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MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1017.
TAG E 2.
PLATTSMOUTII SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Dort let friction head your car toward tb repair shop.
THE STANDARD OIL FOR ALL MOTORS
Pur- lubrication. every dror. Keeps alt the rower eating up the mile.
Ends friction ar.J over-heating. Add years to the life of your motor.
Lock for 'tc Polarine sign it marks it reliable dealer and a aafo place
to siop. Use Red Crown Gasoline, the power-full motor fuel.
STANDARD OIL, COMPANY
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W-.-. U MOTOR
WILSON TO ORDER
U. S, GOAL CONTROL
Expect President to Put Distribution
and Price Control Under a
Action Will Probably be Taken "by
Tomorrow, at the Latest.
Washington. D. C, Aug. 10. Pres
ident Wilsou next Monday or Tues
day will order government control
over coal distribution and coal prices.
Lower coal prices to American homes
The revolutionary action by which
the government will fix 'coal prices
from the mine to the consumer and
decide who shall have priority is ex
pected to he taken in the following
The president, under the law, may
"require any or all producers of coal
and coke to sell their products only
to the United Stales, through an
agency he designates, which will
regulate the re-sale, prices, produc
tion and distribution."
Th? law provides that "in fixing
maximum prices for purchasers the
commission shall allow the cost of
production, including the expense of
operation, maintenance, depreciation
and depletion and shall add thereto
a just and reasonable profit." A sim
ilar provision covers dealers. Or, un
der the l'omerane amendment to the
food control law, the president may
clothe the federal trade commission
with powers to "fix the prices of coal,
coke, regulate production, sale, ship
ment, distribution, apportionment or
storage thereof, among dealers and
consumers, domestic or foreign.
Hay Commandeer Mines.
Commandeering of their mines may
face any coal operators resisting this
That the president will unload the
great rar-k of fuel control on the fed
eral trade commission is inconceiv
able to those familiar with the vast
work that body is now doing. It
would be a physical impossibility for
the commission with its present gov-J
crnmcnt investigations to undertake
the new tack.
The machinery is available, how
ever, for the creation of a virtual
fuel dictator, a distinct organization
similar to the present wheat purchas
ing board of the food department
and this is the method the president
is expected to recommend.
The president's call at the o.Tice of
R. S. Lovett, priority expert of the
war industries boards, foreshadows
an order to railroad and coal men in
certain .territory to expediate ship
ments to great lakes, regions in or
der to relieve a threatened famine in
the northwest. The railroads war
fcoard requested such action tonight.
The visit to Lovett's headquarters
followed a call on the trade com
mission, where the president receiv
ed preliminary figures on its coal
c ot investigation.
The coal operators failing to ad
just the situation voluntarily, or to
6a.ui.iy the growing demand through
out the country lor definite action,
the hi csnlc ut decided to s'p in. Hi3
orders. ill set at ist all uncertain
ty uvci puces aetarin i-itting
in coil ltservfeb.
During the hot weather of the sum
mer months some member of almost
every family is likely to be troubled
with an unnatural looseness of the
bowels, and it is of tbe greatest im
portance that this be treated prompt
ly, which can only be done when the
medicine is kept at hand. Mrs. F.
F. Scott, Scottsville, N. Y., states, "I
first used Chamberlain's .Colic and
Diarrhoea Remedy as much, as five
years ago. At that time I had a so
vere attack of summer complaint and
was suffering intense pain. One dose
relieved me. Other members of my
family have since used it with like
Teuton's Violent Bombardments on
French Trenches are Checked
Move Was Costly.
RUSSIANS HOLD LIKES
IN ATTACK AT VILNA
British Storm Foes' Trenches on the
Somme and Inflict Very Heavy
Losses on Germans.
UNION PACIFIC ENGINEERS.
There promises to be a great game
of ball nextNunday if the people
come who are listed. Yesterday they
played at Lexington, and if they won
there it will be the thirteenth game
straight they have won, for they pre
viously held twelve to their credit.
The Union Pacific Engineers have
been playing ball and if the Red Sox
are to win this game next Sunday
they will have to go some.
MOTOR TO SHENANDOAH.
Mr. and .Mrs. Lee Cotner and -child
rcn, Gladys and Arthur, together
with Henry Trout, left last Wednes
day morning for Shenandoah, Iowa,
in their Overland car, where they will
visit for a few days with Mr?. Cot
ner's sister, Mrs. George Cunningham
and also to attend the fair, which
was held there last week. Mr. Cotner
returned home on the train Thursday
to resume his work and the remain
der of the party returned yesterday
in the car.
The British and French in Flan
ders and in the vicinity of Lens are
engaged in consolidating positions
won last week from Crown Prince
Rupprecht. The British near Ypres
have made a further advance on a
mile front to a depth of about 500
yards and also in the Somme region
have renewed their attacks with ad
vantage. In the latter maneuver the
British took positions near Epehy and
inflicted heavy losses on the Germans
The Germans have been feeling out
the strength of the French lines in
the Vosges mountain region where,
after heavy bombardments they de
livered attacks against the French
around Badonviller and north of the
Celles-Surplane region. Their efforts
however, went for naught under the
fire of the French guns and rilles.
Verdun Attacks Fail.
On t he Aisne front and in the Yer
dun sector attempts by the German
crown prince to break the French
lines have met with failure.
There, has. -.been ,a considerable
stiffening on the front in Rumania
and also in Russia and in the region
of Yilna. south of Grozeehti. south
ern Moldavia, the Russians have made
a stand against attacks of the Teu
tonic allies and repulsed them, and in
the Slanic sector also have beaten off
the invaders. In the Lake Naroc dis
trict of the Yilna front German at
tacks broke down under the Russian
Teuton Workers Fretful.
The present week witnesses the
meeting in Berlin of the main com
mittee of the German reichstag. It
is considered probable that at this
session of the committee the popes
peace proposal will be discussed and
that there will be a frank debate on
political. military and economic
Meanwhile, reports indicate a re
sumption of the period of unrest
among the German workers. Sevcra
hundred men in the Krupp plant at
Mageburg have struck because of the
arrest of one of their leaders, .while
the workmen in the Essen, Dussel-
LOST OR STRAYED.
From my home, one mile northwest
of Mynard, a yearling heifer, brand
ed "S" on right hip. Anyone know
ing anything as to its whereabouts.
notify Albert Satchell or call Phone
THE NEW DODGE AGENTS.
The Propst garage, W. E. Propst,
proprietor, has added to the cars
which they have been handling the
famoin? Dodge Brothers' line, which
is well known and which has intro
duced itself into the very good will
of the buying public, in a way which
make the obtaining of enough of the
cars to supply the demand a difficult
problem. The Dodge car is one of
the best which i3 being made, a car
easily controlled, and safe for women,
and is known as a "Ladies' Car" from
its easily controlled feature and its
safety in operation. As to consump
tion of gas, on ordinary roads, where
the ground is any way smoothe, no
matter If there are a number oj. hills,
which it climbs easily, it will make
from eighteen to twenty-six miles to
a gallon of gasoline. Tl e easy rid
ing qualities are a feature which
speak for itself, and one has only to
ride in one to know what they are
When in the market for. a car call
around, or phone for a demonstra
tion, which will be given and no ob
ligation to buy will be considered.
AT THE AIRD0ME TONIGHT.
Osgood Lenses. Ail sizes on band
nov. T. H. Pollock Auto Co.
r- -i -
dorff and Rhine provinces. are threat
ening a walkout on account of
shortage in the potato ration.
THEY V7ILL HAVE A TIME.
LIKE THE COUNTRY FINE.
A letter from Mrs. Ada Bestor,
mother of Frank M. and Chas. Bes
tor, from the west, where she is vis
iting with her sister, Mrs. Carrie
Donnelly, at Sumas, Wash., which is
just across from the Canadian bor
der, says: "This is the finest coun
try which I have ever seen, with an
abundance of fruit3 and flowers, and
crops of all - kinds, and the air is
delightful, being just warm enough
and with the spicy tonic of the
mountains in it, which makes one
wake up in the mornings feeling
fresh and rested. '1 had intended to
have visited here three months when
I came, but now have decided to stay
during the winter, when my sister
will return home with me for the
AT CHRISTIAN CHURCH LAST
LINCOLN AROUSED BY
RELEASE OF BOWMAN
Daily Star Takes U. S. District -At-tomey
to Task for Leniency.
Friends of Allen Say Stories of Al
leged Disloyalty Exaggerated.
Men's and Women's Dusters
Last evening at the Christian
church was held what is known as
educational day service, and was de
voted to the reviewing of the work
of the church along that line. The
new quartet rendered two very de
lightful numbers, which were appre
ciated by those present, as were also
the numbers given by the chorus.
which is in charge of Mrs. Ilargett.
Mr. George W. Tidd, who is connect
ed with the Phillips university, a
Christian college at Enid, Okla., was
the principal speaker and his address
was a very able one, being a review
of the organization of the institution
and its work. This institution was
founded about twenty years ago, the
funds being furnished by a man
by the name of Phillips, living in
Cleveland. O. A Dr. Zollers was sent
out west by this man Phillips, and
directed to find a place where an in
stitution could be profitably located.
This was done, and Mr. Phillips be
ing a member of the Christian
church, had the university organ
ized as a Christian church school,
and which has been doing a good
work along educational lines in all
branches of learning, as well as giv
ing each one a good Christian edu
cation, with a correct understanding
of the Bible? as the first point to be
considered. He also spoke in refer
ence to Cotner university, of this
Ttato, and Drake university of Des
Moines. Ia.. both being schools of
Yesterday at the home of Homer
ohrader were gathered a number of
the friends and relatives of Mr. J.
B. Seybolt. of mar Murray, who is
the father of Mrs. Shrader, where? the
fifty-fourth birthday of Mr. Seybolt
was fittingly celebrated. The birth
day did not come until today, but
yer-terday ottered too good ;in oppor
tunity for the celebration, and it was
accordingly observed. ' Mr. Seybolt
ami mother came this way and took
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Mutz with them,
Mrs. Mutz being a sister cf Mr. Seybolt.
Any one who doubts that Robert
Burkel, John Egenberger, Leonard
Walling, Herold Croscary and Carl
Thomas will have a time, and the
real time of their lives, when they
camp down in Henry Timis pasture
all this week, just drop down that
way and spend a night with them.
They were taking the second load of
eatables and cooking utensils, as well
as camping outfits, when we saw
them this afternoon. They are call
ing their grounds "Moussine Camp"
and we do not know what that
means, whether it is something good
to eat, or an attachment for a Ford
car. Anyway we can see that the,
boys will have a time down there,
with nothing to keep the stars from
shining into their faces as they sleep
except a thin Missouri river fog, and
that not covering all over. Weli,
boys, go to it while you are young,
for when you get old the rheumatism
won't let you.
Mrs. John A. Murray, who has
been at the Minor-Thornton sani
tarium for the past three or four
weeks taking teratment for stomach
trouble, returned to her home in
this city yesterday morning. . Mrs.
Murray is feeling very much better.
Her many friends will be pleased to
learn of her return home and glad
to know that her health is very
much improved, and trust that she
may continue to improve.
LOST One slightly used United
States rubber auto tire, size 34x4,
complete with inner tube and rim.
Non tread. On road west of Murray
near the -Fred Meisinger place, on
Sunday, Aug. 1917. Reward for
finder. Notify Albert Shelhorn. or
!m" o rJo'i!v?i! o55ce cr ztv
It is by no means nn easy matter
to cure this disease, but it can be
done in most instances by taking
Chamberlain's Tablets and complying
with the printed directions that ac
company each package.
We are now prepared to make your
monument, markers and lot corners
right at home. Cars County Monu
rfTent Co., W. T. Wasscll, manager.
Hotel Riley block, Piattsmouth, Neb.
' FEELING FINE
After Taking Four Bottles Of
Cardui. The Woman's Tonic
Cobden, 111. ''Having used Cardui,
the woman's tonic, in my family, for a
number of years," writes Mrs. Kate
Metz, of this town, "and always with
such good results, I feel it my duty to
write you about it, so that you may
publish my letter.
My. mother is living with me, and
she is 52 years old. For the last three
or four years, she has been troubled a
great deal with cramping spells, and
for days at a time, she would have a
She read of how much Cardui has
helped other women who were sick
and ailing, and decided to give it a
trial. She began taking it three times
a day, and since then has been getting
along simply fine.
Mother only used four bottles of
Cardui, but she is no longer troubled
with the severe headaches, and . her
stomach is so much stronger that she
can eat'most anything.
We both feel that any lady who Is
rot strong and well, would be greatly
benefited by the use of Cardui.'
Tr Ccrd-u-i. NCBS
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 19. The re
lease of Martin Bowman, wealthy
Hubbell, Neb., man, of German par
entage, who was taken in charge
some weeks ago on a charge of be
ing an alien enemy, after it was re
ported he had cursed President Wil
son as a "murderer," called civil war
veterans in a Memorial day parade
"murderers" and stigmatized the
American flag as a "dirty rag," has
stirred up a hornet's nest here.
The Lincoln Daily Star is charg
ing that T. S. Allen. United States
district attorney, has Teen too len
ient in prosecuting the charges
against German born citizens who
evince disloyalty. Friends of Mr.
Allen insist that many of the stories
of alleged disloyalty are exaggerated,
while in other cases it has been im
possible to prosecute because the al
leged offense is not covered by any
In Bowman's case the Star charges
that District Attorney Allen inform
ed a reported for that paper that
Bowman had been taken in charge
on an alien enemy charge and would
not be allowed an attorney unless
the government should see fit to
grant, him one.
No Announcement of Release.
No official announcement was made
of Bowman's release, until it acci
dentally leaked out. The district at
torney said that it was not cus
tomary to announce such matters.
Bowman, in addition to having ex
pressed very bitter sentiments
against the government, it is
charged, took an active part in op
posing the draft. He is now in
The ostensible reason for letting
Bowman out of jail and allowing him
to go to South Dakota, it is said, was
that he had been discovered to bo in
fact not. an alien, but a citizen of
the United States. Judge E. O. Kret
singer of Beatrice appeared In the
Bowman case as counsel for the de
fendant. How he carne to become
counsel and whether the government
directed Bowman be allowed an at
torney has not been disclosed.
With Kretsinger on the scene.
however, the plea was made that
Bowman secured citizenship under a
decision rendered in the case of for
mer Governor Boyd. The Star dis
putes that the Boyd case applies to
Bowman, however, pointing out that
Boyd came to Nebraska during the
pioneer days and while the state
was yet a territory, rendering yoe-
inan service in those stressful times
and aWy supporting his government
in all things.
Paragraph Referred To.
It was under the act admitting
Nebraska into the union that the
United States supreme oourt declared
Governor Boyd was a citizen, the
Star contends, pointing to this para
graph in the opinion:
"Within the meaning and intent
of the act of congress, he (Boyd) be
came a citizen of the United States
and the state of Nebraska under the
organization and enabling acts of
congress admitting that state to the
Bowman came to America several
years ago with his father and moth
er. Bowman took out a declaration
of citizenship but never completed it
and it is contended that-under the
more recent ruling of the naturaliza
tion authorities, where one does not
complete his citizenship within seven
years after the declaration, it be
comes null and the applicant must
start all over again.
In this instance, where - Bowman
failed to complete his citizenship, it
is argued that Bowman is in fact a
citizen of Germany.
Importance was attached to the
fact that Bowman held several minor
offices on the school board and as a
Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Ruffner return
ed home this noon from Omaha, where
they had been spending Sundas' with
their son, Horace Ruffner, who is
camping out at Carter Lake.
For Sale A cottage on monthly
payments. Will exchange some acre
age for inside property. R. B. Wind
W. A. ROBERTSON,
Cast of Riley Hotel.
Don't Start Out
on that trip with cheap looking bag-
gage. Come and see our Pullman luggage and you
will find how we have anticipated the rising cost on
leather and are prepared to quote you painless prices
on both leather and fibre goods. Specials:
A good fibre suit case, steel frame, for $ 1.45
Black Bags from $2.45 to 15.00
GRADUATED IN PLATTSMOUTII.
Yesterday Eugene Tighe, of Chi
cago, who will be remembered as
having graduated from the high
school here some years since, accom
panied by his two little daughters,
Misses Margaret and Josephine, ar
rived in this city yesterday morn
ing, visiting over Sunday and until
this afternoon, when tncy departed
over the Burlington road to Omaha,
where they will take the Union Pa
cific for Roymar, Wyo.. where they
go to visit the parents of Mr. Tighe,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tighe, where
they will remain and see the country
and enjoy the outing with thejittle
SPEND FEW DAYS ON RANCH.
This morning T. E. Parmele and
ion and daughter, John and Miss
Mary Catherine, who have for the
past few days been in the west,
where they spent a short time at the
Parmele ranch, near Broken Bow,
returned home this morning. Mr.
Parmele said that they had just had
a soaking rain out tner. and that
things were looking fine.
OPERATION IN LINCOLN.
Mrs. K. E. Fogerty, of Havclock,
was operated on for some trouble at
the St. Elizabeth hospital at Lin
coln a few days ago, and is reported
as getting along fine. Mrs. Fogerty
will be remembered as Miss Julia
Janda. and is a sister to the wives of
Joseph Hiber, Thomas and John Svo
boda. ITer many friends in this city
will be pleased to learn that she is
getting along nicely.
Brinjr j'our welding to us. Tlatts
roouth Garage. Tel. 394.
Dennison's crepe paper at the
Journal office. ,
WHY SUFFER SO?
Why suITeer from a bad back, from
charp. rhocting twinges, headaches,
dizr.ine.s and kidney and bladder
i'is-.' Platismcuth people recommend
Dor. ii "s Kidney Pills. Could y u a.-k
for stronger proof cf merit''
O. II. Tower, carpenter, Yinr St..
Piattsmouth. says: "I suffered from
a dull pain in the small of my bin 1. .
It pot so bad I had to get n viv
kiice'i and straighten gradually after
I once got down. The kidney secre
tions were much retarded in passage.
Doctors told me I was troubled by
stone in my bladder and gave me
only temporary relief. After taking
one box of Doan's Kidney Pills, I no
ticed that the trouble was beginning
to disappear and in a short time my
health improved in every way.''
(Statement, given April 10, 1912.)
- Oil February 23, 191",. Mr. Tower
said: "I can cotninuo recommending
Doan's Kidney Pills. I am still a
r-.trong believer in this eld, reliable
Price r.Oc, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pills the same that
Mr. Tower has twice publicly recom
mended. Foster-Milburn Co., Props.,
Buffalo, N. Y.
W. B. Rishe!. deputy organizer cf
the Woodmen of the World, was a
bui-iness visitor in Omaha today, hav
ing gone up this afternoon.
Call riattsmouth Garage for serv
ice. Tel. 39-1, also livery. J. E Mason,
Miss Mattie Larson came in from
Lincoln yesterday afternoon for a
visit with her parents.
Our Selling Method
Saves You Money!.
No merchant ever made money
out of a "Clearance Sale." Every
time he plans a "Clearance Sale"
he knows he is facing a loss. Me
is compelled to sell goods below
cost in order to get rid of them be
fore the season closes.
Take it the other way around.
The buyer denies himself the
clothes he would like to have,
waiting for a chance to save
money. By our plan he can get
the goods when he wants them
and still save money.
We have no clearance sale loses
fr fnm. conseciuentlv. we can and
do mark our goods at less than
regular prices at the beginning of
the season. If they don't move
off our shelves promptly or if
some sizes are sold out we im
mediately reduce the price.
Our regular price saves you
money. .' It is easily possible, by
buying your clothes here in sea
by waiting for a "clearance sale."
son, to save money as
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