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THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1917.
FLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Cbe plattsmoutb journal
PUBLISHED IEMI.WEEKLT AT PUATTSUOl'TD, NKBRASICti
Satsredat Postofflc at Plattimouth. Nb., as second-class mall matter.
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R,' A. BATES, Publisher
SUBSCRIPTION miCKi H.M
For country and home.
Cut out politics for awhile.
Hard on picnics just now.
running rife in Wash
Uneasy rests the foot that wear:
a tight shoe.
Now proceed and conscript a little
Wall street money.
Making war on rats is one way to
reduce the high cost of living.
Wisdom is a wonderful asset, when
one has horse sense enough to ap
Business men who are not in poli
tics .seldom clamor for municipal own
The police shake-up in Omaha has
no doubt resulted in much good to
Anyway, in these trying times of
conservation, thevc will be no more
Perhaps by this time many of the
war bridegrooms will be glad to en
list to secure peace.
Every man may have his price, but
as yet no hen has consented to lay
a cold storage egg.
The French line may be getting
thin, but so did Dob Fitzsimmons at
the time he had his heaviest punch.
When Constantine left Greece ht?
took his crown with him. probably
figvuing that crowns would be out of
style before his son got a chance to
If Ilaller is guilty of one-half of
what Dick Metcalfe, accused him, he
s-hculd resign as regent without any
further ceremony. 'Put none but loy
al men on guard.
The average capacity of all box
cars, for instance, is 50.7 tons, but
the average load carried per car now
has been only 15.5 tons, just 13 per
rent of the capacity.
It ought not be necessary to re
peat day after day how brave and
patriotic American citizens are. They
are both, and the world knows it.
The world is to get further demon
stration of the fact soon.
Nebraska City is going to have a
home-coming day Thursday, August
1. What about Piattsmouth having
one? If they are good investments
for Nebraska City, they should also
be for Piattsmouth.
The applications for exemption
from the draft come a plenty, and it
is amusing to note the pleas that
some of them put up. Uut some of
them are so flimsy as to be ridicu
The appointment of Dill Maupin
by the state conservation council as
director of publicity, is the wisest
thing that council could have done.
This truly is a selection of the right
man for the right place, and no mis
Hollwcg went up against the wrath
of the German crown prince and was
compelled to retire as chancellor.
Now everybody over there seems to
be spitting fire at the man who just a
few weeks ago was heralded as one of
the empire's greatest statesmen. It's
a dollar against, the doughnuts that
the same feeling, and in more intense
form, exists against the kaiser, but
'-K give expression to it.
HAS OUR IIOUK STRUCK?
The very serious uncertainty which
characterizes all things Russian must
at once result in added intensiveness
in our own participation in the war.
Our allies naturally will anticipate a
speeding up of our military program
We ourselves realize the necessity of
preventing a permanent turn in tho
tide favorable to the enemy, as a re
suit of Russian weakening.
Splendidly did Russia pull herself
together once before when her ene
mies believed that she was out of the
fighting for a long time to come. Can
she do it again? Certain it is that
all her future prospects in the path
way of liberty and democracy depends
on her firm fidelity to the powers al
lied in defense of liberty and democ
In Kerensky, Russia has a leader of
rare force of character and magnetiq
personality. He is the proper com
bination of kindliness and iron resolu
tion. But a nation whose very exist
ence apparently hangs on the genius,
energy and moral force of one indi
vidual is in grave danger. The one
man who stands forth as the possible
political savior of his people may fall
tomorrow as the victim of internal
hatred, jealousy or fanaticism. Russir.
is full or anarchy and treason. The
fall of Kerensky would prove a na
tional and international calamity.
Civilization may well pray that such
a disaster may be averted.
It would be an unwarranted as
sumption to believe that the fate of a
whole people, much less of many peo
ples, hangs on the life of one man.
There doubtless are other Kerensky.
in Russia. Eut this man seems so
masterful, so democratic and yet s'
capable of assuming absolute domin
ion at the crucial moment that he
fits the situation, possibly, as few
In any event the call on America
will be urgent and insistent. It is no
small task which we have undertaken.
The western front is a practical dead
lock and operations on the eastern
front are in a chaotic condition. Amer
icans may as well look squarely int
the facts. We arc in for a long, hard
struggle that will demand of us all
that we can give. The sooner ws
weed out treason, shame cowardice
into hiding and get the country into
its fighting clothes the better for us
and for civilization. The hour has
Striirk wVlOn Tlrt 1 1L- 111.. dvrmfr,A I
""-t j .u,
p.nK-wn.skcrcd men who whine and
criticise should be shamed into silence.
lhere are enougn real virile men J
wun red blood in their arteries to win I
this war for civiliation and protect
and feed the anemics and peace-loving
Millions of our boys will go to the
front. For their sakes and for the
sake of the country and civilizatiop
let treason be henceforth recognized
as treason and the German govern
ment as our enemy. It plotted
against us in peace, forced us into
war, and voices contempt for our
genius and courage in war. This way
must be fought to a permanent peace.
Therefore we must win it.
And still it rains occasionally, but
not loo much, only for the joy riders.
Even the crushing defeat of the
Russians fails to turn Austria from
its purpose to secure peace at the
earliest possible moment.
The orderliness of the American
troops in Europe is provoking admir
ing comment from all others there.
Europeans have had the notion that
Americans were a noisy, unrestrained
lot of boors and they cannot under
stand how the soldiers are so quiet,
but they now believe that our boys
IN TIME OF NEED.
Organzier of the new Home Guard
in Nebraska report - considerable op-
position. The opposition is usually in
form of ridicule on the part of citi-
acens who say there will never be needltoaay tne oasis 0 England s Norman
of a Home Guard in any Nebraska f aristocracy. The landless America)
Wait a minute, brothers!.
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.inose or you who now oppose the
organization of the Home Guard are
no doubt the same citizens who dis-
couraged enlistments in the Nebraska-
National Guard. Perhaps you are thq
same good, but misguided citizens who
have frequently uttered words which
a good citizen should not say in op
position to his home government in
time of war.
Walt a minute, brothers
Soon six thousand splendid boys of
the Nebraska brigade may be started
over the sea to defend 'the American
flag on foreign fields
But they may
not reach the goal. The ships which
bear them mav meet an enemv sulk-
marine, and one or all of the trans-
ports may go down. God forbid, but
indeed ships do go down at sea when
enemy submarines attack, and so iijof continental information." In the
may be with the ships which shall bear
our own Nebraska boys upon the voy-
age of duty and of honor.
Wait a minute, brothers!
Try to imagine the situation in a,
score of Nebraska towns in that un-
happy day (which we pray may never
dawn) when the cable might bring
announcement of such a death for our
own loved boys.
Human nature is human nature, but
it can be quickly changed to brute na-
ture under stress of great grief. In
that sad day the friends and relatives
of loved ones sent to death by order
of a war-mad autocrat might happen
to remember how it was that in I
thoughtless moments certain of our
own citizens had spoken sentiments I
pleasing to that mad monarch over I
the seas. And then will come a timo I
when the thoughtless ones .will be j
glad that Nebraska has organized I
home guard companies to nreservr a
calm A x'
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preserved without the presence of the 1
Think it over, brothers!
Think once again, and then perhaps j
your better self mav erain the ascend- I
ency, and you will cease ridicule of
the Home Guard, and begin doing
your part to perfect an organization
which all good citizens feel may be a
greatly needed here at home to pre
serve quiet and order as our own
brave soldier boys are needed to com
bat a war-mad monarch beyond thq
sea. Columbus Telegram.
A wealthy farmer in a Nebraska
draft district, one of whose six sonsfnounccd from New York the other
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xeii witnin tne tirst quota, has offered
an eighty-acre farm to anyone who
Kvill tafcn hu rm r. i ti, I
Doubtless there would be takers, fo I
such a farm in that particular nart of
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the state is worth, more than th
average young man can cam by fif- I
teen years of labor. I
But the trade cannot be made. If J
sucn deals were possible, we should I
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have the rich hiring the poor to do I
their share of the fighting for -them. I
The draft law contemplated no such J
plutocratic operation of the war. Un- J
less its spirit is violated, there will J
be no buying of military indulgences. I
We have progressed in the last half j
century. When men were drafted forfduce.
the civil war they were permitted to j
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nue substitutes. It was one of the j
criticisms of Grover Cleveland when j
a candidate for office that he had em-
ployed a substitute to take his place I
m uwi war. mere was no givinff of I
farms worth ten or fifteen thousand
dollars to substitutes then. Seven or
eight hundred dollars wa3 a liberal
price. The viciousness of the substi-
tute system was not appreciated then
suniciently to prevent its use. Today 1
such practices woukl not be tolerated
if known. I
ui all men, the man with such-
quantities of Nebraska land that he
can anord to give away an eighty-
acre farm ia the last man who should'
reiuse to fight his country's battles,
me men rtho own the land of
country orn the country. It is truly
tncir country, it their country were
Conquered, it is ltq land the conquer,
ors would take, as the Normans took
I in England the land which is even
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I would have his iob under a connuernr
no less than before. He would lose
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' woisi oniy ponucai ngnis. uut
I tiie landed proprietor, with both po-
f litical and economic rights at stake,
would be a sufferer indeed. If he
lsn t willing, himself or by his sons;.
tu fiffht for his country, who should
De? Nebraska City Press.
KICII MAN'S CONSPIRACY.
A war news item of unusual inter-
est, to the effect that there is a con-
spiracy among the "international
financiers" to bring about an early
Peace was published prominently last
Friday on th? first Page of the New
I lorK nmes. ine information was
I unearthed by "New Europe," a week-
y Puliation in London, which the
Times says "possesses special sources
I course of the article headed "Unholy
I -Alliance of Finance" New Europe
We learn from an unimpeachable
source that a secret conference of in-
ternational financiers which recently
J to place in Switzerland was in -
J sPed by somewhat different motives
I rom tnse which wcre'ascribed to it
I at the time. Acting purely in the
interest of the great capitalists of
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al1 countries, it aimed, above all, at
an immediate peace such as would
arrcst the growth of international so-
cialism and the rising tide of revo-
Iuton throughout Europe. The gath-
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erinS sought to forestall the holding
01 atocKnoim conference bv a
tlircct arrangement between the bel-
"fferents in which national claims
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wouiu De entirely subordinated to
considerations of world-wide finance."
The nature of the "considerations
of world-wide finance" alluded to may
lbe easily conjectured when it is re-
membered that thi wnr hn rnt nl.
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read more than 80 billions of dol-I
and that what Senator Borah
caI,s the almost incomprehensible
burden" of 07 billions of war bond-:
,,ai5 aireauy Dcen imposed.
One reason why the world of high
finance may well be alarmed is in
dicated by the Des Moines Register
in the statement that "to meet the
running expenses of Great Britain
and pay interest on the bonds already
issued will take 53 per cent of the
total income of the empire." And
the taxes, everywhere, are falling
more and more heavily, and more and
more directly, on wealth, in the form
of levies on incomes and excess pro
fits. As an example, it was an
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day that the steel corporation had set
aside, from its parninM. Kit mill!
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cess profits tax for the three months
period Pndin .T,, no ;
X 1 vivviitill
37 ner cent of the net earning. In
37 per cent of the net earnings
England excess profits taxes have
mounted as high as 80 per cent. If
the war should last two or three years
longer, at a daily expense to the
world of 100 million dollars or more..
the mountain debt would become so
vast that to pay interest on it alone,
not to mention reducing the principal
would require about all that land,
labor and capital, in some of the
countries involved, was able to pro-
To land goes rent; to labor wages;
to capital profits. Rental values
may be confiscated by the state, pro-
rfits may be confiscated, in verv lareo
part or wholly. But the wage fund
cannot be confiscated. It must bo
paid,"dolcd out directly to the labor-
ers, else they cannot live, or work.
or rear children to keep the wheel
of industry and civilization turning
after they are gone.
Would .it be anything to wonder
at if the world of high finance wora
"consnirinn-V to Tirl tho wni-
Would it not be remarkable, in-
deed, if it were not?
Is it not threatened with the loss
of 'the goose that lays . the golden
a And yet there are men foolish
enough to speak of this as a "cap-
ltahsts' war" to enable the wealthy
to forge the chains of servitude still
more securely about the bodies of the
It makes no difference what may
have been the aims and motives in
ith bpo-inninor THo fo,.f ,,t.,,, i
w ..si. A AtAVLl Ls l t L V .'M.lllll..
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lout clearly that this is a war for
f democracy, for the rights of the
common people, not merely in the
lands where the troops are fighting
but in the lands from which thev
jcame. When it is ended the rights
J as well as the privileges of the rich
will be encroached upon, as a result
f the lessons the war has taught
and government, more than
fore, in every country involved, will
be of the people, by the people ei.d
I for the people. World-Herald
SPEAKING ABOUT PEACE.
There is peace talk in Gcrmany:
I dnu more 01 it in Austria, it is a
fit topic for discussion everywhere.
j The allies in Europe occasionally
mention it, to say that there be no
sucn peace as Germany proposes.
There is little discussion of peace
f 'n this country, not so much as there
I was before Uncle Sam
forced into the war by reckless fright-
I fulness. Some day the United States
j WH bejjin to discuss peace, for this
j is a peaceful people that abhors war.
I Aml when this country lays down
I the terms of any peace that will be
acceptable to it, the chief condition
01 11 will te that the world must be
made safe for democracy, and that
those old world rulers who, claiming
to iule through the divinity of kings;
have for a century sought to destroy
tne eim of popular rule, must be
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deprived of the power, if not the in
I -"auon, 10 ever go to war ap.'am.
With the disposition of disputed prov
nces, the control ot colonies 011 other
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-ouneiua anu ine juristic! ion o:
dynasties this country and people are
not concerned except insofar as they
nave a bearing upon the problem of
preserving hereafter the peace of the
When the Prussian autocracy be-
Sins to entertain a desire for a peace
that will deprive it of the power to
set the world afire .ifr-.in TT,.,1 Cnm
will be ready and eager to listen. And
when that shall have been accom
plished, Uncle Sam will address him
self to the task of fully and decisive
ly Americanizing the United States.
NOT THEIR WAR.
Just how some of the pro-Germans.
those whose love of the fatherland i?
i f titer man ineir ue vol ion to ine
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possess, can say that this is Wilson's
war is one of the unfathomable riddles
01 ine present age. president W ilsrn
was sustained-by both houses of con
gress by almost unanimous vote, :ir3
today leading republican politician?
say there is but one party in this
country, and were a presidential elec
tion held tomorrow it is doubtful if
the republicans would place a nomine
in the field. We are one party, on
country, one purpose, we are m a
struggle to break down the last bar
rier between plutocracy and de.ift'-
racy. We arc not seeking expansion
nor indemnity, but are simply making
the world safe for democracy. Ulys
BEING A SUSPECT.
L.ongrcllow said: "run many a
shaft at random sent, finds mark the
archor little meant." At the present
time it is well to bear this fact in
mind and weigh your words before
you speak of the war and its objects.
If you are loyal, it will not be hard
for you to eliminate all questions of
unfealty. If you are disloyal, "The
bogy man'll git you if you don't
watch out." There is no middle of
the road path you are either for the
government or against it; you must
go the limit; you cannot say "I
would be in favor if such and such
was done;" we are in the war, nndj
must win to save our nation from
utter annihilation. Even' a rumor of
disloyalty will leave a stain that even
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ti r.uini.-.T PEIt CENT.
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similatinthcFood by Rcula
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; hereby Promou.Di$csUon
i neither Opium.Morphine nor
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LOSS OF SLEEP
Exact Ccpy of Wrapper.
J0" ueatn cannot cttace, for your
children and grandchildren will be
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compelled xo bear the stigma and will
be pointed out as descendants of a
traitor. Watch your words. Ulysses
WOODMEN CIKCLE TICNIC
IS A BIG SUCCESS
Yesterday the Woodmen Circle gave
1 picnic at roman Grove, in the
?outh portion of the city. The picnic
was directly under the supervision of
Mrs. A. J. Trilety and Miss Anna Rys,
and was a sure success in all its ap
pomtments. They went to the picnic
grounds during the morning, and
when the noon hour camp snrpnrl thJr
well filled baskets on th. ,w
the trees, and did ample justice to th
ROOu things to cat. During the aft
ernoon the younger portion of the
picnickers played games and enjoyed
themselves with the swimrs which
were put up by some of the members, I
ind which added to the enjoyment of j
the affair. Both the youngsters and j
those older thoroughly enjoyed them
selves, and thanked the two ladies 1
having charge of the anDointments
ior furnishing them a good time. A.
J. Trilety assisted greatly in taking
parties to and from the grounds in
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For Infant3 and Children.
Mothers Know That
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and bruises, mamma's sore throat,
grandma's lameness Dr. Thomas Ec
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Heavy, impure blood makes a mud
dy, pimply complexion, headaches,
nausea, indigestion. Thin blood makes
you weak, pale and sickly. For pure,
blood, sound digestion, use Burdock
Blood Bitters. $1.25, at all stores.
W. A. ROBERTSON.
East nt Riley Hotel.
Pays the highest cash price for cream,
poultry, butter and eggs. Let us
deal with you. We will treat you
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