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Eebraska State Histori
VOL. XXX VII.
PLATTSMOUTH. UEBRASKA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1919.
DIES AT HOME
MRS. C. R. BURDICX. IN OMAHA,
SUNLAY MORNING TO EE
WAS AN OLD RESIDENT HERE
Funeral Occurs Tomorrow Afternoon
at Omaha and Remains Will
be Brought Here.
From Monday's Daily.
Another of the old residents of
Plattsmouth has answered the last
roll call and parsed front the scenes
of his earthly activities to his final
reward, in the person of James M.
Johns. Ions years a resident of
Plattsmouth. who passed away at
1 o'clock yesterday morning in
Mr. Johns was for many year3
one of the most active figures jn the
life of this city and is familiar to the
older residents as a most genial
gentleman and one held in high es
teem liy those who knew him bet.
For several years Mr. Johns was
superintendent of the electric and
gas plant in this city but for the'
past twenty years has been largely
engaged in the plumbing business
and prior to his illness was employ
ed by the firm of John liauer. In
the past two years he has been in
very poor health and practically
helpless in the last months of his
sickness. In the fall of 1D1S Mr.
Johns removed to Omaha where his
daughter. Mrs. C. It. Burdfek und
Luiiily resided. &nd made his home
v. th them during his remaining
days and their tender care lighten
ed the burden that the jK-kne:s and
suffering laid upon him.
Mr. Johns was sixty-four years of
age at the time of his death and for
a number of years has been a mem
ber of the Royal Arcanum lodge of
this city in which he was insured
To mourn his death there remains
the daughter. Mrs. Florence Bur
dirk, of Omaha, the wife proceed
ing Mr. John in death. Mr. Johns
was married a second tiiu ' in
H'17 to Mrs. Minnie Tipton
hirp tracic death occurr-! in this
r'ty last ( hrii-tmas while Mr. Johns
was ill in Omaha.
The funeral will be held from the
Durdirk home in Omaha tomoriow
and thp body brought to thi.i city
to be laid to rest In the family lot
in Oak Hi'.l cemetery.
The remains cf Mr. Johns will be
brought to this city by automobile
hearse and short services will be
held at Oak Hill cemetery at 10:30
Tomorrow morning which the old
friend of the family may- attend.
WASLEY GETS VERDICT.
From Monday's Dally.
County Judge A. J. Beeson this
morning handed down a decision in
the cafe of Walter YV. Wasley vs.
Wallace Warner in which the court
found for Mr. Wasley and gave him
a judgment for $394.75. the amount
sued for. This case has attracted
quite a good deal of attention among
the automobile owners of this lo
cality and grows out of the acci
dent on Chicago avenue on May I
llih when the car of Mr. Warner
ran into the Wasley car while it
was parked near the f has. Troop
residence. It is probable that the
case will be appealed to the district
crurt for another trial.
CARD OF THANKS.
We take this moans of expressing
to the many kind friends In Platts
mouth. our heartfelt appreciation cf
the sympathy shown to us in the
hour of grief and sorrow in the
death cf our beloved aunt. Mrs.
Diana Campion, and assure . the
friends that their acts of kindness
will be ever remembered.
MRS. UNA RICHTER.
. MRS. CHARLES GIDEON.
MRS. R. AARONSHIELD.
MRS. MARY NICKF.LSON.
I SITS BRUSSELS. BELGIUM.
Fr.m Monday's Iat1v.
1. V.. Puffr.er. of Omaha, who was
:n the city over Sunday visitin
with his old time Plattsmouth
friends, tells of receiving a letter
from his son. Horace B. Ruffner
who has been attached to the ord
nance department of the American
army of occupation along the
Rhine. Mr. Ruffner has just paid a
visit to Rnissels the capital city of
Belgium and describes that portion
of the country as the most beautiful
he has seen in Europe and the cap
ital city as a wonderful place. Dur
ing his service Mr. Ruffner has
visited a large number of places in
France and Germany and is now
sightseeing in Belgium while await
ing an opportunity of returning to
the states. He expects to leave for
home some time during September
MAN 10 MARRY.
Tcllock Pannele of this City ajid
Miss Helen Louise Bird of Chicago
to be Married on Wednesday.
From Monday's Dally.
The society department of the
Omaha World-Herald has the fol
lowing very interesting story of the
romance attached to the Pannele
ranch home in Custer county around
which, incidently is woven the ro
mance of Mr. Pollock Parmeie. who
has had charge of the Parmeie in
terests in the west, and Miss Helen
I ci'Ife Bird of Chicago. Miss Bi.'d
is a niece of Mrs. Thomas E. Par
meie of this city and well known to
a large number of the younger so
"A charming bungalow, located
on the ranch formerly owned by
Major Harry E. O'Neill, we'.l known j
Omahan. and which has been the
setting for a number of romances. I
once more comes into the snotlieht
t. t..;j -i .
M II II I'd 1 1 I UIU BlIII BLAr UlirLIUI. j
Major O'Neill, who entered the
ouartermaster's department of the
United States army at the outbreak
of the war. sold the portion of his
ranch containing the bungalow to
(' C. Parmeie of Plattsmouth. Neb.,
pnd now it is announced that a
harming wedding Is to take place
C:ere next Wednesday. On that
date Miss Helen Louie Bird of Chi
cago, daughter of Mrs. Anna Bird
and a niece of Mrs. Thomas E.
Parmeie. will iarry Pollock Parmeie
al-o of Plattsmouth. The bungalow
will be wreathed with flowers and
the young people will henceforth
make thir home in the house.
This bungalow has offered hos-
nitalitv to manv Omaha people. In
. ' nwnpr ,:,. it ,,
for the purpose of entertafninr hi
friends, as he did not occupy it him
Felf. Many Omaha peonle viittl
the ranch before Major O'Neill mov
ed to Washington. D. C. It is rum
order that a number of romances
which later culminated jn marriage
had their incipiency at the ranch
bungalow while merry parties of
Omaha visitors were being enter
tained thre. An Omaha architect
is said to have popped the piostion
to his sweetheart while she was
sected on a very handsome plow
which the ranch boasted.
If the new marriage prove? to be
as happy as the one which followed
this earlier wooing, then indeed all
will be well."
TEIEPHONE COMPANIES CITED.
frnni Vonav Paiw
The local telephone companies op
erating at Alvo and Murdock in the
western portion of the county seem
to have irotten in bad with the state
conmiion regulating the telephone
rates. The two companies it is
claimed, without authority from the
state commission raised the rates for
the service in their territory with
out the proper authority and for this
they have been cited to appear be
fore the commission and show the
For Sale: Eight room residence,
modern, large lot and other im
provements, close in, $4250. Also
seven room residence, clone in $2350.
Inquire at office of
R. B. WINDHAM.
Itchip? p'les provoke profanity,
but profanity won't remove them.
Doan's Ointment is recommended
for itching, bleeding or protruding
piles. 60c at any drug store.
Ini n nrcsnniT
HERE LAID TO
MRS. EIANA CAMPION. AN AGED
LADY. PASSES AWAY AT
LIVED HERE EIGHTEEN YEARS
And Was Well Known to Manv of
the Old Residents Remains
Brot Eack for Burial.
From Saturday's Pally.
The old friends and neighbors of
.Mrs. Diana Campion were shocked
and sorrow stricken Saturday even
ing when the message was received
here announcing the death of this
splendid Christian lady at Cj Pi-
bridge. Nebraska, where she has
been for a short time visiting at the
home cf her cousin, Mrs. James
Mrs. Campion made Plattsmcuth
her home for some eighteen years
and a few yeart ago removed f
Donelson. Nebraska, where she made
her home with her niece. Mrs. Chsrh-s
Gideon. Mrs. Campicn has for sever
al years been in very poor health
and her removal from this city was
occasioned by the desire to be near
the members of her family that they
might care for her during the re
maining years of life. Mrs. Cam
pion was seventy-two years of age
and was a natice of Ireland, having
been born near Athlone. and while
a child came to America where she
has since resided. The husband pass
ed away nineteen years ago . and
since that time the deceased lady
made her home for the greater part
lor tne time in nausmoui n. a iew
weeks ago she came to Cambridge
to visit her cousin and about a v.-eek
ago was stricken with paralysis and
never recovered from the effects of
the stroke gradually sinking into
her final rest.
The body of tlvis old friend and
neighbor arrived in the city last
evening on No. 2 over the Burling
ton and was taken direct from the
station to Oak Hill cemetery where
a short and impressive service was
held by Rev. L. W. Scott, pastor of
the Christian church of this city and
Rev. D. A. Voutsey of Elmwood. Ne
braska, and all that was mortal of
this kind and loving friend and
neighbor laid to the last long rest.
The funeral se.iees were attended
by a large number of the old neigh
bors and friends of the departed and
the body was accompanied from
Cambridge by Mr. John Battle. Lex
ington. Nebraska. Mrs. Rachel
Aaronshield. Denver, "Colorado, and
Mrs. Mary Nickelson. Mountain. Ok
lahoma, nephew and nieces of the
WIFE RETURNS HOME.
From Monday's Pally.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Floyd Chalfant, throughout the
county will be pleased to learn that
Mrs. Chalfant. who for the past two
weeks has been at the hospital in
St. Joseph, Missouri, has so far re
covered as to be able to return to her
home at Centralia, Kansas. Mr.
Chalfant accompanied his wife
home and she is reported as show
ing great improvement in her
SELLS RESIDENCE PROPERTY.
From Monday's Dally
James W. Sage, Saturday, dispos
ed or the third of his cottages on
South 7th street when he closed the
deal whereby Mrs. Rose Cogdill of
Holdrege, Nebraska, becomes the
owner of the cottage. The residence
property is strictly modern and ex
cellently located near the main por
tion of the city and will make the
new purchaser-a cozy and comfort
able home. Mrs. Cogdill, who is a
sister of C. R. Frans of this city
and Mrs. Joseph Sans of near Mur
ray, will remove to Plattsmouth soon
and make her home here in the fu
ture. Although Journal want-ads cost
hut little the results they bring are
wonderful. Try them.
Stationery at the Journal office
VISITS IN THE CITY.
Fro n Monday's Dally.
James II. Donnelly, commi'oner
of the administ ration of ihe blue
sky law. recently enacird by the
legislature, was in the citv or. r
Sunday visiting with hi family.
Mr. Donnelly is now getting hi.s new
ofliee in shape to look after the busi
ness connected with the corpora
tions of the state which the new
law gives into the hands of this
commission. This is one of the im
portant brrnches of the state ad
ministration pnd with Mr. Donnelly
in charge has one of the most cap
able men of the state fir the posi
tion as his long experience with the
state bank examiner's office has
made him familiar with the hand
ling of work of this kind.
TWO YOUNG MEN
ARE UNDER ARREST
Frank Hoffman and R. B. leech of
Weeping Water Arrested Charged
With Stealing Valuable Jewelry
From .Monday's Dail.
Through the efforts of Chief of
Police Manspeaker and Sheriff Quin-
ton. two young men wanted at Klk
Point, South Dakota, were rounded
up and placed under arrest yester
day, charged with having taken sev
eral valuable rings and other ar
ticles of jewelry from the home of
man named Harrington at E!k
Point, about three weeks ago.
The owner of the jewelry arrived
in the city Saturday and reported
the case to Chief Manspeaker. who
at ojice got busy and after a few
hours was able to secure Fran!;
Hcffman. but owing to the absence
of Sheriff Quinton from the city it
was not until last night that Leech
was placed under arrest at Weeping
Water -by Marshal N&el of that
place and brought to this city.
The story told by Mr. Harrington
to. the authorities is that the two
young men had been employed by
him at his farm near Elk'Point for
several days and on being paid off
for the time on Saturday night,
agreed to work for another week.
The family of Mr. Harrington left
the two men at the farm to take
care of the place and drove to a
nearby town for a visit, leaving as
was their custom, ouito a number of
valuable ring and other articles of
jewelry at the house. On the re
turn of the family the rings were
missing and also the two men. Hav
ing learned of the home of the two
men Harrington came to Plattsmouth
Saturday and gave the particulars
to the authorities here with the re
sult that the men were arrested but
the missing articles of Jewelry not
Sheriff Quinton on learning the
story called the sheriff of Union
county. South Dakota, and secured
the warrant for the arrest of the
two men on the charge of having
taken the jewelry from the Harring
The men will be held here pond
ing the arrival of the South Dakota
sheriff to take them back to Elk
Both of the young men have been
in Dakota for some time working in
the harvest fields and returned just
a few days ago. Hoffman coming to
his home in this city while Leech
returned to Weeping Water.
CHANGES IN GAME LAWS.
From Tuesday's Dally.
County Clerk George R. Sayles has
been informed by the department of
agriculture of the state to impress
upon the sportsmen of Cass county,
the changes made in the gam Hws
of the state of Nebraska covering
the open season on game birds. Ihe
recent session of the legislature
amended the game laws by taking
off on month from the open i swon
for prairie chickens. Under the old
law the season opened on Septemh.-T
15th and continued until November
15th but under the law recently
adopted the season does not open
until October 15th and closes No
vember 15th. gving but one month
in which to kill the game bird3. The
Fame open and close seasons as In
effect under the old law is stiil ef
fective as regards game birds out
side of prairie chickens. There are
a large number of the sportsmen of
the county who enjoy the sport of
hunting these birds who will be
much interested to learn cf the
changes made in the law.
RED SOX DE
UIUAHA TLA&L LOtS TO PLATTS
MOUTH YESTERDAY IN A
GAME FREE FROM CRABBING
Sox Infield Resembled That of Old
Folks Hons But They Can
All Play the Game.
From Monday's Daily.
The Outlaws of Omaha, who two
weeks ago copped t lie gam- against
the Red Hose aggregation met de
feat yeeterdav afternoon when the
heavy hitting Sox proceeded to
knock hte slants cf Hank Pete-son
all over the lot and came off easy
winners. The local team played an
excellent game throughout both in
the hitting and fielding and Manag
er Beal's colts proceeded to show up
the Omaha lads in every department
of the game. The Sox infield great
ly resembled an oil folks home as
the combined ages of the players ag
gregated 190 years but the way
Mac. Smith. Herold and Christie
operated it might have been a team
of sixteen year old youths and de
spite the infirmities of age the boys
raced around the circuit with all
the freshness of years ago.
In the opening inning the visitors
tallied one run. Anderson hit safe
to center field and -when Atkinson
failed to handle the grounder of
Peterson. Anderso-n tallied. The
Sox however made the lonely run of
the Outlaws Irok sick in their half
of the opening when they opened a
bat fest which reunited in five run?
being made off of the visitors. Deal
led off with a walk; Smith was safe
on a grounder to third; Herold sac
rificed, scoring Peal; Mason hit safe
to the center field and Smith tai
led; Eddie Gradoville proceeded to
liven the game up with a two sock-
er that scored Mason; MeCaulcy. the
grand old man of base ball connect
ed with one cf Peterson's outs and
landed it in center field scoring
Gradoville and reached third base on
the throw cf the catcher: Burn? laid
a hot ope down through short that
scored Mac. Beal closed the in:si:i
by a fly to Simpson m center.
The second session saw another
onslaught on the visitors that put
the game to the good for Platts
mouth when four more runs were
tallied up. Smith opened the inning
with a safe hit to center; Ilerold
was safe on a slow throw to first
base and when William Harvey
Mason rapped the ball for a single
Smith came home; Ed Grndoville
then ecnred another two bagger
that scored both Herold and Mason
and when Hums hit to right for two
sacks Kd came over with the fourth
run of the inning.
In the third inning the visitors
were lucky in getting two addition
al runs as the result of Johnnie
Shields connecting with one of At
kinson's straight ones. Lindeman
had been walked by Atkinson and
John following him landed on the
pill when Atkinson grooved it and
lost the ball In center field and
scored Lindeman. coming In himself
on the throw in.
In the fourth inning the Sox
again tallied when Bill Mason hit
for three sacks to the center field
and on the wild heave home scored
The eleventh score of the game
was added in the seventh innin?
when Beal hit to right field and the
Outlaw on duty there dropped the
ball letting Beal make it a two sack
er and Pete Herold putting a hot
one through Maher at short-brought
Beal home with the run.
The game while rather long and
drawn out was free from argumenf
or rag chewing as the Omaha lads
are a fine bunch of boys and the
fair and impartial manner in which
Umpire Ed Long handles the game
does not give anyone an opportunity
to crab on his rulings.
Most disfiguring skin eruptions,
scrofula, pimples, rashes, etc., are
due to impure blood. Burdock
Blood Bitters as a cleansing blood
tonic, is well recommended. $1.25
at all stores.
GLASS EXPERT HERE.
From Tuesday's Dally.
! This morning John G. Claus, who
. is employed by the Henry R. Gering
I company in Omaha, came down to
look after some business affairs and
visit with the old friends, and
bringing with him Michael Volner
representing the Pittsburg Glass &
Paint Co. Mr. Volner came to in-
- i spect the colored art grass windows
Jin St. Luke's Episcopal church with
a view of matching some of the art
glass thr is in need of replacement.
Mr. Volner is one of the experts in
art glass work in the west and has
long been engaged in this line of
TAKES YOUNG MAN
TO SOUTH DAKOTA
Sheriff Quinton Departs For Elk
Point. South Dakota, With
K. B. Leech.
f rt.n Tuesday's Daily.
Last evening Sherifi' C. D. Quin
ton departed for Elk Point. South
Dakota, taking with him It. B.
Leech of Weeping Water who was
one of the young men apprehended
by the sheriff for the taking of sev
eral valuable rings from the home
cf a man named Harrington near
Elk Point, three weeks ago. The
young man has given to the authori
ties the story of. the taking of the
rings and will be given an oppor
tunity of making a clean breast of
the matter to the court of Union
county. South Dakota, and it is hop
ed to have him paroled to his rela
tives in this county. As this is the
first offense in which Leech and
Hcffman Lave been engaged in it is
thought that the court will probably
look on the matter in a lenient man
ner and allow the boys to return
here to serve cn parole. The . two
rings take have been returned to the
owner and their value is estimated at
close to $350. Mr. Harrington is
not demanding the punishment of
ihe two young men now that, the
rings have been returned and they
probably will be able to escape with
out sufering the penalty of the law.
COL. "BILL" MOORE HEBE.
Prnm Tuesdav's Pally.
Col. "Bill" Moore, known through
out the middle wet as a mining pro
moter, is visiting friends in the city
a few days. Col. Moore is tlx man
who has walked from the .!U:ot:ri
river to Denver more times than l.e
Vis finr-crs cr. both hands ar.d he
was also interested in the Gold King
project. w.?l known to m3ny )o':il
investors. Just now he is pivmot
ing zinc mine work at Joplii;. Mi.
He denies the rumors that t tit bot
tom has i"ikn out of mining activi
ties at Joplin since the end of the
war and says the town is sti!l i:i a
very thriving condition. Nebraska
Try a Journal
A World- Wide Reputation!
The war has brought many of us to see things in a
larger way in a world-wide way. But it didn't take the en
trance of America into the war to bring the Federal Reserve
Banking System before the people of Europe.
The year it was established it was recognized by financial
experts the world over to be the ideal arrangement, for it in
corporated all the good points of the old world systems with
the initiative and power of America.
This bank as a member of the Federal Reserve is proud
to offer the people of this community a service which is not
local not state-wide, but national in its operatio'n, and world
wide in its reputation for Safety, Satisfaction and Service.
First National 0
"The Bank where Yon Fed at Howe"
tfOUNG f.lflfJ FOUND
IN SERIOUS SHAPE
Domestic Troubles Culminates In
Serious Illness of
irom Tuesday's Ia!ly.
This noon Dr. It. P. Westover was
called to the home of Henry Perry
on south Tenth street bv a message
from one of the neighbors announc
ing that Mr. Perry was in serious
condition there and that it was fear
ed he had attempted to t:d his life
as the result of oomeslic troubles
which has culminated in the wife
departing yesterday afternoon. (in
the arrival of the physician Mr.
Perry was found quite sick but de
nied that he had attempted to com
mit suicide and the case seemed to
be rather more of a nervous break
down than anything e!-e a ;ui ex
amination failed to "disclose anv
races of poison.
The troubles of the young iii.ni
date back to some three years ago
when he was first married and .-ev-
ral times the household has been
disrupted by the wife leaving and
several times the husband has af-
fcted a reconciliation with her but
these brief periods would be follow
ed by more irouble. Last Fridny
the wife left hem and Sunday. Mr.
Perry.- in company with Sl-erin'
Quinton. visaed Omnha and located
er at one of the ho'ila where she
procured employment and after a
conference She was induced to r--turn
home and it seamed as though
for a time the breach in the Tamily
ties had been repaired but thi was
oon proven a failure as yrsterd.iy
fternoon Mrs. Perry during the ab
sence of her husband packed up In r
belongings and left presumably for
Omaha, leaving the husband with
the care of their young child.
These many burdens have borne
heavily on the young husband who
ha? been ve-y much devoted fo th
wife and his worry has arjparenily
led fo the condition he was found
in this noon. Such cases are verv
unfortunate and regretted by j 1 1
those aequaited with the young peo
ple and efforts have been made to
eep the ties of homo together by
the friends of the couple but the b.-t
efforts have availed nothing and the
case seems to have reached the f'.nisli
st a ge.
PURCHASES NEW HOME.
From Tuesday's !'nll.
Joseph J. Wo' ter. one of t i, e
enterprising young men of the ciiy
has purchased the residence prop
erty of Joseph Hadraba on v c"-t
Vine street and this excellent piece
of property will hereafter be the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Woostcr and
family. Located in a very phasnvt
part of the city the plate will make
a delightful home. Mr. Ikulrab.i
and family are now residing in th"
E. C. Hill property on west Main
street which Mr.' Hadraba purchas
ed some time ago.
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