The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, November 22, 1915, Page PAGE 2, Image 2

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Seniator G. M. Hitchcock Addresses
the Students of State University
at Lincoln.
On Thursday evening at Auditorium
in Lincoln, Senator G. M. Hitchcock
addressed the students of the state
university on the now all-absorbing
subject of national preparedness, and
in brief the remarks of the senator
were as follows:
"To those who say war is improb
" able, I say we ara not providing
against the probable only. We pre
pare for war simply because it is pos
sible. Before the present war broke
out in Europe, such a horror seemed
not only improbable, but impossible.
Yet it came and its coming has arous
ed the American people to the fact
that war is possible even to nations
that do not want it and try to avoid
The senator gave some statistics
comparing our facilities for war with
that of other nations. He also gave
it as his opinion that the government
should manufacture its own war muni
tions, claiming that it could be done
cheaper by the government factories.
In part Senator Hitchock said:
"We call this new issue one of pre
paredness. I do not recall who bap
tised it. but whoever it was did a
good job, because he chose a name
broad enough to includes much mov.'
ihrn mmtrivy and naval equipment.
"Today, therefore. I shall hurriedly
review not only the preparedness in
volved in having an efficient army and
r.avy, but the preparedness which
comes to a nation which has so organ
ized society as to give to each man
and woman a strong and patriotic in
tercut in the national welfare, so that
in the face of danger all classes join
in supporting and sustaining the gov
ernment. Not a New Doctrine.
' Be it said at the outset that the
American people have always believed
:n preparedness. They won their lib
erties with arms in their hands after
a lone and desperate struggle. They
.maintained their independence in a
war with England in 1812, caused
chiefly by an attempt to deny to the
United States, the freedom of the seas.
Since that time there has been an
army and a navy which have grown as
the country has grown.
"Trie question that now arises is
whether the great war now shaking
the worid should increase the degree
or improve the efficiency of our pre
paredness. "To those who say war is improb
able. I say we are not preparing
again.-t the probable only. We pre
pare for war simply because it is
possible. Before the present war
broke out in Europe such a horror
seemed not only improbable, but im
possible. Yet it came and its coming
has aroused the American people to
the fact that war is possible even to
nations that do not want it and try
to avoid it. It is not whether we will
have preparedness, but it is whether
our preparedness is effective in view
of the enormous development of re
cent years..
"Compared to all other countries,
with population as the basis, our mil
itary organization in peace times is
about one-fifth as great as the peace
fully disposed countries and only one-
fifteenth as much as the great mili
tary nations. Besides population and
area, we must consider another factor,
namely, our far-flung possessions. In
the Philippines, the Hawaiian islands,
the Panama canal zone, Alaska and
the Mexican border, we should have
manv times the "number of men sta
tioned that we now have.
"The claim that preparedness will
tempt a nation to go to war may apply
to countries under a monarchial form
of government, where secret diplom
acy and one or two men decide the
great question. In the United States,
however, we have no such danger, be
cause we have no secret treaties and
war can only be declared by congress,
composed of representatives of the
people and dependent on popular ap
Paying Too Much Now.
"Under our present system of pur
chasing arms, ammunition and armor
plate from great concerns operated
for profit, we pay extortionate prices
and build up great interests whose
voice and whose influence are for war,
so that they can make money. . They
organize campaigns, carry on a pro
paganda and lo'bby in congress for ex
cessive appropriations. They favor
militarism and seek to create a "great
Kru'ppism in the United States. This
I regard as one of the dangers of the
future. I would avoid it by nationaliz
ing the manufacture of arms, ammuni
jjon and armor. We can make these
supplies at less than we pay for them.
We have already cut in two the cost
of powder by erecting government
factories where we now manufacture
nearly half what we use in the army
and navy, dovernment powder fac
tories have established the cost of
making powder and forced the manu
facturers to reduce their bids in pro
portion. Government manufacture of
war munitions not only means to take
away from Washington a powerful
and selfish interest that may try to
embroil us in war, but it means to
make enormous savings in the cost of
"In the present terrible war England
is an example of the lack of prepared
ness socially, while a large part of
Germany's strength is due to social
conditions. If we would prepare our
country for any great struggle we
must so direct legislation and develop
ment as to make people of all classes
contented. We must elevate the stand
ard of living. We must improve con
ditions of labor. We must provide
against unemployment.
Opposes Militarism.
"And now in conclusion let me re
capitulate by saying that I do not fa
vor militarism nor navalism. but I be
lieve in a moderate increase in our
standing army and the continued
growth of our navy. I believe in the
establishment of a reserve consisting
of men in civil life trained, however,
sufficiently t6 be called at war time
into the service. I believe this body
should be a training school for your.g
men. I believe that the manufacture
of arms, armor and ammunition
should be in government factories so
that preparedness for war should be a
public responsibility and not a private
Senator Hitchcock was introduced
by Chancellor Avery. The meeting
was under the auspices of the univer
sity. The cadets attended in a body.
filling the lower floor. Commandant
Parker and Senator Hitchcock were
greeted with cheers by the students.
From SaturdaVs Daily.
The meeting at the Methodist
church last evening was one of the
best of the series and almost in num
bers exceeded the monster meeting of
Thursday night, and it was necessary
to open the tpworth League room in
order to seat the audience, and it was
with the greatest of interest that the
members of the congregation followed
the remarks of Rev. F. M. Druliner
As a result of the efforts of the min
ister there were a number to come
forward and join their lives witn
Christ, and which goes to swell the
list of those who have taken a stand
e.uring these meetings. Tomorrow
will be the close of the series of re
vival services and a very large crowd
will doubtless be present at all of the
From Friday's iJaily.
The south part of the city seems
to have been made the scene for the
operations of chicken thieves in the
past few nights and a .lumber of the
henroosts in that semen are shy a
nirmber of their featlie:cd occupants
greatly to the disgi st ol the owners
of the fowls. Just who the party or
parties may be has not as yet occn
discovered, but it is certain that if
the poultry raisers in that locality can
locate the guilty ones they will be
made to suffer for their shortcomings
in a way that they will not soon foi-
get and it will probably prc.vw a mcst
costly experience for them.
KATOLIGKY sokol dramatic
La.t Saturday evening the Katolicky
Sokol Dramatic club presented a very
pleasing comedy at their hall on West
Locust street before a very large audi
ence of well pleased auditors. The
title of the comedy was "How the
Shoemaker Fooled the Devil," and the
members of the company certainly ac
quitted themselves in splendid shape
in presenting the laughable farce. The
play was given in the oBhemian lan
guage and was one of the most suc
cessful that has been given so far by
this excellent organization and reflect
ed "great credit upon the entire com
pany. After th.2 play a pleasant social
dance was enjoyed for several hours to
the excelelnt music of the Plattsmouth
orchestra under the direction of Tom
Svoboda, and which was enjoyed to the
utmost by the young people present.
Sales bills done quickly at the
. Wood and Ward, two comedians,
whose exceptional ability and versil
ity have made them widely popular,
will appear at the Parmele theater
next Tuesday night, November 23, in
the jolly musical comedy, "Two Merrv
Tramps," in vhi:h they have im
mortalized those quaint and humorous
knights of the road known as 'Artie
and Clarence. They will be supported
by a company of bright and clever
comedians and will have an additional
aid of a group of petite and pleasing
girls in the many songs and dances
incidental to the action of the comedy
The specialty features will be thor
oughly un-to-date and the musical
numbers will include many of thi
latest songs made popular in the
famous "Reviews" and "Follies" of
New York. Special scsnery has been
movided and the chorus costuming is
new and attractive throughout.
"Two-Merry Tramps" is designed to
provide a first-class entertainment of
fun, mirth and frivolity. It has no
serious purpose, but serves a useful
end in driving dull care away for a
few hours in these days of general
stress and anxiety. It will act as a
healing salve for the wounds of
trouble and care and will brighten uo
the dullest and lighten up the
In the window of J. W. Ciabill, the
jeweler, is shown one of the most
novel little engines that it has been
the pleasure of anyone to view, ar.d
the tiny little engine is running at full
-peed and is complete in every detail
as a ninature slide valve engine. Th
tiny pic(c of mechanism was made by
Mr. Crabill at Icasure time and is to
small that it is almost overlooked in
the .show window, but it is there when
it comes to running. The bed of the
engine is seven-sixteenths of an inch
in size, the cylinders one-eighth of an
inch, the flywheel is three-sixteenths
of an inch in diameter. The machine
is a work of art and shows great skill
in the making, as the different part 4
are so small as to be almost invisible
to the eye, but all are as perfect a.
can be found in a large machine. I
is well worth seeing and those who
have not saw the engine should drop
around to the Crabill store and view
it as it is operating in the show win
From Saturday's Daily.
The following account is given in
one of the Red Lodge, Montana, pa
pers of recent date, giving the details
of an automobile accident in which
P. II. Madsen of this city had a very
narrow escape from serious injury:
I'. H. Madsen and J. A. Dixon met
with an automobile accident early last
Monday morning while on their way
to Laurel in the Madsen car They
left Red Lodge shortly after midnight,
with Mr. Madsen at the wheel, and
ui reaching a point about half way
between Joliet and Rockvale, where
the road makes a sharp turn across
a new culvert, the driver missed the
bridge entirely and the machine
pTunged into an irrigation ditch and
turned upside down. The occupants
managed to crawl out from under the
machine and were not seriously in
jured, but the car was almost a total
wreck. The two men were picked
up by a passing automobile and
brought back to Red Lodge at break
of day.
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The ladies of the Past Chiefs of the
Degree of Honor were entertained in
a very pleasing manner at the homo
of Mrs. Fred Ramge on Friday after
noon, and the occasion arranged by
the hostesses, Mesdames Ramge and
Luella Leesley, was one that was
thoroughly enjoyed by all who were
fortunate enough to be present. The
business session of the organization
being deposed of the ladies proceeded
to spend several hours very pleasantly
in social conversation and their fancy
work. A very dainty and tempting 5
o'clock dinner was served by the hos
tesses, which came as a most delight
ful climax of the pleasant afternoon.
The dining room was decorated in the
D. of H. colors, royal blue, and the
centerpiece of the table formed by a
huge bouquet of red carnations which
made a very handsome appearance.
Miss Edith Ramge assisted in serving
and gave a number of very enjoyable
musical selections during the after
Glen .Mdrich Takes (her the Vaude
vi'ile Circle and Will Ghe His
V huie Time to the Same.
When the Fmpress vaudeville was
first organized it was with G!on Aid
l ich as marager of the Overland an 1
the Overland Theater association was
part of that organization, in fact, it
was the fountair.head. Glen Aldrich
found that he had to take up so much
of his time looking after the busines;
on the vaudeville circuit that he was
away the most of the time and coul.i
not cive all of his attention to the
Overland theater management,
I" red West was selected to manage
the bouse and look after things, whic
he is doing to the satisfaction of the
public and those connected with th
association, as Mr. AHrieh is doing
with the vaudeville circuit.
Mr. Aldrich found that it was bet
!cr to have a free hand with the vau
doviile attractions so he took over th-
Empress vaudeville organization an.!
will entirely divorce it, next week
from the Overland Theater company
and will marnrre it alone. He has
taken on several more towns, among
them Ottumwa. Iowa. His troupes tha
start in on the circuit will have two
week engagements, starting at Ottum
wa, Iowa, and winding up at Falls
City. Heretofore the circuit has been
a short one. Mr. Aldrich contemplate?
extending the circuit, so as to make
it three week-. He was in Chicago
the fore part of the week and secure
some extra attractions and also or
dered a supply of new printed matte:
for the new circuit, which he wil
use to adorn the billboards within
the next, ten days or two weeks. Mr
Aldrich is one of the best posted the
atical men in the country and ha
given Nebraska City lovers of good
attractions some of the best there
was in the country. He had the peo
pie educated in this city and vicinity
to know that when an attraction i
billed for the Overland theater on
Thursday evening that none bette
could be secured in this part of the
country. He pomises to maintain
the standard that he has established
and will bring to the Overland the-
same high-class vaudeville each week
that we have been given and all have
long since learned to place great
faith in his promises and to know he
makes good. Nebraska City News.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to take this method of
expressing our most sincere thanks to
our many neighbors and friends for
iheir kindly assistance; also for .the
beautiful floral offerings during the
illness and death of our beloved
Olive. Horning and Brothers and
Read the want ads in the Journal
t Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by loral application., an thry cannot rpitch th
diseased xntii of the ear. There 1 only one
wuy to life deafne8, and Hint la by constitution.
1 remedies. Deufnesa la caused liy an iiuianied
condition of the tnucou lining of the Eustachian
Tube. When tills tube is inflamed yon have
rumbling wound or iui perfect bearing, and when
It is entirely closed Ih-afnesa ia the result, and
unless the inflammation can be taken out and
till j tube restored to Its normal condition, bear
ing will be destroyed forever: iiine caaes out of
ten are caused by Catarrh, which la nothing but
an lnU.imed condition of the mucous aurfaeea.
Y will give One Hundred Dollars for any oae
of leaf!icss (caused by catarrh) that cannot be
curtd by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Bend for circu
lars, free.
F. J. CTTEXEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c. v
Take Halla Family Put for coaatipauca.
Early this morning two very hard
looking characters were rounded up
by Officer William Wilson and Officer
Alvin Jones about a miles north of the
Burlington station along the tracks,
and they were brought in and lodged
in jail to await further examination,
as it is thought perhaps they are
wanted in Omaha or some of the near
by towns. The third man who was
with the party made his escape by
running north along the tracks
and into the timber, where it was im
possible to find him. The three men
were first noticed by Frank Brink
man of the night yard force of the
Purlington, who reported the matter
to the police and the officers hastened
to the scene where the men were re
tailing themselves around a camp fire,
and at the appearance of the police the
two men were captured, but the third
of the trio escaped in the darkness of
the early morning. On searching ihe
men one, giving his name as Philip
Kelner, was found to be-a small-sized
walking arsenel, as he had a large-
sized revolver on his person, as well as
a cartridge belt well filled, a flashlight,
as well as a number of keys of all
sizes and kinds, which looks as though
the man might have been a "stickup"
man in some of the cities. The second
man gave the name of Carl Ross and
was unarmed. They w ill be kept here
until word can be sent to Omaha to
learn if the men are wanted there. Af
ter the arrest of the two men Sheriff
Quinton was notified, and with the
police started out on a search for the
third member of the party, but a
thorough search from the Platte river
bridge to the depot failed to reveal
any sign of him.
Friends and Neighbors in Plattsmouth
Will Show You a Way.
Get at the root of the trouble.
Rubbing an aching back may re
lieve it.
But won't cure it if the kidneys are
You must reach the loot of it the
kidneys. .
Doan's Kidney 1111s go right at it;
Reach the cause; attack the pain.
Are recommended by many Platts
mouth people.
B. Brooks, Main St., Plattsmouth,
ays: "I had a severe attack of kid
ney Complaint, brought on by a bad
cold. At times the pain extended from
my back and hips into my shoulders.
I cbuldn't get about and was laid up
for two weeks. My head ached for
hours at a 'time and I had dizzy spells,
during which my sight blurred. Two
boxes of Doan's Kidney Pills, procured
at Gering & Co.'s Drug Store, restored
my health." 1
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kiclney remedy feet
Doan's Kidney Pills the same that
Mr. Brooks had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
M. Tritsch, refracting optician, at
Gering St Co.'s Wednesday arid Satur
day evenings. Examination free.
- WW TuJ..
No nation on Earth has the rea
son to be so profoundly thankful
at this time as America. We want to join with you in
properly observing this National Thanksgiving Day.
Dress up! Brighten the 'corner and be thankful.
Everything for the Well Dressed Man
Except Shoes
E. Wescott's
Fred Baumgart came in from his
farm home west of this city Saturday
to do his week-end shopping, attend
to some business matters and visit
with county seat friends. While here
Mr. Baumgart took time to call at
this office and have his subscription
to the Daily Journal extended for an
other year.
Beware of Cheap Substitutes.'
In these days of keen competition it
is important that the public should
see that they get Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy and not take substit
utes sold for the sake of extra profit.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has
stood the test and been approved for
more than forty years. Obtainable
7 J UL4f N '
Thanksgiving has ever been home-coining time a
day when all of us turn toward the family hearth,
pledging Jigain, in the bounties of nature, those ties
we hold most dear.
Truly, this Iras been a strenuous year a year of strerneudous
activity, of events crowding one upon the other with startling
rapidity, and as we pause amidst the tumult, one great thought
must come home to all of us Peace and the bountiful blessiDgs
of peace are ours let us be thankful.
This great store of service is moving steadily ahead upon the
highway of progress. Old friends remain steadfastly with uy, hew
friends, in greater numbers, are coming to know our greater val
ues, and the satisfaction which conies only frcm faultless mer
chandise, satisfaction which makes ior true thanksgiving on their
iart and bur satisfaction made possible by such good merchan
Box Social at New Hope School.
The pupils and teacher of the New
Hope school, two and one-half miles
west and one mile south of Murray,
will hold a Box Social at the school
house on Friday, November 2th.
Everybody invited. All ladies are re
quested to bring boxes and gents their
coin. Josephine Rys.
Dance at T. J. Sokols.
The T. J. Sokol society will give a
social dance on Saturday evening at
their hall on West Pearl street. The
public is cordially invited and a royal
time assurred. Music by the Holly