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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1918.
AND COSTS IN
FIRST ACTION IN COUNTY UNDER
STATE SEDITION ACT
FIRST OFFENSE - - FINE LIGHT
Plead Guilty to the Charge of Hav
ing Made Seditious
Kiuiii Wednesday's Daily.
The first case to come under the
state sedition act, was brought first
in the county court yesterday, when
John Habel was arrested by Chief
of Police V. A. Barclay upon infor
mation tiled before County Judge
I'.eeson by county attorney A. G.
Cole, accusing; John Habel of hav.ng
made seditious utterances. When he
was arraigned before the county
judge and the accusation lead to him,
he pleaded guilty to having made
the remarks, whicli were attributed
to him and was by Judge Beeson
hound over to the District court,
which was then in waiting upstairs.
He was Immediately taken to that
court, where he was arraigned,
charged as he had pleaded in the
lower court. He likewise pleaded
guilty here, and was questioned by
the judge, and made promises to re
frain from such titterances in the
future. As an admonition, h was
assessed a fine of one hundred dollars
i'.nd costs, which he paid amounting
The iiidsre renrimanifed him nrettv
severely, but let Lliu of-lightly,' it
being his first offense, but assured
the prisoner that in case he appear
ed before the court on another charge
of like character that the law should
have its full force and effect. The
exfreme penalty of the law in such
ca?es is a fine of ? 10,000.00 and costs
of prosecution and an imprisonment
of twenty ,years in the penitentiary.
Some may think this is a severe pen
alty for a little talking, but the
exigencies of the case of this cbarac
ter is such that it requires severe
penalties. In some places the mode
of punishment is more severe, as we
have sf-en where justice was not met
ed out to the ones guilty of the of
fense, that, the people have taken
the punishment of the .rime into
their own hands with much harder
We do not believe in the rule of
the mob, but believe all offenses
should have a fair square trial, but
the punishment for the crime h:is not
been fixed too harsh, for all must
remember we are now in a state of
war. and stern means have to be
PIONEER OF MURRAY DIES.
T'rrm Wednesday's Dally.
William A. Brown of Murray died
at his home in that city Monday
morning at an advanced age from
Uremic poisoning. Mr. Brown has
lived in Murray for many years and
is known by most of the people of
that and this community. The fun
eral will occur from the Presbyterian
church at Murray and the interment
be made at the Horning cemeters'
just south of this city. The funeral
will be held at one thirty in the
afternoon in order that the long dis
tanee to the cemetery may be made in
time that the interment may not be
too late. An extended account of his
life will occur in a later issue of this
ORGANIZED A FARMERS
BUREAU LAST NIGHT
I'i om Wednesday's Dally.
The Farmers last evening in Mt
Pleafant precinct, organized a Farm
ers Bureau and then the county
agent was present, and at the school
house where the meeting was held
the building was crowded to the very
doors on account of the interest
which is being taken in the work
which is being instituted by the gov
ernment in their efforts to have the
country produce more from the terri
tory than it had heretofore. ' The
bureau was organized and is in effi
cient working force in this county.
The board which was selected for the
supervision of th work of that pre-
cinct, and to work in conjunction
with "the county agent and the
boards of the other pmcincts and the
county board, were Oscar Domingo,
W. J. Phil pot, Frank Massey, A. J
scnaeter ana iienry scnneii ana r.n
excellent board, -who will do all they
can to further the interests of the
government, and the farmers Individ
WILL PLAY BALL SUNDAY.
Fmm Wednesday's Dai"'?.
A game has been arranged for the
coming Sunday between the Council
Bluffs Imperial's and the Red Sox of
Plattsmouth. Should the weather
prove fair, you may expect to see
one of the most hotly contested games
of the season. Both clubs are fresh
and are full of pep. and will make a
great effort for ' the first game.
Whether it will be good ball or not
is another question but they will
both play ball.
STUDY OF GERMAN
From Wednesday's Dally.
The Board of Education at a re
cent meeting voted to dicontinue at
once the study of German which has
been an elective in the High School
Curriculum in the Junior and Sen
ior years. Full credit will be given
students, and as a substitute a short
course in National Welfare, based
upon text book prepared by the U. S.
Government will -be given. This
course will be taught by Miss Baird
who has had charge of the classes in
C. D. QUINTON APPOINT
ED SPECIAL AGENT
From Wednesday's Daily.
Yesterday the State Defense Coun
cil at Lincoln and the United States
stock and seeds council issued a cer-
ificate of appointment of Sheriff C.
D. Quinton as special agent for these
two auxiliaries of the government
n the looking after the conserva-
ion of the supplies of seeds and
stocks of grain and other utilities,
and in the administration of the
edicts of the defense council of the
state. The State Defense council and
the government state seeds council.
recommend the working with their
special agent is accomplishing the
things for which he has been ap
Because of the seriousness of the
seed' corn problem the farmers must
take no chances with their seed corn.
The seed corn should be thorough
y tested and when you have secur
ed god seed keep it protected -from
anything which is likely to injure the
Because your corn did not mature
last year you should not be in a
hurry to plant this spring. It was
not because the corn was not plant
ed early enough last year that it did
not mature, but because the season
was unfavorable. Be sure the soil is
warm enough to sprout your corn
before you plant for if you lose your
seed by planting before, conditions
are favorable, you may have to sub
stitute some other small grain such
as cane, millet, etc., for corn. You
know how- hard it was to secure
your lirst seed and it will be ten
times harder to secure seed fcr a sec
ond planting if it can be secured at
It is not safe to begin planting be
fore May 5th or 6th if the weather
is favorable and best if you do not
have very much to prant, not to be
gin before May 10th.
L. R. SNIPES.
County Agricultural Agent,
Weeping Water, Nebr.
He Can Rest Fine Now.
"I suffered greatly from kidney
and bladder trouble," writes F. B.
Fairbank, 55' Grand River Aye., W.
Detroit, Mich. "Had to get up six
or seven times during the night.
Foley Kidney Pills have worked
wonders and I can recommend them
aB the best medicine I have ever tak
en." Tonic in action; quick, sure.
No. 1 Timothy and Clover Hay.
Call Phone No. 2114. Murra Ex
change. A. F. Nickels. 4-18-tfwkly
Accidents will happen, but J he
best regulated families keep Dr.
Thomas' Eclectic Oil for sucti emerg
encies. Two sizes, 30c and 60c, at
all stores. , -
CIL OF DEFENSE
HELD MEETING HERE YESTER
DAY AFTERNOON, TRANS-'
PRODUCE AND CONSERVE FOOD
That the Watchword cf the Day
No Slackers Will be Longer
Tolerated in This Matter
From Tuesday's Dailv.
Th Cass County Council of De
fense held a meeting yesterday at
the Hotel Wagner in this city, at
which there was a good representa
tion present from all over the coun
ty, and the way they went after
business was nothing slow. ,
To begin with they passed a reso
lution calling attention of the var
ious schools in the county to the de
plorable condition of German being
taught, and recommended that they
stop the teaching of this foreign
language at once. This matter has
been urged upon the' members of
various school boards over the coun
ty many tinles heretofore, but no
united action condemning the prac
tice has been taken by the Council
of Defense previous to yesterday's
meeting," as it was thought an in
justice to deprive those students en
gaged in the study of Cerman of the
credits due them for the year's work.
The Defense Council has, however.
reccommended the giving of. what
credits are due the student fit once
and discontinuing the teaching of
the language. This is right if we are
to be American, and it is up to us at
this time, so let us do it wholeheart
edly and without mental reservation
It was recommended that the
name be painted off the Turner hall
and what has been called the, Ger
man hall or Deutsches Haus. , The
one thing that the Council wishes
to impress upon the people- is that
there is to be no half way matter of
making utterances, and no talking
which is not fully in sympathy and
line with the government of the
United States will be tolerated. The
president of the Council, L. F. Lang
horst, has said to those who have not
read the sedition law, to read it, and
to those who have read it, to read
it again. , Know it and observe it.
Read it and become acquainted with
it for some of its provisions are very
likely to touch you.
If you know of disloyal acts or ut
terances and do not report them, you
are breaking the lav.- equally with
the party committing such acts. Now
again he charges all with the duty
of knowing this law and obeying it,
for the time has come when there
will be no further trifling with those
who are in any way disloyal to this
government, by act, or speech and
that this disloyalty can come out of
the way we do or do not do what
we can to help feed our boys and
our allies, as well as in other ways
of working against the national pro
gram of procedure at this time.
The matter of hoarding flour and
food stuffs is a thing which came to
the attention of "the council. Th?y
laid particular stress on the matter
of the flour question and how vital
ly it affects the chances of winning
the war, and wished that everyone
should know that they are expected
to observe the regulation of not hav
ing more than thirty days' supply of
flour on hand and that in its 'use
there shall be observed the fifty-fifty
ration prescribed. Not alone are you
supposed to observe this in your own
home, but you are expected to make
It known when the other fellow does
not ao tne rignt thing in this re
spect, i What is wanted is the con
servation of the energies, the ambi
tion, the resources be they material
or the active efforts of all citizens
for the preservation of the Liberty
of the world.
Your own particular idea of war
is not it, and your idea ofwhether
we should have gotten into this war
is not it. The thing is WE ARE IN
THE WAR and in the name and for
the sake of Humanity WE MUST
Conservation is the paramount
idea of the day. Think it. talk it,
act it and do your utmost, not just
your bit. Production is the theme
around which conservation center-;
and without this former the latter
is useless. -Do not allow a single
foot of ground wKich could be used
to raise something to go to waste.
You must conserve and you ought
to produce. If you are eating what
another man has raised in the face
of opportunity to raise for yourself,
3'ou are not doing your utmost to
win the war and you a're a Produc
tion Slacker. Do not let us assume
a disposition to allow the other fel
low to do what - we should do our
selves in this matter.
This production matter applies to
farm and garden alike for the two
go hand in hand in the manner of
supplying edibles lor the world.
While there has been many things
to look after, the defense council
has not taken up the matter of dis
loyalty in its many forms, such as
seditious utterances and disiovaltv
in the manner of overt acts, but has
for the time being devoted its ef
forts along the line of production
and conservation o our material re
sources, believing that the oportun-
ity now presented along this line
should not be neglected. Inspectors
will be among the people, who will
make it their duty to see who are
living up to their opportunities and
who are shirking. '
Let everyone put his shoulder to
tlie wheel, for by assisting in this
maner to win the v ar, he is helping
himself as well as Uncle Sam.
IN THE COUNTY COURT TODAY.
From Wednesday's tally.
In the matter of the fcstate of te
late Win. Budig, Mrs. Johanna Budig
was appointed adniuitrafor for the
estate . of her- huid. T',pi, estate
consists mostly of life insurance
which is disposed of specifically. The
remiander of the estate Is not as
much as the life insurance.
In the matter which was to come
to trial between Julius Langhcrst
and Fred Manners, both from near
Elmwood, in which the plaintiff had
sued for commissions for sale of real
estate. The matter was settled out
of court and the case was dismissed.
SCHOOLS ROLL UP 100 PER CENT
The schools in the county arc still
making good with every week more
schools are turning their report cf
one hundred per cent for the Junior
Red Cross last week a good sized list
sent in their report, and those to
register since reporting last are, giv
ing district number, pice and teach
32. Lousville, Supt. A. F. Becker.
19, Nehawka. Evelyn Wolph.
101, Elmwood. Ruth Reeve.
102, Alvo. Supt. W. H. Worley.
64, Alvo, Lucile Hoffman.
56, Murray, Rochael' Livingston.
23, Wabash, Minnie Sutherland.
War Saving Securities have been
organized in the Louisville school.
We have some good bargains in
Land Prices. Right with good terms.
Otoe Co., Gage Co., Pawnee Co. and
Johnson Co. land, Southeastern Ne
braska. Mockenhaupt & Curtain
Land Co. Sterling, Neb. 28-lmowkiy
J. Dr. H. C. Leopold, Osteo-
f pathic Physician, a Registered
physician, under the medical
laws of Nebraska, a Graduate
. of the American School of Os-
J teopathy at Kirksville, Mo. . A
. practitioner of much 'exper-
ience, having had both . field
4. and hospital work. Then spec-
ial courses, Gynocology and
J- Proctology; also Eye, Ear,
Nose and Throat diseases.
A His office in the Coates -J.
block being equipped with ap-
I pliances, which are the last A
. word in assistance in the treat
raent of disease. . Having just
4. installed a McManus De Luxe
. Mechanical treating table. Dr.
Leopold is ever ready to ex-
J. plain treatment to those who 4.
J' may desire to know about this
4. system of healing disease.
LET'S PUT RED
VAL OVER TOP
NO MORE WORTHY ' OBJECTIVE
COULD BE ACCOMPLISHED
THAN ONE PROPOSED.
DO WHAT OTHER TOWNS HAV
All Over the State People are Donat
ing Stock and Other Valuables
to This Valuable Cause
From Tuesday's Daily.
Let's all join hand and hearts to
make the big Elks Fair and Carni
val the one bright and shining star
in our crown of patriotic love for
humanity. Let us shoulder our load
cheerfully and help bear the burden
even if we can't carry a gun and
fight for right and freedom. The Red
Cross is one institution that' is doing
worlds for the boys on the battle
front and when we lend it aid we
are putting forth our efforts on be
half of the boys "over there" who
think we are worth fighting for.
The Elks fair and carnival is en
tirely a Red Cross benefit and will
be in charge of the Red Cross ladies
and the Elks working in conjunction
for the common cause. We can .tII
help by giving what we can to this
good cause. So "dig up."
Read Anna Forber's "Squirrel
Woman" in the May Red Cross mag
azine. If you haven't a copy of the
magazine borrow one or secure a
copy at the Library. Read every
word of this story; it's a real sermon-
a;.ti . a rwkl inpirs.t kn. - '
Do your utmost for the Red Cross.
Every day boys write home from the
battle zone and from the canto:ii
ment to friends. "Boost' the ' Red
Cross; it's a Godsend to suffering
humanity." Give, give! And then
dig up and give some more, always
with that wonderful feeling of pa
triotic love a feeling of pride at
being able to help the boys "over
there" and aiding to win the war.
Give with this song on your lius:
'Mv Country. 'Tis of Thee. Sweet
and of Liberty. Of Thee I Sing."
Give something to each of the
various Dooms at tne :mks iair it
vou can. II you can t, give to as
lany of them as you can. They arc
Fancy Work Booth.
Ice Cream and Soft Drinks.
Market Boot hi
White Elephant Booth.
The committees in charge of
:re ranging tins iair aim carnival
working both day and night to make
it the biggest success Plsttsmout h
has ever known. On with the dance.
Let success be our motto.
Everywhere people are rallying to
the support of the Red Cross. A re
port from the Omaha stock yards
ehows that hogs donated by Nebras
ka farmers to this institution have
old cn the market for a total of
$103,000. Let not Plattsmouth he
backward. Why can't we go ovpr
the top? Now, all together.
SELLS TWO FINE
RED POLLED CATTLE
From Tuesday's Daily.
Yesterday Luke L. Wiles breeder of
fine Red-Polled cattle, shipped a bull
to George Hass at Lyons, Kansas
which went over the Missouri Pa
cific. This animal was sold some
time since, and berng shipped, the
second one which this man has pur
chased, signifying his opinion of
this stock.- TI16 one which was
shipped today went to J. P. Menyier
of Bell wood and went over the Bur
lington Mr. Wiles is selling a large
quantity of these- cattle, which are
making good returns for the atten
tion which he is giving to the busi
ness. FOR SALE
Light Bramah 4gg fors hatching.
15 for $1.25. 50 for $3.50. 100 for
$6.50. Mrs. John W. Stones, My
1 nard NeD-
WILL VISIT IN THE WEST.
From Tuesday's Daily.
John Chalfant Jr., of near Union
was in the city this morning and
was accompanied by his brother
Daniel Chalfant, of Lusk. Wyoming,
who is here on account of the death
of his father John Chalfant sr. The
gentlemen made the Journal office
a pleasant call and spent a few mo
ments in pleasant conversation. Mr.
Daniel Chalfant will return to the
west in a short time, and will be
accompanied by his mother who will
visit there during a portion of the
summer, but will return to this coun
try, to make her home.
FAILED TO PASS
From Tuesitay'ji Daily.
Editor Rutledge, of the Union
Ledger, stopped off here yesterday
afternoon oh his way home from
Omaha, where he was examined for
admission into the navy, but failed
to pass and so stands rejected. This
is young . Rutledge's second unsuc
cessful attempt to enlist with the
colors, which shows his patriotic
spirit, as he is not old enough to be
included with the registered men of
June 5th last.
2ND LIEUTENANT E. J. OHLSEN.
From Tuesday's Daily.
E. J. Ohlsen will be remembered
as having been the superintendent of
construction of the High School
building last summer, and who has
many friends in this efty. Mr. Ohlsen
departed for the training camp in
Jan. where he took officer's t ra 111
ing, "at the training camp at that
place. The term of the train'ng
which was continued two weeks long
er than the regular period, was com
pleted last week. Mr. Ohlsen was
graduated as second lieutenant, lie
arrived here yesterday and visited
with his brother G. H. Ohlsen, and
last evening departed for Loup City,
where he will visit for some, days
having a furlough of fifteen days,
before he has to report again at
Camp Funston. when Me will be as
signed to where he is to be station
ed. REPORTS WHEAT LOOKING FINE.
From MVilnfsd.Ty's Daily.
Thomas Smith arrived in the city
this morning from a stay of a num
ber of months at Orlenn?, and reports
that things are looking finely there
and especially the wheat. which
promises a greater crop should noth
ing happen to interfere with it here
after, than has been -known.
A healthy man is a king in his own
right; an unhealthy man an unhappy
slave. For impure blood and slug
gish liver, use Burdock Blood Bitters.
On the market 35 years.' $1.25 a
Flags at the Journal Office.
of Your Liberty Bonds
is based on U. S. values and Uncle Sams
As an investment, they are- safe and sure.
They earn a profitable rate of interest 4!4?0
and are a honor to the holder, as well.
This bank is a service station for investors in
Uncle Sam's securities buy your bonds here.
Partial payments, if you prefer.
First National Bank,
MESSRS. A. 0. MOORE AND A. W.
CLOIDT TO OPEN A FIRST
CLASS MOVIE SHOW
WILL INSTALL A PIPE ORGAN
Permele Theatre Will be Overhauled
and Pictures Shown with Semi
Occasional Plays, Also.
From Mondav's Dally.''
Woik is to begin this week on ar
ranging and equipping the Parmele
theatre with all the things that go
to inake a first class Motion Picture
theatre. A heating plant is to be
installed, the front entrance of the
building will be arranged so as to
make it more convenient than at
present, first class picture machines
and screen, as well as a high class
pipe organ for music will be install
ed, and nothing but the best in mo
tion pictures will be shown, is the
promise of Messrs. A. O. Moore, pres-
dent and manager, and A. W. Cloidt.
secretary-treasurer of the Parm?le
Theatre company, who will open and
conduct the new show.
It is also intended to book good
plays at different intervals, so that
Plattsmouth people can be assured of
-food amusement at this theatre at
With the coming of the new fac
tory of the Auto Power and Malle
able company, which will increase .
the population of the city quite mi
terially, there will be a demand for
a place of amusement of this kind,
and it certainly looks as though it
will be a success.
It is intended to tush all of the
work so that it will be ready for
opening as" soon as possible. x
One new Satley corn planter, all
Two registered Short Horn animals
one year old.
Also some young mules and
horses. Inquire of
aS-tfw.) CHAS. T. PEACOCK
Itch! Itch! Itch! Scratch! Scratch!
Scratch! The more you scratch, th
worse the itch.. Try Dean's Oirt
nient. For eczema, any skin iching.
GOc a box.
Those who can do fancy work, do
your best and tell Mr. R. A. Bae?,
she will see that it is sent for
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