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PLATTSSIOUTII SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1916.
'Cbz plattsmoutb journal
Pt nUSUKI) SEJII-WELKI.V AT I'LATTSMOI'TII, NEBRASKA.
Entered at l'ostoiaceat X'lattsmouth, Neb., as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY- fr
J Keep your recoic clean and if "
f you are occasionally stupid the "j"
J world will forgie you.
All join hands for another big boom
Jump into the band wagon and all
take a ride.
One advantage in being rich is you
don't have to wear diamonds.
Another suggestion for th3 New
Year: Do the best you can and don't
No one can complain of the winter
so far, but it is the ensuing winter
months that we dread most.
Begin the new year right and nine
time out of ten, with the proper ap
plication, it will end that way.
They are shipping booze into Ten
nessee in coffins. A great scheme. But
the man who buys a coffin full of
booze and drinks it is ready for the
coffin as soon as empty.
There will be an awakening in this
old town if some fellows don't watch
out. Oar citizens are disposed to be
liberal, but they are not going to stand
everything. A word to the wise ought
to be sufficient.
The primaries for the state and
counties will be held the third Tues
day in April, at which time a choice
for president can also be voted for,
unless there is something that occurs
to interfere with the last proposition,
and that isn't quite likely now.
Only a little over three months till
the primary election and candidates
are slow in coming to the front. We
hear of two candidates for county
judge, and the present efficient coun
ty clerk will be a candidate for re
The stoik disappears and we look
into the cradle and behold a male
child. After running the gauntlet of
measles, mumps and chicken pox he
enters school. At the age of 10 he is
a red-headed, freckled-faced boy and a
terror of the neighborhood. At 12 he
is an apprentice in a printing office.
At 18 he has acquired two cases of
long primer and an army press and is
the editor of a newspaper. At 20 he
is married. At 30 re is baldheaded,
stcop shouldered and the father of a
large family. At 35 he is a corpse in
a cheap pine coffin ard his 500 delin
quent subscribers file past his bier an 1
are heard to say, ' lie was a good
fellow, but he couldn't save his
There are no better men than Dr.
Hall in the state of Nebraska,
or any other state, for that matter,
and every reliable democrat would
delight in voting for him for any posi
tion he might want. Dr. Hall does
not aspire to the governorship, ar.J
he is wise in declining to run, to La
stabbed in the back by those whom he
has virtually made by giving them
financial aid when they did not have
it to help themselves. But ingrates
are plentiful these days, and they
come from those whom common demo
crats have elected to positions of
honor an I trust, and who have wielded
the knife good and plenty when one of
their ever faithful democrats whom
they disliked, popped up for oft'.ce.
They would rather support a weak
kneed democrat than or.e always a
Many cases of pneumonia, but few
Constant changeable weather causes
Champ Clark is too
old to turn
And sweet 1G is a leap year, too.
Now's your opportunity, girls.
Take care of today and kt tomor
row well, tomorrow takes care of to
A greater army and navy is declar
ed necessary to support the new pan
Pennsylvania railrcads in the last
fiscal year killed 1,11)2 persons, most
The de facto government in Mexico,
headed by Carranza, has been officially
recognized by Germany.
The republicans and democrats will
cordially approve of the nomination of
Sulzer by the prohibitionists of New
Will Nebraska send Mr. Bryan to
the St. Louis convention to break has
instructions again? St. Louis Globe-'
Democrat. Time will tell.
lontics are beginmng to move. lhe
republicans of Cass county will meet
in convention at Weeping Water Tues-
ttn' Jfln arv 11 tn t -. I L- nvpr r-,nftfrc
We recall reading somewhere that a lower percentage of divorces. Ard
Matthew Arnold shuddered at theoni;e morv- Nebraska has a larger per
... , , . mcnent school fund than Kansas,
.American towns wnere nothing ever).
happened or ever will happen. Com
paring this sad situalion with that of
English and other European towns,
we can't materialize a shudder for
the American towns.
Now that it is positively known
that the charming wife of President !
W ; ! .1, l 1 : : I
clothes for her wedding trosseau, and
that she did not go shopping in the
European markets, will thev please let
her wear her clothes in peace and give
us all a chance to invoice our old rags
for the coming blizzards.
It is intimated in the east that the
administration is disposed to be a lit
tle partial toward Kngland in dish-
ing out favors. We don t believe it,;
but should such a thing prove true, .
we have no further use for President '
Wilson, whom this paper has lauded to
V. -t.;-.. Tl. i" . l i.i i
make this country, wr.ile hngland has
endeavored to destroy it on several
Vic Wibon of Stromsburg wants to
run for railroad commissioner, if he
can secure the demociatic nomination,
which, in our opinion, is rather doubt
ful, with so many good, capable demo
crats who would like to be honored.
Vic Wilson may be competent, and all
that, but we never did admire his
hypocritical manner of doing business
in order to get a plume in his cap, in
which effort he always missed the
mark. That kind of man we can never
Some discusison is going on about
who the republican candidate will be
for president, but there is not much
among the democrats on this subject.
It will be Wilson. Some say Bryan is
going to raise h 1 with Wilson.
Bryan or no other man or set of men
can do that. There may be a few
democrats now who say they will not
support Wilson, but not many, and for
every democrat that he loses there
will be two republicans come to the
WHY KANSAS IS TOUTED.
'aitly because the prohibition
propagandists everywhere have held
Kansas up as their star performer,
and partly because Kansas has gone
systematically into the advertising
game, the Sunflower state continues
to shine in the columns of the eastern
pi ess by comparison with Nebraska,
though Nebraska is in every way the
Will Maupin, one of the best equip
ped Nebraska boosters, calls attention
to a paragraph appearing recently in
Collier's Weekly, as follows:
tv,,... w i !!(! in K;ms wliid.
provides that damage may be collected braska people, no doubt, will be de
from the seller of intoxicating liquors Ceived. Thev will dream of Kansas
when the buyer gets drunk and makes
tn.i'l.lfv Has vour state ar.v such law?
nd is it mere chance that Kansas has
been called the most progressive state
in the union?"
To which Mr. Maupin, in the col
umns of his paper, the York Demo-
crat, replies that "Nebraska has such
a law, anu a much more sti ingent
one than the Kansas law. And the
Nebraska law was on the statute
books years before Kansas thought of
enacting a similar one." Yet Kansas,
the beiated arrival, gets all the glory,
while Nebraska, whi.h in this as in
numerous other way-" has been the
pioneer of real progress and reform,
is accorded not even the scant honor
of favorable mention.
For example, as Mr. Maupin re
minds us, Nebraska began regulating
her railroads before Kansas did, Ne
braska adopted the Australian ballot
ahead of Kansas. Nebraska began
regulating the conditions surounding
wage earners before Kansas did, Ne
braska's law regulating the employ
ment of women antedates that of Kan-
sas by several vears. And warming
up to his subject the indignant editor
of the York Democrat goes on to say:
"Or.ce more, spe;.
N-b:-a.-ka t ype's Kansas in annual ;er
- cap:ta p,.fK.Jct ion r furm Wealth, in
, farm value rer ac re, in average valu j
'p-r farm; has a lov vr percentage c:
jcont.ipe of juvenile offenders and de-
a lower percentage of pr is-
; oners m jaus ana penitentiaries, ar.u
srenciS more per capita for education
than Kansas, and has more student?
per or.e thcu and of population in col
leges and universities than Kansas.
"Nor is this all, Nebraska has more
per capita deposited in state, national
i i -.u .1 j i ,,i ,; The democrats are somewhat slow
deed, with two-thirds tlie population
of Kansas, Nebraska has more money in their movements in both state and
deposited in uanks th:in Kansas has.
(homers nas more than or.ce reiterated
(Jin ctnrm(.iir tnt Thw rwv finiT 1
j wealth of Nebraska is greater than
'that of Kansas and the farm mortgage
(indebtedness of Nebraska is less per
i e . l : . . . . l . . I
lurm, per acie ....u, pei cajnua t..ai.
mac or ivansas.
These aie the facts. Yet daily
through the years Kansas is touted for
all those things that go to make a
great and happy state, in all of which J
Nebraska excels, and Nebraska is lit- J
tie mentioned. It is a situation annoy-j
tri v,!,,., npnili, :iuhnn:rh it in
nQ wise affjcts thdr wll.beinK nor
retards their steady progress.
One aspect of this curious situation I
j far to explain it. It is not the pro
hibitionists alone who are forever ex
tolling Kansas. Kansa? has been given
over to other freaks and fads and
follies to about all of them, indeed,
that it heard of and could appropriate.
In consequence eveiy faddist whose
fad has met a cordial reception in
Kansas has been holding Kansas up to
the admiration of the world. Every
promoter of a half-baked idea that
was rejected by Nebiaska but hugged
to the Kansas heart has turned up his
nose at Nebraska, pointed exultingly
to Kansas and exclaimed, '"Look how
prosperous and enlightened and order
ly Kansas is! It was my ism or my
doxy that did it!" Truth is that
Kansas ha3 gone foiv.ard in spite of
the isms and doxies rather than be
cause of them; that Nebraska has
been forging slowly but surely ahead
of Kansa3 for the reason that it has
wisely rejected the crankisms that
Xamas has experimented with; that
Nebraska has advanced by the ration
al process of taking up at once with
round and salutary reform while re
jecting ail that was dubious till its
worth was proved, while K?nsas,
vdovtlvr every idea m sirrht labelled
"reform," whether sound or silly, has
advanced in spite of the load because
of the great natural advantages which
in common with Nebraska, it enjoys.
The time is approaching when the
explanation of the fame of Nebraska
will be brought right home to Nebras
ka people. Nebraska is to be asked
to adopt the Kansas prohibition policy
Every advocate of prohibition will be
walking the highways and byways of
this state exclaiming how much more
- fortunate and blessed than Nebraska
Kansas is, because Nebraska has what
At)e Martin cahs stationary saloons
while those in Kansas are of the per-
ambulatory type. And lots of Ne-
aml Promise, and .Nebraska, to them,
will seem drab colored and sordid
all for its lack of prohibition! If any
- 1, comes tQ thege deceiveJ mortals
I j them .fc Js a m5stakethat
Xebiaskaf in every essential respcct,
I .va o M.a Vnn
as the aforesaid deprived mortals
will likelv think that the truth-teller
is a wicked person in the pay of the
brewers and distillers. World-Herald
The New Year opens in good shape.
Omaha's 1915 building operations
will exceed $5,000,000, highest record.
Lnicagoans have started a move
ment for a uniform postage stamp
for all nations.
When money talks, stop and ask it
"why" the man who is his own boss
enjoys but lew pay days
Honesty is not an acquired virtue,
but often enough of a policy, as
Franklin's unethical maxim puts it.
it is tiie time ot year wnen all som-
nomounsts should tMke the precau
tion of wearing heavy flannel night-
The navy rejects men with small
I r . , ...
no minimum-sized hat-band
has been prescribed for head officials,
Don't make a mountain out of a
molehill; make a molehill out of a
mountain, or let George do it at
county. This gives the impression
lhat the t Iackg enthusiasm.
Albany Journal points a moral or
moralizes on a point, viz: "London
hag .Leag.ue for Marrvine Broken
Heroes,' which may be new in Lon
don, but the same organization has
been doing an extensive business
among American heiresses for years
The death of General Granville M.
Dodge removes the last of the great
generals of the civil war. The vet-
erans are answering the last roll call
very rapidly, and soon there will not
be one of us left to l elate the story.
Those who led the brave boys have all
passed over the Great Beyond with
the leath of General Dodge.
More miles of raiiroad property
were placed in receivers' hands during
1015 than ever in the history of the
country for one year, according to
compilations of railroad statistics just
published by the Railway Age Gazette.
The figures also show that only 933
miles of new railroad were built last
year, the ieast number of miles built
in any one year for the last fifty
Al Ringling, the eldest of the Ring
ling Brothers, the grfat circus people,
died at his home in Baraboo, Wiscon
sin, last Saturday night. The writer
was personally acquainted with all the
boys, but more so with the deceased,
and in 1888 came very near going in
the advance brigade as press man.
There never were a more gentlemanly
set of fellows in the show business,
and that characteristic to a great ex
tent is what brought to them the
great success they so richly deserved.
Peace to his ashes!
THE LAST Or AN ARMY.
A short time ago a banquet was
given ii Washington to veterans of the
Mexican war belonging to the Azted
club. Only two of the charter mem
bers were present, and they are the
only survivors. Both are over 92
years cf age. They are Col. George J.
Pott erf ield of Charlottesville, Ya., and
Brig. Gen. Horatio G. Gibson, who is
the oldest living graduate of West
Point. The two were respectively elec
ted president and vice president of
the club, which is limited to men who
served as officers in Mexico and their
descendants. In all, only .'even Amer
ican otlicers ol the -Mexican war are
now living, and hardly enough of the
enlisted men are left to form one regi
ment. In the conflict, now sixty
eight years in the pi st, the forces of
the regular army were 42,500 strong,
and those of the volunteers a little
larger. Texas was first, Louisiana
second, Missouri third, and Illinois
fourth in the number of volunteers
turnished. 1 he casualties seem
strangely small, compared with those
of the war r.ow in progress. In killed
and mortally wounded the American
loss was 1,557, and in wounded 3,2(8.
The average daily casualty list in
Europe is much larger than that of
the Americans in the entire Mexican
war. it happened that Illinois lost
more volunteers from bullets in Mex
co tnan anv other state, and its
total was ninety-eight.
The Mexican war ended thirteen
vears oeiore me civil war uegun. .-is
onlv l per cent or our soldiers in the
Mexican campaigns are now livin
it follows that thirteen years hence
only 1 per cent of the soldiers of the
civil war will survive. 1 hey are pass
ing away now at the rate of 40,0lO a
year. The number now on the pen
sion roll is about SS0,0(). In Novem
ber 2,.r,f.-" passed to their reward. Such
are the ravages of time among the
veterans, only a few hundred of whom
will lemain by the year 1U2. Last
year pension expenditures decreased
$'D,O00,OUO. But there is a higher and
truer standpoint from which to treat
this subject than that of money. The
soldiers who responded when the na
tion was in danger performed a ser
vice of incalculable value. Our coun
try heads the list in peaceful prosper-
ity and the elements of substantial
vealth. As an example of the world
it seems destined to stand first.
If its patriotic manhood is of the
fame fiber as that of the veterans of
whom so many have been mustered
out by the flight of time, all will be
It is now prophesied that the war
will end in the spring. Whv not end it
now, so the boys can be ready for their
spring plowing. There wouid be some
sense in that.
THE SICK MAN, THOMAS
RHODES, MUCH BETTER
The sick man, Thomas Rhodes, who
has been cared for at the county jail
for the last few days is apparently
getting better and has quieted elown and saw three machine fully 3,000
considerable since being taken there feet high flying in line from the north
to be cared for. Those acquainted cast and turning just over the harbor
with the young man stated that lie toward the northwest in which direc-
has had these spells before, but none
quite as bad as that which he was
taken with here the last week. A num-lost
ber of those acquainted with Mr.
Rhodes have called on him since the
news of his unfortunate condition
was circulated through the country
he is doing so well and trust that his
and they are well pleased to learn that
improvement may continue. The at
tending physician has been able to
eliminate all chances of pneumonia
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"About two years apro I rot down on
by back," writes Solomon Bequette,
Flat River, Mo. "I pot a 50c box of
Foley Kidney Pills and they straight
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Rheumatic aches and pains, soreness ;
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BGMBS DROPPED WITH CARE
Describes Raid on the City by the
German Aviators and
Athens, Jan. 5. (Via Paris)
Prince Andrew of Greece, brother of
King Constantine, in an interview to
day with the correspondent of the As
sociated Press described the aerial
I Lorn aurdment of the allied camp at
Zeltenlik, on the outskirts of baloniki
on December "0.
"The bombardment and the reply of
the fleets anchored in the roads of Sa- ,
lor.iki," said the prince, "was one of
the most extraordinary sights I have
lever seen. I was riding hack irom the
morning's work with my regiment at
about 10:30 when I was startled by a
deafening explosion some 2u0 yards
away. A great cloud of black smoke
arose followed shortly by three more
explosions at regular intervals. The
former rocket like sound of a shell
passing through the air, evidently fired
by one of the warships in the harbor.
"Naturally my first thought was
that for some reason the fleet was
bombarding Saloniki. Therefore I
rode straight to the nearest British
post which happened to be a hospital
not far from the Greek camp
Whv are you bombarding the
city?' I asked the officers
Saw Attacking Airmen.
"Then for the first time I looked up
tion they finally disappeared.
"The bombs dropped with the great-
precision, one after another, killing
and wounding a number of the allies'
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The School That Understands Boys
The next term of the Nebraska Military Academv begins
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limited number can be accommodated. For information address
City Office Col R. D. Hayward,
Phone B 3560
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TM CIKTAUII COUXNV, KIW Von CITY,
soldiers, but not touching the city.
Meanwhile the firing of the fleet grew
thunderous. It was impossible to hear
yourself think. In a short time it be
came evident that the fire from the
fleet was more dangerous than the
bombs from the aeroplanes as some of
the shells, aimed wild, whistled direct
ly over the town, one narrowly miss
ing Major Metaxas and a troop of
Greek cavalry returning from exer
"Pieces of spent shells began to drop
with frightful velocity, one even pierc
ing two floors of a train station and
burning itself into the ground ccller.
The population not understanding
what was happening were greatly ex
cited. "Toward noon, a fourth aeroplane
arrived, following exactly the same
course as the others, though flying
lower. The black maltese crosses were
plainly visible on its wings. My wife
and I watched its flight from the bal
cony of our house.
Saw Consuls Arrested.
"Ruling home along King George
street toward tea time, I was astound
ed to see French soldiers and a dense
'crowd of onlookers surrounding the
German consulate. Further along the
street other consulates presented the
same sight. The consuls were hustled
through the crowd, taken to the head
quarters of the French commander.
General Sarrail. cross examined and
then put aboard the battleship Patrie
to the accompainment throughout of
the stares and comments of curious
Asked whet he.- he would return to
Saloniki tlie prince replied:
"Of course I shall. Why shouldn't
I? Despite appearances Saloniki is
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The readi-rs of this pir 'HI b" j!im1 to
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thut srienee ha been able t. cure in all It
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In the only nitlve rure m.w known to the nicd
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disease, requires a constitutional treatment.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken internally, acting:
directly upon the blood and mucous on rf ares of
the system, thereby destroying tlie foundation
of the dLsease, and firing the natlenr strength
by building up the constitution and assisting na
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so much falih in Its rurativo powers that they
offer One Hundred Dollars f.r any rase that It
fails to cure. Send for list of testimonial.
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