The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, August 24, 1916, Image 1
ParadeThursday, August I Neb SUto Historical 800 omnu VOL. XXXIV. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1916. No. 12.",. Everything Getting in Fine Shape for the Bi; Automobile PRELIMINARY HEARING OF BASHUS BOYS William and Jesse Bashus and Harvey t Iturkf Held in Sum of $5,000 Each for Assault on Of ficer Wilson. From Tuesdays Dally. The preliminary hearing of Edward, William and Jasse Bashus and Harvey Burke, charged with an assault to kill and murder Officer William Wilson in the city of Plattsmouth on Sundij morning", Avgust 6th, was h' Id th -; morning in the county court room, be fore Judge Allen J. Beeson, and oc cupied some time. The first wit.iess for the state was Dr. T. P. Liv:.:sto 1. wno gave his professional judgment cf the case of Mr. Wilson, who he had been called to attend about J .-.'clock on the morning of A -J g ust 6ih and on arriving at the Hotel Riley had found the patient sittinp in a chair very pale and suffering from a very severe shock and partially un conscious. He had mad? a hasty ex rm. nation of the patient and ipcd 3lr. Wilson on the floor. Later he had accompanied Chief of Police Bar clay and Mr. WTilson, as well as sev eral others who were assisting Mr. Wilson, to a room in the Riley hotel and made another examination. lie found an abrasion and contusion neir the right eye on the right molor bono, and the right eye was beginning to swell and discolor. There were two or three small bruises on the back of the head. Condition of pationt had been similar to that caused by con cussion of the brain. He had remained and made another examination. He had then returned to his office, where another injured man was, and later, gone to the Bashus home to see an other of the injured men who had been brought to the office. Later, Sun day morning, right eyelid was tightly swollen. Officer Wilson had called his attention to a severe bruise behind the right ear. Wilson later became more conscious and restless and com plained of intense headache. On Wednesday, the 9th of August, the left eyelids became discolored, which indicated a concussion of the brain, but was noi the cardinal symptom. When taken to Omaha he was appar ently not right in his mind. The wit ness could not tell how the injuries had been received. On cross-examination of Mr. Pat rick, Dr. Livingston stated there was no way by feeling or seeing to locate a fracture at the brain base. He was sure as to a concussion of the brain but not as to contusion of the brain. Any injury to produce concussion would have to be severe. Gordon Shanklin was then sworn, and testified that on the morning of August 6, at about 1 o'clock, he had been standing near the Hotel Riley. Saw the three Bashus boys, WTilliam Owens and Harvey Burke quarreling. The quarrel had stopped by the time he reached where they were standing. The men had followed Francis Whelan up the street from the hotel. Jesse Tnshus had stopped Whelan and was quarreling with him. Officer Wilson had come up and told them to stop. Jesse Bashus had been the one Wilson hit with the club. The witness then identified the members who ha'd been charged with the assault. A few sec onds after Wilson had struck Jesse Bashus, William Bashus struck Wil son in the face, and Ed Bashus had also struck him. The club of Mr. Wil son was lying on the walk, the witness stated, and Jesse Marshall, recovering from the blow received from Wilson, struck the officer with the club. They had then started up the hill from near the Methodist church, where the trouble occurred, and the witness had assisted in caring for Mr. Wilson. and helped put him into an automobile that was standing nearby. On cross-examination by Mr. Pat rick, Mr. Shanklin stated that he had lived at Weeping Water before com ing to this city, and had been here frequently to dances. He had always been engaged in farm work until com ing to this city. He had known the Bashus or Marshall boys the first time on the night of the dance on Au gust 5th, but could not tell who had pointed them out to him. He was standing on Main street a short dis tance from the Riley hotel when he was attracted by the loud talking on the corner. At the scene of the trou ble he had heard one of the Bashu boys tell Whelen he was going to get him. Wilson had then started on up the hill. All three of the Bashus boys and Owens and Burke had started on up after Whelan. At the Methodist church Bashus had called to Whelan to stop as he wanted to talk to him Will Bashus had struck Wilson shortly after he hit Jesse Bashus with his club, and Jesse Marshall had called to the others, "Let's go get the other.' It was only a short time before the shots were fired, there had been two he had heard. Did not know exactly where the shooting had taken place, but he thought it was about a block from the scene of the trouble, near the church. The witness had been called to the office of the county at torney later that same day. With the testimony of Mr. Shank lin and the conclusion of the cross- examination of Mr. Patrick the a.o rested their case. The attorney for the three Bashus boys, and Burke, did not call any of the young men to the witness stand and did not offer any testimony for the defense. At the conclusion of the hearing County Judge Beeson decided that the evidence offered .was sufficient to bind the men charged in the indict ment over to the next term of the district court. The bond was fixed by Judge Beeson in the sum of $5,000 each, and Mr. Patrick offered as bondsman, Frank Bashus, the father, who has been the bondsman for the boys since their arrest, but this bond was refused by the court. The men were then turned over to the custody of Sheriff Quinton and placed in the county jail to remain until bond is se cured or the case comes to trial at the regular November term of the district court. There were a large number present at the. hearing and these were disap pointed that the defense did not offer their side of the case, which will be cept until the trial before the jury in the district court. JUDGE BEGLEY'S ROOMS AT THE COURT HOUSE RE-DECORATED From Tuesday's Daily. The rooms in the court house set aside for the use of the district judge are being fitted up in fine shape for Judge Begley,, and when completed will ,be the most pleasant in the entire building. These rooms are located on the south side and adjoin the office of Sheriff Ouinton on tl.e west. The one arge room has been decorated in a cream color bv M. S. Briggs, who has the contract for the work and this 00m will be devoted to the law li brary of Judge Begley. The smaller room between the library and the equity court room will be used as a private office for the judge and will be most appropriate for this purpose and here to Mr. Briggs with his brush and paint will soon transform the room into one of beauty. The rooms will be put to use as soon as Judge Begley moves to this city to make his ome. The offices all over the court house as well as the hallways are badly in reed of repainting and decorating and this has been shown by the two rooms that have been fixed up and which add about 100 per cent to the looks of the building. A magnificent building like that of our court house should by all means be kept up in first class shape and the crying need is to havf: the offices cleaned and repainted and deco rated so that they may be a fitting advertisement of this great and splen did county. It certainly should be looked after . by the county commis sioners. CHANGE IN MEAT MARKET. From Tuesday's Dan. . Herman Gartleman has become in terested in the Excelsior Meat market on lower Main street and with M. J. Johnson will conduct the same in the future. The new firm will make a spe cialty of home made sausage of all kinds and will see that the public is treated in the most obliging manner. Mr. Gartlemann is well known throughout the city and he will be of much assistance to Mr. Johnson in the conducting of the business of this meat market. HEW SUITS FOR THE RED SOX BASE BALL TEAM From Wednesday's Dally. The Red Sox will no longer be forced to appear in their old base ball suits, and have a fine array of uniforms, that are as fine and classy as any base ball team in the country. The suits were secured through Fred P Bush, the tailor, and are beauties in every way. The material is a heavy cream-colored flannel, which has a small green and black stripe, and the trimmings are in red. A red stripe extends down the front, on which is the name, "Red Sox," and on the sleeve a large letter "P" appears. The caps are of the same material as the suits and are trimmed with red braid. The pants, made in the latest league base ball style, have a small silk braid stripe in red down the side. A red belt and dark-red hose com pletes the outfit, that our base ball warriors will- wear on the diamond. The suits have been purchased by popular subscription among the fans and certainly shows that the support ers of the team are strong fr them. If possible, the boys will wear the (new suits next Sunday for the first time. HOME COMING SUN DAY FOR CHURCHES OF PLATTSMOUTH From Tuesday's Dallv. The ministers of the city co-operat- ng together, will have a very im portant part in the Home Coming cel ebration and Sunday, September 3rd, will be distinctly "Home. Coming" duy in the churches with special sermons or the benefit of the old residents of the city and where possible the vis itors will hear sermons from those who formerly were in this city in the service of the Master. The Methodrst church will have two of the former pastors present on this occasion and it will be a pleasant opportunity for he old residents to meet with them once more. Other churches will not how ever be able to have their old minist ers here with the exception of the Christian church as the Presbyterian and Episcopal churches have had but ery few men in their service in the ast forty years as Rev. J. T. Baird and Father H. B. Burgess were here for that length of time in the service of their churches. However, with the present force of ministers, there is no ity that can boast of any more cap able or able gentlemen than Platts mouth has right at the present time nd their efforts have been felt in the gradual increase in the church at tendance in the city. To the visitors Ho.Tte Coming Sunday" will be n rare treat and they can all depend on t that they will have something long to remember by attending the ser vices at any of our churches on this day. To the older persons it will be golden opportunity that they cer tainly will avail themselves of and en joy to thj utmost. ORMER CASS COUNTY WOMAN PASSES AWAY From Tuesday's . Dally. A message was received in this city yesterday afternoon by Thomas Smith, announcing that his mother, Mrs. Law rence Smith, had passed away at her home in Orleans, Neb., after a short illness. Mrs. Smith was an old resi dent of Cass county and is numbered among the pioneers of this section. The family made their home for a great many years on a farm near Rock Bluffs on what is known as the Sans farm and moved about thirty- four years ago to Orleans where they have since resided and only the one son, Thomas is now left in this county. Since the death of her husband four years ago, Mrs. bmith has resided with her three sons, Arthur, Frank and Ambrose at Orleans. Thomas Smith left this morning for the home to be present at the last sad rites over the mother. This pioneer lady will be remembered by the older settlers of the county and particularly in Rock luffs where they made their home so long. PRESBYTERIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL HOLDS A PICNIC Beautiful Grove, and Much Enjoyment For the Young as Well as the Old, Was the Program of the Day. From Wednesday's Dally. Yesterday the beautiful grove on the farm of Ted Wiles, two miles west of this city, was the scene of much en joyment when the members of the Presbyterian Sunday, school gathered in their annual picnic, and the oc casion will pass into their recollec tions as one of the most successful picnics that has ever been held. The grounds were will arranged for the picnic and a large number of swings were put up by the committee, com posed of Glen Rawls and Dave Eber sole, and in these swings the little folks found much pleasure and enjoy ment during the day. The trip to and from the city was made by automo bile, and it was a very pleasant drive with the cool breeze making everyone up and going for the happy event, and the owners of the cars who so gener ously donated their use for the day certainly have the deepest apprecia tion of the picnickers. When the picnic grounds were reached the large number of young people proceeded to throw away all care, and entered thoroughly into the pleasures of the day, and from early in the morning until the hour for home going there was something doing all the time. The program of sports was such as to give every one, and especially the boys, a rare treat, as several interesting KrrH games were played, in which the members of all clases, from adults down, entered into thoroughly, while others found much fun in playing medicine ball. As the noon hour approached the large and overflowing baskets of good things to eat were produced and the meal prepared for the hungry and de lighted crowd of both young and old, as several of the business men of the city motored out to take dinner with the picnic party and some forty of the men and women of the church were present at the big dinner. The classes were seated together, where all those of the same age might enjoy the socialability and enjoyment of the meal, and it was certainly a rare treat to every one present. The Sunday school had secured the ice cream for the picnic, and the large amount of frozen delicacy was soon disposed of at the conclusion of the meal. With fun and frolic the afternoon wore away and as the evening drew near the members of the party wended their way homeward feeling that the picnic had been one of rarest delight. Those who generously assisted in transporting the picnickers to and from the grounds were: John Bauer, H. A. Schneider, Pollock Parmele, David Ebersole, John Gorder, Sheriff Quinton, County Attorney Cole, A. J. Trilety, John Wehrbein and Jaseph Skalak. SOME STALK OF CORN. From Tuesday'c Dany. Philip Hild from west of Murray while in the city yesterday afternoon brought into the Journal office a stalk of corn from the June 14th planting and t certainly is a splendid example of what can be produced on the Ne braska farms. The corn strlk is over eight feet in height and has several fine ears of corn on it which will in a short time be fully developed. The stalk was not selected as the best in the field but picked at random from the field just to show how the corn was coming out this year in this part of Nebraska. CARD OF THANKS. From Tuesday's Dally. We thank our many friends and Brotherhood of American Yeomen and Burlington shop employes, for their sympathy and beautiful floral offer ings, and also Brother Druliner, pas tor of the Methodist church, for his consoling sermon, and the quartet for the beautiful hymns in our sad hour of bereavement of our little son's death. MR. AND MRS. SHINDELBOWER. QUEEN ESTHERS ENTER TAINED AT PERKINS HOUSE From Wednesday's Dally. The Queen Esthers of the Methodist church were entertained last evening in a very pleasant manner at the Hote Perkins, where they were the guests of Miss Garnet Cory and Mrs. Ber Coleman. The evening was one of the rarest enjoyment, as the ladies spent the time in the discussion of matters of interest to their society and the work of the church. Dainty refresh ments were served at a suitable hour. that added greatly to the pleasure of all those in attendance, and it was growing late in the evening when the ladies departed homeward, vowing that the meeting had been one of the most delightful they have enjoyed for some time. AN INTERESTING SESSION OF THE WOODMAN CIRCLE From Wednesday's Dally. The Woodman Circle last evening met at their rooms in the Modern Woodman building, and one of the most interesting sessions enjoyed for many months was held by the ladies of this splendid order. The attend ance was quite large, and six new members were inducted into the mys teries of the order and the work was put on in splendid shape by the effi cient degree team in charge of Mrs. M. E. Manspeaker. The ladies also spent a short time in the discussion of the parade proposed for Fraternal day, September 2d, during the "Home Coming," and the lodge intends to have a large turnout of the member ship to take part in this event and all members are desirous of having as many as possible get in line and take part in the parade, which will be devoted exclusively to the fraternal orders of the city. From present in dications there will be a very large attendance from this lodge, which is one of the largest in the city and very active in its work. Another of the pleasing features of the meeting last evening was that of Mrs. -Lena Droege, deputy of the order, who was able to be present, and will now be ready to take up her work for the up-building of the order in this city. Mrs. Kate Remington of Omaha, who was present, made a short address to the ladies that was very much en- oyed, and this talented lady made a most favorable impression with her remarks along the lines of fraternal work. MRS. B. MENCHEAU IMPROVING. Mrs. W. T. Smith of this city was called to Eagle Friday by a message announcing the illness of her daugh ter, Mrs. Ben Mencheau, but the last reports, received yesterday by Mr. Smith from his daughter, were that phe was showing signs of improve ment and her condition is much more assuring to the family. This will be pleasing news to the many relatives and friends in the county and they will trust that the patient may con tinue to show improvement in every tway until she is again able to be up and around. RALPH MARSHALL NEAR HOME. From Tuesday's Deily. Ralph Marshall, a son of Dr. ana Mrs. Marshall of this city, was a vis itor in Nebraska City during the re cent Home Coming held in that city, and the musical organization of which lie is a member, "The White Hussars," was one of the chief musical features of the program Saturday, the closing day of the festival. Dr. and Mrs. Mar shall were in the city to enjoy a brief visit with their son during his stay there. During the summer season he is kept constantly on the go, with en gagements throughout the west. S. R. James of Elmwood was at tending to some important business matters and visiting friends in this city today. While here Mr. James took time to call at this office and have his subscription to this paper extended for another year. View the fine line of fancy station ery at the Journal. We can fill the bill. HAPPY MARRIAGE YESTERDAY OF YOUNG COUPLE The Marriage of Mr. Allie Meisinger and Miss Helen Hennings Wed nesday Afternoon at 2 O'clock. Yesterday afternoon occurred the marriage of two of the popular young people of Eight Mile Grove precinct when Mr. Allie Meisinger and Miss Helen Hennings were united in the holy bonds of wedlock at the German Evangelical church of Eight Mile Grove. The wedding was celebrated at the church at 2 o'clock sharp, when the pastor, Rev. R. Kunzdorf, pronounced the words that joined for life these two happy hearts. The wedding was attended by the members of the con gregation, as well as the relatives of the two contracting parties and quite a large number of friends were pres ent at the church. As the bells rang out the happy tidings of the wedding day, the pastor read the lines that brought to the happy bride and groom the dawning of their life's greatest joy. ine groom was attended by Mr, Ralph Meisinger as best man, while Miss Hennings was attended by Miss Rosine Wagner as bridesmaid. The costume of the bride was one of pure white crepe trimmed with pearl lace, while that of Miss Wagner was one of striking beauty, of pink silk cream. The wedding was very simple, yet im pressive, and at the close of the serv ices at the church the members of the party returned to the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. J J Hennings, south of the church, where the wedding party was entertained at supper and received the heartiest con gratulations of the relatives on the happiness that had just befallen them. In the evening a wedding dance was tendered by the parents of the bride to the newly-weds, and for this event the young people for miles around were in attendance. The large and handsome rooms of the Hennings home were the scene of much delight for several hours, and the music for the dance was . furnished by W. R. Holly and Francis Whelan on the vio lin and piano, and to the witching strains the young folks waltzed and had a most enjoyable time, and the happy bride and groom were showered with the heartiest congratulations of their friends with the well wishes for the years to come which they will enjoy together in their journey down life's highway. The orchestra was stationed in the parlor of the home, and here, the dance went merrily on as the young people whiled the time away. At a suitable hour dainty and enjoyable refreshments were served that added greatly to the pleasure of the young folks. In honor of the happy occasion, Mr. and Mrs. Meis inger received a large number of very costly and handsome gifts that they will treasure in the years to come as tokens from the many lifelong friends. The attendance at the dance was quite large and numbered close to 150 of the residents of that section of the county, and a large party of boys also made quite a demonstration in honor of the newly weds, and were accord ingly treated in a royal manner for their efforts. It was at a late hour when the last of the members of .the dancing party departed homeward wishing their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Meisinger, many, many years of hap piness. Both of the contracting parties are well and favorably known throughout this section of Cass county, where they were born and reared, and their friends in the locality where they have made their home are legion. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Hennings, and a most charming and accomplished lady in every way,' who will take with her in 1 her new home and life the best wishes of her many friends. The groom is a member of one of "the most dis tinguished families in the county, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Meisinger of near Cedar Creek, and who have had a great part in the development of the county, and he is a young man universally esteemed and admired by all those who have the pleasure of knowing him. The young people will make their home in the future at the home of the groom's parents, where Mr. Meisinger is engaged in looking after the con duct of the farm for his father. The Journal joins with the many friends throughout the county in wish ing the young people a long and happy maried life and one filled with only the best things of this life. THE FUNERAL OF MRS. SPECK YES TERDAY AFTERNOON From Wednesday's Dally. The funeral of Mrs. F .II. Speck was held yesterday afternoon at 2:'M) from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Kuhney, on Pearl street, and was attended by a large number of the old friends and neigh bor.0, who gathered for the last time to pay their tribute of respect to the kind and loving wife and mother wh had been called to her final reward. The services were in charge of Rev. F. IvI. Druliner, pastor of the Meth odist church, who in his remarks on the life of the departed brought to the bereaved husband and the sorrow ful parents, as wjII as the motherless little children a surease for their grief in the hope of the future, when they might once more meet in another land their loved one, and from v.noi.i ihe ;;ain of parting shouhf never be known. The service was beautiful ami impressive, and during the covrss of the sei vices several of the old bo'oved hymns of faith and hope were sung by Mrs. E. IT. W'escott and Mrs. C. H. Johnson, assisted by Rev. Druliner. At the close of the services the body was tenderly borne to Oak Hill ceme tery, where it was laid to rest in the family lot in the beautiful city of the silent. The death of Mrs. Speck has been a severe blow to the many frietlds of her childhood days in this city and they will join with the family in their hour of sorrow. The floral tributes aid on the grave were very beautiful and silently attested the feeling of re spect and esteem in which Mrs. Speck was held here, where for so many years she had made her home. MSS LEONARD CELE BRATES HER BIRTH DAY ANNIVERSARY From Tuesday's Daily. Last evening the members of the Birthday club gathered at the home of Miss Verna Leonard to assist her in the observance of her anniversary in keeping with the custom of joining with each other in the birthday cele brations. The evening was plensant- y spent in visiting and the guests gathered on the large and commodious porch of the Leonard home spent sev eral hours most delightfully in vis- ting and enjoying the opportunity of being with their friends on this most a t 1 happy occasion. At a suitaDic nour the members of the jolly party were nvited to the charmingly arranged dining room where a very dainty and delicious luncheon was served that was thoroughly enjoyed by every one pres ent. Those who were in attendance at the pleasant gathering were: Mcs- dames J. S. Livingston, J. H. Don nelly, Annie Britt, J. A. Donelan, R. W. Clement, C. G. Fricke, Henry Her- old, Misses Mai and Barbara Gering, Dora Fricke and the guest of honor, Mis3 Leonard. OMAHA "ALL STARS" BALL TEAM HERE NEXT SUNDAY On next Sunday afternoon, the base ball fans of the city will be given a treat in the visit of the "All Stars" of Omaha, who will come down to try out issues with the local artists of the bat. This team, it is claimed. is one of the best in the big city and composed of a number of the stars of the game from the different teams of that city. This is their first visit here a"nd it will be one looked for ward to with interest by the fans, and a large number will be out to witness the conflict. The Red Sox will be ogged out in their new suits and all ready for business with the visitors. If you have anything for sale adver tise in the Journal. .