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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1915.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Calling Upn the People of Nebraska
to Observe Thursday, November
23, as Day to Return Thanks.
From Tuesday's Daily.
In a government of free and inde
pendent people, prosperous by reason
of their devotion to their daily toil,
Messed beyond measure by the out
pouring of the gifts of God, it is most
appropriate that a day of general
thanksgiving be observed. In setting
apart a day for this purpise, I deem
it expedient to mention some very im
portant facts for which the people of
this state have reason to be grateful.
This is an annual custom, and I feel
that no day of the year should be more
conscientiously and sincerely observed.
Everyone should give thanks to the
Great Creator of all things for the
Messing of health, prosperity an.l
peace with all nations of the earth.
We have reached a period in the his
tory of our nation with the education
and intelligence of our people, that we
are fully qualified to pass in an im
f assionate way upon all questions per
taining to the good of our country.
The people are no longer carried away
by sensational leaders, but think
calmly and sanely before they act.
While Europe is being depopulated of
! er yourg men in the most destructive
war in the history of the world, our
people have shown a conservative at
titude in helping the men who serve
them in a public way out of foreign
complications and to adjust our dif
ferences without resort to force.
The people of Nebraska have many
tea sons to congratulate themselves on
the bountiful crop of 1P1T. The in
clustria! conditions of the state are
splendid, and the state ha no financial
obligations unpaid; we have nearly ten
millions of good securities in our state
treasury, drawing 5 per cent interest,
' rir.sring an annual income of some
.v'.no.OOO into our public schools and
educating our children and qualifying
then: for citizenship: guaranteeing to
the state the administration of our
public affairs in an intelligent way a
it will be governed by an intel
As chairman of the banking board.
I can report a splendid condition of
nearly eight hundred state banks, with
a dt posit of more than a hundred mil-
1'ou dollars; and but a very few fail
t:rc-s, and these of a small amount
vithin the past fifteen years, a record
v hk-h is not equaled by any state in
the- union. The condition of the barks
a barojneter to the real industrial
conditions of the country.
Also as chairman of the board of
c-ducational lands and funds, I can re
port an increased value of the many
acres of school lands, and many new
substantial school buildings in most
all the counties of the state.
Wi'.h the state institutions in splen
did financial condition and in control
of superintendents who are ever
mindful of the great responsibility to
the unfortunate people under their
charge, the united efforts of all to
laise the moral standard and to bette
conditions. I feel that of all the years,
none have been more prosperous or
more deserving of united thanks of
all the people than 1915.
Therefore,. I ask the people of our
great and beloved state to stop on the
day designated, and realizing their
good fortune in being citizens of such
a noble country and such a splendid
state, to remove hate and jealousy
from their hearts am! give thanks to
the Creator for these blessings.
In accordance with the proclamation
of the president of the United States,
a custom long established and by the
power vested in me, I set apart the
25th day of November as Thanksgiv
ing day. John II. Morehead,
Governor of Nebraska.
CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING
ANNIVERSARY IN BOISE, IDAHO
From Tuesday's Datl.
The iloise (Idaho) Statesman of
Sunday, October 31st, gives the de
tails of an event that was filled with
interest to the residents of Platts
mouth and Cass county, and especially
those who were living here in year.
gone by, as it gives the details of the
golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. S. P.
llolloway, who are now making their
home in Boise and are meeting with
great success in their new home. The
llolloway family were for years
among the most prominent in the city.
The article in the Statesman was ac
companied by a large and handsome
ut of the two estimable people. Mr.
end Mrs. llolloway were married at
Ottumwa, Iowa, October 26, 1863.
CAN'T SHOOT DUCKS ON
THE MISSOURI RIVER
xrom Tuesday's Dallr.
The season when the festive hunter
grabs his trusty shotgun and hastens
out to answe the call of the wild an.1
make a target of the birds of the duck
specie is now upon us, and large num
bers of the hunters are going out each
day with varying success. The more
experienced hunters have been able to
secure a good many very fine ducks,
but the greater number of the hunters
have only the experience to boast of-
The Platte has been well fillet! with
the game birds this year and here
the greater part of the hunting is
done, although occasionally a more
fearless hunter will venture out on the
Missouri river in violation of the fed
eral law and attempt to snag a few of
the feathered beauties, but these are
WILL BE SOMETHING
DOING AS SOON AS
From Wednesday's Dally.
There will be something doing in
the proposition of attempting to lo
cate an oil well in this county as soon
as possible, if Mr. C. H. Duker, who
has been here looking over the land,
tan secure the well machinery which
has been in use at Tarkio. Missouri,
for the past two months. The ma
chinery will be moved as soon as th-?
state geologist of Missouri can vis;t
Tarkio and inspect the well. To locate
the well in this county Assistant State
Geologist Schramm of Lincoln will be
on hand and visit the different farms
with a view of determining the o-.c
where the soil formation and general
condition seem most favorable for the
location of the well. Mr. Baker, the
promoter, expects to make all efforts
to see that the possibilities as to there
being a paying oil well in this county
is thoroughly investigated and every
effort made to give it a thorough
working out. The proposition ha
awakened a great deal of interest and
the citizens will watch the result with
the greatest interest.
OMAHA YOUNG PEOPLE
MARRIED HERE TODAY
From Wedrfpilays nsllv.
This morning two young people ar
rived from Omaha, being brought
here by automobile, and at one?
sought the court house, where they
secured a marriage license entitling
them to be united in the bonds of wed
lock. They gave their names as Aug
ust Roget, aged 21, and Miss Gertrude
Barry, aged 18. Following the is
suance of the license the young peo
ple inquired as to the whereabouts of
a justice of the peace and sought tho
office of Judge M. Archer, where th-i
krot was tied, and the voting people
returned to Omaha, where they wi'l
make their home. They exp'Vt to be
married later in that city at a churc'i
wedding in accordance with the wishes
of the bride.
JESSE LONG SUFFERS A
RELAPSE AT HOSPITAL
From Wednesdays TJaPv.
A message was received today by
Mr. and Mrs. Watson Long announc
ing that their son. Jesse, who is at
tit. Joseph's hospital in Omaha, wa ;
developing what seemed to be a case
of pneumonia, and Mr, Lonfr departed,
this afternoon to be at the bedside of
his son. The young man had been
operated on for an affection of the
spine and seemed to be doing nicely,
as he was able to be around on
crutches, and it had been expected to
bring him heme next Saturday, but
from the message from the hospital
it is feared that pneumonia is setting
in on him, which, in his weakened con
dition, may prove quite serious.
"A FOOL THERE WAS" AT
THE GEM LAST EVENING
From Wednesday Dally.
The management of the Gem thea
ter certainly had their share of grief
yesterday afternoon and last evening
in the presentation of the photo pic
ture play, "A Fool There Was," as at
the matinee the picture machine
broke and made it necessary to trans
fer the matinee performance to the
Grand, and the film not being inspect
ed before leaving Omaha was in bad
shape and caused a number of break?
in the presentation, but the pictures
were a3 fine as any that have been
shown in this city.
HON. E. M. POL
Mr. Pollard Defines His Position on
Many Matters of Interest
to the People.
From 'Wednesday's Dallv.
Nehawka, Neb., Nov. 10, iM".
Mr. S. C. Bassett. Gibbon, Neb.
My Dear Mr. Bassett: In keepin
with my promise to you in my recent
letter. I will discuss briefly the pre?
er.t situation of the farmers in Ne
braska and my plan for improving
As you know, I graduated from the
State University some twenty years
ago and have since lived on and oc
cupied a farm here at Nehawka. Pur
ing these years I have been a student
of agricultural conditions. I have
been in close touch with the state ex
periment station at Lincoln. During
my service in congress. I served on the
rgricultural committee of the house
which appropriated all monies used bv
the U. S. department of agriculture. I
am familiar with not only what our
state experiment station, but the U. S.
department of agriculture is doing for
the advancement of agriculture, ten
sequently 1 fully appreciate the im
portance of agriculture and the po?
sibilities of its development.
It is an established fact that agri
culture in Kuropo, where land has
been under cultivation for centuries, is
much more productive than in the U
S. In central Kuropc one acre of land
produces so much or more than two
acres in Nebraska. This is true, not
withstanding we have very little land
that has been under cultivation for
more than fiTty years. Much of ou.
land is scarcely removed from its vir
gin state, yet it produces on an aver
age hardly half as much as in centra!
Europe. Their soil naturally no
more fertile than ours. Its increascl
trod ucti veness is due to intense
cultivation and the annliealion of
scientific methods. Taking into ac
count the value of our farms when
based upon the price they bring whe!
offered for sale, our land does not net
the farmer a fair return on his invest
iiCnt. The farmer should come to
realise these fr.?ts. lie encounters
various obstacles that to him seem in
surmountable. To illustrate: The
promise of a phenominal yield of
tvlncit ftrvr At--t rnvP'l l- :1 visitil-
tion of the black rust or the He-ssien
fly. The pro-pect of a bumper e;o
of com is often blighted by the lac';
of rainfall in July. Accordi: to th
report of the state board of agri
lulture. last year the farmers of Ne
braska lost from disease 41.000 horse::,
l.'.Ot) mules, lo.ooo mi!?-h cows. 1J,
000 other cattle. 12.000 h?cp and 700,-
00O hoes. Losses in live stock alone
last year reached the pher-.omir.al sum
of eleven and one-half million do,Tars
The three instances cited i er resent
the most striking losses that recur
to the farmer almost every year.
What shad we do about it ? How can
these great losses be stopped? Can
nothing be done to prevent this gi eat
waste? It is quite appa crt that the
farmer individually has a problem
here that he is unable to solve.
In the business world, corporations
maintain, us a permanent part of their
plant, a laboratory equipped with th.
most modern appliances and under
the direction of a corps of the best ex
perts and scientists that money can
secure. These experts and scientist?
are engaged in testing new devices,
working out improved method:? to pre
vent waste and to improve the general
efficiency of the plant. The purpose
is to make every dollar of expenditure
produce the greatest possible returns.
Collectively, the farmers of Ne
braska have an investment in their
farm of almost a billion and a ha!;
of -ollars. There is no corporation in
the United Slates with anywhere near
this amount of capital invested. Not
withstanding this billion and a half
investment inagrieulture, the farmers
individually arc without a laboratory
anil ure unable to employ scientists or
experts to seek ways and means to
prevent this great annual lss.1. .-. The
difficulty arises from the fact: that the
gross income from the average -farm
in Nebraska is insufficient to employ
the services of even one scientist or
expert to work out these problems.
The farmer has neither the time, th,?'
facilities, nor the scientific training to
enable him to solve these problems
We have at Lincoln at the state ex
periment station, an extensive la
boratory, already in existence, under
the direction of trained experts and
skilled scientists who are engaged in
a limited way in a study of the prob
lems of the farmer. The state ex
periment station should be given
ample funds to secure more trained
eicentists and experts to prosecute this
work. I believe that a way can be
found to overcome the ravages of the
Hessian fly and the black rust in our
wheat; that cultural methods can be
ivorkedput that will re&uce.j&e.shrink
ing.of the corn crop through lack of
moisture and that a la'rgepVrcentage
of the losses due to disease in our live
stock can be prevented. Individually,
the farmer is unable to do this. Col
lectively, working through the state
experiment station, I believe a remedy
can be found. The laboratory at the
slate experiment station is the farm
er's laboratory. It should bear th
same relation to the farmer as the
corporation's laboratory bears to the
corporation. The farmer oucht to re
alize that, a well equipped laboratory
is as important to him as to the cor
porrtion. He ought to understand that
this laboratory is maintained through
taxation for the soel purpose of study
ing farm problems. Do should demand
that these laboratory experts and
scientists enter upon an enthusiastic
r.tudy of questions that cause him
such a great loss.
Nebraska as a state is in the fore
front of all the piogressive states in
'he urion. The progressive laws o:-.r
neighboring states ure seeking to en
act are already written into law i.'i
Nebraska, and for the most part by
the republican party. The state gov
crrmeirt should now direct its atten
tion towards building up our one great
industry agriculture. We shoul 1
enter upon a constructive program in
dustrially. Kural credit ! 'ti.slat ion should be en
acted. A law should be passe
authorizing the formation of farmers'
co-operative associations whereby tlu
farm rs can pledge thtir land, their
grain, or their live stock ns security
for borrowing money, Large industrial
concerns under ie-s secuiity are able
to borrow large sums of money run
ning into the hundreds of thousand,
ot dollars for 4 to 5 per cent interest,
while the laimer pays from 7 to !
per cent interest for his money. This
i.; due to the fact that the amount ht
borrows i; from .r.no.no to ?5,000.o.
while the industrial concern borrows
anywhere fiom .30,000.o0 to $300.
OPO.OO Through co-operation th
farmer might to be rlie to make loan?
of large amounts. When they do th;--,
thev can secure rr.onev at the smv.e
i ate as industrial concerns.
The merchant, the banker and'thi?
professional man are all depende::!
upon agriculture. They prosper only
as the farmer prospers. Agriculture
is the foundation of all our industrial
life. IJusine.-s men in the cities are in
'.crested equally with the farmer i l
the dcveiopnur.t of agtku!'U:? to the
highest degree of efficiency possible.
Notwithstanding the fact that th.
people pay in tarts ?4 .00 per mik
for the maintenance of th.- public high
ways, the reads of Nebraska are a dis
grace to her citizens. Under proper
treatment o"r roads are easily con
verted into model highway?. The con
tinuous use of the split loy el rag at
the proper time will give Nebraska th.
bct and the cheapest roads of any
state in the Union. A law should be
enacted creating highway engineers t -supervise
the construction and th
maintenance of the highways. A
severe penalty should be provide 1
:;gaiust t;on-f ulfillment of duty.
F.xcepting rural credit and good
roads legislation referred to, my pro
gram calls for no new legislation. We
::1 ready have the state experiment sta
tion and the farmers' laboratory is a
part of it. We only need to appropriate
sufficient funds to equip this labora
tory with proyer facilities and man
it with experts and scientists of the
highest order. We should then de
mand that they enter upon a carefr.l
study of these problems. When :
solution is reached, it should be given
o th farmer by the state.
A great deal is being written upon
ihe question of keeping our boye an I
girls on the fam. This can best hi
accomplished by adding to the equip-;
incut and to thr? corps of experts at
the state experiment station, in order
that these farm losses may not only
be prevented, but that, the productive
ness of Nrbraska farms may be in
creased. It is important that these
pi-oblems rhould be solved, but it is
more important that the solution when
lhorough.lv established should be car
ried to the farmer in order that he
may profit by it. When we increase
the income of the farmer, we auto
matically increase the income of every'j
family in the state. .When the farm
ers' income is increased, he begins to
add more of the comfort of life to his
home. The rose garden and the well
kept lawns will naturally follow. Fur-
ace heat and electric lights will be
found in his home. When to these
things are added the convenience and
the comforts of the automobile, th
question of keeping the boys and girls
on the farm will be solved.' ' " ;
The slate should display a greater
interest in our public schools. Modern
rules and regulations governing sani
tation in our public schools should b
worked out and enforced. We should
see that the boys and girls of today
who pre to become the men and wom
en of tomorrow .receive their educa-j
tion in a proper environment. Thj
m-yuiuimj. n in i ss
state superintendent of public instruc
tion should be required by law to sub
mit to the various school boards of
the state plans for beautifying th-?
school grounds and furnishing the
-.cheol rooms with ample ventilation
und light. We should not only be con
cerned in the mental development of
our boys and gitls, but we should also
provide for their health and cultivate
the esthetic taste through beautifying
the school premises. All these things
tend to cultivate a taste for the high
er and nobler things in life.
Should it be my good fortune to he
nominated and elected Governor of
Nebraska, it shall be my purpose to
lead in a movement looking towards
the betterment of farm life in Ne
braska anel the inauguration of a con
structive policy for the industrial de
velopment of the state. Very truly
vours. ERNEST M. POLLARD.
"FRECKLES" RENDERED BY
A GOOD COMPANY
Wnm viefiav' txti
The performance of "Freckles" las.
evening at the Parmele theater was
very pleasing to the small audience
and the company presenting the at
traction was excellent in their re
spective roles and won the audience
by the pleasing manner in which they
presented this charming woodland
pastor comedy drama. The company
carried excellent settings for the show
and gave a number of very tuneful
meloelies throughout the performance
that added greatly to the charm of
the play. One of the leading figures
in the drama was that of Grace Mac
Gregor, who took the part of "Mrs
Duncan, and tarle Koome as
"Freckles." while Peggy Appell as the
"Angel" was verv winsome ane
charming in her part in the perform
mice. Taken as a whole the play was
first-class and much better than othe
companies that have appeareel here in
the same attraction.
RATES ON THE M. P.
from Tus1hv Dai I v.
New intrastate passenger tariffs
on the Missouri Pacific railroad in
Nebraska, effective Wednesday, have
been received at the Omaha offices
Installation of the new rates on intra
state business will hi no wise affect
Ihe present interstate or "through
traffic, not- wtfl it apply to Platts
mouth, Nebraska City and Falls City
to Omaha, travel. These three cities
are competitive points, so far as tho
Missouri Paesific is concerned, and no
change will be made in the prevailing
rate. Railroad officials declare that in
lo case will the increase exceed 1 cent
ulc, or tho total 3 cents per
Meetings Continue This Week.
Prom Tuesday's Dally.
The meetings at the Methodist
church will be continued all this. week
with meetings on Tuesday, Wednes
day, Thursday and Friday evenings.
Saturday there will be ho service and
a monster meeting will be arranged
for Sunday night. The week will bring
the pastor into touch With a great
many mere who have not as yet made
thsir decision on their position in re
gard to the religious life.
F OR SALE Duroc-Jersey boars. In
quire of A. W. Smith, one mile west
of Plattsmouth. 11-18-tfw
BZZ3SSESCHSSS I f Jl , I
To be tsure you can buy overcoats, but such over
coats as we are showing tliie season at $lf. if 17 and
$20 are rarely found. Donnybrook PJaids, Norman
dy Checks and Hudder Clolsh in either loose or close
fitting coats, single or double breasted. Kvery one
guaranteed. Beautiful silk lined coats $Lf to $40.
Your eeiipe of style and economy both gratified. See
ouf 5th Street Mackinaw window.
New Imperial Stripes and
Military Flannels just received by express
C. E. Wescott's Sons
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THE CASE OF DR. E. W.
COOK VS. LAWRENCE STULL
A transcript in the case of Dr. E.
W. Cook vs. C Lawrence Stull ha-;
been filed in the district court, in
which the defendant is appealing from
the judgment given in the justice
court, and in the answer the special
items are set forth by the plaintiff.
The suit is to recover the sum of ?15'2,
together with interest at 7 per cent
for medical services from August 1,
1J02, to July 31, 1911. The services
rendered were to the defendant and
Alva Stull. The case will be heard at
the coming term of the district court.
Charles Schwab, one of the leading
larmers from southeast of Murray,
was in the city today for a few- hours
looking after some trading with the
Is there anything more enjoyable
than a good wearing suit? Aud the thought of combining
good hard wear, style and proper fit, is also a pleasing one
isn't it CLOT HC RAFT
will find satisfactory in every service particular there
fore, the kind you will enjoy.
Getting Along Nicely.
William Kinnamon, who was injure I
somewhat in the fight last Saturday
night with his brother, is getting
along nicely and showing signs of
soon being able to be around, although
he is still stiff and sore from the ef
fects of the battle and his wounds
have given him e-onsiderable annoy
ance, but it is thought that they will
not do him any permanent injury.
Notice, Relief Corps!
All members of McConihie Post N:.
r0. Woman's Relief Corps, are notilied
that the inspector will hold an inspec
tion of the Corps rn Thursday after
noon at 2 o'clock sharp.. All members
urged to be present.
Q. K. Parmele and son, Mural,
were among those going to Omaha
this afternoon to spend a few hours.
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