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PLATTSMOUTH, IJEBRASKA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1919.
AT MEETING OF THE EMERGEN
CY FUEL COMMITTEE HELD
TO RUN THREE NIGHTS A WEEK
Managers Get Together and Decide
on Monday. Wednesday and
From Friday's Daily.
Under the new regulations pre
scribed by the committee in chaige
of the fuel situation in this city, the
moving picture show houses will
Mart on a new schedule on Monday
evening that allow only three nights
a week for the show houses to oper
ate. The niphts selected by the man
ager of the Parmele and Moreland
are Monday. Wednesday and Satur
day and with next week this sched
ule will be followed out. The com
mittee allowed an increase in the
hours of operating and the shows
will open at 7 p. m. and operate un
til 10 p. m. but no tickets will be
sold after 8:45 and all outside ligjts
will be exteinguished after that tirae.
The Farmele and More'.and will
both operate on the two show basis
this evening and Saturday night and
Sunday will be dark as the Sunday
shews are laid under the ban and no
Sunday shows will be given until af
ter the present emergency is past.
The movie lovers should bear these
changes in mird and regulate their
theater going accordingly.
Committer on Regulations Makes
Changes That Will Assist in
At a meeting of the committe
held this morning the following ad
ditional announcement is to be made
regarding the regulations for Platts
All clubs are asked to close at 9
All liarber shops to cpen at 8 a. m.
and close at G p. m. except Saturday
and pay day.
All retail stores closing later than
r p. m. and having for sale articles
of merchandise which are offered for
sale by other concerns closing at 5 p.
m. will not sell such merchaniise
after .1 p. m.
The regulations regarding moving
picture shows is amended as wollcws:
They will be allowed to operate three
nights during the week (Sunday ex
cepted) between the hours of 7 and
10 o'clock. No tickets to be sold after
The committe further requests the
hearty co-operation of all in the car
rying out of the plans made in the
interests of our community at large.
Signed. T. H. Pollock. E. H. Wes
rott. K. A. Fricke. E. A. Wnrl. 3. S.
CROSSES ON ICE.
Friii! Thursday's DaJTjr.
Mahlon Richardson, w ho resides on
the east side of the river, was in the
city today for a few hours locking
after some business affairs. Mr.
Richardson came over from his Iowa
home via the ice rone and is the
first man thi.s season to cross on the
ice. He states that a great many
places have formed air pockets that
makes walking cn tne ice a matter
cf difficulty and he had the misfor
tune to break through once while
coming over but fortunately the wat
er was very shallow at that point
and the only damage was in getting
his overshoes wet. On the return
trip Mr. Richardson states that he
will not try the ice again but will
make the trip by skiff through the
portion of the river that is still open.
Good sleigh (not a cutter) and
bells. Inquire of W. T. Richardson,
From Friaay'B raily.
The many friends of Leonard
Meisinger were greatly pleased' to
greet hira yesterday as he strolled
down town for the second time since
j he suffered an operation at the Ford
noppnai in umana several weeKs ago.
Leonard is still feeling quite weak as
the result of the severe strain under
which he was kept for several weeks
at the hospital but is rapidly regain
ing his strength and will soon be his
former genial self. It was certainly
a pleasure to see this young man
back among his friends after the long
weeks of suffering at the hospital.
DEGREE OF HONOR
Meeting Well Attended and Much
Interest Shown in the Selec
tion of New Officers.
From i -May's Dally.
Last evening the ladies of the Ik-
gree of Honor met at their lodge
rooms to participate in the annual
election of officers of the order and
the greatest of interest was shown
in the meeting. The attendance was
very pleasing and the following were
selected to guide the destinies of the
lodge for the ensuing year:
Past Chief Mrs. Charles Ulrich.
Chief of Honor Mrs. Jennie John
Lady of Honor Mrs. Ruth Gryh
ky. Chief of Ceremonies Mrs. Mabel
Recording Financier Miss Anna
Treasurer Mrs. Anna Svoboda.
Usher Mrs. Minnie Bulin.
Assistant Usher Mrs. Bessie Hal
stead. Inner Watch Mrs. Ella "Wnrl.
Outer Watch Mrs. Elizabeth H.
Musician Mrs. Alice Ofe.
Installing Officer Mrs. Naunie E.
TO LOCATE IN GRAND ISLAND.
From Friday's Dally.
W. F. Chalfant of Centralia. Kan
sas, who has just recovered from an
operation at one of the St. Joseph.
Missouri, hospitals is enjoying a visit
with ris relatives in the vicinity of
Murray for a short time. Mr. Chal
fant was in the city today and while
here called at the Journal for a
brief visit. Mr. Chalfant is prepar
ing to locate at Grand Island. Nebras
ka, and will remove there in a short
DAMAGE SUIT UP
Case of John F. Morris vs. Misouri
Pacific Railroad Occupying At
tention of District Court.
From Thursdays Daily.
The time of the district court was
taken up yesterday and today in the
hearing of the case of John F. Morris
vs. the Missouri Pacific railroad in
which the plaintiff seeks to recover
the sum of $20,000 for injuries al
leged to have been received while the
plaintiff was in the employ of the de
fendant company. Mr. Morris was
employed in the maintenance of way
department of the railroad at Wa
bash and while engaged in work was,
it is claimed in his petition, struck
in the eye by a tplinter of. steel and
the sight of the eye destroyed.
The jury selected in the case con
sists of T. W. Swan. George Born,
Arthur Eornemeier, M. M. McFall,
John Smith, II. R. Schmidt. George
Stoner. Fred Meunchau, John Busche,
Emmett Friend, George Hild, John
At the afternoon hearing yester
day eight witnesses were heard for
the plaintiff and the session of court
was delayed somewhat this morning
by the late trains which brought in a
number of witnesses for the plaintiff.
CASS C0TJNTW FARM FOR SALE.
160 acres improved, 1 miles
from Manley, land lays nearly level,
one of the best farms in the county,
possession March 1 if sold soon, price
and terms reasonable, for further
particulars enquire of O. A. Coem.
Manley, Nebraska. 4xw
SPANNING OF MISSOURI WITH
WAGON BRIDGE MAY BE
PLAN TO GROSS THE RIVER
On Piling Supporting the Burlington j
Railroad Structure Being Dis- j
cussed with Engineer. t
Fiom Thursday's Daily.
In the furtherance of the move
ment for the construction of a
wagon bridge over the Missouri riv
er at this point. Frank T. Harrow,
consulting engineer of the Burling
ton, was in the city last evening
meeting wun me committee oi tne
Commercial club and talking over
the situation as to what the desires
of the committee might be in the
Mr. Harrow will look over the out
lined plans and estimate the engi
neering work on the project and sub
mit the same to the Commercial club
as well as to the railroad officials.
who are looking after the matter.
The proposition is one that will
require some little time to get in
shape and the engineering depart
ment of the Burlington v. ill prepare
a full and complete report on the
The plan as suggested by the Com
mercial club is for the construction
of a wagon bridge on the same pil
ing as that occupied by the railroad
bridge and if found feasible would
result in the saving of a great deil
in the construction work and insure
a good stable .structure that would
last for years.
VISITING WITH THE
. HOME FOLKS HERE
Carl F. Schmidtmann. of Billings.
Montana, Pays Visit Here to
Parents and Friends.
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday Carl F. Schmidtmann
arrived in the city from Billings,
Montana, and will enjoy a visit here
for a time with his parents. Mr. and
Mrs. William Schmidtmann and his
other relatives and friends. This if
the first visit in the old home since
this young man left the city after
his discharge from the army. Dur
ing his absence, Mr. Schmidtmanr.
has been traveling quite extensively
through the Pacific northwest.
In the fore part of the summer,
Mr. Schmidtmann was compelled to
spend a fhort time in a hospital a
Portland, Oregon, and following hia
recovery he visited in southern
California, but as soon as his health
permitted returned to Montana, be
ing engaged in the real estate busi
ness in Billings. Mr. Schmidtmann
is a booster for the mountain state
and is enthusiastic over the out
look there for the future when the
full resources of Montana are devel
oped. He has been quite successful
in his business ventures and has
built up a nice business in Billings.
He reports that Fred Heitzhausen,
well known in this city is well locat
ed at Portland since his return from
the army of occupation in Germany
and has a fine position in the Oregon
city as a member of a large bonding
Mr. Schmidtmann also has been
in touch with Glenn Rawls, who is
located at Billings and is enjoyir.g
a ereat success in his wont in one
!of the leading business houses of
'that city. Carl will remain here for
a short time at least resting up and
enjoying the pleasures of home once
Three threshing machine belts, be
tween the Elmer Johnson farm and
Cedar Creek. Finder please leave at
blacksmith shop at Cedar Creek and
receive reward of f 5. Henry Thler
olf. 21 k
From Friday's Daily
Some misunderstanding has arisen
over the report of the illness of Mrs.
Hoy Cole of this city who has been
quite ill for seme time as the result
of an attack of appendicit is. It was
reported that it was Mrs. Roy Cole
residing near Mjnurd who was ill
and the report has caused a great
A; deal of anxiety to her friends
j throughout the countv. Mrs. Cole
of this citv is the one who lias b-pn
I ill and her condition is reported t.s
; being about the sam
MRS. A. K. WALTZ
DIED IN COLORADO
i Word cf Her Death Comes as a Shock
to the Many Friends of the
. : Waltz Family.
From Friday's Dally.
The many friend of the A. H.
Waltz family were grieved when the
ead news of the death of Mrs. Waltz
who died last Saturday at Denver
reached this city. It is doubly sad
from the fact the daughter Ruth died
in Colorado only a few months ago.
Mrs. Waltz had been sick for several
months, in fact almost since-the death
of Ruth. The family were living on
a farm near Ft. Morgan but on ac
count of the sickness cf Mrs. Waltz
recently had gone to Denver where
the family had apartments.
Mrs. Waltz was a sister of Lodge
Caygill. She was one of Elmwood's
foremost ladies always prominent in
church work and social affairs and
will be greatly missed by the friends
and relatives who had hoped to see
the family -return to Elm wood soon
to make their future heme.
A brief history of her life will be
printed next week.
The remains wwe shipped to Elm
wood on Tuesday and funeral services
will be held here on Friday.
The services will be held froni the
Christian church and will be conduct
ed by Elder D. A. Youtsey. The ser
mon will be preached by Rev. Taylor,
who was pastor of the Baptist church
at Wabash and of which the Waltz
family were members during their
residence on the farm. The services
will be held at 2 o'clock. Elmwood
WERE MARRIED AT
. COUNCIL BLUFFS
Mrs. Jennie Mason and Mr. Calvin
Eillian, Both of This City,
Wedded Last Monday.
From Friday's Dally.
The many friends of Mrs. Jennie
Mason, of this city, and Mr. Calvin
Billian. will learn with pleasure of
their marriage which occurred in
Council Bluffs on December 1st.
The wedding comes as a surprise
to the friends of the contracting
parties who were not aware of the
fact that the happy event was to
occur at this time. The contracting
parties, accompanied by a niece of
the bride, departed for the Iowa city,
where they were joined in the bonds
of holy wedlock and at once return
ed to this city, being located on the
T. E. Todd farm west of town.
Both parties are well and favor
ably known to a large circle of
warm friends. The bride has made
her home here for a great many
years and the groom for the past
Mr. and Mrs. Billian will contin
ue to make their home on the Todd
farm for the present at least.
ELKS CLUB ROOMS CLOS
ED DURING EMERGENCY
From Friday's Daily.
The writing rooms, reading rooms
and billiard room as well as the
lounging rooms at the Elks club
home on North Sixth street are clos
ed and will remain closed so long as
the fuel emergency continues. A
small smoking room 9x15 at the
rear of the building is open, togeth
er with the lunch room, the heat be
ing turned off in every other part of
the building. This is in line with
the general spirit of conservation
and was volunteered by the Elks, al
though the committee had not as yet
requested such drastic curtailment
USE OF WOOD
FOR FUEL GROW
ING IN FAVOR
PLATISM0UTII. AS WELL AS OTH
ER SMALL CITIES OF STATE
TAKE SAFETY STEPS.
BACK 10 WOODS MOVEMENT.
Volunteer Choppers Being Recruited
to Insure .Obtaining Relief
from Coal Shortage.
From Friday's Dally.
From every section ever the east
ern portion of Nebraska ccmes the
reports of movements to create
force of wood choppers frcm among
Jhe citizens and to take steps to pro
vide this means of combating the
shortage of coal. In tliis immediate
locality it will be an easy matter to
secure wood as there are immense
tracts of woodland that have never
been disturbed by the woodman's
ax and which will go a long ways
toward relieving the fuel needs.
In the past wood was quite ex
tensively used for fuel in this com
munity, but of late years it has been j
abandoned for the coal which was
more convenient to handle in the
furnaces, but necessity now calls the
citizens back to the old time fuel.
Superior. Nebraska, has organized
a municipal woodyard and the citi
zens are busily engaged in felling
the trees along the Republican river
and at Fairbury the people are se
curing the wood supply that lies'
along the Blue river. At fiatts
mouth the wood supply is better
than at the cities in the interior as
the vast supplies of timber along
the Missouri river are awaiting the
needs of the people.
The discussion of the wood cut
ting campaign is one of the chief
tcpics of conversation throughout
the city and quite a number have
signified their willingness to get out
and get busy on the wood supply.
John F. Gorder has the best idea of
the wood situation in that he will
take out two sawing outfits to cut
up the wood and the volunteers can
cut down the trees and have them
placed where the sawers can get to
them and a few days' work of this
kind would roll up a big supply of
fuel that would go far toward stop
ping the immediate need in this city.
The fuel committee, through Sec
retary E. J. Richey, has asked for in
formation from the owners of wood
or timber tracts that would be will
ing to have them cut up for fuel
purposes and when this information
is received the committee will be in
position to go ahead and have the
wood chopping movement started.
It is the only solution of the fuel
shortage and those who can should
do their part to help out in the se
curing of the much needed wood
SCHOOLS TO HAVE
Christmas Vacation This, Year to
Cover Period from December
19 to January 5. 1920.
From Wednesday's Daily.
The young people attending the
Plattsmouth public schools will have
the opportunity this year of enjoy
ing a two weeks' vacation as the
board of education has decided that
the vacation will start on Friday,
December 19, and continue until
Monday, January 5, 1920. This ex
tension of the vacation was made
with a view of checking the unnec
essary use of the fuel on hand in the
schools and also to give the young
people a better opportunity of prop
erly observing the festival of the
Christmas time. Ths decision of the
school board will be pleasing news
to the young folks who can now be
gin their plans for spending the holi
You will enlov reading Harold
Bell Wright's new book, "The Rec
reation of Brian Kent." Get one
now, at the Journal office.
MAKES GENEROUS OFFER.
A. S. Will, who has considerable
wood on his farm northwest of the
city is doing his part in the general
shortage of fuel by kindly offering
a large amount of the wood on his
farm to the persons who will come
out and cut it up. This should miika
it pretty easy for some one to get
wood for their homes if they have a
little energy and desire to do their
part. Mr. Will states that he is will
ing to donate the wood but does not
feel that he is able to cut it up for
his friends and it is up to them if
get t)uy on the job.
JURY IN DAMAGE
After Deliberating Since Thursday
Afternoon Are Unable to Agree
From Saturday's Daily.
The jury in the damage suit of
John F. Morris vs. the Missouri Pa
cific railroad which has been delib
erating on the issues of the case since
Thursday afternoon this morning
shortly before the noon hour reported
to District Judge Begley that they
had been unable to agree upon a
verdict and were accordingly dis
charged by the court. Judge Begley
called the jury shortly after 10
o'clock and they were of the opinion
at that time that they might agree
on a verdict but this hope failed to
materialize and the case will have to
be called again at the next term of
The amount of judgment asked in
the case was 120,000 for personal
juries received by the plaintiff which
it was claimed was due to the negli
gence of the defendant and their em
ployes. WEDDED AT LINCOLN
From Thursday's Dally.
The announcement is made from
Lincoln of the marriage in that
city on Wednesday of Miss Isa B.
Nicholas, of Greenwood and Mr. Ce
cil R. Stander, of Louisville. The
young people were united in mar
riage Wednesday afternoon at 2:30
at the home of Rev. F. M. Snider,
1930 L street. After a honeymoon
trip through Kansas and Oklahoma,
Mr. and Mrs. Stander will be at
home to their friends at South Bend
after March 1st.
cific has receiver notice this after
noon that a reduction of their per
ating trains will be announced to
morrow. No intimation is given as
to which trains are slated for the
"cut," although it is quite certain
it will not be the afternoon south
bound and the evening northbound,
which are the de luxe trains of the
rxad. In fact it would not be sur
prising if the midnight train south
bound and the early morning train
northbound should be the ones pick
ed for discontinuance.
We do all kinds of Job printing.
An Aid to Credit!
A checking account here will safeguard
your money ami simplify in many ways
the handling of our finances.
The requirements as to balance carried
are not burdensome. Window service is
prompt and accurate.
Beside the convenience of it, a check
ing account will give you an acquaintance
ship among our officers who will aid you
in establishing your credit and solving
your financial problems.
First National Bank
"The Bank Where You Feel at Home. "
TO AFFECT US
BURLINGTON TO DISCONTINUE
TRAINS 14 AND 23 THRU
GOAL SHORTAGE RESPONSIBLE
Micirouri Facific Will Also Reduce
Passenger Service Trains to
be Cut Not Yet Named
From Saturday s Daily.
The coal situation is being
driven closer and closer home
each day. The latest change to
affect Plattsmouth people is the
curtailment of Burlir.g-ton road
trains 14 and 23, as well as 33
and the Pacific Junction connec
tion with No. 5, from Chicago.
Simultaneous with this, comes
the announcement that the Mis
souri Pacific will also reduce
its passenger service, though it
is not yet given out just what
trains are slated for the "cut."
Omaha, Dec. C. (2:15 p. in. ) - -
The changes made effective on t).'
Burlington beginning Monday, v, ill
be as follows: Train No. 14 fr ;n
Lincoln to Pacific Junction, iliie in
Plattsmouth at ! o'clock p. m.. ! s
continued. Train No. 2?. from Pa
cific Junction to Omaha, due in
Plattsmouth at 1:58 p. m., discon
tinued. Train No.
from Pacific Junc
tion to Oreapolis. and its connecting
train, the Schuyler local, discon
tinued. The early morning connection
with No. 5 at Pacific Junction will
also be taken off during the prevc.it
Trains No. 7 an.7 S. operating be
tween Lincoln and Omaha are al.-o
discontinued in the new order poing
into effect Monday.
The drastic cut in train service
announced by the Burlington will
leave the road operating fewer
trains in and out of Plattsmouth
than at any time in a rood many
years past. The trains in operation
will include No. 1.1, to Omaha : n 1
Lincoln, due to leave at 7:1." a. m:
No. C, to Chicago, due at 7:42 a. m;
No. 4, east bound local, due at 9:54
a. m; No. , local from Omaha, at
1:15 p. m. and No. 2. to Chicago,
due at 4:30. Thus it will be readily
seen that but one train a day to
Omaha will be available to Platts
mouth people over the Burlington,
it being No. 1.1, the early morning
Missouri Pacific to Curtail
Simultaneous with the announce
ment from the Burlington. Station
Agent Liston of the Missouri Pa-
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