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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1919.
ED TO DEATH
CLOTHING CATCHES FIRE WHILE
SHE WAS WORKING IN
CLOTHES BURNED FROM BODY
Lived for About Twelve Hours, Dur
ing Which Time She Con
Last Friday while attending the
household duties about the home of
she and her mother, in Avoca. Miss
Lillian S. Quinton. a sister of Sher
iff ( I. Quinton of this city, hai
her clothing catch on fire as she
worked about the kitchen stove, and
striving to extinguish the flame.-;
herself, she did not arouse other
members of the family, until it wa?
too late to save here from being hor
Miss Quint on. who was a years
old. and her mother, aged S4. lived
together in one side of a double
house at Avoca. while James Dun
bar and w ife, who is another daugh
ter of Mrs. Quinton. lived in the
other half of the house, the kitchens
of both opening on a common porch
in the rear.
When Miss Quinton found herself
unable to extinguish the flames she
screamed for aid and ran out onto
the back porch. Her sister, Mrs.
Dunbar, heard her cries and ran to
her assistance, "but when she arriv-j
ed the clothing worn by Miss Quin-j
ton had been nearly fill bnrned
Sheriff C. D. Quinton of this place,
brother of the unfortunate woman,
was called and Mr. Dunbar hasten
ed to Nehawka after Mrs. James
Palmer, another sister.
The suffering of Miss Quinton was
very severe and midst the excruciat
ing pain of the twelve hours that
elapsed from the time she met with
the unfortunate accident, until the
answered the call of her Creator, she
continued conscious all the time.
The funeral occurred from the
home Sunday afternoon and inter
ment was made at Weeping Water,
where she was buried beside her
father and one brother.
Miss Quinton was born at Avoca,
and lived there all her life.
FOURTEEN GASS GO.
MEN ARRIVE IN U. S,
Last Saturday Fourteen Cass County
Ken Arrived At Hoboken,
V rm Mmdav'f Tmlly
Many Nebraskans arrived last
Saturday from overseas and with
every day some are reported, those
to arrive last Saturday contained a
goodly number of men from this
county, who will soon be at home
aeain. Five from this city being
of the number reported in the list
given cut by the associated press,
they being: Don II. Sievers. Edward
Pashus. Ernest L. Stenner, Louis
Uaumgart and Sergeant Emil J.
Ilild. These boys have all seen
rome severe service, and in partic
ular had received severe wounds, be
sides these there are from the coun
ty a number more who are now re
turning, they being: Martin E. Ross.
Sergeant Guy A. Rood. Frank R.
Malcomb. Sergeant Fred H. Stoll of
Nehawka, Corporal Michael W.
O'Leary and Marshall E. McKay of
Weeping Water. Corporal Earl
Nichols of Greenwood' and E. E.
Meyers of Louisville.
BEGINS ON NEW HOME.
From Monday's T'atlv.
This morning Phillip Schaeffer
was in the city, and took out A. B.
Smith and gang of carpenters where
they are today beginning on the
construction of a new farm home of
Mr. Schaeffer and wife.
You will find a nice line of popu
lar copyright books at the Journal
NEXT FLAG DAY
From Monday's rally.
Let that starry ensign float from
your homes next Friday, May 30th,
Memorial day, the next x flag day.
The breezes kiss its graceful folds
and throw the crimson bars to the
tun, as it dallies in the winds
which love it well. Let It say that
the dead did not die in vain, but
let us perpetuate Jhe memory of
the men. the boys who fought from
'61 to '65 that . thi4 government
might be maintained and a country
free, and at the same time remem
ber the boys who fought in the
world war which is just now clos
ing, and who haven't alone fought
for the perservation or perpetuation
of this country, but for the liberty
of the world. Fly that flag and by
doing so say: "Here lives an Amer
ican, who stands for the defense of
the rights of all mankind."
LARGE NUMBER OF
ON THIS THE LARGEST BOAT IN
WORLD MANY COME OVER
14.099 IN ALL.
FrTP Monday's IailY.
Sergeant Roy W. Holly writes his
father and sends the passenger for
mation as well as ship's crew on
boat on w hich ' he sailed. Roy
speaks of having seen Frank Schul
dice just as he was leaving Ger
many for the sailing port at Brest,
France, and at that place he also
met Joe Warga, fon of Mike Warga
of Havelock. Both the Platsmouth
boys were well and looking fine.
Here is a list of the passengers
and list of the crew' as made up in
their different conditions:
Nary Crew , - .
Crew ' 2057
Army, U. S. A.
Officers (sick 32) 4C1
N. C. O.'s (over grade 18) 130
Enlist men. including 1103
sick. 45 attendants and
12 marines 11,332
Sick And Wounded.
The sick and wounded as divided
Tuberculosis 1 5 0
Bedridden (medical &-surgical 49
Armle?s and legless, requiring
Insane, offcers 32; men 5S 90
Walking patients requiring no
FOUND NOT GUILTY
ON ALL CHARGES
Frnm Monday' Da 11 v.
The charges which were preferred
against Joseph A. Reynolds, private
in the United States army at Marfa.
Texas, where he was accused of de
sertion at the trial of court mar
tial he was after an exhaustive
hearing found not guilty and dis
charged from the complaint which
had been lodged against him. He
had taken a verbal furlough grant
ed by the Colonel, while the record
was held against him by some under
officers. By not returning when he
was sick it had appeared that he
was staying away without leave.
When a full hearing was had it was
shown that he was justified In tak
ing his furlough.
TO COME NEXT WEEX
From Monday's Danv.
The events of Commencement
season in the local schools, with the
exception of the Junior-Senior ban
quet, which was held on last Friday
night, will all be crowded into the
closing week of school next week.
Baccalaureate", the class play and
commencement proper will follow
each other in rapid order. At first
t was contemplated to hold the
'lass play during the present week,
but owing to sickness of one of the
members of the cast it has been
eft over for the final week.
Flags at the Journal Offij
DIES AT HIS
BORN IN BOHEMIA IN 1855, CAME
TO PLATTSM0UTH IN 1885,
LEAVES LARGE FAMILY.
IN POOR HEALTH FOR 2 YEARS
Worked In Burlington Shops For
Thirty Years, Funeral Not
From Tuesday's Pally.
Frank Checkel nearly sixty-five
years of age, and having lived in
this city for the past thirty-four
years, died at his home in this city
last evening from leakage of the
heart. Mr. Chechel was born in
Bohemia Dec. 16th, 1855, and lived
there until a young man and was
united in marriage with Miss Jose
phine Hyack, in this city after hav
ing come to Plattsmouth in 1SS5.
Mr. Chechel entered the employ of
the Burlington just after having
made this city his home and con
tinued for some thirty years in
Some two years since his heart
began to give him trouble and he
stopped work there and went to
Ledgerwood, North Dakota, to live,
working on a farm, but there his
health seemed even poorer than at
this place and he returned here in
October last. Last Sunday morning
he had a severe attack and had
grown weaker until yesterday after
noon at Sout three o'clock - his
spirit took its flight. Ten children
were born to this couple, i seven of
whom survive the father, while
three have preceded him to the
other world. The ones to preceed
him being Joseph, Henry and Mart
in. Those who survive him Oeing be
sides the wife. Mrs. Charles Kopp
of Chicago, Frank and John Chechel
of Ledgerwood, North Dakota. Mrs.
Russell Stratton of Omaha, Adolph
and Helen Checkel and Mrs. Frank
Rebal of this city.
The funeral will be arranged
after the arrival of the children who
are not here, being Mrs. Charles
Kopp of Chicago. Messrs. Frank and
John Chechel of Ledgerwood, N. D.,
and Mrs. Russell Stratton of Oma
ha. Notice of the funeral will ap
A CRYING NEED FOR
Day of Truck Hauling is Near at
Hand Already Has Been
From Monday's Dally.
The following article from the
Chamber of Commerce Journal, of
Omaha shows Just how a frmer may'
be benefitted by good roads and a
means of transportation of his stock
to market: 1
"Mr. L. F. Langhorst. of Elmwood.
Neb., has achieved marked success in
country hauling to and from Omaha
and Lincoln and the towns be
tween. wa3 in Omaha on Thursday
and met with Mr. Alexander of the
Firestone Tire company, and several
other gentlemen interested in truck
hauling with a view'to establishing
a loading station for the convenience
of truck operators hauling to and
from pmaha. Mr. Langhorst gave
one illustration of the benefit deriv
ed by stock men through truck haul
ing that is worth mentioning. A
farmer near Elmwood had three head
of cattle and twelve fat hogs ready
for the market and invited the buy
ers to come to his farm to make him
an offer 'on Ihem. He was not satis
fied with the highest price the buy
ers would offer and decided to have
the animals hauled to South Omaha
by truck. It cost him 165.00 to
have the three cattle and the hogs
transported to South Omaha by
truck, but he realied $400.00 more
for his Btock than he could have
gotten from the buyers at the farm.
He was about $335.00 better "off by
having his stock taken o "larket by
HAVE MADE CHANGE IN RUNS
From Tuesday's I-atly.
The passenger train crews which
made this city cn the Burlington
have been recently rearranged, so
that there will Le less time to lay
over during the runs. Train twenty-three
has laii over at Omaha
from the time tf its arrival which
is near 2:40 in the afternoon until
7:20, and which time the train
crews drew pay for, and had noth
ing to do. While the train lays over
the crew is transferred to another
train, which is to leave Omaha, and
thus are allowed to work their
eight hours continuously. The
Fame had been the case of number
fifteen, which passes here early in
the morning. They had ran to Lin
coln and laid over there during the
day. but now they will run to Wy
more, and return in the evening,
thus being employed during most of
the time. How- this will work, a
trial only will tell.
CLOSES ITS YEAR
MISS MAE BARKER CLOSES SEC
OND SUCCESSFUL YEAR
From Tuesday's I'aHr.
Last Friday was the closing of
the second year of Miss Mae Bark
er's teaching of the Fairview school,
which is a number of miles west of
Mynard. The event was celebrated
by a very -interesting program.
There were two graduated from the
eighth grade they being Miss Ber-
nice Horn, who delivered the vale
dictory address while Miss Florence
Terryberry gave the salutatory, both
being excellent productions. The
patrons of the school have been
more than - fletiA-d- with - the good
work of Miss Mae Barker who is
to leave the school, having accepted
a position with the Murray school,
and while they are sorry to lose her
as p. teacher they axe pleased to se
cure her sister Miss Glenna Barker,
who is also an excellent teacher.
IS IT OF INTEREST
From Monday's Dally.
This is a matter to consider,
whether the having of the King of
Trails running through this city or
not is a benefit to the city and the
country along which it traverses.
Iowa and Missouri thinks .it is
worth having or they would not be
after it. The following from the
Chamber of Commerce Journal is
"Information has been received by
the Chamber of Commerce that ef
forts are being made by parties in
Missouri and Iowa to get the route
of the King of Trails shifted from
the west side of the Missouri to the
east side all the way up from K. C.
to Omaha. If this information is well
founded and such, move is really
undertaken, it should and will
meet with strenuous objections on
the part of all the towns and the
farming community as well, from
Omaha eouth on the west side of
RETURN HOME FROM KANSAS.
Fi.im Tup1Vs Dally.
John McNurlin, who went down
to Horton, Kansas, a few days ago
for a visit with his sister, Mr. and
Mrs. Miles Standish. returned home
last Saturday evening, accompanied
by Mrs. Standish. and his mother,
Mrs:- Nancy McNurlin. who has
been at the Standish home for the
past winter. Mrs. Standish return
ed to her home in Horton Sunday
morning, and Mrs. McNurlin will
remain at the home of her son,
John and family, in this city for
some time. We are pleased to learn
from Mr. McNurlin that our old
friend 'Miles Standish is doing fine
in his Kansas home, enjoying the
best of health, and is in every way
PURCHASE NEW RESIDENCE.
From Tuepdav' Dally.
George Gobelman and wife have
just purchased a new home, locat
ed in the edge of South Park from
Mrs. Jack Pfeiffer and will make
an ideal home for themselves. The
place occupies a -sightly location,
where the river and Iowa can be
seen, although it is not situated"
anywhere near the river.
PLAN BIG WEL
COME HOME TO
OMAHA CITIZENS TO GREET
"FIGHTING FARMERS" WHEN
THEY ARRIVE HOME.
GEN. WOOD TO BE PRESENT
Committee of One Hundred Met Last
Night And Paved the Way For
Omaha's "Greatest Day."
From Tutfday'fs Daily.
Maj. den. Leonard Wood, who
passed through Omaha last night
on his way to Chicago after deliv
ering the address to the University
of Nebraska graduates at Lincoln
yesterday, announced that he would
return to this city to take part in
the reception to the Nebraska
He inspected the canteen at the
Union station and expressed him
self a3 greatly impressed with it.
The "Fighting Farmers," Nebras
ka contingents of the S9th division,
the 355th infantry and 341st ma
chine gun battalion, will find Oma
ha, on their arrival in the city Fri
day, prepared to greet them with as
much vigor as they attacked the
Germans at St. Mihiel and the Ar
gonne, though it will not be that
kind of a greeting.
Executive members of Mayor
Smith's "Welcoming Committee of
One Hundred" met la.st night at
the Chamber of Commerce and pav
ed the way for Omaiia's "greatest
The principal features of the pro
gram will be: Official welcome ai
railway station, the parade, grand
review by the governor and his
staff, informal reception and feed by
Red Cross and relatives, balloon and
Eight subcommittees as follows
were appointed by the mayor to
take care of detail arrangements:
Parade Wachob, chairman; Tuc
kej aud Brogan; information: Bro
gan. chairman; Black, Wachob;
canteen: Fodrea, chairman; Brown,
Tagg; reviewing stand: Smith,
chairman; Black; decorations:
Brown, chairman; Black, Tagg; mu
sic: Lovell, chairman; Caldwell,
Slabaugh; publicity : Manley, chair
man; Brown; finance: Folda.
Noise and Big Feed.
"Lots of noise, a good feed and a
rousing welcome, with the grand
review by Governor McKelvie were
among the points emphasized. The
mayor particularly requested that
the city make "plenty of noise" and
that "Old Glory" be seen and salut
"Don't worry about that, mayor,"
Randall K. Brown, chairman of the
war service committee said. "Omaha
generally knows how to greet her
A telegram was sent last night to
Governor McKelvie at the Hotel
McAllister, New York. by Chair
man Brogan of the information com
mittee, asking positive identity of
the various "organizations of the
homecoming units that their places
in the line of march may be as
signed in advance. Companies of
the incoming troops will be assigned
to a block each below Seventeenth
street, on Howard and Jackson, for
an informal reception and "feed" by
the Red Cross and relatives.
At'least one member of the infor
mation committee will go to Chi
cago, arriving there Wednesday
night, to meet and confer with com
manders of the troops en route, to
ascertain this information and relay
it on ahead of the troops. The
blocks assigned to each company
will be marked with placards and
the places published In the papers
as soon as assigned. It is probable
that a large delegation of Omaha's
self-appointed will accompany the
EGGS FOR HATCHING.
Single combed Buff Crphlngton
eggs for hatching. One dollar per
setting of fifteen eggs, or five dollars
per hundred. See or call Sam Good
man. Mynard, Nebr. 19-tf
DIED NEAR GREEN
From Tuesday's Dally.
Word was received here of the
death at his home near Greenwood,
this CBunty, of Ross Nichols, whose
wife is a doughter of Lee Young,
who works with Die Burlington
here, and of w hose severe illness
mention was made. In thi3 paper a
few days since, he having a severe
case of pneumonia.
ARRIVED IN AMERICA AGAIN.
Fron Tufrt!ty'f Dail.
C. L. Pitman who has been over
seas for more than a year and. is an
expert on airplanes and their manu
facture, as well as an excellent car
penter, at which latter he has been
working lately in the building of
cantonments and barracks for the
French civilians, arrived last Fri
day at Newport News, Va., and a
letter was received by Mrs. Pitman
last evening telling of his landing.
VISITED IN PLATTS
Lived Here When a Eoy Comes to
Look After Father's Grave
En Route from France.
Fiom Mmday's Daiiy.
Norman Richie, who is just back
from France, arriving In this coun
try May 20th and being discharged
from service on the 23rd. arrived in
Plattsmouth today, coming to see
about the grave of his father, James
Richie," who was buried here about
22 years ago, being foreman of the
Burlington round house at the time
of the family's residence here and
of the father's death. Norman was
four years of age when they remov
ed from this place to make their
home in Sheridan, Wyoming.
After having been mustered out
of the service, Norman came this
way to visit his father's last resting
place, and see that it was in order.
He departed on the early afternoon
train for Omaha, from where he will
;eave for his home in the west, sur
prising his roiks, who tninK mm
;till in France.
RECEIVED A NEW
MOTOR FOR FACTORY
From Monday's Dally.
This afternoon Mr. L. C. Sharp of
the L. C. Sharp Manufacturing Com
pany received a new 30 h. p. elec
tric direct circuit motor for in
stallation in the new alfalfa mill.
which is now having the grading
done for its site. This engine the
like of which there will be four,
will be used in the plant during the
time that the alfalfa mill is in
building. This will require a lot of
current from the electric company
to operate the engine with its Joad.
M. TTMMES STILL VERY SICK.
Mr. M. Timmes who has been sick
at his home for several days and at
times whose recovery has been ser
iously in doubt is reported as still
very sick at his home in the south
portion of the city.
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Hffi GOVERNMENT "r&tH
" SUPERVISION P
The Right Way to Handle Money!
Everyone who has an income ought to have a checking ac
count and pay his or her bills by check.
That this method of spending money is the most prudent and
economical one there is, is proved by the fact that 90 per cent of
the country's business is handled in this manner.
' A checking account is no luxury. It costs nothing. Pass books,
check books and other supplies are furnished free.
Avail yourself of this great convenience by opening an ac
count here Today.
First National Bank,
"The Bank where You Feel at Home"
FORMER PLATTSMOUTH BOY
MARRIED IN OMAHA YES
MISS M'CONNELL THE BRIDE
Couple Will Make Their Home At
Los Angeles. Mr, White Just
Back From Armv.
From "Wednesday's Dally.
Dr. and Mrs. T. P. Livingston and
their son "Bobbie" were visitors in
Omaha yesterday where they were
in attendance at the wedding of
their nephew, Mr. Vallery White,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. White
of that city. Mr. Vallery White
will be remembered as having lived
here for a number of years while
a boy. He was for nearly a year
and half in the service, and had but
recently returned from overseas. He
had been living at Los Angeles prior
to his enlisting in the service, and
will make that his home again, he
and bride departing for there after
the ceremony. The following is
what the World-Herald had to fay
regarding the wedding:
"The home of Mr. and Mrs. F. R.
McConnell was the scene this morn
ing of a very attractive home wed
ding, when their daughter. Miss
Gretchen McConnell. was married
8:30 o'clock to Vallery White, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Francis White, of
this city. 'm
Dean Tancock performed the
ceremony at which there were pres
ent the relatives of both families
and a few intimate friends.
The bride wore her traveling suit
of blue, with small hat to match,
and a corsage of bouquet of sweet
peas and orchids. Therewc re no
Following the ceremony a wed
ding breakfast was served, fur
which covers were placed for forty
guests. The decorations were in
roses and lilies of the valley, bridal
wreath and snowballs being used In
Mr. and Mrs. White left immed
iately after breakfast for Los
Angeles, where tfcey will make their
future home and where Mr. White
was engaged in business before he
entered the army sixteen months
ago. He was recently discharged a
captain in the reserve corps.
Among the guests at the wedding
were several of the groom's rela
tives of Plattsmouth, and the bride'
brother, Frederick McConnell, who
returned Sunday from overseas."
FOR SALE 2 HERF0RD BULLS
I have for sale, two roung high
ored registered Herford bulls, four
teen and fifteen months of age re
spectively. Inquire of Fred T.
Ramge. Phones 102 and 532,
Plattsmouth. Neb. 6-tfw
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