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PLATTSMO UTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 1920.
SECRETARY OF STATE SENDS
NOTICE TO COUNTY CLERK OF
COMING STATE PRIMARY.
SEVERAL DIFFERENCES NOTED
Debates to County Conventions and
va;d and Precinct Delegates to
be Selected at Primaries.
From Thursdays Daily.
County Clerk George R. Sayles has
just received notice from the office
of Secretary of State D. M. Ams-
berry, announcing several changes
in the ruling previously made as to ;
the forthcoming primary election.
In the first letter sent out by the
state department in December it
was stated that the operation of the
new primary law was suspended by
the referendum petition to have the
matter submitted to the people at
the fall election in 1920. Since that
time the office of the attorney gen
eral of Nebraska has handed down
a decision that makes a num
ber of changes covering the election
of delegates to county conventions as I
well as precinct and ward commit-J
teemen of the various parties. The 1
attorney general gives-as his opinion I
that the referendum does not apply I
to these positions and the county J
clerks of state have been instruct-1
ted to proceed and prepare their bal- I
lots In this manner so a- to Include I
these minor offices. Under the rul- 1
Ing also the old-elections boards .ap? 1
pointed in 19 IS will not serve out I
their full two years as a new board I
will be appointed prior to the pri-1
maries in April which Will ?iave
cherge of the work of receiving and I
routing the ballots cast. I
The complex nrimarv law which I
wes put forth by the :ast legislature
has been badly complicated by the
fact 'that portions of it are held up
under the referendum petition and aa
a result the officials are rather at
tea as to the procedure In arranging
for tlie primary but the ruling of
ilic .cc-etary of state seem; to clear
the siatuatlon somewhat and give
the coivity officials some pounds cn
which to figure for the forthcoming
MAKES SPECIAL EF
FORT ON W. R. I.
American Red Cross Home Service
in Position to Aid in Securing
Adjustment and Be-Instatement.
From Thursday's Dally.
Ttu local office of the home ser
vice department of the American
Red Cross is taking up the work of
assisting those who have or have had
war risk insurance . under the gov
ernment. ' The many excellent fea
tures of this insurance can be read
ily understood by securing the book
lets prepared by the government and
wmch can oe seureu ai uie oiiic i
from the secretary of the Red Cross,
Mrs. F. H. Dunbar. The war risk
insurance act has been recently
emended giving rhuch more advan-
tsgeouB terms to the policy holders
Ps well as increasing the list of
1 eneflciaries under the act and giv-
ing the holder of the policy a greater j
number of benefits from the in-1
creases in special disability clauses j
cf the act. The government Is very I
anxious that those who have dropped J
this insurance take steps to have it I
re-instated and for this purpose are
r ffering a large number of policies
of all kinds from the ordinary life
to the endowment form, zv ana an
payments plans and other forms
that will permit the former service
tnen to protect themselves and their J
families from want in the case of I
death or disability. Mrs. Dunbar I
will be pleased to fully explain the J
insurance features to any of those I
w ho are interested and especially to I
the service men who have allowed
their insurance to lapse. The gov-,
eminent has given a very liberal time
for re-instatement without medical
examlnation but as this time is get-1
ting shorter it would be well to look
the matter up and see what the gov
ernment has to offer In the way of
OPPOSING RATE INCREASE
From Thursday's Pally.
The Woodmen of the World have
raised their rates from 200 to
5001. Still their reserve fund now
amounts to J4S.000.000.00. They
have also raised their head officer
from $12,500.00 to $25,000.00; all
other officers ia proportion. All mem
bers throughout the jurisdiction are
up in arms. A welfare committee
has been organized in Omaha to pro
test the increase in rates. Suit has
been started in Nebraska City against
the enforcement of this rate. All
Woodmen are urged to pay their old
rate until suit is determined. If
interested in this, communicate with
the Secretary, Joseph P. Wicina, of
1913 So. 15th St.. Omaha. Nebr.
OF VETERAN MASONS
James Robertson of This City At
tends Meeting of Veterans and
Masonic Home Stockholders.
Prnm Friday'!" Patty
The annual meeting of the N'e
braska Veteran Masons la being held
in Omaha today at the Masonic tem
pie ana tne garnering win draw a
large number of the older member?
of the fraternity from different partF
of the state. The annual stockhold
ers' meeting of the Nebraska Masonic
home is also being held there and
James Robertson of this city, mem-
ber of the board of control as wel!
as Samuel Scott, superintendent ot
the home, will be In attendance at
the meeting. .The Nebraska Matron
lc home is one of the great monu
menta qC the order. In. the , state and
the care and maintenance of this
great Institution for the protection
and care of the aged and helpless
ones of the order is a subject close to
the hearts of the Masons of the state
The home In this city Is in excellent
condition and the results of the ef-
forts of the Masons is shown in the
splendidly arranged home that shel
ters thoF of the order who have
come into their declining years.
MADE NICE PROFIT
From Friday's Dally.
Eighteen years ago Frederick
Stohlman purchased 4S acres of
bottom land weft of town of Charles
Sharp for $1,125. Recently he sold
it to the Lyman-Richey Sand com
pany for 110,000. Mr. Stohlman said
he purchased the land with the in
tention of opening a sand pit. but
was unable to get the Burlington to
install a track for him. The invest
ment proved a money maker how
ever, even though he was prevented
from carrying out his desire to enter
the sand' shipping business. Louis
AFTER MANY YEARS
Fred Group Visiting Brother First
Time in More Than Quarter
of a Century.
prom Friday's Dally.
John Group has been enjoying a
visit from his brother, Fred Group,
of Dousman, Wisconsin, thii week,
and the visitor has had a great time
recalling old times and scenes In
this locality where be lived about
27 years ago. At that time he made
his home with his brother, John,
who had Just purchased his farm
home which is now occupied by his
son Lawrence since Mr. Group mov
ed to Louisville a few years ago.
Fred Group is the youngest of
eight children, all living. Five live
in different places in Wisconsin, one
in Minnesota, one in the northwest
and one In Louisville. Fred Is in
the butcher business and maintains
a home with his sister. Miss Min-
nie. and another brother, Jacob.
He says the old town has changed
considerably, but as with all the
earlier residents who came back af-
ter many years, he says the hills and
the river and the woods all look fa
miliar, and he Is able to recognize
many old landmarks. From here, he
will 'go to Minnesota-for a visit be-
fore returning to his heme In Wls-
consin. Louisville Courier.'
IN BUZZ SAW
MURDOCH LADY MEETS WITH A
MOST PECULIAR AND DIS
VERY CLOSE CALL TO DEATH
As Body Drawn Into Teeth of Sharp
Wood Saw Shawl About
Head the Cause.
From Saturday's Dally.
During the fore part of the week,
.vhile the men folks were engaged
n sawing wood at the home of P.
v. Pickwell. Mrs. Pickwell went out
:o where the work was being done,
ifter an oil can which she wished
o use about the house.
Although no wood was being saw
id at the time the saw was running.
ut it was so evenly balanced and
un so true that Mrs. Pickwell did
lot realize it was in motion. In
caching across the work table for
he oil can. a scarf which she had
tied over her head and about her
.leek floated in the breeze and was
taught by the rapidly moving saw
Mrs. Pickwell was drawn to the
aw with the result that the flesh of
her right arm was badly mangled.
eing nearly stripped from the bone.
3he was only uble to free hereelf by
hrusting her left hand forward
igainst the frame of the saw, thu&
iberatLng her from what seemed for
i few moments to be almost certain
ltath. Hut In doing so, the thumb
jf the left hand came in contact
A-ith the saw and was cut open to
Notwithstanding the intense pain
md seriousness of the accident, Mrs.
ickwell continued calm and exhibi
ted a brand of heroism that is truly
ommendabie, especially among worn-
m during the dressing of her
The many friends of this good
voman over Cass county and espec
ally in the vicinity of Murdo-k will
e pained to learn of her misfortune
nd trust her recovery may be both
peedy and permanent.
OF STORE DEPARTM'T
Harold Q. Streight. Formerly of This
City, Given Position of General
Foreman at West Burlington.
Prom Saturday's Dally.
Information has been received
here of the appointment of Harold
G. Streight as general foreman of
the Burlington store department at
West Burlington. Ia. Mr. Streight
has been employed there for the past
year and has been one of the most
efficient representatives of the com
pany in carrying on this important
branch of the railroad. The prede
cessor of Mr. Streight goes from
West Burlington to Havelock.
Mr. Streight is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. O. M. Streight of this city and
was for a number of years in the
employe of the store department in
this city In the office of the local
storekeeper and was one of the trust
ed employes of this department of
the Burlington. His advancement
will be pleasing news to the friends
of the young man in Plattsmouth
and is a recognition of his ability
and worth in his service to the rail
road company with which he has
SUSTAINS BAD FALL
ON ICY SIDEWALK
Harry Johnson While Coming from
Horns Last Evening Falls on
Walk and is Badly Bruised.
From Saturdays Dally.
Last Evening while Harry John
son was coming from his home in
the north portion cf the city. he sus
tained quite a severe fall on th
sMtwa'k in front of the cny La'l
'vLi'it ix &it ue;ii ci ice nas ic
cumulated and it being somevhu
dnrk at the time Mr. Johnson did
not notice the condition of the walk
until too late aa h had fallen on
the concrete walk and severely
bruised and wrenchd his right arm.
The walk at this rl.ice has accumu
lated a heavy coating f ie and sev
eral residents of the city have
had very narrow ( capes from seri
ous injury at this iluce. IT the city
desires to avoid ;t damage suit it
would be well to have the walk
cleaned off which be much cheaper
that facing a law suit.
Was F it -Seven Years 'f
Cane to Vabasn in
From Saturday's Dtity.
Amon Royer wr- T,nvn May 1"
1862. in Mifflin county. Pennsylvan
ia, passed away ir the morning of
January IS. 192u. ued t7 yi-ars and
? .nonths. He cane in Nebraska in
1S74. February M. 1894. he was
uv.'ted in marriage with Miss Nora
K Paddleford Ti. thin union three
e lldren were boiii. one ivr.tr in ii;
f.iJty. He leV'.s to liu-urn l.ts de
raiture. a wit. t-Aj winf. Isii and
IV ward, four s's-oti and one broth
er. He was united with the Chris
tian church about 2 years ago and
has been a faithful member ever
since. He was a c;uiet and unpre
tentious man and was held in high
esteem by all who knew him. He
was an excellent neighbor, a kind fa
ther and a devotel husband. His
absence from th? community in
which he has live.l for many years
will be greatly mi.ed. The Immed
iate relatives and friends have the
sympathy of the etilire community.
The funeral was from the Chris
tian church Saturday afternoon con
ducted by the pastor. I"). A. Youtsj,
Rev. Longacre assisting. The music
was furnished by a quartet from the
church choir. There were a number
of beautiful floral offerings. The
pall bearers were from among the
neighbors of th deceased W. J.
Hayes. H. P. Hayes. Oliver Chandler.
J. P. Sutherland. William Menden
hall and E. H. Poyles. Elmv.-ood
CALLED ON SAD MISSION
rrntn Friday' Dally.
William Ballance departed last
evening on No. 2 for Chicago where
he will spend a short time and goes
from there to Jackson, Mich!, where
lje was called by the death of Mrs.
Annie Johnson, sister of Mrs. Bal
lance. Mrs. Johnson has been sick
for the past year and her death was
not unexpected by the family. In
her girlhood Mrs. Johnson made her
home here for several years with her
sister and attended the school con
ducted by the late Canon H. B. Bur
gess, later returning to the old home
in the east where she was married
and has since resided. Mrs. Bal
lance's health is in such condition
that she was unable to make the long
trip to attend the funeral.
HOME BUILDERS ARE
ALL GETTING BUSY
New Homes of City to Multiply Dur
ing Coming Spring as Many
Plans are Launched.
From Frlrtny'8 Dally
A real boom in the building line
for the spring of 1920 is foreshadow
ed in the action of the citizens in
getting busy and preparing their
plans for the erection of new and up-to-date
homes within the next few
months. Those in close touch with
the building situation state that
from 20 to 25 new homes have al
ready been arranged for within the
next few months and nore are being
projected each day.
This is certainly a most favorable
indication that there will be some
thing doing within the present year
in the city and room for the in
creasing population afforded as ev
ery new house means room for one
more family and that Is now one of
the greatest needs of the community.
U it's in the card line, call
the Journal office.
DEATH OF MRS.
HARRY LONG AT
SOUTH BEND LADY DIES AT THE
MEHODIST HOSPITAL IN OMAHA
FROM ELCOD POISONING.
WELL KNOWN OVER COUNTY
Deceased Was Daughter of Silas C,
Patterson, Fi&neer Resident of
South Bend Precinct.
From f?aturda vV I'aily.
This morning at S o'clock at the
Methodi.t hospital in Omaha occur
red the death cf Mrs. Harry Long of
South Bnd, after an illness of a
short time due to blood poisoning.
Mrs. Long was assisting in the care
of her neighbors at South Bend and
while so engaged contracted an in
fection that later developed into
blood poisoning and which made nec
essary her removal to Omaha to the
hospital but the treatment wai with
out effect as she continued to grow
worse until death came to her relief
The body will be taken to Lincoln
Monday morning over the Burling
ton and the funeral held at the Ro
berts chapel in that city at 2 o'olock
Monday afternoon and the burial had
in that city.
The deceased was formerly Miss
Luella Patterson, daughter of Silas
T n 1 1 firm n rtrA rf t Vi o T5nnfiM To c t
dents of Cass county, and she was
born and reared near South Bend
where fche was later married to Harry
Long und the family have since con
tinued to make their home there.
Mrs. Long was 35 years of age at
the time of her death and leaves the
husband and one son, Robert, resid
ing at South Bend as well as one sis
ter and one brother. Several years
ago the parents cf Mrs. Long removed
to Texas where they later passed
The deceased was a cousin of
Thomas M. Patterson. R. F. Patter
son and Mrs. T. H. Pollock of this
city and a cousin by marriage of V,".
J. Streight and
a niece of O. M.
LAW SAYS FARMER
MUST WAIT FOR CASH
secretary Hart Explains Delay in
Paying Hail Losses Will All
be Paid in Timt.
'rom Thursday's Daily.
The reason why the state insur
ince department has not paid hail
!osses in Nebraska is that the law
equires it to wait until all loaves
have been adjusted and there is suf
ficient money in the state treasury
o pay them.
The premiums are collected ae
taxes and if the collections are not
enough to pay all losses they are
pro-rated which is why the claims:
must wait. Secretary Hart, in a
;tatement for the press, said Wed
"Our attention has been called to
l complaint of Fred Hoffmeister, of
"mperial, as to payment of claims for
losses in the state hail insurance d
oartment, and in explanation wish
to say that the delay is no fault of
he hail department as all claims
have been adjusted, the annual re
port completed and the list prepared
for the state auditor to draw war
rants awaiting the collection by the
county treasurers and report to the
state treasurer of the necessary funds
The total amount of these claims
aggregates $686,164.80. Ample pre
miums have been reported to - this
department to take care of this vol
ume of loss in full, and juBt as soon
as the state treasurer reports suffi
cient funds to permit the auditor to
issue these warrants, they will go
forward without delay. The funds
ire being reported slowly, and up
to this date the state treasurer's
books only show $285,200 reported."
The premiums that will be col
lected will exceed $700,000, thus in
suring full payment of Iossb a adjusted.
MILD TYPE OF "FLU"
From Saturday's Pail.
The registry of contagious diseases
rhows that at present there are eight
caf es of influenza in the city. None
of tlu-se cases however are cf a very
serious nature as the epidemic of
this disease has not been as severe
in any of the plates this year us It
was during the lust winter.
The prnumonla complications that
came with the flu last year have
been absent this winter and in ail
casts the patients are doing nicely
The number of otner cases of conta
gious di3C3e are very few fortu
nately and show s.n excellent health
condition for the city.
FOR H. S. TEAM
Plattsmouth High School Triumphs
Over Falls City Team Dy a
Score of 24 to 16.
From Saturday's Dally.
The basket ball team representing
the high school of this city journey
ed down to Falls City yesterday af
ternoon and took on the tejn repre
senting the high school of that city
with the result that another has
oeen added to the list of Ticories se
cured by the Plattsmouth boys this
reason. The game was a very inter
esting one, the score being 24 to 16
and the result very pleasing to the
high school students of this oity.
The team returns home thiB after
noon and will play the South Omaha
team at the high school gym tonight
and hope to make their record
brighter by another victory over the
team that won recently from the
Omaha Central team.
YOUNG LADIES ENJOY
Prom Thursday s Dallj
A very enjoyable social gathering
was held Tuesday evening at the
home of Miss Florence White at the
Coronado apartments, when Miss
White and Miss Bernese Newell en
tertained a number of their club
friends at a most pleasing card
party. The evening was spent in
the delights of progressive high
five until a Late hour and the king
prize was secured by Miss Marie
Fitzgerald, as being the most skill
ful at the interesting game.
During the evening dainty and de
licious refreshments were served
that aided in making the evening
one of the rarest pleasure and it was
a late hour when the members of
the party wended their way home
ward, feeling that it had been truly
an occasion of the greatest enjoy
ment and hospitality.
nff C0VERNr1E:NT fZt Sj
Put It In Your Platform!
In his recent message to Congress, President Wilson strongly
recommended the Budget System which would base the Na
tion's annual expenditures in every department on government
Governor Lowden, of Illinois, has gained prominence as a
presidential candidate because of his success in adjusting the
expenditures of his state to it's income for each year.
Applied to your finances, the Budget System would mean
that you place rent, food, clothing and other expenses against
your income, and deteimine to show a surplus at the end of the
year It's intelligence in spending you can know where you
stand in financial matters. But the Budget System in your
family platform for 1 920.
First National Bank
"The Bank where you feel at home."
JOY MOST SO
MEMBERS AND FAMILIES TURN
OUT WELL AT CARD PARTY
AND DANCE LAST NITE
PUN TO FOLLOW WITH OTHERS
Of Similar Nature During Balance
of Winter Lodge Has Large
Membership in City.
From Thursday's Dally
The social gatherings of the Eagles
have long been noted for their k nu-
ine Bpirit of enjoyment and the path
ering. last evening was in strict keep
ing with the past pleasant occas
ions. The members of the order had b-t-n
invited with their families and the
evening was one that certainly was
all that had been hoped for. The
main club rooms were arranged with
card tables where those who pre
ferred this line of amusement were
entertained during the evening and
much amusement was derived from
this form of entertainment.
The lovers of the dance were
given the fullest opportunity of en
joying themselves in the fascina
tions of the fox trot, the one step
and the waltr, to the excellent mu
sic furnished by the Rucker orches
tra and this amusement was con
tinued until a late hour when the
members of the party wendeJ their
way home feeling that the evening"
with the Eagles had been one well
worth attending and exprejjslcg the
hope for more of these social events
during the winter season.
The attendance at the event was
in the neighborhood of a hundred.
During the evening dainty and en
joyable refreshments were served
that aided in the wonderful success
of the social evening.
The Eagles lodge in Plattsmouth
is one of the substantial social or
ders of the town, with a larger mem
bership perhaps than any other sin
gle lodge, and with its spacious hall,
adjoining lodge room is well equlp-
ped to look after the entertainment
of its members in grand style.
With the spirit of dancing anl
card parties in the air at both the
Eagles and Elks, the people of Platts
mouth certainly cannot complain cf
ack of amusement this winter.
240-acre Cass county farm, near
Plattsmouth and Murray. Address
P. O. Box 30 4. Plattsmouth. Neb.
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