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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1917.
H. S. STUDENTS
AT PLAY ART
AS SHOWN BY THEIR RENDITION
OF NEW PLAY WRITTEN
BY PRIN. RICHARDSON
PROCEEDS TO NEW GYM FUND
Production Will be Repeated Tonight
and Tomorrow Night Parts
All Ably Handled.
Prom Friday's Dailv
Lust evening at the auditorium of
the Public Library, was given for
the first time the play being given I
by the High school students thel -
last three nights of this week for I
the benefit of a gymnasium fund for
the new High school.
The play is a product of the pen
of Principal C. Richardson, and in
its production is reflected no small
amount of credit to the author who
has shown himself a composer and
writer of more than ordinary abil
ity, procfucing a play which ven sur
passes that of many a professional
The cast of characters was well
selected a thins essential to the
success of any production there be
ing a genuine artist back of every
part. The play, as a whole, con-
tained enough climaxes to cover the
nm,e l,UJC 11 um "iiiuius
the end. It might have been better
had the neighbors not borrowed
the pastor and his good wife out of
house and home. The borrower. Mr.
Ludwig Hallas. was a past master at
the art and was working all of the
Time". "The pastor's wife. Miss Mary
Rosencrans. could not have done
better had she been brought up with I
the stage as her playhouse. Parson I
Holsom was a difficult part, but wasjoning. caused by a slight injury on
ably played by Roscoe Hill who took J
the leads like a duck takes to water. I
Miss Alva Hartford was their duti-lThe
ful daughter, and was an artist at
knitting. She turned down the
rowers with as much apparent easel
as a sophomore Would flip a street!
c ar. She demonstrated her ability as I
a player by the way she did not
bake the cookies. The Scrubbins
family, who were near neighbors,
was composed of Farmer Scrubbins,
Ma Scrubbins and their sou. Ezekiel. by Undertaker J. P. Sattler and con
Carl Thomas, as Farmer Scrubbins, veyed to the Eight Mile grove church,
was an adept in raising potatoes and where the services were held by Rev.
wearing a comforter, making a typ- Surface, who formerly was the min
ical farmer, and he played his part ister of the United Brethren church,
to absolute perfection. Ma Scrubbins, south of this city delivering the fun-
(Miss Elenor Burnie was one of
those women who have to battleiai
against adverse circumstances, but
who alwavs find a way of circum-
venting any disagreeable contin-
. . . . , . I
gency. rneir son, t.zeKiei, as piayeai"c "
hv LeRoy Vwnscott, was a most de-
termined character, bent on the sole
idea of getting there, let happen
what would, and with a firm convic-
tion that he would succeed, which
he did. June Marshall, as the son
of the minister and his wife yes,
-vur own June was a dandy, and
Avkn it came to differing with the
denron and erettine bv with it. he
sure am carry nis point auu uns
home the bacon. Still he was not I
very easy on the furniture.
It was 8:14 when we arrived, and
before we. had deposited our bread
and butter in the window and got-
ten a chair where we could see the
stage and hear the music, the High
school orchestra, which, by the way,
is composed of young people who will
some day make their mark in the
world, struck up the old familiar
tune, "Johnnie, Get Your Gun." Just
then the curtain was dragged aside
and the play was on. It was filled
with excitement until the lambrak -
ins shut out the view. While the!
scenes were shifting, Mrs. Richard-
son gave a reading on "Putting t he
Children to Bed." Her rendition of
the article showed she had had per -
sonal experience in the matter. as
well as being able to give the read -
ing. Her response with the Moo,
Cow. Moo" was so true to life that
we who have to pay ten cents "par
quart for milk, wanted to take a
pail and get some or. the real ar-
tide as the hired ian busied hiin
self with thevc56res.
To have gotten any more out of
the play would have been a most
difficult task and taking the enter
tainment all in all it was worth
many times the price charged, which
the reporter did not have to j)ay.
The play will be repeated again
tonight and tomorrow night and if
Henry Herold does as well at filling
the house as he did last night, much
of the expense of equipping the new
gym room will have been met. '
TAKEN SICK ON TRAIN.
Prom Friday's Dally.
Last night traveling on the Bur
lington train number ten, which
passes through Plattsmouth at one
forty-six in the mornings Clarence
Wagner was taken violently sick, and
had to be removed from the train.
lie was taken with an epileptic fit.
and stayed at the Burlington station
where he rested on a cot. but this
morning when number six departed
was but a little better, not having
sufficient, strength to enable him to
continue the journey. He has been
at Great Falls. Montana, and was
oing to his home at Burns. Indiana.
ON THEIR WEDDING TRIP
Prnm Friday' Danv.
Last evening Mr. and Mrs. Ed
ward Bonge, of. well, we will say, of
Omaha, for they expect to make their
home in that city, arrived from Lu
cerne, Kansas, where they were
united in' marriage yesterday. They
are stopping with a sister of Mr.
Bonge, Mrs. C. L. Pease and hus
band. In company with Mrs. Pease
they departed this afternoon for Om
aha, where they will visit for a
short time and will return for a
longer visit with relatives here be-
fore settling down to make
home in Qmaha
RESTS AT EIGHT MILE GROVE.
From Fridav'n Daily.
Today at noon was held the last
sad rites over the remains of Win-
field Scott Brown who a few days
since died at the Clarkson Hospital
at Omaha, on account of blood pois-
one of his hands resulting affection
of hte blood, and consequent death
injury was not supposed to be
I of a serious nature, and but little
bor-lwas thought about it at the time of
About a week since he was taken
to the hospital on account of the
seriousness of the injury, but while
all was done which could be done he
pased away. The remains come to
this city, where they were received
eral address. Mr. Brown was born
hhiuu, name, wiumn -nu.
i - a m -m r t x
a uromer w airs, wyi
Rusterholtz. coming to Nebraska,
about fifty years ago, and has made
i,;,, Vinma u-ith lila cietpr nnrl family
during the half century just past,
The interment was made in the
Eight Mile Grove cemetery, near
bere be has lived for so many years.
Mr. Brown was an excellent man,
kind and always desiring to do for
his fellow men what he could.
MARRIED AT NEBRASKA CITY
From Priflar"! Daily.
jst Wednesday, slipping away
from lheir friends and the madden
in crowd. Mr. E. C. Marler and
Edna Warren went to Nebraska
citv wnere they were joined in Wed
lock The voung people are well
known herej Where they have a large
numDer of friends, who wish them
joyf happiness and prosperity in
their j0urney through life. They will
make their home on a farm near jje
WON'T STAND HITCHED
1 jerom Friday' Dally.
Yesterday mention was made in
j this, paper of a divorce which was
to have been presented in court but
I -wasn't because the Judge waa else
J where. Today the plaintiff appear
j ed, but on account of the negligence
j of some one proper notification had
I not "been'toade and the defendant
j did not appear. The case was con
tintred" until the 27th, when anoth
er effort will be made to loosen the
tie which have bound the parties
together in. matrimony.' THxere cut
caift 6tand hitched. It IS better that
the hitching had not been done,
GOOD AS EVER
IS THE CONCENSUS OF OPINION
AMONG LOCAL DEALERS,
WHO ARE ALL BUSY.
EFFECTS OF WAR HOT FELT
With Big Rush in Holiday Buying
Yet to Come, Record of Many
Dealers will be Shattered
From Thursday's Daily.
"How's business?" "Any falling
off of Christmas trade over last year
or other years?" and other similar
questions put to Plattsmouth mer
chants elicit replies so near alike
as to furnish conclusive evidence
hat the fact that the nation is at
war has not served to cut down the
spirit of giving in this vicinity.
With the big rush of late buying
ONLY A VOLUNTEER
Why didn't I wait to lie drafted?
And he led to the train hv a hand.
.And put in a claim tor exemption?
Oh! Why did I hold up my hands?
Why didn't I wait for a banquet?
Why didn't I wait to he cheered?
For the drafted men get the credit,
While I merely volunteered.
And nolxxly gave me a banquet.
And nolxxly said a kind word.
The grind of the wheels of the engine
' V Was all the good-bye I heard.
Then oft to the camp I was hustled
To be trained for the next half-year:
And then in the shuffle forgotten
For I was only a volunteer.
Mayle some day in the future
When my little boy sits on my knee
And asks what I did in the conflict :
And his little eyes look up to me
I will have to look back on him blushing
To the eyes that so trustingly peer:
And tell him I missed being drafted
I was only a volunteer.
yet to come, previous store records
of a number of dealers give promise
of being shattered, so great is the
demand for holiday merchandise.
The slogan. "Business as usual,"
could well be applied to the situa
tion here. Every day the stores of
our city are filled with people com
ing from great distances to purchase
here people brought here by the
power of advertising and they are
proving most liberal in their expen
ditures, all of which proves further
that, despite the money that lias
been donated to various causes and
the large amount that has been loan
ed to the government, there is still
an abundance of good, hard Ameri
can dollars left in Cass county.
The Journal is pleased to note
this condition in business circles at
this time when some of the more pes
simistic have been predicting that
business would be hurt and people
would curtail on every hand the ex
penditure of money on account of
,the existing war.
LYING VERY SICK AT FATHERS.
Prom Thursday's Daily.
Some Tew days since Mrs. Ralph
Marshall, arrived here and was tak
en very sick, while visiting at the
home of Mr. Marshall's father. Dr.
C. A. Marshall, and has continued to
grow worse, and yesterday Dr. Mar
shall telegraphed, his son Ralph
Marshall who was in Chicago, of the
seriousness of his wife, and e hast
ened to come to her bedside. Mrs,
Marshall is very seriously sick, and
every effort is being put forth for
her care and relief from the sick
ness. - .
For Salt or Rwt Jry eeven room
residence La - Murray. Mrs. J.' W.
Berger. - " "
JUDGE M. ARCHER VERY SICK.
From Thursday's Daily.
Police magistrate M. Archer is
very sick at his home in this city
having been confined to his bed for
the past few days, but is reported as
being somewhat improved today but
still not able to leave his bed. The
judge who is above eighty years of
age has not been feeling very well for
some time past, but while he has
been around the house has not been
able to be down town for the past
ten days. It is hoped that he will be
able to be about again soon.
OPERATED UPON YESTERDAY
From Thursday's Daily.
A message from J. M. Cunning
ham, who is at Rochester. Minnesota,
tells of an operation having been
performed upon his wife at Mayo
Brothers hospital, for the removal
of Goitre, which Mas a delicate per
formance. The affliction was a
double goitre, one on the inside of
the tissue and the other on the out
side. The inner one was located on
the windpipe, and has grown fast
which made the removal more diffi
cult. Although of a serious nature.
the operation proved most success-
ful and after it was over and the pa
tient had recovered she was resting
nicely. This .will be good news to
the many friends of Mrs. Cunning
ham in this city.
IN COUNTY COURT YESTERDAY
From Thursday's Daily.
Paxton. Galligher &. Company vs.
"William Deles Denier, was the title of
a hearing in the county court yester
day, wherein the plaintiffs claimed
that the defendant had collected
amounts for them to the extent of
some $75. After the hearing a judg
ment was rendered according to the
petition, with the costs of the prose
MRS. RHIN IMPROVING.
From Friday's Daily.
Mrs. Phillip Rhln, who some time
ago was operated upon . for the re
moval of a pus cyst, and who has
since been showing progress toward
recovery, is reported to still be pro
gressing, but as yet her vision which
was affected has not entirely recov
ered, though the indications are it
will continue to improve as the pa
tient gains in strength.
WILL MAKE HOME IN ALLIANCE.
From Thursday's Daily.
Mrs. Edward McCulley, who yester
day settled with tb Metropolitan
Insurance Company e death
benefit on account of iu death of
her husband a short time since, in
company, with her sister-in-law; Mrs.
Louis Lahoda departed this morning
for Alliance, where she will make
her home this winter. Whether she
will continue to live there after that
she is not at this time certain.
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PAY TO SOLDIERS'
WIVES IS NOW ON
THE WAY TO THEM
DEPENDENTS ARE FINALLY BE
GINNING TO RECEIVE NO
A Relief to Hundreds of Families in
This District who Have Been
Waiting This Action.
Washington, Dec. 21. Distribu
tion for Christmas time of govern
ment allowances and soldiers' allot
ments to dependents of enlisted men
was started today by the war risk
bureau. By Christmas day thous
ands of wives, widowed mothers and
other dependents of soldiers will
have their first payments, represent
ing the amount due for November
and the distribution will continue
Most checks are for $20 or $25,
representing $15 or half the month
ly pay of the enlisted soldier, with
added government allowances rang
ing from $5 for a motherless child
to $15 lor a wife with further sums
for dependent children. Allotments
of part pay of the soldier are com
The news of the sending out of
the soldiers' allottments will be re
ceived gratefully by hundreds of
soldiers' families in the seven states
from which the men at Camp Fun
ston are drawn. Many of the sol
diers were receiving letters from
their wives that they and their
childrn or aged dependents were be
ginning to suffer. The governor of
Arizona telegraphed to inquire why
the allottment was being held up,
CELEERATED 85TH BIRTHDAY.
Frnin Saturday" Dailv.
Mrs. E. E. Goodwin, mother of R.
L. Propst, who makes her home with
him, Thursday the 20th of Decem
ber celebrated her eighty-fifth birth
day, she being born at Franklin in
Pendleton County, Virginia, where
she spent her childhood. In 1S5S,
when just twenty-one years of age,
she with her parents moved to Dav
enport, Iowa, where she lived until
1869 and at that time coming to
this state and settling just west of
Platsmouth, having lived here nearly
half century, or forty-eight years.
Mrs. Goodwjn, is hale and hearty,
gets around in fairly good shape not
withstanding the fact that she has
been crippled for a number of years.
TO SPEND CHRISTMAS IN SOUTH
Ffn Sati rdav'f Dally.
Mrs. Otto Wurl and little son.
Otto, Jr., who have been staying in
Plattsmouth during the time that
Mr. Wurl has been in the service, go
now to join the husband and father,
Lieutenant Otto Wurl, of the Illinois
National Guards, at Houston. Texas.
Mrs. Wurl expects to be away until
after the holidays.
ELEVEN IN JOURNAL OFFICE
From Saturday's Dailv.
Among those unfamiliar with the
workings of an up-to-date newspa
ner office such as the Journal It is
quite generally believed that not
more than six or eight at most are
employed in the producing of the
paper. This is erroneous, nowever.
As the crosses began to grow in num
ber on the Red Cross banner in our
w-indow, even those familiar with
the office expressed wonder each time
a new cross was posted that we had
not yet reached 100 per cent. Seven,
eight, nine and ten followed each
other rapidly, and the end was not
yet. The eleventh cross has now
been placed on the banner and we
are able to announce '100 per cent"
along with many other of the busi
ness houses of the city. It may be
somewhat of a revelation to readers
of the Journal generally to learn
that eleven people are actively en
gaged in producing the paper that
brings them home the news every
MARRIED LASt. EVENING.
From Thursday' Dally.:. ....
: Last evening Walter. Boesch, aad
23 ajsul Miss Ida Cleveland, aged 22..
appeared be for Judg A. J. Beeson,.
and asked that permit be granted
them to marry, this vas done and
they thinking that one good turn
deserved another requested that he
perform the ceremony which the oc
comodating official did. and calling
th county clerk in as a witness the
ceremony was performed and the
young couple went on their way re
joicing. They will make their home
on a farm near Wabash, where they
are making their home at present.
They with their folks are just recent
ly from Missouri.
ARRESTED BY OFFICER JONES.
Froin Pa tin day's Dailv.
The two youthful runaways,
which were from Omaha and whom
Sheriff Quinton returned to their
homes yesterday, were rounded up
and arrested by Officer Jones, and
brought to the city jail. From there
they were turned over to the county,
who took them to Omaha.
VISITED HERE WITH COUSIN.
From Saturday's Dailv.
Last evening Misses Hazel and Vir-
gie Hunnicutt, the former having
been teaching in the Friend college
at Central City, while the latter was
visiting with her sister for some time
past, arrived in the city, and visit
ed over night and this morning with
their cousin. Miss Crete Briggs, de
parting this forenoon on the Bur
lington for their homes at Indianola,
Iowa, to spend the holidays.
VISIT SON AT DEMING.
From Saturday' Daily.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Creamer of this
city have received a letter from J. B.
Meisinger and wife of Lincoln, who
are visiting their son LeRoy Meis
inger, who is Sergeant in Statistical
Section, 34th Division, Headquarters,
at Deming, New Mexico. The' work
consists of making the daily reports
of the entire camp, number of offi
cers, men sick and well, number of
horses, mules and the like. Mr. and
Mrs. Meisinger are spending Christ
mas with their Ron and find him well
and looking better than he ever did.
They also saw Clarence Slaats and
he is also, looking and feeling fine.
Mr. and Mrs. Meisinger visited their
son at the camp and saw how the
boys were situated. Mr. Meisinger
and family are former residents of
this city, but for the past few years
have been making their home in
Lincoln, and have a large circle of
friends in this vicinity, who will be
pleased to know that LeRoy is
getting along so nicely.
FUYING JUNK WITHOUT LICENSE
Fro! Sat"rday"5 Dailv.
Yesterday, Chief of Police Barclay
arrested J. Janger of 1S26 north
19th St.. Omaha, who was plying
the avocation of buying junk in the
city of Plattsmouth. not having paid
a license for doing the business in
this city. Upon depositing of a. cash
bond of $15.00 and Mr. Barclay re
taining the purchases as evidence,
Mr. Janger was released to appear
Good young work team for sale
reasonable. 7 years old, weight
2400 lbs. Inquire of Ira Bates.
Cedar Creek. 12-19-4twkly
Why not give a
or a War Saving Stamp?
We can deliver Bonds in $50,00 or $100.00
IN ARGENTINE CRY
FOR GERMAN WAR
MOUNTED PATROLS CALLED OUT
TO DISPERSE THE ANGRY
CROWDS OF PEOPLE
Immediate Rupture With Kaiser De
manded by Excited Populace
at Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Dec. 21. As the
result of the publication of the tele
grams sent by Count von Luxburg.
the former German minister, to the
Berlin foreign office, it again has
been necessary to call out mounted
patrols to disperse crowds of people
who demanded a rupture of relations
The mob which was shouting "long
live the republic" and "death to
President Irigoyen" was dispersed
after a fight with the mounted po
lice in the Calle Florida.
Heavy guards again have been
placed over the property owned by
Germans in the city and mounted
men also are guarding the office of
the newspaper La Union, for which
Count von Luxburg obtaind a sub
In political circles certainty is ex
pressed that congress will demand
explanations from the governn: .'ii'
regarding the state of affairs as ex
posed by the von Luxburg telegrams.
The general belief is that the pub
lication of the documents will lead
to new demands for the severance of
relations with Germany, congress
having already refused to sanction
the budget appropriation for continuing-the
Argentine legation in
Berlin, which was insisted on by the
organs of President Irigoyen.
Street comment indicates that the
public is not satisfied with the gov
ernment's statement which accom
panied the publication of the von
A LONG WAY ROUND
From Thursda y Daily.
' Lee Bennett, who some time ago
was in Iowa, over near Glenwood,
with his team, was unable to get
them back across the river this week
as the warm weather rendered the
ice unsafe for travel and he was
forced to come home and leave the
team. Tbis morning he returned to
Glenwood to get the team, and will
drive them to Council Bluffs, cross
ing the river there and coming on
down this side across the Pollock
bridge at Oreapolis. He is desirous
of getting the use or the team, which
accounts for the long drive to i.et
them home just now.
DANCE AT MURRAY
From Saturday's Daily.
There will be a social dance at
the Puis & Gansemer hall, at Mur
ray New Year's night. Music will
be furnished by the Dandesdures
Colored band. You are cordially in
vited to attend this dance. A good
time and good music assured..
A want ad will brine you a huve.
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