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FLATTSMOUTII SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAC
THUIISIUY, SEI'TEMHEK 2.
'Cbz plattemoutb Journal
11 iimsiiki) si;mi- i:i:ki. at 1'i. vttshoi th, xkhuaska.
Knttreil at I' noM'u-e at i'lattsmi'Utli, Xtb., as seroiul-i-lass mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
l IIM'ltll"ri( I'KHKs fIJirt
J. THOUGHT FOR TODAY.
i- Die when we may, I want it 2
-l- said of me, by those who knew J
V me best, that I always plucked
a thistle and planted a flower
when I thought a flower would -I'
i grow. Lincoln. V"
Do not jeer. Two can play at that
Harmonzing the democratic party is
a job, but it can be done.
It usually takes more than a mag
netic personality to draw the cash.
You are talking1 too much, even if
you repeat one-half of w hat you hear.
Two important events next week
Monday is Labor day, and school be
The number of idle freight cars on
American railroads is said to be in
creasing. 'jo :
To talk of laws of fashion is mani
festly absurd, since fashion is founded
Business won't go just because you
Want it to go. You must back up what
you want with push.
The man who can write a protest
that brings forth results, is greater
than he who takeih a Russian city.
If it is true that Bryan and Hitch
cock have formed an alliance, what
are the other fellows going to do
Certain obliging "experts" are
charging the high cost of flour to the
war. Certainly of course just so!
And the poor old war will be a scape
goat for every piece of speculation
skulduggery for the next fifty years
General Leonard Wood has been re
buked by Secretary Garrison for al
lowing a political speech to be made
at the Plattsburg military encamp
ment by Teddy Roosevelt, and he
promises hereafter to obey th gov
And, now, there is talk of a special
session of the legislature. Better cut
out such a proposition, and wait till
the r.ext regular session to correct
mistakes made by the last session.
The taxpayers pay the freight, and
they are taxed to death now.
Teddy Roosevelt will see the time
that he will feel ashamed of what he
said at the Plattsburg encampment,
if there is any shame in him. He had
few enough friends before this speech
was delivered, and what he said ha.
not had the effect to increase his ad
mirers. Remember, we have the Teachers'
Institute with us this week. And,
remember also, that a big majority of
these teachers are young ladies, an I
the pride of Cass county. Treat then
nicely by welcoming them in a royal
manner. They will appreciate your
kindness, and want to come again.
Why not boost for a "Home Com
ing" reunion? Of course it will tak2
a little time ami trouble, but it will b2
worth all this and more, too, to have
forutr citizens who have not been
here for- many years to visit the old
town. "Come! Of course they will
ecrr.e, and come in large numbers to
meet old neighbors and friends of
years ego. By all means left try it.
I'KK VK1IC IN' AIJVA.NCi:
en, it jooks iih.e me nui ijuco-
r I tion was setueu ior rive years, any
Man is born on this earth to enjoy
liberty, pursie happiness and pay
Don't cross the streets by ear; the
motorist is also forgetful to honk,
A lecturer inquired: ;Is civilization
a disease?" It seems to be worse
If a man won't back down when he J
I knows, it won't do any good to knock
him down, will it?
Looking backward, we observe that
in May was the hottest day and no
body took a vacation.
The promoters of peace for Mexico
will go ahead with their plans regard
less of the stand of Carranza. Good!
There are signs that the straw hat
has received a staggering blow; it
may linger on two or three weeks
If all the people who are mildly in
sane were in the mad house, it would
take the rest of the population to
A British fcrce, it is said, has cap
tured the Garden of Eden. If so, it is
not the first time the spot has been
the scene of serious trouble.
The news that the United States
and Germany are about to settle the
troubles that have existed between the
two countries is not very plcasb g v
the war howlers in this land of the
free which wants peace and harmony.
It is reported that manufacturers of
explosives have granted their em
ployes oO per cent increase in wages
as a result of the European war, and
that if the war continues a few
months longer another 50 per cent in
crease will be given.
One important lesson of the war is
that a navy doesn't amount to much
unless it is the strongest navy. The
German grand fleet has been out but
once, and was then glad to get back
with as much of itself as possible,
and the lesser squadrons which
couldn't get home were lost. There
are the submarines, of course, but
that, as Col. Kipling would say, is an
:o: - -
Many of our prominent citizens are
becoming greatly interested in the oil
prospecting proposition, and numer
ous farmers have given leases upon
their farms. Mr. Baker, who is here
prospecting, and a scientific oil man,
is positive that there is oil in Cass
county, and is so sure of this fact
that in a short time he will have ma
chinery here to go down in the bowls
of the earth to find oil in paying quan
tities. Those who have signed leases
have the greatest confidence in Mr.
Baker as a man who understands his
Iowa, the same as Nebraska, has a
law against tipping, and it is proposed
to enforce it in our neighboring state.
The penalty over there is a fine of $25
or thirty days in jail for one who
gives cr receives a tip, be it only a
nickel. We have not learned of any
attempt to enforce the law in Ne
braska, and we hope there never will
be. Such gratuities are purely per
sonal matters and it is certainly an
interference with individual liberty r0
say that they should not be offered.
In spite of the law the tips will con
tinue just the same.
A DIPLOMATIC VICTORY.
Former President Roosevelt, who
has been shaking his saber at Presi
dent Wilson and clamoring for bloody
"deeds," not "words," is given the op
portunity to behold a deed.
It is not a deed dripping with gore.
It is not one accomplished amid the
roar of cannon and the groans of dy
ing1 men. But it is, apparently, the
identical deed which to such a hellish
accompaniment Colonel Roosevelt was
clamoring to have consummated.
According to the usually reliabia
and conservative Associated Press-dis
patches from Washington the very
sharp and critical differences long ex
isting between the German and
American governments have reached
the stage where they can and will be
satisfactorily settled by diplomacy.
The settlement, it is plainly fore
shadowed, will be such as will involve
recognition of the rijrhts and prin
ciples for which the American gov
ernment has been contending. J
Berlin has assured Washington that
if it is disclosed that the Arabic was
sunk without warning ''full satisfac
tion" and not merely disclaimer and
expression of regret, will be given the
.American government. It is further
stated that a submarine policy satis
factory to the United States will be
announced by Germany. Since repara
tion is promised if the Arabic was
sunk without warning, and since the
Arabic was a British merchantman
principally engaged in the business of
carrying munitions of war from the
United States to England, the con
clusion can only be that Germany is
prepared to announce that not even
English ships engaged in the contra
band traffic will be sunk without
warning at the cost of danger to the
lives of American citizens.
If Germany indeed goes that far to
placate American sentiment and to
preserve the long-standing friendly
relations between the two coun tries
the imperial government will be go
ing a great deal further than many
thonghtful students of the situation
believed possible at the beginning of
the controversy. And it is very safe
to say that it will have yielded to rea
son at d to calm and firm but polite
insistence a great deal more than it
would have yielded to the saber rat
tling angry and pre-emptory threats
that would have emanated from
Washington had Theodore Roosevelt,
rather than Woodrow Wilson, occupied
the White house.
Mr. Roosevelt, as president, could
have easily involved this country in
the war, and doubtless ere this he
would have done so. Mr. Wilson, as
president, bids fair to accomplish
without war all that Mr. Roosevelt,
with war, would have failed utterly to
gain. For, with war between this
country and Germany declared, what
safety could then have been assured
to American travelers on the high
seas, whether in English vessels or
our own? If American participation
in the war were to have been anything
but a fares it would have involved the
sinking of many ships, the expendit
ure of no one can say how many hun
dred million dollars, the loss of thou
sands, possibly hundreds of thousands
of American lives, before a single vic
tory could have been gained for
American rights as substantial as
that which Wootirow Wilson has gain
ed by the methods of peace and rea
son, which Mr. Roosevelt has so
violently denounced as "ignoble."
Contrasting what is with what
might have been, the American people
have cause to congratulate themselves
on their good luck as well as their
good sense when they rejected Mr.
Roosevelt and chose Mr. Wilson for
their chief executive in the election
of 1012. World-Herald.
In 177t these pacincers would have
"Do your Christmas shopping
early," and save time.
Although it's a grand old demo
cratic state, we venture the assertion
that Texas is wearying of the watch
ful waiting policy, and would like to
see President Wilson give the Mexi
cans both barrels.
Use a second thought in husine .s,
and a second sight in love. That rulo
will save you a lot of discomfiture.
it goes naru, but we may nave to
. . . . '
worry through another Christmas
without those inimitable Nuberger
Only one man in a thousand is a
leader of men, while 001) out of every
thousand married women are leaders
That's what Mr. Bryan gets for
leaving the cabinet. No one would
dare kiss him while he was secretary
The weather man should provide a
rubber stamp bearing the word, '"Un
settled!" And then he would be right
all the time.
The death of the hist wife of
Brigham Young is announced, but
George Washington's nurses are pass-
ir.g away with becoming regularity, it
! would seem.
A Chicago manufacturer says Ger
many is buying munitions in the the
United States, like other belligerants.
Well, what of it? They have that
right, the same as the other warring
The new supreme court commission
have decided to go ahead with their
work, regardless of the fact that the
legislature, which provided for such
appointment, failed to make any pro
vision for their pay.
Next Monday is Labor day. The
shops wiil be closed, and in honor of
the event, to give our employes a holi
day, as usual on this occasion, the
Journal will issue no paper on that
date. All interested please note the
The democrats of Nebraska are not
at all pleased with Attorney General
Reed nor State Treasurer Hall, and
they are not slow in expressing their
disapproval of their recent acts. They
no doubt will hear more opposition if
they are cither one candidates for re
election next year.
The Indianapolis News tells of a
Jeffersonville man who had hi.s amput
ated leg buried in the same lot with
his three former wives. While the
Journal does not care to go on record
as lacking in sentiment, still it can t
keep from believing that the man
buried his leg with his wivas because
they had pulled it so often he felt that
it belonged to them.
That husky, hairy German farmer
undoubtedly kissed Mr. Bryan be
cause he said Americans had no busi
ness to be on the Arabic. And ?.tr.
Bryan was right about it. If such
Americans persist in sailing to and
from Europe on English vessels, in a
a time of war between England
and Germany, they will have to suffer
the consequences of defying all warn
ings from the United States govern
In the first fiscal year, which
measured only ten and a half months,
the gross earnings of the Panama
canal from tolls were $ -1,3 13..1S3, or
.?2.3iS33 more than the operating ex
penses. That does not take into ac
count the interest on capital, deprecia
tion, sinking fund or other items which
must be charged against the canal.
But this first year's record gives
ground for hope that in the not dis
tant future these latter will be pro
To our mind, J. W. Woodrow, an
eminent lawyer of Omaha, would be
the proper man to select for the Unit
ed States district judgship. He is not
only one of the best men in the state,
but he is acknowledged to be, by those
who are competent to judge, one of
the ablest attorneys in Nebraska. He
is every inch a gentleman, and if se
lected for this very important posi
tion would undoubtedly prove a judge
of eminence and a great credit to his
friends who know his worth and
NOT SUCH A BAD COUNTRY.
if you omy listened to the yawp
and wails of certain loud-voiced in
; ,:; . ija!, wv.o o-mno- -,n,i ,w
t,"." 1' AWV
the country shooting off their rapid
lire moutiis, and didn't use your own
intellect at all, you'd be pretty sure
to go to be 1 sick with the idea that
this country of ours had , gone hope
lessly to the dogs ami was past cure
with a complication of fatal diseases
I he people are asked to believe that
a disastrous war imnends. :ind ih:it
the country is abjectly defenseless,
wuii noc l.o inucn as a nickel package
of iirecrackers to shoot, at the enemy.
They arc- asked to beiieve that there
is no government at Washington, that
utmociauc policies nave laal wis na
tion prostrate, that business is rotten
that finances have collapsed and that
the frost ar.d drouth and the wet and
the aimv worm and the chinch b
have gobbled all the crops.
lkty ate asked to btlieve thai
Uncle Sum is a craven and a fool, that
the whole world despises him, and
that his country is the kicking post of
They are asked to believe th;;t ruin,
complete, final and inescapable, broods
over the desolation that was the Unit
ed Stales, that the glory of.he
American people and their country has
faded and gone out, that its star of
destiny has sunk forever and that
black, imperishable night lias spread
its wing over the scene, to hide from
pitying eyes the pathos of the final
extinction of our hopes.
But do the people believe it?
They do not!
It i.Mi't so, gentle reader, it isn't so.
It's a pretty good old country af
No war impends. Defenseless ii.s we
arc, our word nas orougnt tiormany,
the mightiest of belligerents, to a
recognition of our rights and the
lights of civilization and humanity
not because we were armed, but be
cause we were right. We are at
peace; we shall remain at peace. No
miehtv airnument crushes the Ameri
can people beneath its awful burden;
no mighty armament wiil he heaped
upon them. Crops are record-breaking,
and they will bring good prices.
Commerce and industry have recover
ed from the war-created disturbance
cf a year ago, an 1 throbbing looms
and busy wheels and pouring smoke-
stacks mark the risen tide of proi
perity. And not only is there a government
at Washington, but its high purpose is
a beacon light in a dark tme, its sp'en-
did moral courage commands the le
spect of nations, and trie staunch,
true, firm ar.d high-Healed president
who is the keynote of that govern
ment is enshrined in the hearts of his
countrymen and is bulwarked by their
confidence and affection. "Go 1 reigns,
and the government at Washington
Financial disaster? The world wor
ships at the feet of the American dol
lar, the world besieges our markets,
our chief embarrassment is an un
wonted flood of gold and of orders too
numerous to fill.
Those who arc striving to weave a
sped of hopeless pessimism over the
country are beating ther black wings
and blunting their hooked beaks in
vain against an impassable barrier of
mounting facts. They are out of place,
out of time. The place and time for
!hp buzzard is a place and time of
It's a pretty good old country after
all, gentle reader, and it is still uncer
tified, still on its splendid way, still
mounting the heights toward the glory
summits just beyond.
It's the pessimists who arc sick, not
And isn't it a curious thing, by the
way, that e-ery last one of them,
whether dealer in munitions, political
jobs and jobbery or stock in Mexican
investments, is a republican ? Duluth
Paris being unabls to dictate the
fashions, owing to circumstances over
wMch she has no control, women are
wearing skirts exactly the way they
want them convenient and comfort
able and they're wearing them Ehort. j
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Pleasant weather, but a little cod
Xot very good corn weather, the
C: n ,'.-ie;;ee is a
The wise nan bottles
ind loses the corkscrew.
It's a long way to Tippcrary with
--"ire of timre who want to run for
There is r. difference between being
an r ptcm.'sc ar.d merely a rattle- j
The ostomist can give a rea-
h u rriear.e blew
readies us that the
ill t'le suits otf the
Palm JJeach tree.-
in r-oiida, as well
as ilest roy in;
the Jamaica banana
A learned jud e dov. n east de
cided that a tomato was a fruit be
cause it could be eaten raw. At
once .or.:cbouy cited the onion; but
don't overlook the turnip and the
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Germany promises to "come acros.s"
with a communication practically
granting what America insists on.
That ought to be satisfactory " if
everybody but Roosevelt. ; .
The first year of the war has cost
the belligerent governments about
1(5,000,000,000 in direct expenditures
for military purposes. Experts agree
fairly well on these figures. The Ber
lin Vorwarts finds' the total $1G,67('.,
i30,0l,'0; the Trench economist, Ed
mund Thery, $17,100,000,000. This is
the expense of putting about 0.000,000
men into the field for the ccntial
powers, and about 1.1,000,000 for the
allies. It does not include, however,
the far greater amount lost through
the destruction of towns and villages,
the razing of countryside, the wreck
ing of bridges and railroads and the
wholesale sinking of ships, and the
economic loss through the diminution
in productive industries, the killing of
the strongest men in the community
and the creation of a class of cripples
and madmen. The war is now costing
about ?4,000,000 a day, $2,000,000 an
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