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PLATTSMODTfl SESll-WEEKLT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1019.-
Cbe plattsmoutb journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Kiitered at Postoffk-e, I'lattsmoutli, Nc)i.. as $e$gnd-clas3 mall matter
R. A. BATES, Publisher
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: $1.50
I can give up my wheat,
I can give up my meat,
1 can save food with the will of a
I can give up some heat,
I can cut down on sweet,
If it will help put a crimp in the
Eggs are plenty.
But the price stays up.
Liberty Day, next Saturday.
Begin with the crowd and buy a
Iast year's war gardens were a
success. Make them so this year.
Whatever becomes of the man
with the hoc? Riding a tractor.
Why pity the illiterate these days?
Think of all the war poetry they
The man who walks has one ad
vantage over the man who rides in
an automobile. He doesn't puncture
The fanner who had a good sys
tem of accounts didn't have much
trouble figuring up his income tax
A young lady of this city says she
dix-s not like the change in the clock
time. It gives her beau but little
timo to spark after dark.
We'ro ttrong for all these "beef"
days and observe them regularly.
Hut Lord, help us, if they ever in
vent a "ghostlcss" pay day.
The real Americans of today
are not those whose ancesters came
over m the Mayflower but rather
those whose descendants are going
back on the transports.
The German officers who are sit
ting dates for the taking of Paris
will save themselves some trouble by
applying to the crown prince. He
has some dates of that nature that
never have been used.
As an alien enemy cannot be nat
uralized in time of war, Mme. Freda
Horn pel chose the next "best method
of becoming an American citizen. She
married one. To be an American
citizen is worth almost any effort.
It's a criminal who sells liquor in
this locality, and a man who buys it
becomes a double criminal as well as
encouraging the other fellow to be a
criminal. A good citizen and we
mean "good citizenship" is not a
The buyer ought to have just as
many rights as the seller, and the
seller ought to have just as many
rights as the buyer. This ought to
apply to the man who has to buy
seed corn as well the 'man who has
to .sell soft corn.
However, the crime wave in Ger
many, the correspondents tell cf still
has quite a distance to go before it
can equal the crime wave which
swept across Belgium and down into
France in the summer of 1914 and
is yet to be driven out.
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PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
The "Aid is the pepperbox of the
To bring England to her knees
Germany must first break the British
As a rule people are not so good
nor so bad, nor so rich, nor so poor
as others think they are.
"Spend your vacation on the farm,"
we are urged. Is there a farmer
somewhere dreading the coming of
Anyone who has owned a second
hand automobile should sympathize
with Uncle Sam since he has taken
over the railroads.
The proletariat is composed al
most exclusively of persons who are
always looking for the worst of it
and usually getting it.
Very few people are on intimate
terms with Dame Fortune but every
body is well acquainted with her
daughter. Miss Fortune.
With a reliable husband to look
after the overdrafts, any woman can
make a financial success by having a
bank account in her own name.
The best thing on the market to
day is the little twenty-five-cent
thrift stamp. And it is going to be
a good thing as long as 1918 lasts.
Would that Frencu veterinary
surgeon who so deftly removed the
army mule's bray mind taking a
short professional trip to Wisconsin?
Easter is over and it didn't rain.
Now, maybe, we will have good
spring weather, but a good down
pour would come in fine play right
: 1 01
Germany has called her criminals
from the prisons into the battle field,
regardless of what scruples they may
havo against fighting a war for the
There is a story out that Arthur
Brisbane draws almost as big a year
ly salary as Charlie Chaplin, but
there probably is' no foundation to
this startling story of injustice.
Hindenburg is learning more right
now, than he ever knew in all his
life. He finds that the American
bulldog is ready for the fray and will
fight until the last armed foe expires.
As time goes on we are forced to
confess that some German-Americans
we said had dropped the German
a year ago, seem now to have be
come absent minded and dropped the
German prisoner after prisoner de
poses and says Germany is exhausted,
and is making one last desperate ef
fort. Let us hope Haig will keep on
taking prisoners until this statement
becomes literally true. v
We don't know of anybody just
now who is compelled to sit up of
nights worrying about how to get
rid of his money. Not while he can
invest his surplus money in War
Stamps or Liberty bonds.
Whence comes all this certainty
that the Senate would not seat Victor
Berger if by any chance he should
be elected? The Senate has never
dealt very roughly Aviththe other
senator from Wisconsin, has it?
The Olympian games are to be re
sumed after the war, and some ex
perts have picked Russia to win all
the sprinting coutests, dependlug, of
course, on Russia's willingness to
stay on the track -and run in the
same direction with tlie other con
VICTORIES BY DOPE.
Look back through all history
from the Trojan horse back to the
last development in military science
Where will you find such a remark
able and stupendous achievement as
the doping of the Russia people by
German poison? It beats all explo
slves, artillery, military formations,
schemes of strategic attack. If by
the work of spies and propaganda,
you can make 10,000,000 soldiers,
fairly well equipped with munitions,
lay down their guns and sneak home
like whipped yellow curs, you have
done something that beats anything
the military scientists ever taught.
That is just what the Germans have
done to the Russian army. It makes
the German power the most terrible
force that has appeared in the his
tory of the vorld. The ambitions
and achievements of Napoleon Bona
parte were mere amateur play cdm
pared with it. Napoleon had to
fight for his victories. Tlie Germans
win theirs by the administration of
dope in the form of lies that will de
ceive credulous people.
Having achieved such a marvelous
triumph, it is natural that the Ger
mans should devote their best ener
gies from now on to administering
dope to her other foes. Germany's
most dangerous army is not in the
field. It is the vast force of spies
and plotters all over the world,
slipping ther stupefying dope into
men's ears and hearts. We get evi
dence of it almost every day. There
can be no sofety in the world until
this stealthy and insidious power is
beaten down. Her people must be
made to see that they cannot control
the world by lies. And we must be
on our guard every minute against
the poison in our own neighborhood.
The false story about disasters to our
soldiers, of 'unjust treatment in the
camps, of the impossibility of ever
beating Germany, the incitements to
disregard of the food program, ef
forts to discourage war work in a
thousand ways, these are the firms
the dope most frequently takes with
us. St. Joseph News-Press.
THE THIRD LIBERTY LOAN.
Secretary McAdoo has fixed the
amount of the new bond issue at a
minimum of $3,000,000,000 with
the rate of interest at 4i per cent
rate of interest. The rate is lower
than had been predicted, but every
argument made for subscriptions to
the first and second Liberty loans
Subscription to the new loan may
be urged on the ground of good in
vestment, but this time there Is a
vastly more important reason for
subscribing to the third Liberty
oan. Money talks, and an over
whelming subscription to this loan
issue is a defiant shout against the
autocracy of the Prussian war lord.
The purchase of Liberty loans is an
excellent way to prove your patriot
THE CRITICAL HOUR PASSED.
The dark cloud cast over this
country the latter part of last week
when by sheer weight of men and
metal the German war lords pushed
backard the British line on the
western front is beginning to break
away and another colossal attempt
to reach Paris has been thwarted.
Germany has again endeavored to
crush the allied forces by a gigantic
and bewildering offensive. Von
Kluck's drive in August, 1314, was
unprecedent in military . history.
Again at Verdun, when the Teutons
lost 500,000 men, a new chapter was
written In offensive warfare. And
now in the spring drive of 1918
General IIndenburg has repeated
these characteristic German tactics.
The allied western line bas yield
ed, but an unbroken front is being
maintained and General Haig ia keep
ing his casualty lists fifty per -cent
smaller than the foo. At Montdidior,
where the British and French troops
join, thq Germans launched a heavy
blow and the town was evacuated.
But the French immediately streng
thened their lines and "Thursday
hurled a heavy counter, attack south
of -Npytra; By this stroke the poilus
were able to regain about two tulles
on a six or seven1 mile front. The
advance threatens to. outflank the
German advance directed toward
Amiens. More such counter strokes
are to be expected, and even before
this is read the news dispatches may
tell of great French or English suc
The first withdrawal of the allied
forces was to be expected. Military
experts readily admit that either of
the opposing armies was able to push
the other backward for a short dis
tance by an intense offensive. But
now, the westward move of the Ger
man hordes has been halted, and the
British. French and Americans are
entrenched in new and more solid
positions. The dark cloud is pass
ing and more cheerful news may be
expected from the front as the allies
launch their migUty counter blows,
THE OUTSTANDING FACT OF
THE RECENT GERMAN DRIVE
All that we know yet of the place
which history is to give to the great
movement of the German armies
against the allied lines in the north
of France is that it will take grade
as the mos tremendous blow ever
struck by organized military power,
in any war in any country since men
began to fight.
This is true and will remain true
whatever the event; whatever turn
of fortune may occur; whatever may
be the final aspect of the unparallel
ed operations now in progress. Such
a concentration of force, such a mass-
ng of men and war machinery, such
a wonder of deliberate preparation,
scientific organization, masterly lead
ership and adequate co-operation by
a splendidly efficient following has
not been beheld since the world be
Nothing short of stone blindness
to fact can underestimate the might
of such an enemy. Nothing but im
becile folly will attempt to minimize
this revelation of German strength.
The big value to America and Ameri
cans of the hard lesson which Von
Hindenburg and his troops are now
teaching us in Picardy this week if
so serious a thrust to the heart of
the cause we hold dear can be con
sidered ot value is in its disclosure
to our own people, now arming for
action against this same antagonist,
of the magnitude of the strugL'fc be
fore us. To some of us the revela
tion has not come as an entire sur
prise; the surprise Is In the over
whelming measure of the power de
veloped on the other side of the
swiftly advancing battle line. There
has probably not been until now in
this country so full a realization of
the magnitude of the Job ahead.
The harder the lesson Von Hinden
burg Is teaching us across the water,
perhaps the more permanently useful
it may be made to a nation entering
the war -with determination to stay
n it through thick and thin until
t is won. This spectacle of unex
celled military efficiency now most
active between the Scarpe and the
Oise will count to our advantage if
it serves to dissipate the idea of easy
superiority, wherever that illusion
has existed on our side of the Atlan
tic. It will count to our advantage
f It discourages the irresponsible
braggadocia which rates one Yan
kee as good alway!for half a dozen
Boches. It will count o our advan
tage if it smds the dream that we
have only to sit tight and wait until
extraordinary genius now workng si-
ently somewhere within our bord
ers discovers and develops some new ,
engine of warfare which shell shatter
the Teuton millions at the pressing
of a key and drive them beaten back
beyond Berlin. It will count to our
advantage if it stops forever the
hesitation, the deay, the politics of
jealousy, the crlmitlal waste of time
and effort which have kept us where
wo now are, fifty weeks after our
declaration of war intentions.
Heaven grant that this 'good may
come to our beloved country and flag
from the latest revelation' of Germau
strength, from the fact outstanding
and unmistakable! New York Sun.
' Trust our boys to take care of
their end of the game "over there".
What are you doing to take care of
your end of the game right here?;
CONSISTENT MR. BRYAN.
It is eutirely consistent for Mr.
Bryan to kick up a cloud of prohib
ition dust around a legislature that
is called in special session for the
exclusive consideration of war meas
ures. During air the years that
prohibition was making an uphill
fight Mr. Bryan was very careful not
to take sides; now that the battle is
practically won, he cannot restrain
his impatience for a complete clean
up. Mr. Bryan is consistent in an
other respect. He failed to grasp the
opportunity of his life to be of rea
assistance to the nation in its hour
of peril, and he is now continuing a
policy of petty agitation on minor
issues that is calculated to distract
attention from the prosecution of the
war. While it is true that the peo
pie of Nebraska have spoken on
statewide prohibition, they have had
no opportunity yet to express them
selves on the national isue. N This
opportunity will be given at the
election to be held next November,
and if the verdict is favorable, action
can be secured in an orderly and
proper manner within a year. It is
the height of impertinence for any
one whose slogan is, "Let the people
rule," to insist that a vote of rati
fication must be given now by ;i leg
islature which was elected without
any thought of such an amendment
to the federal constitution. The Re
publican is for national prohibition,
just as it is for woman suffrage, but
it insists that the real friends of
both measures should be satisfied
with procedure that will reflect no
reproach in the years to come, even
though a little more patience may be
required in waiting for results.
Aurora, Neb., Republican.
BUY A LIBERTY BOND.
If you don't think the war is over
buy a liberty bond.
If you wish to make a small invest
ment in the welfare of your country
buy a libery bond.
Jf you believe you ought iisome
way help win the war buy a liber
If you wish to. feel that you are a
part of the great crowd of Ameri
cans who are helping to win the war
buy a liberty bond.
If you can figure out that it con
cerns you whether we win or lose
the war buy a liberty bond.
If you can find any satisfaction in
feeling yourself a loyal citizen
buy a liberty bond.
If you don't feel you ought to let
somebody else do all the fighting and
money raising for you buy a liber-
If you do not wish to feel that
you are selfish and wanting, in a
slight sense of obligation to the
country buy a liberty bond.
If you do not wish to be classed
among those without pride in .heir
native land buy a liberty bond.
If you wish to have a sound in
vestment that will pay more inter
est than a savings bank buy a lib
If you do not believe with the
kaiser that the mutilation of child
ren and the maltreatment of women
is a part of laudable warfare buy
a liberty bond.
If you feel it your duty as a mem
ber of organized society to rebuke
the egotism and blasphemy of asso
ciating the approval of God with the
aims of a physically diseased and
ethically bankrupt kaiser -buy a
If you wish to feel you are not
without the inspiration of love of
countrybuy a liberty bond. Chi
When a man misses his train he
feels like a shrimp, and he says he
decided to take the next train. The
kaiser missed the train that was to
get him to Paris April 1.
Ella-Wheeier Wilcox asks moth
ers to make their daughter's dresses
an inch longer. Maybe Ella has a
hunch that the old-fashioned rag
garter is coming back in vogue.
That boasted German "offensive"
reminds us of that other German
offensive" liinberger which isn't
half as bad as it smells. .
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WILL TOUR NEBRASKA 30 DAYS.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The-regimental band at Camp
Funston of which Roy Holly is a
member,' will on Friday start out on
a thirty days tour of this state, as
the members of the band are mostly
from ' Nebraska, giving entertain
ments at the cities of Nebraska. The
first place will be Hebron on Satur
day, "April 6th, while they will be in
Lincoln for two days on the 7th and
Sth, but further than those places
in the state it is'liot known where
they will play.
He Can Rest Fine" Now.
"I suffered greatly from kidney
and bladder trouble," writes F. B.
Fairbank, 55 Grand Iliver Ave., W.
Detroit, Mich. "Had to get up six
or seven times during the night.
Foley. Kidney Pills have worked
wonders and I can recommend them
as the best medicine I have ever tak
en." Tonic in action; quick, sure.
You should write or telephone at
once to A. IIOSPE CO. of Omaha for
their list of used pianos and for their
catalogues of new high grade guar
anteed player pianos ranging in
price from $395.00 up. They invite
correspondence and comparison.
C. E. Haynie was a visitor in
Omaha this morning, looking after
some business for the day.
who put hismoney into
r2r ' -
SOME PEOPLE WORK HARD FOR THEIR MONEY AND
SAVE IT ANDTHEN SOME DAY ALONG COMES SOME SLICK
STRANGER AND THEY INVEST THEIR MONEY IN SOME
SCHEME THAT , PROMISES BIG RETURNS AND LOSE IT.
IT CAN'T BE ANY GOOD OR IT WOULDN'T NEED THAT MAN
TO PEDDLE IT.
' IF YOU PUT YOUR iMONEY 1 IN THE - BANK IT WILL
GROW; AND YOU'LL HAVE IJ.
- WE CHARGE NOTHING FOR ADVICE.
" xWE PAY H PER CENT ON TIME DEPOSITS, AND .'3 PER
CENT ONXMAS SAVINGS CLUBrr 1 c"
J ' . COME TO OUR BANK.- ' 1 i ,
ITHE NEW BAN K.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES SO CENTS PER YEAR.
fir n o)
For Infants and Children.
SMiiers Know That
THC CCNTOUH COM'ANV. MEW YORK CIT.
MISS GRACE BEES0N IMPROVING
From Tuesday's Daily.
Miss Betty Beeson departed this
afternoon for Omaha, where sht will
visit with her sister Miss Grace Bee
son, who is at a hosptal there recov
ering from an operation for appendi
citis, for which she had an operation
for some time since. Mrs. A. J.
Beeson the ' mother has been with
her daughter since her going to the
hospital, came home for a short
time and Miss Betty will remain with
Miss Grace during the time.
OUT IN THE COLD WORLD.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Miss Vera Moore who has been at
Des Moines for some time past sent
there by the authorities, returned
here today, returned by the authori
ties of that place. This seems se
vere as the edict of fate when a little
girl, an orphan is shoved out of one
city and state into another and they
in like manner send her away to re
turn to from where she was sent. In
this 'world it would seem with its
broad acres, with its supposedly
Christian homes, filled with loving
people that this and other children
should find no resting place for their
weary bodies and aching heads, to
say nothing of tho sole hearts
Peter Halmes is. shipping a car of
cattle to the Omaha market, loading
them at Oreapolis, and will have
them on the market for the morrow.
M w II.
eres xne man
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