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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 1919.
MET WITH A
W KLN. WITHOUT WARRING. THE
EARTH SWALLOWED V. B.
EUTTON LAST EVE.
CARPENTER DROPS 40 FEET1
Into Covered Well at Hocie of Albert
Queen Crois Piece Stops His
From WpilnFdn v's T'aily.
V. II. button r.mK Albert Queen,
carpenters employed by the contract
ing firm of Peters & Parker, an.!
who had been working at the ().-;ear
Gapen home f-r Sv.uiv time, so far
concluded their work yesterday as
to do away with the use fur certain
tools, which they decided to br:r:-;
home with them last night.
V'i-d.i"g to find a place to keep
the tools dry, they were in the act
of slipping them under the porch ai
the hon.e of Mr. Queen, when Mr.
button, who h..d just placed his bo
under the port h and was waiting to
rffive Mr. Queen's hox and sliue it
: iungside of his own. was suddenly
: wallowed up by the enrlli givir.;:
way and precipitating him into an t
;ld cuveri '1 well. sixty-five feet in
depth. Mr. Queen, who had turned
around to pick up his tool box was
surprised beyond expression to find
bis companion had disappeared and
the Found of his fall, plainly audi
ble above ground, made him under
stand the situation, although him-
:lf unaware cf the cxistem-e of the
well. As tho dirt began giving way!
underneath Mr. button's feet, and I
r ... .... . . re . n A ...1
his arms in a ai:i effort to catch
himself, making a like efl'ort with
his feet, only to wear the flesh from
his hands and arms as his downward
momentum increased. His eftor's
faiTed to arrest the progress of his
fall and he fairly flew thru space.
When down some forty to fifty .feet.
Mr. button struck a cross piece in
the well that served to stop his de
scent, but which bruised him ver-'
badly. Hi.s hip was lacerated and
bruised, as well as various cuts over
the body and head. There was a
severe gash on the back of his head
and another on his face, while his
chest was badly cut and bruised.
In spite of the seriouress of his
irjurfts and the shock of the unex
pected fail. Mr. button retainel
cons(:ic.u.-ness and was able to answer
the calls of Mr. Queen from above.
The hstter hastened to pet a rone,
and with the apsis'.ance of F. W. E!
liott, a neighbor, and cithers. Mr.
button was drawn back to dayliirht.
He was immediately taken to his
home just across the street, and Dr.
Flynn was called to dress the
wounds. He suffered greatly and
was b::dly .shaken up from the in
juries and the shock of such sudden
and unexpected precipitation toward
the center cf gravity.
It was a inoit peculiar accident
and it l" lucky indeed that Mr. but
ton e cap-'d with his life. As it is.
it will be a ood while before he will
be abb- to resume his work.
. WENT OPERATION
From -Wednesday's Pally.
Last evening A. C. Rawls brother
of C. A. Kawls of this city, arrived
from Des Moines where he has
been for somo time on account of
an operation which his daughter
Miss Gretchen underwent seme time
tince for relief frcm appendicitis,
and is now recovering at the Iowa
Congregational hospital. Mr. Kawls
will visit here for a short time aii
t then depart for his home which i
at Holhn ville, Kausas. and, where
he has been engaged in teaching
rchool for some time past. His
daughter's condition at the time of
his leaving for this place yesterday
was very cncotiraging.
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BAUER DIES AT
, WAS FORMER
SCORE YEARS AND TEN.
BEEN SICK FOR SOME. TIMEILOCAL CHAPTER ASKED TO AID;
Funeral Will Occur Frcm Daugh
ter's Home In This City,
Burial At Oak Hill.
From Monday's Iaiiy.
Lawrence llauer w ho lost his wife
in th!s city some four years since,
parsed away last evening at the St.
Joseph hospital at Omaha, sur
rounded by a number v of the
children. Mr. Uauer who was just
past OS years of age was born in
Auria and has been in this coun
try fur many years and for a num
ber of years lived in this city, con
ducting; a truck farm in the south
west portion of the city. Four
years aco this summer lie lost his
wife, after undergoing an opera
tion at the home of her daughter
Mrs. Timothy V.'oo:ter and after
that he has been making his home
away from here, living near Nor
folk. He was taken to the. Paint
Joseph hospital for treatment about
three days since and passed away
last evening. The funeral will cv,
cur from the home of the daughter
Mrs. Timothy Wooster, just south
west of the city on Wednesday aft
crnc.cn at !!:00 o'clock. The ir.ter
r'nt will be at'bak Hill cemetery.
He leaves to survive him. one broth
er John I'.auer living Just across
the river in Iowa and six sons and
four daughters, they being Mrs.
Timothy Wcoster of this city. Mrs.
Josephine Senear. Clearwater. Xeb..
Mrs. Frances Rupsie. Battle Creek.
Mrs. Kate Yraspir of Veriiigre. An
tone Bauer cf this city, Thomas of
Bristow. Joseph of Spencer and
James, John and Frank Bauer oT
STRIKES ARE IN THE AIR
FY"m Monday's Iallv.
The rtril.e spirit seems to he in
the air. In Omaha at the present
time the boilermakers are out on a
rtrike and it is rumored may be join
ed in a sympathetic walkout by oth
er of the metal trades. Also it is
declared the printers and linotypers
of the metropolis are not satisfir-d
with the new scale allowed them by
the arbitration board, of $."G and
$33 per week for night and day
work respectively, and may call a
strike in the near future. Their de
mands as submitted to the board in
cluded $4 8 for night work and
for dav work.
BREAKS ARM SATURDAY NIGHT
Froin Monday's Daily.
While exercising on a turning
pole or horizontal bar at the home
of John C. Brittain, Glen ' Kenner
slipped and in falling ca-ight his
right arm under his body causing
a compound fracture cf the member,
which required the services of a
surgeon to reduce. The arm was
broken at the same point just re
cently. The injured member is giv
ing considerable pain hut is get
ting along as well as could be ex
pected. COMTLETES CONTRACT
Frem Monday' I'atty.
Last Friday Charles E. Ilitt who
has been building a dairy station at
Cullom for J. I. Falter and son,
completed the contract which is an
up-to-date institution in every re
spect. The barns which have been
built having concrete floors and
stanchions for every animal, a place
for the care of the milk and cream,
as well as feed, and a beautiful cot
tage in which the manager of the
place is living.
For dyspepsia, our national ail
ment, use Burdock Blood Bitters.
Recommended for strengthening di
gestion, purifying the blood. At all
drug stores, $1.23 a bottle.
LUE TO DIRE NEED OF CLOTH
ING IN WAR-STRICKEN
PARTS OF EUROPE
In Case Call is Issued and Nebraska
Assigned Q'inta Letter to I.iiss
From Wednesday's lally.
Miss Bernice Newell, secretary of
the local Red Cross chapter is in re
ceipt of the following letter from
the state Red Cross organization
headquarters at Omaha. which is
self-explanatory. Its publication at
this time will give the members oX
iho 1'lattsmouth chapter information
concerning possible future de:t:ai.i
that may be expected and serve to
hold them in readiness for the time
when the call may come to furnish
garments for relief work in the war
vtricken areas of Europe.
Omaha, June r., 1J15.
bear Miss Newell:
As you know upon advice from
Central Division headquarters. w-
are closing the Nebraska Red Cross
Inspection-warehouse June l.'th.
The warehouse has always stood
at the fop in Central division for
good w orkmans-iiip and quantity a
well as quality of supplies. This has
only been made possible by your ef
ficient help itud .hearty co-pcratiou.
Central division has asked me to
again assx-.me the dirtier of State
censor, this fall, if Red Cross need
our support. Am I right in assum
ing That if the call comes to con
tinue refugee garments and Nebras
ka is given her quota, we can de
pend upon your wonderful co-operation
and hearty support grs we have
in the part?
I wish you would extend my per
sonal thanks to all Red Cross help
ers for their share in putting Ne
braska's work over the top.
HOLD PICNIC AT
HIGH SCHOOL GYM
From Monday's Pnily.
Those who went as far as Oreap
olis for the scheduled picnic at La
Platte returned and the picnic was
organized at the High school gym
nasium, where the scholars met and
while the weather might look
omnious on the outside there could
be a merry time within the spacious
play room of the high school. The
dinner can Le served and indoor
games be enjoyed. but of cousre the
fish and the gathering of the wild
flowers and seeing the snakes and
making the frogs jump into the
water will have to be passed up.
and some will probably be saved
from chiggers and sunburn. Any
way they are having the picnic and
a very good time.
MONT ROBB IN TOWN TODAY.
From Monday's Daily. -
Mont Robb of Union, came up
this morning for a few hours visit
with old friends in the county seat,
and Mont has many of them here
who are always glad to see him. In
making: the rounds he dropped in
upon the Journal force for a brief
chat, and in conversation with him
we learn that Mrs. Robb and daugh
ter. Miss Gussie will soon depart for
Billings, Montana, for a three
months visit with their son and
daughter, Fleming Robb and fam
ily. By keeping bachelor hall and
visiting with his numerous friends
over the state Mont will spend the
next three months in loneliness.
Any skin itching is a temper 'test
er. The more you scratch the worse
it itches. Doan's Ointment is for
piles, eczema any skin itching. 60c
at all drug stores.
Newspaper advertising Is declared
the most valuable consistent with
its cost. Give it a trial.
GAME OF BALL
PLATTSMOUTH BOYS BID WELL,
EUT LOSE TO VISITORS BY
' PURE MISFORTUNE.
GAME ENDS THREE TO NOTHING
Without a Single "Earned" Run
Stimpson Struck Out Thirteen,
and Hay Tza Seven..
From Monday's Pailv.
The game with the "Marphy-Did-lts"
yesterday wan one that was hot
ly contested a-nd one in which sum
extra good pljyiug was done on bot'.t
sides. The visiting aggregation
amateur champions of Omaha were
good players s.nd gentlemen, earning
their victory by e.M.d playing while
in the field and by pure luck when
In the first inning Sampson fan
ned the first two mt-:i up while the
third fouled out. no one seeing fir.-
'nas;. With us Christie got his first
hit. but died on l';rst base, as Beal
had been caught between 'first "and
second. and Rockwell and Herol.l
went out on two high fiieo.
In the second inning. Williams,
catcher for the Murphy'? was walk
ed, but was -caught trying for third;
Lawlet saw third and Vandever sec
ond, when Stimpson fanned Krug
and Mucuro. In our half O'bonnell
went out on a fly, Grassman was
struck out. and ,v foul caught Mc
Carthy. In the third inning by an accident
May and bysert were permitted to
score, and in the fifth a ball strik
ing home plate and bounding over
the grandstand gave thtm another
run, there being no earned runs in
the entire game.
Stinipson had three hits on him.
Payne, Lawler and Hay, while Hav
had nine on him. two by Beal. two
by Christie, one by Rockwell, one bv
Herold, one by Grassman, one by
N'eitzel and one by Stimpson. Thru
out the entire game the batting of
the 1'latlsmouth team was the high
est, -while the pitching of Stinipson
excelled that of Hay. and but for
unfortunate breaks while the visitors
were at bat the ninth inning would
have probably seen the score 0 to 0.
as the runs which the visitors re
"eived were the result of pure goo 1
fortune on their part and they were
the happy recipients of the game".
Only a moderate sized crowd was
present to eujoy the game, many of
whom felt at the outset that our
boys were up against a hard propo
sition, which was a fact. But con
sidering.that we were pbiying the
amateur champions of all Omaha,
the game came out as good as could
be reasonably expected, with tho
score as follows:
Murphys 0 " 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .1
Red Sox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. E. BAR WICK IN VERY
Frot.- Tuesday's baily.
J. E. Barwick who lias made his
home at the Nebraska Masonic
home in this city for some time was
taken very seriously ill yesterday
morning, suffering considerably dur
ing the day, with some stomach or
bowel trouble which was difficult to
determine and was taken to the Ira
rcanuel hospital at Omaha, via auto
last evening and at a late hour un
derwent an operation. His condi
tion is one of much gravity and the
attending physicians do not offer
much hope of his recovery.
Word from the bedside of the un
fortunate, man this morning was to
the effect that but little hope of his
recovery was entertained.
A Ford Touring car. In good run
ning order. Priced to sell by An
drew Stohlman, Louisville, Nebr.
For Sale: Two 5-passengcr Ford
cars in A-l condition. Price $325
each. Ten new tires $ll..r.O up. Box
408, Phone 64.1. . d&w
ORGANIZE K. C.
LODGE OF BIG
JUAN DE PADILLA
COUNCIL NO. 19GG. KNIGHTS
OF COLUMEUS INSTITUTED.
FOLLOWED BY GRAND BANQUET
At Coctes Hall Where Many Notable
Speakers Made Excel
f rom Monday's Oa.lt y.
Yesterday at the A. O. U. W. hall
w:s instituted the council of the
Knights of Columbus named in hon
or cf Father Juan- de Padilla, at
which there were, more than half a
hundred became members in this
city. The ceremonies which mark
ed their initiation was began at an
early mass held at the St. John's
Catholic church in the morning at
0:1.", after which the work of ex
emplifying the work to the new
members was proceeded with and
requiring the remainder of the day.
until in the evening, which was fol
lowed by a banquet, at the Coates
The program being initiated by
an invocation by the lit. Rev. ("has.
J. O'Reilly b. I). Father M. A.
Shine of this city acting as toast
master, the address of welcome be
ing delivered uy Mayor m. a.
This was followed by a special se
lection by the Omaha K. of C. quar
tet. - Judge Corcoran of Omaha then,
fpoke at some length on Nebraska
Knights of Columbus. In this ad
dress Judge Corcoran gave the work
ing of the state order and what
they were doing, which was very
comprehensive in their scope.
Mrs. Howard Ralya then favor
ed the assemblage with a vocal solo,
which was received with every mark
of appreciation and was enjoyed by
The United States Knights of
Columbus was then spoken of by
Hon. Arthur Mullen. past state
deputy, who told of the aims and
accomplishments of this order in its
wcrk, as well as other work
for the gocd of the country.
A piano solo by Mrs. Walter
Freeman was then enjoyed and was
responded to' by rounds, of applause.
The diocese of Lincoln and the
Knights of Columbus was the theme
of the Rt. Rev. Chas. J. O'Reilly,
who is Bishop of the biocese of
Lincoln. The program being com
pleted by the singing by the aud
ience the "Star Spangled Banner."
The banquet which was sump
tuous to say the least was served by
the Catholic ladies of Plattsmouth,
and by it they proved beyond a pre
adventure of doubt that they were
past mistresses of the culinary art.
The music was furnished by the
Eagles Orchestra and directed by
Frank Janda Jr.
The following were the members
of the clafs which were instructed
in the mysteries of the order, and
received into full membership:
Members of the Class
Leo Bintner, John Bergman, Jr.
E. N. Bintner, John Cloidt, Carl J.
broege, Robert Egan, Frank Fisch
er, Edward Gradoville, Cornelius
Gillespie, John Hadraba, Joseph
Hadraba. .Joseph M. Hiber, Jr.,
Charles W. Hula, Frank Hiber, Mich
ael Hausladen, John Jirousek. Chas.
C. Janda, Albert Janda, Timothy
Kahoutek. Wm. Krisky, Wm. J. Kel
ley, L. W. Lorenz, Emil Lorenz.
Frank Lorenz, Joseph F. Libershal.
James Lepert, Philip G. Lepert, John
M. Meisinger, Henry J. Moisinger,
James Novacek, Anthony Nesladek.
John Polacek, Jack Parmele, Joseph
Racek. Michael Rabb, Chas, Staska,
John Schulhof, Jr., John Schulhof,
Sr., Thomas J. Skoda, Vincent Slat
insky, Harry Schuldice, John Swo
boda. A. B. Smith, Louis Stava, Theo.
Scarborough, Bernard Thomaszewski,
John Thomaszewski, Joseph J. Woos
ter, John F. Weber, Jr., Thomas
Walling, Jr., Robert Walling, James
Warga, Charles Warga, Leonard
Walling, Thomas Walling, Sr.
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MOUTH HOLD A
HOW WOULD A ROUSING OLD
CELEERATION OF NATION'S
NATAL DAY SEEM TO US.
WELCOME THE SOLDIERS HOME
This City And County Should Do
Something Towards Showing
From "Wednesday's Oally.
Yes, the 4th of July is not far
away, just time enough, if rightly
used, to organize one of the best
celebrations that could be held any
We have-the space, we have the
money to spare, we have the en
thusiasm, we have the loyalty and
the patriotic spirit. We owe a
proper celebration of the event to
the rising generation, as well as an
opportunity for all to express them
selves as Americans. We also owe
to the boys returning and their
families, a recognition ofthe sacri
fices which they have made for us
and for all the world. Can wc do
less than show our gratitude, in
making a welcome, which will show
those boys what we think of their
noble sacrifice. But neighbor Glen
wcod, only nine miles from here did
themselves proud in the warm wel
come which they gave to their re
turning boys. True, eight of our
boys went to the service from that
place, and they have proven them
selves true patriots, two of them
now sleeping in France, the Dthers
have all returned, some wounded
and some sound, but one, Ralph C.
Lair, who is still in Germany, and
will probably not be back for some
time. Not alone those boys paid in
full with their lives their devotion
to right, there are a score from this
county besides. And the hundreds
which have returned and many still
to return. Now lest we forget, -we
had better get about the matter of
recognizing the patriotism and
noble sacrifice, which they have
made, while we only had to buy a
few bonds and kicked at that. Let
us not be little about this matter
but get after it.
CLAIMS A MENACE TO WHEAT.
From Tuesday's Laily.
Louis" Leiner brought us a blue
flower which he tells of growing in
abundance in this neighborhood and
which he claims is a detriment to
the wheat crop, and that in Europe
they are legislated against. Just
what the plant is we could not find
out, though it resembled the Larks
pur to some extent, and has a very
CCl 1 ""' 'unper IhjA fin
JhEjffi- yZ GOVERNMENT -X, Jg
- A recent survey of ioo North Dakota towns shows that near
ly one-third of the business of these towns goes past the doors of
local merchants to the big eastern mail-order houses.
This loss of business has forced many merchants to move
away. If this volume of out-of-town trade increases other mer
chants will have to follow them.
With local stores gone money will cease to circulate freely
and the towns will begin to rot. And then the mail-order traders
will pay the price.
With this social center gone, the- will find it increasingly dif
ficult to keep help. Their sons and daughters will cast their eyes
cityward. The value of their property will slump, etc., etc.
Is there a lesson in this for us?
First relational Bank,
"The Bonk where You Feel at Home"
IS HOME FROM
THE WAR ZONE
RETURNED YESTERDAY FROM
A LONG TIME SPENT IN
DISCHARGED ST CAMP DODGE
And Made Straight Tracks for the
Old Town Sailed from Brest
May 18th Landed 27lh
From Wednesday's Y)ally.
John Miller, who went from here
into the service nearly two year
ago, and who within six w. i ts af
ter his departure was on hi.- way
to France, and in less than eirht
weeks after leaving Camp J'unstoii,
was fighting in the trenches, arrie l
home late yesterday after having
been discharged at Camp Ho.'.?.' tl."
Mr. Miller wears decoration- for
service on three great battle front...
having seen service in an equal
number of the big battles of th
late world war. He was pretty much
over ttie uattle-torn regions nt
France, in Luxuniburg and after the
signing of the armistice saw much of
Germany as well. He-travc'.-d up
and down the Rhine river jiiid saw
lots of peculiar and interesting
John says that for a time war may
have some attraction, but he
sewi all of army life he caies
and Is sure glad to get back to
America, the grandest an.J best plutc
in the world, and to Plat tsnout h
a town that possesses more attrac
tion to him than all the cities of th-?
European countries. He says that
he had a good time all the while he
was away,, but has had a plenty. At
the present time the government Is
offering stjme pretty liberal induce
ments for discharged soldiers to re
enlist, but as enlistments arv for
a three year period, with oversea;
service promised, he .found it i.u
temptation to re-enlist.
Mr. Miller will make his homo in
Plattsmouth for the present, rest in x
up a bit before he seeks employ
ment. LITTLE DAUGHTER ARRIVES-
From Tuesday'p Pally.
At the home of Lieut, and Mrs.
Harding at Camp Fu nst on. the
stork made that couple happy by
presenting to them one of the sweet
est little blue eyed baby girls imag
inable. All parties concerned are
doing nicely, and Grandpa George
E. Dover. (Oh. no. not the first
time) is smiling a little more pleas
antly if such could be the case.
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