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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1918.
TEAM FROM LIN
THE SCOTTISH RITE
CLASS OF LOCAL MASTER MASONS
RECEIVE FIFTEEN ADDI
Supplemental to Work from 18th to
32nd Degree to Come at
A Later Date.
I"?' ::i 'i'i' :. .yi;i s Ia:!y.
Yesterday at the Masonic temple
in this city ther;j wa a large num
ber of th1 masons who had attained
the third degree, who were raised
lo tlie eighteenth degree, taking fif-t--:i
degrees. A team from Lincoln
numbering tourteen. coming down to
administer tl:e work. Those of t.ie
class who were in for this raising
being, John F. Wehrbein, Will Rum
mell. Wi 1 1 Wchrbeki. Julius A. Pitz.
Carroll D. Qninton. Luke L. Wiles,
Charles T. Peacock. James M. Hub
ert son. John Bauer, Emmons J.
Kichey. Edward '. Jutz. Phillip
Theirolf, W. E. Rosencrans, Nelson
Jtan. Henry A. Schneider, V. I).
Wheeler. Chris IT. Metzger, Glen
Perry. This is the largest class ever
raited in Nebraska outside of the
classes which have been raised at
the temple at Lincoln. The mem
bers of this class will go to Lincoln,
on the eighteenth of this month to
take the other eighteen degrees
which constitutes their work, mak
ing the ;;2nd desrree.
GEORGE OLDHAM DIED
OF HEART FAILURE
Fn.m Thursilav's T:i:Iy.
George Oldham, who has been
Making his home at the residence of
Charles .R. Troop and w ife for some
time past and who was kept in
quarantine, on account of the taking
of small pox by Robert AY. Young,
Mrs. Troop's brother, and who has
been sick for some time, feeling bad
ly, but with no fever. died this
morning at just a little before five
o'clock with heart failure. Mr. Old
ham was born in Missouri, not far
from Kirksville. seventy-one years
ago and came to this county just at
ihf close of the civil war. and has
lived here since ISC", or a little over
fifty years. Mr. Oldham was never
married, and leaves two brothers,
two neics living at Murray, one liv
ing at Fairfield. Iowa. Mrs. Henry
E. Snyder. The burial will be held
fmm the residence of C. R. Troop
tomorrow morning, at ten o'clock,
the interment at Oak Hill cemetery.
There will be no funeral services.
MARRIED THIS MORNING.
A voting farmer living near Green
wood, named (Justav Wortzel and a
fair young lady from near Ashland
named Miss Selma Ran, appeared
this morning before the accomodat
ing clerk in the county judges of
fices, and asked for a license to
marry, this was accorded, and the
pleasant judge who is not feeling
the best had gone to see a doctor re
garding some trivial malady, and the
couple awaited his return, when in
the presence of the clerk Miss Flor
ence White, and Ray C. Ilitchman,
they plighted their troth, and be
came happily married. v
The young couple will engage in
farming near Greenwood, and will
try and raise enough corn, wheat
and other provisions that they may
be supplied and some for the needs
of Uncle Sam and his allies. Well.
here is to you. good luck, happiness
WHY NOT A HOSPITAL
T'roni Thursday's Iijiilv.
Not a train hardly that goes out
of this city, out it tarries some one
to another town for treatment, for
consultation, or for an operation of
some kind. This is inconvenient
not lone for those who need treat
ment but for their friends, for the
medical fraternity as well.
An emergency hospital, or a de
tention hospital would be a fin
thing at this time with the amount
of contagion which has fallen to the
lot of this city, it is almost absolute
ly necessary for some place to care
for them. Just now the city jail is
being utilized, and with cases scat
tered over the city, which should he
correlled, in order that the authori
ties could care for them, and know
that the regulations were being ob
served. Some steps should be taken
looking towards the establishing of
some place which the condition now
calls for, and which would be a pay
ing institution for all the, time.
WILL WE PLAY EASE
BALL THIS SUMMER
Km. in Tinirsdny's raily.
The blue birds are chirping in the
trees occasionally and the grass is
beginning to peep out along the pro
tected roadways, the boys are play
ing marbles, and the price of eggs is
coming dowji, the base ball fans are
turning their attention to the mat
ter of the favorite summer amuse
Notwithstanding the inroads of
the selective induction of many of
the bovs who have furnished the
sport heretofore, there are remain
ing efficient ball players, who can
supplv the needed number and who
are good at anv posiiton on the dia
ST. MARY'S GUILD NOTICE.
m Thursday's 1'ailv.
St. Mary's Guild or St. Luke's
church met with Mrs. George Thom
as Tuesday afternoon. There was
a large number in attendance and
the afternoon hours were devoted to
their regular business session, at
which time various business matters
were transacted. After the business
session the ladies listened to the
four minute speaker, Mrs. J. S. Liv
ingston, who spoke on the Red Cross
and Conservation of Foods in a most
capable manner. Mrs. J. S. Living
ston's talk was a most interesting
one, and' was listened to with the
closest attention by the ladies. Mrs.
Livingston was to give a four min
ute talk and spoke for nine minutes
and then the ladies could have listen
ed to her longer. Her demonstra
tions and explanations of the Keu
Cross work and conserving of foods
were most excellent and if 1he ladies
carry out some of her instructions,
we will surely win the war.
Miss Barbara Gering also gave a
very nice patriotic talk on the pur
chasing of Liberty bonds, and the
ladies during their business session
decided to purchase a $50.00 bond
during the next Liberty Bond drive,
which will begin April Cth.
The ladies then got out their
sewing, which was that of making
various things for their bazaar next
winter. As the ladies engaged in
very industriously plying the busy
needle, they. also, indulged in social
conversation and other amusements,
which made the time pass by more
pleasantly. As this is the Lenten sea
son the ladies do not serve any lunch
eon at their meetings during mis
ARE MOVING TO PARKER. KANS.
Finn Friday's Iailv.
L. W. Hill departed with his stock.
and household goods and farming
machinery for Parker, Kansas, where
they will make their home in the
future. They have rented a farm
there and are moving on the place
and will soon be at home again. Mrs.
Hill departed last evening for Have-
lock, where she will visit for a short
time until Mr. Hill and their son
shall have gotten the goods to the
new home and are ready to begin
their house keeping.
DOING AN IMMENSE BUSINESS.
From Thursday's raily.
The office of the register of deeds
at this time in the court house is a
place where there is plenty of busi
ness to do, and where they are all
working like beavers to keep things
going. Mr. Snyder, the register of
deeds, and his efficient clerk Miss
Georgia White are both kept busy.
March the fourth, which was last
Monday was the day which has brok
en the record for instruments filed,
as on that day there were filed 96
instruments of all kinds, and of
these 39 were warranty deeds. This
shows something doing in land trans
actions even at the prices which land
is now commanding. On last Mon
day the amount of sales aggregated
FOUND A STRAY PIG.
A stray pig, black poland china.
weighing about 75 pounds, is at my
place. Owner can have same by pay
ing keep and this ad. L. A. Meising
The Journal delivered at your door
for only 10 cents a week.
HOSTS AT HAIG
ON MILE FRONT
GERMANS ATTACK BRITISH ON
YPRES-DIXMUDE SECTOR ON
FORCE ENGLISH BACK BUT LOSI
London Official Reports Says Posi
tions Are Completely Re
established. London, March S. Serious fight
ing has taken place on the pres-
Dix-mude sector of the British front.
according to the Britisli official state
ment issued by the British war of
A German attack on a front of
more than a mile compelled some of
the British advance posts to fall
back, but later a counter attack re
established the British line.
The text of the official statement
"Shortly before dawn today after
heavy artillery preparation, the ene
my delivered a strong attack on a
front of over a mile south of Hol
tholst forest. On a greater part of
tnis tront his attack broke down un
der the fire of our troops.
"At one point, however, on the
left of our line, where the attack
was pressed with great determina-
ion and supported by troops carry
ing flame throwers, some of the
soldiers holding our advance posts
were compelled to fall lvick a short
distance on a front of about .'00
Germans Suffer Heavy Losses.
"After severe fighting later in the
morning a counter attack was
launched by a Yorkshire light infan
try with the result that the enemy's
troops were driven back a distance
of three hundred yards beyond their
former front line and heavy losses
were inflicted upon them.
"Our positions are completely re
established. Our casualties in the
enemy's region of attack and in the
subsequent fighting wen: light.
"Sussex troops carried out a suc
cessful raid this morning east of
Laventie and with little loss to them
selves captured a few prisoners. Hos
tile artillery showed considerable
activity today in the neighborhood
of Flesquieres, in the Givnchy.
Neuve Chapelle and Armentieres sec
tions and east of Ypres."
Along all other fronts in the west
there has been an increase in the
activity of the opposing armies.
Clear weather has everywhere made
Official reports indicate Verdun to
be once more the scene of heavy
artillery fighting but this may be
only a preliminary to an attack else
LAID AT REST IN OAK
Remains of One of the Pioneers
Cass County Buried This
From Friday's Daily.
At ten o'clock this morning was
laid to rest all that remained mortal
of George Oldham, who has for more
than a half century made his home
in Cass countv. Mr. Oldham has
been one of the best citizens;, and
has maintained the love, honor and
respect of all the citizens who have
been fortunate to have known him.
A short funeral service was held at
the cemetery, the Rev. H. G. Mc
Cluskey officiating, no service either
at the home or the church on ac
count of the fact of the small pox at
the home where he died. Mr. Old
ham did not have the disease him-
seir, nor aid he have any symptoms
oi li, naving Deen vaccinated some
two weeks since, the vaccine had not
taken, but was not feeling well for
some time, and having had trouble
with his heart, a strain came at
that particular time and he passed
He has two sister and one brother
living, neither of whom could be at
One sister Mrs. Cuzzie Jackson
Baker, had but a short time since
went to O'Neill, where she is making
her home with her" son John Baker.
Another, Eunice Conrad, who makes
her home with her husband in Cali
fornia, Richard Oldham, living at
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Besides, there are two nieces, the
Misses Pauline and Fay, sisters liv
ing at Murray. J. M. Oldham of
Omaha who was present at the fun
eral with his wife, they making their
home in Omaha and Mrs. Henry K
Snyder a niece, of Fairfield. Iowa. Af
ter tlie lunerur they all went to
Murray, the guests of Misses Paulim
and Fav Oldham.
B0 NOT NEED HEAVYWEIGHTS
From Saturday's lai!y.
E. A. Webb, one of the linotype
operators on the Journal, who was
at umaiia yesterday to ennsr in
some branch of the F. S. service
returned last nigut, having been re
jected on account of excess weight.
he tipping the scales at L'OO. This is
Webb's second unsuccessful attempt
at enlistment, the loriner trial being
made during Marine Recruiting week
at Omaha last June. With the grow
ing need ot men the stringency ol
th rules has been dispensed with to
a certain extent, but even yet the
navv or armv uoesn t seem to have
use lor men ot tne heavyweight
class and he still stands rejected.
Clarence Heal and Robert Reba!
both made application for enlistment
at the same time, ( Iarence in the
expert accountant branch ol the
navv and Robert in the hospital
coips. Robert was lounu to be too
old to be eligible for admission to
the branch to which he aspired, but
Clarence passed the examination in
fine shape, being found all O. K.. and
was sent back to remain until suc'i
tin e as the government may call up
on him, which may be in a lew days.
or possibly as many weeks as the oc
casion may arise.
MARY CREAMER DIES THIS A. M.
Ki t rr Sj itnin y's l.-t?7. -
Mary, the twelve year old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Creamer
died at the home of the parents this
morning of Scarlet Fever. Miss
Mary who was a bright litle girl, has
been afflicted with the disease for
the past week or more and has been
verv sick, sunering greatly.
Death came this morning. The
familv mourn deeply the loss of the
loved one. We will endeavor to
siive a more full report in another
FROM M00REFIELD, NEB.
From Saturday's l:u!v.
Mr. and Mrs. Con. Sears, from
Moorefield, Nebraska, were in the
city yesterday visiting with old
friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs.
Sears left home about ten days ago
and came to Wahoo. where they made
a visit at the home of John Schneid
er, an uncle of Mrs. Sears, who has
been very ill for the past few months.
Frcm here they came to Cedar Creek,
where they spent a few days in and
near the old home, visiting with
friends 'and relatives, and yesterday
came to Plattsmouthfor a short stay.
Mr. Sears paid the Journal office a
brief call, and in conversation with
him he tells us that everything is
looking fine and he is well pleased
with the country around Moorefield.
Thev will leave today for their home.
Forgot What He Needed.
From the Republican, Mt. Giliad.
Ohio: The editor had an interesting
experience some time ago. when a
young gentleman came to this office
and asked for a copy of the Morrow
County Republican. He scrutinized
it carefully when a cop was hand
ed him, and t hen
said: "Now I
you are looking
"My wife sent
know!" "What is it
for." we inouired.
me after a botle of
Cough Remedy, and
I forgot the
name. I went to several stores and
the clerks named over everything in
the line on the shelf except "Cham
berlain's." I'll try again, and J11
never go home without Chamberlain's
Cough Remedj-." The Republican
would suggest to the proprietors of
stores, that they post their clerks,
and never let them substitute. Cus
tomers lose faith in stores where sub
stituting is permitted, to say nothing
of the injustice to makers of good
goods and the disappointment of
For Sale Two
terms. Take first
cottages on easy
payment in other
property. R. B
The finest line of Box Papers at
the Journal office.
PALMER PLANS TO
BREAK UP GERMAN
POSTS IN THE U. S
PROPERTY OF KAISER AND THE
"JUNKER" CAPITALISTS TO
BE JOLTED FIRST.
It's Time to Separate Teuton Com
mercial Grasp in U. S., Says
Washington, March S. Property
in tlie t nited States owned by the
kaiser himself, former Chancellor
Eethmann - Hollweg. the German
junkers" generally and the German
overnment itself, will be the first to
go unuer tne hammer under the pro
posed plans of A. Mitchell Palmer
alien property custodian, to sell Ger
man owned property here to the
Mr. Palmer's testimony ?o the
senate appropriations committee, in
which he proposed necessary legisla
tion, which was made public today.
makes plain that properties of mere-
y minor individuals probably will
not be sold, but that the direct pur
pose of the move is to break up the
outposts of kultur in America.
"The time has come," Mr. Palmer
told the senators, "when the owner
ship of some of these great German
properties should be permanently
separated from German capital and
that the enemy might as well know-
that the connection which he has
been able to maintain with Ameri
can industry and commerce is brok
en, not simply during the war, but
broken never to be restored.
Take Away Ownership
"The German empire, through its
financial operations, has put an in
dustrial and commercial chain all
the way across the country and
through our insular possessions. W?
have become thoroughly convinced
that it would be wise and highly de
sirable at this time if the ownership
of some of these properties could be
permanently taken away."
If the legislation is adopted, Mr.
Palmer stated, that it is his inten
tion to sell principally the enemy
properties in this country in which
the German government and the
"junker" capitalistic class are inter
ested and not disturb that of minor
The Hamburg-American and the
North German Lloyd wharves and
docks at Hoboken, N. J.. Mr. Palmer
told the senators are "a part of the
German empire's commercial grasp
upon the continent."
IT IS NOW CORPORAL NEWMAN.
From Satrrday's Paily.
Fred Newman who was of the se
lectmen who went to Camp Funston
!a.-t summer and was from xhere sent
to Camp Pike, which is near Arkans
as City has been promoted to a Cor
poral. He likes the service well and
also is in love with the country where
he is located.
WILL WORK IN IOWA.
From Saturday' Daily.
C. W. Smith. William and Richard
Merrill, all of California, Mo., young
men who have been following the
occupation of working as farm hands
and last year worked in Iowa, hear
ing that hands were needed in Ne
braska come to Nebraska City and
then to Union, from there here, and
while finding that there were plen
ty of work, the wages which is be
ing paid was only about forty dol
lars, then concluded they would go
to Iowa, the place to which they at
frsr started, as they are feeling
pretty certain that they can obtain
sixty dollars. They departed last
! nicht for Glenwood. Iowa, where
! ... . - ... - f -mc
they will visit wun a cousin oi :wr.
Smith's. James Chambers for a short
time and then go to work.
CALLED TO IMMEDIATE SERVICE.
From Saturday's Daily.
S. II. Atwood who has been visit
ing here and looking after some
business departed this afternoon for
Omaha, where he goes to meet his
daughter Juliette, who is now Mrs.
Dr. E. C. Cobb, and who has been
making: her home at Sioux City. Ia.
Dr. E. C. Cobb, her husband, who
had some time since enlisted as
physician and been ranked, as
First Lieutenant, had lust been call-
e dto service, and is going today
from his home at Sioux City to Har
lan, Iowa, where he and wife will
visit at the home of his parents Dr.
A. C. Cobb of thl place. At Omaha
Mr. Atwood will meet his daughter
and husband, for a short time be
tween trains, when they will go to
Harlan, and he to his home at Lib
erty, Mo. Mrs. Cobb will go to her
parents Mr. and Mrs. At wood's home
to stav while the doctor is in the
BUYS MORE FINE HOGS
Fr'm Saturday's l;u'ly
Otto Schafer. from
Creek, passed through
the city this
morning from Monroe,
he had been to attend
the fine ho
sale of R. G. McDuff.
not resist the temptation of increas
ing the value of his fine herd of
Duroc hogs, and purchased three
more animals at this sale. lie naid
$200.00 for a fall male pig and al
most the same amount each for two
sows. The new addition to the
Schafer herd are fine, and Otto says
worth the money. Otto is a firm be
liever in the Duroc strains, and is
very desirous of reaching the tOD
as a breeder of this swine.
PURCHASES NEW TRACTOR.
From Saturday's Dai! v.
Sherman Cole after having used a
tractor for the past five years for
the purpose of farming, found it
necessary to purchase another one,
and casting his eves over the field.
with a discriminating glance, he
finally alighted noon the Emerson.
one or the oldest of the tractors.
and one put out by an institution
having built tractors for some time.
He is well pleased with the new
DEPARTED FOR CREIGHT0N.
From Saturday's Daily.'
Yesterday Albert Funk, who is
oing to farm near Creighton, in
company with J. P. Falter, depart
ed with a number of cars of stock
and household goods, with farming
implements for the work, which he
is going to do. and was accompanied
by Carl Egenberger. who will prob
ably work with him the coming
From Saturday's Pail v.
Martin Nelson returned this after
noon from Council Bluffs. Iowa.
where he has been with Mrs. Nel
son, who is in the Mercy Hospital,
and where she underwent an opera
tion for the removal of a tumor. Mrs.
Nelson is showing nice improvement
in condition but it will be some weeks
yet before she can be removed from
the hospital and brought home.
Good work horse wanted. About
years old and well broke. J. H.
Tarns. County Farm. 3-9-d&wtf
PREPARE YOUR INCOME
AT THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
We will gladly assist you in making your
It's an ideal time for starting an account here
for many reasons.
And for the particular purpose of having all
items in the form of checks and credits when
when you make up your 1918 report,
We can tell you of distinct advantages to be
gained by banking here.
There are many you will discover for your
self when you have taken this important step
in your business progress.
First National Bank
SPAIN TO ASSIST
UNDER AGREEMENT SIGNED UP
YESTERDAY EXPORTS ARE
TO GO DUTY FREE
These Will Include Blankets. Mules
and Other Necessities Order
Effective at Once.
Washington. March S. 1'nder th-
commercial agreement bt-tw-t-n tin
United States and Spain the formal
signing or which in Madrid was an
nounced today at the State Depart
ment, not only will General Per
shing get the supplies from Spaiu
which he desires for his troops, but
a French credit in Spain is arransre-l
and the Spanish government admits
free exports to the allies of pyrites.
minerals and manufactured wool.
These and other details of the
agreement which became effective
immediately were made public to
night by the War Trade board. Spain
also will permit the export of other
commodities to the extent that her
home requirements will permit. This
is in addition to the specific licensing
of the supplies required by General
Pershing, which are understood to
include 200,000 blankets and a large
number of mules.
WILL BUY SOME POLAND CHINA'S
From Saturday's lail
Clude L. Mayabb departed yes
terday afternoon for Pierce, where
he will attend a fine hog sale, which
as to be pullea on at mat place to
day. Mr." Mayabb has a number of
fine poland china's and is desirous
of securng two more. He goes to
see ir ne can purchase a coupie
fine brood sows.
WILL VISIT IN HAVEL0CK.
From Saturday's Daily.
Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Cook, and their little boy were in
the city, guests of both their par
ents C. E. Cook and Lawrence Peter
sen and families. On their return
Mr. Petersen went with them and
has been visiting there during the
week. Mr. Petersen departed yes
terday afternoon and will remain un
til Sunday evening when both he
and wife will return.
Marquis Spring Wheat. S2.r0 per
bushel in bin. E. V. Cole, Mynard.
Nebr. 3-S-Htdlt wkly
John P. Miller departed this mor
ning for Lincoln, where he was call
ed to look after some business for
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