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R. A. DATES, Publisher
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Its bad policy.
Smile and look pleasant.
In buying new shoes, lookout for
the pinch. v
Corn husking machines are ready
for the work and many farmers now.
own one of these swift huskers.
A man may be just as much of a
slacker on the 'Liberty Loan as the
fellow who makes a false affidavit
to escape the draft.
The Tolstoi estate in Russia has
been pilaged by peasants. That's
how Tolstoi's doctrine of unrestrain
ed brotherly love works In practice.
If you contemplate laying in a
big supply of 2 cent stamps before
the new postage rates goes into ef
fect, don't forget to buy plenty of
Bobby La Follette may be smart,
but not smart enough to bluff the
entire government of the United !
States. He will soon have to crawl j
in his hole, and pull the hole in af
ter him. And then farewell, Bobby!
This literary outcry by the rail
roads about their patriotic co-operation
with the government toward
winning the war begins to get on
one's nerves, for it is just what ev
erybody else is supposed to be do
ing without making so much fuss
over it and without looMng for
profits. Lincoln Star.
The writer received a letter yes
Iprday from our former reporter,
Frank II. Smith, with whom we have
been associated for fifteen years, floated it was a new thing to Amer
and it revives many of the scenes of ica. Only a proportion of the
former years. We are glad that American people had ever bought ?.
Frank is in the enjoyment of good
health and is well pleased with his
work. He reports all the PlattS-
mouth and Cass boys doing well,
but he is not favorably impressed surprised to find that they got any
with the Deming, but he has to grin thing back they had merely made
and bear it. We hope Frank will
have good health, and ever be
on the look out for the treacherous
WHAT IS A GOVERNMENT BOND?
Q. When I lend my money to the
United States Government, what do
I get in return?
A. You get a promissory note giv
en by the United States Government
and bearing interest. This note is
called a "bond."
Q. What, then is a United States
A. It is the direct and uncondi
tional promise of the United States
of America to pay upon a certain
date a specified sum of money in
gold, together with interest at a
specific rate, payable at specific date,
until the bond matures, or is called
Q. In what form is this promise?
A. It is engraved upon a sheet of
distinctive paper used only for the
money and securities of the United
States, and is executed by the Sec
retary of the Treasury and by the
Registrar of the Treasury and seal
ed with the Treasury Department
Q. When are bonds of the second
Iberty loan dated?
A. November 15, 1917, is the date
they will bear, because that is the
.date on whch they will be Issued by
the Government and the date on
which Interest begins. ,
Q. When will these bons be paid
by the Government; that is, when
will fhey become due?
A. November 15, 1942; but the
Government has the right to pay
them any time after 10 years from.
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No one has any use for a waster.
The old hen always swells up in
delivering the goods.
The first thing your enemy does
is to seek your faults.
The grouch always loses in com
petition with the man who smiles.
There is nothing slack about the
way the government get the slack
ers. Very few men would gamble on p
straight chance game; they like to
think they are backing their judg
ment. . :o:
Out of thousands of exemption
claims, the Minneapolis (Kansas)
Better Way has found only one who
had nerve to admit he was afraid
to go to war.
The base ball fans are through
for this season, and can now turn
their attention to foot ball for a few
weeks. Then the baby game of
basket ball for the balance of the
WHY YOU SHOULD
BUY LIBERTY BONDS.
The war cannot be fought with
out money, and mSst of the cost of
the war must come from this source.
It is your duty to subscribe as much
as you can; but it is not giving to
the government, it is lending to it
lending your money at a good rate of
interest to a nation with the best
credit on earth. It is not a gift, but
a sound investment.
When the first liberty loan was
bond in their lives before. There
were authentic instances of people
who snhscrihed thoir ivhnlp Ravines
to the liberty loan, and then were
a good Investment when they
thought they were making a gift
to their country. Yet millions of
people subscribed to liberty loan
bonds, and there are today in this
country a hundred times as many
bondholders as there ever were be
fore if not a thousand times as
many. This time it will be differ
ent. Investment in government
bonds is no longer a new ""thing.
Everybody is famiilar with it. Most
people that you know bought lib
erty bonds and have now paid for
them and are ready to buy some
The campaign for the second lib
erty loan will begin in a few days.
There VH11 be a chance to buy 4 per
cent government bonds. You know
that the money Is needed to win the
war, and that you can do a patriotic
act and make a good investment at
the same clatter. Be ready and be
early with your subscribtion. Make
it as mucti as you can carry, not only
for the country but for yourself,
your family and your future. Gov
eminent bonds as a nest egg against
rainy days and old age can't be
beaten. St. Joseph Gazette.
I "No matter what happens to you
I no matter who flattsrs you or who
I abuses you, never look at another
I flag, never let a night pass but you
J pray God to bless that flag. Re
J member, boy, that behind these men
I you have to do with, behind officers
J and government, and people even
j there is the Country Herself, your
Country, and that youTelong to Her
I as you belong to your own mother,
Stand by Her, boy, as you would
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Good-bye Miss Summer.
Enter, Old Man Winter.
Iowa is wet.
Don't that get your
Three cent postage after Novem
Thc coal question is the all ab
Sometimes when a fellow feels
that the world's all wrong, it is
really only himself that is all wrong.
When you move' to a new -town,
all the relatives feel that they owe
you a visit if it is a town worth
It is not too much to expect that
even autocracy will come to realize
that divine right was never intend
ed as a human prerogative.
It will prove a tough proposition
for our Missouri river if Iowa gets
saloons. It will prove a game of
tit for tat with Plattsmoutb.
If people would only talk when
they have something to say of im
portance, maybe there would be less
gossip in the community that is of
no earthly good to anyone.
Everybody knows there is no jus
tice in paying $1.50 more ' a ton
here in Plattsmoutb for the same
coal that is sold that much less in
Omaha. That's why our people kick.
The fact that all the beauty
treatments she has tried have been
a disappointment cloesn t keen a
woman from having perfect confi
dence in any new one that may be
"We shall fight for those things
which we have always carried near
est to our hearts and to this task
we must dedicate our lives and our
fortunes, everything that we are
and everything that we have."
A physical culture doctor said the
other day, that women were as
strong as men. Now comes a woman
who says women are better soldiers
than men. Lets all keep quiet now
and not let on .we are listening and
see what they say next.
As we undertsand it, many of the
Germans do not even understand
that they do not understand the
rest of the world, while a few of
them understand that they do not
understand but do not understand
why they do not understand.
THE CRIME OF TREASON.
Treason is the, most, serious crime
known to the law. It is as much so
in the United States as in Germany.
The state regards treason as a crime
greater than murder or arson. It
is an offense against the federal
government and its penalty of death,
is imposed by the federal govern
Consider the heinous character of
this crime.- To take a human ifle
is bad enough, but treason strikes
at the life of the state. It is direct
ed at the welfare of all of us, the
protection, of our homes, our wives,
our children, what we own, what we
hope for in life.. A successful
treasonable act in time of war costs
the lives of our soldiers. Treason,
therefore, is murder plus. Arson,
which is setting fire to property, en
dangers the human life and the law
presumes that this possibility wpe
in the mind of the incendiary. Simi
larly the law presumes that all the
dire consequences of his treasonable
act were in the mind of the traitor
The traitor means to strike the
state, to murder, our defenders, to
open the country to invaders, to do
any or everything to aid the enemy,
to hurt his own people.
It is perfectly clear- why the
state regards treason as the most
enormous of crimes. Hence there
follows the relentlessness with
which the state -deals with treason
It cannot do" otherwise and obey the
PLATTSMOUTn SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
law. of self-Dreservation. It must
not do otherwise for the sake of ev
eryone of us living and of those
still unborn. To be lenient with
treason Is not only folly buta be
trayal of society and of the future.
The potential traitor in this coun
try is the encouraged Amreican tol
erance and the American disposi
tion to confide solutions to the
kindly offices of time. At this criti
cal puncture it is well for the po
tential traitor to realize that in war
ime no such tolerance Is permissible.
Hit every traitor's head the moment
it appears and hit it hard, is the
only safe doctrhio now.
This, republic offers privileges
such as seldom have been offered
man. It has offered tnem to sons or
Europe as well as to its own child
ren. But the republic lays upon us
duties as well. And this is the time
when the duties are sternly demand
ed of us.
Snivelling and whimpering about
the conflict of our duties with our
sentiments and sympathies for race
and kindred across the seas is neith
er manly nor honorable. Duty is
superior to emotion. The patriotic
obligation is not one that is to be
fulfilled or not, in whole or in part,
according as one feels. The patriotic
obligation is laid upon us, i3 a de
mand. And he who does not ac
knowledge it is in danger in this
country now. The United States is
not culy entitled to loyalty, but is
going to impose loyalty. Minne
FIRST ESSENTIAL OF PEACE.
Since the kaiser's diplomatic
trickery has been exposed in so many
different quarters of the globe even
Germans, with all the?r Intense love
for the fatherland, are beginning to
see how Impossible it is for people
of the world to ilve in peace with
kaiserism. Responsibility for the
war is now so well understood, any
person wno oners to blame it on
the enemies of Germany is discredit
ed at the outset. British artillery
is also convincing Germans that
there is nothing except buncomb to
back up their race superiority egot-
sm. The boast of German writers
to the effect that they understand,
all other people but no one under
stands them, has proven the claim
to be the worst example of egotis
tical asininity that any great people
lave ever been guilty of. From the
kaiser down no people ever showed
less aptitude in appraising the value
of sentiment and in mistaking apathy
as a lack of virility. Bridgeport
LAWMAKERS DODGE TAXES.
The congressmen who voted an ex
cess profits tax upon salaries above
$6,000 carefully exempted themsel
ves. To create a preferred class
large enough to give the discrimi
nation considerable support they al
so relieved officers of states, terri
tories and the District of Columbia
of the tax.
A great many years ago, when
national sovereignty was not as well
recognized as it is today, the su
preme court of the United States
denied the power of a state to tax
the agencies of the federal govern
ment. Long afterward the court
held as a corollary of this proposi
tion that the national government
could not in comity tax the agencies
of the states. From these two
Judgments much confusion has
The constitution is silent on the
point except as to the president and
the judges of federal courts. The
president's compensation "shall
neither be increased nor diminshed
There Is mor Catarrh in this section
Of the country than all other diseases
put together, and for years it wa3 sup
posed to bo incurable. Doctors prescribed
local remedies, and by constantly failinff
to cure with local treatment, pronounced
it incurable. Catarrh is a local disease,
greatly influenced by constitutional con
ditions and therefore requires constitu
tional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Medi
cine, manufactured by P. J. Cheney &
Co.. Toledo, Ohio, i3 a constitutional
remedy, is taken internally and acta
thru the Blood on. the Mucous Surfaces
of the System. One Hundred Dollars re
ward is offsred for any case- that Hall's
Catarrh Medicine fails to cure. Send for
circulars and testimonials.
F. J. CHENSr fc CO., Tcledo. CUo.
FoM by Druggist 8. '5c-
Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
during the term for which he shall
have been elected" and the salaries
of judges "shall not be diminishes
during their continuance in office."
It will be seen, therefore, that
we' have nothing but one supreme
court decision to justify the exemp
tion of any office holder from taxa
tion applying to citizens in general
and, of course, that decision so far,
as it relates to the exercise ovula
tional power, may be overruled by
congress whenever it is disposed to
act upon the matter free from in
If it is scandalous secretly to pass
a law bearing oppressively upon an
element already carrying a great
burden of war prices and war taxes,
how shall we characterize the men
who were at such pains to safe
guard their own pocketbooks?
It is not without significance that
the author of this provision is
Claude Kitchin, who was against
preparedness, who voted against
war ana wiiose ciilei ambition ap-
parcnlly is to make the war as
burdensome as possible to the peo
ple who pay the taxes to carry it
on. New lork world.
0UR ALLIES IN GERMANY.
It is comforting to realize that
while the kaiser has his subtle and
determined allies in this country,
America is occasionally acquiring
quite definite and convincing hints
that we are not without allies in
Comes a cablegram now that the
Krupp gun works and its allied in
terests have been compelled to buy
up many German newspapers and
to establish others where none could
be bought, through which to con
duct an anti-peace propaganda.
The hopeful tiling in this cable
gram is the certainty it conveys
that there is a genuine poace propa-
ganda which the Prussian war in-
terests must fight, and that it is of
such potentiality that it is neces
sary for the Krupps to expend large
sums in conducting an anti-peace
Further than that, this peace
propaganda has become so threaten
ing that the Kruop outfit has had
to go into the movies to counteract,
or to attempt to counteract, its tend
ency to grow.
It is confusing, isn't it? Here
we have been having peace propos
als emanating from the kaiser, who
is but a puppet of the Krupp inter
ests. And yet these same interests
are spending money like drunken
sailors to discourage the German
people from urging the coming of
Suggesting that the Krupps want
peace, but a peace which nobody
else, not even the German people,
wants. Just as here in this country
we have kaiser allies who want the
sort of peace that nobody else wants
except the kaiser..
The difference between the two
brands of pacifists is that the pa
cifists of Germany seem to desire a
peace that would in some measure
benefit mankind, which the pacifists
in this country want peace, even to
the everlasting advantage of the
kaiser and kaiserism, the perpetual
menace to the lasting peace of the
world. Lincoln Star.
WOULDN'T IT BE' AWFUL?
Humor now has it that Edgar
Howard, slated to soon succeed Gov
ernor Neville, will follow the gov
ernor's example and resign, thus giv
ing way to Senator John Mattes of
Otoe, who, as president protcm of
the senate is in the line of guber
natorial succession. Rumor sayn
that Governor Howard will resign to
make way for Senator Mattes, and
in return receive the eupport of the
Hitchcock-Mullen "wet" element for
the United States senate.
Of course it is all the sheerest rot.
but that does not prevent the cap
ifnl ritv ronnrl3 of a couple of
v v . - - K
republican papers from playing it
up. The quickest and surest way
for Edgar Howard to kill off. his
every chance for a senatorial toga
would be to become party to any
The Neh'awka SIT ills
are now Rolling and Manufacturing the
tiff if InlO
"Letter Roll" Flour needs no boosting.
For on the top shelf it now is roosting. L
The best cooks wherever you go
Use this famous flour, you know.
They just set their yeast and go to bed,
For they know on the morrow they will have good
C D. ST. JOHN, Prop
JOE MALCOLM, Head Miller.
For Sale by All Dealers
such deal. And Edgar knows it.
Not that Senator Mattes would be a
misfit as governor, but because the
people would not sanction that sort
of political trading.
But what would happen if such a
deal were put across and John
Mattes of Nebraska City sworn in
as governor? ' Not a blessed thing
save that another straightforward,
honest, courteous and able gentle
man would be occupying the execu
tive chair at the state house. As
governor of Nebraska John Mattes
would bo the same public-spirited,
lawabiding, level-headed, conscient
ious Nebraskan that he has been for
forty years. State affairs would move
along smoothly as of yore, the laws
would be enforced to the utmost
possible limit, and a courteu3 gentle
man would continue to occupy the
You can not frighten us by
threatening John Mattes for gover
nor. Far be it from so! On the
contrary, we could view such a con
dition with equanimity under ordi
nary conditions, and under others
as a consummation devoutly to be
wished. York Democrat.
10 head of Duroc boars, at $30
and $35 each.- Oldham Stock Farm.
For Sale A good gentle farm
team. Also, harness and buggy. In
quire of Adam Ilild at Baylor resi
We are now prepared to make your
monument, markers and lot corners
right at home. Cass County Monu
ment Co., W. T. Wassell, manager.
Hotel Riley block, Plattsmouth, Neb.
Smith Recommends Chamber
"I have had more or less stomach
trouble for eight or ten years."
writes Mrs. G. II. Smith, Brewcrton,
N. Y. "When suffering from at
tacks of indigestion and heaviness
after eating, one or two of Chamber
lain's Tablets have always relieved
me. I have also found them a pleas
ant laxative." These tablets tone
up the stomach and enable it to per
form its functions naturally. Iyou
are troubled with indigestion give
them a trial, get weh and stay well.
We have some choice 80, 130, 160, 240
and 320 tracks of land near Sterling, Adams,
Tocumseh, Elk Creek, Cook, Burr, Douglass,
Vesta, Crab Orchard, Filley and Lewiston,
Nebraska. Prices very reasonable and the
Call or write
ocEtenhaupf & Curtain,
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1917.
Eat slowly, masticate your food
thoroughly, abstain from meat tor
sour stomach will disappear. If it
does not, take one of Chambei Iain's
a few days and in most cases the
Tablets immediately after supper.
Red meats are most likely to cause
sour stomach and you may find It
best to cut them out.
GOOD FARM FOR SALE.
A good farm of about 120 acre3
four miles southwest of Mynard.
Good eight room house. Good barn
40x44, also good hay and cow barn
32x48, and other out-houses. In
quire of A. L. Tidd, Plattsmouth
CASS COUNTY MACHINE
The Cass County Machine Owners
Association will meet at Weeping
Water, next Tuesday, evening, Oct.
23rd, at 8 o'clock. 10-16-tfdltwkly
ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE.
The Ladies of the Presbyterian
church will hold their annual rum
mage sale, October 24, 25, and 2 6.
Anyone having old clothing, old
hats or old shoes to contribute, will
please call phones, 402, 535, or 384,
when the goods will be called for.
The place of the sale will be an
nounced later. 10-17-ltwklylwkd
First class Ford car to trade for
horse, cow and oats. Call 385-J,
Plattsmouth, Neb. 10-9-tfd
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy the
After many years' experience In
the use of it and other cough medi
cines, there are many who prefer
Chamberlain's to any other. Mrs.
A. C. Kirstein, Greenville, Ills.,
writes, "Chamberlain's Cough Reme
dy has been used in my mother's
home and mine for years, and we
always found it a quick cure for
colds and bronchia ltroubles. We
find.it to be the most reliable cough
medicine we have used."
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