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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1916.
Cbc piattsmoutb journal
PUBLISUKD 8EHI-WEEKLT AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA.
.Entered at rostoffice at Plattmouth. Neb., as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
THOUGHT FOR TODAY. . -J
Even in the anxieties cf life,
when we are like pilgrims walk- v
ing with peas in our shoes, still l
there is the scent of flowers, the
:,rr.g cf the birds, and the sweet
buhl ef heaven about our path, v
Thanksgiving turkeys are roosting
Good weather for corn husking.
Merchants are picparing for the
The farmers are about as happy as
thev want to be.
Doing popular consists largely in I
remembering what to forget.
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'it takes more than a visit f:Iil
wife's mother sometimes, to "ake a
'':' :o: ,
Usually at s the
, , ,he sophomore who
haed, when it j-. I"t 1
needs it the r..o?t. '
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y-, so(Hl Samaritan didn't wait to
Introduced to the man who had
f:;.': among thieves.
ft'.- awful hard for the average man
U I "'k i'to a mirror and believe that
hf was once a cute baby.
The enthusiastic war correspondents
haven't explained yet why tho-c tor
lible British "Tanks' haven't gone
right into Berlin.
. The fashion experts say lhc;e will
be no freak men's styles next year.
And here we are just getting used to
carrying our hats on our ears.
Contentment is seldom a matter of
cash. Wealth adds to worry; and the
man with enough to satisfy his needs
is rich beyond his understanding.
It pleases a man to know that his
acquaintances regard him a humding
er, although he is pretty well con
vinced that he is only a stuffgullopcr.
There are several prominent demo
crats being boosted for United States
senator two years hence, but we will
pick Attorney General Reed as a win
If the railroad magnates really
wanted to, they could help out the
eight-hour principle 'considerably by
not stopping their passenger trains
for thirty minutes in towns where
there is nothing for the passengers to
If Miss Jeanette Rankin, elected to
t:;grcss from Montana, can ''hold her
own" among all those fellows who will
be as-ociatrd with her, she will be a
courageous woman. If 'he is an old
maid rhc will be aide to do it.-
Many applications are already being
received by Governor-elect Neville for
po.-itior.s within his gift. There are
pet haps some positions thn will pay
one to accept, but there are others
that will not pay a man who has a
good job at home to forsake. And
theie you are. The iika of holding
an oTi e is all there is in it.
The truth is that the wheat situa
tion i.3 net nearly so potent a thing in
the high cost of living' as is the com
bination to raise the price of other
things. Manufactured articles are be-in-
sold at war time prices, when
there is not near the demand for them
that would cause the rise in prices.
The opportunity to do il is v.here the
"A REAL SENATOR.
About a year ago Senator Hitchcock
wrote the Argus editor that he would
rather be a real senator six years than
a bump on a log and a trimmer eight
ecn years. The tremendous majority
the people of Nebraska have given
him for re-election is proof that the
virile people of the west believe a
Senator Hitchcock does. He has been
assailed by foes 'from without a"
from within his party and has never
been heard to utter a comprint, no
matter how cruel, fale er unjust the
attacks were or where they came
The president a"-' ,iis advisers pre
pared the fraim""" of a """king law
that might avoid disastrous panics,
fostered s"A carried through by Wall
street, fnd asked the senate and house
cf rcj"'e5er;tatvcs cltne it so that
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1 j ii(JIU lit- ii.n.tf:Jt. ociuiiur iii'.tu-
cock stood almost alone in his efforts
1 get important additions, succeeding
in some, failing in others. For this
he was traduced at home unstintingly,
but he did not falter.
At a time when President Wilson
informed congress that the country
was inadequately provided for protect
ticn, and asked the means to prepare
for defense-that he saw clearly was
needed, Senator Hitchcock's constit
uents, in their great opposition to war,
failed to see that our great peace
president could not be forced into a
war of aggression, but required only
means of policing and defending our
nation. They must know now that he
was right, but of our entire delegation
in congress, Senator Hitchcock stood
alone supporting the president in the
critical period the country was pass
ing through. To support the measure
was unpopular in Nebraska, especially
among the Germans v.ho were very
friendly to the senator, but the vote
of Senator Hitchcock was found on
the right side every time.
The great vote of approval given
Senator Hitchcock that brought him
victory over an acknowledged able, and
clean republican opponent, is a compli
ment to the intelligence and patriot
ism of the citizens of Nebraska as
well as a just acknowledgement of the
unselfish labors of Senator Hitchcock
in our behalf. In honoring Senator
Hitchcock by the magnificent vote he
has been given, Nebraska has honored
herself and notified the world that an
intelligent and progressive people can
arise above the petty things that dis
tract local partisanship. Albion Ar
At Hie meeting of the Nebraska
Press association in Lincoln last Sat
urday, they adopted a re-organization
scheme, which, in tha future will pro
vide for a paid secretary and increase
the dues to active members to an
amount to be set by the executive
board. The membership fee will be
1.00 and the honorary memberships
$o, to which will be added S2 for so
cial functions. Active members must
he editors, proprietors or business
managers of papers. An honorary
membership goes to reporters and oth
ers connected with papers, and others
who seek preferment-for office. This
is just what the writer worked for for
years down in Missouri. The honor
ary membership should have been cut
out, also, for there is where the office
seeker gets in his work with the news
It is nolv said that the Anti-Saloon
league will continue in business right
along to see that the prohibition j chairman of the republican state corn
amendment is enforced. Carson will ! nittce at the suggestion cf Judge
draw his regular salary with no sa
loons to look after when the first of
2!ay comes". ' 'Some' people, in Lincoln..
even, believe that Carson was not in
favor of. the amendment, and really
wanted it defeated at the polls.
Not very long now.
Toor old T. Urkey is doomed.
Do your Christmas shopping early.
Shooting matches are now in order.
Five weeks from Monday tii! Christ
You can't be a very busy man if
it seems a long time' till the note falls
We will soon have more petticoats
in 'congress "and don't you forget
It takes more money to live as you
want to than it does to live as you
If yon win a bet it is called : pecu
lation, but if you loose jt is called
If there is any reason why the farm
ers should not give thanks v.e would
like to know it.
You don't have to be a hypnotist to
get your mind concentrated on a good
Few people are big enough to go
it alone. It is necessary to convince
others that your cause is just.
The Journal is one of the' papers
that is against the embargo, except
perhaps an embargo on arms. '
Capital against labor the fight ha :
about come to that, and may prove
more serious than contemplated.
If you are honest and have a good
character, you don't have to think
much of the hereafter. These are suf
ficient to pass you through the world.
If Lou Langhorst is to be made
food commissioner, what is to become
of Governor Morehcad's pet, Clarence
Harman? Some men can't exist with
out an office.
The majority for Wilson in Califor
nia is nearly 1,000. Enough, however,
for all practical purposes. Maybe Mr.
Hughes will now congratulate Presi
No rough-neck male student would
have cared to introduce the iikele'e as
an instrument of torture in college
hazings. It remained for the co-ed
girls to do that.
As a campaigner Teddy Roosevelt
was a very week sister in the cam
paign. He knows it, however, as well j
as we do, and perhaps will now re
tire to private life.
Omaha seems to be the busiest city
in the world, when it comes to auto
stealing. They even visit the garages
of home residents and take cars by
breaking locks even to get them.
An invention has just been created
that promises to do away with black
and white motion pictures at least
the discoverer of the new process
makes that claim for it. This will
give the true color to everything, and
thus make the photo play more real
istic. :n :
The doubling and tiipling prices in
many instances is coming purely from
the fact that factories 'are taking ad
vantage of the "price is raised be
cause of the war" plea and there is
no justice about it. There is a rem
edy for this, and congress has the
power to remedy it, and ought to do it.
The school bonds carried at the re
cent election in Havelock, and that
city will boast a $75,000 school build
ing. At the time the $1Q,00() propo
rition was defeated down here, the
proposition for $75,000 was also de
feated in Havelock, but m the la.t
election it carrJ by a g' ed mijOiity.
Chairman Beach, who vras made
Sutton, late republican candidate for -
governor, puts a great deal cf the
blcimc upon the Lincoln State Journal j
for the defeat or the utter rout cf ,
republicans in Nebraska. We are not
surpris2d at this complaint.
WIPE IT OUT.
It ha.: been conservatively esti
mated that during the lat campaign
j the republican national committee
expended more thr.n 5,000,000 for the
one item cf newspaper and mr.gaiine
! advertising. frequently we hear
people express surprise that the dem
ociatic national committee did. not ty
and -meet the Kill-page arguments of
the enemy by the same kind of argu
ments. The rcaion appeared in the
fact that with very few exceptions
there were no large contributors to
the Wilson campaign fund, practically
all the contributions ccming from the
people cf moderate means, while the
republican national committee, being
in touch with Wall street and the
manufacturers of war munitions in
the eastern states, seemed to have the
largest campaign fund ever raised in
And now at the close of the cam
paign the democratic national commit
tee needs money to meet absolutely
ncccssaiy expenses during the cam
paign. For the payment of this de
ficiency the officer:.; and members of
the committee pledged their private
credit, and they must pay the bills
unless the democrats of the nation
shall come to their relief. As a mat
ter of honor that deficiency should be
wiped out at once by the voluntary
cent: ibutions of the people who be
lieve that the re-election of Wood row
Wilson was a good thing for the
country. The Telegram hopes the
democrats of Nebraska will do their
part, because we should never forget
that to the strength of the name ef
Woodrow Wilson belongs the crcd't
of the national and state victory in
Nebraska. We suggest that every
democratic newspaper in the state
immediately call for voluntary contri
butions to the fund for the aid cf the
democratic national committee in win
ing out the campaign debt. The Tele
gram will receive such contribution.-,
r.r d we tiust they may be libera!. Re
publican friends who rej:ice with us
in the peace and prosperity guaran
teed by the re-election of President
Wilson are invited to share in the
wo: k of meeting the expense of the
committee. Let the contributions be
snail, but let them be many and quick.
If the democrats of Nebraska will
eontribie an average of 10 cents each,
then Nebraska will have done !vr
share. Columbus Telegram.
THE MERE MIND.
In declaring war on short skirts,
silk stockings and low cut waists the
good mothers of Ileloit, Wis., prefer
the withering charge that the average
high school girl spends too much time
in improving her clothes and not
enough in improving her mind. Where
fore this bold assumption that an im
proved mind is a useful article meas
ured by the present standards? It
does net help one to catch a mate, it
has no part in one's fitness to appre
ciate the movies, it is of no service in
driving an auto, it is a handicap in
society, it does not assist one in sell
ing prunes, it is more apt to land one
on the minority side in politics; in
short, it docs not enable one to show
off worth a continental or even to have
a good time.
If the Deloit mothers expect to in
fluence their daughters in ways of
,i ighteoueness and high-buttoned
frocks they must appeal to something
more r.ubslantlal than improvement of
the mind. St. Paul Pioneer Prc::s.
IJaby Had Whooping Cough.
Mrs. Sam C. Small, Clayton, N. II..
writes: "My grandson had whooping
cough when he was three months old.
We used Foley's Honoy and Tar and I
believe it saved his life. He is now
big and fat." Foley's Honey and Tar
is a fine thing to have in the house
for whooping cough, croup, coughs,
colds. Sold everywhere.
You will find a tew mighty nice
Thanksgiving Cards at the Journal
office this year.
CAST R I A
Fcr Infants and Children
In Use For Ovsr 30 Years
if AN TA
Commoner Addresses Dry Federation
of -Windy City On Pro
hibition. Chicago, Nov. 20. WUlinm J.Jb yan
will plunge into his four-year national
prohibition fight today with an ad
dress before the Chicago Dry Federa
tion. Bryan's rpeech here i ; the opening
cf a campaign to make Chicago dry
Before he is through Ihe commoner
plans to force an anii-boozs plank,
irdo the platforms- of both big parties.
"1 believe that prohibition will be
the paramount i-sue in IU20. Unlcs:;
the amendment is made before that, it
will probably be submitted in 1020.
It is even possible that it may pass
this winter. The democratic party is
in a position now to take up the sub
ject and the republicans may be com
In commenting upon the re-election
cf President Wilson, Bryan said:
"I am very much gratified at the
result. It. lias put an end to the super
stition that no victory could be won
without New York. The belief that
New York's vote was necessary has
had a refraining influence for a gen
ciation up to this administration. The
country will now feel free to legis
late as it pleases and New York will
be treated as other sections."
More snow coming.
Next Thurrday is Thunksgi.ing.
There v ill be plenty of tuikeys on
President Wilson carried Nebraska
by 41,0".; over Hughes.
The freight car shortage in't im
proving, so as to be noticed.
Nebraska cast the largest vote in
tl:..' history of the state November 7.
"The price of oysters is to be in
ri eared 10 per cent. The war has re
duced the price cf shells, we presume.
"Let well enough alone," is an old
proverb, but our observation is that
humanity simply car.'t resist the
temptation t-j take ft to pieces to look
at the win k-.
The many automobile accidents
prove nothing against the machine it
self, but the eternal vijcilance neces
sary to prevent them.
Actions and appearances are some
times deceitful. Many a man has
masqueraded as a fool for the purpose
of fooling other people.
Most of the typewriters now in lire
weie made bVfcre the war began,
which is doubtless the reason why so
few of them have exclamation marks
on their keyboards.
The importance of getting the
weather under control at once and j
keeping it the"e, cannot be cxagerated.
Just think of the things that are
scheduled to happen!
President Wilson is to receive a
l-.verd.y-fivc pound turkey for hi?
Thanksgiving dinner, and they say
this fine- American bird i sent from
Nebraska, too. Good enough!
Attorney General Heed will nol
rrr.k" any changes in the cla: lea! force
of hi:: office. Mil's Jsephino Murphy
of this city js an ornpiove of .General
Reed's office, and of course will b" re
tained, if she desires to remain.
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There is no cause to get alarmed
about the state house. The h;d! of
the house of representatives is in just
as good condition today as it was
eight years ago, when we were a
member of the house. There was some
talk then about its falling, but it soon
blew over, and the house proceeded
very calmly with it.-, business and ths
members did not seem very anxious
to go home, as the most cf' them re
mained for two weeks heyend the time
limit without pay.
FOR SA.LE A second hand 'sewing
machine. Call Fhone No. 405-J.
ALVO NEWS ITEMS
. Mis. Irene Stout was in Lincoln
John Foreman visited over Sunday
J. A. Shaffer went to South Bend
Morgan Cm yea went to Lincoln on
Mrs. T. MeKinney returin-d Tuesday
The Rock Island inspectors were in
C. R. Jordan was in Lincoln Fridav
Jchn Skinner wv.s
Lem Foreman of
'spent Monday in A:vo
in Lincoln on
S. C. Boyh s received a car of cat
tie to feed Wednesday
Iiss Gsace Bailey returned on No
H Friday from Lincoln
Roy Armstrong made a business
trip to Lincoln Saturday,
L. B. Appleman and son, Clifford
autced to Lincoln Monday.
Miss Alice Kellogg and Miss Emma
Jr.rdan were in Lincoln Friday.
;vi,ss i ia jjoyies was a passenger
on No. 17 Fiiday for Lincoln
visited his mother in
Omaha Monday and Tuesday.
P. J. Linch and Dr. L. Muir were
in Lincoln on business Friday.
-u s. i.'. A. Kailey was a passenger
on No. IS Monday for Omaha.
Mrs. F. H. Weinman and Mrs. G. P.
Kahlcr were in Lincoln Monday.
Mrs. Eli -Coon and children visitci
a few Jays in Lincoln this week.
Rev. M. A. Keith, who is visiting
hi Montana, wii! be home Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Castle Shaffer re
turned Monday evening from Omaha
Mrs. Herbert Moore and daughter,
Bkinche, were Omaha visitors Mon
Miss Plum of York, was a guest of
?diss Alta Linch Saturday and Sun
The Mises Vera and Marie Prouty
vi.-itcd the Elm wood High school Mon
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kitzcl were pas
sengers to Lincoln Wednesday on
. C. R. Jordan started for Cairo
Tuesday to look after his farm in
The Mothers' council met Tuesday
afternoon at the "home of Mrs. Chas.
Mr. and M;s. S. II. Johnson and
Grandma Johnson motored to Bennett
Mr. and M's. F. M. Prouty were
Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Miss Sadie Dullenty of Lincoln was
a veH;-end guest of Mr. and Mrs. W.
Mr. and Mrs. Sehuester of Murdock
were Sunday guests of Mr. ami Mrs.
Joe Par.ell. '
Harry A.ppleman and S. C. Boylcs
went to Lincoln on school business
Mrs. J. A. Sloller of Lincoln vis
ited from Fiiday till Sunday with Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Jordan and Miss-
Grace Bailey were pasrengers for Lin
Miss Lulu Prouty of Washington, is
spending the week with her cousin,
Miss Lulu Prouty of Davenport,
Wash., visited last week at the F. M.
Mrs. Clarence Curyca and daughter,
Miss Lillian, were in Lincoln between
'. Henry Snoko and wife of Eagle
were gu-ts of Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Mrs. F. W. McManus and son,
FranklinT were fn Lincoln between
t: ains Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lauritsen and children
:i ilord to Ruskin Sunday to visit rela
tive:; and friends.
Miss Ruth Bailey is at home this
week on account of a case of scarlet
fever in her district.
Mrs. J. H. Stroemer visited Satur
day and Sunday with her daughter,
Miss Marie, at Lincoln.
Mrs. G. I'. Foreman visiteil her
daughter, Mrs. Bobbitt in Lincoln,
fiom Monday till Wednesday.
There was no, school Monday
teachers' visiting day. The teachers
here visited schools in Lincoln.
W. B. .and John Linch of Omaha
rpent Friday night -with P. J. Linch,
cn route from Lincoln to Omaha.
llany Parsell has gone to Constan
tine, Mj,?h., to accompany his mother
here, where she will make her home.
Mrs. Minnie Bcbbitt cf Lincoln and
Mhs Elizabeth Phillips of Albion,
I" eb., spent Friday night at the home
o" the former's parents, Mr. and. Mrs.
G. P. Foreman.
Dr. Shoemaker of Lincoln was in
town Tuesday to seeMrs. Liza Craig,
who has been ill for some time past.
Messrs C. C. Bucknell, L. Muir and
Perry Cook visited the former's son,
George Bucknell, at Sterling, Sunday
Mrs. G. P. Foreman entertained the
Woman's Reading club last Thursday
afternoon. All had an enjoyable time.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rosenow vis
ited Saturday and Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. William Rosenow, near Elm
wood. Joe Foreman came home from
Stewart, Neb., Friday evening, return
ing there with cattle via Omaha on
Mrs. Irene Stout and son, Miss
Florence MeKinney and Glenn Lewis
motored to Chapman Saturday for a
few days' visit.
The Epworth league will give a
program and box soal in Jord.in's
hall Fiiday evening, November ,2 Ith.
Elmer Boylcs of Elm wood visite 1
his mother, Mrs. R. A. Boyles, Sun
day. Mrs. Boyles returned home with
him for a week's visit.
Tcm Sutton returned to his home at
Chappell, Neb., Saturday, via Omaha,
after : pending some time here with
his father, who is in poor health.
Miss Hazel Bobbitt of Lincoln arid
Alvin Cashmer of University Place
visited from Friday till Sunday with
the Mises Vera and Marie Prouty.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Coatman and
children visited Sunday at Nehav.ka,
the latter remaining until Tuesday,
visiting Weeping Water en route
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Cashner of Uni
versity Place autoed down Sunday
afternoon to spend a few hours with
the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Margaret and Reginald Roper of
University Flace, spent the week-end
with Aurel and Charles Foreman.
Their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Roper, autoed down Sunday and all
returned home Sunday evening.
There will be a box social at Bush-
bury school house (Dist. 44) on Wed
nesday evening, November 2'J. Every
one is invited. Ladies' bring boxes.
Bushbury is one mile north and three
and one-half miles east of Alvo. Miss
Laura Parsell is teacher.
ft FIFTY L
While Si ir Line Think Ship Was the
Britannic of Their Line.
London, Nov. 22. The British hos
ital ship Biitannic, probably the
White Star liner of that name and
one of the biggest ships afloat, was
sunk in the Zea channel of the Aegean
The admiralty announcement de
clared the vessel had been sunk by a
mine or torpedo.
Of those aboard about fifty 'were,
ost, twenty-eight were injured and
1,103 saved. ,
The Britannic was a steel triplc-
serew steamship of 48,158 tons the
iggest British ship now afloat. She
was built for the White Star line's
passenger service, being finished only
last year, but was requisitioned by
the British government for use as a
The Zea channel where the ship
was lost is a bit of water between
the mainland of Greece and the island
of Zea. From this it is safe to assume
that the Britannic was bringing back
wounded from Saloniki.
OPliLIST AND PROGRESSIVE
PARTIES ARE NO MORE
Dinecln, Neb., Nov. 22. Two pnlit.i
1 parties passed out of existence i;;
Ncbiaska at the November election,
complete official returns at the office
of Secretary of State Pool show. Here
after the progressive and populist par
ties will be unable to secure a place
on the Nebraska ballot.
The populist party pasesd out of
existence in all other states a number
of years ago, but here it has been
maintained on paper until the present
The last remnant of the once power
ful party that carried half a dozen
state: in the election of 1892; that at
cne time had a half dozen United
States senators and over twenty mem
bers of congress, ha disappeared.
The progressives had one presiden
tial elector on' the ballot this year,
and he failed to poll the required 1 per
cent of the total vote to retain a place
on the ballot.
Victrolas $15 to $150. Records and
needles. J. W. Crabill. 10-17-d&w.
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