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MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1917.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOUKJtfAL
Cbe plattsmoutb Journal
PUBLISHED IEMI.WBKKLT AT PliATTIMOCTH, NEBRASKA.
KaUred at Poatofflce at PlatUmouth. Nb.. as econd-cUM mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
ItMCRimOX PRICKi 9tM PH TEAR IV ADVANCE)
Did you buy a Liberty bond?
They call taeni matrimonial knots,
but very often they, are tangles.
The new French minister if for
eign missions is named isuillon.
The farmers are busy gathering
corn. Many of them are using the
Doctor Michaelis will soon begin
to suspect that the Reichstag doesn't
want anything to do with him.
No matter where you was born,
if you are now an American citizen
come up and buy a Liberty Bond.
Wool has not reached such a price
that very few of us need object to
having it "pulled over our eyes."
If we had more Gabriels, life
would be more enjoyable. Most men
never know when to blow their last
A reador wants to know what the
German junkers' will do after the
war. The junk business will be the
most profitable business over there.
If you have been married for any
length of time, you no doubt are one
of the men who wonder why detec
tive bureaus do not employ more
We are only beginning to under
stand why Bernstorff shed tears on
being dismissed from America. The
field for his peculiar brand of diplo
macy was so rich.
A well known clergyman says,
wars will continue until the devil
is chained. Why, bless your soul Par
son, that's just what we've started
to do now -cbain him.
A news dispatch says California
will have to destroy thousands of
pounds of ballot paper. This is not
the first ballot paper wasted. Look
at that used to elect a lot of our
preset public officials.
It is a significant fact that close
upon the heels of a third ten per
cent dividend this year, declared by
the sugar trust the President took
charge of that industry. Truly,
"pride goeth before a fall."
According to the Bachelor girl,
the man who is envied by all his
fellows is the one who is strong
enough to eat anything he likes
without getting Indigestion, clever
enough to do anything he likes with
out getting caught, and ingenious
enough to flirt with any woman he
likes without getting married.
A reader of a city paper asks this
pertient question: If the govern
ment can conscript the life blood of
the nation "to carry on the war, why
can it not conscript the excess
wealth and profits the war will
bring? That's a question that a lot
of other people have been pondering
over for some time and we would
like to hear a plausible answer.
THE RIGHT IDEA.
"Buy at home," is the right idea
for the persou to follow who desires
to see this town grow and prosper
This is a sermon which offers no op
portunity for adverse argument
There is no need for sending money
out of this place for things which
can be purchased here.
The practice of buying away from
home has been a curse to the people
of this section. And until this prac
tice is crushed under the foot of a
righteous indignation from our loyal
hearted citizens, this city will never
be the place it should be.
The bean crop is poor.
Wealth is a fool's pride-breeder.
Have you thought about Thanks
. And Nebraska is there with the'
So-called style shows generally
are one-tenth style and nine-tenths
Some recently married men walk
around as proud as if they had done
it with their own free will.
Mighty few people are compelled
by law to condense their, output of
the milk of human kindness.
Its unpatriotic to waste food, says
the food administration. There's no
danger of our being unpatriotic as
long as the prices stay where they
THE UNDERLYING INDUSTRY.
World hunger has awakened un
wonted interest in the farm as a
source of food supply. When the
topmost limit of food production is
reached, the limit fo the number of
inhabitants possible on the globe is
n sight. Population may increase
so long as food per acre increases.
Fortunately for the future of the
race the possibilities of the Amer
ican acre have not yet been discov
In the American corn belt the av
erage yield of corn per acre consid
erable areas has been doubled in a
single season by strict attention to
choice of seed and culture. The
choice of breeds and wise methods
of feeding and testing products.
have doubled the food product of
dairy farms. Wise breeding and
feeding has doubled the meat pro
duct of farms. Scientific care of
orchards has doubled the fruit yield.
No crop grown in American has ever
nearly reached its possible limit' the
country over. As workmen and
farm wisdom increase, so do the
The waste of American food pro
ducts in the process of growing and
handling is something enormous in
sect pests alone are estimated to
waste a half billion dollars' worth
of food yearly. The annual pre
ventable waste of fertility is twice
that amount. Rats destroy $200,
000,000 worth of food each year, and
other animal pests, ruin as much
more. The remedy for this great
waste 'Is known. The only bar to
the stopping of it is human labor
and an inclination to apply the
These facts suggest the possibility
of the expansion of power to pro
duce food on the farm lands of
America now under plow. Beyond
this there are lands yet to be put
under cultivation, amounting to
more than, one-fourth of the present
tilled acreage. And after all this
waste -is eliminated and these acres
are plowed, and our present plowed
acres doubled in yield, we have
just arrived at the point where we
may learn from the Orientals how
to garden our land instead of farm
ing it, and how thereby to raise five
calories of food where but one grew
Farmers arc discovering that the
farm is not only a source of raw ma
terial, but a factory as well, from
which they make both the profits of
the producer and the product of the
manufacturer. And tie cities are
learning that the apportunitics of
the town lie in the country, and that
the city prospers in like ratio as the
producing acres about it prosper. The
eyes of the city have come "back
to the land." Minneapolis Journal.
Have you dug your 'taters?
No starvation in Nebraska this
Some men have to swear to be
The right kind of milk of human
kindness dees not sour very easily.
The winter generally brings out
skaters, but the cheap skate we have
with . us always.
Ah; my friend, do not vmake a
mistake. The world can and will
eventually get along just as well
without you. .
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The old saw about "while there is
life there is hope," was written be
fore they had doctors consultation
The man in Colorado who did not
know we were at war with Germany
has nothing on a few senators and
congressmen we know.
With the boys leaving for the
trenches to fight for the stay-at-homes,
it should be an insult to
have to be asked to buy a Liberty
It's popular to write alleged hu
mor about wives, but most husbands
wouldn't be half as far as they are
on the road to success if it were not
for their better halves.
The Germans in Flanders are be
having like a wild cat being extract
ed from a. hollow log by the tail.
She comes, but she is not at all en
thusiastic about it.
We are not a weather prophet
not son of a prophet, but we predict
that regardless of winter coming on.
it will be mighty warm in-the Reich
stag's living the coming months.
Have you given anything for the
boys at Camp Funston and Deming?
You are giving it for our boys Cass
county boys. It will have to be sent
in the next few days. Come to the
Journal office and give your bit now.
We have several readers who al
ways are kicking about opportuni
ties being scarce. There's a fortune
for the inventor of a periscope for
the small person who has to stand
in the rear of a crowd to see a pa
Most men who excuse spending
their money foolishly by saying, "I
earned it and I guess I can spend
it," would be horrified if their wives
took the same amount and went on
a bat once a week. And yet she has
the same right hasn't she?
Ministers are urged to, preach on
the importance of school attendance
as a patriotic duty this year, and
Sunday school superintendents and
leaders of young people's societies
in the various churches are asked
to make school attendance a special
topic, in a letter addressed by the
commission of education to churches
and religious papers throughout the
United States. In urging the
churches to help in the campaign
for greater school attendance, Dr.
Claxton says: "It is of the greatest
importance that the schools of the
United States of all kinds and grades
public, private and parochial be
maintained during the war without
any lowering of their standards or
falling off in their attendance. This
is necessary both for the protection
of our boys and girls against many
unusual temptations to delinquencies
of various kinds, and that they may
have full opportunity for prepara
tion for the work of life and for the
duties and responsibilities of citi
zenship, all of which will require a
higher degree of preparation be
cause of the war. For many rea
sons there will be need in this coun
try for higher standards in average
of ability, knowledge, and virtue,
when the boys and girls now in our
schools have reached manhood and
womanhood than we or any other
people have yet attained to. In the
making of public opinion and popu
lar sentiment necessary for the
maintenance of standards of effi
ciency, to keen children in the
schools, and to prevent their exploita
tion in the mills and shops, the
churches may do much."
NEW DRAFT CLASSES.
Under the new draft classification?
the aim appears to have been to
eliminate positive exemptions by
simply dividing the registered citi
zenship into classes and designating
which classes shall be called first.
However there appears to be just
as much oportunity for those nice
distinctions in liability which have
agitated many communities and often
led to the suspicion, if not the open
accusation, that exemption boards
were exercising favoritism. There
is nothing in the new draft rules
that prevents one liable to draft
from becoming a slacker if he and
his friends are willing to stretch the
truth a little under oath. Lincoln
THE AMERICAN SENATOR
Senator La Follette has been so
much in the public eye lately that
the countuy almost lost sight of
that other senator, from Wisconsin,
Paul Oscar Husting. His death Sun
day from an accident while hunting
recalls the great service he did his
country and his state in the crisis
through which the Nation is pass
In the spring of 1916, when Presi
dent Wilson notified the. German
buitniiiiti. i illicit iiuuiuei ictse uivi-
the sinking of the Sussex might force
the United States to sever diplo
matic relations, and it looked as if
we might be forced into the war.
letters from every part of this coun
try, protesting against war, show
ered upon Congress. At a time when
weak kneed members were almost in
a panic. Senator Husting came for
ward with evidence that the letters
and telegrams were part of a cam
paign by a nation-wide organization,
financed by Germans.
We know now that it was all paid
for by money sent here direct from
German y. But few knew that then,
and it took courage and patriotism
of a high order for Senator Husting,
from a state supposedly pro-German,
to stand, as he always had done, for
The country will feel the loss of
Senator Husting the more because of
the contrast with the surviving sena
tor from Wisconsin. Kansas City
"I am not an I. W. W.." said
James II. Maurer, president of the
Pennyslvania Federation of Labor,
at the Madison Square Garden meet
ing Sunday night, "but I will, say
this for them: "Their only crime is
that they are class-conscious and
consistent, and they fight for their
The "convictions" for which the
I. W. W. fight are that every agree
ment with an employer is a "scrap
of- paper," and that workmen must
follow the policy of sabotage; bomb
the churches; flood the mines; burn
the crops; fire the forests and the
sawmills that -turn out spruce for
airplanes; poison the soup, as in a
famous Chicago case; resist .the
draft, and help the kaiser. This is
not crime; it is class-consciousness.
And what a convenient theory for
others than the I. W. W.! Cocchi
was merely class-conscious when he
murdered the daughter of a respect
able man and hid her body in his
cellar. The gunmen who killed
Rosenthal were "class-conscious"
and so was Becker, who engaged
them for the job. They too were
waging war on society by "direct
action." "Jack the Ripper" was a
class-conscious patriot ahead of his
time. Possibly that is what ails the
Carman crnvernment. When it
started out on its career of blood
and devastation it was merely class
conscious. New York World.
KAISER AND SULTAN.
"A dispatch from Constantinople
says the sultan of Turkey has con
ferred on the kaiser the diamond
star of the Ifichar Order, Turkey'?
highest war decoration, and that the
kaiser presented to the sultan the
star and chain of the Hohenzollern
Order with diamonds."
The martyred dead if "Scio's
rocky isle," for centurii. unavenged,
the victims cf TurkuL. massacres in
Ilerr.eccvina, signs cf Turkish atroci
ties in Bulgaria, rocky fastnesses,
the hosts fresh' salin in Armenia,
upon the one iiand; and upon the
other the shades of all the mililons
who lie in graves upon" the battle
fields of France, Belgium and Poland
cf Galicia and Rumania, of itace
donia and Mesopotamia, and oi
thousands who have been sent un
warned and unknelled to burial be
neath the waters of the sea, looked
upon this strange, astounding scene.
These two men, in their unapproach
able supremacy as the world's great
est destroyers of human lives, with
hands drenched in blood, blood
enough in all literalness to incarna
dine the seas, affixed each to the
breast of the other an order of
highest distinction, symbols and
testimonies of exalted rank in the
terrible art they practice and do not
Alexander Borgia should have
been there to confer his blessing
upon this twain, who have so far
surpassed him that his deeds of hor
ror dwindle to mere peccadillos.
New York Times.
OUR FINANCIAL KINDERGARTEN.
To the great masses of the people
of the United States the floating of
the two big issues of Liberty loans
has been but kindergarten work in
finance. The average citizen, es
pecially outside of the shadow of
Wall street, knows so little about a
government bond as an investment
that he is as apt to look upon one
of Uncle Sam's 4 per cent obligations
as a gold brick as a real investment
The average citizen is so little
used to having any property that is
not subject to taxation that he has
not calculated the gajn it will be to
him to have a gilt-eged security
bearing 4 per cent interest which
will not excite attention from the
But around Wall street and in the
other large metropolitan financial
centers those who profit from their
studies of financial conditions . and
opportunities are not so dull and list
less. That" is why in those centers
securities other than those of Uncle
Sam have been selling quite freely
far below recognized intrinsic val
ues in order that the proceeds of
their sales can be invested in non
taxable Liberty bonds. Writing of
these bonds, Henry Clews, the great
New York banker, says:
"As we have already stated, these
bonds as an investment are the best
and safest in the world. Within a
few years, if not sooner, they will
sell at a handsome premium, and it
is an imperative duty of every citi
zen to assume his share of the finan
It is for those two reasons com
bined that big trust companies and
big hanks in these big centers where
finances has been the cap-sheaf of
the higher education are buying the
bonds in staggering blocks, twen
ty aud twenty-five millions at a
crack. Lincoln Star.
DON'T BURN THE LEAVES.
Burning the leaves that you rake
from your lawn means the waste of
a very valuable fertilizer. Put the
leaves on the garden, securing them
from blowing away either by thor
oughly .wetting them down or by
spading them under. They make a
splendid mulch with which to cover
the roots -of perannuals, protecting
them from the alternate freezing and
thawing that causes such things to
winter-kill more than anything else.
When thus used, it is well to put
something heavier on lop of the
leaves to keep them from blowing
about.- Newman Grove Reporter.
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TO MEAT EATERS.
Consumers should be especially in-,
terested in the movement to con
serve food. If every citizen of the.
United States would decline to eat
meat on one day each week, the sav
ing would be immense and the effect
would be left almost immediately
upon the market. If the demand for
any one article can be sufficiently re
duced, there is almost certain to be
a change in price, for the price ask
ed in the majority of cases is govern
ed entirely by demand. Beatrice
DIED AT COUNCIL BLUFFS.
From Thursday's Daily.
Last evening, George Park
ceived a telephone message from his
brother Will Park, from Council I
Bluffs, stating that the latter's wife
had jusr. died, and that the funeral
would occur from that place, tomor
row, October ' 26th.' Mr. Park de
parted this afternoon for Council
Blugs, to be in attendance at the
funeral. Mr. Will Park is a carpen
ter, and has lived in Council Bluffs,
for the past forty years. They have
three children, two boys and one
girl, all of who are married, and
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 Eiley block, Plattsmouth, Neb.
Mrs. Smith Recommends
"I have had more or less stomach
trouble for eight or ten years."
writes Mrs. G. II. Smith, Brewerton,
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. If you
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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,
For they know on the morrow they will have good
C. D. ST. JOHN, Prop
JOE MALCOLM, Head Miller.
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