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PLATTSMQUTH SOU-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
MONDAY, JULY 5,
Cbc platf smoutb journal
Publlhd eml-Wekly at P I at t m uth. N br.
Entered at the Postoffice at PUttsmouUi, Nebraska, as srcond-class mall matter.
R . A. BATES Publisher
Subscription Prloei S1.50 P e-r Y mmr In Advanot
Modern civilization is a joke, but W. E. Andrews, former auditor of
it is a sad joke. the treasury department at Wash-
:o: ington, was in Lincoln this week.
OUR NATIONAL HOLIDAY.
There is, and should be, a general
Don't aim too high, or you may And he had no more tahn landed in feeling that the principal holiday, In-
miss the diamond at your feet. the capital until some republicans be- dependence Day, should be generally
:o: lean to boom him for governor. He observed. All who can should cease
A man who talks politics all of the I has just finished eighteen years' from their ordinary labors and devote
service at a good salary, and that the day to such ends as will make it
ought to suffice for any ordinary man. different from any other day in the
-:o: vear. Patriotism has the one dav in
The writer was most agreeably the year. Religion has two days in
' time hasn't many friends.
Children Cry for Fletcher's
It is the unexpected that happens
ind quite as often the expected.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY.
The pleasant things in the
J world are pleasant thoughts, J
f and the great art in life is to
have as many of them as pos- v
i ible. Bovee.
An hour in the garden is worth a
week on the street corner.
Not always, but sometimes, bad
luck is a blessing in disguise.
Harry Thaw, let us admit, is not
insane. He is only7 easy money.
Some men will not work and they
cannot invent a scheme that will.
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The price of wheat keeps dropping.
until it is nearing the dollar mark.
OUR CHIEF EXPORTS.
surprised yesterday afternoon when J the year Thanksgiving Day, when
Hon. C. F. Wortman of Claremore, the nation is supposed to bow its head
Oklahoma, stepped in upon us. As in gratitude to the Grand Architect
The afflictions . of . our neighbors
, ' C. .
never seem to be as serious as our
Everybody wants to go to heaveiT,
yet nobody is clamoring for rapid
Everybody wants to celebrate, of
course. But where? Not at home
I guess not.
The most troublesome ghost, and
the one that will not down, is the
The big wrestling match will take
hundreds of people to Omaha who
would not otherwise go.
Only two days till everybody will
break for Omaha to spend the Fourth
und their surplus money.
Keep both eyes on the man who
advertises. His goods are worth ad
vertising, and hence worth buying.
Some men have been so successful
in obtaining office in this world that
they figure to have charge of the
wing and halo department in the
When it comes to doing something
that ought to be done, some of our
people are likened unto cold molasses,
they move toi slowly and get there
In view of the fact that little coun
tries no bigger than . Maine have
armies seweral times the size of that
of the United States," talk of "mil
itarism" in this country is foolish.
There seems to be plenty of car
nival outfits in the country this sea
son. Only the fourth one has made
an effort to get into Plattsmouth, and
the season hasn't half expired. Come
The man who can get work and
won't work should be made to go
hence. Twenty-five or thirty dollars
a month and a good place to sleep
and cat should be good enough for
Everyone should pay tribute to the
Old Liberty Bell. Every ten-year-old
, boy and girl in the land almost, knows
the history of the grand old bell, and
as long as life lasts, even in the com
ing generations, as long as the grand
old Stars and Stripes continues to
float over this country of ours, the
Old Liberty Bell, and the trying
times connected with it, should never
be allowed to be "forgotten by the
youth of the land. . It meant liberty
to the people at that time and should
mean liberty to all the people at this
The complete detailed report of the
foreign commerce of the United
States for the month of April con
firms the guess that munitions of war
comprised, but a very small part of
the increase in exports. The dis
patches have told of enormous con
tracts for war munitions accepted or
rejected. These may be true. But
if they are, comparatively few of tho
contracts have been filed. The ex
ports for April were valued at $161,
122,390, or an increase of $105,225,-
977 over the exports for April, 1914.
Using round figures, the increased
value of exports was distributed as
follows:. Breadstuffs, $58,000,000;
cotton, $9,000,000; leather and manu
factures of leather, $7,000,000; meat
products, $12,000,000; chemicals, $3,
000,000; automobiles, over $5,000,000;
brass and manufactures of brass,
nearly $3,000,000, and wool and manu
facturers of wool, over $1,000,000. The
France is arranging another $50,
000,000 credit in the United States,
The French government has sent out soon as our gaze fell upon him our cf the Universe for blessing, and
turn I mind reverted back several years Christmas Day to observe the time set
circulars asking citizens to
American securities in exchange fori
government war bonds. The Ameri
can securities will be deposited as col
lateral for the new credit. .
An exchange says: "The man who
spends his time waiting for something J
when Mr. Wortman was a very prom- apart as the day of joy for the com
ment figure in the democratic politics ing of the Great Teacher of Teace on
of this county. We were very inti- Earth, Good Will to Men. Patriotism
mately associated at that time, and has its day in Independence Day.
no doubt would be today were he a I There is no doubt that wc are getting
resident of Cass county at this time, farther and' farther away from cele-
He will return here in a few weeks on bratin the true spirit of the holidays
to turn up would run like a turkey if business and we win then perhaps mentioned. The American flag and
the thing that commenced to turn in
his vicinity happend to be a hoe in
stead of a roller-top desk." While
admitting the truth of this, it may be
.said that if $5 a day could be earned
with the hoe as well as at the roller-
top desk it might be more popular.
Hoeing is not so bad, but the curb
stone in the city is more popular with
many of them who don't want to
work at any price.
You ought to be worth $2,000, ac
cording to the following talk on our
national wealth, which has been in-
enjoy a longer
total value of explosives exported in
A -, .oc. ((,1l!SQ, .pi , - creasing at the rate of ? 10,000,000.
April was $6,07b,883. The value of
cartridges was $2,043,667, of dyna
mite $147,283, of gunpowder $417,919,
and of all other explosives $2,863,014.
For the ten months' period ending
April 30, the value of exports of all
explosives amounted to $21,163,099,
as against $5,471,247 for the ten
months ending April GO, 1914.
The increase in breadstuffs, in
leather manufactures, in automobiles,
in cotton and in brass manufactures is
all a result of the demand caused by
the war. Some of the cotton and
some of the bras: manufactures might
properly be classed as war munitions,
although it would be difficult to esti
mate the percentage. The value of
hcrses exported during April was $7,
088,811, while the value of mules was
$2,334,744. The exported horses, it
will be observed, were valued at more
than all war munitions. There were
distinct losses in some articles of ex
port. Agricultural implements, for
example, were an little demand in
Europe. During the ten months coal
and coke exports showed a loss, but
April showed a large increase. Thi
same is true of cotton and cotton
manufactures. While American pros
perity is "spotted," business is ex
panding in most lines and is not con
fined to manufacture of deadly weap
ons and ammunition.
uuu ten tnousand millions every
year for the last decade, will mount
up at a much faster rate if the spirit
of economy which has ruled for many
months continues. Our total wealth
more pleasant I its meaning should be impressed on
the young at all times, but on the
Fourth of July the flag should have
SEEING AMERICA. ls greatest vogue in the celebration
The great army of Americans that wf Independence Day. It means more
heretofore has invaded Europe every to have the flas waving and the
summer fc.rw i, .,.tj; i,1(. bunting streaming than it does to
It . .111 .
quite pleasantly at home this year. nave continued nomoarument irom
Reports from the national parks, from morning until night with high power
the Panama exposition, and from the explosives. 1- lags in the Japeis oi
thousands of nlares of interest in this coats, it the day is not too warm lor
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country, show that the American peo- coats- or pinned to the breast should
pie are finding as much pleasure and be a popular form of personal adorn-
satisfaction in "serine- America" as nicnt on that day. Every home should
have its Hags displayed. The hyphen
should be lost right of for the day
and the holiday should be savored
with a spirit of thanksgiving that we
are living under the Stars and
TIio Kind You Have Always Bonglit, and which has hv.cn
In use for over SO years, has borne the signature of
- and has been made under his per-
yr 4f 7"; , ' eonal supervision since its infancy.
tvzrVs. 'c4U4; Allow no one to deceive you in th is.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good aro but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Iofauts aud Children Experience against Experiment
What is CASTOR I A
Castoria Is a. harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric. lrops and fcoothinjr Syrups. It is pleasant. Jfi
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other 2arcoUo
Fubstanrc. Its ago is its guarantee. It dextroys AVorras
and allays Fcv .rishness. For more than thirty years it
lias been in constant use for the relief of Constipation.
Flatulency, "Wind Colic, all Teethinjr Troubles and
Diarrhona. It regulates the Gtomach and Iiowcls,
assimilates the Food, givinjr healthy and natural fclee?.
The Children's PanaccaTho Mother's Friend.
GENUJNE CASTOR I A ALWAYS
(Bears the Signature of
Ik Kind Yqu Have Ahays Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years-
they ever fount! across the sea. Even
the "fashionable set" whose members
would have felt disgraced had they
not spent a small fortune every year
hobnobbing with the lackeys of
European nobilityy, seem reconciled Stripes, in a land that is free of
to the commonplace simplicity of v-'ar' dreadful consequences. Fourth
increased from ?107,100,000,000, in home fo,k n(, home Gf July would be a good time for
rctary Lane of the interior depart- those vho mav not have "ivcn nillch
ment estimates that more than a hun- attention to it before to renew the
dred million dollars have been spent Pllge of Plattsmouth: "Our coun-
cvery year for a number of years by try In her intercourse with foreign
Americans in sight-seeing abroad, nations may she always be right; but
From a financial standpoint this con- our country, right or wrong."
v:t if ii i tt n A'orv linaw A r;i In jm Iho . - " - " O C -
United States, and but a small per Hor:;ea killed in the European war
TME CENTAUR roMPASV, rv:w V O H K ctTy,
Tomorrow (Sunday) is the Fourth,
Jjut Monday will be the day to cele
1901, to $187,700,000,000 in 1912, or
from ?1,S18 to ?1,9G5 for each man,
woman and child in the country. To
day our national wealth must stand
at well over ?200,000,000,000, equal to
$2,000 per head, a showing not equal
ed by any other land
Evcry line in a newspaper costs the
proprietor something. If it is for
the benefit of the individual it should
be paid for. If the grocer were asked
to contribute groceries to one abund
antly able to pa j' for them, he would
refuse. The proprietor of a news
paper must pay for the free ad
vertising if the beneficiary does not,
and yet it is one of the hardest
things to be learned by many, that a
newspaper has space in its columns to
rent, and must rent them to live. To
give away rent for anything less than
living rates is as fatal to a news
paper as for a landlord to furnish
Nothing worth while is ever said
over the telephone, that is, almost
If the weather will permit wheat
cutting will be on next week good and
Is the day of big strikes over? No
sooner do they threaten than a blight
falls on the idea. There's a better
TIIE HOY AM) HIS CHANCE.
cent of the money so spent ever got arc eaten by soldiers, according to a
back to this country. This year, this Chicago dispatch, which says: It
money is being spent at home and costs, on an average, $300 to set an
will remain at home. And this hun- Iowa farm horse down back of the
dred million dollars will not oulyUr.ttlc trenches in good condition. It
bring pleasure -to the thousands of taes from three to six months to hnd
Americans who will spend it, but it the horse, sell him a couple of times,
will bring comforts and happiness to until he reaches the agents of one of
the thousands of Americans who will the European governments, ship him
receive it. As the merchant's adver- across country in an express irain
tiscmcnt declares, "Every dollar will and across the ocean in a big steamer, tempted jo;t concerning the restaur-
do double duty." The pleasures of train hin to stand gun lire and to re- ant Jpaf suar Dmvl disturbs us not.
going abroad are largely imaginary, fpond to bugle signals and make him Isn.t there some Rort of one thing or
anyway. Ot course there may be ready to mu me name aiair on. another on every doorknob, every
some genuine joy in repeating the Once he gets within reaching distance iianciraif every piece of furniture,
fantastic stories found in the guide of the firing line the horse is killed amj SQ on aj jnfintum ad nauseau?
books of Europe, and in "rubbing it on the average in seven days. Three I . :o:
in" on the folks who never get months and $o00 gone in seven days! That the American line is taking
farther awav than "back in Indiana." But not quite gone. Back of the no chances with German submarines
Pro.-peels for a tremendous wheat
crop, unexpected a month ago, causes
the wheat market to be somewhat
We refuse to be further stirred up
over the germ theory. The latest at-
The preacher is not alone in hat
ing the devil. The devil has few
friends, notwithstanding his numerous
Clothes make the man in fewer
instances lately than ever before, and
makes the girl not at all. She does
not wear enough.
The Ohio man who committed sui
cide with a safety razor may have
been trying to see if it was sharp
enough to cut whiskers.
How do you feel the public pulse?
Or do you? Don't you merely form
an opinion of your own and then go
around as though everybody be!.ives
Anybody with honey-locust trees
around his house could have named
his place "Honey Chuck," but Champ
Clark was the original-minded man to
think of it just the same.
make up the official war bulletins.
This is the season of college com- but beyond this the European tourist fighting columns travel great butcher is shown in the following announce
mencements, when thousands of finds but meager compensation for shops on wheels. As soon as the ment, sent out last Saturday: "The
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The devil used to be known as the K 1 a women are starting me money spent. Ana tnc muow "-" American line again announces mat
Father of Liars but he seems likely Jrove what stuir is in them, wno stays at home and reads aout pincies ppeu. ivvi, nuunucu i us umteu stales man steamers piy-
to lose the title to the fellows who wnat sort ot world no tney go j me signis 01 r-urope. Knows a tnou- 'iu i -i 'j mK 'uianj' it.-,wt;i.-ii xcw jum mm
into one where the doors of oppor- sand times more about them than picked up and turned into fresh meat Liverpool have not been carrying and
lunity are closed or one in which they does the tourist who gets his informa- for the soldiers. His hide is saved to will not carry ammunition, munitions
may reasonably hope to find employ- lion from a French guide whose Eng- be tanned into leather and make boots of war, or articles destined for the
ment for their utmost powers? They Hsb is more wonderful than are the for the rren in the trenches. This is use qf the armed forces or of any
arc going out into a lire which is sights. And in these days of moving a new lesson in efiiciency. government department of a belliger-
richer in opportunity than it has ever pictures, with an investment of five 'o: ent stale or articles consigned to the
been before, says the Chicasro Rcc- cents for a comfortable seat, one can The wedding of Champ Clark's authorities of a belligerent state,
ord. The idea that opportunities have Lee more of the real sisrhts and won- daughter at the old home in Bowling
Thc Glorious Fourth is right upon
us and every politician is looking
over his best string ties and dusting
off his stock of platitudes in hopes he
may receive a call at the last mom
ent to make the ee gle scream at some
school house celeb ration.
Ever observe carefully a bridge
party in full swing? Not a tenth of
the gossip going yi that there was in
the old-fashioned sewing circle. Have
a good word for bridge.
The Plattsmouth mothers lire
pleased to see the love for nature
manifested by the anxiety of the beys
to camp out, but more likely it is
simply the fact that they want to get
rid of the work around the house for
a few days. "Oh, were you ne'er a
school boy, and did you never trair.:,"
Wall Paper. Gering & Co.
been cornered that all the doors of ders of Europe in thirty minutes, than Green, Missouri, this week, was one
success have in some mysterious way a tourist could possibly see in six of the greatest events of its character
been partly closed by economic condi- months' travel. And with an addi- that ever occurred in Missouri.
lions that the poor boy or any sort tional outlay of twenty cents, the There is nothing particularly strange
Attractive Eastern Tours
Excursion fares are now available to Atlantic City, New York, Bos
ton, Portland, Me., Atlantic Coast resorts, Maine, Canada and the Lake
It is almost impossible to exaggcr,
ate the importance of the German of a boy hasn't as good a chance as whole family may enjoy the luxury, about the bigness of the affair, when
strength in machine guns. They had his father or his father's generation So why go abroad? And it is pos- taken into consideration the great
a stock of o0,000 on hand -at the be- had is a great mistake. Never were siblc for an American to find more ness of the father, coupled with the
ginning of the war, and have been there more onnnrtunit ipk of .vn. v I th.-.n ihn nnlinn r.!p.nro in sopin? hieh esteem in which he is regarded
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keeping this supply from their arms kind than there are in America today. America at this lime and in this, year by his many friends throughout the York one wgy
factory. A favorite trick is to leave New avenues, unsuspected by previ- of our Lord. Nature seems to have United States. Champ Clark's friends . . ranMi, Kiaara VaU thp.r T.awreneP RivPr rprfinn- tho
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..,,, tun o lwo niuaen ui a ous generations, have been opened, taken note of the difficulties of Euro- are everywhere, and many oi me way thr0IJgh Washington or the Virginias. All recreative and historic&l
ceiiar or similar p.acc of concealment The old avenues, instead of being pean travel, and has prepared un- noted men in and out of congress at- regions of tne East may be visitef hy means of these circuit tours,
unm ine enemy s advance has swept choked up in any way, are seen to be usual sights to attract and entertain tended the wedding in honor ot fapeau
by, and then open fire on the rear, wider and more complicated, oppor- Americans who miirht feel bored or er Clark, whom they revere as highly
The post of the men serving the gun tunitics increase because social de- disappointed. And such sights. Never as any public man in the land,
is of course hopeless, but thev are man,ij w i n .. .. u. ,l. t r . -n;
i k.-uoi;. ,t muy iv buru mat i in mi irie ajes since me l I I rv5 np nuhlir
fairly certain to sell their lives dear- the typical Amrirnn ri,rv f ihJt: v,.,.- v, -,i, nrnAttr.A K.,rh In St. Louis a girl opened her dc- serve tue puu
y, continuing to fire their guns to rise from small beirinnin-s to sub- honntif.il rr,,ns a nw now spread out ceased uncfe's bible the other day and Train No. 2 reaches Chicago at 7:00 a. m. for early morning eastern
the end. As an instance of the dead- Utantial achievements lias not been over the United States like a blanket found $200,000 worth of stock that is connections, and tlieLoUDge Car Train, No. 12. arrives Chicago at 8.09 a
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y swiftness of machine gun fire, it is told for the last time. The conditions of irold and e-roen. A trip across prefedly good. More people should in. lor Uie lorenoon connections.
Ticw Train Service: Denver-Chicago Train No. 10 and
the Billings eastbound Train 44 are now operated to and through Omaha
-arriving at Omahaha 1:10 a. m. Street cars and autos on arrival to
stated that a man coming under the which render the telling possible still the great prairies of Nebraska at this cpen their bibles, this newspaper has
fire of one of these weapons and shot exist. For those who leave college, time would unfold a panorama of long contended.
through the head, can be struck yet as well as for those who lack this beauty and luxury and wealth that
ten times more in the second or two preparation for the struggle of life, would outrival the seven wonders of Occasionally some fact leaks out to
that he takes to fall to the ground. the-path is paved with chances which the world Reeine- America is the indicate that the future historians of
insight, pluck and perseverance can finest sport and recreation that the the war will have plenty of interest-
change to solid success. world affords. in material.
Paints and Oils. Gering & Co.
Con8ultwith us regarding your eastern tour and.
let us help you plan it in the most attractive way and
arrange your acoommodations for ypu.
R. W CL EMENT, Ticket Afiont.
L. W. WAKELfc-R, General Passenger Agent,
1004 Faraam Street, OMAHA, Neb.
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