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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, AUGUST 12. 1918.
A PIONEER OE
MRS. ELIZA STANDER PASSED
AWAY AT HER HOME YES
DAY. SICK FOR A YEAR.
The Funeral Will Occur at Louisville
At Two O'clock.
From Friday's Patty.
After having been sick for over a
year at her home in Louisville, Mrs.
Eliza Ann Slander, aged 76 years.
died at her home yesterday after
noon, among the children who make
their home near that place.
Mrs. Stander and husband who
died a number of years ago, were
early settlers in Cass county farm
ing near Louisville. They were the
parents of fourteen children, three
of whom have died, there remaining
now eleven who are George Stander
of this place, who is the oldest.
There lives at and near Louisville,
Janus, Arthur, Henry, Peter and
William, all with Mrs. V. A. Cleg
horn and Mrs. Peter Rpangler, liv
ing in that portion of Cass county.
Ralph Stander living in Kansas,
while Lewis lives at Central City.
Mrs. Stander was a member of the
Methodist Church, and has always
been a very devoted and consistent
christian woman. The funeral will
be held at the Methodist church at
Louisville, and the interment be had
at the cemetery east of Louisville.
TO THE COLOIIAL
EDWIN FRICKE DECEIVED NICE
PROMOTION AT CAMP
From Thursday's Pally.
Carl G. Fricke this morning re
ceived a letter from his brother Ed
win Fricke. which told of his hav
ing received a promotion, which
makes him an officer of the regiment
instead of the company. Adjutant
Fricke was before Captain of a com
pany, and was a member of the
'Dixie Division who are just at this
time preparing for their departure.
At a grand review which they had
a few days since and which will be
the lat until the return from
France, the officers drill in which
Adjutant Fricke took part, present
ed a movement as one piece of ma
chinery. With on order to present
arms, there was but one movement,
and all were just to the fraction of
the second, as well as in the case of
forward march, all started at once
and all togther, which the halt
brought the whole company at a
standstill instantly with no one lag
ging. Camp Wheeler will soon give
up the men who have been there for
so long, and when they depart, oth
ers will fill up the cantonment, that
the continued stream of soldiers will
keep on the move from the places of
entrainment to the city of Berlin.
A. J. BOX OF ELMWOOD CHARGED
WITH ASSAULT UPON WM.
From Thursday's Paily.
On complaint filed before Judge
A. J. Beeson. by County Attorney
A. G. Cole, information furnished
by Wm. Atchison, Sheriff Quinton
apprehended A. J. Box, who was ar
raigned before county judge A. J.
Beeson. charging Box with having
struck and kicked Mr. Wm. Atchi
son, injuring him. The defendant
admitted to the charge, and was giv
en a fine by Judge Beeson of one
hundred dollars and costs of prose
cution, amounting to $11.50. which
were paid and the defendant discharged.
HAVE JOINED THE MARINES.
From Thursday's Pally.
S. B. Copen haver, who was one
cf the instructors in the Plattsmouth
' city schools last year, arrived in the
city this morning from his home at
Syracuse, and was accompanied by
his cousin Ray Copenhaver, who
are visiting in the city for the af
terroon. Tomorrow they go to
Omaha where they 'report, as they
nave recently enlisted in the ser
vice as members of the marines
! They will depart for Paris Island, S
JAMES A SHELLENBERGER
IS KILLED IN FRANCE
From Fr'day's Pally.
Mr. E. G. Shellenberger of this
city received a letter this mornin
from his brother L. E. Shellenber?
er of Beaver City, telling of the
death of his son. Corporal James A.
Shellenberger, and a nephew of Mr.
Shellenberger of this city. He was
killed in battle on May 21, was a
member of Co. I. ICth infantry, and
has been in the service for six
years. He was among the first of
to go to France with
The lists show
him as having come from Montana,
where his parents lived at that time,
but who moved to Beaver City since.
Corporal Shellenberger enlisted in
Missouri. He was raised by the par
ents of Mr. Shellenberger here and
they grew to manhood together,
and were like brothers. Mr. Shellen
berger here felt the loss keenly as
it is just like the loss of a broth
er, and has the sympathy of all his
SON DIES IN TOPEKA, KANSAS.
From Friday's Pally.
Lloyd Rodecker of Topeka. Kansas
a son of W. II. Rodecker and wife
of this city, aged forty-three years.
died very suddenly at his home a
few days since of heart failure. Mr.
Rodecker who was a married man
with five children visited here last
winter with his parents. Mrs. Ro
decker has been feeling rather bad
ly for some time and her health was
such as to prevent them from at
tending the funeral of the son. Mrs.
James Gibson of Trenton, this state,
a sister of Mr. Lloyd Rodecker and
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodecker
of this place, was in attendance at
the funeral and returned this way
to visit with her parents.
HAS ENLISTED IN THE ARMY.
From Thursdav's Pail v.
Yesterday Robert Poisall return
ed to this city for a few days, and
before coming went to the recruit
ing station, where he enlisted in the
army, and will be sgnt next Tues
day to Ft. Logan, where he goes in
the Coast Artillery, and will after
an examination at Ft. Logan be sent
to San Francisco where he will
enter active training.
LEFT FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
From Saturday's Pally.
This morning Burdette Briggs and
Mearle Rainey departed for Omaha,
where they completed their enlist
ment in the navy and this evening
they are departing for the west,
where they enter the training school
at the station at that place. They
enlisted as apprentice seamen, and
applied for radio, which will be giv
en when opening occurs. Junior
Marshall was to have gone but will
depart next Tuesday. and Clyde
Clause will go to Red Oak, Iowa, the
last of next week and enlist there
and be sworn in at Des Moines.
VISITING OLD TIME FRIENDS.
From Saturday's Pally.
Claude Landers arrived In this city
this morning and is visiting with
his many friends here. Mrs. Land
ers has been visiting here for a num
ber of days. Claude is employed
with the Government, and had just
gotten home last evening and learn
ing that Mrs. Landers was visiting
and not having been here for some
time, concluded he would run over
for a little while. It has been some
seven years since Mr. and Mrs.
Landers lived here and visited at
Ft. Riley and Manhattan.
This ailment is usualy caused by
rheumatism of the muscles. All that
is needed is absolute rest and a few
applications of Chamberlain's Lini
ment. Try It.
Lloyd Belville Writes of Fight and
Impressions of Enemy. He
Thinks the Germans
SLIGHT WOUND FROM
A GERMAN SHELL
The battle of ChaeH Thierry will
doubtless go down in history as the;
one m vfcich American troops re -
ceived thtir' first real baptism of fir-?
in the reat war. It zs the U. .S.
Marines, named by the Germans
"Tieful hunden", (devil dogs) who
added new laurels to our glorious
military history. Among this lit-.
tie band that stood like a stone wall
against the Teuton waves which ( to say in closing, if anything nap
beat against them on these historic , pens to me let us have no mourning
days, was a tracy boy, Lloyd Bel-' in spirit or in dress. Like a Liberty
ville, a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Belville, of this community. ' He en-j
isted and entered the service last j
December and has been on the active
front now for some months.
battle he received shell
which sent to a hospital for some
weeks. He thus holds the distinct- J
ion of being the first Tracy boy who at their summer cottage at Donald
has been wounded in actual battle at ! son, Wisconsin. There the family
the front. We give below a letter to ,
his mother telling of his experience ;
n the battle and impressions of theencts in his canoe and covering all
V. M. C. A. Headquarters,
June 22, 191S.
Through the kindness of a-wound
ed comrade that has the use of both
hands, I will write you a few lines.
Xo doubt before this General Bar-
nett has informed
explain that I have not lost an arm
or leg, but simply got a small shell
fragment through the right elbow, j
which renders me "hors de combat"
for a short time. We saw a good I
deal of fighting in the neighborhood
ot Chateau Thierry, and after thir-
teen days, during which I was in
number of very heavy bombard
ments, and finally got hit by a lit
tle lonesome shell because I got a
little careless. My injury is not ser
ious, though at times painful and
enough to keep me out of fighting
for six weeks or so. No doubt you ;
have read all about the big fight in
the Chicago Tribune and probably
know more about the battle than we
do ourselves, but you will be glad to
know that we met the Germans fair
ly in close quarters and that we have
been up to the big league front, j
, T1 t,
So far I haven t much respect for
t V) om aa crhlriiore nciHo frnrn tVioii nr-
... . . !
tiuery nre. ineir reputation as
quitters when the fighting gets hand
to hand is amply justified and they
are ready to yell "Kamerad" when-1
ever they see a chance to surrender, j
I have been very well taken care
of since being hurt, spending four
days in a lied Cross hospital in Par-
is before coming here to Base hospi-
tal Xo. 6, located at Bordeaux. 1
have a nice view of Paris, including '
the "Bois de Boulogne" on the edge
of the city and the "Champs Elyse-
es" from the ambulence and expect
to see it soon again under more fav-
orable circumstances. I am also'
in hopes that my mail will catch up ,
with me here (I have never had any
since coming to France in March.)
in which case I will be pretty well j
satisfied with everything. I am en- (
closing a clipping from a Paris edi-j
tion of the Chicago Tribune which
expresses a sentiment much better
than I can. I don't want to freight
en j'ou and of course I have no no
tion of being killed but I have seen
a good many comrades who have
fared much worse than I and one
had best be propared as this Lieu-
Mrs. Roy Mayfield who has been
at the hospital at Omaha for a
number of months, where she was
taken for an operation for append!-
citis and peritonities. returned home
today. While she is far from being
well, she is on the road to
. recovery, and with the time will, It
t is hoped, be well again.
tenant was. At least it is a good
thought though you probably will
have no chance to use it. I guess
this will be all. Don't worry as I
will soon be all right again and as
good as ever. Write often and I
will get it some time, no doubt. Give
my love to all the folks and believe
me as always,
Your affectionate son,
Private L. S. Belville. 74th Co.
6th Reg't v. s. Marines, a. k. f.
A card written a week later adds
Doing fine and able to write a lit
tle as you can see. Two weeks ago
today I was hurt and I am almost
well. Have gained three pounds in
four days so ycu ian pee I am doing
Weather is elegant here at
referred to is as fol-
, lows: Chicago. May Gth Lieuten-
'ant Dinsmore Ely. of Winnetka a
north shore superb was killed in
France while on air .service on April
2-. A'few days before his death he
wrote a letter to his father, Dr. Jas.
Ely, which was received yesterday.
The letter closes thus: "And I want
.bond, it is an investment not a loss
when a man dies for hi.-? country.
It is an honor to hu family, and is
that a time for weeping? I would
rather leave my family rich in mem-
'ories of mv life than numbered in
sorrow at my death."
Dr. Ely sent the letter to Mrs. Ely
held a funeral service for the sold-
ier. Iist Sunday they placed his
with the national colors, they sank
it in a quiet nook of the lake which
was a favorite retreat of the voting
The above letfer is taken from the
Tracy, Minnesota, Headlight, sent to
us by Mrs. Belville. who was a form
er resident of Plattsmouth, and well
you that I was known by many of our people., and
I will hasten tojthe daughter of Mr. Chas. Sherman.
.The letter will be read with rirmhle
interest bv our people, especiallv
those being better acquainted with
the Sherman family.
ViTHEY WILL TAKE
SIX YOUNG MEN OF THIS COUN-
TY GO TO KANSAS CITY FOR
From Thursday's Daily.
The call for the departure of the
I rtnott wlm linvo cn1itpil for snerJul
training to go to Kansas City,
, t, .,, . .
whprp thev will be sriven a course in
will be entrained
on August 15th, one week from to
day over the Missouri Pacific for
Kansas City.' At this time there
are more offerings for enlistment
than can be piaced as more people
now are inquiring for places than
are places just ready for their
training. Later when the camps and
places of training have been emptied
there will be oDnortunitv for the
others. Those who are to go to
Kansas City one week from this
morning are: Elweod Buttery. John
Weber, Henry Roman, Carl Droege,
of this city, Clarence Heebner of
Nehawka, and Mearl Lanning of
RECEIVED LETTER FROM SON.
Mrs. C. S. Forbes received a let
ter from her son Clifford Forbes at
Rannes, France, whicn tells of them
getting along nicely, and speaks of
hew they are liking the army life.
His idea of that country while it is
a fine country, seems quaint and
awav behind time, and cannot be
compared' with this country, in any
thing except it is old, and nearly
These tablets are intended espe-
dally for stomach troubles, bilious
ness and constipation. If you have
any troubles of this sort, give them a
trial and realize for yourself what a
first-clas3 medicine will do for you.
They only cost a quarter.
VERY INTERESTING LETTER
FROM SON RECEIVED BY
MRS. HENRY HEROLD.
LEADING A VERY BUSY LIFE
Making Good In the Service of His
Country On the Other
From Saturday's Daily.
In a letter from Mathew Ilerold
who is in France and has been there
for eight months, to his mother here
he gives a good description of the
country. The fact that Mathew
was able to speak French, was an
opening for him to make his way
in France. He has been very busy
with special missions over many por
tions cf France, and because of his
native ability, and his educational
qualifications, and his determina
tion to do all the work he could for
his, government, are some of tv.e rea
sons which has placed him in the
fore as much as he is now, for
aMthew is making good in that far
away country. He has been select
ed as a delegate at large from the
"2 army division, to the French Na
tional Military School, at Uaumur
Maine-et-Laire, France. One dele
gate at large being sent from each
army division, which is composed of
about 2.000 commissioned and non
commissioned officers, and which
suggests his popularity by his elec
tion. This school has been in operation
since the 17th century, and the com
pletion of the term, means a com
mission from the French Govern
ment. This school is one of the most
noted in the world, and compares
with West Point in the United
States. Mathew says that the quart
ers are fine, and that it is a treat to
get betwee nreal hseets and that
are clean, when he has been against
the rough side of army life at the
front for so many months.
Matt has been assigned to the ar
tillery and will have charge of the
"Soixante" or as they are called by
the Americans, the French 75th.
Mathew says that the work is
very interesting though intense, and
that they are reqtiired to work from
5:4H in the morning to 6:45 in the
evening. His knowledge of French
has stood him in good stead, in his
experiences in thru country during
lb- time he has ocen abroad, ci-ir.
ins which time h- has been woik-:n.-.
in what is known as re-mrv.
inent service. -
RETURNS FROM THE WEST.
From Saturday's Daily.
John Koukal who has been in the
west for the past two weeks getting
harvest and threshing done on his
brother's farm, who is in the ser
vice reVurned heme this morning
and is looking brown as a berry,
and has to say. Things are looking
fine out there, with wheat making
on an average of twenty bushels to
the acre, and many instances forty
bushel3 was realized. The corn
gives a good promise of making on
the average from 45 to 50 bushels
per acre. There has been an abund
ance of rain in that portion of the
ADDED A FEW GRAY HAIRS.
From Saturday's Pally
Yesterday as the crew tof switch
men, were going to Pacific Junction,
Iowa, it being the practice to carry
the Way car and engine over for the
crew which leaves there in the even
ing, thev were going along near
where the old elevator burned some
time rince. when a woman who was
walking along by the side of the
track, not twenty feet in advance of
the moving engines and way car. As
she disappeared behind the tank or
tender of the engine one of the
switchmen jumped across the "way
car and applied the emergency brake
which brought the engine and car
to a stop within about ten feet. He
then looked . expecting to see the
woman torn to pieces, when she
stepped out on the other side of the
track, just about a yard -from the
corner of the lank. The railroad
man said that his heart stood still,
and a few more gray hairs were ac
quired on account of the incident.
People w ho do not have enough
presence of mind, or knowledge of
railroads than to step deliberately
before a moving engine should stay
avay froia railway tracks. The
railway men have enough to do
looking after the necessary things
without having to watch out for peo
pie who need a guardian.
JUST AT THIS TDIE
From Sj! turtla y's Iailv.
The Board of Education, at this
place are having troubles of their
own, about getting and keeping the
complement of teachers for the com
ing year. They had engaged a Prof.
Watson, who has an excellent repu
tation and record in teaching, but
were notified that he could not
come, and so has elected a Miss
Edith Woodburn for the position and
have the position filled just at this
MRS. E. J. ETHRIGE VERY SICK.
From Saturday's Dallv
Mrs. S. E. McEIwain departed
this afternoon for Greenwood where
she was called on account of the
extreme illness of her sister Mrs. E.
J. Ethrige, of that place who is very
ill, and her condition is such that
but little hope is entertained of her
recovery. It is hoped that Mrs. Mc
EIwain may find her sister improv
ed when she shall have arrived.
WILL VISIT A WHILE IN IOWA.
From Saturday's Dally.
Mrs. C. N. Holmes and children of
Shenandoah, Iowa, a sister of .Mrs.
Will J. Ferguson, who has been
visiting here and was in attendance
at the funeral of little Raymond
Ferguson which occurred a few days
since, departed for her home last
evening and was accompanied by
her sister Mrs. Ferguson who goes
for a short visit.
LOOKING AFTER BUSINESS HERE
From Friday's Daily.
A. H. Bowdish, who formerly liv
ed in Plattsmouth, and was engaged
in the real estate business, was in
the city for a little while last night,
looking after some business, and
while here had to say that he would
leave the soldiers home at Milford.
where he has been steward for some
two years, having purchased a home
for himself at DeWitt. In fact the
one which he sold nine years ago
when leaving there. He also said
that Mrs. Bowdish. who will be re
membered was the superintendent of
the M. E. Smith factory here, has
suffered a pretty severe shaking up
when she fell down a flight of stairs
at the home a few days since, but
had come out alright.
seil Gaffle Well
One of the poorest ways to economize is to
be stingy with feed for stock at this season of
the year. Pastures are in many instances be
coming somewhat dry and they need supple
menting either with silage or grain. Our
armies and the people at home need all the
dairy products which can be secured.
Don't let a little shortage of money cause
you to relax your efforts to produre the most
If you need assistance in order to keep the
good farm up to standard, call and talk the
matter over with us. We believe we can be
of service to you.
First National Bank
Plattsmouth, Nebraska. -
FRANK MARSHALL HELD UP
EARLY THIS MORNING EAST
OF MYNARD AND ROEBED.
SEARCHED AT POINT OF GUN
Stopped At Two O'clock This Morn
ing and Made to Stand While
He Was Searched.
From P.iturdnv'" Pall v.
This morning for it was about 2
o'clock while Frank Marshall was
returning from a trip to the coun
try he was stopped at the cross roads
east of Mynard, by two men who
had crossed their car in the road so
he could not pass them, and when
he had also stopped his car to see
what was the matter, they ordered
him at the point of a gun to stand
while thej- searched him. Frank
thinking they were in trouble
stopped to see if he could help
them, when they said "Have you
anything on you", he replied O, I
think not. "Well get out of there
and we'll see" they ordered and out
he had to climb while they search
ed him and were rewarded by find
ing twenty-four dollars. They then
climbed into their car, and depart
ed telling him not to follow or he
would "Get smoke in his ' face."
When they were gone Frank start
ed his car and come into the city.
as a wiser man, but minus the $24.
DEPARTS FOR HIS HOME.
From Saturday's Pally.
Colonel. J. H. Thrasher, who has
been visiting here for the past
month, and who has been making
hi3 home in the west with his son
and daughter for the past few years,
having been here visiting with his
many friends, and while here served
as bailiff in the District court de
parted last evening for his home in
the west. He has been living at
Deer Lodge. Montana, to this place
he is now departing.
The Joy of Living.
To enjoy life we must have good
health. No one can reasonably hope
to get much real pleasure out of life
vhen his bowels are clogged a good
share of the time and the poisons
that should be expelled are absorbed
into the system, producing headache
and indigestion. A few doses of
Chamberlain's Tablets will move the
bowels, strengthen the digestion and
give you a chance to realize the real
joy of living. Try it.
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