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VOL. NO. XXXVII.
PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7. 1920.
THE VICTIM OF
BETTY, 2-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER
OF MR. AND MRS. L. C. SHARP
IS BADLY EURNED
CONDITION IS VERY SERIOUS
Tci First Known of Earning is When
Mother Discovers Child
Wrapped in Flamts.
From Monday's Pall v.
Yesterday morning the honi
Mr. and Mrs. L. ('. Sharp was
i-'-'T:'- of wiia! was almo.-t a tragedy
.nd which r-ulted in their little
three year "Id daughter. Betty, being-
so badly burned that her recov
ery is a niatttr of the prave-i dou:t.
It s.ilis that the little uhl inil
entered the kitchen w
hile the moth-
r was ahs-nt from the
after some of the housework in ji.-.ili-i'
portion of the house ami the i't
'I.' r.e climbed from a (hair onto
the eas ttove and secured entrance to
a cupboard wlieiv a box of manl.'s
had been placed. Securing the
itutt li ; the little girl hurried out
in the yard and childishly h?iran
playing, striking the matches and
watching them burn. It was a f;-v
moments later that the mother heard
th cries of little Betty and rushing
to the d(Hr saw the litle one run
ning with h'-r garments all ablaze
The mother rushed out and grain:. g
the little one run to the sink in the
ki'chtu where water was turned on
the blazing clothes. In attempting
to extinguish the Maze Mrs. Sharp
had both hands very badly burned
As .soon as the accident occurred
medical aid Mas summoned and ii
was found -that the little girl
ry badly burned on the body and
while all possible bus been done to
ease her pain and suffering,
dit ion continues very crave
recovery is the matter of
The many friends of Mr. and Mis.
Sharp throughout this city will re
gret very much to learn cf the mis
fortune that has come to their hou-, -hold
and 'rust that the little daugh
ter muv be able to rally from the ef
fects of the injuries that she had re
ceived. THE RED SOX TEAM
Visitors from South Town Pile Up
Score of 14 to 0 in One-Sided
Battle Here Yesterday.
The famous Armours, the pride of
J-'.itith Town, atid without a doubt the
fvte.-t team in the semi-professional
circles of Omaha, journeyed down
viit-nlav afternoon to take on the'
!".. ll-d S". and succeeded in hu
miliating the home folks by the de-
N .- core cf 1 4 to 0.
The haitle o;:Mied promising as
the visitors were blanked in the open
ins; session, likewise the Sox and the
f;-us beijan to sit up and take notice
f what was promising to be a real
f-truci'-le. but the promise faded in
the following innings That brought
t'ie delude of hits and errors that
piled up the visitors score.
The heavy hitting meat handlers
:.fter the first inning had no trouble
in scoring at will as when their hit
tins; was poor the locals managed to
inzsle the ball so that the packers
vcre able to dash around the bases.
For the locals there wes no hits
registered as Andy Graves, the origi
nal white child born in Nebraska,
a I'd who has been pitching since a
few years f. fter the civil war, was
able to hold the locals hitless and
William I'atrick O'lonnell enjoys the
Ib-tinction of being the only IMatts
nimiih man to reach first safely as
l,e was safe on a fumble by Otto
Williams, the second sack-r of the
For ;he lied Sox Mason was the
only shining star as his fielding was
excellent and he was able to hit well
bnt not safely. His grabbing of sev
eral long flies robbed the visitors of
a number of runs.
The Armours nicked Connors for
nine hits which with the many er
rors made the game uninteresting
and one sided from the start. The
Armours are a great bunch of ball
players and most of the older mem
bers of the organization are well
known in this city, where they have
often appeared and all are very pop
ular with the fans, even if they do
generally manage to sneak away with
Val Burkle. wife and sister. Miss
Chrissie Burkle of Lincoln, depart
ed yesterday afternoon for Ports
mouth. Ohio, where they were called
by the ferious illness of Miss Anna
Rurkle. a sister of Mr. and Mis Bur
kle and who is in very criMcal condition.
GETTING MORE FORDS
TO SUPPLY THE DEMAND
From Monday's Pally.
Saturday was delivery day at the
T. H. I'ollock Auto company's garage,
as several of the new model Ford cars
were turned over to their respective
future owners. Frank H. Johnson of
Weeping Water secured a sedan and
William Kreager of near Murray and
Henry Lutz of this city etch secured
a touring car of the latest type.
Orders are constantly pouring in
and the demand for the products of
i he lrd plant far exceed the sup
ply that can be secured by Mr. I'ol
lock but he is constantly receiving as
many cars as possible for his cus
tomers. SMOULDERING COAL
PILE CAUSES CONCERN
Mind of Some Late Homegoer
Who Turns in Fire Alarm
Early Sunday Morning
frnn Frinav'j D&l'v
For some time there has been a
pile of coal in the rear of the Platts
mouth Steam laundry building: that
has been smouldering as the result
of a combustion and early Sunday
morning, near the hour of 2:30 a.
m.. some of the late homegoers dis
covered the smoke arising from the
coal pile and were seized with the
thought that the laundry building
was about to blaze forth and turned
in the fire alarm that aroused the
greater part of the residents of the
Mr. Harris, the owner cf the laun
dry, as soon as he could discover
where the fire was supposed to be.
turned in the recall as the fire was
not in the least dangerous. The fire
alarm however served to spoil the
slumbers of quite a large number of
residents of the city, including ye
reporter who hastened to the scene.
DUSTY ROADS AND
BRIGHT LIGHTS SAD
Are Responsible for Numerous Ac
cidents Two on the Omaha
Road Last Sunday.
From Monday' Daitv.
The extremely heavy auto travel
that the fine fall days have produc
ed has resulted in a number of
minor auto accidents along the main
traveled roads between the smaller
towns and Omaha. The road for a
greater part of the way between this
city and Omaha is very dusty and
the brightest of lights at night can
not penetrate the dust to any great
distance, while the auto driver with
ordinary lights is at the mercy of
the cars with the bright lights as
he travels through the dust clouds.
Last evening a large Studehaker
touring car coming from Omaha and
leaded for Auburn, ran off the em
bankment at the railroad crossing
south of Fort Crook and greatly
damaged the car although the oc
cupants escaped without injury. The
driver of the car claimed that owing
to the dust they had been unable to
see the road clearly and made too
sharp a turn on the crossing with the
result that they went on over the
North of Fort Crook a
into the ditch along the
also crashed into a nearby
pole and made itself fit for
FUNERAL OF MRS. EDW.
MAYBEE HELD SUNDAY
Prom Monday' Da II v.
The funeral services of Mrs. Ed
ward Maybee were held yesterday
afternoon at 3:30 at the First Metho
dist Episcopal church, and a number
of the friends of the departed lactv
were present to attend the last sad
I rites that laid to rest this young wo
man who had been taken from li
family and home while still in tne
frst flush of womanhood. Rev. A.
V. Hunter, paslo; of the churcl'.
snoke words of comfort and cheei to
the bereaved family and friends at
the loss that has been visited upon
them. During- the service, Mrs. K.
F. Wescott gave ps sclo numlws
tv.o of the well loved hymns. "What
a Friend We Have in Jesus", and
' he City Four Square," the accom
paniment being plav.a by Mwoi
Wescott. The interment was made
at the Oak Hill cemetery.
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL,
Prom Monday's Dallv.
Paul Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. II.
W. Long of near Mynard. has re
turned home from Omaha, where he
has been for a short time, having
been at one of the hospitals in that
city. Mr. Long is feeling much im
proved and his many friends are
pleased to have him back with them
Rue Frans of Union was a visitor
in the county seat today attending to
a few business matters of importance.
GIVE FAREWELL FOR !
THEIR OLD FRIENDS
Neighbors of Mi. and T.Iis. V.s.:l
Whits Si-end Day With Thtr.
Yesterday From Monday's Dally.
Yesterday morning the old friend;
nd neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Murs
"A lute, residing in and near the vi
cinity of Heck Muffs, where f-.:r so
miny years the White family have
jesided. the father of Mr. Whit?
having settled on the old homi in
18TC. gathered to tender them a fart
well. Mr. and Mrs. White have
I fen planning; on leaving for Cu'.i
cinia today and in order to sc.;
?'iat the lust day was made as plea
sant as possible in then old home.
jthe friends decided to give them a
The members of the party arrived
early in the morning with loads of
the good things to eat and the day
was one long to be remembered by all
those who were fortunate enough to
be present. The time was spent in
; visiting and having a good time with
'the members of the White family and
at noon a big picnic dinner was serv
ed outside under the pleasant shade
of the trees that surround the home.
There were seventy-five persons in
attendance including George W.
Shrader. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beil. Sr..
and Mrs .Fitch, the three oldest resi
dents of that locality and who had
come to Cass county at the same time
as the parents of Mr. White.
This morning Mr. and Mrs. Mark
White and Mr. and Mrs. Hiatt of
Omaha the latter being a daughter
of Mr. White, departed for Califor
nia, v here they expect to make their
home in the future if the conditions
there suit them.
GIVE WELCOME HOME
TO THEIR TEACHER
Young Men's Bible Class cf Methodist ;
Church Welcome Their Teacher. I
E. H. Wercott.
Froji Mopday'n Pally.
The young men's bible class of the
Methodist church yesterday morr.ing
enjeyed a most delightful time at
their club rooms in the basement of
the church, the affair being in the
nature of a welcome home for their
teacher. E. 11. Wesrott. who returned
the la -1 of the week from Los An
geles, where he has been for the past
six weeks. In preparation for the
.welcoming home Byron Babbitt, the
class president and Jesse Perry, one
of the class boosters, had been en
gaged in an extensive clean up pro
gram that had left the rooms spic
and span and very neat and attrac
tive and a very pleasant spot for thr
class meetings. The event was kept
' a secret from the teacher and an un
usually large number were present
! yesterday morning and to take the
j teacher by the hand, affording him a
most agreeable surprise. A special
j feature of the morning was the solo
given by Don C. York and which was
i Much enjoyed by all of the party.
A FINE MEETING
Drill Team From Omaha With Larg?
Delegations From Weeping Water
and Ashland are in Attendance
From Tuesday's DaTlv.
The members of the local lodge of i
the Daughters of Kebekah enjoyed
last evening one of the most delight
ful meetings- that has been held for
several months. The occasion was j
the initiation of a class of candidates;
into the mysters of the order and
the ritualistic work was put on by
the members of the drill team from
In addition to the drill team a
large number of visitors were present
from the metropolis and a delegation
of twenty from Weeping Water and
also a fine renresentation from Ash
The attendance number was close
to 100 and the event proved one of!
the most pleasant that has ever ben
lodge. The membership of the Ke
bekahs in this city has grown a great
deal in the past year and it is now
one of the largest ladies organizations
in the city.
Following the session of the lodge
the members of the party were treat
ed to dainty and delicious refresh
ments and the festivities continued
until a late hour when the members
and their guests departed homeward.
The visitors had come in automo
biles and returned to their respective
homes after the session of the lodge.
William J. Rau. cashier of the
Mauley bank, was a visitor in the
city yesterday afternoon attending to
some matters before the board of
Patrick Eagan and wife, who have
been here visiting with relatives and
friends for a time, departed this
! morning for their home at Seneca.
Neb., where Mr. Eagan is engaged in
work at the round hous'of the Burlington.
ARE KILLED AT
DANGEROUS GRADE CROSSING
NEAR GREEN WO D2J TAKES !
MORE TOLL OF LIFE ,'
KIT BY BURLINGTON TRAIN
Fast East Ecand Train No. 2 Hks
Automobile Containing Mr. and
Mrs. Mike Kelly c: Lincoln.
From Tuesday's Pally.
The IJurlingion ra
at Greenwood which
si ne i. a great in:
accidents was the see-,
ten eat bound passt--into
Michael Ktlly f L
loth occupants, of th
niolishing t he autonn-l
lia.s be, n the
li.V JMt OIl!:biie
te of a t ragedy
. !:c:i Ilurling
), r No. 2 ran
i Mr. and Mrs.
e car and de
rile. The accident occurred east of
Greenwood near the elevator. Mr.
Kelly had driven lii c::r up ;-n tiie
eastbound track and stepped to let a
west bound freight go hy and had
not noticed the fast approaching pas
senger train until too late to eccape
the onrush, ing train tha' brought
death to him and his wife. The
train struck the car squarely and
it was entirely demolished and the
occupants instantly killed.
The victims of the accident had
left Lincoln Monday morning, driv
ing to their farm near Greenwood
and the circumstances of the acci
dent indicate that thry were envi ute
to the farm when The tragedy oc
curred. Mr. Kelly was a retired far
mer and has made his home in Lin
coln s-inoe leaving th" farm in Cas-
ennntv tit U'( .iililv vfll'c (f r
and-Mrp. Kel't fiftv-flve. j
Mrs. O. 12. Hector of Lincoln and i
Mrs. John Fitzgerald cf Evergreen. ;
Colo . ere sisters of the de'id mar. i
The bodies were taken from Green
wc od on into Lincoln wheie they
were placed in the Roberts under
taking rocms to await the arrival
of Edwnrd Kelly, a son of the vic
tims, who is a student i t Notre Dame
university. Mrs. Fitzgerald is ex
pected in Lincoln this morning and
will await the arrival of the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly, v ho is hurrying
from his school in th" east.
DRIVE ON SOON
Scheduled to Open Monday. October
18th and Last One Week
Help the Cause.
Cass county quota
State Advisory Boards have been
organized all over the United States,
composed of busine-s men fr.mi ail
walks of life, who conduct the drive'
necessary to raise the funds with,
which to carry on their great work
for httPiHiiity. and thus relieve the
army of the world-wide street corner
begging, which will forever disap
pear. The only method provided for
helping them will be through the
drives made by the advisory boards.
Solicitors have been appointed for
each precinct. Help them get the
monev. Signed I
D. C. MORGAN.
Chairman Cass County
PETITION FILED ASKING
Prom Monnay's rai'tv
A petition has been fiied in the
county court asking for a determi
nation of heirship in the estate of
Eleanorn Fels. deceased, a resident
of near Greenwood. The heirs named
are the husband and five children.
The deceased was the owner of two
lots in Greenwood, which have since
been purchased by William Clyde
Newkirk, who asks that the heirship
be determined in order that his title
may be cleared.
OPPOSED TO ONE BIG UNION
Ottawa, Ont.. Oct. 5. The one big
union, instead of carrying out its
original policies against capital, has
sought to destroy the international
trade union movement and by its
work has retarded the wheels of pro
gress in many communities, Tom
Moore, president of the dominion
trades and labor congress, asserted
here today. Mr. Moore addressed
delegates from the United States and
Canada to the ninth biennial con
vention of the international brother
hood of pulp, sulphite ad paper mill
If it's in the card line, call at
the Journal office.
FIGHT NOW A SORE GO
Prc:noter Ernie Koines Succeeds in
Signing the "Dig Indian" for !
Wednesday, Oct. 13th. I
awaiting the .
which by ti:c
1 icky day t r
fan; ;.re anxiously
' vc-niim of t he 1 ! h --
.; will he i.n iiii
sf ;.! (. :h when Andy
s ct,,i;'tv bi'ttler and
L:m: ; on. th
i; in a ten round go
:: i auditorium in Om
dirffii.iii oi Promoter
ban of Omaha spnrj-
at th'- munir.-:
aha. under ti;
men. who is
arn.n -!!) t:. can
tire department benefit.
The recul bo-r. between these Two
Nebraska, com :;(! rs vas gic:i .to
'ho Indian in fourth :; an a!-
b-eed loiil. and the re.-'.ilr v.ij.s far
from sat isfac;"-y to
more fans fr.:n h-r
the hundred or
ho v. it nessed
ill welcome the
i seeinjr thete
i:i the siuarel
T he bout and
port unity ,t ? i
hoys lo fisi ic I at ; K-
circle. In addition to the many from
i'lat tsmoi:; h. Louisville will send up
k r u- i:al Utrge del"zation to boost
fo rthe ex-navy char. jio:i.
Kid Graves is at Louisville giving
Ar.dy the finishing touches en his
training and friend-- believe he will
be able to make the Indian take the
count brfc.re the end of the scheduled
Reserved sov't tickets will rrobubly
be placed on sale here within the
next few days and should meet with
ready purchase by local sportsmen.
DEK0C2ATIC CANDIDATE WILL
SPEAK HERE ACCOHDING ...
WILL TALK ON STATE issues'
Cost cf Operation of State Govern
ment and Need of Tax Reform
Will be Discussed.
Announcement was receive;! from
the state democratic headquarters in
Lincoln this morning that John 11. j
Moreheid. Lirmer governor and can-!
didate for that office at the f.'.l!
election, would be in Plattsmouth on
Friday evening, October St!;. Gover
nor Morehead will discuss the state
issues and give a few facts and fig
ures regarding the managing of th'
state and the taxation problems that
are today confronting the people of
Every taxpayer and citizen, regard
less of politics should come out to
hear the able former governor. He
knows what he is talking about and
makes it plain to the people. Hear
him Friday evening. i
ST. MARY'S GUILD
Pleasant Eons cf Mrs. F. L. Cummins
Scene of Delightful Afternoon
From "Wei'mNday's Hatty.
Yeterday afternoon the ladies of
the St. Mary's Guild were very nlea-
-antly entertained at the home of'
Mrs. Frank L. Cummins on I'earl
street, and a large number of the )
members were in attendance at the i
meeting. The time was spent in the !
plying of the busy needle in prepara- j
tion of the many attractive articles I
that will be offered for sale by the
ladies at their winter market and;
also in enjoying a most delightful
time in visiting with each other. At
a suitable hour dainty refreshments
were served by the hostess that aided
in completing the enjoyment of the
afternoon. The ladies had with them
on this occasion. Mrs. J. H. Donnelly
and daughter. Miss Gretchen of Oma
ha, who are here for a few days visit
as well as Mrs. F. C. Gebhardt of Ot
tawa. 111., who is the guest of Mrs.
J. C. Peterson, Jr.
Notice to Our Patrons
Owing to the constantly increasing
costs in operating we have made ar
rangements whereby the Murray
State Bank will collect all of our
accounts in Murray. By paying your
accounts at the bank the inconven
ience and expense of mailing same
to us will be eliminated. The above
is effective with the September 1920
Nebraska Gas & Electric Company.
Wr. T. Richardson, of Mynard.
writes insurance for the Farmers
Mutual of Lincoln. Phone 2411.
! INCORPORATION OF
Meeting of Those Interested Saturday
Evening Results in Selection
of Board of Directors.
The meeting held Saturday even
ing to close the details of organizing
a co-eper::t i ve store in this city to
be owned by the laboring men atid
farmers, was attended by a goodly
number of those interested and the
!':iial steps taken in the organization
ofV such an enterpri.-c.
The articles of incorporation were
read and accepted and the capital
st.-cl; of the association placed at
ri 'to. (. To carry on the temporary
organization until the store is formal
ly opened a board of managers was
i-elected consisting of V. F. Nolle.
Mike Kaflenberger. Ion ('. York. Carl
Zavtren. A. Ii. Johnson, Jas. Ptacek
and A. F. I'ranni.
The company will as soon as the
necessary details have been arranged
and permission secured from the
state, begin the sale of stock in this
The opening of the store will be
some time in the future as tiiere are
a great many matters to arrange
preliminary to embarking upon the
conduct of this business concern, but
with the live and energetic board of
managers the interested parties feel
that they will be able to have the
proposition under full headway at a
not far distant date.
LETTER OF APPRECIATION
FROM GREENWOOD FIRM
To our friends and patrons of
Greenwood and vicinity:
At this time we take the opportun
ity to thank you for your generous
patronage during the season just
Since we are better equipped wiih
our newly installed machine and oar
up-to-date business methods, we ex
tend a hearty invitation to you for
your continued patronage and ve
will -reiter -our-siije mexeelle4-er-vice.
Come in and place yonr order for
the winter's supply of fruits and
egeiables. As we purchased heav
ily before the sharp advance in
staples last spring. v e are amply
prepared to take care of your needs.
YYe have just unloaded a car of
salt, comisting of crystalized blocks,
barrel, table and a specially prepared
L-ait for the curing of meats.
Thr.nking you again, we are.
At vour service.
N E VY K I K K M EAT M Alt K ET.
ADVANCE IN PRICE ON
.1. C. Petersen, Jr.,
Mgr. Moreland Theater.
We have found that our patrons
in all theaters of our circuit are de
manding the big super special pro
duct u;ns. and to supply this demand
for the best pictures that are or will
be made this year, we have contracted
far same of these big ones from Pathe,
Hodkinson. Universal. First National.
Paramount, and Fox. I want to call
your special atteniton to the fact that
these big specials are nothing like
anything you have ever run in this
theater heretofore. You will not lie
ashamed to look any one in the face
when leaving the theater after they
have seen one of these big pictures.
These pictures cost us many times
what our regular program pictures
have cost, so on these big specials you
will have to advance the prices, 10
cents on some and 15 cents on the
others. But there will be no ad
vance in prices on any picture that
cost this company less than $100 to
show in Plattsmouth.
K. Moreland, Gen. Mgr.
The First national Bank
THE BANK WHEPE ' VOU FEEL AT HOME
WATTSMOUTH JI NEBRASKA,
UNION YOUNG LADY AND MUE
BAY YOUNG MAN RECITE
THE NUPTIAL VOWS.
CELEBRATED ON HOME PORCH
Miss Dee Garrison and Glen Todd
Participants Depart for Tour
of the Northwest.
From Tuesday's Pally.
At the beautiful home of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Garrison last Wednes
day evening occurred the beautiful
porcli wfdding of their daughter.
Miss Virginia Dee Garrison, to Mr.
Glen Todd of near Murray. The horn,
which is one of great beauty, had
been escpecially decorated for the
occasion, making the place indeed a
bower of beauty and very befitting
for the plighting of the love troths
of theie popular young people.
The bridal party consisted of Miss
Clara Mueller of Springfield, brides
maid; Miss Flora Garrison, of Union,
sister of the bride, as, maid of honor;
Mr. Arnold Fahrlander. of Union,
groomsman, and .Mr. Dwyer Todd, of
Murray, brother of the groom, a
Little Caroline Frans carried the
ring in a beautiful diminutive size
basket. Miss Helen Todd sang. "O.
Promise Me" and the bridal party as
sembled to the strains of Mendei
son's wedding march, played by Mrs.
L. G. Todd. The double ring cere
mony was used, as the contracting
parties stpoj under an arch of ferns
and flowers, while the marriage vows
w're re..d by the Rev. Yoric, of Lin
coln. - luHe-Jiiely.,.iuilo w iug.Jiie . cere
mony which united the lives of this
popular young couple, all assembled
to partake of an excellent two course
luncheon prepared for the thirty-five
guests in attendance at the wedding.
Misses Eula and Marie Frans. Mar
garet Swan. Bessie La Rue and Mabel
Harris assisted with the s rving and
Misses Margaret Garrison and Alma
Fr'-tns presided at the punch bowl.
Tlu- bride. Miss Virginia Dee Gar
ris.on. is the second daughter of one
of the best l.ll'iv.ll families in this
part of the county, and is a very pop
ular young lady. She has a host of
friends, who wish her much happi
ness during the coming years.
The groom is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Todd, of Murray, and is
a very industrious and prosperous
The young couple will make their
home on the Todd farm near Murray.
They were the recipients of many
beaut i! ul w edding presents of cut
glass, linen, chinawarc and other
tilings that will be found useful in
fitting up their new home.
Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs.
Todd departed for Strut hmore. Al
berta. Canada, for a visit ut the home
of Vance Todd, from where they will
go on an extended trip to the Pacific
coast, returning via California, in
which state they will spend some
The happy couple will be at home
to their friends on the farm near
Murray after December 1st.
The Journal joins with their many
friends in extending somewhat be
lated but nevertheless genuine wishes
for a happy, prosperous and useful
Joseph McCarthy and little daugh
ter were in Omaha today for a few
hours visiting with Mrs. McCarthy at
the hospital. i ;
It is not always convenient to pay
bills in person and when you do, it
often happens that you overlook your
The easy, convenient and safe way
to pay bills, especially by mail, is to
open a checking account at this bank.
The endorsed check is a legal receipt
and your check book enables you to
keep an accurate record of bills paid.
Come in and get a check book!
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