The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 01, 1918, Page PAGE TWO, Image 2
MONDAY, APRIL I,l0l8. PAGE TWO. PLATTSMOUTH. SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL DIES OF WOUNDS iNFUGTEQ BY OWN HANDS MONDAY JOHN COPPLE, OF WABASH, CUTS KIS THROAT WITH RAZOR WAS DESPONDENT Worry Over Giving Up Farm Life and Son Going to War Assign ed as Cause of Act J'roni Thursday's Daily. About eight o'clock Monday morn ing. John Coppie, aged about sixty live years and residing in Wabash, vent to milk, ami some time later the wife, thinking he was staying an unusually long time, went to in vestigate, whereupon she found her husband with his throat cut so deep ly that the wind pipe was entirely severed- t'opplo had been a farmer, was fairly successful and had amassed sufficient property to insure living in plenty the balance of his life. As he had attained to a ripe old age, he concluded to move to town and having two sons, both married, but one com ins within the draft age, and so situated as to be called for service, he sold the old homestead -and moving to Wabash but a short time since, taking with him among other things a cow to assist in keep ing up the home needs and down the expense. His relations in Ihe home were Pkh!. with nothing to complain of whatever, having goil health and r.o fi'.Kinciil troubles to worry about. The thought of having to give up farm life after these many years to Mther with that of his son being called to the service, are assigned as the cause for his rash act. V.'hen the wife found him in the condition as stated, she secured help and had the unfortunate man re moved to the house and with prompt medical assistance he was saved from bleeding to death, as the jugu lar veins had not been severed, nor had the arteries. It was thought for a time that Lis life might be saved, but compli cations ensued ami he grew worse, showing no rallying power from the effects of the shock to his system Consequently, as a result, he died Tuesday evening at his 'home. Mr. t'opple slipped the razor with which he had been accustomed to shaviii? himself into his pocket; the morning of ihe deed, just before he s-tartod out to milk, and he had milked about half an inch in the j:.il before he made the attempt to lake his life. The blood stained razor was found where lie hail dropped it after saw irg away until the windpipe had been severed in twain, but the ar teries and veins, being imbedded a little deeper, were not reached, thus preventing him from dying instant ly I rum loss of blood. Mr. (Vpple was ever a first class t-iiizeu. a good neighbor and a hard working farmer who' made his voca t ion pay, and it is deeply to be re grettcd that anything preyed so up on his mind as to render him tin- accountable to such an extent that lie should take his own life. HAS ORDERS FOR DISCHARGE. l'rm "l ! u: s.i.i v s Dnily. A utter yesterday from Percy "Wart bun. who went to Camp Cody on September 1 4th, last, with the numbers of the "Dandy Sixth" from Omaha, has orders to have his be longings checked back to the gov frument. pending his discharge from the service for physical disability He will return to his home here. Y:u should write or telephone at me to A. HOSl'K CO. of Omaha for th ir list -f used pianos and for their catalogues of new high grade guar : ii teed player pianos ranging in price from Z'.'.'.iZJM) up. They invite orr-pondence and comparison. S- 1-4 wkswkly. Subscribe for the Journal. NEBRASKA Wc buy Rags, Rubber, Iron and Metal! S. CHflSEfr", Manager Etililh and Vine Sts., i i ttsmouth, ffebaska TEL- 08 REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. From Friday's Daily. S. C. Boyles to Farmers and Merchants Bank, Alvo, lots l and 2. block 4, Alvo, W. D $1,550.00 V. .S. Campbell to W. F. Leidig, lots 5 to 12, block 10, Eagle Q. C. D. $325.00 Grace B. Christopherson to W. F. Leidig, lots 5 to 12 block 10, Eagle W. D $1,067.00 "VYm. Wilkins to Fred Stock WY2 SEU SEVs, E SWU SWU SW'i 5-10- 11, N2 NWU NEU S-ll-10 W. D $05,650.00 Bennett Christweisser to Ray Christweisser N YV U W Y2 ofWUNE U 34-11-12 $1.00 Emma Charlboneau et al to C. C. Parmele EY2 SWU pt. W' SWU 9-11-14 pt. NWU NWU 16-11- 14 $4,500.00 Paul Stadelman to Chlora Allen lot 4 block 56, Plattsmouth $1,800.00 E. W. Thimgan to O. E. McDonald lots 1 to 9 block 10. Murdock $750.00 Carl Eisenhunt to E. . W. Thimgan pt. lots 13 to 16 block 13, Murdock $450.00 Simon Bohmier to G. W. Davis NV2 NEU 16,10- 12 $5,300.00 W. II. Mark to G. M. Mark pt. Wis NWU. Pt. SEU SWU 23-10-13 W. !).$ 13.000.00 GI. Mark to Luther Mead, same dis. M $13,000.00 GARDEN PLANTING TIME From Thursday's Daily. The time of year has come for the planting of gardens and the Journal would impress upon its readers the advisability of looking well to this important matter- Every one who has any available ground should utilize it for productive purposes. With the advent Sunday of the new- daylight savings bill, whereby the clocks will be turned ahead an hour, no one will labor so late but what he will yet have time to work in his garden by daylight and he should by ail means do so. "We ..can't all fight the enemy from the trenches, but we can help to defeat them by saving, conserving and producing and of the three the last is as great as the others. Let every man and every woman, boy and girl put his or her shoulder squarely against the wheel and push. This is not a time for drones, neither is it for any who are out of sympathy with the ends sought to be attained and true pa triotism will reap its reward as well as other virtues of manliness and womanliness, of which" this is by no means the smallest. WAR SAVINGS STAMPS' SOLD From Thursday's Daily. The total of the sale of Thrift and War Savings Stamns sold and pledg ed in plattsmouth up to the present time amount to something over $30,000. Of this sum, on the even ing of the drive the Parochial school was able to announce pledges for $1,545 worth, while all the other schools was a trifle over $21 000 worth of these securities. The above is a very credible show ing for Plattsmouth, when it is con sidered that -a large portion of the population is made up of working people, who labor by the sweat of their brow for their daily bread and who are really not able in these times of high priced everything, to invest a very large amount in these securities, ' however gilt-edged they might be as an investment. It is such staggering totals, made possi ble through liberal pledging on the part of these people, that furnishes a concrete example of what true pa triotism really is- ( The large percentage of those in vesting in this drive was made up of working men and women, and in some instances the purchase was really a sacrifice on their part. It isn't always the largest investor or giver who is the most patriotic at heart. If I Were a Farmer. If I were a farmer I would keep at hand l few reliable medicines for minor ailments that arc not so ser ious as to require the attention of a physician, such as Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy for bowel complaints. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for coughs, colds and croup Chamberlain's Liniment for .sprains, bruises and rheumatic pains. Chamberlain's Tablets for stomach troubles, biliousness and constipa tion. By having these articles at hand it would often save the trouble of a trip to town in the busiest season or in the night, and would enable me to treat slight ailments as soon as they appear, and thereby avoid the more serious diseases that so often follow. TIDE IS TURN ING TOWARD THE BRITISH BUT TRIFLING GAINS MADE BY THE TEUTONS DURING PAST - T WENT Y-FOUR HOURS GERMANS UNABLE TO ADVANCE Hindenburg is Developing an Attack Northward in the Arras Re gion as Next Move. London, March" 2 S. In the lao twenty-four hours the Germans hav made but one comparatively trifling gain as the result of numerous mass ed attacks along the whole front, says Reuter's correspondent at Brit ish headquarters. For the British there may be claimed several dis tinct local successes, either in com pletely repelling enemy blows or in wresting back ground won by coun ter attacks. Although the Germans continue to use their infantry with ruthless prodigality, the general pressure along the front is for the moment less determined. This may be at tributed in part to the enemy wait ing to bring up heavy. artillery prep aratory to another great effort, and in part to exhaustion. British Taking Prisoners London. March 2S. Prisoners and machine guns have been captur ed by the British, the war office an nounces. The lighting continues fiercely on both banks of the Somme This morning the enemy opened a heavy bombardment on the Brit ish defenses east of Arras. An a tack is developing i:i this sector. Repeated attacks were made by the enemy along the valley of the Somme in the neighborhood of Beai-mont-llamel, Pruisieux and Mayon- neville. They were repulsed. The reference in the official British statement to an attack east of Arras evidently means that the Germans have widened their battle front and are delivering a new and great offensive stroke on the north The battle was begun last week on a front extending as far north as the river Scarre. the junction of which with the battle line is almost due east of Arras. No fighting north of the river has been reported. The attacks which are developing today mark the beginning of a sec ond phase of the battle. German military writers in the last few days have been hinting that surprises were, in store for the' British and there has been much discussion of the possibility of a German drive for the coast with the channel ports of Calais and Dunkirk as the objec tives. The statement follows: "Severe fighting took place again yesterday evening and during the night astride the Somme and north ward, from Albert to Boyelles. Re peated attacks were made by the en emy along the valley of the Somme, and in the neighborhood of Beau mont-llamel, Pruisieux and Moyen neville. They were repulsed. We captured a number of prisoners and a number of machine guns. "The fighting is continuing most fiercely on both banks of the river Somme. "This morning the enemy opened a heavy bombardment on our de fenses east of Arras and an attack is developing in this sector." MAY BE LONG FIGHT From Thursday- Daily. Ill the eyes of many, who profess to know, the prospect looks good for a long fight ahead of us before the war is ended. Even though the present drive of Germany may fail, as we have reason to-believe it will, if the kaiser can prevent internal dissention in the Fatherland, the armies entrenched in allied soil may hang on for a long time. If so, we will have to furnish more men, more ships and more food and now is the time to give heed to these requisites and more especially to the latter. The crying need of Europe is for food stuffs and we are the one nation looked to to furnish it. Whooping Cough. Give Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to keep the cough loose and expec toration easy. It is excellent. FOR SALE Light Bramah egg fors hatching. 15 for $1.25. 50 for $3.50. 100 for $6.50. Mrs. John W. Stones, My- nard, Neb. 3-ll-3mo3vr S -3 tl Isi wl b This fifty year old remedy eases Sore Throats and Bronchial ' affections; soothes, : heals and gives quick relief. Sold by au druggists Dw3 mw S t EH i HEW for Coughs s Golds Keepvoar Stomach and Liver Healthy A vigorous Stomach, perfect working Liver and regular acting Bowels, if you will use Dr. King's New Life Pills. They correct Constipation have a tonic effect on the system eliminate poisons through the Bowels W00DMMEN CIRCLE MEETS. From Thursday's raily. Tuesday evening the Woodman Circle held their regular meeting in the M. W. A. hall. - The attendance was not as large as it usually is, owing to the fact that so many mem bers are also members of the Red Cross, they answering to the call "Duty Before Pleasure" and were absent on account of the Red Cross meeting. It was our pleasure to have with us Supreme Clerk Miss Dora Alex antler from Omaha. In her remarks to the Grove she expressed her de light in hearing that our Grove had purchased fifty dollars worth of War Savings Stamps, saying that we were the first in the state to tlo so. Among many other good and instruc tive suggestions Miss Alexander men tioneu that we might organize a Woodman Circle Auxiliary of the Red Cross, same as they have in Omaha, and the public may well ex pect some active action from this Grove tii the near future. Quoting Miss Alexanders words you may well be proud of your local deputy Mrs. Droege who is untiring in her efforts in securing members. and never like now, has the need for protection len more keenly felt. After the business meeting a short time was spent in a social way. LETTER FROM GEORGE KEARNES From Tl.n rsdav "s Pail v. Somewhere in France, No Date Dear Mother: I will try and answer your letter I received some time ago. I suppose you think I have forgotten that 1 ever had a home, but it takes so long t ) get an answer from over there, that I dislike to write. Do not worry about mo. for I am fine and ilim'y, and hope this finds you all the same Is Albert still at Doming. N'. M I sure have had some experience since I have been over here. I surely will be glad when I can tell you all about it. I do not think that you would know me. now even if you could ee me, lor I am taller than when I left home, and have grown a mustache. This is a great life bo lieve me. How is everybody in i'laitsnioutli. .1 heard Alice was married, if so, who did she marry? I sure would like to b? back in old Plattsmouth,' and more 1 have three months pay coming. I am carrying $10,000 insurance, which I th'nk is a pretty good thing. Do auy of you ever see Ray II. Should you, please tell him to answer my last leMer Bye. bye, from George with much love to Mother ami All. O. K. Earl M. Seflon, 1st Lieut. KiSth Inf. UNDERGOES OPERATION AT ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA From Thursday' Pally. Mrs. Charles Finch, of Topeka. Kansas, who is the daughter of Mr Thomas Wiles, Jr., of this city, and who with her husband, Chas. Finch, has been at Rochester, Minn, for some two weeks past, was operated upon, for goiter at the Mayo Bros hospital there a few days ago. Mr. Finch has a doubre goiter, and the operation for the removal of the growth on one sitle was all that was made at this time. It proved a com plete success ami the growth from the other side will be made later. Do You Sleep Well? To be at his best a man must, have sound, refreshings sleep. When wakeful and restless at night he is in no condition for work or business during the day. Wakefulness is of ten caused by indigestion and consti pation, and is quickly relieved by Chamberlain's Tablets. TryNa dose of these tablets and see how much better you feel with a clear head and good digestion. W. A. ROBERTSON, Lawyer. f East of Riley HoteL Ceates' Block, Second Floor. 1 J. GERMAN SPIES IN AEROPLANE PLANT IN UNITED STATES SENATOR OVERMAN SAYS ES PIONAGE SYSTEM CAUSED U. S. AIR PROGRAM TO FAIL. Metal Braces Sawed Off ajid Rejoined With Lead Otter Sabotage. Washington, March 28. Stirred by charges in the senate of delays in the aircraft program, the senate military committee this afternoon summoned Major General Squier and Colonel Deeds of the signal corps in charge of aircraft production and Howard Coffin, chairman of the air craft board, to appear immediately. Washington, March 28. Charges that German spies were responsible for this country's failure to keep up in its airplane program were made in the senate today by Senator Over man, democrat of North Carolina. He also charged that there were spies in the Curtiss plant. "If I were secretary of war I would commandeer the Curtiss plant and put out every man employed there and hire Americans in their places, declared Senator Overman. Senator Overman declared spies took metal braces and sawing them in two, joined the pieces with lead and then uainted over. The first Bristol machine tried fell. An in vestigation disclosed the defect. Many other pieces also had been tampered with and as a result the building of Bristol machines was de laved two months while inspectors and government agents went over and closely examined the various parts to replace tampered pieces. 400,000 Spies. Senator Overman stated it . had been said there are 100,000 German spies in this country but he believed there were 400,000. He said he was making no charge against any em ploye of the Curtiss plant but assert ed that some of their names sound un-American and added that "we do know that -spies are in the plant and that they have delayed the delivery of machines." Mr. Overman announced that his information had been obtained from a detective whose name he intended giving to Chairman Chamberlain of the senate mlitary committee so that he and others can be summoned be fore the military committee. WORKING LIKE A BEE HIVE. Fim Thursday's Daily. Last evening we passed the Red Cross rooms, even at nine o'clock and the ladies were working away like busy bees in the room and the room was completely filled with ev ery one as busy as they could be This is sure showing a great inter est in the cause which is nearest the heart of every patriotic woman in the nation. CALLS AT THIS OFFICE. From Thursday's Daily. Our old friend John M. Schwartz of Nehawka was attending to some business matters in this city :oday Ho motored to this city with his sou Henry and remained in this city this morning and was a passenger to Omaha this afternoon. I lis sou Henry went on to Omaha in the car this morning and will meet his fath er and accompany them to their home at Nehawka. We were very much pleased to see our old friend again, but sorry to learn that he was not feeling the best. Mr. Schwartz's grandson Mr. Allgaier was killed in a recent auto accident, which was a hard blow to Mr. Schwartz. FOR SALE. Young work team. Sound and well broke. Also, 2 year old Foiled Durham Bull. Also, thoroughbred White Rock eggs for hatching. $1 per setting of l.r eggs or ?5.oo per 100 eggs. Ira Bates, Cedar Creek, Neb. 3-27-4twkly i. thi-: roiwrv tiiiiiT of Cuss county, Nebraska. State of Nebraska. County of Cuss, ss : To itll persons interested in the es tate of William Mudig, deceased: On- reading the petition of Johanna Hudig, prjiying that the instrument filed in thin court on the 22nd day of March. 1918, and purporting to be the last will and testament of the said de ceased, may be proved and allowed, and recorded as the last will and tes tament of William liudig, deceased; that said instrument be admitted to probate, and the administration of said estate be granted to Johanna Budis:. as executrix. It is hereby or dered that you, and all persons in terested in said matter, may, and do appear at the County Court to be held in and for said county on -the z2nd day of April. A. D. 191S, at 10 o'clock a. m., to show cause, if any there be. why the prayer of the petitioner should not be granted, and that notice of the pendency of said petition, and that the hearing thereof be given to all persons interested in said matter, by publishing a copy of this Order in the Plattsmouth Journal, a semi-week ly newspaper printed in said county for three successive weeks prior to said day of hearing: Witness my hand, and seal or said court, this 26th day of March, A. D., 191S. ALLEN J. BEESON. (Seal)-al-3w - County Judge. OK D Kit OK IHOAIUXU and Xotice on Petition for Settlement of Account. In the County Court of Cass county, Nebraska. State of Nebraska, Cass cour.ty. s-s: To all persons interested in tl" tate of Mary C. Edgerton, Dc"iv On reading the petition of J. Edgerton praying: a final settK-int ai and allowance of his account tiled in this Court on the 2Sth day of March, 1918, and for assignment on residue of the estate and determination of heir ship; It is hereby ordered that you and all persons interested in said matter may, and do, appear at the County Court to be held in and for said County on the Cth day of April. A. .. 1918, at 10 o'clock a. m., to show cause, if any there be, why the prayer of the peti tioner should not be granted, and that notice of the pendency of said petition and the hearing thereof be Riven to all persons interested in said matter by publishing' a copy of this order in the Plattsmouth Journal, a semi-weekly newspaper printed in said county for one week prior to said day of hearing. In witness whereof, I have hereun to set mv hand and the Seal of said Court, this 2Sth day of March. A. 1., 191S. ALLEN J. BEESOX. County Judge. Ry FLORENCE WHITE. (SeaD-al-lw Clerk. OUDKIl OF Ili:HI0 on Petition for Apointment of Admin istrator or Administratrix. The State of Nebraska, Cass Coun ty, ss: In the matter of the Estate of James C. Kennedy, Deceased: On reading and tiling the petition of William Kennedy and James Kennedy praying that Administration of said Estate may 1? granted to Nora Ken nedy, as Administratrix: Ordered. That Monday. April S. A. P. 191S. at 10 o'clock a. in., is assigned for hearing said petition, when all per sons interested in said matter may appear at a County Court to be held in and for said County. and show cause why the prayer of petitioners should not be granted; and that notice of tiic pendency of said petition and the hearing thereof be given to all persons interested in said matter by publishing a copy of this order in the Plattsmouth Journal, a semi-weekly newspaper printed in said county, for three succesive weeks, prior to said day of hearing. Dated March H. 191S. ALLEN J. BEESOX. (Seal) ml8-3w County Judge. OHDP.lt OK 1IC A It IN i and Notice on Petition for Settlement of Account. In the County Court of Cass coun ty, Nebraska. State of Nebraska. Cass county, ss: To all persons interested in the Es tate of Nancy Elizabeth Wiles, de ceased : On reading the petition of Thomas F. Wiles, Administrator, prayiiig a final settlement and allowance of his account filed in this Court on the 21st day of March. 191S, and for n decree assigning said estate and the dis charge of said administrator; It is hereby ordered that you and all persons interested in said matter may, and do appear at the County Court to be held in and for said Coun ty, on the Mh day of April, A. D., 1!18, at 10 o'clock a. in., to show cause if any there be. why the prayer of the petitioner should not be granted and that notice of the pendency of said petition, and the hearing thereof be given to all persons .interested in said m. titer by publishing a copy of this order in the Plattsmouth Journal, a semi-weekly newspaper printed in said county, for one week prior to said day of hearing. In witness whereof, I hove hereunto set my hand and the Seal of said Court, this 21st day of March, A. D., 1918. ALLEN J. BEESOX. i Seal) ni23-lw County Judge. XOTICK KOIt lIKAHI.Nti In the County Court of Cass coun ty, Nebraska. In the matter of the Estate-of Mar tha Shelter. Deceased. To all Creditors, Heirs and persona interested in the estate of Martha Sheffer, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that on the tytn dav or January. 1918, Samuel H. Loder filed a verified petition in the Loimly Court or Cass county. Nebras ka, setting forth that Martha Shelter 'lied intestate in Cass county. Nebras ka, on the 17th day of August. 1891 seized Of the following described real estate, to-wit: The Southwest quarter isvvyi) or section Fifteen (15) Town ship Twelve (12) North, Range Nine (9 East of the 6th I'. M.. in Cass coun ty. Nebraska: that they are now the owners of all of the aforesaid lands and that they acquired title to all of the aforesaid real estate through deeds oi conveyance, duly executed and ae knowledge!, from the heirs of Martha bherfer. deceased: that no administra tion of the estate of the said Martha Sheffer lias been had in the state of Nebraska, and that not more than two years has expired since her death; they pray for a determination of the time and place of the death of Mar tha Sheffer, a determination of the heirs of said deceased, their degree of kinship and the right of the descent or said real estate and that the credi tors of Martha Sheffer be forever bar red and enjoined from asserting any claim upon said real estate. Said petition will be heard before said County Court at its rooms in the City of Plattsmouth, In said countv on the IStli day of March, 1918, at 10 o'clock a. m. (By the Court) ALLEN J. BEESOX. (Seal) f21-3w. County Judge. OIlUEIt of iikaici.m; on I "ft it ion for Appointment of Ad ministrator or Administratrix. The State of Nebraska, Cass coun ty, ss: In the County Court. In the matter of the Estate of Em ily A. La I la. Deceased. On reading and filing the petition of Samuel O. Latta, praying that admin istration of said Estate mav bo irrant. ed to Petitioner, as Administrator; oruereu. runt April is. A. D.. I9is. at ten o'clock a. ni., is assigned for neanng saiu petition, when all ner- sons interested In said matter mav appear at a County Court to be held in anu ior said County, and show cause why the prayer of petitioner should not be granted: and that no. tlce of the pendency of said petition Tested Seed omS I have bad my corn tested at State University. General i uu 77 D. I am offerinc this corn for s1h at. strong. $3.00 Per Bnshel and the hearing thereof be given to all persons interested in said matter by publishing a copy of this order in the Plattsmouth Journal, a semi-weekly newspaper printed in said county, for three successive weeks prior to said day of hearing. Dated March 21, 1918. ALLEN J. BEESOX. (Seal) Hi2u-3w County Judge. MITICK TO COMICACTOltS Sealed bids will be received at the office of the County Clerk in Platts mouth, Nebraska. up till NOON on onday. April 8th, 1918. for building i i ad, steel, and w ood ami steel bridges, ooucrete arch and box culverts, and other concrete work, such as wings and abutments, for the year 1315s', as provided by law. Plans and specifications now on tile, in the office of the County Clerk at Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Separate bids may be filed for each class of bridge work and for concrete arcli and box culvert work. All bids to be opened on Tuesday, April 9th. 191S, at eleven o'clock a. in. The Board of County Commission ers reserves the right to reject any or all bids. The Board of Commissioners reserves the right to build all culverts and bridges costing $."00.00 or less. A certified check for $500.00 must accompanv each bid. FRANK J. LIBEP.S1IAL. (Seal) mll-4w. County Clerk. ORDER OF IIKARI.NO on Petition for Apointment of Admin istrator or Administratrix. The State of Nebraska, Cass Coun ty, ss: In the matter of the Estate of George J. Oldham, Deceased. On reading and filing the petition of Mary L. Craig praying that Adminis tration of said Estate may be granted to Pauline Oldham, as Administratrix; Ordered. That Tuesday. April , A. D. 191S. at 10 o'clock a. m.. is assigned j for hearing said petition, when all per sons interested in said matter may appear at a County Court to be held In and for said County, and show cause why the prayer of petitioner should not be granted; and that liotii-e. of the pendency of said petition aiid the hearing thereof le Riven to all persons interested in said matter ly publishing a copy of this order in t ho Plattsmouth Journal. a semi-weekly newspaper printed In said county, for three succesive weeks, prior to said dav of hearing. Dated March It. 191S. ALLEN J. BEESOX. (Seal) mlS-oW County Judge. BRITISH INFLICT DEFEAT TO TURKS London, March 2S. The entire Turkish force in the Hit area in Mesopotamia has been captured or destroyed by the British, the war office announces. Three thousand prisoners were taken. Hit is on the Euphrates river 100 miles west of Bagdad. The town was evacuated on March 9 by the Turks, who fell back to Khan-Bagh-dadi, twenty-two miles above Hit, be fore the British column operating along the Euphrates, which has been conducting a vigorous and successful campaign. GERMANY ADMITS LOSSES IN MEN ARE VERY HEAVY Berlin (.via London), March 2S. Concerning German losses, the Ger man official report says: "Our losses have been generally kept within normal limits, although at some of the most vital points they were heavier. Out of every 10 0 wounded it is estimated that, from sixty to seventy received slight injur ies. "On the Lorraine front artillery battles increased in violence." JAPAN WILL TRADE U. S. 100,000 TONS OF SHIPS Washington. D. C. Marcii 2S. Formal announcement of the war trade board tonight of the new ship ping arrangement between the Unit ed States and Japan shows that Japan is to turn over to the American fleet immediately, twelve big steamers of 100,000 tons dead weight capacity in return for steel supplies. Negotiations are proceeding for the transfer of 200,000 tons of new construction on the same basis. For Bilious Troubles. To promote a healthy action of the liver and correct he disorders caused by biliousness. Chamberlain's Tablets are excellent. Try them and see how quickly they give you a rel ish for your food and banish that dull and stupid feeling. FOR SALE. A good milch cow, with calf by side. Inquire of V. Beloiilavy, north west part of town. 28-2td2tw Buff Orpington ggs for sale. V. T. Richardson, Mynard, Neb. tfd&w CASTOR I A For Infants and Children In Use For Over 30 Years Always bears the Biz nature of VVM. SEAY J"