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FLATTEJIOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOTJRITAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1921.
Cbe plattsmouth lournal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Entered at Postofflce. Plattsmouth, Neb., as second-class mail matter
R. A. BATES, Publisher
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Fine fall weather.
America seems to be Russia's fill
High living is good training for
a hard fall.
Every week is cleanup week for
Too much speed means too much
wear and tear.
New Jersey has 11 G automobiles
to every 100 farms.
A receding chin does not dwell
under a stiff upper lip.
The kind of midnight oil we burn
nowadays is cylinder oil.
Most people are liberal with their
sympathy because it doesn't cost
It will only be necessary to re
member the price of coal this win
ter to keep plenty warm.
Lenine and Trotzky may be su
permen, but what Russia needs is
fewer supermen and more soup.
The Newton Kansan says what
this country needs right is somebody
who can reinstate the five-cent
Another nice thing about farm
ing is that you can fill a barrel
with cider and let nature take its
"Blue Sky" dealers will " get it
in the neck" ere the twittering of
the robin and red bird in the early
Americans spent more than four
billion dollars last year for luxuries
and raised the dickens about the
high cost of living.
It may be true that rents are tot
tering, but there is no question at
all about the shaky feeling of those
who are paying them.
One may now fly from New York
to Philadelphia in thirty-one min
utes, in case any New Yorker ever
desires to make the trip.
Social honors are in fact a sort
of booby prize. You may have them
today and the biggest boob in your
set win3 them tomorrow.
President Harding declares dis
armament out of the question at this
time. Shake Broi Harding! We are
with you on that question.
The Mount Everest expedition
sends back word that it has found
a way to reach the summitt of that
peak, and perhaps later, if it is for
tunate, will find a way to get down
"It don't take a man long to
bag his pants at the knees,
and to make a finely tailored
suit look thoroughly disrepu
table that's the man of it,"
avers Dainty Dorthy.. .
But she goes on to explain
that the man who is making
use of our cleaning, steaming
and pressing services is keep
ing his clothes in much more
presentable condition than
when he got acquainted with
us. And it doesn't cost much,
Goods Called for and Delivered
PMPN rrfZx OPPOSITE
I fob ikii-JOURNAL OFFICE
It's seldom selfishness that
prompts a man to keep his troubles
A thorough renovation of this
great country of ours is needed very
badly, and the sooner it is done the
better fo rail honest people.
The Amazon, which is more than
one hundred miles wide at the
mouth, is called by the Houston
Post the W. J. Bryan among rivers.
The old fashioned hoopskirt
"suited to modern handicaps," is
coming back in London, according
to a news item. Handicaps or knee
Isn't it strange that a landlord
can win more fame merely by being
decent than other men can by de
voting their entire lives to good
The professors who weighed the
earth a few years ago, before the
business depression set in, should
weigh it again. There is suspic
ion that it has lost.
A Philadelphia woman left a will
disposing of considerable property
containing but tweny-hree words.
But maybe she made up for the la
conism earlier in life.
An attorney has sued the Ku
Klux Klan for $100,000 for legal
services, although, it does not ap
pear that the Klan's legal status
has been improved any.
While we sympathize with ,the la
borers of this country, we don't want
to see the boys at the Burlington
shops go out on account of the hard
winter. It's not the time.
If Babe Ruth realized how little
satisfaction there is in licking a
sport " writer, he would devote his
attention in future exclusively to
policemen and hotel clerks.
Europe has an exciting mystery in
the case of King Alexander of Serb
ia, who won't go home. This is in
deed a novelty with so many kings
hanging around who can't go.
O : g
If it takes 2,000 Austrian crowns
to buy a loaf of bread in Vienna a
person should be able to furnish a
house and set up housekeeping on
half a dozen cigarette coupons.
For what man knoweth the things
of a man, save the spirit ofman
which is in him? Even so th2 things
of God knoweth no . man, but the
Spirits of God. Corinthians XI 11.
A German economist thinks the
United States has too much gold for
its own good, but whether he good
of the United States is the first con
sideration in his mind is not made
clear in his theory.
A movement Is being urged to
wards discontinuing all butter mak
ing at home in favor of the factor
ies handling the entire output, the
day that is accomplished, it is good
bye to good butter.
Corner Davies warn3 the Kansas
coal miners that the policy of fol
lowing Howatt ia opposition to the
international organization will bust
: the union, as, "a house divided
'against itself," etc., gathers no moss.
We don't like to hear that farm
ers are burning their corn because
it's cheaper than coal, but there Is
a possibility that some of the pro
duct recently clistijled from corn
will burn well in a gasoline stove.
A court has ruled that husband
is guilty and responsible for his
' wife's violation of the prohibition
( laws. This will recall Mr. Bumble,
; of Oliver . Twist connections. Is there
a Mr. Bumble in your home?
The Fort Scott Tribune has fig
ured out that Kansas coal miners
lose $72,000 a day following- the
wishes of Alex Howatt, or on a ba
sis of five days a week, 9 million
dollars in six months. Howatt comes
high to the miners.
' Mr. Chesterton dectares he will
never visit the United States again
while prohibition is in force. Evi
dently the bone dry entertainment
he received didn't do his digestion
any good. But the wets will desire
a better argument than merely that
Mr. Chesterton is staying away on
account of prohibition.
To do good is better than to be
Self-made men never cease to
praise their makers.
Distance doesn't lend much en
chantment to prosperity. J.
Bedtime story: "I am going to get
up early in the morning."
The person who has no will of his
own has an incurable malady.
Take a little of the blame your
self, and don't eternally put it on
Poetry may be a drug on the mar
ket, but few poets can get drug-store
prices for it.
Nothing so effectively curbs the
speed mania of a joy rider as a hole
in the paving.
"Clever" advertising is the kind
that influences people to buy what
they don't need.
Only a fraction of one per cent of
the available coal in the United
States has been mined.
A body, said to be 2,000 years
old, has been dug up in Maine. Po
lice are at work on the case.
A writer says that poets are poor
ly clad. Perhaps they will get what
they deserve in the hereafter.
When the contracting parties un
ite in their efforts to make marriage
a success it is seldom a failure.
Four women in Chicago, arrested
for shoplifting, were sentenced to
attend church every Sunday for a
Eighty-two per cent of the per
sons who died or were injured by
fires in this country last year were
Beware of the friendly chap who
pats you on the back. The chances
are he's trying to jingle the coins
in your pocket.
The meanest man we know is a
fellow who persuaded his wife to
bob .her hair just because he had
lost most of his own.
Probably nothing bores a man
more than have another man begin
to explain something that he was
Just going to explain.
President Harding will have the
sympathy of the country which now
knows that life in the White House
is not all b r and skittles.
It knocks about 90 per cent of the
conceit out of a girl when she shows
a young man a photograph of her
self and he fails to ask her for it.
We may not get that 10 billion
dollars Europe owes us, but we're
going to have a European debt com
mission to tell why not, anyway.
Some of the Kansas miners can
continue to love Howatt ever so
much and still wonder where their
strike benefits are coming from this
It costs $200,000,000 per year to
maintain the jails and prisons in the
United States. However, it would
cost a great deal more to release all
A Chicago man writes to the Tri
bune that his cellar stock is now
down to last quart, and his motto
isr Lips that touch liquor shall nev
er touch mine.
"As a general rule, trade unions
do not favor strikes," declares Math
ew Woll, vice president of the A. F.
of L.. Since nobody else favors strikes
it seems remarkable that so many
After calculating how much mon
ey the world would save If all mili
tary and naval armament were dis
continued, we hope someone will
then figure up how much all the
people of the world might save if
they stopped eating.
The people who are doing most or
the howling are not the poor, but
are' the ones who are no longer mak
ing 100 per cent profit, and are now
cut down to 10, 15 and 20 per cent
profits. They are the people who
can't stand the gaff.
The United Mine Workers, in con
vention at Indianapolis, adopted an
amendment to their constitution
providing that members who Join
the' Ku Klux Klan shall be expelled.
The miners can be lawless without
the aid of the Ku Klux Klan.
A few drinks of New York hootch
caused a visiting Englishman to
burst through a plate glass window
and make love to a - wax dummy.
This leads one to wonder what a
few drinks of middle western "corn"
would make the wax dummy do.
Thomas A. Edison says that the
business depression was caused by
fear. "The people have been fright
ened out of good times, unnecessar
ily so." . ' a
Fear of the wolf makes people
stop buying. Then business stag
nates. Hard times follow.
The pessimist is ruled by fear.
Optimism is nothing but the ab
sence of fear. Get rid 'of our fear, be
optimistic, and prosperity will re
turn, Edison reasons.
He is right. The same is also true
of every activity of men and women.
Fear, the great paralyzer, is back
of most failures. Conquer the devil
of fear, develop confidence in your
abilities, and you will succeed.
Barring remote instances of good
luck, there can be no success with
out self-confidence and fearlessness.
A new arrival among the charac
ters of current fiction is the efficien
cy expert, the case hardened Indi
vidual who knows that the great ob
ject, of life and business is to make
money. His consuming desire is to
eliminate all waste, increase the pro
duction and make possible the great
est possible gain In dollars and
cents. For the human element in
business he has no consideration.
Long service, gray hairs, family re
sponsibilities, breaking hearts, affec
tion, helpfulness and good cheer on
ly excite in him contempt when it
Is a question of saving or making a
few dollars more a year. "Business
is business," he declares, "and you
must not allow kindness, or char
ity, or good will to creep into it."
No; for their are parasites that eat
the heart out of the pile of dollars
that you leave when you die.
Nearly everybody knows the type
by now. Up to the time of the war
at least he was pampered and fed
and flattered till he had come to be
the autocratic ruler of the hearts of
many business men. There is a good
picture of his rule in Basil King's
"The Empty Sack," together with
the train of evils that follow the
dismissal of an aged employe, who,
though faithful and honest, was not
quite "up to scratch" in a machine
The efficiency expert will probab
ly always be needed, but he has t,oo
often overdone bis work. A man is
more than a machine and better
than a commodity. Gain without hu
man sympathy is tainted. It is at
least as much to make happiness as
to make money.
The country rubbed and re-rubbed
its eyes upon reading some
weeks ago that Secretary Davis, of
the federal department of labor, es
timated the number of unemployed
on August 1st, 1921, as compared
with the same date:of 1920, as five
million seven hundred and thirty
five thousand. "Dds bodikins! Is it
that. bad?" ran the comment.
The secretary now hastens to ex
plain that he did not mean what the
public thought be meant; that al
tho nearly six million persons may
have vanished from payrolCs, this
did not prove that they were all un
employed, as many might have left
industrial plants to take up other
work; and that throngs of women
who were drawn from home during
the wartime dearth of labor had re
sumed the wonted tenor of their
way. These and like considerations,
says the Secretary takes most of the
terror out of his figures.
There was much scaling down In
the first instance by those who paus
ed to analyze the figures. That an
unusual amout of unemployment ob
tained during the spring and sum
mer months was not to be, denied;
suspended and curtailed industries
spoke all too plainly. But there were
other facts to weigh with that one,
as for instance, that in normal times
there are probably a million persons
unemployed, some transiently so;
and that at the crest of the condi
tions produced by the war, "over
employment," if the term be allow
able, numbered a million or more.
Certain it is a temporary excess of
Jobs over workers attracted to in
dustrial and business centers multi
tudes who normally are engaged in
rural, or semi-rural, and domestic
However, one may calcuate, the
cheering fact is- that such unem
ployment as did exist at the time of
the secretary's survey' has consider
ably diminished and that the under
lying conditions which make for un
employment have materially improv
ed. The problem still is one which
no thoughtful man will take light
ly, but beyond question it has grown
less serious. ,
POLAND CHINA BOARS -
Poland China boars all fall boars
at $25 each if taken soon. 2d-lw
I R. C. TODD
Blank Books at the Journal Office
Pie and doughnut social at Sunny
aide school district, Friday, Oct. 21
3VOTICR TO CREDITORS
The State of Nebraska, Cass coun
In the County Court.
In the matter ot the estate of James
V. Taylor, deceased.
To the creditors of said estate:
You are hereby notified, That I will
sit at the County Court room in Platts
mouth in said county on the 19th day
of November, A. D. 1921, and on the
20th day of February, A. 1). 1922, at
10 o'clock a. m. each day, to receive
and examine all claims against said
estate with a view to their adjustment
and allowance. The time limited for
the presentation of claims against
said estate is three months from the
19th day of November, A. I). 1921. and
the time limited for payment of debts
is one year from said 19th day of
Witness my hand 'and the seal of
said County Court this 13th day of
ALLEN J. BKESON,
(Seal) ol7-4w. County Judge.
NOTICE OF SUIT
In the District Court of Cass coun
ty, Nebraska. .
Ella Elsie Jessup. "1
PlaintlfT App. Dock,
vs. No. 1
Edward T. Shamp, et al page 20
To the Defendants: Edward T.
Shamp; E. T. Shamp; (real name un
known) u. fli. Kiiamp; (real name un
known) Geora-e L. Donovan; P. B.
Conn; (real name unknown) Dtivid
Earwicker; Mary Ann Casey; Anna
Townsend; Ida Wagner; James A. Don
elan; Frank Donelan: and the heirs,
devisees, legatees, personal representa
tives and other persons interested in
the several estates of Edmund A. Don
elan, deceased: Uobert G. Donovan, de
ceased and Samuel Casey, deceased;
(impleaded with The County of Cass)
and all persons having or claiming any
interest in the following described real
estate in the City of I'lattsmouth. in
Cass county, Nebraska, to-wit: Com
mencing at' point 16.29 chains north
and 7.60 chains east of the southwest
corner of Section 7, Town. 12. N. Range
14, East of the 6th P. M., and running
thence east 6 chains, thence north 5
chains, thence west 6 chains, thence
south 5 chains to the place of begin
ning; also commencing 16. C6 chains
north and 2.27 chains east of said
southwest corner of Section 7, Town.
12. N. Hange 14, East, thence north
1.1T.75 chains, thence east 4.83 chains.
thence south 1.1575 chains, thence west
to the place of beginning; also all of
Block 3 in Townsend's Addition to
Plattsmouth, Nebraska, real names un
known: You and each of you are hereby no
tified that on the 14th day of Septem
ber, 1921. the plaintiff in the forego
ing entitled cause, filed her petition in
the District Court of Cass county, Ne
braska, wherein you and each of you
are made parties defendant, for the
purpose of obtaining a decree from said
court quieting the record title In plain
tiff to real estate situate in Platts
mouth, Nebraska,- to-wit:
Commencing at a point 16.29
chains noith and 7.60 chains east
of the southwest corner Section
7, in Town. 12, North, Hange 14,
East of the 6th P. M., and running
thence' east 6 chains, thence north
5 chains, thence west 6 chains,
thence south 5 chains to the place
of beginning, otherwise known as
Lots 8, 9 and 23, in said section;
Also, commencing at a point 16.66
chains north and 2.27 chains east
of said southwest corner of Sec
, tion 7, Town. 12, North, Range 14,
East, thence north 1.1575 chains,
thence east 4.83 chafns, thence
south 1.1575 chains, thence west to
the place of beginning, otherwise
known as Lot 21 in said section;
Also all of Block 3 in Town
send's Addition to riattsmouth,
as against you and each of you, and by
such decree to wholly exclude you and
each, and all of you from all estate,
right, title, claim or interest therein
or to any part thereof.
You are required to answer said
petition on or before the 7th day of
November, 1921, or your default- will
be entered therein and a decree enter
ed in said cause as prayed for in plain
tiff's petition. i
Dated: September 19, 1921.
ELLA ELSIE JESSUP,
JOHN M. LEYDA.
sl9-5w. Her Attorney.
NOTICE TO (I(KI)ITOHS
The State of Nebraska, ' Cass coun
In the County Court.
In the matter of the estate of George
To the creditors of said estate:
You are hereby notified. That I will
sit at the County Cotirt room in Platts
mouti, in said county, on the 29th day
of. October, 1921. and on the 30th day
of January. 1922, at 9 o'clock a. m. of
each day, to receive and examine all
claims against said estate with a view
to their adjustment and allowance.
The time limited for the presentation
of claims against said estate is three
months from the 29th day of October,
A. D. .1921. and the time limited for
payment of debts is one year from said
29th day of October, 1921.
Witness my hand and the seal of
said County Court, this 21st day of
ALLEN J. BEESON,
(Seal) County Judge.
CHAS. E. MARTIN,
In the District Court of Cass coun
Albert H. Miller, Plaintiff 1
I App. Dock.
Vs. I No. 1
Charles A. Miller. Jr. ' J page 22
et al, Defendants J
To the Defendants: AYilliam J. Mil
ler: Mrs. William J. Miller; (real name
unknown) and Jacob Ailing, whose
residences or places of abode are un
You and each of you are hereby no
tified that on the 17th day of Septem
ber, 1921. the plaintiff in the forego
ing entitled cause filed his petition in
the District Court of Cass county, Ne
braska, wherein you and each of you
are made parties defendant for the pur
pose of obtaining a decree from said
court quieting the title tq Lots one.
(l) two, (Zj tnree, (3 rour, ( nve
(5) and six, (6) in Block eighty-two,
(82) in the City of Plattsmouth. in
Cass county, Nebraska, in the plain
tiff. Albert H. Miller, and diaries a.
Miller. Jr.. William J. Miller. Edith K.
Taylor and Elmer K. Miller, a minor,
defendants, as against the defendants
Jacob Ailing and The Livingston Loan
and Building association, and by such
decree to wholly exclude the said Jacob
Ailing and The Livingston Loan and
Building association from all interest,
right, title, claim or lien in and to said
premises and for the purpose of par
titioning said premises among the
plaintiff. Albert H. Miller and Charles
A. Miller, Jr., William J. Miller, .Edith
K. Taylor and Elmer R. Miller, minor,
defendants, according to their respec
tive rights and iikteresta in said prem
ises, as same may be established by
the decree of said court, or for the
sale of said premises and a division
of the proceeds if same cannot be
You are require-! to answer said
petition on or before the 7tu day of
November.- 1921, or your default will
be entered In eaid cause and a decree
entered as prayed for by plaintiff.
ALBERT H. MILLER.
JOHN M. LEYDA.
sl9-5w. - His Attorney,
HOUSE CLEANING TIME MEANS
GREAT REDUCTIONS IN WALL
PAPER PRICES AT THE
These frosty mornings also remind us of the win
dow glass needed. Glass is lots cheaper this year.
COME IN OR PHONE US
F. C3. 'QOEIELB3AN,
North Sixth Street
REMOVE CASS COUN
TY MAN FROM LIST
Jesse J. Morris, Hated as Deserter,
Pound to Have Been in Ser
vice During the War.
The followirg issued from the
headquarters of the Seventh Army
corps is self explanltory and tells of
the withdrawal of the name of Jesse
J. Morris from the list of alleged
1 The charge of desertion against
Jesse J. Morris, Order No. 1597, a
registrant of the local board for Cass
county, Nebraska, has been set. aside
and his name removed from the
printed list of alleged draft desert
2 This man's name appeared up
on the published list of alleged draft
deserters as the result of the final
report of the draft officials showing
him to be a deserter; that there is
no record of his having notified his
local board of his entrance into the
military service as was required by
the draft regulations and that his
military service was not discovered
in the checking of the list of alleged
draft deserters against the records
of the Army.
3 The records of those who serv
ed in the army during the World war
show that he enlisted in the Nebras
ka National Guard Juii 26, 1916,
was drafted into Federal service on
August 5, 1917, and was discharged
February 18, 1919.
Brigadier General, Commanding.
HOME PROBLEM HERE IS
REALLY A VITAL MATTER
Attention has been focused on the
building problem in Plattsmouth by
the proposal of the Burlington to
bring In twenty to thirty additional
families as soon as assurance is given
that they may find a suitable home
in which to live. No chain is strong
er than its weakest link and like
wise no Sown can be greater than
its weakest advantage.
Among the advantages that a town
can claim are its schools, churches,
municipal improvements,, natural ad
vantages, industries, the character of
its people and last but, not least, its
Surrounded by broad acres of pro
ductive farming lands, teeming with
Industry in its midst, and affording
school advantages the equal of those
to be gained anywhere, . Plattsmouth
is not deficient in any of the others
named, save in the matter of homes.
AH who come into our midst cannot
at once become home owners and if
we are to receive them at all we
must provide suitable rental prop
erties for them during their early
residence here, that they may later
on, through thrift and labor, acquire
as their own.
Let us wage a campaign of home
building such as was never waged in
the old town before.
Lowest rates, 5, 7, 10, 15 ahd
20 years. G. M. McClerkin, at the
Bank of Cass County, Plattsmouth,
We do all klnas ot lot printing.
Your New Ford
I have just received a carload of new Ford cars,
including touring and roadster models, which are now
ready for delivery at the new low prices.
We are fully equipped to take care of your re
pair business. Prices reasonable.
The Automobile Man
WEEPING WATER -:- -:- -:- NEBRASKA
OR. FURAY PURCHASES
PRACTICE AT UNION
Our neighboring city of Union has
a new representative of the medical
profession located there in the per
son of Dr. E. S. Furay, who has pur
chased the interests of Dr. C. M.
Schwab in that place. Dr. Furay is
a vouner man and was in the nervim
jof his country during the world war.
leaving his practice in New Mexico
to enter the army and since his dis
charge has been seeking a good, per
manent location and decided upon
Cass county as a logical spot for his
location. The residents of Union as
well as all of Cass county will be
pleased to welcome Dr. Furay to our
midst and trust that he will find
here a permanent home.
Strayed from my place 3 miles
north of Union, 2 yearling calves.
Finder please notify me and I will
call and get same and pay damage.
J. T. BECKBR
Bead the Journal want-ads.
for Gale at Private Qafe!
Ranging in price from
$25 to $30 Each
These are all excellent hoes. Two
sired by the World's Champion. Bal
ance sired by our own boars.
27 Bibbons Taken at the
NEHAWKA -: NEBRASKA
DUROC - JERSEY
at Private Sale!
The undersigned Duroc-Jersey breed
er will offer at Private
25 Head Spring Boars
At his farm six miles west of Platts
mouth on Louisville road
These boars are sired by such board
as Sensation B., King or Orion,
Jr. and King Sensation.
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