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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
MONDAY, NOVEMBEYt 22, 1915.
Cbc plattsmoutb journal
PIflLISIIUD SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOVTII, NEBRASKA.
Entered at rostofllce at Flattsmouth, Neb., as second-class mail matter.
R. A. 'BATES, Publisher
SIBSCHIPT10. PKICEt 1 --O PEK VEAR IX ADVANCE
THOUGHT TOR TODAY.
- "Oh. the comfort, the inex- !
J- pressible comfort, of feeling J
2- safe with a friend, having v
-I- neither to weigh thought nor -J
s measure words, but pouring -J
J. all out, chaff" and grain togeth-
er, knowing that a faithful
i- friend will take and sift, keep j
'I- that which is good and with a
breath of comfort blow the rest J
I- away." I
Where there is a will
lawyer in haling distance.
there is a
There are five republican candidates
riled for governor and others coming.
If you want to poison your system,
nurse a grudge in secret. Results are
'it is a heap better to kick yourself
occasionally than to let somebody else
do it for you.
'Speaker Clark proposes to stand by
President Wilson, and will aid him in
every way possible.
The nearer the prices of war stocks
get to the top, the stronger the desire
of the lambs to buy.
No one ever saw the motto: "Live
and let live" hanging in a butcher
shop or in an undertaker's establish
There is always an under dog in the
light; but in a cat fight there is no
such thing as an under cat. They're
More lives already lost than in the
Crusades, which lasted 200 years, and
were as fruitless as the European war
so far has proven.
You haven't heard of any English
in this ocuntry going over to help
their mother country oat, have you?
No, nor you won't.
A born millionaire has not the joy
of accumulation. Perhaps not; but he
often has the joy of scatteration,
which his father missed.
No man over 48 years old ever has
appendicitis, says some of the doctors
in the east. Too bad, for that's when
they have the most money.
Witticisms about darning tha
masculine hosiery will probably hang
on as long as the bootjack joke for
decades after the laundries have taken
to darning the socks.
After fifteen months investigation
the Geological Survey has found that
ine land under the t acme ocean is
heavier than the land on the Ameri
ran continent. Now, do we better un
derstand those slides?
Many of our exchanges are already
filled with holiday, advertising. Th2
merchants of Palttsmouth "should
catch on," and be up and doing. Only
five weeks till Christmas, remember
and the early advertisers are bound to
get the holiday business.
"Well, that means the defeat of th
democratic party hi Nebraska,"
democrat in . the state house is re
Sported ' to ' have ' said " w hen ' he . heard
what Brother Charley and Brother
"William had determined to do in re
yard to prohibition. There are timid
and easily frightened men in all par
ties, but few of them find their way
t Tuitions in the state house. Lin
Gradually Old Winter is getting to
Christmas in sight.
Judge Begley held court for Judge
Raper in Auburn this week.
We are not too proud to prepare to
fight, and that's a great deal.
Italy should have been prompter in
reporting its version of the Ancona
Atlanta is reminded that a lynching
does not always act as a general
Kitchener seems to be headed for
Greece in stead of India. India is used
Germany may have shot her wad, as
Lord Kitchener says, but he has gone
to Leninas to see where it lit.
The vegetarians cannot be made to
believe that the reduction of the meat
supply will hasten the end of the war.
Senator La Foliette doubtless feels
that money consecrated to his cam
paign lost any taint it might have
Any man can reform his own bad
habits and nobody will complain. It
is when he is looking for a domain
outside his own that he trespasses.
Germany's finances are so strong
that they are not worrying about any
loans from other countries. That's a
fine shape to be in, just the same.
Congress man Dan Stephens ad
vocates reforms in government that
would result in efficiency. You are on
the right track, Dan, so drive ahead.
Halcyon days still continuing make
us think that the squirrels may hav.?
aid up huge stores of nuts merely
because there were huge quantities of
Thirty or forty careless people are
killed monthly by automobiles in New
York, where pedestrians should stay
on the sidewalks or climb telegraph
William Daldorf Astor, whose mid
dle name is a tribute to his family's
origin in Gernr.an, is now paying $1,-
000,000 a year in war taxes because
-f his adopted country's war with
A day or two ago we made mention
of the new passenger rate on the Mis
souri Pacific, and in that editorial we
said it would cost 20 cents more to
go to Omaha over this line. In this
we were mistaken, as the old rate of
2 cents per mile holds good, and no
change was made between Platts-
mouth and Omaha.
State Treasurer Hall reports that
he has one million and a quarter of
cash in the state treasury. Mr. Hal
would perhaps not have so much to
brag about if he would pay the sal
aries that belong to state employes
It is easy for anyone to make a big
blow on other people's money.
There was not very much for either
party to brag about in the late elec
tions. National issues were not tight
Jy drawn.1- They seldom are in' off year
elections and Washington democrat
are easily scared. Most of them are
on the payroll and they're afraid of
losing their jobs. The democrats out
this way are not scared, but greatly
encouraged when the figures ar
PLAYING POLITICS WITH PRE
There mu3t be enough intelligence
in the Union League club to know
that no scheme for universal military
cdnscription could possibly be put
through congress, and that if such a
law were enacted the American people
would arise en masse to resist it.
This country has no intention of
being Prussianized in the name of na
Such being the case, we must as
sume that the resolutions adopted by
the Union League club were not draft
ed in good faith, and that the club is
trying to play politics with prepared
ness in order to embarrass the presi
Possibly there are gentlemen in the
Union League club who honestly be
lieve that an expenditure of $600,000,-
000 for naval construction, an increase
of the regular army to 140,000 men
and a volunteer army of 600,000 men
is patently insufficient to meet tha
posibilities of our exposed situation."
But the country as a whole does not
believe it. On the contrary, there is
a very large clement of the population
which thinks that the administration's
plans are excessive, and this element
controls a great many votes in con
gress. One of two things will happen in
Washington in the coming session of
congress, tuner tne administration s
program will be adopted or there will
be no increase in the army and navy.
Which does the Union League club
The president has asked for every
thing that he can get. We think that
on the whole he has asked for about
everything that is necessary to enable
the United States to defend itself suc
cessfully against any probable foreign
attack. He has gone as far as the
immediate needs of the United States
require and as far as the financial re
sources of the government at this
When the Union League club and
Mr. Roosevelt denounced this program
as insufficient, they are joining forces
with Mr. Bryan and all the extreme
pacificists. Mr. Bryan is out to beat
the president's program in congress.
He does not care whether the votes
come from the little-navy democrats
or militarist republicans. A vote is
In spite of Mr. Choate's patriotic
appeal to his party to support the
president on this issue, the evidence
of organized republican opposition to
the administration's program is
cumulative. No sooner is the program
announced than Representative Gard
ner hastens to declare that the Unit
ed States must have a navy equal to
the British navy. Senator Penrose, in
San Francisco makes the same argu
ment against the administration's pro
gram that Mr. Roosevelt makes in
New York, and the Union League club
comes out with a substitute program
that could not get a dozen votes in
both houses of congress. No repub
lican that voted for it would dare re
turn to his constituents even in a Ver
If this sort of opposition is to go on,
we have no doubt that the administra
tion can be defeated by the votes of
Bryan democrats and reactionary re
publicans. But where will it leave
the country? Playing politics with
preparedness may seem a wise policy
to the leaders of the republican party,
but-if they are going to do it, we in
tist that they shall at least abandon
the pretense of patriotism. New
-;o : - -
There are perhaps many democrats
who are prohibitionists in Nebraska
who will doubtless vote for a prohibi
tion amendment, but they are not in
favor of forcing candidates to declare
as to whether they are favorable to
prohibition or not. Prohibition is an
issue to itself, and must be settled in
that way without bringing the mat
ter into politics.
. When money talks it generally saya,
"Spend me," especially at Christmas
The first vehicle over the Jefferson
Highway seems to have been a steam
roller, propelled by wind.
WHY NATIONAL NEGLIGENCE?
One of the specious arguments of
the advocates of national unfitness is
that the great nations will be ex
hausted at the end of the present war
and therefore unable to attack the
United States or the western hemis
phere, of which the United States is
They entirely overlook one great na
tion, Japan, which is not exhaustinj
herself in any way, but is keeping at
the top notch of efficiency.
Leaving Japan out of the discussion,
however, is the United States justified
in adopting a policy of unreadiness on
the ground that the rest of the world
will be unable to fight?
If there should be a victor in this
war, there will be a vanquished side,
composed of strong nations, armed to
the teeth, and desperate because of
defeat. Probably they will be called
upon to pay big indemnities; certain
ly they will be heavily in debt and
pressed for means of raising money
without taxing their people to ths
point of revolt. If these beaten na
tions should make up their minds to
go out and recoup themselves at the
expense of the rich and unprotected
new world, would the victors care?
"Get the indemnity any way you can,
but pay us," probably would constitute
the victor's policy.
If the war should end in a patched -
up peace, without either side winning,
the new world would be in even great
er danger of wars of aggression and
spoilation. Enemies of today are al-
ies of tomorrow, as the Russo-Jap
anese war made clear. As all the
European belligerents are losers by
this war, they will all be anxious to
recover as quickly and as cheaply as
possible. Mutual needs might lead to
mutual operations against rich but
unready nations like those of this
hemisphere. A hint, a little getting
together, a whiff of rich spoils to be
had for the mere trouble of stirring
up a quarrel in this hemisphere, a
few quick strokes by armies and
navies already organized and equipped
would not such a prospect prove too
tempting to nations that have shown
their utter disregard of other nations'
Let the laggards and the lovers of
unreadiness show where any nation is
actuated by Christian teachings; let
them point out any nation in Europe
that would refuse to join its neighbor.",
in any scheme for the spoilation of
this hemisphere; let them show how
the United Spates can guard itself and
neighboring republics without armed
force; let them give one exhibit of a
rich, unprotected peace-at-any-price
nation that has ever survived. If the
advocates of national negligence can
do this, they will give a new light on
human nature. Washington Post.
The man who invented the system
of selling clothes on a credit, left a
fortune of $400,000. Any grocery
man who would try out the same tiling
would not last as long as a snowball
in the hot place.
Walter A. George says he "is wil-
ling to make the race for governor,
as though that was anything new.
Why, he has just been almost dyin,?
for months for a chance to get in the
Could time be rolled back twenty
five years for any man, and "could he
know as much as he knows now," as
he often expresses it, he might be so
undecided he could not make a move.
Just now the men whose business
it is to repair furnaces and other
heating plants are very busy doing
last minute work that should have
been attended to last summer.
Senator Hitchcock says war is pos
sible and should be considered in
prepartion for it.
The editor of a newspaper, like a
hotel man, does not expect everybody
to care for everything served, but en
deavors to serve a variety from which
each may take his pick and find some
thing to his liking.
Temptation always comes to those
THE POLITICS OF PROSPERITY.
Mr. Taft's public statement in hi 3
Chicago address that "the Wilson ad
ministration was not an agency in
bringing on this prosperity," was
somewhat inkept. Why emphasize the
fact that prosperity exists?' The
country is now authoritatively as
sured by no less a republican au
thority than Mr. Taft that prosperity
has come under a democratic admin
istration, and a fact is the deadliest
thing in politics. Facts make and un
make parties, they defeat and elect
presidents. Mr. Taft's statement that
Mr. Wilson should get no credit for
what happens people will interpret as
The Railway Age Gazette, an
authority on transportation, has just
conceded that prosperity is here. Very
reluctantly, to be sure, was the ad
mission made, for the Railway Age
Gazette has been sure for some years
that the government regulation of
railroads was ruining the railroad
business and driving the companies in
to receiverships. When one's pet
theory of business depression is sud
denly knocked in the head by a wave
of prosperity in which the railroad 5
cannot help sharing, one's embarrass
ment is equal to that of politicians in
the opposfng party. The prosperity
may be temporary, to be sure; it is
natural to believe that it cannot pos
sibly last under a democratic admin
istration; yet the Boston News Bu
reau, the financial organ of Stat.'
street, is found saying: "When one
studies the fundamental conditions of
the country and is guided by these
considerations alone, one is strong m
the idea that we are facing a period of
prosperity greater than anything that
has been seen in the past."
Mr. Taft's admission in Chicago
that prosperity is a fact might be sup
ported by endless citations from trad;
md financial authorities, not to men
tion statistics too staggering for one
to digest. The credit for it? Who
would think of asking that question
if prosperity had not been made
political asset in this country from :.
time out of mind? A country that in
the long run could not help being
prosperous, because oi its newness,
its enormous undeveloped resources
and its rapidly increasing population,
has been ridiculously placed by poli
ticians in the class of nations so cir
cumscribed by nature that their pros
perity must depend on a single poli
tical party's fiscal policy, and their
discomfiture is really good to behold
when nature bowls them over by
bringing prosperity under the govern
ment of a party they detest.
Mr. Wilson and the democratic
party deserve no credit for the great
crops in two successive years, which
Lave been the real basis of our foreign
trade in war time and more than all
else have started the business boom
now sweeping over the country. Yet
Mr. Wilson deserves credit for tvvo
things, after all. He deserves credit
for the new banking and currency sys
tem upon which American finance
solidly rests; and no one can deny him
credit for the maintenance of peace,
without which prosperity would
vanish. Let us be generous and so
much at least let us grant to him.
It is said that seventy-five iwt cenv,
of college graduates in the United
States"are failures in business. This
statement is being made the subject of
a more or less acrimonious discussion
in certain parts of the country, and
educational men are endeavoring to
find a reason for it. The reason is not
fs.r to seek: In it lies the substitution
of lofty indifference for old-fashioneJ
virtues of honesty, industry and enter
prise. The college graduate, feeling
his superiority over his less educated,
but more energetic neighbor, sits back
and waits for the world to come to
him and the world does not do it, by
a long shot.
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