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PL ATISMO UTI1 SEMI-WEEKLY JOUKNAL.
MONDAY MARCH 11, 1918-
LUTHEEAN WAR CAMPAIGN.
Che plattsmouth journal
PCBLI9HKD IEUI-WEEKLT AT PLAITS MOUTH. NEBRASKA,
Bmtrtf at Pestofflcs a.t Plattsmouth. Neb.. ecod-cl mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
VBSCRIPTIOK FKICXi UJ
llut we can expect any
weather in March.
This is the time of year when our
money soes to seevl.
Virtue is a kind of health, beauty
and Rood habit of the soul.
Yes. this is the first spring month.
How do you like it so far as we've
The Wisconsin legislature con
demns Senator La Toilette by a vote
of to 32.
Don't don your spring suit nor
shed voiir winter underwear for a
few days yet.
Here. now! What was that you
said about a purajrrapher being with
.;:t humor even in his own country
Doing your bit does not consist
in i:ndi:ig fault with the work of
others who are putting in their best
The Frankfurter Zeitung says
Germany cannot be expected to dis
cuss giving up I'elgium until she
has heen driven out. All right. That
will he perfectly satisfactory.
If the Russian proletariat can be
made to realize that a made-in-Ger-
many autocracy win take an soap
box privileges away, perhaps there'll
be something doing yet in Russia.
Russia's late czar has some real
streaks of human in him regardless
of weaknesses. He refuses to accept
a battered crown as a gift from
the blood-stained hands of his brother-in-law.
Albcrt F. Kaiser of Omaha applied
at the army recruiting otlice in Sa
lina. Kansas, la.st Saturday for the
privilege of enlisting and getting the
German Kaiser and was rejected be
cause of flat feet. Maybe the re
cruiting olllcer didn't like the name.
It is said that this city has a citi
zen who has spent $!.S0 worth of
time explaining to his friends why
he should not contribute $2.00 to
the Red Cross. Would you employ
this man if you were looking for an
Geiural Pershing was right in for
bidding the soldiers to swear at the
mules. The mules will never miss
the cuss words. If the Sammies will
just practice the French they are
nickjiit up. the tuules v i 1 1 never
kr.ow the difference.
It cannot accurately be said that
the unexpected al.vays happens-
not always always. We expected
that some of our exchanges this week
would have something to say about
the way March came in, .and sure
enough they did.
General Pershing has recently
b-e:i presented with an album con
taining the signatures of many fam
ous Americans. Just how this will
be employed to break the Hinden
burg line is uncertain, but necessity
is t lie mother of invention, anil the
general will doubtle.ss find a way.-
$1C9 Reward, $109
Th readVrs of this paper will b
pleased o learn that there Is at least
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that Is catarrh. Catarrh being ureatly
Influenced by constitutional conditions
riutres const!tiitiinat treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Medicine is taken internally and
acts thru the Bloou on the Mucous Sur
faces of the Pysrt rn thereby destroying
the foundation of ti e dlsMte. Rlvlns the
retier.t strength by builnincj up the con
rtitution and assisting nature in doincits
rork The. proprit 'ora have so much
faith In the curative powers of Hall's
Catarrh Medicine that they offer One
Hundred Dolling tor any cu;o that it falls
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' Address F J- CHENEY & CO.. Toledo.
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TBXJR 1ST AOTANCI
The cold wave arrived on time.
That seed corn needs your atten
IJefore the war is over it is hoped
the kaiser will be just a little less
ostentatious in his piety.
IJerlin claims the Germans broke
through the American line and pene
trated five hundred meters. Well,
the prisoners did.
In case that well known proverbial
paving in Hades needs any repairs, it
can probably be patched up with
ideas like Trotzky's.
This year's dandelion crop is going
to take its young life in its hands as
soon as it pokes its nose above the
earth and begins to look like greens.
A man may gain a reputation for
honesty in almost any line of busi
ness, but when it comes to a land
deal he is as unreliable as a horse
The organization of calf clubs to
increase the meat supply continues
steadily, and before long those calf
clubs will be doing a lot to cow Ger
All the Eastern papers are full of
articles urging their readers to get
busy on war gardens. Most of the
people out here know for themselves
when garden times comes.
I'aderewski has vowed not to touch
the piano again until Poland id free.
Which recalls that long ago he decid
ed never to have his hair cut until
something came to pass. What was
"Does your son have to go to
war?" asked one Cass county farmer
of another yesterday. "Yes, replied
the other meaningly", "and if he is
shot he won't have to go to hell for
There is no longer any doubt that
a great number of very nice people
would jump in and help win the war
if they could only become sure that
Russia is out of it and that the Al
lies need us.
Those weary of the thankless task
of guess-on when the war will end.
might like their guessing proclivi
ties to something better how are
we to get rid of tho traitorous bauds
that infest our own country?
Every day one finds reasons to be
glad Mr. Hoover is directing the na
tional diet, instead of certain maga
zine editors. One writer in a wom
an's magazine is trying to lead the
public up to truffled tripe aud liver
The Journal marvels at its patience
when it considers that it has remain
ed quite a whole winter while Chi
cago avenue has remained blockaded
because a contractor has failed to
comply with his contract. Xow some
body is to blame for this. Who is it?
Who is getting paid for this delay?
A New Yorker has perfected a
plan to increase phonograph volume
by which forty-eight records are
played at once. Rather a laborious
process, and expensive, too, It would
seem, when the same effect can be
had by taking one machine intoV
hotel room and leaving the door
The kaiser in his frenzy to keep
his people interested in kultured
butchery exclaims, "look at the
map!" Why look at the map? If the
frenzied monarch would, but stop to
think that three-fourths of the map
is against him. with the other fourth
growing weaker, he would hide all
the maps he could lay hands ou.
The campaign of the Lutheran
church to raise a war fund of ?75 0,-
000 is an interesting phase of war
That, taken as a whole, the Luth
erans have been slow to respond is
an outstanding fact. The German
Lutherans, in particular, have been
supporting parochial schools for the
most part taught in the German
language. They have also either beeil
having preaching in their churches
either exclusively in the German
tongue, or with occasional services
in that tongue. Naturally, there
fore, they have been slower than the
rest to enter whole-heartedly into
the American cause when that cause
has become directly and avowedly
against the Fatherland. And many
of these preachers and teachers were
and still are aliens. This condition
is of course irreconcilable to the
spirit and the need of the hour. How
much of deliberate design and pur-
pose there has been in all this, "made
in Germany we cannot exactly
know. There is reason to believe
mat uermany has been placing a
good deal of stress on the German-
ization of America as a help in her
day of need. Meanwhile the spirit
of America has been one of toler
ance because it has invited the will
ing and deserving of all lands to
come here and help to develop this
great, virigin continent, in our
present unprecedented situation we
discover we have been too unmindful
of our duties toward our cov.ntry
We have not been strict enough with
respect to our institutions. We have
permitted and even encouraged too
much foreign sentiment. Clearly no
country doing that can have nation
al ideals that are sufficiently cohe
sive. It is bound to remain a hetero
geneous nation and thus be liable to
disintegration when the supreme test
comes. We are compelled now to
adopt new methods. In adopting
these some customs have to be
abandoned. The Lutherans have
been quite ready, as a rule, to con
form to the new requirements. They
are ceasing to teach in a foreign
tongue.' A very large portion of
their schools have already done this.
Whether preaching should continue
in a foreign language remains more
of an open question. That will be
solved in due time.
The decision of the church to
raise a great fund for the support
of the war is a good sign of its ac
ceptance of the situation and of a
determination to do its patriotic
duty. Considering all the circum
stances of the case, the attitude of
the Lutheran church may be regard
ed with satisfaction. But the Amer
ican sentinels who are on guard
must not abate any of their interest
in the more perfect amalgamation
of the heterogeneous elements of
our citizenship. Fremont Tribune.
LIBERALISM AND LOYALTY.
The news of the charge against
A. C. Townley. president of. the Na
tional Nonpartisan league, will be
received with misgivings wherever
informed liberals live in these Unit
Townley was arrested by Sheriff
Carver of Martin county, Minnesota,
on a warrant charging him with dis
couraging enlistments and obstruct
ing the draft. Yet Washington and
the federal authorities had nothing
to do with the arrest. On February
11. the warrant was issued. The
county authorities seemed for a time
to be uncertain as to whether they
should servo it. The New York Eve
ning Post announced ten days ago
that the federal department or jus
tice had allowed the word to no out
that Washington was not Involved
in the action. The Tost suggested
that a local political quarrel was the
cause of the attack on Mr. Townley
It would be more correct to say that
a national economic Issue was in the
The arrest of Mr. Townley, ac-
cording to his-adherents,, is a part of
the anti-union, antl-organlzedvfarm-
er fight which ia dividing the, north-
west. The Nonpartisan league is J
hated bitterly because it is a success-I
ful experiment in self-goverrment
for farmers. Essentially it stands
Cold. rain, winds, and dampness
bring out the rheumatic aches. An
application of Sloan's Liniment' brings
quick relief. Norubbing. It penetrates.
for principles which are common
place in every civilized nation. The
practice public ownership are its dis
Economically A. C. Townley is a
follower of Sir Horace Plunkett,
chairman of the Irish convention and
one of the most respected men iu
Great Britain. In interna.' ional
politics Townley is a follower o
President Wilson. As a leader of
the farmers, Townley has stood for
the application of the economics of
Sir Horace Plunkett and the politic?
of President Wilson. In so doing he
lias made enemies.
The farmers compare the prosecu
tions which they have had to con
test with the deportation of the cop
per miners from IJisbce, Ariz., last
July. Then the Arizona autocrats
announced that they were deportin
disloyal members of the I. W. W. The
presiaeni s mediation comm.ssion
found t hat the pretended patriots
were doing nothing of the sort.
The men they denounced as dis
loyalists were actually select men of
tiu; national army, members of the
Red Cross, buyers of Liberty bonds,
property owners, taxpayers and, in
general, good citizens. It is to be
hoped that Minnesota Is not follow
ing in the footsteps of Ari.ona. Cer
tainly when liberal statesmen are in
charge of the allied governments.
liberalism in politics and iu econom
ics is not prima facie evidence of dis
loyalty to democracy. Chicago Her
LET THE TRUTH COME OUT.
A congressional committee comes a
forward just at this time Mid halts
the interest in the world war to in
form the country that CtiO.000 pugs
of the Congressional Record have
been printed in the last forty-thre?
years. Thanks. The United States
had begun to have grave fears that
it wouiu never learn the truth as
to this important situation.
The report still is incomplete am!
lacking in some of the more thrilPng
details which have caused many days
of anxiety and many nights of sleep
less care. It does not in form a wait
ing public how many' lines to the
page. Neither does it reveal the
number of words to the line, nor the
total number of words in the grand
total or obu.uuu pages, lliese are
facts which the American peop!e are
in no mood to have kept from them,
and the members of the congression
al committee had as wll put that
in their pipes and smoke It. It is no
time to hide such vital statistics. The
evident attempt to cover up the num
ber of pounds of white paper involv
ed and the exact distance the 300,000
pages would reach if placed "end to
end" might have been overlooked had
the committee openly and fearlessly
stated the other items.
But after all these year.s: to be
told only the meager truths that the
Congressional Record has been print
ed for forty-three years and that it
has printed 360,000 pages, all told,
will never satisfy. The American
censorship is being carried too far.
K. C. Star.
Wouldn't it be fine if the old, old
fashioned pantalettes would come
.Some men oppose taxes because
they want a good run for their
Well done, noble hen. You have
been a great help to many of us
Iu tue past two weeks, and we hope
you wm keep on in your good-work.
The hog has always been (and
still la) the mortgage lifter, the
child educator aud automobile buy-
er, the financial hope of the average
Nebraska farm; .
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It is not enough for Senator Hitch
cock to say that Secretary Baker's
statement 01 war aemevements is
"preposterous and exaggerated."
The burden of proof is upon him
He must show iu what respect our
war policy has fallen down.
We have the heartiest sympathy
with Senator Ilitchock's aim, which
2 1L . i o
is me support ci a supreme war
council for the conduct of our part
abroad. At tho same time, we are
unwilling to follow him in criticism
of our present and past accomplish
ments, unless facts are produced
Criticism must be honest and intelli-
ftecreiary jaKer s statements m
answer to the Chamberlain charges
seemed to us to be reasonable, and
certainly reassuring to the nation
That he purposely manipulated facts,
or even permitted himself to be mis
led by subordinates, is inconceivable.
Those who heard David Lawrence
Saturday night were impressed by his
description of our government as a
overnment by impression," and his
urge that, before we criticise, we be
sure ot our impressions.
Senator Hitchcock's arraignment
of the administration 's likely to
create false and unworthy impres
sions, combined in a structure that is
flimsy and insecure, and in no wise a
safe foundation for intelligent criti
I iiat tnere should be a supreme
war council we are fit nil v convinced
its intelligent operation would have
obviated many of the administra
tion's errors of the last nine months
But our cause is not hopelessly lost,
because we do not happen to have
such a council.
fo Senator Hitchcock's statement
Senator Reed made adequate answer:
"You cannot say that a machine that
put. 1,500.000 men under firms in so
siiuu .i linn.-, is ii itt;iiiif, ou .ia li-
.-1 . .: : t .
it i .j tt l ii iiiiieiiiiie i Mil! mis seoi
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thousands of men abroad without the
loss of a single life, has failed; you
cannot say that a machine that is
building enough airplanes to cloud
enemy cities from the sun is a fail
ure." And Senator Reed is right.
A machine that lias done nil these
things cannot be railed a failure;
policy that produced these results
cannot be said to have fallen down.
True, in lesser details the war nol-
icy of the administration has tailed
and therein may be found the license
for a supreme council.
By its realization, the larger things
can be accomplished as now and the
lesser things, in which tho present
system fails, may also be accom
plished. But there is no such ineliiciency or
lack of achievement as Senator
Hitchcock reflects in his speech of
Criticism is ii potent weapon in
these times, but should be handled
with much care and by one skilled
in its use. Buffalo News.
RKPORT OF THF CONDITION
FARMERS STATE BANK
Charier No. 1 ;:: in the Slate of Ne
braska at t l,ie close of lnisiln;SS
on J-'ehrua ry litis.
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Silver, nil kt Is anil cents....
Capital s(ok paid in ? 0,ii;0.o0
I'iMliv ideil pro (its I,j::i.l7
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Time cert i Iky tes of deposit. J l.i... .T.t
Cashier's cheeks oust a ml i ng .iO'j.oo
line to national and stale
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Depositor's Kuaranty iiind.. j.uuo.oo
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Ktute of Nebraska)
County of Cass ss:
I. T. M. Patterson, I're.-i'lent of the
iiliove named bank, do hereby swear
that tho above statement is a correct
mid true ropy of the report made to
the- State Calilillltr Hoard.
X . JI- rAT lKKhO.N,
Attest:- . l'lesidcnt.
I-:. P. J.I TZ. inre. tor.
MAXlIv WHITE, Director.
Subscribed and sworn to before in
this 7th day of March. 191.
B. A. XiOSKXCKANS,
(Seal) Notary Public.
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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 4 PER CENT ON TIME DEPOSITS, AND 3 PER
CENT ON XMAS SAVINGS CLUB.
COME TO OUR BANK.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES 50 CENTS PER YEAR.
j For Infants raid Children.
svlothers Know That
Is the Statement of This Plattsmouth
Backache is often kidney ache;
A common warning of serious
"A Stitch in Time Saves Nine"
Don't delay use Doan's Kidney
Profit by the experience of Mrs.
II. Brinkman of 122Vine St. She
says: "We keep Doan's Kidney Pills
in the house all the time and when
ever we need a kidney medicine, they
give good satisfaction. I take Doan's
Kidney Pills now and then, when ni3r
back bothers me and they soon
remedy the trouble."
Price COc, at all dealers. Don't,
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills the same
that Mrs. Brinkman uses. Foster
Mliburn Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
Ead Taste in Your Mouth
When you have a bad taste in your
mouth you may know that your di
gestion is faulty. A dose of Cham
berlain's Tablets will usually cor
rect the disorder. They also cause
a gentle movement of the bowels.
You will find this to be one of the
best medicines you have ever become
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