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THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1018.
rLATTSMOUTII SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
ALLIES WARD -
: iORE OF
TEUTON THRUSTS ARE REPULS
ED WITH SEVERE LOSSES
TO THE ENEMY.
AUSTRALIANS RECAPTURE LAND
Near Kcilcn court, which the-Huns
Had Penetrated Heavy Ar
tillery Duels Raging.
V,'i;il'. the Germans continue to re
ooMfifiuto with fresh elements their
unit ; .shattered by the allies during
the recent, hi'.; offensive, they, are
keep:ng up an inters? bombardment
agai.'iii the British and French po
titioiss on various sectors of Flan
iler.; vv.tl Picardy.
They also have become embroiled
with the French in heavy artillery
duel-; in Champa 511c and in the
Kin! Huns Back
X v, !?rre on any part of the line
lrom .the Acrt.'i ix-a to the bwiss
frontier 1;:::? there been an infantry
en,- '.rorru-nt of great importance.
Ner.r Mnrlnn'-cJi'.rt, which lies to the
soi'thof Albert, the Germans deliv
ered r:: r.ltack against the F.ritish
on : frr.nt nf v.onrlv : ivtlf n ml at
one point penetrated a British posi
tion. Ti e Australians in a counter
attack r.'r:o5t irr mediately recaptur
ed the ground and the enemy suffer
ed heay losses and was repulsed on
the otlier p-rt cf the front.
Preparing: to Resume Drive
Alt bench the Germans evcry
vbro .rc renaiuing in comparative
quiet, except fcr their artillery work,
it Is realized behind the allied lines
that this state of affairs will not last
long for' the enemy is known to be
preparing methodically for a . re
sunipMo:i cf hostilities. The streng
thening of the line is being made
both in man and gun power, and in
roconi.titinin.sj regiments that were
ti:ot to pieces by the allied guns dur
ing the big-drive, the Germans are
bringing up r.'.en who have had no
part in the great struggle.
"When the blow is to be delivered
apparently i beyond the realm even
of Mirr.!i?o. but it- i-o highly probable
that it will not come until the en
emy is fu'ly prepared in every way
If you buy
of only one
j&zFiii mm wzzt JEn ri i
fctfisas. e-i m E H
book of 16 (with a few cents added) for a
certificate worth $5.00 in 1923, you are saving
money -at the rate o $10.00 a month.
Good investment, isn't it? And a patriotic Habt
besides for every single Thrift Stamp is a little
added momentum behind the one great common
desire to shorten this war.
Vcr4rm Machine Works.
C. G. Fric!-:.
Jcrr, I". Warji.
E. C-.' Dovcy & Sot
PoTJock Auto Co.
E. J. Richcy;
Jol'n W. Crabill.
F. C. Fricke & C
Bcrrr & Dwwtck.
C. 7,. Hirtfcrd.
L. 3. Egenbcrger.
to give mighty battle to gain his
objective the separating of the
British and French armies and the
opening of a fairway to the "ch an-1
Italians Retain Monte Corno.
In the Italian theatre considerable
figtiting ' continues around Monte
Corno, which commands the ap
proach to the valley leading" from
Trent to Itoverto. .Here the Aus
trlans have renewed their attacks to
regain the ground captured by Gen
eral Diaz's forces last week, but the
Italians have successfully warded off
every blow. Attempts by the invad
ers to retake positions ' on several
other sectors of the front also met
Tiie British weekly casualty re
port issued Tuesday, gives further
proof of the sanguinary character of
the fighting that has been going on
since March 21. The latest list ag
gregates 4C.612, of which number
501 officers and 5,063 men were kill
ed or died of wounds. The report of
last week showed 40,004 casualties,
and that of the previous week 38,-
61, or a total for the three weeks
of 120.307 men killed, wounded or
nitesing. ' !
NOT THE BEST COMBINATION.
It conies to us filtered through
feme reports, which we arc not such
as the publicity of the facts, might
add to the good name of some ot" our
your:g ladies, or to their reputation.
The alleged facts-being that a driver
of one of the auto cars used for liv
ery service, got two young girls.
not many years out of pinafores and
with some soldiers were out having
time. The were called up on the
carpet about the matter and given a
pretty straight talking to. Do you
parents know just what the young
girls or boys, for that matter, you are
allowing to chase the streets away
into the night are doing? You have
a responsibility in the matter and
on your hands the blame if they are
going wrong. . '
Thi.? we are not saying in m'tiga
tion of the worthless hounds who are
using every endeavor to induce them
to their ruin. The institution in ad
dition to the present sumptuary laws,
the whipping post would be an in
centive for both the leacherous pups,
who were the .tool in inducing the
young girls into the dangerous situa
tion, as well as those who. have been
trying to clandestinely making ap
pD:ntments for immoral purposes, to
abstain from these acts.
Miss Agnes Knoflicek was a pass
enger to Omaha this morning, where
he is giving instructions in music
re You Buyin;
25c Thrift Stamps
a "day, and exchanged
Thrift Stamps are for sale at the
by all mail carriers and
THIS ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR AND
Avard & McLean. : 1 '
Fetzer Shoe Co.
Cas County Monutetnt
A.'Stanfleld. ' '
first National Bank,
dorenz Bros. -
Peters & Parker.
D. B. Ebeiiiols. - 1
C. E. Wescott's Sons
Farmer's State Bank,
H. M. Soennichsen
Weyrich & Hadraba
CALLED TO ARMY
; CAMPS IN MAY
SWELLS TOTAL SUMMONED THIS
MONTH TO 366,600 TO BE
MAY 20 TO JUNE 2. .
Latest Quota to Come from 24 States,
but Neither Nebraska or Iowa
are Mentioned to Aid.
Washington, May 14. Twenty
four states and the District of Co
lumbia were called upon tonight by
Provost Marshal General Crowder to
furnish for the national army 51,
600 more men qualified for general
Movement of drafted men to the
camps under this call is to extend
over two periods from May 20 to 21
and from May 29 to June 2. These
dates were fixed because during the
five days beginning May 25, approx
imately 233,000 men called for re
cently will be moving to the camps.
Hasten Man to France.
Tonight's call marks further de
velopment of the government's plans
for hastening men to France and re
placing them as rapidly as they va
cate the training centers. In all
284,600 draftees will be journeying
from their homes to military camps
between May 20 and June 2. In
cluding numerous calls for technical
and specially qualified men the total
number summoned during May is
366.000,. nearly half of the 800,000
expected to be called this year.
Neither Nebraska or Iowa is men
tioned in the draft call.
VISITING WITH MOTHER HERE.
J. F. Clement of St. Louis, arrived
in the city yesterday and is visiting
wit hhis mother and his brother,
our Billy of the Burlington, for' a
few days. Frank Clement, who has
been away from-here for nearly thir
ty years altogether, had not been
back for some six 3-ears. Mr. Clem
ent who has been the General, Traffic
Manager "for the Atliison, until a
short time since is now with the
government under McAdoo. Speak
ing of Plattsmouth Mr. Clement had
to say, that there were many changes
here, and that the city did not look
like it had formerly, but -had a bet
ter appearance. Speaking of the
former times, ho recalled when the
Burlington had its passenger station
Waterman" Lumber 6 Co
A. G Bach & Co.
-uy W. Morgan.
ank of Cas3 County. '
t'opulap Variety Stcrc.
"latt & Son. '
?. S. Chase. ,
.'lattsmouth Steam Launrr;
?red Wagner. .
... ; . J j
on the east side of the track and a
hotel stood where, the passenger, sta-.
tion now' stands, as well as just
across Main Etreet south. He recall
ed many a business firm, which are
only a memory, and told of where his
father hatl his "carpenter shop, near
where the old building which, Mrs.
Heinrich lived for so long) was just
HOW ABOUT THOSE CHILDREN
Incident to the movement fcr the
conservation of children, and ti.e re
cent movements which are being
taken, for the weighing and measur
ing of the babies- in the rural dis
tricts, comes the report of the large
percentage of children in the Ger
man schools, x which yearly commit
suicide to escape the rigors of lhj?
efficiency system there regardless cf
whether it is brutal or not.
Coining also just now is the system
employed in Ohio, whereby the child
who does not average up with the
balance, in any of the rcquirenents,
is given special examination as to his
In case it is eye, strain, adenoids,
or any physical defect, which in any
way interferes with the prcgjvss he
is supposed to make, those defects
are remedied, as far as possible, but
the lash is not used, where something
else would answer, and bring better
results. There are mental defects,
which have come from incirrect
teaching of ihe parents, and which
careful diagonsis and treatment will
eliminate from the coming genera
tion. It is up to this generation to
bequeath to the coming people, who
are to follow, a heritage, of- clean
niinds, good habits a faultless physi
cal organization and character And
by the last" is meant clean, health
wholesome, and efficient thinking and
power to act, and that right, and to
HAD SPLENDID MEETING.
The Woodmen Circle lodge met in
regular session at their lodge rooms
last evening. It was a fine meet
ing, one of the best they 'have held
for seme time and very arge-y at
tended by the members cf the
organization. The . mothers and
daughters initiation was held at this i
time and a class of thirteen was ini
tiated into the mysteries . of the
order. Mrs. Kennedy -.rf Liu coin,
Grand State Clerk of. the -Woodmen
Circle Grand Lodge, war present and J
assisted in the initiation 'cermonies. j
which were most impreive and car
ried out in a most capable manner by
the various oBiccrsnd Vnembis of
the lodge. . Afxer Ihe initiation Mrs.
Kennedy, gave a "most interring talk
and fold of the amount of work that
had been done by this "organization,
as well sis the Red Cross work She
stated that in some localities the
Woodmen Circle lodge had Red Cross
Auxiliaries and devoted one or mere
evenings to this work of 'mercy. She,
also, spoke of the enonjicus amount
of money the Woodmen Circle .'jdges
of the state had raised for thi Red
Cross. In closing she paid a splendid
tribute to the Deputy. Mrs. Joseph
Droege of this city, former .splendid
work and untiring efforis in build
ing up such an excellent Woodmen
Circle lodge in Plattsmouth and of
how she was willing to go or to do
her part, regardless of other duties,
strength and weather, if she felt
that it was her duty and for the
Woodmen Circle. T.he .ladies wero
then treated to some lovely refresh
ments, to which all did,aniple justice.
The remainder of the evening was
then devoted "to a delightful social
time and it was quite late, when they
dispersed, feeling, that ' they had
thoroughly enjoyed themselves and
well pleased at the large class of new
members taken in. V - ; ' .
BARTIING'S PRICES " ;
ON FORAGE SEEDS
Highest quality seeds. . Large stock..
Cane, ner bu. 1 :I$3.30
KafSr, per bu !$2.i)T
Feterita. per hu.-l i.-L$3.2,5
Milo Maize, per bu. $2.90
Gcrman or Liberty Millet, per bu. $3
Buck Wheat, per bu.; $3 50
Rape, per 100 lbs. J!$14.0
Sudan Crass, per 100 lbs. $23.00
Japanese Millet, known as Bil- .
lion Dollar Grass, per lb 7c
EDWARD 3ARTLING SEED CO.
Nebraska City, Nebr. 2t
ENGLISH LAND AT CAPE COD.
Three hundred and sixteen years
ago today was the first settlement
to be made in Massachusetts colony,
when the English lande3 at Capa Cod
on the fifteenth day of May. True
the norseman had been there before
it is generally conceded, and the
next settlement by John Smith, of
Pocahontas fame, which was twelve (
ycars later in 1614. and then again
in 1620 when the Pilgrim F?thers
made their settlement at Plymouth
Rock, which' marked'en epoch inthe
beginning of Massachusetts' history. I
Rand-McNally rar "maps for sal
tt tht! Journal office. . '
THE FRENCH AND
'HUNS FIGHT FOR
BLOODY HILL 44
GAULS STORM EMINENCE AFTER
BRITISH ARE FORCED FROM
IT BY THE FOE.
Germans Now Clinging to the Slopes
in Face of Desperate Attack
Hill Hard Contested.
With the British Army in France,'
May 14.- Hill: 44, a small but im-
portant elevation near the Wyver-j
beek river, north of Kemmel, about
which such sanguinary conflicts J
have been waged since May S, ap-;
peared today to be in the hands of
the Germans again.
The enemy began an assault yes
terday morning and gained a hold
on this position and at latest reports
was. still clinging tenaciously to the
rugged slope?, although the hard
hitting French had been pressing
the Invaders vigorously.
Hill 4 4 has been one of the most
hotly contested points on the north
ern battle field.
When the Germans attacked be
tween La Clytte and Voormezeele on
May 8, the British were holding the
elevation. Strong enemy fortes cen
tered a drive against this point and
after bitter fighting captured it.
Drive Germans Back.
The British, in a smashing counter-thrust,
hurled the gray coats
back. The following day the enemy
organized such heavy counter-attacks
that the defenders were once
more forced to fall back behind the
The Germans retaine;! the de
fenses until the day when the French
were sent in for a counter-attack. '
The poilus stormed and retook the '
hill in a brilliant operation, which
alro resulted in the capture of God
de'one farm, a strong position to the
It was a foregone conclusion that i
the allied claim to Hill 44 could not
go undisputed, since it dominates a!
considerable stretch of territory in)
,hc va!levs of the BiUSgish Kemmel-j
,)cck AVil!ebeek and Vyvcrbeek riv-
Yesterday morning the enemy car
ried 'out "a focal- bombardment about
the hill and followed this by a de-j
termined attack. The French oppes-j
ed strenuously, but the persistent (
Germans kept pressing forward in.
the face of heavy machine gun and;
rifle fire, until they secured a foot
ing on the hill. The fighting was J
still going on today. j
-British Repulse Attack. j
Near Morlencourt, which lies to
the south Of Albert, the Germans de
livered an .attack against the Brit
ish on a front of nearly a mile, and
at one point penetrated a British
Ti e Australians, in a counter-attack,
almost immediately recaptured
the ground and the enemy suffered
heavy losses and "was repulsed on
the other parts of the front.
The British fighters made a field
day of it. When Germans attempted
a rafd in this region, forty-eight of
the raiders remained behind to grace
the prisoner's cage and large num
bers of their less fortunate comrades
lay dead in front of the British po
sition at the end 6f the engage
ment. The British loss was light.
North of Robecq, in Flanders," the
British took the initiative into their
owr hands and in an attack inffict
ed casualties on the enemy and cap
On the Amiens sector, the French
'carried out a similar maneuver with
results. Whenever the Germans
j essayed sl stroke, except near Mor-
lancourt and Hill 44, they met with
i . . ....
almost instant repulse at tne nanus
of the allies.
AGAIN WORKING ON PAVE-VEN"
The brick which has been coming
since the discontinuance of the pav
ing on Chicago Avenue, has airived
and are being unloaded and deliver
ed to the place of work, and a crew-
j of workmen arrived in the city this
j morning, and are working on the
' completion of the contract which has
been in obeyance for so many months.
WILL VISIT ON PACIFIC COAST.
Mrs. George Grebe and daughter
Mrs. C. Kopischka, and liy.!e' daugh-
ter Iola Kopischka, and Little Maxine
Wilos, grand daughter of Mrs.-Kopischka,
four generations, departed
tnis afternoon for Portland, Oregon,
where they will visit for some time
at the home of George and John
"Grebe who are now located at that
Place These gentlemen are the sons
13 Public Auction!
OF ALL KINDS OF GOODS
I will hold a public auction of all kinds of Live Stock,
Farm Implements, or any kind of goods
that you wish to dispose of, at
every second and fourth Saturday of each month'
Saturday, EVIay 18th
Bring in anything that you have around the place that
you want to sell. Vou pay for simply what is sold.
Bring Your Property in Before Noon!
W. R. YOUfG, The Aucti
of Mrs. George Grebe and have been
living there for some time, and with
whom the ladies will visit for seme
weeks. They were acco'mpan'ed as
far as Omaha by Wm. Grebe, con of
Mrs. Grebe and brother of Mrs. Ko
pitchka, and Mrs. Adam lleil daugh
ter of Mrs. Kopischka.
COMING TO PLATTSMOUTH.
Sergenat James L. Stephens of
Montana, will be at the High Schorl
Building tomorrow night, May 16.
He will give an eight minute talk on
American Expeditionary Forces in
France,-who has served six months
in the front trenches with General
Tershing, will speak at the High
School building at S:00 o'clock in
the evening. Sergeant Stephens has
been wounded, and he has been badly
gassed. His lungs are troubling liim
He will talk for a short time, as he
has to take care of his voice and
lungs. He will give a gas mask
demonstration. The Band h?r gladly
consented to play for us. Come out
and give the young man a great
demonstration. No collection will be
UNCLE JOE CANNON
FOR OVERMAN BILL:
HITS GEORGE CBEEL
Washington, May 14. Former
Speaker Cannon came to -the support
of the administration today in de
bate on the Overman bill giving the
president power to reorganize the
government departments.' Represen
tative Gillette of Massachusetts, re-T-'ihlican
leader, led the fictbt against
Both democrats and republicans.
Mr. Cannon said, would continue to
support the president in thewar un
til victory was won. He denarted
from his subject to attack George
Creek, chairman of the committee or
public information, and said that if
be had bis way be would "take Creel
by the seat of the breeches and the
back of his neck and throw him into
Representative Gillette told the
house the bill proposes to abrogate
the powers of congress and give them
over to the president. No sugges
tion has been made by the adminis
tration as to what it hopes to accom
plish under the bill, he said.
BROTHER TAKEN TO HOSPITAL
Mcsdames John Wiles and Sher
man Rainey returned this afternoon
from a trip to Malvern, Iowa, where
they were called- a few days since
on account of the extreme illness of
a brother, Robert Knight, of that
Sandow Motor Trucks !
The High Grade Ail-Purpose Truck
Will stand the strongest test, and prove its value to every
user. See one at our garage, one-half block south from
Main on Fifth Street.
Bring in Your Cars!
We are the Repair Men, and are here to give yon Ser
vice in all lines. We have mechanics to do your work with
a guarautee at all times.
MOTOR TRUCK SERVICE!
We have added a new truck to our service lines and are
prepared to do all kinds of heavy transferring.
Welding Batteries Recharged -Gas and O1I3
Hawkeye Tires, and Tubes
place, who has an enlargement of
the liver, and whom it was found
necessary to take to the Edmond
non hospital at CounY.il Bluffs. Mr.
Knight is G4 years of age,and with,
none too much vitality, and the re
sult of th operation, it is not look
ed upon wiwthw wa great deaf of
WANTED TO BUY.
Sell your pop corn and sweet corn
before seeding is over. Highest
prices now ever paid, on your track.
Johnson Bros. Nebr. City.
Mrs. W. It. Clement and daughier
Mrs. Henry McMaken were visiting
with friends in Omaha this after
noon, having gone n the one fifty
The Physician on Chronic Diseases
Will Visit Our City.
Friday, May 24th, 1318
AnJ Will Be at the Wagner Hotel
from 11 a. m. to 4 p. m. ONLY
.Dr. Potterf, of 210S Garfield Ave.,
Kansas City, Mo., who has treated
:housai;ds of patients with 'electric-"
ity and medicine, will give consulta-
ion, examination and all the medi
cines necessary FREK. All parties
caking advantage of this offer are
requested to state to their friends
:he result of the treatment.
Treats DEAFNESS by an eutirtly
Treats catarrh, throat and lung
Urease, eye and ear, stomach, li' er
ind kidneys, gravel, rheumat? ;n,
paralysis, neuralgia, nerv .:s und
leart disease, epilepsy, Brlgbt'a dis
ease, diseases of the bladder, ljood.
;kin, goitre, stammering, and as-
Piles and reputure, without dc
ention from business.
If you are improving under your
Tamily physician do not take up our
valuable time. The rich aJid Ihf
:oor are treated alike. Idlers and
uriosity seekers will 'please stay
way. Our time is valuable.
Remember. NOT A PENNY will
le charged for the medicine required
to all those taking treatment this
trip. Office hour, 11 a. ra.
Positively, married ladies must be
ccompanied by their husbands. Re
member the date, Frijlay, May 24,
at the Wagner hotel from 11 a. in.
to 4 p. m., Plattsmouth, Nebr.
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