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Nebraska State Histori
VOL XXX VI.
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA MONDAY. FEBRUARY 10, 1919.
R. B. WIND
COPIES OF A FEW HOUSE ROLLS
MAILED TO JOURNAL EDI
TOR FOR FERUSAL.
ONE TO 'PROHIBIT LANGUAGES
Other Than the American frcm Being;
Taught to Children Not Attain
in? the Tenth Grade.
Fr-m Thursdays Ia;1y'
Ho. R. 15. Windham has sent a
number of copies of House Rolls to
tl - editor of this paper, tgiving us
a concensus of what i now before
the state legislature, and which we
will pass along to our readers for
Thene which we are printing to
day is one regarding education, and
which makes it unlawful for anyone,
teacher, parents or guardian, private
tutor or any other person to teach or
allow to be taught to any one under
their care any language except the
English language, other than a clas
sical language (Latin) until the
scholar or child shall have attain
ed proficiency in ail the branches of
studies taught in the public or pri
vate schools up to and including the
tenth grade. The teaching of or al
lowing to be taught to a child in
the home any language other than
the English, is made a" misdemeanor
by the provisions of the bill, and the!
matter of talking a foreign language
in the home is construed as teaching
the same to .members of the..nouse
hold. and in case there are children
who have not attained the required
prolciency in the studies taught in
the schools, is regarded as unlawful.
It is provided that such students as
attain the required proficiency to
permit of their takins up the study
of a foreign language, be provided' a
certificate fioni the county superin
tendent stating that they have suc
cessfully passed the requirements.
The bill is as follows:
"Be it Enacted by the People of
the State of Nebraska:
"Section 1: It shall be unlawful
for the board or governing authori
ties of any public or private, school
or any teacher or instructor in any
of said schools or for a private tutor,
paient or guardian, to give or suffer
to be given, any instruction to any
pupil or pupils in any of said schools
or in private, any of the branches of
study up to and including the tenth
public school grade in any other lan
guage other than the English Lan
guage before the said pupil or pupils
shail Lave been passed as proficient
in an or saiu tentn graue public,
schfKl studies by a certificate in writ
ing issued by the County Superinten
dent of Lhe county of the residence
of such pupil or pupils, certifying
that such pupil or pupils hare at
tained a passing grade in all branches
of study up to and including the ten
th public schol grade.
"Sec. 2: It shall be unlawful for
the board or governing authorities of
any public or private school or any
teacher or instructor in any of said
schools or for any private tutor, par
ent or guardian to give, or suffer to
given, any instruction to any pu
pil or pupils or to attempt to teach
any language other than the English
Language, except the classical lan
guages, to such pupil or pupils until
such pupil or pupils shall Lave been
passed by a certificate in writing is
sued by the County Superintendent
of the County of the residence of such
I'UDil or pupils, which certificate
shall certify that such pupil or pu
pils have attained a passing grade in
all of the branches of study up to
and including the tenth public school
grade of instruction.
. "Sec. 3: Any violation of this
act shall be deemed a .misdemeanor
and upon conviction shall be pun
ishable by a line of not less than
Twenty-five Dollars or more than One
Hundred Dollars or by confinement
in the County jail for any period not
exceeding thirty days, and shall b
adjudge to pay the costs of prosecution."
Jouraxl Want-AdJ Pay I
LEY IS HOME
ARRIVES IN PLATTSMOUTH THIS
AFTERNOON. WAS DISCHARG
ED YESTERDAY FROM
CANTONEMENT AT CAMP DODGEfA VERY ENJOYABLE TIME HAO.OF THE STATE OF NEBRASKA
I Left France On January 7th. Arriv
ed At New York On January
20th. Had Good Trip.
From Friday's Pally.
Wearing the same pelasant smile
which was his before he departed
frcm this city on September 1917,
Edward J. Kelley son of Mr. and
.Mrs. J. R. Kelly of this city, hop
ped off the train at the Burlington
station this afternoon, coming back
from the war in France, where he
has been with the heavy artillery
of the United States. Edward was
sure glad to see Plattsmouth and
the people here. He went to the
service, enlisting on the ninth day
of September 1917. and was sent to
Camp Crocket. Texas, for training,
and remained in the camp until in
the spring of last year, where he
was transferred to the east and
sailed for England on June 11th.
ISIS, arriving in England, on the
2fith of June. The company with
which he was numbered remained
in England but a short time and
were then sent to France. 'There
he engaged with the artillery cojpps,
in most of the big battles, which
occurred during last summer, and
fought until the last shot was fired
im' 'the day of "the signing of the
armistice. Speaking of the battle
of the Argcnne Forest, which was
a tract of country covered with
large tres. he had to say. "The
giant trees were mown down and
nothing left but short stumps, as
well as all buildings, where the
large guns played." The large
inins demounted from th battle
ships, and placed on railway car
riages, were very effective in their
work Mr. Kelly said. Mr. Kelly
was attached to a good many divi
sions, in his work, as an artillery
man. He fought in the Argonne
Forest. Verdun. Chateau Theirry.
and many places north of there.
During his stay in France he never
saw anyone "Trom Plattsmouth. or
received a letter from here. On his
return he made pretty good time,
as well as he had going over. He
left Bordeaux, on January 7th. ar
riving at New York on the 20th.
and Fince that time has been at
different camps, until he was must
ered out of the service at Camp
Dodge yesterday, and arrived home
From Thursday's Iilv.
Last evening at the meeting of
the official board of the Methodist
Church of this city, the decision
was arrived at to construct a new
parsonage, on the lot north of the
church building. A committee was
appointed at the meeting last even
ing to ascertain the cost of a build
ing such as will be desired and to
report at another meeting which
will be held in the near future. The
sale of the parsonage -which has
been used heretofore. to a mai
named James from Iowa, dispose
of the one which they have ana
places them in a position to build
such as they desire.
HAS A VERY ATTRAC
TIVE ELECTRIC SIGN
From Thursday's Daily.
Last evening we noticed blazing
from the tower of the Wagner hotel
th enew electric sign which work
men were busy yesterday placing on
the building, and which calls the at
tention of everyone on the street to
the hustling hostlery. The word
"Hotel" is displayed in bright elec
tric light?, while above it the word
"Wagner's" appears and beneath it
the words "and Cafe." these latter
not bein?: lighted however. The en
tire wording of the sign is "Wagner'o
HOTEL and Cafe." It is a very neat
sign and one that will make Itself
A. WURL STRIKES TRUE NOTE
OF APPRECIATION OF THE
EFFORTS OF CLERKS
Music. Dancing:. Merriment. Addres
ses of Thanks and Responses
Were Made at Ear.quet.
From Friday's Pally.
Appreciating the fact that a ousi
ness concern, as well as any other en
terprise, can do the most effective
work for the ptiblic and for them
selves, when they are working a a
unit, and that in order to do this
it is necessary for each of the work
ers to be interested in the success of
the business. E. A. Wurl has had in
mind in his business relation with
the employees of his store, to culti
vate that feeling of mutual interest
in the concern in the mind of every
one of his employees, and to evince to
them his real, interest in Their suc
cess as well, as they are in reality
but business partners, and are work
ing together to serve the public to
the best advantage. Co-incident with J
this worthy idea, last evening at It is j
home he furnished a banquet to t he
members of his sales and delivery
force, that was enjoyed to the fullest
extent. The evening was spent Li
social enjoyment, with music, danc
ing and games. A delightful dinner
was served and all felt that the ev
ening was one worth while, as it en
abled them to get together for better
and more efficient service to all.
Mr. Wurl, in a very nice and p'.eas
ir.g address to the assembled ban
queters, said that he had called them
together to have a good time and 10
associate with each other even more
closelv. that thev might understand I
one another the better. He said he!jTT;iT LAST EVENING AT HOME
wished them all to understand that I
he felt very thankful and appreciat
ive of the individual interest which
they have always taken in their work
and their efforts to make customers
cf the store pleased with their treat-
meni anu service. lie ueciareu mnr
in trying to make the business one
profitable alike to the employer and
to the customer such co-operation
was as necessary as rain to growing
vecetation. The assembled dozen
guests who were present appreciated, Woman's Foreign Missionary
the remarks of their employer anjjsjptv. at which there was an excel
were glad to note his appreciation of . lent tjnie j,y nil. Mrs. Emma
their efforts to please both himself ' y-ease and Mrs. Huyes had charge of
and customers of the store. tne entertainment and the affair par-
In response to the expressions of
kindly feeling by Mr. Wurl, Mr. Hil
lard Grassman, one of the sales force,
and an assistant buyer as well, re
plied in kind and thanked the pro
prietor for the kindly interest which
he has displayed in the clerks who
are assisting in making the store so
successful as it has been, and on be
half oi the guests gave vent to the
feeling of gratitude in the minds of
all for the thoughtfulness in furnish
ing them with such a pleasant even
ing's entertainment. The tone and
tenor of his voice was evidence of
the good feeling which exists be
tween Mr. Wurl and his most effici
DEPARTED FOR THE SOUTH
LAND LAST EVENING
From Friday's Daily.
Last evening. Nicholas Karos, who
has been visiting in the city for some
days past, the guest at the home of
his friends, S. L. Coiner, departed for
Kansas City, and the south, where
he will look for a location for the
establishment of a candy kitchen. He
was engaged in that line of business
at Alliance, where he now has an as
sistant in charge while he goes south
to look for a new location. He will
visit with his parents at f09 South
Sixth street. St. Joseph, Mo., while
there and has ordered the Journal to
follow him daily, bring news to him
from this city.
For Rent: An improved acreage
tract near town. Call at my office
Monday forenoon or on Saturday, or
Phone No. 20. R. n. Windham.
THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF
THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOR
TEE SOUTH EAST PART
The Meetinsr Will E
First Week Of April.
From TiMirxds'.v's Pa;!v.
' The annui-l convention of the
southeastern portion rf the state of
Nebraska, will be h"ld in Platts
mouth. during the early portion of
April, at which they will h? repre
sented some twenty-two churches,
located in the distiict south of the
Platte river, and including Lancast
er county to the Missouri river to
the staie line south. There are 4.
400 communicants represents in
this district, and a hirge number of
delegates are expc-cit-.i to be in at
tendance. It has been a number of
years since Piattsmouth hps been
honored by the presence of a con
vention of this church, and at the
time when the convention was here
before there was a Isrce crowd. An
excellent program is being prepar
ed i'cr the occasion, with nisr.y
prominent speakers in the church,
the convention. including tl;
church, the bible school, the youn.r
peoples society, as well as all the
auxiliaries, which are r. .portion v.v.d
work with the church.
MEETING OF THE
nv TTTjc T? "R TTA"VT: QN
W - - - -
SOUTH FIFTH ST.
Mrs. Emma Pease and Mrs. Hayes
Entertained the Ladies in a
Very Pleasing Manner
From Fridays 7ailv
Last evening at the cozy home of
Mr. and Mrs. R. P.. Hayes, on South
Fifth street, was held a meeting of
took of the nature-
of a farewell for
Mrs. C. E. Hill, who has teen pres
ident cf the society for some time
past, and to whose untiring efforts
is due the success of the society and
the good work it has accomplished.
The fore part of the evening was
taken up with the business affairs of
the society, among which was the
rcsignat'.on of Mrs. Hill, who is soon
to remove from Plattsmouth and the
election of her successor. Mrs. Will
I. Howland. Then followed a taha
leau. in which the work of the For
eign society was illustrated by mem
bers in proper costumes to represent
.Tr.pan, China. Persia, India and other
countries, where the society has es
tablished churches and is looking al
ter their maintenance ?nd the spread
ing cf Christian doctrine. They were
in turn introduced to America, who
stood on an elevated platform, prop
erly garbed in the stars and stripes,
and gave instruction and encourag
ing assistance to these people of all
the world who came to her. There
was also music, singing and refresh
ments to enliven the evening and the
ladies found in Mrs. Pease and Mrs.
H-jyes most charming hostesses.
The local society has about fifty
members of whom thirty-five are ac
tive while the remainder are what is
known as extension members.
FOR SALE 2 HERFORD BULLS
I have for tale, twtv young high
bred registered Herford bulls, four
teen and fifteen months of age re
spectively. Inquire of Fred T.
Ramge. Phones 102 and 532.
Plattsmouth. Neb. 5-tfw
wife mm A
MRS. L. W. SCOTT PRESENTED
WITH WRIST WATCH AS A
TOKEN OF ESTEEM.
SFEND-A DELIGHTFUL EVENING
With Members of the Church at the
Parsonage Last Evening A
Luncheon Was Served.
From Siit'jrday's Daily.
s'iri' - the coming to this city of
Rc-v. Levi W. Scott and wife to em
hark in the work of the Christian
church, of which Mr. Scott is minis
ter, these good people have made
many friends who have become at
tache! to tlieni for their cheerfulness
o: sr.iri! and pleasing mannerisms.
This was demonstrated anew last
night, when, through having by some
manner come in possession of infor-n.i-tion
that yesterday marked the
anniversary of tiie birth of Mrs. S.
th' members of the church gathered
in. while she was at the home of .Mr.
and Mrs. Jesse Prady attending a re
hearsal of the choir, taking posses
sion of the parsonage and preparing
a luncheon to serve upon the return
of the pastor and his good wile from
the singing practice.
The lights were turned out and all
'a.i dark in the houe when Rev.
Scott and wife entered and turned
on the lights. A house filled with
.tiiiling friends greeted them and the
niitiess of the home was complete
ly lakt'ii a hack.
it was expected that' their daugh
ter. Miss Krva Scott, who is attend
ing Corner t'niversitv at liethanv.
would De present as well as their
son. Horace- Scott, who is employed
in Omaha, but neither were able to
At the time of the serving of the
I ttichecn. a magnificent gold wrist
watch was presented with a short
uory cf her life, which she was un
aware was known, and at the con
clusion little Marvel Whitaker step-i
ped forward and attached the watch
to Mrs. Scott's wrist with the best
wishes of all. and which the minis
er's wife accepted with modest
The gathering remained until a
late hour, everyone enjoying theui--elves
a great deal, and on leaving
they renewed their expressions of
good withes for both Mrs. Scott .and
MAKING GOOD PROGRESS
WITH THE WELLS
From Thursday's Dni!v.
C. W. Herraie and son of Omaha,
who are sinking the wells at the
Ice Plant, of the Tlattsmouth Elec
trical Company, are making good
progress having gotten one well
down to the depth of fifty-seven
feet, the depth which the wells are
to be sunk. There is to be three of
them put down, in order to supply
water for the ice making which is
scon to be at hand.
FROM PEKIN, ILLINOIS.
From Saturday'? Daily;
Mrs. Lora Wallinger and son Guy
nrrived in the city on Wednesday
of this week, for a few days visit
with her brothers and sisters in
this county, also the large number
of friends in this community. Mrs.
Wallinger resided in this county a
number of years ago prior to the
death of her husband, since which
time she has been living in Pekin,
Illinois. She expects to remain
among Cass county friends and rela
tives for a numner of weeks.
SPORTS A NEW WAGON
From FrMays Daily.
C. H. Lewis, the expressman, must
be enjoying a good business, for he
has purchased a new wagon with
which to serve his large number of
raDidlv increasing customers. The
wagon is a beauty and will fill the
bill exactly. Mr. Lewis is Justly
proud of it, for It is a butyf anfl
there is no denyinc the fact.
PRISE ON THEIR
MISS TILLIE MEISINGER WEDDED
TO CHESTER MINNIEAR. A.T
WILL RESIDE NEAR UNION, NEB.
Both are Well Known and Popular
Young People of Cass County
and Worthy of Success.
From Fridav's Dally.
A very pretty wedding of one of
the fair (laughters of this city. Miss
Tillie Meisinger, to Mr. Chester J.
Minniear, of Union. Nebraska, occur
red at Omaha Wednesday.
The bride to this union was born
on a farm four miles west of My
nard, later moving with her parents
to this city, where she grew to wom
anhood. She is the accomplished
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George J.
Meisinger. and has a host of friends
in this city.
The groom. Chester Minniear. was
born in Indiana and later, with his
parents, moved to a farm near Mur
ray. He is a very capable young man
and the son of Mr. and Mrs. (Jus
Minniear. of Fnion.
The young couple were married by
Rev. Savidge, at Omaha, return
ing on the late train Wednesday ev
ening, lhey l.i.d a midnight lunch
at the home of the bride's parents.,
following their arrival.
This happy couple will make their
home on a farm near Union. .
The Journal joins with their many
friends over the county in wishing
them a long life of happiness and
From Thursday's 1'iailv.
Some time since. Charles Thomp
son, of near Plainview, became pos
sessor of the south half of the Un
ion block in this city, for which he
trades his farm. This he took
with an incumbrance thereon, both
rooms, a mortgage for five thous-
and dollars. Coming to this city he
sold the south room to Frank For
man, the south Sixth street grocer.
who occupied the room, but as he
was not receiving enough to liqui
date the entire amount of the in
cumbrance, he cannot get the por
tion which he has disposed, free in
order to give legal possession. Mr.
Thompson while he has made a
deed, which has not as yet been de
livered has departed, and the trade
stands in statue quo. The parties
are trying to unlock the knotty
problem .as it is now entangled.
r.Timal Want-Ads Pay
A Service message
Lost: Purse Containing
IF you read the want ads in the newspa
pers you will see anywhere from one to
dozen ads a week starting "in this manner.
Invariably these ads mention that the purse con
tained money. Only about one person in ten ever see
their money a?ain.
If you bank your money and pay bills by check you
reduce your chances of loss to a minimum. You can
stop payment on checks by simply telephoning U the
Whr not check on u?
First National Bank .
MAN IS VICTIM
J. B. C0TNER STRICKEN YESTER
DAY AND STILL REMAINS
WAS WELL ADVANCED IN YEARS
Had Eeen a Hard Worker All Hi
Life Was Blessed with a
From Friday's I m iTr-
Yestcrday morning John It. Cottier
who has passed well beyond the- al
lotted threescore and ten years, was
stricken with paralysis and rendered
unconscious, in which state he has
remained ever since.
Mr. Cottier had been in his usual
state of health, which during the last
few years was not the best, and b.-
ing so well advanced in years, the
stroke will be difiicult for hiin t
throw off. He was blessed with a
rugged constitution, which renders
his fight against the eflect of the
stroke more promising, but th3 se
verity eif the affliction may tual.e
even his naturally strong constitu
tion of little avail.
The children who are not living
here have been notified to come, and
have hastened to the bedside of ihe:r
LUNCH AND COFFEE
From Friday's Dally.
The ladies of the Loyal Workers.
of the Christian church, at their us
ual meeting held at the church on
Wednesday, and after the business of
the session had been transacted an 1
due consideration given to the hold
ing of a chicken pie supper a few days
before Easter, proceeded to enjoy th
afternoon with the novel feature of
an exchange lunch, which means that
each perton instead of eating their
own lunch, ate that of another. Ev
erything was eaten caffateria style,
and Mrs. L. W. Scott served the
coffee. All present seemed to enjoy
the changed order of serving.
GOES TO ATTEND THE
FUNERAL OF HIS AUNT
From Friday's Daily.
B. A. McElwain departed this
morning for Greenwood, where lie
goes to attend the funeral of his
aunt, Mrs. E. J. Ethrege. which oc
curs today. Mrs. Ethrege, who is a
sister of Mrs. S. E. McElwain. died
a few days ago after an extended ill
ness, at the advanced ageof SC years.
The funeral occurs this afternoon
and interment will be at Greenwood,
where the good lady has lived for o
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