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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 13, 1916)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER i3, 1916.
The Nehawka Mills
are now Rolling and Manufacturing the
The Popular Cass County Brand of Flour
EVERY SACK GUARANTEED!
Also a Full Line of By Products!
C. D. ST. JOHN, Prop.
JOE MALCOLM, Head Miller.
For Sale by Hatt & Son, Plattsrnouth, Neb.
and Puis & Gansemer, Murray, Neb.
It was some election, but we can't
Ray Mayfield is on the sick list this
Forest Bronson is on the sick list
Emil Denning has been on the sick
list recently, but has almost entirely
George Reichart was attending to
some business matters at the county
Miss Isa Nichols, who teaches at
College Hill, visited her parents near
Greenwood over Sunday.
Miss Alta Schliefert went to Ash
land Friday to visit over Sunday at
the home of her uncle, Fred Bornman.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Stander drove
to Greenwood Sunday to pend the
day with the latter's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. George Berger.
W. A. Wood, who is in the photo
graphic business in . Lincoln, came
down Tuesday to cast his vote. Mr.
Wood's two little daughters are now
living with their maternal grandmoth
er in Grand Junction, Colo. He in
forms us that they are well and doing
nicely in school.
Cass county farmers are meeting
with severe losses from what is termed
corn stalk disease, perhaps for want
of a better name. Martin Sjogren lost
ten head of cattle recently which were
valued at $70 a head. Ira Parker,
living in the same vicinity, lost one
head and Gus Bornemeier of near
Elmwood, is reported to have lost
Emmett Morton is limping on one
foot, the result of running a pitchfork
in his foot.
W. B. Banning and Rae Frans were
-in Nebraska City attending a meeting
of the Keystone Pipe company Mon
Work on the new Baptist church
building is progressing rapidly. The
brick work on the first story is almost
Ed Shoemaker, who has been out
west looking after some auditing of
Farmers' Union books, returned home
All campaign scores should begin
. to heal now, and those throwing bricks
A at each other should begin to realize
that it is all in the game.
Agent G. S. Swanson and family
left this morning for Osceola and Ord,
where they will spend fifteen days
with home folks. Mr. Swanson is
taking his annual vacation.
Everett Hunt is carrying one of his
hands around in a sling and also has
a big cut on his head, the result of
falling off a car Monday night while
riding on the running-board.
John Larsh arrived here the latter
part of the week from New Mexico,
where he has been seeking to better
his health for the past few months
John looks a lot better than when he
was here some time ago.
Creed Harris is no more a liar. He
came in with four ears of the finest
corn that we have seen this year. This
makes him clear to us and also clears
up his name before the readers of the
Ledger. We are beginning to believe
now that Creed can tell the truth if he
We'll bet two to one that the cul
prits who placed that ornamental de
sign on our office door Wednesday
morning are as wet as we ever dared
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to be. The only difference probably
is that we have shown our wetness in
the open while those, in all probabil
ity, who placed the sign, do their's
behind the door.
Ora Dawson of Gandy arrived Tues
day to attend the funeral of his sister-in-law,
Mrs. J. B. Dawson.
Mrs. Emory DeWolf, who had been
visiting her husband's mother, Mrs.
E. J. DeWolf, returned to-Iowa Tues
day. Joe Hall, youngest son of our
former Dr. J. E. Hall of Alexandria,
Ind., was visiting in town a couple of
days this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Benson and
son were Lincoln visitors Saturday.
Mrs. Benson was consulting "a spec
ialist in regard to her health, which
has been very poor of late.
Frank Jameson came in from Chase
county the first of the week, where he
had been shooting prairie dogs. He
said there were a few live ones left
and he went back the next day to fin
ish the job.
Mrs. Ben Nottingham of Tobias,
who had been spending three weeks
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Cappen, returned home Friday morn
ing. She was accompanied as far as
Lincoln b her mother.
John McKay received word the first
of the week that Mrs. N. M. Satchell
of Oskaloosa, la., had been stricken
with paralysis and was not expected
to live. Mrs. Satchell is well known
here bv old settlers as she and her
family lived west of town for many
Casey Pellsbury went to Malvern,
la., Tuesday, to invoice a harness shop
he and his brother have bought there.
The plan now is to move the Pellsbury
Bros.' harness shop from this place to
the Iowa town in the course of a
few weeks. We are sorry to see these
men and the family leave town and
we sincerely hope they may prosper
in their new home.
A recent issue of the Omaha News
contained a snap shot of some of the
Brownell girls who have been taking
part in the "make believe" political
campaign being conducted in the
school, and conspicuous among those
in the group shown was the picture of
Miss Dorothy Murtey. The girls have
carried through a campaign even up
to the point of casting their ballots,
that was just as real as if it were a
"sure nough" campaign. Miss Mur
tey was in a group of Wilson boost
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A bouncing baby girl arrived at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Opp
last Monday week.
R. C. Pollard recently sold another
of his young male pigs to R. E. Don
ahue of Cedar Rapids, la., for $350.
Mrs. Henry Behrns, her daughter,
Sophia, and Miss Lenna McReynolds
were Omaha visitors Saturday.
Mrs. Clayton Rosencrans of Platts
month came down Sunday afternoon
for a short visit with relatives.
Mrs. Stoll of Berlin, Neb., an aunt
of the Duckworth family, is here vis
iting them this week.
Mrs. Otto Carroll has return d from
a trip to Garden City, Kan , where
she went on business.
We demand government ownership
and operation of campaign factories.
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The campaign just closed developed
competition that was simply fierce.
Mrs. F. Burdick, who had been vis
iting her daughters in Omaha for a
few days, returned home Sunday aft
ernoon. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Crom of Nehawka
left Tuesday for DuBois, Neb., to be
present at the wedding of a friend.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ost autoed
down from their home near Ashland
Sunday and spent the day at the Ber
ger home, north of town.
Just about the happiest girl in the
community is Miss Ler.na McReynolds
Upon her return from school Monday
evening she was agreeably surprised
to find in her home a Conservatory
Grand player piano, a gift from her
parents delivered that afternoon by
the Gaskill Music company of Ne
Maud's Best, the champion sow
which Mr. Pollard formerly owned
and which carried off the highest hon
ors at the National Swine show in
Omaha a short time ago, died last
week at some town in Iowa. After
the show in Omaha, Mr. Pollard sole3
this sow to a Mr. Silver of Cantril,
la., for $600. She was on exhibition
at the time of death, and a post mor
tem revealed indigestion as the cause.
& FORTY YEARS AGO.
Thirty-one cars of hogs left Platts
rnouth on the morning train for Chi
cago, one day last month.
A case before Judge Sullivan came
up of a son suing his mother on ac
count of old matters commencing ir.
Grand Master George W. Liniger
Deputy Grand Master R. II. Oakley
and Grand Lecturer Hiram Ryder oi
the Ancient, Free and Accepted Ma
sons, visited this portion of the Ma
sonic world on Tuesday evening, anc
were received by Plattsrnouth lodgt
No. ( in due form. The visit was a
very- pleasant one on both sides. We
congratulate the grand master on his
happy faculty of putting an unpleas
ant but honest truth in the least of
fensive manner. His visit was timely
and is received by the brathren here
as a much needed innovation (practi
cally it is an innovation of previous
custom) beneficial to the officers and
members of the lodge visited and to
the grand officers in thus becoming
better and more personally acquainted
with Masons throughout the state.
We were very much pleased with the
grand master's visit, we don't want In
make him proud, but say squarely, if
he can carry the reforms he now con
templates he will deserve the highest
honors Masonry can offer him now
Another Sad Case.
About 2 o'clock this morning a
young man by the name of Daniel W.
McCurdy arrived in the city from Tip
ton precinct, close to the Cass county
line, for three coffins, in which to lay
away the remains of three boys by
the names of Sterling P. Lewis, aged
12 years, Bennie Hicks, 9 years, and
Eddie Howard, 11 years, who came
to their death by eating what they
thought to be the root of the water
lily. Our informant says that the
Lewis boy had dug up a root of the
water lily yesterday afternoon, sup
posing it to be wild artichoke, and
took it to the house of Mr. Hicks,
where he divided it among the boyrs
above named. They partook of it and
were shortly after taken with spasms,
in which they died. Sterling died in
less than a half hour after eating of
it. and the others in about two hours
afterward. Milk, coffee and other
antidotes failed to have the desired
effect. Dr. Root of Greenwood arrived
shortly after Sterling died. The doc
tor, we learn, is now engaged in ana
lyzing the root. Journal.
The Herald was informed of this
case Tuesday morning, since then Mr.
McElwein tells us another child has
died, making four.
LISTEN AND LOOK.
Go to southwestern Nebraska with
Vallery & Cromwell over the Union
Pacific, eight hours' run from Omaha,
who will then show you through
Keith, Perkins and Chase counties,
and will guarantee nobody to have
any better land and bargains listed.
Our rate from Plattsrnouth, round
trip without any other expense, will
be $14.50. Also have autos to drive
you until you find out what you want.
Leaving Plattsrnouth every Sunday
evening. Phone or write Frank Val
lery, Murray, Neb. tfd&w
George Albert and wife of Sidney,
Mont., who have been here enjoying a
two weeks' visit with relatives and
friends in this city and in Cass
county, departed on the early Bur
lington train for Omaha to spend the
day and from there start on their
J westward trip.
PLAXTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL
URGED TO SAVE
State Railway Commission Cautions
Shippers to Retain Them Till
Rate Fight is Settled..
Shippers in jobbing centers of Ne
raska are urged by the state railway
commission to save all the freight
nils they pay while the fight over
he increased rates which recently
vent into effect is pending, because
f the new schedules are knocked out
hey will then be entitled to recover
'.he excess from the railroads. In a
ulletin issued this week, the state
ailway commission gives the follow
ng account of the rate controversy:
Increased class freight rates went
nto effect in Nebraska on October 25,
ind cover all shipments, other than
hose moving under commodity rates,
letween johing centers in Nebraska
and all sections in this state. These
ates will remain in force for an in
The increases are very substantial,
as shippers will soon discover. The
estimated increase in these rates for
Nebraska is from 10 to 100 per cent,
lepending in the distance hauled and
nticles shipped. These increases af-
"ect such a volume of traffic that if
L.hey remain in force a year it will
Tiean added freight charges to the
leople of Nebraska approximating
It should be understood that these
ate increases do not as yet affect
hipments between towns not known
'.s jobbing centers. An application
has been made to the Nebraska com
mission to have the commission-made
ates of 1914 cancelled as to these out
ide towns, but the commission has
not acted on the application.
Protests are already beginning to
lour in upon the commission against
hese increased charges. In some in
stances the commission is blamed, the
'dea of the complainant shipper being
hat the increases were alolwed by
'he Nebraska commission. In other
"nstances the complaint goes to the
lestructive effects of the new rates
.nd includes an appeal to the Ne
braska commission for aid.
The steps by which the present
lass freight rates in their increased
imount were brought about ought to
')e fairly well known to the people of
Nebraska by this time as there has
jeen considerable publicity to the liti
gation which has accompanied the ad
vancing purpose of the Nebraska car
riers. Not Work for State Body.
The commission finds it necessary,
however, in view of the complaint be
"ng lodged with it to state again that
the advances made were in spite of
the protest and the vigorous opposi
tion of the Nebraska commission and
the federal court, and carriers have
succeeded tempoiarily in installing the
new rates. The fomrmr-.-ion'i position
has been and is that the rates are not
warranted, that the Interstate Com
merce commission erred in its reason
ing on the finding by which the. car
riers have been enabled to push up
The history of events in October
leading up to the present situation
can be briefly stated. After the car
ilsrs had prepared t.it'.r scheme of
'ates, based on the Tnierstuie Com
merce commission's d-.,?.-i r, and had
petitioned the Nebraska commission to
cancel all the state-m-ule rates and
Nebraska classification No. 1, an ap
plication wr.s made by 1 lie carriers to
Ibe federal couit for a restraining or
der against the commissi -.1 to prevent
it from interfering wirh the new
scheme of rates. Th commission ap
peared before th? con-: at Sioux Falls,
S. D., and challenged jmir.dk tion un
der the circumstances. The court took
jurisdiction and set a date for fur
ther hearing at Omaha on October 10
before a circuit judge and two district
judges of the federal court.
At that hearing the Nebraska com
mission resisted the efforts of the car
riers to secure a temporary injunction
against the state authorities, but lost.
The court issued a temporary injunc
tion against the shippers in general
forbidding them to interfere in any
manner with these higher rates, which
went into effect October 25, until after
the case had been heard on its merits.
At the same time, the court required
a bond from each carrier in the sum
of $50,000, out of which, in case the
railway company lost their suit, the
shippers are to be reimbersed for the
higher freight rates paid. (
Still to Be Tried Out.
This case will come on for hearing
the latter part of November or in De
cember before the federal court on its
merits and the Nebraska commission
will there make its fight against the
higher rates. Very likely, no matter
what the position of the lower court
is, the case will . be carried to the
United States supreme court. In the
meantime the higher rates will remain
in effect, covered by bond from time
to time in sufficient amount to pro
tect shippers during the litigation.
Nebraska jobbers at interior points
objected vigorously against the new
rates, alleging that they would put
them under a serious handicap, or else
would actually put them out of busi
ness. Petitions for suspension of the
new i ates were filed by these jobbers,
with the Interstate Commerce commis
sion, which rejected the prayer to hold
up the new scheme until after a re
hearing. Meanwhile the higher rates are be
ing charged and are being collected
against all classes of freight moving
either from or to the jobbing centers
of the state.
Shippers are urged to retain their
freight bills on goods received from
or shipped to Kansas City, St. Joseph,
Atchison, Council Eluffs, Sioux City,
Omaha, Plattsrnouth, Nebraska City,
Fremont, Lincoln, Norfolk, Beatrice,
Columbus, Hastings, Grand Island and
Kearnev until after the settlement of
the litigation and the final determina
tion whether or not these increased
rates shall stand. If they do not
stand a refund will be due to each
IN FRANCE AND
ALSO IN RUSSIA
Germans Enter and Hold Russian Po
sition Slavs Gain Danube
London, Nov. 12. Violent fighting
is again in progress at various points
on eastern and western fronts, but no
great damage in the positions of the
opposing armies has yet been report
ed. General Haig's men, in an attack
on the Thiepval-courcelette area, Lon
don relates, has taken 1,000 ards of
the Regina trench. The other portion
cf this trench was taken October 21.
Berlin says that only a small portion
of an advanced trench was entered.
Crown Prince Rupprecht failed in
an attack against the French lines in
the neighborhood of Denicourt, south
of the Somme, Paris records. Berlin
states that a French attack in the
Sailly-Saillisel sector was repulsed.
In aerial combats on the western front
the Germans' brought down ten en
tente aeroplanes and the French put
five German machines out of action.
Petrograd says that parts of trench
es near Skrobowa, northeast of Bar
anovichi, taken by the Germans, have
been recaptured by the Russians, but
Berlin asesrts that all attacks in that
sector were repulsed.
On the Narayuvka front the Ger
mans entered a Rusian position, Ber
lin claims, and held it against five
.ounter attacks. Petrograd, however,
says that German attacks in this re
gion were, repulsed.
Russian and Rumanian advances
in Dcbrudja, toward the Tchernavoda-
Constanza railway line, continue
Petrograd reports the occupation of
two more towns along the Danube be
tween Hirsova and Tchernavoda. A
belated official report from Sofia ad
mits entente successes, but Berlin con
tinues to report no change in the area
under Field Marshal von Mackensen's
control. Unofficially, it is reported,
Von Mackensen has been driven back
to the railway line.
Both the Austro-Germans and Ru
manians claim successes along the
South of Predeal Berlin records an
advance for Archduke Charles, while
Bucharest claims the capture of a
trench near Dragoslavle and of Mount
Frurtzile on the left bank of, the Alt
Official reports indicate a renewal
of activity on the Macedonian front
north of the river Cerna. In the re
gion south of Polog, Berlin says, the
entente trcops have gained some
ground. Except for a small Italian
advance on the Carso, there has been
no activity of moment on the Austro
When a cold hangs on as often hap
pens, or when you have hardly got
ten over one cold before you contract
another, lookout for you are liable to
contract some very serious disease.
This succession of colds weakens the
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you are very much more liable to con
tract chronic catarrh, pneumonia or
consumption. Cure your cold while
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Every day ve are showim& more
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the best men's shoes made priced at
$5.50 and up.
OF FINAL VICTORY
Chancellor Expresses Confidence That
Allies Will Co Down to
Official Declares German People Are
Fighting for Their National
Amsterdam, Nov. 10. (Via Lon
don.) Chancellor von Bethmann-IIoll-weg,
in his speech before the Reich
stag committee yesterday, expressed
the conviction that Germany was cer
tain of final victory. The chancellor
is quoted in reports published here as
"England and France in 1915 guar
anteed to Russia tentorial rule over
Constantinople, the Bosphorus and the
western shores of the Dardanelles
with its Hinterland, while Asia Minor
was to be divided among members of
the entente. The annexation inten
tions of our enemies include Alsace
Lorraine, which the League of Peace
is to guarantee them. Such a policy,
of course cannot form a basis for an
effective peace union. Germany, is
ready at all times to join a union of
the peoples and even to place herself
at the head of such a union to restrain
a disturber of the peace. Not in the
shadow of Prussian militarism did the
world live before the war, but in the
shadow of a policy of isolation which
was to keep Germany down.
"Against this policy, whether it ap
pears diplomatically as an encircle
ment, military as a war of destruc
tion or economically as world boycott,
we, from the beginning, were on the
defensive. The German people wage
this war as a defensive war for the
safety' of its national existence, for
its free development. We never pre
tended anything else, never intended
anything else. Not otherwise can be
expected this display of gigantic force,
this inexhaustible heroism unexam
pled in all human history.
"The enemy obstinately wills to war
with the calling up of military mater
ial and auxiliary forces from all parts
of the world. These efforts harden our
resistance to still a greater determina
tion. Whatever England can still
bring up of strength and England's
command of strength has its limits
it is predestined to fail before our will
"This will is unconquerable, and we
await the enemy's recognition, and
are confident that this recognition
Sales bills done quickly at the
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We term it
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SIGNS OF DANGER
That Should He Heeded by Platts
There's serious danger in neglect
ing any weaknc? of the kidneys. The
warning that nature gives should not
be overlooked. If troubled by too fre
quent passage of the kidney secre
tions; burning or scalding; if the
secretions are highly colored and
contain sediment when left standing
if you have backaches, too, with
frequent headaches and dizziness,
make up your mind that your kid
neys are affected and begin u.-ing
some reliable kidney remedy. Deaths
from kidney disease have increased in
the United States alone, 72 per cent
in the last 20 years. The risk is great
you can't aford to delay. Platts
rnouth people rercommend Doan's
Kidney Pills. Can you ask for better
proof of merit than the statement
of this Plattsrnouth resident?
Mrs. J. M. Hiber, 1403 Vine St.,
Plattsrnouth, says: "Once in awhile I
get a dull ache across my kidneys,
but a few doses of Doan's Kidney
Pills soon overcomes this trouble. I
cculdn't recommend a better medi
cine for backache and kidney com
plaint." Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pills the same that
Mrs. Hiber had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
Hair work and hair dressing to or
der. Ladies, bring your combings.
Patronage appreciated. Call at rooms
upstairs in Gorder BIJg. Mrs. J. R.
Mershon, late of Des Moines, la.
Milk in Winter.
Why do your cows give less milk
in winter than they do in summer?
Just because nature does not sup
ply them with grasses and green
food. But we have come to the as
sistance of Daie Nature with B. A.
Thomas Stock Remedy which con
tains the very ingredients that the
green fe?d supplies in season, only,
of course, in a more highly concen
trated form. We guarantee that this
remedy will make your cows give more
milk, and better milk with the same
II. M. Soennichsen.
Puis & Gansemer.
GuyT Crook who has been here vis
iting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
B. F. Cronk, departed this morning
for the state capital where he is en
gaged in the insurance business.
Base burner and kitchen rang4, in
good condition. J. E. Mason.
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