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A WORLD FOOD SHORTAGE.
JUSTICE FOR IRELAND.
A YELP OF HATE.
bc plattsmouth journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PUTTSMOUTU, NEBRASKA.
Entered at Toatofflce at Plattsmouth. Neb., as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
CBSCRIPTIOX PIUCEt tUSQ
May 1, and all oil".
Did voa lix yourself?
It won't be so bad when you et
u.-trd to it.
The !raft will betrin in about ten
days. Are you ready for it?
(locd-bye John Barleycorn. You
cc-ita'mly have been a hard fellow to
Nothing does a bi-er business
th;n luck and industry when thvy j,o
We have had cverytlrtr.jr except a
sn.iety for the protection of mer
maids against the tli.-comfovts of war.
Uncle Sam a lov iuc-.m? Not a bit
f it. Sewn billion dollars and only
tnttinir. Wait till he strikes a jrallop.
: o :
The paper situation still demands
the ttricte.-t economy. Keep ri;;ht on
remeir.berinr r.ot to waste waste pare:-.
As a rule, when the wife has in-
Mmnia, it micht be a freed idea for
hubby to ascertain if he talks in his
s t p.
Of course, the restrictions of the
jrvernmvnt upon the dope fiends don't
apply to the readers of the snorting
A Kan. as banker was fortunate to
fret out of his matrimonial adventure
fir .-:;'.7,oi. It usually costs a man
all he has.
Xevcr before in the history of this
old town was licensed saloons prohib
ited, and riattsmcuth is nearly ?i.ty
years oi l.
We have always lacked a device of
enthuiar-m for some of the jrreat
generals who retraid a retreat as a
No, haniriivc out the flair; is not the
only way of displaying patriotism
The erovt rnment needs soldiers, and
many of them.
We have discovered, says one of
our lady friends, the reason some men
.-tay out nights is because there is no
place like home.
It is not necessary to call a man
a liar when he says he will follow
your advice, but you have the rierht
to think what you please.
It is mighty haul to keep any good
thing down. Once the biggest
most attractive moustache
''down,'' but now, look at it.
When you refer to this country as
the land of the free and the home of
the 1 rave, that does not mean that
you are free to use vour mouth too
freely against the government, flag
and the president.
Thousands of good hearted am
valuable men in Nebraska, who havi
at times permitted the weakness for
drink to overcome them, will be truly
thankful today that the state is to be
dry and many of Ihcm would have
fewer regrets had it gone dry jjears
sooner. It's going to be a good thing
all around, and a blessing to many.
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, Mrs. Thomas
Ii Marshall, wife of the vice presi
' dent, and the wives of cabinet rnem
hers have agreed to reduce their scale
of living to the simplest possible form
as an example to other women of the
country, according to dispatches from
"Washington. They have also issue
a general appeal to the women of
America to economize as far as possi
ble in order to prevent the danger of
suffering later on.
I'EIl YEAR IX ADYANCE
The saloons are all closed.
One thing: is certain, a lot of fellows,
can find a lot more time for working
in the garden.
When you are planting those pota
toes, just throw a few beans in the
hills for good luck.
We are not any worse olF than all
the cities and towns in Nebraska and
Iowa. That's one consolation.
, This lovely land, this glorious lib
erty, these benign institutions, the
dear purchase of our fathers, are ours;
ours to enjoy, ours to preserve, ours
to transmit. Generations past and
generations to come hold us responsi
ble for this sacred trust. Daniel Web
A man was standing on the edge of
the sidewalk last Saturday all by him
self, while the -rain was coming down
in torrents. One of his friends came
along under an umbrella and asked
him why he was standing out in a!1,
that rain? lie replied, that lie wanted
to get good and wet before the first
of May. His friend started on, re
marking, that if he stayed there long
enough he would surely get soaked, if
that was what he was after.
True to his promise, Governor Keith
Neville has delivered the goods. Dur
ing the campaign last fall he was bit
terly accused cf being a ''wet man"
and if elected, whether the prohibition
amendment passed or not, would play
into the hands of the brewery merY-.
He always said he was opposed to
prohibition, but promised the people
if the amendment carried and he wa-i
elected, he would enforce the law. And
every move he has taken since lie
took his chair has been in that direc
tion, and ho can be depended upon
to enforce the law to the letter.
Look around you and see if there is
not a slice of vour own doorvard or a
vacant lot neaiby, in which you could
plant something that would be '"good
to eat." Here is a patriotic dutv. The
corning season will be one of very se
rious drafts on the food supplies of
the world. There can be no over pro
duction. No over-supply will be pos
sible. Young women often enjoy the
management of a garden. School boys
get surprising results from "making
things grow." Many a man in the
factory or office accomplishes wonders,
in t"he few minutes that he can squeeze
out of his waking hours. Think over
your own possibilities.
WHAT IS "COST?"
Selling to the government at "ten
per cent, over cost" tounds simple un
til one asks what "cost" is. The di
rect costs are, of course, ascertain
able; but in most factories, more thai;
half the cost is overhead, and Ihb
vaiies with the total quality turned
out. How .shall it be distributed?
There are also the questions of rent,
heat, office and selling expenses, in a
factory turning out a variety of arti
cles which pass through a series of
processes. These arc matters of dis
agreement among experts. How
much s-hould be permitted to a fac
tory owned by the managers? How
large tahuies should go to the offi
cers? How shall we estimate repairs
and improvements? IJy a scries of
aibitrary decisions the Interstate
Commerce commission 'has forced a
uniform cost system on the railroads
Factories have none, and it is hard t'f
sec how they can have any. It may
be better to leave economic forces to
work themselves out, and regulate
profits by taxation. To anyone who
has followed English experience in
tampering with industrial machinery,
the danger will be obvious.
By C. W. Pugsley.
A serious food shortage confront';
the world. The crops of food fov
humans during the last year have been
much below normal all over the world,
and we have been drawing at a rapid
rate upon our surplus stores.
In IKK! the United States produced
approximately 10 bushels of wheat
per capita. In 11)10 we produced G
bushels of wheat per capita, and wc
used for our own consumption G'.'j
bushels per capita. Present prospects
indicate that we will probably produce
not more than four or five bushels per
capita in 1017. This means that we
will not produce a sufficient quantity
of wheat for our own use. In addition
to the shortage in the United States
the world at large produced less wheat
last year than the normal crop, and
the prospects are that there will be
another shortage this coming year.
Is it possible that a world famine
stares us in he face?
Six million men have already been
killed in the European war, there are
now 4,00,000 in prison camps and
l.r ,000,000 have been wounded, of
which l,n00,O0rt have been permanent
ly incapacitated. There are now f,
000,000 in the hospitals, a portion of
whom will not recover, and a portion
will be incapacitated for life. There
are now under arms at the fiont ap
proximately 30,000,000 men. This
makes in the neighborhood of oO.OOO.
000 of the ablest bodied m?n of the
world withdrawn largely from the
ranks of producers, for most able
bodied men are in some sort of busi
ness of value to society. It is hard
to imagine the equivalent of more
than half the population of the United
States, counting every man, woma'j
and child, as being engaged in the
war. No small portion of these were
ictually engaged in farm labor.
We are brought to realize that a
vcrv serious situation confronts us
when we consider the small crops of
the iat year and the number of peo
ple who have been taken out of pro
duction. Thousands of others will be
taken to recruit our own armies and
navies, this emphasizes tne need ol
every citizen, using every means avail
able to increase production and to
conserve our supply.
The American farmer must not only
feed his own country, but must pro
vide a surplus for the armies and peo
ple of nations fighting in the same
Not so wet as it was.
The boys arc doing very well with
There's no use crying over spilled
Ilooscvelt is L-till on the anxious
C'ornmeal is coming to the front
now in price.
A man's word is as good as he is
and not a whit better.
Not every peach of a girl becomes
a well preserved woman.
The only men who do not need to
advertise are millionaires and paupers.
-JAen with the spring sales now on
the national defense cannot be pur
chased at bargain prices.
Our forefathers used t,o have to put
up with corn bread and hominy. W
can do the same when we have to.
The higher the price of the hat the
more th woman raves and the louder
the old man curses.
Was ever a people on the verge of
war more serious than this mighty
family to which we all belong?
Somebody will ge,t hurt in this war;
.somebody will become poorer but no
one in this nation ought to be allowed
to get richer on account of the war
We are looking straight at the farmer
who is holding his wheat in expecta
tion to grab off $3 a bushel for it. We
have 'em here at home. Fremont Her
That the influence of the American
government in the war for democracy
will result in the recognition of the
principle of self-government by Great
Biitain is indicated in recent dispatch
es from Washington and London.
Home rula for Ireland, if thedis
patches are not misleading, will soon
be an accomplished fact.
On Saturday last the New York
World printed a dispatch from its
Washington correspondent which said:
"The L(idon foreign office is under
stood to ha e been informed by Arthur
James Balfour, Biitish secretary of
state for foreign aifairs, that Presi
dent Wilson is of the opinion that a
speedy solution of the Irish problem
will do moi-( to further the fight for
univeisal democracy throughout the
world than auy other concession Great
"The spec'r adjustment to the satis
faction of 'h? Irish people of their
ancient fight for freedom was pointed
out by the j, resident to Mr. Balfour
as the chief cause for irritation to this
government in the present crisis in
the world's aifairs and mainly respon
sible for the prejudice existing
throughout the length and breadth of
the United Stales against the people
It is reported, too, that Mr. Balfour
has lent a friendly ear to these sug
gestions and has communicated them
to his government.
"Settlement of the Lish question,"
said Lloyd George at the Guildhall,
very soon after these representations
had been made, "is essential to the
peace of the world and essential to
the speedy victory in the war."
And now Lord Northcliffe, who by
his genius and courage has won for
the British press commanding influ
ence in the war, issues a statement to
the Associated Press saying:
"The happiness of Ireland is en-
tirolv in the hands of Mr. Balfour and
the British mission in the United
Slates. The differences between the
two parties here have been so slignt
that Mr. Balfour's influence can settle
The World-IIcrald believes it safe
to say mat one oi tne iruits oi tno
war will be political freedom for the
Irish people, even as it has already
brought the opportunity for self-gov
ernment to the Russian people. If
this war is waged for democracy by
Great Britain and its allies then they
must recognize democracy at home.
They must be truly democratic, es
tablishing democracy for their own
people in their own government, else
their pretense to fight for democracy
is tainted with hypocrisy.
This is the fact that President Wil
son is driving home to the conscience
of Great Britain and the world. Ber
nard Shaw has spoken of Woodrow
Wilson as the only great statesman
the war has produced. And all the
power of his statesmanship, while the
war endures, and in the work of re
construction following the war, will be
devoted to the extension of democracy
and justice throughout the world.
One of our farmer friends remarked
yesterday that he had just bought the
cheapest sack of flour that he had ever
purchased. The remark caused some
comment in the crowd, who were fa
miliar with the high price of flour,
and an explanation was called for,
"Well," the armor replied, "I brought
three hens Jo town today, and got a
sack of flour and 30 cents in change
for my hens."
The dandelion crop is booming.
And the next day it cleared up.
No distui hanccs whatever on the
Farm Loans, Insurance and Real
Estate. See J. F. Foreman.'
He Almost Fell Down.
A. M. Hunsucker, Rogue Chitto,
Miss., writes: "I suffered from rheu
matism, kidney and bladder trouble,
also dizziness; would almost fall down
at times. Foley Kidney Pills gave me
entire relief." Disordered kidneys
give warning by pains in side and
back, sore muscles, swollen joints,
tired and languid feejing. Sold every
Does your paper sometimes read
rather uninterestingly in spots? That
is not the fault of the editor; far be
it from such; it is the fault of the
A copy reader is a male person,
with a high brow and an inhuman
disposition. Like certain noxious
plants, he comes forth only at night;
and like predatory beasts, he lives
only to torture. A copy reader stands
between the reckless reporter and th t
punctilious proofreader; one regards
him with virulent hatred, the other
with shuddering horror. It is his
function to take a story with a sob in
every line and a libel suit in every
paragraph, and by a r.ort of Caesarean
see tion remove the libel and leave the
sobs; sometimes he removes even the
sobs,' and then there is a wail from
the writer; sometimes he leaves th',
libel and then there is a new copy
A copy reader has few friends; he
is a sort of human mustard plaster,
unpleasant in the application, vicious
in action and extremely difficult to
lose. The best thing that is ever said
of him around the office is a mild hop'f
that he chokes before morning, and
the average reporter's idea of a pleas
ant afternoon is a ride out to the
cemetery with a copy reader, an',
then a ride back alone. Los Angeles
TO THE MEMORY OF MS.
One of the finest strains of imag
ination to this country was that from
Germany in 1818, when thousands of
liberty-loving Germans, despairing of
their vain fight for freedom, there,
took refuge in this country, where
freedom was already won.
In taking up arms against the
Prussian militaristic autocracy, Amer
ica is completing a task that these
heroes began in 1818.
When the political refugees of 1S4S
came to this country, they were think
ing just about what America is think
ing now that it is at war with the
force of medieval autocracy that bul
wark war, militarism and feudalism
in central Europe.
The descendants of these libcrty
seeking pilgrims in America at this
hour, realizing that America has no
quarrel with the great German people,
but seeks to achieve their liberty and
the liberty of all peoples, should be
the first to rally to the American flag
in the war that America is to wage
against, the forces that crushed Ger
man liberties sixty-nine years ago.
It was several years ago that Col
onel Roosevelt expressed an ambition
to die on the field of battle fighting
for his country. Why not humor that
ambition and let him go? Tisperson
ality is the kind that inspires men to
fight for their national ideals. What
ever we may think of him when our
country is at peace, everybody must
admit that in times like this Teddy is
some humdinger. Lincoln Sar.
It will be up to the police to see
that John Barleycorn's departure is
lasting, and that his friends will not
gi ieve too much. He has been a resi
dent of Plattsmouth from its infancy,
and, of course, it is hard for old
friends to part.
mitk i; to im:ihtohs.
The Still f NVIwaska. fsiss Ouinty.
s;-. In t!n t'oyiitv Court. 1 n tlio
lii::tt.- of the f.-l.ilf of KH K.
I 'if! t it,-, 0-.'m::c1. To tin- cicl i t urs
ol" yji ill est ate:
Yihi are hereiiy notified that T will
sit at the County Court room in
IMattsineiitii. in ssiil County, tin tho
jstlt !ay of November. 1017. at 10
o'clock a. m , t o receive ami examine all
claims auainst sahl estate, with ;i view
to their adjust incut and allowance. The
time limited for the presentation f
claims anainst said estate is .ix
months from the L'lith day of May, -.
I. 1!U7, and the time limited for the
payment of debts is One Year from
said L'Mh day of November, l'J17.
Witness mv hand and tho seal of
said County court, this 24th day of
April A. I).. 1!U7.
ALUKN' .1. V.KKSON.
4-uks County Judge.
Jennie V. Khoden, Plaintiff
It Pltoden, Ocfeniiant.
The defendant Frank Koden will
take notice that on the Nth day of
.lanuarv, 1!17. tie plaintiff. Jennie .
Uhodcn. filed her petition in the Dis
trict Court of Cass County. Nebraska,
the praver of which is to obtain a de
cree of divorce from the defendant
upon the ground of extreme cruelty
ar.d that her maiden name he restored
The defendant will make ansve
-lid netition on or hetoie t lie
(lav of June ,1!U7.
JUX.N1E V. IIHODKN.
CEDAR CREEK, NEBR.
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THE BANK FOR THE PEOPLE
AVe are anxious to assist the farmer in feeding and
handling his live stock for market
Deposits In This Bank
are protected by the Depositors' Guaranty Fund of the
State of Nebraska, which has reached nearly $1,
000,000.00 It is back of us and protects you!
WM. SCHNEIDER, President
W. H. LOHNES, Vice-President T. J. SHANAHAN, Vice-President
J. F. FOREMAN, Cashier
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