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MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1917.
PLATTSMOUTIl SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
A '-Merry Christmas
Happy New Year!
B. A. McEL WAIN, Jeweler
' 'On the Sunny Side of Main St. ' ' Plattsmouth, Neb.
hare repulsed with loss strong Aus-tro-Gernian
Raiding engagements occupy the
opposing forces on the northern end
of the western front while the ar
tillery continues active in the 'Yprcs
and Cambrai sectors.
;'UNCLE TOM'S CABIN".
THE WAR SUMMARIZED
Opposition to the Bolsheviki ap
parently is increasing as reports- of
German support of the maximalist
government become more pronounc
ed and the situation in Russia grows
more chaotic while the Bolshevik! en
deavor to arrange a separate peace
with the central powers.
The Ukrainefi in its hostility to
the' Bolshevik! government has been
joined by the Russia staff on the
southwestern front and General
Stchermatcheff. the commander in
Rumania, has been appointed head
of the Ukraine forces, reported to
b? marching against the Bolsheviki.
Another report reaching London
says that the Rumanians have joined
the Ukrainians while other dispatch
es declare that former premier Ker
eiiiky is marching against iloscow
and that Grand Duke Nicholas is
raising a royalist army in the Cau
casus. Meanwhile diplomats of the cen
tral powers are hurrying 'to begin
! peace negotiations with the Bolshe
viki. On leaving Berlin the German
emissaries were urged by the popu
lac to make "a strong peace."
Premier Lloyd-George of Great
Britain simultaneously with the pub
lication of German peace feelers de
clares that the allies must defeat
militarism and that a league of na
tions, including the Prussian auto
cracy would be a farce. The Teu
tons must restore territory and repay
Apparently undaunted by the
heavy forces the enemy has been
using in attempting to break the
Brenta-Piave line, the Italians are
making counter attacks In an attempt
to regain Monte Asolone. On other
sectors on this front the Italians
At the I'armele, Dec. 27, the beau
tiful and realistic picture which has
made Win. H. Kibble's production el
I "Uncle Tom's Cabin" world-famous,
are the little cabin of Uncle Tom,
j an old Southern Road, Skinner's
. Tavern, the ice-gorged Ohio River by
' moonlight, the grand old home of
J Phineas Friend, the wild rocky pass
j in Southern Ohio, St. Claire's home
j showing a tropical garden with its
; fragrant magnolia and orange trees.
among which nestles the typical
Southern plantation residence, the
home of Eva; corridor at St. Claire's
the great New Orleans levee and
slave mart, a moss-covered road near
j-Legree's, a street in New Orleans,
Legree's plantation on the Red River
j with the cotton in full bloom, and
! the transformation entitled "The Ce
lestial City." AVm. H. Kibble's ver
sion involves thirty important char
acters and is told in four acts and
twenty-eight scenes. Twenty negroes
are carried to fill out the pictures
and introduce their plantation past
time. The production is transported
by special train.
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BRITISH AND FRENCH HAVE
Illicit llie Christmas dan'iis. may it briny
to you three rreat jifts
GLADNESS that you have been able to surprise some one into
pleasure with an unlooked-for gift; gladness that children every
where may find this the day of golden days.
COURAGE that, in spite of their wilfulness and weakness, folks
deep down are kindly and good, and that after all it is worth while
going on for their sakes and your own.
PEACE that on this da' grown ;nen and women take the
hours from dawn-blush' to after-glow and li 1 1 them with cheer and
laughter and love the tilings which in the end are all that the
year's working has sought for. -
Oar store is closed on Christmas day but next day -and all
the days thereafter it will be wide open to express to you in terms
of good3 and srvicc the heartfelt wishes we here extend to you
Washington, Dec. 21. Direct
assurances of the confidence of both
British and French commanders in
General Pershing's ability and their
satisfaction with the breadth and
soundness of his preparations to
make American arms effective on
the western front have reached
Washington with the return from
Europe of Major1 General Hugh L.
Scott, former chief of ctaff, who was
in conference today with Secretary
Baker and other war department
The men who are actually leading
the allied armies, from the comman
ders in chief and members of the
war ministries, down to the corps
and division commanders have been
unhesitating in expressing their ap
proval of the chief of the American
expeditionary force and his methods.
General Scott visited virtually ev
ery part of the battle front and went
carefully through all the training
processes of both the French and
British armies. He believes General
Pershing has laid the foundation for
American army training upon what
is best in French and British meth
ods and experience. There is no
doubt in his mind that American
troops will be the equal of any on
the front when they come to grips
with the German army. They are
taking their training enthusiastical
ly. There is no pessimism as to the
outcome of the war in the fighting
lines, General Scott found. The ar
mies of the allies are cool and confi
dent. The confidence of victory
among the fighting men. he found
became greater the closer the ob
server got to the front.
There were no doubt in the
trnches. Such pessimism as there
may be among the British appears to
be confined to the uninformed in
London. . It Is not reflected in the
General Scott now personally has
inspected three fighting fronts the
Russian. French and British. It ap
pears probable that he is to command
a division of the American army al
though no direct statement of the
place designed for him by Secretary
Baker has been made.
and great happiness for all the
is the wish for all our friends and 'patrons.
ohn W. Grabill,
PASSED AWAY THIS IIOENING
From Satunl ay's Daily.
Thomas T. Wilkinson, who has re
sided in this city for forty years, and
who was "one of the most esteemed
citizens of this place, was called to
the Great Beyond this morning at
eleven o'clock. Mr. Wilkinson was
born in England and was over eigh
ty years of age, he having been in
America for more than sixty years.
He was an employee of the Burling
ton shops for a number of years, but
during the past three or four years
has been so he was kept to his home
He has been a patient sufferer, and
has been cared for in a most beauti
ful manner by his wife. No arrange
ment as yet has been completed for
the holding of the funeral. A more
extended notice of his life and death
will appear in a later issue.
WINS SUPPORT IN
OrESSA LEAGUES WITH KALE-
DINES EED GUARDS LOSE
800 MEET IN BATTLE
t ".. .'.l
And are Ejected from Positions
Bolsheviki Chiefs Flee on War
Ships Chaos Reigns.
London, Dec. 21. The Rada, the
governing body of the Ukraine, ap
parently is maintaining its deter
mined stand as to the Bolsheviki
government. It is reported that it
has converted its sympathies with
the movement of General Kaledines,
the Cossack leader, into a definite
Beds Threaten Ukraine.
Advices received from Russia are
to the effect that the Bolsheviki
commissioners after receiving the
Rada's rejection of the Bolsheviki
ultimatum, sent another one, giving
the Ukraine a further 48 hours in
hich to reconsider its refusal to
acquiesce in the demands of the Bol
It is said that a great quantity of
valuable property has been taken
from houses of the rich in Petrograd
by the mobs that have been search
ing for liquor. Among the buildings
sacked is the palace of Grand
Duchess Marie Pavlovna, idow of
Grand Duke Vladiniar. Special dis
patches say that the plundered peo
ple are absolutely without redress.
Another report here says that
Odessa now has definitely gone over
to the side of the Ukraine. Details
of the capture of Rostov-On-Don,
printed in Petrograd show there were
six uays or lighting oeiore tne cos
sacks entered the town last Saturday.
The Red Guards lost S00 men killed
and 1,000 wounded in the fighting.
The Cossacks gave short shrift to the
Red Guards whom they hate. The
Bolsheviki chiefs Sed from the town
en board warships. The cruiser,
Kolchida, grounded in the river and!
was discovered by the Cossack ar
Reds Fire Town
There has been no important fight
ing at Xakhitchevan, province of the
Don, where the Bolsheviki troops
have fraternized with the Cossacks.
A clash has occurrnl between the
Bolsheviki and Ukrainians at Bol
gard, Bessarabia. The town is on
The Terek and Kuban Cossacks
are reported to be experiencing trou
ble in their own territories, the hill
tribes of the northern Caucasus hav
ing risen. It is also said that some
of the Cossacks in the Don territory
are dissatisfied with their leaders
and are being won over by the prop
aganda of the extremists.
Combatting reports in circulation
that the Bolshviki commissioners
have refused to convene the const itu
eiit assembly. Moses Uritzky, com
missioner for elections to the assem
bly has issued a manifesto in which
he gives assurances that the assem
bly will be summoned as soon as the
4 00 deputies have registered them
selves at his bureau.
Extra New Year's Attraction!
MATINEE AND NIGHT
JUb li &
R. M. HARVEY, Presents
Supported by an All-Star Cast of Singers, Dancers, Musicians and Comedians
Featuring The Creole Beauty Chorus
8 REAL VAUDEVILLE ACTS-8
Grand Street Parade at Noon. Concert in front of theatre at 1:30 and 7:30
p. m. Ladies and Children Bargain Holiday Matinee at 2:30. Prices: Children,
25 cents; Adults 35 cents. Evening prices: 35, 50 and 75 cents.
23 A DOLLAR SHOW AT ABOVE PRICES! fASS
Come and See Your Last Show of 1917 and Have a Hearty Good Laugh
mesne o rmq
MAY YET FAIL
PETRCGHAD IISPATCH STATES
GEEMAES REFUSED TEE
UTILE HEWS GIVEN OUT YET
FRENCH CONSULT NEEDS OF U. S.
I'aris, Dec. 21. Captain Andre
Tardieu and M. Ganr.e, of t'ae nev,
American department which has been
formed to assist in meeting the re
quirements of the American expedi
tionary force, today visited the
American headquarters. They talked
-with General Pershing, witnessed
the workings of the American sn-
eral staff and obtained information
in regard to the needs of the Ameri
can forces in France. Arrangements
were made to fill these needs with
Captain Tardieu has nearly' com
pleted his work in France in con
nection with his oCice as high com
missioner to the United States and
is arranging to return to America.
It was his suggestion to Premier Cle
menceau which led to the formation
of the bureau for centralizing Amer
ican business transactions with the
French Ambassador Was Told Eei
lin Would Have to Accept "No
stag parties, with whom he had a
confidential discussion on the situa
tion caused by the opening of peace
negotiations with Russia. The chan
cellor announced, according to a
Berlin official dispatch, that the em
peror had authorized him to con
clude peace and he had charged
Foreign Secretary von Kuohlmann
to conduct the negotiations. The
government's plans for future ne
gotiations were reviewed by the
chancellor and all the dispatches are
said to have approved the guiding
lines laid down.
According to the newspapers, the
Independent Socialists were repre
sented at the meeting by Deputy
Harse. This is the first time since
'the foundation of the party that it
j has had direct intercourse with the
' German government.
U. S. AWAITS OFFICIAL OFFER
"Washington. Dec. 21'. Secretary
Lansing said today that no ollicial
information has as yet been received
of the terms of Germany's expected
"Christmas peace" offer by the State
department, and that the attitude of
the United States toward a peace ne
gotiation was unchanged.
What purports to be an outline of
the peace terms was received as ear
ly as yesterday and given general
I publicity over the country. This out
line came through neutral channels
end was not official. The attitude of
tho United States on peace accordo
with that of the co-belligerents
reparation and restoration by Germany.
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London, Dec. 21. An Exchange
Telegraph dispatch from Petrograd J
asserted it was unofficially reported
that the Germans had refused the
Russian neace terms and that the
Bolsheviki delegation had been re-!
called to Petrograd. j
Little news regarding the peace
negotiations has reached Loudon, j
Foreign Minister Trotzky is taid to;
have told M. Noulens, the French '
ambassador, that if Germany rejects I
a peace without annexations and in- J
demnities it will end the negotia-
tions. It is noteworthy now that :
in the Petrograd dispatches every .
government act is attributed to
German Delegates Cheered.
Dr. Richard von Kuehlmann, the j
German foreign secretary, with oth
er important officials, left Berlin
yesterday for Brest-Litovsk amid
scenes of enthusiasm, the crowd
singing the national anthem and
rissing shouts of "Bring us a strong
It is said that the peace negotia
tions will be under the presidency of
Ibrahim Ilakki Pasha, the Turkish
ambassador to Berlin and dean ofj)'
the Berlin diplomatic corps. The
Bulgarian delegates include Minis
ter of Justice Popofr and M. Kosseff,
chief of the foreign office.
Germans Active in'Petrojrrad.
While the peace. delegates are as
sembling, the activity at Petrograd
of a number of German and Austrian
officers apparently is causing heart
burnings. Circulars have been spread
alleging that the council of soldiers'
and workmen's delegates is in ne
gotiations ith the officers. The Prav
da, the Bolsheviki organ, prints an
unqualified denial and makes a
counter charge against the Consti
tutional Democrats, claiming that
they are trying to undermine Trot
zky and Lenine.
The Pravda further appeals to the
workmen to defeat the attempt of
the Constitutional Democrats to
place llussia under the control of
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Amsterdam, Dec. 21. A German
government bureau for "studying
questions relating to peace" has been
opened in Berlin. Dr. Karl Helffer
ich, former vice-chancellor, is at the
head of the bureau with Privy Coun
selor Albert, the former commission
er to" the Panama-Pacific Exposition,
as his assistant.
Hertling Confers with Reichstag:.
Count von Hertling, the imperial
German chancellor, yesterday receiv
ed representatives of all the Reich-
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