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platts&iouth sisMi-weekly journal.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1915.
TZbz plattemoutb journal
Published Bml-Wkly at Platttmouth, N b r.
Entered t the rostoffice at Plattsmouth, NebrasU. as second -class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
Subscription Prloei S1.50 Per Year In Advanoe
City election Tuesday, April 6
don't forget the date.
IN JUSTICE IN POLITICS.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY.
V To live better today than I 4
V lived yesterday that is my f
-J "wagon to a star!.. To live bet- -V
ter means that I must work
J harder, think more, study more, 'l-
laugh more, recreate more, and
pray more. And what I must 2
do. you. too, must do, because J
we are both men. We are both
particles of a Divine Energy. J
NOT PLAYING POLITICS.
To keep a boy on
him an automobile.
the farm, buy
The riders are up now go to it
and take your choice.
The allies should also pass some
resolution against the submarine,
The professional kicker kicks at
everything in sight, and dents nothing
Mr. Root treats his presidential
boom as harshly as if it were social
If a man talks too much he is a gos-
s:n. If he talks too little he is a
clam. Poor man!
Some suprises are going to occur at
the city election Tuesday, April 0"
Mary that, please!
All roads lead to Plattsmouth, but
they are in a horrible condition, and
idovv in getting here.
Two weeks from tomorrow is Easter
Sunday. Hasten thgday, if it will
improve the weather.
The war is said to cost S375.000.000
a week. Whoever gets the money is
not saying much about it.
If the price of diamonds is to dis
courage propo?als, the girlo should
organize ante-ring societies.
This community is very liberal in
its views on city affairs, but it is not
ready to "have it rubbed in!"
The commander of the Prinz Eitel
is aware that some fellows with gas
pipes are waiting for him aroutia
It is a good deal easier to talk re
form than it is to actually work for
reform. It takes moral courage to
knowingly disturb one's business.
An officer is never worried about
r. fijrht a man he has arrested or fined
will make on him politically, unless
the offender belongs to an organiza
Some people never know when they
havr; had enough. Those are the fel
l(ws that sometimes "have to be
shown," as they do down in Missouri
when called upon.
The bottomless condition of our
avenues this spring is going to do a
ftreat deal in the advocacy of mac
cadfimizing those thoroughfare. Some
thing should be done with them, that's
a sure thing.
The legislature will soon vacate the
Ftate house, and there will be no tears
s-hed. It has been supposed to be a
democratic body, but was it?
Elected as democrats, it has been a
dismal failure. And the sooner it ad
journs, the better it will be for the
pnrty in the future. But most peo
j.Ic :r.ay forgive, but can they forget?
Is it possible that former Lieuten
ant Governor McKelvie is no longer in
good favor with the oracles of his
party? If that is not the case, why
is it that when a proposal is made
to wipe the smut from his legislative
record as presiding officer of the sen
ate, that body is assailed for "play
In the heat of debate a senator, pos
sibly through over-zeal, intimated
that in a former session Lieutenant
Governor McKelvie had favored
corporation by appointing a certain
committee for conference on the
Dodge gas bill. There was a plain
imputation that the lieutenant gov
ernor had been subjected to improper
influence in the making of his selec
tions, and while there was no charge
of corruption or graft, what was said
would inevitably lead to such a con
Mr. McKelvie has been out of
politics for some time. He was not
in position to respond to the senator's
reflection upon his official conduct,
even though it was a very serious re
flection upon the conduct of one who
is sensitive as to his political in
tegrity and his political reputation.
Any citizen who would not resent
that sort of a statement in so dignified
and important an official body as the
state senate would either evince a
willingness to be deemed guilty as
charged or would entertain no
adequate conception of the value of a
good reputation. Mr. McKelvie is not
that kind of a citizen. He takes some
pride in his reputation, personal and
political, and therefore took some
steps to refute the imputation of Sen
ator Dodge. Out of those steps came
the proposal for an investigation. It
was right that such an investigation
should be had and that if Mr. Mc
Kelvie had been wronged by the objec
lionable utterance upon its floor, the
senate should set him right and do
One is not playing politics who
seeks to preserve his reputation from
assault. No official body is nlavinir
politics that seeks to remove unwar
ranted stains from the records ef
former members or of citizens who
have been assailed.
Men in the heat of debate often gat
too zealous in the arraignment of
others. Charges that involve honor
and integrity are too frequently made
in the legislative debate. A half a
dozen instances have 'been noted at
the current session where members
seemed to entertain no conception of
the value of a reputation and in which
charges have been made that not only
could not be proven, but which were
manifestly unfair or false.
It would be wrong to deny to mem
bers the privilege of making assaults
n promoting legislation, but when
one has been made certainly the party
assailed may not with justice be de
nied a hearing, an investigation if
need be, and a vindication if possible.
Granting these processes for the
establishment of justice can hardly
with reason be termed playing
politics. Lincoln Star.
In the Bridgeport Herald, C. D.
Any man who goes about town these i Casper refers to C. M. Gruenther as
-a iager-Deer leuton," whatever that
may mean. We do not understand it.
but we can plainly see that it is not
meant as a compliment to Mr. Gruen-
The invention of fire-proof shingles ther. Mr. Casper says that Mr.
Gruenther was to have been selected
as internal revenue collector "to please
the brewers' trust." We kno.v that
our old friend Casper does not mean
to do anyone a wrong, but it is plain
days with a $100 bill in his pocket is
open to suspicion.
has been announced, but so far as has
been discovered no insurance com
panies have gone out of business.
Nevada has regained the easy di-jthat he has no correct idea of C. M
i,e;naeC i' K3,a,n Gruenther and his inclinations. The
. , . . , . .1 truth is that Mr. Gruenther is honor
& ' ed and respected by all the men. wom-
considerable business in that line. n und children f b; hrm0
:o: There he has ever been the leader in
The millinery openings suggest that the fight against vice. He is in fact
progress has been accomplished to- the fther of e Albert law' and h
Ti'i yrl o enffl o -i s coi-ia h acrAt nut enmo I
c ...... oc.v. o.w, through the legislature. It is the in-
casualities are expected when the bills justice that characterizes so much of
are presented to the old man. the political discussion in Nebraska
;o: that we protest against, and the in-
firecracker situation J " tauie ,n attach
I linon Mr. fJrllPntVmr TIo is nr lnnrroi-
Firecrackers are seven per J -.. - , ,
w, v V111VV MMVl fVWU 111CJI
cent higher now than last year, sub-1 like C. D. Casper should not do him
ject to delivery from China. And the J injustice. R. L. Metcalfe in the Oraa-
Fxrarth of July not so very far off. ha Nebraskan. v
:o. It is not Mr. Casper's fault, per-
Indieations point to a wheat crop haps, that he does Mr. Gruenther an
of ovrr 900,000,000 bushels this year, injustice, ivir. rasper has been a life-
rgainst 891,000,000 bushels harvested lon and devoted follower of Mr.
last year. Thisif realized, will make Crvan. Mr. Bryan's distinguished
the third consecutive record-breaking Mother, who represents him so ac
crCp. tively in Nebraska, as truthful, un-
o: selfish and patriotic workers for the
Senator John Mattes is frequently common welfare, who are too big and
spoken of as the next democratic can- broad to misrepresent an opponent
didate for governor. He possesses a mcre because he is an opponent, it
whole lot of friends among the mem- is from them, and from their close
bers of both the house and senate and "eutenants who draw their mspira-
officials around the state house. llon lrom them, that Mr. Casper has
I u: j? t - :.!
Who will be elected mayor? Don
s.11 'speak at once.
Everybody can have cornbread and
mush and milk. And it's healthy.
The groundhog doesn't hold good
this year by any means. He's an old
The Turks have been in Europe
only 402 years. Doesn't it seem longer
than that to you?
There may be found plenty of freaks
in the Nebraska legislature, and they
will be ready for engagements by the
time the circus season opens.
The latest is that Russia has its
czar, Germany its kaiser, lurkey its
tultan, England its king and Platts
mouth its mayor but who will it be?
The loan shark bill, telephone con-
demination of right-of-way, state
banks to become members of federal
serve banks, water power districts
and a new corrupt practice act were
passed in the legislature without dif
Germany, Russia, England and
Fiance all declare they will lisrht to
the end, and no bluffing. It ha. long
been the custom of nations engaged
in war to keep right on fighting till
they quit. So let 'em go to it till quit
ting time arrives.
John Redmond has promised Ire
land soliditary for the perpetuity of
Great Britain. General Villa talks
the same way about Mexico when a
third party is mentioned. It is the
When the time arrives for the next idea of the kind man Chris Gruen-
award of hero medals it is to be hoped ther is.
that the Carnegie commission will not Nebraska has no better citizen than old, old story of the family getting
tverlook the fact that the Ind iana I Chris Gruenther. Incorruptibly hon- I toccther when others interfere.
cgislature, in a recent session, killed c-st, clean-minded, a man of broad
101 fool measures in fifteen minutes. and generous sympathies, a demo-
:o: cratic democrat to his finger tips, he is
Banishment cf table wines by gov
ernment edict has brought to the fore
in Russia a beverage which seldom
has been used outside the peasant's
cottage. It is "kvass.'
There will be only one Friday on
the 13th this year, and that will come
n August. Superstitious persons will,
however, continue to keep their fingers
crossed on other Fridays.
RX-President Taft said in an ad
dress recently in New York that in
1910 this nation was on the eve of a
revolution. The fact is the republican
masters had so administered this gov
ernment that the courts Were top
pling, judges were believed to be uni
versally corrupt, corporate power had
been permitted to subordinate the in
dividual to the pbint that he had be
come a subject.
Speaker Champ Clark suggests that loved and respected by all who know
this is an especially appropriate time him. He has been guilty of two
to institute public work by the fed- faults. One is that he is a democrat
.ax, Mai a,m munic.pa. govern- me otner is mat he does his ot.ti cioseiv resembles lager beer in color.
ments would seem to be much more thinking. Neither of these would be
sensible, and productive of much bet- a fault in themselves. Mr. Bryan i
ter results than a "buy it now" cam- not intolerant of democrats. He is not
paign directed principally at the con- intolerant cf men who think for
turner, whose individual load is suf- themselves -provided they are not
ficiently heavy enough as it is. democrats. But when a democra
:o: thinks for himself, and his thinking
A Kansas editor arises to remark Jeads him in another direction than
that in a recent sermon in Phila- that Mn Bryan indicates, he has com-
delphia Billy Sunday spoke the truth
ii is more like American root beer in
taste, and is also non-intoxicating.
Another incidental curiosity about
Russian fare, is the fact that the
American griddle cakes makes its ap
pearance in Russia for one week only
in the whole year. That week is the
one preceding Lent. The griddle cake
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Only twelve more days till Easter,
after which we may have some real
Let the city put in a stone crusher
nd maccadimize the avenues this
Spring, if nothing more.
What has become of the old-
fashioned judge who used to try Dr,
B. Clark Hyde of Kansas?
is disguised as a special luxury under
mitted the unforgivable offense. That Li,OMmo
1UI ",,tc 1,1 1,13 I1C,, "e caueu l"e offense was committed by Mr. Gruen
business man a coward. The business
man is a coward when he stands for
ther, and in consequence there are
many people in Nebraska, not per-
men like li:lly bunday. He is a coward sonal, acquainted with hi who
wnen he submits to poliucians and al
lows them to run his country. He i
a coward when he submits to a lot of I
have been taught to believe, and who,
in their simple-minded, trustful and
fully at any or all meals during the
week. It is served with a garnish of
caviar, thick, sour cream and melted
Will Maupin has removed his "Mid-
UI1JUJU1V.1UU3 W rt. V (111 lillt-I Ll V lit?- 1 it - r i . t t
intellectual crinnles to whom th. nin .. .." nesi aiagazine ' to umana, wnerc it
neve, that Mr. Gruenther represents. t .i.- v., ... it. i
win oe puimrieu in uie luture
m his person and m his politics, all Maupin may
that is base and vile.
of personal selfish glory means more
than the business health of their
One of the features in present con
ditions in Mexico, says the Lincoln
There are other democrats in Ne
braska, quite a number of them, who
are unfortunate enough to be in the
same boat with Mr. Gruenther. But
circumstances conspired to make Mr.
have his faults (but
where's the man who hasn't the
same?) but there is not a man in the
state who has done more to build up
the state, and bring resources and
everything pertaining to Nebraska's
welfare directly to the front. We be
Uncle Sam's neutrality is kept in
uch a pickle all the time he should
have no trouble in preserving it.
Nevcitheless there are parts of
Europe where the American free lunch
counter would make a decided hit.
Governor Spry of Utah has vetoed
the bill for prohibition sent to him by
i the legislature, and as the legislature
has adjourned, his veto stands. In
asmuch as the ralo in favor of the
measure was 21 to 2 in the senate and
40 to 5 in the house, it looks very
much as though Governor Spry was a
Trade Review, is the constant Gruenther Prom'nt in the lists and lieve he has made a good mW, as
he has accordingly been made an 0maha is threc limes as larfre as Lin.
change in the city of Mexico of the
power in control. For a period, the
Villa faction held the city; then the
Carranza faction held it and now
Carranza is evacuating the place
and the Zapatas are promising, not
If Mr. Casper, like other good men
who have joined in the chorus of
wicked detraction of Chris Gruen-
coln and the metropolis knows "what
a good thing is" and are ready to en
courage all such that will boost the
city. The last issue of the "Mid-
West" was the best issued yet r.nd if
ther, could know him as his acquaint-
even in the distance, what the ultimate anCeS kll0W hm' he WUld b manly Will receives the proper encourage-
end of the factional revolution in enouh to be? h,s Pardon. It will be I ent he wiU provo a ffrcat boomer for
Mexico will be. That country is going P Sad day fr the lemocratlc P" Omaha, as well as Nebraska
1 J I . 1 A 1 A
v,,,o4, o v. j .. wnen me decree becomes oinciai mat
is nrobahlo this will nnntinno Wil t5. there S n P13"5 " t fr men f the
zens of that country recognize the Gruenther type World-Herald
hopelessness of life and property pro
tection under existing rnnHitinne .m,l Somehow it is not always easy to
Five proposed constitutional amend
ments arc now on the general file of
the senate, in addition to the submis
sion of the question whether or not
the state shall vote on the question of
a constitutional .convention. A motion
was adopted by the senate last week
that none of the bills submitting a
make an appeal m to this country to disPlay the samc admiration for your
police that nation so that a stable gov- wife's new hat after yu lcarn the
ernmeht can be formed. This nation Price
can afford to do that if the best that :o:
the republic to the south of us pos- A genuine optimist is a man who constitutional amendment should re-
sesscs in the way of its people, shall believes that in the course of time ccjve consideration until the one hav
ask this country for police support the Culibra cut will stop sliding and :ng in ,j0 -with the proposed conven-
and the request shall come strongly stay cut. tion was first disposed of. Mr. Nrum-
and from the different factions; then :o: bach's cornmitlee reported the con-
with reasdnable safety could we enter Business in Jerusalem and Jaffa is vention nlan for consideration the
Mexico and '6hter it only with the well dead, largely because of the shop sup- middle of the week and before many
established purpose of restoring peace plies domineered by the Turkish days the vote . will have been taken
and that only. Notwithstanding the army. Tin cans are in especial de- that will decide the matter for this
long years of revolution and trouble, I mand, lis they are used to transport session. It is known that a majority
the sentiment of this country is not water to the troops in the desert, of the senate favors the convention
so great today for armed conquests- as Most of the English, French and Rus- idea, but whether the necessary two-
it was three or four years ago. We sian buildings have been seized, and thirds can be secured is a question. It
still want to help MexicCTf we can, the beautiful French church of St. does not now appear that it could be
but we do not want to possess it. . I Ann has been turned into a mosque. had.
Few persons realize the amount of
supplies being purchased in the Unit
ed States by the different nations at
war. The largest single order for
j sugar ever given was placed in the
United States last week by the Eng
lish government. It consisted of more
than 2,000,000 bags of 100 pounds
each. A remarkable fact connected
with the war and one which is hard to
explain is that the consumption of
sugar in the United Kingdom has in
creased since the war. Much sugar is
used as a luxury and the usual effect
of war is the curtailment of luxuries.
According to British estimates,
Germany cannot be starved by a
blockade, but her military operations
can be impeded by depriving her of
Base ball fans throughout the coun- copper and other materials used in
try have adopted a watchful waiting making mines, weapons, explosives
policy, but intervention is expected
Two weeks from today and then
comes the tug of war for city officials.
So far no particular interest has been
"This year's styles," says Judge,
are certainly tough on the blind.
Granted. But some of them should
make the deaf hear.
socn after the umpire begins to call
balls and strikes.
Country-cured hams have sold on
the streets for 12 cents a pound,
and nice ones at that. Tacking house
hams for 20 cents. There should not
l e that much difference in price. Most
people prefer the country-cured.
and ammunition. Germany has seven
cows to every one in the United
Kingdom and has twenty million hogs,
or one for every three inhabitants.
Germany's stock of wheat and rye
is also adequate if the harvests are up
to the average this year. The British
government has little faith in starva
tion as a means of winning, in spite
of all the fuss about the blockade.
Save 0oe Bushel of Oats fed.
Qui of Every Five
?tIake your horses lise every ounce
of nourishment in every pound of
feed to best advantage.
fcl:c:3CZ5c. SOc, $l.CQ-2S lb. pail $3.00.
will do ilii:? - it has been known to save as
lru.' h us a b'.'shel of oata but of every five,
by insuring thcrcugh digestion and assimi- '
! xfi'n. Tiiis i? well worth while .t the
j-is;"it pr'icc of feed.
The results health, ppirits and fine
appearance make it
highly profitable even
if feed cots nothing.
1 ryrratts Animal Reg
ulator thi3 year and
the ether Pratt Reme
dies, everyone the best
of it3 kind. Refuse
substitutes; insist on
Di ifarfr ajd Fin!: 7
For 'tSo vjn:c!r and !iorr.-jri
cure of n!l Ror. ruts, irmohca.
rrr.itc. rff... nothing e-.t hIe I'rk'ta
"3i.tu.'adiaa Cuarastced or Money EcV
33 Get Praitt Almanac.
J. V. EGENBERGER, Plattsmouth
WOLFF a AULT, Codar Cr&bk
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