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PLATTSMOUTO SFMf-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1916.
tZhz plattsmoutb Journal
PIBUSHi:!) SE3II-WI-XKLY AT I'LATTSMOl Til, NEHHASK A,
Entered at Postoffice at Plattsmouth. Neb., as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
IIHJCKIITIU.H rillCKi fl.50
THOUGHT FOK TODAY.
Love, hope, fear, faiih these
m:s!.e humanity, these are its
-I- s?-n and note ami character.
Dmi'l delay, Iut do it today.
If you have anything to :-ay. out
with it. Don't stand around and grum
Yoa d-.-.t f
'y real v. hnt a j
u ;:( until you get !
.- p'-ed d: m.-:i
St:v.- )ic. p'e aie r.l.ays talking
?.b..ut what tiny are going to do, but
ne-cr take nciicr..
(l.viii'nr-t'cct Neville will have
about ad hi- apr.oItii.nier ? nude Le
f mi he i:vdi:-tc(l into o!7Ve. That"?
? o:- r cap
If one hr:g
f: m. pet nle 1
r-tny there. Ii
ask what h di
ike place lie fame
why be didn't '
h knocks en it, they
,1 tlr.it he hud to leave,
." ! ;a-k;'., one of the greatest statc-o
:! tho Ur.ior, r.;-eds a new caritol, so
heL- the use of henimins; and haw
ing r.bout it. Let us get to work and
commence the erection next season.
?rrr,i' people advocate the raising of
P-.dgian haro as a means of reducing
the high price of meats. F-elgian hare
are ;.: tty god c.-.t'.ig ;md might have
.-ome cfect in that direction.
A N'.'.v .Tcr?ey n :-.n paid his wife
Shi ap'ece f.r kis. s. That's ju.-t how
far a man will allow himself to be
vi.-timi".:e !. when he !k lieves things are
h: -'n on account of the war.
Theic has of late been much rt -fere-ace
to thifv.'s that a?7o.d "food for
th'-opht." ar.d to be perfectly frank
that is about the only ch ap feed to
-d at this writlr.g. Wbh the
rr.inl.'.-'s of our h.ourch Id could get
::!,-": with hind.
The boycf.tt in the cast brought tur-ley-.
down off their high r. : t, and
f-f.m present indications the Christmas
tui key won't rr-ost so high. There are
r.vi'iy ways of rlchmlng a cat, and the
boycott K o::e of them. People dor.'t
l ave t loiv; turkoy.
v:.n.'' cams Ui e now
n a ' in a t rruiiruiar or heait
: ''-.dc, ."-u th'-y are more easily
i . ?, i!-d. V.-.J. a (aid s.hurk can handle
th m in any o'd way. It makes iu
S'"iimi s Independence is a great
tb'ng, and other thru it is not. I'onie
niv'N are so independent 'hat they do
v.' t pay any attention to a statement
v.h- u martd them and let the matte"
drag along until they get good and
'v to !".'.; after
This is exactly
wha.t riiin-- a. man's credit. The man
who is pooetual hi meeting his oblign
t:e.r:s is the man who en joy j the con!:
den':e of hi; fvllowmen.
Tlvc'y ci'y in Nebra'kn is proiu! of
sc iior 1 built'i.og , the mo.- t of them
p. -v.-e- sing modern r.nd up-to-date
!)uildir gs. 1 '::.t ) ::: mouth is h( himl ev
ery city of our dimension-; in the
state, and we regret to see the Hoard
c.f Education opposed by thoiso who
.ogh.t he, as mu"h, if not more in
i ;r-tol in the building up of those
cuit rpvi-scs that v.il! do the city much
good than wc are. The Hoard of Edu
cation has labored hard to build up
our schools, and we sincerely regret
4 c js to b? mppngo to this
a.;j azrA ir.o'.tr.crt. for better
All A Ni l-:
None too early o
Ilurd coal at 1 5 r. ton is like burn
Some men would remain unknown if
I it wre n.t for their wive:
He who makes light of a promise
make.- li.rht of his own promise.
The man who operates on the theory
tlu.t a sucker is born every minute
svidoni goes broke.
The Omaha Dee
talking for a
j ;;:e line to the oil fields of Wyoming
Pi v tt'y good suggestion.
C!i: in ('I nk favors a reluction of
the Membership of the house from 4o"
to 'Z'i'K Not a bad idea.
ffome pe pie who cry for justice, if
the-.- ot what's coming to them, they
would land in the penitentiary!
One small head finds it hard to take
in all the news of the day, it coming
in such quantities and variety.
Remember, if you are jrcin-c to mail
your Christmas packages early, you
will have to get a move on and do
your shopping early.
The father of six marriageable
daughters rarely knows what it is to
wear a collar that is fraved on the
The merry jingle of sleigh bells will
1 the proper caper. Everybody en
joys Christmas much better when
Mother Earth is covered with snow.
People who pay but little attention
as to where they place their valuables
on retiring for the night, are very
careful to place the eggs and potatoes
in the safest place about the house.
It is indeed strange that some peo
ple should enjoy getting the commun
ity "all riled up" over some question
in which the people are directly in
terested, simply because the disturber
wants vengcnt-ir.ee. Such people are
of no benefit to any community.
When the women (God bless them!)
take the high cost of living in hand
and will boycott those who insi.:t on
luiuius juices for the necessities of
life, you can bet your bottom dollar
there's going to be something doing
in the way of reducing the high cost
Some of those New Yorkers who
have had much to say in former presi
dential elections, can now take Horace
(Ire'dy's advice and "Go west and
grow up with the country!" Those
democrats in New York City are very
treacherous, when they cannot control.
Hut their influence has "gne glim
meting among the things. that were."
Now it is stated that the railroad?
have put their entire case for strike
prevention into the hands of Presi
dent Wiison, and will give him free
ie-n .'n working out a solution. Which
suggests that the railroads acquired
some new information about the 8th
of November when the returns came
in. Lincoln Star.
If Ncbra-kt'. had enacted a atisfac
t';vy vnr house law the shortage of
cars would not have affected us ko
seriously as now. A proper ware
house law would have irovidcd for
storage of all the giain that farmers
now- have on their hands and corn that
can't now get to market. You can't
blsme Ihe elevators nor do w-e blame
the railroads for not having ears. Hut
a proper wai chouse law would have
provided for the storage of all the
grein that farmers might want to sell.
Let us hope that the next legislature
v.il! make prompt provision. Hast
ings Democrat. - -
l'HH VEAH I .
WHAT LS THE NEED?
At the adjourned session of the Ne
braska Press association in Lincoln a
new constitution was adopted which
embraced the employment of a field
secretary whose duty it shall be to go
among the brethren and tell them how
to conduct their business, among other
things, says the Ilavclock Post. It is
plan that has been tried in Iowa
...il t :x
wun more or less success, it
claimed, but its feasibility in Nebraska
ii- doubted by many of the craft. We
believe the annua! gatherings of the
press association are for the purpose
cf renewing friendships, talking over
trad" conditions anil exchanging views
is to the best means for bettering our
condition, these things can be areem-
d. hod at cither a business or social
cs.-ion. We believe there should be
wo meetings a year--one of purely
-oe al and one of purely business na
ture, but you cannot kerp rociability
out of a business alfuir any more than
you can keep business out of one of
the ic-ial affairs. The views that a,-e
i.ed by our brother editor." aie ah
soibed by us just so much as we want
ic I,M,rb them, hist rr.ui-Ii thev
ire cf benefit to us.
The plan to force the small news
aper man in a town of five hundred
with a business of two thousand dol-
ars a year to pay for the privilege cf j
receiving instructions on how to run j
his business when the instructions are
entirely inappropriate to the business,
is unjust, because he pays i?5 a year
for a privilege that is a burden. It
may be all l ight to charge the news
paper man who is in a town of two
thousand people $10 for instructions,
because he probably dees a business
of 10,000 to SloiOO a year and can
afford to risk the ten.
Hut what we want to know is, what
man will the press association be able
to employ who is so brainy that he can
go around indiscriminately and find j
the leaks in the country press? Will!
he be some man who has made a fail
ure of his own venture, or v.ill he be
one who has made a success and it
patriot enough to his profession to be
willing to give time and money to the
innovation? Fellows who are making
a success of their newspapers are kept
busy at their desks following up their
task, for when they let loose the paper
goes to smash. Personality counts in
the newspaper game more than in any
other. And r. one will pay any atten
tion to the failure, whether it cost?
S-o or not.
Let us forget this field secretary
business and return again to the rocial
affair once a year, when business can
be talked if need be; and have a busi
ness session once a year, when social
matters can be enjoyed after work if
they present themselves. That's the
e 1 w..,,. l.,,f it- !
are open to conviction. Kearney
IX THE HOUR OE VICTORY.
It ;;hould be the most serious hour
in the life of a man or of a political
party. In the hour when a man win-:
the consent of a woman to become his
wife he must, if he be a true man, ser
iously consider the weight of the re
sponsibility assumed in his pledge to
be all and do all that he has promise 1
to do for the one who has accepted
him as her first choice among all men.
And so, when the people have accepted
one political party as the adminis
trator of the affairs of a great state,
the successful political party should
very reiiously consider the weight of
responsibility imposed by the people.
On this subject Editor Hates, of the
Plattsmouth Journal, says:
"This is the supreme moment for the
democrats of Nebraska. They are in
control of every department of the
state and .should remember that this
authority carries with it all of the re
sponsibility. Let every man elected
to office in Nebraska do his full share
toward carrying that responsibility
with honor and for the good of all.
The people have approved the demo
cratic record of the past four years.
Let nothing be. done that will shake
Every . word uttered by Colonel
Bates 13 appropriate. But it is not
enough to say that the democratic
-arty in Neb-ask", will sit still and
I hold fast to past achievements. The
demo-rat.. Nebraska must go fcr-
v.-a.d. i'i.ev must Plu'c? to the people t
.bilitv and their d
ire io sue-
cc. uily solve fiew problems of state j
as they shall appear. For instance,
men of all pohtieal views unite in the j
declaration that the vast natural re-
sources repiesented by the waieis in
the Nebraska creeks and rivers must
h.A -..f tu
i .-1 i, . .
i .eu not narncssea nv rrivate can-
ital for the purpose of exploitation,
but harnessed by the public, and for
the good of all tho people. Men of all
,. . , . , .. , ,
pohucai views agie? that Nebraska is
in urgent need ot a pubbc warehouse
system, modeled upon the principle of
cur state law which guarantees de -
posits in the banks of Nebra ska. It
hi . , i . . . , ,
administration-ami all departments
are now in democratic handsto show
the people that the democratic party
is a leader, and not a follower. The
... , - ,T , ,
v:ctcnous democracy of Nebraska
must prove to the people that it has
the courage and the ability to enact
legislation which will give the people
two great boons. And so The
Tele-ram ioins fdoe! H-l,-s -n u,U
that tins hour of wonderful victory all
along the line, glad as it is, should Messrs. Lobeck, Sloan and Shallen
also be a serious hour serious in con- i larger came in together from Chicago,
templation of the duties devolving up-
on democrats, and sorious in stern de-
termination to perform every duty.
THE RAILROAD COMMISSION.
Beth in this country and in Eng
land the best results have been at
tained by local control of local affairs
and a control by the general govern
ment only over things of a national
This has worked well in the ease of
railroad control, but now the railroad
lawyers, backed up by prominent mem
bers of the national chamber of com
merce, are engaged in a prolonged
and unanimous demand that the forty
eight state railroad commissions shall
be put out of business and that rail
road regulation be placed under the
single federal interstate commerce
"We are tired of having forty-eight
masters, with conflicting authority.
We want to be regulated by the fed
eral government," chime these gentle
men in beautiful unison.
Unified control under a curtral au
thority seems reasonable but let's
look at it carefully first.
The railroad gentlemen want, first
federal incorporation of railroads, in
rtead of state incorporation. This
would remove from state jurisdiction
any corporations so incorporated, and
throw into the federal instead of state
courts legal ouostions affecting their
acts. State judges are elected bv the
folks at home; federal judges have no
The railroad gentlemen propose the
creation of two federal commissions
instead of one interstate commerce
commission. One of these commis
sions, to be called the federal railroad
commission, would be a court of last
appeal fron the interstate commerce
commission in certain cases.
This is merely the old commence
court over again! Congress swatted
the comerce court created under
President Ta f I and put it out of busi
ness because it decided everything
the railroad way. Do we want it back
again under another name?
Then the railroads propose that the
interstate commerce commission pro
per shall work through a scries of
"regional boards," located in all parts
of the country, and these boards shall
be empowered to deal with local rate
What is this but duplicating the
work of the stale railroad commis
sions? If the roads wt.nt to concen
trate and centralize pw'er why h
they propose a series of regional
boards to handle local rates? It is
simply to destroy the power of the
state commissions for any effective
i emulation, ar.d at the same time more
easily control? Albany Times-Union.
The gill who expects .c. take ad
vantage of leap year will have to hur
A.eroplanes are goin; up too,
i HE WtS I
Vas:hington, Dec. 4. (Special Tele
giam.) Congress resumed business
' at the old titand today with little out
of the -di!1iry to warrant extended
1 Ascription. The congratulations and
LuiniuiLm.cs dcimcl'ii i:ie memoers
l-.,ri i,m, v.. -i..f..,i i
relegated , to private life, were spoken
xn the lobbies or in private, the en
Iivenin? iCCne- of fni days, where
men of opposite parties threw them-
, . ., , . .
. selves into one another a arms, being
entirely missing from the picture,
It was business fiom the beginning
; outside of the warm receptions
' sifcorde! Vice President Marshall
' ..iti ui'ur.vi v iiu i .i t ..'lain cio l lit
, appealed in their respective places as
lhc pi.esitinff Gint.er.s over the two
; houses, the wheels of legislation be
1 gun to grind early, betokening a de-
sil'e to accomplish everything possible
i within the time limit set by the con-
I .... .. .
i stitution for this session, namely
The roll call in the senate and house
; disclosed that the entire Nebraska
; ''?ation was present, a number of
I 1 VJ n-crs coming in on
- .a - . I 1 I 1
i morning trains, to oe on nana wnen
I tno gavel fell, calling the house to
jas did Green of Council Bluffs, la
! Representative Kinkaid arrived this
morning, coming by the southern route
from Nebraska. Representative Reavis
has been in Washington since shortly
after election, while Representative
Stephens" ari ived in the capital last
week. Senator Nerris has been in the
city for a fortnight. Senator Hitch
cock arriving on Saturday.
To Siop Self-Poisoning.
For furred and coated tongue, bil
if iis-ness, sour stomach, indigestion
constipation and other results of a
fermenting and poisoning mass of un
digested food in the stomach and
bowels, there is nothing better thar
that ol 1-farhiened physic Foley Ca
thartic Tablets. Do not gripe no
sicken; act promptly. Sold every
where. J. II. Meisinger ar.d son, Allic, mo
tored in yesterday from their horn',
a id spent a few hours looking aftei
s me matters of business and visiting
Bank Oflicial Recommends Them.
T. .7. Norrell, vice president of the
P ink of (Vtionwood. Tex., w rites: "J
h ve received relief and recommend
Foley's Kidney Pills to any one whe
has kidney trouble." Kidney trouble
manifests itself in many ways ii
worry, by aches, pains, soreness, stiff
ness and rheumatism. Sold every
where. 5s.no Thonographa at Dawson's.
A half million dollars worth
of perfectly good farm ma
chinery is thrown in the scrap
pile every year in Nebraska.
Farm work is the hardest
work there is on machinery.
Castings break, bearings
wear out, shafts bend and
break. Things get dull and
pull hard, gears rattle, smash,
bang and crash, paint gets dull
Many farmers throw away
machinery and buy new, be
cause they are not aware that
we can in nearly every case
re-make such machinery equal
and in many respects better
We do not care how bad your
machinery is smashed or worn,
they all look alike to us; we re
make them as good as new and
save you money.
A dollar saved is a dollar
earned, keep your money at
home and you may get it back
again besides it helps us to em
ploy home labor.
Put your machinery troubles
up to us, we have the best
equipped machine shop in the
country; if you don't believe it
call and see us. Visitors are
We make everything in metal.
Now is a good time to over
haul things for the spring rush
WESTERN MACHINE AND
L. C. Sharp.
Plattsmouth - - Nebraska,
The Kind You Have Always
in iur mur .u years,
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Tust-as-jood " are h-'z
Experiments that trifle with and endanger t!:o Lerltli of
Infants and Children Experience against EsperimciiU
What is CASTOR 5 A
Casfori.i is a harmless snhstituto for Castor OH, Parr
orie, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It Is plcnsrtnfc. is
contains neither Opium, Morphine- nor oilwr :rrol';j
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys" V. ori:::j
r.nd allays I'everishness. For more than ili'.-A y y.-.vs i'j
lias been in constant use for the relief of Coiiru.ivatlDn
ITatideney, "Wind Colic, all Teething Tr;::Z!cs aril
Iiarrhu;a. It regulates Iho StomacTi .gr:a Eotvcls.
assimilates the Food, giving healthy and natural elev".
The Children's Panacea Tho Mother's friend.
GENUis CASTOR! A alwav
In Use For Over SO Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
THC CENTAUR COMPANY. N K W YORK CITY
ay i o i fin s
Originating in Norway, Method Was
Taken Up Here Nine Years Ago.
Over ?;VJr0,000 has heen raised iy
led Cross Christmas Seals in the last
ught years, and yet many people who
.vil buy these holiday stickers at this
linth annual sale do not know how
his idea originated.
While Red Cross Seals really date
ack to the civil war when "Charity
Stamps" were first used, the first cam
nai.cn to sell holiday stickers for the
tuberculosis fijht was only nine years
jro in Delaware. Miss Emily P. Bis
fell of Wilmington read an article by
7accb Riis describing stamps used for
uherculosis work in Norway, and she
onccived the idea of a similar plan
lere. Single-handed, she launched a
:ule which resulted in $3,000 clear
money. Wnen r.liss tissell tried to
convince the American Red Cross that
(his idea should be made national as a
peace activity of that society, she met
with opposition, but finally persuaded
he authorities, with the result that on
An investment of a few hundred dol-
'ars $13."3,000 worth of Seals was sold
in 1008 and the great national cam
paiirn was launched. Since then the
sale has gone forward by leaps and
bounds, until now the Red Cross Seal
.s an institution in the United States,
ami offers to everyone a chance to help
in the people's fight against the peo
ple's disease. Last year over 75,000,-
000 Seals were sold, and this year the
American Red Cross and the National
U sociation for the Study and Preven
tion of Tuberculosis, who conduct the
ale, are out for a 100,000,000 sale
or $1,000,000 for the tuberculosis war.
The Red Cross Seals for Christmas
ill be placed on sale today in the
usual places of the city and each one
purchased is money devoted to a good
luse and to aid in helping the suf
ferers from the dread disease of
tuberculosis, which has been the cause
of the death of so many thousands.
t. is a worthy cause and should be
supported by the public.
DANCE ON DECE3IBEK 9.
The Cosmopolitan club will give an
other of their social dances on Satur
day evening, December J), at Coates
hall, to which the public is cordially
invited to be present and a good timt
is assured to all. The music will bt
furnished by the Holly orchestra, ltd
Our Jitney Ofler This and 5c.
Don't miss this. Cut out this slip,
enclose with five cents to Foley & Co.,
2S35 Sheffield Ave., Chicago, 111., writ
ing your name and address clearly.
You will receive in return a trial pack
age containing Foley s Honey and Tar
Compound for coughs, colds and croup;
Foley Kidney Pills, and Foley Catharic
Tablets. Sold everywhere.
Bonght, and whleli Las liecn
uas corno tiio s:i;nanr of
itas oecn matie unticr Lis Tcr
supervision since Its ir.i'ar.rv.
'n'i:i V.Yilnosilay's Jiuily.
Peter Eveland and C. M. Cox, of
Murdoch, were in the city yesterday
for a few hours looking after several
matters of business at the court house.
August Krecklow, of near Manley,
was among the county road overseers
attending the meeting of the board
of county commissioners yesterday.
W. C. K. Sidwall, in the employ of
the IJu:lington at Sheridan, Wyo.,
came in this morning to enjoy a short
visit with his friends.
District Judge James T. Degley ami
Court Reported Earl Travis were in
Nebraska City yesterday holding a
session of the district court.
Will Tritseh and Henry Horn drove
in this afternoon from their farm
homes to look after a few matters of
business with the merchants.
Mrs. Mary Heinrich was among the
Omaha passengers this morning,
where she will enjoy a visit in that
city with her daughter, Mrs. Karl
Zavgren and family.
Mr. and Mrs. William Gravitt do
parted this afternoon for Omaha, in
company with their daughter, Mrs.
Will Rinker, who is to be operated
on tomorrow at the Immanuel hospital.
Mrs. Rinker has been in poor health
for some time and it has become neces
sary to perform the operation in order
to give her. relief.
F. J. Hennings was among those
visiting in the city yesterday looking
after some trading with the mer
chants. C. W. Haffke was a visitor in Om
aha today for a few hours, going there
to look after his residence property
in that city.
Mrs. William Heil and daughter'
came in this morning from their coun
try home and departed on the early
burhngton train for Omaha, where
they will visit for the day.
CARD OF THANKS.
We feel the need to exnress on-
heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the
many good friends duriner the recent
affliction and bereavement in the los .?
of our loving husband and father. Es
pecially do we feel indebted to thf
members of the Swedish church and
the immediate neighbors. We appre
ciate all the many good deeds rendere.l
and also the beautiful flowers. Tho
love of our friends will remain dear
to our hearts to the end of tho umv.
God bless you and be with you, on ;
Mrs. E. P. Ilolmberg,
Daniel Ilolmberg and family,
Conrad Ilolmberg and family,
P. E. Ilolmberg and family,
Ernest Ilolmberg and family,
Tn 7 m m r ..:n 1 . , . i i i
- . (joiu, uuui, M.UU1 or uruise.
apply Dr. Thomas Electric Oil th
household remedy. Two sis 25c an
w at au arug stores.
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