The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 13, 1919, Image 1
plattamotitb 3 otatra VOL. XXXVI. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. MONDAY, JANUARY. 13. 1919. No. 61. LOSES LIFE WHILE DOING SWITCHING 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 vr.rk. ."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 lin there. 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. said 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. - EUFEItlNTENEE.TG. E. 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. FOUR PLATTS MOUTH BOYS 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 Necessary Papers. 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 'their homes, i 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 to them. RECEIVES NOTICE 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 NEW OFFICERS 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 as before. 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 ty physician. County JucUje. 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 yet. 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. Countv Superintendent. 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 come. 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 yore. 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. CAR WORK MEN HAVE A GREAT FEAST 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 Were Happy. 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 ing. MENU. Boiled Ham Minced Ham Veal Leaf Sandwiches. Sliced Onions. Sweet Pickles Colored Pop. Coffee a la Cunningham Cigars Cigarettes Nebraska Mere-Sham Pipes Committee in' Charge James M. Cunningham. W. R. Egenberger. John Hallstrom, Adolph Koubeck, Peter Heroid. HOFF MAN IS BACK FROM FRANCE HERO OF MANY FIERCE BAT TLES ARRIVES HOME LAST EVENING. DISCHARGED. WAS WOUNDED OCTOBER 23'D Machine Gun Eullet Received In Eattle Keeps Plattsmouth Eoy In the Hospital. i m Last 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 t been shot shrapnel or gassed. This is taking Mr. Hoffman, gun bullet thru the wound hav pretty severe toll. 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 home again. RECEIVE REP9RT OF WOUNDING 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 less wory. 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- ers Returned army men preferred. Morton-Gregson Co., Nebraska City, Neb. WILLIAft 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. MEETING OF BOARD OF DI RECTORS HELD ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE DIRECTORS OF FARMERS STATE BANK. 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. Banking 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 Plattsmouth, Nebraska WOODMEN OF 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 Of Risks. 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 Fred Beverage. Wind Mill. r,o-:.tw 7rr vur 1 by r.lail!