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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, MAY 24. 1920.
FOR $5,000 FOR
DEATH OF BOY
J. W. EDMUNDS FILES ACTION IN
DISTRICT COURT FOR ESTATE -OF
JOHN W. LONG
From Thursilav's Daily
This morning an action was filed
in the district court of Cass county
by John V. Edmunds of Murray, ad
ministrator f the estate of John V.
Long, in which damages in the sum
of $r..o(H) is asked, as the result of
the death of .Mr. Long on February
9. l'.il'O, when he was electrocuted
on the wires oi the high power
line belonging to the Nebras
ka Gas Ar Electric company.
The petition of the plaintiff state
ttiat the defendant corporation is in
corporated under the laws of the
Hate of New Hampshire and author
ized to transact business in the state
of Nebraska, and that on February
9. 1920. the employes of the defend
ant were engaged in stringing wires
along a line ea-st of Murray and near
the farm of Alva (I. Long, father of
the young man. John V. Long, who
was killed. It is alleged that the
death was caused by the neglect and
carelessness of the defendant com
pany and their employes. It is stat
ed also that the defendant was at
the time of his death fifteen years .f
age and asks that the sum of $"..000
in damages be awarded his estate.
Attorney C. A. Rawls appears in the
action for the plaintiff.
At the time of the death of the
young lad he was found li:ig near
one cf the poles of the high power
line and at that time there was no
current in the line and it was
thought that in some manner he had
taken hold of the dead wire that
was in the process of being stretched
along the line of poles and this wire
Lad touched the high tension wires
on the poles causing his instant
RIVER FALLING FAST
The falling cf the water in the
Missouri river at this, point has been
as sudden as the raise and this
morning the waters were receding
fast from the bottom land east of
the Burlington station. The land
south of the ferry road including
the base ball park was practically
free of the floow water and it had
also fell several leet on the farm of
A. G. Bach and the residence on
that farm which has been entirely
surrounded by the high water is now
in such shape that t is possible
to reach the house without the use
of a boat as was necessary during
the highest portion "of the flood. The
farm of John Cory is also free of
water and by the end of the week
only the extreme low places will
bear any evi den-re of the high water
that for several days made the bot
tom a vast lake.
WITH THE SICK FOLKS
From Thursday's Daily.
The many friends of Mrs. L. E.
Vroman will regret very much to
learn that she has for the past few
days been confined to her home as
the result of a very severe attack of,
rheumatism and the visitation of
this painful malady has kept her
confined to her bed for a greater part
cf the time.
Mrs. J. B. Cotner. residing in the
south portion of the city is also num
bered with th sick having for sev
eral days been kept to her bed. Mrs.
Cotner is well advanced in years and
her sickness has given the family
a::d friends a great deal of worry.
RESIGNS HIS POSITION
Leroy B. Gorthey. who came to
this city from Murdock a few weeks
ago to accept the position as carrier
on rural route No. 2. lias resigned
bis position and expects to return
to Murdock in the near future. The
position of carrier on route No. 2
will be taken over by Ralph IT. Al
len, who has been engaged as car
rier at different times and who will
In all probability be retained as the
permanent carrier on route No. 2 in
Mrs. M. P. Fleming came in this
morning from her home west of the
city and departed on the early morn
ing Burlington train for Omaha
where she meets her son. Gerald
Fleming, who has been attending
school at Coleridge, Neb., for the
REPORTS A DROUTH
Yesterday afternoon Drury Graves,
cue of the pioneer residents of this
city, who has been spending the win
ter near Plainview, Texas, arrived
in the city for a visit in the oil
home. Mr. Graves reports that in
the portion of Texas in which he
has been staying there has been lit
tle or no rain and that the conditions
point to a severe drouth throughout
the western part of the lone star
state. This condition certainly is
vastly difierent from this portion of
.eorasKa. wnere tne cool and damp
conditions have kept the farmers
from getting in their crops as usual.
EASTERN STAR HOLDS
Miss Rose Owens. Secretary of Grand
Chapter of Nebraska Guest
of Home Chapter.
Last evening the members of Home
chapter, (). E. S., enjoyed a visit
from two of the grand chapter offi
ceis, M-iss Rose Owens of Omaha,
grand secretary, and Mrs. George
W. Thomas, ef Nebraska City, grand
electra. and the meeting of the or
ler was very largely attended by
the members as well as a number of
visitors from other chapters. The
meeting was also in the nature of a
farewell to Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Avard ant! Mr. and Mrs. John Mc
Lean, who are expecting to leave in
June for their old home in Eng
land ami as a remembrance of the
Plattsmouth chapter of the Eastern
star, the lauies were presented with
two handsome silver spoons from
Monie Chapter, the presentation
speech being made by Mrs. William
Baird in her usual pleasing manner.
During the session of the chapter
hree new candidates, Mrs. John F.
Wolff. Mm. Mvrtle McKinsie and
Mrs. Stella Persinger were initiated
'.nto the order.
At the close of the regular session
of the chapter the members adjourn
ed to the banquet hall where elainty
refreshments were servetl. The deco
rations were in the pleasing lilac
tints, huge bouquets of these sweet
rpnng flowers being used in the table
setting and lilac candles added a
touch ef beauty to the scene. Mrs.
Val Burkle presided in the banquet
room as toastmistress ana responses
were made by the grand secretary.
Miss Owens and Mrs. Thomas, as
well as the newly initiated candi
MORE ABOUT THE
NEW RIVER CRAFT
Captain of the "Castalia" Tells
the Work of Tow Boat in Pro
tecting: Farm Lands.
Fiom Thursdays Dally.
The steamer Castalia arrived in
Plattsmouth Friday, May 14th, from
Pittsburg, Pa., enroute to Decatur,
Nebraska. The Castalia is not a
patrol boat but a tow boa! used to
handle or tow barges of different
kinds of material used in dike work.
The "Daniel Lindsey" is work
ing at Hamburg, Iowa, with a fleet (
of barges and our "Castalia" will
work at Decatur just as soon as the
river permits. At present the river
is too high and as stated in yester
day's paper, we have slight repairs
to make en the boiler before leaving
Woods Bros., of Lincoln, Nebr.,
are in the river improvement busi
ness or better than that, they pro
tect farms and towns. They had otie
boat on the river last year. They
are new at the business but since
they have something new in the line
of dike work, it is safe to say they
ire here to stay.
Word that they did last season has
proven to be a success in the way
of protecting valuable land. During
our stay here we would be more than
glad to explain how the new work is
done to anyone interested in same.
ROY A. MILLER.
Henry J. Meisinger was in the
city today for a few hours looking
after some business matters and in
cidently consulting his physician in
regard to an infection of his right
hand and which has made It neces
sary to lance that member.
HON. R. B. WINDHAM
NAMED AS DELEGATE
i State Encampment at 'Fremont Elects
Officers for Ensuing Year and
Closes a Successful Meeting
The state encampment of (he
Grand Army of the Republic and
Woman's Relief Corps closed their
annual meeting yesterday at Fre
mont and selected as the next meet
ing place Hastings, where the en
campment will be held in 1921. The
reprot of the adjutant showed 15 'J
posts in Nebraska with a member
ship of 2,240. The officers elected
were as follows:
Department Commander J. JI
Presson. No. 23. Omaha.
Senior Vice W. J. Blystone, No.
Junior Vice J. M. Fodge, Broken
Council of Administration ( . D.
Fuller. 25. Lincoln; J. L. MellaiTey,
02. Bennet; A. J. Frantz, A3. Hast
ings; J. O. Moore, Miliord, W. H.
Stewart, 22, Geneva.
Delegates to National I'.mamp
ment R. B. WinAham. No. 15.
Plattsmouth; Andv Tiuvnur. No.
110, Omaha; A. R. Wilson. No. 25.
Lincoln; 11. W. George. No. J8. Brok
en Bow; S. F. Sanders. No. Ill, llol
drege; C. T. Smith. No. 202. Omaha;
H. V. Hoagland, No. 2r, Lincoln.
The officers were publicly insra'I-
ed this afternoon at the hotel
Delegate at large C-s-i 1). Fuller.
The business session of the Grav.d
'wmy of the Eepubli. was held this
iito-ning m tne auditor':;. ot the ho-
l'he ladies of the G. A. R. elected
the following officers:
Department President Martha A.
Senior Vice Louise Young, Gresh
Junior Vice1 Minnie Blades, Au
rora. Chaplain Susie Lewis. Ord.
Counsellor Belle Law.ha. Se
ward. Council of Administration Lu
netra Konkright, Nora Kidder and
Delegates to the national, conven
tion Lila Kline, Hattie Putman,
Julia Frady, Rachel Woods.
Alternates Clara Kllett. Clara
Gordon. Susie Lewis. Cora Bowers.
The convention presented Mrs.
Nora Kidder of Fremont with a gold
mounted fountain pen as a token of
honor of her untiring efforts to make
the meeting a success.
The W. R. C. chose the following
Department President Blanch
Senior Vice E. L. Storey. Fre
mont. Junior" Vice Lettie Lesher.
Chaplain Mrs. McCartney, Jun
iata. Chairman of the Executive Board
The Sons of Veterans adopted res
olutions favoring the candidacy of
Pell A. Barrows for ' commander
in chief of the erganization. The
following state officers were elected:
Commander Frank Mills. Lin
coln. Senior Commander W. R. For
Junior Commander Burt Morris,
Division Council Bert Gallery.
Columbus; H. W. Rogers, Fremont;
J. G. O. Joyner, Broken Bow.
Patriots Ins L. W. Garoutte. Lin
coln. Chaplain W. L. Gaston. Lincoln.
Counsellor Dr. Carr, Lincoln.
WILL BLOW UP WEST
END OF THE STATE
Will Partridge left Monday for
Grant. Neb., to show the folks out
there a few tricks with dynamite or
as Will says "to blow up that end
of the state." Will is a dynamite
expert and there is a big field for
his kind of work breaking up gumbo
hard pan, elraining swampy places,
On his trip this time he will give
some practical demonstrations on the
Geo. Mark farm and there is no doubt
but that he will interest enough land
owners that his services will be in
demand for some big jobs out there.
Will has handled some big jobs of
taking out hedges, and stump patch
es in this part of the state and is a
recognized . expert in his line.
Weeping Water Republican.
SECURES MARRIAGE LICENSE.
Among the marriage licenses is
sued in Omaha yesterday appears the
names of Frank Sivey and Fannie
Potras of this city, who were united
in marriage in the metropolis. The
groom is a well known employe of
the Burlington shops and has re
sided here for a number of years,
while the bride has made her home
here for. the past few years.
If it's in the card line, call
the Journal office.
STATE ROAD MAN HERE
This morning R.
vision engineer of
of public works of
tiite of S'i-
braska. was in the city interviewing
the county coniinisio:vrs in regard
to matters concerning; the maintain
ing of the state is ml govermm-nt
highways and from this city motored
on to Lincoln and Beatrice, where,
he has work o Mipervise. Mr
Clancy has been viih the depart
ment ef public v.orl.s following hi.-;
return from France !.i-t fall and is
one of the able and competent men
to wltcm the pood ads problems of
the state has been turned over. Mr.
Clancy was during the war a lieu
tenant in the 22nd engineers and
was for several ninths station? I
with his company In . pjri- wiser?
they assisted in the electing f the
Hod Cross dormater: s and the Per
shing stadium as w-'l as other en
gineering work cin.:i"f e l w:rh tls3
American activities Ke now hss
the supervision cf a large part of
the roads in eastern Nebraska an 1
th? travel over the muddy road.-: i
a reminder of the mud "over lluie"
THIS CITY TO OMAHA
H. Donnelly, Head of Corporations
Department of Finance Depart
ment of Stat.- to Move
From Thursday's la!!v. .
James H. Donnelly, he-ad of the
corporations brain h of the state de
partment of tinanco. with his fam
ily is preparing to it-move from
Plattsmouth. where tlie-v have resid
ed for many year-, to Omaha where
they expect to make their home in
the future. It is with the greatest
of regret that the friends of this es
timable family part with them and
sever the pleasant relations that
existed of tW,Ti--ni:wy. "S)is
the Donnelly family have re
in Plattsmouth. The regret is
shared by Mr. and Mrs. Don
as they have spent some of
happiest and brightest years
in the old town by the river, but
the press of business duties makes
the change advisable at this time.
Mr. Donnelly is on eof the best qual
ified men in the service of the state
and liis office calls fur a great deal
of his time out in the tate and in
Lincoln and Omaha so that the
clianie will allow him a greater
time with his family than if they
continued to make this' city their
home. That Mr. and Mrs. Donnelly
and their family will enjoy the most
abundant preisperity and success is
the sincere wish of the friends in
Plattsmouth and Cass count v.
WILL SECURE THIEF
TAKING AUTO TIRES
Sheriff C. D. Quint on Motors to Ne
braska City to Take Into
Custody Ted Ryan.
From Saturday's Taiiv.
This morning Sheriff C. D. Quin
ton departed for Nebraska City,
where he goes to look further into
the case of Ted Ryan, who is the
young man charge 1 with' having tak
en the tires from the Ford car of C.
M. Parker in this city a week ago.
Ryan was arrested by Sheriff Fis
cher, of Otoe county, last Saturday,
and since that time the authorities
have been engage! in getting the
dope on the various transactions in
which the young man was engaged.
That Mr. Parker has been able to
recover his tires as well as locating
the party who ha.; been conducting
this kind of an enterprise is certain
ly good fortune. The stealing of
automobile tires has become quite
extensive in the past year and dur
ing the automobile season last year
a large number were taken from ma
chines in this city and vicinity and
in almost all cases it was never pos
sible to locate the party taking them.
CARD OF THANKS.
De desire' to thank the neighbors
and friends who ministered to our
beloved baby during its sickness and
death and especially to the B. or R.
Carmen and others for their floral of
ferings; also to Mrs. Wescott, Rev.
Hunter and the doctors who worked
with him so faithfully.
J. W. Simm and family,
J. li. Hunter and family,
and other relatives.
A VERY HAPPY MAN
From FrMay's ?aiiv.
All on Account cf Fact That Philip
Bruce Roscncrans Has Arrived
to Make His Home.
' Krm Frirtav's I:iil. 11
j If anyone was searching for the
happiest man in Plat tfiuouth they
would make no mistake in choosing
Bruce- -cnorans. and the itason is
i that there arrived yesterday at hi-s
j home a line nine and one-half pound
j son and heir and who is "seme boy''
j if the statements of the Jiappy red-
jatives can be taken. The little ton '
has been christened Philip Bruce
Rosencrans and this fact is adJing I
to the happiness of Grandfather!
Philip Thieic If in whose honor the
new arrival has been named. The j
new addition to the familv has
brought much happiness to Mr. and
Mrs. 'W. E. Roseucrans, parents of
the proud father as it gives them
two fine grandson. Mrs. Rosen
era ns U doing nicely and the baby is
as fine-as possible for an infant of
his few days to V-e and one of the
happiest of the family is the little
sister, who has found a new play
mate to .share her home.
SCHEDULE" OF BURLINGTON
SHOP LEAGUE BALL GAMES!
The following schedule has been
prepared for Burlinaton shop league
games during this summer. As will
bt"" noted the time ef playing two of
the games schedule-d is already past,
but these games will be made up
later in the season. The next and
opening game will be played Wed
nesdaty evening. June 2nd, between
the freight and locomotive depart
ments. ; . . May..ll.
Freight vs. Locomotive. June 2
storehouse., i August
.Storehouse vs. Locos Jjulv 7
Freight vs. Coach
Locomotive vs. Coach
FOPPY DAY FOR A
MOST WORTHY CAUSE
Ladies of the City to Sell Poppies on
May 29th for Relief of French
Children Left Homeless.
On next Saturday the young la
dies of the various campfires and
other of the public spirited ladies
of the community will sell poppies
upon the streets of the city and in
the various stores to assist in rais
ing funds for the -relief of the
French children of the war devas
The poppy sale is to be conducted
as one feature of the local drive to
raise funds for the American and
French Children's league.
The movement has been taken up
all over the United States by the
public officials and the leaders in the
ladies organizations to lend their
aid in the badly needed relief work
to which the funds will be devoted.
Mrs. 11. r. Westover has been desig
nated as the chairman for Platts
mouth and has secured the co-operti-tion
of a number of the ladies of the
city as well as the campfire girls,
who are to have the sale in charge.
Mine. E. Guerin, of Paris, delegate
to the United States, is in charge of
the efforts made to provide funds for
the relief of the sufferers among the
children of the war swept areas of
France and is operating in connec
tion with the American men and
women who have recognized the dire
need of some immediate relief.
Those who are familiar with the
situation in France have declared
that the children of that portion of
the country are indeed in pitable
circumstances owing to the impos
sibility of the French people in their
present situation to properly care for
Blank books, Journal office.
CELEBRATES 81 ST BIRTHDAY
Yesterday being the eighty-first
birthday anniversary of Mrs. Ber
nard Wurl. Sr., a number of old
friends decided to assist this estimable
lady in the proper observance of the
occasion and accordingly gathered at
her he mo in the afternoon. The
time was spent pleasantly in visiting
and in keeping with a beautiful cus
tom cf several years past the friends
came with handsome bouquets which
were presented to the guest of hon
or with many wishes for the years to
come. In the evening the members
of the family gathered with the
mother, for a family dinner party
which was most thoroughly enjoyed.
Conditions Across on Iowa Side of
River Causes Eurlington More
Worry With Receding Water
The receding waters of the Mis
souri river which had spread them
selves ever the land on the Iowa bot
toms is causing the Burlington rail
road really more anxiety than the
flood itself as the waters are leaving
in their wake the danger of having
the elaborate defenses constructed to
prevent the washing away tf the
river embankments destroyed.
In a number of places the flood
has softened the land so that the rip
rap and fills are threatening to give
away befejre the steady push e;f the
main river current and several car
loads of rock have been hurried to
the gcene of action together wifh
crews of road laborers to assist in
the work of fighting the river. The
work of strengthening the defenses
against the river is in charge of Su
perintendent N". C. Allen of the Oma
ha division who has been on the job
for several days at the points of dan
ger.' - A'lirrgt; crew -of - Mexican la
borers were in the city last evening
enroute to Pacific Junction and from
where they will be sent to various
points where the danger of the river
breaking through is the greatest.
LOOKS OVER RURAL ROUTE
Inspector Coble of the postoffice
department at Omaha, who was in
the city yesterday looking over the
affairs of the local office, made a
tour of inrpection over the proposed
extension to rural route No.. 2 ex
tending north of the city and which
was destined to perve the needs of
the residents along the way to the
Platte bottom. While the inspector
. has yet to submit his report to the
postoffice department at Washing
ton, the condition of the roads over
which he and Postmaster Morgan
traveled was far from making a fav
orable impression upon the postof
1 The road over which the proposed
road will go is in very bad shape
and its condition is making the adop
tion of the extension a matter of
doubt as the carriers fiml it very
difficult to travel over.
i Adam Stoehr was a passenger this
morning for Omaha, where he will
'visit for the day leoking after some
matters of business.
The First National Bank
"The Bank Where You Feel at Home
TO ITS AUTHORITY
Red Cloud Corporation Insists Has a
Right to Maintain Competition
Regardless of Order.
The order made some month aj-'o
by the state railway commission or
dering a physical connection of two
telephone companies at Red Cloud
and a free interchange of servic;
where certain scheduled charges are
paid is sharply challenge 1 by the
Farmers Telephone company, one of
he twain, in a brief filed in sup
port of its appeal to the supreme
The rival company there is t he
Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph com
pany, which succeeded : tlie I'.ell in
terests eight years ago.' The two
worked alongside one another with
out ai.y trouble until a year vr two
ago, when the Lincoln company cut
the trunk line that gave- the farmers
loll connections nn the ground that
the letter was trying to take away
its city subscriptions. The commis
sion reejuired it to restore th- con
nection. After several legal bouts a peti
tion signed by 400 patrons of the
companies was filed with the commis
sion in which they asked an inter
change of service, and another by
other patrons who desired one com
pany only. In passing on the ae
the commission required the Lin
coln company to continue its toll
connection with the other company,
and in order to stop the rivals from
cutting one" another's buin -.-s
throat ordered that the town b
made into one zone, witli trunk con
nections between the exchaiu-'-s. so
that subscribers to both companies
could have free interchange on pay
ment cf a small additional flat rate.
"Asserting that this would wipe it
ouL-fje JTixm er'B-ccnipa n y apj.eal -J
to the supreme court. It attacks the
order as being" entirely in the inter
est of its rival, and as being -clearlv
in excess ef the authority josessed
by the commission. The order was
an exercise of the police power that
the legislature had not delegated to
the commission and which it alone
can exerci-e. It also contend- that
an intelligent reading of the stale
law shows it rer,uires toll connections
only, and does not mean contact ion
metween exchanges for i n ter hange
of service. That would cmibleoi.e
company to put the other out
business, it- says. State Journal.
L. CREAMER HAS OLD AND
INTERESTING PAPER MONEY
I. L. Creamer showed us a, piece of
paper rnoney-which was handed down
to him by his grandfather. This
piece of money was printed in ITT:,
and bear's the signature of King
George of England, L. Pemberton.
Benj. Marshall and Thos. Leach. It
is about 150 years old and was worth
at that time 50 shillings or about
$6. Printed on this were the words
"Counterfeiting penalty. Death."
This is a rare piece of money and
all who have seen it say that it is
the first that they had ever seen.
Reliable Advice for
For forty-nine years it has been
our business to distinguish between
good and bad investments. Our rec
ord in this respect has been such that
we confidently offer our services to
you in selecting your personal in
vestments. Friends of this bank, customers
or otherwise, are welcome to infor
mation we have at hand or cap ob
tain concerning any stock or bond
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