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THURSDAY, FEURLARY 21, 1916.
PLATTSMOUTII SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
'Cbz plattsrsioytb journal
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R. A. BATES, Publisher
siufcmrrio.N ritici:: i-so
THOUGHT FOK TODAY.
We do a great deal of hirk- y ,
ir.jr in tin life on the ground of j
J- rot Loins geniuses. Rose E.
Cleveland. V j
Sunday a most beautiful day.
Candidates are filing quite liely
Mirrors can be made to lie, the same
No preacher -houM oppose prepared
ness, for they all preach it.
Alrr.o-t everybody lives in a glass
h ue of ore kind or other. Remem
If spring n.ai.s port .-hirts again,
perhaps wc can stand a great deal
If "Old Sol" keeps up his present
pace of drying out, the farmers will
soon be p!owh.g.
Headquarters have been opened up
in Lincoln to bnm Senator Cummins"
If di-agree:dde wives were only re
tcr.i ii stituti'-ns there wouldn't be
ury iHiges dating hundreds of years.
At last our favorable balance of
tr:..!c ha passed the billion mark.
L'nder a democratic administration,
Annri'-an canned saimon is favor
known th: ouhout the entire
noiid. The exports of it amounted to
$7. . W a vear.
Senator Hitch.-ck has recommend
ed Sam Hinkle for potma-ter at
Hav. !t.k. Sam i an old Flattrncuth
l- y. ind they all like him down this
Whilo th. war m ikes considerable
'"copy" from time to time, a girl is
:.pt to regard an announcement of her
engagement as the mot important
In the death of Judge English
Omaha loses one of its most able law
yers, the state an excellent citizen and
the democratic party one of its faith
ful supporters and defenders.
Wedding bells will soon ring in this
Id tcwn. It would not be policy
to :-ay anything further, only the
contracting parties were out Sunday
fteir.oon looking for a vacant house.
Cheeks must not touch, arms must
not h2 mound necks, and there must
Le a spacj between couples hereafter,
is the law in the Northwest univer
sity. But i; is r.ot liable to go in
It will be remembered that there
was another resignation from Presi
dent Wilson's cabinet a few months
ago. Rut, if anything, the incident
failed to create as much :tir as the
resignation of flarri-on, which has
already Lecn lost sight of. ,
"As your responsible .servant, I
must tell you that the dangers are
constant. I must go out and tell ihi
jeople that new circumstances have
arise-i which make it necessary that
America defend itself. The
facts of the world ate such that it is
my duty to counsel my fellow citizens
that the preparation for national d
fr'nse canr.ot any lor err b porW
Fici President Wilson's Pittsburg
Address. January 27th.
HOOT S Ki:rEHEMJU3I ON WAR.
j.:iihu 1:,,ot s speech at the itpub-
lican state convention v.as a Ueeiara-
t;on of w.ir Iore t;,an tnat, it was
a ,ouc dcchiratic-n of v:;r war with
many and war with .Mexico.
The speech has r.o other meaning,
!;nd insofar as .Mr. Root has power to
commit the republican parly to a for
eign policy in opposition to the policy
of the Wilson administration, that
policy is a policy of war.
Mr. Root by his speech has render
ed a highly important public service
because he has measured and charted
the c:ily ground of honost opposition
to the president's handling of foreign
sitfairs. There are two courses that
the United states government can
pursue, a::d only two. One of them
is the course that President Wilson
has followed. The other is an appeal
What Mr. Root proposed to the
country is that the republican party
.-liould force a referendum on war and
iake itself the champion of war.
Has the republican party the cour
rge and the sincerity cf Mr. Root?
Will it accept the issue that Mr.
Root has offered to it and go before
the country ne:t fall as a war party
avowedly committed to the doctrine
that our differences with Germany
nd with Mexico do not admit of
riplr-matic settlement? We hope it
will. Regardless of cur own vievs,
we think the American people ought
to have a chance Lo determine this
ouestici for themselves as a clean
cut issue. It is a matter that only
the sovereign authority Df the Ameri-J
can people is competent to decide.
The power to declare war is vested
by the constitution in congress. As
congress is now constituted, an over
whelming majority of both parties are
opposed either to war with Germany
cr war with Mexico. Bat this congress
was elected before lie: many proelaim-
ed a submarine zone and before the I
Lusitania w." sunk. It was elected
before the Carranra government was
recognized in Mexico. It was elected
when the whole country was commit
ted to a policy of neutrality.
Pel haps the sentiment of the coun
try has changed. Perhaps congress is
no longer represented. Perhaps the
country wants war, as Mr. Root wants
war. The way to determine is for the
republican party to follow Mr. Root's
leadership, to make his speech its na
tional platform and go before the
country openly and aggressively on
that grave basis. Then every citizen
could vote intelligently. He could 1
n:u ikau i.
trke President Wilson and the policy j Whatever the demerits of Presi
of diplomatic adjustment that Presi-; dent Wilson's policy may be, his
dent Wilson has followed; or he could
take the republican candidate for
president, and the certainty of war
with Germany and Mexico regardless
of diplomacy and diplomatic adjust
ments. If the republican party is not a
coward, it must follow Elihu Root into
th.e only course of honest opposition
to the Wilson administration. It must
make itself the advance agent of war.
New York World.
We are for Aithur Mullen for na
tional committeeman because he has
had great experience in managing
political campaigns, and is the very
man who can do lots of good work in
the way of carrying Nebraska for
Woodrow Wilson. Arthur Mullen is
without a peer in this work.
The European war has brought un- j
dre-amcd of prosperity Id Japan. Evi
dence of this is found not only in the
enormous increase in the gold reserve,
but in the fact that the Japanese
newspapers are busy chronicling the
rise of many new-made millionaires,
who plunged early in the war and j
tmerged with riches.
The roads arc in a deplorable con
The bluebirds are here, but spring
Moving time will soon be here
A healthy stomach has everything
Affinities should be trained early
not to write letters.
Another month and road dragging
will be in order and spring plowing,
The Fatherland, of New York, says
Elihu Root is th.e mc.-t hated man in
the United States. And why?
There is too much talk about pre
paiedr.ess and not enough action. Most
anybody can talk, but action talks
A Kansas newspaper, in comment
ing cn the slow growth of tiie popula
tion of that .state, asks the question:
'"Why don't more people come to Kan
sas, and why dor.'t. they stay here?"
It is because it is close to Nebraska, a
great Jeal better state.
John Murtey of Alvo has filed for
representative en the democratic tic
ket. There is no question in regard
to Mr. Murtcy's quaiiheation for the
position, lie is a gentleman well post
ed on all matters liable to come up in
the legislature, and if nominated and
elected, his constituents in Cass comi
ty can depend upon their interests be
ing well guarded. We know John
Murtey and know him to be a splendid
A SLANDER ON THE RFI URLIC.
Mr. Root's attack cn President Wil
o:i for noi protesting to Germany
the overruning of Ucigiuni
11: reality an assault upon tnu
whole American people.
Mr. Root himself waited eighteen
month-; after the event before declar
ing puhliely th it the president should
have rent a protest to Germany. He
was in the senate when the invasion
took place, yet he offered no resclu
t:cu condemning Germany or criticiz
l:.g the president for not calling the
kaiser to account. Nob dy in the
United States at that time, or for
months afterward, thought of such a
thing as protest. The whole American
people were glad to be out of the
war, and indorsement of the presi
dent's course and his neutarlity policy
v.as universal. No political party in
any campaign since then has ventured
to raise the specific issue of Belgium
not eun the convention last week
over which Mr. Root presided. To
attack the president now, because of
his course concerning Belgium, is to
attack the nation, because the union
-icnuiesced in the president's course.
course was thoroughly wise and ir
reproachable, and to say that the na
tional honor or the national con--slccnce
was dragged in the mire is a
slander on this republic.
There is one supreme issue for
Americans in connection with the
European war. Do we want war or
nonce? All specific questions arising
in the course of the war must be con
sidered with reference to that under
lying question. It is political coward
ice lo avoid outspoken preference for
war with reference to Belgium; it is
political cowardice again to make an
illusion cf his handling of the sub
marine problem, and the Lusitania
case in partciular, while avoiding an
.avowal in favor of war. And it is
precisely that sort of cowardice ot
which Mr. Root is guilty. A great
statesmanlike mind, like Mr. Root's,
professes that peace should be rnain-
tained, but at the same time, he seeks
to weaken and destroy the one man in
maintainin'r peace bv accusing him 1
of deadening the national conscience ,
and sacrificing the national honor. lie
is a perfect image of those patriots
who continuously assaulted Lincoln
for not saving the union with less war
end bloodshed. Springfield Republic.
HE NEVER SAID IT (?)
Assuming to boss the affairs of a
great political party in a state whose
people are as intelligent as those in
Nebiaska is not always a delightful
Colonel Bryan's orderly sergeant in
this state now advises the public that
he never said that democratic candi
dates for state olilces must declare
their attitude upon the liquor question,
and that such declaration must be in
accord with the Bryan position, or risk
the opposition of tine Bryan a.
If C. W. Bryan never issued such a
proclamation, there has existed a
slate-wide mistake among the intelli
gent men of all parties. Queer how
sueh mistakes gain curency!
Some of the men who hold office in
the state house have stated at various
times that they had been visited by
C. W. Bryan and given emphatic warn
ing that they would have to speak out
with regard to that position on the
amendment. These demands were fre
o'ji nt and insistent.
So far as learned, not one of them
'came across." They insisted that
they were exporting to be candidates
for state olbce on their records for ef-'irii'!if-v
;imi i riinnmv. mid were rv-r-
fectly ready and content to abide by
the popular decree on the amendment.
If C. W. Bryan was not urging this
point among democrats, how did it
happen that he had a tiff with Victor
Wilson of Strcmsburg, candidate for
railway commissioner, who. although
an advocate of a dry state, refused to
yield to the Bryan demand that d.emo
ciatic candidates make their attitude
on that point the measure of their fit
ness for office?
As a matter of fact, C. W. Bryan
ba--e.s his chief preter.se as a guber
natorial candidate upon his attitude
on the liquor question. He has more
that once hi-b. ted that a democratic
can lidate for goernor mu.t make his
campaign as an advocate of the
amendment in order that he may have
something progressive to light for.
He and his lieutenants have scoured
the siate for candidates for state of
nees to meet his1 expectations in that
rc.-pect. Results led only to the con
clusion that lie could not find them, be
cause dry democrats believe generally
that the amendment is under the
initiative and referendum a question
independent, of party politics and
should remain so.
The. best evidence that, democrats re
fund stubbornly to yield to that sort
of dictation lies in the fact that most
of the leading candidates that the
Biyan lieutenants have been getting
into the field for ei'.her state or na
tional preferment are "wets."
It must be humiliating to Mr. Bryan
to state publicly that lie had urged
five other men to run for governor in
order that he might not have to make
th.e race himself. The live he named
aie Edgar Howard of Columbus, W. H.
Thompson of Grand Island, I. J. Dunn
of Omaha, Judge Thomas of Seward
and J. S. Canaday of Minden. Of these
the only recognised representative of
the dry element is Mr. Canaday.
It takes Eryanic logic to explain
why C. W. Bryan urged four wet
democrats to run for governor lo re
lieve him of the necessity of flinging
himself into the imminent deadly
breach to run upon his dry qualifica
tions. One of the men he says he
urged to run has been attorney for an
Omaha brewery, and may be yet.
Political bos,si..m without a pie
counter attachment is bound to be a
Among the most active champions
of the amendment there are a num
ber who have let it be known that
they do not like the Bryan effort to
"lide" this issue, but they prefer not
to protest because it might lead to
dissension in the ranks of amendment
supporters. Among them there is
recognition of the possibility that anti-
Bryan sentiment may ocst the amend-
ment considerable support it would 1
otherwise receive. Lincoln Star.
We have interviewed a great num-
bcr of farmers within the past ten
days, and we have failed to talk to one
democrat but thinks that John Wun
derlich should have a clear field for
sheriff on the democratic ticket. It is
! no more than right and proper that he
Edgar Howard is a better man for
governor than Charley Bryan, but Ed
gar is not near fast enough to get the
Th.e war seems to have found a use j
for everything recently invented ex-
cvpt a Ferris wheel and the non-re-filable
Pel haps the most pitiful looking
object is the big man who has just
made 11:1 unsuccessful attempt to kiss!
a little woman.
Some fellows run for ollice because
they want the office. Others run be
cause they think it will hurt some
one else. See!
'hcn is an afllnity not an af
finity?" l)-n't give this up until you
have investigated the domesticity of
the affinities who have married.
V. F. Meran of (Hoe county should
be selected a delegate to the demo
cratic national convention because he
is eminently fitted for the place.
: o :
Theie is a ro.-.ornbiar.ce between
diiving a team of mules and running
a newspaper. Some say one must
swear to muke mules act properly.
A conference of mayors of the large
cities of the country is to be held in
St. Louis March 11 and 1. The aim is
lo start a nation-wide movement in
er-pport ( f President Wil.-on's pre
Germany, according to a Lond.cn re
port, wants to do the right thing by
Seibia. and will offer to place Prince
Eilel Friedrich, second sen of Emperor
William, on the Serbian thione under
an Auetro-German suzeianity. And
indeed Scibia could do a whole lot
worse. Germany can make Serbia
GENERAL .MILLS' PLAN.
No one l.no as ail about this pre
pai edness business, or just w hat the
count: y really needs, but if one knows
anything, he should know it needs
something more than is at present
avmh ble. The question seems to cen
ter around just what is needed, and
opinions vary from universal militaiy
service down to modest demands for
more o.iiecrs for such troops as are at
present in -ervice. The layman should
er.d probi bly would be willing to liste:
to th.e experts, if only the expert
would agiee a little better, but thcr
the lange of notions on preparednes
seems about as wide and varied as in
the street corner argumenis. General
Wood and Scott, for instance, see the
need of universal service, perhaps on
the Swiss or Australian plan, but cer
tainly some system which will lead
every mother to raise her boy to be a
But now comes General Nelson A.
Miles, a figluer for half a century, ar.d
says no compulsory service is needed,
and that the continental army plan
threatens a dangerous centralization
of power. An increase is needed, he
admits; say a regular establishment
of loO.OOO men and a militia increase
in proportion, with a plan for increas
ing the foice to 1,200,003 to 2.000,000
by expanding the units of the or
ganization, in cae of great need. The
-peril of foreign invasion is exagger
ated, he says, and it may be. It is
possible, he admits, and therefore a
larger force is needed, but not so much
The answer of the universkd service
fans, and it is some answer, is that
Miles fails to comprehend the vast
r.ess of modern war, which means, al
most, a nation in arms. And yet, on
the other hand, there may be some
thing to the theory that the conscript
can't light as well as the volunteer.
Those who have followed th.e war on
all fronts point to the Canadians as
the ablest soldiers, and they volunteer
ed, and went farthest from home in
their search" for trouble. And yet the
Get man conscripts have done well
enough for all practical purposes, not
to mention the showing of the French,
Auolrians and Russians.
It is quite a muddled question, this
preparedness business, and probably
will be muddled further hefors con
gress gets through with it.
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THE CENTAUR COM
The ehanire in the weather didn't
Old T-'A can't hide himself for long
at a time.
This is rreat weather, but there
will probably be a late frost for peach
buds and favorite sens.
Candidates are coming to the front
at a rapid race. Hurry up, boys, and
fcet your hat in the ring1.
Most of the leading democrats of
Kcbraska are for Senator Cummins for
president, it would seem from reports
There are good arguments pro and
con and to and fro about preparedness,
but one must concede that thei-e is a
posibility that President Wilson is
aware of situations more grave than
Ilcn. George W. Berge made a very
fair clfcr to Charley Bryan, but he
won't accept it now see if he does
If he has got any political sense, what
ever, he knows he can't get the nom
ination, and would be snowed under, if
he did. The truth of the matter is,
George Beige is a fair man, but
Charley Bryan isn't.
The International Harvester com
pany is out with a circular instructing
farmers to be careful of their seed
corn and advise that owing to the
early frosts and unnatural condition
of the grain last fall that a great deal
cf it will not germinate. This comes
fiom pretty good authority and you
had better test it before planting time.
If Colonel Roosevelt goes as a dele
gate from New York to the republican
national convention, and William
Barnes, jr., says he can go as one of
the "Big Four" if he so desires, and if
William II. Taft heads the Connecticut
delegation, a situation will be created
so full of posibilities as to make the
convention one of the greatest national
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Some fellow whose acquaintance
must have been more extensive than
that of most of us, said that "God
hates a coward." Assuming that the
author knew whereof he spoke, would
it not naturally follow that the Ruler
of the Universe maintains the same
attitude toward a poor loser? For
the next several weeks the woods will
be full of candidates for various sorts
of offices. Each of these should begin
the work of steeling himself to be a
good loser. If the results make it un
necessary to use this virtue, you will
be the better for having cultivated it,
anyhow. Remember, when you start a
political tale of woe the entire worl 1
closes both ears.
Harmony is a great thing when suc
cessfully worked, but it is hard to
accomplish when those who claim to
be away up in party lines, bring
forth dissensions because they cannot
have everything their own way.
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