The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, August 21, 1916, Image 1
verything fiincr in pjne Shape for the Big Automobile ParadeThursday, August 31 Neb fitato Historical Boc mouib VOL. XXXIV. PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA, MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1916. No. 124 ARE YOU CARE FUL ABOUT DRIV ING YOUR AUTO' Practically 4.000 People Killed Last Yar By Careless Driving at Railroad Crossings. From Friday's Dally. I)o you drive a motor car? If so, jut run over these questions: Have you noticed that many driv ers cross railroad tracks without look ing or listening1 for trains? Thou ands risk their lives this way every day. Yourself do you look and listen? Trusting: to luck at railroad cross ings because of recklessness or ig norance or sheer failure to realize that a train may be coming do you trust to luck? When a train comes at that mo ment, as happens not infrequently, the trainmen are suddenly confronted with an auto or team on the track with no chance to avoid hitting it. Result deaths, injuries, sorrow, vain regrets. Are you paving the way for this? The railroads recognize their re sponsibilities and are every year im proving as many crossings as possible. "What is your responsibility? Responsibility lies upon every driv er of auto rr team to know the way is safe. Yet 3.894 persons were killed or injured last year because drivers trusted that somehow providence would look out for them. Many had passengers in their car. Do you pro tect your passengers? The above is a reproduction taken from a card circulated by the Bur lington Route in their Safety First Campaign. These cards are being tacked up in conspicious places in gar rges and every other establishment where they are liable to catch the eye of the motorist. Look and listen at the railroad cross ings, and if in doubt about the way l-eing safe stop and investigate. That is the safe way to do it. Do you do it that way? With the ever increasing numDers of automobiles in use. it is necessary to adopt stringent measures to pro tect the lives of the general public. The railroads over the country are giving much time and attention to this problem but are helpless unless j the co-operation of the motorist i- fori h com in"-. 1 he driver of an automobile should read the above carefully; adopt the suggestions made therein, he will be doing his full share toward saving practically four thousand lives during the vear. JUDGE BEGLEY HELD A BRIEF SESSION OF DISTRICT COURT From Friday' Dallv. Judge Begley, while in the city this morning, held a very pleasant business session of the district court and took 'up several matters of importance that were demanding his attention. In the case of Frank W. Sivey vs the Plattsmouth Ferry company, et al., the default of all defendants was entered and a decree quieting title to the property of the plaintiff was given by the county. In the suit for divorce of Ray E. Smith vs. Grace II. Smith, the default of the defendant was entered and a decree of divorce on the grounds of cruelty was awarded the plaintiff, as well as the custody of the minor child. The divorce suit of May M. Mairs vs. Josiah Mairs was brought to trial and the default of the defendant en tered, and on hearing, a decree of di vorce on the grounds of non-support was awarded to the defendant. The parties in this case reside in the cen tral part of the county. The habeas corpus proceedings brought by Jesse and Will Bashus was dismissed before the court by agreement of the parties in the case. W. R. Young, the auctioneer, was among those visiting in the city Sat urday for a few hours, driving up from his farm home to look after a few business matters. W. G. GILLISPIE OF MYIIARD ABLE TO BE AT HIS OFFICE From Friday's Dally. W. F. Gillespie, the Mynard grain dealer, was taken quite sick yesterday while en route to his office from his home and for some time was quite ill, but has recovered so as to be able to be back at his duties in the ele vator this morning. Mr. Gillespie has been working quite hard of late and his exertions with the heat proved too much for him and led to the par tial collapse of the genial gentleman. His many friends throughout the county will be pleased to learn that he is showing improvement and we trust that he may continue to recover from the attack. CLASS REUNION OF THE PLATTSMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI From Friday's Daily. The enthusiasm with which the pro posed class reunions of the Platts mouth High school has been received by the alumni certainly has been most pleasing and the originators of the movement are greatly encouraged in their efforts towards getting all mem bers of former classes together. The records of the board of education have been looked over and a full list of the class membership from 1896 to the present time has been secured, which has been placed in the hands of some member of each class, and these members will see that each of their classmates receive one of the circu lars inviting them to the "Home Com ing" and class reunion. It is planned to make this event one of the most pleasant in the whole fall festival and nothing that can add to the pleasure of the members of the classes will be omitted. A big picnic dinner will be staged under the spreading shade on the school grounds on the day of the reunion, Friday, September 1st, and here every one will meet with the democracy of school days prevailing and again be just boys and girls, at tending school at the old brick build ing. To the former students, who have since married and have families, it is expected that they will bring the families with them to take part in the pleasant occasion. Many splendid men and women have been turned out of the old school on the hill and it will be a pleasure indeed to welcome them back to Plattsmouth once more and to show them the changes that have taken place here. LARGE ATTENDANCE AT THE BAND CONCERT IN THE PARK from Friday's Dally. Another large crowd was present at the park last evening to attend the concert given by the Burlington band, and the well arranged program was enjoyed vtry much by every one pres ent. The selections taken from "The Iidnight Sons" was particularly pleasing, as was also the medley over ture, "Thompson's," which was re ceived with marked approval by the audience. The program as a whole was one that pleased all those who heard it, which combined the more popular of the high standard selec tions with a number of the lighter and more popular numbers, giving all music lovers a very pleasant treat. During the "Home Coming" week the band will be worked overtime as they are scheduled for three concerts each day, as well as taking part in the parade and other special features of the different days of the "Home Coming." The Burlington band, while not as large as many others, is com posed of first class musicians and furnishes some mighty pleasing music wherever they are engaged. COMING FROM LOUISIANA. George Schanz and family of Jen nings, La., left their home Sunday evening and will "arrive here either Tuesday evening or Wednesday morn- inf for a two or three weeks' visit here with H. Schanz's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Schanz and other relatives and friends. MODESTY. When every pool in Eden was a mirror That unto Eve her dainty charms proclaimed, She went undraped without a single fear or Thought that she had need to be ashamed. 'Twas only when she'd eaten of the apple lhat she became inclined to be a prude, And found that ever more she'd have to grapple With the much debated problem of the nude. Thereafter she devoted her attention, Her time and all her money to her clothes, And that was the beginning of Con vention, And modesty, as well, I suppose. Reaction's come about in fashions re cent, Now the girls conceal so little from the men, It would seem, in the name of all that is decent, Someone ought to pass the apples 'round again. Dell Blake, Poet Laureate of Estherville. Esterville Democrat. RELEASED ON BOND TO APPEAR IN COURT ON NEXT TUESDAY ITom Friday's Daily. This morning before Judge Beeson in the county court, Ed, Will and Jesse Bashus and Harvey Burke were released under bonds of $2,500 each for their appearance in court on Tues day, when they will be given a pre liminary hearing on charges preferred against them by County Attorney A. a coie. ; The hearing set for the habeas cor pus proceedings was not held as it was dismissed by the attorney for the Bashus boys, R. W. Patrick of South Omaha, following the dismissal of the charge of assault with intent to do great bodily injury on William Wil son, a member of the police force, on August 6th. The dismissal of the first charge was followed by the filing of a sec ond complaint against the three young men, as well as Harvey Burke and William Owens, charging them with assault to kill and murder said of ficer, William Wilson. On the sec ond complaint, showing was made to the court of the value of the prop erty of Frank and Marie Bashus, the parents of the three defendants, which was offered as security for the bonds ing the case. The showing made of the property in South Omaha, as well as to crops, stock and other personal property of Mr. and Mrs. Bashus, gave its value as over $10,000, which was, in the opinion of the court, sufficient to procure the bonds which had been required, and accordingly, the three young men as well as Burke were re leased and allowed to go to their homes. County Attorney Cole in dismissing the complaint for assault with intent to do great bodily injury, stated that it was due to the fact that the con dition of Officer Wilson in Omaha was much more serious than he had at first thought, and for this reason the second complaint was r filed before Judge Beeson. The preliminary hearing of the case has been set for Tuesday, August 22, in the county court, at which time the testimony in the case will be taken up and the matter disposed of. RETURNS TO PENDER. From Friday DaD. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Brantner and daughter, Janet, and little son, who came down from their home in Pender to attend the fiftieth wedding anni versary of Mr. and Mrsfl Morgan Waybright, returned to their home yesterday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Natie Schultz drove them to Omaha in their car, where they took the eve ning train for home. Mr. and Mrs. Brantner have a great many friends here who are always glad to meet them on their visits back to the old home- Mrs. John Kuhney and daughters of Havelock are in the city to attend the funeral of Mrs. Henry Speck, which will be held tomorrow after noon from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Kuhney. GET IN THE PROCESSION WITH YOUR AUTOMOBILE If you have an automobile, prepare to take part in the big automobile parade to be held on Thursday, Aug ust 31st, in this city to mark the opening of the fall festival week. The committee in charge have secured three big cash prizes for the best decorated cars in the parade and in addition to these a large number of valuable excessories for automobiles will be given as prizes for those taking part in the parade. The parade will form on Lincoln avenue near the shops and thence proceed through the business part of the city and open the festivities in the proper manner. The event will be one well worth attending and a splendid display of cars from all sections of the country is looked for and those attending will find a splen did program of events awaiting them in addition to the parade that assures something doing all the time and no one need fear that they will not find some means of entertainment. PAVING EQUIPMENT - IS NOW ON THE SCENE QF ACTION From Friday's Dally. The Monarch Engineering company of Falls City who have the cont.rt for the paving of 'Vashington avenue, have their equipment on the scene of action and are rw all ready to start work as scn rs the grades are arranged for them so that they may start the grading for the preparatory work. This company which is one of the best equipped of its kind in the southeastern part jof the state has everything needed to rush the work along and once the street is made ready it will not be long before they have the bricks laid and the avenue ready for the use of the public. Mr. Guy Crook, one of the members of the company has been here looking after the unloading of the equipment and the arrangement for the starting of the work and will see that the job of paving is first class in every way and a credit to the city. The company has done a great deal of paving work in this part of the state and in all cases have given the best of satisfaction in their work. One of the good features of the new paving will be the use of the asphalt filler instead of sand which will insure a solid surface for the paving and do away with the cracks where dirt can gather and make the street absolutely sanitary and clean as well as waterproof. This will be an item that will be very much ap preciated by the residents of the city when they see the benefits derived from its use. The completion of the paving on the avenue win make that the finest appearing in the city and be an immense boost for that section tf the city. CONDITION OF PATIENTS AT IMMAIIUEL HOSPITAL Yesterday Mayor John P. Sattler and City Treasurer H. M. Soennich sen were in Omaha spending a few hours with friends at the hospital, and report that the Plattsmouth colony at the Immanuel hospital is do'ng nicely. Officer William Wilson is doing much better than lor the past few days, and while his mind is not entirely clear as to his condition, or 'the incidents of the trouble in which he was injured, he is showing signs f improvement. They also paid a visit lo Barney Mil ler and spent some time there enjoy ing a chat with the patient. Mr. Mil ler is now getting along very nicety and seems on the highway to recov ery, although it will be some time be fore he will be able to return home. Quite a number of friends from this city wrere out to visit Mr. Miller yes terday in addition to the mayor and Mr. Soennichsen, and their visits were greatly enjoyed. Con Grebe, who is at the hospital, was also called on by Messrs. Sattler and Soennichsen, and he is reported as being in as good condition as possible and showing every sign of improvement. He will be at the hospital for a short time, however, until he is entirely in shape to be sent home. FANS SEE GOOD EXHIBITION OF NATIONAL GAME Professional Brandeis Team Omaha Defeats the Red Sox, By a Score of 7 to 1. of The Red Sox yesterday afternoon in their encounter with the leading semi professional Brandeis team of Omaha, met defeat by the score of 7 to 1 and barring a bad first inning for the Sox the game was one filled with much interest and the locals gave the vis itors a chase for their money. Rhode, the artist with the pill for the depart ment store received good support throughout and while he was touched up in a lively manner by the members of the Hose they were unable to get by with anything on the visitors. Connors was on the mound for the Sox and played a good game through out. Rockwell, for the locals was the most fortunate batter, having rapped two sacker off the slants of the Omaha pitcher but without result as he was later tagged at third on an attempted steal. The attendance at the game was the argest of the season and the string of autos were parked clear into the fair grounds in left field. In the opening stanza of the sad story, Dygert, the first of the Omaha crew up was retired by Connors on a strikeout. Claire followed with a clean hit over third but wps later tagged on a steal at second. Graham opened the eal fireworks with a clean rap to the ef,t garden that landed to the fence and was followed by Lawler who was hit by Connors and given his base. Woodruff secured a red hot liner through short that scored Graham and Lawler and Woodruff scored on the drive to Hazen to the right field. lazen scored on a passed ball by Kopp, making four runs for the vis itors, vanus ended the inning by a ong fly to Beal in center field. The Red Sox secured their lonely tally in the third inning when Kopp put a liner to Woodruff at short who muffed the ball and allowed the run ner to reach first safely. Huff fol- owed with a sacrifice that advanced Koop and on Craig's hit to left Kopp crossed over with the much needed Harry was later caught at second and Beal closed the inning with a fly out to Graham at second. The fifth was prolific of another score for the Brandeis team. Dygert opend with a safety to right and was followed by Claire who annexed a two bagger to the left field fence and brought Dygert home with the score. Graham popped to Parriott at short. awler was able to get on when Her old muffed his drive but neither Gra- lam or Lawler was able to seoie as Woodruff was out on a fly to Mason in the left gulden and Hazen was le- iied, Parriott to Craig. In the tight inning the visitors gain got busy with their old war clubs and sent over two more runs to add to their list. Woodruff opened with a grounder to Herold who threw the runner out at first. Hazen then did things to the smoothly moving fr'0x base ball machine with a two satir poke of the pill into right garden wh'le V.innas who followed secured i clean hit to left bringing in the run. ete Lyck, the fast little catcher of the Brandeis team then rapped one to right that scored Vannus and was good for two bags but in trying to stretch it into a three sacker he was tossed out. Rhode retired on a fly to Beal. The local half of the eighth was a real thriller and with the bases full it looked good to score but there was nothing doing. Huff, the first man up was out on a fly that was nailed by Lyck. Craig who followed was walked by Rhode and Beal secured a clean hit to center advancing Craig. Parriott laid down a fine bunt that could not be handled in time and the sacks were filled. Herold and Rock well were unable to get a safe- one and both were out on flies to Lawler ;n the center garden. The summary of the game follows: RED SOX AB H PO A E Beal, cf 4 13 0 0 Parriott, ss 4 0 1 3 1 Herold, 3b ..3 1 4 4 1 Rockwell, rf .... 4 1 0 0 0 Connors, p 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 5 1 10 0 2 4 0 0 Total. . 32 7 27 13 BRANDEIS STORES AB II Dygert, cf ;j 1 Claire, 3b 5 2 Graham, 2b .... 5 3 Lawler, rf 3 0 Woodruff, ss .4 0 Hazen, If 4 2 Vannus, lb 4 2 Lyck, c 4 1 Rhode, p 4 0 Mason, If 4 Kopp, c 4 Huff, 2b 4 Craig, lb 2 PO A E 10 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 12 10 0 9 0 0 6 0 0 0 4 0 27 5 2 Total 38 11 27 CHASE COUNTY VIS ITORS WELL PLEASED WITH WESTERN TRIP From Friday's Dally. The land excursion to Chase county which was in charge of W. E. Rosen crans of this city, and Mr. Bonner of Imperial, has returned home, and a large number of the party brought specimens of the grain and corn raised in that fertile section of the state, Every member of the party was quite enthusiastic over the outlook for (props there and especially of the small grain. The members of the party were taken out over Chase county in' auto mobiles and given an opportunity of seeing the land at its best, and by personal investigation to determine the value of the land as a crop pro ducer, and in each case were more than pleased. There were thirty-two from Cass county in the party and all are mighty well pleased with the con ditions in Chase county, as well as the splendid manner in which they were treated by Messrs. Rosencrans and Bonner on the trip. From Omaha the members of the party had a special Pullman coach for their use, and this was made their headquarters during their stay in Imperial. Every one speke very highly of the western part of the state and its rapid growth and progress. 'WHEN GREEK MEETS GREEK" LOOK OUT FOR TROUBLE This morning there was quite a stir on the upper part of Main street when a bill posting representative of the Ringling circus became involved with one of the representatives of the S. W. Brundage carnival com pany over the question of tearing down several bills of the carnival company, lne rsrunaage people wr.o re to open their carnival here on Monday, August 28th, had billed the stores and vacant windows .several days ago with their advertising mat ter and this morning the Ringling epresentative came down from Oma ha to put up his advertising matter and in doing so it is claimed removed the bills of the Brundage people and this caused the trouble. Chief of olice Barclay was called in and set tled the matter by having the b;lls of the Brundage company replaced where they had been torn down. As the car nival people were the first on the job it seems they should have the prior ights for the bill posting. LITTLE BOY SLIGHTLY INJURED. Yesterday afternoon while "Buster," the little son of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Munn, was engaged in riding on a bicycle in company with Hilt Martin he met with a rather painful acci dent. The little boy, who has often ridden on the back of the bicycle with Buddy," was not watching closely what he was doing and without thought, got the heel of his right foot tangled up with the spokes of the wheel, with the result that he was rather painfully bruised and the cycle trip came to a close. The boy was brought down to the office of a phy sician, but it was found that he was not injured and, this morning, was around as usual and feels only a slight inconvenience from the effects of the injury. John Tighe motored over from Man- ey yesterday, accompanying his son, Leo, as far as this city, on his way back to Omaha, and while here Mr. Tighe took in the base ball game. DEATH OF MRS. HENRY SPECK AFTER WEEKS OF SEVERE SUFFERING After weeks of the most painful suffering and during which time she had borne her suffering with fortitude and strength, Mrs. Henry Speck died Saturday evening at a hospital at Cc lumbus. Neb. Mrs. Speck had been suffering from blood poison since last spring and the case gradually grew so acute that it was found necessary to amputate one of the lower limbs in the hope of saving her life, but in vain, as the patient's strength had been wasted during the long weeks and months of her illness. Mrs. Speck was the youngest daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Kuhney of this city, and was born in Platts mouth, where she received her edu cation and was reared to womanhood. She was united in marriage in this city in 1909 to Mr. F. H. Speck, who with the two little daughters are left to mourn the loss of the beloved wife and mother. Shortly after their mar riage Mr. and Mrs. Speck moved to Weeping Water, where they resided until their departure for Columbus, where they have since made their home. Of a kind and loving nature and filled with love and care for her family and home, Mrs. Speck's death comes as a very bitter blow to the husband and children as well as the bereaved parents and friends in this city. Throughout the long weeks of her illness, Mrs. Kuhney, the mother of the unfortunate young woman, has been at her bed bedside assisting in her care and doing what was possible to sooth her last hours. The body of Mrs. Speck arrived in this city at 1:12 this afternoon, and was taken at once to the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kuhney. The funeral services will be held to morrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the M. E. church and the body laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery. In their hour of grief and sorrow the heart broken husband and chil dren and grief-stricken parents will receive the deepest sympathy of the entire community in the sorrowful outcome of the splendid battle for life made by the departed lady. EAGLES' PICNIC A BIG SUCCESS SUNDAY The picnic held yesterday by the members of the Eagles lodge and their families at the Schlater and Fitzger ald grove north of the city was one of the most pleasant that has been held by this enterprising order. The mem bers with their families gathered early and a large number came provided with their lunches which they enjoyed in the cool shade of the trees and here with visiting and socialibility prevailing the attendants at the pic nic passed the time very pleasantly. The picnic was made an exclusive Eagle gathering and the public was not present as has been the case on the previous events of this kind. The Eagles have the happy faculty of pre paring the most delightful occasions for their members and the picnic yes terday certainly was most enjoya-e in every way. The threatening storm about 5 o'clock caused the greater part of the picknickers to return to their lomes to escape what seemeJ would Ix a heavy downpour but fortunately it ailed to materialize and everyone reached home safe and sound. This picnic is an annual event and is looked forward to with the greatest of pleas ure by all of the Eagles and their members as a real red letter event of the year and has always been very argely attended. The trip to and from the picnic grounds was made by automobile and was also one much en joyed by everyone. TO SECURE NEW HUDSON CAR. from Saturday cany. This morning William A. Heil and brother, Guy Heil, departed for Omaha in company with P. T. Becker, local representative of the Hudson auto mobile company, and the gentlemen will drive back home in the new super six Hudson automobile that has been purchased by W. M. Heil through Mr. Becker. This is a fine car and one hat the purchaser can find a great deal of satisfaction in, and he will undoubtedly find much pleasure in the new machine.