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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1917.
CADORNA REMOVED FROM SU
PREME CHARGE AND DIAZ
IS MADE CHIEF.
ROMAN CONTINUE TO RETREAT
Expected That Stand Will be Made
at Piave River, Aided by the
The Italian armies continue their
retreat across the Venetian plains to
ward the Piave river, where it is ex
pected a stand will be made, aided by
the Dritish and French reinforce
ments and under a newly formed
military command which is to work
in conjunction with a permanent inter-allied
conference of military of
ficers. General Cadorna has been remov
ed from supreme command and giv
en a post on the inter-allied confer
ence, the other members of which
will be the noted French general
Foch and General Wilson, sub-chief
of the British general staff. Gener
al IMaz has been placed in chief com
mand of the Italians. General Bo
doglio is second and General Gran
Causes Much Satisfaction.
Among military officials the decis
ion of the allies to create a perma
nent military committee has caused
great satisfaction. It is accepted as
evidence that the allies have awak
ened to. the necessity for the clos
est union of the whole length of the
western front for political and mili
tary conduct of the War.
General Diaz, the new supreme
commander, is rated as one of the
ablest Italian military leaders. For
years he was connected with the gen
eral staff. He took part in the Libyan
war. serving. as a colonel, and was
wounded so severely that he asked
to be wrapped in a flag, feeling that
death was at hand. He rendered dis
tinguished service in the presentam
paign. He is from southern Italy.
General Badoglio is a northerner.
In the war he has been in command
of a brigade of Bersaglieri, whose he
roic deeds have done much to de
crease the gravity of the disaster.
General Grandino was minister of
war in the cabnet of Premier Boseli.
He was one of the leading generals
of the second army.
Hold Back Enemy.
Rome. Nov. 9. An official
"Our troops continue to arrive and
rctnhlisli lhpmsplves on the Dosit ions
chosen for resistance.
"Our rear guards are holding back
NOW CHIEF BOAT SWAIN MATE.
From Saturday's Daily.
This morning Mrs
J. W. Gamble
of Omaha and son, Cedric Eaton,
who eight years ago left. Platts
mouth to join the Navy, and who
lmc cinro that timp been connected
with the United States service in
that capacity. Mr. Eaton who is
now Chief Boat Swain Mate, has
climbed in the line of promotion
through his application to the du
ties which were required of him un
til he has attained the position
which he now occupied. Mr. Eaton
the services, and arrived in
, n i, . n fun- fl5T- sinM to visit with
1,1. nnrents J. W. Gamble and wife
'and will return to the service next
week some time. He and mother
visited with the old time, friends
here today, all of whom he has not
seen for eight years.
McMAKEN NEW GARAGE.
From Thursday's Daily.
v The bricklayers have
their task, having finished yesterday
morning, and departed. " for their
home last evening.'- This put the
building in shape that the other
work can. be pushed forward more
rapidly. The boiler for th heating
system has been set, and the chim-
nev constructed, and is but a short
time it will be ready for operation
so that should a cold spell arrive it
would place the workmen in posi
tion so that the work might not
stop. Workmen are placing the
main pipes for the heating in posi
tion, so that when the other things
are out of the way the remainder of
the heating system can be put in
place. The approaches to the build
ing are being placed in position, be
ing of cement and are in course of
construction, being nearly complet
ed at this time. Their gasoline
tank which is placed in the ground
is of adequate proportions being
about twenty feet long by ten feet
wide, and some seven feet, which
will hold gasoline in proportion to
the building holding cars.
From Friday's Dally.
.W. II. Seybert and wife returned
last evening from Springfield, where
they were attending the funeral of
John Davis, who formerly lived near
Cullom on the south side of the
river but who later moved to the
north side where he farmed. Some
time since he was taken sick and
taken to a hospital at Omaha, and
was brought home last Saturday
morning dying that night. He was
about G4 years of age, and leaves a
large family of children. Four of
his daughters acted as pall bearers,
the funeral was held at Springfield,
and the interment mad there.
CAUGHT A CHICKEN THIEF.
From Friday's Daily.
A. R. Troop has been missing his
chickens for some time of late, and
has been trying to catch the thief,
so two nights ago, when he heard
a noise at his chicken roost, he
hastened out to see if he could catch
the thief in whch he wa? success
ful, for he bagged ta Targe o'possum,
which had been the chicken thief.
Dispatching the lover of the tooth
some fowls Mr. Troop now does not
look for some of his fine flocks to
RETURNS HOME TODAY.
From Thursday's Daily.
Hillard Grassman was a passeng
er to Omaha this morning, where he
goes to return with Mrs. Grassman
who has been at the hospital at that
place for some two weeks, and
where she underwent an operation
and has been receiving treatment
since. Mrs. Grassman is showing
good improvement and it is pleasing
news to her many friends that she
is able to return home at this time.
Mr. Grassman also will visit his sis
ter Miss Edith Grassman who is at
the St. Joseph hospital where she
is very sick with pneumonia.
THE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRESSING
From Thursday's Daily.
with the walls or tne new mgn
School building assuming nearly
their wanted shape, and getting near
where they should be, it is making
the building look like the place it
is to be. The inner walls yet have
to be built, and will be a matter
not so much moment when the oth
er mason work has been completed.
With the dearth of labor it has
been a task to keep enough help to
I make the work move along as it
should, but under the wise manage
nient of the manager the work has
I gone along nicely.
i FIRE DESTROYS
lroTTi Thursdav's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon at a little
distance from Louisville, occurred a
Pre which destroyed one of the
boarding houses of the Woodworth
stone quarries. The building was
burned entirely to the ground, and
no intimation exists as to how the
fire was started.
Mrs. P. 0. Stuchell Tells How She
Cured Her Son of a Cold.
I "When my son Ellis was sick with
a cold last winter I gave him Cham-
J berlain's Cough Remedy. It helped
him at once and quickly broke up
his cold," writes Mrs. P. O. Stuchell.
Homer City, Pa. This remedy has
been in use formacy years. Its
good qualities have been fully proy-
en! by many thousands of people. It
is pleasant and safe to take.
U. S. AID GOES ON
IN SPITE OF FRESH
CONDITIONS IN PETROGRAD WILL
NOT CHANGE GOVERNMENT'S
ATTITUDE TOWARD ECO
Washington, Nov. 8. Russia's
latest upheaval will not change the
attitude of the American government
toward measures under way for the
relief of economic conditions in the
demoralized country. This state
ment applying particularly to con
tracts placed with money borrowed
from the United States for vast
quantities of shoes and clothing for
the civilian population was the only
authorized comment at the state de
partment today upon the overthrow
of the Kerensky government at Pet
rograd. Injured Her
From Friday's Da II v.
Miss Mattie Gapen. while doing
some sewing had the misfortune to
get one of her fingers under the
presser foot of the machine,, thus
allowing the needle to pass through
the finger and break off. The sur
geon had to place her under the in
fluence of chloroform, in order to
make an incision to remove the
part, and dress the wound. The
injury is now getting, along nicely
but is and has been very sore.
ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE FIRM
From Friday" Dally.
There was added " to the firm of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry McMaken today
a junior member, who is a son oi
these good people. The young man
who is small of stature, and who
has had but a limited experience in
business promises to take a lively
interest in the home and business
beginning with today. No particu
lar title had been given to the work
which he is to perform, but he is
Master of Ceremonies, without a
doubt. The mother and father are
both getting along all right, and
McMaken the younger, is doing fine
too. No wonder one heard something
that sounded like a mocking bird; we
thought it was' some one trying to
whistle the Star Spangled Banner,
Old Lang Sine, Coming Thru the
Rye, and a half dozen other songs
EDITH GRASSMAN IMPROVING.
From Saturday's Daily.
Miss Edith Grassman who has been
sick at a hospital at Omaha with
pneumonia, induced by the drug ad
ministered when she underwent the
operation fcr the removal of her
tonsils, is reported as doing nicely
this morning. The nurse in charge
of the patient reports this morning
over the telephone that the crisis is
past and that improvement is now
looked for. This will be good news
to her many friends in this city.
RADICALS MUST BE CRUSH
ED, SAYS RUSSIAN ENVOY
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 8. In an
address here tonight Boris A. Bak
hemeteff, the Russian ambassador,
declared that if Russia is to achieve
her political freedom the Maximalists
who revolted against the Kerensky
provisional government at Petrograd.
must be ' overthrown. Immediate
peace, such as 4,he Maximalists pro
pose, he said, could result only in
While not attempting to belittle
the gravity of the situation in the
Russian capital, Ambassador Bak
hemeteff said the Maximalist revolt
was a revolt of the few against the
Will Fight to End.
"The majority of the Russians
who followed Kerensky since the
Romanoffs were overthrown last
March," the ambassador said, "are 'taken soon. Philip Schafer, Nehaw
heart and soul with the Kerensky 'ka, Nebraska.
government. They fully understand
the freedom of Russia is assured
only through an allied
will fight to the end."
Soon after his arrival here from
Washington Ambassador Bakheme
teff was informed by the officials of
the overthrow of .the Kerensky gov
ernment. His reply to the disquiet
ing news was that "the intent and
spirit of Russia as a whole can in
no way be judged by the news from
Petrograd" and, he, added that the
spirit prevailing in the capital is
not representative of the Russian
spirit as a whole..
Ambassador Bakhenieteff tonight
was without advioes from Petrograd
regarding the new revolution.
Boy At Sea.
From Friday's Daiir- x
The following is a letter from
George Rennie, who is in the navv
to Carl Kunsman his former employ
er, in which he tells of some of his
experiences on the ocean.
Norfolk. Va., Oct. 25, 1917.
Well, as I am ashore and having
one of those times I u?ed to tell you
about when I was there in the back
room, and Turk .Murray and I did
the killing. (Oh boy,) those were
seme days, believe me, but now
"Shy" is an old salty sailer, away j
out here on the deep blue. We had
an awful storm the other night and
the old battle wagon rolled and
went bow end straight up and came
down, and when it went up my
stomach did too, but when it came
down my stomach could not make
the loop, and I heaved up, ha, ha,
some eea sick baby, believe me. But
it's all in the game so I'll take mine
and say nothing, for it really was
fun to Fee the others. Som? sjot
mad and wanted to f.ht, so I had
to take one of them on, but we didn't
look so bad after we got through,
but rilay that that giiy "could fiht
and was sure there. Yv'ell I suppose
you will think this a crazy letter, but
it is just like me, so don't mind.
Well, I'll close now, and hoping to
hear from you in the very near fu
ture, I am just the same old "Shy
Fox." GEORGE RENNIE.
WILL MAKE THEIR HOME HERE.
From Thursday's Dailv.
John Bos-er of near Gretna and
family, a wife and four children
were in the city yesterday, and con
cluded a trade, wherebv he becomes
the possessor of a five acre tract,
south of the city, purchasing the
same through the A. J. Trility
agency. Mr. Boyer and family will
soon move to this city and make their
home here. Mrs. Boyer is a daugh
ter of Mr. Alex Russell who resides
across the river near Pacific Junction,
LUKE WILES HAS HAND
CRUSHED VERY EADLY
From Saturday's Dally.
This morning Luke Wiles was in
the city to bring Mrs. Wiles to the
train and to meet his sister who
should have returned from Minatare
but who did not make the train. Af
ter he returned to his home, he went
to the field to pick corn, and in at
tempting to adjust the picker, got
his right hand caught in the mech
anism of the machinery, crushing
and breaking the hand very badly.
The machine was stopped, and the
horses unhitched, while the hand re
mained in the machinery. The hir
ed man wn3 compelled to ' get a
wrench and partially take the ma
chine apart before the hand could
be released. John Gorder who sold
the machine was telephoned for but
the hand had been gotten out be
fore he arrived. Mr. Gorder placed
Mr. Wiles in his car and hastened to
the citv- where the member was
dressed. Mr. Wiles was suffering a
great deal of pain, and was placed
under the influence of ether while
the operation was performed. The
hand was broken from the back to
the front, the bones. being driven
into the palm of the hand, which was
cut open by the machinery. The
hand was otherwise bruised and
A number of registered Durocrjer-
sey male pigs. . $30 per choice, if
Obey the Law. Order your Osgood
r lens. Plattsmouth Garage. All sizes.
against Prussian- autocracy,
FOR BUSS LOQfiiS
HOPE FOR KERENSHY GOVERN
MENT IN CHANCE THAT RAD
ICALS MAY NOT SUCCEED
IN RALLYING ARMY
Washington, Nov. S. Discourage
ment felt here over the news of the
Kerensky government at Petrograd
is tmpered by hope that the extreme
radicals who have seized the capital
may not be able to extend their con
trol over the army or any consider
able part of the country. However,
it is feared that much blood must
be .shed and the nation further de
moralized before any power rises
above the turmoil strong enough to
control the situation.
True Condition Uncertain.
The State department and the
Russiaa embassy were without offi
cial advices tonight, consequently
there was no official comment on the
situation. Informally it was point
ed out that with the telegraph lines
and the semi-official news agency at
Petrograd in the hands of the rad
icals it would be difficult to learn
the true state of affairs, although
there was no disposition to question
the collapse cf the provisional gov
ernment's power in the capital.
"Whether this control of the chan
nels of information will extend to
interference with relief which Am
bassador Francis and other diplo
matic repres ent at ives are seeking to
send is not known.
Ccssaclis Always Conservative.
The FitcfETert ion that the new pow
er at FetrOgrad may be short lived
is bared to an extent upon the fact
that the Cossacks, the best military
force in Russia, always have been
reckoned upon to support a strong
It was conceived in some quarters
that if Kerensky, fleeing from the
capital, should be able to bring to
his support Genera! Korniloff, the
strong man of the Russian army,
with his Cossack backers, he might
set up a new and stronster govern
ment at Moscow, where he could
count upon the loyalty of a major
ity of the population.
Dictatorship Is Possible.
In view of the intensity ' of the
democratic spirit developed in Rus
sia since the overthrow of the czar.
it is regarded here as difficult to
conceive of the appearance of any
other form of government ether
than a republic, yet in diplomatic
circles, where the peculiar tempera
ment of the Russian masses is well
understood, the opinion is expressed
that out of sheer weariness with
revolutions and anarchy, the major
ity of the people might suddenly de
cide to confide their destinies in a
dictator, thereby following in the
footsteps of the radicals in the
For Stray Car
From Friday's Daily.
Through the number plate on the
car which was picked up by the sher
iff yesterday, a Ford roadster, Mr.
Quint on was able to locate the man
who wred the car. The car was so
it would not run, the coil box being
loose, and whoever had stolen it
had abandoned the car and made
good their get-a-way. E. N. Turrell
the owner is to arrive today for the
' DIED LAST NIGHT
From TImi! sd y'. D.nilv.
Miss Hazel Stottler adopted daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clugey, re
ceived the news this morning of the
death of her grandfather, Wiliiam
Stottler, aged ninety-two years,
which occurred at the farm home
northeast of Unioni'lasti evening at
about liine thirty o'clock. Mr. Stot
; tier, who at his advanced age was
very feeble, was still able to get
around until just recently. His wife
who was some-younger than himself
passed away at the home last winter.
They ' have lived in the vicinity of
Union for nearly - forty years. Mr
Stottler and his wife were the par
ents of a large family, all of whom
are living. They being Samuel.
Carey, Loren. George, Walter, who
is the father of Mils Hazel, who
makes her home with Mr. and Mrs.
. Fred Clugey, Mrs. Sarah, Ira, and
Ella. The funeral will occur from
the Baptist church of Union, of
which Mr. Stottler was a member,
and the interment will be at the
Union Cemetery. Rev. Taylor will
Death of Mrs.
From Friday's Daily.
Mrs. Bertha Rhode, who has been
making her home for some time at
the home of Mr. Henry Leuchtweis,
died last evening of heart fail
ure after a severe attack of
acute indigestion. Mrs. Rhode
who has lived in and about Platts
mouth for the past nearly twenty
years was about thirty-five years of
age. She is the daughter of L. II.
Vestal, of Elniwood, and was married
a number of years ago to a Mr.
Richards, who lived at Ashland,
who died, and then she was united
in marriage to Gust Rhode, who was
for a number of years reporter on
the News. As yet there have been
no arrangements for the funeral.
Mrs. Rhode had been sick for only
about a week, but the suffering was
so intense that the heart which was
weak, was affected and death ensued.
From Friday's Daily.
G. E. Berger. -from Ness City,
Kansas, was in the city Thursday of
this week for a brie" visit with
friends, and. was a pleasant caller
at the Journal office. George has
been in the cattle business in Kansas
for the past number of years, and
has arranged for the holding of a
sale of cattle in Murray, on Satur
day, Nov. 17th. The sale will be
held at the stock yards. Watch this
paper and bills for further announce
ment of the'sale.
MRS. SEYBOLD VERY SICK.
From Thursday's Daily.
Mrs. Harriett Seybold, mother of
J. II. Seybold and Mrs. A. C. Mutz,
is very sick at the home' of her son
northwest of Murray, with pneu
monia, having been taken with a
few days since. Mr. and Mrs.
Mutz were called to her bedside
Wednesday morning, nnc her daugh
ter Mrs. Mutz, remaining at her bed
side, while Mr. Mutz returned to
Plattsmouth to attend to some busi
ness. Mr. Seybold who is 82 years
of age feels that the sickness is not
serious and hopes to be able to be
up again soon.
For a Weak Stomach.
As a general rule all you need to
do is to adopt a diet suited to your
age and occupation and to keep your
bowels regular. When you feel that
you have eaten too much and when
constipated, take on of Chamber
You are employed now at good wages. Every
thing is going along finely. Your present is pros
perous. Your future looks bright. Insure your
future so far as you can by saving some of your
present earnings against a time when for one rea
son or another you may not be able to earn as
much as you can today.
This is the sensible thing to dol Join the hun
dreds of wise ones who are doing it at the
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY
WESTERN ROADS ASK
FOR RATE INCREASE
APPEAL TO INTERSTATE COM
MISSION TO HEAR PLEAS FOR
December 17 Fixed by Body for Con
ference With Carrier
Washington, D. C. Nov. 9. Wes
tern railroads today asked the in
terstate commerce commission for a
conference to discuss a general
freight rate advance similar to that
new under consideration andDecem
ber 17 was assigned for the confer
ence. Hold Enthusiastic
Y.M. C.A. Meeting
From Friday's Dailv.
Last evening through the invi
tation of Wilson Gilmore who is the
chairman for Mt.' Pleasant precinct
for the Y. M. C. A. war work fund,
Mr. C. A. Rawls went there to hold
a meeting and address the same.
There were nearly forty present in
cluding the mn and young men.
The meeting was enthusiastic in the
whole course, thirty-three of the
thirty-seven present subscribing to
the fund. The amount to be raided
by the entire precinct was two
hundred and fifty-five dollars, and
this meeting taking hold of the
matter raised ? 155.00 by the sub-,
scriptions of those present leaving
only one hundred dollars to be rais
ed by those outside of the meet
ing. This is showing enthusiasm
and interest in the move beyond the
fondest expectations of Mr. Rawls,
who is g'reatly pleased with the out--look
for the entire county. With
this feeling, the meeting which is to
be held here on Sunday evening at
the Parmele Ther.tre, should be such
as the capacity of the building
would not be able to hold those
who desire to attend. The quota
for Plattsmouth which near the
thousand dollar mark should be
easil- raised, on that night, although
the drive for the clearing up of the
fund will not occur until next week.
THE NEBRASKA SCHOOL
(Frcm the Plattsmouth Journal.)
Frank R. Gobelmau has jusi com
pleted .a piece of work, which is ar
tistic in its execution, in the remov
ing of a packa.ge of soda from a pic
ture of q, hunting dog. in the grass,
substituting for the space occupied,
which so blended with the picture
that it is not possible to see that
any alterations have been made.
The above appeared in the Platts
mouth Journal some months since as
a news item, and was copied by the
Chicago Tribune, as a joke on the
method3 practiced in Nebraska, but
still acknowledging that the best in
this case was placed on the outside.
Otherwise it would not have been
entitled to have designated it 'Cam
ouflage. War Times!
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