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MONDAY. JUNE 30. 1919.
PLATTSMOL'TH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
A LETTER FROM
WITH GOOD COMMAND OF ENG
LISH LANGUAGE. JEANNE
MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE
Her Home Village, Chateau
Loir Described Minutely A
Very Sad Occasion.
Krom Friday's Ially.
.Miss Horace "Winscott
is i:i re-
c ipt of the following very interest
ing letter ironv Iier little French
friend Jeanne Ycrrier:
Chateau du Loir, June 8th.
!)rar Friend Dorace:
1 received your interesting but
-!:ort letter a few days ago. I was
mtv phased to hear from njy Amer-
irau friend. I think now you have
t!e letters I wrote every fortnight,
ii.'ve y,.ii? I think, yonr sister is
: ' 'Hi" and si e did not forget t:
iiri!-.:: ou the pictures. Ho. I hen
t ri'H'ivv your photo soon. Have
y.-u recive.l urine, yet? Please ex-ens-
he. became it is not good a:
all. But as soon as 1 have a bet
ter one it will he for you. Here til.'
weather is very, very hot and we
v bii to have rain for the pardons.
We begin to eat strawberries and
l.f rrie.-i are ripening, too. Do you
like frit.t? 1 smii fond of it and es
pecially of liiose named. I like ve: y
much plums too.
io you see Ora Allen sometimes"'
I t r.i anxious about this friend bt'
cur:e I don't hear from her. She did
write since her first letter. Has
s-he the letter from the French girl
Antoinette? 1 have not had any
b tter from your other friends yet.
I have beer, told by American sol
diers that in America, girls don't
rid bicycles. 1 it true? While ir.
France girls ride very often and
many, many of Hum. For instance.
Hence Antoinette and I know Low to
ride a bicycle at school. I know c
" rrr-tt many ulrls who bave bicycle
I fee you like pet chickens very
r.i ueh. Then, so do I. they are ;;o
sweet, so nice.
On the ::oth of May we had a
mnnifesration in France this year,
just as you had in America. At
Chateau du Loir the feast was beau
tiful. On the square there was a
sort of monument covered with
American and French flaers. All the
girls of our high school were there.
The little girls were very nice, well-dre.-sed
and carrying in their hfiiics
hie beautiful bunclies of flowers,
roses, iris, etc. The other girls had
a splendid and large crown of flow-,
crs trinmi'-J with red, white and
blue ribbon. The boys of the high
school wt re there loo. I ney naJ a
French flan and also a crown of
flowers. A great many people wer
on the square waiting for the cere
nion". We saw Hovers everywhere
;md it was beaut if nl. Everybody w
sUfi'.t. At about 10:30 the mayor
of the town arrived with some i
his roryri'lrrs (excu.se the French
please, but I can t find the proper
word ) and they put bunches of
flowers ra the monument. The mayor
was received by the American pas
tor and several American officers. A
troon of American soldiers arrived
on the square.
The mayor explained to the
French pe'-ple who were there what
it is tl at the Americans call "Me
luorial Hay." He said that in France
we have almost the same feast on
th" first of November, la Cotnsaint.
that you call in English All Saints
Th'': a neaittiful piece of music
was played on violin by three girls
of our school and a man. our niuic
teacher. This piece of music wrs
the .March Funebre (Funeral March)
by Chopin. This is a very mournful
piee of music. that perhaps you
know. After th- pastor said pray
crs and made a long speech I un
derstood only some passages here
and there the girls k;id? together
(all of tist a song about those who
died for their country. The arttsts
played again, another march. We
rang 'anot her song and a young lady
of Chateau du Loir sang La Mar
seillaise and the Star Spangled Ban
ner. But the ceremony .was not over.
Everybody went to- the tombs of the
American soldiers who died here.
1-ots of flowers covered the tombs;
there were American flags, too. on
them. The American soldiers fired
volleys (Is it right, thi sentence?)
end they did the same on the tombs
of French soldiers, which were also
covered with many flowers and then
everybody came back. I found th'a
morning very, very sad.
I Lave tried to tell you what
caw, but I believe you shall not be
able to understand this bad English.
I pity the American families who
can't come over here and see the
tombs of those they have lost in
France. Bnt. poor families, they
can be sure that French people will
always take care of these tombs and
never forget what the Americans
did for us. It is a little consolation
Now, dear Dorace. this letter i
getting long. So I have to close it
and to tell you good-bye. Your af
fectionate French friend Jeanne,
who hopes to have a letter pretty
TIME OF MAKING MAY RE
PORTS EXTENDED TO JULY!20
From Friday' I'aily.
E. S. Critchfield, the deputy in
ternal revenue collector for this dis
trict, was in the city this niornin;j
looking after some business matters
in connection with the affairs of his
While awaiting for a return train
to Omaha he stated to the Journal
reporter that there has been a delay
in potting report blanks to be use 1
in making returns for the May tax
on soft drinks, ice cream and the
like, ami on thia account the time
limited for turning in these reports
has been extended to July 20th. The
law provides they shall be sent in
no later than the last day of the
following month, which would make
the time expire June SOth.
Those having reports of this kind
to make out will take notice of the
extension of time and are promised
the' will receive the necessary
blanks in time to turn in their re
ports before the expiration of the ex
tended time limit.
ARE YI SITING- FRIENDS HERE
From Friil.tys Iaily.
This morning Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Saal and little daughter. Louise, ar
rived from Omaha, where they have
been visiting for some time with
relatives and friends, and will visit
at the home of A. F. Meisinger and
wife and with Mrs. Henry Mcising
er. Sr.. mother of A. F. Meisinger.
who is making her home with them.
Mr. and Mrs. Saal, whose home is
near Pekin. 111., are visiting for some
time in this vicinity, as they have
many friends hereabouts."
SOME SOUTH REND ITEMS
Mrs. McGinnis. her daughter and
mother visited Hoy Clifton and fam
ily at LaPlatte Friday.
Miss Louise Thimgan returned
last week from the hospital in Oma
ha. She is improving slowly anil
her friends are hoping for her full
recovery in due time.
The dance given by the M. W. A.
lodg" last Saturday was well at
tended despite the rain. The Mem
phis orchestra furnished some excel
Mrs. E. Richardson, west of town,
who .suffered from serious heart
trouble two weeks ago, is improving
nicely at this time.
Mrs. O. McDonald and children, of
Gretna came in Saturday and will
be entertained by friends here this
Mr. and Mrs. George Yogel and
mother. Mrs. I). Yogel. were attend
ing to business matters in Ashland
Mr. Auxier caiiic in from Omaha
last week to visit with his family
leaving on Sunday again for Omaha.
Mrs. Auxier was motored to Mur
dock on Monday evening by Mrs.
V'ogel to consult a physician about
the baby who was broken out with
what seemed to be a serious skin
The South Bend players met with
the Ashland team again last Sun
day on the diamond with the score
lo to () in favor of South Bend.
Mrs. Hiber and family of Johnson
county visited last Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Blum west of town.
WIFE OF SHERIFF IS FIRST
WOMAN TO FLY OVER BEATRICE
Heat rice. Neb.. June 2&. Mrs. J.
L. Schick, wife of Sheriff Schick, is
the first woman to ride over Heat
rice in an airplane. Lieutenant
Stevens. a pilot of Dr. Frank
Brewster's plane, which is giving
exhibitions hero at the circuit
races, made trips with a number of
passengers which included Sheriff
Schiek and wife. Miss Beluah Brew
ster, tdster of the doctor, and Hugo
Mrs. O. W. Cotton, who has been
vibifing in this city for tie past ten
days at the home of her sjn, Her
bert H. Cottor. and wife. d?y.rted
this afternoon for her home, having
enjoyed the visit here greatl3
GIVEN BY MEMBERS OF FRAU
ENVERETN OF GERMAN
W. H. MEiSiNGER HOME
Last Wednesday Afternoon Mor
Than 200 Present Over $50
Netted by the Society
The Frauenverein of
Lutheran church of
Grove precinct, met at
Mrs. W. II. Meisinger
the home o
Creek cn last Wednesday. June 25th
and held a most tnjoyabl? meeting
A. parcel post sale w as one of t L
features of the meeting, there heir:
a large wash basket full oi package
priced from 2-" cents up to $2
"ho nnekarres sold like hot Cakes on
a wintry -morn In;: and half of tl
rTTw-l ftiiln't eve:i cet a chalice to
secure a package. The day was d
ii'tfnl from the weather stand
point and the crowd numbered up
tit "(Hi i2 nests. After coflee
and cake were served by Mrs. Mei
sinter, ice cream and cake were soid
to help bulge the proceeds and
r.i.isi everv one invested in
this cooling refreshment.
Tii.. "iipcts were seated on tl.'.
t.i :.e.i ifr.l shadv lawn at the Mcisinv
er home and everyone enjoyed them
;-e!ve-s to the utmost. The rooms
the home were decorated with F.
ter lilies, asparagus, sweet peas a
The members of the Frauenverein
wish to extend thanks to the visitor
r tii.ir l-inriiu'ss in helping ti
raise such a handsome sum as va;
n-ft.i from the entertainment, the
nff.: f,f the Kocietv being enr;che(
by something over $".0 as a result o
the ladies' efu rts.
At a late hour every one departs
lor their home, declaring in unmis
takabie language that they hud
a most delightful time.
JESS WTLLARD NOW 37.
MARRIAGE RECORD SHOWS
idvonu-firih. Kan.. June I'll. On
ovuniiniiur the marriage license rec
ord book at the probate judge's of
fire in Leavenworth county court
house, it was found that March 1
190S. a license was issued to Jen
X Willard. aged -C and Hattie
Evans, aged '22. Willard swore to
an nPiclavit at that time that he
was 26 years old and this w-uU
make him T.7 now. thereby. sport
followers here contend, settling the
controversy about his age.
BACCHANTES TO HOLD
FORTH MONDAY NIGHT
New York,. June 2fi. The biggest
dritikinsr bout on earth is to be
held at Madison Square Garden on
the night of June SO, when prohibi
tion iroes into effect at midnight, to
celebrate the last hours of John
Barleycorn. Promoters of this fes
tival of the grape promise that more
liquor will be. consumed in the last
few hours before the dry spell than
was consumed at all the notorious
Bacchanalian revelries in ancient
The passing of "booze" will be
invested with all the ritual fitting
the occasion. The garden will be
draped with black crepe and at 12
o'clock, when the laws cf the land
declare the gay fluid taboo. the
band will play Chopin's funeral
Fifteen thousand person are ex
pected to participate. The equip
ment for the festival, according tc
the promoters, will consist of: 200
bartenders, 500 kegs of beer, 24.000
bottles of beer. 2.000 bottles of wine
mostly champagne; 5,000 quarts of
whisky, 30,000 glasses of soft
There will be individual and team
drinking contests. At 11:30 p. in.
a W.arnins wiU be sounded that the
country, goes dry in 30 minutes and
that the drinkers better fill up.
Two former lieutenants in the
aviation corps of the army leased
the garden for this festival and let
out concessions to certain liquor in
terests. Only a proclamation by
President Wilson setting aside war
time prohibition as unessential will
upset the festival.
FROM DECK OF DIRIGIBLE
Columbus. O.. June 27. From a
height of 300 feet above an immense
crowd at the Methodist centenary
celebration here. Dr. Edward Soper
delivered a sermon through a mega-
phone from the decks of the
army cirigible A-4, which came
here from Akron under command of
JIaj. Clarence Maranville. Dr.
Soper's voice could be distinctly
heard. The sermon was about 300
words in length.
Former President William
Taft was the principal speaker.
Taft spoke on various phases
Sunday school work.
GIFT GOLD WILL SEAL
PEACE PACT FOR WILSON
Paris. Mine 2 0. President Wil
son's personal seal, which he will
use in signing the peace treaty, was
made from a gold nugget presented
to him four years ago by the state
of California with which to make a
ring for the president's wedding.
After the ring was made, enough
gold remained for a seal
which th president had
' Wood row
Wilson" engraved in stenographic
FIRST VICTORY MEDAL
WILL GO TO PRESIDENT
Washington. -June 2",. The first
oflcial victory medal to be struck
will be issued to President Wilson.
commander-in-chief of the army,
the war department announced. The
.-econd medal will go to Secretary
SPECIAL SESSION OF
LEGISLATURE LIKELY TO
BE CONVENED JULY 24
Lincoln. June 20. It is probable
.hat the special session of the legi
slature Vill be called for Monday
July 21. according to information
given out by Governor McKelvie
Beside.-, ratification of the na
lional constitutional amendment on
woman suffrage, the governor was
:iot prepared to say what would be
Incorporated in the call though
here are one or two tit her matters
.f importance which may be men-
ioned. One of these is the appoint -nent
of a committee to investigate
orofiteering In Nebraska. Just how
.'ar the legislature cculd go in this
natter and the methods to be used
ire yet under consideration.
There will be no incorporation in
he call of any matter relative to
he building of a fireproof state
-upreme court and library building.
The buidling committee consider
that the last legislature vent into
he matter fully and decided to take
3HICAG0. FOR FIRST THvIE,
BECOMES PORT OF EXP0ET
Chicago. June 26. Chicago
?ame a port of export when
Lake Granby, built here by the
ral shipping board, carrying a
go f packing house products for
Liverpool steamed from the Chicago
river on its maiden voyage by way
f the Great Lakes and the Atlan
tic. The ship is rf all-steel con
struction, of 4.000, tons capacity. The
-hipping board has arranged to loan
13 new ocean-going ships at Chi
cago during July and August.
Ocean traffic direct from Chicago
without transfer or reloading at
New York is provided by the ship
ping board at rates much below the
charges of the big steamship lines.
3H0STLY OCCUPANTS OF
HUN CASTLES LN DESPAIR
New York. June 26. Ghosts of
ancient Germans must haunt the
night with their sorrows and Ger
man warriors of today (if there are
my left), must pull their hair in
For the famous old fortresses of
Veste Franz and Ehrenbreitstein on
the Rhine have been whitewashed by
-The Knights of Columbus have
aken over the ancient piles and
have cleaned them from turret to
cellar. Thev are now used as rccre-
The armory of the castle of Veste
Franz is now a movie hall and in
the powder magazines cigars, chewing-
gum and writing paper for the
boys have been stored.
YANK UNITS TO REMAIN
UNTIL PEACE SIGNED
Coblenz. June 2 6.- The three
American divisions which were con
centrated east of the Rhine in the
American bridgehead area will re
main there until the peace treaty is
actually signed, according to an an
nouncement. As soon as peace is signed the
Americans will begin to return to
the quarters thev occupied before
the concentration of a week ago.
The Third army consists of five
divisions and the auxiliary traits of
he third corps, approximately 160.-
000 men. Transportation officers
aid that the divisions and the var
ious units could be out of Germany
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REELS! m Mr-" fi i ' 3oWAHTAX H
The theme of the great motion picture that is coming to the Gem Theatre Wednes
daj' and Thursday, is the most vital and far-reaching one for women ever presented
on the screen. Nothing is closer to the heart of any money than the moral welfare of
her child. The delicate subject of sex instruction is handled by Mr. Jacques Tyrol so
gracefully and so forcefully that the picture has called forth unstinted praise from
every man and woman who has seen it and this number includes some of the great
est minds in the whole country.
A national not merely a state or civic ijsue is involved in this powerful photopla'.
A world-wide them in actuality, but particularly rational because America has alwaj's
beer, accused by prudishness in her conduct toward her youth.
See it at Gem Wednesday and Thursday matinee 3:00 and evening 7:15.
Come in to the band concert and stay for the show!
by August 1, if general headquar
ters gave orders to that effect.
"According to jiresent plans, the
Fifth division, which occupies part
of Luxemburg, will start far
France probably within a day or twr
after peace is feigned.
IOWA LAWMAKERS ARE
Ies Moines. June 25. The Iowa
State Suffrage association has secur
ed the promise of sixty-two members
of the Iowa house of representatives
and twenty-eight members of the
Iowa senate to vote for the Susan
3. Anthony amendment to the con
stitution if a special session of the
legislature is called. Five repre
sentatives called suffrage headquar
ters by long distance, and two sen
A wire will probably be sent to
Governor Harding in the east this
evening, asking him to call the spec
ial one-day session.
WON'T HOLD WAR EMERGENCY
STUDENTS AGAINST DESIRES
Washington, June 25. Young
men who enlisted in the navy for
the war emergency and desire to
continue their education will be re
leased in time to enter schools and
colleges at the beginning of the
ter mnext fall. Secretary Daniels
PRESIDENT BIBS FRANCE
GOOD-BYE AT PARIS D INFER
Paris. June 26.; President Poin
caire Thursday night gave a dinner
to President Wilson and all the dele
gates to the peace coufereuce. Mrs.
Wilson accompanied the president.
In closing an address made in re
sponse to one by President i'oin-
caire, President Wilson sain: .So,
sir, in saying good-bye to France, It
am onlv- saying a sort or pnysicai
. . ... 1
good-bye. not a spiritual good-bye. J
I shall retain in my heart always the'
warm feelings wnicu the generous
treatment of this great land has-
WED 11 E S D A Y and THURSDAY!
All the World is Talking About
I Willi in id y
as you have
osed. the continued and incrcas
friendship of the two nations.
the safety and prosperity of France,
the (loser and closer communication
of free people-8 and the strengthen
ing of every influence which in
structs the mind and the purpo.se ot
MURDERER ASKS GRACE
TILL AFTER BIG FIGHT
Nevr York. June 26. Gordon
Fawcett liamby, who fired the shot
which killed Dewitt C. Peal, a pay
ing teller, during a hold-up of the
East Brooklyn Savings hank. last
December, was sentenced in the su
preme court, in Brooklyn today to
die in the electric chair at Sing Sing
prison during the week of Jul' 2S.
Hamhy maintained his air o in
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GIVEN EY THE EAGLES AT
Dan DesOur.es Orchestra
(Colored Orchestra of Omaha)
This will be your last dance by this orchestra for
Admission $1 00; Spectators 25c Plus the war tax.
difference which has characterized
his every action since being brought
bad: here from Tacoma. Wash ,
when he faced Justice Lewis to b
sentenced to die in the electric
Atide from e.vpre'-.irg the hope
that he might live to hear the re
sult of the Willard-Dempsey cham
pionship bout. Tamby offered no
object ions Jo the court setting an
early date for his electrocution.
MAZES RECORD FLIGHT FROM
GOTHAM TO ATLANTIC CITY
New York. June 25. A record
flight from Atlantic City, N. J., to
New York, wiip established whn
Lieut. Kenneth II. Murray, formerly
of t lie American air service, piloted
a Sc.pwith "earned" over the route,
140 miles, in 61 minutes. The time
was officially recorded by the Aero
club of America.
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