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PtATTGIIOUTTI SEHI-WEEKLT JOCBNAE.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1916.
Cbe plattsmouth journal
PUBLISHED SEMLWECKLT AT PMTTSMOVTU, NEBRASKA.
Emtered at Postofflce at Plattsmouth. Neb., aa ecoad-clasa mall mattw.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
UBSCWPTIOJf PRICE. U.M PE VKAB. Ilf ADTANCK
THOUGHT FOB TODAY.
J. He that has character need
have no fear of his condition.
Character will draw condition
-I- after it. H. W. Beacher. &
Do it now.
You know what.
Christmas comes but once a year.
the poor children on
About the heaviest load a man can
curry is his own opinions.
The best potatoes are selling in
North and South Dakota at 85c a
bushel, and here they are worth $1.60
a bushel, almost double.
A fine school building appeals tG
isitors more than anything else.
Vvn'V you know it ?
One of his employes says he worked
for John D. Rockefeller for ten years
and never saw him.
Bakeries and groceries are dealing
in luxuries almost exclusively now,
such as bread, potatoes, canned goods
and so on.
People have began to move in the
direction of purchasing their presents.
That's right do your Christmas shop
pi r.g early.
We have come to the conclusion
that Nebraska needs a new constitu
tion. The old one has certainly out
lived its usefulness.
Only twenty-three more days and
leap year will have vanished. Girls,
you will have to hurry up if you want
t take advantage of the opportunity
Several towns are arranging to havq
"Municipal Christmas Trees." What's
the matter with Plattsmouth getting
in the push? Let someone take the
lead in the matter.
Some boys who quit the high school
before graduating, think they know
more than the boys who graduate
from the state university, and in many
instances they get along a great deal
Butter that is made in the old-fash
ioned stone churn has got 30 cents of
good hard butter in every pound of it
all right enough. And oh, how de
licious! That's the kind of butter our
dear old mother used to make.
A great war leaves three pronounced
classes: An army of mourners, an
army of cripples and an army of
thieves. And it might be added, an
army of oflieescekers who run for of
fice on their war record.
There is a movement on foot to or
ganize a state press association in Ne
braska composed strictly of bona fide
new spaper men of the state meaning
those personally engaged in the news
paper business. Then it will be an
association in the true meaning. We
are in favor of it, and will do as much
as any other "real" newspaper in the
.state to bring about such an organiza
A traveling salesman for an cast
cm firm who has been coming twice
a year for the past twenty years, said
that Plattsmouth was one of the most
enterprising cities within the terri
tory in which he traveled and lie was
sorry to see that some of the citizens
were creating trouble with the board
of education in their efforts to erect
a high school building that would be
a credit to the city. A fine schoo
house fcpeuks louder than words for
the enterprise of the community.'
Let's be up with other towns in this
IlelD a noble cause by buying Red
If this nation wants peace, it must
be prepared for peace.
Stay at home and do your Christ
mas shopping this time and see if you
don't feel better by so doing.
It is no use for a girl with a big
foot to wear the French heels if she
doesn't believe in long skirts.
unristmaa comes out once a j .-,
and let us all try to be of good cheer,
even if we can't afford turkey.
Don't buy a Christmas turkey un
less you can get it at a reasonable I
price. Make up your mind you can I
get along with a chciken, duck or a I
If there is a "Tom, the Peeper, in
this town, the police should get onto j
him right away and deal with him as
he deserves to be dealt with. No room J
here for such low down whelps.
The farmers say they are making
the packers rich, and the packers say
they are makfng ' the - farmers rich.
Now, which is it? We say the con
sumers are making them both rich.
Judge Hughes bet his place on the
United States supreme bench that he
could win, and lost, and now he has
gone back to his old law firm in New
York City. It was only a miscalcula
tion that's all.
The Journal is advocating a com
munity Christmas tree and a chau
tauqua for Plattsmouth. Ashland had
both last year in season and found
each one helpful and beneficial to the
city. Ashland Gazette. I
Many of the newspapers in the state I
are clamoring for a new state house. I
Keep it up, boys, until we get a cap-
itol building in keeping with the great
state of Nebraska. We have the remi-
tation of having the poorest capitol'
building in the United States.
The Nebraska woman suffrage asso
ciation announces that $10,000 will be
needed to carry on the work of edu-
cation and organization in Nebraska
during 1917. Let the husbands of the!
suffragists put up the money. Cass
county's proportion will be less than
$200.00. Out with your pocket books j
boys, and "pony up." "' I
North Platte, the home of Governor-
elect Keith Neville, recently voted I
$200,000 bonds for the erection of a J
new hich school huildinc in that citv. I
inis is over three times as much a$
has been voted for the new building
in Plattsmouth, and yet North Platte
is a much smaller city than our own.
Does this mean that North Platte is
composedof a more intelligent and up-
to-date citizenship than Plattsmouth?
We would hate to think so.
The death of George Boldt, man
ager of the Waldorf Astoria hotel'in
New York, removes the greatest figure
in the country in the hotel game. He
was once a waiter. When he died he
was worth millions. The keynote of
his success was industry. He insisted
too that a hotel was, for the time be-
ing, the home of the man or woman
staying there. He demanded courtesy I
on the part of his employes and made
the most of his opportunities to make
his hotel a harmonious, homelike place,
A series of articles have appeared j
lately in a nationally circulated maga-
zine, detailing the story of Boldt's life, gotten up at five o'clock to get break
Reading them inspires one to better fast, wash their faces, comb their hair
things. Few waiters become mana- and kiss them all a sweet goodbye?
gers and millionaires. Are you a l
NOISY MR. PINCHOT.
GifTorcl Pinchot is out with another
resounding alarm to discourage pro
posed congressional legislation to en
courage water power development. He
is quite certain that the legislation to.
ward which congress has seemed fa-
vorable is monstrous. His old plaint
against the Shields' bill is renewed
The Shields' bill relates to the method
of establishing water power develop
I ment upon navigable streams, and is
I 1 r m i i , , i j. i-st
I weieiure oi nine airect interest w
I Occasionally nno has occasion to
I wonder if there is not too many Uif
I .ford Pinchots in the world. What the
American people stand in need of is
development of the water power avail-
able to them. Alarmists like 1'incnot
. Vk 1 .
may do much to prevent it. In fact
they have been doing much toward
that end in recent years.
It is stated that not more than 10
per cent of the possible 60,000,000
horse-power of our available water
power has been developed, while in
other countries the proportion utilized
has been much greater. We are so
jealous lest something of value shall
be taken away from the people that
we seldom stop to think that it might
be better for the people if someone
would manage to get hold of develop
ment franchises and provide for them
what they seem in no mood to provide
It might very easily be better for
the people to pay excessive tribute to
somebody for water power develop-
ment than to go without it
Anyhow, the public is getting a lit
tie tired of Gifford Pinchot. He made
his bet in the recent election and lost.
He sought to utilize his prestige as a
conservationist to defeat President
Wilson and restore to power at Wash
ington the old regime that gave us
Ballinger. Having failed in that en-
deavor hc may away back and sit
What do you say about it, any way?
Municipal Christmas tree.
Do your little stunt and keep in the
He's no doubt a wise man who
kriovs what to forget
It will pay to watch the woman who
loves to gossip about her neighbors
If yu are stuck on vour iob the
chances are you'll find your job stuck
Popularity is a short lane for some.
and a long lane for others, but it has
an end for all.
Government officials by their latest
estimate dace the rjoDulation of the
United States at 103,002,000.
If you don't have respect for your
home folks, the chances are you will
not be very much respected any place.
Our merchants are displaying their
Christmas goods, and some of the
. . . ....
snow windows arc bang dressed up in
Experience has taught us that phil
osophy will not give you credit at the
grocery or get you any votes at a
The rise in the price of leaf tobacco
is threatening to boost the prices of
cigars, But why should smokers wor
ry, cabbage is still selling at about
the same old price.
It looks funny to sec people doing
business in Plattsmouth go to Omaha
to do their Christmas shopping, and
yet they do it every day Sucn have
no right to grUmbls about other peo-
nie 0JlT to Omaha to buv e-oods.
a s o - r
Talk about your "white slaves." Did
you ever notice the poor mother who
takes care of ten children, oooks for
four men, doe$ the family washing,
and sits up half the night mending the
children's clothes so they can go to
school the next morning after she has
And there is no law to protect her
from carrying in the coal.
THE ISSUE AND THE MAN.
The democrats of Nebraska assem
bled in state convention at Hastings
on July 25, unanimously adopted this
"The republican party in its nationa
platform has declared in favor of giv-
in"" tO tne icucidi guvcumicm, caliu-
sive control of the transportation of
the country. We are unalterably op
posed to this attempt to destroy state
control which in Nebraska and many
other states has been of service to
the people. Both forms of control are
necessary, one for through business
and far-reaching questions, and one
for local business and local questions
We pledge to the people of this state
that our candidates for United State
senator and for members of congres:?
will oppose this effort to destroy state
control, which is guaranteed by our
state constitution, and thus leave the
people without relief on local com
This resolution, drafted originally
by Senator Hitchcock and presented to
the resolutions committee by Arthur
I' Mullen and Harry B. Fleharty, the
Douglas county member, met with the
cordial approval of the committee as
well as of the convention. It was
most ably and eloquently expounded
by Chairman Merton L. Corey in his
splendid "keynote speech." Mr. Corey
later, in campaigning the state for tho
democratic ticket, placed much em
phasis on this plank of the platform.
as did other speakers and newspapers.
including Keith Neville and the World-
Mr. Bryan, in his campaign in Ne
braska, made no mention of this plank
of his party's platform. This omis
sion was probably due to his hostility
toward Senator Hitchcock and Mr. Ne
ville. It is none the less gratifying
now that the election is over, to find
Mr. Bryan at Washington making
speeches in support of the platform
plank adopted at Hastings last July
and which the people of Nebraska a
month ago ratified by a large ma
jority. Mr. Bryan s help, and the help
of all others who support the position
of the Nebraska democrats as against
the position of the republican national
convention, will probably be needed in
the campaign for federal incorporation
and exclusive federal cantrol of rail
roads is to be frustrated. That cam-
aign will meet with encouragement
and support in democratic the same
as republican quarters, and it behooves
all those opposed to it to be up and
Those who are familiar with thG
facts are aware that Mr. Corey was
one of the first to denounce the ex
clusive federal control plank of the
republican platform. He was one of
the most earnest and active in secur-
ing a plank to denounce it at Hastings.
Thorughout the., campaign that fol-
owed he devoted more attention to
that issue than any other speaker in
Nebraska. Unquestionably many
votes were won for the democratic
ticket by reason of Mr. Corey's speech
es on this subject.
It is largely because of Mr. Corey's
position on this important issue that
his friends have united to present his
name for appointment to the enlarged
interstate commerce commission. Mr.
Corey, as a member of that important
body, would be a tower of strength to
those who believe, with the people of
Nebraska, that there should be both
state and national control of railroads
and that both should be fair and effi
cient. He is a clean, able and aggres
sive young man. 11 appointed he
would be a credit to his party and his
state and prove a true servant of the
I want to live in a world where 100
warships, costing $200,0Q0,000, will
pot be proudly paraded before a city
too poor to feed its hungry school
children; to live in a world where the
opinions of long-dead grandfathers in
scribed in constitutions will be of less
consequence than the mangled arms
and limbs and the destitute women
and children of our factory workers;
where breaker-boys will not be per
mitted in coal mines; where it will be
criminal to place little children in cam
neries, chemical vats, glass mills, or
phosphorus factories. Frederic C
A FINE EXAMPLE OF CO-OPERATIVE
In view of the marked increase in
price of all kinds of paper the depart
ment of commerce again calls atten
tion to the importance of saving old
rags, old papers of every kind, and all j
other available paper-making material. !
It has published pamphlet upon re
quest of all who wish it.
An interesting and valuable experi- I
ment has been worked out in the city
of Washington, which is commended
to the attention of the newsnaner
press and the school authorities all !
over the country. With the efficient
co-operation of a prominent Washing
ton newspaper the school children in
the city have saved since the fall term
began over 150 tons of old newspa
pers, for which a sum in excess o
$2,000 has been realized, which will
be devoted to the children's play
grounds. It is at once interesting and
instructive to reflect upon the saving
that would have been made had thG
children of ather cities generally
throughout the country been equally
inspired and efficient.
it is not too late, it tue line ex
ample that has been set by the co
operation of the press and the public
schools shall spread throughout the
land, the saving will amount not to
thousands alone in value but to mil
lions. The movement in Washington
is not concluded. It is still progress
ing with vigor. Its success should
commend to the press of the country.
who can show their appreciation both
of a public need and of the fine ex
ample set by one of their own profes
sion by co-operating in the same good
work. WILLIAM C. REDFIELD.
Secretary of the Dept. of Commerce
Don't try to make the small boys
and cirls believe there is no such a
personage as banta Claus. e can
remember when we used to sleep in
the trundle bed and on the night be
fore Christmas watch the fire place
and blazing fire to see Santa Claus
come t own the chimney and nil our
stockings. And we imagined we could
see Old Santa as plain as day come
down the chimney. Those were the
happiest days of our life, and so let
the boys and girls of today enjoy the
belief that there is no myth about
"Dear Old Santa!"
As I am leaving this part of the
country, I will sell at public auction
on the Philip Bachelor farm, four and
cno-half miles south of Plattsmouth,
on the Rock Bluffs road, commencing
at 1 o'clock sharp, on Wednesday, De
cember 20th, the following articles:
One black mare, 7 years old, weight,
One bay mare, 11 years old, weight
One bay gelding, 10 years qld.
One Red Polled heifer calf, 9 months
Two Duioc-Jersey brood sows and
One set 1-inch work harness, in
One set of carriage harness.
One 3 U -inch new Moline grain
One extra double wagon box.
One 6-foot Dcering Ideal binder,
One Osborn side delivery rake.
One John Deere disc.
One David Bradley riding cultivator.
One Peru 16-inch sulky plow.
One 14-inch walking plow.
One set 1-inch work harness, in
One set single buggy harness.
One truck wagon and hay rack,.
One spring wagon.
One 5-foot Johnston mower.
One John Deere hay loader.
One New Century two-row culti
Two New Departure cultivators.
One J. I. Case variab'le drop lister.
Some household goods and various
other articles too numerous to men
tion. The following articles belonging to
other parties will be offered: One
good milk cow, 7 years old, fresh next
month; one calf, weight 500 pounds;
one good saddle.
Terms All sums of $10 and under,
cash in hand. Over $10, a credit ot
nine months will be given, purchaser
giving not with approved security at
8 per cent. All property to be settled
for before removal from premises.
WILL H. SHOOP, Owner.
W. R. Young, Auctioneer..
C. G. Fricke, Clerk. i i
FROIV1 10c A
You wail find our box line complete in
all sizes and colors from 25c up. Come in
and look our line over. No matter how
small or how large your purchase will be
appreciated. Wishing you all a Merry
Xmas and a Happy New Year.
Successor to John Schiappacesse
Abe (jrindle came over this after
noon fiom his home near Tabor, la.,
to spend a short time with relatives.
J. 11. Meisinger of near Cedar Creek
was in the city today for a few hours
looking after some matters of busi
ness with the merchants.
Will Murdock cf Wyoming was in
the city today, en route from his
home to Omaha, where he was caleld
on some business matters.
Ben Wiles and wife motored in Sat
urday frcm their farm home to spend
a few hours in the city visiting with
friends and looking after some trad
ing. C. C. Derr of Wessimton Springs,
S. who lias been here visiting at
the home of his uncie, Will I lowland
and family, fcr a few days, departed
this morning for his home.
Mrs. E. P. Lutz and Mrs. L. D.
Hiatt returned yesterday morning
from Peoria, 111., where they have
bce-n in attendance at the funeral of
their siiter, Mrs. Bruca Miller.
C;'.'.nty Commissioner J. A. Pitz will
depart this afternoon for Alliance
where he will attend the meeting in
that city of the county clerks and
commissioners of the state.
Hon. E. M. roliard, of Nehawka,
was in the city Saturday afternoon
for a few hours looking after some
matters in li e county court and meet
ing with his many friends in thS
Mrs. Robert Ward departed this aft
ernoon for Lincoln, where she will at
tend the Senior Recognition day to
morrow at Cotner university, and in
which her son, Everett Ward, will take
a prominent part as a member of the
Mrs. Martha Stevenson of Peoria,
111., who has been enjoying a visit at
'me of her nephew, Will Mur
dock at Wyoming, departed this morn
ing on No. 6 for Fairfield, la., for a
chort visit before returning home.
Julius Reimke of South Bend mo
tored to this city Saturday afternoon
to attend to some business matters.
While here hc called at this oihee and
ordered the Plattsmouth Journal in
order that he might be kept posted
on happenings throughout the county.
E. II. Spangler, one of the enterpris
ing farmers south of the city, was
here Saturday for a few hours looking
after some trading and while here was
a very pleasant caller at The Journal
cfiice, transferring his subscription
from the weekly to the daily, and will
hereafter receive a call from The
Journal each day.
Cood for Constipation.
Chamberlain's Tablets arc excellent
for constipation. They are pleasant
to take and mild and gentle in effect.
The BURLINGTON'S personally conducted tourist sleeper parties to Cali
fornia are one of the best patronized
hould arrange to join these parties and
BURLINGTON Denver train No. li
these sleepers for California; they all
Colorado by daylight, and direct to
Route, or to San Francisco via the
roads. Connections with these tourist
from Southern Nebraska main line train No. 17, and every Wednesday on
the St. Joseph-Denver mainline No.
through sleeper to Los Angeles, via the
Pi 1 1 OS
RETURNS FROM LINCOLN.
From Safin-day's Daily.
Mr. and Mrs. P. J.'Vallery returned
this morning from Lincoln and Have
lock where they have been spending
a few days with their relatives and
friends and report that Mrs. Mike
Warga, sr., is now showing some signs
of improvement which if continued
will allow her to recover from her
serious illness. While at the St.
Elizabeth's hospital Mr. Vallery en
joyed a visit with Joseph Droegc wlio
is there recovering from an operation
and report him as doing nicely and
he is now able to be up and around
and feeling greatly improved in every
PURCHASES NEW REO CAR.
From Friday's Daily.
Nick Frederich, one of the enter
prising young farmers of the vicinity
of Murray, has just purchased a fine
new Reo automobile of the latest
model from Thede Amick, the local
agent of this excellent car, and will
in the future be able to travel in
ease and comfort over the Cass county
hills in his new car. The Reo is very
popular with automobilists and Mr.
Amick has already disposed of a num
ber of machines to the residents of
SURE SOME KINDLY ACT.
From Friday's Daily.
Fred Wagner, the restaurateur, has
just handed the high cost of living a-
hard jolt, as will be 'seen from his ad
appearing in this issue and which will
be hailed with delight by the public as
it places the service at the neat and
modern cafe of Mr. Wagner's at
twenty-five cents and no more. This
will be appreciated by the citizens and
the traveling public as the one in
stance where the cost of living has
been reduced instead of advanced.
.GOOD PRICES FOR CHICKENS.
One day last week Sam Gilmour
drove up from his farm home, bring
ing with him thirty-six of the famous
Brown Bramah chickens that his moth
er, Mrs. William Gilmour, had raised
on the farm. These hens brought
$46.55, or more than $1 each, and cer
tainly were very fine chickens. They
were not the pick of the flock, either,
as they "were largely the poorest that
Mrs. Gilmour had and were sold in
order to rid the flock of them. The
stock of Bramahs raised at the Gil
mour farm is of the best and has been
secured -from a prize-winning stock
for the past fifty . years. When it
comes to tine poultry the Gilmour
farm cannot be beat.
Buy your stationery at the Journal
office, where the line is the best and
largest in Cass county.
features of its passenger service. You
go in this comfartable way.
along the Omaha-Oxford line carries
go via the Rio Grande through scenic
Southern California via the Salt Lake
Southern Pacific and Western Pacific
sleepers are made daily in Denver
17. there is a personally conducted
Southern Pacific and San Francisco.
Ask for 'California Excursions" and let me assist
you to join these parties at the first available place
R. W. CLEMENT, Ticket Agent
L. W. WAKFLEY, General Passenger Afient,
1004 Farnani St., Omaha, Neb.
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