The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, March 26, 1917, Page PAGE 6, Image 6
FAG - '.'.. -lac: .-rl . s. ' -? r aoer Ccrne to this store with any of your paint and paper troubles. It's our trade, our life study. ir5 TO Hoiei Riley Block, l tJi j L.raitm Jis L 2 31W4 I. .-.,:::;;:'.", Match 2 1, via j . . ; ,.j i v. y.-vi f . I ' : n internal ,.-- t: i !'.':. !t ms of recon- . -; a", gtioi of Rus.- :a ha :, !,.-'.- -'i ili-. rtfi to i new ..."..' ! v.' i.'1 .' :-..:ie.is from without. ; r. :.- indisputable evidence t? (ifinrw s are massing great r. :-. - .f t:onps ah-ag the northern :,. fr ar. ttf .rt against Rus- ' T.;.' .;; -try 1 . s leen apprised of r. w iv. ( : ac 1 y a series of procla- 1:.: u ii s ministers. I...r:..n. Mreh 2. Router's Petro-' !-.: e !- : -i . r.ilcnt says: "War Min-i-: ; v..; h-iT'.- statement that the : ., i- ; : tl.v gate is i: mere figure . . . '. '!":- .-1'ghtest relaxation . .i;ii iv ami the enemy would he at IVn,,-.!,!.- Tiie i ' !-. .-p.. r.Ii-rt then cautiously i-f eis ! the report ussive action on t ..- ti" f ti.e (Mii.-eioa.-ness that the army i ;i hct-n tlie iii Iier of Rus ; .'- V.y i-.-h litis mar.ife.-ted it- ; !:" ia .ir.t-.r.iis incompatible with !: '...: y a.-ciplir.e anil says that al n aiy there is news from various ' f i i.; 's th' prevalence of "second thoughts." ;:;" c- '.ti'iues the correspondent, "v. here the r. ..?: ivr-pect their chiefs ai I t!:e I'.rry is fiu tunate in its c-'.rn-r-...i: :e: . it i a. -.likely that per.-i.-tence in unti.Jtot .-1 ehiims will he allowi'l to . ej i.ihi-i- vhe spring ami sunimer c:ur.-..in-. Morsivi rcasur!r..ir rejioiis h:f.e hi en re.civod from (leneral R'i-'.-'-:y a.r.a (.--.eral -Ta lenich, wlio r.:aarii- the Oaucsus army. Ti.eio l;as hec-n much head shak- i r.e'.erthele-s, aiaor.j; the more t i ,,.. i inhabitants of Petrojrrad, !.:r.r-:y a reflection of the greater fre.I..m allowed the press, which has jK-'ti-ii the flood urates ofthe paci fists and :-hriekin.irs atrainst was 3 . i '! ht c.-.t-i i --a'. noent c.nc!udes by de il ;;!:' th:,t the republican form of ernnn-nt r..v is assured. The eiirar with the real goods in them i the Exouisito, manufactured by Herman Spies. The best oc cigar c.-, the market. Butter-Nut Coffee Prise Winners: Cist Prize, No. 349, Coffee Percolator Mrs. W. J. otreignt. 2nd Prize, No. 144, 1 3-lb Can Butter-Nut Coffee Miss Kitty Cummins. 3rd Prize, No. 186, 1 1-lb Can Butter-Nut Coffee Mrs. William Budig. This ends the Butter-Nut Coffee contest. Special sale on Hams and Smoked Shoulder Hams at Smoked Skinred Hams at Smoked Sugar Cured Bacon These are low prices considering the present cost of fresh perk and beef. Get busy as we have only a limited supply on hand. 6 The Big Meat and or no Don't Overlook the Exclusive Paint Store BELSU2EgJ, North Sixth Street A COMMUNITY DANGER Institutions already of colossal pro portions and getting bi?ger they Ihi eaten the community life of.small towns and cities. These are the Chain Store and Mail-order House. Whether the home-town merchant suc ceeds or fails is, of course a very seri ous matter to him but the outcome is of greater consequence to the city it self, and th.us becomes a matter of iave public concern. Ry reason cf their greater buying power the chain store and mail-order house are able to get better prices from manufacturers than the smaller dealer, who, as a result, is outstrip ped in the competitive race and gradually forced out of business. The chain store and mail-order houses have their heads and centers in the great city their brains and directing force are there, not here. They give nothing to the small city they take away much much besides money. They drain the best life Mcod of the smaller places and drive out its natural leaders, its men of mind and action, namely, its mer chants. The United National Clothiers is a co-operative body of retailers in four teen states, who have pooled their purchasing power and so are able to buy from manufacturers as cheaply as any of the mail-order houses of the big city or the chain and depart ment stores. Sincelocal men have a less overhead expense, he really can sell cheaper than his big city compe titor. Buying direct from manufac turers he has no jobber's profits to pay. At a small cost the buying or ganization of the United National Clothiers does for our local men the work of many expensive traveling salesmen. Co-operative buying thus puts this local merchant in position to compete on equal terms with the city store. The more tremendous significance lies in the fact that the smaller I cities have through co-operation more ! than a fighting chance. Thev have a future as definite as that of the on rushing metropolis. Have you tried the special Sunday dinner at Hotel Riley? You'll be pleased. FOR SALE OR TRADE Forty acres of land in Cass County, Minnesota. Tor particulars call on Fred S. Rice, IMattsmouth, Nebraska. Bacon now begins: at. . ers 9 Grocery Store WMIJ"-"- - Broth NATION SPEEDS OP DEFENSE BY WAR MOVES Contracts Awarded for Twenty-four Destroyers and Strict Censorship Placed on All Military News Washington March 2.". The Unit ed States swung several paces near er war today with big comprehen sive preparedness moves. The government bought twenty four new destroyers, with orders to hasten their completion. It ordered Brand Whitlock to quit his post as minister to Bel gium and withdrew American relief workers, at the same time branding Germany with faithlessness even in her pledges of protection toward the giant errand of mercy conducted in Belgium. It ordered that two companies of militia guard the big Four River ship building plant at Quincy, Mass., and other establishments in the Old Bay state. Other steps near war were: Announcement that the depart ment commanders are getting ground for big training camps like the Plattsburgh, New York, site and that millions authorized by the last con gress will be spent on equipping these tracts; information that defi nite land defenses are under way, though these cannot be revealed un der a new censorship; notification to Germany that this government re tained in a request to reconstruct the treaty of 1799. New Censorship. A voluntary consorship was clamp ed on news, under an agreement be tween the state, war and navy de partments, and the big press associ ations of the nation. Later, it was suggested an actual wartime censor ship will be imposed by legislation. The national council of defense delved further into preparedness work while President Wilson, close ly in touch with all preparedness work, interviewed Secretary of the Navy Daniels and Secretary of War Baker as to the progress of work within their own branches. The navy ordered all the destroy ers it could at the moment, using money in the $115,000,000 emergency apropriation to cover nine more than had been authorized. The depart ment wishes to gather twenty-five to fifty more of these craft and will turn at once to this task, though the builders involved in today's awards held they were doing a capacity busi ness. Tonight Secretary Baker declared that the army "is pressing ahead with all purchases needed to equip the army if called upon." Entente government representa tives are keen to have this govern ment provide them a big loan as a war step. This will be done unless the nation opposes the idea. Spokes men of the allies here express the view that it would be inadvisable to send an overseas army from this country at once. CHICAGO TO HOLD PATRI OTIC MEET Plan Gigantic Demonstration to Stir , Blue Blood for War. Chicago, March 25. Plans for a monster patriotic demonstration, one that will rival the one held at Madi son Square Garden in New York, were laid at a meeting of represen tative Chicago professional and busi ness men this afternoon. The conference was held at the of fice of Jacob M. Dickerson, ex-secretary of war under the Taft adminis tration, and was attended by Dr. Harry Pratt Judson, president of the University of Chicago, the Right Rev. Bishop Fallows and other noted Chicagons. The following resolutions were adopted: "Resolved, that our country is on the verge of war. The crisis de mands immediate expression by ail patriotic American citizens of their sentiments and desires. We urge up on congress and the president that they immediately take vigorous steps to protect American lives, property and honor by using every resource at their command." A mass meeting will be held next Saturday night at the Auditorium. Prominent speakers will be secured. LAST AMERICAN FORCES DRAWN FROM SANTIAGO Santiago De Cuba, March 25 Re lying on assurances of the ability of the Cubans to maintain order, the American commander withdrew today the last men of the force landed two weeks ago. The city is quiet, al though skirmishes in the outskirts are not infrequent. It is announce a vigorous campaign against the rebels will be inaugurated immediate ly. The rebels are continuing their campaigns of destruction. INCREASE DEPART MENTS OF UNITED STATES ARY Washington, D. C, March 25. Di vision of the United States into six, instead of four, military departments was announced by the war depart ment are the Northeastern, compris ing the New England states, and the Southeastern, comprising the states in the old south. Major General Leonard Wood is transferred from the Department of the east to the new southeastern de partment, Major General J. Franklin Bell from the western department to the eastern department, Major Gen eral Hunter I. Liggett from the Phil- lippines to the western department and Brigadier General Clarence R. Edwards from the canal zone to the northeastern department. Major Gen eral Barry of the central department and Major General Pershing of the southern department remain in their commands The changes were outlined by the department in the following state ment: To facilitate decentralization of command, the United States is di vided into six military departments in place of the four now existing. The new organizations become effective May 1, and comprise the following: "A Northeastern department to embrace Maine, New Hampshire, Ver mont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Headquarters at Boston. "B Eastern department: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Deleaware, Maryland and Virginia. West Virginia, District of Columbia, the canal zene and Porto Rico. Head quarters at Governor's Island. "C Southeastern department: Ten nessee, North Carolina, South Caro lina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama .and Mississippi, together with the coast defenses ' of New Orleans and the coast defenses of Galveston. Head quarters at Charleston, S. C. "D Central department: Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Idniana, Illinois, Wis consin, iviinnesota, isorth Uakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Kan sas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Colo rado. Headquarters at Chicago. "E Southern department: Lousi- ana (except the coast defenses at New Orleans), Texas (except the coast defense at Galveston), Arkan sas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Ari zona. Headquarters at Fort Sam Houston. "F Western department: Washing ton, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Califor nia, Nevada, Utah and Alaska. Head quarters at San Francisco. "Major General Leonard Wood will command the southeastern depart ment and Major J. Franklin Bell will command the eastern department. Ma jor General Hunter Liggett will com mand the western department and Brigadier General Clarence R. Ed wards will command the northeastern department. "Brigadier General Edward II. Plummer will command the troops in the Panama canal zone. Other de partment commanders will remain as at present." FOR SALE. Put In Your Bid. We are moving to the country and are offering the home place cheap for quick sale. Three lots with dwelling, five blocks north of Main street on North Sixth, 7 rooms with closets electricity, gas, water and drain, ce ment walks, shade and garden. A comfortable, convenient home, close in and in good repair. Submit offers to C. G. Fricke, Plattsmouth State Bank, net later than Wednesday, March 28th. GERTRUDE BEESON COTTON. CASTOR IA For Infants and Children In Use For Over 30 Years Always bears the Signature of HOUSE PACKED 1 L.tt AWAY AT REVIVAL A capacity house heard evange lists Hill and Streeter at the Chris tian Church last evening. Every seat was taken. Standing space was at a premium and many were turned away. The sermon on "Conscience" was a clear-cut and urgent appeal for people to be true to their knowledge and conscience. At the close of the message five people came forward to accept Christ. There were nine ad ditions luring the day. A number were baptized in the evening. The men's meeting was well at tended. .1. V. Seiver, U. York, W. C. Brwoks and F. A Cloidt rendered two quartette numbers. Fori an hour the evangelist bulled ' auathemos at sin and heaped up gument after argument for clean liv-j ing and manhood. Several auto loads of men from Louisville attended. Atj the clore of the service Professor) Streeter .ang "Mother's Pray i '.; : Have Followed Me." "Life's Ledver or How Cod Keep.-;' Rooks" will be the lecture tonight. C. O. Streeter will sing. "The Oi.enij,gi of the Books." A t.arti.-mal service : will Ijf held this (.veiling. The viva! will nrobablv close next Hundav SOCIAL WOhKEHS GLOB MEETS WITH - i j ? i The Social Workers C'.,d i,kL the pleasant country home of M rs. Ai. (I. Stava, south of this city Wednes day afteriaion. The hostesses for this occasion were Mesdarncs I. e I'ick- ler, Mrs. Cunningham and Slav: " ::,''"" the ladies of this splend t:on are verv much muda".! to ir.evii for the splendid afternoon's ente r- j tainment afforded them. The anaii' I i election of eiheers was. held and the following ortieers were ekcied: Mrs. F. W. Hull, president; .Mrs. Arthur Sullivan, vice-president; Miss Nettie Smith, secretary; Miss Ciara Mumm, treasurer. Following the busir.es session the ladies spent a few n: -ments in a delightful sacial time. It beimr the birthdav of the Presi- ,i,w- :t,. t v.' Ti.-ii .-.,- ered with many pretty birthday gif's as a reminder of the high esteem m which she is held bv the n-embers of this societv. Prehus t- the shower, Mrs. M. A. Hall gaw a few appropriate r?- marks, which was in the form of a poem which had been ccmposi d b;- herself and iiicu was c.v.A: The guests wer th n i:ii'.d t; n:rtake of a flaisity two cour.-o innc eon, wnicn was served by me roster- at a suitable time. It being quite late, the ladies departed for their homes, having thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Arthur iu;uvan, on Wednesday, -p:u DOINGS IN POLICE COURT Police court was quite busy this morning with a number of persons on the carpet for violating the law in some manner, w . M. Nautman de faulted a cash bend of 5 and Fred Kaufman, a bond of $10 as a result of being drunk Saturday night. They had been out in the south part of the city and had their team tangled up in a wire fence when Officer Jones arrived on the scene and brought them in. Bert Eiledge was also docketed for being drunk and given $5 and costs for the affence which he will work out for the city on the streets. Eiledge was arrested by Officer McCrary. SELLS HOGS FOR BIG PRICE Peter Ilalmes, one of the leading farmers of this locality had a car load of hogs on the South Omaha market Friday that brought the top price for the day, $14.80. These hogs were raised bv Mr. Ilalmes and his sons and are among the best that has been on the South Omaha mar ket and the price they brought is a demonstration that the hogs were of the best. The sale of the hogs was made through the firm of Ralston & Fonda, and John D. McBride, former sheriff of Cass county, was the sales man to dispose of this fine bunch of Cass county stock. Mr. McBride is on the Omaha market and recognizes that Cass county products are among the very best that can be found any where. J. II. Meisinger and son Adam of Cedar Creek motored to this city to day to attend to some business mat ters and visit with relatives and riends. Mr. Meisinger, Sr., gave this office a pleasant call. C3 ii rcS ii Too We have in stock a fine selcection of MBKOS, Forks, Spades, Hand Cultivators, Hoes, Hose, and many other tools for the man that wants to reduce the cost of living by raising a nice garden. 5 iesfer ."MP.H Oil 3 r j M s S 3 U. 2 Fourkm Groups ol Guards Urdereu to Poli-e Eastern District. j Washington, D. C, March 25 i Pi esi i-jnt Wih'on took steps today to i place the naticij on a war footing. IP executing order h- directed that the r.a" V be recruited without delay to fuil authorized war strength of j fcTVJ erd.-teu men. laKon in con I nccticn with emergency naval con j struct -vn already ordered, this means that the president has exercised the full limit of his b. gal powers as mander-h.i-chief t prepare the for war. corn navy For he army, the president di rected that two new military d?part- racnis ne enaieu m uie .-iuhiii; . - j i . . i 1 1 . i : .. con region. fhe older means that the ta-k of armv congre:- organising whatever n: a v authorize will ' l"- U1VI among six departmental j commnndors instead of four in the interests :f speed an 1 efficiency in i r.iobili.at nil. Th ratio third slop was to assume as a i! duty the ta.-k of protecting American, industries, from domestic dhordcrs in the event of hostilities. For this purpose eleven full infantry regrncnts, two separate battalons and ere separate company of the National guard were called hack into the fed eral service to act as national police in important districts. Supplement ing there troops, a regiment of Penn sylvania guard and two companies of Georgia infantry, enroute home from the border for muster-out, were or dered retained in federal service. The president's orders were made known in terse ofticiel statements is sued by both departments. No ex planation accompanied them except the statement that reorganization of the military departments effective May 1, was designed to facilitate de centralization of command. Following is the executive order bringing the navy up to war strength: "By virtue of the authority vested in the president by the act of con- T he Plehawka Mills arc now Rolling and FLOUR! The Popular Cass County Brand of Flour EVERY SACK GUARANTEED! Also a Full Line . ST. JOS MALCOLM, Head Miller. For Sale by All Dealers giess approved August 29, 1910, en titled 'an act making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1917, ar.d for other purposes,' it is hereby directed that the authorized enlisted strength of the navy be increased to 87,000 men. WOODROW WILSON." The navy must enroll immediately aproximately 20,000 men to reach the lequired strength. Secretary Daniels vupiemented the order tonight with personal telegrams to newspaper edi tors all over the country urging them to aid the department. Unclaimed Letters Mrs. Ike Bates Mrs. James Cagley Mrs. Alice Cass E. P. Kildow Mrs. Ethil Tunner B. F. Livingston Above mail unclaimed and will be sent to the Dead Letter Office April :, 1917. D. C. Morgan, Postmaster. BALL FLAYERS HAVE A TRY-QUT AT THE PARK Yesterday afternoon a number of the base ball enthusiasts of the city assembled at the base ball park for a workout as a preliminary step to ward the formation of a team for this year. A number of the young players who are prospective material for the team were on hand and worked out with the veterans and the show ing made was very pleasing to the oi l members of the team and looks good toward making a fast team for this season. There is plenty of good ma terial at hand that can be used for he formation of the team if they will turn out and practice and get ready for the opening of the season. As soon as the players get a thorough working out and the team is lined up the organization will be completed by the election of a captain and the boys will get down to business. $1,000.00 FOR QUICK SALE. Six-room house, 2 lots, well, cistern, outbuildings and fine garden spot, be tween Sth and 9th on Walnut St. J. W. Holmes. 3-20-tfd Manufacturing the r of By Products! Prop mom"