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PLATTSMOUTH,, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1917.
TRY IS MOWED
DOWN BY FIRE
ENEMY ATTEMPT TO RETAKE
LOST GROUND ONLY ADDS
TO HIS LOSSES.
HAIG KEEPS GRIP ON GAINS
British Losses Declared to Have Been
Light; Little Fighting
Today found the British in Flan
ders holding all the valuable ground
they gained in their attack of yes
terday when they surged forward on
an eight-mile front on both sides
of the Ypres-Henin road, penetrat
ing the German lines more than a
mile in places and capturing pris
oners in excess of 2,000.
All the reports emphasize the
completeness of the success the
British troops accomplished. The
hold Vedhoeke, Zevenkote and num
erous strategically important farms
and wooded tracts which had been
heavily fortified by the Germans,
but which were captured in the
resistless British sweep.
Late yesterday the Germans be
gan to counter-attack, but every
thrust was effectively dealt with by
the British guns, which wiped out
the advancing lines of German in
fantry. The heavy casualties sus
tained in these fruitless attacks evi
dently impelled the German . com
mand to order their cessation for
there . were no reptiUons of them
during the n4ght and the British J
were able to consolidate their new
won ground without disturbance.
In some sectors the British con
tinued their offensive tactics dur
ing the evening. Local attacks,
notably northeast of Langemarck
resulted in the clearing out of a
number of strong points to which
some German forces were clinging.
Correspondents' dispatches today re
port the continuance of similar tac
tics at night when the new line was
considerably improved in strength.
Today's advices further announce
the resumption of British attacks
this morning southwest of Cheluvelt
where a position desired by the Brit
ish was still held by the Germans.
This was assaulted by British forc
es which advanced to the attack
at 9: SO o'clock.
From none of the other fighting
fronts were there indications in
the morning's dispatches of opera
tions of. more than ordinary im
portance. London, Sept. 21. The British
war office, after the receipt of Field
Marshal Ilaig's report, today issued
"More detailed accounts of yes
terday's battle confirms the com
pleteness of our success.
"During the evening local attacks
delivered by us in the neighborhood
of lower Hamlets and northeast of
Langemarck cleared up a number of
strong points and completed the
capture of our objectives in these
localities. It is now established that
in the many counter attacks deliv
ered by considerable forces of the
enemy during the afternoon and
evening his casualties were unus
"The clear light of the latter
part of the day enabled our troops
to obtain warning of impending at
tacks, and in every case the ad
vancing lines of German infantry
were destroyed by the concentrated
fire from our rifles,' machine guns
"The obstinacy with which the
enemy 'constantly repeated his at
tacks only added to his losses with
out recovering for him any of the
valuable ground which we had
"Exhausted by his previous ef
forts, the enemy made no counter
attack's during the night, and our
troops were able to consolidate the
"Out own losses in the battle were
"In the course of the night smal
hostile attacks were driven off west
of Havrincourt anJ' west of Lens."
IN. COUNTY COURT.
From Satu clay's Dally.
There was filed by Attorney C. E.
Tefft in . the county court, this
morning, two petitions, asking for
the probation of two estates. One
from Weeping Water, the petitioner
being D. H. Mills, asking that the
estate of his late wife, Phoebe Jane
Mills, which is estimated at $5,000
The other the estate' of the late
Eugene T. Tool, of Murdock, end
aggregating $ IS, 000, and signed by
Mrs. Minerva H. Gorder of Weeping
NOT SHOWING MUCH
From Saturday's Dally.
Mrs. C. L. Pitman was a passeng
er to Council Bluffs, Iowa, this mor
ning, where she goes to visit Mr.
Pitman at the hospital ,at that
place. It will be remembered that
Mr. Pitman fell from a scaffold some
ten days since while working on an
elevator at Council Bluffs, and sus
tained internal injuries. The doctors
at the hospital think that in the fall
one of the kidneys was injured, and
probably jerked loose, and that an
operation will be required. Mr. Pit
man objects to the operation, but if
required for the return of health
will submit to it. It is to be hoped
by his many friends that it. will not
be found necessary.
SHIPS FINE POLAND CHINA.
Fr"i Patvrdav's pally.
This morning Mr. Peter Halmes,
shipped to Harry Schroeder. of
Greenwood, a fine hog from his herd
of Poland China's for his herd. Mr.
Halmes is a breeder of fine hogs.
and is constantly buying the finest
o add to his herd, and the one
which he shipped this morning is a
hog, which rapidly grows into large
hogs, being easily kept and raised.
With the advance of everything, the
days of scrub hogs is numbered, the
he best breeds are the only ones
which will survive.
BACK FROM COLORADO.
From Saturday's Daily
County Attorney A. G. Cole, and
Sheriff C. D. Quinton, who have
been spending a few days at Am
herst and Holyoke, Colorado, where
they were at the farm of Mr. Cole,
where he had some matter to look
at on the farm, returned home this
morning. Mr. Cole says his wheat,
of which he has sixty- acres seeded,
is up and looking fine, as also is the
corn. Mr. Cole brought home with
him four potatoes, which were
beauties, and we took the liberty to
measure them, they averaging twelve
nches around the long, way and
nine inches around the other way.
Sheriff Quinton stopped in Omaha
on his way home, to look after
some business there.
MISS MARY FRADY DEPARTS.
From Saturday's Dallv.
Miss Mary Frady . departed this
morning for Des Moines, where she
goes to accept a position with the
Des Moines Photo Material Com
pany. Miss Frady has been em
ployed in the studio of the Olson
Photo Company, and is familiar
with tlle materials handled, and will
thus be equipped to enter the new
duties which will devolve upon her.
Miss Mary is a ready student and
we are sure she will make good in
this new position. ... ---
From Saturday's Dally.
i nomas Copenhaver and son,
Bryan, of Salem, Virginia, started
the first of August, and visited with
a number of people along the way.
driving west all the time until a
few days since they arrived at the
home of the brother of Mr. Copen
haved, near Union, S. Copenhaver,
and have been visiting there since
Mr. Thomas Copenhaver is a jolly old
soul, and is in the city today visit
ing at the home of his cousin, L. V.
Copenhaver, of Plattsmouth. They
have sold their car to Stephen, and
when thjhave concluded their
visit will return on the train. Mr
Copenhaver and son have had an
excellent time coming out, having
put in .about seven weeks on the
way and visiting with friends. They
are also visiting at the home of C. F.
Harris, as he also came from that
place. " - .'Z.y.
TOOK THEM INTO CAMP BY A
SCORE OF NINE TO FOUR
LAST GAME OF THE SEASON
Witnessed by a Good Natured Crowd
Who Took Occasion to Roast
the Umpire and Advise
The curfew has sounded and it is
all over with the ball players, and
the fans will have to talk about this
game of Sunday for a long time, as
it is all they will get for this is the
last run of shad for the season.
It is like the last day in the even
ng of a street carnival or country
fair and the fans were in that frame
of mind yesterday, especially during
the latter part of the game.
The game began with no one on
he visiting team getting past first.
while Beal of the Red Sox saw third.
ut that was all. The second and
hird innings continued fruitless for
he husky boys from Omaha, but dur-
ng the, third there were runs made
y Beal and Salsberg, while in the
fourth Roy Starnes. shortstop for thej
visitors passed safely over the home'
plate. The Red Sox took cognizance'
of this run by annexing two more to
their count and proving their ability j
to take and hold a safe lead over the
American Giants. The Giants did not
see home again until the ninth, when
they made three more runs. With the
Plattsmouth aggregation the fifth in
ning added four more runs to their
ally, making eight, and in the sev
enth Hay contributed one, making
nine. All this time the visitors had
but one to their credit, and so much
nterest in the game was lost on ac
count of its one sidedness, although
their other runs? coming in the ninth,
kind of evened things up a little and
revived momentarily interest in the
Some of the features of the game
were two hits by Salsberg, Gillham
and Mason and one each by Stimpson
and Herold. When the stock of the
visitors went down the toboggan slide
in the latter part of the fifth inning,
the captain of the giants took their
catcher, Roy Wright, the clown of
the team, out, putting First Baseman
Moore behind the bat. In the seventh
Roy Barnes, their pitcher, was traded
off for Brown, who had been playing
in center field, and he must have been
set to work in high all the time ,for
he went off like a Roman candle, but
was hard to hit and this fact doubt-
ess kept the score down from then
on, the Red Sox scoring but one man.
Hay lost control in the ninth and
three runs were made by the Omaha
As Moore, the big catcher who fol
owed Roy Wright behind the bat.
was running home, he ran into Her
old, dislocating his wrist and putting
him out of commission for the rest
of the game, Grassman going in to
take his place.
The crowd good naturedly roasted
the umpire, Fred McCauley, and was
not backward about it either. They
also did a little giving of advice to
the players, knowing that this was
the last of the playing and so indulg
ed in having a pretty good time gen
erally, which was coming to them.
The runs by Innings were:
Om. Giants0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 4
Red Sox 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 1 x 9
LETTER FROM ROY HOLLY.
Wm. Holly received a letter from
his son, Roy, yesterday, telling of
the trip of the boys to Ft. Riley,
and of their arrival there at 2 in
the morning, when they were at
first compelled to take cold show
er baths, and received some cloth
ing which occupied them until four
a. m., when they were allowed to
sleep on the floor, with sacks of
straw for a mattress. Then was
drilling most all day, making the
initiation of the boys one of real
army life. They think they will
like it better after they are occus-
tomed to the schedule.
WILL LIVE IN COLORADO.
From Friday's Dally.
C. W. Baylor, after living in
Plattsmouth for a number of years,
during which time he has been in
terested in the best for this city,
and having been engaged in a num
ber of lines of business, all of which
he has made pay, as well as having
conducted it to the interest of all
the citizens, is tomorrow to leave
here to make his home farther to
wards the setting sun. Mr. Baylor
and family will depart with their
car for .Burlington, Colorado, where
he has a farm, and where he will
locate on his land, where he will
make a farm. At this time there is
nothing but the land there, but we
expect to know soon of a farm,
when they will be living in com
fort. IN JUSTICE COURT.
From Friday's Dallv.
Yesterday morning Louis Beuchler
who resides near Cedar Creek, drop
ped off the Schuyler train, and when
he came to return to his home on the
farm he was in a somewhat unsteady
condition, and was therefore refusal
a ticket at the Burlington station,
as provided by law. He was incensed
and thought of bringing the arm of
the law to hear on the railroad com
pany for refusing to carry him to
Cedar Creek. When told that the
agent did not dare soil him a ticket,
when in an intoxicated condition,
he -declared they would have to prove
he was in that condition. Chief of
Police Barclay invited him to stay
at the city jail last night, which he
did, and admitted that he had drank
oo much blackberry cider, .and was
assessed a fine of ten dollars and
costs, making thirteen dollars in all
which he paid into the city's funds.
and went on his Vay rejoicing.
HANDLE GUNS WITH CARE.
There is-many a serious accident
which results from the carelessness
with which fire arms are handled.
We have an instance in this city.
wherein one of the soldiers who
went to Fort Riley, had to go to a
local physician, but a few days be
fore he departed and have a shot
picked out of the side of his face.
The young man who was working
on a farm, prior to his departure.
was going along the road) when a
friend called from a field in which
he had been hunting, saying: "Give
me leave," when the young man
said "blaze away." The man with
the gun thinking to test the cour
age of the young man and give him
a surprise, drew up his gun, and shot
past him. The gun which probably
was dirty or had the shot rammed
hard, scattered, and one shot im
bedded itself in the right cheek of
the to-be soldier, and flattened it
self against the jaw bone. It re
quired an incision to remove the
siot, the bleeding was quite pro
fuse, but. the wound was small, and
will soon be entirely gone.
Still this shows how careless peo
ples are with guns. It has been
said it is the unloaded gun which
generally kills. Better handle them
with care boys.
SURPRISE ON 85TH BIRTHDAY.
From Friday's Daily.
The friends and neifabors of
Grandma Eatheridge, of Greenwood,
who is a sister of Mrs. S. E. McEl-
wain, of this city, gave the good lady
the surprise of her life when they
went in a body to her home last Sat
urday evening, loaded with good
things to eat and with a determina-!
tion to make life pleasant for their
aged friend. The evening was spent
in a most pleasant manner, with one
of the features the bounteous and de
lightful supper and with some tokens
of remembrance which were given
her. The house was enlivened with
many a favorite song. The following
were there: Mrs. Annah Baird, Mrs.
J. Cline, Mrs. O. W. Marshall, Mr. O.
W. Marshall, John M. Armstrong,
Mrs. Electa Brittenhan, Mrs. T. A.
Crvircle, Lewis L. Laune, Mrs. D. J.
Hoenshell, J. W. Johnson, Mrs. J. W.
Johnson, Mrs. Gilbert Crouch, Mattie
Armstrong, A. R. Birdsall, Willard
McCarthy, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hand,
Mrs. W. L. Hand and sous, W. J.
Brittenham, Dorothea Birdsall, Thel
ma Birdsall, Leuverae Birdsall, Lau
ra Jeffery. Bessie Birdsall, Carrie
McCarthy, Ella M. Laune, Elizabeth
Laune, Ruth Laune, Mrs. John Mc
Gill, Mrs. John Graham.
INGLY OF LIFE AS
A U. S. SAILOR LAD
CYRIL JANDA TELLS OF EXPERI
ENCE ON BOARD SHIP
ALSO IN MEXICO.
Says He Does Not See How the Sol
diers Stand It Down There
No Trees or Grass.
San Diego. Calif., Sept. 16.
Dear Sister and Vine:
We just got back from Mexico a
few days ago, and were sure glad to
get back, for really I do not see how
the soldiers can stand it down there
with not a tree or even a blade of
grass in sight nothing but hills and
sand. I suppose you heard about the
German and Mexican smugglers we
caught. I wrote father about them.
They have not received their sen
tence yet and I do not know when
they will be given -sentence. I am
going to church today. I was at the
beach yesterday afternoon swimming
and cut my foot on a piece of broken
bottle, making a gash about two
inches in length. The doctor has for
bidden me to leave the hip until it
has healed.. Glen Neill. who is also
from Plattsmouth. went to Los An
geles last evening, and will visit with
an uncle until Monday. You wished
to know what we do when-we are at
sea well just the same as when in
port, and this is the schedule:
At five a. in. the chief master of
arms comes through the ship and
shouts our "l"p all hammocks, he ru
and lash up, rise and shine sailors."
The minute that word is passed ev
ery one springs out of his hammock.
We have until 5;15 to get out, dress,
lash up our hammock and put it in
our locker, so you see we have to
hurry. We have from 5:15 to ex
ercise a little and get a cup of black
coffee. At 5: CO the order comes to
"turn to," which means get to work.
We have an hour to scrub the decks,
wash all the painted work and polish
all the brass work, and at 6:30 comes
the order "Scrub and wash clothes."
This we go after for half an hour. At
7:00 the first bell rings for break
fart and we have to wash up, put on
clean clothes, and at 7:15 we are all
supposed to be in readiness. At 7:30
we go to breakfast and at 8:30 the
order comes to "turn to" and we go
on wjth our work until 9:00 o'clock.
At 0:00 o'clock we have questions
and the captain's inspection, then
morning exercise until 10:00 o'clock.
Then for a half hour we have time
to get our mail, and at 10:30 we have
torpedo defense practice until 11:30,
when the call comes to "knock off."
The first bell rings for dinner and
we have fifteen minutes to wash and
clean up, putting on clean clothes.
At 11:45 we must be ready for din
ner which is served at 12:00 o'clock.
We have an hour and a half, for this
meal, when the order conies again to
"turn to." and we begin the after
noon work. From 1:30 until 2:30
we have submarine defense practice,
from 2: 30, to 4:30 we have different
drills and then for fifteen minutes
we get mail. From 4:45 to 5:30 we
wash clothes and then until 6:00 we
have quarters whe nthe first supper
bell sounds and we clean up and don
clean clothes for supper at 6:15, sec
ond bell, when we have to be ready.
At 6:30 we have supper and our day's
work is over and we are at leisure im.
til 8:45 when we have to sling our
hammocks, undress and get to bed at
9:00. Everyone has to be in his ham
mock at 9:05 when the order comes
to "pipe down," and we do not dare
say another word. Here we have to
stay until 5:00 a. in. the next morn
ing. That is our work for four days
of the week, but on Wednesdays, Sat-j
urdays and Sundays we can sleep un
til seven o'clock, which are holidays,
and we have to wear the best clothes
we have, and we are not allowed to
work. On Wednesdays we have
clothes inspection, and if we are short
any garments we are given shore lib
erty until we have purchased some.
You see by this that a sailor does not
get t olay around except on holidays,
The work is not so hard but it is at
it all the time and keep going. Well
that is the life of a sailor, except in
the training station, where they drill
all the time. " ,
I remain, your brother,
CYRIL JANDA. "
HER 70TH BIRTHDAY.
From Friday's Daily.
Yesterday was the 70th birthday
anniversary of Mrs. Conrad Meisin-
ger, and in order that she might cele
brate it in the proper manner, her
children and their families, armed
with baskets filled with many good
things to eat, gathered at her home
about 6 o'clock last evening to as
sist her in the birthday festivities.
An elegant dinner was prepared,
which was served at an appropriate
hour and to which all did ample jus
tice. The remainder of the evening
was devoted to visiting with Mother
and various amusements which made
the time pass most pleasantly to all.
This happy occasion was in the na
ture of a surprise as the children had
not kept Mother posted as to just
what they were going to do, and
when they arrived at her home, she
was very much surprised, but soon
recovered and joined in the evening's
The children iii attendance were
J. C. Meisinger and family, J. E. Mei-
singer and family, George H. Mei
singer and family, P. A. Meisinger.
Misses Laura and Matilda Meising
er and Mr. Leonard Meisinger.
GERTRUDE MORGAN WINS PRIZE
From Friday's Daily.
The publishers of the Christian
Endeavor World. which is the offi
cial organ for the Young Peoples
Society of Christian Endeavor, dur
ing the past summer had a contest
for increasing the circulation of the
paper, and Miss Gertrude Morgan
was aked by the executive com
mittee to take charge of the mat
ter of pushing the paper among this
immediate vicinity, which" she ac
cepted and entered into the matter
with enthusiasm. The result is she
has won the first prize for the state,
which is fifty dollars in gold. The
results 'of her work, being seventy
new suliscribers and fifty-seven re
nowulvaiKl which we consider very
good, indeed. .
FACTS CONCERNING THE
PLATTSMOUTH STATE BANK
We are informed that certain peo
ple are spreading the report that the
Plattsmouth State Bank is owned in
part by parties in control of the oth
er banks in this city, and in the near
future will be consolidated with one
This is an absolute falsehood, as
no man actively connected with any
other bank in this city lias a single
share of stock in this hank.
The statement is also being made
tliat certain changes will soon be
made in the management of this
bank, and that Mr. Roberts is to re
tire from the bank, which statement
is equally false.
PLATTSMOUTH STATE BANK,
lly J. M. Roberts, Cashier.
HAS SCALES TESTED.
From Saturday's Daily.
Arthur Troop who has a good
deal of weighing to do on his farm
south of the city, has concluded
that the proper way to have the
scales so he knows they are right,
is to have the state Inspector of
weights and measures test them, and
accordingly took out with him this
morning inspector John Wonderlich
and will have the scales tested.
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THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL.
A visit at the New High school
building, which is making great
strides towards being a building,
shows a large number or bricklay
ers at work, and the walls grow
ing rapidly. With the rising of the
side walls, and the erection of some
of the steel bridging, gives one an
idea of the capacity of the gymnas
ium, which is located in the base
ment. From now on the building
will take shape more rapidly.
AT DEMING NEW, MEXICO.
From Saturday's Daily. '
J. R. Jones tells of receiving a
letter from his son, Robert, who ar
rived at Deming, New Mexico, a few
dayg since, in which he says that
New Mexico is properly named for
they have killed numbers of scor
pions, horned toads and flees down
there. The camp' is situated in a
valley with walls on all sides of
them, and during the day it is in-
tensely hot and at night cold.
FROM STERLING, NEBRASKA.
M. H. Mockenhaupt, of Sterling,
Nebraska, was in the city for a few
hours last Friday evening and 'Sat
urday morning looking after some
matters of business connected with
his various land proposition.;. Mr.
Mockenhaupt has been in the real
estate business for the past few
years, and has been selln g a great
deal of land in Southeastern Ne
braska. This week he sold at .2.hty
and a 240 acre tract in Johnson
and Gage county to Cass county
parties. This is an excellent part of
the state and all lands are advanc
ing very rapidly.
AT McMAKEN'S NEW BUILDING.
The workmen are pushing the
construction of the new garage for
ward at a rapid pace. About three
fourths of the steel work had been
completed, and one-fourth of the
sheeting for the roof. Yesterday
they brought the large boiler which
is to furnish steam for heating pur
poses, and the installation of it will
be pushed rapidly. The work now
is in shape for the completion of
the brick work, and the bricklay
ers, who have been working on the
garage for L. H. Puis at Murray for
some time past will complete that
job by the end of this week, and
will return to Plattsmouth and they
will go on the McMaken job next
VISITS BROTHER HERE.
From Friday's Daily.
Joseph Soker and wife, of Okla
homa City. Oklahoma, who have been
visiting in the city for the past few
days, the guests of Mr. James Soker,
departed yesterday afternoon for
Schuyler, Nebraska, where he will
visit for some time with relatives of
his wife. Mr. and Mrs. Soker have
been in attendance at a Bohemian
conclave at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and
came back this way for a visit of a
few days at several points along the
way home. They spent a couple of
days at Omaha before coming here
and after visiting at Schuyler will
go to. Lincoln, and from there to
Pawnee City for visits before return
ing to their home in Oklahoma City.
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