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PLATTSMOUTn SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY. JUNE 21. 1915.
Cbc plattsmoutb journal
Published S e m l-W ekly at Plattimouth, Nebr.
Knvreil at the Postofflceat PUttsmouth, Nebraska, as second -class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY.
I- Fortune has her throne upon
a rock; but brave men fear not J
to climb. Scott. -I-
Hail r.torms ami floods have raised
havoc in southwestern Nebraska.
Roosevelt ami Taft were scored by
Rryan in his peace speech at New
"Advcrtising is to business what
steam is to machinery the grand
motive power." Macaulay.
The two-cent rairoad passenger
rate stands in Nebraska, according to
the supreme court.
New trouble has arisen in Mexico
as a result of a break between Car
ranza and Obregon.
The interstate commerce commis
sion regulates all kinds of travel ex
cept that into the State of Matrimony.
Anyway, the fear that Mr. Bryan,
as secretary of state, would over
shadow the president is a thing of
From the way automobile prices are
coming down, one of the easiest ways
to earn money is to put off buying one
A bachelor may belong to all the
clubs in town; still, as he grows old
er, he begins to realize that none of
them is home.
".Some overloaded shelves in a Han
nibal dry goods store fell Friday night
and nearly killed two clerks. They
might have been lightened by judici
ous advertising." Kansas City Star.
Tommy Allen, brother-in-law and
one of the side partners of Mr. Bryan,
has gone to Washington and from
there he will go to Asherville, North
Carolina, to see Mr. Bryan, who is
sojurning there. Tommy still pos
sesses aspirations for the district at
torneyship, and may win out, not by
any means with the consent of the
democrats of Nebraska. There are
worthier democrats, and those who
possess far greater lejral ability. But
he is one of the Bryan family, and
must be taken care of, you know.
The Georgia governor extends
clemency to Leo M. Frank and com
mutes his sentence of death to life
imprisonment. The appeal of the peo
j le from all over the country in his
behalf was very great. A great howl
goes up from the people of Georgia,
but with the great pressure brought
to bear and surrounding circum
stances, what else could the governor
do? Of course the governor's action
will retire hirn forever more to
private life, but what of that if it
turns out he has saved an innocent
Today in America politics is
eliminated and all eyes are turned to
ward Washington, where the calm,
careworn and scholarly Wilson is re
maining steadfast at the helm of the
national craft. Let no man add to
the breakers that everywhere threat
en but let every true and loyal son
consider himself a part of the crew
charged with the duty of lending aid
to the captain ft the approach of
every need. This is n t tlir time for
ulking not the time for self-aggran-dhemeni.
It is a time to be men ar.fl
American, ready to undertake any
duty with unselfish thought and loyal
zeui. Aurora Sun.
i As liptvifpn i"jirrriiz!i- Villsi nnd
Diaz, give us Diaz.
No rain here for three days, still
we are not suffering very much.
That exhaustive inquiry has con
clusively proven that the Lusitania
The June briJe always expects to
be kissed. These arc trying times for
a nervous man.
The Russian's claim another
glorious victory, consisting of advanc
ing two miles after fallincr back five.
The glorious Fourth is but a few
days distant, ard Omaha will get all
of Plattsmouth's surplus money.
Fireworks are high this year and it
will cost the Plattsmouth small boy
good money to get an eye knocked
Every little while the Hal! of Fame
gets some advertising by getting the
names of prominent men connected
Last year's straw hat can be made
.much more stylish by soaking it in
water' and allow ing it to warp all out
It is quite possible for the June
bivlc to be pleased with your gift,
even if it is useful, instead of being
All Missouri is invited to Champ
Clark's daughter's wedding, and if all
send presents, and some of them do
not please the- bride, she will feel free
to trade them or given them away.
Two hundred and fifty thousand
dollars is needed to celebrate the
opening of the Panama canal. This is
an occasion where it will take a good
many thousand of corks for a salute.
With a wheat crop estimated at
1.jO,000,COO bushels, the speculators
would probably pay a liberal prize to
ihe man who cs:n suggest an explana
tion for the next rise in the price of
It is easy for some men to "bite off
more than they can chew." It is easy
to find some of them around the state
house in Lincoln. They will be side
tracked next year, and they will fiad
out which one of the boys they are.
Omaha is going to have some great
attractions on the 5th of July, and
they will be ready to take all the
money in sight. From two to ten dol
lars to see the auto races, and also
from one to live' dollars to see the
wrestling match. It will be an easy
matter to come home broke.
The annoyance of shooting crackers
and torpedoes on the street should
cease, even if the police officers are
compelled to make a few arrests.
They seem . to pay no attention to
Chief Barclay's appeal. Several of
these def.ers of the law placed in the
jail over night will "put the fixins' to
'em" good and plenty.
This week there will be held in Chi
cago a world convention of advertis
ing clubs, at which 10,000 experts
from all countries are expected to be
present. A president of ona of the
clubs, referrirg to the convention,
says more than 000,000,000 was
spent last year for advertising in the
United States. Advertising has be
come as necessary in active business
as a stock in trade, as buying and sell
ing. In advertising the question now
relates to the best methods, not to the
advisability of such an expenditure. .
LABOR AND THE WAR.
In several instances union labor
has taken advantage of thes tress of
war to secure a raise in wages. We
have heard of it most frequently in
England, but the same thing has
probably occurred in the other bel
ligerent countries. In some cases the
danger of drastic action toward that
end appears to have been averted by
a voluntary increase in wages by
But organized labor in England
seems likely to profit by the war in
a way much more important than a
temporary increase of wages. In the
announcements made with regard to
the munitions bill, which Mr. Lloyc
George will introduce next Wednes
lay, it appears that union labor is
about to receive a government sane
tion and even alliance that it could
not have hoped to get in norma
times. Munition courts or commit
tees, are to be appointed, composed
of equal numbers of employers and
workmen, which will have the power
to punish by fines offenses commit
ted by munitions, workmen. The
profits of employers will be limited.
They will be allowed one-fifth more
than the average of the preceding
hree years and a certain percentage
for depreciation of machinery. Any
surplus profit will accrue to the gov
The bill is designed to avoid state
compulsion, and the trade unions will
not fail to see in it the means of a
vast and permanent advantage to
themselves, for it will give them a
government recognition and patron
age which, though the provisions of
the bill will cease to be operative
when the war ends, may be expected
to continue in some form or degree
The London Times well says that
industrial conditions under such a
bill will give a measure of official
countenance to trade unions and be
stow on them a power such as they
have not enjoyed since the dav of
medieval guilds. It is not to be ex
pected that the new relation of labor
to capital and to government which
the operation of the bill will estab
lish will be readily surrendered at the
close of the war, and it may be that
it will be mutually so satisfactory
that its continuance will be desired
on all sides.
It seems likely that union labor in
all countries may profit in another
way by the war. At the last con
vention of the American Federation
of Labor the executive committee was
authorized to call a meeting of the
representatives of organized labor of
all nations at the place where the
peace congress shall be held, and at
ihe same time to protect the in
terests of labor in the peace settle
ment. The central labor organization
of France has approved the proposal,
and it is said to be certain that the
labor convention of England will
favor it. It is impossible to predict
the specific and direct advantages to
arise from such a circumstance, but
it is inconceivable that the voice of
'abor, the voice of those who had
borne the brunt of the fighting and
on whose shoulders would rest heavily
ihe burdens of restoration, would not
be heard with respect and heeded to
an important degree at such a time.
Governor Slaton is having a try
ing time of it in Georgia, since his
commutation of Leo M. Frank. Of
course the people of Georgia cannot
help being indignant, if they feel that
Frank committed the heinous crime,
yet there are those among them who
doubt that he did the deed. Governor
Slaton had a right, after a thorough
investigation, to his opinion about the
matter, and if he seriously doubted
that Frank committed the crime, he
done just what he ought to have done
commuted the sentence of death to
life imprisonment. In doing this Gov
ernor Slaton has proved himself a
courageous man in defiance of an en
raged and indignant community.
Those various Mexican answers
were expected. Each of the profess
ed leaders feels that he is the only
one on whom all factions can unite.
Usually a man who denies that he
is a knocker, is one.
Many things look reasonble merely
because you want to believe them.
The table has began to turn Mon
day was the longest day in the year.
Good roads and good schools is
what speaks for a county. Cass coun
ty has both.
"Tell the truth in advertising," was
the slogan of the big ad club meeting
We ought to hear something awful
ly startling pretty soon about our
Neutrality of action is easy enough,
but there ain't no such animal as
neutrality of opinion.
The man who doesn't get along very
well generally lays the blame on the
town in which he lives.
Don't be too progressive. Many an
over-progressive fellow is serving
lime in the penitentiary.
There is no reason why all the other
ncutials should not send Germany
copies of the American protest.
Mr. Bryan's friends are now offer
ing the explanation as to the real
cause of his resignation first suggest
ed by his enemies.
Notwithstanding the friendly char
acter of the letters of the president
and former secretary, there is un
questionably some bitterness.
Mr. Bryan modestly admits that he
lias received many telegrams of con-
ratulations. Who is sending them is
not known. Doutbless many men who
have accepted the designation Bryan-
itcs with pride are of the number. j
Well, Billy Sunday may not be so
objectionable after all, writes the cub
reporter, for he says: "If the news
papers were all suppressed I believe
that crime and sin would increase 100
per cent over night, and all hell would
hold a jubiless." Still, it was up to
Billy to say something nice about the
newspapers, for they have given him
several "sticks" of free advertising.
OUR FALLING MEAT SUPPLY.
A campaign of education lor in
creasing the meat suppiy of the coun
try has been decided upon by the
American Feed Manufacturers' as
sociation. The seriousness of the
situation was well indicated by G. A
Chapman, president of the association,
in saying that, within the past fifteen
years, the number of beeves raised for
market has declined about 50 per cent.
The figures, as he cited them, show-
that, in li;00, Go' beeves were raised
and sold for each 100 population, and
in 1314 the number was but 3G to each
100. It was his opinion that unless
the farmers can be brought to raising
more cattle for the table the United
States will be forced to depend upon
foreign countires for its supplies of
beef within twenty-five years.
The danger is not a new one. It
has menaced the country for some
years, and the rise in meat prices has
often, and correctly, been attributed
to it. The settlers who displaced the
anchmen in the west, southwest and
northwest, have used the lands for
aising crops and not live stock, and
they have, as a rule, raised crops to
be sold outright and not for feeding
purposes, borne years ago tnere Be
gan an educational campaign toward
showing the greater profits in stock
aising, and there are, of late, some
evidences of its effectiveness, although
Mr. Chapman's figures show that the
process of education has been a slow
one. southern planters are now saiu
to be turning their attention more to
the raising of stock than heretofore,
and in the west the growing popular-
ty of alfalfa may soon lead to more
cattle and lower prices. If not, the
beef trust will have to continue stand
ing as the object of the ultimate beef
THE POLITICS OF IT.
Ten davs azo there" was suddenly
thrust upon the country an event
which was not only dramatic, but
which was said to be big with the
fate of parties and of government. It
was net only, we were told, an ad
ministration that was disrupted under
our eyes, but a party that was riven
in twain. There was an immense
amount, of political speculation over
ihe occurrence. The papers were fill
ed with predictions of partisan re
alignments, new leaders, fateful ef
forts upon next year's presidential
election, and so cn. Democrats were
depressed. Republican;; were elated;
they said that the other -party was
now going to find out what it meant
to have a Taft-Roosevelt feud. Thus
the trail of politics was over it all.
But the singular thing is that this
trail lias since become almost in
visible. In less than two weeks, the
revei berating event which was to de
stroy President Wilson politically, and
split the democratic party assunder
has subsided into an incident which
is hardly talked about any more.
What is the explanation? Was it a
case of gross exaggeration merely
another instance of the American
ionclness lor seeing big politics in
everything that takes place? We
would not say that. It was not a mis
leading political instinct which
prompted the feeling that Mr. Bryan's
resignation might be earth-shaking in
its consequences. The possibilities lay
plainty in it. The materials for a
great explosion seemed to be unmis
takably in view. Yet a little time has
sufficed to show that we were all mis
taken about it. Not that Mr. Bryan':
getting out of the cabinet may not,
next year, have a certain effect upon
the plans of parties and the course of
the campaign. But the sense of some
thing momentous being immediately
impending has passed away. Every
body takes very calmly now what on
June i threw everybody into excite
ment. Nor is it simply because a new
ensation has driven out the old. We
have row got the old one in a truer
perspective and see that it is not
what we thought it was when it was
One reason why the country has
visibly changed its view about the
politics of the Bryan resignation is
that the bomb did not really explode.
The fuse was wet, and .only spattered.
What was to shock people out of their
beds, soon left them only bored and
sleepy. The Bryan miscalculation
whs so glaring. A politician to whom
popularity had been as the breath in
his nostrils, found to his surprise that
he had done an intensely unpopular
thing. Instead of plaudits, epithets
were thrown at him. Seldom can one
who had spent all his life trying to
understand the heart of the people
have read his oracle so wrong. Mr.
Bryan so fumbled the whole thing
from the start as at once to discredit
his own powers even for mischief-
making. A public man, the feeling
was, who could go so hopelessly
wrontr. and drive away in a day
masses of his thick-and-thin support
ers, could r.ot be such a formidable
noliticial fieure. after all. There was
not so much reason as had been
thought whv the president should
dread a rupture with him.
Whether Mr. Bryan actually had
any acute fears on that score, we do
not profess to know. If he had, he
kept them very much to himself. And
so has he kept to himself all other
aspects of the affair. And here is the
second reason why the thunderbolt of
ten days nas necome viuy as . Uu-
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zing of an insect at the window.
president has maintained absolute sil-
ence. No word, whether oi criticism,
complaint, or defense, has come from
him. Others might be all a tingle with
gossip over the effects of Mr. Bryant
defection, but Woodrow Wilson has
r.ot opened his lips. That this course
was profoundly sagacious, in a politi
cal sense, the result shows. Bryan
alone cannot keep up the interest ia
Bryan. He rises like a kite against
adverse winds; but thi president ha-.
refused to send so much as n Tvpfcyr
to his direction. The r.u-.li ii the
sagging and the dragging o:i the
ground which all now sea. xiieic is
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no golden recipe like silence, when the
slightc-t utterance will Le wrested,
vhen speech can only make a b.id
matter worse, and when leaving a
man to quarrel all by himself in
evitably makes of him either a nuis-
nce or a ludicrous personality.
"Reputed wi.se for saying nothing!"
Among statesmen, at any rate, it is
a rare cut: and tne president nas
never sr.own himseir a more skilled
Political manager than in refusing to
.;ay a word about what tne whole
country was, for a day or two, agog
In the little interval for reflection
-.nd settling down which we have had
ince the abrupt Eryan departure, one
political fact has become fairly plain.
Mr. Bryan may injure the president;
but he cannot any longer give him
substantial help. If Mr. Wilson is to
be re-elected, it will be because of a
rend of things in connection with the
war and with the country's prosperity,
over which Mr. Bryan could have held
no control whatsoever. If events
shape themselves favorably to the
president, he can be elected even in
the face cf Bryan opposition; if for
tune turns her back on him, then ho
couui not oe elected even with JJrvan
assistance. The gradual penetration
of this truth into the public mind has
had much to do with the quieting
down of the political sensation first
caused by the break in the cabinet.
Beginning as a furious boiling, it i.5
now only a gentle simmer. New
York Evening Post.
EXAMPLE OF SWITZERLAND.
There is no Swiss race. There is no
Swiss language. The people of Switz
erland are German, French or Italian
in race and language. But in patriot
ism they Ere all Swiss.
Of the twenty-two cantons fifteen
are German, five arc French and. two
are Italian. Incidentally it may be
mentioned that twelve of the cantons
are strongly Protestant and ten
strongly Catholic. Yet there is abso-
lutely national unity. Switzerland
stanJs soiJy anJ harmon;ougy for
Switzerland. The German Swiss of
gchaffhaus.en are not for Germany)
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the French Swiss of Geneva are not
for France; the Italian Swiss of Tic
ino are not for Italy; and this, in spite
of the fact that these outlying cantons
are almost surrounded by Germany,
France and Italy, respectively. Racial
ties and ties of language may be
strong, but the ties of patriotism are
In some respects the status of the
United States is similar to that of
Switzerland. There is no United
States race; no United States lan
guage. Many United States citizens
are of German or English or Italian
birth or immediate ancestry. But
they should, primarily, be for the
United States; the interests of the
United States should be far more im
portant to them that any sympathetic
attachment to the lands of their
origin. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
What is prettier than a pretty girl?
A prettier one, of course.
If some of the jingo advocates of
war would enlist, they might get the
"kinks" taken out of them.
The Ford has another valuable im
provement. It now has a left-hand
drive and a right-hand squeeze.
It is a year of events all over the
world, and the nation that escapes all
of these events will needs be wise.
Tommy Allen's mission to Washing
ton "is purely on private business,"
so he states, but he seem3 to have
found time to make a few statements
in regard to the Nebraska patronage
matter, and says the delay in appoint
ments is injuring Secretary Hitchcock.
But why injure Mr. Hitchcock any
more than Mr. Bryan? Is he not as
much to blame as the senator? The
truth of the matter is that according
to past usages, Senator Hitchcock is
the only one who should have the
power to make the appointments that
have been deadlocked through the in
terference of the ex-secretary of
state, and no one acquainted with the
situation in this state can blame Sen
ator Hitchcock for standing up man
fully for his rights.
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