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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. JULY 4, 1918.
MATTER OF TOO
TWO SWIFTLY MOVING CARS COL
LIDE WITH DISASTROUS RE
SULTS. CARS ARE BROKEN.
BATE OF SPEED WAS SWIFT.
Cars Come Together at Juncture of
Avenues. Point cf Horn San
Fron Monday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon, as two young
men from the country were uoing
south near the city lirni:. at the
south western portion of the city,
near the home of Charles E Cook,
they got together, a wreckit. g of
both cars ensuing
John Bergman, who lives w:st of
Mynard. was going home and pass
ed out Lincoln avenue, which makes
Juncture with Chicago avenue, near
Charles Cook's place, and what is fa
miliarly known as the horn. He
had just gotten to the place when
down the grade from the north came
Wallace Warner, with his car and
Kd. Creamer in the car with him.
Some trees just at the point, kept
the car drivers from seeing each
other, and going at a ripid rate they
came in contact, just as Mr. Berg
man's car entered the ror.d going
directly south. Mr. Warner had seen
the car shoot out. and shoved the
break on. and as the cars struck was
thrown onto the steering wheel, and
on out of the car as it drove into
the bank. The spring on the left
from side of the car, catching the
rear wheel of Mr. Bergman's . car
tearing it away, and overturning the
car, pinning Mr. Bergman ondrr the
car. He called for help, and Warn
er and Creamer who were thrown
from the car ran to his assisane
opening the door of over turned car.
and released him. While bruised he
was not apparently seriously injur
ed. A young lady had been joshing
Mr. Warner, saying that he could
not run his car fast enough to pass
rr in her car. and as she happened
to be going home south of the city
just before the accident. Wallace
Warner with his car chanced to over
take the young lady, as they were
climbing the Mc( honkie hill, and
to demonstrate he could pass her
car which was a Heo, he pulled tne
Overland roadster r pea. and wr.s go
ing something near the rate which
gasoline can impe; a car for some
distance before they ccme to the
point, where the two roads con
verge. After the accident the young
lady returned to town and securing
a doctor hastened back to the wreck,
which proved that a number of auto
mechanics instead required for the
cars had suffered much. The cars
were brought to town for repairs.
ARE VISITING IN THE CITY.
'From Wednesday's Daily.
i This morning George Ledgoway
ot Tabor. Iowa, a brother of John
Ledgeway of this city, arrived here
vith his wife, coming from their
town to this place in their car. Mr.
I edgeway has been at Tabor for near
ly thirty-five years, and brought
John Ledgeway to this city some
ihirty-four years ago. Mr. Ledge
way and wife come over for a visit,
yr.d especially at this time on ac
tount of the departure of Cla-ence
Ledgeway for Great Lakes this even
ing to join the navy.
From Wednesday's Dally.
The burial of Mrs. Peter Mumm,
who passed away so suddenly Mon
day evening, will be held on Friday
rooming. July 5th. at ten o'clock.
The funeral w'll be held at the
St. Paul's Evangelical church the
Bev. J. H. Steger officiating. The
boys from the west will arrive by
that time and the loved mother will
be laid to rest in the evening. All
friends of the family will please
For baby's TOup, Will'e's daily
cuts and bruises, mother's sore
throat, grandma's lameness Dr.
Thcmas Eclectic Oil the household
remedy. 30c and COc.
REMEMBERED OF HER BIRTHDAY
Prom Wednesday's Daily.
The friends of Alice Lee Funk,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Albert
Lee Funk, remembered that young
lady yestej-day it being her seventh
birthday, by gathering at her home
and making a good time for her
There were games, ice cream and
birthday cake with candles thereon.
Afier the games had all been played
and the little visitors had eaten their
fill of good things, and had depart
ed for their home. The young Mis
was invited for an auto ride, and
this she enjoyed. Taking it all in
all it was a great day.
TEAM SCARES AT COW, RUNS
AWAY WITH MOWER, RUNS
OVER MAN WITH MACHINE.
Fror-. Tuesday's Daily.
This morning M. L. Furlong and
his son Walter, went to mow alfalfa,
and entering a forty acre field with
two mowers, Mr. Furlong drove
ahead with Walter following with
another machine. A cow came out
of the brush behind the first mower,
and in front of the second, this caus
ed the team to become frightened
running away, threw the young man
off the seat when the mower hit a
bump. The team running behind
struck Mr. Furlcng with the end
of the tongue of the mower, knock
ing him off the seat and ran over
him. which frightened his team also
they run away. One of the mules
of the rear team got over the sickle
bar of the front mower and has its
feet cut off. and had to be shot, not
withstanding its value was 250.
The team passed over Mr. Furlong,
but notthe mower. Mr. Furlong's
head was badly cut across catching
him across the forehead, and again
on his chin.
Dr. Gilmore was called and minis
tered to the injured man. While the
injuries on his head was serious, the
injury to his back was worse. Since
the dressing cf the wounds we are
not able to hear of his condition.
KHAKI KLUB REPORT.
From Tuesday's Daily.
On May 29. 1D1S. the Khaki Klub
was formally opened to the soldiers.
The large west room was fitted up
fcr an amusement room; the smaller
east room was made convenient and
attractive for reading and writing;
about one hundred bath towels were
donated by the ladies of the city.
for the shower bath and rent was
paid for the month of June.
The building wa;- in use onlv three
davs when the soldiers were recalled
from the range and as none have
been stationed here since the coi.i
mittee thought bet to discontinue
the use of the building unti' the
soldiers return. The citizens donat
ed $95.00 to be used for rent
Twenty-five dollars were paid for
the first month's rent, leaving a bal
ance of $70.00.
Parmele Theater Co. gave $ 3. OS
D. A. R. Dance 24.03
Cr. Stationery & Pen Holders
Total receipts for upkeep $29.09
Initial expense $10. SO
Balance on upkeep fund $18.79
Bal. for rental fund $70.00
Bal. on upkeep fund 18.79
Bal. in Treasury f SS.79
The committee wish to thank all
who gave so generously of their ser
vices, funds, or in any way assisted
in establishing the Khaki Klub.
WILL SPEND SOME TIME
IN THE MOUNTAINS
From Tuesday's Daily.
Miss Anna Rys and Marie Svoboda
departed this afternoon for the west
and will attend a summer school at
Boulder, for about four weeks. The
term of school will extend over eix
weeks, but they will only attend for
four, for they expect to visit at
Denver and Colorado Springs, and
will climb Pike's Peak, and try to
see about all out doors on their trip.
Haying Machinery McCormlck
and Deering. Mowers and Rakes,
with full line of repairs for ?ame.
John F. Gorder. Plattsmouth, Neb.
LARGE CROWDS AND CLOSE AT
TENTI0N TO THE EXERCISES
AT THE BIG TENT.
From Wednesday's Daily.
Xotwithstanding the warm weath
er, and the extreme business of the
people ai this time every night there
seems to be a large or larger crowd
of interested and enthusiastic people
to see and hear the splendid enter
tainments which are being staged
there. Yesterday after a large crowd
of people were at the tent to enjoy
the splendid entertainment which
was provided by the Lockhart Trio.
In the evening they ako gave one of
their excellent entertainment?. They
were dressed in the costume of the
Scot, and made a very pleasing ap
pearance as well as furnishing some
fine entertainment in the same, both
representing special features from
particular portions of the country.
patriotic air, and popular ballads. ,
Sergeant Wayman Talks.
The interesting feature of the
evening was an address given by
Sergeant Wayman. who spoke for
nearly two hours on his experiences
in Europe, in the battle scared
France and Belgium. He gave an
account of his experience, from the
departure for Europe, to the getting
into the first line trenches and then
out into no man's land, where the
rockets was lighting up the sky and
earth, and the machine guns were
purring and pouring a deadly stream
of bullets over the ground.
His description of the burying of
a comrade, and some of the enemy
was minute, telling how they went
out in the night to do the burying
and the experiences they had with
it, losing one of the men who went
along to assist. The storming of
Viray Ridge, was touch3d upon, in a
way which gave one an idea of the
extreme fierceness of the struggle
which is being maintained there
all the time. How. that after the
struggle for the position which lasted
for over six months, was over, that
the allies had taken many thousand
of prisoners, besides the enemy which
went to sleep never to waken. Of
course it cost the allies, but that
could not but be expected. The at
tention was earnest and interested
to the very last, and showed that the
experiences which he had had, and
in which he was wounded three
times, made a chapter in the life of
a man which he will never frrget.
Sergeant Wayman departed last eve
ning for Peru, where he lectures this
This afternoon the Cathedral
Choir will furnish some of the most
beautiful music, while Dorotny
Brooks, aviatrix will tell of her ex
perience as a flyer. In the evening
there will be a grand closing conc?rt
by the Cathedral Choir. With the
celebration of the Fourth of July to
morrow. MRS. BENNETT SICK
From Tuesday's Daily.
Last evening Lee Bennett receiv
ed a telephone message from Ham
burg. Iowa, telling of the illness of
Mrs. Bennett who has been visiting
there for some time. The message
coming too late to catch the train
for Pacific Junction and Mr. Bennett
and Mr. Roy Bolton who has been
visiting here with Mr. Bennett, walk
ed to Pacific Junction to catch the
train for the south and thus get to
Hamburg at midnight.
DR. C. H. ROSS LOCATING HERE.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Dr. C. H. Ross of Omaha, is mov
ing to this city arriving last even
ing and returned to Omaha on the
late Missouri Pacific train, and re
turned this morning to establish
himself in practice here. He has
rented the office of Dr. E. W. Cook,
in fact having had it for some time,
and will make his home here as soon
as he is able to secure a place suit
able to live. During the time Mrs.
Ross and family will remain at Oma
ha, while Dr. Ross will be here.
Subscribe for the JoumaL
MRS. L. C. CANNON'S
From Monday's Daily.
Word was received a few days
since of the death of Mack Travin
of Bethany. Mo., at the age of SI
yean?, the father of Mrs. L. C. Can
non of this xity. Mrs Cannon and
ihe family departed for the old home
and were in attendance at the fun
eral of the aged parent. Win Can
ntm returned home yesterday morn
ing, while his mother remained for
a longer stay. Mr. Travis it will
be remembered visited in this city
but a few months since at the home
of his daughter Mrs. Cannon.
KEEP YOUR BONDS
THEY ARE GOOD
PUBLIC ARE WARNED AGAINST
DISPOSING CF THEIR LIBER
TY BONDS FOR STOCKS.
There has been a tendency to se
cure Liberty Ponds from the hold
ers in exchange in manv instances
worthless stocks, and many con
cerns who wish to foist stock in
new and untried concerns, which
they are holding out the idea, will
pa yfabulous percentages o' interest,
upon the public, and are offering tc
accept Liberty Bonds in pavment.
Know now th3t the bonds are the
best security which can be had. The
interest thereon is not diminished
by tax. unless that interest is great
enough for an income, or excess
profit tax. The matter 01 putting
the bonds on the stock erchange for
sale is also discouraged b.. the gov
ernment. W. II. Rowe, Executive
Secretary Liberty Loan Committee.
Tenth Federal Reserve District, has
written all banks and trust compan
ies. In which he has to say:
June 27. 121 S.
To All Banks & Trust Cor.ipiM?s -
"Some time agn we sent you . cir
cular setting forth the attitude of
Secreary McAdoo regarding the offer
ing of various stocks in exchange fr
There has recently been a very
n.arked increase in the number of
such offerings and we are impelled
10 again bring this circular t- your
attention and ask your help in put
ting a stop to this practice?.
We will very much appreciate
your advising us promptly, bv wire
at our expense, of any such cases
is may come to your notice. Please
give us the name of the salesman,
the name of the company and the
f.ddress of its home office.
The continuance of this practice
is not only unfriendly to the Gov
ernment, but is in a very material
way a menace to your local condi
tions as by far too la-ge a propor
tion of the stocks so offered are ut
Please let us have your enthusias
tic cooperation in the direction of
suppressing this particular activity.
Yours very truly.
VM. R. ROME.
Executive Secretary Liberty Loan
Committee Tenth Federal Reserve
JACK REED BURIED YESTERDAY
From Tuesday's Daily.
Jack Reed just past seventy years
of age died at the St. Bernard Hos
pital at Council Bluffs. Iowa, where
he has been for the rast three
months taken there after having
suffered for some time with a stroke
of parallysis. some time before. Mr.
Reed has for the past forty years
lived across the Missouri river near
Pacific Junction. Iowa. Mr. Reed has
many friends and acquaintances in
Plattsmouth, where he traded for
many years. Mr. Reed lost his wife
some eight years since and has dur
ing the time been making his
home with his childien of which
there are six, three boys and three
girls. They being: Amos Reed of
Missouri Valley, Iowa, and A. B.
Reed and Elmer Reed of Plattsmouth
Mrs. Frank Peeke of Omaha. Mrs.
Eli Birdsall of Missouri Valley. Ia.,
and Mrs. Charles Burnett of South
Dakota. The children were all pres
ent at the burial with the single ex
ception of Mrs. Charles Burnett. The
funeral was preached at Martin's
chapel at Pacific Junction. Iowa, by
a minister from Council Bluffs. Iowa,
and burial made at Pacific City,
north of Pacific Junction, Iowa.
DEATH OF IS.
THE DEATH ANGEL COMES WITH
THE CLOSING DAY, AT THE
HOME OF HER DAUGHTER.
Frmn Tuesday's Daily.
Nearly seventy years ago, was born
Margaret Ploehn. in Germany, where
she lived during her early girlhood,
and came to thia country on ap
proaching maturity, and il'ter hav
ing lived in this citv some two
years in .-1S70. was united in mar
riage, with Peter Mumm. living all
the married life m this eiry. The
nusnami dying nere in llM. sone
eight years ago. There were born
to this couple five children. hree
boys and two girls, all of whim sur
vive their parents. The eldest, Hen
ry Mumm. of Spokane, Washington,
August Mumm. Missoula, Montana,
rred Mumm of this city. Mrs. Pearl
Larson of this city and Mrs. Rose
Doig of Fairbury. Mrs. Mumm was
a woman with exemplary habits, and
loved by all .vho kn-w her. Mrs.
Mumm has been a woman with good
health, and was in her usual health
until but a short time since, when
she was afflicted by neuralgia of
the heart, which has given her
much pain during the past few
weeks. Xotwithstanding this she
was able to be around and even
down town. Yesterday morning she
complained of severe pains ir- the
region of the heart, when a physi
cian was called, who upon a search
ing examination caid ihe heart was
badly effected, and that there could
be but little hope of her recovery.
Mrs. Mumm grew worse dunng the
day. and as the day drew towards
its close, her spirit tco'.c its flight to
that ether world, where the pain and
suffering never come. A wire from
Henry .Mumm, ,the eldest eon. says
he will arrive here Thursday even
ing, and by that time it is expected
that all the other children will be
here. Definite notice of. the fun
eral will be published in this raper
but at this time it is not known.
HAS SAILED FOR FRANCE.
Frm Tnsdn r' Daily.
Thomas Walling jr., who was one
cf the enlisted men last summer and
was sent to the south to a canton
ment, a few days since sailed for
France, havins, for some time past
been located at Camp Merritt, near
Englewood. X. J., and while there
was the guest most of his ime of
Mr. and Mrs. Albert C'aybfugh.
They are living there. They took
the young man to their home and
showed him much of New York, and
Coney Island, which made it a very
pleasant stay at the camn for Mr.
Walling. While living here Mr. and
Mrs. Claybaugh were both welU-acquainted
with Thomas Walling jr.,
and it was a treat to them as well
as to him to have the society of each
other, and they all thorouzhlv en
joyed the time before his sailing.
VAS MARRIED LAST SATURDAY.
From Wednesday's ta'1.
Miss Bertha Driftmeyer, the
t acher of History in the high school
If st year, mid a woman of more than
ordinary capacity as was proven Dy
the manner in which she handled
her work here, was at her home at
Clarinda. Iowa, united in marriage
with R. 3. L. Greer, of Stromsberg,
this state. The newly married
couple will take trip around and see
the world, and will make their home
at Stromsburg, where the groom is
cr.gaged in business. Miss Mabeth
Beech of Lincoln, has been attending
the wedding and is visiting here for
a short time before returning to her
The time to buy Binder Twine this
year is when you can get it. Just
received 14,000 pounds of Deering
Standard Twine, which we will sell,
for strictly cash, at 25 He per lb.
JOHN F. GORDER.
6-21-tfd&w. Plattsmouth, Neb.
We are off for Chase county again,
on next Sunday evening. We would
like to have you go with us. See
Rosencrans about the trip today, you
will enjoy it. You are not compell
ed to buy land, but Rosey would
like to show you Chase countr.
MOST LAST QUOTA AT FUNST0N
From Tuesday'? Daily.
Of the twenty-nine men which de
parted last week for Camp Riley,
only three remained there, they be
ing Lyle Mullis. tlnrvev Burke, and
West ley Kalasek, who all were plac
ed in Ihe Medical Reserve corps
The remainder were sent to Camp
Funston, and upon examination
three of them were rejected as bing
physically unfit for full military
service, they will either placed in
Class V which will place them
permanently out of military service.
or they will be placed in C!as 1 for
limited service. This is not yet
known, but will be one or ihe c.iher.
E HMD IN
S LAST NIGHT
PLATTSMOUTH YOUNG LADY
SLIPPED IT OVER ON PARENTS
WHEN SHE MARRIES ITT
From Tuesday's Daily.
For two years Miss Violet Freese
has been the teacher of the schools
at Presno, South Dakota, and there
lived a family Mullen, and ot e of
the members Russell E. Mullen, was
a very likable lad, and she liked
him, he in turn liked the fair teach
er, and their comradship ripened in
to love. He was selected for the
army, and sent to South Carolina,
where he won a position of Sergeant
When the term of school was over
and Miss Violet came home she con
cluded she would take a business
course, and so went to Omaha for
that purpose. Meantime Russell
Mullen obtained a furlough, and
started home, wiring his sweetheart
that he would pass through Omaha,
they met, and were married last
Tuesday, one week ago today. The
furlough getting short in time, the
newly married pair departed for
camp, the bride accompanying the
husband, and will return in a short
time and take up again her work at
the business school. The Journal
with their many friends extend con
gratulations. WILL LOOS OVER THE WEST.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Patrick Egan departed last even
ing for the west and will have as his
objective, Guernsey Wyoming, where
he will look over the country and
see what kind of lands that country
can put up, and what are th cross
raised there. Mr. Egar. will remain
awav for most of the week.
thing which it is now. In this
matter all should pull together fcr
the betterment of the whole community.
The Order of Celebration on
Every year the plea to make Fourth of July
celebra'.ions "Safe and Sane" has been urged
- this year our own sons are actually paying
with their lives to make every day, every
where, safe and sane.
Therefore, it seems only fitting that we at
home should more than ever this year, refrain
from extravagant and meaningless celebration
instead, let's stock up with Thrift Stamps
in place of firecrackers and War Saving Stamps
in place of the bigger cannon crackers of years
Let's put the money in the hands of Uncle
Sam he'll buy the fireworks our soldier
boys do the firing, toward Berlin.
First National Bank
THE PUBLIC ROADS COVERING
THE COUNTRY MUST S0TVE
LEMS BEFORE LONG
Fn m Monday's Daily.
With the scarcity of cars both
freight and passenger, with most of
the railroads, some means nf trans
portation of both freight and pas
sengers must be provided. The build
ing of better and permanent -oada
sems the only solution to these vex
ed questions. At Omaha a few days
since, preliminary steps were taken
to organize an extensive auto truck
freight service between Omaha and
surrounding towns at a meeting of
truck owners last night at the Cham
ber of Commerce.
The meeting was called by Man
ager Gillan of the Industrial bureau.
He explained the idea, which is to
have a central office fn Omaha where
freight may be booked for various
towns so that when a truck comes to
Omaha with a load it can take a
load on the return trip also if 'here
is freight going in that direction.
Mr. Gillan stated thst truck serv
ice is already in operation between
Omaha and Fremont, Missouri Vallev
and Plattsmouth. All are good
roads with the exception of about a
mile near the river on the Platts
Other desirable routes mentioned
are between Omaha and the fr Mow
ing towns: Lincoln, on the Omaha-
Lincoln-Denver road; Fremont, on
the Lincoln highway; Tekamah, on
the Washington highway; Crouton,
al.. on the Blue Grass road, and
Avoca. Ia.. on the Kiver-to-River
Another meeting will be called
soon to take further steps.
Many people are now hauling
freight to the Omaha markets in the
shape of live stock, and the matter
of return tonnage is one which
would add to the profits, of the busi
ness and also cheapen the freight
each way. With ordinary roads in
good weather, the problems are not
serious ones, but with muddy and
especially when the weather is cold,
and the roads rouirh and froen. the
questions are worse.
With a boulevard, e-ctending from
here to Omaha, the master of trans
portation would be greatly slmplyfled
as to the matters this city. The
ether towns which are some dis
tance from Omaha, like this have
(heir problems to r.olve, but they
can be solved with all pulling to
gether, and when once gotten into
good shape with a permanent bai-
for a good road, the questirn of
maintenance will not be the di.Ticult
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