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rLATTSMOUTII SOU-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23. 1918.
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PCHLI8HBD REXI-WEKKLT AT PLATTSMOIITH, t If EBHSKA.
mUr4 at PMtoffle at nttmuth. Nab.. ecomd-elns &aa1r matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
The drive is on.
Kvery true American is in it
And buying War Saving Stamps.
Patriotism is supreme, even to the
He serves his party best who serves
his country most.
Every time you lick a War Sav
ings Stamp, you lick the Kaiser.
Kvery time a man does a dirty
trick he discounts his self-respect.
Lent will soon be over. If you
have anything borrowed, better take
When a man says, "he will do it
or die." he's taking a mighty long
chance on death.
On t lie War-Savings Stamp drive
in this city, Plattsmouth went away
over the top Friday night.
Diogenes put out his lantern. "Af
ter all." he said, "if I found an hon
tst man. what would I do with him?"
The Light reports that though
there are numerous cases of spring
fever in this city there are no new
There are two kinds of Victory
loafs. One is bread and the other
is a slacker. The slacker has the
The early birds who are going to
change their hour of rising next Sun
day hope the worms have been noti
fied to get ip earlier, too.
One prominent business man says:
"Remember, when you buy a War
Savings Stamp, you become a stock
holder in the United States." That's
Governor Morehead is the man to
down Keavis for congress next No
vember, and do it easy, too. Keavis
has lost many friends by .his acts in
the past year, while Morehead more
than holds his own.
Congress has voted an increase in
salaries of postal employees. Now
will something be done to increase
the salaries of our school teachers?
The most deserving employes In the
The Omaha Dee deserves great
praise for its energy and push in
geting out three special editions Sun
day. The people wanted the latest
news and the Bee people felt dispos
ed to give it to them, and did.
The oil fever has its drawbacks,
but it is helping science. Geologists
are being continually consulted and
quoted and well paid in half a dozen
counties north of the river in which
a year ago half the people thought
a geologist was a man who studied
The Oklahoma tar pot gang,
".shortly before daybreak Wednesday
morning, dragged the farmer from
his bed." Drastic methods are al
ways deplorable, but when a fanner
not only is pro-German, but also lies
iu bed till sunup, something must
$100 Reward, $100
The readers of this paper will ba
pleased to iearn that there is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able to cure in all its staged and
that is catarrh. Catarrh being greatly
Influenced by constitutional conditions
requires constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Medicine is taken internally and
ac3 thru the lilond on the Mucous Sur
faces of the System thereby destroying
the foundation of the disease, giving the
patient strength by building up the con
stitution nnd assisting nature in doing its
work. The proprietors have so much
faith In the curative powers of Hall's
Catarrh Medicine that they offer One
Hu.-icred Dollars for any case that it fail3
to cure. Sewi for list of testimonials.
Address K. J. CHKNEY & CO.. Toledo.
Ohio. Sold by all Drugclst. 75c,
Easter next Sunday.
The special session of the legisla
ture meets tomorrow.
Speaking of a million dollar raia
let it come now.
Traitors have no business in Amer
ica. Fire them bodily.
Dut, some say, if Japan goes into
Siberia, she will never withdraw
from it. a.
The Pro-German propagandist
works in a mysterious way his blund
ers to perform.
It is well for the agitator to re
member that th-e utility is for public
service, not private gain.
"From the Soap Box to the
Throne" would have been a good
topic for his next book if Trotzky
had not been interrupted en route.
The position of being between the
devil and the deep sea4 has frequent
ly been figuratively ascribed, but
Holland has some claim to being in
Although the clock is not to be
turned ahead until next Sunday there
is nothing to prevent anybody get
ting up an hour earlier now by way
Spring is here, but hasn't all her
things unpacked yet. From now un
til April 15, she probably will be
kept busy running back after a few
things she forgot.
What are the allied armies in
Europe going to do with all the day
light they will have after licking
it out of the Germans and adding it
to what we save for them over here?
Every morning a man should re
member that he is going to meet,
during the day, the deceitful man.
the arrogant man, the ungrateful
man, the envious man, and also the
The reason why a woman will cook
a meal and eat it at home rather
than dress up and eat out at down
town cabaret is the same reason why
a small boy would rather stay at
home and do the chores than go to a
An Illinois woman says she lived
to the age of 100 because she "has
lived in peace with her neighbors mid
has minded her own business." Her
task doubtless has been made easier
by the fact that she has outlived a lot
of neighbors who couldn't live up to
It is suspected that M. Lenine'a
message addressed to "the proletar
iat of all nations" found nobody at
home in America. Everybody in
America owns Liberty Bonds, which
make him feel independent enough
to throw into the waste-basket all
mail addressed to "proletariats."
Owing to the fact that the Day
light Saving Law goes into effect
March 31. General Von Humbug will
ride into Paris at 9 o'clock the morn
ing of April 1, instead of 10 o'clock,
as previously announced. Officers of
the day and American Little Broth
ers of the kaiser will not change
and act accordingly.
Sedition is treason without the
overt act. It may consist of conduct
or utterances. It would "include, if
so defined, criticisms that 'men utter
against the president'or other officers
of the government. It could be so
defined as to make an offense of the
various things for which pro-Germans
have been brought before the
state and county councils of defense.
REMINDERS OF OUR FOLLY.
The naturalized Germans in this
country are not the only class whose
adopted allegiance is secondary to
their foreign sympathies. Hitherto
the crowding Russians of New York's
East Side, though enrolled as Amer
ican citizens, have been indifferent
toward our war, being interested
only in the Russian revolution and
the application therein of moonshine
chasing socialistic theories. Only
now that Russia is in the grip of
Germany are they awakened. Only
now have they cast their lot with
the allies, buying war saving stamps
and otherwise hastening to give aid
As one of their leaders frankly puts
it, they now "want to help whip
Germany" because "only by helping
the United States" can they "help
Russia." This country's interests,
its certain peril of Germany is not
crushed, are not even now thought
of, although they are rallying to 'he
While the state or mind among
naturalized Germans remains the
most conspicuous and most menacing
example, even the state of mind
among the naturalized Russians pre
sents a startling reminder of our
folly on opening such floodgates of
immigration as have produced
throughout a great part of our terri
tory a olpygot if not a piebald popu
lation, which is now a source of
weakness instead of the strength
that was designed and expected.
With a view to a greater homo
geneity in our population, and for
the sake of the very safety ofthe
country itself, we have need of dras
tic revolution in our old happy-go-lucky
immigration policy and still
more drastic alteration in our easy
and rapid process of naturalization.
FOOD CONDITIONS IN FRANCE.
In his address at Baltimore last
night, M. Andre Tadieu, French high
commissioner, revealed many impor
tant facts which Americans should
know. Whether the enemy is com
forted by these facts or not. it is
absolutely necessary that the people
of the United States should not de
ceive themselves as to conditions in
France. The first step toward giv
ing effective aid is to know that aid
is imperatively needed.
France has always been a "heavy
consumer of wheat. The consump
tion before the war was about 700,
000 tons per month. It has now
been cut to about 530,000 tons, a
reluction of about 25 per cent. The
ration of soldiers at the front has ac
tually been cut down, although the
heaviest cut has been made, of course,
in the civilian ration. The French
soldier now gets twenty-one ounces
of bread instead of the twenty-five
ounces he received at the bginning
of the year. The civilian ration has
been cut from the normal consump
tion of about thirty ounces to only
In order to make even these ra
tions available, France lias been com
pelled to stop brewing in order to
save barley, and to stop feeding of
cereals to animals. This has result
ed in a loss of 50 per cent of the
horses and a large reduction in the
number of cattle. Pastry making,
fancy bread, confectionery, sand
wiches and all fancy uses of cereals
have been absolutely suppressed.
Because of the shortage of cereals
the French people have been com
pelled to kill off their cattle, and
this has forced the consumption of
wheat to a large extent. In the
meantime the consumption or other
foods, such as sugar, rice, vegetables,
oils and fats, has been reduced by
This drastic food regime has been
borne with fortitude by the French
people at a time when they have mo
bilized 7,000,000 men out of a popu
lation of 35,000,000, and have suffer
ed the loss of nearly 1,000.000 men
killed and -1,000,000 maimed.
PR0F. ROSS IN RUSSIA.
Prof. Edward A. Ross, i-o well
known in Nebraska, has been writing
for the New York Independent some
of the best articles that have been
published about Russia. In one he
gave a verbatim account of an inter
view with Trotzky who explained in
detail his ideas about government.
Those ideas cannot be described as
"idealism." They are simply child
ish dreamings. In another article he
describes the falling to pieces of the
Russian army. The . fault was not
wholly with the bolsheviki. It be
j gan with the inhuman tyranny of
the old officers of the Czar. Human
nature could not endure it. There
was an absolute necessity for a
change, and that was sought by a
decree authorizing the soldiers to
elect their own oliicers. The result
was that most of the capable and
patriotic officers refused to accept
the positions offered them and com
mon soldiers who had no military
training were elected. The old offi
cers ruled by terror and shot down
men upon the slightest infraction of
rules. That was the beginning of
Prof. Ross says that among the of
ficers themselves there was little
discipline. They drank heavily,
gambled with .cards, had loose wom
en in their quarters and disregarded
many general orders aiming to regu
late t heir conduct in the interest of
the service. Sometimes the men
were sent into an unauthorized and
utterly hopeless attack by their
drunken officers. Scandalous, too,
was the neglect of the sick and
wounded by those in places of au
thority. As a result the men hated
Poor Russia! It has suffered alike
from autocracy and bolshevikism.
The remedy applied was worse than
the disease. The autocracy started
the demoralization and Prof. Ross
says it was the bolshevist propaganda
beginning among the soldiers early
in May which gave the finishing
blew to the discipline of the army.
The socialist leaders thought it clev
er policy to taTve Russia out of the
war by seducing the soldiers rather
than changing the nation's will to
tight. Prof. Ross has been in Russia
for. some months and has traveled
more than 15,000 miles over the
different parts of that great countrv.
THE SOLDIER AND THE EALLOT.
The recommendation by the war
department against giving the sold
ier in France an opportunity to vote
should not in any wav hinder the
passage by the Nebraska legislature
of a bill affording the state's soldiers
abroad an opportunity to cast their
ballot. The cause for General Persh
ing's objection to the voting among
soldiers was the method used by
the state of New York which sent
election commissioners to the front.
The idea of such commissioners from
every state visiting the front lines
and hindering the work of the sold
iers would naturally discourage the
military men of balloting by sold
iers. However, it is not the plan
of the Nebraska bill to send election
commssioners to the front, but mere
ly to send the ballot in a letter to the
soldier and he in turn shall send his
vote, by mail, to the secretary of
The danger which would arise by
depriving the soldier of his vote is
alarming. When tiie war will end,
no one knows, and it is not insane
to support peace three or four years
away. This would mean that several
million of America's finest men would
be in France, the men who ate 100
per cent American, and who know
more than any at hdme about the
things which this country should do
to win the war. It is to be regretted
that the- vote in the states cannot be
called 100 per cent American This
is evidenced by the recent election in
Wisconsin. By simple arithmetic, the
subtraction of three or four million
100 per cent American votes the
vote of the soldiers from the total
votes cast, would give a startling re
sult. The pacifists and bolsheviki
in this land of democracy would
gain an enormous advantage and the
power which they might in time
come to yield makes every true
Though at the present time, the
war department may look with skep
ticism upon the possibility of the
soldier casting his ballot, it is quite -
logical to believe that when the
time comes, the war department will
solve the problem. The danger of
casting out several million American
votes is too great if the war contin
ues for seyeral years. The war de
partment is very likely at any time
to review the situation and reverse
its opinion. The legislature of Ne
braska does not want to be caught
asleep. Now is the time to pass the
soldier voting bill, and then when
the time comes, the sons of Nebraska
who have offered their lives will be
put on the same plane as the citizens
at home who have the balloC yet are
far from the dangers of the war and
who know very little of the actual
conditions which must TSe met . by
the government to win the struggle.
THE LAWS WILL BE ENFORCED.
There is going to be trouble in
these United States with that class
of men who are cultivating hate and
determined to use force in their fight
against what they call "capitalism,"
but in the end they will be utterly
obliterated. The people have no hate
for them, but are determined that
orderly government shall prevail.
They say to them: "Go ahead and
propagate your ideas. Put up your
ticket and get as many men as you
possibly can to vote it. If you can
convince a majority of the people
that you are right you 'can cipture
the government, come into office and
put your theories into practice. The
use of sabotage and violence is ab
surd, for if the majority is in your
favor you can put your ideas onto
the statute books without vio'ence.
If the majority is opposed to them,
you could not put them into prac
tice even if you captured the gov
ernment by intrigue and violence.
You would only introduce chaos,
anarchy and violence. Your 'force'
ideas are all wrong and your 'hate'
is the worst part cf them."
But talk of tiiat kind seems to ir
ritate these men more than any
thing else, and when men get into
that mental sta,te other means must
be used. Life and property must be
made safe by whatever means it is
necessary for the vast majority to
use, and that is going to be done. If
the use of reason has no effect, if an
appeal to the moral law which all
mankind has hitherto accepted is
disregarded, there be methods
inaugurated that will protect so
ciety. Men guilty of murder and ar
son will be punished according to
the laws of the land. The laws will
be enforced until they are repealed.
Spring may be here.
Americans should rally inoro than
Colored eggs will prevail next
It takes a few warm days to in
duce the fish to bite.
None of us have done our bit un
til we have done our best.
Perhaps the kaiser went to war
merely to take the children.
. . :o:
It is your solemn duty to leave a
piece of gossip where you found it.
Lent will soon be over and we
know some people who will be glad.
Remember City Election, Tues
day, April 2. Two good tickets iu the
Do not be too vociferous in your
demands for justice. Somebody may
give it to you.
The greatest mystery to us is life;
and the next greatest is, where do all
the old maids go.
Now that, the saloons are no more.
Lmen keep on sinning and acting the
fool just the same.
You may call a man a tightwad if
you want to, but you will never
catch him without money.
The man who objects to setting the
clock forward to save day light is
couspicously behind the time.
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over thirty years, has borne the signature of
' jriffi-?-, sonal supervision since its infancy.
VS, JC,CC4Z, Allow no one to deceive vn:i in th
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good " are but
Exp2r:mcnt3 that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infanta and Children Experience against Experiment.
lat is CASTORIA
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IJrops and Soothing byrups. It is pleasant. It contains
neither Opium. Morphine nor other narcotic substance. Its
rge is its guarantee. For more than thirty years it has
l?ecn iu constant use for the relief of Constipation. Flatulency,
Wind Cclic ana Diarrhoea; allaying Feverishness arising
thcrcfrcm, and by regulating the Stomach and Bovrels, aids
the assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natural sleep.
Thz Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
SENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
ft Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
THF. CEMTAUn COMPANY. NFW VORK CITV
BURIED AT OAK HILL CEMETERY
From Monday's Daily.
This morning the remains of Fred
Moldehausen, who lived in this city
some years ago, being engaged in
farming, and here thirty-two years
since lost his first wife, and some
four years later departed for the
east going to Peoria, 111., where he
was united in marriage the second
time. This time marrying a Miss
Meisinger, who was a sister to Con
rad, and Jacob Meisinger of this city,
as well as of Fh. Meisinger west of
the city. After a number of years
the second wife passed away. Iater
again he was united in marriage to
the present wife. Mr. Moldenhaus
en, died at his late home in Illinois,
a few days since the remains arrived
this morning from the east, and were
buried from the Burlington station.
A short service was conducted by
rtev. J. H. Stager at the cemetery.
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. Small, Clayton, N. M.: "Foley
Kidney Pills have done me more
good than all other medicines." They
strengthen weak kidneys and banish
sleep-disturbing -bladder ailments.
The finest line of Box Papers at
the Journal office.
IF YOU DON'T PLANT ANYTHING, WHY NATURALLY
NOTHING WILL GROW. YOU CAN START A FORTUNE TO
GROWING WITH ONE DOLLAR. YOU'LL NEED THAT MONEY
THE FARMER IS WILLING TO WAIT FOR HIS CROP TO
GROW. ARE YOU NOT WILLING TO PLANT A FEW DOLLARS
AND LET THEM GROW?
IT IS A MIGHTY COMFORTABLE FEELING TO HAVE A
FAT BANK BOOK IN YOUR POCKET.
WE PAY H PER CENT ON TIME DEPOSITS, AND 3 PER
CENT ON XMAS SAVINGS CLUB.
J. COME TO OUR BANK.
Farmers' State Bank
ITHE NEW BANK.'
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES 50 CENTS PER YEAR.
has been made under his per-
BREAKS FINGER ON CAR.
From Monday's Paily.
Herman Smith of near Neh.iv.ka
was in the city yesterday with his
family visiting at the home of the
parents of Mrs. Smith, J. S. Hall
and wife of this city, returning home
last evening. Mr. Smith, while work
ing on his car had the misfortune to
break one of his fingers which will
be some time before it is well again.
Don't use harsh physics. Tie re
action weakens the bowels, leads to
chronic constipation. Get Doan's
Regulets. They operate easily. 'J0c
at all stores.
'It Sure Does the Work."
Mrs. Y. II. Thorton, 352o W. 10th
St., Little Rock, Ark., writes: "My
little boy had a severe attack of
croup and I honestly believe he
would have died if it had not been
for Foley's Honey andTar. I would
not be without it at any price, as it
sure does the work." Dest remedy
known for coughs, colds, whooping
cough. Sold everywhere.
W." A. ROBERTSON.
East of Riley Hotel.
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