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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 191..
Cbe plattsmoutb "journal
Pill LIS II ED SEMI-WEKKLY AT I'LATTSMOI Til, KKIIKASKA.
Entered at I'ostoflice at l'lattsmouth. Neb., as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
SUBSCRIPTION IMtlCE. H-SO
J. THOUGHT FOR TODAY
J "Refuse to regard as unfor-
J tunate the treatment you re-
ceive from others. It stimulates
i you to deal more justly with
J yourself and with them."
Do your Christmas shopping early.
And be sure you do your shopping
Elegant weather for the time of
year. Cool and bracing'.
llefore setting out on a joy ride, it
is shrewdness to prepare your alibi.
Those who put off their Christmas
chopping till the last minute can't
expect to get the best.
The man who exercises his jawbone
and not his backbone, will soon have
nothing but jawbone left.
THe fellow who is always looking
for something for nothing is himself
an overgrown wad of nothing.
In all polite circles it is assumed
that a prize husband sews on his own
buttons. Where do you stand?
European powers have a thorough
respect for moral ideas when they are
well backed up by modern artillery.
The poor showing made by Yale at
football indicates what will happen
when a college goes in for such
luxuries as study.
It is because we live in houses that
we have colds in the head, they tell us.
So let us be resigned, for we shan't
quit living in houses.
Gene Debs says he won't run for
president again. Gene has run more
times than Bryan, and, besides, his
party thinks as much of him as ever.
How quickly the rear bow on men's
l.ats got around to its customary
place on the side. In the masculine
world the men give the orders, not
There is a widespread feeling
among the congressmen that prepar
edness is a mighty good thing provid
ed their districts get their fair share
of the increased appropriations.
The Plattsmouth idea of prepared
ness for Christmas is going out on a
shopping trip the day before Christ
mas when every clerk has about ten
cr fifteen to wait on all at once.
The note ta England about interfer
ing with commerce contains 20,009
vords, and the average citizen is giv
ing intelligent consideration to its
arguments by reading the newspaper
An Indiana man has a 18o-barrel
cistern filled with apple cider. More
and more each year cisterns are be
ing built for this purpose, and the
revnue officers have not begun calling
Truth continues to nonplus fiction.
In three automobile accidents at
Columbus, Ohio, the other day, and in
widely separate parts of the city,
voineii whose first name was Edna,
Were hurt in such accidents.
Vc have read all about Dr. Koo's
taret-r in this country, but find little
cf his life in China, whence he is sent
ambassador. What we seek to
know is, who's Koo in China? We al
ready know who's Wau in China.
I'Ell YEAH IX ADVANCE
The retort courteous is ever the
best. Never was the fact better exem
plified than by the New York World
recently in reply to a vindictive at
tack on President Wilson indulged by
the New York Herald.
The Herald is one of the news
papers that assails the president al
most daily because it believes, or pre
tends to beleve, that he is kotowing
to Germany, just as other newspapers
assail him for alleged subserviency to
Great Britain. In an editorial entitled
"Is a Cargo of Pork More Yaluable
Than an American Life," the Herald
"Why is President Wilson so pre-
emptory with the allies for inconven
iencing trade and so submissive with
Germany, who is murdering Ameri
"Is a cargo of pork more important
than an American life?
"The sinking of the Ancor.a with
American passengers aboard is such
a deliberate insult to us, as well as
being an outrage on humanity, that
the question arises, more insistentfy
than ever are we fcoing to accept it
as meekly as we have accepted Ger
many s previous insults and blood
"Are we going tamely to submit?
Are we the vassals of Germany, to
be bruita'ized or murdered as she
"President Wilson has sent a sharp
note to Great Britain protesting
against the inconvenience which our
pork packers would be blockade run
ners are suffering from the allies'
blockade. Thi note is more peremp
tory than any of the notes sent tp
Germar.v. Whv. The allies' block-
de has not cost the loss of a single
American life. The German so called
hloikade is merely a record of rnur-
And so on ar.d so forth, to the ex
tent of a column or more.
The World, in reply, did not even
refer to the Herald. It did not so
much as refer to the Ancona incident.
It made its retort impersonal, and
L;sed on fundamentals, by saying:
"A great many persons are sorely
dissatisfied because the state depart
ment, in six months, has not effected
a Iinal settlement ol the iusitania
"It took the United States govern
ment re?.rly eight years to effect a
final j:djustment of the controversy
with Ci-eat Britain over the depreda
tion of the Alabama. During four
years of that time the president of
the United Slates was Ulysses S.
"It would have Ieen very easy for
President Grant to break off negotia
tions with Great Britain and rush the
two countries into war. Seldom has
one nation had a clearer justification
or war than the United States had
against Great Britain over the Ala
"There was much criticism of
Grant's diplomacy on the part of peo
ple wiio thought that they were purer
and nobler patriots than the hero of
Appomattox, but history has never
vindicated them at the expense of
Gi ant's patriotism . or judgment."
The parallel is plain. During any
time for these months past it would
have been easy for President Wilson
to break off negotiations with either
Gcr-i -any or Great Britain and plunge
this nation into war. Because he has
not done so, because he has been pa
tient as well as firm, because he has
striven with all his might to save
America from the vortex that is suck
ii'g Europe down to the nethermost
depths of hell, he has been assailed
as Giant was assailed and as, long
before him, George Washington was
assailed. But just as Washington's
rltit.s were not vindicated in history,
just as Grant's critics were not,
neither will Wilson's critics be.
It is an easy matter to file for a
nomination, and it is another matter
to get the proposed candidate to stick.
About this time of year the nation
al game is not baseball, football or
poker, but a good old-fashioned in
They ship booze into Tennessee in
cofEns. They will have it no matter
how the get it. Tennsssee is prohibi
tion, you know.
Billy Thompson still has hopes cf
being appointed federal judge, not
withstanding his age runs several
years above the limit.
Give us plenty of guns and the men
to use them and it will lessen the
danger of our ever having occasion
for their use.
There shouldn't be much alarm
about the danger of the United States
being invaded as long as every farmer
has a pitchfork with which to spring
to arms and repel the foe.
You can't make a man out of a mon
key, and neither can you make a re
spectable member of society out of a
brainless idiot who gapes around on
the street corners and makes vulgar
lemarks about every woman that
n - -
There is not a more strict temper
ance man in Nebraska than R. L.
Metcalfe, editor of the Omaha Ne
braskan, and yet he is not in favor
of the democratic party endorsing pro
hibition. He says the prohibition
question can be settled by itself,
No use talking, the skirt is going
out. In a New York paper that came
to the Journal office recently were pic
tures of four women. One was in
knickerbockers, one trousers with a
riding habit, a third was in a negligee
pose from the waist up, and two others
wore what do you think? Tights
with fur topped boots. Not a skirt
in the entire bunch.
Fioni reports from Washington the
indications are that congress will be
overwhelmingly in favor of President
Wiison's contention for greater na
tional defense. This is just as it
should be, and the members of either
house or senate who attempts to make
politics out of the matter, is not
worthy of the name of an American
Advertising is always read quite as
care-fully as are the news columns. At
this high tide of the buying movement,
it is of double interest. The merchant
does not have to create a want, he
fnds the public all ready to buy. The
people are searching through each is
sue of the newspaper for the desired
information, thus silently asking the
merchants what they have to offer.
Those who refuse to meet this desire
for information in the public prints
are lost in the shuffle.
THE CASE OF THE QUAIL.
Mr. Farmer, however alluring as
an object of sport, or dainty tid-bit
he may be on the table, please remem
ber that Bob White is worth ever so
mu.:h more alive and sheltered on
your farm. Protected, he will faith
fully patrol your fields, capture and
maize away with your worst foes, in
cluding the devasting army worm.
cotton boll-weevil, chinch bug, potato
bug, which others of its kind scorn
to touch. He is a splendid ranger, and
raids close to the ground for the nox
ious seeds which form more than half
of his diet. One Bob White was found
with 400 pig-weed seeds concealed
about his person. Another, 4')0 seeds
of rag-weed. A third, in addition to
other food, had consumed .'50 seeds
of pigion grass, ar.d several had from
.10 to 100 seeds of jewel weed. Every
quail tenant which lives on the farm
er's land is estimated to be worth
$23 to him. This would make a dress
ed quail weighing four ounces worth
$ti.2 an ounce. Aglow with life,
happy in his good service to you, the
amount of good cheer ar.d good for
tune this mascot cf the field will
bring you cannot be estimated in dol
lars and cents.
OUR LEADING PRO-AMERICAN
President Wilson's difficulties in
adhering to a strictly pro-American
policy in the present war are not
equal, perhaps, to the difficulties of
the government of a wretched Balkan
state, yet they are very grave, owing
to the intense pro-German and pro -
British sentiment of separate groups
of the American people. A pro-Ger-
man mass meeting in Cooper Union,
Ncw York city, has again denounced
the president and the Stats-Zeitung
hails the event at the le-iir.ning of
a definite and organ Led movement
to drive the president from public
life because of his attitude " toward
Teutonic powers. Men like Mr. Roose
velt, whose pro-British sympathies
are exceedingly stiong, condemn the
president for reasons which run :.b -
solutclv counter to the sentiments of
the constituency of fatherland and
the Staats-Zeitung. Mr. Roosevelt
writes article.; and grants interviews
to British ar.d French journalists
which place his h'-;ne government in
a despicable light before the British
ar.d French people because of the
neutral course it has pursued.
George Hr.ven Puttnan, the publish-
er whose pro-British sympathies are
especially keen, writes to the Nov.-
York Tines condemning
the presi -
dent for sending the recent iHte of j
protest to Great Britian concerning
infractions of neutral rights which
have been very numerous, as every-
Oiie knows. It is enough, in his
view, that "England has already ex-
pressed her readiness to accept the
decision of the court at The Hague
in regard to any losses that Ameri-
can merchants may have sustained or
may yet sustain through her blockad-
ing policy." Meanwhile, the British
government shou.d be permitted to do
anything it pleases to neutral rights,
for "we should do nothing that might
mal.e it more difficult for England to
carry on tins fight." Mr. Putman de
mands "incisive attic. n" of some sort
against Germany :;nd A u-triu-Hungary,
but our neutral rights must
run out to sea further than the three
mile limit in all cases in which Great
Britain may be involved.
That it has happened that both the
Ttutoni? powers on the one side and
the entente powers : the other have
had strong groups of violent sympath-
izers and supporters in the United
States, with the inevitable result that
each alliance lias counted on a back
tire against the president of the
Un'ted States from among his own
people in the controversies that might
be precipitated. There cannot be the
slightest doubt that the Germr.n gov- ;
ernment's policy was early shaped on
the assumption that it could depend
on the support from its sympathizers
in America against their own govern
ment. Nor can it be doubted that
the British policy, in dealing with neu
tral trade and in blockading Germany,
according to methods unknown to in
ternational law, was shaped on the
assumption that the American gov
ernment's policy could be controlled
by an immense body of British sympa
thizers in this country. Backfires
against the neutral president were not
only depended upon in both the bel
ligerent camps aboard, the fires have
been actually started as the occasion
has required. What is the theory of
those backfires? That the political
terrorization of the president can be
effected through the threat of his po
It is easy to denounce this or de
nounce that as "weakness" or "in
decision;" it is an American citizen's
constitutional right to grumble at
Wilson and sneer at his "r.ote-writ-inr,"
just as it is the British sub
ject's inalienable privilege to pillory
Winston Churchill as "the duke of
Antwerp and Galipoli," to snarl at
Kitchener because of his lack of mili
tary foresight, and to growl at As
quith because of his alleged muddle
headedness. There is no one in the
world today in high and responsible
position who is not assailed. The
president of the United States at
least has been pro-American a fact
proved by what the extreme pro-Germans
and pro-Britishers say about
him and therefore he is "strong"
with the American people. Spring
Only twenty-four days now till
Seeing yourself in moving pictures
reforms your walking.
The best Christmas a man gets is
;he chl.istmaa he Rives
' Christianity may save the world.
uut the biggest guns vi!i rule it.
l causc to fl: with the l1
they're not regarded as any-
King ConstaiiLine is not yet at the
cxlL'imity of having to beck to his
I)o,1,t .iike a mountain out of a
n,(,!e hI1!: nia-e a mole ni!1 out of a
' mountain ; or let George do it at
In spite of the vast number of men
that have been hunting for the past
tv months, few people's bills fov
butcher meat has been appreciably de-
j W'hvn a wj..r dispatch rtates that
nothing eventful .cctKTe.i d.u-ing the
last tve?uy-fr'.;r hours, th.u means a
lot of poor devils wore kibed lor no
. purpose at a!!.
Cyclone Davis of Texas wiil never
agree to larger taxes or a bond b;sve
to build a r.uvy. But he will favor
the government printing a few bales
"London has a L.-ague for Marrying
Broken Hearts," which may be new in
.London, but the same organization iu.s
i been doing an extensive buxinens
. among American heiicsses for years
truth to th
report ihr.t Uncle Sarr.
hasn't a friend in England. That's
nothing new. England has no use for
anyone .-lie enn't use, ard long since
she learned she couWa't use Uncle
San as she pleased.
Senator Hitchcock has been in
Wa.-hington 'several days getting
ready for business. A faithful servant
is always on hand when constituent.;'
( interests nre at stake. Senator Hitch-
cock is one of iho ablest members of
the senate, end the people of Nebras
ka know it.
We recall reading sov.cwhere that
Matthew Arnold shuddered at t'n'
American towns whore nothing ever
I happened or ever will happen. Com
paring this sad situation with that of
England and other European towns.
We can't materialize a shudder for the
Acording to a London, Ontario,
news telegram, former President
Theodore Roosevelt has been offered
Iho command of the City of London
Regiment being organized there, j
Former Mayor C. M. R. Graham, who
has charge of the organization, wired
the offer to the colonel.
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It has come to a pretty pass, when
they begin to hold up editors. Clark
Perkins, editor of the Aurora Repub
lican, was held up Thanksgiving night
and relieved of 810 and some small
change. An editor has no business to
have that much money, anyway. It
is a very cold day in August that we
would have that much money on our
The United States agricultural de
partment has just issued a bulletin on i
the small farm proposition m tins
country which clearly shows that the
small farm is not as profitable a busi- ,
ness as the farm of 1(50 acres and that'
while the small farm of 10 acres show
ed a profit of $2 10 for the year's labor,
the l('0-acre farm showed a profit of
$1,575 or a greater gain per acre than
the Email farm. Of course there are
exceptions to both these rules, but the
showing is a good one, as it practically
f.ettles that the unit of a home on the
farm in this country, to show profit
over and above the cost of machinery
and labor, shauld be not less than the
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