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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1913.
0e plattsmoutb journal
PUBUBHED EXI-WEKKLT AT PLATTSMOUTH, RKBKASKA.
Batrd at Poitoflce at Flattsmouth. Neb., aa cod-clas mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
ICBSCKIPTIOX PRICK 91X9
A little springy again.
Pleasant weather now.
But don't count much upon it to
Numerous farmers report the
wheat in good condition.
Don't eat anything but save it all.
This is just as sensible advice as some
papers are printing.
"Eat bananas; win the war" is a
new slogan. Someone may yet start
this for a slogan: "Cse common sense
and win the war."
u..,,,.,,,,,,,! l,-, tiimis:imls of
A V I A lillililiv'.i - - -
true friends in Nebraska who arc
boosting him for 1'nited States sen
ator. Well. Boss is able to fill the
bill in every way.
A German spy, arrested while try
ing to set tire to a navy magazine at
Norfolk. Va.. is being held for trial.
Every hour he is thus ludd, is just
sixty minutes too long.
It is a dangerous thing to say
Ioitivciy that the submarine men
ace is under control, as any woman
who has conducted a campaign
against bedbugs can testify.
Brar.il is anxiously watching to see
v hi ther the 1'nited Slates classif.es
coffee as a mces-ity or a iu,n-esson-
tial. And Brazil isn't any more
anxious about it than a great many
Americans are, either.
Prof. K. A. Boss of the University
f Wisconsin reports after his visit to
Russia that tlie country is far from
down ar.d out and could keep on
lighting if it should get interested in
the war. It might be supposed that
German invasion would give it a
A pair of socks lasts a week in
the trenches, which is just five days
longer than a pair will last over the
hills and down the dales of I'latts
mouth. But then, of course, the
soldier tales hotter carp of his toenail-;
than the average town man
It has been a long time since work
on the new school building was com
menced, but there has been some
cause for this delay the scarcity of
help and bad weather. One thing
certain it will be ready for occu
pancy by school time, next Septem
Mutt and Jeff has come and gone,
and they made enough fun for the
big crowd present Saturday night to
last for the next six months anyhow.
It was a great benefit to ye scribe in
that direction, and we gained sev
eral pounds in weight also. "Laugh
and crow fat."
HUNDRED PER CENTERS ONLY.
This is no time for political slates.
The people of Nebraska don't care a
tinker's dam whether a man is Hitch
cock or anti-IIitchcock, Bryan or an
ti-Bryan, bull moose or old line re
publican, democrat or republican or
independent. What they want to
knew i, "Is he 100 per cent Amer
ican and is ho big enough for the
position to which ho rspires?" Ord
W offer One Hundred Dollars Reward
for any case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Medicine.
Hall's Catarrh Medicine has been taken
tiv catarrh i--unrers for the past thirty-
five yeara. and Raa become known as the
moet reliable remedy lor catarrn. liau a
Catarrh Medicine acts thru the Blood on
the Mucous surfaces. expelling the Pol
ron from the Blood rnd healing the dis-
k m 1 nort ions.
tfir vcu Iiav taken Hall's Catarrh
Meoirine for a short time you will see a
rreat Improvement in your jreneral
ru alth. Start taV.in? Hall's Catarrh Mcdi
vi" tit once and sit rir! of catarrh. Senu
K J CHEST.T - CO-JTolcdo. OhlC.
Sold ty ell Ln-usrvisls. .ic.
PKK TEAR ADTANCK
.Maybe we will
have an early
Butter in Berlin is reported strong;
at $2.25 per pound.
The wolf is not yet at the door
of the American home, but this prof
iteering hog is.
No man likes to admit that he is
too old for anything except well,
will not say it.
Here's a motto to hang in your
hen house: "An egg a day will keep
the hatchet aWTly."
Veterans of former wars kept no
cuaries, cnner, mu lew iorgoc any-
thing when they got back home.
One good thing about Camp Cody
says Will Maupin the boys will get
plenty of sand in their "craws."
The memory of the "Father of our
County," was properly celebrated in
Flattsmouth on his brithday, Feb
"Xo Change in Laundry Strike"
says a headline, reminding us very
unpleasantly that neither is there a
single change remaining in our col
The day when the airplane shall
succeed the motor car as a means of
locomotion probably will find many
communities stijl talking about
building hard surfaced roads.
riattsmouth girls should note this:
black-eyed man is always jealous
of his wife, a grey-eyed one the most
faithful, a brown-eved one the best
provider and a blue-eyed one always
An Eastern judge has ruled that it
is no violation of the law for a par
ent to kidnap his own child. There
also is no law against parents sup
porting their own children, however
widely some opinions differ on
The Bolshevist leaders, having
spilled the beans all over the side
walk and then kicked them about in
a frenzy, are calling on the people to
get down and pick them up. What
would be their dismay should some
Bonaparte appear on the scene with
a vacuum cleaner?
When a stranger approaches you
to invest in any stock proposition it
is the time for you to know who you
are dealing with. Several of the
farmers of Cass county have been
"taken in" on such propositions. And
the Journal warns farmers again to
beware of strangers.
. The fact that Mr. Ford waited
through three years of war to raise
thp price of his cars, and then rais
ed it only $90, causes one to wonder
how many dealers in other articles
were really kidding the public when
they begun three years ago to double
their prices "on account of the war."
STANDING BY THE PRESIDENT.
Whenever President Wilson calls
to mind the protestations of certain
senators that they are actuated only
by the highest considerations of
patriotism and friendship, he is jus
tified in quoting the familiar old
strain: "It was all right to dissemble
your love, but why did you kick me
Pugilists in the prize ring always
shake hands before they begin the
delightful task of trying to pound
each other to a pulp, but even
pugilists refrain from taking a poke
at one another while shaking hands.
We commend the pubilistic code of
ethics to a few of the senators' in
Washington. York Democrat.
WHERE DO THEY GET THE DOPE?
Referring to hc anounccmeut
that the army is to be subjected by
the war department to a complete
reorganization, "owing to the dis
satisfaction that has sprung up over
the country, caused by the investiga
tion of the war department," a rural
Nebraska paper says:
"This plan ought to result in
putting big men in leadership, who
will make no mistakes."
Is that so? There is no such ani
mal as a big man "who will make no
mistakes." The creator never block
ed out the frame-work of such a crit
ter. Yet that is the ostensible urge of
all who have been kicking on the ad
ministration. They seemed to pro
ceed upon the theory that there are
men who are immune from mistakes
in the conduct of wars. If we can
assume that these noisy critics are
men of sense and reason, we may not
be beguiled into a belief that they
believe it. They know that to err is
human. They know that 'no war
has ever been conducted without
mistakes, and that none ever will
Senator Borah was right when he
publicly said that it would have tak
en divine powers to have made few
er mistakes than have been made by
our government in tins war. Lin
HARD ON THE INNOCENTS.
Anybody who is brazen enough.
foolish enough and lawless enough
to attempt to violate the Reed
amendment as well as the Nebraska
statute regarding the importation of
firewater is entitled to his just de
serts. There can be no argument on
What is more, anybody who will
attempt to say that Governor Neville
is not doing all in his power to es
tablish a complete and blistering
drouth in his state, is slightly more
peculiar than the party who essays
to foil him.
The guilty are suffering daily,
which is entirely proper as long as
the present liquor laws exist. The
city and federal courts are daily re
galed with he hearings of "bocze"
cases, which indicates a most right
eous spirit among our public repre
sentatives. But in this connection,
as is usual, the innocent are often
humiliated along with the guilty,
which is possibly inevitable.
The "Old Dog Tray" story applies
splendidly to this case, although a
rabid prohibitionist coming up from
Kansas City cannot very well pick
and choose his train-companions.
Fntil Director General McAdoo sees
fit to operate strictly "clearwater"
passenger trains between the" wick
ed western Missouri metropolis and
Omaha, the "dry" traveler is likely
to sleep in the next berth to that of
a besotted sinner who has a half-pint
flask of distilled damnation wrapped
up in a pair of pajamas.
And upon reaching the Omaha
depot, when Governor Neville's li
quor sleuths, aided and abetted by
city and county morals squads, greet
every alighting passenger to heft,
shake and even open his or her hant
luggage, the innocent are required to
stand for it along with the benighted
felon who is trapped.
It is not pleasant to have a total
stranger snatch your grip from your
hand; worry it as a terrier does a
rat, open it and ploy through its con
tents but prohibition is prohibition.
and the one black sheep thus brand
ed, is sufficient excuse for the ninety-and-nine
who were proven white.
Travel is disagreeable these days
especially from the south. World-
PEACE AND WAR
A letter has been received from a
man who says he is "American born
and has lived in Nebraska for twen
ty years in peace and quiet," In
which he says that he is "opposed to
overthrowing the principles of this
government and establishing a dic
tatorship just because we are at
war." If he will do some thinking
on the principles of government for
a few minutes he will see that there
thas Deen no overthrowing of princi
i pies uuu iut) toverumeui i vuuuuci
ed upon the same principles in peace
and in war. IC a band of robbers
should invade his neighborhood, the
sheriff, a civil officer, just as the
president is, would have pQwer to
call out a posse and instantly apply
conscription to supply the force. If
any one were caught in conveying
informations to the robbers that
would in any way give them aid or
comfort, he would be put in jeopardy
of life and liberty. If any man re
fused to serve on the posse he could
be arrested and tried for his disobed
ience, and if his refusal endangered
the posse, he would be Instantly shot
without form or ceremony. In any
great catasthrope, like the burning
of a city, there comes into existence
automatically a dictatorship which
is lodged in the fire department. The
chief of that department becomes a
dictator. He can blow up buildings
and drive the population from a sec
tion of the city. The police exercise
the same authority. If they saw an
incendiary setting fire to buildings
they would shoot htm on the spot,
without any form or trial.
The same thing would occur if a
plague invaded a city. The board of
health would take charge, deprive
men of their liberty, invade their
homes, confine them In pest houses
and do anything else that the pub
lic welfare required. There is no
difference in the principles of gov
ernment in times of peace or war,
and without these powers being
vested in government, no govern
ment could exist. The powers are
vested by constitutional grants and
legislative cts, representing the will
of the people, and exercised within
those bounds as circumstances re
TESTING AMERICA'S MORALE.
The Germans are a well disciplin
ed people. Since childhood they have
had discipline and their obligation
to the state drilled into them. This
discipline will sustain their morale
in the face of the interchange of
peace talk. The German govern
ment can make its overtures with
out weakening the army's effective
ness. The American people must substi
tute a voluntary devotion to their
country and their cause, for the
unquestioning discipline of the ene
my. The one thing for this coun
try to determine is that it will not
permit any vain hopes of an incon
clusive peace held out by Germany
to turn it aside from its duty to con
vince the German people by a mili
tary decision that the policy of ag
gression and international immor
ality does not pay. K. C. Star.
NATURALIZED HUNS IMMUNE.
We have no disposition to mini-
raize the importance of the action of
the government in ordering the reg
istration of all alien enemies. This
should have been done at the time
we entered the war. But we greatly
fear that even this move will not put
a stop to the machinations of the
enemy in this country, from the fact
that his readiest tools are not aliens,
but citizens of this country. The
alien is an easy person to watch, but
the traitorious citizen sometimes
baffles the best efforts of the police.
And humiliating as it is to admit it.
we have a number of these. Some
of them would doubtless balk at ac
tual sedition, yet every day of their
lives they are aiding the cause of the
Hun. They kick and knock and find
fault of every act of our govern
ment, and if they were men of
weight their pessimistic influence
would be disastrous. Happily for the
country, however, the great major
ity of our people are loyal, and ihey
soon place these gently where they
belong outside the pale. Geneva
IGNORING RED TAPE.
Red tape has its use, though of
late the country has been hearing
more about abus6s that attend its
employment. The grand jury in ses
sion in Lincoln has brought charges
against two members of the Lancas
ter county board for neglect of duty,
permitting the paymnet of over
charges and of duplicate claims and
other failures in discharge of duty.
It is asserted that one of the men
declared in the presence of county
officers that the keeping of certain
records as required by law was
"foolishness," and it is possible that
he finds himself facing indictments
more because of a disregard of cer
tain requirements of law and custom
than from actual dishonesty. The
official who wants to walk in the
narrow way will find as a rule that
strict observance of legal forms will
be the safest, it not the speediest
mode of progress. Laws and book
keeping are intended as much for the
protection of the innocent as for
guards against the crooked. York
The grafters must get out.
General Pershing came from Mis
souri. General Pershing also issued
the order against swearing at army
mules. It is very hard for many
people to reconcile these two facts
concerning one man.
BEEN HITCHED 15 YEARS
l-Yom Tuesday's Daily.
Yesterday rolled past as all dates
do, notwithstanding the matter of
their importance. Well, yesterday
marked the passing of the fifteenth
milestone of the married life of Wal
ter and his wife. George W. Olson
just fifteen years ago yesterday was
united in marriage and when we oh
served that Mr. Olson was looking
particularly happy, we said, "Well?"
"Oh, he said we were married just
fifteen years ago today." Well, we
just wished him and his good wife
one hundred and fifteen more years
of wedded bliss.
CORPORAL LOGAN COVERT NOW
From Tuesday's Daily.
Mrs. Hettie Covert has just receiv
ed a letter from her son, Logan Co
vert, who is in Honolulu in the
Hawaiian Islands. He states that he
is well and likes the life fine. He
has just been promoted to the posi
tion of corporal and likes the posi
tion well. He remembers the old
time friends and would like to hear
FARMS FOR SALE
4 2 - acres, all in cultivation, 2 '2
miles south of Plattsmouth. Might
take some trade. Will make good
46 Vs acres adjoining the city on
the north. All under cultivation, no
102 acres in the city limits, im
proved. Good terms can be given on all of
the above lands.
CLYDE II. FULLER.
Phone 340-W or No. 11.
PERCHER0N STALLIONS FOP.
SALE AT PUBLIC AUCTION
As I have sold my Livery barn in
Union. I will sell on March 2d, 1918.
at public auction in Union, Neb.,
my pure bred Perchcron Stallions.
There horses are both good ones and
guaranteed to be excellent breeders.
Will also sell some good work hors
es and mules, some choice heifers
and bred gilts. Good train connec
tions from north and west.
GEO. A. STITES.
INCUBATOR PRICE $1.00 OFF.
100 Egg Old Trusty 110.50, 100
egg Sure Hatch $16.75. 120 egg
Successful of Des Moines $15.00,
Rayo and X-Ray, all at Factory
prices, delivered your town. Cut
this out and we willallow $1.00 off.
Ask for catalogs, stating which make.
Johnson Bros., Nebr. City.
The Journal delivered at your aoor
for only 10 cents a week.
They Let Him
"Since taking Foley Kidney Pills
I btMeve 1 am entirely cured and I
Bleep aoundly all night. H- T.
Taktf'Wo of Foley Kidney Pills
with a frlaes of pure water after each
meal and at bedtime. A quick and
easy way to put a atop to your get
tinsr up time after time during the
niarlit. . .
Foley Kidney Pills alao stop pain
in . back and aides, headaches, stom
ach troubles, disturbed heart action,
stiff and aching Joints, and rheumatic
pains due to kidney and bladder ail
ments. Gainesville, Oa.. It. Tt. No. 3. Mr.
H. T. atraynge says: ''For ten years
I've been unable to sleep all night
without getting up. Sometimes only a
few minutes after going to bed I'd
have to get up, and I tried everything
I heard of for the trouble. Last year
j tried Foley Kidney Pills and after
taking one bottl I believe I am en
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FORMER CITIZEN OF THIS PLACE
BURIED AT CEMETERY
WEST OF TOWN.
From Monday's Iai!y.
Yesterday the funeral cortege ar
rived from Lincoln, bearing the
mortal remains of Mrs. Frank Green,
of Lincoln, who passed away there
some days since of tuberculosis.
Mrs. Green was known by a lare
circle of admiring friends, who loved
her for her high qualities of char
acter. The Benevolent and Protec
tive Order of Elks, had charge of
the service and with Kev. Father
Leete conducted the services. The
pall bearers were all of the order,
and were: Henry F. Goos, George
Tartsch, Win. Schmidt mann, J. S.
Livingston, Matthew Gering and T.
Those from out of town to attend
were, a sister of Mrs. Green, from
Lincoln, C. V. Green and wife of
University Place, Miss Madeline
Green and Miss Clara Green, also
from there, George Prentiss and wife
of Lincoln and Harry Green of Have-
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HAVE Yy GOT
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PEOPLE DO GET SICK. THERE IS PLENTY OF WORK
FOR THE DOCTOR ALWAYS. SUFFOSE YOU GOT SICK AND
COULDN'T EARN ANY MONEY, BUT HAD TO SPEND MORE.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO? YOU'D WORRY YOURSELF MORE
SICK. YOU WOULD FRET FOR THOSE YOU LOVE.
BUT IF YOU HAD A NICE SUM OF MONEY.'IN THE BANK
YOU COULD REST EASY KNOWING THAT THOSE DEPENDENT
UPON YOU WERE WELL CARED FOR.
WE PAY H PER CENT ON TIME DEPOSITS, AND 3 PER
CENT ON XMAS SAVINGS CLUB.
COME TO OUR BANK.
ITanxiers' State Batik
:the new bank,
safety deposit boxes 50 cents per year.
if! p W$- nifi
"Fox Infants and Children.
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PURCHASED A HOME HEKE.
From Tl. :. i . sday's
Loe rennett has just consumated
li e purchasing of a homo in this city
making the trade with A. J. Trility
! tiie property being what was for
merly known as the Carlson property
and was formerly occupied by Gust
Carlson who moved to Havelock some
time since. Mr. A. S. Dennett a
brother of Lee Dennett will live in
the property, having moved there,
Mr. Lee Dennett will depart in a
few days for Clarks, South Dakota,
where he has formerly lived and
will there enter the army.
Constant Sufferer Finds Relief.
"I have been a constant sufferer
from kidney trouble and ivas down
sick in bed," writes C. F. Reynolds,
412 Ilerrick St., Elmira, N. Y. "I
commenced taking Foley Kidney
Pills. In a few days I was up out of
bed." Recommended for rheumatic
pain?, backache, biliousness, sore
muscles, stiff joints, "tired out" feel
ing. Sold everywhere.
Feel languid, weak run down?
Headache? Stomach "off?" A good
remedv is Durdoek Blood Hitters.
Ask your druggist. Price
For Sale A number or white
Brahma. Cockerels. Mrs. C. E. Heeb
ner, Nehawka. f
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