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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1917.
Due to Short
age of Cars
DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR SAYS
LACK OF CARS THE BIGGEST
FACTOR IN COAL FAMINE.
Also Mines Are Not Producing to
Full Capacity Due to
Washington.' Nov. 23. Reasons
why your furnace and your neigh
bor's many yawn for coal and re
ceive little or none this winter are
sot forth in the statistics just an
nounced by the department of the in
terior. Unusual demands by the big
war munitions factories have de
pleted supplies, and heavy expoits
have further cut into domestic pro
duction. Hut the Veal truth of the
matter is that the coal mines of the
country have not produced the
amount of coal they can produce,
and the railroads have not carried
The interior department checks
amounts mined, tons carried by the
railroads, number of strikes and
their effect on production, and var
ious other factors tending to limit
Latest Report On
Y.M. C. A. Fund
From Saturday's .Daily.
The latest report on the Y. M. C.
A. War Work Fund, is away past
the half million mark, the compila
tion showing this morning $51G.
407.18. There was but $250,000
asked for and the generous Ncbras
V.ans more than doubled their offer
ings. Nebraska stands at the head
of doing the thing handsomely and
having a higher gain over the
amount which was asked than any
other state in the union. The minis
ters all over the state will observe
the request, to return thanks for the
big success of the campaign of Ne
braska, and in the services for to
morrow they will in their prayers
return thanks for the favorable con
ditions which have come for the do
ing of the good which this fund will
allow. At a monster meeting last
evening at the State University,
there was raised over $21,000 which
has been added to the students fund.
DEPARTED FOR WINNER.
SOUTH DAKOTA. THIS A. M.
From Saturday's lrily.
Mr. and Mrs. Leland S. Eriggs,
who have been visiting in the city
for the past Aveek at the home cf
their parents M. S. Briggs and wife,
and W. J. Ilartwick, and other
friends departed this morning for
Omaha on the Burlington. from
where they take an automobile, driv
ing it through to their home at
Winner, South Dakota. They expect
to take dinner today with Miss Crete
Briggs who is teaching school at
West Point, and will stop for the
night with Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Frier
fct Plainview, driving on home to
Tr-m cniii,iov'i! Daiu-
Yesterday Henry L. Fillman of
the Sanitation and Food Inspection
was in the city looking after the
sanitation and food inspection, and
tills morning departed for Lincoln,
on his way home to Stromsburg.
In conversation at the Burlington
station, with the representative of
this paper, he had to say, that as a
general thing the inauguration of the
meatless and wheatless days by the
Hotels and Restaurants and eating
houses, have been done successfully,
and is being observed. One insti
tut ion has -seen fit to object to ob
serving the order, but this, one will
be reported to the officials at Wash
ington, and will receive attention
by the authorities.
This is a matter which all must
observe, as the press dispatches has
said that the meat saved at Omaha
of this week on their meatless day
would feed 150,000 soldiers and
that one person or institution should
seek to avoid the observances be
cause they might think it would in
some way interfere with their busi
ness is very unpatriotic. Let the
matter come home to you, 'suppose
you have a son in the service, and
the matter of his being fed. depends
on the observance of the meatless
day at home would "you refuse to ob
serve it, well we guess so, but when
you think it is some other person's
son you are ready to act differently.
Try and be consistant in this mat
ter. For you cannot avoid the ob
servance of this law and get by with
Speaking about the matter of the
food proposition, he said that there
was a large quantity of potatoes
which had some frozen ones in
them. The housewife has a duty to
perform in this matter, and that is
to report to the Food Commission at
Lincoln, where there are bad pota
toes sold to them, for the penalties
for selling them are severe, and will
be enforced to the letter. The mat
ter of other foods are the same, and
to see that the laws are enforced
and that the consumer is protected
is a part which the housewives
should assist in enforcing.
EX-CZAR OF RUSSIA SUED
BY STEAMSHIP COMPANY
New York, Nov. 21. A writ of
attachment on the personal property
here of Nicholas Romanoff, former
Emperor of Russia, was signed by
Russell Benedict, state supreme court
ustice, today, in a suit for $2,800,-
000 brought against Mr. Romanoff
by the Marine Transportation Service
corporation for alleged breach of con
tract. According to Bernhard Noum
burg, attorney for the corporation.
he former emperor has several mil
ion dollars worth of property in
this city, mostly money in banks,
which will be seized under the writ
as so8n as located.
The corporation alleges that it
contracted with the Russian govern
ment in 1915 to transport goods to
Russia, and in so doing incurred lia
bilities. The Russian government
defaulted on the contract, the corpo
ration alleges, and in order to pay
off these liabilities the corporation
turned over to its creditors the three
million dollar steamship Vigilencia,
It was explained that the suit was
brought against the emperor as con
stituting the Russian government at
DEPARTS FOR FRANCE TONIGHT.
From Friday's Dally.
Adolph Smetana, who lived .in
Plattsmouth for some two years, but
who some time since went to Omaha
to live, was a visitor in this city to
day bidding good-bye to his numer
ous friends,-and returned to Omaha
this afternoon. He was aceompan-
ed here with his friend Frank Urbon
of Omaha, they both returning to
Omaha this afternoon. These gentle
men will depart for Chicago at mid
night tonight with fourteen other
Bohemians, making sixteen irom
Omaha, and will be joined at Chica
go by three hundred from there,
and thirty from St. Louis, and a
large delegation for Cleveland, and
other places. When they reach New
York their number will be swelled
to six hundred, and they will depart
for France. There they are form
ing a Bohemian army. This is the
fourth or fifth ship loap which is
coiner. Mr. Smetana. who is a
brother of Alois Smetana of thi3 city
said on boarding the train today,
"We are going to lick th Kaiser."
ELZA K0TJNT TRIED
From Friday's Daily
This morning a telephone message
was received calling for Sheriff
Quinton to come to Louisville for a
man whom it was supposed was in
sane. He immediately departed for
there and returned at about noon
with his man. The insanity board
was convened at twelve thirty when
the man was given a trial, with the
result that he was adjudged sane.
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 tod much and when
on of Chamber-
ATJSTRO-GERMANS ATTEMPT EN
CIRCLING ATTACK AGAINST
Gritty Latins Hold Ground At All
Points, Say3 Report From
Rome, Nov. 23. A great encir
cling attack was attempted yester
day by the Austro-German forces
against Monte Meletta, but the Ital
ians held all the positions, it was
announced today by the war office.
Throughout yesterdy, the Teutons
attacked the Italian positions be
tween the Brenta and Piave rivers.
Several positions wre lost more than
once, the statement adds, but all
Towards evening the last Italian
counter attacks definitely stopped the
Berlin, Nov. 23. Fighting is pro
gressing favorably for the Austro
Germans in the Italian mountains
between the Brenta and Piave riv
ers, says the official statement is
sued today by the general staff.
Hempsted, N. Y.
From Ssiturdav's Daily.
Word has just been received from
Matthew Herold to the effect that he
has been transferred from North
Carolina, to Hempsted. N. Y., on L. I.
And that they expect to depart for
France next week.
Matthew says that he saw the for
mer "Fatherland" one of the largest
German ships, toed out of the har
bor, requiring twenty tugs to start
her, and that she carried 6.000
troops, on her outward trip. This
is one of the boats which were in
terned at the time of the severing of
relations with the United States and
Germany, but so many of the small
part of the engine has been stolen.
which are made in Germany that it
was necessary to place entire new
engines of American make in the
vessels before they could be used.
This fatherland is one of the largest,
and must be a large one when it
carried as many people as this city
LOSES END OF HIS FINGER.
From Friday's Daliv.
Yesterday whiie working at the
home of his son, Thomas Wiles of
this city got the end of his great
finger on his right hand caught in
the sprocket wheel of a corn shell
er, with the result that the end of
it was cut off by the wheel. Mr.
Wiles was assisting in the shelling
of some corn, which his son, C. L.
Wiles is just now marketing, and
was adjusting the chain belt when
the accident occurred. While the
injury is one very painful and which
will take some time to heal, Mr.
Wiles is taking it in good part,
laughing at the way it happened.
' ANOTHER FAMILY
From Friday's Daily. ,
This morning, there went to work
in the Western Machine and Found
ry Company, a man who Is to make
his home here with his family, Mr.
G. Nice from South Omaha. Mr.
Nice is moving his family to this
city and will become a part and par
cel of the citizenry of Plattsmouth.
This is another family which is
coming to make a greater and better
Plattsmouth through the efforts and
influence of L. C. Sharpe of the
Western Machine and Foundry Com
pany. This institution which is building
up the business interests of itself,
and of the city, is also adding to the
citizenship of Plattsmouth as well
as in a substantial way.
From TPrjday'w Daily.
C. W. Vosler and W. C. Yosler and
Walter Sherrer all of Ashland were
in the city last evening, and were
looking over the .city with the in
tention of coming here to live. Mr.
W. C. Vosler whl work in the Bur
lington shops, while Mr. Walter
Sherrer who is a brick mason will
work at that occupation. Mr. C. Y
Yosler will not come at this time.
but if he can rent a farm near will
move on it, but as farms are not so
plentiful it might be a difficult mat
ter to secure one for the coming
It Is Now Cap
From Saturday's Tlaily.
A telegram of last evening tells
of the appointment of Edwin Fricke
to the position of Captain, at the
graduation of the Ft. Sneliing school
for officers. Captain Fricke was
born in Plattsmouth and lias lived
here all his life, graduating from
the Plattsmouth High school, and
also from the State University, and
since has been employed in the
pharmacy of his father. He has al
ways been a studious and hard
working young man. which lias born
results in his having received this
position on the graduation of neariy
one thousand students. t!iere being
but thirteen who were given the
position of captain. This is placing
Captain Fricke near the top and
recognizing the merit which, he pos
sesses, and the work which he hai
put forth to succeed. We are now
looking for further advancement in
the career of this young man.
The many friends of Captain
Fricke will be pleaded to know of
his success, and will watch with in-
torot his career as a soldier. He
will return to Plattsmouth in n
short time, for furlough, which will
extend to about the fifteenth cf De
cember, when lie will have m report
for duty, his assignment will prob
ably come between now and then.
Will Feed Three
Cars Of Cattle
Bert Satchell received three cars
of cattle today from South Omaha,
which he will take to his farm south
west of here, and a little north
west of Mynard. where he will feed
them this winter.
With the prices of both cattle and
feed a high as they are it looks
like there was plenty of risk in the
feeding. Still with a large quantity
of corn which is not as sound as
one would wish, is the exercise of
better judgment to get tr-.e full feed
ing value out of it as soon as poss
ible and not allow it to go to waste.
FIVE CALLED TO SERVICE.
From Friday's Daily.
The Local Board which have to
deal with the draft fo rthe army,
this morning received notice of the
calling to service by the desision
of the District Board, of the follow
ing named persons, who are refused
exemption or discharge, and are cer
tified as being called to the ser
vice: Draft No.
Emil G. Rosenow, Elmwood 114
Wm. K. Fox jr., Plattsmouth 115
Guy C. Anderson. Council Bluffs 116
Henry Saddoris, Cheney, Nebr.,117
Carl Henry Richart,
Weeping Water US
ARRIVED HERE TODAY.
From Friday's Daiiy.
The remains of one of the former
citizens of Plattsmouth, Mrs. Peter
Zeihen, arrived this morning via the
Missouri Pacific from Kenosha, Wis.,
where she died a few days since. The
funeral will be held tomorrow from
the Holy Rosary church, and con
ducted by" the Rev. J. Ylcek.
An Old Man's Stomach.
As we grow older and less active,
less and less food is required to meet
the demands of our bodies. If too
much is habitually taken, the stom
ach will rebel. When a man reach
es the advanced aged of 85 or 90,
you will find that he is a light
eater. Be as careful as you will.
however, you will occasionally eat
more than you should and will feel
the need of Chamberlain's Tablets
to correct the disorder. These tab
lets do not contain pepsin, but
strengthen the stomach and enable
it to perform its functions natural
ly. They also cause a gentle move
ment of the bowels.
OR SOCIETY CELE
WINNERS GUESTS OF THE LOS
ERS AT SOCIAL GATHERING
HELD IN CHURCH.
Various 'Stunts' Indulged In to the
Amusement of All New Style '
of Spelling; Match.
From Thursday's Daily.
The parlors - of i the Presbyterian
church rang with merriment and
mirth last evening, when about sev
enty young people gathered there
for an evening's entertainment in
honor of the closing of the contest.
which the members of the Christian
Endeavor society have been conduct
ing for the past ten weeks. Various
1 program had been arranged for
the entertainment of this large com
pany, Mr. and Mrs. McCluskey hav
ing charge of this part of the even
ing's entertainment and they were
ablv ari:.ted bv Mrs. G. E. DeWolf.
Soon after the arrival of the young
people, prper sacks were tied on one
naud and thev were compelled to
outinue shaking hands with various
parties until the sack should be worn
off in the shaking a most excellent
manner for each and everybody to
become acquainted. When the sacks
were worn out. advertisements were
pinned on the backs of each one pres
ent and as they guessed the name of
the advertisement, th?y v ere permit-
fil fn tntp !!u in nf? S.rr vf finite
tamiliar with the advertisements and
. , .
uesssd a number of them.
One of the interesting features of
"ihe evening's entertainment was the
spelling contest, tne two contesting
sides being lined up while Mrs. De-
Wolf fired the words at them. But.
instead of spelling them in the us
ual manner, the letters "C E." were
inserted for every vowel and where
two vowels happened in the word,
the spellers were to pronounce "C.
V! " fnr thf nno vowel ami "Christian
Endeavor" for the other. vowel. This
made it a little confusing for all and
even the good spellers went down be
fore the terrible onslaught. As the
smoke of battle sort of cleared away
it was found that Miss Pearl Staats
was still homing ncr own, ngain?i
the other side, of which there' then
remained Misses I.Iariel Streight and
Ellen Nolting, and she finally won
out and the West side was declared
victors of that terrible spelling
After this spelling match a mti
ical program was introduced by Mr.
J. E. Douglas and this was opened
with a vocal selection by Mr. Mc-
Cluskev. Mr. I). C. Morgan
gave a speech on "Sorrows of Defea
and then Mrs. G. E. DeWolf favored
the company with a vocal selection.
Carl Schmidtman' then told of the
"Joys of Victory" and Miss Pearl
Staats of "Future Plans." The en
tire program was very much appre
ciated and enjoyed by the large num
ber in attendance. On the Future
Plans, Miss Staats mentioned the
studv for Christian Endeavor Effici
ency, the study of Missions and di
viding the society according to ages,
Juniors. Intermediates and Seniors.
Immediately after this excellent pro
gram, an Intermediate Christian En
deavor society was organized and Mr.
G. E. .DeWolf was placed in charge
of the same.
Just about this time lunch was an
nounced and the guests of honor
the victorious side were invited to
be seated at the table:?, after which
the losers were seated and then the
ladies of the Ladies Auxiliary soci
ety of the church served a most
tempting luncheon, consisting of
sandwiches, pumpkin pie, coffee and
cocoa, which was most thoroughly
enjoyed as the Ladies sure know
how, when it comes to eats. The hour
being quite late, the Christian En
deavors and their friends departed
for their homes, declaring they had
had a good time.
TAKEN TO NORFOLK YESTERDAY
Frm Patnrda v' Daily.
Last evening Sherif): C. D. Quinton
and Ben Rainey departed for Nor
folk, having in charge Boytil Roy
Denny, who was adjudged insane by
the board the day before. They
were to have taken him to Lincoln,
but the crowded condition there pre
cluded receiving him." An order was
issued to send hi into Ava. Mo.,
which is the county seat of the
county from where he came, but
during the time a place was found
for him in the Hospital at Norfolk.
He therefore was ordered to be tak
en to that place, and in charge of
Sheriff Quinton he was dispatched
to that place. The man when he is
not disturbed seems quiet enough.
J but when cne talks to him, or tries
to ge him to. do something trouble
Mr. E. P. Stewart
Departs For West
From Saturday's Daily.
Dr. A. B. Stewart of Moorefield.
who has been visiting here since
Thursday, departed for his home yes
terday, and was accompanied by E.
P. Stewart, who will remain there
for some time and will be treated
by his brother. Mrs. Stewart will
depart for Central City, where she
will make her home for present
with her parent's Mr. and Mrs. .C.
H. Cobb and will go to Moorefield
later to be with her husband.
Were Married In
From Saturday's laily.
A letter from Los Angeles tells of
the marriage on November 19th of
Miss Jean Morrissey, to Capt. Clyde
Kelly of Fresno, Calif. The cere
mony was performed at Tacoma,
Washington, near where Capt. Kelly
is stationed, at American Lakes
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" " . -
tne groom i apt. iveuy were sucn
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mat ne couia not get away, aim ms
Mirrisspj- the bride with her mother
met the groom at Tacoma. where
the marriage occurred. Captain
Kelly will soon go to France and be
stationed there with troops which
are now at Camp Lewis.
Until they depart they will make
their home at 721 South East Apts.
2 0 American Lake, Tacoma, Wash.
Miss Morrissey was born in this
city and grew to womanhood here
graduating from the High School in
the class of 191 S, after which she
with her mother departed for the
west making their home in Los
Angeles. Calif. The many friends
of the bride will be pleased to learn
of her marriage, and wish her joy
and happiness during her life. in
which the Journal joins.
From Friday's Daily.
There is joy in the home now at
the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Julius A
Pitz on account of a visit from the
'stork, who brought them a fine little
girl, with all three of the parties
doing well, the child, and its moth
er, as well as Father Pitz. They
are happj- and they have reason to be
for the little one we hope may bright
en the home forever. Say, but did
you get on to the smile which
lightens the always pleasant face of
Cyril Janda, where some one says.
Good Morijng Grandpa.
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SLAV REPRESENTATIVE BEAR
ING OFFER OF GERMANS
Copenhagen, Nov. 23. A person
age, said to be a representative of,
the Russia government, has left
Stockholm for Petrograd bearing a
peace offer to Russia from Germany
and Austria, according to a dispatch
from Stockholm today quoting the
newspaper Tidende as its authority.
The peace agent traveled on a spe
cial train, it was said.
The terms were unknown.
The Berlingske Tidende today
printed a Haparanda dispatch saying
that an encounter is imminent in
Petrograd between the .bolsheviki
and followers of Kerensky. It add
ed that' General Korniloff is still
The bolsheviki also have appoint
ed commissioners who are leaving
Petrograd for the front to attempt
to bring about an armistice, said
advices from Haparanda today.
"When I left Petrograd affairs
were going from bad to worse and
civil war on a big scale seemed in
evitable. These bolsheviki are sup
ported by the illiterate masses ?nd
I believe that when the people are
educated to the real needs of the
nation things will take a turn for
the better and general reconstruc
tion will begin. The bolsheviki
have promised the Russian people an
"The bolsheviki cannot maintain
power. I consider four weeks the
utmost length of time they can lat".
In regard to whether the future
government in Russia would be forc
ed to conclude peace. Sokice ex
pressed the opinion that this would
not be the case.
The Russian war ministry and the
ministry of marine organized by Ke
rensky are still operating independ
ent of the bolsheviki government,
the Russian embassy claimed today.
FORD GABS GOME THROUGH
LIKE WHEAT FROM MACHINE
From Thursday's lally.
During the month of Octotier the
Ford Motor company made " 79,ti7."
cars. In the last six months its pro
duction was 4 09,135 or at the rate
of 938.270 per annum. The estimat
ed production for the year was plac
ed at 900.000. about 3.000 per day.
but there is small doubt that unless
war conditions prevent, there will be
more than a million Ford cars made
within the Ford fiscal year. August
1. 1917 to August 1, 191S. Staggering
as are these figures, this tremendous
triumph of manufacturing possibili
ties, it is equally astonishing to know
that the demand is ever ahead of pro
duction, and that there has not been
a day since August 1 last that there
have not been orders on hand for
more than 100.000 cars for imme
directly into the new system to
protect our depositors.
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