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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. MONDAY, JANUARY. 13. 1919.
TRANS SCHUFTLER. A SWITCH
MAN AT PACIFIC JUNCTION,
RUN OVER EY CARS
HAD BEEN A BARBER BEFORE
And Only Bean Switching: About
Three Months Ago Leaves a
Wife and Four Children
Fr"m Friday's pailv.
Lat veiling ;it Ebout six o'clock,
:sff-r having been cm duty some two
hour--, Frank Schu filer, a switch
in the Burlineton yards at Pa
;!:' Junction. Iowa, was run over
i.t.il killed ly the cars while at his
."o one wa with the unfortunate
man at 'he tiin the accident occur
red, and he was in a dying condi
t ion w h'-n found, being unable to
'!! how tlie accident occurred. Mr.
Sch'.if.'ler. prior to t lie time he began
work as a switchman some three or
f'ur months a?o. was employed by
Thouias Martin, the barber, at Pa
cific Junction, for whom he had
vcrkicl for some time.
Mr. SchuiTler leaves a wife and
fv:r small children all boy? to
tiionrn his untimely death.
.Mr. Fchu filer was well known in
this city, as he l ad hen in Pacific
Junction fur the past eleven years,
and as related above, was employed
in the barber shop of Thomas .Mar
Last fall, when it became difficult
to find anyone to work in the yards
on account of the scarcity of men.
both Mr. Schunler and his employer
went to work as switchmen for the
Burlincton. Later, after the signing
of the armistice. Mr. Martin resum
ed his barber work while Mr. Schuf
f'.r continued switching.
Ward Clark of this city, who was
well acquainted with the deceased
n. an. whin he heard of his death.
Tinnie" Schufl'ler. as he is
generally known, was really a man
worth while, absolutely honest, and
treating everybody Tight. He was ex
ceptionally good to his family and I
fimlil 1i relied noon in everv wav."
.uch words as these are indeed com-
Mimentarv to the character of the
dcea-d. and v.e are glad to hear
him so hicfclv prai.-d. It was a most
regrettable accident thi-t cost him his
1,5c fnmiii- a n e vnt -
ed husband and father and to the
Hi'-, tlii'i H'-l I" II . t u " '
community one of its best citizens.
WOLF IS RE-ELECTED
rmm Friday's ;ai!y
. T, ,
At a recent meeting of the Board
of" Truncation, the matter of the elec
tion of a superintendent for the com
ing year was consideied. as at this
time of year the board has been in
the habit of electing the superinten
dent for the succeeding year. The
present superintendent. Mi. G. E. De
Wolf was elected to continue his
work in the city schools next year,
at a very substantial increase in
salary. Mr. DeWolf has given ex
cellent satisfaction in his adminis
tration of the school work here and
th" board thought, and rightly too.
that he can oesi serve me miiwi - ; CEIVES NOTICE THAT BROTH
t.rsts naxt year than a new man in, COOK DIES
tlM- i'ld might do.
Th- retention of Superintendent.
DeWolf in his present capacity will ! From FrMny.,, r,any.
meet with the general approval of Yesterday W. P. Cook, received
school patrons. notice of the death of his brother
Liiidley Hockett Cook, of Salem,
WILL BE DISCHARGED Iowa, at the age of 73 years. Mr.
FROM THE SERVICE Cook had visited at Salem' about
T-nm rririav'c 1")ri f! V.
This adernoon Elmer Hallstrom
and Webster Russell, who have been . very suddenly. ne was a farmer
detailed here to assist the local ex- jjvjng jUPt east of the city, and
emption board of Cass county with eaves a wife and nine children, all
its work during the past few months. prDwn having lost three children
departed for Omaha, they being now ,jurjng their infancy. The funeral
transferred to Fort Omaha, to be an(j burial will be- held from the
discharged there. The orders for Friends church at Salem today. Mr.
their transfer were just received v. P. Cook would have gone to the
this morning from the office of Capt. funeral, had he shave know sooner
Walter L. Anderson, provost marshal cf the passing of hiss brother. Re
of Nebraska. ceivinr the word last evening he
Both of the above"" young men are could not arrive in his home town
good workers and well adapted for in time for the funeral.
the work required of them here, so
the work was kept up in good shape
and they were able to close up the
records in pood time, thus "working
themselves out of a job."
Mr. Russell, who is from Weep-
jiiifr Water, where he is engaged in
.the drug business, will return there
jwhen he is di.-charped and take up
anew the administration of his bnsi
ne'-s affairs. Mr. Hallstrom was em
i ployed in Omaha at the time of his
enlistment, and he will have little
trouble in securing a pood position
as he is an able young man and one
well qualified to accept and hold al
most any kind of clerical position.
We repret to lose these two pleas
ant jour.g men irom our midst, as
do also countless friends whom they
have met during their stay here.
Russell plans to drop off here on
his way home for a brief visit.
ON WAY HOME
HAVE ARRIVED IN U. S. FROM
BORDEAUX AND WELL BE
HERE BEFORE LONG.
j MUSTER OUT AT GAMP DODGE
Retained at Iowa Cantonment Only
Long Enough to Complete the
From FrWlnv's Daily.
The press dispatches today tell of
interviews with the soldiers who are
located at Camp Stuart. Va., for a
few days" rest following their trip
home from across the water, among
whom are four Plattsmouth boys,
members of the 127th Field Artil
lery, namely Wayne Allen. Frank :
Ashenberger. Kenneth McCarthy!
and Claude Richardson. The boys
Failed from Dordeaux, France, ar
riving at Newport News, Va.. and
being transferred to Camp Stuart to
rest for a few days, after which
they will proceed soon to Camp Dodge
'at Des Moines and there be muster-
!ed out and permitted to return to
j These Plattsmouth boys have been I
in the service for more than a year j
ar'd a half- l',nK firfit at Omaha, and
later at Camp Cody, from where they f
re sti11 later transferred to Fort
Sill. Oklahoma, remaining there for
'so to aid in training raw re-
' cru i t s. Early in the fall they got
chance they craved and at last
were "on their way.
But they ar
rived too late to engage in many
! battles, although they got to see a
1 ot of the country ani tne devasta-
tif n which the war caused. They t
have been awav from Plattsmouth '
!now for about a year and a half and
: it it
we uuie any 11119 luuuuj, cicu u u
be covered with snow on the eve of
their arrival, will look pretty gooJ
OF SUDDEN DEATH
OF KIS BROTHER
W. P. COOK OF THIS CITY RE-
his brother was in his usual health. J
The message tol dof Mr. Cook dying
OF CASS COUN
TY ARE NOW IN
OLD OFFICERS MAKE NECESSARY
REPORTS AND RELINQUISH
OFFICES TO NEW.
LITTLE CEREMONY IS REQUIRED
All the Machinery of the County
Seem Swinging- As Usual
At Court House.
From Thursday's Daily.
This morning after the reports
had been attended to and the work
for the past year had gotten consid
ered and all reports for the old year
had been attended to. and the work
closed up, the new officials were
sworn in. Former county clerk
Frank J. Libershal administered
the oath of office to county judge
elect A. J. Beeson, who then became
the new county judge as well as the
old one. He in like manner ad
ministered the oath of office to the
remainder of the officials not hold
ing over. The matters seem to be
going along in much the same way
Beard of County Commissioners.
Was organized with J. A. Pitz as
the chairman and C. F. Harris, vice
chairman, and Henry J. Miller the
other member. Geo. R. Sayles as
clerk to the board, as well as coun-
y clerk. They immediately took up
some work which was before them,
one thing appointing Dr. F. W.
Krunse of Weeping Water as cour
A. J. Beeson who has succeeded
himself for six consecutive terms, is
' in charge, of the office, and doing
business at the old stand, just the
same as if nothing had happened.
County Clerk's Office.
George R. Sayles who was elect
ed to this position was inducted in
to the office and has with him Mr.
W. T. Adams, who took off their
coats and jumped into the work
immediately, and are meeting the
Xeople with a smile and ready for
what shall come.
In the Treasurer's Office.
The same officers which have
been there for the past year. M.
Tritsch. who has surely made a
painstaking official, is assisted by
Mr. M. Hild and Miss Mia Gering
as the clerks in the office.
The Recorder's Office.
Mrs. Edna Shannon was very
graciously looking after the busi
ness, and was being instructed by
H. A. Schneider, who was for some
time the Recorder in the years gone
by. Mrs. Shannon has not desig
nated a deputy for the position as
At the Countv Attorney's Office.
Nothng would have been guessed
had happened here, as Mr. A. G.
Cole who has been in charge of the
office, was contiiued. is at the post
as in the days gone by.
The county superintendent of
.Schools, Miss Alpha Petersen, who
has been the official for the past
more than two years, was working
away at her task, and keeping busy
as in the past, hardly realizing that
one term has gone and another one
The County Sheriff.
There was no one at home, as the
old Sheriff C. D. Quinton was alsd
the new one. and was out of the
office, but hustling with the busi
ness of the place as had been his
custom in the past.
The County Surveyor.
Fred Patterson was pegging awaj
as he has been for the past years
looking after the business of the
county, and the taxpayers as of
REFUSED PAYMENT ON CHECK.
Fr"Tl Tbursila r'n twllv
B. F. Crook, some time since sold
some hogs to the Serum Plant in
Omaha, and received a check for
same, which he brought home and
deposited same in one of the local
banks who pent same to Omaha for
collection. When presented to the
bsnk on which it was issued, it was
endorsed no funds, and returned.
I'pon telephoning when he was told
of the facts, the bank said there
was at this time neai:v funds
enough to liquidate the check, hav
ing been depoisted since. Mr
Crook ueparteit tins morning lor
Omaha to see if -iie could get an ad
justment on the matter. He will b
somewhat careful in the future a
to the check which he accepts.
IS TAKING COURSE
IN PIANO TUNING
From Thursday's rnilv.
Herman Hough was a visitor to
Omaha this morning where he is
taking a course in piai.o tuning.
and will remain there for some time.
While he is at,.. Omaha attending
the course which lie is taking, he
will be represented by a brother-in-law
of George Selbv who will con
duct the business of the rural route
during his absence.
MEN HAVE A
HAD INTENDED TO HAVE HELD
REGULAR MEETING. BUT
ODER OF VIANDS PRESENT
KNOCKED THE MEETING OUT
What the Meeting Lost, the Banquet
Gained. And the Car Workers
From Tl.ursdav's Dai'v.
The workers at the Burlington
shops are a geni' lot. and whole
souled felfjws. wEtXher they are at
the daily avocation, or in society,
they know how to enjoy themselves,
and make the other fellow happy.
All work and no play it is said
is liable to make "Jack" a dull boy.
The tendency of the workers is not
so much in that direction, as one
would suppose when the amount of
work they daily turn out is taken
into consideration. True they are
workers of a hich degree of effi
ciency, and with their efforts, de
pends of the feeding of the world.
Monday evening they gathered for
a banquet and smoker which was
attended by many in excess of a
hundred, and how they feast eu and
joked, was a caution, and they made
the welkin ring, and with a true
ness which proclaimed them ral
sports. The intention was to have
had a meeting of the lodge, pre
ceeding the banquet, and smoker
but James M. Cunningham queered
the matter, when he got his Coffee
brewing, the aroma of the Ambrosia
reaching the nostrils of the jrdly
workmen, there was not possibility
of holding a meeting.
Tt is claimed that Mr. Cunning
ham has received a number of tele
grams ottering positions in the
different portions of the country as
a cook and coffee maker, but a yet
none have been accepted.
Peter Heroid held the position as
head waiter, which he pei formed in
an excellent manner, and was as
sisted by the experts. John Halls
trom. Adolph Koubeck. Earl Moore
and Frank Payne. How and with
what -ease these gentlemen cared for
the wants of the banqueters, can be
learned from the men themselves.
W. R. Egenberger was the co-operator
with and assistant to Mr. Cun
ningham the chef-in-chief, and the
two worked hand in glove, in the
matter of putting up the eatables,
in the most satisfactory manner.
Strong drink was most noted by
its absence and while the boys had
to be satisfied by the decoctions pro
duced by Mr. Cunningham and
Egenberger in the way of coffee
a la Cunningham, ft ill some com
plained of not being able to sleep
well that night. A pretty well
satisfied lot of boys notwithstand
Boiled Ham Minced Ham
Veal Leaf Sandwiches.
Sliced Onions. Sweet Pickles
Coffee a la Cunningham
Nebraska Mere-Sham Pipes
Committee in' Charge James M.
Cunningham. W. R. Egenberger.
John Hallstrom, Adolph Koubeck,
MAN IS BACK
HERO OF MANY FIERCE BAT
TLES ARRIVES HOME LAST
WAS WOUNDED OCTOBER 23'D
Machine Gun Eullet Received
Eattle Keeps Plattsmouth Eoy
In the Hospital.
1 1 ii rd;i y '. T'fillv.
evening William Hoffman, a
member of the famous Rainbow Di
vision and who went through all the
war from the time that America
entered until he va.-; wounded, on
October 2::rd. in baitle, and a .shar
er of the privations and dangers of
that valiant fighting unit, arrived
here from Camp Funston. where he
was mustered out on last Wednes
day. In the spring of 1917, he with
seven others from this city enlisted
at Glenwood, Iowa, and has fought
through all the battles which they
have been staged since. Of these
eight young men from this city two
v. ere killed. Edward C. Hippie and
Hugh Kearnes. both killed in battle
three wounded, two gassed and only
one at this time who has no
reported as wounded by gun
shrapnel or gassed.
This is taking
gun bullet thru
the wound hav
who has a machine
his leg is now well.
ing entirely healed. Mr. Hoffman
after" Msw-ovrnnrng -orr-Hie J.ira oi
October, was taken to the hospital,
and was not in the fghting after
that, he arrived at Camp Merritt on
December ninth, about four weeks
after ylhe signing of the armistice,
and remained there until about a
week since when he was sent to
Camp Funston for mustering out.
Hilly is feeling pretty fine to be
back in old Plattsmouth asrain. and
the war over. He like the yourr
hero he is. went and gave what he
had of service and devotion to coun
try, and when he could no longer
be of service, returned to hi,s home
again. He had to say he has not
seen Ralph Lair for some time as
re was in the hospital on account
of being gassed, for some time be
fore he was wounded himself, but
had returned to the front again, and
has gone to Germany since the sign
ing of the armistice.
We are hoping it will not be long
until the other boys of this division
as well as all others will be at
DELAYED GOVERNMENT REPORT
OF WOUNDING OF LOUIS ROTH
MAN JUST NOW RECEIVED.
From Thursday's Tjaily
Yesterday a message was received
from the government announcing
the severe wounding of Louis Roth
man, in action on November third.
This comes late, and is supposed to
be authentic. Since that date two
times Mr. Rothman has written his
mother, and has carefully avoided
telling of the injury, in order to
save the patient mother the need
A letter which also came from
another source, written by a pal of
his, going to Alliance, told of the
facts, which was the shooting
through thf foot in battle, and from
the way in which the man himself
had written be must have been get
ting along all right, or making the
progress which would be expected,
or he would have allowed some hint
to slip through, that the folks might
be in a way prepared, but as he
thought he would be well before re
turning he would spve the folks, and
especially the mother the grief in
cident to a knowledge of his in
jury. Wanted Experienced bookkeep-
Returned army men preferred.
Nebraska City, Neb.
MAKES CLASS NICE PRESENT.
From Thursday's ra!ly.
John W. Crabill the jeweler and
watchmaker, ha.s an elegant com
bination flag of the allies, which
was surmounted ou the globe, and
an elegant piece of workmanship.
and patriotic in its design. and
beautiful in its make up. presented
to the oung Mens Hibie Class, as
a testimonial of his honor and love
for the young men of that class who
have gone to the service, and one
who is not to return.
The class in accepting of the gift,
recognized the intentions of the
donor and lofty and patriotic and
take the emblem, as one declaring
liberty through the world, and with
this as their emblem, will continue
to work for that end, and extend to
Mr. Crabill their thanks for his
kindness in making the gift.
BOARD OF DI
ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE
DIRECTORS OF FARMERS
EXHIBITS A HELTHY CONDITION
And a Six Per Cent Dividend is De
clared in Addition to Reserve
Fund Set Aside.
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday there was held at the
Farmers State Bank building a meet
ing of the stock holders, directors
and officers vben ihe year's busi
ness of the bank was reviewed and
pirns perfected for the coming year.
This comparatively new bank in
Plattsmouth, having opened its doors
just fifteen months ago. has grown
in favor with the banking public, as
attested by its increasing deposits,
and yesterday on the occasion of its
first annual report was able to de
clare a dividend of six per cent, in
addition to setting aside a reserve
fund of one thousand dollars, as re
quired by the state banking laws,
and to retain a nice balance of un
divided profits as well.
The stock holders of this financial
institution are well pleased with the
amount of business the bank has en
joyed since its opening, and as an
endorsement of their sound business
policy, the officers and board of di
rectors were all re-elected, being as
follows: Board of Directors T. M.
Patterson, A. J. Schaefer, E. P. Lutz,
Mark White and "L. G. Todd; Offi
cers T. M. Patterson, president and
A. J. Schaefer, vice-president.
IF it is not convenient to come to this
bank to transact business don't forget
that the mails are always at your ser
vice. Money sent by mail will be credited to
your account and acknowledged immedi
ately. If you desire any particular infor
mation your correspondence will receive
our prompt attention. Do not send cur
rency my mail unless by registered letter.
You can buy travelers' cheques, money
orders, bank drafts, or cash checks with
out coming to the bank. Open an account
here and enjoy all the conveniences that a
modern up-to-date bank has to offer.
First National Bank
WORLD HOLD INSTALLATION
A LARGE CROWD OF MEMBERS
OF THIS ORDER PRESENT
CEREMONIES LAST EVENING
ORDER IS DOING GOOD WORK
Have Gained Much During; the Y;ar
In Membership And Character
Fmm Friday's Daily.
The Woodman of the World.
Evergreen Camp Number 70. held
their regular meeting nlght-before-
last at which there was much of
interest before the session. The
order had just closed a very profit
able year, not alone in this city
and community, but over the en
tire country. The membership at
this time approximates about u mil
lion members, all of whom have ihe
best insurance it is possible for a
fraternal order. The order in the
Nation has over f .12. 000. 000. 00 in
money securities and other proper
ty. Their building in Omaha v hich
is used as their national headquart
ers, and as a rental proposition, the
best equipped office building this
side of Chicago, is an extraordinary
good paying proposition.
Thus making the inst itut ion one
of the best of the substantial in
surance propositions extent. The
order locally is in good condition,
and has a set of officers who are
interested in the work, of the order
and the order and 'ts fuccess. The
officers installed at -the last -m-ei-ing
were: W. T. Wassell, Council
Commander; Peter J. Vallery. bank
er; E. C. Riple. Adjutant Advisory;
W. B. Rishel. Clerk; D. J. Lair.
Watchman, George Becker, Sentry;
O. W. Johnson. Escort; Drs. Flynn
and Martin, physician.
RETURNS TO THE SERVICE.
r'rom Thursday's Dally.
j After having spent some ten or
i more days at home, Thomas Short,
j son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Short, of
this place departed last eveinng for
the east, where he is located at
Paris Island, with his company of
marines. Mr. Short says he liken
the service finely, and was glad to
get back to irafter having been at
home for a week.
Thomas is only one of three sons
of his parents who are in the ser
vice. For Sale Perkins
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