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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1918.
THE GAMP FIRE
GIRLS SEND GIFT
BELGIAN ORPHAN GIRL TO RE
CEIVE PRESENT CARRIED
' BY C. C. WESCOTT
Takes Clothing and Other Articles as
Token from Wahwahtaysees
Fr'im Tuesday's Daily.
When Clifi" Wescott sails for far
away France (and he is doubtless on
the water now,) he will carry with
him a complete outfit of clothing to
Madden the heart of one little
French orphan, whom the Wahwah
taysee camp of Camp Fire Girls have
adopted. The outfit was made by
this live-wire group of Plattsmouth
girls and little Jeanne Olsey, who
lives on the banks of the Meuse river
will soon be warmly clad.
This child has not always known
poverty. Hers has been the lot of
a child of an official. Her father gave
his life in the battle of the Marne
that freedom might be given to the
world. Her mother was crushed be
neath the feet of German officers be
fore little Jeannie's eyes. She escap
ed with her grandmother to a dug
out and here she was found starving
with eight children.
The Wahwahtaysee girls are not
only feeding and clothing her but
along with the necessary things went
a Christmas box filled with dolls,
toys and good American candy. Then
they filled up all the corners with
love and good cheer.
This camp of patriotic girls has
been organized but a year. How
ever a great deal has been accom
plished" in that time. They have the
distinction of being the first camp in
the United States to buy a Liberty
bond. Who was it but these girls
who pui Plattsmouth in line with
"Fruit stone brigade?" They have
done their share in the Red Cross
work. They have a three star ser
vice flag representing Lieut. L. V. ;
Whitacre, C. II. Richardson and
General Pershing, who are honorary
in embers of this Camp Fire. They
have also furnished the Teachers
rest room in the new high school.
Plattsmouth people have stood b3'
these patriotic young ladies nobly.
The girls cou'.d have accomplished
little or nothing without the gen
erous aid of our people, for which
they are duly grateful. Everyone
has taken pride and interest in their
drive "Over the Top." But, are we
going to fail them now in their last
Realizing the scarcity of sugar and
the need of candy in the. camps, the
girls have devised a plan which will
only mean a small sacrifice on the
part of each family cf the commun
ity and yet will mean much in the
aggregate to the boys in camp.
IJoxes have been placed in the
stores and people have responded
nost liberally up until the time of
then they have failed. At best, our
boys cannot nearly all be home by
Christmas. You have helped to put
the girls "Over the Top" in every
drive they have undertaken but this
latest one. Surely the citizens of
Plattsmouth will not fail now. Re
member you are simply giving it to
the boys our boys, who have been
willing to give all if needs be for you.
It should not be necessary
again have to refer to this small re -
quest from the Camp Fire girls. It's
up to you individually and collective
ly, fco let everyone come. across with
the necessary sugar.
HEARS FROM HIS SON
THROUGH THE A. G. 0.
Edward R. Morse Transferred from
Convalescent Camp to Base
Hospital to Recuperate
Frim Tuesday's Dally.
Some time last summer Edward R.
Moree was wounded in action with
the A. E. F. in France, mention of
the matter being made in this paper
at the time. Nothing has been heard
regarding his condition for a long;
time and Mr. Morsetook the matter j
up with the A. G. O. at Washington,!
9 G IL III FRANCE
to which inquiry he has received
the folowing reply, under date of
November 13th: J
w ltli reference to prior corre
spondence concerning Private Ed
ward R. Morse, Co. C, 18th Infantry,
who was reported wounded in action,
I Leg to advise you that it is report
ed under date of September 2, 191S,
that he was transferred from Conva
lescent Carap to Base Hospital No.
4 4, American Expeditionary Force,
for treatment of wounds received in
action. Respectfully, X
P. C. HARRIS,
The Adjutant General."
FRANK MILLER WRITES
LETTER' TO MOTHER
From Tuesday'. Daily.
Plattsmouth Soldier Boy at Camp
Funston Tells Some Interest
Under date of November 21, Frank
Miller, who is stationed at Camp
Funston, writes his mother regard
ing army life in the big cantonement
Just received your kind and wel
come letter and was sure glad to
hear from you. How are you any
way. I am fine and dandy at pres-
est. Yes. they are going crazy down
here all of the boys. That is all
they think about. They even dream
about it. Ha! Ha! One fellow got
so far he was sent to the hospital.
He jumped at the door with his rifle
with all the force he could and ex
claimed. "I am going to get that
nun." so I gues he was vacant up
stairs. Had rooms to rent. Ha! Ha!
Well mother you haven't anything
much to worry about now so take it
es.sy and we will be home in time.
Yes, the negroes got so crazy when
they found out war was really over'
they jumped out of the second story
windows in these barracks and went
over the hill. They have about fifty
in the guard house. Too bad about
Hugh Kearns. but I hope it isn't true
as he was a pretty good fellow, but
how are George and Albert making
it? It seems funny the boys from
the Dandy Sixth got over and here
I am yet. Xo chance I guess for me.
Guess I am in Class C and that leaves
me out for overseas duty, so I am in
domestic servcie. Tell Bertha and
the kids hello for me. I would like
o see them. I sure miss the child
Well innthpr T saw Dnbrl Wtl.
shinier, Godwin, Fred Farahue. Da-
vis and Holmes, but they say George j
Cor.is the boot black is here, but I
haven't seen him yet. Ralph Mar
shall is in another company. I saw
him awhile ago. I want you to pub
lish this so I will close and you put
this picture in the Journal office
window. It isn't just as pretty as
it ought to be, but it will give the
people an idea of how poor and how
skinny I am.
Well, I will close, hoping and
trusting this reaches you soon. From
FRANK A. J. MILLER.
Hqrs. Provisional Cantonment,
Guard Co.. Military Police
Camp Funston, Kansas.
MRS. ENGKELMEIER TO
RETURN HOME SOON
Stricken with Spanish "Flu" While
in Omaha to Attend the Bed
side of Her Daughter.
Fiom Thursdays Daily.
A. K. Enklemeier and wife were In
the city this morning having driven
in from their home west of Murray
to depart for Omaha where they
were going to bring home Mr. Eng
kclmeier's mother, Mrs. Fred Engkel-
to ever.meier, who has been there for some
time down sick with the Flu.
ingKcimeier naa gone to umana in
hopes of bringing ner daughter. Miss
Rosie, who was then at the hos
pital there, home following an op
eration for appendicitis, but after
her arrival in Omaha she was sud
denly stricken with the flu and has
I remained until the present time. Her
friends are glad to know that she
has so far recovered as to permit of
returning home at this time.
Smith Hide Co., Market Square,
St. Joseph, Mo.,- are paying 19c lb.
for No. 1, salt cured hides. Horse
hides $3.00 to $7.00 each. Write
f f0r Iree shipping tags and
Paper, faints. Gls. Pictura
ermuuut. Frank Gobaknaa.
THE SECOND AND
LAST SHOOT BY
PLATTSMOUTH COMPANY HITS
THE TARGET WITH REGU
Spend Sunday at the Range Loyal
I ty to the Purpose Should be
rrom Tuesday's Daily.
The Home Guards had a better
day Sunday than at their previous
shoot, as the rain was absent and
the sun shone brightly. The better
weather conditions were amply re
flected in the better time the boys
enjoyed and the better scores made
at this time.
The Home Guards, while the war
is practically over, are still evincing
much enthusiasm in their work, and
the way they go after the practice,
notwithstanding the weather, shows
best their patriotic Americanism, of
which every member is fully pos
sessed. This city should be pleased
that we have so good a company of
Home Guards as we have. They are
truly a loyal bunch and their ideas
are one hundred per cent American.
The county could do nothing better
than see to it that the boys are al
lowed to retain their uniforms and
rifles as well. They sure have mer-
ited such recognition by devotion to
drilling and work at a time when
their services were needed.
The scores of, Sunday's shoot are
shown in the table below. The con
ditions as explained in the official
bulletin' issued by First Sergeant J.
W. Holmes are described as folows:
Shooting north, clear, cool, light west
wind. In the three columns shown the
first is 10 shots at a range of 200
yards, possible 50; the second is 10
shots at 300 3-ards, possible 50; and
the third is the total days shooting,
20 shots with possible 100.
Capt. Rawles 20
Lieut. A vard 35
Sergeant Holmes 3S
Sergeant Wiles 3S
Sergeant Bestor 3 6
Corporal Rihn 13
Corporal McElwain 7
Corporal Warga 3 4
Corporal Whitaker 34
Corporal Hatt 33
Private Arn 17
Private Brittain 37
Private Burrows 34
Private Copenhaver 40
Private Creamer 5
Private Evers 3 6
Private Ebersole 32
Private Edwards 37
Private Franks 39
Private Fraley : 5
Private Green 29
Private Grybsky 30
Private Johnson 27
Private Larson 20
Private Rosencrans 42
Private Steinhauer 27
Private Skalak 4 0
Private Snyder 29
Private Sandin 29
Private Tritsch 38
Private JWarthin. W. V.36
Private Warthin, P. A. 35
Private Wassell 30
Private York 31
Private Yarbrough 41
In addition to the above each man
participated in five practice shots, at
500 yards, no official record being
noted of scores made.
IS VISITING, AT HOME!
From Monday's Daily.
Returns from a Trip Extending Al
most Around the World and
Filled with Sights.
This morning Louis Kirschenblatt
stepped from the traing looking just I
as pleasant as in the days before the '
war when he was here and was
student in the high school
was always a good worker and will
ing to do his part, which he always
did. Going from here some time ago '
he engaged, in telegraphy at Denver,'
and later joined the navy as a radio
man, and since his graduation from
the government school in California
he was sent south and across to the
Atlantic through the famous Panama
canal, later visiting both England
and France. He has been back to
America for some time, working on
coast guard vessels plying up and
down the Atlantic coast. He has
just come from the U. S. S. Keresaspa.
He was located recently at Paris Is
land, and coming home on a fur
lough he came via New York. As
he was passing down the street in
little old York town he saw a sailor
standing 011 the street and upon ap-I
proaching the Jackie discovered him
to be none other than his old friend
George W. Rennie, known by all his
chums as "Fox" Rennie. The latter
was just enjoying a bit of shore
leave. Louie also ran across Joe
Eaton, son of Ma J. W. Gamble, who
is in a city hospital in New York for
a slight ailment and hopes soon to be
out. He also saw Ensign Cedric Eaton
who is now on a ship at Xew York
FORMER CITIZEN OF
Fred A. Murphy, Amy Field Clerk,
Drops in from Chicago, on His
Way to Omaha to Visit
Fiom Tuesday's Dallv.
This morning Fred A. Murphy,
who is designated as an army field
clerk and attached to the United
States army, being located at Chi
cago, dropped off the train here for
a short visit with his manv friends.
who remember him well. Mr. Murphy
who with his wife is stationed at Chi
cago, came out to Omaha to visit
with his son, Wayne Murphy, who
is employed by the Burlington rail
road as auditor, and after visiting in
Omaha yesterday came down today
for a short visit here.
This is Clerk Murphy's first visit
to Plattsmouth in more than seven
years, and he finds the city changed
for the better and with a progres
sive spirit that is very noticeable.
Mrs. Murphy did not'-come out at
this time with her husband. She is
in good health, he reports, and likes
Chicago very well as a home. Their
son,. Clyde, is in France and has
been during most of the time since
the United States entered the war,
he having gone over with the Soth
FRANK REBEL HAS ARRIV
ED IN NEW YORK CITY
Has Been in France with the Aero
Squadron of the Navy for a
Number of Months.
From Tuesday's Dailv.
A message received today by his
wife tells of the safe arrival of Frank
Rebel in New York, he having land
ed on American soil just this morn
ing and hastened to communicate the
news to home folks here.
Frank has been with the Aero
Squadron of the navy and seen ac
tive duty overseas for several months
during the past ye?r.
If he is to be discharged as now
seems quite probable, it should not
be long before he arrives home. It
will be a glad day when all the boys
return home and the vacancies that
have been caused by their absence
are once more filled.
SURE IT IS A BOY, ALRIGHT
From Monday's Daily.
That is what came over the line,
when E.. J. Weyrick answered a tel
ephone call from his partner, Joseph
Hadraba, the druggist. Joe had not
been working during the day not
withstanding the fact that it was
Saturday and a very busy day in the
store as well, for the stork chose
that day to visit his home and leave
a bouncing baby boy to love and be
loved by the fond parents. Little
won'der indeed that the smile was so
broad on the face of the happy drug
gist this morning when he appeared
to begin this week's work.
RECEIVES INJURY TO EYE
From Monday's Dailv.
E. G. Brown, the manager of the
Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph
company, departed last Saturday for
Lincoln, being called there on ac
count of an injury which Mrs. Brown
had received in one of her eyes. In
some manner the pupil of one of
her eyes became scratched, with the'
result that the injured member and.
the other eye as well became highly,
inflamed and fears are entertained j
that the result may be a loss or at j
least partial loss of sight.
IS. H. BAXTER
DIES HI OMAHA!
LAUGHTER OF A. H. GRAVES Or
MURRAY LIVED IN NORTH
PART OF 2JEBRASKA.
FIRST TAKEN WITH INFLUENZA
Complications Occured and Rupture
of Arterie Caused Amputation
of Limb Disastrous.
From "Wednesday's Daily.
This morning at three o'clock, at
a hospital in Omaha the life of one
of the former citizens of Murray
ebbed away. The deceased was Mrs.
Marry Baxter, formerly Miss Grace
Graves, who with her husband and
children moved to Crofton, in the
northern part of the state, about a
year ago. -
Some two or three weeks ago Mrs.
Baxter was taken sick- with the in
fluenza then so prevalent over the
state. From that tame a complica
tion resulting in the rupture of an
arterie of one of her limbs. This
proved so serious that, amputation of
the member was deemed necessary if
her life was to be spared at all. In
the case of the amputation the de
sired results were not attained and
the patient, grew gradually worse
until this morning when the angel
of death, long hovering near, came
o her relief, ending the intense pain
Mrs. Baxter leaves besides her
husband, two children, one sixteen
months of age and the other nine
years old. She also leaves a brother,
sister and parents living at Murray.
The funeral will Te lield" from the
Christian church at Murray tomor
row (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30
VISITS WIFE AT HOSPITAL
From Wednesday's Daily.
John Bergman, or west of Mynard,
was in the city this morning for a
few moments on his way to Omaha,
whpre he goej to see Mrs. Bergman,
who is at the Emanuel hospital, and
where several days since she under
went an operation. Mrs. Bergman
was reported as getting along as
well as might be expected under the
nature of the operation which she
had. It is hoped that she will soon
be co far improved that she may re
turn to her home and that she will
eventually entirely regain her form
GIVE MINISTER AND HIS
WIFE A RECEPTION
Hundred and Fifty Members of the
Christian Church Greet Pas
tor and His Wife.
From "Wednosdjiy's Daily.
At the beautiful home of Thomas
Wiles and wife were gathered last
evening a crowd which filled their
home from, basement to attic. They
were ali there for the purpose of
showing to the new pastor, Rev. L.
W. Scott and his good wife their ap
preciation of these people becoming
workers in our midst for a better
The evening was spent very pleas
antly listening to an excellent pro
gram which the young ladies of the
church had prepared. This consist-
j ed of musical numbers and readings.
Games were played by the younger
portion which filled the upper rooms
of the house, and all.enjoyed an ex
cellent lunch served by the ladies.
The character of the eats was ex
cellent and the quantity was amply
abundant. The good time was con
tinued until nearly midnight when
all dispersed well satisfied with the
excellent time enjoyed and the wel
come they had extended to the new
minister and his wife.
HEARS FROM BOYS IN FRANCE.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Today Mrs. M. B. Allen received a
letter from her two sons, Ralph and
Wayne Allen, both of whom are now
in France. They are expecting the
war to be over and they allowed to
return. Rlph, who has been there
the longest, and who is a member of
the famous Rainbow Division, writes
that he was in the battle with Hugh
Kearnes at the time he was killed,
and that when he fell it only stimu
lated the boys who were with him
to greater action, and they all went
over the top in a determined charge
that swept everything before them.
ARRIVE AT HOME IN THE SOUTH
From Wednesday's Dailv.
A letter just received from E. H.
Hubbcl! and wife, who with their
children departed about a week ago
for their new home in the south,
states that they arrived safely with
their car, but found much mud and
bad roads enroute. They write that
they like the country there fine, the
new home being on a farm near
Mountain'Grove, Missouri, which Mr.
Hubbell recently purchased.
LIVED HERE THIRTY-FIVE
YEARS AGO VISITS NOW
L. C. Putnam Was a Fireman for
Conductor O'Connor Long Be
fore Burlington Strike
From Wednesday's Daily.
Yesterday L. C. Putnam and L. D.
McFa-dden, both of Council Bluffs,
Iowa, were in this city, coming in a
car and departing after a short stay.
for Nebraska City, where they went
to look after some matters of busi
ness claiming their attention.
Mr. Putnam told of first coming to
this city in 1874 and living here for
some nine years, hile here he was
a fireman for the Burlington and was
cn the engine for a number of years
with Con O'Connor. He left here in
1S83 and had not been back here
i-ir.ce until his arrival yesterdav.
WILL BUILD PASTOR A GARAGE'
From Wednesday's Daily.
The official board of th Christian
church are today hauling lumber for
the erection of a garage for their
pastor in the lot just a short dis
tance removed from the parsonage.
With the many hills of Platts-
mouih. much like the seven hiRs of
ancient Rome, one has a time get-
ing about the town, and especially
when the congregation of the church
is scattered over the town as it is,
as well as in the countrv. This makes
the possession of a car a valuable
thing to the pastor.
WILL GRAVETT ACCEPTS
A NEW SALES POSITION
Will E. Gravett, who seems to
Biro nn a situation ahnnt cnrrsMIr
has accepted a position handling an r Mrs- J- L- Longworth and son. Mar
appliance for attaching to a pump vin who formerly made their homo
to take up the lost motion and will in Chicago, and who are moving to
in a short time go after the work in
this county of selling the new ap -
pliance. which it is claimed will
ave much in hand, engine or wind-
mill pumping of water, as it does
away with all lost .motion. Bill will
tell you all about it if given the op
Crop Money Deposits
'HIS bank solicits your crop money
deposits. We offer tou a complete
Open a checking account and pay all your
bills by check. Your cancelled check is
a receipt that the bill has been paid. A
Certificate of Deposit account is a good
place for your idle funds. We pay 4 in
terest for either six months or one year.
This is just a small part of the1 banking
service we have to offer you. Come in and
let's talk over your requirements. You'll
find a good a good bank connections a big
assett to you in your business.
First NatioivaJ Bank
ANY REGISTRANT WHO HAS
FALLEE TO DO SO MUST
COMPLY AT ONCE
Not Relieved of the Obligation by
Signing of Annistace Rec
ords to be Filed.
From Tuesday's Daily.
The Local Exemption Board of
Cass county is now closing up iM
work. In this it is being held back
by some twenty people who haven't,
yet returned their Questionnaires as
required by law.
The penalty authorized in cases of
registrants failing to return question
naires within the prescribed time is
that they shall be inducted into the
army as a member of class I, and
shall also be subject to serve sen
tence in federal prison. It js evident
that those who have riot returned
their questionnaires do not full' rea
lize the offense they are committing
in failing to do so.
There must be an observance of
th laws, and a failure to comply
therewith subjects the registrant to
the penalty provided. For those who
fail to comply there will be sum
mons issued, not alone for the ques
tionnaire but for the registrant as
well and they will be required to
answer to the charge of refusal to
cbey the law.
MRS. JOHNSON SELLS HOME.
From Monday's Daily.
Mrs. J. W. Johnson, through the
agency of A. C. Mutz on last Satur
day sold the home where they hava
lived for so long to Peter Shroeder
! for the sum of $2,000.00 which looks
like a Ter-V low Price for this Piece
! M A. 1 A. t 1 A 1 1
01 Properiy, as 11 is exceuemij lo
cated and has three lots with a fine
house. The purchaser of this piece
of property has certainly received the
worth of his money.
VISITS WITH SISTER HERE
' ''"""i.' ian.
I Salt Lake City, Utah, were visitors
jat the home of her sister. Mrs. C. M.
Parker for the past few days, de-
parting this afternoon for Omaha to
take up their journey to the new
home in the west.
Stationery at the Journal office.
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