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THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1917.
PLATTSMOUTn SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
F. 1. Welshimor & m
tmmm Contracting and
Submit your building proposition to us for bids. We
can save you money no matter how small the job.
From sidewalk?, silos, foundations, street and road
paving and all kinds oLbuilding in cement, brick, stone,
frame, or any kind of stucco finish. We also remodel
and repair old houses at the lowest possible figure. We
draw plans and specifications for our customers free of
charge. We are up to date mechanics in all kinds of
masonry and wood finishing.
Call on us on corner of 5th and Locust streets or
phone No. 575.
F. 11 liilsii
'BUSINESS is good;
AND SHOUT IT FROM
THE VERY HOUSETOPS
We were in a certain place of busi
ncss the other day, and where the
customers were so thick that the pro
prietor and hi. clerks had difficulty
in waiting: upon the people, we re
marked: "Well, business is pretty
fair!" With a droll, the proprietor
said, "Ye-s-s, today there is a good
number in. Hut they won't all buy
anything, and then if they do. they
will want to get the goods at the
lowest price." The idea was to dis
credit tlv good business which was
coming to them, and in doing so be
tried t pose as a martyr, to the
trade in which he was engaged. Now
if the man did not like the business
he should get out at once, for no one
l as a right to impose himself upon
a profession, trade or calling in which
he is not fully in accord. The whole
world is before every man, and ir
b. Lcs i:ol like ohj pariicular tiaue
r calling, ieave it alone, and select
: urae business he dec.- like. When,
that selection has bet n made, fall in
love with it, jo-t as you would faU
in love with your sweetheart; know
everything about it; become the best
in that line. This is r.ot alone due
you. for you have to be a companion
to this work, and it in like mrnner
: npports you. carries you over many
;. bridge' which yo-i would not be able
'o pot over othe'vi-e. But the nub
lie expect, ami have the right to de
mand that you be in acocrd with the
profession, trade or calling with
which you have "hitched up." When
you spend your money, you expect
the best for it, and it is right that
you should have it; then why not be
in a position to give the best, as well.
"Yes, business is good!" Say it, be
lieve it, shout it from the housetops,
and make the other fellow know it as
well as yourself, then you will suc
ceed, and not till then.
THE MUSICAL SOOS.
One of the largest audiences of
the present season greeted the Mu
sical Soos at the Air Dome last eve
ning, it being the closing night of
their three nights' engagement here.
The Murical Soos is an excellent or
ganization, and their various musical
and vaudeville numbers pleased the
large crowd very much. Mr. and Mrs.
Soos are gcod in comedy work, and
handle their chosen characters well.
The little folks are comers of the
vaudeville stage, and their portion of
the program was well received here.
They will return for a one night en
gagement next Monday, and, the
weather permitting, they will no
doubt be greeted with a good house.
PHILIP IIILI) SOME HETTFR.
While still very sore fromjiis ex
perience with the threshing machine,
when he was crushed between it and
the corn crib, Mr. Phillip Ilild is
making some improvement in his con
dition, and is able to be around, but
is carrying his arm and shoulder in
a support. His many friends will
be pleased to know that he is on
the road to recovery.
I have two single rigs, horses, har
ness and buggies, complete; one car
riage, buggies, and a three-seated rig,
with ether horses for sale. Come and
see me at the barn. Main street. M.
E. Manspeaker. 8-l-3tdltwkly
Order your coal now from Water
man Lumber and Coal Co.
DUST CLOUD CAUSES
AUTO AND CATTLE
A few days ago while driving his
cattle from one place to another for
the purpose of watering them, B. W.
Livingston was unfortunate enough to
get one cow killed and three others
injured, one cmite badlj by being
struck by a passing automobile. Mr.
Livingston has a pasture on one side
of the load where he lives and the
watering place is on the other side.
In order to water the cattle, they have
to be driven from one place to the
other and must traverse the road
some three hundred yards. In taking
the trip, the road being very dry and
dusty, the cattle kicked up a cloud of
dust, and Ed Rummell coming along
with his car going at a good rate of
speed ran into and killed one cow,
while another had its shoulder broken
and two others were knocked down
and somewhat injured.
Since the accident the two which
were rot so much injured are getting
along nicely and may get all right,
but doubts are expressed in regard to
the one with the broken shoulder.
QUEER FREAK GF LIGHTNING AT
COUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE
Day before yesterday when the
storm came up and the lightning was
flirting with the population of the
city of Plattsmouth as well as else
where, a very peculiar freak of the
lively fluid was exhibited at the county
treasurer's oltice. A drop in the elec
tric lights was over one of the desks,
where they work on the books, and
comes within about twenty inches of
the top of the table. Under this was
sitting a small glass tumbler which
was used as a receptacle for matches.
In placing the matches in the glass
some of them go in with the lighting
end down and others with the head
up. This glass was sitting on a paper
and the wind coming in at the open
window blew the paper over the top
of the glass. With the varying of the
wind the paper would dip over the
glass and then back again, during a
time when the wind allowed the paper
to bend away from the top of the
glass. A flash of electricity jumped
from the light drop to the glass, ig
niting the matches which had the
heads down and not those with the
heads up. Just at that moment the
wind blew stronger and flipped the
paper over the glass, smothered the
fire out and blackened the paper,
showing plainly where the wind had
held the paper against the ends of the
matches where it was not blackened.
AGENCY FOR CHALMERS CAR.
John F. Gorder, who has handled
the Dodge Brothers cars for some
years, and who has ssbJ a laige num
ber of this line of cars, which are
among the best, has accepted the
agency for the Chalmers six, and will
sell this in connection with the four
cylinder Dodge car, which he will
continue to handle.
A PORCH MEETING.
The Woman's Foreign Missionary
society of the Methodist church will
conduct a porch meeting Thursday
evening at 8 p. m., at the home of
Miss Mae Richey. This will be the
annual mite box opening, and a
short program on "The New Woman
of the Orient" will be givenT Visitors
Wanted A girl for general house
work. Inquire at this office.
TO FIGHT DRAFT
Official. Appointed for Each Local
Board to Contest Questionable
DISTRICT BODIES TOLD
CONSIDER . U. S. ONLY
Must Not Pay Attention to Hard
ships Caused Men or Em
ployers. Washington, D. C, Aug. 1. Every
precaution should be taken by district
exemption boards, the appeal bodies,
to prevent discharge of men from the
draft on sole grounds of material
hardships to them individually or to
their employes, said a circular on the
duty of district boards, issued today
by Provost Marshal General Crow
der. "It is the interest of the nation
solely that must be subserved," said
General Crowder, adding that conse
quently industrial exemptions should
be granted only to men absolutely
essential to the conduct of a business
which itself is essential to proper
prosecution of the war. District
boards have original jurisdiction in
all cases of industrial exemptions.
For each local board an official will
be appointed to act as government
chllanger against men whom he be
lieves discharged without adequate
cause. Firemen, policemen and stu
dents in technical schools are not to
be discharged under industrial ex
FOURTH REGIMENT BAND
HELPS SYRACUSE IN A
RED CROSS PROGRAM
Syracuse, Neb., Aug. 1. Tuesday
was special Red Cross day for Syra
cuse. It was a memorable one for the
town. The main feature was the ball
game between the machine gun com
pany team of the Fourth Nebraska
from Fort Crook and Syracuse and
the band concerts" by the Fourth
The ball game resulted in a victory
for Syracuse with a score of 14 to 9.
atteries Fort Crook, Finny, An
derson and Smith; Syracuse, Case
It was a well played game and
drew a good crowd.
In the .evening the Fourth Regi
ment band gave a concert and after
ward a dance was held at the Eagle
hall in its honor.
In the afternoon and evening "The
Eagle's Wings." the great prepared
ness photoplay was put on at the
opera house. The net proceeds of the
entire afternoon and evening from all
sources were donated to the Red Cross
While in Syracuse the band and
soldiers were entertained at citizens'
homes and their visit here was a
credit to the Fourth regiment and a
pleasure to the citizens.
The Most Important Factor to
Proper poise of the body is the
most important factor in the produc
tion and maintenance of health. If
the stomach is in good order, it elim
inates all offending substances and
helps to the normal activity of the
blood and nerves. Triner's American
Elixir of Bitter Wine is a remedy
which never fails to restore your
stomach. It cleans out the bowels
and invigorates the entire system. Its
beneficial results in constipation, in
digestion, headache, megrim, nervous
ness, general weakness, etc., explain
why this remedy is so much in favor.
Price $1.00, at drug stores. For the
relief of rheumatism, neuralgia,
strains, sprains, swellings, etc., Tri
ner's Liniment is the" remedy which
is in vogue, because its effects are
quick and lasting. Price 25c and 50c,
at drug stores; by mail, 35c and 60c.
Jos. Triner, Manufacturing Chemist,
1333-1339 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago.
The government needs farmers as
well as fighters. Two' million, three
hundred thousand acres of Oregon and
California Railroad Co. Grant Lands.
Title revested in United States.- To
be opened for homesteads and sale.
Containing some of best land left in
United States. Large Copyrighted
map, showing land by. sections and
description of soil, climate, rainfall;
elevations, temperature, etc. Postpaid,
One Dollar. Grant Lands Locating
Co., Box CIO, Portland, Oregon.
LOOKING FOR CARPENTERS.
Wm. Puis and diaries Ilerron,
from Murray, were in the city this
morning, coming up in a car, and
weer looking for carpenters, which
they failed to find. 'They wish to
have built immediately a barn, to re
place the one which was struck by
lightning yesterday morning and
burned to the ground. To endeavor
to get along on a farm without a
barn is a difficult thing, and they are
trying to get someone to go to work
on a new one at once. Carpenters
are very scarce at this time and nil
help is in demand, and it is a pretty
hard matter to get done what one
I. IV. IV. AGENT IS
HANGED BY MEN
MASKED AT BUTTE
Had Said United States Troops Were
"Uncle Sam's Scabs in
TAKEN FROM HIS ROOM
TO RALROAD TRESTLE
Recently Took a Prominent Part in
Labor Troubles in Arizona.
Butte, Mont., Aug. 1. Frank Little,
member of the executive board of the
Industrial Workers of the World and
prominent in labor troubles in Ari
zona, was taken from a lodging house
early today by masked men and
hanged to a railroad trestle on the
outskirts. of the city.
The body was cut down at 8 a. m.
by Chief of Police Jerry Murphy, who
identified it. Little, in a recent
speech here referred to United States
troops as "Uncle Sr.m's scabs in uni
form." Since his arrival in Butte recently
from Globe, Ariz., Little had made a
number of speeches to strikers in all
of which he attacked the government
and urged the men to shut down the
mines of the Butte district. He was
bitter in his denunciation of the gov
ernment. Ins record was under in
vestigation by the federal authorities,
whose attention had been called to his
activities. On the other hand, the re
port was current that Little was in
the employ of a prominent detective
agncy and one theory was that he
was the victim of the radical element
of whom he appeared to be a member.
Little took a very porminent part
in recent labor trouble in Arizona.
He addressed a letter to Governor
Campbell, of Arizona, protesting
against the deportation of I. W. W.
members from Bisbee. This letter
was written from Salt Lake. Gov
ernor Campbell replied telling Lttle
he resented his interference and his
threats. Little was understood to
have the confidence of William D.
Haywood, secretary1 of the I. W. W.
national organization, and was re
garded here as one of Haywood's chief
lieutenants. Little ' was a cripple, but
very ar-tive and a forceful speaker.
On Little's body was a card bear
ing these, words: "First and last
warning. Others take notice. Vigi
lantes." Little was taken out of the build
ing in which he roomed by a party
of masked men who took him away in
an automobile. He was not given time
to dress. The building is near the
Finn hall, which-is headquarters for
the new Metal Mine Workers' Union,
which recently called a strike of min
ers and which was frequently ad
dressed by-Little. ?
SOME POTATOES WITHOUT A
Potatoes, well I should say there is
no mistake this time. John A.
Koukal brought some of the finest
tubers to this office that it has ever
been our lot to see. We remarked
when our eyes lighted upon them:
"When you are ready to sell, let us
know",' we ' will be wanting some of
them." "All right," says John, "they
will be three dollars per bushel." We
looked at the tubers again, and they
were fine, but we thought .of the rain
just now and said, "Well, we will wait
a while." Fine potatoes ? If you have
not seen them, get a glimpse of the
ones which John . raised. Three and
a half acres of them enough to feed
an army. ., .
JEhe Woodmen iCircle Picnic which
yiias. 16 Jiave beiiJield. today, has been
postponed. Watch for the announce
ment of the day for holding this pic
nic in these columns, the first of next
FOR PEACE TODAY
Two Great Assemblages Will Be Held
in Leipsic, Newspaper Declares.
Czerin Willing to Act as Mediator
Between Berlin and Tendon.
Amsterdam, Aug. 1. The VolkK
Zeitung of Lepsic announces that two
great mass meetings will be held in
that city tomorrow to discuss the
uestion, "Do the people want peace?"
London, Aug. 1. A dispatch from
Zurich, Switzerland, to the Wireless
Press, says: "A semi-official Vienna
dispatch says that Count Czerin, the
Austro-Hungarian foreign minister,
read with great pleasure certain
statements of Lord Robert Cecil, min
ister of blockade, in the house of
commons, which he interpreted as
meaning that England does not re
gard Austria as a real enemy. From
this deduction is drawn that there
are no real obstacles to peace nego
tiations between Vienna and London."
Would Act as Mediator.
The message adds that Count Czer
nin would be willing to act as a medi
ator Between Berlin and London and
that he has noted that in France, as
well as in England, there is no di
rect hostility to Austria.
"The above declaration, according
to the correspandent at Copenhagen
of the Exchange Telegraph, led the
Deutsche Tages Zeitung to declare:
" 'Germany does not want negotia
tions in such a round-about way.
"The Fremdenblatt replied that
Germany not only would submit to,
but even would accept joyfully any
attempt at peace through the medium
WAR OF DEFENSE,
Emperor William, in Proclamation to
Teutonic People, Disclaims
Schemes of Con
quest. Copenhagen, Aug. 1. Emperor
William today issued the following
proclamation to the German people:
"To the German people Three
years of hard fighting are behind us.
With grief we remember our dead,
with pride our soldiers now fighting,
with confidence all our workers, and
with a heavy heart those who are
languishing in captivity, but above all
our thoughts stand resolute in the
determination to prosecute this right
eous ar of defense to a successful ter
mination. "The enemy is stretching out his
hands toward German territory, but
he shall never, have it. New nations
continue to enter into the war
against us, but that does not frighten
us. We know our strength and we
are determined to make use of it.
They wish to see us weak and power
less at their feet, but they shall not
"They received disdainfully our
words of peace; they did not know
how Germany could fight. Through
out the world they have slandered the
German name, but they cannot ex
tinguish the glory of German deeds.
"Thus we stand erect at the close
of this year, immovable, victorious
"If the enemy wishes to prolong the
sufferings of war they will weigh
more heavily upon him than upon us.
"For that which has been accomp
lished on the front let us at home
show our gratitude by tireless toil.
We must still continue to fight and
to furnish arms for it. But our
people may rest assured that German
blood and German zeal are not being
gambled with for an empty shadow of
ambition or schemes of conquest and
subjugation, but in defense of a
strong free empire, in which our chil
dren may Jive' in security.
"Let all our actions and all our
thoughts be devoted to this fight. Let
this be our solemn promise of this
day, August 1, 1917."
CASTOR I A
- For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
M I r -Lirr m r"-
Thanks to those who have helped us carry out
this great Clearance Sale. The best part of this ex
perience is that now, we are in a better position than
ever to give real values in everything we sell.
Friday and Saturday
will be busy days just look at the bargains that are
left for these two day's selling. Money will surely go
farther than you ever expected it to.
40c value, 18-inches wide, sale price . .25c
20 and 25c values, sale price 12c
$1.00 values, lawn kimonos, sale price. 58c
1.75 values, crepe kimonos .$1.19
Umbrellas and Parasols
$1.25 and $1.50 Umbrellas,
Fancy Parasols, now
Discontinued styles; worth up to $3.50, now 98c
Sheer Summer Waists, worth from $ 1 .25 to $ 1 .75, now 98c
Summer Wash Goods
to r c:i!. t in
1 .00 Printed Shanting
1.25 Imported Plaid Nub Voile 79
,75 Sheer Linens 49
.65 Novelty Skirting 49
.60 Linen Suiting 39
.40 and 50c Colored Voiles 23
.15 Tissues 12VC
.10 and 122c Batiste 08
.35 to 50c White Goods 18
Something New in White
H front and back:
All White Washable Sateen
All White Wash Silk
Go Dovey & Son
SAYS CORN IS ALL RIGHT.
Phillip Meisinger, jr., with his
family, came in this morning-, clipping:
alone; with his Ford, and traded
a while, then, when he was ready to
go home, the weather did not look
good, so he had to wait. Phil is
about hab: layed up with a boil on
one of his wrists, and says he does
not know whether he can drive the
Ford home in the mud or not. He
also said the crops out his way are
I lit I u-o
IIU.MMKRFIELD, OIFSE CO., , . . ...J'
Plattsmouth, Neb. -
In reply as to ray opinion of your Direction Indicator for automobile
service in Plattsmouth, will say that I think it would be a vast import
ance and help, if every automobile driver in Plattsmouth would equip
his cur with one of vour indicators, tis it-would help the traflc " "Otfl.ce r In
the performance of his duty, to say nothing of the aid it would be to the
walking pedestrian in guiding hijn to safety. I believe it would be a
grea t boon to car drivers if used and observed, and would avoid many
collisions and accidents. WM. BARCLAY, Chief of Police,
n A V AC SM I D
. 49c to $4.95
looking fine, that the corn stood the
heat and drouth well and has come
through without damage.
A NEW CROW.
Allen Land is the owner of a fine
new Crow-Elkhart car, which he pur
chased a few days ago through the
Geo. Hild agency in Plattsmouth. Al
is learning to master the little "bron
cho" in either good or muddy roads,
just like an old-time driver.
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