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PLATTSMOUTH, .WEBEASKA. MONDAY, JULY 23, 1919.
CHURCH CON- '
MRS. J. S. LIVINGSTON RETURNS
rROM EPISCOPAL GATHER
ING AT RACINE.
MiNK DELEGATES PRESENT
Reconstruction Problems Came
for Much Attention Noted
Church People There.
From Thursday' Pally.
Mrs. J. S. LIvingsctcn has just
returned from attending the coufer
fiicc for church workers of the Epis
copal church held in Kacine. Wis
consin. 27." dr-Ieg-ites from 22
states, also from Japan and China
net log-ther to grasp the church's
vision of our great opportunities
for service in state. nation and
v.orld. The nation challenges and
the world locks to the church for
life, spiritual leadership and the
truth, which will bring th solu
tion of many of the problems of to
day. The Conference leaders filled with
faith and vi?ion have stirred every
delegate with the determination to
let Cod throueh his church
serve and love
in these reconstruc-
Among the many who are on the
faculty are the Rev. C. !!. Young.
1). I), of Chicago. I)"tin of th Fac
ulty. Bishop Webb of Milwaukee
ard i:ish McKini of Japan. Bishop
Wise of Kansas. Bishop Burleson of
Sou:'u Dakot. Bishop Rf;e of 1 Hotter, who stm lives nere.
Ohio, who has recently been chair- j Three years ago Mr. Novak re
man of the executive committee of i married and has since that time
hived in Havelock. He leaves to
Anderson of Chicago
turned from a trip to Europe and
the Orient in ;h interest of Church
Fnity. Bishop McCorrr.ick who has
had charge of the American Red
Cross Chaplains in France. Bishop
Francis of Indianapolis, a recently
returned Red Cross Chaplain, were
among the leaders and speakers.
Courses were held in the church's
fhare in reconstruction. .All phases
of religious education were studied
including special training of teaeh-e-s
for all the various Christian
The World Vision of the church
at work out in the great missionary
folds was given by the returned
missionaries and members of the
Central Board of Missions of New
A school or church music was
conducted" under the able direction
of Dean Lutkin of Northwestern
University and Canon Douglas.
The spirit of the conference was
civ. All co-operated to make the
conference the success it was.
As Bishop Francis says: "The
Racin" Conference has been of great
nine. Here have been gathered
mn and women of all types of
cburchmanship. who have lived to
rether. worked tocther. played to
gether, and prayed together in per
f r t harmony, in a beautiful com-id-hip.
ir.tent on only one thing
The spread of Christ's Kingdam. The
lectures, chapel services, and the
f.ircnt services on the lawn, have
11 .on harmony. Everyone who
b tn here. pop-, home the-better
fr the exp-Ti-Tvr.
A sT:oThr delicate erpre-sed it:
Tr;e church of ih future. We
Vtve cauzr.t tr-e vi.-in of it here
: this worderful conference of
rrV'Tf. -w here as one nnltea
'n Christ. t e have talked
Tire brrs. received help and
rru our leaders and
r. V. K'e r.ir.r home to
v,r. rr: Ith all our
r. :rr! r "rr:t ar.d His Church."
V'.ft- i'- '"' "ri jrocro for
;r- -cs f'- "" If t. ex t year.
GCJSES IM CF THREAT
ENS HEFt WITH ft KNIFE
F!.-r lrr-an. cf Or:ira. is
r;.': r i' i a a r-ult.
::t--. r-f an a'i' at rr H-
!t r';M t-r Mrfc.frt. r.
fr :c.t I :i-r. ih lifn
h I i Iti kt:tie company for
nearly a year. When they met last
night, she says Frt "asked her to
marry him and refusing, he seized
her and dragged her to a clump of
weeds. Here he drew a long knife
from his pocket and threatened to
"cut her heart out." She escaped
and ran down the street, being over
taken by the irate lover but a
I policeman came to the rescue and
now the dusky 'Romeo languishes in
rjail. faring serious charges.
HARRY WTNSCOTT HOME.
From Friday's Ially.
Another familiar face to be seen
on the streets is that of Harry
Winscott who has been in France
for a long time. Harry was among
the first to enlist and fo got into the
big struggle overseas and is among
the last to t home. , We are none
the less glad to .see hira. He is
looking well and of curie that is
natural as who wouldn't look well
and, happy to be back in native 1 ;
and with the home folks once more
To all of our returned boys the
heartiest kind of a welcome.
DEATH OF FORMER
RESIDENT OF CITY
James Novak Passes Away at His
Home In Havelock On
Fmm Friday Rally.
On Wednesday, July
! 1 Q1 Q I
James Novak, formerly
a resident i
l4.f I'lattsmouth died at his home atlence fiirhtinc to nroteet the liberties
Jame Novak was born in Bo
hemia Oct. 20. 1849. Some thirty
years ago he came to this country
and was for a long time a resident
of Plattsmouth. Five years ago he
lost his wife who was buried here.
They had one daughter. Mrs. John
mourn his death his daughter, Mrs.
John Rotter, his wife and seven
The remains will e brought in
this evening from Havelock and
will be taken to the home of his
daughter. The funeral services will
be held from the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John Rotter his son and daugh
ter Saturday morning at 11 o'clock.
It is with great sorrow that the
many friends of Mr. Novak will
learn that he has passed away and
that they will see his face among
them no more. His life here in
Plattsmouth gave him many friends
who will grieve to see him go. The
sympathy cf all will be with the be
reaved ones in their sorrow.
AID SOCIETY MEETS
From Friday' Daily. I
Yesterday at the church parlors I
the Aid Society of the Methodist I
Church were very pleasantly enter-I
tained. Mrs. Robert Ward. Airs. R. r. S. Areo Squad. Both have re
B. Moflit and Mrs. C. C. Wescott be- ceived honorable discharges from
ing hostesses. This alone would In- tje jj. s. service. Every true blood
sure to the ladies a good time. e(j American who enjoys lit'e and
The chief feature of the enter-1
tainment was a game called "white
elephant." Each lady was request-
ed to bring some article which she
no loneer .needed but which might
be of some use to some one else.
Each lady came laden with a pack
age, some almost as large as trunks
and Kim very tiny ones. These
were called the "White Elephants."
The ladies were requested to ar
range themselves in a circle after
which a bell was tapped and every
one wa to pass the articles around
until a second tapping of the bell.
There was great interest manifest
ed in a large hat bax which every
one wa anxious to possess as they
were sure that it contained a beau
tiful hat. The fortunate lady found
upon opening it however that it
was only a couple of hat pins and
much wrapping paper.
Ie!icious refrecment were erved
. . . I
ana ine rt'inaiuurr ui ur iimir nn-iu I
in conversation. Afterward all left
for their own homes having spent a
not delightful afternoon.
CARD OF THANKS.
To the many friends and neigh
Hor mho ?o kindly assisted us dur
irc the il!re.fc and death f our
i-r nuthrr. e wi.h lo extend our
JAMES AND HENRY HEROLD.
MRS. A. L. TIDII.
MUfS. F. W. IIACER.
A N OVATION
FRIENDS GATHER AROUND CAR
OF WHICH WOUNDED MA
RINE WAS OCCUPANT
ALL GLAD TO SEE HIM BACK
Although He Is Only Home on Fur
lough and Most Return to
the Army Hospital.
From Thursday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon, when the
car in which Byron Arries came up
.Main street, stopped briefly, a num
ber of people rushed out to take
him by the hand and welcome him
back home again.
Corporal Arries, of the SOth com
pany, tth regiment, V. S. Marines,
bearing the scars of battle, arrive!
in Plattsmouth Wednesday on a fur
lough, for a vjsit with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Arries. He has
been in the marine hospital at
Hampton. Virginia, since his return
"By," as he is familiarly known
i mi-n cr hie Plultcmntilh frionlo l.iv
had an extremely hazardous expen-
af America. January 30. 191S. he
enlisted in the United States Ma
rines and after intensive training
sailed from PhiladelDhia for France.
, ,,.. ,f.,c
Inno t! 1 4 1 K hf mnrpd to tlie hnttlpl
front before Chateau Thiery and re
vived his baptism of fire in that
decisive battle July 18th "By" waj
transferred to the Soissons front
and the next day while participating
n the battle of Soissons was wound-
ad by a machine gun bullet, which
kept him in the hospital until the
first of October. From that time un
til the first of November he was
again on the battle front. November
1st, while fighting in the Argonue
forest, he received eight wounds
from machine gun bullets and high
From then until February he was
in the military hospitals in France.
February 9th, he sailed from St. Mas
ter, France, for Newport News, Ya.,
in the good old V. S. A., and since
landing has been in the U. S. Naval
hospital at that place until receiv
ing his furlough for a visit home. I
For the first time since the three,
boys enlisted, the Arries family is
again united. Major A. Arries was
also wounded in battle while fight-
f ... 111. 4 . 1 C I. .-. ... i .1 . - r. J,
regiment. U. S. Marines in the Ar-
gonne forest and Donald h.. Arries
saw service in France with the 64D
liberty, whose home and fireside
are protected and whose family is
,ecure. appreciates the devotion,
courage and sacrifice displayed by
tne rrie8 bovs. together with the
thousands of other American boys in
repelling the menace of barbarism
which threatened to overwhelm us.
The people of Plattsmouth should
never forget the sacrifice made by
Byron Arries to protect the sanctity
of their homes and the liberties of
their families. They should
forget those long hours of couragous
vigil on the battle lines, with death
stalking ever near, those long days
of extreme suffering, and 'the long
years yet to come of patient and si
lent suffering endured by Byron Ar
ries for them. Let us remember that
i j ..i.i t... 1
irom voung niauuwu i iu " i
ron will turrj wiiu in in mt .-ii ...i
irer which inreaieneu ine sanciu v i ;
our homes, the liberties of our child-
ren and the security of American
institutions; that he. by his indouu-1
tion. has added new glory to u.d
"Esteeming less the rorieit that be
Than undisnonoren mat ins nngi
Over the towers of liberty, he no ado
His fereast the bulwark and his
blood the moat."
The people of ffattsmouth wel-
come .you. liyron. We know and ap
preciate your service and in the fu
ture ever remember: .
"Our hearts, our hopes, our prayers
Our faith, triumphant o'er our fears.
Are all with thee, are all with thee."
HENRY LUTZ BACK.
From Thursday' T'ai-'. '
Yesterday saw the return of
Iltnry Lutz to our city and to his
home. . Henry has been in France
and like all of the boys is glad to
be back in this conufy and with
the folks once more. Jlenry is the
son of John Lutz and has resided
al! his life in Plattsmonth until he
was called to the colors. He has
been gone for some time and
friends are glad to welcome
ON THE CURBING
JOB THIS WEEK
WILL EE COMPLETED AS QUICX-
LY AS POSSIBLE HELP !C
HARD TO SECURE.
Ard One That Will Seflcct f;i?1.t
Upon the City To Cert Ap
From Fridny's Dally
. i,eriin on the laving o
and gutter on some of the Ftreet-s
included in the improverm-ntj dis
tricts "for which contive'j was recent
ly let to Bert Coleman, a local con
tractor. The work . is being started in the
ricinity of soutn Ninth street and
will le continued to other parts c:
I he city comprising part of the dis
trict as quickly as poFibie. Help ir
c:.rce just now. with harvertin and
threshing taking all available nu t!,
but Mr. Coleman estimates that
little later, when these important
reasons are over, he will be bale lo
secure plenty of men.
Although the contract Joes no;
call for completion of the work be
fore the first of January, it will be
concluded as quick'y as possible,
consistent with the securing of sup
plies and labor. The job will ap
proximate in the neighborhood of
$40,000 and at best will take sev
eral weeks to finish.
W hen the work shall have been
completed, the various streets in
eluded in the district will present a
wonderfully improved appearance,
and a.s is usually the case
after the work is completed,
there will be few if ary property
owners who would have the curb
ing removed from in front of their
place for the few paltry dollars t
In case the work is completed be
fore frost come?, it v.-LH give oppor
tunity of grading terraces and get
ting them ready this fall for th-
sowing of grass seed next spring.
One of the fine things about curbing
is that it allaws having beauti
fully kept terraces.
Let the property owners on the
newly improved streets
all fix up
their terraces and we will have i
mighty nice appearing town
HAS NEWS OF ARRIVAL.
From Friday's Dallr-
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Read are in
receint of a card from their son
William S. Read that he is once
ni or o in tlio T'tiito-1 States
V taa I A a v v
over on the Santa Eli,.a. re
. , . :tl
come as soon as possible to visit
hiR ent8 ere in 1Matts.
outh yilliam is a member of
the medical detachment and has
bpen ,n France for pome litUe t,me
AH of his friends will be glad to
hear that he is once more in th
I good old U. S. A. and will be de-
h-., ,n him whpn h. finnliir
arrives in Plattsmouth.
Fancy stationery at this office.
YOU MUST GET BUSY AND FILE
YOUR APPLICATION IF
YOU WANT TO GO.
MUST FILE BY" AUGUST NINTH
No One Eas Yet Filed Application
Fcr Deleg-ate to Constitutional
Convention to be Held Dec. 2.
Prom Thursday's Daily.
There have been as yet no peti
tions filed for delegates for the
const it v.tional convention which is to
be held Dec. 2, 1919. The time for
fiiing the petitions opened July 9.
and closes August I. So far no one
has filed. Perhaps a little-explanation-
concerning the matter will help
people to get busy on the matter as
some one must go to represent us at
The seventh district is entitled to
one delegate. The seventh district
consists of Ca.ss county. The peti
tion for this district should be filed
with the county clerk. The eighth
district consisting of Cass and Otoe
counties is also entitled to one dele
gate and this petition must be filed
with the Secretary of State.
The petitions must have j per
eer.t of the votes cast at ihe last
election as signers. The vote cast
at the !as.t election which was held
Nor. was 382S for district seven
and 723C for district eight. This
requires that district seven ha-ve
192 signers and district eight have
262. Five signers raut swear that
the petition is bona fide before a
notary officer entitled to administer
oath. Vacancies will be filled the
same as for house of representa
tives of legislature.
The election will be held the
first Tuesday after the first Monday
in November, which will be Nov.
4. 1919. The convention will meet
Dec. 2. 1919. No party is desig
nated on the ticket. Cass county
electors can sign only two petitions.
one for district seven and one for
OMAHA DETECTIVE DIES
FROM WOUNDS INFLICT
ED BY BOYHOOD'CKUM
Pr"n Thursday's Dally.
Frank Murphy. Omaha detective.
died yesterday afternoon in Lord
Lister hospital as a result of a bul
let wound inflicted during a gun
battle last Wednesday mbrning.
July 16. between Judd Tobias. a
highwayman and police officers. To
bias was shot to death by Murphy's
partner. Axel V. Lilndeen. after he
had fired the fatal, shot at his boy
hood chum. Murphy and the high
wayman were about the same age.
They attended school together in
Omaha and were chums on the base
ball field. Murphy recently return
ed to the police department after
seven months spent in the service.
GOES AFTER SISTERS.
From Friday' Dally.
This morning Harley Becker left
in the car for Lincoln. Miss Leona
Becker his sister has been attending
summer session of the State Uni
versity at that place and now that
school is over for the summer will
return to Fpend her vacation at
home. She will come back in the
car with Harley. Verla, another
sister is visiting near Ashland and
on the way back they will stop for
her and bring her home with thern
STATE INSPECTORS FIND
SEINE AND TRAMMEL NET
From Friday' Daily.
Yesterday representatives of the
state game and fish commission call
ed at the office of the county clerk
and left orders concerning a seine
and trammel net which they had
found on their rounds of inspection.
Just below Bellerue they found a
camping party with a tent and a
seine lying out but no one in Eight.
The seine was confiscated. Near
the big bridge south of Plattsmouth
they found a trammel net and they
were told belonged to some of the
railroad lioys. They could not gain
any definite information about who
the owners of either one were how
ever. The nets have been left with Mc
Makens and if the parties who own
them will go to the office of the
countv clerk and take out a fi&hing
license they will be given an order
so that they may procure them at
McMakens The license for fishing
with a seine is $10.00 and for a
trammel net $."..00. Last year the
law read to the effect that all such
articles that were found were to be
destroyed but this year it ha been
changed to give people a chance to
redeem their property by doing the
right thing and taking out a li
cense to fish as they must do accord
ing to the laws cf the state. So if
the ones to whom these articles be
long will call and pay their license
fees their property will be returned
CANNED GOODS TO BE SOLD
DIREGT TO MUNICIPALITIES
From Tuesday's Daily.
Announcement is made from the
office of the first assistant director
of sales of the War department that
surplus stocks cf canned and cured
meats and vegetables held by the
War department are now offered to
municipalities throughout the coun-
ry to be retailed to the general
public through markets controlled
by said municipalities.
The canned goods available to
owns and cities will be sold to the
municipalities at their invoice cost
to the government. They must be
taken in carload lots, although if
ordered from a warehouse wlier"
both vegetables and meats are stor
ed, the purchase of a mixed car is
to be allowed.
Negotiations for the purchase -f
these goods in this section of the
country should be taken up with the
surplus property officer, zone supply
ANOTHER ONE RETURNS
From Thursday's Dally.
The home of August Roessler and
wife was made glad yesterday, when
Carl Roessler returned after having
been in France. for some time. One
by one the boys are returning from
overseas and it is "with glad hearts
that parents and friends welcome
them back once more. Carl is look
ing fine and says that it certainly
;eexns good to be back in this conn- !
trv again and doubly good to be
JESS BASHUS HOME.
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening on the late train
one more of the Plattsmouth boys
who have been away fighting for
their country stepped off the train
and Jess Bashus is at home again.
He has been in France and landed
in New York a short time ago. Like
all of the boys he hit the trail for
home as soon as he received his dis
charge papers. He was one of the
firt boys to leave for the army and
is now glad to he at home again. A
hearty welcome to you.
Try a Journal
Gfli' ' : ' jvjf under r-rOi 7f
jjff (government H!,, i- IQi
SP" SUPERVISION J
To the Young Pen of Cass County:
This bank particularly welcomes the business of young
It has been our privilege and pleasure to help a great
many young men in establishing' themselves in a profitable
manner and we would like to serve more in the capacity of
financial and business advisors.
We make it a point to show young men every con
sideration and assist them in every reasonable way.
First National Bank,
" "The Bank where 'o; Feci at Home"
OPEN SEASON .
IS AT HAND
MANY PASS THROUGH CITY EN-
ROUTE TO FOUR CORNERS
OF THE EARTH.
AUTO TRAVEL AGAIN IN FAVOR
After Curtailment of Last Year
License Plates Seen frorn Many
From Tlmrpday's Dailj
The noted celebrities of the na
tion -who have passed through this
city in Pullman cars or private
coaches never attracted one-half as
much attention as centers around a
car from California or perhaps Ver
mont, Maine or Ohio, when it pulb.
up alongside the curbing at one cf
the local garages to take on a mii
ply of gasoline, oil. water or iiir.
License plates are tell-tab- evi
dence of the state from which tlu
occupants of the car have come and
distance lends enchantment.
This is truly opeu season for tour
ists. Every day from one to a score
pass through the city bound for the
four ouarters of the earth on:e en
route east, others west, some noriii
to enjoy the cooling breezes of the
Minnesota lakes, 'others south to the
Gulf coast country. All going to
enjoy something somewhere per
haps some of then) chasing rainbows.
Numerous of the tourists stop for
breakfast, dinner or supper and not
a rew or them stay over i.iglit 1:1
little sl' Plattsnouth. The Wagner
hotel register contains the names of
tourists, whose pcope of residence or-
iginates in New England and con
tinues to New Mexico and Washing
ton. Some of them come in fresh
from the joys of motoring; othtrs
look wearied, indicating in all prob
ability trouble with the motor, or
tires. Motoring is not all pleasure,
even at its best, and to everyone on
a long trip there comes days o!
grief, when evirything s-eems to j;o
And as the owner? originate from
far-separated regions, so too are th-
.cars far anart in relationship. The
Pierce.Arrov.. is often foIlow.d
the Ford, and they in turn by a
Buick, an Overland or a what-noi.
Almost every known make and de
scription of automobile may be seo:i
traveling the country roads of Ne
braska any day now.
The great impetus of tourist traf
fic this season is doubtless due to
i the restriction of gasoline usage for
other than business purposes durinz
the war. The counteracting effect
is undoubtedly noticeable in every
village and hamlet in the country.
Let us then, welcome our tourist
friends. They can be made a source
of considerable revenue and at the
rate per day they are passing thru
Plattsmouth they are too important
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