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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, JANUARY A. I?i3.
Cbe plattsmoutb 'Journal
PITH LI SHED IRMI-WEEKLT AT PLATTSMOUTH. N KB HAS ft A.
Btr4 at Pot office at Plattamouth. Neb., aa coad-clas mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
UBSCTUPTIOX PRICK 91 & PIB TEAK UC ADTASCH
Never too late to do good fcr your
The ran-Germans will be grilled
on their own griddle.
It isn't fair to blame an honest
dollar for the taints that are thrust
The Lord loves a cheerful giver,
and so does the fellow who does the
The more pompous a man looks
the more we feel like ticking hiir.
"Safety first!" How do you like
the idea of enemy aliens electing the
men to enforce our laws?
If criticisms were munitions of
war Teddy Roosevelt could equip a
couple of army divisions for immed
What would happen to an American-born
alien who tried to butt in
to the lawmaking end of Germany
O cao-mlly you meet a man who .
says, "Just a word with you" and
Uku they never Ftop til! they have
talked your head off.
iVnnress. with considerable glee,
haj pa.-se 1 the buck to the Ptate leg
iilatures on two very important measures--
prohibition and equal suff
O ust ript ion m wealth before the
war ends, as Mr. lionar Law says,
iniuht amount to "killing a hen that
lays golden egps." So that Eng
land would in reality be returning
To the original fable end at a time
of '-jrcat need, find only goose eggs.
Whatever you may think about the
fuel administrator's more or less
drastic methods of administrating,
you must admit his extreme liberal
ity to industrial plants in New York.
fie says they are perfectly free to
use water power, or man power,
which ever one thev choose.
An army surgeon says to stop
wearing belts and go back to sus
penders, and thus drive appendicitis
out of the country. Has the medical
profession another disease handy to
replace appendicitis with, or should
this army surgeon be squelched be
fore he does some real harm to a
And now comes a Harrison county
Mo.l weather prophet and says, the
winter is to be ruled by the weather
from the 7th to the 10th of De
cember, and that the coming two
months are to be whizzers. And
strange to say, the paper mentioning
the matter contains no notice of
anyone shooting this self-styled
We also have a photograph in
colors .-f the employers in Eastern
industries paying their employees
for the time the plants are shut
down under Doctor Garfield's order.
We had this photograph made as
sc. 0:2 1! we read the administrator's
eppeu! to the employers to do this,
"as a patriotic duty." It is such a
handsome picture we wish all our
readers could tee it.
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Never too late to buy a Thrift
Porkless day is every day with
They are now manufacturing
wooden shoes in Massachusetts.
A few pleasant days now would
be very acceptable any old time
Suggested as a slogan: Crack the
Kaiser by telling the truth "about
your income tax.
If we Americans could only make
our pacifists as angry at the enemy
as they are at us!
It is not the law of supply, and
demand that governs prices, but the
need of the buyer and the greed of
If we'll keep on amending the
constitution of Nebraska we may yet
get a really up-to-date document.
However, we have our doubts.
Everyone who makes his home in
A,m.rica shou(1 ho cn Ameriean, or
pack up his "duds" and get out of
the country, and the quicker the bet
Some people have no business of I
their own, so it seems that they keep
sticking their noses in other peo
ples business in order to make a
Gosh, wouldn't the soldiers of
1SG1-C5 have thought themselves in
heaven if they had received what
some of our present day soldier boys
are kicking about?
Isn't it a trifle premature on the
part of Petrograd to send out a re
port telling of the ex-czar's escape
from Tobolsk wifhout first ascertain
ing whether the czar wants to es
Secretary MeAdoo says all rail
shipments must go by the shortest
route. In consulting the advertising
folders at hand we find there are no
existing routes except "shortest
Now that the suffrage amendment
has passed the House with the
President's sanction, where does this
leave the White House pickets? Are
their husbands the only ones left for
them to annoy?
One anxious correspondent writes:
"How long shall I wear my wed
ding dress?" There seems to be no
hard and fast rule. Some say 8 years
some say ten, but we say just as long
as it will hang together.
This question, was put to the
fourth grade pupils in the Toronto
schools last week: "Give the mean
ing of 'Strike while the iron is hot.' "
One pupil replied as follows: "It
means when a man owes you, tackle
him while he has the money." Could
you have done any better?
In the interest, of food conserva
tion, most restaurant pies are open
faced this winter. Thus, there be
ing no roof to interfere, the res
taurant mince pie stands some
chance of having things in it be
sides raisins, for the period of the
Germans agree on peace Hindeu-
burg to dictate policy in West llert
ling in East," says a headline. Hind
enburg and Hertling aren't goinj
to dictate anything concerning peace
Indeed, we shall be surprised if they
are even allowed to stand around the
corridors in the peace building, ask
ing the reporters on their way out
Cold enough yet.
-put up ice.
The War Cabinet bill is alright.
Lest we forget
Stanips? -Hoav about Thrift
Russia is going to have free
speech in whatever of Russia is left
to have it in.
The Industrial Workers of the
World are not enjoying their wreck
age as much as they anticipated.
Charley Sloan's friends appear to
have thrown a monkey wrench into
the machinery of that recent repub
lican conference at Fremont.
Only eight more weeks till spring,
says a forward-looking prognastica-
tor. So do yous shopping early and
avoid the rush at the seed stores.
The old adage is that heavy snows
indicate bumper crops nothing like
being optomistic, even if it is hard
work shoveling a path to the coal
We never have been able to make
up our mind whether it does any
good to call for "chief operator" af
ter we've had trouble getting our
From the way solid coal trains
have been passing through Platts
mouth on both railroads wedon't
think the people are going to suffer
much longer for fuel.
MISREPRESENTED THE SOLON.
A local paper says "Geo. V. Norris
is in hearty accord with the presi
dent in all his "vvar measures." Yes,
Norris entered into an unholy fili
buster to defeat the president's re
quest for an armed neutrality mea
sure; he fought the president's idea
of an espionage act; he voted "no"
on the president's request for funds
to carry on the war; he opposed the
president's request to draft an army;
when congress was considering the
president's request for a declaration
of war against the kaiser, Norris
said we were "about to place the
dollar mark on the flag." What the
local paper really intended to say,
we presume, was tha't "Xorris is
thoroughly in accord with the kaiser
in all his war aims." Lew Shelly in
POLITICS IN PRUSSIA.
While little credence can be given
to the specific details of internal
political troubles in the German em
pire, it is not difficult to believe that
there is political friction being gen
erated there that even the most ard
ent American lover ot political war
fare would hardly care to be mixed
Every time Germany's enemies in
dulge in a new peace suggestion Prus
sian junkerism seems to be put to its
wits ends to prevent a popular repu
diation of the further continuance
of the soul-wearing war. The lib
eral element of German citizenship,
which includes as its most potential
element the socialists so long pamp
ered by the autocracy, always finds
something in the statements of war
aims of the allies to incline toward
peace. But somehow the junkers,
who are going to the ditch for Ger
man world domination, always man
age to retain command, while the
poor soldiers in the field are entirely
under junker control and know little
of what is going on either at home or
in enemy lands.
Among the public men of Germany
there is a sharp division on what is
Germany's real purpose in the war.
Liberal leaders have no sympathy for
the desperate dream of world domi
nation that underlies the junker
plans, and do not hesitate to openly
say so. They are in hopes that an
excuse may be found for terminating
the war. How long it may take them
to get the upper hand and throttle
junker ambition one dares not at
tempt to guess, but the moment they
triumph with the program of reason
and humanity the war will end.
Their strongest ally is the distress
1 that undoubtedly prevails im the em-
"Male-in-Germauy" socialism nim
bly adjusts itself to circumstances.
Its representatives in Germany it
self are stoutly belligerent, but in
all the countries of the allies they
are determinedly pacifist. No wond
er shrewd observers now recognize
socialism as merely an arm, or it
might be more appropriate to say,
one of the legs, of an extremely
athletic German propaganda. Fre
nOBERIJ SIXTEEN TO ONE.
How many farmers do you suppose
there are who paid $1G into the non
partisan league, who paid $1 into the
Red Cross. David City Banner.
RANK OF AMERICAN OFFICERS.
You can tell the rank cf an Amer
ican army officer by knowing that:
A second lieutenant Las an epau
lette with no bar.
A first lieutenant has an epau
lette with one white bar.
A captain has an epaulette with
two white bars.
A major has an epaulette with a
gold maple leaf thereon.
A lieutenant colonel has an epau
lette with a silver maple leaf.
. A colonel has an epaulette with
a silver spread eagle thereon.
A brigadier general has an
epaulette with one silver star.
A major general has an epaulette
with two silver stars.
-A lieutenant general has an epau
lette with three silver stars.
GERMANY'S WAR MACHINE.
In moments of discouragement we
sometimes regard the German war
machine as a model of efficiency,
working without hitches of any sort.
Its wheels seem to revolve with the
utmost smoothness, with never a
wobble. But the Germans being hu
man, the chances are that they have
They had the advantage of consid
erable preliminary practice. They
4 had tested their machine out over
and over again. They tested it for
speed, for endurance, for control, and
they never for a moment quit tinker
ing with it to make it better in some
respect. So it is not surprising if it
gave an exhibition of efficiency when
the power was turned on.
t We were so struck with amazement
at its early efficient performance, the
rapid mobilization of troops (al
though we think the Germans cheat
ed a little and began it before they
said they did), the completeness cf
their equipment and the dash at
Paris, that we have been inclined to
take it for granted that it has been
working with the same efficiency ev
er since and without any overhaul
ing. But there is plenty of evidence
that this is not the case. The Germans
began having their troubles right
from the start. Some of them we
have learned about, and it would be
fair to conclude that there have been
others, the results of which have
not been so apparent.
We think we know, for one thing,
that the German efficiency sharps
greatly underestimated the duration
of the war and its requirements in
all manner of material. We saw
Moltke retired almost at the begin
ning. Falkenhayn, his successor at
staff headquarters, was removed to
make way for Hindenburg. We don't
know whether there was any inves
tigation following the failure of the
Verdun offensive or not, but if there
was some interesting things must
have come out. We know what came
out at the Dardanelles investigation
and were depressed enough. But
we don't know how the Germans felt
about the Verdun slaughter aud
We know, too, that Kluck failed,
if we don't know why. We know
that his failure kept the kaiser out
of Paris. We know tne machine fail
ed to gain the vitally important
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children
in Use For Over 30 Years
channel ports. We know that in the
internal administration and in for
eign affairs both parts of the war
machine something went wrong.
Two rapid shifts in the chancellor
ship had to be made. Foreign secre
tary followed foreign secretary. Von
Tirpitz had to retire from the ad
miralty and his successor had to re
port a mutiny in the fleet. We do
not know what was behind these and
other changes, but we suspect it was
trouble of some sort things not go
ing as they were expected to.
If we knew the details of Ger
many's troubles we should see that,
it is by no means a nation of super
men that we Jxave to deal with. But
incidentally it is a nation that has
no sentiment except toward royal
ty that will interfere with chang
ing an official as soon as ft becomes
apparent that he isn't up to his job.
It is the general information that
Germany doesn't keep men in office
after they have shown that they can't
make good. K.. C. Star.
There is this drawback about
guessing on the end of the war. Some
day a guess is bound to hit true, and
then all we'll hear is, "I told you."
A special court is talked of in Chi
cago to look after motor thieves and
Forty per cent o" these who have
returned their questionnaires, are
in Class 1, but the other classes also
include many first-class fighting
The school kids don't seem to
mind the cold weather so long as
there is plenty of snow and ice.
"In the course of a conversation
with Chamberlain Medicine Co.'s
representative today, we had occa
sion to discuss in a general way the
merits of their different preparations.
At his suggestion I take pleasure in
expressing my estimation of Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy. I have a
family of six children and have used
this remedy in my home for years.
I consider it the only cough remedy
on tbe market, as I have tried nearly
all kinds.' Karl C. Ross. Publisher
Hamilton County Republican-News.
On account of our recent bereave
ment and being left alone, I will sell
at my farm, 3 miles west of Murray,
MONDAY, JANUARY 2S, 1918.
the following described property to-
15 Head of Cattle! 15
Four Xo. 1 Dairy Cows, one fresh
One coming 2-year-old heifer.
Three yearling heifers.
Two yearling steers.
One Short-Horn Bull.
3 Head of Horses 3
One brown mare, weight 1200
One roan mare, weight 1050 lbs.
One bay horse, weight 1030 lbs.
14 Head of Hogs 14.
Nine Duroc bred sows and every
one a good one.
One Duroc Boar.
Four fat Farrows, ready to butch
er. Farm Implements. Etc.
One good Bain Wagon.
One Truck Wogan.
One Spring Wagon.
One Top Buggy, with pole.
One Top Buggy, with shaft.
One 14-inch Stirring Plow.
One Fanning Mill.
One new Cider Mill.
One Good Cream Separator.
One Bent Wood Churn.
One 30-gallon Iron Kettle.
One set of Hi -Inch harness.
One set of 14 -inch harness.
Two sets of Single harness.
One 25-MaxwelI car.'
20 tons of No. 1 Prairie Hay In
the mow and many other articles to
numerous to mention.
Sale Commencss at 10 o'clock A. M.
Lunch Will Be Served at noon by
W. A. Scott.
TERMS OF SALE: All sums of $10
and under cash on all sums over $10
a credit of from six to eight months
will be given, purchaser giving bank
able paper, bearing eight per cent
interest. All property "must be set
tled fcr before being removed from
MRS. L. RUSTERH0LTZ, Owner.
COL. W. R. YOUNG. Auctioneer.
W. G. BOEDECKER, Clerk.
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
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MRS. JOHN HENNINGS
From Mun-hiy's Daily.
Mrs. John Ilennings, who passed
away at the hospital at Omaha,
where she has been fdr some time,
going for an operation for hernia,
in the first place and which resulted
in pneumonia, was buried yesterday,
the funeral occurring from the Glen
dale church near Louisville yesterday
afternoon, the Rev. S. Keiser of
Louisville officiating. A largy num
ber of the host of friends of this
good lady were present to attest by
their attendance their loyalty to her.
and a testimony to the beautiful and
useful life which she had lived. Mrs.
Ilennings whose name was formerly
Jardine has been married to Mr.
Ilennings nearly a half century.
There remain besides the bereaved
husband to mourn, her death, eight
children, they being, Charles Ilen
nings. John Ilennings. Louis Ilen
nings. William Ilennings, George
Hennings. Mrs. J. J. MeisingerT Mrs.
Mike Tritseh and 'diss Myrtle Ilen
nings, who still lives at home.
The interment was made by the
loving hands of friends and rela
tives in Glendale cemetery, near
where she has lived foi; the last
Besides the family tbere are two
pi vi m i t u n 1
with IV cents and
in SO weeks
START WITH JUST A DIME AND INCREASE YOUR DEPOSIT
A DIME EACH WEEK. OR YOU CAN START WITH A NICKEL; OR
WITH 2 CENTS OR 1 CENT AMD INCREASE THE SAME AMOUNT
IN 50 WEEKS:
10-CENT CLUB PAYS $127.50
5-CENT CLUB PAYS 63.75
2-CENT CLUB PAYS 25.50
1-CENT CLUB PAYS 12.75
IF YOU WISH TO MAKE THE LARGEST PAYMENT FIRSTJAND
DECREASE YOUR DEPOSITS EACH WEEK YOU CAN DO SO.
IT COS'. NOTHING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO JOIN
THE CLUB AND IS A SURE WAY TO WEALTH.
COME IN AND JOIN TODAY.
WE ADD 3 PER CENT INTEREST.
THE NEW BANK.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES 50 CENTS PER YEAR.
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s iterance. Its.
Over 30 Yean
brother, Albert Jardine of Green
wood and David Jardine of west of
Plattsmouth and sister Mrs. Mary
Bor.ilak who lives in Oklahoma.
FOP. SALE OR TRADE.
My 10-room residence and two
lots in Plattsmouth. Will trade for
live stock or auto, as part pay, or
will fell at a bargain for cash if
taken roon. Address Julia A. Dwyer,
4 52." No. .'ICth Ave., or phone Colfax
F.vrrybod v's friend Dr. Thomas'
Eclectic Oil, . the groat household
remedy for toothache, earache, sore
throat, cuts, bruises, scalds. Sold at
all drug stores. 30c and fiOc.
Soon Over His Cold.
Everyone Fpeaks well of Chamber
Iain's Cough Remedy after having
used it. Mrs. George Lewis, Pitts
f.eld, N. V., has this to say regarding
it: "Last winter my little boy, five
years old, was sick with a cold for
two or three weeks. I doctored him
and used various cough medicines
but nothing did him much good un
til I began using Chamberlain's
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rapidly and in a few days was over
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