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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 7. 1918.
BOY, WRITES HOME
SENDS LETTER TO P. M. AT CHE
HALIS. WASHINGTON SAYS
ALL WELL IN FRANCE
Extends Thanks for Tobacco Eoys
Anxious to Get to the Trent
and Kelp Whip Enemy
written -s:i., Advocate, published
i.-, i he follow ing letter
f'o:, "somewhere in France" to Post-masu-r
K. Mc-Broom of f'hehalis, by
Corp. C. E. Neville, .the letter being
Iit'-cl Uecomher !;th and containing'
t ht following:
"Dear Sir an J Friend: In the last
r.!a;i i"rm home I received u package
(f tobacco from yd-,. It was in goed
shape and showed no signs of the
"I immediately diviJetl it equally
anumg the boys from Chehalis. la
their behalf I wish to thank you and
all those who contributed to the sum.
We s-ire appreciate your kindness. I
suiDP.se our friends at home read all
is ( f
itories in the papers about
ti e boy-; in France. I guess some of
t-.eM i:av t;en sonic fighting, hut
;!. lSrh i.s still in safe territory
an i expects to be the re-t of the
v inter. .
"We re working every day, get
ting ready for the big charge. ?.
i'.uht. if I could describe to you jnt
v at st.-'i- Freie has taken over
hero you would le more confident of!
victory. hen everything 13 in
leadiness and the big show is on.
the lSth exnoets to be cuJlfd to the
front and when that order is given
out 1 will er.ture to sjy that Ii'will
be cheered hv everv man in the
We don't want to go back
home and say
that v.e served in the
in historv and never
a shM fired.
"Many of the boys have applied
r transfer to other branches, but
ere turned down.
"What little I have seen
can not say that I would
of i ranee
like it as
a home. We v.ill have to
the war being the cause
e-runtri'-s being in the
ih'-v are in at ih present
i: is p'ain to pfe
that even before
the war, they were
tar behind tue
F. s. in anything
you might nen-
"We receive the Advocate regu
larly and it is sure a welcome visi
tor with it l- news from heme.
"On Thanksgiving v.e were treat
ed with a fine turkey dinner and will
rc'ive the .same on Christmas. Judg
ing from the many packaces that are
: rriving already, we will no doubi
e!:jov a merry Christinas.
"The forces in France have every
ri'-l-t to be proud of their folks at
home for the way they backed the
second Liberty loan, the Red Cross
and by sending us tobacco, which
kept u from having to pay exorbi
tant "prices to the French and the
Y. M. C. A. Th latter has supplied
u-? with very little of the American
brand so far. The weather in this
-.ection of France is about the same
as v.e have in Western Washington.
Just at the present it is raining and
not very cold. I'p to last night we
hud a week of fine weather with
heavy frosts each night.
"The boys, namely, E. K. Wilson,
Walter Brunswig, Thorald Orr, Joe
Smith. George Flood. Howard Rus
sell and Dan Johnston and myself,
all thank you once again for your
hind remembrance and wish you and
all our friends a happy New Year.
CORF. C. E. NEVILLE.
) Co.. ISth Eng. Ry A. E. F., U. S.
A., F. O. No. 705; via New York City
Corporal Nevilie. as mentioned in
the above article, is the son of V.'m.
Neville, formerly of this city, and
was horn and raised here, he being a
cousin of Frank and Joseph McCar
thy of this place. He will be re
membered as a boy when the family
removed from this , place. The Ne
villes now make their home at Che
halis. Washington, at which place
the paper from which this article is
taken, was published.
Flairs at the Journal OiTice.
STOPS TO VISIT GRANDMOTHER.
From Wednesday'. lai'y.
Herold Hager, of Lincoln, but who
Las been at the Great Lakes training
near Chicago, arrived in the
evening on his way home
for a short furlough, and visited over
night with his grandmother Mrs.
V.'m. Herold, and his aunt Mrs. A. L.
Tidd. departing this morning for his
home at Lincoln, where he will visit
with his parents Frank llager and
wife for some time before returning
to the east. When he returns to the
east he will not return to the Great
Lakes training station, but will go
to Harvard for the finishing of his
SEED CORN SITUATION BAD.
Fr-.m Tuesday's l!ty.
A representative of the Seeds
Stock Committee of the State Coun
cil of Defense stopped over in the
city today. He is seeing the far
mers of Otoe and Cass counties re
garding their seed corn and spring
Tests of the 1917 crop of corn
made by the State Farm and many
farmers individually have been sur
prisingly low which emphasizes the
seriousness of the situation and the
importance of procuring old corn for
seed where it is possible to do so and
it is the purpose of the Farm, to
render farmers all assistance possible
in the distribution of what old corn
there is and handling any surplus if
any for shipment.
The embargo and price limit plac
ed cn seed corn some time ago by the
State Council of Defense was for the
protection cf Nebraska farmers. It
is uncertain how long this embargo
can be maintained. When it is lifted
seed corn is going to more than dou
ble? in price on account of the scar
city and demand for it in neighbor
ing stares end the premium they are
offering for it. It is essential of
course Nebraska farmers be taken
care j f first and without delay.
. At the same time effort is being
made to induce farmers ".o put in less
corn and more spring wheat. There
is a guaranteed price for wheat,
which makes it remunerative a? well
as an international necessity and it
is impossible to have an over sup
ply. It is hoped the committees of Cass
County v.ill be able to take care of
themselves with seed but any farmer
wanting assistance to procure their
seed or those having a surplus above
what-is-needed in their own com-
munity should write the State Farm
at once. Simples will be tested free
if sent to the State Farm.
ACT QUICK! The time is short.
MARRIED BY THE JUDGE
rrom Tt ur.xi lay's ail
Last evening Sam
G. Smith and
Tics 'i , 1 n n Coliholf tUa f- !
- 1 -' . i n vi. vit uuai ui, i im iui lliri '
- ..... t ... ul.x(H.g addreSg
umana appeared betor his Honor
juuise .-v. j. lieeson ana asnea mat ne
give permission for them to marrj-,
and then was asked to perform the
ceremony, which he did.
The newly married couple will
make their home in this city and
have a home already prepared on
North Sixth street.
BIRTHDAYS IN LENT.
From Wednesday's Taily.
Not by any preconceived ideas of
their own, but just happening in the
regular order of occurances, some
birthdays fall within the Lenten
season, such was the case just re
cently, one of the good ladies of one
of the churches of this city had a
birthday, which she had nothing to
say as to the date it was to occur. A
friend of this lady asked her if she
was going to be away from home for
the afternoon, when it was known
that she was not. her friends began
dropping in until an even dozen of
them had arrived, and they present
ed her with a beautiful silk flag,
which was mounted upon a pedestal.
This present was appreciated very
much. The ladies calling did not
forget to bring with them an abund
ance cf eats, and which notwith
standing the lenten season, they
could not allow to spoil, and in line
with the conservation of the food
program, was not allowed to. go to
SECOND HAND CARS TOR SALE.
I have a few used cars for sale at
reasonable prices, aftd also a barrel
of Red Seal Batteries.
t'3-tf PROPST GARAGE.
Pllir I hOT fir TUT
UIVL LAOI ur IHL
DRAFTED BOYS A
COMMERCIAL CLUB TENDERED
SELECTED MEN BANQUET
AT WAGNER CAFE
Boys Departed on the Midnight Mis
souri Pacific Train for Camp
Fr.-m Wednesday's I:ii'y.
Last evening the members of the
Commercial club gave the selected
men who were to depart at midnight
over the Missouri Pacific for Camp
Funston, a farewell supper at the
Wagner cafe, at which a number of
citizens were also present, as well
as some from out of town.
The meeting was presided over by
Will A. Robertson, as toastmaster,
while toasts were responded to by a
number of citizens, the first to speak
being Hon. R. B. Windham, who
spoke of other times, and gave ad
vice to the young men, such as that
a father would give to sons. In this,
he was particularly able, as he him
self ha; two sons in the service, one
(in tne middle ot the Pacitic, while
the other is on the Atlantic. Fol
lowing Mr. Windham's talk, cam?
Rev. McCluskey. who spoke of the
causes of the war and things which
led up to. it, and the sacrifice which
we are having to make for the cauje.
and the things which we will have
to continue to do. His address, like
that of Mr. Windham, was well re
ceived. C. E. Tefi't. of Weeping
Water hen addressed the boys. and.
taking as his theme the matter of
soldier and sailor insurance, he told
the young men of how their parents
had provided fpt thrnthrijughciit
the years of their maturity and that
when they arrived at camp their
first thought should be of taking out
insurance, in favor of their mothers,
and that they should always thick
of her. for she was bearing her bur
den of war. The address was well
received and the advice was good
Then followed the last speaker.
Mr. E. II. Wescott, who addressed
the gathering with the enthusiasm
of a true orator. He spoke of the
righteousness of the cause in which
this country is engaged, telling the
ml.tiers thev were not eroin
with royalty as a kingly garmen:.
but that their young manhood was
the armour which they would .wear,
and wear with dignity. Like David
of old, he said, they could not adopt
the armour plate of some king or
despot but must wear that of the
free American which they are.
was also well received.
id at the close the b()ys wefe ,
the best of spirits for the journey
ahead of them.
C. D. Quinton presented the boys
with a box of cigars," and they re
paired to the Elks club rooms, there
to await the time of departure of
the midnight Missouri Pacific train,
which was to take them to their
The boys to go at this time were
Will Andrews. Fred II. Huff,' Aden
Jones, Win. H. Schildmeyer, Walter
W. Olson. Harry Saddoris. Caleb T.
Noell. Guy E. Rung, Fred R. E. Dur
ham, Earl W. Floniger, Nicholas
Limpach and Harry Duniont.
A striking coincidence is reflect
ed in the case of Nicholas Limpach,
who just four years ago last even
ing leftt Luxemburg for this coun
try and ceased to longer be a sub
ject of the German kaiser. Now, ex
actly four years later, he is going
forth to fight the same despotic rul
er whom he sought to get away
from on the other occasion. . Such
patriotism as his is commendable,
and we are sure he will make a
good .soldier in the cause of Lib
erty and Freedom.
SOME MORE HIGH PRICED
CASS COUNTY LAND
From Tuesday's Daily.
The Daily Report shows a number
of transactions in. Nebraska real
estate, which have been negotiated
at a good figure. The lands in this
(county is appreciating all the time
and will continue toIo so as long
as it produces the crops which It is
doing at this time.
- The matter of the
prices of land, is to continue not
alcne here but in every place where
the land will raise something for
people to live on. The war has
tc tight the value of the land, and
of the good sense in having some
The following are some of the ex
changes made recently:
Adam Meisinger rold to A. 1
Meiskiger eighty acres at $10,000,
H Jsie D. L'arnes sold to W. II. Young
eighty acres for $14,000. Charles E
naynie sold to ieter j. uirdsall an
eighty acres for $9,403. R. L.
Sprecht sold an eighty to Ella 15
McKay for sixteen thousand dollars
being $200.00 per acre. li. J. Mil
ler sold an eighty to Peter Nichols
for twelve thousand dollars. E. F.
Marshal has just sold to L. E. Ehlers
a quarter section of one hundred and
sixty acres for S3S.400. I. W. To
land has sold one hundred twenty
acres to N. P. Peterson for eighteen
thousand dollars and also so;d to
E. A. Weideman an eighty for $12.
000. Fred Stock, of near Murdoch,
has sold a quarter or t we) eighties
to Charles Heartel for ? 30.400.
ENLISTED IN AVIATION
From Wednesday's ITJ1.-. .
Robert Walling went to Omaha
this morning with the avowed ir-
of the U. S. service, desiring more
particularly to cn! :-r the Marine
Corps, but finding e-niistments oif
in that branch jusr"at present, he
found hie way into the aro depart
ment and passed physical tests in
such manner that he was accepted
in the aviation department. lie will
be here until the last ef the week,
when lie will be sent to th? a::.:v
post at l.-rt "Logan. Ci.loraJo. to g-
into training at ence.
Robert is a clean-cut young man,
who will without dvubt make emi
nently good in. his jrvice of Unc'e
Sum in the branch nich he has
been assigned. He was too young 1c
be included in the registration and
i;e was not in line for elraft call at
all. but in his breast, as in those of
thousands of other red-bkoded young
men of America there swelled throbs
ejf patriotic ferver and he lias an
swer to the sommons they instilleel
in his mind.
As the time comes for emr airmen
to "go across" we should be glad to
hear of Roberi dropping a bomb on
the imperial palace in Berlin, and
he'll be there if it can be "did."
IN COUNTY COURT TODAY.
From Wednesday's lai!y.
The matter of the estate of Fred
Lenz. deceased, formerly living near
Elmv.'ood was up for final hearing in
the county court today, and C. S.
Aldrich, the attorney for the estate
was in the city with a number of
those intersted in the estate were
present at the hearing.
The final hearing in the matter of
the estate of the late Susan Ever
hart of Weeping Water, was had to
day, the estate settled and the execu
trix Josepaine Graham dismissed. C.
E. Tefft was the attorney for estate.
There were present a number from
Weeping Water at the settlement of
the estate. The estate aggregated
something over ten thousand dol
lars. FARMERS, TAKE NOTICE
The first week in March a nation
wide effort will be made to repair
farm machinery as the supply of
new machinery is limiteel. Let us
repair all we can. Get name and
syle of machine and number of re
pair and let us help you. Come in
anel see us.
. D. B. EBERSOLE.
Plans mouth, Nebr.
It Sure Does the Work
Mrs. W. II. Thorton, 3523 W. 10th
St.. Little Rock. Ark., writes: "My
little boy had a severe attack of
croup and I honestly believe he
would have died if it had not been
for Foley's Honey and Tar. I would
not bu without it at any price, as it
sure does the work." Best remedy
known for coughs, colds, whooping
cough. Sold everywhere.
Bilious? Feel heavy after dinner?
Bitter taste? Complexion sallow?
Liver perhaps needs waking up.
Dean's Regulets fcr bilious attacks.
30c at all stores.
EAST OF MEUSE
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROLI TEE
WAR DEPARTMENT SAYS
Suffer Big Less as Result of Attack
Made Quickly and Unexpected
ly by the Frenchmen.
Paris, Monday, March 4. The full
text of the official statement issued
by the war office tonight says:
"East of the Mouse we carried out
despite violent opposition, a surprise
attack on a large scale, against the
entmy positions in the Calonne
trenches. Our troops penetrated to
the fourth German line on a front of
1.200 meters and attained an ex
treme depth of COO metres at certain
points. In the course of the attack,
the enemy counter attacked against
our left flank. He was repulsed af
ter a sharp fight in which he suf-
ered heavy losses. The enemy lost
a number of tnsoners. l.0 having
been counted passing through our
lines up to this time. We also brot
back material. Our losses were ex
"Northwest of Benzonvaux we re
pulsed an enemy surprise attack. In
upper Alsace the artillery activity
Avas very great on several sectors. We
checked an enemy attempt against
our trenches east of Largitzen."
RETURN FROM TRIP TO IOWA.
HYuni T'-'-sm:; y's I'iiily.
Winfield Swan, living near Union
was in the city last evening in com
pany with his uncle W. II. Swan cf
Broken Bow. with wlrrrTTT-tre-iias been
on a trip to the east, just now re
turning from Iowa, where they visit
ed at Indiaola. There they were the
guets cf J. S. Huffety, who former
ly visited in this city, but a short
From TuK--1a y's Pnily.
Mr. anel Mrs. J. W. Parker an
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Beulah. to George E. Mc
Williams of Omaha. The wedding
will take place the middle cf March
at Deming, New Mexico. Miss
Parker is a Plattsmouth girl, went
to school here, but, has resieled in
Omaha for the past five years. Mr.
McWilliams is an Omaha man and
has been in Doming since September
and is in the Ordnance Department.
Miss Parker will leave for the south
Wednesday of this week, after visit
ing her parents over Sunday.
BURLINGTON HAS WRECK.
From Wednesday's raily
Last night a short distance this
side of Funk, a car of brick left the
rails in a freight train, which caus
ed a wrecking of the train piling up
a large number of cars. The wreck
ed train was gotten on the track,
by the wrecking trains which ar
rived in a short time, and notwith
standing this, fast number six was
delayed four hour?;. She was able
to make up a portion of the time,
before getting to this place.
HAVE TO PASS UNDER THE FLAG
From Monday's Daily.
Since the unfurling of 'Old Glory'
at both west and south entrance of
the court house, no one who enters
or leaves the court house can do so
without having to pass under the
flag. It does not matter what degree
of loyalty he possesses, or if he is
disloyal he will have to pass under
the protecting folds of the flag or
stay out cf the court house. We are
pleased to see the flags as they hang
from the doors, for they make a
pretty sight, and more especially to
the lover of his country.
BETTER REPORT ALL CASES.
From Monday's Daily.
Not desiring to advertise the city
adversely, but for the protection of
the people who live here, we think
it would be the proper thing to im
pose and execute a severe penalty
on those who are taken with infect
ious or contagious diseases in the
city. Yesterday three cards were
placed, announcing the pretense and
when the report is not made . the
spread of the elk-ease cannot be
stamped and those responsible for
its spread should be made to feel
the corrective prejvisions of the law
Just at this time there are a imm-
i nor of cases of contagion, and the
officers are pushing the matters of
i liavinS the laws faithfully lived up
to. and will see that the laws are en
forced, where they know of anv con
tagion, and it is the duty and right
of any one knowing of any case to
report the same to the proper author
ities. MAKEN'S SHOW WIN
DOW IS SURE A PEACH
From Monday's Haily.
In the vernacular of the street ur
chin, a "peach" is something hav
ing excellent qualities, anel this is
the case of the window, or rather
the room, for the expanse of the
show winelow is about eighty feet,
anel consists of three double plate
glass windows and as many doors,
leading thereto. Hence this win
dow at the new O. K. Garage of J.
H. .McMaken & Sons, with a center
piece of "Old Glory," with streamers
of the national ccdors running in ev
ery direction to the four corners of
its dimension, is most attractive. It
is filled with tires, while the large
display room is filled with cars. The
ceiling is draped with the national
colors, anel a second American flag
surrounds the supporting column in
the center of the room, while the
pannels are all decorated with strips i
of red and blue alternating with the
spotless surface of the pure white
white walls, reflecting also a pleas
ing effect of the national co'lors. On
the walls are displayed four large elk
heads and streamers run in every di
rection to and over the cars.
A number of Buicks are thus dec
orated, and besides these the firm
has incorporated with its line of
automobiles the popular Hudson Su
per Six and a Hudson touring mod
el also occupies a prominent place in
the displaj- room.
Yesterday a force of men were bus
ily engaged all flay in giving the dis
play room and other portions of the
new garage a- last finishing touch,
such as lettering the elexrs and win
dows, designating the apartments,
etc.. which was being done by Frank
R. Gobelman. the sign painter, while
the brush was being applied to wood
work in other parts of the building
by the eminent decorator, M. M. Beal.
Charley Richards was finishing up
some carpenter work. and. the force
at the garage, consisting of Henry
McMaken, Harry Clark, Ray McMak
en and Byran Snyder was industri
ously working to complete the deco
ration scheme they had in mind, and
which is very tasty anel beautiful.
J. D. Parker, the day fireman, and
J. L. Burrows, the night man. were
present adding their services to get
the mammouth place ready for its
formal opening, which begins today.
With the amount of money anel
work which has been placed upon
the institution, it would be better
displayed with some nice, sunny
CALL ON US
during the car shortage. We'll help you carry the
crop while Uncle Sam is solving the problem of
Speed up. production for 1918
We're ready with the money when you require a
loan. We will back your war-time expansion in
every justifiable way.
You'll find no better terms or prompter accommo
dations than we offer Anywhere!
First National Bank
FACE BIG LOSS AS
IROP OF 27 CENTS IN NEW YORK
CITY LARGE QUANTITIES
WERE BEING HELD.
Nov York. March 3. Havy lny-
faced by dt-alers and .-peculators in
eggs because tf a 27-eent drop in
the retail price were give a conside
ration today by the federal food
board. Their trouble is due to the
heavy shipments received in this
city. Many speculaters. who are
hardest hit, have refused to ae-C'-pt
shipments of eggs in the- face of.
such a loss, and in these cases trans
portation companies, which are hold
ing 26.534.169 eggs here for eleliv-
ery. have threatened to sell them at
the market price and let shippers and
consignees divide the losses. The
food board, however, will force cem
signees to accept the egjis which
they have ordered, according to the
board's el i rector of transportation an.l
Many of the eggs started for this
city three weeks ago. when the retail
price was 72 cents a dozen. Since
then the price has fallen to 45 cents.
DEPARTED LAST NIGHT
From Tndj y's Iaily.
Edward Guthmann of Grand Is
land, who is one of the firm w ho are
the tlstributors of the Studebaker
car in that section, was an attend
ant at the auto she)w in Omaha last
week, and dropped down hro to visit
with relatives having here a sister.
Mrs. J. L. Burrows, and a nephew
Wm. Krecklow, the cashier of the
Burlington. Spending Sunday and
yesterdaj here he departed for Louis-
ville, where he will visit for a short
I time before he goe to his hon:r at
SIX SCOTTISH RITE MASONS.
From Wednesday's Dailv.
In our reference te the number of
Scottish Rite masons in this city in
our yesterday's issue, we said there
wre but three members residing in
this city or near here, we had been
incorrectly informed, as there, ap
peared now to be six, who are: C. C.
Parmele. Ralph J. Haynie. W. A.
Robertson. Wm. Baird, A. W. White
and George W. Snyder.
2 Ford cars, 1 large car suitable
for truck; 1 Ilarley-Davidson motor
cycle; 1 Excelsior motorcycle; 1
Chopie Gas Engine. Inquire oi J. E..
Mason, at Plattsnouth Garape.
23 head of good young horses. All
broke Can be seen at the Tom Til
son farm home. For particulars, see
Vallery & Tilson. 2-lS-d&w
Flags at the Journal Office.
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