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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 19, 1917)
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Are Yon Getting Your
During the year 1916 we sold Twelve Million Dollars worth of live stock on the Oma
ha market, and every dollar of the proceeds was remitted promptly to the owners, many
of whom live in Cass County, Nebraska.
This large amount of stock was handled under the supervision of our head sales
man, Elsworth K. Munscn, a Cass County man, and one of your old neighbors.
Thes are times of general prosperity throughout the land and if you are not receiv
ing f uSI benefit of prevailing high prices which are available only once or twice in a life
time, our advice is to tell your railroad agent to bill your next car of catttle, sheep or hogs
to WOOD BROTHERS.
Try a Winning Firm a firm that is well organized in every department to give you
absolutely first-class sales and service.
Write to Us
MEETS AT WEEP
Notwithstanding Inclement Weather a
Goodly Number of Farmer
The Cass county Farmers' union
convention was held in Weeping Wa
ter on the 12th of March, and was
well attended by delegates from dif
ferent sections of the county, and
some fortv were in attendance as dele
yates. A very pood sized crowd braved
the bad weather to be in attendance.
The business of the session being dis
posed of, a number of the questions
of the day were taken up and several
interestir.fr statements regarding them
made, leaders being present who were
thoroughly versed and prepared to
handle the subjects assigned.
Plans are already being made for a
Cass county union picnic during the
The lfehawka Skills
are now Rolling and Manufacturing the
The Popular Cass County Brand of Flour
EVERY SACK GUARANTEED!
Also a Full Line of By Products!
C. D. ST. JGHft, Prop.
JOE MALCOLM, Head Miller.
For Sale by All Dealers
cessful Commission Merchants
for Reliable Market Pointers.
corning summer, which will be taken ! S j had the finance committee, the 1 ail
up and details arranged at the con-I road committee', the revenue taxation
vention on June 11. i committee, the loads and bridges, t'u
The legislative committee made re- live stock committee and others. Ap
port through E. L. Shoemaker, the rarently the farmers thai controlled
delegate from Cass county, to meet j these committees knew what they
with the legislative committee of the j wanted and what they didn't want.
Omaha conventicr- held .: January. J nurai Schools. Schrwl Lands, Etc.
The report oJ the ?omir.!tt.ce was as j
To the Officers and Members of Cass
In compliance with your instruc
tions I attended the state convention
of the Farmers' union in Omaha Jan
uary 10-11-12, devoting my entire time
meeting with the various subdivisions
of the legislative committee of that
body and assisting in the formation
of resolutions covering legislative en
actments desired, with a view of cor
recting present injustices and to the
best interests of the f aimers, to the
detriment of none.
To save time the full resolution of
each sub-committee will not be given
here, but only a general outline.
There was this year forty farmers
in the house. Farmers were chairmen
of most of the important committees,
even the judiciary committee, that
time-honored citidel of the legal pro
fession, has a farmer for its chairman.
SUTtl ST. P&UL
Ship to Us for Best Results.
ougnt on ureters:
The Farmers' union convention fav
ored re-appraising our school lands,
and the leasing thereof to be left to
open competition. This, for the rea
son that they are now in the hands of
sub-collectors, who pay only a nominal
rent. They favored legislation which
would give the rural school districts,
especially those west and north, a hig
her share of the state school appor
tionment than they now receive, con
tending that the rentals from school
lands should go back to the districts
where those lands are located.
They opposed the building of any
more normal schools.
They favored a ten-grade course of
study in the lural schools and the es
tablishment of a workable plan for
iural or consolidated schools. They
favored agricultural high schools, giv
ing four years of work, and that a suf
ficient state levy be made to establish
and maintain them.
It was declared that a permanent
and uniform course of agriculture and
industrial training, together with do
mestic science, is necessary to the
making of a satisfied and prosperous
rural life. They further contended
students finishing this ten-year course
should be permitted to enter the state
normal or the city high schools,
schools of agriculture, or any other
school or department that may here
after be created.
They also contended school text
books and supplies should be printed
by the state and sold to the state at
cost plus 5 per cent.
Also, that the railroad school tax
should be included with the school fund
of the state and appropriated to the
various school districts.
Also, that the present three-fourths
state apportionment be made on cen
sus instead of average attendance.
They opposed the county unit plan
of school management.
Favored the election of state and
county superintendents on a non-partisan
ballot, for a term of four years,
subject to recall.
Favored a unit board of manage
ment for all institutions of higher
learning in- the state, this board to be
known as the board of education and
to consist of six members, to be nom-
i:::.ted and t lected, one from each con
gress-ional district of the state, with
term of nfhee of six years. This board
to have full control of all state nor
mal schools and the state university
the present board of regents to be
in all this the farmer is not de
manding special privileges only jus
tice and the most economical expendi
tuie of the tax money we pay, to the
1 est advantage for the education of
the rural youth, and the same privi
leges the ctiy youth have.
Municipal and state ownership of
public utilities has attracted the at
tention of everybody the past few
years, especially in view of the fact
that it is working with such success
Omaha has scored a big hit on muni
cipal ownership of the water plant,
having recently made the sixth re
ducti'-n in rates at at time when ev
erything else in the cost of living is
going un like skyrockets. For the
four years preceding public ownership
the average annual charge ranged
from $19 to $21.88. Since public own
er:-hip it has fallen from year to year,
and for 191G the average was $15.20
inere is a national movement on
now for the public ownership of the
telegraph and telephone. The National
Public Ownership league has tackled
this big job, and they are deserving
of all the asisstance the public can
give tnem. lne opposition is very
active, very powerful and thoroughly-
organized. The people want it, the
nation needs it. lhe opposition is
mighty and on the job day and night
The postmaster general of the Unit
ed States is for it. He is not alone
in his recommendation. Every post
master general but one since the tele-
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government ownership. Seventeen
committees of congress have investi
gated this matter, and every one has
reported in favor of public ownership
For over fifty years now the fight fdt
government ownership of the electrica
means of communication has been on.
It is about time to win. Every other
nation of any importance has notional-
ized its telegraph and telephone long
ago. We are not going to get it if
we do not get busy and do something.
Tf we do nothing and say nothing the
wire trusts will have their way. We
have got to make a noise. In view of
all this the Farmers' union contends
"Whenever any public necessity or
utility becomes a monopoly in private
hands, the public should take posses
sion of the same, by right of eminent
domain, paying a just value therefor,
and administer the same for the bene
fit of the whole people."
The convention further opposed:
Any attempt to abolish the state
Legislation for distribution of grain
Physical valuation of Union Stock
Yards, South Omaha, and state own
ership of same.
Maximum long-distance telephone
Condemns government free distribu
tion of seeds.
Those who were fortunate enough
to hear Rav Mckaig, head of the
North Dakota Farmers' Granges, were
fortunate. He and the membership of
the Grange believe in getting into
politics, and the victory they made in
the last election paid them well for the
work. However, it is the policy of
our Farmers' union to stay out of poli
tics, but there is no objection or harm
from becoming interested as a citizen
and voter, which the union is doing.
Federal Road Act.
Protest wa made against the legis
lature doing anything to meet the re
quirements of the federal road act, and
its repeal was demanded. Every one
at the convention seemed to be very
hostile against this bill. If city auto-
ists wish to ride over the country the
farmers are willing he should do so,
but the farmer objects to playing the
part of the goat and paying all the
taxes, and contends the city man
should pay for the road if he wants
anything better than a dirt road. Oth
er argument was, as long as we are
to be taxed anyway under the federal
act, whether we meet it or not, we
should take advantage of it an! get
our just bc".?Mt. therefrom in other
words, bensr-rc that will cost 50 cnts
on the dollar, while if we do our own
road work r. will cost us 100 cent."
on the dollar. The secretary of ag
riculture claims he is a great believer
in co-operation, and says we should be
gin to co-operate on the outside. He
further says, "I will do everything in
my power to aid Nebraska in the im
provement of their roads in so far as
this department permits."
One resolution submitted on the
read committee by the undersigned
was as follows:
"We recommend that our state meet
the requirements of the federal road
act in a financial way.
"We further recommend our legis
,lature protest against the expenditure
of any of this fund for hard surface
roads in Nebraska. We further
recommend holding the federal and
state engineers to their promise in
the law as passed, to co-operate with
our state in the economical expendi
ture of this fund toward hill cutting,
grading, etc., with a view of making
good dirt roads."
The roads committee tied on their
vote for eight sessions, and it was only
just at the last mnute that the vote
resulted against the federal act. How
ever, we all knew the resolution
would not pass the assemblage in any
other form. Every one seemed to be
under the idea that this act was for
paved roads, trunk lines between cities,
etc. The act does not obligate paved
roads, and the secretary of agricul
ture has openly stated since that good
dirt roads will come within the pro
visions. Specific routes were other ob
jections, claiming only those living on
these roads would get benefit. This
could hardly be given attention for
the reason that any route that would
be chosen would meet with the same
objection from those off the route.
They further favored all bridges
and culverts be built with a minimum
carrying capacity of twenty tons with
concrete wings on the approaches.
Recommended road overseers be
given power to employ any assistance
needed to drag roads in their district.
Condemn a law creating supervisor
over road supervision.
Other measures favored were gov
ernment ownership of railroads, state
hail insurance companies, state pack
ing house plants, state flour mills, etc.
E. L. SHOEMAKER,
. FOR SALE.
200 acres, in Cass county, all lying
within 3 miles of the city of Platts
mouth. Price right for quick sale.
Inquire of W E. Rosencrans.
The Pneumonia Season.
The cold, damp weather of March
seems to be the most favorable for the
pneumonia germ. Now is the time to
be careful. Pneumonia aften results
from a cold. The quicker a cold is
gotten rid of the less the danger. As
soon as the first indication of a cold
appears take Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. As to the value of this
preparation, ask anyone who has
A want ad will bring what you want,
eents a weelc
My name is Mud. I live in the mud.
I am mud. I am the public highway.
Mr. Hans Stoll and son, Freddy,
motored to Lincoln Saturday on busi
I . C. West and K. Sheldon went
C niaha on business Tuesday af te -
Robert Dore and wife moved to their
property in East Nehawka the latter
part of last week.
Lester Spangler, who has been
spending a part of the winter in Iowa,
returned to Nehawka the first of the
Morris and Malcom Pollard went to
Rochester, Minn., last week, where the
latter is taking the radium treatment
for a growth on his face.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Switzer and son,
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. W. II.
Schomaker, were visitors at the Louis
Carsten home Sunday afternoon.
It always lookc-i to us that if a boy
could be kept from smoking cigarettes
until he is 18 years old, he ought to
have enough sense to avoid the habit
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Schomaker, A.
H. Bell and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thiele
spent Sunday at the home of Mr. S.
Sprague and family.
B. F. Moore of Hillsdale, Wyo., came
in the latter part of last week on a
matter of business which requires his
attention in the Queen City of Cass.
He reports the family as well when he
K ft and getting along nicely in the
west. The winter in that part of
Wyoming where he lives has been very
R. C. Caldwell and family left Fri
day afternoon. Mr. Caldwell has ac
cepted a position with the Drake Con
struction company in Omaha, and Mrs.
Caldwell and children will go east for
the summer months, first to Chicago,
to visit Miss Helen Greer, who spent
a year with them here, and then to
Pennsylvania to visit her and Mr
Mrs. D. T. Dudley left this Thurs
day morning for Kendal ville, Ind., for
an extended visit with her two sisters
at her old home.
Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Glavind and fam
ily left Saturday for Philipsburg, Mo.,
where they will live on Mr. Glavind's
Mrs. W. D. Ambler arrived home
Saturday from Illinois, where she was
called four weeks ago by the death of
her brother's wife.
Mrs. Frank Bokelman was badly
burned on the left arm and right hand
Monday morning when she fell on the
cook stove while preparing the morn
Frank Wagoner has loaded two
cars of stock, implements and house
hold goods and shipped them to Loup
City. Custer county, where he wil
farm and make his future home.
Mrs. August Hansen, east of town
went to Omaha this morning to see
her sister, Mrs. Fred Hild, who is at a
hospital. She was joined here by her
mother, Mrs. Henry Wulf, of Avoca.
In the First National bank state
ment, which appears in this week's is
sue, the total footings, Mr. Murtey
tells us. are the largest that have
ever appeared in a statement pub
Jished by them in all their history.
J. M. Leis, a resident of Cass county
for twenty-one years, died at his home
at Murdock Tuesday of general de
bihty and old age. He was 81 years
old. Funeral services were held at
Murdock Thursday at 1 o'clock.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs
S. W. Orton will regret very much to
learn that these estimable people . are
planning to sell their home here be
tween now and next fall and take up
their permanent residence in Florida
where they have fruit land.
Joseph, the 11-year-old son of Mr,
and Mrs. Michael Slattery, four miles
southwest of town, died this Thurs
day morning about 4 o'clock, after an
illness of two weeks from pneumonia
and other complications. No funeral
announcement has been made as we
go to press. The bereaved family have
the sympathy of the entire community
in their sorrow.
For Sale Nearly new piano. Big
cut in price; cash or on time. Write
or phone at once. H. O. Friedrichs,
3115 Davenport St., Omaha, Neb.
Returned Player Piano A-l shape,
good tone; easy to play; a bargain.
Will sell for balance of payments.
Write or phone at once, H. D. Fried
richs, 3115 Davenport St., Omaha,
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Charles Schwab, who has been living
north of town, recently moved on tlm
St. John farm southwest of here.
Lemuel Barritl, who i.- aitt n iing
school in Omaha, came down Friday
to spend the week end with his par-
Mrs. Roy Herbst of Falls City came
up Thursday for a short visit with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Barton.
Mont Robb, who is running an ele
vator in Ceresco, camp down Sat unlay
to visit with his wife and family over
Taylor Buck returned home Satur
day from Riverton, Wyo., where Yu
had been on a business trip lasting a
Miss Lottie Renner of Eagle, sister
of Mrs. H. L. Swanson, has accepted
a position as clerk in the Morton store.
She commenced work Monday.
Louie Murray, the small son of Ed
Murray, who had been attacked with
a severe case of pneumonia, is report
ed as being well on the road to re
Mrs. Mary and George Jones re
turned to their homes in Magr.et Mon
day after a visit at this place. They
were accompanied as far as Omaha
bv Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McCarroll.
The infant daughter of George Burr
and wife was taken to Omaha Tues
day by Mr. and Mrs. William Tillman,
grandparents of the child, where it
underwent an operation for adenoids
tv;; 1: t sils.
Last Wedr.csdav evening while the
northbound freight crew were switch
ing in the yards, they made a drop
switch and the brakeman was unable
to stop the three cars, which crashed
into the caboose and damaged it to
considerable extent. A traveling man
from Lincoln, who was in the caboose.
received a fractured rib and several
--evere bru's?-. when the accident hap
pened. He was treated by a local
physician and was unable to go on his
wav the ne-:t morning.
B. Hendricks has been on the sick
list for the past few days.
J. F. Hoover shipped a car load of
hogs to Nebraska City the first of the
J. J. Gustin shipped a car load of
fine fat steers to the Omaha markets
The Missouri Pacific are stii run
ning the regular number of trains
and the people here hope that they
will continue to do so.
Al Weichel was up town on Wed
sesday the first time for s number
of weeks. He is getting along rathe:
slowly with the aid of crutches.
Invitations are out for the cumin;;
marriage of Miss Ida Weisheit to "r
Wm. Murfin which will take place at
the Weisheit home on Wednesday
March, 21 1917.
Frank Gillett, who is fireman on
the Northwestern R. R. arrived last
Friday on a visit to his parents. He
will return this Friday to his work at
C. S. Aldrich and Dr. C. R. Tren
holm were visitors to Lincoln Sunday
aftersoon and called at St. Eliza
beth's hospital to see Dr. J. M. Neely.
Thejr report that he is getting alon.r
Rey Cole of Mynard a cousin of
Mrs. Al Weichel visited at the Weichel
home Monday and Tuesday. lie left
Tuesday evening for University Place
to visit for a short time with relatives
A fine baby daughter weighing S
pounds was born last Monday to Mr.
and Mrs. Aug. Oehlerking of rear
Murdock. The little lady and mother
are doing nicely and the parents have
the hearty congratulations of their
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Robb and litf
daughter, of Union, Neb., came up
Sunday to visit. Mr. Robb returned
the same day, but Mr?. Robb and
little daughter remained for a week
visit with her aunt, Nettie Stanford
and other relatives and friends.
John Lies one of the oldest resi
dests of Murdock died at his home at
that place Monday night at the age of
88 years. The funeral services were
held on Thursday morning at in
o'clock and interment was made in the
Wabash cemetery. He is well known
to all in this part of the country -and
leaves many friends and relatives to
mourn his departure.
Headquarters for pipes. New line
just received. Call and see them.
We are prepared to serve large or
small dinners, banquets, etc., at any
price to suit 3Tou, at the Riley Hotel.
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