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PLATTSMOUTII SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
MONDAY, MAY 22, 1916.
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Che plattsmoiitb 3urnal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMODTH, NEBRASKA.
Entered at Postoffice at Plattsmouth, Neb., as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, PublTsher
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Education is only like good
culture; it changes the size, but
not the sort. Henry Ward
Will we have it cold all summer ?
Thc weatherman should change his
Iowa republicans hoot the mention
Spring fever is the lazy man's most
It looks like Mexico won't be happy
until it gets a good, sound thrashing.
Thc high cost tf gasoline has not
perceptibly reduced the number of
joy-riders. " '
If one term in office satisfies a
man's ambition he wants another for
The farmers could appreciate some
very warm weather just now for the
benefit of the growing crops.
Billy Sunday isn't getting the
money at Kansas City that he suc
ceeded in pulling out of Omaha.
The politicians started the Hughes
boom as a joke, and now what annoys
them is that he seems to be taking it
The Michigan G. O. P. is for
''Hughes and preparedness." But the
Justice may be for Hughes and dis
When the good old summer time
comes, if it ever does, the coal bill
can be dispensed with. And that is
what ice men arc praying for.
Rather a formidable task, isn't it,
trying to make a straw hat and white
trousers look right along with a win
ter overcoat with the collar turned
Stalwart men may feel the blow
and weep bitterly in private, but they
will try to bear up under the tidings
that there is a shortage of canary
According to a Cincinnati judge,
fathers take better care of their chil
dren than mothers. Not always.
There are a few fathers who have the
It's a big war, of course, but it isn't
big enough to stop the importation of
new Paris fashions for women to this
country; and maybe no war could be
big enough to stop that.
Republicans can't agree on a can
didate, can't agree on a pldtform, and
can't agree what they will do if they
get the offices. They have only one
agreement they want the offices.
A government report having Tecom
mended the use of dogfish to supple
ment the f6od supply, perhaps the
department of agriculture will pub
lish a recipe for the making of dogfish
Barefooted women in Greece, inno
centjirictims of the war, are pleading
for shoes. And yet here in this coun
try our classic dancers ask us to en
dure their bare feet as reminiscent of
Chicago has selected June 10 as the
day on which to hold its preparedness
pirade. It seems a psychological
time. The republican convention will
be having a similar demonstration
along about then.
Nearly all the nations of Europe
have been drawn into the vortex of
war. Even several, nations, remote
from the scene of the original con
flict, nations which have not been able
to participate actively on the western
front or the eastern front, or even use
their battleships in the conflict, have
been drawn in, through treaties and
agreements or through mistakes of
The greatest statesmen of the
worid have realized that in these days
of world upheaval there has been a
danger far greater than the actual
loss of life and property that is now
shocking all civilized nations. The
danger has been that the entire world,
instead of half of it, might become
involved; that international law might
be wiped out in a day, and that civili
zation itself might be uprooted, no
great nation remaining at peace to
voice the protest against war mad
In the German note of May 5, an
nouncing the abandonment of the sub
marine methods against which the
United States government protested,
the following paragraph appears:
"If the German government never
theless is resolved to go to the utmost
limit of concessions, it has been
guided not alone by the friendship
connecting the two great nations for
over one hundred years, but also by
the thought of the great doom which
threatens the entire civilized world,
should the cruel and sanguinary war
be extended and prolonged."
All the belligerents, with their pas
sion at white heat, nevertheless have
recognized the part that America has
played in upholding international law,
protecting the rights of neutrals and
non-combatants, and confining the
limits of the raging conflict.
Since July, 1914, the people of the
United States have lived in peace and
prosperity, with the war surrounding
them, and yet with the conscious
knowledge that there has been in the
White house a man who, while pro
tecting the nation's honor and uphold
ing its dignity, nevertheless retained
for the country its peaceful leverage
upon war-ridden Europe.
The conduct of President Wilson
throughout the European war has
won him not merely the respect of
Europe, but the commendations of the
people of the United States of all
shades of political opinion. There
has been no rashness nor timidity.
The ship of state has been steered
with deftness and sureness. The best
traditions of American statesmanship
have been upheld by Woodrow Wilson
in the most trying time in the world's
, Many newspapers have been telling
it far and near that it was violation
to write a check for less than a dol
lar. Nothing in it. You can write a
check for ten cents if you have the
money in the bank.
If tinjes were dull and we needed
excitement there might be some ex
cuse for recalling Turbulent Teddy toJ
the White house he would furnish
entertainment. But these are seriou3
times and we need a Wilson.
The Business Men's association of
Nebraska City is beginning to ma
terialize in a way that promises much
good for our sister city. The real
business men of that city are in the
saddle purely' for the benefit of the
city, with selfishness cut out.
We still are of the opinion that the
democrats should v re-nominate Vice
President Tom Marshall along with
President Wilson. We cannot con
ccive any possible excuse for not do
ing so. lie has proved faithful and
made good in every 7ay, and there
are no better democrats in the coun
try than Tom Marshall.
And still it rains a-plenty, thank
' ' :o:
"Home Coming" week the latter
part of August.
President Wilson tells the Pope he
is eager for peace.
Some get rich in war stocks and
some raise cucumbers.
Sometimes the old guard in the re
publican party must wonder whether
it really pays to be a standpatter.
- This piece of news should be more
generally circulated: In the last three
months the ship yards of the United
States launched 173 merchant ves
Box Butte county commissioners
spent $6,000 on the roads of the
county last year. The Alliance Com
mercial club co-operates with the com
missioners in putting the roads of the
county in condition. The club pays
$500 to a man with team and wagon
for the season to assist in marking
and maintaining the roads. Last year
GS7 miles of road were marked by the
Alliance Commercial club. Business
men of that city declare that trade
has increased materially since the
Commercial club adopted the policy of
co-operating with the commissioners
in bettering road conditions.
Seme democrats are of the opinion
that it will be an impossibility to
unite the party on the state ticket.
Of course the fellows who talk this
do not intend to vote the ticket, or
else they 'are talking to hear their
heads rattle. An united democratic
party can easily carry the state, al
though there may be, as there always
is, several whd slipped in on the
ticket whose unpopularity will weaken
the balance of candidates. We can
didly believe that Willis E. Reed, at
torney general, has increased his
popularity to such an extent as to
ead all others by several thousand
WHEN THE WAR WILL END.
A New York banker just returned
from London and Paris, where he had
gone to look over the financial situa
tion, says that "it is privately under
stood by the French, English and
Belgium bankers that the 'great of
fensive'' will not begin until next
year." lie said there had been a
delay in the plans on account of the
English failure in the Tigris cam
paign. It is plain that the English
authorities have been moved to great
er caution and preparedness by the
cumulative English failures."
The banker said that this postpone
ment was a great disappointment to
people of the allied countries and was
only gradually being revealed, but the
French and English military authori
ties were of one mind on this subject
and that instead of the war commenc
ing in May, 1915, as Lord Kitchener
had said, it would not commence until
May, 1917. The recent conscription
act passed by the British parliament,
after the situation and plans were ex
plained in secret session, was part of
the plan agreed upon in the recent
conference in Paris.
The report that the war is to be
extended for another year will be as
regretfully received by the neutral
nations as by the allies, but so far,
there seems to be no indications that
it will end sooner. The length of the
war is charged to the want of pre
paredness on the part of the English.
They say that France and Germany
and the English navy were in a state
of preparedness, but England' had
practically no trained army except the
few regulars, and no laws for assem
bling and training an army. It is
true that they raised a million men in
a few months, but they were useless
as a fighting force for want of train
ing and lack of arms and equipment.
It has taken a year and a half to arm
and train them. It is said that while
England has at the present time
5,000,000 men enlicted, not half that
number are equipped or trained suffi
ciently to go into the field. The great
banking interests of New York are no
doubt in position to get the most
authentic news of the situation in
THE IRISH TRAGEDY.
The terrible mess of Irish misman
agement since the Dublin uprising
was suppressed has plainly got on to
the nerves of the nationalist leaders
and also on the nerves of the radical
section of the British electorate. It
is a most ghastly tragedy for all
Irishmen and Englishmen, who for so
many years have mightily endeavored
to satisfy Irish grievances by consti
tutional methods and to win home
rule for the Irish people.
John Dillon's fierce invective against
the government for permitting the
Dublin executions was the bitter up
braiding of an almost heart-broken
man. who saw his whole life work be
ing done by firing squads. That
Messrs. Dillon and Redmond feel that
Ireland is slipping away from their
political control by reason of sum
mary executions characteristic of a
Russian autocrat combating revolution
in Moscow a dozen years ago is evi
dent from their present bearing and
Mr. Asquith's sudden visit to Dublin
discloses his final realization of the
peril of a reaction among the mass of
the Irish people against the British
government. Such a dreadful inci
dent as the military murder of the
Dublin editor, Skeffington, is enough
to drive a whole nation into a violent
passion against martial law and the
imperial authority sustaining it. It
is true that the situation suddenly
created by the Sinn Fein revolt was
exceedingly difficult to control with
out the commission of excesses by the
authorities, but there was so much
staked upon an avoidance of unneces
sary harshness that the failure of the
government must be regarded as one
of the worst calamities which the war
has brought upon the United King
dom. The ultimate effects of the govern
ment's mistakes must be felt not only
in Ireland but wherever in the wide
world the Irish race has found a home.
The relations between Great Britain
and the United States can scarcely
fail to be influenced, even during the
remainder of the war; for the Dublin
executions have been such a shock
that American t sympathy with the
allies has tended to cool. Active pro
German propaganda could never ac
complish in .this country what quickly
results from the killing of half a
dozen rebel poets, schoolmasters and
editors, placed with their backs to a
wall in Dublin.
An effective guaranty of home rule,
es Mr. Redmond wants it to be, with
Sir Edward Carson's unqualified in
dorsement of it, if immediately of
fered to Ireland, might go far to
counteract the impression made by
the executions upon Ireland and the
oversea neutral countries. Unless
something of this character is done,
the kaiser may soon become an Irish
hero and his success may be prayed
for in every Irish cottage beyond the
limits of Ulster. Springfield Repub
lican. Vacant houses are
a very scarce
article in Plattsmouth.
No use telling the man who is sick
to let well enough alone.
Let us hope that peace will not be
postponed over matters of etiquette.
Everybody will boost for the "Home
Coming" week. Make it a big suc
Don't you, think the republicans will
drop Hughes merely because Perkins
s for him.
Wall street clamors jfor Teddy.
They know what a good friend he was
to the steel trust.
The fly season has been greatly re
tarded owing to the cold, backward
spring. That is one thing to be
If Mr. Taft says Justice Hughes
will run and Mrs. Hughes says he
won't, you will have to guess whether
he will or not.
A Mexican general promises to "fin
ish up the Villista bandits quickly."
Evidently Carranza is ready to ex
haust the last verb in the language
J on the job.
Republicans are beginning to worry
over the democratic platform. They
know the democrats have done the
business to brag about.
The latest Ford joke is about a man
being arrested in a dry town for driv
ing fast in a Ford. The charge against
him was "rushing the can."
Hon. S. R. McKelvie, who ought to
be the republican candidate for gov
ernor of Nebraska, will deliver the
address to the high school graduates
"One uprising no government can
control is that of prices," says the
vyuu oireet journal. mat paper
seems to know, as it speaks for the
Wall street gamblers.
A "tightwad" is a misery to him
self and a carbuncle upon society and
opposed to everything good for the
town. He does not know what the
word "progress" means.
A man doesn't like to be "kidded"
about his car, his dog, his lodge or
his first mustache. Neither will a
woman stand for funny remarks about
her baby, her preacher, her age or
England probably will continue to
open our mail in spite of our protests,
so Washington learns. The only way
to forestall her, apparently, is to do
all our European correspondence on
One may get rid of his money in
different ways, according to the hurry
he is in. He may buy a string of race
horses, or ho may start a newspaper
to push a presidential boom for a
Carranza wears those wild and
wind-swept whiskers for some un
known reason. But Funston's beard
is short enough and his record lorg
enough to show. that he hasn't a re
It is just as important to be sure
you are wrong before backing down
as it is to be sure you are right before
going ahead. But some people are
so egotistical as to think they are
right all the time.
What is the difference between a
printing press and a preacher? The
printing press you feed with paper,
and the preacher with chicken. But
chicken ' nowadays is a great ' deal
cheaper than paper.
The governor of Texas is on the
warpath and says it is time to inter
vene and restore order in Mexico.
Texas governors vvho have to stand
the brunt of Mexican raids are usually
one the warpath towards the Mexi
cans, and who blames them :
The civil war having been over a
matter of fifty-one years or so, and
construction being well under way, the
Methodist Episcopal church now be
lieves it safe to broach the subject of
peace within its lines, to close a break
over national issues which occupied
the public mind away back in 1S44.
The superiority of democratic con
trol in the national government has
oeen demonstrated in a score oi
affirmative measures since Wilson was
inaugurated; but perhaps the best
proof of ail is negative. The Roose
velt panic of 1907 was a result of bad
republican party government in times
of peace and plenty. The prosperity
of 191G is a result of gooi democratic
party government in times of stress
and storm never before dreamed of
"I am opposed even to breaking our
relations with any of the countries
at war in Europe. I think we ought
to remain at peace, to stand even in
suit and injury." Republican Leader
Mann. It would suit Leader Mann
"to stand insult and "injury," rather
than suspend diplomatic relations, so
long as he could have a democratic
presinet to abuse for permitting the
country to be injured and insulted.
Leader Mann is a wonderful political
strategist. Prevent a rupture at any
cost is his program; the national
wrath over the insults not resented
would finish Wilson.
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THE CCIMTAUR COM
TOR THE UNITED STATES.
Senator Paul O. Hustin.Gf of Wis
consin delivered a great speech on the
floor of the United States senate April
27. Read this extract:
"I am for the United States against
Germany or Austria or Great Britain
or Russia or Fiance or Japan or Tur
key or Any other nation on the face
of the earth when opposed to us; I do
not care what they are or who they
are. I want each and every nation to
respect our rights, as we propose to
respect theirs; and I will not conceal
the fact that I was in hopes long ago
that Germany would yield and recog
nize our rights, so that we might
straightway and promptly turn our
undivided attention to other llagrant
violations ,of our rights on the part
of other countries. v I believe that
Germany has been standing in her
own light. I believe that in her re
fusal to bew and yield to the rightful
demands of the United States she has
in a way hindered and obstructed her
self, because I believe there is a senti
ment in this country which is that we
shall play no favorites, but defend our
lights, no matter how or by whom
invaded. There is also a belief pre
vailing in this country that as long
as the lives of our citizens are the
issue that mustrbe settled first; and
then, I say, I believe there is a fur
ther sentiment, in this country that
when that is settled, and settled right,
we should turn our attention to those
who are wronging us in other ways
snd make them see the right also.
"That is the attitude that I want to
take in this body, and the attitude
that I think is the proper and just and
light one. In this controversy that
lies nearest to our right hand I believe
it is absolutely necessary, in order to
convince Germany that we mean busi
1916 a National Park Summer
This is going to be a gala season for Rocky Mountain Parks Glacier,
Yellowstone and Kstes Parks all on tho Burlington's through-service lines.
These parks, with their wealth of scenery, their magnificent "out-of-doors"
have gotten their grip on" Eastern people.
Then we have nearby, the Black Hills with their forests and Hot Springs,
ths Big Horn Mouutains about Sheridan, with their picturesque old ranches
given over to modern tourists, also the ranch resorts beyond Cody in the Ab
sarokas. The whole Kocky Mountain country has so many vacation spots to olTer
and the "Burlington has so many attractive circuit mountain tours, that itjis im-
.. possible hear to describe them in detail.
Send for booklet of the locality and the tour you have
in mind. Shall it be Yellowstone, with its ninety-mile auto
scenic tour via the Cody Gateway? Shall it be Glacier Pat k,
the climax of the scenic grandeur of the Rocdies?
The Burlington is Essentially
Rocky Mountain Park Travel. Let the Map Show You.
R. W. CLEMENT, Ticket Agent
L. W.vWAKELEY, GENERAL PASSENGER AGENT,
1004 Farnatn Street, OMAHA, Nebraska
PANY, NEW YORK CITV,
ness, that the country as one man
should put themselves back of a
president who has used his talents,
his genius, his time, his energy, and
all his other qualities of hand and
heart which nature has so richly en
dowed him, to keep us out of war and
preserve our honor. I say such a
president as that deserves the sup
port, in my humble opinion, of the
humblest citizen in the land, as well
cs that of every senator in this body."
DR. FLYKN ATTENDS MEETING
STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
This morning Dr. I'. J. Flynn de
parted for Omaha where he will at
tend and take part in the meeting of
the councelloi-s of the Nebraska State
Medical' Association, to make arrange
ments for the meeting of 1 he State
Assocnation which will be held at the
Fontenelle Hotel in that city. Dr.
Flynn was elected as representative
f,or the eighth district while he was a
resident of O'Neill, and will take part
in the general arrangements for the
big state meeting. A number of mat
ters relating to legislation at the -coming
session of the legislature as well
as the work of the profession will be
taken up at this meeting of the state
association, and it bids fare to be one
of the most interesting sessions held
for some time.
ARE REJOICING OVER
A NEW DAUGHTER
Front Friday's Dally.
Yesterday a fine little daughter was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kuhney,
who is considered by the happy par
ents as just about the finest little
lady in the land, and, being the first
child in the family, there is nothing
too good for the little one. Both the
mother and little daughter are doing
Read the want ad3 in the Journal.
the Circuit Tour Route of all
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