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No. 215.
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Stolen From Near the Court House
Last Night, and Two Suspects
Arrested in Omaha.
From Fridny's'Dallv.
Last night, shortly before 10
o'clock, John Richardson, the ferry
man, discovered that he was shy one
perfectly good Ford automobile which
lie had parked cn North Fourth street
wnr the court house. As soon as the
loss of the car was discovered by Mr.
Richardson he notified Sheriff Quin
ton and Chief of Police Barclay, who
started a search for the machine. A
clue was found as to the parties hav
ing: started for the wagon bridge
north of the city over the Platte
river, and Sheriff Quinton at once
proceeded in pursuit of the parties.
On reaching Omaha Sheriff Quinton
received additiona lin formation that
led him to place two very suspicious
chaiacter.; under arrest and lodging
them in the Omaha jail to await fur
ther developments, but so far the
missing car has not been located.
From the description of the parties
arrested in Omaha they tally with
that of two men who were seen in
this city shortly after the arrival of
of train No. 14 over the Burlington
from Omaha, and that they were here
for a short time only. Chief Barclay
gathered what information was pos
sible, called the sheriff in Omaha, and
the two. men were placed in jail. They
were unable to give a very clear ac
count of their whereabouts from 8
o'clock until 11 and this would have
given them time to visit this city, get
the car and make their getaway back
to the metropolis.
This morr.'ng Ben Rairey was sent
to Omaha to identify the men if pos
sible as those whom he had seen in
this city last evening. It would seem
that these parties have been here sev
eral times and a number of persons
saw them last evening on the street
before the car was missing, and this
points strongly to the fact that the
authorities have a pretty straight line
on the right persons. Efforts are be
ing made to locate the car of Mr.
Richardson before the persons receiv
ing it have a chance to dismantle it
cr get away from this part of the
state with it. From the earmarks of
the job it would seem the work of the
fame gang that has str.ien so mr.ny
cars in Omaha during the past year.
Sheriff Quinton returned this after
loon from Omaha, accompanied by
Bon Rainey" and bringing with him
the two men, who will be arraigned
here on the charge of stealing the
auto of Mr. Richardson. The missing
car was located in Omaha late this
morning by Sheriff Quinton, having
been left in charge of a third party
by the men taking the machine, and
the car was brought back here to be
restored to the owner of the machine.
From Friday's Daily.
Ore of the most pleasant pre
nupual entertainments of the season
was given Wednesday morning at the
charming- home of Mrs. Eva Reese
when Mrs. Reese and daughter, Mr3
f. . W. Baylor enterta'.ned at a 0
o'clock breakfast complimentary to
Miss Vera Cole, whose marriage to Mr.
II. F. Goos is to take place next
The Reese home was beautiful with
decorations of the yellow and white
syringas, which were interspersed
tnrougnout tne rooms and made a
pleasing feature of the occasion. The
dainty breakfast was served in a most
charming manner by Misses Margaret
Donelan and Gladys McMaken, and
was greatly enjoyed by the twenty
ladies present to take part in the
The bride-to-be was given a pleas
ant surprise when the friends pre
sented her with a number of kitchen
helps in the way of the handy articles
for the kitchen, and which will be
installed in the new home.
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening at 8 o clock at the rec
tory of St. Luke s church occurred
the marriage of Mr. Herbert C. Sher
wood and Miss Daisy E. Perry, both
of this city. The beautiful and im
pressive Episcopal wedding ceremony
a - j it r-
was performed oy ratner w.
Leete, rector of St. Luke's, and was
witnessed by a few of the immediate
relatives of the contracting parties.
Following the wedding ceremony
the bridal couple and the relatives
were entertained at luncheon at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. B. Perry, in the west portion
of the city, until 9:30, when Mr. and
Mrs. Sherwood departed for Denver
for a short honeymoon, and on re
turning will be at home to their
friends in this city. Those from out
of the city to attend the wedding were
John Sherwood and son, Nebraska
City; Mrs. O. C. Smith and daughter,
Miss Pearl, and Mr. and Mrs. Martin
Flansburg, of Havelock.
Both of the contracting parties are
among the best known young and
oopular residents of the city, where
they have spent their lifetime, and
their many friends will be pleased to
lerrn that they will henceforth go
through life as one. The bride is
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. B.
Perry and a very acocmplished and
charming lady and possessing large
circle of friends. The groom is in
the employ of the Burlington in this
city as foreman of the paint depart
ment and is held in high esteem by
those who have the 'pleasure of know
ing him. Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood will
be at home to their friends after the
first of July in this city.
From Friday's Daily
The firm of J. 11. McMaken & Sons
have a very fine display of the Buick
automobiles, of which they are the
agents, as well as the famous G. M.
C. truck and the Kelly-Springfield
tires, of which they are representa
tives. The store and sales room is
located for the present in the White
building on Main street and during
the carnival has been the point of in
terest for a great many of the visit
ors to the city from out of town. It
is the intention of this firm to have
a first class modern garage erected
in the near future, but for the pres
ent they will use the White building
for their sales room. For those in-
From Friday's Daily
The treasury department of the
United States government that has
had in charge the floating of the $2,-
000,000,000 Liberty bonds for the
purpose of carrying on the war with
Germany and for the preparedness
program of the government is well
pleased over the showing made
throughout the country and the bonds
look to be oversubscribed by the pat
riotic people of the nation. In this
terested in autos a trip to the Buick citv the subscription to the bonds
INASMUCH as our thoughts as a nation are now turned in
united purpose towards the performance of the services and duties
which we have assumed in the cause of justice and liberty.
INASMUCH as but a small proportion of our people can have
the opportunity to serve upon the actual field of battle, but all men,
women and children alike may serve and serve effectively by making
it possible to care properly for those who do serve under arms at home
and abroad.
AND INASMUCH as the American Red Cross is the official rec
ognized agency for voluntary effort in behalf of the armed forces of
the nation and for the administration of relief.
Now, therefore, by virtue of my authority as President of the
United States and President of the American Red Cross, I, Woodrow
Wilson, do hereby proclaim the week ending June 25, 1917, as Red
Cross Week, during which the people of the United States will be
called upon to give generously and in a spirit cf patriotic sacrifice for
the support and maintenance of this work of national need.
Washington, D. C, May 25, 1917.
In His Sanitary Inspection He Does
Net Find Things Altogether As
They Should Be, and Says So.
From Saturday's Daily.
The conditions in the sanitary line
throughout the city have been looked
into by Henry L. Fillman, state pure
food inspector. In speaking of this
Mr. Fillman says:
"Last week I had the pleasure of
visiting Plattsmouth as a representa
tive of the Nebraska pure food de
partment of which Governor Neville
is commissioner and Otto Murschell is
"Not to pass bouquets, let me com
pliment the city for its general sani
tary condition, and for having a set
of business men who are agreeable to
meet, and who as a rule are trying
to live up to the enforcement of the
sanitary food law. However, I want
to -warn you that everything is not
perfect, and that those who have been
warned will operate contrary to law
at their own peril.
"I found some back yards in bad
condition, garbage having been ex
posed apparently for weeks. Now, the
law is very specific regarding waste
products subject to decomposition and
fermentation, and specifies that gar
bage cans must be provided in which
to place such refuse, and must be
used regularly. I found in one back
yard not only garbage but dead rats.
Such conditions are absolutely un
justifiable and will not be tolerated.
"Restaurants, groceries, bakeries,
hotels and other places where food
and drinks are served and sold, must
at all times be clean. Shelves and
counters must be dusted and kept
clean. The floors must be kept clean,
and paper, dirt, boxes and other refuse
must not be shoved under counters or
shelves. Such practices are conducive
to carelessness. Get the clean-up and
clean-out habit, like all good house
keepers have. Don't forget that all
perishable goods must be protected
against dirt, flies and dust, such as
dried fruits, cheese, butter, meats,
pastries, etc. This is a never ending
exaction of the law and its non-compliance
by any dealer should be re
ported to the pure food department.
Any complaints thai-come to the de
partment are held in the strictest con
fidence, so that no one need have any
fear about making complaint. We
appreciate complaints that are honest
ly made, but do net court complaints
that come from prejudiced sources.
My home is in Polk county, which is
up the Platte river something like
100 miles. To know that Plattsmouth
derives its r.ame from that dear old
river draws the bonds of affection to
your city still more closely.
Sanitory and Food Inspector.
From Satimlav's Dailv.
This morning C. E. Wescott of Los
Angeles, Cal., arrived in company
Lwith his son, C. C. Wescott, from Cal
gary, Canada, and Mr. and Mrs. Wes
cott, sr., will enjoy a visit with his
sons in this city and the many old
friends. Mr. C. E. Wescott was met
at Calgary by his son from this ctiy,
and they spent a short time looking
over their land interests near that
place before starting for this city. Mr.
Wescott was quite sick during the win
ter at his home in Los Angeles, but is
now feeling much better and has
greatly enjoyed the trip. He will re
main here for some time visiting the
old home.
Fred W. Ebinger of Plainview is
in the city enjoying a short visit with
his relatives and friends for a few
headquarters is well worth the time nave tomu 11 um '""a ' " "
i oi jne ana ine uauns nu c x iaigc
J . j 1 a A. A 1
i number oi applications constantly
From Friday's Daily.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Phitzmeyer are
rejoicing over the arrival at their
home of a charming little daughter
that has come to make her home
with them. The little one and the
mother are doing nicely and Max
is as proud as a father of such a
fine daughter should be. The friends
of the family will extend their con
gratulations and best wishes for the
future welfare of the little one.
coming in for the paper of Uncle
Sam. The First National Bank has
filled applications for $27,500 of the
bonds. The Bank of Cass County has
$15,000, with a large number of ap
plications on hand to be supplied with
the bonds. The Plattsmouth State
Bank has applications for $5,000 of
the bonds. The Bank of Union in this
county has received and filled, appli
cations for $9,000 of the Liberty loan,
Wall Paper, Paints, Glass, Picture
Framing. Frank Gobelman.
Patristism and Business
Every good citizen at this time should do his
share toward strengthening the Federal Reserve
Banking System which our Government has cre
ated with its billion dollars of resources to stand
back of its members' banks and their depositors.
You can contribute directly to the strength of
this system, and at the same time secure its pro
tection by depositing your money with us, since
part of every dollar you deposit with us goes
directly into the new system, where it is always
ready for you when needed.
This is a suggestion for
prompt action.
The only National Bank in Plattsmouth
Yesterday afternoon the members
of Company C, of the Fourth Nebras
ka, which is stationed on guard duty
at the bridge in this city, made them
selves felt in the realm of the great
American game of baseball when they
trounced .the team representing the
Tom W. Allen Shows by a score of 10
to G before a very enthusiastic audi
ence at the Red Sox ball park. The
game was one filled with a great deal
of ginger throughout and several
times the lead of the soldiers was
threatened by the carnival company
team, but by playing the game tight
in the last innings, the boys from the
military camp were able to stop the
onrush of the amusement promoters.
The soldiers possessed plenty of gin
ger in their playing and the batting
of Dailey and Rasneick were especial
features of the conflict, while in the
fielding department Pavlick, the
catcher of the army team, proved a
stone wall for his team mates and
held down the carnival team. Dailey
opened the game for the army and
was able to keep the carnival boys
guessing for the innings he was in
the box, but was touched for several
hits, which, with errors, allowed the
visitors an opportunity to score. His
stick work, however, was a large con
tributor to the victory of the soldier
boys and in this department Rasneick
was also on the job, with a few badly
needed and timely pokes of the pill.
Kennedy, of the soldiers, also was
able to nab two badly needed hits
Johnson at second, while having sev
eral errors, was able at critical times
to grab a few of the drives of the
visitors that looked good for runs
For .the carnival company Bemis.'the
pitcher, was the bright particular
star of the game, while Kaufman was
the most successful in batting. Cross,
in center field, saved his team from a
heavier score by two good catches
The tabulated score of the game was
as follows:
AB. H. PO. A. E.
M"Cnrthv. r. f 2 1 0 0 0
O'Toole, V. f 2 1 0 0 1
kVnnodv. r. f 4 2 0 0 0
Rasneick, lb 5
Finder, s. s.-p.
Aldrich, 1. f. .
Gustfson, 3b .
Johnson, 2b 4
Pavlick, c. . .-. 4
Dailey, p.-s. s 4
From Saturday's Daily.
Yesterday Miss Hazel Dovey enter
tained at a 1:30 bridge luncheon in
honor of Misses Verna and Lillian
Cole, two of the forthcoming June
brides. The appointments of the
luncheon were in a color scheme of
pink and white, the beautiful pink
and white peonies being used in the
decorative scheme of the afternoon
and added to the beauty of the oc
casion. The luncheon was in four
cources and covers were laid for
twenty. The ladies enjoyed the after
noon in the playing of bridge, which
proved most delightful. Miss Dovey
was assisted in entertaining by Mrs.
Wayne Dickson of Omaha.
Totals 37 13 27 12
Lee, lb 4
Samuels, 1. f.
Fuller, 2b
Kaufman, 3b
Parker s. s. .
Cross, c. f. .
Martin, r. f.
Hermon, c. .
Bemis, p 3
- Totals ,34
24 14 6
From Saturday's Daily.
Plattsmouth, June 16. Editor of
the Journal: Time and again the un
dersigned has observed communica
tions from various writers suggesting
ways and means to care for the de
pendants and families of our brave
boys who may lose their lives in this
war. Permit me to submit a plan that
will be presented to the Grand Aerie
convention of the Fraternal Order of
Eagles to be held at Buffalo this com
ing August, and which, no doubt, will
be enacted into law.
At Kansas City, May 29, twelve
members of Grand Worthy President
Rex B. Goodsell's administration de
termined to recommend to the coming
grand aerie a proposition that will
surely prove the greabist patriotic
movement that has ever been put
forth in fraternal history. Briefly, it
is this: inat those oi us that are not
called to the colors shall, during the
duration of the war. each cay the
sum of 10 cents per month into a com
mon fund, under the control of. the
grand aerie, for the purpose of insur
ing for $1,000 the life cf every man
who serves in the army or navy from
the date of his enlistment until the
war is over, if he loses his life dur
ing the period of enlistment the face
of the policy shall be paid to his de
pendents or to his beneficiaries.
To illustrate: The premium on
$1,000 for a man of 26 years, under
the American experience table, the
most conservatative table, is $14.57.
To this must be added the war risk
of $37.50, making a total annual prem-
of $52.07. Now, 10 cents a month
from our 400,000 members, exempting,
of course, our enlisted members, will
net approximately $480,000 a year. In
other words, we can insure between
9,000 and 10,000 members of this or
der each for a $1,000 life insurance
policy if each of us will pay 10 cents
a montn tne value oi a iair cigar,
the price of a moving picture show.
The premium for this policy will
not cost our enlisted members one
cent. It is to be the gift of those of
us who remain behind. It is to be our
"Godspeed and good wishes" to the
man who goes to the front. Could
anything be more patriotic or more
necessary? Is it not fraternalism act
ually transformed into something con
crete and encouraging? Should it not
also promote the growth and prosper
ity of the Fraternal Order of Eagles ?
It. should also stop lapses, if anything
will; for who would sever his connec
tion with an order carrying into effect
such a movement? It should increase
our membership, for men now outside
will in patriotic-approval wish to put
the seal of their manhood on what we
are doing. Out of a wide fraternal
experience I say this is the high water
mark in our fraternity. How does it
appeal to you, Mr. Reader?
State Inside Guard F. O. E.
From Saturday's Daily.
Helen, the little daughter of Judge
and Mrs. Allen J. Beeson, is reported
this morning as being some improved
from her recent attack of auto-intoxication,
and it is now thought that she
will recover from the very serious at
tack. This will be very pleasing news
to the friends of the family through
out the county.
Dawson Will Fix It, ,
One of the Best Games of the Season
Staged Sunday, and Sox Win,
By a Score of 2 to 0.
One of the best base ball games of
the season was staged yesterday aft
ernoon at the Red Sox park when the
Burgess-Nash crack independent team
cf Omaha was trimmed, by the score
of 2 to 0. The game was close and in
doubt until the last man was retired,
as the score was small and a hit at
any stage of the conflict might have
proven disastrous to either side. Hay,
formerly of the Storz team of Omaha,
did the pitching for the Sox, and the
catching department was looked after
by Prefki, the former state leaguer,
who was there and over. Herald, the
regular catcher of the Sox, covered
the initial station in fine shape and
his playing contributed materially to
the success of his teammates. Wes
Baker did the tossing for the Burgess
Nash crew and was decidedly wild,
but at that only allowed two hits to
be secured by the Sox, while the Oma
ha team secured the same number off
Hay. The Burgess-Nash team is a
good clean organization of fast ball
players and gave the fans a splendid
exhibition of the national sport.
Hughie Graham, the first sacker of
the visitors, is a great favorite in this
city, and his friends were well pleased
to see him. Mr. Graham has enlisted
in the navy and his base ball career
will end as soon as the call comes
for his report to the training station.
The fielding of Beal and Ed Mason
also featured the game.
There was nothing doing in the
scoring line until the seventh inning,
when the locals brought in their two
tallies that spelled vctory, and in this
inning their hits were most effective
in run-getting combined with the wild
pitch of Baker. Finder, the first man
up in this inning, was safe at first
when Padillo, the Cuban shortstop,
threw wild to first. Hav retired on a
high fly to King in the right garden.
Edwards was the first to break the
ice in the hitting line with a timely
poke to left field that allowed Finder
to register at the plate for the first
run of the game. Grassman, follow
ing Edwards, drove a hot one through
short stop for a safe hit, and Beal,
who followed, was hit by one of the
slants of Baker, filling the bases. Sals-
burg was retired on a fly to Graham
at first. While Baker was delivering
to Herold at bat, he allowed a wild
one to slip that Sanford could not se
cure and as a result Edwards regis
tered. Herold closed the inning by
retiring, Clark to Graham, leaving the
score 2 to 0, and thus it remained
until the close of the game. The tabu
lated score of the game was as fol
lows: RED SOX.
AB. H.
Beal, cf 3 0
Salsburg, 2b 4 0
Herold, lb 2 0
Prefki, c 4 0
Mason, If 4 0
Finder, rf 3 0
Hay, p 2 0
Edwards, 3b 3 1
Grassman, ss 3 1
Totals 28 2
AB.' H.
Platz, 3b 4 1
Padillo, ss 4 0
Graham, lb 4 0
Charmquist, If. .. . 3 0
Clark, 2b 3 0
Hasson, cf. ' 3 0
King, rf 3 0
Sandow, c. . 3 1
Baker, p 3 0
.30 2 24
O. A. F..
2 0 0
12 1
13 0 0
7 0 0
2 0 0
10 0
0 5 0
10 0
0 3 0
27 10 1
O. A. E.
12 1
12 0 0
11 0
12 0
0 0 0
10 0
G 1 0
0 2 0
24 9 2
From Friday's Dally.
W. E. Propst, the local agent of
the famous Paige automobiles, has
in the past few days disposed of two
fine machines to two of the prominent
formers of the community. Glen Per
ry of near Murray, has secured a new
Paige sedan of the latest type, and
for which he paid the sum of $2,475.
F. J. Hennings of near Cedar Creek,
has also invested in a Paige seven
passenger touring car. This is a
fifty-one ' horsepower machine and is
priced at $1,555, and is a car that is
strictly up to the minute.