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TllUHSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1018.
Cbc piattsmoutb journal
unatl-WKEKLT AT PLmSMOl'TH, NEBRASKA.
Batrdat Pcstoffic at PlatUmouth. Neb., aa ecoad-elasB mall raattar.
STAND BY THE PRESIDENT.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
flXVSCaUPTIOX PRICEl M PK TEAR LST ADTANCS
L5uy the baby a bond.
Have you laid by your seed corn
They all want them
Woodrow Wilson was elected by
the people of the United States as
president, and by the constitution of
the United States, during the time
of war, becomes the active commander-in-chief
of the army and navy of
the United States.
He is. the supremo power of our
country in the conflict of this war
and it is treason in tue army or in
the navy to criticise the president'
WILSON ACTS WHILE conduct of the war and would not
SOCIALISTS ARGUE! he tolerated for an instant in the
army or in the navy of the Limed
versal loyalty and universal service,
even without asking one question.
Kansas City Post.
NEBRASKA AND FLIGHT OF TTJ
Tell the truth.
When the Kaiser talks for peace
he spells it "piece".
Or.c hundred thousand citizens in
St. Louis are expected to pay income
People are for America or they
ar asaiurt the old flag. There is no
.Vk almost any modern girl about
Jt; ;i m" Arc, and she'll tell you it's a
d::i:ly fvx trot.
The Austro-Gcrmana liud that
Pjii'iy Italy is living up to i;s warm
Congressmen will now perhaps cx-
. free railroad passes cm po.-t-
uTlieo frank ins privilege.
The cold wave cut short the
f-j'' "'g-!:e woatiUT lor a low cays,
It'H we'll have to take
There is something amusing about
the present attitude of the socialists
who but recent ly were wont to write
books and make speeches about the
necessity of the government taking
over the railroads and other great
public utilities. Possibly they meant
bv "government" the socialist admin
istration soon to be elected.
It was the fashion to point out the
fact that, in their efforts to pay divi
dends on the excessively watered
stock, the railroad rajahs were charg
ing enormous rates and continuous
ly ciamoring for increases; that in
these fleecings the people of the
United Stales were, within stated
period.?, buying the railroads but
n vcr inciting on their delivery.
Jm-t paying fjr the railroads and
their equipments by excessive lolls
hut leaving them in the hands "of
These statements were provable to
Don't believe ail war reports.
Newspapers should tell the truth
as well as others.
Do you shut ooors after you in
this weather or aro you just an ordi
What has become of the sleigh
and bells. Thev don't seem to bo
"in it" this winter.
War pessimists are beginning to
worry about what they'll have to
worry about when peace comes.
States, but, unfortunately, it re
mains for the civilian and the poli
tician and for the idle and irre
sponsible and for the pro-German to
run riot throughout the country
with criticisms and complaints that j
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"uum uc u-.-,r.t-u u. a cuuri-iiirti- Adoration at Ieast, js founded on
tial and a firing squad if made either (ltinocratic princil,i0!,. The girls love
Let the people remember that their j (lo a lk,ltemu:t.
country is at war; that the future of i
the entire human race depends upon j
the success or failure of this war; !
that the freedom of. the world is in
volved; that the liberties of all man
kind are threatened and that the
only way this war will be won is
through the universal loyalty and
patriotism and support of the Amor- j
can. people. f
All criticism, all suspicions, all
doubts as to the conduct of this war
or as to the efficiency and intelli
gence of those in power who are
Supplementing the advice to avert
a coal famine "next" winter by buy
ing coal in the summer we insist
also that you may avoid drowning
i by staying away from the river.
"Ilindle high cx!o:ives with
care," advises an army olfierr. The
, only reason we can imagine for ad
vice of this kind io that perhaps high,
explosives are very expensive this
;reat il-gree. Then the socialists conducting the war might well be
.vii eastern ucc-'r lias written a i
7 TV 11? v
lO U(.'M . .Mine Ol us
j wjuld point cut the desirability of
';S(.ir.e day insisting on some basis or
other'of delivery of the roads to the
people, Much naoer, ink. labor and
oratory were devoted to advocacy of
i purchase n some basis and I)!v
"Wlicn the authorities tried to get
stamped with that most odious of all ; a love letter from her a New York
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purases inaua in uermany, lor n. . woman ate it. says an exciiange.
luyond any question. Is a part of the i And she isn't the first woman who
most subtle and dangerous
German lias swallowed a lot of fool stuff her
sweetheart has written her.
;;i this mat-
need any i-i.- true! :
tt r. "Give us :; rest
Xo one has addressed a letter to
"the prettiest girl or lady in Platts
mi'Uih." If :-. j!u pc:-t oli'ce would
i!o:-i;U wi'h v.'iiiii,'!i as soon as
i! is known.
It is time right now to look this
question squarely in the face and for
When a can reaches fi-r his hip
picket now. you neither expect a
?u:i. a flush liulit nor a plug of to
hacco. Yv'h.it's the use of the hip
P ekets. ny way ?
It is hoped much of that "powder
ed glass" found in candy received by
the soldiers is nothing more harm
ful than sugar, which creates sus
picion if found anywhere these days.
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There is a saying to the erect that
tliis war would be won by silver bui
lts. And it is up to the stay-at-homes
to furnish these bullets. Let
there be plenty of them.
If there remained any doubt as to
our being unprepared for war, there
is the testimony of Senator Stone
am! W. J. P.ryan. Pot a of then are
well satisfied 'with the .situation.
"To havj insurance when you
ii-e; it. ycu must get it ".hen you
u n't need it," says the insurance
agents. And the same rule applies
to an army, and most people have
found that out.
The war is teaching us a lot of
things. It is cutting out waste. It
is increasing eliiciency. II is draw
ing us closer together. 15uby Ponds
v ill teach us thrift. Puy your child
ren baby bonds.
Aj.parei'.ty tli.- Atiif-rieyji Iroops
have been taking over more trench
territory. .Most of the soldiers have
1-een writing from "Somewhere in
Prance," but the other day a soldier's
letter arrived, dated from "the gates
:o : .
Another l'h icago woman suggests
leggings for wt!i:en, since short.
s-kirts show ro disposition to ilisap-
jv:ir from the seenery. Well, that
so:ini!s like as g :.-d a way to bring
lei g skirts ha c ua any.
In case Mr. Baker decides to carry
out .Mr. Vilson's war aim?, he prob
ably can get some valuable technical
information about hi.; department
frrrn Senator I'hamberlain of Oregon,
wlio seems to have beeu around quite
Despite disagreements as to the
methods of acquiring all agreed that
some ttop should be fallen. The
boldest advocated confiscation. Oth
ers urged purchase on any reason
able b.isis of valuation. All wanted
"Let us not quibble about meth
ods. Let us buy at any price, watei;
and all if nerd ho, but let us acquire
and start operation. Xo matter what
the fr:-r steps may be let us take
them." Ti. is appeal was common
::nd always met with approval.
Now comes Woodrow Wilson at a
time most critical in the historv of
the nation, and as president of the
United States, by authority vested in
him by the people, through the con
gress, takes the "first step" and
takes it in the only practical man
ner.. The fact that the president com
mandeered the roads as an act of war
does not mean anything to these
erstwhile advocates, now critics, with
a pro-German accent, who pretend
to see in the process another con
spiracy of capitalism. They would
criticise any act of the government
at this hour even the complete
socialization of all industries. They
would scoff at the fourteenth chap
ter and third verse of Karl Marx,
Das Knpital. or denounce excerpts
from the Eighteenth Prumaire if
such utterances were ascribed to the
To sensible people no matter what
the details of the transaction the
fact of paramount importance to the
workers of America is that the
United States government has tak
en the first, step towards the social
ization of the moans of distribution.
Tli is lias been done by a president
who. no matter what criticism may
be directed at others at Washington,
has been eminently fair to labor.
Railway employees can rest assured
of fair treatment as long a: Wood
row Wilson has control of the ad
ministration. - Frank K. Wolfe of thn
American Alliance for Labor and De
It would also appear that if the
Hon. r.ill Stone had been trying to
select a time when his speech would
be overshadowed by events of some
importance ho couldn't have picked a
better week with horoscope.
.nother cold wave is predicted,
each citizen to answer to himself evidently on the theory that if old
The ice men will have plenty of
coolness" next summer, if they will
take the finest crop of ice that has
grown on the Missouri river in many
"Are you taking any part in the
dissemination, in the repetition or in
the retailing of this 'made in Ger
many' criticism of the government in
its conduct of the war?"
If you are, stop it at once for the
sake of your country, and for the
sake of 3-oursclf, because any ser
ious division of the people on this
question can have but one effect
either to prevent our winning the
war or delaying our winning the war
with a divided country. Make up
your minds to that now.
Also remember that the present
administration is the only adminis
tration we have; that it will remain
in power at least three years long
er, and that maybe just maybe
Mr. Wilson and his cabinet are at
least as patriotic, as honest and as
efficient, and as intelligent as you
areand maybe they have vital secret
information that they cannot give
to the people and which you do not
possess; and under these conditions
maybe they know a heap more about
what should be done and what should
not be done than you.
Nothing could be more unflrtu
naje at the present time than poli
tics intruding its selfish and suspic
ious head into the conuuet of this
war. This is not the time for any
political divisions in the country
it is a time for united patriotism; it
is a time for every man to sustain
his government, to back up President
Wilson and his administration with
every ounce of loyalty, with every
dollar of money and to encourage ev
ery soldier and sailor in loyal ser
vice to the country.
It is a time for every man to re
main sane and tranquil and determ
ined. It is a time for every man to
stand willing to sacrifice everything
he possesses even to his very life
itself to win this war. It is not a
time to play politics. It is not a
time to gossip and scandal. -It is
not a time for criminations and re
criminations; it is a time for uni-
- Although it was admitted into
the union in 1SC7, Nebraska is con
sidered in tills part of the country a
new Ktale. True, time does not stag
nate there; things move; the wind
blows; the coin grows and the farm
er steps on th' "gas" and whirls out
on the road to town. It seems but
the other day that William Jennings
Bryan with flashing eye wa;; the boy
orator of the Platte. Yet Nebraska's
claim to antiquity is. more valid than
some of the places where crumbling
rums in the ante-m linn: nays were
stand at by trippers from Omaha
under the kindly guidance of Mr.
Cook, or whore, across blowing sands
the Pryramids and the Sphinx rear
The Nebraska husbandmen of to
day uriving his tractor plow at sun
up across h;s endless prairies 101
lowed the prairie schooner as lb
prairie schooner follov ed the Indian
A "new" country truly.
Well, the American Museum of
Natural History has just exposed to
the public the skeleton of one of Ne
braska s earliest settlers, the nioro-
pus. his pioneer was a relative
if the horse, the tapir, ti e giraffe
tiie camel ana the rhinoceros, :av-
oring the latter in size and graceful
ness. His lineage is lurther compli
cated by the presence of prodigious
claws. He is, in fact, a sort of gi
ant ic platypus unclassi fiable.
So it is to be hoped that any care
less thinking per?o:i who i disposed
to dismiss Nebraska as "new" will
pause and consider the moropus. Tall
Troy leu 1 1 M. 15. (.. l;:t in an age
before, so dim that no man can know
its beginning, that strange, a mor
phous Nebraska! gave his final grunt.
bellow or whatever farewell a dvin
moropus niau: and saniC back uead
in his fo-sil bed while he-die- time
began to fount off more ages. New
with accents and
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I-IAISEH AND B0LSHEVIKI.
The fact of autocratic government
is on- ot the most amaruiig of the
Catarrh Cannot Be Cured
with LOCAL- APPLICATIONS, as tliey
cannot reach the seat of the disease.
Catarrh is a. lo-.'ul ilisoiuso, T!atly in
lluenced by constitutional conditions, and
in order to euro it you must take aa
internal remedy Hall's Catarrh Medi
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All llwiiMvit ;r r
Hall's Fumily TUla for ooosUo&tion.
iinir u inter diuu t ciouu tin anu
test the efficacy of the Fuel Admin
istration uuring tne recent warm
days, somebody else would.
We are quick to blame politicians
for drag.nins politics into the war.
hut we ttop there. We should force
them to devote all their time to poli
tics and quit monkeying- with the many amazing tilings in this world.
war. which is a scientific lob. bit and bridle that the autocrat
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About the only time we feel s-afc which he hitches them to his chariot.
iu believing Prussian statesmen is I are so very, very frail! lv taking
when they say they will not meet even a deep breath the people can
cur peace terms, which we did not snap them to pieces. And the
e.viien mem 10; out tney win oe i sr irengtn ot the people, by comuari-
son with that of the autocrat and all
his armed retinue, is as the- strength
of a hundred compared .to that of
the mob, the red rags of riot and re
The rising tide of bolshevism is
running swift across international
joundary lines and there is no power
at Potsdam that can sweep it back.
CAPTUEES A DESERTER.
From W-lnesd:iy's Daily.
Carl Carhart, a private at Ft.
(rook, who has been missinvr for the
past two weeks, and for whom the
officers have been searching, was
discovered ., Oliver. Newton, also
station at Ft. Crook and turned over
to Sheriff Quinton yesterday who
took him to Ft. Crook delivering him
to the oificers at the Fort.
Mr. Hayiiie was telling of a trip' to
the south, from which he has just
returned, in which he visited Galves
ton, Beaumont and Port Arthur, as
well as Houston. He tells of the
south being rather quiet, on account
of the non shipment of cotton, but
that the oil business at Port Arthur
is brisk, with the pipe lines running
from many points in many states to
that place. The ship building is al
so progressing at Beaumont, where
the government has a large force of
THE SOUTH A LITTLE QUIET.
glad to do so before another year
Until further developments, those
rumors of an uprising in Austria
will be laid alongside the reports of
a mutiny in the German navy wo
received the other daj providing
we can remember where we put the
What people are stranger than
American-,? Mr. Hoover has made
us go without meat and wheat and
sugar and other things we lik'ed
better than anything in the world,
and yet we have no quarrel with
Hoover. Hut how we snarl at Doc
tor Garfield for thrusting upon part
of us one holiday a week!
MR. BRYAN WRONG, OF COURSE.
Mr. Bryan does not appear to he in
receipt of any advance information
from the administration, in which re
spect he is in the same position that
the rest of us occupy. Otherwise it
is proper to assume he would not
have selected the time he did to an
nounce that the appointment of a
director of munitions was unneces
sary. The appointment followed so
quickly upon the announcement as
almost to invite the belief that the
one was the effect of the. other. But
probably this theory will have to be
rejected as implying an influence
with the administration which Mr.
Bryan plainly does not enjoy. Grant
ing that he did not know what the
administration was going to do, he
still ought to have taken no chances,
but should have reflected that prob
ably the Secretary of War didn't
know either. Mr. Bryan, however,
probably is not alone in his sur
prise and if he needs condolence very
likely he can get it from Secretary
Baker. K. C. Star.
So lonvr as the people are measur-
hiy content thev mav be t'amelv
submissive. And so lone: cs thev are
suomissive me autocrat reigns in
pomp and panoply. But when dis
content arrives and is aggravated till
it becomes Litter, then tame sub
mission ceases. Ana n ever it is
converted to a fury of resentment
and rebellion, then the power of
the autocrat to govern and control
the masses is no greater than that
of an insect to stop the great fly
wheel on which it rides.
We have seen, already, what hap
pened to the Russian autocracy.
We are watching now, with an in
terest that grows constantly keener,
to see what, is to happen to the Ger
man and Austrian autocracies. The
troops are beginning to murmur.
Labor, that mighty and invincible
force that like Atlas bears on its
back the burdens of a world, is grow
ing rctive. Its belly is empty. Its
ears ache with the lies and vain
promises that have been poured in
to them. Its heart and soul are
hungry; hungry for peace and the
vast blessing of a happy fireside;
hungry for an untroubled mind, for
the simple pleasures of life, for a
chance to sleep at night.
Well may the Hertlings and the
C.ernins, well may even the Kaiseru
and Emperors, the Tirpitzes and Hin-denb-.irgs,
be talking of peace. They
cannot talk it too earnestly or bring
it too rapidly to pass. With every
new day the -danger mounts the
danger that on the day peace dawns
(here will be left for them nothing to
enjoy; the danger that it will be
ushered in. not by g--iicrals on a vic
torious field, nol by diplomats about
the council table, but by the fury of
From Wednesday's Pally.
This morning ('. K. Haynie and
wife departed for Omaha, where they
are spending the day, looking after
some business and visiting with
relatives. YA hue at the Burlington
station this morning waiting a train.
Frank Mefford and son Emmit and
C. Hurlhurt were in the city tr.
day, the young men coming down to
take their physical examination and
were accompanied by Mr. Frank
Mefford, they departed this after
noon for their home in the west end
of the county.
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