The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, October 30, 1922, Image 1

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cal Society
VOL. NO. xxxvrn.
NO. 31
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Former Resident of This City, Who
TT T T tT?Mi in rtnrnlll
Has Been Living in Omaha,
Expires at Hospital,
From Thursday's Dais.
Vpstenlav nfternoon at 1:40 at the
Methodist hospital in Omaha occur-
red the death of Mrs. Mary J. Burbee.
for many vears a resident of Platts-
mouth and who has of late years
been residing with her sons, at
Union, The death came as the se
quence of an illness of some duration
and during which time the family
and physicians have labored to re
lieve the sufferings of the aged lady
and to do all possible to bring her
back to health, but without avail.
Mary J. Burbee was born at Gait.
Ontario, Canada, June 13, 1852, and
spent some years in the east, where
she was married to David Burbee
and on February 25, 1892, the family
came to Plattsmouth where they
located and made their home up to
the death of the father, which oc
curred April 18, 1895, and later Mrs.
Burbee removed to Union, where she
has spent the last few years with her
o .i wiiii.n, x.,
sons, Herbert ana William uurDee
To mourn the death of Mrs. Burbee
there are the two sons and one
daughter, Mrs. S. D. Gibson, of Mis
souri Valley, Iowa.
The body was brought to Union
lart evening and the funeral cervices
will be held there tomorrow, con- i
ducted by Rev. W. A. Taylor, the !
rnrtetre leavir" the home at 1 1ft nrrl
1 uZl Vn hi i?J?2S A Vh1
the body will be brought to this city.
to be laid at rest in Oak Hill ceme-i"
tery beside that of the husband and
The death of this estimable lady
will be much regretted by the many
old time friends and neighbors, who
will extend the sorrowing family.,
their deepest S3'mpathy.
Mrs. John Ward of Conncil Bluffs
Returns Home with Son, Clyde
Who Was Held Here.
From Thursdays OaJlr
This morning Mrs. John Ward,. of
Council Bluffs arrived here to secure
her son, Clyde Ward, who has for
the past week been here at the coun
ty jail awaiting some intimation as
to the whereabouts of his parents or
The young man, it will be remem
bered, was found at the J. C. Mei
singer farm we?t of the city and at
the time could give no rational state
ment as to where he had lived or
the names of his parents or friends
and as the result. Sheriff C. D. Quin
ton, who has had the wanderer in
charge, has been on the hunt for
some intimation cf whera the young !
nan might have come from
TZZrTfi Zlll'1 6 faCt r
a stranger wa3 here by the name of
l?Ja?AJ?ZeA?. toJinl L"i
son. The mother took the young
man back to Council Bluffs this af
ternoon. -
The decision of the city council to
have the parking regulations for -automobiles
changed in the city so that
the errs will be parked at the side of
the street instead of the center, seems
to meet with the aproval of a great
majority of the people as a matter ,
of economy of space.
The numocr of cars are greatly in-,
creasing all the time and the use of j
the sides of the streets will, it is said. )
give double the space for cars than -
exists at the present time.
By the parking on the sides it is';0ne cf the delightful features was
also hoped to eliminate the practice
of the pedestrians darting in and out
of the cars as they did when the cars
were parked in the center of the
street and which resulted in a num -
bcr of narrow escapes from serious
injury to some of the youngsters and
with the new arrangement it is hop-'
i'n inai me intersections win oe ustu
when crossing the streets as it is saf
er and will give the driver of the
auto a "chance to avoid the danger
t-ri auuciuo 111UI TT tXJ UlSV JVOOI
when some one darts out from among j
the autos into the track of travel '
without warning to the passing auto
ft a. i a it. . t
ine uia aiams convention is me ,
latest entertainment leature to De
announced for this city and the, date '
vember 1st and the place the Lyric -
ttioa tro ' f 1
theatre. '
t The entertainment will be given miies from one of the new oil fields
by the ladies of . the Macabees andan(j near where a projected line of
promises to be a real treat in the railroad is being planned that win
way of fun and enjoyment to young . tap the oil land and incidentally
and old. The role of the unfor- benefit all the land in the surround
tunate male participant In the con-!ing territory,
vention will he taken bv Harrv ' " - -,
Smith and tho ladfeo well vnn .will I
have to see them'-to "discover their
From Ttiursrtav'ii Dally.
This morning Mr. anl Mrs. C. C.
Wescott returned Lome from Kansas
City where they have been for the
past few days while Mr. Wescott was
n attendance at the convention of
(the United National Clothiers. While
w. W. Coates. who has been quite
!, ill . 1, V .1
mere me v eacoiis raucu on Airs.
seriously ill at her home there as
the result of an attack of heart trou
ble ami they were very agreeably
surprised to find her showing some
improvement. The many friends here
be pleased to learn that she is
now doing so nicely and trust that ,
Jirs. oaies may continue ner pres
ent' improvement.
Has Leg Broken While Crawling
Through Hatchway of Refrig
erator Car at La Platte
From Thursday's Ially.
The train crew on a north bound
"V t . T.. iT-Ya
ed La Platte last evening at 11:30
discovered that they had with them
a badly injured man who was bum
ming bis way on the train and had
a badly fractured leg.
The two companions of the injur
ed man informed the train crew of
the fact and at once efforts were
made to get the man relief and he
-ac-u -i ,u o, vi
tr - in until 4 o'clock this morning,
.an a ni,rBw,n frnm pniin
r.: X"ir ' " "
rived to take charge of the case and
give the unfortunate man relief.
It seems that the trio of men had
attempted to make their entrance
, , ., A , .
. u igciaiur tar uy tiuwiiug luruugu
the hatchway of the car and as the
one man was going through the door
of the hatch fell on his leg fractur
ing it quite badly.
The name of the injured man was
not ascertained at the local offices of
the Missouri Pacific here.
Rev. F. E. Pfoutz, Wife and Daugh
ter, to Arrive Today Via Auto
From Gresham, Neb.
From Thursdays Dally.
The newly assigned pastor of the
First Methodist church. Rev. F. E.
I'foutz. wife and daughter, are to
arrive late this afternoon from their
former home at Gresham, to take
up their work in the church here.
The household effects oX the Pfoutz
family arrived here last evening by
truck and are being placed In the
parsonage today awaiting the corn-
i , ,
Th b and member3 of tbe
congregation of the church will join
j ...
family a cordial welcome to Platts
that they will find their stay here
cs agreeable as could be wished for
and that they can find here a pleas
urable work in the church affairs.
K"in Thursday Dally.
Last evening the children of the
Church School Service League of the
St. Luke's parish, gave their musical
Homo nn v.h-r-h ttna nwri
very much by the old folks who are
making their home there and the
clever you ,e ,n the cast
an even more pieasing rendition of
the . piay. "The Cinder Maid." than
wag enioverl on tho uro.inn. ni-i.t
j he cieVer manner in which little
ufaIss Lot-eiie Windham, as the King s
Herald, carried out this part of the
, play
j The members of the Home as well
as Superintendent W. F. Evers and
the, staff at the institution are very
appreciative of ' the "kindness of the
members of the H league in visitine
the home. i
Frank Hiber, who has been located
ti- : . , .
.11 . ;um,uS r verai momns past
r nmesJeaa near tae
ikhjiui uu utius, iias jusi completed
the time necessary for a residence
there and It Is now only the matter
of receivine the naners from th mv.
eminent to give Frank a clear title
to the land. He Is home now for a
visit and expects to go to Osceola,
the drug business for the winter sea-
. , tt!L , l . n
son. Mr. Hiber's land la located IS
- - .
. We can furnish you Dhink books
most any kind at Journal office."
Finds' Jug Supposed to Contain Seme '
T 1 "D. Vulcan.) IMniil Alcn I
Real Pre-Volstead Fluid, Also
Bottle of-"Hootch.
From Frlaay's Dally. t
While out in the vicinity of Louis-
vine yesterday Sheriff C. D. Quinton ,
waa informed of a find made near
that place a few days ago by some :
the boys who were out hunting
in the woods northwest of the town,
when they uncovered the burial place
fo some liquor supplies. While the
quantity of the beverage was not so
great, it is claimed that the party
found a jug that had within it the
remnants of some real old whisky of
the pre-Volstead days, when the ;
countersign was "What will you
have," and before the decadence of
tillimr and brewing. The jug was
found reposing in a cache in the
"jack oaks" and nearby was resting
a bottle of the latter day spirits- of
"hootch," compounded according to
tho formulae that transforms Ne
braska's greatest crop into the fight
ing spirits that are disposed of by
the bootleggers.
It is needless to say that the own
er of the spirits has not revealed him
self and the matter will probably re
main --a dark secret to be revealed
only in the fullness of time.
Tells Association Against the Prohi
bition Amendment They Have
Wires Crossed on Him.
John H. Morehead, democratic can
didate for congress in the First dis
trict, has sent the following state
ment to the Association Against the
Prohibition Amendment: . .
Lincoln, Neb.. Oct. 24. Associa
tion" Against. tn' Prohibition Amend
ment, Inc.. Washington, D. C, Gen
tlemen: My attention has been call
ed to the fact, that you have indors
ed my candidacy for election to con
gress In the First Nebraska district.
Please permit me to -direct your nt-,
tention to the fact that I have pledg
ed myself to the people of this dis
trict against any modification of the
Volstead act, and if elected I shall
adhere to that pledge. The people
of Nebraska having voted direct on
the prohibition question, it is not an
issue in this state, only as who seeks
to profit thereby. Yours very truly,
From Friday's Pnlly.
Last June Attorney W. G. Kisck
of this city purchased himself a neat
and attractive Ford coupe that has
been a source of enjoyment to the
genial and clever attorney, but alas
and again alas, the joy has van
ished as the result of the efforts of
some hard hearted violator of the
law and the coupe has vanished even
as completely as have the Hallam
bank robbers.
It seems that Mr. Kieck, who en
joys a" visit each Sunday with his
parents at Springfield, left the car
standing on the streets of that town
while he was visiting and on his de
sire to return to Plattsmouth found
that the car had been taken away
and so far has not been located.
Mr. Kieck. who has been up in
Knox county trying a number of :
cases, was "compelled to make the!
trip on the train, returning home'
yesterday and is still hot on the
trail of whoevertook his car.
-Two of the well known and pop
ular young people of near Union
were married in Omaha on Thursday,
Miss Marjorie Fitch and Mr. John T.
Becker being the contracting parties.
The wedding was very quiet and
came as a surprise to the host of
warm friends in the southern portion
o'f Cass county altho the happy event
had been anticipated for some time.
The fride is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. Fitch, residing northwest
of Union, and the groom is a son of
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Becker, promi
nent residents of Liberty precinct.
Mr. Becker i3 one of the industrious
(young farmers of that locality and
"-"ft "
the newly weds will make their home
on the farm in the future.
Prom Friday Dally.
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Herman
Reichstadt of this city received noti-
I representative in Omaha, that her
Cictcr M tod DomKma Vr-am hna ealK
6ister, Miss Pauline Kovar, has sail
ed from Bremen on the Anchor liner
"Oropesa" for the United States and
was due to arrive in New York on
Monday, Oct. 30-. The sister will
come direct from New York to this
city to join the Reichstadt family and
make her future home in this sec
tion of the west. Miss Kovar has
been making her home in Czecho
slovakia. s
From Thursday's riiv
This morning Frank 13. Thomas of
Chicago, in charge h,f the safety first
department of the Burlington, in thie
part o the west, was here and ad
dressed 'a meeting of the shopmen a
12:45 -at the shops, pointing out th
various ways in which the improve
ment in the record of less injuries
and the general safety of the men
t nniil lp imrii-Hve'd. The meeting was
attended by practically all of th!
men employed in the shops and the
remarks of the speaker , were followed
with the greatest interest.
Proceed to Farm of Ted Wiles Where '
' Feast and Hallowe'en Games
are Enjoyed for a Time.
From Friday- Da!5y.
Last evening the members of the
Epworth League enjoyed an unusual
and pleasing form of entertainment
in a "Hallowe'en Hike," the raem
l ers meeting at the church at 7 p.
m. and preparing for the trip. The
hikers were led out to the Ted Wilea
farm west of the city, groing via the
Louisville road to the scene of fes
tivity and arriving at the farm the
jolly party proceeded tb the pasture
of the farm where theyt found await
ing them a regular wi'tch of legen
dary type and who welcomed them to
her lair. The membersjof the party
were served with a beverage which
was to place them in shape to ap
preciate their future fortunes, and
from the nectar the party had a
vision that they were in for some bad
luck, but this was dispelled when
the feast, arranged for the occasion,
was served. Over the large canipfires
wienies were roasted : and apples,
doughnuts and toasted marsh nialloAvs
were served that aided in making
the occasion one of thfc rarest joy.
The games of . the sea.n were en
joyed and at which the voung people,
some twenty-five in nuiuber, found
a great deal of merxi.ont. -
On the way back to-their homes
in the city the party made their way
through the cemetery and certain
members of the gathering who had
gone on ahead appeared as "ghosts"
and with their white robed figures
walkine: through the cemetery sent
a thrill through the more timid of
the company. Rev. F. E. Pfoutz, the
new pastor of the church, accompan
ied the young people and had a most
pleasing introduction to the social
life of the church.
Mesthodist Ladies' Aid Society En-
tertained Yesterday Afternoon
At the Church Parlors.
From Friday's Hallv
Ycsterday afternoon the ladies' aid
society of the Methodist church, en
joyed a very pleasant combined bus
iness and social meeting -t the
church parlors and at which Mes
dames A. J. Beeson. J. E. Wiles. J.
W. Crabill and W. F. Huneke were
the hostesses.
The parlors had been charmingly
arranged with decorations of the au
tumn leaves, bitterswects and the
bright colors of the Hallowe'en sea
son and made a very attractive scene
for the gathering.
The business session was largely
occupied with the discussion of the
plans for the young men's banquet
on November 14 and which the la
dies of the church will serve.
Following the business session a
short musical program was given,
Mrs. Emma Pease, Mlsse3 Harriett
Peacock and Frances Christ, pupils
of Mrs. E. H. Wescott. giving some
very delightful vocal selections and
which served to heighten the pleas
ures of the occasion.
At the close of the afternoon the
hostesses served a very dainty lun
cheon that was in keeping with the
spirit of the occasion. x
From Thursday's Pally.
District Judge James T. Begley de
parted this afternoon for Papillion,
where he will officiate tomorrow at
the laying' of the corner stone of a
new school building there. The Judge
is a native son of Sarpy county and
the citizens of that community de
light in honoring their distinguished
son, who ranks as one of the most
fluent public speakers In the state
as well as one of the best men that
have been called to the bench, in Ne
Mrs. Cha's. Brauer and son Dick
and Miss Roselie Halmes, who have
been visiting with their folks, Mrs.
J. Klimm and family, of-.Nehawka,
left for their home in San 'Jose, Cal
ifornia Wednesday.
Mrs. George Halmes left for the
west three weeks ago. Both Mrs.
Brauer and Mrs .Halmes are daugh
ters of Mrs. J. Klimm. f
city. To assist Floyd in the proper
. " observance of the occasion a number
Free Offering of Fetzer Shoe Co. Filis of the young folks of the neighbor
tbe Theatre to its Utmost Ca- hood were invited in and the time
tacify Yesterday F. M. was FPeEt most pleasantly in games,
' " ' music and a general good time un-
From Friday's Dally
When the free show at the Tar-
nele theatre given through the'Fct
zor Slioe Co., let out yesterday after
noon at 5 o'clock, the main section
of the city was fille;! with some 1,-
000 children of all 'ages and sizes
and all armed with toy balloons and
sqawkcrs that made' the welkin ring
with the noise and as an advertis- j
ing feature it was an immense suc-4
ces3 a3 well as being an interesting
aud pleasant hour of entertainment. .
The chief feature was the film de-
picting the making of shoes, starting
from the first pair of leather shoes,
which required a whole day to make,
down to the present time when 20,
000 pairs can be turned out of a fac
tory in a day with ease and supply
ing the world with the best foot
v. car known. The McElroy-Sloan
Shoe' Co.. factory at St. Louis, which
makes the "Billykid" shoes for the
children, was taken as the illustra
tion of the modern process of manu
facturing shoes and as the film was
shown. Mrs. Tirker. renresentinir the
-- o
comnaty, gave a lecture, taking step
hy step the processes by which the
shoes are prepared to be placed on hi3 man, wno wa3 living the real sim
tAe feet of the walking public. This j ple and back to nature life, his couch very interesting 10 uie young
and and old alike who filled the the
atre and was followed with the clos
ed attention.
In addition to the educational film
a showing of. a Charlie Chaplin com
edy at the close was the source of a
rrrat deal of fun to the little folks
?nd then came the distribution of.
the balloons and whistles.
S. G. Porter, Son cf First Democratic
Gubernatorial Candidate in
State, Discusses Issues.
Samuel G. Porter, 'son of the first
democratic candidate for governor of
Nebraska, is in this city from Denver
on business. Mr. Porter was born in
Plattsmouth and his father, James
R. Porter, was nominated by the
democrats, in 1S69.
"When I was a young man, things
were different from nowadays," he
said. "I sold the first McCormick
harvester in this state and the price
was $163. With cheaper production
duo to invention and progress, it
now sells for 5235. Prices havedou
bled and trebled along; with taxes,
all up and down the line. The pro
ducer is all depressed. We need a
change and 1 believe the administra
tion will lose scores of congressmen
and cenr.tors because of that feeling.
The smelting in Colorado is at the
lowest ebb I ever saw it, the ranga
is rot swarming with cattle. The
people are mistreated and many of
them broke. The only remedy is to
turn against the republican regime
of robber tariff and protection o8
privilege and knock a large hole in
the burwarks of the present admin
istration. We must use our brains in
this country."
Mr. Porter has land in southwest
ern Nebraska and is familiar with
Nebraska and Omaha progress.
The interior of the store of John
Hatt has In the last few days been
retouched and cleaned for the fall
and winter and is now a most at
tractive trading center. Everything
in the store is arranged so as to pre
sent the best appearance and be kept
in the most sanitary manner and to
add to the general improvement pro
gram the owner of the store has just
had' a fine new linoleum of the neat
blue and white pattern placed while
the woodwork has been painted
white and is kept spotless and in the
meat market department everything
i3 kept as clean and neat as 'could
possibly be asked by any one.
From Frldav'a Dally.
Fred Clugy, who .was injured a
few days ago when he fell while op
erating a scraper, is still very poorly
and while the attending physicians
were unable to find any trace of
broken bones, the right shoulder of
the unfortunate" man is still very
sore and he has been confined to his
bed since the acident. The friends
are hopeful that he may soon regain
his former health and suffer no per
manent ill effects as the result of the
accident. '
Choice pure bred .Chester White
male hogs, March and-April farrow.
At farmers' prices. -K. E. Sedmani
seven miles due . south of Ashland..
Fiom Thursdays Daily.
Yesterday being the birthday an
niversary of Floyd Sealock, a very
pleasant surprise was arranged by
his cunt, Mrs. 'James Henderson, at
the home in the south part of the
en a late nour wnen very canny ana
delicious refreshments were served.
Dweller in Simple Style of Wilder
ness is Cause of Complaint to
Sheriff C. D. Quinton.
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday Sheriff
Water In response to the reports that i J h , , f where they
a strange acting man was dwelling ' . summer
in the grove belonging to Lloyd Wol-, 8pe, c Itly Te purchase,! extensive
cott and located near he golf links. Alvo and moved hi fain
one of the favorite gathering places . f lang f ..
tho r.,,,. cLi.leh '
me arivai ui me sueriu, lie via -
itea the wood3 where the danger
"fi J -IS T,
, whpro he renosed at niirht heine
a pile of leaves and there in the
great silences of the night with only
the star spangled dome of the sky as
a roof, the stranger stated he found
the sweetest repose that he could
find in the confines of the habita-
1 tjons Df
The recluse had a number of cook
ing utensils at his place of camp and
had been living on the simplest of
diets, but appeared to enjoy it to
the utmost.
At the urgent request of the sher
iff, the man promised to seek' other
and more suitable dwelling place.
The following letter was received
by. Mr. 'L. F. Langhofst from the
state chairman, which gives dates
and places for her speaking: ,.. .
"We have assigned Mrs. P. T. Mc
Gerr for a meeting at Eagle Satur
day, November , 4th. at 10:00 a. m.,
Elmwood, at '2:00 p. m., Weeping
Water at 4:00 p. m. and Union at
S:00 p. m.
"Mrs. McGerr is a first class cam
paigner and thoroughly understands
.'the issues, of this campaign, both
state and national. If the weather
is fine, she can speak in the open
air as well as in a building."
From ThursdaVH Dally.
Monte Streight, residing north of
the city, was on the South Omaha
clock market yesterday with a load
of came seventeen head of cattle and
reports that his stock sold at SS.75
with the market being very poor ow
ing to the fact that nineteen cars of
stock from the South Sioux City mar -
ket were shipped to the packers at
Omaha and had a tendency to lower
me marKet on tne live stock to a
marked degree.
Do As Your
Your firm pays by check, doesn't it?
In these modern days there are few which
do not.
The same reasons which prompt the
men you work for to transact their busi
ness in this convenient and practical way
apply in your own case.
Your money is always available, yet
always safe. : Checks can be sent by mail
safely while . currency cannot. Deposit
your pay. check when received no both
er about cashing it.
Step in and talk it over with us any
time. x
Well Known Resident of West Fart
of County and For Years a.
Prominent Figure.
Nels .Soerard was born July 30.
ig69. in Meilby. Denmark; died Oc-
tobor 22, 1922. He came to the Unit
ed Slates in November, 1S!0. coming
directly to Weeping Water, and
worked on a farm for John Domingo
and later engaged in farming tor
himself and continued in that busi
ness until 1909, when he came to
Weeping Water.
' He was married to Mi.s Hansln
Rassmussen on April 9, 1904. and
they have made their home here thru
the years.
Four children were born into this
home: Clarence, Viola, Donald and
He engaged in the elevator busl
npos: In 1911 and continued in the
Wf,busntFs until 1920. whtn he Hold
in business and years or nappimtu
with his family,' but the reaper.
i . ... ...
death' came and a.U ,fw
A loving memeory of a kind and ten-
der husband and father is all that re
mains. The funeral services were heb' at
the Congregational church on Wed
nesday afternoon, conducted by Kev.
W. II. Hiley of Lincoln.
Music wa3 furnished by a special
The flowers sent by the frienda
here and Alvo were beautiful ami
profuse, showing the high esteem of
his friends.
The pallbearers were R. Lauritzen.
A. Jorgenson, Adolph Mogenain of
Omaha, Andrew Rehemier Fred Re
hemeier and Henry Mogenson.
The interment was made in Oak
wood Cjnetcry. Weeping Water
R. F. Dean of South Haven, Mich
igan, accompanied by Mrs. Dean, has
been enjoying a visit for some time
here with Mrs. Oscar Gapen and Mrs.
Will Jean and families, the ladies
being daughters of Mr. Dean, and the
occasion has been very much en
joyed by the family as well as the
old friends of the Dean family. Mr.
and Mrs. Dean have been attending
the G. A. R. encampment at Dea
Moines and on their vi.;it west felt
that it would not be complete unless
they visited the old home here. They
departed on Wednesday tor their
home In the east.
From Frlday'a Dally.
James Stockham, who Is employed
on the work at the Burlington's new
boiler house at the shops here, had
a narrow escape from injury as the
result of felling from the room f
the new building, and but for h!.s
quickness in catching himself as he
(was falling, he would have had ser-
ious injury. The young man was
j able to catch hold of a timber and
clung to this until he was able
climb back to the roof.
Firm Doss!
Federal Reserve