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MONDAY. DECEMBER 111914.
PLATTSMOUTIt SKMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Cbc plattemouib Journal
Published 3 o m l-W e k I y ot Plattamouth. Nbn
EntreI t the IWofTi.-e :t Flatt.smontlj. Nebraska, as second-class mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
6ubsorlptlon Price: $1.50 Per Yeor In Advance
THOUGHT FOR TODAY.
V" Trumpeter, sound forthc splen-
t!ur of God! 'I'
S-und for the heights that our J
fathers trod, V
When truth was truth, and v
love was love "I
V.uh a heil beneath, but a -
heaven above. J
-I- Tc-Mi-.tcr. rally us, rally us,
rally us, V
Oa U the City of God.
Alfred Noyes. v
Politer. ess is inexpensive and of
I rice'e.-s value.
2-;t j i i v.f caati you do your
Siri-.tn.u-i .-b-ppinsr early.
Th- ::i.v aff-r a holiday a lot of
r.. :i fee! li'.e Lydia Pinkham.
f be . :ace.-, a r.i.n must aiways
Havel tli. e so the trouble lii.e.
1 lie wtaiher mat-, is trying pretty
h:ir 1 t irive us a While ("hri.-imas.
v.,u can take the medicine
n't di-h it cut to your
fi rt !.
-.-s:..I ri"iTtii.r.t aavertises
t- -z -. 1 .;- . c --. :;r..l then he keeps on
:. e: ti -i:.g to keep it.
Ir. i .-.'-r when, eiop will ap-
!-ii..c a go..! r..v if it can be m-:k-:
t. : m;-.:n for .-tveral w eeks.
l; r . rr.-r. :e s arxi"us to run
" ; .-pr that they al-
: .. ;y rave ti.eir f i ivnd.; out on the
I -.. -- !' c who di.l . r v:.-c
f. ... !:..! Uuti- la-t rr.'sr.th are in
: t t;:.i:.ij to .in the late 'hrist mas
rr ;am. N-.e ihe moral.
VI a v t:. in a kif.e: ui-A pet her
f. e ard -hv w:li .-! j'.-gic right up to
;..; p j . ;.!! the same woman
a: "11 at ard y u"!l be buying a rtiH
!!!' : ! rv-iho I- in b-i-ine.-s i what
- IT,-. l-!a'-'s norr"-o can get the
a';:- of hi- 1 .dy low mii k r by
. .T, :;r.T h;- hoi n i hi.; auto than
hj a-i v. ith hi; cruitar.
'ii-.r a: 1 forrriv" fiufht to be ad-
ied t- too (b.l.b-ii Rule. And it inhht
be a ;rooi thiri"- in nd 1 t. the Ten
rinandir.er.ts a?id the bydaws of
.o:tic of the ehur'di societies.
Th' time ha- ;.r. ived for a farmers'
t '; hoi o r'.r;.anv in Cass eo inty,
a. ! by the time the io!)ins ne.-t
nc.i i T.eat strides will have been
ros'de in that direct ion. The farmers
v.i'l . tand -o much ;u.d no more.
Th:.- I.o'.e:- at L.n -f.hi arc p: eparinjr
t eritertain the rrv-mbf rs nf the lei.;-I.aurr-.
peciai:;. th . e who v.n .stand
the prre. As mo-t -T the members
arc farmt .-, it is very certain they
v.i'1 seek the .uittude of some private
The j-ta'.e admirdstration in the
fi;t of January will br entirely
tr:rjr!atic. There v.i'l be quite a
lit t-itronac to be handed out, and
it fd.oidd o to t!:e deserving men
uho have been incessant in their sup
port of the cause of democracy. The
M-publi-ans have always taken care
.f their party friends in tuth in-yt-ir.res,
ard .-o should the democrats.
Th.-re will be numerous jxj'-iiions to
be "dished out" this winter, and they
.hoidd ro to the worthy tho-e who
h.i-- assisted them to their places of
THE CHIilST.M AS SHOI't'EK.
Did you ever hear about the woman
who did her Christmas shopping
ea:ly, and thus avoided the rush that
alv.avs attends the final dash and
st: ujrirle for Christmas trinkets?
She was a remarkable character, and
like old Santa Clatis, there was only
j one of her. And like old Santa Claus,
she was boi-n of the imagination, and
her blessed memory is preserved only
in the papres of fiction and in the
dreams of the tired clerks who are
clawed and torn to tatters by the last-hodi-
shoppers. But whether she
lived or whether she didn't, the sweet
;tory of her unselth-h life and. of her
tender consideration for tired backs
:!n 1 tire 1 hands ar.d feet, will always
make her a favorite character among
the men and women and girls who
work behind the counter. Christmas
shopping has gotten to be a tlread, a
rigntmare and a tragedy to those who
.-trnd upon the firing line and bear
the brunt of battle. The clerks in
store- that handle Christmas goods
look forward to the closing days of
the holiday sca-on with much the
.-arr.e dreadful apprehension as does
the boy who has a woodshed engage
ment with his dad after school. There
seem? to be no way of avoiding the
Christmas rush, and no way of bridg
over it or of tunneling under it.
it is ri'.:ht out the're in front of us
i.g tin, and unless old Father Time
i tops the clock we shall soon plunge
into it in all its fury. Consequences
are of no consequence on this event
ful occasion, and while everybody
dreads the terrors of the final strug
gle, yet r.obody would miss being in
the midst of it all, and nobody would
e willing to go home to their friends
without a few rents and bruises as
souvenirs of the desperate encounter.
(hii.-Lmas chopping without the
.hrrge a:;d countercharge, the hand-:
to-n:nd battle, ard the squeeze and
Jo-Lie of excited and determined shop
pe.s, would be as tasteless as julep
without the mint, and as tame as an
election without a calamity howler on
the corner. Merchants are now im
ploring the dear people to do their
Christmas shopping early, but they
don't expect them to do it. They
ever did, and their habits are too
deeply rooted to be changed now.
Tluy take their own sweet time for
everything they do, and the things
t hr.u they ought to do today they put
off until the day before Christmas.
Putting things olT until tomorrow or
until some other day is so easy that
everybody is doing it. One-half of
the world keeps the other half wait
ing, without any reason or excuse.
Mo.t people are overtaken by death
before they get fairly started, doing
Tu:t they have been planning for a
'ifetime. They spend and waste time
as if they had a whole eternity to
draw from, and as if a day of reckon
ing would never come. When at last
they see old age and death coming
down the road to meet them, they
give a good imitation of the Christ
mas shopper who wails until just be
fore closing time to buy a tin whistle.
There are so many things to tlo and
so little time in which to do them,
that they leave everything undone.
This habit of putting things off until
some more convenient time has be
come the rule of life with a great
majority of people. Late Christmas
shopping is a mild form of disease,
but it is as annoying as hives in har
vest time, and as unnecessary as the
occasional hair on a bald head. Of
course, if you want to be in at the
finish, put jt off. You 11 have plenty
4 :n : .
Turkey has given assurance of fair
treatment of American institutions.
Only ten more shopping days till
Christmas. Do you shoprdng now.
Only thirteen more days in which
to do your Christmas shopping.
Buy your Christmas presents at
home and keep your money here.
Every American citizen would pre
fer a war t3X instead of a genuine
war. Europe has both.
v Kichard Croker has married a
woman fifty years his junior. Rich
ard. you will recall, is an ex-boss.
A loafer thinks up a lot of things
to benefit the people, none of which
are as important as going to work.
It might have been foreseen that
the tight skirt would be abolished as
soon as everybody had become recon
ciled to it.
Perhaps the troops were sent to
Vera Cruz merely to demonstrate to
the Mexicans how a town ought to be
run. Well, they succeeded.
Villa's choice of provisional presi
dent is sneeringly called a cattle
butcher. That is the mildest type of
butcher prominent in Mexican affairs.
Now Rumania has decided to get
into the light. While each country
has its own songs, the international
ditty should be: "Everybody's Do
Now the army worm is being ac
cused of responsibility for the foot
and mouth disease. It is about time
for the army worm to turn on its
Christmas users of the parcels post
r.eed not expect packages sent two
or three days before Christmas to ar
rive at their destination before the
dawn of the New Year.
Coercion in the government of
state, county or city can never ac
complish much. The public does not
believe in such tactics. Only selfish
people will resort to such.
Matrimony" is informed that con
gress has not yet voted to require a
levenue stamp to be placed on wed
ding invitations and announcements.
"Strike while the iron is hot." This
is an important saying because we
know the iron sometimes never heats
twice in the same spot. This is
especially true of busines proposi
Young people who marry should
see that the minister or whoever per
forms the ceremony must put a 10-
cent stamp on the marriage certifi
cate. If Uncle Sam will show the
young people how to live cheaper af
ter they are married, he will confer
a great favor.
To find employment for the unem
ployed, as remarked by an eastern
mayor, is not an act oi tnanty out a
problem of business." It is no doubt
tru that many of the unemployed do
not want work and would really pre
fer to live off charity. But there are
those who really seek employment
and who consider it a humiliation to
seek aid. They want to support
themselves and they should be given
a chance. If they can give an
equivelent in some useful service
there is a double benefit in providing
The fact that our physical needs
are closely related to our mental
abilities is becoming more and more
recognized every dayi Dr. Harvey
Wiley of Washington talked before
the American Public Health associa
tion and said that bad teeth were one
of the most serious health problems
of the day. If the food is not thor
oughly chewed it goes into the stom
ach and is only half digested, and
thereby clogs up the nervous system
so that it is handicapped beyond all
hope of recovery in a very short time.
Poor eyes mean a bad education, and
poor teeth mean bad health. It is a
question of civic interest to attend to
our school children's physical condition.
The insistence of Mr. Bryan on the
recognition of his friends in all his
appointments is unusual. It is cited
that when Nebraska had a cabinet
member in the person of J. Sterling
Morton he never indorsed candidates.
He took the position that Nebraska
was not at his disposal and the state
had no democratic cenator then, as
now. either. He told President Cleve
land that he would, when called upon
by him, give his opinion concerning
tliy fitness of candidates, and nothing
more. But Mr. Bryan insists on nam
ing the candidates. The process has
created long delay, but the indica
tions are he will do it.
Under the constitution the senate
is charged with the duty of selecting
appontive federal officials. There
fore, legally and by custom, the sen
ator politically in harmony with an
administration, has coextensive
power. thus Senator Hitchcock
should tlominate the pie counter in
Nebraska, even to the exclusion of
Mr. Bryan, though the latter be at
the head of the cabinet. Mr. Bryan's
exceptional attitude causes the dead
lock. The patrcnat-.e of the state de
partment does not sti!Fce for him. He
believes that the success of his
policies in Nebraska depends upon
patronage, r.r.d it is lor this reason
he stands between Senator Ilitehock
and the distribution ' f oliees. Fre
Those who are able should see that
the poor children of the city are re
membered on Christmas. There are
a number who need this attention, and
Christmas spirit should predomi
nate to the extent of a remembrance
of the Christmas season. It would
prove a noble act and muKe a lew
poor children happy, who otherwise
woulel be neglected.
The republicans have been in the
habit of electing to the office of at
torney general men who had no
special qualification for the position.
Bui the democrats have changed the
program by electing one of the most
brilliant young attorneys in the state
n vne person or w mis r,. iteeu, wno
will add luster to this important posi
It don't look well for a republican
paper to sneer at the war revenue tax
when it knows the McKinley admin
istration had to resoit to the same
proposition. But they say we had
wa: then and none now. So much is
true, but there is a general war "in
Europe, which has practically stopped
all imports from Europe, and where
there are no revenues except internal.
It takes money to run the government,-
and we all know this. If it is
not coming in the form of duties on
imports, we know, or should know,
that it has to come some other way.
Wc have great faith in the demo
crats who will occupy the principal
stale offices next month, and believe
that every one of them will prove
equal to the emergency. It is the
first time in the history of Nebraska
that so many democratic state officials
have been elected at one time. A
duty devolves upon these officials, and
it is up to each and every one of them
to pursue a course that will add dis
tinction to each one and be creditable
to the democratic party of the state.
No one loves democratic success more
than the Journal, and that is the prin
cipal reason why wc want the boys
to make good in every respect.
Germany elrafts every able-bodied
man; Great, Britain drafts none, or
has not up to this time. And until
she does it is safe to assume that the
critical stage in the war, for the en
tente, has not been reached. Also,
we sohuld say, until Japan's admit
tedly excellent army of a half million
men is put to further use than oc
cupying resources is far from in
sight. Four months this war has
been raging, and for three months
neither side has had a notable advant
age, which makes it seem to a great
degree a war of resources; a test of
endurance in which decisive victory,
if it comes at all, will be slow in arriving.
The brilliant editor of the Ne
braska City News does not seem to
lik 3 the Journal's comments on an
editorial that appeared in the Lincoln
Star a few days since in relation t
Mr. Bryan's activity in securing ap
pointment, and demanding the proof
The News says we had "proof in our
elesk," at least "we got it just exact
ly where the turkey got it last
Thanksgiving." There is one thing
certain, Jiuoner win never nave an
opportunity to get it at any time,
as he was never known to stand long
enough "in one place." He is like all
hypocrites he wants to be on all
sides of the question. And as to
prohibition, he should be the last man
to even mention prohibition in the
News columns, or else practice what
he preaches. The Journal editor be
lieves in expressing his opinions free
ly, and the editor who will not ex
ercise this right is a coward, and not
capable of expressing an opinio;. He
should at least possess sufficien
common sense to attend to his own
business, and give other people the
IIL'IIAL HIGH SCHOOLS.
The farmers are right in demand
ing rural high schools where their
children can be educated without
sending them away to the city. The
boys and pirls who go to the city for
four years get weaned away from the
farms, and many of them never re
turn to the country life. They are
also right in saying that much of the
congestion in the cities is owing to
this mode of education. But when all
that is conceded and Lhc further con
tention, that the state should provide
the same education for the children
of the farms as those of the cities
and towns, the question arises, hew
can the reform be brought about? The
difficulties are certainly great. The
children are scattered over a great
scope of country and some means of
transportation must be provided. The
automobile bus has been suggested,
but that requires the improvement of
It is claimed that the faimers are
put to great expense in sending their
children away from home and they
must pay board and transportation,
while the children of the city can lie
boarded at home and also be under
the constant supervision of their par
ents. Might it not be possible, if the
farmers would organize, that rural
high schools could be maintained at
no greater expense than what it now
cos.s to send them away, and have
the additional advantage of home su
pervision? If that could be done the
boys and girls would not be educated
away from the farm. The matter has
been up for discussion before every
farmers' congress for the last several
years and nothing has resulted. Is it
not time that talking ceased and some
action were taken? World-Herald.
meeting for a state-wide Belgian re
fans are looking for a "white hope"
The New York stock exchange has
resumed business with a display of
enthusiasm and higher prices.
Fhc people of Nebraska will never
accept the manner in which some
people desire to shorten the ballot.
The idea of giving the governor the
power to select all state officials i
preposterous. He has troubles
enough a3 it is.
That's right go to Omaha to pur
chase your Christmas present, and
then come back ' home and ask the
Plattsmouth merchants to give you
credit for what else you are compelled
to have the necessaries of life. And
you'll expect them to accommodate
you, of course.
The speaker of the incoming house
of representatives should be a man
who at least possesses a good moral
character and one who is not a pro
fessional grafter, and one whose
honesty in many other ways will bear
the strictest investigation. The mem
bers want to be careful, or they'will
get one of that brand.
The Kind You Have Always Bonght, and -which lias been
in use for over 30 years, lias borne the signature o
' - and lias been made tinder his per
fO. -sfK?y' -J" sonal supervision since its infancy.
'-CccUvC Allow no one to deceive you in this.
AH Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children Exx'crience against Experiment
What Is CASTOR I A
Casforia is a. harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Parry
tToric. Ircps and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other .Nareotio
ubsta7U'e. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys "Worms
nnd allays Fev .ri.shncss. For more than thirty years it
lias been in constant use for the relief of Constipation,
Flatulency, AViuel Colic, all Teething Troubles and
liarrliaa. It regulates the Stomach and liowcls,
assimilates the Food, giving healthy and natural bleep.
The Children's Fanacca The Mother's Friend.
GN"jifz CASTOR! A always
) Bears the
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years
The mail order buyer who habitual
ly j ores over the mail order cata-
considering price rather than quality,
and every purchase he makes is a
speculation. He seldom or never at
the time needs the things he buys. On
the contrary, he buys them in an
ticipation of needs that may artise;
and he docs so under the delusion that
le will be unable to buy them cheaply
igiin. Advantage is taken of this
ai gain-hunting, gambling instinct by
including with needed or staple items
at low prices other items that are not
so generally bought and that pay the
seller bigger profits. Thus the 50
cents the mail order buyer "saves" on
a sugar purchase, say, he loses many
times over on the coffee, tea and other
items included in the "bargain" offer.
The net results of this kind of buy
ing are extravagance and loss. The
buyer, in his eagerness to save a few
cents on his sugar purchase, is blind
ed to the larger losses on other
items. In other words, he "strains at
the gnat" of price and "swallows the
camel" of quality.
It is so much easier to tell what
ought to be done than it is to get
busy and do it.
1915 Calendar Tads at the Journal
William Haffke was among the
business visitors in Omaha today for
a few hours, going to that city on the
afternoon Burlington train.
Iks- f ... 1 A
Holidays the happiest season of
the year is almost here. Are you
The late republican candidate for
governor, R. B. Howell, called on
Governor Morehead at his office the
other day. The first time they had
met since the election.
Governor Morehead has called the
meeting for a state-wide Belgeum re
lief organization on December 127,
more than a week earlier than the
time suggested. He has written a let
ter to the mayors of 400 cities and
towns in Nebraska, to this fact.
University regents will ask for
over two millions for the next two
years. And the democratic party
pledged to an economical administra
tion. No matter what they ask, give
them merely what is necessary.
R. L. Metcalfe tleclares that the
democrats of Nebraska have done too
much for W. J. Bryan and Senator
Hitchcock to eleserve this "watchful
wailing for federal appointments.
And Met has certainly said something
that sounds like the truth.
With the beginning of the New
Year there should be some attention
paid to the several boys who loaf the
streets and have nothing to do but
smoke cigarettes. If their parents
cannot make them go to school, the
authorities should proceed to do some
thing. Perfumes and Toilet
Articles for Xmas!
Nothing makes daintier ap
peal to either man or wo
man, always in good taste,
always useful. They con
tinue to give pleasure loncj
after many other gifts arc
The finest American Perfumes and
Toilet Preparations are made in the Lab
oratories of Harmony of Boston, Richard
Hudnut, Salon Palmer and Colgate & Co.
of New York. - We carry a complete lino
of Perfumes, Toilet Waters and Salchet
Powders of the above manufacture.
All Perfumes and Toilet Waters ar
put up in Dainty Xmas Style Packages at
prices to suit any bocketbook. Shop early.
f. G. fnche & Co.,
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