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PLATTSMOUTn SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 1916.
0c plattsmouth journal
imi'i.isiikd si:mhvi:i:klv at i'i.a ttsjioi tii, kkuhamca.
Entered at lwtolKce.it IMattsmoutfc. Neb., as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
M U!CllII'l !
IF I -H
l'KK IX AUVAMK
. thought for today.
L .. to a.
a t,:- is
tr.ougats wore visi- v
jc;:t us. Real char- v
; t CUt',
HOG-TYING THE BUNCH.
jrain. thank you.
; :e bu
;-.'.! clad winter is about
take on r.ew life, and
While the Bryan representatives in
Nebraska are pretesting their fidelity
tj the president, while trying: to de
feat his policies, and while indulging
in occasional prcfidious shots at the
conduct. j chiof executive for whose re-election
in thinking. Henry -j they are vocally clamorous, and are
occasionally intimating that nobody
can be for Wilson who is anti-Bryan
in Nebraska, there is a very simple
way in which the sincerity of any
democrat's favor for Wilson may be
It is a wav that can be maneuvered
by the party organization in the state.
Alt that need be done is to ''hog-tie"
the delgates to the next national con
All that a candidate for delegate
r.eeds to do toward pledging himself
now is to file a statement that he will,
if elected, abide by the result of the
primary. Everybody will readily re
tall how far that pledge v ent at Bal
timore. It went just thirteen ballots
cu: of forty-six.
Now let the democratic state con
vention construe that provision to
mean that the instructed delegate is
bound to the candidate for whom he
may be instructed until the candidate
leleases him. If that be done by the
state convention, it will hold any
lake-warm Wilson man in lir.e as long
as Presk!.?nt Wilson finds it to his ad
vantage to have delegates tied up fo--
No one has filed yet for surveyor.
The blizzard has passed without
"St. Patrick's Day in the Morning"
There will be no coroner to elect
The winter holds on fairly well,
EVENTS OF SEASON
head is a era in urged
i to m.'.Ai'
ncial end is
, s a town or city so
. i; contained a few
v. r. i
r.g stone bumps
h is better than
enter the Ne
cr governor cm
In a long distance tight the pen has
the best of the sword.
There seems to be a great demand
for Morehead at this critical moment.
The Commercial club will give a
banquet at Coates' hall next Tuesday
right. Of course we will all go.
To date there are sixteen candidates
for governor, and the returns are not
all in yet. The beauty of primary
Billy Sunday has picked up another
$30,000. The democratic administra
tion certainly has not brought on a
business stagnation in the Lord's
Congress should stand by President
uson. "Uur country, right or
wrong," in such a crisis should be the
battle cry of every man who claims
to be an American citizen.
Will the Panama canal prove as
much of a white elephant to this
country as the Philippine islands?
In the first place it won't work. Be
ing dug through the mountains it is
subject to slides and cave-ins. Of
course these are conditions which may
be overcome. The channel may be
come so wide eventually that a cave-
in or slide will not interfere with
traffic. The cost of the canal is many
millions more than the estimated cost
and the government estimators are From Saturday's raliy.
, .. 4 , .: One of the most elaborate of the
iitun miuwu 10 ie stingy in usumai- i
I ni-n-T .r.n-n -m'i:ll CM :"t-- WU5 the 1
ing costs. The government of Colom- , , , , , ., , i v , ... i
I o'clock luncheon given by -Vis., j.
lua is to he paul $2;,00D,U0O lor the Donciun :u,i daughter, Miss Margaret
strip of land now known as the Re- Donelan, at the Hotel Riley today and j
public of Panama. Hush money. In the event was one ot .no most ueugm.- i
addition individual owners of the land111 lV. 1V-'T , -
given tins winter.
Mrs. J. A. Doiu'lan and Daughter,
Miss Margaret. Entertain Sixty-five
of Their Friends.
jret Cnteats 15 Fluid Drac:
urn m rr
r . ' - -j M 6 8 ,11
have presented a claim amounting to
?1(,000,000 to $17,000,000, which will
likely be paid, although Col. Goethals,
governor of Panama, says it is out
rageous; that the land was worth not
more than a million dollars before the
Thy dining room
was transformed for the occasion into
a bower of beauty i:i which the color
scheme of pink and gicen was used in
the dfooi atio.is in the room and on
the tables which, were laid for sixty-
live guests. The: center pieces of the
tables, larire baskets ot pinic roses
ARMAMENT OF MERCHANT
i ;. ttution toward
W-rdrn is that it
k.tv.-t neve toward
.:!; ur.ir.it.ortnrt. it
!::: iv-!:t-? cct hot in
: :. IjM in ih-j l.ar.k
N .v Y
:i: to return
It is inside history that just be
fore Bryan swung the NVbiasl-a dele
j.:'.;ion away from Champ Clark, for
v ' tii ' was instri:ctec:. Wicdrow
Wi'son, frrm his home in New Jersey,
called up his representatives in Balti
more, conceded the nomination of
( iaik and asked that the Wilson dele
gates bo released. Thereupon he was
advi-ed of the course that Mr. Bryan
was about to take and induced
is tot-to reconsider his relinquishment of
.- I ; clo-cly
.h her first
"r.: : tar ! at the tele-
y.or.e U o
-t - his mouth
! to as the
he makes people sore,
ke a kite scar."
rran who can
o wr.-cn cut to dinner and
1 ;.ts i.: i
cf :. ve: .-
''1 oil m
-;-y i.- tl at just when ecc.nom-:".!ii-i
d?mr ,-ntratir.g that
!e the r.aticns went
1 -jv a r.i w tire.
g from bad to worse
faimer as well as
It .y.-.v takes about
g'-od alfalfa .cced to
' y the cu.vtcrp of giving
In th Congressional
:i ;k of a'l the time it
If it wa -n't
1 r.vo to i,-ir.
Ileccrl jj.-t t'
voul ; take to hear thos speeches on
the clt-ctl. n ot ir seriators and 435
rtprt'.-cr.eativr ate rjw sending out.
A Kan.-as City woman doctor :-ays
the c n'v" possible objection men can
have to th"2 rr. Jern shcrt skirt is that
me of the koe displayed is in bad
-r.. is vf 1 kn.Avn. the average
Iran i f-uch p. stickler for good taste
that h-- wi'-l i- cvcr! if V" r lo
0 xv.'.hiii the enlightening influence
cf .-hort ikirt.
Tliose who are sincere in their al
legiance to the president will not ob
ject to the sort of resolution of the
state convention here suggested. Any
who are shamming friendship for the
president, for their own ends, will ob
ject to that sort of n construction of
their obligation. Lincoln Star.
Paving of the streets will be an
improvement in which all the principal
towns in Nebraska will indulge in this
stason, and most of Ihcm to a con
siderable extent. Plattsrr.outh should
not lag in the rear in this improvement.
We regret to learn that Attorney
General Willis Heed, who was attack
ed with the grippe some two weeks
ago, and was thought to be improving,
is suffering from a relapse, and is
quite ill at his apartment at the Lin
coln hotel. General Reed has many
friends in Plattsmouth, who join the
Journal in the hope that he will soon
let-over. Willis Reed i.? a gentleman
that the people can illy afford to lose
at this time.
One of the last things Elbert Hub
bard wrote: ''Seven wonders of the
world are: The man who will work
without being watched. A salesman-;r-?r
who doesn't think he pays th;
old man's salary. A salesman who
thinks that perhaps the quality of the
material may have something to do
with his making those large contracts.
A stenographer who knows punctua
tion, and will look in the dictionary
whan fd;e is uncertain about spelling.
A purchasing ajrent who doesn't think
he does you a favor when he asks you
to quote. A new superintendent who
will wait a week before installing a
much better system than his prede
cessor. A boss who acts as if he
It seems probable that the discus
sion of the question of armed mer
chan ships will center upon the dis
tinction between offensive and de-
defensive armament upon such ships
If, as Germany asserts, British mer-
chantment, whiel armed ostensibly for
defense, carry guns for the special
puipose of attacking submarines, the
kaiser's government is undoubtedly
correct in its contention that this is a
violation of international law. The
United States bases its position
specifically upon defensive arn ament,
and it has never held, cither during
this war or at any time previously,
that a merchant ship was privileged
to attack. In its circular of Septem
ber 1014, the state department
ruled that "a merchant vessel of bel
ligerent nationality may carry an
armament and ammunition for the
sole purpo.se of defense without ac
quiring the character of a ship of
war," and it directs the port r.fficials
to examine each ship leaving a har
bor of the United States for evidences
of armament of an offensive charac
ter, denning the defensive limitations
with minute detail. If, therrtore, the
Getmans should sink a British mer
chant ship carrying American pas
sengers and could prove that it was
ifTensivcly armed, the Unite 1 States
would have no recourse.
But how, it may be asked, can that
be proven? The British vouYi cer
tainly deny the allegation of the Ger
mans, and the ship would be at the
bottom of the sea. It would be a
question of veracity between two
sovereign government, and would no
doubt wear itself out in diplomatic
correspondence. The German notice
that it will consider any armed mer
chant vessel of the enemy a ship of
war from and after March 1, would,
it is true, be a strong point against
that government, but still the United
States would have to have satisfactory
evidence of the purely defensive char
acter of the armament of the sunken
ship before it could establish a claim.
And there being ro international
agreement as to what constitutes de
fensive armament endless discussion
would no doubt ensue over this defini
tion, even if the number, size and
position of the guns could be clearly
proven. We have already called at
tention to ths fact that no British or
French merchant ships touching at
our ports carry any arms, and that
the probability of loss of American
lives in the sinking of merchant, ships
by German submarines is, therefore,
very remote. The legal difficulties
we have here suggested render it yet
more improbable that any serious
crisis is likely to develop from Ger
Panama canal was dug and the own- Lidded to the general beautiful appear-
crs should be paid on that basis rather ance of the room while the candles
than on the present value of the land.
But politicians, whose bank accounts
are never effected when the approp
riate public money, are liable to over
ride the recommendation of Col.
Goethals who really knows what he
is talking about.
in pink and green shades added a
touch most pleasing to the sc. 'lie. Long i
streamers of smikix and ferns were
used in the decorative scheme of the
tables most effectively. The luncheon
was served in six courses and was
most dainty and enjoyable in every
wav and reived under the direct su
pervision of Mr. J. Ik Grippcn, man-
r.ger ot tne Motel, vvniie me enjo.,a-
- c i ; a ! i , r. :r i : j ! ! r ku-J ami iWula
nzss tirv-1 l.c.st.touiauibixio-
J'-f i. mint r
h-.-rr !"--' '
If there is anything in the adage I hie luncheon was in progress a de-
concerning March the month will go Hatful musical proam was given
out like a lamb, all right enough. , i . 1
IIO aHl U II." ;:e:.e;ai eiiju;. i,
the delightful occasion. The out of
There is not much show for a short J town guests pre-ent were Mrs. J. C.
primary ballot this year from the way liiygescn ot -emasua luj a.m -u.s.
, , .l 1. L. White oi Uiaana.
iwe iiuiiiuh ui laiiu'iuiita im uum
irtate and county offices are filing.
That drop of seven cents a bushel
in the price of wheat one day last
week spoiled many an air castle
throughout the country among the
plungers. It acted about the same as
though a 42-centimeter shell had
- - hi
R 3 K:
For Infants and Children.
Mothers Know That
l r l l
Exact Co--' c" Wr:
TMt CENT J CO, MEW YOKH CtTT.
PROF. GDHGRA, OHE
OF NEBRASKA'S BIG MEN
IH EDUCATIONAL WOHX
eEsicn & mm, hard
ware DEALERS, READY FOR
BUSINESS AT SEW STAND
From Saturaav's Danv.
The splendid oppoi tunity which
awaits the people of Plattsmouth at
the Commercial club banouet next
Tuesday evei.i;ur is tliowi; by the fol-
revolution is practically over; that lowing letter reo-ived by Chairman
the bandit bands are being lun down I Roberton of the bar.quet committee.
It is just too bad that the Mexican
''. .re i' s
by Carranza soldiers; that business is
rapidly resuming normal conditions
in that war-torn country, and that the
patient Wilson policy is prevailing.
T. li. having the progressive party
nomination in his pocket, is swinging
the big stick over the republican party the University o
In addition to the other speakers. J.
V. Gamble, former superintendent of
.schools of this city, '.ill be en the list
Plattsmot:ti Moi ch C, liPk
Mr. W. A. Kobertsor, Cnairman Ik.n-
quct Cotnmitti o. Ciy:
Iear Jm-- lo'v.gnts Journal an-
nounces tnat your committee nas si
ure Dr. Giorire Everett Ccndra of
.'.:rasKa as one
The fiim of Jlostor & Swat ok, hard
.ac deah-rs, have moved from their
Id sio:v on Sixth street into their
new location on wain street in the
'u.l'!i::-- forme i-'iy occupied bv the
i .: the patrons of the
Tins is jui ideal location and
vita a laru'e ant wt a eoamr-ed store
a.e- iiio going alter tneir snare ot
he business. The room has been ar-
inrgeil esr.eciaily lor this lirm and
evei-y thing that could add to the ease
n.'i'.ii IT- ii':-e stock ot "ckiiU
as bee? arranged. The firm invites
ail their frieiiJs to call in and visit
them in the new location.
H iun to Take Chamberlain's Tablets.
When you feel dull and stupid after
of the principal speakers at the Com
mercial club banquet next Tuesday
evening, leu nro to oe cor.graiuiaievi
Wheii constipated or Lilious.
Wo shall see what we to .!.!rp it i-itWons. T ?onlit !f l.en you have a sick lieadaclie.
theie is a man in the country who is
better acquainted with Nebraska s re
sources and tehir possibilities than is
Dr. Condra. He has a nation-wide
and saying, "You've got to take me."
Will the republican party surrender
and become the side show to the bull
There is no possible show for I. J.
It I niillTlLI; ! Ul UI1 J'Jtl
AND COMPANY EXCELLENT
From Saturday's Dally.
The performance given last evening
at the Grand theater by Chiquata, the
human doll, and her excellent com
pany was very pleasing to those who
had had the privilege of witnessing
the performance. There are a number
of excellent artists in the company
which is assisting this little lady and
their vaudeville offerings are excel
lent. Eckard and Eckard present a
very clever sketch, ''The Lady and the
Dutchman," while Miss Minnie Alis-
paw. the talented prima donna gives
number of very pleasing vocal num-
uers. me snow is given in connection
with the usual program of moving pic
tures and is well worth attending.
The performance will be given this
evening for the last time.
TOLD IN PLATTSMOUTH
Dunn to slip into the senate on the I i eputation as an authority uponq ues
Bryan band-wagon. To make a show tions relating to conservation ot our
they simply had to have someone
against Senator Hitchcock, so they
put up poor Ig. But tools of the
Bryans will not fare as well in the
future as they have in the past.
A woman 77 years old charges her
son-in-law with tricking her out of her
$8,500 farm, taking advantage of her
inability to read writin'. From which
it is clear that illiterate mothers with
resource..-. lie is a lorcetui
and entertaining speaker. Those
healing him next Tuesday will not be
disappointed. Yours respectfully,
W. G. Brooks.
L. F. LAH6H0RST WILL
BE STRONGLY SUPPORTED
from S:iturclay'r Daiiv.
L. F. Langhorst, the present effi-
1 . . n .1 1 .
property should never allow their cient county chairman lor tne uemo-
crats, is m line for democratic nat
daughters to keep company with
f mart j-oung fellers who can read and
Congressman Keavis, he who wants
tional committeeman. Mr. Langhorst
has gained a distinction as county
chairman by his untiring labors and
efficient methods that is not only well
L-nnwn in the First district. but
throughout the state. He is the man
to do something great, and doesn't h . th (Iemocrats ,hould see gets
know how, has gotten himself into important position, for he will
trouble by charges on the floor of the use the same methods and business.
house that the postoffice department ability that has characterized his sue-
,. ,. . . cess m irns coum.v. n--
is disregarding the convenience of , , lirri, .vi1i SOt,
JU1 l liu j;i.i-i;, emu f .
rural mail patrons for the sake of that he gets there. Eimwood Leader-
making a record of economy. Assist- I Echo,
ant Tostmaster General Blakesley re
sents the charge and says Reavis must
retract or take the consequences.
From McKee's Kocks, Pa., comes the shops, that I will sell cheap. Terms
L , .,, made right. See or write I-rami v rti-
llouse for Sale.
I have a good three room bouse in
Plattsmouth. south of Burlington
cober statement that a white leghorn
hen belonging to James Francis of
No. 711 Frederick street has laid an
egg on which appear, in plain relief,
these Words: "The nd of 'time
191G." If we were sure of that but
granting that there is such an egg,
what reason have we for supposing
that the hen who laid it knows any
more about the purposes of Providence
than the other war prophets? Guess
we'll just wait and see.
lery, Murray, Nth.
Tel. 46. Murray.
Single Comb Rhode Island Red
.... 1 - . ifr.OA nnf 1 00
eggs. $i.uu per io, j.w
Baby chicks, 15c each.
A. O. Kamge,
Tlatts. Thone 3513.
When you have a sour stomach.
When you belch after eating.
When you have indigestion.
When nervous or despondent.
When you have no relish for your
When yeur liver is torpid.
O b t a i n ; d ; e e v e r y w i e r e .
A Resident Known to All Our Readers
Relates an Experience.
FINE FARM FOR SALE.
lf'.O acres, being the S. E. quarter
of Section 9-11-13, located one mile
west and one mile north of Murray, .consider Doan's Kidney Tills a very
known as the T. V. Davis farm. Fine
Readers of the Journal have been
told again and again of the merits of
that reliable, time-proved kidney rem
edy Doan's Kidney Pills. The ex
periences told are not those of un
known persons, living far away. The
cases are Plattsmouth cases, told by
Jonathan Hatt, general storekeeper,
414 Main St., Plattsmouth. says: "I
farm and well imporved. Location the
ber.t. Trice for a short time at ?25,
000.00. Write or call on
Sixdiolo Corn Shcller and 12 II. P.
Gasoline Engine. In good shape. In
ouire at this office. 2-24-2wks-w
P. A. Horn was among the visitors
in the city Saturday, coming in to at
tend to tlie week-end shopping for a
good medicine for backache and other
kidney troubles. They have proven
their value to me. Others of my fami
ly have also tried Doan's Kidney Pills,
procured at the Crescent Pharmacy.
They think just as much of them as I
Trice 50c at all dealers. Don't simp
ly ask for a kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pills ihe same that
Mr. Hatt had. Fostcr-Milburn Co.,
Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
Jacob Bengen of Mynard was at
tending to some business matters and
visiting friends in this city Saturday,
and gave this office a pleasant call.
Adam Mcisinger of Cedar Creek
was in tne eiry mu ; n.m.- .........
looking after some matters of busi
ness with the merchants.
OPENING OF VALUABLE GOVERNMENT
IRRIGATED HOMESTEAD LANDS
LOCATION' AND CHARACTER OF THESE LANDS: From three t
ten miler North of C, B. & Q. R. R., nearest Bayard and Minatare.
Neb., in the North Platte Valley. They are well adapted for alfalfa,
small grain, corn, sugar beets, live stock and dairying.
TERMS: Land is free. Permanent iiovernment water right costs $u. per
acre, 20 years' time, payable $2.75 per acre down, no further payments
for five years, no interest charged.
HOW TO OBTAIN A FARM: If you are interested in the method of
opening these farms between March 19 and 24, or the location of 41
additional Government-irrigated farms now open to entry, write me at
once. .There is no time to lose, if you would become the owner of one
of these very valuable farms.
Our publication, "the North J'lalte alley, lree
on request, will give one an excellent, idea of this
S. B. HOWARD, Immigration Agent,
1004 Farnam Street, Omaha, Neb.
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