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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 4, 1919.
DEATH OF 0,
PASSES AWAY SUDDEN!
HOME HERE RESULT
WAS AGED SEVENTY YEARS
Prominent Hcrtictilurist of Iilissouri
and Nebraska. Well Km own
. Throughout West.
From ?.!onrtay's raily.
The community was pi r foundly
shocked Saturday afternoon by the
sudd ii death at his home n . he
southern pert ici: of the city of
(J'urte AUxur.d'T. one of C e i.iz .iy
re-pected residents cf tli" vi'.y. Mr.
Alexander hud apparently hee.i in
very good health alt bond, 'roublerll
at times with flight attack? of heart
trouble and on Saturday had been
down to the business: portbn of the
city and had just received a le'tt;
from a son residing in Salir.a Cali
fornia, and which had lu-.-n v.ry
pleasing to the atred father. Mr.
Alexander returned home ami .-nori'.y
after 1 o'clock announced his inten
tion of iioir.fr out and feed in r the
chicken-; of which lie was vry nri'-h
interested j;:. and had just cot: pletc.I
this ta-k and turniai' around sud
denly fell to the irround. dying al
i::o.-t instantly. The fall of ti.v aged
man was wi-i:essd by M-s A. A.
Alexander and other members cf the
family from the window- and liey ;t
ncc ran to his assistance ami with
the aid of neighbors the bodv ,f :;.
father was carried into the lou-e
and Dr. J. P. Flynr. summoned but
life was gone.
The family have not as e com
pleted funeral arrangements, nwait
ini: word from the son residitm in
California, ar.d who is expected to
arrive here either tomorrow or Wed-r.e-da
The o:ith of the kindly father 1 a--come
as a severe blow to the mem
bers of the family and Mrs. A. A.
Alexander. th daughter-in-law of
the deceased, with whom he ha
made his home f.ir the pas! five years,
is prostrated as the re-u!t of the
shook and is under the con-taut a re
of a physic ian.
George Washington Alexander
was born at Newark. Ohio. April I'm.
1S4&. where his parents had been
among- the earliest .settlers in that
portion of Ohio, and while yet a
child of tender years lie was brought
by the parents to 'iark county. Irwa.
in IS"." wher" the family settled on
a farm near O-r-eola. and there he
spent his boyhood d:ys. Reaching
the ace of 1. Mr. Alexander vent
to Kansas where he enrolled in a
company of Kansas troens under
Captain Payne and was er.gaced in
the Indian warfare in southern Kr.n
t-as and what is now Oklahoma, for
a period of two years. Returning to
Iowa after tie rlose of the Indian
war Mr. Alexander took service with
a freighi Pit com piny operating be
tween Ies Moiiv. Omaha and Den
ver, and continued this for some
time. During tbi period the de
ceased resided for a short period in
Plattsmouth in the early sixties, and
it was one of his pleasures to relate
many of the incidents of these pio
neer days when this city was an im
portant point in the Missouri river
: hipping business.
During a visit in Missouri Mr.
Alexander met at Cainsville Miss
Emma Drury and after a courtship
'hey were united in marriage on
.Tune 2. 171. and this happy we.lded
life continued until July 21.
when the wife and mother passed on
to the better world and was laid to
rest at Purnham. Mo., where two
of the children had been buried. To
this union was born four children,
two of who live to mourn the pass
ing of the father. Wilbur Ward Alex
ander, born 1ST Z, died on May 1C.
1S94. at Burnham. Mo.
Edward Alexander, born February
22. 1ST.", residing at Salina. Cali
fornia. Dorwin Drury Alexander,
horn March 21. 1ST2. died November.
"1 S 9 . at Cr.insville. Missouri. Arthur
Amos Alexander, born May 4, 1SS8,
residing at Plattr-mouth.
After the marriage Mr. and Mrs.
Alexander resided for a short time
at Osceola. Iowa, and removed to
Friend. Nebraska, later where Mr.
Abxander took up the work of car
pentering and wa.s very successful in
this trade and mcuh of the lines
of wood work in the homes at
Friend was prepared by tins .entle
Man. It was at this time that .Mr.
I Alexander became interested in the
cultivation (if fruit in which he was
to gain considerable fam and find-
nig alter several experiments that
I tlif climate was not best suited to
j fruit growing he .sold out there and
with the family removed to Iiurn
ham. Mo., in the Ozark Fruit count ry
and here f,,r a long period of years
ne engageu in tins line oj work and
won many recognitions of his won
derful work as a horticulturist. It
was while the family were residing
at Purnham that the wife died, and
later Mr. Alexander was married for
a second time in 1!C and leaves one
son. Forest Oakley Alexander, born
in IS H io mourn his death. It had
betn the pleasure of the father to
receive a visit from this son a few
days before his death and the young
man was at the home when the death
of ihe father occurred.
From Missouri .Mr. Alexander re-
moved to Nebraska and in ls!? Io
cated a! Auburn. Nebraska, where he
engaged for two years in the mercan
tile btisjnes.-. retiring to take up the
growing of fruit on a small farm
mar Julian. Nemaha county, and
with the exception cf a few month'
spent at Oregon. California. Mr. Alex
ander continued to make his bono
near Julian until removing to this
city. In 1!o4 -Mr. Alexander was
ir.dneed bv Hon. F. M. Pollard to
. .. , ...... . . . i
se'-i; an ex I: ! O 1 1 I'm t tile 1 ..OU 1 S I J !
Purchase expo-p ion at St. Lour
ai d hi-- fruits
'fired a gold medal
there a.- a recognition c
Five years aso thr .Zt,t:'ased canu
to Plattsmoufh to make his bono
with his son. A. A. Alexander, and
with him formed the partnership of
G. W. Alexander A: Co.. which hai
been operating a frui nursery and
also perfecting the invention of Mr.
Alexander, the Alexander home can
tier, and tbi.- has occupied the greater
p;;rt of the years of his residence in
CASS COUNTY HAS
s. C. S. Aldrich. of Elmwood. Se
em es Recognition as One of
Leading: Women Writers.
From Monday's I Jail v.
Mrs. C. S. Aldrich of Elmwood is
to be cue of the puests of honor on
Thursday at the Lincoln hotel in
Lincoln when the Theta Sigma Phi.
a woman's journalistic society, will
tender a banquet in honor of Mrs.
Aldrich and Mrs. Effie Leese Srott
of New York. Mrs. Aldrich has been
engaged in writing for the p;:st few
years and has scored a marked suc
cess in her popular fiction stories
which have been published in a num
ber of the leading American popular
magazines, having had more than f0
i of her stories accepted in the leading
maeazines of the nation. Mrs. Al
drich's stories have appeared in th
American. Ladies' Home Journal. D
lineator. Designer. Woman's Home
j Companion. MeCnlVs. Harper's Week
ly and other of the leading publica
tions. She is just finishing a con
tract for 10 stories for one magazine
and will soon begin a series for an-
I other. At the banquet in Lincoln
Mrs. Aldrich is to speak on Writing
for Popular Magaztnes." The suc
cess of this talented Cass county lady
i has heei a source of great pleasure
, to her nianv friends in her home com-
munity and it can be freely predicted
that her future in the world of liter
ature is a very bright one indeed and
1 that greater successes await her in
the work of her pen.
CHANGE IN WORKING TIME.
Frn-n Mordar's Tallv.
This morning the employes of the
Burlington shops were aroused from
their slumbers at an earlier hour
than usual, as the shops commenced
a new working schedule which does
not chance the total of the working
hours b"t starts the ball rolling caiii-e-
in the morning. The shops will
cnrrTience at 7 o'clock in the morn
ing hereafter and close at 5 p. m. in
stead of 7:30 and f:30 as has been
the working schedule.
M life IEi fi 1 I G El R I II mi IHBmifl I
u ur ru d iuuin mm
e b i i i I u i E fc'PiiaK r. fj c ' j a i e a a m s fit b.t c we o
ur uuhl unun fioL"Mu u! hm
NEED FOR SAVING FUEL
AND LIGHT BECOM
MEASURES TO BE TAKEN!
Meeting Held at Court House
Yesterday to Arrange
DANCING PLACED UNDER BAN
In the face of the general disaster
that lias bet'a'.len the country as the
result oi ttie reiusal oi the ;triK:ng
coal miners to resume work to re-
ieve t lie genvral need ot the country
for coal during the interne cold ol
the winter, the business men of th
.lfv vesterdav atternoon met at thei"
eoui'v court room at me court noii: t
arrive ;it some means of regulat
ing the use ol coi.i anil l!gr.f.
The meeting was attended bv a;
very large number of ihe busin - i
m- n -and property owner.; of the city . I
.. ao o; :.:(-; i.ei dv i ue election oi i
!'.a'iie-i bv the election of
Mayor II. A. Schneider as chairman !
f the meeting and E. H. Wesrott as
sectetary and proceeded at once loj
tie discussion of tlie situation that
arisen as the result of tin' coal I
strike with its attendant hardship.-.
The general feeling expressed was
for as sweeping a conservation of
coal and light as possible bv all the
people of the community and to pre
pare regulations that would give the
.est results without inflicting on
anyone iiam.-ii ips more than abso
One of the first measur".- to be
considered was u.ut applying to the
General tmsiness houses ot the citv.
ml it was Pnally decided that they
hould open at S o'clock a. m. and
close at p. m . with lh exception
i hut on Wednesday they might re
main open until '. p. m. ai d on Sat
urdays and pay days until ! p. m.
The churches of the city will hold
no midweek meetings and the ser
vices on Sunday are to be limited to
three hours in the morning.
The theatres of the citv will be
allowed to open from 7 p. m. until)
10 p. in., and this fact will permit
the movie houses to give their two fn1 ,,, t!li,itMllj(. iina thi
shows as usual, but will make it.(1:t(..k ti,0 studies of
more difficult for other shows to be
given. The lovers of dancing will
have to confine themselves to the
parlor ".-himmie" in the future as
there will be no dances allowed dur
ing the period of the regulations.
The eating houses and restaurants
will close their doors at p. m in
the future and he who longs for
something to tempt his appetite will
have to be on the job before the
curfew hour or go hungry.
The soft drink parlors, eonfect bin
aries and cigar stores will operate
irom S:0o a. m. until S:00 p. m.
The pool halls will be allowed to
open at 11 a. nn. and remain open
until lip. m.. under the provisions
of the regulations.
Lodges and organizations of that
nature will be asked to hold their
meetings to a minimum during the
emergency and use all possible care
in the conservation of coal and
Social functions that cause the
use of heat or light will be asked to
be discontinued until the burden is
lifted from the country.
The business houses of the city
are requested to have all window and
display lights extinguished at the
The regulations as outlined at the
meeting yesterday afternoon, will be
presented to the city council and be
come effective on Wednesday. De
cember Srd. and the citizens are
a.iked to join in an effort to see
that they are carried out.
To ascertain those who will have
need of coal within the next fifteen
COAL REGULATIONS HERE
K t a il : t or. ;- S . on to , ,m
Schools To rt'ii open
Churches :: nours Sunday
Movie holl-e.; 7 : 01) toll: (Ml
Restaurants 1 at ! : ro
I )at:ci :tg Ta ;ooe 1 et. t ird v
Soft drink ; arlor.-, v to vmi
t 'on feet io-.iaries v ((, S:di
Pool halls i i to 1 1 : on
Lodges Led i ice meet ings
Social :';:!ict ions. 1 Mseo-.t inued
iioi;;e.: iifut 1 v r rooms
Families P.nri- i-:s IK-hf
NOTE K-.taii stores open on
S:'urias ami pay day.-, till Jt
and Wednexlays liil fi p. m.
days The me'-Cut; -eb-et
mittee A. G. Cole. E. J.
.!. P. Falter, who will h
! as a com
. k into all
and report a- to
.pplicar.ts for coi.l.
: - i
SCHOOLS HERE TO
Cod StT-plv en Hand in the Schools
Sufficitnt to Eeep the Educa-
tional JLYStPTt iTCing.
The board of education
Plattsmout h schools has
that unless ttnforseen circumstance
I rev. t;t. the publi-- school.-. of t he I
city will remain in
ing tiie present coal sh
-ch.ools have in stora
e (juite a
large amount of coal
their, to operate for st voral months
:uid leas' ami this, will permit the
continuance of the educational work
jiutu:.; the youths of the city.
While in a number of the cities of
the state it hti.- been found necessary
to h!-e the schools, including both
Lincoln and Omaha, i
feel truly than Kl'u
here will continiu
' t tie school. !
in rat ion. a.-
! c losing t hem f or e . e.i
, n-w r t-s 1. 1 '
1 l. lei ptTl.Hl
ci time in cans a oisari angenit :;t
the year's t.tuly rogram and the
loss of murh valuable learning to
'the young men and women of Platts
j n t
was necessary to close
, ,u. sci100is i,r .o.iite a period during
people attending which was espec
ially not W cable in the high school
A great many of the citizens are
of the opinion that the public schools
should be the last public institution
to close and every effort will be mad"
to keep them running as long as
MAKES A GOOD
RECORD AS HUNTER
b'rom Monday's Ially.
Listen, friends, it many sound
strange, but one of our fellow towns
men returned this morning from r.
hunting trip along the hills neai
Rock muffs and brought a string of
102 rabbits as trophy of his skill as
a marksman. Frank Gobelman. the
genial North Sixth street painter and
decorator, is the party and has the
rabbits as evidence. Frank, as has
been his custom for a number of
years, got in touch with Alex and
yesterday they hiked to the Rocfc
Rluffs hills and began the work of
rounding up the bunnies. Mr. Gobel
man started home last evening but
found that the snow had drifted bad
ly along the road and the trusty
Ford refused to travel through it
and as a result he was compelled to
spend the night at the farm of
Charles Creamer and this morning
with the use of teams the road was
opened up and ye hunter proceeded
j homeward with the rabbits.
: OFFICIAL REPORT MADE
OF MEETING AT THE
ON THE GOAL SITUATION
Went on Record as Favoring
10(c Increase in Light
Rates if Necessary
PLANT TO INSTALL OIL BURNER
A: the call of Mayor II. A.
Schneider there were :"u business
men and property owners met at the
equity court room yesterday after
noon at I'rtH' to discuss what might
be done in Plattsmouth to conserve
the coal supply of the city and to put
Plattsmouth in the list of other Ne
braska towns wlui are endeavoring to
meet Mie pre.-ent emergency.
II. A. Schneider was .-'lected cnair-
1" the meeting of and E. H.
The matter of actual shortage cf
coal in the city was first discussed.
As nejr as could be a.-certained there
was among the dealers of the city
approximately 100 lens of coal on
I hand and the dealers are all expect-
cf the1'1-" additional cars during the pres
decided tr'1 wef''K- 'n order to ascertain the
immediate needs for domestic and
purposes it was moved by
Mr. Cole that a committee be ap
' p.'inted to secure such information.
; This motion was carried and the fol-
j lowir.tr committee was appointed: A.
C. Cole. E. J. Richey and J. P. Falter.
It was then moved- by Mr. Pollock
that this committee ask through the
daily paper a report from those who
have not more than a la-day supply
of cool on hand. This motion re
ceived a second and was promptly
Chaiman Schneider had in his pos-
se ion the regulations recently
julopted bv Omaha and Lincoln and
these were used in the lurther (lis-j
c.issio.i i ur hl'j' v i (uiu u.
ing regulations were adopted for
Plattsmouth to take effect "Wednes
day. December The co-operation
of the public is urgently requested
in the matter of these regulations as
they were made but with one pur
pose in view, and that to serve the
best interests of the largest number
of our citizens:
1. All general merchandise stores
are to open at S a. in. and close it
." p. m.. with the following excep
tions: On Wednesday they may re
main open until 0 p. m. and on Sat
urdays and pay days the hours of
closing is to be 9 p. m.
All cigar, confectionery, fruit.
j drugs and soft drink establishments
are to open at S a. m. and clase at
55 p. m.
All eating bourses to close at 9
4. Moving picture shows to open
at 7 p. m. and close at 10 p. m.
f. Pool halls open at 1 1 a. m. and
close at 11 p.m.
6. The churches to have three
hours on Sunday morning, from 9 to
12: all evening services to be dis
continued. 7. The lodges, clubs and all social
organization are requested to discon
tinue all public social functions and
-educe the business meetings to the
5. All dances are to be discon
'inued. 9. All window display lighting
tnd outside lights are to be shut off
t the business closing hours men
'ioned above. Ornamental and sign
'ighting to cease altogether.
Mr. Kuykendall of the electric
'ighting company was present and
'sked to give the situation from the
tandpoint of the lighting company
is to the immediate future and he
-fated that the company would do
:ts utmost to furnish light and power
for the citv and that if sufficient coal
j could not be secured it would become
necessarv to install oil burners. This
would entail a considerable expendi
! tr.re but service could in this way be
continued to the city. At the con
tusion cf Mr. Kuvkendall's remarks
it was moved, seconded and unani
mously carried that it be the sense
the meeting to recommend to the
city council that in case the light
company resorted to this measure
they be allowed to charge an audi
tional lo per cent on light and pow
er hills during such time as the
At the conclusion of the meeting.
Chairman Schneider oppointed ap
pointed a committee of five to pre
pare this writing as an expression of
the meeting and present it to the
Daily Journal for publication on
Tuesday, December 2.
I Signed )
E. H. "WESCOTT.
T. II. POLLOCK.
S. S. CHASE.
E. A. Wl'RL,
E. A. FRICKE.
On every hand one hears much
speculation as to the seriousness of
the present coal situation and all
sorts of theories are advanced as cer
tain of bringing about the desired re
sults and getting production going
In Plattsmouth there is a great
diversity of opinion as to how long
the strike may or may not continue,
and there are some who say the min
ers will not go Lack to work until
their demands are met while others
believe the present week will see the
end of the walk out.
Rut, on the other hand, it must not
be considered that the minute the
men agree to return or production
gives promise of becoming normal
relief is at hand, for even then a
considerable time must elapse during
the distribution process and the rail
roads will be kept bisy getting th"
fuel over the road to the far corners
of the country where, in many cases,
the need is greatest.
OF HIS ARM TODAY
Anton J. Trilety Meets with Misfor
tune This Morning: While
Cranking Ford Car.
From Tuesday's Daily.
This morning as Anton J. Trilety.
the barber, was preparing to drive
down to his place of business from
the home on Chicago avenue, he met
with an accident that will put his
right arm out of commission for sev
eral weeks. Mr. Trilety was engag
ed in cranking the Ford which was
in a balky humor and while he was
twisting away the crank flew back
and struck him just above tlie right
wrist, fracturing the bone and plac-
ng his arm out of commission. The
injured man was brought on into the
it y where the fractured arm was
dressed and the patient made as
onifortable as possible, but it will
etjuire several weeks before Mr.
Triletv can use the arm.
""e do all kinds of job printing.
Webster says "SYNONYMOUS" means "closely re
lated." We say that therefore the "First National Bank" and
"good service to farmers" are synonymous.
For in the minds of many of our farmers they surely are
closely related. We want all of the farmers in this commun
ity to feel that way about it. We spare no efforts to merit
this position and are always glad to be of any service of a
financial nature that is consistent with good banking practice.
Come in and see us.
'The Bank Where
COL. HALL HAS
SELF T WIFE
FORMER AEJUTANT OF STATE
GUARDS AND MISS VEDAH
WELL KNOWN TO MANY HERE
rhrouirh Having Been in Command
rum buddy's Iaiiy.
Colonel P. L. Hall. Jr.. aged V. 1 .
cashier ci the First National bank of
Greenwood. Neb., and former adju
tant general (f this state, v. as mar-
ied last night by the Rev. Charb--.
W. Savidge to .Miss Vedah W'cidman.
24 years old. daughter of Mrs. Mary
Weidman. also of G ret n wood.
The wedding was a surprise to ev
eryone save the most intimate lriends
of the couple in Greenwood and Lin
coln. As to where the honevnio. m
will be spent Colonel and Mrs. Hall
absolutely refuse to disclose their
plans. They are now stopping- ;.: ti e
Prior to her marriatre Mrs. II .'!
was employed in the First National
bank at Greenwood as a bookkeeper.
It was here that she n:et the colonel
(..Rowing his d.ir-charce f rr m t;e
rmy and purchase of an inteie:. in
Mrs. Hall is a graduate of th-
school of music of the I'niversit of
Nebraska. At the outbreak of tlie
Var she went to Washington as a
clerk in the bureau of war risk insur
ance. Colonel Hall during the w:r w:i
commissioned colonel and given cor.i
mand of the Sixth Nebraska infantry
egimenf. Later he was put in com
mand of the lti7th field artillery, sta
tioned at Camp Cody. N. M. He w a.;
discharged from the service in Janu
Colonel Hall was adjutant general
of Nebraska during the admini.-t ra
tions of Governors Morehead ami
Neville. During the cvclone which
truck Omaha in 1913 Colonel Hall
had command of the troop.- in that
During h i - services as adjutant
general of the state Colonel H. !l
made many asiuaintances throiul
out this city and county who will be
pleased to learn that he has shown
the good judgment of selecting a Cass
county young lady for his bride.
Colonel Hall was the commanding of
ficer of organizat ions containing
many men from this city durir.it the
late war and they wiil be greatly
interested in the gorul fortune that
has befallen their former leader.
The bride has resided in Green
wood during the greater part of her
lifetime and is a lady of exceptional
charm of personality and while for
some time fdie was engaged in war
work in the capital city her home
has remained at Greenwood.
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