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PLATTSMOCTH, l.TBRASXA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1919.
IS FINED $100
AND COSTS IN
FOE CRIME OF BURGLARY COM
MITTED MORE THAN 12
TOLD STRAIGTFORWARD STORY
Which. Together with Fact of Being
in Service of U. S., Served to
Mitigate the Offense.
From Thursday's Dally.
Last evening Sheriff C. D. Quinton
returned to this city from Fremont,
bringing with him Isadore Wain-
troub. who has been at Fremont vis
iting with his brother, and who was
wanted here on a charge of burg
lary preferred against him for break
ing into the pool hall of A. M. Ar
ries in this city on or about July
25, 191 S. The young man was brot
before County Judge Ieeson this
morning on the complaint filed by
County Attorney A. G. Cole and
waived a preliminary hearing and
entered a plea of guilty, and was ac
cordingly bound over to the district
The case was brought up at once
before Judge Begley and to the
charge the young man entered a plea
of guilty. He stated lo the court
that at the time of the robbery he
had been employed in the packing
house at Nebraska City, and that one
of his associates there who had
formerly been in the employ of Mr.
Arries had suggested the robbery as
he desired a small revolver possess
ed by Mr. Arries and accordingly
the entry had been made into - the
pool hall on the night of July 2a,
1918. and Mr. "Waintroub after se
curing the revolver and money to
the amount of $60 had returned
that same night to Nebraska City,
where the money had been split
fifty-fifty. Later the young man
entered the merchant marine service
and remained there until October
Cth, 1919. when he was discharged.
During his stay in the navy Isadore
stated he had written in regard to
the restoration of the money, but
had received no reply.
The court after reminding the
young man of the extent of his of
fense, which is punishable by a pen
itentiary sentence, in view of his ser
vice and apparent straightforward
and manly statement of the case, as
sessed a fine of $100 and costs upon
Mr. Waintroub, which was paid and
he was released.
ARREST THREE MEN IN
CAR OF GOLD BULLION
From Thursday's Daily.
What may have proven a
attempt to rob the bullion car on
Burlington train No. 2 was discov
ered on Tuesday at Creston. Iowa.
As the train drew into the station
there the express agent, who had
been advised of the fact that $2,500.-
000 in gold bullion was being shipped
on the train, came out to inspect the
. - . . a i .
car ana iouna two men eaieruig jl.
and also that the seal of the car was -
The two men were arrested
and Soecial Officer Al "Burke of the
railroad company entered the car.;
where he found a third man conceal- j
cd in the midst of the bullion. The
exm-ess car containing the bullion
jwrvuotix- ihiii The nirine
v iiiuuvutuvvi cj
d in a position where entry would
attract little attention. The men were
placed under arrest and are being I
held at Creston for investigation.
TO VISIT IN CITY
ThH afternoon Mrs. L. F. Britt. of
LaGrange, Illinois, arrived in the
city, coming from Nebraska City, at
which place she has been visiting for
the past week at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. W. II. Fitzer. While in theja deep feeling of gratitude for the
city, Mrs. Britt will be a guest of j men who assisted in getting his car
Mrs. Anna Britt. Mrs. Britt was out for aim.
for a number of years a resident of I Jesse's father and mother, who are
Plattsmouth. where her husband. Dr. in California, were notified by letter
L. F. Britt, was pastor of the First
Methodist church and the old-time
friends will be pleased to meet this
estimable lady once more.
From Wednesday's Dally.
The Woodmen Circle last evening
held a very interesting business ses
sion at the lodge rooms in the M.
W. A. building and quite a large
number of the members were pres
ent to take part. The order is
starting' on the winter work and a
great interest is being manifested
in the advancement of the local
grove. The lodge has been one of
the largest in the city and the mem
bers expect with the assistance of
the efficient officers and Deputy Mrs.
Lena Droege to stimulate the work
throughout the season. It is ex
pected that the next session will be
in the nature of a social meeting.
Members of Club Meet "with Mrs.
James H. Donnelly Last Even
ing to Enjoy Anniversary
From Fridy'a Dally.
Last evening the members of the
Birthday club were very pleasantly
entertained at the home of Mrs. Jas.
H. Donnelly on Vine street, when
they gathered to assist the hostess
in the proper observance of tie
A very delightful 6 o'clock dinner
was enjoyed by the members of the
paity, being in keeping with the
spirit of the occasion and was such
treat as only the hostess knows
how to prepare.
Following the dinner party the
ladies enjoyed an evening with the
movies at the Parmele and at the
close of their pleasant evening ex
tended to Mrs. Donnelly their mo3t
rincere wishes for many more such
Those who enjoyed the occasion
were Mesdames J. S. Livingston., t.
G. Fricke, Henry Hercld. J. A. Don-
elan. Misses Mia and Barbara Ger
ing. Verna Leonard. Dora Fricke and
AUTQ SKIDS OVER
BANK OF GREEK
From Friday's Dally.
For one to go and view the spot
at the Weeping Water creek's edge (
three miles west of town and be told j laration of citizenship was recom
that an auto skidded over the bank j mended for deportation by the con
and into the creek without injury vention.
to the driver of the car would seem J On the question of bonus the con
almojt unbelievable and yet that is j vention referred the matter to con
what happened last Saturday after- gress with the ganeral sentiment
noon. The place is just this side of that $1 a day for each day in ser-
the bridge three miles west of town
and Jesse Pomingo is the driver who
had the miraculous experience. Jesse
was returning from a trip over by
Creenwood and got that near to
home before any trouble from the
rain that was falling resulted. In
fact he says there had been no sug
gestion of slipping or skidding be-
fore that. ,
He had just crossed the bridge andjing the war and General Sir Douglas
was turning east when the car slip-Ilaig of the British Expeditionary
ped crossways on' the road, heading ' Forces.
:soutn ana piungiug "'-)
incline onto the level some ten or
twelve feet below. The car was re: 1-
ly part way in the stream when it:
stopped its plunge. It turned over
-.- 1aninr inwnrrl thp rl river's '
vh "j '""'"o - I
side and held Jesse fast there al-(
though it is or ine piunge or
bank did not injure Jesse in any
way. The fender and windshield
were broken and the steering gear
damaged, but otherwise the car was
practically uninjured by the fall. In
ten or fifteen minutes after the ac-
cident Walter Little and Art Wright
came along and noticing the car
tracks, investigated and lound Jesse
pretty much in need of being res
cued, which they did promptly.
The car was not removed until
about twenty-four hours later. In the
meantime the water in the creek had!smoke and blaze pouring from the
raised partly submerging the car and
doing considerable damage to it.
Jesse, besides thanking his lucky
stars for so miraculous an escape ha3
of the accident, as It was felt that
they would worry less if they were
notified promptly and in full detail.
Weeping Water Republican.
AUBREY DUXBURY, DELEGATE
OF LOCAL POST TO AMERI
CAN LEGION MEET
BODY TAKES A STRONG STAND
Unanimous in Voting to Make the
United States Too Small for
I. W. W. Agitators
From Friday's Dally.
Aubrey Duxbury, who was one of
the Nebraska delegates to the na
tional convention of the American
Legion at Minneapolis, has returned
home and is very enthusiastic over
the work of the meeting then set a
new line of policy for the future of .daughter, Jean, celebrated ser sev
the organization of world war veter-jenth birthday anniversary and to
The convention embraced over two
thousand delegates from all the var-
ious states and territories of the
United States. The convention pass-J
ed on some very important questions
at their meeting which will have an
important bearing on the future pol
icy of the country.
One of the chief features of the
convention was the firm and unani
mous stand taken by the world war.ed by Miss
veterans against the doctrines of the games.
I. . V. W.. which in the past few I At a suitable hour the members
months have been active in different cf the party were treated to a dain
portions of the country. It was the ty and delightful birthday supper,
sentiment of the convention express- the table being very charmingly ar-
ed by a unanimous vote that these
advocates of un-American principles
and of violence should be swept from
the country together with the alien
slackers and the meeting so went I
on record as favoring prompt and
drastic methods to rid the country
for all time of these disturbers of
the peace and safety of the Ameri
can people. A committee of seven
from the convention will remain at j
Washington to assist in seeing that
the laws relating to the protection;
cf American institutions against the
the I. V. W. are strictly
The alien slar.kpr who to escaDe i
military service surrendered his dec-!
vice was what was desired by a ma
jority of the members of the orga
nization. This proposition has been
endorsed by Chairman Fordney oT
the Ways and Means committee of
congress, and it is hoped action will
be taken on it in the near futue.
The convention also received mes
sages of greeting from Marshal Foch.
commander of the allied forces dur-
mpDCAQP 111 fiftl
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nm fir nnm lirnrmit nnv fireoroof material being
uLil Ur rlnCO IILnLlused and it is stated that this pipe
i-,Home of Dr fj. A. Marshall Visited
Yesterday by Conflagration
from Friday's Dally.
The home of Dr. C
A. Marshall ir.
the second ward was visited by fin;
yesterday afternoon and as the re
cult suffered quite a great deal from
the effects of the flames. At the time
of -the fire about 5 o'clock there were
none of the family at home and the
first intimation of the fire was not
iced by a lad passing who saw the
kitchen, which is situated in a one
Btory addition to the main hous-J,
and the boy at once called to Mr,
William Hunter residing nearby, wha
turned in the alarm while the neigh
bors hastened to the scene to do
what was possible in checking the
Several men hurried from the main
part of the city as soon as the alarm
was turned in and hastily securing
a garden hose soon had the water
playing on the flames, which in a
(short time had succumbed to the j
"stream, due largely to an absence
lof wind, which would have made the
blaze hard to control.
., The fire seems to have originat
ied near -the range in the kitchen am!
apparently was caused by an over
cheated stove, as the portion of the
kitchen burned the J worst as near
I the stove. ;
ine loss io me uune win amount
to several hundred dollars as the
kitchen is practically a wreck, whi!?
water did a great dt-l of damage to
the hardwood floors in the main por
tion of the house.
Little Jean Hayes Observes Occasion
by Entertaining; Nine of Her
Little School Friends.
From Friday's Dally,
Yesterday afternoon a very de
lightful gathering of little folks was
held at the Jiome of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Hayes, when their little
.'assist in the pleasure of the after-
noon nine of the little school friends
and playmates were invited to spend
a few hours with Miss Jean.
The little folks brought with them
attractive remembrances which were
presented to the guest of honor in
recognition of the event of the day.
During the afternoon the games were
very much enjoyed by the members
of the party, the guests being assist-
Amelia Martens in their
ranged in a color scheme of yellow
and white with the birthday cake
forming the center piece, aglow with
the seven candles c-niblematical of
Mrs. Hayes was assisted in serv
ing by Miss Martens and at the close
of the party each of the little guests
was presented with a very dainty
remembrance or the happy occasion,
FIRE AT THE VV, R,
Overheated Pipe of Gas Heater is
Cause of Rcof Catching; cn
Fire Damage Threatened.
EVom Thursda v's Dally.
yesterday afternoon the fire alarm .
was sounded a few minutes before
4 o'clock summoning the fire depart-1
ment to the F. H. Steimker resi-'
dence property on South Seventh
street, which at present is occupied
by W. R. Egenberger and family.
On the arrival of the department
it was found that the roof had been
on fire but a few minutes active
work on the part of Wm. Highfield
and Ed Maybee who were working
near there, had resulted in the fire
being extinguished and the damage
will not exceed 525 on the roof and
interior of the bath room. The fire
was evidently caused by a pipe lead
ing from a gas heater which was
being u?ed in the room, as the pipe
was placed through the roof v.ith-
being overheated caused the roof to
The prompt handling of the situa-
- m . . 1
tion saved a great ueai or irouoie
as the high wind and cold weather
would have made the fire a danger
ous one if it had gained much head
way. The owner of the property,
Mr. F. H. Steimker. is at present re
siding in Lincoln.
A HAPPY EVENT
From Friday's Daily.
Last evening the stork in his flight
over this portion of the country made
a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank J. Recek, near Mynard, and
presented them with a fine little
boy. The occasion, it is needless to
say, was one of great joy to the par
ents and other of the' relatives and
the friends throughout "this city and
county join in wishing the little man
a long and happy future.
Money to loan on city real estate
by the Plattsmouth Loan & Building
I Association, See T.x M. Patterson.
BORS HELD SO
MEMBERS AND FAMILIES PAR
TICIPATED IN SUPPER AT
THE M. W. A. HALL.
A PLEASANT TIME WAS HAD
Lodge Rooms Decorated in Purple
And White Number of Can
didates were Initiated.
From Friaay's Daily.
The ladies of the Royal Neighbors
of America have a reputation f be
ing most delightful entertainers and
this fact was fully attested on Wed
nesday evening at the lodge rooms
in the Modern Woodmen building
when the members entertained their
famliies at a most delightful supper
and social evening. During the af
ternoon the regular business session
of the lodge was held at which tinif
initiation ceremonies were conducted
by the local lodge in receiving into
the order a number of ladies.
The lodge rooms had been very
prettily arranged for the occasion of
the meeting with a profusion of
streamers of the colors of the order,
purple and white, and it was a beau
tiful sight with the glowing lights
and bright and attractive decora
tions adding to the Joyousness of th-i
The ladies had prepared a feast
that certainly was all that the most
discriminating could desire and was
greatly enjoyed to the 'utmost by the
ladies and their families as they
gathered around the .festal board.
One of the chief features of the ban
quet was the large and attractive-
cake whose goodness was only rival
ed by its beauty and which bore up
on its frosted top the words "Royal
Neighbors," and demonstrated the
skill and ability of the baking de
partment of the Herger bakery that
had provided this feature of the
A short and very interesting pro
gram had been arranged and thi3
added to the enjoyment of the even
ing as the talented members of the
party gave their services in enter
taining. A few hours were spent
very pleasantly in dancing which
was enjoyed to the utmost by every
mtmber cf the party.
The attendance was quite large
and very enthusiastic over the suc
cess of the gathering and it was re
gretted that these happy events do
not occur more often.
TAKEN BACK TO
HIS HOME STATE
Leroy H. Thompson Wanted at Ot
tawa, Illinois, Taken Back by
LaSalle County Sheriff
From Friday's Daily.
Last evening Sheriff T. F. Arm
strong, of L3Salle county, Illinois,
arrived in the city to secure the man
apprehended here a few days ago b
Sheriff C. D. Quinton.
The man one Leroy H. Thomp
son was wanted in Illinois ior ian-
lire to support his wife and child
and was taken into custody here on
Wednesday noon, sir.ee which time
he has been in the county jail here
awaiting the coming of the Illinois
sheriff. This morning Sheriff Arm
strong departed for Ottawa with his
prisoner who will be arraigned be
fore the Illinois courts.
Sheriff Armstrong is a former Ne
braska man. having been located at
Fairbury prior to removing to Illi
nois and his visit back to his old
home state, while brief, was much
Chester White Doars for sale
Prices reasonable and full pedigree
furnished free Satisfaction guar
anteed or money refunded. Call or
write your wants. C. Bengen, My
Let our carrier bos' deliver you a
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
From Thursdays Pally.
This afternoon Dr. P. J. Flyun re
turned home from Omaha, where he
has been for the past week taking
treatment at the Ford hospital for
an injury sustained to one of his
legs several weeks ago. It was thot
for a time that a slight fracture of
the bones might have been sustain
ed as the result of the doctor strik
ing his leg against the running board
of an auto from which he was alight
ing and which for several days gavo
him great pain, but an examination
and treatment at the hospital dis
closed merely a painful sprain of the
leg and it is now getting' along
CHANGE IN OWNER
SHIP OF THE SHOP
Hotel Wagner Tonsorial Parlors Sold
Last Night to Messrs. Lewis
From Saturday's 1atly
A deal was closed last night be
tween Wayne Lewis and Ed Fuller
ton, barbers in the employ of the
Wagner Hotel barber shop and E.
G. Shellenberger, proprietor of the
shop, whereby these two young men
became owners of the business, pos
session being given this morning.
Mr. Shellenberger has not as yet
announced his future intentions.
Messrs. Lewis and Fullerton have
purchased a good business and with
their ability as tonsorial artists to
gether with the modern equipment
possessed by the shop, should be able
to not only hold the present patro
nage but to increase it materially.
The shop has been conducted for
the past several months as a three
chair shop, and for more than a year
has been equipped with electric hair
clippers and other labor-saving de
vices. - Both the boys, are first cVass ton
sorial artists and the Journal voices
the wishes of their friends that they
may enjoy merited success in their
new field of labor as proprietors.
DEPARTS FOR MISSOURI
From Friday's Dally.
M. S. Briggs, field representative
of the Journal, this evening will de-
part for southern Missouri, where:
he goes to look after his land iu-j
terests in that portion of the 'show
me" state. Mr. Briggs will make the
trip via automobile, taking the .car
of John Land down to the owner, j
who has a fine farm near Lebanon,
Both Mr. Land and Mr. Briggs are
well pleased with the land in that
portion of Missouri and especially in
the wonderful fruit growing sections.
Mr. Briggs expects to remain in
Missouri until Sunday when he will
return home via train.
For Sale: White Leghorns. Call
phone 222-J. ll-2tdltw
Are you going
for fall feeding?
J The First National Bank is always
interested in the financial welfare of
the farmer, and right here we want to
say, "we are ready to-furnish you with
money for cattle buying."
ffl A loan from this Bank has many dis
tinct advantages. We know you, and
there will be no lengthy delays before
the actual loan can be secured.
CJ We are a home institution, if you
should need an extension of tims or
terms, we are always accessible.
1$ We offer the best rates, terms and
options on our stock loans, and will be
glad to have you call at any time and
talk over our requirements.
First National Bank
BUILDING TO BE REFLASTERED
IN LOBBY STEEL CEIL
IN LINE WITH SUGGESTIONS
Offered by Postmaster Morgan at
Time Trouble Was First Ex
perienced in Work-Room
From Wednesday's Daily
The pos'totfice building in this city
is to receive Fome very much need
ed improvements in the i:eur future
as the result of an order received ly
Po::tmaster D. ( Morgan to call for
bids for the replastering of the niaiu
lobby of the building and the plac
ing of steel ceilings in the postmas
ter's office, the main work room of
the building and the money order
department. The bids will lie re
turnable on Thursday, Xovemb r
For some time past the constant
dropping of plastering has be?n a
source of great annoyance to t i.e
clerks in the main office of the build
ing and also in the private oflice of
the postmaster, a portion of tl:e
plastering has fallen and as a re
sult some immediate action wa
needed to overcome the diflicul'.y.
Postmaster Morgan submitted a
solution of the problem in t'.ie plat
ing of steel ceilings in the building
and a short time ago a representa
tive of the government was here to
examine the building and determine
the need of improvement and he al
so approved the suggestion made by
It is the intention of the govern
ment to replaster the main lobby
while in the working portions of the
postoffice steel ceilings will be used
to replace the present . plaster, but
before the installation of the steel,
all the plaster in the building will l e
put in first class shape.
The walls and ceilings are also to
be given a thorough coat of paint
and put in the very best of shape fr
the winter. This is something that
has been badly needed for some tin.e
in this handsome little building.
You owe it to your family to fur
nish them with a player piano. A.
Hospe Co., of Omaha, recommend
and sell the famou3 Gulbranftn
Player. Write or phone them fur
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