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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 2G, 1919.
GIVES LIFE IN
OF HIS DUTY
EDGAR JOHNSON, WELL KNOWN
LOCOMOTIVE . ENGINEER,
ON TRAIN NO. SIX.
SAFETY-FIRST WEEK FATALITY
Leaned from Gangway When Thot
Engine Running Hot Caught
by Mail Pouch Crane.
From 'iiiosilay's Daily.
A peculiar ratal accident occur
red this morning about 6 o'clock,
at Waverly, when Edgar Johnson,
one of the oldest and best engineer
on the Burlington system and a
son of Mrs. J. W. Johnson, of this
city, lost his life by being knock
ed from his swiftly moving train
when his body came in contact with
a mail pouch crane set to deliver a
mail bag to the mail car of this
Mr. Johnson, who lives in Lin
coln and runs on numbers six a:id
three between there and Creston.
passing through Plattsmouth every
other morning east bound at 7:42.
va.3 on dutv as usual this morning.
and when coming into Waverly, h-;
thought his engine was running hot.
Accordingly he left his seat on the
right hand side of the cab and go
ing around to the fireman's side he
'nepped into the gangway and hung
nt alongside the tender to get . a
cr.L..'i i..v t t-., .l-itrnra it rrst"m, merry
while he was scrutinizing the work
ing parts to allay or confirm his sus
picions that he was caught by the
crane alongside the track, and from
which was suspended a pouch. The
train was running some 45 or 50
miles an hour. Just how the acci
dent occurred will never be known,
other than that he was thrown to
the ground and his train continued
on its way. It was not until the
train neared Greenwood that the
fireman too notice he did not reap
pear and the train was stopped an 1
backed up to the scene oT the acci
dent. Mr. Johnson, was picked up.
but found to be so badly injured he
was unconscious. He was taken to
Lincoln with the intention of rush
ing him to the hospital but by the
time of arrival there, about 7:30. he
passed away. This 'was but a fe-.v
minutes before his accustomed time
of reaching here.
This i3 Safety First week with tho
Burlington, but even that cohldn't
prevent the fatality of this morning.
Had he stopped his train to learn if
his engine was or was not running
hot. it would have thrown him late
and then a report a mile long would
have been necessary to account for
the delay. So, his desire to bring the
train in on time and at the same
time determine whether or not hi?
engine was running hot caused him
to take a chance common among
railroad man, with the result that
he paid by giving up his life.
Mr. Johnson has. been with the
P.urlington for more than twenty
live years, and leaves a wife and
four children, a mother, three broth
ers and one sister.
CUTS KI3 WRIST VERY BADLY.
From Monday's Dully.
Yesterday while assisting' his
children in making some play pro
pellers James Yellick had the mis
fortune to get a gash on his left
wrist w hich severed a smalf artery
and which Died profusely and was
difficult to control for some time.
He finally succeeded in stopping the
flow of blood, and will be kept from
his work for some time.
ANOTHER SHUT-OUT .GAME
From Monday's Dally.
The'Murphy-Did-Its are preluding
their eastern ball playing trip with
the playing of some excellent gamex
"Butch" Hay, who has pitched nu
merous games for Plattsmouth and
who faced the local team as the op-ity. Work congenial with good pay
posing pitcher when the Did-Its' anj no trouble to make $10.00 per
ed another shutout game at Green
wood Sunday. This is Hay's . flftn
or 9ixth straight shutout game and
if he is able to Jiold up nearly so
well while on the eastern trip the
Did-Its should come home with new
victories to their credit. Hay re
cently accepted an offer to play ama
teur league bail in South Dakota
huf has been prevailed upon to re
main in Omaha and accompany the
Murphys cast. The team will leav
Saturday of this week and play the
amateur champions of several large
eastern cities, being themselves the
amateur champions of Omaha.
WERE CATCHING FISH
AND WADING THE CREEK
From Tuesday's Dally.
Last Sunday the postoffice force.
or as much of it as could ride in one
car with the side boards on. Mile;?
M. Allen, wife and children. Antone
Hasen, Mrs. V. H. Pickard and
Misses Bessie Shea and Gerda Peter
sen took the day for a little outing
and went to the four mile creek,
where they waded in the brook.
screamed when they saw a snake.
were bitten by crawdads, and mos
quitoes, sun burned a little and had
general good time. We do not
blame them either.
Litle Emily Johanna Lorenz Cele
brates Her Fifth Birthday
From Tuesday's Daily.
Yesterday being the fifth birthday
of little Emily Johanna Lorenz, the
little daughter of E. A. Lorenz and
wife, many little friends ap
proprrattly celebrated the event
by a party at her home where they
in the afternoon,-and
which was spent with appropriate
games and a delightful luncheon,
which was served. Many useful and
appropriate presents were given the
little lady and the best' wishes ex
tended for her happiness and pros
perity in the years to come. Those
present and to enjoy the occasion
were Miss Emily Johanna Lorenz.
Misses Margaret Shallenbarger,
Alice Crabill, Elizabeth Hatt. Mar
garet Prohaska, Marian Rosencrans,
Nadine Cloidt. Catherine Snyder,
Verona Rose Propst, Vestetta Rob
ertson, Alice Lorenz and Masters
Wilber Dutton. Joseph Padinos, Car
roll Shallenbarger, Robert Living
ston. Edward Lorenz. Ladies pres
ent. Mesdames II. A. Schneider, B.
A. Rosencrans. A. W. Cloidt. Caro
line Propst. Mrs. Padinois of Oma
ha and Miss Rose Prohaska.
SHORT STOP STOPPED SHORT-
From Monday's Dally.
Iliilard Crassnian who is the effi
cient short stop of the Red Sox, was
among the missing yesterday when
the game was called and no doubt
many did not get the pleasure out
cf the game which was their custom,
but that will have to go 'for this
time, as there was a call for the
worthy short stop elsewhere. A
message was received from his
storkship, that he would call upon
Mr. Grassman and wife with a
very precious gift and it proved the
daintiest of a little blue-eyed baby
girl and who would go play ball un
der the circumstances? The little
miss and her parents are all getting
DR. E. W. COOK AT HOME AGAIN.
From Monday's Daily.
Dr. K. W. Cook who has been in
Chicago at the Presbyterian hos
pital for some time irso far improv
ed that he is enabled to return to
his home at Rock Island, III. The
doctor is still very weak, and reduc
ed in flesh from his continued spell
of sickness, but is on-the road to re
covery. The intense heat which
they are experiencing at his town,
makes the recovery rather slower
than it would (be expected to be oth
erwise. It Is hoped that he may be
able to be about again in a short
Party with car or horse and
buggy to work in west end of coun-
Mynard. Nebr. 16-2wksw!
DING AT OMAHA
PLATTSMOUTH AND IOWA PEO
PLE ARE UNITED IN HOLY
WEDLOCK THERE AT
HIGH NQGN OH JUNE 23R0
Major I. Hall, and Miss Blanche
Sayles, Miss Elizabeth Hall
and Fred Mendenhall.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Major Hall, jr. came to Platts
mouth bright and early Monday
morning and on his . return home
was accompanied by Miss Blanche
Sayles who had agreed that it was
a fine morning for an automobile
At Mr. M. A. .Hall's farm home
near Pacific Junction. Iowa, this
couple were joined by Mr. Fred
Mendenhall and Miss Elizabeth Hall
and the party of young people mot
ored to Omaha, where a double
wedding took place at high noon, on
June 23rd, 1919. which united the
respective couples in the holy Ixmds
Major I. Hall is the only son of
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Hall who are
well known to people of Cass county.
Nebr., especially in the vicinity of
Plattsmouth. the family but a few
years ago having moved to Iowa
where the senior and junior Messrs.
Hall are extensively engaged in
The ycung'man is a graduate of
the Plattsmouth High School and
his education and practical know
ledge of farming fully equips him
for a successful and substantial ca
reer in his chosen work.
Miss Blanche is the eldest daugh
ter of County Clerk Geo. l. Sayles
and wife of this city and a young
lady well known and admired by a
large circle of friends for personality
She is a graduate cf the Platts
mouth High School and has been en
gaged in teaching in the public
schools of Cass County, Nebr., for
the past three years.
Mr. Fred Mendenhall is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Mendenhall of
Pacific Junction, Iowa, and is the
owner and proprietor of a grocery
and meat market in that thriving
village, conducting the business I
with system, modern methods and
equipment and will doubtless meet i
with the success which is deserved !
by his energy and foresight.
Fred is a graduate engineer and
was for several years engaged in
work as a bridge contractor, but
the H. C. of L. attracted his atten
tion to the business of buying and
selling and he could not resist get
ting into the game.
Miss Elizabeth Hall is the only
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Hall
and her ..accomplishments and
friendly disposition have endeared
her to a large number . of Cass
county people as well as many re
cent friends in her later home near
Pacific Junction. Iowa.
Miss Elizabeth Is also a graduate
of the Plattsmouth High School and
this spring closed her third term of
successful teaching in the public
schools of Cass county, Nebraska.
and Mills county, Iowa.
The two young married couples
will motor to northern Iowa, where
the honeymoon will be enjoyed at
Lake Okoboji, Iowa's cool and very
pleasant summer resort.
The newlyweds will be at home
to their friends upon their return
at Pacific Junction, Iowa, where the
bridegrooms have cottages prepared
and ready for the homecoming.
The Journal in common with their
many friends here and in Towa.
where they will reside extend to
them best wishes for a prosperous
and happy , Journey through life,
and may they experience their
greatest dream of happiness. And
may all who shall know them be
blesj-ed with the association.
DEPARTED FOR LINCOLN TODAY
From Tuesday's Daily.
F. H. Johnson who had heard of
the death of his brcther ' Edgar
this morning, while on his farm
n;ir Weeping Water, hastened to
this city to extend comfort and aid I
to his mother in her suffering of the
loss of her son. Mr. Johnson, wife
and mother departed via auto
mobile for Lincoln, to comfort Mrs.
Johnson widow of the unfortunate
man who lost his life. They also
went to assist in the arrangements
for the funeral, as the shock is great
for all, the kindred sympathy will
assist in the amelioration of the
tensity of the suffering.
WILL VISIT' THE
From Tuesday's Dailv.
This morning Mrs. Inez Stenner
departed for Lincoln where she went
to visit at the heme of. her daugh
ter Mrs. E. B. Ch'appejl and hus
band, and especially to visrit the
little granddaughter Miss True
Louite, who lias Jij-t come to glad
den the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. B.
Chappell. Everybody concerned are
doing nicely, and- the gladness of
the grandmother -could be seen
emanating from her eyes as she
awaited the train this morning to
depart to Lincoln to visit the little
A NINE MIL
WITH BLOCKArE RUNNER. WHO
WAS OVERTAKEN NEAR
BOOZE MAN'S m IN CUSTOD
Again Proven That Anyone Who
Can Outrun Cass Co. Sheriff
is a Sneed Kir.?.
P'om Monday's Pally
In one of the most spirited races
he has ever run. Sheriff Quinton
yesterday overhauled a booze car af
ter a nine mile chase extendin.r
from here to near Fort Crook. "
It is always a spirited race when
any one attempts to outrun the sher
iff of tliis county, as it has been
proven, politically and otherwise,
that he is a runner.
The speed limit is entirely oblit
erated when Sheriff Quinton gives
chase, as we caiT testify, for we were
riding with him one time ourselves
and considered we were fortunate
when the car stopped and we could
feel that the ground was not mov
A booze car a King S cylinder
driven by a man who gave his name
as James Thomas, essayed to put
one over on the officers and the
car had gotten past the city limits
when the sheriff scented the law
breaker. The race began just out
side of the city limits, with tho
blockade runner slightly in advance.
and as he passed down on the far
ther side of one hill, the sheriff was
climbing the one behind him.
They pasred the river bridge, with
the blockade runner having to pay
his fare, and the sheriff having Ml.
charged. - So the race went furious
ly on through La Platte, up and
down hill, until it seemed the gaso
line in the sheriff's car worked best
or there was a science in his driving.
for as they neared Fort Crook, the
sheriff's car nosed ahead of the one
carrying the cargo of booze and at
the command of Mr. Quinton to
halt, the driver concluded it was
about time for the race to be over.
Accordingly he returned to Platts
mouth with Sheriff Quinton. paid a
fine of $200 and costs amounting to
?D. surrendered his car and departed
on his way no, not rejoicing but
anyhow, he went.
RETURNING HOME TODAY.
Mrs.M. E. Dellart of Norfolk, who
has been visiting in this city for
some rime, the gues,t. at the home
of her daughter Mrs. R. A. James
and husband, this morning after
having had an excellent time while
here, departed for her home, and
was accompanied as far as DmahX
by her daughter and family, where
they will visit for the day. and will
also look after .."onie, business mat
ters. . '
AT THE HOME OF MR. AND MRS
C. E. COOK, SOUTH OF
OVER 100 GUESTS PRESENT
"Cooks" Precared thex Dinner
Emptying the Baskets and
Setting the Tables.
From Tuesday's Doily.
Sunday at the hospitable country
home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Cook,
south of this city, occurred the sev
enth "annual reunion of the Cook
family, when over 100 members of
the family assembled to take part in
this joyous occasion.
Mr. Cook had provided tables and
benches under the wide-spreading
trees which made- a lovely setting
for this delightful gathering.
About noon after all the ' guests
had arrived, the "cooks" busied
themselves emptying the baskets of
picnic relishes, and placing them on
one long table from which every
one filled his own plate to his
"heart's" desire, and passed cn to
rmo of tho ntlipr tables to pninv his
recast in the cool breeze, which
was abundant under the wealth of
shade. ' T T
After dinner the crowd was treat
ed to several readings by Rev. E. IF.
Pontuis and al?o musical numbers
by members of the family. The re
mainder of the day was spent in
visiting among' t h erase res' and "rtt a
late hour they departed to await an-j'1 ,i,af;t Peculiar accident. In the pui
nii,nr r.a!rm -hrn tiiPv m i eh t 1 suance of their work they found it
have the pleasure of meeting again
in the future. Those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Cook. Ord,
Nebr.; George Cook. Alvo; Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Cook and Raymond; Mr.
and Mrs. T. W. Vallcry and Mar
gery: Mr. ami Mrs. W. 1). Wheeler
and Percy; Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Cook
Jr. and Nita; Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Cob?
and Opal; -Mr. and Mrs. Will A.
Cook, Wilma. Clarice and LeKoy of
Elmwood; Samuel Huebner, Bur
lington, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. E. M.
Stone, Alvo, Neb.; Mrs. Ida Cole,
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wheeler, Pawnee
Citv; Mr. and Mrs. Roy O. Cole; Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Dreamer, Ruth and
Stanton. Lincoln; Mrs. Tom Tilson
and Alvndore; Mr. and Mrs. P. R.
Elliott. E'.mwood; Nell Dreamer, Lin
coln; Mr. and Mrs. Orest P. Cook,
Alvo. Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Wheeler and Robert; Mr. and Mrs.
Perry Cook. Opal, Homer, Howard,
Maynard and Marion cfAlvo; Mr.
and Mrs. C. C. Barnard; Mr. and
Mrs. C. R. Cole; Rev. and Mrs. E.
H. Pontuis, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J.
Doerr, Beardstown. 111.; Mr. and
Mrs. C. L. Wiles, Delores, Chester
and Alice; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Val-
lery. Violet and Velma; Mr. and
Mrs. Rob't. Patterson; Mr. and Mrs.
O. A. Kitzel. Alvo. Nebr.; Mr. and
Mrs. Glen Vallery, Helen. Marie and
Gertrude; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kitzel.
George and Clarice, Alvo; Mr. and
Mrs. S. W. Cashner, University
Place; Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Cook,
Alice and Wesley, Alvo; Mr. and
Mrs. Sherman V. Cole a-nd son Wil
lis; Mr. and Mrs. Estas Williams;
Rdna Lewis; Mr. and Mrs. A II.
Weichel, Fern and June, Elmwood;
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kitzel, Kendall
and Corinne, Alvo, Nebr.; Charley
Vallery, Murray, Nebr.
MRS. ADOLPH GIESE DIES TODAY
Was Sick But For a Week When
Death. Came Suddenly'
" At Noon.
From Monday's Daily!
Mrs". Ora E. Giese wife of Adolph
Giese, died this noon at their home
at the corner of Fifth and Pearl
streets after an illness of about a
week. She was taken sick about a
week since with a peculiar malady
wherein the capillaries are ruptured
and the results are internal bleed
ing. Mrs. Giese had been pretty
sick but it was not thought she
would pass awayr Mrs. Giese who
was an orphan, named OraE. Wy
coff, was adopted by a family by
the name of Durlan, then living in
Kansas, but since remoring and
making their home at Humeston,
Iowa. Mrs. Giese was 4 9 years of
age on Jan. 30th last, was united
in marriage on February 4th, 1902
to Adolph Giese and with him came
to live in Plattsmouth some thirteen
years ago. There were, no children
and Mrs. Giese had but one sister,
the wife of a Methodist minister,
living somewhere in Kansas. Mrs.
Giese was a member of the Presby
terian, church, having Joined early
The funeral will occur from the
late home on Wednesday afternoon
and will be conducted by Rev. J. II.
Steger of the St. Paul's church. The
interment will be in Oak Hill ceme
tery west of. the city.
AS UGLY AS EVER'
Baltimore, June 23. Germany's
spirit is as ugly as ever, according
to Dr. Raney, librarian of Johns
Hopkins university, who has just
returned from a trip to Europe.
The Teutons, Dr. Raney declares.
have not repented or reformed. In
stead, they are talking of revenge
on their enemies in the next 10 or
Dr. Raney does not-believe that
the acceptance of the treaty terms
by the new government implies any-
sincere intention to abide by them.
VICTIM OF A MOST
!Jesse York Injured Yesterday While
Engaged in Work for Elec
tric Light Company
I'mm Tuesday's Dally.
While Luther Turner and Jess.
York were at their work yesterdav
for the Plattsmouth Gas and Elec
tric company ..theya were victims
to trim some trees, tin
branches of which protruded into
the company's service line, and while
engaged in trimming the offending
limbs, Mr. Turner, who was in the
tree slipped and capitulated towards
the ground. A he fell his climber-?
caught Mr. York, one spur striking
against his breast and inflicting a
small cut, while the other caught in
f i flicli it Viic loffr tliifrli mi t f 1 11 tr I
a severe gash fully two inches in
length. Mr. Turner was not injur
ed beyond a little shaking up. but
the injuries to Mr. York were so se
vere that he can get around only
with the aid of crutches and very
poorly even that way. It will b?
some time before he is able to take
up his duties again.
URGE WILSON TO RECOGNIZE
OFFICIALLY IRISH REPUELIC
Chicago, June 22. The Irish Fel
lowship club adopted resolutions
urging the president and congress
"to accord official recognition of
the Irish republic as has been done
in the case of Czecho-Slovaki and
er supervision o
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'The Batik where You Feel at Home'
PLATTSMOUTH GIRL AND AN
INDIANA FARMER JOINED
WILL MAKE HOME IN EAST
Pretty Grace Shanholtz, Who Has
Been a Burlington Employe.
Weds Albert Schaefer.
From Monday's Da ivy.
This morning in the presence
Mlrs Lillian Edwards, a friend of
the bride, ami the dork of the ((uni
ty judge. Miss Grace Shanholtz was
united in marriage "tu Albert E.
Schaefer, by County Judge Allen J.
Beeson. in his most approved man
ner. Miss Shanholtz has made her
hume here for the past few years,
coming to Plattsmouth from her
home at Peace Valley. Mo, She has
been in the employ i the Burling
ton for a long time. Later Mi..s
Shanholtz's parents came here to
reside, but after a time remove 1 to
Louisville, where they now resiile.
The bride is a very compete!!'
and accomplished young lady. She
was born in West Virginia.
The groom. whn is a prosperous
(jiint; farmer at fami'i-idge, Iivii.ni.i.
was born in Ohio. lie hears ;in ex
cellent appearance and i-eem to !
a young man of good habits and re
pute. His extensive acquaintance
fiiip with the bride, has given to
tsich, ( A hem. opportunity t kiiov.
one another real well and tii" cul
mination conies now in the union '.!'
The groom arrive;! In the city a
few days a 1:0. 'After a short visit
at the home of the bride's parents,
at Louisville, smd with relatives ;st
other places hereabouts, the happy
couple wiil be at home on the farm
of the proom near "a!iibriili;c, Iud.
The Journal is pleased to extend
congratulations and with these
young people a long and pleasant
journey through life 'togej her.
ARRIVED IN U. S. RECENTLY
Trom Sunday' Daliy.
A message was received by Mrs.
Tabitha Thacker, mother of Herbert
Thacker, telling of his arrival at
the port of New York Thursday cf
last week. Herbert has been in the
hospital for some time, but is get
ting along pretty fair at this tin.".
He went over esirly last summer, and
was there for a great portion of the
severest fighting of last year. He ha.
been sent to an eastern camp for a
short time, but expects to come to
Camp Hodge for discharge at n;i
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