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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, MARCH 13, 1916.
IF AT FIRST YOU
TRY, TRY AGAIN"
The Board of Education Proposes to
the People Another Whack at Vot
ing for a New School House.
From Saturday's Dallv.
The hoard of education last evening:
met and passed unanimously a resolu
tion to submit to the voters of the city
a proposition to vote bonds in the
First chool district in the sum of
Sr0.0y for the purpose of erecting; a
new public school building: on the
grounds on High School Hill.
The need has constantly been shown
for the need of a new building for the
use of the schools, as the increase in
attendance and the demands for bet
ter and more modern conditions in the
schools has rendered both the High
school building; and the Central build
ing inadequate for the needs of the j
school system and the board feels that j
it should be put before the residents of J
the school district in order that they j
may express themselves on this im
jortant subject. It is generally con
ceded that the present school buildings
are far from what should be found in
a city of the size of Plattsmouth, and
the lack of room and equipment has
hampered to a great extent the work
of the teachers and superintendent in
school the advantages which they
should really have and which they
have the right to expect to give them
the same educational advantages as
that enjoyed by the pupils in other
towns of the state. The state school
autokrities on their visists here have
remarked on the lack of many things
the way of a modern school system,
I ut which in the present crowded con
dition of the schools it is impossible
to har.uel to any degree of success,
and as a result the pupils are com
pelled to suffer from this fact, which
is no fault of the teaching; force of
The board of education will place
the matter before the voters at the
election on April 4th in order that they
may pass on whether or not they de
sire to have a new building: that will
care for the crowded condition of the
school and grive opportunity to place
the Plattsmouth schools on an equal J
plane with those of other towns of the
The question to be voted on is one
of the greatest importance, and while
it will entail quite a sum of money, it
is only a question of time until it will
be compulsory to make some changes
in the matter of school buildings, and
the parents should weigh carefully the
reeds of the boys and girls who are
row attending school or who in the
next few years will be in the grades
or High school, and who are the real
sufferers from the inadequate school
building that is holding back the de
velopment of the school.--.
MADE FOR ERECTION OF
From Friday' DaJlT.
The site of the new public library
building is being cleaned up prepara
tory to starting in on the sthucture
which will in the future shelter this
important part of the city institu
tions. The contractors, Peters & Rich
ards, have alrc-ady put up the shelter
ior their tools to be used in the erec
tion of the library building and as
soon as the weather gets settled for
spring the work will be commenced
and rushed to completion and ere
many months have passed the struc
ture, the gift of the Carnegie founda
tion to this city, will be under way.
The present over-crowded condition of
the library makes the new building
badly needed and when the time to
move into the new building comes it
will be welcomed by every patron of
the library. The new building erected
on the Mumm lot west of the court :
house will cost close to the total ap
propriation price of $12,500 when com
pleted. Carnations for St. Patrick's Day at
the Stanfield Book Shop.
KNIGHTS AND LADIES
OF SECURITY ENJOY
A PLEASANT TIME
From Friday' Dally.
Last evening; the members of the
Knights and Ladies of Security enjoy
ed one of the most delightful sessions
that they have held this year, and the
attendance was also one of the best
that has been present at their meet
ings of late. The lodge was increas
ed last evening; when seven new can
didates were initiated and conducted
through the secret work of the order
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y the drill team. After the retrular
meeting of the lodge a very pleasant
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social session was enjoyed, which was
participated in by a large number and
furnished a great deal of pleasure to
all in attendance. The Holly or
chestra furnished a number of pleas
ing selections during the evening,
which were very much enjoyed. One
of the pleasing features of the evening
was the bass solo of Mr. B. A. Mc-
Elwain, "The Light House Bell,
which was received with marked ap
proval by the delighted auditors and
was given in the usual pleasing man
ner by this gifted gentleman. Miss
Agnes Murphy also favored the
gathering with a most enjoyable num
ber, which was appreciated very much.
Miss Verna Cole was the accompanist
for the vocal numbers and added
greatly to the delight and pleasure of
those in attendance. At a suitable
hour dainty refreshments were served
in cafeteria style, which were enjoy
ea to tne utmost as tne guests, in time
to the tuneful march played by the
orchestra. Fathered to secure their re-
freshments. District Manager A. B. I
i auun, nw nas w:ii lunuuviiiif; Lite i
campaign in tnis city lor the order,
closed the evening's entertainment by
a short address on the order and its
work. FoUo.wing the address the even-
ing was spent in dancing and games
of all sorts for a few hours.
ALMOST A DIS
ASTROUS FIRE ON
NORTH EIGHTH ST.
From Friday's Dally.
This morning about 10:30 the
fire department was called out to the!
residence of John Brady on North
Eighth street, where a fire had gained
considerable headway in the roof of
the kitchen part of the house, and it
soon spread to other parts of the
"building and by the time the fire boys
J arrived on the scene flames were
; breaking out on the roof over the main
I part of the house and it was only by
the most determined work on the part
cf the members of the fire department
that the house was saved from de
struction, and as it was the roof was
almost completely destroyed by the
flames. The exact cause of the fire
could not be determined, but is sup-
posed to have originated from the
chimney and soon spread through the
vacant cpace under the roof to the
entire building. The family and neigh-
bors who responded to the alarm as
soon as the blaze was discovered
breaking through the roof of the
kitchen, succeeded in removing the
household goods from the burning
house and nothing was lost save a few
smaller articles. The house was the
property of Mrs. H. J. Streight and
her loss will amount to several hun
dred dollars as a result of the blaze.
The fire department boys, on their ar
rival at the scene, soon had the fire
under control so that in a short time
it was put out, and they deserve much
, commendation for their efforts in sav
ing the property from destruction.
Settles Fire Loss Promptly.
From Friday's Dally.
The county has just received from
the Insurance Company of North
America a draft for $10 to cover the
damage caused by the fire in the office
of Sheriff Quinton a few weeks ago,
which burned the desk of the sheriff
as well as the wall to a considerable
extent. This is a very pleasing settle
ment to the county and the loss was
looked after promptly by the company.
J. E. Barwick is the local represent
ative of the insurance company and
attended to seeing that the loss was
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PASTOR OF METHODIST
CHURCH A HAPPY MAN
From Saturday's Dally.
The Methodist church received an
other addition to its membership last
evening: and the newest addition has
not been taken on probation, either,
as a bright little daughter made her
appearance at the home of Rev. and
Mrs. F. M. Druliner last evening
about 10:30. The mother and little
daughter are both doing; nicely and
the genial pastor is wearing more
than usual cheery smile as the result
of the addition to his family circle.
It is said that the choir leader of the
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cnurcn nas already spoke lor the serv
ices of the little lady as one of the
soloists in that organization, but it
will be some time before she will sing
MANY ATTEND THE
LECTURE AT T. J. SOKOL
Last Saturday evening a large num
ber of the Bohemian residents of this
city assembled at the T. J. Sokol hall,
when Dr. V. Benes, the eminent Bo-
Herman author and teacher, spoke for
a Short time on the conditions in his
own country, from which he is an
t v;e r,AmA
on cue uuesnoi s reiaLii.ir 10 nis nai ve i
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land and the Austrian government.
Dr. Benes was not in the least radical
in his statement n tn rnnitJorx: ;n
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Bohemia at the Dresent time, but laid
in a ciear-cui fiaiemeni oeiore nis
audience the difficulties under which
his countrymen are laboring, due to
the war that is raeinjr in that section
of the world and where the soldiers
are compelled to fight against others
of their own blood and race. The ad-
dress was one very pleasing and en-
lightening to the audience and put
everyone in closer touch with the
actual conditionsp revailing in Bo
hemia at the present time. A very
pleasing musical program was given
in connection with the lecture by Miss
Agnes Knoflicek and a number of her
rumls which was very entertaining.
and the auditors enjoyed to the utmost
the delitrhtful music which was of a
very high standard and appealing to
the very keen musical appreciation of
DEATH OF JAMES
ARCHER, FORMER RESI
DENT OF THIS CITY
from Friday's Dally-
The sad news has been received here
of the death at his home near Isabel,
South Dakota, of James Archer, for
many years one of the most highly
esteemed residents of this city, who
passed away there on Monday last
after a short illness. Mr. Archer was
seventy years of age at the time of
his death and was a native fo Sussex,
England, coming to America when a
young man, and for thirty-two years
was a resident of Plattsmouth, where
he was one of the best known resi
dents of the community, and to his
old friends the news of his death will
come as a grievous blow. Mr. Archer
was a charter member of Plattsmouth
lodge No. 8, A. O. U. W., of this city, I
and one of the enthusiastic workers in
that order while residing here and for
thirty years has been a faithful fol
lower of its principles. For the past
five years he has been making his
home near Isabel, where he and his
son, James Archer, jr., have improved
a fine stock ranch and been most sue
cessful in heir venture and have one
of the finest homesteads in that lo
cality. The funeral of Mr. Archer
will be held at Isabel, as the health of
Mrs. Archer is such that she cannot
stand the trip to this city, but later
it is expected to bring the body to this
city to rest in the family lot in Oak I
Hill cemetery. Besides the widow,
Mrs. Mary Archer, one son, James H.
Archer, is left to mourn the loss of
this splendid gentleman.
J. T. Reynolds of near Union was
here Saturday evening attending to
a few business matters and also tak-
ing in the show at the Tarmele. j
TRAILS HIS COAT
Finds His Stolen Property and Thief
Here, and the Thief Returns the
Coat to Owner.
From Saturday's Dally.
Last evening Chief of Police Bar
clay was approached by a gentleman
on Main street, who was evidently a
foreigner and had great difficulty in
making himself understood, but man
aged to convey to the chief that he
desired him to go to the bunk cars in
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overcoat, wnicn tne stranger claimed
belonged to him. The chief told the
man to locate where the coat was and
he would go with him and secure it.
as well as put the party under arrest
who had taken it.
The stranger started away, but
soon returned with anotner man,
whom he claimed was the man lifting
the coat several weeks ago in Min
nesota. The story unfolded was a
long one, dating from several weeks
ago when both the stranger and his
companion, who stated he was a
Greek, had been located in one of the
smaller towns of Minnesota working
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the Greek first Sot hold of the 0ver"
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trouble. About the same time that
I r-.-i rttti T Tun I W. L- fit? rxmn riTAd
LU auu VM"ftluuu ot L,1C
in house, and in so doing received a
severe gash on the head from a bucket
in the hands of another workman, and
as soon as he could he left for other
m. .cuua n
him- He went to Omaha, and visiting
fields and took his friend's coat with
an employment agency, was snipped
to this cit' for railroad work, and
riKnt nere 13 ner e u grew not,
a lIlt; m iruni V,1UI" luc Imu
tile same agency sent him to riatts-
saw was the long-lost overcoat which
he had been mourning over for the
past few weeks, and he also recognized
his former acquaintance of Minnesota.
He then visited the police, with the
result that last evening the chief
placed both men in jail to await de-
Ams morning tne ureeK bckdow
Hedged that he had taken the over
coat and turned it bade to the right
ful owner, who agreed to let bygones
be bygones, and with the precious
garment clasped in his arms he start
ed to walk back to Omaha, from where
he will return to Minnesota. The
Greek will probably be invited to
shake the dust of this peaceful little
community from his feet and get him
self back to Minnesota or some other
THE Q. Z. SOCIETY ENJOYS
A PLEASANT AFTERNOON
From Friday's Dally.
The members of the Q. Z. society of
the Presbyterian church held another
delightful afternoon meeting yester
day at the home of Miss Carrie Baird,
and the large number in attendance
thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. The
greater portion of the afternoon was
devoted to needlework, while sociabil
ity reigned supreme. About 4 o'clock
a short business session was held, at
u.-'hir'h tim various Tlaris vrprp made
, for thp of thp so
ciety in tfce future M & convenient
time & da- and delicious iuncheon
was served by the hostess, which
greatly added to the pleasures of the
A few moments devoted
tn a n19snnt Rnrial time and then the
members of the Q. Z. society and their
friends dispersed, very much indebted
to the hostess for the splendid after
noon's entertainment afforded them.
Skin Grafting Succeeded.
From Saturday's Dany.
Weeping Water, March 10. A suc-
cessful skin grafting operation was
performed on Albert Heneger of this
place at a Lincoln hospital this week.
The skin was taken from the arm of
Lee Heneger, brother of the patient.
Two other brothers went to Lincoln
to give up some of their skin of it was
needed. The operation was upon a
diseased limb that has been giving
trouble for many years.
BUSINESS DOINGS AROUND
THE COUNTY COURT HOUSE
From Friday's Dally.
The county commisisoners at their
meeting this week have taken up
quite a good deal of business in rela-
tion to" the management of the county
affairs and allowing of claims, closing
their session yesterday afternoon.
A petition was received by the
board from August Jochim and thirty-
two other residents of the village of
Manley asking that a license to oper-
ate a billiard hall be granted to Ed-
ward Kelly, on the payment of the fee
of $30 for the license.
County Judge Beeson made an order
to the board renewing the mother's
pension of Mrs. Rose Brunko of
.1 Louisville, and also an order directing
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that the sum of $25 per month be paid
to Mrs. Clara Matzke of Louisville for
the care of four dependent minor chih
dren for a period of six months.
KET BALL TEAM DE
Fre pVaUsmouth High school basket I
ball team yesterday struck a snag in
the state tournament nt Lincoln whirb
stopped their progress and brought
4 T 4l.
game with Hebron, staged yesterday,
the locals lost by a score of 10 to 14
ij wm be out of the runnin for the
Lr it viuiiiiLiUiiolilUi i 11 iv 11 liact trcil
th , f tupir .,mhit;nn Th w
in their victory over Friend on Wed-
nesday, were able to get by and into
tfte runniRg for tne preliminaries, but
Ktonned hv the fast Hehron
orp;amzatioru jfe showing, made.
i however, is very pleasing to the
friends of the team, as the boys put
up a &ame struggle under the handi-
which they were suffering, from
the fact of the loss of their regular
center, and this to a great extent may
be ascribed the defeat. The boys had terday and today, attracted a large
entertained no rosy hopes of annexing number of the ladies of the city, who
the state championship after the loss took advantage of the occasion to in
of Marshall at center, but were de- spect the exceptionally beautiful line
termined to put up the best fight pos- of the new things in spring hats of
sible, and as a result made a better all shapes and designs. Each lady
showing than any team in the last few calling at the store was presented
years at this meet. The state tourna- with a very handsome carnation as a
ment this season was one of the most souvenir of the occasion, and in the
successful that has been held and the reception of the ladies, as well as the
interest greater among the various distribution of the flowers, Mrs. Pease
towns in the state which were rep- was assisted by Misses Marie Don
resented at the meet. The hotels of nelly, Helen Egenberger and Bertha
Lincoln are crowded with the loyal Bonge.
rooters from all parts of the state to The store was very tastefully ar-
join in the pleasures of the gathering ranged for the occasion and those who
and the various teams taking part in attended the opening felt well repaid
the tournament will be entertained at in the very extensive and artistic line
a erreat banouet Drovided bv the Lin- of millinery shown at this home of
coin Commercial club.
W. R. BRYAN NOW
FILES FOR OFFICE OF
From Fridays Dally.
Yesterday another change was made
in the appearance of things political
in Cass county, when W. R. Bryan,
resent county assessor, and a candi-
date for the office of county commis
sioner on the democratic ticket at the
primaries, decided after due de
liberation to withdraw and seek the
m a m 1 1 i il
tuinnment 01 nis amoition in otner
lines, and accordingly calling at the
office of County Clerk Libershal, he
presented his written withdraw as a
candidate for commissioner from the
First district, and without delay he
called at the treasurer's office and de
posited the $5 necessary to make him
a full-fledged candidate for the office
of county treasurer at the April pri
maries for the democratic nomina
tion. Mr. Bryan will have to oppose
Mike Tritsch, the present deputy
treasurer, who desires to go up a
notch in the office, and it makes a
four-cornered fight out of the contest,
as the republicans also have two can
didates out for the nomination who
are not letting anything slip by them.
L. M. McVey and wife, from the vi
cinity of Union, were here today for
a few hours attending to some mat
ters of business and visiting with
THE PLATTE RIVER
ROAD BEING REPAIR
ED IN GOOD SHAPE
From Saturday's Dally.
The road leading to the Platte river
wagon bridge and on the Omaha
automobile route is now being put in
first-class shape and by tomorrow will
be in condition for travel by those
desiring to make the trip by auto to
Omaha. The bridge company has had
the bad places in the new road fixed
.so that it is open for travel from this
city to the bridge and a number of
I teams have been workiner on the north
side of the river smoothing up the
road, and it is stated that it is in
excellent shape for this season of the
This road, which is one of the most
extensively traveled in the eastern
portion of the state, lies for a con
siderable way through the Platte river
bottoms and it has been considerable
trouble in keeping it in good condition,
as the sand and mud in the rainy sea
sons cause much difficulty, but the
county, as well as the bridge com
pany, have exerted themselves as far
as possible in seeing that the road is
in good shape for travel, and now that
the automobile owners are getting
their cars out for the spring season it
will be good news that the road is be
ing whipped into the best of shape.
The work through the new road is
being carried out today under the di
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company in order that the autoists
mav have the ase of this scenic
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LINERY OPENING AT
STORE OF MRS. PEASE
From Saturaay. Daily.
The formal spring opening at the
millinery establishment ot ivirs. r.m-
ma Pease on North Sixth street yes-
the most exclusive lines of ladies hats.
The store is crowded with the very
latest things in the milinery line and
the splendid work of Miss Agnes Mur
phy, the trimmer of theestablishment,
has been productive of a great many
very artistic designs and models which
are now ready for the inspection of
the ladies of the city. Those who
have missed the opening should not
neglect to drop in and inspect this
splendid stock before securing their
MRC I U TPRKUFR
"n J n I IinrlOIIL.ll
PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT
nipht about 1U3Q Mrs j H.
T, . .,, awnv at the Tm-
i . . . Omaha, where she
Lj been for thg past weekf havinf?
been operated upon there several days
ago, and had never fully recovered
from the effects of the operation,
owing to her weakened condition, and
yesterday was taken with a sudden
change for the worse, gradually sink
ing until death came to her relief. The
news of her death comes as a
grievious blow, not only to the be
reaved family, but to the many
friends of this estimable lady who
have known and loved her for so many
years and to whom the message of her
passing came as a great shock. The
funeral arrangements have not been
completed as yet until the relatives
can be heard from. The body will be
brought in this afternoon to await the
Office supplies at the Journal office.
ARE UP FOB THE
The To Tickets Contain Some I!c 2
lent Men. and You Are Now
Privileged to Take Your ( hoice.
I- Democrat. lie pu(.'i'-:.'i.
i- J. P. Sattler. K. J. Kk Ky. S.
A City ( Itrk.
Jess Warga. Georr
J H. M. Soennichs n.
Dr. i:. W
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J First Ward
R. F. Patterson. J. II. Kuhr.
! Second Wr.nl
F. M. Bestor.
C. A. Johnson.
F. F. Butterv.
O. C. Hudx.n. !
Lee Cotner. !
Ro'.ei t Han i.
Saturday evening was the openirir
gun of the spring campaign in thi
city, with the conventions of both t!v
democratic and republicans to t rihv ':
the political atmosphere with their
proceedings. The primaries in tin-
various wards were called for 7 oK k
and it was here that the various .un-
cilmen were selected.
delegates to the citv conventions.
In the First ward the democrats
piaced R. F. Patterson in line for the
re-ncrr:nat!on for councilman, while
the republicans selected J. 11. Kul r-
cs the most likely candidate.
In the Second ward Charles Hui.n
was selected as the democratic- ; vali
date, and will be opposed by Council
man Frank Buttery as the reju!si--;ir:
In the Third ward Fra-.k Be.-tor
was again selected to head the demo
cratic forces, while O. C. Hudson wa
handed the honor of the republican
In the Fourth ward C. A. Johnson.
the present democratic councilma'..
was selected for re-e!ecti-n. while Lee
Cotner will be the candidate of the
The Fifth ward caucus of the
demociats selected William Gravitt :;
their standard-beare r, v hik Council
man Robert Harris was selected fin
e-election by the republicans.
After the close of the primaries te
delegates assembled at their conven
tion halls, the democrats at the city
hall, while the republicans met in the
office of the county judge at the court
house and proceeded to put their ticket
in the field, from which the votci v. '.!!
be allowed to pick their officers f"r
the ensuing year at the coming elec
tion on Tuesday, April 4th.
The democrats were the first to a
sembh?, as their republican opponents
wanted to profit by what mistakes the
Bourbons might make in the selection
of candidates for the city office-.-, an 1
as soon as the organization was ef
fected at the democratic convention
by the selection of D. O. Dwyer ar
temporary chairman, the convention
proceeded to get busy with the nom
ination for the various city officers.
John P. Sattler was unanimously se
lected as the candidate for the posi
tion cf mayor and City Treasurer II.
M. Soennichsen was unanimously
chosen for re-election. For the ofiice
of city clerk Jesse Warga was placed
in nomination, and there being no op
position he was selected for the posi
tion. For the board of education tin
name of John Lutz was presented to
the convention to take the place ht Id
by J. M. Roberts, at present a mem
ber. D. O. Dwyer was selected as
chairman cf the city central com
mittee. In the republican convention there
was nothing doing until after tin
democrats had finished their delibera
tions, when the meeting proceeded to
nominate Mayor E. J. Richey for re
election, Dr. E. W. Cook for city
treasurer and George Sayles for city
clerk, all without any opposition. The
convention selected T. II. Pollock as
the republican candidate for the school
board and then adjourned, feeling well
satisfied with tehir labors.
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