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Postponed from Saturday, April 7th, and if it
We will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, at the Parmclc
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, ON
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These mares were all bred in Iowa. They are acclimated to this country and are animals
brsd to every requirement of the farmer- Not a single one was shipped in from any other
section of the country; all are of such weight and quality as will meet the approval of men
needing good draft stock- From 4 to 7 years old; weigh from 1400 to 1800 lbs. Good
matched teams can be selected; all well broke and ready to go on the job without danger
TERMS: 8 months time will be granted, purchaser to give bankable
cent interest from date of sale. Nothing removed until settled for.
OF A ilLLlO!
War Depart nu-nt ;ind Prsidt-nt Ap
prove IMans for Inr:-':!ins; Army
r.y !)i;Si ff V.iun wrs
Would Organio an Army oT Two Mil
lion Men at the End )f Two
Years Suesretions to
r; riment plan- t ?a -
:i million rr.on wir-iiiv
t'.vt million amy n i
v.i- di?clocd up'in t'i
rr. y -.f
t . o
war resolution l.y th- l:ou-o.
A bill prepare ti ly the vncral
find approved ly the pi ei.'ent for ?ul
l. Isiun to confrress t;oviie.s ;"or the
irr.metiiate fillirc up of th-. regular
a my and National Gtiani to war
strength of more than 800,000, by
oraft unle.-s enoujrh volunteers enli.st
ouickly. and for !iinfrin into the
serice !: late cummcr c;f the fr-c
r-HM0 of the new foi3 of younjj
n n between the a?e of nineteen an 1
tverty-five years to le called to the
color?- by selective conscription.
In drafting its p:ori-a?n the stafT
Tf-conized the fa:-t thr.t the L'nitel
States mu?t stait at the beprinninjr
and train first an army of 100,000 offi
cers and non-eomml.-.-ioncl officers to
undertake the traininir of the thou
sands of youths who will enter the
service with no notion of military duty
Expansion of the present regular
army to its full war strength of 287,
QCQ enlisted men and 11,700 officers,
means many new regiments of all
arms to be created by dividing exist
ing regiments and fillinp: ech half to
and AMES, Auctioneers
war strength with volunteers or con
script?;. The national jruard regiment.-,
all of which can be called in
the federal reserve under existing
law.--, will have approximately 327,000
men and 10,000 officers at war
strength. No new regiments of the
guard would be organized and the the
full limit of the national defense act
would be invoked to wipe out any dis
tinction between federal and state
force?. Here also volunteers would be
! received and drafting resorted to only
Provide 61 1,000 Men.
These two steps would provide a to
tal of C.l liOO men and 22,000 officers,
to be supplemented by a recruit or
ganization for each unit making addi
tional 200,000 men under training but
to be held in reserve to fill gaps in the
active army as they occurred.
For five months these expanded
f.-ices will be subjected to training of
a character hitherto unknown in this
country. Simultaneously the registra
tion of all men between the ages of
f (,,,, nineteen and twenty-five will be car-
i ied out with federal, state and muni
"staff ! c'Pal authorities co-operating.
In August or early in September
the first "00,000 of this nev army,
composed exclusively of young men
summoned to the colors under the
principle of universal service with
those supporting dependents or needed
by the nation in civil life exempted,
would be assembled for training. From
the regulars arid national guard regi
ments would be drawn 100,000 spe
cially selected officers and non-commissioned
officers who would organize,
train and command the units of the
new army. A year from now a second
increment of 500,000 youths would be
called out, another 100,000 officers and
noq-cemmissioned officers would be
drawn from the regulars, the national
guard forces, or from the first section
of the new army to officer and train
the second section.
By that time the machinery that had
been built up would provide enough
trained officers and non-commissioned
officers to train a million or more men
at a time, if that were necessary.
The war department bill, however,
snows or rains will be postponed indefinitely
proposes to authorize now only the
first two classes of the new army,
making a total of more than 2,000,000
trained troops available possibly
within a year and a half or in two
years at most.
The staff bill divided into seventeen
sections make following provisions:
Section 1 For the immediate ex
pansion of the regular army as de
scribed with all vacancies thereby cre
ated in the commissioned rank to be
filled by provisional appointment.
Section 2 For the drafting into the
federal service of the full strength of
the national guard and national guard
reserves for the period of the existing
emergency unless sooner discharged.
Section 3 For the raising by draft
of an additional 500,000 men, the
sources from which officers can be
drawn. Officers up to and including
the1 rank of colonel to be appointed by
the president without confirmation by
Section 4 For the second increment
of 500,000 men.
Section 5 For the raising by draft
of recruit training units as may be
deemed necessary to maintain the ac
tive forces at maximum strength.
Section G For the organization and
equipment of provisional ammunition
and artillery trains, exclusive of those
included in the tactical organization of
forces previously provided for at the
discretion of the president and for the
duration of the emergency.
Section 7. For raising and main
taining only the regular army and na
tional guard and their auxiliary units
until the president decides that "selec
tive draft" is necessary when it shall
be applied; all of the forces to be
raised exclusively by selective draft of
male citizens between nineteen and
twenty-five years of age under regula
tions to be formulated by the presi
dent. Section 8 For the exception from
selective draft of the vice president of
the United States and the legislative,
executive and judicial officers, federal
or state, and of all persons in the mili
tary or naval service, of members of
well organized religious sects in which
Livery Barn, in
note drawing 8 per
the creed prohibits participation in
Section 9 For the registration of
all persons liable to military service
under the act upon proclamation by
the president such persons to report
themselves for registration, as shall
be held liable for trial upon misde
meanor, charge and punishment upon
conviction by from three months to
one year imprisonment.
Section 10 The employment of all
agencies of the federal government,
states and territories by the president
to carry out the act, all public of
ficers being required to aid in its exe
cution under penalty of six months to
one year imprisonment. Similar pen
alties will be attached for any persons
aiding in. any way any fraudulent
evasion of the requirements of the
registration section of the act.
Section 11 For voluntary enlist
ments under the qualifications and
conditions now obtaining in the regu
lar army, except that the maximum
age limit is raised from 35 to 40 years
and enlistments are for the period of
the emergency only. Enlisted volun
teers may be assigned to any part of
the federal forces except those raised
exclusively by draft. Provision also is
made for the discharge of any soldier
who insure responsibilities after his
enlistment which justify that step;
and for the employment of retired men
of the regular army.
Section 12 For the appointment of
general officers of appropriate grades
as the president may deem necessary
for the period of the emergency to be
selected from any part of the forces
provided for, irrespective of their
pievious rank, vacancies thus created
in the regular army grades to be filled
by temporary appointment only. The
lower rank permanent commissions of
regular officers appointed to tempo
rary high command will not be va
cated nor their status in that grade
affected. Every war department bu
reau chief would have the emergency
rank of major general.
Section 13 The vxacation by the
piesident of any temporary or pro
visional commission for cause. Each
jfener.il onimandii.g a sepuiate tat -tical
unit would be authorized to bftVe
effieiini y boards to pass, upon the fit
ness of any officeri in bis eomrnaitd
and recommend di::eh:irp;e with one
month's pay ond allowrirife advis
able. Hert ion 1-1 For regular army pay
allowances and pensions to all officer.0
and men in the federal service.
Section 15 For the blanket appro
priation of nearly $3,()0,ikio,000 to
pay the expenses of one year's opera
tion of the act.
Section 12 Suspends all restric
tions upon the employment of regular
army officers for the period of the
Section 17 Repeals all conflicting
Government Further Exasperated by
Sinking of Prazilian Sleamer
Capital In Furious Excitenier.t
Summary Response is In
Cherbourg. April (.
ian steamer Parana was sunk during
the night. Three members of the
crew are missing. The Parana was
a vessel of l.-l'Il tons. She was built
in lx;i:; and was owned in Ilio Janieto.
London, April o". A nti-t Jerman ex
citement in Rio Janiero is intense as
the result of the sinking of the I'ra-
zilian steamer Parana, according to a
teleiram from the I'ra.ilian capital,
t ransmitteil to the Exchange I olo
graph correspondent at IJuenos
Tire Rrazilian foreign mini-tor is
ju-jted i. declaring the situation .- s
grave and tnat pernaps a oeeiurt ion
o; v.-a?' against liOrmany won mi oe
m eessr. rv.
It is generally expected, adds the
ncssarr, that t.razil will seize tae in
tcrneci iiorman snips in her ports :tn
proclaim the existence of hostilities
BRYAN WANTS TO
ENROLL fiS PRIVATE
Tallahassee, Fla., April 5. For
mer Secretary Pryan today sent thi
message to President Wilson:
"Believing it to be the dutv of each
citizen to bear his part of the perils
I herebv tender my services to the
government. Please enroll me as
private whenever T am needed. As
sign me to any work that I can do
until called to the colors. I shal
through the Red Cros, contribute to
the comfort of soldiers in the hospi
al and through the Young Men's
Christian association aid in guarding
the morals of the men in camp."
Mr. Dryan with the rank of colonel,
commanded a regiment of Nebraska
volunteers during the Spanish-Amer
Mrs. F. E. Edwards.
Mrs. John Frazeur
Mrs. Emma Hayes.
Mr. Pert McFarland.
Mr. Walter N. Patton.
Mr. Ray Pickinpaiigh
Mr. Fred Rosencrans.
Mrs. II. E. Jones (4)
Mr. James T. Reid.
Above mail unclaimed and will be
sent to the Dead Letter Office April
2?,, 1!)17. D. C. MORGAN,
I). A. R. NOTICE
The Daughters of the American
Revolution Will meet at the home of
Mrs. George Dodge, Monday evening
at 7:30. All members are requested
to be present as there will be visitors
When you desire a cigar with the
flavor of the best tobacco call for the
"Eagle" and have smoke satisfaction.
Manufactured by Herman Spies.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Ttowaril
for any case of Catarrh tli.it cannot bo
cured by Hall's Catarrh Medicine.
Hall's Catarrh Medicine has been taken
by catarrh sufferers for the past thirty
five years, and has become known as tho
most reliable remedy for Catarrh. Hall's
Catarrh Medicine acts thru tho Elood on
the Mucous surfaces, rxpelllncr the IVl
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After you have taken Hall's Catarrh
Medicine fora short time you will see n
crfcat improvement in your prneral
health. Start taking Hall's Catarrh Medi
cine at once and pet rid of catarrh. Send
for testimonials, free.
F. J. CHRSmY & CO.. Toledo. Ohio.
Sold by all Drusaists. TSc.
LIRE WAR ON
Tokio, April C. The Japanese press
hails the entrance of America into
the war as the death knell of (Jer
muny. The papers print articles
praising the nobility of President.
Wilson's motives and congratulating
him on the stand h- has taken.
A high government, official, asked
if the participation of the United
States in the war would cause any
change in the plans of Japan, replied:
"Japan is employing all means to
help subdue the enemy and,vvill be
dfli'jhted to co-operate with Amer
ica." !t is assumed that the absence of
submarines from the Pacific will not
necessitate American naval activity
in that ocean.
Plait vmoulh People Should Heed Its
Have you a sharp pain or a dull
ache across the small of your back?
'H1 rca'ize that it's often a timely
.-ign of kidney wt a!: n -.-.s ? Prompt
tieatment is a safeguard against more
sei ious kidnev troubles. Use I Joan's
Kidney Pills. Profit by a Plattsmouth
l esident's experience.
E. M. Uuttery, stationary engineer,
Tenth and Walnut streets. Platts
mouth, says: "Pains caught me iir my
hips so that I could hardly raise a
shovel of co:,!. At time.-, there was.
lameness acio.-s my loins. I had rea--on
to believe that the trouble Was
caused by a
my kidiT-ys :
cert I 'ha i ma-
disordered condition of
t:d b.'uan u.'-ing Doan's
a. reared from the fcs
y. I i;'ot ci'jieV relief."
(Statement gi.'-n June 11, 1 '.'!);.
On February 1 . 1 , Mr. Uuttery
said: "It has been two years since I
have had any trouble with my kidneys
and I have enjoyed good health in ev
ery way. I recommend Doan's Kidney
Pills at every opportunity."
Price oOc, at all dealers. Don't sim
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mended. Foster-Milburn Co., Props.,
Buffalo. N. Y.
To the Alexander Nurseries, Lincoln
avenue, Plattsmouth, Neb., to get your
supply of apple trees at 12rLc up to
2.1c; grape vines, 10c to 2or; straw
berry plants, Standard and Everbear
ing varieties, ami r lowering Uulbs
Try and see us before planting time,
We have a number of second-hand
gasoline engines for sale, including
Fairbanks Morse, Charter, and other
standard makes these engines taken
in exchange for our "Honest John" en
gine, made in Flattsmouth. All our
engines arc in first class working con
dition. Western Machine and Foundry, Inc.
L. C. SHARP.
Forty acres of land in Cass County,
Minnesota. For particulars call on
Fred S. Rice, Flattsmouth, Nebraska.
CASTOR I A
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Commencing at The GEM Friday, April 13th
IIRILLS, swift 1
romantic love affair
in a most unusual
setting, these are but
a few of the absorb
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1 , .
It shows life in high
society, nd in the mysteri
ous underworld of Paris.
A big company headed
hy the two most popular
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If you want perfect
see every episode of this;
great serial at this theatre.
Commencing at the
Friday, April 13th
NEW TEUTON 4
Copenhagen (via London), April
(. America's entry into the war evi
dently has had an immediate and
strong effect upon the reform move
ment in Germany. ;
The conviction that the instant
moderi.ation of the Prussian consti
tution and the proclamation of a more
democratic basis of government and
diplomacy in the empire without
waiting for the end of the war is
necessary as a military and political
measure to counteract the "tempest
of the world's public opinion," as the
Yorvvaerts puts it, is evidently gain
ing ground in all except reactionary
The demand that Germany follow
the example o" Aust 1 ia-IIungai y and
declare itself in favor of a peace
without annexation is heard from
moderate liberal a well as from so
cialist quarters. This demand no
longer represents alone the belief of
many thinking persons that annex-
j ation. except for slight frontier al
terations, would be against the real
interests of Germany, but also the
realization that after the United
States joined the ranks of the enemy
the time had passed when Germany
could hope to dictate terms of peace
r even moderate terms.
The Associated Press correspond
ent heard this view in even gloomier
terms from various sides in Germany i
at the time of the rupture of rela-
tions between the United States and
Germany, namely that if the United
States decided to take an active part
in the war Germany could no longer
hope to gain a victory, but after
holding out for a year and a half or'
two years must inevitably submit to
the economic pressure of the blockade.
R. L. ROMAN TO LECTURE.
R. L. Homan will lecture Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock at the A. O.
W. hall. The subject will be, "The
Different Planes of Life." Seats free.
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