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HebraTta State Histori
cal Society X
PLATTSMOUTH. ilEERASKA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 7. 1919.
ALBERT KAFFENBERGER HAS A
CLOSE CALL FROM IEATH
IS LETTER NOW.
LAY UNCONSCIOUS FOR A TIME
When He W?s Liscovered by Jesse
Ferry Medical Aid Sura
- moned at Once.
from Tii-i1ay's Dal'y.
Yesterday afternoon. A'lam Kaf
f nberger. who resides cn west lo
cust street, was found lying near the
edge of the wall: at the blacksmith
shop o:i Vine street, in an uncon
s -ions condition and for some time
it was feared Hint death would re
sult from the tiTects of the attack
Mr. Kaffenberger was found short
ly af,ter 3 o'clock hy Jesse Perry,
who wx.i returning in his auto from
the Missouri Paci!ic depot and as
soon as Mr. Perry discovered the
condition of the aged man he at
o::c proceeded to give what relief
!i" could althoucii to all appearances
Mr. KfTe nberger wan apparently in
lifeless condition. While Mr. Perry
was working with him medical as
sisiancr was summoned and Dr. J. S.
Livingston arrived in a few minutes.
Mr. Kaffenberger was taken at once
to hi homo in the west part of the
city, where for several hours his
condition continued critical, but to
day he is reporter! as being some
bf-uer and resting very easy.
Mr. Kaffenberger had left his
home shortly after 1 o'clock to so
down and look after some business J
at the telephone office and at the
time of leaving the house was ap
parently feeling all right, although
he has been n great sufferer from
the extreme hat the last
weeks, and earlier in thesummer
had been visited by a slight attack
of sunstroke. Had Mr. Perry not.
f;und the aped gentleman at the
time lie did. death would almost cer
tainly have followed.
YOUNG FOLKS ENJOY
A FIE PICNIC PARTY
At Pleasant Hone cf Mr. and Mrs.
John Gochenour, South of the
City Pleasant Time.
I-'"m Tuesday's Dally.
Sunday, the pleasant home of Mr.
and Mr j. John (ioclienour, south cf
t!-t city, was thf scene of a delight
ful gathering when a large number
f the young f.dks gathered to spend ,
day. The t::ne was spent in
Isyir-.-C all manner of games, which
I rousht delight and merriment,
while a number of the young peo
ple rpei.t t'.'e time in boating on
',:" Mi.ouri rivtr.
At the noon hour, the Jolly party
fathered in the cool shade to enjoy
i'e d cf a fine picnic dinne.
that brought a fitting climax to j.
'':" cf r iea'-ur".
Those who participated were Mis
res Kva StTva. Lucy Rtava. (J
Stava. Prances L-.iij.ert, Rose ... :
r-rt. Lois Smith. Emma Smith, S 1
zia Warga. Olive Fulton. Bessie
ix;irns. Rose Baker. Agnes EJgor
ton. Liura Gochenour. Jessie Goche-j
nour and .Messrs. uero ueins. no
iluntley. Mike Iiula. G?orge Mun ni
Ksrl Mumm. Clarence Mumm. Al
bert Fulton. Frank Rice, Wayne (
Gochenour. William Gochenour, Tom
I Amis Stava.
J-itava. r.unar'i imn i
i ctn.,n rieve Stone, Cleo Baker,
,'arl Smith and Isaac tfbehenour.
Grand Island Business College
GRADUATES never find it necessary PTriTlng from the port of embarka
to advertise for positions. The Col- tjon aml who win bc discharged
lege has been a leader in Business from For, missell. This afternoon
Education for thjrty-five years and a troop train of colored soldiers was
was the first western school to prove nt through to Fort Russell being
that positions could be guaranteed a part of a unit of cavalry formerly
rnd secured for graduates. Send for stationed at that post.
free catalogue. Enter now. We .
have no vacation. 90-2 stationery at the Journal office
VISITS CITY IN
SEARCH OF HIS
WHOM HE HAS NOT SEEN IN
DOZEN YEARS UNABLE TO
FIND TRACE OF HER
LEFT HER WITH FRIENDS HERE'
At the Time of Death of His Wife
and Removal from City Lost
All Track of Her.
From Monday's Dally.
John Burke, a resident of this
city some fourteen years ago, when
he wuin the employ of the Burling
ton at the shops here, was in Platts
mouth yesterday, searching for some
trace of his daughter, whom he left
here in care of the Philip Bachelor
family at the time of his leaving the
While living here, Mr. Burke had
the misfortune to lose his wife, and
was left with a baby girl on his
hands, which he was unable to take
care of himself. Accordingly he
placed the little one in the care of
the Bachelor family until such time
as he could secure another home for
her. In due course of time the
Bachelor family removed from this
locality and the father of the girl
has been unable to get in touch with
them or learn the whereabouts of
his daughter, whom he left here
twelve years ago.
Mr. Burke stated that he had
heard the child had been given by
the Bachelor family to someone else
to care for. hut was unable to get
any definite information as to thi.
A careful inquiry by the father
among the old residents of the com
munity failed to bring any addition
al light on the matter of the lost
daughter and Mr. Burke was com
pelled to leave the city without hav-
f'-'Wjinjr obtained the much soueht-after
Before coming to this city Mr.
Burke was a resident of Pacific
Junction for a number of years and
for the past few years has made his
home at Marskalltown, Iowa, where
he is engaged in railroad work.
Anyone who might know of the
whereabouts of the daughter, will
earn the everlasting gratitude of the
father hv communicating with him.
ENTERTAINS FOR BRIDE-TO-BE.
From Monday's Dally.
Friday afternoon Mrs. L. G. Lar
son and daughter. Mrs. Fred Syde
botham. very pleasantly entertained
a number of their lady friends at
an afternoon party at the Sydeboth
am home. This delightful social
event of the midsummer season, was
in honor of Miss Mattie Larson, as
it was at this time announcement
of her forthcoming marriage was
Progressive Rook furnished
amusement for the guests, there be
ing four tables. Mrs. George South,
of St. Joseph. Missouri, was award
ed the first prize, while Mrs. C. E.
Vv'hitaker captured the booby prize.
The guests were then requested to
write descriptions of the bride's ex
perience during her first days of
housekeeping. These are quite
humorous and will be read with
much interest and merriment by
the bride and groom.
At the hour of 5:30 delicious re
freshments were served, the small
tables being decorated with garden
flowers and tulle.
TROOPS PASS THROUGH CITY.
From Monday's Dally.
trains of sixteen coaches each pass
through Plattsmouth over the
tsurungion, doudu lor rori
The troops were
compoced of overseas service men
FIRST OF THE
OPEN AIR SER
A METHODIST, PRESBYTERIAN AND
CHRISTIAN CHURCHES IN
HELD WEEKLY DURING AUGUST
Garfield Park Fleasing Congre
gation and Good Sermon by
Rev. Levi W. Scott.
From Monday's Datly
The first of the series of open
air Sunday evening services which
will be held by the churches of the
city, was held last night at Garfield
park and was attended by a very
pleasing congregation and the occa
sion was one filled with much in
spiration for those who attended.
The churches engaged in the open
air services have arranged to alter
nate the services so that the pastors
of the different churches w ill all
have the opportunity of reaching
the members of the congregations
with their message.
Last evening Rev. L. W. Scott,
of the Christian church, preached
the sermon and his discourse w;;s
one that was very much enjoyed and
served as a fitting opening of the
series of meetings. The announce
ments and the scripture lesson and
prayer were offered by Rev. A. V.
Hunter, pastor of the First Metho
dist church. The music for the er-
vice was given under the direction of
Mrs. E. II. Wescott and consisted of
a number of well known hymn ren
dered by the audience. A pleasing
feature of the music was the violin
accompaniment played by Mrs. A. I.
These meetings will be continued
through the present month and the
public in general is cordially invit
ed to come out and enjoy them a.
there will be ample seating facili
ties offered and there is always a
message worth while hearing.
OUT TO FIGHT FIRE
Occurring on George Kaffenberger
Farm Straw Stack Ignited
From Tuesday's Dally.
Last evening during the severe
electrical storm, lightning struck a
large straw pile on the farm of Geo.
A. Kaffenberger. west of the city,
and for a short time it seemed as
though the fire would spread to the
large barn a short distance from th
straw stack. As soon as the fire
broke out. Mr. Kaffenberger and a
number of the neighbors got busy
with buckets of water and proceed
ei to fight the flames to save the
barn and contents which were threat
ened bv the flames. It was not un
til the straw was entirely burned
out that the danger to the barn was
eliminated and Mr. Kaffenberger
feels very fortunate that he was able
o save the building from destruc
ERNEST M. POLLARD TO BE
CANDIDATE FOR CONVENTION
Pro.n Monday's Dally.
Petitions have appeared through
out the county asking that the name
of Hon. Ernest M. Pollard of Ne
hawka, be placed on the ballot as a
candidate for member of the consti
tutional convention. Mr. P"'lard i.s
one of the best known men in east
er Nebraska as he has se.ved two
terms in congress from the First
district, as well as having been one
of the most active figures in the ad
vancement of orcharding and farm
ing In the west. Mr. Pollard is a
man well acquanited with the needs
and problems of the state cf Ne
braska, and If selected as a member
of the convention will be found one
of the most prominent and active
members in formulating the laws
that will be submitted as the new
constitution of the state to the vot-
FREIGHT CAP. SHOP TEAM BE
FEATS THE STORE HOUSE
BOYS. 7 TO OI-IE
TEAMS TIED FOR FIRST FLAGE
With Blacksmiths Leading a Close
Second Neitzel Pitched Good
Game for Rip Trr.ckers
From Tuesday's Da!!.,
Last evening there v.ps a largo
crowd present at the Red Sox bas-e
ball park to witness th- clash be
tween the freight department (Rip
track) and storehouse teams of the
Burlington shops league, the two
leading organizations in the percent
age column, and as a result of the
battle the freight department nino
established themselves as contend
ers for first honors. as thev took
the storehouse boys down the lin
to the tune of 7 to 1."
The game gave Jack Xoitzel. the
slab artist of the Rip track, a chance
to show what he had and from the
start he had the league leaders well
in hand and at no stage of the game
did they menace the load secure.
by the freight car shop?.
In the opening inning the freight
car shops drew first blood when one
run was scored. Marshall, the firsr
man tip hit safely to lef field and
came home with the score when Er
nest ( Red Neumann 1'jHed to held
one of the slants put across by Da
vis, the storehoiiap""pi'jtaer, -
The storehouse made their lonely
tally in the second inning by time
ly hitting. Dalton. leading the bat
ting list in this inning, placed a safe
one in the. left garden and advance'!
to second when Ernest Neumann
struck out and when Martin, the
fast center fieller of the stoce'iouse
secured a safe single to the right
field. Dalton came across the plate
with the score.
In the third inning the 'reight
car shops proceeded to nail the gamo
safely when they mounted up four
more runs to their credit ami put
the storehouse lads in the hole, so
deep that they were unable to over
come the lead. Rucker was hit by
one of Davis' inshoots and later
scored on a wild pitch; G nod win hit
to left field and scored on a passed
ball by Neumann, the catcher; then
Rhodes and Payne each drew a pass
to first sack from Davis and when
Eugene Maurer. the shortstop for
the freighters lifted a long drive to
right field both men scored. Maurer
then closed the inning by being
caught when trying to steal second.
The seventh gave another run to
the freight car shops when Neitzel
scored on a hit along the first base
line. In the ninth another tally was
run up by the rip track when
Rhoades hit safely to right field an 1
came home on the out of Ault who
placed a grounder to Jirousek at
second, and was thrown out at first.
The result of the game last night
liea up the lead in the shop league,
as both the storehouse and freight
car shops have played four and lost
one game, giving them a percentase
of 775. Coming contests will b"
looked for with much interest, th?
season lasting into September, and
at the end each team will have play
ed eight games two each with ev
ery ether team in the league.
MORE ARRIVALS FROM FRANCE.
From Monday's Daily.
Among the list of Nehraskaiio ar
riving on the George Washington,
at New York, appears the names of
two Cass county young men who
have been over the. pond and are
now returning for discharge, Wil
liam J. Ravenstock, a member of the
5th marines, who resides at Weep
ing Wtter and Corporal J. Hatha
way of Union, belonging to Motor
Command No. 2". The boys will be
sent to the camps at once for dis
charge and soon will be able to be
noma among the old familiar scenes
and with their families who will feel
justl yproud of the record made by
the young men "over there."
- GOVERNMENT QUOTES PRICES
ON VAST STOCKS OF CAN
POSTMASTERS HiVE THE LISTS'
Of Various Commodities That Are
Available Purchasers Pay
the Parcel Pozt
From Monday's Dnhy.
The disposal of vaot stores of can
ned meats and vegetables by the gov
ernment to private parties through
the medium of the postoflice depart
ment is being attempted. Price lis's
giving available supplies and quot
ing prices are being placed in the
hands or" postmasters all over the
country, with a view to their acting
as s:iles agent, taking the purchas
er's money plus parcel post charges
for delivery of the goods, and order
ing through the nearest warehouse
where goods are stored, rticle
as he may designate.
The prices quoted for fond ire as
(rri-il 1'ef. X-. 1 iin
Vl t!il !-!'. - uii
." I-n tl , '.-It.. an
. . rs.'
. . !':
. . ';
lions' t ti" f. No. 1 ean
Ilnasl t-eef. 1-Ih. can
llnilPt cf, i'-ll). an
! toast f, tt-!l. can
Corn tierf liasli, 1 II. an
Corn teef hash. -lt.. ran
Nn.'i,, in rrait-s, per H
Ba--i. i:i 1 tins. Icr !!
K.iUe'. li?nnf. No. 1 ran
liakt t.t-atis. No. i tan
naUwl W-afiK. N'.".1 -in....."
Si ri nt: les j l.faris. No. 2 pa n
S! i in--' 'f-'s lifans. No. 10 can....,
iTi. No. J ca n ,
teas, No. . can
Toiiin t if s. No. i" can
"uniatni s, No. ''2 a n
Tomatoes. No. ran
. 1 :i
. 1 :.e
. . ;
Tomatoes. No. 10 can
Puiiipk iii. No. '2 cari
I ii mjik in. No. 3 can
I'nrii ;k in. N. 10 can
!Uasl. No. J rail
IJr.mber of Cans for Sale
The number of cans availabl
;ale in each commodity range from
22.030,2::.") of the No. S cans of to
matoes to l,02r cans No. 10 size of
pumpkin. The large.-t amounts oth
erwise are 1 .".,000.000 No. 1 cans
and 19.000,000 No. 2 cans of corn
ed beef; 12.000.000 each of the 1
and 2-pound cans of roast beef,
11.000.000 each of the 1 and 2-lb.
cans of corned beef hash; 13,000.000
etins No. 3 size baked beans and
18,000,000 No.' 2 cans of corn. In
addition there are 10.000,000 pounds
of crated bacon and 6. 000. 000 pounds
of bacon in 12-pound tins.
The sale. the War department
says, "will be the largest direct sale
to the American people ever at
tempted." The prices are stated to
be "materially lower" than those
prevailing in the commercial mar
ket r.nd the food is described as be
ing in excellent condition.
All Commodities Inspected
"All of the commodities," the
statement continues, "were govern
ment inspected and prepared in ac
cordance with army specifications."
The nearest army depot to Platts
mouth. where surplus supplies are
stored is at Omaha, and it is presum
ed the regular zone rates for parcel
post will apply from that city in de
terruiniug the coct to purchasers
here by the parcel post system.
FILES SUIT FOR DIVORCE.
From Monday's Pally.
A suit for divorce has been filed
in the office of Clerk of the District
Court Robertson entitled' Alice M.
Eaton vs. Robert L. Eaton. The
plaintiff states in her petition that
the parties in the suit were united
in marriage in Nebraska City, on
February 10. 1914. The causes -alleged
are cruelty and failure to
furnish support. Alimony and cus
today of a minor child are asked by
the plaintiff in her petition. Both
parties reside near Union and the
defendant has just recently return
ed from Frace where he has been on
active duty with the United States
army at the front during: the last
Wall Paper, Paints, Glass, Picture
Framing. Frank Gobelman.
TO RESIDE ACQUIRE PROPERTY
IN THIS CITY ADVANTAGES
HERE EtfTICII-IG. AND
PLATTSMQUTH WELCOMES ALL
Good Citizens 'to Reside Within Her
Confines Gffer3 Good Schools
and Other Features.
Fiom Toesday's Dally.
Two more adherents of the back-
to-the-land movement have been
converted to a belief in and desire
for city life. And both have bought
homes in Plattsmouth and will make
their residence among our people,
alter long years spent in tilling the
Henry Horn, one of the leading
farmers of Eight Mile Grove has de
cided it high time to become a resi
dent of this city and 3-esterday clos
ed a deal for the purchase of the F.
M. Richey residence property on
Chicago avenue. This is one of the
handsomest pieces cf residence prop
erty in the city and will make the
Horn family a splendid home. Th
I consideration for the property wai
$7,500 and the sale was made thru
J. P. Falter, the real estate repre-1
sentative. The Horn family will
make a splendid addition to the city
and their friends in Plattsmouth
will be pleased to learn that they
are to make their home among us
l1" I In fHo fiitnrn
1 ::o ! .-..
T-cj Another of the prominent res4-
! 'dents of the county to acquire refd-
1-,,drnce property in the city is J. H.
. u: i . . . .
Tarns, superintendent or tne county
farm, who has purchased the R.- L.
MofTitt residence on west Granite
street. Mr. Tarns will move into lite
city later in the season.
Thus, will two more excellent
families be added to the growing
population of Plattsmouth, and their
coming is welcomed by every citizen.
for the town welcomes all good citi
zens to come ami maive men uuimr
within our midst, promising in re"
turn, excellent schools and numer-f
. i i . . . . i. : i. . . . . . I
out other advantages.
RECEIVED $5.00 FINE.
From Tuesday's Daiij.
Yesterday in the court of County
Judge Allen J. Beeson Mrs. Rook
stool, first name unknown, was fin
ed $5 and costs on the charge of
having struck, beat and wounded
Mrs. Lillian Miller. The parties in
the case are from the vicinity of Ne
hawka and the defendant entered a
plea of guilty.
A line or stationery at the Jour
nal office that can't be excelled and
s hard to equal.
A Sound-Safe-Sane Investment!
A Certificate of Deposit is a better investment than
many forms of bonds, because
lYou can cash them for 100 cents on the
dollar at any time.
2 Yon can borrow money upon them.
3 They are backed by all of this bank's capi
tal and resources.
4 They pay 4 interest annually, computed
upon the basis of six months or one year.
Can you find anything better than this for a method
of safe saving? Interest begins at once. Call and ask our
Cashier about it.
The First (National Bank,
'The Bank where You Feel at Howe"
NEED OF CEME
IN OREER TO AFFORD PROPER
CARE TO DECEASED LOVED
ONES BURIED HERE.
TOO LARGE FOR THE SEXTON
To To All the Work in Proper Man
ner Other Cities Try Commis
sion Plan Successfully.
From Tuesday's Dally.
There i.s "vertaintly a great need
in this city for a movement to see
that Oak liill cemetery is kept up in
better shape than it has been in the
years gone by, as this spot, the last
resting place of our loved ones, i-?
not maintained in the manner that
it should be, or in keeping with
the progress made in other improve
ments throughout the city. The
lots present a very poor appear? n'-
being overgrown with grass wli"!-
along the streets iiul walks there
are many weeds and tangled gras
that makes the cemetery bear a very
neglected appearance. This i not
due hoewver to the sexton or person
in charge of the cemetery si s h ha
made efforts to keep the grass down
by mowing but the size of the ceme
tery will not permit on" man to ri
all this work in the proper wr-y.
The city too, finds it difficult to
handle the matter of caring for tb
cemetery a-s it fhould be and tho
great need seems to be for a com
mission or association of citizens
who have lots in th cemetery op
erating vith the city in caring for
the maintenance of the place. Tli
greater part of the cities in western
Iowa, and in this state have adopt
ed this plan and find that it give
the best satisfaction as the work H
looked after promptly and suticienf
work can bo expended to keep thing'
looking neat and in keeping with
tho prestige of a city of this size.
The matter in one tht'.t should be
given careful thought by the ci'i
zenr. of Plattsmouth and especially
; j jlose who are ovnr
of lots in the
COMMISSIONERS IN SESSION.
From Y-.ieada y's Daily.
The regular meeting of the coun
ty commissioners was held today at
the court house with ll present.
The regular routine business, allow
ing of claims for road work and the
running expenses of the county
were taken up by the bonrd and aud
ited. County Commissioner Miller,
who has in the past been graced by
a flowing beard greatly surprised
County Clerk Sayles and Deputy
Adams this morning when he ap
peared at the court Tiouse minus the
beard and it required some time be
fore he could establish his identity.
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