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    THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 11)17.
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XZbz plattsmciitb journal
Eateredat Fostoffice at riattsmouth. Neb., a3 second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
Small service is true service
Mhile it lasts. Of humblest !
friends bright creatures scorn
J. not one. The daisy, by the
-I- shadow that it casts, protects J
the lingering dew drop from the J
sun. Wadsworth. -I
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Another snow covers the ground.
There is always a delighted smile
ti do ii the boy with the sled.
Ke p your eye on the sleepy-looking
mule, lie kicks the hardest.
I." a coin is the worst thing you
have to contend with, you're in luck.
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F-e-juently a show is not as im
rm :-iil as the visitors ha.! honed it
Ti:r,- was when jirls mairicd foi but now ihe most of them marry
for a!imt;:iv.
It is mighty queer that everybody
car. see a man slipping down hill a
lontr time before he finds it out him
The m.m with a wife used to bother
iilw.ut "overhead" expenses, but that
w;i bef'.re women's shoos began to
cost as much as their hats.
Th.e nio.-t that some people do is to
s!--p and -at an! we have wondered
why l.ody didn't invent a folding
bed that t an a! -o be u-cd as a table
The destruction ot a seven million
dollar hi id'.re is but a drop in the
backet in the devastation of the war.
Europe seems trying to reduce itself
to the condition of one vast junk pile
Vi mm it'ii hoes may soon be a reality
in this country, and by the time w
wear out the second pair there will
probably be an uproar in this coun
try about the destruction of the fore-Is.
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The Noble peace prize award has
again passed over and this in spite
of the fact that the tribe of peace
was never more numerous or, in all
lobabrlity, more willing to accept the
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The cost of having teeth pulled has
been advanced, but it is less painful
to have teeth pulled nowadays, be
cause after paying the price foi
edibles you have become accustomed
to the sensation.
Further evidence that Chicago is
the most wicked city in the world is
shewn in the arrest of the chief oi
police of the Windy City, who stands
accused of having received -'nOOX
for having protected law-breakers.
The public roads of the United
Htutes outside the limits of incor
pointed towns and cities had, January
L a total length of about 2,-
d."o.00 miles. of which about L'77"f'
roii--s. or 11.: per cent, are improved
with sr.m? form of surfacing. The
mi! aire of surfaced roads "is increas
ing at the rate ot about lt,Oou mile
per annum.
The year l'.tll promises to be a
pro -porous year, and the building sea
m;ii piomises much for Plattsmouth.
Sin'e our people have gotten the
huilding and improvement fever, foi
several years, there does not seem to
be any stopping it. In fact there i.
no Kssible necessity of stopping it
Every available modern improved
jesidence is soon gobbled lip by the
first-cias renter New people are to town all the time, and in-
Vesting in property, let us get Toady
to ' be un and doing" next season.
Whether the safety first movement
will ever reach the point where there
will be legislation to compel persons
to safeguard their own lives is an
interesting question raised by the re
cent conference of the Nationa As
sociation of Railway commissioners,
the American Automobile association
and the American Railway associa
tion. The meeting had as its purpose
the countrywide adoption of a uni
form system of signals and other pre
cautionary measures. It vas pro
posed, for instance, that one standard
sign of danger should be installed
everywhere at grade crossings, so as
to be in plain view of the driver of
a vehicle and so that it could be
plainly read at night by automobile
The number of accidents at grade
crossings is still large enough to force
respectful attention to any remedies
proposed, however drastic they may
seem. Two propositions were sug
gested by spokesmen of the railroads,
the first provided that within 100 feet
of the crossing automobiles should
not proceed at a rate of speed greater
than ten miles an hour, and, second,
that motor cars should be brought to
a full stoy not less than ten feet from
the nearest rail of the crossing. Ob
jection was made to the first sug
gestion that it was unreasonable and
would tend to the maintenance of ob
noxious speed traps at such crossings,
with resulting inconvenience and in
justice to many motorists, in fact, ex
ercising all proper caution. The sec
ond was objected to mainly that it
was unreasonable to require motor
ists to stop at all crossings, since in
many instances the tracks in their di
rection are visible for such distances
as to make stopping entirely unneces
sary. It was linally agreed that motor
ists should be required to reduce speed
and proceed cautiously at all crossings
and that the public service commis
sions of the several states should have
the power to determine at which stops
should be made, both full-stop cross
ings to be designated by appropriate
signs, and that failure of a motorist
to stop at such to be prima facie
evidence that he had not proceeded
cautiously in making such crossing.
This compromise probably is the most
sensible one that could be adopted,
but unless it brings the results de
sired, reducing the grade crossing ac
cidents to a minimum, it might be
well to apply even more stringent
remedies for the protection of reck
less motorists against their own folly.
Washington Post.
We have found out from experienct
that it is not best to print everything
that happens, and with this indellibly
stamped upon our mind we are omit
ting some items every day that would
prove more or less sensational. The
Journal does not care to injure the
feelings of anyone, and we want the
r.ews, yet there are several kinds that
will be eliminated from our columns
in the future.
They do say that Lieutenant Gov
ci nor Edgar Howard . looks like a
Homco, and presides like an old hand
at the ' business. Edgar is a true
statesman, and is one of the ablest
men that ever presided over the Ne
braska senate, and is very popular
with the members of that branch of
the legislature.
There will be no peace among the
lighting nations of Europe for at
"least another year. That seems a
foregone conclusion. Well, if nothing
will do them but fight, let 'em go to
it until one or the other side, or both
get enough.
About the heaviest things some peo
ple can carry is their own opinion.
Nebraska fourth in crops.
Let no guilty man escape.
riattsmouth is still on the up grade.
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It don't take much of a person to
start trouble.
Girls should remember that hand
some is as handsome does.
Nebraska, of course, needs a new
capital. Nobody disputes that.
You don't have to watch riatts
mouth grow you can hear it.
Tom Lawson names mensin "leak."
If they are guilty, turn the rascals
Old Winter seems to have a desire
to let us know that he is still on the
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More people are interested in a
square meal than they are in a square
If you have anything to say"", out
with it. Don't stand around and growl
like a dog.
The Nebraska primary law is some
thing that everybody endorses but no
body wants.
You can always tell a man that's:
even mad at himself as you pass him
on the street.
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After all is said and done most oi
the trouble arises merely from mis
understandings. -:o:
They are all after the money, but
some people will take greater risks to
get it than others.
There is trouble "brewing" in this
man's town. And the more trouble
the better it suits some people.
Poultry shows are now the drawing
cards. If they would install a few
egg shows they might have winners,
The people generally are favorable
to the short ballot. Then let the leg
islature do something in this direc
If the Dry Federation's prohibitory
lawr becomes effective, there will bo
several official "breath smellers' tc
appoint in every community.
Auburn has just opened its new
hospital Every town of any note has
a hospital. Why can't we have a hos
pital, and make it a special improve
ment for next season. Plattsmouth
has long needed a hospital.
The Lincoln Herald says Herb
Gooch of the Star, is fixing matters
to run for congress next year. He is
a good man and possesses all the
necessary essentials to make a good
race. This paper will support Herb.
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The humorous artist who pictures
Adam fishing and telling Eve a lie
about the size of the one that got
away, probably refers to an incident
that happened after Adam ate of the
forbidden fruit and got acquainted
with sin.
Considerable discussion is going on
as to suitable names for the United
States war vessels. Any suggestions
are good so long as we avoid the
liritish practice with such titles as
Indefatigible, Irrepressible, and Un
terrified. Seven hundred papers in the United
States suspended in the last month,
owing to the high price of print pa
per. Paper manufacturers admit the
prices they are charging will put 25
per cent of the publications of the
country out of business in the next
twelve months.
The department of agriculture re
cently reported that an enormous acre
age has been sown to winter wheat.
Thus will the high prices eventually
commit suicide. The soil of the
United States is going to be worked
more effectively than ever before ant
the result will be magnified crops next
summer and fall. '
How thoroughly the new federal re
serve act has charified the financial
situation is disclosed by the fact that
the treasury department now plans
issuing, without fear of encountering
capitalistic prejudice, millions in the
once religiously despised greenbacks
to substitute United States treasury
notes of larger denominations and
meet a crying need of the country
for small change.
This unblushing announcement from
the treasury depailment is enough to
make the old-time "toenbacker prick
up his ears with an interest deciled'y
ccJ'icious to expei ic nee. It has been
but a shor- tim a proposal to
issue a greenback, w hich has no coin
s fcifically behind it :n the treasury,
would haze ttmr. den .unced in "on e.
quarters as economic treason. The
buglers of fiat money would have been
thrown into a panic of exasperation.
Not a greenback has been issued sine?
1885. The limit, fixed by the law of
187S, is a little above $31(',000,000.
Had it been proposed a half a dozen
years ago to provide currency of
smaller denominations, pressure would
have been brought to bear to guar
antee that, no matter what might be
retired, the new issue should not be
fiat money. Long usage has reconciled
us to the qualities of fiat paper.
Perhaps the fact that the govern
ment now maintains a reserve fund
of $150,000,000 for the redemption of
the $.'5,oSl,01 outstanding as a relic
of total issues of $382,000,000 for cur
rency uses during anil after the war,
abates somewhat 'the old prejudice
against greenbacks, which are really
government notes payable on demand.
The old-time greenbacker proceeded
upon the theory that Uncle Sam's
promise to pay stamped upon a piece
of paper constituted a superior and
unfailing medium of exchange, but
the expert economist and financier
thought a dollar in gold in the treas
ury to back Uncle Sam's promise a
prime essential.
However, while the government has
but $150,000,000 gold reserve for the
redemption of the more than twice
thr.t amount of greenbacks, the av
erage citizen never stops to observe
whether the currency coming into his
hands is greenbacks or banknotes.
Lincoln Star.
Justice isn't only getting what is
coming to us, but it is standing ready
to yield all the rightful claims of the
other fellow. It isn't only what we
get, but what we give, as well. It
doesn't come by force alone, nor by
law, but by an inner sense of fairness
that could give nothing less. The ap
plication, in love, of the Golden Rule
is the highest form of justice.
There are four newspapers in east
ern Iowa that were compelled to sus
pend publication on account of the
increased cost of white print paper.
And from the present outlook there
is liable to be many others, if some
relief does not come soon.
Friends, beware of the tattler's
tongue. The man or woman who will
backbite other people to you will back
bite you to other people. Don't for
get that. Treat a tattler as you
would keep out of its way.
The charges against the men high
up are simply -charges until proven
guilty. No matter how high up they
may be at Washington, they should
meet punishment the same as anybody
Campaigns for reckless driving arc
being pushed so hard in many piaces
that it is believed the autoist will be
held to thirty miles an hour in crowd-,
ed streets.
Lawson declares he won't go to jai!
as the goat. We wouldn't either, as
long as we madej as many millions out
of the "leak" as he did.
It is lucky,. for most of. us that the
Great' Judge considers us, not foi
what we are, but for what we mean
to be and may be.
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Nebraska needs a publicity bureau.
That will accomplish much more tha';
the showing of a few moving features.
There can no longer be any doubt
that the work of the Public Health
Service has curtailed the ravages of
certain diseases, not only yellow fever
and the bubonic plague, but in many
other directions. At one time malaria
was endemic over a much greater
area of the United States than it is
today, and in many sections where it
is still endemic its prevalence ha
greatly diminished. Fifty years ago
the disease prevailed farther north
than it does now. The endemic area
extended to the Great Lakes and into
Canada. Ague was in this section the
most common of ailments, and quinine
the most universal of household reme
dies. The earlv literature indicates
that the disease was formerly more
or less prevalent also in Iowa, Minne
sota, the Dakotas, Utah, Colorado,
Montana and Wyoming.
In all that region a case of maliria
is now seldom found and when found,
the disease has generally been con
tracted in some region where it still
prevails. Aside from the regions
where malaria formerly prevailed and
where it does not now exist, it is fast
diminishing in many regions of the
south, where a persistent fight has
been made by the authorities on mos
quitoes. It is hoped that in the life
time of some now living that it can
be completely eradicated. That will
not require the destruction of all the
mosquitoes. To inoculate one with the
malaria, the mosquito must first bite
a person who has it, and if no one is
affected with the disease those insects
cannot disperse it.
Malaria is hardly ever fatal. Out
of 7,000 cases reported in the army
last year, not one proved fatal, but
it greatly reduces the power of the
body to resist other diseases and the
health authorities say "it is a potent
factor in determining the average
duration of life in areas- where it is
endemic." The curtailment of malaria
and the eradication of other diseases
has -its economic side as well as med
ical. It increases the productive pow
er the nation. World-Herald.
It seems to us that most people in
the city of Kearney will he delighted
this morning tq read that the supreme
court has upheld the constitutionality
of the paving law, which has been in
operation in cities of the size of
Kearney for the past two years.
If there are any who are not glad,
it is probably because they have been
made to believe the law was wrong
in principal, or because they were
not willing to make the improvements
which have started the best years of
Kearney's existence.
Lawyers from all over the state,
who have commented on the paving
law under which we have been work
ing, have almost to a man been con
fident of what the supreme court
would do when the final adjudication
of the case came before that body.
But there was a number of reac
tionary individuals in the city who
were angered by the fact that prog
ress did not have to wait on their de
cision to advance and that the work
was done in spite of them.
Now that the highest court in the
state has decided the law is good,
would it not be well to let the city
go ahead without involving its duly
chosen officials in useless lawsuits and
needless expense to the taxpayers
which retard the city's progress and j
icceives the ridicule of the other Jive-1
wire municipalities? Kearney Times
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The negroes in several of the cities!
of Nebraska petitioned the authorities,
of thos cities against allowing the (
performance, "The Birth of a Nation,
to bo shown in these towns. "The
Birth of a Nation" has been seen here
twice, and we have heard of no ne
groes knocking from the simple fact,
perhaps, that there is not a "colored
lady or gentleman" in this city. It is
too hot" for them here, apparently.
Judge Landis of the United States
district court demonstrated that he
had the courage of his conviction
when he upheld the 2-cent passenger
law.JIe is certainly not a prejudiced
judge. This decision effects Nebraska
as well as other states.
First Security Bank
Sound, Conservative and Progressive
W titfc ' auxious to assist the fanner in feeding and
handling his live atock for market
Deposits In This Bank
are protected by the Depositors' Guaranty Fund of the
State of Nebraska, which has reached nearly $1,
000,000.00 It is back of us and protects you!
WM. SCHNEIDER. President
W. H. LOHNES, Vice-President T. J. SHANAHAN, Vice-President
J. F. FOREMAN, Cashier
Last week a number of Omaha High
school students were locked up in a
cell in the Douglas county jail for
several hours by a deputy sheriff, who
did it for a joke. The Omaha joker
becomes very practical in many things
that are not very funny, and locking
kit's up in a jail cell for several hours
is one of them.
The legislature has gotten right
down to business, and many bills have
been introduced in the house, many
more than ought to be at this early
date. If this rate keeps up, by the
close of the sixty days . the sifting
committee will find plenty to do.
As soon as you begin to argue that
it can't be done, you begin to think
it can't, and when you think a thing
can't be done, the chances are you
will not assist very much in accom
plishing it.
A want ad will bring what you want.
The Patient She Helped Makes
Interesting Statement.
MadI?on, Wis. Mrs. Oscar Day, of
1006 L-'onona Ave., Fair Oaks, this
town, says: "Before mv baby 'was
bom, I suHcred terribly with womanlv
troubles and nervousness, and was
living in a state of fear all the time.
One day, an old friend of mine.
who, by the way, is a nurse, and goes
around to all cases, brought me a bot
tle of Cardui, the woman's tonic, and
told me to keep on taking it right
along. I did, and felt much better
a'fter the first bottle. I kept on tak
ing it, and had as little trouble as
anybody could wish for. Feeling very
good now.
There never was a better medicine
for women than Cardui, and I will
recommend it to any one who is in
need of it. This nurse uses Cardui
with her patients, so it i3 well known
all around here.
I am never without a bottle of
Cardui in my home."
We urge you to try Card-u-i, the
woman's tonic, for your troubles. It
will help you over the hard places,
just as it has thousands of other
Don't delay. Begin taking Cardui
today. You won't regret it. NCB5
Our stock is complete and prices are
lower than the market. Wtih hides sell
ing at 18c per pound and shoes advancing
every day you will not regret a visit at
our store.
We have overshoes, also a complete
line of sweater coats and sheep lined coats
at right prices.
Get your butcher supplies of us, a
car of new salt just arrived blocks and
Cedar Creek
Cedar Creek
For your valentines, see S. J.
Keames. '
I'hilip Schafer spent Monday in
First Security bank pays 5 per cent
on time deposits.
Chas. Hennings was a county seat
visitor Tuesday.
First Security bank pays 5 per cent
on-time deposits.
Miss Edith Dasher was visiting in
LaPlatte Monday.
Remember the dance at Sayles' hall,
Saturday eevning.
First Security bank pays 3 per cent
on time deposits.
James Johnson was in the city
Tuesday of this week.
J. W. Keil and family were in the
county seat last Saturday.
Miss Clara Dasher was shopping in
Plattsmouth last Friday.
Miss Mabel Meisinger was visiting
in Plattsmouth last Sunday.
Farm Loans, Insurance and Real
Estate. See J. F. Foreman.
Miss Merna Wolff visited with
friends in Plattsmouth last Saturday.
Pete Core is spending the week at
Cullom assisting in the ice harvest.
Mrs. John Thierolf went to La
Platte Monday for a visit with rela
tives. Mrs. Olive, who has been visiting
her brother, Louis Myers, departed
for Dallas, Tex., last Monday morning.
Don't forget S. J. Reames when you
are in need of paper napkins, paper
plates, ice cream dishes and all kinds
of crepe paper.
Lloyd Schneider, J. F. Wolff, J. F.
Foreman and C. Whitaker drove to
Plattsmouth last Monday evening to
see the wrestling match.
Wolff & Ault and J. F. Foreman
received a car load of the Famous Six
Maxwell cars last Friday. They have
the agency for this car in this terri
tory. L. A. Meisinger drove in this morn
ing from his farm home to spend a
few hours in the city looking after
some trading with the merchants.
Remember the Journal carries the
finest line of stationery in town, and
can please all in this line of goods.