular among her
young friends, she is a relative
of Mr. and Mrs-. George E. Dovey
and after Ihe removal of the Pal
mer family from Ibis city visited
at the Dovey home at various
times. Her many friends here ex
tend their best wishes and congratulations.
SAUGE FOR GOOSE
More Honesty, Less Shoddy; and
Honest Measurements and
Some Nebraska solon can have
his name written high upon the
scroll of honor in years to come
of he will prepare and introduce
a bill in the coming session of
Ihe legislature having for its
object the placing of Ihe dry
goods dealer, the hardware manu
facturers and lumber men upon
an equal (?) fooling will) the
fanner, miller, grocer and drug
gist. Under the pure food laws of
our stale the consumer of eggs,
Hour, canned goods, drugs and a
few otln r articles in similar lines,
is protected by statutes, but how
about Ihe man who buys an "all
wool" suit or overcoat ? And what
about the fellow who starts in to
build a home, a corncrib or other
struct ure into which lumber
Why not a law compelling Ihe
lumber dealers to sell 1,000 feet
of lumber when I hey agree so to
!.? DVyou ever get a piece of
lumber that is not short in some
way? Are what the dealers ad
vertise as "inch boards" an inch
thick? Or are R'-inch planks 12
inches wide? Not on your life.
Let's have a law compelling these
barons to stamp their wares as
truthfully ami carefully as do the
grocers, fanners and druggists.
II would be only fair to the con
sumer to know bow much wool
was contained in an "all wool"
suit or other garment.
Did you ever know a contractor
to finish a building for Ihe first
price made, and is it not possible
that in figuring 1,000 Teet oT
building material be fails to lake
into consideration the fact that he
is "short changed" in measure
ments? Millions of dollars are
annually added to the profit ac
counts of lumber manufacturers
by short measurements. A law
compelling them lo charge for
only as many feet of lumber as
they furnish would redound to
the benefit of the consumer, cause
less kicking against contractors
who often bring in bills for
"extras," and besides it would be
only justice between man and
The man who sells you an "all
wool" article should be compelled
to furnish goods according to
agreement, and a law compelling
the dealers to stamp upon each
piece of goods Ihe exact amount
of wool contained, together with
the amount of shoddy, would have
a tendency to make for honesty.
Why not heat everybody with
A LECTURE BEFORE THE
YOUNG MEN'S 6I0LE CLASS
From Frld.iy'H Dully.
The Young Men's Itible class uf
the Methodist church has been
very fortunate in securing the
serv ices of W. T. Graham, one of
I he leading real eslale men 'of
Omaha, for a lecture before the
class next Monday evening at Ihe
rooms in the .Methodist church.
Mr. Graham is a very promirenl
man and is a pleasing speaker
and Ihe lecture will be well worth
attending. The lecture will start
at 8 o'clock, as Mr. Graham de
sires to catch 'the .l:i! train
back lo the metropolis. A cordial
invitation is extended to all the
young men of the city to attend
and enjoy the lecture.
Journal for fancy Stationery.
AND GANDER BOTH
THE FIRST TOUCH OF
OLD WINTER WEATHER
From Friday's imily.
The city was visited yesterday
afternoon by its Virst real touch
of winter and it had a very chill
ing effect upon the inhabitants,
who have heen enjoying warm,
sunny weather up to this time.
The Cold was accompanied by a
slight snowfall, which served to
make walking a little better, as
the sidewalks had been covered
. The country west of here was
visited by a very heavy snowfall
from Denver east, and reports
from Walt hill and the neighbor
ing towns in that section indicate
that the snow was quite heavy
throughout that section. The
residents here have no kick com
ing on the weather, as we have
had a very pleasant fall and early
winter and the thermometer has
never been below L'O above zero
at any time.
No. ', the Denver-Chicago train
over the Hurlinglnn, was forty
minutes late last, night, being
caused by Ihe snow and cold
weather in Colorado. During the
night the clouds lil'led and this
morniijff (he weather was very
clear and crispy wilh every in
dication of becoming wanner be
NOW IS THE PROPER HE
TO SELECT YOUR PRESENTS
Those citizens of I'latl smoul h
who contemplate making pur
chases for Christmas should be
gin lo get busy and do their shop
ping while the stocks carried by
Ihe merchants are complete and
fresh ami not wait until the ar
ticles have all been picked over by
those who were wise enough to do
I heir shopping early. Waiting
until the last day or two before
Christmas not only does not give
the shopper an opportunity lo se
cure desirable presents, but it
also forces the clerks in the stores
to do a large amount of extra
work, when it would be just, as
easy for them to drop down I own
in Ihe afternoon or evening early
in Ihe season and pick out what
is desired. Hear this mailer in
mind and get out ami attend to
your buying now and not wait un
til vou have lo lake what has been
rejected by Ihe wiser shopper,
who secured the pick of the slocks
of goods that were displayed.
REV. L. W. GADE WELL
PLEASED IN NEW HOME
Colonel J. II. Thrasher has just
From Friday's Dully,
received a letter from llcv. L. W.
Gade. who is now located at, Will
mar, Minnesota. Itev. Gade stales
that he and his wife have been
very busy getting straightened
around in their new home and they
bolli are well pleased with their
ocalion in the north. The
weather in that region has been
very fine and every day has been
one of sunshine. Ilev. Gade
stales that he has learned wilh
great pleasure that the churches
in this city have all been supplied
wilh pastors and w ishes them Ihe
best of success in their new
fields in our splendid hide city.
Itev. Gade slates that he has met
wilh splendid success in his
church work and has added Ivven-
lv new members to his congrega
tion. This will he pleasing news
lo Ihe friends uf the Cade family
in this city.
!V"ovc3 Family Here.
From FiIiI:iv'h Dully.
The family uf e . Dunklebcrg
er, Ihe new pastor of the Chris
tian .church, has arrived in this
city and I hey will make their
home in the Sullivan properly on
Gospel Hill. The Dimkclberger
famliy will add much to the
social and religious life of the
city and the members of the
church and theVitizens in general
will extend them a most hearty
welcome to our beautiful little
The Journal for Calling Cards.
Very Pleasant Meeting.
From Friday's Dally.
The Ladies' Aid .society of the
M. E. church held their usual
meeting in the church parlors
yesterday afternoon, and in spito
of the inclemency of the weather,
there was a very good attendance.
The hostesses on I his occasion
were Mesdames John McNurlin.
Alice Cowles and John Elliott, and
I hey were most excellent enter
tainors and afforded the ladies a
splendid afternoon's entertain
ment. The ladies held their reg
ular business session, which
proved an interesting feature.
A short lime was whiled away
in social conversation ami other
amusements. The, .hostesses
served some very delicious re
freshments, which were likewise
most thoroughly enjoyed.
ANOTHER EARLY PIONEER
PASSES TO HIS REWARD
From Sulurduy'n Dully.
One by one the rugged men
and women who came to this com
munity in the pioneer days and
helped to make the community
whal it is, are being called away
from the scenes of their early
striving. This was ' illustrated
lal week when Mr. David Dudley,
who has been identified with
Weeping Water almost from its
beginning, died at I he home of his
sou, Fred, in Lincoln, Tuesday
night, November ".Mi.
David Dudley was born in
Marion county, Ohio, October 8,
ySJH. He heard the call of his
country in Ihe lime of her need
and served for three years during
I ln civil war.
In I80i lie was married to Miss
Melinda Bryan and in lH(ii) he re
moved wilh his family to Cass
county, Nebraska, ami lived on a
farm near Weeping 'Water for a
number of years. Later he re
moved to the village of Weeping
Water ami made bis home here
until the lime of his death. His
first union in marirage being
broken by the death of his wife,
he was married in 187 i to Miss
Oltelia Meyer. To him were born
four children, Messrs. Fred, Frank
and Miss Mabel Dudley and Mrs.
J. II. Shannon, all of whom were
present at the funeral service.
For a number of years failing
beallh has forced Mr. Dudley to
retire from active participation in
Ihe busines and social life of the
coiumunily. but Ihe many ears
which be had spent here have
made him a very well known and
respected citizen ami the entire
ommunily unites in extending ex.
presjsons of sympathy to the
bereaved family. Weeping Wa
ANOTHER SURPRISE FOR 1.
AND MRS. ROBERT NEWELL
From Friduv' Dally.
Last evening about thirty of the
friends uT Mr. and Mrs. Hubert
Newell went to Ihe home uf Mr.
and Mrs. V. M. Mollis and
proceeded In surprise Ihe newly
wedded couple, who, after re
covering from the shock of the
surprise, proceeded to show their
visitors a royal good lime. The
'evening passed very swiftly with
music and games as the amuse
ments, himI at an appropriate liour
delirjous lelreshnieiil s were
served lo the happy crowd, which
added much lo the peasinv of
Ihe evening. There Were about
Ihirlv in the parly and lliev made
the Mollis home rii,- with l.heic
merriment until a late bom-.
Mrs. Snyder Improving.
I'ioiii I'rlilii v's Dully.
Geun:e W. Snvder Was a pas
senger t lijs morning on I he earh
Diirlingloii train for Omaha,
v here he will spend the .lav- with
his wife al Ihe hospital. Mrs.
Snvder is gelling along in nice
shape and will be able lu return
home in a couple of weeks, which
will he pleading news to her main
Those of our subscribers who
desire to pay their subscriptions
in wood are requested to bring it
in before (he mads get bad, as
we desire to place it in the dry.
Come in with it, boys, right away.
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