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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, APKIL 9. iI7.
DEATH OF IRS
Passes Away After illness of Sevcra
Weeks. Due to Attack of
From Fri'luy's Pnily.
This morning shortly before 10
o'clock Mr.-. Clarciice A. Atkinson
passed to her final reward after sev
eral weeks of suffering, sinking gent
ly to sloop to wake i:i the dawning of
another day upcii the farther shoie at
rest. Duiing the time of her illness
it had been hoped by those who held
her dear that it might be possible to
keep her with then for a longer time,
but thi- was uot to be, and life's
tapering flame slowly burned its
course until the end brought rest and
peace to the suffering one.
V Mrs. Atkinson had made h-r heme
in this city for the past two years,
and during this time had won many
warm and sineete friends by her lov-
able and chai itable disposition: that
laid be-i: so characteristic of h : Jife
and her consideration of all those she
met made a lasting impression that
won her a host of friends among those
she c;-.m in touch v. it n. For several
year? past she had been in failing
health, and in coming to this city
from the Pacific coat. where she made
her home for a number of yea's, it
was hoped that she might be bene
fited by the chancre, and for a time
.-he seemed to be improving, but in
the past month a change for the worse
was experienced, which medical skill
iwvd the niinistiatififirt of t?-r-le.?id i
was impossible to check, site gi a dually
failing until the end. .
Julia Florence Bate? was born in
Marion, Williamson county, 111., April
4, 172. and spent her girlhood in that
state, where her parent?, Colonel and
Mr?. M. A. Bates made their home.
She was married at the home of her
uncle, W. p. Barnett, at Clinton, Ilk.
Julv " '' f. to Clarence A. Atkin-on,
and had since that time resided for a
greater part of the time in the we-t,
at Denver and San Francisco, from
which city the family came to Platts
mouth to make their home. She leaves
to mourn her death the bereaved hus
band, the father and step-mother,
Colonel and Mrs. M. A. Bates; two
brothers. R. A. Bates and T. B. Bates
of this city, and one si-ter, Mrs. Al
bert Clabaugh of Fr.gelwood. New
Jersey, who in the sad loss that has
befallen them will receive the deepest
sympathy of the friends in this city.
The body will be taken to DcLand,
Ilk, Sunday afternoon, to be laid to
rest beside the mother, who has pre
ceded her in death some thirty years
aero. There will b" a short service
held in this city at the horn. Sunday
afternoon at ":"0.
FOR THREE DAYS
Fro:n FrMay's Daily.
The convention of the third district
of the Christian Endeavor society will
be held in this city Saturday, Sunday
and Monday, April 27, 2'S and 2i, at
the First Presbyterian church. This
district includes Cass, Otoe and Lan
caster counties and will have dele
pates number inp from 100 to l.'.O. This
convention will embrace the represent
atives of both the Presbyterian and
Christian church societies and will
bring a larpe number of the active
workers of the society to the city to
take part in the meetings of the con
vention. The Presbyterian chv ch,
where the meetinps will be held, has
ample accommodations for the seatinp
of the delepates an 1 members of the
society who are in attendance at the
pathering. and it will be a meetinp
that will attract a preat deal of at
tention from the church workers in
this section of the state. The visit
inp clele'-tes will he entertained dur
inp their stay in t .e city by the mem
bers of the two societies in this city,
and plans are made to make, the con
vention one that will be interest inp
and pleasant throughout to those who
COURT HOI SF IMPROVED.
F om Friilrvs r;ii!v.
The protriion of cleaning and im-
P? ovine at the court house continues
apace and the building, or at least the
j first floorand a portion of the base
ment, presents a very attractive ap
pearance. The woodwork on the' out
side of the building has also he-n
given a very cartful going over and
painted, something that ha-? been need
ed for a pood many year- and which
coitainly adds to the general appear
ance of the Mnictu-c. Tiie latest of
the . improvement program has been
th" perioral washing of the windows of
the entire building in a irm-t thor
ough manner and which has realiy as
tonished the oldest inhabitant of the
THE PROPER WAY TO
DEAL WITH HOBOES
WHEN THEY ARRIVE
From FrV.ny's T"ai!v.
The way of the transpi essor is full
of trials and tribulations as three men
discovered this morning in the court
of Judge M. Archer, when Chief of
Police Ikuclay filed a complaint
against them, charpinp them with be-
inp drunk and disturbing the peace in
a manner that was very offensive to
the laws of the preat state, of Ne-bia.-ke.
These three men pave the
names of Morrison, Gray and Davis.
and were gathered in yesterday aft
ernoon by Chief Barclay. The court
decided that S. and costs apiece would
be the proper tiimmings for the men.
and they were turned over to the chief
to work out the sentence. Chief Ear-
clay at once put the men to work
clear inp up the alleys of the business
pr,:ti(:i of the city r.iid rcmainel on
the job to see that the men did th ir
full share of the work that was al
lotted to them.
This is the proper way of dealinp
with hoboes and will be a lesson to
other transgressors of the law to
avoid pettinp in bad and compellinp
the authorities to" pat her them in and
fee that they are punished.
SPIRIT OF PATRIOT
ISM IS DISPLAYED
IN EVERY SECTION
Frin Pat crony's Daily.
The spirit of patriotism that is so
characteristic of the American people
is beir.tr .-hown in every section of vhe
country and in this city the same spir
it is evidenced by the vast majority of
the per pie repardless of their tie-
scent, whether Germans, Bohemians,
Sweedes or Enpli.-h, and their loyalty
to the American republic cannot be
doubted in the least. On every hand
one hears thje wiilinpness of the citi
zens to take what steps that the Piesi
dent and conpress may find, necessary
in maintaininp the national honor and
prestiage and it can be depended up
on that this state, county and city
will be ready and willinp to make any
sacrifice to brinp success to the Amer
ican cause and to brinp a peace that
will be assured for all time to come.
The situation will demand many sac
rifices and this should be understood
bv evcrvone in the community.
DARING ATTEMPT TO WRECK
From Friday's Daily.
It was currently reported in the
city today that two darir.p attempts
had been made to wreck two of the
Burlir.pton passenper trains on the
Kansas City line of the Burlinpton, in
the northern part of Missouri. The
southbound train last eveninp was
stopped at a point north of Kansas
City by the discovery that a larpe pile
of ties had been placed on the track
and this morninp the early morninp
northbound train narrowly escaped a
wreck by the fact that ties had been
placed on the irack and chained there
to sure that they would not be re
moved. Parties who commit an act
of this kind at this time of a crisis,
will be dealt with pretty harshly as
it is an act deserving of the most
A want ad will bring what ybu want,
rents a week.
The Committee of the Local Lodge of
Knights and Ladies i f Security
In Touch With National
From P.iturlny"p loily.
The proposition in repaid to the
location of the proposed national
home and hospital of the Knipht and
Ladies of Security in this locality, the
o.'!k-ers and committee of the local
council have been strivinp to keep in
touch with the propress of the plans
of the commission havinp the matter
incharpe in oider that they mipht
be in a position to take steps to try
and secure the location in this city or
at leat in the state of Nebraska of
the institution. The national com
mission that has "t he proposed home
in charpe in order that they nvfpht
throuph Hon. II. B. Windham, local
president, that they have received a
number of flatterinp offers fiom dif
ferent cities in repard to loeatiup the
home, and these have enlarped con
siderably the view of the commission.
One of the localities that is seekinp
the home has offered to donate a site
of three hundred acres of land located
two mkes from the city limits and o
construct a two mile uoulevard io;.d
inp from the city" to the nation;.!
home, and the land so donated is
woith i?.,0.0o0 which this city. Cape
Girordeau. Mo., also offers a "10.ouo
headquarters buildinp for the order in
This offer from the Missouri city is
a verv temotinp ore, out r.oes not en
tirety dispose of the mailer, as the
comn.issii ii have several matters in
mind aside from the mere money con
sideration in tne matter it is desired
to locate the home in as healthy a
section as possible and one that will
of easy access from different part of
te country where the larpe portion
of the membership of the order is sit
uated. The demand for a healthy
location and a central point is very
favorable to Nebraska, which would
be in the heart of the territory occu
pied by the order and in this city the
home could be of easy access by rail.
The matter will be continued with the
commission with a view of pettinp a
hearinp and ascertaining just what
could be expected in the location of
OTTO TRILETY OPERATED
ON FOR APPENfllGITS
From Fri. lay's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon, Otoo Trilety,
the younp son cf Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Trilety was taken with a very severe
case of appendicitis and medical as
sistance beinp summoned it was decid
ed that it would be best to have the
boy taken to Omaha where he would
be placed in the hospital there for
an operation. He was taken ' to
Omaha at once and the operation per
formed at 10 o'clock. Otto came
throuph the operation in fine shape
and this morninp, was reported as
restinp easily and with every pros
pect of a complete recovery from the
operation. This news will be very
pleasinp to the many friends of the
family in the city and they join in
trustinp that the younp man may
soon be resored to health.
" BUICK CARS ARE SELLING
From Friday's Daily.
The Buick automobile apency in
this city which has been taken over
by Henry C. McMaken, has been doinp
a very lievly business in the past few
days and two new Buick cars will be
found in this locality as the result.
L. A. Meisinger and Jacob Eenpen
have joined the ranks of the autoists
by plaeinp their orders with Mr. Mc
Maken for delivery as soon as possi
ble. The new apent for the Buick
will have a, parape ready as soon as
possible for the handling of the cars
and will .be readjT to look after the
business in first class shape.
EGGS FOR HATCHING.
Light Brahma eggs, $1.00 per 15;
95.00 per 100. Telephone Murray 1124.
Mrs. J. W. Stones, Mynard, Neb.
The Journal family areprief-stri.-k-cii
over the death of their daughter
and sister, Mrs. C. A. Atkinson, who
pa-sed away Friday morniup afu r un
told sufferinp for sea ral w us. Con
sequently The Journal will appear a .
u-ual under very adcvse c ire .na
si atices for a few days, a -: the l emnins
of our dear one will be con-, eed to
Piatt county, Illirvd-', to ..p beside
the prandfather, pramiir.oth.-r, mother
and aunt, pone l.r.-j- before. We know
our rcadeis will no; only sympathize
with us in priof, but v. id Lea'- with
us in any deticien'-i s that may e--:ist
for a few days.
EUNRING GRASS AND
LEAVES CAUSES A
From Snturdav's Da!!'.-.
The tiil hours of the nil; lit or rath
er early morninp were broken by tiie
hoarse notes (f She fire whistle shr.it
iy at I '2 o'clock l:i.t' ,isrit and caused
a v one ral movement of the citizens to
tret out and see here the iire was
located. 1 1 Wiis reported in the vi
cinity of the residence of Gc.rpe E.
I'-;vcy and it was only a few minutes
until the n re h part meat v. as on i he
scene and it was discovered that the
lire was located in a pasture north
of tiie biA'cv home where the irrass
and. leaves were harnirg in a very
ih e!y fashion. The iire had ev:dent!y
bt-'U caused by the .-parks from a
passing locomotive and had been
burr. inp for s r.u t;!re until fanned by
th. strong wird tl.e 1'ian es -i..d. stall
ed oiif to pio an e xhibition of a real
pr lirie fire. The the was checked
through the efforts of neighbors who
securing wet cloths and sacks soon
had the tire stopped from spreading
and the fire boys when the hose was
laid tinished up the pood work and
saw that the tire wls extinpuished
without doing any great damape to
the property, althouph it looked for
a time as thouph the flames might
travel near . enough to destroy the
J. N. BLACK FORMERLY GF
GASS COUNTY VERY LOW
From Friday's Dailv.
A message has been received here
by relatives ann"uncing the serious
condition of J. N. Black, for many
years a resident of Cass county, but
who for the last few years has made
his ho'me at Los Angeles. Mr. Black
has been suffering from a nervous
breakdown for some time and his con
dition has become such as to give lit
tle hope of his recovery. Mr. Black
was born and reared in Cass county
and the many old friends vill regret
very much to learn that his condition
has become so serious as to give but
slight encouragement to the attending
physicians for his recovery. Mr.
Black is a brother of Mrs. P. E. Ruff
ner of this city and Mrs. E. A. Kirk
patrick of Nehawka.
TO ORGANIZE A BRIGADE
Among the Nebraskans who are toi1
have a part in the formation of the j
brigade of troops beinp organized by
Ex-President Theodore Roosevelt for
service in the war with Germany, is
Paul R. Butler, of Lincoln, represen
tative of the United Press in the city
of Lincoln, as he has been tendered a
commission by Mr. Roosevelt as has
also W. B. Metcalf, or "Ollie," as he
is better known to the thousands of
This is of particular interest to the
residents of this city as Mr. Butler
was born and reared in Plattsmouth
and is a son of the late Charles M.
Butler, former mayor and for a great
many years a resident of this city.
Just what position the two Nebraska
boys are to kave in the Roosevelt
brigade has r.ot been announced but
their ability entitles them to a good
recognition at the hands of the Uni
ted States authorities.
Dawson Will Fix It
l:csid:nt Menncal Asks Congress to
Say That V. ar Now Exists.
FLAN TO SEIZE GERMAN SKIPS
Conpress Drafts Resolution to Grant
Cnited States and Allies l ull
Military ( 'o-O pera t ion.
Haana. April . President Meno
1 f I s n ft ei-noon s-pnt a repssae-f 1 n
v .1 L . . i
co ::g re
a-!: inp that body to declare
r ei.-is between Cuoa and
The piesident's message starts by
rei'-w:np the sending to Germany of
her oolite of unrestricted submarine
v. arf.o'e. Referring to Cuba's reply
to lire German note, President Meno-
"In replying to the terms of the
alarming note the department of state
cdeariy signified the immenence of a
ci. finite rupture if the imperial pov
err.ment persisted in its new plan of
submarine war, emphasizing our in
cenformity thereto in accordance with
the sentiment of all civilized nations,"
New York, April . With the for
mal declaration by Cuba of a state of
war with. Germany, the Cuban gov-er::-mcr:t,
following the course of the
United States, intends to seize three
German ships now in Havana harbor.
This vas announced today by the Re--ru'.
lki of Cuba news bureau here, a
Cuban government apency.
A cabie received by the bureau
"fen President Menocal's secretary
commenting on the war message,
"President Menocal lays the great
est emphasis on the moral obligation
of Cuba to back up the United States
in its disinterested stand because of
the close ties, political and economic,
e::isting between the two countries,
hue above all 'our gratitude for the
unselfish and never failing interest
shown by the great republic of the
United States in aiding Cuba to
acr.ieve and maintain her independ-
There, was no doubt that the Cuban
congress would accede to President
.d; need's request for a war declara
tion, it was said by J. Y. Knight, di
rector of the bureau, which received
fr m the president a copy of his ad
dress to conpress today. Already
plar. ; were well advanced for the
cor.omie mobilization of Cuba's food
resources, he said, so that the repub
lic would be in a position fo help the
United States to its fullest extent.
"It is not generally known, but it
is a fact," Mr. Knipht said, "that the
tactical plans and organization of the
Cuban army of 12,000 men excellently
trained, disciplined and equipped, and
the resources of the Cuban navy, as
well, comprehend intelligent and close
co-operation with the armed forces of
the United States.
"These plans have been worked out
by the Cuban army general staff in
connection with officers of the United
States, army, including Colonel Ed
mund Wittenmcyer, military attache
in Havana of the United States le
gation." UOTiOll SALE OF HORSES
HAS BEEN POSTPONED
From Saturday's Daily.
The auction sale of thirty head of
home bred mares that was to have
been held at the Parmele livery barn
in this city by Caudell Brothers, has
been postponed on account of the ex
tremely bad weather until next Tues
day, April 10th, when it will be held
at the barn. If the weather is un
favorable on Tuesday the auction will
be indefinitely postponed. This is a
preat chance to secure some fine stock
and one that should not be missed by
and stock raiser.
ROSE COMB R. I. EGGS.
Best strain; fertility guaranteed;
$1.00 for 15; $5 for 100, F. O. B
Union. Call or write. L. R. Upton,
Union, Neb. 3-15-tfw
TAKEN TO LINCOLN.
From Frid.-iy's Dailv.
This morninp Mrs. Mathilde Burke
one of the aped residents of this city
departed for Lincoln, where she wil
make her home in the future with her
granddaughter, as her health is so
poor, and in her advancing years she
will be tared for by the granddaugh
ter. Mrs. Burke has for several
months been in verv serious condition
and it was thought that owing to her
condition it would be best for her to
be taken to the capital city to be cared
for. She was accompanied to Lincoln
by Mrs. George Lamphere.
THE SIGN "COME TO
CHURCH" ON CASS
The "Come to Church" sign which
has been arranged for by a number
of the churches of this city with the
Leonard Fowler Co., of Des Moines,
Iowa, has become a reality as yester
day afternoon it was installed in its
position on the Bank of Cass County.
The sign is a most attractive one and
its size attracts a great deal of at
tention. On the face appear the in
vitation and welcome from the
churches of Plattsmouth to attend the
services at the different church, and
in the upper portion of the sign ap
pears a quotation from St. Matthew.
The electric wiring of the sipn has
not been completed as yet but the ac
tual frame work of the sign is in
place and pives one an idea of the
possibilities that the sign will give in
the way of attracting the non-church
goer to the advantages of the Platts
mouth churches. On one side of the
sign appears the list of the business
men rr.d institutions that contributed
to fhe cost of securing the sign for
the city. It is a very pleasing addi
tion to the city and is a real first
class electric sign in every way and
devoted to a good cause.
AGE OF FOOD
Expert Says America Must Mobilize
the Agricultural Resources.
Rome, April 5. The world's foot!
crop is deficient and the situation is
becoming alarming, according to Da
vid Lubin, American representative to
the international institute of agricul
ture. Mr. Lubin is here to report the
facts to President Wilson through
Ambassador Page, and is urging the
imperative necessity of a mobilization
of American agricultural resources.
To a correspondent of the Associated
Press, Mr. Lubin said:
"For the first time in many years
there exists a deficit in the supply of
corn, wheat, rye, barley and oats, es
timated at a total of 130,000,000 bush
els less than the normal requirements
for countries open to trade. The sit
uation is worse than was expected last
October. The institute's reports indi
cated then a surplus of more than
enough to feed the world until August
of this year when the new crops be
gin to come in.
"We must profit by Europe's expe
rience before meal tickets become
necessary. We can avoid high prices
by the eliminating of waste, by the
growing of more food and also by ef
fective organization of our food sup
plies, which is more important than
getting men into the army.
"Two months after the beginning of
the war Germany forbade the use of
wheat or rye for feeding live stock,
and two months later requisitioned all
supplies of food. Our first duty is to
prevent the manipulation of food sup
plies, thus obtaining an effective mobi
lization through the same plan as the
Germans, the substance of which is
embodied in senate bill 5973.
FOR SALE OR TRADE.
1G0 acres of land, 10 miles from
Baldwin, Mich., in Lake Co., Z miles
from railroad station. Price $1,250.
Address Louis Stava, Plattsmouth,
'Millionles-i Millionaire" of Valparaiso
Conlesses History i.f
Blende On One Arm, Brunette On
Anothtr, He "Does" ( hiomo.
Omaha, Neb., April . Verne E.
Oeschger, 22-year-old Vtlpaiai-o,
Neb., lad, who was dubbed the "mil-
lionless millionaire" by the police of
Chirago, where he went in search of
gayety and excitement, has been boun I
over to the district court in Omaha
on a forgery charge.
Veine hit Chicago with 117 ca-h i:i
his pocket, a stunning brunette on one
arm and a dashing blonde on the
other, an ambition to "see the sight ,"
and earn the title of "miliionl s rr il-
But the ?107 ran short and Verne
needed more money. He tried to ca-h
a check and that proved his undoing.
He was captured by the police when
he made the attempt.
The "millionless millionaire" in tell
ing his story, said he wa- vi-itir.g in
Lncoln when he made the acquaint
ance of Mrs. Theresa Dove, 21, of Ore
gon, Ilk, the stunning brunette, and
Miss Catherine Lofing, 2'. of Lincoln,
the dashing blonde. He started his
spree by bringing these fair creatures
to Omaha. He put ip at the Castle
and Keen hotels here.
But Omaha wasn't swift enough for
Verne. "And he had never br-en to Chi
cago. So he packed up and, accom
panied by Theresa and Catherine set
sail for the Illinois metropolis to have
a real time.
Verne is accuced cf passing ?14." in
worthless checks in Omaha.
Oeschper's wife, with whom he is
said to have quarreled and who is liv
ing in Colorado, will prefer divorce
charges against her sipht-seeinp hus-
and. His mother, he says, is worth
about $120,000. He got into communi
cation with her when he arrived in
Omaha and says she has promised to
come to Omaha to help him.
"It will be all right when mother
gets here," he confidently said.
NEW YORK CONCERN OFFERS
A REGIMENT OF ENGINEERS
New York, April tk-r-A regiment of
1,000 engineers, skilled in all kinds of
construction work, will be offered to
the United States bv .Tames Stewait
& Co., incorporate.!. About per
cent of the men will bo chosen from
the 10,000 employed by this company
in the construction of railroads, sub
ways, tunnels, canals, dams, bridge-.
and industrial plants in the United
States and Canada. The company
will bear the cost of equipping the
regiment and transporting it to any
mobilization point the government
GERMANS CONVICTED, HEW
YORK, SENT TO PENITENTIARY
New York, April 0. Six Germans
convicted by a federal jury here of
conspiracy to destroy steamships car
rying food and munitions from this
port for the entente allies with in
cendiary bombs manufactured in Ho-
boken, N. J., were sentenced today to
serve prison terms verying from two
years to six months in addition to
paying fines of from $3,000 to $300.
PURCHASES NEW "PAIGE" CAR
George O. Dovey is now the posses
sor of a dandy new five passenger
Paige automobile that he purchased
through the agercy of W. E. Propst,
the local representative. Thi 3 car is
of the six cylinder make and is com
plete in every way as one of the best
machines on the market and its ap
pearance is certainly most pleasing
to the eye. The car is finished in the
the most up-to-date manner and is a
most attractive machine in every detail.
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