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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1916. (
PLATTSMO UTH SEM I-WEEK L Y JOURNAL.
Cbe p!atts?noy tb journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WELKLY AT PLATTSMOITH, K B 11 A 8 K A.
Entered at Postofllce at Flattsmouth. Neb., as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
SUBSCRIPTION PIlICEl fl.50
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
We are not sent into the v
J Morld to do anything into which
I we cannot put our hearts.. We
J-have certain work to do for our
bread, and that is to be done
' strenuously; other wcrk to do
for our delight, and that is to
-i be dene heartily; neither is to 4
J- be done by halves and shifts,
but with a will; and what is not v
worth this effort is net to be
4 done at all. liuskin. l
Yet cool at nights.
Cu;h1 will soon get busy again.
Don't try to boost yourself by run
ning down others.
Eeware of the man who plays any
kind of game with a winsome smile.
' Frank Gotch has again retired from
the wrestling game. He says he
means it this' time.
Campaign arguments are waxing
to a heat which not even the chilly
breezes will be able to cool off.
. A St. Louis man tried to break the
record holding his breath under water.
He only succeeded in breaking a blood
There is no doubt that Jesse Mc
Nish could suv a few words to Judge
Sutton about "bosses"'
in g. o. p.
The great trouble with many of
these political guns is that their cali
bre is alout twice as large as the pro
jectile theV discharge.
The successful merchant is the one
who buys right and then proceeds to
push his goods out as rapidly as pos
sible by advertising.
You can't make a practice of driv
ing an automobile sixty miles an
hour unless the coroner has a hand
in the outcome before the season is
Arthur Mullen, Nebraska's demo
cratic member of the national com
mittee, is sure the "right man in the
right place,"' and has donned his hust
"Three new notes from Washing
ton," reports a news item. That
sounds much better than having three
of the enemy's dreadnoughts steaming
up the Potomac river.
If republicans are getting any sat
isfaction out of the result in Maine,
let them fill themselves now, for that
good feeling will only last about seven
weeks more and then the awakening.
It is said that only twenty out of
every one thousand stage-struck girls
who go to New York make good. And
since the movies took over the farce
only one of the successful twenty
makes good outside of New York.
The only people complaining about
the increased valuation of Nebraska
property are he tax dodgers. And
the people who complain of the state
administration are the fellows who
want control of the government them
selves. But the people are determined
to let well enough alone. See!
This year's crop of wheat decreases
every; time the national agricultural
department makes any.' figures on it
Their last estimate shows it to be
0,000,000 . bushels short of what i
necessary for home consumption, but
the 611,000.000 bushels held over fron
last year will be sufficient to supply
PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
WHAT MAINE SHOWS.
Maine is a republican state in na
tional elections by about C0,000. The
average republican maority in the
residential elections of 1000, 1004
and 100S was 32,000.
Four years ago Roosevelt and Taft
got a combined vote amounting to 75,
000 and Wilson 51,000, leaving a re
publican and progressive margin of
21,000. This cut the four-year aver
age republican majority down to o0,
000. The republicans carried Maine Mon
day in the state election by 13,000,
fi om which it is quite? easy to con
clude that more than 8,000 repub
licans must have voted the democratic
?tate ticket. Curtis, the democratic
candidate for governor, received ap
proximately 15,000 more votes than
were given to Woodrow Wilson in
The history of Maine elections, how
ever, shows that in presidential elec
tions the republicans must secure a
majority of from 2(5.000 to 30,000 or
they are beaten in the national elec
When ever the republican majority
in a Maine election has fallen in re
cent years below those figures a dem
ocratic president has been elected.
In 1SS4 Maine gave the national re
publican ticket a majority of 20,000.
and Grover Cleveland was elected
president, with a popular majority in
the nation of G2a.-
In 1SS8 Maine gave a republican
majority for the national ticket of
2.?,253, and while Harrison was electe-1
that year over Cleveland the latter
received a popular majority of 08,017.
In 1812 Maine gave a republican
majority for Harrison of 14.070, while
Cleveland was elected president, with
a popular majority of 380,810. In
1012. when republicans and progres
sives combined had a margin of 24,
000, Wilson was elected president by
a majority vote.
In 1900, 1004 and 1008, years in
which republican presidents were also
chosen, Maine gave republican major
ities of 34,132, 30,807 and 30,584.
The vote in exclusive state elections
has been an uncertain indicator of
what the state was likely to do in the
presidential elections two months
later, showing that the voters are re
sponsive to local issues, such as fig
ured there this year. Lincoln Star.
Adversity is the egg from which
experience is hatched.
It is said that the use of your feet
develops your brains. Gee, but a
sprinter must be some highbrow.
If your wife is indifferent to your
many excellent qualities, just take
your station near the open door and
commense talking about the charms
of some other woman then beat it.
We would be pleased to learn how
long it has been since Judge Sutton,
the republican candidate for governor,
was president of an organization in
Omaha, that maintained a bar in its
James Pearson, the populist candi
date for lieutenant governor, has
finally gotten out of the race and
given a clear track to Edgar Howard,
the democratic candidate. He hav
shown good judgment in this move.
It is time for the voters of Cass
county to begin to pick their prefer
ences of the candidates to be voted for
at the election on the 7th day of No
vember. And The Journal has no
lesitar.cy in advising them to vote the
democratic ticket as it appears at the
head of this column. They are all
splendid men and competent in every
Anything that puts sunshine -into
the soul is good for the system.
Some men are born great, some
achieve greatness, and others are
elected to the legislature and straight
way imagine that they have attained
the highest pinacls to which man can
ascend in this ratified atmosphere.
The neutrality of the United States
is recognized by wll the warring na
tions since that craft wa,s successfully
toed into the harbor at Baltimore and
then safely" submerged near the three
mile limit, the kaiser's subjects are
profuse in their praise of the treat
ment accorded them. America is" a
big and broad country and the .gov
ernment at Washington is in hands
that are entirely safe and sane.
Billy Sunday says: "Some people
are so tight that if you ask them to
sing 'Ohl Hundred,' they will sing
'Ninety and Nine to save one per
cent." Wonder if he was alluding to
the economy cry of Hughes and Pen
rose, who chide President Wilson for
the expense of establishing the fed
eral reserve system, rural credits.
good reads, agricultuial extension and
the rest of the constructive pro-
Iowa has a peculiar fight on for
governor in which liquor is having
an important bearing. The republican
candidate is a teetotaler and yet, be
cause he has not lined up at all times
political with certain temperance
workers he is being opposed. The
democratic candidate has confessei
that he partakes of champagne and
gives it to his guests, and yet he has
been given the support of certain fac
tions opposed to the republican can
didate. The Methodists 'of the state
also are opposed to the republican
One of the favorite cries of the op
position has always been that demo
cratic administrations have been lax
in the matter of pensioning the old
soldier and his widow. .Without at
tempting to review the history of pen
sion laws, which show that democrat?
have always been active and liberal
in this regard, we call attention to
the fact that one of the bills to which
President Wilson attached his signa
ture a few days ago increases the
pensions of widows seventy years of
age and over from $12 to 20 per
month. Who will undertake to con
vince these good old ladies that de
mocracy has done nothing for them?
EVEN WALL STREET.
One of the biggest firms on Wall
street recently sent out a weekly let
ter which must have been an "aston
isher'' to its customers. One para
graph of it is as follows:
"It must be remembered that he
(Wilson) has done more to favor busi
ness than either of the two presidents
who preceded him. He was directly
responsible for the currency bill which
became a law notwithstanding that
the principal bankers of the country
opposed it, and had it not been for
this new currency law the present
prosperity we enjoy could not have
taken place. It would have been im
possible under the old currency sys
tem. He has advocated more pro
gressive and beneficial measures for
the advancement of prosperity than
any man who has ever been the coun
try's chief executive, and it is safe to
assume that this 'eight-hour law will
eventually work out as satisfactorily
to the railroads as have his other
The fact that business activity is
spread out over the whole of the
United States and is not confined to
any one line, has its effect even on
Wall street. It is visible to every
manufacturing industry, from the
smallest articles to the largest, from
the making of a tin can tothe build
ing of the largest ships that sail the
ocean. Then above all rises the sun
of peace. Wall street cannot prosper
unless the country prospers. That is
why even Wall street is impressed.
Fancy stationery in different vari
eties at the Journal office. Come and
see us when you want stationery.
WILSON'S CONSTRUCTIVE PRO-
President Vikzon is committed to a
definite program of legislation at the
winter session of congress for, the fu
ture prevention of railroad strikes. In
his address to congress he outlined
the project, and, in his statement on
the work of the past sC3.iion, the
president said that the party leaders
were committed to the undertaking,
difficult as it io. It is the most radi
cally constructive program in this
The program includes a compulsory
investigation law cn the Canadian
model; an act authorizing the inter
state commerce commission to take
wages and working conditions into
consideration in fixing rates: the
lodging in the hands of the president
of power to operate railroads in case
of military necessity and to draft
train crews and administrative offi
cials for that purpose; immediate pro
vision for the enlargement of the in
terstate commerce commission to meet
it? duties; and provision for the incor
poration of arbitration awards in the
records of a court of law, in order
that their interpretation and enforce
ment may not lie with the parties
in dispute, but "with an impartial
and authoritative tribunal."
It is time for Mr. Wilson's oppon
ents to propose a better program of
remedial legislation for the hard prob
lem of railroad strikes. If they de
feat Mr. V.'ilsen at the polls, what
wiih they do with this queztion? Of
course, if Mr. Wilson should be de
flated, he could not be held under any
obligation to force that program upon
the federal statute book, for defeat
at the polls would destroy his influ
ence in congress. The problem of
handling railroad brotherhoods, that
have the legal right to strike, that
have the legal right to reject arbi
tration and that know precisely what
they want this problem will be up
to the republicans in case they win
The republican candidate is not
committing himself to any construc
tive program on this immensely im
portant question. He is, content to
"knock" what Mr. Wilson ha-? done.
His ciiticism hi s no point if ii would
not land the country in devastating
and catastrophic labor wars between
the lailroad companies and their em
ployes. Yet what the country needs
is constructive statesmanship, and no
one but Mr. Wilson has yet given any
sign of it. Springfield Republican.
WHAT WOULD MR. HUGHES DO?
Mr. Hughes's attack on the emer
gency eight-hour law which congress
adopted to prevent a railroad strike,
sound moic iike appeals for the sup
port of corporations and manufactur
ers who fear that their own employes
jriay want an eight-hour day than ap
peals to principle.
There is no force of conviction be
hind his criticism of this fact. If the
law is bad it ought to be repealed, be
the consequences what they may. Is
Mr. Hughes prepared to advocate it:;
repeal? Is he prepared to say that if
elected president he will demand its
immediate repeal, strike or no strike,
civil war or no civil war?
We know that if Mr. Wilson is re
elected this law -will not be repealed.
It will stand, and the commission to
be appointed under it will report all
the facts to congress in not Hss than
six month:?, or more than nine month:;.
But what will happen if Mr. Hughes
is elected? Mr. Hughes does not tell
ue. He never tells us anything when
it is necessary to know precisely what
he would do if elected president.
That is why we have reached the
reluctant conclusion that Mr. Hughes
is the most shifty and evasive can
didate' that was ever nominated for
president. New York World.
POLITICS AND THE AMENDMENT
Democrats who believe in the tri
umph of democratic principles and
policies, and who have reason to take
pride in the clean, capable, efficient
and economical government given in
state and "ration under democratic
administration, but who are opposed
to the liquor business, are being urged
to vote for a republican candidate for j
! governor because he, too, is opposed
to the liquor traffic.
Republicans who cling to the tradi
tions of their party, but who are not
in favor of the prohibition amend
ment, are being urged to vote for the
republican candidate for governor be
cause he is a republican.
The republican compaign is being
conducted upon the convenient double
Barreled theory that with respect to
democrats the issue is "wet" and
"dry," while with re pact to repub
licans it is wholly a par tisan a f fair.
The democratic campaign is bei:i.;
conducted in puisuance of a conviction
that the fate ef the amendment is in
no way dependent upon what candi
date or what ticket may prevail, anJ
that so far as the stale election L;
concerned there are numerous other
issues of goo.l government that mu z'
be considered on their merits, vhile
tho amendment must alo be consid
ered on its merit -.
During the past four years the
democrats have shown thut democrat re
state admin: dilation menus a e leaner
government than tho state ever cn-
joyed under republican rule, a more
eiireient government, a more economi
Laws have been mere rigidly ob
served, and enforced during the past
four yesiiv than they ever were hefoic,
legislation bus been move constructive
and beneficial, the ci nduct of state in
stitutions has been more client and
business-like, there ha? hen les.
wa.?t? of public f'-.i'ts. part !.?: n plun
der of the public treasury has. been
eliminated, graft that was once ram
pant and half-respc.-table Iras bee::
prevented, and a more wholesome
moral atmosphere injected into state
house and institutional affairs.
Whether or net the goo.l work th
has been inaugurated in state affair.-
shall be continued is an issue of tre-
mendou ? importance. This, issue an
thut involved in the submission of the
amendment should not be allowed to
weigh against each other, ivaeh shsuls
be determined upon its own merits
If a dy demociat is not at liberty
to vote est the same time fcr the
amendment and for democ.atic gov
ernrr.ent at the capiiol, certainly a wet
republican cr.r.uet vote against th
amendment and for the . rcpublisan
ticket. Either pronosition is ridicu
lous. Because he is against th(
amendment need not, and piobabb
will not, prevent a republican from
voting for his? r":'iy candidates an.l
the principles he favors.
Every candidate sf the democrat:
stands committed by his party to
faithfully obey tho decree of the peo
ple as to the amendnv, nt. Under that
pledge, or even without it, Keith
Neville swho-.e integrity is. not open to
question or impeachment, is just as
certain to enforce the amendment
should it be adopted as is his adver
sary, whose party is silent on the sub
ject. There are a few scheaming and cun
ning politicians trying to rule th"
amendment. That is why it is men
tioned in connection with partisan
politics. Intelligent friends of the
amendment are not apt to fall for the
ruse. Lincoln Star.
Exports of manufactures under
Wilson's administration have reached
2.000,000,000 in a single year, winch
is the world record. Despite these
cnoimous ?alts in foreign markets in
free competition with the world, Mr.
IIu;;hes, argues that American manu
facturer:? arc not able even to hold
the home market, unless he and Pen
rose erect a tariff walk This means
that he has gone back to the old
"home maikel" argument of a gen
eration ago, and would give up a two-billion-dollar
export trade and hustle
ipur "infant industries" into a cyclone
cellar to escape a campaign wind-
UNCLA I M Kl LETT EI S.
Pinttsmoulh, Neb., I'vpL 18th, lulO.
My. Vtuy Bush.
Hon. VVilber V. F.ryant.
Miss. Clara Dohner.
ilrs. J. B. Moore.
Hon. D. K. McFadden.
;d;s3 C. E. Rutherford.
II. E. Vik-o-.
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HUGH! AND THE FAR3IER.
It is logieul (o anticipate a lifting
of eye-brows by progressive Amer
ican faratia when their attention is
drawn to the voters of important ag
i ieukui al appropriations in the gen
eral supply bill of ew York by Charles
Evans Hughes, .Time 18, 1!,'10, when
the present republican nominee for
president was governor.
Farmers will be interested to ob
serve that by his vetoes Hughes
knocked out $11,000 for investigation
and extermination of contagious dis
eases cf plants and San Jose scale
and other dangerous insect pests;
.ft'.OOU for Farmer? ' institute work:
sTUO for investigation of insectides
and fungicides; ?2,500 for a specialist
to fight insect pests; $S,000 for dis
semination of information concerning
cheap farms in ew York; $2,000 for
collecting and disseminating informa
tion relative to agricultural labor
within the state; $5,000 for improving
the New Yoik State College of Ag
riculture: $10,000 for completing en
largement of the State Veterinary
college; $5,000 for the maintenance
of the department of veterinary sci
ence in the state university; and $250
designed to make up a deficiency in
the salary of the commissioner of Ag
riculture. This in interesting when it is ob
served that on June 25, 1910, just
ere week later, Hughes approved a
bill incieasin.g tho salaries of a group
of state officials, the lowest salary of
whom was already $5,000 a year. The
salary of the attorney general was in
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creased from $5,000 to $10,000 (dou
bled), that of the state engineer and
surveyor from $5,000 to $8,000, that
of the comptroller from $0,000 to
$8,000, that of the state treasurer
from $5,000 to $(3,000, and thafof the
secretary of state from $5,000 to
$0,000, with the comment that "the
salaries of these state officers have
been altogether too olw."
After cogitating on Hughes' method
of "selection" in the use of public
money vetoing practical agricul
tural appropriations and increasing
already large salaries it is to be ex
pected that the sensible farmer will
turn to the achievements of the demo
cartic administration and reflect that
to democratic legislation is due the
rural credits law, the provision in the
Federal Reserve law making farm
mortgages negotiable paper based on
live stock lawful security in regional
banks for the issuance of emergency
currency, creation of the Division of
Markets and Rural organization, the
establishment of Grain Standards, the
Cotton Futures law, the Warehouse
law, Federal Aid to Good Roads in
the States, and the Agricultural Ex
tension law and Vote for Woodrow
Wilson and a democratic congress.
Cured Her Two Little Girls.
Mrs. Ada Sanders, Cottontown,
Tenn., writes: "We use Foley's Honey
and Tar as our best and only cough
remedy. It never fails to cure my
two litle girls when they have colds."
Relieves hoarseness, tickling throat,
bronchitis, hay fever, asthma, croup.
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