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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1919.
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Cbc plattsmoutb lourtial
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Entered at ros toff Ice, Pl&ttsmouUi. Neb., eecond-clajss mall matter
R. A. BATES, Publisher
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $2.00 PES YEAR IN ADVANCE
An Indiana man is said to have
been asleep for 213 hours. On the
face of the fact we say that's noth
Iiir. We have men right here in
this community who haven't adver
tised for years, and it looks like
some of them might never waken
President Wilson's Insistence
that Fiume shall not become Itali
an territory is a violation of one
of his Fourteen Points" which de
clared that the inhabitants of a
country should determine its na
tionality or national affiliations. The
President is still insisting upon his
Fourteen Points but disregarding
them himself whenever he finds it
convenient. Exchange. I
Col. Bryan comes Torward with
the announcement he has a new
legislative program prepared for the
next congress and also for the party
to adopt in 1920. Mr. Bryan has
had a good many platforms brought
out, and tried his hand at administ
ering one of them, but the success
attained in either case is insufficient
for the American people to put
much stock in his ideas or his abil
ity. Nemaha County Republican.
Governor McKelvie gives as a
reason for not vetoing the primary
bill passed by the late legislation:
"I did not veto the primary bill. I
regard the veto power as something
to be used when a bill is vicious or
is passed by improper means." This
is the correct view. It was not up
to him to pass upon the merits of
the bill amending the primary law.
The measure is not vicious and it
was not passed by improper means.
A trial may show that the changes
are good and satisfactory. Kearney
The Albion News sounds a timely
warning to the voters of its coun
ty when it. says: "Don't sign a
referendum petition unless you be
lieve the legislature made a mis
take." The referendum law is be
ing invoked to stay the operation
of the new primary law and the
new code bill. Many will sign one
or both of these petitions in good
faith because they believe the legis
lature made a mistake; many more
will sign them without giving it
any consideration Just because they
are asked to, while unfortunately
there are still others who will sign
them to prevent the laws from be
coming operative at the 1920 elec
tion. The latter class are entitled
to no consideration, and every voter
should be on his guard lest he
thoughtlessly lend his aid to such
a nefarious proceeding. The refer
endum law is a good one, but like
all good laws it is being abused.
i.Iubs are being organized over
the country for the purpose of pro
moting Wm. H. Taft for the Repub
lican nominee for president in 1920
The past few years has added ma
terially to the popularity of this
eminent statesman, and Democrats
as well as Republicans feel he is
the safest man in the nation today
to place at the head of our govern
ment. Mr. Taft is not only a man
well versed in the affairs of the na
tion, but is likewise an authority
on international law which will be
of great benefit to the nation dur
ing the period of reconstruction.
His attitude during the past few
years has placed himupon a pedest
al in the minds of all loyal citizens.
He has thrown partisan politics to
the wind and has aided the nation
and the president in every way pos
sible. He is a friend of the people
and will undoubtedly be nominated
and elected. Nemaha County Republican.
Yes, we will have good weather.
It has been our observation that
many a man who claims to be dis
creet Is only a coward.
When a woman says "there is no
use talking," you may Just as well
prepare for a long-windod argu
If a woman is wise she will nev
er remind a man of the hundred and
one fool things he said while he
was courting her.
Wouldn't Burleson be in a dick
ens of a shape if the wire owners
and the railroad owners would re
fuse to take 'em back?
There is no especial reason to get
frightened or panicky, for we are
going to have a good corn crop, you
know this is Nebraska.
If the people become very much
more disgusted with public owner
ship, they'll soon be giving this
country back to the Indians.
Men do not put new wine into
old bottles, the ministers tell us.
but they sometimes put new inner
tubes into old casings with just
about as good results.
The Hun is now howling for
merc3 but he is looking at things
from a different angle from what
he did a year ago. In other words,
his eyes are being opened.
Human nature is not what it
ought to be as long as it would
rather stand around and tell how
anything should he done instead of
rolling up its sleeves and helping
to do it.
Because Henry Ford has a monop
oly on the manufacture of light
cars he has no cinch on the matter
of suits at law. While still waging
a claim for damage to character
with a Chicago newspaper, he now
is endeavoring to uvseat his form
er opponent Newberry for congress.
And now they tell that the two
countries who were yelling so fran
tically for them last spring, arc in
clined to minimize the fact that they
did get there at all. France admits
having won the war herself, and
England i3 equally as frank. On the
other hand Germany is inclined to
blame this country for the punch
that finally put her out. Clarks
Out of that sorrowful tragedy at
Council Bluffs shines one clear ray,
that of the pure, unselfish courage
of two of the boy victims, who
went without hesitancy to the res
cue, one after another, only to be
caught in the fate they could not
avoid. This quality of devotion is
the noblest trait of man, and seldom
has it been shone in brighter light
than in this instance. Not all hero
ism is rewarded by crosses and
medals won in war, but true cour
age is never mistaken. Bee.
Down in St. Louis last week the
newly formed American Legion
asked that an investigation be made
at once of the reason for allowing
those conscientious objectors to
come home ahead of the boys who
gave real services to they" country,
and to come home with a pocket full
of money, an honorable discharge
and the express distinction that no
stigma attached to them for show
ing their streak of yellow. Our
guess is that the investigation will
never accomplish Very much, but
that the people of this country who
had to stand for such official action
will take care of it when the time
comes to register a vote of confi
dence in it. J. A. Long.
I mr-Dur ATJV TifVFC WflT
J 11.111 J A A. VAJW
One of the most informative
articles that have appeared, on the
conditions in Germany can bo found
in the May number of "Travel,
written by Robert M. McBride. Soon
after the armistice he made a jour-
ney through the occupied district
and beyond. In speaking of his
many conversations with the Ger
man people, he says:
"Defeat? She will not admit the
word to her lexicon. The soldiers
and the people decided to stop
fighting, that was all. Astonishing
as it may seem, there is little evi
dence of a general realization that
the nation has been conquered from
a military standpoint."
That may account for the state
ments made by the German parlia
mentary leaders and the sending of
Marshal Foch to the front. Mr. Mc
Bride says much of that feeling
comes about because the army of
occupation destroyed no property
and made ho requisitions upon the
people. Even the portion occupied
by the French oes on in a normal
way, the purely civil officers arc
not disturbed, the factories arc in
full operation, and that is a thing
that the German mind cannot rec
oncile with a great military defeat.
To completely convince the Germans
that they have been defeated it may
be necessary to make a further ad
vance, but if such an advance is
made, the German methods will not
bo adopted, unless it proves impos
sible to convince them in any other
ONLY TWO VOTES
The constitution of the United
States was adopted "to form a more
perfect union" of the thirteen states
that were each sovereign and in
dependent governments. Tnat con
stitution was attacked as fiercely a
the constitution of the Leaguo of
Nations Washington. who had
more to do with the constitution
than any other man, when it cm..c
before the convention for adoption',
"The constitution that is sub
mitted is not free from imperfec
tions; but there are as few ra'Mral
defects in it as could well be ex
pected, , considering the heterogci.
eous mass of which the convertion
was composed and the diversity of
interests which were to be reconcil
ed. A constitutional door Loin;:
opened, for future alterations arl
amendments, I think it would lie
wise in the people to adopt whal
is offered to them."
It is said that those who favor
the league of Nations will prit.t
those words in large letters on hau
liers and parade throuhg tho cnpitol
groumh? if they can got permission,
and they will place one of them i'i
the senate chamber. One wiiter
says there will not be more than
two votes against the league. 0:.e
of thorn will be Borah, but he would
not name the other. The propped
is that the nations "will form a
more perfect union" than ever be
fore existed among nations, and the
writer above quoted does not be
lieve that even Senator Lodge will
vote against it. World-llerald.
THE CALL Of THE FARM.
There is a chance for tho dis
charged soldier, or any other strong
man, to get onto the land without
waiting for any reclamation fclieme,
if ho is anxious to go.
The labor shortage is felt more
than anywhere else on tho farm and
reports In many of the states com?
in like this from the county and
"Need farm help. Wages from
$50 to $60."
"Help is very scarce. Wages Iron
$35 to $75'."
"Want farm help at $50 to $S0 a
From which it can bo seen thr-.t a
soldier who has only himself to
look out for, or the man in the cit"
looking for a job. might get fairly
remunerative employment in a day's
or night's ride from where he hap
pens to be.
To those who have not kept fa-J0f
miliar with farm wages the figures
quoted are somewhat surprising, for
not many years ago $20 to $25 or
$30 a month for farm hands was
considered first rate. The rise ha
come with the rise in all other la
bor, the cost of living and ftie in-
PcrCased profit in farming in recent
These wages of from $50 to $S0 a
month include board and lodging,
so that they are the equivalent of
$90 to $120 received when the em
ploye must pay for his own board
It is true that the farm laborer it
at only temporary employment. He
is looking for a chance to do better
or to become first a renter and tl t-n
the owner of a farm himself, but for
employment of this character 1 'it-
work offers a really fine opportun
ity to tho man who is no,t settled
and at thee wages he could, if hf
were thrifty, make considerable sav
A great many men now well-tc-lo
and drstinguiiOied in business or
professions worked as farm laborers
once at $1S a month and thought
thev were getting good pay. Ard
their work was a great deal hauler
than that required of the farm hand
of the present day. The tractor a .d
the gang plow and tho hay loader
and stacker, not to mention man;
other labor-saving devices, were not
then invented, and youthful brawn
and muscle had to do by main force
the work of modern niacin nery-World-Herald.
WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO.
The session of congress starting
today will have before it the whole
program of getting the country back
from war to peace.
The congress assembling today id
controlled by the republican?, whom
the people have commissioned to
deal with the momentous question:;
that iat be settled. Laws for the
future include those that were ask
ed of the democrats, such as fixing
a definite military policy, regulat
ing the control of oil and coal fields,
reclamation of waste areas, to pro
mote water power development, im
migration, and other measures need
ed for national" security and pros
perity. These are definitely plodd
ed and will be brought out in time.
Early on the list for enactment
are placed bills to restore the tele
graphs and telephone wires to their
owners, to adjust the railroad sit
uation and to submit tho women
suffrage amendment to t he state::
for ratification. Along with these
will go the merchant marine, read
justment of revenue regulations,
and Mich tariff legislation as will
take part of the burden off th"
consumer and put it on the foreign
WHAT THE LEAGUE MEANS.
A large measure of disappoint
ment is obviously the portion of
those who expected the league of
nations to rise in complete and har
monious beauty on a perfectly level
led ground of principle, on a site
cleared of all local and selfish preoc
cupations. No such disappointment
awaits those who looked forward,
not to the rise of a beautiful archi
tectural monument, but to the birth
of a living thing, and like most
new-born things, the features yet
to take perfect form, the eyes, a
little weak to tho sun. awkward,
red-faced, squalling a good deal
but alive. Much more desirable
than a lovely .and completed monu
ment for people to look at and
leave out of the common reckoning
is a living organism qualified to
function. And it is functions that
lire constantly being assigned to the
league of nations.- Thus tar we
know that it will have sorneth'ng to
do in connection with Danzig, with
the'Saar Valley, with the German
colonies, with Shantung, and not
improbably with Fiume; end this is
to leave out of account the broader
problems of international food,
shipping and finance, including the
reparations and indemnities from
the central powers. This is what
Lloyd George meant when he said
that the time spent on the covenant
the league was a saving of time
in tho business of making peace. It
is what Mr. Wilson has had in his
mind from the beginning. Omaha
TRYING THE KAISER. '
Some ten years ago, A. G. Gardi-I
ner, the brilliant editor of the
London Daily News, wrote of Kais
er Wilhelm as "master of a million
men, the most powerful figure in
Europe." Mr. Gardiner then fell
The kaiser is easily the foremost
man in Europe. lie i3 a king after
Charles the firsts own heart. a
king indeed," the last that is left,
the residuary legatee of the "divine
right." . . . The kaiser is still able
to associate Providence with his
rule, still invokes the Almighty as
the witness of his authority. De
mocracy, which has devoured all
the rest, thunders at the base of
his throne. It leaps higher and
even hisrher. One day there will
come a wave that will submerge all
and "divine right" will have passed
forever from kings to peoples. Then
the kaiser will rule by consent, like
our own monarch, or
In the kaiser as Gardiner saw
him at Potsdam ten yeafo ago de
scended to the kaiser of the fulfilled
prophecy, we see drastic punish
ment. The state of the refugee
cowering on Dutch soil would hard-
lv bo made worse by exile to an
other place or by death itself.
If the punishment of an individ
ual were all there were to the try-
ins of the kaiser before an inter-
rmirt .14 the allies are said
to have determined to (!. the pro
rr.f.,i;m ww.ild hardlv be worth
Hut the precedent of hold-
in individual ruler criminally
responsible lor (USlUrilIiy mt priU.c
!,, ,, ,,,.1.1 fnr snnrpnip Of-
fense against international morality
and the sanctity of treaties" makes
the prosecution well worth while. It
hob's responsible to the world thejthe V. S. Internal Revenue Dept., in
ruler who refused to be responsible
to ausht but himself, a g;ood ex-
.1 tuple to
the future. Lincoln
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) all who in case of any stomach
troubles, constipation, indiiresrion.
ratulence headache, nervousness,
I etc., are in the habit of placing con-
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this remedy as well as that of Trin-
I .g Anelica mtter Xonic has bocn
i;ajn approVed on May 2, 1919, by
hVashinRton, and you will set both
I these remedies always at your drug
gist. Of course, .the best is to keep
them at hand in your family medi
cine chest, both being excellent and
highly reliable remedies. Rev. Sko-
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Triner Company, 1333-1343 S. Ash
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EGGS FOR HATCHING.
Single combed ButT Orphington
eggs for hatching. One dollar per
setting of fifteen eggs, or five dollars
per hundred. See or call Sam Good
man. Mynard, Nebr. 19-tf
Wall Paper, Paints, Glass, Picture
Framing. Frank Gobe.'man.
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