The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 23, 1918, Image 1
X Platte mout worn VOL. XXXV. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA THURSDAY, MAY 23. 1918. No. 97. TWO GIRLS 0 SOUTH OMAHA LOCATED HERE SEEN HERE ON A NIGHT'S CA ROUSAL WITH TWO SOL - EIERS SATURDAY TRIED TO GET AWAY TODAY Gills Crossed River on. Ferry Sunday Jiormng and Walked Toward Glenwood is the Report. From Monday's Daily. Just after noon today James Brab l)its. father of one of the missing South Omaha girls, together with Chief of Police Barclay went out to the Missouri river ferry and cross ing, with the aid of John Richard son, found the two missing girls, who, upon being apprehended ran like antelopes and gave the men a right merry chase or nearly a mile before they were finally overtaken. The girls had attempted to jump an east bound train leaving the bridge and one of them, Pearl Green had gotten safely on the lad der of a box car when her companion I-ibbie Brabbits. was thrown from the car, her hold on the steps break ing, and she rolled to the bottom of the steep embankment at the east end of the bridge. The girls would not talk, but maintained a sullen silence. The father took them home. These are declared to be the same girls who had come to the camp north of the city and who on Saturday appeared af a farm house near the camp dres sed iu men's apparel, but later re appeared dressed in their dresses as they were yesterday and today. Yesterday twr strange girls were soon loitering about the Burlington station here, one of them having a badly blackened eye that had turned to "deep purple" and presenting oth er evidences cf having received a severe beating. About the time the morning train left they sauntered down towards the ferry, where they crossed the river and walked to wards Glenwood, Iowa. The girls were missed during the night by their parents and the Chief of Police at South Omaha came to this city yesterday to look for them. It appears that the girls had gone with two soldiers, who. after a night spent in carousal, landed at the Burlington station here with a Ford touring car bearing license number 1C0.CC6, and which they left stand ing near the station deserted. The girls went inside the station and the soldiers made their get-a-way. The car stood there during the greater portion of the day and this morn ing was turned over to the sheriff, by the Burlington people, who had taken charge of it. As the records show that a large number of cars are stolen in and about Omaha ev ery day, it is quite probable that this one was secured in about such man ner by the soldiers who drpve it. It seems to this writer that some way should be discovered to keep young girls of tender age from run ning away with soldiers or anyone else, to engage in a night's debauch ery and subsequent scandal which will cling to them during their en tire life. Society demands that such things as this shall not be allowed. and it would not exist, only for the fact that there is something wrong somewhere. Home ties may be lax or relations in the household may not be the best and the love of ex citement and adventure may kindle strong fires in the breast of young and inexperienced girls who lack the advantage of knowledge from old er hands to guide them aright. But the attendant dangers of one single mis-step in the life of a woman is of such grave importance that every possible safe-guard known to world should be thrown about these youthful adventurers to save them from the mechanicians of those who have no care for the welfare of some one else's sister, unthinking of the fact that they have one themselves cr, if not, a mother, whom they owe more honor and respect. Our social structure, at best, is a weak and crumbling paradox and it is fast growing no better. The names of the two girls miss ing from their homes in South Om ara are Pearl Green and Libby Erabbits. Mr. James Brabbits, the father of the last named, was in the city this morning looking for the two wayward daughters who are giving their parents countless mo ments of anxiety about their welfare as they galavant about over the country in quest of life realistic excitement and adventure. Hearing that they had been at Glenwood, he made a tVip over there, but without avail and he is being assisted in his search by Chief Barclay. BROTHER IS KILLED. From Wednesday's Dally. Mrs. H. G. McClusky received a message this morning, conveying the sad intelligence of the death of her brother Clarence Hughes. Mr. Hughes was accidentally killed at Camp Mills, Long Island on Tues day morning. The message did not state just how the accident occurred or how Mr. Hughes was killed. He had just recently been transferrea from Camp Sill, Texas, preparatory to going over to France. The fun eral services will be held at St. Louis. Mr. Hughes was of a very happy disposition and was well lik ed by his soldier companions. The many friends of Mrs. McClusky will be sorry to learn of the loss of her brother and extend their most sin cere sympathy to her in this, her hour of sorrow. WILL LOOK AFTER DELINQUENTS From "Wednesday's Daily. The executive committee of the Cass County Council of Defense, will hold a meeting at the Wagner Ho tel, at ten o'clock Friday morning May 24th at which time they will take up the mater of the-delinquencies of a number of people who have not met their assignment for the pur chase of Liberty bonds. Some oth er propositions will also be thrash ed out for the better workings of the government work which has been placed under their care. MASONIC LODGE ELECTS OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR From Wednesday's Daily. At the meeting of Plattsmouth lodge No. G, A. F. & A. M., held on Monday night, the election of offi cers for the ensuing year was held, and the following were elected: Nelson Jean, W. M.; John Mc Lean. S. W.; William Evers, J. W.; H. A. Schneider, Treasurer and Will Adams, Secretary. The list of appointive officers has not yet been announced from the re spective stations. MAN KILLED IN A WRECK. From "Wednesday's Daily. The Missouri Pacific train from the south due here in the morning at about six thirty, was delayed un til near noon yesterday, occasioned by a derailment of a freight train, just this side of Falls City, in which wreck a man was killed by being crushed to death, under an oil tank car. G. R. Olson who has been at Junction City, Kansas, was coming home to look, for a new location for the Olson Photo Co., on account of their having to move in order that the Auto Power and Malleable Manu facturing Company may have the place to build upon. Mr. Olson says business is good at Junction City, they employing eight men and ceven girls in the studio there. Cut This Out It Is Worh Money. DON'T MISS THIS. Cut out this slip, enclose with five cents to Foiey & Co., 2835 Sheffield Ave., Chicago, 111., writing your name and address clearly. You will receive in return a trial package containing Foley's Honey and Tar Compound, for coughs colds and croup, Foley Kidney Pills and Foley Cathartic Tablets. Sold everywhere. FOR SALE. Good eight room house, barn and sheds, located on Blocks 4, 5, 6. Townseds addition, north Eighth St. A bargain if taken at once. JT. F. Goos. 5-17-tfd&w OLD CITIZEN OF THIS CITY PASSES AWAY DEATH CAME TO WILLIAM S. F. PORTER AT AN EARLY HOUR THIS MORNING. LIVED HERE FOR FORTY YEARS Was Veteran of the Civil War An Employ of Burlington Shops from 1880 to 1916. From Monday's Dally. This morning at about two o'clock, Wm. S. F. Porter, who was an em ployee in the Burlington shops at this place for more than a third of a century, passed away at his late home in the city from the effects of a rupture of one of the small blood vessels of the brain. Mr. Porter was born in Tuscara was county, Ohio, December 8, 1845. He lived on a farm until the begin ning of the Civil war, when he en listed with the "Hundred Day" men, and at the expiration of the enlist ment period again enlisted, for the duration of the war. At the close of the war he returned to his home and fanned during that and the fol lowing year. September 20, 18G6 he was united in marriage with the companion ne now leaves behind, and the same year came to Locona, Iowa, where he farmed until coming in Plattsmouth in 1880, where he took up his residence and began work in the Burlington shops the same year as the construction of the Burlington bridge . across the Missouri river. He continued his work in the Burlington shops until about two years ago when his health so far failed him as to compel him to give up active work, and during the past few weeks he has grown feeble until the end came this morn- ng. The funeral will be held from the Methodist church "on Wednesday af ternoon at two o'clock, of which church the deceased was a member. and the sermon will be-delivered by his pastor, Rev. T. A. Truscott. The burial services will be at Oak Hill cemetery under the direction of the Grand Army of the Republic, of which he was a member. Mr. Porter was also a member of the Loyal Mys tic Legion. Besides the aged widow, the de ceased leaves six children to mourn his death. They are Mrs. Bertha A.' Smith, Los Angeles; Mrs. Gertrude Robertson, Sea Side, Calif; Miss Myr tle 'Porter, Denver, Colorado; Mar guerite and Earnest Porter of this city and George Porter, of Kansas City. TRAIN DELAYED BY WRECK. From Wednesday's Daily. Fred P. Busch returned this fore noon from a buying trip to Kansas City. The train on which he went down Monday evening was delayed by the Missouri Pacific wreck near Falls City and did not reach Kansas City until after noon, although due in there at 7:25 in the morning. Fred says Kansas City is sure alive to the Red Cross drive this week, and that coupled with merchants' market makes for activity on every hand. ' MARRIED YESTERDAY. From Wednesday's Daily. - Friends in the city have received announcements of the marriage of Miss Ida Frances Mitchell and Mr. Francis D. Whelan, which occurred at Omaha yesterday, May 21st, at Sacred Heart Church. The couple will be at home to their friends, af ter June 1st, at 4133-North 18th St., Omaha. Miss Mitchell is the oldest daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. James Mitchell and for a number of years with her parents, resided in this city. Several years ago the Mitchell family moved to Omaha, where they have made their home ever since,' Miss Frances attended chool in this city for sev eral years, was quite prominent in social and church circles, and with her carming manner made a host of friends, whose best wishes will ever attend her. Miss Mitchell has visited her numerous friends in this city at various times since her removal to Omaha. The groom is the oldest and only son of Mr. and MYs. M. Whelan of this city. He was born and grew to manhood in this city, was a graduate of the Plattsmouth High School. He devoted several yars: to the study of piano music and developed con siderable talent, in this line of music. After his graduation Francis was em ployed at the Burlington shops for a number of years and just recently was transferred to Omaha. He has a large number of friends, who will join in wishing he and his oride much happiness. RETURNED FROM WEDDING TRIP From "Wednesday's Dally. This morning coming from Omaha, Roy Cole and wife returned from a trip which included the past two weeks, and extended over much of the state of Iowa, where they spent the time with relatives at numerous places in the state, first stopping at Burlington, visiting there and at Fort Madison and points in Lee county. Later going- to Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Des Moines. Mr. Cole is enthusiastic as to the coun try there, and to prospects for an abundant crop. They have been having much rain there and every thing in prime condition. WILL HAVE TO GET UP SOONER. From "Wednesday's Daily. Advance information gotten out that there will be a change in the time card of the Burlington in the near future, and that after the sec ond of June train fifteen, the one going west via Omaha in the morn ing, and which we have grown ac customed to deignate as the 8:16, will run an hour earlier, and will then be the 7:16 train instead. This train is known as No. 15, and when the change in time comes will make some people hum tA mak it. Many people until they become accustom ed to the change will have to salt the dishes down until thev return in the evening. Still they met the change from the old to the new time, with a smile why not this as well. Look out after the second of June. BOYS ARE LEAVING FUNSTON. From WednesJny's Daily. The boys who have been at Camp Funston for so long, are all leaving now for probably "over there". The things which they have had at the camp are being sent home and the cars loaded. The camp will be de serted by the older boys and a new set will occupy the positions. Just now there is being released from the detention camps about fifteen hund red per day, which wil' soon fill the depleted barracks, with new people for training. There is more signific ance in the "On to Berlin" than a mere joke for the irrepressable Amer ican Spirit, is the thing which is go ing to settle this trouble and settle it right, and we will be surprised that is at the end of this year the Americans have not been the feature which never won the cause of civil ization and humanity. WERE ON THEIR WAY. From "Wednesday's Dally. Last evening about eight-thirty, a special train of eighteen cars on the Burlington passed through this city, going east, and were crowded with soldiers, going to the concentration camps, and really, on their way to Berlin. On the side of the last car was a large banner "Berlin or Bust" Wyoming. These Wyoming boys were on their way to solve one of the big problems of the world, the restora tion of the rights of man. We have slept while the Liberties of people have been stolen and now we have to sacrifice for the things which were and are by rights our own, but which we have allowed Auto cracy to usurp. Helps To Keep Fit. When the digestion Is out oi ord er, it throws the whole physical being out of gear. B. B. Hayward, Unailil la, Ga., writes: "Foley Cathartic Tab lets give me quicker relief than any thing I have ever tried.". They re lieve biliousness, bad breath, bloat ing, gas. indigestion and constipa tion. No griping or nausea. Soid everywhere. Subscribe for the Journal. H. S. CLASS PLAY COMES FRIDAY NIGHI WILL BE GIVEN AT THE PAR- MELE THEATRE BY THE CLASS OF '19. BACK TO THE FARM' IS TITLE A Simple Little Story Skillfully Act ed is Verdict of Those Who Have Seen Rehearsal. From Wednesday's Daily. On Friday evening at the Perme- le theater the senior class of the high school will present the play "Back to the Farm." The play is a clean, refreshing little comedy of three acts. It has no war setting but it is particularly appropriate at the present time when every one is learning how to farm and get all that they can from Moth er Earth. The play is a simple little story of the rebellion of one generation against the ways and methods of a farmer. The weary monotony and nervous strain of trying to make a living on an old fahioned farm, re sults in an explosion in a tense and dramatic scene. As a result a whole family is alienated but in the end are brought together again and live happy ever afterward. A delightful ittle romance runs through the whole play and but that would be telling. Cast of Characters. Cliarles Merrill, a farmer of t lie old school Leroy Winsoott Merton Merrill, his son.. Henry Herold Mrs. Merrill, the farmers tliriftv wife Grettal Haekenltersr Rose Meade, the school teacher . . .-.Mary Ilosenrrans Gus Anderson, the hired man Fiaymond Cook Reuben Allen, a neighbor . Albert Olson Mr. Ashley, a lawyer and real es tate atrent Vern Hutchinson Roltert Powell, a senior at college.. Ludwig Halas Marcerie I-anprdon. a society debu tante Florence Kalasek Hulila, the maid Marjraret Buttery Acts and Scenes. Act I The Merrill farm. Mid autumn. Morning. Act II. The University of Ne braska. Five years later. At the fraternity ball. Act III. Merton's study at the Merrill farm. Two years later. Tickets go on sale atWeyrich & Hadraba's tonight at 7:30. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. L. H. Kearnes to A. M. Sanders lot 1 pt. 2 blk. 1, Townsends addition city of Plattsmouth W. D. $1,500.00 G. W. Shrader to Verna Rhoden pt. SW4 NW14 pt NWU SWiJ 32-11-14 $1.00 Agusta Anderson to W. C. Foster lot 7 blk. 43 city W. D $1,400.00 C. W. Bish to A. L. Hoff man lots 3 and 4 blk. 50 city of Weeping Water, W. D $450.00 M. S. Briggs to Wm. Bar clay lot 4 pt. 3 blk 44, city W. D $1,000.00 HOGS FOR THE RED CROSS. From Tuesday's Daily. John Chalfant and F. W. Young, were in the city today from -heir home near Union, looking after some business at the office of the county judge, coming up from Union this morning. Speaking about the doings of the Red Cross, they said "Union is doing the thing right in that it is gatheilng a car load of hog? from the farmers and taking them to Ne braska City, where they will be marketed for the benefit of the Red Cross. She Got Good Results. This honest testimony from a woman who has suffered should be heeded by all afflicted with bark ache, rheumatic pains, or any symp tom of kidney and bladder trouble: "I have got such good results from Foley Kidney Pills that I sleep much better. Mrs. Chas. Gray. 270 Sixth St., Detroit, Mich." Sold everywhere. Patriotic crepe paper decorations at the Journal office. HOLD INTERESTING SESSION. From Tuesday's Daily. The Social Workers of the Country Club, south of the city held a very interesting' meeting at the lion:0 of one of the members Mrs. George S Ray south of the city Wednesday evening, at which time Mrs. Ray and daughter Mrs. Thompson entertain ed. Much business was done, and after which a splendid program was rendered, which was mirt.'i prm.'t ing, and very entertaining. There were a large number present and much interest manifested. SETTLES FOR FIVE HUNDRED. From Tuesday's Daily. Frank Kalocek sr.. who has attain ed the age of seventy years, the time when the return of the money be gins, has settled with the Woodman of the World for $501,50. His r-o- icy was for one thousand dollars, and which he has been carrying for the past twenty-three years. 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Barclay was chasing the runaway girls, he cross ed the river at the ferry with his car and returning, the boat did not get as well up on the shore as it should have, and in coming off the boat Mr. Barclay's car slipped into water enough that the rear wheels were covered, and the block and tackle had to be used to pull it from the river. Wants To Help Other Men. II. W. Taylor, Calvert, Aia., writes: "To Whom It May Concern: I recommend Foley Kidney Pills, the best I ever used. I tried different remedies, but none gave me rel'tf like Foley's." Thej restore regu.ar action of kidneys and bladder and relieve backache, rheumatic pains, stiff joints, sore muscles. Sold every where. Large line of American flaers at the Journal office. When Dollars Come arching Home When you receive money which has been in vested, interest on loans, or returns for stock, produce or services PUT IT TO WORK at this bank. You can deposit money in our Certificatss of Deposit for six months or a year. They are safe. They are negotiable on endorsement. They earn 4 interest. We back them with every dollar of our resources. First National Bank, Plattsmouth, Nebraska BOY REMEM BERS MOTHER MOTHERS' DAY WRITES LETTER OF GOOD CHEER TO MOTHER FROM FAR OFF ARMY CAMP IS STATIONED AT KELLY FIELD Describes Weather as Very Change able There and Says Expects to Move Before Long. From Tuesday's Daily. Oliver Harvey, who is in the Avia tion department, at Kelly Field. Texas, has written his mother a let ter of remembrance under date of Sunday, May 12th, which was. na tionally observed as Mother's day. His letter follows: My Dear Mother: I am writing you on this daj' of all days, when the nation worships its mother. This letter is to you alone, my mother, the woman who gave me birth and endured every- hing for my sake. I hope this day Cnds you well and I would like to be with you to help you celebrate it, but we little know what the year holds, and it is all God's will, so we must be content. I am still at Kel ley Field, but expect to leave at any time, so it will be of no use for you to write until I know where I am going. The wind has blown here all day, but the atmosphere has been rather cool though. You can talk about the changeable weather in the north, but it has nothing on the south in Texas. We had a lovely rain last night and I suppose the corn has begun to show up. I hope everything is coming along fine, be cause surely we need a good crop this year, of all years, because it marks the second year of our war, and the downing of the demon they call the kaiser of Germany, and it shall be American troops that will decide the question of right and wrong, and the defeat of tyranical Germany shall lie at the door of America, and a proud America it shall be. But here is hoping the awful carnage will not exist a year from today. Well, mother dear, I am well and quite happy here. Your dear, sweet face comes before me many times a day, and I hope when I come back to you I shall be as clean and as wholesome as when I left, that I may meet your sweet smile without any cause for regret. I remain, as ever, your dutiful fon. Oliver Miles Harvey.