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PLATTSMOUTH, XCEBSASXA, THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1920.
DEATH OF A
MICHAEL A. HART1GAN, A RESI
DENT OF HASTINGS, RE
SPONSE TO CALL.
FORMERLY RESIDED IN CITY
Bnt Removed from Here to Hastings
in 1887 Was a Man of Strik
From Tuesday's Daily.
Monday morning at Fort Dodge,
Iowa, occurred the death of one of
the most brilliant figures in the his
tory of the bench and bar in Ne
braska in the person of Michael A.
Hartigan. of Hastings, Nebraska,
who has been at Fort Dodge at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. A. L.
Murray, for some time.
The deceased was a resident of
Plattsmouth from 1879 to 1S87 and
during his residence here was one of
the leaders in the legal profession Johnson as a candidate for council
or the county and state and was the man in the fourth ward and Fri-.nk
associate of a group of famous law- F. Buttery in the second. The
vers who made the bar of Nebraska . friends of these gentlemen have been
the equal of any in the nation. j busy circulating petitions in their
Mr. Hartigan was a natural ora- hehalf and they have been filed in
tor and possessed all the fire and . tne office of the city clerk and the
eloquence that has been the gift of names of the two candidates wil! ap
his race and in his practice was Pear on the ballot at the election on
very successful. Of those who were April Cth. Both Mr. Johnson and
associated with him here there re- Mr- Buttery are the veterans of the
mains only one member of the bar. '
Hon II B Windham i
Michael A. Hartigan wis born In '
luzerne county. Pennsylvania. Jtly
to uiQ .u- t t-J
college in Pennsylvania, studying
for the Catholic priesthood, but on
his graduation in 1S67 he decided to!
take up the profession of the law
and went to Ov.-ego, New York, at
which place he entered the office of
x Judge J. E. Parker of the supreme j
court, where he studied until 1869,
and in July. 1S70, was admitted to
the bar at Kansas City. Missouri,
but owing to ill health did not en
ter active practice until two years
later, when he commenced the prac
tice of his profession at Big Rapids,
Michigan, going from there to Reed
City. Michigan, where he remained
until he came to Plattsmouth Octo-!
ber 20. 1S79. While in this city'
Mr. Hartigan was located in a suite
of offices in what is now the Coates
block, but which was -then called
the Fitzgerald building. . ,
To the older residents of the city
he will be well remembered as a
splendid figure of a man and with a
gifted prsonalit3 After removing
to Hastings he served several terms
as county attorney of Adams county
and also city attorney of Hastings. ,
Former Adjutant General John
Hartigan, of Fairbury, is a son
FRED STEWART GOES
TO OMAHA TO LIVE
Will Make His Home in That City
Assistinc in the Care cf His Little
MntliPTlPB inn I
From Tuesday's Dally. j of Nebraska, flitted around the court
Fred Stewart, who for the last el- of Police Judge Archer yesterday,
even years has been a reisdent of when the court received the forfeit
this city is leaving today for Omaha, ' ed bonds of two young men who had
where he will be employed and will been in the state that our prohibi
make his home there in the future, tion friends are dubbing their oppon
During his residence here Mr. Ste- ents, "sopping wet" only in this case
wart has made many warm friends j the remark, came very near being
w ho regret to part with him and the the truth. The two men were dis
feeling in which he has been held is covered in the south part of the city
shown by the fact that the people of
the fifth ward at the election a year
ago by a vote of two to one elected
him councilman of that ward. In
his services to the city he has been
one of the faithful representatives
in guarding the welfare of the tax
payers' and looking after the inter
ests of his ward and his departure
will leave a vacancy hard to fill. Mr. I
Stewart has had during his residence
in our midst more than his share of
the sorrows of Jiuman life, as bis
home has been twice , robbed by
death of the loved wife and compan
ion as well as the death of his moth
er and a little son. Mr. Stewart will
reside in Omaha with his little son,
Harold, all that remains of the hap
ny family circle, that little one being
reared by the aunt and uncle, Mr.
and Mrs. William "Tarns and the fath
er will reside there to assist In car
ing for the little one.
j To Mr. Stewart will go out the
universal wish of Godspeed and that
he may enjoy in the years to come
the happiness and success he so well
Fion Tuesday's Daily.
The Plattsmouth steam laundry
is operating under difficulties today
as the whole front of their building
13 being' removed to allow the mak
ing of a number of improvements.
The old front that has been in a
state of delapidation for several
years will be replaces uy a substan
tial one, . '
DATES APPEAR IN RAGE
C. A. Johnson in Fourth Ward and
Frank F. Buttery in Second Ward
Have Had Petitions Filed
From Tuesday's Dally.
Two new faces have appeared in
the city campaign, that of Carl A
cltT council, Frank Buttery having
been a member almost. contiuuously j
lncp 1900 and Mr- Johnson for the .
past eight-years. -In the-fourthatd
the entrance of Mr. Johnson will
it ake a three-cornered fight with J.
C. Brittain the democratic candidate
and Henry Steinhauer, the republi
an nominee. Mr. Buttery will op
pose Fred Linderman,. who was the
nominee of both the democratic and
i c publican conventions.
MANY ATTEND SER
VICE AT CO. BLUFFS
James Moore Hickson. of England,
"The Miracle Man" Draws Thou-
sands to Church at That City
Frorr Tuesday's Dally
The St. Paul's Episcopal church at
Council Bluffs was visited by thou
sands today to hear the teachings of
James Moore Hickson of England,
whose cures in his own country as
well as in this nation has won for
hini the title of the "Miracle Man".
There was a delegation of some ten
persons in charge of Father W. Leet
of St. Luke's church of this city pres
ent at the services and who were
impressed very deeply by the work
and words of the man whose faith
has aided the ill "and ick over the
world. The old belief, the simple
faith and the spirit of Christ are
the curing powers that lie within the
possession of anyone if they truly be
lieve. BREAK THEIR DROUTH
From Tuesday' Daiis.
Shades of John Barleycorn, long
by Officer Henry Trout, who was
called there Sunday evening by par
ties who saw the two young men
resting in an automobile drawn up
by the roadside out near the "Horn".
The officer was given the cash bonds
for-the two men that amounted to
fifteen smacks each and yesterday as
the two men appeared not to answer
when their case was called the court i
assessed a fine of 12 ana costs that
took care of the $15 that had been
deposited. This is the first case of
its kind for some time to come be
fore the court.
The popular line of Dennison stick-
trs and cards at the Journal office,
SATURDAY MARKS LAST DAY FOR
ENTRY OF THOSE WHO DESIRE
TO GET IN THE RACE
110 ONE ASKS FOR ASSESSOR
Filings For County Offices Are Very
Light and Several Have
Only One Filing.
From Monday's Dally..
Saturday was the last day of grace
for those who would seek political
honors and desired to have their
names appear on the ballot at the
forthcoming election and when the
offices of County Clerk George R.
Sayles closed on Saturday evening
there were no filings made for the
important office of county assessor
and a number of offices showed only
one filing made,- the aspirants appar
ently feeling that the cost of the pir
mary campaign was not worth the
effort Albert A. Wetenkamp of My
nard. was among the late ones to
file, putting in his name for county
commissioner and Dr. B. F. Brendel
of Murray, was standing as the dem
ocratic candidate for representative
in the seventh district and H. K.
Frantz of Eagle, the present repre
sentative will run as the republican
candidate for re-election.
The filings for the county offices
as reported at the office of the toun
ty clerk are as follows:
- " District Judge -
James T. Begley, Plattsmouth.
Clerk of the District Court
James M. Robertson, republican,
Plattsmouth; Clarence L. Beal, re
publican, Plattsmouth; Frank J.
Libert hal, democrat, Plattsmouth.
State Senator 2nd District
A. F. Sturm, republican, Nehawka.
Representative 7th District
H. K. Frantz, republican. Eagle;
Dr. B. F. Brendel, democrat, Murray.
Representative 8th District .
Fred L. Nutzman, republican, Ne
hawka. County Commissioner, 1st District
Albert A. Wetenkamp. republican,
Mynard; Jacob P. Falter, democrat,
Plattsmouth; C. F. Vallery, demo
crat. Plattsmouth; M. G. Stava, re
- County Judge
Allen J. Beeson Plattsmouth; M.
S. Briggs, Plattsmouth.
For the office of police magistrate
of Plattsmouth cty. Judge M. Arch
er and William B. Rishel, both dem
ocrats have filed for the position.
- The filing for delegates and com
mitteemen was quite lively Saturday
and the political parties will have
very well represented delegations:
L. G. Todd, W. B. Banning, G. S.
Upton, William Mark, M.- G. Mc
Quinn, D. R. Frans, J. L. Reynolds
are democratic delegates from Liber
ty precinct and L. G. Todd and D. R.
Frans have-filed for committeemen.
From South Bend precinct C. H.
Campbell, Walter C. Thimgan, A. D.
Zaar. H. P. Long and Fred Weaver
have filed as republican delegates.
From the Rock Bluffs precinct Dr. G.
H. Gllmore, George S. Smith and Ed
S. Tutt have filed as democratic del
egates and W. H. Puis as commit
teeman. The Eight Mile Grove del
egates filing are A. B. Fornoff, John
Buechler, J.B. Meisinger and P. A.
Horn as democrats. C. C. Despain
has filed as the democratic delegate
from the third ward, C. D. Quinton i
. .. - . -
as a republican delegate irom tne."'
first ward and Mrs. Evelyn Stamp as
committeewoman for the democrats
of Rock Bluff.
RECEIVES PLEASANT NEWS
From Monday's Daily.
This morning L. H. Petersen re
ceived a message from Tacoma,
Washington, announcing the arrival
in that city of a fine .eight pound
BOn at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Cook. The happiness of the
parents was only equalled by that of
the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Cook and Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Peter
ten of this city," who are feeling very
J well pleased over the pleasant event.
I Mrs. Cook, the mother, was former
'ly Miss Anna Petersen of this cify:
ENGAGED IN AUDIT
From Tuesday' Oallyi
The Dvorak Auditing company of
Omaha, which has been engaged by
the board of county commissioners
to make the check Qf the different
county offices, have commenced oper
ations and are now checking up the
office of County Treasurer Mike
Tricsch. George Anthes, deputy
state auditor, is in the city together
with Mrs. Marie Gahan, special ac
countant and these two are busily
engaged in getting the books check
ed. This company has just finished
a ten year check of the books of the
officials of Saunders county and ex
pect to Eoon complete the work here
which is only a one year check.
OF MOTHER'S WILL
Henry R. Gering of Omaah, Trustee
of Estate of His Mother Makes
Visit to This City.
crura jionaay 9 jjh 11 v. ,,
Yesterday Henry Jl. Gering of
Omaha was in the cit looking after
th- distribution of the trust fund
left, by the will of hh mother, the
late Mrs. Paul Gering. and in which
she left a bequest of $5 to every
lady in the community of seventy
yea.rs or over. TheV Rev. V. S.
Leete, Father M. A Shine and Dr.
J. !3. Livingston have been preparing
the list of all those they could ascer
tain who had passed the seventieth
year and yesterday Mr. Gering trav
eled over the city placing the be
quest in the hands of the ladies who
hai been remembered by his mother.
Considerably over one .hundred la
dies of this age had been foud and
the terms of the request of Mrs. Ger-
injr was faithfully carried out by the
sou.. The thoughtfiri of Mrs-
Gering in remembering the aged la
dies will be a lasting monument of
love to the life of that'splendid lady.
HAS A MEETING
From Monday's Dally.
The commission that has had
charge of the preparation of the pro
posed consolidated school districts of
the county, composed of Miss Alpha
Peterson, county superintendent, J.
M. Teegarden of Weeping Water and
J. F. Gustin of Murdock, met at the
court house today to look over the
final work of the districts.. The
maps of the districts will be sub
mitted tomorrow to the board of
county commissioners and completes
the labors of the commission.
MOVING BACK TO CITY
From Tuesday' Pallv.
Mrs. Henry Miller, who has since
tHe death of her husband, "Barney"
Miller, has been making her home
on the farm at Jamesport, Mo., to
gether with her son John Miller and
wife, has decided to locate once more
in this city and will arrive this week
to look up a suitable location for a
home. John arrived yesterday and
will await the arrival of his wife And
mother. The old'friends of the Mil
ler family will be pleased to welcome
them back to tfre old home. The
family have disposed of their land
holdings In Missouri.
DOING IN COUNTY COURT
From Monday's Daily.
The petition of Jacob and William
P. .Kraeger has been filed in the
county court and in which the peti
tioners ask for the appointment of
H. N. Dovey as administrator of the
estate of their father, John Kraeger,
sr. The value of the estate Is given
nn AAA . -.i.--in
Alvin G. Long has also petitioned
for the appointment of John W. Ed
munds as administrator of the es
tate of Jack Long, minor son of the
petitioner, who was killed a few
weeks ago by a live electric light
wfre while he was playing near the
power line running from this city
to Murray. '
A modern eight-room home, three
blocks from Main street. Pllone 59 3.
MILK COWS FOR SALE
Two good milk cows, just fresh
At reasonable prices. Come and see
them at Murray. Theo. Bouton.
ENCAMPMENT DEGREE CON
FERRED ON NUMBER FROM
HAVE FINE NEW EQUIPMENT
. . . i
Beth Encampment and Subordinate
Lodge Have New Equipment With
Which to Put on Ritual Work
From Monday's DuTly.
The Odd Fellows of this city have
experienced in the last few months
a wonderful reviving of their inter
est in the work of the order that
has resulted, not only in the increas
ing of the membership of their lodge
and encampment, but also in the aid
that this lodge has been able to give
to the other lodges in the county in
tb putting on of the beautiful and
impressive ritual work of the order.
A great deal of this increasing in
terest is due to James H. Short, he
district deputy grand patariach, who
has instilled a great deal of enthus
iasm into the members and secured
their co-operation in the putting on
of the work.
Last Friday evening the encamp
ment degree was conferred by the
members of the lodge upon L. J.
Mayfield and F.'J. Hennings of Louis
ville and Joseph Bulin of this city
and the manner in which the ritua
listic lessons of the order were given
by the degree team headed by Mr.
SJiorjt,made the story, of Odd Fel-
lowship. filled as it is with the
spirit of sacrifice and fraternal love,
one that will ever remain with the
new members as well as the older
members who saw the manner in
which it was put on. In the ini
tiatory work Mr. Short took the role
of chief patariarch. while Harry T.
Short" appeared as the high priest.
Joseph C. Warga as senior warden,
Sanford Short as junior warden" and
Earl M. Short as guide, Frank T.
Buttery, captain of the guards and
Robert Moreland, captain of the
Following the regular work of the
lodge the members were invited to
the banquet hall, where they enjoy
ed a fine luncheon and a social visit
until a late hour.
Those from Louisville who were
here to attend the meeting were:
C. G. Mayfield, I. W. Taylor, C. A.
Rathburn, C. P. Busche, P.'G. Hen
nings, F. G. Reams Elmer Johnson.
The encampment and the lodge of
the L. O. O. F., have just completed
the purchase af a fine line of cos
tumes, which will give them the op
portunity of organizing one of the
best equipped Odd Fellow degree
teams in the state and it is the hope
of the members to soon have the
membership of young men organized
into a team to more fully carry out
the teachings. of the. lessons, of the
Odd Fellows. The new equipment
has cost several hundred dollars and
makes the wardrobe of the drill team
very complete. Under the direction
of Mr. Short special scenery has been
arranged for use in the initiations,
which ' adds greatly" to the impres-sivenesg-
of the encampment work
and makes it possible to leave the
lasting impression of the beautiful
story of sacred history around which
the spirit of Odd Fellowship is
A JUST WRATH
From Wpdnesday'B Daily.
Custodian H. E. Wilcox of the
postoffice building was full of wrath
today and justly so as the result of
the large amount of tobacco Juice
that had been decorating the north,
steps of the building over night. Mr.
Wilcox states that this is a nightly pc
currence and the same party seems
to make tire north, steps a hangout
every evening and liberally decorate
the steps and walk with the offensive
juice. If the party will notify him
Mr. .Wilcox says ho will have a.
spittoon placed there every evening
for their use as it will save a great
deal of labor.
If you are not a subscriber to the
Daily Journal let us enter your name
on our subscription list.
DOING VERY NICELY.
From Monday's Dally.
Oscar Larson, of Green River, Wy
oming, who was brought to Omaha
on account of his sickness, and plac
ed in the St. Joseph hospital, is re
ported as showing marked improve
ment and the attending physicians
are hopeful that it will not be neces
sary to have an operation performed
as was at first thought probable.
The physicians in charge of the case
think that the high climate of rtear
Green River had a great deal to do
with the weakening of the constitu
tion of Mr. Larson and on his return
to Nebraska he seems to have Im
proved very much.
Must Be Tax Payer to Vote for Mem
bers of Board of Education Except
Mothers of Children of School Age
From Monday's DaHy.
There have been a number of in
quiries as to what qualifications
were necessary for the voters to cast
their ballots at the school elections
in this city , this spring when the
members of the board 'of education
will be' elected. The law on this
subject is the same as that prevail
ing for a number of years and pro
vides for the participating in the
election of both male-and female vot
ers. The mothers of children of
school age or ladies who have pro
perty taxed in their names are elig
able to cast a ballot and the male
voters must be tax payers of the
FUNERAL OF MRS. t'LIZA-
BETH-BARRY- HELtt TODAY
-otn Monday's Dallv.
Funeral services of Mrs. Elizabeth
Barry was held this morning from
the St. John's Catholic church on
Oak street and were attended by a
large number of the old friends from
this city as well as a large number
of, relatives from Omaha. The body
arrived from Omaha, where Mrs. Bar
ry died at the St. Catherine hospital
and was taken direct from the Bur
lington station to the church. The
funeral mass of the church was cele
brated by Rev, Father M. A. Shine,
and the music of the mass sang "by
the Junior choir consisting of the
pupils from the St. John's school. At
the conclusion of the service the
body was borne to the Catholic cem
etery west of the city, where it was
laid to rest. The pall bearers were
Edward H. and John Schulhof, Con.
Gillispie, Charles McGuire, Frank
Fisher and John Cloidt; Those from
out of the city to attend the funeral
were: Mr. and . Mrs. John Carney
and three "sons, Edward Barry and
wife. George Barry. Robert Barry,
wife and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Vrobril and daughter, Mrs. P. A.
Welch. Mr. and Mrs. James Vrobril,
Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Seifert, all of
Omaha and Mr. and Mrs. James Jor
dan of Ashland.
For Sale Three . bushels of red
clover seed,, re-cleaned. $30 per
bushel. O. A. Ramge, telephone
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AlVAY IN CAR
GERTRUDE BAKER, 16, ATTACK
ED BY COUPLE IN CAR AND
LEFT FOR DEAD.
IT MAY HAVE BEEN SLAVERS
She Was Taken to Spot -Near Bur
lington Depot and Later Found by
Two Telephone Operators
Glen woo i la.. March 21. .Miss
Gertrude Baker, aged 1; years,.
caughter of K. A. Baker. loe.'l gro
cer, was attached last night, by :wo
men and l. woman, knocked urcon
tcious, takei away in a niachh.e,
and found a half hour late.' n a
kully n?r.r the depot. She was r.ct
the victim of statutory assaulj, it
said. She is recovering at home
from a blow on the head with a
After accompanying Vivian Rager,
a girl of the same age. home from
her .father's store about 9:30. Miss
Baker says 6he had turned to go
back to town, and had gone but a
half block when . a large machine
drove up to the curb opposite her. A
man and a woman alighted. They
asked her about some one named
Duggan, the says, and before she
could answer the woman struck her
over the head with a blunt instru
ment, rendering her unconscious.
Sbewas taken in Hie machine
from which her assailants had alight
ed, ana driver, ;throjn.h. town .to a.
spot near the Burlington depot,
where two operators from the local
telephone exchange returning home
from work, found her about 10
Local authorities are of the opin
ion that her assailants were white
slavers, that they thought they had
killed their victim, and had thrown
her out of the machine at the first
convenient opportunity. The theory
that they were kidnappers, and that
they had gotten the wrong girl, is
also being worked on. No one by
the name of Duggan lives here.
Miss Baker described both man
and woman as being short and stocky
the man having a mustache. The
sar she described as "large and hav
nig yellow wheels."
Sheriff Edwards of Council Bluffs
was notified to be on the lookout for
the car and it3 occupants.
MARRIED AT THE COURT HOUSE
From Monday's Dally.
Saturday afternoon Carl Berry and
Miss Agnes Jessin of Nebraska City
were united in the bonds of holy
wedlock by County Judge Allen J.
Beeson in his usual impressive man
ner and at the conclusion of the
ceremony the young people deparetd
for their home. Mr. and Mrs. Berry
are expecting to leave their present
home shortly and locate in the west
ern portion of the state.
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