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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1918.
PARTIAL RETURNS OF
YESTERDAY S ELECTION
Republicans Overwhelm Democrats On County
Clerk And Recorder And Win Every
thing But Treasurer
MIKE THIT5GH. DEMOCRAT. ELECTED
Majorities Of The Republicans Are A
Great Surprise Even To The Win
The election has come and the
election has gone, it has changed
the lives of tome of its people, it
liaj awakened many to the fact
that there are liable to he surprises
in the inojt ordinary avocations
and circumstances in life. The en
tire county ticket was elected by the
republicans, with the single excep
tion of the instance of the county
treasurer, wherein M. Tritch was
elected by 72. Jn both the commis
sioner districts the republican was
elected, C. F. Harris by a majority
of 233 over Wni. J. Stohlman. while
lenry Miller has a majority of 679
over J. II. Foreman.
Not alone is this the result but
the state appears to have gone the
same way insuring the re-election of
Geo. -W. Norris to the United States
Senate. "This county gave a ma
jority for the return cf C. F. Reavis
to the house at Washington over
Frank A. Peterson. The following:
is th? vote of the county on sena
tors, congressmen, governor and
the county and legislative tickets:
United States Senator.
John H. Morehead. dem. 1.734
(N-orge YV. Norris, rep. 2,117
Keith Neville, dem. 1.6S0
Samuel R. McKelvie, rep. 2.271
Frank A. Peterson, dein. 1,541
C. F. Reavis. rep. 2.271
Majority " 730
Frank J. I.ibersha'l. dom. 1.G09
George II. Sayles 2,2 SG
W. M. Barclay, dem. .1.518
('. 1). Quiiutm, rep. 2.323
Mike Tritsch. dem. 1.958
Joseph Johnson, rep. 1.SS6
A. J. Snyder, dem. 1,713
Mrs. Edna Shannon, rep. 2,143
James P. Baker, dem. 1,677
Andrew F. Sturm, rep. 2,14 6
Majority 4 69
John Murty, dem. 1,4 91
II. K. Frantz, rep. 2,220
L. G. Todd, dem. 1,757
R. B. Windham, rep. 2,0$0
W. J. Stohlman. dem. 1.76S
C. F. Harris, rep. r 2.003
James II. Foreman, dem. 1,532
Henry J. Miller, rep. 2,211
Allen J. Beeson 1,970
M. S. Brings 1.049
In the case of Miss Alpha Peter
son, for county superintendent ... of
schools, there being no contest, also
that of the case of A. G. Cole for
County Attorney, there being no
contest, and they were both eelcted
to be sure.
MARK KENNEDY BROUGHT BACK
TO PLATTSMOUTH WHICH
WAS HIS BOYHOOD HOME.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon at Oak Hill
cemetery occurred the bunal of
Mark Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy was a
resident of this city when a boy but
had not lived here, in recent years.
He was a cousin of Mrs. John Cra
bill. Mr. Kennedy was but thirty-eight
years of age and. was a young man
of fine character and ability. His
death came as a great shock to his
relatives and friends, to whom he
was very dear. The cause of his
death was pneumonia which was a
result of the influenza. He was
brought here from Kansas City
where his death occurred.
Short services were held at the
cemetery. Rev. Hunter of the
Methodist Church spoke the last
words to the friends and relatives
who had assembled to witness the
laying away of their beloved one.
Miss Anita Kennedy of Long
Beach, Cal.. and Mr. Orr of Montana,
came that they might look once more
upon the fea'tures of their brother.
It is a great loss when such a young
man in the prime of his young man
hood has to be taken away and our
sympathy goes out to the bereaved
That Terrible Backache.
Mrs. G. Hyde, Homestead, Mich.,
writes: "I had that terrible back
ache and tired out feeling, scarcely
able to do my work, but find by us
ing' Foley Kidney Pills that I soon
feel like a new person." Foley Kid
ney Pills help the kidneys throw
out poisons that cause backache,
rheumatic paints and aching joints.
Never can tell when you'll mash a
finger or suffer a cut, bruise, burn
or scald. Be prepared. Thousands
relv on Dr. Thomas' Eclectic Oil.
Your druggist sells it. " 30c and COc.
E ONE DAY
IT SEEMED ADVISABLE TO AGAIN
CLOSE SCHOOLS ON ACCOUNT
OF THE INCREASED NUM.
BEE OF CASES.
From Wednesday's Daily.
The children were notified before
leaving school last evening that the
schools would again be closed for a
few days. Schools had just reopened
and it was hoped that with hard
work the past two weeks might in
some way be made up. However
the health of the children and the
community is the first consideration
and when it was found that there
had been reported some twenty-five
cases since Saturday noon it was
thought best to close the schools
again until the epidemic is somewhat
The Board of Education is always
trying to flo the best in every way
that can be done for the good of the
children that are in a way entrust
ed to their care and rather than risk
the health and perhaps the lives of
the pupils have closed the schools
till further notice.
If the schools are to be closed it
will also be for the best that the
children be kept off the streets as it
does little good to close the schools
and then have the children running
about exposing themselves rrfcen it
is not necessary.
CLEAN SWEEP MADE
From Wednesday's Daily.
Nebraska republicans won a
sweeipng- victory in yesterday's ele-
tion. Senator George W. Norris. be
ing re-elected "by a majority that will
exceed 15,000 and may reach 18,000.
McKelvie has overwhelmed Neville,
winning by a majority that will ex
ceed 25,000 and may go higher.
Four out of six congressmen elect
ed are republican, Reavis has de
feated Peterson for congress in the
First district by a majority greater
than he rolled up two years ago. In
Omaha district Jeffries, republican,
defeated Congressman Lobeck. He
carried Sarpy county and the latest
reports from Douglas county were
that he was running materially
ahead there. He also carried Wash
ington county, the other county.
Congressman Stephens, democrat.
has been re-elected in the Third, de
feating Evans by 4,500, while Mc
Laughlin, republican, has defeated
Auditor Smith by over 4.000 in the
Fourth district. Meager returns
from the fifth indicate the re-ele-
election of Congressman Shallen-
berger over Andrews. In the big
Sixth Congressman Kinkaid has ov
erwhelmed Secretary of State Pool
by a large majority.
PLEASED WITH THE BUILDING.
Frorr. Wednesday's Dally.
Yesterday Geo. A. Berlinghoff
spent the day in town looking at
the new High School building. Mr.
Berlinghoff was the architect who
designed the building. After he
had been through the building and'
inspected it he said that he was
very much pleased with it, that he
was a fine building one that Platts-
mouth could justly be prou dof. Mr.
Berlinghoff is in a position to be a
judge of buildings of . this sort and
when a man of his ability, compli
ments us on our school we may know
that it means something.
Marshall Bros. Nurseries,- the old
reliable, announce that their agent,
Andrew Stohlman, will call on their
many patrons and customers soon,
and would appreciate it they will
look over their wants for spring de
livery, also replaces, as help is very
scarce, and this would greatly aid
Mr. Stohlman in taking orders when
he calls, to give you an opportunity
to look over their line of up-to-date
varieties of all kinds of nursery
stock, priced right. 33 years of bus
iness in Nebraska, and eight suc
cessful years In Cass county. Owing
to present conditions we may be un
able to make only one tour of Cass
county foi the spring delivery, so
be prepared for Mr. Stohlman when
BOY IN THE EAST
From Monday's DalTy.
Last evening G. W. Mclnish, who
has formerly made his home at
Brownsville, where he is visiting
with his parents for a short time
passed through this city, coming via
the Missouri Pacific train, and de
parting for the east on the Bur-
lington. . for Lafayette, Indiana,
where he is in training at the uni
versity at that place. He spoke to
the reporter as being well acquaint
ed with our son Leland Briggs, who
is taking an additional course as
Motor Truck Convoyer, which he
has about now half completed, and
which also requires a short course
EARL MURRAY BACK
IN UNITED STATES
WOUNDED IN BATTLE IN FRANCE
AND GASSED A NUMBER OF
TIMES RETURNS HOME.
From Monday's Daily.
A letter from New York City
written by Earl R. Murray, who
has been in France, with the Rain
bow Division, and where he was
wounded in the arm the same day
when Edward C. Ripple was killed
in action, telling of his arrival in
the United States. Mr. Murray,
whose health is impaired on account
of the wound and the gass which
he had will come west in a short
ime. and will first arrive at Camp
Dodge, and then go to his home.
ARE SENDING OUT THE QUES
TIONNAIRES AND INDUCTION
From Wednesday's Dally.
The local board, is very busy just
at this time, in that they are be
ginning on the sending out of the
quest ipnnaires, to the men who are
over thirty-six years of age, and
were to have began with the first of
the list yesterday, but being so
crowded with work, on account of
the physical examination, they hat
to allow the mailing of the initial
daily quota, to run over until today.
It was the intention of the board
to send out one hundred and fifty
per day, but the inability to send
out the first amount yesterday, caus
es three hundred to go out today
and one hundred and fifty hereafter
until the entire amount has been
This morning the induction orders
for the quota of the 78 men are be
ing sent' to them.
HAVE LIBRARY FUMIGATED.
From Monday's Daily.
This evening, after all the hooks
are returned as has been requested
through the paper, the Library and
all of the books will be thoroughly
fumigated. This precaution ,is be
ing taken before the Library is
again opened for the use of the pub
lic that the epidemic on account of
which it has been closed may not
spread any further. With care this
disease will probably be .checked
and the Library Board is doing all
in its power to stamp it out. To
morrow and on following days the
Library will be open for the use of
those who may wish to use it.
RETURNS TO CAMP.
From Monday's Dally.
Wm. Haffke left today for Camp
Funston, where he is at present sta
tioned. He has been here for a few
days on a furlough which he found
mighty pleasant, visiting with
friends and relatives. After his few
days of rest however he will be glad
to return once more to his work
where he is being trained to be one
of the mighty army which Is hoped
will soon bring victory and peace.
Full blood White Leghorn, single
comb roosters, at $1.25 each. Frank
j Dill, Murray Neb.
STRUCK ON FOOT BY PIECE OF
SHRAPNET WHILE IN FIERC
EST OF BATTLE.
REMAINS IN THE FIGHTING
Wound Getting Along, Writes Par
ents Telling Them Not to
Worry For Him.
From Monday's Daily.
Major Arries, one of the true
blue fighters in the American Ex
pedition4ry Forces in France, and
who was placed in the fighting just
as soon as he arrived there, and with
but little respite, having been in
two of the most hotly contested
fights during the war. Below is a
letter giving his impressions of the
fight, and telling of his experience:
In France. Oct. Sth, 191S.
Here I am "in the hospital now.
Nothing serious, so don't worry. A
piece of shell hit my foot, and I
guess it is still in there, anyway the
doctor had an X-ray taken of it this
morning, and thinks he will find out
soon, if they are going to operate.
This was a pretty stiff scrap,
about the hardest the Marines have
ever been in, and believe me we
finally cleaned house with them. I
got hit about two thirds the way
We used to hear about hoTV the
French could' scrap; well they can't
touch an American. We have taken
places they have lost thousands of
men trying to take, and 6ure have
put'Fritz on the:rual - Now they are
in earnest about peace, it looks
pretty good towards a final settle
ment. They know they are licked
and they are merely trying to avert
a castrophe. We have the idea
that another month of scrapping will
see his finish, anyway they won't
last through the winter in France.
Dad, there never was an outfit
that can come up to the Marines
and I am glad that I am one. Read
that piece in the Saturday Evening
Post, for Aug. 31st that tells about
Bellow Woods. That is about as
accurate a version as I have seen
and has the dates. I read it last
night for the first time. SOME
I am writing this in bed, hope
you can make it out o. k. It is
rather short, but then I will have
plenty of time on my hands and will
write later. I am going to write to
Don and have him come over to visit
me if he can get leave.
Heaps of love,
P. S. I am at U. S. Base hospital
No. 19. Address Pvt. M. A. Arries
18th Co. Sth Regt. U. S. Marines.
Am. E. F.
FUNERAL OF .
. L. G. TODI
WAS HELD FROM THE LATE
HOME SUNDAY AFTER-'
From Monday's Dally
Yesterday afternoon from the late
home near Nehawka. was held the
funeral services of Mrs. L. G. Todd.
Sad indeed were the hearts of the
many friends who gathered to at
tend the last rites of one who
through her short life had endeared
herself to so many of the commun
ity where she has lived. Many and
beautiful were the floral offerings
which were sent as a tribute to the
love which 'was born her.
Father Leete of the St. Luke's
Episcopal Church of this city in a
few well chosen words brought as
much as possible a slight degree of
comfort to those who are left be
hind. After prayer the funeral
cortege took its way to Oak Hill
cemetery where was laid to rest the
remains of a devoted wife and
The sympathy of the entire com
munity goes out to the bereaved fam
ily in this dark hour that has come
upon them. The memory of her
will long remain as a tribute to the
life that she has lived which though
comparatively short was one of
helpfulness and kindness to all with
whom she came in contact.
ONE STAR FOR CLARENCE BEAL.
From Monday's Dally.
Sure we were in error, when we
omitted the mentioning of the fact
that one of the stars on the service
flag at the court house flag repre
sented Clarence Beal. and he is
keeping that star bright by an ex
cellent life to, and is making it
brighter by the patriotic and sacri
ficing service which he is rendering.
ENLISTS IN ARMY
SECOND SON TO ENLIST UNDER
THE BEST FLAG ON
From Monday's Dally.
Saturday afternoon on the M. P.
flyer. Edgar Creamer left for Kelly
Field, Texas, where he will enter
aviation school at that place. This
is the second son that has left from
this home to enter the service and
it is with proud hearts indeed that
their parents wish them Godspeed
and send them out to do their part
in the great struggle that is going
on. Both the boys felt the call or
their country to the redblooded
young manhood of the land and
gladly giving up their work left to
give their all, if necessary in the
service of that nation that we all
hold so dear.
Edgar's brother Joseph, enlisted
some time ago, also in the aviation
branch. He is now Company Clerk
and is station at Middletown. Pa.
Edgar wll be Motor Mechanic at
It is such families as these which
gladly and willingly, give their sons
to their country's service which
made a community proud and right
ly so. Good Luck to You, boys.
FOUR IN HOUSEHOLD SICK.
From Monday's Da 11 v.
At the home of C. W. Foster, the
operator of the third trick at the
Missouri Pacific station, there are
four, of the household sick. They
were all taken down at the same
time with the Spanish Influenza.
They are Helen and Myrtle Foster,
his daughters and Clyde and Harry
Foster his sons. They are doing as
well as could be expected, are pretty
sick, and are having pretty high
For Sale Barred Rock Cockerels,
$1.50 each. Mrs. C. F. DeJung.
This Bank 100
This bank stands for America first, last
and all the time. It is officered and
manned by 100 Americans and solicits
only the business of 100 Americans.
Our patrons know this. Our only reason
Tor making this declaration public at this
particular time is because we want the
world to know just how we feel and how
First National Bank
RECEIVES WOUND IN ACTION IN
FRANCE THREE MONTHS
SINCE WORD YESTERDAY.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Col. W. S. Askwith received word
yesterday of the death of a nephew
and a namesake of his, who died
some two or three weeks since, from
a wound through the breast, receiv
ed in battle some three months
since. The ball had passed through
the lung, and while the young man
lived for the time, the wound finally
was the cause of his death. L. S.
Leytham, who was a nephew of Col.
Askwith, and a partner were out on
a patrol, when they ran into three
boches, and in the encounter they
succeeded in killing two of them,
then the third killed the partner of
Mr. Leytham, leaving tue two.
whereupon in the struggle, the boehe
was slain, thus leaving alone of the
five Mr. Leytham. For this he re
ceived decoration for heroism. The
sympathy of all the people are ex
tended to Col. and Mrs. Askwith in
the loss of their nephew, though
are pleasured at his valiant work.
NEXT CALL PLACED
ON NOVEMBER 14
THIS WILL BE A RENEWAL OF
THE CALL WHICH WAS TO
HAVE BEEN OCT. 8TH.
From Monday's Dally.
A bulletin has boen received at
the local board which placed the
time of departure for the next quota
which is to leave here for November
14th which a week from this com
This call is for 78 men. and are
for Camp Bowie, Texas, which is lo
cated near Ft. Worth. Notices will
shortly be sent out giving time for
reporting for departure.
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