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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
HAND SEEN !N
MANY BELIEVE ESSEN DISASTER
DUE TO PROPAGANDA OF
GUM WORKS BURN 24 HOURS
Dutch Workmen Ordered to Return
From Plant to
London, Dec 23. A dispatch to
the Exchange Telegraph company
Irora Amsterdam quotes the Echo
Helge as follows:
"The Krupp plant in Essen is afire.
Dutch workmen have been ordered
to return to Holland."
Amsterdam, Dec. 22. "Krupps in
flames," was the sensational news
brought here today by workmen
from Essen, the home of German's
and the world's biggest munitions
plant some thirty-five miles from the
Dutch frontier. They asserted the
famous gun works had been burn
ing for twenty-four hours.
The story told by these workmen
was somewhat modified by dispatch
es from the frontier later in the
day. These said the damage was
confined to the-electric power sta
tion where an explosion occurred
due to a short circuit. The building
iwas seriously damaged.
Military circles were quick to
realize what a large scale disaster at
the Krupp plant would mean. To
the allies it would be worth a dozen
army corps since it would seriously
cripple, it not wholly paralyze the
kaiser's military machine.
Reds May Have Caused Blast.
The throwing out of jobs of 100.
000 men and women working in day
and night shifts in the Essen works
would be only an incidental feature
of a catastrophe resulting in the de
struction of Krupps plant the Ger
man town. Upon that plant the
German army depends for easily
two-thirds of its guns and ammuni
tion. One well Informed authority here
ventured the theory tonight that the
reported disaster nay represent the
first fruits of the Dolsheviki agita
tion for a German uprising to over
throw the kaiser's government.
It was pointed out by this in
formant that one cf the main fac
tors that crippled the Russian war
machine, as far back as two years
ago, when the czar was still in pow
er, was an unending series of mys
terious munitions plants explosions,
some of which cost thousands of
Always Preceded Drive.
These blasts invariably preceded a
big Russian drive and had disastrous
'.consequences when in the full swing
o fsuch a drive as Bruilsoff Galician
offensive ammunitions stores sudden
ly gave out. While these disasters
v were generally attributed in Russia
and abroad to the working of Ger
man spies, there were many who
When You Finally Decide the Old Suit is Worn Out!
Did you buy a Clothcraft Suit or Overcoat last fall? Then you know by this time
the truth of our assertion that Clothcraft is long wearing and packed with satisfac
tion. When you finally decide your old suit is past further usefulness you'll be in for
another of the same kind.
But why wait? Wouldn't it be better to get another now before farther
advance in price. We are telling it to you straight GOOD clothes are
going to be higher much higher, and that is not far distant. Get busy!
suspected the Eolsheviki . agents of
having a hand in them.
The "Reds" have often openly de
clared that they will stop at no act
of violence to accomplish the social
revolution they seek to bring about.
Since the peace parleys with Ger
many, Trotzky has more than once
declared that the overthrow of the
present governments in all coun
tries is the Bolsheviki's aims.
The recent establishment of mail
communition has given the Russian
radicals an opportunity to spread
their propaganda over and behind
the German lines.
BUILDS HOUSE IN SHORT TIME.
From W'pilnesd.iy's Daily.
Some time since, a fire destroyed
the house on one of the farms be
longing to Joseph E. Wiles, about
ten mile3 west of Plattsmouth. This
farm had been sold a few days bel
fore, and when the house was burn
ed, the purchaser who had paid one
thousand dollars for it was not
financially able to take the farm,
build a house and go on with the
farming. Mr. Wiles therefore gave
him his money back and immediately
began the erecting of a new house.
While only commencing the house
about four weeks since, with T. J.
Is.ier as the contractor, the house is
completed and the plastering finish
ed, painted inside, and now occu
pied, showing that when one goes af
ter a proposition it can be done even
if labor is scarce, and material high
in price. The man who is working
for Mr. Wiles on the farm is enjoy
ing a new house to live in for a
ELECT DELEGATE TO
From "Wednesday's Daily.
At the last meeting of the Platts
mouth Volunteer Fire Department,
delegates for the State Volunteer
Fire Association, which is to be
held at Fremont on the 15, 16 and
17 of January were selected. The
choice fell upon Emil Stanek, and
the chief of the fire department. Dr.
Oscar Sandin. They will represent
the Plattsmouth Fire department at
the meet, and will endeavor to take
to that association through which
will assist the different cities of the
state in their fighting the fire fiend.
They will expect to bring back from
there ideas which will increase the
efficiency of the department here in
coping with the fires w-hich may
happen here. The department here
are ever alert to find somthing new
in the way of better caring for the
property of the citiezcns, the welfare
of which is entrusted in their care.
SHIPS TO SOUTH OMAHA
From Wednesday's Daily.
Last evening, Will Wehrbein, of
near Murray, shipped a car of stock
to the South Omaha market, and
this morning went up to see about
the sale of the cattle. He was accom
panied by a neighbor boy, Raymond
Creamer, who with Mr. Wehrbein
will visit the great market for this
western country. Mr. Wehrbein has
some very nice cattle on today's mar
Good young work team for sale
reasonable. 7 years old, weight
2400 lbs. Inquire of Ira Bates,
Cedar Creek. 12-19-4twkly
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Klyver were
in Lincoln Saturday.
John Foreman spent Christmas at
the Dye home in Lincoln.
Born, December 25, 1917, to Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Ayres a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bucknell re
turned to their home at Sterling
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Shaffer were
Sunday guests at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. C. M. Jordan.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Stroemer and
Miss Marie Stroemer spent Xmas
with the home folks.
P. J. Lirich came in Sunday from
his farm near Beuna. Vista, Colorado,
to spend Christmas with his family.
Charles Stout and sisters, the
Misses Mable and Elsie and John
Hopkins motored to Lincoln Thurs
day. Mother Rosenow and sons desire
to thank the K. of P. lodge No. 124
at Alvo for the beautiful flowers sent
by them. ,
Mrs. S. Waldschlager and son of
Hannibal, Mo., came in Monday to
spend the holidays with her uncle
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Upte
grove. Mr. Hull of Ruskin, who has been
visiting his daughter, Mrs. L. Lawit
sen and family left Wednesday for
Bedford, Pennsylvania, for a visit
Win. V. Wiggs of Camp Funston
visited at the Thos. Stout home from
Saturday until Tuesday evening. He
and his brother Robert autoed to
Albert Foreman and his brother,
George, autoed down from Valpar
aiso Christmas and ate dinner with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
The week's Red Cross membership
campaign which closed on Christmas
eve enlisted -135 new members in the
local Chapter, making a total mem
bership now of 347.
L. H. Mickle went to Weeping
Water Christmas morning to spend
the day with his family, who have
been visiting Mrs. Mickle's mother.
Mrs. Elizabeth Doty and family since
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Boyles enter
tained at dinner Christmas, Mr. and
Mrs. S. C. Boyles and daughter, Miss
Flo Boyles, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Keef
r and family, Miss Clara Prouty
A Christmas entertainment was
given in the school house Christmas
eve. A short program was rendered
which was very good. A collection
of about $35.00 was taken up for
the Armenian and Syrian Relief.
Dan McCurdy went to Havelock
Tuesday evening to do a little light
inside carpenter work. He received
fi letter from his son, Morgan, who
has reached France safely, and is
well. He is with an Aero Squadron.
Miss Bessie Prouty and Mr. Har
len Wolfe were quietly married in
Lincoln December 25th, 1917, going
to Omaha for a brief visit with rel
atives. Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe will
make their home on their farm out
north of town.
Christmas guests at the C. C.
Bucknell home were Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. Bucknell from Sterling, Paul
Frohlick of Hastings, who left that
evening for home, Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Bucknell spent the evening
with the home folks."
Another wedding took place in
Lincoln on Christmas day, in which
the principals were Miss Hazel Fore-
if hi J
man, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
J Foreman, formerly of this place and
Mr. Dale Mick, of Havelock.
Christmas guests at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. . A. H. Klyver were
Grandpa Klyver, Mr. and Mrs. El
mer Klyver, Thos. Stout and family
and Robert Wiggs and brother, Win
W. Wiggs, of Camp Funston, Kans.
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Keefer had a
Christmas tree Christmas eve, those
in attendance being Mr. and Mrs. S.
C. Boyles and daughter, Miss Flo
Boyles, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Boyles and
Mrs. Clara Prouty and children. The
out-of-town guest was Ray Cole, of
Mrs. Belle Bennett gave a Christ
mas dinner to the following guests:
Mr. and Mrs. Samp Allen of Eagle,
Mr. and Mrs. John Murtey, Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Cashmer, Mrs. George
Foreman, Jr., and daughter, Pearl,
of Valparaiso, Miss Vera Prouty and
The Woman's Reading club met
last Thursday at the home of Mrs.
'Alfred Stroemer.. A Red Cross pro
gram was given with Miss Flo Boyles
as leader. Instead of their annual
Christmas tree each member con
tributed money for Red Cross pur
poses, the amount collected being
A Christmas family re-union was
held at the home of Mrs. Wesley
Bird, those in attendance being: Mr.
and Mrs. Elmer Dilman, of Kans.,
Walter Hardnock and family, A. J.
Bird and family, -Wm. Kitzel and
family, A. J. Friend and wife, Joe
Bird and wife, Ed. Taylor and fam
ily, Warren Bird and Roscoe Bird.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hardnock en
tertained at dinner Christmas day.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller and
daughter. Miss Leah and son, Lyal,
Mr. and Mrs. John Wood and child
ren, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hardnock and
children. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kear
and children, of Grant, Nebr., and
Mr. Hardnock's nephews, Arthur and
Orville - De Vore, of Fort Morgan,
Sunday morning, word was receiv
ed from Elmwood by Chas. F. Rose
now that his father Franz Rosenow
had passed away at 1:20 o'clock that
morning. Mr. Rosenow had been
ailing for some months but was only
bedfast about three weeks. He was
nearly 74 years of age and had been
a resident of that vicinity for 37
years. Funeral services were held
at Elmwood Tuesday afternoon at 2
o'clock and burial was made in the
Elmwood cemetery." He leaves a wife
and nine sons," Wm. F., Elmwood,
Karl F., Alvo, Herman F., of How
ard, Kansas, Ferd F., of Clay Center,
Kans., Frank, of ' Murdock; August
O., Elmwood, Edward, of Elmwood,
Daniel of Omaha, Emil, of Elmwood.
all of whom were with him before
death came. Also 17 grandchildren
and one great grand child. The be
reaved family have the sincere sym
pathy of their many friends.
"WILL QUIT WORK."
From 'Wednesday's Dally.
Here's a Missouri Sale bill gotten
up by a Missouri printer suffering
from the effects of a night out with
the boys. It couldn't now happen
in Nebraska. The bill announcing
the sale includes the following list:
Twenty-five good cows, broke to
work. 41 head of cultivators, com
ing in soon. . 10 head of shoveling
boars, with scoops by side. 8 piano
mares. 120 rods of canvas belting
better than new. De Laval cow with
ice cream attachment, McCormick
binder, in foal. Poland China bob
sled, due to farrow in April. 14
head of chickens, with grass seed at
tachment in good working order. 2
J. I. C. riding heifers good as new.
spraying outfit, can be ridden or
driven by children. 15 billy goats,
70 bushels capacity, with spraying
nozel and other attachments. Many
other articles too numerous to men
tion, which I expect to get at night
between now and date of sale.
TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AT OMAHA.
From "Wednesday's Dally.
J. M. Sailors of Ashland, who has
been operated upon for appendicitis
two times before, was taken to Oma
ha yesterday morning from his home
at Ashland, and sent to the St
Joseph hospital, for another opera
tion. When he arrived in the hos
pital it was thought better to not
have the operation until today. There
Mrs. Sailors who accompanied her
husband to the hospital came down
to Plattsmouth to stay over night
at the home of her father Mr. Joseph
Schiessel living west of this city.
Mrs. Sailor departed this morning
for Omaha to be present at the time
of the operation.
James Stander. 'of Louisville was
a visitor in Plattsmouth this after
noon, looking after some business in
the city and at the court house. '
Wm. Richards, from South Bend,
who is one of the road overseers of
that portion of the county, was in
some business -at the-pourt- house. -
Best quality standard makes of overalls will advance to $2.50 a pair January
1st, 1918. There is no relief in sight. Manufacturers tell us that they will go to
$3.00 per pair before they are cheaper. You men who live in overalls from Mon
day morning till Saturday night in order to keep the wheels of industry going, de
serve all the help we can give, and as a final boost for the biggest year in our his
tory, we are going to furnish you with a good fast color, full cut, blue bib overall,
at $1.50. No matter whether we make or lose money come and get them at $1.50
while you can. All we ask is that you do not ask us to charge them at this price.
Tell your friends they will thank both you and us.
Beginning January 1st we close at 6 P. M.
GO TO OMAHA TODAY.
From Wednesday's Daily.
Fred Ohm. who while endeavoring
to break a bolt out of a timber, had
the misfortune to have the piece fly
up and strike him in the eye causing
an injury which compelled him to
go to Omaha this afternoon for
treatment. He will go to some hos
pital and will be under the care and
supervision of Dr. Gifford. Ed. Ohm
and wife of Sioux City, Iowa, who
have been in the city for the past
few- days visiting with the parents,
went with the father and will go
back to their home from Omaha.
MARRIED THIS MORNING.
From Wednesday's Daily.
This morning at 7:00 o'clock at
St. -iohn's Catholic Church, as
solemnized the marriage of Mi as T-u-TJlrieli.
of this city, to Mr. II. J. Lome.
cf Al-SOT.a, Wisconsin.
The young couple were attended by
Miss Josephine Illrich, sister of the
bride and Mr. Jack Steinhagen, of
Minneapolis, Minn., friend of the
The bride is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Ulrich, and has lived
in this. community for many years.
She is a highly educated and accom
plished young lady, who is admired
by all who know her.
The groom has chosen as his pro
fession, heating and ventilating
engineering, and is connected with
the Twentieth Century Furnace Co.,
of Akron, Ohio. He is the son of a
well known Wisconsin plumbing and
The bride was charmingly gown
ed in a gray broadcloth traveling
suit, with large picture hat to match.
and carried a shower bouquet of
bride's roses and lilies-of-the-valley.
The bridesmaid wore black velvet.
A delightful three course wedding
breakfast was served at the home,
immediately after the ceremony. The
table decorations were of smilax. and
a lovely bowl of narissus and white
Assisting at the breakfast wa3
Miss Florence Balser.
The wedding, is the culmination
of a charming romance, which began
this summer, while the bride was
visiting her sister, who was then at
Mr. and Mrs. Long departed this
afternoon on their honeymoon, to
be spent at the home of the groom's
parents at Algona, Wis., and will be
at home in Ida Grove,, Iowa, after
January 15, 1918.
E. B. Perry and family were guests
at Christmas dinner yesterday of
Albert Funk, who lives just across
the Burlington , bridge. They drove
to the river with the Ford, and as
they could not "Ford" they went the
remander of the way on foot.
Hives, eczema, itch or salt rheum
sets you crazy. Can't bear the touch
of your clothing. Doan's Ointment
is fine for skin itching. All druggists
sell it. 60c a box.
Permanent Finishes of Artis
- tic Value.
Painter and Decorator.
MURDOCK, NEBR. .
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ON ACTIVE SERVICE WITH
From Wednesday's Daily.
American Expeditionary Force In
England, Dec. 3. 1917.
Dear Father and Mother:
Willie I can and have time I will
write a few lines. We are in Eng
land now, but I do not know how
long we will be here, not long. This
is some pretty fine country here, but
I do not like it like I do the good old
Well dear Mother and Father I will
tell you a little about our trip on
the ocean.. We were on the ship IS
days and I seen Ireland and Scot
land and believe me Ireland is a
pretty country, the grass still green
and they have gardens yet-. One of
the ships was hit by a submarine,
but not dangerously hurt, but it was
pulled into the harbor.
We can hear some of the big guns
from here. They have funny trains
here, engines like the "Goat" at the
Burling-ton shops. Well 'how is
Plattsmouth and everybody. Tell
Ellen and Frank I am feeling fine ex
cept a bad cold. Well, mother, I
hope you have a. Merry Christmas.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year, in case I don't get
to write again before then.
I will close with oceans of love,
and best wishes to all,, from your
Earle Murray fains in wishing a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New
Private EDWARD RIPPLE,
Co. I, lGSth U. S. Infantry,.
S4th Infantry Brigade,
A. E. F. N. Y.
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.
Simon Clark and wife returned
this morning from Cedar Creek, at
which place they have been visit
ing at the home of their daughter,
Mrs. Robert Stivers, "over the Christ
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
We like to feel that in a way
our customers are our partners
that our success is
but the reflection of theirs
So on the eve
, of the coming year we extend to you
our hearty good wishes with the sincere hope
that nineteen eighteen will bring you
greater prosperity and happiness
than ever before
A HEW YEAR'S SUGGESTION
Stomach disturbances are baa
troubles. They spoil a good deal of
the year to those who are not great
ly interested in their health, as they
should be. Begin at the very seat
of the trouble ar.d keep your bowtls
open throughout the year by the h
open throughout the year by the
help of Triner's American Elixir of
Bitter Wine! You will not stand in
fear of indigestion, constipation, a
l?ck of appetite, headaches, nervous
ness, general weakness, etc. But re
fuse cheap imitatoins and insist up
on Triner's American Elixir of Bit
ter Wine. Price $1.10. At drug
stores. And remember that your
family medicine chest must always
contain Triner's Liniment for rheu
matism, neuralgia, lumbago, sprains,
sj rains, swelling?, etc. (price 3" and
Gfc at drug stores, by mail 45 and
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New Year's Night,
JANUARY 1, 1918
. with plenty of PEP!
Follow the Crowd!
F. D. CLYMER, Manager
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