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PLATTSMOUTn SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, AUUUST 17, HUG.
Cbc plattsmouth journal
PUBLISHED SGMNWECKLY AT PLATTSMOt'TH, NKBHASKA.
Entered at Postoffice at Plattsmouth, Neb., as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
SUBSCRIPTION PKICE TEU VEAU IX A1JVAXCM
SMMM.sJM-l.CALL TO "CHRISTIAN CITIZENS
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
I pack my troubles in as little
compass as I can fcr myself,
and never let them annoy oth- -crs.
Sou they. V
Only fifteen more days "Home
Advice is one of the free things dis
tributed laily to the needy.
Hughcs hasn't voted for eight years,
and i t ill claims he is an American.
It won't be long; until we can have
pancakes for breakfast. Yum! Yum!
Go ahead and worry frerly. Half
the things you worry about will never
Necessity, which is the mother of
invention, is always leyponsiblc for
many pniagraphs. '
Some pepl fcar a typewriter as
mtMrh as they do an automobile, es
pecially if said typewriter happens to
be a female. '
A Zeppelin aviator is reported
"bagged." Which merely goes to show
that the man ' higher up'' has the a 1
antage, as usual.
A yield of thirty-five bushels to the
acre, and from sixty to sixty-three
pounds to the bushel, is the way many
fields turned out in Cass county on
the wheat proposition.
Every time Hughes opens his mouth
n his speaking tour he makes a vote
for President Wilson. Keep it up,
Charley, and you can possibly make
Wilson's re-election unanimous.
Shoe manufacturers state that
women's boots will be shorter next
sen son. No mention is made by the
dressmakers, however, when "the
calves will be brought home."
The Brundete Carnival company
will be here during "Home Coming.-'
Don't worry about having a big time
if you come the first day and stay to
the close, Monday, September 4.
If you are a candidate and want
to be elected, place your announce
ment in The Journal. It won't cost
you any more now than it will three
it four weeks before the election.
In a Pennsylvania town a single
girl kissed nearly a thousand guards
men. What young lady in Platts
mouth would step forward and under
take a job of that kind? Don't all
speak at once, girls.
The democratic record in the man
j'grment of Nebraska has been fine
an I clean-cut they never dd sell the
credit of the state to corporations.
All you have to do to know the re
publican record- is to look backward
Frnm the looks of the army and
navy bill, as it finally passed the sen
ate, it will take some squeezing of
the bocketbooks of the country to pay
the bill. The appropriations total
?r,8.-,,3 13,017.27. If this editor had
that much money he would lay off a
week and go fishing.
A Plattsmouth man who has jus
returned from New York City, re
ports that the millionaires are spe
cializing in high-priced driving horses
because autos are becoming "too
darned common." It doesn't seem pos
sible that the horse can come bark
but many a newspaper man is no'
worried by having to choose btweer
The Nebraska conference of the
Epworth league, in session at Lincoln,
adopted resolutions summoning all
"Christian citizens" to vote for no
candidate fcr public office who is not
in favor of the prohibitory amend
ment and branding all those opposing
the amendment as in league with the
liquor interests and bound to submit
to their dictation.
Explaining the resolution the Rev.
A. A. Randall of I5roke:i Dow is
quoted by the Lincoln Journal as say
ing: "We considered this phrasing
carefully and came to the conclusion
that we wanted to have the word go
out to be people in our churches. In
your church and in my church there
are members and even members of
tiie church boards, who arc out with
their coats off working for Hitchcock
and Neville today, and we should
point out to them where such a course
places the cause of prohibition in Ne
braska." This is an exhibition ot the narrow
mindedness and bad judgment that ex
plains why the most dangerous ene
mies of prohibition are not the liquor
interests but the professional pro
hibitionists ajid politician-preachers.
Well-informed men are aware that
prohibition has no chance to carry in
Nebraska by the votes of the strict,
thorough-going prohibitionists. Its
chance of success is that it will poll
the votes of a large number of liberal-minded
citizens, many of them
drinking men, who might be persuaded
that state prohibition is a better meth- j
od than local option of dealing with
the admitted evils and abuses inherent
in liquor traffic. It is a common re-
port, coming from all sections of the J
state, that the reason prohibition looks
formidable at this time is that so
many men who drink themselves, and
who are not supporting candidates for
office merely because they are pro
hibitionists, nevertheless declare they
expect to give their support to the
Just such resolutions as those
adopted at Lincoln, supported by just
such intolerants as the Rev. A. A.
Randall, if persisted in, must infalibly
result in driving a large part of these
liberal-minded and independent voters
away from the cause.
It is not true that all public men
opposed to prohibition are therefore
in league with the liquor interests or
under their control." It is no true
that they "are pledged to the liquor
interests and will be compelled to
carry out their dictates" if elected.
It is not true that all these hosts of
Nebraska citizens who believe in local
self-government as the best method of
dealing with the liquor problem arc
opposed to "the purity of our homes
and the highest welfare of our state."
Such charges constitute a wicked slan
der. They are unworthy any man
consecrated to serve the serene Christ
whose ways were the ways of gentle
ness and love and understanding, and
who was the friend of publicans and
Liberal-minded men, independent
men, who mean to vote on the pro
hibition question on its merits, know
these charges are slanderous and un
true. The President of the United States
is himself opposed to prohibition.
When the question was brought be
fore him in his own state, he said:
"I am in favor of local option. I am
a thorough believer in local self-government
and believe that every self
governing community which consti
tutes a social unit should have the
right to control the mater of the regu
lation or the withholding of licenses.''
Thoman who would say that Wood
row Wilson, because he holds to this
position, is theiefore in league with
the liquor interests, is subject to their
orders, is opposed to the purity of the
American home, would simply be
branding himself as a fit subject for
the lunacy commission.
No good cause, in so intelligent and
and virtuous ,a state as is Nebraska,
need depend on slander and defama
tion to win. It might be said, even,
that no cause is so good it could hope
to win by such a method. The per
sistent resort to it by the leaders of
the prohibition fight and by those
politicians who are seeking suchTsel
fish ends, can result only in alienating
the respect and weakening the sup
port of all except the extremists and
one-idea intolerants, who of them
selves comprise only a very small per
centage of the voters necessary to
carry an election.
A means has been provided in Ne
braska for settling the liquor question
outside the realm of party politics.
Roth parties have pledged their can
didates for state office to respect the
mandate of the people ar.d do every
thing properly in thou- power to make
it effective. Other great issues, politi
cal issues, are also to be settled in this
coining election. They are issues of
great moment to the people and in
them the people are vitally interested.
Prohibitionists who are good citizens,
just the same as local optionists who
are good citiezens, will be content tc
let this question be decided on its mer
its. They will not insist on tacking
it to the coat-tails of candidates or
using it as a partisan weapon to con
fuse and mislead the voters on other
As to those who do so insist, wo
venture to say that they will find to
their surprise, on eieetoin day, that
the vast majority of the voters of
Nebraska will no more allow then
votes to be dictated by officious politician-preachers
and one-idea fanatics
than by selfish bi ewers and one-idea
saloonkeepers. It is outside and
apart from the leadership of both
these extremes and independent of
both parties that the people of Ne
braska will decide the liquor issue.
They will decide it for themselves,
and will do their own thinking. They
will be the guardians of their own
viiture and the custodians of their
own good citizenship. And as to the
candidates for civic offices they shall
support, they will no more allow the
preachers to decide that for them
then they would allow the lawyers or
the editors or the doctors, the bank
ers or the brewers, to decide. The
man who is worthy the name and title
of American citizen discharges that
high responsibility according to his
own judgment and conscience.
People are discovering what Hughes
hides in his whiskers. Its his little
Scientists have gathered statistics
to prove that a man with a wife and
two children cannot keep bodies and
souls together on less than $lf a
week, which ought to be a great com
fort to many men who manage to
keep up families of six children on $0
The annual edition of the Lincoln
Star is certainly a humdinger1, if al
lowed to use the expression. The
Star is a paper that not only the peo
ple of Lincoln, but of the entire state
of Nebraska should feci proud of.
Success, to the Shir, and long may it
continue to prosper.
J. P. Morgan had $174,150 worth of
, watches, $41,743 worth of wines and
liquors and worth of cigars
when he died, as shown by a recent
appraisal of his estate, which aggre
gated $78,140,021 in value. The item
of watches may explain why Mr. Mor
gan managed to keep ahead of the
It 13 a pleasure to pass the Rurlm.
ton shops the.ne days and notice Jiow
fresh and neat and clean everything
thereabouts appears. We remember
as wc passed out Lincoln avenue Sun
day evening what a contrast between
the appearance of the buildings,
sheds and fences today and that of
five or six years ago, and great credit
ceitainly i3 due Superintendent Baud
for the manner in which the. Burling
ton shops are kept.
I "Wc are coining Father Abraham,
Tv.enty thousand strong-,'
Great "Home Coming" at Platts
Beginnings Thursday, August ill,
with big auto parade.
Prepare for us for we sure will be
there to enjoy the time of our livea.
Only the people who have conf'ck-nce
in themselves mount the ladder of
fame to any great extent.
The biggest time ever, begins
Thursday, August Ul. Don't fail to
make your ariangements to be heic
the whole four days.
The lortl certainly does love Ne
braska, lie is supplying1 us with
plenty of moisture and the corn crop
is abuii t fully matured.
That story fr:ni Germany of the
Kaiser swinging a scythe in the har
vest fields would have been better if
he had been photographed as rid liv
en a mowing machine.
Trie City of Mexico, reports say, is
in a state of unrest. This unusual
condition probably is attributable to
the long and enervating peace that has
at last got on the nerves of the peo
ple down there.
President Wilson lias been critieisei
by Mr. Hughes as being weak. He
has shown himself strong1 enough to
hold off the European powers, which
is a stunt they were unable to exe
Willi the approaching of the presi
dential "election nearly 40.009 jobs ae
being1 thrust before the eyes of the
unsuspecting. A nice? pleasant j' b
with fair salary which offers nothing
for the future is the alluring tempta
Spcak'ng of hard luck, there's a
man down in Missouri who lias been
seeking the democratic nomination for
heri-r for thirty-six years and finally
landed it this year of all years I
And row, what if he is defeated at the
Den Lindsey, the retired juvenile
court judge of Denver, has tekgrapho I
President Wilson that he will iv
longer support the republican party,
and has also resigned his position as
a member of the executive committee
of the progressive party, which he
joined in 1912, after-the Chicago bolt.
He commends the president for aiding
in the passage of the child labor bill.
DON'T BEFOG THE ISSUE.
Certain republican newspapers in
Nebraska are seeking to persuad.2
their readers that the republican
partyis not committed to the abolish
ing of the State Railway commis
sions; that it is not committed to rob
bing state legislatures of the power
to make laws concerning railroads;
that it is not committed to freeing the
raili cads from all public control ex
cept at the hands of the feeleral gov
ernment. Either these newspapers are poorly
informed or they are deliberately at
tempting to deceive their readers.
This is the railroad plank cf the re
publican national platform:
"Interstate and intrastate transpor
tations have become so interwoven
that the attempt to apply two and
often several sets of laws- to its reg
ulation has produced conflicts of au
thority, embarrassment in operation
and inconvenience and expense to the
public. The entire transportation sys
tem of the country has become es
sentially national. We therefore favor
such action by legislation, or if neces
sary through an amendment to the
constitution of the United States, as
will result in placing it under exclu
sive federal control.
There can be no possible mistaking,
the meaning of this language. It is
plain and unambiguous. It is a pledge
to place "the entire transportation !
system of the country under exclusive
federal 'control." Exclusive means to
the exclusion of all other control. It
means the federal government rhall
have the sole power. And this means'
1 necessarily that state legislatures and
stat commissions shall have no
power. If this pledge had been al
ready in effect there could have been
no maximum rate law enacted by a
Nebraska legislature, no commodity
rate law, no 2-cent passenger law, no
terminal taxation law. There could be
no state commission to take up the
just grievances of local shippers and
require the railroads to adjust them.
There could be no relief of any kind,
for any Nebraska citizen or interest
injured by unfair rates or inadequate
service, except by going to the federal
commission at Washington.
This Is the plank of the republican
state platform indorsing the plank of
the national platform:
"While recognizing the soundness
of the expression of the republican
national platform on the subject of
irgu-aHon of transportation, we cal
attention to the fact that fedeial con
trol hi only contemplated therein aftci
such legislation or amendment to the
constitution of the United States is
enacted as may be necessary ioi
hioadcning the reope and increasing
the efficiency of the Interstate Com
merce commission. We are pioud of
the work accomplished by the Ne
braska State Railway commission un
der an amendment to our constitution
and law.s enacted by republican legis
latures. Wc endorse the sentiment of
our candidate for president uttered
while a member of the supreme court
oi mo unucM Mates, tr.ni in ute i.d-
senee of feeleral action the state;-, have
the right to exercise authority over
transportation within their borders so
long as they do not unnecessarily in
terferc with interstate commerce."
This is confusing probably pur
poscly so. But the meaning is not be
yond discovery. Here it is:
We are proud of the work done by
the Nebraska Railway commission.
But we arc in favor of denuding that
commission, and the state legislature,
of a'l regulatory power over railroads,
as soon as national laws and constitu
tional amendments can be secured
vesting exclusive pov.c-s in the Inter
state Commerce commission. Until
such action is taken we rejoice that
the states may continue to exercise
the powers now vested in them.
No man xwho can understand the
English language reasonably well can
be in any doubt as to the icnuulican
position. It is for the" exclusive fed
eral control of railroads, exclusive
federal control of inter.- tate commerce
the same as intrastate commerce.
Here is the position of the demo
crats of Nebraska, as laid down in
the state platform adopted at Hast
"The republican party, in its na
tional platform, has declared in favor
of giving to the national government
exclusive control ef the transportation
of the country. We are unalterably
opposed to this attempt to destroy
state control which, in Nebraska, and
many other states, has been of service
to the people. Both forms of con
trol are necessary, one for through
business anel far-reaching questions,
and one for local business and local
questions. We pledge to the people of
this state that our candidates for
United States senator and for mem
bers of congress will oppose this ef
fort to destroy state control, which is
guaranteed by our state constitution,
and thus leave the people without re
lief on local eomplaints."
This is democratic doc-trine since
the day of Thomas Jefferson, and it
has been repeatedly enunciated in
democratic platforms. In his autobi
ography Jefferson btatetl.it in these;
"It is not by the consolidation of
concentration of powers, but by their
distribution that good government is
effected. Were not this country al
ready divided into states, that division
must be made that each might do for
itself what concerns it.self directly,
and what it can so much better do .
than a distant, authority. Every state
is again divided into counties, each
to take care of what lies' within its
local bounds; each county again into
townships or wards, to manage mi:i
utcr net ails; and every ward into J
farm., to be governed each by its
... i j j
dividual proprietor. Were.we directed
from Washington when to ?ow and
when to reap we should soon want'
TIio Kind You Have Always
iu ns for over SO years,
7, -&CcJU4Z Allow
All Counterfeits, Imitations and ' Just-as-good are hut
Expcriiufiiis that trifle with and endanger the health of
luiants and Children Hxperience against ISxnerhucuU
What is GASTORIA
Casforia is a harmless substitute forCastor Oil, Pare
;orie, Drops and Soothing- Syrups. It is pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, 3Iorphino nor other 'NarcoJio
i-nhstance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Vorni:j
r.'.ul allays; Feverislmcss. l"or more than thirty years it
has been in constant use for the relief of Constipation,
ITntuiency, "Wind Colic, all Teething; Troubles and
IMairhoa. It regulates the Stomach and liowels,
nsshaihites the Food, giving; healthy and natural sleep.
The Childreu's Panacea Tho Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORS A ALWAYS
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
THE CTNTAUR COM
i.uad. It i- by this partition of cares,
de.-"cendint: in era.:iL-.tion from ;rcneral
lo iai ticidar, that the mas:-; of human
affairs may be best managed for the
rood and pronoity of all.''
It is the Jcf fersor.ian do.-trinc the
democrats apply to the. problem of
railroad regulation. It stands for all
possible and necessary power for the
''edc-ral jrovc; nment, in the regulation
of interstate commerce. It stands for
equal lower for the state jrovern
mcnts in the rerulati-"n of interstate
commerce. It believes that a. the local
matters Nebraska can do Ix ttcr fur
itidf than cap. be done at Washing
ton. b;a.ka republicanism, said in
newspaper, the Omaha Dee, on Au -
"We have a straight-out issue be
tween the two political parties in thic
pending presidential c-nmpaijrn as be
tween nationaliwnir the control and
regulation of the railroads, and con
tinuing the feeble, confu due; and con
flicting efforts at control by each
state for itself within its own bounda
ries." Here is the issue, as made and
forced by the republican party.
Republican and independent voters',
who favor rate control as well as fed
eral control, should understand well.
They should realize that the repub
licans s?and "pledge, I, by their plat
form, to wipe out state control if they
are given the power. World-Herald.
Sales bills done quickly at the
Many women are compelled to lie
'down at frequent intervals during the
i'ay. inis, oi course, is one u m.u-
i r l 1 A 1,
ness, the forerunner of serious ills to
At lirst there will be great languor,
especially in tho morning; faintness,
dizziness, weakness or sinking at the
pit of the stomach. The digestion be
comes impaired raid appetite is
gone. Then comes palpitation of the
heart, shortness of breath on any
slieht exertion, cold hands and feet,
, nalenoss. dark circles un.
der the eyes, a dragging pain across
the hips; the memory nrcerr.es poor,!
the disposition irritable and nervous,
I the h ast noise or unusual occurrence J
upsets the nerves.
Di.:eare quickiy destroys the com-
nlcxion, making it yellow or greenish
in-Mcol::.ig. Ine checks become sunken
and spots of a brownish hue appear
i cn the PKin.
i , svmntoms are caused by
p00r circulation and an exhausting or
Baolc to the Cheeks
Bonglit, and which has been
has homo tlio signature of
and has been mado under his por--4
-tf sonal supervision since its iiifnnrv.
no one to deceive you in Hi is.
FA N V. MEW VORK CITV.
CHILI) LABOK HILL PASSES.
The passage of the recent child
labor labor law by congress, prohibit
ing the shipment in interstate com
merce of factory or quarry products
produced in plants employing child
ren under 1 1, is one of the measures
of which the present administration
may' well feel proud. The law was
:d?ncd cspecitlly at a regrettable con
dition of affairs which has lonjr ex
isted in the south as far north as
Pennsylvania. There weie enly
twelvc senators-: opposing- the me isi ie,
all except two of these beinjr repre
sentatives of southern states.
It is to be presumed that the south
( i n o ii! owners are sail objecting to
""it he law on the Ground that the per-
I , ,;K1vftr f u f
ll'tll.I llt'lV. ' IIIV. Villi, l l
themselves to death has been ab'-ided
by sumptuary legislation. So be it.
President Wilson insisted upon 's
passage after the senatorial caucus
had decided to defer it until Decem
ber, which shows that even a pre id' nt
must know something about being a
political boss, when the need arises.
But then, there are bosses and bosses.
The good work of "Americanizing"
the United Spates goes merrily on.
The members of the International
Stewards association in New York
recently voted to abandon foreign
combinations on menu cards. This
will not only be a relief to the masses
of the American people who have not
had the 'opportunity to become lin
guists but will show that the cam
paign of "America first"' is having it3
wasting away of the nerve force. The
blood becomes thin and watery and
the nerves lack strength.
It has been admitted that ills pe
culiar to women, in most cases start
in the stomach; that when digestion
is good, the blood ia good, the nerve.-:
and organ?? are propeily nourished
and strength is the result.
In hundreds of thousands of cases,
Tanlac has been the means of reliev
ing the ills of women, because it giver,
strength and tone to the system.
Tanlac is a tonic, prepared from roots,
barks and flowers gathered in many
parts of the world. Testimonial-:
ucm women who have used it say, "It
has made mc a new woman," "I feci
1 healthy-again," "I enjoy my house
work and other like expressions. .
Tanlac now may be obtained in
Phiitsmouth. at the Mauzy Drug Co.
Tanlac may also be obtained in
Springfield, at II. Ficgenhaum's store,
and in Weeping Water, at the Meier
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