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PLATTSMQUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, MARCH 29, 1920.
ROCK ISLAND FREIGHT TRAIN
NO. 95 STRIKES MOTOR CAR
FILLED WITH BRIDGE MEN
OOF) SOHL DANGEROUSLY HURT
Foreman of Gang Will Probably Die
and Charles Bullock is Killed in
From Friday' Dally.
This morning at 9:30 as the
freight train Xo. 95 of the Rock Is
land was traveling from South Bend
to Louisville over the Burlington
tracks, the train ran into a' motor
car filled with Burlington" bridge
men and as a result Charles Bullock,
aged 50 years, of Cedar Creek was
Instantly killed and Con Sohl, the
foreman, received injuries from
"which it is thought he will die.
Wnere the accident occurred, one
mile west of Louisville, there is a
very sharp curve and the approach
ing train was not In view of the
bridge gang who were hurrying to
their work traveling on a railroad
motor car and the train was upon
them before they discovered It ap
proaching. Bullock was instantly
killed in the wreck while the fore
man suffeerd severe injuries to the
back and chest as well as a danger
ous cut on the head. The train was
stopped as soon as possible and the
injured man. Con Sohl placed on a
train and hurried to Lincoln, where
he was placed in the hospital. The
injured men are all employes of the
Burlington on the Cedar Creek bridge
gang and make their home at that
place. The bridge men claim that
the approaching train did not whis
tle or offer any other indication of
its approach until too late to
avoid the collision. Conductor W.
E. Brown was in charge of the
freight at the time of the accident.
Since the starting of the work on
the. Rock Island bridge at South
Bend the Rock Island has been de
touring its- trains from that place
over the Burlington to Louisville and
from there to Meadow over the Mis-r-ouri
TION ABOUT BONDS
'Department of Justice at Lincoln In
Forms County Cl?rks of the Pro
ceeding in Issuance of Bonds
From Friday's Dally.
County Clerk George R. Sa'yles has
received information from Lincoln
from the state department of justice
in regard to the issuing by counties,
municipalities and school districts of
bonds and which will be of Interest
to all the taxpayers of the state. The
letter Is as follows:
The attention of this office has
been called recently to certain bond
transactions in this state, which have
teen very unsatisfactory to the mu
nicipalities and school districts vot
ing such bonds. Inasmuch as there
will be confusion and innocent per
sons may be defrauded and the re
putation of Nebraska bonds may be In
jured if great care is not used In the
issuance and sale of bonds In this
state, this office deems it advisable to
make the following suggestion
virat rr.nntlpi municiDalities or .
school districts voting bonds should
see to It that, the record or history of:
their bond issue be made up by their
officers, by a duly authorized 'agent
or an attorney representing such dis-
trict or municipality and represent
Ing no other person, persons or cor
poration. O nnr A Tliat imMi aniorfn? into
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ft contract with anv nerson or cor-
poration for the sale "of such bonds
it would be advisable, in the case of
a foreign corporation or non-resident
rf ihli ttntf tr ranuire Kiirh nerson
or corporation to deposit in a local ; n nis city will regret very mucn
bank the sum required' under the tQ learn of the unfortunate accident
contract for 'the purchase of such an)j trust that he may recover from
bonds, the bond transaction to be I ue ordeal without the permanent In
completed at the local bank where j jury of the eye, but at thla' time
the knoney and bonds are to be de- this seems doubtful. .
posited in escrow, subject to the
terms of the contract.
. Third. Be certain of the bidder's
financial responsibility and his right
to do business In this state, and keep
the bonds in the state until the bi
der performs his contract.' .
FROST DAMAGES PAVING
Prom Thursday Dai. '
The frost coming out of the ground
has raised several varieties of trou
ble with the paving on Main street
and a section of the cobble stone
pavement In front the store of F. P.
Busch has been pushed several feet
above the surface of the street by the
action of the frost. The use of the
roller la tamping the pavement "will
be necessary as soon as the weather
Met on Wednesday Afternoon at the
Church Parlors Refresh
From Friday Dally .
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Pres
byterian church was very pleasant
ly entertained on Wednesday after
noon at the church parlors by Mes
dames G. L.. . Farley. C. E. Hartford
and E. A. Wurl. The parlors were
very charmingly arranged for the
occasion with a large number of
potted and flowering plants whose
bright flowers and pleasant green
foliage made the scene one of rare
beauty and charm.
The decorations throughout were
in keeping with the Easter season
and showed much care and thought
fulness in their preparation. The
auxiliary has secured several large
ornamental screens for use in the
church parlors which had beeD deco
rated and completed by Rev. and
Mrs. McCluskey and which were in
use for the first time at this meet
ing and made a very pleasant addi
tion to the decorations of the rooms.
Following the business session of
the society ' the. members of whom
there were a large number in atten
dance, proceeded to enjoy a fine so
cial time which was featured by
very dainty and delicious refresh
ments served by the hostesses and
which were in keeping with the spirit
of the Easter season.
OLD RESIDENT RECOVERING
From Thursday) Daily.
Albert O'Neill, who was Injured
several weeks ago by being struck by
the Missouri Pacific northbound pas-
, senger train, is so far .recovered as
to return home from the hospital in
Omaha and Is now up and around.
He is still carrying his arm in a sling
but is feeling greatly improved. Mr.
O Neill is also without a dougt. Platts
mouth's oldest resident as his parents
were among the first white settlers
in the county. In speaking of this,
Mr. O'Neill says that he was here
when Drury Graves, who was consid
ered the oldest settler, came to the
MAY LOSE SIGHT
OF HIS LEFT EYE
James Gilmour of This City Who is
Employed on the John Gustin
Farm Meets With Accident
From Friday' Dally.
James Gilmour, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Gilmour of this city, met
with an accident a few days ago that
irlll nrnhahlv rpsillt in the loss Of
Ihia left eve. The young man has
haon owti st(h in workinsron the farm
Qf niS uncle, John J. Gustin, near
Murdock and while he was engaged
n cutting a strand of wire with a
pair cf cutters a small piece of wire
fjew Up and struck him in the eye,
lacerating the eyeDau ana irom
what' can be learned will prob
ably result in the destruction of
the sight of the eye. Mrs; Gilmour,
LUC Slf)UV mw - J - . .
the mother of the young man left
yesterday for Murdock and will as
sist in looking after the mjurea
young man. . -
The many friends of Mr. Gilmour
AUTO OWNERS AND RESIDENTS
OF COMMUNITY ARE STRONG
FOR SUCH A PROPOSITION
WILL PETITION COMMISSIONS
To Take Up With State the Matter of
Getting The Platte River Auto
and Wagon Bridge for People
From Thursday's Dally.
The matter of a free automobile
and wagon bridge over the Platte
river at this place has been taken u?
by a number of the prominent resi
dents of the community and will. soon
be brought to the attention of the
board of county commissioners as the
boosters for the proposition have a
petition being circulated that is be
ing filled up by the auto owners and
those who have had occasion to use
the bridge as a means of travel.
The question of the free bridge has
long been in the minds of the resi
dents not only of this city and county
but also of the neighboring counties
to the south that find the government
highway running through from the
north to south an ideal means of
travel and one that should be open
and free to all. The federal govern
ment as well as the. state has ex
pended quite a sum in making the
highway, but their efforts will not
extend to improving the final road
way to the bridge if it is privately
owned as there is a strict TUling
against the government aiding any
private enterprise of this kind.
rne cost of the bridge would be di
vided one-quarter to both Cass and
Sarpy county and a half by the state
and the Omaha good roads boosters
are willing to get into the game,
we are Informed and help out the
Sarpy end of the proposition so as
to give this free bridge which is an
important link on the Omaha-Kansas
The encouragement that the pe
titioners have met with has greatly
encouraged them and they will con
tinue their work until a good repre
sentation of the people of the county
is found on the petition that will be
put up to the county commissioners
for action. The general espouse
seems to indicate that it is a very
Mesdames L. L. Wiles and Allen . X.
Beeson Entertain the Members
of the B. H. W. Club.
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening the beautiful country
home of Mr. and Mrs. Luke L. Wiles
was the scene of a most pleasant
gathering when Mrs. Wiles and Mrs.
Allen J. Beeson entertained their
friends of the B. H. W. club in hon
or of the birthday anniversaries of
Mr. Wiles 'and Judge Beeson. Now
as to what anniversary was celebrat
ed we tire unable to state but the
guests of honor blushingly acknowl
edged . that they were "over eigh
teen". The anniversary of Mr. Wiles
occurring yesterday while Judge Bee
son was celebrating his natal day
today. . ' . '
The hostesses had prepared a most
charmingly arranged 6 o'clock din
ner that was thoroughly enjoyed by
the members of the party. The ta
bles were arranged in a large "T"
and were very beautiful with the
tasteful decoration of cut flowers and
ferns, which with the snowy linen,
sparkling silver and handsome china
made a picture of beauty.
The dinner was served In four
courses by the daughters of the hos
tesses. Misses Elizabeth, Grace, Vir
ginia and Helen Beeson and Mar
guerite Wiles. One of the features
of the dinner was the birthday cakes
with their candles denoting the yearn
J that had been enjoyed by the gentle
men in whose honor the event had
;Durlng the progress of the dinner
the guests of honor were toasted as
well as "roasted" by their friends anil
res-ponded gracefully to the marvj'
kind remarks of their helpmates and
associates. In honor; of the occasion
the gentlemen were; presented with
many handsome tokens of the esteem
of their friends.
Followingthe dinaer the medb'ers
of the party were entertained at a
theater party at theParruele to en
joy the "Bird of Paradise". Those
who participated in. the pleasant ev
ening were MessersVaud Mesdames
William Baird, Allen J. Beeson, E. II.
Wescott, Robert B. Hayes, L. L.
Wiles, J. E. Wiles arid Mr. and Mrs.
T. F. Wiles of Omaha,' Mr. and Mrs.
E. C. Hill of BeemerJ who were for
mer members of this social club were
represented at the gathering by a
letter of congratulations to the guests
of lioonr. . ' 1
DEATH OF GEORGE
H. BECKER TODAY
Passes Away After a Weed's Illness
Due to Pneumonia and Flu Was
Making Home at Perkins House
Pivm Thursday's Daily
This afternoon at If: 15, George H.
Becker passed away after a week's
illness due to the flu and complica
tions of pneumonia. Mr. Becker had
been visiting at Alvofor a few days
af'the home of his aunt, Mrs." H. J.
Miller and on returning to this city
la.'St Saturday was taken down with
a slight attack of the flu which rap
idly developed into pneumonia. A
trained nurse has been caring for
him at his room in the Perkins hotel
but he had steadily grown worse un
til this noon when the death mes
senger Came to relieve him of his
George H. Becker was the oldest
sen of John H. Becker, one of "the
old residents of this community and
was 55 years of age Jat the time of
his death." He has W&U his lifetime
in this community, residing at the
parental home on the farm until the
f&milyiremoved- to this city and has
since lived In Plattsmouth." Of a
kindly and helpful disposition the de
ceased found no greater pleasure
than assisting someone in their tasks
and to those who knew him best his
kindly and friendly presence will be
The father, J. II. Becker is spend
ing the winter with Mrs. Becker at
Long Beach, California. George H.
Becker leaves surviving him three
sisters and -three brothers, Mrs.
George A. Kaffenberger of Lincoln;
Mrs. C. T. Peacock and Mis. Frank
A. Cloidt of this city; William A.
Becker, Philip T. Becker and H. E.
Becker, all of this community. The
mother preceded George in. death
some four years ago. The departed
was also a nephew of Mrs. Frank
Brinkman of this city and Mrs. H. J.
Miller of Alvo.
RECEIVES DEATH MESSAGE
from Thursday's Dally.
This afternoon B. B. Daniher of
this city received a "message an
nouncing the death In Chicago of
his nephew, George Evans. The mes
sage did not give the particulars of
the death. Mr. Evans has been in
the employe of the Burlington in
Chicago for several years. He was
thirty-five years of age and leaves a
wife and two-children to mourn his
death. The deceased was also a
nephew of Mrs. E. F. Grimes of Oma
ha. TWO MORE CANDI
R. W. Knorr for City Treasurer and
Guy W. Morgan for Councilman
From Thivsday'i Daily - '
The lure of running for office in
tho city government does not -seem
to appeal to the average citizen and
the effort made to enlist the best
j available man is not meeting with
I great success. A number on both
tickets have pulled out of the race
. and the latest to have their declin
ations filed with City Clerk McEl-
wain are Roy W. Knorr, who was
nominated by the republicans for
city treasurer, and Guy W. Morgan,
who has declined to run for council
' man In the first ward. Both of
these gentlemen feel that to make
I the race would be too much of a sac
rifice and even if selected they would
.find difficulty In serving and-doing
justice to themselves.-
NOT WORK OF
GREENWOOD BURGLARY FAILS
TO CARRY EARMARKS OF
SAFE PROVES BURGLAR PROOF
Withstanding Three Charges of High
Explosive Loss May Not be
Heavy as Expected.
From Thursday s Dailj '
Peace officers who- inspected the
work of burglars at the Greenwood
First. National bank Tuesday were
not convinced that the Kansas gang
of bank burglars had moved into Ne
braska. When they first heard of the
burglars, they were ready to gamble
that the Kansas gang had invaded
the state and that the long series of
burglaries there, where hundreds of
thousands of liberty bonds had been
stolen, might be repeated in this
A close inspection of the work
made it apparent that the work was
not participated in by those accus
tomed to safe cracking. It also
showed that the so-called burglar
proof safe might live up to its name.
Three charges of high explosive had
been tried on it and the worst that
'jad happened was that three blot
ches had been made on the paint
and the lower compartment combi
nation lock would not respond to
the touch; of the banker who knew
how it- -should -open. . ., ;"- W-
The burglary started bankers and
peace officers to discussing v bank
robberies where government bonds
and securities are taken. The value
of registering bonds was shown when
it was stated that although there
may be much delay in replacing se-
urities, owners of government bonds
that were registered will not lose.
rhe bonds will be replaced.
After the Greenwood bank bought
its new burglar proof safe about a
month ago the customers were urged
to place their valuables, kept in the
safety deposit boxes, in the vault of
the bank, that they-might be placed
in the bombproof safe at night. Some
of the customers, in fact a large
number of them, did so. They did
not lose. '
If it develops that the work was
that of professionals a strong sus
picion will remain that the bank was
on their list of easy marks and that
the yeggs had not heard that the
bank had replaced the old safe a
few weeks ago. While the yeggmen
took bonds they prefer cash. It is
less dangerous to handle.
If the registered government bonds
form as large a part of the loss at
Greenwood as the bankers think it
will, the actual loss in the end will
be small. The bank's loss was about
$150 in money, while the loss in
coupon bonds is thought to be con
siderably undeY the $4,000 mark.
Practically all of the government
bonds kept In the deposit boxes eas
ily opened with a pinch bar were be
lieved to have been registered. There
is a possibility that the total loss,
including war stamps and cash, will
not greatly exceed $4,000, counting
the registered bonds' as recoverable.
State Journal. .
CIRCUS DAYS COMING
The 'Joy of circus days will soon
be with us in all its glory and a re
minder of this fact was given this
morning when the special train of
the Sells-Floto company passed
through' this city over the Burling
ton for the east where they are to
open the season. This Is one of the
big circus organizations of the na
tion and has pleased thousands of
the old and young of America in its
MARRIED AT COURT HOUSE
From Thursday's Daily. '
Yesterday afternoon County'Judge
Eeson was called upon t6 nn:.e in
n.arriage Miss Ruth Monroe of this
ity and Mr. William R. StelLke of
Cmaha, The young people expect to
make their home in Omaha !.i the
future. The bride is a daughter of
73!mer E. Monroe, formerly of Paci
f: Junction, and. well known in this
e:ty. The parents of the br-de at
i .resent are residing in Wyoming.
Marriage license was isseud In the
-.;unty court to Louis G. Meisin-.;tr,
and Miss Frances M. Heil, born of
C dar Creek. The bride-to-be j tlu
d.-.iighter of Mr. and Mrs. WVmV.l
J I - J i and the groom a son of John
from Thursony'n Dailv.
Q. K. Parmele yesterday disposed
of five head of bis horses to A. S
Will and the stock will be removed
to the farm of Mr. Will for use in
the work there. Mr. Parmele has
had some excellent stock in his barn
here and his good judgment in the
selecting of the horses gave him the
best that could be secured.
GRABS OFF ANOTHER
Defeats Cal Wood of Stanton in Two
Out of Three Falls at Coates
Hall Last Evening.
From Friday's Daily.
Frank Schmarder of Louisville,
who has been grabbing them off reg
ularly for the past few weeks, last
night added another win to his rec
ord when he successfully pinned Cal
Woods of Stanton for two falls.
Woods weighs in the neighborhood
of 210 pounds, while Schmarder
wrestles at 175, but the difference
in weight made little difference to
the Louisville man in. pinning down
the shoulders of bUopponent.
In the opening fall Woods at the
conclusion of thirteen minutes was
able to get a head scissors and wrist
lock which brought Schmarder to the
mat for the decision. In the second
fall Schmarder -was able - ta.-conae
back when with the toe hold he
forced Woods to quit at the end of
The third and decisive fall came
after twenty-four minutes with
Frank getting a head scissors and
bar arm lock, which laid Woods down
for the decision.
Lee Fickler, the veteran wrestler
officiated as referee of the match.
Andy Schmarder, the boxer and
brother of Frank was present at the
FIND JOURNAL A VALUABLE
ADJUNCT TO HOUSEKEEPING
From Friday's Dally.
Adam Meisinger, one of the prom
inent farmers of near Cedar Creek
motored in this morning from his
home accompanied by his mother,
Mrs. J. H. Meisinger, and his daugh
ter-in-law, Mrs. Ralph Meisinger
and spent a few hours here trading
and visiting with friends. While
here Mr. Meisinger called and had
the name of his son, Rudolph Meis
inger enrolled for the Journal for
the coming year. Rudolph and
bride are Just starting housekeeping
and find they need this valuable as
set in the enjoyment of their new
If it's in the stationery line call
at the Journal office.
A Help to
Young men engaged in putting by money with
which to finance a home or enter a business will find
our Certificates of Deposit an ideal place for suchJ
They are safe our entire resources are behind
them. They pay a fair rate of interest. Your money
can be obtained at any time on demand.
Ask us about the various ways of building
capital through their use.
First National Bank
"The Bank Where
INTERIOR OF BUILDING NOW RE
STORED TO ITS FORMER BEAU
TY BY SKILL OF DECORATORS
AUXILIARY WAS IN CHARGE
Ladies Organization of Church Has
Been Big Factor in Getting Work
Completed This Season.
From Friday' Dally.
The First Presbyterian church of
this city, one of the handsomest of
the houses of worship in the city,
has Just been redecorated and pre
pared for the use of the congrega
tion, and the regular services will be
held in the main auditorium of the
structure on Sunday, the services
having been held in the basement of
the church during the redecorating
period. The large auditorium of the
church has been decorated by N. K.
Peoples, who has the contract, in a
very h'andsome manner and the inter
ior of the church is one of great
beauty. The lobby of the church has
been finished in the soft cream tints
of the walls and the rich mahogany
of the woodwork makes it very beau
tiful to the eye. The swinging doors
have also been prepared in the dark.
staining with leather covering the
main part of the doors.
The interior of the auditorium is
where the beauty of the new decora
tions" can be best appreciated a here
they show to the greatest of advantage--The
lars;a fcam- MippoxUn
the ceiling have been finished in the
wark mahogany shades while the
walls and ceiling are in the cream
tints which produces a .harmonious
and artistic effect The frescoing
that formerly was on the walls has
been replaced by the plain and sim
ple decorations which are much more
pleasing to the eye and adds to the
richness of the interior. The win
dows and woodwork 6f- the room
have also been touched up with the
mahogany finish and as the 6oft light
fro mthe large colored glass windows
enters the auditorium It produces an
effect that is Indescribable in Its
The woodwork of the Sunday
rchool rooms in the basement of the
church is receiving a coat of the fin
ishing varnish and the floors are to
be oiled and placed in fine shape.
The building is a beauty and a credit
to the splendid membership of the
MILK COWS FOR SALE
Two good milk cows, just fresh.
At reasonable prices. Come and see
them at Murray. Theo. Bouton. tf
For Sale Three busnela of red
clover seed, re-cleaned. $30 per
bushel. O. A. Ramge, telephone
Dally Journal 16c per week.
Yoa Feel at Home.
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