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TOL. XXX VI.
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1919.
OVER REMAINS OF COMRADE J.
H. THRASHER WHO DIED
I N MONTANA.
SERVICES AT THE ELKS HOME
Col. Thrasher Had Host of Friends
in This City Who Wished to
Honor His Memory.
From Monday's Dally.
Yesterday at near the noon hour,
arriving on the belated Missouri Pa
cific train, caused by a derailment
on that road. Conn;e Thrasher and j
wife reached Piattsmouth with thiHas Met With Prosperity During
remains of Mr. Thrasher's father.
Col. J. H. Thrasher, who died at the
home of his son at Deer Lodge. Mon
tana, a few days ago.
On account of conflicting informa
tion it was thought that the fur.er
al cortepe would arrive on the Biir-
lington at one o'clock, but the
mains, upon their arrival, were tak- as x-'n as went over Pns for the
en to the Elks lodge room, where future. Amcng other things the an
ther lay in state until the hour of !nual election of directors and officers
hi-i Li- nnmcrnnciwas neia. l ne usual uiviaena was
floral tributes from the many friends
of col. Thrasher in this city. The
funeral services were held at 4jFrank E- Schlater, E. W. Cook and
o'clock from the lodge room, where jH. X. Dovey. The crfhcers are H. X.
the deceased man was a member. Dovey. president: E. W. Cook, first
The services were jointly in charge j vice-president : A. G. Cole, second
of the member? of St. Luke's Epis- vice-president; Frank E. Schlater,
copal church and the members of the 'cashier and G. O. Dovey, assistant
r.rand Armv rf the Reniihlio. wit h
both of which organizations Colonel
Thrasher was affiliated.
In the absence of the pastor. Rev.
"Wilbur S. Lete. who was not well
enough to undertake the service, I
Rev. Arthur H. Cleveland, of Omaha.
ofT.ciated. rendering the prescribed
ritualistic ceremonials of the church.
which are very beautiful and im-j
pressive. Following this were the,
services of the Grand Army of the'ct house, when a very interest-
Remiblic. This. too. was verv
propriate and fitting for the occasion ,
being conducted bv Thomas Wiles, interesting nine a nau iu me u.
acting as commander and Thomas ' oussion of fried chicken, veal loaf.
Glenn in the position of chaplain. aad Pound cake- at which ever' Per" I
The continually thinning ranks of
the Grand Army of the Republic
could not but be noted and added to
tiif sadness of the occasion as one
t . i- r
v as made to realize that the last of .
this noble organization will soon be
called to report for final discharge j
from the toils and surcease of life,
,by the Grim Reaper, who. with sick-
If keen, stands ready to reap the
fruit of hi vintase. With each
si'cc-edinc year the surviving
number of this organization grows
TVio fiiiiornl attended bv A
large number of the members of the Jo. 191", where he was kept for some
local lodee of Elks, of which .Col.tjme- returned home this morning.'
Thrasher was a beloved member. j coming via Piattsmouth. from where
The remains were escorted to Oak.ne departed on the next train for
Hill cemetery where they were laid jlis home out in the county. After
Mr. and Mrs. Connie Thrasher
while in the city were guests at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bates,
being very close friends for many
years, after remaining over night
they hastened back to their home in
CHURCH BUILDING EURNS
TO GROUND ON THE 3RD
Structure at Virginia, Minnesota, in
hich Rev. L. W. Gade Preach
ed Consumed by Fire.
From Monday's Daily.
Word was received here yesterday
to the effect that the First Presby
terian church- at Virginia. Minn.
the one in which Rev. L. W. Gade
preached was consumed by fire on
January 3rd. This was a magnificent
structure and was nearly new. The
origin of the fire is not stated in the
information received, but it was stat-
ed that the structure was burned to anj for the floral tributes to his
the ground. It is expected that the memory and honor, to the members
congregation will rebuild soon. This-jof the Grand Army of the Republic,
throws an especially heavy burden j and to the Elks Lodge, for the place
upon the membership, as building, of rest for the remains, and the la-
new churches in ihis era of high
prices is a rather expensive proposition.
For Sale Perkins
RECEIVES AN HONORABLE.
DISCHARGE FROM ARMY
From Monday's TJaily.
John Weber returned yesterday
morning from Camp Dodge, where
he was mustered out of the service.
having been away since last sum
mer. Mr. Weber went to Kansas
City, where he was in the auto school
conducted by the government, and
from there he went to the south, re
maining until after the close of the
war, when he was transferred to
Camp Dodge to be mustered out at
that cantonment. His friend, B. A.
Taylor, of Palmer, who was also mus
tered out. came here to visit for a
short time at tle home of E.
Weaver and wife.
the Past Year and Directors
Are Well Satisfied.
from Monday's Oallv.
A few days ago the stockholders
of the First National Bank held
their regular meeting of the year.
re-.and made a resume of the business.
declared. The board of directors
elected were A. G. Cole. G. O. Dovey,
AND GOOD LUNCH
From .Monday's Dai:
Last Saturday afternon the mem-
hers of the Grand Army of the Re- ;
Public and the Woman's Relief
Corps, held their annual installa
tion meeting at the rooms at the
aD-!in5 program was had. and after the
officers had been installed, a more ;
interesting time was had in the dis- '
son was a Pa6t master in debate
Members of both organizations had
an excellent time and are only sorry,
that this vear is twelve months in
length, as that space of time separ-
' ates them from the next meeting of
the same kind.
RETURNS HOME FROM
CAMP CODY, NEW MEXICO
From MonflaF Dafly. ,
W. A. Smith, of Elmwood. who
went with the quota of Cass county
l., .... n fmn Pitnctnn nn Contpnilur :
being at Funston for some time, Mr.
Smith was transferred to Camp Cody,
where he was used as an instructor
in military tactics, at which he prov-
ed himself so adept that he was re-
,tained right there until the war was
over. Mr. Smith bore cheverons on
his arm showing over a year's ser
vice and also having received an
honorable discharge. He was mus-
jered out of the service last Satur
day and arrived this morning. He
took a later train on the Missouri
Pacific for Elmwood, where prior to
entering the service he was engaged
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire, through this medium,
to extend our sincere thanks to
those of our friends and former
neighbors, who so kindly minister
ed at the time of the funeral of our
Deioved father Col. J. H. Thrasher,
dies of the St. Luke's church for
their beautiful music and singing.
MR. AND MRS. C. THRASHER.
MR. AND MRS. A. KEFFLER.
Subscribe for the Journal
BY AN OFFICER
FORMER PLATTSMOUTH CITIZEN
KILLED WHILE STEALING
HOGS EAST OF GLENWOOD.
WAS KNOWN AS SHORTY DIXON
Served Term From Otoe County More
Than Twenty-Five Years Ago
Last week the World-Herald con
tained the following:
Glenwood. Ia.. Jan. 10. As the
result of a three cornered shooting
affray about midnight last night.
Constable William DeMoss of Glen
wood was shot through the should
er, while he shot a man supposed to
have been engaged in attempting to
steal hogs on the A. J. Wearin farm,
near Hastings, in very serious man
ner, and despite his own wound,
pluckily kept at his job until he
landed the other man of the suppos
ed thieves in the county jail here.
For two weeks DeMoss has been
receiving reports of hog stealing in
the northern part of Mills county
and the southern part of Pottawat
tamie county. He has been staying
in that section in an effort to catch
the thieves at their work, but al
ways without success, until Thurs
As he was passing the Wearin
farm he saw two men at the hog
yards, with an automobile standing
in a handy position, and h-e ordered
them to throw up their hands. In
stead of following this advice, the
men opened fire, which DeMoss im
mediately replied to.
He was himself shot through the
shoulder, and his wound is not re
garded as serious. He was able to
continue on duty today, after the
wound had been dressed. But
"Shorty" Dixon of Hastings, one of
the strangers at the Wearin hog
yards, was shot through the stom
ach. He is said to be a junk dealer,
single, and about 29 years of age.
He was taken to the Jennie Ed
mundson hospital in Council Bluffs.
The other man in the hog yards
gave the name of George Strong,
and Constable DeMoss took him into
custody, and landed him in the
crunty jail here. He is also a single
man. about 29 years of age, and
gave no particular occupation. He
is said to live in Hastings."
The average citizen thought no
more of the matter until on yester
day, when another article appeared
which throwed some light on the
matter and which read as follows:
Man Shot By Ofiicer Dies.
"Shorty Dixson" alias Alonzo H.
Moore, of Walthill, Neb., who was
shot by Deputy Sheriff Will Jones
of Malvern. Iowa, in a pistol duel
near Hastings. Ia.. early Friday
morning, died Saturday afternoon
at the Jennie Edmundston hospital
at Council Bluffs."
Fred Patterson read the last ac
count and immediately went to
Council Bluffs. Iowa, and there was
shown the remains of Mr. Moore,
who was being prepared for ship
ment to Walthill, Neb., and there
met his father Mr. Thomas Moore,
who had come to take the remains
home for burial.
It will be remembered that Alonzo
H. Moore spent one term in the
state prison, being sent up from
Otoe county. He was in the coun
ty jail here charged with a statutory
offense, when he made his escape
some twenty or more years ago. at
the time Harvey Holloway was sher
iff. He had not been heard from
since here until this time.
From Tuesday' Pally.
The board of county commission
ers consisting of Julius A. Pitz, C.
F. Harris and Henry J. Miller, with
George R. Sayles the county clerk,
are in regular session looking after
the business of the county.
Light Brahma cockerels, at $2.50
each, if taken at once. Mrs. C. E.
Heebner, Nehawka, Nebr. l-9-6t
HAS RECEIVED FIVE FINE HOGS.
Krom Monrtav's Dally.
Adam Stoehr has just received
from the breeding farm of Howard
Keer, of River Cresting, five of the
fine, large Poland China variety of
hogs, which are all fertile and will
Mr. Stoehr is of the opinion that
when one raises Logs it is well to
raise the best that money can buy.
poor hog, he reasons will eat just
as much as the be ter variety, and
will not "bring L'une the bacon"
when placed on th market. This ac-
counts for the large expenditures of
money .Mr. istoenr maKinc to itrinir i
his herd up to the highest standard.
KIS MOTHER AND
HALF BROTHER CF JOEN JOHN
SON WHO DISAPPEARS SOME
TB1E SINCE L00XS FOR KIM
From Tuesday'? Daily.
L. M. Briley of Gravilburg. Sas
katchewan. Canada, has been in the
city for Ihe .past few days, slopping
here for a s-hort tiri;e, .n a trip
from his home to Vancouver, where
he has thought to .-tay fcr some
time. Mr. Briley who is a hu.lf
brother of John Johnson, who had
disappear from here some few years
ago. and whose body was found at
Nebraska City, later, had worked
here for about a month in the I!ur-
ington shops in 1S9C. He had not
heard anything from his brother r
mother since leaving here, and had
come here to find out what he could.
regarding them and to visit with
Loth. When he arrived here. ho
could not find anr'hiug of their
whereabouts, but sifter continued
inquiry, it developed that it was
John Johnson and his mother that J
he was looking for and that they
were both dead.
Mr. Briley will remain here for
a few davs and will see what be can
do to find out about the estate which
was left. There were five nephews
by the name of Tague. who were j
here and lived also at Glenwood.
but have gone from here to Omaha
THE ARMENIAN AND
SYRIAN RELIEF j
Prof: Tuesday's T:n'y.
The newly organized County Cam
paign Committee of the county met
esterdav at the court house and
organized a campaign, which will
cover this week, beginning yester-
:ay and lasting until next Satur-
y, the 19th. The committee con-
sts of Rev. A. V. Hunter, chair
man. Rev. L. W. scot i, secretary
and Frank M. F.estor the treasurer.
They are beginning the campaign .
in earnest, this county is listed at
$6,000 and which is a small amount
when it is distributed over the
whole county, the amount for th?
city of Piattsmouth will be known
and published later. The work is
just beginning today and is making
excellent progress for the time. All
will be interviewed during the week,
and will be given an opportunity to
do their portion regarding relieving
the dire necessity of these people.
ORGANLZE NEW LABOR
From Tuesday's Daily.
Last Saturday evening at the Red
Men Hall, those pecple who are em
ployed in the maintainar.ee of way
for the Burlington company, met!
and formed a local order for their I
mutual benefit. There are ether
organizations, which do not embrace
all the employes of the ailroad,
and this is to enable thost ho can
not belong to the other orders by
reason of their occupation to be
come members of this order. There
were pome sixty applications signed
up, but all did not appear for initia
tion. The election of officers result
ed in the following quota of officers
being selected: James B. Higley,
president: Miss Anna Vejvoda. sec
retary; J. C. York, vice president;
and Wm, Seay, treasurer.
I have some good young horses,
also some good cows and two Im
ported stal'ious. All this stock is
sound and for sale at the right
price. A. G. Mast, owner. 9-2wks
BELLEVUE COLLEGE WILL HAVE
THIS COURSE AS PART OF
IVI'I TDEIIj K HUNDRED MEN
The Government Will Furnish Uni
forms And Give Instruction
For That Amount.
Fr"m j u-sday"s Dr.'! v.
Circulars have been received by
James M. Robertson, from the Belle
vue College, ashing that this city
give assistance in the way of sup
plying a portion of the necessary
one hundred men to enable the
school to be designated as a Reserve
Officers Training Corps school. The
students should be enrolled by the
"rd of February, the beginning of
the second semester. The United
States Government agrees to furnish
uniform? anI equipment, army offi
cers for a four years course of mili
tary training of not less than three
or more than five hours a week, and
subsistence of all members duriEg
their last two years in th course.
There will be a six weeks encamp
ment, which will be born by the
government, and Reserve Officers ap
pointments for all who graduate
from the four years course.
Bellevue College Agrees.
In order that the contract may
be givea the college, must agree to
maintain physically fit, one hund
red students over fourteen years of
age. who will remain during the
four years course, except in very
rare and justly worthy cases, where
the exercise may be made.
Required of the Student.
The student is expecfeu to sub
mit to from three to five hours
training per week, to receive uni
form military training all education
al advantages of the institution, and
the privilege of participating in the
six weeks encampment, but this is
The Last Two Years.
During the last two years the
arrpment remains the same, with
the exception that tne student is re
quired to participate in the six
weeks camp and training, and in
addition he is to receive his sus.
tainance from the government dur
ing these two years. This agree
ment is to be in writing for the
last two years. The student is to
receive his Reserve Officer's Com
mission upon graduation. Any one
physically fit student over fourteen
years is eligible. The expense will
be fifty dollars tuition per semester,
and one dollar per day sustainance
or $12 COO for eighteen weeks.
See James M. Robertson who will
furnish additional information.
IS VISITTNG AT PARENTS HOME.
From Tuesday's I. ally.
Mrs. A. E. Edgerton who has been
visiting at the home of her sister-in-law
at Reliance, S. D., in com
pany with her sister-in-law, Mrs.
A. E. Lester arrived in this city
from the north yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. Edgerton returning from a
visit while Mrs. Lester came to visit
at the home of her parents A. J.
Edgerton and wife.
From Tuesday's DatYy.
Sunday morning Louie Teokotter,
who has been at Rock Island, Illi
nois where he was in the arsenal of
the government of the United States.
Having been transferred from the
training station at Camp Funston
soon after he had gone to that place,
and was also returned to Camp
Funston for his final discharge,
which occurred last Saturday, he de
parting for his home here immed
iately. Mr. Teokotter has made an
excellent Boldier and will have no
trouble in finding an abundance of
employment to take his time, as soon
as he shall have rested up from the
Journal Want-Ads Pay I
MRS. MICHAEL HOFFART DIES.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Word was received here this
morning of the death of Mrs. Mich
ael Hoffart of near Plainvlw. Mrs
Ilcffart i; a sister of Mrs. B. C
Wurl and Mrs. Geo. Born of this
city, and is also a niece of J. P.
Mrs. E. G. Wurl who was notified
of the illness of her sister, was pre
paring to go to her sister's side,
when she herself was taken sick and
was to have departed this morning.
Mrs. Wurl being not feeling well,
the news added, makes the shock
much more severe.
Notice of the funeral and arrange
ments will be given later in this pa
per. C. M, WARD !S
MENT IN A WARD
DID NOT APPRECIATE A SUS-
PENDED SENTENCE, AND NOW
WELL HAVE TO FACE COURT.
Frf.m Tuesday's Daily.
Sheriff Quinton was a visitor In
Lincoln yesterday and returned last
evening with O. M. Ward, who has
been making his home there for
some time. Mr. Ward was for some
time employed by a garage at Mur
doch', and having sold a car to a
customer appropriated the money
to his own use. At the time he had
promised to "be good," and his em
ployer asked-that sentence be sus
pended, and that the man be allow
ed to make payment for the reim
bursing of the loss to the employer
which his delinquency had caused.
He was given liberty, which was
near a year since, but has done no
nothing- toward-sking th short
age good. .
Coupled with this, was an esca
pade, into which this man was a
party. At Lincoln he and another
man secured a car for a 'joy ride'
and securing two companions, young
women, they made a tour of the
country. In the country the car
was stopped, where one young
woman was strapped to the car,
while an attempt was made to strap
the other one fast, but she getting
away telephoned the sheriff of Lan
caster county, who gathered Mr.
Ward in, and he has just concluded
his term of sixty days fcr the of
fense. The proprietor of the Mur
dock garage, has asked that the
man Ward be brought in and the
suspended sentence be applied to the
ROOSTERS FOR SALE
Single combed Rhode Island Red.
about CO that will sell for $2.50
each. C. R. lodd, Piattsmouth, Ne
Bank Service for
H I S bank offers special fa
cilities for livestock farmers.
To help increase the livestock popula
tion of the world is one of the big problems
the farmers has to solve. You can depend
upon the co-operation of this bank.
Come in and talk over your proposed plans
with one of our officers. We are at your
First National Bank
SURE 'BURN 'EM
C. L. BURNS TURNS LIGHTLY
FROM SHAVING TO MANUFAC
TURING CHECKS GALORE.
NO SLOW METHODS APPLIED
Draws Week's Salary In Advance
Through the Means of a
From Wednesday's Dally.
Hailing from Kansas City, where
he claimed he had lived for some
time, but admitting that he has
seen other parts, not the worst bar
ber in the country, neither the
best, but he held down a chair for
a while at "Rosey's" shop, and eat
at the Russell Restaurant.
While business was lagging a
little he put in his time, practicing
on check making and endorsing. He
took some points on customers and
frequenters of the place, and singled
out John Kaffenberger Jr. for his
principal, and drev a check payable
to C. A. Rosencrans, which he :ign
ed John Kaffenberger's name to,
then endorsed the same with Mr.
Rosencrans signature. Then in a
disguised hand Eigned his own name
C. L. Burns, and offered it in pay
ment at the Russell Restaurant for
payment of eats. Stating that the
check which was for $27.80 was for
payment of the week's work. It be
ing last Sunday, Howard Newton
had only twenty dollars to make
payment with, and o told th h4h.
and he said that he would call the
day following for the remainder.
Howard not wishing to disappoint
the man, succeeded in opening the
safe, when he secured the addition
al $7.80. and the city of Piatts
mouth knew the barber 4io more.
The matter was discovered when the
check came to the bank for deposit.
The city is wiser, but sadder and
the barber is looking for greener
This morning B. G. Wurl and
wife departed for Plainview, where
they go to attend the funeral of
Mrs. Wurl's sister. Mrs. Michael
Hoffart, who died at that place yes
terday morning. Mrs. Wurl was
just starting for the home of her
sister "when the sad intelligence
came of her death. Mrs. Wurl who
was not well was prostrated for a
time by the grief for her lister,
whom she loved exceedingly.
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