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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1917.
FOR FORMER RUSS
MISTER OF WAR
GENERAL SOUKHOMLINOFF CON
VICTED OF HIGH TREASON;
WIFE ACQUITTED ; MOTLEY
CROWD HEARS TRIAL.
Fetrograd. Sept. 2G. General
Soukhomlinoff, former minister of
war, was sentenced to hard labor for
life after conviction of the charge
of high treason in the court here
Madame Soukhomlinoff was ac
quitted. A throng assembled this morning
In the hall in which is being held
the trial of General Soukhomlinoff,
as former war minister, for high
treason, and of Madame Soukhomli
noff, as his accomplice, as the hour
approached for the finding of the
verdict. The crowd composed a var
ied picture made possible only by
Generals in splendid uniforms
rubbed elbows with private soldiers
clad in rusty blouses. Women in
silks and furs jostled plain gown
ed women of the poor.
As the chief justice addressed the
jurors, instructing them in the law,
the court room was like a scene in
a picturesque drama.
General Soukhomlinoff. in drab
uniform, bald and bearded, sat with
head in hand, elbow on the dock,
peering intently at the jurors. Be
side him was his wife, a pale,
cameo-featured wornai of perhaps
3". She seemed only half her hus
band's age. Her black dress and
hat with veil thrown back ient un
expected gravity to her- face? vriva
cious when surrounded by grayer
Besides the dock, standing stiffly
at attention save for Turtive glances
occasionally at the prisoner stood
two massive Russian soldiers in
brown blouses, their rifles with fix
ed bayonets resting on the floor.
WILL SPEND MONTH IN SOUTH.
Thomas Wiles and wife departed
this afternoon for the south, going
over the Missouri Pacific, their ob
jective being Arkansas, and while
away they will also visitin Kansas
and Oklahoma. They go to Little
Rock. Arkansas, where they will be
the guests of Mr. Wiles son, Loren
Wiles, who is the minister of the
Christian church at that place. They
will spend some time there, and will
then visit at the home of Mr. Wiles'
daughter, Mrs. Charles A. Finch,
who makes her home at Fayette,
Arkansas, where her husband is the
minister of the Christian church.
They will visit here for some time,
and elsewhere, timing their return
to arrive in Kansas City on the date
of the general convention of the
Christian church which is to be at
that place, from October 24th to the
29th. inclusive. They will stop
there and be in attendance at that
event, where the entire membership
of the Christian churches of Amer
ica will be represented. From there
they will return home, making about
a months visit.
From Tuesday's naily.
Rev. E. II. Pontius departed this
morning for York, where he goes to
attend the annual conference of the
United Brethren church of which he
is the minister located just south
of this city. Rev. Pontius has met
with good success in his work In
the church for which he now min
isters and it is hoped that he will
be retained for another year.
GOES SOUTH FOR WINTER.
From Tuesday's Dally.
John C. Franks, and mother, the
former a barber, who has been in
the employe of A. J. Trility for the
past fortnight, departed today for
the sunny southland, and will spend
the winter, where the skys are bluer
and the wintry storms fewer. His
mother will stop to visit a daughter
in Kansas, while he will go to Tex
as. Jack Sternes. of St. Joseph
wields the razor in' his place, and
wi.ll cater to the discriminating pub
lie at the Trility.. shaving emporium
NEW -HOME NEARING
A. L. Huffer, who is building a
new home just a little ways south
west of the city, was in the city this
morniug for some materials for the
house, and says that the Avork on
the building is progressing nicely.
and that John W. Kinser, who is
doing the plastering, will have com
pleted his work tomorrow, and that
the carpenters will then get at the
finishing of the interior. This is
making a good home for Mr. Huffer
and his wife, it being a seven room
house with all the modern conven
iences, including bath and furnace
Little Miss Janet Snyder was six
years old yesterday and a number of
her little playmates and friends were
invited to come to her home on Pearl
street in the afternoon after school
to assist her in celebrating this aus-pic-ous
occasion. For several hours
the children romped and played var
ious games and indulged in amuse
ments in which children find so
much delight and pleasure, and the
parlors of the A. J. Snyder home
rang with merriment and laughter.
A peanut hunt was one of the games
the children played and this afforded
them considerable amusement for a
quarter of an hour. At an appoint
ed time a tempting birthday lunch
eon, consisting of ice cream and
cake, fruit and candies, was served.
Mrs. Snyder was assisted in the serv
ing and entertaining by Mrs. Em
mons Ptak. The centerpiece consist
ed of a huge birthday cake, gar
nished with six candles. Little Miss
Janet was made the happy recipient
of many beautiful birthday gifts.
which will be constant reminders of
this happy day. Just about dusk, the
little guests, after wishing Miss Ja
net many more happy birthdays de
parted for their homes much enthus
ed with this pleasant party.
Those in attendance were little
Misses Maxine Cloidt, Mary Swatek,
Louvisa Albert, Esther Cowles, Fay
Halstead, Alice Ptak, Janet Snyder,
and Masters Cloide and Theodore
Ptak. Keith and Dean Snyder.
BUYS A NEW REO CAR.
L. W. Nelson, south of this city,
has just purchased a new Reo car,
through the T. L. Amick agency of
this city. Mr. Nelson has . been
getting along without a car for some
time .thinking that the team was
doing the work alright until he saw
that the matter of time and a sav
ing of the animals was economy,
and has invested in the car as a
matter of business expediency as
well as desiring to have the car for
the added convenience which it
brings. John Rohrdanz living near
Manley has added to his equipment
also a new Reo car, which will
enable him to better care for his
business as well as being a pleasure
to have, and use.
SERGEANT MATTHEW HEROLD.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Matthew Herold, who is attached
to the 169th regiment of infantr',
was a short time made a corporal,
and after but a few days, was pro
moted to the position of Mess
Sergeant, having control of the pur
chasing for a portion of the camp
located at Charlotte, N. C. The
many friends of Matthew will be
pleased to learn of his advancement,
and will look for further promo
tion in the future.
From Tuesday's Daily.
bam bmith has just received a
card from Henry Soennichsen, who
is at the cantonment at Deming,
New Mexico, saying that he liked
the place and that all the boys
were getting along fine. They are
getting to do considerable drilling
now, and will require much more
DIED LAST NIGHT AT OMAHA.
From "W:ntiJavi DaMv: '
Mrs. JWifp Edmonds, of Murray,
who has been at' the hospital at
Omaha for the past week where she
has been receiving .treatment, pass
ed away about midnight last night
The remains will, arrive at Murray
this evening and the - funeral wil
occur tomorrow, Thursday, at one
FROM DEMING, N. M.
FORMER JOURNAL REPORTER AT
DEMING WRITES TELLING
OF THE LOCAL BOYS.
Says the Evenings are Cool and for
Sleep Can't be Equalled Is
Pleased with the Camp.
Demi nft N. M Sept. 21st.
The Sixth Nebraska is now set
tled in their training camp and the
work of putting the finishing touches
to the camp has about been complet
ed. The site of the camp is on a
sandy plain, two miles out from the
town of Deming and is free of the
sage brush and cactus that are so
plentiful In this section of the world.
The first days were spent in fixing
up the streets in front of the tents of
the different companies and in this
work, the new soldiers joined heart;
ily, with the result that everything
is now in fine shape and the work to
gether with the bracing mountain
air has developed an appetite in the
boys that is difficult to satisfy, al
though the food is excellent and
plentifully in every way.
The machine gun company, in
which so many of the Plattsmouth
boys are enrolled is one of the neat
est in the camp and the members are
preparing to enter the second stage
of their training as soldiers. There
are many thousands of men camped
here and in the troops are to be found
many Plattsmouth boys. When the
Journal arrives It is eagerly search
ed for news of the old town. In Com
pany B of the 6th Neb., are Verdon
V'roman and William Baldwin, who
resided south of the city. The Fifth
regiment has several others in their
ranks. Tom Walling in Company D,
of Auburn. John Palacek, in Company
E of North Platte, Ralph Larson in
the Wymore company, who are camp
ed next to the 6th in Camp Cody.
Bert Spies, son of Air. and Mrs. Her
man Spies, of Plattsmouth, is in Camp
Cody as a member of the Signal corps.
In the Fourth regiment there are
quite a few of the lads from Platts
mouth and the boys who were on
guard at the Burlington bridge dur-
ng the past summer. These members
of Uncle Sam's fighting force joined
n a welcome to the 6th regiment.
Frank Ashenbreme, Julius Kalasek,
Claude Richardson, Kenneth McCar
thy, Wayne Allen, are the boys from
here, while John Murphy, Jack Daily,
Charley Johnson, Art Gustafson, Joe
Aldrich and the othres well known
n Plattsmouth, are right on the job
and busy in drilling. The Fourth has
fine site for their camp just out
side of Deming. There has been no
sickness among the Plattsmouth col
ony and all are well pleased with
the military camp. The climate is
fine and so far the days have been
marked by light rains which have
laid the sand in fine shape. The ev
enings are cool and for sleep could
not be equalled.
FRANK H. SMITH.
WILL RAISE SOME WHEAT.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Robert L. Propst departed this
morning for Omaha and Council
Bluffs, Iowa, wlrere he is looking
after some business in the line of
purchasing a new threshing outfit,
and engine, for his son Thayer
Propst of Ralston. ' Mr. Thayer
Propst, has been running a small
machine during this season, and has
seen the need of a larger one, which
he will run next summer in con
nection with his business at Rals-
Mr. Robert Propst, while waiting
for the train, said that he liked the
rain, for he was just getting into
the seeding of his wheat for the
next year, and that he was putting
in one hundred acres.
Mr. Propst evidently believes in
putting in enough wheat that we
may have what , we want for our
use and to feed our. friends as well.
Chase county land is increasing
very rapidly, "but good farms are
still very reasonable In price. See
Rosencrans about making the trip
with him Sunday evening and be
convinced that there are some gen
uine land bargains left in that lo
cality.- a -
CHIEF BARCLAY PLACES SIGNS.
From Wednesday's Daily.
This morning Chief Barclay plac
ed the signs which had been ordered
on each side of the High and Cen
tral school gsounds and the Catho
lic school. The council had order
ed these signs made at a previous
meeting and they have Just been
completed and delivered, nd were
now placed for service.
The signs which reads, "School
Drive Slowly," are for the protection
of the school scholars, who at the
time of the dismissal of the ses
sions of the sqhool. These signs are
to warn drivers of automobiles to
drive slow in passing these schools,
and are for the reinforcing of ordi
nances and state laws touching the
driving of automobiles. These
signs should be heeded, as well as
should the laws and ordinances be
observed, for the dangers surround
ing childhood are numerous enough
at best, and all should be done to
keep the mat the minimum.
MASHED HAND YESTERDAY.
While assisting in the handling
of some barrels of oil yesterday at
the local ice plant, Carl Kunsman,
had the misfortune to get one of his
hands behind a barrel at the time
the barrel slipped? from the hold of
the one working with ihm. allow
ing it to catch Mr. Kunsman's hand
between the barrel and the brick
wall along which they were working
mashing it severely. It will be some
time before he will have the use of
the hand again.
DEPART FOR CALIFORNIA.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Sergeant J. D. Wolf, of Alatraz
Island near San Francisco, Califor
nia, who has been visiting in the
city for the past few days, depart
ed this afternoon fe-r Salt Lake City,
Utah, where he will pick up two de
serters, and take them to Ft. Doug
las, California for trial. Sergeant
DeWolf, with four guards have just
brought five prisoners to Fort Leav
enworth, from Fort Douglas, and he
stopped off here to visit for a short
WANTING COOKS IN NAVY.
Fred Wagner, the proprietor of
the Wagner Restauarnt, received a
letter this morning from the Navy
Recruiting officer at Omaha in which
lie requested Mr. Wagner to come to
Omaha and enlist as cook for Navy
service. The Navy is needing a mini
ber of cooks for the vessels now in
service, and are paying good salaries
as well as an opportunity for pro
motion the pay running from $35
to .$85 per month and board. Any
one who would like such a position,
and can do the work will be assist
ed by applying to Mr. Wagner at the
RECEIVED A CAR OF AUTOS.
From Wednesday's Daily.
W. W. YYasley yesterday received
and unloaded a car load of the
famous Chevrolet automobiles, of
which he has disposed of a large
amount to well satisfied purchasers.
The entire car load with but one
exception was of the ordinary size.
wfiich he has sold, but one was
what is konwn as the Big Four,
and an automobile which any one
can be pleased to own.
MOTOR FROM RANDOLPH.
Edward Weyrich, Harry Schaefer
and Charles Hennings of Randolph,
Neb., motored to Cedar Creek recent
ly for a visit with relatives and
friends in this vicinity. The boys
accompanied by Elmer Schaefer, of
Cedar Creek, motored to this city
yesterday afternoon for a short vis
it with friends. While here they
called at this office and had the sub
scription of the Plattsmouth Journal
going to Mr. George B. Weyrich, at
Randolph, Neb., extended for an
ARE VISITING WITH FRIENDS.
Messrs.. -Hi R. ElliottJIand A. M.
Elliott, of St.- Joseph, Missouri, ac
companied their mother, Mrs. Lydia
Elliott, and sister Miss Myrtle El
liott, arrived in Plattsmouth this
morning from Omaha, and are visit
ing with their friends. Rev. II. G.
McClusky and family, and also look
ing after' some business in the city.
A SECOND U-BOAT
SUNK BY DESTROYER
An Atlantic Port, . Sept. 26.
Passengers arriving here today on
a steamship from a British port
told of the sinking of two Gernan
submarines, one of wnich li3d at
t at Led a transport ronvt-ol by
T.V transport was Prod or. by a
U-loat late at night, September 14,
if(o;:ir.g to the story, olf I be Irish
coast. It was a bright moonlight
.'r.!u and officers on rh? troo;-. si p
saw the silvery path of the torpedo
Shi'ls v ere fired at the tra:'t
Y.- gunners on th transport.
Mi:..ilo submarines wa. Urn' ; mmi:
Dy a estroyer.
"I'll"? second U-boat 'o.v.mI sunk
attacked a steamship of the same
lint, r; rrying a large number of
I iissong ers and a heavy ca'o. Wh-ii
ls th-; scope of a sulnvu'riik was
s . .(!. the steamship immediately
made for the craft, ramming it as it
.v t- the surface, ?1 :.vii..,' it in
As the. U-boat .yx a inr.
' r o. sailors were in the
atci if, was said, but ihe work r f
'OS'.i'rg them was Wt io th 'r
A VERY HAPPY AND
A very pretty, though simple
wedding occurred at 11:00 this mor
ning at the Presbyterian Mause,
where Miss Maurine Hughes, a sister
of Mrs. McClusky, was united in
marriage to Mr. Ralph B. Elliott
of St. Joseph, Mo.
Two ministers participated in the
performing of the ceremony, both
being brothers-in-law of the bride.
They were Rev. II. C. McClusky of
this city and Rev. A. T, .AHer -of
Manning, la. The Van Dyke riug
cpremony was used and was most
impressive. Appropriate music was
rendered throughout the service by
Miss Myrtle Elliott, sister of the
The bride was becomingly attired
in a blue taffeta costume, elabor
ately trimmed with braiding and
touched up with coral beads. The
bridal couple stood in a bower of
golden rod and the parlors were
tastily decorated with bitter-sweet
and fall flowers.
After the ceremony the guests
were ushered into the dining room
and seated about a table daintily
adorned in pink and white. Mrs.
McClusky served a five course din
ner after which the happy couple
left for Omaha. They will go at
once to the home awaiting them in
St. Joseph in which city Mr. Elliott
holds a responsible position with the
Swift Packing Co.
The only guest who was not a
relative of the contracting parties
was Miss Flossie Bute, an intimate
friends of the bride.
The out of town guests were,
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Elliott and Miss
Myrtle Elliott. St. Joseph, Mo., and
parents and sister of the groom;
Rev-, and Mrs. A. T. Aller and little
son Dwight of Manning, Iowa. Miss
Ethel Hughes of Omaha, Neb., and
Miss Friedda Hughes of Cambridge,
Iowa, both sisters' of the bride.
WILL HOLD BUSINESS MEETING.
The Christian Endeavor society of
young people of the Presbyterian
church of this city are getting a stir
on themselves, and are getting ready
for active work this winter. The
president of the society, Mr. G. R.
Rawls has called a meeting at the
home of D. C. Morgan for this eve
ning, at eight o'clock, at which it is
desired that every one of the mem
bers of the society be in attendance.
This Will be the first business meet
ing of the fall, and there is much
to be done and all who have an in
terest in the success of the work
which the society should do, are
urged to come. The meeting will
be called to order at eight o'clock.
VISITING WITH FRIENDS HERE.
Miss Emma Meyers. ' who for a
nuniber of years was engaged in the
millinery business in this city, ar
rived last evening from where she
had been ' visiting in a number of
points in .'Kansas this summer, and
will visit for a time with her friends
in this city and is at this time, the
guest of Mrs. Frank J. Morgan.
From Tuesday's Dallv.
The De Luxe Dancing Club in
onjunction with the Ho'ly orches
tra have secured th services of
Mr. Ymk. Hearthington, and Mr.
F-pncis Whelan. of which Mr. Whe
'.i ii needs no introduction as a
pianist. Mr. Hearthfu.u-u who is,
and has been for a nu:ib.r of years
instructor in the Omar.-- Orchestral
fi'.hool and is consid-: ; 1. 1 among
Civ.ahas most expert vio!ir.f.;r v.r.i
the De Luxe Dancing Club of Ibis
t!l are to be congratulated upon
fee tiring the services f these mo.-t
aide musicians who v. ill l e heard at
thf Cosmopolitan Dnme Saturday
night, Sept. 29th.
A FAMILY REUNION.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The country home of Mr. and Mrs.
John II. WiiiM v,.is the sco'.e of a
delightful family leunion y::?ler;lay
The morning hour? were very pleas
antly whiled away in social . con
versation and vaiious amuForjo.t!.
At the noon h uv a bounteou din
ner was spread to which all did
ample justice. During the after
noon Mr. Roy Saiith, Photogi uglier
of this city tod: a picture of the
Those in atl:id.:iie were Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Wi'r and grandchild
ren. Miss Mildred Wiles, Edmund
Wiles of Glenwood, la., Mr. and Mrs.
John Beclman und ons Herbert
and John. Jr., of Louisville, ?.lr. and
Mrs. Niley Wil of f Murray. Mr.-and
Mrs. Harry Wiies and children Fred
and Nellie of Weeping Water. Air.
and Mrs. Will V.'i-es and ba-hy Ruth
of Murray, Mr. ard Mrs. Ber. Wiles
and baby Madeline of Murray, Mr.
Everett Wiles of Murray, Mr. and
Mrs. Garland Til son and baby John
WILL' HEAR THE ARGUMENT.
From Tuesday's Dally.
County Judge Beeson and Attor
ney C. A. Rawls departed this morn
ing for Red Oak, Iowa, where they
go 'to hear the address of attorney
Mitchell who will deliver the argu
ment in case of the Rev. Lynn J. G.
Kelly, who is on trial for the murder
of eight people in Villisca. Iowa in
1912 and which is known through
out the country as the Ax Murder
Attorney Mitchell is one of the
ablest of attorneys and is of the
ability of this man to present the
fine points of the law, that has call
ed these two legal light of Cass
county to the Iowa county seat to
hear the presentation of the argu
ment, applying the law to the tech
nique of the case
WILL CONSULT MAYO BROTHERS.
From Wodiii'sday's Daily.
W. F. Gillespie last Sunday eve
ning departed for Rochester, Minne
sota, where he goes to consult the
specialist of that institution as to
his state of health. Mr. Gillespie
has been troubled with poor health
for some time and having tried
many remedies and a number of doc
tors has at last concluded to go to
the Mayo Brothers sanitarium and
consult the specialist of that place,
hoping to find something which will
assist him in regaining - his lost
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U. S. LEADS WHOLE WORLD
IN THE BUILDING OF BOATS
Washington, D. C. "Sept. 2G.
The magnitude of the American gov
ernment's, shipbuilding program was
revealed today for the first time in
a statement by the shipping board
showing that nearly 1,200 merchant
vessels of about C. 000. 000 tonnage
will be completed within a little
more than a year.
Completion of ships commandeer
ed in ship yards and of vessels act
ually or about to be contracted for
will give the country a fleet of 1.
600 ships, with a total tonnage of
more than 9,000,000. In addition
to this the board will complete in
1919 vessels already contracted fr
and under negotiation of about !.'
000,000 tons. A billion dollars has
Just been asked of congress to com
plete the program.
The United States is now leading
the world in shipbuilding and if the
present rate of construction were
kept up would become the leading
si: pr-ing nat'r.r. ; f the world 'n ;i
few years. The British, whose pres
ent ocean-going tonnage is abouf
1 Ii, 000, 000, are hampered in build
ing by lack of men and materials.
In all other countries, except Japan,
building virtually is at a standstill.
America now has total oversea"
tonnage of 2.400,000. to which has
been added about 700,000 tons of
German and Austrian shipping. Ja
pan has 2,000,000 tons; Italy. 1.
050,000; France, 1.SS0, 000; Norway
1,650,000; Holland, l,175f0O'J;
Sweden, 860.000; Denmark, 690.000;
.Spain, 750,000; Russia, 550.000;
Portugal, 200,000, and all of South
America. SOO, 000.
A'NEW BUSINESS LOCATION.
" Ben Haiikiiisoii. the. fromitient
junk dealer, has rented the room
which Andrew Hawrick formerly oc
cupied on Lower Main street, and
will have it for his place of busi
ness. Mr. Ilankinson will continue
in the Junk business, and will have
this place for a sorting room, stor
ing what he gets that he wishes sep
arated from the other in the room,
while he will have the other grades
as formerly in a lot for that purpose.
THE TOEACCO BARREL.
On' examination of the tobacco
barrel, which is standing In front of
the Gem Theater, we noticed, that
there had been a generous contri
bution to it in the shape of smok
ing for the soldier Tioys, and that
they were not being entirely for
gotten. But then there could have
been a larger donation. It seems.
Some people seem not to get the
idea of this sending tobacco. Let
the one who has been addicted to
having his cup of coffee every mor
ning, and some times more, when it
is missed, how is the nerves for the
day. Are they quiet and tranquil,
are they unsteady. The man who
is in the habit of using tobacco,
when without it is in the same con
dition. We do not believe in trying
to make smokers and chewers of
those who do not use tobacco, but If
it is going to help the one who does
give it' to him.
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