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PLA1TSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1917.
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PWUSBED tGMI'WEEKLT AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA.
Cstr4 at Pottofflce at Plattmouth. Neb., aa aecoad-cla8 mail matter.
It A. BATES, Publisher
CBICKIPTIOH TOICEi 91M PIB TEAR LSI ADYANCW
A nice fat rabbit is the suff.
Thanksgiving four weeks from to
The days are growing shorter, and
so are we.
Sympathy is cheap, but it never
gets you anything.
A good way to encourage anything
is to pass a law prohiiting it.
If to save food will save lives, let
us all do our duty ill saving.
Did you ever see a man with a job
harder than he thought it was?
Brazil has had enough of the
Kaiser's vinductiveness and has de
clared for war.
"May split up raw sugar," says
the headline. Why not pulverize
it and dust it around equitably?
Punctuality is a great virtue pro
viding you can aord to waste many
hours waiting on those who are
The question now arises, whether
you can knit or not on Sunday? The
chances are that if you can't knit
you can knot.
"Coal dealers exceed fixed price,"
says the government. There seems
to be no price, fixed cr imaginary,
that they cannot exceed.
The United States has not spent
a cent to stir up internal rebellion in
Germany, but unrest is rapidly
growing in that country.
YVe never figured out exactly how
the tax on a single box of smoking
tobacco would be, but we can't be
lieve that in selling a 10-cent can
for thirteen events the tobacconist is
We have remained silent on the
subject for a long time, hoping for
the best. But we are at last forced
to demand to know why the offen
sively handsome young men in the
clothing advertisements don't enlist.
Alderman Seidel, of Milwaukee
says the county is full of thieves
who are conducting the war for
their own benefit. Mr. Seidel doesn't
seem to like America very well.
Possibly the government could ar
range to get him back to Germany.
"Germany is my mother, but
America is my sweetheart," said
William. Nottberg of Kansas City as
he subscribed for a Liberty bond. No
matter how we might translate it
into German, no junker could under
stand that sort of sentiment. But
every American does.
The war has reproduced the trag
edy of Enoch Arden in net a few
cases. Recently the wife of a young
officer whose death had been pre
sumed by the war office married a
clergyman. Now she has received a
letter from her husband, written
from a prisoners' camp. It should
be a warning against rapid remar
riages. The courts are loath to pre
sume death without very exact evi
dence. In one doubtful case, for
nearly twenty years leave to wind
up an estate has been refused.
Catarrh Cannot Be Cured
with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they
cannot reach the seat ot the disease.
Catarrh is a local disease, trreatly In
fluenced by constitutional conditions, and
in order to cure it you must take an
Internal remady Hall's Catarrh Medi
cine is taken internally and acts thru
the blood on the mucous surfaces of the
system. Hall's Catarrh Medicine was
prescribed by one of the best physicians
in this country for years. It is com
posed of some f the best tomc3 known,
combined with some of the best blood
rurif.ers. The perfect combination of
the ingredients in Hall's Catarrh Medi
cine is what produces such wonaerful
results in catsurhal conditions. Send for
F. J. CHENEY" & CO., Frcp3., Toledo, O
All Ilrin'iHla ""
iiall'a Family Pills for coiiB'.lpattan.
Next is Thanksgiving.
Turkey, Goose or Duck?
No damage done last night.
Was it wheat or corn cakes this
multitude of sins.
Dcn'tx forget to write to the boys
iu camp. They think' of a letter
above everything else.
It is no use for the kaiser to quote
peace terms, Uncle Sam is not going
to deal with a middle-man.
Political economy to most of our
politicians means nothing except
getting the most votes for the least
Anytime a man tells you he never
swore, put him down as one who
never stepped on a carpet tack in
Out of this war we are going to
get a new United States. e are
going to be prepared to fight when
ever imposed upon.
One of our exchanges remarks
that troubles are much like babies
-the more you nurse them the
bigger they grow.
The postage on drop letters will
remain at two cents, so the hero who
trades at heme will continue to get
all his customary bills.
If someone would divise a means
to make sermons shorter and col
lecting longer it would be a great
thins for the churches.
Putting a dozen big potatoes on
the top of a bag of small marble
sized ones is one of the most com
mon examples of comonflage.
When people realize that it is not
the amount of wages and the rela
tive purchasing power that counts
we will begin to get somewhere.
It is hardly accurate to say that
Chancellor Michaelis will stay 1n
"power." He may stay in office
but a German chancellor doesn't
have any particular power.
The Outlook quotes the following
prediction, applicable to present-day
conditions, from Napoleon's St. Hel
ena utterances: "I made the mis
take of my career when I had the op
portunity that I did not remove, the
Hohenzollerns from the throne of
Prussia. As long as this house
reigns and until the red cap of lib
erty is erected in Germany there
will be no peace in Europe."
Pcrhaps you had neglected to give
a book to the soldiers' camp library
because you felt that it wouldn't be
appreciated if sent, nor missed if
withheld. In that case, this signi
ficant statement from a soldier's
letter should put the matter in a
new light: "We are 'pulling' for
books. A good book beats a royal
The Kearney Daily Times is no
more. Our friend Frank W. Brown
took charge of the same as editor
five years ago, and has made an ex
cellent paper, but in Wednesday's is
sue he makes the announcement that
the Hub will take over the subscrip
tion list and . he will cease its pub
lication. Frank Brown is one of
Nebraska's finest young men and wq
will regret it if any misfortune has
overtaken him. and we trust his
future will be for the very best.
Pumpkins are plentiful and cheap.
Corkscrews are popular in Iowa.
Farmers complain yet of
soft corn in the fields.
The man who is always taking
about welcoming criticism generally
is kidding someone.
From all reports the boys and girls
had lot of fun last night. Well, "let
'em go it while they're young, for
when they get old they can't."
This taking advantage of the buy
er has been going on for some time.
said a man at our elbow. Look how
long the corset trust has been squeez
ing the consumer.
The Allies are rushing assistance
to Italy. Of course. But, why were
they not wise enough to rush as
sistance to Italy sooner? Thousands
of soldiers might have been saved.
The governor of California has
designated 'November 4 as "go to
Sunday School Day." There's some
thing wrong when such proclama
tions are necessary. Every child
should go to Sunday school regu
This seems to be a year when an
extra good edge should be ground
on the old family ax. Thanksgiving
turkeys not only are almost ripe.
but report, also, say very little about
pumpkius weighing less than fifty
It is always best to be loyal to
your country. oi feel much bet
ter and your conscience will be clear,
and you know you are right. No
one should make a pretense of liv
ing in the United States unless he
can uphold the Stars and Stripes and
be a true American.
ONLY GROWING OLD.
The last persons to admit the ap
proach of age are we upon whom
age is creeping. Like livers, we are
the last to learn and admit our dis
order. Our friends gather on the
latest birthday and tell us we are not
a day older than we were fifteen
years ago, and we almost cheat our
selves into believing them. But we
are growing old.
We have just a little less to comb
over the bald spot than we had 15
years ago. We are a little more
tired when dinner times comes. We
have a little more time to doze over
the newspaper at night, and a little
less desire to stay with the crowd
until the small hours of the morn
ing. We are growing old; that's
A little less anxious are we to
have our own way than we were
fifteen years ago, a little less ready
to blame others for their misdeeds,
a little more charitable in our views
of others opinions, a little less
eager for the gossip that wipes away
reputations. A little less desire we
have to convert ' the world to our
opinions, a little less care for stocks
and bonds and gold, a little less
haste in making decisions, a little
less dare in risking new adventures.
A little more love we have for our
old friends, a little greater apprecia
tion of their worth,' a little more in
terest in our boyhood and girlhood
days, a little -more zest in telling of
the pranks and adventures that
gladdened our youth. We are only
"W e should like to feel we were as
young as we were fifteen years ago.
But youth consuming time has
sapped the strength of which we
boasted then, added a few more
lines to our brows, sprinkled our
hair with snow, and made us some
what wiser men and women as we
have glided inch by inch near the
heaven to which all of us sail and
from which none 'returns. We are
growing old. Milwaukee Journal.
Just at this time when the Ger
man horde is pouring through the
plains of Italy and that country's
effective participation in. the war
on the side of the allies is becoming
increasingly difficult, it i3 well that
Americans should take a true inven
tory of the situation.
Germany is making her final su
preme bid for peace a peace to her
advantage and intended only as a
breathing spell to permit her to re
habilitate her fortunes for another
blow towards world domination.
Those German armies which are
over-running the Italian front are
accomplishing their advance under
the direction of the kaiser's most
relentless war chief. The kaiser
and his chiefs see winter coming on
to make increasingly difficult the al
lied drive in Flanders.
Americans should remember, how
ever, that the war's decision rests on
the western front. For two years
Germany has failed to achieve a
single victory there. Slowly tho
kaiser's armies have been beaten
back until today another strategic
retreat is inevitable, releasing four
thousand square miles of Belgium
and French territory.
No one realizes more deeply than
the German army leaders that it is
written in the clouds that the wes
tern front spells the crash of the
military hopes of the central pow
ers. And while Germany expends
her rapidly declining manpower in
a drive, against the Italians, the
faint-hearted should bear in mind
that it is the deliberate plan to de
tract attention from the German
failure in the west in order to pro
vide a bisis'for another German
peace appeal. Lincoln Star.
TIME TO KEEP COOL.
Whether Lord Northcliffe is justi
fied in all he says about the difficul
ties of the war situation nobody can
doubt that he is rendering a service
by telling the American people not
to be too confident, and particular
ly not to neglect any reasonable
lie may go as much too far in one
way as Mr. Roosevelt has gone in
the other, but his way is much the
safer way of the two, for too much
preparation never ruined any cause,
while too much whoop and hurrah
and come-on-boys has led to some
Mr. Roosevelt has told us tliat we
ought to get our army into Europe
at once and with our flags flying
march onto the breastworks. Lord
Northcliffe tells us that Germany
will not get in our way in putting
all the meninto France we can
ship there, that Germany will wel
come a great army of American con
sumers in the exhausted French
territory, providing the-German sub
marine can cut our line of communi
cations,. The fight will not be a fight on
our men but upon our oil tank
boats and on all our other supply
boats, and at the rate the world's
shipping is now being destroyed, a
rate Lord Northcliffe says is being
foolishly minimized by the British
government, keeping our men abroad
is going to be our real problemand
not getting them abroad.
Lord Northcliffe is making a tour
of several western states to ovarii
the American people against over
confidence. After a hurried trip to
England he will return and come
again, to the west. He wishes to
have the people understand that
two-thirds of the German people be
lieve they have already won the
war, that the kaiser and 250,000
Junkers own Germany, that the Ger
man war machine is supreme, and
even the policemen are armed with
rapid fire guns, that all talk of Ger
man troubles is sent out by Ger
many. Lord Northcliffe says frank
ly that he does not know that 'he
will live to see the end of the war,
and he is yet in the 50s.
. No matter whether we can bring
ourselves to believe this or not, it is
the safe view of the war to act up
on. We shall make no mistake if
we prepare for the supreme effort
of our national life. It is a fort
unate thing for us that President
Wilson has not been stampeded by
a volunteer rush for glory into do
ling something hurriedly and inade
quately. Lord Northcliffe's travels
will make it easier for the adminis
tration to hold back on the impet
uosity or a rew anu to make our
preparations correspond to the size
of our undertaking. Des Moines
FOOD PLEDGE WEEK.
Our allies in Europe will need
577,000,000 bushels of imported
wheat in the current crop year
Canada can give them 150,000,000.
The small normal surplus in this
country can be increased to 150,
000,000 if our people will reduce
consumption by concerted effort, sub
stituting cornmeal and other pro
ducts for wheat flour. There must
also be large exports of meat for
our war partners and our own sold
iers in Europe. "Every pound of
fat," Mr. Hoover says, "is as sure of
service as every bullet and every hog
is of greater value for the winning
of jhis war than a shell." The plans
of National Food Pledge week pro
vide for saving the wheat, wise use
cr conservation of ether kinds of
food and . elimination of waete. Af
ter sermons on - the subject by more
than 100,000 clergymen today 500,
000 volunteer canvassers will carry
the food pledge cards to every liome.
Already they have the signatures of
1,250,000 housewives and those of
at "least 10,000,000 more will be
added. The pledge is a brief and
rimple one. Membership in the
food administration is accepted by
the signer, who undertakes to fol
low the directions and advice which
will be given. The administrator
speaks as follows of the purpose and
"There is no threat of privation.
We wish only that our people should
eat wisely and without waste. Wis
dom In eating is ot make possible
such adjustments in our food con
sumption, shipping and war necessi
ties as will allow us to fulfill our
duty in exports to our allies. This
is a duty of necessity, humanity and
honor. As a free people we have
undertaken to discharge it, not
under autocratic decree, but with
out restraint other than the guid
ance of individual conscience. Upon
the syecess of this unprecedented
adventure in democracy will largely
depend the issue of the war."
Success is assured. Americans
throughout the land will promptly
respond and assist. No hardship is
involved. . We shall use less of such
food as must be exported and more
of the kinds of which the supply
is sufficient to satisfy all possibla
demands. There will be enough for
the nations standing with us in the
war and for our boys at the front.
New York Times.
THE CIVIL WAR
Consumers oppressed by the high
cost of living may extract what sat
isfaction they can from the discov
ery that it was far higher in the
civil war. According to an invoice
which has recently been unearthed
of goods sold by a firm of wholesale
grocers of Keokuk, la., in June,
18G2, sugar was $1S a barrel and
rice $38, while tea sold at $101 for
a 25-pound chest. Coffee was four
times the present price, and the
same bill of groceries which then
brought $644.14 could be purchased
today for $291.61.
These figures, of course, do not
reduce the present price of beef
steak or butter, but they may serve
to take the sting out of some of the
exactions of contemporary "prof
iteers." It is something to know
that conditions might be,a whole lot.
worse, and certainly even sugar-refiners
would hesitate to charge $58
a barrel. In fact, we may feel as
tonished at the moderation of the
present generation of dealers and at
corresponding admiration for the
bolder methods of profiteering in the
civil war. The dealers at that time
had hardly a third as many con
sumers to loot as mere are iuuu ,
they had no storage facilities, no
organization, but. on the other
hand, no federal interference in
price-fixing. ' They charge what they
The Kind Ycu Have Always Bought, and which has been
ia use for over over 30 years, has home the denature of
-jQ - and has been made under his per
sonal supervision since to infancy,
&utf?x cx6t4ZZ auow nQ one to deceive ycu in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-good are but
Experiments that trilie with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment.
What Is CASTOR I A
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric,
Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleacant. It contains
neither Opium, Morphine nor other narcotic substance. Its
v.gc is its guarantee. For more than thirty yeara it has
boen in constant use for the relief of Constipation, flatulency,
v7ird Colic and Diarrhoea; allaying Feverishaess arising
lher-jfrom, and by regulating the Stomach and Bowels, aids
the assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natural sices.
The Children's Fanacea The Mother's Friend,
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
THE CENTAUR COMAMV,
pleased, ar.d their pleasure in the
matter of extortionate prices was
something to make their successors
The invoice is of value in throw
ing light en one phase of existence
in the "good old days." Ferhaps,
after all, we are better off in the
degenerate times when prices are
merely doubled and not elevated to
the limit. New York World.
TELLING THE THUTH.
Lord Northcliffe told the western
newspapers yesterday that . Ameri
can newspapers had misled their
readers by emphasizing news indi
cating the weakening of Germany
snd slighting news of a discourag
ing nature. In this way, he said,
the impression had been created that
Germany was near collapse, when in
reality she is still immensely power
ful. The Star believes this criticism is
just. Whether by the stupidity of
censorship or by the unconscious
emphasizing "of trivial incidents in
dicating the cracking of the German
morale, a widespread feeling exists
that the war is nearly over.
Such a feeling Is dangerous. It
would be' disastrous for the nation
to underestimate the importance of
the task ahead. Disastrous because
any failure to exert our full strength
in the war would play into the hands
of the enemy.
If the Star has been guilty of help
ing to create a false impression of
security by overemphasizing en
couraging facts and putting the un
pleasant ones in the background, it
has. done so unconsciously. Its
The Nehawka Chills
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 tliis famous flour, you know. -
They just set their yeast and go to bed,
For they know on the morrow they will have good
e. D. ST. .JOHN, Prop.
JOE MALCOLM, Head miller.
For Sale by
IFW YORK CITY,
single aim has been, and now is, to
tell the truth about the war and
about America's war preparations.
For it believes with all its heart that
only by knowing the truth can the
American people effectively meet this
great crisis. Kansas City Star.
Nebraska assessors reported eight
million dollars in Nebraska banks,
listed for taxation, on April 1, 1917.
Figuring the usual basis of one
fifth, the amount would actually
have been forty millions. On Aug
ust 1, four months later, the state
banking board received reports from
all state and national banks in the
state, showing deposits of about
$460,000,000. Some discrepancy?
And could it be possible that some
of those assessors were asleep at the
switch? Kearney Hub.
For a Weak Stomach.
As a general rule all you need to
do is to adopt a diet suited to your
age and occupation and to keep your
bowels regular. When you feel that
you have eaten too much and when
constipated, take on of Chamber
Bring your welding: to us.
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