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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1918.
PHYTSMOUTH SOU-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Tfl CRY FDR PEAGE
EMONSTRATIONS BEGUN IN
ESSEN, COLOGNE AND MANY
CITIES OF SAXONY.
HUN PRESS GLOOMY
Declares Teutons Will Not Give Up
Colonies or Alsace Till Ut
Amsterdam. Sept. 19. Peace
il iuor.strations organized by social
cYmocrats were inaugurated today
!sen and Cologne and in a large
r umber of towns in Saxony, accord
ing to a dispatch from Cologne to
he Dutch newspapers.
Thousands of persons are said to
!.:.ve attended the meetings.
The German press generally re
gards the Ameritan answer to the
Austrian peace note, taken in eon
i.! ;la:i with the speech of Foreign
S-iro'ary Ilalfour. its final proof that
'ie sil'i'-s seek the destruction of the
ontr:I p'.wers. l!:''ir peoples and
ilv diiu; mix -rnn-iit of their terri-
Tlie Derlin Vorwncrts (socialist)
b?t:-rly i.-etares that th Air.erieaJi
:r-swer and toe utterances of Secre
tary Palfo.ir ei.mpel the conclusion
il.: t ih' erii.--.ito will not consider
P . re by re 1 ten t .
S?.s Victory or Destruction."
Vorwaerts say ; the groat part of
''o C'.r::;.-n r-ep!e ar( ready to discs--
two p-Tfs of .Mr. P.alfour's
.' ; !-.. Tluv are Helgium and the
i'.rr ; -!;; v-'r. tre.ity. It says two
;!!,. -r points. t!i" Gorman colonies
and Alsace-Lorraine, will be opposed
by every Ccnuu'. It says C.erniany
will not p-rt with these without
be::;" o erw l.ei;nir.;:ly defcati!.
The Hamburg Frt mdi-nblatt is i-i-ftiisfd
because, if f."yp, the 1'nifed
S'ates refused eea to consider the
"Like rr.ad men," it says, "they
howl their force to the uttermost,
whi oth'T people exert themselves,
to find a way out of the slaughter of
T!i- Lokal ni::er says Presi
dent Wilson's answer makes it
j.f.r., f :,rv to ce what the entente
allies will say.
The T.'i?rbe Tages Zeitung. re
ferring to the demands regarding the
German colonies and Alsace-Lorraine,
"There is but ne thing lft for
us victory or destruction."
No Truce. Says Hir.rlenbrtrc;.
Field Marshal von I Hnden'ourg has
issued a proclamation to the Ger
man army in the fi?M. according to
li e Z i'nrg Ammittatr of Perlin, in
which he alludes to the recent Aus
t r-peart of'er, saying that it does
r:f,f i?volv an interruption in the
It is the r.rmy's duty, lie said, to
ifes? rEm, s cioo!
The. rc with tiYvOiey be5ai
Svir ci:d putting it iile bank, si
THF RFT.T P.OOK YOUR BOY
THERE'S LOTS OF KNOWLEDGE TO BE GAINED BY THE POS
SESSION OF MONEY.
YOU SHOULD TEACH YOUR BOY THE BEST LESSON HE
WILL EVER LEARN "THAT HIS MONEY IS HIS BEST FRIEND"
AND TEACH HIM TO PUT IT SAFE IN THE BANK.
SOME DAY THE BANKER CAN ADVISE HIM HOW TO IN
VEST IT AND HE WILL BE A RICH MAN.
WZ ADD 31-2 PER CENT INTEREST ON SAVINGS AC
COUNTS AND '4 PER CENT ON TIME CERTIFICATES.
COME TO OUR BANK.
Farmers State Sank
THE NEW BANK.
OPEN SATURDAY NIGHTS FPOM 7;00 TO 9:C0:
continue the struggle while waiting
to see whether the enemy is ready
for peace negotiations.
Baron Burian, Austro-Hungarian
foreign minister, in announcing to
the German deputies that, the Aus
trian and Hungarian delegations
would assemble in the first fortnight
of October, is quoted in a dispatch
from Vienna as eaying that his note
to the belligerents had been con
sidered for weeks and was in no wise
influenced by recent events on the
battle front. , j. i!
NEBRASKA FACTION IN FIGHT.
Kvansville, Indiana, September 19.
Another faction has entered the
light for national dominance in the
convention of war mothers now in
session here. The newly arrived
party is that of the next of kin. a
Nebraska organization under the
presidency of Miss May Pershing,
sister of General Pershing.
As tomorrow is the last day of
the convention the contest must
come to a rapid close. As yet no or
ganization has been formed.
PRISONERS SOLD AS SLAVES
Paris, Sept. 19. The Serbian
government is in pessession of docu
ments proving beyond possible ques
tion that thousands of Serbian pris
oners have been sold as slaves for
a specified period to Turkey by Bul
garia. Austria-Hungary and Ger
many, according to a ll.ilkan agency
dispatch from Corfu.
The prisoners, it is said, were sub
jected to terrible treatment and that
thousands hae died front typhus,
cholera and hunger. "
100.000 GO TO WORK UNDER
"WORK OR FIGHT" ORDER
Washington. P. ('.. Sept. 19. One
hundred thousand selective service
registrants have changed from non
productive occupations since t lie pro
mulgation of the work or fight regu
lations. Provost Marshal General
Crowder toduv announced.
RETURNS FROM THE HOSPITAL.
From Fnt ii r!:i I .t i 1 V.
This morning C. L. Creamer and
wife departed for Omaha. where
they went and assisted tludr little
son Robert cn his return from the
hospital at that place. Robert has
been at the hospital for more than
a month, and has been very sick a
portion of the time, but is not re
turning to health, and his return
home is a very pleasing feature. Hi?
many friends wil rejoice to know of
his marked improvement, and hope
he will be entirely well soon.
ALLIES OFFICIAL V7AR REVIEW.
From Saturday's Daily.
It is a selection of the best ma
terial from the official films of all
the Allied Governments sent to this
country, as well as including the
best of ours. Every patriotic citi
zen should be inteersted in it be
cause the review tells of our activi
ties, gives close ups of our boys that
are continually recognized by pat
rons of the theatres.
All these scenes are taken over
there right on the battle lines. The
Official War Review is shown at the
Gem every Monday.
CAN HAVE IS A BANK BOOK
By AGNES G. BROGAM
(Copyright, 1918, Weatern Newpaper Union.)
The light In Rilly Slay's eyes deep
ened as he looked at his sister, hover
ing over her flowers. In Billy's ver
nacular, Mollie was "his only excuse
Long years before when the little
orphaned sister had plteously held out
her arms to 1dm, Billy had pledged
her his life's devotion, and she had re
paid. It had been no easy task to lay
nside the coveted career and to take
up as a necessity to her advancement
the first opportunity offered in a coun
try village. Being rural mail carrier
had made It possible for "Angel" to
have her education and the usual ac
complishments befitting a modern
young woman. That Is what Billy had
named the girl when her starry eyes
ppoke their gratitude from beneath a
aureole of golden hair, and "Angel"
she had remained.
College life had not spoiled Mollio
for the village; she but returned with
new enthusiasms and plans for his
home making. He came to her now
across the garden, his hand held
wearily against his throbbing temples.
"Angel." lie said, unsteadily, "some
thing's wrong. The heat, I guess, yes
terday. It was hard riding so long in
the sun. The whole place seems to bo
swimming around and, Angel "
"Why, Billy," she cried in quick
concern, "you must lie down this min
ute and nt stir again today."
There was nothing for it but to
obey; passively he allowed himself to
be led back across the lawn, grate
fully his eyelids closed as Mollie drew
the blinds of bis room. Then sudden
ly his eyes again opened.
"The mail route," he fretted. "De
livery at nine o'clock has to be made,
Mollie; no ono else to do it."
I'ainfuily Billy mdeavored to rise,
but Mollie forestalled him.
"Well," she answerr d, cheerfully, "if
the trip has to be made, it will be.
I ll go myself."
"The road." he frun.bled. "is new
to you. AnL'el, j"st cut through in
some place. lonely as "
Billy!" she cried, exasperated, "a
if I'm not riding alone nrounj th
country all the time. Well, see here,
if you are bound to be afraid, let me
take your revolver. Surely, if I d'n'r
slow down I can hold your spy at bay
'in the oiTaig' and speed away."
Billy was laughing with her now, but
nevertheless he inspected his weapon
of protection and handed It over with
a glance of admiration to the litth'
In the outer room Mollie lifted the
cun gingerly, and removed its load
ings. "There." she sighed in relief, "it i
safe now. It could still f rich; en !i;.r. :.
off' and T'd never pass another peace
ful n!::ht if I were to shoot even a
Up and down the broad, winding
road sped the small red car. The new
mail deliverer was promrit nnd ce
dent, not; a moment did she lose ami
the task was most exhilarating. ' la
the wind-blown chet ks the color deep
ened, about the blue bandeau th fair
curls twisted merrily, then all at once
Mollie bent desperately to her levcr.
A figure appeared before the car in
the center of the road, and to avoid
running the figure down seemed im
possible. She must be quick or .
Mollie closed her eyes in sick appre
hension even as she sought the brakes.
When she opened them again the car
was panting and throbbing from its
sudden check, and the man saved from
danger stood near enough to touch her
with his hands. He was leaning heav
ily upon n stout slick, evidently some
fallen branch, and his steely eyes look
ing straight into hers, awakening her
to a quick remembrance of past fear.
Might this not be a high-handed way
of holding up a car a car and Uncle
Sam's mail? The man was certainly
foreign In appearance.
The face semed all at once stamped
upon Mol lie's memory and whi're she
sat stupidly regarding him, the man
spoke brusquely, with a decided Ger
"If you p'ease," h said, 'I must
ask to be carried in your car. I have
injured my ankle and passing convey
ances are rare."
"Without awaiting her reply, his o:tnd
reached boldly for the knob of the :ar
door; then Mollie came back to ica
son. "One moment," she said, sweetly,
"the opening is difficult," and bent
over as if to assist him. But in that
moment her hand found the revolver
In her skirt pocket and its shinin.
barrel was on a level with the man's
"If you move, or try to enter the
car." raid Mollie. ffiii in that slow,
sweet tone, "I will shoot."
An instant more and the car flew
down the road, le;cing the intruder
staring at something shining at his
"Jove!" h muttered, dazedly, and
stooped to pick up the revolver. Bvl
dmtly this most unusual girl had
dropped the instrument of protection
in her flight.
"Jove!" the man muttered again;
this time in amused perplexity, for the I
revolver was unleaded; with this
harmless toy she had held hini for a
moment in breathless terror.
And Mo'lie speeding down the broad
highway, determined to tel! Biily
yotr.t aut It all. "When, he was
tetter perhaps anxiety might not so
He looked up refreshed from sleep
is she entered.
"Gee!" he greeted her, "I am glad
that trip is over. I am better. You
uuist leave me this evening and go
iver to Warwick's, as you had
"If it were not such an unusual op
portunity to meet a notable," Mollie
said, "I would not think of leaving
you, Billy. But fancy the privilege of
Seeing with one's own eyes a great
sought-after artist. It is pure luck
Anna Warwick happening to be his
favorite cousin and thus persuading
the personage not only to meet her
village friends but to talk to them
Dpon 'Art Across the Seas.
"He has refused all Invitations here
tofore and the flattering hospitality of
New York. So if you are sure 30U
will not mind my going, Billy "
And Billy was very sure that he did
not mind. Mollie almost forgot the
disagreeable incident of the morning
ns she arrayed herself in her new and
modern white gown. She must show
that artist from abroad that they were
not behind the times In Waycross, even
though the grass grew tall upon each
side of Main street. But when she
entered the Warwick's brightly lighted
reception room, disappointment was
evident among the assembled guests,
for the great artist had not arrived.
'He left the house early this morn
ing," Anna Warwick confided, prom
ising to return for luncheon. And such
a perfect luncheon ns I had prepared,
my dear. But he did not return. Din
ner was also served without him ; no
excuse for his delayed absence, not
even a telephone message. Tempera
ment, I suppose. Wandered all the
way to Brayton, no doubt, looking for
light and color, and then probably
calmly sat down and ate his mal in
the hotel, forgetting nil about us.
Franz is quite equal to do a thing like
that, but by this time you'd think b"
might have a. glimmering of returning
consciousness. Well, I will j-how the
people some of his sketches and his
"Here, Mollie, dear, is his photo
graph. Striking likeness. Pist'n
guished looking, don't you think?"
Mollie, the large photograph clutched
In her hand, suddenly subsided upon
a deeply soft couch. Where had she
seen that small uptwisted mustache,
those steely clear eyes, that crisply
curling fair hair even the studious
frown beneath the fine brows?
There was no need to think. The
face had been indelibly stamped upon
her memory as its owner had stood
that morning on hand reaching for the
knob of her auto doer. The barrel of
Billy's empty revolver had been lev
elled at that same distinguished coun
tenance. And he. the man had said,
he had injured his ankle and could
not walk. He. the great adored artist,
while she, Molly, the heartless, the
upicious. had actually threatened h;s
life and ridden away! Oh! it was
horrible! Perhaps now even as the
-a ger throng awaited his corning, the
suffering man lay alone!
"Anna." she said, with a little quick
eatch in her voice, "I must go home;
i. '..v. at once."
"Well, dear," her friend agreed, "if
it's Billy you are worrying about, of
course we will excuse you."
Molly did not wait to se Billy. Her
remorseful heart burned to atone. In
the garage she found the little red car
and turned on its lights. A moment
she lingered to sweep Into a box the
contents of two plates left from th
evening meal, then out into the night
silently swung the car.
On past the last twinkling house
light, noisily over the wooden bridge,
heavily through the newly cut roads
into the deeper darkness. The head
lights showed him at last, a long figure
stretched motionless beside the road,
h!s face upraised to the stars.
In a moment Mollie was bending
over him. "Oh!" she brenthed in re
lief as his unbelieving eyes looked up
Into hers. 'T feared that you haw
A grim smile slowly spread itself
over the artist's whitened face. "The
surprising young woman!" he mur
mured. "Have you returned to carry
out your threat of shooting me down?
If so, I am completely at your mercy."
lie pointed to his crudely bandaged
ankle. "Couldn't get away if I tried."
"Oh. please." Mollie entreated, her
eyes soft with pit 3- and almost in
coherent jn her repentant haste she
told him the day's story.
"And so," he said at last, "you were
defending Uncle Sam's mail ; you were
plucky enough to take the place of an
invalid brother, and tonight," his eyes
held hers In strange fascination, "you
came back alone over the rough ways,
through the darkness, to rescue me, a
Mollie nodded, and the clasp of his
band was so fervent, so pleasantly dis
concerting, that she turned in laughing
embarrassment to the emergency lunch
she had brought him. And after that,
his grateful glance still upon her, she
led him heavily leaning upon Iier
shoulder to the waiting car.
At the Warwick's entrance, when
she turned to leave, the artist put
forth his hand. "The atonement."
said, and the slight accent had now a
caressing sound, "is not yet complete.
I must exact until the time of my re
covery two hours' reading each after
noon." "As you will," answered Mollie,
"And at least one hour's conversa
tion each morning."
"That, too," agreed Mollie.
So, in a city art gallery is exhibited
a wonderful picture, a girl whose wide
eyes are as blue as the band on hr-r
hair. Against th artist's name in the
catalog is written, "Portrait of Mjollie,
his wife." But to Billy J lay the pic
ture Is that vl "Tlic Ac-d."
means paying a fair price for 3 our suit or topcoat. Cheap clothes
don't last good clothes give double wear, are tailored from the very-
best fabrics obtainable.
Its Real Economy to Buy a
Kuppenheimer Suit or Topcoat. The Fall models
are now being shown.
$25 JO to
Buy good and not so often!
Holy Land is aflame under
the impetus of a mighty stroke
by the Sritish, French and
friendly Arab forces, and the
Turks from the Jordan river
westward to the Mediterranean
seemingly are in rout.
Added to their already heavy
los-os in ground, men killed, wound
ed or made prisoners and stores
captured in Belgium, France. Italy
and the Balkans, tlu. Teutonic allies
judging from the first reports of the
hostilities begun against the Otto
man in Palestine, are in ' for fur
ther extremely hard usage.
Strike On Sixteen-TJile Front.
In le-s than a day General Allen
bys British forces aided by French
troops and natives under the flag of
the king of the Iledjas, struck the
Turkish line over a front of 1G
miles and penetrated it to a depth
of 10 miles, taking more man 3,000
Turks prisoner and overruning the
entire hostile defensive system.
I'aihvay and highway junction
points wore captured and strong
forces of cavalry at last accounts
were well in advance of the attack
ing troops", threatening to carry out
a turning movement against the flee
ing Turks which might prove dis
astrous to them. Meanwhile along
the shores of the Mediterranean
naval units were clearing the coastal
roads of the enemy by their gun
In Bad Predicament.
In addition to the large number
of prisoners taken great quantities
of war materials had fallen into the
hands of the allied troops, and the
pressure against the enemy was go
ing on unabated.
The predicament of the Turks is
heightened by the operations of the
llcdjas tribesmen on the east side
of "the Jordan which will prevent
them irom taking refuge across the
stream in the Jordan valley and
compel them to fight their way out
of their trouble west of the river
as best they may.
El Mugeir, west of the Jordan,
has been captured by the British. It
is the junction of several roads and
its capture will prevent the Turks
from escaping eastward. There are
IS. 000 Turks on the west and r,,000
on t.he east. General Allenby now
is behind the main Turkish force
west of the Jordan, which will have
difficulty in extricating itself, es
pecially as the Arabs have cut the
Iledjas railway east of Bake Tiberius.
NOTICE OF MEETING A. F. & A. M.
The members of the Plattsmouth
Lodge No. 0 A. F. & A. M. are called
to meet in their lodge room on Sun-,
day, September 21st at one o'clock
in the afternoon, to attend the fun
eral of their late brother James A.
Walker, which occurs tomorrow af
ternoon at Murray.
NEW PEACE MOVE IS EXPECTED
The Hague. Sept. 10. Altho no
official reports are to hand, corre
spondents learn on excellent author-
- 1 11 4. " 1 11 . .-. T7..1;.t r-
liy mat i.uauc.'uui vuu nciuiuo.
spoke todaj- stating that, an armis
tice is very possible in tne Dear f u-;
ture and that Germany is willing to
consider the eastern frontier.
It is also reported that ineniTiers
of the Austrian reiehstag have been
recalled to Vienna. The Amsterdam
exchange, which began very weal:,
is now reported going strong. TI113
report may have been merely a stock
exchange coup. Nevertheless, a new
peace move is expected from Ger
many in the near future.
GERMAN ARMY OF DUTY
TO CONTINUE STRUGGLE
Amsterdam, Sept. 19. Field Mar-
shal von Ilindenhurg has issued a,
proclamation to the German ariny
in tne lieia, according to me z.ci-
fnnn- Ammittatr nf Berlin in whieli
the German commander-in-chief al- 1
ludes to the recent Austrian peace
offer, saying that it does not involve
an interruption in the war opera
tions. The field marshal adds that a
readiness for peace is not in con
tradiction with the spirit with
which Germany is waging the
struggle. It is the army's duty, he
says, to continue the struggle while
waiting to see whether the enemy
is sincere and ready for peace nego
tiations. Journal Want-Ads Pay)
You can hardly imagine the
charm and grace that is given
to these garments by the long
coat and the slenderness of the
skirt. Many are relieved with
exquisite trimmings of fur.
Present display brings
such favored fabrics as velours
silvertones, serges and suedes,
shown in a striking range of
color tones. Among the most
popular are blues, browns and ,
soft grays. The prices reflect
our early preparedness.
A distinguished collection at
The Ladies' Toggery,
FRED P. BUSCH, Manager
V )srtMR8i X
The Ilouue vt KuwKuiiuimCC
ELECT THEIR OFFICERS.
From Saturday's Daily.
Bast evening at a meeting of the
Sophomore class which was well at
tended and a very enthusiastic gath
ering they elected the oKio-rs for
the coming year, and t ram-act td
other matters of business, in the
way of laying plans for their year's
work. The selections for the o'!ieer;j
the choice fell on t lie following:
President Mason Weseot t .
Vice President 'Delhi Tritseh.
Secretary Margaret Sclilater.
Treasurer D'an Douglas.
t'las-.i Advisor Miss Claire Dovey.
HOLDING EXAMINATION TODAY.
From Saturday's Daily.
The Local Board are holding ex
aminations todr.y for about twenty
one young men who have been trans
ferred from the deferred classes of
t lie first registration, and when com
pleted will about furnish enough
men for the quota, which called
for early in October. Just how
nianv there will be is not vet deli-
,telv knmvn llllt it v.ni be not far
I 11 I'Ul t IlUtlll I W Jill 1 IK II'M l I'll-
. f f ,
WILL MAKE E0ME STEEL CARS
From Saturday's Dally.
Yesterday Master Mechanic. J
Dietrich of the Burlington at Lin
coln was in the city, consulting
with Master Mechanic Win. Baird.
and looking over the steel car de
part of the shops here, with
the end in view of putting a small
shop at Lincoln for the same work.
He was accompanied by WilTam and
Frank Pillard who are steel ca
workmen, who were also looking ov
er the plant.
Kcad the Tonrnal Ads It Pnvs.
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