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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1918.
JOHN ULICK JR. FOUND INJURED
AT ONE THIRTY SUNDAY
DIED AT ST.JQSEPH HOSPITAL
He Was Taken to Hospital At Oma
ha Where Operation Proved
From Monday's Daily.
John IMick known among Ins as
sociates as "Spot" was injured on
Main street Sunday morning at
about one o'clock, by being run
down by an automobile, from which
injuries received, he died at the St.
Joseph Hospital at Omaha last even
ing at about nine o'clock. Mr.
Flick together with Ed. Long, An
tone Hula and Gaston Christensen
had been at Omaha, and returning,
had entered the Russell Restaurant,
for a lunch. Mr. Hula and Mr.
Long having finished, while Gaston
Christensen. and Mr. Ulick. were
still engaged in eating, they with
Dror Christensen. known as Ole
Crist, taking his car. went out to
wards the Missouri Pacific station.
and on returning, arriving near the
Russell Restaurant, they stopped,
and in a short time another car
passed going east. Then Gaston
Christensen came out of the resau
rant. and went into the street to
start his car. Bror Christensen who
was driving his own car, says it was
necessary for him to move his car
in order that his brother could back
his car from the parking, that he
might go home.
In the car with Bror Christensen
were Ed. Ixng and Antone Hula
and as the car backed, Mr. Hula
looking out of the car towards where
Cnton Christensen was in the middle
of the street where he was starting
the engine of his car, saw the body
cf John Ulick. lying on the paving,
with the front wheel of Bror's ear
resting on one of Click's pant legs.
They all immediately jumped out
of the car and ran to the prostrate
form, as also did Gaston Christen
sen. Frank Foreman and Isaac Hall
from across the river, and Phillip
Campbell were standing on the
walk. The injured man was taken
to the office of T. P. Livingston who
was called and made a temporary
dressing, and had the man dispatch
ed to the St. Joseph hospital at
Omaha, notifying the parents John
Ulick sr.. and wife. At the hospital
yesterday the specialists there en
deavored to do what was possible, re
leasing a depression on the base of
the skull. This was of no avail, tis
the unfortunate man died at nine
o'clock last evening.
The remains are to arrive in this
city this evening on train two. for
burial. The facts in the case, as
they are. causing the injury, have
been difficult to obtain, and will
only be brought out in the testimony
at the coroner's inquest, which can
not be had until the arrival of the
WALTER SPECK RETURNS
From Monday's Daily.
Walter T. Speck who is now a
conductor on the Union Pacific run
ning between Omaha and Grand
Island, was in the city for a short
time la3t evening, coming for a visit
with his mother.
Walter has been climbing in the
railwas circles, and now holds a
very responsible position there with
the Union Pacific. He has the abil
ity and by dint of application, and
keeping at the job, is bringing him
results. He had been drafted, but
when he was taken to Camp Dodge
the physical examination rejected
him, and the railway was glad to
put him in his former place again.
TAETNG OUT STUMPS.
Anyone wishing trees and old
stumps taken out, I have a quicker
and cheaper way than pulling them,
My phone is No. 1115 and address
A few good nsed Fords for sale.
T. E. Pollock, Garage.
HELP THE BOYS OVER THERE.
From Monday's Daily.
The Wah-wah-tay-see Camp Fire
Girls are collecting pits of fruit.
. such as cherry, peach and plumb,
ior use in maKing a preparation for
the gas masks, which counteract the
influence of the gas. All can assist-in
this matter, for these articles
which would be cast away can be
utilized for the purpose, and to good
effect. They are to be left in a
good condition at Public Library.
Do not leave any of the meat of the
fruit adhering to the pits, but clean
them nicely, so that they will be in
condition for use, when taken to the
Public Library. The girls of the
club will get them from there.
PASSES EXAMINATION WITH
GOOD AVERAGE. AND WILL
From Monday's Dally.
A letter from Sam Windham
who is at Honolulu, tells of his hav
ing completed the course of officers
training, with the results that he
was given a commission of second
lieuteant. Of a class of 128, Mr.
Windham stood 2Sth on the list.
The training which Mr. Wind
ham h asz while nt Ihp militnrv
I school at West Point, was an added
experience and no doubt assisted
him in the training which he took
at this time. This is another of the
Plattsmouth young men who have
made good in the line of officer's
training, and have received com
missions. Lieutenant Windham will
leave the Islands in a short time,
but to what destination is not
known. His relatives here" are de
siring that it may be the states, and
they may thereby have an oppor
tunity to see him.
IN THE CASE OF THE DEATH OF
JOHN ULICH JR., HEARD TO
DAY ON CAUSE OF DEATH.
From Wednesday's Dally.
The cause of death of John Ulich,
who was injured last Sunday morn
ing and who died the same evening
at a hospital at Omaha, was heard by
a jury this morning consisting of
Clyde II. Fuller, J. E. Douglas, C. H.
Lewis, Peter J. Vallery. J. W.
Holmes and Frank J. LVbershal, who
examined the following witnesses:
Bror Christensen, Edward Long.
Anton Hula, Dr. T. P. Livingston,
M. E. Manspeaker, and Major Isaac
Hall, and before A. G. Cole, acting
coroner. The finding of the jury be
ing that John Ulich jr., came to his
death by falling in the street while
in a state of intoxication, and in
juring himself so that he afterwards
died. It was found, that the leg was
broken when the car of Bror Christ
ensen was backed over him, as he lay
on the ground. The testimony show
ed that Fred Warner had driven
past the place before the accident
occurred, and Is entirely innocent of
the striking him with his car. He
waved his hand to the people in the
other car, 'and the deceased was then
standing behind the car owned by
EIGHT BRITISH SUBJECTS.
F-om Monday's Dally
Among the registrants at the last
registration in this county there '
i were eight British subjects, who have
been certified to the British Recruit
ins station at Kansas City of the
eight there are two in this city, J
Messrs. Avard & McLean or Richard
Avard and John McLean.
For any pain, burn, scald or
bruise, apply Dr. Thomas Eclectic
on tne nousenoia remeay. iwo
sizes 30c and 60c at all drug stores.
J. P. Falter was a passenger to
Omaha this morning, where he Is
looking after some business for the
FAREWELL RECEPTION GIVEN
LAST EVENING AT THE PAR
LORS OF THE CHURCH.
GREET DEPARTING PASTOR
Music and Songs, With Reports And
Addresses Mark the
From Wednesday's Daily.
Last evening the parlors of the
Methodist Church were thronged,
with people belonging to that
church and its auxiliaries, where
they were to bid good-bye and god
speed to the departing minister and
his good wife. The hours were
made interesting by the excellent
music and songs, which were one of
the pleasing features of the even
Later there were reports by the
board of the church and its treasur
er. C. C. Wescott. which showed a
very satisfactory year of church
work, and to this the departing
pastor Dr. Truscott, replied in a
very nice and pleasing address. The
ladies of the church remembered
the pastor and his good wire by a
very beautiful set of china pieces.
and were presented by Mrs. R. B.
Hayes, the acceptance also was made
by Mrs. Truscott, who thanked the
eivers for the nice gift, but more
to the kindly feelings which prompt
ed the gift.
Following the business or the
evening was a delightful luncheon
served by the ladies of the church
which consisted of pie and coffee, to
which all did full justice, and which
added to the enjoyment of the even
ing. WILL HAVE SOME HELP.
From Monday's Daily.
Elmer Hallstrom and Webb Rus
sell, two young men who were se
lected a short time since, as clerks
and sent to Ft. Omaha will be sent
here for assistance to the local
board on the work for the tabula
tion and handling of the work with
the questionnaires, for the last reg
istration. These are both young
men well qualified for the position,
which they are to work in. They
began work with the local board
here this morning.
RIGRT FROM THE
ROBERT WILL WRITES TO HIS
MOTHER REGARDING CON
DITIONS IN WAR ZONE.
August 6th, 191S.
My Dearest Mother:
I will write you a few lines this
evening. I am feeling fine and near
the battle front. We are giving the
Germans about all they want. We
sure have been doing some fighting
here lately, have captured a lot of
prisoners. I sure have been on the
go since I landed and have seen a
good deal of France. I am with one
of the best companies over here. We
get all we want to eat and plenty of
sleep. I see many of the air battles
cn nice days, and beiieve me they
are exciting to watch them, have
seen many enemy places brought
Many days it is so quiet you would
not think there was a war but along
about dark, there is something do-
Ing. One can hear the big shells go
whizziner bv. Well I siinnose the
IT. S. papers are full of the battles,
and no doubt you know more of the
news than we do. I have not seen
a naner that was nrintoH cino in
June, as it takes a long time to get
them. We passed through a num-.west
ber of villages on our way here,
and we found them pretty well shot
to pieces. In them we saw many
German prisoners, they were either '
old men or mere boss, which they
have not so many millions left.
Just at this time it is pretty
rainy here, and but for the paved
roads it would be pretty difficult to
get around, as it rains most every
day. You can se how nice it is to
live In a little shelter tent, but
most of us boys are good and
healthy. I will send you rome Ger
man souveniors as there are lots of
them here, helmets and the like.
They were either in too big a hurry
to take them or had lost them. I
eouhl write you many things, but I
will wait until I get back to the good
old U. S. A. again and tell you. Hop
ing this fimls you ali feeling as fine
as I am. With love,
PVT. ROBERT B. WILL.
Address B. F. 140 !'. A. A. P. O.
715, A. E. F.
WOUNDED IN FRANCE
FREDDIE McCULLCCH RECEIVES
WOUND WHILE IN ACTION
From Monday's Daily.
James McCulloch received the in
formation a few days since of the
wounding of his son J. F. McCul
loch, better known us Fred McCul
loch who enlisted last spring with
the Canadians, at Omaha, and has
been in France for seme tim?, fight
Fred is a grandson of Fred Von
Oldenhausen. and a nephew of Mrs.
Henry Kaufman, living south of this
citv. He was well acquainted- in
and about Murray, and somewhat
acquainted here but has been mak
ing his home in the western part of
the state for some years pa.t. He
returned last spring and enlisted
at Omaha, they getting away very
quickly afterwards. To what ex
tent he was wounded, is not definite
JACK PHILPOTT LOSES 200 TONS
ALFALFA IN LARGE
From Monday's Dai'y
Last Saturday near noon, the hay
and cattle barn of Jack Philpott
near Weeping Water, caught fire it
is supposed from spontaneous com
bustion and burned. The barn con
tained 200 tons of alfalfa hay, and
this with some other things were
cpnsumed. The fire was discovered
by Mr. Philpott who came in from
the field and had just put a team in
the barn. He was just starting for
the house when he discovered tne
fire, and rushing back was able to
get the team and a few things out
cf the barn. Two self feeders were
burned, and the fire will prohibit Mr.
Philpott from feeding as extensively
as had been his custom. There was
an insurance of some fifteen hund
red dollars on the structure, which
would not even start to build the
barn again, let alone the compensa
tion for the contents or the bai-n it-
NAIRES GO OUT
The Beginning of the Sending out cf
the Question Blanks for the
From Wednesday's Dally.
Today the first of the series of the
blanks for the last registration, be
tween the ages of nineteen and thir-
There are a little over nine
hundred of these registrations, and
lt is the intention of the board to
set out about one-hundred of them
per day, and to the advantage of the
registrants, they are sending .out the
half of the county nrst. iney
'are today working on Tipton and
Greenwood precincts, which will run i
a trifle over the one hundred. The j
entire west end of the county will!
be mailed first, and the city of
Stationery at the Journal office.
DR. T. A. TRUSCOTT WHO HAS
BEEN HERE FOR TWO YEARS
WILL DEPART SOON.
REV J. V. HUNTER COMES HERE
Church Here Left In Excellent Con
dition By Departing
From Tuesday's Daisy
Last evening Rev. T. A. Truscott,
who has ministered to this church
for the past two years, returned
from the conference at University
Place, where the ministers of the
state had met for the purpose of
holding their annual convention, and
reported a very good convention, be
ing attended by a large number ot
people, and at which there were
much interest shown by all which
were present. In the selection of
the ministers, the lot of Rev. Trus
cott fell to Syracuse, and the place
here was filled by Rev. A. V. Hunt
er. Rev. Truscott who has been here
for the past two years has done a
good work here having been active
in all the auxiliaries of the church,
and taken a keen interest in all the
matters for the good of the city out
side of the church and has taken
this year to the annual conference
more than a thousand dollars more
for the missions and benevolence of
the church than at any time in its
history. The church at Syracuse
which is to receive him, will be
fortunate in getting the services of
a man so talented and active in the
The following is a list of the ap
pointments for this, the Tecumseh
district, showing the ministers ap
pointed in this and adjoining coun
E. T. George, superintendent.
Adams P. H. Smith.
Alvo C. E. Connell.
Ashland L. A. Jones.
Auburn A. A. Randall.
Auburn Avenue To be supplied.
Eennet H. H. Hall.
BookwaJter-Armour B. L. Red
Brock G. A. Almond.
Burchard-Violet S. McKeown.
Burr E. H. Ilinkle.
Cook O. W. Rummell.
Crab Orchard C. E. Auscin.
Douglas G. Morrell.
Dubois To be supplied.
Eagle L. V. Harmon.
Eight Mile Grove To be supplied.
Elk Creek J. T. Mayfield.
Elmwood S. W. Longacre.
Falls City E. M. Reed.
Filley R. Kellogg.
Greenwood A. B. Whitmer.
Humboldt W. L. Elliott.
Johnson-Graf J. Snowden.
Louisville S. Keiser.
Murdock J. B. Brox.
Nebraska City J. II. Wilcox.
Nehawka W. C. Braytuen.
Nemaha-Brownville M. R. Christ
Palmyra George Kersten.
Pawnee City C. N. Dawson.
Peru To be supplied.
Flattsmouth A. V. Hunter.
Pleasant View F. L. Harris.
Rockford E. Jackman.
Rulo H. L. Case.
South Bend G. M. Gates.
Stella To be supplied.
Sterling J. T. Rowan.
Syracuse T. A. Truscott.
Table Rock S. E. Taft.
Talmage P. E. Huebner.
Tecumseh E. T. Bowen.
Unadilla R. N. Cloud.
Union-Wyoming L. Morrison.
Vesta G. M. Gates.
Wabash P. E. Huebner.
Waverly G. A. Randall.
Weeping Water W. F. Hasklns.
Rev. T. A. Truscott will endeavor
. to get moved by the end of the week
in order tha(. he may be abe tQ take
up hiswork at the new charge at
Syracuse on the coming Sunday,
LOST A RED STEER.
Lost at the Stock Yards, a red
steer with white face, weighing from
three to four hundred pounds. No
tify Fred Haffke, Phone 3133. 14-tf
From Tuesday's Dally.
Since the 20th of August equip
ment for four of the best rooms of
the new high school building have
been on the road, and is hung up
some where between Detroit and this
point or on the other side, and
the schools are inconvenienced there
by. The Board of Education have
been awaiting the arrival of the
furniture in order that they might
throw open the school to the in
spection of the public. When the
equipment arrives and is installed
the building will be thrown open.
and the public invited to come and
see what their money had purchased,
and what their children are to en
ARMY BALLOON PARTY
From Wednesday's DaHy.
An army balloon came sailing
down from Fort Omaha this morn-
ng for a visit to Plattsmouth. The
balloon was in charge of Aeronauti
cal Engineer, W. Dean Burton, who
took that means of transportation
for a visit to his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. G. F S Burton, of this city.
The compliment of the crew of
observers was made up of the follow
ing young officers of the U. S Air
Service. Lieutenants Mclntylre,
Thompson, Foster and Collins.
After leaving for Omaha they ;
dropped a message at Fort Crook by
parachute, and the party intended to
land on the Platte bottom, but after
Jescending a couple of thousand
feet, the velocity of the wind in
creased so greatly that the balloon
was driven to Main street of this city
before a landing was affected. At
an altitude of 4590 feet the the in
strument showed the velocity of the
wind to be 44 miles an hour, but
between that height and the
surface the changes were many and
varied, falling as low as eight miles
an hour. These differences give
ballooning all the excitement that is
BUSINESS IS GOOD, THANK YOU.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Last evening while in conversa
tion with J. H. McMaken he said
that at the O. K. Garage, business
was good they having all. they
could do in the shop, and in the
matter of storage of cars, as well as
celling some occasionally. He tells
of being very busy on the road with
his trucks, hauling stock to Omaha
and moving household goods back.
L. C. Sharpe was looking after
some business matters this morning
at Omaha, going on the early train.
Money is the bone and sinew of all
business. Still, comparatively little of it
actually changes hands among business
You need not carry it with you at all
times in order to be sure that you possess
Open a checking account in our bank,
get a check book. Write checks when
you pay a bill of any size. The actual
cash is kept secure. Your check will
serve you better.
If you have never carried a checking
account, come in and talk it over.
First National Bank
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WILL DEPART FOR
ELEVEN CASS COUNTY BOYS GO
TO MANHATTAN, KANSAS, FOR
MORE THAN QUOTA ENLISTED
The Giving of Special Training Pop
ular Feature, And Greatly
From Wednesday's Dally.
Tomorrow there will depart from
this city and county, eleven more
of the flower of Cass county, for
Manhattan, Kansas, where they
will enter a training camp for spec
ial work for the army. They are
to fill the call, which has been on
the boards for some two weeks, and
for whicn the quota requires eleven.
There was rumors of the call com
ing a short time before the Local
board received permission to accept
the enlistments, and during the
time, there were sixteen offered for
enlistment, to fill the places for the
eleven who were called. Those who
had offered first, of course were tak
en, and the remainder were held for
another call which may come.
Nearly one-half of the quota were
from this city, while the remainder
were made up from over the county.
They will depart tomorrow.
The following is a list of those,
who have been selected, and their
Stephen Findlay Rockwell. Weep
LeRoy D. Cline, Plattsmouth.
Carl C. Meisinger, Plattsmouth.
Harry Wm. Henry O'Brien, Man
ley. Oscar Emerson Dowler, Weeping
Leslie W. Xeill, Plattsmouth.
William R. Haffke, Plattsmouth.
Joseph E. Rau. Cedar Creek.
Edward H. Fahrlander, Union.
Robert Edward Sprecher, Platts
mouth. Frank Jennings Domingo, Weeping
RETURNED TO THE
From Monday'? Dally. ,
Yesterday morning Frank Policek
who has been spending ten days
in this city returned to his work in
the training station at Chicago,
where he is a student of Radio Tele
graph. Frank is an excellent young
man and will make good in that or
any other place. He will soon be
through with the study at the Great
Lakes, where he is going.
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