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' SVO PER YEAR IN ADVANCE - ..
THOUGHT FOH TODAY.
'I Ilf limn the rainbow. b the !
! storms ..r life!
I- Tlir evening beam Ihat -l-
' smiles Ilk- :!"in!s away
And finis tomorrow wiili
J prophet ie ray. V
JJ i on.
How about Hi.' I'all frslhal?
ioii'i fo,--,! it. x
If I Fit resignation of Ilm'ila
will bring peace in Mexico the
Foiled Stairs should insist upon
his doing -I his. i
Tlir ire man's days an- b. ing
numbrrtd now. lul how ahout
the ro;; I man?
Fheer up! Ti'i! weeks from now
you may be wishing you could
I:ar a small drrorli.ni of litis.
Two r r.hieago nul i -mobi i isl s
har lrcn given fourlr"ii years in"
tlir penitentiary I'm- murder. Let
.uiy-t iibrs and oliirr brands of
spoed is relied upon this.
There is to hr Hirer hundred
ears distributed along I lie Mis
"sottri Pacific railway this wc-k i:i
Nebraska for the inovrineiil of
(Tops. This will help some.
iVIiii.ms for county ownership
nl' telephones are being' circulated
in Lancaster county, and a .urea'
many oilier counlies will I ry the
dan if it proves a success in Lau
A I u i s'.'eiifyii e hull inonscr-s
-nitd in Omaha Tuesday and
rided to go il alom in Ihe election
n-( year. They propose nominat
ing candidates for state. cmigres
si.ma.l, legida i r and oi:iii!
tickets, "and - oppos. - fusion with
tin- old republican parly.
Senator iiitrheoek openly
criticises President Wilson's cui--reney
measure -and says Mp- hill,
if passed, eoiiid not he mad" ef
fect ivr for n year. II is also slated
that lit"; e op position will In
romiii'-r fr-mi lhr lower house. The
.Journal was in hopes that t here
would he no "scrap" iiiinniir the
dtiitoi rats in congress on Ihis
Ilohoi-s are a scarce, ai l id.- on
lite streets of I M a t I s illou I !i alter
1 1 i 1 1 1 since Johnny Fitzgerald
wrnl on as night watchman. The
hoboes who usually pass I his
way, as soon as they learn thai
he is on I he force again, make,
I henist 1'. i's very Fraife. Johnny
rarfied the renulalion ;;s n terror
to tramps hen he was on the
nirxhl forre seeral r,irs apo. ;tul
if they happen to arrive in town
in dalime liny ure j:,-t up and
dn! heforr iii;--ht fa I.
:o : . .-
Th" railroads af-c opp.i-.in' the
iur-rea-e in paro-l p. isl packages
up .to the 1 !!i-p,,t,n. and
why slim, Id tiny le- loin ; .y
roim:"essni''n wit. n Ihry ;ue simp
ly endeuvorii'-,' to protect. (he
business properly beloti.sin'-r io
them? The editor believe that
lh; K'tve.rnmeid has no b'.jsino-.s
to do that whidi e.,i:IIi's with
! 14 it iu:;i I e trivale j -i prise.
Xewspuper, men hae been ':pj
i;rain.-1 (me fealnre of ti(is class
of business for , poml many years
and w hile il is nice f or J ho othrr
fid low t.o.?x-t SQmr'fhiiijr at th.yex
rnso of Clio general public, the
. other fellow raise? a howl when
he g.ds.up against the tea! thin;.'.
at PlaUsmouth, Nab.:
- 'Henry Lain; Wilson should In.
thankful. Who would rare to be
in Mexico' now, anyway?
A little elbow grease and a
scythe ran work wonders in sev
eral parts of the rily so far as
Tiicy iirc taxing lull-boards in
most of the a rue r rities and also
in many of the smaller ones.
Well,, why not? ' .
r,e source of news for I he
newspapers every dull summer is
thr rolljsjons bet wren Sunday rx
J'ine wi-;dher for oulinus. Take
a ilay nil" and spend 'I he lime in
some shady nook with your fam
lou"l r.-ruer tin- old settlers' re
Tiiiion. at l.'nion J-'riday and Sat
urday, Anuust ." and next
week, of course' ou want to at
The automobile business still
keeps up in .Wbraska, and (lass
cotiuiy farmers are buyjnu Ihem
in this nrek ' woods. Tiiis
dei'ioustrales o a drad niorlal
rerlainly that lhr yeomenry have
faith in future prosperls.
A democrat for reenue or a
tieiiiorral from priur iple. In w liich
rhiss ran ou le p!a "d? Tin
first work 1'or Use parly wilh a few
of revenue, while I he other works
for the party's success because he
believes ils principles are ri.-hl.
Thai kind word spoken to a
friend, thai word of riinnnw
!'ie:il fo a buii:ess man or thai,
little boost we miuh! make for
our rily is such ; little 1'iinu' and
mi easily spoken thai ii would pot
hurt any person, huS on the
otiirr hand it would make the per
.ni spi aki.iy: if feel min li beUer,
Intl alas how often il is ncuh'cjed
nnlil loo late.
President Wilson seems o
be ral!;er p:rtial lo colleue pio-fessoi-j
in hi.?, a pioiij! ment s as
ainiiassadors and ministers to
forriun rounlries. This shows
uood fellowsltip on the pari of the
pr.Vsideul, as he is ;i colleue man
himself Weil, if Ihey (ill the bill
in I heir capacities, as well as
President Wilson has tilled his
there will be no cause Tor com
' If more wives would shoot
fhejr husbands inslead "f riid'n--inu
Iheir abuse, it would be uood
for sociely,' is the wTiy dudue
TatVan put, il in polic-r court at
Alemeda, Kal i fori) ia, lhr other
n!oinin-r, in laikinjr lo Mir wife f
a man who had been arretted for
abusiu.u lier and t iirea I cm inu he!
life. If a man cannot live wilh a
woman without abusing her, be
shoutd u'. out.
(iood inlenlions are seldom
imuoliahle for cash. Ask the la.y
school boy, who iio" sn'l .-dudy and
ad'vanrr with tin; (lass. Hr wilt
eil you I (iiit Ire intends lo some
time, but. bp i!er doe-. Ask any
iTiprovidofif man 'or woman w hy
Ihey tion't, lay up some! h i;;-" for
a rainy day. They will I II juu
tha( ilKy'lnlcntl to sometime
but Ihey i.evei do. Ask any slow,
i!Rp:ouressie btisincsV; loan vly
lie doesn't, discard his obi .an
tiquated ways- of business and
adr.pt new, up-to-date, progres
sive methods of sales and advertising-.
All such .will tell you
they intend to next week or next
mon !h or next year but they
Here we 'arc again. How do you
feel about that fall festival?
Ilas Platlsmoulh a board of
health? And if it has, is it doing
SulVrauc for women probably
will in "td another disagreement in
scnue homes, w all know.
A. man who is never in a hurr
seems to accomplish about as
much as the rest of us who rush
bucs il ever occur lo (lie writer
of circular bdters that Hie waste
ha.skcls of this fair bind are al
ready o erl axed?
If a man keps M.e house from
ueltinu jnvay v. hih; !iis family is
away on a vaealioii he believes he
is some housekeeper.
I'ort u na I cdy. the Cass counly
farmers ale in a sul'licieul sound
linanriat n ndiliou (o stand a hail
crop, t vi n if il comes to thai.
z . '
If has been so dry this season
that many sun-dried eili.ens are
envyinu Iaylon, r)!ii,i, which en
joyed a Hood early in I he year.
II is claimed in some ipiarlers
that a rrduclion in pared post
harues would cause heavy loss.
Mill, low rales have been profitable
in Kuropc for many years.
In ot;r cvlendeil observation
of uoyernjnental aflairs, you may
have observed thai most of the
laik about the spoils system
comes from (he minority parly.
They can base chaul a mpias,
ci leiual ions, old settlers' re
unions and all manner of pleasant
uathrrinus all aii-uud us. I n!
nolhi.iu of this kind d -inu in
I'lall siinui I h. - And why?
A" icara,'-ua is all rai led toward
!he I'niieil Siales by a natural
process of coIuiioil. A I'our.se
inlinilely belter- than any oilier
takes the lead, as a mailer of
There should b" l'o resjVrle!"'
i f persons when il mines lo rid
iiiu bieces mi id"walks. and the
more, irdeliiuencc a man hasdhe
urealcr is It is offense., because a
man j T inlelli-:ei;ce inriil Pol to
be re-i"iied to have a law lo keep
within the Jiniiis of Mu- iaw.
II lakes - a health and sound
bodied man to become n .Moose."
When a couple -of fcifows al
lempli'd to be initialed info the
mysteries of ihe order a! I'.irin
ingham, Alabama, last week, they
could no! wilhstand ( he elect ric
shock j'.dministereil aval hoHi were
:o : ,
Where do you look for happi
ness? lAery inan and woman is
looking for somelhieu or for
somebody lliaf will saiisfy !u
biiigiiig of Ihe heail. A'o life is
complete williin itself. Von are
always on the lookout for happi
ness, but vim look sometimes in
sfraii-'e ami curious daces (o find
it. In your piesl for happiness
you are often, very ofiea, disap
pointed, and you wonder why.
Possibly ou havj' looked in the
wronu place, possibly you havn
looked for the wrong thing.
Sometimes your disappoinl mciil
i not deserved, but. more oflen
Uou tind just what you ought to
have e;p-etei. Figs do not grow
on ihisfjes. Happiness must he
sought wh'-io Providence has
plant ol the seed. II glows no
where rl.r. You look for happi
ness in, rj'-hes. You toil and
slrnggle ami work ami -.worry to
obtain wealth, hoping to hnd
happiness in your hoarded treas
ures. Your greed gro upon
you with the years, and you ne
glect your liner sensibilities, and
forget the duties that vu owe
your neighbors. Selfishness sears
y. ill r- conscience, and you put j.
price on every -rood and noble jm
PLAtTSmuUTII SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL
Now is 'the tiine to purchase
property in Plattsmouth. Ad
vancing every day.
A toy pistol threw the house of
lords into a panic the olher d:iy.
Then why use less dynamite?
A'ew man to Mexiro in the per
son of, former (Jnvernor Lind of
l'lallsnioulh is still forging
ahead on impro ements and con
tinues to be the lVsl town in I ! to
state for its size.
Thei;t:rlii!g!on road is now
doing a great business. II is one
freight train rigid a tier another
' hese days and nights.
Alaska is said lo have Cj.OiH!.-
(-(1(1 acres of laud where Ihe grass
rows waist, high .in summer.
.Make if -alfalfa, with coal de
p.si!s below and the boom will
beg i ll.
This Mexican business is get
ting ticklish. I'u I tin re's one
consolation: President Wilson is
eid,uilly not becoming nervous
or excited about it. and isn't a
.Viler a rain ii California
many !ish, some I r inches long,
were found sca!le:-e. over a vine
yard. Wizard Ihirbailk may rest
assnrred thai any combinal i'm of
un a! and drink will be thankfully
l ei ei ed.
Some of the republican papers
try lo make tln-ir readers' believe
that, ilemocra I ic senators are in
a muss over the currrnry and
iariii". . Mill. 4 here's uoWiingin if
only "Ihe wish is father lo the
Pla! I snioul h cilizen.-i welcome
all newcomers, and those who
have come here to make iheir
homes in. I he past year an; well
satisfied with their investments
an 1 pleased wilh Iheir locations
and the sociability of our people.
. M r. I "ry a u ita; canceled ipiite
a number of i diatdampia engage
in. ids in cou-i:;uence of business
mrdlers nl Washington. This
does md look cry much like the
secretary vas neglect ing" his
ollicial defies to till 'chaulaippni
: o ::
That preacher wln considers a
jungle roslume of beads and
.bright smiles more modest than
present fashions, should be italic
eu!; woman, gentle woman, is
edging that way, and may arrh"
if the hoi weather lasts long
" Itepresi.pial ie bankers of
!i f ly eig h la.rge cities in Iheagri
(iillural -regions of tin; soulh.
iniildl.'wesl and Paciiic coasl were,
iuieil by Seen lary McAd.o lo
come lo Washington lo confer
wilh I in treasury department re
garding the distribution of lhr'
sDn.nmumo of government, funds
about to be deposiied in Ihe na
lional banks of those sections to
l'a ilitale the inatkeiing and Mu
movement of crops. 'This amount
will .be deposited in ihe banks if
the situation demands. This is
i'u Uiipreeedeiiled step, and a! the
same lime a verv vvorthv one..
Tin Journal would be delighted
lo see the ilemoc ia! ic parly unil
ed in this stale n":; year. It de
pends upon the disposition of Ihe
pal ro:iT-re belonging lo Nebraska
by those who have if under Iheir
coid red at Washington. If Sen
alor lliicbcock, Congressmen
".agu ire, I.obeck and Stephens,
pu' none but true democrats on
guard, in dishing' out the patron
aue'in ihis stale, all good and
widbut if. on the curi!i'nry, Ihey
shirt Id favor those who nr'1 tuiiy
tb'moci Ml S W'ilen there is an otliee
in sight, irtale of woe may be-Mm;
result. ' Ii will be. a bard matter
lo get (he democrats in .one solid
phalanx if .these gentlemen fail
j in their duty.
PossiblV, i too, the present
situation in JFexico may tend t
keep American dollars busy a
: o : -
P-osl niiisl ec Ceueral lhir!r.-oii
has formally amiouured thai lnv
rr jates are to govern in ihe par
cel post. Thanks!
Presideni Wilson has acreplei
the resiuuatiou' of Amhnssadot
Wilson willi ronsUb'iablr relief.
X ow . Imar I he ex-ambassailoi
blow his head off.
II appears thatlhe admin is! ra-
li'on and congress arr not doing
Miings lo suit sonii of. ihe repub
lican papers. I to y ou see anyilM-ng
strange, about thai ?
, Y u can 'bid your bottom dol
lar thai Nebraska will have
plenly of corn for home con
sumption, mdw il list and ii:g the
drouth in "some sections.
A seal on the .New York slock
exchange sold recenlly for -7,-ocn.-
ff'those seals become much
cheaper v.e don't know but thai
we may be aide (o buy one one
self. s:o: 1
Since the sweeping reduction' iv.j
express -rales the parcel post, j
rales wilt Have 'to rome down a
nolrh or Iwo before if can claim
Ihe best of the express com
Who among riis have been ligtir
i pu. a ny how , 4 going, in i he
Panama exposition especially to
see Kuglaud's exhibit? Ma, he we
can w.ri y along wit hop! I "ng !a ml.
lot;"l yott Ihink?.
. :o :
I iov rrnor Shallenbergrr Is
about one of (he. best ai I rar ! bui
on Ihe rhaulaii'pia rirruil, and
there seems fo be a great demand
i'.r him. There are n'o liner
orators in lheywesl.
.Mrs. I !;. n Thaw .mum's lo
Ihe Iron; again. This lime slie
has a voluntary petition in bank
ruptcy. She owes sii.Sii i for
gowns and ir'-', a .''. for jewelry and
has assests of '?.!. That ex
plains it all.
. The question of a fall feslival
is md ;. e(. set t led,-eil lier one way
or the oilier, but if we are to have
a ny fhing of the. kind il is about
lime (ha! we "go to it!" A'ever
say quit on Ihe proposition- be
cause about a half dozen fellows
don't wanl'il. Fliey are md, Ihe
Vhol" cheese ,jus yet, r.o mailer
how much they may desire to br
When the slale normai board
commences to cul and slasti the
wages of teachei's, it is doing a
gross wrong-, not only to the
teachers, but "the stale institu
tions over which they -preside.
TejrhcTs are Ihe poorest paid
class of people in Ihe world, ami
because the members of the
' - .-t
normal board do tunc work with
out pay is no excuse, for the board
fo nlienipl lo compel the learlic-rs
lo do their work for notbing.
. -:o :
Kveiti s since Saturday morning
show quite conclusively that Mr.
Wilson is not a president go-in g
about w i! h a chip on his shoulder,
lie has ndopled, so far as his own
ofiice at least, is concerned, a
policy oC non-iid ei'venl ion in the
ad'airs of .mVxk-o. The Hag isn't
chasing the dollar, un.b-r this
policy.... An appropriation lo en
ait!" endangered Americans to
leave thai, country and come back
home i favored, but the admin-'
i.siral'ou is not ready fo infer
veee without a belter ciPi.se than
has so far been presnilrd. .
Th" hghl agaius free v.oo of
the sheep-raising stales has about
died oat. The sheep men now
say that all ihey want is for Urn
government land. In be opened to.
grazinu, at reasonable rales. Thai
seems fair. -
Thomsen, Dentist, Gund BIdg. i -
IL is a political axiom that
"you cannot corrupt a whole
people." And it might be said,
with equal truth, that one-half of
a people cannot be corrupted.
Jut. it is equally, axiomatic in
politics that a md inconsiderable
percentage in a population are
open lo' corrupting, concerning
mnlter.s i.;i which neither their
interest, It;eir prejudices, or any
of the motives or passions or
dinarily governing their conduct
are appealed to. Sucrf human
weaknesses destroyed most of I hi
ancient. democracies of which
.Men shooting nl each other am
catling it pad riot ism is not tin
worst of il. Tin; worst of it is
ihat when great masses- of s.d-
xiiers gef together, diseases .break
out, and kill more ihan the im
plements of war. In Ihe French
amiiaigu in Madagascar in ln'Ji
fourteen Ihoiisand men were sent
lo !ie front. Of -this number
weiify-uine were killed in aciion.
t:;d seven thousand died from
preventable diseases. jjecords
vfpl for -00 years show that in
ry war four men have !ie(
from disease lo everv one killed
n lialib-.' In I he Spanish-Ameii-
an war, thirteen of our men died
rom disease to everv one killed
In action. Hut in the Japanese.
Russian war nearly three of I In
Japanese wen- killed in aciion lo
every' one dying of disease. W
leiuse ine Japanese CePlllssion o
Ibis country, yet in war they arr
liie most advanced nation known
Sex hygiene is a .subject thai
many public, schools propose jo
tackle as a branch study. In the
larger ciiies, some of which have
already adopted it. and others are
thinking slrongiy of doing so.
I'.minenl medical men have
spoken so emphatically as to
declare that the new subject is
more vital lo the stu.Ielns and (he
cininlry than all the oilier7 studies
put together, and who shall say
they do not know whal they are
ialking about? Kverynne worth
consideration commends ell'orls
to check Ihe social vice in (he
cotinlry. If gil ls- were md ignor
ant of 'sex hygiene and ils ailend
im! problems, Mir while slavej-'s
work of securing" recruits would
become twice as dillicull and
dangerous as the government now
ai tempi s, by law. lo make il. and
if Ihe yonlh of the country glean
ed their know ledge of (he process
of reproduction in a deeeal way.
instead of, as frequently happens,
from vile associates, there is no
doubt in reason that the moral
torn- of every community would be
We presume there never was a
new spaper in any locality I hat
gave all ihe local happenings. J
is often Ihat someone comes or
goes that the roporlers do md
see. If happens, (hat the family
is missed several times. They gel.
Ihe impression that the cdilor
dors not can- to mention them.
This is a mislak". In most coun
try (owns the local work is -t he
hardest work 'conuecied wilh a
newspaper. A man may lie u good
editorial writer, but a Hat failure
in the local work, and vice versa,
editorial material is obl-nined hv
sludy,. by reading newspapers,
frequently by using scissors. Per
sonals ami local happenings can'l
be read aid Hipped from other
papers no by ,i jugful. If lakes
physical as well as menial exer
lion lo get onr-Ct or 8 columns of
local news each day in a down the
size of Piatt smou! Ii. Most people
lake a local paper (, get the local
happenings. Don't be afraid lo
leil the editor orpporter thai you
have friends visiting you. There
are lots . of'peopb- who are iu-
lerested in your friends. You' owe
it as a duly to them to let. your
friends knovv of (heir doings. Per
haps yo-u Ihink tin; paper shows
partiality, but just see if (he
paper doesn t treat, you rigid if
"u -lv" -t-u chance. '.
MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 131.?.
"PnOFITS' IN OWmrtfG 1.AHD.
Students of economic condi
tions throughout the country arr
claiming that Ihe profit in own
ing land in almost any pari of Ihe
United Slates is decreasing year
ly, unless Ihe land is .being hcbl
for speculation purposes only, or
is rented l someone else at a
rash rj!ilal. The reason for Ihis
is hat the prices of land have
rapidly increased, while the pro
line ion has in no way kept pare
wilh the higher valuation.
Tii i s increase in laud" nines
and decrease in percentage . of
profit is working a revolution in
the social, as well as I In- economic
life of Ihe rural cojnmuiiities.
The young man of a gem-ration
a;o, who was willing to work and
save, could be in a fair way lo
owning a farm of his own by the
time In readied the age when he
might wish to "marry and set lb-
down." Today, work and save n.s
he may, he will need more Ihan
imluslrv and economy lo even
he" him a start toward purchas
ing a home before he is well
along' in the twenties ;i! leasi.
The cilje bred editorial wri!"i'-
who rave about the "JU i 1 1 io'i a i re
farmers" are md stmb-ut s of real
condilions in regard to rural
-A'callh. The farmers who are re
tiring- with a comfortable neslegg-
;t the present lime are, for lie-
niosl'part, farmers who have'bei u
bb- (o purrha-el and at a b'vv
figure a 'general ion back and have
become rich on. the incii.tsed
valuation, not on the ri h produc
tion of their farms.
Wages or profits ranm I be
iieasured in absirarl lerms of
lotlars and cents. Th-'-y nniri be
oiisidered in rrlali" lerms of
what the dollars ami rents will
my In arrive at a true conception
f Iheir worlh lo the imlividual.
rhe farm hand of today may g- I
.'jo a monlh, and be no better o!f
ban his predecessor of Iwenly
years back who was glad Jo work
for .l.j. 'Ih" farmer ma raise
live bushels more wheal to the
icre and gel .'!( cents more per
nishel, and still mil be gelling
nearly so much profit on bis land
lveslmenl as hi father before
Fconomisls and soeioogjss all
igree lh;d tile young man and
young woman si.ou.'d be nine to
narry a 'a reasonably early a;:.'
unl be assurred of Ihe aliilily'lo
support themselves an.d a family,
f they are willing to worjv. They
ilso agree Ihat.. Ihe man who" is
industrious and frugal if p. to lb.-
ime he is unable to work longer
ought, let be aide lo har enough
accuiiiulaled to live in comfort
the-rest of his natural life. Tim
well regulated nation will give
hose opporiunilies. Hut ;i Ihe
present lime such opporiunilies
ire sadly; lacking in our rural
command ics, as well as in Hp-
ciiies, ami the problem of restor
ing such conditions is one which
needs solving, and at onc
A prominent Iowa republican
was in Lincoln the olher dav ami
from whal. he says Ihe peopU of
fowa an well ph ased wilh Presi-
lent Wilson. Hear him: "'c
lave no polilics in Iowa. In all
ny life f have never seen b-s in
terest in pailv lim-s'lhau we Ii.ive
n Iowa at present. President
Wilson is satisfying the penpb s.,
veil That (hey don't care losay
r do very much except i pq i,jm
ia e his own way." -
President "jsM1 j,,.,,, f.l(.
Mo- cureiicv .bill tlo u...
md Setiator Dllie James of Ken
tucky is sure tile bit! will I... .. .
d. Sejialors 'Ilit.ahcock and
O'fiorman are (lie oi.dv.democr:. I s
tlatly opposed to the inea-ure.
Tfie man who drinks ami diives
I car. ma.y live to seek another bar
"f justice, if tJ,e ollicer.s il I e
lllo tlieif- jolts.
lo y ou know if the' cemelerv
ias reel ived a proper cleaning- up
el? "Who wan Is to know?"
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HJ, .IIP' leaders ol the Joni-toil.
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