The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, March 11, 1918, Image 1
3r0Etna vr VOL. XXXV. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1918. No. 7C. Y TEAM FROM LIN COLN CONFERRED THE SCOTTISH RITE CLASS OF LOCAL MASTER MASONS RECEIVE FIFTEEN ADDI TIONAL DEGREES. 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 and prosperity. WHY NOT A HOSPITAL FOR PLATTSMOUTH? 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 ment. 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 mond. 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 time. 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 $320,000. 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 er. 3-8-2dltw The Journal delivered at your door for only 10 cents a week. KAISER HURLS HOSTS AT HAIG ON MILE FRONT GERMANS ATTACK BRITISH ON YPRES-DIXMUDE SECTOR ON WIDE FRONT. 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 fice tonight. 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 follows: "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 m 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 ards. 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 operations possible. 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 where. LAID AT REST IN OAK HILL CEMETERY Remains of One of the Pioneers of Cass County Buried This Morning-. 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 away. He has two sister and one brother living, neither of whom could be at the burial. 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 issue. 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 Chamberlain's 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 customers. For Sale Two terms. Take first cottages on easy payment in other property. R. B Windham. 7-tfd&w 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 Property Custodian. 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 highest bidders. 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 individuals. 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 service. BUYS MORE FINE HOGS Fr'm Saturday's l;u'ly Otto Schafer. from near Cedar Creek, passed through the city this Iowa, where morning from Monroe, he had been to attend the fine ho sale of R. G. McDuff. Otto could 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 machine. 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 summer. MRS. MARTIN NELSON NOW IMPROVING. 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 if PREPARE YOUR INCOME TAX REPORT AT THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK We will gladly assist you in making your returns. 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 Plattsmouth, Nebraska. SPAIN TO ASSIST PERSHING WITH GREAT SUPPLIES 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 of 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. FOR SALE. 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 the day.