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PLATT8M01JTH SKMI-WEESfcY SOURNAE.
MONDAY, MAttCJT 1, 1MB.
0)e plattsmoutb 3ournal
Published Semi-Weekly at Platttmouth, Nebr.
Kntprrd at the Tostofflce at Plattsmoutb. Nebraska, as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, ' Publisher
Subscription Prloej S1.50 Per Year In Advanoe
goods, trimmings -ami "buttons. For The arly maid catches the -bridal
the boys he had knives and hair oil, j train.
and the latest cut of cbllar. and the :o:-
newest things in neckties. He knew I
TO KEEP OUT OF THE WAR.
Though America's latest note to the
British and German governments has
Gossip is orie kind of as that is L treated as an abvsmal secret fl
everything that was to "be nown, par- always tatai to friendship. f. A Mn5fjtla nanoi.
ticuiariy about the doings and goings
of the whole neighborhood and the
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patches from London, Berlin and
Keep wit of the war" should De Washington atrree as to its nature.
..uw.uwua -xuuuu. iN.unr.wiui uc siogan oi tne unitea otar.es. say that the United States has
were ailing, who were courting and :o; suggested that the British covern
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wnat success xney were mamng At it, Some young people attend the big ment accept the offer of Germany, to
and when the -Wedding was likely to university simply for a social whirl. discontinue its submarine attacks on
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u. mercnanunen n Xingianu win on ner
The only Indian raids at all alarm- part allow foodstuffs designed ex-
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Endurance is the crowning
And patience all the passion of
great hearts. Lowell.
and maybe you'll be
truth is better than a
The appetite for political plums is
Wheat has advanced as a result of
Now is the time to inaugurate the
pood roads movement.
An old "safety first" idea "Think
twice before you speak!"
Entertaining Angels Unawares.
Roosevelt still insists the Colombia
claim is pure and simple blackmail.
If you are anxious to learn some
thing, just try to learn an old dog
Busincss has not been very brisk in
the cuv for some time on account of
the bad roads.
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The European war may go on until
f.me debating societv settles it one
way or another.
Congress is almost sure to have i
jrn-at amount of work unfinished when
it a ljourns next week.
Old Sol can do wonders with the
ro;;is if he will let his countenance
MTiile upon us for a few days.
One day it appears that the ground
hir actually did see his shadow, and
th.n a week hence it appears a cinch
that he didn't.
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. i.iiu-ii iorce, li is saici, nas
;:pturcd the Garden of Eden. If so,
it i not. the first time the "spot has
I ctn the scene of serious trouble.
In the early spring, as soon as the
loads dry sufficiently, is the proper
time to get out that road drag, and
keep it .moving every spare moment
There are several appointments due
to Nel.rr.5ka that should be made and
confirmed before this congress ad
journs, for the good of the demo
cratic party of the state. But will
this be done?
This European war which began six
ronths ago has already lasted longer
Ihi;ny any war on the continent in
more than a century. It has cost
millions of lives and billions of dollar.-.
Hundreds of cities have been
laid in ruins; hundreds of thousands
of homes have been destroyed and
priceless art treasures that have been
im inspiration to the world for cen-
turies have been obliterated. And no
man can prophesy when the end will
.Senator Hitchcock's bill to place an
cmtiargo on arms and ammunition
las been defeated. The question of
itutrality itself, however, will not be
tfttled until there is neutrality or an
tnd to the war. No man, with one
h.park of patriotism, should want to
ice his country involved on the one
:,ide or the other. There arc differ
ences of opinion as to how best to
ke-p out of it. and a discussion may
prove whoierome, but there is no oc
casion for any "gag" business.
Our most vivid recollection, how
ever, is that of -German soldier .'in
Over forty years ago, it was our the army -of General Blucher, who treasury.
duty to provide entertainment for a was m tne battle of Waterloo. When
bunch of preachers. The congregation father asked him to tell about that'
was small, but other folks kindly of- battle, the old man's eyes flashed, he
fered to help us entertain, and among arose from his seat, and grasped the
them came a nice old widow lady of Poker as an improvised -sword. fHe
the old school, who lived with a hurled out German words that we
daughter, also a widow. She told us cculd not understand, until we fairly
that she would like to entertain one of saw the hlaze out of Blucher's xnrfon,
our preachers, but she was somewhat I an imagined that sword was flam
particular. She didn't want an elder; inSt that it was red With blood, and
she din't want a married man, but -a I tnat we could hear the thunder of
nice, good-looking and well dressed, I the cannon, the charge of the artil-
polite and pleasant bachelor or widow-1 'ery the shouts of the victors, and
er! We were fortunately able to com- the groans of the wounded and tlyhrg.
ply with the requirements. A day or I These times have long passed. 'Chfl-
two later, the younger widow came to dren are now sated with books and
us and said she had read in the Good with stories, most of which -are hot
Book about entertaining angels un- worth telling or reading, and never
awares, but that they had entertained I were. But we believe that if a person
an angel and knew it! It grieves us could travel over the countryside,
to have to state that no wedding while he might not be received as are
cards followed. "angels unawares," he would prob
In thinking over this old incident, ab,y find "angels unawares" in unex
we are reminded of that arly time Pected places. He might find where
when the latchstring was always out, he least expected it some old farmer
when visitors, if not exactly angels, with a truly scientific spirit, who has
were channels through which infor- 6pent his life in observation, and who
matioh new and strange poured into could correct scientists in their state
the young mind. Do our younger ments
leaders know what the latchstring JI would find in many a Country
was? The primitive door in the old home with furnace and hot and cold
log house was rudely made, home- ater an every comfort, old people
made. It was fastened on the inside who if they 0uia "be persuaded to
with a large wooden latch, which tak about the past, could tell 'of
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ling are those made on the federal Iclusiv el y for civilians to pass undis
turbed into German ports.
:or j it is a rational suggestion on tne
EocPresident Taft says that Presi- face of it. Both governments are
tent Wilson should "be upheld on his making of international law only "a
neutralitv-nolirv- scrap of paper" by their maritime
.p. I policies. If Germany's offense in
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French soldiers are to be allowed to Peisiuni was Krea'" nBianu
marry by proxy, although the dis- offended when, as long ago as last
patches fail to state the reason. October, she declared, by an order m
.0. j council, that foodstuffs bound for a
Two American ships already de- neutral Port consigned "to order," or
stroyed from mines in supposedly consigned "to territory belonging to
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ODen seas is the beemnimr of some- or cupieu oy an enemy, wou.u ue
thing serious for somebody. subject to seizure. Germany's re-
... - Itahatory policy, carried on by sub-
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Perhaps if the speculators could marme a"acKS anu uy mmes l"il,re
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run Un'lh' r,r,W -tit rrfl?n ttA flnnr no' oniY imperilling out amuoyuig
some tiistance further they might be heatral vessels and tekine the lives
able to contribute something to the of citizens of neutral countries, is yet
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hungry. lanotner oirense.
It is not so important, from the
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of the State I viewpoint oi tne neutral governments,
who "started it" as how and when it
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Dean 'C. E. Bessey
University died Thursday morning at
his home in Lincoln. His death was s oinS to De stoppeu
quite sudden, and from heart Germany, in its reply to the Ameri
trouble. can note Prtest, pointed the way
:o Put To speak in plain Enish. Ger- that such a course, drastic as it might
Oh, don't worry. The song of the many promised to be good if England seenit WOuld be a great deal more
lawn mower will soon be heard in your would be good. If England would rearly proper and statesmanlike than
neighbor's yard, when you ought to abandon the attempt to starve Ger- for Uncie Sam to paint his face bjack
be up in the early morning doing the man women, children and non-com- emit a war wnoop, and jump into the
same thing. ' batants generally, Germany would no fight. World-Herald.
.n . I longer imperil neutral merchant ves
TKionntan mwm. mcw ona crrr.
dropped down into a catch,and which hardships and privations in securing
could not easily be broken through, this home, such as our young folks
Just above the latch there was a hole have 'never dreamed of, and which, let
bored through the door. A string us ope. they vill Tiever be called on
was attached to the latch, and when to endure There we find a strength
this -was put through the hole and and heauty of character developed
hung on the outside, it said to all from their life and circumstances,
comers and goers: Just null the wh,ch we will seek in Vain else-
string, and this house is yours. J where.
Farmers in those days were greatly Here and there he wil1 find some
in the majority. There were no tramps oId lady whose lover was kiIled in the
or thieves prowlinir about. There was war' and who has.perhaps in her holi-
little in the house worth stealing, and est p!ace a faded flower or a button
the stranger was welcome to come in from his 'um"forn, or perhaps his last
at his own sweet will, warm himself letter or maybe a Jetter from a friend
li-ii . . .
and help himself to whatever was in iemn& 01 nis deatn on the . battlefield,
the cupboard. This was in the genera- or SivinS his last message as he lay in
tion before our day. Even in our the hosPital- They may be surprised
own early life, there were no magna-10 nna xnat tn,s oid ,ady 15 sweet and
zines, and few dailv DaDers. Our in- wholesome and content, because she
struction came from the weekly, Hot J has been nKa&ed through all these
ce Greeley's Tribune, and the county years ,n "elpmg other people. It is
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paper. The minds of the young people j nara 10 te" what Jovely things one
were not sated then, as thev are now. I mint find traveling 'from farm to
Education wa3 very simple, and our arm nd house to house, if possessed
What we desire to find out, what sels engaged in the orderly pursuit of
hiwntn! t Ko ww y,a 1 inn their Jawtul business, mere was a
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Sultan of turkey requested Islam to hit of impertinence in this sugges-
start When the sablirae porte edged tion it; must be admitted, made as it j
into the frav7 Iwas, not to England directly, but to
Where a chaperon is wanted
where she is needed.
Administration officials declare thai
the United States. The United States 11 win De years alter tne war closes
Every speaker described a Wash- is in no wise responsible for Eng- """ ""' "
v- I lon'c D.f;r, TV.0 ri-o-,t f th win assume its normal condition, ine
ingion oi ins own in commemuraiinj; --- 1
the life work of the Father of Our United States cannot be made to de- u""'u"u'
Country, but none sought to discredit Fend on England's observance, or any
his character or ability.
Someone is always worrying about
the "perpetuity of our institutions," are important.
but in spite of that the country has
been rolling along toward progress
that no other administration has ever
other country's observance, of inter- held to Put the merchant marine of
national law tnis country upon its feet, but it has
But here, again, it is results that so far failed to meet the emergency
When madmen are I ts attempts have been defeated by its
ene-ae-ed in crazv conflict, imoervious own Pariy memoers in congress, anu
to reason and blind to neutral rights, should remember that lost oppor
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ever since George Washington took it is no time for the neutral to stand unities, line canquo s gnost, win rise
the reigns of government. on strict formality. It appears mat ". - .
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0: the government at Washington has self-same lost golden opportunities
Now -an . extra session of congress very wisely taken this view, and so :o
seems probable, but there are other has transmitted the German proposal The United States' government can
expenses you will feel more, so don't to London. very quietly settle all trouble between
let that cause insomnia; let the con- It is possible that the plan will this country on the one hand and
gressmen stew, as some of them are work that the British government Germany and Great Britain on two
apt to in one Way and another. I will consent to it. 'If it does, the other hands. Uncle Sam can put an
;p I problem will have been most satis- embargo on all shipments of all kinds
-Neutralitv. let us noint out acrain. factorilv solved, so far as the Unite J either to Great Britain or Germany
minds were not lumber houses of in- of that rare faculty of drawing out of J ,egt ym forgetf is limited to acts of States is concerned. We will then be and let it go at that. Sell everything
formation, but little of which is usable peopie tneir """oat experiences, their war and iaoesn inCluJe talk, which free to carry on our proper and law- that is being shipped away to our
or will ever be used. Hence a visit " histories. I. "wut-i, w;iM,pin von to 7in- ful commerce with both Eneland and home Deonle and keep our war muni
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c nu men wno naa had aerstand that this is still a neutral Germany, undisturbed by the war ves- tions at home to use against the
dountrv. vou micht not infer from sels of either power except to stop other fellows if they make any trouble
always welcome. cast down, but never discouraged, who h. nvr,n whon it turns to the transit of contraband. for us. Thimrs couldn't be much
The preachers came, but we young- M11 raet advrsfty with a brave and jriike topics. But the impression seems to pre- worse in America if we' cut off our
sters were a little afraid of preachers, LUUIC1eou5 sPir, and Had grown, as I ;0. vaii that the proposal will not be ac- shipments to Europe, and maybe
and stood in awe of them. Most of we a11 must Srow, by overcoming dif-J Bread is now bringing fifty cents a cepted. In that event, more than one home folks could buy necessities of
them were very severe and stern, were ficultes and enduring adversity. loaT in Mexico, which is sufficient rea- gloomy forecaster is prophesying that life at reasonable prices. What's the
rtrong on rebuke, and had little un- He ght find some of the other; son for not being a Mexican. But a the United States will be drawn into use of getting into trouble trying to
derstanding of child nature. Once in!sort' who cannot forget their past af-; continuation of shipping foodstuffs the war." But the rumor comes per- cell goods to both sides.when it means
a while there came one with a charm nations, who take comfort in dwell-i out n the broad sea to have them sistenly from Washington that Presi- trouble? -
that won us all." He could talk to the K on them, who are soured and seetn 51own up and wasted, instead of giv- dent Wilson has another card up his
little girls about their dolls. The old- to resent the success of others, and ine. to our OWTl hunerv people, it will sleeve
er girls thought they were young WOTUer wny n is that fortune has not n0t be Tong till Americans will be . It is Embargo, irneither Germany
ladies in his presence, and received all Javored them also. We will not dwell paying fifty cents a loaf, and the nor England will permit us to carry
the deference, respect and kind and on these because the impression we poor of the iand doing without. on our commerce with Europe .except
gentle affections which was the due of want to leave on our young folks is . ;o; in deadly peril of becoming involved
the girl just coming iAto womanhood. one of the brighter and happier and tt seems that the Hindoos invented in war. why not say: "Very well,
He talked to us boys about our games, better things of life. ' Anyone who flatJdoodle.- At least they have a then. Rather than go crazy ourselves,
and what we expected to do end be in will keep bis yes open, and who is In legend that God made woman of the and join with other crazy nations in
me; and wnen he went away, he car- sympauieuc toucn with the best .that roundness of the moon, the undulating wrecking civilization, we will stop
ried our hearts with him. We were s in humanity, will often find that curVes of the serpent, the velvety trading with both and all of you. We
nis inends forevermore. . ne nas "entertained aneels un-l.-nf,D r n? ,-n Wr, n1,r fnostiiffs and other
I . 1 UUi. bllUOO bllC HUnClOi VtlV V w. I 11111 vwa.
Then came the turn of the, teacher awares." Wallace's Farnrer.
So far as records show, no farmer
was ever listed with the unemployed.
The first day's attendance at the
San Francisco exposition does not in
dicate that world fairs have played
out, after all.
Some men's idea of promoting the
resumption of business is to sit
around the office discussing when the
war is likely to end.
Yes, the legislature is grinding
away without creating any particular
excitement or the old-time interest in
the making or defeating of proposed
The banks apparently need no stat
utory help in keeping down over
drafts. The mystery is how any leg
islator got the idea that such help
It is strange how diffci-cnily you
estimate your probable inenne, when
your wife wants her new spring uit
and when you are figuring on buying
a 1915 automobile.
from a stranger meant a red-letter
day on our calendar, and thev were na struggles, who had often been
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will take charge of your public
sale business. Farm sales a
specialty. Owners' interests
Are always guarded with the
best ability, and satisfaction
guaranteed. For fcpen dates
telephone at my expense to
to board at our house; and that was a
great week. He knew all our disnosi-
Circle Tours of
the Pacific Coast
fa planning "The Perfect Coast Tour" or the "See America Tour "
Scenic Colorado is of the first importance. No coast tourist mnlri nfTnrH
to. sav rhftt he had not included '55rrn?rfw:ilnrrTr" irkr
.' the cTouds. th timid itv of the hare, necessities for our own people, pre- . ...... . J 1
, , , otner in ine-yvono sgreaiest ran journey, uo one way via Seattle. Port
i tne neat 01 tne tire, tne enm ot tne serve tne peace, ana wm. uu and durind the season visit either GlnnVr Y1aw.. m-ii
uemOfnsrs l!n ro t ha Aoi4h I 1 . - . .... 1 r 1 . :n l
0 Wl,kl wviw BnoWi the -vanitVrOf ,the peacocK. tne had enoufirn oi ngnung we win iin t iv fnfh : i. "v
tions and failings. He could open up hundred million years old. and yet tf U-klW r 't tL cooin, of Uv to do business with you again v": Vast Voyage .
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to us a wnoie wonderland ot knowi- ""5'" na irew every sunsniny, the turtle dove, , the cruelty of the It is only a rumor, of course. Presi-
edge, for he was not under the re- morning. tiger, the .gentle gaze of the doe, the dent Wilson may not be considering
strains of the schoolroom. :o: ; lio-litnpaa of h fovthr fht bflrdness ihat: course at all. It may not be
Then came the peddler with his Talking about small Calibre menj Lf the diamond, the inconstancy of the proper. It may not be statesman-
wagon, who was the delight of the rays me iseatnee Express, the man wid, the frolicsomeness of the dan- ship. It may be against precedent-
whole countryside. We remember one wno tendered the minister $1 for unit-Jcinir sunbeam. th Graceful twist of thoue-h it represents what Thomas
ef them. His name was Best, and we inS him with the girl of his dreams, J the creeping plant, and the light shiv- Jefferson did more than a hundred
called him "the best ever." He had deserves the persimmon. There wasLin- Af tbo crra blade and the vears am.- But there are. out this
all kinds of things ' that delight a fl ime when this -service was consid-j sierideTness of tiie willow. Some more way, a good many corn-fed and crude-
woman's eyes; new fashions, dress ered to be Worth, at feast $1.25. ' mush.' nlease! lv amateur diplomatists who believe
Through the season, various publications. SDedarfoTders Anrf th
like will be available, descriptive tof the Burlington circuit rates and
khrough service routes. , - .
R. W. CLEMENT, Ticket Agent.
L. V. AVAKELEV,
General Passenger Agent.
1004 Farnani Street, Onialia, Neb.
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