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THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1914.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Cbc plattsmoutb journal
Published 8 em l-W o k I y at Plattamouth. Nebr.
Entered at the Postofllce at Plattsmoutb. Nebraska, as second-class mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
Subscription Prioe; S1.50 Per Year In Advanoe
J. THOUGHT FOR TODAY, v
v It requires a great deal of
tact. fr a woman to make
! her husband to think lie is
I liainir his own way. Se
4 . .
I.ook for lively busiuess around
Hie national capital this week.
Iiidiircrence was manifested in
She .Mexican election Sunday.
I he das never fret o lontr lhat
a jrood d'-al of devilment isn't
tl"iie at night.
1 he democrats have called their
conventions in many counties to
M'lect deelpati's to tile stale con
vention at Columbus Tuesday,
Teddy is almost ready for an
other attack on the administra
tion. It reminds one of knat
gnawing- at the heels of an ele
The nr.-1 cojlisioh between Air
craft happened across the water
the olhep day. and. strange lo re
late, none were left to tell how it
Will the progressives and reg
ular republicans unite in Ne
braska? If so. which side do you
suppose will lake water? Teddy
.-.!s jt must not be the progres
sives. :o :
The assassination of the crown
p; iin e .f Austria and his wife
demonstrates again the old saying
"that uneasy lies the head that
wears the crown." possibly they
were not intended to be worn
I ucks are said to be hatching
in the .Missouri river bottom this
season for the lirst time in years,
and this is no doubt the result of
the federal law abolishing spring
.u enthusiastic suffragette ad
vjses the young girls to "quit
their spooning." What lake
away from them nearly all of
tloir clothes and then not let
them spoon? Shame on you, old
The people in all sections of
Ibe slate are waking up lo the
fact that the removal of the state
university is simply a scheme of
a few Lincoln real estate agents
to enhance the value of their pur
eh.jscs in the vicinity of the state
farm. This and nothing more!
Notwithstanding the reduced
tariff, the Wilson administration
closed the fiscal year, .June yi),
with a surplus of s :j ;,oiii i, nno , er
the oridnary expenses for the
vear. Not that a few million dol
lars one way or the other makes
a great deal of difference, but the
cry of "deficit!" is music in the
g. o. p. cars.
The progressives held a slate
convention in North Dakota last
week, but found that there was
not enough people with them to
go round so an adjournment was
I ikl nnitU the bushes could be
threshed .some more and the
places tilled. The harvest, fields
at the present time are almost too
inviting to bother with politics,
especially that feature of it that
RETURNING TO SANITY.
The charge that the Clallin
failure was due lo the democratic
administration's "assault on busi
ness" is a little too absurd for the
Wall Street Journal. It says:
It is easy and cheap lo ascribe
the largest failure of its kind in
the country's commercial history
to the administration at Wash
ington. This is not altogether
fair, although it must be admitted
that the disturbance of public
confidence, of individual consum
ing power and credit, and of
established methods of commerce
tested by the expert practice of
years, nas an undeniable re
sponsibilty in the niatler.
Hut the Clatlin lirm failed be
cause it was based on a combina
tion of wholesale and retail busi
ness, which imposed upon it a
financial burden heavier than it
that indicates a return to
sanity. There has been no paper
which has so continuously de
nounced the administration as the
Journal, and such remarks as,
"every time congress passes a
bill, some company passes a div
idend," and others of the same
tenor have been very frequent in
its columns. l$ut it says this fail
ure was caused by a business that
had slow assets and quick liabili
ties. Then, however, the Journal
turns lo the defense of Morgan
financing, which to the average
man will seem very inconsistent.
Of the Morgan system it says:
It is revealing no secrets to say
now that the late J. P. Morgan
saw this clearly. He has been
freely abused, especially by peo
ple who did not know or under
stand him. But his analysis of
this situation at its inception was
crystal clear, and it is not too
much to say that had he been
alive, the result would have been
foreseen and therefore rendered
The truth is that the Morgan
economic theories were wrong
and they will have to be abandon
ed, as they have been in the New
Haven and several oher cases.
Business cannot be expanded be
yond certain limits without en
countering the law of diminishing
returns, as all genuine econom
ists have frequently demonstrat
ed. On can pile coal in the fire
box of an engine and increase the
power up lo a certain point and
after that there is no return from
the extra coal consumed. World
Willi wheat turning out from
30 lo io bushels and in some sec
tions over Ihis to the acre in Ne
braska, ami Iraling 01 pounds,
braska, and testing Gl pounds
at least another year. Now for
some corn to fatten the porkers
and all will be happy. It is a
great country this Nebraska.
No one knows exactly what
(Jeorge l'red Williams said, but
the government at Washington
disapproves of it just the same.
It is .queer that an ambassador has
to keep his tongue tied to make a
success in representing this coun
try in a foreign country.
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riovernor Morehead visited
Crawford last week and was met
at the depot by the Chamber of
Commerce band and escorted to
the city hall by a delegation of
the business men, where he de
livered an able and timely ad
dress. Notwithstanding the gov
ernor had said he would not run
again, the voice of the people is
the loudest, and they propose to
keep him where ho is because he
has been tried and not in the least
found wanting in the discharge of
As a diversion mediation was a
Some candidates are withdraw
ing from the race in Cass county
The constitutionalists must be
trying to force something by their
arrest of a Krilish consul.
No indecent blows should b
struck in the primary campaign
Remember there's a hereafter.
Campaign falsehoods are be
ginning to spread. atcn me
man who starts them.
Instead of singing the custom
ary swan song, Mr. iluerta may
decide to duck.
A good-natured campaign is al
ways ttie best. J lien there can lie
Very few farmers in town these
days. Too much work lo look
If it only costs -J5 to lake a
shot at a judge in Edwardsville,
llinois, what is the rate for pri
vate citizens, do you suppose?
An Illinois man who married a
St. Louis woman before his ll
inois divorce decree became ef
fective may have to bring suit to
quiet title to himself.
President Wilson kissed a
pretty Miss who callel at Ihe
White house last week. The ad
ministration may hav e made some
mistakes, but this was not one of
The peace conference hangs
nto life as though there was a
alary in it. They may be waiting
or their future to be broached,
ind possibly someone should tip
it off to President Wilson.
The primary election is not so
cry far off about, six weeks.
Some candidates are having a
very easy time of it, as they have
no opponents for the nomination.
Hut just wait till after primaries, 1
and then "the fur will lly!"
Only ten are reported dead as
a result of the glorious Fourth
celebrations, against twenty-live
a year ago. The agitation of "a
safe and sane" Fourth had some
thing lo do with the decline in
accidents. No doubt of it.
According to the London cor
respondent of the New York
World the wealth of the United
States has increased 8,500 per
cent in a century and the popula
tion 1,125 per cent. Is it any
wonder that some of our neigh
bors feel uneasy least they should
be gobbled up?
Last Sunday's edition of the
Lincoln Star was a hummer and
demonstrated the popularity of
thai paper with the merchants of
that city. No metroppolilan jour
nal has come to the front in the
past three years as rapidly as the
Star in patronage, and all because
it deserves all that it receives, and
Although congress is really in
terested in two subjects the pas
sage of an anti-trust legislation
bill and adjournment a handful
of republican senators now make
their brags that they intend to in
ject a little life into the proceed
ings by a hard light to prevent
the passage of the rivers and har
bors appropriation, bill.
Some candidates mouth around
about this newspaper treating
them unfriendly, when they do
not give the paper an opportunity
to be fair with them. They do not
want fairness. What they do
want is something to stir up strife
with, so that they can create some
sympathy for their cause, which is
generally a lost cause.
ROOSEVELT AND WILSON.
The criticism that IloosevelL is
flinging at President Wilson on
account of his Mexican policy is
based on the fact that Wilson
sought peace and prevented a war
by his maneuvering. Men have
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nuu umu to consiuer wuui a war
with Mexico would have involved,
The lirst thing that would have
neeji uone alter an army was
started to Mexico would be an is-
ue of at least $100,000,000 of
bonds, for the. war would not cost
less than a million a day. If it
lasted longer than one hundred
days, another issue would have to
be made. The increase in taxes
would have added lo the already
high cost of living and the peoph
ip shops anil on the farms would
in that vvav nav the cost. What
would they get in relurn?
What would business make out
of it? Aside from those who man
ufacture arms and ammunition
there would be no increase in
justness and the production of
wealth in Ihe United Slates would
e decreased in the ratio of tin
men that were sent to .Mexico.
1 hen alter the war was over,
Mexico would be further dcsolaled.
t would have exactly the sann
ClVeet upon business in the Uni-
eil Slates that the lialkan war had
m the business of Europe. Tin
tolicy of Roosevelt would hav
wrought disaster alike to busi
ness in llie l nited Mates ant
.Mexico, and hav e caused I he farm-
rs and wage-earners of this
ountry many years of toil in
civiii" on ine noiiiis ii inieresi t
upon them and the pensions to
the soldiers, their widows ami
unbans. The latter expense, if
we are to judge by the past, would
go on for nearly a hundred years
ifter Ihe war was over. Which
olicy, that of Roosevelt or Wil-
on, will likely secure the com
mendation of the common people?
To be successful these days
has to be sharp as
The man who trades at home
hould be the happiest man in the
world. A clear conscience by do
ing me riyiit tiling.
trango thai no one was killed
in the Siux City
races, and yet that
claim that it gave the crowd its
Hiuney's worth on the Fourth.
('hanii Clark's alma mater has
made him a doctor of laws, lie
has heeii setting up some laws,
hut has not been doctoring many
Cards are eut over the cily with
a portrait of Matt CJering and his
announcement as republican
candidate for congress in Ihis dis-
trict. "Some fellows commenting
on Ihe ebsterian pose and
Stephen A. liouglas expression of
that portrait do not hesitate to
stale lhat Matt has every appear-
ance of high-class material for a
congressman. And he can act mens composed now 01 unee i e-
parl, as well us look it, if he gels
votes enough lo let him in on Ihe
lirst Hour. Lincoln Herald.
Yes, there seems t be two fae-
tions of the democralic party in
Nebraska, and both factions are in
favor of harmony if the harmony nomination for railway cominis
is coming their way. Then, sup- sioner, and his election would
pose neither can have it their way,
whal is the next best thing to do?
To throw aside bitter animosities
in both factions, get together on What does the produce or deal
lue "give and take" plan, use strictly unlawful to market stale
good common sense by throwing
aside all past difficulties, and the
causes of these difficulties, to-
gether with "ring rule" policies,
and all will be well, and the com-
mon herd of democrats can be
brought together in peace and
harmony. The democratic parly
has lived a great many years, and
has never stood for ring rule, and
MAUPIN FOR RAILWAY COM
Will Maupin, editor of Midwest
Magazine and perennial boostei
for Nebraska, is seeking the
democratic nomination for rail-
way commissioner. Maupin is not
making the usual bluff at being
L f i
i" urged by many lrienus io m
come a candidate, and he refuses
to sav that it would be a sacrifice
inr tnni to accent. On the con-
trary, he admits that he is a
candidate on his own motion and
ays he would not be making any
acrilice to accept ihe office.
"I believe I know what Ne
braska needs and oiihl to have,"'
Maupin, "and I favor a
policy that will protect I lie people
against exploitation while permit-
ling great development enter
prises to make a fair return upon
their legitimate investments. 1
favor regulation and control of
all public service corporations.
dealing with exact justice towards
the public and towards the cor
porations that serve the public.
Lxploilalion of the people upon
the one hand, and the strangula
tion of enterprise upon the other
hand, are both repugnant be
cause boil! are against common-
sense and Hindrances to develop
. t t l i
ment and prosperity. It nom
inated and elected I promise only
to do my duty as I see it, showing
no favors, insisting upon equal
jusiice and uevonng m enure
lime to earning I lie salary pro-
idcd 1 law."
Will Maupin has lied in X.--
hraska for lliirty years, engaging
m i in? newspaper nusiiiess an
that lime. In season and out of
season he has urged the dee!op
meut of Nebraska resources, and
has made a constant study of the
slale and its needs, lie spent
eight years on the World-Herald,
hh e ,,f them as associate editor,
and for ten years was a member
of the editorial stall of the '-oin-
ijioner. He has a wife and six
children, and sas they otic:
. .. . ,
se en ol the reasons , n in1 wmnu
like to he elected railway com-
missioner. lie has other reasons,
hut these aif Ihe lirst seen.
The state railway commission
I. i i J i ... . . . . .
publicans. Common sense die-
tales lhat this important hoard be
at least bi-partisan. The elect ion
ol a democrat io me no. no woiwu
. it. i i ...... i . i
hj. il more lu nily in I lie commence
of the people. Will Maupin is a
candidate for Ihe democralic
strengthen the board very ma-
or rotten . eggs, and the plea,
"didn't know they were bad" don't
g;ngo in any court. You must know
ihey are good. The person who
markets bad eggs is taking greal
chances, for the law regulating
t lie market ing of stale or deca ed
food products is simply drastic.
Every egcr is candled and sot ted
and it is impossible to market a
bad egg and not be delected.
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TH II IL i NTAU R COMPANY, NEW VORK CITV.
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ii is an ill loiigue
;olo(l any good.
Swat the lly, he potato bug and
ixeep tiie corn plow moving".
It. L. Metcalfe is opposed to the
ienioa! of the si:ite uuiverily lo
Ibe .sl.d e farm.
The man who always attends lo
his own business aluas has
something to d '.
When the National association
of lancing .Masters e! us the
tango "must go," I heir meaning
is in doubt.
The ne ambitious while hope
who ess;,s to whip .lack Johnson
should be allowed to arm himself
with a two-pound mallet.
A wide road is a sort of
"safely lirst" sign for women and
children, for in a wide road they
can pas automobiles with some
assurance of safety.
When the mysterious of Divine
I'i o idcuce are thoroughly ex
plained, it may be possible (o
find some earthly vice for militant
suffragettes, Mexican generals and
France desires to borrow s3(Jn,
00O,(Kd at once. One wonders
ins! inct i ely w here it proposes fo
put Ihe money, as Ihe new French
styles show that it is not going
into cloth for skirts.
Always makes one long for a vacation,
and no one is more deserving of one
than the housewife. Let us help you
out by filling your orders for all kinds
of fresh Fruits and Vegetables and thus
simplify your kitchen problems.
Our Variety of Canned Goods
is without equal, and it is something that every
housewife has to have on her reserve shelf. Call
us up and let us sell you what you need.
We deliver dry goods and will pay the best of at
tention to all orders given over the phone.
Call phones 53 or 54.
FHE DAYLIGHT STORE
Bonglit, and which has been
has homo tho sinatnro of
lias Dccn maao unuer ms per-
ennorvisinn K1T1C41 its lllfailCV.
iio ono lo deceive you in this.
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Roosevelt's physicians warn
him lhat he has enlargement of
the splum, the result of malarial
the splien, the result of malarial
fever, contracted in the jungles.
It would be impossible for the
splum of his enemies to be any
larger than it is now.
The democratic counly central
committee will meet in Weeping
Water on Saturday, July IS, for
the purpose of living a dale for
llie counly convention to select
-0 delegates lo the stale concu
t itii on Tuesday, July i'H, to be
held al Columbus.
Democratic Committee to Meet.
The Democratic County Com
mittee of Cass County is hereby
called lo meet at Weeping Water,
Neb., on Saturday, July IX, I'Jli,
at 11 o'clock a. in., for the pur
pose of calling Primaries and
County Convention, at which
Primaries and Convention dele
gales will be selected to counly
ami state eonxenlion, ami such
other matters as may come be
fore the Commit tee.
W. I. Wheeler,
Let's see, was il not twekc
years ago or (hereabouts that
W. II. Eastham was llie demo
cratic candidate for land com
commissioner. lie ought lo be
well known throughout the slale,
as he has been up every (wo years
regularly ever since for the same
place. Why not give some other
democrat a chance for "their
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