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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, MAY 13, 1918.
DRINKS CARBOLIC ACID AT THE
HOME OF UNCLE, W. F. GIL
LESPIE NEAR HERE.
ASCRIBED TO POOR HEALTH
Miss Mearle Hinton Passes Away at
About Noon Despite Efforts .
Made to Relieve Her.
From Thursday's raily.
The countryside was s'artled this
morning at the hearing of the news
of the taking of a draught of carbolic
acid, by Miss Mearle Hinton, at the
home of her uncle and aunt M. and
.Mrs. W. F. Gillespie. Miss Hintcn
who 1 as made her home with Mr.
and Mrs. Gillespie for a number of
years has not been enjoying the best,
of health, and on account thereof be
came despondent of life, and con
cluded to end it all and escape the
suffering incident to the lack of the'
health which she desired, and having
procured the drug, unknown to her
relatives and all members of the fam
ily this morning when the despond
ency was stronger, drank the poison,
with the results, that wh'le a1! was
done to relieve her she passed away
in gTeat agony shortly before the
neon hour. Miss Hinton has one
sister Mrs. W. R. Young, living near
Murray and a brother, Harry 'Hin
ton, who lives near same place, and
another brother Fred Hinton, who
makes his home at Pizgah, Iowa.
Miss Hinton was about twenty-four
years of age. and has made her home
with her relatives since the desth of
her parents who formerly Iivd on
the other side of the river near what
is known as Hinton Station rorth
west of Pacific Junction, several
PRINCE AUTO COMPANY
LOOKING AFTER CAR
From Thursday's Daily.
Yesterday a member of the fi:m cf
the Prince Auto Company of Omaha
with their attorney, were in the city
looking after a car. which was cap
tured by the man giving his name as
John Lynch a few days since by
Sheriff Quinton. They flaim that
the man who purchased the car, and
whose name in the papers was given
as Lenagh. had paid some four hund
red dollars on the sixteen hundred
dr "ar car, and they held a mortgage
for the remainder. Sheriff Quinton
has retained the services of an attor
ney and will contest their securing
the car. After they had seen the
car, and its changed condition from
the time when they let it go. they
v. ere at a loss as to what to do. They
loft town without taking any action,
and what they will do ret remains to
From Thursday's Daily.
With the celebration of the birth
day of Grandma Wiles, yesterday,
there was also a very delightfu1 pro
gram, which consisted of first a read
ing by Mr. A. J. Beeson, entitled.
'Mother'. A song by three great
grand children, daughters of Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Howard. An address of
Rev. E. H. Pontias, followed by
another song, this time by three
other grand children, daughters of
A. L. Leyda and wife, a recitation by
Kenneth Wiles, son of Arthur Wiles,
a great grand son, of Grandma Wiles
followed by a song by Rev. E. H
Pontias and an address by A. J. Bee
s-on. The meeting was closed by the
singing of America, by those present
which numbered 97. This lady was
the mother of fourteen children.
three of whom have died. All the re
mainder were present yesterday,
There are 61 grand children and S5
great grand children and one great
great grand "child.
Fcr a Sprained Ankle.
As soon as possible after the in
jury is received get a bottle of Cham
berlain's Liniment and follow tie
plain printed directions whics ee-
company the bottle.
WILL SOON GO
From Saturday's Daily. ,
So says a letter from him to his
father, I'ollock was when the let
ter was writen at Greenville, N. C,
but was to depart at once for Hobok
en. X. J. From there he is to go to
England for training. Pollock has
received a promotion and one unex
pected, and now in a line which he
would have been led to suppose.' He
has been appointed as assistant
chaplin. Just what ranking it car
ries, his father did not know. His
duties will be to ride a horse, keep
books, and teach a Sunday school
class, and he is well qualified to do
any of them. The trip over will
have added interests as he has be?n
over before, having a few years since
made a trip around the world, going
from New York and returning via
COL. M. A. BATES IMPROVING
From Saturday's Daily.
While still confined to his bed
most of the time, our Col. M. A.
Bates, editor of the Journal, is
showing some improvement every
day, and thinks he will be able to
get back to the office to greet his
friends some time in the near fu
ture. AT REST IN OAK HILL CEMETERY
From Saturday's Daily.
The remains of Samuel Dean, who
died in Idaho on Monday were in
terred in Oak Hill cemetery . just
west of this city yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Dean was forty-one years of age
having been born in Missouri in
1877, where he lived until reaching
the age of man's estate. He came to
this city a few years ago, and was
employed in the Burlington shops
for a number of years and later
went to LaPlatte, where he was em
ployed on a - farm. Last Winter he
departed with Will Highfield for
Idaho, where he engaged on a farm
near Ashton. His letters told of his
love for the country there.
Mr. Dean died in Idaho last Mon
day and the remains reached La
Platte a couple of days later, in
eharge of his wife, who is a daugh-
er of George W. Wall of that place.
Mr. Dean was a member of the M.
E. church, of the Modern Woodmen
of America and of the I. O. O. F. The
funeral was held at the M. E. church
of this city, the discourse being de
livered by Rev. T. A. Truscott, pastor
of the church, and, as related above,
nterment took place in the cemetery
west of the city.
WAR RELIEF COMMITTEE MEET.
From Saturday's Dally.
At the meeting yesterday at Weep
ng Water of the War Relief Com
mittee there was a good attendance
from all over the country and ways
and means were discussed, regarding
the drive. The idea, which seemed
to gather, and which permeated
whole meeting was to meet this
proposition half way and more if
possible. The campaign which is to
begin on the twentieth, the commit
tee thought well to complete by that
Their idea and it is right, is to
when that date comes for the chair
man of the committee to telegraph
to the president: "Cass County Has
Raised Their Quota." The quota for
this county is $20,000 our popula
tion is not far from it. Some peo
ple cannot give anything on account
of their inability. Others who have
more and whom all the citizenry pro
tect in their possession, should be
and are expected to contribute more.
The schedule has been as definitely
determined, on a basis of just and
equality as possible, and when -you
receive the card notifying you of the
amount which you are asked to give.
do it with pleasure, and do it at
once, for with the fact of this coun
ty being able to give we havi the
amount raised, it will be a stimulant
to others. You give twice when you
give promptly, and we can do it and
have it over with.
Let us be patriotic, pleasantly
patriotic, promptly patriotic, and be
glad that we can do this thing. The
grouch has no show for his white
ally, anywhere on Earth.
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.
Itamge, phone 2"513.' tfw
PROVIDES FOR PURCHASE OF
UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT
AT EARLY DATE.
HOT TO EXCEED $30 PER MAN
This Town and Precinct Allowed a
Company of 75 Men; Murray
20 and Union Thirty.
From Thursday's Daily.
Yesterday at the meeting of the
Board of County Commissioners, a
resolution was offered and adopted
that Is in accordance with the new
state law recently passed by the leg
islature, providing that the county
itself bear the expense of equipping
the Home Guards. The resolution
provides for an expense of not to ex
ceed $30.00 per member and the to
tal membership in the county is not
to exceed200, thereby limiting the
amount of the appropriation to six
Under the plant prescribed the
county is divided into districts with
a stipulated quota for each district.
Plattsmouth, Plattsmouth precinct
and Eight Mile Grove precinct com
prise a single district with a prescrib
ed membership of 75; East and West
Rock Bluffs and. Center, with Mur-
ray as headquarters another district,
with a membership of 20; Liberty
and Nehawka precincts with Union
as central point. 30 members; Weep
ing Water city. Weeping Water pre
cinct and Stove Creek precinct, a
fourth, with meeting place at Weep-
ng Water and a membership of 30;
Louisville, Louisville precinct and
South Bend precinct, a sixth, with
20 members and meeting place at
Louisville, and Tipton, Greenwood,
Salt Creek and Elmwood precincts
form the sixth district with a mem
bership of 25 scheduled to meet at
Under the stipulations of the ap
propriation the captain of each com
pany upon being given charge of
the company's equipment is required
to execute a bond in the sum of
$5,000 to insure the return of the
equipment to the county without
damage. It is further designated that
the equipment shall not be used ex
cept as authorized by the governor.
The clerk was instructed to pro
cure equipment at once for the
Plattsmouth company at once, it
having been accepted by' the gover
nor, ad for the other companies as
soon as their organization is com
pleted and they are accepted.
This action on the part of the
commissioners is, we believe, well
taken. While the equipment will
cost the county a little money, yet
it is not going into private owner
ship, but will remain the property
of the county and will only be worn
by the Guards when doing active or
practice duty. At the close of the
war, we have no doubt guard insti
tutions will be" maintained for the
good they do men and boys if for no
other reason and Cass county will
find herself possessed of some very
THE BOYS ARE PATRIOTIC-
From Saturday's Dally.
The boys playing in the Kroehler
orchestra are sure a patriotic lot
when it comes to donating of their
services.' Frequently of late they
have played gratuitously at some of
the numerous Red Cross or war work
benefit dances given hereabouts and
the end is not yet. With several
more engagements scheduled to be
filled without compensation for their
work this orchestra can Justly lay
claim to the honor of being the most
patriotic bunch of musicians any
where in this section.
WERE MARRIED ON THURSDAY.
From Saturday's Daily.
At AJvtJ occurred the wedding of.
one of the fairest and most gracious
daughters of that little city. Miss
Ksefer. of that. place and Roy Cole of
Plattsmouth. - These are both of the
most excellent young people cf Cass
county. . Afterv the ceremony was
concluded, the young couple which
were the center -of interest were
showered with congratulations, and
best wishes for their journey
through life. ' The trip to P!atti
mouth was made by car, and was the
day in which the wind had a burden
on its mind, that it could blow a
little harder than jt has done b.fore.
Instead of the customary rice, which
is showered upon newly married peo
ple as an omen of good luck, the
wind sweeping over the Nebraska
farm lands hurled desert sand in
great clouds, probjably to tell them
how rich a climate! this is to live in.
They arrived safely though with
some misgivings on the way when
their car was nearly blown over.
From Saturday's Dally.
Last evening at the High school
building there was given by the
High school Glee club an entertain
ment far surpassing most of the
entertainments of this character.
The High school contains just one
hundred and ninety-seven members,
in the four grades. Eighty-five of
this number have been enlisted in
the club and it3 destinies. Mrs. Mae
S. Morgan is the superintendent and
director of the musicial instruction,
and also of the work necessary in
giving entertainments. This enter
tainment, which was given last ev
ening is an annual affair, the re
ceipts of which are used for the sup
plying of music, for the use of the
quartette and for the school, and the
remainder is to apply on the pur
chase of a piano for the new high
rchool building. The entertainment
consisted of songs by groups, and
choruses by the entire club, also of
combinations of male and female
voices and then separately as well.
Frorru Friday'. Dali'. - . . .
Thisis a head line on the Kansas
City Post, and it is for a negro prowl
er, -who has been terrorizing the resi
dent districts, and attacking defense-
Ies woman and girls. The article
says that paper was eager to make
that city a safer place for people to
live in. It should not require much
to inculcate a wholesome respect for
law and the according to women ami
girls there due honor. The laws are
adequate if they are enforced. When
they are not enforced, some things
which transends all law is ured in
its stead. Shall we use the fill1 force
of the law and gather in this repre
hensible .black brute, and in many
cases those that are not black, and
make society safe, and our own cities
a safe place to live, and shall we re
ly on the Injuries done to an out
raged community to take the matter
in their own hands.
AS A SANITARY TRECAUTION.
From Friday's Daily.
Public funerals where the patient
dies from a malignant disease, has
been put over, and now the more
quietly and effectively the germ lad
en corpse is disposed of the better.
There has been proven to be rerms
in the German language, which
should be placed under the grind.
The U. S. is waking up to the
matter, and that rapidly. This city
some time since banished the teach
ing from the public schools, but hps
not fumigated to prevent inoculation.
Many places have done the same
thing as' this city only they have
burned the germ laden beading
which has the germs, and in many
instances have made it a crime for
one to be caught using the language
on the streets. It does not look
right to continue to use or allow the
use of a language, of a nation, who
have forfeited all claims to a recog
nition of the membership of human
ity. Under the insidious influence of
this speaking and teaching of this
language, has there been fostered
propaganda, which is seditious and
treasonabe. No one in these times
should be permitted to speak a
language other than what can be
understood by all, and that it should
be spoken in unmistakable terms of
Loyalty to the Government which
has provided a home and an oppor
tunity for every one making a living
and providing a competency. The
Bible has said "You cannot serve
God and Mamon." Likewise "You
cannot serve Humanity, and at. the
same time be intriguing for the over
throw f civilization." :
The surest Investment is a 4 per
Scent Liberty bond.
FIRING AS IN
WITH TRENCHES, DUGOUTS, ETC,
ARMY LIFE IS MADE REA
LISTIC TO THEM.
SHOOT AT IMPROVISED MEN
Crack Marksmen Make Some Good
Records Fire Machine Gun
After Night Next Week.
From fiaturdav's Daily.
The soldiers now encamped at the
rifle range north of town are getting
some very realistic warfare practice
this week and are acquitting them
selves yery credibly as expert marks
men, maintaining a most enviable
record of sharpshooting. Trenches
have been dug in various positions
across the range and the familiar
bomb-proof dugout of "ever there"
is also in evidence. The aim is to
thoroughly familiarize the men in
these last stages of training with ex
actly what they may expect to find
across the sea when they arrive and
train them to best utilize every ad
Targets made up to resemble men
are placed at no given distance and
the soldiers shoot with killing aim.
Yesterday forenoon shooting prac
tice was engaged in, but there will
be no more shooting until some time
the first of the week, now.
Xext week another large detach
ment of soldiers will join those al
ready quartered here and more ex
tensive firing will be done than has
ever yet been engaged" in pnthe lo
cal range. A machine gun trench
as been dug at the top .of the hill
above the range' and a connecting
trench leading to a'bomb-proof dug
out usef to house ammunition stores
-.-. .... . ....
for use with the machine gun and
the coming week will see night fir
ing.done, by aid cf rockets. In this
manner the men will be enabled to
better acquaint themselves with ac
tual war conditions. The opening
from which the machine gun is fir
ed is quite small and the location of
the trench Is Camouflaged most skill
Yesterday was pay day "at the
range and the several hundred sol
diers quartered there re possessed
of ample money just no v,-.' The boys
are a very credible bunch of soldieri
and will do their utmost to uphold
rTie cause of Liberty and Justice
when their turn comes to "go across"
which will doubtless be soon. '
LAID TO REST THIS AFTERNOON.
From Friday's Dnilv; ;
This afternoon at the Mothodist
church; was held the funeral ov.r the
remains, of one of. the. citizens of
Plattsmouth which has betn a famil
iar face to everybody, and who his
always had a cheery wo:d f ;r all
irrespective of who it was. The ser
vices were conducted by the. Rev,
Truscott o fthe M. E. church Utre and
Rev. W. A, Taylor of. Union. The
interment made . in Oak Hill ceme
tery. Bennett Christweisser was'
born, Dec. 2Sth, 1846 at Pike countj,
Ohio, came to Iowa, and settled near
Glenwood in 1867, when but nine
teen year of age. On Nov. 1st 1S6S,
he'was united in marriage 'with Miss
Martha Haynie, at Glenwcod, mov
ing to Cass county, March ?6th,
1870. and has lived here for over
forty-eight years. There were bo-n to
the union five children, one John L..
dying at the age' of thirteen : ears.
The remainder all livingbeing Park
A. Christweisser of Havelock, .Rich
ard II. Christweisser and' Charles' M.
Christweisser of Nehawka. and Ray
Christweisser of Murray Besides
the aged widow lie leaves one sister,
Mrs. Rachel Colvin of Beaver City
DO NOT KEEP A PET SNAKE.
From Friday's Dally. -
With thV German intrigue in Rus
sia, and the way -they have kept faith
with the people in -the- promise of not
removing t he-troops-from tlie-Eastern
to the western: front",' a-nd'-tfre mat
ter' of the settlement of The Koiiman
iah "affair? it-is evident that there is
only one-way of dealing with-an irre-?
sponsible government as there is with.
an irresponsible person, that is to
dispose of them in a way that they
can do no harm in future. The Lord
put Adam and Eve out cf the Gard
en, shall we have a disturbing ele
ment in the garden of civilization?
There is only one way fa this matter
and that is to put the ''Beast of Ber
lin" and all li is elk iu a place where
they cannot again wreck the world.
ON HIS WAY TO HONOLULU.
Fri-m Friday's Daily.
A letter from Leland O. Bennett
to his sister Miss Lelia Bennett tells
of his sailing a few days since for
Honolulu, where he becomes one of
Uncle Rams fighting force as a mem
ber of the Coast Artillery.
Mr. Bennett has been in the hos
pital fcr some time and but a few
weeks since was able to get out, and
is now able to take up his duties
FUNERAL HELD TODAY
From Friday's Daily.
This afternoon the funeral services
were held at the homo of the parents
of Dorse Jordan, near Cullom. at the
place where he has lived during
something over a year. The Rev.
Truscott of the Methodist church of
this city, officiating. Dorse, wh'le
not yet having attained his maloriiy
was a young man with many friends
and who are pained to lose him "Dur
ing the sickness the family have did
all that could be done to bring sbout
his recovery, but to no avail. T?.e
interment was made in Oak Hill
cemetery, west of the city.
COUNCIL OF DEFENSE TO MEET.
From Friday's Dally.
Announcements are out of the
meeting of the County Council of De
fence, which is to meet at Weeping
Water, next Tuesday, May 14th.
There are a number of things which
is calling the atention of the coun
cil of defense aii( which they expect
t,o take up and adjust. Wlth'the go
ing into force of the state, sedition
law'ihe actions of the people are
more clearly prescribed, and what ac
tions are restricted, and forbidden.
should be .known bv all. The press
have endeavored to inform tlie people
what is sedition, and what is not by
a publication of the law in full This
should be, a-means of keeping the
man on the right side in actions even
If.he is not really and truly patriotic
in, his heart. .
Do You Enjoy Life?
A man in good physical conditicn
is almost certain to enjoy life, wh'le
the bilious and dyspeptic are de
spondent, do not enjoy their meals
and feel miserable 'a good share of
the time. This ill feeling is nealv
always unnecessary. A few doses of
JChamherlain's Tablets fo tone up
the stomach, improve the digestion
and regulate the bowels is all that is
needed.' Try it.
A Gfiock Account
As a check on losses through paying bills
twice, as a check on thoughtless spending and
carrying cash carelessly the check account
is well named.
When you pay bills by check, you haveVa
receipt in the cancelled check. You think
twice before you write a check to spend for
luxuries. You always have money at your
finger tips yet you cannot lose it or have it
stolen, when you have it in your pockets in
the form of blank checks.
Open an account with us. j ligffip?
First National Bank
DIE OF DISEASE
THAN ARE KILLED
A TW0-T0-0NE RATIO, ACCORD
ING TO REPORTS .FROM
Casualties of War Up to and Includ
ing May 8th are Listed for
Eenefit of the Public.
The latest compiled casualty list
including all losses to date shows
that of the Sammies in France, two
have died of disease to every one
killed on the firing line. This is
gratifying news to many in the V.
S. who hire believed that for their
loved ones to go across meant al
most certain death and who gave up
hopes of ever seeing them again.
And the death rate from disease has
been normally low considering that
over a half million men are now in
France. This is no time for pessi
mism and the compiled figures be
low give good cause for optimism in
stead. But one-tenth of one per
cent of the Americans who have gone
overseas have been killed in action,
and the greater majority of them
have seen active fighting. That is
a very encouraging record and it
may reasonably be expected to be
maintained, in which event only one.
man out of each hundred going can
be expected to be killed' by the mur
derous Huns during the entire com
Following are the figure? compil
Killed in action
Killed by accident
Died of disease
Lost at sea
Died of wounds
Gas and other causes
Civilians losing lives
. 2 1 5
. 22 7
Total number to lose lives
Captured , : .
Total casualties to date Jo.0S2
DISCHARGED FROM THE SERVICE
From Friday's Dally.
Mrs. Roy Mayfield departed for
Omaha this morning, where she wi'I
meet Mr. Mayfield, who is jut re
turning from the cast, where he h?s
just been discharged from the army
service on account of physical dis
ability. He has been in the hopittl
since last November, and now has
just been released from there.
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