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MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1917.
A BUSTED BOGIE
A human alarm clock the baby.
CHEAPTR PAPER PERHAPS.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL,
Che plattsmoutb journal
PUBLISHED SKMI-WECKLV AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA.
Catered at Tostofflce at riattsmouth,' Neb., as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
CBSCRIPTIO.n PRICEl PEH YEAH IN ADVANCE
THOUGHT FOK TODAY
T every man there come -I
-I- noble thoughts which pass v
across his heart like great white
A little cooler the lat few
Time will cure snoi ing, but
tu le daytime.
A fat woman never ha? any luck
in pining away.
Lincoln people stem to be tired of
the commission form of government.
It is not the size of the paper that
counts, l-ut that which is in it is what
the people want.
Some people are helpless as lone;
a- they can tret help. You have noticed
that, haven't you?
Men in the trenches are not per
mitted to relax their efforts in order
u listen to peace negotiations.
The strangest part of it is that
none of the advocates of peace at any
price want to move over into China.
This the glorious land of liberty.
in which we merely pay our money to
the trusts instead of giving our loy
alty to a sovereign.
A man never feels quite so con
spicuous a.- lie does on a cold morn
ir.g walkiTi.tr down the street with a
gill wearing white shoes.
There is sai! to be a famine in
wedding rings in England. An even
more serious outlook, there is report
ed to be a famine in bridegrooms.
Talk about th high cost of living,
how about the political pie at Lincoln.
Plenty of wall flowers hanging around
to grab a piece? when the opportunity
The people who complain most bit
terly about the scarcity of eggs may
be the same ones who find fault with
their neighbors for keeping hens in
their back yard.
Two years ago 1,'.00 bills were in
troduced in the Missouri house of rep
resentatives, and SOU in the senate.
They must have put in the entile
winter introducing bills.
The Journal extends its congratu
lations to its friend, Gene Mayfield,
upon his success in securing the ap
pointment to the position of member
of the board of control. He succeed:
Jndge Kennedy, and will prove a good
man for the place.
1 o '.
The mo.-t flagrant exhibition of the
genuine "yellow streak" is displayed
by the fellow who forgets the fellow
who put him in a nice fat office. The
f.niy difference between such a fellow
and a skunk is that the skunk has a
white streak down its back.
bank reports of Plattsmoutl:
now ui) in i;r,c
fine shape. The three
banks in this town ;ue institutions to
be proud of. The building and loan
associations and also the local insur
ante companies are in prosperous con
dition, and all seem pretty well sat
isfied with the business of i!lf.
Possibly the marriage ritual may
be revised, in the future, to include
this pledge from the bridei- "Do you
promise to keep the living expenses of
you! home down to forty cents per
day per capita?" And the blushing
me. trained down to the minute in
hou-ehold ecoiiora ,
a confident "Yes."
THE FAIR AMI OPEN MIND.
If you want to find out what kind
of person a public man is it is a pret
ty safe rule to inquire, nnung his
i, ighboi s. The president pro tern of
the Nebraska senate, John Mattes of
Nebraska City, has been held up to
the state recently as one unfit for the
r!iice. This is what the editor of the
Nebraska City Tress i republican
and prohibitionist has to say of him:
"Criticism of Senator Mattes as
l iesi knt pro tern of the senate is
t aay te make, but not to substantiate.
We v.l o know him in hi; horns town,
v. n.'ihcr we agree with t:rt on all top
ics or not, realize that his character
is g "a d, his record as a business man
una -salable and his characteristics a
a rertleman equalled by very few
others. He is open and aboveboard
'n iiz fighting and his stand on a
question is not covered up by a lot of
useless language and oratorical ges
tures. He doesn't bury his thoughts
with a dictionary. That he has al
ways fought in the open is one reason
he has so many friends. The present
writer doesn't agree with him at all
upon the subject of liquor regulation,
but that has never served as a damper
to the friendship which has existed be
tween the few- men for several years,
and this trifling disagreement as to
the best method to curb an evil does
not deter the editor of the Press from
'bawling out' the half-baked fanatics
who see in John Mattes a personifica
tion cf His Satanic Majesty, hoofs,
horns and caudal appendage. They
are looking through glases with jaun
diced eyes and their livers' need fix
ing."' This is a refreshing exhibition of
the fair and open mind. If it were
the rule in politics rather than the
exception, our public life and political
campaigns would be different from
what they are, and people would be
able to vote much more intelligently.
Of all the deadly foes of good gov
ernment the partisanship that is nar
row and jaundiced and speaks nothing
but evil of an opponent is by Ion
odds the worst. World-Herald.
No city in the state of Nebraska is
more proud of its public schools than
P.'attsmouth. And the only thing that
prevents its progress onward and up
ward is a durable and up-to-date high
chool building, that will reflect credit
upon the various .departments and
demonstrate to the outside world that
the people of our city desire to keep
up with the procession in educational
Many farmers are awaiting the
opening of the farm loan banks, when
there is plenty of money in the local
banks that could be borrowed as ad
vantageously as the money of the
government. We never was in favor
of the government going into the
banking business so extensively.
Will Maupin, of the York Democrat,
says he is in favor of government
ownership of the paper mills. Here,
Such big sums are being paid into
the conscience fund these days that
a poor man will begin to feel that he
cannot afford a conscience.
It is said that a single drop of nico
tine Nill kill a rabbit in three and a
half minutes but who wants to kill
Great care is necessary in pre par
ing diplomatic notes. "Excuse haste
and a bad pen" will not cover deficen
Some chaps are so easy that the
only person they ever turn down for
a loan are members of their own fam-
Perhaps we may hear a great deal
about the solid south in the next na
tional election. It is a morsel from
which many seem to find it impossi
ble to get away. But in the next elec
tion it cannot truthfully be said that
so far as the popular vote is con
cerned, it was the solid south that en
abled the democrats to elect a presi
dent in 191G. Of course it can be said
again, just as it has often been said
before, with more or less truth, as it
was said on suspicion in the last cam
paign, and as it has been said since
election without a shadow of truth.
There are few states in the north
that have been as sturdily republican
as have the southern states been
democratic. There are two states
contemplated in the term "solid
south," Missouri and Kentucky, that
are not solid by any means.
Eliminating these two states from
the solid south, and eliminating from
the rest of the states those that are
unreasoningly and habitually repub
lican, one finds that in the states that
are subject to change in party allegi
ance 22,000 more votes were cast for
President Wilson than were cast in
the same states against him.
The solid south may be interpreted
to mean the following states, which
gave Wilson the majorities indicated;
Alabama, (59,000; Arkansas, 72,000;
Florida, 42,000; Georgia, 115,000; Lou
isiana, 73,000; Mississippi, 7t,000;
North Carolina, 47,000; Oklahoma, 51,
000; South Carolina, G0,000; Tennes
see, 37,000; Texas, 221,000; Virginia,
53,000. The total majority they gave
Wilson was 910,000.
On the other hand the states that
are always republican gave majorities
against him as follows: Iowa, 59,000;
Maine, 5,000; Massachusetts, 21,000;
Michigan, 52,000; Pennsylvania, 182,
000; Rhode Island, 4,000; Vermont,
18,000; Wisconsin, 28,000; a total of
It will be seen that the so-called
solid south gave Wilson 547,000 more
votes than the solidly republican
states of the north gave against him.
But Mr. Wilson was elected by a pop
ular vote of 509,000, receiving in the
doubtful states 22,000 more votes
than his competitor. Lincoln Star.
Is the ice harvest over? Maybe.
After all, it's generally as we see it.
"Blessed are the peacemakers" when
they make peace.
If you have a forgiving spirit you
will enjoy perennial sunshine.
The man who pays as he goes us
ually has something to go on.
"American flag torn to pieces by
Villa men." Another typical Mexican
Although beauty is only skin deep,
it pays handsomely when transferred
to a movie film.
The man who is willing to forgive
his enemies, might go one better by
not making any.
With some people eye glasses serve
principally as an anchorage for one
end of a heavy black ribbon.
Setting the clock ahead and saving
daylight seems to be about the limit
of sane people's idea of economy.
Our notion of nothing to worry
about is what the world will do for
news when the big war is over.
There are certain phases of the
Zeppelin situation from which no com
fort can be drawn by looking up.
If the Farmers' Union of Nebraska
goes into" politics, as is most likely
there will be something doing in fu
We don't understand why some peo
pie want to get chesty. Why, in a
hundred years from now you won'
have any chest.
Thaw has thawed out again by try
ing to kill himself. It would have
been a blessing to his family if lie had
If you can say statistics you are
We have noticed since childhood
that the admired "busy bee" loafs all
winter. So do some others.
Both the in-coming and out-going
governors recommending the short
ballot, which ought to help some.
It is understood what is meant by
new foes with an old face when the
coal man drives up in the ice wagon.
There are also those who feel cer
tain that the town needs everything
that our citizens are able to get for it.
The undertaker is a good citizen
and ordinarily a cheerful person, but
ic just can't be expected-to brighten
up a sick room.
After listening to a man who pro
posed a way to end the war, we made
up our mind that he didn't know
whether Buda Pest was a breakfast
food, a patent medicine of a substi
tute for gasoline.
It is claimed that there have been
only eight cases of typhoid fever in
the United States army the past year.
t therefore appears that it was only
i matter of vaccination to eliminate
the dreaded disease altogether.
The state capitol building was erect
ed during the sod-house period. Now
give us a state house in keeping with
Nebraska of today, one of the most
prosperous states in the Union, and
the sod house has given way for com
Senator Howell got in on several
good committees, and the chairman
ship of one, notwithstanding his bail
weak in the first few days of the sen
ate. Ld is a pretty nice fellow, anu
only needed "fixing," that was ail.
Any bill introduced in the house or
senate by a member from Douglas
county, no matter how worthy it
might be, will never meet with ap
proval of the old State Journal. That
just shows how pernicious and blinded
by prejudice the Journal has become
toward the metropolis of Nebraska.
Hon. John Mattes is not only chair-
mon of the committee on banks and
currency in the senate, but he is also
a member ot tne committees on legis
lation, municipal affairs, miscellane
ous subjects, and live stock and graz
. . ... V
ing, and last, but not least, a member
of the committee on committees.
We do not expect anything else but
that dene Mayfield will be confirmed
by the senate. It is due Governor Ne
ville and justice to Mr. Mayfield.
lie is a native Nebraskan, a gentle
man and a scholar, and well fitted for
the position as member of the board
From present indications, when
spring opens thex will be plenty do
ing in this old town, from that time
until snow flies again. We all be
lieve in riattsmouth and her institu
tions, and where a community i har
monious and stands up f:r its im
provement and for the welfare of it:
business institutions, educational and
otherwise, you can't down it.
Gene Mayfield will be confirmed by
the senate tomorrow, from present in
dications. There seems to be some lit
tle opposition to the retirement of
Judge Kennedy on the board of con
trol, but it iooks "to a man up a tree"
as if the governor should have a right
to appoint whom he pleases, and it is
the duty of the senate to confirm his
The Habit of Taking Coid.
With many people taking cold is a
habit, but fortunately one that is eas
ily broken. Take a cold sponge bath
every morning when you first get out
of bed not ice cold, but a tempera
ture of about DO degrees F. Also
sleep with your window up. Do this
and you will seldom take cold. When
you do take cold take Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy and get rid of it as
quickly as possible. Obtainable everywhere.
The greed of the paper manufact
urers is likely to prove a blessing in
disguise. The high price of paper has
started the chemists to work and
after several failures it is reported
that a process lias been devised that
will convert old newspapers into new
material really superior "to the paper
before it is used. It is claimed that
old paper can be converted into new
at a cost of $5 a ton. The process
was invented by Prof. Thomas Jasp
crson of Ncenah, Wis. The experi
ments on a commercial scale wet;!
made at the Combined Locks Paper
Co., near Kakuana, Wis. The result
brought out a paper a little whiter
than the original. Three tons of the
eld newspapers were thus cleansed
and turned Lac!: into paper.
All of the big paper manutaetur-;
ers have rejected the new process and j
the excuse they give is that at the j
close of the war. 01 fas 0:1 everything.
wiii droo ".i d il v.ou'd be
them to .--tail 'P any 1 e'v
Tile K!ier manu i'ac . u ." s ;tie
terested at preset. t in u'i;.-' any : --v.
cheap pro.vss ta';-j the ii'..ld, and a.-.-making
so much that i-iey are in
different about such a process.
It is probable that men in other
lines of business will take the matter
up. It is said that mills will be
erected in the larger cities where the
raw material can be easily obtained
with the market close at hand, and
that the inventor is at present in
Xew York conferring with capitalists
concerning the building of a mill
there. World Herald.
SHOULD t'ONTIRM MAYFIELD.
Governor Neville is to be congratu
lated for having found and recognized
so capable a man as E. O. Mayfield
for membership in the state board of
Gene .Mayfield ha-; spent the greater
part of his life in Nebva-ka. His ac
quaintance is about as nerriy univer
sal among Nebra: leans as thai of anyj
na'.n. The chai actor and quality of
the men of mark in all portions of thei
state who have asked Ids appointment
is evidence that he stands high in the
eteem of the best men in the state.
There is not a blotch upon hi.s life's
record. He has held positions of high
tiust and great business responsibility
and has acquitted hlnv elf well.
It does r.ot seem possible that the
senators with whom coniirmation of
his appointment rests can be im
piessed with the chev.p political piffle'
b.diig urged against hi? eiid.r?cment
by the senate. Without reflecting at
a!l upon the retiring mm'er of the
b.'ard, to succeed whom Mr. M;'y field
is appointed, it is a subtci fuge to in
sist that Mr. Kennedy is the only re
publican in the state capable of hold
ing this position. Those who believe
in the American principle of rotation
in office will not take kindly to any cf
fc -t to perpetuate anycvic 177 the office-holding
It is amusing to encetmler the sub
tle suggestion that di a;lac-met rf
Mr. Kennedy by Mr. Mayf.el.i ;:pon
the forme: ':; retirement will be ar: c
crt'i.-'c of objectionable politics ;n its
composition. Law lequire.'. no. a Ti m
pai tisan, but : hi -pi: rti.-rn : '.!".'. Ov
member must be : i ( pi '. 11 ..a
Mayfield h-a: the .':, io: ; at cf tM
greater numle- of the mo.-l relive vr-.:-eminent
republicans of t'ue t:t;;te. It
is customary for an appointing author
ity to accept the recommendations of
the leading men of the party from
which an appointee must come.
Ncbrasknns have become somewhat
used to the doctrine advocated in some
quarters, "If you appoint anyone we
do not want, it is politics." The sen
ators should not hesitate, and prob
ably will not hesitate, to promptly and
quite unanimously cenfirm Mr. May
field's selection. To do otherwise would
be politics of the most reprehensible
quality. Lincoln Star.
I5y making friends at home you will
never want for friends.
When it comes to work don't be
afraid you are going to hurt your
self. :o :-
Many a gill ho looks
is a genuine lemon.
m NaiM if R H M pjuf
Tho KlrA You tiavs Always Bought, and which has been
in :-32 for over ever 50 years, has borne the signature cf
-y r and has been made under his tipt-
( ' r.;'A-?rTfjr so-al supervision since its infancy.
.y..i.i Allow no one to deceive you in this.
7 ' - jMtt. 'V uu
iz i'.t iiixli with and endanger the health of
C.M'drei: Experience s 'gainst Experiment.
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Use For Over SO Years
Tho IVmd You Have Always Bought
THE C NTRUl COM F
Ernest Horn returned to Omalia
this morning after an over Sunday
visit with his relatives and friends.
Will Kite was among those going
to :naka lid- morning where he will
spend 1 lie day in that city consulting
- John II. Meisinger was among the
br.sine: s visitors in Omaha today go
ing to that c ity on the early Builing
toa t ; ai?i this mo: ni.ig.
Henry Hir; came in this afternoon
from 'his farm home to spend a few
hours looking afler seme matters of
business with the merchants.
Mrs. C. L. Creamer and daughter,
.Mi.-s Rose .Mae, were among those
foing to Omaha, this morning to visit
in that city with friends for a few
FiCvI L. Iiil.l f Mynr.rd drove to
'his city this morning to attend to
acre business Kiatter? and visit with
fiier.ds fcr a short time. He was a
plea -ant caller at this office.
Wiiliam Pcpei.stoek. state president
of the Sons ileimon will arrive in
the city this aftcinoc.n to take part
in tla- special meeting of that order
w! ie;i will he hchi this evening at the
hall of the local ledge.
Morris Staador. .v. ho ais been at
the h.ospital in. Omaha recovering
fram an operation for appendicitis
was aide to return hoa;e this afier
m. on. Ii" wa ' accomiianied by his
father, George St under.
Glenn Perry and wife drove in this
morning fr-.M their Ik me r.ear Mur
ray : rai eep; !'t;rl oa tile e.irly nur
Hngton train for Omaha to sp-.-nd a.
few ioais in tha city looking after
some matters of bu- im -s.
Paul II ;i! leturned to Omah.a tins
ac: aiag -v5 . 1 ha wi'l resume i.ia
studies in liiat cay in busii.es.s college
after i.n e 1 Srod, -,- i.-it witli ids
parents. Mr. and .Mr--. W. H. Ileil at
their h-m- i t Ei'-.'.t Mih; (ina;:.
invites you. Every winter makes this locality more popular; every
year brings a more holiday aspect to this land of beautiful hotels, 'per
fect auto roads, and out-door life. Burlington tickets route you via.
Denver in Personally Conducted tourist sleeper parties via Scenic
Colorado oivia Denver and the Santa Fe, Grand Canyon Route.
TEXAS, GULF COAST, AND FLORIDA
Here is the other of America's winter playgrounds the historic south
land. Theold weather is" sending here thousands of northern people'
in various palatial through trains, via Chicago, St. Louis or Kansas
City. Burlington circuit tickets include all these routes through the
rr' Srf. -.- '.-2 '.J
it 13 peasant. It contains
other narcotic wul:rt-ij..rc. I's
nnrs xnzu thirty y.vri ij. has
7X11; cf CiJisrlpiilion, ..uiency,
trio ionrji-. a joowels, aids
ir-r,- healthy and nat'.trai
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A M Y , NFWVOnK C ITV
Stanton Wilders of Lyons, Neb.,
who was an over Sunday visitor at
the C. E. Babbitt home, departed this
morning for his home. Mr. Wilders
has been in attendance at the Farm
ers' Union convention at Omaha.
Will Adams was a passenger this
morning for Omaha where he will
visit his daughter, Mrs. Dick Pitman,
at the hospital and if possible bring
her back home as she is recovering
nicely from her recent operation.
John Kaffenberger drove in from his
farm home west of this city Satur
day afternoon for a short visit with
friends. While here he took time to
call at this office and have his sub
scription to the Daily Journal extend
ed for another year.
SHOWING SOME IMPROVEMENT.
From Satiinhiy's l;iily.
Miss Caroline Leiner is reported as
showing some improvement at the
home of her aunt in Lincoln, where
she has been since her unfortunate
experience in the wreck at Gibson on
December 2'J. The young lady has
suffered a great deal since the wreck
and for several days her condition was
very serious and caused a great deal
of apprehension to her family and the
Milk in Winter.
Why do your cows give less milk
in winter than they do in summer?
Just because nature does not sup
ply them with grasses and green
food. But we have come to the as
sistance of Dame Nature with B. A.
Thomas' Stock Remedy which con
tains .the very ingredients that the
green feed supplies in season, only,
of course, in a more highly concen
trated form. We guarantee that thi3
remedy will make your cows give more
milk, and better milk with the same
II. M. Soennichsen.
Puis & Ganscmer.
A want. :d will brinrr Trn i Kt it.A.
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