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PLATTSMOUTII SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1917.
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DRIVE IS ON
WITH A RUSH
MARKS FIRST MOVE TOWARD"
GOAL OF $3,000,000,000.
BIG DEMONSTRATIONS STAGED
Single Subscriptions as High
Washington, D. C, Oct. 1. The
great liberty loan drive started to
day throughout the country with a
rush. Telegraphic reports to the
treasury from every section indicate
tremendous enthusiasm on the par.',
of tens of thousands of workers, and
a fair first day volumo of subscrip
tions toward the $3,000,000,000
r. inimuni. which has been set as th
gral of the four weeks' campaign.
Hags were flown, whistles were
Mown, acres of bil'Doards blossom
ed into red. white and blue posters,
thousands of workers started the
campaign with enthusiasm fr n New
L.icland to California Everywhere
from post unices, bank and store
windows, railway stations, street
cars and scores of other public
places, liberty posters with varied
slogans were posted up and workers
began the task of flu a ins: buyers.
Towns and cities from coast to
coast welcomed the beginning of the
campaign with distinctive demon
strations. Here in the capital street
cars were stopped for two minutes
at noon and automobile : horns and
sirens let loose a boCiam of no?jse. as
the field force began its work.
Boston reported a chorus of steam
whistles greeting the cpeniig c the
campaign. Mayor Mitchel of New
York started it there with an ;ul
dress. Philadelphia let loose her
factory whistles at 10 o'clock, and
two hours later gazed skyward at a
squadron of six airplanes that cir
cled the tower of the city hall,
dropping loan literature while 5,000
oy Scouts started collecting contri
butions. t McAdoo Makes Speeches. .
Secretary McAdoo opened his
transcontinental speechmaking tour
in Cleveland, where Tris Speaker,
star outfielder of the Cleveland base
ball club, purchased the first bond.
The Liberty Bell of St. John's
church, Richmond, where Patrick
Henry uttered his immortal "give me
liberty or give me death," led the
bells of the city in a five-minute
proclamation that the drive was on
A flying squadron of nearly 1,000
solicitors stormed Chicago as the
1 ells were ringing and whistles were
blowing. Minneapolis started with
a program of meetings designed to
reach every man, woman and child
in her reserve district. Prominent
business men of St. Louis put on
overalls and pasted up posters. San
Francisco began with a luncheon
nttended by 5C0 men and women,
and Dallas and Kansas City report
ed a similar spirit of enthusiasm.
The spectacular features of the
lirst day succeeded everywhere, re
ports to the treasury department
indicate, in arousing widespread
enthusiasm. To keep alive this en
thusiasm and swell its volume till
every person who can buy a liberty
bond does buy one, is the work
which t he volunteer army is now
devoting its serious attention.
Hard Work Needed.
Officials here were not inclined to
minimize the tremendous task. A
vast amount of hard work must be
done during the next twenty-three
working days by every persons in the
ranks of the great organization. An
average of $125, 000,4)00, a day in
subscriptions for the entire period
would bring the total only up to the
minimum. What officials hope for
is to make every day a $200,000,000
a day, or on an eight-hour basis,
$25,000,000 an hour. This would
bring the total to within hailing
distance of the $5,000,000,000,
which the country is expected to
With 10,000,000 subscribers as
the goal, the vaerage daily subscrip
tion list would show 400,000 names.
Again, computed on an eight-hour
basis, 50,000 men and women Would
liae to subscribe every hour to
briuL the total uii to expectations. :
0Y2TEH A1W tSAIJBWItfi SOCIAL.
The Ottcrbeiu C. society will
give ar. oyster and s?ndwtca supper
a the heme bf G. A. Murdoch. Octo
fcV'otb ierib-jriy weico-; itv kly
SPILLS FAMILY OUT OF
CAR LAST EVENING
From Tuesday's Daily. ,
Last evening, while coming from
his Tiome in Kansas City to Platts
niouth, Frank Beeson, Jr., a nephew
of Judge Allen J. Beeson, of this
place, had some very exciting ex
perience with his automobile, and
which was the cause of his hair hav
ing a slight tendency to stand
straigh up Mr. Beeson and hif
family, consisting of his wife, a boy
four years old and the oaby, about
a year old, were in the car, Mr. Bee
son and the elder boy riding in the
frcnt seat while Mrs. Beeson and the
baby were occupying the rear seat.
In explaining the acident today Mr.
Beeson said "We were going about
say,. Uncle Jake what is the law ?"
"Well, replied Judge Beeson, the law
says you shall not run faster than
twenty-five miles an hour." "Then,"
said Frank, "we were going about
twenty-four miles' as he winked at
reporter, "coming north, with a dry
road, and when we passed the top of
the hill, we came suddenly upon a
wet place in the road, and away went
the car, skidding into the weeds and
glass on the side of the road, with
a yawning ditch ten feet deep, to
ward which the car was going at
full tilt. Just as the car left the
track and entered the weeds, v it
struck a bump about a foot high,
wHch caught the axle of the car,
bending it badly, but stopping the
cai "so quickly that Mrs. Beeson and
the baby shot out through the cur
tains into the ditch some ten feet
below, with a suit case on top of
them. The little boy was thrown up
against the wind shield, striking it
hard enough to raise a knot about
the size of an egg on his head." Mr.
Beeson jumped out of the car. and
down into the ditch to find the baby
uninjured while the mother lay un
conscious. She soon came to herself,
talking wildly, but in a short time
was all right, although tbi nrorning
she is very sore a3 'a result of ner
thrilling experience. They straight
ened things up and hobbled along
into Plattsmouth as best they could.
The point at which the accident oc
curred is three miles , south on the
Kansas City road, from where the
road turns into Union.
Mr. Beeson and family are at the
home of Judge Beeson today. They
will go to Omaha to look after some
business before returning to their
home in Kansas City. The car in
which they were riding was a Dodge
Brothers touring model, and Frank,
who is especially enamoured with
that make of car, says if it had been
any other kind it would have been
broken all to pieces. While it was
a bad enough accident, as it was, it
looks as though yesterday was the
Beeson family's lucky day.
MAKES A PLEASANT VISIT.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The Rev. J. B. Jackson, minister
of the United Presbyterian church,
who is located at Murray, was a
visitor in this city today and while
in town called upon the editor of
this paper, having a very pleasant
chat with him, both being comrades,
having served our country in the
civil war. Rev. Jackson is a very
fine man, and we were pleased to
make his acquaintance, and to have
the pleasure of spending a few mo
ments in pelasant conversation with
ELBERT YOUNG IS A NEW
HUSTLER SAYS K. G. POST
From Tuesday's Daily.
Here's to Elbert Young, the new
carrier on routes No. 209 and 226.
Young is a big husky fellow with a
likeable disposition and is sure to
take with the subscribers on his
Youg piloted a squad over his
route Monday and Tuesday nights
and the result was 110 orders a
clean cut increase.
Thus, in two nights, Young, with
the aid of the soliciting squad in
creased bis route 110.
A short time ago an increase on
a route of 110 in six months was
considered an impossibility by most
of the carriers, let alone in two
"And I'm going to hold every one
of them," said Young. "I'm going to
give the .best possible service, besides
I anl going to get some more on this
Young is so enthusiastic over the
prospects that he is going to go out
soliciting every night he can get
away from his school worJfrUe goes
to the Northeast and is somrwhat of
an athlete.- Kansas City Host.
E.. C. Gibbersoa of Weeping
Water was a viitor in the city this
atternoon coming to' bring Herman
Dankleff, over, who . is o?!C . of the
boys who is to go to Camy Vvr.oa
FROM CAMP FUNSTON,
From Tuesday's Daily.
Machine Gun Company, 355th In
fantry, Camp Funston, Kansas,
Sept. 28th, 1917.
Dear Aunt, Uncle and Lucile: I
will try and write you a few lines
this evening. I have been so busy,
having so many letters to write I
almost had forgotten to whom I
should write. This soldier life is
sure at it all the time. We start
drilling at 7:10 a. m. and quit at
4:30 p. m. We have until 5:30 to
shave and shine our shoes, and be
lieve me, you want to do it or off
comes your head. We have plenty
to eat and a good bed. There is a
Y. M. C. A. next our barracks, and
it is a fine place; they have a piano
and we have a jubilee every night.
There are papers of all kinds as
well as magazines, and they treat
you fine. We have to be in bed at
9:45 and up at 5:45. We are about
eight miles from town, and not
much chance to get to go. There
are about 30,000 men here, while
the camp. covers about 23,000 acres.
I tell you it is a big place, and no
place to go, pretty hard when one
is accustomed to going whenever he
pleased. You should have seen me
last Sunday, breaking my back over
a wash" board. We have to do our
own washing,' and as it was the first
one in my life, I sure was awkward
about it. I just about rubbed the
skin off my fingers for nearly every
other time I would run my fingers
on the board, instead of the clothes.
We have Saturday afternoon and
Sundays to ourselves. I was on
kitchen duty, there was three out
of our squad; we have to take turns.
We three peeled two bushels of po
tatoes. There are 112 men in our
company, I had my picture taken
peeling 'spuds.' Well this will do
for this time, with love,
KRUGER FAMILY RETURNS.
Fmm Tuepilay's Pally. ;
Harry L. Kruger, wife and son,
Glen, who have been in the south
for the past three weeks, visiting
with friends and relatives and seeing
the country returned home last Sun
day evening and Mr. Kruger return
ing to his work in the Burlington
shops yesterday morning.
They visited with the relatives of
both Mr. Kruger and Mrs. Kruger
in Kansas and Oklahoma. With i he
three weeks spent in the south they
had a very pleasant time, not alone
visiting with their friends and rela
tives, but seeing the country,' of
w hich they say the crops and. lands
are fine, with an abundance of good
towns in which to live and afford
ing good marketing places for the
produce of the farms.
MEN AND MILLIONS MOVEMENT
From Tuesday's Daily.
A. D. Harmon, president of Cot
ner University, at Bethany, and Bert
Wilson, of Cincinnati, Ohio, where
he has charge of the American Board
of Missions, were in the city yester
day afternoon looking after fl.-.j
matter of securing pledges o.i tl e
$6,300,000, which they are rising
for the Men and Millions Movement.
The ones in charge have been in
Nebraska about three weks. and
have pledged $95,000, wif.l. good
prospects of more than doubling
that amount. While here they se
cured one pledge, which amounts to
$500, as that is the smallest pledge
they will receive. They expert to
have the money from those who can
give it, and the work of the men
who do not have the money. This
movement is confined entirely to the
membership of the Christian church,
from this they expect to endow Cot
ner University at Lincoln, with a
gift of $300,000, which wiU mater
ially help that institution.
C. L. PITMAN GAINING NOW
From Tuesday's Daily.
C. L. Pitman, who was injured at
an elevator in Council Bluffs, Iowa,
on which he was employed, by fall
ing from the scaffolding to the hard
ground below, is so far recovered
that he is able to be around. He
is now at home and convalescing
nicely with prospects of being him
self again in the hear future.
MARY SCHLATER BREAKS ARM.
From Tuesday's Daily. '
Sunday evening while little seven
year old Mary Schlater was playing
with other children on the lawn of
Henry Herold, just across from her
own home, she slipped off a terrace,
a foot or so in height and in
an effort to catch herself, extended
her hands, with the result that one
of her arms were broken. One of
the bones of the forearm was brok
en, while the other was bent. The
fracture was reduced, and as little
Mary says, "the doctor put some
boards around it" and Mary is feel
ing: better, with the hope3 that the
inlurv will soot! be well 2&?.in.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Henry Hirz, jr., was looking after
some business in Omaha today, go
ing up this afternoon.
Cha'rles Creamer, from near Rock
Bluffs, was transacting business in
the city with our merchants this
Phillip Fornuff, of Cedar Creek,
was a business visitor in Plattsmouth
today, coming down on the train
J. G. Meisinger, of near Cedar
Creek, was looking after some busi
ness in the city today, having come
in this morning.
Thomas S. Kecklow of Mauley was
transacting business fn Plattsmouth
this morning, coming over in hi.3 car,
and returning this afternoon.
T. E. Hathaway of near Union was
looking after some business this
morning at the court house, coming
up in his car and returning at noon.
Ben. Beckman, from near Murray,
was a visitor in the city today, hav
ing come in this morning, and was
also visiting with some of his many
friends as well.
-Charles S. Stone, of Einiwood was
a visitor in the city this afternoon,
looking after some business matters
and called on the Journal office
while in the city.
Win. Exline and wife, from near
Union, were visiting in the county
seat yesterday, looking after some
business as well, and returned home
last evening with their car.
Miss Honor Seybert came in this
morning from her home in Cedar
Creek and is visiting in the city with
her Uncle an dAunt, Mr. and Mrs.
John McXurlin, for some time.
J. W. Edmonds of Murray was a
business visiter in the city thhrmor
ning driving up in his car, and after
transacting what business he had
returning to his home at Murray.
Mrs. Thomas F. Ruby and child
ren were passengers to Omaha this
morning where she will visit with
friends and see the carnival which
is in progress at Omaha at present.
Mr. Troy Davis, of Weeping Water
was a business visitor in Platts
mouth this morning, coming up in
his car and was looking after some
matters at the county seat, return
ing this afternoon.
William Starkjohn departed this
morning for Gothenherg, Dawson
county, from where he will go i.orth
Into' Custer county where he has a
farm which he is going t visit ji.l
see what the crops has beon this
Mrs. Dclaney. of Blair, mother of
Mrs. II. H. Spreckcr, who has been
visiting in the city for the part week
at the home of her daughter, de
parted last evening for her home
going over the Missouri Pacific
Charles Muryhy and son, John
from Mauley were looking after some
business in the city this afternoon
Mr. John Murphy was called for ex
amination on the draft, for the lat
ter part of the week wnen he will
have to take the examination.
A. W. Smith and wife spent Sun
day at the home of their son, A. C.
Smith and wife, at Carson, Iowa,
and report a fine time. They also
ray they do not remember of seeing
such corn as Arthur has on his farm
in Iowa, thinking it will average
from 73 to 80 bushels per acre.
Henry A. Toole and Conrad Wirih.
of Murdock, was in ' the city yes
terday afternoon, looking after som
business in the county seat, and also
investigating a land deal, wherein
they wished to purchase a farm in
the western portion of the county.
They drove over in Mr. Tool's car,
tiiid returned late in the evening..
James Fitzgerald departed this
morning for Rock Falls, Illinois,
where he will visit with his, sister,
Mrs. J. W. Presby, for a short time
Mr. Fitzgerald has not been to visit
his sister for some time, and goes at
this time to see her, and hoping that
the change of climate, and scene
will be beneficial to his health as
well as the vacation end visit with
the trip affords.
From Wednesday's Daily.
Mont Robb of Union, was up last
evening to attend the supper given
the departing soldier boys.
H. N. Meeker, of Greenwood, came
in this afternoon and was looking
after some business in the county
Lloyd Gapen, from Murray was
looking after some business in the
city this morning having come up
in his car.
Lloyd Lewis, of near Union, was
a visitor with his family at Omaha
for the day going via the Burlington
Messrs. G. L. Bergcr, Albert Kunz,
Fred Kunz, of Einiwood motored to
this city yesterday afternoon. Albert
Kunz coming up to join the boys who
departed for Camp Funston this
John Colbert of Weeping Water,
and John McKay with their wives
were over last evening to bring
Mearl McKay over to report to the
draft board, and returned home late
Frank Cox and w ife cf near Weep
ing Water, were ever last evening to
the banquet for the soldier boys,
Mr. Earl Cox their son. being one
of t ho boys to go to Camp Funston
Frank Schlistemeier and wife
from near Neiiawka were in the city
yesterday afternoon, Jooking after
tome business and delivering tome
potatoes and tomatoes to some of
their customers here.
Mi.;s Verse Albin, from near Un
ion, came in this morning and de
parted for Omaha, where she will
visit with her brother, Ezra Albin,
who is at the St. Joseph hospital,
and also will visit the carnival.
Frank Itiggs is having somewhat
of a time 'with one of his hands
which lie had injured a short time
since and which has become infected,
causing him to have to stop work,
and put in most of nis time nursing
the injured member.
Frank Marler and wife, came tip
tlii-: jnorning from their farm home
near INt hnwka, bringing with them
Mrs. 1). Ames, who lias been visiting
at the Marler home, for some time
past, and who departed this morning
for her home at Glenwood, Iowa.
Fred W. Guenther, and wife who
What Does Your Wife
Think of Your Appearance?
Most women have the thrift habit more firmly fixed than their hus
bands and yet they are the first to urge their men folks to dress
well. Isn't that because they realize the importance of a good ap
pearance before those you're dealing with? A look of prosperity
brings a feeling of confidence, and many a business deal is won by
. the self-assurance of one man outlasting that of the other.
If your wife thinks you ought to spend $15 to -$25 for a new suit or over
coat would it not be wise to take her advice and pick yourself one of
these exquisite Clothcraft patterns?
.Plattsmouth' now affords a
very adequate Ladies-Ready-to-Wear
Market. You can
shop at home and shop in
comfort, without the head
ache and hurry of a trip to
the city stores.
'At home you can take your time, make up your
mind at leisure and receive personal attention, be
sides knowing your home merchant is back of the
goods you buy. We specialize Ladies Coats, Ladies'
Sweaters and Ladies' Silk Hosiery. You;jare wel
come to look or buy.
E. Wescott's Sons
have been making their home at
Denver, Colorado, for some time past
came in this afternoon, and will
make their home in the future, and
will farm on the farm of Mr. Gucn
ther's father west of this city the
Mrs. Ellen Smith, mother of Wm.
A. Smith of Elmwood, and Mrs. Will
John, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Morri
son, drove over last evening, that
Wm. A. Smith and Ed. Morrison
could go with the boys, while the
ladies all stayed for the banquet and
to bid good-bye to the boys, then
returning to their home in the west
end of the county.
The Whole Neighborhood Knows.
Mrs. Anna Pclzer, 2320 Jefferson
St., So. Omaha, Neb., writes. "Foley's
Honey and Tar cured my daughter
of a bad cold. My neighbor, Mrs.
Benson, cured herself and family
with Foley's Honey and Tar and In
fact most everyone in our neighbor
hood speaks highly of it as a good
remedy for coughs and colds." Sold
CARL CARLBERG HAND WORSE.
Carl Carlberg of whom mention
was made a few days since as having
injured his h3nd by having a piece
of wood run in it, and which had
to be cut out, is suffering a great
deal from the injury, as the hand
has become affected, and is in such
a condition that he can get no rest
night or day.
From Tuesday's Daily.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. F. J.
Spangler near Weeping Water, was
the scene of a merry gathering Sun
day when Mr. and Mrs. Spangler
entertained the relatives in honor of
T. C. Murrayfrnd family of Avard,
Okla., who are visiting relatives in
Cass county. At the .noon hour an
excellent dinner was served oil the.
lawn at the Spangler horns to which
all did justice, and all greatly en
joyed the many good things to eat.
During the afternoon a splendid
program of music and songs was
very much enjoyed and atthe close
of the beautiful autumn day all de
parted for their homes voting Mr.
and Mrs. Spangler splendid enter
tainers. Those present were: Mrs. Isabelle
Yost and children of Nebraska City,
David Murray and fam::y of Union,
Albert Murray and family and Guy
Murray and wife, of Plattsmouth
Chris Murray and family of Mynard,
Phillip Spangler and family and F.
J. Spangler and family or Weeping
Water and T. C. Murray and family
of Avard, Okla.
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