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VOL. NO. XXXVTL
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, MAY 16, 1921
MRS. CAROLINE PROPST FILES A
DAMAGE SUIT AGAINST REL
ATIVES OF HUSBAND.
From Thursday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon in the office
of Clerk of the District Court James
M. Robertson was filetl si suit en
titled. Mrs. Caroline I'ropst vs. Rob
ert L. I'ropst. I.ynn Thayer Propst
and Mayola Propst. and asking dam
ages in the sum of $2i,000.
The petition of the plaintiff as
filed by her attorney, V. R. Patrick,
of Omaha, states that the plaintiff
was married in Plattsmouth on Feb
ruary IS, Htltf. to Dwight A. Propst,
the plaintitT at that time being six
teen years of age and her husband
Subsequent to the marriage the
plaintiff states there was born a baby
daughter and that thereafter the de
fendants conducted actions that led
to the refusal of the husband to
make his home with the plaintiff and
the breaking up of the family ties.
It is further alleged in the peti
tion that owing to the attitude as
sumed by the defendants the husband
was compelled to visit the wife and
babe clandestinely due to the fear of
arousing the wrath of the defen
dants. The plaintiff also alleges in her
petition that the defendants had
threatened to disinherit the said
Dwight A. Propst if he associate!
with the plaintiff.
It is claimed that the defendants
poisoned the mind of the husband
against the plaintiff by alleged un-j
chaste conduct on the part of plain
tiff and as the result of these state
ments the husband abandoned the
plaintiff and child, making necessary
their support on the charity of the
relatives of the plaintiff. I
Following the desertion of the
plaintiff it is claimed in the petition
that plaintiff attempted to communi
cate with Dwight Propst by tele
phone, but was prevented by the
defendants and that the husband was
later induced to join the naval ser
vice of the United States to prevent
association with the plaiatiff.
As the result of the treatment re
ceived and the actions alleged again
st the defendants, the plaintiff asks
a judgment in the sum of 525.000
and the costs of the action.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Propst have
just recently returned from Florida,
where they spent the winter at Palm
Reach. and where the defendant.
Miss Mayola Propst and the husband
of the plaintitT are now making
THE 'FORDSON' IN
T. H. Pollock Company Gives Dem
onstration of Handy Road Work
ing Machine on the Streets
From Friday's Pally
Yesterday the T. II. Pollock Auto
company had one of their Fordson
.tractors at work on several of the
streets of the city grading up the
roads and dragging them for the
benefit of the streets, alleys, and
bridges committee of the city council.
The use of the tractor in road work
has been urged as one of the modern
means of handling the street repair
problems of the city and from the
demonstration made it would seem
that the tractor is able to accomplish
a great deal in keeping the roads in
good shape and operating with great
er speed and dispatch than possible
The tractor was used on some of
the streets in the north portion of the
citv as well as on high school hill
and did very good work In dragging
up the roadway into shape for travel.
The Fordson that was used in this
work is one that is sold at $G75 and
has been very highly recommended
to the city for use in the street de
partment of the municipal govern
ment. The streets, alleys and bridg
es committee will look over the work
of the tractor and prepare to submit
their report for the next session cf
the city council.
HUSKY BALL PLAYER
From Thursday's Dally.
Adam Meisinger, one of the lead
ing farmers of the Cedar Creek
neighborhood, was in th ritv fnr a
short time today while enroute to!
umaha to secure some repairs for his
corn planting machinery. Mr. Mei
singer states that they have a com
ing ball player at the home of his
son. Rudolph Meisinger. who while
he is only a month old, is showing
all indications of being as clever in
the great national pastime as his
father was before him and the young
Til A Tl is tfio nHlastt f . : 1 .
- "wjlvv j Ricoi (II 1UC, UUll
only to the parents bnt to Mr. and!
Mrs. Adam Meisinger, the grand-'
parents as well.
Extra early white seed corn, witb
red cob, for sale. Telephone 4022.
C. C. BARNARD.
GOING TO MEXICO
From Thursday's Dally.
For the first time in a great many
years the office of the clerk of the
district court today received a re
quest for a passport for Mexico from
one of the men who has been em
ployed here by the Burlington and
who desires to visit his old home
in the southern republic. The regu
lations as to the issuance of pass
ports to Mexico have been quite
strict owing to the unsettled condi
tion of that country and only cer
tain portions have been placed in the
district that passports will be issmd
HIGH SCHOOL WINS
FROM DEAF SCHOOL
Score is 11 to 0 in Favor of Platts
mouth Boys McCarthy Allows 2
Hits and Secures Home Run
From Thursday's Dally.
The encounter between the local
high school base ball team and that
of the Iowa school for the deal which
was held yesterday afternoon at
Council Bluffs was a decided victory
for the local ball tcssers bv the score
of 11 to 0.
Joe McCarthy was sent to the
mound for the Plattsmouth team and
demonstrated his ability against the
Iowa lads who have been rated as
one cf the fast school teams in the
western portion of that state, by only
allowing two hits in the game aim
he received errorless support from
his team mates throughout the game.
Owing to the absence of Hallas
Frank Gradoville. the shortstop was
sent back of the bat to do the re
ceiving and played a good game.
Schuheck filled the short territorv
in good shape and assisted in the
victory. McCarthy was the chief
feature of the game both in his pitch
ing and in batting as he poked out a
home run with the bags loaded.
Plattsmouth Ladies Will Put on the
Memorial Service at Meeting
in Omaha Today.
From Thursday s Dall.
This afternoon a large number of
the members of the Rebekah lodge
of this city journeyed to Omaha,
where they attended the meeting of
the second district convention of
the order, which is in session in that
The staff of the local lodge, under
the direction of Col. J. II. Short, will
put on the memorial services for the
order at the session and the local
lodge feels well pleased that their
excellent team has been selected for
this honor from among the various
lodges of the district.
The delegate from this city to the
convention is Mrs. Martha J. Peter
sen, with Mrs. J. II. Short as alter
nate, and the past noble grand de
gree is to be conferred on Miss Gar
net Cory and Mrs. J. F. Clugy.
Those attending the meeting from
this city were Col. and Mrs. J. H.
Short. Mrs. Martha J. Petersen, Mrs.
J. F. Clugy. Mrs. T. E. Olson, Miss
Garnet Corv. Mrs. Frances Schulz,
Mrs. V. H. Ofe, T. L.. Short and wife.
Miss Sophie Seiver, Mrs. II. Wallick.
Mrs. Henry Chandler. Mrs. B. F.
Goodman and daughter. Miss Millie.
Miss Hennings and Mrs. P. I). Bates.
From Friday's Dallj
Yesterday was the sixteenth birth
day anniversary of Miss Judith John
son and in honor of the occasion the
class mates and a few of the young
lady friends were entertained last
evening at' the Johnson home. The
occasion was spent in playing games
of all kinds and which proved most
delightful to the members of the Jolly
party. In the contest in which the
skill of the ladies was tested by be
ing required to pin a tail on a paper
cat, the first price was won by Kthei
Warren which the consolation prize
fell to the lot of Bernice Ault.
At a suitable hour very pleasing
refreshments were served by the
hostess and the dining room and
table arranged in a color scheme of
green and white which made a very
pretty setting for the pleasant gath
ering. The large birthday cake
with its gleaming candles occupied
the place of honor on the table.
Those who attended the event
were: Misses Virginia Beeson, Mar
gurite Wiles. Edith and Helen Far
ley, Marie Hunter. Ethel Warren,
Murna Wolff, Bernice Ault, Honor
Seybert. Mary Margaret Walling.
Harriett Peacock and the hostess.
Miss Judith Johnson.
DANCE DRAWS WELL
Fiom Thursday's Dally.
Last evening the Holly Syncopa
tors Journeyed down to Murray to of
ficiate at the dance given at the Puis
& Gansmer hall and which was at
tended by a very large number and
most delightful to all who were pres
ent. When you think of printing, yon
can't help but think of us.
IS VICTIM OF A
While Going Home Last Evening
About 11 o'clock, Msets Two Men
Who Stick Him Up.
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening, James Rebal. trea
surer of the local Eagles lodge was
returning to his home on North
Tenth street shortly after 11 o'clock
when he was the victim of two bold
highwaymen, who proceeded to stick
him up and relieve him of $17 in
currency as well as a bunch of keys
that he was carrying.
The robbery. was conducted in a
very bold manner and occurred in
front of the residence of Andrew
Kroehler on Washington avenue and
a short distance from the home of
The victim of the holdup had been
attending the meeting of the Eagles
and was enroute home with little
thought of robbers lying in wait for
him and as he passed the Kroehler
home he noticed two men standing
cn the sidewalk, but thought nothing
of the matter until they separated
and as he started to pass between
them one of the men commanded him
to throw up his hands and both of the
men pulled guns with which they
kept Mr. Rebal covered while they
searched him for his money. He was
carrying a pocketbook in the hip
pocket of his trousers containing $15
as well as $2 in small change and his
keys in another of the pockets which
were secured and just about this time
the door of the Kroehler heme opened
and one of the robbers commanded
Mr. Rebal to lower his hands and
keep quiet while they proceeded to
make their escape, going west in the
direction of the Missouri Pacific pas
Mr. Rebal as soon as the robbers
had left him hastened to a phone
and called the authorities and Sheriff"
Quinton. Chief of Police Jones and
Officer Chandler hastened to the
scene of the held up. but were unable
to discover any trace of the parties al
though they made a careful search of
that portion of the city.
Mr. Rebal states that one of the
robbers was of medium height and
rather heavy set and this one of the
stick-up men did the talking to the
victim while the other member of the
party was rather tall and was evi
dently making a careful effort to pre
vent Mr. Rebal from getting a clear
view of his face. Both men were
rather shabbily dressed Mr. Rebal ob
served in the hurried search that they
were making of his person.
The opening of the door of the
Kroehler home frightened the robbers
before they had completed the search
of the person of Mr. Rebal and they
overlooked two checks aggregating
$150 which he had placed in one of
the pockets of his vest but which of
course would have been valueless to
The case looks as though it might
be the work of local parties who were
familiar with the fact that Mr. Rebal
was treasurer of the Eagles and stuck
him up on the return from the lodge
meeting trusting to secure a large
sum of money that n ight have been
in his possession.
RETURNS FROM MEETING
OF THE UNITED CLOTHIERS
C. C. Wescott of This City, Who Was
in Attendanoe at the Meeting in
Kansas City, Returns Home
from Friday's Dally.
This morning C. C. Wescott return
ed home from Kansas City, where for
the past few days he has been in at
tendance at the meeting of the United
Clothiers association and enjoyed
very much the sessions of the repre
sentatives of the large clothing es
tablishments of the west.
Mr. Wescott states that represen
tatives of the large Xew York houses
were present as well as the whole
sale clothing men of the middle
west with their new lines of goods
for the fall and winter trade and he
was able "to secure a large number
of excellent buys in the clothing line
for his store here and which will
give the Plattsmouth people the ad
vantage of the prices secured and
the extra fine quality of goods.
The general feeling at the meet
ing was that there would be no rad
ical reduction in prices in the fall
lines of goods as the New York gar
ment makers have been assured of
the present wage scale and which
means that there will be no further
reductions in the prices of the finish
ed garments. The woolen mills have
also been operating at only about
fifty per cent of their capacity and
this has had a tendency to make the
clothing lines much slimer and the
supply inadequate for the demand.
It was felt among the clothing
men that the settlement of the Ger
man peace terms would have a gen
eral beneficial effect on the business
condition of the country as ODenine
the way for a renewal of foreign '
trade and stimulating the industries
of this country. .
Blank Books at the Journal Office. 1
ELKS NIGHT AT OMAHA
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening was designated as
Plattsmouth night at the Elks carni
val and fair in Omaha and a large
number of the Plattsmouth members
of the order and their ladies were
present to enjoy the delights that the
carnival had to afford in the way of
entertainment and fun. The trip
was made by their greater number in
autos and everyone returned filled
with the thoughts of a most pleasant
NEHAWKA TO HAVE
REAL RADIO PLANT
Company Being Planned There to In
stall a Large Modern Sending and
Receiving Station at Auditorium
The residents or -eiiawka are
nothing if not progressive and the
latest step they have taken toward
putting the pretty little town on the
map is the establishment ol a radio
station in that community.
It is planned to have the tower
for the receiving station installed on
the roof of the auditorium and the
plant will be of sufficient size to re
ceive the messages from different
parts of the country and keep the
Xehawkaites in complete touch with
all that is going on In the way of
To handle the plant It is planned to
have Bernard Lnndberg. a former
service man and who has had more or
less experience in this line, have
charge of the work and conduct the
This is the first commercial plant
to be established dn the county and
its development will be watched with
Interest by the other towns of the
county. There are severel plants
owned by individuals over the county
and that cf Harvey Gamer of Cedar
Creek is one of the best in the coun
try, but Mr. Gamer h-s conducted it
polely for his own amusement and for
research work in developing the pos
sibilities of the wireless for future
Small plants are maintained at
Weeping Water and Union that have
proven successsful. but they are not
prepared on the scale that the N'e
hawka people expect to equip their
DEATH OF FORMER
CASS COUNTY MAN
Benjamin Seybert, Former Resident
of Near Cullom Dies in an
From Saturday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon shortly after
2 o'clock. lienjamin Seybert. a form
er Cass county man. passed away at
the Wise Memorial hospital in Om
aha following an operation perform
ed for stomach trouble.
Mr. Seybert was a son of Mr. and
.Mrs. A. C. Seybert. and -was born
in Plattsmouth. in October. 1S6S.
anil when a small child removed with
his parents to the farm near Cullom.
where they resided until 1S92, when
the family removed to Dunbar, where
they have since resided. The de
ceased was a cousin of Mrs. John Mc
Nurlin. A. F. and W. H. Seybert, of
this city, and Cam Seybert.
To mourn his death, of the imme
diate family there remain the wife
and three children, two sons and a
daughter, as well as one sister. Mrs.
Joe Ellington, of Greeley. Nebraska.
The funeral services will be held
at Dunbar tomorrow.
WIRELESS TELEGRAPH OUTFIT
Weeping Water is soon to be put
in touch in a modern way with the
outside world through wireless tel
egraphy, a wireless station being in
stalled at the J. T. Crozier home.
Archie Crozier, who is a young sen
ilis in mechanical and electrical lines
is the master mechanic in charge of
the station, although he has been
assisted by his father and grandfath
er. Thos. Crozier. in getting it in
stalled. Arch has been interesting
himself in electrical mechanics for
some time and has a lot of appar
atus in his "work shop" that ,is
mighty interesting. From his suc
cess in managing this there is no
doubt but that he can handle his
wireless station o. k.
The wireless installed is not mere
toy apparatus, but is standard equip
ment and will put him in a position
to receive messages originating with
in a radius of 50 to 100 miles.
Weeping Water Republican.
'SNEAK" DAY AT FISHERIES
From Friday's Dally.
This morning the members of the
senior class of the high school as well
as a number of the faculty of the
school motored out to Gretna, where
they enjoyed a fine titme in the open
air and in visiting the state fisheries
over which Superintendent W. J.
O'Brien presides. The trin was one
of great pleasure to the jolly party of
you its people and the genial super
intendent is certain to give them a
fine time in viewing the chief fish
plant of the state and w-hich supplies
the many streams and lakes with the
!the passing OF A'
John J. Buttery, of. Lincoln, Active
in Burlington Service for
From Thursday' Pnilv.
One of the oldest and best men in
the train service of the Burlington
was John J. Buttery, who passed
away yesterday morning at his homp
at 1204 U street. Lincoln, after an
illness of short duration. For thirty
two years Mr. Buttery has been in
the train service of the railroad and
was one of the most highly respect
ed and esteemed men in the service.
The deceased was the son of Jo
seph H. Buttery and wife, pioneer
residents of Plattsmouth. Mr. Buttery
coming here in IS;. 7 and his wife lo
cating here a year later and it was
in the old family home, now occupied
by Frank F. Buttery and family that
John F. Buttery was born sixty-one
His boyhood and youth were spent
in this city and on the completion
of his school work, he took up sev
eral positions' in the business houses
of the city and w.is later employed
as a clerk in the Burlington store
In .May. 1M0. .Mr. Buttery was
united in marriage in Plattsmouth
to Miss Fannie Nejedley. the cere
mony being performed by the late
Dr. J. T. aBird. pastor of the First
Presbyterian church. Shortly after
this the family removed to the west
ern portion of the state, where Mr.
Buttery located on a homestead and
in 1SSS returned to Plattsmouth for
a short time. In 1S89 he left here
for Lincoln, where he entered the
train service of the Burlington and
was in 1S91 made an engineer on
the road and in 1905 was made road
foreman of the Lincoln division
which he held until 1907, when he
was made master mechanic at Lin
coin. Tiring of this line of service,
at his own request in 1909 he was
returned to active duty and given a
passenger run on the Alma-Stroms-
burg branch of the Burlington which
he continued to handle until his fail
ing health compelled his retirement.
His familv circle consists of the
wife and four children, Joseph, Har
ley, John and Miss Helen Buttery,
all of Lincoln, who survive the pass
ing of this -splendid gentleman. Two
brothers. 1. and Frank F... But
tery of this city are also left to share
the grief that his death has brot.
The funeral services of Mr. But
tery will be held at 2 o'clock Friday
afternoon at the Roberts chapel in
Lincoln and interment will be made
in Wyuka cemetery.
OUT OF BUSINESS
Licenses to Box Can be Issued Only
to Bona Fide Organizations
in Existance a Year.
The American Legion having
recommended the bill regulating box
ing and wrestling, that organization
will be called upon to assume some
responsibility for its enforcement.
Secretary II. H. Antles of the depart
ment of public welfare is charged
with the enforcement of the new law.
but he intends to call a conference
of American Legion officials for the
purpose of establishing rules and
regulations which he is authorized
bv law to make. These rules will
not be in conflict with the law where
the act is specific.
For instance the secretary is pro
hibited" by law from issuing a license
to any individual or person who de
sires to profit by promoting boxing or
wrestling matches. The law appears
to thus put the professional sporting
promoter for profit out of business.
Mr. Antles finds the law says the re
ceipts of exhibitions or matches can
be paid out only to principals or con
tenders and their assistants and such
officials as may be designated by
rules and regulations adopted by the
secretary of public welfare.
It will also be impossible to go
contrary to that part of the law
which prohibits the use of gloves
weighing less than six ounces.
As further evidence that the pro
fessional and profit sharing promoter
is to be put out of business the law
provides that licenses for boxing and
wrestling shall be issued only to cor
porations or organizations that have
been in existence one year and whose
principal business is something other
than ihe giving of such exhibitions.
SOME LATE SNOW
James M. Hoover, one cf the prom
inent residents of Louisville, was in
the city today for a few hours and
while remarking on the cold weather
conditions prevailing drifted in to an
accouift of former conditions at this
time of the year and related that on
May 18. 1S92. a heavy snowstorm
visited Cass county and the temper
ture was quite low with much suffer
ing to crops and fruit.
Auto Chain Lost
One 32x4 auto chain lost between
Nehawka and Union on "O" street"
road. Notify Ray Klaurens at Ne-j
hawka for reward. I
VIEWS OF GERMANY
Iester Vroman. who is a member
of Battery K. 6th F. A. American
Forces in Germany, has sent a num
ber of copies of the Amoroc News, the
publication of the Americans who are
stationed at and near Coblenz, and
which gives some very interesting
pictures of the scenes there and the
different officers and organization
comprising ihe A of O. These pic
tures are shown 'in the store win
dows of the C. E. Wescott 's Sons
EAGLES ELECT NEW
OFFICERS FOR AERIE
Committee in Charge of Convention
Arrangements Are Now Ready to
Handle Big State Meeting
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening the Plattsmouth aerie
of the Fraternal Order of Eagles held
their election of officers for the ensu
ing year and a very pleasing atten
dance of the membership was present
to participate in the meeting. The
following were selected: William O'
Donnell, President; Hoy Mayfield.
Vice President: Karl Moore. Chap
lain; B. G. Wurl. Secretary; James
The convention committee also of
fered their report covering the a
rrangements that have been made for
the state convention that is to meet
in this city on Tuesday and Wednes
day, June 20th and 21st. and they
have outlined a very interesting pro
gram of events for the entertainment
of the delegates and their ladies who
are expected to be in attendance at
the big state gathering.
The state secretary of the order
and the president of the South Omaha
aerie were present at the meeting and
much pleased with the manner in
which the Plattsmouth boosters are
preparing for the state meeting.
The general public are greatly in
terested in the convention which will
bring to this city represntatives from
all over the state and they are co
operating as far as possible with the
Eagles in making the convention one
of the best ever held in the state.
One of the plate glass windows in
the front of the Stanfield book store
was broken some time Tuesday even
ing and will cause a loss . of some
$90 to the owners of the building
to replace. The glass was damaged
some months ago by being struck
with flying particles of an auto
chain and a small place broken in
the window, but it was not thought
that the window was so seriously
damaged that it would be necessary
to replace it.
The glass was broken out after the
store was closed and as far as can
be learned there was no one near the
window at the time that it crashed
inward and caused the almost com
plete demolishing of the glass.
SUITS TO QUIET TITLE
Three suits to quiet title have ben
filed in the office of the clerk of the
district court, Paul Richter and Her
man Richter vs. James II. Gregg, f t
al; Wendel Hell vs. R. D. Cornish
and Mark E. Wiles vs. Lucy A. Boyd,
et al. The plaintiffs in the thiej
causes of action are represented by
Attorney W. A. Robertson of this
Socond Liberty Loan
Interest coupons of the Second Liberty
Loan Bonds come due May 1 5th. Come in
any time now and let us cash them for you.
If there is any way in which we can serve
you, you may be assured of finding us ever
ready and willing to do so.
This bank is at your service always, and
we invite you to make the fullest use of our
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POLICE COURT HAS
BUSY TIME TODAY
Judge Archer Has Session That is Re
minder of Old Times and Fines
Handed Out tc Two Parties
Frm Frlrtav'n fHv.
This morning the court of Police
Judge Archer reminded one of the
dear, dead days before the great
drouth fell over our fair land and
two parties were docketed on the
blotter for olVenses connected villi
the liquor traffic, one for having loo
much on the inside of hrs person and
one for the possesion of a small
amount ol'the drink that cheers as
well as illuminates.
Isadore Waintroub was the first
caller and was charged on the com
plaint of Chief of Police Jones with
having been in a state of intoxica
tion last evening on the streets of
the city and for this offense he was
handed a fine of $10 and costs
amounting to $13 which he paid
and was released from custody.
The charge of possession of intox
icating linuor was filed against Lynn
Cook by Chief of Police Jones who
found a small quantity of the liquor
in the room cf Mr. Cook and for
which he was brought before the
court. Judge Archer assessed a fine
of $100 and costs amounting to $113
against the young man. The amount
of liquor found was very small, be
ing hardly more than a small gla-ss-ful
and which the young man had
secured for his own use. but which
was sufficient to constitute a viola
tion of the prohibition law.
THE SMALL TOWN IDOL.'
From Thursday's Dully.
The Mack Sennett feature. "The
Small Town Idol." with Ben Turpin,
of the wandering eyes, as the star,
was presented at the Parmele last
evening before two very large audi
ences that enjoyed heartily the
laugh producing situations which
Ben Turpin. Charlie Murray, Marie
Provost and Phyllis Haver staged.
The comedy was given several
striking scenes in which the famous
Sennett beauties appeared as a di
version of the play from the shap
stick comedy which the famous Ben
is noted for. It was one of the most
enjoyable comedies here in Borne time
and Kept everyone in the best of
DOING VERY NICELY
The friends of Philip Thierofl. Jr.,
the young farmer of near Cedar
Creek, who was injured go severely n
few weeks ago by falling from a wa
gon in which he was riding, will be
pleased to know that he is now doing
very nicely at the St. Joseph hospital
in Omaha, where he was taken af
ter the accident. He suffered a small
fracture of the hip in the fall and has
since been kept in a cast until the
injured member is set.'
G ASTER CASE SETTLED
The case of Annie Pollie Caster vs.
the Woodmen of the World has been
settled by the order who lost their
contest of the case In district court
and the amount of the insurance pol
icy a's well as the costs in the case
paid over to the plaintiff and the
matter closed and appeal dismissed.
Blank Books at the Journal Office.
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