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    Nebraska State Histori
cal Society
No. 34.
Leslie Tilmer Returns from a Ser
vice of Eighteen Months in
the Pacific Fleet.
From Friday's Dally.
Leslie Tilmer, a former employe
of the telephonec company in this
city, and who has been doing his
bit dring the war with the naval
forces of the United States, has re
turned from service and is once more
a full fledged citizen of the land of
the free.
Mr. Tilmer has been on service
with the Pacific fleet and has spent
the greater part of the time in the
far east on the Wilmington. He
speaks very interestingly of the life
in the cities and towns along
the coast of China and also of the
Siberian port visited. In speaking of
the Chinese the sailor states that
they are very dirty in their .per
sonal habits and their cities are
very unsanitary and In a great many
cases filthy, a great difference to the
neat and efficient methods of the
Mr. Tilmer departed today for
Omaha, where he will spend the day
and look over the situation with a
view to locating there in the future.
FromJ Friday's Dally.
After traveling constanly for all
but two days since the 18th of Sep
tember Lieutenant and Mrs. J. E.
DeWolf arrived in Weeping Water
Sunday night from Ft. Gibbon. Alas
ka and will visit here for some little
time as Jay has received his dis
charge from service. This completes
for him nearly twelve years of army
life. During that period he has
seen service in Cuba, the east coast,
the west coast and now Alaska. He
has been in all but two or three
states of the union.
He doesn't know yet whether he
will take up the duties of civil life
or re-enlist for military service. He
has some very attractive offers as
inducements to re-enlist.
Jay says that he and Mrs. DeWolf
both liked it find in Alaska although
there were many strange situations
to get used to. When something
was said about the cost of necessities
of life Jay stated that things were
certainly high priced in Alaska ow
ing to the freight cost of $65 a ton
to get things into that country. As
a result of the high cost of things
the smallest piece of money In gen
eral circulation is the 25c piece.
Nevertheless Jay reported it as an
actual fact that they 'bought some
dry goods in Alaska cheaper than
the same thing could be bought
here In the states. It was stock
that had been on hand since before
market prices raised.
Even if things do cost lots of
money In Alaska, they've got the
cash up there to pay for it. In fact
that's where much of our real mon
ey (gold) comes from. There are
many mines in the Ft. Gibbon vic
inity and Jay has several souvenir
nuggets that miner friends have
given him.
He also has a number of fine sou
venirs of fine Esquimo Indian bead
work, basket work and ivory carv
ing. Weeping Water Republican.
From Friday's Dally. ,
This morning Sergeant and Mrs
Carl Neumann were made a very
pleasing present when the stork
called at their home and left in their
c:ir a fine little son and heir. The
father is on recruiting duty with
the marines at Kansas City and has
with his wife been enjoying a visit
here with relatives and friends for
a time and this gives the little son
the opportunity of claiming Platts
mouth as his home town. The ad
vent of the little one has been a
great pleasure to the proud parents
and caused much rejoicing among
the other relatives and friends of
the' happy parents.
If you are not a subscriber to the
Daily Journal let us enter your name
on our subscription list.
From Friday's Dally.
Reports from the bedside of Jacob
Meisinger this morning state that
the patient has not shown any im
provement in the past twenty-four
hours and his condition is very
critical, with little prospects of his
recovery." The members of the fam
ily are at the bedside assisting in
the care of the aged father and
ministering to his needs in the hour
of sickness, hut the efforts of the
family and attending physicians
have not availed and the patient
continues to gradually grow weak
er each day.
Fred Byam, Alias James King, Found
to Possess a Membership Card
in f. W. W. Organization
From Friday's Dally.
Among the effects found on the
person of Fred Byam, one of the
Louisville robbers now at the Metho
dist hospital In Omaha, is a member
ship card in the I. W. W. organiza
tion. The card was turned over to
Sheriff Quinton until the owner is
able to receive it.
The card gives the name of James
King, under which alias Byam has
been traveling over the west and un
der which he assumed his member
ship in the Industrial Workers
of the World.
This member of the trio of rob
bers seems to suffer but little from
his injuries although it is still pos
sible that he as well as Thompson
may be compelled to undergo the
amputation of his leg.
Tomorrow There Will Be a Meeting
of the Memorial Association of
Cass Co., Held at That Place.
From Friday's Dally.
Chairman James Robertson of the
Cass County Roosevelt Memorial
association has arraigned for a meet
ing to be held tomorrow at Weep
ing Water to launch the campaign
that will be made to secure contri
butions for the fund that is to be de
voted to the purpose of erecting a
memorial to the late president, that
will represent the offerings of the
American people. The campaign is
to be made in the county during the
coming week and quick results In
the work is hoped for by the com
mittees in charge of it. At the meet
ing at Weeping Water a speaker of
national reputation will be present
to explain more fully to the people
of the county the purpose and aims
of the organization and the earnest
desire that the work be participated
in by the whole people. The meet
ing will be called to order at 11 a.
m. and a large number from all sec
tions of the country are looked for to
be present at the meeting.
Each contributor to the fund will
receive a handsome certificate stat
ing that they have had a part in the
work of preparing the lasting monu
ment to the memory of the great
American and which will be a cher
ished remembrance of the part they
bore in the great work. Especial
effort is o be made in securing the
assistance of the school children of
the nation in securing the monu
ment and the smallest contribution
from each child is what is desired
by the committee, in charge of the
From Friday's Dally.
The opening of the government
retail store in Omaha has caused a
great deal of interest among the res
idents of that city and in the near
by towns, where the prospective pur
chasers travel Omahaward to take
advantage of the opportunity offered
to purchase some of the good warm
government clothing and blankets
as well as the foodstuffs offered for
sale. The famous army blanket is
the largest seller on the market and
almost everyone going there returns
with a pair of the cold defying cov
ering that has proven the soldier's
best friend.
Number of the Men Employed at
Shops Have Misfortune to Get
Themselves Injured During Day.
From Friday's Dally.
As a prelude to the Safety First
two weeks that is to be commenced
over the entire Burlington s'ystem
next woek. the list of minor acci-
dents at the'shops In this city was
quite large yesterday and will re
sult in a number of the boys being
laid up for a few days.
Everett Rucker while engaged in
unloading trucks from a flat car
had the misfortune to have one of
the chains from the derrick strike
him on the face near the right eye
and inflicted a slight cut on the
face that necessitated the services of
a surgeon to dress.
Roy Mayfield was another of the
unfortunate ones and his left eye
was the target of a chisel - which
struck him Just over the left eye
but fortunately did not do a great
deal of damage although proving
quite a painful injury.
(Clarence Favors was engaged in
moving some sheet steel from under
a large tank when he caught one of
the fingers of his right hand result
ing in having it cut quite painfully
but not seriously.
James Matejka while assisting in
unloading a box car got his bead in
connection with a large section of
wood that caused him a few bruises
as well as small cuts and will' wear
a bandage for a few days. He was
shutting the door of the car when a
piece of the stop fell and struck
him on the head.
From Friday's Dally.
A suit to quiet title has been filed
a the office of clerk of the district
court Robertson entitled James W.
Sage vs. A. B. Cowan, et al. In the
case there are sixy-six defendants
named as parties to the suit. The
cast Involves quieting title to the
r.r.erty formerly owned by Mr.
Saije it the corner of Pearl ana Sev
enth streets. Attorney A. L. Tidd
appears in the action for the plain
Season Tickets to the Lyceum Course
to be Placed at Low Figure for
the School Children.
From Tuesday's Dally.
In order that the young people of
the city attending the public schools
may have the opportunity of enjoy
ing the excellent season of enter
tainment prepared for them in the
Coit-Alber course at the high school
auditorium this season, the mem
bers of the commercial club have
decided that the price for the child
ren's tickets this year will be SI for
the entire season. This is a rare
opportunity to enjoy a high class
entertainment at less than seventeen
cents a number. The main object of
the course is to place at the disposal
of the young people of the city the
advantages that this course offers at
a price that can be within the reach
of all and in making the season
tickets for children at $1 the com
mercial club feels that they are
placing it 'in the reach of almost all
of the children who attend the pub
lic school. The season tickets for
the general public will be set at $2
for the season which is very cheap
indeed as the numbers are well
worth from a half dollar to a dollar
each and for whicji that price would
have to be paid in almost any city.
This Is the first opportunity since the
season of 1916 that it has been
possible to hold a lyceum course in
this city as these activities were
laid aside in the time of war but
now that peace has returned the
members of our chief civic organiza
tion feel that. they are justified In
giving the general public the oppor
tunity of e'njoying the strong pro
gram of talent prepared by the Colt
Alber company for their entertain
Three full blooded brown turkey
gobblers for sale. Georga A. Shrad
er, Nehawka, Neb. 13-4tw
From Friday's Dally.
This morning ws one of the kind
you read about as the sharp biling
days of autumn arid those of the in
habitants of the city astir in the
early hours of the morning sought
the comforting heat of stoves and
radiators.. The heaviest frost of the
season visited this locality last
night and sent the temperature!
tumbling dangerously near the' freez
ing point. However, alter the long
summer months the cool weather I
comes as a pleasure and nuts into
the residents a great deal of pep
eai ueai or pep as
through the sharp
of the fine fall
they move along
biting atmosphere
day. .
Readers of the Semi-Weekly Jour
nal are hereby advised that the Mur-
dock and Avoca department, which
have been featured in the Monday
issue, will in the future appear in
Thursday s issue, along with the
Murray and Union departments,
beginning this week. The early
hour at which the paper goes to
press Monday mornings precludes
doing . justice to late over-Sunday
happenings in these two thriving
villages, so look for the big double
paper on Thursdays, containing the
news from the remotest corners of
the county.
Provides Counties May Hereafter Is
sue Bonds without Vote of Peo
pie to Replace Property
From Friday's Dally, i
The state senate by a vote of '22
to 3 passed S. F. No. 1 on Thursday
forenoon. As amended by the senate
committee on judiciary the bill -permits
county, boards to issue bonds
without a vote of the county electors
to repair damage to a county build
ing that has been partially destroy
ed by fire, mob, riot, storm or other
As amended by the judiciary com-
nlitee the bonds so issued cannot ex
ceed an estimate of the cost of re
pairs, which estimate the county
board is required to obtain in writ
ing before Issuing the bonds. The
bill also covers furniture, fixtures,
books and records partially destroy
Senator Andrew Erickson, of
Franklin, voted against the bill, ex
plaining that he believed it gives too
much power to a county board, and
as it applies to all counties and as
his own county has had a county
seat fight for many years, he feared
for what might happen should the
bill become a law.
"The bill contains the words,
without a vote of the people,' there
fore I vote no, said senator jonn
Swanson of Boone.
"It gives county boards too much
. t ? J r a T
power; 1 vote no, saiu oenaiui i.
V. Hammond, of Furnas.
Ail the other senators either voted
yes or were absent on roll call. .
This morning Mrs. Oscar Wilson
departed for Omaha,' where she will
spend the day visiting at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
S. Hall, and will also visit her aunt,
Mrs. Mary Brown, of Griswold, Iowa,
who was injured so severely a short
time ago in Omaha as the result of
being run over by an automobile as
she was engaged in alighting from
a street car.
Mrs. Brown has been doing nice
ly for the past few days and has
been able to leave the hospital and
is now at the home of her brother,
John S. Hall, where she will remain
until she is able to return to her
We print law brleu, sale bills,
letter heads, envelopes, statements,
checks. Invoices and In fact every
thing but money, postage stamps and
butter. Let us have your next job.
Discovery of Box of Shoes Lying
Along Burlington Right-of-Way
Reported Today.
From Thursday's Dais
The city of Louisville seems to
have become quite a center for shoe
thieves as not only have the robbers
been removing them from the store3
in the city but this niyr,li"S Sheriff
Quinton was notified that a large
box of shoes "'ffned to
& Smith' Deg3- California.
had been
found lying along side the tracks of
the Burlington in that city. The
box had been broken open and ap
parently several pairs of the shoes
Sheriff Quinton at once notified
the Omaha office of the Burlington
and a special agent of the company
arrived on the scene to look after the
repacking of the shoes and getting
a check on them to determine the
number taken and to dispatch the
remainder of the shoes to the parties
they were consigned to.
It is thought that the shoes were
thrown from one of the trains pass
ing through Louisville with the ex
pectation of later being picked up
by the members of the gang that
has been stealing shoes from the
different establishments in thai city.
Omaha Pawn Shop Owner and Parties
Involved in a Charge of Having
Stolen Goods Face Grand Jury.
From Thursday's DaiVy. ' '-'
' Yesterday while Shrih" ' C """D."
Quinton was in Omaha he was call
ed In cdmpany with W.-F. Diers,
the Louisville merchant, whose store
was robbed on the night of October
6th, before the grand jury in session
in Omaha, to take up 'the cases of
the three' Jew pawn brokers and
clothing dealers who came Into the
limelight as the result of the sheriff
unearthing the stolen goods oh their
premises. Sheriff Quinton present
ed the facts in the case to the jury
and pointed out the method of
stamping out the increase of crime
by shutting off the.' means, 'of. dis
posing of the Stolen-property i and
Mr. Diers made the identification of
his misWng,. property' "'The,' Omaha
authorities are urgmg an indict
ment of. the "fences" in the case
and hope through ' this method to
strike at the head centers of the
crime ring that has been pulling off
the robberies and holdups in Omaha
and the towns nearby for the past
several months.
Mr. Diers has been able to recover
all but eight pair of the shoes stolen
from his store and there remains
another suitcase of the' property
that has been shipped to Council
Bluffs and which Sheriff Quinton
will investigate. Among the prop
erty unearthed in the Omaha raid
by the Cass county sheriff was dis
covered a large number of pairs of
shoes belonging to J. A. Weber, a
merchant of Neola. Iowa, whose
place of business was robbed a few
weeks ago and who had been unable
to secure any trace of his property
until the discovery of the stolen
Diers shoes In the Omaha pawn
Sheriff Quinton returned last ev
ening from Omaha and states that
the man Fred Byam, or King, who
was shot in the hip is getting along
in fine shape and suffers very little
from his wound although the out
come of his case has not been de
termined but the condition of the
man Thompson is still quite serious.
The surgeons have not as yet oper
ated on Thompson to remove the
left leg which was badly shattered
by the effects of the gun shot -wound
but an amputation is absolutely
From Thursday's Dally.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. George
A. Kaffenberger jr., is gladdened by
the fact that a little son has made
his appearance there and will make
his home with the happy young par
ents in the future. The young man
arrived Monday at the home west of
the city and is now the center of
admiration frotu the happy- relatives
and the proud parents.
From Friday's Dally.
John W. Crabill came down from
Omaha lasr evening to spend a few
hours and reports that Mrs. Crabill
has not been so well in the past few
days and was compelled to return to
the Methodist hospital for treat
ment. Mrs. Crabill has undergone
an operation on the throat and
which requires constant care and
attention and her condition has been
such as to require her return to the
hospital. The patient is however re
ported as doing nicely and the hope3
for- her early recovery are very
Young Man Claims He Was Lured
Into the Robbery by Others
on Easy Money Promise
From Thursday's Dally.
City Marshal Charles Reihart, of
Louisville, came "down this morning,
bringing with him Walter J. Miller,
the young man captured there with
his associates in the attempt to rob
the F. H. Nichols store. The young
man was lodged in the county jail,
where he will remain until some
action is taken in his case, and
owing to the condition of the two
robbers in the Methodist hospital in
Omaha, it may be some time before
it is possible to arraign the three
men. The prisoner brought here is
quite young and claimed at Louis
ville that he was lured into the
robbery by the other men on the
promise of some "easy money."
From Friday's Dally
Sheriff Frank Stapleton of Spring-
view, K y p Pftfea V CpXi iU y ,VH aS: bean
in communfoation 'with Sheriff G. T.
Quinton as to the prisoners secured
at LoiiIsyiile "Tuesdtymorning ; in
the nope or neiwg aoie'-io locate in
them the parties who recently pull
ed off a robbery of a store at Spring
view. ' The robbery ' there resulted
in the theft of" a large amount of
silks in bolts and other articles of
dry goods. . The robbers on that oc
casion were provided with an auto
mobile in which they made their
getaway from the scene. The Keya
Paha county sheriff after looking
over the robbers decided that they
were not the parties he was looking
for as they were too young to answer
the description of the Springview
robbers. ,
The librarian of the public li
brary has been enrolled as a volun
teer to render to returned service
men all possible assistance in re
taining, reinstating, or converting
their government insurance. This
service is free, and information will
be glady given to all of these men
who will inquire at the library. w
Keep 'Your
I Nobody is quite happy under the pre
sent world circumstances.
f We are just out of a great war, a
orgy of waste and destruction. It is
notably a time "for keeping your head
when all about you are losing theirs,"
and perhaps "blaming it on you.''
CJ There are still ways to economize
and avoid waste. Have we forgotten
the lessons of thrift we learned in war
time? J Keep your bank account growing in
First National Bank
"The Bank Where You Feel at Home. '
Rev. Father John Vlcek Departed
Yesterday Afternoon for Schuyler
to Take Up New Duties There.
From Thursday's Dnfly.
Yesterday afternoon Rev. Father
John Vlcek, rector of the Holy
Rosary church in this city for a
great many years departed from the
city to assume charge of the St.
Mary's church at Schuyler. During
his years of service here Father
Vlcek has been very active in the
work of his parirh and has made it
one of the best in the state and has
a beautiful and well equipped
church that has been remodeled
during his rectorship and largely
through his pergonal efforts.
It is wMth the greatest of regret
that the members of the Holy Rosary
church part with their beloved rec
tor and trust that he may find suc
cess in his new charge. The retir
ing rector has been very popular
with the general public aside from
his church and his departure will
be much regretted.
Father Suesser of Ord. N'ebraskn.
will assume charge of the work in
the Holy Rosary parish and is ex
pected in the city soon to take
charge of the church and the affairs
of the parish.
Prominent Young Man of the Vicin
ity of Murray Passes Away at the
St. Joseph Hospital ' in Omaha.
From Friday's Dally.
This morning at the St. Joseph
Uopital In . Omaha,. Virgil Uriu.
one of the best known young inon
of the vicinity of Murray passed
away. Mr. Urish was operated on
at the hospital on Tuesday for a
severe case of gall bladder from
which he has been suffering for
some time ana his conaiuon was
such that made his recovery im
possible. This afternoon the broth-,
eri Henry Urish and the tisters.
Missei Lucille and Genevieve l.'rih
and Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Schafer
departed for Omaha to look ..after
the arrangements for the funeral.
The body will be brought to Mur
ray and the funeral held in that
place but the complete arrangements
have not been made.
Chester White .boars for Fale.
Trices reasonable and full pedigree
furnished free. Satisfaction guar
anteed or money refunded. Call or
write your wants. C. Rengen, My
nard, Neb.
Carter Albin of near Union was
in the city- today for a few hours
looking after some business matters.