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VOL. NO. xxxvin.
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 14, 1922.
IN AN OLD TIME
PAUL H. ROBERTS BUYS AND
TAKES POSSESSION OF E. J.
PJCHEY LUMBER YARD.
From Monday's Dny
Paul H. Roberts bought and took
possession of the Uichey Lumber
yards here today, completing a trans
action that has been pending fcrr the
past two weeks. Recently Mr. Rob
erts sold his yard and stock of the
P. H. Roberts Lumber company at
Clarks, Nebraska, to Y. J. Hender
son & Co. of that place and retired
from all interest in the business at
Mr. Roberts, prior to going to
Clarks. was for fourteen years en
gaged in the conduct of a lumber
yard at Cedar Creek, but has closed
out all his former business enter
prises and is now solely interested
in the lumber business in Platts-
The business here will be conduct-
ed under the name of the P. H. Rob-'of these schools over the county,
erts Lumber Co.. of which Mr. Rob-1 In the . penmanship work the
erts will be the sole owner. Plattsmouth schools secured first in
The transaction marks a change the city class while the country
in one of the old business firms of schools were first in their class in
the city and which for forty-three j excellence of their work. Districts
years has been conducted by the 7 and 66 divided honors in first
Richey family, the late owner of theorize for primary work in penman
business being Emmons J. Richey. . ship.
This lumber yard was established in j The total of the cash prizes re
1879 by J. G. Richey and John C. j ceived was $50.63 and while not a
Cummins and was conducted by them large sum, represents a great deal of
until a few years later, when F. M. . honor for the county and its schools.
Richey arrived in this city from Af-, Cass county and Plattsmouth cap
ton. Iowa, and purchased the inter- J turod fifteen first prizes, eleven see
est of Mr. Cummins and the lumber j cue!, eleven third, eight fourth, and
yard has since that time been wholly eight fifth prizes.
in charge of the members of this' In the total the county showed the
family, F. M. Richey later purchas-! best of any in the state and the ex
ing the interests of his brother and hibits this year were much larger
conducting the affairs of the firm,
with the assistance of his sons.
Since the death of the elder Mr.
Richev. E. J. Richey has had active
charge of the business and made it
one of the most suceessfaiL.-buaie.ess
enterprises in the city and one of In the rewards given for the school
the best lumbar! yards .in this por-! work. Miss Alpha Peterson, the coun
ticn of the state. ----- ty SUperjntendent, feels well pleased
Mr. Roberts, the new owner of the and Miss Marie Kaufmann, who has
busiress. brings a great deal of prac-jbeen the penmanship supervisor of
tica.1 experience to the business with j the cit y schools, is deserving of much
his lifetime of work in this line of; credit for the excellent work of the
trade and being well known here, j schools as are also the teachers
will be able to take up the conduct . themselves, who have had the indi
of the affairs of the firm in splendid vidual work of the scholars.
of unusual brightness he should be
a valuable asset to the city and the
community in the business life of
The retiring owner, Mr. Richey,
has not decided definitely what he
will engage in for the future and his
friends are hopeful that he will con-
tinue to make this city ins ruture
home as he has extensive interests
here and has been very active in
promoting the advancement of the
citv and its best interests ince
suming his place in the business life
of the community.
OMAHA AUTOIST VISITOR
i ri irrniiniiTii .
IN Pi flTTSMn ITH TnilAY
From Monday s raUv.
This morning J. M.
Omaha, salesman of
States Rubber Co.. of
here for a few hours
Rome business matters
is the gentleman who was involved
in the altercation at Nehawka a
short time ago. in which he was
given rather rough treatment and
which has had more or less airing in
the state press for the past two
wnue mt. l nomas is sun ieeiing
that he wr.s given the worst of the ;
affair in the way he was treated atl
the hands of State Deputy Sheriff
HrcliA i Vfirv Tn.nr! i Ti liie nroiao
of the manner in which he was treat-1
ed here bv the count v authorities From Tuesday's Dally,
and Countv Attornev Cole in par-l Yesterday at the court house oe
ticular. w hom he states is a real curred thf" marriage of two of the
gentleman in the conduct of the af-t young people of the community, Miss
fairs of his office and gives those ' Jessie Gouchenour and Mr. Mart
brought before him the very fairest ' Sheldon. The ceremony was perform
of treatment. j e ky Judge Beeson in his usual
I'pon the representation of Mr. j pleasing manner.
Cole. Mr. Thomas was fined only the! The bride was gowned in a dark
Bum of $1 and costs in the case, but
the costs proved quite high, amount
ing to $14.
It will be remembered that Mr.
Thomas did not have his license card
on exhibit in his car, but had it in
his pocket at the time of the alterca
tion at Nehawka with the deputy
FIXES UP ROOF
From Monda'i Da.ll"'.
While John C. Brittain has been
off on the strike he has been engag
ed in making a number of repairs
on the Cass county court house roof
and replacing the slate shingles that
have in the course of time become
displaced or worn ouf. Mr. Brittain
is an expert in working on build
ings of a great height and was de
sirous of repainting the flag pole on
the court house but the board did
not feel like going to that expense.
If you want good printing let ui
do your work. Best equipped job
hop in southeastern Nebraska.
HOLDS SERVICE SUNDAY
From Monday's Daily.
The Rev. A. V. Hunter, former pas
tor of the Methodist church in this
city, and now residing, at Gothen
l berg, occupied the pulpit here yes
terday morning and preached to a
very large audience of worshippers
and took as the subject of his ser
' moh. "Let Every Man Take Heed
How He Buildeth."
In the evening Mrs. John Calvert
had charge of the services which
consisted of the congregation sing
ing as well as a short address.
SCHOOLS MAKE A
!ln Penmanship, the City and Rural
l Schools Capture Many First
and Second Prizes.
The Plattsmouth city schools and
the rural schools of the county made
a very pleasing showing at the state
fair closed at Lincoln Saturday and
which is very pleasing to the patrons
than last year and the competition
very keen for the honors.
The work of the Cass county
youngsters will be shown at the
county fair at Weeping Water the
last of the month.
LOCALS TAKE GAME
FROM NEBR. CITY
jn a Game Filled With Errors on
Both Sides. Plattsmouth Wins
From Nebraska City.
as-,From Monday Dallv.
j The small bunch of the baseball
fans who assembled at the park yes-
I terday afternoon witnessed tne vie
1 tory of the Merchants over Nebras
I ka City by the score of 4 to 3.
Joe McCarthy was on the mound
for the locals and was not in as
trong a form as the previous Sun-
ay as he was nicked for nine hits.
' which, coupled with a number of er
rors, aided in the scoring of the visi
tors. Irwin of the visitors, was touch
ed up for a total of seven hits and
also had errors by his teammates to
aid in his defeat.
The chilly weather was not con
ducive to getting out the fans and
the two teams should have had a
larger crowd to work to in order to
get out the best that was in them.
On next Sunday the locals will
I play the Omaha Ramblers, who were
here a week ago and gave one
the best frames of the season,
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE MARRIED
"lue traveling suit and the groom m
the conventional dark suit
The young people left yesterday
afternoon for Spokane, Washington,
where they will spend a short time
at the home of a cousin of the groom
and will then return to Plattsmouth
to make their home.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Gouchenour and very pop
ular in the city and vicinity where
the has been reared to womanhood.
The groom is one of the sons of Mr.
and Mrs. Mart Sheldon and a young
man of the highest standing in the
DUCK SEASON OPENS SEPT. 16
Hunters are looking forward to the
opening of the season on ducks and
other waterfowl, which begins next
Saturday, Sept. 16. Chief Koster of
the state game and fish bureau has
I reports from over the state that pros
pects are ror gooa snooting, xso prai
rie chicken nor grouse may be killed
before October 1. The law carries a
penalty of $50 fine for each bird un
WILL TAKE UP
WITKC. 8. & 0.
MUCH DISCUSSION OF PROPOSI
TION OF USING SUBWAY
TO DISPOSE WATER.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The meeting of the city council
last evening was attended by all but
Councilman J. C. Brittain. who was
detained on account of the injunc
tion litigation at Omaha.
There was nothing of great im
portance to come before the council
with the exception of the discussion
if the changing of the sewer plans
to provide for use of the subway in
stead of the original plans of mak
ing the sewer extend across and un
der the Burlington right of way.
Relative to the placing of a side
walk along Richey street. L. C. Sharp
had a communication before the
council in which he stated that that
street would in the future largely be
devoted to industrial purposes and
for that reason he thought that a
sidewalk would be unnecessary as in
the future his company expected to
construct tracks from the Burling
ton lines to the Alfa-Maize mills and
other switching facilities that would
do away with the necessity of a
sidewalk. On motion the communica
tion was placed on file.
A communication was also read
from Joseph O. Berger of Omaha,
representing Grace L. Berger and
Flora Nelson, the two ladies who
were in the auto accident on 12th
street on the afternoon of Labor day,
pnd in which it was stated that if
the city did not compromise the mat
ter that they would file claims for
damages. The communication did not
give the amount that would be asked
from the city. H. A. Nelson, ow ner of
the car, will also ask damages of the
city On the suggestion of Mayor
Johnson tho matter was referred to
the judiciary committee and city at
torney to take what action they
might see fit in the defense of the
interests of the city..
Chief of Police William Barclay
reported that during the month of
August there had been collected
-56.50 in fines and $21 in costs.
City Clerk A. II. Durbury also re
ported that for the month past the
sum of $1,131. $7 had been collected
and placed in the city strong box.
City Treasurer C. E. Hartford filed
his report showing that the sum of
$34.9S7.4! was on balance in the city
funds and that the registered war
rants of the city totaled the sum of
The streets, alleys and bridges
committee through Chairman James
Ptacek reported that the committee
recommended that the crossings on
Lincoln avenue be taken up and re
placed with others of a more flat
tened surface nd which would elim
inate a great deal of th present
trouble. This report was adopted by
a unanimous vote.
The police committee thru Chair
man Frank Sebatka reported on the
petition asking the mayor to take
steps to have the chief of police re
moved, in which the committee re
commended that the petition be plac
ed on file. The committee recom
mended that the chief be asked to
lay before the council the facts in the
release of Earl Williams, Wes Bartik
and Mrs. M. J. Hines. This report
Frank T. Darrow, Burlington en
gineer, was present and was asked
by Mayor Johnson to give his views
of the sewer proposition. Mr. Dar
row stated that the railroad would
be willing to co-operate in any way
possible and that the use of the sub
way as a temporary sewer would not
be objectionable. He regretted that
a misunderstanding had been reach
ed relative to the matter of the cost
of putting in the sewer under the
Burlington tracks as the railroad was
willing to do the work without cost
but this included all of the cost of
the work and not merely the price of
the sewer pipe. The Burlington ex
pected in the near future to con
struct a new sewer near the present
stockyards and which would mean
that a pile driver would be here to
construct temporary bridges for the
main line and shop lead tracks and
while the pile driver was here he
thought that the railroad would like
to go ahead with the city work as
the material was all here.
Considerable discussion was had
relative to what the city should do
in regard to the construction of the
sewer and in which it was brought
out that the railroad had adopted
the policy of having a -deposit made
in advance in work of this kind.
It was finally decidel that the mat
ter be referred to the judiciary com
mittee, city attorney and mayor to
confer with the Burlington legal de
partment to see if it was not possible
to have the ordinance changed and
the city assume the responsibility
for the water.
The third partial estimate was
read on the Main street paving for
the sum of $3,073.72 and on the re
commendation of the engineer. Mr.
Coleman, the contractor, was allow
ed this sum.
The following claims were order
ed paid by the finance committee:
Neb. Gas & Elec. Co.. street
Lincoln Tel. Co., rents
Neb. Gas & Elec. Co., meter
reading city jail
Wm. Weber, salary
O. L. York, street work
W. H. Gouchenour, same..
Ray McMaken, Fame
John Zitka. same 1
John Maurer. Sr., same
Albert Waltz, same
Louis Taylor, same
Clyde Brittain, saro
James Burrows; same
Ed Cotner, same
F. C. Martin, supplies
Jas. Hadraba. cutting weeds
Frank R. Gobelraan, paint
J. N. Elliott, street ,om.
3 I .' j
3 ;." j
! McMaken Truck Line, haul
Claus Boetel, burying one dog
HOLDS A PLEAS
Tea at Methodist Church Parlors is
Very Largely Attended and
Year's Work Started.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The opening meeting of the Platts
mouth Woman's club for the year
was held at the parlors of the Meth
odist church yesterday afternoon
and was one of the largest meetings
that the club has enjoyed.
The gathering was in .the nature
of a "tea" and the committee in
charge arranged a very charming
musical program that consisted of a
violin solo by Mrs. A. D. Caldwell,
a vocal number by Mrs. E. H. Wes
cott, a piano number by Mrs. Chris
tine Cough lin and a flute solo by
Mrs. Elbert Wiles of near Murray.
All of the numbers were given in the
usual pleasing manner of the tal
ented ladies and served to pass the
time' most delightfully.
At the business session the year
books were given out to the mem
bers of the club and the plans for
the ensuing year discussed.
The entertainment committee serv
ed very delicious punch and wafers
during the progrow: -th afternoon.
POLLOCK FAMILY HOME
FROM TRIP TO COLORADO
Saturday evening T. H. Pollock,
wife and daughter. Miss Alice, re
turned home from a stay of some
six weeks ir the west, and report a
very delightful trip by auto during
They traveled in the Lincoln tour
ing car of Mr. Pollock and made
2, Til" miles on the trip. The only
puncture that was experienced on
the trip was at Lincoln Saturday
or. the return when a large nail was
picked up and delayed the party
somewhat. While in the west they
made a two weeks visit with James
K. Pollock at his ranch near Piedra.
in the southwest rsirt of the state.
and here they enjoyed the fishing ;
and hunting for the duration of
their stay and also visited the Mesa
Verde national park south of Du
rango. where is located one of the
villages of the cliff dwellers as the
earlier Indian tribes of the south
west -were known and spent ?om
time in the exploration of the homes
of the early residents of the country.
This is a most interesting, spot and
the government is conducting the
work of excavation of the village and
a large number of the homes have
been brought to light.
BIG GAS ATTACK
From Tuesday's Dually
It is related to the Journal scribe
that one of our well known and pop
ular business men was a victim yes
terday of a real gas attack, which,
while not as severe- as the "Jerrys"
used to pur over the trenches, was
sufficient to cause the aforesaid bus
iness man to remain in a state of
quietude for the day and his closest
friends state that he even heard the
tingling of the belis on the celestial
gates. It seems from what can be
learned of the afiair that arising at
an early hour, the chilly weather
caused a turning on of the gas heat
er to warm up the rooms and the
business man then retired to his
couch to rest until the heat should
become pleasant for arising. Falling
asleep he did not awaken until later
and then found the gas heater had
caused more or less fumes and as the
result he had a splitting headache
and was compelled to remain on his
couch the rest of the day. This is the
truthful statement of the case and
does away with the theory that some
of the friends advanced that it was a
diabolic plot to make away with the
genial business man.
A FINE BOY
Frank J. Libershal, the democrat
ic candidate for county clerk, is one
of the happiest men in the whole
country at the present time and has
forgotten all thought of the political
condition over the fact that there
has come to his home a fine son. The Washington highway. Seven miles
little man arrived Sunday and tip- to South Omaha. $225:00 per acre,
ped the scales at 10 pounds on his Will take mortgage for half pur
arrival. The event has also been very chase price. Write F. R. Upjohn, 312
(pleasing to the little sister and
Hold Opening Meeting of Year at
E. H. Wescott Kcn.e, Who En
tertains With LIrs. Street
Prorr Tupsdav's Dal'
Yesterday afternoon at the E. H.
Wescott home was held the first
meeting of the year of the local chap
ter of the Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution, and which proved a
fitiinsr start of the work of the year.
The ladies have decided to take as
their study the history and geology
of the otate of Nebraska and as the
first of the program, yesterday had
a very interesting paper on the sub-
ject by Mrs. George Mann, in which
she took up the first formations of
the area that now forms the state of
Nebraska, tracing the origin of the
first traces of land in this portion
cf the world, through the different
periods in the earth formation until
the present fertile lands were brot
As another of the matters of the
business session. Mrs. Tom Murphy
was named as treasurer of the chap
ter for the ensuing year.
Mrs. W. S. Leete and Mrs. L. O.
Minor gave a review of the D. A. R.
magazine fur the past two months
which was much enjoyed by all of
Iu the social line. Mrs. Wescott
and Mrs. M. A. Street had arranged
v. very delightful lnucheon that was
served at an appropriate hour and
s'erved to complete a most delightful
occasion for all present.
Locally, the ladies are planning to
work on the preparation of the early
history of Plattsmouth, from the
earliest possible date that the white
men first came to this loealitj' and
ior this purpose they desire to talk
with the early residenters and learn
i:y incidents that the pioneers who
are Ftill remaining here may have.
Those who have any relics or me-
mentop of the early days are request-
ed to get in touch with the D. A. R
they will have the collection at
;.he puHic library for the use of the
ViFE OF PRESIDENT
CONTINUES TO GAIN;
Bulletin Issued Last Night Shows
Eespiration Nearly Normal
WiTshinr-ton. Sent. 12. Indica-
tions at 2 this morning were that
Mrs. Harding's condition remained
iiTiclianired from the improvement
f,jOWn during Monday and noted in
the last ofiicial
bulletin issued at
3o iast night.
To this was added
r. informal report by Dr. Carl Saw-j
yer at lu:u.- last nigni mat me pa
t!ent was "getting along very nice
Washington. Sept. 11. The im
provement shown in the condition of
Mrs. Harding was maintained today,
according to the official bulletin is
?t;ed by the attending physicians at
7: CO. The patient enjoyed a "most
comfortable day" the statement said.
While her temperature remained
at 100. Mrs. Harding's pulse had de
creased to 90. and her respiration
to 2S. the night bulletin showed.
Surgical -procedure, it was stated,
had been "further deferred awaiting
localization of infection."
The patient's temperature showed
an increase of one-half a degree
since morning, but the physicians
have forecast that slight increases
would be met as the treatment pro
gressed. On the other hand, her
pulse showed a decrease of six points
since morning and of 20 points since
Sunday night and her respiration of
two points since morning, being al
DRUNK DRAVS DOWN FINE
From Tuesdays Dally.
This morning in the. temple of
justice presided over by Judge Wil
liam Weber, George Noetes, who is
one of the men employed at the Bur
lington shops, was on the rack to
answer to the charge of being in a
state of intoxication. The prisoner
was rounded up yesterday afternoon
by Chief of Police Barclay and lodg
ed in the city jail over night to re
cuperate and prepare for the grind
ing of the mills of justice. On hear
ing the complaint filed by the chief
of police, the court assessed a fine
of $10 and costs, amounting to $13
which was paid, after the chief es
corted the prisoner to the shops
where he secured the necessary funds
for his release.
SARPY COUNTY FARM FOR SALE
120 acres half mile north of La
Platte. Nebr. Rolling, improved, on
No. 37th St., Omaha. Neb.
A PLEASANT OCCASION
From Tuesday Jailj-.
The office of County Attorney A.
G. Cole was one of the real pleasant
spots around the court house today
has a reason for real happiness as
there has come to his home and fire
side a bright little daughter, who
was born yesterday at the Methodist
hospital in Omaha. Mrs. Cole and the
j little one are doing nicely and the
j event has been one of great joy to
1 the father and to Ralph.
has a playmate at home.
ED TO CHARGE HERE
FOR COMING YEAR
Bev. John Calvert Assigned to Meth'
odist Church Here by Confer
ence at Omaha Yesterday.
Not alone the the members of the
congregation of the Methodist
church but the community at large
were pleased last evening to learn
that the Rev. John Calvert the pres
ent pastor of the church here, was to
be returned for the coming year to
the charge here. Rev. Calvert anil
family since coming here have made
themselves an important part of the
community life and the urgent wish
of all regardless of religious affilia
tions, was for the return of Rev. Cal
vert to the church here. A thought
ful and earnest worker in the ser
vice of the Master. Rev. Calvert has
accomplished much good in the com
munity find in his religious work he
has been ably assisted by Mrs. Cal
vert and in their quiet manner they
have brought much of good to the
city and it people.
HERE FROM COLORADO
From Tuesday's Dally.
This morning Mrs. A. A. Stillger
arrived here from her home at Grand
Junction, Colo., and will spend a few
wec-ks here with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. H. Lewis, and other rel
atives. Mrs. Stillger reports that
Amil is doing very nicely now fol
lowing his accident of some time ago
at the furniture factory in Grand
Junction and which resulted in a se
vere injury to one of his hands. Mrs.
Stillger is well pleased to reach the
old home and her host of friends are
more than delighted to meet her
NOT THE ONLY PLACE
On the occasions when the elec
tric light service here has difficulties
if even for a few minutes there is a
noticeable feeling on the part of the
public to insuire the reason thereof.)
and as well it
proves a very great
nuisance to everyone, but the good
people of Elmwood the past week
have had a real trial as the current
was off for several days and as a re
sult. Editor George Blessing of the
Leader-Echo was compelled to have
the paper set by hand, which is a
great hardship after the use of the
William Heinrich departed yester
day afternoon for Havelock where
he was called by the serious illness
cf his father, Fred Heinrich, who
has been in that .city visiting with
a son there.
Qanlf Hamad PrrtfPPnc
To insure against loss we would re
mind our farmer patrons to deposit all
crop checks promptly just as soon as
they are received.
Checks and drafts may be sent us
by mail. Just endorse them with your
name and the words "For Deposit Only."
Farmers of this vicinity are cordial
ly invited to deposit crop money here.
Time deposits accounts are especially invited.
The First National Bank b
THE BANK WMEPJE
Church Unity is Sought by Episcopal
Convention Few Objections
to Proposed Plan.
Portland. Ore.. Sept. 1!. With the
presentation in the house f bit-hep;
of the report of the commission n
the concordate. in v. hie! ie-eoiiii.:e
elation if made that re'u-1 ioi.s be
eslablisiieel between tb' Pr.'testant
Episcopal church in the I'nited
States and the Congrerational
church by the ordination under cer
tain conditions of Cc-ngi'Tat icr.al
clergymen by Episcopal bishops, and
a minority report by Ri-hop Rcgiral
D. Weller of Fen du Lac. the inatre-r
was formally before both houses of
the general convention. Tl.e reports
had been presented to the bouse of
deputies last week. In each bouse
the report and minority report has
bce-n referred to the committee on
The majority of committee favor
ed the proposal on the ground that
it was a move toward church unit;.
Bishop Weller's objections were prin
cipally in regard to the validity of
non-Episcopal ordained ministers,
and to the lack of provision for cen
lirmation of Congregational minis
ters who may desire ordination in
the Protestant Episcopal church.
Bishop Weller proposed two reso
lutions, one expressing approval of
the people of the church unity and
the other proposing that the commis
sion be instructed to concentrate its
cfiort to bring about an approich
towards unity between this church
and the national council of Congre
MAKES GOOD SHOWING
The many friends of Carl Dro c
will be pleased to learn that th;s
young man has just completed his
civil service examination at the Om
aha postoffice and is now a full
fledged member of the clerical force
in the mail room of the postoffice'.
Carl is a bright young man and has
been in the postoffice for the past
three-years as a substitute Pnd is
now a regular clerk. Mr. Iroege was
here Sunday for a short time visit
ing with his mother, Mrs. Lena
From Tuesday's PatlT.
A party of Plattsmouth young men
consisting of Blythe Rose nera:is. Vic
tor Krivanek and Fred Duda have
started on a sightseeing trip of the
west with the ultimate goal of Cali
fornia in view. They i-xpect to have
one of the times of their lives and
will look over the locations on the
coast while absent and if they find
anything that they like they may 1
cate there permanently.
PURCHASES FARM LAND
Prom Tuesday's Dally.
Yesterday at the sale of an 80-acre
tract of land belonging to J. R. C.
Gregory, the land was pun ha: d by
George O. Dovey for the mm of "'o
per acre or a total of $ir,.(Lio. Tlx
land is located west of the tity in t he
vicinity of Cedar Cree k.
Eooks! Books! Books! We have
them till you can't rest, at the Jour
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