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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1918.
ES LEG IN BATTLE
WAS WOUNDED SOME- TIME
SINCE. EUT SOUGHT TO KEEP
IT FROM HIS FOLKS.
IS NCW AT NEW YORK CITY
Is Expected To Come Home When
He Is Sufficiently Recov
ered To Do So.
ruuruit . W. COOK I
AND WIFE HERE
From Monilay'8 Daily.
Last Saturday evening Dr. 1'. V.
Cook tind wife arrived in this city
from their home at Hock Island. 111.,
and will visit here;iir the" Christ
mas holidays. While they have
lern away for more than a year,
the old town of Plattsinouth seems
more like being at home than there.
They have a large number of
friends here, who always are pleas
ed to greet them, and would be
pleaded to have them make this
their home again.
FroTr Tuesday's Daily.
Whiie here attending the funeral
of Mrs. J. R. Jones v. "nose husband
is in France, and who was in the
same company cf Charles Lahoda,
told of having a letter from her hus
band in which he told of Mr.
Charles Lahoda. having lost his
right legt. which was mangled with
a shot, while in- aetiou on the
western front in France. The leg.
ed had been amputated, and the
patient getting along nicely. Mr.
Lahoda had written telling cf his
having been in the hospital, and said
it was for being gassed. The re
port was current, having been, re
ported via the government, that he
was missing in action, but a short
time later a letter from Mr. Lahoda
himself told that he had been gass
ed. Now a letter which was re
ceive only yesterday told of his be
ing ready to sail, and will prohably
depart from France for home on the
following day. The folks feel that
he is on his way home and prob
ably has racbed New York by this
time. They are expecting him at
aa,y time, but are at somewhat of a
los.. as : to -whether he has suffered
the loss'of the leg. If he has, he is
endeavoring to keep his mother from
worrying about him. in that it
would be a noble action.
HOLD THEIR EXER
CISES LAST NIGHT
THE SUNDAY SCOOL OF CHRIS
TIAN CHURCH, LAST EVENING
HAD CHRISTMAS PROGRAM.
HOUSE FILLED WITH LISTENERS
WILL COATES JR. VISITS HERE, i
Audience Well Satisfied With the
Program. And Kespor.dcd
Well For Missions.
SOY MULLEN AX.
SINGLE DIES AT
FATHER AT ROCK BLUFFS.
ONCE AGAIN A CIVILIAN.
MOTHER BURIED LAST WEEK
Bath Pass Away From Pneumonia.
Super-induced by Spanish
From Tuesday's Daily.
This afternoon Dwight Propst,
who has been at the Great Lakes
training station, where he was in
training in the navy, returned
home have been mustered ou
the service, though still ' holdin
himself in readiness for a call !
i-hould his services be required with
the next four years. In returning j
he will take up the pursuits of every
day civilian life again, not forget
ting the training which the govern
ment has given him, of his alleg
iance to that government, the best
F.-nin Mon'7ay' Daily
This morning just after the day
had sped away, the death angel call
ed the second time within a week
at the Mullecax home south of this
city on the Fred Patterson- place.
The mother had passed away at the
home 'ast week, and this morning
Lelioy Mullenax the 27-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Mu'.lenax, pass
ed .away with pneumonia, both
lunjjs being, affected. This family,
to whom the trouble has come, for
mer ly lived near Nebraska City, and
come here but a few years since to
live. They have a cemetery lot at
their former place, and the wife
and mother laid to rest there last
week. The young man was also
taken there this afternoon, where
the funeral will occur tomorrow.
The other members of the fam
ily, of which there were three more
are getting along as well as could
, be expected, 'and none of them de
of I . ......
! veiopmg tue pneumonia, ueatn nas
loved a shining mark, as he has
claimed this young man in the very
left the home double desolate by
thrushholu of robust life, and has
the second call.
W. I). Egenberger and wife were
visiting with friends in Omaha this
Miss Gertrude Stanley, who has
been visiting in this city for some
time past at the heme of her grand
parents W. 11. Miller and v.-ife, de
parted this morning "for her home
at Lincoln, where she will spend
ATr Fli-nheth Saxton. cf Enid.
' Oklahoma, arrived here this after-
non and. is spending Christmas at
the home of her daughter's I.Irs.
Arthur Sullivan and family. who
reside south of the city. '
Mrs. F. P. Lehnoff and daughter
Miss Carrie, departed this afternoon
for Omaha, where they will spend
the Christmas with Geo. B. Lehn
hoff and F. W. Lehnhoff.
To Our Friends and Patrons:
Whatever may be the strain and s tress of these troublous days and
however great the crisis which confronts all of up, there'is yet time, as there
is the wish, for a personal New Year's Greeting.
We have passed, thru an unexampled year; many of our problems
are yet unsolved, many but vaguely known, but Respite all, and thru all,
we have been met with a spirit of fairness, patience and appreciation which
gives hope and confidence for the future.
For over ten years this company has served the trade in this locality.
It is very proud of the friendships it has made and which it continues to
hold; based, as we believe them to be, upon a policy of candor and fair
dealing, and we confidently expect to preserve them unimpaired.
To all of you to whom we are indebted for many kindnesses we
extend to you our cordial best wishes. We hope the coming year may
bring to you neither disappointment nor sorrow, but only that which you
yourself might wish.
Cedar Greek Lumber Co.
By PAUL H. ROBERTS
Cedar Creek, Nebr.. December 26th, 1918.
From .Monday's Dail.
To a house well filled last even
ing at the Christian Church, the
members cf the Sunday School gave
a very interesting program, which
was known as a contented- Christ
mas home. In this the home was
far from contented or the members
thereof satisfied with their presents,
and other conditions, until they
were given a view of the conditions i
of other homes where the condi
tions were bt.d, this awakened the
members of this particular home to
a realization of the blessings which
was theirs. The program was com
posed of a good portion of every
enlivening song, and which was well
The White Christmas. -One
of the features which the
Christian Sunday schools have made
a practice is the White Christmas,
which is the giving to others, and
not holding out the(idea of having
something given to them. There
was a Christmas tree, but for the
purpose of decoration only, as it
contained no presents, the gifts
were to some sort of beijevolenc.es.
and went to some home, of charit
able institutions. The offering and
some of the class gifts, were given
to the Armenian and Syrian relief,
and went to the relief of those
Christians whom the Turks had
Each class made a white offering,
and designated to what relief it
should be applied to.
The evening preaching hour was
given up to the exercises and the
program, and all the evercises were
From Monday's l)BUy.
On the Missouri Pacific last even
ing Will Coates jr., known as little
Will, who formerly lived in this
city, arrived here for a short visit
on his way to his home at Kansas
City. He has been in the service,
for about six months, and was
mus-tered out last Saturday, and is
now on his way home, lie stopped
here to visit with his many friends,
and finds the people knowable, but
no one knows him. as he has grown
to manhood, and an xeceJlent speci
men at that, and when he came, no
one knew him. Ho will depart for
his home this evening.
SAILED FOR FRANCE SATURDAY
WAGONER CHRIST TRUE WRITES
HIS PARENTS FROM FRANCE,
AFTER THE PEACE.
sou Br pnoi
GEORGE W. HORN. SON OF HEN
RY HORN OF THIS FLACE.
DIES NEAR PLALNVIEW.
GOOD ACCOUNT OF COUNTRY
Tell What Is Being Dene There, and
Expects To Return To
fVom Monday's Pally.
H. X. Dovey and wife received a
message from their daughter. Miss
lone, lutt Saturday, telling of her
sailing for France, at noon Satur
day, where she goes us a worker in
the lied Cross. Mis lone is well
qualified for such work, her sym
pathy naturally in the direction of
doing something for some one, and
having an excellent education, and
capacity, with natural tact, put her
in a position to do eminently effi
cient work, in this line of her
LEAVES VIFE BUT NO CHILDREN
Had Been Sick With Influenza For
Two Weeks, Terminated In
Friw Tufflay's "IXt i!y.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry-Horn south
of Cedar Creek, suffer loss of sec
ond son in a short time, the list
one Mr. George W. Horn of near
Plainview, passing away this mor
ning at his home on a farm, near
Mr. Horn wno has been :n the
northwest for about eight years,
had farmed the jac f his father,
and was taken Pick some two weeks
since, with influenza, which had
ran into pneumonia, and whihe grew
worse, until this morning at about
11 o'clock. The arrangements for
the funeral and burial have as yet
not been perfected, and will be an
nounced later, when they are
known. This second death in the
family comes as a hard. blow, not
more so than the former, but the
added loss of the second son. when
the heart is already s-ore from the
former, makes the death doubly sad.
A LETTER FROM BELGIUM.
From Tuesday's Daily.
John Miller writes his mother
from Belgium, where the portion of
the army to which Mr. Miller is at- j
tached are at this time: j
Belgium. Nov. 27. 191k.
I will drop you a letter, telling
you I am we'l and feeling good. I
also hope you are as veil. I am
TTf-.ix- in lifltriuni. I guess I will see J
the world on foot by the time I get
back. We have had a pretty good
trip so far. This is sure a pretty
country, the people "being altogeth- j
er different, irom wnai mere is m
France. I will get some post cards
and send them to you, or bring
them when- I come, so you can see
what the country looks like. I do
not know when. I will be back over
seas. I hope it will be soon, and I
tiling: it will be, before a great
while. How is little Emma and all
the other kids, getting along. I
would like to see them. I think a
man considers himself lucky, when
he is a'.ive. and not be worrying
about being home for a while, when j
a fellow comes to think of all the!
things which the 'Boche' hd ued
to kill men with. So you can just i
lock for me when you see me. Give
all my friends my best regards, and
V?ll them that 1064 was a lucky
number. -tWrite soon.
JOHN P. MILLER.
9 WEEKS IN FIELD HOSPITAL.
From Tuesday's Dally. j
Mrs. H. G. MeCluskey received a
letter yesterday from her sister Miss
Edith Hughes, who has been in
France during most of the summer,
where she has been working in the
capacity of a Red Cross nurse, and
was for nine weeks, in the field
hospital, where she was never out of
hearing of the booming of the big
guns. She was at Brest at ; 'the
writing of the .letter and said that
the city was all alive with expecta
tion of the arrival of President
From Monday's Daily.
The following letter was written
to Mr. and Mrs. John True, of
Cedar Creek, by their son Christ
True, who ir in France, and Avho
expects to return soon:
November 22, 191S.
Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year.
I will now answer your letter,
which I received a few days ago. I
was always going to write sooner,
but I was always too lnusy to do
anything. Well how are you all
making it? I am well and hope you
are the same. I broke my pen and
in a place where I cannot get an
other one. so I will have to do the
best I can with this.
We have had no snow as yet. I
suppose you are about through
husking corn by this time. I would
liked to have been there for a
Christmas dinner, but I don't think
I can make it. but we may be on
our way by that time, and I hope
we will, we have had no man ior
two weeks. and have no idea how
long it will be before we get anj.
We have to go about one hundred
and fifty miles for it" now. What
is Jack going to do? Tell him he
had better sta'y at home until I re
turn so we can have a good time,
and a good visit. Ed Bashus and
I are going out for a walk today,
and look over the different trenches.
I have some wash on the stove now.
and the fire has gone out, so I don't
think I will get much washing done
today. I would like to send a
Christmas present home. but we
cannot get anything here. I heard
you were going to have a sale. , I
do not think it will pay you. if you
expect to farm when I return, as I
expect to be back again in a short
time. It seems funny not to hear
any thots - fired. We can run our
trucks in the day time now.
I will now try and finish the let
ter I began a short time ago. I
just returned from fishing. Ed.
Bashus and I "aave teen down to
the river and threw some hand gren
ades in the water and blew the fish
out. We got quite a few.
They are calling mail now. I
suppose I will get tane from you, we
cannot get any more paper to write.
It may take a week before we can
get an envelope to send this letter.
The. captain told us today that we
would be one of the, first divisions
to start home, so that sounds pretty
good to "Willie". I and a friend
of mine walked through nine towns
yesterday afternoon... We just went
out to see the sights, and were all
in when we go back. I was too tired
to get up for breakfast. Well I did
not get any letter tonight, I will
have to finish this one the best I
can. I do not see where my mail
stays. I have not heard from you
for a month, and it will be a week
or two now before I get any mail
again. I will "write once a week. I
had a letter from Lizzie today. Hop
ing this finds you well, I will close.
Try and write as often as ypu can.
WAGONER CHRIST TRUE.
Merry Christmas and Happy New
314 Am. Train. A.
ARE VISITING IN THIS CITY.
ONE WEEK BEFORE THE SIGN
ING OF ARMISTICE, WHILE
IN ACTION IS WOUNDED.
FIND A CATCH
WHILE OUT FOR THE FESTIVE
RABBIT, HUNTERS NEAR NE
HAWKA FIND MUCH BOOZE.
LEAVE THEIR AUTO AT GARAGE
Were Stalled By Bad Roads. And
Hide Cargo. And Leave Car
In Nehawka. ' '
NOW ABLE TQ WALK WITH GANE
Still In the Hospital But Expects to
Return to America In y
F-om Monday's Dally
Reuben Barker and James Davis
from Bentonvilie. Arkansas, having
driven up from that place with an
auto are visiting at the home of
their uncle Eben W. Barker of this
city for the holidays. They speak
very well of their section of the
country saying that the weather Is
warm down that way and things
growing nicely yet.
Christmas decorations at Journal.
From Monday's Patty.
A letter, which outstripped thy
telegraph. coming directly from
Phillip Theirolf. who went to the
rervice from this county, and
whose home is near Cedar Crek,
tells of his receiving two woundj
on November 3rd, one in arm and
one in his leg, which has kept him
in the hospital since that time.
While lighting on the western front,
he received two wounds, which put
him out of the fighting. He has
been in the hospital since and is
eetting along, being able to get oit
with crutches, and hopes to be able
to return home Rome time in the
near future. He evinced ceat
curage. during the time from wi n
!i received the wound until lie was
rotten to th- hospital and he
Mr. Fornoff went to the service
with the quota, which left here in
March, and was in the training
camps but a few months befroe go
ing overseas, and had been in the
fighting for a long time. He has
seen some of the hardest fighting of
the war, and was in one of the
bitterest contests at the time of re
ceiving the wounds. It is hoped
that he may recover rapidly and
soon be able to return home.
From Monday's Dally.
While out hunting yesterday two
of the active sportsmen living near
Nehawka. found a 'catche of con
traband, which had been hidden by
some blockade runners Saturday af
ternoon, as the roads had gotten so
heavy that in a contest for speed, in
getting away they could not have
gotten far, so making what they
thought was a safe hide, they went
to Nehawka, where they left their
car in a garag. and departed via
train for their home supposedly in
Omaha. When leaving their car at
the garage they said that the road a
were so heavy that they thought
they would leave the car, and come
again and get it. The hunters who
found the goods, notified the au
thorities, here, who ordered them to
hold the 'stuff' until Tf.e state ae
ents could call for it and look aftr
HARVEY BURK MUSTERED OUT.
From Monday' Dally.
' Harvey Burk, who tome time last
summer departed from here with a
quota of the Cass County riov, U-r
Camp Dodge, where he went Into
training, and from there to other
camps, where he was given ' added
instruction, and was finally eent to
Camp Custer. Michigan, was must
ered out of the service. Last Fri
day, and Saturday returned home.
He was not able to get here in time
for the funeral of his sister M-s. E.
S. Mason which occurred last Friday
RAY ANDREWS ARRIVES HOME.
Fernley Bates and wife of Oma
ha, arrived in the city this evening
and are visiting for over Christmas
at home of his parents.
Stationery at the Journal office.
From Monday's ra1lv.
Ray Andrews who has be n r.t
the Great Lakes, for the past many
months as a member of the United
States Navy in training. an a
plumber, returned home la?t Satur
day evening. Mr. Andrews is a
man of considerable ability, having
a broad knowledge of the trade
which he has been following, and
his added practice with the navy
places jiim on a more advantageous
I L ' TfEDERAL RESERVE ftt v(
New Year's Greetings
J"HE oftiers of this bank wish its paU
rons and friends a prosperous and
happy New Year.
We appeciate the business entrusted to
us during the past year. To promise a
continuance of the best possible service
we know how to give is one way of show
ing our appreciation.
In making your financial plans for 1919
consider this bank at your service. e
are here to serve you
Irst National Bank
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