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PLATTSMOUTH, NEEEASKA. MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 1919.
DIED AT THE NEBRASKA METH
ODIST HOSPITAL ON : LAST ' '
- TUESDAY, AFTER LONG .
s : sickness. ; .
HADF A FillE FIGHT FOR LIFE
Was Bora In Oakland, California.
A Very Bright Young Boy
-Of Thirteen Years.
from Thsirsda j-'s DaHj. - -
Some eight weeks since David
Hankinson son. of Beii -Hankinsou
and wife, of this city, was taken
with the Influenza, while '. visiting
at the home ,of his ??randparents
at Glen wood,. Iowa. He was very
sick, and the effects of the disease,
settled in his ear, forming a mas
toid tumor, on the base of his brain,
which required an operation, and his
condition became very precarious
He having been taken to the Ne
braska Methodist Hospital at Oma
ha where he could be given better
treatment. Here after a short time
he underwent another operation,
this time for the removal of an
other Mastoid, vhich has formed on
the other tide of his head. After
these operations it was thought that
he had an oportunity to recover. In
a short time he was taken worse,
and it was found that pus had form
ed on his brain, and a third opera
tion was reouired to remove this.
the attending physicians rrould not
hold out any hope .of his recovery,
whflT the young man r still held on
to life. Last Saturday the fourth
operation was required, but after
this the young man did not return
to consciousness for any length of
time. Death came Tuesday after
noon; and the funeral of the lad was
held and burial made at South Oma
ha, in the Jewish cemetery, on New
Year's day. David Hankinson was
born in Oakland. California, No
vember 25th 1905, and was thirteen
years and a little over a month cf
age. He has suffered much during
the 6ickness. and while he fought
valiantly, he finally had to- succumb
to the grim reaper. The parents
have lost one of the brighest and
keenest young men, and the broth
ers a very dear brother an friend.
IS SPENDING NEW YEARS
AT HOME IN PLATTSMOUTH
Miss Leona Brady Comes- from Cas-.
per, Wyoming, for a Short
Visit With Relatives.
From Thursday's Daily.
Miss Leona Brady, who is located
at Casper, Wyoming, where she is
assistant to J. A. Leary, Division
Freight and Passenger Agent of the
Burlington lines west, is here for a
short visit at the home of her par
ents. Miss Leona is a very capable
young woman, who has sales ability,
and is an excellent stenographer and
typist as well, and she is making
good in the new position which she
accepted but a short time ago. She
13 one of the young 'women who have
gone out from Plattsmouth capable
of holding positions which they haye
acceeded to fill and her success is a
matter of gratification to her many
Plattsmouth friends,- who will be
glad to greet her during her brief
Mis Marv Martin came down this
noon from Omaha, and is visiting for
a short, time with her mother in this
From Thursday's Daily.
At the home of John Parmele
and sister Miss Mary Catherine last
evening were, gathered a number of
their young friends, who-with merry
glee assisted the hours speed by,
until the departing year made its
exit, and became a portion of his
tory. They welcomed the arrival of
the New fear, with mirth and
song, makin? the welkin ring, with
their good cheer, and in all have a
very enjoyable occasion. 7
For Sale Perkins
RALPH LAIR WRITES HOME.
From Thursday's Di---. '
Ralph Lair in a letter dated De
cember 9th. 1918, writes to his par
ents' and', savs'-.that-' he is getting
along nicely, and feeling well, lie
does not know' when he will yet
home, wcnld not be surprised to he
went anytime or" to. have to stay for
a, lon- 'w hile . yet.- IJe, sends some
views: .of" the; .towns ' in , France,
where the fighting war- the hottest,
and , says 'that 'they resemble' noth
ing but piles of broken "stone", "and
mortar and heaps of-ashes." '
WRITES TO HIS r
r OTHER FROM
; THE HOSPITAL
RALPH H. ALLEN WHO IS STILL
IN" THE HOSPITAL TNT FRANCE
'. WRITES HOME.
From, Thurflay's Daily.
'WitbiAm. E. F., Dec. 10.
Dear Mother: - -
This is Tuesday morning and I
will write you a letter to tell you
how-i an, which Is well and reeling
fine, wonld like to get a letter from f
you, hut I guess I cannot until I get 1
back to Company I. I see by the
papers they are expected to reach
the Rhine river by the 17th, that is
the day the. armistice ends. "
I have not heard from Wayne.
since he has been in France. I do
not know where to address him," I
did address a letter to him A. E. F.
The 109th Engineers are working
at tne hospital here, they are in the
34th Division, the same that Wayne
Is with, but I don't setm to be able
109th are from ftwlln'I NelraSE:
- i go over anu visn. wnn i"'" I which trip will require some little
quite often. I ran across a fellow 'time to consummate. Upon his re
from Silver City, Iowa, Arthur Rum- 1 turn he win be mustered out of the
mell. This hospital is stationed I rvce and will engage jn work for
about a mile from Misves and about the -Pennsylvania railroad, where a
five miles from Nancy, you might po8tion -i3 in waiting for him.
look it up on the map. in tne cen
tral portion of France. It is the
. . , I mouth voung man who has gone out
Misves hospital Central Provisional!. - ,
Base Hospital, unit number three. I,
am in Ward E. 1. We have a Cap
tain doctor and two Red Cross'nurs
es. We are sure treated fine, a man
coming from the front, where he
has been sleeping on the ground
with one blanket, can sure apprec
iate a good bed, with white sheets.
Well this will be' all for this t'me.
hoping to hear from you. and that
this finds you all well.
RALPH H. ALLEN.
Address Co. I, 168 Infantry, Am.
E. F., France.
CLERICAL FORCE IN
SHOPS HOLD PARTY
GIRLS COMPRISING THE OFFICE
FORCE WATCH THE NEW
YEAR USHERED IN.
From Thi.rsdav'8 Dally.
The lady clerks in the, Burlington
shops, who are employed in various
office capacities, enjoyed a . very
pleasant evening together Tuesday, I
and incidentally watched the old (
year out and the new year in, greet-
1919. The fore part of the evening portunity to do the things for the
was spent at the Parmele, watching ( COUntry, than he would have if he
the movies. The ladies then repair- f vas chosen their speaker. Mr.
ed to the home of Mrs. E. B. Sperry, Windham goes as the representative
who is one of the number, and there ' cf the whole people of the two
spent the later hours in games and J counties, and desires that all use
candy-making and corn-popping. ; A him in the position which he occu
general good time was enjoyed and pies, for the best of the state, not
to enliven the time singing was" in-, for partisan purposes, but that the
dulged in considerable. They greet-' laws which are enacted may be for
ed the new year with joyous song;
and after wishing each other all
the good things which could possib
ly come to mortal during the next
twelve months,; they departed for
their several homes realizing they
had had a very pleasurable evening
FARM FOR SALE.
A good Improved 220 acre farm
2 miles east of M-array, what is
known .as the F. M. Young estste.
Good improvements. Possession
can be' had March 1st, 1918. En
quire of Lloyd Gapen, Murray. Ne
WEDDED TO AN
MARRIED ON THE DAY AFTER
CHRISTMAS AT BALTI
A FORMER-PUTTSMOUTH BOY
Is Now on His Final Ocean Trip to
- South America and Will Re
turn to Civil Life Soon.
Frm Friday's Daily.
..." Mrs. Julia South, had a letter from
her son. Gunner Ray South, who, is
on the Norlinia, telling of his .wed
ding on December 26th to,. Miss
Rhyna Br.rrell, of Baltimore, Md.
Gunner Smith was for many years a
resident of this city and joined the
U. S. navy, going to San Francisco,
where he Was In training for some
time, when he was sent east, going
through this :ity en route. On his
arrival in the east he was assigned
a position as gunner, on account of
having qualified as a expert marks
man with small cannon.
. Mr. South has made a number of
trips across the Atlantic, both in
carrying soldiers oversea;;, and in
one instance bringing them back.
His marriage was somewhat of a
surprise to his friends here, who wish
him much joy and happiness and
hope that prosperity may attend his
journey through life with the young
lady of hi3 choice.
He has at this time sailed on his
f vainaralqcTchlli in South America
.Valparaiso, cnui, in toutn America,
The many friend of this Platts-
1 outers sim iiiaue guuu, aie niMinig
him the full enjoyment of . that suc
j cess which has crowned his efforts,
(and, coupled with that, extend to
him their best wishes for his future
success, as well as the happiness of
he and his winsome bride. .
The Journal joins most heartily in
the extension of such wishes.
WILL DEPART FOR
Our Friend Hon. R. B. Windham
Will Depart For Lincoln,
From Thursday's raify.
On next Saturday Hon. R. B
Windham, will depart for Lincoln,
where he will be present at the op
ening of the state legislature which
wil convene nexfr week. Mr. Wind
ham was elected from this county
to represent both Otoe and . Cass
counties. There has been a consid
erable talk of Mr. 'Windham for the
position of speaker of the house at
Lincoln, but after having given the
matter mature deliberation he has
conclU(je(j that it is best for the ones
which he represents, that he take
his place on the noor of the house
where he will have a far better op-
the best of all concerned
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to extend our sincere
thanks to these who so kindly as
sisted, during the illness, and at the
death of our beloved wife and
daughter, Mrs. John E. Schutz, and
for the floral tributes, and those
who sang so "beautifully.
JOHN E. SCHUTZ
A. L. TODD.
AND FAMILY. '
- ir you want to nelr wtn tie wwr
bu7 a Llberty.Bond and do it today.
THEY JUST KEPT; ON FLOATING.
Fmm Thursday's Pj!v.
Mr. S. L. Cotner.j foreman of the
floating gang of workmen. just
vrote home that they were now de
parting for to float around and send
out a few cars. 'iwTUenver, Colorado
In Alliance, Nffcr... - he and his
gang of good working men put out
224 ears in the little time they were
there. They left .lliance Saturday
and are going" to Ienver and exnect
to be the.e.soue fer? weeks end from
Denver to '.McCook,; Nebr.. from Mc
Cook to Sheridan. jWyo.
NEW YEARS AT
CHlfRCH PARLORS FILLED WITH
YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WEL
ED NEW YEAR'S ARRIVAL.
From Thursday's Dallv.
Following the program of last
evening which feili on the regular
prayer meeting night of the Pres
byterian church, tf:e ordinary rou
tine was varied, in (that Lieut. Ralph
Larson, gave a discourse oi the life
in the army, as a.lab did Frank Mil
ler, who has souk- army relics
which he displayed giving explana
tions as to'their usf!;. Then follow
ed, the moving . jrtei.ure exhibition.
which is a feature i f the meetings.
and is provided by - he class of the
men of the church.; To be convivial.
it was necessary to; have something
to eat. and donuts tnd coffee were
served by, the ladies, and all pres
ent enjoyed the-occasion immensely.
The arrival of t.h,e-' New Year was
EOUnde(j over the neighbc
called even the drowsy sleeper to
the fact, that another year was
here with its problems, to be solv
ed, like the little boy, with his
broken toy which he wants mended.
In all, they had a very delightful
TWO PER CENT
ALL FOREIGNERS WHO FAIL TO
MAKE APPLICATION FOR
From Thursday's Pily.
This morning Wm. Bock, who in
1905, made application for his first
papers to become a citizen of Amer
ica, and which w'ere granted, allow
ed the taking of his second papers,
which would have completed his
citizenship to go by default, and as
the ruling has been applied, that
at the end of seven years, the appli
cation without having completed
the same, are and become void. He
had this morning to make applica
tion for first papers again, begin
ning over from the first.
RETURN TO THE
From Thursday's Daily.
On New Years afternoon. Will
Newman. Earnest Buttery anu
Chester B. Briggs. departed for the
IT. S.' Naval training station onGoat
Island in San Frartcisco Bay. where
they report on January 5th. at their
respective places. A. C. Marshall
Jr., (June), who came with the
ill remain for about five
days yet before he returns, as he
has asked for and been allowed the
same and -will therefore have the
extra five days to stay.- On return-J
ing the boys will take up their voca
tions, as they have been studying,
and will soon be through and will
either be discharged or sent to some
other place. Mr. Buttery who is a
seaman, is one of the! guards on the
island, while Mr. Newman is the
same, they both doing , the same
work. Mr. Briggs is in the signal
school, and will complete his course
in about three weeks.
Will S. Jean departed this after
noon for Omaha, where he was call
ed to look after some business for
BAL IS HOME
DISCHARGED FROM SERVICE AT
NEW YORK LAST MONDAY
AND RETURNS HERE.
SAW SIX MONTHS OVERSEAS
Will Return to Work in Burlington
Shops After a Short Rest and
Visit With Home Folks.
From Saturday's Dallv.
Frank Rebal. who was In the navy
aero service, and who was in France
for a long time, serving on the coast, j
where the hydro aeroplanes were
used in. watching the surface of the
ocean for appearance or submarine
periscopes, was mustered out of the
service last Monday and arrived at
home on New Year's night.
Frank is glad to get home again
and enter active business in civil
life. He is a young man with much
capacity and made a valuable man
for the government. He is also a
valuable employee in the avenues of
Mr. Rebal went overseas in June,
and was a passenger on the Levia
than, formerly the Fatherland, the
largest liner ever built. On the boat
were 13.000 troops. This large boat
has sixteen decks and a battery of
forty-six boilers to furnish the steam
to propel it. Frank returned on the
hospital snip "Siboney." on which
there were about a thousand wound-
ed soldiers. While in New York his
brother, Edward, was also there, but
neither one knew of the other's pres
ence in the v metropolis. Edward is
on the J. M. Scanlon. which is a
transport, and has Just returned from
across the water. Edward is in the
signal corps and does not know just
when he will be discharged and be
able to return home. Frank and
wife were passengers to Omaha to
day, where they will. spend, the week
end with Robert Rebal and sister.
Missi Edith, who are employed in
GOSPEL TEAM SPENDS
From Saturday's Daily.
Eight members of the Gospel
Team of the Epworth League of the
M. E. Church surprised Miss Garn
er, the organizer or the team, last
Thursday evening when they gath
ered at the Parsonage to spend an
evening with her before she departs
for her new field of work in Lincoln
She had been invited to spend the
evening -with tht Pastor and his
family and the Team knew where
to find her because it was planned
that . way. The evening was spent
in a friendly visit such as a group
of young people can have who have
grown attached to each other
through working together such as
the members of the Gospel Team
have been doing for several weeks
Just before the visitors departed
light refreshments were served.
While they were telling each other
-what , a delightful time they had
had it was found that it was the
desire to keep the work up after
Miss Garn,er leaves and to meet
regularly to study and plan for the
future which no doubt will afford
many opportunities for helpful work
for the organization.
ARE GETTING UNDER COVER.
From Friday's railv.
Those not citizens of the United
States, and those who have not
made declaration of their intentions
to become such, are to be taxed two
per cent on their annual income.
and the knowledge of the fact, has
already made a number rush for
cover, sufficient to exhaust the
blanks for such declarations, . that
was in the hVnds of the Clerk of
the District Court. Seven were is
cued yesterday, and more had come
to make such application. They
will have to wait until th neces
sary blanks shall arrive.
Read the Journal Ad It Pays
IS SEEING THE GREAT WEST.
rtnm Thursday's Daily.
Sergeant Major Carl F. Schmidt-
man departed for the west a few
days since, and will if he shall like
it, remain there, his first object be
ing Lewistown, Montana, where is
located his friend Glen Rawls. '
He will visit Mr. Rawls and look
about the city as to what it has to
offer for a young man of energy and
rustling ability, with capacity to do
the thing which needs doing. That
is Carl, he will be there with the
CITY HOLD THEIR TWENTY
FEFTH NEW YEARS
From Thursday's Dally.
Four score of the enthusiastic
young people of the Methodist
Church with their pastor and a few
more, having reached their majority,
met last 'evening at the beautiful
home of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Wescott,
where the fleeting hours of 1918,
were spent on a very pleasant and
profitable way. During the early
portion of the evening, the time
was utilized by the rendition of an
exquisite program, consisting of
musical numbers and readings,
which were not alone interesting
and entertaining, but profitable for
all. Following this the time was
occupied by impromptu singing, the
choice of the many books, and the
! contribution of the recent Dast ex-
our grandparents sang.
Just before the advent of the year
I 1919 Rev. A. V. Hunter, the pastor
I addressed the assemblage admonish
ing them to make the new year one
of greater effort, for good work,
than the past. When the young
man 1919, arrived he was greeted
with all present, who had a task for
ARE BACK TO WORK AGAIN.
From Friday's Daily. .
For some time past L.'L. McCarthy
foreman of the engine gang on the
third trick at the local Burlington
switch yards, and L. C. Lyle one of
his working force, both good work
ers," have been off with the . influ
enza but resumed their duties again
yesterday, afteY having gotten over
the malady.- This 'flu' business, is
interfering greatly with the work
of the railroads as well as a - good
many other industries and institutions.
I iCjFEDERAL RESERVEfe
Start the New Year With
a Checking Account!
1 AYING vour
on this bank
track of your
tematic business-like way. Your can
celled check is a legal receipt. The stub
of your check book is your ledger.
Start the New Year with a checking
account. Ask one of our bank officers to
give you a check book and explain the
check plan of keeping track of your expenditures.
First National Bank
' TELLS OF LIFE
WRITES HIS MOTHER ABOUT THE
HIKES AND OTHER EXPERI
EXPECTS TO GOME HOME SOON
Expresses Pleasure That the War is
Ended and Inquires About the
People Living Here.
From Thursday's Daily.
Under date of December 7th, Will
Andrews writes to his mother Irom
Moritron. France, where he is sta
tioned, as a part of the A&ierican ex
peditionary forces, as follows:
"Dear Home Folks: I will write
you a lew lines to let you know 1
am w-ell and most truly hope you are
the same. I guess the war is over
now but I don't think we will get to
come home for about two or three
months at least yet. Anyway I will
tell you J am tired ard sorev today.
Just got in from about a hundred
and fifty mile hike, which took ::ome
Uime. We started from St. Dizer on
Thanksgiving day and got here last
night. Believe me we had some walk
"How is everybody over there by
this time? Has the flu died out in
Plattsmouth yet? I got a letter from
Gretal Hackenberg last night and al
so one from Bert Tulene, one from
iv, v anu uii v; 1 1 uiu jiciu j 1 roi
you know who I mean, don't vou
that fellow who drove Charley Park
er's' team"when"T"drove" "the truck." '
Has sis become able to go back to
"Well, I suppose all those fellow
who did not get to come across are
back home by this time, aren't they?
Did Sandy go to camp at all or did
thev take him? Well. I believe I
have traveled all over France, or
just about all anyway. What we
have not traveled over I think we
will go over yet before we pet to
"Well, mother, this is not a very
long letter, but I will try and write .
more in a day or so. Will say.good-.
bye for now and answer soon. Pvt.
Wm. Andrews, 6th Sanitary Train.
6th Divis.. Field Hospital. Co.( 40, A.
E. F., via New York.
E. G. Hackenberg was a visitor In
this city yeste; day, where he was
looking after some business and
visiting with friends, returned to
his home at Cedar Creek last even
ing. bills by a check drawn
enables you to keep
expenditures In a sys
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