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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1917.
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UNCLE SAM WILL GET THE MON
EY AND THE CHILDREN
WILL ACQUIRE A
Disposition to Save Instead of Spend
Their Earnings Over One '
From Friday's Daily.
Yesterday there were over a hun
dred accounts opened by the school
children of Plattsmouth at the Bank
of Cass County. These accounts, how
ever, were not opened with the bank,
hut with the great government of
the United States, through the med
ium of Thrift stamps and War Sav
During the period of tme follow
ing 4he close of school yesterday af
ternon there was a rush of children
for the bank to complete the pur
chase of some of these "Baby bonds"
and thereby secure one of the free
Thrift stamps, offered to the first two
hundred school children coming. Air.
C. C. Parmele, who is the chairman
for this city, had anticipated the
rush and was assisted in waiting on
the children by John Parmele, son of
T. K. Parmele. Both were kept go
ing at a lively gait in order to wait
on the youngsters.
The children are evidencing a
great deal of interest in the matter,
as are also grown-ups. Of course,
while the number starting accounts
seems large, the money does not
run into dollars fast on the initial
payments, but the idea is to follow
up with the purchase of stamps, bo
that the savings of the holders may
i:e increased, along with, the assis
tance we thus render our govern
ment. This Thrift stamp proposition is
one which appeals to those who are
not earning large amounts of money
and can find only occasionally a
quarter, or ruayhaps as much as $5
at a time to spare. There is anoth
er feature in the matter, and that is
the $5 face value certificates cost
hut $4.12 during this month and
all of January. After that the price
advances a little each month, as
shown by a table issued for the
guidance of purchasers. These bonds
will be redeemed at $5 each on the
2nd day of January, 1923.
This is a proposition which ev
eryone should get behind and help to
make it go. for it is not alone help
ing the government in time of need,
but is affording a mode of invest
ment that seldom comes, to say noth
ing of the fact that it teaches the
practice of economy, or in other
words, saving for the proverbial
rainy day which is sure to arrive.
ASKING PARDON FOR TWO MEN.
From Friday's Daily.
Judge J. B. Barnes of Lincoln ac
companied by Itichard S. Horton, of
nmnha. Neb., were looking after
some business in this city this mor
ning and are interested In the secur
ing of a pardon for Messrs. Isador
gitzman and Louis Keeser, who some
years ago was convicted for the kill
ing of a man, who was employed in
the stone quarry at Cedar Creek.
They are here today to publish the
notice required, stating that they
will seek the pardon at the hands of
the Board of Pardons.
IS SELLING THREE CARS.
From Friday' Daily.
This morning Ray Hitchman de
parted for Omaha, where he went to
bring back with him three touring
cars of the Ford Automobile variety
which has been sold through the Pol
lock Auto Co., to three Cass county's
prosperous farmers. Those to pur
chase these cars are Earl Wiles from
a few miles this side of Weeping
Water, John Rice from a few miles
northwest of Murray and Pearson
T. Walton of this city, living in the
southwest portion of town.
HAS MADE A CHANGE.
Frm Friday's Dally.
Yesterday George Dovey Jr., bv
rftd his connection with the Bur
lington railway, and nas accepted a Jtaek mty be TartUd eff and All Jao
position with the Western Machine 'ffer and anxiety avoided
and Foundry Company, and will be
gin work there in a short time.
Mr. Dovey has been with the Bur
lington in the capacity of apprentice
machinist, and is a young man who
takes rapidly to the trade and has
made good progress while with the
Burlington and will make good in
bis new position.
ED. TOMAN'S EYE IMPROVING.
From Friday' Dailv.
Mrs. Josephine Toman departed
this morning for Omaha, where she
went to accompany her brother Ed
ward Toman home, who has been in
the hospital at Omaha for some
time, receiving treatment for one of
his eyes which became inflamed some
time since by a cold, and which be
came so serious that fears that he
would lose it were entertained. He
Is now making satisfactory progress
towards complete recovery.
WILL MAKE HOME IN MISSOURI.
From Thursday's Daily.
Last evening Mrs. H. C. Miller,
and daughter-in-law Mrs. John Mil
ler departed for Jamesport. Mo., near
which place they have a farm.
Johnnie departed the day before
with their car for that place, and
wifl meet the mother and wife there.
They will farm there the coming
year, and expect to continue farm
ing. They lived there for two years,
and after having the farm in good
shape concluded they would return
to Plattsmouth. but now think the
farm offers more opportunities than
the life in the city.
COLD STOPS BRICK WORK.
From Thursday's Dallv.
C. Marcincek and wife departed
last evening for the east going over
the Burlington to Chicago, from
Where they will proceed to Milwau
kee. Mr. Marcincek, was the fore
man of the brick work on the High
school, and on account of the winter
closing in so as to permanently stop
the work, they departed and there
exists but slight hopes that there will
be any more work this winter in the
RECEIVES A CAR LOAD OF HOGS.
From Thursday's Daily. . .
This morning W. B. Livingston
living just south of the city received
a car of hogs which he recently pur
chased on the South Omaha market
and which he is shipping to his farm
south of this city where he will feed
them. The problem of marketing
the crop. Is one which calls for the
best system of procedure, and this
is the one which appeals to him as
(being the better.
RENEWS HER PETITION.
From Thursday" Daily.
Mrs. Mable HawKennerry, who
c-im o (imp tinrp be can suit for a di-
vorce had withdrawn the petition,
on .Pmunt of a reconciliation with
her husband Glen Hawkenberry and
vterdav she renewed the Detition
alleging Ihe same, as in the original
petition, cruelty and non-support.
ATTEND BANQUET AT OMAHA.
Prnm Raturdav'a Dally
A large number of the members
tof Platte Lodge No. 7, I. O. O. F. of
this city were in attendance at a
meeting of the same lodge of Omaha
No. 2 last evening at wnicn "ere
were a class given tne mysteries or
the first degree of the order, and one
from this city Mr. Harry Eyler was
also given the work of this degree.
There were -visiting members from
Louisville. South Omaha and Council
Bluffs lodges, besides those who at
tended from this city. The trip was
made from here in automobiles with
closed bodies, making the trip while
the weather was cold, not uncom
fortable as the chairs were well fill
ed. After the session of the lodge
,and the work of the degree, all were
the guests of the home lodge at a
supper which continued until after
midnight. The return trip was made
tn about an hour, and the Platts
mouth contingent arriving home at
about one thirty. .
How to Prevent Croup.
In a child that is subject to at
tacks of croup, the first indication of
the disease is hoarseness. Glre Cbwa
berlain's Couch Kenedy as soon as
the child becomes fcoart and the at
87 YEARS OLD, YET
HALE AND HEARTY
IS THIS GOOD LADY
MRS MARIA GAP EN CELEBRATES
HER 87TH BIRTHDAY WITH
MANY MEMBERS OF HER
From Friday's Dailv
Yesterday were gathered a large
number of the family of Mrs. Maria
Capen, at the home where she has
lived for much more than a half
century, to celebrate the passing of
another milestone, in the journey of
life by this good lads.
Miss Maria Eikenberfy was born
December ISth, 1830, in' Union
County, Ind., Just a few miles from
the Ohio state line, and when about
isix years of age removed to near
Burlington, Iowa, where she lived
until in 1856 when she with her
family removed to Plattsmouth and
settled near this city. The follow
ing year she was united in marriage
with Joshua Gapen, it being Jan. S,
1857. They settled on the home
where she lives at this time and
during her life in Nebraska has
maintained this as her home.
Here the large family which now
number with their children and
children's children a large number
were raised. The children of this
good woman, are Samuel Gapen now
living at Manderson, Wyo. The eld
est son and who is farming there,
'Mrs. Martha Wiles, living northwest
of Mynard, where 6he has lived for
nearly forty years, and mother of
four sons, all excellent young men.
Elbert the eldest, Ralph. Glenne and
Mj-ron. all making their home near
ROCK ON AND KNIT, SWEET MISS .
She sits at eve and gently ncks
And knits lietinus on soldiers socks.
Beneath bright needles swiftly jjrows
'Hie vvidcspaced heels and roomy toes.
And when the soldier gets his socks.
Mis laugh you'll hear for blocks and1lcks.
He'll use the legs to make a coat.
And wrap the heels about his throat;
The toe part put upon his back
And use it for a haversack.
Then gaily forth to fight and kill
The coliorts of old Kaiser Bill.
Sweet miss, rock on and gently knit
We know ou 1! gladlv do your Int.
miuinininnnHH,T,M' 1 1 1111
their mother, Oscar Gapen, who lives
on the home place, and with whom
his mother lives. This family with
their five children were present. W.
E. Gapen of Long Pine, the next who
was not able to be present to ceie
1 brate his mother's birthday. Mrs. H.
M. Mayer of near Lincoln, who also
was not present, Mrs. Geo. W. Srsyd-
... . m 1 A
r, living west oi aiyuaiu, uu
where Bhe has lived for the past thir
ty-five years. There are six child
ren " of this lady, though not all
present, they being Anna, Bryan,
Mildred, George, Lenora and An-
Llovd Ganen. living near
Murrayi with two children and the
TOUngest. Mrs. Frank Dean of Ma
reno, Colo., making the children of
Mrs. Gapen, Mr. Joshua Gapen, the
husband passing away March 24th,
There were with her yesterday,
five of the children, ten of the grand
children and while the great grand
child, a little lady of some ten sum
mers was at school and did not get
to be present
Mrs. Gapenxtells of the time when
J this country was young, and espec-
ially during the civil war. when the
J faorses of the people living near here.
I were Impressed into service, to be
ipaid for if such were the possibility.
if not the horses were taken any
way. A number of horses which be
longed to Mr. Gapen were impressed
and no recompense given. The meet
ing was one of gladness, and look
ing over the years which have sped
away, she found abundance of things
to be thankful for.
Her eons, presented her with a
beautiful Caneo Brooch, as a remem
Vranca of th occasion. Mrs. Oscar
Gapen served ft delightful two course
dinner which was partaken of by
those in attendance, and wishing
Grandmother Gapen much joy in
passing this her 87th milestone, and
that she may-enjoy many more.
GRANTED A DIVORCE TODAY.
From Friday's 'ita.ilr.
This morning at a hearing of the
petition of Mrs. Mabel Hawkenberry,
wherein she asked a separation from
her husband Glen Hawkenberry, on
the grounds of Cruelty and none sup
port. The petition , was filed some
time since and then withdrawn on
account of a partial reconciliation
but was renewed a few days since,
when hope for the reconciliation had
vanished. This morning Judge Beg
ley sitting in chambers granted the
GETS A NEW CAR TODAY.
From Friday's Daily.
Earl Wiles. Arthur Jones and El
mer Lehey were ;all passengers to
Omaha this afternoon where they go
to get a new Ford automobile, Mr.
Wiles having purchased the machine
through the T. H. Pollock Auto Com
pany here. Mr. Wiles is disposed to
Ford cars having had a number dur
ing the past few years, and finds a
place for one, then buys another
thus having a practically new car ail
DANGEROUS IN CITY LIMITS.
From Friday's Daliy.
Some people thinking more of the
opportunity to get a rabbit, than to
avoid an accident to some child,
have been hunting rabbits within
the city limits, and many of the par
ents who have to send their children
to the fifth ward school, are fearful
that they might get shot. One little
boy about five years old, was just
missed, when he was coming over a
Taise of the ground, not that any
one would, if they knew it, shoot in
the direction of a child but ardor in
the chase makes one look more for
rabbits than children. Seems to us
that there is an ordinance against
carrying firearms and shooting with
in the city limits, should be enforc
ed, and any one breaking this ordi
nance should be made to suffer the
LICENSE HANDLING EXPLOSIVES
From Friday's Daily.
In order to be on the safe side a
law has been passed to prohibit the
manufacture or ownership or sale of
explosives during the period of the
present war. This is wise and in
order to enforce the provisions of the
law, and allow its exceptions, it be-,1
comes necessary that licenses be is
sued under the provisions of the act,
for people to handle in a limited
way, the explosives. The Co. Clerk
has been appointed as the issuer of
such licenses nere, and has been fur
nished blanks for the purpose of is
j suing licenses to such applicants as
come within the scope of the statute.
The provisions of the law permit
of traffic in ordinary cartridges for
pistols and in shot gun shells; also
under specific regulation, the sale of
blasting powder and other explosives
to be used for the purpose of mining.
etc. The handling of these explosives
however, is attendant with many
regulations, reports, etc, which take
no small amount, of time, to cay
nothing of the expense of issuing the
iieense, which in . this instance goes
to the Clerk for his labor in looking
after the new duties devolving up-
On hixo 'in order that the world may
be made safe for democracy.
TESTIMONY IN THE
SOME ARE INCLINED TO BLAME
CHIEF CROZIER FOR THE
Committee Holds Its Session Behind
Closed Doors to Protect Mili
Washington. Dec. 14. After near
ly four hours questioning of General
Crozier, Chairman Chamberlain said,
"Generally the information given
shows a reasonably satisfactory con
dition, considering the state of af
fairs at the beginning of the war."
General Crozier will resume his
testimony tomorrow in another ex
ecutive session to deal particularly
with heavy artillery.
Washington, Dec. 14. Statements
regarding the prospective deliverance
of rifles considered confidential by
the war department and other mat
ers, the witness declined to discuss
publicly, were given today by Major
General Crozier. chief, of ordnance,
at an executive session of the sen
ate military committee's inquiry in
to alleged delays in supplying the
General Crozier's examination to
day went further into details of the
rifle and machine gun situations. A
number of senators sharply question
ed him in what were described as
"somewhat heated" exchanges. Some
of the members were said to be in
clined to attribute to General Crozier
himself, resoonsibility for the . re
duction of ZO per cent in rifle pro
duction at private plants due to the
change in type
Failure i'6 use, "appropriations for
the purpose intended, was developed.
from General Crozier. In particular.
an appropriation of $5,000,000 made
in August. 1916, for small arms and
intended by congress for rifles. Gen
eral Crozier said was used for pistols.
some at high royalties, from private
General Crozier reiterated that the
rifle production will increase so that
no American, troops sent abroad will
he without surplus arms and that
soon there will be ample for train
ing purposes, too.
IN BUSINESS IN MINNEAPOLIS
Prnm Satiirdav's Dailv.
Aletter from K. A. Dll Bois. who
dilwas for two vears engaged in busi
ness in Plattsmouth. having a bar
ber shop where Luther F." Pickett is.
and having sold his business to! Mr.
Pickett, departed during the fall for,
Minneapolis, states that he is engag
ed in business there. ' having a- bar
ber shop and is prospering.' He says
he would like to keep in touch with
the old town and its people and -requests
that the Journal be sent to
him. Captain Edward Fricke speaks
of having had his barber work done
in the shop of Mr. Du Bois at the
time he was in training at Ft. Snell
ing, and says the shop is noted for
its excellent workmanship. We are
pleased to hear from MrDu Bois and
his good. wife, and to know that they
are prospering in the northland.
BEGIN MAILING QUESTION
NAIRES TODAY, SAYS CLERK
From Saturday's Dailv.
This morning the county cleric, or
Cass county, who is also clerk of the
local exemption board, began send
ing out the Questionnaires to the
registrants registered from this coun
ty. Each day about 80 of these will
be mailed, the mailing, to continue
until the entire list- shall have been
covered. The registrants have seven
days in which to return the papers,
including theHime -of passage both
ways. Notwithstanding, this, there
is ample time for -all to live up to
the requirements if they ' will but
give the matter . their . attention as
soon as the -.questionnaire is - re
ceived. Sundays are: excluded and
all will have one - and .some two of
these days to add to their seven. The
rule is that where 'one-fails to get
the Questionnaire back -to vthe local
board within the prescrihed .limit oi
I notwithstanding: wJiat their answers
might show to the contrary. This is
to insure earlj7 attention to the mat
ter bv all registrants.
Where there is no filling out of
the blank Epae.es which are provided
for the answering of questions, the
same rule will also apply, and the
registrant 'will be included in class
one. Where a delay or tne mans
might occur, the case may be miti
gated, if in the judgment of the au
thorities the registrant used due care
in looking after filling out the ques
tions and returning the same prom
ptly, but as a general rule the time
specified will be practically adhered
to by the board.
It will take about three weeks to
et the blanks all mailed and a
month before they are all returned.
HOME TIES ARE BROKEN
BUT NOT WITHOUT CAUSE
From Saturday's Daily.
Frequently instances occur at
which society stands agast, and won
ders why certain things should have
happened, when, apparently one has
the best of home, and yet, like the
Arab, silently folds his or her tent,
and steals away. It is like the case
of the stumpsucking horse there is
something in their diet which is
lacking, else it would not be. When
the young man or the young woman.
we might call them boys and girls
more properly, serreptuously slips
away from home something is the
matter in the home, and while un
discoverable at a casual glance, it
can readily be discerned by looking
a little closer.
The home should be a place where
the young people would delight to
be, not where they do not find en-
"joyment or any thing to interest. It
is not enough that the parent should
furnish plenty to eat and a good
place to stay, and things to wear.
but there is something more than
that which should be provided an
indescribable something which gives
pleasure to association and provides
entertainment for mind and body
that the dansrer of outside influences
are reduced to the minimum.
That young girls and boys as well
are allowed to" gallop over the city
at all hours of the night, when the
parents do not know, moreover seem
to care where they are or who they
are with, is productive of a great
risk for the welfare of the greatest
and. most valued property one can
possess. On the other hand, the hah
: . . c t t . . . : ..
ment to the one who perhaps ha? j jirs. Levi Benedict, mother of Mrs.
many things to discourage them. i-Miles M. Allen, who has been visit
Appreciate the eEcrts of your! jng here for some time past, depart-
child and show that you appreciate
them, and you will reap a bountirul
harvest in a better and fairer un
derstanding with the children and
the result will be a better and dear
er home to them as well as to your
self. This Was No 3oke.
J. E. Colver, 103 Lalior Temple,
Los Angeles,. Cal., writes: ."I have
had about 5C years of experience
with all sorts and kinds of cathartic
remedies some good and some a
joke. When I got wise to Foley Ca
thartic Tablets for constipation, I
got in right. The best I ever used."
Do not gripe; no unpleasant after
effects. Sold everywhere.
How Does It Benefit Me?
Business men believe in the Federal Reserve
System, but many of them know very little about
it or how it operates.
, To tell our community how the system benefits
them and how they can contribute directly to its
support, we have prepared a short phamphlet.
If you haven't seen it we will be glad either to
Ffet Natioiial Bank
- ' - Send-for Booklet, Hozv Does It Benefit me?"
PLOT TO POISON
DR. J. I. GIBSON ANNOUNCES
THAT EVIDENCE SHOWS TEU
TONS WOULD DESTROY
Iowa Council of Defense Has Round
Table Discussion of Its
Des Moines. Ia.. Dec. 14. A Ger
man plot i to poison Iowa cattle has
been unearthed by state officials.
Evidence has been discovered that
alien enemies have attempted to inoc
ulate live stock in eastern Iowa with .
the anthrax virus. Operations in"
Iowa are believed to be part of a sys
tematic Teuton scheme to minimize
America's meat shipments to the al
lied armies. '
Discovery of the plot was announc
ed by Dr. J. I. Gibson, state veteri
narian, at the round-table conference
called by the Iowa council of de
fense at the state house today.
Other speakers were It. H. Hunt
ington of Council Bluffs, county ad
ministrator of Pottawattamie coun
ty; W. W. Marsh of Waterloo. G.
Watson French of Davenport and J.
F. Deems of Burlington state food
WILL SPEND CHRISTMAS IN WEST
Frfm S;itiirlav"s tuiilv.
This morning Z. D. Holbrook,
wife and the family of some five or
six children arrived from Graham..
Va.. and . wiil visit at the home of
their uncle George W. Shrader.
who was a guest of them during the
fall, when he went there from
Mississippi, when visiting the Peaee
Jubilee which wa? held at Vicks
burg. While in Virelnia. Uncle
George Shrader was sick most of the
time and spoiled - what would have -otherwise
been a mo?t pleasant visit.
Therefore Mr. Holbrook and family
came out to see the west and to
visit the friends and spend Christ
mas in a land, where they some
times have Christmas west her. and
thev sure found it here now.
DEPARTED FOR HER HOME.
this morninir for her home at
Afton. Iowa. . Mrs. Benedict arrived
some weeks since, when her son
Frank Benedict, who with his fam
ily who passed through this city on
their way to Kersey. Colorado, to
make their home in the west, accom
panied her son this far. and has sine
been the guest of her daughter.
We are now' prepared to make your
monument, markers and lot corners
right at home. Cass County Monu
ment Co.. W. T. Wassell, manager.
Hotel Riley block, Plattsmouth, Neb.
Christmas decorations at the Jour
mail it to you or give it to you
if you will call.
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