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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1917.
FLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
'Chz plattsmoutb journal
PUBLISHED SEXI-WBEKLT AT PLATTSMOtTH, NEBRASKA.
atsr4 at Postofflca at FUttamouth. Nab., as coad-claaa mall matter.
R. A. BATES,
RUBlCBIPTIOir PRICK I SUM
Remember the poor of the city.
"Whatever is, is in its cause just.
Everybody enjoyed the Christmas
An ideal New Year gift a Thrift
Eight more years to chew the rag
The Christmas trade was
good in the wind-up.
The kaiser's peace terms should be
labeled "Joke No. S."
While prices are being regulat
ed all along the line the wages of sin
remain as heretofore.
Let the war be carried on that no
other object may seem to be sought
but the acquisition of peace.
Another difficulty seems to be that
the various war boards and bureaus
imagine they are competing indus
Uowever, we have heard no par
ticular kick from La Follette on the
condition of affairs in the ordinance
What a privilege it must be to be
a school boy nowadays, and have
your school superintendent intern
ed as a disloyalist.
Some people seem to think that
Uncle Sam can do everything at
once, but then he can't and don't
propose to try an impossibility.
As we understand it all parties are
agreed on the desirability of peace.
All that remain is to force our
method down the throat of the ene
Suggestion to imitators who are
at a loss for the moment for some
thing to imitate. "Why not put a
new make of phonograph on the mar
The time may come when our
easy-going method of conducting war
without shooting spies will be
abandoned in self-defense. Fremont
The new order at Camp Funston
that coffee will be sweetened in the
kitchen instead of at the table here
after will make a lot of married men
homesick, some of them again.
All those speakers the War De
partment sent out last summer "to
awaken the West to the war" could
have done quite a little valuable ser
vice back where they came from, it
Mr. Burleson says his postoffice de
partment saved a "surplus"- of $9,
000,000 last year. And in the same
breath he tells us that the depart
nient lost money carrying second
class mail matter. The pilot of Mr
Burleson's logic seems to have butted
into its caboose.
Everybody can start figuring up
his income tax right now. In doing
this it will be well to remember that
money spent for living expenses, for
paying the principal of a debt for
new building3, new machinery and
other improvements cannot be de
ducted from your income.
Ere another issue of the Journa
Christmas will have passed. And
we take this oportunity to wish ev
c ry one of our loyal citizens a Very
Merry and Happy. Christmas. May
prosperity and good luck attend
them during the year 1918, and as
nia,ny more years as possible.
TKU TEAK UJ ADTANO
THE RED CROSS DOLLAR.
(By the Rev. John Hewitt, rector St.
Mark's. Coldwater, Mich., former
ly Lincoln, Neb.)
Send me, send me,
Do not hold me.
Take and fold
, In Red Cross kit
To do my bit "
As they see fit
Who shall spend me.
I'm a Red Cross Dollar.
I'm a free man's gift.
Bent on going
Where "Glory" leads;
Bent on doing '
What soldier needs
In war-bled land; .
Lending a hand,
Giving a lift.
I'm a Red Cross Dollar.
Let me hie me;
Don't deny me.
My country calls,
My brother falls. f
To pay a debt
I can't forget j
A debt of honor
I'm a Red Cross Dollar.
Shot down by shell
In foe-made hell
In friendly France, .
My brother bleeds
And waits and pleads.
My only chance
To heal my kin
And help France win
I put my bit
In Red Cross Kit.
I'm a Red Cross Dollar.
Don't say me nay,
Our nation's way
Is true devotion
To each emotion
Born of Liberty.
Gives its Godspeed
To each small deed
That's done in love
For Freedom's need.
Is blessed Above
I'm a Red Cross Dollar.
My mission's high
A soldier's care,
To do and dare . ;
Mid hot battle
And cannons' roar.
What both my purse
And Red Cross nurse
Can make much more.
I'm a Red Cross Dollar.
I'm glad first aid,
I'm all home made.
Well wove letter
For far off brother
From sister, mother.
Of bleeding valor
Mid war-made squalor.
I'm a Red Cross Dollar.
Germany has stated about , all the
possible peace terms except the right
one, and 'from the manner in which
the kaiser industriously dodges that
one, we should judge he knows what
it is as well as anybody.
When the mistletoe fails three
years In succession, the young lady
so Unfortunate will be an old maid
But don't blame the mistletoe.
Every home in Plattsmouth should
possess a Red Cross flag. And he
who fails to do so is right aud plenty
under suspicion. f
Santa will soon be here.
Last call for the resolution.
The Red Cross still booms.
Happy little hearts will rejoice.
Remember Christmas comes but
once a year.
The compiler of the Russian
"Who's Who" has our sympathy.
It is no longer a case of "a horse
on you." It's horse on the table.
Germany (to Russia) Come on,
now, unut nurry up: uuess vicn
leedle schell under dot fine peace iss,
"Intern eleven aliens," says a
headline. No longer can it be said
that aliens come here to starve for
lack of attention.
The 20-?ent dollar got by without
any or Its nianuiacturers oemg
hanged, so now they are talking of
making it twenty-five.
We wonder why the price fixers
call what they fix a "maximum"
price. Do tney nave any luea mat
a price won't reach the maximum?
Why was the recent quarrel be
tween Doctor Garfield and Governor
Cox of Ohio? Was the Governor
about to achieve a distribution of
A correspondent wants to know
why movie shows aren't eliminated
along with the saloons. Well, for
one reason, a man doesn't stand on
the corner on pay night enumerating
all the pictures to make sure that
he hasn't missed any.
FAULTY GERMAN LOGIC.
It seems utterly impossible for the
German scholars and philosophers to
understand America and democracy.
Lately they have-been . pouring out
their wrath upon Wilson. One of the
most eminent of them has this to say
'Wilson wants the war and the
prolongation of discord because he
wishes to exercise his domination
over the north and south of his con
tinent, because he wishes to inter
vene in Asia aird Europe, and be
cause -he already glimpses, as the
canonical right of his state, the di
vision of all the goods of this world,
while frustrating other peoples as
much a spossible. All the measures
which he is seen to take appear
logical, if looked at from this angle."
Why should Wilson want any of
those things? He is simply an Amer-
can citizen like the rest of us, and
lolds his office for a certain period
by vote of the people. If he were an
hereditary ruler, then he might en
tertain such ideas, but as he can
have no different interest from the
rest of us, it seems ridiculous to an
American to attribute such ambi
tions to him. If that were said of a
kaiser, or of a family ruling by
divine right and inheritance, there
might be some plausibility to it.
It appears that even the most
highly educated German can think
in no other terms than those of
autocracy. The common people of
Germany, having been schooled for
forty years in the doctrine which the
professors hold, will, without doubt,
believe every word of the above ac
cusations. The American purpose,
whatever it is, is not the purpose of
Wilson, but of the American people.
That thing seems Incomprehensible
to these German philosophers. They
have been accustomed all their lives
to know nothing but the purposes of
the kaiser, and so they come to the
conclusion that this war was in
augurated by President Wilson and
is being fought to satisfy his anibi
tions. All the actions of Wilson, as
is claimed, would be "logical" in an
hereditary ruler, but when applied to
the man who must soon go out of
power and become a' citizen on equal
ity with every other citizen, they are
BISMARCK'S THREE WARS.
Germans, as well as others, have
traced the present war to Bismarck,
whose policies led to the growth of a
German national philosophy that
made peace in the long run imposs
ible. Bismarck himself saw the
trend and predicted a great war
leading to world domination or
At any rate, there can be no doubt
of Bismarck's large responsibility for
three former wars. Attention has
been called again to the well known
life of Bismarck by his secretary,
Moritz Busch, who tells how Bis
marck, a short time before he died,
sat before the fire in the great room
of his house at Varzin, being then
in his eighty-third year, and threw
one fir cone after another upon the
open fire, saying at last after a long
period of meditation t
"But for me three great wars
would not have been fought, S 0,0 00
men would not have perished, fath
ers, brothers, sisters, widows, would
not have been plnnged into mourn
ing. I have settled all that with my
creator. But I have gained little or
no joy from all my work."
It may well be that the aged
statesman who deliberately brought
about three great wars with the
death of SO. 000 men and all the
misery that followed in their train.
thought that he had it all settled
with his creator. But the ordinary
man who loves peace and human
brotherhood may well question
whether Bismarck's creator may not
have had in reserve a few words more
on the subject.
In this world or any other, most
of us would prefer to take our chan
ces with the record of a Howard or a
Wilberforce rather than with that of
a Bismarck. Minneapolis Journal.
A LESSON IN ENGLISH.
If we were instructing the young
idea how to shoot in the way ,cf
writing good English, we would call
its attention to the story of an ad
venturer at sea in the current issue
of the Atlantic. The story is entit
led "Torpedoed," and its author is
Lieut. Albert Kinross. The unusual
thing about it is the way it begins:
"The first torpedo struck us at a few
minutes past 10 o'clock in the morn
ing." With that sort of a beginning who
could resist reading, the roat of the
article? You know you are in the
midst of things at once. Most writ
ers would have begun with a leisure
ly account of the departure of the
liner, and where the stateroom was
located, and how many persons were
on board, and hew they felt, and all
. But Lieutenant Kinross instinct
ively feels that his readers aren't in
terested in those things at all. What
they want to get at is the adventure
that began when the "torpedo hit. So
he starts them right off with that
fascinating sentence, "The first tor
pedo struck us at a few minutes past
10 o'clock in the morning."
It is a rare gift in a writer to tell
his story and stop when he gets
through. Most persons " find the
achievement utterly beyond them.
They simply can't resistmaking an
introduction and an ending. It used
to be a set habit with a certain in
structor in English to get his pupils
to write a theme and then instruct
them to cross out the first and last
paragraphs and see how the compo
sition was improved. v
There used to be a minister in
Kansas City with a delightful but
rather prolonged literary style. So
he yielded to a suggestion from some
of his friends that he stop at exact
ly 12:30, no matter where he might
be in his sermon. He always had kis
manuscript before him, and he never
got to the end. He would caress
the last few pages lovingly and then
stop abruptly at the appointed time
The curious thing was that nobody
would have known that he hadn't
come to the end of his discourse as it
was originally written. K. C. Star
The last day before.
Pass the horse, please.
Well, thank God, out of all there
"meatless" and "wheatless" and
"sweetless" and "smokeless" days
there will down finally a "Kaiserless"
After looking at Germany's Christ
mas peace terms Russia probably
will wish it had waited with the al
lies for the inevitable offer Christ
Don't forget the poor children on
Christmcs. They will perhaps get
no present at all, unless some charit
able citizens take it upon themselves
to remember them.
A good husband will not ask his
wife to relate all the day's misfor
tunes the minute he gets home. She
can make them a great deal worse if
given a little more time.
It would help the thrift campaign
much, as well as those who partici
pate therein, if the interest payments
on Liberty bonds were at once in
vested in compound interst savings
You can save coal by putting a
thermometer in each room, the Bos
ton Globe says. Just how docs that
come about.' it just makes one
more important article in the room
THE COUNCIL OF DEFENSE.
Firing from ambush at the state
council of defense has become un
popular and rightfully so. One who
has been in close touch with the
work of the council dreads to think
of what conditions might have been
n this state had not this determin-
'd organization for the promotion of
atriotism been diligently at work
since its creation.
To nobody has it done a greater or
more lasting service than to the
scores of foreigners who had been
slow about comprehending their ob-
igations as citizens with reference
o the war. Toward none of such
las it assumed an attitude of hos-
ility. Its appeal to them has al-
vays been friendly, because it has
een its purpose above all else to be
friend them. That is why practicallv
very man summoned before the coun
cil has" gone home a better citizen
and feeling better in his own mind
than when he was summoned.
Coming before this board with
trepidation, due to the nature of the
summons, most of them have come
n fearing reprimand or other re
buke. They have invariably been
disappointed in that, for they have
found everybody around them ready
and eager to help them rather than
hurt them. And a heart-to-heart
discussion of their attitude and in
clinations, their obligations and it
erances, has always resulted in the
establishment of a better under
standing all round. As a result some
of the most ardent, faithful and ef
fective workers for the government's
war activities are now men whom the
council of defense had had occasion
to call before it.
It is a pitiable fact that some pro
fessing Americans do not set foreign
ers a good example. It does not win
any support for our country's cause
to have an American newspaper print
on its editorial page an intimation
taht the sinking of an American sub
marine will elicit no tears in tliis
country because the men who give
their lives are manning a vessel of
that sort. Such an intimation is
much more deserving of stern rebuke
than any of the things for saying
which men are called into confer
ence by the council of defense.
This Was No Joke..
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Los Angeles, Cal., writes: "I have
had about 56 years of experience
with all sorts and kinds of cathartic
remedies some good and some a
joke. When I got wise to Foley Ca
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The Centaur Compact
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
KENYON RIDDLE GETS PLACE
AS MANAGER OF XENIA, 0.
From Monday's Daily.
Kenyon Riddle today received an
appointment from the city commis
sion of Xenia, O., as city manager
of that city, to take effect January
1, at a salary of $3,000. The town
has 9,000 population and this is its
first experiment with the new sys
tem. Mr. Riddle was city engineer
of Abilene for a time and since has
been engaged with his brother in
engineering and paving contracts.
The position is a fine one and he will
fill it with great credit. He will
move to Xenia the latter part of the
mouth. Abilene (Kansas) Daily Re
Mr. Riddle, wife and daughter are
now visiting at R. B. Windham's,
father of Mrs. Riddle, over Christ
mas when they will go direct to
Xenia, there new home.
LIES. P. F. RHIN HOME AGAIN
From Monthly's Daily.
Mr. Phillip Rhin went to Omaha
yesterday and today returned with
Mrs. Rhin and the nurse, Miss An
nas Steppat. Mrs. Rhin, who has
been at the hospital for a number of
weeks, returns feeling much better.
though not yet as strong and well as
she hopes soon to be. Her many
friends will be pleased to learn that
she is. home again and on the road to
Extra Work for Women.
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TURNS OVER WITH LOAD OF HAY
From Monday's Daily.
W. H. Seybert, who lives in the
west portion of the city, was hauling
a load of hay to his place last Sat
urday, and when he endeavored to
turn into the lane which leads to
his place, just this side of the ceme
tery, the load and wagon was over
turned, and Mr. Seybert received
some injuries in his knee and one
hand, which put him out of com
mission for some time. Mr. Sevbert
has been trying to get the place
where the wagon overturned fixed
for some time, and has not been
able. He feels as though the city
ehould have fixed the place after hav
ing had their attention called to it..
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His Back Hurt
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