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That still small voice is the voice
of the people.
Noah did not wait for his hip to
come in. He built it.'
o : o
One fellow who Isn't cutting much
ice now Is the iceman.
Special session of the legislature
next week. More taxes.
About .the only tiring reigning ii
Russia now Is consternation.
The spirit of '76 survives all -righ't
but the spirit of S6 i3 still.
A Chicago maniac who swallowed
five spoons was all stirred up.
To be a gentleman, all a man has
to do is to hide his meanness.
In reply to "What is the world
comdng .to?" we say "America."
The pipe offers the strongest ar
gument in favor of age before beauty.
The headline, "Federal Aid Drouth
Victims' aroused many false hopes.
The old .time reformer used to
work without salary and pay his own
expenses-. It's different now.
Chief Justice cf the United States
Supreme Court received $15,000 a
year. While the others get $14,000.
As we -understand it, Russia's
main needs are statesmen with
brains and foreigners with capital.
If there is an ordinance tDmpMl-
ing the people t ) keep thtir
walks clear of Know, why is it
There mmt be a tU j th-
meitte 'taxation, or 'lie tariiir are
ruined and along with tht-:n rnuny
The paper money issue in soviet
Russia ha3 reached 11 trillion ru
bles. Russia's greatest need seems to
be a pressman's strike.
In the old days, we always kept
the family skeleton hidden. Now she
parades her bones at almost every
party in evening gowns.
If hoopskirts come back and cheek-to-cheek
dancing continues, life is go
ing to brighten up right away for
the masculine wallflower.
Our idea of -a blow at the very
foundation of government is when a
democrat has to get cut of office to
make room for a republican.
The 4v. C. carnival which closes
tonight has been a great success.
Large crowds every night and all in
attendance speak highly of the pleas
ure that it afforded. The manage
ment certainly deserves great credit.
"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 Dortby.
But 6he goes on to explain
that the men 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,
1 rir-' -
Good Called for and Delivered
-A' -TfT'31 5 I flf
ii5iU'M at; S2
Kki 1 ' 8 5 g t i
PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
A man may be handicapped by be
ing born a poet but there is no rea
son why he shouldn't brace up and
make something of himself.
It is said that G rover C. Bej-gdoll
want3 to become an aviator. Well,
if he does, gravity can take its course
bo far as we are concerned.
The experts say the 5-cent loaf of
bread 13 an impossibility, so we sup
pose the Chicago -bakers who are sell
ing them haven't heard about it.
If Darwin could have lived to see
some of our present congressmen he
would bave been t-pared the necessity
of writing a whole book to prove his
One dozen clothespins with every
purchase of Blank's garters Adver
tisement.. A safe Investment. If the
garters fail to held one can use the
When "the boys went away, speak
ers' declared: "Everything we bave
is yours." When the war was over
the boys agreed that the statement
was about right.
The farmers may be the backbone
of the country, as so often has been
claimed, (but nobody is denying that
the reformer folk continue to be the
jawbone of the country.
Freezing temperatures in Californ
ia must be very aggravating lo the
residents, and may suggest to them
the desirability of acquiring some
industry He sides climate.
I . Taxation gees on. Even Mr. Ford
y.i ins Muscle biioai oner ne asKs
t.iC kovommeat to help him with I
it 100,000,000, or more. And the peo
ple will be called upon to pay the
Germany is very sad over her na
tional deficit as reported to the re
parations commission, but think how
much sadder she would 'be if she had
to come through the year obliged
to report a surplus.
Messrs. Cloidt and Moore, manag
ers of (the Parmele theatre, are put
ting forth their greatest efforts to
please their patrons with the best
pictures goirg. And we are pleased
to see they are receiving the patron
age they deserve.
A paragraph going the rounds
now is: "Some men's idea of person
al liberty is to get drrnk and Im
pose on people." Probably the cur
rent paragraph ten year-, from now
will be: "Some men's idea of per
sonal liberty is to smoke and naus
In the -words of the lamented Lin
coln: "You can fool some people
some of the time, some of the people
all of the time, b'.:t you can't fool
all of the people all the time!" Re
member that, Mr. McKelvie. This
may not be the correct quotation of
the great Lincoln, but it serves our
purpose just the same.
An Omafia woman called on the
(police recently, saying her husband
i had just spanked her, and she wished
l to have him arrested for operating
a still. The policeman tcld ilier to
calm her temper and go back home
land tell ber husband that the -po-
! liceman and several friends would
come over to pend the evening.
Senator Pat Harrison says that
Postmaster General Hays will accept
that offer of $150,000 per year to
look after tthe legal affairs of the
movie trust. Pat evidently regards
Will in the :;ame class with that
preacher who was praying over the
question of. accepting a call to a larg
or church while his wife was busily
engaged ia packing up the household
Congressman Jefferls has present
ed the ntime of R. B. Howell as sue
cesior to Will Hays as Postmaster
Ueueral. This sounds a little fMiy,
but somewhat political, Just the
tame. Howell has been all along a
candidate for United States senator,
and to got him out of the way of
JefTerls, who wants to go to the sen
ate. is the move, and Hays may In
1 ! iliion thfi rrF.Jrln t to annnint liim.
' What's the matter with the aesist-
fUnt postmaster, who, they say, '-is
' just as competent as Hays bimself?
ut Jefferis can't be nominated for
tenator with Howell a3 a candidate
Now you eah go sleinf Idling.
he weather man is on hie job.
it "gtln it" from all
No matter 3iow good our lorergii Wall street half a dozen times
relations, all of them are ipoor. I good, scary jumps and each ' time
:o: wall street lau?hd in hla face. Itall-
Lots of people are on the rig nr.;
. . .
iracK, iDUii ueaueu mo iu5 j
The Irish Free State at least statrt-dr the October iigurea. The Decern
ed -well. It kicked out a bum presi- output of steel and iron was
en J away off, ithe idle car surplus increas-
d. and there were fewer loaded
. . ...... .
A scientist says that a mosquito
has 22 teeth. Let us hope they all
Planet Venus is only about 300
miles smaller than the earth in di
A barber shop sin says "If you
spit on the floor at home go home
The correct use of "lie" and "lay"
also -worries a farmer every time a
It isn't always the veterinary col
lege graduate that displays the most
Planet Neptune farthest from the
sun of those yet known, was discov
ered in 1846.
Poison liquor and lightning never
strikes twice in the same place. They
don't 'have to.
Of the American casualties due to
gas in the last war, only 1 per
cent -were fatal.
The people have a voice, and when
they assert their rights, look out.
Vox Populi, Vox Dei.
Let's hope these foreign aviation
programs don't mean they will Blip
something over on us.
A St. Louis man chopped up his
furniture with an ax. Try this on
your neighbor's piano.
New airplanes have everything
except -a place to get out and crank
when the engine stops.
"Silk Stocking Higher" head
line. Don't -worry. They will stop be
fore they reach the neck.
" :o; -
"Women painted in the middle
. . ... :
ages tinds a scientist, women sun
paint in the middle ages.
An alibi is proving you did do
what you didn't so somebody will
think you -didn't do what you did.
The old fasTiioned boy who used to
go rabbit hunting on Saturdays now
has a son who spends the day at the
Miss Alice Robertson, Oklahoma's
congresswoman, 13 genng to stand
for re-election-, even if she has to
run for it.
This year -may be different from
the other, but it is astonishing bow
often you meet up with the same old
songs and dance.
The federal census says balf .the
women marry before they Teach 25,
but It is because it takes them eo
long to reach 25.
Of course, it is none of uor busi
ness, but what do the women folks
do with all the wh'ite goods- they buy
at the White goods 'sales?
Premier Briand has resigned. We
would like to see his illustrious ex
ample 'followed by some office hold
ers in Nebraska ibut it's no use sug
gesting dt to them.
If our rampagous revenue agent.
and other fee-graibing officials are al
lowed to continue their raids, the
corportiticms in Nebraska will 'become
so lean that you couldn't fry fat out
of them with an ectylene torch.
LUNGARDIA is "without a rival"
in ordinary or deep-seated Coughs
and Colds, difficult breathing, and
for the relief of whooping cough.
The wonderful results following
its use will astonish you and make
yoii its life-long friend. Your
money back, if you have ever used
its equal. Danger lurks where
there is a cough or cold. Safe for
all ages. 60c and $1.20 per bottle.
Manufactured by Lungardia Co.,
Dallas, Texas. For sale by
Weyrich & H&dr&ba
Can Earn from. $1.00 to
$10.00 a Week.
Nothing to sell. ' No money required.
Quick, easy just an hour or so af
ter school. We want good, honest,
industrious boys just two in each
town and commounity. Write TO
DAY for further particulars, a post
card will do. -
Address Dox 240,
Plattimouth -:- Nebraska
r7AlL STREET BET3
Considering the facilities Wall
street, has for scaring itself to death,'
It is remarkabl how successful it is
in Avoiding heart Attacks. Loot week,
Tor Instance, the "how man Jumned
, , . . . -
1 rvaa earuuiKs
for November ivere
; announced at 40 million dollars un-
freight cars. Then came tne tiriana
resignation, disappointing hopes of
an immediate stabilizing or n,uro
pean conditions, says the Kansas
Reports like these, anybody would
think, would be very bad for Wall
street's iheart. It isn't what you
could call a 'good heart at its best,
having a distinct murmur that could
be produced by leaky valves. Sud
den shocks put a hard strain on it,
which lis why Wall street is so care
ful what it does.
But the surprising thing is that
all this Job's news didn't depress
Wall street a bit. In fact,' it perked
The meaning of all this is not far
.to seek. The market operators, train
ed in the signs of the times, and
willing and ready to be bears when
ever they see .the chance to make
any money, were convinced that the
solid underlying prosperity of the
squared country was a better bet than
mere surface ripples. They are con
vinced that the country has turned
the corner and is squared away for
a straight, long stretch of good go
ing. Otherwise they wouldn't bave
climbed aboard for a ride. It Is true
that stock trading is a speculative
game, and its turns are subject to
a good many influences not always
tracealble to underlying causes, but
in (general the stock market is a ba
rometer of business. And when it
goes up in spite of happenings that
ought logically to depress It, it shows
the part confidence in healthy con
ditions throughout the country
plays in the final result. That con
fidence Is strong, and last -week
knocked out the Job's news. It's juat
another sign that the betting odds
are swinging around to the side of
settled conditions again.
' SHOCKING SELFISHNESS
Selfishness on tthe part of the male
of the epecles juxtaposed to the some
times ifiiercer, ibuit usually more gen
tle female, is Hoo common to .be note
worthy unless it manifests itself
shockingly. But ordinary selfishness
was surpassed, chockingly, by the
Phlladelph'Jah who slew his wife wtth
ithe bread knife and killed himself
with 'his razor.
A razor, as everyone -knows who
uses one for shaving, and as every
one knows who s'Sips one into his
vest pocket ifor use -in emergency, or
in oonftemplalted vengeance, when he
sallies tflort.h to a social gathering, is
the better iror careful honing and
stropping juat (before lit is used, in
every instance and for any purpose.
But a razor can be twice used alitor
one honing and stropping, and no
razor ibecomes as serrated as the edge
of a breadknike, no matter how of
ten -it is used.
A bread knife, admirably adapted
Tor the purpose for wliioh .it is de
signed, cuts like a handsaw. A more
cruel weapon could not be imagined.
Razor cuts, as everyone knows who
h-as observed, . sometimes with dis
comfiture, unless well executed, will
not stop an advancing enemy before
he can reply in kind or bring his
sliooting Irons into play. In certain
social circles these facts are so well
known that they need "no elucida
tion. An ordinary selfish man contem
plating killing his wife and then
killing himself miglut reserve his ra
zor tor lis own execution, but only
the singularly selfish man would be
so callous as to select the b'read-
fcnife Ifor uxoroide while reserving
,lthe razor, in prime condition for sui-
"Just like a man," the embitter
ed married women will say. But it
.isn't. The case is singular, decidedly,
j In an of the kitchen cutlery there
,ia nidth'ing -which resembles a saw
Isarve the Ibreadknife.
. The ordinary selfish husband
(wwuld, ait ithe very worst, observe
jthe unfittness of the breadknife and,
j While reserving the raror for him-
seir, choose some -weapon 01 onenw
less cruel than the breadknife.
"A nation grows in strength or
falls into weakness with the meas
ure of its people's productive work,"
says a modern economist. This be
ing true, it is up to our lawmakers
-to do all In their power to make Ne
braska more product! v, and this
an be done only through the enact
ment of laws that Will enliven capi
tal ito ibring about production.
If it'i ia the card Hue. call at
HIS PASSING FANCY
There was a man who fancied that,
By driving good and fast,
He'd get hi a car across the tracks
Before the train oame past;
He'd mtee the engine by an inch,
And make the train hands sore;
There was a man who fancied that
There isn't anymore.
WAYS OF MEASURING
A correspondent sends us the fol
lowing little anecdote illustrating
Lloyd George's ready -wit. On one oc
casion when he -was to address a
meeting in South Wales, the chair
man, thinking to be funny at the
speaker's expense, said in introduc
ing bim: "I had heard so much about
Mr. George that I naturally expect
ed to meet a big man in every sense;
but as you can see he is very small
Lloyd G-eorge arose. "I am grieved
to find," .he said, "that your chair-i
man is disappointed in my size, hu:
this owing to the way you have hero'
of measuring a man. In North Y."a!'?.j!
we measure a man from his chin up. '
but you evidently measure Iiini fran: 1
the chin down."
After that the chairman mads no
more personal re-marks. j
Is civilization on the wrong tra. k?
A visitor comes to Plattsmouth. W::h
greatest pride, yo upolnt cut tiit-l
tallest buildings and other construe- ;
tion achievements like factories.;
bridges and pavements. '
City life, at its best, is artli'ic:!.
The -things 'we build out of brirk. ;
steel and cement are merely tools';
for enabling civilization to exiit.
The real civilization, often mis
called "culture" is not material. It
is spiritual and intellectual. That is
the real measure of a town the
character and knowledge of its peo
ple. How ridiculous to strive constant
ly for a bigge rtown instead of a
An analysis of the effect on the
taxpayers' pocketbook of the accept
ance by the government of Henry
Ford's offer for Muscle Shoals ni
trate aiid power plants is being cir
culated by, the National Fertilizer
association. The analysis is put in the
form of a chart, showing that over
a period of 100 years, the term of
the proposal leases, on the basis of
the calculation which Mr. Ford him
self uses, the taxpayers would pay
as a subsidy to Mr. Ford $9S4,935,
000. Under the Ford offer for a 100
year lease of the dam and power
plant the government must complete
the waterpower development with
taxpayers' money. Mr. Ford proposes
to make two kinds of payments
interest and mortization.
The interest payments are a par
tial reimbursement to the govern
ment for the interest which the tax
payers must pay on the money in
vested in the waiter power. But Mr.
Ford's interest payments are limited
to $1,680,000 per year. During the
first few years his payments are
even smaller than this amount in to
tal over the 100 years to $161,040,
000. The government, however, must
pay interest on $57,000,000 new
money invested which at 4 par cent
would amount to $2,280,000 per
yetar. This, as -will readily be seen.
creates a deficit of $000,000 or nioro
Amortization payments under Mr.
Ford's plan ($46,547 per year) ar?
.to be compounded at 4 per cent so
that a fund of $48,000,000 may in
this way be created Ly the end of
the 100-year lease. Since Mr. Ford' i
amortization fund is compounded ;.'t
4 per cent for the psriod cf t'u
lease to the enormous sum of $1.
032,935,000. To apply against this enormous
sum -we have only Mr.. Fords $4 8,
000,000 amortization fund (his in
terest payments having -been already
deducted to arrive at the daficit).
This leaves at the end of 100 years a
net loss to the taxpayers of $C84,
This $9S4, 935,000 is the su!.-:idy
which Mr. Ford will reaciv-e aver ;;
period of 100 years from the tax
payers if the government accepts his
Muscle Shoals offer.
The National Fertilizer association
does not oppose private operation of
the Muscle Shoals nitrate plant un
less it involves a subsidy by the gov
ernment operation or government
subsidized operation in competition
with the existing fertilizer industry.
A social hint: Guests should al
ways depart early enough to leave
.the ihosts ample opportunity to dis
cuss their faults before bedtime.
The strongest appeals to consider
the public welfare are utterly los
on a man who 13 looking eagerly:
Turner McKinnon went ,to Lin
coln Monday evening.
Miss Delia Sutton spent Tuesday
with Mrs. Fred P;outy.
Mr. and Mrs. Goo. Braun spent
Thursday night in Lincoln.
Mr. Hull 'is visiting hi.-3 daughter,
Mrs. L. Lauritsen and family.
LaVerne Stone went to Lincoln
Thursday to remain ;. few days.
Some ladies iuet with Mrs. A. J.
Brobst Tuesday and made three dress
Mike Smith returned "Friday neon
from Lincoln whore he pent a cou
ple of days.
Three carlr.:i-1s of hcxr were ship
ped fro:n Alvo to Soaiii Omaha Fri
Geo. P. Fort mt:i and ?i:i Jc-e, k'l't
Sun da v for Asatncr-a. :.ir i.Io, to
M c a d o w T'r u r? 'la y
ue-irlv all tilied.
rv of I-oui viil; v.-
i I . -.
.1 u v u
Alvo -:- -:- Nebr.
Come see how it vorks
Lusnhcs', Grain and Coal!
Our prices for grain are always the highest. I
own and operate my own elevator. The highest
prices for grain is always paid by the Independent
Elevator. ' I arn your friend,
Mr. and Mrs. George Mooncy auto
ed to Lincoln Friday.
Rev. F.ooie preached here ut the
M. E. church Saturday morn hit?.
Mr. and JJr?. c:?.r r.ce 1 ool were
ccllers in town Thr.r.--'!:y aftcrn..on.
rirpr ( ollifir voi.t h.ir.-.o -.vi! h hi
uncle and aunt, Mr. r.:.I Mrs. J. V.'. 1
Mr. and Mrs. I!. II. C-rhtliii;; ;ui-l j
two daughter?. J. L). and Ll'-i. ru-.ohI
to Lincoln Saturday. !
Mr. and Mrs. V.lli Mi:rhri ai'tofd !
to Lincoln Sunday to s-j :.fv. 2.;ur-:
fin's brother, Charles, v h ) i Li t;;e
Miss 15cm Ice ( clh-?:! r.t - r..;.Mi a i
rarty at the honie : iu-r c :-:r.. .
lve Jenkins or. Satur..y : - - if
turning home Cin-!cy.
Word wuj rtCii-.i-ti 1. :::.urV..:.
that Mr. C. S. :-lurii:i f I 1 nJ (d;
:nent floor. lie is
a vt ry serious co:u
Mr. r.n-I r.
family -:? :it
VI r. (.;ib:"0-i.
Mrt;. S. .
ji t -
Vi' : :
-. ' i't1
. nn Mrs.
I r.Irs. L.
; . ill. Mr.
'i 1 lighter,
it -, ail of
1 1 : .
' : . CIrrence
! r';.-1 ?-7urfin,
. : ".eiu Col-
:..: :; Mr.
of Llaerte; Mr.
of Alvo and
. b'.-i i. Mr?
! ' !"' '! a ".
i. ' '
Kay Norris, of Ne-
JOHN TrD. PRADY
AUTO REPAIRING WELDING!
Careful Attention Given to All Work
CALL PHONE 50
Rouse will take treatment at the hos
pital. Dr. L. Muiir autoed to Lincoln
Thursday afternoon bringing Ms
daughter. Miss Carmen borne for the
Mr. Pairfield father of W. E.
r'aii-field, died Monday evening at
his heme in University Place, aged
M; ,s Mildred -Knight of Omaba
had the misfortune to fall and
Vreak her iarm near the wrist. She
v. ill spend some time at home. .
m;.-t. Clara Dickerson returned
fi' in the state university Friday &f-tt.i-r.ooa
to spend the week end with
h2T parents, Mr. and Mrs. L- L&ur
itsen. Uarcld McKinnon, who is attend
:; j: the state university, came borne
! Thur.idav for the week end and vls-
:t-d the Alvo schools Thursday af
Tho Walton Doys and Girls ibasket
: ::i trams played Alvo Boys and
Zlr'.s 'termtfi here last Saturday
:-- at the school house the Alvo
winring with a score of 17 to
d ihr Alvo pirls winning with a
. r v.f -20 to 16.
Tii? Community social was beld
i Thursday evening at the church
i-;iiiy?ment. the A. B. C. D. and F.'s
f erving. A nice program consisting
cf music and a home talent play was
s-Jlven. Refreshments were ice cream,
cake and coffee. The attendance was
The Pythian Sisters of Alvo Tem
ple Xo. 2 gave a 1 o'clock luncheon
Jan. 13 at the Stewart tiall with
h;no guests?, sister Mae Anderson,
ii. M. of F., sister Clara Trimble
raid si-ter DeFord of North Star
Temp'.o No. 10. Lincoln. The hus
lund of the local members were al
so present. During the afternoon the
regular temple meeting was" held
which the officers for the ensuing
rear were installed by the visiting
fisters: P. C, Eta Ayers; M. E. C,
Mattie Skfinner; E. S., Ruth Taylor;
E. J.. Clara Bornemeier; M. of T.,
Luollj. Klyver; M. R. C, Pearl
Brohst: P. of F., Rosa Foreman;
O. G., LaNita Mueller. There was a
Her Memory Will Live
The following communication has
Icon received from Fort Morgan,
Colorado, in regard to the life of Mrs.
Allis, the memory of whose good
deeds will continue to live, even
though she is no longer here in per
To the Wabash Baptist church and
community: I learned of the Sudden
death of one of Wabash's most wor
thy citizens and know the loss you all
titstain and assure you of my sym
p .thy. Wish it might be said of all
e? ii". that we had done as much for
1 vi i vone a:s she has. I refer to Mrs.
Aliis, cf whom we thought so much.
. A. H. WALTZ.
STILL IN CRITICAL CONDITION.
'. . 1 rim Friday's Daily.
Rfnarts from the C'larkson hos
I ii. I ia Omaha state that Percy War-tJit-.i,
v.ho was operated on there yes
u raay. has come out of the operation
. i-a as good a bhape as could be ex
jrcted, but Is still in very critical
rendition and his recovery the matter
i urave doubt as yet. The mother
and brother remained at the hospital
-. aul the young man regained con
;,cl oai.cKs. Lut as yet the final out
:ojne of the case cannot be fully de-
1(ly'3 niuft on fouisville road.
t , -uave "'e y calling at
? and PayinS for thiy
All kinds of sewing. Mrs Tuftn.
I'kkett. Phone 601-J Luther
-We only Bought Rat Poin
.wice," vrntes Je.e Smith, N, J
"I threw the Erst kind away; couldn't be bot4, J
iru.ng it whh meat. chse. Then I trieH IP .
SAY. thaf. thestuffl It "J ,T
Sold and guaranteed by
Bestor & Swatek Wevrird, s.
5. G. Fncke & Co.
IkiifiL Off JC
(forward to a twenty per cent fee. i
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