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VOL. 270. XXXV11L
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1922.
VERY ONE SIDED
Trim M. W. A. Team of State Me
tropolis by Score of 8 to 2 in
From Monday's Dally.
' The baseball contest in which the;
' Merchants of this city and the M.
W. A. tram or Omaha were the par
ticipants yesterday afternoon, proved
a very one-sided affair in which the
locals had the long end of an S to 2
It was the first game on the home
grounds in the last few weeks and
was in marked contrast to the close
and hard fought games that the lo
cals have had at other places they
had played and was slow in being
played out, it requiring some two
hours to complete the tight and a
For the locals. Harry Newman was
the most successful sticker with
three runs to his credit, while Her
old snaged two of the slants of the
visiting pitcher. Huston, pitcher of
the lodge team, was easy at all times
and the result was that locals were
in no doubt of the victory from the
start of the game.
Connors was the hurler of the
Jlerchants and fanned nine of the
visitors as well as giving four passes
to first base.
The tabulated score of the game is
ah ir ro a e
Herold, 3b 5 2 0 4 0
ODonnell, lb 3 17 0 1
Newman. 2b 5 3 2 1 1
Mason. If 4 2 4 0 0
McCarthy, rf 3 10 0 0
Gradoville, ss 4 12 11
. 1 . M yv n z"v 1 '
npreciier, ci 1 v u v u
Wolff, c 2 1 12 2 0
Connors, p 3 10 3 0
Totals 35 12 27 11 3
M. W. A.
Ai: H ro A E
Hayes, ss 4 0 3 2 1
Davis, 2b 2 0 3 1 0
Starbuck, c 4 0S" 0" 0
Fletcher, lb 4 0 6 0 0
Bates, cf 4 1 TJ 0 0
Rian, 3b 4 13 11
Graham, If 3 0 0 0 0
Oshenbeam, rf 4 1 0 0 0 1
Huston, p 3 0 0 0 1
Totals 32 3 24
The Horning ball team won an
other victory Sunday, August 13th,
beating the "Dutch" bunch west of
Plattsmouth to the tune of 20 to 17,
in a nine inning game of baseball.
Not a Dutchman passed second
base in the first four innings. With
"Granny" Mumm tossing for Horn
ing, the Dutch were shut out the
first four innings eight to nothing.
Smith relieved Mumm after the
fourth and the ball game went soar
ing in scores.
Clarence Mumm made a home run.
Hert Fulton, Horning second base
man, made an unassisted tripple
play in the second with two on. Al
so several double plays featured by
the Horning team.
The batteries were as follows:
Horning: Mumm, Smith and Ful
ton; Dutch Settlement: White, Bils
by and Speck.
The Kock Bluff "bluffers" will
please tit up and take notice as
Horning can and will beat them any
HORNING BALL TEAM.
EDITOR AS SOLDIER
Among the members of the Ne
braska national guard encamped
here is one of the newspaper profes
sion in the person of F. D. Stone of
Co. F of Hartington, who has thrown
aside his work as the editor of the
Hartington Herald to spend two
weeks out with the members of his
company. Mr. Stone Is corporal of a
squad and enjoys very much the du
ties of being the boss, janitor and
general advisor of the eight buddies
that share with him the responsi
bilities of the squad existence. Gen
erally speaking the corporal has all
the responsibility of the members of
his squad on his shoulders and Cor
poral Stone is sure enjoying this part
of the camp routine. While having
the opportunity of doing other work
he elected to remain with the squad
and take the brunt of the training
as well as the bawling out that comes
as part of the daily life of the cor
poral. ENJOY FINE TIME
The home of Vernon Arn was the
scene of a very pleasant gathering
the last of the week when J. D. Dy
sart and family of Union. Charles
Arn of California and his friend with
whom he is traveling, gathered here
for a real old time family . reunion.
The occasion was one of the great
est of pleasure to all of the family
and will long be very delightfully
Phone the Journal office when yon
are in need of job printing of any
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ENJOYS PLEASANT VISIT
Yesterday Father Ferdinand Sues
ser, rector of the Holy Rosary Cath
olic church, enjoyed a very pleasant
visit from Dr. Leraer of Omaha, the
specialist, who a year ago performed
a very difficult operation on the gen
ial rector, and with Dr. Lemer, Dr.
T. P. Livingston of this city was a
guest at the home of Rev. Suesser
for dinner. The time was very much
enjoyed with the splendid repast
provided and the delightful sur
roundings of the home that were
very appealing in the heated and
ENJOY A MOST
Young Men and Women of St. John's
Catholic Church Hold Picnic
From Monday's Dally.
Yesterday, the John Bergman
farm, west of Mynard, was the scene
of the most phasant gathering of
young men and women on the occas
ion of the picnic of the St. John's
sodality of the St. John's Catholic
church of this city.
The members of the party were
taken to the picnic grounds in autos
and found a very choice spot await
ing them for the picnic party, the
shade and the stream of running wa
ter being especially appealing on the
hot and sunshiny day, and here for
the greater part of the morning and
afternoon the young people spent the
time most enjoyably.
Games were the order of the day
and these proved very pleasant di
versions for the jolly party of thirty
four young folks and among these a
game of baseball was one of the fea
tures as the party divided into two
teams and waged a red hot battle
for the honors of the game. How
ever, the score rolled up is not avail
able for publication.
At a suitable hour the repast pre
pared for the occasion was spread
beneath the shade of the trees and
the jolly party did ample justice to
the good things prepared for them
by the ladies.
CHANGES IN BARBER
SHOPS TAKE PLACE
Fullerton & McCrary and Lewis &
- Fullerton Consolidate Shops
At the Hotel Wagner.
From Monday's Dally.
This morning, a change was made
in the barber shops of the city when
two of the shops were consolidated
and the field of competition lessened
by the one shop. The shop of Ed Ful
lerton and Douglas McCrary, which
, has been operated in the Trilety
i buijding, was consolidated with the
I Hotel Wagner barber shop, owned
by Wayne Lewis and Luke Fuller
i ton. and the equipment of both of
the shons will be placed in the Ho-
tel Wagner and the shop operated as
a three chair shop until the return
of Mr. McCrary from California,
when it will be run as a four chair
tonsorial establishment and will be
one of the neatest and most attrac
tive in the city.
WILL MAKE THE RACE
The many friends of J. G. Meising
er, who was nominated as the candi
date for county treasurer by the pro
gressive party at the July primary,
will be pleased to learn that Mr.
Meisinger ha3 not declined the nom
ination and intends to make the race
at the November election.
The misunderstanding in the mat
ter was caused by the fact that Mr.
Meisinger had never received a cer
tificate of nomination and he called
at the office of the county clerk Sat
urday where a certificate was issued
to him and the nomination was at
The Journal is entirely blameless
in printing the statement that Mr.
Meisinger had not accepted the nom
ination as its reported had received
this information at the office of the
However, the item has served to
clear up the matter as upon hearing
of the same, Mr. Meisinger imme
diately got busy to find out why he
was not to be in the race at the gen
WILL ATTEND GOLDEN WEDDING
From Monday's Dally.
Mr. and Mrs. August Roessler de
parted today for Grant, Neb., where
they go to attend the golden wedding
anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. August
Boehmer, parents of Mrs. Roessler.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Homan of Free
man. S. D., and Miss Hattie Roessler
of this city will depart later by auto
for Grant to join the family reunion
and Karl Roessler of Alliance is also
expected to participate In the very de
lightful family gathering. Mr. and
Mrs. Boehmer are well known here
where they have been frequent visi
tors and their many friends will join
in wishing them many returns of the
pleasant anniversary that marks the
half century of wedded life.
'WASHINGTON AVENUE PROJECT
TO BE COMPLETED HOME
BIDDER THE LOWEST.
From Tuesday' Daily.
With heated conditions prevailing
without the city council held a very
quiet session with but little out of
the ordinary to mar the peace of the
meeting and aside from the delay
made necessary by the time to figure
up the sewer bids, the meeting was
passed very quickly.
The residents of the vicinity of
13th and Dey streets presented a
request for a street light at the
corner of 13th street, which was re
ferred to the lighting committee to
take up and settle.
The request of J. E. Mason for
permission to place a gasoline tank
in front of the Tidd building on
lower Main street, was referred to
the streets, alley and bridges com
mittee to look into the matter.
Dr. P. J. Flynn, city physician,
presented a number of reports from
the state laboratories in regard to
the city water which had been
taken from the hydrant at the Bur
lington station and the city medical
head stated that the result of the
examination revealed the fact that
the water is good for all purposes.
This report was placed on file.
City Clerk Duxbury reported that
in the past month he had collected
the sum of $1,031.78, and which had
been placed in the hands of the city
C. E. Hartford, the guardian of
the city strong box, reported that
there was at the beginning of the
month a balance of $48,000 in the
treasury and $74,000 in registered
warrants. This was a very pleasing
report as It showed a marked de
crease in the amount of outstanding
registered warrants against the city
at this time.
Police Judge Weber reported the
sum of $135 in his office for the
month just closed and .this was re
ferred to the police committee- -
The fire and water committee re
ported through Chairman McCarty
that the fire department had tested
out the new hydrants on Lincoln
avenue and on west Oak street and
found that the supply of water was
inadequate to the needs of fire pro
tection and accordingly the motion
was made that the city clerk notify
the water company to look into the
matter or the hydrant rental be
Councilman Sebatka of the police
committee complained of friction in
the police department and the fact
that the Burlington guards were be
ing treated in a manner better than
they deserved and in this Councilman
Ptacek joined with an attack on the
use of the guards that had been im
ported into the city and he stated be
did not think the city government
should show them any partiality and
that the matter should be looked in
to at once. Mayor Johnson stated
that he would take up the subject
and see what could be dene in re
gard to it.
The bids on the construction of the
sewer on Washington avenue were
then read and it was found bids had
been submitted on both granite
block and concrete types of sewer.
The bidders were H. J. Petersen Co.,
of Omaha; Central Bridge & Con
struction Co., Wahoo; Bert Coleman
and the Modern Construction Co., of
this city. The bids were turned
over to the streets, alleys and bridges
committee for tabulation and the re
port showed that the Modern Con
struction Co. of this city was the
lowest on the concrete sewer and
they were awarded the bid for $4,
598. The second partial estimate on
the paving of Main street was read
and the sum of $4,399.4S allowed
the contractor, Mr. Bert Coleman,
over and above the amount deducted
by the city as a guarantee.
The finance committee of the coun
cil presented the following report
which was accepted and the amounts
ordered paid, and following which
the council had adjournment:
Bi-Lateral Hose Co., hose to
S. L. Collins Oil Co., gas to
Platts. Fire Dept. four nozzel-
W. A. Swatek, supplies, police 3.90
John Zitka. street work 42.75
W. A. Swatek. supplies, city 8.16
Lincoln Tel. Co., rents 6.05
Neb. Gas & Elec. Co., light,
city hall 2.31
C. E. Hartford, stamps and
William Weber, police judge 30.00
William Heinrich, police 70.00
Peter Gradoville, same 70.00
B. P. O. E. band, concerts 320.00
Frank Perchance, work at the
Wesley Kalasek, same 48.60
Ed Svoboda, same 12.15
Louis Horack, same 42.75
William Kief, constructing
Neb. Gas & Elec. Co., street
W. A. Swatek, supplies for
John Iverson, for sharpening
Joe McMaken, Jr., for street
work 67.. ".7
O. L. York, same 94.00
ay McMaken, same S5.95
John Maurer, same 65.02
John Frady. welding .50
J. N. Elliott, street commis
Harry Gouchenor, for street
Ed Cotner, same 59.S4
W. H. FREESE POORLY
from Monday's Dally.
The reports from the bedside of W.
II. Freese today are that t he patient
is still suffering greatly from his at
tack of stomach trouble and his con
dition apparently fs quite serious. Mr.
Freese has been poorly for several
days but it was not until yesterday
that his condition became much ser
ious. DEPUTY STATE
SHERIFF MAKES A
Karl Schmitt, Assistant to State
Sheriff Hyers, Makes Leap
Into Bootlegger Car.
From Tuesday's Dallv.
Deputy State Sheriff Karl Schmitt
leaped into the car cf a bootlegger
on Sixtli street here last night and
threw a great scare into the ped
dler of the intoxicating linuor as
well as effecting his capture. The
stunt was not without danger and
the deputy sheriff is deserving of a
great deal of commendation for his
It seems that Schmitt and Officer
Grebe were out in the vicinity of
the Nebraska Masonic home when a
Buick roadster came by that they
hailed but which fai'ed to stop ant'
accordingly the officers took after
the car and when near the Sixth
street intersection they overhauled
the car and with one leap Mr.
Schmitt jumped-- from his car into
that of the bootlegger, and the own
er of the cs-t- seeing the position he
was In started to step on the ta.a and
tried to get away, b-it Mr. Schmitt
soon quieted down the offender and
the car was driven to the court
house to awart disposition.
In the car were found five gallons
of alcohol as well as an automatic
gun that would have proven a very
dangerous weapon had it been brot
The owner of the car gave the
name of John Hanfelt and his resi
dence as Tecumseh. and stated he
had secured the liquor in Omaha. He
was given a fine of $100 and costs
by Justice William Weber, who was
kept up by the watchdogs of the
law until after midnight operating
the mills of justice.
CRAWS DOWN FINE
From Tuesday's Dally.
This morning George Harms, a
middle aged man was in the court of
Judge William Weber to answer to
the charge of being drunk, he having
alighted from the Burlington train
last night in a condition that might
be called well "lit up."
He was taken to the city jail and
lodged there all night and this morn
ing to the court he acknowledged
his shortcomings and the fact that
he had imbibed too freely of the
drink that is a snare and a delusion.
He was given $5 and costs, which he
paid and went on his way rejoicing.
DRAWS DOWN FINE
From Monday's Dally.
This morning the continuance in
the case of Charles Tilton was taken
up by Judge William Weber in po
lice court. The evidence of Marion
Ossenkop and Charles Reichart of
Louisville, who had been with Mr.
Tilton on the occasion when it was
alleged that he had procured several
bottles of beer, was taken and their
testimony was very favorable toward
the defendant as far as the sale of
the beer had been concerned. This,
with the testimony of Mr. Earl Wil
liams, caused the court to look on
the matter in a very favorable light
and Mr. Tilton was given a light fine
of $5 and costs, amounting to $10.50,
on the chaFge of having been involv
ed in the securing of the beer.
Saturday afternoon Judge Weber
assessed a fine-of $100 and costs on
Mac Cook of Nebraska City on the
charge of possession of Intoxicating
liquor and which was paid by the
defendant and he was discharged
SUFFERS SEVERE ACCIDENT
From Tuesday's Daily.
Mable, the little daughter of Coun
cilman Jack Brittain, is laid up at
home as the result of a severe acci
dent sustained Sunday while play
ing around home. In company with
a number of other children, Mable
was playing "hide and seek," and as
she dashed for the base in the game,
one of the playmates gave her a
slight push and she fell, striking her
arm in such a manner that a frac
ture of the forearm was sustained.
We can furnish yon Llank hooka
most any kind at Journal office.
THE STATE TOURNEY
Lincoln State Journal Points Out an
Increasing Intel est in Tennis
Also Many Changes.
The stpte tennis tournament is
over. It has demonstrated two
things besides furnishing recreation
for Nebraska's cleverest racquet
swingers. First,' tennis is becoming
much more popular; second, the
game is undergoing changes which
eliminate nil but the ir-sot skillful.
The first statement can easily be
proved by glancing br.ck at the at
tendance from start to finish. When
one thousand people will sit for
over an hour under a baking sun to
watch .1 tennis match they are cer
tainly interested. That's exactly
whft took place Friday afternoon
when Ralph Powell and E. R. Mc
Cormick, the cla.s of the tournament,
battled for the r.tata title. And they
went back Saturday for the doubles
The second statement is based up
on the word of veterans who were
here this year. Notably Rev. John
Calvert, of Plattsmouth, newly elect
ed president of the state association,
who has been playing the game for
Put the big item is the changed
attitude of the galleries. It hasn't
been many years ago that the aver
age .vox popper thought any man
who played tennis must wear lace
on his nighty. But those who come
to scoff now remain to praise.
With the additional interest which
tournament play always leaves in its
wake the twenty eight university
courts ahoul.1 be filled the remainder
of the summer. The Nebraska play
ers are to be commended for their
attitude toward developing younger
players by adding a junior tourna
ment which will be held in conjunc
tion with the next state meet here
Tennis is like any other game.
The real expert get his training
when was st capable of being
a. barefoot boy with cheeks of tan,
whether he was or not.
whether he was or not. Lincoln
DOINGS IN COUNTY COURT
From Tuesdays Dally.
This morning the matter cf the
probate of the will of Sylvester Math
ews, deceased of Weeping Water,
came up for hearing with Oliver M.
Wise, one of the heirs of the estate.
Attorney C. E. Tefft and Dr. F. W.
Kruse, one of the witnesses to the
will, being present. The estate is
largely in personal property and
amounts to something like $16,000.
In the estate of Col. J. B. Seyboldt,
deceased of Murray, the petition for
the probate of the estate was filed
and the name of M. S. Briggs as ad
ministrator of the estate was con
firmed. This estate is estimated to be
worth in the neighborhood of $60,
000. VISITS OLD FRIENDS
From Tuesday's Dally.
This morning Mr. and Mrs. Ed
St oner of Omaha motored down
from their home. bringing with
them E. W. Stoner of Sutton, father
of Ed Stoner, and who was a resi
dent of this city some twenty-six
Mr. Stoner, Sr., and Abraham
Rupley of this city were associated
together as tinners at the store of
W. W. Coates here and the visit of
the old time tinners was a very
pleasant one. This is the first visit
of Mr. Stoner here since his removal
and he noted many changes in the
city. Mr. Rupley accompanied the
party back to Omaha for a short
UNDERGOES AN OPERATION
From Tuesday's Dally.
Yesterday at the Methodist hospi
tal in Omaha Mrs. Frank Sebatka,
Jr., was operated on for an affliction
of the nose and at the last reports
was doincr verv nicelv and everv in
dication was for her speedy recov1
ery. Mr. Sebatka was with his wife
at the hospital during the operation
and remained until she was thoroly
out of the effects of the operation.
OPERATED ON YESTERDAY
From Tuesday's Dally.
W. II. Freese, who was quite seri
ously ill yesterday was hurried to
Omaha in the afternoon and taken
to the Immanuel hospital, Mr. Henry
Copenhaver of Syracuse, driving the
patient up in his car and the opera
tion performed as soon as the patient
reached the hospital. He is now re
ported as doing as well as could pos
sibly be expected under the circum
stances. HEARING ON WILL
From Wednesday's Dally.
This morning in the county court
a hearing was had on the matter of
the probate of the will of the late
Charles R. Jordan of Alvo. The in
strument names the four sons of the
deceased as the executors of the will.
The estate is one that will run from
$125,000 to $150,000 and consists
largely of land In Cass county, Can
ada and Kansas and with $25,000 in
LEAVE FOR CALIFORNIA
From Monday's Daily.
As the red orb of day made its
appearance in the sky this morning
a party of four well known young
men of this city made their depar
ture for the far-off, sun-kissed shores
of the blue Pacific, Douglas Mc
Crary, Harry Speck. Glen Chandler,
and Frank Miller comprising the
members of the party. The boys will
make the trip in the Ford touring
car of Mr. Chandler and expect to
have one of the times of their lives
on the trip. They will go by way of
Denver and San Francisco to Los An
geles, which i? the destination of
the expedition. As to their future
plans the boys are undecided wheth
er to stay on the coast or not but
will at least enjoy a real visit there.
Good Feeling Caused by Reports of
Bumper Crops All Over the
U. S. Money Easier.
New York, Aug. 12. Figures
given out by the department of agri
culture showing that the United
States will have bumper food crops
this year and renewed efforts to
settle the railroad and coal strikes
caused a more optimistic feeling in
the business world.
Money is fairly plentiful. New
bond offerings have reached the low
est ebb of the year, the total this
week being only $20,095,000.
The stock market continues strong
with the price trend upward. Many
localities in both industrial and agri
cultural regions report better trade
Bank clearings for the entire coun
try were estimated this week at $6.
4.",6,I)12,120, against $7,457,653,459
the preceding week and $5,884,219,
015 this week last year.
Bradstreets reported 368 business
failures this week compared with 352
the preceding week and 329 this
week last year. Most of them were
in the southern states.
Rate on money for call loans In
Wall street ranged this week from 5
to 3 14 per cent. Ninety day loans
were made at 4 per cent.
Stock market The average price
of twenty representative industrial
issues of the New York stock ex
change was 97.06 against 97.03 last
week and 66.88 this week last year.
The average price of twenty repre
sentative railroad stocks was 89.30
against S9.1S last week and 71.93
this week last year.
There is a disposition in some
parts of the south to believe that
the crop will be bigger than the of
ficial estimate despite damage from
the bol weevil and bad weather.
These optimists predict a crop of
from 11,500,000 to 12,000,000 bales.
The amount of the crop brought into
sight during the week was 118,657
Wheat prices sagged to the lowest
level of the year during the week.
There was a decline in the demand
of grain for export. On account of
the rail shopmen's strike cars are be
coming scarce in some parts of the
grain belt, retarding the movement
of the wheat and corn.
Blank Books at the Journal Office
Year in and year out for almost 51
years, people have come to the oldest
bank in Plattsmouth with their business
The sum-total of these confidences
stands for our collective experience our
ability to counsel wisely in money mat
ters. And this experience forms the basis
for our claim to recognition as a helpful
i The First national bank
THE BANK WHERE
PLATTSMOUTH Jgl, NEBRASKA.
Member Federal Reserve
DEATH OF MISS
Long Time Resident of Cass County
Passes Away at Home of Sis
ter, Mrs. P. J. Vallery.
i i'rom Wednesdays I -ally,
j Following an illness of tin past
I two months. Miss Elizabeth Si h la n-
der passed away at 3:30 this morn
ling at th' home of her sister. Mr..
J Peter J. Vallery, where for the past
i i. . i , i.
twenty yuan sue iias mum ner mime.
The deceased lady has resided in
Cass county since 1S72, when she
was brought here by her parents
from Illinois, ind has since made her
home here for the greater part of
the time. Miss Schland-r was born
November 1, 1858, near Pckiu, III.,
and spent her childhood there until
the removal of the parents to Ne
braska, some fifty years ago. She was
a lady universally esteemed by those
who had the opportunity of knowing
her and her death tomes as a severe
blow to the members of her family
and the friends of many years stand
ing. Besides Mrs. Vallery, she leaves
another sister, Mrs. John Bergman
of this city.
The funeral services will be held
on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the Vallery home and will be
conducted by Rev. H. Kottich of the
St. Paul's Evangelical church.
BIG LAND DEAL
MADE THIS WEEK
Consideration of $90,000 Involved
in Deal Between Bert Everett
of Union and J. W. Sage.
From WednrKday's Dally.
One of the biggest land deals clos
ed in this cour.ty for several years,
in fact since the high prices of war
times, was completed this week be
tween Bert Everett of Union, and
James AV. Sage of this city, the con
sideration in the deal being about
$90,000, and Mr. Sage becomes the
bwner of the Everett 252 acres of
land near Union, and Mr. Everett
now owns one of the finest ranchet
in the state, known as the O'Neill
ranch near Occonto, which has been
owned by Mr. fcage for a number of
years. The deal was made thru the
agency of W. E. Rosencrans of thU
city, who has been one of the prime
land promoters in this state for a
number of years, and when times are
so close that "Rosey" cannot uncov
er a live one once in a while they
are sure buried pretty deep. We un
derstand that Mr. Everett will soon
move to his new place and engac
in stock raising on an extensive
scale. This ranch contains 1,11.1
TAKEN TO HOSPITAL
From Wednesday's Dally.
Mrs. D. O. Dwyer, who has been
poorly for the past five weeks, was
taken to Omaha yesterday and plac
ed in the Immanuel hospital wlurr
she will remain for some time tak
ing treatment. The many friends of
Mrs. Dwyer are hopeful that she may
soon show signs of improvement and
be able to return to her home in thin
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