The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, February 01, 1917, Image 1
Hbe Iplatteraotitb Journal. VOL. XXXIV. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, I -KliULARY 1, 1917. BIG DAMAGE SUIT FILED IN DISTRICT GOO T Mrs. Fred Schmarterer Sues John Un der Co. of Omaha for Selling Liquor to Her Husband. Now Deceased. A suit for 000 damages for the death of Fred Schmarterer at the Woodworth pond near Louisville, last September, has been filed in the dis- tiict court in this city by the widow, Mrs. Sigrid Schmarterer. against ' the John Linder Company of Omaha ' and the Chicago Bonding anl Security company. In the petition filed in court it is c tated that the defendant, the John Linder Company, is a corporation of the state of Nebraska, whose place of business is in the city of Omaha, where they are engaged in the sale of liquor, ami that the Chicago Bonding and Security company is the security on the bend of the liquor company. It is alleged that on September 13, 2ilG, the John Linder company sold and de livered to Fred Schmarterer at Louis ville one jug of whisky and with the contents of the jug, Mr. Schmarterer and several companions held a cele bration near the Woodworth pond and that the result was that Mr. Schmart erer became so much under the influ ence of the liquor as to cause him to lose control of his facilities and in a spirit of drunken valor proceeded to jump into the pond and attempt to swim across to demonstrate, his skill before his companions. As a result c f the effects of the liquor he was un able to swim and was drowned in the pond before, his companions could reach his side. It is further stated that at the time of his death, the de ceased was 26 years of age and was employed as engineer on a steam shovel, at a wage of from $100 to per month, and that his death has left the wife and two children, William, aged 2 years, and Charlotte, aged 4 months, in a condition without support or any means. It is there fore prayed by the plaintiff that a judgment for $50,000 be given her and the two children for their care and support. THE BOHEMIAN BACHELOR'S CLUB OF OMAHA COMIN Frrrn V'c(!i-s'hv's T:i''v. The Bachelor's Club, an orgoniza tion composed of young men of the Bohemian nationality residing in :naha. sent a delegation to this city Sunday to make arrangement for holding a serial gathering at the T. J. Sokol hall on Sunday. February 11th, and were successful in complet ing the final plans for making the af fair a great success. The Omaha club expects to run a special train from the metropolis carrying the members of their organization and friends which will leave Omaha at 12 o'clock and reach this city in time fur the festivities of the day. A tug of war between the heavy weights of Omaha and Plattsmouth and one be tween the smallest men from both Omaha and Plattsmouth. In addi tion to this, other special features will be given including a big social! ciance during me aiiernoon ana eve- ning which will be open to the pub lic and prove a fitting climax of the day of pleasure which the Omaha club will stage. The entertainment will be under the joint auspices of the" Bachelor's club and the local T. Sokol society. CHANGES IN PROPERTY. J. N. Elliott who has been residing in the vicinity of Cedar Creek for the past few years will become a resi dnet of this city this spring, having concluded the deal for the purchase of the property of John J. Toman, in the south part of the city, and will move as soon as posible. Mr. Toman has purchased through C. E. Haney the Slagle farm of 100 acres eight j miles south cf the city and will en- gag in the tilling of the soil in the ; future in hopes of benefiting his health GEATH OF MRS, WILLIAM CLARENCE, NEAR UNION Prom Tii ilny's l':iily. M- . William Clarence, one of the kl residents of the vicinity of Union passed away yesterday at a hospita in Omaha, where she had been for the past few weeks taking treatment Mrs. Clarence had been in poor health for pome time and had for the past few months been a sufferer from blood poison and from which grew the years of r.go and had made her home for practically her entire life ; time in the vicinity of Union, and leaevs to mourn her loss a large num- her of friendr, as well as a husband ani four children, Milton and Will Ularerco, Mrs. W. L. Taylor and Mrs. Bert Everett, all residing in Union and vicinity. The departed ladv had been devoted to the care of the home and her family, and it had been her i greatest joy in contributing to their care and comfort. The family resided on a farm four miles northwest of Union. The body has been sent back to the home, where it will be laid to lest among the familiar scenes that Mrs. Clarence had loved so well in her lifetime. PRESBYTERIANS WIN FROM THE WOPS OF OMAHA From Tuopilny's Taily. Last evening one of the best basket ball games of the season was staged at the roller skating rink when the Presbyterian Bible class team won from the Methodist Wops of Omaha, by a score of 45 to 40. In the open ing half of the game the Presby terians ran away from the visitors, piling up a score of 32 to 1G, and it seemed as though the affair was to be decidedly in favor of the locals, but in the second half the Wops by chang ing their method of play gave the Presbyterians the race of their lives to maintain their lead, as the Wops annexed twenty-four goals to thirteen for the Presbyterians. Patty, who r.layed forward for the visitors, had the Presbyterians on the go all the time in this half, and secured eight goals to his credit by his dashing and clever playing. The game aroused the greatest enthusiasm among the spec tators and the game fight put up by the visitors was warmly applauded by the rooters. The Wops are a new team in Omaha and are a fast organ ization throughout' and composed of fine young men. As a preliminary to the main event the Eighth grade team of the Central building took on the Sophomores of the high school and succeeded in de feating the high school hoyse by the interesting score of 8 to 7. JEWELRY SWIPED FROM SHELDON'S IS RECOVERED EN OMAHA From dne(1av's Daily. Sheriff Quinton returned from Omaha last evening where he located a number of the articles which were taken from the store of F. P. Sheldon at Nehawka, on Saturday night. The articles recovered consisted for the greater part of jewelry including a number of watches and small pieces, such as fancy pins, watch chains and lockets. They were found in a pawn shop at Thirteenth and Jackson J streets where they had been pawned Sunday afternoon, but the party who committed the burglary seems to have been able to dispose of the arti cles to a second party who did the pawning. From the circumstances of the burglary it seems as though the robbery was carried out by the same person who did the recent job at Man ley when one of the stores in that place was entered and a number of articls stolen. A stranger was in the Sheldon store on the day of the robbery to purchase some foodstuff and from his description it seems as though he was the party that pulled off the robbery. He was a small man about five feet, five inches in height, weighing about 123 pounds and ap- pared to be in the neighborhood of (twenty-four years of age. BURLINGTON WILL SPEND $5,000,000 Improvements During Coming Year Include Big Elevator and Terminal Yards. Omaha, Neb., Jan. 30 The Bur lington railroad will spend about $.,- 000,000 in improving its system, it has been announced by Vice-Presi dent II. E. By ram, who is on a tour of the Burlington lines with other officials. Nebraska's share of the expendi tures will be a $1,000,000 elevator at Gibson near Omaha, a cutting down of the hills between Omaha and South Omaha; seven miles of double track between Greenwood and Ash land: and an enlargement of the Lincoln terminal yards. The road counts on the big elevator. to have a capacity of 2.560 cars, for grain shipping season. The system's relieving car shortage during the cars can be unloaded at Gibson and sent back again to Nebraska stations without being lost to the line. The road is purchasing 2.000 grain cars, 3,000 coal cars and 50 large lo comotives. Mr. By ram said railroad presidents in sew l ork soon would sign an agreement whereby the car shortage situation may be permanently re lieved. Under this agreement roads pay high demurrage charges on cars not their own. The Burlington stands ready to put up a new depot in .Lincoln, when ever the other roads will agree to use it. The promise will be .made good if the Union Pacific alone will come in. THE FUNERAL OF FRANK HI6LEY IN OMAHA TOMORROW From Tuesday's Iaily. The funeral services for Frank Higley, who passd away Saturday eveningfi at the hospital in Omaha, where he has been for some time suffering from Blight's Disease, will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Dodder chapel and the interment made in the Prospect lill cemetery in that city. Mr. ligley is a brother of James Higley of this city, who was called to his bedside Saturday by the message an nouncing the near approach of death, and was able to spend a few hours with the brother ere he was called in to the valley of the shadow. Mr. Higley is well known in this city where he made his home for a num ber of years and his death will be very much regreted by the old friends and associates. He was born in Ohio fifty-six years ago and in 1884 came to Plattsmouth where he locat ed for a time and was engaged in work for the Burlington but some twenty-eight years ago removed to Omaha where he was for a long num ber of years employed as night fore man in the Burlington yards at Gib son and was familiarly known as "Dad" Higley to his fellow work men who held him in the highest esteem and respect. The funeral was held late so as to permit the rela tives from Colorado and Kansas to attend the services. The deceased was the youngest in a family of seven children and is the third to pass away. PLATTSMOUTH COUPLE WED. Yesterday afternoon at the county court room occurrred the marriage of Mr. Ira Clarence Moore and Miss Nel lie Boetel, both of this city. The a. -i mony was perf onrx 1 by Judge lieason in his usual pleasing manrer an! vas witnessed by Mrs. John Boe mother of the bride Tha groom is u joung man held in high esteem by his many friends and is at present it: " employ of C. E. Hertford, the ec.tl e'ealer. The bride is the eldest n ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Jchn Boetel ;n.:l has been reared to womanhood p this city, and possess-;? a large cir cle of friends who will join in wishing her mui-h happiness in her wedded life. THE COUNTY OFFICIALS IN A MUSS THIS WEEK From W'O'lnotln y'.v Daily. The officials at the court house are, figuratively speaking, camping in their offices this week during the pro cess of the cleaning and painting of the halls and offices on the second floor of Cass county's beautiful build- ' ing. County Clerk Libershal has been 1 d:iV-s picn;,. u, th. temperature stood one of the officials to feel the effects ' 1(t -.0 de-recs below zero at 7 o'clock, of the cleaning -and painting as his ' :itk1 durinr, t;)e Cu,Ii(... hours if tke office has been torn up for the last morning it- had re-ehed a much lowt few days, and which makes the han- ; :i,uvc. The weather all dav ve.-ter- dling of the routine work a hardship, but in the end justifies the means as the cleansing was badly needed in the offices where it is being prosecuted. Frank Gobelman has a large force of men on hand carrying on the work and is pushing it along as rapidly r.s possible. GEORGE W. YOUN OF OKLAHOMA VISITS 0L0 HOME Frnm Tuesday's Daily. George W. Young, former county commissioner of Cass county, and at present of Alva, Oklahoma, came up last evening from Murray where he has been visiting his daughter, Mrs. Meek Davis and family and visited over night here with his old friends in this city and vicinity as a guest of his sister, Mrs. Charles Troop. Mr. Young came up from Oklahoma Sun- da' called here by the serious eondi- of his brother, Robert Young of near Murray, who is at the hospital in Omaha being treated for an injured hip which wu:s .dislocated sometime ago, and in company with Mrs. Troop visited at the hiftd with t!rt broth er today. Mr. Young is located en a farm near Alva, Oklahoma, and has been very successful in his farming oper ations there, which will be pleasing to his many friends throughout the confines of Cass county. Mr. Young has since going to Oklahoma been very active in the automobile organi zations and in the good loads move ment in his locality and has for the past few years been serving as presi dent of the Oklahoma automobile association and is one of the live wires of that organization in promot ing the cause of good roads through out that state. Mr. Young has spent a great deal of time in the marking of the different trails in Oklahoma and is known from Oklahoma City to Alva as one of the men who have given the people of Oklahoma good roads to travel over. He has been honored by his good work in this ine of good roads ' by having the great state highway from Oklahoma City to Kansas named the "Young Trail" and over which thousands of auttomobiles pass each year. Mr. Young states that his locality in Ok- ahoma is now experiencing the ol! boom, as a number of large flowing wells have been located in the vicinity of Alva and which means a great future for that flourishing city. Mr. Young has a fine farm adjoining the city limits of Alva and one of the choicest pieces of land in that local ity. For a greatynany years Mr. Young resided on a farm west of Murray and a short distance from Nehawka, and was one of the best known men in that locality and his success is cer tainly pleasing to his old friends. While in the city yesterday Mr. Young called at the Journal to pay his respects an enjoy a few minutes visit which was certainly enjoyed very much as Mr. Young is a real live booster and filled with the spirit of optomism which makes success. MARRIED AT THE COURT HOUSE. Prern "Wednesday's Daily. This morning Clarence Lykms and Miss Mary Utterback of Omaha called at the court house and requested a permit to join their hearts and live as one, and accordingly were accom modated. The wedding ceremony was performed by Judge Beeson in his usual pleasing manner and the young people hastened on their way rejoicing and returned to Omaha on the after noon Burlington train. Buy your stationery at the Journal office, where the line is the best and largest in Cass county. TWENTY DEGREES BELOW ZERO AT f M The weather this morning when the humble householder amse wrs of a ! v.,rjt.t,. that made the Shackle-ton ! Tin ar t-yixMit ion s-T-m like a summer day had remained verv thrcatenlnc, with flurries of snow r.nd a si: org bit- ing northwest wind that rave the resi- t i. ens oi mis cuy a oriel iue:i oi unat the reside::'..- c-'it on the stock ru-r.ges and in the v.-. .-! n rait the state h:-. l receive' The ronort cm over the west indicated that ti e sto -m was one o ciailv r the worst in ye: in Wyoming o.vd and espe e Dakotas. whe: e a heavy yixuw added to th" in tensity of the blii'.iard. The train service throughout the west has been greatly affected by the .-tor:::, delaying trains and making the tak of get- ting through anywhere en time a very severe task. In Wyoming the work j of keeping the lin-is ope was anan- doned yesterday when the wind moved ;th(, hu?e masses of mv.w over the tracks and into the deep cuts through the rr.oiin-.nin country and clo-ed up the ronds for travel with the heavy masses of snow. The change in the weather coming sn suddenly after the warm weather of the flr;;t two day? of the week ha? made- it felt verv much by the peop!?. RAWALT-MAB-QUARDT NUPTIALS y $jr$ft t" I h ? 1 1 i I m m . k m - . on Wednesday evening. January at the home of Mr. aad Mrs. B. C. -uarqaarar, m avevn, ine.euuing oi their second daugnter. Lmma Mabel and Mr. Verne Parks Hawaii was sol tmnized . At 8 o'clock the beautiful Lohengrin's wed.ang march strains of sounded with Miss Eda Marquardt. j cousin of tiie bride, at the niano. Miss Clara Maiouardt. sister of the bride enteied first and inarched through the parlor followed by the bride on the arm of Iter father. Under a pretty weddirg bower with showers of pink sweet peas hanging from white can- o- ies and with ferns in th br.ck- pvound, the bridal party was met by I he groom, his best man. Mr. Eugene i Spencer of Talmage. brother-in-law of j the bride, and Mr. A. A. Bashfoid, the i minister, ine ring ceremony was nee.' niui n thpv r iiehted their troth ! A, .. .' r -.r , , , , the soil music of Mendelssohn s Spring Song was heard. Following the ceremony the guests, about 100 in number, offered their congratulations as Miss Ellen Kennedy, of Lincoln, cousin of the groom, played Mendels ohn's "Wedding March and the End of a Perfect Day. The bride was charming in a dress made of tulle over silver cloth. The skirt was of short length, and long white kid gloves and white kid shoes completed the bridal costume. She wore a pearl necklace, a gift of the groom, and carried bride's roses. ine nride smaiu wore clam. pink crepe de chine and cairied a gold basket filled with pink carnations. The gentlemen of the party wore the con- ventional black. The bride's mother was tastetuiiy gownea in graj sn. and the groom's mother in lavender j messaline. In the dining room a buffet lunch eon v.-as served by Misses Ella Meyer and Clara Neumeist?r. The punch bow! was presided over by Miss Leona Everett. Each gue?t. wrote in the guest book before leaving the dining room. Mrs. Eugene- Spencer, sister of the bride, was in charge cf the dining room and the parlors. Many gifts were received by the bridal pair and told of all good wishes. The bride, a young lady of strong personality, is a graduate of Teru Normal and has been principal of a number of high schools in the state, She numbers her friends throughout the state by the score. The groom is a young mrm of estimable worth and has a lucrative government position as electrical engmser in Denver. They left Saturday for Denver, where they will rr.j-.ke their hcrr.?. Dawson Will Tix It. DISMISSES SGHODL ON AC GGiiNT OF THE COLD ROOMS i 1 This n-.o'-nirrg the pupils of the ! fV-ntral bitt'dintr were dismissed for fts.e forenoon owing to the in: pos-i-biiity of ttir..r ti e room.- warm , cnou.i-ii i'. !.i.(Av the scnolars to study i with nv.v degree of comfort. The ! heaiirg p'ant o ;.Me to eu::pe'.e with the tempera- flic of twenty below zero and the .-trong north, wind prevailing and rather than compel the children to endure the- chilly rooms and t lie pos-doi'.hy of acquiring bad colds the superintendent dismissed the schools and allowed the pupils to go -( -,;!- hemes I THE WRESTLING MATCH RESULTED IN A DRAW,,1 De-nite the cold weather and biting rjyth wind cjuite a good sized crowd 0f thlt. fans Df the wrestling game gathered last evening at Coates' hall to ivinu.c; th,. mutch twitnwn T?mK- Warner, of Hewells, and Joe McVey, who were the attrac- tions of the occasion. Both of the ; wrestlers were in the best of form j and a real struggle between the two ' that resulted in a draw was staked, , The boys wrestled for an hour with- ! out either being able to secure a fall li-V'l the result was declared a draw by jthe referee. Both Warner and Mc j Yey displayed much skill in avoiding ! being put to the mat for the count as Wuh HTostlw! trior? hsrH for frill and while several times it seemeJ that one would secure a clean fail ; his opponent was able to avoid the ' rn'ri.: nno font i nl ir-d i he match to ihe . V-...... w... i limit of "an hour and it being appar- If-nt that a fall was impossible it was -4.:. thnt honors vvere even. Both of these Nebraska wrestlers are ...mon,, the best in the state .ind have participated in a number of matches with the best mat artists in the west. ,It i? hnpeJ that ater u ; Tncpt ar settlo the the two may question of su - premacy in the wrestling line and it j will make a very interesting match. HENRY S. HOFFERT AKD SON VISIT RELATIVES HERE Henry G. Hoffert and son. Wil liam, of near Plainview. Nebraska. we:e visitors m tne city yesterday i and this morning spending a short ! I time : t the B. d. uurl and George i Born homes .ur. iiouerc sn.ppeu tt ;r . 1 it I two cars of cnttlte to the market and availed himself of the opportunity to isit ieiaues. mu i friends in Plattsmouth for a short time. The Hoffert family have len dauc.hteI and thev caMie f,r. l io. vcry successful in their farming and . ,a wh(.r? thfV had 1(..vn do.Pg ,';, last few vears with its bounteous crops has proven very profitable to them which will be pleasing to their frierds in this county. Mr. Hoffert states that on the trip from Plain view to Omaha they were given the luxury of a pasesnger coach whish was placed on the freight for the ac comodutkn of the stock shippers and , :t is tlie first t;me that his favoor has j Leen Hhown to the residents of the iocuiitv around Plainview. While in te cjty v, Hoffert called at the journal office ana renewed tor tne journal with which he keeps posted on the doing in old Cass county. He states that the large number former residents of this county who are located near Plainview, Creigh- ton and Osmond are doing nicely and all have had fine crops the past season and are in the most prosper- cus condition. SEEMS LIKE TIIE TRUTH. It is rumored that one of the , ' yOUnr farmers residing in the vicin - y of this city is preparing to rob us Qf one Qf the fair young ladies who claims Tlattsmouth as her home. The , fact that thi3 young man has made a ! great many trips here in the last few weeks lends strength to the rport nnd it seems probable that Dan Cupid will be on the job before the idvent of the springtime. - Have you tried the Special Sunday Dinner at the Hotel Riley? I PLATTSMOUTH BUILDING -SEASON or r o j w a HI The building s-a-- n in 1 'h.t t -:- i: h duiing the year 1117 p'-omisi -. to he one of the hist, if not the Lot av in the history of th-- city in ti -- num ber of home's that will be erected, or new houses put t:p. The contactors are already busy ligurir r on a number of j f-w homes that will mean the .- penditure of considerable mor, v.h do others are preparing to have :! ir , residences changed to m':' modern , lines, and which will also ::t:dl n:i- sid --ruble expense. Th r:d feel- ing prevailing i; that th'- year will 1 one that will keep all classes of men engaged in the building ?rad-s .-.-ry busy, ami which will ai-o make itself felt in other lines. This seem-- to in dicate a very successful year unless the unforseen occurs to 1 lock the l:ivs SiVii nl Viriw. n 1 ' 1 1 v to-eri;: r.-.l plans and arranged to have th,. ud. on their home? comnici.c i a.- so. n as the opening of soring will r.eirnit. The plans for the improvements --m to apply to all sections of the city and are not bv any means confin-d t. ,. iittv .... ,. ,.,.,... ' to be getting into 'the game Seem . in p:a;:- nmg some new improvement to. year If 17. ALICE DOVEY TO WED WITH JACK HAZZARD IN S? Miss Alice Dovev, who ! I.' W ci :u -e i known in uma!:a. not o r i . of her stage success-.-, br f frequent visits to this ci hi'lj'! y, i - t d . ' become the bride of Jack IL ! N'V' Olk, I. Til.ii.Ll'T il! t .... At present she is playing .n toe mu.-i- cal comedy, "Very Good Eddie" in Philadelphia and will probably ;o to Chicago in the spring for a sum;., r . engagement Mr. Ilazzard i- th-- comedian of the "Miss Springtime' company now j laying on Broad wry. Miss Dovev made her fiit appeal - j ance on the stage at the age of i i ine Mtroiicrs. r-r.e is ine Nebraska girl who has ever sunt: ;. -A West Point Military arademy com mencement. Among her gifts i a gold bracelet embossed with a ti-y mouse nibbling at a wonderful re.nl. which was presented to her when she was a tiny girl, by Princess, Ionise, a daughter Queen Victor- heard the child upon a I.or.d .n visit. Mrs. Tied Trucsd.de or N'- v. Yoik City, formerly Miss Ethel Iov- y . f Plattsmouth, a daughter of Mr. at d Mrs. George E. Dovcy. and a si.-te-r of Miss Alice Dovev. has arrived to Fper.d some time with her ,unr. i Since her arrival in Nebraska. ; haj. run up to 0mah:i (,n sevf casi,.ns to visit friend in this ed-y , c," arromnanicd bv he r s." :.!! work for the movies. Omaha Pee SMALL FIRE AT HOME OF MRS J. T. BAIRD The fire whistle at shortly !. f t--1 o'clock this afternoon greatly tjie nose cart frorn the central id aiarrneu ine ir.vui-n v . i. house was sent to the hon e of Mr--, j 'p rj;ijrd cn South Fifth str -r j wiiere the fire was reported to he. Before the arrival of the department however, the members of the family had succeeded in putting out the Dazc which was caused by several partjcles of burning soot from the j -himnev lighting on the shingles of the roof and causing several small places to be burned before they covdd be extinguished. It was fortunate that the result was not more serious and had the blaze received a few min- ' utes start would have been h.ird to check. The fire was discovered by Miss Carrie Baird who stepped out into the yard for a moment, saw the roof just starting to blaze from the flying particles of soot and she at once called George L. Tarley, residing nearby who with several buckets of water was able to put out the bla7e without only a slight damage Icing done to the property. A want ad will bring what you want.