The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 08, 1917, Page PAGE 4, Image 4

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    MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 1917.
Cbe plattsmouth journal
Etredt Postofflce at Plattsmouth, Neb., as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
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4 He ood at the depths of you J
l and you will discover that those J
J- who surround you will be good J
I- vwn to the same depths. !
While you are actively good in j
the invisible, all those who ap- -l-
l- proach you will unconsciously
do things that they could not l
V" do by the side of any other -l--l-
man. Selected. I
Governor Neville, shake!
May prosperity and success attend
Some seem to take to the water
Dry a-s a bone," is the way some
of them want Nebraska.
You can't throw the hammer so far
but that some knocker can rind it.
Unless you are prepared to lose
never take a chance, even on a sure
When your condition will not per
mit you to speak well of your neigh-l-or,
shut your fiy trap.
But then, Jobe didn't live at a time
when he was in a hurry and was told
that "the line is busy."
In every town there are a few who
know what the town wants whether
the town wants it or not.
There may be a contest over the
Wauty of the new dime, but none
whatever over the desirability of its
i iMjuisition in bulk.
:o :
Austria is using paper as a substi
tute for cotton. Still the paper collar-J
i.-n't a- objectionable for grand dukes
as the celluloid kind.
Anyone who doubts that it is the
little things in life that count should
compare statistics of the whale catch
with those of the sardine industry.
It may be questioned, also, whether
the gain of a few hundred yards on
the western front makes up for the
loss of a nation on the eastern.
Every 'now and then an old-fashioned
train robber appears to show
that not all the American criminals
have degenerated into food cormor
ants. :o:
New England gooseberry bushes
are to be destroyed because they con
tribute to the destruction of the white
pine, but who ever heard of a white
pine pic?
("hailey Bryan has put in the past
two weeks in an effort to "down" John
Mattes. But the senator from Cass
and Otoe counties is some smarter
than the fellow who is always "try
ing to do things" and fails in every
.wore liquor was sold in Iowa in
lll' than in l'Jlo, and prohibition has
been in force for one-half of 1'JllJ. Oh
yes, prohibition prohibits. Don't en
force the law too severely in Ne
l.raska, and 'save a whole lot of
The managers who are going to see
that the legislature, does the right
thing with the amendment, are busy,
The members will come nearer doing
the right thing if those "blunder
busses," who constitute themselves an
j'uthority, stay away from the legis
lature entirely. But nothing suits
Charley Bryan better than to try to
be officious and make p .plc believe
he is somebody.
We seem to remember having
heard it said, before the late election,
that the liquor question was the only
one dividing the democratic party in
Nebraska, and that if it were re
moved, by the adoption of prohibition
the party could be happily reunited
to light as one man for democratic
principles and policies. We seem to
remember having heard it said, after
election, that with prohiDition adopted
and th liquor issue eliminated, there
is no further excuse for factionalism
in the dominant party in this state.
These promises and assurances
were pleasing to the ear. Factional
ism weakens a party and does much
to dstroy its capacity for useful and
honora.e service. All good demo
crats would rejoice to see their party
united, with leaders, officials and
rrank and file all co-operating har
moniously to advance the doctrines to
which the party is committed. Almost
Mayor Bryan of Lincoln persuaded
us when he argued that the liquor
traffic was a harmful and pernicious
influence in politics, that it divided
and enfeebled the democratic party,
that it was rsponsible for bad gove
rnment, and that if we could get rid
of it the party would stand before the
world purified, ennobled, consecrated
and united. It was quite the best
argument for prohibition that came
to our democratic ears.
How more than distressing, in the
ight of these considerations, is the
picture presented in the opening days
of the .eotaska legislature. The liq-
p.'. or traffic has been abolished. The
breweries and saloons are dying, and
in a few weeks will be dead. They
lave nothing left to hope for, noth
ing more to fear no future but ob-
ivion. They had, therefore, no pos
ib!e interest in the organization of
the legislature. They, and their
agents and tools and hirelings, stayed
dolfully at home and attended their
own protracted wake. The legisla
ture, untempted and unsullied by
their pernicious wheedlings, was free
to attend to its own business in its
own wav.
But not quite! For while all the
other lobbyists and '"bosses" were ab
sent, so far as the newspaper reports
disclose, while even our poor scape-
goat friend, Arthur Mullen, was far
from the scene, Mayor Bryan with his
Fiuus Achates, Superintendent Car
son of the Anti-Saloon league, were
there. He was there armed cap-a-pie.
He was there still fighting, the mori
bund saloon and the confiscated out
lawed brewery. He was there still
denouncing and defying and resisting
the invisible ghost of "the liquor in
fluence." He was there to brand as
a brewery tool whomever he was
against and to affix the saloon stig
ma to whomsoever democrat, would
not obey his orders. He was there
putting into the mouths of his syco
phants ridiculous and silly charges.
"Lick my boots or I'll blast your rep
utation! Obey my orders or I'll
smirch your legislature and wreck the
party." Just the same old story told
in the same old way.
Nebraska democrats who respect
thoir party and their state and who
want to its pec t their legislature will
rejoice that both houses proceeded to
oigan'ze themselves according to their
own wishes and judgment. The sen
ate honored itself by choosing for
president pro tern, John Mattes of
Nebraska City. Senator .Mattes is a
man of sterling character and un
blemished refutation. He is fearless,
candid, and possessed of a trained
mind and ripened intelligence that
would grace the senate of the United
States. The house did the wise and
proper thing in re-electing Mr. Jack-
s n speaker. Two years ago Speaker
Jackson proved himself to be a fair
and open-minded legislator, an im
partial presiding officer, and excel
lently qualified for the duties of an
onerous position. Though there were
other aspirants able and in every
espect trustworthy, Speaker Jackson
deserved re-election on his record.
The World-Herald wishes the new
legislature God-speed in its work.
Like all other similar large assem
blies it will be found to be composed
of weak men and strong men, some
well equipped and others poorly
equipped for their task, but the very
large majority of them honest and
well-meaning. It would not be sur
prising if there were a few bad men,
who will bear watching. It would not
be surprising, even, if such were
found among those who most loudly
proclaim their own virtue. All of
this is for time to develop. The rec
ord will furnish the conclusive evi
dence. On the whole we may rest as
sured that the legislature pretty
fairly reflects and speaks for the
citizenship of Nebraska and that it
will do as nearly righ as possible ac
cording to the best judgment of the
majority. World Herald.
Morehead out Neville in.
The new governor looks good.
A good sausage maker has little
trouble making both ends meet.
A girl will expose her wishbone in
winter and kick because it's cold.
If you cannot make friends there
is something wrong in your makeup.
There is comfort in the fact that
potatoes have not reached $2.00 a
bushel yet.
An Omaha mother has named her
new baby "Silence." We'll bet a coon
skin that it isn't a girl.
The oldest inhabitant in Poland has
just died at the age of 117. He cer
tainly was an old Pole.
"Do unto others as you would have
others do. unto you," and you will al
ways enjoy a good neighborhood. " x
Let's buckle down to business and
secure everything we can for Platts
mouth this year. What do you say?
It begins to look as if Wilson was
on the right track when be began to
talk about neutrals having something
to say.
What worries us is how Henry Ford
manages to live since he cut his per
sonal expenses twenty thousand dol-
ars a month.
Six years' term for president is now
eing pretty extensively advocated, and
but one term. That looks like it was
long enough for one man to serve,
Print paper is reported a shade less
than it was last week, and we say,
come on with more "shades" until it
comes down to normal, if the paper
trust has sufficient conscience to know
what that is.
Shapely young women dancing over
the meadows recall the days of an
cient Greece, but nine times out of
ten they are dancing for the movies.
A pair of blue silk pajamas fea
tured in a recent news story. Persons
who usually scan the headlines in a
newspaper, read this article from be-,
ginning to end.
We have come to the conclusion that
several Plattsmouth gentlemen are
lucky roosters. They allow their
wives to do all the work, and they do
all the crowing.
The legislature will get down to
business next Tuesday. The house
seems to be harmoniously inclined,
and but for Howell, of Omaha, the
senate would be in the same shape.
Howell is inclined to pursue the "rule
or ruin" policy. But Mr. Howell has
bit off more than he can chew in com
fort, and in the future deliberations
of that body he will have to sit back
and ponder over the mistakes he has
made in the beginning. Poor Ed. He
is a good fellow, but in this session
he. will wield but little influence, and
will have to be content with drawing
his pay.
Is the January thaw on?
It is certainly a .weather-breeder.
Business will soon pick up from the
Happy is the man who can meet his
obligations with a smile.
The fellow who jumps at conclu
sions sometimes jumps into hot water.
Some men join every lodge that
comes along, while others work for a
School opens again Mondav, after
a vacation of more than two weeks'
The old-fashioned automobile now
looks almost as antiquated as the old
stage coach.
When peace is declared these Amer
ican "war brides" will resemble a
bunch of old hens.
It is all a -mistake about women
not taking a joke. Just look at the
things some of them marry.
Governor Neville says the amend
ment in no way assails the right of
individuals to purchase drinkables.
Germany says that a business peace
is close at hand. Whether that was
made in Germany or not it sounds
The Germans ought to be able to
drive a pretty good peace bargain, for
they appear to be there in the driving
Merchants have been so busy mak
ing settlements with their patrons
this week that they haven't time to
do anything else.
Along about this season there are
:ome millions of men in Europe who
ire wishing they hadn't raised them
selves kto be' soldiers.
Stiange things are being reemdod
every day that make the old saying,
"there's nothing new under the sun,"
appear out of date.
Toothpicks have advanced 2." per
cent since the war, but the need for
toothpicks has gone down as the cost
of living has gone up.
Army authorities will spend
000,000 on the signal corps and will
then be prepared to give the high
hailing sign with the best of them.j
Captain Koenig's account of his
trips across the Atlantic merely
strengthens the conviction that the
submarine will never be a pleasure
to :-
Would oleomargarine taste any
punker under the name of "marga
rine," leaving off the "oleo?" An ef
fort is being made to have the name
-to :
Just now Arizona has two gover
nors. But that is only a side show
compared with Nebraska in lS'Jl when
this state had three men pasing as
Thc aviator is the most daring of
the twentieth century adventurers,
but always with him rides the grim
spector that sooner or later becomes
a dead reality.
We are greatly in favor of an in
crease in the salaries of school teach
ers, but are bitterly opposed to so
many vacations. Let the teachers
keep closer to their work and then
demand an increase in salaries. There
is no need of more than one week's
vacation at this season of the year;
and that, between Christmas and New
For the love of Mike, why don't
somebody get married here in Platts
mouth. The Christmas bells and
marriage bells did not seem to chime
together matrimonially. It is certainly
awful for the matrimonial market to
get so slack here in this great big
town. Go to it, boys, and -do some
thing for your country, and we will
fix you up so that you will "live
happy ever after."
I will sell at public auction at my
home, seven and one-half miles west
of Plattsmouth, a half-mile north of
Louisville road, live miles southeast
of Cedar Creek and a half-mile- north
of Bfcker school house, on Wednes
day, January 17th, the following de
scribed property, to-witt
Twenty Head of Horses and Mules.
One span gray horses, weight, 3,200,
4 and o years.
One span brown horses, weight,
2,S00, 7 and 8 years.
One span carriage horses, weight,
1,100, 10 and 15 years.
One black horse, weight, 1,500, 5
years old.
One gray mare with foal, weight,
1,250, 1 1 years.
One dark gray colt, weight, 1,100,
2 years old.
One dark brown colt, weight, 1,150,
2 years old.
One black brood mare, weight, 1,150.
11 years old.
One sorrel brood mare, weight,
1,000, smooth mouth.
Eight Duroe-Jersey sows; bred.
One horse, weight 1,000, 4 years.
One mare, weight, 1,475, 8 years.
One horse, weight, 1,500, 3 years.
One horse, weight, 1,350, 3 years.
One mare, weight, 1,575, 13 years.
One suckling colt, 4 months old.
One span of 3-year-old mules.
Eleven Head of Cattle.
Eight head of good milk cows.
Two heifers.
One Short Horn bull.
Farm Machinery-, Wagons, Etc.
One corn elevator and power. One
press drill. One self-binder. One corn
planter. One disc harrow. One Mil
waukee mower. One 12-inch gang
plow. One lti-inch sulky plow. One
let-inch walking plow. One 4-section
harrow. Two walking c ultivators. Or.'.'
-shovel riding cultivator. One ma- i
nure spreader. One corrugated roller.
One smooth roller. One bob-sled. One
."-stroke hay press. One small wheat
irill. One 2-scction harrow-. One
sweep feed grinder. One carriage.
Oi.e top buggy. Two lumber wagons.
One hay rack and wagon. I'eur sets
work harness. One set buggy harness.
0:e DeLaval cream separator. One
O'd Trusty incubator. One big butcher
kettle. One horse cliuper. One oust
bill. One forge. Tools of a'l kinds,
household foods and other articles too
numerous to mention. Sale com
mences at 10 a. m. Lunch served at
Terms of Sale All : ur.i:;- under sin.
cash; over ';1 one year's time will
be given, purchaser giving note with
approved security bearing 8 per cent
interest from dale. No pmpcrty t"
be removed from the premise.- until
settled f..r. II . E. BECKEK.
W. I!. Young. Auctioneer.
C. O. Fricke, Clerk.
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Davs are getting longer.
Nineteen and seentceii will be a
Easy money usually goes to the un
deserving. :o :-
Villa never came back, because he
never went away.
Although talk is cheap a good many
people waste language.
:o :-
The conscience fund of the United
States this year exceeds ij;fS,0M,
against $",1S7 in 1!1." and only
$., O.'l in 1!1 1. Apparently prosperity
piicks the public conscience.
The year 1!)11 shows there were
fifty-four persons limbed in the
United States during the year. Fifty
of these were and four white.
The state of Georgia heads the list
with fourteen.
Goveinor Neville is bejng severely
censured in some sections for the ap
pointment of G. E. Norman of Omaha
as deputy labor commissioner. It is
claimed that Norman was discharged
by Labor Commissioner Coffee for in
competency. :o:
If the present legislature will re
duce the wall-flower force around the
state house to about one half, it will
be a noble deed. The members should
do this the first thing on re-assembling
and get rid of them from- ths
For Infants and Children
En Use For Over 30 Years
Always bear?
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Movies Latest Offering in Four Big Reels
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The Wyoming Parson and the Naturlast of
the Rockies Himself.
The Greatest Nature's Story
Ever Told
$ A D tV! 3 3 S 3 O
1 on SALE.
Improved farm, northwest l
J of 13-20-6, Uocne county, No- !
-I- braska; two and a hrjlf miles -I
from Albion; $16,000.60. Easy
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J Albion, Nebraska. l
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The fate of the star aviators of
both sides in the war shows that the
wage of success is death. The only
prospect which fame holds out to them
is a brilliant doom.
Bsg Nebraska Conventions
Lincoln, January 1 5th to 1 9th
Agricultural and Live Stock Societies
B'ard of Agriculture
Coin Improvers
Slate and County FaiiS
Nebraska Da iynien'.1: Association
A g r i ? u 1 r u r a I E x t e n s io n -i
State Florists' Society
January -Horse Day;" January Kith, "JJ ve-Stock-Day ;" Janu
ary 17t.h, -Horticultural, Beef Cattle and Dairy Day;" January IK
"Potatoe Day;" January lth, "Rural Credit Day."
For official programs, information, etc., apply to W. R. Mellor, Chair
man. Lincoln, Neb.
National Western Live Stock Show,
3 For Infants and Children.
Mothers Know That
Genuine uasioria
For Over
Thirl" Years
m$ 1
cintiui co:pir. hew yo citt.
January 11
and Night
W ond erland
fl 10 and 15c53a
.Mr. J. C. Peterson, manager of the
Gem theater, secures novel attraction
for Thursday, January 11th. The
movies' latest offering, a travalogue
in four reels, "America's Wonderland,
Yellowstone Park," ami the real west
at work and play. Mr. O. I. Wood,
the parson and naturalist of the Kock
ies, will appear, giving his many ex
periences in the western hills and
mountains. This attraction is appear
ing in all the principal cities and is
meeting with great approval and ap
preciation by both press and public.
Easy to entertain reserve a tabic
for your party at the liiley for spe-
Spcculators generally find out what
goes up must come down.
Nebraska Home Economics'
Rural Schools Association
Horse Breeders
Swine Breeders
Sheep Breeders
Cattle Breeders
?k J Use
Denver, Colo., January 20-27, 1917.
R. WCLEMENT. Ticket Agent
L. W. WAKE LEY, General Passenger Agent,
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