The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 16, 1918, Page PAGE FOUR, Image 4

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Che plattsmoutb lourril
ICrttTf.l at I'nsto.TJ. c. IMattsmouili. Nib., as second-class mall raatter
R. A. BATES, Publisher
Miss Spring Is having a hard lime.
r.ut she will drop down on both
feet short ly.
Then look for un over supp'y of
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And If your swatter is not ready,
you arc at fault.
Anyhow, Cermany has to look hard
In Austria's direction once in awhile.
Will IMattFniouth have. !f street
fair this season. We can have it if
we want it.
It is thought now that Governor
Neville will he a candidate for re
election. We hope so.
When you feel like saving a few
dollars', it is very easy to invest your
money in War Savings Stamps.
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Next to a newspaper tinned with
disloyalty, a minister loaded with
rtdition is the worst combination.
A hark yard full of tin cans isn't
ai;y worse in the spring fhan in any
other time of the year, but it looks
Tse your lown mower more. Act
ually sonic people don't seem to
understand- the use of these ma
chines. -:o:
Th'-re is always some coarse brute
standing around to laugh wlie.i one
woman says another can't talk abont
anything but clothes.
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A seasonable subject for debate is
the folio win.': with two women on a
i-ider: "Kesolved. That the Hen is
More Important than the Garden."
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We should ferl more like pledging
r.r heart and hand to May if we
v r nl still paying alimony and
h'-art balm to her capricious old sis
ter. Miss April.
"Ituy your real now," as Doctor
tlarfield suggests, and then pray all
iimiiiht thai Dr. Garfield will not be
Mueeded by a successor next fall who
will arrest you for hoarding coal.
There are .-evoral eases in this city
right now that are furnishing the
Fssips wish plenty to do. and their
tongues have been wagging pretty
lively the lar.t few days. The gossips
make a practice of ke'ping up with
the times.
The lMattsmoulh merchants are
enjoying their usual amount of
spring trade. Many of them are
willing to acknowledge that business
is much better than ever before in
i::any years, which Is very convinc-
ing that the saloon has nothlr.g o
do with making business.
Has HaDQ
f&r. if
A gully-washer would be a wel
come visitor.
Straw hats are slow coming
style thi3 year. .
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As we grow older we have fewer
Ideal3 and more ideas. '
s :o: '
Austria would he glad to lose this!
war and let whoever finds it keep it.
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A promising young man is
good but a paying one is a great deal
It is said that the Kaiser lira six
hundred suits of clothes, not includ
ing sack cloth and asheci and a
If you refuse to believe "Central'
every time she says the line is busy.
you shouldn't depend on her ro ab
solutely for the correct tljie of day.
Even if there is nothing much to
do in the meanwhile, the lime always
goes too blamed rapidly while you're
in the dentist's front oflice waiting
for the chair.
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Lawniuowrrs that run so quietly
that a woman can mow the lawn In
the early morning and not disturb
her husband are now generally ad
vertised by all thoughtful hardware
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Speaking of thrills, remember the
year you came up out of the grades.
where the teacher had always called
you Johnny, into the high school.
where .the principal " opened a iev
life chapter by calling you "Mr.
Smith?" ,
in oil operator says dry wells are
necessary now and then in order to
guide the development of rich fields.
It should be very comforting to those
who have invested in "dusters" to
know they have performed , sjch a
tcrvice to humanity.
There are thosewho refuse to be
lieve that a ukulele is a ru,usical
instrument, or that it can ever be
played as one. Evidently, though. It
can be done, since the Kansas Indus
trialist says: "Anyone can ler.rn to
play the ukulele who has nimble
fingers and a weak mind."
When we come to wearing paper
clothes, neswpaper suits will be fash
ionable for light summer attire- and
will be issued in editions. Thus, If
you board the street car in a 6
o'clock suit, while all the other pass
engers are wearing nothing later
than 5 o'clocks, you will be the center
of attraction all the way homo
Women's morning suits will be fea
tured with bargain sales on the skirt,
while men's suits will carry the war
news on the la pels ind the box scores
on the sleeves. '
The Murphy-Did-lts
Red Sox Ball Park
The "Murphy-Did-Its" is one o
the best known team in the Great
cr Omaha league and is composed o
veteran players. Our boys promise
to be m the best of trim and figh
hard to win. Boost the home team
3:00 SHARP
A short time ago there was a vio
lent fluctuation in the exchange
value of American and English money
in Switzerland which very much
puzzled financiers everywhere. On
account of the disturbance of trade
caused by the large decrease oE im
ports from America and Great Bri
tain, American money wa3 10 per
cent and English 16 per cent below
the standard. Then all at once it
began to arise and kept on rising un
til it was as much above par as it
had been below. It took some time
to discover how the demand for
American money had become so
great. It was finally learned that
here were several German bankers
n Switzerland each buying large
amounts. It took somewhat longer
to find out what those Germans want
ed with so much American money. Jt
was finally discovered that Germany
wanted the money for making pur
chases in Ukraine and Siberia, where
the people and the bankers refused
o accept the depreciated German
money at any price.
The Russian peasants arc supposed
to be very ignorant, but they know
enough to understand that the Unit
ed States greenbacks and national
bank notes arc worth their face in
gold in any part of the world and
they would have nothing to do with
that depreciated Germany money.
Those Russian peasants will only-
take British pounds sterling, and
American dollars, and this explains
the sudden eagerness.of the Germans
to obtain the currency of their great
est foes. World-Herald.
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Considering German impudence
and arrogance it is not surprising
hat the ruling classes of the empire
are already thinking of the next Ger
man war. A prominent Prussian
writer has even gone so far as to
write a book entitled "Deductions
from the World War," and says that
he lesson drawn from this war is
hat Germany must Increase and
strengthen her militarism. He urg
es a greater navy, a larger army and
more people to draw from.
And thus it is while the kaiser
would talk -of peace, he is sharpen-
ng hi3 sword for another and more
bloody struggle. Every sign which
comes from the central powers makes
t more plain to the allies that any
peace conceived in Potsdam is no
peace at all. It is merely a truce ?o
that the kaiser may strengthen his
military forces in preparation for a
new attack. Lincoln Star.
The New York World recalls from
tho diary cf Gideon Welles secretary
of the navy under Lincoln this senti
ment: "Worse than this, the envenomed,
relentless and unpatriotic spirit of
party paralyzes and, weakens the
hand of the 'government and coun
Everybody now knows that the
two campaigns, that of 18G2 an I that
of 1864 eeriously threat cued, the
effective prosecution of the war.
incro was no occasion for 11 cam
paign in either instance, excepting
that campaigns come jit stal ed inter
vals with ns, and cannot be legally
avoided. Nothing was for the good
of the union, while the possibility of
disaster was never greater. ,
It has been a most unfortunaSe
thing for England in thi; war that
an English government can be over
turned on any issue at any time
However flexible the English consti
tution may be in times of peace that
"very flexibility is its element of
weaknes in a gsreat crisis. L'oyd
George today must- constantly con
suit all the elements that go to make
his majority in parliament, and that
means that he must make conces
sions, for men in politics are always
selfish and always putting their per
sonal interests ahead of the country's
There is no reason why thero
should be an election in this country
this year, for anything more than to
fill the vacancies and attend to the
needs of local government. There Is :
Civ- in Time .
Every nrAhc: Lr.ows that cough and
cold, rejected, may lead to ths most
dread dbcsws. Croup, bronchilU, pn".ii
mor.i'i a:id consumption oltcc hare Uieir
be'inr, ia a slight cold.
Ths v'.-3 mother gives
Foley's Honey and Tar
at the f:rct signs of a cough or cr!d. Shs
knows it ctop cct:ghs quickly, puti a
soothing, healing coatirgon an inflamed
end tickling throat, end fiives a fcelir-J
c! warrnib and com fort l- t'ie suffcrer.
Mrs. I.!. K. fioMarb, Ai'.'lan.l. Pern., vrritct.
'Tolcy'j Ponpy ar.-l Tir is f'" bi: cotiflii avi
col J rt rr.edy 1 hive rvor tr'ed. Vhn my Vy.s
f'r t t rjlH on her chrt. I :ve bes aic
I v- I it rl.j-- :,ct richt
no national issue and the effort to
trump one up is a misdirected elfort.
Wo have an administration chosen
for two years and to harass it or cm
barrass it is merely to cut the ground
from under our own feet.
Inasmuch as an election must be
held it should be attended witn just
as little acrimonious debate as in
reasonably ' possible. The pcop?c
know now all they need to know.
rheonly thing to do is to stand by
the government until something
happens to seriously discredit our
part in the war. Dcs Moines Reg
ister. :o:-
Today on the western front men
of France, of Ilritain, of Italy, of
Belgium, of Portugal, of Bohemia
and of the United Slates are fighting
side by side. From the North ecu to
the Adriatic there is one great army
of freedom under one commander.
Behind thi3 army of many climes
and races, of differing tongues and
temperaments, there has been effect
ed an organization economic and in
part political such as the world has
never known.
The leagued natiom? have pcolcd
their material resources, harmonized
their aims and so subjected pride
and prejudice that with one accord
they follow the leadership t.f an
American in the realm of idealism
and 'a Frenchman on the field of
War has become a vast melting
pot. "What may come of the com
posite now in the seething caldron
of the western front?
We have heard much of internal-
ism in the last year, flio word has
gained a sinister conotaticn because
of its use by Bolshevists and pacifist
radicals. But while the theorists
who stay far from the firing line
have been talking glibly of iiur;rna-
tionalism, the welding of the iater
natlon of tomorrow lias been going
forward on the anvil of war.
Can we Believe that when pea'e
comes the ties that have been form
ed through the exigencies of a com
mon peril will be broken? Should
this happen, it seems to us, victory
will have fallen short of its full
The peace that is to be made upon
the foundation of victory must be
secured by continuing the community
of interest that war has created. Na
tions that have survived the suffer
ings and deprivations of this great
struggle, that have stood firmly
against the shock of force and the
subversion or intrigue, will have
qualified for a service-to civilisation
that they must undertake together.
That service must consist in the
better reconst ruction of the sh ttter-
ed world and the provision for its !
freedom and safety through a'.r the
year to ccrac. Denver News.
Out of a population of 35,000,000
France has mobilized 7,500,000 men.
Of these more than a third have been
killed, wounded and captured, but
3,000,000, are still rock like on. the
battlefront. A nation with such a
record is in a position to complain of
a much bigger nation later in tho
fight that is as yet dolngNso much
less.. But the French never crilicizo
U3 and speak only in praise. For ex
ample, Captain Tardieu, French high
commissioner, said in1 a recent ad
dress in New York: "By the huhd-
reds of thousands the soldiers of
America are now in France, and ev -
er:- week brings to our shores a new
etrcaci of khaki-clad boys." P.efer
ring' to needed supplies shipped to
the French, he added: "In every field
a complete, thorough and decisive
.American help is to be found."
In a similar rpirlt a French officer
ha just paid , a glowitig tribute to
the American soldier in the Paris
Temps, the cabled extracts being in
part as follows: "We have seen the
American soldiers at wck and it
shoull be told and retold that they
arc marvelous. The Americans are
foldicrs by nature, and their oii'cors
have an enthusiasm and Idealistic
ardor very remarkable. There is
the same spirit among the privates.
They ask questions with touching
good will, seting aside all conceit or
prejudice. Naturally they have the
faults of all new troops. The-" ' ci-po--e
themselves imprudently, lettirg
themselves be carried away by t-.eir
ardor. As for bravery activity and
discipline, they are marvelous, 'i tir
artillery will be and already '.? of
the first order. Too much prMse
can not be given their sanitary auto
mobiles, swift, stroirg, comfort lilc,
a vertiable godsend to us." Fr'mont
Tribune. .
It was a long time ago that Kip
ling wrote his nursery rhjme:
Oh, East is East, and West is West.
and never the twain shall meet
Till earth and sky stand presently a I
God's great judgment seat
lie didn't mean our East and West.
But lately we have been hearing his
words cpplied to them. And our
twain have met, upon the authority
of a traveler who has just made &
journey from the Atlantic to the Pa
cific and back. They arc fused to
gether, he thinks and he suggests
that they' do stand at the judgment
reat if ever a people did.
We in the East-have been heorinu
that tli is war that we arc waging
had tirred only some Americans, not
alh W.e have heard that this was a
war of the Eastern seaboard, and
that one traveling westward ?ou!d
find, day. by day, less thought of the
war. This traveler says that i nr.l
true; he says it vehemently and with
lie went west with that idea i:
his mind. And all along the Pacific
Coast he found a profound and touch
ing humility. lis people had, heard
this legend of their to
the war so often that they had come
to believe it. They asked him if it
were true that in the East folk took
the war more to heart. They said
they knew they -were far away, but
that they wer trying to do their part.
He tried to reassure them. He
told them that, man for man acre
for acre, they matched and outdid,
indeed, the East in all thai had to do
with the making of war. lie told
them that, of all the cities he lino
seen, Portland, in Orcgan, was do
ing most to work with Hoover for
the conservation of food.
And he told us how, in Arizona,
along the railway, in desert country,
he had seen Indians working in
their fields. These Indians had
doubled the area of land they had
put under cultivation.
"Don't talkto me of East and
West," says this traveler. "I've seen
America. That is all Just America.
I have ccn its camp fires burning.
I watched them from the rear plat
form of my train, coming across
Kansas. Little points of Ore, burn
ing in the darkness. I heard what
! Mmv wrim fi T-fia fnr hnrnlnp' tlim-
bleweed and corn shucks. Bu'. they
were the sentinel fires of the harvest.
I wish the kaiser could have seen
them. They might have taught him
enough to make him quit!" Col
lier's Weekly.
Write to the boys in the training
camps- but write letters of cheer.
Censor the discouraging items wher
ever you can. Your boy in training
Is apt to feel homesick, especially if
he's never before been far' from
home. T)en't make it harder for
him to stick by making mountains
out cf what may after all be 'mole-
; hills.
Just now the ho.cesick boy
,will be prone to exaggerate. Write
Ciiiidresi Cry
The- Kind You Have Always 'Bought, and which has been
!u cse for ovex thirty, years, has bcrne the signature nf
f st&C4, ri. Allow
illl Counterfeits, Imitations and Jast-ss-good " are but
Experiments that trifls vith and endanger the health of
Infante and Children Experience against Experiment.
Castcria is a harrslcs3 substitute for Castor OH, Paregoric
Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains
neither Opium, Morphine ncr other narcotic substance. Its
?.e is its Tuarantee. For more than thirtv years it has
been in constant use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency,
Vind Colic and Diarrhoea; allaying Fevcrishness arising
Ihorcfrcrn, and by regulating the Stomach and !towfl&; ai&s
ihe assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natural sleep.
'.Cho Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
senwne CASTORS A always
Ecars the
Is Dse ' For Over 30 Years
Tlio Kind You Have Always Bought
that mother is ill and he'll thii.k
she's dying. Write that the govern
ment allowance hasn't come, and
he'll think the home fclks are starv
ing. And that's the sort of thing
that causes desertions, and spells
trouble. Turn the cheery side of
things to the boy in camp. Keep him.
encouraged. Minimize vour petty
troubles or forget them. Dw.ll on
your pride'iu whar he's doing for
America.' Your boy is a man, taking
p, man's part'in. the fight. He doesn't
need ever to be coddled, but he does
need. cheer. Write often, and send
good news. St. Joseph News- Press.
There is one place where the Ger
mans excel. One has to admit th?t
no matter how much , argument' to
the contrary might be presented. Un
doubtedly the German excel in kill
ing women and children. Also they
are experts in hitting-churches. It
never was thought- necessary in
training ah American army to fight
that a make-believe church should be
constructed so he could practice fir
ing at it.' It never was believed a
part of the proper" program to hae
Do You (G ETT-
99 ..WASTE
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YOU AT ANY TIME. , ; . -
for F!etcher7s
ana nas ccea made under his per
sonal supervision sinr its infant
no One to fiorr iv
Signature of
dummies" dressed in female cloUiii'g
so the American fighting men cou'.d
become adepts at murdering moth
ers and slaying sisters. Such things
were unthinkable until German kul
turc came into public notice. Now the
kaiser, who claims to be the senior
partner in the firm cf "Ale und Gott",
seems to take a special delight hi de
stroying God's own places of wor
ship and God's own worshipers- How
proud the father and mother mubt
feel when Fritz comes . home for a
little period xf rest! They ask him
what he. has been doing, and ther
faces ligbt with pleasure when he
says:- "I had a fine day yesterday;
blew up three churches and killed
I don't know how many women ar.d
chldren. Hoch der Kaiser! India
aapolis News.
After May 1st my' prices on S. C.
R. I. Red eggs for hatching will be
$1.00 per setting or J4.50 per 1'.0.
Telephone Plattsmouth 4021. W. B.
porter, Mynard, Nebr. " ,
Buy your auto oils at the I'latta
mouth Garage, where you will fit
a complete line. '
State - , feeinfc
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