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PLATTSMOUTII SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1917.
Oe plattsmoytb journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBB1SKA.
Eatered at Postofflce at Plattsmouth. Neb., as second-class mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
Boost the fire department.
Old Sol is still with us.
What is so cold as a day in June.
The carnival band is a dandy, and
When you go after the baccn, stick
around till you pet it.
The fellow who lives only for him
self doesn't live for much.
Whcn you kiss a- pretty girl it is a
sign you have good taste.
Thcre is no flower of spring: love
lier to behold than the American flag.
Re as happy as you can, remember
ing always that it will help the other
fellow that much.
If you know some really conceited
persoin, who thinks he knows it all;
ask him to namethc thirteen original
states of the union.
We suppose Emperor William
thinks we arc deficient in military .
leadership, but he wouldn't think so
if he could hear our street corner
strategists win battle after battle any
A Seattle banker has been given a
sentence of "one to ten years" for
stealing $1,500,000. What would they
have done to him if he had been
caught shooting craps?
An expert's opinion is that fanners
don't make "big money" like steel
plants and powder factories, because
the farmer is not a chemist, an en
gineer and soil expert as he should
be nothing but a farmer.
Let an editor say something tht
one person does not like and he will
hear from it in a hurry. Rut let him
say something that ten thousand per
sons like, and the chances are he will
not hear a word about it.
If the southern farmers generally
get enthusiastic over figures showing
that the growing of peanuts pays $10
more per acre than .growing of cot
ton, even when the price is up 20
cents, where are we going to get Our
bed sheets, etc.?
The women workers, accoiding to
the French minister of munitions, ex
eel in delicacy of touch. We don't
know anything about the delicacy:
but we'll admit she excels in the per
sistency of touch.
Talk about young manhood going to
war. How was it in 18G1? The Union
airr.y was greatly made up of boys
from 15 to 20. Take the family of
our own, for instance. The writer
was the oldest, at 10, and the young
est 15, and the three of us in the
army and thousands of others the
Herbert Kaufman makes no error
when he says: "Each must play his
part and pay his part when a great
canst is at stake. If we do not pausa
each day to consider country and con
science; if we do not eternally rc
ccunt for our children the sacrifices
of yesterday; if wc do not constantly
revere the deathless deeds of the past,
from Thermopylae to the Alpine pass
es where Winkelried harvested to his
heart the tyrant spears; if we do not
venerate the memory of the martyrs;
if we do7 not bend knee to those who
have foregone personal profit that
the multitude shall profit in their
place; if we waver in adversity and
shrink at the summons of duty, then
our all shall become as nothing, for
we shall be building upon the quick
sands, not upon the rock; our sover
eignty will not endure longer than wc
THE RAILROADS AND A RATE
It is rumored that the railroads are j
soon to begin a concerted move for an
increase of 15 per cent in freight
fiatcs in Nebraska. Coupled with then-
demand for the increase, which will
be presented to the state railway
commission, will be an aducational
The easiest thing the Democrat
could do and perhaps the most popu
lar would be to begin denouncing
attempt to "further rob the dear pee
pul."' However, the Democrat isn't
looking for the "easiest way'' and it
prefers to be honest wdth itself rather
than to seek "popularity at the ex
pense of conviction."
It is not the increase of 15 per cent
in freight rates that would add to
the burdens of the public. It is the
increase of from 50 to 500 per cent
that others would put upon their
commodities and then offer the in
creased freight rate as an excuse.
New potatoes from Florida are sell
ing for $1.50 a bushel at the point of
production but they are selling for
- a i,ushrl at York and the rail-
, . ... iri . r posed czar was born in 18S, ascended
reads are not getting 10 per cent ofj1 '
the difference for the hauling, either.
Everything you purchase these days
has shot skyward in price, with the
sole exception of transportation serv
ice. You pay S7 for the pair of
shoes that you got for $-3.50 a couple
of years ago and you can ride for
L cents a mile in Nebraska now jusi
s vou could two or five or seven
years ago. Uut wlnle silently, it sul-
hnly, paying the increased price for I
... .. .. . . I
your shoes and sugar, and your but- I
ter and bread, vou iret red in the face
with anger if it is suggested that
you allow the railroads to charge a
little more for the service that is
costing them a whole lot more.
The Democrat is charging more for
its job printing now thr.n it charged
eighteen months ago. It is charging I
more for its subscription than it did
eighteen months ago. And it is charg-
ing more for its advertising than it
did eighteen months ago. And why ? I
Not because it can compel people to I
pay the increase but because it can-
not render the service at the old price.
And if the Democrat cannot get a
price that makes a profit possible it.
can not render service. The railroads
have not been allowed to increase
w.. .i,..., . rs11 -j". 1
they are compelled to pay higher!
prices for everything they must pur-
chase, just as the rest of us must do.
And if they are to be compelled to
render service they are entitled to an
increase that will cover their "in-jof
creased cost of licing."
If the paper mills will reduce their
prices to a point 15 per cent above I
the prices of eighteen months ago,
the Democrat will cheerfully, aye,
joyfully, pay 100 per cent higher
freight charges on its paper ship-1
ments. If the shoe -manufacturers
will reduce the prices of their ware I
to a point 15 per cent above the av-
crage prices of eighteen months ago
the Democrat's editor will gleefully
and enthusiastically agree to allow-
: A i i i i I
uij? me lanroaos 10 cnarge lo'J per
cent more freight than they charged
for carrying shoes eighteen months
Ihi3 newspaper suggests that we
considcr this demand for an increase
in freight rates without prejudice,
and in the light of reason and tjie
oxistinir facts. If flip rnilvnn;!s r.nn
show that they are entitled to it, give
it to them. And let us permit them
to make their showing without resort
ing to aljuse of them because they
are doing so. York Democrat.
It is generally the man who has
no business of , his own that always J.
wants to make trouble with those in '
OUR FIRST WAR SCANDAL.
Do you believe the war will end
this year? If you do, and run across;
seme friend who doubts it, you can
prove it to him by a now prophecy
which rests on the wizardry of fig-
When you meet the doubter, tell
him to take certain statistics of the
rulers of the allies and figure it for
himself. Here they arc:
-t- ( W OS OO OD OO l
CO C3 M M O M
I C 1 V M X C3
Z. is t i i- oo w ii t-
?J CO O Ci M CO O
ci o o o a o o! o
s o ci ire a i
c o tr o e i- i- t f
o i c 3 zr
2. ' J3 T,
. xr ... ti -p
S o a a
6 K H"' -7i
a ooo o 2. o o
-. 33 fcc tc fcr u. t t-e
i QJ C C S g c c
The list establishes the fact that
is the magic figure. Rut vour
doubting friend will at once say it ir.
incomplete, because Russia js left oui
of it. You can show him that the de-
the throne in- 1804, had served twen
ty-three years when the revolution
unseated him and is 40 years old, and.
that these figures, too, add up to
To determine when the war will
0P,, .rost divide 3.S31 by two and you
?ot iiU7- Simple, Hn't it?
Of course if your fiicnd is smart !
. . . : m i u t . i i i i f
j.iu-h is irau ami go to ngur-
Uf? ad at once he will find that r,
man's dae of birth and his age now
will equal 1017; and if he is a little
smarter than the ordinary he will
proceed by analysis to discover that
any date present ruler took offiro.
added to the number of years he has
served also will make 1017, and finally
that 1017 and 1017 make 3,S3 1
OUR FIRST WOR SCANDAL
would be hard to beat the present ma- I
nipulation of coal prices. It is the J
first big scandal of the war.
A 300 per cent increase in prices is
unwarranted and dishonest. There is
no shortage of coal; in fact, some
of the mines are not being operated,
the purpose being, it is said, to cut
-"ii".- "-""1' umi: i
the slightest warrant for anything
like Mich a price advance on account
of war conditions.
The mine owners first added C5
cents to last year's price to take care
increased operating expenses, re-
ccntly they gave it a still bigger boost
by adding $1.20 more. In the opinion
of impartial observers this is nothing
more nor less than an effort to gouge
the public. It is an unscrupulous at-
tempt to get rich quick through war
Meanwhile the government needs
thousands of tons of coal to make
iifle barrels. Some harsh things
have been said and some harsh things
ought to, be done. The indictment is
very simple; in a time of national
. . 4i. 1 r . i
ii' - '3 -v; .oui men, lor ineir own
profit, are holding up not only thc
public but the government itself
This year the embattled base ball
players' swat may not be heard
around the 'world.
- Wonu,n muniUon workers of Kng-
1 1 V A : i
land have demanded increased pay.
How like the man!
HH-W" H-H-h "Ht-H H H
- W. A. ROBERTSON,'
East cf Riley Hotel.
ABOUT CAR SHORTAGE.
The Nebraska railway commission
has given it out that the railway
' equipment shortage is now a thin"
of the past.
Let us at least hope so
Not only the West, but the whole,
nation wa; ?ade to suffer by the car
shortage during the past yea, and;
now that there is said to bri enough
equipment to meet any reasonable. de
mand there should be no occasion foi
any more trouble along that line.
The main thing now is to enforce
the right kind of distribution rules.
A report of the Nebraska lailwrv
commission shows that a large num
ber of box cars are now in ihis state.
Reports of car locations received by
the commission from some of the car
riers operating in the state show that
the cars owned but used by foreign
roads in spite of the efforts of Ne
braska roads to secure them of their
equivalent, have in a large measim
been returned from the cast, and have
been ordered to Nebraska shippers
IJy some it is considered that a les
sening of demand has made only iv
apparent increase in the supply of
available cars, but statistics do no
show this to be trtie. Nebraska roads
actually have more cars on their lino
now than at any other time during
The report further shows that thu
volume of grain shipments, in which
business there was the most disturb
ancc because cars were not available
have not decreased in the state as ;
whole. No complaints are now com
ing to the commission of inability to
secure cars. Keports cf gram .'ca lm
show many stations receiving no car
and demanding none, evidently. How
ever, a check of reports for six day.
in the middle of May show shipment
of grain from producing points total
ling 1,85(5 cars, or, roughly speaking
two and a quarter millions of bushels
The average in the shortage perioi
did not exceed 1,(00 bushels.
It is evident that the railway com-
to straighten out the car shortage
and thc mtmhcrs of that august body
nrc entitled no small degree of credit
Rut now comes the government
with a statement to the effect thai
while there are 2,500,000 freight car.
in the United States their capacity i.
barely sufficient for commercial needs.
Thc railroads in the near future wi'I
use 120,000 cars to transport material
for the construction of the "new
army" training camps, and a continu-
Gus flow of cars to keep those camp,
in supplies. They estimate that i;
',vill take 200,000 cars to carry (he
material which will enter into the
construction of thc "ovnnment mcr-
chant ships whether of steel or of
wood. I h?v will rcnuiro an en or
mous number ol" cars to move the
steel for the ships under construction
for thc navy, and no estimate what
ever can be made of the number ol
cars which will be needed to carry
the material used in the manufacture
of munitions and supplies for the
army, ami m moving them to the
The railroads have adopted, as the
fundamental principles on which to
secure thc desired results, increase of
efficiency, economy of effort, and the
elimination of competition. In other-
Words, by patriotic co-operation tc;
operate as if they were one great
corporation; intent upon securing thc
greatest results at thc least expense
of effort and of money.
Nebraska farmers' will do well to
remember these things when it comes
time to move their crops next fail..
Mrs. Thad W. Rbodccker, fhe r, cs ,
agent for tha Tom W. Allen shows,
is a grand lady, and right up-to-date
in this line of business, and makes a
friend with everyone with whom she
har, business connections. She is r
very accomplished lady, and ticver I;
a faujt, and the Journal force are rc. J
minded that every time she visits thu-
office she brings with her one eo;ii
ray of sunshine to beam in upon us,
May the little lady live forever r,nd
then some if such a possibility could
exist. - j
The Beatrice Sun hits the mil cn
the head in the following editorial:
i "Somebody chr.uld send to th.
Kaiser a list oi tne recruits oeir.g en
rolled in this country. It would serve
the good purpose of ilisil'im-ionii: him
as to the layalty of the great mass
of the Cerrr.an citizens of the Unite:'.
. i aiuie.;.
list of recruits for
! CYy C. Of the ten who crJiatc
on that day, six nam '.v. were of a
pronounced German flavor. At least
one of them. is the son of a man whe
has cr''c'1 in tho German army.
i!!'j deadly statisticians ol Ii-.-!i
had it figured out that the icr.scn
President Wilson was patient an i try
ing to avoid a clanh with Prussianisr.
was ihni he feared the thirty millions
of people of Teutonic birth or extrac
tion in this country would stab him
in the back. The Berlin government
knew that we were very lcosely or
.'jnni.ed to suppress sedition, and they
believed disloyalty would, thrive in the
soil of freedom.
"The kaiser should get some of th t
recruiting lisrs. Then, perhaps, he
will fire his statisticianswho had con
jured up a vast pro-German machine
within the citizenship of America."
Results are proving that the German-Americans
are loyal the same a;
any other kind of Americans. They
wre oppoie l to our entering the was
it is true, but except for a few jin
goes so were tne rest or us. 1 nei
natural sympathy for the Fatherlanc
made it more dimeuit lor many o
them than lor most ol their noign
hers to realize the necessity for ou
going in. Rut now that we arc 5
they are standing by their countr;.
and their young men are rallying t
We are many men hi many mind?
here in America, as to the causes c
tiie war, its merits, and its objects
It is natural that a f rce-lhinkinji
democratic people should be so divi 1
ed. Rut when it comes to the dut
ot standing ty our own country we
are, with negligible exceptions.
Americans. When the lest comes wc
realize that this is the best countrj
with thc best government, on cart!"
and that it is our home and v. ill be
our children's home after us. W
realize that our country is not lir;ht
ing out of greed and selfishness bui
to protect its own humanity's right;
We realize that if it wins democracy
will spread. And v.e all believe thai
democracy is better for the wcrl:
Confronted with thc situation and
the choice thc wonder is that there
could exist, anywhere in this grc
republic, a single citizen who is not,
in heait as well as in speech and ac.
tion, on America's side. World-Her
Speaking of the suffrage question,
it was wrong for the stale legislature
to pass a suffrage bill in the face of
the fact that it was defeated by a
voice of the people by a big majority
it a recent election. This is the rea
son why petitions are being signed t-
ubmit the. question again to th'.
voters ofNcbraska at the next gen
Of course, we are going to assist
Uncle Sam all we possibly can i.
fir arcing this war. We arc going to
ay the "advertising tax" without s
murmur. Jut it uncle .Sam expects
us to buy any Liberty bonds he will
:ave to provide 'em in smaller de
Nebraska will feed 'em a well as
do her share of the fighting. When
it comes right down to doing the
things that need to be done you can
count old Nebraska as "Johnny on
the spot" without any menial reser
llemcmber the Spartan mother who
kissed her sr,n goodbye and bade him
cornc r,;xck with his shield or upon it?
v,V:!, those Spartan mothers didn't
have a thing on the mothers of Amer-'
No matter what you raise this year
you are sure to. be well paid for it
unless it be nothing but hell.
GIVEN BY T2-SE
f Bi trj kid jlj ca tsaB. v rr
The best time assured to everyone and the coolest spot
in the city for dancing. Come out and spend
3 few hours most pleasantly.
MUSIC BY PLATTSTIOUTH ORCHESTRA
Cunts 50c ADMISSION Ladies Free
OLD FASHIONED DANCES
OELiEF CORPS IS EN
TERTAINED BY MRS.
F. G. EGENBERGER
!'rim V il !. 'u;i 's l:ii!v.
The ladies of the Women's Relief
corps were entertained yesterday aft
ernoon at the beautiful home of Mrs.
V. (J. lygenberger, with Mrs. Egen-i-erger
and ?drs. Alice Cowles as
hostesses. The home was transformed
into a bower of beauty by beautiful
roses and peonies, that made a charm
ing setting for thc happy event.
During the afternoon a short pro
gram was given that proved most en
joyable in every way to the large
number present, and was given by a
number of the talented ladies of the
city. Miss Ellen BeUe. McDaniel gave
several of the most enjoyable piano
selections rnd Miss Dernesc Newell,
a few readings, in her usual charm
ing manner ard which were greatly
appreciated. Mrs. P. J. Flynn gave
a pleasant surprise to the ladies in a
vocal number of a patriotic nature,
the words and music of which had
been composed of this talented lady,
and this number was especially en-
joyed by everyone. The members of
the Grand Arrnv who attended the
meeting also treated the ladies tol
several of the war songs of the boy,
in blue, that were received with
marked favor by everyone. At a
suitable hour a most delightful lunch
eon was served by Misses Myrtle
Peterson, Ellon Belle McDaniel and
Helen Egenberger, which was an
added pleasure to the afternoon of
enjoyment. The attendance was
quite large, there being fifty ladies
present, and all enjoyed themselves
to the utmost and felt that the de
lightful hospitality afforded them by
the hostesses would long be remem
F. I. Eush and Leonard Meisingcr
were in Aenawka yesterday tor a
few hours looking after some business
matters in that place where, Mr. Bush
has a branch office.
Miss Eda Marquardt, county super
intendent, departed this morning for
Chicago, where she will enjoy a visit
in that city for a short time with
relatives and friends.
A want ad wiil bring you a buyer.
Our new and up-to-date machinery for this purpose has
arrived, and we are prepared to charge your storage
batteries in the most scientific manner and upon short
notice. There is always room for one more, so call on
us at any time for quick repairs.
WE ARE THE AUTO DOCTORS AND
CURE ALL ILLS REASONABLY
CHke Telephone 394
iLU Jl&JL S
' AND APRON SHOWER IS
GIVEN FOR TIIE BRIDE '
In honcr of Miss Edna Shopp,
whose marriage to Mr. Carl Dalton
occurred yesterday afternoon. Miss
Gladys McMcn entertained most
charmingly Tuesday at a 10 o'clock
breakfast and apron shower at her
home in the northern portion of the
city. Thc home was very pleasingly
decorated with white peonies in pro
fusian throughout the rooms and at
the tables, which lent ,a pleasing
touch to the scene. The breakfast was
served in three courses and was most
enjoyable to the young ladies present
to participate in the gathering.
The bride-to-be was presented with
a large number of very artistic and
handsome aprons by the friends, the
shower being arranged in a very novel
and pleasing manner. A large imita
tion cake was presented to. the bride,
who was requested to cut into it,
when the dainty aprons were revealed.
Those who were in attendance at the
pleasant occasion were Misses Mil-
tliea ana snyaer, juna ival-
l 1 IT 1 1 a
oeiger, erji vv nitmore, coin, la.;
Hazel Simpson, of North Platte.
Neb.; Edna Shopp, Sophia Hild,
Golda Noble, Mary Welenkamp, Mrs.
H. C. McMaken and Miss Gladys Mc
Maken. John Lynn, of Union, was in the
city today for a few hours looking
after a few matters of business at the
Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Brendel of Mur
ray, Mr. and Mrs. Will Brendel of
Avoca and Mrs. John Brendel of Zion
ville, Ind., were in the city yesterday
for a few hours enjoying the carnival.
For Rent or Sale My residence on
Locust St.; partly modern. Mrs. C. A.
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children
in Use For Over 30 Years
Residence TUU oon
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