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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1918.
PECULIAR CASE UP
FOR TRIAL IN THE
CONTROVERSY OVER SOME CORN
SOLD TO FARMERS ELEVA
TOR CO. RECENTLY.
S. Olin Cole Bought the Corn from
His Sons, and Resold to Eleva
tor They Contracted To.
From Monday"? Imily.
Jn the District court today is be
ing tried a. case ra.ther peculiar in
its aspect in that a fanner is suing
for a balance he alleges due him on
corn sold, which the elevator peo
ple claim they had purchased before
at the price paid.
It seems that some time ago the
Cole brothers sold to the Farmers
Elevator company a quantity of corn
to be delivered to the elevator at a
later date, and when the time came,
they offered to deliver it as agreed,
it is claimed. But the elevator was
not in position to receive the grain,
there Ling no room for it and the
(levator people being unable to get
cars in which to load it. Therefore
the boys sold the ccrn to their fath
er. Mr. S. Olin Cole, who took it, and
later when the elevator had room,
rr.old to the Farmers Klevator com
pany. When the time came for set
tlement the elevator allowed him ap
proximately the same price it had
been. agreed the hoys were to re
ceive. Now comes Mr. Cole, Sr., in
this ca-o, and claims as rightfully
due him the amount being paid for
corn at the time of his sale to the
elevator. The matter is before a
jury composed of C. L. Peacock, Jas.
Ilurnie. Ed Doran, A. W. Xorris, I...
. TiHlttf-K. C Gibbtrson, Wia. Coat
man, Wm. Hoover. Charles Murphy,
John Roth and J. Johnson.
Mr. Cole is being represented by
.Attorneys W. A. Robertson and C.
S. Aldrich, while C. A. Kawls is in
charge of the elevator company's in
terests. A number of witnesses are
to be heard in the case, which is be
ing closely contested by the attor
neys on both sides.
THE THIRD BARN BURNS.
From Monday's I'aily.
Last Saturday night, with the
mercury hovering around zero, and
with no apparent course the barn of
John A. Koukal was discovered to
be on fire about seven o'clock. The
barn was situated some three or more
blocks beyond the reach of the line
of hose from the nearest fire hyd
rant and no water could be getten to
the burning buildin:
This is the
third burn to burn mysteriously in
that portion of the city, the first be
ing that of J. F. Clugey. then the
one of C. Y. Baylor and now comes
the one of Mr. Koukal. It looks like
something was wrong; who is re
sponsible for this kind of procedure
should be compelled to answer for
it in seme way.
Mr. Koukal lost three horses.
which be was not able to get out,
some six hundred bushels of oats.
r0 bushels of corn, besides much
roughness. The farming machinery
consisting of plows cultivators, wag
ons, harness and the like as well as
his car, were all consumed and an
entire loss. Fortunate that he has
insurance on the property, still the
loss is great enough. The cows
were not lost, and thus will assist in
caring for the other losses, as the
cows were a valuable asset to his
farming equipment. A large crowd
were out to assist, and the fire
fighters were there doing what they
could to put the fire out, but the in
ability to get water to the place
made their efforts futile.
MARRIED AT THE MANSE.
From Mondor's railv.
A short time since, John Benton
Livingston and Miss Lillian Bajack,
both arriving at the age of twenty
one, procured a license of the coun
ty judge, permitting them to marry.
and securing the services of IT. G
McClusney, were united in marriage
These are two of the finest of the
young people in this city and vicin
ity. The groom John Benton Liv
ingston is the son of Mr. and Mrs
W. B. Livingston, and a young: man
of hish repute and, many sterling
qualities, and a young map who is
loved and honored by a host of
friends. The bride, the accomplish
ed daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johi
Bajack, was born in this city, edu
cated in the public schools of th
city, and is loved by a large circle
of friends and admirers. The youn
couple will make their home here
where they will engage in farming
WAS IN WRECK ON 'KATY FLYER
Fmm Monday's Dally.
Lee Bennett, who has been at
Corpus Christi, Texas, for the past
three weeks, visiting with an aunt,
returned last evening, called to take
the physical examination before the
local board at Clark, South Dakota,
being placed in the first class of the
draft. Mr. Bennett was on the 'Katy
t iver which went into the ditch a
few days since when two men were
killed and two more seriously in
jured which Mr. Bennett received
was a small scratch on one hand and
a little glass in the top of his head.
Mr. Bennett departed this morning
for Clark, South Xakota to report
AMONG THOSE EXAMINED
From Tuesday's 1 tail v.
Kane A. Fredrickson came in j'es-
terday from Weeping Water in com
pany with several other young men
from that city, who were examined
today by the local board of exemp
tion as among the first men in Class
1, Division A, for the next draft
call. This is Mr. Frederickson's sec
ond time' to be examined he having
been called in September to fill out
a shortage in this county's quota.
and after being examined the re
versal of several exemption claims by
the district board made available
enough men so that he was not sent
to cantonment in the fall. This puts
him among the first up for the sec
ond draft call. While in the city over
last night and today, Mr. Frederick-
son was a guest of E. A. Webb, with
whom he was well acquainted when
the two worked in Nebraska City
some months ago.
WILL CELEBRATE 62D B12THDAY
From TuesdaV I ily.
The I. O. O. F. No. One of this state
located at Omaha will on February
first celebrate the sixty-second anni
versary cf the Institution of the
order in this state. On February
1st. IS.'G the first lodge of Odd-Fel
lows was rganized in Nebraska, and
That, lodge will celebrate the occa
sion with appropriate ceremonies a
program will be given, and a ban-
ouet served after the business and
program have been completed. This
occasion will be for the members and
invited friends of the lodge; and
their wives. J. II. Short of the Wes
tern Machine and Foundry company
Is a member of that lodge, and will
attend. An invitation has been sent
to the lodge at Plattsmouth which is
number seven, and an old lodge al
so, Louisville has been Invited as
well, with the lodge at South Oma
ha and Council Bluffs and other near
by towns. Arrangements are being
made for a large number of people,
members of the lodge here and their
wives to attend the ceremonies. They
will either go in cars or on the
train, and both services are excellent.
Call up the secretary or J. II. Short
or phone and make arrangements for
going and enjoying the evening.
GROUND HOG DAY SATURDAY.
The food conservation committee
must have had a tender spot in their
make up for the festive ground hog,
as they have made that day a pork-
less day, so what is the use of
getting the groundhog, when he can
not use it.
GETS FINGER FAST IN SHELLER.
From Tuesdnv's Dally.
Last evening while shelling corn
for his flock of chickens, which by
the way are a fine lot of fowls, and
one which would excite the cupidity
of any native of Alabama or Geor
gia, the judge of the county court
Allen Johnson Beeson, got the great
finger of his right hand badly lacer
ated on the end, so that it is prac
tically out of commission. John
R. Beeson who was visiting at the
home of the judge, brought ' his
brother to the city and had the
member dressed, and the physician
fixed it so that it will grow in a
finger most as good as new.
Rand-McNally "wax maps for sale
at the journal office.
A BAD FREIGHT
WRECK IN THE
OCCURRED AT EARLY HOUR THIS
MORNING FIVE CARS DE
MOLISHED IN IT.
TRAINS DETOURED VIA BLUFFS
Wrecking Crews Working to Clear
Away Debris of Rear End Col
lision Piano Smashed.
From Tuesday's Dally.
At about two o'clock this morn
ing while the local switch engine was
endeavoring to help train number 74
over the hill and across the river, a
wrecK occurred in which, live cars
were piled up and most of them de
molished. Three of the wrecked cars
contained ice, which was scattered
over the adjacent ground and rolled
down the river bank, while a car con
taining merchandise was practically
strewn to the four winds of the
Heavens. Boxes of crackers and cook
ies were scattered all around over
the vicinity and a piano or rather
pieces of it here and there bore
mute testimony of having been ship
ped from "somewhere" to "some
where" although we would opine it
will never reach its destination. The
sounding board and the hammers
were still intact to a certain extent,
and semi-occasionally someone would
strike a wierd note, intended to cheer
but falling far short of its mission.
The collission, which was a rear-
ender, occurred just north of the
switch office, where the tracks over
lap each other, making it impossi
ble for another train to pass and
thus traffic was impeded and train
number six the morning eastbound
passenger had to detour via Coun
cil Bluffs, while number 15 made the
run over here from Pacific Junction,
carrying passengers for both east-
bound and west bound connections.
Men have been working with two
wrecking outfits today to clear up
the debris and put the track back in
shape for traffic they having started
shortly after the wreck occurred at
the early hour this morning.
N HONOR OF THEIR DE
PARTURE FOR DAYTON
rrom Tuesdava Dally.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. L.
Feller on Sunday evening was gath
erad a small company of friends to
partake of a delicious eventime meal
which Mrs. Feller had prepared for
them, the affair being in the nature
of a reception for Mr.- and Mrs. Har
ry Eyler, who this week take their
departure from our midst, going to
Dayton, Ohio, where Mr. Eyler has
accepted employment with the Ohl
ers Fare Registering Manufacturing
company, as a tool maker in their
newly equipped plant which will
manufacure mounts and sights for
guns to be used in the U. S. armj
The evening was enjoyed by those
present, the time passing all too
rapidly with music, song and social
conversation. Those present were
Mr. and Mrs. Eyler, E. A. Webb, Miss
Hillebrand and Mr. and Mrs. Feller.
Last evening was held another
social gathering at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. II. Short,' there being
present a number of friends and the
time being spent at playing cards,
etc., the Eylers being the honored
uests of the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Eyler will complete
the moving of their goods to Omaha,
for storage at the home of his par
ents tomorrow, when a moving van
will come down and convey them to
the city. Mrs. Eyler will also leave
for Omaha to visit her parents, but
her husband will continue his work
here until the latter part of the week
on account of pressing need of get
ting out some partially completed
work, and on Thursday evening at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Short,
in the Coronado apartments he will
be tendered a farewell reception by
his fellow workmen in the Western
Machine and Foundry company's
works. Following this he will visit
briefly in Omaha and then take bis
departure for the nqw position at
Dayton, while Mrs. Eyler will visit
at the home of her and his parents
in Omaha several weeks before join
ing her husband in "the east.
The occasion tomorrow night at
the home of Mr. and Mrs, P'tort will
be one of pleasure, and lik? those
tnat nave gone neiore, it wm give
a practical demonstration of the es
teem in which the Eylers are held by
the friends they have made during
their several months' stav here.
LAID AT REST YESTERDAY.
From Tuesday's Da 11 v.
Yesterday was held the last sad
rites over t lie mortal remains of
James Kennedy, who passed away a
few days since, at his late home
south of this city. Mr. Kennedy
wno was norn in ireiana, was a
resident of this city and count v for
about thirty-five years, lie has been
an employe of the Burlington shops
during almost the whole of his resi
dence here. Some four weeks since
he was taken with pneumonia, and
has fought to the last for the life,
which the dread disease was threat
ening. The family of which there are
three sons and two daughters hzving
given their utmost in care and at
tention for minister and make com
fortable their father, and to aid in
his recovery, all seeming to no pur
pose as in the end. he had to give
his life, to the disease which had
fastened itself upon him. The fun
eral was held from the St. John's
Catholic church yesterdav morning,
the reverent Father M. A. Sliine offi
IN DISTRICT COURT TODAY.
From TuesJay's Dnily.
The jury being waved in the case
of The International Harvester Com
pany and V. R. Iewey of Greenwood.
the hearing was had. with the result
that a verdict for the plaintiff, for
the sum of $1,204.12 was granted for
goods purchased an 3 delivered. The
interests cf the Harvester Company
was looked after by W. A. Robert
Yesterday the bondsmen for O. II.
Tower in the sum of one thousand
dollars, which were entered into on
January 23, 1917. for his appear
ance were released, they being John
Bauer sr. H. M. Soennichsen. S. L.
Cotner and Wm. Ballance and Mr.
The jury was selected this morn-
ng tor the hearing which is being
held this afternoon, wherein Omar
A. Coon, brings suit against the Mis
souri Facihc Railway company.
Benj. F. Bush et al. receivers, for
burning of hay by the locomotive of
heir road, on his farm near Manley.
The jury selected for the hearing
were B. F. Dill, Wm. M. Hoover.
John M. -Chalfant, John Routh. W.
Althouse, Walter Clause, George
Weideman, James Burnie. Ed. Doran,
E. C. Gibberson, J. Johnson. The
parties are being represented by C.
E. Tefft for the plaintiff and J. A.
Kennedy for the defense.
WILL LIVE AT AVOCA, IOWA.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Last Friday Albert Donaldson and
wife departed for Avoca. Iowa, go
ng there to look over a proposition
for working there during the coming
year. They were offered fifty dollars
per month, or six hundred dollars per
year, with board for both for Mr.
Donaldson's work, with nothing for
Mrs. Donaldson to do. They accept
ed the proposition, Mrs. Donaldson
staying, while Albert returned to
close up what, business he had here,
which he did, and this afternoon de
parted for that place to begin his
work at once.
WILL FARM IN COLORADO.
From Monday's "P.m il v.
Thomas Heirich, who has been
working at the plumbing trade at
Omaha for some time past has resign
ed his position, and was home over
Sunday, a guest at the home of his
mother in this city. Mr. Heinrich
departed this morning for Omaha.
and from there he will go to Hol
yoke, Colorado, where he will en
gage in farming, they having a farm
WOOD FOR SALE.
A little help in the way of reduc
ing the high price of fuel. Dry
Cottonwood poles for $2.00 a load, at
Rock Bluffs, near Rocky Point. A
good road out. Stanlev Hall.
Subscribe for the Journal.
THE CITY COUN
CIL HELD REAL
SHOWED A DISPOSITION TO SAVE
FUEL EY ADJOURNING AND
GOING TO HOMES.
DISGUSSED FLAG IN THE PARK
Bui Little Business to Transact and
Didn't Take Long to Trans
act It Few Bills Even.
From Tuesclav's Dailv.
When the Mayor's gavel rapped for
order last evening at the meeting of
the members of t lie city's legislative
body, all were found in their seats
with the exception of Johnson and
uttery. jonnson, wno was at a
Building and Loan meeting, came in
a few minutes, arriving before the
minutes had been read and approved,
but Buttery failed to put in his ap
pearance at all.
The report of the Finance com
mittee showed but little stirring in
the business life of the city, and the
accounts which were recommended
for payment were very few, leaving
but a short list of
Clause Boetel. burying dogs3 l.TiO
I. N. Cumniings, same .50
M. Lutz, testing brick 14.70
J. H. McMaken & Sons, matl. .",3.4 0
Total allowed $."0.10
One petition was read asking that
an increase or rent be allowed lor a
foot path over some lots, on account
cf a bridge being out in th we.st
portion of the city. The amount of
rent now being paid is tour dollars
and the petition asked that, it be in
creased to five dollars. The petition
was reterred to a committee to in
Following this the Judiciary com
mittee had a report to offer regard
ing the increased cost of insuring the
city employees, which has advanced
from S14S.2G to $185.22. This is
the matter which was recently plac
ed in their hands for investigation.
Upon inquiry, it was ascertained the
employes of the city are now draw
ing considerably larger salaries than
heretofore, and this fact together
with some changes in the law touch
ing upon the Employes Compensation
act, made the risk greater and other
insurance wr'ters'had given as their
opinion that the advance was noth
ing but what was just and right. The
increase in this instance amounted
to $3fi.f)G, which sum was, upon mo
tion duly made and seconded, ordered
The bill of Bruce and Standhaven
which was referred to the Streets
Alleys and Bridges committee for in
vestigation at a previous meeting,
was reported on at this time, the
committee recommending that ?3.22
be paid, and that the remainder be
left until work was completed.
The reports of the Fire and Water
committee and of the Chef of the
Fire Department were pronounced to
be O. K.
The matter of standard width and
materials in sidewalk construction
was brought up by Harris of the
Fifth, and the City Attorney was in
structed to draw an ordinance cov
ering the subject, for consideration
at some future meeting. The mayor
claimed that contractors would bid
a half cent cheaper and make walks
five cents poorer to pay for it.
Harris also brought up the mat
ter of the failure of the Park com
mittee to place a flag on the pole at
Garfield park, and the matter was
discussed. Mayor Sattler said there
was but little money in the fund
available for this purpose and that
he thought it would be better to give
it to the Red Cross than to invest it
in flags at the price and with the
certainty that the weather at this
time of year would tear them up.
He thought when the weather got
good again it would be a good thing
to put some up. Mr. Harris insisted
that the people wanted to know why
the flags were not up as per the re
cent order of the council and the re
quest of the people, saying, that if
it had been decided not to put the
flags up, the people should be "let
in" on such decision, which would
do away with so much needless ex
planation and also serve to stop
RECEIVED SAD NEWS.
From Mhii.'.iv's l:ii)v.
Last Saturday afternoon Mr
Clarence Robeson, one of the oper
ators on the linotype lor the Journal
received a message from his brother
Robert G. Robeson, who is a warrant
officer on the V. S. S. Kentucky, sta
tioned at Newport, It. I., that he had
jut lost his wife and that he had a
fine baby boy. Mr. Robert Robeson
has been with the navy lor the past
eleven years, and lrs. Robeson who
was an eastern girl, has been living
with her folks at Newport. The
message conies as a hard blow to Mr.
Robeson and familv here.
IN HONOR OF BIRTHDAY.
From Monday's T:iily.
Mrs. William Baird very pleasant
ly entertained a number of friends
at her cozy home, Saturday after
noon, in honor of her father, Mr.
Tourtelot's eighty-fourth birthday
anniversary. The afternoon was de
voted to progressive Rook, a game,
which Grandfather Tourtelot has
played quite often and one which he
enjoys very much. The games were
entered into much interest and en
thusiasm, even Grandfather was as
enthusiastic over the games as the
younger guests. About four o'clock
Mrs. Baird. assisted by Mesdames J.
E. Wiles, L. L. Wiles and A. J! Bee
son, served a dainty birthday lunch
eon. After the luncheon, the games
were resumed. Grandfather Tourte
lot was presented with a number of
pretty birthday gifts. On their de
parture, the guests thanked Mrs.
Baird for the splendid afternoon's en
tertainment afforded them and wish
ed Grandfather many more birthdays
on which to play Rook.
SWITCH THE SWTCHMAN.
From MoikIp y T'afly.
Some changes are made in the
hours of the switchmen, or rather
in what some of them work. Everett
Gooding and Glen Edwards who
heretofore have been working dur
ing the night shi-ft have been placed
on in the day time to supply the
positions which herriofore was occu
pied by Harry Gochenour and N. W.
Chrissinger who a short time since
resigned their positions.
RETURNING TO THE SERVICE.
From ?.Iorl-i v's laily.
Lieut. L. W. Whitacre and wife
arrived from Hastings this morning,
where they have been visiting for
the past week, and Mr:;. Whitacre
will take up her work with the high
school, while Lieut. Whitacre will
return to his duties at Camp Sher
man in Ohio.
Her Trouble Is Gone.
Mrs. Thomas H. Davis, Montgom
ery, Ind., says she had trouble with
her bladder and had doctored for
several months without relief, when
Foley Kidney Pills were recommend
ed and she commence using thra and
got relief. They relieve backach,
rheumatic painsy stiff, swollen joints
and kidney trouble. Sold everywhere.
This is the Time for Every
Citizen to Support the United
Many are doing so at considerable cost or sacrifice
We have joined the Federal Reserve Banking Sys"
tern established by the Government to give greater
financial stability and strength to the member banks
and protection to their depositors. You can give
your support to this great Government enterprise
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WAR SECRETARY REVEALS MIL
ITARY SECRETS BEFORE
BAKER MAKES A LONG REPORT
Huge Army, Fully Equipped, is Now
in France Others to Follow
as Fast as Possible.
Washington, Jan. 2S. Five hun
dred thousand American troops in
France early this year and a million.
and a half more readv to i?o l'ullv
equipped with the artillery to sup
port them, this was the answer Sec
retary Baker gave the senate mili
tary committee to the charge of in
efficiency and breakdown in the mili
As the climax of a day's explana
tion of all that the military estab
lishment had done, freely confessing
faults and imperfections in so vast
an undertaking. but maintaining
that out of each deficiency the rem
edy has been found, the secretarv of
war disclosed what hitherto has been
guarded as a military secret and
what the German' people little sus
pect. This great fighting force, probably
little expected by the German gen
eral staff itself, will be composed of
the men now with General Pershing,
the thirty-two divisions of troops
now in cantonments and camps in
the United States and ready to move.
Secretary Baker said, and by the
next increments to. be drawn and
trained this spring under the selec
tive service law.
Elemental equipment of the men
from the Fnited States is assured
and the artillery necessarv to their
support will come from the British
ind French governments which have
uch an excess of ordnance that they
have on their own initiative, offered
o supply the guns and save ships
which would be used for their trans
port. The secretary of war even went
further and laid bare facts regarding
preparations for the American army
in France, which have hitherto been
held as close military secrets or else
spread only to a few who have en
joyed the confidence of government
Gets Good Results Quickly.
These few lines from J. E. Haynes,
McAlester, Okla., deserve careful
reading by every one who values
good health: "I find no medicine
which acts so mildly and quickly
with good results as Foley Cathartic
Tablets. They empty the j-tomach
and bowels, giving all of the diges
tive organs a healthy action." Sold
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