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PLATTSTJOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JUNE 30, 1919.
. BY SHERIFF
BLOCKADE RUNNER WITH WIFE
AND TWO CHILDREN FAIL TO
PASS THE OFFICER.
CONFISCATE AN OAKLAND SIX
Receives a Fine of Two Hundred
Dollars and Costs Besides
From Thursdays Daily.
Last evening: Slit-Tin- ('. I). Quin
Xtr. and his two assistants, G. M.
Manners and Will Grebe were scout
ing near I'nion on a tip which had
been given, when they noticed an
immigrant coming north. in an
Oakland Six, with the lurrch boxes,
camping outfit, and all the para
phanalia that goes with auto travel
ing. Seeming a balk innocent
enough from outside appearance, as
though they were ju.t going back
to visit for a few weeks visit with
Xot desiring to throw a good bet
away Sheriff Quinton - squared his
auto, which is a big boat across the
roadway and Mr. Manners and Grebe
took an invoice of the household
goods and found stored neatly
therein eight cases of Mellowwood
whiskey, and in custody of Mr.
Or be he came to town and pleaded
guilty to illicit traffic and received
si fine cf 5200.00 and trimmings,
which amounted to ten dollars, as
well as lost the Oakland Six.
Mr. Qn'nton and Mr. Manners had
busin??s elfewhere. and did not ac-j
com pan) the direlect's to harbor. I
BREAKS ARM AS RE
SULT OF BAD FALL
Thomas Wiles Victim cf Accident
Yesterday Afternoon While
Working About Place.
From Friday" Pally.
' While working about the place
Just west of where be live?, where
he has a cow pasture, and a little
garden with some alfalfa. Thomas
Wiles met with a most p-culiar and
at the same time painful accident
yesterday afternoon. xl!e was carry
ing a plank up the side of a small
creek that runs through the place,
when he slipped and the plank came
down upon his left arm, breaking
the larger of the two bones between
the w'rist and elbow. The bone was
broken diagonally and entirely off.
The fracture was. reduced by Dr.
H. ( Leopold and the member is
causing considerable pain. but !
puosiding with the passing of time.
Mr. Wiles will be laid up for some
time with the injury, that is if any
injury can lay him up. but he is
not easily put out of the running,
and we shall expect. him to be. get
ting around looking after matters
just about as usual, so long as ir is
not one of his legs. He can walk
and do as much work with one hand
as some men we know will do with
two. and he'll do it too. Thomas is
a pretty frisky boy.
ARE VISITING IN EAST NOW.
From Frinay'n rai"V.
Word was received this morning
cf the arrival at Kacine. Wis., of
K. A. Wurl.'B. G. Wurl and Paul
Wurl their brother of Byron. Neb.,
and his con Paul jr.. who left here
last Sunday for the east in an auto,
and where they will visit for some
time at the home of their child
hood. They encountered some se
vere stcrrys on the way which while
it did not do any material damage,
still it detained them to considerable
extent on their trip. They will-remain
for tome time, and will see
the country as well on their trip.
I have some snaps in lands in
Gage. Pawnee and Johnson counties
Nebraska with easy terms. It will
rav vou to see me fr a home or inH
vestment. Mocienhaupt Land Com
pany, Sterling. Nebraska. 26-4wksw
ELECTRIC LIGHT POLES
TREES LAID FLAT
'CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE DONE1
Cherries and Other Fruit Blown
from Trees Electric Com
pany Was Hard Hit.
From Thursday Paily.
At about sundown last night the
skies bore signs of an approaching
storm and it began to gather rap
idly after that hour only to express
itself in a hurricane of wind that
swept trees, small grain, telephone
and electric light wires before it.
Many large branches were blown
from trees about town and in the
country to the west aDi south cf
Plattsmouth the damage seemed to
be even greater. Between here and
Louisville many large trees along
side the road were blown across the
high tension electric line that brings
us our juice from Omaha and al
most as soon as the storm broke
here the lights went out.
Crops were leveled flat In numer
ous sections and fruit, especially
cherries, was blown from the trees
with apparent ease. "The corn is not
far enough along to be much hurt
by the wind, and wi'l straighten up
again in a few days. It is also be
lieved the wheat will do likewise.
However the oats crop is unusually
heavy and will be most susceptible
About town the damage did not
amount to very much, other than a
few broken windows and possibly
some loss of fruit. However the
wind blew furiously enough to get
many slumberers out of bed. al
though the rain that accompanied
It coded the atmosphere sufficient
to permit of soon returning to sleep.
The electric light people were on
the job early this morning to deter
mine how much damage they had
suffered. And said damage amount
ed to a plenty. Some score of pol'3'
on their main lead line between her?
and Louisville were down as well as
numerous trees across the line. On
the other side of the river the lead
line from Glenwood was also out of
commission, with nine poles laying
flat. This precluded any possibil
ity of furnishing electricity to local
consumers for power purposes be
fore late in the day. The men set
to work and by three o'clock this af
ternoon had the lines clearedbut a
delay of an hour and a half that was
necessary in order to ascertain the
whereabouts of each lineman before
pulling the switches held up getting
the Juice until 4:30.
As related in another column, the
Journal was about the hardest hit
among the power consumers, being
unable to operate its linotype ma
chines or newspaper press. In the
afternoon a gasoline engine was at
tached to one of the linotype ma
chines and a limited amount of type
is being set for this edition.
Storms will occur however .nd al
naost invariably someone is damaged
by their visitation.
GLENWOOD MAN'S DEATH
BLAMED TO RAILROAD
From Thursday Ia!ly.
The cornore"s jury in the inquest
yesterday in the case of Dillard
BennTtt of Glenwood. who was in
stantly killed Tuesday afternoon
when train No. 5 on the Great
Western railroad struck his auto at
the Tostevln crossing, foutd that
the accident was the result of care
lessness on. the part of the deceased
and negligence on the part of the
Party with car or hoTse and
buggy to work in west end of coun
ty. Work congenial with gwd pay
and no troftble to make $10.00 per
day. If interested, address It. T.'W.
Mynard, Nebr. lf.-2wkstr
IN THIS CITY
JUST WHERE TO LIVE, UNLESS
YOU'RE PROPERTY OWNER,
NEED DOZEN NEW RESIDENCES1
For Immediate Occupancy Another
Apartment House Should be
From Friday's Dally.
At the time of the completion of
the Coronad) apartments it seemed
that although the owners claimed
the apartments were all rented be
fore the building was finished, only
a few were occupied until many
months had elapsed.
Now a far different condition pre
vails. The places are all occupied
jwith a good-paying and a fine class
of people. Notwithstanding, eject
ment proceedings have been insti
tuted to get possession of certain
apartments because it is claimed
they are not held by a regularly exe
cuted lease to the present occupants.
Mr. T. B. Peterson and wif eare oc
cupying the property and have paid
rental all the time, but still the pro
cess to dispossess them maintains.
With this or the law- or'manner of
procedure, we are not taking issue.
but rather with the condition in
Plattsmouth that we are unable to
supply suitable living quarters to
all who desire to make their home3
inurrnid3t. Exacting renters al
ways are willing to pay good rental
and if Plattsmouth had' a dozen or
more modern houses offered for rent
today, every one would be leased by
This man. Peterson, who is an en
gineer for the L: C. Sharp Manufac
turing company and one whom it is
difficult to get along without, is here
to make his home among us. He has
cast his lot among the people of
Plattsmouth and is willing to pay a
good rental for a convenient and
suitable place of abode. But are.
conditions such as will cause him to
seek employment elsewhere in order
to maintain a home? And should
he do just this the one secured in
his stead will be placed in the same
Harry Eyler, who has leen work
ing in Dayton. Ohio, was here a few
days ago. and could he have secur
ed a place in which to live, would
have accepted employment with the
L. C. Sharp company.
Three modern rental properties are
just now being built by J. W. Sage,
but they are not yet ready for oc
cupancy, and besides they have been
spoken for' many times over, and
do not begin to solve the situation.
There is no gainsaying the fact
that there is an unsatisfied demand
for modern rental properties and if
we can start a building campaign,
we can easily bring a good number
of people into our midst. Otherwise
we must be content to continue at
ebb tide so far as commercial ex
pansion is concerned. Another apart
ment building could easily be filled
with very desirable occupants and
the investment would be a paying
FINISHES SEASON'S WORK
From Friday's Dally.
Miss Merna Morrison, employed
in the millinery store of Mrs. Emma
Pease, will close her work aere to
morrow evening and leave Sunday
for her home at Rock Rapids. Iowa
where she will spend a short time
visiting her mother and will then
continue on . her way to the whole
sale millinery house in Ckicago with
whom she is employed. After
a time spent there becoming famil
iar with, the latest fashions in ladies
head-gear. Miss Morrison will return
to Plattsmouth about the middle of
August to again take up her -work
for Mrs. Pease. Miss Morrison is a
most proficient milliner and during
her season here has made numerous
friends who will be pleased to know
that fche is to return for another
Joanud Want-Ads Fay I
BALL GAME WELL ATTENDED
LAST EVENING AND AFFORD
ED MUCH SPORT FOR ALL.
BLACKSMITHS WON IN 13TH
Contest One of Much Interest, A
Battle of Pitchers and
From Thursday's Dai.
The grand stand was well filled,
the bleachers comfortable so. while
the diamond line from third to the
home plate was so crowded that one
could hardly make a run along the
line, nor those in the grandstand see
the game, and the areas near the
fence in front of he bleachers was
filled, making in all a very enthus
iastic crowd, and all of them ad
herents of one of the other side. The
line up was soon formed and with
the beginning of the game the good
natured boasting and cheering also
began and continued throughout the
entire thirteen innings which it re
quired to decide it. The black
smith's were the first to score, in
the second inning, when both Hula
and Gradoville made a run, while in
the machinist's half, Albert Janda
made a run. and again in the
fourth inning Burbridge made an
other for the machinists thus mak
ing a tie. which was played with
much interest ami spirit until in
-the first half of the thirteenth.
Charles. Janda. LqUe. 'elj 1 and Ru
dolph Skallak. each made a run,
making the tally five for the black
smiths to two for the machinists.
The last half of the thirteenth did
not show- anything for the machin
ists and the game was over.
The winners, the blacksmiths are
to play the freight car shops team
on Friday evening.
Pitcher Boggs struck out 23 men
and had two walks and nine hits
against him. while Hula also struck
out Just 23 men. had one walk and
four hits against him. Taking the
game all in all it was one of the
best games of the year, and full of
interest and pep throughout the en
AT REST IN OAK
The Remains of the Late Mrs. Ora E.
Giese Now Resting In
Fr"ir. Thursday's Iml'v.
Yesterday afternoon the last sad
rites were said over the mortal re
mains of the late Mrs. Ora E.
Giese, late wife of Adolph Giese,
who departed this life a few days
since, from the nome. me services
being conducted by the Rev. J. H.
Steger. pastor of the St. Paul's
Evangelical church. The ' funeral
ceremonies being attended by a
large number of friends. The bur
ial was made at Oak Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Giese was a woman of a natur
ally strong and robust constitution,
and had been sick but a short time,
prior to her death, and but a limit
ed number of persons knew of her
NEBRASKA CITY TO CELEBRATE
From Friday's Dally.
Our neighboring sister-town to
the south. Nebraska City, is plan
ning on a rousing celebration and
homecoming event July 4tlu Ne
braska City isn't accustomed to do
ing things by half and it may be ex
pected to live up to its reputation
in this event. Among other things
is an aeroplane flight at 10 o'clock
in the morning, numerous free street
attractions, an open air dance, fire
works, etc. Otoe and nearby coun
ty soldiers will be especial guests ci
the city this day and arrangements
are being made to supply their de
sires in the line of eats and smokes
absolutely free. It is probable that
a goodly number of Plattsmouth
and Cass county people will spend
the 4th at Neb. City.
WILLIAM JACKS, SON OF AS
. EURY JACKS, ELECTROCUT
ED THIS M0RNLNG.
ELECTRICIAN IN CO. BLUFFS
And Was on Dutv Clearinc Lines
in That City Father and
Brother Hurry to City
From Thursday's Daily.
William Jacks, of Council Bluffs,
Iowa, a son of Asbury Jacks and a
brother of George Jacks and Mes-
dames John'Wl Elliott and Jesse X.
Elliott, was electrocuted this moili
ng while working at repairing ele;
trie light lines in that city.
Mr. Jacks had been out from
mftlnight last night, when he was
called to assist in getting the elec-
ric service straightened out after
the storm and at eleven o'clock this
morning while tired from long hours
of fatiguing work he came in con
tact, with a live wire and was in
Mr. Jacks was married and leaves
a wife and two children. Henrv
Bailey, a brother-in-law of the un
fortunate young man, came to this
city to notify Mr. Asbury Jacks of
the death of his son. as it wss im
possible to communicate either by
telephone or telegraph.
Mr. Jacks and another son. George
Jacks, departed for Council Blufis
as soon as they received the news,
to assist with matters at the home of
the deceased and -to help make ar
rangements for the funeral.
Troubles never come singly. At
least Hiey haven't to Mr. Jacks. It
has not been very long since he lost
his wife and last year another sou,
Robert Jacks, was killed in action
in France, while now comes this
third death in the family within a
comparatively short time.
No arrangements for the funeral
have been completed.
RETURNS FROM SERVICE TODAY.
Prom Friday's Daily.
Yesterday Will T. Andrews was
discharged from he service and this
morning arrived home. Will was
greeted by his many friends in the
city and was glad to get home and
see the. folks. He has been in the
service for nearly two years and was
overseas for about a year. He wevt
to Omaha this forenoon with lii 3
friend. J. E. Mason, who was driv
ing up on a business trip and asked
him to accompany him.
WILL PAVE 115
MILES OF ROAD
Eouglas County Already Making
Arrangements Contract Let
Within Sixty Days.
With the canvass of votes cast in
Tuesday's bond election not yet
completed. Douglas county is al
ready making preparations for the
paving of 115 miles of its country
roads with brick" pavement. The, elec
tion went largely in favor of the im
It is estimated that it will be at
least sixty days before contracts can
be let. It is probable that not more
than one of the three million bonds
authorized at the polls will be dis
posed of this year and the money
will be spent in paving the Lincoln
highway, the O. L. D. south from
Omaha to Gretna and the Military
road out of Florence. Other roads
will follow next year and when the
entire $3,000,000 has been expend
ed Douglas county should have as
good a set of country roads as will
be found anywhere in the state.
The time is coming when all the
principal highways will Je either
paved or macademized and it only
remains for some few communities
to pioneer in this excellent move
ment. We would be pleased to see
Sarpy and Cass counties take simi
GOOD WITH GO.
JUNE LIVING UP TO ITS REPU
TI0N AS MONTH OF BRIDES
IF NOT OF ROSES.
LOCAL BARBER ONE OF GROOMS
Wayne Lewis and Miss Carma Ham
ilton United Last Evening
Omaha Couple in P. M.
Prom Friday's Dally.
Balmy June, the month of brides
and roses, the most pleasant mon::i
of the year, is making a pretty good
record, when it conies to upholding
its reputation far weddings.
During the clay yesterday a voting
couple from Omaha applied to Coun
ty Judge Beeson for license to marry
and then the ceremony was perform
ed which united Oscar Helen ait.l
Miss Nacr.ii Hoffman. They depart
ed on the first train for Omaha.
where they expect to surprise their
friends the joke they had in mind
requiring two to play it.
Last evening Wayne Lewis, one ;f
the. returned soldiers from overseas.
and a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. I.
Lewis, of near Nehawka. but for
the past fortnight a barber employ
ed in the shop of E. G. Shellenberg
er, accompanied by Miss Carni
Hamilton, the beautiful and accom
plished daughter of Mr. and Mr.'.
Charles' Hamilton, of Wyoming, ap
peared before the judge, and after
having secured the. necessary licen
were united in marriage by, the eorui
natured judge, who also bestow?.!
The newly -wedded couple will
make their home in this city, where
Mr. Lewis will work at the barber
trade, being employed in the Wag
ner hotel shop, and by the way is an
excellent workman withal.
The Journal joins with the host of
friends of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis in
wishing them all the happiness t-nd
prosperity which can reasonably, be
expected to come to any one 'couple,
throughout a long and useful life to
gether. WILL WORK ON LINES HERE.
Prom Friday's Dally.
LeRoy and Paul Winscott who
have been employed with the Lin
coln Telephone and Telegraph com
pany in the vicinity of South Bend,
vyero called to this city last even
ing to take up the work on the line
between this city and Louisville
where the line is prVtty badly de
moralized by the recent storm. ''It is
claimed that there are over forty
poles and the lines they have been
carrying down on this strip alone,
and which is causing lots of work
to get the same straightened out
jj UNDER '
Speaking of Spending!
There is a man in tin's town who prides himself on the fact
that he "never takes chances." And yet
He takes a chance every time he pays a hill for he pays in
cash, and does not always get a receipt he may have to pay jt
He risks his personal "Welfare every time he goes home at
night for he carries cash in his pockets and would lie an easy prey
for a hold-up man.
He takes a chance of losing his money every time he moves
for it may drop out of his pocket.
Is that man you? Then open a checking accout-at this hank
and back up your boast by using bank-checks which 'are ahvays
the SAFE WAY to spend money or carry money.
st National Bank,
"The Bank zvhere
. OF POPULAR
ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY AT
5:30 TEA AT HOME OF PAR
ENTS IN THIS CITY.
WEDDING IS TO OCCUR SOON
Miss Claire J. Dovey Will Become
Bride of Jay R. Brown, cf
From Friday's Dally, i
Last evening at a.".:t!n o'clock tea
given at the beautiful home of Mr.
and Mrs. O. C. Dovey. m which :i
large number of guests friends o'"
the Dovey family wore present was
announced the engagement of their
daughter, Mis Claire J. Dovey, to
Mr. Jay H. Brown. of Cleveland,
Ohio, the wedding to take place at
an early, but Unannounced date.
The guests were seated at m;i!!l
tables and a most delightful tlni-i
w!s had. The tables were decorat
ed with pink rose buds and pit.!,
larkspurs, the combination p rehir
ing a veiy pretty effect.
The number of gne.!s was stif!'
cient to fill the commodious rnni::
of the Dovey lioni".
Miss Claire Dovey, the accompli-'. -ed
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver
C. Dovey, is well known here unl'
has a host of friends who will be
glad to extend congratulations.
PICNIC AT THE BIG .
Members of the "Select Club" and
Masculine Friends Enjoy Fiiie
Time at River Bank.
From Friday's Dally.
The Select club, composed of fiv?
cf the young ladies of this city, wjiu
their gentlemen friends, enjoyed :i
most interesting evening at the "oi
Burlington bridge and ferry last
They nau prepared a dc liciou
luncheon which they took aioirj
and with the ever trusty camera to
tell the story of the pleasant even
ing, they took ninny pictures and
sang familiar songs, visiting the
while in Iowa and eating their lunch
in the cool shade of the riv r's brink.
Those present to enjoy the occa
sion were Misses Muriel Mar! hold.
Ituth Roman, Honor Seybert, Alpha
Hallstrom and 12(1 it Ii Johnson an 1
Messrs. Richard Went worth. Krn;:k
Fillmore, Jack Taylor. John I'tob r
wood and Ivjvii Sink.
Wall Paper, Paints, Glass. Picture
rraming. Frank Gobelman.
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