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Hetraska State Hlrto
cal Society
NO. 20
Very Little Hitting by Either Team
and Numerous Gifts of Bases
by Slabmen of Both.
From Thursday- Dally.
Uy the narrow margin of 1 to 0
the Freight Car shop team of the
Burlington league last evening es
caped another tie with the Locomo
tives and the long drawn out strug
gle was called in the sixth inning
by ITmpire Ed Long as it was so dark
as to make it dangerous for the
players to continue the game.
It hai been hoped to have the
game going by 6 o'clock but while
all the members of the teams were
on hand there was a long delay in
hunting up equipment and by the
time the tools for the ball players
had been secured it was 6:30 and
the twilight caught the players in
the fourth inning. although they
continued for two stanzas in the fast
deepening shades of night.
The score was close and the game
throughout was an even break as
neither team was developing any
hitting speed. Fenwick did the slab
work for the Freight Car shop and
struck out seven, walked four and
hit one. while Herold struck out
eight, hit one and walked five of the
For the Locomotives Herold play
ed a great fielding game and many
of the outs secured for his team
aside from strikeouts were on his
excellent handling of grounders from
the pitcher's position. Burbridge was
in his usual excellent form and as
sisted materially in holding down
his opponents.
Ault of the Freight car shop was
the leader In the batting department
and his long drive in the game drove
in the necessary run that brought
victory. Winscott at short did some
very effective fielding although get
ting one error on a bad bounce in
his territory and he also secured the
only clean hit registered off of Iler
old's delivery.
In the opening inning Winscott.
the first man up for the Freight car
shop, hit to the right garden and
when Maurer hit to the infield Har
ry was caught at second on the throw
from Herold. Connors was walked
by Herold and followed by Newman
who struck out and then Ault pro
ceeded to break up the game by a
long drive to center that Niel could
not hold and on this Maurer scored
and Connors made the attempt but
was nabbed at the plate and retired
the side.
Are Entertained at Hotel Pcikins
and Officers for Ensuing Year
Are Elected.
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon the ladies aid
society of the Methodist church were
entertained at the Perkins Hotel by
Mrs. John Cory and one of the laig
et meetings of the year enjoyed.
The chief feature of the meeting
was the election of the officers of the
society for the ensuing year. Those
elected were: Mrs. Val Burkle,
president; Mrs. F. R. G'obelman,
vice president: Mrs. W. I. Howland,
treasurer and Mrs. Charles Carlson,
tecretary; Mrs. A. V. Hunter, devo
tional leader.
The year Just closed has been one
of the most successful from a finan
cial standpoint in the history of the
society and the ladies have raised
some $800 for the church work
through their own personal efforts
and have had a large part in the
plans of the church improvement
that is being carried out this year.
Mrs. F. R. Gobelman is the retiring
president and her efforts have been
untiring for the success of the or
ganization and with the wonderful
co-operation of the ladies they have
made a year's work one that is very
At a suitable hour the members
of the party were treated to a dainty
luncheon served by the hostesses
assisted by her daughters, Mrs. Bert
Coleman and Mrs. X. P. Schultz as
well as Mrs. Val Burkle. The la
dles enjoyed to the utmost the oc
casion and the deligVrul hospitalitv
afforded them.
Miss Mathilda V11frv rieriartoH
thU afternoon for Louisville, Ken
tucky, where she will visit for some
time with friends as well as looking
after some business affairs in the
southern city.
From Friday' Dally.
Mrs. Margaret J. Shrader was in
the city yesterday for a short time
attending to some matters of import
ance prior to her departure for
abroad. Mrs. Shrader, who is nov
located at Hastings. Iowa, states that
she is expecting to leave at once
for service with the army as a mem
ber of the nurse force of the war de
partment and in a few days will leave
for Camp Dodge where the unit of
which she is to be a member is bein
assembled and from there she is ex
pecting to be sent abroad for ser
vice at Coblenz, Germany where the
American unit of the army of occu
pation is located. Mrs. Shrader al
so told of the death of her little
ward, a French war orphan, who
died a few weeks ago of scarlet
fever and whose death has been felt
very keenly by Mrs. Shrader, who
has had his care for the past few
Johnnie, Six-Year-Old Son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Hobscheidt, Jr., of Near
Murray is Kicked by Colt.
From Friday's Daily.
This morning while Johnnie, the
six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Hobscheidt. residing in the
neighborhood of Murray, was play-,
ing around the horse lot at the farm
he was severely kicked by a small
colt and badly injured. The liUie
boy it was thought .had attempted
to ride on the colt and the animal
pushed him over and then kicked
the prostrate by, striking him in tht
forehead and laying open a laige
gash. The injured lad was hurried
to this city to the offices of Drs. Liv
ingston, where the injuries were
dressed and it required several stitch
es to close the wound. While the
cut was very painful it was fortun
ate that the force of the blow had
not caused a fracture of the bone.
Held at Farm of Henry Hirz, West of
City and Eight Makes of Tractors
Are Used in Plowing.
From Friday' Dally.
One of the most Interesting ex
hibitions of the modern farm work
shown in the county was held yes
terday at the far mof Henry Hirz
west of the city, when a tractor
demonstration under the direction
of L. R. Snipes, state agent, was
The field selected consisted of
twenty-six acres and one acre was
alloted to each of the "bottoms" of
the tractors. There were eight
makes of tractors on the field and
an excellent showing made by all as
there was no time allowance given,
the working .the machines in plow
ing was the sole qualification. The
makes exhibited were the Titan with
three plows, Fordson, two plows,
Allis-Chalmers. four plows, Wallis.
three plows. Waterloo Boy, three
plows, Huber, three plows. Case,
three plows. Hart-Parr, three plows:
The work of the tractors and plows
was excellent and the acreage as
signed was soon plowed up in fine
shape and was a thorough exhibition
of the modern art of farming.
The farmers from many miles
around were present at the scene and
quite a number from this city were
in attendance to enjoy the exhibi
tion. One of the factors of the demon
stration was the co per acreage of
the fuel consumption and in this
the Titan tractor of the Interna
tional Harvester company secured
the lowest figures, using six gallons
and three quarts of kerosene while
the Hart-Parr tractor, the next low
est used seven gallons, three pints
of kerosene. The cost of the plow
ing per acre by the lowest machine
was given as 34c per acre.
From Friday's Dally.
On Monday evening Herman Oett-
man, son Elmer and Mr. D. F. Meek
er, who were here from Imperial
looking up buyers for some of the
real land snaps of that country were
accompanied out by Willard Clapp,
Geo. Kunz. W. H. McBride. A. M.
Ferguson and a number of others.
These gentlemen will return in a
couple of weeks and get enough to
make another excursion trip. They
are offeflng exceptional terms on
land and have many fine bargains
in farms. They also bring fine crop
reports from Chase county. Elm-
wood Leader-Echo.
Carter Albin of near Union, was
in the city today for a few hours
looking after some matters of busi
ness with the merchants.
James T. Reynolds of near Union,
was in the city yesterday afternoon
for a few hours attending to some
matters of business and was accom
panied by Hans Hanser, of that lo
cality wh owas making application
for citizenship.
Mrs. Jennie Dalton Passed Away Yes
terday at Home Near Pacific Junc
tion After a Long Illness.
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday, Mrs. Jennie Dalton, one
of the pioneer residents of Mills
county, Iowa, passed away following
a long illness covering the past sev
eral years and at the ripe age of
seventy-six years. Mrs. Dalton came
to Mills county focty years ago and
has lived there almost continuously
since that time and reared to man
hood and womanhood a family of
six children. Mrs. Dalton was twice
married, ooth of the husbands hav
ing preceded her in death. For
some months previous to her death
Mrs. Dalton had been staying with
her daughters at Council Bluffs but
as the hour of parting drew near
the mother was brought to her old
home to spend the last few das of
Ji!V).. To mourn her passing his
splendid pioneer lady leaves to mourn
her loss four daughters and two
sons. Mrs. James B. Higley. Platts
mouth. Mrs. Rhoda White. Mrs. Min
nie Baldwin. Mrs. Rosa Jackson, all
of Council Bluffs. Iowa, John and
Mahlan Richardson, Plattsmouth.
The funeral services' were held
this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
home on the east side of the river
and largely attended by the relatives
and friends of this well loved lady
and the body brought to this city
where It was laid to rest in the On!:
Hill cemetery.
While ,the fare over the railroads
were raised yesterday for all inter
state business, there has been no in
crease in the fare between points in
the state of Xebraska and the fare
remains as prior to the raise. The
changes in the interstate rates has
caused more or less confusion in the
minds of travelers but the Burling
ton as well as other railroads cf the
state announce that there is no boost
in the state rates. The state railway
commission has decided that the
state fares on and after September
1st, shall be governed by the two
cent fare law but what action will
be taken by the railroads has not
been determined.
From Friday's Dally.
Mrs. Floyd Harvey and four child
ren of Cozad. Neb., are in the city
enjoying a few days visit at the
homes of Mrs. Harvey's sis.ers, Mrs.
Charles E. Martin and Mrs. John
Schiapacasse. They were accompan
ied to this city by Mrs. A. C. Fry who
has been making her home at Cozad
for some time and Mrs. Fry will j
probably remain in this city for the j
winter at the home of her daughter. 1
Mrs. Martin. This is her first visit
back to the old home for some time
and the occasion has been one much
enjoyed by the friends of Mrs. Fry.
October Number Will be the Last
Paper Costs Chief Reason for
Its Discontinuance.
From Friday's Dally
Rising costs of publication, par
ticularly the famine price of white
paper, have resulted in the decision
of the executive committee of the
American Red Cross to discontinue
publication of the Red Cross Maga-j
zine. These have reached a point, i
said the announcement from nation-,
al headquarters, where further pub-!
lication would involve either consid
erable increase in the subscription
price or a subsidy from the general
funds of the society, which deems
either course inexpedient. According
ly, the October number will be the
"The Red Cross is now developing
an extensive peace-time iprogram
and in addition must carry on the
responsibilities assumed during the
war to the limit of its resources
available for that purpose," said an
announcement. "Had the Red Cross
Magazine been the only means of
communication with the public and
its workers it would have been neces
sary to continue the magazine, even
at a loss. Through the medium of
its other publications, however, such
as the national headquarters and di
vision bulletins, Junior Red Cross
Xews, pamphlets on special subjects
and with the co-operation of the
press and through the Red Cross mo
tion picture service, a machine for
distributing information has been de
veloped so that even with the elimi
nation of the magazine this work
will continue."
Attorney C. E. Tefft of Weeping
Water, arrived this morning to spend
a few hours at the court house look
ing after some of his cases in ocurt.
Albert Bauers and Steven Lewis
of Murdock were In the city yester
day for a few hours looking: after
some matters of business at the
court house and calling on their
friends In the county seat.
One day last week a large bul,l
snake crawled through a small hole
into the hen house on the farm of
Mrs. Emily Gonzales and chose a
large glass nest egg for a meal and
succeeded in swallowing it. It did
not act right and when he tried to
crush the egg by twisting his neck
there was nothing doing. This
alarmed him and he tried to get right
out of there so he made a dive for
the hole, getting as far as where the
egg had lodged he was trapped and
so when they went to the hen house
there he was. The snake was im
mediately dispatched and an autop
sy revealed that he had swallowed
the glass egg. Eimwood Leader
Echo, i
Attorney General of State Will Try
to Maintain Rate According
to Law on Statutes.
From Friday's Dallv.
Attorney General Clarence Davis
is said to be preparing to do every
thing in his power to enforce the
two cent fare law, in Xebraska. but
there are many who believe he is
facing a losing fight. Numerous oth
er states however, which have a two
cent fare law upon their statute
books, have refused to approve an
advance in passenger rates.
Under power given to the inter
state commerce commission it is dif
ficult to see how the states can suc
ceed in preventing the advance both
in freight and passenger rates ap
proved by the interstate commerce
The railroads are at liberty to
file a complaint wdth the interstate
commerce commission alleging that
freight and passenger rates in Xe
braska, approved by the state com
mission, are lower than interstate
rates and therefore discriminatory
against interstate commerce. In such
a case the interstate commerce com
mission can direct the railroads to
correct the discrimination, and this
will be donj by at increase of state
rates to an equality with interstate
May Take Assistant Federal Prose
cutor to Sanitarium If Not
From Thursday's Iaily.
Frank A. Peterson, assistant Unit
ed States district aitorney, who suf
fered a nervous breakdown last week
caused by overwork, was reported in
about the same condition yesterday
at his residence, 4530 Seward street
Omaha, where nobody but members
of the family is permitted to see
him. He is under care of Dr. G.
Alexander Young, nerve specialist.
Unless there is some improvement,
it is said that Mr. Peterson will be
taken to a sanitarium for closer ob
servation and treatment. In the
meantime United States Attorney
Allen is expected to arrive from Lin
coln this afternoon and take charge
of the Omaha business. In case Mr.
Peterson cannot return to his duties
soon a temporary assistant will have
to be appointed, as a grand jury is
to be called next month and a very
heavy docket faces it.
Mr. Peterson has been in this of
fice for two years, in which time he
has handled some big and sensation
al criminal cases that taxed his
strength. Also his private law busi
ness has been large and strenuous.
He was formerly county attorney
of Lancaster county, and is present
democratic candidate for congress
man from that district. He was
once defeated for congress in the
same district.
From Friday's Dallv.
Sheriff C. P. Quinton in company
Wtih a government representative
was out in the vicinity of Cullom
on Wednesday and secured several
gallons of the liquid known as
"white mule" or prohibition whis
key. It is stated the booze was
found at the residence of a family
named Huddleston, but the parties
claiming the ownership was not se
cured by the sheriff. The "mule"
was of the usual high power and
calculated to create much steam by
the consumer but in the care of the
sheriff it is to be destroyed and re
I moved from the temptation of those
who enjoy a oracer.
Yesterday afternoon, Leonard For-
noff and wife and family, of Ogden,
Utah, arrived here for a visit with
their relatives and friends for
short time. Mr. Fornoff is to visit
his brother, Henry Fornoff, residing
near Louisville and the family will
also enjoy a visit here with the
other relatives of Mrs. Fornoff. While
in the city they were guests at the
home of Mrs. Fornoff's brother, Con
rad Meisinger and family, and will
also visit at the homes of G. P, and
P. H. Meisinger near this city before
returning home.
Home of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Erown
Scene of Delightful Party in
Honor of Mrs. Srown.
From Saturday fc Pally.
Last evening the pleasant home
of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Brown on
South Sixth street was the scene of
a most delightful birthday surprise
when a number of the friends gath
ered to assist Mrs. P.rown in the
celebration of her birthday anniver
sary. The event was a complete sur
prise as the guest of honor, was una
ware of the intentions of the friends,
and it was not until the members of
the jolly party arrived that she ia
lized the pleasant, treat which was in
store for her.
The members of the party came
with well filled baskets of good
things to eat and these furnished a
most delicious luncheon that was
thoroughly enjoyed by the members
of the party. During the evening
the time was spent in visiting and in
games sit which much amusement
was derived and at a late hour the
members of the party wended their;
way homeward, wishing Mrs. Brown
many, more such pleasant events.
Those who were present 'were
Messrs. and Mesdames W. T. Craig,
Frank Shyrock, Will Rice, John
Micin. Leslie McKinney, Harry Rice,
George Black, A. L. Brown, Mr. Carol
'raig and Misses Marie and Cor
delia Black.
Miss Mable Kaffenberger and John
Kaufmann Joined in Wedlock
Thursday Afternoon.
'rmii Saturday's Diily.
On Thursday afternoon in -Omaha
occurred the marriage of two of the
well known young people of this
portion of the county, Miss Mablc
Kaffenberger and Mr. John Kauf
mann. I he wedding was a very
quiet one. the bridal couple stealing
a march on their friends and going
to the metropolis to have the happy
vent celebrated. They are at pres
ent residing at the home of the
mother of the groom, south of the
The bride is the youngest daughter
f Mrs. Adam Kaffenberger and one
f the popular young ladies of this
Mty. where she has made her home
for a number of years and had a.
arje circle of -warm friends who
v i 1 1 learn with pleasure of her new
happiness. The groom is a son of
Mrs. Henry Kaufmann and one of
the industrious young farmers south
if the city, where he has spent his
lifetime. Both parties were born and
reared in this community and their
friends i-re legion and will extend to
Mr. and Mrs. Kaufmann their hear
tiest well wishes for their future
Festivities Planned by Committee of
Labor Unions of City to Make Day
One of Pleasure to Everyone
t'rnm Saturclr.yn na;tr.
The committee in charge of the
big labor day celebration are work
ing hard on the last details of the
plans that point to making the oc
casion one of the most enjoyable
that has been held in the city in a
number of years. The grounds com
mittees have completed their plans
iiid the K. S. park, where the cele
bration is to be staged will be the
scene of pleasure from morning until
late at night when the last measures
of the dance are completed.
One of the features of the day
will be the address to be delivered
at the park by Arthur G. WTray,
mayor of York, and the candidate
for governor at the fall election.
Mr. Wray is one of the progressive
leaders of the state and has been ac
tive in the political affairs of his
part of the state for many years and
was the Nebraska representative on
the "Committee of Forty Eight"
which met recently in Chicago.
For those who do not care for
the speaking there will be other at
tractions including bank concerts as
well as dancing and a big base ball
game at the Red Sox park at 3:30
in the afternoon.
Preceding the exercises at the
park the big street parade in the
businss section will take place, the
marchers forming on Lincoln avenue
near the shops at 9:30 o'clock and
the parade will take place at 10
o'clock sharp. In the line will be a
full representation of the various
labor union organizations of the
John Bucacek was among those
going to Omaha this morning, -where
he will spend the day attending to
some matters of business.
From Thursday s Dall.
C. C. Despain, one of the old res
idents of this city and who has spent
! his life time in the west was in a rem-
iniscent mood today and related a
storv of one of the severe frosts that
visited the west on August 26, fifty
eight years ago tonight. At that
time Mr. Despain was living at Al
bia, Iowa, and states that the corn
and other crops were all killed by
the intensity of the frost. On the
day following the frost Mr. Despain
had occasion to drive to Missouri,
a distance of some sixty-five miles
and all day lie rode through the
country where the corn lay dead in
the fields as the result of the biting
frost. This was one of the earliest
cases of frost in this country in the
recollection of Mr. Despain.
Members of Sunday School Motor to
Farm of John Harsh East of
Union and Spend the Day.
Fiom Thursdays Dally.
The members og the Presbyterian
Sunday school enjoyed a splendid
treat yesterday afternoon in their
annual picnic which was held at
the farm of John Larsh. east of Un
ion and which is one of the most at
tractive spots in the county.
The members of the party assem
bled at the church at Seventh and
Granite street at 1 o'clock ajid there
several carryalls and some ten tour
ing cars were waiting to convey the
party to the sene of the festivities.
The drive to the Larsh farm takes
one through some of the prettiest
scenery in eastern Cass county and
the ride over the hills from which
a view over miles of the fertile; and
heavily laideu harvest fields is af
forded was very pleasing. Mr.
Larsh has a most charming place on
his farm, the house being large and
commodious and the surroundings
such as to charm the lover of nature
a-s it is located in the heart of the
hills that lie along the Missouri
river and he has a large pond near
the", licu-e. that is- Kept stocked with
fish and makes a very pleasant place
to spend a warm summer afternoon.
The committee headed by C. A.
Bawls, superintendent, had provided
swings and other means of entertain
ment for the young folks and the
boys of the party staged a base ball
game that produced much healthy
amusement for them.
Refreshments of ice cream and
cake and dainty lunches al.o assisted
materially in the delights of the
From Tin t-sday'K Daily
The community has within the
past few (lays received several addi
tions to the population in some fine
young Americans that the htork has
brought to gladden the homes of sev
eral riattsmouth families. At the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kronfrst
a fine eleven pound hoy has arrived,
while the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ira
Stull has received a bouncing ten
pound boy. Mr. and Mrs. Chester
Waugh, residing in the south por
tion of the city are the happy par
ents of twins, a fine boy and girl
that arrived si few days ago.
The little folks are all doing fine
and their advent has brought untold
joy to the parents and other relatives.
This morning the Sunday school
class of Mrs. C. C. Wescott, accom
panied by their (teacher journeyed
to Omaha where they spent the day
in a picnic at Krug Park. The
young ladies carried with them well
filled baskets of choice dainties that
were to form the chief feature of the
picnic and all were prepared to en
joy to the utmost the outing pro
vided for them.
An Invitation to Women
Direct Contact with Mowing: Machine
Side Bar Results from Stub
bing Toe in the Field.
From Friday's Dally.
This morning a very serious acci
dent occurred at the farm of Roy
Johnson four miles east of Bartlett.
Iowa, when Roy Wright, a young
man employed on the farm fell into
a mowing machine and had his left
leg mangled very seriously.
It seems that the boy was engaged
In picking some sweet clover out of
the side bar of the machine as it
was in motion and while doing i
stubbed his toe and fell in such a
position that the left foot came di
rectly in the patch of the sharp
kuives, almost severing the leg and
Inflicting a terrible wound.
The wound bled very freely and
it was some little time before an
automobile could be secured and Mr.
Johnson, with whom the lad had
been making his home, with two
other neighbors drove to Plattsmouth
where the injured lad was hurried to
the office of Drs. Livingston. n
examination was made and a tempo
rary dressing made to check the llow
of blood and to make the patient as
comfortable as possible. The leg was
in very bad shape, the tendons being
severed and the cuts had almost sev
ered the bone as well, but it is hoped
that it may be possible to save the.
injured leg. The boy U'a-taken - lo
Omaha by Dr. J. S. Livingston, where
he will be placed in the Immanuel
hospital and where the leg will be
dresst-d and every effort made to
save it.
The injured boy is an orphan, ami
has been making his home with Mr.
Johnson for some time, assisting in
the farm work and, so far as known,
has no relatives in this portion of
the country.
Frin Thursday's Dally.
"Rear Cat" Wright knocked out
Young Peter Jackson, of Tulsa. Okla ,
in the fifth round of a scheduled tin
round bout at the Kagle hall In
South Omaha Tuesday night with a
right to Jackson's left jaw.
Both fighters mixed well with a
bunch of blows each frame. The
Tulsa scrapper claimed four or five
fouls but the referee and Judges
overruled him. In the first round
Wright knocked Jackson clown four
times before the loser started to
fight. Things were equal from then
on until the knockout.
Wright will fight Sam Langford at
Walthill Monday in a ten-round mill.
It was given out that Andy Schmad
er's brother Frank had signed up to
meet him early in September, but
luckily this bout has been canceled.
In the South Omaha preliminaries
Tuesday night Harry Richmond of
Milwaukee won his bout with Young
Joe Britton on a foul in the second
round. Yankee Sullivan and Young
Kinnear drew on their little tussle.
Charles Matches and Johnny JJeu
went four rounds to a draw.
To say that the First National Bank
specializes in women's accounts is to
tell you that we specialize in courteous,
careful and considerate service.
Many women of Plattsmouth and
community who are now customers
find banking relations pleasant and
You are cordially invited to start
an account with us, also.