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.PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1919.
PLATTSMOUTH LODGE NO. 739, IS
INCREASING ITS MEMBER
TWENTY-SEVEN JOINED ORDER
And Already Four More Applications
are Up May Initiate a Sec
ond Class Next Month.
From Wednesday's Iuiiy.
The largest single class of mem
bers ever taken into the local lodge
iif Elks, and we dare say into any
local lodge for that matter, was ini
tiated into the mysteries of Platts
mouth Iodge No. 739. B. P. O. E.. at
its regular meeting last night. In
all there were twenty-seven candi
dates, and but for the absence of
two whose applications had been
favorably passed upon there would
have been twenty-nine. These two
will be held over and a second class
of almost equal size will be initiated
during, the coming month, applica
tions for membership having already
been proposed. The members are
making an eflo.rt to secure available
good material and induce them
become- members of the order.
According to the by laws of the
order no more than twenty can be. to the city five people, four claiming
initiated into the order at any one their home as Omaha, while the fifth
time without a special dispensation J comes from St. Joseph. Mo. The of
fif.m district headquarters. This was ( ficcrs had expected to capture them
secured a few days ago. enabling the with the goods on their persons, or
!:vjse to put through the large class having it in charge, but all they did
ai one session. J get was the artillery and flash lights.
A largo attendance was present to or dark lanterns, the men carried,
witness the work which was very They were placed in the county
ably put on under the efficient di-. jail to await action and the filing of
ree f ion of H. A. Schneider, Exaulted charges against t hem.
Ruler of Plattsmouth Ixnlge and the! Upon arraignment before County
candidates were given cause long to Judge Beeson the entire crowd plead
remember "the impressive scenes at-. guilty" to exceeding the speed limits.
tti!!jr.t npoti their initiation into and were assesed a fine, the driver
This purely American society, whicli . drawing $5 and the others $2 each,
stands tr benevolence and prof ec-. together with costs, amounting In
tiou. all to $24.70. The. fines were paid
After the initiatory ceremonies r-zd : promptly and the crowd were given
been concluded, officers of the lodge their liberty. They gave their names
and the newly admitted brethren'aa J. E. ."Nice. .Roscoe Nice. Thomas
h:v.led i lino t . prrwessiou that Lci.iegh.' J.' L. Leiiieghf and G. E.
P-';r"d from the lodge room through Crouse.
a!j acijoinrnir room "where a buffet ! " ' " '
luncheon was served, with coffee.
'.Her and near-beer., for beverages.
The procession continued back thru.
:rrothcr door into the lodge room, j
v.-bore tle members elected to eat.'
drink and be merry iMit il a late hour. '
ledge N'o. . 739 has'
iron-! of not only the!
rfuj-'ui to" feel prou
vie of :be class initiated Ia.t night., Waterloo. Nebraska.
!; i,f the character and personal j -
'ialiti.'.-' of each individual member j Sunday evening Glen Niell arriv
s s well. While the lodge desires to : ed home from New-York, having been
-:-"re a ? many new members as pos-'a'vay for shout a year and a half.
itU it b: -no: propose to admit to during which time he has been in
tre,i:1n-rhip anybody and everybody, the Navy. He was first sent to San
and certainly no finer testimonial of Krancisco. being rtationcd for a time
fins fact iinl't be produced than that 'at Mare Island, then getting his
apparent froMi tics; comprising the chance at Pacific waters and later
liTe c!ats taking the work
WILL FARM THIS YEAR.
Fi"m TucmI.iv'ii laiiv.
Mr. and Mrs. II. L.. Gamer who
have made their home in Omaha, foi
time past, are moving to the
farm which was recently occupied
bv George L. Mcisinger, near Cedar
Creek, and v. ill farm for the coming
j ear. Mr. Garner has been employ
ed with the- Union Pacific as an
electrician, and is an expert in that
lin. Mr. Charles Allen will make
his hoin with them, and will do
bis portion of the work on the farm
having engaged with them for the
period of seven months. Mr. Allen
is an expert farmer, and has had an
abundance of experience in that
line. Mis. Gainer was formerly
Miss Blanche Robertson.
From Wednesday's La!iy.
WERE HERE LOCAT
ING A HOUSE SITE
J. H. HulTe and Capt. Harry
Greer and wife were in this city
yesterday from their home in Lin
coln, where they come to locate a
site for the construction of a house
and barn, on the farm which Is
owned by Mr. Huffe and on which
Mr. S. E. Wixon lives, near Rock
Bluffs. Captain Greer has but a
short time since returned from the
frout in France, where he was In
the trenches for ten months, and
lias since bis return to America a
few months since, been giving mili
tary training at a. camp in the east.
SEED CORN FOR SALE.
Extra good early
corn. John Long, 2
miles east of
ARE VISITING WITH FRIENDS.
From vVadn6ay' Dally.
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. E. E.
Or.bun. mother of Mr. M. S. Brigfs.
and Mrs. W. L. Hunnlcntt. aister of
Mrs. Brigffs. of Indianola. Iowa, ar
rived in this city and are visiting
with their sister. Mrs. Ozbun has
visited here a number of times the
last summer, when she spent the
summer with her daughter. Mrs.
Hunuicutt has not visited in this
city for about twenty-six years.
ROUNDED UP A
STATE "HOUNDS" APPREHEND
FIVE SUSPECTS ARMED TO
MUCH DOING LAST EVENING
'Wearie Willies" Suspected of Being
Bootleggers. Have No Booze
One Was Intoxicated.
Last evening there was something
doing for a considerable part of the
night in and about the city, and not
the least exciting of all was the ap
prehension of four alleged bootleg
gers, two of whom had been convict
ed in the county court here in the
past, and two others with reputa
tions, and whom the state men bad
been shadowing for some time.
State Agents Mathewig. Buell and
Klannigan this morning brought in-
IS HOME ON FUR-
I DilflH FROM NAVY
LUUUll I llUltl llHl I
Glen Neill is Spending a Few Days
with Relatives Here and at
I was changed to the Atlantic. He is
jnow stationed on the "Rochester"
and has made a number of trips over
the Atlantic since beins stationed In
eastern vaters. He comes home on
a ten day furlough, exclusive of
traveling time. . Glen has been visit
ing with relatives in the city for the
past few days and this morning de
parted for Omaha. ' and from there
will go to Waterloo, Nebraska, to
spend a short time with relatives
before the expiration of 1m furlough
when he will be required to return
to the east coast and take up his
work on board the Rochester again.
RECEIVES NOMINAL JUDGMENT.
In the case in Justice court this
morning, wherein Geo. II. Dennis
brought suit against Dederich
Koester, for payment for the draw
ing of plans and making specifica
tions for building to be erected, a
judgment was awarded the plain
tiff in the sura of fifty dollars and
Mr. Dennis was represented by C.
E. Tefft, Weeping Water's attorney,
while Mr. Koester had his interests
in the case looked after by D. O.
Dwyer of this city. Mr. Koester
will make arrangements for perfect
ing an appeal to the district court.
IS PASSING THE
From Wednesday's Dally.
. Jasper M. Young, who has lived
in this city for many a year, and has
raised bees and sold honey to the
inhabitants of this peaceful little
city, this day passed his 66th year.
and is feeling pretty fine, thank
yen. He received a "present via par
cel poit this morning from his sis
ter Mrs. W. R. Olmstead of Carrol,
which, he appreciated very much.
TELLS OF TRIP
TO CUBA ON U.
S. S. ALABAMA
GEORGE LAMPHERE WRITES IN
TERESTING LETTER TO HIS
HAD FINE TARGET PRACTICE
Five Gun Turrets on Board Says
Very Warm in Cuba Pens
Best Regards to All.
Mrs. George Lamphere. Sr.. is in
receipt of a letter from her son.
George, who is a member of the U.
S. N., and has just lately made a
trip from New York to Cuba. The
U. S. S. Alabama, March Z.
Dearest Mother and All:
Just a few lines to let you know
I am still alive. But its damned hot.
The water here is S6 degrees and the
heat in the sun from 110 to ll.r de
grees. Talk aoou tine sunny soucn;
these South seas are "L
Well, we've been out with the New-
York and Texas to fire. We towed
targets for them.
It was great sport and I am send
ing yo'.i a printed detail of our trip
to Quantanano" Hay from the Roads.
We left tiuantanano Hay Saturday
night at 7:30 en route for the south
coast of Cuba. We were until 2
o'clock Sunday afternoon reaching
where the fleet was anchored.
Hut the firing was fine. The ships
had five gun turrets, three aft and
two forward and all five went on
Salvo. We could see them flying
through the air and strike the target
which was five hundred yards astern
of us. Some of them would fall a
bit short of the mark and hit the
water, glancing into space again.
The projectile could thus be followed
until it sloped and the ships of the
the fleet certainly can shoot.
The New York fired Monday and
the Texas Tuesday. Monday when
we anchored we lost our anchor and
Tuesday we looked for it. The water
is so clear than one can see bottom
at 12 fathoms. But the anchor could
not be found. A diver went down
where some of the officers thought
they saw it, but it wasn't located
and it was too rough this morning to
dive or even for an open boat to
tent ure out, so we are left with but
one anchor and suppose some time
ill he i-ent to find it.
We leave for Hampton Roads on
Monday. There' are nothing there
but Spicky. "natives."
Well, we are having movies to
night, so will close, with love for all.
Write soon. Erom. your son.
WILL SELL THE TURNER HOME
From Wednesday's Pally.
As the Turner society, the Turn
verein, is not active any more, there
has been maintained no instructor
for o-ome time, those having stock in
the property which has been used
by the society in the past, held a
meeting a few days since, to determ
ine what should be done with the
property. After mature delibera
tion and thorough consideration of
the matter in hand, it was decided
to offer the property to the highest
The place which is known as the
Turner Hall, is well situated, and
would, transformed into some other
kind of a building. make a good
place for many purposes. This
would be a good place for another
Karage, a good place for a hospital,
an apartment house would be a good
thing to have there. A large broom
factory, and not a bad place for a
shirt factory. Any way it is to he
offered for sale to the highest bid
der. Address your bids- to Adolph
Giese. make it what you can afford
to pay for the purpose for which
you want the property, and do not
be too late about placing your offer.
SPEND PLEASANT AFTERNOON.
W. C. T. U. spent a very pleasant
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Don
York Monday. The subject for aft
ernoon was "Tobacco". A number
of readings were given on this topic.
The W. C. T. U. now have on a
million dollar drive. The money to
bo used to rid the world of vice of
all kinds. Their motto is: "For
God and Home and Every Land."
iKey note: "Souud the Jubilee."
.Nebraska's apportionment is $23.
000.00. The hostess served very
dainty refreshments. The meeting
then closed by all joining hands and
giving the W. C. T. U. Benediction.
BECOMES CITIZEN OF
From Wednesday's Daily.-
B. F. Wiles who some time since
purchased what is known as the P.
I. Lee place, which is in the ex
treme south portion of the fifth
ward, moved in some days since
but on account of having to plaster
some, Mrs. Wiles has been staying
at the heme of her son, on the place,
where they have lived before. They
will make their homo in the city
We consider this a 'valuable
aquisicu to the city, as this is an
acquisition to the city, as this is an
for more of this kind.
PRESENTS DECORATIONS TO
MANY MEMBERS OF THE 42D
LIV. SOON TO SAIL FOR U. S.
Coblenz, March 17. General
Pershing said goodby to the boys of
the 42d division today. In a fare
well address to the troops of the
Rainbow unit, who are preparing to
start for home the first week in
April, the American commander-in-
chief wished them all good luck in
the peaceful occupations into which
they will go on the other side of the
The inspection and review of the
division took place in a great field
near Remagenon. on the west bank
of the Rhine. From the heights
across the river hundreds of Ger
man civilians assembled and watch
ed the review through field glasses.
General Pershing tpeke from the
rear end of a wagon, with the sol
diers gathered about him.
Before his address the coniman
der-m-chiof presented one congres
sional medal of honor, two dis
tinguished service medals and 46
dirtinsuished service crosses to
officers' and men of the division.
The nudal of honor-was pinned
by General Pershing on Corporal
Sidney Manning of the 167th infan
try for leading his platoon dnrin;
an attack on the Ourcq after its com
manders had fallen-. Despite wounds
he had . suffered, '.planning led the
men forward and gained and held
an important position in the face
of terrific enemy fire. All but seven
members of the platoon were killed
or wounded. Manning himself was
wounded nine times in this attack.
When the United States entered the
war Manning was a farmer bov near
The distinguished service medals
went to Brigadier General Dojigla
MacArthur and Colonel William
Sunday morning General Persh
ing inspected the troops of the Third
corps near Vallend.ir.
After the review of the 4 2d
division General Pershing went by
automobile to Cobleuz, where he
had dinner with Major General
MYNARD TO HAVE-
Contract Being- Let to A. B. Wilson
0: Nebraska City. For the
Extension of Service.
I'Yom Wednesdays laily.
A contract was given to A
Wilson of Nebraska City for
extension of the electric light ser
vice lines from the Murray Service
lines which pass east of Mynard to
the village of Mvnard which is a
distance at a little les.s than a mile
This will give this little city electric
lights, and make theiu in this phase I
of the proposition metropolitan.
This is another step towards a city
for that place.' They can now en-
Joy the service just the same as the
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL.
Alter sonic time spent at the hos
pital of the Mavo Brothers at
Rochester, Minn., where she lias
been receiving: treatment, for the
restoration of her health, Mrs. T.
M. Patterson, returned home this
afternoon feeling some improved,
and hopes that her Improvement
Mrs. Patterson has been in poor
health for some time, and that she I
mav return to i.r usual former I
health, is the wish
of her many I
Don't use harsh physics. The
reaction weakens the bowels, leads
fo chronic constipation. Get Doan's
Regulets. They, operate easily. 30c
at all stores.
C. F. Hite was in Omaha Tues
day. Miss Jessie Mclvin was in Omaha
Little Miss Helen Irene Panska is
on the sick list.
Wm. Meyer has been quite sick
Miss Kthel Schwab was quite sick
last week with tonsilitis.
-Ralph Keeve is now employed at
the Rock Island depot.
Misses Mable and Mary Rush
went to Omaha Saturday.
Mrs. A. E.. Lake returned from
Omaha Monday evening.
John Gakemeier went to Perkins
county Saturday evening.
Miss Leona Rush of Lincoln was
visiting home folks last week.
Jesse Landholm has been real sick
at his home with the flu.
Conrad Baumgartner jr.. was
home from Lincoln over Sunday.
James Mills was attending the
basket ball tournament last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Mcllugh re
turned from Omaha Sunday evening.
Miss Florence Sheller of Omaha
is here visiting among old time
Mrs. Kate Mitzlatf of Klmwood,
was visiting with relatives here
K. W. Thimgan was a Sunday
dinner guest at the O. E. McDonald
Misses Gladys Sortck and Olyve
Bourke were in Lincoln last Thurs
Mrs. Ada- Tool who has been quite
sick with a severe cold, is improv
ing nicely now.
Mrs. John Gakemeier and Mrs.
Dan Panska were shopping in Oma
ha last Tuesday.
Mrs. H. P. Denning and daughter
Miss Meta were passengers to Oma
ha Monday noon.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rosenow and
children were Sunday evening call
ers at the G. Baur home.
Mrs. George Towle returned . to
her home in Lincoln after a few
days here with relatives.
Mrs. G. V. Pickwell was visiting-
relatives in Lincoln and attending
the basket ball tournament.
Mr. and Mrs. Kmil Meyer were
Sunday dinner guests at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Panska.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Caseman
and daughter Verna were passeng
ers to Lincoln Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Kmil Kuehn and
daughter Evelyn are among the flu
patients, having been quite sick.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hite motor
ed to Lincoln on Tuesday,
they were shopping for the day.
Gavle and Glen Pickwell. also
Kenneth Tool were home from Lin
coln over Sunday with home folks.
A fine little girl was born to Mr
and Mrs. Ferdinand Brunkow last
Friday morning, the happy parents
are receiving the congratulations of
their, many friends.
Mrs. J. Goehry and Mrs. Bertha
Kelly went to Lincoln Saturday
evening to visit relatives, Mrs.
Goehry returned Monday and Mrs.
Kelly left for her new home in
Henry Heineman is staying with
M. Thimgan's now, and will work
at the carpenter trade this summer
Rev. A. H. Schwab returned Sat
urdav noon from Ravenna, Nebr.,
where he was attending the wedding
of a relative.
Word conies to us of the serious
illness of Mrs. E. W. Thimgan at
Elm wood, who is sick with flu and
catarrh of the stomach. Her many
friends are hoping for news of her
We invite your attention to our win
dow showing of exclusive mod
els in Spring Coats. Season
The New Capes in both Military and
Dolman effects are a part of our
Prices the . lowest possible consis
tent with good fabrics and tailor-work.
Mrs. H. Gakemeier and daugh
ters, Martha and Magdalene are
among the flu patients.
Jay Hitchcock of Havclock' was a
Sunday guests at the L. Neitzel
home, returning Sunday evening,
accompanied by Mrs. Hitchcock and
baby Olga, who have spent a week
Bud Amgwert, Harvey Schwab
and William Meyer returned Satur
day from Lincoln, where they were
attending the basket ball tourna
ment, being members of the Elm
Samuel T. Panska arrived Satur
day evening from Camp Lewis,
Washington, where he received his
discharge and after spending a few
days with the home folks here will
take up his former work with the
V. P. railroad.
The last number of our lecture
course was given at the hall on
Friday evening, when Mr. and Mrs.
Wilson entertained us. The aud
ience was rather small on account
of bad roads and the flu epidemic,
but those present voted Mr. and
Mrs. Wilson excellent entertainers
in their line.
Citizens of our little city were
shocked to learn of the sudden death
of Mr. Chas. Schneider early last
Wednesday, due to heart trouble
He was ill for a short time and his
death was unexpected. He was 70
years old. He has lived here for a
good many years, on his farm east
of town for the last 12' years
He leaves his wife and one son Carl
who is attending school at Con
cordia. Mo., and who was unable to
come home on account of sickness.
The funeral was held Friday after
noon at the Lutheran church north
of town and burial was made in the
cemetery near by.
Remember the A. K. Todd Public
Sale at his farm home four miles
west of Plattsmouth on Monday, the
24th of March. You will find some
good offerings at this sale.
CASTOR I A
Tot Infants and Children
tn Usq or Over 30 Years
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
The Ford Motor Company have
instructed us to sell the genuine Ford
Parts to any and every reliable Garage
who will pledge their use in the repair
of Ford cars. The genuine Ford Parts
are absolutely necessary to the owner
of Ford cars that he may get full .
service from his car. We carry them
and so, we hope, in a short time will
every reliable Garage. We solicit your
service business because we have the
Ford Methods, the Ford Parts, the
Ford Mechanics and the Ford prices.
Incidentally would be glad to get your
order for one or more Ford cars. '
T. H. Pollock Garage,
Plattsmouth Phone-No. 1
WILSON PRINCE IN DISGUISE
Lower Austrians Led to Believe He
Is No Other Than Assassinated
Heir to Throne.
Washington. March 17. Wash
ington was amused today when
copies were received here of tin
Vienna Bulletin, an Austrian propa
ganda organ with headquarters at
Rotterdam, containing a queer story
to the eft'ect that inhabitants of lov er
Austria believed that President
Wilson is none other than Crown
Prince Rudolph of Austria, who wa.,
assassinated near Baden in lsi!.
The following is the story:
"According to the Neue Wiener
Journal, a serious newspaper, t li
rural population of large distri-M
of the provinces of lower Austria
never believed in the death of Crown
Prince Rudolph of Austria, who v. as
assassinated in the castle f Meyer
ling near Baden together with
Countess Vecscera. in 1SV!. The
people refuse to accept this official
statement and their suspicion was
nourished at Hie time by the fact
that the coffin of the crown prince
at the funeral was extremely small,
while the crown prince himself was
a powerful man.
"The story went the crown prince
had really not been murdered at all.
but that he had fled. Ever since
the war there is a growing belief
among the rural people that the
crown prince, v ho, as will bo re
membered was addicted to f-cient ific
researches, is identical with Profes
sor Woodrow Wilson, president of
the t'nited States of America.
"The remarkable thing is that
there is an evident optimism as to
the future of Austria connected with
this legend, for the people say it is
plain that Wilson, being in reality
Crown Prince Rudolph, will not let
his; beloved Austria perish. It may
not be surprising if at the coming
election for the national assemblv
President Wilson will be nominated
by the country people of lower Aus
tria as principal candidate and land
as the first president of the German
2S acres improved, close in.
8 acres improved, close in.
5 acres improved, close in.
See. A. J. TRILETY.
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