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PLATTSZLOUW SE3U-W.EEKLY JOURNAL.
MONDAY, MAKCII 19, 1917.
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R. A. BATES, Publisher
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4- THOUGHT FOR TODAY
J. A man is a bundle of rela- l
Lions, a knot of roots, whose
floHcr and fruitage is the world.
Conic un Robin Redbreast.
We extend an
EJue Bird, also.
invitation to Miss
No man can ever advance unless he
is working under the right kind of a
The thing this country needs today
is not new laws, so much as the re
peal of bad laws.
When you see a girl whose arms are
as crooked as a corkscrew, it is safe
to bet she is knock-kneed.
Rattlesnake oil has gone to $14.40 a
K ur..!. but few people are not tempteJ
t. ue it as a substitute for butter.
N"o matter how she looks, a woman
always feels the difference between a
$5f and -cent hat when it is on her
Thert are a number of legislators
who want to get all the glorythey can
f-ut of this .-ession. for they never will
;rct back again.
There :-hnuM be some way of get
ti: ;r Cum-S?hoe Bill Stone off the sen
ale committee on foreign relations.
The only thing that keeps him there is
We know we cannot prevent the
w.ir, but we hae the right to express
our opinion of the man who wants war.
He's cither a mutt or has potatoes to
Are you making your religion a
cloak to hide some of your underhand-t-dr.ess
or means by which you can
impress people that you are a man to
whom respect is due because you are
An Omaha printer bought and
owned an automobile just two hours
when it was stolen. No auto is safe
in Omaha unless in a garage under
lock and key, and then it is not as safe
as cno would naturally think in
The Iowa supreme court has handed
down a decision that the law in that
state which taxes stock in national
banks is valid. It being contested by
the First National of Council Bluffs,
which bank went in court over the as
H-ssirunt of its stock by the city ol
Council Bluffs. The bank lost in the
lwer court and again in the supreme
Over in Iowa the attorney general
Las held that a newspaper cannot
print the American flag in its col
umns without violating the federal
I.:w, which phohibits the use of that
emblem with "any article of merchan
dise. If the Iowa attorney general
is correct than a large number of
prominent newspapers will be com
pelled to haul tlovri the flag.
It has been decided by the Nebraska
legislature that "in the interest ol
ttonomy no money should be given to
publicity through the creation of a
publicity bureau," and the $25,000 ap
propriation was promptly put to death.
It does cem strange that the greatest
i-tate in the union cannot afford to ap
propriate $25,000 for publicity pur
poses. No doubt the legislators hav
abiding faith in the editors of this
state and are counting on them to do
the publicity act for Nebraska free
of charge. llastii ps Tribune.
OUR BANK GUARANTEE LAW.
Generally speaking:, the bank guar
anty act of this state is so satisfac
tory in its main purposes that anyone
who undertakes to secure its modifica
tion is at once regarded with sus-
picion. Nobody forgets the fact that
after this measure was passed it was
assailed by the bankers of the state
and had to run the gauntlet of all the
courts before it was put into effect, j
That is the reason why any attempt I
to modify its terms now immediately
raises a suspicion of pernicious ac
tivity among bankers
It is the ex-
planation of the short shift given the
Murtey bill some time ago in the
house of representatives.
Yet if half that is said of the stabil
its of this law in some quarters is
true, the public could very well afford
to have it modified. The purpose of
the law is to guarantee, the stability
of banks and depositors : therein
against loss. It has been urged that
banks are organized under this law
without much behind them, and are
able to do business upon the state
guaranty. Efforts to limit the number
of banks in any community have been I
outlawed. It would look so much like J
conferring special privileges upon ex- I
isting bankers that the idea has I
seemed repugnant. Meantime, pro-J
moters are said to have been orcan-1
izing banks wherever they could find I
people susceptible to blandishment,
many of which have no other real se-
curity behind them than the state!
guaranty. Should thev fail the state
;n r,4- k:ii
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state guaranty, capital is attracted
from outside of the state for deposit
in Nebraska banks. If the banks are
all safe nobody can complain of this,
but it is contended that no system of
examination yet devised can determine
exactly whether a bank is safe or not,
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uecause examiners seiuom are ame to I
noiu are gooa or oaa. state oanKS are
auoeu to oia up to o per cent inter-
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est lor deposits, and the state guar-
nntws sjiir-h ilonncitc frv thn -full T-filn I
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uui as mai me siaie snouiu not i
guarantee payment of deposits in full, I
the theory being that if some of the I
responsibility was put up to the de- I
positor he would be less apt to make!
his deposit in a bank of doubtful sta-
Perhaps it may take a period of
hard times and failing prices to dem-
onstrate the bona fides of the objec-
tions to the existing law. The Murtey
bill seemed too drastic in exempting
from the guaranty interest-bearing de
posits. It looked too much like a pro
ject to give bankers the full use of
the people's money. It was saying, in.
effect, that the public must charge the
banker no interest or forego the bene
fit of the guaranty act. Lincoln Star.'
A mathematically inclined gentle
man who is connected with the auto
industry estimates that with the com
ing spring there will 'be needed several
hundred thousand new auto tires. This
is no tireless proposition, as will be
seen, but wouldn't it tire you if the
tiro,. ,...- , J ..e . .1
lttUt Ul liyLUlo peci ana
you had to buy a whole set.
Every once in a while there is a
complaint of the shortage of help. But
you never hear such complaint in re
gard to bosses.
More former political papers in Nc
was ever known before in the history
of the state
The base ball pictures in the met
ropolitan journals denotes .the coming
of the season in a base ball way. :
All babies' look llike to & bachelor)
and an old maid. -
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Birds of a leather Xlpck .together.
. The farmers, are itching to begin
spring work.7 .
Plenty of water and soap are good
for the complexion.
Any time you are not makifig good
you are making bad.
Let no man be willing or guilty of
apc-irwiiiy in vi Llie auscilL.
. l.s :ii i l t.
Wouldn't the food speculators look
good on the firincr line?
The cooing dove of courtship some-
timcs ,ecomes the screech owl of mat
I The sifting committee of the legis-
I t. b
lature is about 'he "whole cheese
when it gets down to business
Roosevelt has refused to debate with
-W. Bryan on the question of' pre-
Wise old guy, Teddy.
ine hrst million-dollar rain was
composed of snow and sleet, but it
answered the purpose just the same.
Tom Smith, former warden of the
ienitentiarv. has been nominated on
citizens. ticket for mayor of York.1
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It was a safe bet that Carranza I
w-ould be eloctcd president of Mexico,
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with the election machinery all in his
"The old saying, "he didn't know
beans," is verified. Since beans went
to 15 cents a pound, the most of us
have cut their acquaintance.
Abraham Lincoln said he "would
adopt new views as soon as they ap
peared to be true views." How many
f you would do as much ?
nc of the advantages of a con
science is that it never seems to oper
ate on a Pcrson who has defrauded
the government out of more than ten
Charley AVrooster, the sage of Silver
Creek, tells too many truths, that's
the reason the State Journal refuses
to publish his communications, and J
nothing else. I
jf Uo nonnln ;nl,,i,; v, :t;.t,
it the people who inhabit the cities
and towns were half as much inter-
ested in d roads as the farmers
thcre would be less trouble on the good
win ue nappy, may not be the exact
truth, but it is useless for us to say
this, for some people would be more
happy if not virtuous
Ane tragedy ot politics is a man
who may be re-elected occasionally,
but even then the constituents always
seem hilarious about his going out of
office when he retires.
It was about a year ago when or
ders were issued to "get Villa." But
from reports, he seems to be doing
business at the same old stand, and
may be a big thorn in Carranza's side!
When the Nebraska legislature
voted the old veterans $20,000 to de
fray their expenses of attending the
big reunion at Vicksburg, Miss., it did
something that meets with the ap-
provai ot all citizens of the state. - ;
Somohoilv has fipnrprl nut that if hoi
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received a dollar a minute for 2,0001
years he'd be as rich as John D.'lnii c. Mf ir .. n -u i, ,....
Rockefeller The reason John D is
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" iii-u so ne io is uttauie ie never
,,r.ic..l e n : . I
naottu an ui ms Mfne ngunqg outi
IOOI nrnnnsitiAim lilro that
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"These are the reasons J like the
farm: First, because of the cure airr
second, because I believe that a mart
who owns a farm can be independent;
and third, because I believe ,he can
nave money as well at farming as he
can at a trade. He raises a lot of his
own vegetables, fruit, meat, and ptber I
things, and gets his wood free. I ami
therefore a, thorough believer, in farm-J
'&g." A Young Boy Farmer. I
"THE CAUSE IS MARCHING ON.
I Out of war's muck and reek, watered
by blood and ;tears, behold how the
pure white flower of democracy keens
From behind the dark curtain that
hides autocratic Russia come the frag-
mentary reports of a DODular revolu-
tion.' We are told that when the
czar's government ordered a dissolu-
tion of the duma the order was re-
fused. The duma "refused to accept
the imperial ukase." It "continued its
I mefltinps. It. nrtran 7Pri an pvpciiMvp
I committee and a provisional govern-
Intent a government of Russia organ-
lized and established hv fhe renresenti.
tives of the people! It "took public
order into its own hands." It had the
temerity to express its confidence that
the people and the army "will lend
their assistance for th 'iffienlt task
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of creating a new government which
will accept the wishes of the people
and enjoy their confidence." This new
people's government arrested all the
ministers of the imperial government
and sent them to jail! On the third
day of the revolution it is reported.
that order is fast being restored. -
This is Russia!
And in Germany listen to von
Bethman-IIollweg, the chancellor and
the mouthpiece of the kaiser. Address-
ins the Prussian diet he is rennrtml
as saying that, at the conclusion of
the .war, ."the maintenancq of patriot-
iKm rmiK? nlv Un pk.-nt n,i K,r
'mg the people in general equal co-
operation in the administration of the
empire. This, though it is von Beth-
man-IIollweg that speaks, is the voice
of lhA TTnhcn-zrwllr.e.
"Woe to the statesman who not
recognize the signs of the timcs and
who, after this catastrophy, the like
of which the world has never seen, be-
lieves that he can take up his work
at the same point at which it was in-
terrupted. I will devote my last ef
fort to the carrying out of this idea of
making out people strong."
In Russia the great, slumbering
c,ant of democracy, wounded and
ung into a terrible awakening, takes
matters into its own hands and organ-
-(,v.niimnn. iw uijjimc iui
created by the czar.
And in Germany the absolutist gov
ernment, wiser far and more efficient
than that of Russia, depends for its
continued lease of life upon the thor
oughness with which it serves the peo-
i , iL
pie and upon the solemn promises
makes of a popular government to di.
rect t- .... c ,
pire when the war is ended.
I UIII llllll' III f II If m T fl 1 I II 11(1 V . . .n . y.
forms, that Russia depends for it
It is to democracy that the kaiser
and his chancellor look forward for.
means of "making our people strong.
Surely through the smoke of battle
and amid the roar of guns "the cause
is marching on!" Warld-IIerald.
,But we can't see where the lamb
COmCS in I
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The boycotter is the meanest villain
that ever went unhung. I
Zimmerman is looking for that leak
in the diplomatic transportation sys-
One good capitol wing is better than
no wing at all. ho let 'er go at that
When Hiram Johnson resigns as
senator from California, he will be for-
I - r -
gotten over all
We all know who Sr Pati-w-L-
' uiw.c an wic oiiaft.;3 uuu
of Irelanrl n,l w, cainf
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o aunieumc-s gevs ner nusuunu i
inr.n trnnli o Thot'o uh.it V. ,,.:r I
--7 - ne u vn; niituiu
for the cxar of Russia, and her home I
i3 guarded dav and nie-ht.
,n,r, ,hi ,
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should be more interested in city af-
fairs do not attend the nominating
-But they don't.
The Cuban revolt ended in smoke,
And a former president, who headed I
the revolution, will perhaps have to
pay the penalty with his own life.
LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE.
ction has been taken by the Corn-
mercial club at Kearney to kill off the
measure which provides for the re-
building of the east wing of the Ne-
braska state copitol, and points out
that the legislature might just as well
maKe an appropriation lor an enure
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new state house.
And tnat 1S tne truth.
lt is the concensus of opinion that
Nebraska is sadly in need of a new
-niiu cvcivuuuv ivnuns uiai una
great state is certainly rich enough to
make no small appropriation for the
kind of a state house that will be a
credit to the best state in the union.
That being true, then the thing to
do is to takc action to secure just such
a Public building.
Hut there is one question that
i, i,i k, 4u .,e
should be settled before the matter of
appropriation comes up, and that is
tne proper place for locating the cap-
"1S Is a matter that should be put I
UP directly to the people.
If a state house, is to be built it
should be built for the generations of
And if a ncw capital is selected it
should be chosen with the same
thought in mind.
The only fair way to bring this
bout is by a referendum.
That would put it up directly to the
I people to decide and would have the
I . .
cfftct also of killing off much "horse
Pla'" concerning Nebraska's slate
There is every reason to believe that
the Nebraska legislators are desirous
of doing the right thing in regard to
this important- matter consequently
we wil1 expect them to put the ques-
tion UP to the People of this state that
they mav make a settlement for them-
selves. Hastings Tribune.
FOKMING A NEW ARMY,
More persons are thinking and writ-
ing about an army for the United
States than ever before, and the more
they think and investigate, the prouder
tney ieei 01 tne little regular armv
which this country has maintained
The officers of that army have been
practically a band of social scientists
of the highest order and their accom
plishments in that field have attracted
the attention of the whole world
These officers destroyed the hook
worm in Porto Rico, they conquered
yellow fever in Cuba, and converted
the disease-breeding swamps of Pan
ama into one of the most healthful
regions of the world. To them" was
entrusted the formation of free civil
government in Porto Rico, the Philip
pines and in some desordered repub-j
lies. The work was so well done that
it is admired by all men. In times of
disaster, such as the great San Fran
cisco fire, the overwhelming of Gal
veston by the sea and the Mississippi
and Dayton floods their services were
of the very h'hest vaIue- There has
I Iwifl 11SX rrt Illlo Hli'lM a ..11 4 l- l.-.wa
-vvl1 inimaiicm in tin iiic 10111
history of the American army.
hc changes in the world caused by
the European war call for the organ-
ization of a greater army and it is
only just and fair to listen to the ad-
vice of the men who have given such
of creating that army. A review of
hundreds of columns ,)rintct, upon the
Ui,.,.f .!, .v, .iur...
ence between wnat these army men
advise and what the great publicists
and statesmen say. Both want a
democratic" army in which aU citi
zens of military age and proper phy-
sical ability shall be trained and in
which not wealth, education, or social
landing shall exempt any man. The
military men insist upon a longer per-
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i"" nvm inuutus, ui iiauiuiy, wuuc i
IhAun nnnntpd cuir thur iv tn nino I
vrl.UUv.. w i
months is sufficient. That seems'to be I
the main difference. No one wants a
ier win ue utKeii up as soon. as cue
special session of congress convenes.
World - Herald
An eastern woman dressed in two
minutes and forty seconds, says an
exchange. That seems reasonable
judging from the
We Have Full Stock of Tires!
First Glass Machine Work!
Bring your cars in and have them looked
over before Spring. The best of mechanics
to look after your needs.
Second Hand Cars for Sale!
ALSO AUTO LIVERY
Garage Phone 394 Residence Phone 229
Jlarch is marching on.
The riders are up. So go to it.
Whatever, about the strike, mail
trains will run, just the same.
Licenses for twenty-one new state
banks have been granted recently.
liussia should go on and establish
a genuine republic. "Let thy people
Uncle Sam should make war on the
IOOU gammers, liiey are to blame lor
this hiSh cost of living
The groundhog's six weeks ended
with rain, sleet and snow, and winter
seems to want to linger awhile longer.
Even Mr. Bryan Grape Juice may be
vindicated now that the Di-trict of
Columbia has been voted drv bv con-
If there is anything to make a man
revolt it is to cut off his food supply.
That is what hurt, Russia to a great
Desirable dyes, it is said, can be
made from osage oranges, and it is
time something worth while should be
done to make use of that most disap
pointing fruit if fruit it can be called.
There might be some use in the fed
eral investigation into the use of shark
skins as a substitute for leather, were
it not for the fact that most of he
i kinning is done by the human sharks
Says the Bloomington Echo: "nut-
day this week the trirtv-five sacks of
mail were taken off from a neutral
American boat by the Englifh. It will
be necessarv to arm Ii.i;it n v.n.r
mails. Let's treat al. (oj-itries alite "
That is the right id-vi what is sauce
for the goose should De v:u.ee for the
By an overwhelming vote (he loner
louse of the Nebraska legislature lias
decided to accept federal aid in the
matter of building roads, and has de-
dr-d that ifOCO.OOO would be abr,i;t
Nebraska's proper share in the good
woi k. I he house finance rommif ..
reported favorably, anJ the committee
of the whole reported a recommenda
tion that the bill be engrossed for
third reading and final passage.
For Yellowstone Park Tourists!
Commencing this Summer all tourists tiansportation within Veilovv-
:stone Park wiM hu automobile. The White ten-passenger cars thai
uere so serviceable during 1910 over the Cody Scenic Road will be used
(hfoyjrhout y,e Iark
T 1. 1 1 1.1..
iitv iiLivekft ju tovi.'i n loiuujeie
gateway, or in one gateway and out
01 Vellowstone. Ail Park tourists,
Permanent eamps, will be earned in
unui-u.ui;i u rfuiuiiu.uiie in, jnueeu,
,,zurv. Nothing in the travel wor d
than touring Yellowstone by automobile
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S L Ii.M A I I N K 1) I ; F KN S ES.
Much has been written about a de
fense against submarines, but only
two devices of the scores that have
b.:n offered have been adopted. The
first is a submarine detector which
was first brought out by a Frenchman
two years ago, and is proving very
effective. Experiments made since
that time show that it will invariably
report the presence of a submarine
when it is several miles distant. Any
ship with a greater speed than a sub
marine, and all the larger ships have
greater speed, can easily get away.
The second is smoke device tin.'
will surround a ship for a circuit of
more than a mile with an impenetra
ble smoke screen. All the English lin
ers that have lately come through the
submarine zone have been equipped
with both these devices. An American
naval engineer has proposed another
plan. He says that 1,000 boats of
1.000 tons burden could be built in
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fiui l oicier and mane to run so low
in the water that they would be in
visible to a submarine at a few hun
dred yards. These boats could cover
the seas and transport good-; every
where with very little danger from
submarines. The big liners and other
large ships can be sighted by a sub
marine miles away and as the subma
rines only show their periscope they
are very hard to see and when discov
ered it takes exceeding good mark
manship to hit one of them with a
shot from a gun. World-Herald.
The drugless healcvs met at Lin
coln recently and ;-r.l a petition to
the legislature for the creation of
a standing committee to which may
be referred bills on subjects re'at
ing to the science of drugless healin;;.
The California scientist who has
figured out why men grow, might just''
as well keep on until he1 finds out why
some don't grow wiser.
Next to saying his "intentions were
good," conies that most drolling ex
cuse "lie allowed his heart to con
trol his head."
It is reported that Villa has the
pneumonia. And only a little while
ago they said he had Chihauhau.
Corn, if it keeps on going up, wilt
reach the dollar mark soon.
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llve-OUV LOUr. 111 ;ind mil llui K:iliir
the other, whether via Cody, Gardiner
whether patrons of the hotels or the
automobiles. Touring the Yellowstone
oe a combination ot cmciency and
eon d l.r. r.-,. ...nd tr
in connection with the Cody scenic-
This early news is given to the public that
has long waited for it. Illustrated publications
will later be furnished on request by the under
signed. R. W. CLEMENT. Ticket Agent
L. V. WAK5LEY, General Passenger Agent,
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