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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 3, 19f4.
Ooe plattsmoutb journal
Published Semi-Weekly at Plattemouth, Nebr.
Entered t the I'ustoflloe at I'latumouLh. Nebraska, as weond-claas mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
6uborlption Prioe: S1.50 Per Year In Advanoe
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
-I- .Nature 1 1 j I 1 1 1 -1 1 the besl
rTin--i !--. I -'ri'.-h air is Ihe
lc -l of tunics. The best re-J-
slo;a!ie of exhausted
iHTNi-s is p. dreamless
sb-ip ,t sleep not produce.!
by narcotic-,. I'lasiirahh'
emotions are lln-best aids
I" t' digti"U. Selected.
"I Iii a line lime fur all good
J r i -1 1 In keep cool.
lai rana' new press agent
-in-. In In- a xci y capable one.
Uih huiidnd years ago this
country xva at war with ;n-al
A I'laf ! -MKMit li man brags lip
1'i yl h ing In- po
ll i" w ifc's feet.
There hae been so many here
la! ! Ih'.if a declaration of war no
1' !i--r attra'! inucli attention.
;o : .
Anil mii lad that old III lis
lumhu- di-c.. i fi this countiy
b'-f-Me the Ijjli'itean War bloke
mi I -.'
A iii . di-palcli ay- a !! of
.M' nan "aiiii were eii-d near
111 l'a-.i :il wi-ek. bat. doe-,
I : i f - what became oT the le's and
bo. f .
I tier.- nlll" I'l
America who can enjoy a war in
lairope. War, it may In- added,
aua- -.how, i pi-tier adantae
a! lo;i raii'e.
cho..l a- are almot here.
ei .Monday morning lliuli school
hill will present a liey apear
ain.e a- lh" irls and liovs wend
t h ir w a I school.
I In- deijuiid fi'!' ioei nor
Mon-head lo speak aL iniblic
uat hernias i- i-i-aler than ever,
nol w 1 1 h-l andiuu h" does md. claim
t" i..- an orator.
Some person- are slewmu about
-e I eel ion i if a name foj- this war.
bill Hie chancf of calling it any
Hiin' but eiiou-h lets out one with
oiir liindcl ocabulary.
lion, lliierla (leiueiiiber hini?
i marooned in London and must
Ioiilt lo laud on the continent o
see a lilll" real ecierneul such
as he knew in the oml !! days.
Ileic it , two weeks since the
piimaiie and Ihe secretary of
stale ha- not sent out a li-t of the
iioin jip-cs of either party. How can
our readers expect us lo print Ihe
ticket in lull when we don't know
po-ihely who they are.
None bllt those who expect to
derive future political beiielil from
woman sutTrajie are in fax or of
women voting. The man who is
ealerin.' to the women solely for
their votes is a hypoerile of Ihe
first vatr. lie knows il, and
exeiybody else knows it.
Next Monday is Labor da. but
it wiil not bo celebrated by any
deinonstration in honor of the day,
as it meJ fo be in l'lattsinouth.
Ilowexer. the Burlinuton shops
xvill close down in all depart
ments, the banks .md public
idaivs will be closed ii. Iionor of
HEADED FOR HADES.
Looking across I In- sea toward
tin' rising- sun, it would seem that
tin- whole human race is headed
("or Ionics r.luUI i:mil v mn.1 how
ils hi-ad in desi.aii- as il. sees the
u-coiiipli-hnn'iits of twenty ecu-
luries trampled under loot by
the millions of armed men march-
ing lo Ibn battle lields. Our faith
in tin- powers of Chirstianilv to
establish peace on earth needs lo
he renewed and strengthened
exery dav. Jioiihl forces itself
upon u-. and we uncoil.
ciij-lv tind our.-ees wondering
if the message that tin angels
rallied to the shepherds as Ihey
leiiMeij iiicir Jlocks was not all a
dream. of- course we. xxho are
not at war, have not abandoned
i. i I ... i , ... i;
in-,"- iii.ii sini:- unit- .11S Willi
cea-e, but to the xa-l multitude of
men wlio are lod.iy enuaed m
human butchery, the promise of
peaer ni eai ttl inu-l seem a mock
ery. It reijUii-e.s a XXlde stleli li ot
the imagination for one to see tin-'
ilvex lining to the cloud that now
li;i!i;r- oer the obi world. It is
dillicult to lind the bright side of
the picture that stretches across
Ihe eastern sky. And behind it
ill and extending back lo crea
tion'., dawn, the pa'-'es of hislory
ire red Willi human blood, r.ain
killed hi- brother Abel Imii be-
fiire tln fii-l 1 1 : ' i . I' li-.ti.iv
written. And from thai fateful
iv lo tills men liaxe s laUU II I eled
icn oilier- a- il niiiciicrv was ni
inely decreed lo be their natural
occupation. Man's ingenuity ha
been con-lanHy taxed in the iu
xenliou and const ruct ion of mur-
derous l :i-t ru men I s ol x:ir, and
men haxe been trained and hard
ened lo kill their fe! low -men. And
howexer much xe may deplore the
fact, we nin-l, admit that mankind
lod.iy is not. diireren! from our
remote anceslms xho brained
each other xvilh sloiies and clubs.
The instruments of war have
changed, but lite change has made
i In-ill more de-ti ni l i e uf human
life. Modern uiis and modern
methods i r war show that man's
thirst I'm- blood is as keen and
cruel as in any ae of all Ihe past.
The hosts of ' barbarians that
swept across Lurope durintr the
dark ai:es xxeie more considerate
of human life than the so-called
eixilied poxxers thai now are war
ing oxer the same hills and xal
es. The obi sayinir of the war
lords, that strong- armaments are
Ihe best guarantee of jieaee, xvill
iu longer haxe any les to slaud
upon, (hi lb" contrary, it is be
in"; demousl rat eil that strong
armaments tempt nations lo po lo
war, and thai Ihe nation that is
prepared for xxar is Ihe first to
si l ike. I) is a soldier's business to
lilil. and the nation that exalts
tile soldiery above the citizen, is a
constant menace and is a sland
iu": declaration of xvar toward all
Ihe xxorhl. Not until nations, in
fact and in deed, beat their
swords inlo p I oxx shares, xvill they
cease warring against. one
another. Instead of brutalizing,
nations must christianize the
patriotism of the people. Seem
ingly Christianity has received a
stunning blow because of the
great, war in Kurope, but Christ
ianity is (he only power that can
rather up the fragments after (he
war, and set (he world going
again in the right direct ion. We
must pin our faith on this.
There xvill be more independent
xoling this fall than ''xer before
known in th hislory of Nebraska.
This is the opinion of leading1
politicians in both parties.
Time is money and it costs
inionev to save it.
A m,.l unli.-v is r.Tin thai
changes with the time.
There is a war bud in m-aily
eery home, ami he is a woman
Dress goods going up, says a
New York dispatch. Shocking!
Itcmember the democratic con-
vention meets jn Llruwood next
i He mail XXIIo nMCIHlS lo 111
I t i i . tit-
own husiness seMom, ji cxcr,
carries a gun.
au I a11 "' l"-"I'ie an
t'"1,, hui lhr book "Scut coa
t,m"' l" 'lo
An oincial statement, anoiii. a
battle is ui'l as convincing as of
ticial lection returns.
Adx erl ising is like investing
money at inn per cenl. 'I he re
turns are a hundredfold.
Talent, in a kitchen and money
:.. ii. i . ..i : . .. .. :ii .....I-..
I III I lie ii.i 1 1 iv I nit will 1 1 1 i tv -
l. I : il ...........
'"" uu,.,,!--! umu -mi,u
A l'lal tsiuouth man is so
grouchy Ilia! he employs a
physician by the ear to attend to
hi- son: spo.
The tourists in Kurope are !'-
my inlormeii mat mere are oc
casions when the best'of company
is erv eiirltariasin'.
It is poin lo be a hard mailer
to commit suicide, as Ihe I'urop-
e.iu war raised 1 1 - price
Indie acid bcoin! reason.
Ta 1 ! republicans are not at all
plea-ed with the nominal ion of It.
. Howell for poxcrnor. cm'l
see how I hey Would b".
The waring nations of the
earth x'.ill no! expect tin- Tniled
Stales lo turnisii tin-in xxithguus
and amminuation. Ail thai they
will be likely lo need from this
side of ihe xxaler will be Hour
meat and other foodst nil's.
L. I'. Langhorst, chairman of
f ihe democratic county central
committee, reue-ls. I hat all mem
bers of the committee and ex cry
candidate be present at the meeting-
called to assemble in Llin
xx nod on Saturday, September a
next, Saturday. Itemember Ihe
dale and be sure lo attend.
Noxx' some astronomer has dis
coxered a great spot on Ihe sun
and says Ihat Ihe superstitious
xxiil see in it Ihe sign of the dis
astrous xxar in Kurope. I'.xer since
scientiiic exploration of the sun
xvas made known thai a sun spot,
no mailer xxhat. the size, is merely
a solar cyclone. Anyxvay, nobody
cer seen it, though it. be in, nun
miles in diameler, without a tele
scope ur smoked glass. Imifl be
scared, brother, the spot is 1.'5,
ono.noo miles distant from us and
has business of its oxxu.
A. O. Thomas, the deposed head
of the Kearney Stale Normal
school, has been nominated by the
republicans for slate superinl end
cut of schools. His nomination
xvas brought about through sym
pathy more than any thing else,
because many probably thought
he x as reinoxed through spite.
Howexer this may be, xxe do nol
beliexe Mr. Thomas should be
elected under Ihe circumstances,
as a. man occupy ing the responsi
ble position of state superintend
ent he will haxe an opportunity to
use his authority In revenge. The
schools of Nebraska are in line
shape, and it would be a shame if
anything should be attempted to
mar the good work that has been
done in the public schools of the
I Belgian Talcs of Horror.
nc .siories mat are coining
iirojn jjeigium are suinciont 10
I uurriiy manMmj. in men- lace
Ihey are very persuasive. They
abound in particulars. Names,
places and details are given with
such care as to give an air of
x erisimililude. There are two rea
sons x by Ihey can not be ac
cepted without question. One is
that there has been nothing in
history of the (ierman race to
lend credibility lo stoires of'such
atrocities. In science, commerce
ind religion they have been lead
ers, in education thev have ranked
at Ihe top. Their care of the xxeak
and helpless is famous. It is in
conceivable that their soldiers
should hax-e committed some of
the offenses charged by the
Belgians. Painted sax ages would
haxe shown more mercy than
these enlightened soldiers, if Un
reports could be believed. The
other reason is furnished by ex
perience. It x as but a few
months ago that America xas
shocked by stories of the (Colo
rado home guard shooting xxo
iii"ii and children and setting lire
to I heir bodies. This charge was
made as dTinilcly as those lodged
by the Itelgians against the Ier
man invaders. There xvas the
same attention lo detailed des
cription. We later found lhal
Ihe-e women and children were
concealed by their frinds and Ihat
the militia did not know that they
were there. I ne lire was an ac
cident. A court-martial brought
out evidence that exonerated the
In limes of xxar siories ol
crueiix are common, j-.xen xvueu
Ibex are supported by affidavit?
they are open to suspicion. V
haxe learned that ex parte testi
mony is sebiou reliable exen in
ixil matters concerning" next
dour neighbors, men and women
who haxe been Jriends lor years.
Our coiisl il utjon guarantees lhal
a defendant shall nexer be deiii"d
Ibi." ii'-:lil of facing- his accuser
in per-oii. If this is true xxith
ueighboi's of the sain" race and
country, it should gixe u pau-e
abmit. ha-lily accepting charge
made in I he heal of x ar.
Lxery naliou is trying to enlist
Ihe sympathy of the xxorhl. The
Tniled Slates is Ihe greatest neu
tral power and all the xxaiiing
nations are making special efforts
to xxin our friendship. This
xxould in a measure account for
Ihe siories of allrocities xxhich
Ihe iJelgiaus are circulal ing. II
is reported that Ihey xvill even
semi envoys lo (he I nited Stales
to make formal protest.
On tin- oilier hand the dermaiis
are slrixing lo retain our respect
and good xvill and, all tpieslions
of humane conduct aside, knoxv
lhal, such violations of the rules
of xxar xxould injure them beyond
repair. I here haxe been pre
vious to this tune some lurid re
ports xxhich xvere subsequently
found to be baseless. The report
of the summary execution of a
Socialist leader because he re
fused lo lake up arms for (Jer-
ninny is a striking example. W'e
afterwards learned Ihat he xvas
not executed, and thai lie had not.
refused lo tight for his country.
Ill Ihe light of these facts, xxe
should suspend judgment on the
Belgian talcs of horror until both
sides are presented.
II. is a pretty safe rule not. lo
give credit to a calamity howler.
Proxokingly the Furopean
war broke out xxithout anyone
liudiug a locusl xxilh a "W" on its
The policy of the. Ilousexvives'
I.eajiue of Nexv York in meeting
Ihe increased cost of living; is a
;nod one In adopt throughout the
xxhole country: "Uuy in small
quantities, select foodstuffs that
are economical, encourage open
markets, denounce and report ex
tortion and dishonesty, and ho
coutenled with a litl b- b-ss than
usual on the tublo."
After viewing- the clothes that
some women wear on a scven-dollar-a-xveek
salary, it eems
like a blessing that their salary is
nol sex only dollars a week.
The Standard Oil company has
practically cea-ed buying etude
oil. because of Ihe shutting oil' of
export trade all oxer the world.
Here is a line opportunity for the
independent companies to jump
in and reduce prices of oil and
gasoime. Lan you see them do
ing it ?
I'roiu thconk-inl relurus il can
readily be seen that It. !$. Howell
is the minority republican candid
ate for goxernor bx more than
COOt) xx bile Io ernoi- Moorehead is
the majority candidate of the de
mocrats by more than 10.000 over
Beige and Metchafe, two xxell
known democrals of ihe slate.
Should the fellows responsible
for the xxar in Kurope executed
at ils clo-e. it might be a fexv
lliooiis before another one would
be declared. We xvant lo remark
lhal h very thing max happen,
a- the great mass of (he people do
ind xx ant xvar bill van! I lixe in
peace and prosperity while pre
paring for xxar. xvhy cannot this
condition continue on indefinite
ly, and herein they are Ihinkin:
Profesnr Petelseil of I'tall
t'nixeisity has discoxered thai
there is mi dill'etence betxxeen Ihe
mind of man and the mind of a
dog-. We know a b'x cases xheic
(here i-. ox erxx helui ing ex ideuce in
laor of the dog,
and morally. lb
exidentiy considers the mind of a
xxoiuan siiperii.ir to that of a man
or dog, or else conc'uidfs hiit xxo
man's remains 1 1 1 wonderful
mystery that il always has been,
a lie makes no reference hat
exer to her. Maybe he's married.
In his condolence cabb-d lo the
xatican. l'residen! Wilson neatly
and li 1 1 i ii 1 x eiiiesse, the regard i
in which pope Pius X x;is held by
Hie American people. Among
other things the president said:
'The prine and gclle character,
his unallected piety and his broad
and thoughtful sympathy xx il h
bis lelloxxmen, he adorucl Ins ex-
ailed slation and attracted to
imise 1 lie aueciionau' icgaiu oj
all xx ho felt his xvoi bl-xvide in-
tluence." I he pope had einieareu
. . . .
himself to Ihe people by his siiii-
plicily and his democratic char-
acted. That he xvas deeply affected
by the xxar noxv raging- in l-'uroie
xvas isxiiienl by his frequent sor
roxxful references to Ihe coiillict,
and there is little doubt Ihil his
menial coul einplat ion of the
tragedy as it is being enacted day
by day, hastened his death. In Ihe
lile of this great man, who rose
from the humblest station in life
to the most exalted place lhal can
be allaine.l in the Catholic
church, is furnished an example
of broad humanitarian sympathy
of devotion and pb'ly rarely
equaled ill the ecclesiastical,
xxorhl. The death of Pope Pius X
is sincerely mourned throughout
C. I. Ileavis, republican candid
ale for congress, in a speech at
llaxclock Tuesday night applaud-
ed the efforts of president. Wilson
in his peace policy. lie pledged
thai if elected lo congress Unit he
would stand by the adminil i ation
in all il efforts '"'P
nation from becoming inxolvedin
Ihe great tangle, lie declared for
palrioiisin before partisanship.
The Omaha republicans fared
pretty well in Ihe late primary,
and xvill be xxell represented on
Hit! state ticket. They have tins
governor, allorney general and
slate treasurer. Lincoln is also
xxell represenled on the ticket.
And the people out. in the slate do
the electing and many time 'e"
Tlio Kind You Have Always Boogbt, and ivliicli lias been
in use for over SO years, lias born the signature ot
- and lias been made under bis ner-
J s-' sonal
tafyry -&cU4C, Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-good " are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infuuts and Children Exxcrience against Experiment.
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless snbstitute for Castor Oil, Paro
poric, Lrops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age iss its guarantee. It destroys AVorm.
and all.-iys Fev :rishness. For more than thirty years it
lias been in constant use for the relief of Constipation,
Flatulency, "Wind Colic, all Teething Troubles and
Diarrhoea. It regulates the Stomach and Iiowels,
assimilates the Food, giving healthy and natural fcleep.
The Children's lanacca The Mother's Friend
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
The KM You Have Always Bought
!n Use For Over 30 Years
Ml CKNTAUH COI
f'- i-t.c-: f.--.?jl-.A.-V-..'-
If there is a hcax'cit for fools,
Ihe fool xx ho runs an auto at high
speed around a corner, thereby
taking a chance of killing- some
liille child or old lady or man,
kv in it U( f.,,J!t a, j t,R.
"I'oi -Innately." says Ihe Nexx
Vo;-J Herald, 'xve haxe at the head
of the go eiiunea I at this critical
I line a man in whose calmness
and .judgment v.e haxe as great
con tideuce as xxe haxe in his
: u :
I leiiioci ai i- committeemen
should bear in mind Ihe meeting
al Klmxvood nel. Sat urday. Cliair-
"la" I.angiiorst urgenlly requests
Hie presence of exery member of
(. miil lee, and also ex ery
candidal e. as mailers of grave
: i i . . ..11 ..;o I ... .-li I
,e neon e o lie I niieu stales
haxe a right to knoxx' xxhy this
sudden an oudl landisli prici
j0osfing. Those xvho are engaged
xork of robbing' the people
Liiioubl be made to xxalk right up
L captain's ol'iice and explain.
Let no guilly man escape!
II is comforting to hear of the
receipt of the Panama canal
of -J 5, nun a day and up.
The canal has been an outgo and
no income for ten years. F.xen
Y-5,uim a day looks good for a
change. This would be l,nin,
uun a year. .Not a large return
on a ? ino.ooo.ono investment,
That is the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming, with the heaviest crops in
jtg hjstorv 0t irrigation; thousands of
Government and private irrigated lands; oil discoveries frequent; you can
homestead the finest grade of irrigated lands with reliable and perpetut 1
water rights from the government on easy terms. The Burlington's new
mainline runs through the heart of the Basin, which has already over
20,000 population. Cheap coal and timber for domestic use. A farm in
Wyoming's richest industrial and farming section can be yours to-day,
with a certain increase in all land values.
The New 20-Year Payment Law has just passed Con
gress, This makes the land and a pertedual water right
almost a gift.
Come and see these wonderful cropf. Join our
personally conducted excursions. I am employed
supervision since its Infancy.
PNY. Nrw VORK CITY.
Mr','-.- twl"in". . i.i nuunpw im
if j .. -.a. - ;.
but then a full return is not ex
peeled for several years.
Don't reply lo criticism lyo
often. Fools often critizice xxise
lust after spending all your
money nn a summer's vacation,
you haxe fo begin sax ing- your
small change for ("hrislmas.
The "prk barrel" trust is on
he run, and there xvill be s.-xeial
more food trusts in the race be
fore the government gets through
with its investigation. Mark
Fx cry American heartily ap
proxes the x igorous steps taken
by President Wilson lo preserve
absolute neutrality. In this al
titude of the Americacii people is
our best guarantee of peace.
.Meat packers haxe made the
pitiful complaint at Washington
that agitation against high prices
is causing a meatless strike, and
that consumption of meat is be
ing cut down. The packers de
clare that legislative investiga
tions and nexvspaper campaigns
are causing less and less meat
lo be eaten and they don't xvant
this lo happen, lias Mr. Packer
ever considered that perhaps the
enormous prices he asks for his
meat may have cut dnxvu the pur
chasing ability of Ihe meat con
sumer aJid force him lo forego
continuing to be a meat eater?
orn of Plenty -
tons of alfalfa, wheat and oats on
to help you find a suitable location along the
Burlington. Write for "Basin" Literature.
S. B. HOWARD, ASSISTANT IMMISRATIOM AGENT,
I00A Farnam Street, Omaha, Neb.
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