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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 3, 1919)
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1919.
AS CHRONICLED BY TOP SERGE
ANT J. W. HOLMES AND
READ LAST NIGHT.
RIGHT FROM THE VERY START
Cf the Organization to Its Windup
at the Banquet Interesting
for Future Reference.
From Friil--' j-a Ial!y.
"During August and September,
1!)17. thec:t izens. litre and tfiere.
would talk cf the need of a Homu
Guard company in Plattsmouth. A
mating w a.; called for September
1ft. lf!7. to be I.t Id in the basement
f thf RiU-y hotel. At this meeting
attended hy about ?.' citizens, thirty
Jipped the Muster Roll.
"Mr. Ha wis was present and ad
vised that to make the organization
effective certain rules and refla
tions would be necessary. The chair
man appointed a committee of three
to draw up same, this committee be
ing composed of ('. A. Rawl Elmer
Frans and Harry Thomas.
"Meeting adjourned to meet ()cto-(
ber 1917. At this meeting about
, . t 1 . r i. 1 ' I I . i , t - T t
Chairman oi tne i ommuue on tiuies j
i trw? Or. trill, t ii.tiu Clll.nill Il.i1 r- tt 1 . !
the committee, thai was. w:th some
lew change, adopted, some thirty
live taking the oath.
"The newly organized company
then proceeded to the election of of
ficers, which resulted follows: C.
A. Rawls. Captain; E. C. Hill. First
Lieutenant and Richard Avard. Sec
ond Lieutcnant. Meeting adjourn-
ed subject to call cf captain.
"The company was called to meet
October 2': at the G. A. R. rooms at
the court house. Captain Raw Is
complemented the members and spoke
on their promptness, punctuality and
time of meetings, place to drill, the
necessary equipment, etc.. and then
litied un the comnanv.
-i-n.ier nd hv virtue of the now - '
er and authority vested in him. he
-.T,ir.-e, .'.n.lrew- Vnnre First Ser-
geant and James H. Carter Second
S-rgeant and Elmer Frans, Harry
Thomas. Philip Rhin and Dr. C. S. j
Sandin. Corporals. j
"Regulnr m ratings were then held
three times weekly in the G. A. R.
rooms at the court house, the atten-;
dance holding good and new mem-,
bers beine added from time to time, j
As there were very few who had had ,
anv nrevious military training, it
... ' ot ti.o
bottom the "position of a soldier, isigned and the company was ordered
facings etc These meetings contin-j0,lt aml doIie its 1art in "-ating.
ued all winter in the court house. "On November 17th the company
and the progress of the company waslwnt to ,he government rifle range
marvelous. Thev were taught the 1 "rth of the city for practice. Vhile
souad movements squads right and veather conditions were bad. a
left, and squads right and left about. ' strons wind, rain and very chilly,
as well as left and right turn, flank, --- were 8me Pcotl reoords made
movements, intervals, distance -and alJ enjoyed the practice. Again
ail close order drill movement. ton ;ou'n,!,?r 24th the "Wn- went
"On March 28. 191S. the company,0 tlie rifle where better
p-irchaned wooden guns and took up shooting was done, conditions being
the manual of arm v. j better. Although clear it was cold.
"On April ISth. Andv Moore offer- !-'th days, the men took lunch . Hot
ed his resignation at top sergeant. w eiiu-rs and coffee were served.
and the same was accepted. On April "Company A is made up of law
2".th. having confidence in the pa-1 vers, county officials, clerks, grocers,
t riot ism. character and ability of the j butchers, clothiers, real estate men.
men, the following non-commission-j hardware men,, monument dealers,
ed offirs were appointed by Captain ! black smiths, auto dealers, farmers.
Rawls. the appointments being con-j insurance men. laundry man. tele
curred in by the Lieutenants: Firs phone men. foremen, mechanics, car
sergeant. J. W. Holmes. 2nd Ser-1 builders, carpenters, and in fact men
geant. J. H. Carter; Zrd Sergeant. E.'jof nearly every occupation in life.
II. Felix. 4th Sergeant, C. L. Wiles;; As the captain once said when ad
."tb Sergeant. F. J. Libershal; Quar-! dressing the company: "This com
termaster or Supply Sergeant. F. M. pany can build and operate a rail
Restor: Corporals McElwain, Warga. road." And they can do,it too.
Frans. Whitaker. Manners and Hatt. "On December 19th- all members
The condition of the weather was turned over the equipment in their
Fnch that the company was forced to possession to Captain Rawls, and the
drill on paved streets. 'same was put in the vault at the
"May 2nd the company marched court house in charge of Quarter
to the ball park and drilled there marter Sergeant Eestor. January 16.
from then on. with the consent of 1913 the members were called to
Manager C. S. Johnson. gether to be discharged. They had
"Finance arrangements were made purchased a tablet of Abraham Lin
for equipment and on May ICth the coin's Getfeysburg Speech and upoft
members v.e-e all measured for uni- this occasion presented the same to
forms, f S being ordered from Man- Captain Rawls in appreciation of the
del Bros.. Chicago, on May 21. The work done by him. There being suf-7-".
rifles were ordered about the mid- ficient money on hand it was decid
dle of May and were received May ed to have a banquet, smoker and
"1st. June Mb the rifles were as
signed. "In the meantime Corporal Frans
had entered the service and Corpo
rals Sandin anil Manners had resign
ed. Private Snyder had also been
made a corporal.
"From scjuads divisions were form
ed, and from divisions platoons were
formed, the platoons going to mak"
up to entire company. Squad move
ments were practiced in eompanv
"On June 7th. order No. was is
sued making Thursday evening of
each week regular company meet
ing. Monday and Friday evenings
the commissioned and non-commissioned
officers lield school. Several
evenings were used by the officers
roing to the ball park and taking up
the extended order, and then the
entire company took up extended
order, and advanced rapidly, using
the ball park and Tom I'armele"?
pasture .near Chicago avenue for
"On request of the Hoard of Old
Settlers" I'icnie at 1'nion. Nebr., the
company put on an exhibition drill
Saturday. August IS, lftlS, in the
pasture just west of the depot a!
l iiion. the proirram being manual of
arms, formations ar.d movements in
clase order tnd extended order, rapid
advances. downs, firing, etc. Not
withstanding the fact that this pas
ture was one inilerom the Old Set
tlers' grounds, the public highway
was jammed with cars filled with
people for nearly one-half mile, to
see the exhibition. At the close of
the exhibition, which lasted for 1
; hours, the crowd went wild with
Many compliments were
gjven the coainan-- and the people
.ere surprised a the advanced work
! twtTLtti!rtwit. iti ftit uvhlbitllilt
"At another tin; four squads went
to Murray and drilled on the streets,
t V- ..... . tl.i r.v li t.i it i.in liitiricr an ifii-Arl
llirir, ii. i Aui'Ut ii'u iifc, w j '.. v
by the Murray people.
'In September the company took
up patrol work, going into the woods
and hilis two miles north of town
for practice. Often they did not re
turn until after eleven o'clock. All
sorts of patroling was done.
"On November 7th the, company
war called out to participate in cele
bratinc the signing of the armistice.
Everybody celebrated. On the even
ing of November 7th. the Mayor of
the city, feeling tne opportunity
might be taken by some to do per-
- "1 in-ur.v w property damage to
'certain citizens asked the Captain 'o
6 p. m. until
sjuads and the Firs: Sersreant. and
with himself in command and on
the job patroled the business part of
the city from C to 12 midnight. Af
ter completing the work the eighteen
went to the restaurant of Lou Rus
sell, who served them with supper
free- cf charge.
"The signing of the armistice on
this date proved to be false. Rut on
November 11th the armistice
IS WITH THE
U.S. ARMY OF
RAYMOND LARSON IS STATION
ED AT VILLA BATJR. BEAU
TIFUL COUNTRY HOME
TELLS OF THE COUNTRY THERE
Trees Planted to Replace All That
are Cut for Lumber Apple
Trees on All Roads.
Frnrn Friday's Iaily
Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Larson are in
receipt of a letter rom their son.
Raymond, in which he states that he
is now stationed at Villa Baur, Lauf-
enbacherhof. Germany, and that they
will probably remain there for sev
eral days. He says the company is
billeted in two villas and one house.
The place is situated near a cross
roads in one of the many valleys that
eventually end up at the Rhine. A
small stream flows down the center
of the valley, deviating from one
side to the other. The floor of the
valley is about -two hundred yards
in width and the stream is about
thirty feet wide and six feet deep.
The hill-: on either side are quite
high and steep and are thickly wood
ed. Pine. fir. beech and scrub oak
tree are the most common. He says
there seems to be plenty of game
and some of the boys have tried
their luck a: deer hunting. He says
Germany took great care in the con
servation of her forests. No trees are
cut fr.r Are wood except those that
are bent or crooked and would prove
uteles.s as lumber. All underground
and dead limbs are collected for
wood. Whenever trees are cut down
for lumber, new trees are immedia
tely planted to take their places,
these new trees being planted in
straight regular rows. One travel
ing through the. country would pass
by wood after wood of tall straight
pines, each one being at least sixty
feet in height and so straight as to
call forth comment. Along all first
class road and some second class ap-J
pie trees have been planted at in
tervals of about twenty-five feet. He
says he has marched for miles on
roads on either side of which would
be these apple trees. He says a pe
culiar system is used in regard to
farm lands. One never sees large
fields, as the country is all cut up
into small plots with ditches between
them. There are verj- few fences.
In plowing, the farmers seem to plow
in accordance with the lay of the
land. One sees many piles of earth
with tufts of straw protruding at in
tervals along the top. These contain
vegetables, mostly turnips and pota
toes, that have been covered first
with straw and then with dirt, to
keep them from Treezing.
This place. L.aufenbacherhof. is a
sort of hunting lodge. Vii'ia Baur is
a fine house, three stories high, with
basement and attic. In the dining
room there are all kinds of hunting
trophies, a piano, a regular old coun
try stove, besides the other tables
and chairs. Raymond is with Co. A,
11th M. G.'Btn.. 4th Division, which
is a part of the army of occupation.
k'mm Friday's tallv.
Yesterday afternoon Miss Marie
Xutzman of Avcoa. and Mr. Fred
Koester of Weeping Wa'ter came to
this city. They procured a mar
riage license and then wended their
way to the home of Rev. A. V. Hunt
er, pastor of the M. E. Church of
this city, Rev. Hunter being an old
friends of the contracting parties.
The marriage lines were read by
Rev. Hunter at an appointed hour.
The happy young, couple were at
tended by the groom's sister. Miss
Sophia Koester of Weeping Water
and Mr. faul Gerard of Weeping
Water. Congratulations and best
picture show and turn, the balance
to Armenain relief.
"In accordance with General Or
der No. 4 from the Adjutant Gener
al. Captain Rawls dismissed the com
pany and here we are."
wishes were showered on the happy
young couple after the marriage
ceremony. Miss Nutzman is a daugh
ter of Mr. Ernest Xutzman of near
Avoca end is a very accomplished
young lady and has a large circle of
friends, whose best wishes will ever
! attend them in her new home. Mr.
Koester is a sou of Deitrich Koester
of near Weeping Water and i a
prosperous young farmer of this
county. Mr. and Mrs. Koester de
parted for the east on No. 2 over the
Turlington last evening, where they
will visit relatives and friends at
various points for a few days.
WILL ANDREWS WRITES TO HIS
MOTHER TELLING HOW HE IS
GIVE THEM HEARTY GREETING
The letter Written This Year. Ex
pressing Hope He Will Soon
Be Able To Be Home.
From Friday's I'SiUv.
Moitron. France. Jan. 1919.
Dear Home Folks:
I will write you a few lines to let
you know I am well and most truly
hope you are the same. How is
everybody over there by this time.
Well, this big war is over now, and
the next thing is to get home. Now
I don't know jut when that time
is to come. It, hard to tell, but
I don't think it is- going to be very
long from now. We are going to
move from this place in 2 or 3 days
anyway. How long did Ethel stay
up home and what is Jim doing now
and where do they live now? Do
they live down in Langdon yet? Has
Sis gone to work yet? I got a let
ter from her and Laura tke other
clay, and also got a letter from Edna
and all to and they said that they
was all well and. I have got to answ
er her letter tonight yet. I hope wc
get to come home before long, so I
can get back to work. I don't know
whether I will go back on the truck
or go out on the farm. If "Yes needs
anybody I think I will go out and
work for him. but if I can get that
oil station Bennison promised me. I
will take it "and go back to work for
John D.. that is much easier than
farming. I got your box all O. K.
Was that all the one you sent me or
not. From the way Sis wrote I
have got another one on the road.
She said she sent three cartoons of
cigarettes but I only got 2 cartons
and 3 handkerchiefs. Where is Sis
working at now. How is Grandma
getting along by this time. Is she
able to be up and arouna yet. This
is sure some country over here.
seems like it rains all the time over
here. It is clear one rninute and the
next it is raining. We are down
prettv well in the southern part of
France now. and still going south.
We are not doing much now. Just
a little drilling and lectures. Well
I ?uess I have wrote about all the
news I can think of new, so I will
say good night. With lots of love
to you all. So answer soon, hoping
to see you all within the next 2
PYT. WM. ANDREWS.
Address: 6th Sant. Train 6th
Dlv. Field Hospital Co. 4 0. Aroer.
Exped. Forces. Yia N. Y.
MOTOR OVER FROM LINCOLN
Fmm Friday's DHv. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hall, of Lin
coln, motored to this city yesterday
to attend to some important business
matters. Mr.' Hall is agent for the
Buick cars in Lincoln. They return
ed home yesterday afternoon, being
accompanied by Mrs. D. C. Morgan
and Miss Catherine Schracht. who
will visit Mr. and Mrs. Hallum and
family. Miss Catherine will return
home Saturday, while Mrs. Morgan
will make a more extended visit.
Lost Lat winter, when Mrs. Ag
new'e household goods were packed
at Sixth and Vine, a box of bedding.
Reward tor infornjatioH. 211 So.
33rd St., Omaha, Xebr. tfw
SHOW 'THEM YOU ARE GLAD 01
THEIR RETURN. THEY ARE
GLAD TO BE HOME AND YOU
MAKES INQUIRIES OF FRIENDS
Express To Them The Gladness We
Feel That the War Was Won
Some of the boys have arrived in
the city during our absence of a few
days, and perhaps we have not had
an opportunity to notice them, but
we have noticed Geo. Con is. who has
returned and will take up his busi
ness here again. Mr. Co,nis is a fine
young man as is also his brother
Samuel Con is. George went to the
service, and when his services are
not needed, he returns to take up
his business again of which he has
made a success. Last evening we
changed cars at Kansas City, and
had several hours to wait. We
could not help but observe the sold
ier boys, as they came pouring in
from Camp Funston for their depart
ure for their homes over the coun
try. All a healthy, strong set of
young manhood. The absolute pep
rf these red blood young americans.
made one glad tthat is an American
himself. They came trooping in to
the big station with the abandon,
and care free manner of the youth
of this company, in groups. with
the hoys whom they had. served
with, and knowing. . that . at the
parting which was in so many in
stances, was to take place. there
would "be their last meeting for
years, and many forever. They had
been thrown into each others com
pany, and as they are likable young
people, it is no wonder they did not
like to part from each other. True
in many instances the friendships
will be kept up. and they will see
each other again, but in many in
stances they will not. As they shook
hands, we could see that it was with
much relectance they parted, not in
frequently was the tremor of the
voice as they said good bye a token
of the feeling which would come to
the service. We watched the boy
jump from the train at his. home
town, and with what affection he
was greeted by the home folks, and
the casual friend, at the station, and
if no one was there, how straight he
went for the home and the loved
ones. A sad part was thougn when
a portion of them came with one
hand or one foot gone and perhaps
an eye gone. They have done their
duty, and did it well and may will
feel happy in being able to ?.et home
after their excellent service. Do
not forgt to go take the young man
by the hand and with a real inter
est in him and a thankfulness for
what he has done for this country
or yours or ours and of his. tell him
you appreciated "his return, his go
ing and the sacrifice which he made
for us all. He is a human being
and will appreciate the expressions
of gratitude and friendliness from
you. The giving of these expres
sions will only make us the richer.
SUSTAINS FRACTURE OF LEG.
From Friday's Dally.
While riding cn a delivery wagon
a few days since. Wood row Wilson
York, had the misfortune to be
shook off the wagon, which ran over
him fracturing one of the bones of
his leg. The fracture was reduced.
and young Woodrow is feeling bet
ter, though still causing much suf
YES THEY SHOWED US,
From Friday's Daily.
A few days since the reporter of
this paper and his good wife jour
neyed down into Missouri. where
the inhabitants 'Shpwed Us, that is
they showed us around over the
country, in an endeavor to sell us
some of the land of their state. They
did it, thank you. But were not
without appreciation to the friend
liness of the citizens of that state,
and to the mildness and salubrity
of the climate, and productiveness
and geniality of the soil. Both in
southern Missouri and Kansas. at
both of which places we were, they
were farming yesterday. As we
came through a little town in south
west Misouri, Bois d'Arc. the people
had their ferns and geraniums and
oilier kinds of plants put on the
walk and sprinkling them. Seemed
like summer, even if if was still in
From Friday's Daily.
Will Neuman received his dis
charge from the navy a few days
since, and expects to be at home by
the end of the week. Will, after the
armistice had been signed, did not
care to remain in the service, as
most of t'.e boys are the same way,
and as he would have been trans
ferred to some place else in a short
time made application for a dis
charge .and had tame granted. Will
will return to Plattsmouth. and en
gage in some occupation here. In
the case of the request for a dis
charge the government does not pay
for the home coming, and on that
account the funds for his transpor
tation had to be forwarded to him
before he could come home.
INJURES HAND WHILE AT
HIS WORK FEW LAYS AGO
Henry Born Has End of His Finger
Canght in Sausage Mill and
Lacerates It Badly.
Fr"m Saturda'-'F Daily
A couple of days ago. while in the
act of making sausage, Henry Born.
living wst of the city, was feeding
the sausage machine, pressing the
meat down with his fingers, when
me of the fingers went into the mill
with the result that it was lacerated
badlv bv the knives of the machine.
which had a tendency to draw the
finger, and in fact the whole hand,
into the machine. Mr. Born is suf
fering greatly from the effect of the
injury, and was indeed fortunate in
that the whole hand 'was not drawn
into the machine.
FROM THE ARMY
From Saturdav'p Dally.
Yesterday Harvey Burke. Charles
Wince, and Charles Hadraba, arriv
ed in the city from Camp Dodge.
where they had been mustered out
of the service a few days since. They
have been in the army for many
months, and heretofore been located
at Camp Custer, Michigan and from
there came to Camp Dodge for their
The boys while there was any
prospect for their services, were anx
ious to do their part, were as they
-ay 'rearing to go', but with the war
over they 'are glad to get back to
civil life, and will take up the work
again, and do their best on the battle
of life just as they did in the train
Box paper from 25c to $5.00 at
he Journal office.
A SERVICE MESSAGE
100 Banking Connection
HE man who does all of his banking
- business with one bank receives more
benefits and better service than the man
who splits his accounts among several.
By centralizing your business you deal with only
one set of officers: the confidential details of your af
fairs are known to the fewest number of persons.
Further, by centralizing-your business you establish,
a credit rating an invaluable asset which will be
unknown if your resources are scattered.
A 100 connection with a 100 bank is a paying
proposition. We consider this a 100 bank.
First National Bank
ii ii in Tft nroT
LHIU IU ncoi
MRS. T. B. SALMON. FORMERLY
MISS EVA FOX. SLEEPS IN
OAK HILL CEMETERY.
FUNERAL AT H. N. DOVEY HOME
Remains Accompanied from Home on
the Pacific Coast by Husband
of the Deceased Lady.
From Saturday's Dally.
Thursday night T. B. Salmon ar
rived in the city, accompanying the
remains of his wife, Mrs. Eva Fox
Salmon, who died at their home in
the west some little time go. At the
time of her death, all the remaining
members of the family were no sick
it was impossible for them to come
here for the burial. Accordingly,
the remains were held until Mr. Sal
mon should become sufficiently re
covered to permit of making the
The funeral was held yesterday
afternoon at the home of MV. -and
Mrs. H. N. Dovey, but on account of
the illne of Mr. Dovey, it was con
ducted very quietly, thus adding to
the solemnity of the occasion, whi'h
is very sad.
Miss Eva Fox was born in this
city and lived here during ber girl
hood. She had a host of friends in
Plattsmouth who mourn her depar
ture. The sorrow of the husband
and father of their young son was
dep. and grief is felt for the young
son thus left without the advice and
guidance of a mother.
Rev. H. G. MeCluskey conducted
the ceremonies and the body was
consigned to the tomb by the loving
hands of friends, there to repose un
til the pounding of the trumpet on
the last great judgment day. when
the joyous meeting of long parted
friends shall come.
THEIR DAUGHTER HAS ARRIVED
From SaturdaV Dally.
This morning the young daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Petersen jr.
weighing just nine pounds, arrived
and will make her home with the
happy parent, s who are overjoyed to
have young Miss Petersen with
We do not smoke, but a very good
cigar was pressed upon us, as an
expression of the happy father, who
is just now thinking more of the
joy at the home than of the picture
business of which he is a past mast
er. The mother and little one are
feeling pretty well, thank you.
Mrs. H. A. Roessler departed this
morning for Omaha, where she will
visit with friends for the day.
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