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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2. 1918.
PtATTSXIODTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Cbe plattsmoutb journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Knterrd at PostoRicc, Tlattsmouth. Neb., as second-class mail matter
R. A. BATES, Publisher
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $2.00
Kerucmber Friday, Sept. 13.
General Pershing's IJirthday.
Event will bo celebrated in Platts
Profitcers should be placed in the
fnnt line of the trenches. They
might do some good there.
War Savings Stamps the answer
of a great democracy for a demo
cratic form of government security.
It pays to fight for the 'Old Flap:.'
The boys in France say so. And
l hey expect to Keep on fighting for
it after they get home.
The Germans are again looking
around for a sufficiently broad and
dep river to get behind, and the
evidence all indicates that their ul
timate choice will fall on the Rhine.
Sme women are awful touchy.
A widow has brought an action
airain?t a paper which said that her
hu-band had gone to a happier (
In view of the present living
ii -ts is then anything essentially
: ii t i : 1 about those pay envelopes
on which are handsomely printed:
"Don't spend it all."
SI.ckr baehelordoin is saved the
trial of choosing between matri
mony and the army by Secretary
Pakrr's announcement that a wife
v i!l not be effective as a coward's
Dr. Sfratton says that "obi maids
are ;t result of man's undesirability."
Ha ; he never heard of tin1 excels of
v.oinen in tho population in most old
i oi'imunities. or is tin's a squint to
ward polygamy?" Tut, tut, doctor.
outit up the old bachelors first.
A Iloston doctor would promote
sanitation by teaching that all kiss
ii'cr, ihouM be done throush a hand
k rchief. Xo doubt about it, it
would make Kissing easier in some
i;i . In the others well, a fel
low ran say lie forgot to bring a
nn handkerchief, can't he?
C.crman prisoners say Ludendorff
i not able to undertake another of
ten ' on account of a shortage of
r.;;n power. Thi agrees with the
xpertatioti that the next German
ottVnsive will be a peace offensive
by propaganda. there being no
: hortage of liars in the German gov-
Hon. John Murtey should be rc
!'trd represetativen to the legisla
ture from Cass for many reasons.
First, he ha. resided in Cass county
altno.-t from infancy and has the,
true interests of the people at heart
and especially the farmers. Ilia
record in the last legislature demon
?f rates this fact. There may be some
little wli ippcr-fnappers that oppose
him because his brother is in the
banking business, but they do not
::ay a word in reference to his oppo
nent, who is a full-fledged banker in
every sense of the term. Anyway, a
man should reside in the county
more than a year or two before ho
becomes a candidate for .thelro
sponsible position of representative
Catarrh Cannot Be Cured
with XiCU APPLICATIONS, a they
cannot racti the. seat of the disease.
Catarrh is a lira! -iisoase. Kreatly tn-;Ken-ei
by constitutional conditions, ana
in ordr to euro it yu must take an
Infernal rm?dy Hall's Catarrh Medi
rine H taken internal! and acts thru
tie blood rt the mueoiis Bur tares of the
mi-stein. Hall's Catarrh Medicine was
nreTibed by one of the Ix-st physicians
in this country for years. It i3 com
tM.jed 'of some of the t-t tonics known.
mhjned, wi,h 8nrnn ot th b!t b,ood
ru.rifsprs The perfect combination of
ho nrrdlent.-. in HV, Catarrh MMi
in, is wat r"'jrrs FUCh wonderful
-J-SVs !r! catarrhal conditions. Send for
i;5jTm-VET& CO, r-rr?3.. Toledo. O
PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
To avoid matrimonial difficulties
don't get married.
It. L. Metcalfe says: "I riave no
kick coming. I told them to their
damnest and they did it."
Not only take off your hat to 'Old
Glory, but make the man next to
you do the same thing.
Germany intends to keep her "gas
section" at work after the war. Ex
cellent idea if they mean to use it
on each other.
Eighteen to forty-five is the edict,
and no excuses go. If you are unable
physically the examiners will find
that out before you go to France.
The democrats are well satisfied
with the nomination of Ex-Governor
Morehead for United States Senator
and there is no doubt about his
election in November.
Miss Jeanette Rankin of Montana
got two big for congress and want
ed to go to the senate, but she got
left, and will stay at home after
next March, where sho properly be
Germany is nut starving, neutral
observers say, but even so, it is not
likely they are exactly enjoying
their breakfasts if they read the
morning paper at breakfast time, as
we do in America.
Another thing which will not
brighten the German corner the
morning the Allies arrive in Berlin
will be when the Berliners look
around and find that the British
navy is still there.
A drop of eichteen or twenty de
grees in temperature means more
comfort, of course, but whether it
means more or fewer pink sweaters
on tlie street is a matter entirely out
of the masculine ken.
If Peterson, the successful demo
cratic nominee for congress, runs as
well accordingly in the general
election as he did in the primary in
Lancaster country, he will stand a
good show of being elected.
Every day you meet the fellow
who says he's so interested in the
war he doesn't even know who's go
ing to play the world's series this
year. Fellows like that ought to
know a lot about the war, but some
times they don't.
Everyone should prepare to as
sist in celebrating General Persh
ing's Anniversary, Friday, Septem
ber 13. There is not a more deserv
ing man in this or any other coun
try than General John J. Pershing,
the man of the hour.
Young women who so proudly
strode forth into the harvest fields
last June are now writing to the
beauty editors to learn what will
restore the skin to its former white
ness. Evidently threshing is over.
the corn crop is a failure, and the
Friday night literary season is again
Germany now proposes to over
come the inevitable prejudice
against German-made goods after
the war by leaving off the stamp
"Made in Germany." The poposal
represents quite a change in the
German attitude since 1914. Then,
you remember, they were going to
thrust their goods upon the world
with "Made in Germany" 6tamped
upon them in letters a foot high
The kaiser and Ludendorff may
imagine they lead public opinion
in Germany, but now . it appears
they are not to be compared, in that
role with a certain Frenchman nam
ed Foch. ' .
THEIR SENSE OF DEFEAT.
Day after day the Germans lose
ground. Even now in such an in
terval as normally follows each
stroke, they cannot regain a sta
tionary position. They have Just
been forced to evacuate Ribecourt
and their hold on the important
position of Lassigny is dubious. No
wonder that signs of discourage
ment begin to break out among the
German troops and civil population
The Kaiser and all his underlings
cannot conceal the news of a, defeat
on the western front for very long.
And like the two pigs under a gate,
two defeats make more noise than
one. The time has come then when
the Germans must regale themselves
on unwelcome facts. Long enforced
abstention from this diet makes the
process more disconcerting.
Every shock administered to the
German soldier's fighting spirit Is a
victory in itself. Troops sufficiently
demoralized become worse than use
less. Already the enemy is making
prodigal use of picked divisions be
cause of the broke nspirit of oth
ers. When the picked divisions find
they are being exposed unduly,
their resolution will also fall below
par. The whole psychology of vic
tory is involved; the change in
sentiment is considerable and visibly
goes on in the Allies favor.
The war can be won on the west
ern front in 1919, General March ad
vises the House Military Committee.
Yes, but first it must te won in Con
gress in 191 S. If once Congress will
promptly bow to necessity and ac
cede to the War Department's re
quirements as to men. Secretary
Baker and General March both un
dertake to have eighty divisions in
France by June 30, 1919. With this
force to assure superiority we shall.
as General March further says, force
the fighting and knock out Germany.
barring tinseen setbacks, before the
This comes from the lips of one
who is not a prophet but judges with
heed to many considerations known
to us all. The German army is
groggy at this moment. The tac
tical method for breaking through
the intrenched front has had its
test and proved itself sufficient. The
Ally armies enjoy superior direction.
There lacks only the preponderance
of men to press their advantage.
Would that we could supply those
men at thi sminute. Let us trust
that we may maintain the advan
tage over Germany till they arrive.
Let us above all hasten the creation
and dispatch of the additional forc
General March fortells victory in
1919, with one great "if". It rests
with Congress to change that "if" to
a positive certainty of eighty divi
sions in France by next June 30.
WISE AND F00IISH SPENDING.
There is need for a renewed cam
paign throughout the country to
combat foolish and lavish expendi
ture, so that money and materials
may be saved to aid in winning the
war. A recent investigation made
by the Council of National Defense
shows that among certain classes of
wage earnes wasteful spending is
now on the increase. The evil is
noted especially among women and
is more prevalent in the South and
West than in the East.
The problem is a difficult one, for
its roots lie deep in human nature.
The maid servant or the millinery
clerk who is earning in munitions
factory double her old wages can
not understand tlje sentiment which
would prevent her from enjoying
what she considers the fruits of her
good fortune. She may be induced
to place a part of her wages in War
Saving Stamps and . Liberty bonds.
but most of it will go for cheap fin
ery. It is inevitable that there
should be a new demand for face
powders. Jewelry and women's dress
es. The story is an old one. War
will always bring sudden gain to
some, and sudden gain will always
produce extravagance. The Anieri
can Revolutionary gazettes are fill
ed with warnings against wasteful
ness and denunciations of the weal
thy speculator who puts on his
daughters backs the value of a good
It is to be hoped that the increas
ed earnings of the American work
ers will establish for them a new
and higher standard of living. A
nation can have no asset more val
uable than an intelligent, vigorous,
efficient laboring class. The entire
country will benefit if the working
man places his money In the things
that elevate and strengthen. The
campaign which is being waged
against extravagance and waste
should teach the people not
only how to save money, but how
to spend it with discrimination and
RES0LUTI0NS OF RESPECT.
Whereas, That Elic C. Munger of
Caney, Kansas, who was a member
of a Machine Gun Company of the
89th division, who are fighting for
their country and for the sake of
humanity and Civilization of France
and some time in the month of July,
was killed in action.
And Whereas. Elic C. Munger,
formerly resided in this county and
was a member of the Farmer's Un
ion Fairview, number 103.r, of this
county, and located in Eight Mile
Grove precinct. Cass country, Ne
braska, and was an excellent man in
every respect, and a one hundred
per cent American.
Be It Resolved. That in the los-
of Elic C. Munger, this country has
lost an honest and upright citizen.
a patriot, and soldier of worth and
courage, and his family a member
who was ever tender and true, to the
members, thereof, and this Farmers
Fnion, a member who was ever
alive and awake to the interest of
the Union, and its members, and ev
ery man who was in need a friend.
Be It Resolved. That it be the
sense of this Farmer's Union that
we cause a copy of these resolutions
to be spread upon the minutes of
this Union, a copy sent to his sis
ter, living at Caney. Kansas, and
also be published in the Plattsmoutb
JACOB W. TR1TSCI1.
FRANK E. WOOD.
MRS. GEORGE LISTON DIES.
From Friday's Pail. v.
Mrs. George Liston. who formerly
was Miss Leal ha Hall. of Rock
Bluffs and later was know as I.eatb i
Burnett, as she was a step daugh
ter of Mr. Burnett, died a few days
since at Council Bluffs of a gasuou-
cancer of the stomach, which caus
ed intense suffering. Mrs. Liston
leavs a husband and two children
to survive her. She will be remem
bered by many friends of former
years at and near Rock Bluffs.
The following proposed amendment
to the constitution of the State of
Nebraska, as hereinafter set forth In
full, is submitted to the electors of
the State of Nebraska to be voted
upon at the general election to be
held Tuesday, November 5th, A. D.
JOINT RESOLUTION to amend
Section one (1) of Article seven (7)
ot the Constitution of the State of
Be It Resolved by the Legislature of
the State ot Nebraska:
Section 1. That Section One of Ar
ticle Seven of the Constitution of tho
State of Nebraska be and the same
hereby Is amended by striking out the
"Second. Persons of foreign birth
who shall have declared their inten
tion to become citizens romformably
to the laws of the United States, on
the subject of naturalization, at least
thirty days prior to an election."
And Inserting in the place of tho
words so stricken, the following
"RarnnA. pAMnns of forpten hlrth
who shall have become citizens of the
United States by naturalization or
otherwise conformably to the laws of
the United States at least thirty days
prior to an election.
Sec. I. That at the general elec-j
tlon nineteen hundred and eighteen
(IMS) there shall be submitted to the
leotors of the state for their approval
or rejection the foregoing proposed
amendment to the constitution relat
ing to the right of suffrage. At such
at At inn on th Vmllot of each elector
voting for or against said proposed!
amendment, snail be written or prmiea
h nrrit! "For nroDosed amend
ment to the constitution relating to
the right of suffrage,'' ana "Against
said proposed amendment to the con
stitution relating to the right of
Sec. 3. If such amendment shall
be approved by a majority of all
electors voting at such election, said
amendment shall constitute Section
One (1) Article Seven (7) of the Con
stitution of the State of Nebraska..
Approved, April 9, 1918.
CHARLES W. POOL
Secretary of State.
AT THE T. J. S0K0L HALL LAST
EVENING, MUCH ENTHUSI
RAISE MUCH MONEY FOR CAUSE
Of the Liberation of the Czech-Slovak
People Now Struggling
From Friday's Daily.
At, the T. J. Sokol hall last night
there was a crowd outnumbering
any assemblage which has been in
that place for a long time. Not
alone was the crowd distinctive, but
enthusiasm and patriotism was one
of the most marked characteristics,
of the assemblage. The meeting was
under the direction of Mrs. Behlo
havy, J. J. Altman and James Dvor
ak, all of who were pronouncely
patriotic, and they had spared no ef
forts to make the meeting the great
success which it was. The music
which furnished free was one of the
pleasing features of the occasion.
The music being furnished by
Frank Janda jr., violin. Miss" Marie
Fitzgerald. piano; Cyril Kaline,
clarinet; Thomas Swoboda, cornet;
and Tonly Bajeck, traps.
A general good time was had by
all who love ; demonstration in the
line of patriotism and love of coun
try. An auction was held from the
donations, and a large sum was real
ized which goes to enhance the fund
for the National council which has
its headquarters at New York city.
These people are endeavoring to do
all thev can for the winning of this
war for humanitv and civilization.
The committee feels very thank
ful to all the members of the or
chestra and also the Sokol societv
for their willingness to aid in this
good work. Their kidness helped
the league to make a neat sum of
$10!.'J0 which when equally divid
ed between the American Red Cross
and the ('.echo-Slovak army will
amount to $.VI.K0 for each.
HEARS FROM GEORGE RENNIE.
From Frbla '. Daily.
After a long time of no news,
Mrs. Goo. W. Rennic received a let
ter today from her sou, Geo. Kcn-
nie, who has been in the navy since
the beginning of the war. Mr. Ren
nic has been in a hospital at New-
York for some-time due to the re
sults of an injury caused from an
accident which he was in. He had
left the hospital for a short time
and he is marly recovered, but will
have to return for a little more
CELEBRATES 14TII BIRTHDAY.
From Frlilny's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon, at the home
of Wm. Kriskey was given a party
in honor of their daughter Miss
Helen who was fourteen years old.
The guests arrived about two o'clock
;nd then proceeded to enjoy them
selves. The afternoon was spent in
playing games, dancing and playing
on the piano. In one game which
was played prizes were given. The
prize winners were Misses Helen
Slavicck and Julia Janca. Those
who furnished music for the after
noon were Misses Helen Slavicck.
Theresa Weber, Florence Olson and
Helen Kriskey. At a suitable time
delicious refreshments were served.
At a late hour the guests departed
11 feeling they had had a lovely
ime and wishing Miss Helen many
more happy birthdays. Miss Helen
received many beautiful presents.
Those who were at the party were:
Misses Florence Olson, Agnes Crad-
oville, Rose, Margaret and Alice
Egan, Kathryn Novotney, Rose and
Theresa Donat, Julia Janca, Francis
Krejei and Helen Kriskey. Some
of the guests after going home then
went to the dance, at the T. J. Hall.
After the dance, they concluded that,
they had had a lovely time on Miss
VISITED WITH FRIENDS HERE.
From Friday's Daily.
Henry D. Young and wife arrived
here last evening from the west,
where they have been for some
weeks past looking over the coun
try, seeing the mountains, and visit
try, seeing the mountains, and visit
ing at points of interest, like Pikes
Peak and Colo. Springs and Denver.
They stopped also at Hastings, Neb.,
here thev visited with her folks.
horn she had not visited for some
welve years. They were the guests
of J. M. Young of this city and Wat
son Long- of west of Mynard. They
J departed last evening for their home
in uuumwa, iovct.
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over thirty years, has borne the signature of
and has been made under his per-?V-t
sonal supervision since its infancy.
'f-ttcsuvz. Allow no one to deceive vou in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-good " are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment.
What is C ASTO R I A
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric,
Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains
neither Opium, Morphine nor other narcotic substance. Its
age is its guarantee, For more than thirty years it has
been in constant use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency,
"Wind Colic and Diarrhoea; allaying Feverishness arising
therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach and Bowels, aids
the assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
GEtwmE CASTORIA always
i Use For
Toe Kind You Have Always Bought
TMf NTAl'P CC'IPANV N F w V O K CITY
miim i: or ni:tti.i;mi:t.
ill tin- ('.MIlHV " t t -f I'iC-S 'UI!t',
.-'t:il.- .f N l'i:isk;i,
'-lillty of (';tss.
To J.-im.s l l.;itt:, oth.r
! :- on s i 1 1 1 i s t 1 ill tin' i.-lalf til'
Kmily A. I.;i!1;i. I -r .--- 1 :
i n i r;i I i 11 th" petition of S;imml !.
I..itt:t toiivirii; :i tin.il ( t l':niil ;hiI
.1 1 low ;i lire of liis jHcount 1 1 - I Ki this
oiut on tin- "Isl I;iy of Auvrust. 1 ! n 1 s .
;iml for l i.-t ri 'mi I ion of sni.l i st.it.' to
MH h i rrsnns lis ;iif iititlt-il tli r to.
It is li. it li.v oii if. I tliMt yon ami
.ill iK'ins i n t i' n t i-.l in .ii.l n.itt'r
iii:i. ;in. I !. :ti;ir ;it thf County
'oiut t. h. ln'!.l in ;in.l I'M- s.iiil onn
ty. on tl.t- !' 1 1 1 il;iv of S-;it .in l.r, A. I .,
I - 1 '.:( t 1" o'i o. k A. M., to show rails'
if any t hnr t.r. why tho prayer of tho
im t it ion.-r sIoi). riot l.r LCia ii t nl, jiimI
li.it not;. .' of l,he prii'lt ll y of sail!
pritjou arnl tl.r liearjuic tlirrrof
-:it ti to all prisons hitereste.l in sai'l
matter ly pu M i s!i in a ropy of this
ni'l-r in the I'i.'tttMiiotith .luiitial, a
Semi-Weekly newspaper printe.l in
sail roiitity, for our week prior to
sa i'l la y of hea r nr.
I witness whereof, I havo hereunto
I I inv haml ami the seal of sai.l Court
this ;:ist !av of Auunsr, A. I .. 1!US.
AU.KN .1. i:i:ksn.
t S. alt County .tii'l:re.
i:y Floirn.-r White, Clerk.
Danhoca in Children.
For diarrhoea in children one
year old or older you will f i is el noth
in.tr better than Chamberlain's Colic
and Diarrhoea Remedy, followed by
a dose of castor oil. It should be
kept at hand and given as soon as
the first unnatural looseness of the
Mrs. C l'. Harris was a visitor in
Omaha this afternoon, where she
went to accompany her little brother
Arthur Wentquist, to his home.
Arthur has been visiting here for
some time past.
i r ' v .- - i r. . . a m t. . m mTt m r-' 1 1 . ,v-. . t
THE BEST BOOK YOUR BOY CAN HAVE IS A BANK BOOK,
THERE'S LOTS OF KNOWLEDGE TO BE GAINED BY THE POS
SESSION OF MONEY.
YOU SHOULD TEACH YOUR BOY THE BEST LESSON HE
WILL EVER LEARN "THAT HIS MONEY IS HIS BEST FRIEND"
AND TEACH HIM TO PUT IT SAFE IN THE BANK.
SOME DAY THE BANKER CAN ADVISE HIM HOW TO IN
VEST IT AND HE WILL BE A RICH MAN.
WE ADD 3 1-2 PER CENT INTEREST ON SAVINGS AC
COUNTS AND H PER CENT ON TIME CERTIFICATES.
COME TO OUR BANK.
Farmers State IBank
THE NEW BANK,
OPEN SATURDAY NIGHTS FPOM 700 TO 9:00
Over 30 Years
GLK PIES PEAK
JOHN F. GORDER A WD FAMILY
RETURN FROM WEST AFTER
A TWO WEEKS VISIT.
I'roni Tli ii I's-la y's Iaily.
Last evening John F. Gorder and
family returned from the west where
they havo been for the past two
weeks, and where they ppont some
time with their friends C. Y. Bay
lor and family at r.ovina, Colorado.
The latter went to Colorado Springs,
and visited the places of interest
(here and climbed Tikes Peak, with
their Chandler car, making the trip
up in about two hours and a half.
The distance inside tho gate when
you start to climb being eighteen
miles. After coining down from
the mountain top, they went to
Denver and found a lot of stiff up
hill work from Colorado Springs to
Palmer lake. They found a good
down hill road then to Denver,
where they visited and returning
homo came via llovina and the way
they went out. In eastern Colorado
tho crops are fine but in western
Kansas badly burned, aud also cat
en by grasshoppers.
Flairs at the Journal Office.
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