The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 15, 1919, Image 1

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    Nebraska, Stat Higtori
cal Socitty
vol. xxxm
No. 50.
nc uni nun
Descendant of Prominent English
Family has Exciting and Varied
Experience in His Career.
From Thursday's Daily
There arrived in this city a few
days ago a stranger whose account
of his experiences reeds as a chapter
from some stirring work of adven
ture, and reaches from the halls of
the nobility of England to America
and back to blood stained fields of
Flanders, where the man. Lionel Ash
man, served for the land of his .an
cestry as a member of the Candian
expeditionary forces. i
Mr. Ashman came to this city from
Omaha where he hid an experience
on Saturday that rivaled any of his
battle front adventures with the hun.
He had come to Omaha from the har
vest fields of Kansas where for the
past summer and fall he has been
employed in torking on the farms )
in that state, bringing with him
$470. He had intended going out to I
Benson he stated and being unac- !
quainted with the city got on the
wrong street car and was taken out
on the Cuming street line and when
at Twenty-fourth street was Inform
ed that he was not on a Benson car
and of course he alighted and start
ed to look around for a car that
might lead him to his destination.
He was near Twenty-fourth and
Cuming when two of the famous Om
aha "stick up" men appeared on the
scene and requested Mr. Ashman to
"kick in" with his cash which he
did at the point of a revolver and
the men then relieved him of his
overcoat and turned him loose. De
sirous of getting out of Omaha and
not having the necessary money-with
which to travel he started out to
walk to some nearby town and fin
ally landed at LaPIatte Sunday and
Tuesday he continued his journey to
Plattsmouth where he arrived and
will remain until he has secured
founds to continue on his way to a
more favorable location.
He tells a strange story of his life
and that of his family that leads
back to the old families of England
of which his ancestors were mem
bers and the great grandmother of
Mr. Ashman was a member of one of
the families that have long been
prominent in diplomatic life of that
country. His grandfather on the
paternal side was one of the men of
wealth in England and his vast es
tate was in dispute between the heirs
for a number of years as the estate
was willed in such a manner that
under the very confusing inheritance
laws of England the father of Lionel
Ashman was kept from his proper
share in estate but as his father at
that time was quite wealthy enough
nothing was thought of the fact that
the younger son could not recover
his share of the estate.
The elder brothers of Lionel Ash
man were presented by their father
each with a sum of $25,000 on their
arrival at their majority but when
bis turn came to share in the Inheri
tance the family wealth had shrank
to such an extent that his portion of
the wealth was but $1,000. The
young man was for a few years em
ployed in different portions of east
and in a tire factory at Okron Ohio,
but in 1914 as the clouds of war
rolled over the land from which his
ancestors had come the call to ser
vice reached him and going to Can
ada enlisted with the troops of the
dominion and was sent overseas with
them and for three long and blood
stained years served in the trenches
with the brave and daring troops of
Canada, being wounded four times
and suffering from a severe dose of
gas which, has affected him to a
greater extent that the wounds. Of
the brothers of Lionel Ashman, five
sleep In the sacred soil of Flanders
where they fell fighting against the
invading foe and another brother is
now located in France as a priest of
the church. After the war young
Ashman returned to the United
States but found that his physical
condition was undermined as the re
sult of the gass and has been unable
to find inside work end was forced
to leave the tiro factory and come
west and finally located in Kansas
where he was able to save a neat sum
from his summer's work only to have
it stolen in Omaha.
The young man has his discharge
for honorable service in the army of
Canada with him and his appearance
is prepossessing and bears out his
story of adventure.
George C. Matthews Formerly of This
City and Miss Rose Rogers United
in Marriage on Wednesday.
Frnrn Frlaay's Dally.
The friendsiin this city of George
C. Matthews, who for a number of
years was a resident of this city, will
be pleased to learn of the marriage
cf this excellent young man to Miss
Rosa Rogers at the home of the bride
In Omaha on Wednesday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. Mr. Matthews is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Mat
thews who made their home in thi?
city for a number of years when Mr.
Matthews was employed on the Jour
nal as a linotype operator. The groom
Is a young man of high character
and worth and was during the war
in the service of his country as a
member of the army of the United
States and since his discharge from
! service has been making his home in
t Omaha. The young people will make
their home in the metropolis in the
Auto Parties Contine to Travel tc
Omaha Over Snow Roads and
Successfully Make Trips.
From Friday's Dally.
The heavy snow that has blocked
a great many of the country roads
has not stopped the travel to Omaha
as the cars are spinning out each
day from this city to the Nebraska
metropolis and the parties making
the trip report that is not a bad trip
at all and as the snow packs the
roads become really better than the
rough roads of the summer months.
TTp to Monday the snow was pack
ed down very hard and it was being
heavily patronized by the traveling
public but the snow on Monday inter
fered with it somewhat but this con
dition is now passing as the roads
are opening up and the snow begin
ning to once more pack and make
travel very enjoyable over the auto
From Friday's Daily
The extreme snowy weather of the
past week has proven a stumbling
block to the rural carriers over the
country as they have been unable to
make deliveries over their entire
routes since the first of the week.
The routes out of Weeping Water
and a number of the town3 in the
central and western portions of the
county have been compelled to await
more favorable conditions before
making their deliveries. The Platts
mouth route carriers have had much
better luck in their deliveries as they
have been able to get through the
snow the greater part of the time
although the trip has been one of
the greatest severity as the snow has
been almost impassable at times.
From FrMv'n Dally.
William Hassler is still confined
to his home as the result of a severe
fall sustained on Monday evening
and which resulted in his sustaining
a very severe strain to his back. Mr.
Hassler was descending the steps on
the south side of his residence on
North Fifth street late Monday ev
ening and as he came down the steps
his feet slipped on the icy coating
of the steps and he fell a distance
of several feet, striking the ground
on his back and bruising and strain
Ing it quite severely. Since that
time he has been confined to his bed
but an examination has fa-fled to
disclose any broken bones.
Peviion Recites Defendant Struck
and Wounded Plaintiff on Public
Near Nehawka August 18.
From Friday's Daily.
This morning an action was filed
n the office of the clerk of the dis
trict court entitled uiiam fc.
Doughty vs. Parr Young and in which
the plaintiff alleges that on August
18. 1919. the defendant in the action
did beat, wound and injure t lie
plaintiff to such an extent that
$5,000 damages are asked.
The petition recites that August
IS the plaintiff was engaged in the
operation of a threshing machine
and was on the public highway three
miles west and a half mile north of
Nehawka and was met by the de
fendant, who it is stated without
provocation or cause struck the
plaintiff a number of blows which in
flicted injuries and one blow in the
mouth destroyed the false teeth of
the plaintiff and the breaking of the
plate cf teeth caused a damage of
$50. The plaintiff further claims
that he has been suffering from the
effects of the injuries received since
that time and that as a result hi"
health has suffered to such an ex
tent that he asks $5,000 damages. At
torney William A. Robertson appears
as the attorney for the plaintiff in
the action.
James M. Robertson of This City is
Advanced to Office of Captain of
the Host at Closing Session.
H'inm Friday's Dallv.
At the session of the grand chapter
of the Royal Arch Masons of Ne
braska, held in Omaha yesterday,
James M. Kobertson of this city was
elected to the office of captain of
the host in the grand chapter. Mr.
Robertson is one of the prominent
and active figures in the Masonic cir
cles of Nebraska, and is also a mem
ber of the offcial board of the Ma
sonic home in this city and his
friends in the order and throughout
the county will be pleased to learn
of his advancement in the grand
chapter of the order. The grand
chapter selected as grand high priest
Hon. Alpha Morgan of Broken Bow,
Txiuis E. Smith of Long Pine as king,
L. D. Richards of Fremont as treas
urer and Hon. Francis E. White of
Omaha as grand secretary. The ses
sion of the grand chapter was held
at the Masonic temple in Omaha but
owing to the conditions imposed by
the fuel administration it was nec
essary to hold the sessions in the of
fices of the grand secretary, Francis
E. White.
From Friday's Dally.
R. B. Howell, republican national
committeeman of Nebraska, is very
well satisfied with the result of the
national meeting held in Washing
ton a few days ago. At least he told
reporters so yesterday, and he in
tends to stick to it when he gels
back home.
But Mr. Howell Is not thoroughly
satisfied with the indications of the
presidential matter. He did not give
out many things for interview with
respect to this matter, but it is said
that he and some of those who be
lieve as he does do not want to have
the party carry the . burden of a
standpat candidate when the next
year's campaign comes on.
How they propose to check this,
however, was not divulged. The in
tention to checkmate the nomination
of a Penrose candidate, though, is
going to be worked Into deeds of
j valor in the party between now and'
convention time, and when June 8
rolls around at Chicago, the country
will know something about it.
Under the surface in Washington,
it might be well to state for the in
formation of Nebraska republicans.
Mr. Howell is credited with having
more than his share in the selection
of William Hays .to head the nation
al committee.
The matter of Hays' election was
so highly commended at this, the
general committee meeting held since
that event, that those who planned
and executed it were singled out lor
party crosses of honor. Mr. Howell
worked in conjunction with George
Perkins and Senator ('aider in the
matter and the trio were generally
praised for their astuteness and dis
Commissioners Can Not See Way to
Donate Additional Amount for
Extra Work on Aid Road.
From Thursday's Dallv.
The county commissioners and the
representatives of the contract
ors on the government aid road south
of the city in their informal discus
sion of the settlement of the ex
penses of the building of the road
yesterday could not agree as to the
amount to which the countv was ex
pected to pay. The difference lias
been caused by the fact that it was
necessary to grub out a number of
stumps along the roadway and which
the contractors found amounted to
several thousand dollars extra ex
pense. Under the contract the hedges
are defined a3 rows of trees used as
fences and these, were, removed by
the county as under the contract but
it was found that there were a large,
number of trees ;d clumps cf treei
standing in the new roadway that
had to be removed and the stumps
grubbed out and for this it was de
sired that the county help in the ex
pense but the board of commission
ers are loath to let go of the amount
which will be in the neighborhood of
$5,000 as they do not believe that
under the contract they are liable for
this extra cost.
Local Agency of the Ford Car Busy
Receiving and Disposing of
Ford Cars.
from Thursday's DalVy.
The fact that winter is upon us
has no effect upon the demand for
the famous Ford and Fordson trac
tors as is demonstrated by the
amount of business which the T. H.
Pollock comany has had in this line
in the last few days. The company
has just received one sedan model
as well as four touring cars which
were driven down from Omaha for
the new owners and will be in the
hands of the purchasers in a short
time. The Pollock company has also
received a car load or Fordson trac
tors which were unloaded at the lo
cal Burlington freight house and
placed in the garage at the corner
of Pearl and Sixth street to await de
livery to purchasers.
From Friday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon Fred Hild and
wife and son Henry and Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Wolf of Avoca, parents of Mrs.
Hild. departed from Murray for the
Pacific coast where they expect to
spend the winter and will on their
trip visit at Los Angeles and other of
the southern California cities. The
health of Mrs. Hild has been very
poor for the past few years and it Is
hoped that a change of climate will
prove beneficial to her and if it 13
found that she improves in the clim
ate of southern California the family
may decide to locate there for the fu
160 acres improved, 1 miles
from Manley, land lays nearly level,
one cf the best farms in the county,
possession March 1 if sold soon, prico
and terms reasonable, for further
particulars enquire of O. A. Coon.
Manley, Nebraska. 4xw
CUUltl AUAlIi AUtiUal
amu juna ii.uuii.Ali.
Suits are Based on Injuries Received
By Plaintiffs as Result of Collision
Between Buggy cjid Automobile.
From Saturday's Daily.
This morning three cases were fil
ed in the district court which are
the outgrowth of a collision that oc
curred in the west part of the city on
he evening of August 24, 1910. at
which time a single buggy occupied
by the plaintiffs, Mrs. Mary Blunt
and Mrs. Edna Taylor, was struck by
an automobile owned by John Kou
kal and which was being driven by
August Koukal. a minor son of the
owner. As a result of the mix up
between the car and the buggy the
two ladies were thrown out and sus
tained Injuries which they make the
basis of the suits.
The petition of Hie plaintiffs cover
practically he same ground as to the
collision and resultant injuries to the
two ladies. It is alleged in the peti
tion that the defendant, August Kou
kal was driving the car owned by his
father, John Koukal. on the night of
the accident and aj the time of the
wreck was driving on the public
highway without lights in violation
of law and it is also claimed that the
defendant August Koukal was driv
ing in a neglectful manner at the
time cf the accident and coming tip
behind the buggy occupied by Mrs.
Blunt and Mrs. Taylor, strick it with
great force as a result of . which the
buggy was forced into a barbed wire
fence and the occupants thrown out
with the result that they sustained
injuries which have since incapaci
tated them from work.
The plaintiff Mrs. Mary Blunt reci
tates in her petition tnat prior to the
time of the acident she was capable
of earning the sum of $100 per
month in the management and care
of a household and since the time of
the accident had been unable to per
properly look after the work of her
household and for the injuries re
ceived asks the sum of $5,000 and
which amount is also asked for by
Mrs. Taylor.
The plaintiff Elmer A. Taylor asks
for a judgment in the sum of $2,210
for the damages did to the harness
and buggy of the plaintiff as well
as for sums paid out by the plaintiff
for medical attention given to his
wife as well as the hiring of extra
help that the condition of the wife
has made necessary. Attorney AVill
iant A. Robertson appears in the ac
tions as the representative of the
Death of Mrs. Emma Beeson McAd
ams Investigated by Omaha Cor
ner's Jury Results in Charges.
From Thursday's Daily.
The coroner's jury In Omaha that
has been .investigating the death of
Mrs. Emma' McAdams which ocurred
on Saturday at the Nicholas Senn
hospital have returned a report,
which according to dispatches from
Omaha have recommended that a
doctor performing the operation on
the unfortunate women be held as
well as the husband of the deceased
as an accessory.
The deceased lady was a member
of the Beeson family of Red Oak, Io
wa, and well known in this city to
a number of the residents. She was
24 years of age at her death.
I have for sale several good milk
cows, tuberculine tested. Will be
fresh soon and are good heavy milk
ers. See Nell D. Cameron, Bellevue
Blvd., block north of Childa Toad.
Telephone South 3517, Omaha.
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday morning the stork in
his flight over the vicinity of Platts
mouth, made a hurried visit at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Mei-
nger, near Mynard, and left with
(in a fine little daughter. The
I mother and little one are doing nice-
; ly and Henry is very proud over the
addition that has been made to the
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Meisinger will rejoice with them in
' f Vi r ri O nnirinec t lio hup Iick.ti rrinon 1 -
Meeting Yesterday Afternoon Well
Attended Despite Bad Weather
Officers Are Elected.
From Thursday's Dallv.
The ladies of the Royal Neighbors
of America met yesterday afternoon
at their rooms in the Modern Wood
men building to take up the matter
of the annual election of officers and
the following were chosen:
Oracle Mrs. Margaret Tulene.
Vice Oracle Mrs. Carrie Christ.
Past Oracle Mrs. Frances Schultz.
Recorder Miss Garnet Cory.
Receiver Mrs. Jennie Tulene.
Chancellor Mrs. Elizabeth But
tery. Marshal Mrs. Katie Hild.
Inner Sentinel Mrs. Stella Good
win. Outer Sentinel Mrs. Laura An
drews. Manager Mrs. Emma McMaken.
Musician Mrs. Dollie Hudson.
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Storm from Northwest Sweeps Over
State and Adds to Demoralized
Condition of Travel and Fuel.
From Friday's Dally.
At an early hour this morning a
blizzard swept down from the Rocky
mountain states over the central
states bringing with it a sudden drop
in the mercury that ranges frorn 25
to 10 below zero and accompanying
the cold wind storm was a heavy
snow that in the western portion of
the state added to the general suffer-
ering due to the coal shortage and
Inabilitiy to move trains through
the snow packed areas.
Reports from Alliance, Grand Is
land and North Platte report the
storm as being intense in these local
ities and the most severe of the sea
son so far and coming on top of the
heavy snow of the first of the week
has completely checked the rail traf
fic over the western roads.
The storm comes at a time when
the fuel supplies of the western
towns are at the lowest stage and
a great deal of suffering is expected
in the sections where there is a lack
of wood for fuel and the need of im
mediate relief for the western por
tion of the state is pressing.
You will find a nice line or popu-.
tar copyright hooks at th Journal
A Service message
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They never slump in value ; are always worth dollar for
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For short-term investments we know of nothing better
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First National Bank
"The Bank Where You Feel at Home"
Mrs. Goodwin Came to Cass County
in 18G3 Has Resided Near
Here Since That Time.
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening the death messenger
removed another f,f the old time resi
dents of this portion of Cass county
when Mrs. Elizabeth K. Goodwin
passed away after an affliction of
three years and during which time
she has been confined to her bed for
the greater portion of the time. Dur
ing the years of her sickness Mrs.
Goodwin had been making her home
with her son. Robert L. Propst and
family in this city.
The departed lady was at the time
of her death lacking only a few days
of 87 years of age, having been born
on December 21, 1S22. in Pendleton
county, in what is now the state of
West Virginia, but which at that
time was a portion of the Old Domin
ion. It was in this locality that th"
girlhood of the deceased was spent
and in the year-1 853 came with her
parents to Scott county. Iowa., where
for a number of rears she made her
home. Mrs. Goodwin came to Ne
braska for the first time in IS 00
anl was so favorably impressed, vitl.
the new and undeveloped country of
44k west that in IS69 the oauja to
tl;5s locality and secured the fni
c'ght miles west of this city wheiv
for many years -he mode her hoi;".
The deceased has lived long in I he
community from which she has now
departed forever and during these
years of life had labored long and
diligently to aid in the development
of the comunity and ha3 saw the
country develop from the wastes of
the frontier civilization to a great
and prosperous commonwealth. She
was during her lifetime a faithful
member of the Methodist church and
It was her delight and pleasure when
her health permitted to gather at the
house cf worship each Sunday, but
for the past few years during her
illness she has been deprived of this
privilege. Of the family of ten chil
dren of which the deceased was a
member there now remains but one.
a sister, Mrs. S. L. Willis, residing
at Brighton, Colorado. One son. Rob
ert L. Propst. is left to mourn the
loss of this kindly lady as well as
ten grandchildren and ten great
Three years ago Mrs. Goodwin sus
tained a severe fall at her home In
this city that resulted in the disloca
tion of the hip and at her extreme
old age this proved too severe a
shock and since that time she has
been confined to her home and bed
the greater part of the time.
No arrangements have as yet been
made for the funeral.