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PLATTSMOUTH SEjII-TTEEELT JOURNAL.
Y. MARCH ? 1317-
VHV U N I VE R S A !., C An
Some Ford Fa.cts!
Mr. rarmrr and Mr. Iitisiness Man:
n.... .t it,.. ;.)... iU-.t -,n.r n..H)i.ii- is ioinimr tho "Lonesome Club
i.,r,.. ., i-..,. ,. i.i.. v."i;i
-,...? ..v n. r udii i.r ih.-m lijivmf
:..., there is'i.t.t A single one of th -:n
l f... iv.i.c v i..-it ii ..- him
Ii. ,.. mu--r i... iv.; what h it?
ar.d ons.-uli.-i,t small depreciation. Second the low rxjien.se for up-keep and
i.paiix avauable ev.-rvw h,-r.-. Third, largo mileage per gallon of high
t..i.ed ra-.lini-. Fourth. ::::. days per ear service m all kinds of weather
Yr.-i onl v to t.-.V.- noti.-o of
i f i ) .. i ..... I .! i '.
itli i:iud and
ii..!.t ;.!.!; 'u'i- (he other e;it ;ire ro ici o.l ! mil' Inj their llhspur".
oir mi- i.' : .' ,.';'' mmi.v v fisixfss
. . . i :i. ...... Wliv tM-inInnll v In t.iko
Oo V"'i :in aii io;,".:n:e
..f v.'.:- dVivin -; u -.!!. to
r.'.-e-e ..! v.
ii, t your
f.' -'ii -. i
ii.et'V r ;i;n:
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'... v.v: arc r,..t tho came aifuments true of the every day automobile,
i . .t ,,f :t ear :::ivv:iv, is the tii to town, to church, to your
ii- trie aurry nj i
ir. U'.'Tcc if the 1.!!j i-x?ensive automobile, just keep your eyes on your
-!-hr.-"r wl-.o . wn a Ford. How many times a year docs he pet out his
mivi'ie- team ;iiil ! ave the Ford at home n account of bad roads? Very
-ei'.ni. if ever. H..v about ou'.' When the ror.ds are bad you will prob
. -ly -a'v. u-li i ovs the rt,adsarc bad today and we just can't take our hi.tr
(.v ',.). si'y,. car t 't'.v.!i ai d ret it all muildy, it cost us too much money to
::'.i' it that wav, truess you had better hitch up the driving team again
a.. v.e will save tlie car." Why? Too litr an investment for the benefits
Y..U are jrettir.r. Too rriuch depreciation. Therefor your big expensive car
lo-.-s not even take th-e place of your driving team and carriage altho it has
cost you four or live times as much and you still have to fall back on the
hts-s when tile roads are bad.
And then as um go to town slowly behind the faithful old driving
team, tho Ford-: scoot gaily by you thru the mud like streaks of greased
Ir-rhtenlnv, perhaps you say to yourself that the Ford was the car imt
ho'il 1 have botignt but you knew you could aiTord the big expensive car
just as wci! a your neighbors who had them so you passed up the reli
able little :;o." day a year Ford for the big car at the big price that.s too
f"od to u .e when you rued it the most.
So when you take into account the cost of depreciation on the big cars,
"ire expense ar.d gasoline consumption, can't you see its economy to own a
1-oi-d for our every day running' around, for the many trips when you go
:.!.-ne. for "muddy roads and thus save your big cars.
Mr. Farmer who (iocs not own a car. Sell your chiving team and buy
the l est ai.d only car in the world for your every day use, a Ford.
We have sold Ford cars to the following people in our territory since
ihe latter part of August 101C.
J. W. Holmes.
.b.hn S. Vallery,
II en i y Rice.
T ris Schomakor.
Lincoln Teiejihoiie Co.,
A. W. Smith,
.la--. I. Karhart,
W m II. Carper.
J . ii. :.i. .-!.
Mi. Viarv Fecl.er.
I) is. I! rondel & Ilrer.del.
A. J. Trility.
I). C I'i'-tnpaiurh,
1. II. Meisinger, Jr.,
John F. Slander,
Karl C. Wiles,
Trov E. Wiles.
.Miles M. Allen,
There is a big shortage of Ford cars again this year and the Ford
C..r,-p::nv vill fu:aih us cars or iy on signed orders from actual purchasers.
U'e forward all signed orders to the Omaha Hranch each day and cars will
delivered to puicha.-ers in the e:act order in which they are given to us.
liett-r come in at oi.ee and sign an order for your Ford.
Runabo-U. srlj.". Touring Car ?.;f.O. Coupelet $."0r, Town Car $."10.",,
Sedan Stl!.", f. o. b. Detroit.
T, H. Pollock Auto Co.,
FORD Authorized Sales and Service, 6th St., PlatUmouth, Neb
Office Telephone No. 1. Shop Telephone No. 58.
AGREE ON DE
BATE ROLE TO
PRESENT G. 0. P.
Lodge Introduces Resolution Chair
Sustains Motion That it is Out
"Willful Few" Deny That They Took
Part in a Filibuster Saturday
Washington, D. C, March 7.
Reasonable cloture" a compromise
to modify the unlimited debate rule
of the senate was agreed on at a
conference between President Wilson
and democratic senators at the White
house this morning as a formal pro
position to be presented to the re
publicans. Democrats met with republicans at
11 o'clock to suggest the compromise.
If it is successful an extra session
of congress will probably be called
by the president soon ar.d the armed
neutrality measure introduced im
mediately at his suggestion.
A conference of ten senators five
democrats and five republicans
agreed last night to a modification of
ih.-ic :n-(. l.T.'.o.ooo hannv contented
houirht Fords since August, .1.1 Hi,
who would part with his little old
DOividinir ho could not get another.
First because of the small first cost
the Automobiles that are travelling
you will see the 1 orJs conimue to
mm .-.n. . ". i i - -
take you ami your family to town, to
iniri V up i i ip m uiii i"i whih- '"
.-..-re u-.ir" the driving team you did not think it neces
;..id a:ii..--e eu.-ting from $1,21)0 to $T,.rno. Xo your
.: '"loo to s-'oc, and if some horse salesman had romp to
llhit.-j- team ar.d tried to selll them to you for your
.hi have thought he was crazy.
down and die, there was too much chance for a
n- s:;"i mm j.-am was very satisfactory for your every
for th repair for the broken farm
O. V. Cook,
Tom A. Tennant,
(ief. L. Meisinger,
I!. ('. D".y Son,
A. W. Feonard,
(. Vv ud.
1 1 r.tchison,
i 1 Ir-ning.
W. 1-'. Ciilispie,
i'ied W. iIeisinger,
Ir. C. 11. Gilr.iure,
J v se To !' ry berry,
.dam J Shafer,
C!:as. L. Creamer,
J. F. (1 ruber,
I '. W. E'liott,
I 'hi!. T. Lecker,
J. W. Harrington,
the senate rules urged by President
Wilson to prevent a repetition of a
filibuster like the one that killed the
armed neutrality bill.
If the change is made, two-thirds
of the senators present at any time
will have the power to shut off de
bate. It is not known what the attitude
of those opposing a cloture rule will
be, but if the resolution is adopted by
both party caucuses it undoubtedly
will be passed.
In the house there is talk of a bi
partisan organization, especially if
independents show 9 tendency to tie
They now hold the whip hand. Re
publicans and democrats are talking
of combining to choose a speaker
Champ Clark and acting in unison
on any big business affecting inter
national affairs. They do not want
the charge to lie jigainst them that
they are making the nation appear
disunited in a crisis.
An equal distribution as to com
mittee assignments and even patron
age is the house plan.
DANCE AT GERMAN HOME.
There will be a social dance given
on Saturday evening, March 17, at the
German Home, to which the public is
cordially invited to be present. The
music will be furnished by the Holly
orchestra and a splendid time is in
store for all attending.
WHY NOT MAKE
The followng is a plan for better
roads in the county.
We want the readers to think this
plan over and write us what they
think of having our commissioners
make such a plan extending over a
space of several years and follow it in
Why not put our road construction
on a logical commercial basis so that
it will show a profit. It seems strange
to think roads can be made to show
profit, but this is very possible. Haul
ing on good roads can be done at a
greatly reduced cost. The wear and
tear on all classes of wagons and
automobiles traveling over poor roads
amounts to an enormous sum each
year. Where there is no ruts, mud
holes or bOmps in our roads, the re
pair bills on our cars would be greatly
Then another great point is in the
cost of the upkeep of roads. We all
know that the steeper the hill the
worse the road washes. Therefore
if we reduce the grade the less wash
we have. A well graded and built
road costs very little for up-koep. Rut
at tho present time the patchwork and
repair work in Cass county is costing
more in ten years than it would cost
to grade and build every road in the
county into a perfect turnpike road.
At the present time, there is no
definite plan for the ultimate im
provement of all the roads in Cass
We must have a system to our road
work, a plan that we can follow.
Every tax payer in the county should
e interested in our roads, whether
le be a farmer, merchant, doctor or
aborer. We all use roads more or
ess. whether we drive a car or "Old
It is only someone who has lost
touch -with the world or who has lost
his power of reasoning that opposes
the cost of good roads.
Many of our neighbors have in the
the last few years taken their car and
toured the states east of us. They all
bring home tales of fine roads, tales
of hard surface roads, of paved roads
and perfectly graded and tended dirt
Why do our roads not compare fa
vorably? What is the matter? Are
others spending more, or are they
spending more intelligently?
Is it we ourselves that are to blame,
or the men in ollice? After r.tudv
you will agree with me that both.
We should not blame our worthy
body of Commissioners for our roads.
They are now doing the best they
can. The fault is most jusstly laid
on the present system of handling our
roads through an elected body of
Commissioners. They are . not to
blame. In fact, it is wonderful the
service they give and wise judgment
they use considering that they have
never had a technical education or
specialized in that line of work.
Our commissioners have made
wonderful progress with bridge con
struction. They have a plan. Each
year the old wooden bridges are be
ing replaced by modern steel and
Why not use this plan in road con
struction p Ruild permanent roads
as well as bridges.
This can be done at no greater cost
to the tax payer than at the present
cost of maintaining the poor roads,
and at a great benefit to all.
If the commissioners will take their
fund and a part of the road over
seer's fund through whose districts
the roads are built, they can in a
short time build permanent roads
roads with the hills all graded down.
The low places well filled and the low
flats well ditched with the road above
the level of the surrounding fields.
Of course this cannot be done at
once, but if the plan is carried out a
great deal can be done this year.
For example, in the county there are
three tiers of townships running north
and south. If the center road east
and west and one in the center of the
county running north and south were
graded this year, this east and west
road would be a great benefit to the
whole county. The towns of Murray,
Nchawka, Weeping Water, Manley,
Murdock, Wabash and Greenwood
could be easily connected with this
graded road. This road could be
easily connected with Plattsmouth by
grading from there to Murray.
The following year grade the "O"
Street road and another north and
south road. For example, from Avo
ca to the "O" Street road, from "O"
Street to Weeping Water and from
there to Louisville.
If this program were carried out in
a few years one would never be more
than a few miles from a well graded
Will it pay? "Yes." In a few
years the money saved from the up
keep of the roads will be available
for more grading. In six years every
part of the road fund not used for
dragging can be used on road con
st) net ion.
This has been proven in other
places why should it not woik out
here in our county?
Last year there was over $20,000.00
spent on the roads aside from the
dragging fund. Rridges are built
from a separate fund. There is
some improvement in tho 'roads, but
have we received value for- it?
not this money properly spent in per
manent construction of roads make
a greater showing?
At times the commissioners have
done some" permanent road work.
Who now remembers the road west
of Union before it was graded, or
east? These hills have been removed
They are gone gone forever.
Their work has been done between
Louisville and Plattsmouth and south
between Plattsmouth and Rockbluffs.
You, who remember the conditions
of these roads before this permanent
work was done and now, we are sure.
think value was received.
One of the most important items in
keeping a road in shape is dragging.
A man is rather discouraged to dr.iir
a poorly built ro:;d, but there is an
incentive to drag a good graded road.
The road overseer could have more
time to attend to the dragging of the
roads if he had roads that were of
permanent construction and not caus
ing him work and worry by washing
out half the time, or developing mud
Dragging of roads is the most im
portant work that can be done to
keep the road in proper condition, to
keep it from going back and lose the
work and money spent in constructing
a good road.
Ruts are one of the worst enemies
to irood roads. They not only rack
the vehicles traveling over the road.
ut collect and hold water on tlu'
road; or if on a hillside keep it run
ning in the road instead of the
ditches not only cuttimr and wash
ing the road surface but depositing
mud on the road at the foot of the
hill. or washing out a fill there.
This plan can be worked out but
it must be done scientifically. An
engineer and the county surveyor
should survey these roads, make
plans and the work should be done
under his direction.
It is a popular idea that it is use
less to spend money for sureying
and preparing plans for permanent
road grading. It is generally assum
ed that anyone knows to cut oil" hills
and deposit the dirt in the low places.
1'his. however, is wrong. In a great
many cases where construction has
been carried on with no survey or
plans and specifications, the work has
1. iL . A . 1
cost 1 r.e county a great (lei.I more
over the real value of the jobs than
the best engineer would have charged.
To get the best efficiency for a plan
extending over the whole county, we
must have a plan that will give us a
uniform road throughout the whole
county, yet take into consideration
the different class of soils and topo
graphy of the different sections.
Would it not be wise for us to have
our county surveyor survey these
roads, figure grades, cross section
the hills and be ready to oversee this
Our commissioners, we are sine,
will be pleased to adopt this plan.
Although they are elected from dif
ferent districts and have worked for
the benefit of these districts, they are
honest, intelligent men who will do all
they can to help the county improve
the roads. In fact they are willing
to do so, but they cannot do it alone.
They must have the support of the tax
payers. Some tax payers must be
patient if a plan is put into operation.
They will have to travel the old poor
road, or they may have to pay a bit
more taxes.. But who would not
gladly do so for the benefit of hav
ing a permanent graded road to trav
el on in a few years.
We want your help to make this
plan a go. It is for you benefit, as
well as our. Talk to your commis
sioner about this. Tell him what
you think of it. Talk to your road
overseers and get him to help in this
Isn't a good road worth an effoi-t?
It is, we are sure. Help us make 'the
effort for Cass County and good
A Journal Reader and Taxpayer.
COL. BATES CONFINED TO HOME.
Colonel M. A. Bates, editor of the
Journal, has been confined to his
home for the past two days suffering
from a combination of the grippe and
stomach trouble that has finally got
ten the best of him and makes it nec
essary for him to remain at home. He
is feeling somewhat better today, how
ever. George W. Snyder was in Omaha to
day for a few hours, going to that
city on the afternoon Burlington train
to look after some business matters.
For Rent The rooms occupied by
Dr. Thomsen in the Gund building.
Call on Edward Donat. dtf
Dawson Will Fix It.
Sees Speedy End of War if the Amer
ican Navy Entered the Conflict.
Tokio, Feb. o. The diplomatic
rupture between the Unite;! State-:
and Germany was welcomed with
enthusiasm throii'jhout Japan. Tie
press devoted columns to the i.e-.ys.
The interviews gien out by prom,
irient diplomat-; and navy o!!;r; rs, :.:!
unnamed, to the pj-es.-, unaiui'.ioust.s
agreed that a.? the Ameije:ie navy i
one of the .-(ron-re t. hi (i,,. v. ihi if
Would be nn easv !a-;k to ; i.isli
x 1 y
u;e i.erniaii naval power
in v. Tit of
a declaration of war.
Too much lib-r;Jisin nod lenie'K.v
has been shown Hermany !.- Uni
ted States said As.-. in'. If ',.-;.:!
Wilson did rot take ;e--i, ;-. -ten
and declare war on L i:i:.:v ;..;!
lorce her to abandon hi r nge.ro.-.- iy.
ambitions, he would not he ;:!.!- to
realize hi.-? coveted lr.stin-.- pc-.o-e of
-vun-.ira! i.ato, m
navy in an iri'orvirw
A merean .navy 1 .,!;
against t he U-rr:;.i ,
he effective in swt'T
navy from the i-,
t ' .e olTen - i e
it v. i dd .- :u ' ! v
r.:-- the ( e'i Pi.a e
i:'-':;,.c" io 1 i .!-
routes and stop tie
world's shipping iniei
Marquis Okuma in
view declared that tin
of the United States
course of the events
now that America has
a le 11 l" ieter
deierm i M;.t -oil
v --; : n. ! e
the Past ar.d
men' (' ikvci
her hostile altitude it v.
say that (iermany e-.u!.l ewniu:.!!
be compelled to yii Id. abandoning he
ambition and airgrfs.-Ive .i----:gn.
I ins was t he caue of
;r '. it ion i
as that the ,
Amei i.-a's gr-
... . ;
ananese siiK c;;u
in 11 e
eaiisinir Ih's e-!;m:tied ..t
Tlie directors closed t'.e
.Me'-ciiants think t!-e panic
rot justified bv conditions
that Japan ccru:i.iih
cnmplicatioiis betw . e
States and ( .'erinanv.
ill betielit Ly
Leader of Unban Involution Ke.jorled
to Have Ileen Taken l'risir.er.
Havana, March 7. Announcement
was made at the president's jiala.ee
today that a message had been re
ceived there stating that ,T..e Miguel
Gomez, former president of Cuba, had
been catured with his entire stall',
by Colonel Uol!a:o. commander of the
The news of the capture of General
Gomez came in a dispatch from
secretary of the interior. Colonel
Aurelio Ilevia, who is comnuindin;;
the campaign in the province of .Santa.
Clara. The di.-palch said Colonel
Collazo had reported the capture of
General Gomez and his staff. The
announcement was received with
cheering and waiving of hats by
President Menocal and the army of
ficers gathered at the, palace. All of
ficers, soldiers and prominent civil
ians wh olater came to the palace
also cheered the news.
The senate this afternoon passed
the bill which previously passed the
house authorizing the president to
suspend constitutional government.
The bill now only needs the presi
dent's signature to become a law.
General Jose Miguel Gomez has
been described as the leader of the
Cuban revolt. Forces which he com
marded were defeated by those of
Colonel Collazo late in February in a
battle on the Jatibonieo river bound-
try, between the provinces of Cama-
guey and Santa Clara, and it was re
ported that the insurreetos had been
dispersed into small bands and that
General Gomez had taken flight.
New York, March 7. Dr. Orestes
Ferrara, representative in this coun-!jjjj
try of the Cuban revolutionary party, fj
denied tonight that Jose Miguel Go- n
mez had been captured with his
entire staff by government troops.
"Code dispatches from Havanna,"
said Dr. Ferrara, "state that the gov-
ernment report is untrue." '
Money to lorn on civ if .-d estate b.
the Plattsmouth Lo;tn S. Ihiildinrr
Association. See T. M. Patterson.
a ;oiiii.-r a ;;r;:.rlor which will
; '.t. Jii jl low .j.eetls that WOtilil
Heavy losj nl tn-jlii wiiri any
o.i.t i :.i pari. tor.
I'.-i (I'.t-S 1,0'. 1 1.
I-Sc-sniej it y 'tve i cream
iT'f.e .vlicli yutulialiKi;
: .. ; : -.ii J the n:nh.
Ve v.-ui.t y.u n .vt-c ar.d try for
yK! ...... !i tl.i:; 1u..l i.r,protrd mod-!
i.'.ii '.-. -Oi'. t.y th oldest Manufacturers
t.w:..;r-tors in An.erica.
:- - ! . .1 f M
pcrator fTct"" a new proht for
rr rr-.'ator cuts. Another
t jc.b c):i:ck.i It's the only
- H-' H t ck
CJiy J . - U LS?-
how raucli v. the Sharpies will save the womenfolk;;.. No
- to v.--:;!., or to ett n.ixej na Tl.tr howl .. .:v,tu
' ; : . ir. i;
....... ' -. .
i.ny tan u.
oi iuiJk into i:.
wt.-i. !fe-f.j machine i:ki
.hi wiu.i to ;.t and try
.i-j's i-:. ci tad when in
i..e Sharpies rc-pcir
11 Si'I'iN KSS WITHIN' THE FAAJII.Y
!: l-e -of
l'..:-!tws wiiiv:i 'Lf family
'. !t fee in tiie diffuse. Thi.;
1 : Ke r.'.oui e-.w.-tantly, but the
e-n:i of tlie-e days, the prevtn-
ef 1; --
" 1 ;
re of (lis. ase on a
. American F.lixir
a l.ig help in the
se. Il cleans out
ti. n of dise.
.'. v -, retio e
wa -te r-.;Viif . H-?(-e.s tic normal t fhip yards if a survey of shipbuilding5
futviioii of the di-estive otgans and ; facilities docs not show that the
st ! eri.ath'. ns the cntiie body. It does ; building of warships can be speeded
contain anything which woul' up under present conditions.
ht'.:t t'ne nvist sensitive stomach. It i The secretary conferred with rep
is a family n-medy in the noblest 1 esentatives of shipbuilding com-
the v.-or h In constipation,
r. s;;es. l.)s.-. of appe-
! c-ne-fry. .-tonach troubles, in
of ;fe. in mining districts, etc.,
s American i:iixi:- of Hitter
; h.a.ih l as the most reliable
.'(, at diug v tores.
helps in grave as
ca-as. It helps in
iieu' :.kri-t, accitlents.
s'.ve!iin--s. but try also its
. t! -t ai'tf i' a foot hath,
rnblv . urn' ised. I'riee
."oe at (irug .-totes; by mail,
o.-. .Jo.-;ph Tiinei-. Mfg.
lyr-V.'.-V'.P,'.) S. Ashland Ave.,
' ;,a-e surc.bes t trie Journal ollice
y 3 rs
New Dress Materials for Spring
are very lively, both in colors
designs. Snappy effects in the
bright colors are in demand.
35 inch Pongee Silks in
g Figure effects per yard
p 36 inch Colored Taffetas, all new shades, per yard
y 36 inch bhek Taffeta per yard $1.35, $1.50 and $1.75
ejsj 36 inch Satin Coquetts,
rl An : u r- J ruz
j j uc viiiiic yci
40 inch Georgette Crepe
j forest green, burgundy, wisteria, brown, rose, navy
biacit ana an itgnt snaaes, per
High class Satin stripe and
patterns, per yard
54 inch all wool Suiting in
ti per yard
E. G. D
dairymen, a tig one, which no other
tine f.aturc. von rn Mm fct..- c.,..
separator that can be hurried
W J A ,kVi Ml IU
' j- ...... .t
'-:z ci.u very low. Your Loy car: easily
in jour own dairy. Every member
it. They'll all be delighted. 'Miciie
and el's carried in Stock
a n a a n a
TO SEIZE SHIP YARDS
IF WORK NOT RUSHED
Washington, I). C, March 7. Sec
retary Daniels announced today that
he would use the powers granted
him under the new naval bill, if it
becomes necessary, and seize private
panies yesterday. The conference
I continued today.
The power to commandeer yards
can be exercised by proclamation of
the president in time of war or na
Not Bothered Any More.
So-called rheumatic pains, grippe
aches, lame back, sore muscles or stifi"
joints are the result of over-worked
weak or disordered kidneys. E. L.
Turner, Homer, Ky., writes: "Since
taking Foley Kidney Pills I have not
been bothered any more." Strengthen
weal: kidneys and help rid tho blood
of acids and poisons. Sold everywhere.
k Ei ii u 12 a E
Sport Stripes, Dot and
. . . 95c to $2.25
all colors, and black, per-
yaru. JSI Kll
all new shades, including
plaid effect Voils in dress
$1.00 and $1.25
novelty stripes and plaids,
$1.35 and $1.95
ovey & Son
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