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PLATTSMOUTIT SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAC
MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1916.
XZbc plattsmoutb journal
fl HLl!illl:I SKMI-WKKKLV AT IM.ATTSMOITII, SKIIKASKA.
Entered at I'ostolfice at IMattsmouth, Neb., as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
SIBSCKII'TIO.V l'UICKi TtJT.0
.J. THOUGHT FOR TODAY.
. The key of today is made of !
the same metal as the key to v
-I' yesterday, yet :t needs be
V fashioned unew by those master
-I- workmen Service and Cheer-
A. AAA.?-! '-A AAAA
Anythinj unusual is an item.
State eandiJates, like county candi
dates, are rlow in filing.
Even a January frost is not half as
blighting as the breath of suspicion.
Major Ganeral Wood says our coast
line is no barrier to an invading
You may be honest in your convic
tions and still be dishonest in express
There are, no doubt, a large number
of men who are not henpecked that
ought to be.
Love, like war, is a disease, and
some people catch it as often as they
There is but little difference in the
ccitainty f death and taxes and the
uncertainty of marriage.
IIe.eaft:-r the Jouiral will print the
names of those who haven't had the
gr ip, if we can find any.
Don't the democrats want the gov
ernorship ar.y longer? No one has
filed for the nomination yet.
The democratic banquet v.-ill cornel
off on the evening of Thursday, Feb
ruary 10. Gst your name in the pot
by buying a ticket.
The funrrals of all three of the vic
tims of the grade crossing accident at
Alvo last Sunday wer? held Wednes
day. A large crowd attended.
No doubt many democrats will make
their arrangements to attend the
democratic banquet in Plattsmouth on
the evening of Thursday, February 10.
When a barrel of apples sells on a
city market for $5.00 the purchaser
can comfort himself with the fact that
the farmer got at least 5! cents out
Don't kiss the baby. It will get the
gr ippe, and it is to be hoped that kiss
ing is not the cause of so much grip
r.mong the young people of Platts
The great and growing number of
I-eople who believe in "preparedness"
is shown by the speed with which urn-
I reikis disappear durin;
Bryan intends to follow up Presi
dent Wilson oa his campaign for pre
paredness, and oppose him. Now,
tome people are wondering "How
much a speech?"
In his swing arcund the circle,
President Wilson has been asked to
i.-it Omaha. Of course the president
cannot afford to miss Nebraska, in
which state he has so many true
That man, PL G. IIdss, of Lexington,
unlike his bamesake, don't intend to
get lost. He tried !o file again for
president, but the secertary of state
ruled otherwise. Robert is a democrat,
we are sorry to S'.y, and his wisdom
is not great.
I'EK VKAlt IX AD VAX CIS
THE HAT OR THE ROBE?
Dr. Rosewater takes the bull by the
horns and declares himself and the
republican party of Nebraska for
H allies. In double leaded type,
speaking through th columns of his
newspaper, the Omaha Bee, he makes
this significnt statement:
"The rapidly focusing sentiment in
Nebraska, as throughout the nation, is
to i .nulating a demand for Hughes,
wiuch is sure to be pressed with in
nivKini' insistent and nersistanee
We believe a way will be
found in due time bv which Nebraska
will be lined up for Hughes before we
comaiission our delegates to the Chi
In a word, Mr. Rosewater takes it
upon himself to enter Mr. Justice
Hughes in the lists as an aspirant for
the presidency, and to pledge him the
support of Nebraska in the conven
tion. "A way wiil be found," he i
confident, to cV'leat the purposes oi
the presidential iriTiary law and send
a ii ughts delegation irom -eurasKa
to Clncago, in p;te of the fact that
Hughes name wiil not i-ppear on the
r i it . f X- l.t-
primary ballot and that the delega-
t.on v.-iu be unier . ist ructions to sup
2ort another aspirant.
lr.is is or rrore than orthnan- in
terest and importance. To no one, we
f.incy wiil it appeal more forcibly as
something demanding attention than
to Justice Hughes himself.
Mr. Rosewater, thanks to the
nosition he occupies in the party and
thanks to t:e extreme candor of his
statement, has taken Mr. Hughe;
finaliv and entirely out of the "dark
i;o:c eaiiji;oi. ne iioiiils out liu.i.
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"throughout the nation" the "demand'
for ilughe-s is formulating, declares
that Nebraska republicans are for
him "by an overwhelming majority,"
and asserts his belief that Nebraska
will support hi pi in the convention.
Such a statement puts the situation
.-'j.i.-Tety up to Hughe
lie cm no
jr'.'cr continue to serve in tr.e su-
.rcme court of the United States or
it is hi.-i j;urpose and intention to ac
cert the presidential nomination
should it be tendered him. Highly
as Justice xiunc3 is rctraruetl, ni.s
rlr.ee in the confidence of the people
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Lw.ini i.u, .uitin: ui.1 iMiiaiuiiif; I'li inu I
,up:eme bench while Ins candidacy
lor ti e presidency was being pushed
as energetically as Dr. Rosewater
savs it is and will be. I
o or.e. incidentally, knows tins I
bt-tier tlian Dr. Rosewater. Either
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ur. i.osewater is comment that Jus-
t;ce JJughes will resign his judicial
position to enter the political field,
cr he is deliberately acting with a
vic'.v of making it impossible for the
( !i:c igo convention to draft him from
thj bench. Such a draft could prop
er'' be made, and submitted to, only
if there had been no campaign waged
for the judical officer in advance of
the event. The entire American peo
ple would realize and resent the im-poiprie-ty
of any man acting as a
member of the supreme court, the
most powerful branch of our govern
ment, participating in its ruling and
decisions, while at the same time his
candidacy for the chief magisterial of
fice of tho republic was being
Dr. Rosewater lias grabbed the
Hughes hat and thrown it into the
presidential ring. What will Justice
Hujrhes do about it? Will he reclaim
the hat, or will he allow the judicial
robe to drop from his shoulders and
follow the hat? World-Herald.
Its a poor resolution that won't hold
Remember the democratic banquet
Wheat prices arc fomcwhal lower.
Mexico :iow comes back with a re
quest that we sunrresj the riots in our
evenings. Examination free. day.
The next thing in the dance order
should be a leap year ball.
The man who hasn't the grippe
these days is not "in ii" a little bit.
Dr. Aked is opposed to the muzzling
of the ox that treadeth out the corn.
A man's pkenomina! success al-
(ways a surprise to him, as well as his
The garden seed campaign is
.gain. Ana rs tins is election year,
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they will flow as free as water,
Love may be a dream, my dear
girlies, but remember that marriage
the alarm clock that wakes you up.
'A house divided against itself can
I not stand, and when the bricks begin
to fall they are certain to hit the under
kuk-ci ib ur jmu umi i.as
or hasn't been operated upon. It all
depends upon whether the censor got
hold of the item first.
No one reported tli2 condition of the
goose bone last fall, out it certainly
must have nad a blue, yea, a dark pur
pie streak m it along bout the middle,
First, last and rlways, the Journal
is for Plattsmouth and her activities.
We want to see the spring open with
everyone with his coai oil and pulling
for the old town.
hat s tr.e matter with getting
Judge W. D. Oldham here for the bar.-
juet? He has a great many friends
in Cass county and they would all be
pleased to hear h:m talk.
The newest battleship building for
tne united states wi.'i be l,iuu tons
larger than Japan's largest, 3,400 tons
larger than German's, 3,lu0 tons larg-
er than Great Britain's, and 0500 tons
larger than anything France has.
The republican mass convention
which met in Lincoln last Tuesday to
select four republicans for delegates
for the state at large, abandoned their
plan, and the balance of the 150 lead-
. . i i a .1
back, conclu ling that it would be best
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There will probably be no opposition
lu -U1SS fc ,J "'M'u: r re-eiection
vi wkhlj, .u,.ciiuumitiu,
I m . . .
rntJ we can 1 pee an' reason why there
should be. She has filled the nosition
to pc-rtection. the office is non-political
r.nu -vn-- r.ua nas won many new
fiicnds by her excellent business and
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Hon. John Matte? will probably
nave no opposition lor a re-nomination
on the democratic ticket, and really I
shouldn't have. He Furelv filled the
bill in the last legislature, and his
,lLU,u " ,ue t"-"aic vm U''
i :.. .1 i. .n r.u I
ny member ot that body, lie is a
man in wnom tne common people will
always find n friend. j
George E. Hall is determined to try
o n. i
iui o u lc uiuiuu-r. iik nun
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so stated. George has enjoyed various
uui.ta vviiii ueiiiuc i iieie btuie einieiai, i
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food commissioner, durincr his term of I
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everything democratic around the
ctnt i, I,:. t :
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party. No, we are not for George, if
there is any other democratic candi
i, f trMsnrpp I
Former Senator Banning of Union
was in the ritv Tuesdnv on business,
and to get a little whiff of the demo-
cralic air that was supposed to be on
tap that day. He gave the Herald a I
pleasant call. Un to date. Mr. Ban-
ning says he is rot in the political
running for anything the deer peeps
have to give out and he is pretty
well content to attend to his own I
business and let the country savers
take care of the country. Mr. Ban-
ning would make a good state of-j
ficial on any old job there is up there,!
but none of them for Willie. Lincoln
I THE APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE,
calls only for an increase of 40,000
The announcement that President
Wilson will undertake a speaking trip
to carry the national defense fight be
fore the country is welcome and time-
I ly news.
The situation is such as imperative
ly demands that the President put on
his fighting clothes and submit his
ccause to the people. When he enters
the lists it will bep rnrarily and nota
lvl - pnrpube ot gaming puoue
on support for the plan to put the army
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-'ul ,IUVJ vu u UUS,J lu ul5uiaBe
armed aggression by foreign foes by
proving- to the world that we have the J
means and the spirit to defend our-
is selves if attacked. Second only to
that great object, however, the Presi-
dent, when he takes the stump, will
- be doing battle to save his administra
tion lrom shipwreck and tne uemo
era tic party from disjiter. The Presi
dont as the official and actUal leader
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raign of destruction and misrepre
I mentation. It is a campaign that comes
not only from republicans and pro
gressive sources that assail him be-
cause he is the resolute champion of
peace. It is a campaign aided and
- j abetted witnin the democratic party by
whilom leaders who make a flank at-
tack with the preposterous accusation
that he is the champion of militarism.
lt is up to the President to defend
himself, to stsntl up for his country
and its vital Interests, and to assert
the continued usefulness and capacity
of the democratic party as the servant
of the ptxple.
As a sample of the campaign of
misrepresentation agi'inst which the
President finds it necessary to defend
himself, the followmor mraerabhs.
from a circular letter sent out from
the Commoner OiT.ce under date of Jan
uary 14, and signed "Charles W.
Bryan, Associate Editor," are sub-
'The question of 'Preparedness' that
is now being considc-ed by congress
is fraught with more danger to this
lcpublic than any question that the
United States has been confronted
with since 'he cvil war. The big army
and navy program row being urged
by munitions manufacturers and other
interests who will profit through the
I misfoi tunc.-; ot the rest of the people.
means greatly ir.cre-ised taxation, it
means compidsory enlistment in the!
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1 1 : ute force for the civilised methods
Do you realize that
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tion of bo t ?2- f ,
un iriuvaMiii; arrny expense xnere-
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"iter. u ou want your sons and
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be mm dut fJ
to tome to fight an imaginary foe?
I Do you believe in militarism in this
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puu" same ooucy mat nas
driven millions to our shores to avoid
military duty and the same policy of
fo-called 'orenarediiess' that hns
n roUght about the bloodshed, starva-
- - i
tion and misery that the nations of
Europe are now prostrated with ?
Mr. Bryan is now doing all in his
nowsr to nrnusA th Amorw-.m nnnnin I
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to the danger that is confronting
them. He is using the Commoner to
convey a warning to me country, ana I
lls ase me to write you and if j
possible enlist your help.
For the purpose of getting the Com-
moner into the homes of your neigh-
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ours eo ennsi tneir airi to neip protect
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ihe interests of their families and as-
Fist in nreventine this country beinir
forced into war, the low subscription
rate of GO cents a year is made on the
rnmn.An. .,-.1 j
vyvmumuci, clliu OU ill f UI ITeU CO ITlVei
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tention " I
Inclosed with this delectable effusion
is a subscription blank headed:
"Warn the PeopIe A-ainst Spared-
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"f vvmuiuiici, JL-:uee,iii, meu.; 11
am opposed to the undemocratic and 1 1
in the 'nrenarrnness' n.vm
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fore eonirress. and r.imnl vino- xvirh
"our suggestion as to the importance
of getting the facts against militarism
fc nossibie. I m SpnHin
,. v. -iw;., i;at f ,.a0 f I
Wl HIV, -LWllVVIlIl, V. C4UI O AVI
your special rate of CO cents a year."
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It is, indeed, high time for President
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"son to go before the people and
tell them the plain truth as to the
policy that he, together with the large
majority of democrats in both the
house and senate, are supporting.
When Charles W. Bryan charges
that the administration stands for
militarism and compulsory service, let
Paper. Gering & Co. Phone. 36. ' in this
him tell the people that the program
men in the army aml for a volunteer
citizen soldiery that in time shall ag-
- Rregate 400,000 men,
months of their time in three years to
be trained for military duty, retaining
at the same time their accustomed
When Mr. Bryan charges that the
cost will be $25 per family, or about
- CIie billion dollars a year, let the Presi-
dent tell the peopie cnit the increased
cost proposed for the navy is about
SCO.OOO.OO'J a vear. and for the armv
an average of about $80,000,000 a
year, or a total ot snu.uvu.uuu. mis
a . i 1 . A fnl r s FT I
represents about $1.10 per capita, or
$7 for the average family of five, in
stead of $25 as allege 1 by Mr. Bryan.
Let the President make it plain to
- the people that the policy favored by
- I himself and the democratic party, a
- poiicy cf moderate and reasonable pro-
vision for the national defense, stands
- as the great barrier in the way of the
propaganda ot the militarists wno,
- headed by Colonel Roosevelt, are as-
Fajiing this administration for its de-
- L otion to peace and for its refusal to
Lllow the army and navy boards to
I dictate the military policy of the re-
j jhe democratic policy instead of
beinir "undemocratic and un-Ameri-
ca the esscnce cf democracy and
the blood and Lonc of Americanism.
The more 5t is discu.sred, the better it
to th Amer;t.an ne.:r,!e as the only
rafe and sjne soiution of the problem I
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r,re?onted j)y militarism on the one
hand and the doctrine of unprepared
ness and non-resistance on the other.
In a long-distance f ght the pen has
the best of the sword.
An organization may remain
neutral on prohibition,
but an in -
A heap of people are good simply
because they regard religion as a
0k1 fire escape.
The fellsw who insists on standing
upon his dignity is toying with a
mighty ha -d pill.
Get your "name in the pot' by buy-
ing a ticket to the banquet Thursday
night, February 10.
Next to the epiden.ic of grippe i-;
eoidemic of rtminniscences: that's
the enjoyable part of it.
Granting that there will be no mar
riages in heaven, are there no assur
ances against other kin.
The banquet committee on speakers
?houl1 endeavor to get Judge W. U.
I Oldham here for a talk. He is a
favorite of the Cass county democracy.
The slate and bate pencil are
banished from the modern sanitary
Uohool. hut. thr rhiM.n run still lick
their lead nencils to make them mark
Our army hasn't guns enough,
; ;),tnr mrii.n mnnninfr
cannon, but building a large crop of
postoflices may seem more important
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Vrhen a man gives his wife a deed
to his real estate, It may not be so
much the desire to give her a present
s to get his property where his credit
ors can't levy on it
o ..u-.: -nti i... ,iu
ooiuc i e-puuiicciiis in ntui ubrva uun i, i
1111 '-ne flu"son " :etueci wneu.ei
tney are Standpatters, uuil mooser,
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or trailing in the footsteps of Roose
The "America First" slogan is
sweeping over the country like wild
fire. It is a sentiment that every
patriot welcomes. Americans, regard-
less of forme: old country affiliations,
are for "America First," and now is
.the time to say so. It is all right to
sympathize with the iatherland across
the sea, but when it comes to loyalty
to America every free man should lift
his hat to "Old Glory." .
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I am going to quit farming and will
sell at Public Auction, on what is
known as the John Bock farm, situated
0 miles east and mile north of Man
ley; 52 miles west and 1 mile north
of Murray; I miles north and 4',2
miies cast OI eoping water; o mnes
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south and - mile east of the German
Luthern church, the following prop
erty to-wit, on
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1916.
Sale to Commence at 10:30 a. m.
A Hot Lunch Will Be Served on the
4 Head of Horses 1.
One bay mare, 4 years old, weight
rbout 1,300 pounds.
One sorrel mare, 7 years old, weight
J about 1,350 pound;
One bay gelding, 2 years old, weight
rbout 1,200 pounds.
One bay gelding, 10 years old
weight about 1,250 pounds.
(Exact weights will be given on
10 Head Good Spring Gilts 10.
All Eligible to Register.
60 Head of Cattle 60.
Consisting of good stock cows, some
regbtered; all high-grade cattle; stock
cows, milch cows, spring calves.
One 2-y,ar-old Durham bull.
One yearling Durham bull.
Farm Machinery, Etc.
One Newton wagon.
One wagon, slightly worn.
One spring wagon.
One top buggy.
One Best Ever gang plow, new.
One John Deere combined ridin
One 1 -row corn drill.
One Budlong disc, 16x16.
Two New Departure cultivators.
One Monitor press drill, 12-disc,
with grass seed attachment.
One 8-foot Deering self binder.
One McCormick Big Four mower.
One Insilagc cutter.
One 3-section harrow.
One Sandwich corn elevator.
January Travel Specialties
Some of the biggest and most important conventions of the year will bo
held in Lincoln in January. These conventions will interest thousands of
IN LINCOLN, JANUARY 17-23
fyjeetincs of OreaniZed Affnculture:
Board of Agriculture
Live Stock Improvers
State Horticultural Society
Brick and Tile Manufacturers
State Lumbermen's Association
For Infants and Children.
Mothers Know That
tmi ccnthuh connar, new rcaa crrf.
One l-II. P. International
with meadow washer.
Three 50-gallon oil tanks.
One 5-shovel garden cultivator.
Two large galvanized stock tanks.
Two sets work harness.
Other articles too numerous to
TERMS OF SALE:
All sums under 310.00, ca.sh. On
sums over $10.00, 6 to 12 months'
time will be given on bankabh? notes
drawing 8 per cent interest. No prop
erty removed until settled for.
ED GANSEMER, Owner. '
W. R. Young, Auctioneer.
T. M. Patterson, Clerk.
You see ten autos with blankets oa
in cold weather where you see one
horse protected. Why? The auto is
n machine and refuse.? to work unless
properly cared for. The horse well,
he is just a horse.
Now there is going to be more so
ciety barriers to stumble against. The
young girl asked her mother if she
thought it proper for her to associate
with the girl next door, as we have
a six-cylinder and they only a four
W. F. Moran, present county at
torney of Otoe county, would like to
be a delegate to the democratic na
tional convention from the First con
gressional district. Mr. Moran is a
splendid democrat, and one thing cer
tain, he is a man that if he goes to the
convention instructed for a certain
man, he will follow those instructions
and not right at the time that his
favorite needs a very few votes to be
nominated, allow himself to be sold
out to the man who was nominated by
the treachery of the Nebraska delega
tion. No, you can bet your life that
Bill Moran is not that kind of a man.
Sheep Breeders and Wool Growers
Florists and Bee Keepers
State and County Fairs
Good Roads, Rural School Pationa
and similar associations
State Bottlers' Association
County Assessors ..
programs, information, etc., apply
W. R. MELLOR. Chairman,
W. S. WHITTEN, Sec, Commercial
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