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rLATTSMOUTn SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, JULY 15. 1915.
GERMANS DON'T WANT WAR.
Ilereafter it may be called Russian !
Oe plattsmouth journal
Published 8 m l-W oekly at Platttmouth. N b r.
Entered .t the Postofflce at Plaltsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
Bubtorlptlon Prloei S1.50 Per Your In Advenoe
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY.
It is a matter of economy to
be happy, to view life and all
its conditions from the bright
est angle; it enables one to
seize life at its very best. It
expands the soul. II. W. Dresser.
That was certainly a gully-washer
An Indiana grand jury has "tag
ged" Tom Taggert.
America will not act hastily in the
present crisis with Germany.
The town clock is almost human.
It seldom tells the exact truth.
German dyes are much needed in
this country, but Germans dying is
There is nothing that reconciles us
to other people's misfortunes like our
The big raias Sunday night and
Monday morning done considerable
damage to property in the north part
If you expect gratitude in exchange
for favors bestowed, return your re
spect for the human family by re
turning the favors.
KNOCKING RURAL SCHOOLS.
American factories can turn out
automobiles faster than foreign buy
ers can take our horses. Henry Ford
can almost do this by his lonely self.
Did it ever occur to you how many
fellows of inferior quality are fixing
themselves to run for the democratic
nomination for governor?
If the kings of Europe are not ex
posing themselves on the line of fire,
it is not because there would be any
audible protests from this country if
It will probably not be easy in the
future for excitable looking strangers
to walk into J. P. Morgan's front door
and sit down in the best plush chair
in the parlor.
Some of our people have always
been in favor and against commission
form of government, and are yet, but
don't you think it would be a good
thing right now?
Somc fellows may try to defeat
Woodrow Wilson on the one-term
proposition. But the man who suc
ceeds in securing the nomination on
this pica will never be elected. Mark
It is believed that Mr. Bryan, in
his devotion to the one term plank,
would at the present time patriotic
ally and unselfishly sacrifice any
chance he could possibly have of be
ing even re-elected president.
The newspapers make a good deal
of the fact that President Wilson
stopped to render aid to an over
turned motor party. Whoever 13
president, it alway3 scem3 to attract
a lot of surprise when he act3 liks
an ordinary gentleman.
The civil service reform farce
should be repealed,., and give i3 "to
the victors belong the spoils." Then
there will be less trouble about the
appointive offices. When the demo
crats are in fire all republicans bodily,
and the same with the democrats
when the republicans are Li power.
The esteemed Saturday Evening
Tost compares the average country
school to the penurious process of
stealing pennies from the children
with the advantage on the side of the
latter performance. Which is some
slam, and, we believe, unmerited. Con
solidation and grading of the rural
schools with better housing and ade
quate pay for teachers is doubtly a
worthy movement, and a needed im
provement over conditions as they are
today. Yet a chance to compare the
pupils of the dreary, one-room, one
teacher schools which dot the Ne
braska landscape, with the pupils of
the modern educational plants of
towns and cities, is likely to convince
one that the rural system is not so
deficient in planting the rudimentals
of an education, as the editor of the
Post seems to believe. Sometimes
we think that the pupil in town, sur
rounded by all the comforts and con
veniences ot modern educational in
stitutions, cart less for education than
the country kid who must tramp a
mile to the bare and battered box of
a building which serves him as a tem
ple of knowledge. Possibly it is the
difficulty of ac pairing an education, or
such a start ii that direction as the
country school affords, which makes
it more appreciated. Besides, school
is more of a diversion in the rural
districts than in town, where there is
more "going on." Theoretically, of
course, the town or city or consolidat
ed school, made modern in every
method, is far superior to the despis
ed little red school house, or white or
brown or ding,y gray, as the color
scheme may be. But it isn't well to
despise that which can show so much
in the way of results. It may be
destined to go; to give way to bigger
and better buildings; to more modern
methods of pedagogy, but it has a
record of usefulness and achievement
behind it which Americans should
cherish as a jreat factor in the build
ings of a nation.
One of the greatest delights is to
watch a beaut ful woman who doesn't
know she is a beauty. But in this
man's town most of them know.
One swallow and a robin doesn't
make a spring, but a couple of swal
lows and a blind robin sometimes
make a fellow think that he is a bird.
The stage may be glittering, and
all that, but any magazine devoted
exclusively to things theatrical is
really as dull as the Congressional
It is claimed that the farmer who
does not own an automobile is not
"in it" any longer, but anyway he
knows that his wife is staying at
home quietly doing the chores.
: o :
They are still hanging negroes
down in Georgia. But it is a safe bet
they deserve it. If northern people
had such things to contend with that
the southern people have, they would
be more desperate than the people in
the south. It makes a great differ
ence sometimes whose ox i3 gored.
There is on-j certain gentleman who
has been holding a lucrative state ap
pointive office for eight years past,
r.nd now he thinks he is big enough
for governor, and is working awful
hard to induce some of his friends to
boom him. But he doesn't boom worth
a cent. In the first place, he isn't
qualified, and in the next place he
will have to remove that iron band
from around his head before he can
be elected to any state office, much
!cs3 that of the high position of gov
ernor. He his had more than he is
entitled to already.
Leading Germans do not want war
with the United States. They are
willing, it apepars, to concede many
points to avoid a war, if reports that
come across the waters are to "be ac
cepted as true. Expressions made by
thoughtful men indicate that the in
fluence of the United States in the
war in Europe would be a grievous
burden for Germany to bear. It is
taking a stand for humanity in de
manding that indiscriminate raiding
of commerce be stopped and that pro
vision be made for safety of non
combatants in the sinking of vessels
by submarines, the whole world not
already in the war would be siding
with the United States. While the
most aggressive of the war party do
not see it this way, men who are
not so aggressive in military and
naval affairs see it. They say that
while the United States would be un
able for a long time to furnish any
soldiers to add to the forces of the
allies in Europe, it would be able to
accelerate the manufacture of war
munitions, it would eventually be able
to throw into the war a largo navy
and a large number of aeroplanes
and submarines which might. count
heavily and that eventually the Unit
ed States would have a large well
equipped army that would mean
much. Germany has no intention of
provoking war with the United
States. Germany is now conceding,
so says Von Jagow, minister of for
eign affairs, according to an inter
viewer, Miss Jane Addams, that there
is nothing wrong with the United
States allowing the exportation of
rms. Indeed, it is beginning to ap
pear, from statements made by manu
facturers of war munitions in the
United States, that Germany is get
ting immense supplies here and put
ting them through, either by way cf
Greece, Denmark, Amsterdam or the
Scandinavian countries. An em
bargo on war munitions would cut
Germany off, too. War with the
United States would cut off food ship-
mpnts to Germany and Germany con
trives to get food supplies in, not
withstanding the blockade. A Bridge
port, Conn., manufacturer of war
munitions is quoted as saying Ger
many is getting 15 per cent of the
war munitions manuractured in
Bridgeport, where the largest amount
of war munitions is being made. The
cry that Germany was being unfair-
y treated in the sale of munitions to
the allies is therefore without force.
In the meantime, Germany doesn't
want war with us and won't have it.
: o :
"Seeing America First" is also a
kind of life insurance; you're more
apt to live through it than when go
All the good that automobiles do
may net be at once realized. They
make even a lazy man hustle to get
money enough to buy one.
Apparently there is an unbridge
able chasm between tho:-c who, holt!
that criminals arc mentally defective
and those who think they can be re
formed. :o: .
With the abolition of capital pun
ishment, even the humblest citizen
without any money at all escapes the
gallows. Such is the leveling of our
Watermelons have reached their i
apogee. The meloniam is here.
"Don't overestimate people," says a
pastor; particularly during courtship.
Thirty-two bushels to the acre have '
a thrifty sound to the farmers of Ne !
Some men endeavor to do what is I
right, but in many instances their J
tires will skid. . !
Note succeeds note and nothing
done. The pen is also more dilly-dal
lying than the sword.
Big business might get out ofj
politics if politics would let big busi
ness alone; but it won't.
Sixty days ago the farmers could
have had uso for rain; even now they
are not profaning, merely grumbling.
A bitter argucrer may glory in his
dominance of the field; but people
! just go away when he comes around.
The war and the weather combine
to strengthen the faith of the people
who believe the end of the world is
Truth is stranger than fiction; and
what happens as this war progresses
in Europe will be full of astonishcrs
.nd paralizers. The present form of
European civilization may be totally
It certainly was the irony of fate
that a world's champion by the name
of Cutler should have been so badly
used up by a pair of scissors. Come
on, Mr. Gotch, and get a dose of the
President Wilson does not view
matters critically at all with Ger
many. It takes a level head to run
this great country of ours successful
ly, and that's what President Wilson
i3 doing, and he will get to the end in
safety for the people.
The Russians have won ano;hcr
glorious victory consisting of retreat
ing so fast that iaiy couldn't all be
Don't try to locate the library on
some lot just because the owner
wants you to. Remember past ex
periences. :o :
A man who has drawn a fat politi
cal salary for twenty or thirty years
for doing nothing in particular is apt
to say, in retiring, that he has "given
the best years of his life to the public."
Last night when we closed our doors, we had
finished the largest day's Clothing and Furnishing Goods business that lias ever
been done by a Plattsmouth clothing store in any single day. We do not sfeak
of this boastingly, but Ave take it rather as a handsome tribute to truthful adver
tising and honest' value-giving, .which we have established as the cornerstones of
The bargains are truly wonderful and need only to be seen to make good our
claims. The reason we're offering them, simply this, we must cut our stock to a
certain figure before we close this sale on July 24th.
Come early and get the best. Open evenings during sale to accommodate
shopmen and farmers. .
stiil it lains, and at times
NOT AN INSOLENT NOTE.
Some of the anti-German jingoes
in the American press were most in
temperate in their denunciation of the
most recent German note, giving
some color to the otherwise incredi
ble charge so often heard that there
are American t newspapers bent on
promoting a war that will involve this
Any newspaper writer who could
denounce that note as "a climax of
improdence' must entertain some
other feeling in the matter than any
that could be inspired by the diction
or spirit of the note.
Anyone who could discover in the
German reply "the most insolent
note ever addressed by one govern
ment to another" gets from it a
significance not perceptible to the
most of us.
It is true that the note is not re
sponsive to the suggestions made in
President Wilsons note on any of the
vital points mcussed in the latter.
But there is a notable evasion of any
thing that can sound to any sane man
like insolence. There s nothing im
pudent in it.
The worst that can bo found in this
note, so far as the spirit that marks
its diction is concerned, is a firm and
avowedly kindly denial by one friend
of the contentions of another.
Americans who are not partial to
war and bloodshed, and who are in
terested in upholding or promoting no
other interest than the common in
terests of all Americans, will be able
to discern in this note no such studied
insult as the jingoes profess to find
There 13 nothing in it that pre
cludes the possibility or advisability
of further and continued temperate
and friendly negotiations that shall
not cease until the humane principle
iJiall have been recognized by all and
shall become established between the
powers now at issue.
President Wilson will discern the
temper of that note and will respond
in kind. He may be relied upon to
do that, despite all the jingoes every
where. And the great body of the
American press will be with him.
The farmers arc surely becoming
Wc don't mind to much the hats the
women wear as wc do the protruding
In the meantime there is no use of
Un.cle Sam becoming as crazy as
"Women without the ballot are
Eerf;," says a Boston suffragist. Serf
Germany is not fighting for exist
ence, perhaps, but militarism on
earth may be.
If these rains keep up it will he
very difficult for most farmers to save
their wheat cros.
With due regard for our national
fashions, wc refuse to let any base
ball player select our smoking tobacco
Yale beat the tar out of Harvard
in the recent boat races, and Prof.
Taft has enjoyed other triumphs over
Teddy Roosevelt during this strenuous
"Gotten" may be your pet aversion,
but how do you like "be having?"
Somehow suggests the vocal perform
ance of a certain melancholy long-
The experience of our oWn army
demonstrates the value of inoculation
against typhoid, but it is hard to get
a healthy civilian to submit to injec
tion of serums.
It ought to be possible for a man to
hold up his head in the community
and be considered an object of re
spect, even if his machine can't climb
a 10 per cent grade on high speed.
There is optimism in the agricul
tural department at Washington in
dealing with the prospective corn
crop. The department figures it
out that, notwithstanding excessive
rains and continued cool weather,
the crops of this year, with favorable
conditions for the remainder of the
season, will be a quarter of a bil
lion bushels larger than last year,
when it reached two and three-quarters
England last Saturday night called
upon organized labor to come to the
aid of the government in -the serious
crisis developed by the shortage of
war munitions. The minister of
munitions, Lloyd George, issued an
appeal to the trade unionists, signed
by tho united labor leaders of the na
tion, urging every skilled workman to
enroll as a volunteer in the munition
factories. The proclamtaion described
the ammunition question as very
All the statesmen are for economy,
but when it should take effect is a
disputed point resulting in increased
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All this land is close to school, on
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