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The Plattsmouth Journal
Published Semi-Weekly at Plattsmouth, Neb.:
Kittered at the I'ostollkc at I'Uttsmouth, Nebraska as second-class matter
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY.
.J. Manuel.- impii-- a- I h
indicaic ifi! i.i.'A'-r. A man J
who b Mire T hi.- inl,
J. carries '' broad and eon- v
-n( i-il Air. ssion, which
.J. everybody read-. And you
.J. caininl rightly train mil' to !
.J. an air and manner, except
.J. ,y making him Hie kind of
.J. a man of whom Hint man- 4"
.J. ner is u natural expression.
.J. Nature forever puts a
.J. premium on reality. -F.m-
J I I'HOII. !
M-M-I W-H-I M-I-M HM
The umlirella market has md
been backward so far this season.
A farmer named llernice Pcp
per lives up near West Point. We
will bet lii is it hot, number.
Congress h,t- lJ''.;ii called a co
ordinate branch of the govern
meiil. but President Wilson
II i- bard fir a graduate to
realie how much be has jet to
W hen you eatch some people
Idling lite truth they will attempt
to In out of it.
No, we don't blame a woman
In kilOW how to keep H"5 I f( . j m ,,j tf w. j, J mm bll J.' fiet S
While bouse several lap- ahead. (M1 ;i iull)1,,.
worse than cleaning the .streets,
if Ihe latter is done half way
The past speaks of a time when
.hum with one ureal gush of
blossoms storms Ihe world. Itut
Memorial day has moved the dale,
A pure while moose has lately
been brought from Alaska, and
if should be parcel posted direct
to Ihe Colonel as a consolation
prize i '- i
S A Hhip with ItH'i on board has
iusl been rescued by wireless
signals. There nre several lea
sons why people live longer than
' formerly. 1
Thirty O.-agc. Indian-, worth
re than . I .iiito.miu, are in
Wa-hinulou lo .-ee the ureal
father. These plutocrats while
in the capital may have their at
tention called o the fact that
there is lo be an income lax.
A newspaper cannot reform
conditions by misrepresentation.
Such a course will not even make
friends for a paper. Of course,
here ami " there you will tlnd a
ipan who rcli-hes sensationalism,
but what the public wants is clean
Ernest M. Pollard of Xchawka
mid Secretary C. C. Marshall of
Ihe Stale Horticultural Society
1 1 ; i i ' considered plans for liar-
c-iing l lie unprecedented nppie
crop expected this fall. The Ne
braska orchaidisl s are eager for
assistance ami every euori win
be made to attract workers to
(io.-.-ip i- a noun; common,
cry common, but not necessarily
f feminine Render.
Plallsmoulh June brides have
)eeii ipiite numerous, am! Hie
stampede is not ended.
1 About all one hears now is
gnod roads, ll'ie wheal, oats, mass
and splendid prospects for the
greatest apple crop eer raised
in (lass county.
Instead of I brow inn oil' their
coats in a warlike altitude the
.laps have decided to keep them
on.. The American jingoes
should follow suit.
Another attempt is to be made
to limit foreign immigration and
place it on a percentage basis.
Any way will do so it is limited
from undesirable quarters.
Here we are in .lune and the
back alleys have md been clean
ed and weeds as tall as a gnod
sied man all over the city, pre
senting an unsightly appearance.
It is easy to remedy this matter
and a movement should be start
ed by the city to compel Ibis
work to be done.
Ihe senate 'bdiby" invesliga
limi committee has decided to
extend its present iinuir.v into a
sweeping invesi igai ion oi an or
uanied ctl'orl that have been
made lo intlueiice actum upon
legislation of any kind now
pending before congress, or tin
der consideration in the recent
The cement manufacturer-, in
se-sion in Chicago the other day
agreed lo donate 1 per cent of Ihe
annual output for the next Ihrei
; i ai in order to construct a ua
li:ina! biuhvvny from ocean b
ocean. Nearly i.oiio.uiiii has al
ready been subscribed and if Hi
in e-i nl plan i- carried out, $10,
0(10, Pill) of cement will be donated
eiH'Uiih to practically cover
expense of Ihe highway. '
Itecenlly old Nat Cloud win don
ned the conventional black and
look lo himself another blushing
bride, No. r. Then came old He
Wolf Hopper, who also has his
den decorated Willi divorce de
crees, and did likewise. Thai ties
Ihe score between Ihese masters
of matrimony, and leaves you free
lo place your money without he-
iim prejudiced by past perform
ances. 1'nlil death doth Ihem
purl from some bride or other,
instead of the divorce court, each
of these keen competitors prob
ably will continue to go at top
sp I. and it is dillicult to pick
a winner in the wedlock league on
Ihe dope available.
Iion't kick; one hundred in the
shade is nothing; to what it will
c before the summer is over.
Stale Auditor Howard warns
i i t t i ' ...
investors against taies oi uig
lividends on lire insurance stock.
Those million dollar rains
nine just a little bit loo frcquent
y right now lo stiff the farmers.
It is a good idea to postpone
vntir vacation until uue in tiie
fall, so you can look forward lo
it for a long time.
(If course Col. Iloosevclt is
vindicated, but the while wim
manufacturers should be willing
In pay the costs.
Flies are slow in arriving Ihis
year, but the pesky mosquito is
very prominent in presenting his
bill after sundown.
The fool killer should get after
Ihe man who keeps saying, "I
should worry." We have had
about all of it that we care to
The matrimonial market is
certainly very brisk Ihis June so
far, and Ihe fever may become
more contagious its Ihe month
c tb" job in Ihe canal Zone as
governor of Panama and ll
ln-r vear i- a salarx not !
President Wil-on is a man of
the bottr and the common people
ire Willi him. witnoui iear or
favor he dues just what lie thinks
is rigiil. io ii, v oourow :
Some times we think that the
recall would prove the proper
l n t . . 1 1 -
aper. v uen an omciai negiecis
his duties there's where the re-
all would work charmingly.
Jack .Johnson, the nigger slug-
ger, gels one year in tite peni
tentiary at, Juliet, Illinois. He
night to have gotten a life-time
sentence. A motion for a new
trial was denied.
The (iood ltoads Year Hook,
just issued, doesn't credit Ne
braska with any great amount of
good roads, to be sure, but there
has been much money spent up
on them, just the same.
The strawberry season is at its
height and it is gratifying to note
that I lie price is no higher than
common on account of the locust
. . . t i ii i . i.i i
in Mexico, Hie nan vvevu in r.gypi
or the suffragettes in London.
The progressive party in the
bouse of representatives has de
cided that there shall be no af
(ilialion with the republican parly.
The leaders asserted that Ihe bull
moose movement is growing
phenomenally and that it is I he
true refuge for all progressive
republicans and democrats. The
lad who went through a grave
yard and whistled to keep his
courage up had nothing on these
progressives. If anything were
needed to make lite whole move
ment ridiculous it is the present
cfTort. of lloosu'vell to bring his
cabinet itiU vurt. to testify that
I hey were., accustomed lo smell his
breath but never detected the odor
of whisky thereon, md even after
he had twim drinlung the mint
juleps prepared for him by Ihe
custodial of the White house.
A few years ago King, Ihe good
roads pioneer, was brought to
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A VULNERABLE SPOT.
The slander squad is unable to
accuse president Wilson of drink- n, cilv lo l,.t:ture, and all the
ing to excess because, he never
touches liquor in any form. So
I hey will probably have to start
the rumor thai he beats bis wife.
When Mr. Metcalfe is installed
as governor of Panama he should
invite some of his Nebraska
newspaper friends over there to
keep him company. They say it
is awful lonesome down there,
We were asked yesterday at
leas! t wen! y limes "If Platls
1 1 1 . 1 1 i 1 1 1 was going lo celebrate?"
Now, 'what could we tell them?
Not one tiling has been done in
thai direction, except Ihe appoint
ment of a committee on arrange
ments about six weeks ago by
the Commercial club.
good roads advocates within a
radius of ten miles were induced
lo turn out and bear the great
road drag exponent. He woke the
farmers up on the road drag
business, ami much road drag
ging was done and Ihe byways
greatly improved. Yesterday the
vvriler had the pleasure of accom
pany ing Dr. Cook of this city to .
Murray, where he was called on
a professional I rip. We w ent and
returned on the automobile route
between here and Nebraska City to
a point where we turned west to
Murray. Some of the road wasi
in very fair shape, but nothing!
Those alarmists who always
see trouble ahead - because they
have armor plate to sell to a
trusting nation, or for some other
equally logical reason, have
pointed out from time to time, if
not more frequently, that the
Philippine islands constitute a
vulnerable point of our posses
sions in the event of hostilities
with Japan. Japan, they will tell
you, is within easy striking dis
tance of our fur eastern' posses
sions, and a force of brown
soldiers could he landed on north
ern Luzon while our insufficient
transports were being titted for
a western voyage. Already it is
suspected that every Jap peddler
or coolie who infests the islands
is believed to be an army olliccr
in disguise, anu maps oi tne en-
lire archipelago, with positions
f Iroops and fortifications now
repose in the archives of Ihe war
office in Tokio.
All of which, and much more,
i is i i t ' .
one cannot, eiiectiveiy dispute
from this distance with the data
al hand. In fact, we are inclined
to beli.H-ve much of it, and the
map is sufficient to show Japan's
advantage in a contest staged in
I hi Philippines. Hut, for all
lliat,. we shouldn't worry and be
comif Uo vvarnr like the island
clixnaLe. It will be recalled that
part, of our plan of punishing
.-pain was to take the Philippines
as- part of the spoils of war, only
we paid for the privilege in real
money as well as force of arms.
Thai was some 11 flee it years ago,
and probably Spain is laughing
stilt at the joker in the treaty
which swished on us that bounti
ful source of trouble. The Philip
pines contain considerable fertile
territory, and sufficient people to
make il blossom as the rose or
more so. Jtut they are much such
people as Mr. Kipling described
as "half devil and half child
Note that he menlionvd the devil
half lirsl, as it is usually most
prominent. In fifteen years the
Philippines have been for us
nolhiug but a source of trouble
and expense, and if Japan fancies
.-lie can do belter it might be
well lo let tier try.
for this country, and one which
should appeal lo the common
.sense of every taxpayer. Fight
ing Japan would be a large and
unpleasant job, and would be of
no benefit to those destined to do
most of the lighting. Which is
the main trouble with all wars,
and the reason why they should
be discouraged by everyone who
has no battleships for sale. Ie
ing a hero may get a man elected
to something or other, but it is
asking loo much in the way of a
Our friend, E. S. Carver, of
the Crant City (Mo.) Times, hav
ing been in doubt concerning the
scope of Ihe order made by the
postmaster general with refer
ence to marking certain articles
a "advertisement," recently
wrote to the postofTice depart
ment at Washington for a con
struction of (he order. Under
date of May -Mi Mr. Carver re
ceived the following from lion.
A. M. Dockery, third assistant
postmaster general, which shows
that the order will not be en
forced: "In reply to your letter
of the l'.'lh instant, I have to in
form you that the supreme court
of the United Slates has entered
an order restraining the post
master general from the enforce
ment of paragraph 3, section 2, of
the act of August 2 4. 1912, re
quiring that all editorial or other
reading matter, for the printing
of which payment is made, ac
cepted or promised, shall be
plainly marked 'advertisement.'
Pending decision by the court in
the cases brought before it to
test, the constitutional validity of
!he act, this department will take
no action looking to its enforce
ment." This is a very important
matter to all rewspapers.
Hev. Frank Crane, in one of his
essays, advertises for a "boy who
will listen carefully when he is
.-pnken to. who asks questions
when he does not understand, and
docs not ask questions about,
things that are none of his busi
ness. A hoy who would rather put
in his spare time in Hie Y. M. C.
A. gymnasium than to gamble for
There is apparently no reason , pennies in the back room. A boy
extra, while in spots it looked like! for believing that there is any oc- iwln. is more eager to learn how
it had never seen a road drag.
This section of the road should
receive more attention, because it
is the most traveled.
casion for war, but if there is
such danger and peace can be
bought at the price of the Philip
pines, it would be a real bargain
i" -peak good English than to
talk slang." In-. Crane isn't
really looking for a boy. He has
an angel in mind.
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