The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 13, 1917, Page PAGE SEVEN, Image 7
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1917 PAGE SEVEN. rLATTSMOUTIt ' SEMI-WEEKLY JQURNAL. Christmas j . . . ... Gifts are r I Suggestions: 1 Our No. H-275 Round Ticket Silk and Fibre Hose in all shades. woncer rcr trie price, rair- $1.00 Everyone knows our H-300. No better hose made for the money. Black, white and all leading shades at, per pair $1.50 Novelty' Silk Hose. White and black, white and yellow, white and green, grey and black. Per pair $1.25 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 each 15c and 35c Men's Colored Embroidered Jap silk handkerchiefs; special at 50 Cents A LARGE AND COMPLETE STOCK TO CHOOSE FROM. f 9 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.; VALUE! QUALITY! SERVICE! f No 11th hour choice need be the fate of any gift this year bought here Appreciated! 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 i 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 BE OBTAINED ANYWHERE. ' nr"-1-; g DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DC DO BRITISH Ml TAKES HISTOR IC JERUSALEM 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. Early History. ' 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 ing potentates. 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 tensely Interesting. 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 est you. 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 European Russia. 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 Karaluoff. 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 sought entrance. 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 plimentary manner. t WAS ON SOUTH OMAHA MARKET ARE ON SOUTH OMAHA MARKET TODAY 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 year. 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 750,000. WAR MAPS. 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, Vop. 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 Christmas present. 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.