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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1918.
To the Weather Man: Let up.
Cbe plattsmouth Journal
PUKIDHED gE3CI-TVEEKliT AT PLATTCMOCTH, NB8RAIKJL
Batarttl at Foatofflc at FlatUmouth. Nb.. a coal-cl&a mall natter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
CB8CKIPTIOH PRICK I !.
THE OLD FRIEND.
There is no friend like an old frend
Who has shared our morning days.
No greetings like his welcome,
Xo homage like his praise.
Fame is the scentless sunflower,
With gaudy crown of gold;
But friendship is the breathing rose
With sweets in every fold.
Eat more bran.
Every American is a patriot.
Tatriots are not pausing to ask
the question these days: "Am I my
What business have American
pugilists fighting each other when
there are so many Huns to mingle?
Scud tnem all to France.
Zero weather is coming back to
keep compan3 with the zero in the j
poor man's pocketbock and the zero i
in the poor widows coal bin.
There i-- - mr.r.y true-blue re-
publican candidates fur United Stater- j
senator, and if they continue in the
primary the pro-German candidate
will be re-nominated sure.
It is believed that the government
will soon take over the packing
houses in order to control the three
principal necessities in war time
meat, coal and transportation.
We hear repeatedly that the Bus
sians cannot do much fighting be
cause they are short of ammunition.
What do's that have to do with it?
They still have their vocabulary,
Slackers and pacifists might have
a heart and look forward to the time
when their descendants will be try
ing to bust into various orders of
the Sons and Daughters of the
A few disappointments in the
matter of peace terms now will be
good training for the kaiser, who
will encounter a lot more disap
pointments when his own people be
gin negotiations with him.
Germany's announcement that she
has a new horrible poison gas to use'
on Americans doesn't sound so ter
rifying to Americans as it probably
would if we had no more to eat than
the Germans have.
A well known traveling man who
makes regular trips to this city, says
he is ready to bet that there is not a
city in the United States double the
size of Plattsmouth that has one
half as many dances, and nobody
seems to tire of them.
It is estimated that there are in
Nebraska between 6,000 and 7,000
Germans and Austrians who have
been for years voting on the btrengt.h
of their first citizenship papers who
now claim to be alien enemies, in
order to escape the draft. If they
insist on being enemies, put them in
the detention camps, where they can
do no harm and pass a law that full
citiznship is required of a voter.
Why are war prcliteers cari'atur
always as big, fat :nen? War proi" .
eers are schemer.-, and Shakc-:;peare.
speaking through CaeL-ear, taw a
schemer in every slender man. Our
imagination pictures Uriah -Heep as
a bony sort of citizen. A corpulent
Shylock would have been only Fal
staff, who gained everything but
profit from war. The cartoonist's
answer to this tort of argument
probably would be that lie knows
some profiteers personally, and that
they are bis fat mon- In which case,
he would be asked to name some,
names, and then we might get. koiuc
where iu cutting down war profits.
P TUB UT ADTAKCB
Every patriot buys a Thrift Stamp.
People must have enough to eat, if
Building fences on government
pay, is not right. Still there are
many doing it.
Billy Sunday said, that if hell
were to run up side down "Made in
Germany" would be found on the
A heap of greatness is submerged
by an overflow of egotism in those
who have not sufficient brains to see
An exchange tells "how to use
honey in place of sugar." Yes, but
how in the Sam Hill are you going
to get the honey?
a little more bran and be
rainooe ior we are ioiu mat a ousnei
oi wheat must make three pounds
mere of flour than it has been making-
Plattsmouth is right up with any
other town of its size in Nebraska in
the sale of Thrift and War Saving
Stamps. So far the sales are awaj'
A rocking chair will move about
all ever the rcor.i until it finds a
squeaky board in the floor, and there
it will stay, immovable as the
neighbor who keeps a pig.
An eastern paper says Teddy
Roosevelt cuts down trees and works
them into stove-wood for exercise.
Maybee that keeps him from talk
ing more than he ought to.
England now reports that more
German submarines are now being
sunk each week then are being built
and equipped, which shows that the
U-boat danger is practically passed.
A little girl of a family was talk
ing family affairs with child like
frankness to some other little girls
the other day. "Mamma wouldn't
pay the telephone bill and papa
wouldn't either and so now the phone
is out of order."
Now that M. Caillaux is in prison
in France and Emma Goldman in
America, perhaps we'll hear less from
that class of enemies who go upon
the theory that democracies are eith
er too weak or too good natured to
Germany has agreed to pay 666,
000 pesetas to the family of a man
who went down with a Spanish ship
sunk by a U-boat. We don't know
offhand just how much 666,000
pesetas is, but if it is over $1.75
Germany can never expect to pay all
the just claims against her bloody
policy of sea warfare.
Bathtubs have been known in
American since 1842, and still thou
sands of families have none. Ford
cars have been household necessities
since 2 010, although they were un
heard of a few years before. There
should be more funny stories about
bathtubs and fewer about Fords un
til tie proper balance is reached,
for nobody will intelligently argue
any more t ririt the J- or a 15 a good
substitute for the bathtub.
Catarrh Cannot Be Cured
with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they
cannot reach the seat of the disease.
Catarrh is a local disease. preatly in
fluenced by consMtuUcnal conditions, and
in order to cure it you must take an
internal rtmody Hall's Catarrh Medi
cine is ta';en Internally and acta thru
the blood en the mucous surfaces of the
system. I 'all's Catarrh Medicine wai
prescribe! by one of the beet physicians
In this country for years. It is com.
po3ed of some of the best tonics known,
combined with some of the best blood
purifiers. The perfect combination of
the ingredients in Hall's Catarrh Medi
cine is what produces such wonderful
results in catarrhal condition;. Bead for
J. CHENEY & CO., Prop3., Toledo. O.
All Druxcrtsts, c . -
Huli'a Family Pills for nonutlo&Uon.
Fresh eggs are not got-at-abie here.
The hens are not busy this cold
r ;os-. . .. .
The fool and his auto should be
Some people whistle just to make
others think they are happy.
Hash is simply the same kind of
stuff that most dreams are made of.
Solitude is the place where most
men encounter their most deadly
The man who fears the hereafter
is pretty sure to get what he deserv
If it is the right kind of a home
the boy or girl will never run away
It isn't what your enemies say
about you that hurts. It's generally
what your friends say.
Winter still holds on like grim
death, and no doubt has the right
away for the balance of January.
With cotton thread selling at 6
a spool in Germany it is surprising
that the Kaiser can afford to go on
stringing his people.
The farmer who does not own an
automobile is in the same relation
to the farmer who 25 or SO years
ago didn't have a cottage organ in
No alien should be allowed the
same privileges as an American citi
zen, and the sooner the laws are
changed in this country in this re
spect, the better it will be for the
In these war times Senators, Con
gressmen and everyone employed by
the government even to po.tmatters
and assistant postmasters should be
more willing to help pay the war tax
than anybody else.
Some of the rest of us will know
that war is what Sherman said it
was when we get to figuring out our
income taxes and excess profit tax
returns. Still we would rather do
that than fill out those question
naires. Newman Grove Reporter.
Isn't it strange that every man ap
pointed to the imperial German
chancelorship soon "falls ill" and is
forced to resign solely "on that ac
count?" In the interest of super
health and kultur German science
ought to provide vaccination against
being appointed imperial German
THE ITALIAN DEFEAT. !
There has been much discussion
among the military critics concern
ing the Italian retreat. General
Maurice, the British director of mili
tary operations, makes a statement
that maj be summed up as follows.
General Cadcrna had conducted a
surprising campaign considering the
difficulties of the terrain and had
been victorious in every encounter.
He was informed of the proposed
Austrian advance and knew the num
ber of troops to be sent. The force
was not a very large one, and the ad
vance was more for political effect
than in the hope of a great military
advantage. General Cadorna had a
sufficient force to meet it. But a
portion of the army became demor
alized and fled, on account of the
"red"' propaganda. When the Aus
trians thus attained a victory they
did not cripect, the Germans threw
in large forces and came near reach
ing the Italian plains, and tney
would have reached them but for as
sistance from France and England.
It is stated that General Cadorna
had asked for assistance and that it
had been refused, therefore the al
lies were to blame. General Maurice
says that was true, but the assist
ance asked for was not to repel an
invasion, but to inaugurate a large j
strategic movement, the . purpose -of
which was to eliminate Austria from '
the contest. France and England
Have this effective remedy at' band
for croupy children. It's thankful
relief. Pleasant to take. Mildly laxative.
Mjff' gold by all druggists
for Coughs sCoHs
Constipation Causes Sickresj
Don't permit yourself to become
constipated, as your system immediate
ly begins to absorb poison from the
backed-up waste matter. Use Dr.
King's New Life Pills and keep well.
There is no better safeguard agair.st
illness.Trv it tonizht. Ail druggists
did not indorse the feasibility of that
project, holding that to remove troops
from the western line for i-ueh a
campaign would be verv danerou5.
as the Germans had the inner and
shorter lines of communication aiul
could transfer troons from one front
to the other in many days lcs time
than the allies.
It appears from all that has, been
published, that the Italian defeat was
caused by the peace and socialistic
campaign among the soldiers of the
line that gave away and destroyed
the morale of the troops. World-
IF THEY CAIT DO IT,
SO CAN WE AMERICANS
The president oft he Deutsche Bank
of Berlin said recently that the peo
ple in Germany are now saving three
billion dollars annually of what they
used to spend in beers and liqucrs.
There are about 70,000,000 people in
the German Empire.
Fresident Wilson has asked Amer
ican men. women and children to
save 2 billion dollars in one vear to
lend to our government at four per
cent to help win the war.
There are 100,000,000 of us.
Can wc do it?
Will we do it?
How? Simply by "cutting out"
the little extravagances to our daily
lives that add nothing to our strength
of character,- nor to our health or
happiness; by cutting down on our
candy and gum expenditures; by go
ing to the "movies" less frequently,
by smoking less; by drink water
instead of fancy colored concoctions,
and by practicing a hundred and one
little economies that will save a
penny here and there.
When the pennies have been sav
ed Uncle Sam has provided simple
machinery with which to take care
of them. Twenty-five cents buys a
Thrift Stamp. Sixteen Thrift Stamps
pasted on a card given you when you
buy the stamp, with 12 cents addi
tional will buy a War Savings Cer
tificate, given with your first AV;r
Savings Stamp, becomes
a government bond
for which the
government will pay you SI 00 i:i
A War Savings Stamp h; ju; t as
safe as your country. And the more
Stamps sold right now, the rafor
your country will be.
TWO CHANCES IN WAR.
A young man, who registered in
the recent draft, was asked what he
thought about it. He replied: "I
should worry. You see I always
have two chances. I will either be
drawn or not be drawn. If I am
not drawn I need no worry, and if
I am drawn, I still have two chances.
I will take the examinations and will
either be rejected or accepted. If I
am rejected, well I should worry and
if I am accepted, I still have two
chances. I will either be called or
held in reserve. If I am in reserve I
need not worry, but if I am called
well, I still have two chances. I will
either bo put in the firing line or
just behind it. If behind it I need
not worry, but if on the firing line I
still have two chances, I will either
bo hit or missed. If I am missed I
should' worry, but if I am hit, I .still
have two chances, I will either be
killed or crippled. If I am killed I
can't worry and I still have two
chances and if I am crippled, the
government will see that I .am well
cared for the rest of my life."
We have been repeatedly admen
isnea 10 iaue wun a iiucrni allow
ance of r.alt reports of food shortage
and other untoward conditions in
Germany, lest they be but. part of
German propaganda designed to lure
Germany's enemies into blackening
their war preparations. With due
allowance to these warnings, there
is reason for crediting the stores that
come, mostly from adjacent nev.t .ii
countries, of chronic hunger and
growing unrest and rebiiiiousnes.;
among tiie German people. Tliere i;
no man and no people thut can light
well, and keep :i fighting well, on
an empty stcmath. Famine ia a
great discourager to bellicosity.
And tkuiv i:: the be Ut reason for
suspecting ti".;-t there is l.i'k of an
au.nle and wfl! -balanced ration in
j Germany b c.iu-e of th? frank and
somewhat alun-.:in; reports that
i come from England ;vd Franco, a
to a similar condition in those coun
tries, and one that 1.4 steadily worse.
However badly o!V they may be. we
may )e sure that Germany, and Austria-Hungary
a:3 well are. worse ofi.
since they have net the same extern
al sources of supplies to draw on.
We are safe in concluding that
hunger and the fe:ir of hunger is
playing an increasingly large part
in the war, and that it is playing a
larger part iu the en em 3- countries
than in the entente nations. And it
is a part that leads toward peace
rather than away from it. 'There
are other factors, too, that go far to
explain why the ft atomeii and news
papers of all lands pre indulging.
spite of all angry protects, more in
a discussion of peace terms than o?
war strategy. There is the appalling
mountain 01 cett tnat, with every
ri.iir.g cf the eu:i, is larger rnd more
dispiriting than it was the day be
fore. There is the lack of clothing,
of shoes, of fuel, of practically every
thing that is needed to maintain hu
manity in a civilized state, and thi;
lack, too. is growing mere s.riouf
daily. There i:; the condition of
military deadlock which, in its larg
er aspects, has continued for more
than a year, and the fear that for
either side to break it will re-mho a
larger expenditure of force than it
can hope to command for anot-ae;
year or two, possibly even longer.
And anxious student of the situa
tion are beginning to ask themselves
whether any country, with the ex
ception of the United States, could
stand the tremendous strain for
another three years without break
ing. There are other considerations, ii
must be recognized, that tend to
counterbalance these. In Germany
there 13 the hope of effecting a sep
arate peace with Russia; a peace
that would bring Itimbian foodstuff.-:
to millions of hungry Germans and
release eventually million--! of troops
i-cw in .vii 'iu;;-; int." i r (Hi
In Franc?, that illant
nation which with eir.plying v ins i:
r.gliting with its hscli to the wall,
there i. the hope that the United
States will enter the war in sufficient
force, wliile ther L; yet time, to com
j.euvate for the Knsiisn loss and help
drive the German hordes out cf
1 orthern France and Belgium. Great
Britain hopes that vast fleets of new
ships will emerge, within Hie year,
from American yards, to replace those
sunk by the U-boats and replenish
the depleted supplies of foodstuffs
and other necessities in England,
France and Italy alike. I fere in the
United States the hope that mca:s
most to us is that Russia may con
tinue to stand firm for a just and
honest peace and that no separate
peace will' be concluded. For that
would mean not only the most ser
ious trouble in Germany but the in
spiriting of our associates in the
war. And it would afford us a -little
more desperately needed time to get
our own troops, fully armed and sup
plied, to the front where the fighting
What will happen to all these
hopes no one can surely forsee. But
on how they cxtcntuatc will depend
the tide of the war and the postponc
mnt of peace or the bringing it near
er. One thing seems reasonably
liure. The war has reached such a
stage of terrific tension that the es-
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isting deadlock cannot very long
endure and the war continue. The
most important thing in the world
to us, overriding all other considera
tions, is that there may be a "break"
and that it will be our way. To in
sure that it will be we must do ab
solutely and literally everything that
it, in our power. Far from slacken
ing war preparations, this is imper
atively the time for increasing them,
in volume and in speed and in inten
sity and in practical effectiveness,
all that we possibly can. World
Cue cf Interest to Our Readers.
Good news bears repeating, and
when it is confirmed after a long
lai-se of time .even if we hesitated to
believe it at first hearing, we feel se
cure iu accepting its truth now. The
following experience of a Platts
mouth man is confirmed after ten
K. M. Buttery, stationary engin
eer, Tenth & Walnut Sts.. Platts
mouth. says: y Pains caught me in
my hips so that I could hardly raise
a shovel of coal. At times, there
was lameness across my loins. I had
reason to believe that the trouble was
caused by disordered kidneys and 1
got Doan's Kidney Pills from the
Crescent Pharmacy. I got quick relief."-
(Statement given June 11,
On February L'J, 1916, Mr. But
tery said: "It has been two years
since I have had any trouble with
my kidneys and I have enjoyed good
health in every way. I recommend
Doan's r,t every opportunity."
Price COe, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pill.? the same that
Mr. Buttery has twice puhlely recom
mended. Foster-Milburn Co., Props.,
Buffalo, N. Y.
HORSES AND MULES TAKEN UP.
At my home. 6 miles west of
Murray, 3 yearling mules, 1 yearling
colt, 2 steel gray horses. Owner
may have same by calling at ray
place, paying for all damages and the
cost of this advertisement.
l-9-2wkswkly PHILIP SCHAFFEK.
You Can Get a Government-Irrigated Farm in
The Big Horn Basin, If You Act Promptly
Uncle Sam built ihis irrigating system; he gives you llie lands
end charges yon only the actual cost of an ample and permanent
water right. The mode of payment is nearly a gift twenty years'
time, no interest; with three years' cultivation, these farms will he
worth at lcat a hundred dollars an acre; excellcnl surroundings;
on the Burlington's main line, near Dt-aver, Wvo.
THE BIG IIOR.V HASIX: Because of the rich oil discoveries.
ihc great irrigated areas, the heavy alfalfa and grain production, beet
sugar factories, oil refineries, growing population, the Big- Horn
Basin teems with prosperity and a rapidly increasing- development.
XniiKASK,! AX1) 'COLORADO LAXDS: For dairviiv.
wheat raising-, for livestock and general farming these lands can be:
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Gets Good Results Quickly.
These few lines from J. E. Haynes,
McAlester, Okla., deserve careful
reading by every one who values
good health: "I find no medicine
which acts eo mildly and quickly
with good results as Foley Cathartic
Tablets. They empty the stomach
and bowels, giving all of the diges
tive organs a healthy action." Sold
2 Ford cars, 1 large car suitable
for truck; 1 Harley-Davidson irotor
cycle; 1 Excelsior motorcycle; I
Chopie Gas Engine. Inquire of J. E.
Mason, at Plattsmouth Garage.
Croup at Micbiislit Well in-Morning.
"A few nights ago one of my pat
rons had a small child taken with
croup about midnight," writes M. T.
Davis', Eearsville, V Va. "They
came to my store and got a bottle
of Foley's Honey and Tar. Before
morning the child had entirely recov
ered." Use only Foley's, for coughs,
colds, croup, and grip. Sold every
where. FOR SALE OR TRADE.
My 10-room residence and two
lots in Plattsmouth. Will trade for
live lstock or auto, as part pay, or
will sell at a bargain for cash if
taken soon. Address Julia A. Dwyer,
432." No. 3Gth Ave., or phone Colfax
Tuesday, Jan. 15th, on automobile
road, between South Omaha and
Rock Bluffs, a roll of carpet. Fend
er please call Phone No. 1011 7Iur
ray Farm Line and receive reward.
Journal Want-Ads Pay!
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children
!n Use For Over 30 Years
bought on good terms. They are cheap ami
should double invalue, in the face of the
world's demand for food stuffs.
Secure my services; they are free to voti.
S. B. HOWARD. Immigration Agent, C. B. & Q.R. R.
1004 Earaam Street, Omaha, Nebraska.
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