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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 9, 1918)
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9. 1918.
TLATTSMOUTII SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
lrom Saturday's Pnily.
Wm. Vcnuer of near Mynard was
transacting business in Plattsniouth
Henry Specht of LaPlatte was
ve-iting in this city for a short time
Green Picket t of Murray was a
visitor in this city this morning
looking after some business for the
James Long of Murray was a
visitor in this city this morning,
coining to look after ome business
for the day.
Alex (I raves of Murray was a
visitor in this city this mo-ning.
coming to look after some business
for the day.
J. M. Jordan of near Cedar Creek
was a visitor in this city this morn
ing, coming to look after some trad
ing for the day.
Mrs. Fred Martin of Louisville was
a visitor in Plattsniouth for the day
yesterday, and last evening depart
ed for her home.
S. L. Furlong the grand old man.
from Old Koek Blurt's, was a visitor
in this city for the day, coining for
his regular weekly trading.
John Y. Sutton of south of Rock
Bluffs was a business visitor in the
ity this morning, looking after
some business matters for the day.
Henry Utterbach who is living
near Cedar Creek was a visitor in
the city this morning where he is
looking after some business for the
Henry Heebner who has charge
of the Duff Grain Company elevator
at Cedar Creek was in the city this
morning on his way to his home at
Robert MeCleary of near Weeping
'i.ter, was looking after some busi
ness matters in Plattsniouth this
morning having driven over in hi
. G. A. 15. Hicks of near Cuilom..was
a visitor in Omaha for a short time
today and returned for a few hours
lure when lie has some business to
Miss Olive Gas-s was a passenger
to G ten wood. Iowa, this morning
where she is looking after some busi
ness in the line of her musical in
Sol r,;ihlvin of near Fnion was a
visitor in tbi city this morning com
iiiir to accompany Edgar to the sta
tion on bis departure to Worth
Henry Sander who has been
working on the" farm near Cedar
Creek was a visitor in the city com
ing down on the morning train, and
will remain over Sunday.
Miss Catherine Lohnes who has
been making her home here. for
some time past departed last even
ing for Louisville where she will
visit for me Sunday with friends.
John Heinrich who is stationed
at Ft. Dei- Moines with the Medi
oal corps, ;.( eompanied by his moth
er, came heme from Omaha this
morning where they have been at
the home of H. K. Vavgren. called
there by the death of MrS. Zavgren.
sister of Mr. Heinrich and daughter
of Mrs. Heinrich.
Col. W. R. Young departs this
evening for Grant. Nebraska, where
he holds n sale on Monday, and will
return, for a sale which he has near
Cei'.ar Creek. i:t the farm of Peter
Schroedcr on Tuesday, and another
for the day following, which is a
sample of what he has to do these
Mackerel 15c each
Red Salmon, suited 25c lb.
Spiced Herrings 8c, 2 for 15c
Lake Fish 5c each
Boneless Herrings 45c lb.
Canned Salmon 25c & 30c
Tuna Fish 25c can
Sardines 9c to 25c can
Hatt & Son
days aud which keeps him pretty
Mrs. May Odell Lee, .-of Ford,
Kansas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
E. P. Ripple of thus city, arrived
here last evening coining to care for
her mother Mrs. Ripple who is con
fined to her home with congestion of
the lungs. Mrs. Ripple is reported
this morning as being somewhat im
proved, but is still suffering con
siderable, and not out of danger.
From Thursday's Daily.
Will Troop was a visitor in
Plattsmouth this afternoon, coming
from his home in Xehawka, to look
after some business here.
Will S. Jean was looking after
some business at Omaha and South
Omaha, where he is intcresteC in
the live stock market today.
George G. Meisinger after having
been at Cedar Creek for the past few
days looking after business there
and on the farm, returned home
Mrs. Wm. Shipley and her hus
band's father, Mrs. Charles Shipley
of LaPlatte were in this city this
morning, coming to look after some
business and Mrs. Shipley was also
visiting with her father Mr. D. M.
C. D. Quinton who was down yes
terday for a short time, returned to
day to Lincoln, where he is still on
the list of witnesses in the trial of
James Ford, by the Federal authori
ties for bringing intoxicants into
O. M. Ames and wife who were
here from their home at Sheridan.
Wyoming, coming on account of the
death of John L. Mayfield. departed
for Ashland where Mrs. Ames and
babe will visit with friends, and
Mr. Ames will continue to his home
at Sheridan. Wyoming, where he
lias to return to his work.
Judge Allen J. Beeson, who has
not been feeling very well is con
fined to his home and a portion of
the time to his bed, though he is up
a portion of the time. The court
house seems rather deserted, as he
is kept away, the deputy at district
clerks otiice. the local board both
are away sick. It is hoped they will
all be able to be back again to their
work in a short time.
l-'rm Friday's Pally.
Frank Vallery of Murray was a
visitor in this city last evening look
ing after some business for a few
Herman Deck from near Nehawka
was looking after some business in
this icty this morning, driving up
in his car.
J. M. Patterson from I'nion was
a visitor in the city Ihis morning
coming to look after some business
here for the day.
Mr. L. I). Hiatt was a visitor in
this city for a short time last even
ing, looking after some matters here
and returned home in the evening.
Winfield Swan, and son Hall
Swan, from near Union, were visit
ors in this city for a few hours to
day, coming to look after some busi
D. Q. Hogne of Louisville was a
visitor in this city this morning
coming to receive treatment for a
broken shoulder, which has grown
wrong, and had to be loosened again.
Harry Hinton and wife with their
children arrived this morning from
their home near Louisville, and are
visiting for the day at the home of
Mrs. Hinton's parents W. A. Oliver
Judge J. T. Begley and court re
porter E. U. Travis, arrived home
last evening for a stay until over
Sundav, when they will return to
Papillion for next week, where they
have the jury term at that place.
Mrs. Elwood Buttery departed
yesterday afternoon for Walioo,
where she goes to work for the Lin
coln Telegraph and Telephone com
pany in place of .some of the opera
tors there, who have the flu, and
off on that account.-
M. Fanger of Missouri Valley was
a visitor in this city this morning.
coming to look after some business
here and to visit with his many-
friends In this city. He say3 that
he is having a good business in li is
line at Missouri Valle'.
Andrew Peterson cf South Sioux
City, who has been here for some
days past called here by the death
of his brother-in-law, John L. May
field, departed this morning for his
home, and was accompanied as far
as Omaha by his mother Mrs. L. II.
Petersen and sister Mrs. John L.
Mayfield and daughter.
Miss Glenne Dixson of Sidney.
Iowa, one of the teachers in the
high school, who has been at her
home arrived here yesterday morn
ing, ar.d immediatels" took her bed,
and was not able to leave it for the
entire day. This makes the work
on teachers rather severe, as the re
mainder, after counting out those
who are sick, have more placed on
Wall Paper, Paints, Gain, Pictur
Framing. Frank Gobclman.
THE MESSENGER OF DEATH
ENTERED THE HOME OF AN
TON KANKA THIS MORNING.
RESIDENT HERE FOR 42 YEARS
Pneumonia Cause of Demise, Had
Been In Feeble Health For
I'r 'in Sate ru.-iy's Daily.
Anton Kanka sr., aged sixty-six
years born in Bohemia, and for the
past forty-two years has been a resi
dent of this city, died at his home
here this morning rrom. a complica
tion of the Influenza and Pneumonia.
He had been sick but a few days and
first took to his bed yesterday. Mr.
Kanka leaves a wife and four child
ren to mourn his death, all living
in this city with the single excep
tion of Ed Kanka, Camp Cody,
where he is attached to the medical
corps. The children are Anton
Kanka, Joseph Kanka, both living
here, and the former a cif-ar maker
employed in the shop of 15. (5. W'url
and the latter Joseph, employed in
the P.urlingtou shops. Mrs. Anna
Pitman, wife of C. L. Pitman makes
her home here, her husband being
in the American Expeditionary
Force in France. Two children,
both girls. Misses Frances and
Marie have died. No arrangements
as yet for the funeral.
"A BRIDGE OF SHIPS IS
THE ROAD TO FRANCE"
Against the Background of War Ac
tivities in American Ship Yards,
World-Pictures Stages a Tense
love Story and Calls the Picture
"The Road to France".
"A bridge of ships is The Road
to France.' eu els red E. N. Hurley,
Ciiairman of the I. S. Shipping
Foard, an J a-.vilnst the background
of present v.;.t activities in Am-i-ia;i
ship .m!s World-Pictures an
i ounces the pi.-iurizat ion of a tci:v
love story ..- ng the title of "Tic;
Koad to Fr.;!.e" and starring ('..--yle
Blackwc'i and Evelyn Grceioy
This super rnc'ure will he show r. '"
Tuesday an-.'1 "v eunesday, Dec. i ) i
11. at the Can Ho theatre.
As a fit'ii'.r feieword to the pi'..
"J7.tP.uuJ "mf" L K j
3 : - .J - f . rV ' f A
litre. Mr. Il.rley is shywn speakers
(i! the iiiip.ifMice or siiips and &hiy
building to .!.; glorious future oi
our country. j he launchir.gs of a
large number of tdiips on July
Fourth are shown together with
views of notables who were present
these including Judge F. Ii. (lary
jind Mrs. Gary. The latter i seen
christening the ship "Liberty" aa
the slides from the ways.
Chairman Hurley says: "Eight
months ago the entire working force
in the ship building plants of the
United States totaled forty-five thou
sand men. To-day there are n.r,0,
000 men working in the yards and
250,000 cutting timber in the for
ests and kw mills, beside untold
thousands fabricating plates and
frames in the steel mills of the
country. German efficiency, that
was forty years developing, will be
answered by us in one year by the
bridge of ships that will make "The
Road to France." '
That this picture will arouse tre
mendous interest here was confirm
ed by the expies.sions of apprecia
tion and approbation made by the
nrivileged fe wwho were present at
a private showing of this photoplay
when screened at the private pro
jection room in t he home office of
The scenic environment of this
master film embodies the most inter
esting section of the nation's activi
ties leading to a successful termina
tion of the world war. It shows the
evolution of a steel cargo carrier
from the laying of the keel plate to
the christening of the ship as it
tf.kes to the water. Interwoven in
the picturization of the fabrication
of a fhip is a romance breathing
patriotic fervor which will strike a
responsive chord in the heart of ev
ery true American. Here is a prop
aganda of a. sort that is most earn
estly desired by our country. It is
r. mental tonie that t-hould, and no
doubt will, stimulate every son and
daughter of "Columbia" to do even
bigger things that Democracy may
survive and make this world of ours
a 6afe place to live in.
GERMANS SEEK AJS RULE.
London, Dec. G. The Germans are
building an airplane with which
they intend trying a trip across the
Atlantic, and have a Zeppeline un
der construction with the same idea
in view, according to the correspond
ent at P.erlin of the London Express.
The correspondent says he learned
this when being shown over an air
craft factory at Staaken, a suburb
of Perlin, by Managing Director
Itaasch, a former naval oflicer.
The Staaken works, built in the
war covers hundreds of acres and
employs three thousand workers.
The machines employed in the later
raids on London and Paris were
built there. The machine being con
structed there for the Trans-Atlantic
liiRht, says the correspondent
has a wing spread of I US feet and
engines of three thousand horse
power. Almost immediately after the ar
mistice was signed the Staaken plant
began converting the lighting planes
on hand to commercial machines in
tended to link all the European cap
itals with P.erlin, and dozens of
plane.-- built entirely of aluminum,
are being transformed for postal ser
vice. The correspondent says the Zeppe
lin factory at Friedrichshafen is
building an airship for a Trans-Atlantic
voyage, capable of carrying
one hundred, passengers. It hns
nine engines and oiht propellers.
Its first flight will be next July, if
the international situation clears up
by that time. Tie trip is expected
to be made in forty hours.
A Flight To East Africa.
The correspondent was told cf the
remarkable flight of a Zeppelin in
November, lit 17. The airship start
ed from P.ulgaria for East Africa
with twenty-two tons of munition?;
and medicines and a crew of twenty-two.
It was over Khartunj in the
Suden. the correspondent's inform
ant declared, when it was ordered by
wireless to return, because it was
learned thrt the bulk of the forces
of General Von Lei tow-Vorbeck, the
German eoniMyrder in East - Africa,
had surrendered. !t returned to its
starting point four days after it had
Director Kaa: eh said this airship
could have gone from Uerlin to New
York and back without stopping.
CROWN PRINCE DENOUNCES
HIS BIGHT TO THRONE
Paris Dec. . 0. Crown Prince
Frederick Wilhelm has renounced
his right to the German throne.
Immunity Privilege Canceled.
Berlin. Dee. C- The Prussian gov
ernment has formally withdrawn
the privilege heretofore held by the
members of the Hohenzollern fam
ily of immunity from law.
United States Aloof.
Washington, Dec. C. The United
States government is still standing
:;lnor from the controversy in
Europe over the possible extradi
tion of the former German emperor
for trial. It was said at the State
department today that this question
had not been consjirtered in Wash
ington anil that the American gov
ernment had expressed no opinion
on the subject whatever.
TRIED FIGHTING KEN
TO BE KEPT IN EUROPE
UNTIL PEACE IS SURE
Washington, Dee. 5. Secretary
liaker gave it as his personal opin
ion today that none of the veter
an divisions of the American army
in Frai.ce will return home before
peace formally is declared. He
indicated that the tried fighting
men would compose the bulk of
the force to be kept in Europe for
Heretofore the understanding
has been that the Rainbow division
and two or three other famous units
would be brought home soon, leav
ing their places to be filled by some
of the newcomers.
Mrs. Herman Stella of Fairfax,
South Dakota, arrived in this city
today and is visitfng at the home of
her niece Mrs. Joseph Droege.
John "Seagraves who is sick at hi3
home south of the city with the Cu,
is still very sick. He has been work
ing at South Oma'ia, and returned
home cn account of his Illness.
TO PUT GROWN
HEADS ON TRIAL
LLOYD GEORGE STATES IN DE
TAIL HIS POLICY TOWARD
ALL MUST ANSWER IN COURT
Every Responsible Leader Shall Be
Brought to Justice, England
London, Dec. 5. in the detailed
re-statement of his policy, issued by
Premier Lloyd George today, calling
for the trial and punishment of the
men responsible for the war, how
ever high their place, he pledged
the entire influence of the British
government at the peace conference
to see that justice was done.
In declaring for the expulsion and
exclusion of all enemy aliens from
British soil, the premier pointed out
that a considerable proportion of
enemy residents in the United King
dom during the war had abused
British hospitality and thus had for
feited their claims to remain. In
his statement the premier, after pay
ing a warm tribute to the soldiers
and sailors of the empire, said:
"The kaiser must be prosecuted.
The war was a crime. Who doubts
that? It was a frightful, terrible
crime! It was crime in the way in
which it was planned and in the de
liberate wantonness with which it
was provoked. It also was a crime
in the invasion of a helpless little
state and in the wicked and most
brutal treatment of that little state.
Ilemcmber the treaty of neutrality,
the scrap ef paper!
The War a Hideous Crime.
"Surely the war was a crime. The
fact that all these iniquitous things
were done in the name of war and
under the imperial edict of an auto
erat does not change their nature.
The war was a hideous, abominable
crime, a crime which has sent mil
lions of the best young men of Eur
ope to death and mutilation and
has plunged myriads of homes into
"Is no one responsible? Is no one
to be called to account? Is there to
be no punishment? Surely that is
neither God's justice nor man's. The
men responsible for this outrage on
the human race must not be let olT
because their heads wore crowns
when they perpetrated the deed.
"The British government referred
tl" euction of the criminal culpa
bility of the kaiser and his accom
plices to their law officers some
weeks ago. They invited a body of
jurists in England to Investigate the
matter and they have unanimously
come to the conclusion that the
kaiser and his accomplices in the
making of this war ought to be tried
by an international court. They al
so reported strongly in favor of the
punishment cf those guilty of murd
er on the high seas and the abomin
able illegal treatment of prisoners.
Drive Germans From England.
"The British government wi-H use
its whole influence at the peace con
ference to see that justice is execut
"After what has happened in the
last four or five years, it is impos
sible to entertain in our midst a
population of which a considerable !
portion abused our hospitality. This
has been demonstrated by evidence
impossible to ignore.
"They spied and plotted and as
sisted Germany in forming plans for
the destruction of a country which
offered them hospitality. They thus
have forfeited any claim to remain.
German Soldiers Not Wanted.
"Further, it would lead to inevit
able irritation and disturbance if
Germans, who have been fighting us
four years, came here to take the
bread out of the mouths of the men
whom they for four years sought to
destroy, and, much as I regret that,
it is impossible to have free inter
course between all nations, I hold
we are up against the events of the
last few years, for which Germany
alone is responsible and he must
abide the consequences.
"All the European Allies have ac
cepted the principle that the Cen
tral Powers must pay the cost of the
war np to the limit of their capacity.
The Allies propose to appoint a com
mittee of experts to examine the
best method of exacting the indem
nity." In one passage of his program,
that dealing with measures for an
increase of British output, Mr. Lloyd
"There i.s one condition for the
success of all efforts to increase the
output of this country, namely con
fidence. Bolshevism is the poison of
production. Russia proves that.
Russia will not begin the building
up of a productive system until Bol
shevism has worked itself out."
TO BERLIN" COfiiG
On June 2Sth, 1U14, Archduke
Francis Ferdinand of Austria and
his consort were slain in Serajevo,
capital of Bosnia, in Serbia. Ana-
tria demands the right to make a
judicial inquiry in Serbian territory.
This demand is refused by Serbia,
who is supported in her attitude by
Russia. Austria declares war on
Serbia, July 2Sth.
Russia then mobilizes her army
to protect the rights of her ally,
Serbia. Germany immediately de
clares war on Russia and demand
from France a definition of her
stand on neutrality. France's re
ply is an order, on August "rd.
mobilizing her army. Germany de
clares war on France.
Germany, on August 4th, invades
Belgium. England enters the war
on the side of France, Belgium,
Serbia and Russia. After almo?t a
year of fighting, the Lusitania is
sunk. President Wilson notifies
Germany that such acts . against
ships carrying Americans on the
high seas will not be tolerated. At
about this time Italy joins the En
tente Allies against Germany and
From that time cm, outrage after
outrage is committed by Germany
until the Unitee'. States finally is
forced into a declaration of a state
of war against Germany. The var
ious developments from that time
up to the American attack on the
Teutonic forces in France a few
months ago are revealed in histor
At the Gem theatre, Wednesday
and Thursday, Dec. 11 &, 12.
Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 27th,
and extending for a limited time.
We offering our entire stock of Fall and Winter Coats at
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Ill PRES. WILSOf
PRESIDENT'S VISIT AND OPIN
IONS ON PEACE LARGELY IN
ENGLISH PUBLIC MIND.
London, Dec. 5. President Wil
son's voyage occupies a much more
important place in the public mind
than it is getting in the public press,
albeit that the latter i.s featuring
all the American news nT.ardin:;
the trip. In Anglo-American circles
particularly serious conversation i
are almost monopolized by the dis
cussion of the various aspects of tli
visit, which according to some may
result in laying the foundation stone
of a new and better world, and ac
cording to others may only raise
new antagonisms on the old struc
ture. The president's friend.- here
are both loyal and fervent and iluir
belief in his has not been weakened
by his valedictory message to con
gress. On the other hand, some who
paid tribute t President Wil.-on's
pronouncements since Ann rica's en
try into the war consider that, his
last messa.ee with its exposition of
facts which brought about the ar
mistice is a deck-mien from the hih
level previously attained.
F. S. Oliver, author of "Ordeal by
Battle," writes to the London Times
which prints it in a conspicuous
place a letter wherein Tie pays:
"Althemsh Germany is beaten it
is still of high importance that the
nations which defeated Ikt in the
field should remain bound together
by lies of mutual confidence and
good will. The public utterance:
of their various leaders are the chief
means to this end, for su. h state
ments will be read no! merely by
the fellow countrymen of the speak
er, but also in the conn; ties of the
allies; and ce. belli n iits. They will
! 1,(1 rarc-lully v.-eii'-a ami ;t u.ey
pear to give good wei:;ht they will
be a puj t valuable factor in pro
dr.ejn an impression of jut ami
generous appreciation of -the whole
: o-operat i ve effort. Above every
thing it : eems desirable that tl.e--leaders
of the great nutins should
endeavor to keep their eye:; fixed up
on the true proportions of their
partners in the undertaking and
that is a matter of no little diffi
culty owing to th" natural instinet
of the orator by whih he is im
pelled to consider in a special lc
pree the sympathies of the particu
lar audience which he happens t
In one discussion on the subject
it was suggested thnf the whole
tone of the president's message was
colored by his knowledge of a cer
tain amount of American opposition
to his journey and that in con-e-quence
he insisted on striking the
national note more loudly tlir-n
micht otherwise be done. Another
suggestion pip fie here H that the
trend of recent events has oninlia
s7ed the difference brtv.ern Euro
pean and American points and that
the president reacted to this.
Joseph I'uli ii and wife were pas
sengers to Omaha this afterniMin,
where they go to visit with friends
for the week end.
A. B. Fornoff and family from
near Cullom were in 'the city this
morning doing some trading and re
turned home this afternoon.
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