The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 04, 1918, Image 1
3C 0 out ut VOL. XXXV. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1918. No. 83. SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. A. PfESTRUP ES CHRONICLED 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 not. 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 ture. 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. SCHNEIDER !S ELECTED MAY 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 franchise. 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 follows: FIRST WARD I "or Mayor F. M. Bestor, democrat H. A. Schneider, petition For Trennnrrr H. M. Soennichsen, democrat. W. J. Streight, petition For Clerk je.sse Perry, democrat Georsre II. Sayles, petition...-. 41 t For Counellmiin Ft. F. Patterson, democrat r. 1 47 .7. W. Holmes, petition SECOND WARD For Mayor F. M. Bestor. democrat . r.n .1 .!:. .117 H. A. Schneider, petition For Treasurer H. M. Soennichsen. democrat. W. J. Streipht, by petition.... For Clerk I Jesse Perry, democrat George it. Sayles, petition .117 . 77 .114 For Councilman John J. Swoboda, democrat... Frank F. Buttery, petition.... THIRD WARD For Jlajor F. M. Bestor. democrat H. A. Schneider, by petition For TrMwnrrr H. M. Soennichsen. democrat W. J. StreiKht. petition For Clerk Jesse Perry, democrat ss !4 67 George H. Sayles, petition For Councilman L. O. Larson, democrat C. R. Whitaker, petition S2 77 FOURTH WARD For Mayor F. M. Bestor, democrat 27 H. A. Schneider, petition 49 For Treasurer IT. M. Soennichsen, democrat r4 W. J. Streight, petition 21 For Clerk Jesse Perry, democrat 26 George K. Sayles, petition r0 For Councilman C. A. Johnson, democrat A" C. A. Petersen, Sr., petition .14 FIFTH WARD For Mayor F. M. Bestor. - democrat "8 H. A. Schneider, petition 52 For TrfMnrrr H. M- Soennichsen; democrat 60 W. J. Streight, petition 20 For Clerk Jesse Terry, democrat rS (IfoiRe I;. Sayles. petition , I 'or ( uiif tlmitii Frniik Satiatka. ilemoTa t . . . '. . . . J:lprt V. Harris, petition REMAINS TAKEN TO COUNCIL BLUFFS 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 good woman. 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. UNDERGOES OPERATION 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. DIED. 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 EXPENSES ALSO REQUEST FOR RETURN OF HOUSE ROLL CHEERED BY REPRE SENTATIVES. Sedition Bill Will Vacate Sorru pits as It Is Now Drafted. Pul- 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' imprisonment. 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 department. 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. GOOD FARMS. 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. SOLDIERS' LETTERS 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. FOR 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. AMERICA - Must Replenish the World's Exhausted Food Supplies After the War 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, Plattsmouth, Nebraska f CHARGE DAMAGED GAS MASKS WORK OF GERMAN SPIES SENATOR THOMAS DECLARFS SMALL PERFORATIONS MADE By Persons In Factory Render Articles Use 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 placed.