The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 19, 1915, Page PAGE 4, Image 4

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    MONDAY, JULY 19, 1915.
tAGE. 4.
Cbe plattsmouth journal
Publlchtd 8ml-Wekly at Plattmouth, N b r.
Xnterod at the Poatofflce t I'Uttsmouth. Nebraska, as second-clasa mall mattr.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
Subscription Prloei St.
Let us be of good cheer, re- !
membering that the misfortunes j
i hardest to bear are those which
I never come. Lowell. !
4iII V V i VW
Very frequently charity is a curse
to the community.
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The farmers begin to look on the
bright side of hope.
Some men are extravagant, while
others are kept poor by a sym
pathetic nature.
Certainly our city council cannot be
accused of being neutral. It is always
kicking or being kicked.
Omaha boasts of a charming widow
who has brought up seventeen chil
dren and three husbands.
Uncle Sam's crop of wheat is now
officially estimated at a billion bush
els. Some bread basket, eh?
The thirty-year war, however, was
not the longest, as some old married
men would be willing to testify to.
There being exceptions to all rules,
s-ome lawsuits to break the will are
ended before the estate is exhausted.
When a man is seen closely study
ing columns of figures in the paper,
it is not so apt to be the expenditures
of the government as the averages of
the base ball teams.
The business men do not get much
benefit out of a carnival down cn the
bottoms. The streets are almost de
serted after the carnival opens up at
night: Some businesses suffer in this
Some people do not seem to care
whether they have weeds around their
property or not. An able-bodied resi
dent is not a good citizen that will
let weeds collect around him and go
to seed.
The American people arc determin
ed to support President Wilson's for
rign policies, but they do become a
little impatient over being compelled
to change their minds so often re
garding Mexico.
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While it is safer for people to
travel to Europe under the American
flag, and they may thus avoid getting
this country in trouble, many tourists
couldn't do it because it would look
as if they were "afraid."
President Wilson has given up his
trip to the exposition, but state legis
lators from all over the country, at
a sacrifice of their private interests,
have gone there at the taxpayers' ex
pense to see that public interests are
looked out for.
It is very ridiculous for the coun
try paper to tell about the farmer
painting his barn, but it is enterpris
ing journalism for a metropolitan
newspaper to tell the color with which
the summer resorter decorates her
reception room for a card party.
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A machine that will de tect a lie is
the latest. Prof. Hugo M'J isterberg,
the renowned Harvard psychologist,
has just had finished by Harvard
students in hi3 laboratory a series of
more than one hundred experiments
which prove conclusively by means of
a little instrument known as a
sphygmometer, that any person who
tells a lie can be unfailingly detect
ed in the falsehood.
SO Per Year In Advano
Growth of Wealth and Debt.
The Buieau of the Census has
brought together into two volumes all
the statistics pertaining to wealth,
debt and taxation that have been is
sued in various bulletins the past year.
The bureau estimates the total wealth
of the United States in 1912, exclus
ive of Alaska and insular possessions,
at $187,729,000,000, showing an in
crease of 75 per cent in eight years.
It is frankly an estimate, but the bu
reau believes that it is as accurate as
the previous estimate in 1904. The
great increase in railway valuation,
however, raises the suspicion that part
of the growth is represented by a
change in the basis of valuation for
purposes of taxation. But however
much guess-.vork there may be in the
estimate of the wealth of the coun
try, the figures on the growth in pub
lie indebtedness ere indisputable. The
ret public indebtedness in 1913
reached the total of $4,850,461,000.
The federal debt was $1,028,564,000,
or $10.50 per capita. The combined
debts of all the states amounted to
but $345,942,000, or $3.57 per capita.
The debt of all the counties amounted
to but $345,i)42,000, or $4.33 per cap
ita. The municipal indebtedness
amounted to $2,844,883,000, or $54.27
per capita. It will be observed that
the municipal indebtedness was much
more than half the total.
The per capita figures, except those
on the national debt, have little mean
ing. Some states have no indebted
ness at all. Some counties are sim
ilarly blest, or, in some instances,
curst. The per capita figures on mu
nicipal indebtedness are especially
misleading, for the inhabitants of ru
ral districts bear no part of it. In
some cities the per capita debt is very
high, being $178.3$ in New York. In
St. Louis it is only $27.75. The in
crease in municipal indebted
ness throughout the entire coun
try between 1002 and 1913 was
114 per cent. There has been a vast
increase in revenues, due to higher
valuations and increased tax rates,
but the expenditures of over 2,500
population in 1913 being more than
$138,000,000. During the same year
the states ran behind over $15,000,
000. The national deficit for the year
just closed is reported to have been
over $35,000,000. There is probably
little more extravagance now than at
former times, but governmental activ
ities have been greatly extended.
One of the gravest problems of thf
future will be the financing of the
public business in an equitable man
ner. :o:
It is quite apparent that 1915 is not
to be a repetition of 1816 Eighteen-hundred-and-froze-to-death.
The ex
pected never happens.
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We believe that summer has at last
arrived, and that the corn crop will
come to the front in "great shape.
Nearly two months of rains every
other day ought to be plenty for at
least a couple of weeks.
Assassination is not a short cut to
any kind of justice. The crank who
shot Mr. Morgan discovered this as
thoroughly a3 has the other crank
who shot the Austrian archduke and
thus precipitated the greatest war in
The many friend.? (and they are
legion, loo) are after Dr. P. L. Hall
to run for governor. If he will con
sent to the use of his 'name for the
position, that's all he need do, as his
friends are so numerous throughout
the state there would be no question
as to Dr. Hall's nomination and elec
tion. He is tlvj ideal candidate. And
ail others had just as well stand
from under.
New moon and still no let-up on the
rain proposition.
Straw hats are becoming so cheap
that even the horses can wear them
The Missouri river is still at its
old tricks of shocking some of its best
A great victory in Europe now
usually consists in recapturing the
trench lost the day before.
We cannot see how Plattsmouth
could possible improve more than it
has done so far this season.
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Responsibility isn't such a burden
but what most men are willing to as
sume it for a cash consideration.
Mexico City gets along fully as
well when there is no president hang
ing around her as when there is.
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When the war ends, as it must
sometime, the German socialists can
point with pride to their great victory.
A St. Louis sign writer has dis
covered that pro and con are ab
breviations of producer and consumer.
Only men who wear sixes can find
their size of white shoes in the show
windows. That's how they underesti
mate. -:o:
With all the dangerous cranks run
ning around loose, it is to be hoped
tflat President Wilson will abandon
the habit of answering the door
bell in person.
Speaking again of the downfall of
civilization, not enough sixteen-year-old
chickens are spanked by their
mothers and fathers for staying out
late at nights. The young people of
this nation are learning too much too
Very frequently the question is
asked, "How long will the war last?"
If one is to judge from the state
ments and acts of the leaders engaged
in it, and they should be able to form
an opinioii if any can, it is to last
for a long time. There have been
many contracts made for war sup
plies which contemplate deliveries for
two or three years, and one for a
large amount, continuing for five
years. That would indicate that the
purpose is to carry on war for a long
lime. On all fronts there seems to be
a checkmate. Sometimes one side
gains a little and sometimes the other,
but the contest is practically in the
same position it was six months ago.
The difficulty is that in this trench
warfare, the defense, whichever side
it is, has an enormous advantage. An
advance must be a frontal attack
against a fortified position, and ac
cording to the books on tactics, to be
successful the attacking body must
greatly outnumber the defenders.
Small attacks, mining trenches and
rushes may be successful in limited
areas where there is no superiority
of force in the attacking party, but
these things have no very great in
fluence in determining the close of the
war. The armies on both sides re
main intact.
All attacks must be of this kind.
There can be no more surprises, no
more outflanking, for the aeroplanes
will instantly detect the movement of
any large bodies of troops. It there
fore seems that the war must be a
sort of siege affair, in which the
armies always can retreat and always
can be supplied. There will never be
another army shut up as Bazaine was
when Napoleon III invaded Germany.
It must always be a frontal attack
on trenches. With modern tools, the
largest army can intrench itself in
ten or twelve hours, and under favor
able circumstances in two or three.
There were 300 miles of two lines of
trenches built, extending from the sea
to Swityerland, with connecting ap
proaches, in a very short time and all
done under fire. With slight inden
tures, those lines stand today, just as
they were nearly a year ago. None of
these things indicate an early closing
of the war. World-Herald.
A plea for the farm wife was made
at a bankers-farmers conference held
in Chicago recently. An appeal was
made to the bankers that they take
the wife into consideration in the
making of farm loans, and to fully ex
plain to her the effect of notes and
mortgages that she is required to sign
and the liability that she takes upon
herself. It was said in the majority
of instances the wife attached her
name to whatever papers were placed
before her, not knowing whether she
was signing a death warrant or an
agreement for divorce. And the
point was made that if the farm wife
could be taken into the confidence of
the business end of the household and
given instructions as to the whys
and wherefors of the various transac
tions pertaining to the business of
the farm, there would be fewer fail
ures and fewer farm mortgages fore
closed. And in the event that the re
sponsibility of managing the farm
should be thrown upon the wife on
account of the death or disability of
the husband, her knowledge of the
business would enable her to provide
for herself and family. There have
been many complaints filed in behalf
of the farm wife. Many of these
complaints have been met and remedi
ed, but there are others remaining to
be worked out. And it is large
ly due to the curable disad
vantages of the farm that the boys
and girls leave the farm and that the
farm wife 6o frequently becomes a
drudge and loses interest in all save
the treadwheel that wears her life
away. Among the disadvantages that
might be remedied to a very great
extent, is the loneliness, the isolation,
the lack of social and educational ad
vantages, the lack of amusements and
recreation, the long hours of labor,
and the lack of modern conveniences
about the home.
Too often the lot of the farm wife
is made unnecessarily hard because
the head of the family views her as
a hired domestic, working for her
board and keep, rather than his co
partner and the mother of his chil
dren. The family head is very ready
to purchase modern machinery that
will lessen his work or that will in
crease the production of his farm, but
he refuses to provide modern do
mestic machinery that would lighten
the labor in his home or make his
home a more pleasant place of abode.
In many instances the head of the
family gives more care and attention
to the barn lot than he does to his
front dooryard. He will remain up all
night doctoring a sick calf, but will
let his wife wear out the nightly
vigil with the crying child while he
dreams away the hours without miss
ing a single snore. He will buy more
land to raise more corn to feed more
hogs to buy more land, but he will let
his wife to her chickens and her cows
to clothe herself and children and pro
vide spending money for the entire
family. In such instances there is an
entire lack of appreciation of the real
needs of the farm wife, and under
such conditions the farm is the most
desolate, disconsolate spot in all the
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Financial circumstances alter a
great many legal cases.
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Individuals should show prudence in
traveling, but their government's duty
is to protect their legal rights, and
no more.
When Prof. Munstienberg gets his
lie detecter perfected, The Hague
should compel every diplomatist to
wear one.
People who cros3 the streets should
reflect on the annoyance caused some
motorists to slow down to less than
forty miles an hour.
The Hagenback-Wallace circus and
menagerie showed at Blair last Satur
day and sold 20,000 admission tickets.
Blair is about half the size of Platts
mouth, which demonstrates that big
crowds can be had at small towns as
well as the large ones. The managers
say this crowd is unprecedented even
in cities of 10,000 population.'
A machine has been invested to re
cord lies, but very few women about
this town need it. The average mar
ried woman always knows when her
husband is lying, even if he thinks she
A coat of tan is a healthy color,
but even in the sulty season one
should wear something more. Whic
suggestion is made to the girls who
show through,' lest they become
more so.
With two expositions, an earth
quake and a volcano, California':
tourist trade should be larger this
year than usual. And tourists are an
important factor in making the Gold
en West golden.
Why not become an Apostle for the
Abolition of Pain on Earth? The talk
about it would please a great many
people and it would take at least as
long to realize it as to bring about
permanent peace.
Women are doing all kinds of work
in Europe, and probably they would
also in this country if they weren't too
polite to take away the jobs from the
Phil Kohl stands about as mucl
chance of being nominated for gov
ernor as the man in the moon. Why
not all proposed candidate stand aside
ana give it to ur. t'. iiau oy me
unanimous consent of the democracy
of Nebraska? Dr. Hall is a man in
. -w-v T -W T T 11 I ll
the fullest sense of the term and when
he says he will do a thing he will do
it. That's the kind of a man for gov
The Brundagc Carnival company
has come and gone, and we can say
without the fear of successful contra
diction, that it was one of the cleanest
combinations that ever visited Platts
mouth. It was entirely up-to-date
and the people connected with the
shows were all first-class ladies and
gentlemen. Order was maintained
throughout and we can truthfully rec
ommend them wherever they go.
For many years the eastern papers
have been declaring that Nebraska
was fanatical, radical and wanting
sanity. Several of them lately have
come to the conclusion that Nebraska
is sane. Among them is tne ftew
York World, which says:
"The world is richer for Prof
Bruner's labors as an entomologist,
and to accord him the passing honor
of being received formally at the
Panama-Pacific exposition as Ne
braska's most distinguished citizen is
the best proof of the state's entire
When the wild rush for concentrat
ing wealth in a few hands absorbed
the thought and energies of the east,
Nebraska protested and was de
nounced as fanatical and insane, but
the state pursued the even tenor of
its way, advocating those political
principles which the whole country
has since been forced to adopt to save
its civilization from collapsing and at
the same time has produced more em
inent men in ratio to its population
than any other state. In science,
trange as it may seem to the ordin
iry man, it has been a leader. The
ork of Prof. Bruner and Prof. Bes-
sey is equal to that of any other
scientists anywhere. Besides that
Nebraska has without doubt produced
the greatest orator of modern times.
The wisdom and justice of the com
mittee's choice of Prof. Bruner as Ne
braska's most distinguished citizen is
acknowledged all over the United
States. The World says:
That its choice fell upon Frof
Lawrence Bruner of the University of
Nebraska, the state entomologist,
;hows that it measured distinction in
terms of service. The names of other
men within the four boundaries of Ne
braska may be better known, but the
question remains whether their wide
reputation rests upon more solid
"Service to mankind" is the final test
greatness. It is what made Wash
ington, Jefferson and Lincoln great,
and their names a precious inherit
ance to all Americans. Prof. Bruner
rendered valuable service.
World-Herald. i
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Children Cry
The Kind Yotr Ilavo Always
x iUl J,
and lias been made under his per
4yt7, 1 nal supervision since its infancy.
r, 46CCSc6ZZ Allow no one io deceive von in thi.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and 'STust-as-good. " are but
Experiments that triile with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment
Casforia is a. harmless snbstituto for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, JUorphino nor other Narcotic
Mihstanec.' Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. For more than thirty years it
has been in constant use for tho relief of Constipation,
Flatulency, "Wind Colic, all Teething Troubles and
liarrhcca. It regulates the Stomach and Bowels,
assimilates the Food, giving- healthy and natural Sleep.
Tho Children's Panacea Tho Mother's Friend.
Bears the
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Russia may have to draft generals
and ministers of war in a little while.
People would be much happier in
general if the average person were as
particular with kin as with strangers.
Looping the loop as a physical
sensation went quite out of fashion
when joy riding at sixty miles an hour
came in.
There is nothing but worry until a
farmer gets his crops in the bank, and
then he has to look out for lightning
rod agents
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The political primaries next year
will be held in April. The successful
candidates will enjoy a long run for
their money.
By the looks of the contribution box
cn a summer Sunday, many people
seem to regard it as a kind of jitney
ride to heaven.
Roosevelt is cruising in the Gulf of
Mexico and has had no opportunity to
talk; that's the reason we hear no
more from him.
Some of these days someone will
stand up and ask what has become of
the old-fashioned man who was proud
of our civilization.
On July 8th John D. Rockefeller
celebrated his 7Cth birthday. This
fact will doubtless be used by many
to demonstrate that it pays to work.
Those Mexicans who have shown
their contempt of President's Wil
son's recent open letter have the dis
cretion to keep on the other side of
the Rio Grande.
Mr. Bryan wants newspaper articles
signed, but it is hoped that he won't
nsist on having the man with the
corncob pipe append his name to the
woman's column he has produced with
so much effect.
Harry K. Thaw is not insane, so a
jury of twelve men 6ay, and he is now
a free man. There should be no pun
ishment for killing such men as
White. A libertine is the worst speci
men of humanity, and many a young
girl has been sent straight to h 1
through their manipulations.
Tom Allen wants the district at
torneyship and is working like a
trooper for the appointment. He isn't
qualified for the position, but then you
must remember he is Mr. Bryan's
brother-in-law. He generally finds a
place for his relatives, and has near-
y all of them provided for.
for Fletcher's
Eongbt, and wliicli lias been
xias uoriio me signature oi
Signature of
God bless the farmer who drags the
Speaking about overcoming habit, it
is the easiest thing in summer to get
out of the habit of going to church.
One of our readers wants to know
"how can I keep my hubby at home?"
Lock up all his clothes so he can't
find them. There are wives in this
town who have tried this, and know
whereof they speak.
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We cannot but feel sorry for the
young man we see with a cigarette
in his mouth. He may not thank us
for our sympathy, but if he continues
the draft of the poisonous fumes
the day will come when he will re
gret ever having fallen into this
nerve-racking habit. At. first glance
it looks like it is perfectly harmless,
but the habit grows on the man until
it becomes apparently indepensible
to his happiness and peace of mind.
Then this habit gets another that is
more vicious and deadly the habit
of using cocaine, opium or morphine.
When these deadly drugs once get
hold on a young man's system his
case becomes absolutely hopeless. 'He
looses his will power, all self esteem
is gone, health lost and he drives him
self down to a premature grave.
Boys, resolve now to leave the cigar
ette alone.
Many Plattsmouth People Have a
Weak Part and Too Often
It's the Back.
Many people have a weak spot.
Too often it's a bad back.
Twinges follow every sudden twist.
Dull aching keeps up, day and
Backache is often from weak kid
neys. In such case a kidney medicine is
Doan's Kidney Pills are for weak
For backache and urinary ills.
Plattsmouth people recommend the
Mrs. F. S. Brinkman, Eleventh and
Pearl streets, Plattsmouth, says: "For
several years I was bothered by my
kidneys and my back often pained in
tensely. Headaches and dizzy spells
bothered me and my sight became so
badly affected that I couldn't read. I
got a box of Doan's Kidney Pills at
Gering &' Co.'s Drug Stofe and in a
short time they helped me in every
way. I am never . without Doan's
Kidney Pills on hand."
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pills the same that
Mrs. Brinkman had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.