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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1918.
IN ONE BATTLE
THAT WAS THE NUMBER WHICH
BYRON ARRIES RECEIVED IN
THE LAST ENGAGEMENT.
MAKING FAIR PROGRESS NOW
All Sons Heard From Since
Signing of the Armistice,
All Will Return.
rinni TiioMlny's Daily.
Last even ins Mr. and Mrs. A. M.
Arries received a letter from their
son Byron, which makes a letter
from them all now since the end of
the war. Byron's letter was not an
extended one, and he was in no con
dition to write a lone: letter, but
tells of his being in the hospital for
the second time, and that he was
Ket tins along very well and would
be out again after a while. He
tlls of having bejn in the last
fight where he received eight
wounds, but that all would set
well in time.
This youns son of Plattsmouth.
has curely seen service, and given
of his best for the cause for which
he went, that is first America, his
country, that the war might be
kept away from his homeland, and
the land of his people, again for
the liberation of th enslave :1 of
the world, and keeping the arch
enemy of Mankind from encroach
ing on the liberty of the world.
The people here are hearing from
the boys, as the time goes on. and
soon we will know 'where the boys
EMIL KOUKAL IS
Message Received Reports Emil An
ton Kouka! Slightly Wounded
frnm Monday's Daily.
Last week a message came tell
ing of the wounding cf Lmil Anton
Koukal, on October 3rd. saying he
was slightly wounded. On October
Fifth, a letter was received from
Lmil, telling of his being in a hos
j.ital, where he was being treated
for being gassed.
Again they received a letter from1,
Kmil, when he had written on No
vember Sixth, in. which he .aid
t hat he was still in the hospital,
but did not say Whether it was
from the case of gftss. .which he had
gotten prior to October 5th or not.
Now what is puzzling the folks here
is whether the matter of being
gassed is confidered as being
-wounded or not. In tfte casualty
lists there does not appear anything
under the head of specifically, gass
ed. Without other information It
i3 difficult to come to any conclu
sion as to his condition, and wheth
er to think he is wounded besides
the gas which he received or not.
Any way the degree is given as
Mightly wounded, which would In
dicate that his condition is not of a
FUNERAL OF MISS
Held This Morning From St. John's
Catholic Church, Burial West
Of The City.
Fifim Tuesday s On My.
The funeral of the late Miss
Trances Kushiiuky, who passed
away last Sunday morning at
South Omaha, of Bronchial Pneu
monia, and whose remains were
brought to this city yesterday morn
ing, was held from the St. John's
Catholic church, this morning, and
the interment made ct the ceme
tery west of the ciry. Miss Kush
insky was a talented young lady,
and has made her home in Omaha
for a number cf years, where she
had been a clerk c f a business
house there. She was a member of
the Catholic church, and was con
sistent in the life she lived with
the teachings of the Master, and
the taking of this young lady from
the circle when she has moved will
leave a vacancy, which will long
be noticeable. The parents lose a
comfort in their declining years, as
she was a truly helper to them. '
AND WIFE HERE
Dr. K. G. Dovey and wife who
have been making their home in
Chicago, where the doctor is in the
erniy, and attending tin medica
training which is required for those
in the Medical Reserve Corps, ar
riveu in town tins morning, com
ing for a short stay, and will visit
at ine nome oi Mr. uovey s par
ents, II. X. Dovey and wife. Mr
II. N. Dovey at this time, is not
feeling very well. He will also
spend the Christmas time here.
HOPE EffllL J. "
HILD ALL RIGHT
MESSAGE RECEIVED SATURDAY
EVENING CORRECTING FORM
ER STATEMENT OF DEATH.
LATER REPORT SAYS WOUNDED
Reports From Friends Tell Of Hav
ing Been Gassed, Which Is
Classed As Wounded.
From Monday's Daily.
Last Saturday evening a correc
tion of the message which was sent
some time since, which told of
Sergeant Kmil J. Hild, have died
with pneumonia was received by
his mother, Mrs. Michael Hild,
which reads as follows:
Washington. 1). C. Dec. 14th.
Mrs. Michael Hild,
Sergeant Kmil J. Hild. infantry,
erroneously reported died of labor
pneumonia, now reported as severe
ly wounded in action November 5tli.
The Acting Adjutant.
This message has been a great re
lief to the friends, as they feci that
their son is safe as he has written
them five days after the reported
wounding. The gassing is classed
as wounded, and as he was able ;o
be up and write after the incident,
they feel greatly relieved.
RED CROSS F
THE PEOPLE SOUTH OF THE
CITY ARE GETTING AFTER
THE RED CROSS WORK.
The Social Workers branch of
the American Red Cross, which has
its home with the Social Workers,
south of this city, are very zealous
In their efforts to do their share,
and have put forth a large amount
of work for the cause. t
In addition to the list which ha3
been published heretofore, the folT
lowing is in. addition:
Edward Bines $1.00.
Mrs. T. A. Sullivan $1.00.
I;. A. McElwain, Cut Glass Pitch
er. K. G. Dovey, Pair Blankets.
J. W. Crabilj. Set Silver Spoons.
Chase Patterson. $1.00.
Phillip Splitt, 5 bu. oats.
Albert Queen $1.00.
Mrs. Frank Lillio $5.00.
E. A. Wurl. Sweet Potatoes.
Paxton & Gallagher, 12 lbs. cof
fee. Journal. Decorations.
HENRY GENTRY AND
FAMILY ARE SICK
Frorv Tuesday's Dally. .
At the home of Henry Gentry and
family they are all sick, Mr. and
Mrs. Gentry and the two children,
all being down in bed at the same'
They have just been' taken, the
first getting sick last Saturday. A
sister of Mrs. Gentry goes over and
looks after them and then returns
to look after her own household,
which makes it very difficult to
care for either place. There is so
much sickness that there is little
help to care for those who are
Journal Want-Ads Fay!
OF THE BRAVE
IN MEMORY OF ROBERT HOLLIS
JACKS. OUR SON AND
FDLL DEVOTION TO COUNTRY
Grand. Army Of Republic Adopt
Resolutions, In Honor and
From Monday's Dally.
Robert Mollis Jacks was born
July 12th. 1891 at Hamburg. Iowa,
and died Oct. 23rd, 191S, in France
for the most glorious cause that has
yet beeu. except the cause for which
Christ died. He was a sen of Mr.
and Mrs. Asbury Jacks who have
made their home in Plattsmouth
for the last nine years, Mrs. Jacks
having preceded her son to the
eternal home two years ago. He
was 27 years. 3 months and 11 days
at the time of his death.
When the United States declared
war he was engaged in farming: at
t?-. V it '-. -3
Robert Kollis Jacks.
Aurora, Nebr. He felt the call to
the colors and enlisted in June from
He was sent to Camp Cody, New
Mexico, and after being there a per
iod of about ten months, he was
sent to France, where he did his
utmost with the rest and died that
those he loved might live in peace.
He was an earnest Christian, being
a member of the Methodist church
of this place and a regular attend
ant when here. Those who survive
him are his father, James Asbury
Jacks of Plattsmouth, three broth
ers, Will of Council Bluffs, Silas cf
Dallas, South Dakota and George of
this place, and six sisters, Mrs. J.
W. Elliott Mrs. J. N. Elliott. Mrs.
E. F. Trively and Misses Myrtle
Leta and Ruth Jacks.
"Our Bravest of the Brave."
In Memory of
ROBERT HOLLIS JACKS.
Our Son and Brother.
His was the courage that wills to
His was a faith firm and strong.
His was a heart so unselfish and
He loved all and did no one
Loyal and -true, when, our country's
lie went forth, one of the first.
Trusting our Saviour, the orck he
Forward, to blight Freedom's
Hoping and working, he went o'er
Honest and true and brave.
Laying his all on the altar of Free
dom. R-.'Sdy to do a.id to z?rf.
When the call fame.
'He was ready I know it;
He who was willing to save, "
Died with a smile on those lips,
pure and precious;
Our bravest of the brave.
Whereas: "It has come to the
knowledge of McConohie Post, that
Robert Jacks, the worthy son of our
esteemed comrade, Asbury Jacks
laid down his life on the altar of
his country on the field of battle
in France ;that the principals we
fought for might not perish, and
and that the honor of our country
might be maintained.
Therefore, be it resolved: That
the members of McConohie Post, ex
tend their heartfelt sympathy to
our comrade and to the bereaved
brothers and sisters, assuring them
in their grief that a halo of glory
hovers over the spot in France
where their dear one "fell and that
thev can find consolation, ami feel
pride in the fact, that he died in
the cause, net only of his country
but of humanity.
Resolved further: That a copy of
these resolutions be spread upon
the records, a copy furnished the
I family of the departed and a copy
be furnished the Journal for pub
lication. DIES AT SIOUX CITY
HARRY GROVES, AT ONE TIME
PUBLISHER OF THIS PAPER
DIES OF PNEUMONIA.
MANAGER OF TELEPHONE HERE
Lived In Sioux City For Ten Years,
Was First Taken With the
From Monday's DalTy.
Harry Groves, of Sioux City,
Iowa, died at his home last Satur
day, after an. illness of ten days or
two weeks. The funeral v.as held
at that place today, the interment
being made there. Harry Groves
was born in the east, and came to
this city some twenty or more years
ago, he was manager of the- Platts
mouth Telephone Company, and got
hold of the Journal, which, he con
ducted for a short time, when one
night the plant mysteriously got a
fire, and considerable damage was
clone to the plant. Later he de
parted for the east, where later he
was married. Returning to the
west he located in Sioux City, where
he has been engaged in business for
the past len year.. He was con
ducting a moving picture show and
a garage, being in the automobile
business at the time of his death.
He will be remembered by many of
the people of this city.
LESTER G. BURROWS
rrnm Monday's Tailv.
Lester G. Burrows son of James
Burrows and wife who has been at
Sherman Ohio, for some months
past in the service of the United
States, in the army, was mustered
out last week and arrived at home
this morning. Lester Is a nephew
of Lester Burrows who is with the
Burlington. He makes an elegant
looking soldier and is just as good
as he is good looking.
WILL MARRY IN JANUARY.
From Monday's Tatlv.
In the State Journal Mr. and Mrs.
James Monroe Teegarden of Weep
ing Water, announce, the coming
marriage of their daughter, Miss
Grace Teegarden to Edwin Steck
ney of Lincoln. The wedding will
occur in January. Miss Grace Tee
garden is a very accomplished
young lady, and it could not be
otherwise, and be the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Teegarden. the
popular people of Weeping Water.
BUYS A DELIVERY TRUCK.
Ftom Yiiesilay'a Daily.
Ray Walsh of Omaha is in the
city selling a delivery wagon to
the A. G. Bach grocery -on lower
Main street. Many devices have
been tried or the delivery of goods,
and the question is still up to the
merchants, as it was in the first
place. The auto delivery which
Mr. Bach is getting looks like it
possessed qualities which . would
commend themselves to the mer
chant, the drive and the patron of
Journal Want-Ads 2&y!
TELLS OF TRIP
JOSEPH SMITANA. TELLS OF
TRIP ACROSS THE .OCEAN,
GIVING DETAILS OF TRIP.
SUBMARINES TACKLE HIS SHIP
With, the Engine Disabled In War
!one. There Is Grave Appre
hension of Danger.
From Tuesday's Daily.
The following diary furnished by
Joseph Smitana. son of Alois Smit-
ana, of this city tells of his trip, in
a letter written to his sister.
On August 9th, we left New York
Harbor, with Convoy, on the 10th,
11th. 12th and 13th. we had fair
weather, and everything went fine.
nothing out of the ordinary. On
the 14th and 15th we had heavy
seas, with considerable wind, and
the waves rolling. On Monday
evening, the ICth. at SI 43 ve had
skirimsh with a submarine, and
when General Quarters was sounded
the next morning at 1:50, we found
we had lost a portion of the star
board propeller, one of the torpe
does missed the buoy only ten feet
while a portion of the propeller was
carried avay on the stern. The
boys were at their guns all day
Tuesday but the submarine did not
show up aagin. Thursday
we parsed due British liner and one
tramp steamer. Friday, Aug. 20.
a heavy fog set in at about 2:30 in
the morning, ami ran through a
convoy of a!trai!forUs-iTiissing oiii
by about forty feet, head "on, and
warning signals, with whistle and
siren, giving a hard right turn. At
5 a. m. sighted an iceburg, about a
mile in length. At 11 that night
had a breakdown on our port eng
ine, disabling us for six hours in
the war zone. In the meantime we
received a message by wireless to
look out for a submarine, by the
destroyer Phillips. About twelve
hours later we heard firing off the
stern. The following morning the
Phillips came up with us. alid con
voyed a day, then left us for the
yards. We did not get to have a
face wash for nearly a week, then
we received ten buckets of water,
for a division. In this we washed
and then washed our clothes. Sat
urdaj 21st, we were with the Phil
lips in the morning, in the after
noon a storm -;ame up and we bail
ed water out of the J. O. Quarter for
an hour. Sunday 22, we had no
water to wash our faces or our
clothes. The following day Mon
day 23rd, we received 10 buckets of
water in the afternoon, with four
men washing in one bucket. On
Tuesday 24th. we met two Argen
tine battle ships, and abouf 11:00
a. m. a destroyer headed our way
and fell in with us. and took us near
the beach waters, where we picked
up a pilot, then we headed up the
Delaware and made for the Phila
delphia Navy Yards about four
o'clock in the afternoon. Then it
was sure war work, first mooring
the ship to' the dock, and the star
board watch getting ready for Lib
erty. This is the experience of a
trip, to mid ocean and return, as
the convoys do not go across. Jos
eph Smitana is on the U. S. S. South
Carolina, and is captain of the gun
LADIES TO BE CONGRATULATED
Fr"n Tuesday's DaMy.
The Ladies of the St. Mary's
Guild, of the St. Luke's Church, are
to be congratulated, in that , they
made such a wonderful success in
their Christmas Shop, which they
conducted during last week. The
ladies are entited to the success
which came their way, they were
entitled to be congratulated, as they
have surely worked hard, and have
given their best efforts for the
cause of the church, and the suc
cess which has come to them, is
but the reasonable outcome of their
When a band of ladles, or men
for that matter, go after any propo
sition having merit, and are conse
crated to the work, putting forth
their effort, they will succeed.
"WIN' MY CHUM" MEETINGS.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The Kpworth League, the young
peoples society of the Methodist
Church are having a campaign this
week, which is a week set apart for
the purpose by the society, known
as "Win My Chum" week, and is to
increase the membership of t lie so
ciety and enliven the interest. The
meeting which is to be held this
evening will be at the church, and
will bo conducted by the Misses
Goldu. anu Gladys Kaffenbergc f. Get
there in time to g?t a good seat, for
the program which is to be pre
sented is a good one and one well
KILLED IN ACCI
DENT I FRANCE
FORMER PLATTSMOUTH BOY
KILLED IN ACCIDENT OF
AUTO SHORT TIME AGO.
NEPHEW- OF P. E. RUFFNER
Son Of Mrs. M. C. Reed of Omaha,
And Was Bora And Went to
from .Monday's Dai:. v.
The casually lists and press news
told of an accident some time since
wherein James Hunt, who was
born in this city, and who lived
I here during his boyhood, was kill-
ed in an automobile accident, in
Mr. Hunt was a son of Mrs. M. C.
Reed of Omaha, who was a sister of
Mrs. Agnes Ituffner, late of this
city. The young man is known by
many of the people who lived here,
as he was one of the Plattsmouth
The mother of Mr. Reed has the
sympathy of her many friends in
WIFE HAS DIED
From Tuesday's Dally.
T. R. Scarborough departed this
morning tor watson, mo., canea
there by a message telling of the
death oi wife of his brother C. R.
Scarborough. Mr. Ted Scarborough
did not hear much relative to the
sickness or death of the wife of his
brother, but in receipt of the mes
sage departed for the home where
the death angel had come.
The family consisted only of the
man and wife, there being no child
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i" N extending the greetings of the season
I to all our customers and friends we
wish to express our appreciation of
your patronage during the past year.
We have at all times endeavored to give
you a satisfactory banking service. The
progress that we have made indicates that
we have been in a large measure, success
For your confidence and co-operation we
thank you. May your Christmas be a hap
py and contented one.
irst National Bank
REMAINS LAID TO
HARRY HORN, SON OF HENRY
HORN AND WIFE BURIED AT
HUD DIED WITH PNEUMONIA
Had Been Sick For Two Weeks First
Vith Influenza, Then Turned
From Monday's Dally.
The fur.eral of the late Harry
Horn who died at the home of his
father south of Cedar Creek a few
days since was held yesterday af
ternoon at the Glendale church,
where a large number of his host
of friends gathered to pay their last
tribute of respect to the excellent
young' man. Harry has been sick
about two weeks, and had had
pneumonia, and after an attack of
Influenza. He has been at a hos
pital in Omaha several months
since, but it was thought that he
had been making good proirets to
wards recovering his strength. He
was also thought to be getting along
ver ywell with the disease, until
the morning of the day he died, he
was taken suddenly wor e, and
notwithstanding everything possible
which could be done, was done, lie
died shortly after noon. Mr. Horn
was an exemplary young man, ami
he will bo greatly missed in the
family circle, among the many
friends he lias in this count v.
VISITING IN THE
F -om .Monday's Dally
Mrs. Clyde Kelly (formerly MKs
Jean Morrissey) Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Stempel (Mrs. Stenipcl fnr-
merly Miss Ruth Chapman), Mrs.
Agnes Chapman, and Capt. Kelly.
now stationed at Camp Lewis, auto
ed down from Lincoln Saturday
evening and spent S:inday with
friends and relatives in Plattsmouth
remaining over night at the home
of Mrs. J. W. Johnson. Mrs. Kelly
was on her way to California for a
visit with her mother. Mr. Stemp
el is in business in 1'niversity
Place. A portion of the party re
turned to Lincoln yesterday while
others remained here for a few days
Ross Collins and wife with their
little son, who have been visiting in
this city and west of town, for roiiie
time at the home of Mrs. Collins'
parents Wm. Kaufman and family,
departed this afternoon for their
home in Omaha.
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