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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1918.
BOY DIES AT SEA
JOHN SLAFNICKA DIES OF PNEU
MONIA ON BOARD SHIP
BROTHER A GERMAN PRISONER
Bringing Body to Home Will Hold
From Monday's Dally
.Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Slapnicka.
1215 Drexel street. South Side, this
morning received a telegram saying
their son John, aged 2S, had died of
pneumonia October 6 while at sea
on board a ship bound for France.
The body is being returned to
Omaha, and will arrive at 3:30 Sun
day afternoon. Funeral services
will be held at the Korisko chapel
at 2 o'clock today, with burial in
Graceland Park cemetery.
Another son three weeks ago was
reported to be a prisoner in the Ger
man prison camps.
. A third son is in the army and a
fourth is waiting the call. World
Herald. This family lived in this city for
a number of years, and made their
home in South Park, when here,
working in the Burlington shops
for a number of years.
IAS FOR SOLDIERS
. INFORMATION REGARDING THE
CHRISTMAS PACKAGES FOR
MEN WITH AMERICAN
In an effort to meet the eager de
sires of the families of men in ser
vice abroad the War Department has
decided that each man may receive
from his family a Christmas pack
age of standard size, and approxi
mately standard articles. To this
end an arrangeme.it has been com
pleted between the War Department,
PostotFice Department, and the
American Red Cross, whereby the
'latter has undertaken to co-operate
in the preparation and mailing of
these Christmas parcels. To expedite
the plan a large number of specially
manufactured cardboard cartons
have been purchased which will be
distributed through the chapters to
the relatives and friends of men in
1 To insure avoidance of dupli
cation and of erroneous addresses.
Army Authorities under General
Pershing are issuing a Christmas
Parcel label to each man. This mea
sure is required by shipping space
2 The man will be instructed to
mail this label to home relatives, or
friends, who upon receiving it, will
present it to the nearest Chapter or
Branch Headquarters, or such other
place as may be designated by the
Red Cross. They will secure one
carton 3 inches by 4 inches by 9
inches in size.
3 The person receiving a carton
may till it with any combination of
articles which will fill it, and which
are not barred by the Post Office De
partment. When completely packed
ind ready for mailing the weight of
the-carton must not exceed three
4 Parcels ready for shipment
will be presented at place designated
where Red Cross representatives will
examine the contents, in order to ex
clude any articles barred by Post Of
fice Department from Christmas Par
cels, such as liquor, explosives,
breakables, liquids, etc; remove any
notes or messages found among the
contents wrap, tie and weigh the
parcel; place on the parcel the
Christmas Parcel label received from
abroad, bearing the address of the
man for whom it is intended. The
person sending the parcel shall then,
in the presence of the Red Cross
Representative, affix stamps suffi
cient to carry the parcel to Hobo
ken, N. J. The postage charges for
Christmas packages shall be at the
rate of fourth class or parcel post
zone rate. The Red Cross inspec-
tion label certifying to the com
plete inspection of the parcel by the
Red Cross shall then be placed on
the parcel. Parcels ready for mail
ing shall remain in the custody of
the Red Cross until delivered by its
-representative to the Post Office au
No Christmas Parcels can be mail
ed later than November 15, 191 S.
GLEN THOMPSON PASSES
From Monday's Dally.
Glen Thompson who Is at Ft
Riley taking special training in the
army service, has just passed a sue
cessful examination, and will be sent
to the officers training school. His
per cents were high, and the entire
examination and record was emi
MONEY AND EFFORT
STATEMENT REGARDING SITUA
TION OF CONTRIBUTIONS
OF J. R. VALLERY.
From Monday's Daily.
Relative to the report which this
paper contained of the action of the
County Council of Defense, J. R.
Vallery has to say, that he would
like to be placed in the true light
as it is before the public as to his
attitude to the matter of assisting
in the war, and being a patriot. Mr.
Vallery is seventy years of age, and
during the -summer is out in the
field farming early and late to help
raise something to feed the boys,
and during the other portions of the
years, is working many hours per
day to raise stock for the market.
for the same purpose, lie has some
thing more than five hundred dol
lars in stamps and thousands of dol
lars in bonds. He has bonds of the
Fourth Liberty Loan as well as the
others. He feels that he is doing
many times the service in both
work and contribution of money,
than many of the harping critics,
who are doing so much talking, and
perhaps, have nothing as evidence
of their patriotism, other than one
Incorrect reports of a man's pat
riotism should not be circulated be
cause of personal dislike, this is as
bad as being unpatriotic.
FOR OUR OWN BOYS
THE SOX KNITTED BY PLATTS
MOUTH LADIES ARE APPRE
CIATED BY OUR OWN BOYS.
From Monday's Daily.
The following from the Camp
Dodger, the official paper of Camp
Dodge, Iowa, shows that little we
know where our work Is going, but
in reality it is going to "Our Boys"
just the sanies
"Sergeant Major C. F. Schmidt-
man of Development Battalion No. 2
recently had occasion to reflect on
how small their HI ol' world really
is. His home is in Plattsmouth,
Neb. Not long ago there was issued
to him some woolen sox from the
Red Cross. Examining them he dis
covered both pairs had been contri
buted in his home town by people he
knew there. The card in one pair,
bore the name "Clair J. Bookmeyer,
Plattsmouth, Neb." and in the other
was inscribed "Mrs. D. W. Ne:ll.
Plattsmouth. Neb." Yes this is a
OVER FOUR INCHES OF RAIN.
According - to the Government
gauge at the Burlington station, the
amount of rainfall during the past
forty-eight hours ending this morn
ing at seven o'clock, was 4.8 Inches,
which will go a long way towards
moistening the ground which has
been so dry for so long, and more
of the same kind would not hurt.
For baby's croup, Willie's daily
cuts and bruises, mother's "sore
throat. Grandma's lameness. Dr.
Thomas Eclectic Oil the household
remedy. 30c and 60c.
BUSY HOUR WITH
- CITY FATHERS
MUCH SIDE WALKS HAVE BEEN
CONSTRUCTED, SOME YET TO
BUILD THIS YEAR.
VOTE ON ELECTRIC LIGHT RATE
Lighting: Committee Favor Raise Of
Fifteen Per Cent Over
From Tuesday's Daily.
After the disposition of the min
utes, and the recording of all the
members present, the matter of a
communication asking for the re
turn of a certified check, which
Peters & Parker had left with the
clerk, to insure the acceptance of
a contract for constructing side
walks. The council concluded to
hold the check until the season is
A military map institution of
Chicago, a portion of the Govern
ment has asked for a map of the
city, to further their work, but were
not able to furnish one. The Board
of Education asked to have the city
furnish the walks iiear the school
crossings and assess it at one sev
enth the amount per year, and no
provision was made in the bonds for
the caring for the walks.
Following the communications
was the report of the finance com
mittee which shows the following:
Peters & Parker, walks $ 33S.64
Wm. Hassler, repairs 8.10
C. S. Wiles, drag roads 3.38
M. Lutz, salary 48.00
John Maurer, - road work - -38.50
James Wynn, road work 37.80
ouis Rennard 74.90
Q. K. Parmele 3.50
S. G. Stone G.30
August Kopp. nozzleman 1.50
G. Johnson, drying hose 3.00
O. Sandin, nozzleman 1.50
Wm. Barclay, salary 75.00
H. Manners, salary 65.00
John Zitka, road work 35.00
Peters & Parker, walk 1027.90
Report of Chief of Fire Dept.
The report of the chief of the
fire department showed a fire had
occurred in the city hall, with a
damage of $200.00 and fully cover
ed by insurance; cause of fire, ashes
n a wooden pail.
Lighting Rate Ordinances.
The lighting committee reported
hrough their chairman Geo. Lusch-
insky an ordinance which was in
tended to increase the rates of
ight to prjvate consumers fifteen
per cent. The ordinance provided
some other changes, but the princi
ple thing was the increasing of the
rate from 13 to 15.4 Luschinsky
offered a motion which was support
ed by Patterson for a suspension of
the rules, that the ordinance might
be passed at that session, by reading
once by text, and the remaining two
times by title. The vote resulted in.
Patterson, Kunsman, Weber, Lusch
insky? Johnson and Beeson voting
for the suspension was in all, and
Buttery, Vorndran, Larson and Har
ris voting against the motion. This
made the vote 6 for the motion, but
the state statutes require .75 of a
vote on such a motion, section 1154
of the compiled statutes. The mo
tion was declared carried, and the
matter of the passage was taken up.
A good deal of discussion was had
on the subject, Larson, Buttery and
Harris opposing it on the floor.
while Johnson, Weber, & Luschinsky
championed the cause. The vote on
the intended passage; though they
really did not have the question
before the council as the motion
to suspend rules had lost, was
the same as the former vote. After
the vote, Mayor Schneider said that
he would reserve the veta until the
next regular meeting.
A few minor matters were then
attended to among which was the
ordering of a few side walks, when
the session came to an end.
FROM THE EDITOR.
War has made another demand on
the publishing business, this time In
the form of an order issued by the
United States Government for a 15
per cent reduction in the amountof
paper consumed. In appealing to
the publishers to reduce the size of
their papers and also to eliminate all
wasteful practices, the War Indus
tries Board of the Government says
it is absolutely essential that the
consumption of paper be cut during
the war. If the 15 per cent re
duction now ordered does not bring
the expected results more drastic
regulations will be issued and en
forced after Oct. 1, 191S. It is esti
mated the 15 per cent reduction will
mean a saving of more than 250.000
tons of paper, to say nothing of the
saving in coal and in freight, a very
considerable item at a time when
ever' ounce of material and every
inch of carrying space is essential
to the winning of the war. Under
the new rule, the public will be able
to judge the patriotism of a pub
lisher by the size of the paper he
prints, as weli as by what is said
in the paper.
FRED ' H. RUTHERFORD WRITES
VERY INTERESTINGLY FROM
THE WESTERN FRONT.
Prom Monday's lally.
Fred Rutherford who left here
more than a year ago, is in France,
where he is the head cook for the
company, with which he is station
ed; he is seeing France as it really
is and writes the following letter to
his mother Mrs. John H. Ruther
ford: France, Sept. 25th U1S.
I will drop you a few lines, tell
ing you I am well and enjoying the
best of health. Array life ii some
life as long as one has his health,
but sure he is out of luck if he is
It rains over here every-other-day.
or night, just as it happens to be.
They say it has been dry here until
just two weeks ago, when it began
to rain, but I do not think it ever
has been dry here.
The people over here have a funny
way of doing their farm work, and
this is a place you never see a buggy,
but all two wheel carts. They also
have a little two-for-a-nickle rail
road. It is an endless amount of
amusement to talk to, what few of
the people can talk English, many
of them cannot understand it at all.
When I wish to purchase anything.
I just hold out my hand and allow
them to take what money they want.
There are about fifteen hundred Ger
man prisoners in this camp, and
they are kept working on the rail
roads. Many of them said they did
not get enough to eat and surrend
ered to the American army in order
to get something to eat. They are
mostly mere boys. The airplanes
are thick, often seeing a dozen at a
time in the sky.
With love to all,
FRED II. RUTHERFORD.
Address: Cook U. S. A., Am. E. F.,
335 F. A. France.
SISTER DIES AT HAMBURG, IA.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Mrs. John Wall who has been at
Hamburg, Iowa, for som"e time past
called there last week by the serious
illness of her sister Mrs. Clinton
Dennis, who has the pneumonia, re
sulting from an attack of the Flu.
Mrs. Wall arrived at Hamburg, the
sister had died. Mrs. Dennis leaves
besides her husband, three small
children who were also sick, but are
CAUGHT STEALING CHICKENS.
From Monday's Dally.
F. AV. Elliott has been missing
chickens from his coop and a half
dozen good fat hens are of consider
able value, he thought he would try
and apprehend the chicken thief. So
he layed for the marauder and was
successful in bagging the robber
who gave his name as O'Possum. A
settlement was made right there and
the thief vas sentenced to death,
and according executed. Mr. Elliott
hopes to have no more trouble with
For a mild, easy action of the
bowels, try Doan's Regulets, a mod
ern laxative. 30c at all stores.
FIRE BREAKS OUT
IN FARMER'S Hi
ORIGINATES IN THE FURNACE
RC0M IN THE CELLAR, SUP
POSED TO BE FROM
FURNACE OR HEAR THERETO
Firemen Fought Heroically To Ex
tinguish the xire, Loss
From Tuesday's DaJiy.
Just a few moments after two
o'clock this afternoon the fire alarm
sounded, calling the fire laddies to
the Farmer's State Bank, where a
fire was discovered in the basement
of the bank.
The pmoke rolled up in such den?e
volumes that one could not remain
in the lobby of the bank, though
there was no fire th?re. After the
furniture was mostly carried out,
the firemen got the liose playing on
the portion of the cellar where the
blaze was, "they soon had the fire
under control, and while the smoke
and water, did a Targe amount of
damage, the, fire only burned a limit
ed amount, j Taking the entire dam
age was considerable, taking smoke
fire and Avater all together. The
citizens as well as the fire denart-
nient lent their efforts to exting
uish the flames and to prevent loss
by removing from the building what
they could. The fire was fully cov
ered bv insurance. Just how much
the-loss will eventually be will only
be ascertained by a critical examina
tion of the damage done.
THE UNITED WAR WORK COUN
CIL ASKS FOR OVER SUBSCRIP
TION OF FIFTY PER CEHT.
From Tuesiiay's Dally.
At a meeting last evening the
United War Work Council passed
resolutions endorsing the over sub
scription to the fund, which is neces
sary for the carrying on of the work
of the seven organizations. Here
follows a message which has been
sent to this paper and which is self
Omaha, Neb. Oct. 28.
Editor of Journal,
At a meeting today of the state
executive committee of the United
War Work drive, the commitee
pledged a fifty per cent over sub
scription from. Nebraska to take care
of the increased needs of the seven
organizations. Each county will be
asked for a fifty per cent over sub
scription to jtiake good the pledge.
This increare in funds will allow
the Canteens in France to sell goods
to the boys at the same prices as
charged by the Quart er masters'
stores. Heretofore the Canteens had
to charge high prices for certain
articles because of the heavy trans
portation charges, whereas Quarter
masters' stores were carried free.
Commencing Xovember first, the
Canteens in France will sell goods
at the same price as the Quarter
masters and prices will be universal
throughout France. The Canteen in
France have never been self sustain
ing, though the high prices charged
led to . that impression.
O. II. MEMOLD,
State Director of Publicity.
VISITS WITH MOTHER
From Tuesday's Daily.
Mrs. Fred Majors departed this
morning for Sargent, where she will
visit with her mother and sister,
the sister being sick with the In
fluenza and the mother will have
to have one of her fingers amputat
ed, on account of an injury sustain
ed by reason of getting the finger
into a cog wheel. Mrs. Majors goes
to assist i their care during the
time of the sickness and the conse
quent operation of the finger from
the injury received.
WEEPING WATER FIGHTING FLU
From Monday's Dally.
Weeping Water witli a commend
able degree of energy is fighting the
influenza witli vigor. There are a
number of cases, but with but few
exceptions all are getting along fair
ly well. J. J. Meyer the druggist
is confined to his bed, while he is
needed at the store, one thing which
makes it inconvenient. The post
office is kept closed and fumigated,
except when the mails have been
distributed, when the office is opened
for a short time, then closed again.
Mrs. II. II. Stoll living in the coun
try died with the disease last week,
and yesterday morning his son Earl
aged about .21 died, while Mr. Stoll
himself is very sick and a small boy
and Miss Edna Stoll are also down
with the disease.
FIRE (IT THE
SMALL BLAZE CAUSED FROM
ASHES IN A WOODEN PAIL,
CAUSING SOME DAMAGE.
From Monday's Daily.
Last Saturday night was a ripple
of excitement, caused when the
alarm was sounded, calling the citi
zens to a fire which had gained
somewhat of headway at the City
Hall, having started from some ash
es which had been left in a wooden
pail, in the office of the Police Judge.
The fire had burned through the
floor, and a portion of the doors
leading ino the council chamber,
but was extinguished without much
additional burning, though it re
quired somewhat of work and watch
ing before it was considered as be
ing entirely out. The damage done
will range from fifty to one hund
red dollars, much owing to the
amount of work which it vill re
quire to make the necessary repairs.
BUYS A FORD TRUCK.
From Tuesday's Daily.
J. P. Miller, the dealer in junk.
has purchased a truck to faciliate
his business, making his selection cf
the Ford, and this afternoon with
R. C. Hitchman of the Pollock
Garage, went to Omaha for -one of
the trucks, which he will use in his
A Man's Cheerful Recommendation.
W. II. Frear, G3 Myrtle Ave., Al
bany, X". Y., writes: "I thought kid
ney trouble might be the cause of my
run-down condition and weakness.
so I took Foley Kidney Pills, and
they did the work. I ' cheerfully
recommand them." They relieve
lame back, rheumatic pains, stifi
joints, sore muscles. Sold every
BANKING SERVICE FOR
This bank offers farmers, besides abso
lute security for their funds, every facility
and convenience for the prompt and care
ful transaction of their banking business.
Checking accounts for handling their cur
rent business; Certificates of Deposit for
depositing money at interest for short or
long terms; safety deposit boxes for the
safekeeping of their valuable papers.
You will appreciate the kind of service we
are prepared to give once you learn all
about it. We solicit the opportunity to
talk it over with you the next time you
are in town.
First National Bank
BY SWITCH ENGINE
WHILE WORKING IN THE UNION
PACIFIC YARDS, ROBERT RISH
EL IS INJURED, DIES.
WAS EMPLOYED ON SECTION
With Others Of Fellow Workmen
Were Run Down, Lived
From .Monday's Pall).
Yesterday morning W, 13. Kishel
departed for Fremont, to accompany
the remains of a brother, from there
to Gretna, where interment will be
made. Last Friday Mr. W. H. Kishel
received word that his brother Rob
ert Ilishel, who was 64 years of
age, and who was employed at Fre
mont with the Union Pacific in the
capacity of a Eection man, was run
down and killed, while engaged at
his usual vocation. He, with a num
ber of others were working in the
shops, when the switch engine in
question ran over them, injuring
some five of them, two of whom died.
Mr. Robert Kishel being one of
them. Mr. W. B. Kishel hastened to
his brother's side when apprised of
the accident, and was there at the
time of his brother's death Saturday
morning. He returned home Satur
day night and went up yesterday
morning and conveyed the remains
to Gretna for burial.
The funeral was held at Gretna
this afternoon. Mr. Robert Kishel
was unmarried, and was 64 years of
age, had been employed with the
Union Pacific for some time.
DIES AT DETROIT
From Monday's Dally.
Mrs. Ben Ilankinson received a
letter telling of the death of one
of the brothers of Mr. Hankinson.
Mr. George Hankinson, who visltod
here last winter from Detroit. He
with another brother from Toronto,
Canda, were here for a short visit.
The message was very brief and told
of his death only.
Took Out Dreadful Soreness.
When the kidneys are weakened
and fail to throw impurities out of
the blood, the poison remains In the
system and backache, soreness and
rheumatic pains develop. Mrs. Dav
id Henry. 65 S. Lincoln Ave., Wash
ington, XT. J., writes: "Foley Kid
ney Pills took the dreadful soreness
out of my limbs and I walk good."
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