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PLATTSM 0 TJTH, KEEEASKA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1919.
CAR RIDE IN
SOME $55 EXPENDED BY OFFI
CIALS IN SENSING OUT
ELMWOOD MAN LEARNS FACT
When He is Compelled to Pay Costs
of Trouble Occasioned by His
From Thursday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon the matter of
the Elm wood car that had been re
ported stolen occupied the attention
of the county attorney's office and
the parties chiefly interested were
In the city to discuss with the coun
ty's legal representative the facts In
the case. The young man taking
the car was with the party and ex
plained that the affair was one of
pure thoughtlessness as he had no
intention to trying to steal the car,
but had desired to use it for a few
minutes and the owner, John Bick
ert. not being near to be notified, he
jumped in and sped away, but on
his return later found that a gen
eral alarm had been sent out in re
gard to the car having been stolen.
The county attorney pointed out j
to the young man the serious effects
that the taking of the car had had
and the cost that had been piled up
by the state officers In sending out
notices and warnings to be on the
lookout for the machine.
The young man agreed to pay the
cost that had been incurred by his
act and returned to his home with
the owner of the car, Mr. Bickert.
The state, it is reported, has had an
expense of something like $50 in
sending out messages and telephone
calls and Sheriff Quinton has spent
something like $5 in trying to lo
cate the car prior to its being re
turned to the owner.
The case is one that should serve
as a warning to others not to bor
row cars without first notifying the
owners, as it is quite costly and
with a hard boiled auto owner it
might have serious effects for the
ARRIVES AT HOME
Plattsmouth Young Man Who Has
Been in Service at Fort Des
Moines, Returns Home.
Among the very last of the Platts
mouth men to be released from the
service of the army is John Heinrich,
who is back home once more for a
visit with his mother, Mrs. Mary
Heinrich and other relatives and
friends. Mr. Heinrich has been in
the service of the United States some
eishteen months, having left
city early in 1918 and was first sent
to Fort Riley. Kansas, where he was
assigned to the medical corps andiwtch decoration
trained at that post where the spec
ial work of the medical department
was being carried out.
After spending a few months at
Fort Riley in training, the young
man was assigned to the general
hospital at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.
a post just outside of Ihe city of
imiined since that time assisting in
taking care of the special chemical
experiments in which Mr. Heinrich
has been very adept. This young
man has made a study of pharmacy
and his excellent work in this line
made him a very valuable addition
Xo the force at the Des Moines hos
pital, but served to retain him in the
service perhaps longer than he would
have been otherwise.
Mr. Heinrich was released from
service on Monday and at once has- result was given considerable diffi
tened home to visit his mother, ar- cuity in getting his machine as the
riving here on Tuesday and he is Omaha party tried to secure pay
certainly looking fine and feeling in ment of damages from Jack. From
the best of health as the result of what can be learned here of the af
his experience as a part of the armed fair the Omaha driver was fully as
force of thenation. His friends, in much to blame in the matter as Mr.
Plattsmouth were delighted to see Netizel.
him and to know he had experienc-i .
ed no suffering as the result of his1 wonderful dog scene in "The
experience. Heart of Humanity." Don't miss it !
IN VERY SERIOUS CONDITION.
From Thursday's Dally.
The many friends cf Mrs. N. 11.
Isbell will regret very much to learn
of the very serious condition of this
estimable lady at her heme west of
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in the best of health for some time
and for the past week has been ap
parently suffering from a general
breakdown of her health that has
confined her to her bed. The condi
tion of Mrs. Isbell has become very
serious and caused her family the
greatest of apprehensions as to the
Some Hard Hearted Individual En
ters Henhouse of Herman
Beichadt Last Night.
Frm Thursday's Dally.
Herman Rejchadt. the shoe re
pairer. for several weeks has been
engaged in the fattening and prepa
ration of two fine large size geese
with the avowed purpose of having
them adorn the family table Thanks
giving day. but this morning the
pleasant prospects were dashed as
the owner of the geese visited the
chicken coop at his home on Seventh
street and Washington avenue, and
found that the fat and toothsome
fowls had vanished over night.
The owner heard nothing during
the night that might lead to a sus
picion of the time the geese were
spirited away and it was a severe
blow when he found the fowls had
The geese weighed something like
seventeen pounds and were right in
shape for a fine toothsome meal and
doubtless this is the fate that has
befallen them, but not at the home
of the owner.
Mr. Reichadt states that if the
party taking the geese will return
one of the birds they may retain the
ether, as the family desires very
much to enjoy a real old fashioned
Thanksgiving day dinner with a
goose as the chief feature.
It sure was a piece of nerve tak
ing them, and anyone who can give
any inkling as to their whereabout?
will be amply rewarded by the ow
ner. MEET AT BAIRD HOME.
From Thursday's Dally.
The Q. Z. society of the Presby
terian church met with Misses
Carrie and Estelle Baird yesterday
afternoon. The inclemency of the
weather kept a number of the mem
bers and friends at home, but those
fortunate enough to be in attend
ance, were entertained in a very
pleasant manner. A short business
session was held at which time the
business matters of the society were
transacted. After the business ses
sion the ladies devoted the fleeting
moments to busily stitching on
dainty fancy work as they engaged
in social conversation with asso
ciate and friend. In deference to
the season, a most delectable lunch
eon, characteristic of Hallowe'en.
was served by the hostesses at a
suitable time. The napkins. also,
bore the Hallowe'en 'goblin anJ
The young ladies
tarried a few moments for a little
further social time and then about
f:30 dispersed, declared the Misses
Baird to be splendid entertainers.
HAS DIFFICULTY IN OMAHA.
From Friday's Dally.
While in Omaha Wednesday ev-
in company with several
friends Jack Neitzel had the mis
fortue t have collision with a
gmal Ford car iQ that city and as a
result of which both the car of Mr.
Neitzel and the other car were
somewhat damaged and it was
necessary to have them left in a
garage near the scene of the acci
dent. Yesterday , afternoon Mr.
Neitzel on going to Omaha to get
his machine found the owner of the
other car on the war path and as a
FATHER W. S. LEETE. RECTOR
OF ST. LUKE'S CHURCH !
IS AGAIN IN CITY.
HAD A MOST PLEASANT TIME
During the Four Weeks He Ha:
been Attending General Con
vention in Detroit.
From Friday's r-ally.
This afternoon Rev. Father W. S.
Leete returned home from an absence
of several weeks in the east, where
he has been in attendance at the
general convention of the Protestant
Episcopal church of the United
The convention was one filled with
history making for the church and
in his position as secretary of the
diocese of Nebraska. Father Leete
was able to participate in the ses
sions of the two houses of the con
vention. The estimable rector states that
he has had one of the times of his
life in the past few weeks, both in
the convention and in meeting with
the old friends with whom he was
associated in the church work in
Enroute home from the conven
tion. Father Leete stopped a few days
at Lyons and Clinton. Iowa, where
he formerly was stationed in charge
of parishes, and the opportunity of
visiting the old friends was one thor
oughly enjoyed. While in these two
Iowa cities Father Leete was enter
tained by a large number of his
former parishioners and friends,
which served to make his stay tin
GRAND OLD LADY
IS LAID TO REST
Mrs. Jane Colbert. Pioneer of Cass
County. Buried Saturday in
Cemetery Near Wabash.
From Friday's Dully.
The funeral services of the
Mrs. Jane Colbert, one of the
neer women of this section of
braska. were held from the church
near Wabash, where she had wor
shiped for so many years, on last
Saturday, and the remains of this
splendid mother, neighbor and long
time friend were laid to rest anion;;
the scenes where she had passed so
many happy years. The following
account of the funeral is taken from
the Weeping Water Republican:
"Short funeral services were held
Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence
Pool, just north of town, where de
ceased passed away. The service was
conducted by the pastor of the Con
gregational church. Rev. W. II.
"The regular funeral services were
held at the Baptist church at Wa-
bhsh. where Mrs. Colbert and hus
band were charter members vears
ago. I his service was in charge of
the Rev. W. A. Taylor pastor of the
Baptist church of Union, assisted by
Rev. W. H. Riley. Rev. Taylor was
a former pastor at Wabash for many
years and a very close friend of the
The services were largely attended
bv relatives, old neighbors and
friends who were desirious to show
their last respects to this grand old
lady who was always a true friend
"Too much could not be said of the
kindness and hospitality of "Grand
ma Colbert," as she was so familiar
ly known, not only during the early
days of the homesteading near Wu
bar.h but through her whole life she
was known to be assisting at the
sirlr homes or in Rome wav assiKiinsr'
the needy and her kindness will nev
er be forgotten as she was loved and
admired by all who knew her.
"Relatives who attended the fun
eral from a distance other than the
children, who were all present, were
the son-in-law, Ed Richard and his
daughter, Mrs. Albert Cassell and
husband of Palmyra. Friends from
Lincoln were Tay Richards and wife,
, George Towle. Mrs. Neil McCrory,
and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Pool. Many
J old friends and neighbors from Elni-
wood and Murray were present.
l "Sarah Jane Van Avery was born
at St. George, (. anada, February 4,
1S44. Moved to Michigan with hor
parents when about twelve years of
age. In 1SC2 was united in mar
riage to James Colbert, residing in
Berry county, near Middleville,
Michigan, until the spring of 1SCS.
when they came to Nebraska and
settled on a homestead one mile
north of Wabash, where she resided
until they moved to Weeping Water
in 1901. To this union were barn
ten children, two girls and eight
boys, of which all who were living
were present ai ner ueatn: ueorge
of Wauneta. Nebr; John, Frank and
Mrs. C. E. Pool of Weeping Water;
Thomas and Eugene of Wabash and
Perry of Elmwood. The ones pre
ceding her are Mrs. Edwin Richards
and Willie and Wesley, who passed
iroiu mis me a nuniiier ot vears
nesicies ner enimren. she leaves
five brothers and four sisters; t tic
only ones near here are Mrs. Alice
VanAvery of Wabash and Nelt Van
Avery of Inman. Nebraska. She also
leaves twenty-three grandchildren
and six great-grantlchildren to mourn
"Grandma pasted away Thursday.
October 23, at two o'clock, aged 7.".
years. S months and 1!) da vs. She
had been a membr of the Baptist
church since the age of sixteen and
was a charter member of the Bap
tist church at Wabah."
JOKE PROVES VERY
Dose of Patent Preparation Taken
by Donald Patterson, of Arap
ahoe Caused Poisoning.
From Friday's Pally.
Press dispatches from Arapahoe,
Nebraska, tell of a rather unfortu
nate mishap th:tt recently befell
Donald Patterson of that city. Mr.
Patterson. the report states, had
been advised by a friend to try a
certain preparation as a sure cure
for boils and from the result it
came near being a sure cure for all
his earthly troubles as after it was
taken the young man developed a
severe case of lead poisoning that
has kept him confined for several
weeks. He is now recovering but is
still suffering considerably from the!
effects of the strange mixture which
his friend had assured him had beer,
"tried." The young man is a grand
son of Mr. and M".s. William Mc
Cauley, of this city, and a nephew of
T. M. and R. F. Patterson, and has
been making his home with his un
cle, C. A. Patterson in Arapahoe
for some time.
Prom Thursday's Iallv.
This morning in the county court
petition was filed by Mrs. Ethel
Ratnour of Weeping Water asking
for the probate of the estate cf her
mother. Mrs. Lucy Zink. who de
parted this life in August cf the
present year. The deceased was
the widow of Turner Zink. fnrmer
county commissioner, who died in
1013 and left his estate in charge
of the wife, and which is now to
be divided among the various heirs
of the estate. The estate consists
of real estate of the value of $.".
000 and personal property of $4,
500. which under the will of the
late" Mr. Zink is to be divided equal
ly aniens the four children. The
petition of Mrs. Ratnour asks for
the anointment of Oscar and Fred
Zink as administrators of the es
tate. SECURES NEW BARBER.
Fmm Friday's Dally.
The barber shop of Clayton
i Rcencrans on North Fifth street.
. assistant in the person of
Mr. Martin Johnson, of Omaha who
arrived last evening and will take
up the barber work in this modern
and up-to-date shop assisting Mr.
Rosencrans in caring for the busi
ness. Mr. Johnson is an expert in
his line and will be ready to serve
all patrons with all the trimmings
tnat njs craft calls for
CHANCE IN EX
, ATT. RTTTPMP.WTf; WrTtlTTT-MP, f.VTT
25 LES. MUST EE PACKED
TIC PO'WT ATKrFT?c;
TO OCCUR DECEMBER TENTH
Changes in Requirements is Being
Made Public to Patrons of
From Friday's Dally.
Steps were taken today by Agent
R. W. Clement of the Burlington, in
charge of the city express office, to
prepare for the new express require
ments, which go into effect on De
cember 10. He has been advising
express shippers to study the new
rules, which have been approved by
the United States Railroad Adminis
tration, so that they may be able to
adjust their packing methods to the
forthcoming new standards.
Under the new regulations, which
are embodied in what is known tech
nically as Supplement No. 5 to Ex
press Classification No. 26. all ship
ments sent by express weighing in
excess of 25 pounds, must be packed
in wooden containers, or cartons of
fibre-board, pulpboard. or corrugated
trawboard material of specified "test
strengths." This means, aceordinc
to Agent Clement, that after Decem
ber 10. packages over the 25-pound
limit will not be accepted for for
warding by the American Railway
Express company, handling the ex
press business of the entire country
as agent of the Railroad Adminis
tration, if only paper wrapped. Nor
will ordinary paper boxes, wrapped
or unwrapped, be accepted as suit
able protection for these heavier
shipments. The regulations, how
ever, do not ar.ect shipments under
Regular shippers. Agent Clement
stated today, will not by mystified
by the new regulations, as they fol
low very closely the packing equire
ments long in vogue in the freight
service. The express regulations.
however, allow a little more la..tude
n the size of the carton used. The
enforcement of the new rules was
postponed until December 10, so
that shippers would have plenty of
time to prepare themselves for this
change in express packing standards.
Agent Clement expressed the opin
ion that these new rules will not
work any hardship on shippers, but
should operate distinctly in their
interest, as the rules will provide ad
ditional safeguards for merchandise
in transit. Moreover, they will es
tablish a uniformity of express pack
ing rules which heretofore has been
lacking. The new order does not
a fl eet the movement of food pro
ducts by express, which are ordi
narily shipped in crates or barrels.
"We believe," stated Agent Elem
ent, in explaining the new regula
tions, "that the shipping public will
welcome the new standards when
they understand them, and the rea
sons for putting them into effect.
"Never before in the history, of
the country has the express traffic
reached such proportions as it has as
sumed today. At the same time,
there has been comparatively little
increase in the amount of car space
available for this business. We have
been asked to carry heavier ship
ments and commodities of every con
"Before the war, it was possible
for car messengers to spread their
freight out on the floors of the ex
press cars without much congestion.
Today we are running dozens of
through cars between the big cities
and everyone of those cars is pack
ed to capacity. There has been a
similar congestion in the local runs.
"This has made it necessary for
express shipments to be stacked. As
a result, individual shipments have
had to be strongly enough packed to
be able to stand up for themselves,
and owing to the lack of uniformity
in this regard the new regulations
were formulated and finally approv
ed by the Railroad Administration.
The stronger containers required, wc
believe, will very perceptibly help to
improve the express service and to
protect the miscellaneous articles of
merchandise traveling through this
ihannel from damage or interference
An extensive educational campaign
lanned to explain to express ship
pers how the new requirements will
operate in the various trades which
depend upon the express service for
, a"u ai, I" ,Uhiruci ?xprtir!M
employes regarding acceptance of'
niatter for shipment under the new
Agent Clement is able to supply
of the spP,e-
nient No. 5 to Express Classification
No. 2fi, in which the new rules are
outlined in detail.
Miss Elsie Tiekotter Entertains In
Honor of Miss Anna Vejvoda,
Soon to Remove From City.
From Thursday's Daily.
Last evening the pleasant Tiekot
ter home on north Eighth street
was the scene of a very pleasant
gathering when Miss Elsie Tiekot
ter eiitertained a number of her
young lady friends in honor of Miss
Anna Vejvoda, who is soon to leave
this city to make her home in Oma
ha. The rooms were bright and at
tractive with the charming Hal
lowe'en decorations that added a
touch of artistic charm to the very
pleasant occasion. The evening was
spent in progressive high five, and
rook and also in the enjoyment of
several musical numbers and danc
ing by the young people. At a suit
able hour a very pleasing three
course luncheon was served that
made a most fitting close of a most
enjoyable gathering-' The guests
departed at a late hour wishing
Miss Anna success and happiness in
I her new home in the citv. ThoFC
who enjoyed the pleasant event
were: Misses Rose and Lillian
Schiessl. Grace and Marie Wagner.
Edythe Kelly, Delores McCarthy,
Anna Vejvoda, Fredda Sattler. Em
ma Wilson and Elsie Tiekotter.
SUFFERS A SEVERE FALL.
From Thursday's Daily
Mrs. Elizabeth Petty, one of the
old residents of the city, met with
a very severe and painful accident
on Tuesday of this week at the
home of her daughter Mrs. Joan
Wynn in the south portion of the
city. Mrs. Petty, who is quite well
advanced in years, having just cele
brated her eighty-fourth birthday,
had stepped out on the back porch
of the Wynn home and as it was
quite frosty her foot slipped on the
frosty floor of the porch and she
was thrown to the floor in a very
severe manner and as a result sus
tained a slight dislocation of the
hip bone. Medical assistance was
at once summoned and the patient
made as comfortable as possible but
with her advnaced years the acci
dent has proven quite serious.
Fancy stationery at tbi office.
A SERVICE MESSAGE
ViUU'i lOl'-'l. ?JUT1 TSUI' '31 i&
Farm Loans Amortization Plan!
Amortization is a term applied to the process of reducing a debt by
installment payments of a fixed amount, which amount includes interest
and payment on the principal.
Under the old system borrowers were obliged to renew their loans
.every few years, paying abstract, recording, commission and other ex
penses. Under the new Bystem loans are made for as long a term as
thirty-three years, but can be paid off any time the borrower wishes
after five years.
If you borrow on the amortization plan you save trouble and ex
pense of renewal. You have no uncertainty about interest rates. Von
have prepayment privileges after five years and no restrictions are placed
on the use of the money you borrow.
Further details in regard to this new kind of farm loans will be
given if you will call on any officers at this bank.
First National Bank
"The Bank Where You Feel at Home"
AS ATTESTED BY CROWDS AT
THE METHODIST CHURCH
TO CONTINUE FOR SOME TIME
At Least Another Week and Possib
ly Longer Good Subjects
h rm Thursday's Daily
The series of meetings at tl.o
Methodist church being conduct. I
by Rev. A. V. Hunter, pastor of t tu
church, has proven a vital factor in
the awakening of the religious spirit
cf the city, not only among the
members of his church, but in that
of other denominations and unions
the residents of the city who ar
not in touch with the church as a
Rev. Hunter i? a capable speak
er and his able efforts in the ser
ies of special sermons are clear ai.d
logical and present the religion.-, fact
to the public in a manner that grips
and holds his hearers as he brin.:;
1ome to them the vital necessity f
a grasp on the Christian life and ti e
membership of the church.
Last evening the attendance .;is
somewhat smaller owing to the fact
that the inclement weather serve I
to keep mar.y at home, but ttio-u
who attended were well repaid f r
their 'efforts in the abb. sermon pi;'
sented to them. "Investments" was
the subject chosen and in Lis di-
cussion the pastor pre.ieitej the
facts to the audience of their world
ly investments, of savings and bonds
and stocks to provide for the mat tr
ial things of life and the opportun
ity afforded them to make invest
ments in the things that pertain u
the fpiritual life, to the future where
man must al:;o make his investment:)
if he is to receive his reward, and
to realize on these investments it is
necessary that the person be m
touch with the church and the Chris
During the service the fptci.il
chorus choir gave a number of hi: ':
ly enjoyable number:', with the I I
hymns of faith and hope that ai ! -d
in making the service a grvat f;:r
cess. This evening the subject selected
will be that of "Haunted Houses"
and will be for the older people es
pecially. Get your new Ford car now and
pay for it while you are using it.
We give you a year to pay for it and
make the payments suit your salary.
T. H. Pollock Auto Co. Phone No. 1.
'Riders of the Purple Sage," a
eood story that you will find on
ale nt the Journal office.
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