The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, March 26, 1917, Page PAGE 4, Image 4

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    .MONDAY, MARCH Lr,, 1017.
he Plattemou tb 'Journal
Entered at Tostofflce at Plattsmouth.
"My policy has !een to cul
tivate peace with all the
world. I moist sincerely and
i!couty wish that the exer
tiins of those having this ob
ject in iew may effect what
human nature cries aloud for
a general peace." George
Oh. for Jays of peace and plenty.
It always sounds louder when some
body else slams the door.
I.ove is yelled from the house tops
and whispered in the valley.
It's next to impossible to break
broad or break inio society unless you
have the dough.
Many an invalid wife has been re-
stoivd to good health by prescribing
a new Easter bonnet.
There is an eastern sanitarium
who.-c patients are cured by absolute
sik-nce. That's better than divorce,
' :o:
With complete freedom of the
seas enj yed by every country that okl
joke about the Swiss navy may yet
come true.
A stei.atie-al operator".-; definition
-f marriage is .-imply an opportunity
f- ; ;ri ii to throw herself away on
si'ie ; ; i f ' i ". g man.
"t)..c good turn deserves another,"
and that is one good reason why Jess
Wargu should be re-elected for city
clerk, ile has made good in every
Th ie- don't st'. iii to be any use
f r ne v. -pape rs to warn people against
frauds, they stiil g right on getting
taken in for their dollars :md cents
by soirie fake aifair in the cities, and
never hear of their money again, or
the articles thev send for either.
The poto!;ice department is go
ing to rip up the postmaster business
on a iee'-rd making tour of physical
and mental economies. It is almost
certain that a radical reduction will
be made in the salaries of some post
maters, and clerks also.
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Instead of building a new state
Louse in thy near future, the legisla
ture simply wants to build the east
wing now, and complete the other
piece by pkre. The taxpayers are
not going to be given anything to say
alniut it. "Damn the people," any
wav. It's interesting to hear that the
nearly unanimous vote for Caranza
as president of Mexico was largely
due to the slogan that proved so ef
fective for President Wilson "He
kept us out of war." Most Americans
Lave supposed that Mexico wanted
war with the United States.
The taxpayers and business men
of Plattsmouth, who seem unconcern
ed about the city affairs, never even
attending the ward piimaries or the
g neral convention should either take
more interest in selecting candidates
or fei ever hold their peace in refer
ence to the matters in the city and
what legislative affairs arc conducted
through the city channels.
The editor of the Hastings Tri
bune, Adam Urcdc, has been sued for
tv. -oty mousanu oonars because o!
f e Use of a wrong initial in connec
tion with a man's name. Don't
worry, Adam, there isn't a newspaper
nH:ce or ntv-t paper in the state but
what sucli misiaK -s occur every day,
almost, but they an- n--t ail damphool
to holler about su h -i " tnk' s.
Neb., as second-class mall matter.
Easter will soon be here.
' :o:
Colored eggs will be in profusion.
:o: ;
Warm days make the hens lay and
IJixby says jingoism and prohibi
tion aren't even first cousins.
You will soon be looking at the
other end of the thermometer .
Anionic the earthly possessions of
a worthless man you can always find
a wife.
The French are on the road to
Ham. That's where many of us
would like to be.
It matters not how short a woman's
skirt may grow, the bill gets a bit
longer just the same.
It will soon be time to go after
the weeds. Cut them early and they
will be easier kept down.
Every citizen should have all the
L.atden he can. That's the way to
reduce the high cost of living.
Some men walk as though they
owned the whole earth, when they
could not pay for a town lot even.
Next week is "Pure Food" week
and recognition of this affair by all
agencies is recommended by Gover-ev:!.'-
Xo matter how soon the European
war is over it will be many years be
fore the laxpaying subjects lose in
terest in it.
Human nature is
thy same e very-
It is the variety of the pack
age in which it is put that makes it
so interesting.
The fellows who opposed prepared
ness three or four yeais ago, can now
see where they made a prand mis
take in eloing so.
Luck means being an early riser,
living on a dollar a day if earning
nly two, minding your nwn business
and letting the other fellow do the
The coal barons have robbeel this
this country about long enough, and
something should be elone to check
them of completly robbing the con
sumer. :o: :
Garden making time is getting
nearer and nearer. Lvervone who
possesses a garden spot should plant
every inch of it, in view of still fur
ther increase in the high cost of liv
"There will be little change this
year in mens clothing says a lasli-
lon papei. Mie will probably not
take the word of the fashion paper
for it, but will insist on going through
them as usual to make sure.
Xow they are going to make mu
nitions of war down in Mexico. They
don't want to put the plant near
where Villa and his gang can get to
it or he will blow up Mexico City the
first thing he does.
Since the "Lyme tlry" law has been
in operation in Kansas, it is said the
police have been pretty busy Ureal
ing up ginger ale bottles. And now
the police have been instructed to
arrest druggists who sell soft drinks
that contain Jamicia ginger.
If the capitol is to be located it
should be located by a vote of the
people. While we are of the opinion
that it would be located by the re
ferendum at its present site it would
prove a great satifaction to the peo
pie of the western part of the state
to even have the privilege of voting
on the proposition.
President Wilson has called con
gress to meet in extra session on
April second, instead of the sixteen
th of April.
But why April second?
Why not sooner?
In fact why didn't President Wil
son have the new congress take up
the work where the old congress left
He knew the conditions then as well
as he knows them now.
He knew that the United States
must be prepared he preached it but
failed to put it into practice.
If the United states is not proper
ly prepareel then it could be very
easily destroyed by a foreign foe
and without congress in session the
work of preparation can not go on.
The United States has a little over
one-tenth the number of officers that
were killed ami captured in the first
eleven months of the Russian of
fensives anil defeats in East Prussia.
It has been pointed out that we
have not enough officers in service
and in reserve to officer an army of
three hundred thousanel men, and we
will need at least three million men.
That is why we favor the proposed
universal training measure.
At this very time the United States
fleet is short twenty-six thousand m
licet is short twenty-six thousanel
men and officers and our battle
ships anil auxiliaries are without of
ficers and men to man them.
This is the predicament the United
States finds itsylf in at this very mo
ment. If a state of war exists today be
tween the United States and Ger
many, as Washington news tells us,
then it is high time we were keep
ing our eyes on the Pacific coast.
It is not Germany that we should
For about all that Germany will
do is to sink a few more ships that
are caught in the "barred zone."
Hut the movements of Japan are
what we are interested in.
Those who think that Japan has no
grievance with the United States
should disillusionize themselves at
It is an open secret that for three
years past Japan has been in secret
alliance with Mexican revolutionary
k-aders, anil with Carranza.
And while we have slept Japan and
Mexico have prepared.
That is why that huge cartridge
plant is being erected in Mexico to
It is known that Russia and Japan
have formed an alliance for the con
quest and division of all Asia, as well
China, and possibly the Phillip-
This is one reason why Russia be
gan talking for separate peace.
And it would not be surprising
that at any time now Russia will
withdraw from the entente.
Already China has been doing just
what Japan dictated. That means
that China will soon belong to Japan.
And Japan has been doing the same
thing in Mexico that she has been do
ing in China.
Why does the United States shut
its eyes to these facts?
Why have the newspapers failed to
give these facts to the public?
It has been openly charged in con
gress that English gold has bought up
the press associations and twenty-five
of the leading papers of this country
and there is every gootl reason to
believe that there certainly is good
foundation for such serious charges.
England's gold is making the peo
ple of the United States believe that
they have much to fear from Ger
many, but the real truth is that Jap
an is the enemy that we should fear
and prepare to meet. Hastings Tri
After the censor gets through with
some ol those Kussian newspapers,
they sometimes have more white
space than printu matter. Jn view
of the cost of white paper the cen
sor should be more considerate.
The biggest news events in the
history or the world are occuring
daily now, and the metropolitan jour
nals are grasped more eagerly.
It was admirably fitting that the
first government to recognize the new
government of Russia should be our
There is one issue, we take it, up
on which all Americans, whether na
tive born or naturalized, can and do
agree. They are for democracy as
against absolutism. They are for gov
ernment of the people, by the people
and for the people as against gov
ernment resting on the claim of "di
vine right'' which formulates its law
regardless of the will of the governed
and imposes it regardless of their
When the French people deposed
Napoleon III in 1870 and proclaimed
a republic the United States was
quick to recognize it anel President
Grant, in his message to Congress,
"The re-establishment in France of
a system of government disconnected
from dynastic traditions of Europe
appeared to be a proper subject for
the felicitations of Americans . Should
the present struggle result in at
taching the hearts of the French to
our simpler form of representative
government, it will be a subject of
still further satisfaction to our peo
ple. While we make no effort to
impose our institutions upon the in
habitants of other countries, and
while we adhere to our traditional
neutrality in civil contests elsewhere,
we cannot be indifferent to the spread
of American political ideas to a great
and highly civilizeel country like
With the Russian revolution Ameri
can political ideas have found a
home in a country far greater than
France in area and population, though
far below it in the scale of civiliza
tion. But it is the element that re
presents the apex of Russian civili
zation that is in control of thy new
government, and the ideals that in
spired it were feelingly told by Dr.
MilukofT, the foreign minister, when
l.y said to Ambassador Francis:
"I have been more than once in
your country anil may bear witness
that the ideals which are represented
by the provisional government are
the same as underlie the existence
of your own country. I hope that this
great change which has come to Rus
sia will do much to bring us closer
together than we have ever been be
fore. We are proud to be
recognized by a country whose ieleals
v.e cherish."
There are many and serious ob
stacles to be met and overcome be
fore it can bo said that the rule of
the' people is established, in Russia.
It is only the beginning that has
been made. But that movement will
move forward with moderation and
wisdom toward an assured success
must be the hope of every good Am
erican anel of every friend of de
mocracy everywhere in the world.
And with all the dangers that con
front the liberal leaders of Russia,
with all the internal weaknesses
that must be dealt with, there is yet
gooel reason to expect that this rev
olution will not move backward. For
the very stars in their course are
lighting against absolutism and for
the growth and spread of the demo
cratic ieleals.
It is less than a century and a
half ago that the founders of the
American republic pledged their lives,
their fortunes and their sacred honor
to the ideals that had then but few
friends in the world. They spoke for
only a few million people sparsely
populating an almost virgin continent
It was from France alone of the na
tions of the earth that they drew any
substantial encouragement. And even
France had before it almost a hun
dred years of struggle, of alternate
progress anel reaction, before it was
destined to give stability to its own
Today the democratic ideal lias
spread to the four corners of the earth
and is planted, predominantly, in
every continent. Great Britain, France,
the United States, with Chinaa a re
cent accession to popular rule, now
joined by Russia, comprise together
an area of more than a billion and a
quarter of people. Contrast with
these the important nations that are
still ruleel by emporers Austria
Hungary, Germany, Turkey anel Ja
pan with a total population of only
a little more than .00,()00, and an
area of less than a million and a
half square miles! Six times the po
pulation under popular rule and near
ly two anel a half times the terri
tory! And even in these the power
of the people has been and is rowing
fast. The House of Hohenzollern has
survived the democratic storm thus
far and only because the erficiency
and honesty of thegovernment it has
given, and the close and respectful
attention it has paid to the popular
The most powerful part in Ger
many today is the socialist, and its
leader, Scheidemann, says in the so
cialist organ, Vorweats:
"It does not require many words to
ej.lain why almost the whoie world is
arrayed against us. The answer is
quickly given. The whole world sees
among our enemies moie or less de
veloped forms of democracy and in
it sees only Prussians. We have al
ways answered by referring to the ab
solutism of Russia, but now Czarism
is gone and the emperor's successor
is to accept the throne only if the re
representatives of the people agree.
These representatives are to be elect
ed on the basis of universal, equal
direct and secret suffrage.''
And the conservative Berlin I,oka
Anzeiger sees in the Russian revolu
tion the strengthening and unifying
cf the entente powers. It has put a::
end to the antagonism between Brit
ish and French democracy and Rus
sian absolutism. The perils threaten
ing Germany's future, the Lokal An
zciger forsees, will be "formidably in
creased if a state with a democratic
constitution were to ari.-e on her east
ern frontier."
Yon Bcthmann-Ilolhveg, the great
tie; man chanceilar, ha:; bowed before
the storm. "Woe to the slate-men,''
he warned the Prussian diet, who, af
ter this war is over, attepmts to "put
new wine in old bottle s." And he re -billed
to their faces the Prussian ro
net ;nat ies who were cor.teniiing
rgaiiist measures to equalize electoral
lights in the empire.
The leaven is working, working fast.
Democracy may hone, and with goo :
reason.that after the war is ended, if
not before, its deals will be accepted
and established in the central Euro
pean powers even as among thei:
neighbors.' When that day comes the
ene great standing menace to the
peace of the world, and to the amity
and co-operation of nations, will have
been swept entirely away. World
After which comes fine weather
ma vbe.
Letter files at the Journal office.
The world seems to by going crazy
over the war business. War is noth
ing but the murder of young men
who become soldiers. Europe has
murdered millions of men, only for
Only about one out of l-very fifty
in business succeed. In other words,
forty-nine out of every fifty are lack
ing in the business ability and gooil
judgment necessary to succeed.
The near approach of the spring
season has aroused our people to the
necessity of opening the "clean-up"
campaign early to make Plattsmouth
cleaner and better in every way for
the summer months.
Plattsmouth can't afford to over
look any move that has a tendency to
make better roads. Some autoisls in
this old town would rather stand
back on their oars and let the farmers
do all the fixing.
William Jennings Bryan says:
"Colonel Roosevelt declares that what
this country must do is to go to war
with Germany at once, and when it
strikes to strike hard. If we do not
go to war with Germany the colonel
wi .i-.iii-i hr lirwtintff :idmiralion
LUlllW - 1 ' ' 1 ' ' -- v - ' j
of the allies if he would slip them j
the tip where to strike." I
Easter Sunday, April 8. j
pa v H m, w M vi zm w
'iiie L'in.l Yen Have Always Bought, and which has been
is. ii2u for CYC over 30 years, has borne the signature of
and has been made unir-r his pcr-
j t- r' 7"7 sond. supervision since i:s infancy.
''MCZ. aiig-vv no cne to deceive yv. in this.
-II Couiiteifeitj-, Imitations and Just-as -joy :l " are but
'Lzi.r.i imencs that triHe with and endanger the health of
Ii'.-i.:xV.v anel Children Experience against Experiment.
Vu'imai is CAS & OH$A
Catena is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, P.-rer;eriv:?
Drops and Seething Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains
:i:ic-r Crlun, Morphine nor other narcotic suharv..--.
-re is ii.: guarantee. For more than thirty yo;:is it has
Vrii. in c.-siant us 3 for the relief of Constipation", i'iatulency,
vViad Cjli: and Diarrhoea; allaying Fevcrishness arising
therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach and 2ov.-e!s, aids
:h assimilation cf Food; giving healthy and nature sicap.
'Iho Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
mmmE CASTOR I A always
Bears the
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as use roi
Th2 Kmd You Have A! ways Bouori
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Clean ii) your premise.-:. Don't de
The i-priiiL': fever will .sf.-ii lie wit! of us.
Speaking of l'iower gardens, tl.e
potato lias blooms.
One niure wee!; and the legislature,
is done. TIu:i.k the Lord!
lien 's Ii ' i ; f t-. it oeeans and
-eaiis ;' Ml it- . ; v. i!l he planted
Jlis sea-'M.
'file electric fan a-d the ba.-e ban
fan come in about the same time in
the season.
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Next to wisdom the ability t h !-.
like ready money is probably the
!nt to he desired.
IKneei'oith l!ie lower hoax: oi" the
legislature sevves without pay, and
the senate has another week to ro
:o:- a jrroiK'ii is one of life.-;
nool'est oecU)atious. Tile eonijielisa
lien is all in the form of knocks, and
Any sportsman will till you that
man cannot always do Ids best, hut
there is ro reason why a man should
not try his best to do Ids best.
1 4x40
1 6x45
58 Tons
90 Tons
I 38 Tons
215 Tons
1 housando in use.
Warranted 5 3'cars.
cmerdoan Silo Supply Co.,
No. 213 Traders Building, Kansas City, Mo. -s
For If Glloivsfona Park Tourists!
Commencing this Summer all toui ists transput tut ion within Yellow
atone Park will be by automobile. The White ten-passenger cars thai
were so serviceable during l!)Id over the Cody Scenic Road will he u.-ed
throughout the Park.
Park tickets will cover a complete five-day tour, in and out the same
gateway, or in one gateway and out the other, whether via Cody, Cardiner
or Yellowstone. All Park .tourists, whether patrons of the hotels or the
permanent camps, will be carried in automobiles. Touring the Yellowstone
Wonderland by automobile will, indeed, be a combination of ediciency and
luxury. Nothing in the travel world could he more scenic and satisfying
than touring Yellowstone by automobile in connection with the Cody scenh-route.
U.V" irilimiii'iill I I if
Signature of
m v n fw yoctk citv
Etrs for hatehinir. Single coml
IJuff Orphinjrten, 1.00 per setting or
j ..". 10 per luo. Samuel Goodman,
j Mynaid, Nebraska.
A slight !y used player piano, very
sjx eia! bargain eash or terms. Write
oi- phone A. IIope Co. lol.'J Douglas
j t Om;ih:i Win- "tivL-lv
Doinir the Work.
W. T. Xanney, Noel, Mo., writes,
"Your 15. A. Thomas' llojr l'owcier
is doinc; the work down in this part
of the world. It pr ved to he what
we needed to prevent and cure ho
cholera and expel worms."
II. M. Soennichsen.
Puis & (oinsemer.
i:;(;s rou hatciiinc.
"i oin S. ( '. IClnule I. land lieis and
t'. White Oi pinions, si. 00 per la;
S5.C0 per 100. Local delivery. A. O.
Ramjre, Plattsmouth. Phone 33 1C.
East of Riley Hotel.
Coates' Block,
Second Floor
30 feat's
None Beller.
INonc tseller. m ft
Arrcnts Wauled. fejHgwfeJUh,
This early news is jriven to the public that
has lony; waited for it. Illustrated publications
will later be furnished on request by the under
signed. R. W. CLEMENT. Ticket Agent
L. W. WAKELEY, Gemrii! Passenger Afont.
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