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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1917
rLATTSMOUTIt ' SEMI-WEEKLY JQURNAL.
Christmas j . . . ... Gifts are r
Our No. H-275 Round Ticket
Silk and Fibre Hose in all shades.
woncer rcr trie price, rair-
Everyone knows our H-300. No
better hose made for the money.
Black, white and all leading shades
at, per pair
Novelty' Silk Hose. White and
black, white and yellow, white and
green, grey and black. Per pair
Men's Hose in black, white,
pongee, tans and greys in silk fi
bre and lisle, at, per pair
25c, 50c and 75c
Men's Mufflers: A beautiful line
in knitted twetone effects at
$1.50 up to $3.00
Men's Initial Handkerchiefs at
15c and 35c
Men's Colored Embroidered Jap
silk handkerchiefs; special at
A LARGE AND
For Your Inspection we have the Best Quality of Mer
chandise in the Various Lines!
Strapped Purses and Ladies Hand Bags a beautiful as
sortment in leather and velvet ranging from. $1.00 to $5.00
Week End Bags at .$6.50 and $7.50
Silk Corset Covers and Fancy Brassiers at. . ...$1.00 and up
Envelope Chemise, beautiful assortment, lace trimmings
very reasonably priced at $1.00 to $2.95
Jap Silk Handkerchiefs -splendid qualities at. 10, 15 and 20
In Crepe de Chines, at 25 and 30c Each
WE URGE YOU TO DO YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EARLY THIS YEAR.
SILK SHIRT UAISTS Sife'iS..$B.OO to $7.B0
Agents for the GOSSARD Corsets.;
No 11th hour choice need be the fate of any gift this year bought here
Bath Towels in Sets: Two tow
els and wash clothes in fancy
boxes. Colors pink and blue. Pric
ed at, per set
$1.00, $1.25 and $1.50
Fancy Table Covers and Scarfs
in Butterfly designs, from
50c up to $1.15
Mercerized Scalloped Table Cov
ers, 64x64, at
$1.50, $1.75 and $2.00
Lace Trimmed Dresser Scarfs
and Center Pieces at
$1.00 and $1.50
Fancy Aprons in Lace and Elm
broidery Trimmed, at
35c, 50c, 65c and 85c
Our usual large and splendid
Assortment of Ladies Handker
chiefs. Snow Flake Linen, from
15c to $1.00 Each
Other Qualities from. . .5c to 35c
BY FAR THE "
BEST VALUES TO
BIRTHPLACE CP CHRISTIANITY
FALLS TO CHRISTIANS AFTER
. YEARS OF TURKISH RULE.
FALL ANNOUNCED TO COMMONS
Londun, Dec. 1C. Andrew Bonar
Law, chancellor of the exchequer,
announced in the house cf commons
today that Jerusalem, after being
surrounded on all sides by British
troops, had surrendered.
Birthplace of Christianity.
Jerusalem, the birthplace or Chris
tianity, is the most fought for city
in the world. Dov:u through the
ages it has been battled for ty Jew,
r.1 iiianimedau. Pygan and Christian.
he hills of Palestine have been
t renched with Chrihtian blood in
nighty battles fought by fanatic
hristiau invaders. The historis city
lias been destroyed and rebuilt times
w ithout number, only to finally fall
:r the jseeond time into the hands
( f Christian British.
The gigantic British encircling
strategy took in. on the south, the
little town .of .Bethlehem, where
i hrist was born. L017 years ago.
There seems to be no doubt that the
rupture of Jerusalem is one of the
nwnt stupendous moral victories of
tiu- war. :
It is a uniquie f t-hat British
leader and British armies now, as
in the centuries past, are still the
tenacious, successful foes of Mo
hammed's people- In the twelfth
century Richard Coeur de Lion, in
penitence for fancied sins, decided
to absolve himself of mundane taints
by. engaging in an altrustic cam
paign for the deliverance of Je
rusalem to Christian control. In a
series rT campaigns he " fought the
mighty Saladin through mtny san
guinary battles to a true. He found
it impossible to maintain a maximum
fighting strength through the exten
sive line of communications. Dis
ease and misfortune reduced his
armies to nomadic bands, which
were, some of them, taken as slaves
by the Mussalmans. Others reamed
the continent for years or engaged in
mercenary wars wherever they found
chieftains willing to employ them.
Richard himself became a fugitive
was arrested by enemies while strug
gling his way through Austria, and
only released when friends in Britain
raised enormous ransoms.
' Briefly, Jerusalem was subject to
Egypt about 1400 B. C. Later it
passed into the possession of the
Jebusites. David was the next con
queror. Its rise to a great city caus
ed much jealousy among neighbor
The Egyptians and Assyrians and
finally the Babylonians, under Nebu
chadnezar, employed the tactics the
Germans have practiced on Belgium
in the present war. Art treasures
were removed, magnificent buildings
burned and men and women deport
c dto Babylon.
After seventy years, Cyrus permit
ted the Jews to return. They re
stored the city, and 588 B. C. rebuilt
the ruins of Solomon's temple. A
period of peace was enjoyed until
Alexander's Macedonian empire col
lapsed. Then Jerusalem was sacked
by Ptolemy Foter, who deported most
of the populace to Alexandria. The
Maccabees finally cast off the Mace
donian yoke, and in 165 B. C. "Jeru
salem became independent.
Another period of comparative
peace was uninterrupted until forty
C'ears after crucifixion. Tyranny
of the Romans then drove some of
the Jews to revolt.
Jerusalem was taken by insurg
ents in Gf A. D. and Titus regained it
'in 70 B. C, after one of the most ter
rific sieges and battles in history.
I A rebellion of the Jews against
, feared idolatry came next. Rome re
gained control in the fourth century
and there was a succession of Chris
tian emperors until 636.
1 Then Caliph Oniah, the Arabian,
and his Mohammedans took the Holy
City. His dynasty was succeeded by
the Turks. All Europe became
aroused by the cruelties of the
Turks and their desecrations and the
crusades were started.
THE WAR NEWS SUMMARIZED
Crusades Capture City.
The Crusaders carried Jerusalem
by storm in 1099 and held it until
IS 7, when the famous Saladin con
quered them and became master of
the Holy City.
It is an interesting campaign
that has just been successful in re
storing Jerusalem. A glance at the
geographical nature of the land over
which the British advanced from
Gaza to Jaffa to Jerusalem is in
Palestine, an almost regular rec
tangle may be divided into four
equal parts lengthwise for this pur
pose. The strip along the Mediter
ranean sea is flat country, a contin
uous plain. The next strip to the
west is mountainous. It resembles
in general character the Catskill
country of New York state, except
that the hills and mountains are not
so heavily wooded.
The third strip from the coast is a
great depression through which the
River Jordan flows.
The fourth is the plateau laud
which rises beyond the Jordan.
By taking the coastal route the
English were able to advance with
little trouble from natural obstacles.
Some distance above Askelon the in
vading army apparently forked, one
branch continuing up the coast to
Jaffa and the other turning north
westward toward Jerusalem, which
lies in the hilly country.
MISSOURLRIVER CLOSED NINTH.
The Missouri river, stopped run
ning ice on the ninth at nine o'clock
in the evening, which is an early
date, and at this time it has a solid
elating of ice over Its surface, so
much so that one can cross in saf
ety, but it would be a little risky for
too heavy teams.
Did ycu notice Rosencrans' Chase
county ad on the back page of thi3
issue of the Journal? It may inter
Journal Want-Ada Pay!
Civil war has "broken out in Rus
sia and the Bolsheviki regime ap
parently will be put to the test. The
Petrograd government has issued a
proclamation announcing that Gen
erals Kaledines, Korniloff and Dutoff
have begun a revolt in southeastern
The Bolsheviki announcement, de
clares that the constitutional demo
crats are assisting the .hetman of
the Don Cossacks and his fellow
military leaders, who are said to
aim at cutting off food supplies and
in seizing power from the Black
sea to the Ural mountains as well as
in the Caucasus. Bolsheviki troop
have been ordered to take the field
against he counter revolutionists.
General Kaledines is said to be
collecting his forces, and it is in
ferred that their objectives include
Moscow. General Dutoff is leading
the revolt in the provice of Orenburg
and is endeavoring to cut the trans
Siberian railway at Tcheliabinsk.
Two towns in the Caucasus are be
sieged by "forces under General
In Orenburg the Bolsheviki lead
ers have been arrested and the sold
iers under them disarmed. In the
new TIkraniau republic the middle
class is reported to be assisting Gen
eral Kaledines in opposition to the
workmen's and soldiers councils.
The proclamation of the Bolsheviki
denounces the constitutional demo
cratic party and its leaders includ
ing Michael Rodzianko, the former
president of the duma and Paul N.
Milukoff, the former foreign minis
ter. The uprising in Portugal has re
sulted in the formulation of a new
cabinet. The fighting was confined
.to Lisbon and the immediate ncigh
' borhood, the government and the
government troops surrendering af
. tor two days of hostilities.
; British and French troops have
taken over from the Italians sections
of the fighting front between Lake
Garda and the Adriatic. The Brit-,
1 ish are stationed along the upper
Piave, .but the positions of the
French has not been disclosed.
?' The Austro-Germans have not re-
newed their' violent 'attacks on "the
Asiago plateau, the strong defense of
the Italians apparently having been
forced to 6top their infantry activity
to allow for the reforming of units.
There has been artillery activity be
tween the Brenta and the Piave and
along the Piave, while Italian air
planes and airships have been at
tacking enemy camps and communi
cations behind the lines.
RUSH OF APPLICANTS
TO RECRUITING OFFICES
WAS NEIGHBOR AND BUNKMATE.
Chicago, Dec. 10. Recruiting of
ficers of every branch of the United
States military service stationed in
Chicago were overwhelmed today
with a rush of applicants for enlist
ment. At several of the recruiting
offices it was necessary to summon
police to control the crowd which
Array officers said that fully five
thousand volunteers would have ap
plied before night.
Under instructions from Washing
ton, today is the last day during
which men subject to the drafc would
be accepted for the army and per
mitted to select the branch of ser
vice which they desired to enter.
From Monday's Daily.
Walter Morrisette, whose life was
lost on the patrol boat, the "Jacob
Jones," which was sank by a Ger
man submarine a few days ago in
the Atlantic ocean, was a neighbor
to Mrs. Louis Minner, they living
side by side in Council Bluffs. Mr.
Morrisette was also for a long time
the bunkmate of A. A. Alexander, of
this city, when they were both mem
bers of the crew manning the "Can
Francisco," some years ago. News of
his death comes as a blow- to these
two Plattsmouth people who were so
well acquainted with Mr. Morrisette,
of whom they speak in a most com
WAS ON SOUTH OMAHA MARKET
ARE ON SOUTH OMAHA
From Tuesday's Dally.
Phillip Born, shipped two cars
of cattle from here to the South
Omaha market last evening. Louis
Born shipped one, and John Beck
shipped one, making in all four cars,
they departed this morning, the
Born boys over the Missouri Pacific
and Mr. Beck over the Burlington
for that place, where they will look
after the sale of the cattle. These
cattle are all of their own raising.
From Monday's Daily;
Eniil Sepel, of Upton, Wyo., who
formerly lives here and with his
father have been living in the
northwest for the past twelve years
brought a car of cattle to South
Omaha market during the latter
portion of last week, and after hav
ing disposed of them ran down to
visit with old time friends and was
a guest at the home of Frank Sabat-
Ica sr., over Sunday and returned to
his home this morning.
COMPLETE HEW U. S. SHIP
PLANT ill RECORD TIME
Washington, Dec. 10. Virtual
completion of one of the govern
ment's three great fabricating steel
merchant ship plants within seventy
six days' time was reported today to
the shipping board. The yard, erect
ed at Newark Bay by the submarine
boat corporation, will lay the keels
cf three ships before the first of the
Chairman Hurley of the board ac
cepted an invitation today to drive
the first rivet December 17 in the
first ship laid down.
The rapidity of construction has
astonished shipping board officials.
The yard is 90 per cent complete.
Ships are expected to come from the
yard in June, and it is planned to
complete more than fifty before the
end of 1918.' The concern has con
tracts for 150 of a total tonnage of
RETURNS TO WORK TODAY.
Handsome line of Christmas post
cards at the Journal office.
. Lester Dalton, who has been em
ployed in the Burlington shops at
Ilavelock for some time past and who
was called home on account of the
tleath of his father R. D. Dalton. and
staying to assist in getting things
runnning in proper shape, before re
turning to his work, departed for
his duties at Ilavelock this afternoon.
, A handsome line of Christmas
crepe paper. aUV colors and decorat
ed, at the Journal office.
For regular action of the bowels;
easy, natural, movements, relief of
constipation, try Doan's Regulets.
30c at all stores.
You can procure Red Cross Seals
at Red Cross rooms, Fricke Drug
Store, Weyrich & Hadraba, Stanfield
Book store and Mauzy Drug store
and the Journal office.
The famous Rand-McNally war
maps will now be found on sale at
The Journal office. These maps
show all the big battle lines, on a
large scale so that you can easily
trace where all the big battles are
being held. We have maps of the
whole western front, also the Brit
ish front, the French front, and the
Italian front. They are 25c each.
Get them at the Journal office.
Call Plattsmouth Garage for serv
ice. Tel. 33 4, also livery. J. E Mason,
Bring your welding to us. Platts
mouth Garage. Tel. 94.
Christmas Cards from one cent up
at the Journal office.
Obey the Law. Order your Osgood
Lens. Plattsmoutb Garatre. AH sizes.
Initial stationery will be found at
the Journal office. An excellent i
SO ACRES FOR SALE.
Hi mile west of Postofflce. The
L. Liner 80 acres. Just west of city
Dennison's tags, and seals are on;limits- ror full particulars see, T.
sale at the Journal office. 1 ll- Pollock, Plattsmouth, Nebr.
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