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SEPTET'IPtR 11, 1316.
PLATTcr.IOtJTH SEMI-VErELY JOURNAL.
Has MoiL D
HERE IS THE PROOF:
ST. LOWS POST-DISPAl CH 1
CANT GET TRUTH
Kansas? Governor Says Other
wise Good Citizens Will Pro-.-tect
Tramp Liquor Sellers
"Deny Purchase, With Bottle in
Pocket" Plan to Remedy
Condition Is Wanted. '
SMi4l to th Poit-TJlreatch.
I TOPEKA. Ken.. Jan. 3. Gov. Afthw
Capper of Kansas Is looking for a Tr.an
who can develop som method, psycho
logical, mechanical or otherwise, to. ex
tract the truth from ordinarily , trood
; citizens who are customers of bootleg
' eers. ."'" ' - - "
Oor. Capper recently Bent a letter to
all Kansas County Attorneys, asMnff
them for mirgestlons jn methods ol en
forcing the prohibitory law. The Gov
ernor wanted to know what legislation
was needefi or In what way the Stat
'could help the local officials In law enforcement-
"I find that the County Attorneys do
not need much actional belp In law
enforcement," Bald the Governor, alter
studying the replies from 90 County At
torneys who had had at least one year
of active law enforcement work. "Tiiey
euesested ona or two amendments., or
chanres to the present laws.
V Seeking Truth Extractor. v
"But what Kansas needs most Is aome
or.e who wl!l evolve some method of ex
tracting the truth from the patron of
a bootlesrser. The man who buys booee
In Kansas la liven to an exa.gxers.tca
eer.se of honor. He becomes an entire
ly different Individual. The patron ot
the bootlegger Is a Jekyll and Hyde aort
of a proposition- The County Attorneys
tell me of dozens of men. honest, indus
trious citizens, regarded as men of ths
highest type In their communities, -who
will do almost anything" rather than teil
the truth about where they purchased
a bottle of beer.
. "It Isn't a club or lodge proposition,
e'.ther. There are ties of fraternity that
would cause a man to refuse to dlvtuge
the sale or dispensation of liQUor In a
clubhouse. But there Is nothing of this
when the liquor Is purchased from, a
bootlegger. In this case a man goes
out hunting for liquor and finds It In
some drug etore, or livery stable, or
down on an Island, or some other out-of-the-way
place where a man has set
up a temporary joint.
Are Chiefly Traaalente.
. Ten chances to one the purchaser
never saw the bootlegger before and Is
not likely to see him again. The boot
leggers are chiefly transients, who are
able to dodge the law by selling a mue
liquor In one town arid Jumping to an
other before the officers hear of their
activities or see evidences of the sales.
"But to get information from men
about who sold the liquor or a descrip
tion of the place where the bootlegger
was operating Is next to impossible.
J "They will lie about their actions
deny that they purchased liquor of any
body and have the bottles in their
pocket eay they didn't pay any atten
tion and could not describe the place o
the man where they obtained the liquor
and could not t-iv any Instructions at
to how officers could find the place.
They do this In a secret inquisition,
when no one could find out they had
told anything, when they have been
promised' immunity from appearing as
witness in open court and told that th
Information Is desired simply to get the
evidence on which to base a raid on
a joint. '
Good Citizens Otherwise.
"County Attorneys have told me of
numerous instances whem men have
voluntarily given information of viola
tions of the cigarette law and the law
prohibiting the sale of tobacco to mi
nors. These men have been active In
everything that counts for good citizen
ship, clean towns, clean homes and law
enforcement generally. But the same
men would deliberately commit perjury
to shield a worthless tramp of a boot
legger who had sold them a bottle of
beer or a half pint of whisky. .
"It Is the most remarkable condition
I have ever found in Kansas and I did
not know it was so general until I re
ceived thase reports from the County
Attorneys. V?hy men should have this
exaggerated sense of honor when they
patronize bootleggers is beyond roe and
I haven't fcund anyone who could eug
gest a good reason for it."
Oil. Field Bank
k Was Erected i
M BANKS W
One" Came Eight (
ing Erected byj
Special to the Pos:-X)isp
ing all night long, wit
givhE the only light.
completed a house-ten
zens Bank of Shamroc
It might be occupied
business the next mor
suit of this unusual e
Citizens' Bank was abl
business at "the earns
First State Bank,' which
vantage of an earlier stcJ
The Citizens' Bank
Avezr to Shamrock. The
at Avery at 4 o'clock
noon, as usual. Then th
other equipment were
dlately upon wajrons a
Shamrock, 12' miles to
while the wagons we
men were "busy bulldi
tent. When the team
tent was ready, the s
eu. a. 12-lnch pine b
two barrels for a
bank was open for b
The First State B
from Markham. 20
Hank started first
1ay9 carpenter- ha
erecting 'a buildini
The bankers closeJ
o'clock In Markhanj
next morning in tri
It was a race bel
banking concerns tol
get opened first, anl
it was necessary foA
Bank- tobuild the
nignt. me on rield pi
radius of two and ;
Shamroclt, amounts 1
at the present time.
were very anxious to
In Order to share in ti
John Murphy, presll
zens Bank, and J.
cashier in charge o
Id business location
We would neeJ
the most pracjl
ear can be turnel
a very short tl
Germany or Fra
have to transtori
did It, in .case ol
should not only!
could do It, aij
Oipy if SeuiiTBiiiir
Would a Great Newspaper Like the St. Louis Post
Dispatch Misquote the Governor of a State?
Why Did Governor Capper Wait Six Months Before jf
Disavowing the Interview? H
Governor Capper of Kansas denies making &
the statement attributed to him in a quota-
tion we made from an interview which ap-1
peaieu in uie ot. jouis Jost-uispatcn ot?
January 30, 1916.
The Nebraska Prosperity League reprinted f
part of the interview in one of its advertise-
ments. Proof that the Nebraska Prosperity
League did not falsify is presented herewith.
The entire interview as it appeared in the
St. Louis Post-Dispatch has been photo-1
graphed and is now placed before the pub-
lie for inspection.
We now challenge Governor Capper to say whether he $
charges the St. Louis Post-Dispatch with manufacturing
a "fake" interview, or whether he (Gov. Capper) did
make the statements attributed to him, as shown here-
with in full. s$
The article from which we quoted appeared last Janu- p
ary, and to the best of our knowledge, Governor Capper j
has permitted the interview to stand uncontradicted for
over six months.
The public will have noticed that whenever The Nebras-
ka prosperity League makes a quotation, or presents fig- g
ures, it gives its source of authority. This is done in or- $
der that the public may without difficulty verify the
statements made. &
W. H. Miller who has lfn spending
a few days in Lincoln with his daught
er, returned home this morning after
a very pleasant visit.
C. H.Vallery was in Saturday from
the farm and stated that the trip had
been made in his "rattlin" pood hujrpy
and not an automobile.
Allie Meisinprer and wife and Mrs.
George Horn of near Creighton, Nth.,
were in the city Saturday afternoon,
motoring1 in to visit with their friends.
R. C. JahriR and wife and family,
Mrs. E. L Jahrig and William Jahri
and wife oT Glendive, Mont, who arc
here on a short visit, were passengers
this morning for Omaha to spend the
George P. Meisinger came in from
Cedar Creek Saturday to spend a few
hours in this city with his many
friends and to look after a few mat
ters of business.
Hen Ueckman, one of the leading
farmers from near .Murray, was in
the city Saturday for a few hours
looking after some trading with the
merchants and visiting with his many
L. B. Brown returned yesterday
from Fort Morgan, and Denver, Colo.,
where he has been for some time vis
iting with relative and friends, and
reports a very pleasant visit in those
Mrs. J. R. Hunter and son, Paul,
and daughter, Grace, departed Satur
day for Hitchcock, S. P., where they
will visit for a short time at the
home of their daughter and sister,
Mrs. John Ewing and little daugh
ter of Hopkins, Mo., who have been
here visiting at the home of Mrs. Ew
ing's mother, and with other relatives
and friends, departed Saturday after
noon for their home.
Hev. F. M. Druliner was a passen
ger this morning for Glenwood, where
he goes to take in the Des Moines con
ference of the Methodist church being
held in that city this week. Rev. Dru
liner will attend the Nebraska con
ference of the church this week at
WINS A BLUE RIBBON.
William Gilmour, who ha. the repu
tation of the leading Shetland pony
breeder and raiser in Cass county is
feeling well pleased over the fact th:t
his fine little horscr. were able to fe-
"jre the biue rii.oi for fust prize at
the stock show here las: week.
FOR SALE Double standard Poll-
Durham bull, eighteen months .1J.
W. H. Heil. Telephone No. Zi)0o. 2t
K. S. DANCE SEPTEMBER 16.
The K. S. society will give a social
dance at their hall on West Locust
street, Saturday evening, September
10th, to which the public is cordially
C. L. Herger, proprietor of the New
York bakery, makes and sells "Perfec
tion" bread. It is not "Kleen Made,"
but made clean, and thereby must be
wholesome. If it is both wholesome
and clean made, it certainly must be
"Tip Top" bread and will "Please All."
Try the "Perfection' bread the next
time you buy. Made by the New
MAN'S LUCKY FIND
Will Interest Readers of the Journal.
Those having the misfortune to suf-
' fer from backache, urinary disorders,
gravel, dropsical swellings, rheumatic
pains, or other kidney and bladder
disorders, will read with gratification
this encouraging statesement by a
Louis Kroehler, prop, of hardware
store, 5211 Main street, Plattsmouth,
says: "About a year ago, I had
pains in my back. I was so lame I
couldn't stoop. My kidneys were
weak and I had a tired, languid feel
ing nearly all the time. Headaches
were common. Doan's Kidney Pills,
procured from Edward Rynott &
Co.'s Drug Store, coon relieved me."
(Statement given April 10, 1912.)
On February 22, 1910, Mr. Kroeh
ler Eaid: "I still hold the same high
estimation of Doan's Kidney Pills to
day a3 I did when I first endorsed
them. It has been several years
since I have had occasion to take a
kidney medicine, which speaks well
for Doan's Kidney Pills."
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pills the same that
Mr. Kroehler has twice publicly rec
ommended Foster-Milbum Co.,
Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
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