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PLATTSMOUTII SEMI -WEEKLY JOURNAL.
MONDAY, APRIL 30, 1917.
PCBUSHED SEMI-WEEKLT AT
Entered at Postoffice at riattsmouth.
R. A. BATES,
ICBSCBirTIUX PIlICEl tl.5
On with the war on dandelions.
Con.-ei iptien stems the policy.
Twu-k to the farm!" is now the
John nark-ycoin is about ready to
Don't overlook the importance of
Whin a gill is fishing ftir a sucker,
any old luh- ter wiil do.
Tiii- lid will soon be on the growler,
an-1 ti!l there will be growlers.
Too many people r.Lver think of the
Lr-l until they git into trouble.
"it anybody hauls down the Amer
ica n flag, sh:ot him on the .--pot!"
L'rua y lies the head that wears
the crown," is a very timely sugges
tion lust now.
Ti-wtis the size of Piatt: mouth can
r-.'v build or own their light, power
and water plants.
It's a mighty poor rah that won't
work both ways. And it's a wor
one that won't work at all.
It is remarkable how busine:
stagnated just about the time
-es(r corr.v-s around.
t vtii 'T.ear be.-r" do Vwe git
n't care a little bit. Neither
u. after yon have tried it.
The go-, t rr.or say.-, he is ready to
force the M:y" law. We believe in
r.fci .-in;: all la
, both in citv and
SoTKthinir heavier than rice and old
: in vs nuirht to he thrown at those
fellows who get married to escape
They say that Job had plenty of
pati. nee, but the avenge telephone
gi:I at ci-r.trul has more patience than
.J..b ever he l
A Philadelphia man is writing a
series of articles en "How to be Hap-
p Though Married." It's dollars to
.'uil-nof .. I-.p's brm.p,-k,.?
- - ' - i
: o :
OmIv L'T'.t of the l.l.T, measures in-
troduced in the legislature got through
both houses. Hut that is enough, and
perhaps more than oi'gl.t to have been
Never say or ted anything about
another wh'ch vou would not care to
hear repeated about yourself, is a fine I
rule to live up to. But precious few J
win io so. I
A unrnrm who bus; int m i liio 1 I
mi-ht as well tell the world about
her age. Her sister-in-law knows it 1
r-nl that, iust amounts to about thr-
The man who deliberately betravs
the corli.'.eree of his friend, is as
gui'ty as the man who betrays tli s
cor.fi-u five of the public, or the betray-
al of a public trust.
In recognition of his fight in the
senate in the face of criticism, Sena-
tor John Mattes, president pro tern,
war, presented with a gold-headed can?
by the senate .Monday atternoon. Ih.'l
presentation was made by Senator
Adam McMul'en, republican and po-
litical opponent of Senator Mattes,
When the gift had been presented,
Lieutenant Governor Edgar Howard,
who regretted that he had not been
let in on the token, paid a tribute of
idmiration to the fighting qualities c
the. president pro tern. Politically,
th? two have been bitter foes during
the present session. Lincoln Star.
Neb., a second-class mail matter.
YEAH IS ADTAXCH
IS UNCLE SAM LOOKING?
Omaha assessors in search of tax
able property, say reports from that
city, ran across 1. ",,000,000 pounds of
sugar in storage.
Washington authorities have been
bombarded by complaints with respect
to a reputed sugar shortage and out
rageously increasing prices.
Lincoln retailers sending in orders
for taigar have been put off by the
middle men with about one-third the
number of sacks they have been or
dering, owing to a reputed shortage.
Meantime sugar prices have nearly
doubled and dealers are sounding
alarms that this article of food is get
tincr dangerously scarce.
These facts make the Omaha dis
covery of interest to consumers,
whether Uncle Sam's minions get in
terested or not. There are some such
minions here abouts.
Meantime it is also but a few' days
since the president of the United
States issued an appeal to ail the
people, in the course of which he
"And let me say to the middle man
of every sort, whether they are hand
ling our foods or our raw materials
for manufacture or the products of
our mills and factories: The eves of
the country will be especially upon
you. This is your opportunity for si.-
mil service, efficient and disinterested.
The country expects you, as it expects
all others, to forego unusual profit?,
to organize ?nd expedite shipments ol
si'i t lies of every kind, especially fool
stulfs, with an eye to the service you
arc rendering and
the spirit of
those who enlist in the lanks, for their
people, not for themselves, I shall con-
fic'i ntly expect you to deserve and win
the confidence of the people of every
port and station
Does it tickle- or exa-perate you to
lead what the assessors found in the
storage houses' of Omaha middle men,
and is Uncle Sam included in the
president's assurance that "The ey
I . C iU i : 1 ! 1 - ! . u
,Jl "- voium m n especially upon
v What are you going to do
about it? Lincoln Star.
. More people are pinched by poverty
tnan are pinched by the police.
11 is a mighty poor sailor who will
contend that a floating debt is a good
An ambitious hen at this season of
tne year always discriminates between
her owner's and the garden of a neigh
It they won't eonte one way they
m'-,st come another which brings 'em
this community has been blessed
V. I til an abundance of rain in lhr Ji.'ist
two weeks, and the grass and dende
hon crops have been humninir them-
President Wilson when there are so
many recruiting offices so clor.e?
-ayoe it looks bigger, perhaps, and
maybe it is a prominent position they
n'e after. Show your patriotism by
stepping into a recruiting office and
putting down your name, and trusting
to luck for a position afterward. Po
sitions are tendered to the efficient
I Many a city that has been indiffer-
t-'nt to its highest welfare and the
highest welfare of its inhabitants, are
floating around in a turbulent tea of
watery bonds'; Bonds are very much
like an onion. You peel off the first
layer of skin and you find another
and another, and another layer, and
when you have removed them -all
there, is nothing left but a regretfu
tear in your eye and a bad odor on
I your fingers. Hastings Democrat
ACTS OF SERVICE.
Thousands of persons have ex
pressed a desire to know how they can
best be of service to their country in
the present war. Presumably every
Ameiican citizen wants to help ia
some way. There are probably mil
lions who are ready to volunteer for
the army and navy, but while the gov
ernment is evolving its military policy
all intelligent citizens can be of as
sistance. For one thing economy in the house
hold is the best kind of national serv
ice. The person in the city can cat
less without waiting for food, restric
tions, while the farmers in the rural
districts can produce more.
Incidentally there Is a consensus of
opinion that the big bond issue might
well be broken up into segments and
that the bonds should be of small de
nominations. Great Britain has pro
vided a method whereby groups of
persons may form clubs to buy one
bond, each person contributing a small
amount. Such a system in the Uniter
States would the community of
interests that stimulates public spirit
It is true that home economy, sub
scription to bonds and the smaller du
ties of citizenship are not always in
spiring to the individual. Neverthe
less, in giving this quiet service the
people of the country will add to the
spirit of unity as well, as to the pull
ing power of the nation. The smaller
services are quite as necessary as
army enlistments and the strengthen
ing of the navy. Selective const-rip?
tion is inevitable if the nation is to
be efficient, but even those who are
net called upon the serve in the army
or the navy can do their part in other
ways. Washington Post. .
If spring won't volunteer, why not
conscript it ?
Thu noblest pursuit of any woman
is an honest man. ' v
In most instances, men who beg are
those who have squandered.
The draft is bound to come. So ycu
might just as well prepare for it.
There is one precious good thing
about conscription it catches the rich
and poor alike.
It can snow with just as much ease
in the spring, apparently, as it can in
the dead of winter.
When it smiles, almost every baby
is good looking. And it improves the
ooks of older persons, also.
I low are you going to celebrate the
birth of prohibition in Nebraska next
Monday? Don't all speak at once!
If you are a real patriot, you are
nourishing a tenderness lor a sore
back acquired in using the hoc and
Some society women are sti'l doing
their part in the interest of economy,
and are shortening their dresses more
every day, on both ends.
The city that knows and protects its
own best interests will frown down
any attempt to capitalize unfair an
tagonism of any business interests,
whether great or small.
Plattsmouth intends tor keep up with
the times on the paving question. Now
Chicago avenue is to be paved. Platts
mouth will do like other towns do on
such public ( improvements let the
The only material difference of opin
ion between Shakespeare and Sher
man regarding war is that Shake
speare exclaimed: "Oh War! Thou
son of- hell," while Sherman declared
that "War is hell."
Ju.jt about the tim? an article of
diet reaches a sufficiently high price
to be really toothsome and apetizing
along comes some mcddlsome high
brow and, declares it fatal to one or
more of the pet ailments of mankind
Spuds are now declared to have a spc
cial grudge against the little catarrah
devils and we are warned against
Push along the good roads move
"Slackers" nver did do anything
for their country, but they will this
time, if the draft gets them.
After the first of May the only
class of business left for the Keeley
institute to thrive on in Nebraska will
be co-co-cola fiends.
f :o: .
It isn't so much how much money
you spend as it is what you spend it
icr. economy nor wen curecieu is
-- . 1 1 t . -i
often the most profligate waste.
The con.-ci iption act is very likely
to make the hobo hump himself to
ceep out of the army. There are per
haps, lots ot tnem, going into me
army as it is.
The right of possession having been
preserved it would be well for the
possessors to bear in mind that it is
the use, not the possession, that brings
evil in its train.
. Nebraska ranks ninth of the forty-
eight states of the union in" its con
tribution of men to the regular United
States army, proportionate to popula
tion, according to announcement by
the war department.
It will be interesting to read Lieu
enant Governor Howard's "full his
tory of the Nebraska senate, it he
wiites it, as he has promised. But
it's marbles to chalk that he won't
lo it, and tell the truth.
Wonder if "bounty jumping" will
trove as paying business in the rais
ing of the present army as it did in
the Union army during the civil war.
Thev were vcrv numerous anil hard
to catch during the war between the
north and the south. In some sections
of the north they had regular organ-
Next Tuesday, May 1. the. prohibi
tion era in Nebiaska will begin. There
wiil not be a legalized manufacturer
of alcoholic or malt liquors. The
Democrat, which opposed state wide
prohibition with good conscience, re-
iciees that the day of the licensed
saioon is done. Whatever reasons me
licensed saloon may have had for ex-
stence and it doubtless had some
the reasons against its continued ex
istancc outweighed them a thousand
times. Upon the question of statute
dry or constitutional prohibition men
may honestly differ; there can be no
difference of opinion upon the ques
tion of temperance.
Only the lapse of time will demon
strate the efficacy of the prohibitory
law which goes into effect next Tues
day. Doubtless it will have to be
amended as the years go by and made
to fit existing and changing conditions.
But this newspaper believes that the
last saloon license has been issued in
Nebraska. The abuse of liquor was
not the primary reason for the adop
tion of prohibition in Nebraska; it
was the abuse of the privilege granted
to the vendors thereof. v
The Democrat hopes for the strict
est possible enforcement of the pro
hibitory law; it hopes for the best
possible results therefrom. Only by
hearty co-operation can any law be
made effective, and he who refuses to
help the enforcement of law is not
a good citizen. Though the, Demo
crat be published for a thousand years
to come, it will not live to see the
time when it will be able to chronicle
the elimination of alcohol, any more
than it wiil be able to chronicle the
elimination of the social evil , or
crimes against life and poverty. The
best we may hope 01' it 's to mini
mize evil and bring tmj greatest pos
sible amount of good. For the rea
lization of that hope it is the duty of
every good citizen to work.
' For more than thirty years Ne
biaska tried out the license system,
and it failed to work to the satisfac
tion of the majority. Let us now
give prohibition the fairest possible
trial. This newspaper made its fight,
and lost. It pledges-its earnest sup
port to the enforcement of the pro
hibitory law, and hopes to win. York-Democrat.
The papers contain an item about
the growing scarcity or high price of
some food products, sugar, for in
stance. Instantly, about seven out of
ten women who read the item rush
to the telephone to order an extra sup
ply of that commodity, sometimes or
dering all they can from half a dozen
different grocers. Sometimes the man
of- the house himself attends to the
ordering, for fear his better half will
Individuals consider this foresight.
As a matter of fact, it is pure selfish
ness, and is doing more than anything
else to complicate the present strained
The thing to do is to order what
you need, use it as sparingly and
economically as possible and let tho
future take care of itself. If the peo
ple will live normally for the next
few months, avoid mental panics every
time the food subject is mentioned,
plant abundantly of food products, es
pecially of the nonperishable kind, and
advise their neighbors to do the same,
there will be less danger of famine.
Above all, stifle the impulse to buy
and hoard food. St. Louis Republic.
MAKING PATRIOTS EQUAL.
Conscription, universal liability to
service, is the democratic system for
a nation to follow in raising its armed
forces. The duty falls upon all alike.
The rich man may not buy, with his
money, exemption from a duty which
a moneyless man must perform. Men
of all classes are required to give a
portion of their time to help defend
their country. The fear of militarism
should disturb no one. So long as the
people continue to hold control of
their own government, they will have
supreme command of the armies and
navies maintained for the national de
fense. Democracy has nothing more
to fear from an armed force made up
of all the men of the country than
it would have from a small profes
sional army which might attach itself
to a dictator. Beatrice Sun.
Here is what will happen when the
draft bill is a law:
1. The president will designate by
proclamation S day of registration,
the voting precinct being used as the
smallest unit for enrollment. The
governors of the states will be asked
to have the sheriffs of the counties
appoint registers to take the names
of all males between the ages of 10
and 25. Those who refuse to enroll
will be arrested.
2. The state officers will exempt
from military service, "persons en
gaged in industries, including agricul
tural, found to be necessary to the
maintenance of the military estab
lishment or the effective operation of
the military forces, or the mainten
ance of national interests during the
3. Those not exempted will be re
ported to the war department which
will make further exemptions.
1. It is estimated that by August
1, the 500,000 men desired will be in
training camps. In the meantime the
government must provide equipment
for the recruits.
5. It is estimated that the registra
' Our common people will prove pa
triotic enough when the time comes..
but they do not believe in the powers
permitting the robbers of the country
draining the land of food and hous
ing it up for higher prices when
many arc suffering for the neces
saries to keep soul and body together
We do not favor a revolution, but it is
bound to come, if a cur,b is not placed
on these robbers and the starving re
The shortage of food sypplies in,
this country is the topic of many no
tices being sent by the government
Doubtless if the store houses of the
several storage companies could be
investigated the shortage would not
be so apparent. With such items
brought to light as X the storage of
sugar at Omaha and the eggs at Chi
cago, it might be well for a general
cleaning out of the robbing specula
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
ia use for over over 30 years, has borne the signature of
-J? - and has been made under his per-
onal supervision since its infancy.
WW7VJ '.Cukz. Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and 44 Just-as-good " are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment.
c What is CASTOR! A
Castona is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric,
Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains
neither Opium, Iforphine nor other narcotic substance. Its
age is its guarantee. For mere than thirty years it has
been ia constant use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency,
T7ind Colic and Diarrhoea; allaying Feverishness arising
therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach and Bowels, aids
the assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natural Bleep.
The Children's PanaceaThe Mother's Friend.
senuins CASTOR I A always
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
THK CENTAUR COMPANY.
Farewell, John Barleycorn.
No crying "for rain" for a time.
The way of the transgressor is
Xebraska is not as dry as it might
be plenty of rain.
"War brides" seems to have another
meaning in this country.
Diit keep in the middle of the road,
and the straight and narrow path.
It is said that every cloud has a
silver lining. IIow about the war
Every ablebodicd man should work
or fight. No room in this country for
Two of them the army of killers
and the army of tiller one is vital
to the success of the other.
The road drag can be handled suc
cessfully just now. A few hours' work
by each one will put the roads in
China is getting ready to join forces
with the United States in her de
mands on the German empire, even to
the declaration of war.
With eggs going into storage at the
present price, what will be asked for
them when they emerge from their
hiding place, and are placed upon the
Anyhow, many more people are
awart of the existence of Salem, Ore.,
since it proudly requested all other
Salems to change their names. And
that, no doubt, was the big idea.
Tours Through the East!
An extensive scheme of diverse-route eastern tours has
been announced circuit tours to New York and Boston, going
one way, returning another; eastern trunklines and steamer
lines co-operate in these tours that may be planned to include
Canadian, New, England and Atlantic Seaboard resorts, Sound
Steamers, Coast Lines, the Virginias, Boston, New York and
Washington, The general limits of these low fares are for sixty-day
The Burlington's eastern tourist-rate leaflet is now on the
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press. LescriDe 10 mc iue geneicu iuui wav
us help you make it and furnish you with descriptive literature
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I W W YORK C ITV,
It is not the noisiest patriot hZ
may make the greatest sacrifice for
his country. The fathers and mothers
who are watching their sons don the
khaki for whatever may be in store f
the quiet homes where the circles arc
to be broken from these will the true
Almost every mail brings a stock
letter from some "high brow" asking
for space for a lengthy article, im
pressing the necessity of the farmer
growing two stalks of corn where one
formerly grew. To sum the whole
thing up in a nut shell, the farmer of
today needs no advice from these fel
lows and will do his part towards rais
ing a bountiful crop.
A large assortment of all sizes of
American flags can be secured at the
Journal office. Call, in and see them
Remember the Journal carries the
finest line of stationery in town, and
can please all in this line of goods.
DANCE MAY 12.
The Woodmen of the World will
give another of their pleasant social
dances on Saturday evening, May 12,
at the Modern Woodmen hall, and to
which the public is very cordially in
vited to be present. The music will
be furnished by the Plattsmouth or
chestra. UNCLAIMED LETTEKS.
Mr. Frank Mauer.
Mr. Mat Ohlinger.
Mr. C. A. Reynolds (2).
Above mail unclaimed and will be
sent to the dead letter office May 14,
1917. D. C. MORGAN,
American flags, from 5c up, at the
R. W. CLEMENT, Ticket Ajent
L. W. WAKELEY, General Passenger Agent.
1004 Farnam St., Omaha, Neb.
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