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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1917.
ICY OF OFFICE
STATE FUEL INSPECTOR TO MEET
WITH INSPECTORS FROM
OTHER STATES IN
APPOINr LOCAL COMMITTEES
General Outline of What May be Ex
pected when New Department
Gets Organized, Given.
From Wednesday's Daily.
For the general information
the people of Nebraska, and
answer to many inquiries made,
which cannot be answered by letter
to each individual, John L. Kennedy,
Federal Fuel Administrator for Ne
braska, has .given out for publica
tion the following extracts from
orders made, and pamphlets pub
lished, by the United States Fuel
"Plans are under consideration
and will soon be announced, where
by production may continue with
out affecting adversely either the
producer or the purchaser, pending
the examination of applications for
revision of prices. Until this plan
is announced, it is suggested that
sales and deliveries be made at the
prices fixed, with a stipulation to
the effect that if prices are readjust
ed settlement shall be made accord
ingly." "For the purpose of determining
a proper basis for sales by retail
dealers, local committees will be
organized throughout the country.
Each committee will investigate and
report "upon the local situation, and
advise concerning the regualtions to
be established. When the price is
fixed, the local committee will be
asked to superintend its enforce
mnt." "Immediate investigation into the
cost of local distribution and the
profits of retail dealers will be made
by the State Fuel Administrators
acting through the local committees
and with the aid of accountants.
The State Fuel Administrators will
be charged with the duty of re
commending to the Fuel Administra
tor remedies for all abuses and
avoidable hardships arising under
the operation of this order."
"The Fuel Administration is pre
paring a plan of apportionment
which will secure to domestic con
sumers their fair share of the coal
supply and at prices which will re
flect the prices heretofore promul
gated by the President."
From reports coming in from all
parts of the state, Mr. Kennedy is
satisfied that the important propo
sition is to get the coal into the
state. There is a shortage of steam
coal, brought about chiefly by the
lessening of the supply from certain
sources, by the increased consump
tion in manufacturing establish
ments, and by the use of steam coal
for anthracite in cases of necessity.
The real hardship to the domestic
consumer comes from the shortage
of hard coal. There .is very little
of it coming into the state. Much
of it has been going to lake ports,
in anticipation of the close of navi
gation for the season. Thousands of
homes in Nebraska are heated , by
' hase burners, in which soft coal
cannot be used. Unless a reasonable
supply of hard coal can be had soon
these consumers will suffer greatly,
and may be forced to resort to other
methods to heat their homes. Then
again, in the larger houses, most of
the furnaces and heating plants
rnnsume hard coal and are not so
well suited for soft coal.
From the quoted paragraphs, it
is evident that the machinery for
thfi adiustment of prices and the
distribution of coal within the state
will soon be set in motion. If ex
cessive prices are charged, an ex
amination of the books of the.coa
dealers will reveal that fact, and ad
justments will be made according
Mr. Kennedy hopes to have his
committees appointed promptly on
his return from Washington. These
committees will serve without com
pensation, and will be drawn from
the several communities in which
they serve. They will not be coal
dealers, nor will they be interested
in the coal business.
Mr. Kennedy left Tuesday night
to attend a conference of State Fuel
Administrators, to be held in Wash
ington, Friday of this week. In iis
absence, he would like to have sent
to him, at Omaha, by the coal deal
er of the state, a clean-cut, concise
statement of their minimum re
quirements, giving the quantity they
have on hand, the amount and kind
needed, and the names of the whole
sale coal companies through which
they have heretofore purchased
Many requests have been received
from conusmers, for advice as to
whether or not they should abandon
their base burners and purchase soft
co'al stoves. Mr. Kennedy hopes to
be able to answer that question,
through the public press, early next
week, on his return from Washing
TRAINS DIVERTED VIA LINCOLN.
From Tuesday's Dally.
On account of the burning of a
bridge near Auburn, which occurred
this morning, the afternoon trains
were diverted and run via Lincoln,
there being no train from Omaha,
going south on the Missouri Pacific
on account of the burning of the
WiLL SET FRACTURED ARM.
From Tuesday's Daily.
The arm of the little son of Anton
Hraska, George, who broke it last
Sunday will be set today, at the Ford
Hospital, where the young man was
taken yesterday. Mrs. Hraska, his
mother, departed this morning for
Omaha to be present at the opera-
ion hi reducing the fracture.
It is hoped that the arm will soon
mend, and that the little fellow cn
soon return to his home.
MAKES ADDRESS TO BOY SCOUTS.
From Tuesday's Dally. '
Last evening at the meeting of the
Boy Scouts, Chief of Police Barclay
addressed the boys, and in his talk
i them he had to gay: "Upon you
will depend much of the work,
which would have fallen on the Na
tional Guards,' in their absence, as
they are sent to take the place of
the regulars, when they go to the
front. In the examination which
ou were to have had this evening,
when the question was asked how
many are ready for the examination,
ci'i one held ui his hand. Now, my
rn-s. I have to tell you thi-i is some
thing real, and is in service which
is expected of you, you are able to
give it, and he who perfects himself
so as to be of service to his fellow
man, and especially in these times,
is the one which will be depended
upon. ine matter oi Deing a noy
Scout 4s not mere play, it is work,
.d means respo sibility. and you
are learning to be a man. Do your
pc well." The address as weii re
ceived and was given in an earnest
and impressive manner, the Chief
meaning every word he said.
GOING TO TRY BILL.
From Tuesday's Dally.
George W. Olson, has been having
bomewhat of a time uocping some
one driving his wagon, to carry the
mail, having to run two teams, and
make both stations, the Burlington
and Missouri Pacific as well, and
having lost the people which he has
had heretofore, he is now in his
employ, Willie Brinkman, who he is
going to try and get initiated into
the mysteries of the service, hoping
that he will make an excellent hand.
BROTHER VERY SICK.
From Tuesdav's Dally.
Mrs. C. E. Heebner and Mrs
Blaine Porter departed last evening
for Rescue, where they go to be at
the bedside of their brother, Gilbert
Fleming, who is very sick, and not
expected to live.
Makes Good In The North.
A cough remedy must be good to
give satisfaction in a northern state's
variable weather. Bertram Bros.,
Green Bay, Wis., write: "We have
used Foley's Honey and Tar and
recommend it to anyone who needs
a good, reliable cough and cold
remedy." Relieves croup, opens air
passages, eases strangling fight for
breath. Sold everywhere. , ,
BELLS RING AND
PLATTSMOUTH ALIVE WITH PA
TRIOTISM AS HER PEOPLE
PROCLAIM LIBERTY TO WORLD
Everyone Gave Freely of Time to
Assist in the Sale of Liberty
Bonds This Afternoon.
From Wednesday's Daily.
with the sounding of the whistle
at the Burlington shops, began the
demonstration for the Liberty Bond
drive, which was the great feature
of the National Holiday for LIB
ERTY for the world. This was fol
lowed by the ringing the church
bells, of which the Presbyterian,
St. Paul's Evangellca land the
Methodist and the bells at the high
school were prominent. Down the
street came the High school stud
ents, marching six abreast, for Lib
erty and Humanity, the young la
dies in advance led by six young
men bearing the banner of Freedom
for the World, the American Flag,
and followed by the young men, the
bone and son of the fighting force
which shall procure and maintain
justice for all people. At the in
tersections of Main and Sixth, and
Fifth and Main, Fourth and Main
and Third streets they assembled
and sang patriotic songs, while the
citizens on either side of the streets
clapped their hands in appreciation
of the sentiment which prompted
the young people in the demonstra-
tion. While at the intersection of
Main and Fourth streets, where they j
filled almost .the entire streets, an
automobile came along, and while
the songs were still reverbrating in
the breezes, telling tneir message of
iberty. tooted thir horn to clear the
track for them to pass. They did
not seem to realize, that a greater
cause was on than the selfish ends
attained by some one who could af
ford to own a car, and drive in
pleasure, which the students were
doing their bit for the LIBERTY OF
The Boy Scouts were out solicit
ing the sale of bonds and were meet
ing with good success, and many if
uoc all will have w a a medal be-
the day i-' cv r. Ttiy j,,--! U
cf subscrini t: for the bonds Is clain
iu the at:?:::icn cf n st aM f'T'c
An the hx. are meeting with od
Hi:' A ni' a v cf :ii!t'T-'-.!i. loads
of citizens went out to the" country
interview t?:?- farmers whl- in 'h
eVi the tL'zt" geiunsliy . dih
gent in soliciting the sale of the
bonds. We will not be able to, re
port the results until tomorrow, as
the drive will continue during the
After leaving Main street the girls
led by Miss Bertha Driftmeyer, and
the boys by Chas. Sprecht, the in
structor in athletics, proceeded to
the Burlington shops, where they
were received and . shown every
courtesy by the Burlington officials.
At every department of the shops,
they stopped gave their high school
yell and sang patriotic songs.
VISITS BROTHER HERE.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Z. Waterman and wife of Crete,
arrived in the city this afternoon
to visit with Mr. .Waterman's broth
er, John Waterman of this city. Mr.
Z. Waterman and wife have been on
a trip visiting with friends and
relatives, which has taken some
thr-je weeks, and has included many
Doi;.s of interest in the east, visit
ing at Minneapolis and Detroit, while
SEPARATED 32 YEARS.
From Tuesday's Dally.
.Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Harner, for
merly' of Oregon, where they have
lived for the past six years, arrived
in this city a few days since and
have been visiting with a sister of
Mrs Harner, Mrs George Lamphear
and family departed this morning
for Maryville,' Missouri, where they
will visit at the home of another i
sister Mrs. J. H. Cook, of that place j
for some time Mrs Lamphear and
sister Mrs Harnar had not seen each
other lor wz years, until their ar
rival a few days since Mr. and Mrs
Harnar will make their home at
Miami, Oklahoma, at which place
they lived before going to the west
MAY BE GONE ALL WEEK.
From Wednesday's Daily.
C. A. Atkinson, proprietor of the
Hotel Riley barber shop has receiv
ed a telegram from E. G. Shallen
berger, second chair barber in the
6hop, stating that his father is very
low at the home of a daughter in
Mason City, where he was called by
his father's illness Monday, and he
is uncertain just when he will be
able to get back. Between rushing
to and from his meals and veiling
Next" Clarence is being kept pret
ty busy looking after trade.
IN COUNTY COURj
From Wednesday's Pally. '
Today in county court were ap
pointed administrators for two es
tates. In the estate of Phoebe Jane
Mills, David H. Mills was appointed
as the administrator, with the estate
amounting to about $5,000. C. E.
efi't appearing as the attorney.
This estate is at Weeping Water,
v. here the parties live.
In the matter of the estate, or
Eugene T! Tool, Ada Tool, was ap
pointed as administratrix, and How
ard Tool as the administrator, all
parties residing at Murdock. The
amount of the state being S2",000
.villi $20,000 of it in personal prop
erty. Attorney C. E. Teilt from
Weeping Water appearing for the
CONSERVATION CAMPAIGN WINS.
From "Wednesday's Daily.
L. F. Langhorst and Charles C.
Bailey both of Elruwood were ia the
city yesterday aftc-TTioon, and - made
this office a pleasant call, spending
few minutes in social conversa
tion. Mr. Langhorst has Just made
a tour over the entire county in the
nterest of the conservation of the
essentials of foods, and has been
carried in Mr. Charles G. Bailey s
car who furnished it free of charge
and acts as driver in the bargain.
Mr. Bailey was pleased to do this as
he feit he was contributing this
much in doing his bit Mr. Lang
horst visited every school district in
the county, with the exception of
Plattsmouth. and numbers 2. 2, 5
and 6 which were cared for by the
county superintendent Miss Alpha
Petersen and E. H. .Wescott, secre
tary of the Board of Education of
Mr. Langhorst tells us that cards
have been distributed in such a way
that they have reached every home
in the county, and that nearly one
hundred per cent have been signed
and returned. At every school in
the town, Mr. Langhorst has made an
address touching the conservation of
food, which means defense, as well
as onense in tnis worm s war tor
LIBERTY. He has not forgotten to
also make an address in the behalf
of the LIBERTY BONDS as well. He
wishes to extend his heartfelt thanks
to all the teachers in the county for
the cordial cooperation they have
extended, in the work in hand.'
He especially wished to thank
E H. Wescott, secretary of the
board of education. Miss Alpha
Petersen, the county superintendent
and G. E. DeWulf, superintendent of
the city schools for the work which
they have done for the cause and
the amount of work which they
have saved him in his canvass of the
Mr. Longhorst feels that the effort
which he has put forth has been pro
ductive of interesting the people,
and will bear good results in the
saving of many things which would
have been wasted otherwise.
Women Have Their Troubles.
Not only middle-aged women, but
younger ones, too, suffer from back
ache, pains in side, swollen ankles,
sore muscles, rheumatid pains and
kindred ailments without knowing
that these are most often the result
of deranged or overworked kidneys.
Foley Kidney Pills are good medi
cine for kidney trouble. Sold every
where. Obey the Law. Order your Osgood
Lens. Plattsmouth Garage. All sizes.
STIR THE NATION
JOHN W. HUNT, ANTILLES VIC
TIM, WROTE: "IF I HAVE TO
DIE I WANT IT TO BE WHILE
I AM SERVING MY
From Tuesday's Daily.
"If 1 have to die, I want it to be
while I am serving my country."
Write these words from a Mis
souri farmer boy with those of
Nathan Hale, and remember them
tomorrow when you are called upon
to subscribe for the Liberty Loan.
He had his wish this boy who a
few months ago lived the placid life
of a farm, but to whom the call to
arms by his country was a call to
duty and who gave his life, freely
and gladly, for his country's honor.
That farmer boy may arouse a
state for John W. Hunt went down
when the murderous submarine of
the kaiser shot its torpedo into the
transport Antilles, sending the ship
to the bottom of the sea and taking
precious tell of American lives in
this first real act of barbarous war
Ancestors Fought in Other War.
John W. Hunt was the average
American youth, gifted perhaps with
a little more of courage or with a
little more of vision. Down at
Mountain Grove, his father, Isaac
Hunt, traces his ancestors back to
the revolution and numbers among
his relatives those who have fought
in the nations wars.
There was no hesitation when
John, a few months ago, chose the
navy as his branch of service. The
father bade the son go, if he felt the
tug of patriotism and the farmer boy
became a warrior.
He knew the dangers did this
farmer boy. He knew that death,
stealthy, slinking, barbarous., was
aimed at the uniform he wore by
the greatest criminal of all ages and
that the submarine was: the weapon
chosen to crush Liberty and the
Stars and Stripes.
Assigned to duty abroad the trans
ports that are taking other Ameri
can boys to France, he saw the
preparations against this menace.
But he knew the hazards and just
before the Antilles sailed, he wrote
a letter to Isaac Hunt, the father, at
Mountain Grove and in that letter
gave a new slogan for America's
His Epitaph One to Arouse a Nation.
"If I have to die, I want it to be
while serving my country," was his
challenge to destinj.
N truckling there with profit, no
haggling over small percentages on
investments, no careful balancing of
self against the flag only the spirit
which made America possible and
which gave all that he had his life
freely and gladly.
The ocean waves roll over the body
of this boy -killed by the kaiser.
The winds are his requiem but
this epitaph lives, written in that
letter home, a letter that should
shame the slacker who hesitates
to buy bonds to crush this
murderous force loose in the world,
to inspire perhaps more sacrifice
and greater loyalty among those
who hesitate to lend their dollars
j where he gave his life.
VISITING IN THE CITY.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Mrs. Fred M. Ileese, formerly of
this city, but now of Kansas City,
where she makes her home with her
son . Fred P. Heese, who is store
keeper for the Burling'on at that
place, accompanied by Mr. Fred P.
ifesse, came in this morning from
Omaha and will visit for a short time
in the city.
RECEIVES ELEGANT PENNANT.
From Tuesday' Dallv.
This morning, Roy Smith, the
photographer received an elegant
pennant from his brother, Gordon
Smith, who will be remembered, as
he was here for some weeks with
his brother. Mr. Gordon Smith, who
had come here with the intention
of making his home asked his broth
er with whom he was stopping," if
he could go to Omaha, and departed
for that place, when in about two
hours Mr. Ray Smith received a tele
phone call from him saying that he
had joined the regular army and was
to be sent to Fort Logan, Colorado.
The pennant which Roy received
from his brother this morning is
about five feet in length, and has
the United States flag in silk on the
broader end, and undernear, in
small white letters, "I Love Thee,"
Then follows across the pennant the
words United States in large letters,
making an elegant present, and one
which Mr. Smith prizes.
POLICE ARE INSTRUCTED
TO ENFORCE AUTO LAWS
From Tuesday'." Daily.
The city police have received in
structions from the Police commit
tee that they are expected to enforce
the law, regulating the operation of
automobiles, which touched speed
ing, down to the ordinance, and state
laws, which may seem severe when
it comes to a show down to the
matter of lights, and the cut-outs as
well. The drivers we are of the
opinion as a rule are careful, but a
number disregard the law. and
should be punished. The police are
going to see that the laws are en
forced as required by the police com
mittee and the laws and ordinances
as they read. The only safe way
now will be to obey the law, in
every respect for to disobey it will
be to fly in the face of a fine.
Get your bearing on this matter
and you will be safe, but if you do
not you will be liable to be caught
Fruit Trees That Grow.
Andrew Stohlman, solicitor for the
Old Reliable Marshall Brothers Nur
sery, of Arlington, Nebraska, says
that he certainly appreciates the
many courtesies that have been
shown .him while soliciting among
his many patrons of the company
that has stood back of their word for
the past thirty-five long years. This
firm has been growing and improv
ing in their line and doing business
on the square, and their many pa
trons with bearing orchards in Cass
county alone will vouch for the same.
They have improved several varie
ties of fruits and by long years of
experience know which are the best
to bear and do well. They have over
300 acres in their growing business,
and their motto is to grow the best
of fruit trees, vines and plants and
have three experimental orchards,
trying out different varieties before
they place their O. K. on them. They
have several new varieties of fruit
trees, shade trees, ornamental trees,
shrubs and roses. Hold your orders
for Mr. Stohlman, at least until you
examine his line, and he will certain
ly appreciate it.
WILL HAVE OPERATION TODAY.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Boggs and Mrs.
JVM. Cunningham were passengers
to Omaha this morning, where they
go to the Emanuel hospital for the
purpose of being with Mr. Boggs,
who is to have an operation on one
of his jaws, which has been caus
ing some trouble from a growth
caused after the extraction of a wis
The Federal Reserve Banking System is
not merely an emergency system, a financial fire
engine to extinguish occasional fires.
It is much more than this. It is a vast
reservoir through whose member banks its ser
vice reaches into every mill, every farm and
every store in the country, supplying at all times
not only the best banking protection but the best
banking service the country has ever known.
If you want to tap this system of which we
FIRST NATIONAL DANK
ED AT WOODMEN
EVERYONE ENJOYED THEMSELV
ES TO THE LIMIT SPIRIT
OF HALLOWE'EN IN
From Wednesday's Dally.
One of the most pleasant enter
tainments, unique in its character,
and splendid in its appointments,
was given last evening, when the
Woodman Circle, under the direc
tion of Mrs. Kittie Bates, were gath
ered together to celebrate their
Hallowe'en meeting. The Woodman
Circle, who are great for a good time,
among their members, and cordial
hospitality to their outside friends,
out-did themselves last evening, at
this gathering. On entering the
meeting place, at the Woodman Hall,
3'ou were greeted at the top of t ho
stairs, by a huge Jack O'Lantern
with the candle burning, showing
mouth, nose and eyes, like the days
when the Pilgrims landed and the
witches were rife in the years which
followed. The hall when one had
entered, thejr were met by a most
gorgeous scene, with the walls dec
orated in autumn colors, with fruits
and grains from the fields and orch
ards vieing with each other for the
place of prominence. A large wreath
of highly colored leaves occupied
the center of the south wall, and
apples with autumn leaves, graced
the sides of each window.
The' nearly two hundred people
who gathered there were all enjoy
ing themselves to the utmost, hav
ing thrown away all care for either
concern for the war, or the H. C. of
L:- --A" delightful program was first
given, superintended by Mrs. Kather
ine Kuntxman, and later-Mr3.-0-.car
Sandin, gave a humorous reading
regarding her four husbands, which
was full of mirth and Irish wit. and
called forth much applause. Then
came a duet by the Flynn boys, and
accompanied by their mother on the
piano, who was also the composer of
the words and music.
Following this ffa? a Fortune
telling game in charge of Mrs. James
Mrasek, which was thoroughly en
joyed by all present, then came two
other games, one a marble game con
ducted by Mrs. Roy Knorr. and
another a pumpkin which the ones
present attempted to throw rubber
balls into the mouth cf a jaclc-o-lant-ern,
conducted by Mrs. Martha
Bates. Mrs. R. W. Egenberger had
a game where eyes were to be
pinned on the picture of a pumpkin
on the wall blindfolded, which
created much merriment Miss Anna
Hassler as mistress of ceremonies
Mrs. Kittie Bates who had charge
of the evening's entertainments was
assisted in the service at the dining
room, with the coffee urns and eat
ables by Mesdames W. E. Rosencrans
and Frank Dunbar.
From Wednesday? Daily.
Rev. H. G. McCIusky and wife re
turned home last evening after hav
ing spent nearly a week at the
sessions of the Synod of Nebraska,
which were holding at Omaha.
are members, your connec
tion can be made by depos
iting your money with us.
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