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Che plattsmoutb journal
PUDI.ISI1KD SEMI-WKEKLY AT n.ATTSIOLTII, NKBUASKA.
Entered at PostoCce at Flattsmouth, Neb., as second-class mail ma"tter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
SUBSCRIPTION PKICEl fl.30
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
l- Your own property is con-J-
cerned when your neighbor's -l-
house is on fire. Horace. "
Talk about it!
Eoom it in every way!
Still coMer, and may snow.
Our "home coming'' festivities.
Make it a success in every way.
Next Wednesday is Flag day
Have your flag ready to unfurl to
Vice gets all of the free advertising.
Virtue is its own reward.
Teddy says hard hitters arc mighty
poor quitters. We wonder!
Iowa has just defeated the question
of woman's suffrage in that state.
The judicious use of "soft soap''
has often prevented war between na
Congress still seems more partial
to the pork barrel than to the gun
Scandal may travel 1,000 yards a
second, but some folk appear able to
keep up with it.
Flowers that bloom in the spring
are not worrying about the shortage
of German dyes.
Whatever it is that air crafts are
expected to accomplish, they are still
trying to accomplish.
The acme of self-satisfied compla
cence is centered in the attitude of a
girl about to be married. '
There will be no trouble ,to nomi
nate a candidate at St. Louis next
week he's already named.
The G. O. P. at Chicago appears
to be handicapped by too many lead
ers and not enough leadership.
The average man and woman are
compelled to grin and bear it. That's
why they are as cross as a bear.
The explorer who found that there
is plenty of room at the top must
have viewed something upside down.
The changeable weather is causing
much sickness. One day it is pleas
ant, and the next day an overcoat
becomes a necessity.
The reason the sun doesn't come
tut much so far this month, we be
lieve, is because it is too bashful to
xro against the summer styles.
'. . '
We don't have any use for a man
who will insist on living in a town
that he will run down. Of course,
really, he himself is not a desirable
citizen, but maybe other towns have
no use for such cattle either.
Those Masons who visited l'latts
mouth Tuesday afternoon who had
never before visited our city said' it
was a great deal better, "prettier ant
larger town than thty expected to sec
and were delighted with the appear
ance of things.
j People are not only complaining. oT
the high cost of living, but they have
'to stand for shortage in weight also
The city authorities are taking up th
(matter of short, weights , in many
place? and prosecuting tho merchants
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'who indulge in the snort weigm dusi
THE SMALL TOWN BOY
Not long ago a writer in a western
exchange bewailed the passing of the
true boy, the boy of natural impulses
with a streak of the old Adam, and
a fine contempt for the minor ordi
nances. He was the boy who plotted
and executed mischief of the boyish
type, who made himself a nuisance,
perhaps, to the community in which
he ran wild, yet never mixed mean
ness with mischief. In short, he was
the old-fashioned boy, the embodi
ment of life and spirit and impish
ness. In his place, as the writer
points out, we have the hulking street
corner boy, who travels in gangs and
becomes the banc of police-guardians.
No doubt the author of this disserta
tion had in mind the boy of the rural
community, not the city boy, but the
small town boy. That type of boy
isn't found in the cities. They are
too hampering for his soaring soul,
lie needs room, he requires a toler
ant community, he wants a' congenial
atmosphere. It may be imagined that
the author of the lamenting screed,
having looked out through his urban
window and noted no boy of the old
fashioned type, believes he and his
joyous tribe have passed. The small
town boy still exists, however. Every !
little while his boyish pranks provide
material for the country correspond
ents. He plays the same old tricks;
le exhibits the same old brand of j
boyish exuberance. The other day he
lipped into a Delaware church where
evival services were held and left a
half frozen hornets nest beside the
stove. When the hornets tnawed out;
they organized an exploring expedi
tion and the congregation promptly
tried to leave the edifice in a body.
There's no use worrying over the de
cline of the small town boy. lie
.The gypsies have got to traveling
around in automobiles. At this rate
it won't be long till hoboes are doing
The fact is, so many republicans
are so well satisfied with President
Wilson's administration that they
don't care who is nominated at Chi
While a Presbyterian meeting was
in progress near Coldwater, Kas., re
cently, a tornado struck the 'church.
The congregation knelt in prayer
while the storm raged, and the church
members believe they were saved by
prayer. How would you like to be a
scientist and be assigned to the task
of proving to those people that there
is no power in prayer?
In the case of the young man
Waite of New York, who was killing
an entire family for the purpose of
getting an estate with which to enjoy
himself in company with an affinity,
a jury promptly set aside the pretense
of insanity and adjudged him guilty
of murder after a few minutes delib
eration, which goes to show that the
jury system is not as big a farce as
some people would contend.
Who's the greatest woman in all
histqry, past and present? That is
the question school teachers of a
neighbor state recently debated. They
spoke of Joan of Arc, Queen Eliza
beth, Cleopatra, Grace Darling, Flor
ence Nightingale, Jane Addams,
Susan I). Anthony s. and scores of
others. And to whom do you suppose
they awarded the palm? To the wife
of the farmer of moderate means
who does her own cooking, sewing
washing.'.ironing, brings up a family
of boys and girls to be useful mem
bcrs of society and who also find,
time for intellectual : improvement
There ;arc .millions of such women in
America, and . no one better than the
rural school teacher knows how great
and useful they are.
PEIt VEAR IX
Gardens are doing fine.
Glenwood will celebrate the Fourth
Getting a little warmer, which
helps the corn.
It is too much to call him the Elihu
Root of all evil.
Not many days till harvest, and "the
wheat looks well. .
Plattsmouth will do no celebrating
until "home coming" week.
Nobody knows how much campaign
money is spent with book-maker to
catch the band-wagon vote.
Politics up about the state capital
eern to be rather quiet for the head
quarters of both political parties of
A great naval battle is almost as
much trouble and worry as an elec
tion. You have to wait so long for
There is a man named Weeks run
ning for the republican nomination
for president, lie has proved a very
It would be interesting to he
writer to attend the .St. Louis con
vention, i" we were some years
younger. In so doing we would meet
many friends, those with whom we
have stood side by side in years gone
by, and fought for democratic prin
ciples. We have attended at least a
dozen national and state conventions
in St. Louis, beginning with the na
tional convention that nominated
Samuel G. Tilden in 1870. But we
are becoming too aged to enjoy the
meeting of old democratic friends on
such occasions. Grand old St. Louis,
the most hospital city extant!
THE BRANDEIS CASE
The senate judiciary committee has
recommended confirmation of the ap
pointment of Louis D. Brandeis to be
a member of the supreme court.
The recommendation, it is interest
ing to note, is by a strict party vote.
Every democratic member of the
judiciary committee voted lor con
firmation. Every 1 republican voted against it.
Newspaper reports, based on care
ful canvasses of the senate, agree
that the vote of the senate will follow
closely the same lines. Democratic
senators, with very few exceptions,
are expected to vote to confirm the
appointment. Republican senators,
with very few exceptions, are expect
ed to vote against it.
Columns, yes whole volumes, could
be written to explain the fundamental
Jifference between the republican and
democratic parties, and fail to make
it as plain as does this line-up in the
The democratic party is such that
its leaders and official representatives
naturally incline to a man like Bran
deis for membership on the supreme
bench. The republican party is such
that its leaders and official represent
atives naturally oppose such a man
for such a place.
The democratic party is naturally
the champion of human rights. The
republican party is as naturally the
champion 'of property rights and
Every trust .in the United States,
every great corporation, all . the
henchmen and pensioners and depend
ents of the great corporations, oppose
the Brandeis appointment. Therefore
the republican party opposes it. The
common people, who honestly earn
an honest living, who ask' no special
favors and demand that they be pro
tected against special favors con
ferred upon others, long have prayed
for a man of the Brandeis type of
mind upon the supreme bench. Their
prayers remained unanswered until a
great democrat was elected president,
and a democratic senate was elected
to hold up his hands.
'It will pay the voter who may be
undecided as to how his ballot shall
be marked next November to give
serious thought to the meaning of the
party divison, and the long and bitter
partisan fight over the Brandeis ap
PROTEST PROVES THE NEED
The Omaha daily newspaper that
objected to any patriotic parade in
Omaha reiterates its protest and sug
gests that the proposed parade for
"Flag day" be abandoned altogether.
This is the first time a newspaper
has objected to a patriotic demonstra
tion in its town. Universally news
papers have encouraged parades and
similar enterprises. Such things draw
visitors to the city and even from the
business standpoint have been regard
ed as being desirable. The very fact
that there is now manifested so much
un-American spirit by men who would
drag our country into the mire of
European politics makes patriotic
demonstration particularly desirable
in every section of our country. The
very fact that a newspaper protests
against such a demonstration proves
the need for a manifestation of the
This protesting newspaper has not
hesitated to admit to its columns let
ters written by men who give their
first allegiance to foreign govern
ments, letters which breathe the same
un-American spirit against which Mr.
Lincoln and his associates contended
during our civil war. It is strange
that it is willing to give publicity to
un-American doctrine, yet is so
strongly opposed to the manifestation
of the American spirit in the form
of a parade.
Old-fashioned Americans native
and foreign-born alike will not fail
to see that the protesting newspa
per is catering to what it believes to
be an overwhelming sentiment in
Nebraska for peace at any price. Or
it may be bending the pregnant
hinges of the knee in the hope of
winning the favor of the coterie of
German politicians who, while object
ing to preparedness for America, lose
no opportunity to point with pride to.
the preparedness of Germany. While
these German politicians object to
patriotic demonstrations by Amer
icans, they are holding daily sessions
in demonstration of their devotion to
the fortunes of the foreign govern
ment to which they give their alleg- j
A patriotic demonstration is needed
in Omaha as much as in any other
city of the land. Newspaper editors
who imagine that the pacifist and the
German politician fairly represent
the public sentiment in Nebraska will
yet discover their mistake. Omaha
Never in the history of Plattsmouth
were strawberries so plentiful, large
and fine. It is the same with other
N "Anything to beat Wilson" is not
going to defeat Wilson. No good
reason can be given why he should
A great many people share Win
ston Churchill's wonder at why Great
Britain raised an army and what it
has done with it.
Chauncey DePew says that the re
publican convention at Chicago is the
coldest outside and in that he has
ever known. Chauncey has attended
a good many conventions, and ought
to be capable of judging.
It may be taken for granted that
all the republican leaders arc chiefly
interested in is electing a president
and capturing the United States sen
ate in November. Gosh! but wouldn't
the grafters fly high in that event?
The General Federation of Wo
men's clubs has become so big that
there is no city on the western hemi
sphere that can hold it. The New
York convention has been a near
failure by reason of lack of hotel and
hall accommodations, hundreds of
delegates having gone home long be
fore the conclusion. It will probably
be necessary to reduce the delegations
to tabloid yze. National political
conventions arc bigger, but men put
up with more when they think they
are saving the country or lining up
the pbstofilce. Thy are willing to
sleep three in a bed stand up all
through the convention "sessions and
stand up some more until the scrub
woman takes possession of the hotel
NEBRASKA CROP CON
DITIONS IDEAL, FED
ERAL REPORT STATES
Nebraska wheat, oats, alfalfa and
potato crops made good progress dur
ing the past week, according to the
crop report issued by the United
States department of agriculture, but
corn is small and has grown slowly.
The tardiness in Che corn is due to a
temperature 2 degrees below normal
and less sunshine than usual, so that
much replanting has been done. The
alfalfa harvest is in progress over the
state, with an excellent crop gener
ally. The federal reports show a decrease
in crop damage by the Hessian fly in
Kansas, and a general improvement
of crops in the corn and wheat re
gion for the week. The germination
of spring wheat has been retarded by
low temperatui-e, but generally the
plants are growing well. Corn plant
ing is nearly completed and cultiva
tion is under way. Harvesting of
winter wheat has already begun in
Oklahoma and North Carolina.
Oats are making rapid growth in
the upper Mississippi valley and Lake
legion, but are in poor condition in
Oklahoma and are greatly damaged
by greenbugs in Kansas. The weather
was mostly favorable for rye, mea
dows, pastures, fruit, potatoes, truck
crops and tobacco.
AND MISS ANNA
This morning at D o'clock at the
Holy Rosary church occurred the
marriage of Mr. Joseph Libershal and
Miss Anna Vitersnek, two of the
popular and highly esteemed young
people of this community. The church
was well filled with relatives and
friends of the contracting parties and
the beautiful and impressive nuptial
mass celebrated by Rev. Father John
Vlcek, rector of the church. Pre
ceding the ceremony the wedding
march was played softly by Mrs. Vin
cent Slatinsky as the young people
advanced to the altar, where they
were? united in the bonds of holy wed
lock. Following the wedding cere
mony at the church the bridal party
and the relatives ' were entertained
the home of the parents of the bride,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vitersnek, north
west of the city, where a sumptious
wedding dinner was served that was
greatly enjoyed, and the newlywed
received the heartiest congratulations
of their families. The bride and
groom were attended by Mr. Mike
Vitersnek as best man and Miss Anna
Jirousek as bridesmaid.
The young people departed this
afternoon for Everett, Wash., where
they will enjoy their honeymoon for
the next two weeks, and on their re
turn will be at home to their friends
at their cozy home in the south part
of the city that the groom has await
ing the coming of his helpmate.
Both of the contracting parties are
well known throughout the city and
universally respected and esteemed
by those who know them best, and
their friends will join in wishing them
a long and happy married life and
one free from care and sorrow, as
both Mr. and Mrs. Libershal deserve
the best that is possible in the way
GARFIELD PARK PRESENTS
A FiNE APPEARANCE
Garfield park, the pretty little tract
of land which the city owns at the
top of the South Fifth street hill, is
presenting a fine appearance and the
condition of the lawn is the best it
has been for years with the care and
attention that C. C. Despain, the care
taker, has devoted to it. This little
park is one that is used a great deal
by the residents of that section of the
city and is one in which the citizens
take a great pride. With its fine
grass plots and inviting seats it is an
ideal place to pass a few hours very
pleasantly and from it one may get
a good view all over the city. The
citv will soon have another of these
small parks on the north side of the
city, which will be found as popular
as Garfield park, and in the course
of time it is hoped to add the third
park for the wcrt side and furnish
recreation places for the grown-up
Everything in the bee-keepers' line.
New stuff at factory prices. You
save the freight. Honey boxes a
specialty. Strawberries at the yery
lowest price and delivered.
J. 31. YOUNG
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It Is Unlikely He Will Keconsider
Conditional liefusal to Head
Oyster Bay, N. Y., June 11. Theo
dore Roosevelt reiterated tonight that
he is "out of politics."
" "I want to tell you newspaper
men," he said, "that it's of no use for
you to come up here to see me. I will
have nothing to say. I will answer
no questions, so please don't ask me
to. I am out of politics."
If the former president has any
plans for the immediate future other
than to continue his literary work,
he has not made them public. His
secretary, John W. McGrath, is ex
pected to arrive here tomorrow from
Chicago with a detailed, report of the
happenings at both the republican and
Colonel Roosevelt attended church
service in this village this afternoon
with Mrs. Roosevelt, but remained in
seclusion at Sagamore Hill the rest
of the day. The telegraph wires last
night and today brought in a flood of
messages to Colonel Roosevelt. It
was announced that most of them
approved of his action in declining to
become a candidate upon the pro
While Colonel Roosevelt would not
discuss the question today, his inti
mates considered it altogether un
likely that he would reconsider his
conditional refusal to head a third
ticket. He has not yet made i clear
whether or not he will support the
candidacy of Mr. Hughes.
Peter Meisinger and wife of near
Cedar Creek were in the city today
for a few hours, looking after some
trading -with the merchants.
1 9 2 g NATIONAL
j want to tell you about the wonderful scenic mountain tour you can make
on the $31.50 rail excursion ticket to Yellowstone Park. You can go to Cody,
the East and Scenic automobile entrance. You can return from Gardiner,
north entrance. $oo.20 additional covers the cost of a two and one-fourth day
tour ot Yellowstone; this includes the ninety-mile scenic automobile ride from
Cody over the Government road through Sylvan Pass, one of the world's most
magnificent view-points, to the Lake Hotel including hotels at the Lake ard
the Canyon, and Park transportation to Gardiner. Or, you can buy a complete
through ticket embracing' the rail fare, the Cody scenic auto journey, Park
transportation and' hotels for sojourns of from three to seven days at a toft 1
cost of from $65.00 to $95.00.
.Here's something morel You can make this mighty mountain tour from
Eastern Nebraska via Denver and enjoy Scenic Colorado Estes Park and Colo
For Infants and Children.
Mothers Know That
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HUGHES MUST DE
NOUNCE THE GERMAN
Oyster Ray, N. Y., June 11. If
Hugfies will denounce the German
American alliance by name, Roosevelt
Mill ficce"pt him and take the stump
with the republicans in an effort to
accomplish his greatest desire the
defeat of Wilson.
This statement was made confiden
tially, although Colonel Roosevelt
would not issue a formal statement
Colonel Roosevelt considers the
Hughes message of acceptance a weak
RETURNS FROM ILLINOIS
Jesse McVey, who has fcreen spend
ing the past several months in. Wind
sor, 111., with relatives and friends,
returned yesterday afternoon to old
Nebraska for a visit here with his
old friends and neighbprs. He ar
rived at Murray on Saturday and
spent a short time there, coming on
to Plattsmouth last evening, and will
be gladly welcomed back by the large
number of old friends. He is looking
fine and reports a most pleasant time
back in Illinois.
A social dance at Murray, Neb., on
Saturday, June 17, at Puis & Ganse
mer hall. Music by Holly's orchestra.
A good time and good order.
You are invited to attend the "Tom
Thumb Wedding," which will be held
at the Presbyterian church tomorrow
(Tuesday) evening, Jine 13, at 8
o'clock. Admission, 35 and 20 cents.
L. G. LARSON
General Carpenter and Builder.
Phone 511.x P. O. Box 318.
All Kinds of Contracting.
THE CCNTAUX COMPANY. NCMf VOHK CITT.
The Yellowstone Park
rado springs. Let the undersigned tell you the "Tour-ing-thc-Vcst"possibilitesof
the Burlington and what
the Park tour via the Cody-Scenic auto gateway is
going to Tnean to you.
R. W. CLEMENT, Ticket Agent
L. W. WAKELEY, General Passenger Agent,
. 1004 Farnum Street, OMAHA, Neb.
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