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MONDAY, JUNE 5, lvKT.il
PLATTSMOUTn SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Cbc plattsmouth journal
PL'BLISIIKD SEMI-WKEKLY AT PLATTSJIOUTII, XKHKASKA.
Entered at Postoffice at Plattsmouth, Neb., as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
SUBSCHIPTIOX rUKEl 1.50
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Let us be of good cheer,
remembering that the misfor- -tunes
hardest to bear are those
J. which never happen. Lowell.
And still it rains -when not needed.
What the world needs is fewer
creeds and more charity.
Pacifists can best preserve the
peace by ceasing their piffle.
It is just as well if you prefer
abuse to violets, you will get more
While the canning season is on
Uncle Sam talks of canning the can
A woman may not love her enemies,
but she can put up an excellent bluff
by kissing them.
Some people are cheeky enough to
ask for the benefit of the doubt when
there is no doubt.
We have never' yet found a man
who could remember all the favors
we have done him.
A plumber is a skilled mechanic
who sits on a soap-box and watches
his helper do the work.
The next large job of watchful
waiting will be done by the bull
moose convention in Chicago. (
Do not complain because people do
not do more for you. Be thankful
that they do not do more to you.
The war is now running itself, the
various commanders merely estimat
ing how many men they can afford to
sacrifice each day.
If women really want the ballot,
they should cry for it. Broadly
speaking, a woman can have anything
for which she is willing to shed tears.
If Justice Hughes is a candidate,
and secures the nomination at Chi
cago, he must be given great credit
with possessing a lot of keen political
The fellow whose health is so poor
that his wife must carry the baby is
often found in the lodge room with
sixty pounds of regalia upon his
shoulders. Thus equipped, he will
march farther than the average sol
dier on a hike.
A wave of indignation will sweep
across the country, following the
story from the Boston Post telling
how a father los't his life trying to
save his son from drowning. Every
one who has ever attended a club or
read any literature knows that no one
but a mother will give up a life for
The members of the Masonic grand
lodge will visit Plattsmouth on next
Tuesday to inspect the Masonic home.
While here the members will be ccn
veyed over the city by automobiles.
They will perhaps be in the city sev
eral hours, and why not have the
band furnish music in honor of the
event? Every business man will give
to the cause.
Roosevelt may surprise the people
at Chicago. He will prove a good
man for the grafters who want in
crease of success. That's where the
enthusiasm originates, but not any
more so, however, than in the demo
cratic party. Some democrats become
over-elated when a federal position i?
in sight who, at any other time, are
as docile as a Iamb.
I'Elt VEAll IS ADVACI3
ALL EYES OX A3I ERICA
Although we have had quarrels
with both Germany and Great Britain,
growing out of the war, and travelers
have told us that both belligerents
hate us heartily, all eyes are upon us.
It is apparent that scarcely a speech
is made in the British parliament or
a statement issued in Germany with
out its effect on America having been
preconsidercd. In many eyes the ef
fect on America seems to be the chief
purpose. This has been strikingly
illustrated within the last few hours.
Certain passages from President Wil
son's Charlotte speech have been
seized upon by the German press as
an indication that the president may
again tender his services as a media
tor. The conjecture is variously re
ccived, but the avidity with which it
is discussed shows the prevailing
German interest in the attitude cf
America. The various views, pub
lished with permission of the censor,
may have a purpose.
In England there is no concealment
of interest in America. Arthur Pon
sonby has attacked the ministers for
ignoring the British people and dis
regarding the British parliament and
then "adopting the American press
as a platform." Sir Edward Grey,
while admitting the departure from
traditional etiquette, defends it as a
necessity because of the practice of
German statesmen in giving inter
views and statements to the Amer
ican press. Sir Edward was more
successful in defending the manner
than the matter of his statements for
American consumption. Mr. Ponson
by argued that the government should
announce its definite peace conditions,
since its generalizations have been
twisted by German officialdom into
threats of extermination of the Ger
man people. Sir Edward's reply to
the effect that Germany is mislead
ing its people into believing the allies
are beaten is unworthy a statesman.
It would indicate that the allies arD
too proud to quit. Some Germans
have the same weakness, for they
argue that they should not announce
their real peace terms lest the allies
Lack out thinking the Germans are
Pride stands in the way of peace
rt present. But the fact that both
sides are mailing such efforts to im
press America is encouraging. The
greatest neutral nation stands ready
to help them to a mutual agreement
whenever they say the word.
Every man who is for "America
first" cannot help but be for Wilson
Carranza, the make-shift pTesident
of Mexico, is nothing but a bluffer,
as well as a great big duffer.
A woman can inherit money and
retain her common sense, but marry
ing it often makes a fool of -her.
Generally speaking, a bore is one
who insists on telling you what he
thinks, instead of listening to what
The senate postoffice committee is
indignant because, the fourth assist
ant postmaster general said its
amendment to the postal bill was a
surrender to the railroads. Well,
The mints will issue half dollars,
quarters and dimes of new designs
after July 1, the receipt of which
news caused us to go to considerable
trou&le to look up what the old de
signs were like.
An old river pilot who ran the Mis
souri and Mississippi shoals back in
1850 died in Kansas Cdty this week.
The old boatman's record was unique.
He never claimed to have taught
Mark Twain how to pilot a river boat.
Rather cool for the first of June.
Some men are awful lazy by choice.
Very little warm weather so far.
The growing corn needs warmer
A successful fool doesn't realize
that he is one.
A Plattsmouth girl says stolen
sweets are hard to digest.
Some men, like gold bricks, are
always hard pressed for cash.
Farmers worry during hail season.
We worry every day in the year.
Politics will soon begin to bloom,
and the crop of candidates will be on
June is the month of weddings, and
Plattsmouth will be in the lime-light
with her share.
The Iowa primaries come off next
Monday, when state and county ofa
cials are nominated.
America asks nothing for herself,
but what she has a light to ask for
humanity itself. Woodrow Wilson.
Some young women make fortunes
in the movies and ethers bring half
million-dollar breach of promise suits.
The rage cf old-fashioned things
is marked, but no man wants to go
back to the socks his mother used to
Politics is anybody's game this
year, with the' odds in favor of the
man who hasn't learned too many
The man who tries to sing, though
knowing he can't, is never given
ercjit fcr possessing praiseworthy
After a girl hypnotizes a young
man into buying her a solitaire she
begins to wonder what she could do
with some other chap if it were not
Louis D. Brandeis has at last been
confirmed as associate justice of .the
United States supreme court, which
should have been done weeks ago,
and our own republican senator, Nor
ris, much to his credit, voted for his
confirmation. So did Senator La
"THE LITTLE MAN FROM EGYPT '
The evidence in the murder trial
of Dr. Arthur Warren Waite of New
York, who, after his arrest, attribut
ed his criminality to the obsession of
"the little man from Egypt," whom
he could not control, indicates that
the empire state is about to furnish
the country with another example to
deter. Waitc's career seems to have
been wrecked chiefly by women and
money. It's the old story. The young
dentist's sworn statement betray a
mentality utterly devoid of conscience
or discipline. lie seeks to avoid the
electric chair because he is irrespon
sible and protests that the state has
no right to punish one who has been
irresponsible from childhood. This
also was the plea of Harry Thaw,
who finally secured his freedom after
scandalizing the country and pump
ing thousands of Thaw dollars into
the' coffers of lawyers and alienists.
The Waite and Thaw cases may be
dissimilar in many respects, but both
preach the folly of woman-chasing
and profligacy. Young men of our
day little realize the extent of their
indebtedness to poverty and the
necessity for self-reliance. Hard work
may be a "severe master, but it is
infinitely more charitable and merci
ful than idleness tind dissipation.
Young men, whether students, me
chanics or clerks, are safely sheltered
from the assaults of "the little man
from Egypt" or compelled to work
for the dollars they spend. The "lit
tle man from Egypt" never disturbs
workers. He seeks idlers, adventur
ers and young men who have nothing
in particular to do and no particular
responsibility. The nose that is held-! Tions and the new liberalizing legis
to the grindstone never slips into a ! lation is particularly gratifying to
WHAT THE VETERANS GAVE.
Regret is often expressed that the
exercises of the national Memorial
day attract so little attendance and
attention. A pessimist remarks that
a parade of militia boys of 1916 in
their spick and span uniforms would
attract a much larger crowds These
youths are mere raw recruits who
have had no baptism of fire. But
they represent the forward look. The
men who wore the blue or the gray
represent a past age and the back
ward vision. History, and those who
stand for it, are too often set aside
in this hurrying age. It is not al
ways possible, however, to gauge
popular interest. Poor church attend
ance does not mean that the people
are ready to give up religious wor
ship. The Memorial day observances
are about the same thing year after
year, and our restless people demand
novelties. Public appreciation is gen
erally tardy. But the luster of sol
dierly deeds of '1 is bound to in
crease. Great societies will grow up
of men and women glad to claim
descent from soldier blood. Records
will be searched to prove this distinc
tion. When the old soldiers' are asked
to address school children the young
sters always seemed thrilled by their
idmply told tales of heroism. The
public gratiude to these men is wann
er than they or their friends realize.
When one cf them dies, the fact of
his soldierly service is the one thing
the newspapers emphasize the most.
It is too bad that full recognition is
not given these men before they pass
on The younger generation too little
realise what they gave up for their
cause. Many of those who returned
were so affected by disease and hard
ship that they could never achieve
their fullest business .U'ess. They
gave up their all, and our people
should never forget it.
When a doctor gives up hope he
summons the family. When a lawyer
gives up hope he applies for a writ
Just to show what a disagreeable
person Doctor Waite is, it was
brought out at his trial that his mur
derous disease germs refused to work
A shrt time ago Colonel Roose
velt said: "Understand I'll do no
pu:;sy-foot:ng." Immediately he start
ed in on the most artistic and expert
case of pussy-footing from the point
of absolute and repeated refusals to
permit his name to be used as a
candidate for president, to the point
of an open and notorious bid fcr the
republican nomination. That third
cup of coffee appears just as attrac
tive to the Colonel as of old.
Larger postal savings deposits will
now be accepted at the postoffice.
This is made possible by an import
ant amendment to the postal savings
act just approved by President Wil
son. A postal savings depositor may
now have an account amounting to
$1,000, upon which interest will be
paid. Formerly SC0O was the maxi
mum amount be could have to his
credit. Tins enlargement of postal
savings facilities will be very gratify
ing to thousands of depositors who
have already reached the ' old $500
limit and are anxious to entrust more
of their savings to Uncle Sam. An
other feature of the amendment that
will avoid further embarrassment to
the public and to postal officials is
the doing away with the limit en the
amount that could be accepted from
a depositor monthly. Under the old
law only $100 could be deposited in
a calendar month. The amendment
abolishes this restriction. While the
postal savings system has already
proved a signal success as is shown
by the fact that more than half a
million depositors have over eighty
million dollars standing to their
credit, still it has fallen short of
meeting the full demrnds of the pub
lic because of the restrictions which
have now been eliminated. : Postmas
ter General Burleson and Third As
sistant Postmaster General Dockery
have been tireless in their efforts to
secure a modification of the limita-
From Friday's Dally.
J. II. Thrasher motored down
Murray this morning and spent a few
hours with friends in that place.
Drs. B. F. and J. F. Brendel of
Murray motored up tins afternoon for
a few hours' visit here with friends.
C. F. Vailery, the precinct road
overseer, was in the city yesterday
for a few hours, looking after a few
matters of business.
L. J.-- Meisinger and wife were in
the city yesterday for a few hours,
attending to seme trading with the
merchants for a short time.
George Snyder, the assessor of
Plattsmouth precinct, war here for a
few hours yesterday, looking after
some matters at the court house.
Frank Lillie of near Murray was
among the visitors in the city yester
day afternoon for a few hours, at
tending to seme trading "with the
Mis. W. W. Dickson and little babe
of Omaha arrived this morning for
a vis.it here at the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Todd, at
their home west of this city.
Charles Patterson of Arapahoe,
who has been here visiting his broth
ers, T. M. and R. F. Patterson, and
families, departed this morning for
his home in the western past cf the
Otto Mutz, one of the mail messenger-;
employed on the Burlington
on its line from Lincoln to Edgmont.
S. P., was in the city yesterday for
a short visit with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. C. Mutz.
W. A. Ileil and wife came in this
morning from their home near
Myr.ard to spend a few hour's look
ing after a few matters, of business,
;ird departed on the early Burlington
train for Omaha to spend the day.
David Sampson of Portland, Ore.,
who has been here visiting with his
relatives and friends for the past few
days, desalted this morning for Jaek
fon. Neb., where he has 'extensive
land interests, and will visit there for
a few days before returning home.
Mrs. F. M. Phci-us and son, who
have been visiting here for a short
time, departed yesterday afternoon
for their home at HeM-ibal, Mo., and
were accompanied by 3Iarvin Alien,
Jr., who will spend the summer there.
Andrew and Fred Stohlman an 1
Andrew Schoernan of the vicinity of
Louisville were attending to some im
portant business matters in this city
today. They were pleasant callers at
this office and while here 31 r. Andrew
Scnoeman had his subscription ex
tended fur another year.
Will T. Adams and sen, Elmer, de
parted this morning on the early
Burlington train for St. Paul, Neb.,
where they will visit at the home cf
yitv.i Adams, on a farm near that
ims eypecti to spend
the greater part cf the summer
the farm in Howard county.
From Saturday's Dally.
Henry Horn cf near Cedar Creek
was here today for a few hours, looh-
inc-; after some trading with the mer
chants. .Mayor 1. II. uoruer ct Weeping
Water was here for a few hours -today,
looking after some matters of
business in the city.
P. A. Meisinger and wife drove in
this morning frcjn their heme west
of th? city to pper.d a few hours with
relatives and friends.
Carl P.oes-ler departed this after
noon for Louisville, where he will
visit over Sundav at the Pankonin
home near that place.
Albert Nejcdley of near Creightrn,
Neb., is here eniovinir a visit at the
home of his uncle, William Holly, and
family and other friends.
Miss Florence Cunningham of Bea
ver City, Neb., who lias been attend
ing the state normal at Peu, is here
enjoying a visit with her friend, JMrs.
C. A. Rosencrans.
I. A. Horn of near Cedar Creek
was a passenger this morning fcr
Omaha, where he will spend a few
hours looking after some business
matters in that city.
Ed P. Befts, the gonial assessor cf
Tipton precinct, was here today, turn
ing in his books to the county asses
sors having completed the work of
listing the property in his precinct.
Miss Ola Kaffenberger, who has
been attending college at Cedar Falls,
la., came in this morning to spend
her vacation with her parents, 3Ir.
and 31 rs. George A. Kaffenberger.
Mis ? Louise Lohncs came in this
morning from her home, some twelve
miles west of tiie city, and departed
on the early Burlington train for
Omaha, where she will take treat
ment for a short time. v
Frank Hall and wife of Newton'
Falls, O., who have been visiting their
uncle, J. S. Hall, 2nd family for sev
eral days, departed this morning fur
Hcrman, Neb. for' a short visit, and
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of several weeks.
A. E. 0;;ss departed last
cverdr.pr for Mcnticell
111., where she
daughter, Miss Hehn Gz-, and will
then go to Evansville, Ind., where she
will enjoy a visit with 31 rs. W. L.
Pickett for a few months.
Mi.-. 5 Hazel Hunnecutt, who has
bee : teaching in a college located at
Centrrd City, Neb., for the past win
ter months, arrived in this city last
evening for a :hort visit at the 31. S.'
Iliiggs home. She departed this aft
ernoon for her,homs at Indianola, la..
v.T.cre sne v:ii spend ner summer
vacation with her parents.
JelF Sulbnrg came in this after
noon from his farm home and depart
ed on the Burlington for Omaha,
where he will visit his wife at the
Presbyterian hospital, who is doing
John Wiin.k 1 Huh, democratic candi
date for sherilT, came up last evening
from his home at Nchavka and visit
ed here for a greater t.rt of the day
with his friends. 31 r. Vrunderlieh,
who is one of the best citizens of
the county, is making a mighty tine
impression among all those with
whom he comes in contact.
Adam Stochr motored in from his
nome near Liii:om Saturday to ioc-k
after a few matters of business with
E. G. 3Icisinger and wife were
among tho3 spending Saturday in
this city, where they
ittrnded to the
Rudolph Bergmann of 3Ianley was
here, yesterday afternoon, attending
the baseball game and calling on his
friends for a few hours.
Frank Vailery and wife motored up
Saturday from their home near 3Iur
ray to look after a few matters of
t-hepping for a few hours.
C. L. Creamer, wife and family,
from south of the city, were here
Saturday looking after the week-end
shopping and visiting with friends.
Nuw is the time to plan a vacation
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change of environment as will drive out every thought of work, and free your
svsleni from the torpor of monotony. Glacier Park will give you such diep.
high and wide pictures of nature's magnificence as to calm your mind, worn
with petty worries.
Glacier is the indescribable climax
voa nenl-trate into localities of bidden
forests: you reach mysterious sources
melting glaciers. You zig-zag over mountain passes along Government trails
that yield to the beholder such glorious perspectives of weird topography iu
countless hues that vvoiu painting or
futile. - ' ,
This is, too, a delightful vacation
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nie send you Giucier'Park publications;
to renew joim energies in that land.
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Earl Ossenkcp and 31. L. William;
of Louisville were among the visitor;
in the city Saturday, where they V;ti
called on a few matters of irr.jK-rt
l red Peil and son and family ot
rear Kenosha were in the city Sajur"
day for a few hours, looking al ej
some matters of business with
Walter Schneider was among
residents of the vicinity of Ce fai
ming 6ver yesterday to t.i&i
astball game, as well as I to
in the baseball
visit with friends.
Henry Heebner, the manager of
elevator a cedar Lreei:, was here I r
a shoit time this morning, en r 1. 1
home from 3Iurrr.v, where he !.
visiting over Sunday.
Dave West of the Nchawka b.j
arid Charles S. Stone, the genial E
wood banker, were here for a
hours today, en route to the met',
clis, where they were called on tc
3Irs. Louie Rheinackle and li: :
daughter came up this afternoon fi
their heme near 3Iurray and depar.
on the afternoon Burlington train :
Omaha, to visit in that city with rt!
tives and friends.
A. H. Bainette of Lynn Grove, Ial
came in Saturday evening to spend a.
few days here visiting with friends, V
and while here was a guest at the
J. E. Tuey home.
Dave 3Iurray motored up this
morning from his home near Union J
to spend a short time here looking
after some matters at the court
house and was accompanied by George
Stites, the Union liveryman.
Dr. B. F. Brendel of 3Iurray came
in this afternoon from Omaha, where
he was called to look after E. A.
Hunt of near Union, whom he accom
panied to the hospital in that city.
Senator John 3Iattes and Sis?ter,Mis.
Catherine. Mattes and Mr. and 3Irs.
George Oetgen, of Nebraska City,
were here for a few hours todav vis
iting friends, while enroute from their
home to Omaha.
Park This Sum-
tour. You will want such a complete
of the granueurof the liockits. Hero
mountain lakes and into the4deptb of
of Cascades and torrents tumbling fiom
any kind of a painting seems cheap ana
land. Here are resources for every
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naiure is me jjawoniie j ai. lei
they will make to you a strong appeal
W. CfcEMENT, Aent
L. W. Wak itf.KV, General l'asongcr Agent,
lCt)4 Farnam St eet, Omaha, Neb.
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