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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1918.
PATRIOTIC CITIZENS TURN OUT
EN MASSE TO DO HONOR TO
MAN WHO IS SWATTING HUNS
PARADE WAS A GREAT SUGCES
Participated In By More Than One
Thousanc Five Hundred
From Saturday's Daily.
Last e sng more than two thous
and Ami ins vied with eacli other
in their irness to do honor to the
of our bi
kin who is at this time.
( hun off the soil of
fiuntry who at the time
.as a nation, gave us
lo sorely needed. The
t formed at the citv
hall as pei
lead by th
the Grand A
by the year
with about t
the Home Gu;
set of Loyal
ipointment with C. A.
ge. the same being
fcnd which furnished
tisic. Then followed
. their ranks thinned
iince the civil war.
ame number of the
Corps, then came
i and a fine trained
yricans they were.
their natty in
Ter, the Moder
Corps, and a
e Red Cross Chap
ecrated band of
vho are doing a
great work not alone to help win the
war, but for the sake of humanity.
In the white dresses, they sure pre
sented a beautiful appearance. " -
The Roy Scouts, the coming rul
ers of this country came next, and
wore a goodly number, full of pep,
and wanting to do their portion.
The Rlue Rirds of the Toka camp
of the Campfire Girls, then the Toka
Camp, and followed by the Wahwah
taysee camp and followed by the Blue
Rird camp which they have formed.
These girls are to be the coming
mothers of the land, and if neces
sary will be the one who will take
up the work which the Red Cross is
Then came the workmen of the
shops, who were led by the Sheet
Metal Workers, the I. A. of M.. the
J. R. R. IL. and the B. R. C. of A.
These were represented by hundreds
of workmen, who carried banners
very appropriate to the occasion
and showing their devotion to the
principal of American institutions.
The Woodman Circle and the Wood
man of the World, coming next was
the Modern Woodman of America,
and then the Royal Neighbors of
America, making the civic orders,
and numbering a large crowd. Then
came the schools of the city, making
a long procession of loyal young
Americans, both young men and
women and the smaller children
carrying flags and banners telling
of their devotion to horn?, country
This grand pageant as it marched
the streets from the City Hall to
Garfield Park, presented the pent up
feelings and emotion of the Ameri
can citizens who wished to express
thcmseUes as on the side of right
and justice, and for God. Home and
At the park, where the crowd was
gathered, there were many over two
thousand, as they stood in patience,
or lounged upon the grass, to listen
to the ?pakr-r of the evening. C. A.
Rawls called the concourse to order
in a few fitting remarks introduced
the speaker, W. A. Jeffreys of Oma
ha, who gave a review of the life
of Pershing, referring to the great
leader of this country, and of the
cherished institutions which have
made this the greatest nation in the
world. He said that this nation
was destined to solve the problems
of the future and the youth of
America was to do it.
His address was well received and
punctured ever and anon with hand
clapping and applaue".
After the exercises the crowd dis
persed to their homes with a feel
ing th?t they had paid honor to the
leader of the American forces in
France, and the institutions. and
rovernraeot which-he is now honoring.
CAPTAIN GILMORE i
GOES OVER SEAS
From Saturday's Iaily.
Last evening Mrs. G. II. Gilmorc
returned from a trip to Camp Dodge.
where she has been to visit and say
pood-bye to Captain Gilmore, having
a message from him to that effect,
and went to visit him before the
trip. Captain Gilmore has had
orders for "over seas service", and
will depart immediately for the oth
It is not taking long for him to
be dispatched for the service at the
front, after he had offered his ser
vices to the government.
Captain Gilmore will make an ex
cellent man for the place for which
he has offered his services, and has
been accepted ty his country.
SECURES A NUM
BER OF WORKMEN
R. B. HAYES. GENERAL FORE
MAN OF BURLINGTON SHOPS
SECURES IOWA MEN.
From Saturday's Daily.
Yesterday R. B. Hayes departed
for Red Oak. Iowa, having heard
that there were some : extra men at
that city, who would make good em
ployes for the Burlington shops at
this place went there for the pur
pose of engaging what he could. Two
men had already come to this city,
and yesterday - they returned to
remove to this city. Mr. Hayes se
cured eight or ten more men who
will come to Plattsmouth in a few
days and go to work in the shops
here. This is not only supplying
the urgent need of working men for
the Burlington shops but is also add
ing to the population of this city.
and to its well being.
LEFT OMAHA YESTERDAY.
From Saturday's Dally.
Thomas Walling returned last
evening from Omaha, where he had
gone to see his son Robert Walling
away, and says that the company
rot away over the Great Northern,
at 2:20 in the afternoon, with their
baggage marked Virginia. Just
where they are going no one knows.
and while most of the company
which is the Balloon school com
pany from Ft. Omaha think they
are destined for Virginia, via Chi
cago, some hold that they are going
to the Pacific coast.
NEW MANAGER OF
STANDARD OIL CO.
From Saturday's Daily.
Roy C. Cole who has been em
ployed with the Lincoln Telegraph
and Telephone Company, has resign
ed his position in order to accept
the management of the Standard Oil
Company. Mr. Cole is an excellent
young man and should make a good
man for the Oil Company as he is
not afraid to work and has the ca
pacity and willingness to do the
work which is required of the posi
tion. PLATTSMOUTH GETS TWO
FAMILIES FROM IOWA.
From Saturday's Pall v.
B. A. James and Clyde Ewing
were in the city yesterday looking
for employment in the Burlington
shops, and having secured a position
each in the steel car shops, return
ed to their homes at Red Oak. to
prepare to move here and will re
turn in time to begin work next
Monday. They have heretofore been
employed in steel car work. This is
adding two more families to this
city. And the gentlemen are both
fine looking people.
EMBARKS IN BUSINESS FOR SELF
From Saturday's Pa My.
Charles Tilton. who has been em
ployed with the T. H. Pollock Auto
Co., for the past eight months, has
concluded that it is as well to be
doing business for himself, and there
last night resigned his position at
the Pollock garage, and is now con
ducting a taxi service over the city.
making all , trains with the single
exception of the stub which meets
the Schuyler train at Oreapolis in
the afternoon. He is doing his own
driving which insures the best of
treatment for all. Lpolt for his ad
t'm appear aext week ia this paper.
WHILE IN BERNE
CHARLES GYGER FORMER CITI
ZEN OF PLATTSMOUTH, FINDS
Also Is Shown The Identical House
Where She First Saw
During the early days of this city
Charles Gyger lived here and was
engaged in painting, and here lived
his parents also while in Switzer
land he finds the place where his
mother was born, she having lived
here also. The Omaha Bee gives an
account of the finding of the records
of her birth.
The fortunes of war took Charles
L. Gyger of this city to Berne. Swit
zerland, where he located the house
where his mother was born 0 2 years
Mr. Gyger's home is at 1125 So.
Thirtv-second street, where his wife
and children reside. Miss Martha
Gyger. a daughter, is stenographer
with Mrs. C. M. Wilhelm of the
home service department of the Red
Cross civilian relief.
This Omaha man worked in the
United States quartermaster's de
partment here for 20 'years, at one
time serving under Colonel McCarthy
during the latter's service as quarter
master in Omaha. When General
Pershing went to France he took
Colonel McCarthy with him as quar
termaster and the colonel wired to
Mr. Gyger to go as chief clerk. While
in France Mr. Gyger was assigned
to the important work of buying
certain supplies in neutral countries.
He went to Berne where he arranged
for the purchase of 1.250.000 wrist
In Berne he found the birth rec
ords of his mother and located the
house where she was born. His
mother died in Omaha a few years
Mr. Gyger was at a French port
when the first ships brought Amer
ican soldiers to the aid of the allies.
There were three boats which still
bore their old German names, hav
ing been vessels which were intern
ed in this country. He stated that
the emotions of the French popl?
as they viewed the American sold
iers leaving the ships were beyond
his powers to describe. Omaha Bee.
A LETTER FROM FRANCE.
From Thursday's Daily.
Somewhere in France,
I am moved again, and am now
close to the front, so that I can hear
the guns roar, but there is no dang
er as we are about 10 miles from
the front, and the Bodies are run
ning the other way and are making
good time at that.
We are billeted at present in a
church in the center of a French
cemetery, so we have a nice big
building to sleep in. The church
and the town are badly shot to
pieces as the Germans were driven
out of here a few days ago. There
are three big bells in the tower of
this church, also one side of it is
blown away, so you can see the
bells from below. The Germans
had used this place, as a Red Cross
Hospital before we came here, and
did a good business.
At present I am attached to a
radio company of the Signal Corps.
I"p to date we have, that is. I have
had nothing to do but eat three
squares a day. However, I am go
ing to try to get transferred, as I
don't see how I can be of any use
here, as I don't know anything
about the work.
About the only excitement we
have here is when Fritz comes over
in an aeroplane and they shoot at
him with anti-aircraft guns. One
was up Just now, and they fired
about fifty shots at him, but don't
think they got him, as they fly high
up in the air, and are hard to hit.
I couldn't see the aeroplane this
time, he was so high, and far away,
.but you could see the ehells" burst in
the air. It leaves a black smoke,
They usually come over to find where
j the enemy has the artillery located.
though ones in a while they drop a
few bombs, but seldom hit anything
We had a nice time at the place wo
first stopped at as it was way out
of the war zone and the fields were
green, but here there is too much
war to be nice, although its a whole
lot worse in the trenches so 1 have
no kick coming. You would think
that we hear all about the war, but
we probably don't know a? much
as you do. The boys are all hettin
that the war will ivt over by Xmas,
and as we go to ress it is said
that Austria has about quit and that
the Germans have lost heavily to the
British, however, we do know that
they are on the run here, to things
look pretty good to us now.
When I get a pay day. if ever. I'll
send some German helmets home.
as they are easy to find all about
here. They put :;' cents worth of
stamps on them and they-go home
O. K. so they say.
If you want to you can send me
some magazines as reading is mighty
hard to get here. S.-e if you can
get something from Charley.
My address is changed again. This
Co. A. 107 Field Sig. Hn.
A. P. O. 7:U. A. E. F.
It is getting dark to good night.
and write soon. With love to all.
I got Cecil's letter (). K.
HAS SOME FORE-
EZRA AIBIN PURCHASES A HAR
VESTER FOR NEXT YEAR
TAXES IT NOW.
From T1tursl:i v's Daily.
Knowing that the prices will be
advanced when he sSfalf need a har
vester. Ezra Alhin. of near Cnion,
thinks he cannot realize any more
on his money than to make a pur
chase of some farm machinery for
his use the coming year. Among the
things he has selected is a harvest
er of the Deering make, which he
has purchased through the John F.
lorder agency. The Harvester wili
be about 25 per cent higher anoth
er year than they are mis year.
and when the hundred dollars has
earned twenty-five in a year. on
the dollar has added to itself an extra
wo-bits, it has done pretty well.
Again he will not be In some other
man's way next year, in getting their
OVER TWO THOU
THE MEN WHO ENROLLED THEIR
NAMES FOR SERVICE OF THE
From Saturday's Daily.
Frank J. Liebershall after hard
work has gotten the names num
bered and the report to the Gover
nor, and which in total, amounts to
20&4. Those registering were na
tive born cr born in the i nuea
States. 1S2H. those who were natur
alized themselves after having come
here. 5C; those whose father was
naturalized 41; among citizens ll)JO.
besides there were S2 who have tak
en out their first papers, and have
not as yet completed their citizen
ship, and 92 miscellaneous, condi
tions nondescript, and in all 174.
which with the citizens makes in
all 209 4. This is not as much as
it was supposed it would be.
The registration has been made
smaller by reason of many who
would have registered outside of the
ages which had registered before.
have enlisted in the army and navy.
mostlv in the naval service.
DarThoea m Children.
For diarrhoea in children one
year old or older you will find noth
ing better than Chamberlain's Colic
and Diarrhoea Remedy, followed by
a dose of castor oil. It should be
kept at hand and given as soon as
the first unnatural looseness of the
If you want to helc win th w?.r
buy a Liberty Bond and do It today.
LONG NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS
BUT FINALLY HAVING
From Saturday's Pa 1 1 v.
The road which has come in for
so much censure between here and
LaPlatte is in a way redeeming it
self or rather the counties on each
side of the river are taking the mat
ter into their hands of making the
road passable. Just recently the
commissioners have placed some
drainage poles and did some grading
md used cinders on this side of the
rivej which has greatly improved the
thoroughfare, on this title.
On the other side there has been
much stone dust used and the road
to the railroad track from the bridge
is now in fairlv good condition.
MRS. A. A. ALEXANDER RECEIV
ED EIGHTEEN PREMIUMS AT
THE STATE FAIR.
From "liiirsiiav's Pmlv. v
The Alexander fanner, which has
been sold extensively in this and the
adjoining states, met with a warm
reception at the state fair this year.
Mrs. A. A. Alexander has been do
ing some work with the canner and
many vegetables preserved, and when
the men folks took the canner to the
fair, she accompanied them with
some of the samples of her work with
the ca nners. with (lie result that
she received eighteen separate prem
iums for the work, which was a
collection of rare excellence.
A gentleman from California,
happening to be at the fair, was at
tracted by the fine display, and made
inquiries about the method of doing
the work, and was shown the can
ner and told of how the work was
dop". where he applied for the right
to make and sell the canners. and
out of the inquiry purchased the
right for nine states, they being
California. Washington. Oregon.
Idaho. Montana. I'tah. Nevada. New
Mexico and Texas.
DEPARTED FOR CAMP LEWIS.
From Thi.rsflav's Taily.
Mrs. Captain Frank Burgess who
has been visiting in the city since
yesterday at the home of her parents,
A. W. White and family departed this
morning for Camp Lewis. Washing
ton, where she will join Captain
Burgess, who is in the medical de
partment at that camp, having just
been transferred from Ft. Riley.
Yesterday Mrs. J. C. Theygeson
arrived to visit with her sister Mrs.
Captain Burgess, who also arrived
from her home at Cedar Rapids.
Mrs. J. A. Donelan and daughter
Kdyth, meeting her at Omaha yes
terday with their car. All the girls
at home together. Miss Rena Bur
sess the daughter of Captain and
Mrs. Rurgess departed yesterday for
Washington, I). ('., where she has ac
cepted a position in the treasury de
partment, in the office in which
Samuel Patterson is also an official.
From Saturday's Pally.
Jane Fricke celebrated her 6th
birthday Thursday by inviting her
little friends to a frolic on the lawn.
Miss Donelan and Miss Amelia Mart
in assisted in entertaining them.
Miss Fricke. Mrs. Cummins. Miss
Eaton and Alice Louise Wescott as
sisting in serving.
She received many beautiful gifts
but the one she prizes the most is
a little handkerchief she received
from Major Fricke who is in France,
arriving the day of the party.
Mrs. Henry Goosj and Miss Eaton
an aunt of Jane's whose birthdays
fall on the same day have always
celebrated their birthdays, with Jane
last year, but owing to illness Mrs.
Goose was not present this year.
The invited gue6ts numbered 27.
Henry Lahoda had so kusimtM
to, look after in Qmafca tbi afttr-
RETURNING FROM THE WEST.
From Thursday's Daily.
Mrs. Oscar Gapen and little
daughter Edyth. who with Mr
Gapen have been in the west for the
past six weeks, visiting in many
places i:i both Wyoming and Colo
rado. They spent a considerable of
the time at the home of Samuel
Gapen, a brother of Oscar, who has
lived in Wyoming for some time. On
their trip out they found much rain
after having passed Fremont, but on
their return trip they found excel
lent roads. In the western portion
of the state they tell of crops looking
splendid. At Grand Island, Mr
Gapen having some business, stopped
for a while. Mr. Gapen and Edith
who has been away for some time
and were anxious to get home came
from there on the train.
WILL BE STATIONED
AT GAMP FUNSTON
PLATTSMOUTH BOY WILL TEACH
MILITARY TACTICS IN
From Friday's Pally.
This afternoon Captain Otto
Wurl will pass through Omaha on
his way from Camp Dix. New Jersey,
to his new station at Camp Funston.
It has been known that he would be
placed in the west some where, and
it was hoped by himself and hia
relatives here that he would be plac
ed at Camp Dodge, but those higher
up said Funston, and there is where
it is to be.
His relatives and especially moth
er and wife are highly pleased that
he is to be so near. He should have
liked to have had an opportunity to
have stopped otT enroute, but the
urgency of the training which he is
to give the troops at that canton
ment is such that he could not get
the time to make even a short stop
it this time.
From Thursday's Dally.
Mrs. E. E. -Cottier who has been,
at Council Bluffs returned home last
evening, after having visited with
her brother, Mr. Ilerold Haynie.
who is convalescing at the Jennie
Edmundston hospital at that place,
from an operation which he recently
underwent for appendicitis. Mrs.
Cotner reports her brother getting
Mrs. E. L. Fox of Chicago, who
has been visiting in this city for the
past few days at the home of her
parents J. W. Haynie and wife, de
parted this afternoon for her home
in the east.
--i- - II
BIG CROPS IIIGI1 PRICES!
Bounteous crops and high prices are plac
ing the farmers of this vicinity in better
shape than ever before. Crops will bring
The Government wants you to sell a large
part of your crop early so that the Allies
and our Armies may have plenty of food.
Money which you do not need to use at
once should be brought to this bank. Put
what you will be likely to spend within
the next few weeks into a checking ac
count and the balance into Certificates of
Deposit which will be bringing you in
terest. This will assist the Government while
First National Bank
CAPTAIN OTTO ML
IS VISITING AT HOME
CAN STOP FOR A SHORT TIME ON
WAY FROM CAMP DIX
WILL GO TO FUNSTON SUNDAY
Will Teach the Modes of War In Use
In France, Having-Experience.
From Saturday's Daily.
Last evening Captain Otto Wurl
arrived home, having been met at
Pacific Junction by Mrs. Wurl and
their son. Otto jr.. and at Red Oak
by Robert 1J. Hayes. Captain Wurl
is being changed from Camp Dix,
where he was since leaving here last
to Camp Funston. Kansas. Captain
Wurl goes to Funston to give in
struction in the modes of warfare
which is in vouge in France at this
time. This will give the troops
here the advantage of the practice
which is now being used by the ene
my in their real battles in which
they are now engaged. Captain
Wurl will remain over today and will
depart for Camp Funston tomorrow.
Sunday, in time to arrive in cinip
for work the first of next week.
Captain Wurl is looking fine, and is
very enthusiastic in his belief in the
conquerability of the American
soldier. When one looks at the re
sults of the all American stroke
made the last few days bv Persh
ing's men. and their indomitable
leader it is no wonder that he has
faith in America.
WERE SENT TO CALFORNIA.
From Mnrta'. Piillv.
Dean Patton and John McCreary
who went to Omaha yesterday ex
pecting to be sent to the Croat
Lakes training station were sent to
San Francisco instead, as there was
at this time more room in the west
ern camp. 1 Ins met witn tlie ap
proval of the young nx-n as they
preferred to pt to San Francisco.
rather than to the Great Lake.
HARRY F. STONE RE
From Thursday's Daily.
Word has been received of the
promotion of Harry F. Stone, known
here as Floyd Stone, from Second
Lieutenant to First Lieutenant, tak
ing effect September 1st. This is a
nice promotion for our townsman,
and one which he is well worthy of.
he making a good soldier.
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