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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 16, 1920)
VOL. 2?0. xxxvn.
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, EECEMBER 16. 1920.
PASSES TO HIS
PIONEER RESIDENT PASSED
AWAY LAST EVENING AT
HIS HOME HERE.
From Monday a Dally.
Another of the old and well loved
residents of the community was call
ed from the scenes of earthly acti
vity last evening when Leonard Born i
passed away at his home in this city
following an illness of only a few
days duration. Mr. Born lias for
the Dast two years been in enfeebled
health bu9 it was not until lat
Thursday afternoon that lie became
ill enough to necessitate his giving
up bis daily activities and since that
time he had been confined to his.
b"d, growing unconscious on ttatur
day and gradually falling into the
sleep that knows no awakening. His
going was as calm and peaceful as
his life bad been and surrounded by
the loved ones of the family circle
his spirit was called home gently, the
lamp of life going out as if a fretful
breeze had blown the flame to rest.
Leonard Born first saw the licht of
day June 1. 1S4 6. at Frantish Krum
bach. Germany, and there in the
place of his birth he spent his boy
hood days. At the age of thirteen
years he was confirmed in the Ger
man Lutheran church in which he
continued a devout believer until the
day of his death. On reaching man
hood s estate he felt the desire for a
greater opportunity in life than was
afforded by his native land and ac
cordingly left for the then new world
across the sea. arriving in the Unit
ed States. January 1. 1SG7. and has
since made his home in this country.
On his arrival in America. Mr. Born
spent a short time at Detroit. Mich.,
and then later removed to Pekin. 111.,
where he made his home until 18T0.
when he came west to Cass county,
. Nebraska, and has since resided in
and near this city.
On March 7. 1871; Leonard "Born
was united in msrriage at PlattP
inouth with Miss Frederika Nolting.
and to this union seven children
were born, one of whom. Mrs. Mar
garet Stoehr, passed away several
months ago. The widow and the
following children are left to mourn
ihe passing of this good man. George.
I'hilip. Henry and Louis Born. Mrs.
Adam Stoehr. all residing in and near
Plattsmouth and Mrs. Otto Christop
erson of Herman, Nebraska. Sixteen
greatgrandchildren as well as two
sisters and one brother are left to
share the grief that this death has
brought to the family circle. The
sisters and brother are all residing
During the years of his life here,
Mr. Born and his family have been
among the most substantial residents
of the community and in the pursuits
of the farm this worthy citizen gain-,
ed independence for himself and his
children by his thrift and energy and
was able to accumulate a goodly
share of the world's goods during
thee long j-ears.
For the past several years Mr. and
Mrs. Born have resided in the city
of Plattsmouth. enjoying the well
earned rest of their years of toil.
During his residence here Mr. Born
was very active in the work of the
St. Paul's church and his going will
be a severe loss to that church.
The funeral services will be held
on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock
from the St. Paul's church.
Miss Lucille Urish and Mr. Jess
Terryberry United in Bonds
of Holy Matrimony.
Wednesday at 1:30 o'clock occur
rtd the wedding of two of the most
popular young people in this seotion
of Cass county, Jess Terryberry and
Lucile Urish. Thi3 date was also
ti e occasion of the thirty-third wed
ding anniversary of the parents of
The wedding was a very quiet one.
the only attendants being Mr. and
Mrs. Philip Schafer, the letter being)
a sister of the bride. Following the
wedding the bridal party departed j
on a honeymoon trip to Iowa to visit
relatives and friends.
The bride appeared most charm-!
ingly attired in a costume of blue'
silk tricolette. The only Jewels worn
by the bride were a string of pearls
given her by the groom. Her trav
eling costume was a brown suit and
a picture hat to match. The groom
was attired in the conventional
The bride is a young lady of the
most charming disposition and is
the second dauehter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Urish. The groom is a son of
James Terryberry and is a prominent
young farmer of Cass county and has
a host of warm friends.
Mr. and Ms.. Terryberry Will
carry with them in their new home
the heartiest best wishes for their
future welfare and happiness from a
host of friends throughout Csb
FUNERAL OF HENRY HIRZ.
From Mopdar'B Dally.
The funeral services of Henry Hirz
were held yesterday afternoon at the
late home west of this city and a
multitude of the old warm personal
friends of this splendid citizen gath
ered there to pay their last tribute of
respect and esteem to his memory.
The wreath of floral rememberance
silently expressed the love and af
fection in which Mr. Hirz has been
held in the community.
The Rev. H. K. Kottich. pastor of
the St. Paul's Evangelical church,
was in charge of the service and
spoke to the bereaved family and
friends words of comfort that served
to soften the deep grief that the loss
has brought to the children and
friends of the departed.
The body was laid to rest in the
Oak Hill cemetery beside that ol
the wife who had preceded him in
death a few years ago.
RELIEF CORPS HOLDS
Ladies Auxiliary of Grand Army- Has
Largtly Attended Meeting and
Officers Are Selected.
The Woman's Relief Corps held
one of their largest meetings in
point of attendance on Saturday af
ternoon at the court house and the
occasion of the election of officers
for the ensuing year was the chief
business of the session. The ladies
displayed great interest in the se
lection of those who were to guide
the work of the organization for the
year and the following were select
ed: President Mrs. F. G. Egenberger;
Senior Vice President Mrs. Fan
Junior Vice President Mrs. Thom
Chaplain Mrs. W. L. Street.
Treasurer Mrs. Dollie Hudson.
Guard Mrs. Lucinda Brittain.
The remaining officers of the post
will he appointed later by the pres
ident of the Corps and be installed
ul-J.l' nietirg in--Janury.- hen
the old officers will retire from their
GRAND ARMY ELECTS
OFFICERS FOR YEAR
Veterans of Civil War Gathered ai
Court House Saturday Afternoon
and Selected New Officers.
On Saturday afternoon the mem
bers of the Grand Army or the Re
public of the John McConihie pos'
of this city, assembled at their roomc
in the court house to carry on the
important work of selecting the offi
cers for the ensuing year and to dis
cuss the work of the organization
for the ensuing year. The follow
ing were chosen as the officers:
Commander Hon. R. B. Wind
ham. Senior Vice Commander John
Junior Vice Commnader N. II. Is
bell. Quartermaster Thomas Wiles.
Officer of the Day Col. J.
Adjutant Thomas W. Glenn.
Chaplain William H. Freese.
Officer of the Guard John Renner.
The years finds the members o
the organization growing less as the
men who braved the dangers of thf
great civil conflict are called one by
one to their final reward and the few
remaining members bare the task of
carrying on the patriotic work tr
which their order is dedicated. The
nation owes a great deal to the vet
erans of 61-G5 and all that it is pos
sible for the nation to do for these
old veterans and to advance the in
terests of their patriotic order is a
duty that the public at large owes
SECURES RESTRAINING ORDER
From Monday's Daily.
This morning a petition was filed
in the district court by C. Lawrence
Stull through his attorney D. O.
Dwyer, asking for a restraining or
der against the members of the board
of county commissioners, J. A. Pitz,
William Atchison and C. F. Harris,
and Highway Commissioner C. F.
Vallery, to prevent the changing of
a creek that runs along the public
higaway and also flows through the
property of the plaintiff. The board
of commissioners to improve the
highway had decided to have a ditch
dug that would divert the waters of
the creek, and which Mr. Stull in
his petition claims would cause a
great deal of damage to his pasture
by removing the flowing stream that
the cattle had used for watering pur
The temporary restraining order
was issued by Judge Begley and the
hearing on the application has been
set for Monday, December 2tb.
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MEN OF CITY IN
ORGANIZATION FORMED TO GIVE
TIRED WORKERS OPPOR
TUNITY OF EXERCISE
Good-bye growing pounches and
Stiff joints among the business men
of the city is the hope of t lie mem
bers of the new Business Men's Ath
letic association that has just been
organized and which will hold ses
sions every Wednesday evening at
fr.'.'.O at the high school gymnasium.
This organization is to fill a long
felt want in the city a place where
he men who are confined to their
places of business all day can find
relaxation from their labors and the
proper amount of physical exercise.
which they find impossible to secure
during the day. The fact that it is
to be only one night a week will
permit almost all of the business
men along Main street and the other
usiness thoroughfares getting into
the game and by their efforts reach
a higher standard of physical effici
The various athletic work will be
ilong the lines that will bring into
play tne dormant muscies oi xne
members of the class and reawaken
:he pepe and energy that the busi
ness life has allowed to become lax
nd stale. Handball, volley ball.
ndoor baseball, basket ball and other
ports will be use1 to pep up the
jovs and tnrougn tnese exercises
hey hope to do away with the grow-
ne heaviness along the waist line
ind the still muscular action caused
jy lack of free operation of the dif-
erent parts of the body.
The class will be under the direc
ion of C. E. Pratt, superintendent
)f the citv schools and other of the
ithletically inclined members of the
jrganizat ion. It is also desired to
lave a large amount of the ealis-
henics which are such a valuable
sset to the person who does not have
the opportunity of physical exercise
luring the day.
All of the business men and clerks
of the city are invited to join the
lass and those who desire to do so
an be lined up by calling on Mr.
ratt or Bruce Rosencrans. If you
feel that you. are in need of this ex-
ellent course of athletic training.
set busy and join now while the
lass is just getting started off.
OF CHAS. NEWTON
TTho Died at University Hospital in
Omaha last Friday, Were Held
rom Monday's Daily
The funeral services of Charles II.
Vewton. who died at the University
lospital in Omaha last Friday, were
neld yesterday from the undertaking
ooms of John J. Sattler and the body
'aid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery.
There was a short service held at the
-rrave by Rev. A. G. Hollowell. pas-
'or of the Christian church and the
Vidy consigned to the last resting
nlace in that beautiful city of the
Charles H. Newton was born in
Woodford county, Illinois, in 1SC2
ind at the time of his death was
ifty-eight years of age. He resided
n Illinois for the greater part of his
lifetime. He left to mourn his death
i wife and five children, all of whom
with the exception of Grover C. Xew-
on. of Louisville, Kentucky, reside
it the old home at Metamora. 111.
Two sisters are also left to mourn
his death, three brothers having
preceded him to the better world.
One sister, Mrs. Lew Williamson of
Oklahoma, was present at the fun
The departed was a nephew of
L. I. Newton and a cousin of Howard
ind Orville Newton of this city and
Mrs. ,Lucy Lee of Pacific Junction.
4.11 -of the relatives in this city as
well as Mrs. Lee and two daughters.
Mrs. Blanche Cool and Miss Bertha
Lee of Pacific Junction, were here
o attend the funeral services.
HEARING ON ESTATE.
ProM Wednesday' Tjally.
This morning in the county court
the estate of George P. Nickel and
Catherine Nickel were heard before
Judge Beeson and the court appoint
ed William Nickel, a son, as the ad
ministrator of the estate. The
court also heard the application for
determination of heirship in the es
tate of Edward and Irene Nickel, de
ceased children and ihe estate pre
pared for settlement. The estate is
worth some $40,000 and consists of
some $20,000 personal property and
land located near Elmwood. Hon.
William DelesDernier appeared as the
attorney for the estate and was ac
companied here by William Nickel,
the petitioner in the case.
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TRYING CRIMINAL CASES "
From Tuesday's Dallv.
The case of the state of Nebraska
a gainst Dr. Leslie Fields was placed
on trial yesterday morning at Oma
ha in the court of Judge Troup. At
torney Matthew Gering of this city
is one of the legal advisors in the de
fense of the Omaha physician. This
case is the outcome of the death of
Miss Ruth Ayer of Hayes City. Xeb..
on August bth, following an illegal
operation which it is claimed was
performed by Dr. Fields.
There has been more or less diffi
culty in securing a jury in the case
as many of the jury panel expressed
themselves as doc.iful if they would
convict the physician if it was shown
that the girl panic stricken over her
condition and seeking to save her
self from disgrace has voluntarily
gone to the piiysi-'-ian and implored
him to perform he operation.
Francis Alexander, sweetheart of
the unfortunate young woman is ex
pected to testify," for the sta al
though the stafeY aticrney claimed
that no immunity had been extended
to him in the matter of hi respon
sibility. PICTURE OF AN OLD
Oil Painting of the Old Stadelman
House is a Reminder of By-
Gone Days in City.
An interesting reminder of the
old days in this vity when Platts
mouth was one of the trading points
on the packet line of steamboats
that plied up and down the Missouri
river, is to be seen in the office of
the Hotel Wagner, where an oil
painting of the Stadelman House,
once the leading hotel of the c-iry,
This building, which was located
at Cth and Main streets, where the
present Hotel Wagner now stands,
was owned by Fred Stadelman, one
of the pioneer residents of the com
munity, and a hotel man whose repu
tation for the conduct of his hotel
was known over west.
The painting shows" both Sixth arid
Main streets as unpaved and the old
time elevated board sidewalk is
greatly in evidence. Standing on
the sidewalk near the corner of the
building is the figure of the late F.
M. Richey, long time mayor of the
city in the late eighties, and the
little pony he was so fond of riding
is seen hitched to a post in front of
This building stood at the site of
the present Wagner for many years,
until the march of progress caused
its removal and it was then moved
to the corner of Sixth and Pearl,
where it stood for many years until
the Modern Woodmen purchased the
structure and had it remodeled into
the present up-to-date building that
is occupying that site.
To the old timers the picture is a
striking reminder of the days that
were in this community. The paint
ing was lone in the possession of the
Stadelman family and was presented
by them to Mr. Wagner, who values
it very highly.
STORK PAYS A VISIT TO
JAMES PERSINGER HOME
Saturday the stork paid a visit to
the home of Mr. and Mrs. James
Persinger on Wintersteen hill and
left in their care a fine little daugh
ter who will share with them the
joys and sorrows of life in the years
to come. The little lady tipped the
scales at nine and a half pounds and
is the object of a great deal of ad
miration from the happy parents.
The mother and little one are doing
nicely and James is as proud as only
a happy father can be at the addi
tion to his family circle.
ARRIVAL OF FIFTH SON
CAUSE FOR GRATITUDE
August Stohlman paid us a call
last week and it was easy to see that
our good friend was feeling in the
best of spirits and more than usual
ly cheerful, for Mr. Stohlman is no
person to be down in the mouth
about things in general, but usually
looks upon the bright side of every
thing. After a few words, we learn
ed the cause of his more than usual
smiling countenance, and it was that
a fine little son had been left at the
home on Thanksgiving day by Old
Doc Stork and the little fellow is as
fine a speciman of young manhood
as one would ever care to see, fat,
sassy and husky, and weighing ten
pounds, just as, his did did at that
age no doubt.
The fact that he is the fifth son.
and that he came on Thanksgiving
day and that he is the second son to
arrive on that happy occasion sure
ly gives Mr. and Mrs. Stohlman a
right to feel proud and happy. They
now have an interesting family of
five sons and three daughters, all
in good health and as lively a bunch
Jof youngsters as can be found in
I the neighborhood. Louisville Cour
ier. When you trunk of printing, yon
can't help but think of us.
CASS COUNTY EDITORS MEET AT
WEEPING WATER FOR MU
TUAL BENEFIT OF CRAFT
ORG.HniZATION BADLY NEEDED
Newspapers Have Suffered Most
Through" Lack of Co-Ordinated Ef
forts in Maintaining; Interests
The publishers of Cass county
newspapers met on Monday at Weep
ing Water to perfect the organization
of the publishers of the various news
papers of the county into an associa
tion that will tend to aid the news
paper men i uthe maintaining of the
present high standard of thrir craft
and to fix on a uniform system of
prices that will protect them in their
The meeting was held in the sanc
tum of the Weeping Water Republi
can and those who were in attend
ance were J. A. Gardner of the Eagle
Beacon, E. L. Hunter of the Weeping
Water Republican. L. J. Mayfield. of
the Louisville Courier and Editor
Rutledge of the Nehawka News
Ledger. The date of the gathering
was most unfortunate for the Jour
nal as it occurred on one of the bus
iest days of the week and made it im
possible for any representative of this
paper to gather with the rest of the
'joys of the pencil pushing game.
While not present at the meeting
the Journal is strong for any move
ment that will promote the interests
of the newspaper business and con
tribute to the advancement of the
county through the advertising se
cured from the strong and able pa
pers that are located in 'the different
towns of the county. The newspa
per of the country town or city does
more to place the good points of the
community before the eye of the
world at large than any other factor
and that fact should be fully realized
and the true value of the newspaper
appreciated by the community in
which they are located.
The association was perfected by
the election of J. A. Gardner of Ea
gle as president and George Blessing
of Elmwood an secretary.
The association will look into the
means of further advertising the good
things of Cass county and of the
state and also serve to bring in closer
fraternal touch the members of the
craft over the county so that harmon
ious work can be accomplished in
bringing to a higher standard the
BIG HOG SALE.
The firm cf Schafer Brothers of
near Nehawka, one of the largest hog
breeders in this portion of the state
are announcing the fact that they
will hold a big red hog bred sow sale
! at their farm on February 17th. This
of the best thoroughbred hogs that
can be found anywhere in the west
and is an occasion that will draw
the attention of all of the hog rais
ers jn the state. The firm of Schafer
rBothers has a reputation that covers
a long period of years in this line of
business and their animals have prov
en as fain as any that has ever ap
peared on the market in this portion
of the west. The sale will be await
ed with interest by the farmers of
Cass and adjoining counties.
There will be a program and box
social given at the Bestor school six
miles west of Plattsmouth. on De
cember 17th. Ladies are invited to
bring boxes and gentlemen well filled
purses. Come and hare a good time
3td ltw. Teacher.
Mrs. Hattie Covert, who has been
at the University hospital in Omaha
for some few weeks recovering from
'the effects of an operation, return-
; ed home Saturay evening. Mrs.
Covert has been in a very serious
condition and her many . friends are
pleased to see her once more able
to return home. This was the third
operation within the year that Mrs.
Covert was compelled to undergo.
The Fairview school, district 9. is
planning a program and box supper
for Saturday evening. December 1 R.
Every one is cordially invited. In
dies please brine: boxes.
MAE BARKER. Teacher.
Just arrived from Missouri, a ear
on Burlington track. Friday andSat-
Bring your earlc!. Phone 134.
2d ltw. ED C. RIPPLE.
Good clean rags wanted
DERAILMENT MAKES TROUBLE
This morning the derailment of
the truck of a freight car at the lead
tracks freni the main line of the
Burlington into the shop leads
caused a great deal of trouble to the
switching force and held up No. 15.
the early morning Omaha train for
several minutes. The trucks on the
car had come completely out from
one end of the car which rested on
the main line track and it was only
by exceptionally quick work that the
line was cleared up sufficiently to
allow the passage of the passenger
trains over the main line.
MAN IS LOCATED
AFTER FOUR YEARS
Frank Lee, Who Has Been Wanted by
Sheriff Quinton Since 1916 is
Secured at Elmwood .
Yesterday Sheriff C. D. Qain'.on
was out in the vicinity of Elmwood
and took into custody a man nnied
Frank Le, who was charged with
having evaded the payment cf n
board bill in that place some four
years tgo. The complaint va
filed against Lee , in February 1917,
by County Attorney A. G. Cole, but
before service was secured he Uad
made his getaway irom the couuty
and although an energetic effort
made by the sheriff to locate him be
had carefully covered his trucks. A
short time ago he returned to Elui-
wood ard once more appeared In the
familiar haunts and the sheriff was
notified of the fact and accordingly
armed with a warrant visited Elm
wood and rounded up the gentle
man. The showdown in the case
cost the gentleman $5 and costs as
the amount of the claim and the
matter is now a closed chapter in .e
records of the county.
The arrest proves that the mills of
justice while a long time operating
usually eventually lard the party that
they are after.
John W. CrabilL Newly Elected High
Priest of Nebraska Chapter No. S
R. A. M. is Giren Degree.
The gTand chapter of the Nebraska
Royal Arch Masons is meeting at the
Masonic Temple in Omaha today and
among the business transacted by the
grand chapter will be the conferring
of the high priest degree on the mem
bers of the Royal Arch Masons In Ne
braska who have through their ser
vice won this distinguished and hon
ored degree in the order to which
they have affiliated.
Among those who will be given
the degree is John W. Crabill of this
city, newly elected high priest of
Nebraska Chapter No. 3 It. A. M.
and who will be installed In his new
office the last of the month, Mr. Cra
bill has filled the various chairs in
the lodge up to the high priest's sta
tion and is no win vested by the
grand chapter with the honorary de
gree. Mr. Crabill has been a mem
ber of the chapter here for the past
twelve years and has been a faithful
worker in the Masonic craft and the
honor is well conferred on the able
and genial gentleman who is to head
the local chapter daring the coming
Murray Christian Church.
Bible sehool next Sunday at 10.
Preaching service at 11. Subjec
of sermon. Interpreters."
A. G. Hollowell, Minister.
Once upon a time the telephone was a
novelty. Later it was a luxury. Today it is
a business necessity.
So it is with a checking account. Paying
for purchases in actual cash involves chances
for mistakes and losses that are entirely elimi
nated when you bank your money here and
The First national ban k
the bank whepe Vou peel at h oaS
CLARENCE L. BEAL OF THIS CITY
AWARDED THIS AMOUNT
AGAINST C. B. & Q.
Puriue the last week the case of
Clarence L. Bl vs. the Chicago.
Burlington & tjuir.cy railroad was on
trial in the district court at Slaton.
Minnesota, and a number from this
city were i'i attciulurc as witness's
iu the case.
The result of the case which was
given to the jury on Thursday was
in favor of Mr. TWal and the amount
named as due him in damages was
placed at ?30.000 by the jury.
This case is the outgrowth of Ihe
accident which occurred in t tie Bur
lington railroad yards in this city
on the night of Thursday. July 2'Jlh.
and as a result of which .Mr. Heal,
who was a switchman for the Bur
lingtou at that time suffered the
loss of his right foot.
Following the accident Mr. Beal
was kept at the Immanual hospital
in Omaha for several weeks recover
ing from the effects of his injury and
has since remained at his home here
awaiting the settlement of the case.
He returned Saturday evening from
Minnesota, having remained there
until the rendering of the verdict.
The fact of the securing of such
a substantial verdict for Clarence
will be very pleasing news to the
host of friends ot the young man in
this city, as they have been hoping
be would receive some suitable com
pensation for bis injury.
The case will probably be appeal
ed by the railroad company to the
higher courts, as the amount of the
judgement is quite large.
ED. BUSTER DIES
AT LOS ANGELES
Called by Death Two Weeks After
Arriving in City, Probably
of Ptomaine Poisoning.
Ed Buster, eldest son of William
Dueter. and brother of Mrs. Ed Hoff
man and Bert Buster, all of this
city, died Sunday morning at Los
Very few particulars were given
in the message his relatives here re
ceived but from a letter tluit had been
received from him a short time pre
vious to word of bis death, it was
taken that he died from the effects
of poisoning. He with his wife and
baby, had been in Los Angeles only
two weeks, having made the trip
from their former home at Spanish
Forks, near Salt Lake City, iu their
The first night of the trip, Mr.
Buster was made very ill from pto
maine poisoning, and suffered in
tensely for nearly a week. He wrote
of this after his arrival in Los
Angeles, and the next message van
word of his death. The body was
taken back to Bpani:;h Forks for
Mr. Buster is well known in Ash
land, having visited relatives here
a number of times and is particular
ly well known at Elmwood, bis boy
hood home. He was manager of a
roofing company, and had just been
transferred to Ios Angeles. Ashland
My, bnt she'd appreciate one of
those lovely boxes of stationery on
display at the Journal office.
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