The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 26, 1916, Page PAGE 4, Image 4

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MONDAY, JUNE 26, 1916.
Cbe plattsmouth 'Journal
Entered at Poatofflce at Plattsmouth, lieb., as second-class mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
What government is the
best? That which teaches us to
govern ourselves. Goethe.
It looks more like war every day.
Corn is looking well, considerately.
A chicken-hearted
crows in his sleep.
man always
The supply of common sense sel
dom exceeds the demand.
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Worry sends more business men to
the undertaker than overwork.
The United States befriended Car
ranza, and in return they get tfouble.
- Hold ' your firecrackers till the
Fourth of July, or you may get your
self in trouble.
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Wood row Wilson has been the na.-.
tion's leader in the most trying three
years of its history. :
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Earbecues, like some ladies' hats,
are out of fashion. They might have
been in style fifty years ago.
No town or city has yet been dis
covered that is wholly satisfied with
the returns of the census taker.
The next legislature should change
the primaries to a later date. It is
entirely too long between drinks.
And then the militia may have
something to do besides "watchful
waiting" before they leave the border.
There is no telephone girl with a
sweet enough voice to cheer a busy
man by telling him the "line is busy."
The report that Estabrook with
drew from the presidential race is
misleading. The race withdrew from
Only seven more days of June. The
young people will have to hurry up
if they desire to get in on the June
The reason Teddy didn't accept the
nomination is because "Billy" Barnes
declared the moose convention uncon
The mechanism of dolls which say
"mamma" and "papa" is superior to
that of babies who make "da-da" do
for both parents.
Some farmers declare the continued
cool weather and rains arc retarding
the growth of corn, but that oats and
wheat are doing well.
The reason why so many people in
a small town gossip so much more
than in a large town is because they
know each other better.
No wonder a woman "who has to
keep her hat and hair both on straight
is disposed to pick at the counterpane
and wish they had been born a man
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The general opinion is that while
an unexpected cherry seed is hard on
weak teeth, a lump of coal is grittier
lasts longer and produces twice as
much goose-flesh.
How great "has been the restraint
upon the embattled nations, because
of their knowledge of the force be
hind the American president, prob
ably never can be accurately esti
mated. It is certain, however, that
had it not been for the moral leader
ship of Woodrow Wilson, there would
have been no restraint" upon the bel
Now we will see how some certain
of our fellow citizens perform when
they get their dearest wish.
For months New England, New
York, Delaware and Pennsylvania, to-
gether with parts of other states,
have been fairly shrieking for "pre
paredness." For months our ears
have been assailed with hoarse cries
about our "national honor" being in
For months in many a private office
of bank, factory and store, middle
aged and elderly citizens have wrath
fully declared that "Wilson, if he has
any nerve, will straighten those Mex
ican fellows out."
For months editorials have been
written, sermons preached and the
orderly routine of life interrupted as
a result of the campaign to bring
about a little war with Mexico at
once, while we "prepare" to get into
(or keep out of) a big war with some
body else at some later date.
The war talk has come largely
from four sources the politicians,
the munition makers, the Americans
who have plundered Mexico and a
arge number of people who have
been misled by the hubbub and out
cry raised by the other three classes.
The politicians sought to use the
war and the Mexican situation to dis-
redit President WTilson. (T. R., for
example, yelled so loudly that he
pulled the ligaments of his ribs
The munition makers sought a
market for armor plate, powder,
canned beef, et cetera.
The Americans who have "large
interests" in Mexico demanded that
they be protected in their looting of
weaker nation by the big nation
which has not been good enough for
them to invest their money in. In
this class is Hearst, the newspaper
The "chorus" have been young men
and older men who just "want us to
c" Mexico on general principles.
This sweet thought has skillfully been
put into the heads of such by the paid
newspaper and by other propaganda
of the other three classes.
Very well. All these gentlemen get
their wish.
Instead of a training camp near
Indianapolis or elsewhere, the verbal
swashbucklers can enlist and take
some training on the Mexican border.
Will they?
Instead of marking up prices, the
munition makers can offer them to
the government" at cost. Will they?
Instead of asking your son, Mrs.
Reader, to fight for Mexican mines
and ranches, Mr. Hearst will volun
tccr to lead a legion of foreign in
vestors. Will he?
Come on, gentlemen of the Army
and Navy league, and of the National
Security league, and of the National
Defense league, here is your chance
to demonstrate.
Go to the armory and enlist.
Send your sons.
Tell your employes that if they go
you will see that their wives and chil
dren do not suffer.
Come on now you patriots whose
souls have thirsted for war come,
you have your chance perform.
Perform, or let us hear no more of
you. Omaha Daily News.
If the Japanese are mixing into the
Mexican business those ingenious pco
pie ought to remember that it
sometimes easier to throw the fat in
the fire than to rake it out again
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ine United btates will have no
trouble in getting plenty of soldiers
ttrf m m
wnen young Americans are once
aroused they are ready to do battle
with all their might and main. They
are enlisting much faster in all parts
of the country than they can be
sworn in.
An education isn't much help to a
man who has no sense.
Women succeed in fooling the men,
but they can't fool each other.
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Don't depend on luck for anything.
f,It comes, all right, but don't bank
on it.
A man can shave himself in two
minutes, but he is foolish if he claims
he does the job as well as the barber
who takes ten minutes for the same
Under the leadership of President
Wilson the United States has given
evidence of reserve power which has
made all European nations, after each
new move, await the verdict of
Enlisted men in the state militia
have no right to resign or refuse, to
accompany their commands when or
dered out. And while it has been
done in the regular army in the past,
no officer can now resign without per
mission of the president-
As each night falls and no Villa
et, the pacifist becomes more firm
in his conviction that our land force
s adequate to meet any emergency.
They now believe that some hireling
of Carranza enlisted in Villa's band
on purpose to assassinate the daring
Mrs. Helen Callatin Welsh of
hiladelphia thinks she ought to have
more than $15,000 a year to dress
herself. We think so, too, judging
from the scantiness of the gown she
had on when her last picture was
taken. The poor thing must have
suffered awfully last winter.
It is said that Clarence E. Harmon,
state food and oil inspector, is using
his entire force of assistants to cir
culate petition's for the submission of
a constitutional amendment, which, if
it carries, will retain Harmon in office
for the nexf six years. If this report
s true, he should be removed from
his position without ceremony. A
man with such audacity should not
hold any public office.
Plattsmouth, it would appear, has
no room for the "colored gentleman."
At least, as soon as one lands here
he gets orders from the police to
move on." And he generally moves.
There is not a negro in town, and our
people don't seem to want any. We
don't believe there is another city in
the United States as large as Platts
mouth without a negro resident, and
we claim 6,000 population..
The latest victory for improved
methods of taxation is in one of the
important cities of the world. Syd
ney, New South Wales, with a popu-
ation of 700,000, hereafter will raise
almost its entire revenue from a tax
on land values, exclusive of improve
ments. There is no personal property
tax. The principle of encouraging
improvements by exempting them
from taxation is making progress all
over the world. It is a just principle
and it gives excellent results wherever
it is tried.
The Keatinir child labor bill has
passed the house, been reported fa
vorably to the senate by the inter
state commerce committee, and placed
on the democratic program. This
progress, however, does not insure its
passage. The cotton mill interests of
the south are working to delay con
sideration of the measure. , They
know that if they can put the matter
off for a time the cries of the children
are likely to be drowned in the noise
of the presidential campaign at home
and the echoes of the big guns from
across the sea. Every society which
has been trying to lessen the evil of
child labor should urge the immediate
consideration and passage of the
Keating bill. It will not do to let
this humanitarian reform perish from
neglect. Federal action is needed, not
only to afford the child protection
which tardy communities fail to give.
but to 4ceep the industries of states
which have good child labor laws
from suffering the unfair competition
of mills which make profits from the
flesh of babies. Pass the Keating
The independent newspaper is the
newspaper of today and tomorrow.
The partisan newspaper was the
newspaper of a quarter of a century
ago. Once upon a time when a politi
cal clique wished to extoll the virtues
of its candidate it bought- a hand
propelled press, a pocketfull of shoe
peg type and 'founded a newspaper.
It generally lasted but a short, time.
Newspapers are run different now
adays, and the readers have different
ideas of newspaper reading than they
used to. Men no longer read the
newspapers to get their political opin
ions. They read newspapers to get
the news of the world, and they want
it told to them fairly, honestly and
without partisan bias. They want to
brm their own political conclusions,
n this connection a recent address
by J. W. Kayser of the Chickasha,
Okla., Star is the most pertinent and
sound reasoning we have ever heard.
Mr. Kayser says: "The partisan
newspaper is no longer the leading
paper in the larger cities, . where
newspaper making nas reacnea us
greatest perfection. A quarter of a
century ago there was not a great
city daily but wore a political label
somewhere in its columns. Today
there isn't a great daily of the first
rank that takes its politics straight.
A newspaper is a business enterprise.
It must serve democrats, republicans,
socialists and bull moosers if it
would achieve its great success.
There isn't any more excuse, to my
mind, for a republican newspaper
than there is for a republican -h-y
goods store or a democratic flour mill
or a socialist butcher shop. Do not
undesrtand that I think the editor of
a newspaper should be a denatured
political animal. The editor of every
newspaper should be a partisan and
a member of a political organization,
but he has no more right to serve his J
readers with only one brand of poli
tics than a keeper of a butcher shop
has to advertise that he is the only
purveyor of socialists' beefsteak in
town. The day of the newspaper that
waxed fat because it gave undivided
allegiance to any particular political
party has passed or is rapidly pass
ing. No political party is always
right, nor' can all its candidates al
ways be the right kind. No news
paper that wears a political collar
can ever hope to achieve complete and
lasting success. If it grows powerful
and rich by the support of a political
organization the next turn of the
political wheel of fortune is likely to
leave it bankrupt, for the American
people are notoriously fickle in their
political allegiance. The fault of the
partisan newspaper is not in the fact
that its editorial columns give un
divided support to a political party,
but in the fact that often its news
matter is colored to suit the political
label that the paper bears. We are
all familiar with the newspaper that
the morning after election claims that
its candidate has wory when Jhe re
turns finally disclose the fact that he
was snowed under by about 50,000
votes. The newspaper that does such
a thing loses more prestige in a day
than it can regain in a year. It may
gain favor for a day with the political
manager who persuaded the editor to
run his dope, but it will finally lose
caste with him, for the party chair
man will soon class this editor as too
easy a mark to be worthy of consid
eration. The e'ditor of an independent
newspaper is a free moral agent. He
doesn't have to sneeze every time the
state chairman .has an attack of in
fluenza. The partisan newspaper is
supposed to give -space to the county
or state politics of its party. , The
editor of the partisan sheet is sup
posed to put the ticket at the head
of the editorial page even though a
half dozen of the candidates are three
years in arrears on the subscription
books. A republican dry goods mer
chant doesn't give two bolts of calico
to the good of the republican party.
He gives what cash he feels he can
give to the support ofthe party, and
he gets credit for the same. The edi
tor of the partisan newspaper gives
his columns, the. thing that is his
stock in trade, and gets no credit for
it. The editor of an independent
newspaper can belong to a political
party. He can give of his time and
money to the support of that party,
but he can exercise his God-giyen
right of scratching the ticket if a
candidate doesn't measure up to the
right standard. He can be as bitter
a partisan personally as he desires,
but he can adhere strictly to the safe
business rule of not mixing politics
with his business."
showers come very
So many, people say they know,
when they don't, but will argue just
the same.
A girl in, your arms is worth two
girls in your dreams, but is a lo
more expensive.
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Perhaps Carranza would be rea
sonable if the pacifists would remon
strate with him.
A country divided against itself
cannot stand. Will the pacifists
please take notice?
If a, man attends to his own busi
ness there are plenty of people who
will call him cold-blooded.
The increasing importance of the
peanut makes it bad form to refer to
it any longer as a "goober."
There may be no such thing as
monopolizing trouble, although some
make a strong effort in that direction.
Japan and Germany both are now
suspected of egging on Carranza.
Why slight England, France, Russia
and Austria?
Occasionally a man violates his
marriage vows, but it may be attested
that but blamed few women obey
their husbands.
So queer is the stock market that
there was a drop in shares of con
cerns that would immediately profit
from a Mexican war.
So4neone seems to have flattered
insect powder on our Fourth of July
celebration. But our "Home Coming '
celebration will be a hummer.
Many farmers in Cass county are
putting in electric light plants, run
ning wires from their houses to the
barns, which is very convenient all
Unless you are willing to be a
lonely hermit, living in an isolated
spot or some other remote place, you
can't expect to avoid association with
More than likely the Mormon re
ligion would grow faster if more men
were able to support two or three
women, which some of them try to
do, anyhow.
Now is 'the proper time for those
who insist that differences can always
be settled by "reasoning" and by ap
pealing to one's sense of honor, to
jump on a bicycle and go down and
try it on Carranza.
Various parties are figuring on get
ting the moose vote, about as follows t
Socialists, 10 per cent; prohibitionists,
20 percent; democrats, 30 per cent,
and republicans, 90 per cent, which
makes 150 per cent. The rest of the
moose, it is presumed, will stay at
home. -n
As has been inferred before, the
average woman is a' strange person.
The other day a certain woman told
her husband that she needed this and
she needed that, and he finally gave
her $50 to buy it all, but she took
the money and put it in the bank and
refuses to spend it for anything. On
the showdown the average woman is
considerably of a tightwar.
The following is going the rounds
of the country newspapers and there
is considerable room for thought in
its phraseology, too: "Taxes are
funny. The man who spends a lot of
money improving his premises by
buildings, etc., finds his taxes doubled.
The fellow who lets his property run
down until it is an eyesore finds that
his taxes grow less. Why not regard
the fellow who improves the town in
stead of penalizing him?"
Children Cry
The Kind You Itavft Always
in use for over RCi Years-
All Coiiiittvrftits. Imitations
Experiments that trifle with and endanger Iho health of
Infants and Children Experience against lxpcrimcuU
What is CASTOR 3 A
Castoria is a harmless snbstitnto for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. 16
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotia
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys V"onnn
and allays Feverishness. For more than thirty years it
lias been in constant use for the relief of Constipation,
Flatulency, "Wind Colic, all Teething Troubles y ami
Diarrhoea. It regulates tho Stomach and Dowels,
assimilates the Food, givinj? healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Ianacca Tho Mother's Friend.
Bears the
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind' You Have Always Bought
New York state has a penchant for
doing things once it is aroused. While
the whole country has been talking
about universal military service, com
pulsory training, federal volunteers,
etc., the empire state has gone ahead
and quietly put into force and effect
five laws baaring upon military serv
ice. New York begins at the bottom
by authorizing compulsory physical
training for all public and private
school pupils more than 8 years old.
All boys of the state between the ages
of 16 and 19 years, unless regularly
employed as a means of livelihood,
are compelled to take military train
ing. The course is given after school
hours. One bill authorizes the gov
ernor to enroll all male citizens be
tween the ages of 18 and 45 years.
He may .order a draft at any time
to fill the ranks of the National guard
or any other detachment of state
militia and amend the general mili
tary laws. The measure was actively
supported by the military and the
administrative heads of the New
York National guard, the state cham
ber of commerce and the head of the
public schools athletic league of New
York city.
Five destroyers will be in readiness
to sail within three days from Phila
delphia navy yard "for any service,"
a news dispatch says. Including serv
ice as dreadnoughts, presumably. '
Patriotism founded this govern
government. We had traitors .who
tried to destroy this grand and free
country, and that spirit still remains
in those whose interests are entirely
foreign. They are traitors.
Glacier National Park This Sum
mer Will Delight Thousands
Now is the time to plan a vacation tour. You will want such a complete
change of environment as will drive out every thought of work, and free your
system from the torpor of monotony. Glacier Park will give you such deep,
high and wide pictures of nature's magnificence as to calm your mind, worn.
with petty worries.
Glacier is the indescribable climax of the grandeur of the Ilockies. Here
you penetrate into localities of hidden mountain lakes and into the depth of
forests; you reach mysterious sources of cascades and torrents tumbling from
melting glaciers. You zig-zag over mountain passes aiong Government trails
that yield to the beholder such glorious perspectives of weird topography in
countless hues that word painting or any kind of a painting seems cheap and
This is, too. a delightful vacation land. "Here are resources for every
tourist. "Good management and good nature" is the Law of the Park. I e
me send you Glacier Park publications; they will make to you a strong appeal
to renew youa energies in that land.
for Fletcher's
Boaght, and which has heen
lias boninth sh'Twfnrn nf
ana iias uecn. mauo unucr ills per
sonal supervision since its Infancy.
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Some people, however, yet believe
that war can be prevented with
And then, my countrymen, there is
such a thing as a nation being too
proud to watchfully wait any longer.
Some people spell it "gasoline,"
while others spell it "gasolene," but
it's high enough, which ever way you
spell it.
It looks bad for the divorce busi
ness. Few man can afford to buy
"gasoline'' and pay alimony at the
same time.
The Allies seem to think so highly
of the dreeks that they can't bear to
see their friends fooling with such
dangerous weapons as firearms.
Perhaps the pacifists would like to
have the government follow the Chin
ese example in another respect and
built a high wall along the Mexican
There was no confusion when the"
British government set the clock an
hour ahead, according to the London
Telegraph. Maybe the censorship is
still in full force and the British pub
lic hasn't found it out yet.
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The withdrawal of our troops from
Mexico has been demanded by the
proud president of Mexico, and the
American Union Against Militarism,
if anybody knows what that is. The
president has answered Carranza's
demand in a manner that meets pub
lic approval, and the country would
now be glad to hear that Amos Pin
chot, Oswald Garrison, Villa and Dr.
Sidney Gulick had got a note.
R. W. CLEMENT, Afiont
L. W. Wakelev, General Passenger Agent,
1004 Farnam Street, Omaha, Neb.