The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, August 27, 1917, Image 1

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    H'U" "V.
No. 19.
Says Austria
is Now Cry
ing for Peace
Austrian in Copenhagen Tells of Un
rest and Near-Revolution at
Ilonis Just at Present.
Copenhagen. Aug. 2 4. An Aus
tria which is literally crying for
peace, which had discarded any pos
sible thought of territorial expan
sion and is even willing to buy its
way out of the war' by territorial
sacrifices on the Italian front and in
Galicia; an Austria of frequent food
riots, unable to last through anoth
er winter of war; an Austria whose
population would rise in revolution
if any reasonable peace offer were re
jected by the government, is pictur
ed by an intelligent Austrian, who
lias arrived from Vienna. In a long
talk with the correspondent today he
told a story which, though perhaps
unduly pessimistic, explains the per
sistency of Count Czernin. Austro-
Ilungarian foreign minister and of
Kmperor Charles in returning again
ami again to the subject of peace ne
g -t iatior.s.
This Austrian, who spent several
days in Berlin on his way to Copen
hagen, had an opportunity to talk
with representatives of the German
foreign office, including Baron von
iK-ni Bussche-Haddenhausen. the un-der-seeretary.
and ether prominent
Germans of the stamp of Prof. Hans
Dolbrueck, of the University of Ber
lin: Philipp Scheidemann, the so
cialist leader, and Maximilian Har
den, editor of the Zukunft. He said
that all of these men with the ex
ception of Ilerr Harden were con
vinced that peace was coining be
fore the winter.
Attorney Mathew Gering departed
last night over the Burlington for
Chicago, from where he will go by
water to Detroit, Cleveland and Buf
falo, making the trip the entire way
from Chicago to Buffalo by boat. Ar
riving at Buffalo, he will take an
automobile to Saratoga Springs, X.
Y., where he will be in attendance at
the National Bar association, of
which he is a member. This meet
ing will be held September 4th to Gth
inclusive. Mr. Gering is scheduled
to make an address at the meeting on
the subject. "Decadance of Advocacy"
r.nd able jurists who have examined
his manuscript say it is one of great
merit. From here Mr. Gering will
go to Washington and New York
City before he returns home. lie
will motor over the Catskill moun
tains, and through them, as a por
tion of his well-earned vacation.
From Saturday"? Daily.
The funeral of the late Miss Rose
Thomas, who died at the St. Joseph
hospital in Omaha last Wednesday,
was held from the St. John's Catho
lic church this morning. The cas
! et was open until nine-thirty at
the home of the parents in the south
portion of the city, after which the
funeral cortege proceeded to the
ikureh, where the funeral was held
rnd the interment was made in the
Catholic cemetery, west of the city.
Miss Thomas was born and reared in
this city, was 2 6 years of age and a
member of the Catholic church, of
which she was a devoted communi
cant. Besides the family, she has a
host of friends who mourn her un
timely death, and who will honor her
The local council of defense has
issued a call for a mass meeting of
all the women of the county, to be
held at the court house in Platts
mouth. cn Friday, August 31st. at
2:00 p. m. This gathering will se
lect a chairman who will be the of
ficial representative of the women of
the county on the county defense
board, and who w ill conduct the
patriotic action of the women of the
count;.-. This is highly important
Juct at this time in view of Gover
nor Neville's proclamation, calling
for the registration of all women on
S. W. Ransom, who has been for
some time in Iowa, spending the
time mostly at the places where he
formerly lived, returned home last
evening and says that he had a fine
time while away. Mr. Ransom was
formerly a resident near the towns
of Tama. Toledo and Chelsea, in the
Ilawkeye state, and it is there he
has been visiting of late. He savs
the crops are looking fine over there
but that in some portions of the
state, east of here, in the vicinity of
Osceola, the crops have suffered on
account of lack of moisture. While
away he visited the Iowa state fair.
which is being held at Des Moines
Mr. Ransom was more than pleased
at the great display of the products
of Iowa on exhibition there.
First Security
Bank Under New
The First Security Bank, of Cedar
Creek, has, to a certain extent, chang
ed hands, a deal having been closed
during the past few days whereby
the entire stock of the bank falls in
to the hands of home people, and is
owned by W. J. Schneider, Thomas
E. Parmele, Charles C. Parmele and
J. F. Wolfe. These men need no
introduction to the people of Cass
county, where they have resided for
most all their lives, and where their
business methods are best known to
those who have been dealing with
them and know them best. It means
that the bank is on a strong foun
dation and more ably prepared than
ever" to handle all the business of
the wealthly little community in
which it is located. Cedar Creek
needs a bank and it needs good men
behind it, and at the present time it
has both. Your business can be en
trusted to them with the fullest con
fidence of perfect satisfaction and
security. The officers of the First
Security Bank will be as follows:
Win. Schneider, president; W. II.
Lohnes. vice-president ; Thomas E.
Parmele. director and Joseph Ran,
cashier. Mr. Rau is a product of
Cass county and a young man of
sterling worth and ability, a man
who will gain the confidence and
highest respect of everyone with
whom he comes in contact, either on
matters of business or socially. He
is a brother of W. J. Rau, cashier of
the Manley State Bank. 1 We predict
success in the highest degree for the
First Security Bank in future years,
believing at the same time that the
people will place their business with
the bank of their community.
Fmn Sati rrtav's Daily.
Robert Willard Bcezely, little son
of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Beezely,
died very suddenly at the home of its
parents in Syracuse last night. Mrs.
Beezely. it will be remembered was
formerly Miss Ellen Windham, of
this city. The child, which is only
a few- weeks old, was a fine boy. and
the parents were becoming attached
to it in a way which makes the loss
all the harder to bear. Mr. Robert
Windham, father of Mrs. Beezely, de
parted for Syracuse this morning to
offer what consolation and service he
can in this hour of trial. Nothing
is yet known as to when the funeral
will occur.
From Saturday's Dally.
Last evening the meeting of tne
Red Cross which was called to be
held in the auditorium of the Pub
lic I-.ibra.ry, was not held there be
cause five of the members of the
board were out of the city, two oth
ers were out riding and therefore
could not be seen. There remained
but one member of the board, avail
able to be seen, Mr. A. L.. Tidd, who
absolutely refused to allow- the li
brary to be opened for such purposes,
having told the janitor to keep the
room closed, which the latter did.
The members, to the number of about
fifty, lingered around for nearly an
hour, while some departed for their
homes. Finally hose who remained
held a meeting at the parlors of the
Riley Hotel, and listened to a talk
given by Frank Wilcox, of Kansas
- Theodore Hanson, superintendent
of the National Public Welfare
League, is to be in Plattsmouth, f jr
a lour day camr-..ign September
to ."). inclusive.
This campaign was arranged for
at the Red Cross meeting last even
ing when representative citizens of
Plattsmouth. met with the Red Cross
workers to hear Frank G. Wilcox,
field secretary of the above league
explain the object of this move
ment, which is as follows: The
league is introducing into the units
of government (city, county and
state) the department of public wel
fare, which increases the ability of
our present agencies so that we can
deal with our problems from the
standpoint of preventing the causes
of trouble, instead of simply patch
ing up the wreck.
Dr. Henson will speak afternoon
and evening Sunday, Monday and
Tuesday, and close the campaign
with his message, "The New Civil
Conscience." This message grows out
of the present world conditions. Kv
ery citizen should be interested. Re
serve judgment until you have heard
him. Full program next week.
From Saturday's railv.
Miss Mattie Gapen. who was so
sick and for such a long time, is
so far improved as to permit of her
being down town todav. While rh
is yet tar lrom heing well aii'i
strong again, her improvement is so
nt.-.rked th:t. those vhn knew of her
Lerious con:' I: ion a short time ago.
can hardly realize the change in her
appearance. H?r many friends will
e pleased to read of her returning
to robust health.
Frmn Saturday's Daily.
Joseph Hadraba, who has been vis
iting in the western portion of the
state for the past two weeks, return
ed last evening with his family, who
had been visiting at the same place
for a longer period. The folks had
gone to visit with Mrs. Hadraba's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Janda,
and after they had been there for a
couple of weeks. Mr. Hadraba went
out and spent his vacation on the
farm. too.
From Saturflav's Pail v.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Jeffreys, of
Bassett, Nebraska, came in last ev
ening from Glenwood, Iowa, where
they have been visiting with a sis
ter of Mrs. Jeffreys' for the past week.
Mrs. C. E. Edwards, formerly Miss
Pearl O'Neill. Mrs. Jeffreys, whose
former name was Emsie O'Neill, was
accompanied by her daughter, Fran
ces, who is about three years of age.
They will visit with former friends
here for a short time before return
ing to their home in the northern
part of the state.
From Saturday's 1 ailv.
A committee of the Mt. Zion Com-
mandry No. 5, yesterday presented
Dr. E. W. Cook with an elegant badge
from the order, as a fitting token of
their respect for the member who is
soon to depart from this city. The
badge consists of a bar pin, on which
is engraved: "Presented by the Mt.
Zion Commander' No. 5 to Dr. E.-W.
Cook." Suspended from this by a
gold chain is a heart, and from this
is also suspended.a solid gold cross
with the insignia of the order inlaid
therein. The badge makes a very ele
gant present, and is one which Dr.
Cook will cheerish, as well as the
sentiment which prompted the gift.
From Saturday's Daily.
Sheriff C. 1 . (juinton, who is a
member of the local exemption board,
for the army draft, with his family,
drove to Lincoln yesterday, taking
with him the reports from the local
board, to be presented to the dis
trict board. On his return, Mr. Quin
ton tells of seeing a big Care car in
the ditch, at a bridge two miles
south of Elmwood, which place has
been the scene of many auto wrecks
in the past few years.
Mrs. W. I). Wheeler and daughter,
Miss Lillian, residing near Rock
Bluffs, were visiting friends in the
Cass Coun
ty Defense
The Attendance Was Good and Much
Important Eushiess Wa3
At the called meeiJng of the Cass
county council of defense, which was
held at Louisville Thursday after
noon, there was a good representa
tion of the membership of the coun
ty present and a gn.-ral discussion
of the aims and objects of the meet
ing was indulged in..,' On the matter
of wheat acreage, and the distribu
tion of seed wheat, it. was shown by
reports from various portions of the
county that the farmers are awake
to the necessity of making the acre-
ape as large as possible, a:; it is a
national necessity thai as much of
this serial as can be raised. The
reports also howed that there is all
the seed wheat in the countv that
will he required for seeding purposes,
but verv little in excess of that
iriount. Report on Elevators and
Mills was lefi I Mr. Dan Buri:r. of
enter precmcf. President
horst. in reviewing the situation In
this county, said that from o;:t-in-the-
s;ate reports, Ca :s county is having
less trouble with an unpatriotic ele
ment than most other c.mnties. He
lso said that but little of the ele
ment of unpatriotic action h::d beet;
manifested in the county, but tha'
there were a few cases where strict
discipline would have to be brought
into action, and that "the sooner the
matter was y.t tended to,, and that
witlT'all the severity required, "'tlic
better it would be. A plan adopt
ed whereby anv loyal American who
desires may become an honorary
member of the Nation's Defense
league by seeing the precinct chair
man and paying fifty cents, when
there will be issued a membership
card duly countersigned, which will
enlist him as one of Uncle Sam's
helpers in the army at home, where
he can "do his bit." If you are not a
member of this league, get a member
ship card at once. Another impor
tant matter coming before the meet
ing was the issuing of ;i call for a
mass meeting or an me women oi
the county to be held at the court
house in Plattsmouth next Friday,
August 31st. at 2:00 o'clock p. ni..
for the purpose of organizing the
women of the county and selecting a
chairmen of the organization, who
will become one of the officers of the
county council of defense. This in
made the more necessary just at this
particular time, in view of the pro
posed registration of the women.
which Gov. Neville has called for
September 12th.
After living in Plattsmouth for
more than thirty-three years, dur
ing which time he has made many
frier.dr. Dr. E. W. Cook and his good
wife departed yesterday for their
new- home at Rock Island, Illinois,
where he goes to take up the duties
of one of the members of the Su
preme Medical directory of the Mod
ern Woodman of America lodge. This
citv will miss this family who have
been :--.o closelv connected with the
development of Plattsmouth in so
many ways who have helped to make
better conditions in the community.
In their new home, a host of friends
in the city will feel the sentiment
voiced by the Journal in wishing the
Doctor success .and ho and his fam
ily all the pleasures of companion
ship and friends they enjoyed .here
Mr. and Mrs. .Willie N. Baird, w ho
have been visiting the city for the
past week, guests at the home of
Mns. J. T. Raird, departed this af
ternoon for their home at Salida
Colorado, where Mr. Baird is the
cashier in a bank. Mr. Raird made
this the last stopping place on a tour
which he and Mrs. Baird have been
taking as their wedding trip, and
which included Kansas City, Chi
cago and Michigan City, Indiana, as
A few days ago A. W. Smith and
wife, west of the city, returned from
a ten day?', trip to Ashland and La
Verne, Minn., where they visited
with relatives and friend... They al
so visited at Sioux Falls. South Da
kota. u:id at Charter Oak and Deni
son, Iowa, with relatives and friends.
During the trip, they traveled over
six hundred miles, or an c.verage of
sixty miles per day without a punc
ture or a blowout and had no trou
ble of any kind with their car. Mr.
Smith reports good crops in every
portion of the country where they
visited. He says that the roads were
good and the weather was most
pleasant all the time. They enjoyed
the outing immensely.
In Honor of Draft
ed Boys in Eight
Mile Precinct
Yerterday at the Lohnes Grove
about a mile north of the Heil school,
w;-s held a meeting in honor of the
boy:", who were called first on the se-
ective draft. The meeting was one
well represented, and held in a most
beautiful and appropriate place and
a delightful time was had. Mr. C. A.
u;i v."ie:i was one oi the speakers, aim
Mr. C. H. Taylor, of Omaha, was the
other. Mrs. E. II. Wecott sang
line special numbers, which were
jieivel with appreciation and ap
lauso. Mrs. William Baird gave a
merit and made a deep impression on
the hearers, as did the patriotism re
jected in the by Mrs. Wescott.
The address of Mr. Rawles was along
patriotic liues, and what he said was
received with much feeling. The es
pecial honor he bc'utowed upon the
Oys Toon to go to the -front-was in
deed touching. Mr. Taylor follow
ed with an address dealing with the
cause .l the war ami in ins reciia-
; ion of the causes which led up to
and made it imp-osible for us to long
er remain out of the struggle and
at the same time maintain national
honor and the prrservance o our
lenmcratic ideas, was one showing
that lie was near enough in touch
with the succeeding events that have
but so recently transpired to give
his hearers a clear cut delineation of
the position taken and held to by
the United States..
Those in attendance, who have
been called for the first army were
Walter Salsberg, Martin Lohnes. Ira
Woods. Eli Munger, Edward Stein-
kanip and Fred Terryberry.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Busch and E.
A. Webb, of the Journal office, mo
tored to Union last evening and at
tended a session of the Union Chau
tauqua which began Saturday and
continues over todav. This is Union's
first Chautauqua, and if the program
last night was a fair criterion of the
t-.tire assembly, we would say that
the talent they have engaged is ex
ceptionally good. A large and en
thusiastic audience greeted the en
tertainers last evening two young
lodis who gave a program of mon
ologues, vocal and instrumental solos
and readings. The assembly closes
today with two appearances of the
Zouave band.
On last Sunday, August linn. Mr.
and Mrs. John Beckman were ten
dered a most delightful surprise at
their home sout beast of Louisville,
in honor of their twentieth wedding
anniversary. The guests came well
armed with many good things to eat
and at noon a most delicious dinner
was served, to which all did ample
justice. .The afternoon hours Avere
pleasantly win led away . in social con
versation and other amusments, all
of which, afforded the guests much
pleasure. Those in attendance were
Messrs. and Mesdames John Wiles,
Sr., N. R. Wiles. Harry Wiles and
children. Freida and Nellie, Will
Wiles and daughter, Ruth Wiles
Ben Wiles and daughter, John Wiles,
Jr.. and son Richard, Garland Til
son and son John, E. .Ft. Dillehay,
John Beckman . and sans, Herbert
and John.
Gift and Greeting cards of all kinds
A Shower for
Miss Wheeler
Wednesday afternoon, from 2:C0
to 5:30. Mrs. Albert Wheeler very
pleasantly entertained. at a linen
shower, some forty guests in honor
of Miss Lillian Wheeler. The after
noon was tpent in social conversa
tion, and listening to Victrola se
lection. A mock wedding took place
promptly at o'clock, which caused
much merriment. The guet of hon
or was showered with many beauti
ful pieces of linen, winch will be
cherished by her in years to come,
and will act as constant reminders
of this pleasant occasion. At a suit
able time dainty refreshments were
served, which were likewise thor
oughly enjoyed. The hostess was
assisted in serving by Mrs. J. H.
Cook, Misses Opal Cole and Nita
Those being in attendance were
Mesdames Sherman Cole, Frank
Willc-ry. Charles Barnard, Carl Coir
Earle Cole. J. H. Cook. Will Wehr
bein, Walter Sans, lee Cole, T. S.
Barrows, George Reynolds, Frank
Goodwin. Will Oliver, Will Baker.
Harry Henton. Rex Young. Alvin
Ramge. George Keff enberger, Fred
Tschirren. W. 1). Wheeler, W. A.
Wheeler; Misses Ella Tschirren. Opal
Cole. Nita Cook, Violet Vallery, Ida
Tschirren. Rose Mae Creamer. Millie
Goodwin, Claire Creamer, Lillian
Wheeler, Dorothy Wehrbein, Lois
Cole, Dorris Kaftenberger, and Mas
ter. Oliver Ilenton, Glenn KalTen
l.erger. Willis Cole. Victor Wehrbein,
Harlan Sans, Robert Wheeler.
Yesterday was held at the home of
Mr. It. B. Windham the funeral of
-liitU-on of his. da ugh lor. Mr.s
Ellen Beezley. who died so sudden
ly at their home at Syracuse on last
Fiidav evening. The friends and
relatives of the family Ht Syracuse
came in five automobiles, a distance
of nearly fifty miles, arriving here
just before noon. The funeral was
conducted by the Rev. Truscott. Mrs.
Mae Morgan and Miss Florence Rai
ser rendered two very beautiful num
bers of special music. The interment
was at Oak Hill cemetery, and as per
the desire of the mother of the little
one. by the side of the grave of Mrs.
Beezley's mother, Mrs. Robert B.
Windham. After the burial, those
who had come from Syracuse made
the journey back home overland.
Charles Minner, the barber with
Ward Clark, is a little happier just
now because there is a little grand
son at the home or ins naugnter.
Mrs. Marion Doane, of Glenwood.
There have been four little girls play
ing around the hearthstone in this
home, but this is the first time the
storv has left a baby boy, and the
parents, as well as Grandpa Minner,
are very happy-
Julius Hilflicker and family mo
tored from their farm home to this
city Saturday afternoon for a short
visit with frinds. Mr. Hilflicker call
ed at this office and had his sub
scription extended for another year.
Helping You Wi!h Your Live Stock
Through our membership of the Federal Re
serve System we are in a strong position to help
our patrons carry live stock which they are rais
ing or fattening for future sales.
Farmers' notes with not over six months to run,
given for raising or carrying live stock can be
rediscounted by us with our Federal Reserve
Bank, thereby increasing our ability to extend to
our patrons such help as they may need.
If you contemplate raising or fattening live stock
An account with us is your financial preparedness
for all time to come.
From Saturday's Daily.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Jones. of
Ruskin. this state, where Mr. Jones
is cashier of the bank, arrived last
evening for a week's visit with the
folks. They came at this time in or
der that all of the Beard family
might be together. Willie N. Beard
and wife are now visiting here, and
with Mr. and Mrs. Jones here, the
familv circle is completed. Mr. and
Mrs. Jones are guests of Mrs. J. T.
Beard and George L. Farley and wife
while here. Mr. Jones will go to
Bancroft for a short visit before re
turning, that having been his for
mer home, and lie having folks liv
ing there now.
From Saturday's Daily.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Spangler and
son. Francis, and daughter. Mary,
and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wilson and
babe of Moville. Iowa, motored to
this city yesterday morning for a
visit over Sunday with relatives and
friends in this vicinity. While here
Mr. Spangler and little son were
pleasant callers at the Journal office
and Mr. Spangler renewed his rub
script ;on for another year.
From Saturday's Daily.
Mrs. Kate Oliver, who suffered a
slight slroke of paralysis last Tues
day, which seemed to allect the vo
cal organs, is reported to be some
what improved and has regained th
use of her voice to :.;onie extent. I" -r
large circle of friends will regret to
hear of Grandma (as she is famil
iarly knownj Oliver's illness. but
trust that she- may enjoy a speeuy
recovery and soon be herself, beir.g
able to be in their midst again.
Friday evening Dovey,
Pollock Parmele. Will Richardson.
Jr.. and Will Goehner. of Seward, ar
rived, from Chicago, driving a Paige
car from that place. With, t lit little
out-of-the-way side trips they made,
the distance traveled was f.6 2 n:ile.
Grovenor reports the country thru
which they traveled as being very
beautiful and says abundant crop
prospects were in sight everywhere,
and thing3 were looking line. Grov
enor will return to his studies in the
"Windy City" in about two weeks.
The boys found the roads fine travel
ing and in fourteen hours on last
Friday were able to reel off 4."2
miles of their journey, which is go
ing along at a pretty good rate of
At near four o'clock this morning,
just after the wind blew up and the
lightning and thunder made it ap
pear as though a real storm was
about to visit us, a small fire alarm
routed out a number of the citizens.
The fire was located in the Fricke
store room. The wires in the north
window had become short circuited,
causing a small fire in the rpace be
tween the store and the room above.
The wires supporting the fixtures in
the window were burned off. But
little water was rquired to put the
fire out. and while the Io- was small,
the excitement was considerable for
a little while.
for the market come in and
and talk it over with us. We
help you.
September 12th.
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