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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 191.1
PLATTSM O UTII SEMI-WEEKLT JOURNAH
be plattsmoiatb journal
! III.Illl:lt SKOI.WKKKI.V -T
KnUMi Jat lv.-toM.-.-at riuttsmouth,
R. A. BATES, Publisher
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY. v
To keep one'.-, foot firmly set v
in the way thac leads upward, v
however dark a.ul thorny it may -l---
be at the moment, is to eon- -I
quer. Lilian Whitinsr.
A day that has few annoyances is a
Iior bu.-iness day.
The occasional cold snaps is a warn
ing that Old Winter is on the road.
Boston evidently faces starvation.
Si-f is sulTeri'ur from a shrtrtnjre ot
;t loTion of a irood joke is for
in many to !;r.d fault with Italy for
io'atintr international law.
We see by the fashion magazines
that the hustle is oominjr hack, which j
is piol.ahiy where it belcnjrs. '
What has become of the late Cen
tral Iluerta, formerly of Mexico, and
ikcently of the United States?
Home i.- i it-fined by many people a."
a p';icc to ' when you haven't any
rr.orey left to .-pend o;: muvir.j pic
tures. If Ford ,-o-s on rraV.inr sa'niarinos ;
;.t, 1 r,n:H thc-m out. as rapidly as he
does motor cars, we hr:iM have a
y:-at little coast defen-e.
It i siild a I'la'.tsmf 'Jlh m:1!' is los- j
ir l' Ills eye-ijrht I "cause he has been t
wat hrir the .-Kirts of ladies too close j
a- they pas- down the street. j
Mr.-. Ilo.-e Palmer of Svcun.ore. II-'
':,':. wh;!e in her trarden. was jsruntr '
by an insect just back of the ear. She !
immediately became unconscious and
death soon followed.
It is a nnr.ty hard job for any man
to kf-cn up nis reputation by beinc;1,
wei! to do ? Solicitors assail him in!
:-urh swarms that poverty looks like a
dre-.m of heaven.
A. W. Jcffciies of Omaha is the
latest republican candidate announced
for United States senator. If many I
more republicans come ov.t for this!
place thf-re won't Le room enough on j
the primary ballot to print the names.
Even if Mr. Bry?.rt does go to
Europe and fails to establish peace
over there he will come hack with a
lot of material for a new speech every
once in a while, is all that he needs
to get along much better than one
half the people in the country.
Tbo women of the country arc being
l ' -- rd into service by the ammunition
'ran,raeture;s to bring pressure upon
the coming congress to compel that
body to further their propaganda. Be
fore committing this country to a per
manent military propaganda it might
! just as well to do a little investi
gating and see who is in reality hack
of the movement to make this coun
try -i general irsenal of aims an 1
Kx-Covernor Aid rich hoo.-ted itim
jif'f into the executive office by his
i-tand for county option, which never
-a me. After his ceftnt for re-election
he joined the bull mooers; now
what 'is he? He tried to down tho
standpatters, and now ho is going to
nve the cheek to ask them to elect
him to the position of United States
senator. But there are too many Lcl
"ter r.r.d abler men for the phu-e in the
'rep v.bh'ran party to fool awy mii-.h
time on Aldrich.
I'LATTSIIIII Til. .K1HASK..
Neh., as seconJ-class mail matter.
Just what he is jroinjr to do with
this new land ho lias discovered in the
refrigerator of the north, or what
trood comes ultimately of exploration
of such waste places, th layman may
only suess, but he isn't disposed to
blame Stefansson, the intrepid explor
er who was lost and is found, for de
ciding to remain another two years in
the .somewhat frigid zone. A diet of
blubber and jum drops and other
jrreasy staples of the north country
may seem something of a hardship to
the well-fed patriot of this region, but
there are compensations which should
console the explorer through the long
Arctic overlings. Out there on chilly
edge of things he shall esscape the
tiresome war talk which is encounter
ed everywhere throughout the world
that men call civilized. He shall
escape the large rloek of international
crisis which pester the populace of
this land of the free. The best seller
and the popular song will not invade
the great white fastness, nor Charlie
Chaplin pa-s in slapstick pantomine.
To him Christmas will mean only an
other winter day. with time to think,
perhaps of its true sigr.tieance; at
least it won't unload on him a cargo
of silk suspenders and safety razors
and smoking j.ickets, when what he
wants is fur boots instead of fur
belows. There his Independence Days
.shall be safe ail sane and more
numerous thai in the maddening
crowds. One ii really independent
only when he gets away fwm people
a. id institution:; to depend on. Ch.il- j
blains may bother some, but lie shall
avoid prickly hut and hay fever, and
no place is perfe;t. After which it is
useless to sit up nights to sympathize
with S'.efanssop, out in that far flung
I.or.esomcland, which hasn't yet been
exploited by the summer res-ort pro
moters, lie is missing something, no !
doubt, but theie is so much that one j
would like to miss and can't that there j
is a deposition to envy the lonely ex- j
plorer his snug camp up there toward
the Great Nail. May be lacking somo .
0: ihe comforts of home, hut there is
mi-sing also much of the Big Noise
which people in large numbers make
and call culture or something else
which it isn't.
All the soldiers in the trenches wear
bcaids, and the French name for them
is "poilus," "the hairy man." Another
step, back to Stone-hatchet time.
It has been stated that the Hes
perian was destroyed by a mine; a
number of fragments of the instru
ment that struck her, gathered from
the deck, have been inspected, and they
are the pieces of a torpedo. How dis
"Uncle Joe" Cannon wants to be
congressman-at-large from Hilnois
next year, and in return he has prom
ised that this would be positively his
last appearance before the people. It
looks like Old Joe was getting old
enough to learn some sense. But you
can't lose him until he is placed in the
If J hn I). Rockefeller, jr., was re
sponsible, even to the most minute
digner, for the Colorado trouble,
he would hjutlly go out there and
shake hands lith it. Young John I).,
like old John D., has powerful
enemies, but le seems to be handling
them all right.
Scientists .say a shatk will not at
tack a man in water. But if you ever
meet a shark on land that walks on
two legs, look out.
Escaping &iems to be on of the
best things t.e Russians do, although
they may finally run out of anyt place
to go, if they keep it up.
REWARDS OF TJIE FARM.
The tewards of the farm are many,
says the Indianapolis Farmer. We
know there is no other man or woman
so independent of the vicissitudes of
the world as he or she with a few well
tilled acres all their own The drouths
may come and the tempests blow, yet
there is always some little source of
income that does not fail and flows on
like the little stream from an inex
haustible spring. There is no other
investment so prolific of joy and hap
piness as that of a little farm by the
cne who knows his calling. The fields
of nature are always open to our ex
ploring feet. And nature in that vast
workshop of hers, is a master at enter
taining. The changing scenes of bud
and leaf, of blossom and fruit, afford
a depth of study that is yet far be
yond the master minds of men. Per
haps at some far future time mankind
may understand all that nature has to
disclose and then he will live next
door to the Master of Life. Farming
is nothng more than a harmony of
mankind, the clouds and the soil. We
believe that the farm offers better re
wards to the youth of today than any
other vocation. It requires a wise in
estment of both time and means, it is
true, and yet what other work is even
more exacting? Life is so short at
the best. The adult activities of a
man measure over a very brief span of
years and in no other vocation can a
person grow old so gracefully as on
the farm. It may require the best
years of one's life to make and pay
for a little farm, yet where could we
spend them more profitably than in
the open freld if such is our bent of
life? Many the country boy who
leaves Home under a seeming neces
sity who fully intends to make his
little fortune in the city marts, then
returns to the farm to spend his de
clining years in rest and peace. And
the farm is its own best reward.
There is a diplomatic temperament
as well as a judicial one, and neither
George Fred Williams nor T. St. John
Gaffney possessed it.
If Senator La Follette succeeds in
driving Teddy Roosevelt out of the
.regressive party the coroner will
have difficulty in finding enough re
mains to sit on.
Marse Henry Watterson, who
makes kicking the kaiser his life
work, can find one point of agreement
with the Germans; he is bitterly op
posed to prohibition.
That's an underhand method of
puncturing our diplomatic victories by
punishing that practically all the sub
marines have been trapped. Are the
British really our friends?
State Fire Commissioner W. S.
Ridgell has brought suit against State
Treaurer Hall to secure money belong
ing to his department, in saalries, etc.
It has come a pretty pass that a state
official can't draw his salary, has it
Sol L. Long (whoever he may be)
ays those who criticize the movies, in
comparison with flesh and blood plays,
should realize that the movies are to
the drama what the Salvation Army is
to the church. Well, there's food for
thought in that.
A mass meeting is proposed in Lon
don to protest against Zeppelins.
Cheers to make the welkin ring and to
be exploded through a few shots in
the right place should be the best wel
kin ringer. But protests don't work
in times of war.
According to Camille Flammarion,
the war in Europe was foretold by all
the celestial omens of war which have
long been given credence. These in
clude the total solar eclipse a year
:go, visible in Europe and Asia, Dele
van s comet, kno'.vu as tne war
comet," which "appeared near the end
of 1013 and which is to remain visible
for the next five years, a remarkable
winter day in June, last year, and
others. Such war omens have appear
ed together in other years, without
bringing Avar, however.
It was a genuine old white frost,
Did it come too early to injure late
Colombia cannot borrow any money
on the chances of that $25,000 treaty
John D. might loan the allies that
billion himself; but he's no Wall' street
Theosophy is a comfortable doctrine
if one must muddle himself up with
There is something suspicious be
hind those half-hearted Mexican in-
vasons of Texas.
A smile wheu you don't feel like it
may be advisable, but usually it
doesn't deceive anybody.
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Already Plattsburg veterans have
begun publishing Their personal mem
ories in the New York papers.
The allies feel somewhat cheered
now, and it is about time they were
feeling like that, but for how long no
one can say.
Conrressman Revis is trying to earn
his salary, even if he is at home. He
is still investigating the rural mail
rervice out of Lincoln.
What shall we do with our ex
presidents? Mostly listen to what
they have to say, it seems. They both
command something of a hearing.
Sometimes it seems that every home
should have a "pout room," where any
member of the household could go and
pout to his or her heart's content.
Perhaps the war did one thing for
us; it punctured the old-fashioned
boast that we could "whip any tarna
tion enemy in all creation." Maybe
we can, but brag is silent.
Union Station, at Kansas City,
which made such a brave struggle for
beauteous surroundings, is now being
imprisoned in bill boards, we hear.
There's no withstanding their per
If a constitutional amendment is to
be voted on what good could come
from making the liquor question a
party issue? For one we are inalter
ably opposed to putting this question
in the platform of the party to which
More than 175,000 horses and mules,
an average of 1,500 a day, since April
1, this year, have been shipped from
the United States to England for use
in the British army. All the horses and
mules sent from this country to Eng
land come from the west, and are ship
ped by rail to Newport News, where
they are loaded on vessels for Europe.
That recent proposition to dredge
the River des Peres so that vessels
may ascend it several miles doesn't
seem so unreasonable when we read
that the steamships Eaton Hall and
Harlesden, living four and one-half
miles from water on the Texas prairie,
where they were driven by the hurri
cane, are to be got back to the gulf
by digging a channel to them.
No wonder your old college chum
and army comrade, Roosevelt, is sore
at the kaiser. Henry Allen writes:
When Colonel Roosevelt was the
guest of the kaiser on his way home
from Africa a grand review of Ger
man troops was arranged for him. He
was given the finest mount in the im
perial stables and as he reviewed the
troops with the emperor a photograph
was taken of them. In one of these
photographs Colonel Roosevelt had
taken the attitude of pointing out
something to the emperor. Shortly
after Rosevelt's return to the United
States he found one of the pictures in
his mail and written in the handwrit
ing of tv" emperor were the words:
"Here is where a lieutenant-colonel of
a cowboy regiment in America was
telling the German emperor how he
should run the finest army in the
WHERE PARTY FERVOR FAILS.
One of the things that the party
workers in Nebraska seem to be un
able to fanthom is the likelihood, or
lack of it, of either party taking up
prohibition as a party measure.
It docs not appear that those who
are conducting the anti-saloon cam
paign are asking either party to make
their cause a party measure, but
among the leaders and followers of
both parties the question is acute as
to whether or not it shall become a
Here and there the suggestion by
republicans is encountered that that
party should incorporate a dry plank
in its platform in order to embarrass
the opposition. Less frequently the
suggestion is heard that the demo
crats shall espouse the anti-saloon
cause in the state convention.
Whether it will help or hurt the
anti-saloon cause to have it taken up
by one party and ignored by the other
is subject to much speculation. Of
course if both parties endorsed it
there would be nothing left but the
But there is a suggestion that if it
should be made a party measure in
the sense that one party should open
ly espouse it and the other should be
forced into a hostile attitude thereby,
it might restrain many partisans from
voting on that question, as they would
if their party was in no way com
As a matter of fact it does not seem
to make much difference whether the
anti-saloon movement is favored or
ignored by political parties. This ques
tion is one upon which the voter feels
so strongly that party declarations
are meaningless to him. That being
so, it would seem that, no matter
what the political organizations and
conventions may do, the question will
be considered upon its merits by prac
tically every voter in the state.
It is impossible to believe that any
appreciable number of any party
would feel themselves bound, upon
this partciular question, by any party
declaration either for or against the
amendment. Lincoln Star.
Not very many people in town last
Governor Morohead has named Sat
urday, October 9, as the beginning of
Fire Prevention Days." During the
specified dates every chimney and flue
in this city should be examined and
see they are safe from fire.
The "Dress Up" campaign is on
right now and it behooves everybody
to appear neat and dressy on the
streets. Prosperity is here, and no
mistake, and even the children should
be neat, as well as their parents.
While the campaign has just started
in Plattsmouth, other towns started
with October first. We do not want to
appear indinerent in mis matier,
neither do we desire to appear dic
tatorial, but we must try to keep up
with the procession. We have done so
in nearly everything else, now let us
observe the dress up campaign. Fall
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Phillips,
their two children, and a canary bird
went to Wilmette, a suburb of Chi
cago, to live. Mr. Thillips is a lodge
man, and nights, when he coached
pledges in lodge work, Mrs. Phillips
went to the movies. The children and
the canary bird went to bed. The
neighbors "talked." They said Mrs.
Phillips walked on the street with
other men when she went to the
movies. Mr. Phillips heard the neigh
borhood gossip, and has left home,
taking with him the canary bird and
the family silver. Mrs. Phillips is not
crazy to get him back, but she wants
that canary bird and the silver. She
has started a suit for separate main
tainance for the children, alimony for
herself, the return of the canary and
the silver. Don't leave much for Mr.
18 horse-power Buffalo Pitts double
cylinder engine. Good as new. Will
sell it at a bargain; half cash, balance
terms to suit. Inquire at this office.
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HOW TO BE EFFICIENT.
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headache, stilT joints, sore muscles,
"always tired" feeling, rheumatism
and other ills To be efficient, you
must be healthy. Foley Kidney Pills
strengthen the kidneys, help them do
their work of filtering out from the
system the waste matter that causes
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Eczema spreads rapidly; itching al
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ONTH at the
Every farmer Yho can should visit
California and the Exposition during October.
You will find n;orc agricultural exhibits and more
events which will interest you than ever before
were shown ia one place in one month in tha
History of tha World.
There will be at least 24 national and international
6tock shows and conventions, with one event lap
ping over into the next. Moreover, you can stop
off in the gre3t agricultural sections of the New
West and see how the farmers of this section make
money on great ranches and on smaller irrigated
tracts. And you will see the Great Panama-Pacific
Exposition, which for beauty and general interest
has never been equaled.
AH this you will oce at the lowest fare in yearsa rate trade
particularly for tho expositions. This is probably the best chance
of your lifetime to make the western trip you have ben thinking
about to make it at the least cost end to sec the most on the
Coast and on the way. You will finti livint; expenses very rea
sonableall hotels art? under apreemcnt not to raise rates. W rile
for tree Book No. 168 Tells what to see and cost of trip.
For the quickest trip oversmoothest roaubei! and to travel through
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Enjoys Vi;dt in Old Home.
From Tufsd.ivs iai:v.
Dr. D. F. Brendel of Murray was in
the city this morning for a few hours
and is looking and feeling fine since
his return from his recent visit at
Zionviiic, and other points in Indiana,
whore he and Mrs. Brendel have been
spending a short time, and the jour
ney back to the old home has been one
thnt has been thoroughly enjoyed by
both the doctor and his wife.
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