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VOL. NO. XXXV11L
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1922.
TO BE GREATLY
GOVERNMENT ORDERS WORK TO
PROCEED AT ONCE WATER
MAINS BEING LAID.
First Lieutenant and Quartermast
er James W. Dye, of the United States !
Army, from Fort Crook, has during
the past few weeks made several
trips to the government rifle range
just north of this city, preparatory
to taking steps for a wonderful Im
provement in the range. Lieutenant
Dye says he has orders from the gov
ernment to proceed with the work,
all of which will be of a permanent
nature, and when completed will
place the riattsmouth range second
to none in the United States. Many
of our people know what this will
mean to our city. It not only means
that this strip of bottom land will
be extensively improved at a great
expense to the government, as well
as a spot of beauty and interest to
many, but will bring thousands of
people to our city each year.
Water mains are being laid now
for the connection with the bath
houses and other preparations made
for the arrival of the Nebraska Na
tional Guard, composed of about fif
teen hundred men, who will arrive
here the first of August for target
practice. About September 1st, the
Seventeenth Infantry, composed of
600 men from Fort Omaha and Fort
Crook will arrive here for a two
months' stay during the months of
September and October.
Lieut. Dye says that the Platts
mouth range is cne of the best situ
ated spots for this purpose in the
country and will accommodate all
ranges of shooting at the same time,
from the shortest to the longest, and
without the slightest inconvenience
to each other, and in his own lan
guage "when completed will compare
favorably to any in the United
Now, here is where the city offi
cials and the county commissioners
should get busy at once and lend all
possible aid ir making the range ac
cessible by building a roaffway' "o'ut
Eight street right up to the foot of
Swallow hill, where the camp ground
will be located. This roadway will
also make one of the most beautiful
driveway3 in the country, and should
have been improved long ago.
By the improvement of this road,
all traffic between the forts and the
range will be thrown through Platts
mouth and this means many visitors
in our city during the annual meet
ings of the various companies and
the National Guard, by their friends
and relatives visiting them during
their stay here.
By all means let us show them
that they are welcome. Build up
the road from the bridge to the city
and from the city to the range. Let
mis ne one more piece oi worn 10 uejiu
completed- this year, in fact right i
away between now and the first of
August, the time when the Nebras-1
ka National Guard will be with us
Ltei us pui up a lew signs aiuug me
way: "This town is Plattsmouth, Ne
braska. Welcome to all. come again!"
We are surely way behind the times
in welcoming travelers to our city.
Since the late activities of the
American Legion with their carnival,
the new free camp ground has been
neglected. There are a number of
improvements needed here at once
for the accommodation of tourists if
we expect them to camp with us.
Let us take an example from other
cities of our class over the country
and extend a hearty welcome to all
y weiiome iu un
tourists traveling this way. First of,
all by good roads and the free p
ground I,t uS all bS for the ;
new road to the range and the bet-'
ter condition, in fact perfect condi-;
tion of the road to the Platte river,
Lieutenant Dye speaks well of ton railroad and who is known all
Plattsmouth. our surroundings, and i oyer the system as one of the oldest
Looii wat f th fiif the railroad employes. The de
range, and through the instructions
of the government he is preparing to
make it a beautiful spot, so let us as
citizens of Plattsmouth and Cass
county show that we appreciate all
the good things he has said and will
do for us in the future,
Everybody boost, and boost hard
STILL QUITE POORLY
The condition of Mrs. Albert Funk
has so far improved that she has
been brought from the hospital in
Omaha to; the home of her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Perry, in this
city. wheVeh7 wVll remain until
able to return home. Mrs. Funk is
still far from well and in a very ner
vous condition that will no.t permit
her receiving visitors at the home
until she grows a little stronger. .
VERY PRETTY FLOWERS
From Tuesday's Dally.
State Fisheries Superintendent W.
J. O'Brien was here today having
his car repaired at the local shops
and while in the city presented the
Journal with a very handsome bou
quet of white pond lillies that cer
tainly are very attractive to the eye
and as fine as can be found any
where. Blank Books at the Journal Office
GIVES SHOWER FOR BRIDE
The home of Mrs. L. W. Egenberg
er was the scene of a very pleasant
gathering on Saturday evening when
a number of friends enjoyed a mis
cellaneous shower in honor of Miss
Golda Noble, one of the forthcoming
brides of the week. The rooms of the
home were very tastefully arranged
with decorations of the summer gar-
! den flowers and the even spent in a
very entertaining series of guessing
contests. In the two contests Mrs.
Barbara Clement Cook and Miss
Margaret Scotten were awarded
prizes for their skill in answering
able hour very dainty refreshments'": 4. " . ol,
o,-,-.,1 V 1- V, k,(m tAlal- l"c "-UU1'"S 1" ilia i J
1 lJi.tiU ti,- Tro.i77i
ed in completing the delightful oc-
pucmn There were cnme ccrenteen
casion. Tnere were some seventeen
young ladies in attendance.
DEATH OF FORMER
CASS CO. WOMAN
Mrs. Lydia Eikenberry Henton Dies
at Home in Auburn, Nebr.,
After Short Illness.
The friends and relatives In Cass
county have received the announce
ment of the death of Mrs. Lydia Eik
enbarry Henton, which occurred on
last Monday at Auburn, where Mrs.
Henton has been making her home
with her daughter, Mrs. Herbert
Harris, for the past winter. The
death came after a short illness.
Mrs. Henton will he remembered
by the earlier residents of the coun
ty and she was a sister of Henry and
J. C. Eikenberry, Mrs. A. W. White
land Mrs. Joshua GaDen.'all of whom
'preceded her in death. She was also
an aunt by marriage of Mrs. W. F.
Gillespie and Mrs. J. H. Adams, of
Lydia Eikenberry was born May
11, 1844, in Burlington, Iowa. At the
age of 13 years she moved-to Platts
mouth with her parents and remain
ed here four yeara after her marriage
to George Henton on October 6th,
1S68. In the fall of 1872 they took
up a homestead in York county, re
siding there until last fall when they
moved to Auburn.
The deceased lady leaves a hus
band and three children to mourn
her loss, the latter being Frank .E.
Henton, Alberta, Canada; Mrs. Her
bert G. Harris, Auburn and Dr. Geo.
Earl Henton, Portland, Oregon; also
one sister, Mrs. S. A. Latta. of Lin
coln, and twelve grandchildren.
Early in life she became a member
of the Christian church to which she
remained faithful all her life. She
was a devoted wife and mother and
a kind friend and loved by all who
knew her. At the time of her death
she was 78 years, 1 month and 8
Short funeral services were held at
the home of the daughter in Auburn
last Wednesday morning, after which
were held and interment was made
the near relatives accompanied the Jack Lidgett, Dan Lynn. Sherman
body to the train and went to York, Austin, Charles Swan, Mrs. W. A.
Nebraska, where the funeral services , Tavlor. Clerks. E. W. Keedv. Alta
tue iuu cemeierj' uear me uiu;(jf -yy. t-neney, Jonn irvin.
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J. H. WATERMAN
Former Resident of This City and
Wife of Henry Waterman
Passed Away Pesterday.
From Mondav'n DiIlT
Mrs. J. II. Waterman, who was aj
te Burlfngton firs Extended their
ef alt b?heC 1 Imhom ?
. . . .
'of Henry Waterman well
fased 17. been in poor health
f Ji. J DL 2
friends here wil regret very much
to learn of her death.
The funeral wil be held Wednes
day afternoon at 3:30 and the body
brought to the old home at Lincoln
for burial in the family lot there.
OLD RESIDENTER HERE
Prom Monday Dally.
Saturday afternoon Charles Ellington-,
an old resident of this city, and
a son of W. R. Ellington, a pioneer
sheriff of Cass county, came down
from his present home at Omaha and
fP-t a few hours visiting with old
time friends. It has been thirty-five
years since Mr. Ellington left this
city and he noted a striking absence
of those with whom he had been
so intimately acquainted in the years
gone by. Mr. Ellington is now em
ployed at the court house in Omaha.
SUFFERS SEVERE FALL
Mrs. H. M. Wilcox, residing on
Washington avenue, suffered a very
serious fall on Saturday at her home
and as the result of which she is
still confined to her bed, not being
able to stand on her feet. Mrs. Wil
cox suffered severe injuries to her
left side and hip as well as the left
ankle.- She Is reported as being
slightly better this morning.
, NAMES WITH CLERK
Greater Part of County Precincts
Covered in List Filed With
Clerk of District Court.
The republican committee has fil
t,w,0 0 n(ioi ucf r ho
of the judges and clerks of election
t Center. Weeping Water precinct
d n f. 1 f th It of
' viiv- . . .
Plattsmouth, being in the list which
is as follows:
Tipton Judges, G. W. Peterson,
Jonathan Adams, Jacob Umland,
George Alhouse, August Seikman,
William Menchau. Clerks, It. C. Wen-
zel, Fred Longman, Fred Schweg-
mann. Valley Trumble, George Reit-
ter, J. D. Allen.
Greenwood Judges, Alfred An
derson, Charles Appleman, John S
Kinnear. H. Bornemeier, Elmer
Rosenow, Ed Taylor. Clerks, C. Oi
Bucknell, James Green.
Salt Creek Judges, F. W. Ether
edge. J. E. Schulling. John Mefford,
C. W. Armstrong, Elmer Mathias,
Dr. H. M. McFadden. Clerks, E. C
Coleman, Watson Howard. C. E. Cal-
fee, Evan Armstrong, S. E. Stradley,
Stove Creek Judges, Noel Me
Crary, B. I. Clements, William Kunz,
Fred Bornemeier, Frank Gustin,
Frank Lorenz. Clerks. Lyle Horton,
Carl Schneider, Osle Clements, Geo.
Wilson, Willard Clapp, Harry Tol
hurst. Elmwood Judges. August Pan-
ska. Albert Tool, O. J. Pothast, Fred
Zink. Clerks, Harry Gillespie, Ken
Louisville J. G. Schoemann, C.
G. Mayfield, M. N. Drake, E. C.
Twiss, C. E. Noyes, L. J. Mayfield.
Clerks, Richard Kraft, Frank Nich
ols, George Woods, C. W. Merriam.
Avoca Judges, E. L. Norris, J.
H. F. Ruhga. William Morley, Win
nifred Snyder, R. A. Nutzman, Ray
Norris, J. L. Nutzman.
Mt. Pleasant Judges, Wilson Gil
more. Cyrus Livingston, Walter An
derson, Elba Ingwerson, F. A. Han
son, Earl Tewyberry,. Arthur Hough.
Clerks, Frank E. Wood. Ruel Sack,
Harry Teffle, Miss Mae Barker, Mrs.
Lottie Brown, Mrs. F. H. Johnson,
Eight Mile Grove Judges, Louis
Hennings, Henry Albert, F. J. Hen
nings, Emial Ahl, Chris True. Clerks,
Louis C. Mayfield, William Schnei
der. Louis Frederich.
Nehawka Judges, R. C. Pollard.
J. J. Pollard, J. W. Magney. H. M.
Pollard, Chalmer Switzer, Delbert
Switzer. Clerks, Scott. Norris, George
Hansen, Hy Wessell, Charles Bates,
F. P. Sheldon. J. M. Palmer.
Liberty Judges, Mont Robb, Mrs
Taylor. Eva Hathaway, Gussie Robb,
West Rock Bluffs Judges, W. E.
Jenkins, George Lloyd,, J. Brown, C.
J. Tilson, John Edmunds, Glen
Thompson. Clerks, O. A. Davis, W.
G. Boedeker, O. T. Leyda, Roy How
ard. Ivan Deles Dernier.
East Rock Bluffs Judges, F. J.
Lillie, John Hendricks, A. A. Young,
Will Wehrbein, Robert Burr, Chas.
Reed. Clerks, George Parks, William
Shera, Mark Furlong. Art Sullivan,
Alex Campbell, C. Kessell.
Plattsmouth precinct Judges, C.
R. Todd, L. L. Wiles, James Griffin,
W. S. Wetenkamp, C. A. Wetencamp,
Clerks, S. G. Wiles, Sam Gilmour,
Harley Wiles, J. B. Livingston, W.
weeping water 1st ward Judges.
J- Domingo, L. P. Wolcott. Isaac
B. L. Philpot Clerks,
C. H. Wilson. S. J. Marshall. J. W.
"Swindle, Ray Jameson, John Robin-
-n. J. W. Colbert.
Weeping Water 2d ward Judges,
W. O. Ogden, Chas. Gilmore, A. E.
Barber, O. K. Cromwell. Clerks, R.
G. Glover, E. F. Marshall, Henry A.
Crozier, George E. Ellis.
ENGAGEMENT OF MISS OLA
The announcement is made of the
forthcoming marriage on July 20th
of Miss Ola Manola Kaffenberger,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A.
Kaffenberger, of Lincoln, and Mr.
Charles A. Spacht, former Platts
mouth school man. and well known
educator of Lincoln.
The wedding will occur at the
home of the bride's parents in the
capital city. The bride-elect comes
of one of the well known Cass coun
ty families, having been born in this
county and graduated from the high
school here, as well as the Iowa state
teachers' college at Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Mr. Spacht is well known in univer
sity circles and was graduated from
the Peru state normal in 1917 and
the University of Nebraska in 1921.
He is a member of the Acacia and
Alpha Kappa Psi fraternities at the
Miss Kaffenberger is a granddaugh
ter of the late J. II. Becker and a
niece of P. T., H. E. and W. A.
Becker and Mesdames C. T. Peacock
and F. A. Cloidt of this city.
Blank books at the Journal Office.
VISITS MOTHER HERE
P!lwarl Mumhv of San Francisco
son of Mrs. Mary Murphy of this
city, is here for a tew weeks visit
with the mother and his sister, Miss
Mae Murphy, and enjoying the op
nnrtimltv nf renewing the friend
ships of the. years past hen he was
a resident of tnis city. Mr. jwurphy
is in the railroad contracting busi
ness at San Francisco and this is the
first time in tlie last year that he ha3
been able to come back to the old
home for even a brief visit.
DEATH OF DIS
ATAGE BF 98
Efcen K. Long Passes . Away at Ma
sonic Home Last Evening a
From Tuesday's Dally.
Last evening at the Nebraska
Masonic Home in this city occurred
the death of Eben K. Long, aged
ninety-six years and the oldest mem
ber of the Masonic fraternity in the
state in both his years of life and as
a member of the, great fraternity.
Eben K. Long was born December
24, 1S26, in Newberryport, Massa
chusetts, and was made a member of
the Ancient, Free & Accepted Ma
eons in the year 1853, while still liv
ing in the east. He was an early resi
dent of the city of Omaha and one
who held a number of high positions
in that city, serving as justice of the
peace there for many years and was
also a member of the board of edul
cation of that city. For his splendid
services to the educational institu
tions of the state metropolis, he was
honored by the naming of one of the
city schools, "Long School." In his
earlier days in Omaha Mr. Long was
auditor of the Union Pacific railroad
and was acknowledged as one of the
active and prominent leaders in that
In the Masonic circles Mr. Long
rose to the position of grand com
cander of the Knights Templar of
Nebraska in the year 1SS2, and filled
that position with distinction and
His health has been -poorly for a
number of years and in 1916 he came
to the Nebraska Masoric Home here
where he has since made his home.
Mr. Long was honored by the Ma
sonic fraternity of the state with
the Jordan gold medal, given to the
veteran Masons here in 1920, when
a large number of the state Masons
The body of Mr. Long was taken
to Omaha this afternoon where the
funeral services will be conducted by
the Masons of that city and the in
terment made in the Forest Lawn
ENTERTAINS FOR NIECE
Last Friday evening at the coun
try home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stamp
a dellgntrul party was given on
their niece, Miss Grace Furlong, of
The evening was spent by playing
games, recitations given by Miss
Grace and Doris Furlong, dancing
and music given by player piano and
also by different members of the
At a suitable hour refreshments
were served consisting of punch and
cookies which added very much to
the enjoyment of the evening.
At a late hour the jolly party de
parted bidding Grace farewell as she
will depart for her home soon. The
party was sure enjoyed by all.
Those in attendance were: Misses
Marie Hutchison, Florence Nowacek,
Olive Fulton, Stazia and Rose War
ga, Hazel and Mable Sullivan, Flor-
ice Props, Mary Sedlak, Mable ur
long,. Messrs. Vera and Ernie Hitch
ison. Glenn Fitchorn, Charlie and
Albert Warga, Louis and Hursel
Furlong, Edward Furlong, George
Pugsley, Lincoln Wiles, and Matt
Fulton. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stamp,
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Furlong and fam
ily, Mrs. Grace Puzzley and Mrs. W.
RETURN FROM AUTO TRIP
From Tuesday s Dally.
Last evening Mrs. W. J. Streight
and daughter. Miss Mariel, returned
home from three weeks' trip to the
west and during which time they
visited at Yelowstone Park as well
as a number of points in the west
ern part of Nebraska. During the
time that the ladies were absent they
traveled over some 3,000 miles and
enjoyed a vacation that comes very
rarely in the changes of the coun
try from the fertile hills and valleys
of the eastern portion of the fair
state of Nebraska westward through
the sandhills to the Rocky mountains.
During the trip west and return Miss
Streight handled the car and was
fortunate in having only one punc
ture in the entire distance traveled
which is a record that any autoist
might be proud of. Mrs. Streight en
joyed a visit at Broken Bow and was
accompanied from that city by Miss
Vivian Barr, who will visit here for
a few weeks. Miss Barr was formerly
a teacher in the city schools here.
The auto party left Broken Bow yes
terday morning at 6 o'clock and ar
rived here at 6 last evening and that ;
with several stops on.: the road so.
that they have made most excellent
STOCK OF OOVEY
& SON ARE SOLD
FRANK I. FANGER IS THE SUC
CESSFUL BIDDER AT DIS
TRICT COURT SALE.
From Tuesday's Dal:y.
Yesterday afternoon the sale of the
buildings and the stock of goods
by the pioneer business house!
city, E. G. Dovey & Son. was j
disposed of in the district court by
the receiver, John F. Gorder, acting'
under orders of the district judge, J
James T. Begley.
There were a number of bids made!
on the rtock and the buildings sepa-! Plattsmouth Candidate for Progres
rately, but the successful bid on the' sive Nomination for Congress
combined stock of goods and the. Makes His Statement.
buildings was that of Frank I. Fan-
ger, proprietor of the department The following letter has been sent
?tore on upper Main street, who by Attorney A. L. Tidd to the news
rave the sum of $23,000 for the papers of the First congressional
stock and other properties of the; fnstrict relative to a ioint discussion
The sale covers all of the stock
carried by the firm of E. G. Dovey &
Son and which has been estimated at
from $10,000 to $15,000, and three
choice buildings in the best business!
ection of the city, and which in
themselves are fully worth the price
Mr. Fanger is to be congratulated
on his enterprise in securing the
buildings and his confidence in the
business future of the city that caus-
ed him to take on this responsibility
s a neavy property owner. Mr.
Fanger has been here only a com-
paratively short time and has during
!ns stay here become one of the
leading ngurcs in tne Dusiness lite oi
The new owner of the buildings
?tated last evening that it was his
intention to make the buildings he j
has just acquired just as modern
snd as up-to-date as possible and
that a new front that would com
pare favorably with any in the city
rvould be placed there as soon as
possible and that there would be
new floors put in the store buildings
's well 3 new and modern fixtures
that would tend to malre' the 'store
one that would be a credit to the
With the fine stock carried by the
Dovey store and the large stock of
Mr. Fanger, it should make the start
rf a real modern department store
that will add much to the business
life of the community.
In addition to the business houses
on Main street. Mr. Fanger also ac
quires the ware house and lots op
the south side of the alley at the
rear of the store buildings.
This is the last chapter in the
history of the oldest business house
in cass county ana wmcn was nrstjant spcial time and the members ex
launched in 1S63 and has had a very
trying experience in the past few
years, as the litigation in the Dovey
interests has tended to anect the 'the near future. This is the third
store and the other properties. faithful member the Auxiliary has
With the new owner it is expected i lost recently by removal from the
tov place the store once more in the' city. Discussions were had as to the
iront ranks or the business nouses;
of the city.
Two Men Named Dillon and Fisher
Found There This Morning
From Tuesday'! Iaily.
This morning about 3 o'clock the
Standard Oil filling station at Green
wood was visited by two parties from
Iowa who proceeded to attempt to
fill up their Ford with gasoline with
out the formality of securing the
same from the custodian of the sta
tion. The two men had sawed off the
locks on the oil pump and were right
in the act of purloining the gas when
they were discovered by Greenwood
citizens and taken into custody.
Sheriff Quinton, accompanied by
Ben Rainey, made the trip out to
Greenwood and brought the two men
in and lodged them in the county jail.
The two men claim that they are
residents of Monana, Clayton coun
ENJOY GOOD PROGRAM
From Tuesday's Dally.
The movie fans at the Movie- Gar
den were given an excellent bill last
evening in Priscilla Dean in "Repu
tation," and the first round of "The
Leather Pushers." In "Reputation"
Miss Dean, one of the leading melo
dramatic stars of the stage, was giv
en a great opportunity of showing
her talents and in the play display
ed her marked ability. The story
deals with the stage and Miss Dean
take the parts of a mother and
daughter which she portrays splen
didly. In "The Leather Pushers" Regin
ald Denny has a very entertaining
picture of ring life and which cov
ers a series of several rounds, of
which the first was shown last eve
ning and made a deep impression on
the audience who will eagerly await
the next round which will be shown
WILD WEST SHOW
From Monday's Daily.
There were quite a number of the
lovers of good horseflesh present yes
terday morning at the Wallace War
ner home west of the city to witness
the exhibition of Wild West riding
given by McKinley Petty. There
were a number of horses secured
that had not been broke to ride and
these Mr. Petty proceeded to try out
and the occasion proved one of the
greatest interest to the audience that
was in attendance.
M8REIIEAD MADE BY
ATTY. A. L, TiOD
I nf thf inps of th ramnal?n hf-
tWeen the candidates:
June 26, 1922.
Hon. John II. Morehead.
Falls City Nebraska
! near Sir-
As you have filed as a candidate
for congress on both the democratic
and progressive tickets for the pri
mary election to be held on July 18,
1922, and I have filed on the pro-
gressive party ticket only, I there-
fore challenge you to a joint public
debate on the issues on the public
questions of this campaign from the
! same platform. You present the ar-
' gument for the democratic side, and
; I will present the argument for the
progressive side. The debate to be
held at Nebraska City. Auburn, Te
cumseh and Pawnee City on dates to
be agree upon between July 1st and
10th, 1922. The expenses and time
allotments to be agreed upon. I am
sending copies of this letter to the
press of this district. I am,
A. L. TIDD.
, For Congress in
' - ; First District. -
LEGION AUXILIARY MEETING
From Tuesday's Dally.
The American Lecrion Auxiliary
held their regular meeting for the
month of June yesterday afternoon,
at the American Legion club rooms.
This meeting was in the nature of
a farewell for Mrs. E. C. Neil, who
will leave for Valley, Nebraska,
about the. 1st of July, where she
will care for a sister, who is an in
valid. The greater portion of the af-
ternoon' was devoted to a very pleas-
presed regret at having to lose Mrs.
Niel from their midst and trust that
she may be able to return to them in
purchase of a flag for this organiza
tion. Mesdames John Lutz, R. H.
Patton and W. T. Millbern were host
esses on this occasion and at an ap
propriate time served delicious re
freshments. Lose anything? Find anything T
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Radio activity, they tell us, has ad
ded to the air thousands of new sound
There's one new note, however,
which you may already have detected
without the aid of an instrument. It's
the NEW OPTIMISM that came a few
months ago when business took on a
more steady, even tone.
Haven't you noticed it? Let's work
now to keep business sound and rational.
The First national 3ank
THE BANK WHERE ' VOU FEEL AT HOWE
pjjvrrsMOUTH JJL, kebraszca.
Member Federal Reserve
ATTEMPT TO KID
NAP JOHN E. HAZ
Grandchildren of George E. Dovey
of This City Threatened by
Enemies at Their Home.
The New York Evening Journal
of June 20th has an account of the
threats made by enemies to kidnap
the children of Mr. and Mrs. John
E. Hazzard, from their home at Great.
Neck, Long Island.
The parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
E. Hazzard, are widely known in the
theatrical profession, Mr. Hazzard
being a well known author and com
poser as well as musical comedy star,
while Mrs. Hazzard was formerly
Miss Alice Dovey, daughter of George
E. Dovey of this city, and known
largely for her work in the musical
comedies of the last few years.
The parents received the threa
tening letters at their home and the
affair seems to be a well planned
plot to gain the possession of the
children and to secure a revenge on
the tamily, altro the reason for tlie
attitude of the supposed kidnappers
has not been revealed.
District Attorney Weeks of Nas
sau, New York, where the family re
sides, has been hunting the author
of the anonymous letter which was
reecived a week ago by the Hazzard
family but which has been kept se
cret in the hopes of securing the au
thor of the letter.
The part of the letter given out
reads: "Your children are going to
be kidnapped, no matter how long
it takes. This is my revenge."
This letter follows an attempted
robbery of the Hazzard home last
April and the police and authorities
are connecting or seeking a clue in
the two affairs that may reveal the
author of the threatening letter.
The children are being guarded
in the Hazzard home in fear that the
blow may come at any moment from
the parties threatening them. Ther
are two children. Jack, Jr., and Ann
The receipt of the threat to the
children has caused more or less ap
prehension from the family in this
city and they await with Interest
the efforts of the New York author
ities to run down the party or par
ties that have caused the trouble.
SAYS "SHORT TERM" VOTE
ON SEPARATE BALLOT
Lincoln, June 26. Placing of the
names of candidates for the nomina
tion as congressmen from the First
district to fill the vacancy caused by
the resignation of Congressman C.
F. Reavis on the same ballot as can
didates for the regular primary is all
wrong, according to P. A. Barrown,
himself a candidate, in a letter ad
dressed today to Attorney General
Clarence A. Davis.
He points out that the correct way
is for separate ballot in the special
election, July 18.
WILL ENTER CONTEST
Verne Hendricks of Murray re
ceived a letter from the chamber of
commerce of St. Joseph, Missouri,
asking him to enter the field and
track meet at that place the Fourth
Blank Books at the Journal Office.
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