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THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1915.
PLATTSMOUTn SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAC
Cbe plattsmouth "Journal
Published 8ml-Weekly at Platttmouth, N b r.
Entered at the Postofflce at I'Uttsmouth. Nebraska, u second-class mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
Subtorlptlon Prloei S1.50 Per Year In Advano
THOUGHT TOK TODAY.
l" The great business of man is -l-
to improve his mind and gov-
ern his manners; all other pro J
jeets ami pursuits, whether in
our power to compass or not, !
J are only amusements. Fliny.
I'.usy week for the High school
All occasions arc solemn to the
Monday, June 14, is Flag Day. Ilc
incnibcr Old Glory.
The Italian press seems to be a unit
in criticising the war's delay.
Next Monday will be observed as
Decoration Day in I'lattsmouth.
On the farm is a good place for
the town boy to spend his vacation.
What to do with the young boys
during vacation is another important
Diplomatic notes are so dignified
that it is a mystery why they are not
Xeithor did the Declaration of In
dependence cause men to refrain
from getting married.
Neither will your home life be
happy if ycu go in for oriental rugs
en a rag carpet income.
The governor may leave the state
occasionally by desijjn, so the contrast
will enhance appreciation.
Every town has two classes of peo
ple builders and destroyers. Of
which cla-s do you belong?
Good times are ahead of those who
go after them. Hut the laggard will
always have a grunt coming.
Happiness looms ahead of the old
est inhabitant. It will soon be time
to swal the fly good and plenty.
The man with the hoe has been on
the job for many years, but there are
t,tl plenty of weeds to work on.
It is an easier matter to get into
war than it is to get out of it. And
the United States does not propose
to take a hand unless forced.
There's talk of legalizing polygamy
in some of the warring nations. Good
way to multiply and replenish the
losses by war in those countries.
The crops arc reported in spienuid
condition, and about ready to supply
a feast to the swarms of insect pests
that are increasing in all sections.
That we will miss the Indians is
ir.al dear by the fact that we per
tinently name hotels, towns, skyscrap
ers and summer resorts after them.
After one gets to be forty-five
years of age and too old for military
service, he feels free to denounce the
supine conduct of the government
in dealing with the war situation.
Since J. P. Falter of I'lattsmouth
.'s .so insistent that "Stand Up for Ne
braska" be adopted by Nebraskans
as a state-wide motto, it is suggested
that the I'lattsmouth Commercial club
will adopt it as an official slogan, put
it on their printed mnUer, and boost.
That's the thing to do. Lincoln Herald.-
THE ACCOMMODATING GUOCEK
When a customer asks for credit, if
he has a fair rating the dealer is
pleased to accor imodate him, sells him
what he wants at the lowest price he
can make, gives him his own time to
pay, delivers his goods a mile or prob
ably two miles away. His bill may
amount to $1.3", more or less; some
small items is forgotten amounting to
15 cents, and that is delivered. When
pay day comes his bill is $27.00. He
can only pay $15 now, but next pay
day he promises to pay all up. The
genial and accommodating grocer
says that's all right and he is allowed
to run another month. When that
time rolls around he comes in with a
hard luck story about his family being
sick or his mother-in-law died and his
wife had to go to Illinois to the fun
eral. His bill is $42.25 and the best
he can do is a payment of $10. Now
the grocer needs his money and if he
insists on a larger payment the cus
tomer is very much offended. His
tlignity is aroused and he tells the
merchant he will pay when he gets
ready. He then goes across the street
or down a block or two and starts an
account with another grocer and does
the same stunt over again. This
same old story happens every day.
The jast four or five years the mer
chants have been organizing all over
the country to head off this pernicious,
dishonest and aggravating habit that
the average people practice on the ac
commodating dealer. The peopb' must
be educated, but the grocer himself
reeds to be educated as much as the
people he deals with. If he would
give the customer to understand that
his record must be looked up be
fore he could open an account the
customer would soon learn that he
could not go from one store to an
cfher and leave bills scattered along
his pathway where he moves from one
part of the city to another. Omaha
A low down man says: A lot of
club women should be at home club
Elaborate plans, as usual, are being
made for the patriotic celebration of
the national Memorial day, in many
states by double-header ball games.
There is a popular feeling in Platts
mouth that the enjoyment you get
from looking at your neighbor's gar
den never causes you any backache.
Italy has a grievance against
Austria, and new has a good chance
to thrust, her on the side. Austria is
quite powerful yet and may give the
Italians all the war they want.
Forty thousand mules, to be used
by the English army, began to move
through Newport News this week.
Work on the construction of giant
pens to stable the animals while they
are vaiting to be put on shipboard
have begun. Heretofore all the mules
shipped from this country to Europe
have gone through New Orleans.
The Journal doesn't believe there
is any occasion for a declaration of
war between the United States and
Germany. All this exchange of words
between the government and Germany
was brought about by the hot-heads
of this country who want to protect
the Yanderbilts and a few others who
took their liven in their own hands
when they sailed on the British
steamer Lusitania. The government
ought not to be held responsible for
the foolishness of a few of its sub
jects after they had been warned not
to depart on this ship. If it had been
!in American ship with the Stars and
Stripes floating over it it would be
We certainly have had plenty of
Nature is seldom neutral; it is near
ly always too hot or too cold.
Love in a bungalow puts a new face
on it. but the income remains the
Instead . of worshipping dead
heroes, China might try to find a few
It is now estimated that it will take
fully 10,000 men to harvest the wheat
crop in Nebraska.'
The cartoonists must view with
alarm the activity of safety-razor
salesmen in Russia.
Straw hats hold bravely to the open,
but white shoes saw their shadow and
have gone back in the hole.
Having made a pot of money by
putting up stocks, Wall street is now
making another pot by putting them
Wars may come and wars may go,
but Chief Sam goes on trying to
colonizing Africa with Oklahoma
After all the international hysteria
over the war baby situation investiga
tion has shown less than a dozen
cases where 2,000 were reported. A
comparison ot tnese figures witn
those of normal times would be in
W A R'S li A R B A R 1 TI ES.
One of the newest "barbarities" of
war to be widely denounced is the
chemical bomb that causes stupefac
tion or death by the release of poison
ous gases, llie ircrmans are cnarjreu
with having used it first, though they
retort y alleging it was first used by
the French army. It is pretty plain,
lowever, that it was first used effec
tively and on a large scale by the Ger
mans. Ine war correspondent, ler
telli, in his dispatches in last Sun
day's papers, reported that he found
t used by French and Germans alike.
English and American newspapers
heatedly denounced this manner of
fighting as contrary to the rules of
civilized warfare," but now we find
General Kitchener announcing in
open parliament, that England will
be compelled to resort to it in order
to keep up with the enemy.
Americans, though, will be special
ly interested in a Chicago dispatch to
the New York World saying that a
series of exhaustive experiments will
be conducted at Fort Sheridan, under
the supervision of United States army
officers, with a chemical bomb recent-
y invented in this country. Con
demned cattle will be the subjects,
and the inventor declares their death
will be instantaneous. The inventor
Dr. L. R. Fowzer tells the Wrorld:
My bomb will accomplish more to
ward eliminating war than your pleas
for peace. When science succeeds
n making war so deadly that men
will recoil from it in horror, then
peace will have made gigantic
Men originally fought with stones
and clubs. By and my such a barbar
ous weapon as the bow and arrow w as
invented. Catapaults were devised.
Gunpowder came along, making
chivalry a defunct institution. Great
cannon were made, and men slew each
ether at a distance of miles apart.
All these things were designed to
make war deadly and calculated to
cause men to "recoil from it with hor
ror." Now comes the submarine, the
airships and gas bombs, fresh bar
barities, though no greater advances
in horror and deadliness, perhaps,
than the inventions that came before.
Men are "recoiling with horror,"
all right, but war continues. And
each fresh barbarity, as it comes
along, is eagerly seized upon and ex
perimented with by governments,
even our own, that consider war as
still a possibility of the future no less
than by those that are experiencing it
as an actuality of the present.
ITALY IN THE WAR.
The practical entry of Italy into the
European war malestrom by the ac
tion of her parliament in voting all
power into the hands of the cabinet
to do what the cabinet sees best,
throws the weight of a great nation
into the balance. Whether Germany
and Austria are ready for this con
tingency remains to be seen. So far,
thsre is no doubt Germany has held
her own against the remaining coun
tries. She has not whipped them, but
considering the terrific odds against
which the two have been fighting, the
fact that Germany has so far kept
fighting on alien soil is in effect a vic
tory for Germany. However, with
Italy coming in from the south on
Austria, there is some question as to
what will happen. Austria will have
to divide her forces, and then the ef
fect of Italy engaging in the great
conflict is something that can only be
guessed at. There is a possibility
that Greece and Roumania may enter
to help the Allies, and that Bulgaria
may be called in to help the Germans
and Austrians. There is little wonder
that Germany would be ready to par
lay with the United States in the face
of such obstacles, and postpone any
hopeless differences with this coun-
ry. Should Germany emerge from
her conflict with anything like a
favorable outcome, it would be a great
thing for that country. The world has
never seen such an arraying of people
against another people as the Teuton
people are facing, and so far they
have borne themselves so that their
enemies must have profound respect
for the Teutons. In such a position
as she finds herself Germany may feel
justified in adopting any ends to de
fend herself, though the remainder of
the civilized world, which is being af
fected by some of Germany's meas
ures in self defense, may not agree
with her and may resent her course.
Our people who desire to celebrate
on the Fourth of July can make up
their minds to go elsewhere.
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A man in Evanston, Illinois, w;is
fined $5 for kissing his own wife the
other day. Some men take awful
When he read of the riots following
the resignation of the Italian premier,
Secretary Bryan concluded to stick a
But it is not likely that Secretary
Daniels will grant permission to every
patriotic girl that wishes to be mar
ried on a battleship.
No, Plattsmouth will not celebrate
this year. Plattsmouth people are too
busy improving to bother with a
Fourth of July celebration.
Some American cities will keep on
changing their time schedules until
the sun will become so befuddled it
won't know when to settle anywhere.
"Blessed is he who keeps his
troubles to himself," says a wayside
philosopher; and thrice blessed is he
who refrains from making trouble for
Acrcage of watermelons in the
United States is reduced this year by
30,000 acres, says the Department of
Agriculture, thus reducing the "moral
hazard" for youngsters by at least
Some farmers are reporting that
the chinch bug is damaging the
wheat crop. The crop has to be killed
about four times before harvesting,
and it might as well be the chinch bug
as anything else.
Republicans and democrats are
trying to figure out who will carry
Nebraska, but we vould say to those
who have their eyes on some par
ticular graft, not to "count their
chickens before they get out of the
shell." The people arc not going to
be hoodocd by politicians like they
used to be. The days are passed for
those who are in politics for their own
selfish benefits, whether they be re
publicans or democrats.
"My first thought is of America,"!
jays President Wilson. And so it
should be with all who make their I
home in the "Land of the Free!"
Philadelphia the other day saw two
halos around the sun and they were
scared by the phenomenon. They are
trying to figure out whether it means i
war or peace for us.
It is a little early to suggest can
didates for next year, but for gover
nor ana u. . senator, numerous
names on the democratic side of the
house have been mentioned. For gov
ernor several small fries have been
proposed, any one of whom would not
know how to conduct the ollice if they
got it. And we here predict that
Senator Hitchcock will be re-elected,
or the next senator will be a repub
Some fellows think a rru;i can't be
a good democrat unless one thinks
!nd believes just as he does. We can't
r.ll be leaders, but some who do not
pretend to lead are more capable of
leading than the fellows who
themselves up for leaders. The most
successful leader is he who concedes
his party associates the same right as
he takes upon himself the privileges
of condemning that which he thinks
is wrong and approving that which
he things is ritrht. And there is no
use to try to drive people when they
think and believe they are right.
Again there is occasion that forces
one to say a good word for iormer
President Taft. He is a good deal of
man, it seems; surely he show;
well when the pinch comes. He is a
first-class American, and this is say
ing something, says the Decatur lie-
view. Reporters flocked to him to
learn what he had to sav about the
Lusitania. They wanted him to say
.something about what action, in h
opinion, the country should take. Mr.
Taft politely and firmly told them he
had nothing to say along .that line.
Others has been named to handle this
matter, and it was not for him to say
anything that might add to the bur
den of responsibility resting on them.
That was thought and said like a man,
a high-class American.
IIOW TO DERIVE HAPPINESS.
There are no perfect happiness in
this world. No cne lives but has his
thare of sorrow to bear. Sympathy
of friends may alleviate but cannot
lift the burden from the shoulders.
Some sorrows are of your own mak
ing. Some are caused by others,
those who have been dear to you,
whom you have loved or for whom
you are responsible. Some, like the
death of one near and dear to you,
are in accordance with the laws of
God. Grief that is unavoidable
should be borne with courage. 'When
you find yourself unhappy, stop to
think what makes you so. Is it some
fault of your own? If so, think
whether there is net something you
can do to make matters better. If the
fault is another's, still see whether
you cannot help make it right. When
nothing can be done, do not sit and
nurse your grief. That only makes
it heavier. Bather try to get your
mind on something else. There are
sources of happiness to which you can
turn if you seek them. A good way
to lessen your sorrow is to seek out
those whose sorrows are greater than
your own. Just as happiness that is
shared is doubled, grief shared is di
vided. Nothing can make you happy
if you do not cultivate the proper dis
position. Then cultivate that. Do
rot allow trifling matters to disturb
you. Seek happiness by giving hap
piness. Kejoice in all the good in
others, in all noble deeds done, in all
that helps the world to grow better.
Much sorrow is selfishness. Put
relfishness out of your heart, and you '
will find happiness looming up much '
larger than sorrow. i
. j . j
Department of Agriculture comes'
to the rescue of the rag patch name)
"grape-fruit" and suggests that it be
called "pomelo." Seems to us it used
to b? "shaddock" in Webster's dic-
tionary, but docs that sound too much;
like a fish? j
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Crop damage reports has boomed
wheat prices again.
Storms in Nebraska have had a
-erious effect upon crop prospects.
Things are getting to the f nnt
when a nation may have to go to war.
One trouble with the gent with the
hard luck story is his willingness to
Tke difference between inspiration
rnd "hunch" is largely a matter of
If this war keeps on it may lead to
the discovery that the earth is the
hell to which the wicked of the other
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Levi P. Morton talked much on his
01st birthday, but he did not profess
to remember any bigger war than the
one now raging.
President Wilson has shown such
scif-control in this crisis that he
hasn't run down once to the postofiice
to see if there was a letter in his box
from thp kasier.
So far there has been no very
strong demand from Amtri-an citi
zens that the lx.ac n which Dr. Dern
burg goes home sfiall take any un
It is a tussle to determine whether
the high seas were made in Great
Britain or made in Germany? Eng
alnd, like the republican party in
former elections, "claimed every
thing" until it was sat down upon so
hard that it found out it did not own
the earth, like England has found out
it does not own the seas as in former
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