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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA,. THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1S18.
WERE BOTH SE
' VERELY WOUNDED
IN BATTLE OF SHIL9
TWO PLATTSMOUTH CITIZENS
FOUGHT SIDE BY SIDE IN
THE CIVIL WAR.
3Iore Than Fifty Years Have Now
Elapsed, but the Recollection
is Fresh in Their Minds
From Monday's Daily.
Yesterday the writer dropped u
to the Burlington station just before
the afternoon train went east to ree
mi me traveling puonc was do
ing, and found two of our dear old
friends there telling of the time
which has long since passed of the
battles of Pittsburg Landing and of
Shiloh, which were fought fifty-six
years ago Saturday and yesterday.
These men, now aged as we count
life, were then in the prime of thoir
young manhood and" filled with en
thusiasm for the cause. They are
Justus Lillie and Uncle John (Dad)
Renner. They were both in the bat
tle and each received a wound. The
battle, which lasted two days, was
not without its effect in the ulti
mate outcome of the war, and al
though the northern orces were
sorely beaten the first day they ral
lied on the next and with the aid of
reinforcements' were able to carr'v
off the honors. The first day of this
battle was the 6th day of April. 1S'J2
and it was on this day that the
southern army drove the federal
forces back with such rapidity that
thes nearly 'pushed them into the
river. This was largely due to raw
recruits being used in the northern
army and the divisions were badly
broken up and scattered. A detach
ment "of rnofe seasoned -veterans
would, however, be detailed to hold
back the rebel forces as long as pos
sible while the troops were formed
into a semblance of an army again,
and thus the fighting continued un
til nightfall. By the morning of the
7th of April General Buell had ar
rived with reinforcements and the
result was the battle went Against
the rebels. Albert Sidney Johnson
was in command of the rebels while
Generals Grant and Sherman were
in command of the union troops. The
reinforcements which Buell brought!
up gave the northern side greater
numbers, although the main advan
tage was in the troops which came
to tt- "s.id being more seasoned
fiL -s. The confederates were
driven to Corinth, and the battle
won by the Union troops. In the bat
tle the Union troops lost in killed
lo.r73 men and the losses of the
Confederates were 10,699.
"Dad" Renner was wounded in
t li o loft n rm nnH QnffArtt n RliP'lit'
scratch across his waist line, the
bullet cutting the waist' band of;
his trousers as he was standing side-.
wise , to the direction from which
the shot came, and passed through
his left arm near the elbow. .
Justus Lillie was wounded on the
of his left shoulder near the '
collar bone. The wounds of both
these men were so near serious that
the excitement was intense, espec-
ially when so many men were be-, States of America, assembled in Mass
ing killed, dropping on every side. ! Convention in the Village of Mynard,
These two jollj- comrades were Cass County, Nebraska, on this" 6th
talking and laughing about the bat-fday of April, 1918, that our Repre
t!e yesterday, but then it -is now t sentative in Congress from the'First
more than fifty years removed from J
the present day, and the war of the
rebellion has been a matter of his
tory for a half century.
WILL DEPART FOR RACINE WIS.
From Monday s Daily.
Fred Wynn has accepted a position -
with the Wallis Tractor Company of
Racine, Wisconsin, and will departed
.for that place durng this week.
where he will take up a position with (
that company. He will for some six
weeks, work in the shops of the coun- i
try and familiarize himself with the
new models of their tractor which .
they are putting out, and will then
be assigned to one of the ten dis
tributing points of that company, as
a service man for that territory.
Fred is a good worker, and has
an extensive knowledge of motors
and machinery which will make him
a very euitieut uuiii m mr ji'jsitio-u
which he has accepted.
Service Flags at the Journal Office.
BUYS NEW REPUBLIC TRUCK.
From Monday's Daily.
Bert Satchel of near Mynard has
just purchased a new Republic
Motor Truck for use on his farm.
getting it through the T. II. Pollock
Auto company. Mr. Satchel will find
this truck of great service to him in
i his rarm work and be a "ving
in many ways, besides doing much
more work that he would be ab'e to
do by means of the teams.
A BIG SUCCESS
From Monday's Daily.
Saturday evening, April Cth', the
committee of the Third Liberty Loan
drive, and the Mynard Red Cross,
held a patriotic meeting and supper,
which will long be remembered by
those in attendance. The program
rendered by the schools, district No.
2, 3 and 45 deserve special men
tion, and shov.-s the patriotic spirit
of both children and teachers.
TV. T. Richardson, chairman of the
committee introduced the speaker of
the evening. Rev. Father Shine,
whose words brought home to us, the
all importance of this war, urging
us to take heart, and strike in the
full measure of our strength, to the
limit of our energies and resources,
as becomes the sons of men, whose
name and fame we bear.
A beautiful flag donated by B TV.
Livingston. A. A. TVetencamp, TV.
T. Richardson, Oscar Gapen and
Joseph J. Johnson was presented to
the ladies of the Red Cross, by Rev.
E. II. Pontius. Mrs. Chas. Barnard
receiving the flag, with well chosen
words of appreciation and thanks.
Little Richard LiviYigston gave his
big Buff Orphington rooster, which
netted the Red Cross $39.00. Grant
Vetencamp drew the rooster for $11.
The refreshments served by the la
dies swelled the pot to $121.10. The
ladies of the Red Cross wish to thank
Mr. Johnson and the committee for
the interest they have shown and
the time they have spent thatthis
meeting might be a success, and
further more, Mr. Johnson ,has
brought before the people the fol
lowing resolution, which was unani
We. the undersigned Citizens of
the United States and Residents of
School District No. 2. 3. and 45. in
the County of Cass, Nebraska, as
sembled in Mass Meeting for t're
purpose of commemorating the en
trance of the United State3 of Amer
ica into the World Conflict for De
mocracy; to support and promote the
Third Liberty Loan of the United
States of America, and to consider
other vital and important questions
affecting the United States of Amer
ica, offer to our Congressman, the
Honorable C. F. Reavls. the following
resolutions unanimously adopted at'
caid meetfng and subscribed by all
Whereas, the efforts of th Unit
ed States of America, in preparing
and equipping its soldiers to uphold
the cause of Freedom and the Glory
of the United States, is continually
hampered by the nefarious conduct
and efforts of persons in the Unit
ed States guilty of espionage, and.
Whereas, the lives of American
Soldiers are continually in danger
thereby and cause of Liberty endan
ered, hampered and impaired ,
Therefore be it resolved, by-the
undersigned Citizens of the United
Congressional District of Nebraska,
Honorable C. F. Reavis, be and he is
hereby instructed to use his utmost
efforts to secure the passage of such
laws by Congress as may be neces
sary .to impose upon all persons con
victed of espionage, in whatever de-
gree ana wnetner citizens or the
United States or aliens, the infliction
of the death penalty.
Be it further resolved that . -our
said Representative, Honorable C. F.
Reavis. be further instructed to use
his best efforts to secure the people
of the United States such laws and
regulations as may be necessary to
secure general publicity of all execu-
tions for espionage, to the end that
all spies and traitors may know the
certainty of punishments for their
acts and deeds.
Be it further resolved that this
resolution signed by each of us be
forwarded bv the Officials in charge
ri mis meuntv ip our congressman, ;
Honorable C : F. Reavis.
Read the Journal Ads It Pays
RED GROSS MAR
KET SATMRDAY A
ARTICLES CONTRIBUTED SOLD
AND RAFFLED NET A RE
TURN OF $223.00.
Committee in Charge Have Reason
to Feel Proud of Success At
tained in Enterprise.
From Monday's Dally.
the committee m charge of the
lieu vross marKei last saturdav is
well pleased "with the results of the
market, at which was realized from
the sale of home cooking and raffling
of various articles which had been
donated the no small sum of $223
The committee had the cakes, pies."?, . !l"!,u",s UUL r om
v....j i I r.Il the rest is L. C. Sharne. who has
breads and such other edibles nicely
displayed on the work tables, with
here and there boquets of snap
dragons and other cut flowers, mak
ing these articles more attractive
The ladies in charge feel very
much indebted to Mr. C. E. Hartford
for the ton of coal he kindly do
nated and on which they are sell-
ng chances at 10 cents each. - They
also acknowledge with gratitude do
nations of various other articles, all
going to help make up the grand to
tal realized from the sale. The bas
ket of eggs donated by Mrs. Julius
Pitz, the basket having been made
by her husband, was won on a rafie
by Mrs. TV. E. Rosencrans who held
the lucky number. An embroidered
sofa pillow had been offered by Mrs.
B. Chrisweiser and chances were sold
on it, Mrs. Will Clement being the
lucky one. Mrs. Q. K. Parmele had
made a beautiful quilt and given it
to the Red Cross, chances being sold
on it, also. Mrs. Parmele had tak
en a chance on it herself and when
the number was drawn she happen
ed to be the lucky one. Mrs. C. L.
Herger also kindly donated $10.00.
The various amounts realized on the
chances sold, together with the re
sults of the sale of edibles amounted
to the munificent sum of $223, which
amount will go to help swell the
treasury of the local chapter of the
Red Cross and eventually be spent in
the purchase of necessary supplies
and working materials.'
The. members of the committee in
charge of this market were Mrs. E.
Ptak, chairman; Mesdames C. A. Ro
sencrans, A. J. Trilety, E. A." Wurl,
W. E. Rosencrans, and Joe Hiber,
Jr. Miss Edith Dovey was unable
to assist being out of town.
The ladies in charge wish to thank
everyone who contributed in any
way toward making this market the
success it proved to be those who
donated so liberally, those who pur
chased liberally and those who gave
of their time to assist with disposing
of the goods offered.
IN THE COUNTY COURT.
From Monday's Daily.
In the case of Parr Young vs.
Andrew Paulson, the matter in
which suit was brought on account
was continued for seven days.
A hearing of claims on the will of
Mrs; Caroline C. Race of Weeping
Water, was held today. Harry Race '
was in from that place this morning
attending the hearing.
In the case of the matter of the
estate of James Kennedy, the hear
ing was for the appointment of an
In the case of Earnest R. Elliott,
minor, of which James DellesDenier
was guardian, on application of the
ward becoming of age, he was dis
charged. The final hearing was had in
the matter of the estate of Mrs.
Nancy Elizabeth Wiles, deceased, was
had, and the estate settled up the
administrator Thomas F. Wiles, dis
charged.. - BUYS JERSEY COW IN LINCOLN.
From Monday's Daily.
John F. Gorder departed this after
noon for Lincoln, with his car and
trailer, going to bring with him en
his return a Jersey cow, which he
recently purchased, back with him..
With the trailing cart, Mr. Gorder Is
able to bring the cow home as ran.
jdiy as if he did not have it hitched
to the car
Mr. Gorder is a great
lover of a fine cow, and doe? rot
I stop on the price of a good milker
and butter maker.
SPEAKER VERSUS STOTTTER
From Monday's Daily. " "
A large number of people were
in the city from Union, and that
vicinity, today attending the case in
the District Court, of Sreakman,
and Irey vs. Stottler and Stottler.
The case is where a conveyance of a
Piece of property from W'm. Slott!er
deceased to C. S. Stottler and Loren
Stottler, is sought to be set aside bv
Mesdames Speakman and Irey, they
being daughters of TViu. Stottler and
sisters or the defendants. A. P.
- r m -m v a . . .
iuoran 01 rseDrasKa i.ity is appear
ing for the . plaintiffs, and C. A.
Rawls for the defense.
L. C. SHARPE THE MOVING SPIRIT
From Monday's laily.
Incident to the formation of the
new company, wnich is taking over
the Western Machine and Foundry
Company, and which will be culmin
ated in the near future, the one
been behind this institution here.
and who has had faith in this city,
when others had not. Mr. Pharpe
was the one which made the plnnt
here a success. John Chonieska jor
who this place was constructed went
to the winds, and left the bunding
standing idle. Mr. Sharpe who came
along, then returning from a two
years sojourn in Germany, where he
had charge of a large machine shop,
picked up the proposition, but not
being in shape to handle it then,
kept the property, until his contract
for some special work w?s complet
ed in Australia. Then he returned
and it was he that revived the insti
tution, disposing of all the eld stuff
of the Chopie Engine company, and
began the manufacture of other
things, and by using careful and con
servative business juJgrnent, has
made the sujecess of t!rs institution.
which it has enjoyed until now At
the present time there is under con
tract at good prices hundreds of
thousand dollars wor?If ;T work. -
In the beginning Mr. Sharp? had
in mind something better for Platts
mouth, and with that end in view
he has worked patiently and persist
ently, and now he sees the dawning
of the realization of his dream of
a great industry for his native city.
Many were times and numerous
the places, where he has been offer
ed a site, and bonus for removing his
plant, but these he has refused, be
cause he had faith in Plattsmouth.
and has stuck to her. While in Aus
tralia, Mr. Sharpe was employed in
special missions for the American
Tin Can Co., and is still retained on
the board of advisory,' which are
working all the time for the better
ment of the output of that eoranany.
The sanitary tin can which is used
by them, was an invention of Mr.
CHILD EITTEN BY MAD DOG
From Morubj's Dsiilv
Francis, the little three year old
child of Mr. and Mrs. William Wet
tencamp, while playing with a Jittle
pup, was bitten by it. Upon inves
tigation it was found that the puppy
had a case of Dumb Rabies. Upon
the advice of phj'sicians the parents
hastened to Omaha, where thc-y are
taking the little one to Dr. Davis of
that place for treatme'nt and con
sultation. They are thus hastening
with the matter, and fearing that
they will have to take the little one
to Chicago to an institute which
treats this manner of diseases. Dr.
Sander was called to examine the
puppy, and found its jaws set, having
the lock jaw. The parents are do
ing what they can and doing it as
soon as possible to avert any infec
tion which might be caused by the
OPERATED UPON AT 0MAITA.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Mrs. C. A. JVVright of Hiawatha,
Kansas, arrived here this morning,
via the Missouri Pacific, called on
account of her mother's sickness.
Mrs. Hettie Covert. Upon her arrival
she found her mother had been tak
en to Omaha, where she was operpt
ed upon at a hospital for relief from
effects resulting from a vaccination
which she had-received a short time
since, atrs. Wright had a phone
message from the bedside of her
mother this morning and was told
that she was resting easier, that
seven places had been operated up
on in her side, which had formed
abscesses from the vareine. Mrs.
Wright departed on the early after
noon train for Omaha and will assist
in caring for the mother.
NATES IN LOVE
AND RESULTS IN WEDDING HERE
AT TWO O'CLOCK THIS
Hearts of Myra Mae Stenner and E
B. Chappell Now Seat as One
in Connubial Eliss.
From Wednesday's Tidily.
This afternoon at two o'clock
at the home of the bride's mother,
Mrs. Inez Stenner, was united in
marriage her daughter. Miss Myra
.Mae Stenner of this city to Mr. J-:i-wood
15. Chappell. of Lincoln. Neb.
The wedding, which was a quiet,
home wedding, was attended by only
the immediate friendr, and relatives
of the contracting parties. The cer
emony was performed by the R?v.
A. J. Hargett, pastor of the Christian
church here, of which the bride is
a member, while the groom is a mem
ber of t the Christian church at Lin
coln. The bride has made her home in
Plattsmouth most of her life, and is
one of the choicest of the fair young
ladies of this city. Pesidcs attending
the Plattsmouth schools, she grad
uated from the Lincoln High school
and also had a number of years in
the State University, at Lincoln, and
is exceptionally bright.
Th groom is a graduate of the
University of Nebraska, receiving
his degrees in 1912, .and later on as
a student there he took some addit
ional work entitling him to other de
grees, received in 1016. He is a
member of the Delta Chi fraternity,
and member of the Lancaster coun
ty bar. , He has been engaged in
Lincoln for the past two jears.
It was while attending the state
university, both as students, that
these young people first met and de
veloped an acquaintanceship which
riped into love and today has brot
them to the marriage alter.
The bride was gowned in a simple
dress cf organdie over fillet lace and
the groom was attired in the con
The happy couple departed on the
afternoon train for the northern
portion cf the state, where they will
Visit at the home of Mr. Chappell's
mother for some time. They will
make their home in Lincoln.
HATTER OF KISSING THE FLAG.
From Wf-1r!lay's T::ly.
We have read of a number of in
stances, wnere some one who has
been found to have been disloyal to
this country, by actions or expres
sions, and the people who have been
irisenssd. and justly so to have re
quired that the flag be kissed as an
acknowledgment of their allegiance
to it, and declaration that they will
heroafter be loyal to this govern
ment. The idea of this is good and
in keeping with what should be re
quired, that the one who is guilty of
the either thought, action or speech
agr.inst this nation or its institu
tions, we as Americans revere the
Flag, the emblem of Liberty and dis
like to have its folds, contaminated
with the contact from the lips of
some vile ingrate, and treasonable
rpy, who seeks the protection of the
Flag, only to propagate sedition
either insidiously or openly. Punish
ment fit for the offense should be
meted out to the offenders in all cas
es and they should be compelled to
reverence th Star Spangld Banner,
with a true reverence.
LOSES ARM FROM
GUN SHOT WOUND
From Tii(-siay's Dally.
Dewey Huston, aged about twenty
years, at Nebraska City some davs
since while dtit hunting had his gun
accidentally discharged. the con
tents striking his left arm and tear
ing a portion of it away. It was pt
tempted to save the arm, but it had
to be amputated, and the young man
is getting along nicely at this time.
His mother, Mrs. E. Huston of
Omaha, who formerly lived in this
city, has been at Nebraska City visit
ing with her son and assisting car
ing for him. and arrived in this city
this morning visiting for the day
with her sister Mrs. J. H. Hines. and
departed for her home on the after
SUFFERS STR0XE OF PARATYSIS
From Ti:sdpy's Daily.
Last evening at about ten thirty
o'clock tt his home in this city J. TV.
Johnson suffered a stroke of paraly
sis, which left the right side entire
ly without ability to move, and he
"has not been able to speak. Since
the attack Mr. Johnson has been
sleeping and gradually growing
weaker. All is being done which
can be for this pioneer of Nebraska
and Plat turnout h, try the members of
his family, and what loving hands
and the best of medical abiliry can
do is being done. Mrs. Ed. Johnson
arrived this morning from her home
io Lincoln, as well as Algie Johnson
and Avife of that place also. F. H.
Johnson will be here this afternoon
from his farm near Weeping Water
and Jay J. Johnson will arrive from
his home at St. Joseph soon, Ed will
arrive this evening. But little hope
is entertained for his recovery. Mr
Johnson has been one of the makers
of this city and has a host of friends
who will be pained to learn of h?s
SHARPE SAFETY CRANKS
TO SOUTH AMERICA
From Tuesday's Daily.
We dropped into the Western Ma
chine and Foundry Comnanv on our
way to the Burlington station this
afternoon and found a cae for ship
ment, marked H. P. & C. Eueros
Aires in Transit for Conception Ar
gentina. Upon, inquiry we found
that it was a case of twenty-four
safety cranks for Ford cars, which
are manufactured here and the
shipment is to the other side of the
World. But few people know of the
extent to which the output of this
The people handling this shipment
are located in New York City and
have branch ofTices in the antipodes,
as well all over the world, they be
ing Ilupagny Pottain Co.
ARE DIVIDING THE ESTATE. '
From. Monday's Daffy.
The most eminently and proper
way to divide an estate, is to do it
before the time comes for the ap
pointment of an administrator seems
about right.' George TV. Shrader and
children are mostly in the city to
day, dividing the estate, that the
lawyers might not have the estate
to contest over, but it may nil go
where the owner chooses. The di
vision is being made today, and all
are being considered and the divi
sion is being done with considera
tion for all and will be satisfactory.
A lazy liver leads to chronic djs
pepsia and constipation, weakens
the whole sj'stem. Doan's Rcgulets
(30c per box) act mildly on th? liver
and bowels. At all drug stores
Box Paper and Correspondence
Cards at the Journal office.
"Kaiserism Must Be Stamped
Out and Our Boys Returned to
Their American Homes"
Until this is accomplished the matter of bank
earning? and business profits becomes secon
dary. Business can and must make sacrifices.
Individuals have the same responsibilities.
They too must contribute Time and Treasure
giving of one, loaning of the other to the
Put your Heart and Money into the fight
against kaiser Bill. Come to this bank and
make your signature on a Liberty Loan sub
First National Bank,
REDS WOULD USE
ARMED FORGE TO
LENTNE DECLARES EUSSL HAY
WAGE WAR ON NIPPON
Naval Landing; Troubles the Basic
Cause of this Contemplated
Moscow, Monday. April S. Nik-t-loi
Lcnine, the bolsheviki premier, in
a speech htre today, said that io.--
Sibly Russia would have to iiecla--
war on Japan in connection with
the landing of Japanese troops :;t
German assistance of the govern
ment forces in Finlaud is part of a
pl3ii to gain control of northern
Russia and cut the interior of Euro
pean Russia off from the Arctic and
This is the view of the Finnish
situation of Oscar Tokio. farmer
premier of Finland and a commis
sioner for the Finnish rebel govern
ment. New Russ Republic
London, April 9. Kazan province
in eastern European Russia has lx-c-u
proclaimed an independent republic
by the congress of peasants in that
province, according to Reutr s I'et-
rograd correspondent. The Counn!
of People's Commissioners has ht-m
notified to this effect.
Kazan province is in the Volga re
gion and its capital, Kazan, is sit-
uated on the Kazanka river, lu-ar lw
point of its confluence' with th.'
Volga, 430 miles east of Moscow. Tlw
populatiou of more than 2.000,000
3 over one-half Russian and more
than one-fourth Tartar. Its ;ira is
24.600 square miles.
Frrm Wednesday's Daily.
Me-srs. Pickett & Clark the barbers
are materially improving the inter
ior of their barber shop, by arrange
ment they have acquired two mere
feet of room, by having tlie partit'f n
set over that much, thus enlarging
the shop, and they are placing the
double fountain washstand which
was in the shop under the C'.iss Coun
ty Bank, and which will give them
more room to work. The shoo hus
been a trifle narrow, and this en-
argement will add. greatly to their
convenience in working, and a? so to
t lie customers getting around.
Algie Johnson of Lincoln, who has
been here on account of his father
being seriously sick, departed for his
home after a two davs Etav here.
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