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XLhc BMattemoutb Journal.
rLATTSM 0 UTH, HEERASSA, MONDAY. DECEMBER 22. 1919.
DEATH GOMES TO
DOWN IN HIS GAB
FOR MANY YEARS AN ENGINEER
ON THE BURLINGTON PRIOR
TO STRIKE OF 1688.
Joseph V.. Coolidge. Old Time Resi
dent of This City Stricken With
Parahsis. Lies at Omaha.
From Fr oa v
One of 11, e o
in the late f it;
I:ui I iiiiit i out
Id t imc t lit; Pieces v. '
hties operated on t:
(!' t l:e ci i v was .Jo
W. ( ol idize. who-e deatn 'c
d at Omaha on Wednesday f.d
i; a Midden stroke of paraly-:--
w.i n-k came en
inir his train cV. the
as in was guidiui:
way to Valley lar
' -ii.IidKe a
Sat urdav r.io: :
for a mnr.lvr i ;
a resident of Plat t sin out i. and
wt'.l known en the road as an
tr.fiir.ee r running cut of thi.- city, hut
when the strike came in lS' Mr.
Co.-.lidiie. w ith his feiiov.- wcrl- ri'ti.
-;uit th ir wck and at the t i:d of
the strike he M'Vrf
with the hur'.i!!,
time at other !i:.e-
hi- connec t i
111. il a !Vw yea:
to the t';.i..n 1
heeli (,:ie (f the
ater w her, he went
.icific w 1 ere he h
(lil'-t ar.d hest m. n
iti t hr- road s- rv ice of
Fur To years he w a :
f fiictnt niph ve . f t h
and remaiii'-d at hi- j..
' !: at con :a
i faithful ;
( : dm v
til the hist.
l"or several years thi- life o! .V r
'o'.lidi;e has heeTi inarkt J by a ( tr:
(f tia-edies which have- c. tit 'Luted
to a ireiieral bieakdown of the -i;'-e
rut-ted man and it is thouuht th:;'
tliis worry and irrief was :ic Ci-.' .-e of
the Lri:;i:inu on of the nttfick u" par
alysis. Tie tragedies- that have marked
the family history for the past 10
years have produced r. marked effect
upon the father and Tor several
ni''T:ths his health has been skcvin-t
the efreets of the cr:f and worry.
Ten yenrs aco his son. Italph en. S--av-r.red
o tioard fh' ral of his enaine
at r(lun:bus. Neb., as tut train w.i
cominr to a halt. He fell under tio
wheels and hi- injuries- necessitated
the amputation of botli leirs.
Past January anrither son K-y.
who was sj prir t e'lder. t f a cold
mine at Noeales. Ariz.. wa-killed by
falline timbers which severcu his
liead from tin body. A con"plete
breakdown following the cleah cf
the son is believed bv the widow and
nieiibers of the family to hav been
the contributing cause of his para
Mr. foolhU'e was twice married,
and had three sons by his first inar
riace and two s-( TiS und five daugh
ters by the second marriaEre.
Mr. ('.olidee was tx.rn in Clen
wood. la., and was over 0 years of
ate at the time of his death. The
funeral will be held at ('olunihus.
Neb. The family have in the last
few years made their home at 2 4
South Twenty-second s'reet. Council
P.luffs. but the body wi'.l be p.l.eti to
( o! um bus for burial.
OF AMERICAN LEGION
Foiraation of Posts of Woman's. Aux- j
iliary Authorized by State Com
mittee of American Legion.
From FrhtHV-.s Tally
American Lepion posts throughout
Nebraska can now have a woman's
auxiliary, according to a statement
Just piven out by State Commander
"While the definite rules have irt
as yet been worked out." stated Mr.
Cline. "arrangements have been com
pleted in Nebraska r.o that thee aux
iliaries can receive a ttniporary
charter, which will later be r placed
by a permanent one. For the Pine
being the orsanh'P.tion of such aux
iliaries will not bt extended beyond
the local post of the lesion.
"Anyine riesirinsr to organize an
p.uxiliarv should obtain blanks from
our state headquarters at Lincoln,
These, after properly filled out by at j
least la women, first, must be ap- j
proved by the pn?t to which it is'
- . .
( : no. v
to command r. The temporary
iters will lie issued :i ;i basis at'
a temporary constitution adopted j
from tii- present constitution and i
post organization of t h Atic-rifati !
Legion. Membership in tliis auxil
iary will be limited to mothers,
wives, daughters and 'i--ers of men
and woruen who were in the mili
tary or naval service le t ween April
. 1 f 1 7 . and November It. IMS. and
died in line of dmy or : Per hunir
al.de di.-eharge ar.d prior to Novem
ber 11.1 !20.-
ICE HARVEST IS
READY TO STARTi
Condition of Ice on Missouri River
Such That Harvest Will be Com
menced Monday by McMaken.
Fn"n Frii'av'p I'attv
With the nieinriry (if the troubles
and annoyances inoider.; to fiettinc:
an adee.jate suy.ply of ie for their
business house- and :;. n:es last
m r. a nuuil er f the cit ;ei;s are ;ie-p:-ri:-.c
; i ;i river ice this y. ;.r. and
ie in a position where they will i..i
he uep:.d- nt npoti thf su: :!l capa i-
ty i. e plat:! which wa- unable ti
jproj.eily serve the public last s'Tl-
! iner. The !'ir:n oi J. H. Mc.Mak -n
will do the ie cut tin i: atid have ; .
re: dy cleaned off a field south of the
ferry where there i- a f:ne bunch of
L-ooc! cb-an ice
s'oreil away f,.
Ti;e first ice
hat will be (in a,
u--e it, n.,i v. -itT h' i
:!1 be stoted j- t;
i e hmi-c- ;f Cry Morcin and S. S.
'ha e a n d o' !i er will then have t ;, , j r
plan's filled V i ll ice fey future ! e
Tin- experts in th" bn-iies stale
that tin- ice this year i the hc-t ,' r
several -i a us and t In- iarc" ainou-t
of i: will en abb. nT.vuiie w !so has sf or-
c. ire r( otu tr. put up
for th summer.
v 1 1
CITY SCHOOLS HOLD
Gloring of Schools for Qiristmas Va
cation Marked by Nurabir of En
tertainments This Afternoon.
rr. 'ri.i"v'! rallv
''"he iosinir of the city schools f r
hoiidav vacatifii was signalized
t f; is
f; ernoon bv a larsre number of
er. t ert a innnnt s in the vnrious w; rd
and crade sclnudr, (.f the city and in
which the Christmas spirit was great
ly in evidence. The teachers have
been assisting the younfi people in
the preparation f the prosrrams and
a number of very interesting: playlets
were civen by the little folks of the
school and in a number of wards th"
Christmas trees prepared by the
teachers were unveiled and their of
ferings distributed an:..ni' the younc
The schools will remain closed in
1 1 1 after New Year's and will re-opn
for the remainder of the winter term
on Mondav. .Tanuarv .". and tliis wilr
rive the scholars as well as the teacti
inir force of the schools a chance to
celebrate the holiday season in a fit
net" TO LOCATE IN WEST
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford I. Cecil v ii!
depart for Topeka. Has., where tiny
will enjoy a visit oveiJthe holidays
at the home of Mrs. Cecil'5 sister ar.d
family in that city. They will no
from Topeka to Fort Collins. Colo.,
where Mr. Cecil will be employed and
..here they expect to make their
home in the future. It is with the
treat est of recret that the many
friends of this estimable younc coti
;le part with them, but in 'their new
h'-nie Uuy will take the bes of
wishes of the host of warm friends in
J. E. VALLERY VERY ILL
From Fridnv's tllv
lleports from the bed side of J. II.
VaHery who has betn quite sick at
his home near Mynard for the sev
eral days indicates that the patient
is pot showing the improvement that
had been hoped for and bis condi
tion is verv seriotts. r.tr. Vallery has
I been very poorly for a number of
months and since his return from the
. . . .
hospital in august lie has Peen grad-
Pally Journal. 15c a Treek.
. t a c !
CASE IS ARGUED
Jurisdiction of Second District Ques
tioned by Attorney for the Fra-
Frem Fri.-,y's l-ailv.
The Woodmen f tlie World.
large fraternal order aizuir.s! wh
inju':ct i'.n pr.e fdiniis w ere filed
the district court of Otoe county,
i-.ued n motion in the di-iri-'t coin"
j Nebraska 'ity Tuesday, h'-ft
I Lesley in which the fra'- rn
e .7 ud'-'O
e :!;'. ori-.:.r.-
i rneys con-
iza t ion
cr-uni " di-- I
.led in t.ne
trict court instead of the Otot cov.i.ty
court, as the head, office- of the v,
O. W. are located in (hna!:'.
The attorricvs r pre nt inir tr.
policy hfdders who are seeking t ' en
iuin the order from put tint: in forc
the increase m ru'es p. re I). . I.tv-
i tics ton of Xebrasha CI' y. Mr. :el
son of St. Por.is and Tan.! Parnett cf
Seh:!:a. Mo. The Woodmen cf the
World arc r prefer,' c by Nelson C.
Pratt. Praii h Cai::s and V. It. Price
The matter of the motion v.-a tak
en under ;.d vi-e"ie:it by .Tudce
dow n later.
YOUNG PEOPLE POT
OVER A SiiBPBISE
Miss Flora I-Ieisiiiirer and Hal;.'h
Farrar of Tiiis City Are Manied
in Omaha Yesterday Al'ttmocr..
-! er: 1 1. 1, j-da v s :,'.'
The i:.ai: y frit :.iis of
Mei-inmr and li.i'.pli (
thi- ci'y were rieaily s
eveninc to learn that
vouni; people hd de'"ide
Mis.- pi( ra
1 to tal e up
the j 'UTIiey of life as ( lit
in the ru
bied t hem
quit. w 1!
itui'e and had nccoru , u . v
selves to the nietrop, !
weudinir c-erenion was
The bridal couple a:
known Iu i t
spent her fiirlkeo
yotanuest dauuhtt r
Oe Tl e .1 . Me:,in-
hirite ' re'e t. wa rt
The r root", i- a iir
J J'arrar of thir c
he b ini; t he
Mr. and Mrs.
. p. nd posses,!.- a
persi n:i 1 fro nds.
i.dM.n of y: i !;.
iv and i:as ;n;:d,
tin- v..-t srvera!
t i i i s ( ; t y in his
aimy Air. Par
war a member of
hi hofie hi :v t ir
nioi. t h s ci i ." v, to
uischai'ee from t he
rar v as durin t he
Co. K. ltSth Infant
yof the famous
IPainbow (iivisio-,. ;md since hi-- ar
rival in the city has been employed
the greater part of the time in tiie
FRENCH ORPHAN SAYS
Brought by F-ed Cross from Over
seas; Objects to Being- Call
this time a
o in France.
in the trenches
and two y.ears ai
:rct Violet Have-
nurse, now livin:- in Murray,
took up a colectio!! of J;;u hist
and brought the fund to 0;n-ih;.
Mrs. Hayes is the nurse who was
riven publicity last spring on her re
turn from overseas service with a
j-year-ohl French orphan. Henri Me-
jtravis. whom she roehristened in the
I good old American William Henry
Hayed. The nurse had picked him
jtip in the devastated region near St.
jpinile. His father was killed in the
'early days of th" war and in the
j flight of refugees he had been sepa
rated from his Tn-uher and grand
! mot her. with whom he was living.
Says He is American
All efforts to locate the child's
"He had no shirt or shooi: when 1
found him and what little clothing
he wore was in tatters." said Mrs.
Mrs. Hayes .out the child lo N w
York. where her daughter. Mrs.
P.owtn, of Hastings, Iowa, was stu ly-
music, and th' child was placed
the Pe Harper training school
i .:i t. it.. . . .
uere unm -mis. nuea reiumeu iroiu
France to take him to his new west-
"Henry doer-n't waTit to le called
'e chll !r
IloU ." s
n i :
.-.a y :
ne j .-
:l: A I;
The form.T we
.-I l.v the ;..rid
era 1 we. I s a I t or
work in the tr :
sa id. w ton 1 he
v-l :. ot
a-I ve;;r. s.-v-!-.
1 1 i : . k of t ': . e
i ; tr
-f : t r
., I ""red
:'.t'. r.; fr.i;
t ;l her hue;. :
Mrs. 15i. ye- iv v
AID SOCIETY MET
Ladies Are Entertained bv Mrs. W.
H. Ivev.ell. Kts. W. T. Cole and
TIrs. E. J. Sti j:i,ht Yesterdav.
From Tl irsdav's
i li ( 1 a u :es of i .,
society were very
taineij tieruay r
H. Newel! In me il
ine.-- meeting of :
host es es v, re M i .
T. 'oie and Mrs. !
the metei.ers of
i re hyieriau
ernoi n at t h
h. t ir refill a r
New, 11. Mrs
. .1. Streiitiif
h.e society were
'h the delightful
tin i.i. The busi
il.en '.:p with the
ia t.s for t he New
great ly j :,::-. d v'
hospitality a '.forded t
ness se-si(,t: vr.s ;.il.
cushion f the pia
Vt ar's watch par; y
as v.t ll as the
it s w ill IojUI on
Ida us et'l'erod
uccess of these
in;-- r-ln. t w h :ch I In- ia
January lo and ' h.
-peak for a cre-n s
two events. .t a suitable hour dam-
tv ;.nd thorouiihl. eniovhle refre. h-
nnt:ts w ere Se;--,e.i v t !: h;i--!cs.-e-
:.L adtied to th- jdeasures ()f the
verv ideasant afternoon.
RECEIVES CAR OF OAK
- LAND AUTOMOBILES
0. E. Garag-e Yesterday Unloaded
C?iload of Fine New Models of
This Fopular Make.
From Tvurs''.t--'s Inilv.
Tl e firm of J. 11. McMaken : Son
w!.: have tstahlisbed an agency for
the Oakland automobile ai the O. K.
a i. rate. ye;-tenlay received a carload
of tin tow models of touring cars
h will he v;isp!a-ed at the gpraue
e-n V'a,i. intiton avenue. This firm
is one if the poshcrs in the autoni -1
lie husi:,e:s and are determined to
see that the people of this portion of
the country are given the best possi
ble service in nti up-to-date automo
bile agency and have taken the Oak
land cp.r to demonstrate in this por
tion of the county. The new cars
are in neat and classy models ar.d can
be seen p.t the garage.
NOW LEARNIKG SPANISH
Prum Teli'-fcilnv'p ThMv
Sheriff Quinton who has two Mex
icans as his guests until Pncle Sam
decides to hand them the kibosh and
transportation, to their native abode,
is now fast beconiinc conversant with
the soft and soothing music of the
Spanish tongue as the sheriff has
the task of looking over the mail of
the prisoners, and. as it is couched
in the most hichly cultivated
"spick." what the sheriff doesn't un
derstand of the language is much.
JOY AT HEROLD EOME
From Fridavs Dally.
This morning there was much hap
piness at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Herold on the occasion of the
arrival cf a fine little daughter who
was born at .o'clock. The little
miss has been christened Jane Adelle
p.nd is doing nicely as well as the
mother. It is needless to say that
the advent of the little one has
broueht' great pleasure to the proud
and happy father.
STORE GETS BUSY
From ThiirsrlaVp Daily
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Estes
Williams in the north portion of the
city was gladdened by the fact that
a fine little son and heir arrived at
their borne to reside with them in
the future. The little man tipped the
rcales at 11 pounds and together with
tne mother is doing nicely, while the
ocracirn naf! brought more than the
usual joy to the proud and happy
st ri iMJiisly v.k
:. ;i .o! ( all-.i 1.
tlllf?" nmnnill several days the road.s in that direc
'IVf rRnflnCm ,ion vere wlinost inipassable but the
ll L. I klUUiinl;! ,Iforts of younrinen have result-
I ed iu mahinp" them very pood for
Kit: li School "G.m'
Iiitcrestir.g Program Arrar.gsd
bv Grde Teachers.
a ft eriiOon
i..w;i x. as ine sceue m a
I he :
r-v k'-eL and thoroughly enj - .y
( hn--!ma- pro-ram fiiven by for the removal of the snow and e.-ti-pupils
of the craies of the en- mates that the road can he cleaared
b:i!iinc and in.- In dine the! at a co.-t cf i.er mile
st udei.ts fr- m
g ra des.
the (i-M to
'. i n-
J lit leaci.ers o: these g
.a ties. ?lis-
ses Ann lia ilarn-us, Lydiu
Teresa Hemple. Julia Kerr. Marie
Svoboda. Florence Hummel!. Ann.
Kys. Miss Owens and Mrs. ( harles
Carlson, had arranged the program
and assisted the young folks in the
preparation of the difterent playlets
and dialogues given and it was very
entertaining throughout as the little
folks enured t "uorouga: v into the
spirit of tilt occasion.
There were some fifty of the young
folks taking part in the program and
ail talcing part acquitted themselves
with the greatest of credit in their
respective roles. As is customary in
an entertainment of tliis nature, a
line large Christmas tree was in evi
dence as well as the good old Santa
who proved a delight to the young
I'oiks. A number of songs were giv
en during the course of the program
that aided in making the program
I lie greatest success.
A larg.e number of the parents?
and friends. (,f pupils were pres
ent to enjoy the occasion with tin
tattle folks and all were enthusias
tic in the manner in which the on-j
tertainment had been arranged
the teachers and carried out by
ARRIVES FOR HOLIDAYS
From Saturday's Tnllv.
This morning I). H. Cook arrived
from Chicago to enjoy a holiday va
cation in tliis city at the home of his
grandmother. Mrs. David Hawks
worth, and with his many friends.
Harris has been very busy during
tin- fall term at the Northwestern
school of law in which he is complet
ing hie course of .srudy for the bar.
Ttr. and Mrs. F. W. Cook of Kock
Island. 111., w-ill arrive on Tuesday to
remain over Christmas here at the
home of Mrs. Hawksworth.
First Ward School Pupils Held Very
Enjoyable Program at School
Fmm Snt'irda v's t-nltv
Yesterday afternoon the pupils of
the first ward school under the aus
pices of their teacher. Miss Adelia
Sayles. held a very enjoyable pro
gram at the school building and the
school was filled to its capacity by
the patrons of the school tc enjoy the
treat prepared for them. The chief
feature of the. program was the play
let. "The Joys and Sorrows of Santa
Claus" and in which Mr. and Mrs.
Santa Claus and Jack Frost were the
main characters and some 3 4 little
folks in costume participated in the
playlet and proved very pleasing in
their different roles. The playlet
was given i ntwo acts and in each of
these the young folks displayed the
greatest talent. A fine Christmas
tree had been arranged which was
decorated with offerings of candy
and other good things to eat which
were distributed bj" the teacher to
the little folks. A gift bag also was
an attractive feature of the afternoon
and in this was a gift for every mem
ber of the school and much pleasure
was derived from the sharing of the
pretty and attractive gifts.
ROADS GETTING BETTER
From Thursdays Daily.
This morning Walter Dyers was in
the city from his home in Rock
Bluffs and reports that the road
leading to that locality is in very
good shape, due to the thoughtful
ness and labor of two of the young
farmers of that locality. Glen Fitch
horn and Charles Warga, who have
been out with team and a drag and
made the roads bo that they are pass
able for two teams Instead of the
narrow road that was made by the
few teams pabsinp over the road. For
j The state engineer's office at Lin
, ( In has ie'ju-.st-d the county com
jmissioners to have the.now renxned
j from the fiovernmen: aid road soioh
( f I he city as soon as possitde. Tne
a . e n L" i 1 1 ee I his refoTiimeto!ed f i n
- ,,f the ,-oatl maintenance mac". inery
THE BASKET BALL
GAMES LAST NIGHT
Local High School Loses to Dunbar
While Eighth Grade Team
Wins from Glenwood.
From Saturday's Daily
Past evening there was gui'e a
good sized crowd of the basket ball
fans present at the Inch school 'gym'
to witness the battle between the
Plattsmouth Sth grade team and ti.e
Sth graders of the (lienwood schools
and in which the local bovs were
victors by the score of to 11 and
played rings around the boys from
ur neighboring city across the riv r.
In the contest between the kU'h
-chool teuni and the organ ir.u' i n
representing the Dunbar high school
i very close and interesting game
was enjoved which was grabbed oil
nv tne visitors lv the score ot -.. to
:!4. The playing on both sides was
juite spirited and the game was one
-)f the Closest
th is vear.
seen on the local tloor
LOCOMOTIVE OFF TRACE
From Thursday's Dally.
This morning as the wes-t bound
local freight was tnroute from this
city to Lincoln, it was laid up for a
few hours at Oreapolis as the loco
motive of the train was. off the track,
caused by running onto the derail
and all but the two rear wheels of
the tender were resting on the ties
until the local switching crew cruld
reach the scene and were able to get
the engine back on the rails pnd the
train again started on its way west
ward. VISITS MASONIC HOME
From Friday's Daily.
This morning the officers of the
Scottish Rite Woman's club of Oma
ha came down and spent several
hours at the Masonic home as well
as the Eastern Star orphanage and
distributed the Christmas offering of
the Omaha club for the benefit of the
Masc.nic home. The ladies in the
party were Mesdames IP J. McAr
itin', J. H. St ine. Robert Gilchrist,
and Fred Martin. The ladies were
delighted with the splendid manner
in which the home is progressing
and greatly enjoyed their stay at
tlje institution that the Masons of
the state have erected. The ladies
returned home this afternoon over
Al the news in the Journal.
of our specialized loan service will interest bor
rowers who want to make loans on the most ad
vantageous terms. We're prepared to meet all
Requirements in the matter of farm loans
promptly and satisfactorily.
Our large assets and strong organization as
sures borrowers the kind of service they want
and will appreciate. When you're ready to nego
tiate your next loan, ask us to tell you more about
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First National Bank
"The Bank Where YouFeel at Home"
TION TO BE HELD
LAST OF APRIL
CHANGES MADE BY LAST LEGIS
LATURE HELD UP EY THE
MEANS A LGNS CAMPAIGN
Only On'ices in County to be JJcmi
nated are District Judge. Cleik of
District Court ar.d County Judge.
r'r ..tn Tl: u r s,);. j . i . .
""lie campaign of Pi.'1' wiil lie
launched eaily Ihi- year c ce, rd : :: .: to
the i ii ! "-mat ion rec itd by ( 'ounty
Clerk Utjrge P. S.ile- from ti t- of
fice of the secretary cf state at Pin
coin. The opernthn of ;!.. an.-:id-meiits
in JU,u e Kid! No. as
pa-'sed by the last Pgi-iature ..'id
signed by Goveiior MeP.ivie ere
held up under a r forev d u m petition
which re'j u ire- 1 1 ' ' ub'ii i-1- j, ... (,f
these articles to a ve of Ike pi ;dc.
This will do away with t lie j:ej.-;'ed
convention sy-tem which wa- a '-.t-ure
of the amendments and ibe , M
primary law will uno'i-i t be !.
t ions in t he com i u u via r.
The iriiiu'v will be (.-il c, the
third Tuesday in April ;: I., r. to
fore and will lake up th:- prefer, nee
for president as veil the ,,t,. fer
tile state and county oft ice-; coming
under t he provi-ioi :- of ;!e primary
All of the siale office, will be
subject to the primary and (: can
didates for various po-ip. n ,.;'
soon be on the gum :hoc irail f the
voters as- the time is short f . : ; I
preliminary working of the candi
Pnder the changes in the law- al
most all of the count y office-- are
placed on a four years ba-is ar.d with
the exception of di-trict ju i -e. c'. rk
of the district court ad c . ;uty
judi-o. will hold over nntil the .lec
tion in lt'L'2. The term f the dis
trict judge and clerk f the omrl
expire this year as well a- that '
county judre. which is the et.lv
J tar office let'? in the comity an'
Ii pa i
The voters will pass on tl
ed changes in the primary law
will give a convention ibe i ir
name many of the candidates,
which was enae'ed by tl e l .st
RETURNS FRO!.: HOSPITAL
From Thursday's Dmty.
This afternoon Mrs. George p th
returned Jit me from Omaha v : ere
for the past few weeks she has b " n
at the Immanuel hospital, recovering
from a very serious operation. Mrs.
Born is feclinir much improved and
her return has been the occasion of
much pleasure to the family circle
who have greatly missed her dining
the long weeks of her enforced ?tay
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