The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, November 27, 1916, Page PAGE 4, Image 4

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    MONDAY,. NOVEMBER 27, 1916.
XZbz p(att9nioutb journal
Entered at rostofflce at Plattsmouth. Neb., as second-c'.asa mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
. I heard the brlls on Christ-
I- mas day. their r.M familiar tor- v
al play. And wild and swwi
ihcir words n-iu-at. :f 'Ti-ace
on earth, good will t nun."
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Farmers are coming to town.
: c are as many
: o :
loafers as ever
Ti.i is t- le a hard winter.
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V: . .i-n'Iv stolen sweets are
- i -to
A i-t;- tin' cim t he measured
I v v. Jv.; it costs.
which ?as Iieen intolerable
f..r ;l.ty years. i no better to. lay.
. :o:
It i.- !..w a tiht race between
ulna', and potatoes as u which will
reach the $2 mark f,m.
An eastern v.jr. La invented a nail
le horselv e. t'. i reducing the men
ace to auvr. Me tires-a trifle.
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T) c J'a.-Mars are reported as al
r. having engaged windows from t
:o witness the celebration of
l: y.
Darinr the strenuous times of pros
.: ity a man v.T:o h is a strawberry
apjetite and a prune ircome
p-eity hard luck.
m s
I hi n l over bet -. :
ha - at last exttr. .'
to President l:r.
tion. Put b-tt':- :
' c ' r -. w
The Rriti.-h "tar, '-:,' ' -.
in an nr my's rr, jr. try, "v;a
the .-am e I r I .: ; rr. ' r.
ta!'.k.-" are in under tc:
cum stance?
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A Plattsmoiith : -aloon keeper i- go
ing t quit selling wet goods and start
selling dry goods. You can't keep a
man of that disposition down. Hast
ings Tribune.
According to a health expert, a man
can live for 250 years on bananas.
A safe statement to make, because
nobody would try to live that long on
nothing but bananas.
In order to make limberger inviting
after the beer disappears, an eminent
doctor has discovered that the lim
burtrcr od'r can be extracted bv soak-
ing the :-tu.T in buttermilk over night
Jack London, the noted author, died
very suddenly at his home near Santa
Po-a, Cal. Wednesday evening of
P!en poisoning. We will read no
more f Jack London's interesting
stories Peace to his ashes.
It'.: a wonder to us that the farmers
do not get wise to the cornstalk dis
asc. Every day someone reports the
loss of cattle by turning them in the
cornfield. It is not only this year, but
cattle are lost every year from this
disease. At the price cattle are now
selling it looks to a man up a tree
as though they would stop turning
th'-ir stock in the cornfield:-.
One great mistake of the nationa
i (.'publican committee was to im
Mgine they could formulate public
opinion by full-page advertisement?
in the metionolitan dailies. Every
practical man knows that the metro
politan dallies have very little influ
ence in formulating public opinion
The most effective in this way arc the
smaller country dailies ai d t ie weakly
press. National Tribune.
. 1 .1
wheat shortage and middle-
31 EX.
The 1017 wheat prospects are caus
ing alarm the world ever.- The area
ct winter wheat sown is slightly
larger than last year, but the spring
wheat prospect is gloomy on account
of scarcity of good seed. The same
story conies from Canada a nil Russia,
where on account of the cold climato
only spring wheat can be raised. It is
agreed that the war will probably
continue through the next wheat har
vest and that there will be short
crops both in Russia and Rumania.
The stories of disaster to the Argen
tine wheat crop are not fully credited
at Washington or in New York, but
there is no doubt that there has been
a great shortage there with a very
gloomy outlook for next year's crop
on account of the long continued
drouths. The reports from Argentine
are that the crop of wheat there
amounted to only 3,000,000 bushels,
whereas an average crop would have
been three times as much.
The investigation into food prices
that the government is to make will
,take into consideration a new phase of
the middlemen's profits. It is said
that a bu-hel of potatoes should be
handled at the same cost regardless
of price, except a small additional
amount for the use of increased cap
ital. That is not the way it is done
at present. If the middleman make?
10 per cent on a bu-htl of potatoes
when they are ?1 a bu.-rv.-l, he now
charge-20 wr ccr;. whon tr.c-y are ?2.
ard th -re r.ri s'td-tior-al con except
t r r. i - . t . r c- t-f r'l J '
r-rim tl'mixT. mat
rr-1 ,
v. f-d in dealing
rr.f "':) to th" ":-. t of living. With
a v r. -.. -r. 'ji fx ''; h'j'.h a:; is feared,
r --i ';- r.rt iSj--.'':)','Ay for lower jric?:
of gooM
itiv, . World-Herald.
Y'.-.'. n tf : v. - !.! will begin to go
,". '.',r.r'--. i mc-t-ts 3Ionday, De-
rr r 1.
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Kis.-ir.g a lady on the check is all
right, if you don't get more powder
than you want.
IJefore you forget it do your
Christmas shopping early and get the
pick of the offerings.
During these happy, prosperous
times some men wake up famous,
while a
heep more wake up dead
When a man heralds the loss of hi
valuable dog in print and finds nin
curs camping on his doorstop next
morning, he wonders whether it really
pays to advertise.
Other cities and towns are prepar
ing for a municipal Christmas tree,
and why not Plattsmouth? Last
Christmas a number of towns had
them and they proved of great interest
to the children as well as to the par
paient:-., and in every instance proved
a success.
Thcre is the bitterest recrimination
going on in California as to the re
sponsibility for the loss of that great
state to the democrats. Such regular
republicans as General Harrison Grey
Otis openly charge Governor Iohnson
with selling ou,t the republican party
for Johnson's benefit. Johnson retorts
by saying that the old guard in Cali
fornia drove the progressives into sup
porting Wilson. They managed it so
that no progressive could get near
Hughes at his visit. Hughes made no
mention of Johnson's candidacy in any
cf his speeches, and did not mcc
Johnsoniat all during his tour of Cali
fornia. This was taken as a direc
affront to Johnson and to the progres
sive leaders, and was resented as such
A cable dispatch from Rome to the
New York Herald bears upon the
claim so often advanced during the
campaign 'that under President Wilson
the United States had lost standing
throughout the world. Thomas Nelson
Page, our embassador to Italy, is not
only in position to "know the feeling
of the government to which he is ac-
credited, but he has been able to learn
much at .first hand regarding the view
tivat is held of us by the governments j
of other warring countries. During
his visit to this country not long' be
fore election 3Ir. Page said that the J
notion that the leading men of Europe
did not respect the government of
this country was "the sheerest inven
tion of the imagination." It is evident'
that what he has since learned has
only reinforced that opinion, for Em
bassador Page now says in an inter
view with the World correspondent at
"America never stood higher in the
opinion of foreign governments than
at this moment. I have heard it said
that President Wilson's policy is to be
regarded hereafter as the last expres-
sion in international law; that the
second Lusitanift note deserves to be
written in letters of gold; that so far
from weakening American policy the
president's altitude has caused stead
ily the tlnited States to become more
powerful. Men who think without
passion or prejudice recognise the
oundness of President Wilson's for
eign policy."
After the heat and discussion that
attend upon a national election have
passed away, it is likely to be said
that the greatest national- value of
the verdict which the people have just
rendered lies in the message carried
to other nations that the American
people are standing behind their chief
magistrate in matters that concern
not only the present, but even more
the future of the world. In so far as
Mr. Page correctly understands and
interprets the feeling of European
governments, it must be recognized
that ground which has been gained
was worth keeping. However citizens
may have disagreed regarding candi-
later, there is occasion for satisfac
tion that the people of this country
uivo declared themselves clearly on
matters which affect our international
relationships. The effort to influence
the election verdict in behajf of any
interests outside of our own utterly
failed, and it is clear from the com
ments in foreign newspapers that this
is accepted as strengthening the hands
of the president. That is seen to be
the thing of most consequence.
Springfield Republican.
At the meeting of the Nebraska
Press association in Lincoln last Sat
urday, they adopted a reoragnized
scheme, which, in the future will pro
vide for a paid secretary and increase
the dues to active members to an
amount to be set bv the executive
board. The membership fee will be
SI. 00, and the honorary memberships,
$5.00, to which will be added 2 for
social functions. Active member
must be editors, proprietors or busi
ness managers of papers. An hon
orary membership goes to reporters
and others connected with papers, and
others who seek preferment for of
fice Plattsmouth Journal.
While we are not disposed to quar
rel with the members of the organi
zation it seems that some are dis
poed to make entire change in the
management of the association. The
original intention of the Nebraska
Editorial. association was for the edi
tors to meet, have a social time, get
acquainted and talk "shop." Now it
intcnd.3 to have a meeting once
year, and place the dues so high
that the younger and weaker paper
will be frozen out. It would be better
to stick to the social fide, because in
counties where there is strong com
petition the "gentleman's agreement'
will not amount to much. Nebraska
City News.
Why not try a municipal Christmas
There was begun the other day in
Washington an investigation of the
railroad business of this country that
promises much to those who profes-j
but slight comprehension of the subtle
ties of railroad management and rail
road manipulation, but who are com
pelled to feel in their everyday lives
the burdens that railroads impose up
on the consuming world.
joint commission of congress, cre
ated at the request of the president,
will conduct, the most comprehensive
ventilation of the railroad business
ever undertaken. It will bear upon
every phase of railroading, rates, capi
talization, profits, all details of opera
tion, watering of stocks, wages and
strikes and even government owner
Calamity howling has become so
fashionable among those who profit
from railroad ownership that the peo
ple coujd not help but hold them un
der suspicion. Lack of expert knowl
edge among the masses has enabled
the managers to get away with their
plaints and excite some credence with
them, although the public has main
tained a sullen conviction that it has
been getting the worst of it.
Assuming that the members of the
commission will act in good faith, and
will zealously safeguard the public in
terests, the people may repose some
confidence in the thought that this
weeping investigation may result in
better service and more equitable
rates. If it does not its work must in
the end be regarded as a waste of
talent and energy.
The president has disclosed evi
dences of a deep comprehension of
railroad problems as they involve the
public. He has shown no disposition
to be unfair with the great corpora
tions, but evidenced his determination
to restrain avaracious exactions from
the people. He will hardly do any
thing, or permit anything to be done
by this commission, that will shake
the confidence the masses repose in
Jiim. Lincoln Star.
It is always the losing side that has
the most to say about election frauds.
A self-made man acts as though he
believed all the good material had
been used up.
The price of paper is rising so high
that it will soon be too valuable to
print money on.
Let's quit this "dry" and "wet" dis
tinction. Wre are all "dry. ' Please
pass the grape juice!
Just when you think you are doine
somebody a kind act something turns
up to put a different view on it.
Gus Hyers will remove to eastern
Colorado as soon as his term of of
fice expires as sheriff of Lancaster
county, and engage in the real es
tate and loan business.
Some Nebraska editors arc chronic
pleasure seekers. Maybe that's the
reason they don't get out any better
papers than they do. We believe in
business before pleasure.
A careful check has been made of
all precincts throughout California
and there is no possihilily of Wilson
losing that state. If you have not
paid your election bets prepare to do
so now.
This paper advocated a chautauqua
several years ago, and kept on doing
so for some time after, and we are
glad to sec the Commercial club' take
up the matter even at this late date.
But better late than never, however.
Saur kraut has even advanced 100
per cent. Kraut was once a whole
some food that everybody could masti
catc, but wo suppose now we will
have to use it savingly as with other
high-priced food.
No one man, or any two or three
men are responsible for the great vic
tory won by the democrats of Ne
braska, but to the noble and faithful
democrats of the state and the popu
larity of President Wilson, is where
the credit is due. Give credit to whom
credit is due, and stop all this bosh
about boosting some one or two men
who "want to go up higher."
It would be well for the world of
big business to acknowledge that all
the brains, statesmanship and patriot
ism are not confined within its mem
bership and then act accordingly.
There was a large meeting held in
New Yrork the other day to consider
plans "to reduce Jhe friction between
lahor and capital to a point where the
prostration of industry will not be
caused or threatened." Now that is a
very important thing to consider but
there was not a representative of labor
there. The principal persons present
were Henry Clews, Frederick D. Un
derwood, George Foster "Peabody.
GeSrge W. Perkins, Jacob II. Schiff.
Henry P. Davidson, Frank A. Vander
lip, William R. Willcox, Charles M.
Schwab, Frank W. Woolworth, Felix
31. Warburg, Isaac Seligman and rhil
ip T. Dodge. .
There is just as much brains and
just as much statesmanship among
the producers of this land as there is
among the traders and bankers. When
it is constantly declared that the busi
ness men must get together, as it
was declared at this meeting, and set
tle this dispute between capital and
labor, with no consultation with those
representing the other sicle of the
question, it may be said in advance
that the effort will be a failure.
The Federation of Labor declares
that "The rapid increase in prices of
all necessities of life has brought suf
fering into the homes of millions of
wage earners. Every day this suffer
ing becomes more acute." On th;
other hand there are millions of prof
its being laid away by the traders,
transportation interests and bankers.
It will require the brains of both sides
of this contest to find a remedy. The
two sides are being lined up in larger
force than ever before. A few men
of big business, who act as if they
thought the western line of the United
States was somewhere in the neigh
borhood of Pittsburgh, may imagine
that they can furnish a plan of set
tlement, but they are very much mis
taken. The state that decided the
presidential election against them lies
on the Pacific coast and there are
thirty-seven other states between P.
and Wall street that were of the same
opinion. World-Herald.
The man who is prominent with
suggestions generally does the least
Food Commissioner Harman is now
mad at everybody but himself and
Morehead, and will not be an appli
cant for re-appointment. Good!
If there is anything left after meet
ing the grocer and the butcher and
settling the coal bill, it is excellent ad
vice to do your shopping early.
Usually at'this season of the year
there are plenty of rabbits on the
market, but from some cause or other
they are sure scare upon the market
Sarpy county elected a lady county
superintendent at the late election
When the Journal proposed Miss "Fos
ter for this position in Cass county
some eight years ago, the idea was
hooted at. Now there arc quite u
number of lady superintendents in Ne
braska, from the start made in this
county through the Journal.
This county seat moving business i:
not so easy as it is cracked up to be
A few weeks ago Norfolk tried to
get the county seat away from Madi
son, and failed, and then comes the
failure of an effort to move the county
seat of Polk county from Osceola to
Stromsburg, which was defeated by a
large vote of the taxpayers.
Try Plattsmouth before you go to
Omaha to buy Christmas goods. Your
own merchants always accommodate
you when you need accommodations,
so return these favors by spending
your cash with the home merchants
instead of the Omaha merchants, who
have no interests in Plattsmouth ex
cept to get your money. No credit
goes with them, and you know it.
Then spend your money with those
morchants who accommodate you the
year round, when you havep't got the
money. ...
Children Cry
iiiVira XJ J J J 111 i g
Tlie Kind You Have Always Bought, and ivljieh has been
ia use for over SO years, lias borno the signature of
and has been made under his pcr-
C&&Ttf?-,' sonal supervision since Its infancy.
arjfjr. Allow no one to dec eive you in t!i:3.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-good ' are brfc
Kxperiiuents that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children Experience against I-spcrisicut,.
What is CASTOR! A
Cnsforia is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. Ifc
contains neither Opium, JWorphino nor oCht .'::rcnt;ri
substance, its a so is its guarantee. It destroys Vor:i:.j
and allays l'cvcrishness. For more than thirty years ifc
has been in constant use for the relief of Constipation,
Flatulency, "Wind Colic, all Teething Troubles and
Diarrhoea. It regulates the Stomach and Bowels,
assimilates the Food, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
genuine CASTOR! A always
'Bears the
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Information of Priceless Value to
Every Plattsmouth
How to act in an emergency is
knowledge of inestimable worth, and
this is particulaily true of the disease
and ills of the human body. If you
suffer with kidney backache, urinary
trouble, the advice contained in the
following statement should add a
valuable asset to your store of knowl
edge. What could be more convincing
proof of the efficiency of Doan's Kid
ney Pills than the statement of a
Plattsmouth woman who used them
and who publicly tells of the benefit
Jlrs. Harry Kuhney, Eighth and
Pearl Sts., Plattsmouth, saysf "1
couldn't say anything but good in
praise of Doan's Kidney Pills for I
know from personal experience that
they are all that is claimed of them.
I use Doan's Kidney Tills whenever
my back aches and my kidneys are
not acting as they should and they
never fail to give quick relief. We use
Doan's Kidney Pills in our home
whenever necessary for kidney
trouble and they always give good
Trice 50c,' at all dealers. Don't sim
ply ask for kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Tills the same that
Mrs. Kuhney had.v Foster-Milburn
Co., Prop., Buffalo, N. Y.
A. B. FornotT of near Cullom was in
the city today Ivoking after some
business matters and enjoying a visit
With his friends.
East of.Kiley Hotel.
Coates' Block,
Second Floor
A want ad will bring what you want.
Are you or your sons using proper
trial or professional opportunities in
throusrh Wyoming, Western Nebraska,
Montana? I can put you in touch
sections. Mondell lands are going fast so are the irrigated lands. Deed
lands in Western Nebraska are steadily increasing in value. The towns
the North Platte Valley and the Big
irood business chances. The oil industry of Central Wyoming and the Bi
Horn Basin is very extensive All
scope t)f business openings., The Burlington now.has through service betwee
Nebraska and Casper, Central Wyoming via Alliance and Wendover.
If you
future, either
help you. .
for Fletcher's
L V . -V
Signature of
Washington, Nov. 23. Alfred P.
Thorn, counsel for the railway execu
tives, Saturday pointed to lessons
learned from rigid regulation of rail
roads by European belligerents as
proof that "transportation lies at the
base" of an efficient system of national
Thorn made the declaration before
the joint congressional committee in
vestigating public utilities. His chief
plea was for greater centralization of
regulation of railroads. He reiterated
his declaration that much of the power
held by state commissions should be
given to a centralized federal body.
Thorn suggested the following "chief
features," which the railroads believe
should be incorporated into any sys
tem of regulation adopted by the gov
ernment. The entire power and duty of regu
lation should be in the hands of the
national government, except as to
matters essentially local and in
cidental. As one of the means of accomplish
ing this, a system of federal incorpora
tion should be adopted into which
should be brought all railroad corpora
tions engaged in interstate or foreign
Regulation of the interstate com
mission and creation of a new federal
railroad commission and regional
commission subordinated to it.
Interstate commerce commission
should be given power t prescribe
minimum rates.
Thp nnwpr nf the commission to sus-
.1 i ,.U.,1,1 l i.nnfinnH tr 1 1 V t V 7
peilU lillCa MIUU1U UU lumnii-u w,
days from the time the tariff is fded
instead, of ten months as at present.
The federal government should have
exclusive governmental power to su
pervise issuance of securities by inter
state carriers.
I am now ready to do all kinds of
corn shelling and wood sawing, ('alb
Murray Tel. Exchange. Omar yjJfdj
lcy ll-208twk!y
energies towards finding land, induf
localities adjacent to the Burlington Im
Northeastern Colorado or Southcc
with excellent prospects in any of the!
Horn Basin are all growing and offc
this new money is greatly widening tha
have before you the problem of th
for yourself or for your sons, let m
Immigration Agent, C. B. & Q, R. R.
Farnam 3t., Omaha, Neb.