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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 23, 1920)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 192d
f AOE FOUT5,
PLATTSMOUin SEMI-WEEKLY JOUKNAL
Whole Families Taking
Entire Neghborhood as Well
; "id Murdoch &ca
at 3-lbs for $1.50
DID THE MISCHIEF!
own at H. Rfl. SOENNIGHSEN'
To provide facilities to supply the increasing demand for local
and long distance service, the Nebraska State Railway Commission
has authorized an issue of $500,000.00 of the common voting stock
Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph Co.
of Lincoln, Nebraska
This stock has paid dividends regularly every three months in
January, April, July and October for the past l l years at the rate of
7 Per Annum
and is now being offered at its par and regular value of $100.00 per
share in amounts to suit the purchaser, and presents an excellent op
portunity for the safe investment of large amounts or small savings,
and pays dividends from date of purchase.
It is free from normal Federal Income Tax and all Nebraska
taxes, as these are paid by the company. r "
The stock issues and expenditures of this company are under
the control of the Nebraska State Railway Commission, assuring fair
rates to the public and protection of stockholders interests.
The stock may be transferred at any time in whole or part on
the books of the company without expense.
Adequate telephone service has become one of the prime arid
growing necessities of civilization, which fact gives absolute stability
to telephone stock, and for a regular quarterly income stock in an
established telephone company is the most satisfactory investment
This is an old established company with assets of $9,91 5.000 and
furnishes exchange and long distance telephone service to 64,576 sub
scribers in 118 cities and towns in 22 counties of the fertile lands
and prosperous communities of southeastern Nebraska. Its territory
extends from the Missouri river on the east to the west line of Adams
and Webster counties on the west, and from the Platte river on the
north to the Kansas state line on the south, having an area of 12,500
square miles, with a population of 415,540 people.
Its present revenues amount to over .$200,000 per month. It has
1,570 employes, and its stockholders and owners are the officers and
employes of the company, hundreds of its subscribers and patrons,
and many investors outside of Nebraska.
The officers and directors of the company are among the most
prominent and successful business men of Nebraska, and are the same
who are responsible for its continuous growth and prosperity.
7 net per annum, paid quarterly by a check for $1 7.50 for each
$1 ,000.00 of stock you own, sent to your address every three months
in January, April, July and October, is a good return on such a safe
and conservative investment.
To secure some of this stock, send your check with your order
for the number of shares you desire to purchase, and stock will be
sent direct to you, or send the name of your bank to which certificate
will be sent, and you can pay for it on receipt.
Reservations may be made for stock to be taken up within
If further information is desired, see Mr. H. R. Cole, Local Man
ager, at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, or address
Lincoln Telephone and
Telephone Bldg., Lincoln, Nebr.
C. P. RUSSELL, Sec'y.
Call Telephone B-C531
(At our expense)
Cbc plattsmouth lournal j PlflfolflC SsiDeE
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Kntored at ro.sl.oft" ice. l'lutU-moutli, Neb., as second-class mail matter
R. A. BATES, Publisher
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If ytm think
A bad road
there is lor a
is the best
Vj ; Tomorrow's worries are largely
IS i overcome by performing well today'.-!
I Don't ignore the nouvean rich,
studv them and find out how they
There are five colored women who
have been admitted to the bar in this
o : o
Your sins may not always find you
out, lut your conscience will always
find you in.
"The mightiest of the mighty
which the arm of pro-
' means, on
i gress leans.
i "I have nothing to wear," eom-
0; plained a French-heeled lassie and
i she wore it.
i Some candidates try to be an um
brella where it's wet and a parasol
where it's dry.
i The majority of women have nerves
' and that's what it takes to wear
the new styles.
; ;o: :-
j It might help to humble many a
'man to lefiect whether his wife would
enjoy being a widow.
Talk is cheap, but wiser, you begin
to say if in flowers, five dollars hard
ly will buy a period.
: o :
In the last ".00 years Mexico has
produced more silver than any other
country in the world.
" o : o
Education and freedom are the on
lv source of true greatness asid true
Haircuts will soon cost so much
that they will be performed by sur
geons and called operations.
o : o
In the dear old kid days, v.e longed
to be a man and carry money in our
The vocabulary f the average
man is less than 13.000 words
she often uses it all in one day.
i When the h. c 1.. the profiteers
make you mad these hot days, hunt
up the swatter and take it out on the
'Exports from Spain to the I'nitci'.
States increased from $10S,073 in
191S to ?;00,G53 during the past
s;t vs a
Kiddle lied Lines"
That's just, one
to add to the liolshevik
After all there are advantages in
the Mexican plan under whb-h only
one man runs for president and no
A lump of pure gold werghinv
litlle over 12 pounds was found
the Uelsrian Congo and is believed
be the biggest ever found.
You n:::y not know it but when you
are laughing at. a woman behind her
back some other woman is behind
your back laughing at yrn.
Lots of people come to grief by
meeting trouble half way.
Man V(.W3 constantly, but can the
wind guarantee to blow away from
There are lots of chaps around this
town wearing silk shirts who haven't
a quart of whiskey to their names.
When you move to the town where
your brother lives to make your start
in life your sister-in-law finds you
a girl before your brother finds you
They used to cill the women the
weaker sex. If you don't think they
have more backbone than the men go
to a modern dance and see for your
self. o : o
The report that the sugar market is
"demoralized" adds to the humor of
the situation, since no one suspected
that any morals were involved in the
With the cantaloupe and baseball
season both drawing to a close, there
soon will be little left to gamble on
except football, races, elections and a
few little things like that.
: o :
Can you remember the family
group that used to gather around the
coal stove of an evening. That is
what they will gather around this
winter just the
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An all women jury in Indiana re
turned a verdict in a civil suit the
other day in just five minutes. They
had to make a quick verdict, because
the case involved a talking machine.
The French government is plan
ning an elaborate wireless system
with Paris as the center, covering
Europe, Asia, Africa and South Amer
ica a nd cc nnecting with North Amer
ica. A Kansas City policeman arrested
a woman on the charge of disturbing
the peace because she took a chew of
tobacco. If the women are entitled
to vote they are certainly entitled to
: o :
Nobody disputes Japan's right to
expand, but maybe we not gently
but firmly, point out that fhe laws of
expansion do not compel all expan
sion do or in other words, Uncle
Jack Dempsey's manager announc
ed that anyone wanting a fight with
Mr. Dempsey will be promptly accom
modated. Ah, if the doctor only
hadn't told us to be careful on ac
count of our heart.
A man may be the boss of his own
household, but his crown is liable to
be tilted at a mighty dangerous an
gle if he leaves the refrigerator door
open three times straight knowingly.
The Topeka Journal doubts if the
instrument invented by an English
scientist to determine whether peo
ple are telling the truth would work
very well on the average politician
in a campaign year.
'ALWAYS A CAMPAIGN ON"
The Federal government says that
the consumption of liquor last year
was nine gallons per capita. Who in
the dickens got our nine gallons.
Wine and women used to be blamed
for the troubles of a-lot of men, but
it's prohibition ar.d women that are
making trouble for the candidates.
After being honored with the pres
idency of the "Irish republic" DeVal
era moved to Ihe United States. He
evidently likes the idea of "peace
! No wonder food is scarce. They
are making moonshine booze out of
macaroni, spaghetti and vermicelli,
potatoes, rice, raisins, rye and corn,
and a few other foods.
! Uncle Sam claims to be experiment
j ing in Louisiana and raising bamboo
I "shoots" 70 feet high in three weeks.
I Hope he is not frying to bamboozle
jthe peopl j down there. This is cain
. paign yar and we are prepared to
hear almost anything, but there is a
limit to what we can believe.
A Kansas girl has been sleeping
several days. Here's a suggestion:
Let some one whisper in her ear that
the breakfast dishes are all washed
and wiped and put away and see if
she doesn't begin to stretch and yawn
(and show signs of waking up.
: o :
! Even school teachers are not in
fallible. Although their first choice
i fcr the 'school dunce and the chief
'smart aloo is just, and permanent,
; they frequently are forced to change
1 their minds about who shall be
"feachr'r pet" several times before
No poll tax payment can be re
quired of women who register for
suffrage this year, says an opinion
from the attorney-general's omce. In
other words, women will not be as
sessed for poll tax until next year.
At present they are in the same cate
gory as young men Tho become of
age after the 1st of February.
"There is always a campaign on
where Will Hayes is in charge," said
Treasurer Upham on his second ap
pearance before the senate committee,
in explanation of the collection and
disbursement of more than $1,000,
000 by the Republican National Com
mittee between December 18. 19 IS,
and July 12. 1020. And by way of
reminiscence. Mr. Upham remarked
that "an hour after he (Hayes) was
elected republican national chairman
he telephoned me by long distance
and asked me to try and raise some
A mere sidelight this, perhaps, but
revealing another fact of the interest
ing Republican chairman's charac
ter. That Mr. Hayes is a dynamitic
person is known by all. Lethargy
flees his presence. Inertia departs
when his name is announced. Fa
tigue and he are strangers. The
fervor of the zealot is in his impas
sioned eloquence. An idealist who
"can pronounce the name of Abraham
Lincoln to bring tears to the eyes."
said Meredith Nicholson once in a
character sketch of his fellow IIoos
ier. He gives the impression, too, of
being almost too finely fibered for
the hurly-burly of politics; more at
home in the cloistered calm of a li
brary than along the broad highway.
But Mr. Hayes can grapple with
facts -and loses no time in grappling
either. Immediately on assuming
the chairmanship he called for mon
ev. " On the further authority "of Mr.
f' i.-o lpnm that, during what
was previously a time of profound po
litical peace, when, as Senator Ken
von observed there was no campaign
commite collected and expanded
more than $1,000,000.
No parallel for such off-season ex
penditures can be found even in the
days when politics frankly wore the
dollar mark. The Whitneys and the
.Hannas were super-financiers, .but
they did lay off between battles. It
is different now. There was rest for
the wicked in the bad days. There
rCf for the righteous now.
! "There is always a campaign on
i where Will Hayes is in charge," and
j he. like Mark Hanna wants gobs of
monev. Anvbocty can manage a cam
paign with plenty of money and Wil
lie is surely getting- the coin.
Having rented the farm we will offer for sale on
the E. L. Shoemaker farm, 2 miles south of Union and
1 1 miles north of Nebraska City, on the Omaha-K. C.
auto road, on
Tuesday, October 5th, 1920
Commencing at 10:00 O'CIock Sharp
the following property, to-wit:
Sandwich hay loader (continuous carrier): Sandwich side de
livery hay rake; dump rake; 2 mowers, extra cycles; 14" gang plow;
16-inch sulky plow; 10-inch walking plow; garden cultivator; 2
row loose ground disc lister; riding lister; walking lister; corn
planter; corn drill; single row wheat drill; single row alfalfa and
clover drill with 1-horse single row harrow; :', riding cultivators;
2-row listed corn cultivator; 3-section iron barrow; lC-disc harrow';
tpndem disc for tractor use; top buggy; cushion tired roadster
buggy; carriage; low wheel wagon wilh box; low wagon and hay
rack; Sheldon cement mixer hand or engine power; 2 h. p. gas
engine; corn stalk cutter; two gasoline drums; kerosene drum;
hand corn sheller; hog oiler; bucket hog spray; galvanized hog
fountain; 15-barrel galvanized water tank; block and tackle; 100
feet hay fork rope.
FORDSON TRACTOR On which has fieon installed an ?f0
Ilosch magneto; also $40 power pully. Oliver gang plow goes with it.
FORI) TRUCK With tight lower box and hog rack. In good
MINNESOTA BINDER New this season; first class shape.
Span black horses, coming 4 years old, well broke; driving
and saddle mare with colt; 5 milch cows; 3 Hoist cin heifers, 2
years old; 4 heifers coming 2 years old; 10 steers coming 2 years
old; ;! yearling steers; 3 calves; Holstci-.i bull (eligible); 7 head
of sheep; 15 old sows; CO spring pigs.
DUROC JERSEY SOW Registered; with litter, f. boars and
4 gilts. From Top Sensation strain. Farrowed May 10th. (Above
sold separately and registration papers furnished.)
Work harness and single harness; two large solid oak combi
nation folding beds, with plate gla.ss doors, shelves, drawers and
writing desk; one roller top office desk.
FREE LUNCH AT NOON
TERMS: CASH or NOTE
E. L SHOEMAKER, Owner
BRYAN & HALL, Auctioneers.
I am back from the western part of the state,
where I have been employed draining lagoons and
have taken up my work blowing out stumps, hedges
and trees of all kind. Let me prove to you with my
ten years experience that I can do a cheaper and bet
ter job than any other method.
We carry a full and complete line of the reliable
John Deere farm machinery, and are ready to fill your
order for anything in our line. Plows and corn farming
implements of all kind, as well as haying and harvest
ing machinery. Also threshers' necessities.
WARE ROOMS ON SOUTH
t SIXTH STREET
D. B. ESERSOLE,
Elank books, Journal office.
WILL BE HARD TO GET
ORDER NOW A
King & Hamilton Grain Dump
OTTAWA QHRl.I.FR. If vou wait till vou need
VS & (All A - - J
them you will not be able to secure them.-1 also have!
a few first quality Farm Wagons left at $185.00.
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