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PUaUIHEO EKI-Wfl KLT AT PLATTIMOUTH, NSBBABKA.
BaterWat Feetomee at Flattsmouth. Neb., at ooad-c!as mall matter
It A. BATES, Publisher
Old Winter's here.
But how about coal?
Give presents to those who can'i
Tretty cold when it is 16 and 18
The kids are counting the days
Ercry father "Who lias a bright
youns con firmly believes la Iicred-j
Another goou uimwas slogan
for these days: "Buy for those who
need instead of those who have.''
The left over turkey question has
solved itself, but they have had a
hard time getting away with the
balance of that cranberry sauce.
It was Nebraska's first liquorless .
Thanksgiving, and somehow or oth
erwise it seems to have been just as
full of good cheer as in the days
By all means give father an addi
tional pocket book for Christmas.
There is no telling how soon the
one ho has now may appear like the
elephant had stepped on it.
It is claimed that Germany is able
to put fourteen men in the field for
what it costs the United States to I
put one. And it is believed they
arc worth fully that much.
WhPatloss-. meatless. sweetless
davs; also 'backerless. crackerless 1
davs. Kissless. blissless and other I
less days. But what of it all if it
helps us win this helluva a war we
The United States has spent, from
the time of Washington until the
war broke out 526,000,000,000, says
Frank A. Vanderlip. This includes
all past wars, but the first year of
the present struggle comes to -$19,-000,000,000.
Buy a War Saving Stamp. You
can buy them for 25 cents or five
dollars. When the buyer of the 25
cent stamp reaches the amount of
five dollars, he can exchange them for
a five dollar stamp. The 25-cent
stamp is called a "thrift stamp.
v hue the bigger stamp 13 a war
saving stamp." Everybody is able
to invest in either one or the other.
Under the new regulations every
person registered for selective draft
is restored to his original status, sec
tion 4 stating that all exemptions
and discharges made prior to De
cember 15 are revoked. The office
of the Provost Marshal General de
dares it is Imperative that every
registrant know his 'order number"
Every person who registered or
should have registered June 5 is
charged with a knowledge of the se
lective service law and additional
reguiauuus, miu lanuic iu periurm
any duty so prescribed is a misdp-
mcanor punishable by imprisonment
for one year and may result in the
loss of valuable rights and privileges
and in immediate induction into!
Catarrh Cannot Be Cured
wth LOCAIj APPLICATIONS, a they
cannot reach the seat of the disease,
Catarrh ia a local disease, greatly In-
Uuenced by constitutional conditions, and
in order to cure It you must take an
internal remedy Hall's Catarrh MedU
' J 4- t.iron Internally and acts thru
the blood on the mucous surfaces ot the
system. Hall's. Catarrh Medicine was
nrescribed by one of the best physicians
i ha untrv for years. It is com.
nosed of some of the best tonics known.
combined with some or me oau
Buriflers. The perfect combination of
ir" 1 Hair Catarrh Medi-
cine is what produces such wonderful
Jesuits In catarrhal conditions. Send tor
testimonials, free. rrAn n
J. CHENEY & CO.; Props.. Toledo. O.
ah DruKjridts 76c .. M
Hall's Family Pills for ,codupuw.
p tba in adtancw
Give freely, but give wisely.
The coal question is it.
Do your shopping early, but do it
A "Smokeless Day" would be all
right, but will deprive Uncle Sam of
lot of' revenue.
While quail are reported to be
plentiful, it is advisable to warn
hunters not to "go over the top."
Since April, incendiary fires have
destroyed enough foodstuffs to ration
an army of 300,000 men for a year.
It doesn't take long to get used to
coffee without sugar, but oatmeal,
we foresee is going to be a different
Because a man cannot do a thing
he should not conclude that it can't
be done. The chances are that a
woman can do it with a hair pin.
The crow of the rooster may sound
J louder and shriller these frosty nior
, nings, but it's the cackle of the hen
that calls attention to the golden
The President's address may lose
something of its force and finish in
the process of translation, but Aus
tria probably will be able to get its
meaning in its main essentials.
The St. Joseph Gazette favors the
plan to give the Sammies free postal
privileges. Otherwise, it says, ans-
w,nB a" inc e"s me ooys are
1 A. A. t 1 1 1
geiung wouia Keep our army oroKe
Prepare to give the children a
"Merry Christmas and Happy New
Year." They can't help how we feel
about the war. Bless their , little
lives they are looking forward to the
arrival of Old Santa, for happy time,
and let us not disappoint them.
The people must save in order to
lend to the government, Secretary
McAdoo says. Indeed most people
must save in order to have the
strength, even to hear the govern
ment when it calls for the next
We not only believe thaw the con
victs should be taken out of the state
penitentiary and put to work on the
roads, but that some of the contrac
tors who have been building the
roads ought to be in the peniten
If Russia knew what is the mat
ter with her she wouldn't have the
power to try to remedy it in her
present condition. She is in the
grasp of idle dreamers and until they
have had a chance to show the world
how incompetent they are there isn't
much hope of permanent reform
The British armies in France alone
each month require 95,000 tons of
oats; 4 million gallons of gasoline;
i zu.000 tons Of flour; 10 million
J pounds of Jam, and 75.000 tons of
J hay. Ponder on these figures and
you begin to realize that demands
J arc -written on io-league canvases
with brushes of comet's hair!
"I suppose not many fortunate
by-products can come out of a war.
but .If '.the. United. States can learn
something about saving out of this
war it will bo worth the cost of the
war; I mean the literal cost of It in
money and resources. - I suppose we
have several times over wasted what
I we are now about to spend. We
I have not known that there was anv
limit to our resources; we are now
finding out that there may be if we
are not careful." Woodrow Wilson.
OVERFEEDING A CRIME.
It is no kindness to offer food
to an already well-fed . man. And
while it is generally true that the
shortest way to a man's heart is
through his stomach, the well-intentioned
people who are trying to
make the boys in blue and in khaki
feel that they have the sympathy
and the appreciation of the whole
nation make two serious mistakes
when they imagine that by feasting
the soldiers and sailors they are tak
ing the best means of touching the
hearts of the nation's defenders. It
is fellowship, not food, the men in
the federaj uniform need. Our gov
ernment is lavish in its provision for
feeding the men it has called to its
service. If there is any fault to be
found with the commissary it is that
it Is conducted in wanton disregard
of the most elementary rules of
economy and conservation.
While the civilian population is
being exhorted hourly to measures
of self-restraint and self-abnegation
because of the shortage of food sup
plies of almost every character,
while they are being told that "food
is going to win the war" and that
every available ounce must be saved
for the soldiers and for the people
in the stricken war zones, tons of
food are literally being wasted ev
ery day of the week in many of the
encampments and barrracks unscien
tific methods of preparation and dis
tribution. It is a singular bat la
mentable fact that the army and
navy seem to be totally ignorant of
those- principles of conservation
which other agencies of the govern
ment are clamorously inissting up
on as vitally essential if we are to
acquit ourselves honorably as a na
tion, in the great undertaking, to
which we are committed.
For these and other reasons peo
ple are finding out that "feasts" for
the soldier boys are out of keeping
with the spirit of the times, besides
being unnecessary, and that the
wanton waste of good food, which is
the inevitable accompaniment of al
most every such entertainment, is a
wrong not to be too strongly de
precated. Philadelphia Ledger.
JUSTICE TO THE FARMERS.
It is time to put a stop to the
sending out of so many news dis
patches that are wholly false and
which only produce discord and dis
content. The dispatches lately com
ing from Chicago are to the effect
that farmers will make no effort to
increase production and will let all
their land which they cannot till
themselves lie idle. How did the
man who gave out that information
know that there was any such feel
ing among the farmers? Had he
taken a census of the farmers and j
inquired what they would do next
spring? A little thought would brand
the declarations as simply malicious.
The best way to find out what are
the intentions of farmers is to read
the agricultural papers. Millions of
copies of them are read by the farm
ers every week and they, more ac
curately than any other publications,
represent the farmers' views. Not
one of them has so far exDressed
any such opinions as were contain
ed in that dispatch. Neither has
any farmer in this part of the coun
try. The only complaint that any
of them has made is that the prices
of their products have in' some cases
been fixed by the government, while
the things they buy havo not. Presi
dent Wilson called attention" to that
in his message and recommended
measures of relief which will, with
out doubt, be soon applied. There
is no more loyal body of men in the
United States than the farmers. In
raising Ued Cross and other benevo
lent funds the cities have great pa
rades and the movement has large
space in the" papers. There are no
parades and brass band.s in the coun
try and the efforts of the farmers
and their wives have little space in
the news columns. The work prog
resscs more slowly among the scat
tered population on the farms, but
they are all, both men and women.
just as patriotic as the people of the
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
cities and will dq their share to win
the war. There has been . a tend-
ency of late to attack the farmers
cn every occasion and without occa-
sion. The thing should be stopped
LEARNING TO GIVE.
Many of our peoplo are already
complaining of the numerous
which they have been asked to make.
We have had the Bed Cross, the Y.
LI. C. A., and innumerable solicita
tions to relieve the distress in the
countries of Europe. We ,have had
the Liberty loan. At the same time,
our taxes are increasing. There will
be no let-up in this matter of giv
ing until the war is over. We must
learn how to give, and this great,
rich valley between the rivers can
afford to give liberally, far more
liberally than it ever has given to
Our gifts will not only help the
people who receive them, but, far
more, they will help us. Many
thousands of years ago there lived a
wise man named Solomon. He und
erstood life and human nature as
few have ever understood it. lie
lived a very full 'life; came in con
tact with all sorts of people; was
poor and became rich. He had a
wonderful faculty of observing and
a still more wonderful ability to put
the results of his observation into
plain words. On this matter of giv
ing he said: . .
"There is that scattereth, and in
creaseth yet more;
And there is that withholdeth more
than is meet, but it tendeth only
The liberal soul shall be made fat;
And he that watereth shall.be wat
ered also himself."
There speaks a wise man, and
what he says is confirmed by the
experience of the man who gives
wisely. We have talked with many
men who have practiced real tithing;
that is, have given at least one
tenth of their gross income each
year. Without exception, every one
of these men lias told us that from
the time he began this practice he
prospered financially more than he
had prospered before. Giving to
worthy objects enlarges the soul
and warmcth the heart, stimulates
the mind and sharpens the intellect,
increases the ability to earn and
makes a more efficient man.
We have been in touch with the
various war activities and with the
various purposes for which funds
have been solicited. In our judg
ment, the money given for the Army
Y. M. C. A. work goes farther and
counts for more both for our boys
in the navy and in the army and for
the folks back home than any oth-
er money we have given. And in
saying this we are not offering any
criticism of nor belittling in any way
the other activities for which funds
are being solicited.
There is no loafing with the dol
lar given for Army i. M. C. A.
work. It gets busy at once as soon
as the boys reach the camp. It
makes it possible to offer the right
hand of fellowship to the raw re
cruit who comes in. It provides a
building which is his club, his
home, his church, his place cf rec
reation, his school, his bank, his
postoffice a place in which he al
ways finds warm friends whose role
business it is to help him in every
way they can. It softens the rigors
cf army life. It helps him keep sweet
and sane and clean and wholesome.
Tl.p Armv'Y. M. C. A. don not
stop with the training camp life. It
follows the boys to the battle line,
up to the front line trenches. The
last thing they see as they go into
the trenches is the Army Y. M. C. A
hut. The first stopping place when
they come out is this same hut, in
charge of fearless young men, who
have their hot coffee or cocoa unVl
other thirigs ready for tho' tired,
mud-ccvercd men from the trenches.
Mr. Lewis A. Crosaett. head of tho
Crossett Shoo Company, who has
becu giving his entire tJnie to Army
Y. M. C. A. work, on his return from j
the front, spoke of the "Y" work
at the front as follows:
"I found a 'hut' near the entrance
of the front trench, where shells
! were coming down all around it. This
hut was in a little dug-out made of
logs and covered with sand-bags. At
one end was a little kitchen, where
there were two tanks of water boil
ing. Here fresh tea was made, and
ret out fresh for the men who came
, to the hut when relieved of their
trrific strain in the front line trench'
es. rsot inirequeuiiy, a cup in uui,
refreshing tea is given free of charge
to 300 or 400 men in these trenches,
and I am sure this is appreciated by
those brave follows. While talking
- . . - i i r l .
with some of the men, one of them
remarked: 'If it had not been for the
Y. M. C. A., there would have been
mutiny and revolution here. That is
where we get our comfort and cheer.'
The Association has been providing
amusement as well as warmth for the
fighting forces; it has provided ath
letics wherever possible, and in oth
er wpys has reneveu me soiuiers
from the strain whenever they have
had a chanc to obtain that whole
some life and play which takes a
man away from his troubles."
We hope the farmers of Iowa will
get into this Army Y. M. C. A. cam
paign next week. We hope they will
neighbors have an opportunity to
give. Those who nave loys should
find comfort in the thought that the
dollars they are raising and giving
may be the very dollars which will
help these boys of theirs in their
time of greatest need. Those whd
do not have boys should welcome the
opportunity to help to provide com
forts for their neighbors' boys who
are fighting for them." Wallace's
WHAT'S THE ANSWER?
In Mar times as in peace times.
many things that take place in the
United States are unaccountable, or
at least seem not understandable. It
may be asked, for instance, why,
while an American citizen is serving
his country, his neighbor, who is
not a citizen, is privileged to step in
to a better position than any he has
hitherto held, draw a good round
wage or salary, and then incite
strikes or suggest treason among
scores of his kind. The answer may
bo simple and satisfying, but what
GRAND ARMY ELECT OFFICERS.
Tom Tuesdays Daily.
At their meeting last Saturday
evening at their room at the court
house the John McConnie Post No.
4-1 elected their officers for the com
ing year. There are but a handful
of the men now as compared with
those who were members a few years
ago. With each recurring election
there are fewer to choose from, and
fewer to do the choosing.
The officers as elected for the com
ing year are Thomas Wiles, Com
mander, Asbury Jack, senior vice
commander, Pierson T. Walton, jun
ior vice commander; T. W. Glen,
quartermaster; W. 11. Freese chap
lain; George S. Wall, officer of the
day; Wm. Gilmour, officer of the
TRINER'S CALENDAR OF HEALTH
More beautiful than ever before is
the new Triner's Wall Calendar for
1918. A lofty figure of the Goddess;
of Health, with herbal ingerdicnts
of Triner's remedies in her lap, forms j
the centre, fiv interesting histor-,
ical pictures illustrate the evolution
of remedies, and two views demon- '
strate the modern equipment of
Triner's Chemical Laboratory. Send,
10c to cover mailing expenses. Jos.,
Trincr, Manufacturer of Triner's
American Elixir of Bitter Wine and
other remedies, 1333-1343 S. Ash
land ave., Chicago, I1L 12-5-3td-3tw
Old Soldier Gives Recommendation.
Custav Wangelln, Commander of
CJ. A. U. Tost. Pinckneyville, Illinois,
writes: "1 highly recommend Foley
Kidney Tills, which I prefer to all
ethers I have used." Foley Kidney
Pills give quick reJief from backache,
rheumatic pains, stiff, swollen joints,
languidness, kidney trouble and sleep
disturbing bladder ailments. Sold
When baby suffers with croop, ap-
ply and give Dr. Thomas' Eclectic
! Oil at once: Safe for jchildren. A
j "little, goes a long way. 30c and 60c
.at all drug stores.
f it y S
Tlie Kind You Have Ahrays iought, and wh; !i Las been
in use for over over 30 years, has borne the r.ruature cf
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good " are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger t-ie health cf
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment.
What Is CASTOR! A
Castona is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric,
Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains
neither Opium, Morphine nor other narcotb substance. Its
r.ge w its guarantee. For more than thirty years it has
teen in constant use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency,
Wind Colic and Diarrhoea ; allaying Fevcrishness arising
therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach nn'l Bowels, aids
the assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Childrea's Panacea The Mother's Friead.
GENUINE CASTOR I A' ALWAYS
t yr r j Jr-
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
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Extra Work for Women.
War conditions try the strength of
women. The overworked woman, in
homo, office or factory, will find in
Foley Kidney Fills a great relief
from kidney trouble, backache, head
ache, rheumatic pains, stiff Joints,
swollen muscles and that awful tired
feeling. They assist nature in restor
ing strength and vitality. Sold ev
erywhere. Well, its time for another trip to
Chase county, and Rosey fs going
again next Sunday evening. Are
you ready for the trip now? You
surely have been thinking of this
trip long enough to have made up
your mind to go. See Rosencrana
now for reservations for Sunday eve
ning. Ready Now at Old Prices.
Fresh -lots of Foley's Honey and
Tar Corupouud are selling at before
the-war prices. This puts this well
known cough medicine, ready foi
use, in homes at less than it costs to
buy and mix the ingredients your-
self, and all bother and muss is
avoided. There is no better remedy
for coughs, colds, croup or lagrippe.
Well, we arc already for Chase
county next Sunday evening. Have
you seen Rosancrans about the trip?
Just call him over the phone and
tell him that you want in on the
trip next Sunday evening. He will
look after your every comfort, and
make the trip an enjoyable one.
The ehawka Mills
are now Rolling and
"Letter Roll" Flour needs no boosting,
For on the top shelf it now is roosting.
i ne nest cooks wnerever 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 Doalers
Dro. Mach Cl Mach, The Dentists a
The l&rgit and bt equipped dsnUl offices la Omaha. Spoialit 1b I
charge of aUwork. Lady attend ant. ModtrMe Price. PoroelaU tWf I
Joit like tooth. Instrument carefully lunuzou alter using. I
Send for nxx sample of Sani-Pyor Pyorrhe Treatment-
3rd Floor Paxton Clock OMAHA
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1917.
bus been, ziade under his per-
supervision Binca its infancy.
Impure blood runs you down
makes you an easy victim Nfor dis
ease. For pure blooe and sound di
gestion Burdock Blood Bitters. At
all drug stores. Price $1.25.
Journal Want-Ads Payt
Car Load of Live Poultry
to be delivered at poultry car near
Burlington freight depot, Platts-
m0uth, Nebr., on Fridayv Dec. 21st
one day only for which we will pay
in cash :
All Young Roosters 17c
Old Roosters 12c
Ducks, Full Feathered 16c
Geese, Full Feathered 15c
,Cow Hides .16c
Horse Hides $6.00 Each
Will be on hand rain or shine to
take care of all poultry offered.
17; E. KGEflEY
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