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PLATTSMOUTH semi-weekly journal.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 19 IS.
Cbe plattsmouth jfoumal
PrBUSHGD HEM1-WEEKI.T AT PtATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA.
Catered t roetefflee at Plattsmouth. Nb.. an vecosd-claes mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
Americans are fighters.
Everybody push and push hard.
Pass the strawberries only CO
Cents a quart.
When in doubt, kick the doubt
aside and push ahead.
Not a particular bright outlook
for Faster. March came meeker than
a lamb late from Wall Street.
A merchant can set along with
out advertising: and so can a wagon
without grease, but it goes hard.
In the meanwhile do not forget to
chip in and aid in buying for some
American soldiers in France ami
Prrsuiiibahly instantaneous glue is
:o named because when there is need
ft r i; yu'i instantly discover that the
crk if- lost and glue is dried up.
Of course the real genuine farmers
will test their s-ed corn nel'ore
p!:n!i.ig tin:? without furtner re
minders f it by bankers editors,
merchants and lawyers.
Farmers who object to receiving
city boys us Ir-'p on their farms
seem to forget how graciously the
citi'-s have been making room for
retired farmers all these years.
As soon as you have finished pay
ing for this winter's coal, b.ettir be
gin saving for next winter's. It looks
ais thought the fuel is going to be ad
ministrated much the came this year
The males are certainly getting
the werst of it in this war. The
federal order to stop killing hens un
til April :J0. compels the roosters to
sacrifice themselves on the altar of
their count rv.
The scheme is to make the "stay-at-homes
suffer as much as the sold
iers. " says an exchange. Of course,
Jhey should suffer some but none who
know the hardships that a soldier
gois through would thus express
themselves, because it is an impossi
Farmers in many places in the
state are buying incubators for the
first time in their lives. They say
they do not propose to allow the hens
to quit their jobs of laying high pric
ed eggs to set. but take charge of
the setting business for the hens
There's some satisfaction in the
knowledge that no matter who may
be nominated for United States sena
tor by one's political party, one
doesn't have to vote for him. Any
American citizen who is giving par
tisanship any attention these days
ought to take something for his
Pell A. Harrows, Lincoln corre-
spondent fcT the Omaha I5ee is being
mentioned in connection with the
republican nomination for lieutenant
governor. Mr. Iiorrows is so thor
oughly well qualified for such a posi
tion. He was once a citizen of
Plattsmouth, and we people down
here consider him "all wool and a
S1G0 Reward, C1C9
The readers o? this paper will bo
released to learn that there Js at least
one dreaded disease that science ha3
been able to cure in all its stagej and
th..t is catarrh. Catarrh heint? preatly
InHuenced by constitutional conditions
requires constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Medicine is taken internally and
arts thru the liiooa on tho Mucou3 Sur-fr-"t-3
of the System thereby destroying
the foundation of the disease, giving- the
rat'ent strength by buildm? up the cor.
'ti'ut'on .nd i::s;?.fncr nature in rtoinits
v ork Tho proprietors have fo tthjcIi
t'-i'ti' in the curative powers of Haifa
Cktarrh Medicine that they offer One
Hundred ! oaar for nny a3 that it fails
to ft"-o F'-nd for V.t of testimonials.
Vl-!"r, I J. eHE"F.r & CO.. Toledo.
Oh'o. $td by all DrussU, ?c.
PKB TEAR 131 ADVANCE
The grasses whisper to the wind.
The maples to the rain;
Light-footed spring goes whispering
In meadow and in lane.
And may she continue so to the
The last snow
the best of the
Paper from corn husks is the lat
st proposition for making paper.
Get ready to give what you can to
the Red Cross. Another drive soon.
More conservation and les conver
sation is the need of the present
Onion sets and garden seed on the
market some.indications that spring
Germany should understand that
Uncle Sam is pretty near through
counting one hundred.
"nance in Sunday School? Why
not?" asks a La Crosse, Wis., pas
tor. Well, probably the floor isn't
"There Is nothing more frightful
than active ignorance," wrote
Goethe, thus giving u perfect de
scription of kultur before its arriv
If the Germans had waited, and
issued their no conquest declaration
from Peirograd we would at least
have credited them with a sense of
It would almost appear that the
Turk?-, fleeing from Jericho ran
clear -into Trebizond. It is doubtful
a Ilussian ever
such a pace.
A landlord is a person who yields
to your demands for decorations
about ten days before it is time to
begin showing the place to prospec
tive new tenants.
: o :
The French patriots may kiss each
ether, but they don't put sp'es in
comfortable jaiks on full rations.
They give 'em ready punched tick
ets to Valhalla.
We hope Germany is depending
upon the Kussian wheat crop this
year to pull her through another sea
son of war. She's welcome to what
little there will be.
The letters the packers wrote
couldn't have come back to them
with greater force if they had been
superscribed with tho fateful old
words, "Pe sure and burn this."
If wife can hate husband real
good during a quarrel and for sever
al hours after the quarrel is over, it
is a sign she loves the old wretch
almost as much as she did when she
Red Cross workers are anxious to
secure the assistance of every mem
ber to sew. The articles they are
making are badly needed by the
soldiers and all are asked to come
and do their bit.
Merely as a gentle hint, we sug
gest that the list of duties devolving
upon the shoulders of the members
of the supreme court does not in
elude selecting our candidates ' for
state officers and for United States
BEWARE THE LEECHES.!
In ordinary times the purchaser
of highly speculative and "blue sky"
stocks was his own worst enemy.
Hut today he is, unwittingly, the
enemy of his country.
In ordinary times the concerns
that emitted s.uch stocks, the shady
agents that peddled them, and the
newspapers that advertised them to
their guillible readers, were preying
on ignorant and unfortunate individ
uals. But today they are preying
on the national strength and secur
ity, at a time when every dollar of
wealth is needed for legitimate pur
poses. The National Vigilance Commit
tee of the Associated Advertising
Clubs of the World, in a special bul
letin, sounds an impressive warning.
"As a means toward helping win
the war, it is the patriotic duty of
advertising mediums to discourage
the exploitation of speculative se
curities. "The government is asking that
the public invest in Liberty bonds
and War Savings stamps.
"Every dollar that Is diverted from
this course to the pockets of promot
ers of speculative enterprises at this
time, is equivalent to a contribution
to the cause of our enemies.
"Newspapers have a special op
portunity to serve our country by
refusing to publish the type of ad
vertising which is now being used
so largely in oil promotion. j
"No advertising medium ought to
be available for the promotion of se
curities that may not he regarded as
"compatible with the public inter
est." "No purely speculative enterprise
can be cf help to the government at
this time. The advertising of such
concerns is usually misleading and
ultimately proves to be an imposition
on the readers of the publication in
which the advertising appears.
"Owners of newspapers and other
advertising media owe their co-operation
to the government to the
extent of declining to accept adver
tising about which there may be the
In Denver, where by liberal ad
vertising and persistent promotion
the sale of fake stocks, particularly
oil stocks, hud attained the propor
tions of a public scandal, the city
eouncil has taken drastic action. It
has enacted an ordinance providing
fine and jail sentence for promoters
or advertisers of fradulent stock
schemes. The ordinance is said to
be the most drastic and sweeping
law adopted by any American city to
rid itself of the pest of fake stock
It would be a mark of patriotism
if councils in other cities would take
; imilar measures to conserve the re
rourees of the people. Where they
fail to do it, enlightened public senti
ment should make itself felt in a
way effectually to discourage the
promoters of swindling or gambling
securities and their newspaper part
ners. It is not only our government that
needs the money these leeches suck
from the people. There are legiti
mate industries, industries essential
for our war strength, that need it
also. There are industries and busi
nesses long established, well and
honestly managed, sound and pros
perous, whose stock is a gilt-edged
investment, and that require funds
to extend their operations. They
find it doubly difficult to place their
securities. It is not only because
the government is absorbing billions
of our national wealth. Put be
cause the sellers of dubious stocks,
by attractive and misleading adver
tising and by promising high profits,
are duping investors and taking
away from them the money that
would otherwise bo available for
This newspaper urges its readers
to be very careful and conservative
in their stock investments. Remem
ber that the Liberty bonds and
Thrift, stamp.; are'nafc and sound,
and that every dollar you put into
them is a boost for your country's
cause. Remember, if you desire still
ether investments, to fight t;hy' of
fly-by-night concerns and irresponsi
ble peddlers and glaring advertise
ments. Consult your banker, ask
the advice of experienced and con
servative business friends, go to any
established and reputable flroker,
seek investment in enterprises that
have a record for success and honest
management. Put vour rann tr
J work jwhe're it will not only earn
you safe dividends, but where it
will strengthen your country, and
preferably the community' in which
There was a time when the Coun
try did not suffer particularly if you
chose stupidly to tjirow your money
away. But that time is not now
There is work honest work, clean
work, profitable work tor every
honest dollar. Every one of them is
Be warned in time, gentle reader.
Protect yourself and help protect
your unwary neighbor. World-Her
WHY WE FIGHT.
It is the people who still do not
know why the United States is at
war who identify our cause with
France's hunger for Alsace-Lorraine,
or Italy's for her "lost territories,
or Great Britain's disposition to hold
on to some cf the captured German
colonies. It is a mistake to charge
them with being "unpatriotic" be
cause they raise this question, but
it is entirely justifiable to charge
them with ignorance. there is
nothing unpatriotic about failing to
sympathize with land-Tiunger, wheth
er justified or unjustified, on the part
of any of our co-belligerents. But if
any American thinks that it is for
Trieste or Alsace-Lorraine the Unit
ed States is expending its blood and
treasure, and spreads that belief
among his neighbors he is, in his ig
norance, doing great harm to his
country by misrepresenting its cause.
It is the United States we fight
for. It is for our own liberties, our
own rights, the sanctity and safety
of our homes, the happiness of our
own people, that we are ending our
boys to France.
Bruce Barton of "The Vigilantes"
tells the story plainly in the publi
cation. "Every Week." After citing
the official documents to show the
terrible indignities that were visited,
by the invading Germans, on men,
women and children in loth Bel
gium and France, he says:
"I do not often ask you to read
unpleasant paragraphs like these. I
do it now because, when it. comes to
writing about Liberty bonds, I feel
!ike throwing aside all the fine
words and telling you the whole
truth as it appeals to me.
"And the truth is I am not buying
a nickel's worth of bcnOs to give
Trieste to Italy or one single added
colony to England or Alsace-Lorraine
"I buy Liberty bonds because there
is a 2-year-old boy in my homo
as there was in that nameless home
"And because, so small has the
world become, that Malines is only
jut across the street from where I
"I ask myself over and over
again, what use to my youngsters
are food and clothes, if the spirit
that fired Malines comes cut of this
"What sort of parents are you and
I if we send our children out into a
world where children may still be
bayoneted and women ruthlessly
"I hate war. If we were at war
with England and France, I would
fill this column so full of cries for a
peace conference that they would
put. me in jail for doing it.
"But this is not a war of nations.
It is a grapple of ideals.
"The ideal that respects pledges,
ami the lives of women and hild
ren, battling with the ideal that
counts pledges and the lives of wom
en and children as mere pawns in
the game of empire.
"I do not know how it may be
with you; but with me, this third
Liberty loan will cut down through
tho luxuries into what vc used to
think were the necessities in our
"And we make the sacrifice gladly
for the sake of the great necessity.
"The necessity for establishing
safety in the world for little childy
"For making it clear onca and for
all that while women tire being
slain, no men can ever again with
impunity continue to drink and
President Wilson exhaustd all re
courses trying to get Germany to re
spect the rights of non-combatant
humanity and the rules of civilized
warfare. He failed. To serve its
own purposes Germany slew our own
women and children, our own lieu
tral citizens, on the highways of the
world. When our presdent protest
ed he was met for awhile, with
promises, but finally with the bold
challenge of unrestricted and whole-
sale submarine slaughter.
No nation on earth with an ounce
of self-respect, no nation fit to sur
vive, could ignore such a challenge
and submit to such indignities
That is why we Might. The deeds
that have been done in Belgium and
France, the wholesale plundering of
a nation that we see in Russia to
day, would be in store for us if Ger
many could get at us. It is the thin,
battered and bleeding line of French
and British and Italian soldiers, it
is the storm-worn British navy, that
hold the enemy at bay and keep our
own shores, our own homes safe.
It is to strengthen and support
these who are fighting our battle a?
well as their own that we are send
ing our boys away, that we are fev
erishly building ships, that we are
spending our billions of wealth. It
to make the world safe not alone
for democracy, but for women and
children our own women and
children first and foremost. World-
HOUSTON CALLS ON CITY
FOLKS TO HELP FARME?
Washington, March o. Secretary
Houston of the Department of Agri
culture today issued a call to urban
people to study the farm labor sit-
tatiou and to render assistance to
farmers during the coming crop
"If soldiers are willing to serve in
the trenches and risk their lives,'"
leclared Secretary Houston, "many
civilians can well afford to save a
part of their time to serve in the
furrows and in the .harvest fields.
In many towns and cities there arc
nen who have had farming experi
ence, who are able bodied men and
who doubtless would be willing tc
serve the nation in the field of agri
culture at this time. Especially for
the seasonal strains of planting, cul
tivating and harvesting, it will not
bee too much to ask such men to aid
the farmers in the necessary under
taking of maintaining and if possi
ble, supplementing the food supply
in order to feed the armies and tc
ustain the civil population behind
GERMAN EEBT IS VERY LARGE.
Amsterdam, March 3. Germany's
national debt has risen to nearly
1.000,000,000 marks. the rcich-
tag was informed yesterday by
'ount von Posadowsky-Wehner, the
former vice chancellor.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
BANK OF CASS COUNTY
of Plattsmouth, Nebr.
Charter No. f. M in tho State of Ne
braska at the eloso of Imsiin'.s
on February 15, l'JIS.
oa ns and Discounts....
. $G0 l.r. Ji'.r. !l
tonds, securities, judgments.
tankiior house, furniture and
Other real estate '
Current expense, taes and
interest paid '
ue from National and State
'hecks and items of excli'e
Silver, nickels and cents....
'apital stock pa hi in..
. . $ r.o.oofl.oo
Undivided prolits .....
c,:: 7.i J
Individual deposits, subject
to check 277.9.ifi.!-'
Time certificates of deposit. :::;. 90S. I I
Cashier's checks outstanding 0,010.5
Due to National and State
hunks Ifi.'J.-l.l 1
Depositor's guuiaiity fund... 5,70S.L'l
$751. -M 1.0
St:ttc of Xr-liruskii)
County of ("ass ss:
J. J:. F. Patterson. Cashier of tli;
iiliovo named bunk tlo hereby .swctir
tliat tlie above statement is si rurrert
and truo copy of tlie report made to
the Ktate liankinir Boanl.
n. f. i'ATTi:r:soN',
CM AS. C. PAKMKLK. Iirottor.
JACOIJ TKITSC11. Director.
Sitbseribed and sworn to before me
this ."ith lay of JIareli, 1!)1S.
ANN 10 C. HASbKl:.
(Seal) Notary Public.
My commission expires Sept. L'2, lt'2j.
Journal Want-Ads Pay!
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in use for over thirty years, has borne th3 signature of
r, and has been made under his per
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ftUrfv. Allow no one to deceive you in this!
AU Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good " are but
Exprin-cnta that trifle with and endanger the health of
Jniant; and Children Experience against Exocrine nt.
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3ic:;her Opium, Morphine nor other narcotic substance. Is
re is its guarantee. For more than thirty years it has
fcsea in constat uic for the relief of Cocscipatior,, Flatulency,
Wind Colis ano. Diarrhoea; allaying Feverishcess rri-inrr
ihc-j-clron, and by regulating the Stomach and Bo wejs, aids
the assimilation cf Feed; giving healthy and natural re.
'he Ch;ldrcr.'o Far.xea The Mother's Friend.
mumz CASTORIA always
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HAS A NEW CLERK TOIL OFFICE.
From Mondcy's Daily.
Miss Mario Xovotny lias just ac
cepted a position with the coal office
of C. G. Fricke, having resigned the
position with Mr ..Frank Gobelman
which .she has held for some time.
Miss Xovotny is a competent and
?fhcient clerk, and will make a good
assistant in the coal office of Mr.
Take Children Out of Danger.
If you saw a child on a railroad
track you would endeavor to remove
the little one from danger. When
3. child is ' snuffling or coughing,
isn't it your duty to get him out of
danger of severe consequences?
Foley's Honey and Tar gives relief
from coughs, colds, croup and whoop-
nig cough.. Contain no ooiates. Sold
SUBSCRIBES FOE THE DAILY.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Carl II. Cole and wife of near
Mynard drove to this city yesterday
afternoon to attend to some business
matters and visit friends for a short
time. While here Mr. Cole called at
this office and had his Plattsmouth
Journal subscription discontinued
and subscribed for the Daily Journal
in order that he might be kept post
ed on happenings every day.
Subscribe for the Journal.
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WE HAVE ALL HEARD OF THAT RAINY DAY." SINCE
CHILDHOOD WE HAVE HEARD OF "PUTTING SOMETHING
ASIDE FOR A RAINY DAY." THAT RAINY DAY COMES VERY
SUDDENLY TO SOME PEOPLE.
IF YOU HAVE PUT SOMETHING ASIDE, HAVE IT SAFE
IN OUR BANK. FIRE CAN'T BURN IT, BURGLARS CAN'T STEAL
IT AND YOU CAN'T LEND OR SPEND IT SO EASILY.
BE PREPARED WITH A BANK ACCOUNT.
WE PAY H PER CENT ON TIME DEPOSITS, AND 3 PER
CENT ON XMAS SAVINGS CLUB.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES 50 CENTS PER YEAR.
WILL MAKE HOME IN THE WEST
From Tuesday's Daily.
Peter Campbell who has been one
of the pillars in the citizenry of the
neighborhood of Rock Bluffs for the
past half century and more is load
ing out a car today for Imperial in
Chase county where he is to make
his home in the future with his
family. This family will be missed
by their neighbors and friends in
this city and in the vicinity where
they have lived for so many years.
Ye hope for them in their new
home, happiness and prosperity,
which we are certain will come to
them for they will merit both.
A Short But Strong Statement.
Women with backache, rheumatic
pains, sore muscles, stiff joints or
other symptoms of kidney trouble
should read this statement from Mrs.
S. C. Smalt, Clayton, X. M. : "Foley
Kidney Pills have done me mors
good than all other medicines." They
strengthen weak kidneys and banish
sleep-disturbing bladder ailments.
Flags at the Journal Office.
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