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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1915.
Oc plattsmoutb journal
11 lU.ISIIKO SKMI-WKKKLV AT I'LATTSJIOITII, JNKIIItASKA.
Kntered at rositoflice at Plattsmoutli, Neb., as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY.
2 To be good is noble, but to J
i teach others how to be good is J
J nobler and less trouble.
And the beauty of a get-i ich-qukk
scheme is also only skin deep.
The weather continues beautiful,
much to the satisfaction of the farm
There is a parasite that destroys
mosquitoes, arid thank God for that
Next Monday is Labor Day. The
Evening Journal will not be printed
on that day.
The average annual egg yield of
eath hen in the United States is 70.
The record is 303.
Scientists report a lizard-like t-hape
on the sun. Wasn't there enough to
worry about without that?
In a current magazine a prominent
doctor discusses the manner in which
a cat carries disease. Scat!
This is sure a great country. When
we are not bothered with candidates,
flies and mosquitoes come in swarms.
This "IJetter t' jrivc than to re
ceive" business sounds a great deal
like a minority vote of the city coun
A young lady in Platlsmouth fays
she is in love with women's present
fashions, because she can mobilize in
half the time.
If we don't got a shower pretty
,'o:i, there will be a complaint of
d i ought. It has been five days now
since we had a sprinkle. And it
There seems to be an agreement
among the greatest powers of Europe
that if they had not started the war
when they did, Belgium and Switzer
land would have attacked them and
rendered them subjective.
Now, as seldom before, one should
think of the patriotic .slogan of that
real American, Stephen Decatur,
which is as follows: "Our country!
In her intercourse with foreign na
tions may she always be right; but
our country, right or wrong."
If the democratic officials in the
state house don't quit their quarrel
ing, there won't be one of them re
nominated, much less be re-elected.
There are some of them that can't be
elected, anyway, and perhaps these
arc the chief conspirators in all the
trouble brought about.
There ought to be no special session
of the legislature. It would entail an
expense that the people ought not to
be allowed to bear. There i3 no real
necessity for a special session, because
there is no excuse for the conditions
that seem to require one. Lincoln
Star. Them's our sentiments exactly.
Governor Morehead has issued hi:;
Labor Day proclamation, designating
next Monday, September (5, as the day
tt forth by law as a holiday, par
ticularly for 11 who make both endj
meet "by the sweat of the brow." And
the Journal force will be off on that
day, and consequently no paper will
be issued Monday evening. Flease re
member this and govern yourselves
GERMANY HELPS HERSELF.
Germany is depending on her own
rc'sources, says the New York Com
mercial, and is paying her own people
with their own money by setting up
an endless chain system of borrowing
which can be kept up as long as the
war lasts. She has a vast store of
gold which she is not using, and she
is putting off the day of reckoning
till peace is restored just as did the
confederate states in our civil war.
Confederate bonds and paper were
never redeemed, and Germany must
win and gain indemnities or her finan
cial position after the war will be des
perate. Great Britain is paying as she
goes in so far as the purchase of sup
plies and the payment of her soldiers
arc concerned. She is piling up an
enormous debt but it is financed by
bankers and investors with money al
ready accumulated. Those who sell
supplies and perform services for
Great Britain and France are safe, but
the German people who are selling
and serving are taking chances on
their own ability to pay themselves.
The two countries are financing the
war in diametrically opposite ways.
The British system corresponds to
that of the United States in the civil
war, but it is sounder in its mode of
administration. The German system
is that forced upon the confederate
states, hut Germany is richer and
more resourceful than they were.
Bankers are everywhere paying
more attention to farmers; not the at
tention usually given them, for their
trade and votes, but attention that is
agreeable and helpful. As a result of
a movement which has spread all over
the country, hankers are extending
more liberal credits to farmers. As a
result, nearly every bank has a special
mm who visits farmers, and discusses
fjfim conditions with them. This
special man usually knows something
about farming, and can make valuable
suggestions. He advances money for
stock feeding, and for other purposes,
and it has been discovered that this
plan does the banks, as well as com
munities, great good; it has been dis
covered, too, that farmers are as
worthy of liberal credit as tradesmen.
Old Joe Cannon says there has
been too blankety blank much talk al
ready and too little action, and he ele
vates the sights of his aggressive
cigar, as if it were a siege howitzer.
No discount of Uncle Joe doing his
share of the talking.' Everything
would be all right if President Wilson
was a republican. That's all that
hurts Cannon, and a good many other
The breach between the United
States and Germany has fully healed.
Now let Teddy close that fly-trap and
take a back :eat in fine, relegate
himself to the rear for-all time, where
he properly belongs.
Franz Jo.sef at 85 lived long enough
to start the worst war the world ever
saw if we can believe that the old
man was at all to blame, instead of
the young bloods in his government.
When the war ends, the American
tourist crowd will flow in as sightseers
do on the day after a tornado has
struck an American town and out of
the same curiosity.
Holland ha3 ju3t discovered that it
is overrun by spies, but no matter,
Germany isn't likely to take any more
bites of the European pie while her
moulh is full of Muscovites.
Doctrine of 'rightfulness" seems to
be petering out. It is hard for a
normal man to keep going as a plan
to "get even."
STEPS TOWARD TEACE.
The German government, by written
official assurance, has accepted the
position of the government of the
United States with regard to subma
ine warfare. Apparently that accept
anee is unconditional, although it is
well understood that Germany, having
viplded much, expects the United
States to take a positive stand against
British violation of neutral rights on
the high seas. That expectation is
justified and there can be not the
slightest doubt that it will be met in
full measure by our government.
Simultaneously with the official an
rununcement of a modified submarine
policy, Berlin newspapers are reported
as praising President Wilson and con
trasting him to Bryan and Roosevelt
to the discredit of those two eminent
publicists. Berlin apparently is com
ing to realize, as the United States
should realize, how great have been
the services of the President of the
United States to the cause of peace
during the last few troubled weeks.
From many and varied quarters, do
mestic as well as foreign, a vigorous
campaign has been waged to force
this country into the war as an ally
of the allies. To that campaign the
powerful metropolitan press of the
country as well as a large proportion
of the nationally circulated weekly and
monthly periodicals have been, direct
ly or indirectly, a party. It has en
listed support from the pulpit, from
the colleges, from powerful financial
interests planted on both sides of the
Atlantic, and from some great indus
tries that expected to profit by war.
Theodore Roosevelt has been one of the
loudest fuglemen of that campaign,
and at the same time that he has been
viciously attacking the president for
"a spineless policy" other critics have
sought to lead the country to, think
that the president was too militant.
Raked by the firing from both sides
Wood row Wilson remained both placid
and firm. While standing, as a patri
otic American president, unyieldingly
for what he conceived to be American
rights, he resisted with all his might
and all his influence the attempts to
force this country into war with Ger
many, lie believed mat an appeal to
German reason and to the German
sense of justice would gain for Amer
ica all that it was entitled to ask, and
the event has proved he was not mis
taken. As the president is now about to
turn to Great Britain with the insist
ent invitation that it, too, come in
under the cover of international law,
there are discernible favorable por
tents in the heavens. t They are por
tents favorable not merely to the
establishing of our contentions, but to
an early ending of the war. -The
pound sterling sunk to $4.50 in New
York yesterday a depreciation of 7
per cent. It is an unprecedented and
astonishing thing. It tells, more elo
quently than words, how dearly the
war is costing England, and how near
ly all the warring nations are ap
proaching the jumping off place to
financial chaos. In Germany the debt
already incurred is such that the in
terest upon it alone will eat up all the
ordinary revenue of the empire, and
in the other countries the situation
must be about as bad. Ruin and re
pudiation are staring the belligerents
in tne face, w inter is coming on
and after the winter, and for many
winters to come, it will be settling
day. If the present rate of suicidal
expenditure and destruction is long
continued, where will be found the
means to pay? Delegations of London
bankers may come to New York. By
collecting the American securities
held in England, and putting them up
as collateral, they may succeed in ob
taining a short time loan of a few
hundred million dollars. That loan
may steady, temporarily, the pound
sterling. But it will be only tempo
rary if the war is to go on. Even
hundreds of millions will be nothing
but a drop in the bucket. And the
loan will have to be paid! What of
a year from now of two years from
now, if the war should conceivably last
Not since the war opened have all
the s;gns combined to point the way to
negotiations for peace as they do at
this moment. World-Herald.
The corn, most of it, ought to be
safe from frost.
Some men waste their time arguing
over the war.
It always rains state
which opens Monday.
Perfect weather; whose fault is it,
if one does not dress to match ?
- - :o :
"Do your Christmas shopping
early," will soon be the slogan.
Fewer people you know the less
gossip you will hear and scandal.
Bananas, yams and breadfruit grow
without culture in Haiti. The people
If we are
not prepared for war
rush us into one, Mr.
why try to
A man who knows the ten com
mandments by ear may not know them
by heart at all.
How severe life is when it might
be like the sort you see portrayed in
the movie shows.
Don't forget that Monday is Labor
Day and that the Evening Journal will
not appear on that date.
There are still some tourists who
refuse to cross the ocean under the
American flag, as it is too safe.
We approve of the fried-chicken
holiday, but once a year is not enough.
Why not have fifty-two of them?
A news dispatch reports a large
sunflower crop in Arkansas. But how
did the sunflower get away from Kan
Many motorists hate to turn out, as
it might be thought they could not
steer within an inch of the other ma
chine and yet avoid a collision.
They have about given up the idea,
as some fears are entertained that the
members of the legislature mighc
make a bigger botch of it than they
did in the first attempt. Tis well to
call off the special session idea.
The Iowa republicans have inaug
urated a boom for Senator Cummins
for president. They evidently don't
take into consideration that it takes
a big, brainy and level-headed man to
serve as president in these United
Cllarence Harman, the coal oil in
spector, is now in the "muss," too. It
is a very cold day in September when
Harman does not get into any move
ment in which the prime movers be
come notorious. What the democrats
can see in Harman that would com
mend him for any position within
their gift, we have been unable to per
ceive. He has got the big-head so bad
now that he wants to be governor.
Governor, remember. Why, he
couldn't get to first base-
If you want to travel the road to
Better Buying; if you want to make
your purchase with safety and with
confidence; if you want a full dollar's
worth for your dollar, and a load of
satisfaction free with every purchase,
your straightcst course is right
through the advertising space of this
paper. There are merchants advertis
ing with us every week who can meet
every requirement and who often
give you more for your money than
they promise. They are the people to
tie to, the people who always make
good, and their advertisements point
In regard to the condition of af
fairs in this country, and President
Wilson particularly, Senator Sherman
of Ilinois talks like an American
patriot should, as follows: "I am not
a member of the democratic party and
have no affiliations with that party.
President Wilson is not a republican
and I am not a democrat, but I am an
American. As a vbter in the United
States I shall stand behind Wilson as
long as he takes the stand that he has
taken between the United States and
Germany. The people should be non
partisan in a situation of this kind."
THE PRESS A SAFETY VALVE.
Former President Taft has not en
hanced popular respect for his views
and opinions by a recent outburst of
his against what he termed "the trial
of cases by the newspapers."
He referred to the fact that many
of the big cases that are submitted
to the courts are discussed with free-
don by the press. Without doubt he
referred primarily to such cases as in
volve the large corporations and big
money interests, as these interests
have themselves sought from time to
time to chide the press for affording
publicity to their operations and in
iquities. Taken as a whole, the American
press is beyond criticism as to its mo
tives. It is true that in the large east
ern cities many potential newspapers
are owned by wealthy and powerful
interests that are often at fault, and
therefore at enmity with the public.
These big subsidized papers are often
heard speaking the thought that Mr.
Taft has repeated after them like a
parrot. But they are not the Ameri
can press, and do not represent it in
any way. They rather msrepre
The substantial structure that can
be legitimately known a3 the Ameri
can press, from which the subsidized
organs of big business must be ex
cluded, is just as zealous of the pub
lic welfare as can be Mr. Taft or any
other politician, has-been or would-be.
It is not given to trying cases involv
ing public interests in the newspapers,
however much it may desire to give
the public the facts. It would not
jeopardize either individual or public
interest knowingly, and in its entirety
it is believed to have some intelligence
to discern the justice and wisdom of
The utter and absolute servility of
the real American press to the general
welfare has been demonstrated con
tinuously during the war in Europe.
It has counseled with admirable un
animity that this government should
keep its hands off. Only a few news
papers, and they in the big cities and
under control that is open to sus
picion, have counseled war. The great
majority of newspapers, big and lit
tle, and it takes them all to deserve
the name of the American press, have
sturdily stood for the peaceful and
neutral course for which the president
early disclosed a determined prefer
ence. Lincoln Star.
NATIVE BORN CHILDREN.
A farmer at the convention held by
the bankers and farmers in Chicago,
when discussing immigration laws
called attention to the fact that as
soon as the immigrant landed in a
great city and founded residence, the
government began to look after him.
Its officers pointed out to him that
the people had built a great school
house for the education of his children
that cost all the way from one hun
dred thousand to a million dollars,
that it was well built, well equipped,
well ventilated and sanitary arrange
ments were perfect. He was invited
to send his children to that school
and informed that the people of the
city would pay all expenses for an
education through the grades and
High school, which was equivalent to
what a college education was fifty
years ago. If the invitation was noi
accepted by the immigrant an office i
of the law was sent to see that the
children went to school.
Then he pointed out that such ad
vantages were not offered to the
native born children in the country,
where the Dasic inausiry 01 me houuu
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was carried on. The children there
tramp down a muddy road to a little,
bare, two-by-four school, that has no
pictures, no books, no equipment, with
young teacher burdened with a mul
tiplicity of duties, trying to instruct.
pupils in many different grades, all
mixed up together in one room. Ha
was of the opinion that the native
born children in this country should
have the same opportunities to secure
. . a 1 V. n nr-rvf f enm
an education as mo&c vw
foreign countries. Who will say that
his logic was faulty or that his con
clusion false ? World-Herald.
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Tlio Kind Yoc Have Always
in use for over SO years,
and lias boon irtado under his pcr
Ponal supervision since Its infancy.
f&CCSu4Z Allow no no lodeccivfl von in Ihis.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and 'STust-as-jrnod " are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the hor.Ith of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment
What is CASTOR I A
Castoria is a, harmless snbstitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, 3Iorpliino ner other 2 a rent io
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. I'or more than thirty years it
lias been in constant use for the relief of Constipation,
Flatulency, Wind Colie, all Teething- Troubles and
Diarrhoea. It regulates the Stomach and Dowels,
assimilates the Food, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea The 3Iother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
T M l C P. M T A U R COMANV. MFW V O P K CITV,
The automobilist has had a busy
summer of it so far, putting on and
taking off chains.
Some men decorate their homes with
the Stars and Stripes every time a
boy is born, displaying the right kind
of patriotism and enthusiasm.
Uaibtd wire is another American
invention employed in the present
conflict. The belligerents would have
little to fight with if it were not for
We note a testimonial in a patent
medicine advertisement from a wom
an who says she was cured three
times by its use. Well, well, well, ain't
B AUT0J10D1LE DACEsllgpSE DACES kj
I sept. vC-Si
VPs,, a maw ammalsvkeiaile iOTrfljmv59
Will You Visit the Expo
sition this Autumn or Winter?
Thousands are going to California to see the marvelous exposition
Knfnrp the ri.ites are closed December
tour at these cheap rates, returning
before cold weather for the wmttr in
cvT,r.,-c The final return limit of
X 1 UUVivw.
31, 1915; those spending the winter
one way tickets, or there is available
sion ticket. The Burlington operates daily tnrougn sleepers to :an r rnn
ci3CO and Los Angeles via the popular route trough Denver, Scenic Col
orado and Salt Lake City.
Consult me if you expect to go this autumn. Let me make your
through reservations early. Whether you go first to Los Angeles or to
San Francisco, you have Burlington through sleeper service.
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"I If Al
Bonghf, and which has horn
has bornolhe signature of
Christmas comes on Sunday this
A Manhattan undertaker complains
that his business is rotten under
democratic tariff. Well, don't that
A special session of the legislature
is up to the members. If they want
it, Governor Morehead will issue the
call. It's a safe bet that a majority
of the body will favor a special ses
sion, as $K.00 per day is quite a
temptation in their eyes, and is $8.00
more than most of them can make
at home. When the people learn to
elect men to represent them who
know how to make laws that will stick,
there will be no need of special ses
sions to correct mistakes.
31st. Many will make an autumn
before winter, while many will leave
boutnern i.aniornia, gomg via ban
the Exposition tickets is December
in California should travel either on
the nrst-ciass nine-montns excur
Burlington through service California routes com
prise a ''See America" tour that includes the seenin,
the hiffhly developed regions, the attractive cities ot
half the continent.
R. W. CL EMENT, Ticket Ant.
L. W. WAKELLR. General Passenger Agent,
1004 Fanram Street, OMAHA. Neb.
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