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PLATTSMOUTII SliM I-WEEKLY JOURNAL'.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 191 i.
Cbe plattsmoutb journal
Published Bom l-W eekly at Plattsmouth, Nebr.
Emwd t tbe PwstolTice at riattsmoutb. Nebraska, as second-class mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
Subeorlptlon Prloe: S1.50 Per Year In Advonoe
THOUGHT FOR TODAY.
When darl;r.ess prevails then
it is finest to believe in the
light. Rostand. ;
Rather cold, thank yon, with ei
dunces below zero.
Vi4y not give something useful for
a Christmas present?
Uri'v nine more nay in which to dt, another friend, and the remem
your Christmas hopping.
A man cannot help bat be his real
xlf in. less he is crazy or drunk.
-A man lino.- his duty us he sees it.
i .t his eyc.-ight is often defective.
CI. Gothalls will have warships to
neutrality in the canal zone.
Postmaster Genera' Ru risen
r.-'-.r-.ccs that the parcel fost has been
ir.ore than elf-sustain.ing.
P.y the time a woman reaches that;i,eyond our means if we only dared,
e where she wants to forget her in:t wlat are v-e to j07 Are we to
i.iithday. her friends oegh : to remem- , at.ccpt and not return that of equal
I er them.
'.e people may admire and
vr.joy animated conversation, they do
r.ol care for that brant! over the teie
phoi.e. Wither does central.
C .siderable ability is misdirected:
:a".ce. tr.e young man wr.o c:".n
i t a .-;):. o.i ten uouars a wees ougnt
t bccnr.'.e a captain of finance.
The F:vr.nnt Tribune says: "At
Iciui in his suggestions of harmony,
Mr. Mitaclfe will know just how and
vhre to touch the sore .spots." And
the Tribune is right a!oi:t it.
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The population of the United
Stales, according to the latest cir
cuinion statement issued by the
treasury department n December 1,
is ;':.7;'.000, and the circulation per
capita is :?':.;0. Some of the people
in the fast must be pretty shtrt, for
there are few in this section who can
not show more of the "long green"
than seven five spots.
The first of . January there will be
a Ihcly time around the state capital,
Id officials going out an l new ones
mi".g in. The fun of it is that most
" the new ones coming in are demo
cip.ts. and ail those going out are re
pi. divans. They will have to take a
. ciou bar to p-y Ad Wait loose, as he
has been there so lo.-.g that he thought
ho l ad become a permanent fixture in
the .-L-cretary ef state's office.
Tr.cic is talk about establishing a
state prir-tcry among those who
wfjld ! o at the head of it. It will
cos. Sl-VihX) to put such an estab
lishment in shape for deing the work.
And then about that much more for
help around the shop, and Lord only
kir.'Hs how much more before they
gel through with it. However, it
would furnish soft jobs for a lot of
grafters. Acording to report, the
tate has pail out something like
?Ii5'00 for printing the past two
years, not including that done for the
ttale university. We would caution
tie members of the incoming legis
lature to steer clear of a state print
ing plant for u few yeirs yet, and not
to go into comething that they know
nothing about, simply to gratify the
deques of a few grafters. It will be
an extremely hard proposition to
pla-e before the legislature, because
tbe majority of them are farmers,
and they are not generally favorable
to such ''snaps "
The time of the year is near at hand
when gift-giving will occupy the
thovghts of the .people, everywhere,
and this thought gives rise to the
(iuery: "Don't many people give un
wisely?" By giving unwisely is meant giving
when or.o cannot afford to give, or at
least giving beyond one's means.
There was a day a ions time ago
when Christmas gift-giving was not
commercialized to the extent it is now.
Those were the days when inex
pensive drifts were sent by one friend
bra nee treasured for years and years.
Rut as the people became more pros
perso'us, and society became more
active, this was all changed, until to
day, in too many caces. a Christmas
tri ft must bo something of moment.
Without a question, this is all
: ong tins commercialized gift-giv-
i -:Vrfov it too often works a real
hardship on people who cannot afford
to give costly gifts at Christmas time.
!ut who are forced to do so because
i someone else has thus remembered
jlhe - .i. Many of us would be glad to
escape from this fad of gift-giving
j value? It is a problem that has wor
ried an I is worrying more than one
mati and woman.
Some day, it is hoped, this will all
he changed and then we can go back !
to the old happy clays when a Christ
mas remembrance meant just what it
was intended to mean merely an ave
nue fcr expressing friendship, but un-
that clay comes commercialized
gift-giving will each yuletide run ram
pant, unwise as the practice has
grown to be. everywhere in all the
world. World -Herald.
This is fine winter weather, and
may it continue through the holidays,
Times may be hard for those who
do not cars to work. But not so with
these who are willing to work.
The government might as well have
required a -fl.00 tax on marriage
certificates. A dollar does not look
big to a bridegroom until after the
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Once again the public is trying to
reduce the cost of living by reading
the stock quotations instead of the
market prices of meat, eggs and
A certain Plattsmouth man is such
a familiar cuss he will probably be
-ailing St. Peter "Pete" within thirty
minutes after he edges through the
If the Christians in Tuikey are like
many of the professed Christians of
the United States it isn't a great
wonder that they are very distasteful
to the Turks, for they are very much
so in this country.
The appropriations for .state in
stitutions have been entirely too large
for the pa.t few years. In some of
the reports we notice that salaries of
superinteiMientr, and assistants and
help costs more than all the expenses
of the institutes. This should not be.
Bargain buying commonly is fool
ish buying. Benjamin Franklin, one
of the wisest men in the management
of business affairs, said: "Never buy
anything because it is cheap." This
advice means, of course, that per
quisite of every purchase in positive
need of the thing bought. Practical
ly the only selling inducements offered
by catalogue concerns are price, not
need, and cheapness, not quality.
Over a million dollars has been ad
deJ to the school fund of Nebraska.
Only eight more shopping days till
Christmas. Do it now, and avoid the
What Santa Claus cannot find ad
vertised in the Journal he is not like
ly to need.
fiome men waste more energy in
trying to borrow a dollar than they
would use in cat nine: two.
Our fool actions are responsible for
one-half our troubles and our im
aginations for the other half.
Seme people will "Hurrah for
peace ana tnen lavor sending the
countries at war all the arms and
ammunition they may need and are
able to pay for.
Some Plattsmouth peopfe will kick
on increased railroad fares, because it
will prevent them from going to
Omaha to buy goods that they will
afterwards wish to return.
The government will not be hasty
in dealing with the Mexicans on the
Arizona border. But if they keep on
with their meanness a few weeks
there will be something done, or ought
In reference to sneaker of the
house, what's the matter with Hon.
W. J. Taylor of Custer county? He
is honest, reliable and one of the
ablest and most sincere men that ever
served in that body. He is a gentle
man of great experience, and would
prove a most creditable presiding
The farmers' congress declared in
favor of a constitutional convention,
but was just as secretive as have been
a11 other advocates thereof as what
such a convention would be expected
to put into or leave out of the con
stitution. However, if the congress
reaiiy sneaks the wish of the farmers,
and the latter really want a con
stitutional convention, it is not for
anyone else to protest, but it is cer
tainly to bo hoped that before steps
are taken to hold a convention some
one will have formed some idea of
what is needed and given it to the
public. Lincoln Star.
WHY ADVERTISING IS READ.
One of the foundation principles of
sucessful newspaper work is that
the closer anything comes home to
the personal affairs of trfte reader, the
more interest it excites. An item
about the business interests of a
neighbor is likely to be read with
more attention than a report of some
fateful disaster many miles away,
affecting communities and people of
which no one knows anything. This
gives one an idea why it is that ad
vertisements are always read with
such attentive interests. They relate
directly to the personal affairs of the
public. People are deeply concerned
nowadays about the cost of living.
They lie awake worrying about it.
The club formed to discuss the poetry
of Tennyson may spend much of its
time talking over the cost of beef or
the wages of paid servants. So any
thing relating directly to living costs
appeals as keenly as anything there
is. in the newspaper. The account of
battle over in Belgium is thrilling,
but it is many miles away, and with
out immediate effect on the reader.
But when one learns from some wide
awake merchant's advertisements
that he has acquired a lot of potatoes
or oranges or flour or overcoats at
a special bargain, and is prepared to
close out at a low price, the thing ihts
us where we live. Everyone that
wants to reduce his cost of living,
and that includes nearly the whole
community, is affected by such an ad
vertisement'. It is read more eagerly
by the housewives thin the news of
the distant battle. The men also are
interested, and ask their wives why
they don't go there and buy. Ad
vertising is often the best news in
the paper. ' Merchants who use it
may be sure that every line they say
is read. '
THE GRADUUATE IX POLITICS.
Eery year, thousands of college
and school graduates are educated to
take an interest in politics. Under
the leadership of spectacled profes
sors, they are ambitious to go down
into the dusty political arena, and do
battle with the Gogs and Magogs o2
public corruption. After a few bout:;
with the aforesaid tough and battered
old giants, the winning of the con
flict does not look so easy. Where
political conventions are still held, the
novice is tried out in the capacity of
one of the minor delegates, on seine
office where the results are slated in
advance. Under the primary system,
he is sent out to some meeting in the
outskirts, to arouse the slumbering
voters to a true conception of the na
tion's peril. The managers thus learn
if he will stand without hitching.
His first desire is to get a fair an 1
comprehensive statement of the issue?
to the voters. He still has faith, once
the issues are clearly made known,
that all thinking men must see them
as he sees them. Among the political
workers, he hears inquiries with bated
breath as to when, and how far the
candidate promises to "come across."
There are ominous shakes of the head
if a statement fails to perceive his
duty and do it. As to issues, well
those are stock in trade, to get in on.
Nine out of ten young fellows when
brought thus in contact with low-
aims, quit in disgust, and forever re
main aloof. But once in a while there
comes along a man with a bigger
point in view. He sees that while the
money grabbers mny control the little
pickings, the large prizes rarely go
twice in succession to that kind of
man. They go to the one who is big
enough, patient enough, tolerant
enough, to see that in the long run
frankness and sincerity pay in poli
tics, just as they pay in business.
It is no indication of speed when a
railroad passes a dividend.
The proposal to mike two states
out of California wii! be more popular
on the Tacific coast than elsewhere.
One state gives tha country enough
So long as people shall continue to
appeal to congress for pork-barrel ap
propriations congress cannot be
blamed for trying to provide the
Mr. Taft seems to be in closer
agreement with Secretary Garrison
as to this country's miiitary needs
than is President Wilson. But then,
Mr. Taft was once secretary of war.
A United States senator has rights
in the matter of selecting patronage
appointments that are bound to be re
spected by the powers at Washington,
and no one can blame Senator Hitch
cock for standing up for these rights.
We cannot see, for the Hie of us, why
such rights should be interfered with,
and democrats who should be holding
such positions should be compelled to
stand out in the cold" awaiting for
something to turn up that will settle
Some republican papers are not
willing to give a democratic admin
istration credit for what it does, no
matter how deserving. It, however,
shows their littleness in politics. The
people generally have no confidence
in such papers. We do not mean to
put all republican papers in this
class. But there is a paper at Lin
coln which takes a delight in dis
crediting anything a democrat does,
unless that democrat todies to them
in the way of patronage. Tnis is
Secretary Bryan's new political
scheme to establish a progressive
democratic party in will not get
much elbowing from democrats who
do not believe in selfishness in poli
tical matters. It gives the lie to the
proposition that the democratic party
was never right, even when it sup
ported Mr. Bryan three times for
president of the United States. May
be he wants to try it again, and de
sires to invent some scheme by which
he may have a chance to do it.
PRICE OF BLOOD MONEY.
Speaking of his bill to stop the sale
of arms and ammunition to the war
ring European countries Senator
"Our nation' stands for peace
and it seems to me outrageous
that wc should be running our
factories and our gun
works night and day
means for carrying on the war.
Those who are making money out
of this traffic will of course
object to this bill, but no one else
In this connection it should be note
that while the powder and arms fac
tories are making money out of the
trade in war material, every other in
terest and the citizens of the United
Stales as a whole suffer greatly on
account of the war.
He are all ot us helping pay a war
la:. on account of the war.
Eerywhe:e commerce and industr
along all legitimate lines are suffering
on account of the war. The long
the war lasts the greater will be the
In everv Ameiuan citv are men
and women out of work, children cold
and hunsrrvr hemes that face the
Christmas season desolate and hope
less on account of the war.
When we furnish arms and am
munition to the belligerents we ar
helping, directly, to pitlong the wa:
When we do it we are sending death
:nd misery and gaunt poverty into
scores of thousands of homes in Ger
many, in France, in the British Isles
in Bohemia, in Delirium, in Poland, in
Ilu-ria, and Ions, and suffering into the
homes of the neutral countries lik
Denmark and Sweden, and Norway
and IIoIlaraT and Italy. We are doon
iv:r at the same time thousands upon
thousands of our own people to non-
employment and destitution. an
iocKing the drag ol depression upon
the limbs of the commerce and in
dustry of our own country.
Every instinct of humanity, of re
ligion, of enlightened self-interest
-liould prompt thi"; great republic to
sav: "We will furni-h bread for your
hungry and raimcrrt -for your naked,
but we will not furnish the guns and
shelis with which you may prolong in
definitely this murderous war."
CHECKS CROUP INSTANTLY.
You know croup is dangerous. And
you ought to know, tco, the sense of
security that ccmes from having
Foley's Honey and Tar Compound in
the house. It cuts the thick mucus
and clears away the phlegm, stops
the stiangling cough anl gives easy
breathing and quiet sleep. Every
user is a friend. For sale by all
J I J
THE law-ahidinps citizens
of this city want the
privilege tf drinking
lecr the tlrink of True
Temperance. They are
wea ry o t" J 1 i n i t i ge i s, s j ea k
easies. Mind J'iirs, holes in
the wall the oil-springs of
rrohihilion has driven
awav the material pros
perity of the people. It has
cut oif from tiris community
the revenue derived from
decent Leer saloons and has
increased intemperance. It
has largely increased public
expense in the vain eflort
to enforce laws which can
not pos-ibly be enforced.
It has adeled t-erituisly to
the burden, of taxation. It
has depreciated the value
of real estate. It has thrown
many out of work. It has
capital has learned to thuu
Give the people vbat thry
want the riaht to drink mod-crau-ly
of bcr and practice the
teachings of True Temperan'-r.
prw7Mf.,vi.;l,JaL , -J
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.ALCOHOL, 3 PEii Cfc.vrT
Age(aut? I'icpariion fur.3-sirailatMi5il;crooJaiK!KGSul-i
I ing l'ic S loiuaclis ardbWls cf
ness and Pst.Cor.ta!ns nciiltcr
Not Nau cotic.
Strife of 2:iBi&i'Tiirnam
Apcrfrct Remedy forCrosflra
tion , Scur Stonach Diarrhoea
RessmdLoss or Sllxp.
TicSinule Signarure of
The Centaur Compact,
Guaranteed under the froodn
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
E, n fm i- Ii jUMfnwy 4"ty', iii.iuiiij
Everybody jossosics more or less
;cver to resist attacks of diseases,
hat i?, some people are easy victims
of disease, while others always resist
Persons who cannot resist
th:m should try to strengthen their
I.Oiiy and to make all organs to per
form thei;- work regularly. Taking
in consideration that the digestive
organs are ot tr.e utmost importance,
we shoukl always be;rin with them.
s soon as any irregularity or in
iisposition sets in, we should use
T - M : 1- A n-iPr'r'rtn Flivir rf Riff ot-
Wine. It will remove all waste mat
ter from the body and bring new
strength to the same. It will relieve
constipation, weakness, nervousness,
poverty of blooi and will increase
our appetite. At drug stores. Price
?1.00. Jos. Triner, Manufacturer,
1D.,3-1330 S. Asnland Ave., Chicago,
Wcnk mu.-elcs should be rubbeJ
with Triner's Liniment, as also pain
ful joints and muscles. Price 50c; by
Customs of Nations.
We announce, with pleasure, that
3Ir. Joseph Triner, of Chicago, has
again this year issued a beautiful
Wall Calendar for 1915. It shows the
customs of many nations and it is
on'y to be regretted that on account
of the limited ,ace not all nations
could find place there, but we hope
that in one of the future calendars
this will be remedied. A copy of this
calendar will be mailed upon receipt
of 10c in money or postage. Address
yout letters: Jos. Triner, 1333-1339
S. Ashland ve., Chicago, 111. The
alendars will be mailed after Decem
ber 1, 1011. ll-30-w3t
Gore, Ga. P. A. Morgan had oc-
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as;on recently to use a over meui
ine and says of Foley's Cathartic
r.biets: They thoroughly cleansed
mv system ar.d I felt like a new man
light and free. They are the best
medicine I have ever taken for con-
tiration. They keep the stomach
sweet, liver active, bowels regular."
For sale by all druggists.
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For Infants and Children.
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Thi ecirraon commnv. torr city
Why They Recommend Foley's Honey
P. A. Efird, Conejo, Calif. be
cause "it produces the best results, al
ways cures severe colds, sore chest
adn lungs and does not contain
opiates or harmful drugs." Dr. John
W. Taylor, Luthersville, Ga. be
cause "I believe it to be an honest
medicine and it satisfies my patrons."
W. L. Cook, Xeihart, Mont. because
"it gives the best results for coughs
and colds of anything I sell." Every
use is a friend. For sale by all
Box Social and Program.
There will be a box social and pro
grim on Wednesday evening. Decem
ber 24th, at the Euck school house,
south of Hurray. Ladies please bring
boxes. Everybody invited.
Agnes Ptak, Teacher.
A carload of live poultry, to be de
livered at the depot- at Plattsmouth,
Neb., Monday and Tuesday, Decem
ber 2Sth and 29th. for which we will
pay in cash as follows:
Hens, per lb lie
Sprii-gs, per lb 11c
Ducks, per lb lio
Geese, per lb 11c
Old Cocks, per lb 7c
We will be on hand, rain cr jhinc,
to receive all maiketable pov'.try of
fered for sale.
W. E. KEENEV.
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R. W. CLEMENT, agent
L. W. WAKEIEY, CEKERIL PASSENGER ASFNT.
' 100! Firi!3 Street. Onafct. Rib.
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