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PLATTSYO UTH, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1919.
CENCES OF YEAR
WHEN THE ARMISTICE BROUGHT
JOY INTO THE HEARTS
REJOICING THE WORLD OVER
And Especially Among the French
Back of the Lines American
Soldiers Were Feted.
From Monday Dally.
Tomorrow is the anniversary of
the date that probably brought more
happiness to millions of hearts
throughout the world than any event
since the first Christmas day thai
brought to the earth the Eavior of
In this country it was marked by
a series or great demonstrations, but
its fullest meaning was realized in
the war swept countries of the old
world. We at that time were sta
tioned near one of the large French
towns and had an opportunity of
realizing a little of what peace real
ly meant to the sorely tried nation
of the French.
During the long and wearisome
months of the four years of war the
nijrhts in the towns of France were
unrelieved by the use of street lights
and with the tightly shuttered win
dows of the shops and homes a
street was as dark as a lonely coun
try road in America, but oa this oc
casion the inhabitants forgot in
their rejoicing for a short time the
sufferings and privations war had
laid upon them and electric lightB,
lamps and candles and anything
that would furnish light was brot
forth and the streets made as bril
liant as possible in honor of the
close of the conflict. The tri-color
and the Stars and Stripes were
brought forth and displayed with as
much profusion as possible and the
Frenchmen who possessed an Ameri
can flag was very proud of the fact
that he could slip one over his
neighbor by displaying the emblem
of the sister republic.
From the camps where the Ameri
can troops were awaiting the word
to move out to the front many of
the boys visited the city, eluding the
M. P's.. who however were a little
inclined to overlook any A. W. O. L.
on this occasion. Along the roadside
and from the homes groups of child-!
ren and women would gather, to
rush out and take the American sol
diers by the hand and proudly an
nounce "Le Guerre Finish." which
to them was the most joyful tiding
that they had heard for four long
years and while the rejoicing was
mingled with tears for those for
whom the war had long been finish
ed, young and old, rejoiced in the
fact that victory had crowned theii
arms and those of their allies.
In the heart of the city, a great
bonfire was roaring out a lurid tri
umph of allied arms while the notes
of music from some five American
and one French band urged on the
wild and delirious populace in their
dancing and rejoicing. A great cir
cle of dancing figures, embracing
thousands of French, American sol
diers and Belgian refugees circled
around the great square in a joyful
dance and men and women bowed
by the weight of years, vied with
the youth of their teens in stepping
off with the dance.
One of the chief features of the
square was a huge figure in bronze
of one of the French generals who.
In 1871, led the army of the Loire in
their last stand before the Germans,
and this figure was buried beneath
a wilderness of flags and flowers.
The appearance of an American
was tbe scene for a general invita
tion to Join in the festivities and
those who hesitated were dragged
into the circle of funmakers but as
the dragger was general a charming
mademoiselle, Lt did not require any
erreat effort to get tbem into the
The cafes of the city were crowd
ed with all nationalities and for this
occasion the rank of officer and en
listed men was swept away in the
general joymaking and many a ma-
jor and colonel was engaged in j
toasting his more humble but equal-!
ly valiant comrade m arms and it
was a rare case where the dough
boy escaped the embraces of his re
joicing French comrades.
At the front these scenes of fes
tivity did not exist however, as the
country was not exactly in condi
tion for a celebration and it was
with silence and calmness that the
troops who but a few hours before
had been engaged in deadly battle
heard the notes of the artillery fire
die down, for the conclusion of the
greatest of all wars and it was hard
to realize tnat tne struggle was
over for them and their comrades.
DOINGS IN THE
Divorce Case of Jay R. Stillwell vs.
Laura Ann Stilwell Occupies
Attention of Judge.
From Monday's Dally.
This morning Judge James T. Beg
ley held a short session of the dis
trict court . and heard the divorce
suit of Jay K. Stillwell vs. Laura
Ann Stillwell. This action is for a
decree of absolute divorce on the
grounds of cruelty, and the default
of the defendant was entered in the
case by the court and a
decree or -
dered granted as prayed for by the
plaintiff. Attorney A. L. Tidd
peared for the plaintiff in the action.
Judge Begley will call the dccket
for the November term of the dis
trict court on Wednesday morning.
November 12th. The jury panel for
the term will not be called to report
until Monday, November 17th.
TRAIN SERVICE HIT
BY THE COLD WAVE1
r.rtA -TOVatW aA ffpm Snnw ii!the triP to this cit" b-v automobile
the West Serves to Interfere With
Train Service on Western Roads.
From Monday's Daily.
Heavy snow storms through Colo
rado. Wyoming and western Nebras
ka last night and this morning serv
ed to put a crimp in the passenger
train schedule of the Union Pacific
and Burlington lines froniDenver
to Omaha and the east. Train No.
6 over the Burlington due in this
city at 7:45 is now scheduled as
fifteen hours late and will be
through this city some time during
the evening as the running time is
constantly being checked by the
this afternoon at
eight or ten hours late and its run
ning time will be taken up by No
6 if possible.
Sudden Change Brings With It Bit
ing Winds From the North and
Makes Coal Situation Worse.
From Monday's Dally.
All day yesterday a chilly rain
fell and made the day a most dis
agreeable one, but near the mid
night hour the weather took a
sudden change and the wind shift
ing to the north brought with it a
cession of the rain but brought also
a very sudden cold snap. This
morning the mercury was hovering
around the freezing point and "the
householder as he viewed his rapid
ly diminishing coal pile could but
curse softly over the coal strike. The
western part of the state received a
very heavy snowfall, over three feet
being reported along the lines of
the Burlington and delaying the
eastbound trains for several hours.
No. 6. the early morning passenger
between Denver and Chicago, en
countered three feet of snow near
Hastings and was held there for
several hours. The first snow of the
season in this city came early In the
morning and has continued for the
greater part of tbe day.
Gulbransen Player Piano is tbe
easy pedalling player. A child can
operate it and It's fool proof. A.
Hospe Co., of Omaha, has been sell-
ing your friends in this territory
since 1874. Why not to you? 6-4tw
ARE TAKEN HOME
Parents Arrive in City Saturday
Afternoon and Take Them
From Monday's Dally.
The three young boys from Iowa
who were enforced guests of Chief
of Police M. E. Manspeaker at the
city jail Friday night and Saturday,
were released on Saturday after
noon when their parents arrived
from Paullina. Iowa, to identify
them and escort them back to their
homes. The boys who have been
seeking adventure in traveling over
the country rather than take up
the dull and dreary routine of
school, were decidedly impressed by
their sojourn in the not altogether
palatial "hoosgow" that the city
maintains in the basement of the
city hall, and on the arrival of the
parents were in a receptive mood for
any overtures of peace that might
be made. Marion Hessen, James
Hogg and James Cowan were the
three boys and their parents are all
we'' to do residents of O'Brien coun
ty. Iowa, and the mother of young
Cowan is quite wealthy, but the
j attractions of home life was out
i weighed bv the wanderlust from
Wnjch they were suffering and they
j consequently were unable to resist
ap-ithe longing to hit the road. The
parents of the young men informed
them that they were here to take
them "home if they were willing to
get back into school and stay at
home but if they felt that life was
more enjoyable in traveling over
the country then they could go and
it did not take long for the three
boys to decide that it was far better
to endure the hardships of school
life rather than that of burning over
e country. The parents. Mr. and
Mrs. G. S. Hogg. Mrs. Cowan and
the father of young Hessen. made
j and departed Saturday night for the
Iowa home and taking the boys with
MENTS IN HOMES
Cass County Farmers Add Light
Plant Equipment to Their Cozy
and Comfortable Farm Homes.
From Monday's Dally.
The Cass county farmers are
No 2 due here j nothing if not progressive and be
4:30 will be lieve in having everything around
their homes just as complete and up
to date as possible and in no com
munity can one find better or more
comfortably arranged homes than in
j our own county. Two of the leading
farmers of the community have just
ordered an Owens lighting plant
and system installed at their homes
and will be ready to enjoy one of
the comforts that has heretofore
been enjoyed by the city residents.
Jacob Meisinger, residing west of
the city who already has a home
that is strictly up to date has put.
in one of the plants as well as John
Albert, residing in the vicinity of
Louisville, and both of these gen
tlemen feel that they have a plant
that can be depended upon at .all
times to give the very best of ser
vice and with but very little labor
on their part. These plants were
secured from W. W. Wasley and
George M. Hild and are certainly
the last word in convenience and
DEATH OF FRANK HEDENGREN
From Mt ndav Daliv.
The many friends in this city of
A. F. Hedengren. master carpenter
of the Omaha division of the Bur
lington, will regret very much to
learn of the sadness that has befall
en Jr. and Mrs. Hedengren in the
death of their son. Frank W. Heden
gren. at the army hospital at Fort
It.iyurd. New Mexico. The unfortu
nate oung man was in service in
France with the 147th Field Artil-
llery and while there contracted tu-
J berculosis and was later invalided
home and sent to the army hospital
at Fort Bayard where he has ince
remained until his death last Wed-
nesday at the army post. The Tun
g eral services were held this after-
noon In Omaha.
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL.
From 'lUfpdar's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. L. F.
Terry berry who for several weeks
has been at the Immanuel hospital
where she underwent a severe surg
ical operation, was aide to return to
her home here and is feeling very
much improved. Mrs. Terryberry.
while still quite weak from the ef
fects of the operation stood the trip
in fine shape and is now recuperat
ing at her home. The many friends
were delighted to see this estimable
lady return home feeling so well
and trust that she may continue to
improve unit! rully resored to
HAVE A THRILLING
TIME ON A HUNT
Will Mason and Marion Hobson Experience-Much
Trouble on Hunt
ing Trip on the Missouri Sunday
From Tuesday's Dally
On last Sunday William Mason,
the genial councilman from the
third war and also a great follower
of the duck shooting game, decided
that he would indulge in a little
sport shooting, and securing the as
sistance of Marion Hobson put out
in a motor boat for the day's hunt
ing along the river. In the late
afternoon the party were hunting
near King Hill south of this city
and just about that time the rain
begin to take on the general aspects
of a real storm and as luck would
have it their motor boat decided to
quit business and with a last expir
ing chug refused to go farther. The
failure of their power boat put the
situation right up to the boys and
after some work with he stubborn
craft it was decided that it would
be necessary to make shore and to
do so it wasnecsary for Bill and
young Hobson to pull the mermaid
stunt and get out into the icy wat
ers of the river and tow the boat
behind them to the bank. The water
at the point where they went over
board was breast deep and as cold
as the north pole and it was under
these conditions that the boys were
forced to make their way to shore.
After much effort the Nebraska
shore was reached and then the real
suffering took place as the biting
north wind almost froze them in
their soaked condition and to make
matters worse, neither of them were
familiar with the section of the
country they had been forced to
land in. Some time was spent
wandering around half frozen when
Bill discovered a wire fence and
this was followed for some distance
until at last the welcoming glow of
a light in a nearby house was seen
and in response to the yells of the
now thoroughly benumbed hunters.
William Shera and his companion,
named Hall came out and assisted
Bill and Marion to the shelter of
the house of Mr. Shera. where the
boys were relieved of their wet
clothes and given dry garments and
warmed up and then invited to a
real hot and thoroughly enjoyed
supper. Bill says there was nothing
in the world ever appeared as wel
come to him as that light in the
window of the Shera house.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The cold and snowy weather
which threatened to cover Nebraska
with a blanket of the fleecy white
ness has lifted and today was one
of the. most delightful for several
weeks. Temperatures have been
comparatively mild in most cases
throughout the state, and in the
eastern portions but little evidence
was given of snow. A foot of snow
at North Platte was extended to the
east only a short distance but the
snow and unsettled weather condi
tions in the mountain states has re
tarded the train service on the Den
ver lines. No. 6 over the Burling
ton was delayed for six hours today
and all western connections hung up
by the effects of the storm.
Locally the cold wave had no ser
ious effect beyond the cold stiff gale
Don't buy a player piano until
you have investigated the Famous
Gulbransen Player handled in this
territory only by A. Hospe Co.. of
Let our carrier boy deliver you a
CALLED OFF AT
DECISION TO COMPLY WITH THE
COURT ORDER REACHED AT
HOUR OF HISTORIC NOTE
READJUSTMENT OF DISPUTE
Operators and Miners to Confer as to
Concessions to be Made, Fol
lowing Return to Work.
From Tuesday's Dally.
At precisely the historic hour of
the first anniversary of the armis
tice becoming effective 11 o'clock
this forenoon , announcement from
heads of the striking miners, indi
cates the men will be directed to re
turn to their work at once.
Dispatches received in Omaha this
afternoon state that the leaders of
the striking coal miners, iu confer
ence at Indianapolis this morning
decided upon compliance with the or
der of the federal court and will at
once issue orders calling on the
The full particulars of the settle
ment made by the miners and the
operators were not made public at
11 o'clock, the hour set for the de
cision of the miners, but it is un
derstood that concessions in the
matter were made by both the min
ers and the operators at the request
of the government.
This will be almost as Joyful
tidings as the news last year of the
signing of the armistice and means
that in a few weeks the coal situa
tion will begin to clear up and re
move the possibilities of a great deal
of suffering among the people.
The decision of the labor chiefs to
settle the question will greatly
strengthen them in the opinion of
the people over the country and
should secure for the miners the best
possible settlement of the strike.
HIS RAILWAY PLAN
The management of railroads by a
board, elected in equal parts by the
government, the employes and the
railroad officials, railroads operated
for service, not profit, with capital.
labor and the public equal in author
ity, is the Plum plan in brief, as
outlined by Glen E. Plum, the author
of the measure, and who spoke last
evening at the Swedish auditorium
"We start with a budget of actual
cost of operation." said Mr. Plumb.
All savings effected by efficiency.
or eliminated expense, shall be the
dividends. Half of this shall go to
all the men who conduct the oper
ation of the railroads in wage divi
dends. The other half shall be ap
plied to next year's budget and dis
tributed to the public as dividends
in decreased rates of transportation.
"The railroads, under this plan,
will be operated and controlled for
the people, and by the people. Rail
roads have been defined as public
highways. Public highways are
wholly matters of public concern.
This plan provides that the govern
ment shall take back to itself the
public interests it has granted to
"This movement was taken up
first bv labor, because labor is the
part of the public that is organized
But labor and capital will be on
equal plane In the operations of the
railroads with the government. The
government will provide the essen
tial stabilization that will keep the
railroads a thing of the people.
"There Is nothing complicated in
the Plumb plan; it is merely the ap
plication of the golden rule to mod
ern industrial life."
Mr. Plumb was introduced by T.
P. Reynolds. Ia bis opening re
marks he referred to a banner drap
ed over the stage, by saying, "This
is the first time I have ever had the
opportunity to speak under the ban
ner. We are all members of the
Plum Plan league."
JOURNAL ADVERTISING PAYS
T. H. Pollock sold the Frank Step-
pat farm twice in Eve weeks.
i The advertisement was first insert
ed iu the September 2Sth issue of the
Plattsmoutu Journal and the first
sale was made to Tom Cromwell
within three weeks, who re-listed
I the farm with T. II. Pollock and
again on November fcth he sold it.
the new owner to take possessior
cn March 1st next.
i ne consideration was 50.400 in
eacli sale or $280.00 per acre.
MINSTREL SHOW IN
Managers of the Parmele Theatre
Secure Attraction for Thanksgiv
ing Day, Matinee and Night.
From Monday's Dally.
The lovers of the old time tune
ful and clever minstrel show will
be given a pleasant treat on Thanks
giving day. November 27th. when
the Arnold & Quick greater mins
trels will be here for a performance
both afternoon and evening at the
Parmele. The company is now tour
ing in western Iowa and has made
a very pleasing impression in the
cities they have shown in as one of
the most complete and satisfying of
the minstrel shows of the present
day, and a worthy successor to the
great singing and acting organiza
tions of George Primrose and Lew
Dockstader. This company carries
a large scenic production with many
attractive and beautiful settings as
well as high class musical artists
in their band and orchestra and the
sweet voiced soloists of the com
pany. As a feature of the show a
wonderful street parade of old time
minstrel days is staged by this com
pany. Mesrs. Moore and Cloidt are also
expecting to secure the clever com
edy. "Fair and Warmer" as an early
attraction at their playhouse.
EIGHTY-THREE YEARS OLD.
From Monday's Dally.
Today was the eighty-third birth
day anniversary of Jesse McVey.
one of the old residents of Cass
county and who is at present mak
ing his home in this city. Uncle
Jesse bears his age well and it would
be very hard to guess that he had
reached this ripe old age. The
many friends in this portion of the
county will Join in wishing Uncle
Jesse many more such pleasant an-
Chester White boars for sale.
Prices reasonable and full pedigree
furnished free. Satisfaction guar
anteed or money refunded. Call or
write your wants. C. Eengen, My
Lends on Livestock!
CJ This local cattle and dairying indus
try cannot increase too much to suit us.
1$ For that reason, we believe you will
find our interests in your farm im
provement and livestock feeding plans
I Financial help is here for those who
plan on farm advancement. This bank
aids such plans and "lends on livestock."
First National Bank
"The Bank Where You Feel at Home."
SUNDAY. NOV. 9TH. SET ASIDE
AS AMERICAN LEGION SUN
DAY OVER NATION.
MINISTER BOOST WAR SOCIETY
And Give Hearers an Insight Into
the Purpose of Organization
Its Progress Outlined.
From Monday's Dally.
Yesterday was quite generally ob
served in the churches of the city us
a patriotic Sunday and the different
ministers of the city gave brief out
lines of the work and purpose of tli
American Legion as this date had
been generally designated us Ameri
can Legion Sundav.
At the Presbyterian church. I'f-v.
H. G. McCluskey occupied the morn
ing worship hour with a sermon l.a.i
ed on patriotism and spoke of the
wonderful benefits that the Unitfi
States gave to its people and the
sermon was one of the ablest r.Ior.ir
the line of appeal to the patriotic!
of the people of the city that h is
been heard for some time.
Rev. A. V. Hunter, of the Metho
dist church, devoted a port ion of th.
evening services to an analysis of
the work and aims of the American
Legion and in urging the sustaining
of the principles for which this orga
nization of former soldiers and .sail
ors of the. nation represented.
Others of the ministers of the city
touched on the subject of this pa
triotic organization and pointed out
the lasting principles of American
ism for which it stands.
The disagreeable weather of th
day served to keep many from at
tendance at t he church services, but
those who made the venture through
the rain to the houses of worship,
felt more than repaid in the abK
ARRIVAL OF DAUGHTER
F'om Monday's Dally
Saturday evening the stork visit
ed the citv and left at the home of
iMr. and Mrs. Carl C'arharrt a fine
jdaurhtePt who has brolI3,lt jl)V a,i
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of the relatives and friends. The lit-
tie one and the mother are doing
You owe it to your family to fur
nish them with a player piano. A.
Hospe Co., of Omaha. recommend
and sell the famous Gulbransen
Player. Write or phone them for
particulars. 6-41 w
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