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PLATTSMOUTII SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
MONDAY, JANUARY 31. 1916.
Cbe plattsmoutb journal
Pt BLISIIKO SEMLWEEKLY AT PLATTSMOITH, XKUKASKA.
Entered at Pontcfflceat Tlattsmouth, Neb., as second-class mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
StnSCIUPTIO.V PHKUi fl-0 l'KU YEA II IX ADVANCE
4. THOUGHT FOR TODAY.
Experience show? that sue
ces is due less to ability than to
real. The winner is he who
V Fives himself to his work, body
.. r-. ' ni-;l PVinrlps Huxton.
Real ol 1 winter
weather with us
A fool ihat doesn't act like a fool,
fools a lot of other fools.
Leap year ball is now in order, girls.
Don't wait till winter is over.
No legi-Iative candidates have filed
in Cass county yet. What's the mat
?hoot Villa on sight" is the order.
Hut to get sight of tne brute, is the
The man who attempts to stand on
his dignity is apt to rtep on his own
Any good e'emocrat for governor,
bjt Charley Bryan, the egotistical fool,
oi R. L. Met ca lie sUVS.
Scr.J in your dollar and you are sure
of a eat at the democratic banquet.
R.rr.her the date Thursday, Feb
Why has rot some democrat filed
for cor.gre.-s in the First district?
Thi f.r.-t man to the front will be the
When a man won't practice what
he preaches he i-houM quit preaching.
This is a center shot for seme fellows
in this town.
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It takes a wise mn to honestly
chance his mind, but there are many
fools who can command more respect
by keeping still.
It is m.ich easier to find the per
capita of wtalih of some men by look
ire up th-? statistics than by looking:
in their pockets.
The bull moo.-ers seem determined
to have a separate ticket in Nebraska
this campaign unless the republicans
nominate Teddy for president.
Walter George's friends are postive
that he will get the republican nomina
tion for governor. He is a sly old
c-on and knows a thine or two when
it comes to electioneering.
Hon. Mat Gering of Plattsmouth,
ne of the real orators of the state, will
deliver an adress before the Kearney
c-mrr.ercial club at the noon luncheon
on Tuesday, February 8. Kearney
Governor Morehead is firm in the
decii-ion that he will not be a candi
date for the third term. So be it. He
is perhaps getting out of the way for
Charley Bryan, while Charley agrees
to support the governor for United
States senator against Hitchcock. The
democrats are getting themselves in
f.ne shape to elect nobody next fall.
The democratic party seems to be
d'tovr.sd to defeat. We regret to say it,
but present indications truly point in
that direction.. There aie men who
are popular enough to lead the party
V victory, but none of them have yet
come to the front, and unless they do.
v.cd just as well hang up the old fid
dle, for Charley Bryan can't even
dance let alone play the democratic
fiddle. The party can never be lined
up to follow in the wake of Charley
WHILE THE GETTING IX'S GOOD.
It will occasion little surprise to
have it get out that C. W. Bryan and
Edgar Howard have come to an under
standing as to which of them shall get
into the field after the democratic
nomination for governor, and that the
choice has fallen upon the maj'or.
Now that petitions are in circula
tion for the mayor, confirmation is as
sured to those who have imagined all
along that the mayor had it in mind to
try for the nomination.
Mayor Bryan runs for office in pur-
su ranee of a system invented by him.
When he ran for mayor he began by
proclaiming his conviction as to what
a mavoraltv candidate should be and
tand for, indicating that he enter
tained some hope that a man other
than himself might be found to meet
the requirements, but finally recog
r.izing that there could be no such man
lie has approached a realization of
his gubernational ambition by the
same transparent ruse. At the recent
banquet of the democratic newspaper
association he laid down his idea of
what a candidate should be, and he
constructed his ideal by fitting it up
on his own person.
It seems hardly possible that Mayor
Bryan can imagine that he could ever
be elected gvernor, or that he can
even achieve a nomination. But he is
so endowed that he can entertain
some confidence that he may defeat
some other democratic candidate
through the creation of party dissen
sion. Next to his own election that
of a republican would please him, if
line may judge of his hopes and mo
tives by his acts.
Control of the party machinery in
this state is what the Bryans most de
sire. And that is just what they are
least apt to acquire by this method of
It is not surprising that Mayor
Bryan has discovered that some of
those upon whom he has always here
tofore looked as subservient vassals
would not even sign his petition as a
candidate for governor. To nobody
else is it a surprise. The recent meet
ing of democrats who were unsuccess
fully backing Fred Shepherd for post
master, at which was adopted what
was termed a declaration of independ
ence, disclosed the fact that most of
the former most loyal followers of the
Bryans had come to an understanding
of the pitiable lack of consideration
for them, their wishes and their in
terests is entertained by Mr. Bryan
or his brother. They were tired of
the tyrannical bossism of the junior
Bryan and the acquiescence of the
elder brother therein.
The candidacy of C. W. Bryan, a
candidacy that is manifestly self-conducted,
is to lay the foundation for
the last desperate struggle of the
Bryan brothers for the retention of
their tyrannical bosship of Nebraska's
democracy. They are not going to be
able to herd democrats as heretofore.
In the past they have made them
selves so feared that dmocrats were
afraid to refuse obedience. It is so no
longer. Party workers have awakened
to a relization that "they are men
themselves, voters who are entitled to
a voice of their own in the party
councils. They have begun to sniff the
atmosphere of political freedom, and
they have of late been manifesting
much real liking for it.
This does not promise to be entire
ly an unwelcome contest. It will cause
some party embarrassments, perhaps,
but the great majority of the demo
crats of Nebraska will not find the
situation without its compensations.
What's the matter with Hon. W. B.
Banning for toastmaster for the demo
cratic banquet Thursday night, Feb
ruary 10? He is one of our own coun
ty democrats, and abundantly able to
"cut the mustard."
Moon eclipse is a poor excuse for
staying up late at night.
Necessaries of life are going higher
and no one can tell the reason why.
Have you secured your ticket for the
banquet? Better get it right now.
Democratic banquet Thursday, Feb-
ruary 10, Remember the day and date.
It's a long head that has no turn
when unexpected prosperity over-
Personally we have always prefer
red a nice contribution of sausage in
stead of flowers.
In Omaha it takes about two thou
sand fools to properly support one
Every poor man would like to get
into some business where he would
really need an automobile.
Governor Majors of Missouri wants
to run for vice president. We are for
him, if he really needs a rest.
There is much talk about com
pulsory miliary service from those
who have reached the exempt -age.
Dry goods prices will never sopr
enough to make the free and down
ltizens cease chownr the rag.
Some fellows say the high cost of
living is partly due to that ingrain
carpet being replaced by an oriental
The dear public never buys stock
with such confidence and enthusiasm
as when prices are very close to the I
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.iisfeuLii uas a gieater peicenuige
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of improved roads than Kansas, and
Kansas nas always ocen a republican
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Charley Bryan has secured some
fellow to circulate his 'petition for
governor. As yet none of the old re
liable democrats have signed the docu
inis is an
open session" lor old
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bachelors. Now that it is leap year, it
is well that all marriageable young
ladies keep their eyes peeled for the
eligible young men who are on the
market, and there are hosts of them. I
Now that Governor Morehead is out I
of the way. the democrats can certain-
v fin,l e,. ctmn,r 0m n .
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error who can command the full demo-
cratic vote, and enough republicans to
elect him. But don't count on Charley
Bryan canying the democrats of Ne-
braska, and this is the year that re-
publicans are going to stay with their
I. J. Dunn is always ready to run
for anything in sight, but he never
gets there. Now he would like to run
for the democratic nomination for
United States senator against Sec-
retary Hitchcock. He is simply wait-
ing to see what Morehead intends to
do. A fellow at our back says he is
going back to Falls City to look after
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his farming and banking interests,
Don't you think it. I
The Gbbe-Democrat is telling its
party comrades that the party cannot
win by tryirig to make an issue on
Wilson's foreign policies. That is true.
About nine voters out of every ten
unequivocally endorse the president's
foreign policy; in fact, Wilson has
handled all the delicate situations just
to the people's liking. He has patient
ly, yet firmly, maintaired peace with
honor. Without bluster and banter
he has won practicr.lly every disputed
point with the different belligerent na-
tions, and has brought them to the I
point where they have agreed to I
observe the rules of international law
ind humanity. He has drawn all the
republics of Central and South
America to us in a strong tie of friend-
ship and fellowship, and poor, old,
war-torn Mexico is yielding to his
patient, unselfish leadership and re-
turning to the paths of peace.
DEFERENCE TO BRYAN.
Advices from Washington leave
I room for no other conclusion than that
President Wilson does not include Ne-
braska in his contemplated trip to
the west because he desires to disclose
a delicate sort of deference to ex-
Certainly it is a ourtesv entitled
to rec0gnition in kind. In view of
this deference to his personality, the
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scivicin juiiuwcia ill una acii.c wuiu
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uccicc jl Laiiuui in Lilt; uia.u.iaiuji vi.
ih rp5(lnt n,l b; nnliViW snme.F'nlf said in its favor.
thing that has not yet been done by ;
those who speak for the ex-secretary
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It is out of this deference to Mr
Bryan that the president declares his
determination not to look upon Ne
braska as aiv enemy country. As a
matter of fact, it is not an enemy
country, but that is not the fault of
those who speak for Mr. Bryan, who
have done and are doing everything
within their over-taxed power to make
Nebraskans may easily imagine that
there is no other 'tate in the republic
to shoot the president's program full
of holes than in Nebraska, and it is
being done with the knowledge that
discrediting the president through the
defeat of his program will probably
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mean disaster, possibly to Woodrow
Wilson, but certainly to his party.
iNODouy can nave lorgouen now me
same political factors of this state
vmio are now opposing wun an ineir
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noisy vigor tne plan 01 tne president,
were a few months ago denouncing
Senator Hitchcock and other noted
democratic senators and congressmen
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for simply insisting that a plan pro-
posed by the president should be
amended in ways that would better it.
At that time no national campaign
was jmminent, and Mr. Bryan was out
in thjs state pleading for a demo-
rm t if vitnrv n c an rninrc.pnitTit nf
thp Wil nn nilimin ?tmtinn nf whiVh ho
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was then a part.
Of course Mr. Bryan and his vas-
sals must know that a democratic vie-
tory in Nebraska then was not as im-
portant in the way of an endorsement
as a similar victory would be this
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was important that the administra-
tion should be endorsd then, because
Bryan was urging it, in order that it
might be beaten this fall, when he
will be recognized as opposing it.
Now, how could the Bryans show
their appreciation of the deference dis-
closed for the elder orother by the
president when he declined to come
to Nebraska because he did not deem
it an enemy country? The answer is
easy. Nobody would insist that they
should show their deference by slip-
porting a policy of the president with
which they are not in accord.
But they might at least tell the
truth about the president and his pol-
icies. They might refrain from a dis-
cussion of what they dwelt upon in
exaggeration of fact as "militarism."
They might candidly tell the people
that "the large standing army" that
they oppose consists simply of an ad-
dition of 31,000 men to the army roll.
They might explain to the people that
the presidnt's plan is a much less
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elaborately militaristic plan than that
proposed by republican leaders. After
making these facts plain, they might
with honor oppose the plan.
wm the Bryan spokesmen make this
acknowledgement of President Wil-
son's deference to the family name?
Or will they continue to misrepresent
the president's policy in order to swell
the subscription list of the family
almanac? Lincoln Star.
Building will boom when spring
It is now thought that John G.
Maher may enter the race for gov
ernor. John is a big improvement
over Charley Bryan as a candidate
for governor any day in the week.
The people who failed to repay the
government for the money loaned be
them to get home from Europe last
year are perhaps the some ones who
think America is so inferior to Europe,
TAKE YOUR CHOICE.
The citizen who has yet made up
his mind on the issue of preparedness
should have no difficulty in doing so.
He can choose between three fairly
clear-cut policies, each represented,
typified and ably expressed by an emi-i
Ile can choose between the policies
advocated by former President Theo-
More Roosevelt, former Presidential
Candidate William J. Bryan and Pits-
ident Wood row Wilson. In either
event he will find himself on a definite
r I platform with much to be said and
Bryan and Roosevelt represent the
extremes of thought :
Wilson the equatorial middle ground.
Bryan is for peace like President
Wilson and most of the rest of us. He
is so strongly for peace that he quit
the president's cabinet because he
thought the president was using a too
harsh and belligerent policy toward
Germany. He was too craftily for
neace to ioin the Ford expedition. He
is so consumedly for peace that he is
against any increase in armament
whatever, and possibly is also for dis
banding what armed strength the na
tron now possesses. lie is so ardent
lv for peace that he is assailing the
president's program as militaristic;
though, oddly enough, he seems not
to have a word to sav against the ap
pallingly larger program of Colonel
CoU,nol Roos!evoIt though, i
He would have taken action, he
,vhen Deium was invaded;
tholh vvhat he Wou!d have .lone and
how he wouu haVe (jtne it jK, tot.s not
expiain. Neither does he explain what
higher dutv the United States had to
intervene in behalf of Belgium than
c,rm:.nv h:, to intfrvr.no iu behalf of
Panama when ooseve t "took Pana
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ma after a conspiracy had made it
ready to drop into his hands. Colonel
Roosevelt, if you can believe him, also
would have had Mexico captured and
hying bound at his feet by this time, if
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Colonel Roosevelt attacks President
Wilson's program as contemptibly in-
adequate, his voice, oddly, chiming
harmoniously with the voice of Bryan,
who is assailing it as dangerously ex-
cessive. The belligerent colonel would
have a standing army of at least a
quarter of a million; he would have
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compulsory universal military service.
which would mean a reserve army of
about fifteen million men; he would
rob the public schools of a large share
of their precious time in order to in-
Itroduce military training for lads inrin-
their 'teens; he would have a swash-
buckling navy that would make every
nation and every combination of na-
tions tremble at our raucous defiance.
outdoing 1'russia itselt in its arma-
rnent. And if lie were elected pres-
'nt, with such an equipment as he
advocates, he would itch for a chance
to use jt to his own glorification to
gratify his lust of empire.
Between the extremes of Bryan,
Pwm ni! poncy 01 v.eaknos ana auru-
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istie impossibilism and of Roosevelt.
Wlth ms fantastic dreams of mill
tansm amI empire wun nimseii as
the man on horseback to lea(1 the na"
tion to world eonquest, still stands
the Patient ot the United btates
The president's program contem
plates a slight increase in the army
from 108,000 to 140,000; the creation
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of a reserve army of citizen volun
teers, to number 400,000 in five
years; a substantial increase in me
navy, putting it unquestionably sec
ond only to England, and spreading
the increase over five years.
Mr. Bryan's program is defense-
lessness. Colonel Roosevelt's pro
gram is a swashbuckling offensive-
news; tha president's program is a
nn,l n.lpnimto rorulition of defen-Uvo
The three policies represented ably
by these three eminent men are clear-
ly defined and vividly differentiated.
The citizens of the United States will
make their choice between them, and
each will take his stand with the one
wno represents his own personal views
on this tremendously important issue.
sions and littlenesses of partisanship
an overwhelming majority of the
people will steer clear oi the extreme j I
hoimr matter wholly outside of where these lands lie in Western .Nebraska and Eastern dorado.
rlisan politics or one -tnat snoum v touch with land airents and otherwise helo x
, at any rate, far above the confu- jif(sfjTQ f am employed by the Burlington and do this.
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Positions offered by Bryan and Roose
velt and, being sane and clear-headed,
will take their stand with the pres-
idem on the sensible middle ground
lie has so widely chosen. Duluth
Plenty of time to file,
until March IS.
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Men should be just devilish enough
not to want to be mollycoddles.
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The king who flees his realm
sacrifices royal pride to safety first.
However, a rolling stone does not
roll up the ladder that leads to suc
Very few girls go into the kitchen to
find anything 011 wh'h to pass the
The question in Europe seems to be
who took the grin out of Montene-
Opponents to conscription in time
ot war are aainst 11 merely pecaue
I they are againsi it.
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Adam was inorougniy numan. io
doubt his best story told his neighbors
was the details of how he lost his rib.
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat is op
posej to a democratic tariff board. We
suppose a republican board would suit
Louis d. Brandeis of Boston, one of
the most eminent lawyers in the
Unitcd states has been named by
President Wilson to succeed the late
Associate Justice Lamar. The ap
pointee is the first Jew ever appoint
ed to a position of this character, and
will no doubt serve with great distinction.
ki f (MEM
and COLORADO FARMS
ff increeasinir in value. Their
...1 f . -u-m pvceed the present
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Indications point to the greatest tiemanu nu mte ueeueu fn
pr seen The incominR inquiries show already the
movcment to get hold of one of these
can buy these lands at from $15 to
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mind that they will be . per cent nianer in tne near xuture. ai.-jme.
t'V Tim silo has revolutionized farmintr on these lands and
.,,!;.!f.Pnt lands bear testimony to
j.lst yt.ar produced ? 1,275,000 worth of
$1,280,000 worth of stock. This was
., . irV,,.- j.et me henu ou inapb, loiueih, aim piucee
For Infants and Children.
Mothers Know That
pto y Poll
THE CCNTAUK COMPANY. NCW TOKK C tTV.
With all the bills being introduced,
it does not seem likely that the boys
in congress can get out of the trenches
before the Fourth of July.
"America First" is the title of
Sousa's latest march. It would make
excellent music with which to march
some people out of the country.
The happy exemption of the United
States from this awfid war is prob
ably due not so much to the superior
wisdom of the American people as the
width and wideness of the ocean lying
William V. Allen is a good man for
governor and he can be elected, if
nominated, and he can be nominated
if he comes to the front. Ex-Senator
Allen has many true and tried friends
in Nebraska who would gladly support
him for governor.
Before you tell anything which you
do not want generally known, you
should stop to consider that in the
majority of cases the person to whom
you tell your troubles has a dear
friend to whom he or she tells very
thing, and that friend has another
dear friend to whom such things are
A few years ago our ablest men
went to the legislature, but now most
anybody that can read and write
wants to go. That's the trouble with
our laws today too many ignorant
men are sent to the legislature. Select
good men men who are attentive to
their duties and know a good law from
a bad one, and cannot be controlled
by the "smart set" into voting for
bills that are not wholesome for the
Come to The Journal for fine sta
IIUj yield ot Horn Zo to ousneis 01
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price of similar and adjoining lands.
farms before it is too late; if you
$35 an acre you can make up your
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their worth. Yuma County, Colorado,
wheat, $000,000 worth of corn and
about the production of other counties
S. B. HOWARD, Immigration Agent,
1004 Farnam Street, Omaha, Neb.
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