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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEK LV JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1017.
PAGE FOUR. '
Cbz plattsmoutb 'Journal
PUBLISHKD IKMI-WBKKLT AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA.
mtr4 at Pettofflc at Plattsmouth, N., a eecoad-claa mall matter.
TL A. 'BATES, Publisher
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Hope of the race
Flag of the Free,
We pledge anew
Our love for thee.
Hunt up the black cat.
Hallowe'en will soon be here.
Give what you can to the boys in
Wednesday, October 31, is the date
rienty of time to see that your
gate is secure.
The coal question still unsettled
and many waiting to buy.
While the government is about it,
would it mind to furnish a gas direc
It is probably being borne in on
Germany, too, that it is facing a
long, hard winter.
Judging by the increased earnings
of the telephone companies, talk
isn't one of the subjects of war
The French system of awarding
war honors with a kiss is not so bad,
when the recipient happens to be a
There is a lot to be said of the
scientiOc progress made in the last
decade or two. For instance, a man
no longer needs to get married to
get a talking machine.
The anti-American candidate for
the mayoralty nomination in Buffalo
came out at the bottom of the poll.
This seems to be a time when Amer
icanism is even good politics.
Some of the experts say the armies
soon will abandon their trenches; and
go in for open warfare. But the
same prediction has been made
about open diplomacy and nothing
ever came of it.
The country generally seems de
termined that the grade crossings
must go. In just one state of the
union, Cailfornia, 400 persons were
killed in grade crossing accidents in
the last four years.
"Turkeys may be cheaper," says a
headline. That "may" was put
there, evidently, so that you may be
more nearly filled with the proper
spirit of Thanksgiving in case the
prediction turns out to be true.
Numerous exemption board mem
bers have been imprisoned in New
York state for their manner in dis
persing of exemptions. There are
some in the west that might get a
pointer from this paragraph.
The government may fix butter
and egg prices, it is announced, "next
spring." That would be the logical
time-to fix coal prices, too, if the
government is anxious to avoid hard
feelings with the coal dealers.
Speaker Clark is right. Congress
has done a . job of appropriating
money that ""staggers the imagina
tion." But there is nothing imagi
nary about the next thing stagger
ing along under the taxes. We'll do
The egg kings want eggs put into
the army rations; so that they may
stand a chance to clean up oh last
year's speculation. It is believed at
so that they would appreciate u stat
ute making it a capital offense for
a housewife to bake an eggless cake
during the war.
Bump the kaiser with a Liberty
Give to the lied Cross fu rid and
charge to the Kaiser.
The only way to attain prefection
is to follow the advices you give
Because a man is too lazy or too
contrary to work, it is no indica
tion that he is an aristocrat.
The farmer who holds back his
wheat will find this course not only
unpatriotic, but unpofitable.
It looks like Iowa would get
enough moisture from the late elec
tion returns to at least get its foot
wet in the "Sweet Bye and Bye."
We fail to see anything remark
able about Solomon being wise. Any
man who had three hundred wives
should be wise.
Buy him, or her, or it a Liberty
bond for a Christmas present. He
can't drink it, she can't spend it,
and it can't eat or smash it.
There is some humor though
somewhat grim in hearing" the
Kichstag or a consumer telling what
it will stand for and what it will
Everyone can help in this war. If
not the Red Cross you can in food
conservation or something else. Pick
out what you can do, and do it, and
do it well.
Society reporters may as well get
ready to write that "the wedding
breakfast was elaborate." There was
molasses for the biscuits, and sugar
for the coffee.
MORE TO COME.
The reader who finds a good deal
about the Liberty Loan, the camp
environs fund and other reminders to
duty staring at him from the front
page of the paper these days, may
not esteem it absorbing news, par
ticularly as it is of a character just
now to indicate that he is not com
ing up to the mark in the matter of
This newspaper would be happy
to offer to him a little comfort if it
could, but it is afraid it can't. It
might recommend him to move to
some other country where the run
of news might be more to his liking,
but where is there such a country?
Where could he go to escape the war
or the evidences of it? In some
countries they would slap him in
the army, in others they would slap
him in jail. In all he would havq
to read in his newspaper that some
body the government or the Red
Cross would drop in on him dur
ing the day and hang him up by
the heels. He might as well stay
where he is and face it. The coun
try is at war, arid the principal
news of the war just now is not of
battles fought, but of money being
raised to pay for the battles when
they come to be fought. There is
going to be an increasing amount
of this news from now on. If he
thinks there is a lot of it now he
is in mighty poor shape to stand
Frankly, this newspaper guesses
that the days will be mighty . few,
from now until the end of the war,
when it won't be printing something
and probably a good deal about
some campaign or another for the
raising of money. Persons who feel
that they are not going to be able to
stand it can only be assured, by way
of comfort, that nearly everybody
can stand a great deal j more than
he ; thinks he can, especially wheu
he ha.s to. Kansas City Star.
The joy-killer is still at it.
Do your Christmast shopping
The turkey speculars will have it
their way. ,
They say rabbits are plentiful
That's one consolation to those out
And now the sugar question is
coming to the front for its share of
One thing about the 3-cent post
age there may oe iewer letters to
read in court.
The sugar shortage fortunately
will not be felt as much as it would
be if there were no shortage . of
things to put sugar on.
After hearing them talk about the
war all summer there are a lot of
fellows who will have a hard time.
this winter convincing us they have
a gathering in the heaI.
Regarding the Liberty bonds, be
fore you sit back and say "Let Wall
Street do it", remember that Wall
Street will do it if you don't and "will
get the credit for it too.
A Harvard University chemist has
perfected a tear-gas to produce
capious weeping. It was designed
for army use but ought to have a
arge circulation among movie ac
There's nothing like being a dip
omat. A fellow told us this morn
ng that if we wanted to find out
any woman's faults all we had to
do was begin to brag about her to
It will be well to take care what
you write after the new postal rates
go into effect. Some women will
consider a letter at three cents
equivalent to a proposal of marriage
at the old rate.
SO LET US IrlAKE HASTE!
With the sinking of an American
transport yesterday, the war is
brought home to the American peo
ple. We are no longer concerned
merely in a sort of glorified setting
up exerefse. We are in the stern
business of war, and we have suffer
ed our first loss unimportant, rela
tive to the terrific losses Europe is
accustomed to; important in its
leaning to the United States. For
it is the, forerunner of the grim
The men who gave up their lives
on that boat will not have died in
vain if they awaken us to the neces
sity of using every effort to make
our resources count against the ene
my. Up to this time we have simply
taken blows. We have had no
chance to return them. It is for us
to put the speed into our prepara
tions that will bring our forces into
the field adequate in numbers, in
training, and in equipment, at the
earliest possible moment.
As an incident to that achieve
ment this ought to be a great day
for the sale of Libetry Bonds!
Kansas City Times.
HOW TO TREAT A LIE.
Its' pretty hard to know how to
treat a lie when it's about your
self. You can't go out of your way to
deny it, because'that puts you on the
defensive, and, sending the truth af
ter a lie that's got a good running
start is . like trying to round up a
stampeded herd of steers when the
scare is on them.
Lies are great travelers, and wel
come viistors in a good many homos
and no question asked. Truth travels
slow, has to prove its identity, and
then a lot of people hesitate to turn
out an agreeable stranger to make
room for it.
About the only way to kill a lie
is to live the truth. When your
credit Is attacked don't bother to
deny the rumors, but discount your
When you are attacked unjustly
avoid the appearances of evil, but
avoid also the appearance of being
too good; that is, better than usual
Surmise and suspicion feed the
unusual and when he goes about his
business along the Usual rut they
soon fade away for lack of nourish
meut. -Western Farmer.
The situation now is, a national
fuel administrator, with state ad
ministrators under him. These state
administrators are to appoint local
committees in. every community to
look after the retail trade, hear and
investigate complaints, and see to it
that the retailer does not scalp the
private consumer. When the ma
chinery is working more smoothly,
these local committees will probably
establish local basic .prices.
In case of need the state admin
istrators can requisition coal from
the national fuel administrator for
the use of any community. This has
already been done in several in
stances. Administrator Garfield says
there is ho shortage of coal, and ex
perts of the commerce commission
have assured him there would be
sufficient cars to transport it. There-
fort, he says, there is no likelihood
of a coal shortage this winter.
Last winter we had a coal panic
with extortionate prices because o
the fear of a shortage and railroad
congestion. Such apprehension
should now be removed from the.
public mind. It is of utmost imporN
ance that' coal in adequate quanti-
tics be distributed to all the homes
of the country, and that the factories
railroads and vessels receive their
full needs. The Lever law gives
the government authority to take
possession of' the mines if necessary.
But difficult as the regulation prob
lem may be, it is far wiser to avoid
drastic steps when possible, exercise
control over the distributors, and
allow such prices as will, encourage
There must necessarily be some
friction and some confusion, but on
the whole, the outlook for the fain- I
ily, the transportation and indus
trial plants and the producers them
selves is far more satisfactory than
if the market were !n a state of
every man for himself Wall Street
KAISERISM AND THE SCHOOLS.
There is probably nothing start
ling for the average reader in the
statement made by Dr. Henry Van
Dyke, former United States minister
to the Netherlands, that as long ago
as 1890 the emperor of Germany,
speaking before a so-called educa
tional conference at Berlin, urged
that the "school ought first of all
to have opened the duel against de
mocracy," or the assertion "of ex
Minister Van Dyke that the "Gor-
man system of education brought on
There is no doubt about it. Ger
man educators have made "mutts"
ou of the German people by a long
course of teaching that Germans are
superior to other people and invin
dible in either war or in the con
quests that may be urged under
Nobody outside of Germany might
complain of this were it not for tjie
fact that the Germans hav by subtle
methods sought to carry their edu
cational methods into other coun
tries, and that they have utilized
the American schools and other in
tellectual agencies in this country
to prapagate 'the same ridiculous
The purpose of the German lang
uage propaganda in this country,
which the American people toler
ated without suspicion, and which
some even favored for cultural rea
sons, has been to surreptitiously en
gage in what the kaiser has aptly
termed "the duel against democ
racy." And there are some American
eminent people who are evidently
just as- big "mutts" on this ques
tion as arc the misguided people of
the kaiser's fatherland. They have
never been able to discern, and do
not yet discern, the subtle purpoee
or process that has been pursued in
this country, paid for by the taxes
which they have often complainingly
had to pay for the sustenance of the
It is painful to observe that some
of the most eminent educators and
Gchool authoritfes, of. unquestioned
loyalty to the American government
and people, cannot even today com
prebend this subtle propaganda of
the kaiser, and will not, therefore,
stand up straightly in emphatic pro
test against it. Lincoln Star.
A JOB FOR THE RED CROSS.
Dr. Albert Parker Fitch, a Red
Cross inspector , just back from
France, made a special appeal in
Washington the other day for the
boys who are to make up Pershing's
He pointed out that when the
French soldier gets leave of absence
from t lie trenches he goes straight
home to his dear ones. The Eng
lish Tommy is sent across the chan
nel. But the American boy can't
travel 3,000 miles, lie will be bound
to spend his little holiday some
where in France.
Naturally most of the Americans
wiil turn toward Paris, the great
romantic city of dre; .313. And that
i;i where t!;e Red Cross should come
in, according to Dr. Fitch. Here ic
A great building right on the
Place de l'Opcra, in the very heart
of the liveliest section of Faris. In
this building ample quarters whevo
many men could get .1 clean bed,
and enjoy smoking and . lounging
But, best of all, there should be a
big, clean restaurant, something like
the popular chain restaurants fa-
miliar in many American cities. In
this place a specialty should be made
of American dishes corned beef
hash, Boston baked beans, wheat and
corn cakes with maple syrup, corn
bread, hot biscuits all the things
especially dear to the American
And right next door there should
be an American candy store where
the boys could purchase the kind of
sweets they are used to and where
they could imbibe endless ice cream
To finish off, Dr. Fitch would have
the Lambs club of New York co-operate
with the lied Cross, so son;e or.
the cleverest actors and comedy
singers in the country could take
turns at entertaining the bovs.
The Fitch plan would give them
bt of America, a bit of home in the
very center of Paris. Thoy would
enjoy every minute of it. They
would go back to the stern business
at the front refreshed both in body
and in spirit. O.naha News.
Morgan Curyea was in Lincoln
Mrs. Roy Stewart was in Lincoln
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Bennett, Oct. 23, 1917, a daughter.
Jno. Foreman and sister Aurel,
autoed to Lincoln Surrday afternoon.
Mrs. C. F. Roscnow and daughter
Mrs. Ray Clark were in Lincoln,
Mrs. Emma Cashner spent Mon
day with ' her brother Elton Snoke
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Reasoner of
Ashland visited Friday with Mr. and
Mrs. Jl W. Rouse.
This is Liberty Bond week and
every man and every woman should
uy a Liberty Bond.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kear and child
ren are here from Grant, Nebr., to
visit relatives -and friends.
Chas. H. Snavely was in Lincoln
Wednesday on business. He was ac
companied home by Mr. and Mrs. H.
Chas. Foreman and Mason Fore
man took in the Notre Dame and
ebraska football game in Lincoln
The Sunday schools of all church
enominations of Cass county, held
. convention here Wednesday and
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Davis and
randdaughter of Syracuse visited
Sundar with Mrs. Davis' sister, Mrs.
. P. Rouse and family.
Chas. F. Rosenow visited ifcs par-'
nts Mr. and Mrs. Franze Rosenow,
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which Las been
ti33 for ever ever 30 years, has borne the signature cf
.fill Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-fjood " arc tut
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment.
What Es CASTOR I A
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric,
Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains
.-neither Opium, Morphine ncr other narcotic substance. Its
f.ga is its guarantee. For more than thirty years it has
been ia constant use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency,
"Wind Colic and Diarrhoea; allaying Feveruhness arising
therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach and Bowels, aids
the assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natural Glee,
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
SNUINB CASTORIA ALWAYS
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Sought
THE CENTAUR COMMNV. NFW YORK C ITV,
in Elmwood Sunday. Ills father is
.ble to be up and around agrain.
Mr. and Mrs. Arch Towla and
children of South Bend, autoed up
Tuesday evening visiting a short
time with Mr. and Mrs. ,J. A.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Johnson and
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Groves motored
to Camp Funston Sunday and found
die "boys in Ithaki" all well and
Mr. and Mrs. "Wm. Powell and
Mr. ar.d Mrs; Eugene Powell and
ittle son of Lincoln, motored down
Sunday afternoon visiting J. A. Shaf
"er and wife.
Mrs. Ada Mick and two little
laughters came in Saturday from
f happell to see her mother, Mrs. Dan
Skinner, who is very sick and to
help ca.re for her.
Mrs. Dan McCurdy had a letter
from her son, Morgan McCurdy, at
San Antonio, Texas, stating that
' hey .were packing up to move from
i hat Aviation Camp to New York.
:s. Clarence Bucknell
came in from Lincoln and spent
Saturday night and Sunday with
thejr cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Kay
Clark returning to their home near
Iilmv.ood Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Foreman and
Mr. and Mrs. Mason Foreman went
to Valparaiso Sunday to visit the
former's pons Oris Foreman, Geo.
Foreman jr., and their families and
Mr. and Mrs. Mason' Foreman of
Chatsworth, Illinois, came In Wed
nesday visiting their cousins, Geo.
Foremen, J. II. Foreman and fam
ilies and A. J. Foreman until Tues
day, when they left Tor Kansas to
visit a few days.
There will be an entertainment
in Jordan's hall Saturday night at
S o'clock for the benefit of the Surg
ical Dressings Department of the
Red Cross Chapter. There will be
music and readings, etc. Everyone
should attend.- Admission, adults
25c, children 15c.
Mrs. Dora E. Shaffer was married
The Piehawka trills
arc now Rolling and Manufacturing the
"Letter Roll" Flour needs no boosting,
For on the top shelf it now is roosting.
The best cooks wherever you go
Use this famous flour, you know.
They just set their yeast and go to bed,
Foir they. know on the morrow they will have good
C. P. ST. JOHN, Prop
JOE 'MALCOLM, Head Miller.
For Sale by All Dealers
nas Deen mace under n:s per
Oct. 19, 1917 to Mr. Wm. H. Suders
of Clatonia at Lincoln. They ate
supper Friday evening with Mr.
Suders daughter. Mrs. Dan Williams
and family and left Saturday even
ing for Clatonia, where they will
make their home. Mr. Suders came
up Tuesday on business.
The Alvo Consolidated School Car
nival held Friday night at the
school house was attended by about
450 people and the total receipts
were $93.44 and the net proceeds
will be about $75.00, which is to be
applied on payment for their new
piano and to pay necessary athletic
expenses and a typewriter. The en
tertainment was given as follows:
The High School gave a "Minstrel"
in the gymnasium, under the direc
tion of Supt. Worley, entitled "A
day at a Colored College" with Miss
Marie Prouty as "Teacha" wlib cer
tainly had her students well train
ed. This entertainment was given
three times in order to accomodate
the large crowd.
On the second floor Miss Linch's
pupils gave the Katzenjammer twins
exercises at their castle which were
so popular they were attended more
than once by several. On third floor
the little folks gave the folk dances
which were very interesting. They
were under the direction of Miss
Griffin. Miss Dye directed the dra
matization of the poem "Lochinvar"
with shadow pictures by high school
students. The rest of the program
was carried out as planned to the en
tire satisfaction of those present,
some of whom came from Lincoln,
Manley, Murdock and other sur
W. O. RITCHEY. J. W. SUTTON.-
We buy and sell Duel, Cheyenne,
and Keith county lands, at reason
able prices with terms. If you have
a farm to sell give us the list.
RITCHEY LAND COMPANY,
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