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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1918.
SUDDEN DEATH OF
MRS. A. PfESTRUP
DROPPED DEAD IN YARD WHILE
ABOUT HER HOUSEHOLD
DUTIES THIS NOON
Was a Long: Time Resident Here
Mother of Harry Newman
of This City.
From Monday's Daily.
Mrs. A. Piestrup, a citizen of this
place for a long period of years, fell
dead at her home this noon, while
going to get some onions for din
ner. Fifteen minutes before noon
she was seen bv Mrs. Clarence Rob
eson, after which both ladies went
about their duties of preparing din
ner. At just noon Mr. Piestrup ar
rived home and tried to enter the
house by the side door, but found it
fastened and so passed armmd :o
the rear of the house to enter, when
he found the body of his wife lying
in the yard.
Mrs. Piestrup had been in her us
ual good health, but was not very
rugged and had been troubled m
recent years with her heart. She
was able, however, to be about and
look after her household duties, be
ing engaged in doing so at the time
she was so suddenly stricken down
by the death angel. She was the
mother of Harry Newman, and Iihs
lived in this city for a long time.
A more complete account of the
life of this good woman will be giv
en in a later issue, the lateness of
her demise precluding possibilits7 of
more than mere mention of hor
death in today's paper.
PIONEER LAEY PASSES AWAY
From Monday's Taily.
Last evening at the home of her
son. J. B. Seyboldt, Mrs. Hi rriett
Seyboldt, aged S3 years, and a resi
dent of this county for over fifty
years, passed away a sheaf of well
ripened grain harvested in the gran
ary of the Lord.
Miss Harriett Harding was born
in the state of New York in 1 S 3 o .
and came to this county, settling
near Rock Dlun's precinct in the
late sixties. There were two child
ren born of her marriage, they be
ing Mrs. A. C. Mutz of this city, and
J. 15. Seyboldt, of Murray, at whose
home the aged lady had lived since
the death of her husband some six
years ago. Mrs. Seyboldt joined the
Christian church years ago and has
been a faithful member ever since-
Arrangements have not been fuPy
completed as to the funeral, but it
vill be held from the home of her
son tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock
in the afternoon. Efforts are being
made to have a friend of the de
ceased lady from Hebron officiate at
the funeral, but it is not known if
they will be able to secure him or
Mrs. Seyboldt had been sick this
time for only a week, but had been
a patient sufferer, and had appreci
ated the many kindnesses shown her
by her children, who cared for her
to their utmost. Mrs. Seyboldt was
of a noble character, and had a host
of friends who mourn her death.
INJURED AT THE "Q" SHOPS.
From Monday's Daily.
This morning while engaged at ; man. and with what joy, they greet
his usual occupation as foreman of j ed him on his arrival. He promises
the steel car shops for the Burling- j to make the home a very interesting
ton here, T. B. Farmer was injured ! place for both his parents and him-
while alighting from a small engine
which is used in the shops, and which
is called the 'Goaf and is used for
switching cars in the shops. In
getting off the engine he was thrown
spraining his feet in such a way
that he was not able to walk and was
taken to his home. How serious the
injury is not as yet known.
THE TRAIN WOULD NOT WAIT.
From Monday's Pally.
Yesterdav morning Frank Swoboda
and his daughter Mrs. Louis Keska,
were going to Omaha, with them
they had Louie Koska. the second,
a youngster of three summers, and
Mrs. Koska a babe in arms. A train
fifteen started from Pacific Junction
and on new time, they had only got
ten there when, to see the train pull
ing out. Mrs. Koska with the child
j in her arms, made a dash, and for
the last car, and with the babe in
her arms boarded the train, like a
Union Switchman, while Grandpa,
and little Louie, had to awa't for
the next train, with many tears on
the part of Louie, while Grandpa
Swoboda, well he thought it.
HOME ON A FURLOUGH
From Monday's Daily.
George Lamphaer, who has for the
past ten months been at the Naval
training station at Great Lakes, 111.,
arrived in this city this morning for
a ten davs furlough, which he is
spending with his parents Mr. and
Mrs. George Lamphaer sr. Mr. Lam
phaer has been in the hospital at
the training station for the past two
months most of the time, and has
but a short time since been released.
Mr. Lamphaer has just concluded his
period of trainng and has been giv
en the position of Second Class Gun
ners Mate. He will return at the
end of his furlough to be assigned
his work in the navy.
FROM NEAR PALMYRA.
Mrs. W. J. Quinn and son Kinney
and wife, and Will Atchison, from
near Palmyra, were in the city for
a few hours yesterday, driving up
from their home in the auto. Mrs.
Quinn and daughter were pleasant
callers at this office. Mr. and Mrs.
Quinn have resided in southern Cass
county for a great many years, their
farm being on the Otoe county line.
and do not get to the county seat
very often, the last time beinp way
back in the eighties when Mrs. Quinn
was a young girl school teacher and
attended county institute here. We
trust they .will make their county
seat visits more frequent in the fu
VISITS HERE AFTER YEARS.
From Wednesday's Taily.
W. .E- Copeland of Aurora, where
he has lived for a number of years
and who formerly lived in this city,
where he was engaged in the car
penter business, later going to Mur
ray, where he was also engaged in
contracting. Since leaving this
place he has engaged in the sale of
fruit trees, in which line he is now
engaged. He came down from his
heme at Aurora to meet with the
Odd Fellows, of which he is a mem
ber, and a member of this lode. He
comes at this time because of the
fact that he soon starts out on his
delivery, and he was desirous of
meeting with them before departing
for his spring work.
HAS FOUND THE YOUNG
LADY A HOME HERE
From Wednesday's rally.
Sheriff Quinton has found a good
heme for the young lady which men
tion was made about in the Journal
of yesterday, and she has been in
stalled therein. When she arrived at
Des Moines, her mother could not be
found, and the probation officers took
the matter up. Meanwhile Sheriff
Quinton found a good home for the
girl, and wired to that effect, and
she was returned to this place.
FRANK FISHER JR., ARRIVED.
From Wednesday's Daily.
At the home of Frank Fisher and
wife who reside in the north apart
ment over the Bach Grocery on east
Mai nstreet, there arrived this morn
ing a young man named Fisher, and
is getting along nicely considering
he is not a day old as yet. His par-
alc vclv iu"u ul lutf young
6elf as well. The mother and son
are getting along finely.
TO SERVE ICE CREAM.
The ladies of the Mynard Red
Cross will service ice cream, cake,
sandwiches and coffee at their booth,
at the hall at Mynard. Saturday
evening, April 6th, at the Patriotic
program. Everybody invited. 6tdltw
Woman loves a cleaj rosy com
plexity burdock Blood Bitters is
Fpiryaijl f Jrpurifying the blood,
clearing the skin, restoring sound 'digestions-All
druggists sell it. Price
Eczema spreads rapidly; itching
almost drives you mad. For quick
relief. Doan's Ointment is well rec
ommended. 60c at all stores.
OR OF THE CITY
DEFEATS F. M. BESTOr! DEMO
CRATIC NOMINEE BY MA
JORITY OF 161
RATHER LIGHT VOTE IS CAST
George R. Sajles Defeats Jesse P.
Perry for City Clerk Results
in the Various Wards.
From Wednesday's rnlv.
The day came as "Plupy Schute"
would say "brite and fair," and
while the morning hours whiled
themselves away, the people busied
themselves about other matters, not
voting either fast or furious. At
noon the bottoms of the ballot boxes
were scarcely covered. During the
afternoon the casting of the votes
was slightly more generous, and
when the day was closed it showed
about six hundred and a score of
people had exercised the elective
The results of the election when
they had been fully tabulated.
showed that H. A. Schneider, can
didate by petition, was elected over
F. M. Bestor, democrat, for mayor,
by 1C1 majority. II. M. Soennich-
sen was elected over Will J. Streight
also candidate by petition by a ma
jority of 143, and George R. Sayles,
by petition, won out over Jesse- F.
Perry by a majority of 64 votes.
The retiring members of the
school board, C. A. Marshall and F.
E. Schlater - had no opposition and
so, of course, were elected.
In the matter of the aldermen,' in
the First Ward R. F. Patterson, the
retiring member . and a democrat
was elected over J. W. Holmes, a
candidate by petition, by a majority
of but seven votes. In the Second
vard Frank F. Buttery, by petition,
was elected over. John J. Swoboda,
by a majority of 37. In the Third
ward. L. G. Larson, democrat, was
elected over C. E. Whitaker by pe
tition by five majority. In the Fourth
ward, C. A. Johnson, the retiring of
ficial and candidate for reelection by
petition was elected over J. C. Pet
ersen, Sr., also by petition, by nine
votes. In the Fifth ward, R. W.
Harris, the present incumbent, by
petition, was elected over Frank
Sabatka by 18 votes.
Results by Wards
The tabulated results of the votes
polled in the different wards is as
I "or Mayor
F. M. Bestor,
H. A. Schneider, petition
H. M. Soennichsen, democrat.
W. J. Streight, petition
je.sse Perry, democrat
Georsre II. Sayles, petition...-.
Ft. F. Patterson, democrat
.7. W. Holmes, petition
F. M. Bestor. democrat
H. A. Schneider, petition
H. M. Soennichsen. democrat.
W. J. Streipht, by petition....
Jesse Perry, democrat
George it. Sayles, petition
John J. Swoboda, democrat...
Frank F. Buttery, petition....
F. M. Bestor. democrat
H. A. Schneider, by petition
H. M. Soennichsen. democrat
W. J. StreiKht. petition
Jesse Perry, democrat
George H. Sayles, petition
L. O. Larson, democrat
C. R. Whitaker, petition
F. M. Bestor, democrat 27
H. A. Schneider, petition 49
IT. M. Soennichsen, democrat r4
W. J. Streight, petition 21
Jesse Perry, democrat 26
George K. Sayles, petition r0
C. A. Johnson, democrat A"
C. A. Petersen, Sr., petition .14
F. M. Bestor. - democrat "8
H. A. Schneider, petition 52
H. M- Soennichsen; democrat 60
W. J. Streight, petition 20
Jesse Terry, democrat rS
(IfoiRe I;. Sayles. petition ,
I 'or ( uiif tlmitii
Frniik Satiatka. ilemoTa t . . . '. . . .
J:lprt V. Harris, petition
REMAINS TAKEN TO
From Wednesday's I m il jr.
This morning at the late home of
Mrs. Piestrup, was held the services
over her remains. Rev. 11. G. Mc
Cluskey of the hMrst Presbyterian
Church officiating. A large number
of the friends of the family were in
attendance. The service was beau
tiful, and very touching as the speak
er told the story of the life of this
After the services the remains with
the many beautiful flowers were
taken to Council Bluffs goins- via
Pacific Junction, where the remains
will lie in state, until the morrow
when the regular funeral services
will be held at that place and inter
ment made there.
DEPARTED LAST NIGHT.
From Wedm-sda -'s Iailr.
Mrs. S. L. Cotner departed last
evening for Ft. Riley, Kansas, where
she went in hopes of meeting her
brother Jesse Tower who is in the
medical corps, and who is expected
to depart socn for some concentra
tion camp, in order to leave for
France. A letter from Mr. Tower
told that he might still be in Ft.
Riley by Wednesday, and that if she
should arrive-by that time she might
get to see him. She immediately de
parted for the Fort, in the hopes that
she would be able to see her brother,
she expected to arrive there about
seven o'clock this morning.
AT OMAHA TODAY
Finm Wednesday's T'aily.
Yesterday Mrs. Lena Hannura, a
daughter of Mrs. P. T. Walton, went
to Omaha, and to the Ford Hospital,
where she, -was., tajr. operated upon
for some malady,' and this morning
her mother Mrs. P. T. Walton went
to Omaha and was present at the
operation this morning.
THE CALF AND THE MULE.
Fn"m Wednesday's railj
Last evening on the A. G. Bach
farm formerly "Tommy Stokes place"
a calf and a mule were havingf a
battle royal, and attracted the atten
tion of the crowd at the Burlington
station, who watched the battle with
interest, but no bets being layed to,
our knowledge. The calf was given
the fight on points, and the mu'e was
warned once more, on fowls, which
were running around and liable to
get stepped on.
From Wednesday's Iaily.
At the home of its grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Shopp Tuesday,
April 2nd, Little Carl Roland, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dalton.
But t wo short weeks had elapsed
since the advent of this little one
brought much happiness to the fam
ily circle, and especially to the young
mother whose husband was away in
the service of h'.s country. 1
The death of this little one was
very sudden as its little life had been
free from illness or suffering but
brief though this life was the mem
ory of the love it brought will ex
tend all through the coming years
and they will think of their baby.
As faring on. as dear in the love
of there, as the love of here".
Mr. Carl Dalton who is located at
Camp Funston returned on a short
leave of absence to welcome the little
son's coming, and now is expected
this afternoon to be present when
, their little one will be laid to rest
amid the newly springing grasses,
and budding trees of the spring-time,
where free from sorrow and tempta-
jtion Little Carl will rest while the
sorrowing hearts may feel
"Here or there ,in Paradise,
The fold is one, since it is Thine,
And grief removes its boundary.
When faith forgets the line."
EGGS FOR SALE.
Single Conib White Leghorn eggs
for hatching. $5.00 per 100. Call
Phone No. 2205. Mrs. A. E. Sachell.
Plattsmouth. Neb. 4-1-1 mowkly
RED RIVERS LOWER.
Pure genuine 51.50 bushel, six
weeks $1.25 sacked, eating $1.00.
Quick . shipment. Johnson Bros.,
Nebr. City. Itw
SENATE IS TO CON
SIDER BILLS FOR
REQUEST FOR RETURN OF HOUSE
ROLL CHEERED BY REPRE
SENTATIVES. Sedition Bill Will Vacate Sorru
pits as It Is Now
Lincoln. Neb., April 2. The re
quest from the senate this afternoon
to return Route Rolls 12, 13 and 14,
the salary and expense bills brought
cheers and prolonged applause from
the representatives. The senate has
decided to consider the measures ior
the purpose of at least paying the
current expenses of the session.
There appears to be a question, how
ever, as to the adoption of the salary
bill for members.
The house devoted the afternoon
session to a consideration of the se
dition bill. It will come up for pass
age by the house tomorrow. That
the clause referring to alien minis
ters will leave some pulpits in the
state vacant until permits are re
ceived from the district court was
stated in the house during the de
bate on the bill.
John Rine, the new member of
the house from Douglas, made his
first talk on the sedition bill at the
afternoon session. His cont?ntion
against too drastic measures, with
reference to an amendment which
proposed to refuse permits to alien
priests or ministers, was well re
ceived by the house. The amend
ment was uot adopted.
Sophus Xeble. the well known
Danish editor of Omaha, stated yes
terday afternoon after adjournment
that he is well fcatisfied with the'ldl
and feels that it is a good measure.
The maximum penalty undr the
proposed sedition act is twenty years'
Food Spoiling is Sedition.
An important provision is the de
fining as sedition the allowing of
food supplies to spoil. This is taken
as having a direct reference to the
spoiling of wheat stores held in gran
aries by farmers.
The bill provides aiso an import
ant definition of sedition in the mat
ter of labor. It says that anvone
physically able to work, who is not
engaged in useful occupation, or who
shall refuse employment or remain
habitually idle when useful occupa
tion is obtainable, shall be guilty
of sedition and so punishable
It provides also that no person
who shall have been convicted of
violation of the sedition act shall act
as a teacher, lecturer, preacher.
priest or instructor of any kind, dur
ing the period of the war. It. fur
ther provides that' no alien enemy
shall deliver any lecture, speech,
sermon or act in any instructive ca
pacity without first having secured a
permit from the proper authorities,
which is taken to mean the state
council of defense. '
The bill requires that a copy of
every issue of any foreign language
publication must be filed with the
defense council. Translations are
not required, however, except such
a smay be required by the postoffice
The bjll provides that magistrates,
county attorneys, constables and
ether officers who refuse, or fail to
give full assistance to the prompt
enforcement of the act shall be dis
missed from office.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT.
From Wednesday's raily.
There was filed in the distr'ct
court yesterday a petition to sell the
real estate of the late Mrs. Eva
Prettig. who is the mother of Mrs.
John Lutz and Mrs. John P. Sattler.
John P. Sattler, who is the adminis
trator for the estate, through his at
torney J. E. Douglas, obtained an
order for the sale by district judge
J. T. Begley.
We have some good bargains in
Land Prices. Right with good terms.
Otoe Co., GageCo., Pawnee Co. and
Johnson Co. land. Southeastern Ne
braska. Mockenhaupt & Curtain
Land Co. Sterling, Neb. 28-lmowkly
Service Flags at the. Journal Office.
MISS WOLFORTH HAS
COME TO STAY
From Wednesday's Daily.
At the home of Paul Wol forth and
wife there has been some charge in
business all around, for a new house
keeper has been installed who ex
poets to having run just to su!t her
ideas, and what household should
be. The new housekeeper's name is
Wol forth, a daughter of the happy
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wol forth, and
just one day old. All are doing
nicely and the parents are conceeding
to the new thought which the wee
girl is instituting.
9 fc J Sfc rft fr wfc
My Dear Mother:
I haven't had a letter from you
for almost a week and it makes the
time go so slow when you don't write.
This camp is a wonderful place and
especially more so when you step
and think of the improvements that
have been made here in the last few
months. On the first of August last
year this camp was a pine forest,
now we have barracks that will
house about six thousand men, e?ch
company of 200 men has its own
barracks and great big warehouse.
The barracks are steam heated, elec
tric lighted and hot and cold vater,
everything one could imagine for con
venience. The drainage is perfect
and they are building the streets and
roads now the contract for the camp
amounted to five million dollars.
There are nothing but Signal Corps
men here. We have more rain here
than any place I ever saw. It has
been rainng nearly every day since
we arrived and mud everywhere. It
rains for about half a day, then the
sun comes out and it gets awfully
hot. I am feeling the very best and
hope our chance comes soon to go.
Now let me hear from you real
soon again, when your letters Jori't
come I am awfully dfssappointed.
With love to all, from you- own
boy. J. G. CREAMER.
CONDUCTED SALE AT 0 GAIL ALA
From Wednesday's Daily.
Col. W. R. Young arrived home
this morning from a trip to Ogallala
where he was for the past few days
and just conducted' a stock sa'e for
Taylor Brothers of that place. He
was very successful in this sale, ard
has to return the last of the week
for another large sale.
25 head of good young horses. Al
broke Can be seen at the Tom Til
son farm home. For particulars, see
Vallery & Tilson. 2-lS-d&Mr
For croup or sore throat, use Dr.
Thomas' Eclectic Oil. Two sizes, 30c
and 60c. At all drug stores.
- Must Replenish the World's
Exhausted Food Supplies After
This insures a profitable price for corn and hos. as well
as other grain and live stoek even thoujrh the war should
end this year.
This bank will gladly co-operate in the campaign for
bumper crops, more hogs, larger herds, and the utiliza
tion of every inch of tillable soil now waisted.
We will also aid with loans for seed, feed, fertilizer, ma
chinery, silos, labor any legitimate demand conducive
to a larger acreage; more and better live stock.
Call upon us-you will find our terms attractive; our ac
commodations are the best.
First National Bank,
GAS MASKS WORK
OF GERMAN SPIES
SENATOR THOMAS DECLARFS
By Persons In Factory Render
less. Washington. April 2. Charges
that German spies are interfering
with the manufacture of gas niaWs
intended for use in France were
made in the senate todav bv Sena
tor Thomas of Colorado, who declar
ed that in one factorv 2.900 .tut f
5,000 masks were found defective.
Even after the defective ones had
been discarded a number later were
found packd with those that had
passed inspection, he said.
Senator Thomas declared the
masks had been damaged by ?mall
perforations and asserted the work
was done by persons in the factory.
Senator Thomas declared the
United States now faced a serious
situation. The German drive, he de
clared, has not ended.
"Is there any significance in the
fact that these labor conditions ex
ist now, or is it only a coincidence'"
the Colorado senator asked, refer, ing
to the reports of strikes in various
parts of the country. He added be
believed them to be a tart of German
propaganda. "I contend that the man
who incites strikes at this time is an
enemy of the United States and
should be treated as such," Senator
Thomas continued. "That is equally
true of our profiteers."
In'declaring that union labor is re
sponsible for the Katifas City lalor
trouble, Senator Reed of Missouri
said it will be ."a very dak day for
organized labor" if it interferred
with war industrv.
Denouncing the Industrial Work
ers of the World, Senator Pon-erene
of Ohio said they were a "fertile
field" for professional agitato-s.
CLASS ONE AND CLASS FOUR.
F;n-.i Wednffda;.' Dnily.
To those whom the local board
have placed in class higher than one
and whom on appeal, were returned
to class one, they need not be con
cerned for the placing of the local
board stands, and they are still in
the class where they were placed, or
the high class and the action of the
Distrirt Board does not reduce the
classification, though it can rr.ise it.
Those who have received cards which
have raised the classification need
not worry, they are stil a? thev were
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