The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 26, 1916, Page PAGE 6, Image 6

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    MQNDAT, JUNE 26. 1916.
Let Us Assist You in Planning Your
New Residence! '
You are no doubt in the same position that a great many others .of this city
and community are in. You want a new home, and if you had a little assistance
in the way of plans, cost of material and a partial estimate on the cost of your
new home you might build now.
e iiave just received a most complete line of plans, specifications, estimate
of lumber bills for each and every structure in this great volume, all of which
will be of great aid to you in planning a new home, all free to you by calling at
our lumber ottice. This volume also contains the plans of combination barns
and silos, garages, outbuildings of numerous kinds, which we will be glad to
show prospective building of these sort of structures.
This is Our Line and We Will Be Glad to Help You!
Our Lumber and Building Line
Lumber and Building
The Revolutionary Leader, Dr. Toledo
Lopez. Might Aid America
v Against Mexico.
Mexico City, June 25. Reports
that the republic of Guatemala, ad
joining Mexico on the south, was pre
paring to declare war on Mexico if
General Cairanza began hostilities
with the United States, caused a
flurry of excitement here. The re
ports were denied by the official rep
resentative of the Guatemalan gov
ernment. Pr. Toledo Lopez, revolutionary
leader in Guatemala, announced that
he would invade Mexico on the south
with a well equipped army, attacking
the rich state of Yucatan, simultane
ously with an attack by American
troops on the north. He declared that
the whole Guatemalan army, number
ing about 85.000, would join him in a
march on Mexico City.
The Guatemalan representatives
assured the foreign office that Lopez
has but a small following and is in
no position to commit the Guatemalan
government to any course of action.
In spite of contrary reports, Presi
dent Estrada Cabrera is not antag
onistic to the government of Mexico,
he said, and will demonstrate this
fact in the event of war between
Mexico and the United States.
Conferences between General Car
ranza and members of his cabinet
regarding the American note con
tinued today, but nothing was made
public as" to when the Mexican reply
may be expected. Hope is expressed
everywhere for a peaceful settlement,
but there is no intimation of what
General Carranza's reply will be.
It is expected that several great
patriotic demonstrations will be held
in the streets of the capital and be
fore the national palace tomorrow.
Lyman Bryson and Keen Abbott of
Omaha, two of the newspaper fra
ternity of the metropolis, were in the
city last evening for a short time,
en route to Nebraska City, and the
gentlemen are making the trip on
foot, and while here stopped at the
Perkins House over night. Mr. Ab
bott is the dramatic editor of the
Omaha World-Herald. Mr. Bryson
was for a number of years on the
Omaha Bee and News, and is now
living at Ann Arbor, Mich. Mr
Abbott writes for the Outlook, Harp
ers' and other publications. Bryson
occasionally appears in Life, Mc-
Clure's and a number of leading
magazines. Both Have books coming
out this winter Abbott's a novel of
the west, and Bryson a book of poem
They will visit Ned C. Abbott and
family at Nebraska City. Mr. Ab
bott is a brother of the superintend
Joe Harasky, who is employed in
the Union Pacific shops at Omaha,
visited in this city over Sunday, re
turning to the metropolis this after
JL nit
zzs u u i 1 u p
Von Rethmann-IIollweg Says Tales
of Intrigue In Mexico Are Un
worthy of Attention.
Berlin, June 25. Reports received
here from America that the German
legation in Mexico City was actively
inspiring General Carranza, head of
the constitutionalist government of
Mexico, in hostility to the United
States was brought today to the at
tention of the imperial chancellor, Dr.
Von Bethmann-Hollwejr.
The chancellor asked to be excused
from commenting on the report, feel
ing that such rumors were unworthy
of his attention. A close friend of
the chancellor, however, had this to
say :
"Certain circles in the United States
are never tired of ascribing responsi
bility for everything, no matter how
far-fetched, to Germany. If a house
burns down or a favorite loses a race,
or crop prospects seem poor, these
protagonists are sure to arise with
a cry of 'Trose wicked Germans.'
"It is obviously impossible for the
highest official in a big empire to dig-
nifv every ridiculous detail of such
a campaign with a personal denial.
Anyone, however, knows, as I do, that
such reports are ridiculous and un
founded." BUKOWiNA IS
Petrograd Announces Whole of the
Austrian Crown Land Is In the
Hands of Czar's Armies.
Petrograd, June 25. Occupation of
the entire Austrian crown land of Bu
kowni was announced today by the
war office. Possession of the prov
ince was completed by the capture of
the town of Kimpolung, in the south
ern part of Bukowina at the foot of
the Carpathians. More than 2,000
prisoners were captured.
British Guns Active.
Berlin, June 25. The British have
developed pronounced artillery activ
ity along the part of the France-Bel
gian front they hold from La Bassee
to the Somme, the war office an
nounced today. The British fire con
tinued uninterruptedly all night.
- Harvest will soon be here. We have
just received two mixed cars of bind
ers and twine. Will throw in cover
and binder whip with each binder.
We can also furnish a lirited number
of Champion and Piano binders at
prices as low as $120. These binders
are new, good paint and in original
packages. We will set them up and
warrant them to do the work.
The Deering standard and pure
manila twine is fresh, new stock, and
contains from 5 to 10 per cent oil.
6-24-tfd&w Plattsmouth.
Read the want ads In the Journal.
is Complete &
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
The De Facto Chief of Mexico Tells
United States Carrizal Fight Was
Direct IJesuIt of His Orders.
Washington, June 25. A demand
for the immediate release of the
American troopers taken prisoners at
Carrizal, coupled with a stern notifi
cation that the United States expects
an early statement of the purpose of
the Carranza government, will be tele
graphed to Mexico City today by Sec-
reary Lansing.
The note discloses that the State
department received yesterday a com
munication from the de facto govern
ment stating that the Carrizal Nfight
was the direct result of orders to at
tack American soldiers moving other
wise than toward the border, person
ally issued by General Carranza to
General Trevino and by the latter
communicated to General Pershing.
In reply, Secretary Lansing re
quired that the de facto government
transmit a definite statement "as to
the course of action it has determined
upon" through the usual diplomatic
channels, "and not through subordi
nate military officials."
Avowal cf Hostility.
The Mexican communication is
construed, Secretary Lansing states,
"as a formal avowal of deliberately
hostile action against the forces of
the United States now in Mexico and
of the7 purpose to attack without
provocation whenever they move
from their present position," despite
the friendly mission on which they
are engaged and which is reaffirmed
in the American rejoinder.
General Carranza is required to
place himself on record formally, and
the plain intimation lies behind the
restrained language of Mr. Lansing's
cimmunication that force will be met
with force. Apparently, however, the
Washington government is deter
mined that the de facto government
shall not evade responsibility before
the world, if war is forced upon the
United States.
M. S. Briggs came in Saturday
from the vicinity of Murray, where
he has been doing some painting on
the farm of Mr. P. A. Hild and put
ting the residence and barns in first
class shape, and this has added a
ereat deal to the appearance of the
buildings. Mr. Briggs has had a
large number of contracts of this kind
during the past few months.
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
Always bears
Treasury department officials esti
mate that the government's receipts
during the current fiscal year ending
June CO will be from $90,000,000 to
$100,000,000 more than estimated when
congress convened.
Revised estimates showed the In
creases approximately as follows: In
come tax, from $S3,000,000 to $120,
000,000, an Increase of $35,000,000 over
the original estimate; ordinary inter
nal revenue receipts from $1272,000,000
to $303,000,000, an increase of $33,000,
000; customs receipts, from $190,000,
000 to $215,000,000, an increase of $25,
000,000. With these three principal
sources of revenue showing an Indi
cated increase of $93,000,000 over the
original estimates, officials believe
minor sources will help bring the total
Increase close to $100,000,000.
Customs receipts show that the gov
ernment already has collected duties
aggregating $1S5,44G,442, only $1,000
less than the sum collected this time
last year and within $5,500,000 of the
sum originally estimated for the en
tire year.
Customs receipts have been steadily
rising since last December and now
have passed $20,000,000 a month. Con
tinuance of present conditions for an
other year, officials believe, would re
sult In the customs receipts nearly
reaching the level attained before the
Dr. Edward Ewlng Pratt, chief of
the bureau of foreign and domestic
commerce, in a recent lecture discussed
the problems that the American lum
ber industry faces. Here are some cf
his statements:
"Great instability has prevailed in
the lumber industry an instability
that has made losses and not profits
the order of the day.
4You are seeking a purely legal rem
edy for a problem which is purely eco
nomic "The lumber Industry must find more
efficient marketing methods and larger
markets foiits products.
"Foreign trade is one of the things
vitally necessary if the lumber indus
try Is to be put on its feet.
"Probably most lumber manufactur
ers have never exported a stick of lum
ber. "Our lumber has sold in Europe, but
it has sold itself.
"Foreign trade Is conducted through
exactly the same fundamental business
principles as domestic trade,
"The yellow pine industry should take
up the matter of. measurements in the
South American trade.
"Why not have in every Important
center of South America an agencj- of
this association which would keep its
eyes open for opportunities?
"Why not have a score of offices to
demonstrate to South America how. to
use wood to the best advantage?"
rierce C. Williams of New York has
been appointed American commercial
attache at London to succeed Albertus
II. Baldwin, who has held the post
since the commercial attache service
was inaugurated, nearly two years ago,
by the bureau of foreign and domestic
commerce, department of commerce.
At the time of his appointment by
Secretary Itedfleld, Mr. Williams was
connected with W. It. Grace '& Co. of
New York, having charge of their for
eign trade In ores. He had previously
been employed with the Crucible Steel
Company of America, for which con
cern he traveled extensively in South
America and Europe. Further experi
ence in foreign trade promotion was
acquired as an official of the Pitts
burgh chamber of commerce.
Mr. Williams is only thirty years of
age and is the youngest member of the
commercial attache staff. He leaves at
once for his new poet.
A firm In San Francisco reports to
Commercial Agent. E. G. Babbitt, In
charge of the district office of the bu
reau of foreign and domestic com
merce in that city, that it has made a
shipment, equivalent to a carload, of
"Turkish" tobacco grown In Califor
nia to Australia. It Is stated that If
this shipment is satisfactory to the
consignees it will probably lead to fur
ther Australian purchases of this prod
uct in California.
It Is understood that this is the first
export of tobacco grown in California.
, The United States geological survey
reports that there was a marked in
crease In the use of petroleum as a lo
comotive fuel by the railroads of the
United States in 1915. The quantity
of oil fuel so consumed last year was
36.C48.4GG barrels, an Increase of 5.555,
200 barrels, or IS per cent over the
similar consumption In 1914.
When Stars and Stripes Entered
Southern Neighbor Before.
Texas' Fight For Independence Which
Led to Massacre at the Alamo No
Nation Has Provoked Us More Than
Has Bandit Ridden Republic Near
War When Austria Ruled Mexico.
Once again as the United States cele
brated Flag day Old Glory waved on
foreign soil. Down in Mexico the stars
and stripes are flying over camps of
American troops.
For the fifth time In history the
American nation is engaged in a dis
pute with her obstreperous southern
neighbor. No other nation on the face
of the globe has harassed our feelings
as provokingly and as persistently as
Mexico. And the end Is not yet.
Tracing the. beginning of the trouble
takes us back to the early days of Tex
as. In 1820 Texas was a Mexican
province. The territory was originally
included In the Louisiana purchase,
but had been ceded to Spain in 1810
in the treaty which gave Florida to the
United States.
Among the emigrants who flocked to
Texas in response to land inducements
was a band of Connecticut Yankees
under the leadership of Moses Austin,
who rode Into San Antonio in the fall
of 1S20 and coolly requested a grant of
land for a colony of Americans. His
request was "granted.
Slowly the colony grew. By 1S35
15,000 Americans had drifted into it
across the border. By virtue of their
industry they accumulated power and
incidentally aroused the jealousy of
Mexican officials. This jealousy cen
tered In Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.
One of his first acts was to send an
army into Texas to overawe the set
tlers. The Alamo Massacre.
The Alamo is a name that has be
come a watchword of lovers of liberty
the world over. Here in the strong
hold of San Antonio ISO Texans took
their stand against 4,000 Mexicans and
fought till they died, and died to a
"Ilemember the Alamo!" became the
slogan of the Texans. Under the lead
ership of Sam Houston they met the
Mexicans a few days later on the im
mortal field of San Jacinto and gave
them the worst thrashing that any
army ever received on a battlefield.
Tho next time Americans carried a
flag into this region was in 1S4G, when
the Mexican war began. This was
over the Texas boundary. Our flag
was flown in the Mexican breeze for
two years, and during the entire time
our troops won every pitched battle in
which they engaged. General Win
field Scott marched into the enemy's
country and wrested stronghold after
stronghold from the hands of greatly
superior forces. Scott then went to
Vera Cruz, capturing that city and
working his way to the very capital
itself, where he raised the American
flag to the breeze.
Meanwhile, General Taylor was
sweeping Into Mexico. Matamoros
was taken, Monterey followed; then
came Buena Vista with its overwhelm
ing victory.
Soon after the beginning of our civil
war France sent troops into Mexico
to overthrow the government and es
tablish an empire. Archduke Maxi
milian, brother of Franz Joseph, the;
present emperor of Austria, was to'
reign at its head. President Juarez,
the full blooded Indian patriot, was
ordered treated as a bandit.
Maximilian Deserted.
Our government refused to recognize
tho empire so long as it was supported
by France. In July, 18G5, it empha-1
sized its disapproval by massing troops '
on the border In Texas. Napoleon III.
withdrew his troops from Vera Cruz,
leaving Maximilian to his fate.
From that date until 1914 compara
tive recent history all went well be
tween the United States and Mexico.
After Diaz came Madero. Madero's
power was soon weakened. Victorlano
Huerta came upon the scene. His ca
reer as president of Mexico was mark
ed by the murder of his predecessor,
Now comes the memorable Incident
of April 9, 1914, an insu?t to this na
tion's flag.
The United States government upon
being informed of the" Tamplco inci
dent demanded an apology of nuerta
in the shape of a salute to the flag that
had been so unjustly Insulted. But the
salute was not forthcoming. Then
away went the battleships to Vera
Cruz. '
Following the occupation of Vera
Cruz active preparations for mobiliza
tion were begun. General Frederick
Funston was sent with a portion of
the army for a march to the City of
Mexico. But the stream of events
were turned in their course. ' A propo-v
sition came from the A. B. CL powers
of South America, composed principal
ly of the countries of Argentina, Bra
zil and Chile, to allow them to mediate
and settle the difficulty. This was
agreed upon. The troops were with
drawn from Mexican territory and the
battleships from Mexican waters. This
brings history well nigh up to the re
cent raids on Texas towns.
Gooc Oil
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Miss Abbie Judkins atteded the
Chappel-Ankeny wedding a" Omaha
Wednesday of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Genard and
children and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ger
hard motored to Omaha and
spent the day with relatives
Frank Sharp, who has bt-n work
ing for Elza Root the ast few
months, left Saturday moning for
his home at Indianapolis, In i.
Mrs. N. M. Winnings and children
returned home Wednesday ni;ht from
South Dakota, where they have been
for the past few weeks.
Mrs. J. H. Latrom went to York,
Neb., Friday of last week, Lr a few
days' visit at the home of he: nephew,
Homer King, and family. She re
turned home Monday.
Mrs. George Williams and baby
went to Elmwood Saturday afternoon
for a week's visit at the horr.e of her
sister, Mrs. U. DelesDerrier, and
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Price. Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Price and M s. C. P.
Snyder autoed over to Greerwood last
Sunday evening for a few r.mrs' visit
with relatives.
Mrs. Guy Adams and chillren went
to Denton Saturday for a few days'
visit with her parents, Rev. and Mrs.
John Davis, returning home Tuesday
P. F. Venner has purchased two
lots from H. K. Frantz, just north of
his residence on Main street, and will
erect a new five-room modern bunga
low in the very near future.
A meeting was held in the fire
house last Friday evening to set the
dates and make plans for our Ninth
annual picnic. A ballot was taken to
decide whether we should hold one
or two days, eleven votes being cast
for two days and nine for one day.
Wednesday and Thursday, August 9
and 10, were decided on a.s the dates.
Middy Suits for Misses!
Middies and Skirts to match; blue and white stripe
kiddie cloth middy made with belt. . Good wearing
and good looking suits for vacation days. Sizes 8, 10,
12 and 14. Price $2.50 Suit
Middies and Skirt to match of white galatea trimmed
with navy blue collar and cuff; well made, good qual
ity. Sizes 10, 12 and 14. PrjCe $2.50 Suit
Middy Suit of white poplin, trimmed with rose and
copen collars and cuffs to match; skirt trimmed. Sizes
14, 16 and is. Price $3.00 Suit
Sheer Waists for Summer!
A large assortment of popular new voile and organdie
waists, prettily trimmed with lace edges and fine tucks;
some with colored collars and cuffs. Prices range from
$1.25 to $2.75
Sizes 34 to 46
E. G. Dovey & Son
Beekeepers' supplies always kept
in stock. Honey boxes a specialty.
Honey the same old prices, 2 to 35c.
See my new honey sign. It is a honey
seller. Garden sass a little scarce
now. Everything fresh. Chicago
Avenue, Phone 258.
Regular meeting of the Woodman
Circle will be held Tuesday evening,
beginning at 8 o'clock. During the
months of August and September
there will be but one meeting per
month, which will be the fourth Tues
day of each month.
We Offer Specials From Our Dry
Goods Department:
Children's Rompers, ages 2 to 0,
per garment, 50c.
Infants' Hosiery, in light blue, pink
and tan, 25c values, at, per pair, 15c.
Girls' and Boys' Hosiery, with a
4-month guarantee, 4 pairs for $1.00.
Ladies' Fiber Silk Hosiery, in black,
white and tan, 3 pairs for $1.00.
We sell a good grade of stocking
feet at, per pair, 10c.
Handkerchiefs A full line and
some good values, at each, 2V&C, 5c,
10c, 15c and 25c.
Doll Bonnets at, each, 10c.
Red Seal Gingham at, per yard, 10c.
Air Float Talcum Powder at, per
can, 10c.
We carry a full stock of C. M. C.
Crochet Cotton.
We are showing a full stock of
Lorraine Egyptian Tissue at, per
yard, 25c.
We offer a lot of odd . pairs of
Misses' Shoes at, per pair, 90c.