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PLATTSMOtTTH, 1EBEASKA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1919.
MEMBERS OF FAMILY TOGETHER
FOR FIRST TIME IN THE
PAST TEN YEARS.
WAS MOST HAPPY OCCASION
Relatives of F. G. Fricke Gathered at
Home of Mr. and Mrs. C. G.
Fricke to Spend Day.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The beautiful home of Mr. ami
Mrs. Carl G. Fricke on North Ninth
street was the scene of a very happy
event on Sunday when the children
and nieces and nephews of Mr. and
Mrs. F. (I. Fricke gathered to spend
the day with the guests of honor,
and for the first time in ten years all
of the family were present to take
part in the happy occasion. The
day is one that will long be remem
bered as one filled with the most
complete happiness and pleasure to
Mr. and Mrs. Fricke as they gather
ed their loved ones around them in
a fine home reunion. The day was
spent in visiting and in the enjoy
ment of a delicious picnic dinner
which was served beneath the shade
on the lawn, and which proved u
most pleasing feature of the day.
Those who enjoyed the occasion
were Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Fricke, of
this city; E. A. Wiggenhorn. Jr., and
family. Miss Eugenie Wiggenhorn,
Miss Dora Wiggenhorn, Mrs. Lan
sing, all of Ashland: Mr. and Mrs.
A. C. Pancoast and family and Mr.
und Mrs. Unssell Harris, Omahu; Dr.
nl Mrs. A. A. Fricke, who have
just returned from Los Angeles; Mr.
and Mrs. C. G. Fricke and family.
Miss Dora Fricke. Fritz Fricke and
Kdwin A. Fricke. of Plattsmouth.
MEETS WITH ACCIDENT
From Tuesday's Pa!ly.
Word has readied this city of the
rather serious accident which befell
former' County Assessor W. R. Bryan
at Fort Collins. Colorado, on Monday
last, while he was alighting from a
moving train at the Fort Collins
station. Mr. Bryan, who is quite ad
vanced in years, was returning to
Fort Collins, where he is visiting
with his daughter, Mrs. Tom Miller
and family, and as the train came
into the station he tried to alight
from the moving train before it had
come to a complete stop, the result
being that he was thrown io the
platform, and received severe bruises
over his body as well as breaking
the bone of his nose, he having
struck his face on the stone plat
form. However, Mr. Bryan is rally
ing from the effects of the accident
and while he will be compelled to be
quiet for some time, is feeling much
better. Mrs. Bryan and daughter.
Miss Lucille, arrived in Fort Collins
from Plattsmouth the day following
the accident and have been assisting
in the care of Mr. Bryan.
ICE PLANT SUFFERS DAMAGE.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Among' the various damage done
about the city during the storm yes
terday, the ice plant on Granite
street was a sufferer from the visi
tation of a bolt of lightning that
burned out the ransformer and
badlv damaged some of the other
machinery which it is expected will
amount to around $300 cost when
it is all repaired. The electrical
machinery of the plant was a target
for the lightning which followed
the electric line into the building
and played havoc with the machin
ery. The plant has been greatly
crippled by the effects of the light
ning, but the damage will be re
paired at once and the plant will be
able to resume its work at full ca
For Sale: Eight room residence,
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Inquire- at office of
R. B. TriNDriAM.
ARRIVAL IN I).
S. OF ANOTHER
CLARENCE STAATS LANDED AT
TO BE HOME SOON.
WAS MEMBER OF THE BAND.
Of the 134th Infantry for Long Time,
Being Later Transferred to
Army of Occupation.
From Tuesday's Dally.
A message was received here yes
terday by George K. Staats announc
ing the fact that his son, Clarence,
had arrived in the United States,
having landed at Hoboken Sunday
and departed for Camp Merritt, New-
Jersey, to await being sent to Camp
Dodge, Iowa, for discharge. Mr.
Staats has had a great opportunity
of seeing the different portions of
the warring countries since his ar
rival overseas in the fall of 1918, as
he spent several months in France
in the 134th infantry band, which
toured the different leave areas and
recreation camps of the American
army along the south coast of
This young man was among those
who first entered the service from
this city, having quit his musical
work at the Nebraska School of Mu
sic, in Lincoln, early in 1917. to join
the 5th Nebraska infantry, and was
assigned to duty with the band of
that regiment and sent to Camp
Cody, iteming. New- Mexico, where
the regiment was re-organized as
the 134th infantry, and the band
was one of the. finest in that camp,
and on several occasions was select
ed for special concert work at dif
ferent points near Deming.
Mr. Staats on his arrival overseas
continued with the 134th band un
til it was" split up and the members
assigned to different bands in the
army of occupation. He was sent
to the band of the 10th Field Ar
tillery, third division and was sta
tioned along the Rhine until a few
weeks ago when the organization
was ordered to port to prepare for
embarkation for home.
It is expected that Mr. Staats will
arrive home either Saturday or Sun
day. PASSES THROUGH THIS CITY.
From Yuesday's Patty.
This morning Fred Ileitzhausen.
of Portland. Oregon, nephew of Mrs.
William Schmidtmann, Henry F.
Goos and Joseph Fetzer, of this
city, passed through Plattsmouth
on a troop train bound for the dis
charging point at Camp Lewis, Wash
ington, where he will receive his
honorable discharge from the service
in the army.
It was a matter of great regret to
the relatives here of this fine young
man that he could not have the op
portunity of stopping over for a
visit with them, but the rules of the
war department in regard to the
troops going to their home station
for discharge is such that it was im
possible for him to stop off for a
visit. Henry F. Goos and William
Schmidtmann departed on the early
Burlington train for Omaha, hoping
to have the opportunity of a short
visit with Fred, as the train was
scheduled for a short lay-over in
Omaha. Mr. Heitzhausen has been
in the ordnance department, attach
ed to the 3rd division in the army
MISTAKE IN ADVERTISEMENT.
ifrom Tuesday's Daily.
In the advertisement of the
Plattsmouth Produce Co., appearing
in the Evening Journal last even
ing, old roosters were quoted at 24c
per pound, and this is an error as
the quotations on these fowls are
only 13 cents per pound. The mis
take was made in setting the ad and
the produce company is not adver
tising such a high price for the old
Fancy itationeiy at thli office.
A BIG AFFAIR
PLUMB PLAN OF OPERATING
RAILROADS IS TO BE DIS
CUSSED AT LENGTH
PLATFORM DANCE A FEATDRE
Together With Other Amusenents
Program of Events Appears
Elsewhere in Paper.
Prom Monday's Dally.
One of the features of the Labor
Day celebration to be held in this
city on next Monday will be an ad
dress by a speaker of prominence at
the picnic grounds who will explain
the plan of management of the rail
roads of the country which has
been proposed by Glen Plumb, at
torney of the railroad employes un
ions of the United States, and which
bears the name of the proposer,
the Plumb plan. This is a matter
in which every citizen of the United
States is vitally interested as with
in the next few months the future
of the vast railroad interests of the
nation will be decided by congress,
whether or not they are to be turn
ed back into the hands of the form
er owners or to be continued under
the control of the federal govern
ment. Just what the Plumb plan
means and how- the changes are to
be carried out to put it into opera
tion is something that the general
public is quite eager to learn and
this Labor Day they will hear the
proposition explained by an advo
cate of the plan whereby the em
ployes of the roads may become
sharers in the profits of the fruits of
their labors and efforts. It will be
well worth hearing this proposition
explained and make the matter
clearer to the general public.
Worth While Events
Other interesting worth while
events of the day will indue races
and contests of various sorts, a big
wrestling match and a tug of war.
in both of which local union shopmen
will take part. Free lemonade will
be dispensed on the grounds, which
afford an excellent place for picnic
Promptly at nine o'clock the
parade of union labor will take
place on the streets, accompanied by
artistic floats decorated to resemble
he different crafts of workmanship
at the Burlington shops.
A program of the day's events ii
to be found on another page of to
day's Journal. Look it up and make
up your mind to celebrate Labor day
at home this year, or if you are an
out-of-the-city resident to come to
Plattsmouth and enjoy the hospital
ity so generously provided by the
ocal labor unions.
RETURNS FROM OVERSEAS.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon Robert Roddy
son or Mr. ana Airs. j. i:. uouuy.
passed through this city enroute
home from Camp Dodge, Iowa,
where he has just been mustered out
of the United States service after
service of eighteen mohths in France
with the American expeditionary
forces. Robert served overseas as a
wagoner with one of the hospital
units and saw a great deal of the
horrors of war along the front lines
during the drives of the summer and
fall of 1918 when the American
forces were driving back the boche.
His family and friends at Union
were delighted to have him once
more safe and sound with them.
INSANE CASE REPORTED
From Monday's Daily.
This morning the county board ot
insanity was notified that William
Carroll, an old resident of near Elm
wood, was suffering from mental
derangement and asking that the
board take some action in the mat
ter. Sheriff Quinton will go to
Elmwood this afternoon and accom
pany the aged man to this city for
Stationery at the Journal office
BUGGY IN DARK
MRS. MARY BLUNT SUFFERS A
FRACTURE' OF THE COLLAR
BONE AS A RESULT.
LIGHTS PRE NOT WORKING
Mrs. Elmer Taylor, Also an Occu
pant of Buggy, Lacerated by
Contact with Barb Wire
From Monday's Pallv.
Last evening shortly after 10:00
o'clock a very serious accident oc
curred on the Oak street road near
the cemetery when the buggy in
which Mrs. Elmer Taylor and moth
er, Mrs. Mary Blunt, were riding
was struck by the car driven by
August Koukal. The ladies were
unaware of the approach of the
automobile as the car was without
lights, Mr. Koukal having had some
trouble with the lighting system of
the car, it is stated. making it
necessary for him to return home
without the lights on the auto work
ing, and it was without any warn
ing that the automobile crashed in
to the buggy. The buggy was forc
ed from the roadway into a barbed
wire fence and the force of the con
tact between the buggy and the car
threw both of the ladies out, Mrs.
Blunt being thrown several feet
over the fence into a field of alfalfa
and in alighting she struck on her
shoulder causing a severe fracture
of the collar hone. Mrs. Taylor in
falling from the buggy was caught
on the barbed wire. and received
very severe lacerations on the body.
The injured ladies were given
medical aid as soon as possible and
are today reported as resting as
easily as possible although their in
juries as well as the severe' shock
of the accident makes their condi
tion quite serious.
TO PUSH BRIDGE REPAIRS
From Tuesday's Daily.
The citv council at their session
last evening decided to take up with
the board of county commissioners
the matter of the repair of several
of the bridges along the creek in the
west portion of the city as well as
the replacement of bridges where it
is necessarv. and the Streets, Alleys
and Bridges committee was instruct
ed to go ahead and interview the
board to see what can be done in
regard to getting these bridges fixed
un. There are several that have
been badly in need of repair for a
good length of time, but as th
:ountv has been aiding in the sew-
r proposition along Washington
avenue, that resulted in the doing
away with a number of bridges, the
residents of that portion cf the city
where the old bridges are located
have done without the repairs that
have been needed, but now feel that
heir turn is coming to .have some
work done on the bridges.
The condition of a number of the
bridges is very poor and the struc
tures should really be replaced witn
more substantial ones as it will be
several years before the bridges
can be replaced by a storm sewerage
system that will do away with the
Just what will be done in the mat
er remains to be seen but the resi
dents in the west portion of the city
are certainly entitled to have some
CARD OF THANKS,
We desire to express to our kind
friends and neighbors our deepest
appreciation of the kindness shown
to us during the illness and death of
our brother and uncle and for the
sympathy and assistance rendered
during our hour of sorrow. Mrs.
Mary A. Smith and Family.
AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE.
' Two new Hupmobiles. $1,000.00
One new Model 90 Overland,
$1085.00. T. II. POLLOCK.
VIOLENT ELECTRICAL STORM
PRECEDED THE RAIN AND
TWO COWS KILLED IN PASTURE
Residence on West Elm Street Has
Two Large Holes in Roof and
From Monday's Dally.
The violent electrical storm which
preceeded the rain tins morning, did
quite a great deal of damage in this
citv, hv striking in a number of
places. At the residence of Martin
Steppat on west Elm street a bolt of
lightning tore two large holes in
the roof as well as destroying the
brick chimney but fortunately no
damage was sustained by either Mr.
or Mrs. Steppat beyond being slight
ly shocked by the effects of the
John Cory was another of those to
suffer from the lightning as two of
his valuable cows were killed in the
pasture just east of the base ball
park. The two animals were un-
doubtly killed by the same bolt of
lightning as they were found lying
near each other in the pasture.
SHOP TEAM WINS OUT.
From Monday's Dqilv
The employes at the Burlington
shops who are almost all thirty-third
degree base ball fans organized a
team yesterday and journeyed over
to our neighboring town of Pacific
Junction to engage the town team
of that place in a game Of the great
national pastime as a result of
which the shop boys returned home
victorious by a score of 9 to 1. The
hoys from this city demonstrated
that they had the Iowa aggregation
out played in every department of
the game and found little difficulty
in bringing home the victory. Boggs,
the pitcher of the machinists team
of the shop league was on the mound
for the Plattsmouth team and threw
his usual steady game holding the
Iowa team to very few hits and re
ceived good support from his team
mates. Charley Ault cf the rip
track team caught the game and his
work aided materially in getting
the win for the shop boys. The
shop league has some mighty good
base ball material in the different
teams and from these they should
be able to select a team that could
get away with any other shop org
anization in this part of the state.
This is the first game played off of
the home grounds and the boys feel
well pleased over the showing made.
PURCHASES DELC0 LIGHT PLANT
From Monday's Dailv
Isy Rosenthal, the Delco light
man. has added two more Cass coun
ty farmers to the long list of those
who have their homes made light
through the Delco system as he has
just completed the installing of a
plant at the home of M. Hawkins
and George Hawkins, three miles
south of Eagle. The Delco system
has proven such a success that the
farmers who can afford a lighting
plant for their farms are installing
it. These lights gives the farm
home the same or even better facili
ties for lighting than those in the
towns and are a great comfort to the
farmer and his family as well as a
convenience in lighting up barns,
sheds, etc., and at very little more
cost than old and unsatisfactory
FRENCH PAPER CHIDES
AMERICA FOR DELAY
Paris, Aug. 25. La Liberte, com
menting today on the "efforts of cer
tain elements in the United States"
to have the peace treaty with Ger
many rejected,, says the woric of
winding up the peace conference
must be hastened.
The newspaper adds: "If America
is to withdraw her support - from
Europe, we do not see the meaning
of her Inordinate intervention In
Hungary, Rumania and elsewhere."
A CHANGE IN
D. NO. 2
ROUTE WILL EXTEND NORTH
WARD FROM WHERE IT
GOES AT PRESENT.
MORE PATRONS TO BE SERVED
Who Have Heretofore Been Compell
ed to Drive to Town for Mail
Takes More Time.
From Mond.iv'y Daily.
Postmaster I). C. Morgan lias re
ceived notice from the postofiice de
partment of a change in rural route
N'o. 2 out of this city, in pursuance
to a petition of M. A. Streight and
other residents north of the city on
the Kansas City-Omaha highway.
The change will include extending
the route northward from where it
is at present and taking in several
additional patrons who have heicto
fore been compelled to drive clear
into this city to receive their mail.
In making the addition to the route
the schedule of the carrier. Miles.
Allen, will be changed considerable
as it will require more time in mak
ing the deliveries to the patrons
along the route. The rural mail
route is one of the things whicii the
farmers of the country can hardly
afford to be without in these fast
moving days of the world and the
residents along the extension to the
local route are well pleased that
the postofiice department has decid
ed to give them this service that
will add materially to their comfort
HAS SAILED FOR HOME
rrom Mi ndnv's Daiiy.
A message, wan received yesterday
bv the family of C. C. Wescott an
nouncing the fact that Mr. Wescott
was sailing yesterday from the port
at Brest, France, for the Fnited
States, and that his arrival in a
week or ten days at New York might
he expected. This has been pleas
ing news to the wife and children.
3s Mr. Wescott has been overseas in
"V" work since the fall of 1918.
and he has been greatly missed in
the home circle as well as among his
many friends. Mrs. Wescott is ex
pecting to meet her husband at Nee
York and accompany him back to
!'is city. .
A FINE LITTLE SON
From Monday's Dally.
This morning the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Bert Schwinniker, south of
this city, was gladdened by the ar
rival of a fine little son and heir,
who together with the mother, is
doing nicely. The Schwinniker fam
ily reside on the Arthur Troop farm.
II. F. Patterson was a business
visitor in Omaha today for a few-
hours, going to that city on the early
morning Burlington train.
Tr; rinnlc raters to no narticular class of peoDie. The
same degree of helpful co-operation is offered to those of
modest means as is offered the well-to-do.
When advice is soup-ht on
ment, our officers are always
malities to go through in approaching them, and you will
rarely find them too busy to talk with you.
"The Bank where You Feci at Home'
K O O O
IS HOME FROM
THE U. S. NAVY
DISCHARGED FROM SERVICE AT
BREMERTON, WASH. AR
ENLISTED AT START OF WAR
And Has Seen Two Years of Service
with the Battle Fleet Glad
to Get Home Again.
From Monday's Dally.
Last evening Bon Windham, son
r.T Hon. !i. B. Windham of this city,
returned homoerom his service vii?i
the I'nited States navy during the
course of the war with German v.
having been released from servi.r
when his ship, the battleship Mon
tana, decked at the Bremerton.
Washington, navy yards. B-n is look
ing fine after his long service on the
ocean and feels that the experience
gained in different parts of the worbi
has been very valuable to him. ii
enlisted in the navy at tln recruit
ing station in Omaha at the out
break of the war with Germany an I
after a short training period i.t the
training station, was assigned to ac
tive duty with the battle fleet, serv
ing fir?t en the Missouri and later
being transferred to the battleship
Montana. where he remained tl.e
greater part of his term of service.
Ben was with the battle fleet in
their service in Europer..! water::
and in protecting the American trnon
convoys on their trip across th"
ocean, from the' attacks of the Ger
man -U-boats. Since the return to
American waters of the Montana,
the vessel was assigned to the net
Pacific fleet and Mr. Windham :;t
companied the boat on its trip thr.i
the Panama canal t.i the west coast
of the I'nited States and was on th"
Montana at the time it served s re
viewing vessel for Secretary of tlu
Navy Daniels in the review f:f the
IV.cific fleet at S;n Diego. From
Los Angeles the Montana was order
ed to the navy yard at Bremerton
for overhauling and while at thi
port Ben was given his disc harp
and returned to his home in tbi
The many friends of this youti ;
sailor are glad to welcome him Imnu
safe from the dangers of warfare and
his family are rejoicing that he has
once more been able to join the homo
circle. His action in entering the
service at the first call of his coun
try for its sons to defend American
rights on the high seas and in the
preservation of American idea! in
the world shows that he is a reil r !
blooded American citizen and his
record of service is one he may I.h
proud of during his lifetime.
J. B. Coleman. J. W. Burnie and
Bert Coleman, the contractor were
among those going to Omaha this
afternoon where they were called on
some business matters.
Questions of business or invest
accessible. There are no for-
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