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PLATTSMOUTH, NETEASEA, THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 1919.
ALTPED vilLSCN, FORMERLY OF
THIS CITY. A MEMBER OF
WRITES m. NETTIE COVERT
Cf the Atlantic Horse, vrith Whom
He Made His Heme Trior to
Enlisting at Clenwocd.
Frm W'f ne s" j y's Iai!".
"Tex" Alfred Wilson, who former
y worked i". the Furl ini-t on :brips
lore, and who with eis.ht other boys
from here wen: to C ! 11 woo1! when
war wifi ! -dared and eali.-tol it:
the Gl-n wood r(jn;j;ar.y of the Iowa
-ilt iT:u 1 guards, already picked to
be amou the early arrivals ov-r-ts,
- has written a letter to Mrs.
Hettie t'livri, with whom he made
In.-. home while here, and whom he
alvays railed mother. Iii the letter.
I.io.t of which is reproduced below,
he tell of life with the arn:y of
or-cupat ion :
O'oerzesscn. Germany, Feb. 11.
I:ir Mo: her:
Well. I thought I would write yen
a i'.v. line.-, this everir.g ai.d l-?t you
i.u.-w t ha. I im nil right, as::! hcr-
!!: is I - r t . r vi;I find you tf:e same.
And how :s old riatt.-nouth ? I
a ih I i r- t her- this evening to
fu.-s with you for a whil". 'Veil we
haven't had miK-; cold weather. We
have had considerable snow s, ir:i'
-hri-tni-s. ? hough v. Ii-1 tjoi. t:c
fore that tin:1. Y boys go coam
ing r very nitht and sure hae 1. good
time. We at" i.ot allowed to go
co . lit '-; wiih the German girb hut
still v e coast wih them wh-:i the
officers ur" not around. They ar noi
like the American girls a' all.
I do rot think I shall bring home
very many souvenirs, as I cannot get
the things I want. I a;n gcinir to
pet a kodak and take some pictures
before I come back.
I want you tr save a good dinner
for me when I come home. When 1
arrive. I v ill expect to stay fir about
a month and then to for a vhit with
my folks. aft?r which I r.'-.y return
ai.d go to work for the LuriinTt'jm
I could get. a job with ILiirv Ford,
at Detroit. Well, tcil all tin? folks
hello for r.:e; also tell Ilael hello
don't forg-.-t her. Tell h-r I will
send her a ticture of the Rhine rivor
soon. Goodbye. I hop? to her.r f rv.-in
you soon. Wiih lov: to all.
Co. 1. ;':h luf- Am. Kx. Fcrce.
TEACHERS ENJOY A
Attend Ietir Attired in -Gyri'
Suits and Enaje in Indoor
Game of Easeball.
Frnn TV'ednesda y"s Faiiy.
The teachers of the city schofds
held their soch'l meeting at the
i:i:;h i.ehool ginnosium on Monday
The committee that h?.d be-n ap
pointed to prepare games and amuse
ments, had requested that each of
the teachers come attired in their
When all had arrived t the gym
nasium, the committee in charge an
nounced that they-would indulge in
an indoor game of baseball. The
teams v ere selected ard for the
greater portion of the evening par
ticipated in a very exciting gamp of
ball. This provoked nruch merri
ment and laughter and the frolic
was thoroughly enjoyed by the city
. After the games of ball, the fleet
ing moments were devo'id to various
other stunts the committee had
During the course of the evening's
entertainment, delicious refreshments
were servtd to which all did ample
At a rather unusuai:y late hour
the instructer-s dispersed, declaring
they had spent another delightful
RETURNED HOME TODAY.
From "AVilntfiaj's raily.
This inornins Jlenry Steinhauer
and daughter Mrs. II. J. Henneirar,
departed for Omaha. where they
went to assist Mrs. Sieinhauer on
her return from the hospital, wjiere
Eh has been fr many mouths, and
where she underwent :ne delicate
and serious operations and who lias
been ecu valescinsr for some time,
and whose condition, is now such
that the attending physicians
thought it well for her to return to
her home. The family and many
friends will be well pleaded that
Mrs. Steinhauer is so improved that
she can. t this time returned to her
WILL RETURN THE
. BODIES OF MARINES
Heavy Casuties Suffered in France
by JIarine Units All to be
Buried in the TJ. S.
From '.Ve'l nesihi y's Iciily.
Marines j;nd sailors who died in
France will have a final resTintr place
beneath the soil of the land whose
fhS they so loved that they pne
their lives in defense of it.
Official a nifO'incement is made by
the Fnited States Marine Forps thru
the ofcer in chariro of the Kansas
City Fecruitint; District, 01 Main
rtre't. Kai.sas City, Misso:iri. that
arrar.iroments are htin fnade to ex
htimelie bodies of all Marines and
Sailors buried in France and return
them to the Fni'el F.tates. Parents
or relatives of thes'- heroes may take
charge cf the bodies and bury them
in their home towns, if they choor-e,
and $100 funeral expenses will be
allowed by the Marino Forps in such
ca--es. Otherwise the body will be
!:;id to rest in a special s-ection of
Arlington ."jtiorar Cemetery at
Varhir;tr.ri. The Marines suffered
loR per cent casualties in France,
the fiirurcs covering the original
strength of the Fifth and Sixth Iiejri
met:ts of Marines and all replacr
i.er.ts. Many bo.-pital corpsmen cf
the Navy, serving with the Marines,
were kil-ed in action and are also
affected by the order.
FOLKS AT MASONIC
Of cts cf Kindness cn Behalf of
Citizens of Fl?.ttsiaouth to En
tertain Them Frequently.
Frorr. Wednesdn y'. lai'.y.
Lar-t evening, ltev. H. G. McClus
key, with his moving picture out
fit, was ct the Masonic home, where
ho gave an excellent entertainment
and was accompanied by a quartet
frrm the Presbyterian church, of
which lif is pastor. The quartet
furnished some excellent music and
those living at the home had a very
enjoyable evening r.s a result of the
thought fulness and kindliness of a
few people, who found pleasure in
making them happier. Last Sunday
the chorus of the Christian church,
under the direction of Mrs. W. L.
Scott and with an array of pleasing
speakers, including the pastor, visit
ed the home and provided a very
enjoyable afternoon to those livmg
The fact that some of the citizens
and church people of" Plattsmouth
take advantage of the occasion to go
to the home and bring cheer from
the oi.tfh'e world to them is most
pleasing to those who live at the
home, many of whom are in such a
fcible condition as to make it im
possible for them to get out into
the world a,t all. It is these who es
pecially enjoy the visits and thru
the Superintendent and Matron. Mr.
Scott and wife, they wish to express
their appreciation of the kindness.
Mr. Scott, who has been superin
tendent of the home but a few
months, extends an invitation to
the people of Plattrmouth and vi
inttv tn come to the home more, as
it is a home for the whole state and
'should be appreciated by th people
let this city, and they should make it
'their aim to aid in making as happy
'as possible the old folks who reside
A hcuehold remedy in America
for 2f. years Dr. Thomas' Eclectic
Oil. For cuts, sprains, burns, scalds,
bruises.- 30c and COc. At all drug
LAID TO BEST
IN LOCAL CEME
THE REMAINS OF MRS. MAYME
LEWIS. NEE MISS BARKER
BURIED AT OAK HILL.
LIVED HERE FOR MANY YEARS
Died At Raymer. Colorado A Few
Days Since. Arrived This Morn
ing V7ith Hustand In Charge.
From WfcJneMlny's Hail"
This morning accompanied by his
brother Edward" Lewis and family,
of Grant, Nebraska, and father-in-law,
W. 11. Parker .f Raymer, Colo..
John Lewis arrived from his home in
the wert bringing 'the remains cf
his wife Mrs.- Mayme Lewi-:, former
ly Miss Mayme Parker, tn this place
Mrs. Lewis was born near this
city and lived here during her child
hood, and was married here, and
with the husband lived near this
city, and later near Tekamah. hue
a few years since moved to the
west, where they located at Raymer.
Cclorado. Here they were eni-ged
in farming. It was on the farm
home that the death s.ncel ph.-red
his finger on the household, calling
the beloved wife and mother to the
other land, w her" the sorrows which
are a part rf the lifetime here as
taken away. The mother and wife
leaves the father and three little
children to mourn what we think
an untimely departure, with the
world full rf gladness, the loeirer
husband ami children who idolized
the mother, and a home filled with
joy. truly the King of Shadows loves
a shining mark, and sore indeed are
the luarts cf tiie loved ones Ifft. at
the lof-s of the one who has made thr
home so bright.
The funeral was held this af;er
no?.n frcm th- Christian church,
the R?v. L. W. Scott officiating, and
the remains with tender and loving
kindne's was laid to rest, in the
ouiet church, yard, to await the
trump of the angel, who hall put
those who sleep in Jeus aris? to
everlasting life, to meet the loved
ones who have waited long the
meeting, which is to re-unite the
broken ties, severed here on earth.
But Bid Net Let That Alter Hi
Plans cf Moving Wife Visit
irrr Here at Fresent.
From Tuesday's Daily.
On the noon train today. I'. E.
Ruffncr and Mrs. Edwin Ruffncr ar
rived for a short visit, Mr. Ruffner
coming down from Omaha, where he
has been making his home and Mrs.
Ruffner coming from their femer
home at Obert. They are just now
moving to St. Edwards, where they
will make their heme in the future.
Mr. Edwin (Grover) Ruffner, the
husband, while engaged at the ele
vator where he was employed, had
the misfortune to get caught by the
erevator cups, cutting his face bad
ly and tearing out a number of his
teeth together- with portions of the
jaw bone only a few days ago. The
injuries were so severe the services
of a surgreen were necessary. But,
as they had their house hold goods
all loaded to remove to St. Edwards.
Mr. Ruffner persisted in accompany
ing the goods, to the new home and
getting theni in shape to begin house
keeping again. After he shall have
gotten things in shape his wife will
conclude her visit here and join him
in their new home.
Spring Cleaning Time Is Here.
If a house needs spring cleaning,
how about the human body after a
winter of indoor life and heavy
food? Don't suffer from indigestion,
biliousness, bad brer.th. bloating,
gas or constipation, when relief can
be so easily had. Foley Cathartic
Tablets clean stomach and bowels
and tone up the liver. Sold everywhere.
IS RETURNING TO CAMP DODGE
Geort-e Hanson from near N'o
kawka, Wus a vi-itor in the city for
a fdiort time, having come to bring
with him Andrew PauFrm. who L;is
been Fpr-ndinfr a short furlough at
his old l ome near Nehawka. and is
just n:"v returning to his station in
the f.i my service at Camp D-:'ge.
Mr. Paulson who Vent to the ser
vice from here on the 22nd of last
July, lias been retained at Camp
Dodge, since tLen a cook, and
has just now been er joying a short
furlough, with friends a:id relatives
near N'eli.i vkn. He returned to take
up his work again.
A FORMER CASS
DIES i'i THE WEST
TELEGRAM RECEIVED HERE
THE SAD ITEWC
Remains cf Mrs. John Lewis to Ar
rive Kerc Wcds?sday from
From Ti!- dav's T.mily.
C. II. Reynold 1 r-veivcl mes-
.-nge vc-terdav from hi rr.n. Je.hr.
F. LcwiS. of Ryr.tev. Colorado, ap
prising him of the defh of the lat
ter's wife li that pL:ce yesterday
Mr. rnd Mrs." Lewi have been re-
stding at J.ynyr on:y at-ou a year,
tirevious to whieh tirav they lived in
Neiraskp. Tl.ey a re. termer. re-L-
;',", of Piatta mouth, aavir.:; remov
ed from this vicinity a number of j
yrars ago. but were here on a vi-i:
last spri'ig. They btMe three child
ren, ss'fd re-r"ctiv?y-'Tfir.e. - wven
and four y ars.
The remains will arrive here or
Wednesday. afur which arrange
ments will be made known a.s to the
WILL SOON OPEN
E. J. HALSTEAD. MEAT CUTTER
WITH II ATT STOLE FOR A
NUMBER CF YEARS
Is Preparing to Engage in Er.siness
for Himself or South Sixth
From M.mil.iv'f D.-i.v
P. J. Ilalstead. who has been in
the meat business most all his life,
and located in Fir-m mouth for tae
pant number of years, with the firm
of Geo. Thomas t'c Co., and later
with Hatt & Sen. has just recently
severed his connection with he lat
ter firm, and will K-on open a new
market on Sixth Street, in what is
known as the Union block. Mr.
Hal t end will be located in the room
formerly occupied by the Peoples'
Store, and expects to be cpen and
ready for business some time be
tween now and the 2."th of the pres
ent month, or just as soon as the
building can be placed in readiness
for occupancy. Mr. vIIaltend need
no introduction t: the people of
riattrmou'.h and vicinity, as his
number of years stay in thi city has
given him a good reputation as a
IS INSPECTING THE LIGHTING.
From Tuesday's Tat'iv
An expert electrician from Lin
coln, was in the city this morning
inspecting the electrical wiring at
the new High School buildins, as
the workmen, in installing the elec
trical wiring brad in snme way got
a cro-s in the wires, which put one
light out when all were wanted to
turn on. This will place the entire
system in the best of condition.
FOR SALE 2 HERF0RD EULLS
I have for sale, two oung high
bred registered Herford bulls, four
teen and fifteen months of age re
rpectively. Inquire of Fred T.
Ramge. " Phones 102 and 532.
Plattsmouth. Neb. . 5-tfw
BONUS TO ALL
S63 TO OFFICERS AND ENLISTED
MEN BY VIRTUE OF LATE
HOW TD APPLY FOR THE .MONEY
Send Discharge Papers and Letter to
Zone Finance 0fHcer. Lemon
Eldg.. Washington, E. C.
From Mnnilay's Ia!'.y.
Plattsmouth solclieis t.ii sailors
who have returned to civil life, anil
who were not paid the $G0 bonus
provided for all men in the serviee
by a recent act cf congress, at the
time of their discharge will be in
terested in '.-? proper procedure to
follow in order to obtain this sum.
Already a ;;ood number of those
entitled to this bonus have forward
ed th" necessary papers to Washing
ton, but it is p.;timateil that at least
a million and a quarter persons over
lie country a? large were discharg
ed before this enactment became op
?rativn, and so. while payments will
be made rs expeditiously as practic
able, i will manifestly take consid
erable tin:? to write and mail this
For the last two weeks and con
tinuing in the future all those who
are discharged from the service re
ceive this bonus on the same roll or
voucher upon which they are paid
their final pay.
Thotw who have been discharged,
and who have received their final
pay without the SCO. 00 bonus, shcruld
wrPe a letter to the Zon- Finance
Officer, Lemon I'.uilding, Washington.
D. C stating their service since
April (1, lf17. the date of last dis
charge and their present address to
which they desire their bonus check
to be seiM. and enclosing with this
htter their discharge certificate or
aiilitary cr.ler for discharge and
both, if both were used.
Fron the receipt y the Zone Fi
nance Officer. Washington, D. C, of
this information and the soldier's
discharge certificate, this officer will
au'-.c el tel:j, to be drawn and mailed
to the claimants in the order in
which their claims wera received by
him. The discharge certificate will
be returned to the soldier with the
HOME GUARDS GET
County Commissioners Vote to Give
Each Man His Suit Eistribn
tion This Evening.
f'rorr Mohilav's r.iflv.
The board of county commission
ers has voted to give the suits which
the members of the Home Guards
wore during the time of their orga
nisation and which, on the occasion
of their recent disbanding, were
returned to the custody of the com
missioners, to the individuals com
prising the different companies as
their own personal property. Ser
geants J. vr. Holmes and F. M. Des
tor will be at the armory in the
court house this evening from 7:00
to 7:30 to distribute the suits to
the members of the company.
' $ LOOKS BETTER ALREADY.
From Tuesday's Dally.
We dropped into the store of E. G.
Dovey & Son this noon as we came
to work, and what a revelation has
the paint, which M. M. Beal and A.
J. Harris have been applying for
some time, has wrought in the ap
pearance of the place. The . color
had been on the dark order before,
and the new paint and it being light
in color, has wonderfully changed
the appearance in the place, giving
it much more cheerful appearance.
with the warm tones wheih the dex
terous brushes of the two deft work
men has w-Tought. The gentlemen
are excellent workmen, and to this
the changed appearance of the place
will abundantly testify.
ADJUSTS THE INSURANCE.
From Monday's Dnily.
H. M. Guile the adjuster of the
Phoenix Insurance company was in
the city last Saturday and accom
panied by Geo. R. Sayles went to
Cedar Creek where the loss of John
F. Wolf on the stock of auto sup
plies was adjusted. Mr. Wolf had
the business in excellent shape, with
all the invoices and sales, so that it
could be easily assiimtlated by the
adjuster, the policy was for $2,500
and the loss was complete, while the
invoices showed a stock of over ?,,
S00.00 the entire amount of the pol
icy was allowed.
VERY PRETTY WED
DING ON SATURDAY
Vernon S. Fleischman. of Nehawka,
and Miss Lela M. Anderson,
of Union, are Married.
Frm ynnilav Dally.
On last Saturday evening at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon T. Arn.
occurred the wedding of Mr. Ver
non S. Fleischman, of Nehawka, and
?.Iiss Lela M. Anderson, of Union.
Miss Anderson being the sister of
Mrs. Arn. The ceremony was per
formed by the Rev. A. V. Hunter, of
the Methodist church, and was wit-
lessed by only the immediate mem
bers of the family..
Yesterday a wedding dinner was
had. at which the family and friends
participated. Grandmother A. J. An
derson, mother of the bride, was
present from Union, and gave her
blessing to the happy couple. The
newly married couple will visit here
for a short time and will then de
part for the west where they will
visit at the home of a brother of
ibe bride. Mrs. Charles Anderson
and wife for some weeks. After see
ing a good bit of the west they will
return and make their home on the
farm near Nehawka. Doth the bride
and groom are among the best peo
ple of this county and come from old
and well-known families. They have
host of friejids who are glad to
extend congratulations, in which the
Journal joins most heartily.
WILL UNDERGO AN OPERATION.
From Tuesday's Da!l.
Harry Warthern departed this
afternoon for Omaha, where he goes
to consult a specialist, regarding
the re-appearance of a Master Tu
mor, behind his lef.t ear, and where
he had to have an. operation which
is the service for its removal. He
had thought he was well, but its re
appearance causes considerable anx
iety, as he will have to go to the
hospital for treatment and an opera
tion in order to have the growth re
Wall Paper, Paints, Glass. Picture
Framing. Frank Gobe'man.
A Service message
Money to Loan
The Modern Way
IN the old days the mdhey lender made
loans providing security and terms
were satisfactory quite regardless of
whether the thing to be promoted would be
a benefit to the borrower.
This method of making loans is considered "poor
business" according to modern standards. Today the
borrower gets, besides needed funds, whole-hearted
help in making- these funds produce desired results.
Loans made at this bank are rrrsde on this basis.
First National Bank
PLATTSMOUTH CITIZEN PASSES
AWAY YESTERDAY MORN
ING IN HOSPITAL.
WAS MEMBER OF GRAND ARMY
Enlisted for Service from Indiana
Came to Nebraska to Reside
From j. ues.lay's Daily.
Pearson T. Walton, one of the fin
est old gentle'men in Plattsmouth,
being well advanced in years, died
yesterday morning at the Ford hos
pital in Omaha, where he went a
few days ago to undergo an opera
tion for the removal of a growth 0:1
the prostrate gland, which had giv
en him much trouble of late. Follow
ing the operation, he teemed to be
making good progress, until sud
denly he was taken worse "and died
in a short time.
Mr. Walton had lived in this city
for the past four years, during which
time he won a large number of warm
friends by his frank and open man
ner, jje was a member of the Grand
Army of the Republic, responding to
the call of his country when then a
resident of Indiana in 1S01.
After the war he came west and
was a resident of Sutton for a Ion;
time, later moving to Independence,
Iowa, later corning to Plattsmouth
to reside about four years, ago.
Mr. Walton was twice married,
having lost his first wife. He hm n
son living in Omaha, where it has
been arranged to hold the funeral
tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock and
interment 'will be in Forest Lawn
cemeterv near that city.
ADJUDGED AS BEING INSANE.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Yesterday cn charge? preferred
by the superintendent of the county
farm, where he was rtaying. Adolph
Redake, when given a hearing before
the beard of insanity, was adjudged
insane, and sentenced to a term cf
treatment at the hospital for the in
sane. Mr. Redake has been tit the
county farm for some four years,
and his condition has been, so bad
that with the facilities he could not
well be retained there, and given
the care and treatment which case
deserved. Sheriff C. D. Quint on de
parted this morning with the un
fortunate for the hospital for the in
sane at Lincoln, where he will be
cared for and if possible restored to
his right state of mind.
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