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MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1916.
PLATTSMO UTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Oe plattsmoutb journal
PIBL1SHKI) SKMI-WEUKLY AT PLATTSSIOUTH, NEBBASIvA.
Entered at Poatofflce at Tlattsmouth. Neb., as second-class mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY
J. So long as we love, we serve; !
J- so long as we are loved by oth
V ers, I would almost say that we B
J. are indispensable, and no man
is useless while he has a friend. -
Robert Lewis Stevenson.
Big automobile parade all autos
Remember the date Thursday, Au
gust 31, in riattsmouth.
The first day of the "Home Com
ing" festivities. Many pioneers will
Taint up, brush up, and by all
means cut the weeds before "Home
Without trench fighting: the present
war long ere this would have been
"the late war."
There are so many laborers in the
city "at the present time that boarding
places are hard to find.
Generally speaking a preacher gets
the worst of it from thVmen. and the
best of it from the women.
Many people claim to hold conver
sation with the Lord who are not on
speaking terms with anybody else.
If you like your home town boost.
If you don't like it move out, anil
make room for more desirable citi
Generally speaking, the people are
pretty fair, except where the interests
of a corporation or a woman's good
name is concerned.
"The Russians continue pursuit of
the Turks," reads a headline. Won
der if they will catch them in time
for Thanksgiving day?
A born millionaire has not the joy
of accumulation. Perhaps not; but
he often has the joy of scatteration,
which his father missed.
The best thing to do is to get rid
of your bad habits because other peo
ple always exagerate them, and they
are bad enough at the best.
Hon. Jim Mann says the G. O. I'.
can't win with a two-spot for presi
dent. But still it seems there was no
attention paid to Mr. Mann's warning
President Wilson goes right along
looking after the affairs of govern
ment, while Hughes is deriding him
It reminds one of a gnat knawing at
the heels of an elephant.
Chairman Wilcox, of the republican
committee, declines to predict how
Maine will go at the September elec
tion. Times have surely change
since the republican chairmen used to
claim everything, including Florida.
German losses since the war began
aggregate 3,135,177. The only doubt
about these figures is that they were
compiled in London, " and that fact
alone makes the authority of sus
picious origin. We now patiently
await the report of English casualties
from Berlin. Then, after that infor
mation is given, by transposing the
totals and dividing by three, approxi
mately correct estimate figures migh
the the result. It is necessary to take
some similar, action in order to ac
count for the "missing," many o
whom will turn up after the peace
terms have been declared. Most Amer
icans would probably prefer to have
their names classified that way, i
o-ed in a similar com
DEEDS AND WORDS.
Every speech that Mr. Hughes
makes is a new argument for the re
election of President Wilson.
In Chicago Mr. Hughes declared
that "if anything in this campaign
is real, it is that we are now facing
the question whether we want words
or whether we want' deeds." Wrhile
Mr. Hughes was giving voice to this
sentiment, the telegraph wires were
carrying the news that through the
leadership of President Wilson the
senate had passed the child labor bill
and that the house conferees would
accept the senate navy bill.
If Mr. Hughes is concerned about
deeds, we refer him to the record of
the Wilson administration, a record
of achievement in ' progressive legis
lation for which there is no parallel.
We refer him to the federal reserve
banking law. We refer him to the
rural credits law. We refer him to
the trade commission law. We refer
him to the repeal of the Panama canal
tolls act that had repudiated the sol
emn obligations of a treaty. We re-
fer him to the Clayton law, declaring
that labor shall no longer be treated
as a commodity. We refer him to the
income tax. We refer him to the parcel-post
law. We refer him to a host
of other measures which invoke the
power of government for the pro
tection of human rights. We refer
him to the great measures of national
defense which congress is carrying
through under Mr. Wilson's leader
ship. And, not least, we refer him to
the fact that the American people
again have an administration that is
not under the domination of Wall
street and high finance.
Mr. Hughes was governor of New
York longer than Mr. Wilson has been
president of the United States. What
was done under his admniistration that
compares in point of statesmanship
and public service with even the least
of these achievements under the Wil-
Mr. Hughes' sr.cer about words and
deeds may have been directed at the
breign policies of President on
ather than at the domestic policies.
Very well. President Wilsoa's words
have kept the United States out of
war without the surrender of a single
American right. Where would Mr.
Iughes' "deeds'-' have placed us?
Diplomacy has only two weapons,
words and deeds. Words mean ne
gotiation. Deeds mean war. If Mr.
Hughes' reproach of the president has
any significance except campaign nag
ging, it is that President Wilson re
fused to plunge the country into war
before exhausting all the resources of
diplomacy, and that consequently we
are in the miserable and unfortunate
condition of beiner at peace when
American boys might be dying by the
thousand every day in the trenches.
Is that what Mr. Hughes wants?
Every time Mr. Hughes speaks he
emphasizes the painful fact that he
has no legitimate issue and no con
structive policies of his own. His
whole campaign is directed not j
building himself up but to tearing the
Before Mr. Hughes was nominated
The World looked forward to his can
didacy in the belief that it would mean
an appeal to the reason and the in
telligence of the American people. In
all kindliness toward Mr. Hughes, we
must confess our disappointment.
There is no appeal to public reason or
public intelligence in Mr. Hughes'
campaign addresses. No citizen is
wiser or Deiier iniormea or more
1. X A 1
sanely advised in his public duties be
cause of anything that Mr. Hughes
has said since his nomination.
The Hughes speeches are only an in
vocation to blind bigoted partisanship
They are the commonplace product of
a commonplace republican mind, and
as such they are quite unworthy of
the diaries E. Hughes that New York
used to know. New York World.
Keynote speeches often unlock noth
ing but a great big mouth.
The weather man has been very
good to Nebraska the past few weeks.
It is useless to worry about the
chump, for he always has a good time.
Gasoline has fallen a cent. My,
what a fall that is, my countrymen!
It is discovered after marriage that
many sweet women are only sugar
The paper famine has reached such
a stage that only the vulgar rich can
afford paper collars.
Indiscriminating charity may not
have the right to bestow charity, but it
surely does make a vei-y great num
ber feel good.
To gather material to write a book
was one of Brant Whittock's plans
when he went to Belgium as minister.
Guess he has material for a shelf
A newspaper heading announces,
"Baby Cyclone Hits Polk County, la.,"
which would indicate that even the
babies are in a warlike condition this
If this country is ever confronted
by a shortage in chautauqua talent,
which seems quite unlikely, there is a
lot of it going to waste in Europe this
Since Roosevelt gave the sturdy
German element of our citizenship
such bitter denunciation, and since
Roosevelt has endorsed Hughes, it is
not likely the German Americans will
be over enthusiastic for the republican
Candidate Hughes is making a
strenuous plea for the old republican
doctrine of "protection to our infant
industries." The voters will probably
feel patriotic enough to insist at the
polls next November that the country
be given "protection" from the party
bosses of the G. O. P.
Justice Hughes claims in his "cir
cular" speech that weakness nearly
landed us in war." No one has ob
served this to be true, but it wouldn't
be surprising that the weakness of
the republican arguments against the
democratic administration would
"land" Woodrow Wilson in the presi
dential chair for another four years.
The report a few days ago from the
east that the republicans had about
lost all hope of carrying Nebraska is
all bosh. The hone of the G. O. P. is
that the democrats will believe such
reports and not work as hard as they
otherwise would. They expect to carry
Nebraska, and the democrats want to
work harder than ever if thev wish to
hold their own. The hope of the G.
O. P. is that they will catch the dem
ocrats napping and secure Nebraska
white they are sleeping.
THE PRESIDENT'S TASK.
For the first time in human his
tory, the orderly continuance of the
transportation activities upon which
depend the life, health and prosperity
of one hundred millions of human be
ings hangs upon the action of a single
man the president of the United
It does not depend upon his official
action, for he is not clothed with au
thority to deal with such an emer-
htiiLj. uiiuci kiit; law, ins puoiiiuii
as mediator is an impossible one; he
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has nothing to stand upon. But this
very weakness is his strength. He is
not helpless; he is clothed with the
moral power of the guardian of the
helpless. His strength is not that of
human . statute or decree; it is the
strength which belongs to the one who
fights not for himself, but for the in
nocent who cannot, lift a hand in their
President Wilson has no physical
or legal resource which is, in this hour,
jt the slightest value; his weapons
are of the spirit. He is well equipped
for such a struggle. He knows how
things that are not may bring to
naught things that are. Our hopes
and our prayers go with . him. St.
MR. HUGHES' GREAT MISTAKE.
It would be easy to fill the editorial
columns of the World-Herald with re
publican expressions of disappoint
ment and displeasure caused by the
campaign speeches of Mr. Hughes.
The thought that comes to one,
after reading the editorial utterances
of independent and self-respecting
editors, and after hearing republicans
talk in places where men do congre
gate, is that Mr. Hughes is running
for the presidency twenty years too
Twenty years ago, or such a matter,
his style of campaigning would have
been popular. The great majority of
Americans were then hide-bound par
tisans. They seldom read the oppo
sition papers. Few ever went to hear
a speaker on "the other side." They
believed, religiously, that nothing good
could come out of Nazareth. Repub
licans believed all democrats were
horse thieves or worse, and demo
crats looked on republicans as cruel
molochs who dined off the boiled flesh
of tender babes. Times have changed
since them but Mr. Hughes, appar
ently, has not changed with them. He
stands a shining example of purblind
partisanship. In all that President
Wilson has done during his troubled
term of office this censorous judge
can find not one thing of which to
speak an approving word. In the long
list of democratic legislative achieve
ment he can find nothing which he
finds it desirable to commend. He
can do nothing but scold and find
fault. He does this, not because he
doesn't know better, but because he
thinks it the best way to win votes.
In this the St. Paul Pioneer Press,
one of the most important newspapers
of the great northwest, thinks he is
sadly mistaken. Expressing the hope
that Mr. Hughes will see the erorr of
his ways before it is too late that
great republican newspaper says:
"What is it that gets votes? The
question has been raised in the minds
of a great many voters by the cam
paign methods of Mr." Hughes. There
is a sensational interest in hearing an
opponent raked over the coals, espe
cially when that opponent happens to
be the President of the United States.
And there may be an agreement with
much that is said. At the same time
does the attitude of the persistently
critical candidate win support? It is
human psychology that it may, even
though the candidate be fair and
"That we shall soon see. We may
observe it ere long in a change in the
policy of Mr. Hughes. His political
scouts may report that he has not
found the range and that his enemies
are massing for attack. In that case
he will probably take a new line, if,
indeed, he has not already done so
before these words are printed. If
he does not make such a shift of di
rection we shall learn after the elec
tion in November whether it pays to
measure out full strength, unmitigat
ed damnation to the opposition.
"Is there no way, moreover, where
by a candidate can brand and define
his enemy without turning sentiment
toward that enemy It seems to us
there is. It seems to us that it is
wholly feasible to be friendly and
sympathetic toward a political op
ponent who has had tremendous, sud
den and unprecedented problems to
cope with, and, at the same time, to
condemn his policies and modes of
action. There is usually some re
deeming feature about the most hard
ened and intractable of criminals.
There is usually some spark of intel
ligence in the merest half-wit. If
there are any such redeeming qualities
in the personnel of the present ad
ministration they have not been openly
acknowledged by any utterance which
Mr. Hughes has made thus far in his
"The question is, will the people
who have formed their independent
conclusions as to the sincerity, intel
ligence and loyalty of the president
to the interests of the masses take
kindly to the untempered castigations
administered by Mr. Hughes? The
task of the candidate is different from
that of an attorney nailing his points
before a court of law. Popular sym
pathy is not of the same stuff as
judicial determination. Are the psy
chologists of the Hughes campaign
quite on the job?"
What is it that is causing repub
lican editors to write, and rank-and-file
republicans to talk, in this fash
ion? It is not that they have suddenly
become democrats. It is not that they
indorse everything that President Wil
son and the democratic congress have
done. It is not that they are in any
way hostile to Mr. Hughes.
But it is because their innate sense
of fairness has been outraged by their
own leader. They cannot, in self-respect,
go with him in his sweeping
and apparently vindictive attacks on a
president who, as the Pioneer Press
says, "has had tremendous, sudden
and unprecedented problems to cope
with." They do not, as good Amer
icans, relish seeing their president
held before the world as deserving no
better treatment than "the most hard
ened and intractable of criminals."
They do not like to have him depicted
as "the merest half-wit," devoid of
"some spark of intelligence." As the
Pioneer Press frankly proclaims, they
have formed their own conclusions as
to the "sincerity, intelligence and loy
alty of the president to the interests
of the masses," and for these reasons
they take unkindly to Mr. Hughes'
antiquated campaign methods.
Mr. Hughes is a man of high char
acter and great ability. He is the
type of man Americans delight to
honor, precisely as President Wilson
is. But he is making a great mistake
and the best evidence of that mis
take is the chorus of protest that
comes from his party friends. World-Herald.
"Come on boys !"
Be here by Thursday, August ol.
Ami jump in the bandwagon the
And enjoy yourself with many pio
neers that will be here from every
quarter of the globe.
Perhaps republicans get their polit
ical views from writers of fiction, but
the democrats don't.
The campaign is getting started.
Hughes calls Gompers a 'nuisance,''
and Gompers calls Hughes a "pettifog
ger." When a bachelor becomes about so
old he should be relegated to the "less
expensive department" in the base
Only one woman in ten thousand
tan make salt rising bread, and only
one in ten million should be permitted
to do so.
Only twelve more days till the band
begins to play and the beautifully
decorated autos begin to toot their
The Turks are on the retreat, says
a dispatch. What's all the rush; it's
three and a half months until Thanks
Keep it before the good citizens of
Plattsmoutb cut the weeds and be in
a hurry about it. You know it is
your duty to do so.
It seems the easiest thing in the
World is getting married. All that is
required is a girl, a man, a preacher,
a license and a little nerve. No after
consideration are necessary with most
young people who don't know how to
get along after marriage.
Some of our citizens are showing the
proper spirit by dressing up their
properties in a most presentable man
ner. Thousands of strangers will
visit our city in about ten or twelve
days, and it behooves our citizens to
have the city appear at its best. So
get a move on you in the way of "fix
Down in "bleeding and suffering"
Kansas the state is educating its
criminals. Last week thirty-one con
victs in its penitentiary were given
diplomas after completing courses in
agriculture, steam and electrical en
gineering, carpentering and black
smithing, the courses being the same
as given at the state agricultural college.
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in. use for over SO years,
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All Counterfeits, Imitations and Tust-as-good " are hut
Kxpcrhuciits that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children ISxpcrieuco against UxperimcuU
What is C ASTORIA
Casforia is a harmless snhstitnto for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. IS
contains neither Opium, 3Iorphino nor other XarcoUr;
Mihstance. Its ai;c is its guarantee. It destroys V.'orni
r.nd allays Fcverishiiess. For more than thirty years it
has hecn in constant use for the relief of ('o:j:;tij)at:ori,
.Flatulency, "Wind Colic, all Teething- Troubles and
Diarrlio-a. It regulates the Stomach ar:d IJoweJs,
assimilates the Food, givinj? healthy and natriral sleep.
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
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I he Kind You Have Always Bought
THE CrNTAUH COMPANY, M K W Y OHK c I TV.
The little child of .Mr. and Mrs.
Harry M (.-Carroll is suffering from
an attack of appendicitis.
C. F. Harris ard Lee Fan's left
for Oklahoma City, Tuesday to be
gone a few days on business.
Attorney C. II. Taylor of Omaha
came down and spent Saturday and
Sunday with home folks.
Mis. James Taylor who has been!
visiting her son, Alva Stites, at Glen-
dive, Mont., returned home last week.
Alma Knell returned home last
Thursday right from a four weeks'
visit with friends and relatives in
Omaha. Council Bluffs, Little Shoe,
and Bancroft, la.
Mrs. Cora Comer and daughters,
Mabel and Delia, of I'hilipsburg, Kas.,
have been the guests of Mrs. Lou
Comer. Gertie Iloback and Ben llo
back for the past few days.
Henry Becker and wife left yester
day for a four weeks' auto tour which
will extend through South Dakota,
Wyoming, Utah and Colorado before
they return home.
The little son of Luther Meade
severely cut his hand with a corn
knife Monday. A physician was sum
moned and sewed the wound up and
now the little fellow is getting along
Frank B. Larsh of Portland, Ore.,
and brother of John Iarsh, is in this
neck of the woods again. This week
Frank and John are both in Nebraska
City attending the chautauqua.
E. L. Daniels and family of Beatrice
are here visiting with C. F. Harris
and family. Mrs. Harris and Mrs.
Daniels are sisters Creed impressed
it on our minds that he didn't care
about anyone knowing that he was
any relation whatever to Mr. Daniels,
Are the strong magnets for this Summer's tourist travel.
ip National Parks
on a Glacier Park Ticket
A sweeping circuit tour of the West's magnificent out-of-doors
from Colorado to the British boundary
on a Yellowstone Ticket
700 miles of mountain panorama, Colorado to the
The Cody way with its !0-mi!e automobile ride
Bonght, and which lias fceon
lias homo the signature of
has hcen inado under his per-
supervision sineo its i::ran y.
no one to deceive rouin thii.
and Daniels says that if we would not
say anything about it he would sine
keep it still.
FAREWELL PARTY TO MISS
MEHERIHG FRIDAY AFTERNOON
A number of the young friends of
Miss Dorothy Mehering gave her a
most delightful surprise on last Fri
day afternoon when they called at the
Mehering home to tender their pleas
ant treat to their young friend. The
affair was in the nature of a very
pleasant picnic party and had been ar
ranged by Misses Grace Bceson and
Janet Bjeck in honor of their friend
who is soon to leave for Lincoln where
she will make her home. The time
was delightfully spent in playing
games and enjoying several musical
numbers by members of the party and
at a suitable hour the tempting lunch
eon was thoroughly enjoyed by the
members of the party. Those who
were present to take part in the occa
sion were Misses Janet Bajeck, Grace
Bceson, Clara Mae Morgan, Virginia
Bceson, Genevieve Whelan, Helen
Roberts, Allene Bajeck and Catherine
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to publically express our
deepest heartfelt appreciation of the
kindness and sympathy shown to us
at the lime of the death of our loved
one and to assure these friends and
neighbors that their kindness will be
always remembered and especially do
we desire to thank Mrs. Grono of
Omaha who so kindly assisted us in
the hours of grief. We also desire to
express our appreciation of the beau
tiful floral remembrances.
W. E. SMITH.
over Sylvan Pass is the crowning scanic adventure of
the Yellowstone tour und the sensation of the season.
Travel the Cody way, one way, any way.
R. W. CLEMENT. Ticket Agent
1j. W. WAKELEY. General Passenger Agent,
1001 Farnuin Street, OMAHA, Neb.
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