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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, J MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1918.
TO REWARD AT
RIPE OLD AG
MRS. KATHERIKE BUSCH ANS
WERS CALL MONDAY AT HOME
OF DAUGHTER AT PALMER.
MOTHER 0' THIRTEEN CHILDREN
Passes to Great Beyond After an Ill
ness Extending Over Some
FroT'i Thursd.-iVs Daily.
After an illness extending over
some three weeks, Mrs. Katherine
Busch answered the call of the grim
messenger, at the home of her daugh-
tor Mrs. Mary Laudenschlager at
her home in Palmer, Nebraska,
where she has been visiting during
the past winter. About three weeks
since Mrs. Uusch was stricken with
paralysis of the nerves, and was
taken to her bed, where she stayed
during the illness. With patience
and loving hands her children minis
tered unto her wants, but of all the
things which was done to aid her,
the end came Monday.
Mrs. Busch, then Miss Katherine
Inhelder was born in Switzerland,
February '21. 1S38. where she lived
until she was about eighteen years
of age. when she with her family
came to this country, settling near
Hock Island. Illinois where in 18.19.
she was united in m irriage to Frank
Uusch, they coming in a short time
later to Nebraska, locating near
Cedar Creek, where they had made
their home during more than fifty
years. Mr. Frank Busch died about
fourteen years since, and siiiCe that
time.' Mrs. Busch made her home in
this city for some time and later has
been with her children in various
parts of this state. To the union
there wer twelve children born, one
of whom died at 14 years of age, the
others are living and are: Mrs.
Mary Laudenschlager of Palrner, at
whose home the mother died. Mrs.
Anna Zimmerman of Springfield.
Mrs. Margaret Hagmann of Palmer,
Mrs. Katie Hewitt and Ida Brodie of
Los Angeles. John Eusch of Cedar
Creek, Frank Busch and Mrs. Lillie
Band of Omaha. Emma McMaken
cf Plattsmouth, Rpsie Kelly of Okla
homa. Mathilde Jardine of Green
wood. The funeral will be held from the
T'nion church near the Waldradt
cemetery near Cedar Creek, in the
vicinity of the home, where she
spent so many pleasant and useful
years of her life.
The Rev. J. II. Stager of the St.
Paul's Evangelical church of this city
will conduct the ceremony.
The pall bearers who will with
loving and tender hands' assist in the
burial are: Christ Gower, Otto
Spreick, Thomas Pennant, John
Lohnes, Phillip Schaefer and A. B.
Mrs. Busch came to this city and
county in IS 61, and with her neigh
bors and friends helped to make
this country what it is, being from
a barren prairie a land which is now
helping to feed the world and mak
ing a society fit for anyone to make
GIVE FAREWELL DINNER.
From Thursday's Daily.
Last Sunday at the home o" Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Creamer was giv
en to the members of the Shrader
family a farewell dinner to the fam
ily of the Rev. Dee Ilolbrook, who
have been visiting here from their
home in West Graham, Va. Rev.
Ilolbrook and family have been here
for the past month, and have been
having an excellent time with their
relatives, and the friends which
they have made while here. The
dinner was for the extending to the
people from the east a taste of wes
tern hospitality and friendship.
There were at the dinner 29 of
the relatives and to say that good
cheer and good feeling was at the
board would be putting it mildly.
The family of Ilolbrook, of which
there are a number cannot but look
back on their visit in the west as
one cf pleasant remembrances.
For Salp A number or white
Brahma Cockerels. Mrs. C. E. Ileeb-
AMICK VS. MURRAY.
From Thursday's Daily.'
The case of J. L. Amich vs. Christ
Murray, which the jury was mipan
Vlled for yesterday was heard this
morning the case going to the jury
just before the noon hour. A large
number of witnesses were examined
and an inteersted crowd were pres
ent to listen to the evidence, and
hear the trial. The trial occupied
the morning, and went the jury at
about noon, and as we go to press are
still deliberating on the evidence,
not having as yet arrived at a ver
CHILDREN TAKEN TO LINCOLN,
From Thursday's Daily.
For a long time the condition in
which Frank Banek and family have
been making a camouflage of living
in the southwestern portion of the
town has been observed by the au
thorities. Attention was directed to
this case some time since, and people
furnished provisions which was
strewn over the floor and trodden
into the dirt. The family which
consist of the parents and five child
ren have had no furniture, nor cloth
ing. The father Frank Banek has
worked all the time but the family
seem to have no way of caring for
the earnings, the children which ex
tremely dirty and ill clad seem to
have had sufficient to eat as they
are all fat and in good condition
that way. They range from nine to
two years of age, four girls and one
boy. They were brought before the
county attorney, who in district
court preferred charges against them
asking the court to pass sentence on
them which was as follows. The
state adopted the children and sher
iff Quinton departed this afternoon
with the five children for Lincoln,
where they will be placed on the
state childrcns home.
ARE HAVING A SALE TODAY.
From Saturday's Dally.
George W. Mark, living northwest
of Xehawka, 1 and Andrew Poulson,
who has been farming the place,
which belongs to Mr. Mark, but
which has been sold, are today hav
ing a sale on the farm, which con
sists of the necessary fanning uten
sils, for the conducting of the work
cn the farm.
Mr. Poulson has a half section in
Chase county, which he had intend
ed to farm, but on account of hi3
having been a single man and com
ing in class one, he concluded he
would sell off what he has and be
ready when the call came for him
to go to the front.
BOY MAKES GOOD
From Saturday's Dally.
Oakley M. Polk, a former Platts
mouth boy, now living in New Castle
Indiana, is making good in his home
in the east. The following clipping
from the Newcastle (Ind.) News,
tells the story:
A number of changes were made
yesterday in the directors and officer?
of the Central Thurst Company,
owing to the voluntary retirement
of several men. L. P. Newby, who
was one of the organizers of th
bank, has sold his stock and retires
from the organization; Earl Frazier,
who has been assistant secretary of
the company, succeeds Ray Davis as
secretary on account of the latter
resigning to become cashier of the
First National Bank; W. S. Cham
bers, who had been a director since
the Trust Company was organized in
1902, also resigned. The places on
the board were filled by the election
of Oakley M. Polk, of the Vaughan-
Polk Co.; II. Edgar French, of the
French & Sons' Piano Co., and John
II. Morris, the well-known attor
ney, all of them splendid and ener
getic business men. J. Milton Cook
was elected vice-president. Robert
II. Mclntyre. who has been the ac
tive head of the banw since it start
ed, was re-elected president. There
were no changes in the other mem
bers of the board of directors, six of
them being re-elected, as follows:
John. H. Hewitt, F. A. Bolser, R. H
Mclntyre. David Frazier, Badge
Davis and J. Milton Cook. The re
port of the officers showed an excel
lent business for the past year.
These Tablets arc intended es
pecially for disorders of the stomach.
liver and bowels. If you are troub
led with heartburn, indigestion or
constipation they will do you good.
PASSES AWAY YES
LIVING HERE FOR THIRTY-ONE
YEARS AN EXCELLENT CITI
IS NOW GONE.
After a Long Period of Extending
Illness Death Ends Much
From Friday's Daily.
Last evening at his late home in
this city the life of John E. Thomp
son who for over thirty years has
been a resident of this city, passed
out into that great beyond from
whence no one returns. Mr. Thomp
son who just passed the forty year
mark, was a sufferer from cancer of
the liver for some time past, and
has very patiently stood the suffer
ing with a fortitude which was
wonderful, and fought the grim
monster to the last. A man beloved
and honored by all who knew him.
He has lived a life free from offense
toward his fellow man. A member
of the Masonic order and of the Odd
John E. Thompson was born at
Eddyville, Iowa, April 9th. 1S66.
where he spent his early life, com
ing to Plattsmouth from there when
he had just arrived at his majority.
Here he engaged in the services of
the Burlington railway company, in
their local shops, where he worked
for about thirty years, and something
over a year ago. when becoming
sick, went to the Mayo Brothers hos
pital at Rochester, Minn., where he
underwent two operations, and re
turned home partially restored in
health, but did not gain his former
health, and later went back to the
institution, but this time did not re
ceive treatment, as his case was con
sidered so grave that it was not con
On September 19th. 1S94, he was
united in marriage to Miss Inez Pat
ton, to them was born one son Glen
Thompson who is employed in Oma
ha with the Union Pacific.
Besides the wife and son, the aged
mother is all that remains of the
family. Death came yesterday at
two o'clock. The funeral will occur
tomorrow, Febr. 2nd, at the Presby
terian church at two o'clock in the
afternoon the services being conduct
ed by the Rev. H. G. McCIuskey.
MOTOR MALL ROUTES
Omaha will have nine motor mail
routes out of that place. Platts
mouth to be served on one.
Postmaster Charles E. Fanning
and J. E. George, representing the
Commercial club, today decided to
ask Postmaster General Burleson for
nine main motor mail routes out of
Omaha instead of five, at first plan
ned. The proposed routes, which will
have several branches, will follow
present marked highways.
A map with the nine routes mark
ed, as shown by the map, was pre
pared by Mr. George and turned over
to Postmaster Fanning.
Fanning said that the map will be
sent to Postmaster General Burleson
when he sends his letter recommend-
ng the change from railroad mail
service to automobile mail service.
According to present plans the
routes will be as follows:
South from Omaha to Hiawatha,
Kas., via the Washington highway.'
This route will also meet the route
which will go to Kansas City.
Southeast from Omaha on the
Omaha-Lincoln-Denver highway to
West on the Lincoln highway to
North on the George Washington
highway to Sioux City, la., meeting
another mail route ending at Sioux
Falls. S. D.
From the east, a route will run to
Council Bluffs, with branches going
to Sioux City, Spirit Lake and Ames,
la. There will be two roads to Des
Moines, with a branch to St. Joseph
and one to Osceola.
A route will lead direct south at
a point a few miles out on the
Omaha-Lincoln-Denver road, taking
in the territory in the vicinity of
Nebraska City, Auburn, Palls City
and ending at Maryville, Kas.
A branch is also planned ruanin;
out of Fremont to O'Neill and meet
ing another route which goes to
Data telling of the grading and
condition of all roads within the
150-mile radius is being prepared by
Mr. George and Mr. Fanning.
The handling of the routes will bo
let to individuals or companies by
contract, Mr. Fanning said, just like
the carrying of mail is let out to the
street car company and railroads.
The system of motor mail routes
will be known as the "star routes."
SELECTED THEIR JURY
From Thursday's Daily.
The case of T. L. Amick vs. Chris
Murray was booked for yesterday
when the contest was to come which
was to decide what a trade or a sale
is supposed to bo. The contest is
supposed to be on the matter of the
sale of a Reo car, on which a Ford
was to be given as part payment.
and after the trade the party Mr.
Murra3 came and took the Ford
back, now the suit by Mr. Amich is
for the Ford and the note, which
he gave for the Reo. The jury was
selected for the case, and then the
defendant could not be found, so last
evening the case was put over until
nine o'clock this morning.
The jury selected for this hearing
being: Walter Clause, E. C. Gibber
son. F. R. Cunningham. George
Weideman. George Har.en, B. F.
Dill, L. G. Tidd. George Reichart.
Edward Leach, W. A. Tulene, John
Routh, C. T. Peacock.
BROTHER DIES IN SOUTH.
From Thursday's Daily.
Yesterday Miss Florence Buck, of
Gibbon, arrived for a visit at the
home of her sister, Mrs. G. E. De
Wolf, and had no morethan reach
ed here, when she and her sister,
Mrs. DeWolf, received the sad in
telligence of the death of their broth
er, Mr. Bradley Buck, at Kelly Field,
which is an aviation camp near san
Antonio, Texas, of spinal meningitis.
The remains have been sent to their
old luome at Gibbon for interment.
and Superintendent DeWolf. with hi
wife and Miss Florence Buck, depart
ed last evening for Gibbon to be in
attendance at the funeral. Mr. Buck
will be remembered as having visit
ed here some time since, at the time
of his enlistment as a member of the
aviation corps, which was during the
month of December.
LOOK OUT FOR JANUARY.
From Thursday's Dnilv.
Look out for January, was the
clarion cry of uncle S. L. Furlong,
away last fall, when the weather was
nice, and before the north winds has
made a man hump up his back 'like
a hog going to war.'"
Mr. Furlong has been a close
student of the weather among many
other things, and he has watched
the signs, the seasons and the plan
ets, and for January there was a
transit of Mercury, and Venus, at
the same time, or in other words,
they were passing between us and
the sun, and abstracting a great deal
of heat, which we eel was our due.
from us. When he told of the
weather, and how it would be one of
the severest January's in the remem
brance of man, many laughed and
hooted at the idea. Mr. Furlong
said just wait and see, and it has
made no difference if you were from
Missouri vou have been showed. Next
ime he says something, better take
HOLD FUNERAL TODAY.
From Saturday's Dailv.
This afternoon from the home of
the parents of the little child which
died yesterday of Mr. and Mrs. James
Yelick, was held the funeral over
the mortal remains of the little one.
The Rev. Truscott of the Methodist
church officiating. The services were
held at three o'clock, and the in
terment made at Oak Hill Cemetery.
DAD RENNER AT HOME AGAIN
Last evening John "Dad" Renner
arrived in Plattsmouth from Leaven
worth, Kansas, where he has been
making his home in the Soldiers
home at that place. Mr. Renner has
been there for some time and has
occasionally visited here, and at this
time comes back for a longer stay,
and will probably remain during the
For Sale 1-12 H. P. Coal Oil In
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I DROWNED IN A
ON THE VOYAGE OF LIFE WITH
OUT MAST, SAIL OR
mm HOT WHITHER DRIFTING
A Most Sad Affair Last Evening: At
the Departure of Five
We attended a funeral yesterday
at the Burlington station, when we
witnessed the departure of five child
ren "which fate or bad judgment has
placed in incompetent hands to
raise, to imbu with ideals of man
hood, of womanhood, of their re-
Fponsibility to God, to nature, and
their fellow man. John Banek and
wife came to this city some time
since to live, hailing from Leigh.
They had with them five children,
their ages respectively, ranging from
nine to less than two vears.
They had nothing when they ar
rived, with the exception of promise
of work, that was given them, work
and plenty is the heritage of all. It
is a blessing, not a curse. When
they arrived the weather was warm
the man worked, was employed with
Peters & Parker, and made what was
considered fair wages for common
labor 35 cents the hour. This made
a weekly scale of $21.00. The rent
was nominal, say eight dollars as
their requirements were not great
as far as the matter of a house to live
in was concerned, but through some
friends they acquired a cook stove
by gift, for a table they used a box.
and a tub came, for a bed a pile of
straw and conditions, did not seem
to improve, and the way things was
oing, leaked out, and the neighbors
found out and the police were noti
fied. We will digress here a little.
Just at this time there was a move
ment on foot to create a Public Wel
fare board, which has charge cf these
conditions, and those behind the
movement became lax and did not
do iheir part, and allowed the mat
ter to come to a vote, without the
proper effort to have same passed,
and when the time for voting came,
and he matter was before the coun
cil, the first one to vote, waited, hesi
tated and finally voted in the nega
tive, because no influence or appear
ance of appreciation was in evidence,
and the matter lost. Now had we
have had the public welfare board.
this case could have been cared for.
a family saved, we hope and trust
the children will find good homes.
and believe they will for much care
is exercised in the placing of child
ren in this condition with the state.
Still the condition remains, were
these parents competent for parent-
ship? They did not know. what was
required of them as American resi
dents for they are not citizens, they
both being born in Austria, and the
civilization which has made this war
so cruel, is here illustrated in the
way these people were endeavoring
to raise this family. They were ap
parently honest, and hardworking,
especially the man. but with the con
ditions, he could not rise above the
level, and get a bigger and broader
view of life and its possibilities
to graps the opportunities and live
a better life. .
Here was a family "robbed, left ly
ing by the wayside, awaiting for
some Good Samaritan, or other Indian
to come to their assistance." The
pries, (the churches) and the Le
vites, (such charitable institutions
and auxiliaries) had seen no vision
of service, and passed the matter up.
leaving them to suffer and die by
the wayside, and suffer and die they
did, as a family, for yesterday there
was a funeral, at which the parents
did not know they were burying
their children, for the parting at the
railway station was the last on this
earth for them as far-as their child
ren is concerned. They will never
see them again, for they will go to
some distant hohie, and become in
corporated there each separately,
and none will know where the other
is. In after years the older ones
who can remember to some extent,
will wonder where there parents are
but it will be too late, the decree of
fate will have been executed and
it will be now too late to revoke the
sentence of their misguided, misund
erstood conception of life. We were
somewhat amazed when the parents
were being examined on the witness
stand, the judge in asking them ques
tions could not get into the life of
the father and mother could not
fathom the recesses, which would
allow their children, the dearest
blt-ssings a good God ever bcrtowed
on humanity to be taken from with
out an effort to keep them.
Now, what are we going to say.
The state has taken the children
and a God's Blessing for the little
ones and society. What about these
parents, they have been relieved of
the responsibility cf this family of
little ones, will we allow them to re
peat the tragic act in the drama of
life, which they have just acted. Is
this Christianity, is it Safety First,
is it Good Citizenship, is it Amer
icanism, we ask you candidly now, j
where is the responsibility? Are we
fostering an Alien, not an American
to propagate a pogency. which surely
has a tendency to deteriate the so
ciety in which we live, a menace to
our homes and society it looks that
way to us. Are we fighting this
great war for Democracy, for right.
for justice to man. woman and. child.
and permit such things to continue
in our midst? We should refuse citi
zenship to all who do not know the
end and aim of life.
If it has taken a child born under
favorable circumstance, twenty-one
years to become possessed with suffi
cient knowledge and a vision of life
n its magnitude to become a citi
zen upon whom responsibility should
rest, how long should .it take one
who has been taught wrong views
to have them obliterated from his
mind, and then what is Tight institut
ed in its stead. When we have
gotten an idea of justice, of right.
a broader view of brotherhood, and
a vision 'of the message which the
Christ brought to this world, then
we may hope to formulate a law
which will make a test of ones char
acter, a fitness fcr citizenship, and
forbid those whom may not possess
the requirements, necessary to be
come Real Americans.
MARRIED IN OMAHA.
I'mrn FHHaVi Da 111.
Edward Stoner, of Omaha, and
Mrs. Belle Grassman, late of this city,
were married in Omaha at the home
of the latter yesterday. Mrs. Grass
man is the eldest daughter of Abra
ham Rupley, of this city, and has re
sided here for many years up to a
few days ago when Ehe moved to
Omaha to take charge of a rooming
house which she purchased and will
make her future home. Mr. Stoner.
was employed here as foreman of the
paving on Chicago Ave., during the
summer, this being his line of work
for some years past. During his
boyhood days his parents were resi
dents of this city, and his father
was employed with the Brekenfeld
Hardware Co., for several years.
They will continue to make their
home in Omaha.
The A. Ilospe Co. of Omaha wish
to inform our readers that they have
on hand at this time thirty-five ex
cellent bargains in used pianos at
prices from $50.00 to $200.00 as
well as a big stock of new pianos
and player pianos ranging in price
from $225.00 up. Anyone who is at
all interested would do wellto get
in touch with them at once.
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
tem 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
First National Bank
United States Depository
WEEPING WATER EOARD SEES
FIT TO TIE CAN ON ALLEG
RESIGNED WITHOUT HESITATION
Had Been Called Before Countv and
State Councils of Defense to
Explain His Actions.
Frrm Saturday's Dally.
From this veekrs issut- of the
Weeping Water Republican, we take
the following article concerning the
dismissal of Supt. Hoppt-I of the
Weeping Water school on account of
questionable pro-German policies :
"Superintendent of Schools. G. S.
Hoppel, who has been 'under fire' a-?
to alleged lack of patriotism prac
tically ever since coming here from
Wausa, where it was said he was
dismissed because of pro-Gerraa'i
tendencies, has at last been forcer!
out of the school here. His resigna
tion was asked for by President
Frank J. Davis early Monday mor:;
ing and given without much hesi
tation although it is said that Mr.
Hoppel remarked as he was leaving
town, that he wouldn't have mind
ed it at all. if he had been ablt to
stay here until a little later in thi
spring, as lie could then go at once
to work on a farm which he owns,
and to which it is understood lie will
"The action of requiring Mr. Hop
pel's resignation was decided upin
by the school board as soon as it wa
learned that Sheriff Quinton had
been in town last Saurdav with a
summons for Mr. Hoppel to appear
before the State Council of Defense,
their feeling being that where there
was so much smoke, there must be
some fire. Mr. Hoppel was at Firth
at the time the sheriff called, so was
not personally served with his sum
mons, but it is reported that he went
before the Council anyway. He had
previously been before the Counjy
Council which gave him practically
a 'clean slate' and that may be the
reason of the State Council's inves
tigation. But anyway the patrons "f
the school here are generally agreed
that under the circumstances. Mr.
Hoppel was not the man to remain
it the head of our school.
"The school board has named Prin
cipal Shallenburger, the successor to
Superintendent Hoppel. and will ob
tain a new principal as roor. as pos
sible. A Hint to the Aged.
If people past isxty year? of age
could be persuaded to go to bed as
soou as they take cold and remain
in bed for one or two days, they
would recover much more quickly,
especially if they take Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. There would also be
less danger of the cold being follow
ed by any of the more serious dis
eases. also obtain its protection
your money by becoming
of our depositors.
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