The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 18, 1921, Image 1

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VOL. NO. xxxvn.
OF m
ducat ional service work
t h
M. C. A. in Nebraska has
jii-i riM.--ii ii!ii u.iii;f, wiuji.i
. I . . . . I ..(... 1- -i . - i o- ' i 1 tr: i
having granted a
total of lL't;, scholarships to N'ebras-
ha ex-service men in all clashes of
yc!i(H., colbg-s and universities. I
In the t'rsii.ting of these scholar-!
thip. accord in 'I to reprt received
from Col. K. Klliott. of Omaha, st:it
educatioi:L'! supervisor. $.S.l'H7.i i:f(
the balance of the National War:
W-rk Council's funds which was ap-j
iiot ; iom-d back i .Nebraska w as used i
lor this purpo. e.
In addition tothisi
! n p
aiii'-iii t mor than .."'). i worth , me state at i-incrmi nas some
of tree scholarships were uiven by fcoexi words for the work of the Cass
the )i;;:ha and Lincoln City associa- county law enforcement officers,
tioi: -. which are running nij-'ht j headed by County Attorney A. G.
-ci,oN in connect ioti with their local) and Sheriff C. I). Quinton in their
V. M. C. A. program. This makes a work of handling the cases of vio
total of tnore than ? .O'ih.KO v. h icii ' lat ion of the prohibition law that
has beer, used directly for aiding .-.have come in. their sphere of action,
service men ''ho were not able to! In speaking of the work of the
finance themselves in their battle to' ('as. county men. the State Journal
complete their education. i of today has the following:
outside of Lincoln and Omaha. I "Word has been received at the
where 1:0 liis-h! schools were rvail- office of the state law enforcement
able, applicants were either award- bureau of the good work that has
e.i .-(' . .lar-l'ips in various colleges i
over the o-innrv or correspondence ,
:iise it, tii" Y's own school. j
" "w o hundred and one nf the schol-
ar hip.
hr..ska tel.iiitt
ti.-s a:
granted were awarded to N-!Agcn.t William Hanks. On one occa-tud-'nts
who are tow at- sion they siezed an automobile with
such colic;.:".-, and universi-, three men in it from Omaha, which
Ha rvard. Columbia. North- contained a five-gallon keg of inoon
i'.eloit. OherP'i. University shine. County Attorney Cole con--.
etc.. as veil as all the col-'hscated th.e automobile anil George
Xeiir;:-.k.i. The other scholar- Mansmell and one other man were
of 1 i i 1 : o -
!.- of
si:ip V.t-r
g:;-. lit"
1 in correspondence
-s ': leges, technical
. schools, as well as in
ds- of both th.e Omaha ,
. M. C. As. j
n iriveii to exervic-e
of t!n '.'.', counties in j
u.l'Tig a i.umi't r from i
a ti
. V
inc 1
1 le
a t.
! Lino'
AiJ h..s
lueti !':-t ; : i
1'ia; 1 -iiioiu
a I'd Ca.-s con lily. These
rucred iroin S..0.0O to.
fi'iMi.ioi. t xe-pt irr-: 'in the V. .M. C. j
A. school ., u here the prio of courses i
are Much fli?aiv!l m st u den t s t he
averai-''1 Trice bein;
This educational
in November. 1 U i !i
worn w:s
md extend?
1 over J
tto- scho. -i ,.rs
o l!i'o and
the last grants being made in Ms-.rch.
lii.v ever, the stud-nts may c'.ait i on
these scr.tdar.-'hips to the amount of
tto-ir gr.i::i iiKii! Ju:i
schoia rshi r,s l;ave not
11 their
en t ;rei v
useil b' th;'t tin'
The n.o:iev in thee
-t"; htis be' ii
is f' r t he
and room.
, books and.
eing I'irect accord-
: v.
jiaiii direct the chooi
students tuitior. boaril
purch.i'-e ( f inst riime;:?s.
oiher itcidert'als peit:;i;
ly i.i i heir -.j jonal n
ing to their requirement
s hi i .
while in
It l!lS f:e.-Tl
boys, ho (it he
to l.lir.'lW. t!
i;ever ha . !(
scl:.ol. ;.s well
': :nc aus of heepiucr
i. e wtuhl ht'Ve had
st liool. ;!! who mav
1 able to
as helpin:
others get
Marte-1 who would not h;;ve been
able in sitiiiv ot her'A'ise. ;iid certai'i
Iv f.'.re . isfaftory use C'ttilld
have b en of j he itttspeT-t .;ir
funds than ;'a:T ciioseu and carried
out by the
of yn'iiic !.
gratitude t;
this v. rthy
illllV Of pLl:
!n additii
ed. sever:: 1
been u-e. ;
V. M. . A. Thousands
en will reir.en.ber with
o- help given them by ion it! further-..-
for iii' ir i'l'e v or!;,
n to scholarships grar.t-
th.eisand doilars have
n Am-ricani::ation work
in connection with
Lcirion posts am!
the American
many educa-
tioe..i --I.,; industrial motion picture f iri'i-t:e; to various Legion
po.-rs throughout th. state to use on
th ir American
grants as well
::: tioi. and other pro
as the famous iliu:--.-Letter
America Le( -in
. e been furnished
ts aojlvirg.
t rat ed
v hic'i
the p
ft e
RMirlfl IVPRi H 1-iCD A I n
UiIiMLti IUl!..;,-i!LnrtLU
pretty little hau)-jcije
For decades the
let Of Ne.;r.ka. (1
(town in ( ass coun-1
ty. when big red
and sweet cider is
apples are raised j
squeezed from be-.
i wee:, ompre.-sors in
i steady stream j
C.iCli Vear, has
r w l:s and w-.eks
orsr and been hannv withrmt L.
-----WT-. ,
ivcorporat ion. savs the l'l.-ittsmnvti.
Journal. But now things have chang
ed. It has been incorporated and an
tlection held, at which three non
partisan councilmc n were elected and
two independents.
There was only one issue at stake,
that being a question as to whether
Nehav.ka should have s pool hall or
not. When the votes
eitr luuinru
art., in result announced the pool hlan'ce to his father, T AV. Vallerv
nails .vere ready to bump into eachlar.ft annrmrMr, h?m nei.-t.rt u-h,i i
otner. tor the nonpartisan
members i
v ere so pledged.
-- o.,e oi me very iew;,V23 then informed
'"" siaie mat had not in-1
corpora ted up to a short time ago.
former t.nvtnu r . George
was a -Ntnawka man it i o
home of former Congressman E. M.
Pollard. It is located in the midst
of one of the richest farming sections
of the state and has apple orchards
equalled only hv those of Otoe. Rich
ardson ar.d maha counties
We desire to tha?ik I hose who so
kindly assisted us at ihis time of .sor
row and grief, tin- loss of our dear
I iwvi.vf; wne aim iiitjiuer, espeeiany
I do Wf wish to thank the Kaale's.
the Dm iington shops. 15. K. ('. of A.,
the public schools, neighbors and
friends, for the beautiful floral re
membrances which spoke the deep
feeling of the ct.nnnunit v. and were
beautiful in extreme, we cannot fail
to appreciate your friendship and
kindness, and we wish to assure you
your kindness will never lie forgot
ten. .Mr, Perry Koori and family.
11 .....1 1 .. . II . 1
.hi. tiiiu .Mi:-. j. rioiiiiiai!, .ir. ana
.Mrs. Arthur Hoffman. Oscar. W'il-
liam and Frank !1 off man. Mr. and
.Mis. Kdgar Steinhauer.
The law enforcement department
been done in Cass county during the!
last thirty days by Sheriff C. I.
Quinton with the co-operation of
County Attorney Cole and Federal
tinel $UH and costs each. The third
man was released.
"On Monday night the sheriff and
federal auents cap'ured two stills
eight miles south of PhM.tsniouth at
iio'k duffs on the Missouri river.
Stanley Hail and John Kldrige were
each fined $100 and costs. The two
officers went across the Missouri riv
er and picked up part of two stills
on the Iowa side and also made a
purchase of liquor w hile across the
river. Sheriff Quinton had been in-
formed previously that the people on
ithe Iowa side had been supplving
some for the Nebraska thirst.
"One of the peculiar things about
the officers going on the Iowa side.
according to the officers, is that they
purchased the liquor from Mrs. James
Travis, from whom Sheriff Quinton
got a still last fall with l.r0 gallons
of mash, and who is a sister of the
notorious Iowa bootlegger. Harry A.
nderpool. who has been convicted
bootlegging in Iowa, and is want
by the federal officers.
"At Rock Hluffs over 100 gallons
of mash were ready for the still, the
fire was made and the whiskey had
just began to pour out when the
officers arrived on the scene and
took possession.
"County Attorney A. G. Cole, of
IMattmoutb. is the original owner of
the prohibition amendment which
was passed by the legislature and
upheld by the supreme court, and
which permitted the confiscation of
automobiles regardless of any mort
g:;e clause."
From Tlit rtday'K I'ally.
Peter P. Vnllcrv. one of the nieni-
i hers tf a pioneer family of Cass
! county, is here today enjoying a
'visit with his brother. T. V. Vallery
and familv of near Murray and look
. ing over the sights in Plattsmouth.
where as a boy he had lived. Mr. Val
ilery ir, now located near Belle Four
che. South Dakota, and has very ex
tensive interests in that section of
I Dakota, where he has resided for the
; past forty-six years,
j Mr. Vallery left Cass county in
j ii S 7 ; and has made his home in D:i
Ikota since that time and is at nres-
ent engaged in stock raising as well
fiirniinr and is aiso ont, Df the
I parties interested in the Belle Four-
irrigation project that promises
the country. In fact. Mr. Vallery
-as lareelv instrumental in Drenar-
jn: tlle antl papers that were
et - n t tro in t ori nr rtono rt mi. n f to
s :
open up ine maner oi securing uri-
Mr. Vallery had come to Omaha to
lcf)k after securing some machinery
for his artesian well drilling ma
chinery and while looking over the
stock market in that city saw Frank
Vallery. of Plattsmouth. whom he
recognized, but his nephew was not
aware of the identity of the uncle
until he was struck hv the resem-
ar.l a r r"r.o rYi t n rr him npl-ait . . - J. -i ti ic
nsmp wnct n Vit i- o c cnrnrlcoH at
uiki uat-jituh ii .111 ii. ni .1 1 1 .1 i iii-i
the resemblance to his father and
that he was
speaking to his own uncle. Mr. Val
lerv accomnanied Frank bark to this
city and will enjoy a short visit here
before returning home.
Extra early white seed corn, with
red cob. for sale. Telephone 4022.
IIoue Roll No. r71, intrcxluced by
Representative George A. Williams,
of P'illmore county, at the request of
the Nebraska Society of the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution, pro
vides that. the governor shall appoint
an unpaid commission for the pur
pose of procuring designs for a new
state seal and for a state flag.
It is remarkable that the introduc
tion of a bill for a new design, and
the death of the man (Capt. Isaac
Wiles, of Plattsmouth) who intro
duced the hill which created t he first
seal should occur at nearly the same
time. It was fortunate for Nebraska
historv that Mr. Wiles survived in the
full possession of his faculties until
the present year. In a long inter
view last summer in the Nebraska
Historical Society rooms he gave very
interesting details of the creation cf
the first Nebraska seal.
A few of those details are here
given: Mr. Wiles was strongly of
the opinion that the motto "Equality
Before the Law" did not refer to
slavery nor to equal civil rights for
white and black in this state. His
impression was distinct that it orig
inated from the early controversies
over land locations in the Missouri
River counties and was inspired by
the frontier sentiment in favor of
giving every man an equal chance to
secure a home on the public domain.
He may have been mistaken in this
idoea. but he certainly was tenacious
in holding it.
According to his recollection he
conceived the idea of introducing a
bill to provide a state seal unaided.
As he was not a lawyer, he invited
L'lmer S. Dundy, afterward judge of
the I'. S. court for the district of
Nebraska, to confer with Jam. The
two met in Judge Dundy's room in an
Omaha hotel and discussed the draft
ing of the bill. The main elements
of the picture Mr. Wiles brought to
that conference in his own mind. He
wished to have the Missouri River,
the mountains, growing crops on the
farm, and a blacksmith to represent
the mechanic arts. Judge, Dundy
gave, in part at least, the descriptive
order to these parts of the picture
was made the final draft of the bill
which Mr. Wiles introduced in the
legislat ure.
As Mr. Wat kins says, it was Mr.
Wiles' recollection also that he con
ceived the idea of the motto and pro
mised variant forms for it io Judge
Dundy, who selected the one wnich
has been the Nebraska state motto for
the past half century.
Efforts to determine who made the
design for the present seal have
failed. Mr. Wiles' impression was
that an Omaha jeweler, whose name
he did not remember, was the deun
er and that t he twenty-five doliurs
provided for payment was thereby
kept in Nebraska. A thorough search
c;f the vouchers of the early period of
the auditor's office may yet disclose
the designer of the present state seal.
Isaac Wiles was a truly reniarkabi
pioneer. His mind even in his 5 0 1 li
year was keen and logical and his
recollections full of detail and over
flowing with human inreret. What
ever may be done to secure a more
artistic design for our state seal---and
there is room to do much it
may well he doubted that a better
motto for seal or flag can be devised
than the one of 1S67.
Former Congressman Finest M.
Pollard, one of the largest apple
producers in the state is the author
ity for the statement that the lale
apples in this portion of Nebraska
have not suffeerd greatly from -the
two cold snaps that have visited
this locality. Mr. Pollard has a
very extensive orchard at Nehawka
and his opportunity of observing tho
effects of the freeze of the lat month
has been such as to give him author
ity to speak on the subject. From
the present indications Mr. Pollard
believes that the apples that mature
late will produce a larger crop than
it did last year when it was about
one-fourth normal. The Jonathan
apples especially have with stood the
cold weather in fine shape and have
shown but little damage.
From Thursday's EVaily.
Yesterday afternoon the ladies of j
the Q. Z. society of the Presbyterian
church were very pleasantly enter
tained at the cozy home of Mrs. H.
F. Goos. who was assisted in enter
taining by Miss Clara Weyrich and
the occasion proved one of more
than usual pleasantness to all who
were present. The afternoon was
largely given over to the regular
business of the society and the needle
work of the ladies" which served to
pass the time very pleasantly. At a
suitable hour dainty refreshments
were served while selections from i
the Edison served to enliven the oc- j
casion by some very delightful mils- ;
ical numbers.
Lost anything found anything
Tiy a Journal ad. "They satisfy."
From Thursday's rai'iv.
The dance last evening at the
Knights of Columbus hall Tor the
benefit of the Knights and - their
friends was very well attended con
sidering the inclemem weather and
the crowd present et: joyed them
selves very much. Cards served to
amuse those who did not care fo.
the dance and the Holly Syttcopators
served to entertain the dancers until
the midnight hour with iheir pleas
ing numbers.
The K. of C. will give another ot
these pleasant nances -.; Vedne-::iay
evening. May 4th am! the event is
being looked forward to wiih much
pleasure by the members and their
Thcmas W. Burrill Died at
Home After Seveial Weeks
of Sickness.
From Friday's Da'iy.
On Monday morning about four
o'clock. Thomas W. Burrill died at
his home south- of town after an ill
ness cf a week or two with measle:
and pneumonia.
The community was
shocked -md
the death of
it had been
saddened to learn of
Mr. Burrill. While-
known that he bad been seriously ill
it was hoped that a turn in his con
dition for the best would be made.
He was one of our l est and finest
young men. an industrious farmer.
He had just reached the prime of life
and then had to leave his wife and
two little children whom he dearly
loved. It is indeed sad and it will
be hard for them to bear and there
will be a big void in their lives thai
can never oe Tilled.
Thomas W. Bunill was born in
Otoe county. Nebraska. September
S. l;sr. and departed this life at
his Indue near Limwocd. April 11.
15121.' He was united in marriage to
Kdna L. Miller. De -ercbcr 24. 190S.
To this union was b.irn two child
ren. Orlin Kenneth and Clarice Fdna.
who with their nioiher are left to
mourn his death. He also leaves an
aged father, one brother and three
sisters: Fred BuiriM of Council
Bluffs. Ia.: Mrs. Fred Bunch of 1'na
dilla; Mrs. Waite Hall. Elmweiod.
Neb.: Mr. Carroll, who lives with
his father on the home place, with
many other relatives and freinds to
mourn his loss.
His mother preceded him to the
-Treat beyond just a few months ago.
In early life he attended services at
the Fnited Brcthern church, near
his home, where he consecrated hint
self to God in 1!U. He with his
wife united with the Methodist
church in Elm wood io which he has
always been faithful. He was devot
ed to his family and spared no effort
for their comfort and happiness. Not
only in his home, but everywhere,
he exhibited the true christian spin'.
Those who know him best, love him
for his patient and generous life.
:nd his ability to see the good in
those about him.
During his illness he was patient
and cheerful and appreciated so
much the kindness shown him. He
will be greatly mssed in his home
ami community.
The services were held from the
Methodist church in Elm wood and
were in charge of his pastor, and the
remains were laid to rest in the Elm
wood cemetery Wednesday afternoon
at 2:::o o'clock. Those attending
from a distance were Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Burrill of Council Bluffs. Ia..
Mr. and Mrs. Rov Warren of Trum
bull. Neb., and Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Burch of I'nadilla. Neb. Elmwood
From Thursday's Daily.
The funeral services of Miss So
phia Meisinger was held yestreday
at the Glendale church near Louis
ville antl very largely attended by
the friends of this charming young
lady who had been so suddenly tak
en from the circle of her family and
At the
held at 1
of the St.
and the
home a short srevice was
o'clock by Rev. II. Kottich
Paul's church of this city
funeral cortage proceeded
to the
Glendale church where the
was held. The church was
filled with the sorrowing relatives
and friends of this estimable lady
and the wealth of floral remembranc
es spoke silently of the love that she
had commanded in her lifetime in the
large circle of friends.
During the service the choir from
Louisville gave a number of the well
known hymns which had been such
favorites of the deceased during her
Philip Thierolft Jr., who was so
severely injured last week by falling
freni a wagon near Cedar Creek, is
new reported as being somewhat im
proved, but is still in quite serious
condition. While he suffered no
broken bones it seems that he. has
had a severe strain in the groin and
near where he was wounded while in
the army and it is thought that the
accident in falling has aggrevated
the old injury and caused to bring
cn renewed suffering.
Blank Books at the Journal Office,
C. Despain cf This City Will Pre
sent Old Icney Box to Sate
Historical Society.
From' Friday's Dally.
Yesterday, C. C. De-pain, one of the
old residents of this city, was dfvn
town with a very unieue money "ot.".
that has been an heirloom in his
family for a long period of years
and which .Mr. Despair, is arrangii g
to have lion. R. B. Windham place
n. tne collection ot the state Histori
cal society at Lincoln.
The money box is muiU c f walnu
and represents hours and davs of la
bor to perfect as it was made in an
early pioneer day in the nation an,
when the revolutionary war was stiil
rasing as the colonies s-t niggled for
their independence. The wood is fas
tened together with wooden plugs
which represents hours of woik
and the lock is one that shows re
o'tired much labor of the part of the
workman constructing the box. A
trip It ck is arranged w hich is opened
by a wooden key and is rea'.ly a very
clever arrangement antl one that
shows required much thought.
The money box was made by and
was the property of Peter Dospain.
grandfather of our townsman. C. C.
Despain. and dates back for more
than 145 years. Peter Despain was
born in Virginia in 1750 and resided
there during the early childhood days
and was just growing into manhood
when the rumbling of the coming
war t;f independence swept over the
colonies and when the break between
England and the colonies cccurred he
entered the revolutionary army. He
served with distinction throughout
the struggle and was one of the per
s( ual bodyguards of General George
Washington in the dark days of the
struggle and served until the final
triumph of the army of the seddiers
of his 'ounfry. When the war was
closed this soldier of the war of in
dependence came westward to the
couctry then known as the "dark
and bloody ground" and located in
the present state of Kentucky and in
that portion that was afterwards
known as Green countv. Here on
March lit. 1SKL a son. William J.
Despain was born, and who was the
father of C. C. and Albert Despyin
of this city. The family was quite
prominent in that portion of the
country and the sturdy pioneer sol
dier. Peter Despain. lived amid the
pleasant Kentucky scenes until he
had reached the advanced age of 1 1 T
years, dying just as the civil war!
was closed. The sen. William J.
Despain. moved to Illinois in 1S3.1 1
::nd settled in Sangamond conuty, j
r.enr the city eu" Springfield and re
sided there until 1855. when he
with his family removed to Iowa and
in the year 1SG5 came to Nebraska,
settling at Plattsmouth. where they
made their home.
On the death of William D. Des
pain the money box. which had beer,
cherished as a remembrance of the
brave founder of the family, was giv
en to the son. Albert I). Despain and
kepi by him until his death when it
passed to the other brother. O. C.
Despain, who is having it placed in
the state collection of relic? as'a me
morial to his brother.
The Cass county friends of the
George Lawson Sheldon family, will
be pleased to learn that Mrs. Sheldon
has become an active candidate for
the position of postmistress at Jack
son. Mississippi, where the Sheldon
family are neiw residing.
The fact that really able repre
sentatives in the republican party in
that state are hard to find ewing to
the overwhelmingly heavy demo
cratic predominance in the white
population, makes ii very fortunate
for the people of Jackon that Mrs.
Sheldon is to become a candidate and
assures them ef a capable and effi
cient person at the head of their
posToffice. The president could find
no one beter suited to name for the
position than the gracious lady,
whose ability is so well known over
Cass county and the state of Ne
braska. The result of the case will be
watched with interest by the many
friends hereand with the hope that
Mrs. Sheldon is named for the posi
From Friday's Dally.
The ladies aid society of the Meth
odist church were very pleasantly en
tertained yesterday afternoon at the
church parlors by Mesdanies William
Row land. V. T. Arn and J. R. Jahrig.
The time was taken up with the busi
ness matters of the erganization as
well as in a very delightful social
hour. At an appropriate time the
hostesses served very dainty refresh
ments which proved an added fea
ture of pleasure to the occasion.
""rom Friday' Dailv.
Yesterday afternoon Mr. and Mrs.
Max Vallery returned from Omaha
bringing with them their little child
who has been at the hospital in that!
city for treatment. The little one j
is still in quite serious condition. I
I The many friends in this city of
W. G. Brooks, former superintendent
of the city schools of f'hi? city, will
i.e pleased to learn that Mr. Brooks
i has lu-en r-elected j.s superintend
ent ef the city sclicools ol Nebraska
City by the board of education of
that city. .Mr. Brooks has proven
ene of the ablest men that lias fill
ed ihis position in our neighboring
city ami has brought to the school
system there a marked ability and
skill in the management of school af
fairs. The Nebraska City schools are al
so making a departure in their school
methods by th" securing ef a man as
principal of the high school for the
connng school year w hich is the first
time in twelve years that a man h?.
occupied this position.
A few weeks ago word was receiv
ed here of a serious accident that
befell William Wade, of Two Har
bors, Minn., but formerly of this
place, but no definite particulars
were learned at the time. This week
E. C. Twiss received a business let
ter from Mr. Wade in which, he re
lates how he was injured.
He said a runaway horse overttok
him on the road and knocked him
out of his sled and he fell on his
head, the horse running over him.
He was taken to the hospital and
it was found that he had concussion
of the brain. This occurred on Feb
ruary 5. and he is just now begin
ning to feel that he is making geiod
progress towards recovery. He says
he feels older and slower and things
look a little hazy to him even yet.
His many Louisville friends will be
sorry to learn ot tne accident, but
will expect to hear sexui of his cemi
plete recovery and will not think it
strange that he has felt the effects
of such a nerve racking experience.
Mr. Wade reports that all the
Louisvillians up in that part ef the
country are getting along fine except
Mrs. Clem Mayfieldt who has been in
poor health for some time. Mrs. May
field was formerly Miss Ida Ragoss
of Ixniisville and her many old
friends will hope to hear a more fav
orable report from her in the near
future. Louisville Courier. .
Fiom Thursday's Daily.
This morning and the greater part
of the afternoon was occupied in
county court with the trial ot t in
case of Paul H .Roberts and the Ce
dar Creek Lumber Company vs. J.
R. C. Gregory, arising over the dis
pute over an account aggregating
the sum of SS0S.85. which ft is
claimed is due the plaintiff company
from the defendant. Mr. Roberts is
represented by Attorney C. II. Taylor
of Omaha, while the interests of the
defendant are being looked after by
A. L. Tidd and A. H. Duxbury.
We desire to extend heartfelt
thanks for the kindly acts and for
the sympathy of our friends and
neighbors during the late illness and
at the time of the death and funeral
of our beloved daughter. Sophia.
Also to those who furnished flowers
and music at the funeral. Geo. P.
Meisinger. Jr.. and family, Mrs. Ja
cob Meisinger. and also Uncles and
Why a National Bank?
In choosing a banking connection you
are justified in selecting the First National
Bank of Plattsmouth because we are members
of the Great Federal Reserve System the
strongest financial system in the whole world.
As a member of the Federal Reserve, this
bank is under the direct supervision of the
Government, thus insuring the safety of every
dollar on deposit.
the First national bank
Tried ir. District Court of Fremont
Count. Icwa, for Robbery of
Store at Percival.
The eareer of the Gillespie broth
ers. Felix and Virgei, in a criminal
iine has been --becked for some time
as the two men we:v tri-il this week
at Sidney, l-.wa. and drew a sentence
of ten years in the s'ate penitentiary.
The offense for which the two nun
were se-ntenced is that of breaking
into the Parkinson steue at Perci
val. shortly before chrbtmas time
and for which they were surrendered
to the Iov.a authorities by Sheriff
Etl Fischer of Oteie county. Nebraska.
These two men have been very
prominent in the criminal history of
the last few years in Nebraska and
western Iowa and their activities
have brousht them to the attention
of the authorities of Cass and Otoe
county as well as the police ef Oma
ha. The family resided at onetime
near Weeping Water, but the great
er part of their activities were in
Nebraska City and Omaha, although
they were implicated as members of
an organization that had pillaged a
great many small stores in Cass
county in the past year. They were
first arrested in Omaha and turned
over to the sheriff of Oioe county for
their part in the robbery of a garage
at Nebraska City, but as they were
wanted for a mere serious offense at
Percival. Ia., they were turned over
lo the sheriff of Fremont county.
They made their escape from the jail
at Sidney and were f.r a short time
at liberty, but were later captured
in Omaha by the polite of that city
and sent back to Iowa for trial.
The aged mother of the two men
is the one pathetic figure in the story
of their wrong-doing as she has been
blind for a number of years ami
while hardend in the ways of crime
the two men were always very atten
tive in looking after her welfare.
From Friday's Dally
Harry Johnson brought to the
Journal office yesUniiv a hen egg
that for size is ha:l to bet. The
egy measures six anc a quarter
inches around and sew n and a half
inches in length and Mr. Johnson
states wa one of a great many sim
ilar ones that were gathered at the
farm of his son-in-law. Edward
Grybsky near Mynard. The eggs
come from the Rhode Island chick
ens and are certainly real eggs, a
few of which will go a long way to
ward making a meal.
From Wednesday's Daily
This morning Sheriff C. D. Quin
ton did the auctioneer act at the
court house when he had the Ford
touring car that was taken last Sat
urday as the property of George
Mansmel of Omaha, and which was
confiscated as a carrier of contraband
lienior. placed on sale.
There were a large number of in
terested spectators at the sale and
the bidding was quite spirited with
many endeavoring to secure the car
at a bargain price. The car was fin
ally sold to Sebastino Patavana of
Omaha, who held a mortgage on the
Ford and the car was taken b;: k
to Omaha by the purchaser.
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