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VOL. KO. XXXVHL
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 1922.
NEER GIVES HIS
tvfpt nv PTfRTJn WO-RTCS HAS
ANSWER TO THE CRITICISMS an(j cut to pieces each time we have
THAT ARE HEARD. i heavy reins.
' In comparing the cost of heavy
As there has been several articles construction work on roads in Sher
appearing recently in the different man county, I find that on two con
newspapers of the state, criticising tracts let in the county about the
roads constructed by this Department same time, one contract let by the
and the greater part of the answers county board west of Litchfield, the
to these articles have not been pub- grading on the project cost $4,804.00
lished. I am sending this statement per mile, while on the project con
to each newspaper of the state, so structed by the State Highway de-
V. nrlll Vi T-rt o ianrA trk in.
iorm your reaaers oi me irue iacis
in regard to the relative cost of
roads constructed by the various age structures, as a greater part of skowe(i tne Knights as royal enter
cdunties and thi3 department. j the cost of the drainage structures ltajners
Several articles have been publish- on the state aid road was included inj Th a" different booths did a thriv
ed criticising the work done and the contract let to the county board and j jng business and the lucky ones were
cost on project No. 52-A, In Phelps constructed in accordance with their abe to carry away with them valu-
county,- comparing this with a roaa.wisnes. i ao noi Deueve mere is any
constructed by the county.
The facts regarding these two roads or the work,
are: The state project was con-1 I do not know what members of
tracted in the spring of 1920. The j the board were present when the res
county commissioners had the oppor-'olution condemning the cost of v.ork
tunity at that time to take this work' done by this department was passed,
and construct it with their own coun- ! However, when the contract was
ty forces, however, they did not see awarded there was a full meeting of
fit to handle the work, f.nd it was the county board present, and they
contracted, advertised and awarded recommended that the contract be
in open, competitive bidding. (awarded and instructed their chair-
The prices paid cn thi3 work were man to sign the contract with this
below the average prices being paid department.
In our adjoining states at that time . The county also had the opportun
for the same class cf work. ity to take the work and handle it
Dr. Prine and others have attempt- with county forces at that time,
ed to compare the cost of two dif-'Thls privilege has been offered to
ferent classes of work, which Is very ; every county in the state when state
unfair, for the reason that the work (and federal aid road contracts are
done by Phelps county at 3600.00 perjawarded
mile was simply shaping up the road
with a blade grader, and taking care
of the drainage near culverts with
team and slip.
The State Department of Public
Works constructed fifteen hundred
miles of this same kind cf work for
the various counties of the state in
1920 at an average cost' of $200.00
per mile, which is onfi-Jhlrdif the
cost of the work done ty Phelps
county. . .
The contract work that has been
referred to In Phelps county consists
of sixty-six thousand cubic yards of
earth hauled endways, an average
haul of five hundred feet. As the
road was over rolling ground, this
was necessary to bring it to grade.
Sand was encountered at the north
end of this project, making It neces
sary to haul four thousand, eight
hundred,' thirty-eight cubic yards an
average haul of one mile, to protect
this road so that it would stand up
The surfacing was done by using
clay and heavy soil to cover the sand,
and then the road was gravelled,
hauling all the gravel from one end
of the project.
The articles published state that
'the gravel is a failure." The road:
was gravelled in the same manner, ! wa3 present, and as Mr. Bowring
using the snme kind of material a3was so unjust and cowardly in his
the gravelled roads ' in Hall and j actions. I have not seen fit to an
Saunders counties, and the Federal jswer him.
Read engineers, while tere in De- At the last session of the legisla
cembcr, pronounced the- gravelled ' ture, the investigating j-ommittees of
road in Saunders county the best the house and senate fo'und, after ex
piece of gravel construction that they amining the government records,
had ever examined and requested me that we were getting our roads con
to get as many of the different state structed 17 per cent cheaper than the
engineers as possible who were at-1 average of eleven of our middle west
tending our National convention in' em states, or in other words, this
Omaha at that time, to examine this. State Highway department had con
road, structed it3 work for $1,190,000.00
Mr. Bowlby, who 13 the president I lens than the same amount of the
of the American Road Builder aso-jsame kind of work cost in other
elation, and Mr. McDonald, chief of middle western states at that time,
the Federal Bureau of Road?, after i I wish to call attention to the pub-
driving over a large mileage of our
,n,io v-oKmcVo ctnturi that w
had done more Work and received
more benefit from the money expend-
ed on road3 in the state than any and one-half million dollars, while
state in the ur.ion. and a greater part , the state has expended from state'
of the roads that these men drove and federal funds seven million dol
nver were identical with the road lars; and I wish to invite the county
constructed in Phelps county. board of Sherman county and others J p,m Thursday Dally.
The reason that some of the peo-'who have made similar crtticisms to' This noon a message from the
pis in Phelps county are excited over compare the cofts and benefits re- Clarkson hospital in Omaha stated
the cost of this read is due to the ceived from all of the work done by that. Percy Warthen, who was op
fact that the county engineer, who all of the counties in the state with crated on there a few days ago, had
at one time was employed by the the work done by this department , been compelled to undergo two addi
State Hisbway department and after during the same period, and I chal- tional operations this morning and
being informed that he was no long- lenge them to show where the coun- - which were most serious. Two addi
er needed by that department, was ties have expended fifty per cent of tional mastoids were developed that
employed by Phelps county, and he their money; also to show where they i!t was necessary to remove and the
has continually made statements have received 25 per cent of the critical condition of the patient re
creating dissatisfaction and trouble benefits from the seventeen and one- ognized toy the surgeons and the rel
in regard to this project. After the half million dollars expended by the atives notified. Mrs. B. B. Warthen
work was completed and turned over counties as compared with the seven niother of the young man, and Web
to the county for maintenance, the millions of state and federal -money steir Warthen, a brother, departed
county did not maintain the road for expended by this department. tbis afternoon for Omaha to be at
several weeks and then the county In this challenge, I refer to a com- the sde of Percy at the hospital. This
engineer went in with a large grad- plete investigation of the state as a makes a large number of operations
ing machine and tore up the road, whole, and not to any two or three tna Mr. Warthen has underwent and
filling the ditches that had been con- individual projects that have been lia chances of recovery are not the
sfucted, also tearing up the gravel constructed under entirely different brightest as his case i3 of a most
surface, piling'the gravel up in the conditions, and this department will sarious type.
t a manner with the county
honrd of Pbelns couhtv a short time
ago and arranged with them to place
state eauicment on this project in
the spring and restore the road to its
original condition as finished by the
In regard to the roads constructed
in Sherman county, about a year ago
our division engineer arranged for
the county board of Sherman county
to be shown over the roads in Custer
county that had been constructed by
tnis department wim uiaue i-uei
at a cost of approximately 1200.00
per mile; after which we turned over
to Sherman county a grading outfit
that had been assembled and used
by this department. Under direction ,
Iof our division engineer, the county
constructed the Rockville-Ravenna
road and other sections of road that
; have been referred to in articles as
' only costing one-tenth of the amount
of money that it cost to construct
state roads. These roads were con
structed by shaping up the surface
with a blade grader, and not trans-
iortine anv earth excentine: from the
side ditch to the center of the road.
ieaT1Rs a". or the ower sections at
n:irf "ri pnf tpp prn rl t rj r rnct ti-jvq
per muc. iui s iur iue
cost of grading, exclusive of drain-
(complaint on the cost of that part
beverai articles nave appeared in
parers in regard to statements made
by Mr. Bowring of the Cherry county
board at the annual convention of
the county commissioners and super
visors in Omaha last month. In an
swer to these articles I have to tate
that I met with the county board and
the county cle-k of Cherry county
while the county commissioners con
vention was in session and explained.
All of their questions In such man
ner that I considered they would be
satisfied after furnishing an itemized
statement of the cost of the project
to them. After I addressed the con
vention, Mr. Bowring asked a few
questions which were answered, and
all of the delegates at the conven
tion knew that I was leaving Omaha
that night. The next day Mr. Bowr
ing took the floor and made the
statements that have been referred to
in the papers, knowing that there
was no one present from this depart
ment, and there was no chance of the
members of the convention calling me
in to answer him before they ad-
His criticisms had already been
answered to him in person by me In
I such manner that he knew better
than to make the criticisms when I
'lie that while we have been con
srnietinr strue roads smre iai7. thot
counties have expended for roads
and bridge construction. Feventeen i
assist an every way possiDie in mak-,
lnS such investigation.
DEPT. OF PUBLIC WORKS.
Geo. E. Johnson,
Secretary and State Engineer.
CARD OF THANKS
In winnine- ihe iboiit.ifiii vatz-.h
at k f c. harnr t f.i xr
8ense or obligation to the many
fronds who made this possible and
aure them that their assistance
w.ill . lwiri Tx. mmst fra tfniifr fa
MISS CATHERINE NOVATNY.
nff- .r- -y , ,
Office supplies of ad kinds han
died at the Journal office.
Knights of Columbus Gathering Well
Attended by the Members
to Enjoy, the Event.
From Thursday's Daily.
De.-pite the fact that the snow was
blowing and the mercury reaching
the Jow point of zero last evening,
.the attendance at the Knights of
Columbus bazaar was quite large and
a very profitable evening enjoyed by
the society. The lessening of the
crowd made -the dancing feature
more pronounced and the floor was
late hour with ithe
onerry dancers and who felt that this
feature of the occasion provided
aWe Drizes while the lasers had the
opportunity of having a good time,
There were a number of drawing
held of various articles donated and
the winners were delighted with their
prizes. The centerpiece donated by
Mrs. T. C. Kahoutek was won by
Miss Anna Sebatka, No. 29; the
hand-made doily donated by Mrs.
Anthony Nesladek of Omaha was
won by Charles Warga with No. 76;
the Congoleum rug donated by the
Carpenter Paper Co. of Omaha was
secured by J. M. Wondra with No.
56; the live pig donated by J. M.
Meisinger was won iby O. M. Kintz,
No. 7S; the comforter donated iby
Mrs. J. F. Hadraba was won by E.
A. Lorenz, No. 40; the leather doily
donated by Mrs. C. F. Janda, won by
Mrs. Everett Noble, No. 19; L. W.
I-orenz had donated two quarters of
beef and tha hind quarter was won
by J. J. Cloidt. grand knight of the
K. of C, with No. 59, and the front
quarter ty E. - II. Schulhof.
The ladies served lunch during the
evening that proved a pleasant fea
ture of the occasion.
This evening will see the close of
the "bazaar and 'the niost interest at
taches to the disposal cf the Edison
phonograph, the popularity contest
in -which the most popular lady will
receive a fine wrist watch and the
baby doll drawing.
It is expected that the attendance
his evening will greatly exceed any
of the previous nights of the bazaar.
HAVE PLEASANT TIME
Entertained Yesterday Afternoon at
the Church Parlors and Very
Good Program Enjoyed.
From Thursday's Ia11y.
The ladies auxiliary of the Pres
byterian church was very pleasantly I
entertained yesterday at the parlors'
of the church by Mesdames Kate
Minor, C. E. Hartford and George
L. Farley, and despite the very un
iplea?ant weather conditions that
prevailed the attendance was very
During the afternoon a most en-
joyable program was given by a num-
ber of the ladies, Mrs. J. F. Gorder
contributing a interesting reading
while Miss F&e Chase W3S heard in
one of her delightful vocal numbers
and Mrs. J. W. Tritch and daugh
ter. Miss Esther in piano numbers
that served to make the occasion one
cf more than usual interest.
icuraumTOia strum xl uc
lose of the afternoon aided in mak- I
in 'tne yent one or tne rarest pleas
HI SERIOUS CONDITION
Card of Thank3
To those who assisted us In the
hour of our sorrow and by their ten
der offering and sympathy eased the
burden of grief, we desire to express
; our deepest appreciation and assure
the kind friend3 and neighbors tifat
their acts will long be remembered
Especially do we" wish to thank the
employes of the Burlington paint
shop, and brass foundry, the Eagles j
ani the Royal Neighbors, and neigh-!
ibors for their beautiful floral rem-pm- I
brances. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rice; '
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hesse; Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Cunningham; Mr and
Mrs. Fred Hesse and Mr. Louis
Hesse and Mr. Louis Hesse.
HEAL COLD SNAP
From Thursday's Iaiiy.
The west today ds lying under the
sway of the first Teal cold and win
try weather of the season and one
that makes the llxt- cf the furnace
tender one of aativiry. The snow fall
was not excessive In this locality as
it was farther west in the state but
the clearing weather during the
night brought on a great deal colder
weather. This morning when the
sylph-like form of the reporter fir
made an appearance the mercury
uu - -. i - g- - - -. . . .
zero and after the nice mild weather
it seemed mucn wrrfe thiin it really
AUTOS COLLIDE IN
MIDST OF STORM
Studebaker of John Paikening and
Ford Coupe of John Peiring
Have Wreck Yesterday.
From Thursday's ti.
Yesterday afternoon shortly (before
5 o'clock an auto collision occurred
at the intersection of Main and Sev
enth streets When the Studebaker
touring car of John Parkening, on 3
of the young farmers from west of
the city, and the Ford coupe of John
Pctrins of Nebraska City, met head
on at the intersection.
Mr. Farkening was coming east cn
Main street and as the storm was
raging at the time had the side cur
tins of his-car on and which to some
extent obscured 3: is view and to
which wa3 added the flying snow
flakes that made it a difficult matter
of seeing very far on the side. Mr.
Potring, accompanied by a friend,
Mr. Gerber of Nebraska City, was
coming south on Seventh street in a
Ford coupe and (their .view of the
side was also somewhat obscured so
that the two car3 were rigrht on each
other .before the danger was seen
and fortunately both were traveling
at a very reasona-bl3 rate of speed.
As the result of the impict the
coupe had the front axle damaged
acid one of the springs broken as
well as the radiator damaged and
Mr. Parkening suiTored damage to
.his radiator and., one of the front
lights was knocked -off. . "-. - - :
Both autos were taken to the ga
rage where they were repaired and
the iparties able to return to their
homes and it is fortunate that no
one was injured in the mixup.
M, JOSEPH PETERS
IN SERIOUS SHAPE
Eepcrta From Omaha State That Re
covery of Former Plattsmouth
Lady Wot Expected.
The host of friends Sn this city of
Mrs. Joseph Peters, for many years
a resident here, will be greatly
shocked to learn that this estimable
Iiady ds now lying at the point of
death at her home in Omaha. Mrs.
Joseph Martin, mother of Mrs. Pet
ers, and John Martin, a brother, de
parted this morning for Omaha to
be present at the bedside cf the sick
woman. The patisnt has suffered a
6evera hemmorhage and at this 'time
there is practically no hopes of her
recovery ontertained by the attend
The Peters family have resided in
Omaha for the past three years and
the old friends here certainly regret
to learn of the misfortune tha has
come to them.
HELD A FULL HOUSE
A few day3 ago one of the young
bu?inesa men of the city 'hastened
forth from 'his establishment where
he is wont .to cry "his wares to the
public and visiting ye jewelry es
tablishment secured himself a sen
tinel of 'time, otherwise a "Big Ben."
in order that its pealing notes might
each morning -arouse him from his
slumbers, which are not unlike the
famous sleep of Rip Van Winkle.
The young man stopped on his way
home to visit with a number of his
friends and to engage in a friendly
game of cards and in so doing fell
onto evil hands. It seems that the
young man was very successful in
playing and did not keep a close
watch on his timepiece and thereby
puffered much humiliation Hater. On
the completion cf the game the own
er of the clock arose and waving sun
dry pdece3 of paper money in the air
invited hi3 friends to join "him in a
feed, everybody for himself, and ac
cordingly the party adjerurned to the
festive banquet hall at the Cafe Bar
clay. It wa3 there that the 3-oung
man desired to play his Big Ben for
the benefit of the bystanders and
pulling out the box he threw it open
and a large aTray of aces, jacks,
queens, etc., rolled out cn the coun
ter and betrayed the j-oung man as
a trifler at the painted cardboards.
The clock was finally returned to the
young man and he is still on the
hunt for the party who made the
Bull for Sale
An excellent 2-year-old Shorthorn
bull for sale. Call George H. Shrader
Union phone, Union, Neb.
Daily Joura&L 15c per week.
Legion Post Mailing All Not Given
Out or Called for to Ken
Lack Some Addresses.
The American L.?gion post is com
pleting the distribution of the service
certificates tent out by the state to
Nebraska ex-soldiers. Tailors and ma
rines. All those who did not receive
their certificate at the public exer
cises Armistice evening or call for
them subsequent to that time, have
had the same mailed to them whore
ever it was 'possible to learn their
There still remain undelivered for
lack of present address the following
certificates for men who once resided
Allen, David F.
Allen. Herbert J.
Archer, James H.
Christensen, Walter C.
DuBois, Ernest A.
Henderson, Cashford A.
House, Alex M.
McCart, Everett J.
Miller, Ralph R.
Poland, Fred S.
Reinhackel, William II.
White, Harry C.
- Wilson, Harry M.
Anyone knowing the address of
any of the above listed men will
please communicate with the Adju
tant, American Legion, Plattsmouth,
Nebraska, and the certificate will be
Adjutant General Taul advises us
tl at the list of Nebraska officers will
art be certified by the War .depart
ment for some time, the apropriation
for this work having run out, and as
n result the "higher-ups" who were
first in mo-t everything during the
war will be the last this time, to re
ceive their certificates.
Any ex-soldier, sailor or marine
who enlisted from Nebraska (exclu
sive of officers) and has not received
his certificate, should also communi
cate with the Legion Adjutant,, giv
ns his full name, branch of service,
date and place of enlistment as well
as date and place of discharge.
A SHOCKING ACCIDENT
Saturday morning while C. S. Mur
fin was attending to his duties at the
Farmers Union building, he had oc
casion to go upon the deck or plat
form which is about fourteen feet
above the floor, and while there had
a fainting spell and fell to the floor
uclow. The floor is cement and it
was a dangerous surface on which to
fall that distance. f
After the first examination it
looked like his right arm and hip
were broken, so he was taken to
Lincoln to a hospital for treatment.
The last reports are that he is do
ing line. I he nip is not Droken ana
if the arm is broken it i3 a "green
click" fracture, which heals quickly.
The many friends of Mr. Murfin
are delighted to learn that his condi
tion is so favorable, for it seemed
at firft it could be nothing else but
very serious. Weeping Water Re
SENATORS FAVOR PLAN
FOR RAIL MILEAGE BOOKS
Washington, Jan. 19. Inquiries as
to the senate sentiment on the sub
stitute for the pending bill to re
rivlre railroads to issue interchange
able mileage books at 2 cents a
mile were said to have indicated
adoption of the plan of Senator Cum
mins, republican. Iowa, to authorie
the Interstate Commerce commission
to issue mileage books at reasonable
rates. A large majority of the re
publicans were. reported to favor the
Senator Trammell, democrat, Flor
ida, offered an amendment to the
mileage bill to authorize the issuance
of 1,000-mile books instead of limit
ing sale to those of 5,000 miles, as is
DEATH OF YOUNG MAN
From Thursday's Daily.
Yesterday the funeral services of
William, fifteen-year-old son of Mr.
and Mr3. Harry Doty, was held at
the CTnristian church at Weeping Wa
ter and very largely attended by the
friends of the family and the school
associates of the deceased young man.
William was taken to Omaha last
week to be (placed in the Ford hos
pital for treatment and gradually
grew worse until death came t5 his
relief and he passed away Monday
evening at 7 o'clock. The deceased
toy was very popular with those
who knew him and his death has
brought a great regret to the circle
MARRIED AT COURT HOUSE
From Frlday'a Dally. j
Judge Bee son yesterday unit
ed in the bonds of wedlock at the
court house, Mr. Albert L. Snell and
Miss Blanche Philpot, both of Weep
ing Water. The wedding was per
former in the usual pleasing manner
of the court and the young people
sent on their way rejoicing. Walter
and Clara Anderson were the wit-1
nesses of the ceremony. I
DOING VERY NICELY
The friends and parishioners of
the Rev. Michael A. Shine, rector of
the St. John's Catholic church Jn
this city, will be pleased to learn
that he i3 doing nicely at ths St.
Catherine hospital in Omaha where
he has been for the greater part of
the time for a number of months.
Father Shine was operated on for
(appendicitis some months ago and
has teen in very poor health since
that time and returning home twice
has been forced each time to return
to the rospital for treatment.
HAS FINE MEETING
Ladies Discuss Plans and Exchange
Ideas in Regard to Year's
Work in Organization.
From Friday's Dallv
Yesterday afternoon the Ameri
can Legion Auxiliary met at the club
rooms cf the Legion in the Leonard
building and despite the cold weath
er and the many other events there
was a goodly number present to en
joy the passing hours with each
The ladies discused at some length
a card party that they are project
ing for the evening of February 22,
and which will be for the ladies and
their friends and relatives in the
American Legion and which will af
ford the members, of both organiza
tions' an opportunity of getting in
closer touch with each other.
Mrs. Fred Sydebotham, president
of the auxiliary, announced a num
ber of the standing committees for
the year. On the social committee
Mrs. F. B. Shopp. Mrs. Herman Tie
kctter, Mrs. Cassius Carey and Mrs.
John Lyons were appointed. On the
American Legion committee,. Mrs.
Michael Hild, Mrs. James Rebal and
Mrs. John F. Weber, and thiis com
mittee will co-operate In seeing that
the Legion and Auxiliary are work
ing in close harmony toward the
common spirit of Americanism and
the preservation of the ideals of the
At a suitable hour a dainty lun-;
heon provided by the hostesses,
Mrs. J. F. Weher, Mrs. W. II. Rain-
ey, Mr3. E. A. Webb and Mrs. F. R.
Gobelman was served to which all
did ample justice.
HOLD MONTHLY PARTY
From Frldav'a VaV.y.
Last evening the senior Epworth
League society held their social ses
sion at the Methodist church and
which was attended by a very large
number of the membership. The eve
ning was spent .in games of all kinds
and at which a great deal of merri
ment was derived. At a siutable hour
dainty and delicious refreshments
were served to the members of the
STILL VERY POORLY
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs.
G-sorge Schanz, Sr., will regret to
learn that this estimable couple, are
suiJl feeling very poorly at their
home in the south portion of the city
and while some better than they
were, they are still far from well. J
An extensive line of high class
stationery on hand at al1 times at
the Journal office.
: i -h
Ths Farmer's ianksr!
Farming is a farmer's business. Ad
vising on the financial end of farming is
a banker's business.
The number of progressive farmers
on our books offers creditable evidence
that we have a practical understanding of
this phase of farming.
Now, while the New Year is yet
young, you'll find it to your advantage to
make a connection here.
THE FIRST NAiHONAL BANK
THE BASK WHERE ,v,pU pt;Et- AT HOME
otJJTSMOLTH JfJ T4EaASICV
Member Federal Reserve
COST OF REFEREN
DUM WILL BE HEAVY
Secretary of State Having Hard Time
to Keep It within the Ten
Secretary of State Amsberry asks
an appropriation of $10,000 to defray
expenses of the referendum of four
laws at the general election this fall.
He is now trying to cut down ex
penses so that the cost may come
within the appropriation. Recently
he was of the opinion the cost would
be $16,000. This includes the cost of
mailing a pamphlet to 325.000 voters
and the printing of the psmphlet.
The four laws referred to tnus.t be
printed p.nd in addition arguments
for or against the adoption of the
laws will be printed if those who
present the argument pay the cost of
each pafre required by them.
Mr. Amsberry now believes he can
do all that is "required of him with
the $10,000 given by the legislature.
To do this he proposes to cut down
on the cost of postage and extra
clerk hire used in mailing and ad
dressing. He believes he can use a
metal clasp cn a cheap grade of en
velopes and by not sealing the pack
ages escape with 1 cent postage on
each Instead of 2 or 3 cents. He pro
poses to have the name3 of voters
copied on typewriters by clerks in
his office without extra pay. These
slips containing names could be used
in mailing devices that cut and paste
them on envelopes.
The laws suspended and referred
to a vote of the electors of the etcte
for adoption or rejection are the antl
picketing law, the banking act giv
ing the state department power to
limit the number of new banks In a
community, the act authorizing con
ventions to select delegates to na
tional conventions and the act re
quiring registration of voters in the
country precincts as well as in cities
A few legislators proposed that
the governor Include the repeal of
these referred acts in his call for a
special session of the legislature, and
thus save enough funds to pay the
coef of an extra session, but the le
gality of a repeal of a suspended and
referred law is much questioned. The
governor did not ask for their re
peal and therefore the special session
is without authority to make the at
tempt. A referendum of the gasoline tax
law, if one is passed by the special
session, has been threatened by C. A.
BRYAN SPEAKS FOR FARMERS
Frankfort, Ky.t Jan. 19. There,
can be no return of prosperity until
the farmers' conditions are improved
Y.'nlliam Jennings Bryan said here
today in addressing a joint session
of (the general assembly.
"In all my experitnee, I never have
known the farmer to be in 00 bad &
sbape." continued Mr. Bryan, adding
that the farmer "was the first per
son picked on."
The present congress, said tha
speaker, is no bertter or worse than
the preceding congress, but be de
clared it 4s worse scared because of
tht pressure brought by fanners.
Your ad wiD. carry punch if you
wTite it as a plain "selling talk" in
stead of trying to fuss it up with
frills p.nd exaggerations.
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