The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, October 04, 1915, Page PAGE 4, Image 4

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Cbe plattsmouth journal
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R. A. BATES, Publisher
SI USlllll'TKO I'KU K:
Ee sure that you give men
the best of your wares though
they be poor enough; and the -prods
will help you lay by a bet- I
V ter store for the future. I-
Henry D. Thoreau. v
iome men are born diplomatic.
Others laugh at the bosses' jokes.
On this great big ocean of life too
many .-ailors sail under fale colors.
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One man is just as good as the next I
in a barber shop on Saturday night.
The school of experience is one in
tilutien that never turns out any
The will of the majority makes a
heap less noise than the complaints ef
the minority. :
How to head orT the establishment
of any more national holidays stop
interest on that day.
Surgeons skilled in appendicitis
surgery might be called on to see what
they can do for the hyphen
Poverty is an awful crime which
has sentenced nearly all the human
family to hard labor for life.
Evei ythir.g looks dangerous when
yir.i meet a cross-eyed man driving an
a uv 'mobile on a narrow road or street.
There is some talk of another skat
b'jr rink in town, which no doubt will
mate! iaiize by the time cold weather
Abe Martin says that too many peo
ple are criticized for attending to their
own business, and Abe is about right
about it.
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The high cost of living gets its
hardest blows from the feilow who
sits on the sidewalk and don't like to
The state fair management figures
a surplus of 5,000 from the late show.
That is better than coming out in debt
and calling on the legislature for an
appropriation to pay the deficit, which
has been the custom.
One would naturally suppose that
Nebraska City would be the last place
on earth that those who want German
taught in the city schools, would have
to proceed to legal measures to get it.
Hut it seems that that is what they
are doing. There are more German ;
in Nebraska City, according t-
population than there arc in Piatts-mouth-
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When we note in our exchanges th :
great success of the county fairs ii
Nebraska this year, the question in
our mind appears: Why can't Cas ;
county support an organization of thii
the finest agricultural and stock-raic-
ing counties in the state, and a cour.
ty fair would do a great deal to en
courage the breeding of fine stock.
When the frost is on the counts-,
and cobwebs are on the shelf, an J
there's scarcely anybody in the store
besides yourself; and your stock is
getting shop-worn, and the groceries
are stale, and bills enough are coming
to make a backer pale; oh, then's the
time a feller's kind of blue,' and is pu::
jded with the proper thing to do but
in such a situation one stirs remedy
i,o if vou want to ta the
customers you've got to advertise.
A OVA mi:
You are weary, you say? What has
wearied you? The fight for gain?
Tause a moment. Why should you so
strive for wealth that you lose the
ability to enjoy? Why feed your mind
on cne topic only? Why let your soul
shrivel till you know not what hap
piness means? Every man wishes a
competence, provision for himself and
family against accident, sickness and
age. More than that is likely to be
dearly bought. Are you weary with
hard tcil? Be glad that you have
work and are able to do it. Work is
one of the blessings of life. You are
working for a purpose. Keep that in
view. Do your work worthily and it
will bring a certain satisfaction to
you. But do not degrade your work
into drudgery. Are you weary of the
hollowness of artificial life. The pos
ing for effect? The mockery of a
conventional society, where glitter and
show count for rr.ore than character?
Why strive for place among those who
have souls no higher than to seek
these things? This strife to keep up
appearances makes you distrustful of
sincerity in man. Be sincere yourself
and you will have reason to believe in
the sincerity of others. Seek your
pleasures in real things. The more
you seek the true and kind, the more
you will find, an 1 the more joy will
enter your heart joy that glitter can
not give.
The Allies' loan commissioners say
in effect: "(Jive us a hiili.ui dollars
with only our bonds as collateral or
you will lose our business except for
munitions." Th::t is simply a hugh
British bluff England cannot get
goods in other countries except for
cash. News of t?.e foreign exchange
situation is avai'able wherever the
mails go or cables or land lines run.
If the United States is to escape the
conrequences of Europe's mad financ
ing, this country must have cash for
most of the goods sold abroad. A lit
tle temporary credit might be offered,
as has been done in the past. But if
the United States is committed for a
billion dollars at this time, it will be
asked for another billion later and
then for another. The big bankers
who have put the: r money up on the
Allies are in a ho'e. Let them settle
on a fair basis, take their compara
tively small losses to date and quit,
and if the bankers behind Germany
are embarrassed by the present situa
tion let them do likewise. The sooner
the war powers are separated from
their real money, the sooner they will
sober up and quit fighting.
The candidates who "play their
cards straight'' ii the campaign next
year are the ones that will get to the
front. No carrying "water . both
shoulders" this tine. No promises to
do this and t- do that, and then go
ing back on those promises. It is just
as well to be honest in elections as
well as other matters.
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The agents ef Carranza in this
country are trying their utmost to
convince our authorities that their
cause is just. Taey forget, no doubt,
that one of his trusted generals, with
a squad of outlaws, was killed on this
side of the Rio Grande while raiding a
ranch. Orasco was never called an out
law before.
In some counties in Nebraska they
are figuring on putting telephones in
all the school houses in the rural dis
tricts.' Net a bad idea at all when the
school houses are situated a mile or
so from a farm house that has a
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The world's series are to come yet,
and that will occupy the attention of
the fans for a few days.
As the veterans of 18H1-65 assemble
in Washington for the annual Grand
Army encampment, and a parade in
honor of the final grand review at the
capital fifty years ago, the commonest
question of an old soldier when regis
tered is, "Who are here from my com
pany and regiment, and where can I
find them?" Arrangements are made
for furnishing the fullest attainable
information in answer to these in
quiries, and all others tending to bring
together the comrades of half a cen
tury ago. How many are left of the
two and a half million men who en
listed in defense of the Union? The
number of civil war soldiers on the
pension roll at the end of last month
was 2i)l,5S2. During the month,
which is one of light mortality, 2,473
passed to their reward. The death
rate among them has increase until it
is over 35,000 a year, a loss that will
leave few survivors ten years hence.
Men whose average age was 21 com
posed the Union armies, and a decade
from now those who are left will aver
ages considerably more than 80 years
of age. As human existence goes the
end is near, and the encampment and
parade at hand will be the last of a
large nature. Many of those who nerve
themselves to be present are feeble.
Only the old native grit enables them
to fall in once more.
Old soldiers, like old schoolmates,
can see the boy when they look into
each other's faces. The flash of the
eye and fraternal warmth can be ex
tinguished only by the last muster out.
It is doubtful if five men to a com
pany of 10 will be in the parade, or
that the average of survivors to a
company is ten. ine marcn win be
none the less imposing and memorable
When the centenarians of the civil
war come together there may be, per
haps, judging by past records, as
many as ten or twelve, but the oc
casion will be as worthy of a national
painting as was the original grand re
view, or that of this month. Where
are the other toys? On fame's eternal
camping ground, with an inalienable
claim to the gratitude of the American
people forever.
The allies will get half a billion
no more or iess.
Buyers of stocks of war specialties
may sometimes feel like stoning the
fal-ie prophets of false profits.
Under South Carolina's new prohibi
tory law any person can buy a gallon
of liquor a month. Doesn't seem to
be as far-reaching as the old-fashioned
temperance pledge.
Congressman Frank IJc-avis was
elected nearly a year ago, and has
had nothing to do yet, except address
picnics over the country and eat
chicken and pie and draw his salary.
Oh, but those congressmen do have a
soft snap, and no mistake.
If anyone should ask yon, just tell
them Plattsmouth has made the best
and most substantial growth in the
last five years than any city of its
size within a radius of one hundred
miles on either side of the Missouri
The metropolitan newspapers jolly
the papers of smaller towns because
they sometimes print a man's name
without any initials- The metropolitan
reporters never do such slip-shod
work. If they don't know a man's in
itials, they can always make some up
for him.
Could the householder but live in
the ancient way, filling his cellar with
potatoes, apples, turnips and onions in
the fall, and maintaining a smoke
house and soap-boiling kettle in the
back yard, he might not talk so much
about the middleman or the high cost
of living.
When the Mexican brigands cross
the line and loot, burn and kill there
should be no hesitancy on the part of
the United States in protecting its
own people. With no government in
Mexico it is not necessary to a dec
laration of war for troops to cross
the border in pursuit of ruffians.
Get in on your Christmas advertis
ing now.
Apple-pickers are in great demand,
and work plenty-
Our weather forecast: Look out for
frost and cold weather later.
October is generally the prettiest
month of the year, and we hope it will
keep up its reputation this year.
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The corn-cribsin Nebraska will soon
be filled to the brim, and they are not
the only ones that will be in the same
Many wives may not be "fit to
vote," but more men are not fit to rule
ethers without their consent. So much
for libeity.
A great many fellows are willing to
work harder for sport than they
would for a living. Isn't that strange,
and yet it is the solid truth.
Statement is made that Niagara
Falls will be dry 1,000 years from
now. But it is probable the horse
power grabbers will complete their
work long before that.
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When he opposed the resolution in
the Farmers' convention endorsing
President Wilson's war pollicy,
Charley Wooster, the old blatherskites,
should have been taken by the coat
collar and hustled out of the" hall.
"Sage" Wooster has evidently lost
tra the times. Instead of blunt
ly teliing a gathering of prosperous
farmers that Wilson is wrong, he
should have resorted to diplomatic
correspondence, or, belter still, to
wireless telephony from a long dis
tance away. World-Herald.
Some people here in Plattsmouth,
who have not attained as much wealth
as they have, make fun of those who
are poor because they plunge into debt
in order to bridge things. Such men
are the ones who build up the com
munity. They often make bad invest
ments and lose money, but they do
more towaid building up the com
munity than those who hold on to
their money and do not do anything
for the improcmer.tment of the city.
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Roal firendship is one of the jewels
of this earth, says the Kearney
Times. A man should guard and work
for hio friends with every ounce in
him. Ask yourself this question:
"Who are my real friends and who
are my enemies?" Your enemies do
not always show themselves and you
must find them. Your friends always
show in some deep way their friend
ship. Which then would you pick if
you would not be cowardly and take
the path of least resistance? Your
friends, no doubt. But the hard part
of doing that, you say unconsciously,
is that your enemies outnumber your
true friends in fact you have per
haps only one or two real friends.
This condition comes up commercially,
socially, and most of all politically.
When a man gets in office he is liable
to become drunk with the fact that he
holds office and then more than ever
is ho called upon not to lose sight of
those friends who had been to him
moret han all else. Real friends do
not seek unreasonable ends. If they
are real friends they seek to help
not embarrass. Their hopes and love
and energy are yours, for they arc
real friends. But what do many of
these politicians do? They' are so
alive with their own success they for
get their limitations. They forget the
little coterie of men who fought and
stood by them, for their intoxication
makes them believe that they can
bring their enemies to the shrine.
Then what happens? The enemies
play their hand as they want it and
the friends are lost. Look back over
the ; political careers of three men
familiar to us all. President Taft
and cx-Governor3 Shallenberger and
Sheldon. The old and homely expres
sion "carrying water on both should
ers" furnishes the -answer. They lost
their friends and their enemies
Somehow those most bent on dis
crediting the parcel post undertake to
do it with arguments that are better
calculated to increase than diminish
its popularity. In its most recent
issue, the Railway Age-Gazette, in
seeking to discredit generally govern
ment ownership and operation of util
ities, gives some startling figures
that will interest those who have been
regarded as the best champions, be-f
cause the chief beneficiaries, of the
parcel post.
These statistics are taken from a
report of a congressional investiga
tion committee, of which former Sen
ator Bristow of Kansas was chairman.
While the claim advanced by friends
of the pracel post was that it was to
serve and benefit all classes, the re
port of the Bristow committee dis
closes that the service it has rendered
to, and the benefits it has conferred
upon, the large mail order houses have
been vastly greater than for all the
rest of the public together. A para
graph reads:
"The committee received reports re
garding the parcel post business han
tiled during six consecutive weeks by
37 ,715 postoffices out of a total of ofi,
L74. The postoffices which did not re
port are nearly all small, and there
fore the data collected cover practical
ly all the business done. 'It is a signi
ficant fact,' says the committee, that
only ('.7 postoflice reported outgoing
pracel post business in excess of their
incoming business. In other words,
! S 15 per cent received more parcel
matter than they sent out, and only
1.S5 per cent dispatched a greater
number of parcels than they received
from other offices.' 'Even more il
luminating.' in the committee's lan
guage, is the fact that 4t'.,51 ifi'jO, or
50 per cent of the 77,530,521 parcels
dispatched, were sent from New York
City (not including Brooklyn) and
These figures do r.ot discredit the
parcel po.-, or government manage
ment. They are more likely to prove
satisfying to patrons of the mail or
der houses. Some other facts, some
which tarry something like alarm to
parcel post and mail order patrons,
must be found before government op
eration of that branch of the carrying
trade is going to be frowned upon.
Some day these facts may be ac
cessible through the decadence of the
rural towns, and the consequent de
crease in land values, and higher rates
of rural taxation, which many believe
are bound to result from the mail or
dor business. Lincoln Star.
Candidates should remember that
the primaries come early next year.
Germany makes a good deal of fun
of some American capitalists, who are
so ready to loan their money by the
biilions to the allies. Some writer to
a Geiman periodical says they arc
belting on the wrong horse implying,
of course, that the man who loans
money to the allies figures the Ger
mans will be losers in the final out
come of the war. Inasmuch as Ger
many believes she will win, her finan
ciers think it will be hard for Ameri
can capitalists to collect after the
final reckoning following the close of
the war.
A California editor surmises that
the name of the Order of St. Scva
conferred ,on John D. Rockefeller
comes from a Serb word, meaning
Kansas, we note, is in favor of good
roads. Also, no doubt, Arizona ap
proves of ample rainfall, but getting
the same is something else again.
The armies are so large that the
good old word "decmated" no longer
appears in the dispatches.
Never in the history of Cass coun
ty were there so many apples, and the
crop is excellent.
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American physicians are wanted for
the English army. Let Doc
Sccrboncs go.
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Gat your coal bin filled- Prophets
say we are to have a long and hard
Chaldron Cry
TIio Kind You Have Always
m 110 lor over iu years,
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AI1 Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-us-good " are but
i:periinc-nLs that trifle with and endanger the health of
, Iniants and Children Experience against JJxperinienU
Cnsioria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
iroric, lrops and Soothing- Syrups. It is pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, JMorphino nor other Narcotic
iiiltanee. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys 'Vornu
and allays Fcvcrishncss. For more than thirty years ifc
luis been in constant use for the relief of Constipation,
Flatulency, "Yind Colic, all Teething' Trouble's and
i)iarrJ!a. It regulates tho Stomach and liowels,
assimilates the Food, giving healthy and natural sleep.
Tho Children's Panacea Tho Mother's Friend.
Bears the
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Local PJcws
From Friday's Daily.
Geovgre P Meisinjrer of near Cedar
Creek was here yesterday visiting
with relatives and lookinfr after some
business matters.
Mrs. J. E. Wiles was among those
proincj to Omaha this mornin'pr, where
she will spend a few hours looking af
ter business matters.
Adam FornotT of Cedar Creek was
in the city today for a few hours look-
Injr after some matters of business
and visiting with friends.
Lafe Scott of Pacific Junction was
over yesterday for a few hours look
ing after some work at the farm near
this city, returning home on Xo. 2.
George W- Snyder came in this
morning from his farm home and was
a passenger for Omaha, where he will
look after some matters of business.
Max Fitchmeyer took a few hours'
off today from his work on the farm
and visited in Council Bluffs, where he
was called on some matters of busi
ness. Sheriff C. D. Quinton was among
these going to Omaha this morning,
where he will spent the day looking
after some matters of business for the
County Commissioner Henry Snoke
of Eagle came in last evening from
his home and visited over night while
out on an inspection tour of the coun
ty bridges.
Rev. D. A. Young and wife of Ches
ter, Neb., came in last evening for a
visit here with old friends, where he
was for a number of years in charge
of the Christian church.
Miss Eda Marquardt returned home
last evening front-, a trip out irr the
county, where she has been for a few
days looking after the school work in
the vicinity of Greenwood.
Miss Thelma Hunt of Coleridge,
Neb., who has been here visiting at
the Gilbert home, departed this morn
intr for Omaha to visit for a short
time before returning to her home.
Miss Anna Hassler departed this
morning for Weeping Water, where
she goes as the delegate of the Royal
Neighbors of America of this city to
the convention of the camps of Cass
county held in that city today.
Bert Coleman and bride, formerly
Miss Florence Cory, returned home to
this city this afternoon after a honey
moon of some two weeks in the west
ern part of the state, where they were
visiting with relatives of Mr. Cole
man. Fred Olenhausen, sr., and daugh
ter, Mrs. Mary Evers, and Mr. and
Mrs. James McCullough of near Mur
ray were passengers this morning for
Omaha, where they go to accompany
Mrs. McCullough, who will enter one
of the Omaha hospitals.
From Saturday's Dally. . , ,
Mrs. Will" Truelson and little babe
came in last evening for a visit here
over Sunday at the C. M. Tarker
Kaffenberger of near Cedar
Creek was here today looking after
the week-end shopping with the mer
for Fletcher's
wa' r ? p i.EiBr.f m.
Bought, and which has been
lias borne the signature of
i ami nas ocen made under his per
sonal supervision sinroifsii
no one to deceive vou In f ??s
Signature of
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Miss Florence Richardson came in
this afternoon from Omaha and will
visit over Sunday with home folks at
W. H. Venner, wife and daughter
were in the city today from their farm
home near Mynard, looking after some
matters of business.
Mrs. W. T. Adams and daughters
were among those going to Omaha
this morning, where they will visit for
the day with friends.
Ben Beckman was among the visit
ors in the city today for a few hours.
locking after some matters of business
with the merchants.
Misses Mary and Lydia Weckbach
came in last evening from Lincoln to
spend a short time here with their
relatives and friends in their old borne.
W. R. Bryan, wife and daughter,
Miss Lucille, were passengers this
morning for Omaha, where they will
attend the Sunday meetings for the
J. M. Palmer and wife of Nehawka
were in the citjrlast evening for a
few hours en route to their home from
Omaha, where they have been for a
few days.
James, Doig, wife and little babe
came in this afternoon from their
home at Fairbury, Neb., to visit over
Sunday at the home of Mrs. Doig's
mother, Mrs. Margaret Mumm.
Sam Baldwin was in the city today
for a short time from his home near
Rock Bluffs. Mr. Baldwin has just
returned home from a visit at Grant
City and in Worth county, Missouri.
John Rotter and wife, who have
been visiting at Radium Hot Springs,
Wyoming, for the past two months,
came in last evening and report hav
ing had a most delightful trip and are
looking fine.
J. S. Thimgan and wife of Sac iCty,
Iowa, accompanied by their son, Leo,
were in the city yesterday for a few
hours visiting Mrs. Thimgan's broth
er, John Cory and family. They are
en route home from a trip to northern
for hogs, destroys worms and puts the
herd in fine condition to grow and take
on flesh. Pays big to feed, besides af
fording safe protection against dis
ease. For sale by Gering & Co.
When Baby Has the Croup.
When a mother i3 awakened from
sound sleep to find her child who has
gone to bed apparently in the best of
health, struggling for breath, she is
naturally alarmed. Yet if she can keep
her presence of mind and give Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy every ten
minutes until comitng is produced,
quick relief will follow and the child
will drop to sleep to awaken in the
morning as well as ever. This remedy
has been in use for many years with
uniform success. Obtainable every
where. ; i
FOR SALE 80 acres, very choice,
half mile east and one mile north of
Murray, $175 per acre,
Riley Block, Plattsmouth.