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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL
MONDAY. JUNK 0. I9li).
Cbe plattsmoutb journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Entered at rostofflce, Flattsmoutta. Neb., u second-class mall matter
R. A. BATES, Publisher
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THOSE "SPORTY" imfiiiua,.,, m wv.nic.i.i,
SCHOOL TEACHERS ' lurn oul TO ne sentimentalists, it
seems to be so in this case, and that
Sure thins, this is good weather
for cabbape and ducks.
America is a fortunate country.
She grows by the follies of the Euro
Sixteen IMattsmouth patients now
in hospitals away from here. Would
that support an institution in this
A pood road for 365 days in the
year from here to Omaha, would
help the merchant, the farmer and
Nothing is more touching than
the retailer's story to the custom
er as he tries to explain what is
making prices advance.
The German people are sick of
war, according to a returned sold
ier. And yet, they are objecting to
taking their medicine now.
The chances are that the soldier
who loM his girl while he was away
in France lost something that
wasn't worth much, anyway.
Ktissia is finding out that wheth
er you get drunk on liberty or plain,
ordinary booze the bill is always
waiting when the spree is over.
Why not place insurance with
Considering that there is another
national election in 1920, it prob
ably is better not to sell the White
House at this time.
Terhaps the Germans don't wish
the Allies to try the kaiser for fear
he may take the stand and iinpli
cate some more Germans.
It is an economic pity that the
addition of water to milk doesn't do
the milk as much good as- more wat
er in ice tea does the Jea.
President Wilson will not be a
candidate in l'J'U. lies too good a
politician for that. It's going to
be the kind of a year when the
smart democrats always let IJryari
Nebraska institutions and have the
money left in this state where we
can get hold of it once in a while.
New Zealand, with the combined
area of the states of Illinois and
New York, has one-half as many
sheep as the whole United States.
Germany squeals because her part
calls for squeals, but we sometimes
expect that down deep in her heart
she feels she is getting off easier
than she deserved.
As nearly as we can get the atti
tude of the Germans, they hesitate
to sign the Peace. Treaty because
they feel it mipht possibly put them
in the position of looking as if they
had lost the war.
Those pictures which are litho
graphed on the calendars of the im
meruse buildings which are owned
by the insurance companies are
built by premiums paid in part by
western risks. Did it ever occur to
Anna Carlson's idea of hades is a
place where there is continual nag
ging and bickering over things that
don't amount to shucks and where
Nmc old duffer is continually on
the job looking for mistakes made
by his fellow men.
"Wouldn't it be real fport for a
S. A. T. C. man to get to paddle an
overseas veteran for violating fresh
man traditions?" chuckles the Uni
versity Kansan. adding that it is
very possible some such doings may
take place next fall.
"Laws won't bring prohibition,"
writes a Denver reader. Not direct
ly, perhaps, but the law gives cour
age to decent citizens, and robs the
liquor interests of their self-assur
ance. John Barleycorn is no great
Iy different from other fighters, and
when his morale is gone. he's
- ':o: .
If a holdup man has his coat torn
in the scuffle with his victim he
lan't supposed to send a bill for re
pairs from, the jail. This bit of
etiquette is recommended to the
German peace delegates, who are
reported to be contemplating put
ting In a claim, for 13 billion marks
to the allies for damages from the
blockade. . .
In justice to the South, it perhaps
should be remembered that they
haven't reduced their cotton acreage
much more than the producers of
other states seem to have reduced
the wool acreage.
( arlyle said. America, too, will
have to strain its energies, crack
Its sinews, and all but break its
heart, as the rest of us have had to
do, in thousand-fold wrestle with
the Pythons and mud demons, be
fore it can become a habitation for
A great many Americans who
read the airplane news are now be
ginning to understand what Portu
gal is useful for. There is no bet
ter place for American aviators to
land than on Portugal, partly be
cause it is well situated, and then
because it requires some skill to hit
Still more mutt be done to make
the safety street car perfectly safe.
But there is a question whether the
work should be carried as far as it
has been in safety matches. A per
fectly safe car that wouldn't run
would be like a safety match which
won't light, of which we had quite
enough during the war.
A 4-year-old boy who recently
moved to Wellsville Is much inter
ested in his new neighbors and has
rather original ways of identifying
them, writes Mrs. Converse in the
Wellsville Globe. "Mamma," he
called the other day. "the man
where we went to see the "woman
who has the two girls is going by."
Fifteen years ago, all of the popu
lation of a town came pouring out
of the house to see the automobile
which chanced to come to town.
Now they park them in the middle
of the street, with a narrow passage
way on either side, in which to
drive the others. Yes it was fifteen
years ago, and how things have
changed. The other day an air
plane passed ovxr this city, it did
not alight, but some day one will
and then more, and bye and bye
they will come in flocks and where
are they going to be parked? Have
you " considered that yet?
About a year ago, just before J.
K. McDaniel left this city he sent
and got a diamond for George Mc
Daniel, costing over all 1102.50.
George was flush then and thought
he could wear diamonds. He went
to the service in the navy and when
he came back from the service and
went to Chadron, he wished to pur
chase a home and tte money in
vested in the diamond would come
in handy so he sold it for $135.00.
This was last Monday., In twenty
minutes later the man who bought
it from him resold it for $200.00. It
was listed as a five-eighth carat. We
had beard that diamonds were good
property, but did not know they
would grow that way.
The Kansas superintendent of
schools. Miss Lizzie Wooster. having
decreed that the man who teaches
school in that state hereafter must
abandon the pipe, the cigar, the cig
arette and the "makin's" thereof.
we shall expect the cause of educa
tion to go forward now with leaps
and bounds. One thing the public
has feared for a number of years in
Kansas, and that is that knowledge
has been knocked into a cocked hat
by the devil-may-care young men
who are teaching the young idea
how to shoot. Now, Kansas can put
out the lights and go to bed for a
restful night of undisturbed sleep.
The state has put the muffler on
the wayward men who teach school.
Come to think of it. however, did
Miss Wooster ever see a man school
teacher given over to the depraved
habit of smoking? Did anybody
ever see the superintendent of the
city schools in the old home town
giving himself up to such a riot of
ungodliness and personal comfort ns
to sit down and smoke a well-flav
ored cigar? Can- you imagine the
picture of any school teacher you
happen to know in Kansas, sitting
down under his own vine and kg
tree which he seldom ever owns.
of course to "turn himself loose
for a pipefull of "fine-cut?"
Hasn't the young woman who
presides over the destinies and.
Hpparently, the morals of the
Kansas school teachers, taken quite
turn out of the road in order to
borrow trouble about the tendencies
to extravagance among the humble
profession of male school teachers?
In the first place, it is an expen
sive habit, and, heaven knows th
school teachers of Kansas have not
been allowed an appropriation for
indulgence in luxuries out of the
salaries paid them by the school
boards. It is scandalously report
ed in the sewing societies of slate
politics that there are .a few pro
fessors at the state schools who
meet occasionally in the dark and
mysterious quiet of club rooms, pull
down the blinds, lock the doors, and
smoke cigarettes. But that is
where the college professor has the
advantage over the ordinary school
teacher. Miss Wooster has no jur
isdiction over the college men.
Still, things are not so bad as
they may appear. Kven grantel
that here and there you will find
one who must give up the pleasure
of an occasional "pull at the pipe,"
there still is left to the men teach
ers, as one 'of them points out, the
solace of a game of croquet on Sat
urday afternoons, between three and
four, provided, of course, they are
No statute has yet been enacted
in Kansas against the school teach
er attending Sunday school and
young people's meetings on the Sab
bath day, and. it appears, also, that
the bill failed of passage intended
to prevent games of checkers be
tween school teachers.
Baseball has been cmscu from
the list of outdoor sports for our
regulated male teachers, to be fure,
for baseball is a rude game. and
sometimes money changes hands on
the outcome. School teachers must
follow the good old injunction to
avoid the very appearance of evil.
But there is tiddlc-de-winks and
blind man's Miff and hidc-and-seck.
There's lots of fun left yet to the
school teachers. It is a fine inspir
ation for red-blooded men. and we
have always complained, you know,
that our male teachers were not
sufficiently red-blooded to deal with
men of the world. K. C. Times. '
what Mr. Wells and Mr. Masefield
take for a pure liberalism is really
an over-developed, sensibility. It
has its uses and none has demon
strated knowledge of them better
than these writers in their proper
field, but to go and think it is lib
eralism to coddle German egotism!
If British liberalism has a duty
in this crisis it would seem to bo
to Britishers who are perhaps en
titled to look for something from
the peace, and who perhaps will
need the help of Mr. Wells and the
BishoD of Oxford and others who
admit things in this world are not
nuite right, to get it. Liberalism in
Britain ought to leave solicitude for
the old' order of things. of which
Germany was and is the chief but
tress, to the Lord Lansdownes.
A breach of faith with a beaten
enemy would be deplorable, to be
sure, but that is not where the
danger to the world lies. The
danger would be in a breach of
faith wih the peoples of Britain
and France ami America who have
made the unparalleled sacrifices
necessary to preserve their liberties
and the world's civilization from
the menace of German militarism.
If the treaty should break faith
with them, if it should provide no
security for their future while they
are laboring to repair the damage
Germany has done, we might then
expect Mr. Wells and the others to
come to the defense of the threaten
ed and helpless. But a solicitude
that sees only the unhappy state
which the Germans, by their own
aggression, have got themselves in
to, and is blind to the state Kng-li.-dimen
and Frenchmen wou'id be
iti if that aggression had not been
met, surely proceeds less from liber
al heads than from too liberal
hearts. K. ('. Times.
AMERICA'S CORNER STONE.
STEADY! NO SLOPPING OVER ! 1
What i3 this we read of H. G.
Wells, John Masefield, Jerome K.
Jerome and, yes, his reverence of
Oxford? Signing a protest against
the peace treaty on the ground that
it is a brach of faith with a beaten
And this long while we have been
accustomed to hearing these imu re
ferred to as British intellectuals.
Their action will go far to confirm
! a suspicion that has got abroad that
Can you imagine anything more
impressive than a column of Ameri
can soldiers? Not alone is it the
strength and vigor of young man
hood, in all its glory, but it is the
dignity and might of the world V
greatest people that marches by.
And when to this is united the lov
ing tenderness of the home, as ex
hibited by the greeting given the
returned soldiers in Omaha, all tho
imposing majesty of America i
made clear. It springs from the
home, and the home is &afe whib
it has th devoted men and women
to cherish it and these splendid boys
and girls to defend it. "From
scenes such as this Auld Scotia's
grandeur springs," sang Burns in
celebration of the family reunion,
and that aptly applies to the scenes
witnessed here Friday. It is a
iiuarantv of the nernetuity of the
Do you suppose that Germany
will ever find out any difference be
tween just peace, and just peace.
The news that Mexico has anoth
er revolution on will i.eip to make
us realize that things are getting
back to the old normal peace basis.
It is a practical' certainty that
the Plattsniouth nurse who married
the man she had attended through
the flu bus a comparatively happy
life ahead of her. Barring a re
currence, of the flu itself, probably
no man ever becomes so disagree
able again as lie was while he wan
laid up with the flu.
One of the city creators have
been occasionally talking about
building a new church, but it eecms
to us the old church will hold all
tho pfoplo that can get in it. But
a basement should be excavated un
der the whole building. There
should be a basement with a church
kitchen, a' rest room where mother
could take their fretful babies in
stead of having to stand around
wih them outside, .and there should
be a sound proof cell where a fath
er could take his young offspring
"'hen he misbehaves and give him
the treatment that is good for his
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As a result the Owen costs you but one
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The Owen has a "si
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Grinding of valves and
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It will light as high ns
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Dozens of such reasons as this should urge
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Agency of Cass and Otoe Counties
Office Phone No. 650 Residence Photic Nos. 487 and 502
oitnrit or iii:kin;
nittl if I'riilialr f Will
in tit' tVnnty (.'iiurt of ";t-s -oiim-v,
Slate t'f .Nilraskii, County of Cass,
To Anna Zitkn. Lillian Jaske. Hoi-mi..-
Si'.llak an.l Mary .Jlin.-k, ami to
nil poi sons i nt oi osl m! in tlit- estate of
James .It-linek. I 'tcoiistd:
Oil i-.-al in; tlio otition of ,M;irit
.IclMirk praying that the Instrument
Me. I in this eotirt on the :th 'lay of
Mav, l!i:. ami purporting to he the
last will ami testament of the said
il.-eeuseil. mav he prove.) anil alloweil.
iMi'l le.or.h-.l as the last will ami tes
(ami'M of said .lames .Telinek. .leeeas-.-.1;
that .-ai.l instrument he admitted
in prol ate, ami the a.lministial ion of
ahl .slate he rant'.l to K.lwar.l
!onat. as administrator with the will
It is herehy ordered that you and
all persons interest. .1 ii( said matter,
mav. and do. appear at the County
I'ourt to he held in and for said
emuitv. on the Jtth day of June A. I .
l'.ilH. at nine hu k a. m.. t show
cans.-, if any there he. why the pmyor
of the petitioner should not be Knuit
e.l. and that noli.-e of the pendeney of
said petition and that the lien rim?
tin i-eof he uiven to all persons inter
isled in said matter he pnl lishins a
Uy of this order in the I Ma 1 1 smou t h
Journal. .- leal semi-weekly new s-
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suroessixe weeks pi ior to said day
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(Seal) JJ-3w. Clerk.
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The State of Xohraska, Cass coun
In the County Court.
In ti e matter of the Ks;.Ue of Urace
lien Windham. Deceased.
To the ciodit'irs of said estate:
You are herehv notified. That I wi.l
sit at the County Court room in l'latts
moulh in said county, on June 2-'. 11M9
and .--Vptomher 4, l'JVJ. at 10 o elock
a ni. of each day, to receive and ex
amine all claims against said estate.
.-.). i. view i.. their adjustment and
allowance. The time limited for i he
.t:,linn'nf elimS aCtiillst Said
. t,',i.y i, H:ne months from the r.ird
.lav of June A 1. 191!'. an.l the time
t . i.,.,i C.- tiuvment of debts is one
v'enr from said ":Ntrl day af June. 1 !!!.
Witness mv hand and the seal
en id Count v Court this loth day
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