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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1916.
AT W. P.
The Parties to the Trouble Released
on Their Own Recognizance Until
From Tuesday's Dalit.
The excitement in regard to the
f-hootinf affair at the W. P. Cook
Lome yesterday afternoon was the
topic for general conversation until
long after the scrape had taken place
pnd quieted down somewhat.
It seems that the man, McClaren,
who was the victim in the shooting
scrape, as soon as he was shot, pro
ceeded to run down town with quite
a painful gunshot wound in his back,
and did not seem to be suffering a
great deal at that time. He came to
the court house and lay down on the
lawn just east of the building until a
cab was secured to convey him to the
orf.ee of a physician, where the wound
was dressed and he was brought back
to the court house shortly before 5
o'clock to see what he could do in the
nay of finding accommodations for
the night for himself and wife. They
seemed very desirious of putting their
household goods back into the house
of Mr. Cook from which they had been
ejected, but were argued out of this
idea, and McClaren was placed in the
hospital ward of the county jail for
the night, or until such time as it
will be possible for him to be around.
McClaren stood the ordeal nicely,
as when he was brought down to the
court house he was able to walk
around considerable and did not seem
to mind the wound aside from a little
Mr. Cook was released on his own
recognigenze aner xne case nad oeen
looked into by the county attorney,;
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Cook, which varies in some respects
from that told by McClaren, it seems ,
that this family has been living in his :
hou.se against his protest, as he has '
repeatedly given them notice to get
out, and that they had failed to pay
their rent, as well as refused to speak
to Mr. Cook after he had notified them
Yesterday after the goods of
the McClarens had been placed out in
thes treet by Mr.. Cook, McClaren came
up and when he rushed up to the house
he was warned by Mr. Cook to keep ,
away, but refused, and coming to the
door broke in the glass which was set
in the upper part of the door, as well
as kicking the door in, and had then
rushed at Mr. Cook, who in his de
fence when McClaren attacked him,
had fired with the intention of fright
ening him and with the result that he
received a flesh wound in the small
of the back.
It is expected that a complaint will
be filed tomorrow morning in the case
by the county attorney, as today being
a legal holiday it would have been im
possible to have held the examination,
and it is not known as yet what
charge will be made, as the case is a
very peculiar one, owing to the ques
tion of the right of the owner of a
house to forcibly eject anyone without
process of law and of his right to de
fend his property from trespass.
JAMES T. REYNOLDS. OF
UNION, A JOURNAL CALLER
While James T. Reynolds was in
the city yesterday he took advantage
of a few minutes' opportunity to call
at the Journal office and enjoy a chat
with the editor. "Jim" has not been
enjoying his usual health the past
winter and feels very much the effect
of a severe cold and grippe from
which he was suffering. He was com
pelled to have medical attention for
the first time in twenty-five years, and
this speaks well for the splendid
health which our worthy friend has
been in the habit of enjoying in recent
C. T. Peacock and P. T. Becker came
in this morning from their country
homes and departed on the early Bur
lington train for the metropolis, where
they will take in the automobile show.
FERRY BOAT THAT GOTAWAY
SATURDAY BEEN CAPTURED
The ferry boat which was carried
cut Saturday by the breaking up of I
the ice in the Missouri river, has been
landed near the mouth of Keg creek,
on the Iowa side of the river, a few
miles below where the ferry operates.
The boat was successfully landed there
by Claude Richardson and James Hig-
ley, who were over on the Iowa side
of the river cutting ice when they saw
the ferry break away, and at once
started after the boat in a small skiff,
fimi nftpr n vprv oyp (incp tnn iKrAnii
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the ferry boat and guiding it through
the floating cakes of ice to the Iowa
bank, where it has been tied up until
such time as will be possible to tow
it back up stream to the ferry land-j
mg. It is very lortunate for the own
er of the ferry boat that the boys were
so close at hand when it broke away,
or it would have drifted even farther
down the river or have been damaeed
by the ice.
FAREWELL PARTY GIVEN
RY SAMUEL RHOADEN
AT HARRY SMITH HOME
From Tuesdays Dally,
A farewell party was given by Sam
uel Rhoaden Saturday evening, at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith,
where a large number of friends of
lisses Geroline and Muriel Smith
gathered to tender them a farewell,
and while the occasion was filled with
regret that the friends were soon to
epart for their new home at Gretna,
all had a deliehtful time. The young
people spent the evening very pleas-
antly in dancing till a late hour, the
music being furnished by Miss Emma
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attendance were: Misses Dora Nolt-
"'i?. Alice AM-mi-rcii, inma iiitstu,
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Schiesal. Mabel Rummel. SoDhia Siev-
ers. Jennie Batton. Maecie Halmes.
Geroline and Muriel Smith. Messrs.
Hprmnn HmhnTn. Philin and Fritz
Kehne, Fritz Nolting, Otto Petereit,
Ed Meisinger, . John Kaffenberger,
Fritz Vallery, Frank Hilbert, Louie
and George Schiessl. Carl Surgum, Ed
Tschirren, George and John Halmes,
John, Will and Otto Parkening, Theo-
dore Lister' Charley Tulene, Samuel
Rhoaden' Mr and Mrs' J' W. Tulene
and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith.
SURPRISE IN HONOR
From Tuesday's Dally.
A very pleasant birthday surprise
party was given Miss Minnie Klinger
by a number of her young friends in
honor of her fourteenth birthday an
niversary last evening, and the oc
casion was one that will long be very
pleasantly remembered by all who
vere fortunate enough to bep resent.
A iter the guest of honor had recover
ed from the surprise the jolly party
proceeded to enjoy themselves at
games and other amusements, which
served to pass the time very pleasant
ly. At a suitable hour dainty and de
licious refreshments were served by
Mrs. George Klinger, assited by Miss
Agnes Kresak, which served to add
greatly to the pleasures of the oc
casion. At a late hour the Dartv wend-
ed their way homeward, feeling that
the event had been a most pleasant
cne and wishing Mis3 Minnie many
more such happy events. Those who
were present were: Henry, Ella and
Harold Hyde, Agnes and Frank Kre
sak, Susan and Lloyd Gilbert, Minnie
Brissey, Raymond Covert,. Fred, Edna
and Vernard Klinger.
W. R. Carey and wife drove in this
morning from their farm home in the
vicinity of Mynard, departing on the
early Burlington train for Omaha to
spend the day with Mrs. Glenn Perry
at the hospital, where she is recover
ing from an operation for appendicitis.
FOR RAILROADS AT
Have Hard Work to Save the Louis-
ville Auto Bridge and Rail
From Tuesday's Daily.
ine 1'Jatte river, which each year
I usually lurmsnes a trrear, aeai 01
worry to the Burlineton and Missouri
rdC,nf rauroaa companies at me
ureaKing-up urae in me spring, seems
to De setting ready to start on another
tear wmcn may resuic in consiaeraDie
trouble to these lines of road which
maintain bridges over the stream.
While at Oreapolis the danger does
not seem to be as acutea s farther up
the river, the railroads are taking no
chances and the Burlington has had
( a frce f men there for the past few
days taking care of the situation to
see that there was no dangerous con
ditions developed that might cause
serious damage to the property of the
The river at Louisville, while not
at such a high stage as at Oreapolis,
has been threatening quite a good
deal of damage to the property of the
Burlington, as well as the Missouri
Pacific bridge over the river at that
point. Last night the river washed
away 500 feet of the embankment near
the Burlington tracks and threatens
to stop the use of the Ashland-Platts-
mouth short line. Superintendent F.
R. Mullin, Roadmaster James Emer
son and Master Carpenter A. F. Hed-
engren were out there, as well as at
La Platte and Oreapolis today to look
over and supervise the work that is
being done to protect the interests of
At an earIy nour tnis morning 1
sPans of the wagon bridge at Louis-
Vllle nad been carried out and scatter
ed down the river as a result of the
water. This is rather unfortunate, for
the bridere company, as they have had
L.v.ml milar losUs in the last few
years, which has
inflicted quite a
keavy loss to them.
The ice has formed a great gorge at
FUNERAL OF THE LATE
MRS. ANNA BULIN
From Tuesday's Dally.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Anna
Bulin was held yesterday afternoon at
2 o'colck from the home on Lincoln
avenue and was attended by a large
number of the old friends and neigh
bors, who gathered to pay their last
tribute of love and respect to this
worthy lady. The services were in
charge of the Z. C. B. J. society, of
which the deceased had been a most
faithful member during her lifetime.
and the ritualistic service of the order
was used to lay the departed to her
last long rest, The pall-bearers were
selected from 'the membership of the
lodge consisting of Joseph Tucek, Jos
eph Altman, William Holly, James
Kresak, V. Belehovy, V. Janca. The
burial was had at Oak Hill cemetery.
New Son in Clark Familj'.
From Tueedav' Dallv
Word has been received in this city
by friends of the family announcing
the birth of Master Allen Byron Clark,
who arrived at the home of his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Clark, near
Houston, Texas, a few days ago. Mr.
and Mrs. Clark are residing on the
1,000-acre farm of the father, and
the youngster will have the oppor
tunity of enjoying life under the most
Mrs. Oswald Guthmann III.
From Tuesdays Dally
.Mrs. Oswald Guthmann has been
quite sick for the last few days at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gus
Olson, and her condition has been such !
as to cause her family a great deal
cf apprehension. The friends of this '
estimable lady will regret greatly to
learn of her serious condition and,
trust that she may recover and soon j
be up and around as usual. J
K. AND L OF 5. ENJOY AN
OTHER PLEASANT EVENING
From Wednesday's Dally,
The Knights and Ladies of Security
last evening held a very pleasant meet
ing at their lodge room in the Wood
man building, and which was quite
largely attended and a delightful time
was enjoyed. A large class ol can
dictates were present and the new
drill team proceeded to put on the floor
work of the order in fine shape and
with a most pleasing effect. After the
ar lodge meeting the members proceed-
of to eniov the firm. sllv in
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for a few hours and as a whole
th occasion was one of the most
pieasant that this order has held
ANOTHER 0L0 RESI
DENT PASSED AWAY
IN OMAHA YESTERDAY
From Wednesdays Dally.
Another of the old residents of
Flattsmouth received the final sum
mons last evening when Adam Kurtz
passed away at the home of his son
in Omaha, where he had been for the
past few weeks taking treatment of
Mr. Kurtz for the last two or three
years had gradually been failing in
health and for the last year had been
confined to his home the greater part I
of the time, and with his increasing
years his health gradually failed until
death came to his relief and closed the
last chapter of a long and useful life.
Adam Kurtz was born in Germany,
December 10, 1842,. and for a great
many years had made his home m
Plattsmouth, where he was universally
esteemed by a very large circle of
friends, who will share with the fam
ily their grief at his death. Mr.
Kurtz was several times honored by
tU tvoIo f ;tv itfc ha ffi
f councilman, which position he filled
with tM-Pat rrpdit. to himself and t.hi
are four sons and one daughter, as
well as three stepdaughters and one
stepson, left to mourn the death of
this good man.
The funeral arrangements have not
been completed as yet and will be un
der the auspices of the Masons, of
which order Mr. Kurtz has been a
member since 1889.
TIVE WORK OF CHIEF
OF POLICE BARCLAY
From Wednesday's Dally
Throueh the efforts of Chief Bar
clay of this city it seems that the
young man who was being searched
Jor hte in connection with the disap-
pearance of a great many articles from
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touch with a young lady who had been
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h. hein informed i.v tne ldv that
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him rvT the rirriimst!!nfps ot the case I
and urged him to get in touch with the
Iowa authorities. Mr. Holland visited
Chief Maloney in Omaha, who in turn
notified the Marshalltown police of
the desire to hold the man. Mr. Hol
land, remembering the advice of Mr.
Barclay, decided to go to Marshall
town himself, and arrived there in
time to accompany the sheriff to the
hotel where the young man was stop
ping and caught him with the goods on
him in the way of a large number of
the stolen articles which were in
grip in his room
He will be brought
back to Omaha to face the music, but
had it not been for the tip from the
chief of police in this city the thief ,
would have made his getaway. j
NEW TRIAL GRANTED
IN THE MATTER OF
THE GARRISON ESTATE
From Wednesday's Dally.
This morning the district court put i
in a very busy time with a large num
ber of cases and motions which were
demanding the attention of Judge
By and the court passed on a great
mMy e"f.ra' a" Whlch W" the
cas? VI ilham B. Banning vs. Nancy
J- Garrison, a motion for a new trial,
which the plaintiff as administrator
of the estate of George W. Garrison,
deceased, desired to have granted in
view of new testimony just found. The
court has had the matter under ad
visement for some time and this
morning decided the matter in favor
of the plaintiff and granted the new
trial as prayed for. C. A. Rawls ap
peared in the case for Mr. Banning.
In the divorce suit of Geneveive
Weichel vs. Joy L. Weichel, the trial
was had to the court and the testi
mony of the plaintiff and her father
received and a decree of divorce, as
well as the custody of the minor child,
JOHN NEMETZ FILES FOR
CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT
From Wednesday's Dally.
This morning John Nemetz threw
his hat in the political ring and enter
ed the arena as a candidate for the
democratic nomination for clerk of the
district court. Mr. Nemetz has been
urged by his friends, as well as the
democratic leaders to make the race
and finally consented to allow the use
of his name in the primary. Mr.
Nemetz is well known in this city,
where he is serving his second term
as city clerk, and is held in high
esteem bv all whom he has come in
contact with. While not so well ac-
rT,.uu 111 l"e t7,u"1'
mz win at once get Dusy meeting
thP vnfprs nnrt crptrinc flpnimintPfl. sn
far this is the only candidate for this
office on the democratic ticket.
TO JOHN LIVINGSTON
AND FAMILY TUESDAY
Tuesday evening the friends and
neighbors of John Livingston gather
ed at his farm home, southwest of
this city, to tender him a farewell sur-
prise, as he expects to leave in the
noai- -Tnnva fnr ?onnrWc prrnntv
where he and his family will make
their home on a farm there. The oc-
casion was one of a great deal of
Pleasure to the members of the party,
as the entertainment ot the evening
a11 that could be asked for, and
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menus pari wilii xiv ijiksiuii aim
kc event as pleasant a. pos.
sible. lhe older people iouna amuse-
ment in social conversation for a few
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to spend the evening in games, as
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wen as musical numuers, which auucu
flatly to the enjoyment ot the
casion. ine memuers ol wie pariy
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baskets of good things to eat and
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mese were suoii nmue iiiiu a muai. i
sumptuous repast to which all did
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me inusb aiiiuie j us Lite, aim mis icai-
ure of the evening added very much
to the enjoyment of the evening. Mr.
Livingston was presented with a hand
some gift as a memento of the event,
and which he will take with him to
his new home. There were between
forty and fifty present and on depart
ing they joined in wishing Mr. Liv-
ingston much happiness and success
Jesse and Ed Volk and sister, Miss
Anna Volk, who have been here visit-
ing at the M. L. Friedrich and Jacob
Tritsch homes, as well as with other
relatives and friends in this section
of the county, returned this morning
to their home in Pierce county.
GEORGE M. HILO DOWN
Yesterday afternoon George M. I
Hild was down town to spend a few
hours for the first time in several
weeks, during which time he has been
having a severe siege of erysipelas, '
2nd for some time he suffered very
much from the effects of the malady, I
but has fortunately recovered nicely i
from the sickness and is feeling great-
y improVed, although of course a lit
tIe weak from the ,onf? spell of sick.
Hi frieds were Pll
to see him and extended the glad hand
of welcome as well as their wishes for
his continued improvement.
OF IN THE DISTRICT
At the session of the district court
yesterday there were quite a number
of matters taken up and disposed of
which aided very much in clearing up
the docket of the November term.
In the case of Stephen J. Ambler,
et al., vs. John C. Jones, et al., the
court found for the plaintiffs and de
cree for specific performance and
In the divorce suit of Minnie Camp
bell vs. Archibald Campbell, the court
found for the plaintiff on the default
of defendant, and decree ordered on
the grounds of desertion.
In the case of Eugene R. Warner
vs. jNora Warner a decree ot divorce
on the grounds of desertion was
awarded to the plaintiff. The defend
ant was not present and the case was
settled by default.
In the case of Sarah M. Harrison,
et al., vs. William Harrison, et al., the
court found for the plaintiffs in this
case to quiet title.
In the application of C. Lawrence
Stull for a temporary injunction to re
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application and decided in favor of
the plantiff and granted the injunction
as desired by Mr. Stull.
THE COUNTY COMMIS
SIONERS ARE LOOKING
AFTER THE BRIDGES
The board of county commissioners
journeyed out today to the vicinity of
Cedar Creek, where they were called
to look after a bridge which had been
rjut out of commission near that
place as a result of the high water.
There are several of the bridges of
the county out of commission and in
new oi p.mnB aim uFf
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of Weeping Water, one east and south
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and the work of repairing or replacing
them will take some time and prove
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for the safety and convenience of the
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but the large number of bridges in the
county makes this work difficult.
Married by Judge Archer.
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This morning Judge Archer appear-
ed in the light of Cupid's allie when
he united in marriage Mr. Clarence M.
AlfPSft an(i Miss Ed;th stroutrh. both
necessary permit to wed, hastened to
the office of the justice in the city hall
where the ceremony was performed in
a most impressive manner. The
young people returned this afternoon
to their home near Weeping Water.
Subscribe for the Journal.
THE PASSING OF
A Veteran of the Civil War, a Mem
ber of the Masons for Twenty-five
Years and a Member of
the G. A. K.
The body of the late Adam Kurtz
arrived in the city last evening on
No. 2 from Omaha, where he pas-ed
away 1 uesday evening at the home
of his son, .W. F. Kurtz. The body
was met at the station by the pall-
bears selected from the members of
the Masonic fraternity, of which Mr.
Kurtz had been a faithful member
for the past twenty-seven years, and
escorted it to the family residence
where the body will lay in state until
the funeral, which will be held tomor
row afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
home and will be conducted by the
Adam Kurtz was born in Germany,
December 10, 1842, and when but
years of age he was brought by hi
parents to America, where the fam
ily located at Avoca, Wisconsin, and
resided there until the war between
the states, when he espoused the
cause of the Union i.nd enlisted in
Company G, Twenty-seventh Wiscon
sin, serving a little over three year
in the army, being discharged with
the highest honor. Mr. Kurtz was
united in marriage in Wisconsin in
1S68 to Miss Elizabeth Gabler, who
passed away in 1884, leaving beside
the husband, six children to mourn her
death, John, W. F., Henry, Adam,
Charles and Elizabeth Kurtz, all of
whom are living with the exception
of John Kurtz, who pased away at
Lincoln on February 23, 1908. In
1886 Mr. Kurtz was again united in
marriage to Mrs. Barbara Gabler, and
in 1887 the family removed to Platts
mouth, where they have since made
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their home, and the widow is left to
mourn the death or toe husband. .Mr
Kurtz joined with the Masonic fra
ternity in this city in 1889 and has
been quite a prominent figure in the
life of the city. Mr. Kurtz has been
identified with the democratic party
during his lifetime and was for sev
eral terms a member of the city coun
cil of Plattsmouth, and while there
was one of the leading figures in that
body. Always pleasant in his deal
ings with his fellowman, Adam Kurtz
made friends with all whom he came
in contact, and in his death the com
munity loses a most worthy citizen,
whose place will be hard to fill.
MRS. MARY MAPES.
ONE OF THE OLD RESI
DENTS, PASSES AWAY.
Mrs. Mary R. Mapes, one of the
old residents of this city, passed away
this morning at her home on Pearl
street after an illnesj of several
months' duration due to her advanced
years, and for the past year her
health has gradually been failing un
til it was recognized that her days
were numbered on this earthly sphere.
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and with Christian fortitude and faith
she awaited the final summons of the
Master to her final reward.
Mrs. Mapes had resided in this city
for a great many years and among
those who knew her best she was held
in the highest esteem as a lady of
sterling qualities, and her Christian
and faithful life will stand as a shin
ing eample to her family and friends
in the years to come. Since the death
ago she has made her home with her
daughter, Miss Margaret Mapes, who
has cared for her with lovine devotion
during- her last davs and ministered
will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2
o'clock from the Methodist church, of
which she was a devout member, and
the interment had at the Homing
cemetery, south of this city.
A more complcto bigraphical sketch
of this estimable lady will appear later
lin these columns.
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