The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 01, 1918, Image 1
TO -VC PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, APRIL 1, 1918. No. 82. OLD CITIZEN PASSES AWAY AT AN EARLY HOUR OF THE DAY MRS- ELIZABETH GUTHMAN SUC CUMBS TO A COMPLICA TION OF DISEASES. Born Here in 1S59 and Resided in This City Constantly Except Two Years in Louisville Frem S:i t unla y's T;ii!v. This morning at about G:..0 Mrs. Elizabeth Guthman passed away at the home of her daughter, Mr. G. II. Olson, in this city, of a compli cation of dropsy. erysiRelas. blood poisoning, etc. During the last davs of her life. Mrs. Guthman suffer.nl intense pain and death, rather than being cruel to her was kind in th.it it ended the suffering of this good woman. Miss Elizabeth Ripple, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Ripple, was horn in Plattsmouth June 18. 1S50. and would have been fifty-nine years of age this coming summer. In Oc tober 1ST), at the ate of seventeen the was united in marriage to Or wold Guthman. from which union tliere were two children born. Mrs. Mary Olson, at whose home she died, and Conrad Guthman. who is a ma chinist at Pittsburg. Pa. Mrs Guth man has lived in this city during the entire time since her birth, with the exception of two years spent in Louisville, when she and her hus band were engaged in the bakery business at that place, and two yea's which she spent at Rock Springs. Wyoming, with her son, Conrad. The husband. Oswald , Guthman, died some years ago, and i-ince then Mrs. Guthman has made her" home with her children, the most of the time with her daughter. Mrs Ol son, at whose home she has boeu staying for ome years. Mrs. Guthman was a patient suf fered, and strove to bear up under the load of sorrow which was her"-. She was a member of the Presby terian Bible school during her girl hood, but never attached herself to any church organization, though living a strict, conscientious relig ious life. Resides her children she is surviv ed by two brothers. Edward Rip ple, of this city and Joseph Ripple, of South Omaha. Funeral services will be hell from the home of her daughter. Mrs. G. R. Olson, Monday, April 1st. at one o'clock in the afternoon. Il-r son. Conrad Guthman, who is at Pittsburg, has been wired for, aud is expected to arrive here Monday morning- THE BALANCE IN OUR FAVOR There has been released seven cases of Smallpox, and two of scar let fever, during the past two days, while but one case has developed, which is putting a great better aspect of the condition to the fore. Those to be released from the smallpox, and who have been fumigated and pronounced cured of the malady, are Rennard on Winterstein Hill, W. A. Rouse, Bert Tulene. Connor, F. W. Warren. Lincoln Denson, and Otto Pitz, while the two cases of scarlet fever which have been released from quarantine are E. S. Orphanage and a family by the name of Sage is all for the day nine cases cured, with but one to be quarantined. THE NEW TIME CHANGE From Saturday's Daily. Considerable speculation is being and has been indulged in of kte re garding the new time schedule that becomes operative after tonight, as to just how it will affect the var- ious activities of people. i ne jour nal feels certain it will not change the status of anyone with respect to his or her work or social activity. In the middle of the winter when w go to work at 7 o'clock (before sun up) we think nothing of it, so whv should we now, when the sun is well above the sky line -now at six o'clock (seven after today) and the ; Treasurer of Sunday School Miss days constantly growing longer. If .Margaret Hodgert. Assistant Secre we were to follow sun time literally, I tary Miss Ada Mann. Organist we would arise with the sun to be gin our daily labors and work near ly twice as long in the month of June to complete a day as during December. The sun and its rela tive position are only matters or comparison so far as their relation to our time of getting up, going to bed or doing our work are concern eu. j;esiues, we go to bed mv oar watcnes ana ciocks, not ny tne sun or tiie moon. even o ciock now under the new rule of things should set m no earlier to the workman or housewife than seven o'clock did to them six weeks ago when the su.i remained hidden from view later in the day than it now does. It is only by relative comparison we are able to notice any difference at all." Turn your clock ahead tonight up on retiring along with the millions of other timepieces that will be ad vanced one hour and forget about the matter. The daylight saved at the close of your day's work will be sufficient to permit you to work at home in your garden a most health ful exercise, to say nothing of what you will he able to raise from your efforts. And you young fellows who cell on girls don't let the change con fuse you as to what time to go homo. Make your exit from the young lady's home at 10:30 your usual timeinstead of thinking it is but 9:30 according to the old schedule, leastwise stern papa make his ap pearance and inform you different. RETURNED FROM SOUTH DAKOTA Last evening C. E. llaynie return ed for a trip to Winner. South Da kota, where he went on a land trans action, and says he was well pleased with the trip, seeing some very nice country, and also some which was very rough. Speaking of the town of Winner, he sad it has a popula tion of about 1.S00 and with that have electric lights, water works, and free delivery of the mails. Why should not Plattsmouth have free de livery as well with her population of 5.000. There xmist he a cause somewhere, for this. GETS POSITION IN STATE SENATE Prom Saturday's Daily. John Rrady who a short time since went to Lincoln to look after a posi tion in the extra session of the leg islature, returned home last evening and will remain until Monday morn ing. Mr. Rrady was tendered a posi tion in the senate and accepted, lie has been working there but on account of the fact th.t the legislature adjourned Thursday even ing until Monday noon, he came home to await until the recess was over when he returns to his work. HOME FOR OVER EASTER. Fnm Saturday'." Daily. Ed. L. Creamer who is attending the Sweenev Automobile schrol at ! Kansas City, Mo., arrived in this city last evening and will spend over Easter with the folks at home. Ed is making good progress at the school and will get through in a few more months. He reports the conditions in Kansas City as being very grave on account of the strike which pre vails there at this time. Since the beginning of the strike there has been a good deal of rioting, three people having been shot and killed. Ed will go back to take up his studies and work again the first of next week. HOLD ANNUAL MEETING. From Saturday's Daily. On Wednesday evening occurred rhiStne Annual Meeting of the congre gation of the Presbyterian church. Reports were read from the Treas- urer of the church, the Session, the Woman's Missionary society, the La- dies Auxiliary, the Q. Z. society, the Senior C. E. and Intermediate C. E. societies and the Light Bearers. All reports showed flourishing condi- tions. The Missionary Benevolences j showed an increase over the year be 1 fnr.a The following officers were elect ed: For Elder for 3 years Mr. F. D. Shopp and Mr. A. G. Cole. .Trus tees for 3 years John Gorder and Frank Cloidt. Treasurer of the Church Mr. G. L. Farley. Sunday School superintendent Mr. Yarhor ough. Assistant Superintendent Mr. A. G. Pole. Secretary and Miss Mariel Streight. Assistant Organist- Miss Helen Roberts Li brarian Miss Estelle Baird. SAMMIES IN BOLD DAYLIGHT RAID ON ENEMY TRENCHES OFFICERS AND MEN GO OVER THE TOP FOR VICTORIOUS PEEP AT THE ENEMY Feat Seldom Accomplished Beneath Rays of a Shining Sun Our Boys Did it. Though. With the American army i France, Thursday, March LS. Two officers and four men went over the top today in broad daylight, a feat seldom accomplished. Although the un was shining and the sky was clear the Americans decided not to defer any longer their determina tion to learn definitely whether the Germans were present in large num bers in an enemv firing trench. When dawn came there were faint clouds showing back of the enemy's lines and the Americans delayed fjr a time, hoping for rain and fog. but when the clouds disappeared, the two officers and four men decided to make the daylight venture, although they would be under the eyes of the enemy, and were in a place where even pistol bullets might find their mark. Machine guns were posted, and the Americans, with grenades swing ing at their waists, and with rifles in hand, clambered up from the firt positions over the parapet- They slid head first into the nearest shell. hole and the journey was on. Moving from shell hole to shell hoie, taking advantage ot the slightest rise :n the terrain, the patrol proceeded. In the trenches behind them their comrades- stood with fingers on their rifles ready to fire the instant any Germans might show themselves. Into Enemy Trench From the American lines the pa trol members were seen to force their way through the enemy wire, and. one by one. disappear into the German front trench. During the next four hours the men in the trenches waited anx iously, hearing nothing from the pa trol, who, during that time were in specting six hundred yards of the German trenches. Prepared for instant battle, the six Americans made their way from one trench to another, going into each dugout with the muzzles of J their rifles preceding them and, travelled COO yards. Returning to the point from which they had started on this inspection. they searched the trenches 300 yards in the other direction. v hue four hours may seem a long time ior this work, it must be kept in mind that every bend and every dugovit . ruav contain an overwneiming en jemy group and tb(re was no assur ance that the Germans had not dis covered what the Americans were doing and that tttey had not con cealed men in places to meet the ir vaders. Return to Lines It was noon when first the head of an American was observed above an enemy parapet. The watchers in the American lines breathed easier, but at this moment the Germans discovered the patrol and rifle bul lets began to smash against the trench sides and 'bottom. Discovered, the six Americans lot no time in moving out. Unscathed. they returned to our lines, bringing all the information thev had sought. j This attracted the attention of an enemy sentry who fired a glare, fore-j ins: the Americans to dron to the ing the Americans to drop to the ' ground and they crawled hurriediv . back to their own lines as the flare died away. SIXTY-SIX YEARS OLD TODAY. From Saturday's Daily. Charles Boedeker of Murray was in the city this morning, and is look ing fine with a pleasant smile for all he meets, a good type of a gentle man of sixty-six years of age, for today is his birthday, he having seen nearly two-thirds of a century. Mr. Boedaker was born in Wisconsin, and crosses the Missouri river at this place just fifty-three years ago to morrow. He was thirteen years and one day old. That was March 31st, 1SG5. In 1S7G he purchased the farm some four miles west of My nard for ten dollars per acre or $1 -600, but a short time since he was offered for the sam4 farm ?250.00 per acre or $40,000. Some advance in the price, but this was made possible by his hard work years ago, in assisting in the development of this country. A BIG, BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY rrmti S:i t ti t il y's I ; I - Clarence Stenner. who has beep in the west for some days, returne.l home last evening. While away I.e viewed a large portion of the west. He went to Sand Point. Idaho, at which place he has some relatives living, and there looked over the country, with a view to making t h:t particular section his residence i ti the future. He found there a very beautiful country, and one with rich lands. His impression is that it ;s one ot the most nejutiiul countries it has ever been hi-; lot to see, and with soil as rich us can be found anywhere. He speaks of the land, which is just cleared and without any improvement wiiatever. selling for one hundred anu fi It v dollars an acre, the same price as one can buy iniproved land here for Stump land, from which the timber has been cut, but not cleared or grub bed can be bought for from twenty to fifty dollars per acre, but it will cost nearly a hundred dollars per acre to clear it. While the country looked beautiful, i. did not excite Clarence with an ambition to be come a resilient of mat part o. tn: F. S. under any circumstances. GIVEN PERMISSION TO MARRY. Frem Saturday's Ii! .'. Albert H. Wolf, of Eagle, was in the city last evening and whil - h-re bought a license to marry Miss P.er- tha Vance of that place. The couple are of the bet famaMes of the neigh borhood in which they live, and will make tUeir home - txt that place, where they have a large number of friends who are wishing them joy and prosperity through life. ARE TRADING IN THE CITY. From Friday's P.illy. Mr. and Mrs. George L. Mei'dnger and family were visitors in the city today, coming to do some shopping and look after some other business. Mr. Meisinger is the renter of rue of the farms owned by Mrs. J. M. Rob ertson and he comes to confer with Mr. Robertson as to some of the business on the farm. Mr. Meisinger and family have occupied this place for a number of years and have made the farming of a success for both themselves and Mr. Robertson. IS TE2H)ERED A GOOD POSITION. From Friday's Daily. Ralph Marshall left last evening for Davenport. Iowa, in response to a long distance telephone call offer ing him the management of a con cert company "The Maryland Sing ers." This company is one of the? best concert companies playing orpheum and eastern "Big Time" theaters. Mr. Ralph Marshall is a musician of considerable ability, and has had much experience in the matter of concerts, and plays of the higher i class, and will surely make good in , the position which has been tendered him. SHOWING VERY PATRIOTIC SPIRIT From Friday's Daily. Mrs. Earl Terryberry has taken a step in a direction which cannot be mistaken as meaning that she puts patriotism and the welfare of the Red Cross and for the cause for which its members are laboring above ; an eise. sne nau tenaereu nis parior . all else to the Red Cross for use for its ' meetings, and place to work, which has been accepted by the Fa'rview Red Cross Chapter. They will hold their meetings there hereafter for the Red Cros3 work and the surgical dressings. This is accepted in the spirit in which the tender was made being that of patriotism and fidelity to the principles of Liberty. EGGS FOR HATCHING. S. C. Rhode Island Reds and S. C White Orphington eggs for hatching at $1.25 per 15. $6.00 per 100. A. O. Ramge, phone 3513. Journal Want-Ads Pay! MARCH ASSURES US GERMANY GAN NOT POSSIBLY WIN MAJOR GENERAL IS CONFIDENT OF ULTIMATE TRIUMPH OF THE ALLIES. Is Without Word from Pershing of American Troops Participating: Expects Reaction Soon asiiiiigion, .;urcn in a statement tonight Major General March, acting chief of staff, assur ed the American people that there is no cause for alarm in the advances made by the Germans in the great battle now raging in I'icardy. and expressed confidence in triumph of the allied arms. General March said: "Whatever may be the present ground held by the Germans; whatever sacrifice of men the situation must entail, the allies will see it through and will win ." Late tonight the general st5ll was without word from General Per shing concerning the American troops participating in the battle. General l'ershing's report today and tonight dealt entirely with the posi tions of the opposing forces yester day, as described in the British and French official statements. Expects Counter Assault Announcement by Field Marshal Haig tonight that the German war machine along the whole British front iiad been beaten of! today with heavy losses, gave new zest to specu lation here as the allied counter as sault officers lee! certain will not long be delayed. War iepannient officials generally appeared to be satisfied that sub stantial American forces would en ter the battle lines with the French when the signal for the counter blow is given. Among the new divisions identi fied on the German front the war department is advised are four thit have beeu brought back from Rus sia to participate in the great of fensive!. , CLOSE MEETINGS AT LIBEP.TY. Frcrn Thursday's Dailr Last evening concluded the series of meetings at the Fnited Brethren church at Liberty, a few miles south o flhis citv. Rev. S. Harvey of York. who has been here assisting Rev. E. II. Pontias with the meetings depart ing this morning over the Burlington for his home in the west. The meet ings while not as largely attended as was desired were very successful, and a number of additions will come to the church on next Sunday. FRIEND HAD MOVED FROM CITY. Frr.m Thursday's Daily. William Hiers and F. A. Stock of Murdoch, were in the city this after noon, coming down to take the ex amination, and to visit some of their friends. All of their friends could not be found, as the family had re moved. So the boys took a picture of the cannon on the court house lawn and other places of interest and would have liked to have taken the cannon, only it was fast. RTVER GETTING UP SOME. From Thursday's Daily. The wateT in the Missouri river is raising considerable during the past few days, but not to that extent at the submerging of the bottom lands is eminent. It is claimed that there is much snow in the mountains this year to melt, which promises much high water later on. HAS PURCHASED A TRUCK. From Thursday's Daily. Fred G. Dawson has broken into the ranks of the automobile owners, and has secured a truck, with which he will expect to do a business with the farmers in this vicinity, and out for some distance, as he will go out and collect eggs and produce from the farmers for his house. He will expect to keep the car in the coun try most of th time. HAS HAND BADLY MANGLED. From Friday's Daily. Yesterdav at his farm two and a half miles from Union. Winfield Swau, while assisting in shelling corn, had the misfortune to get one of his hands in the gearing of the shelter, mangling it badly. The member had immediate attention by the physician of I'nion. and while the suffering has been relieved to some extent the hand is still giving Mr. Swan a great deal of grief. JAMES V. SWEENEY DIES , IN ELMW00D CEMETERY From Friday's Daily. James V. Sweenev. well known monument maker of Omaha for nearly forty years, died suddenly at Elm wood. Xeb., yesterday morning, where he had gone to erect a mon ument in a cemetery. He was about 58 years of age, and single. He lived at the Loyal hotel. Sweeney was seized with an at tack of heart trouble while working on the monument with a companion. and died before help could reach him. The body will be brought to Omaha today and taken to Ihe undertaking rooms of Heafey & Heafey. Funeral arrangements have not been made Sister Mary Liola of St. Perch- man's academy is a niece of the dead man. A brother in Wisconsin also survives. Sweeney was a member of the Omaha Elks lodge, which will probably have charge of the funeral. He was also a member of St. Philo- mena's parish. IS MOVING TO THE WEST. From Friday's Daily. Yesterday Earl Leesley departed with a car of his household, goods. and farming implements together with his horses and stock for the west and will locate southwest of Broken Bow, at which place lie has purchased a farm of one hundred and sixty acres. Mrs. Leeslev departed last evening for South Bend with the children and will visit with her sister Mrs. Charles Campbell, for some time, or until Mr. Leesley has gotten through with the car and stock when they will join him in the new home. We are wishing them an abundant of prosperity in their new home in the we?t. GORDON WILCOX IMPROVING. From Friday's Daily. Miss Timmons. a nurse from Oma ha, who has been at the home of .Mr. Fred Ginter. west of the city, caring for the young man Gordon Wilcox, who was kicked some three weeks since bv a horse which he was lead ing to water, and of whose recovery it was thought there was grave doubt, departed for her home in Oma ha, after having successfully nursed him through the dangerous period of his illness. Young Gordon is making good progress towards recovery at this time and it is hoped he will scon be well again. Flags at the Journal Office. I NEWCOMERS Hi ' -v often tell us that they've been advised to open their accounts here by pleased patrons of this institution. Appreciation of this character stimulates u; to still greater effort? we'll leave no stone un turned to continue earning the approval of our satisfied customers whether old or new. Call upon us at any time, and let us serve you BRIGHT at the bank that operates under the Federal Reserve Uncle Sam's system for financial safety and preparedness. First National Bank Plattsmouth, Nebraska. OBSERVE LIBERTY DAY SATURDAY, APRIL THE SIXTH BY WILLIAM G. McADOO. SECRE TARY OF THE TREASURY OF THE U. S. Washington. March 2S. Th cam paign for the third Liberty h;n will be opened on the f,th of April. 11S. the first anniversary of the declara tion of a state of war iKf.veen the United States and Germany. This date will forever be a conse crated day in American history, and it seems peculiarly appropriate that the opening of the second year of our participation in this war for tin honor and rights of America and 'he freedom of the world should be cele brated with a nationwide drive f:r another Liberty loan. The campaign should begin wi'h great demonstrations of patriotism in every city, town and hamlet in the country, that will truly express ,'nc spirit of aroused America. On this flate every American should pledge anew to his govern ment the full measure of hi resourc es, and resolve to make every requir ed sacrifice in the same fervent spir it that impels our gallant sons in the trenches of France and on th waters of the Atlantic to shed their blood in America's sacred cause. To carry forward America s -v- senial part in this waror righteous ness and justice, every man and woman in the country niut lend their available means to the govern ment; and I know of no more fitting time for such a patriotic response to the call of duly than the beginning of the second vear of the war. I earnestly hope that parades and patriotic meetings will be hold in all parts of the country. The treas ury department will endeavor to make the bservance of the anniver sary of the declaration of war z memorable as was the patriotic ob servance, during the second Liberty loan campaign of Liberty day, Octo ber 24, 1917. BACK FROM VISIT TO COAT. From Thursday's Daily. Mrs. M. W. Smith who ha'- been visiting at Portland. Oregon. lor some time past returne.l home tin morning. having been traveling since last Saturday morning, which makes a long trip. Mrs. Smith v a-; at that place to visit with her fath er Phillip BatehoJor, and with her two sisters Mesdames I. F. Wood and A. G. L'uhman and their familie. Mrs. Smith reported having had a good time while in the west, still Plattsmouth looked pretty good to her on her return. Dennison's crepe paper at the Journal office.