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MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1917.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
'Cbz plattsmoutb journal
PUBLISHED 8EMI-WEEKLT AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA.
Kmtared at PostoQce at Plattsmouth, Neb., a ecoad-cUss mall matter.
R. A, BATES, Publisher .
UBScitiPTioiv price i Ci.s peb teak ur adtancb
Baseball season over.
Hunt up your winter wear.
Open season is here.
The leaves are beginning to drop.
Jack Frost was very mild on his
If you do a kind act, don't brat
The dreams of youth make life
"Beyond the Alps lies Italy." But
that is not all.
The latest styles in ships are con
crete boats; doesn't the world move
The question that puzzles the
peoplo in Illinois is, who is who in
The article that is mostly used in
the young bride's kitchen is still the
The amazing part of the war is
that the government hasn't adopt
ed everyone's advice.
Yes, Uncle Sam has a million men
under arms, but perhaps you have
noted that he didn't get them be
tween sunrise and sundov.n.
The Jlour that kept pace with
rising wheat seems to have exhaust
ed all of its energies in the rising.
At any rate it seems too tired to fol
low the price of wheat down.
Wc- gather "from "Germany's re
marks snout the Tope's peace pro
posal that Germany is willing to ac
cept anything except what she is go
ing to be compelled to accept event
It seems rather hard to keep the
lid on Omaha. Xearly every night
places are raided and fellows caught
with plenty of drinkables in their
When you frame up something on
Fomebody and they turn the tables
on you that should make you admit
that you are not as smart as you
think you are.
Scap is very scarce in Germany,
but even if it were plentiful and
if whitewash were a drug on the
market there would be no means of
removing the dark stains froni the
V.'e'd rather have our soldiers
learning the habit of smoking cigar
ettes than contracting the habit of
swearing at the busy bodies at
home who insist upon making rules
by which everybody else shall live.
In order that food products may
be promptly moved 10 6,033 freight
cars have been distributed over the
roads serving South, West and
Southwest. The cars were scatter
ed regardless of ownershap by the
Railroads' War Board.-
Don't fail to write to the dear boys
in the army. Such an epistle from
their home makes their hearts leap
It is greatly feared that a num
ber of senatorial boomlet3 have
sprouted so early that ths frost will
get 'em sure.
Just to keep the matter straight
and of record, we stop the press to
remark that Liberty bonds represent
an investment, and that our loans
to the Allies do not represent an
THE AMERICAN SOLDIER.
The arrangements at Washington
if carried through will surround the
American soldier with benefits and
safeguards such as no other class
enjoys, lie is clothed and fed by
the government. His amusements
are prepared for him free. He has
sanitary surroundings the best that
science can rukae the m.and now it
is proposed to place him above nil
commercial liabilities as long as the
war lasts. A bill has been introduc
ed into congress, said to be backed,
by both General Crowder and Presi
dent Wilson, whioh proposes to hold
Mp creditors suits against officers
and men and to deny Judgment -by
default, and to prevent execution
through sale of property of judg
ments resting against men at time
of enlistment. The bill further
would set aside the statute of liiri
tations so that debts owing a soldier
could not be outlawed in his ab
sence, prevent the eviction of his
family for failure to pay rent, i re
serve his equity in purchased con
tracts in which he might be engag
ed at time of entering the army, pro
tect him against the ordinary re
sults of defaulted payments on !'us'
ness mortgages, insure any rights he
might have in public lands, prevent
lapsing of life insurance policy
through failure to pay premiums in
his absence, and in other ways to
protect him while in military ser
vice. Xo denunciation of the bill has
appeared anywhere, and even in
Wall street when the matter was
referred to, the only remark was:
"They deserve all that and more
too." The pay of an American sold
ier, after furnishing him free with
everything necessary, !s from five to
ten times larger than paid by any
other government. And then if he
wants to buy anything not furnish
ed, he can get it at cost. World
Herald. Fine fall weather.
Now prepare for winter.
Plenty of snow predicted.
See that the coal bin is filled.
If you wear a liberty cap, wear it
Send your "bit" in smokes for the
Let your mantle of charity spread
beyond your own shoulders.
Statistics show that Nebraskans
make the best soldiers in the world.
If you think you are an angel you
have never heard what others think
On the trains now the dining car
conductors are calling "first draft
Only a man who never gets ill
wonders how doctors manage to
make a living.
Anybody can be a good promiser
only the man who delivers the
goods makes good.
Three hundred and .fifty dollars
per capita bank deposits for Ne
braska, sounds like prosperity,eh?
The dollar i3 all powerful in all
walks of life, the only trouble be
ing that some walk'3 seldom see it.
A year ago the kaiser wouldn't
listen 'to any peace propositions, un
less they were all coming his way.'
Now he is willing to concede many
things in order to save his own j him see to it that the maaufictur
country and his own neck. ( era of news print are curbed in their
Jeremiah O'Leary, head of the
"American Truth society" (which
ought to be called the German Lies
society), wrote to Bernard H. Rid
der, editor of the New York Staats
Zeitung, under date of August 9,
ureincr him to "take heart" and
"come out and fight don't quit."
"We are leading the way for you,
he said, referring to his own wretch
ed naper. "Bull." which has since
been righteously suppressed. "Fight
for your German language," he im
plores Ridder, "do what the French
are doing in Canada." Through a
long letter, of which the postmaster
general publishes a photographic
copy in his proceedings against the.
publication called "Bull," under the
provisions of the espionage law.
O'Leary indicates that his only
thought and motive is to resist the
United States government In all it
does to prosecute this war.
It is to be hoped that Ridder him
self gave this letter to the govern
ment though, if he did so, he has
taken a little too much time about
it. The position of some of the
German language papers has been
morally creditable when compared
with the operations of Irish extrem
ists of the O'Leary type. After all.
the German editors are mostly Ger
mans. They have, at least, the ex
cuse that the country whose cause,
against America, they are openly or
covertly fighting for, was their
original country. The Irish extrem
ists have no such excuse. They
have taken up Germany's cause en
tirely out of hatred for England,
with which country America is now
allied. It is hate England first, and
support America last or never.
"Bull" was perfectly willing to
get the Staats Zeitung into all sorts
of trouble by stimulating it to dis
loyalty, while saving its own prec
ious neck if it could. Its particular
form of operations up to the date
of this letter had lain in making
vicious attacks on loyal German-
Americans. That was a most mis
chievous and detestable way of
As a pendent to this wretched-
O'Leary business, read the message
of Bernstorff to his government, sent
n January last, which the State de
partment makes public today. "I
request authority to pay up to $50,-
000 in order, as on former occasions,
to influence congress through the
organization you know of, which
can prevent war; in the above cir
cumstances a public official declara
tion in favor of Ireland Is highly
desirable, in order to gain the sup-
port of Irish Influence here." In
view of this, can anyone doubt the
treasonable part which certain or
ganizations have played in doing
Germany's work in this country?
Secretary McAdoo, admitting the
obligation Uncle Sam owes to tho
newspapers for boosting the sale of
Liberty bonds, writes us that he is
considering the matter of buying
space in the newspapers to adver
tise the sale of the forthcoming is
sue of bonds. He says it is a diffi
cult problem because he cannot dis
criminate between newspapers but
must treat all alike, and that means
either too much money or not enough
to be of any moment to even the
We hasten to offer a solution to
Secretary McAdoo. It would suit this
newspaper to a dot, and we opine
would suit practically every other
weekly newspaper in America. The
amount of money that The Demo
crat could possibly hope to receive
for advertising the sale of Liberty
Bonds would not buy newsprint for
a single week's issue. " But we are
willing to boost that Liberty Bond
sale to the limit, without money and
without price, and will do so when
the time comes. Now if Secretary
McAdoo wants to prove to the news
paper men that Uncle Sam appre
ciates .their efforts in his behalf, let
rapacious demands for profits. Uncle
Sam has told the munitions makers
what profit they may make on the
wares they sell to him. He has told
the farmers just what they may re
ceive for their wheat. Now let him
tell the paper makers just how
much, profit they may make in their
product. Two years ago this month
The Democrat could buy paper like
that used for this issue for $2.G5 a
hundred pounds. The paper on
which this edition is printed cosi
more than double that. And the
paper today is not nearly so good as
the $2.65 paper of two years ago
If Uncle Sam will compel the paper
trust exploiters to sell paper at a
reasonable profit, we are confident
that the newspaper publishers will
show their appreciation by tearing
loose on that Liberty Bond issue
and advertising it as no oraer sale
was ever advertised. And the ad
vertising will not cost Uncle Sam a
blooming penny. York Democrat
She was stout, middle-aged, and
weary looking, and when she enter
ed the crowded Toronto surface car
a slender youth sprang from his
seat. For a moment she gazed dis
dainfully at the civilian garb, look
ed belligerently at the boyish figure
-right hand stuck in pocket and
left wandering over the embryonic
moustache then in a loud voice she
told her sentiments in regard ot
slackers. She talked long, and her
sarcasm was sharp and plentiful.
Finally, her breath failing, she
closed her tirade with an emphatic
refusal to accept a seat from a
slacker. The young man mean
time had not changed his attitude
in fact, from his easy posture, hand
in pocket, one might have thought
he was trying to show insolent dis
regard. Then tie spoke: "Madam,
have you anyone fighting over
there?" She heatedly replied that
she had brother, two nephews, and
brother-in-law. "Do you write
to them, the young man inquired.
It was none of his business, she re
torted. Then she admitted she did
write "frequently." "Well, madam,
the next time you write, ask thenr
f they cart find my hand over there."
He drew out a dangling sleeve from
the pocket. The hand had been cut
off at the wrist. The Argonaut.
POOR OLD NEBRASKA!
Will somebody kindly pass the hat
for the benefit of this poor old state
of ours? Only a little over four
hundred millions of dollars lie be
tween her and bankruptcy, said dol-
ars being deposited in the state and
national banks of the commonwealth.
So poor are Nebraskans that there
aren't enough cars to go around.
Only every other family has one,
and it would crowd the cars of Ne
braska a bit to haul all Nebraskans
at once. Isn't it awful for a state to
be so poor? r
So near broke and bankrupt is
this poor old state, that it only has
$10,000,000 in its permanent school
fund, every dollar of it bearing in
terest for the benefit of the school
children. And the income from that
fund and from school land leases
only amourits to the mere bagatelle
of about $700,000 a year. What's
that insignificant sum, anyhow?
And we are hovering dangerously
near to the starvation line, too. We
are going to raise less than $450,-
000,000 worth of agricultural crops
this year perhaps two or three
millions less and our meat produc
tion will amount to only the insig
nificant sum of about $125,000,000.
In mighty bad shape, indeed, is
poor old Nebraska. Something must
be done to alleviate our threatened
sufferings. Unless the hat is passed
among the sister states for the bene
fit of this poor, unfotrunate and sad-
y afflicted commonwealth, we'll
have to stand by 'and watch it go
nto bankruptcy. York Democrat.
The indications are that Senator
LaFollette is not so much exercised
about taxing wealth as he is about
embarrassing the administration
with his talk in favor of Germany.
LIBERTY LOAN SALE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1
Washington, Sept. 28. Final
preparations for the launching of the
second Liberty loan of three billion
dollars or mere were completed to
day with the publication of the de
tails of the offering by Secretary
McAdoo. A nation wide campaign
to obtain patriotic subscriptions to
the loan will be started and will
close October. 27.
Prominent Among the features of
the new offering is the privilege of
converting bonds of this issue into
bonds of any subsequent series car
rying an Interest rate in excess of
4 per cent.' The terms of payment
are two per cent on application, IS
per cent November 15, 40 per cent
December 14 and 4 0 per cent Janu
ary 15, 19 IS. At an interest of '
per cent the bonds will be issuel in
denominations of $50 and more. They
will mature in 25 years but may be
redeemed at the expiration of ten
years at the option of the secretary
of the treasury.
Any person who subscribed to the
first issue of bonds bearing interest
at 33 per cent may convert his hold
ings into the new 4 per cent securi
ties at hi3 option, but the new 4
per cent bonds are taxable under
the surtaxes of the new income tax
rates while the 3 per cent issue
is exempt. The effect of this will be
that holders of large amounts un
doubtedly will keep their tax exempt
bonds while the smaller holders who
do not have enough to come under
the new surtaxes will convert their
bonds to the higher rate.
CAPTURE SLACKER; TURN
HIM OVER TO THE ARMY
AND ViN FIFTY DOLLARS
Washington, Sept. 28. The first
steps toward the apprehension of na
tional army slackers were taken
when the war department authoriz
ed the announcement of a reward
of $50 to be paid civilians for the de-
ivcry cf any person liable to mili
tary service to the nearest military
reservation or cantonment caiup.
This reward will be paid to any
person not in the military service of
the United States, including all lo
cal, county and state police authori
ties. The war department expects
immediate results from the offer, as
hundreds of men selected for service
have not answered the call.
This is the first move in a cam
paign that is intended to become na
tionwide in the search for the "pink
sheet men" as the national army
slackers are called. They are term
ed the "pink sheet men" for the rea
son that when they failed to appear
their names were placed on a pink
sheet and certified for service in the
JOINED THE AVIATION CORPS.
Clarence Mack, formerly of this
place, but having been making his
home at Des Moines for some time
past was a visitor in the city for
a short time, the guest of his uncle
William Shea, departed for Des
Moines last evening. Mr. Mack has
joined the Aviation Corps and de
parted next Tuesday for Deming,
New Mexico, where he will go into
active practice for a flyer.
LESTER VROMAN IMPROVING.
Ellery Vroraan came down from
Omaha last evening, and visited
over night with his mother, Mrs.
Lillian Baker, and while here was
speaking about his brother, Lester
Vroman, who is in a hospital at
Omaha, where he has been taking
treatment for hernia, and where he
was operated upon some time since.
Ellery says his brother is improv
ing rapidly, and expects him to re
turn home next week. Ellery who
was formerly working for the Un
ion Pacific -has resigned his position
to accept a posiit.on at an increase
of salary with the firm of L. A.
Wicks & Co., contractors.
Mrs. Carroll Baldwin.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Hunt.
Miss Agne3 Smith.
Mrs. A. P. Weston.
Above mail unclaimed and will be
sent to the Dead Lettre Office Oct.
15, 1917.- D. C. MORGAN. P. M.
RESIDENCE FOR SALE.
7 room modern brick with barn,
tvo blocks from business center.
Just the thing for retired farmer.
rice right. T. H. Pollock.
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The ZUrul Ycu'Have Always Bought, and which has been
in for over over 30 years, has borne "the signature of
& - and has teen made under ms per-
, jJS- sonal supervision cince its infancy.
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All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good ' are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger , the ' health cf
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment.
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric,
Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains
ncitLer Opium, Morphine ncr other narcotic substance. It3
age is its guarantee. For more than thirty years it has
tsen in constant use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency,
Win.d Colic and Diarrhoea ; allaying Feverishness arising
therefrom, and by regulating tho Stomach and Bowels, aids
the assimilation of ?ood; giving healthy and natural sleep.
She Children's Panacea The Mother's Frisfcd.
m Use For Over SO Years
The itind You Have Always Sought
THE CE NTAUR O O M
TWO SAMMiES DIE; ANOTHER
INJURED, PERSHING REPORTS
Washington, Sept. 2S. The slight
wounding of First Lieut. Howard F.
Keating-, of Philadelphia, medical
corps, during an air raid on the
night of September 24th, was re
ported to the war department today
by General Pershing.
The dath of Private James Tracy
of Philadelphia, company F, First
engineers as a result of "an accident
in the line of duty" also was report
ed. Another cablegram announced the
death on September 24 from natural
carres of Sergeant Pit Johnson, 2Sth
r. fan try, of St. Paul.
NEWS FK0M DE. COOK.
Frank Clans, who has been at
Jlock Island, Illinois, where he has
Veil rssisting in getting Dr. Cook's
household goods moved in ioMieir
ijw home, arrived home this after
noon. Sir. Claus say- that that is
i flii ccuntry over ther and that he
was tl pleased with the trip and
tat he paw some of the finest coun
ty it lewa on his trip tnat he crvor
pa?sec over. He report Dr. ( lose
i:nl fimily getting long nicely with
y.ni 1 faith and a fine town to live
BUYS HORSE IN MICHIGAN.
Oscar Gapen, just received a horse
which he purchased from Mrs. Gap-
en's father, Roscoe R. Dean, of
South Haven, Michigan, which he
had shipped to this place. The horse
was brought across the lake in a
boat and from there to this place
over the Burlington road. The horse
costing one hundred dollars, at
South Haven, and the transportation
to this place being $32.00, besides
inspection which was six dollars.
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Wo have some choice 80, 130, 160, 240
and 320 tracks off land neai- Sterling, Adams,
Tecumseh, Elk Creek, Cook, Burr, Douglass,
Vesta, Crab Orchard, Filley and Lewiston,
Nebraska. Prices very reasonable and the
Call or write
ckenhaupi & Curtain,
no one to deceive vou in this.
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PANY, NTW VORK CITv
HELP MOUNTAIN WHITES.
The Woman's Auxiliary of St.
Luke's parish is sending their an
nual box to the Mountain Whiles
on October 15th. Any one having
any clothing to spare for this worthy
object, please leave them at the
home of Mrs. James Donnelly not
later than October . 14th. Those
people are of the best blood of our
original pioneers but have lived in
the wildest part of the mountains
without schooling or ordinary com
forts. Now the church is assisting
them in order that they might be
self supporting and are educating
the children but they are very poor
and clothing and shoes are greatly
6 good 5 miVi old calves f.ir
Call Platts. Phono No. 305-W.
Duroc Jersey male pigs for sale.
Fall and spring pigs. Philip Hirz,
Plattsmouth, Neb. -12-2td2twkly
For Sale: Good Holstein Bull, 2
j-ears old. Inquire of Chas. H Hen
nings, Cedar Creek. 9-6-tfwkly
Office Supplies at the Journal.
XOTICE TO rRRniT(lll
The State of Nebraska)
Cass County ) ss:
lu tbe County Court.
In the matter Of thf V.stata nf Xfarw
F. Welch, Ueceased:
10 tue Creditors of said Estate:
You flr h prp v nnHfloil ih.f T will
. - - - - . . .v. 1-11(1 l. m. nut
Sit at th Pniinfv frill,-- rtirm in Vlott..
.1 -w-. . vrw. Jit iailO"
mouth, in said county, on the 12th dav
of November, 1917 and the 12th day of
January. 191S. at 10 nVlnrir n m
each of said days to receive and ex-
nuiine an claims against said Estate,
with a view to their adjustment and
- ' - - - - linn mi iui 1 1 1 e
presentation of claims asrainst said es
tate is three months from the 11th day
of October. A. I).. 1917. and the time
limited for payment of debts is one
5q?t from said 15th da' of September.
1 v X I
Witness mv lianrl arA fVta cnl tj
v, seal cam
County Court, this 15th day of Septem-
tsc I, l?il.
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