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EER LftDY KILL
MRS. J. W. PITJIAN INSTANTLY
KILLED IX AUTO WRECK NEAR
UNION ON MONDAY EVENING.
ED If) AUTO WRECK
VMS PINNED UNDER AUTOl'ur , ,
Ayed Lady Cams To This County
More Than a Half Century Ago.
Lived Here Since.
rr.m YV.-.ln-.i.iy's Daily.
Monday Kay Calloway and wife.
Mrs. J. V. Pitman, mother of Mrs.
Calloway. Mrs. G. S. 1'pton and
Miss Fit man an unmarried daugh
ter of Mrs. J. W. Pitman, were in
Nebraska City doing some t radius?,
and after they had completed their
business, were returning to their
home near Union, where the car
which was an Olds-six. which Mr.
Calloway was driving, became un
manageable, on account of the foot
feed sticking, and while endeavor
ing to loosen it. the car jumped to
the side of the road, overt urn in:? at
a point alxmt two miles south of
Union, near the home of K. L.. Shoe
maker, with the result that Mrs. .1.
W. Pitman was instantly killed,
when the rear seat caught her head
undr the seat in the fall. The top
of the car was up at the time of
the accident, and was" torn oft" by
the impact of the shock.
As Mrs. Pitman was pinned un
der the car. it had to he removed
before she could be gotten out and
when so done, revealed the un
fortunate aired lady with her face
and head mashed, and life extinct.
The remains was tenderly picked
up and taker, to her home north
west of Union. Bt-side she. others
were injured more or le-;s in the
accident. Mrs. Galloway, her daugh
ter receiving th worse bruises be
side the unfortunate lady who was
killed, and she whs quite badly
bruised though her wounds will not
prove very serious.
Mrs. J. W. Pitman, who was Mi.-j
Lydia A. Good win, before her mar
riage, was brrn in Mr.r5t.-n County.
Iowa, near Knoxville. when the
country was new. being March lrth.
1S40. and was nearly eighty years
She fame to Nebraska when a
young woman, and had been .united
with, the husband" hre for nearly
sixty years. They had an extended
acjuaintanee. and i honored and
loved by all who kTtew her. She
leaves a large family e.f chidren to
mourn her death. The aged hus
band who is nearly S.I years of age.
is greatly shocked by the sudden
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
UR Manhattan Soft Cuff
Shirts are complete in sizes
and the nattiest patterns we ever
The Manhattan is THE gift
shirt for the man who cares.
$2.25 to $4.00
Have you seen our Xmas
You can still buy Interwoven
Socks by the box!
and tragic drath of his ilfe's part
Otherwise that the tearing; of the
top off the machine, it was appar
ently uninjured end was used to
continue the journey home.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT.
From Wt-ilncsdav's l:iily.
In the district court yesterday.
was heard an arguninet on the mat
ter of the appointment of a receiver
for the Hiley Hotel, which had been
toriiey V. A. Koberton. whicii was
resisted by 1). O. Dwyer. Permis
sion was given Mr. Kinslow and Mr.
Falter to withdraw their application
on payment of the costs accrued.
INFANT LAID AT
Fro:n W'f lne.iay's Daily.
Yesterday was held the funeral
over the remains of little Cleo Mae
Cheval. infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. F. A. Cheval. who died with
the influenza on December ltith. the
little one was born just three
months from the day on which it
was buried, being September 17,
The little lite had come to this
world, bringing with it a breath of
sunshine, and joyous gladness. This
its winning ways the parents, had
in them grown a tender love for
t'.ie little one, and the having to
give back, the spirit of this little
one and consign iu body to the
earth, was a hard trial. They will
ever cherish the memory of the
little one who has gone b"f re to
point the way to that better land,
where the partings will be no more.
The funeral was heid from the
home and wa"s conducted by the
Ilev. L. V. Scott, of the Christian
church, and the interment had at
the Oak Hill cemetery.
MRS.' KATE MULLEN AX DIES.
Passed Away Yesterday at Home
South Of City. oi:r More Of
Family Are Sick.
l-V"n W.-.lnos.ViyV Daily.
The influenza is exacting quite
roil over the country at this time.
and yesterday morning Mrs. Kate B.
Mullenax who with her husband M.
Mullenax. lives on tly Fred Patter
son place near Rock Muffs, died of
the disease, and there are four more
of the family down with it. Mrs.
Mullenax was nearly 53 years of
age. and the family moved here
fn m Nebraska City some three or
four years ago. The remains were
taken to that place where the fun
eral will be held.
BUSINESS GIRLS LIBERTY CLUB
They Are a Progressive Lot And Are
Doing Things For Liberty
From 'il nf-s.!;: ys Dully.
The Business Girls Liberty club
of this city are very ebthusiastic
in what they can do for the cause
of liberty and humanity, and are
p.live t all that will promote the
welfare of the state and nation.
They are putting on a play at the
Parmele for Thursday evening,
which is an excellent production,
and one worthy of the hearing of
all and the girls in presenting this
are furnishing one of the best pic
ture plays which can be obtained.
They are deserving of your patron
age, and you should go for the two
reasons that the play is one of much
merit, as well as the Business Girls
Liberty Club, is better worthy of
your consideration and patronage,
for the two reasons, of the fact that
the girls are ones we know," and
that they are in a work, which is
commendable above most things at
HAVING TROUBLE WITH EYE.
From Wednesday's Daily.
Homer N. Shrader has been bav
ins the flu for some time past and
on his recovery found his left eye
badly affected, and after having re
ceived treatment from the local phy
sicians, for some time, he conclud
ed that he would go to Omaha and
consult the specialist Dr. Gifford,
and in company with A. C. Mutz
went to Omaha this morning for
For Croup, "Flu" and "Grip" Coughs
M. T. Davis, Ifcading merchant of
Ber.rsville, W. Va., writes: "A few
nights ago one of my patrons had a
small child taken with croup about
midnight. Came to my store and got
Foley's Honey and Tar Compound.
Before morning the child entirely
recovered. Parents can't say enough
for Foley's Honey and Tar." Sold
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Thompson
were visitors in this city this morn
ing, coming to look after some
business for the day.
I ll ! I I II1HI HI II.
A BEAUTIFUL WED-
HUG THIS IRKING
CEREMONY' CELEBRATED AT
THE UNITED BRETHREN PAR
SONAGE THIS MORNING.
SPEND HONEYMOON IN WEST
Departed This Afternono For Pacific
Coast, and Other Western Points,
Will Spend Winter There.
From Wf.lnt-sd.iy's Dally.
A quiet wedding took place this j
morning at eleven o'clock at the
United Brethren Parsonage, south
of this city, when Miss Mildred
Burk and Mr. Kzra Albin were unit
ed in marriage, the Rev. E. H.
The bride wore a silver grey
creep de chine dress and carried a
shower boquet of brides roses. The
groom wore the conventional black.
The ceremony was witnessed only
by a few intimate relatives.
The bride is a daughter of Wil
liam Burke of this city, and has
made her home with her sister Mrs.
Fred Spangler since childhood.
Ezra Albin. the groom ;s the son
of Carter Albin of near Union, and
is one of Cass county's prosperous
Mr. Albin and bis bride departed
at 2 o'clock this afternoon to the
Pacific coast and niany other places
of interest in the west. The bride
wore a Beet Root shade traveling
suit. They expect to be gone most
of the winter. They will be at
home to their friends-nfter the first
of March. 191S at their home on
their farm northeast of Union.
The bride Miss Mildred Burk is
well known in this community, and
has a mutitude of friends. who
wish her much happiness in this
life, and with the groom Mr. Ezra
Albin. who is well known in this
as well as his own neighborhood,
and all their friends. with the
Journal extend to this young couple
their best wishes, for their future,
that it may be filled with useful
ness, and replete with joy. and that
prcsperrty may attend them."
0. L. YORK RECEIVES
"DAD'S" DAY LETTER
Serergmt Frank York Writes His
Father On Dad's Day In Which
He Tells Much News.
From Wednesday's Dally.
The following letter was received
by O. L. York, from his son Frank
York, who is in France, in service
as a station, agent.
Toul. France. Nov. 24th. 191S.
This being Fathers Day, I will
try and drop you a couple of lines.
I am well and hope everyone at
home is the same. The last letter
from mother said something about
you and Helen being slightly sick
with the "flu", and I hope you are
both over in by this time.
There wasn't very much influ
enza among the American -soldiers
over here, but I see that lots of the
boys back home have cashed in with
it. It doesn't seem to be very
dangerous if it is taken care of
properly. I guess the reason of so
many deaths were on. account of
improper care taken of a slfght "at
tack of lagrippe which in this case
results in Lobar Pneumonia. The
main precaution is, at the first signs
of the flu is to get in bed and stay
there, and not take a bad cold in the
I have been very lucky, although
while I was at Chaumont (Ghq) we
had 8 of the onlce force in the hos
pital at one time, but they went
there early enough, and was com
pletely well again in 3 or 4 days.
Well, I understand we are allow
ed to tell our present location for
this letter, bo you can see by the
heading that I am located at that
very much talke dof city of Toul,
France, which gave the first Amer
ican sector its name. It is a very
nice city about 17,000 population.
That is, it was before the war, and
I think there is about that many
here yet. The city is yvery. historic,
dating way back in the olden days,
when thty did nothing else but
fight, and famous for the "Toul
Blade" which was considered the
best of swords.
It was at, one time very close to
the front line, and is one' of the
strongest forts of France, but never
has beep in the hands of the ene
my. I came up here about a month
ago, expecting to get In on the ex
citement, which our 2nd' army was
to pull off, and had started when
the Germans threw up the sponge
I had a grandstand seat, the last
day of the fighting, and - the boys
SE3TI-W KKKXY JOURNAL.
!sure gave them hell, right up to the
last .minute, quite a sensation to
listen to the big ones booming, and
then have them all stop of a sud
den. Everything quieted down at
11 A. M. promptly, and I made my
way back to Toul to celebrate.
We had some celebration too, 3
bands were here, we had plenty of
music, parades, etc. All the French
population turned out in their
"Sunday" clothes, which had been
laid away for the occasion.
The city was all 'lit" up. electric
ally and otherwise, the first time
for 4 years. We were not allowed
to have lights after dark, except in
rooms that were properly shaded,
on account of the boche airplanes,
which visited us pretty regualrly.
It has only been a couple weeks
ago since I seen them bring one
down here with Anti-aircraft guns,
killed the officer aviator, but the
observer landed safely via the para-
chute route and was taken prison
er. This town hasn't been shot up
much but several bombs bave been
dropped. I was up to the front last
Thursday again, and there are plen
ty of titles up that way that is noth
ing but ruins. I visited the fam
ous Joan D Arc statute located near
Pont-A-Mousson, which Is located
upon a 'high hill and is also a
strong fort, the scene of a bloody
battle at one time which cost the
French something like 50.000 men.
After the Americans took over this
sector, they recaptured it, by sur
rounding it with a loss of only five
hundred. Pont-A-Mousson is onlv
about a half of mile from this fort,
and - is nothing but ruins, before
the was it was a mighty nice city,
much larger than Toul. But when
I was up there Thursday, I did nor
see a civilian in the town. I don't
think there is a building in the
town but what has been shelled, and
is practically worthless now, in
cluding the large bridge. iu the
center of the town crossing the
Mosele river which was blown up
when the 'Germs' retreated. The
bridge had been repaired temporar
ily by the Americans and is now
Well I don't expect to be
only about 10 days longer, I don't
know where tJiey will send me next,
understand they are closing up this
office. They may send us into Ger
many, 1 don't mind going up there
for a short time, but I expect if
they do send us there, we will get
stuck for some time.
I wjit to. get home as soon as
possible, but don't see any prospects
of this outfit leaving before every
thing is cleared up. and we may be
the last to leave.
How is the new team? I suppose
Capt. Woodrow tells you what to do
with them. doen't he?
How is Nellie and her family?
Tell them hello for me, and I hope
they are all well, also Uncle Oscar
anu tamiiy. I guess J win ' pipe
clown . .Now. you see 1 am worK
ing a late night trick, "midnight"
till S A. M. I am the honorable
Chief Operator, and wire chief on
this trick. I have been stalling
aorund for couple of hours. The
day boss must have had a hard
night of it as he is just showing up
(10:45 A. M.) I am going to bed
new, so good luck and lots of love
SGT. FRANK YORK.
Address: Post Signal. Office, A. P.
O. 7S4. Am. E. F.. France.
Miss Mae Cotner Receives Letter
From Private Glen W.
From Wednesday' Dally.
France, November 10, 1918.
My Dear Friend: '
I will write you a few lines this
evening, in answer to your kind
and welcome letter, which I received
some time ago, and was glad to get
it. It found me well and feeling
fine. I also hope this letter will
reach you all o. k. and find you in
the same condition. T would have
written you sooner, had I not been
where I found it almost impossible
This is a pretty ' disagreeable
place, the mud is six Inches deep,
and also pretty cold, has been damp
and rainey most of the time since
we have been here. It looks from
the shell holes like there was a real
battle here at one time, many
trenches and wire entanglements.
We are having a real touch of army
life, sleeping in our army pup tents,
which are small ones, we have to
crawl under them after they have
been staked out. Still they make
a pretty good place to sleep in any
way. You do not need to worry
about the war for I think it is about
over now, and the end may come
any time. The influenza is pretty
bad here, two of our boys were
taken to the hospital with It. Say
does A. P. Brown work in the coach
shops yet. Please tell him hello for
me, will you. I trust you will like
your new position in Omaha, which
you are to begin, soon. , Will you
W?? t gftfq
For forty consecutive Christmas Seasons
tell Frank Cheval. that I send him
my best wishes, and that I congrat
ulate him on the new little girl
which has come to his home. As I
cannot .get home to celebrate
Thanksgiving and Christmas, I will
have to await and celebrate Easter
instead. Hoping to hear from you
in the future I am,
Your loving friend.
PVT. GLENN W. PITTMAN.
Clarence Beal, Who Has Been At
the Great Lakes Training Sta
tion Returns Home.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Last summer while the war was
in its height, and the need of men
was urgent, Clarence Beal, who
was then the deputy clerk of the
district court resigned his position,
and offered his services to the gov
ernment as a member of the navy,
going to the Great Lakes training
station where he has been in train
ing. He took up Radio, and was
ready to go just before the signing
of the armistice, and when it came,
the order came to "stand by" which
lasted for a week, there it was re
peated and later they were ordered
to the gunner school, and later
were given their discharge, and Mr.
Beal returned home arriving here
last evening. While there was ser
vice ahead, he like the others was
anxious to get to the front, but
when the armistice was signed, all
incentive was taken away and they
all desired to return to civil life
Mr. Beal is an excellent young man
and will make his way anywhere
MUNY . TREE COMMITTEE MEET.
Last Evening At the Red Cross
Rooms The Committees Hav
ing the Work, Met.
From Wednesday's Daily.
The work of the arrangements for
the coming Christmas tree for this
city, is being rapidly perfected, and
pushed forward, so that all the pre
liminary work will be accomplish
ed before the time for holding of
the fete shall have arrived.
The tree is the large tree grow
ing on the Court House lawn. It
is to be lighted with many colored
electric lights and beautifully dec
orated. The school children will
sing the Christmas carols and the
story of Christmas will be told, but
this Is not all, the committee got
into direct communication with
Santa Claus and he will be there
with a load of treats for every boy
and girl. No child will be forgot
ten, and every one is expected.
Pain Kept Him Awake Nights
J. W..Peck, Coraopolls, Fa., writes
"I suffered terrible pain, unable to
lie down at night. Tried three differ
ent doctors. Three weeks ago began
taking Foley Kidney Pills; improve
ment in my condition is really won
derful." Use Foley Kidney Pills for
kidneys, bladder trouble, backache,
rheumatism. Sold everywhere.
Now is the time to join tie Wax
Stamp limit Club. See Chas. C
fannele for particulars. '
-we have endeavored to make our store an attractive place
for Christmas shoppers.
-we again invite the people of Plattsmouth and vicinity to
employ our facilities for making your gift purchases both
pleasant and profitable.
C. E. Wescott's Sons
CALLED TO BEDSIDE OF SON.
From Wednesday's Daily.
Last evening Mrs. Eugene Skin
ner, who with her husband have re
cently moved to this city, from
Palmer, received a message calling
her to that place cn account of the
extreme illness of her son-in-law,
Wm. Fajk of that place. Mrs. Skin
ner departed on the early train this
morning for the home of her daugh
ter, to assist in the care of the sick
HAVE YOU ANY DECORATIONS.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Any one having any Christmas
decorations, tinsel, bunting, flags,
or anything that can be used on
the tree and are willing to give
them to the Municipal Christmas
tree committee will please leave
them at the Red Cross rooms or at
the Plattsmouth State Bank, this
THE JUNIOR RED CROSS WORK.
From Wednesday's Daily.
Through the county superintend
ent and the teachers of the various
schools of the county, the organiza
tion of the Junior Red Cross for
the year 1919, is being pushed for
ward with alacrity, and they are
meeting good success, when it is
taken into consideration the condi
tions which have existed. Some of
the school have been having a fair
attendance, but the rule is a dis
rupting cf the organization of the
schools all over the county, by the
epidemic or influenza. Some schools
have had but a little over a month's
school thus far during the school
It is hoped that -oetler results
will obtain, than has thus far, but
the work of a re-organization of
the Junjor Red Cross work is being
pushed rapidly forward.
Mrs. C. E. Huff who has been
visiting for some days past at
Council Bluffs, with relatives and
friends returned home this morn
ing. Order Your
Full Line of all kinds
N. Y. Buckwheat $1.25 a sack
York Imperial Apples 75ca peck
ORANGES! ORANGES!! ORANGES!!!
Large Sizes 65 and 70c a Doz.
Sweet Cider 70c per gallon
Fresh Hulk Peanut Butter 35c lb.
CANDY AND NUTS!
Candy 35 and 40c per lb.
Nuts 35, 40 and 45c per lb.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1918.
LOCAL BOARD NEWS.
Cass county's draft business may
be officially complete and sealed Sat
urday if old members are on the job
The reporter has noticed how of
ten he finds one of the emergency
clerks "working hard" in the sher
iff's office while the other is "busily
engaged" in the office of the Coun
ty Clerk, below.
Oh, you fluy members! pick up
thy beds and come down to the of
fice; pay checks for November. Now
watch 'em ' flock back tomorrow.
IN THE DlSTRIC COURT.
In the matter of the settlement of
the estate of the late Wm. Stotler,
which same up for hearing his morn
ing, there were some claims present
ed, coming out of the land which was
s-old a few weeks since, and wps
placed on file, and December 27th
set ior the final hearing of the case.
DUR0C JERSEY BOARS FOR SALE
I have a few excellent registered
and immune Duroc Jersey boars for
sale. This stock is excellent and I
can recommend it as being immune
and ready for service. Phillip Sch
aeffer, phone 2031, Weeping Water,
1 red sow and three pigs and one
that weighs about 75 pounds. Stray
ed from my home U. L. Barnard,
Smith Hide Co.. Market Square,
St. Joseph, Mo., are paying 19c lb.
for No. 1, salt cured hides. Horse
hides ?5.00 to $7.00 each. Writhe
for free shipping tags and fur
A. P. Moran of Nebraska City,
wa a q vd;i rrir iii i n is i v Liiis iinti n
. i It. In v ir. mr
ing, coming to look after some lega
matters at. the office of the couuy
Stationery at th Journal office.
of Meats and Groceries
Baldwin Apples 75c a peck
W'inesaps 30, 40, 5n, 55. GOe a doz.
Creamo Coffee 35c lb.
Fresh Fish and Oysters
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