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PLAITSSiOPTB SEM1.WTO JOU3NAC
The leEiawka E&lSiis
are now Rolling and
The Popular Cass County Brand of Flour
EVERY SACK GUARANTEED!
Also a Full Line of By Products!
C. D. ST. JOHN, Prop.
JOE WALCGLr.l, Head aiillcr.
For Sale by Hatt & Son, PSattsrnouth, Neb.
and Puis Cc Gansemer, EViurray, Zieb.
Wilson and Lansing Confer Case is
Most Serious Now Pending.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 1. Fdlow-
in'r the receipt today of a ' ora mimical -tu.n
fi.m the German iroverr.mer.t ad
mitting the.t a German subm:i -in? tor
pedes the British horse ship Marina
. with t lie lo-s of six Ann. rijuns, Seer1
T t.try Lan.-intr conferred with President
AViNon and it was decided tlr.it r.o ac
tion would !e taken by the .American
'jY(.vnnn nt until it c uld he ckiir.itcly
istabli.-hed whether the Marina v.-as a
private vessel or a belligerent trans
port. In the note Germany stated that the
con.mander cf the submarine which
saiih the Marina had reported that he
to. k the vessel for a. transport and
i'sked the United States for informa
tion on this point.
C"unt von Persiorff. the German
ambassador, called at the state de
pal tment during the clay and also
couch t this information. He was told
by Secrtary Lnn.-ing that the United
States was not yet in a position to
nnswer th.e inquiry l ot would do so
as quickly as possible.
As a result of the developments of
the day it was indicated by orlkdals
that no action could be expected in
the immediate future on the Marina
case, admittedly one of the two n.o.-t
serious pending between the United
States and Germany. The other is
that of the Pritish liner Arabic, sunk
in the Mediterranean.
Germany, it is understood, is ready
to acknowledge error and make offers
of settlement if it is establi.-hed that
the Maiir.a was not in the British
transport service. When the vessel
was sunk it was jtatcd in dispatches
from I.'ndon that
been connected with the transport
service, and also that when she sailed
on her last voyage she was armed with
a gun astern, manned by two Pritish
If the ship was in public service
prior to being torpedoed, some state
We herewith offer a few suggestions,
from our very complete stock of Jewelry. A
trip to our store will convince you that our
prices are very moderate for the highest
grades of jewelry made. Drop in and ex
amine Giir line of Diamonds, Ladies' and
Gents' Set Rings, Lavallieres, Scarf Pins, Cuff
Buttons, Brooches, Bracelet Watches, Fobs,
Sterling and Plated Silverware, Clocks, Foun
tain Pens and Ivory Goods.
Victrolas and Records
J. W. CRA
.ViS5' j-V;TiS gbfeaar'ga.
department officials take the position
that the presumption was in favor of
the position that an enemy might have
believed her still to be a transport at
the time of the attack. In order to
close up the nature of her previous
charter the order:
was sailing and the character of her
odicers and crew will be investigated.
State department ofiieials hesitate
to make a ruling on what constitutes a
ve.-sel in public service in time of
war, until a decision has been handed
down in the case of the Italian vessel
Attnalito. libelled in the United States
court, at Newport News, Va., after a
, , 1 1 : . : , : . K r i i rr i
collision n iji tts vessel. i ne i
point at issue is somewhat similar to
that involved in the Marina incident
as to the character of the Attulita is
Secretary Lansing went over the
case in detail with President Wilson
after the call of the German ambassa
dor. Lrt at the time had not examined
all ihe affidavits bearing on the at
tack on file at the state department.
It was indicated that it will be pos
sible for the American government te
collect all the evidence r.e'ces ,ar ' with
out further reference to the German
li was stated that no r'ocisioi: had
been reached o"i whether when the.
dc sired information has been gathered
it will be furnished to the German
;..c vei nnicnt without comment and
ft-ither action awaited from Perl in or
whether it will be embodied in a note
stating the position of the American
f'dVcrrnuT.t in the case.
The result of the investigation, it
was understood, will determine this
question. In its last note to Germany
on the submarine que.-1 ion the United
Mtates stated that diplomatic rela
tions would be broken off unless the
practice of torpedoing vessels without
warning was abandoned.
The door to acceptance of amends
was not entirely closed, although
warning was given that offers of
reparation and expressions of regret
could rot compensate for illegal de-
ruction of American lives.
STALK I ILL!)
For cattle and Horses.
E. P. QUEEN.
For Insurance of all kinds see J. W.
OF U.S. EMBARGO
Says Farmers and Live Stock Men
Here Would Rebel at
London, Dec. 1. Under the title "A
Pacific Dream of a Food Embargo"
the Spectator argues that an Ameri
can embargo would have serious con
It would be opposed by the Ameri
can farmers and live stock traders,
says the newspaper, because it would
depress prices, and also the business
people would be reasonably frightened
by the thought of retalliatory embar
goes. "Suppose, and it is no mere empty
supposition," says the Spectator,
"that the parliament at Ottawa de
clared if America put an embargo on
exports of food to the allied countries,
they would put one on her logs and
pulp. Where would the newspapers of
the United States get sufficient paper
to meet their demand?"
The News Statesman says: "Those
who have a finger on the financial
pulse have lately been feeling increas
ingly uneasy about the nation's
expenditure. We are trying to con
tinue ihe spending of $20,000,000,000
a year, when at most we have $12,000,
000,000 to do it with.
'"That is why the chancellor of the
exchequer has not only been driven
to borrow from the United States, on
extieniely generous terms, nearly all
of our marketable foreign investments
in order to pawn them at New York,
but is also compelled to borrow from
hand to mouth from bankers there in
order to keep exchange from going to
a dangerously adverse figure."
The newspaper adds that the deficit
can be made up from the accumulated
wealth only to a limited extent, be
cause it is not in the form in which
it can pass immediately into consump
tion, and much more, cannot be sold
to neutrals, even the prosperous Unit
ed States, because there is a near
limit to the amount that can be spared.
It is argued that the aggregate pub
lic and private expenditure must be
limited to a sum increasingly near
the annual production, and that
2,000.000 retrenchment can be effect
ed by the better paid workers and
those with incomes above the income
t i h P.
s a e f
Publishers Now Must Pay Mills Sixty
two Dollars a Ton Many
New York, Dec. 1. The Interna
tional Paper company, which makes
one-fourth of all the white paper used
by newspapers in this country, has no
tified publishers that the price for
1D17 will be 02 a ton at the mill, cus
tomers to pay freight, cartage, insur
ance and storage charges. This is
S3. 10 per 100 pounds, or 3.3 cents a
pound. The other paper makers will
follow the example of the Interna
tional. This is an advance of Zto per cent
over the old price of $40 a ton. It is
an advance that will hamper every
newspaper publisher in the United
States. It will cost the newspapers of
New York City $3,000,000; of Poston,
2,000,000, and the cost to publishers
in other cities will be proportionate.
Increased Costs the Excuse.
P. T. Dodge, president of the In
ternational, says there a;e good reas
ons for the advance; thar. everything
used in paper making has increased so
that paper cannot be mad ? at a profit
fcr lesr than S3.10 per 100 pounds.
A. G. Mclntyre, paper expert of the
American Newspaper Publishers' as
sociation asserts the mills will make
an excessive profit from the advance
in price, and that trade conditions do
not warrant it. Publishers expected
an increase in cost of manufacture in
the mills, but it could not average
more than ?5 a ton. Mr. Mclntyre
says in an interview in the Editor and
Publisher that 2,000 papers, not all
small ones, either, will be forced out of
business by the the advance. He says:
"It is a dark day for publishers, who
face ruin and disappointment, with no
Hot water heating plant for 7 or 8
room house; in good condition; bar
gain. T. H. Pollock.
Victrolas S15 to $150. Records and
needles. J. W. Crabill. 10-17-d&w. j
at Dawson's store,
Mrs. Luther Meade and Mrs. George
Marrow are reported on the sick list
Attorney C. II. Taylor came down
from Omaha Saturday to spend the
week end wdth home folks.
L. G. Todd, Ed Shoemaker and Fred
Young were in Louisville yesterday
visiting at the Farmers Union ele
Ed Leach has been working the road
that passes his house and expects to
have it in first class shape before the
heavy freezing begins.
The county commissioners have at
last made ur their minds that the
court house needs cleaning and re
decorating. Pretty good idea.
The roads are the best in the his
tory of the county around here for
this time of the year, at present. One
or two soft places between Platts
mouth and Nebraska City over the old
O. K. road.
At the drawing in Nebraska City
yesterday Edgar Morton got the lady's
rain coat and the name of Matt MeQuin
was called at two different times and
his prize would have been a gold
watch for either sex given by E. C
Ernestene, but Matt was not there
There were about 500 cars registered.
Creed Harris returned from Okla
homa City Friday night and says he
en loved the trip fine. He has been
gone from here nearly two weeks and
says there are a whole lot of people
who did not even miss him. Probably
that was because Union is getting so
large that it is impossible to keep
track of everybody all the time.
Last Friday the news was started
that E. II. McConaha, an operator for
the Missouri Pacific at Strausville, the
first station this side of Falls City,
was beaten up and finally killed by
tramps at that place. The story is
wrong. McConaha was laying off at
the time and it was the operator who
was taking Mac's place that met with
.::. -..:.;:.-. .-.;.;
Mrs. Trotter reports that her son,
who underwent two operations in a
hospital is improving.
Reports still come of the improve
mi nt in health of Mrs. C. D. St. John,
who is in an Omaha hospital.
Chancellor Fulmer, of Nebraska
Wesleyan University, was unable to
be here last Sunday evening and his
lecture was postponed to a future
Mike Kime and wife have taken
time by the forelock and celebrated
Thanksgiving by having a dinner
Mr. Pennett Chriswisser and wife,
who have been visiting their two sons
for a week returned to their home in
Mr. and Mrs. Kirkpatrick will jour
ney to Plattsmouth, their old home
town, to eat some of its good things
on Thanksgiving day.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Sturm are pre
paring to entertain all the McCarthy
relatives on Thanksgiving, and we
think it will take two big birds and
Ralph Sturm departed for Texas
to oversee the irrigation plant they
are installing on their ranch. A word
to the wise Mr. Ralph keep out of
the range of Mexican bullets.
Z. W. Shrader recently topped the
market with 480 head of sheep on
the Omaha market, receiving almost
$12.00 per hundred on the entire flock.
Mr. Shrader will soon have 1,000 more
shipped in and if he does as well on
these as the last he will have nothing
to complain of.
A force of track m?n have been lay
ing the heavy steel Tails through Ne
hawka this week. . The rails are all
laid between Union and Nehawka and
within a short time will be completed
to Weeping Water. We understand
this is to be the main line of the Mis
souri pacific for all through freight
traffic' between Omaha and Kansas
City as soon as the heavy steel has all
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Berger of near
Greenwood visited friends in Elmwood
Sunday and Monday.
D. Rcsenow of Omaha was here the
latter part of last week and the first
of this visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Franz Rosenow and other rela
tives. Miss Lottie Penterman has com-
menced the teaching of domestic sci
ence at Clear Creek, District No. 24,
and has purchased an oil stove for
Mrs. II. A. Williams and Mrs. U
F. Langhorst went to Plair, Neb., on
Monday to see Mrs. Mary Williams at
that place. She is quite sick, having
had another stroke of paralysis.
George E. Miller has lost five head
cattle i. hi. j.i
d. - ' - " - L'l I ILIl l,l
--v. una ween, wnn me new catiie
I ne "as another one or two
C 11 I lft o.l . ...
" Wlt" the disease. This
4a.Lc loss as they were
Mr. and Mr. Ed Gustin were v5s
itors in the vicinity Gf Eagle on Tues
day. Mr. Gustin was looking after
his land interests near that place and
reports that his corn crop on this farm
is yielding sixty bushels to the acre.
John Morford was called to DeWitt
Neb., Monday, in response to a tele
gram announcing that a sister was not
expected to live. The sister died be
fore h6 sot there. Mrs. Morford left
on Tuesday to attend the funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Uhley have
moved their household goods from
Verden to Alvo, and will make
their home there. Mr. Uhley has a
lucrative position with the M. P. as
assistant traveling auditor. He wil
be away a good deal but will make
his headquarters at that place.
A..N. McCory and son, William, and
Mrs. Thompson motored down from
Lincoln to visit at the Ivan McCrory
home and other friends and relatives
Mrs. Thompson is visiting the Mc
Crory family and other friends at Lin
coln. While here she called upon her
old friend. Grandma Quinn. Mrs
Thompson is on a visit here from Port
Mrs. A. B. Shepard left yesterday
for Illinois for a month's visit with
Joe Ganter and Miss Lena Campbell
of Lincoln Sundayed at the Renner
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Swanson and
little daughter, Enid, of Union, are
visiting at the Renner home.
Mrs. Edna Crabtree went to Hast
ings Wednesday night to spend
Thanksgiving at the C. W. Crabtree
Charley Snyder received a barrel
of oranges Thursday morning from
his father, who has a tract of land in
A. II. Vanlandingham shipped two
cars of hogs Tuesday to Nebraska
City, and one car Thursday to South
Superintendent Clyde E. Seymour
of the Eagle school left for Swanton,
Neb., Wednesday evening to visit over
Thanksgiving with home folks.
Greeley Forsyth e arrived here from
North Dakota Thursday morning for
a visit with relatives and friends. This
is his first visit here in several years.
Herbert Standley, son of Mrs. Elihu
Standley, was operated on for ap
pendicitis at St. Elizabeth's hospital
at Lincoln Monday. At first his con
dition was considered quite grave, but
at this writing we are glad to report
that he is getting along nicely.
Bert Dopp and Nellie Standley, two
of our popular young people who re
side southwest of Eagle, were united
in marriage Wednesday at 2:30 p. m.,
at Lincoln, the Rev. Rudolph Caughey
officiating. They will reside on the
groom's farm southwest of town.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Carroll who live
on the Schrieder place east of town
are rejoicing over the arrival of a
baby born Tuesday, November 28.
Mrs. Riley Portis and her small
children of Rockport, Mo., arrived
Tuesday evening for a visit with her
daughter, Mrs. Ray Kreider and fam
Alec Hitchman, wife and little son
arrived Monday night from their
home at' Tampico, Mex., for a short
visit with Mr. Hitchman's parents and
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Collister return
ed Tuesday morning from Talmage
where they had visited their new
three and one-half pound grandson at
the home of their daughter, Mrs. Ray
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Tiffny and fam
ily of Colfax, la., arrived by auto last
week for a couple of weeks' Visit with
Mrs. Tiffny's brothers, A. J. and D. A.
Cards are out announcing the ar
rival of a wee baby at Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Spencer's of Talmage, on Nov.
24th. The little one has been named
Keith Neville. Mother and baby are
getting along well.
James Shafer of Verdon was in
town Tuesday and rented the Mrs.
; Conley house in the north part of
town and will move here this week.
Mrs. Conley will live with her daught
er, Mrs. Dill in the O'Brien house.
R. O. Hutching shipped a car of
stock cattle to the Omaha market on
Monday. Mr. Hutchins is one of our
extensive cattle raisers. He has about
eighty head of cattle left, forty head
of which he will feed this winter.
Mrs. Fannie Dill bought the Henry
O'Brien home last week and Mr.
O'Brien purchased the Pillsbury home.
Possession of the above homes will
be given this week as the Pillsbury
family is moving this week to their
new home at Malvern, la.
E. P. HOLMBERG DIED
EARLY THIS MORNING
This morning at 4 o'clock Eric P.
Holmberg, one of the old residents of
this city, passed away at his home on
South Tenth street after a short ill
ness due to the complications of old
age, as Mr. Holmberg was past 00
years of age and lacked only a month
of being in his ninety-first year. He
was born in Sweden January 20, 182G,
and had spent his earlier years in that
cuumiy, wining lu -rwnenca some
forty years ago. He had been a resi-
i . f ni-ii Al f .
aent oi riausmoum lor many years
and was for years an employe of the
Burlington company in the shops and
in the yard service here and was a
very faithful and steadfast man in his
duties, and in his associations with his
fellow man made a great many very
warm friends who will regret greatly
to learn of his death. For the last
few years his age made necessary his
retirement from active duties and he
had spent the time at the home in
looking after its care. Mr. Holmberg
for one of his years was a very active
man and it was not until last Thurs
day that he was compelled to take to
his bed, and from that time on he
gradually grew weaker until the end,
which came peacefully, like a gentle
sleep. Two sons, Ernest and Conrad,
were with the wife and mother at the
bedside when the messenger of death
called the husband and father away.
ENTERTAINS QUILTING PARTY.
On Wednesday afternoon, last, Mrs.
D. B. Jardine entertained in a very
pleasant manner at her home north
west of the city at a quilting party
when a large number of the ladies and
their families were in attendance at
the pleasureable event. At noon a
fine big dinner was served to the mem
bers of the party by Miss Mabel Jor
dan, Florence Gauer and Pearl and
Myrtle Jardine. Those who were
present were as follows: Mrs. John
Meisinger, jr.; Mrs. Anton Meisinger,
Mrs. Frank Blatzer, sr.; Mrs. Lambert,
sister and son, Glen; Mrs. T. E. Todd
and sons, Lee and Albert; Mrs. Louis
Born, Mrs. E. J. Meisinger and daugh
ter, Alice; Miss Theresa Lehnst, Mrs.
J. N. Jordan and- daughter, Mable.
Those attending from other localities
were Mrs. John Busche, Cedar Creek;
Mrs. Frank Salsberg and son, Elmer;
Mr. and Mrs. John Meisinger, jr.;
Mrs. John Gauer and daughter, Flor
ence; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Schaffer,
Mrs. Margaret Schaffer, Louis Meis
in, Elmer Schaffer. It was a late hour
when the guests departed homeward
vowing they had had a very delightful
time at the hospitable Jardine home.
'The contents of a lady's bag are al
ways gay and fleeting;
'Yet this one holds, if nothing else,
A merry Christmas greeting."
J. W. Tulene was among those going
to Omaha this morning.
DANCE ON DECEMBER 9.
The Cosmopolitan club will give an
other of their social dances on Satur
day evening, December 9, at Coates
hall, to which the public is cordially
invited to be present and a good time
is assured to all. The music will hi
furnished by the Holly orchestra, ltd
If the fire bell should ring would
you run and stop it or go and help to
put out the fire? It is much the same
way with a cough. A cough is a dan
ger signal as much as a fire bell. You
should no more try to suppress it than
to stop a fire bell when it is ringing,
but should cure the disease that causes
the coughing. This can nearly always
be done by taking Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. Many have used it
with the most beneficial results. It is
especially valuable for the persistent
cough that so often follows a bad
cold or an attack of the grip. Mrs.
Thomas Beeching, Andrews, Ind.,
writes: "During the winter my hus
band takes cold easily and coughs and
coughs. Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy is the best medicine for breaking
up these attacks and you cannot get
him to take any other." Obtainable
Wanted A car load of live poultry
to be delivered near C. P. and Q.
freight depot, on Friday, December
8th, one day only, for which we will
pav in cash as follows:
Hens, per pound lie
Snrinp-s 1 Je
I r-- - -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Old Roosters 8c
Guineas, per dozen $3.oo
Large Horse Hides, each $7.0
Beef Hides 18c
Will be on hand rain or shine and
take care of all poultry offered.
W. E. KEENEY
THAT HAD BEEN
SUNK FOR MONTHS
John Richardson; the ferryman. Sat
urday afternoon completed u very dif
ficult job at Cullom when he sueeess
fully raised the large sandboat that
had sunk in one of the lakes there
and brought it to shore where the ma
chinery on the boat can be cleaned up
and saved by the owners. The boat
which is of quite good size was upset
in the lake several months ago and
was found by Mr. Richardson turned
bottom side up in some sixteen feet
of water and it is needless, to say
that it was no small job to drag the
boat to shore as it had on it eight
tons of machinery that made the
Arork doubly hard. Mr. Richardson,
A'ho has had considerable experience
in this line of work around the river,
prepared for the work in a very thor
DUgh manner and by the use of gig
posts and block and tackles was able
o get the boat righted and in shape
.vhere it could be towed to the shore.
It is a job of which John can feel well
pleased as there are very few who
would care to undertake the proposi
.ion under the adverse conditions, and
the success he had with it is very
pleasing to the owners of the boat as
the value of the boat was consider
able, owing to the expensive machin
ery with which it was equipped.
I am now ready to do all kinds of
corn shelling and wood sawing. Call
Murray Tel. Exchange. Omar Yard
ley. 1 1-20S twkly
HOUSE FOR SALE Inquire of
Mrs. Jennie Sass, at old McMaken
Shoes for Men
.$5, $6, $
Stylish shoes with the
-unnecessary frills left
off but the really neces
sary care in design and
workmanship put in in
You will not be dis
appointed in their ap
pearance either before
or after wear some
thing which cannot be
said of all makes of
men's shoes, you've
The reason we recom
mend them so heartily
is because we know
them so thoroughly.
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