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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 1917.
MRS. E. W. COOK
St. MaryV Guild Tender a Pleasant
Farewell to Mrs. Dr. E. W. Cook
at the Home of Mr. and Mrs.
From FrMav's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon about " o'clock
the ladies of St. Mary's Guild of St.
Luke's church assembled at the beau
tiful home of Mr. and Mrs. Henrv
Herold in the north part of the city
to tender a farewell to Mrs. E. W.
Cook, who will soon depart for Rock
Island, Illinois, where they will make
their home in the future. As the fes
tivities were to be held on the pretty
lawn and porch at the Herold home,
ine spacious porch and lawn were
made very attractive, comfortable and
homelike with easy chairs and tables
garnished with beautiful bouquets of
golden plow. In the midst of these
alluring: surrounding's a large table
had been placed, which was laden with
the many good things to eat. As the
ladies gathered, Misses Ursula Her
old and Margaret Schlater introduc
ed a flag: guessing contest, in which
little A lders bearing: the numbers cor
rsponding with the numbers of their
flag chart, were distributed. The la
dies were requested to guess the na
tion to which the flag belonged. Miss
lone Dovey was awarded the prize
a handsome bouquet of garden .lowers
having guessed the largest numbers.
This little flag chart was constructed
by little Ursula Herold and was quite
unique and artistic in its make-up.
At the hour of six Father Leetc pro
nounced a wold of prayer and then a
delicious and most toothsome supper
was served in cafeteria style. Just
before the pood things to eat were
:Jout to disappear, watermelons were
brought on the scene and served. It
was announced that u wa.lei melon oat-
ing contest would be held, and those
desiring- to participate were asked to
line up. In this contest Mrs. Robert
A. Bates carried off the prize, a tiny
jrift basket. A peanut hunt was then
announced, peanuts having been hid
about the lawn and the guests were
requested to find them. Mrs. R. A.
Dates found the most and received a
handkerchief. The next contest was
one in which each one was required
to drive four nails into a board. Mrs.
J. C. Peterson, Sr. proved to be the
swiftest and was presented with a
fine hammer. The second prize was
given to Mr?i P. J. Flynn a kitchen
utensil. The next game was the best
of all that of keeping a feather up
in the air for five minutes without:
touching it with their hands. Mrs.
James Donnelly captured the prize in
this unique contest a beautiful lit
tle traveling case. The .euests enter
ed into the various panics and con
tests with much interest and enthu
siasm and each diversion furnished
the neuclous around which was wov
en much amusement and pleasure.
Mrs. Cook then expressed her appre
ciation of this delightful farewell, and
also expressed her regrets at having
to remove from the midst of the
guests, as she had enjoyed her asso
ciations and work in the St. Mary's
Guild at Plattsmouth. Mrs. J. A. Don-
elan, president of St. Mary s Guild,
responded and expiessed the regret of .many for one year's work. I sent for
the society at being called upon toiy folks and I am proud they are all
lose Mrs. Cook from its midst, but
wished her much happiness in her
new home. Social conversation brot
to a close one of the most delightful
social events of the summer season,
and also one that will not soon be for
gotten by those who were fortunate
enough to be in attendance. After
thanking Mr. and Mrs. Herold for
their kind hospitality, the guests dis
persed. THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL.
From Friday's Daily
Nearly a score of men were work
ing on the new high school building
last evening when we looked over the
place, where the walls are rising out
of the excavations which were made
for the building. Under the care of
Mr. Parker, of the contracting firm
of Peters & Parker, the work is go
ing on rapidly and in a systematic
way, which assures everybody who
cares to see that when completed the
building will be well constructed in
every detail, lhe selection or the the United btates. If they can t read Halmas, E. W. Payton and Theodore
materials have been the best and the i English let them learn and keep all Lister, with another examination to
work which is going into it is what 'foreign languages out of the schools. ;be given to E. A. Jones. The com
will certainly make a well constructed .The English language ia good enough pilations at two o'clock this after
building at the end of the contract, 'for anybody. JACOB CRATTS." noon show 71 have not asked of the
RETURNED HOME TODAY.
From Friday's Tailv.
Miss' Alice Eaton, who has been vis
iting out in the state for some time
past, returned home this morning on
the early Burlington train, after hav
ing spent over a week among her
friends. While away Miss Eaton was
a guest of Mrs. J. King, of Superior
and while there had a splendid visit
with her old time friend. She also
visited at Clay Center, with relatives
Dr. and Mrs. Allen. On returning
she stopped at Lincoln, where she
visited at the home of Frank Hager,
who for many years was employed in
the Burlington shops in this city.
LETTER FROM ONE OF
SAILOR BOYS ABOARD
U. S. S. PENNSYLVANIA
From Friday's raily.
U. S. S. Pennsylvania,
August T, 1917.
Dear Mr. Bates:
After much deliberation,, I have de
cided to write you a few lines to let
you know how I like this life. A sail
or is to be envied in some ways, and
to be given sympathy at other times
Ly that l mean one runs up against
some serious problems in the Navy
and at times things look very blue. At
present every thing is fine on the
"Pennsy." We have a "Prince' for a
division officer and I can truthfully
say he is hard to beat.
This life is very nearly the same
as life out west. "You either play a
man's game or you lose out so quick
that it makes your head swim.'' Mv
lead is not swimming at present, and
am doing my level best to keep it
George Kennie and myself are the
only Plattsmouth "products' on this
ship and we stick to each other like
twins. I met LeRoy South and had
quite a talk with him. I saw his let
ter in the "Journal" and also the let
ter from "Chick" Dovey. I should
ike very much to see "Chick," but
haven't succeeded as yet. South is on
the "Nebraska" and "Chick" is on the
'Kentucky." Letters from Platts
mouth are very welcome and if any
one cares to write to either Rennie or
myself we shall be very glad to hear
Wishing good luck to the people of
"Platts" and the boys of the "Dandy
Sixth." I remain,
U. S. S. Pennsylvania; care Postmas
ter, Box 14, New York City.
ONE GERMAN'S VIEWS.
From Fridav's Daily.
"To the Editor of the Auburn Re
publican: I have read several arti
cles about Germans trying to raise
strife in this country. I am a Ger
man by birth and I am an American
heart and hand. I will tell you why
I left Germany. There were ten in
our family and we were poor like the
most of my countrymen who come to
the good old United States of Amer
ica to get away from oppression, and
it was a hard matter to keep the wolf
away from the door at times. When
I landed in this country I secured work
at once and received more money for
one month's work than I got in Ger-
true American citizens ana win an
swer the president's call to arms
against Germany or any other coun
try when needed.
"I don't see how my countrymen
can go back on Uncle Sam. They came
here without a cent and made money
here; now they want to fight the
country that feeds them. The kaiser
never did anything for them or for
me. If he had we would be back there
yet. All he did was to start this
cruel war and starve all our people
there and make soldiers out of every-
body and force them to work for his
dirty 12 cents a day, with a fourth of
a pound of meat and a loaf of black
bread. I hope to see the dav when
he is licked out of Germany and a
president put in his place. You don't
'see any Americans coiner over there
for jobs or to any other nation. They
are happy here and don't owe any al
legiance to any king or kaiser. I
hope Uncle Sam will win. Hurrah
ifor President Wilson.
J "Stop all foreign papers printed in
PLEAS ON DRAFT
S?ome Are So Thin as to Appear
Ridiculous, While .Many Were
Discharged on Account of
From Friday's Pailv.
One of the busiest places in the
court house for the past week has
been the office of the county clerk.
With the examining board, there has
also been a session of the county
commissioners. This has made the
place a, veritable bee-hive of industry
Since the closing of the session of the
commissioners, the county clerk has
gotten things looking like and in a
short time he would have the business
of the office in hand again. Regarding
the examination of the men called for
the first draft, of the one hundred
and eighty-four called, one hundred
and sixty-four responded and took
the examination, leaving twenty who
lid not respond to the examination
call, these being accounted for in the
Nine had enlisted and are in the
service of the United States r.rmy at
this time. They are: Harry F. Stone,
Plattsmouth; Ernest L. Trumble and
R. O. Vickers, Eagle; M. W. Grafe
and R. R. Larson, Louisville; George
E. Spain and Floyd Gilmore, Murray;
W. A. Stohlman, Louisville; James
R. Jones, Plattsmouth. These all have
enlisted and are now members of the
Dandy Sixth." Four of the others
were transferred, they being F. R.
Malcoln, Nehawka; i?on II. Sievers.
Plattsmouth; H. H. Parmcnter, Elm
wood, and A. L. Burpo. These have
had their examination elsewhere. One
is sick and under the doctor's care,
and asked for time, as he can not now
get to the county seat for examina
tion, but will come 'as soon as his
health will permit. That one is E.
E. McDonald of Murdock. .
This leaves six who did not respond,
and did not come for examination.
They are, E. E. Baures, last address.
Greenwood; Chas. Freeman, last ad
dress, Greenwood; C. F. Stewart, last
address, Denver, Colo.; J. M. Hobson,
ast address, Plattsmouth; F. Boob-
yer, last address, Union; and John
Petersen, Plattsmouth. The officers
will go and bring these people in,
and they will be considered as mem
bers of the army, without any oppor
tunity for claiming exemption. They
will be the first ones to go and will
be considered as deserters, and will
be subject to trial for desertion from
the army, and subject to such penalty
as a court martial would fix against
such an offense.
In the physical examination of
those who appeared there were only
eight who did not pass. In their case
another physician was called to re
examine them, and three of those
were rejected and four were passed;
the eighth was not examined the sec
ond time. Those who did not 'pass
the physical examination are: Arthur
Elmer Jones, Weeping Water; Theo
dore Lister, Plattsmouth; Earl Arthur
Mayfield, . Louisville; W. E. Payton
and Chester Dee Austin, Union;
James J. McLennen, Louisville;
James Fisher, Weeping Water; Geo.
E. Halmes, Plattsmouth.
There was one appeal notice filed,
which would carry the matter for de
cision to the district board, and out
of the 1C4 who passed the examina
tion, there were deducted the eight
j which did not pass the physical ex-
animation, leaving 156, and of this
number ninety-seven asked for ex
emption, and all on the dependency
proposition of the law.
As the board has not passed upon
the exemptions and 'nave not made
lists of the findings which they will
make, we are not allowed the inspec
tion of the lists as yet, but the board
will begin today on the lists, and
should they make such progress as
to warrant we may bfe able to furnish
the names of those who are allowed
exemptions and who are not. We are
asured by the board that we may
have the list by tomorrow.
N. B. Since the foregoing was put
in type the findings of the board have
been slightly changed showing only
three who were rejected by the ex
amining board, and who are George E
local board an exemption, but some of
which number may have requested ex
emption of the district board. This
will leave but 21 to Mil the quota from
this county. The local board, which
is now busy with the matter or pass
ing on the exemptions, thinks "it will
Ik? able to report by tomorrow the re
sult of its finding-, thereon.
FINE VISIT IN WEST.
From Fridav's Daily.
Mi.-s Gerda Peterson was a passen
ger to Omaha this morning, where she
will visit with friends for the day, be
fore she returns to her duties as dis
patcher of the mails at the postofiiee.
Miss Peterson has just returned from
a two weeks' vacation at Sheridan,
Wyo., where she was accompanied by
Miss Gertrude Morgan. While at
Sheridan the younr ladies visited the
mountains, which were quite a dis
tance away, a number of times, going
back and forth in a car. The weather
was ideal, just cool enough to be en
joyed, and of a cri-piness that makes
one feel like getting out and seeing
the country. Last Sunday they vis
ited a number of towns and saw a
number of people who formerly lived
in Plattsmouth. At Buffalo, they vis
ited with the family of Ed McMaken,
ar.i had a nice visit with them. They
are all weil r.nd happy in their home
in the northwest. At Story, they
visited also with Anton Carlson. wh:
formerly lived here.
N. B. A. Society
J. ' W. Strawn. representing the
National Benevolent Association of
the Christian church, witn headqu.ir
trs at St. I..ouis, was r visitor in
the city hut Saturday, stajin.a ov r
Sunday and working in interest
oi the association. Th: V-tinna!
Benevolent Assoc? i ion cure tor the
children of the as-ed. at:! have a
number of hospitals. The object of
the association to ca-e .Vr the
orphan and homeless children, w ir-
thy aged Christians, an'l homeless
sick. The teritory in which this as
sociation operates is the United
States. The income is the fre-v.;!l
offerings of all Christians and who
ever desire to aid this worthy ir.ure.
Children's homes are established at
St. Louis, Mo.. Denver. Colo. Dallas,
Tex., Atlanta, Ca., Cleveland, O..
and Omaha; while they have homos
for the aged at Jacksonville. Ill .
East Aurora. X. Y.. Dalian. Tex..
Walla Walla. Wash., and Lon-
Beach. Calif. They also have hos
pitals at Kansas City, Mo., and Val
MARRIED IN COUNCIL BLUFFS.
Yesterday, while the people of
Plattsmouth wert not suspecting
anything to happen, our county su
perintendent of schools. Miss Kda
Marquardt, and Mr. A. L. Cockle
were united in marriage by Hev.
Crissman of Council Bluffs, and L.
B. Tyron and wife, the former busi
ness associate with Mr. Cockle, were
attendants. The manv friends of
he newly married couple will great
y rejoice in the new found happi
ness of both contracting parties.
The Journal joins with their manv
friends in extending congratulations
o the newly married couple. They
expect to take a short wedding trip.
SPEND SUNDAY HERE.
II. W. Asquith and wife of Omaha
were visitors in Plattsmouth yester
day and were guests of Mr. Asquith's
parents at the Masonic Home, re
turning to Omaha this morning. Mr.
H. W. Asquith, it will be remem
bered, was here for some time and
was employed at the Masonic Home
one winter, when he fired the heat
ing plant. He is a member of Com
pany C of the "Dandy Sixth" of
Nebraska, and will with the other
boys probably depart for Deming,
N. M., some time during the present
The Nebraska Pullford Co. of
Omaha will demonstrate plowine
with the Pullford on Wdne?dp.v. An-
guft 15th, near Plattsmoaih, the lo- and a baby cried in a car. Hay pro
cation to be determined today, but eroded to strike WTright out and the
too late to get notice in the paper, suspense was over. Wright's, finger
Those interested, call Gay H. Reese
at Phone No. 58, for location.
The Colored Batters are Eetter at
Vaudeville Than Entertaining
Fans at Eall Plajing.
l tie man who goes and puts up
his good money to see a ball game
which should cost twenty-five cents
and gets an admission lo a minstrel
show worth fifty cents, has no holler
coming. You are getting more than
your money's worth, but not get
ting what you intended to buy. The
game with the Chamlis (Sham-loss;
no leave the "less" oil) American
Giants yesterday sure was a comical
At the beginning one of the cars
bringing the aggregation had a blow
out up near the Platte river, and
after they arrived, which was 4"
minutes late they kept "blowing off"
the remainder of the day. Good boys
-that is they were good natured.
but they did not demonstrate, any
particular ability in the direction of
The first gam? a week ago looked
like the aggregation were real ball
players, but they iost all the reputa
tion they had sained in their second
game. They might have played ball
at some time, but we are not at
tempting to write history now.
Good natured! Yes. sure they were,
and the star. (O, I mean one of the
stars, there being a number of dark
siars, but none or the first magni
tude! Roy Wright, would have made
a toed end man in a minstrel show.
In fact he was an entire show alone
and by his imperturable rood nature
Lip. the crowd in good humor not
withstanding the fact tiiat they were
not getting a ball game.
Weil here is what they did and
you canTguess tor yourself about the
ball proposition of it:
The game began with the visitors
at the bat, and in the first part of
the inning Hay had not gotten his j
arm limbered up sufficient to find
home plate and Dr. Sandin, as the
official judge between what was right
and wrong, allowed Johnson, the dark
complected man who played around
first base, to take a walk. Uynum
got to second and Johnson to third.
Then Hay begtiiled Wright, Acres
and Woodson to strike at something,
when they did not know what it
was. Beal for the Sox, got a single
and from first he edged around un
til Hay got a hit. and Beal reached
home safe. Herold flew out to Stew
art. Caldwell died on second and Ma
son was fanned. In the second Giv
ins. Stewart and Burke were fanned
before we could get the papers ready
to make the notations. Second half.
Edwards, striking left handed, miss
ed the ball. I'oisall grounded and did
not get to first. Grassman was hit by
a pitched ball and McCarthy' ran for
him, Beal struck out. In the third.
Douglas. Johnson and Bynum failed
to find the ball. Jeff got a good
square hit, which netted him -second.
Caldwell grounded, and while Herold
was batting Roy Wright, the star
performer of the Giants, got a rap on
the finger from a hot foul-back, and
demonstrated, his ability as a con
tortionist, but finally went back in
to ihe gafcie. Herold made first on
a grounder and Jeff died on the home
plate, while Hay, who should have
known better, was fanned by the
acrobat. Johnson. With the visitors
at bat in the fourth, Wright and Hill
struck out and Woodson, getting a
single, died on second. No score as
yet fcr the Giants. In the second
half of the inning Mason singled, Ed
wards made a good square hit that
landed him safe on second, while Ma
son came home, and was followed by
Edwards while the visitors took turn
about fumbling the ball. Poisall got
to second and died there. Grassman
failed to reach first and Beal was
In the first half of the fifth, Giv
ens flew out. Stewa.rt struck out.
Burke singled and got to second,
Douglas singled, Johnson got hit by
a pitched ball and the bases were
full with things looking interesting.
Bynum got a rap at the ball, bring-
lS in Burke and Douglas. Everybody
yelled and tooted their auto horns
!was not working aaa eo wooason
took the catcher s do:i. Jen was ian-
Hed, Caldwell got a single and Her
old was given a walk. Hay got a
two bagger and all came home, mak
ing three more tallies for Platts
mouth. Mason grounded out, Ed
wards slammed it a left han.ler, going
to first. Poisall got a two base hit.
and both got in. making five scores
in this inning for the home team.
Grassman made a single, Bil got
hit. JoiT whs fanned and Beal was
out at second.
At the beginning of the sixth, the
heavy hitter of the former game.
Wright, who had been struck out in
the fifth, again went to bat. flying
out to Mason. Hill got to second
and Stuart fiew out, while Hill was
spotted on second. Second half. Cald
well of the Red Sox got a single that
was a good hit. He then stole second.
Hay fouled out and Mason and Ed
wards both struck out. In the sev
enth. Burke did not find first, while
Turner ta new man) and Johnson
were fanned. In the second half
Poisall was given a base on balls and
stole fecond. Grassman singled. Beal
struck out. Jeff got hit by the ball
and was given a base. Caldwell was
out on a grounder and Poisall died
died at third.
Wright to bat again in the eighth
(a great lad was he to go to bat) and
struck out, along with Douglas and
Hill. Herold of the Sox made third
on a two bagger, but was checked on
when Mason grounded out and Ed
In the ninth Burke flew out to Ma
son. Johnson struck out and u right
at the bat again got a two base hit.
but when he wanted third was put
out and the game was over.
The score stood Piatsmouth, S to
The Giants, 2.
Dies in Everett,
Word was received here yesterday
telling of the death of "Bert'" Thrash
er, who was born in Plattsmouth in
1SSS, and grew to manhood here. He
worked at the telephone ousiness
here, leaving about eight years ago.
Since leaving here he was engaged
in the same line of business at dif
ferent places, and for the past few
years has been located at Everett.
Washington, where he died of Brights
disease on August 9th. A letter from
his sister, Mrs. Agnes Kefiler. of Deer
Lodge, Montana, to Mrs. R. A. Bates,
telling of the death, tells also of the
sickness of Col. J. H. Thrasher, who
is with his daughter and under the
doctor's care. Connie Thrasher is
also located at Deer Lodge. Nothing
is known as to when or where the
funeral was held, but it is suppos
ed the funeral was held and the re
mains interred at Everett, Washing
ton, where he last lived.
VISITS PARENTS HERE.
Harris Cook, son of Dr. and Mrs.
E. W. Cook, came in yesterday morn
ing from Fort Riley, Kan., where
he is stationed, for a short visit with
his parents, being slightly indis
posed and having a sick leave for a
few days. He will return soon to
his work with the government in the
traffic department of the army.
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Mr. Hiram Welch and son. Charlr--,
the former the father of Mrs. Win.
Barclay, both of Fairmont. Neb . ate
vifiting in the cit. guests of Mr.
and Airs. Barclay. Mr. Y'ekh lui.i
visited in this city oftr:i and is
known by a number of n-;r ;.coplo.
He lost his wife a l' ie over a month
fince. and thinks of bre iking up
his home and mo.in? to Califoruvi,
where he has ancnrr oa'gher.
While here he has b on n:Bng over
the adjacent country to tnis cirv,
and is greatly pleas?-! v. ith the looks
of the crops, which " f.ay;. are
much better than wi;.: them in the
west. The crops at honu, he says,
are not bad, but they are ?ooin
better here. Now to the people "'!
! are hooting about thi town and thU
part of the country, get out rnd tal".;
with other people, and hey wha?
they say; talk with everyboi.; . irt I
their opinion, and then if v " tl
like knocking on your is:' i v :
and countrv go to it.
SHOWS NICE PROFIT NOW.
Two weeks ago, T. E. Parmele wa
at the South Omaha market, and the
wind had been blowing hard, with
a-fierce heat, and the sun scorching
everything. People were talking
"drouth, and everything burned up;"
a bunch of cattle, looking good, were
on the market for sale, the price bad
dropped for a number of days. : ul
Mr. Parmele. thinking that "it al
ways rains in Nebraska one day be
fore we have to have it." honght the
bunch, seventy-four head, shipped
them that day to the ranch owned
by the hoys rear Broken Bow. and
it commenced to rr.in before the rat
tle got there. They were put rn
the pasture which wa soon soaked,
and jt has been raining ever sire-.
This morning Mr. Parmele ufuk
breakfast at South Omaha, having
driven there early in his C3r. and
the market today shows a prie
higher than the day he bought them.
He is considering whether to ship
them back to Omah? for the adv.'..v
or not. either to sell or to keep, i
AT THE AIREOT.IE TUESDAY.
At the airdome. tomorrow (Tues
day) evening. will b? given "The
Vagabond Prince." whic'i 5 a thril
ling movie film and f :I! of interest
ing climaxes. With hi? will a'..-o
and Kitfy Williams.
famous actors, who hav a
wide reputation. They appear ar :"i
cowboy and cowgirl. Mi?:; Kitty
Williams is a very clever ;tu.r. both
on the stage and in the vaude.il'.e
accompanying the motion picture.-.
She starred with Wm. Fornhar.i in
"The Spoilers." The pictures in
which these people have been seen
by all showgoers, now come and se
them as they appear in real life, rep
resenting the cast for which they
have become famous.
P. W. Kreager, A. B. Kreager.
Miss Sophia Kraeger and John Rohr
danz of Mynard. motored to thiscity
Saturday afternoon to attend to some
business matters and visit friends
for a short time.
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