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MONDAY, HO VEMBES 26, 1917.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
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PUBLISHED IEUI-WEEKL1 AT PLATTSHOl'TH, NKBIIASKA.
Btrd at Poitofflce at Prattsmouth. Neb., aa second-cla-as mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
Can we buy candy?
Poor Christmas without candy.
It is easier doing without meat
than a cigar.
The German vision: If at first you
don't succeed, spy, spy again.
The more the big fellows want,
the less the little fellows got.
As the boy to knock the conceit
out of the British Hon, we vote for
Are ycu a stay-atrhome, or is
your star going to be on a dozen
club service flags when you go?
Gradually the horrors are being
segregated from the army and sad
dled onto those who stay at home.
The army chaps are free now to
dance to real music no jazz.
We love Russia and all that, but
if we lived in the house with her
we'd send her to bed without any
supper tonight and' make her wear
her old dress to school tomorrow.
Fond parents will welcome with
relief the coming of next Saturday,
when the football season draws vir
tually to a close. Then nothing but
the war will be left to worry about.
After due inquiry we find out
there isn't a semblance of truth in
the reports about the Red Cross
not one of them. And none but
enemies are circulating these reports.
So we reiterate pay no attention
to such reports.
It is estimated that Omaha saved
enough meat Tuesday to feed 150,
000 soldiers. This was the meat
less day. Now the meat markets
are seriously considering the policy
of remaining closed on meatless days
in the future.
The Tammany Tiger may be as
hungry as ever, but it must also be
admitted that the Tammany Tiger is
wise enough to make its campaigns
on platform terms that appeal to
the common sense of the people.
The "highbrow" stuff goes only in
Terre Haute coal dealers have
been arraigned before the United
States commissioner for charging a
price for coal in excess of that
granted by the administration. When
an American citizen will use the
language credited to one of these
men; "To hell with the government.
I will charge my own price for coal;"
it is time that his tongue be' bridled,
and he got it.
A wartime Thanksgiving, to be
sure. But, thank God, we are able
to furnish a million of the bravest
and best boys in the world to fight
for the preservation of democracy.
And thank God, we are able to feed
them and care for them; to streng
then and help our allies; to bear
more than our share of the burdens,
and do the most with the least sac
rifice. Surely we have every reason
for observing the approaching
Thanksgiving with more than the
usual amount of enthusiasm and de
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TEAK Ut ADTAJTCB
Russia has had the referendum
Numerous farmers are
with their corn husking.
Occasionally you will find a man
who knows everything that isn't
The little ones are beginning to
think about Santa Claus pretty ser
Xo man ever wants to serve oa a
jury himself, but many of them will
fly in a rage at the suggestion of a
After all, there probably is noth
ing sacred about a British ministry
as doubtless it will find out unless it
keeps abreast of its job.
McDill McCormiek says, Germany
is not winning the war and neither
are the allies. Perhaps not, but
can't he tell us which is doing it
If the young movement to with
hold all Christmas gifts from grown
ups becomes general this year, a lot
of men will wear their first well-
fitting socks next spring.
A lecturer says newspapers can
way the world. That's the general
pinion of the outs. Ask the ins
ibout it, though, and they'll say
newspapers merely rock the 'boat.'
Jess Willard says he will fight no
more. .Nobody is going to cry. wii-
ard has been the poorest heavy
weight representative the game has
known. No man who ever gained
the title fought so few times after
annexing' it, as has Willard. He
lacked the popularity of our cham
pion, yet in the two years he held
the title, .he earned more money
than any of his predecessors.
The Knights of Columbus have hit
upon a plan to benefit the soldier
boys in the various cantonments and
also in France, if necessary. They
have started to raise several mil-
ions of dollars to erect buildings at
these various places, where services
will be held, and where the boys can
go to spend their leisure hours in
reading and social conversation and
writing home and where reading
matter and writing material will be
provided free of charge. Each one
of these institutions will be presided
over by a Catholic priest, and the
boys whose parentage are of other
denominations will be just as free
as the Catholic boys. This is cer
tainly a noble undertaking for the
Knights and everybody should lend
a helping hand. Nebraska's appor
tionment is $150,000 and the Jour
nal hopes that Plattsmouth will give
liberally to this benevolent cause.
At a time when politicians are
under a great temptation to play
for popularity it is refreshing to
find the British premier speaking out
with courageous frankness and with
comprehension of the issues involv
ed. Britain has been accustomed to
a policy of isolation from European
politics and it is going to be hard
to recognize the need of concerted
military action. Lloyd George is
not fraid to defy traditions and
bluntly state 'the ytruth. It is not
the least of his qualities of high lead
ership that he. recognizes so clearly
the necessity of an aroused pub-
lie opinion to back a democratic gov'
ernmcnt and that he is ready to
arouse that opinion by telling things
that other public men, less able
might try to cover up. His Paris
speech was International, he said
Well, ho has made it talked about in
the Missouri Valley!
LORD NORTHCLIFFE'S AX.
Lord Northcliffe has correctly ap
praised his own value to Britain in
saying that he can do better work
on the outside with an ax than on
the inside where he would be gagged.
Inisde the government he knows
there is dead wood which he does
not care to drift with. Outside he
can use his ax to help chop it away.
Any country is fortunate that has
a man on the outside with an ax.
Particularly one who will not give it
tip to come inside and be comfort
able. Such men are not plentiful,
but there are a few. They prefer
the exercise of swinging an ax to
the ease of chairs of state. They
are men who believe that the pos
session of an ax his newspapers in
Northcliffe's case involves an ob-
igation to use it for the public good.
To lay it down on any personal con
sideration, as for the prestige or
power of office, is to be recreant to
a public and patriotic duty.
A portfolia in a British ministry
is a very aesiraoie object in xne
regard of Britons. They taicc to it
a3 they do to tea and places in the
country. A lot of things that count
hugely in England go with it. But
Lord Northcliffe knows the price
that its acceptance would exact in
lis case and he has declined it to
the very great regret of the ministry,
we have no doubt.
They wanted him to come in. They
needed him very badly on the in-
side. They left the door open, wheel
ed the comfortable looking chair up
to the inviting looking desk and
begged him to make himself at
home leaving his ax with the hat
boy. They would give him a check
for it and he could get it when he
went out. We applaud Lord North
cliffe's decision. We applaud it be
cause we do not belong to the Brit-
sh ministry. He is going to stay
out a'nd do the "better work" he re
fers to. It will be more vigorous
work than he would have had on the
nside and it will be productive of
more chips and kindling. And for
a vigorous man, iond 01 exercise,
making chips fly is much more sat-
sfying work than any kind of in
dustry indoors where one ce:nnot
swing an ax with any comfort.
K. C. Star.
Dark indeed was the picture of
the war prospects as painted by
Charles Edward Russell to a Lin
coln audience Tuesday evening in
St. Paul's church, but the cloud had
a silver lining.
Mr. Russell gave a broad intima
tion that Russia is out of the war,
that Italy is likely to be, that. Ger
many will be able to attack France
from the south in such a way as
to render defense impossible, that
the whole burden of the Avar must
fall upon the United States, that its
duration will run far into the fu
ture and that every resource of the
republic must be put into the scales.
The silver lining lay in his opti
mism that whatever the American
people seriously undertake to do will
be done, but the people must be
unitedly determined to do it.
By' picturing the magnitude of the
undertaking the speaker seeks to
arouse the entire people to an ap
preciation of conditions. Many of
thpse who heard Mr. Russell did not
agree with his estimate of unfavor
able conditions, a3 they do not tally
with such seemingly reliable infor
mation as is brought to us by the
news agencies. But it would, have
been a fine thing for Uncle- Sam if
everybody could have heard this in
tellectually capable man who ha;
neen in Jiiiirope three times since
me war uegan, tne last time as a
member of the United States com
mission to Itussialed by Elihu Root.
The chief value of the lecture lay
in the elucidation given of what
democracy means to the workingman
and how that best safeguard of all
who toil now hangs In the balance
in the decisive struggle between
autocracy and democracy. Lincoln
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AIT IDIOTIC KAISER FAKE.
It would seem as if it ought to be
necessary for the secretary of the
treasury, Mr. McAdoo, to deny so ri
diculous a rumor as one to the ef
fect that the government proposes to
onfiscate the money of depositors
in the banks.
But that is just what Secretary
McAdoo has had to do. He has been
advised that that rumor has been
in diligent circulation, and that
some have actually taken stock in
That rumor has been in circula
ion right here in Lincoln. A Ger
man citizen was observed within the
past two or three days putting away
n a safety deposit box a pile of
money which an observer said could
lardly have contained less than
$5,000. He did not want Uncle Sam
to confiscate it as a deposit.
Is there no way to run down such
rumors and punish those who circu
late them? If there isn't it is ?.n
evidence of deplorable lack of effi
ciency in government.
It must take fine concert of action
on the part of a large number of
agents of the kaiser to get these ru
mors into circulation and get them
to the ears of the ignorant and
credulous. This country manifestly
needs a larger and more alert secret
EAIG'S DASHING SMASH.
Field Marshal Haig has just exe
cuted with startling success the most
brilliant and important blow struck
by any of the Allied armies since the
beginning of the war. His move
ment contains all the audacious and
dashing effectiveness of any of the
fierce and sudden thrusts made by
von Mackenzen, who has earned
sueifxi reputation for terrible drives.
To smash through the vaunted Hind
enburg line for a depth of from four
to five miles along a front
miles is an achievement excelling
anything that has occurred since
trench warfare wa3 instituted on
the western front in 1911.
The suddenness of the advance as
well as its success emphasizes more
than anything else can the complete
passage of the offensive into the
hands of the Allies. That is was
made without the usual artillery
preparation shows something of the
adaptability of the army under Field
Marshal 'Haig. He did not advertise
his intent by thunder of great guns,
thus permitting the enemy to mass
troops for the reception of charging
columns. While German eyes were
turned on Italy, and while Prince
Rupprecht was watching the line be
tween Passchendaele and Dixmude,
Haig struck and the boasted de
fenses, so- long ago prepared with
utmost care, crumbled under his
The value of this victory can not
be magnified. It comes when it will
do most to offset any losses in Italy.
It ' will check any attempt of the
Teutons at boasting of renewed in
vincibility. Until full reports of the
engagement are available, its entire
effect can not be estimated, but it
has been a mortal blow to the tier
mans on the west front. Their de-.
tensive there has received a shock
from which it will not readily re
cover. The line may not be wholly
broken, but' it has been weakened,
and will not again be re-established
in its terrible formidable potency.
Halg's great work is appreciated
in America, because it is showing
up what determined troops and skill
ful leadership can accomplish against
the kaiser's best armies. -Omaha
CALL AND ANSWER.
Lloyd George makes no bones
about it. He says frankly it de
pends largely upon whaf the United
States does in the way of furnish
ing ships and men, whether the war
against German autocracy is to make
headway. To quote:
"Assuming that the submarine sit
uation does not get worse, the eas
ing of the position of the allies de
pends entirely upon the date on
which the American program of
launching six million tons of ship
ping promised for 1918 comes into
"The collapse of Russia, and the
recent reverses in Itafy make it even
more imperative than before that
the United States should send as
many troops as possible across the
Atlantic as early as possible. I am
anxious to know how soon the first
million men can be expected in
This call upon the United States
comes with no staggering effect. It
was expected and anticipated. Lord
Northcliffe has already told Eng
lishmen of the progress this country
has made, in a very few months,
toward fitting itself to bear the big
end of the load. Daniel Willard.
one of the world's greatest experts
in organization and administration,
ays we have made such a record as
no other country has ever equaled.
Official figures show that this
country already has more than 2,
000,000 men under arms. The sec
ond draft call, to come in a few
month?, will add a half million to
the total. Of this great fighting
force, raised in little more than six
months, approximately 1,400,000
represent voluntary enlistments.
Here are the figures:
National army 61G.S20
National guard 463,000
Regular army 370,000
Special branches 200,000
Reserves S 0,0 00
Navy : 147, S71
Naval reserves . 50,000
Naval militia 15,000
Marine corps 33,000
Coast guard 1 5,000
Hospital corps 6,500
All officers 15,200
Grand total 2,007,391
As to ships, the up-to-the-minute
figures, secured from Washington by
the New York Tribune, are these:
One hundred and fourteen yards
have received contracts for ships as
Kind. No. Tonnage.
Wood . 375 1,330,000
- and steel) 5S 207,000
Steel 807 C, 082, 000
Total ordered 1,240 7,619,000
To be ordered 400 3,300,000
Grand Total 1,640 10,919,000
"According to contracts," says the
Tribune, "practically all of this vast
tonnage i3 to be completed in 1918.".
While not all of it may be completed
in time, the shipping board is de
termined that the 6,000,000 tons
promised shall be finished next year.
In two more years, at this rate, the
United States will become easily the
first maritime power in the world.
Meanwhile, the U-boat toll shows
signs of a real and . substantial di
minution, and even Tirpitz now con
fesses that the submarine cannot be
expected to win the war. And we
are grateful to see, on the - West
front, in the latest achievement of
the British troops, unmistakable
signs that British grit and stamina
are not exhausted. While Uncle
Sam's men arc on the way John
Bull's men continue to push dogged
ly and steadily forward without
them, on the front where the war
Is to be decided.
Russia is out of it, while still
Zero weather doesn't take the pep out ot
Red Crown Gasoline. It's still the same
powerful fuel that you knew in summer.
You need Red Crown in winter more
than at any other time. You need its
powerful punch to pull you through
drifts, over snow covered hills and where
the going is rough and tough.
Red Crown Gasoline makes winter starting easy.
Vaporizes quickly and explodes at the first spark.
Get Red Crown at our Serriee Stations or from
pood garages anywhere. Always look for the Red
Polarine is the perfect winter lubri
4 cant. Flows freely in freezing weather,
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holding firm, is in danger. But on
the Hindenburg line there is dang
er only to the Kaiser. And the
United States is strengthening that
line just as fast as it can spare the
ships from filling the vital needs of
Britain and France. It can provide
the men two millions, three mil
lions of them, just as fast as they
can be transported, and in a few
months it can provide the ships to
carry the men, to carry their sup
plies, and to keep on carrying
Britain's and France's supplies as
The call is loud and imperative.
And the answer is clear. All that
money can do, all that energy can
do, all that the best organizing and
executive skill in the world can do,
all that the bodies of our young
men can do, to interpose a shield
between democracy and its auto
cratic aggressor, the United States
is doing today. Hold tight, John
Bull and La Belle France, for Uncle
Sam, but yesterday an infant in
arms, tomorrow a great military
giant aijmed to the teeth, is coming
' GO HAVE A LOOK!
Vallery and Cromwell leave
Flattsmouth every Satuuday night
at 7:45 for Keith, Perkins and Chase
They have the good level black
soil that is raising all kinds of
small grain, corn and alfalfa.
Nobody has any lower prices and
better soils. Ask those who have
been out. 17-swtf
From My Premises One small
black yearling colt. Has white spot
on forehead and on legs. Any one
knowing anything as to its where
abouts, kindly call Frank Schlichte
nfeier and I will forward the expense
of caring for it. Frank Schlicte
meier. 11-1 4-2 wkswkly.
The TIehawEia Millo
arc now Rolling and Manufacturing the
" Mod- His
"Letter Roll" Flour needs no boosting,
For on the top shelf it now is roosting.
The best cooks wherever you go
Use tCis famous flour, you know.
They just set their yeast and go to bed,
For they know on the morrow they will have good
V J. M.
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JOE MALCOLM, Head Miller.
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After I had taken Doan's Kidney
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strong as ever. Since then, I have
always considered Doan's fine for
backache and any other sign of kid
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complaining of kidney complaints."
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't
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get Doan's Kidney Pills the same
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experience needed. For full partic
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Medical Company, Winona, Minne
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The late Andy Dill homestead in
the city of Plattsmouth, good house
and three lots. For particulars, call
or writeB. Dill, Murray, Neb.
For Sale A number of white
Brahma Cockerels. Mrs. C. E. Ileeb
WM-M 'I 'I InM"i"H'I' I ! !
W. A. ROBERTSON.
East of Riley Hotel.
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