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PLATTSMO CTH, NEBRASKA. MONDAY, MARCH 22, 1920.
COURT A VERY
HEARING OF MATTER OF DIS
CHARGE OF GUARDIAN AT
DISAGREEMENT OF ATTORNEYS
Gering and Tidd Lock Horns Dur
ing the Introduction of Testi
mony This Morning.
From Thursday's Dally.
This morning the hearing of the
application of Mrs. Frances Vallery
for the discharge of the guardian ap
pointed in her case and the restora
tion to her full rights to look after
her business interests.
several months ago petition was
made by the children of Mrs. Vallery
for the appointment of a guardian for
her interests and at that time there
was more r less feeling shown in
the matter. The court finally on the
approval of Mrs. Vallery appointed
R. L. Propst as the guardian of the
Interests of this lady and since that
time has had charge of the conduct
of the affairs of Mrs. Vallery along
business lines. This arrangement
has not. however, been satisfactory
to Mrs. Vallery and accordingly
through her attorney. Matthew Ger
Ing, she made application to the
court for her restoration to her. full
rights in the handling of her busi
Mrs. Vallery under the will of. her
husband, the late C. If. Vallery, has
a life Mre and interest inthe real
and personal property of the estate
and the rents and other financial ben
efits goes to her. In addition Mrs.
Vallery receives from the United
States government In her own right,
an insurance of S57.50 per month
from the policy of her son. Albert
Vallery, who died while in service in
The hearing this morning was fea
tured by several violent altercations
between the attorneys in the case,
Messrs. Gering and Todd and con
siderable feeling displayed in the ob
jections raised by the attorney dur
ing the examination of the various
witnesses called to testify as to the
mental ability of Mrs. Vallery and
as to. the treatment, she had been
SEEKS OFFICE OF
M. G. Stava, Residing South ef City
Files for Position of Commis
Eioner in First District
From Thursday's Dlly.
This morning the first filing for the
office of county commissioner from
the first district was made by M. Q.
Stava. one of the farmers residing
south of this city. Mr. Stavi in his
petition states that he is a member of
the republican party and wA seek
the nomination on that ticket. This
office is usually one that is greatly
in demand by the office seekers, but
this year it seems that the officd
mus't seek the men.
Miss Marie E. Kaufmann has fi'.cd
a", republican committeewoman from
the first ward and Frank E. Schlater
ad John Corey as candidatss for
delegates to the democratic conven
tion. DEATH OF MRS.
Passed Away This Morning at 3:30
at St. Catherine Hospital in
Omaha After Long Illness
From Friday's Dallv.
This morning the message was
received here by Mr. and Mrs. Au
gust Bach announcing the death at
the St. Catherine hospital in Oma
ha, of Mrs. Elizabeth Barry, moth
er of Mrs. Bach.
Mrs, Barry was taken to the hos-
pital last week and has since been jml8-tfsw) PHILIP HIRZ.
in very serious condition as her age I
and generally weakened 'condition' "Daily Journal 15c per wee.. "'
was further complicated by an at
tack of heart trouble that made her
recovery the matter of grave doubt.
The deceased lady was a native of
England and was sixty-eight years
of age at the time of her death.
She has been making her home with
her daughter, Mrs. Bach, and dur
ing her residence in this city made
many friends who will share with
the family the feeling of grief that
the death of this good woman has
There have been no definite fun
eral arrangements made as yet, but
it is thought that the body will he
brought to this city for burial.
J. P. FALTER FILES
Former County Commissioner Makss
Filing for Placing of Name on
Ballot at the Primary
From Friday's Daily
This morning the filing was made
by Jacob P. Falter for the placing
of his name on the primary ballot
as a candidate for the democratic
nomination for the office of county
commissioner from the first commis
sioner district composed of Iiatts
mouth, Rock Bluffs and Eight Mile
Mr. Falter Is no stranger in this
position as he was for a long period
of years the commissioner from this
district having first bejn elected
while a resident of Eight Mile Grove
precinct and was re-elected for sev
This is the first filing on the dem
ocratic ticket for this position, and
is the second to be filed as M. G.
Stava has also filed for the republi
LOUISVILLE MAN SUR
PRISED ON BIRTHDAY
Friends of William Wendt Gathered
at His Home Last Sunday
Pleasant Time Had.
From Friday' Dally.
The beautiful country home of Mr.
and Mrs. William Wendt, four and
one-half miles southwest of Louis
ville was tile scene of a Jolly gath
ering last Sunday, March 14th, when
a number of their friends and neigh
bors and relatives gathered in re
sponse to an invitation irom Airs.
Wendt to come and help celebrate
the 52nd anniversary of-r. wenGt,
and to spend the day in a Jollifica
The 'party was planned as a sur
prise to Mr. Wendt and It was a
great success, but it would taite
more than a gathering of friends
and neighbors to scare him speech
less, and he was able to rally and
extend a hearty welcome to his
Bill Wendt, as he is known to
his many friends, was born In
Plattsmouth. He is one of Cass
county's most prosperous and influ
ential farmers." About- four years
ago he built a beautiful new home
on his farm which has every com
fort and convenience. He has two
brothers, August, near Murdock, and
Ferdinand, at Belmont, and one sis
ter, Mrs. John Scheel, near Mur
dock. Mr. and Mrs. Wendt have a
fine family. The eldest, Mrs. Louis
Gaebel. lives near them and the oth
ers are at home. They are Leonard,
Elmer. Willie and Viola.
An elegant dinner and supper wasl
served and Mrs. Wendt fully lived
up to her reputation as setting an
excellent table as there 'was nothing
lacking to make tnwse meals a splen
did feast. The guests were Rev. and
Mrs. T. Hartman and family; Mr.
and Mrs. August Wendt and fam
ily; Mr. and Mrs. John Scheel and
family; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schoe
ma'n and family; Mr. and Mrs. Ed
ward Jochim and family; Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Riester and family; Mr.
and Mrs. Louis Gaebel ana oaDy.
The Courier Joins with the many
friends of Mr. Wendt In extending
congratulations and wishing them
many more happy birthdays. Louis
ville Courier. -
A number of Duroc Jersey fall
boars, at a reasonable price if taken
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CITY CONVENTION FILLED WITH
ING OF WAGE EARNERS
CARL A. JOHNSON FOR MAYOR
M. Soennichsen for Treasurer
E. A. Webb for Clerk Mrs.
Flynn a Lady Nominee
The democratic city convention j
met last evening at the council j
chamber in the city hall for the I
purpose of putting into. the field a;
ticket for the forthcoming election j
and jthe gathering was one that was
unusual for the representatives of
the working men of the city who are
taking a keen interest in the politi
cal affairs of the city, state and na
tion and these representatives of
the democracy of the city proceeded
with dispatch to put in the field a
very, able , ticket . for. the various of
fices. : . 1 - '
The convention was called to or
der by Frank M, Bestor, chairman of
the city committee and Frank Smith
was selected as temporary secretary.
The convention then proceeded to
organize permanently by electing A. Councilman Frank F. Buttery, the
F. Braun as permanent chairman 'oldest member of the city cquncil
and continuingthe secretary in the , in point of years of service and who
Job of keeping the record of lhe':lvas defeated in the republican cau
meeting. jcus last evening will seek re-election
For the office of mayor of (he city.ut the hands of the voters of nis
I 1 t 1 1
Carl A. Johnson was placed in nom-
ination by Frank J. Libershal while' Mr- Buttery's friends were en
L. G. Larson nominated former may- 'aSe day in the circulating of a
or John P. Sattler and upon the or
der of Chairman Braun a poll of the
convention was taken with the re
sult that Johnson received thirty
votes to six for Sattler and the
present member of the council from
the Fourth" ward was declared the
In the selection of candidate for
city clerk there were several nomi
nations made and declined by the
recipients. Frank J. Libershal was
placed in nomination by L. G. Lar-t
son and declined and Mr. Libershal
nominated Claude Smith who also 1
declined as did Frank Smith and
John Cloidt and on the nomination
of Elmer A. Webb by John C. Brit
tain the nomination of Mr. Webb
was made unanimous.
For the office of city treasurer
H. M. Soennichsen was unanimously
nominated by the convention follow
ing his presentation by John E.
On the call for nominations for
members of the board of education,
the names of Mrs. P. J. Flynn and
Don C. York were presented to the
convention for the full term nomi
nations and John Schulhof for the
short term and on motion the con-1
vention unanimously endorsed these
candidates as the choice of the con-'.
vention. j or claiming title to the property of
For city engineer A. Baxter Smith ! the plaintiff located on the river bot
was nominated unanimously. I toms north of the city. The case
The convention then took a
recess for the various wards to cau
cus and present their candidates for
councilmen and the choice of tho
various wards were as follows:
First ward. L. W. Lorenz. .
Second ward, Fred Linderman. .
Third ward. E. O. Howe.
Fourth ward, John C. Brittain.
Fifth ward, J. W. Maurer.
The convention then selected as
chairman of the city central commit
tee John J. Cloidt and Fank J. Lib
ershal as secretary and left to the
candidates the choice of the mem
bers of the campaign committee and
who will also have the task of fill
ing any vacancies that may occu on
. For Mayor
Carl A. Johnson H. A. Schneider
Elmer A. Webb IJ. A. McElwain
M. Soenichs'n Roy iT. Knorr
1st wrd .
L. W. Lorenz Guy W. Morgan
F. Linderman F. Linderman
E. O. Howe Will T. Adams
J. C. Brittain Henry Steinhau'r
J. W. 'Maurer Robert Harris
Members School Board
Mrs. Flynn E. 11. Wescott
Don C. York Mrs. Robertson
John Schulhof A. C. Cole
FRANK BUTTERY TO
i BUN AS JiDEPENOI
Petition for His Candidacy as Coun
cilman from Second Ward is
Now Being Circulated.
aru as an maepenueai.
petition for the placing of his name
on the ballot and as the signers are
fast being secured there is no doubt
that the petition will be filed in time
to permit the friends to have the
councilman's name on the ballot for
the election some two weeks hence
April 6th, , to be exact.
Mr. Buttery has been in the
coxxncil almost continuously for the
1 past fifteen years and has been able
i although a republican to secure elec
tion in the overwhelming democrat
ic second ward. During his service
he has striven hard for the interests
of his ward arid' its people.
FINDS FOR PLAINTIFF
IN INJUNCTION SUIT
District Judge Begley Grants Request
For Injunction as Prayed for
by J. C. Linderman
Fron? Saturday's Dally
This " morning District Judge
James T. Begley handed down his
decision in' the case of John C. Lin
derman vs. Jesse W. Bashus. et al,
in which the plaintiff sought a per-
manent restraining order to prevent
the defendants from entering upon
was tried several days ago before
the court and has been taken under
Judge Begley finds in his decision
for the plaintiff and grants the re
quest of the plaintiff to make the in
junction against the defendants per
manent. WILL SELL
A modern eight-room home, three
blocks from Main street. Phone 592.
For Sale--Three busnels' of red
clover seed, re-cleaned. $30 per
bushel. O. A. Ramge, telephone
CONVENTION LAST EVENING AT
COURT HOUSE ATTENDED BY
MANY WOMEN VOTERS
SCHNEIDER IS UP FOR MAYOR
His Protests to the Contrary Not
withstanding R. W. Knorr for
Treasurer; McElwain Clerk
The republicans of the city met
last evening at the district court
room in the court house for the pur
pose of placing in the field a ticket
for the city election and enjoyed
one of the largest attended conven
tions of several years. Unlike the
democratic gathering the convention
of the republicans was quite liberal
ly attended by the ladies and in
their initial dip into the political
game they displayed an even keener
interest than their husbands.
The conventionwas called to or
der by City Chairman George P..
Sayles, who poceeded to secure the
?lection of a temporary chairman
ind secretary, Judge J. E. Douglass
being named to the former position
ind Miss Marie Kaufmann the lat
ter. In the call for nominations for
mayor the name of Mayor Henry A.
Schneider was presented to the con
vention and despite the protests of
Mr. Schneider as to his not desiring
the office and that his two terms in
the office had been sufficient and re
questing to be released from the
burdens of office, but the convention
refused to accept his declaration and
he was compelled to accept the ad
For the office of city clerk B. A.
McElwain, the present occupant of
the position was unanimously chosen
as the candidate for reelection.
In the nomination for city treas
urer T. H. Pollock. Mrs. M. E. Man-
speaker and R. W. Knorr were plac-j
ed in nomination and the names of
Pollock and Mrs. Manspeaker later J
withdrawn and Mr. Knorr rather
unwillingly compelled to take the
The convention then enjoyed a
ten minute recess to allow the dif
ferent wards to choose their candi
dates for councilmen and the follow
ing names were reported back to the
First ward, Guy W. Morgan.
Second ward, Fred Linderman.
Tlrtrd ward, Will T. Adams.
Fourth ward, Henry Steinhauer.
Fifth ward, Robert Harris.
At the same time the names of
city central committeemen were re
ported, they being as follows:
First ward. Mrs. W. J. Streight,
James Burnie; Second ward, Ralph
Haynie; Third ward, Mrs. Clara Wes
cott; Fourth ward, George L. Far
ley; Fifth ward, Oscar York.
NOT RUNNING AS PARTISAN
Don C. York, who was nominated
as a member of the board of educa
tion at the democratic city conven
tion is making his initial advent in
to the Job of candidacy for public
office and states to the Journal rep
resentative that while he was made
the candidate of the democratic par
ty he is not a partisan and his affil
iations have not been with any par
ticular party but as one of the rep
resentatives selected by the laboring
interests of the city he was. placed
on the democratic ticket and will
make the race with that party, but
believes that the board of. education
should' be strictly a non-partisan af
FIRST WOMAN TO FILE
j From Thursday's Daily.
The petition of Mrs. Frank II. Dun
bar of this city has been field in the
office of the secretary of state at Lin
coin and gives Mrs. Dunbar the dis
tinction of being the first woman to
file for office in the Etate this year.
Mrs.Dxinbar is seeking the positir.n of
- alternate delegate to republican na
tional convention at Chicago in June.
( While the first preference of this
lady is for General Pershing for the
(chief office of the nation she is will
ing to carry out the expressed will of
the republican voters of the state on
any candidate they may endorse.
MRS. VALLERY WINS
IN COUNTY COURT
Case is Concluded This Morning and
Order of County Judge Bceson
' Removing Guardian is Made.
From Friday's Dally.
The case in county court involv
ing the petition of Mrs. Frances Val
lery for the removal of Robert L.
Propst as guardian of her property
was concluded this morning at 10
o'clock, when the attorneys, Mat
thew Gering for Mrs. Vallery and A.
L. Tidd representing the heirs and
guardian concluded their arguments
and laid the matter into the hands
of the court. Judge Beeson, after
consideration of the matter entered
the order removing the guardian and
restoring to Mrs. Vallery the man
agement and control of her property
and the life interest in the estate
of her husband, the late C. H. Val
AN OLD RESIDENT
OF CASS COUNTY
J. M. Young Celebrates Sixty-Sev
nth Birthday Today Resided in
Cass County Since 1855
From Friday's Dally.
One of the oldest residents of this
portion of Cass county is J. M.
Young of this city who is today cel
ebrating his sixty-seventh birthday
and Mr. Young as he comtemplates
the changes that time has made in
the community most of whom have
been called to their final reward. J.
M. Young is a native of Iowa, hav
ing been born near Glenwood March
1?.', TC:i, and whei two years of t;i'
was brought to Cass county Nebras
ka, by his paretns. Mr. and Mrs. L.
H. Young, who settled on a home
stead eight miles south of this city.
He has spent his life time in this
community and is a gentleman held
in the highest esteem by a large cir
cle of friends. Mr.. Young was very
agreeably surprised today to receive
a fine birthday cake from his sister
residing near Carrol,' Neb., and
which will be the big feature of his
Good two and one-half year old
Shorthorn bull. J. J. Lohnes, My-
nard, Neb. 5tw
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MRS. MILDRED SIGMOND PASSES
AWAY AT UNION WEDNES
FUNERAL TO BE HELD TODAY
Deceased Has Made Her Home With
Relatives at Union For Past
from Friday's Daily.
The death of Mrs. Mildred Sig
mond occurred very suddenly at Un
ion Wednesday morning, following
an illness of cr.ly a few hours and
despite all that could be done to save
her life she continued to grow worse
until death came to her relief. The
deceased lady was making her home
with her daughter, Mrs. W. L. Stine
at the time of her death.
Mrs. Sigmond was born in Frank
lin, county, Virginia, in 1857, and
was united in marriage in her na
tive state to Louis Sigmond. Two
children are living of this union.
Matthew Sigmond of Waterberry,
Neb.; and Mrs. W. L. Stine and
they are left to mourn the death of
the kind and loving mother.
The deceased lady was possessed
of an unusually cheerful disposition
that won her many warm friends
and her bright and hopeful attitude
toward life made her a great favor
ite among all those who hd the
pleasure of knowing her. When but
fifteen years of age she united with
the. Methodist church and has ever
lived a consistent life as a member
of this faith and to her death was
firm in her belief in the teachings
of the church and by her estimable
and upright life served as an in
spiration to her family and friends.
During her life time she was a de
vout wife and loving mother and
since the death of the husbana fif
teen years ago, she has made her
home in Nebraska with her two
children and at the time or her
death was living with the daughter
The funeral of thii splendid
Christian woman was held this
morning at the Baptist church in
'Jnion. conducted by Rev. A. Tay
lor, and the body laid to rest in the
The son and daughter who hive
so tenderly cared for the mother
lose one of the best mothers and
those who had the pleasure of know
ing her have parted with a true
friend and the family have her
right and hopeful life to remember
is an Inspiration.
MILK COWS FOR SALE
-Two good milk cows. Just fresh.
Vt reasonable prices. Come and see
them at Murray. Theo. Bouton. If
Five pedigreed poland china gilts,
farrowed Sept. 20th, weigh 170
pounds, $40 each. Telephone 3513.
A. O. Ramge.
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