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PLATnaiCHTH. NEBRASKA, MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 1919.
PROGRAM FOR ANNUAL EVENT
BEING ARRANGED BY
THE LAST WEfcK IN AUGUST
Will Witness the Gathering: of Cas
County Pedagogs Able In
From Thursday's Iaily.
The teachers of Cas3 ccrunty will
enjoy institute week this year dur
ing the last week in August and the
opening session of the county insti
tute will be held on August 25th. at
the High school building in this
Our, efficient county superinten
dent. Miss Alpha Peterson, has se
cured a very able array of talent for
the work of the coming meeting of
the teachers and some of the ablest
instructors of the state will be pres
ent to take part in the program.
In the series of lectures and in
structions to be given the different
branches of the teachers' work will
be taken up and the new thoughts
and ideas on the phases of the school
work will be given. George Brown,
of the Peru state normal, head of
the rural department of that school,
will lw one of the chief lecturers ou
the week's program. Mis Clara
Hohl will have charge of the pri
mary work and this important de
partment ttt the school work will b?
ably handled and l of immense
benefit to the teachers. Miss Helen
Harp, of Chicago, will speak to the
teachers on the mental tests that
are beirg made in the various pub
lic schooU of the east and the suc
cess they have made in the develop
ing of the mentality of the scholars.
Guy R. Davis, of the Nebraska state
agricultural school, will take up
during the institute week the boy?
and girls club movement in the pro
motion of the agricultural life of the
community and hi3 discourses and
lectures are looked forward to with
raueh pleasure. Miss Taylor, of
Omaha appears at the institute in
the interests of the war saving and
thrift stamps of the associated war
workers, which has developed into
a great means of instilling into
the young people of the "schools a
spirit of thrift.
It is expected that there will be
during the school year a spelling
c-ontet-t movement among the school
of the county and in ha interests of
this movement. It. K. Eaton, compiler
of the Eaton Speller, will appear be
fore the institute and lecture for the
benefit of the teachers.
The last session of the legislature
enacted the physicial examination
law for the children in attendance
at the public schools and in accor
dance with this law the teachers
will be given a series of lectures by
Dr. J. S. Livingston of this city on
the diseases which are covered by
the law in the examination of the
children attending school.
The sessions of the institute will
be held in the new building of the
Plattsmouth city schools, which will
make a very comfortable place for
the sessions and where the teachers
can enjoy with comfort the lectures
that 2re being prepared for them.
SEVERAL CASES FTLED
IN DISTRICT COURT
Prom Ttnirdn.V Dally.
There was filed today in the office
of Clerk of the District Court Rob
ertson a suit entitled Robert Kyles
vs. the Chicago. Burlington &
Quincy railroad and Walker D.
Hines. director general of railroads.
The plaintifT in his petition rets
forth that on November 21. 1917.
at 6:00 p. m. he shipped over the
line? cf said railroad 130 head of
hogs from Greenwood to Omaha
and that said hogs were not deliv-
J at tlialr domination until 10-30
a .m. November 22, 1917. The plain-
tiff further claims that as the result
of the delay, as well as failure to
properly care for the animals there
were fifty-three f th hogs dead up-
on delivery and for this asks the
'sum of $1,219.00. He claims also
that seventy-seven head of the hogs
suffered loss in weight which caus
ed him to lose $62. SI on the market
price and asks a judgment in the
sura of $1307.51.
An application to sell real estate
in the matter of the estate of Her
man Kupke, deceased, was filed by
George J. E. Kupke. petitioner, by
W. A. Robertson, his attorney. The
rale is asked to raise funds to settle
amounts outstanding against said
estate. The land in question is lo
cated in Keith county. Nebraska.
District Judge" Begley today
I granted a restraining order on the
application of Frederick W. Ether
edge of Greenwood, restraining the
rturlington railroad or its employes
frrm cutting down or removing
trees from the property claimed by
the plaintiff. The hearing upon
this restraining order is set for
August 20th. A. L. Tidd appears
as the representative of Mr. Ether
edge in the matter. .
YEOMEN LODGE GROWING.
From Friday's Hatty.
Plattsmouth Homestead No. 3954.
Brotherhood of American "Yeomen,
on Tuesday. Aug. 12th. held the
most interesting and enthusiastic
meeting in its history. The occasion
was the initiation of a large class
cf candidates. Owing to the severe
storm in Omaha and the bad condi
tion of the roads, the South Omaha
team was unable to be present, but
State Manager Edgar Michener aud
his wife, accompanied by Mrs. "Er
nest Laessig and Mrs. Paul Kidder,
of Salina. Kansas, came by train
from Omaha, and with the assist
ance of members of x the homestead
and the handsome state regalia ex
emplified the work in a beautiful.
impressive ceremony. Despite bad
weather and bad roads, over thirty
candidates took the initiation. Dis
trict Manager Jacobson presented
checks to various members for prizes
won thus far in his big membership
campaign, and Mrs. Bessie Maude
Gravett received the first meritor-
ious service button won. This but
ton cannot be bought, but must be
won by securing new members, and
it entitles the holder to the higher
degree of Yeomanry, the Realm of
Rhadamatnhusi which is conferred
but once each year.
District Manager Jacobson, who
was obliged to leave for the east, ex
pressed the pleasure he had exper
ienced in his association with the
Plattsmouth people and his regret
at leaving, and introduced Mrs. Amy
L. Wenner. of Omaha, as his deputy
in the field work to finish his cam
paign. Mrs. Wenner made a neat
little talk. State Manager Michener
ave one of his delightful little
talks, ' and the homestead voted to
invite the South Omaha team to put
on the work at the next class adop
tion, to be held on Aug. 2Gth.
The members then adjourned to
the dining hall, which Mrs. Grybsky
and her assistants had transformed
into a veritable fairyland of red
and green (the Yeomen colors.) and
were served an elaborate supper.
Songs and dancing wound up a
flawless evening of genuine good
fellowship and enjoyment.
DOINGS IN COUNTY COURT.
From Friday's Dally.'
Petition wa filed today in the
county court by Mrs. Alice Johnson,
through her attorney C. A. Rawls.
asking that letters of administra
tion be granted to petitioner in the
matter of the estate of Henry Eiken
bary, deceased. The petition states
that Mr. Eikenbary died intestate
and that the value of the estate is
estimated at $50,000 real estate
property and $1,000 personal prop
erty. The petitioner is a daughter
of Mr. Eikenbary.
Petition was presented to Judge
Beeson today praying for a determ
ination of heirship in the matter of
the estate of Robert Carr. deceased.
The petitioner, William O. Carr,
states that Robert Carr died in this
city. September 26. 1888, at the age
of eleven years and left as his heirs
his mother Mrs. Henrietta Twisa
and the petitioner, William O. Carr,
a brother. The petitioner asks the
court to determine the heirship and
the fact of the death of Robert Carr
at the time stated, to settle the
status of the estate as the petition-
er is the only surviving heir
J. S. Rhoades departed this morn-
ing on the early Burlington train
for Lincoln, where be was called to
look after some matters of business.
Miss Mattie Larson United in Mar
riage to Mr. Frank L. Earkus,
of O'Neill, Nebraska.
From Friday'n Dally.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. L. G.
Larson was the- scene of a pretty
wedding last evening when ihe-ir
daughter, Mattie. was united in
marriage to Mr. Frank L. Barkus,
son of Mrs. J. H. Becker of this city.
Rev. A. V. Hunter of tne M. .
church read the marriage lilies. The
guests were received by Miss Crete
Briggs and Mrs. Walter Stempel of
Lincoln. Preceding the ceremony
Mrs. E. H. Wscott sang "itecpue"
by D. Hardelot. Miss Estelle Baird
played Mendelssohn's .vedding
Little Louise Foster, niece "of the
bride carried the ring. Miss Ancie
McCarroll was bridesmaid and Ralnh
Larson groomsman. The bride as
accompanied by her father.
Simple decorations of asters and
asparagus were used on the porch
where the ceremony occurred.
A light luncheon was served in
the dining room by Missos J alia
Kerr. Edna Morrison. Mrs. James
Rishel of Glenwood. Iowa, and Mrs.
R. E. Andrews, of Omaha.
Miss Harriet Morrison of Wisner,
Nebr., presided at the gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Barkus departed on
No. 14 for Denver and other Colo
rado points. They will be at uorae
after Sept, 10, at O'Neill. Nebr.,
where the groom has a home ready
for the bride.
Out of town guests included. Mr.
and Mrs. R. E. Foster and children.
Union, Nebr.;Irs. C&as. Gustafson,
Western Springs. 111.; Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Stempel. Lincoln; Mrs. Nettie
Stanton and Miss Mary E. Foster of
Omaha. Mr. Frank Anderson. Chica
go, 111.; Miss Harriet Morrison, Wis
ner. Nebr.; Mrs. R. E. Andrews.
Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. Harry White,
Sioux City, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs.
Lester Barkus. aCsper. Wyo. ; Mrs.
Geo. South. St. Joseph. Mo.; Mr. and
Mrs. James Rishel. Glenwood, la.;
Leslie Kerr, Houston. Texas.
TANKS AND GUNS FROM
FRONT ARE IN OMAHA
People of this section for the next
couple of days will have an oppor
tunity of seeing some of the big
guns of the American, l-'rench and
British armies that struck terror to
the heart of the Hun on various
parts of the western front and has
tened the decision of the Germans
to shout the final "kamerad."
An army ordnance train, compos
d of fifteen flat cars loaded with
heavy artillery, tractors, machine
guns, etc., arrived in Omaha yester
day afternoon for a four-day exhi
bition which will be held on the
vacant property at 18th aad Howard
streets. Marks of Hun bullets are
plainly visible on the "tanks and
some of the other equipment. In
cluded with the display is a 12-ton
German tractor that was captured
during the heavy fighting, numerous
cranes, French 75's, British howitz
ers, and a complete mobile repair
shop. . The ordnance train is tour
ing the country to demonstrate. what
the ordnance department has ac
complished" in artillery construction
during the war, andalso in the in
terest of recruiting.
BEGGARS IN THE CITY.
From Friday's Dally.
Considerable complaint has been
made by the residents in various
parts of the city over a number of
cases of persons drifting over the
city begging from the housewives.
These parties appear to be Strang-J
ers who have stopped off to work
the town before resuming their
Journey towardmore fertile fields
and Chief of Police Manspeaker is
determined to put a stop to the
practice. . Anyone Who receives a
visit from these beggars is request
ed to notify the chief at once.
A. L. Conner, wife and children
departed this morning for Glen
wood. Iowa, where they were called
by a message announcing the ser
ious condition of the father of Mrs.
Conner, Mr. F. M. Scott, whose re
covery from his illness is not expected.
COAL SHIPMENTS LIGHT
ON BURLINGTON LINES
From Friday's Pally.
Coal traffic continues light. Th."
Burlington system's last tonnage re
port showed a loss of 39 compared
with the same week last year, while
reports from other roads show busi
ness in that line to be lighter than
a year ago. Consumers appear to
give no heed to the warning of deal
ers that coal may possibly not be
available during the coming winter
months.. General tonnage is less than
5 under that of the correspond inx
week a year ago, it is said. A heavy
rain movement counterbalance:? th:'
LABOR DAY PICNIC
AT SAGE'S GROVE
Labor Organizations Committee Se
lect Grove on Elias Sage Farm as
the Place for Holding Picnic.
From Saturday's Paily.
The committee on arrangements
for the big Labor day celebration
met last evening. to complete their
plans for the observance of the day
set apart to pay honor to the labor
ing interests of the country. The
committee on grounds have definite
ly located the site for holding the
picnic and the main features of the
day entertainment. This will be at
the emrp on the farm nf rilas
. . ,
three blocks off from Chicago ave-
nue. This is the test spot that cantioned ln doins so no one wouif
give the proper amount cf shade and
at the same time not be too far
from the city as in interfere with
the attendance cf the citizens.
Another of the features of the
day decided upon will be the aero
plane flights naderom the grounds
by one of the leading air pilots of
Omaha and if it is possible there
will be a second aeroplane secured
to aid in entertaining the large
number that is expected to be in at
tendance at the grounds.
For all those who love to dance
there will be a large dancing plat
form which will bo one of the best
that money can procure and here the
best of dance music will be furnish
ed all day for the lovers of the fox
trot and one-step. The committee
will see that all the dancers have
an opportunity of enjoying them
selves to the utmost.
In addition to the above amuse
ments there will be a merry-go-
round for the kids and plenty of
swings in which the youngsters can
The committee has arranged a
strong series of athletic events
which will embrace all manner of
sports and suitable prizes will be
offered for the different ones so
that there will be added interest for
all those competing for the various
The big picnic will continue all
day and those who attend are invit
ed bv the committee to come with
their families (if they have one)
and with well laden lunch baskets
and spend the day in the cool grove
and enjoy the program of the day
which will commence immediately
after the parade.
COMPLETES WORK AT NORMAL.
From Saturday"? Daily.
Miss Teresa Hempel who during
the past summer has been at Fre
mont completing her school work
and taking a special course of study
that has given her the degree of
bachelor of pedagogy. Miss Hempel
has devoted a great deal of time
and study to her work and the
awarding of the degree is an honor
well deserved jas( she has ranked
among the best qualified teachers in
the city. Miss Hempel has also re
ceived her life certificate as a teach
er in the Nebraska schools. Miss
Hempel returned home last evening
and will enjoj- a short rest before
resuming her school work in the
SESSION LAWS OF 1919.
County Clerk George R. Sayles
has just received a number of cop
ies of the session laws of 1919, em
bracing the laws enacted at the
last, session of the legislature, and
will be able to give the volumes out
to the members of the bar and other
citizens interested as long as his
supply Uetg. ,
Stationery at the Journal oflloe
CASS CO, BQY
Andy Schmader oT Louisville, a
Sailor on U. S. S. Illinois.
Has Eye On Dempsey.
From Fridays f.uily.
Cass county .'oenis to have a con
tender for the heavyweight cham
pionship lox?r of the world in the
person of Andy Schmader, of Louis
ville, who is at present serving on
the V. P. S. Illinois, but who will
shortly be discharged. The young
man has cr.mmunicateJ with his
friends at Louisville and with the
Courier editor to inform him as to
his return home soon and the fol
lowing record cf this husky young
Jackie is. taken from the Louisville
Courier. The Cass county people in
general will be pleased to learn of
l lie fine record made by the Louis
ville lad and hope that he will have
the opportunity of mixing things
with the mighty Jack in the near
The question the fight fans are
trying to i-olve today is who will
be the lucky fellow to take a fall
out of Jack Denip-ey, the newly
crowned champion heavyweight of
In answering that question some
will say and have already said
Carpentier; others Joe Beckett, and
so on down the line, until all first
. sf) (
second raters have been men-
mention the boy whose home is in
Cacr county. Nebraska.
At the age of 13. Schmader won
the championship hea vyweight belt
cf the navy and alo the fleet belt
rr.ft still holds the same.
- This, SCO. poirtid Jad fcas.a. . lict.of
K. O's. to his credit that no on" in
the heavyweight class would feel
ashamed to have marked up in their
Just a few of those he has fought
and put away follow:
Sailor Jack Neiman. dec, Navy. C
Marty Wilson. K. O., Brooklyn, 7
Young Ricketts, K. O., Brooklyn.
Al. Benedict. K .O.. Brooklyn. 7
Marty Wilson. K. O.. Brooklyn. 4
Terry Keller. K. O.. Brooklyn. 1
Jamaica Kid. dec, Brooklyn, 10
Harry Wilk, exh.. Van Court land
Park, 6 rounds.
Jack J. Smith, dec. U. S. S. Penn
sylvania, C rounds.
Ex-champion Joe Grant, K. O., IT.
S. S. Louisiana. 2 rounds
Joe Jeannette, draw. Hoboken. in
Battling F. Schunk. dec, Harri
Schmader learned the art of how
to hit with both hands while in the
navy. Sinking ships was pastime
for that boy.
He gets his discharge Septembe'r
10, then on the trail of Dempsey.
Some one heard him say, "those two
belts I have are very nice, but there
is one more to be added and I'm out
after -it strong."
NEW LAW ON COMMISSIONERS.
From "Fr1dny's Dally.
Among the many new laws enact
ed by the legislature of 1919 is one
relating to county commissioners in
the counties of the state. The law
which is taken from House Roll No.
166, puts up to the citizens of the
counties whether or not they have a
board consisting of five members or
three county commissioners. In th
counties having a population of
125,000 or over the law sets "the
number of commissioners at five
while in the smaller counties it is
up to the people themselves wheth
er this number -is chosen or a board
of three members is chosen. When
ever two hundred qualified Toters of
any county, who have voted at the
last general election, file in the of
fice of the county clerk not less than
thirty days before a general elec
tion, a petition asking for the sub
mission of the question of the num
ber of commissioners desired by. the
county, it shall be the duty of the
county clerk to submit this question.
The" notice of the election shall be
Included in the call for the general
election and 'the form of submission
j shall be "for three commissioners"
iuid "for five commissioners" plac-
: ed on the ballots used at the first
general election following the filing
. of the petition. The majority of
votes being cart for either the five
j or three proposition shall determine
the number of commissioners that
the er.untv holding the election shall !
Cass county has for a great many
years had the three commissioners
form of government and it is a ques
tion whether or not the voters of
tjie county would warm to the prop
osition of increasing the number as
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districting of the count v so as to.
create the two additional districts
although under the five form more
sections of the county would secure
representation upon the board.
MAKING BIG PREPARATIONS.
From Friday's Daily.
The committee of the union labor
organizations having in charge the
plans for the Labor day celebration
are arranging an excellent program
for the big event that will be one of
the largest Labor day celebrations
in the state. The business men of
the city have arranged a number of
purses which will be offered as priz
es in the dinerent athletic ana
sporting events and these are being
arranged by the committee in
charge. The details of the big pa
rade are almost completed and the
boys at the Burlington shops have
a number or tioats wnicn win tie
the finest and most unique seen in
the city, for many years. The var
ious organizations are taking a keen
interest in the plans for the big day
and every organization of organized
labor will be out to take part in the
parade and to enjoy the days outing
which has been provided by the conj-
mittee. The committee will meet
tonight to perfect the plans for the
dav and will then be able to give
out the compleie program so that
the general public can make their
plans to attend and have a big time
Tn honoring the laboring interests of
HERE VISITING WITH PARENTS.
From Friday's Daily.
Sergeant Carl Neumann of the
Marine Corps, is in the city enjoy
ing a visit with his parents.' Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Neumann and his many
old time Plattsmouth friends, while
enroute for the east on a furlough
and also to take part in the rifle
shoot of the marines to be held near
."ew York. Mr. Neumann is at pres
ent engaged in recruiting duty in
Oklahoma for the marines and has
secured a large number of recruits
or this branch of the service. Sergt.
Neumann has for several years been
assigned to recruiting duty with
the marines and despite his protest
was held in this duty during the
war being statioed at Kansas City.
He will leave next week for New
York and Boston for a visit before
returning to his duties.
Mrs. Frank Janda, sr.. departed
his morning for Omaha, where she
will visit for a short time visiting
with - friends.
Financing Tractor Loans
, Many farmers today have their automobiles and trucks,
power plants 'and machinery and now are using the "iron
horse" or TRACTOR.
You can save the work of two men and five horses on
a farm of ordinary size and use the tractor for any power
machine work on the farm it will climb and work on hills
as well as level land.
Progressive, modern methods of farming, economy and
increased production demand increased effort of the farmer
the tractor helps in this.
This bank, therefore, will help the farmer buy a tractor
on easy terms. Call and see us about it.
First National Bank,
"The Bank where You Feel at Home'
Grew Out of Recent Automobile Ac
cident Occurring on Chicago
Avenue Early in May.
From Friday' rally.
This morning the hearing of tl:.
case of XV. W. Wasley vs. Wallace
Warner was .occupying the attei:
ttfui rf County Judge Beeson, and al
tracted a large number of specta
tor?, most of whom are auto drivts
and ate interested in the outcome of
the case. The plaintiff sues for the
sum of $205 alleged to be due on .
count of a collision beMVeen a cvr
r.elonging to him and the autor"
tiile of .Mr. "Warner. The riefend.iM.
on the other hand, has filed a cross
petition asking for ?12? ('.amnios
from Mr. Wasley. ,The case grows
out of a mi:;-up on Chicago avert;-'
on Sunday evening. M:iy J 1th, wh-:i
bo!i cars were duriaped somcwl.i.t
by the collision. -The court will ha
tailed upon to pas on the responsi
bility for the accident as to W."
amount f damages due to the plain
tiff or Mr. Y'arner.
At the time of the acridgnt. Mr.
Warner was driving home from tii.-
main part of the city and as he came
south on Chicago avenue u tecon-t
car was discovered, coming from i h ..
south and as Mr. Warner ttirtod ow.
to pass the oncoming car his own
car crashed into the car of Mr. W;i--lev,
which it is claimed wa.s fiar;'!
ing by the si-le f t ! curb ai !
which hsid not been noticed by Hi
drivers of the other ears. The tii f
sufferer in the nccide'it however
William Birnhart. who was ::; liv
cut by bring thrown through i e
windshield of the Warner car.
Tht-re were a large number -f
witnesses in -the ea.-e and thh; af
ternoon it was siiil on trial le.'or
P0ST0FFICE TO FIGHT H. C. OF L.
'rom Friday's Da II v.
The local postoflice has be n in
structed by the postofflce department
at Washington to take up the fight
on the high cost of living by ieriv
ing orders for the purchase of the
surplus government food t-upptien
which are being released by th? w;T
department for the benefit of the
peop'.e of the country. The local
office will commence taking orders
Monday morning and continue fr
three day-. August IS. 19 and 0?h.
The orders r.ust be in duplicate and
in writing and the order accompan
ied by the amount of money called
for by the bill as well as the parcel
post charges. The price li?t of the
foodstuffs will be on display on the
lobby of the postoffice wher all who
desire to" purchase of the p'ver:i
ment stores can find the prire and
quantity of the articles they desire.
There will however be no ordrs tak
en until Monday morning.
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