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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER
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THE MALIGNANTY OF THE SPAN
ISH INFLUENZA BEING RE
SPONSIBLE FOR THE
CANCELING FORMER ORDER
Nothing Definite Now Known As To
When the Movement Will
From Tupsilay'j Tjaily.
Last evening the local boanl at
this place received r.ctice to cancel
the order for the dispatching of the
7S men, f-om this county to Camp
Iiowie, which was to have tak3n
place on Thursday.
Many 01 these people, have been
aliened for departure, two and three
times. The last call which was
made up of 7S men. embodies call
of 1 men who were to have gone to
Camp Funston some time since, the
call being cancelled and the entrap
ment fcr the cantonment recincled.
Later the number and the addition
of more than a score of other men,
were made. The call which made
up the TS men which were to have
tntrainc-d next Thursday, had al
ready been decimated by numerous
cases of sickness, which would have
made the number greatly lessened
had the call remained in force.
Those having the matter in hand,
are doing what they can to rid the
country of this seorge, and do it as
quickly as possible.
MRS. AGNES SEVER IN, OF OMA
HA. BURIED HERE YESTER
Fr.im Tuesday's iJn'.ly.
Mrs. Agnes Severin daughter cf
Antone Vabrasham of Hecla. South
Dakota, was buried at the W?st Oak
Hill cemetery yesterday afternoon,
the funeral being from the Missouri
Pacific station, after the arrival of
the train from Omaha. Mrs. Severin
was a couin to Mcs. John Iliber
and also a relative to the Tcmans
and Vetersneks was s'uk with the
Spanbh Influenza for about twelve
days. She leaves a husband and
two children, one a babe of thirty
RiGGS ANSWER CALL
DIE WITHIN TWO DAYS OF EACH
OTHER NOW SLEEP SIDE BY
SIDE NEAR OLD HOME.
I'r. ni Mcn'l.iv's Paily.
Two of the former residents of
thi city, brothers, who have work
ed in the country adjoining this
city, and excellent young men. have
paid their full quota of devotion to
their flag and their country, in
that they have given their lives, and
have net as much as bad an oppor
tunity to get a shot at the arch ene
my. Frank and Claude Riggs had
their home at Hammond, Mo., among
the Ozarks, where they lived during
early boyhood, and came to this city
to work a few years ago, and have
been first class workers, and have
practically made this their home.
They went from here to Camp Dodge
and were sent from their, Claude to
Camp Dix, New Jersey, and there
he died on the eighth of this month,
and the body was rhipped to his
home town cf Hammond, Mo. Frank
was sent to some place in Florida,
where he died on the 10th, and the
body was shipped home, the funreal
being the same day, 0tobr 17th,
last Thursday, they both being bur
ied side by side.
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LIEUTENANT MATTHEW HEROLD
From Mondays T.i;iy.
A letter yesterday from Matthew
Herold who is in the service in
France is to the effect that he has
passed a fine examination, and has
been commissioned as Second Lieu
tenant, and is serving In that ca
pacity. Mathew is a very loyal and
patriotic .young man and left the
profession of law to enlist in the
service of his country. He is a man
with much ability, and is making
good in his chosen profession.
PLATTSMOUTH BOY WHO HAS
MADE GOOD AT FUNSTON
SUCCUMBS TO -FLU."
From Monday's Dailv
Sgt. Geo. Kopischka, an excellent
speeiman of manhood, visited his
parents only u few weeks since, and
was here for about a week, his
cheery good nature, and smile greet
ed his many friends here, for he had
a smile for every one and a kindly
reeting. Straight as an arrow, he
made an elegant looking soldier. He
had returned to his station at Funs
ton only a short time, had been
sick for about three weeks. George
Kopischka was lorn November 20,
1S3, and lived in Plattsmouth for
the major portion of his life. He
prior to his departing for Camp
Funston has been switching at Al
liance. Since his appointment to
the position of Sergeant, he has been
instructor in drilling, and it was he
and his associates which make sold
iers out of the raw recruits, as they
came to the camps.
Mewas to have been transferred
to some camp in Indiana, and the
papers for his going there had al
ready be?n made cut. The remains
arrived this morning in charge of a
fellow Sergeant, and the remains
now lies in state at the heme of his
father on Winterstein Hill. The
funeral will occur from the home
of the parents Charles Kopischka
and wife on Wednesday afternoon,
at two o'clock. Sgt. Kopischka
went to the service from here on
March 18th last, with the quota
which departed at that time.
BEEN IN FRANCE, FIGHTING
WITH MARINES AND OVER
THE TCP, SOME TIME SINCE.
From Monday's Dailv.
Yesterday A. M. Arries and wife
received a letter from their son
Major Arries, who they had not
heard from since before he had left
this country in August, of his safety
they were greatly concerned. They
also had a letter from Don, which
said that Byron had visited with
him not long before the letter was
written. In the letter from Major
Arries he has told that he had went
right into the fight, and was plac
ed in the Marines, falling to the
Sixth regiment while Don was In
the fifth. Major is not impressed by
the country there for he says they
have mud, and mud, and then more
lie has been at the front and over
the top, and was at that time of
writing' back at a rest camp. He
says he has been so busy since his
arrival that he did not have time to
BREAKS COLLAR BONE.
From Monday's Dally.
A few days since which Miss Ag
nes Bajack, who is teaching at Un
ion, was passing through the yard
of the place where she lived, and
not noticing a clothes line which
hung just so it caught her head,
throwing her backwards, to the
ground, fracturing her collar bone.
She is getting along fairly well, but
is suffering a great ceal from the
injury. It was thought best not to
try to come heme, and so is remain
ing at Union. She would be pleased
to her from her many young lady
0 CIA DIED
AND THE NAVY
ADDRESS GIVEN AT WAGNER
HOTEL ON NAVY AND SHIP
PING BOARD BY L. J. SMITH
MAGNITUDE OF UNITED STATES
Fighting Ships, And What It Means
To This Nation Intelligently
From Monday's Dally.
Remarks of L. J. Smyth of Wash
ington, field secretary of the Navy
League of the United States, at a
luncheon of leading citizens at Ho
tel -Wagner today:
The Navy League is a national
organization of Patriotic American
citizens who have bonded together
to advance the interests of the
United States through its navy and
During the war the Navy League
is assisting the government by get
ting men for the navy and marine
corps, selling Liberty Bonds and
knitting comfort garments for men
in the service. It is helping the
U. S. Shipping Board to increase
ship building and getting men to
man the merchant ships.
But even greater than this is the
task ahead. When peace comes the
nation will have about S billions of
dollars invested in merchant ships.
These must be operated under the
American flag if prosperity is to
continue. Farms and factories will
produce more than ever before. We
are not consuming in normal times
more than 50 per cent of our pro
duction. We have learned to bs
frugal, so that more than before will
What are we going to do with
this surplus? If we can't reach the
foreign markets our factories must
close. We can only reach the for
eign markets in our own , ships.
Therefore we must operate the huge
fleet we are now building as an
American merchant marine when
. Every business man, every wage
earner should be interested in 4his
subject. Wages are higher than ev
er in the history of the world. Ev
eryone knows a readjustment must
come with the return of peace. The
solution of the wage question lies in
keeping our factories running full
time and this can only be done
through a merchant marine.
America once carried 95 per cent
of her products in her own ships.
Then, through adverse legislation,
the merchant marine dropped until
only 6 per cent was carried in 1914.
Then, we could employ the ships of
other nations and we paid them 3
billions of dollars annually.
After the war we will not be able
to hire shipping, because the U-boat
has sunk half the world's tonnage
and the remainder will be needed
by the owning nations.
We will save 3 billions of dollars
annually so Americans will keep our
factories going full blast, wages will
be good, and prosperity will result,
if we solve the merchant marine
question by repealing bad laws and
passing good ones.
The Navy League is attempting
to solve this problem. It asks busi
ness men to join and help.
MRS. BERNEGE DE
WOLF IS CALLEi
WAS SICK BUT A SHORT TIME,
HAS A HOST OF FRIENDS WHO
MOURN HER DEATH.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Mrs. G. E. DeWolf, wife of the
superintendent of the city schools
who but a week since, was minister
ing to friends, who had been strick
en with the dread malady, Spanish
Influenza, while visiting at the De
Wolf home in this city, and whom
she has cared for with the patience
and kindness of a friend and a chris
tian. She, as they grew better, was
stricken, and being delicate in con
stitution and health, was an easy
victim, to the violence of the dis
ease, and the pneui.ionia which fol
lowed. All that could possibly be
done was done in. the emergency
She was given the best of medical
care, and the best' of nursing, only
to have the life of this noble and
kindhearted, loving weman slip
away, out of the graps, and beyond
the power of friends or loved ones,
into the great beyond. The mother
Mrs. W. H. Buck, p:id a siolcr Miss
Florence Buck, from their old heme
at Gibbon, arrived before the end
came, and the father V,'. II. Buck,
only a few hours later. Mr. and
Mrs. DeWolf had been married about
four and a half years, and have liv
ed here something over a year com
ing to take charge of the schools
here. During their stay they have
made a host of friends, who are
deeply sorry, for the sorrow of this
grief stricken people. The remains
were taken to Gibbon, the former
home, departing from hre on the
early after train of the L'urli:icrt.'.n
where the burial will be made.
DEATH OF MRS. G. E. DEWOLF.
Ella Bernice DeWolf wife of Sttpt.
G. E. DeWolf passed away at her
home yesterday afternoon at five
o'clock from pneumonia.
Mrs. DeWolf had been ill but a
week, and her condition had become
alarming to her family and friends
during the last two days. She mad?
a noble :1ght against the attack of
the disease, and onlv af;er a r.upreme
effort on her part, and the loving
ministry cf dear one- at her side,
did she succumb to the fatal malady.
Mrs. DeWolf was bcrn at Gibbon.
Nebraska. September 10th. 1S0.
where she spent her childhood and
young womanhood, graduating 'from
the High School in 1007. Persuing
her studies further, she bream? a
student at Wesleyan University,
from which school -she was a grad
uate. While in attendance there
she was a member rf the Woodard
Sorority. On June jt,'.2tU, 1014. n'xe
was united in marriage to Mr. George
E. DeWolf. This marriage was one
of childhood sweethearts, as the two
had lived side by side since their
early years, and their married life
has been the beautiful bleeding of
spirits joined in happy childhood,
hound together by the tend?r cords
of a later and lasting love.
Mrs. DeWolf came to IMattsmouth
in August 1917 at which tinn Mr.
DeWolf assumed the Sur.erintend
ency of the City School; and in this
brief time she has endeared herself
to the entire community. Her
cheery and always hopeful dbpoii
tion tended to brighten every asso
ciation of which slid was a part, and
the buoyancy of her spirit found
delightful expression in her activi
ties in home, church and among her
many friends. During her residence
in Plattsmouth she has been an ac
tive member of the First Presbyter
ian church, filling a place of great
usefulness in Sunday School and
Christian Endeavor work, and in
the Choir, where her sweet voice will
be greatly missed. The sympathy
of the community is. extended to
the bereaved husband who is left to
mourn the loss of a devoted wife who
was a constant source of inspiration
and support in his duties -at the
head of the Public Schools.
The loss of Mrs. DeWolf comes
as a severe blow to her parents who
were called upon to part with their
only son. James Bradley, last Jan
uary, who died at one of the Canton
ments. Those who remain of the family
to mourn her departure are the par
ents Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Buck, one
sister Miss Florence Buck, and an
aged grandmother, all of Gibbon,
Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. Bur'; and
daughter Miss Florence are in the
city at this time.
The remain?, were taken to Gib
bon on the afternoon train today,
and the funeral will occur either lo
and the funeral will occur there
either tomorrow or Thursday after
noon. The six members of the Board of
Education acted as pall bearers and
accompanied the remains from the
late residence to the station.
Coughed So He Couldn't Slesp.
Bronchial cough?, tickling in
throat and asthmatic spasms break
one's rest and weaken one so that
the system is run-down and serious
sickness may result. Enos Ilalbort,
Peoi, Ind., writes: "I hkd a revere
cold and coughed continually at
night; could hardly sleep. Foley's
Honey and Tar cured my cough."
GEBli ! IliGOE
LETTER RECEIVED BY DAL
JONES. CF CHICAGO FROM A
FRIEND AT HARBIN,
DEALS WITH THE BOLSHEVIKS
And Of Their Attempted Sale Cf
Russia To the Germans
My Dear Mr. Jones,
The .Major cf my outfit is at pres
ent in Vladivostok and I am acting
in bis stead z:) I luv plenty to do,
therefore I have to do i:io:l of my
writing at night. This i.i Sunday af
ternoon and I am taking advantage
of it by knocking out a few replies
on the mill.
I have just had dinner and all the
boys rooming in my building are
singing and having a f .'.' musical
selections. I had to got out if I
were t: accomplish anything this
Times r.re exciting .here row days.
We are moving practically nothing
except troop trains, supply trains
and Bed Cross trains, which com
moditie; we r.re all intercvteJ in at
We are maintaining two fronts at
this time, one west of here and rne
east and north.
Ail the allies are represented in
goodly number and believe me the
German. Au-trians and Bolsheviks
are feeling the prescure.
Censor had cut out something
The Bolshevik?, are nothing but
n band of cut throats and they are
especially bitter against the Czech
soldiers and when they capture a
Czech, they generally make mince
meat of him by cutting oft" his ears,
his nc-sc, hands, fec-t, ripping his
stomach open, and sometimes burn
ing their eyes out. This round--pretty
raw but there is no di.--pitting
it. its an absolute fart.
German spies are plentiful but
are made short work cf when cap
Titer;1 is a bunch lined up before
a firing squad every few days and I
had the pleasure of going to the
scene of execution one day and wit
nessing three kicked off before the
This is really a pleasure uni i
ron-.ing to many more. They have
Iin'd them '.tp ten at a time and gen
erally have two or threo cleanings
rich week. As scon a's my Major
gets back from Vladivostok, 1 am
going on a trip to what we call the
western front that is west of here,
and will be gone some little tim-?.
but will ultimately return to Har
bin so long as this is headquarters
and I remain on my present assign
ment. I would be there now enly
for the fact that the Major was un
expectedly called away. This has
been a dirty mess over here but she
i going to he wore before long as
there arc so many Russians that do
not take kindly to the allies and of
course they are going to pull dirty
stuff and also will have to be beaten
into submission. But say those
Czeeho-Slovak troops that you have
undoubtedly been reading about, are
sure winners. They are a fine bunch
cf fellows and every inch a soldier.
There are over 200,000 of them here,
they have no country, no home, and
ar? desperately bitter acvainst Aus
tria and Germany nd re going to
fight to tha last ditch. Now that
the allies are going to assist them,
they say that Austria must answer
to them for 300 years of cruelty and
I guess they, are right. General
Graves is in command of all the
American forces but there is a
Japanese General in charge of the al
lied troops, which of course I think
alright inasmuch as Japan "will have
the bulk of the fighting.
D. C. SMART,
Address Lieut. Engrs. U. S. R. R.
S. Care American Consul, Harbin,
Itch! Itch! Itch! Scratch!
Scratch! Scratch! The more you
scratch, the worse the itch.. Try
Doan's Ointment. , For eczema, any
skin itching. COc a box.
UNDERWENT OPERATION TODAY
From Tuesday's Dally.
Chester Maneer, of Murray, ac
companied bv Dr. B. F. Brendel
were passengers to Omaha this morn
irg from Murray where they went
to a hospital, where Mr. Maneer
underwent an operation for relief
from hernia, which has boon giving
him much trouble for some time. He
stood the operation very well and
Dr. Brenc'tl returned on' the noon
train to this city.
CORN WITH GAR
A. F. STURM HAS JUST A SHORT
TIME SINCE PURCHASED A
frnin Tuesday's Daliy.
People some time become !n gross
ed, is one theme to the exclusion of
all else, such was the case of two
of the republican candidates the
other day, A. F. Sturm, and R. B.
Windham, were out campaigning.
Mr. Sturm had but recently pur
chased a new car, and a goodly sized
boat, at that, and the two gentle
men were making Otoe county in it.
rhey were doing pretty nicely, un
til a shower came, and they had
chains and made the hills pretty
nicely going r.n, but when they as
sayed to go down it was different.
They had just climbed a pretty stiff
hill and as they began to d escend
the other side, the wheels slipped a
little at firsf and while Mr. Sturm
tried to ease it down, it gathered
more momentum, and scooted, leav
ing the road like a wild steer, bolt
ed through a three barbed wire
fence, and out through the field un
til it found a friendly tree, which it
plunged into, and stopped. Nothing
hurt but their reputation as a driT-
BUILDS AN ELEGANT NEW HOME
""rorn Ti'Psdiiy's Pii'lv.
Miss Jennie Shrader is having an
elegant new home constructed on
her farm some eight miles south of
this city. On a rie, which gives
1 commanding view of the surround
ing country, the edifice is to be con
structed, is now under way. The
building will be a bungalow In
tyle, and will be H0xl2 feet, a story
and a half, with a full basement.
The building will be modern in all
f, apointments, and will be heated
with a furnace, with bath and hit
md cold water with an air compres
sion tank in the basement. The
plumbing and heating is to be in
stalled by Jess y. Warsa. while the
construction of the building, will
e by Scotton and Young, of Mur
ray, mis wiu mane an elegant
lcme when it is completed.
The rental of a safe deposit box is so
small compared to the convenience and
protection offered that it is unwise to be
Is not your peace of mind worth a great
deal more than the triflle you pay for one
of our safe deposits boxes? Inspection
of our vault invited.
First National Bank
KILLED IN ACTION
PLATTSMOUTH E0Y KILLED IN
ACTION ON SEPTEMBER
eriM nx md nun
uu us m:;. ftiiu
MRS. E. E, HILTON
Went From Here To Omaha Where
He Enlisted. In France
From Tuesday's Daily.
Mrs. A. D. Hilton of this city to
day received the sad intelligence of
the death of her ton Howard E.
Hilton, who was killed in action in
France, on September 12th. They
had heard from him not so long
since, and a letter appeared in this
paper from him telling of his im
pressions of the war, and of the
country. He had been making his
home here, and was employed wth
J. II. McMaken and sons ut the time
he went to Omaha to enlist in the
service. He is the second I'latts
mouth boy to pay the full quota of
devotion to country and to principle.
the other one being Edward C.
Ripple. Two others from this city
have died at camps, of disease. The
boys of Plattsmouth have proven
themselves patriotic Americans, i'lid
those which have tone, have been
with their face to the foe. More
have been whunded, but have recov
ered, and this citv with the amount
who are in the service has been
very fortunate tha,t the number is
so small. Howard E. Hilton was an
excellent, ycung man and one whom
every citizen of Plattsmouth can
well be proud of.
Some time since Robert II. Button
and wife departed for the south and
have been there for a number cf
days, where they were looking after
some land interests which they
have near Baconton. Ga. They
have a five acre grove on their place
of pecons, and brought home with
them one hundred pounds of the
fruit for their own use. The crop
on the place is immense, and Mr.
Patton is very enthusiastic over the
property which he bi's acquired
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