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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOUBNAE.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1915.
Cbc plattsmoutb 3urnal
I'l IIMSHKI SKVI-WEF.KI.1 AT 1'I.ATTSUOl Til. MCllttASKA.
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R. A. BATES, Publisher
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Do not let your head run upon J
V that which is none of your own,
hut pick out some of the best
J of your circumstances and con- J
siiler how eagerly you would
J- wish for them were they not in
your pos.ses.sion. Marcus Aure- -l-V
MALTIN DONE IT.
We need a new High school build
Ncver put on" till tomorrow what
you pet somebody to do for you today.
An "isuc" to the politician is mere
ly r. hoi. by with a vote-petting ap
S many people mistake temporary
success for permanent and drop the
When a man yets fame started the
voluntary press bureau will keep it
Every man thinks he is a pood judge
of human nature; but he doesn't near
practice human nature.
Truth seems to have nothing on the
Russian army in the matter of rising
again when crushed to earth.
An eminent professor says tbt
ki.: ii'g is a mild frrm f inss-nity.
That's admitted, but what f it?
One town in Kansas that i'
h.;si)'t had a funeral in seven months.
It is ;.l.o very lucky, it can say that it
hasn't needed a pew.
The people who have children going
to school should truly believe in
"Safety First." And now is the time
to do some thinking.
Will somebody please speak to
Ilfnry Ford, who wants to give a mil
lion dollars to promote peace? The
world was geLting along pretty well
when Andrew Carnegie bought a stack
of similar chips.
Syracuse, .Neb., is arranging for a
bip "Home Coming Day" October 11.
This is something that. Plattsmoutb
should do, and what the Journal has
h"cn trying to get our people to do for
several years past.
The Chicago Tribune declares the
Eastland horror to be "the greatest
man-made disaster in the history of
the country." If the Tribune will now
give the man's name, his case will un
doubtedly be attended to.
Senator Mattes has just returned
from a trip to the Panama exposition.
He enjoyed the trip very much and
says California has the finest roads in
the country. Rut' he has not yet
signified his intentions of running
again for senator.
Luck must be a woman because it
is bo fickle. Luck continues to knock
at the door after Opportunity has
passed on. Luck is the difference be
tween success and failure. Luck is
unjust because the lucky man does not
always deserve his luck. Luck is a
gambler. Luck is a false friend, be
cause it will desert its most favored
-.-it s. Luck is a myth. - It may appear
to favor individuals, but the armies
which fight hardest are most apt to
win. Luck is the coquette who leads
men to despair. In only one thing is
luck faithful it is always, on the side
of those who are the steadiest workers.
A long time ago a party of news
paper men were discussing the feasi
bility of establishing a magazine in
Omaha. Each one of them had his
theory as to how it should be con
ducted and each one had his notion
of what was a first-class magazine
feature. liut whatever the differ
ences were, they all agreed on one
thing and that was that "something
different" in the way of a magazine
should be built up in the west and the
place to bu Id it was Omaha. Since
then other newspaper men have dis-
cused the same thing; some have al
most launched their ideas in practical
One of those newspaper men was
Will M. Maupin, and while others have
only talked about it, Maupin has
"gone and done it." The Midwest
Magazine is his product and most of
the subject matter is his, from "kivver
to kivver." We leave to Norman I lap
good. William Dean Howells and Jean
ette Gilder the task of higher literary
criticism, but this Nebraska product
is a magazine with a punch. It is not
fringed around with vague verse of
equivocal metaphor and meaning, nor
is it painful for the average reader
because of literary straining and
striving. Its columns are not on the
whole of th'3 excellence they will be
when Mr. Maupin gets the institution
established, but is downright interest
ing, amusing and educational, which
is a combination that ought to make a
The publisher of the first 10-cent
magazine ard the man credited with
having been the most successful maga
zine publisher of our day, began in a
larger field, much as Mr. Maupin has
begun. He even went further and
wrote everythii g in his magazine,
signing fictitious names to verse,
essay and short story. He had no
capital, but after much discourage
ment, he won the public in his home
city, then in neighboring cities and
finally his publication was in demand
from coast to coast.
If we arc not very obtuse, there is
a great opportunity for the Midwest
Magazine and likewise a fine oppor
tunity for Nebraska in recognition and
support of that periodical. "World
In r. current magazine a prominent
doctor discusses the manner in which
a cat carries disease. Scat!
On the other hand, the journey of
life is not an automobile tour. It is a
long walk ocr an undragged road.
It is true men can argue themselves
into new forms of government, but
history shows that old forms go out in
Japan, it seems, is stripping her
fortifications of heavy artillery to
send to Russia, and maybe now Mr.
Hobson will sleep better.
President Wilson has managed to
keep this country at peace, and one
can't blame him for not trying to end
the European war; there is such a
thing a3 even a peacemaker taking too
Most of the reform work is predict
ed on the theory that it pays. You
know that as well as wc do reform
advocates get well paid for their work
and twice as much as they could make
at anything else.
People who talk so much about
keeping some matters out of the news
papers, may have had a "skeleton in
their own closet" at one time or an
other. It is always best for such peo
ple to attend strictly to their own
business, and they will fare much bet-
ter" -x 1... .'.-i-'ii;
Old Winter is gradually coming this
Silver lining to the clouds when a
boy has to go to school is the other
Can't roller skates be rubber-tired ?
Noise is all that's the matter with
Mr. Taft discusses woman suffrage
chiefly as it is, not as a principle of
An unexpected end of the war would
hit American agriculture as much as
it would manufacturers.
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Money talks. But what guarantee
have we that those who want to bor
row a billion of America are going to
' Poverty is said to be a sure cure
for dyspepsia; but one meal a day
may be for anybody who has the will
to apply it.
Carranza has an eccentric- taste and
an inexplicable perseverance in seek
ing to be president of such a country
Germany, however, is willing to ad
mit that the struggle is not yet over,
although signs are not lacking that
she wishes it was.
The best way to do business is to
pay for what you get when you get
it. The next best way is to lender
monthly settlements with both deb
tors and creditors. Thirty days is
long enough for a prudent man to be
in doubt as to what his account is.
ONE TERM BUNKUM.
Perhaps some of the declarations of
candidates and parties for a single
term are made in good faith. Some
times they are made for vote-catching
only. No matter what the motive be
hind them there is a good deal of bun
combe, or bunkum, in them.
There is an intimation frequently
heard that the rcnomination of Presi
dent Wilson is going to meet with op
position based upon the fact that the
democratic national convention at Bal
timore incorporated into the party
platform a declaration committing the
party to work f'r a. const.itutinal
amendment limiting a president to one
It is not for a public official to say
whether or not he shall serve one
term, or two terms, or more. That is
something for the people to say.
Every citizen is subject to the call of
his countrymen to serve them in any
way in which they may desire him to
serve, in war or peace. The draft was
recognized in this country during the
civil war. The public has a right to
draft a man to serve it in peace as
well, and he has no more right to re
fuse than he has to refuse to serve in
A public man may with good faith
promise that he will not aspire to a
second term. He has no right to say
that he will not accept a second term
nomination or serve a second term if
The people of Nebraska have shown
their disinclination to relieve a pub
ic official from further service because
he has said he would not be a candi
date for a second term. They forced
a nomination upon Governor More
head and re-elected him. They did
not think he had the power or the
right to say that he would not serve
a second term if they wanted him to
President Wilson is carefully avoid
ing anything that might indicate that
he aspires to a second term. When
the democrats of his home state pro
posed to spring him for re-election,
he protested against it because of the
interpretation that might be put upon
such a declaration from them.
Yet it looks now as if there can be
no appreciable opposition to President
Wilson for the democratic nomination,
and it i3 quite certain that the peo
ple will insist that neither the presi
dent nor his party has any right to
say that they cannot command his
further service if they wish it. And
they do wish it. Lincoln Star.
ENGLAND GETTING SCARED.
David Lloyd George's new book,
"Throucrh Terror to Triumph," must
have been published for sake of the
preface. There is no other obvious
reason whv the busy minister of
munitions should compile and publish
his speeches at such a time as this.
In the preface there is considerably
more terror than triumph. There is
bitter disappointment in the covert
thrust at the United States in the
statement that if Great Britain were
not involved in the war, the nation
would have insisted on "calling the in
fanticide empire to a stern reckoning"
if "British women and children were
being destroyed on the high seas by
German submarines." But this is
somewhat inconsistent with his plaint
that Great Britain has so signally
failed in its general efforts at "stein
reckoning" while engaged in war.
Lloyd George frankly admits "that
the might of this military clique
(meaning Germany) has exceeded the
gloomiest prognostications." He says
that the allied nations must put forth
the whole of their strength ere it is
too late or the central powers will
triumph. He then argues that Russia,
France and Italy have done all they
can do and all they should be expected
to do. He does not mention Japan, an
oversight the Oriental ally may re
sent. His lecture is narrowed to Great
Britain. It must "take the Russian
place while the Russian armies are re-
equipping. It must bear tne weignt
which has hitherto fallen on Russian
shoulders." He admits that the cen
tral powers "still have an overwhelm
ing superiority in all the material and
equipment of war." He reproaches
British labor for insisting on peace
conditions of employment when the
nation should have, the services of all
its manhood to defend its honor and
existence. He quotes with approval
the opinion of an expert that what
ever is done must be done within the
next ninety days.
This warning, coupled with the Zep
pelin raids on London, may stir the
masses of England from their appar
ent apathy. Lord Northcliffe's papers
have fulminated in vain. But now that
Lloyd George, one of the first states
men of Europe, has made such an ap
peal against "slouching into disaster
as if walking along the ordinary paths
of peace" the British may give heed.
The English aristocracy has been
pouring out its blood and treasure like
water, but the British masses, from
all accounts, have shown an indiffer
ence that denotes either a lack of re
alization of the true situation or a
lack of patriotism never before mani
Incidentally, this business on the
border may interfere with the business
of Texas real estate agents, who are
Conscription at any time in this
ountry might be unpopular, but if
every young man were given two
years' military training it w ouldn't be
For the first time in the history of
this country have the barons of fin
ance of the old world come here to
negotiate a loan. It is a war loan, of
course, and the figures desired are for
$500,000,000. If our own barons of
finance would use this to establish a
merchant marine in this time of need,
when the opportunity is almost over
whelming them, what a blessing it
would be for this country, not only
for this country but for the world. Wc
believe that if this country will close
the coffer lid that the war will soon
United States District Attorney
Tom Allen was down from Lincoln
Thursday looking after some business
in district court, and took time to call
on the Journal editor for a few mom
ents. Incidentally, Tom was feeling
the democratic pulse hereabouts in
reference to the renomination of
President Wilson. He apparently was
well pleased over the outlook here, as
there are but very few, if any, who
are opposed to the renomination and
election of one of the greatest presi
dents of which this country can or will
Mr. Bryan may be known to history
as the Great Impracticable, but we
will all have to acknowledge that he
can make a speech.
Strawberries and dandelions are do
ing well, but rhubarb pie and goose
berries doesn't seem to be producing
much of a second crop.
Why don't those folks who can t
make Ohio go dry move to Kansas?
Is segregation yet to be the oliv
branch between wets and drys?
It should be remembered that
newspaper reporter is supposed to
know his own business and something
about everybody el.se's business.
Dr. Dumba seems to be thinking a
number of things that also begin with
a D. They may need him in Austria
but we have no need of him here.
Our "informant" writes that the de
feat of the Russian army is due to the
enormous grafting by which money in
tended for munitions is embezzled. I
this is true, that's what comes of no
Teddy Roosevelt seems to be the
only person of prominence in the Unit
ed States who is not satisfied with the
present condition of our foreign af
fairs. Well, it is fortunate we don't
have to consult Ted, anyhow.
Senator Vardeman of Mississippi
who has attended the various chau
tauquas throughout the middle west
etn state?, as a speaker, says there is
not a man in America who could de
feat our president in 101 (. In his
rounds Senator Vardeman visited
Iowa, and he believes that even Iowa
will elect Wilson electors.
Some vandal nas marked up trie
signs along the Lincoln Auto Route
leading to Hastings. The sign reads
"Come to Hastings, Adams county,
population 12,000." This is rubbed
out and "The City of Nuts" placed
thereon. Hastings people offer a big
reward for the identity of the pre
petrators of the dastardly deed. And
if caught, will no doubt be severely
II ATS OFF TO NEBRASKA!
From all parts of Nebraska comes
the same glad news: "If frost will
hold off for another week or ten days.
Nebraska will' harvest the greatest
corn crop in her history. While it
is true that the unusual rains during
the harvest season seriously damaged
the wheat crop, the fact still remains
that Nebraska has harvested her
bumper wheat crop, and although the
quality may be inferior to that of
some former seasons, the crop itself
will bring more money to the pro
ducers than any former wheat crop
produced in this state. Alfalfa fields
that will not yield four cuttings this
season are few and far between, the
apple crop is one of the biggest and
best in history, the potato crop is un
usually good, and from irrigated Ne
braska comes the glad tidings that the
beet crop this season will outdo any
former season's crop. In every city
and village within the confines of the
state building activities are remark
able, and as a result labor finds ready
and remunerative employment.
Isn't it a joy to be living in such a
state? And is it not the bounden duty
of every citizen in the state to call
attention to the state's productivity,
activity and prosperity? Is it not
time to still the voice of the calamity
howler, to silence the pessimist, and
give the floor to those who look with
confidence upon the future and are
willing to testify to their faith by
their work in the upbuilding of the
state? Morally, socially, industrial
ly, financially they must all take off
their hats to Nebraska. Of all good
things she produces the most and the
best; of all things bad she has the
fewest and least. It is so written in
the books, and admitted by all men
who have made a study of the facts.
Quoting the language of the Grand
Mufti of his most gracious majesty,
King Ak-Sar-Ben, "To be a Nebraskan
is to be a king in one's own right."
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The Iviud low IIav Always Uonght, and ivhidi Las bom
iu live lor over ;JO y nrs, has borne the Firrnatiirn of
sry ,,r : "ml bas boon made under bis per-
fXy7 V'.Val S"I"-TvisUm since its infancy.
't? A.1Jmv " " to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-jrood are lpit
r.xix'riments that t riile with and endanger the Iionl'li of
Imunts and Children llxpericnce against - Espurinicn U
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goric, Drops and Soothing Nyruns. It is pleasant.' It
contains neither Opium, 3Iorphin nop other Narcotic
i ::T;stante. Us age is its guarantee. It destroys "Worms
r.ud allays I-Vverislmess. For more than thirty years it
has been iu eonstant use for the relief of C onstipation,
Flatulency, Wind Colic, all Teething Troubles and
Diarrluea. It regulates the Stomach and Iiowels,
assimilates the Food, giving' healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Fanacca The 3Iothcr's Fiieud.
GENUINE CASTOR I A ALWAYS
yi Bears the Signature of
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The Kind You Have Always Bought
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VO W K CITV.
While it is comforting to know that
Guatemala would side with the United
States in a war, most of us will favor
he preservation of peace as long as
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Some of our republican newspaper
"i iends do love to rip Secretary Mc-
Adoo "up the back," solely for the
want of somebody else to "rip up,"
and all because McAdoo is one of the
principal members of the present ad
ministration. At the same time they
: 1111 ! .
are compelled to acknowledge that he
is one of the ablest financiers in the
country, and right onto the job of Sec
retary of the Treasury.
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Americans have been assured pro
tection on the high seas, and some
thing should be done to make life safe
along the Texas border.
The leaves are falling, according to
the calendar, ignoring the temperature.
eve You Heard Billy Sunday?
m Roads to Omaha!
The Cost of Bridge Tolls for ROUND TRIP
Using Our Commutation Books:
Auto and Driver round trip 50c
Extra Passengers each 05c
Si 0.00 Books $5.00
$ 5.00 " $2.50
good Any Time and Transferable
ck-Duff Bridge Co.,
Will You Visit the Expo
sition this Autumn or Winter?
Thousands ore going to California to see the marvelous exposition
before the gates are closed December 31st. Many will make an autumn
tour at these cheap rates, returning before winter, while many will leave
before cold weather for the winter in Southern California, going via San
Francisco. The final return limit of the Exposition tickets is December
31 1915; those spending the winter in California should travel either on
one way tickets, or there is available the first-class nine-months excur
sion ticket. The Burlington operates daily through sleepers to San Fran
cisco 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. '
Burlington through service California routes com
prise a ''See America" tour that includes the seenin,
the highly developed regions, the attractive cities of
half the continent.
R. W CL EMENT; Ticket Afient.
L. W. WAKELLR, General Passenger Agent,
1004 Fanram Street, OMAHA, Neb.
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