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THURSDAY, OCTOBER, 4, 1917.
PLATTSMODTEf SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Cbe plattsmoiitb ourrial
PUBLISHED IEMI-WEEKLT AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA,
atera at Poatofflc at Plattsmouth, Neb., aa lecoad-class mallinattar.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
llTBSCKIPTI09r rRICBt PKK THIB HT AJDTAJfCBI
Buy a Liberty bond.
Salt down the speeder.
Ducks are not very plenty.
Foot ball heroes! Oh, where are
Down with the political
The war will be won by blows
but now by blowhards.
The fellow who sows his wild oats
deserves a good thrasher.
Witty paragraphers are born, not.
made. But we just happened.
The farmer who farms by proxy
generally poses as the best farmer.
In another year Uncle Sam will
have completed 1,600 new ships. Xot
so bad, is it?
Most any man knows how to tell
a woman's age, but very few have
the nerve to do it.
Teddy Roosevelt has coined anoth
er phrase. This time it is "pawn
If the aliens in this country can
not light for Uncle Sam they might
be put to work for Uncle Sam.
It's all right to strut around like
you had millions, but the people
know you ain't that makes it bad.
The potatoe crop is fine and spuds
are selling at 90 cents to ?1.00 a
bushel in many sections of the state.
According to New York papers the
bussle is coming back. Well let it
come where it belongs on some
Environments have a great deal to
do in shaping the future of the aver
age young man, or young woman
either for that matter.
A "save gasoline" campaign has
been started. Rainy weather will
help it along, and that's about the
only thing that will do so.
About the meanest fellow we
know of. is the one who sleeps all
through the sermon and then refus
es to see the collection plate, as it is
You usually can tell the speeches
of the Kaiser from those of LaFol
lctte, Gronna of the "wilful few", by
the fact the latter do not ues, "On
ward With God."
If this bombing and shelling of
hospitals in the rear of the Allied
line continues, it would seem that
the safest place for the wounded
will be in the first line trenches.
Several new phrases of German
intrigue have.-been brought to light
in recent investigations. If these re
ports are true, Germany has never
been a friend to the United States.
No, no, my boy; not all of the dis
loyal people in this country were
born across the sea. Some of. the
finest specimens afloat are ingrate3,
cradled under the Stars and Stripes
fed from Uncle Sam's nursing bottle.
America's "average man" has
$45.80 in the bank or his jeans to
day. He is $6 richer than a year
ago, according to treasury depart
ment figures. On Sept. 1, '$4,783,
154,500 was in circulation In the
United States. Gold coin and bul
lion totalled $3,060,991,378 about
one-third the world's supply and
approximately a half a million dol
lars more than last year.
PASTE ON YOUR WINDSHIELD.
When you come to a crossing,
. Here's a simple rule for you
Stop, and look and listen,
And be sure that you can view
The track from every angle
And that nothing is in sight
Then start again your journey,
And you'll cross It alright.
NOW FOR THE LIBERTY BONDS.
A nationwide drive for the sale
of three billion dollars of Liberty
bonds beginning tomorrow and con
tinuing until October 27, is the next
big step in the war.
Nebraska's" allotment in this, th
second Liberty loan issue, is $27,
000,000, which would make Oma
ha's share, on the basis of the prev
ious sale of bonds, about $9,000,
000. Omaha's allotment in the first
Liberty loan was oversubscribed $3,
600.000 and the rest of the state
oversubscribed by $2,000,000, mak
ing a conspicuous showing among
the states of the union.
in this second loan, Omaha and
Nebraska should not fail to measure
up to the quota asked of this city
The first bond issue of two billion
was a remarkable success in point
of the number of subscribers, which
were more than there millions, but
we cannot any of us escape our re
sponsibility for the second issue of
loan bonds. It should be our pride
and our patriotic privilege to add
one subscriber to the group of In
vestors in the cause of winning this
war. A bond for each member of
the family will not in many in
stances be difficult of purchase. And
it is not a donation by any means
for a prefectly certain 4 per cent
investment, entirely free of taxation,
is as good a proposition as any
where the guarantee is solid as
To those of us who have not a
family representative at a military
camp, the Liberty bond should make
a special appeal. It is not a gift,
but it is evidence of our live, earn
est purpose to participate in this
fight for country and for home in a
substantial way. It is backing up
our talk and our confidence with a
little of our money.
And among our assets, whatever
they may be, a few Liberty bonds
will be the best collateral obtain
able and a reserve capital that will
not shrink nor be discounted by the
ups and. down of business.
This method of financing the war,
is both democratic and stimulating
to individual thrift. If we would
save a little for a rainy day, here is
our chance. It will be a surprise
to many to find that a bond may be
purchased very easily out of small
savings. We have not hitherto had
such an appeal to our ability, to
finances ourselves and the country
at the same time. A very little
thoughtful planning will do it. Join
the ranks of subscribers to the Lib
erty Loan bonds and you will feel
Just a little bigger and better for
it. World Herald.
Arthur Mullen is not wasting any
time in an effort to gain the ?ood
will of the Lincoln Journal. He
don't need it and never will. The
ill-will of that sheet in the eyes of
the people 13 better than the good
will, especially if you are a candt
date for office.
Quite a number of the old veter
ans of fhe Civil War in this vicinity
are arranging to take In the excur
sion to Vicksburg, Mississippi, They
will no doubt experience a pleasant
trip. At least we hope so.
Treason is defined in the consti
tution as "adhering to" or "giving
aid and comfort to" tll6 enemies oT
the United States. Subtler forms of
treason have been devised since the
constitution was framed. Among
, 4 - .
these none is more tnsldidus than
the determination of men to take
advantages of the national emerg
ency to "get theirs."
These traitors are found happily
not in large numbers In every sta
tion in life. The manufacturer who
seeks to make excessive profits out
of the situation created by the war
is one. So is the worker who Is
ready to hold up essential industry
until he can enforce his own terms
No general definition of what i
fair or unfair can be made. But
every man knows in the back of his
head whether he is doing the fair
thing or not. In so far as he is
not, he is helping the enemy and so
is a traitor to his country.
If selfish purposes were universal
if every man set out at this time to
use his country's need to "get his,"
the republic would fall to pieces.
Kansas City Star.
HOW SOME CONGRESS
MEN WERE BRIBED
Having in mind nothing but the
honor of the houes of representa
tives, most Americans will wonder
why Mr. Heflin of Alabama had no
support when he was making a plain
case against the kaiser's apologists in
that body. He had said that he sus
pected some members of congress of
receiving German money, but this
was merely incidental to an accusa
tion just as grave which might have
been sustained by proof.
We may dismiss at once even the
thought of bribery in its usual sense,
and yet the Congressional Record
for three years past will bear testi
mony almost daily to the fact that
American congressmen have cor
rupted by influence no less potent
than German money. They have vot
ed by the hundred in support of
autocracy and in betrayal of democ
racy, and why? Because they were
miserable cowards; because they
were convinced by machine-made
telegrams and letters, paid for with
German money, that it would be
politically profitable to them to be
tray their country; because, in a
word, they were afraid of a German
vote which does not exist.
Bribery with money is no worse
than bribery with promise of favor,
and every man in the house who
undertook to howl down Mr. Heflin
knows It. They are senators and
representatives in Washington whose
zeal for Germany has not been sur
passed even In the reichstag. They
were not bought with money, for it
was cheaper to possess them In
other ways. They surrendered
cravenly to a propaganda of postage
stamps and telegraph tolls at a cost
to Germany perhaps of $3.75 on thi
Why could not some decent
American member of congress who
was not a coward have said as much'
in support of Mr. Hefllin? New
Make America American.
Hurry up, if you want a Liberty
Be observing and don't overlook
Omaha is going to smash the
It is time to be thinking about
The dream of youth mako life
No use talking they arc going
"like hot cakes."
Money is no object to an American
patriot In war time.
No man is as happy as he who
suddenly finds himself dolus what
he has always wanted to do.
HIGH COST OF FIGHTING.
World records are smashed so fre
t quently of late that we take the
most unprecedented thing as a mat
ter of course. The senate has just
passed a war deficiency bill carry
ing $8,000,000,000 without the for
mality of a roll call. This amount
equals the total cost of our civil
war, but it is only a fraction of
what has been appropriated since
April 6, when we declared that a
state of war existed. Senator Mar
tin, chairman of the committee on
appropriations, says the appropria
tions for five months have amounted
to $20,000,000,000 and he predicts
next year's totals will reach $50,
000,000,000. These are, of course.
utterly Incomprehensible sums and
we may well sympathize with the
Virginia senator's statement about
the desirability of scruitinizing the
estimates, while all the while recog
nizing, with him and his colleagues,
the futility of it. Only by auditing
expenditures can an effectual check
be applied. The administration will
be, and must be, held to strict ac
countability for the manner in which
every dollar is spent, but congress
cannot, without imperiling the na
tional safety, refuse to allow any
estimate merely because of its stag
gering proportions. The newly or
ganized audit bureau of the War
Department has a trenmendous re
It is only by comparison that we
can get any conception of the high,
cost of fighting in this war. The
cost of the war of IS 12 wa3 $300,-
000,000, less than the item of army
subsistence in ' the" deficiency bill.
The total cost of the Spanish-American
war to the United States.'Spain
and the Philippines was only $800,-
000,000, or one-tenth the amount of
the deficient bill. The program for
torpedo boat destroyers will cost
nearly twice the outlay for the en
tire Mexican war. The shipping
board program call3 for more money
than Russia and Japan spent to
gether in the war of 1904. Accord
ing to Senator Martin's estimate,
we have during five months appro
priated one-third more than the Na-
poleonicwars cost France, Great
Britain, Germany, Italy, Austria,
Spain, Russia and Turkey. Experts
have estimated the cost of all the
wars of the world for 120 years
prior to 1914 at $40,000,000,000 or
twice what we have appropriated in
five months. St. Louis Globe-Dem
And now the leaves are beginning
to fall. There is nothing in the
world that so reminds us that time
is fleeting and ourselves going with
it, as the falling leaves. It is really
a solemn time for one to see a leaf
fluttering down through the air to
the ground. It is a reminder that it
is the way we are all going falling
to the ground and soon disappearing
and forgotten. But the thought
should be one cf hope rather than
of despair, for the very circumstance
should inspire everyone to live a
better and truer life, and make the
world brighter because the leaves
fall. The leaves have done their
share in the world's work. They
have brought beauty to the woods.
and fed the fruits and flowers
through the summer. They have
earned their rest, but they have
something else to do, and that is to
make music for the footsteps that
move, through them. The music of
the deep leaves of the forest is imi-:
tated nowhere else. It finds expres
sion in no instrument, unless it be
in the heartstrings, where no sound
is heard. Ohio State Journal.
Since flour has come down in
price,, it looks like .bread ought to
come down in price ; or up In size.
But there is a mighty good way to
bring the bakers to time just bake
our own bread. The weather is
now cool enough to have a fire in
the kitchen range.
All the boys registered in Ne
braska for the army are soon to1 be
called for a final examination.
FOOD WILL WIN THE WAR.
In time the housewives of the
United States must wake up to the
determination of the United States
government to win this war. Tn
time they will begin to realize, as
the government itself now realizes,
how essential it is to the winning r.f
the war, that our food supply shall
be so regulated that thi3 coun
try will be able to provide susten
ance for its allies in order that they
may continue the aid they must
render us if the war is to be won.
Conservation of the food supply
is Just as essential as service in the
army. It is the part which the wo
men of the country may bear toward
our national success in the elimina
tion of kaiserism from the world.
It is the determination of Herbert
Hoover that practically all of the
women of the United States shall
enroll In the, food conservation cam
paign. He has determined to make
another and more searching effort
to enroll the women of America in
the food administration department
of the government. The week of
October 21-28 has been chosen -r
that effort. The purpose 6f the en
rollment is to bring the women into
close relations with the food admin-
istration, so that it may rend them
instructions on how to conserve focd
and what food to conserve.
Nobody is going to escape a, share
in this work. What is not done
voluntarily will be done by sterner
methods. Already we are advisci!
that sugar must be conserved, and
if the housewife doesn't do her
share cf her own accord, the govern
ment will place such restrictions
upon the use of sugar as will cover
The same will be done with other
articles of food needed for the allies.
It can all be done without the exer
cise of imperative restriction if thtr
women will only register, get the
instructions and obey them as a
patriotic person should obey. If the
housewives of the country do pot do
that, they seem destined to encount
er many disappointments in the re;
ulation of their household affairs.
You have to ginger up if you wont
to get any spice out of lifj.
Of course, the Kaiser wants? peace.
but he's too bull-headed to say so,
Sooner or later it will dawn upon
Kaiser Wilhelm that the peace terms
will not be what he wants but what
he can get.
BEN DECKER VERY LOW.
Reports from the bedside of 13. G.
Decker, who is at his farm home a
few miles south of the city is to the
effect that he is very low with
dropsy. Mr. Decker, has the dis
tinction of having been at this place,
in 1853, the year that Samuel Martin
settled here and built the first trad
ing post, at which he traded with
the Indians. Mr. Decker has been
getting very feeble for the past few
years, and although only 73 years
of age, for the past few months has
been very weak. The members of
his family were called to his bed
side this afternoon, on account of
hi3 extreme illness. Mr. Docker is
a member of the G. A. R. and served
during the entire length of the civil
I am in a position to make some
very attractive prices on a few Ilenny
buggies which I am closing out. Al
so have a good price on wagons. See
me if in the market.
A. O. AULT,
Cedar Creek, Neb
Baled straw at SGO. Grant
Wetenkamp, Mynard, Xeb.
Women Have Their Troubles.
Not only middle-aged women, but
younger ones, too, suffer from back
ache, pains in side, swollen ankles,
sore muscles, rheumatic pains and
kindred ailments without knowing
that these are most often the result
of deranged or overworked kidneys.
Foley Kidney Pills ere good medi
cine for kidney trouble. Sold every
IS NOW SOLD IN CASS COUNTY
and is considered by all its users and many others who
may be users sometime, as the most car for the. money
on the market today. It is well made, handles easy
and is built for the driver who cares and likes a car
that will stand the test. Prices of the Elcar on all
models are as follows:
345.00 f . o. b. Factory
with the exception of The Sedan Type which sells for
5995.00 f . o. b. Factory
Deinanstrations will be cheerfully made by writing or
telephoning, Union Line, 60 A. A.
Airnt i.i:s or i( oitrn Tiox.
We. the undersigned, hereby asso
ciate ourselves together for the pur
posy of forming- a corporation under
(he laws of the State of Nebraska, anil
io adopt the following Articles of In
corporation: Article 1. The name by which this
corporation shall be known id FAIJM
i:i:S ST ATM HANK.
Article 11. The principal place of
business of this corporation shall be
at l'lattsmouth. County of Cass, State
Article 111. The object for which
this corporation is formed is to carry
on a Commercial llankins-: business un
der the Jaws of the state of Nebraska.
Article IV. The authorized capital
stock of this corporation shall hs Fif
tv Thousand 1'ollars, of which at least
Fifty Thousand lollars shall .have
been paid in at the time of commence
rnent of business, which shall be is
sued in siiares of the par value of
One Hundred (100) Dollar:? each, Xo
transfer of the .stock of this corpora
tion shall he operative until entered
on the books of the corporation.
Article V. The indebtedness of this
corporation shall at no time exceed
the amount of its paid in capital and
surplus except for deposits.
Article VI. This corporation shall
besrin business on the 22nd day of
September. 11117, or as soon thereaf
ter as authorized bv the State Kank
Jni? Hoard of the State of Nebraska,
anil shall terminate on the 22nd day
of September, 19."7.
Article Vli. The affairs of this cor
poration shall be under the control
and management of a board of direc
tors, consisting of not less than three
nor more than seven shareholders,
whose term of office shall be for a
period of one year, or until their suc
cessors are elected and qualified, not
less than a majority of whom shall be
residents of the county in which the
bank is located, -or counties immedia-
telv adjacent thereto. It shall be the
dutv of the Hoard of Directors to elect
from . their number a president and
secretary. and select a .vice-president
and cashier, and they may also select
an assistant cashier and .uch other
clerks and assistants a.s the busines
of the corporation may require. The
term of the o..cers of this corporation
-hall bo one vear. or until their sue
ressors are elected and qualified. Tiie
board of directors may adopt such by
laws for the regulation and manage
ment of the a flairs and business of the
corporation as it may deem proper.
Article VIII. The regular anmial
meetins of the stockholders of this
corporation shall be held on the 2nd
Wednesday of January each year, at
which meetlnvr the hoard of Directors
above provided for shall be elected. A
majority of the shares tf the stock of
the corporation at any regular or spec
ial meet ins;, shall constitute a quorum
for the transaction of business.
Article IX. Until the regular meet
ing of the stockholders of the corpo
ration, the following named persons
shall constitute the Board of Direc
tors: A. .1. Schafer. T. M. Patterson. K.
!'. Dutz. Mark White and L. C Todd.
Article-X Each stockholder shall at
any regular or special meeting be en
titled to one vote, either in person or
by proxy, for each share of stock held.
Article NI. These articles of incor
poration may be amended at any reg
ular or special meeting called for that
purpose by a two-thirds vote of all
Witness cur hands this Sth day of
A. .T. PCHAFKR,
T. M. FATTFUSON,
K. 1. LT'TZ.
L,. C TODD.
State of Nebraska)
- Cass County ) ss:
On this Sth dav of September. 1917,
before the undersigned, a Notary Pub
lie In and for said county and state,
personally appeared A. J. Schafer, T.
We have some choice 80, 130, 160, 240
and 320 tracks of land near Sterling, Adams,
Tecumseh, Elk Creek, Cook, Burr, Douglass,
Vesta, Crab Orchard, Filley and Lcwiston,
Nebraska. Prices very reasonable and the
terms good. . . m
Call or write
cUenhaapt & Curtain,
Agent for Cass County
M. Patterson. H. I .Lutz, Mark White
and D. (5. Todd, to me known to be
the identical persons whose names are
affixed to the foregoing Articles of In
corporation, and each for himself ac
knowledged the same to be his volun
tary -act and deed.
It Witness Whereof, I have here
unto set my hand and notarial seal
this Stli day of September, 1917, at
JACK M. PATTERSON",
(Seal). Notary Public.
No-no-: to ritioniToits
The State of Nebraska) -
Cass County ) ss:
In the 'on lit j' Court.
In the matter of the Estate of Velos
co V. Leonard. Deceased.
To the Creditors of said Estate:
You are hereby notified, that I will
sit at the County Court room in Platts
mouth. in said countv, on the 31st dav
of October. 1917. and the 31st dav of
January, 191S. at 9 o'clock a. m.. to", re
ceive and examine all claims against
said Estate, with a view to their ad
justment and allowance. The time
limited for the presentation of claims
against said Estate is three months
from the 31st day of October, A. D..
1317. and the time limited for oayment
of debts is one vear from said 31st
dav of October, 1917.
Witness , my l and and the seal of
said County Court this 27th day of
ALLEN J. EEESOX.
(Seal) ol-4w. County Judge.
XIITlfK TO CREDITOKS
The State of Nebraska)
Cass County ) ss:
In the ('ounlf Court.
In the matter of the Estate of Mary
F. Welch, Deceased:
To the Creditors of said Estate:
You are hereby notified that I will
sit at the County Court room in Platts
mouth, in said county, on the 12th dav
of November. 1917 and the 12th day of
January. 1918, at-10 o'clock a. m. of
each of said days to receive and ex
amine all claims against said Estate,
with a view to their adjustment and
allowance. The time limited for the
presentation of claims against said es
tate is three months from the 11th day
of October. A. D.. 1917. and the time
limited for payment of debts is one
1917 from said 15th day of September,
Witness my hand and the seal of said
County Court, this loth day of Septem
ber, 3 917.
(Seal) sl7-4w-sw County Judge. '
SELLS PROPERTY HERE.
Charles Hula, who but a short
time since built himself a home in
the northwestern portion of the city,
sold the same yesterday to J. J.
Meisinger, the consideration being
$2,000. The home is a good one
and will make a fine residence for
Mr. Meisinger and wife.
SELLS ANOTHER PROPERTY.
C. II. Fuller, who some time since
purchased the three pieces of prop
erty known as the Peters & Rich
ards cottages, in the third ward!
yesterday sold the middle one to E.S
M. Geis. This is a nice piece or
property, and will make an elegant
home for Mr. Geis. I :
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