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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER- 5, 1918-
PLATT3MODTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAE.
Che plattsmoutb journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Kntered at Fostoffice, Flattsmouth, Neb., as second-class mall matter
R. A. BATES, Publisher
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Keep the old clothes going,
IK) the needed sewing;
Though the hoys are far away.
The hills come home.
If there's still a lining
Through the old clothes shining
Turn the old clothes inside out
Tiil the hovs come home.
Winter is coining apace.
Prepare for it now in time.
C'oal is as cheap now as it will be.
And speeders keep up with their
spit-ding and with impunity.
Saturday was the day to throw
a.-ide that straw hat, but many will
not do it.
Herman peace is typical of a
iiic-clad cottage on the brink of a
If you live in a glass house, or
a 5:oue with many windows, be sure
:'T'.d pul! down the blinds as early
in the evening as is possible. A
word to the wise.
When the German soldiers go up
au.i:t the American troops they re
member Davy Crocket's coon and
conclude that their time has come
to unconditionally surrender.
It is alleged that an Indiana con
gressman recently lost Sl.'.rtOO in a
.-v. indling operat io:i and his const i
tu ms are clamoring for an investi-i-Mfiou
to find out where he got the
$ 1 '..OftO.
"The crown prince is safe," tele
graphs Papa Wilhelm to his wife.
And the crown prince will continue
t" be safe so long as he imitates the
tattle tactics of the celebrated Duke
P!a.-i Toro who always b'd Jns
soldiers from Ik hind he found it
Put away your old straw hat,
Panama or leghorn. The season for
v..,iring them closed officially Sat
urday. Men appearing on the
str-ets after September 1 in any
thing except a felt or derby will do
so at heir peril, for it". open sea
son now on the straw hat. Put
these are war times.
Monday Labor Day was the
dullest we have ever seen in IMatts
roouth. Several years past every
Labor Day we had a celebration
worthy of note every laborer in
the city taking part in the exercises,
with a big parade, etc., and people
came from miles around to attend.
Whose fault is it the business
ii '-n or the laboring men that we
can't continue to celebrate Labor
At a meeting of the democratic
state candidates in Lincoln last
Friday, L. F. Langhorst. refused to
aecept I he Chairmanship of the state
committee for another term, and A.
P. Pprague, who has been an assist
ant to the former chairman, was se
lected as chairman; Clinton J.
Campbell, secretary; A. V. Johnson
treasurer, and Dr. P. L. Hall, the
old wheel-horse, was selected as
ice chairman, to see that every
thing in the committee maneuvers
were carried out in the proper man
We offer One Hundred Dollar Tteward
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cured by Ha'l's Catarrh Medicine.
Hall's Catarrh Medicine has hen takn
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After you have taken Hall's Catarrh
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Lord Lansdown should be rechris
"Mother's wing" is the best shelt
er for any 16-year-old girl.
We have got to win the war. Only
use one teaspoon f til of sugar a day,
The Kaiser's setting of eggs in
Russia didn't hatch the kind of
birds he wanted.
The profiteers howl with the
wolves, bray with the ass and bark
with the hounds.
The French have taken Ham. and
while Ham is not Hamburg, it is
in that direction.
Don't be a finul slacker. Plenty
of of her w ays to lie selfish and mean
without descending to that depth.
No, the war is not over, but the
turning point has been reached and
the American boys helped to sharpen
The speeders get oft" with a $1"
fine in many places what do they
get off with in Plattsmouth? They
simply speed on homeward, that's
The war is certainly strengthen
ing our sense of national unity. We
realize that of course 1'ncle Sam's
nephews must all be cousins of each
Kxperience is a powerful instruc
tor, but it is worthless to the pilot
unless he first learns where the
rocks are located so he can steer
clear of them.
There isn't much comfort in the
statement that the theoretical rise
in tho price of coal Is the smallest
in a list of fifty commodities if
you can't get coal at any price.
Among the marriage licenses list
ed tho other day was found a groom
4S vears old. Xn reason is ventur
ed for this phenomenon, as the new-
draft law contemplates 45 is the
A presidential proclamation an
nounced last Saturday grants the
withdrawal of SS,f,71 acres of land
in northern Colorado from the for
est reserve and makes it subject to
Every member of congress who
voted for the exemption of members
of that bodv should be defeated at
polls in November. To take advan
tage of their positions thusly the
voters should not stand for.
The Germans, it seems al present
writing, are not merely going back
to the Hindenburg line: they will
be lucky if they are able to find
anchorage there. The line has been
cut at one end and is floating loose.
The German map that shows how
the U-boats are bombing our At
lantic coast and "striking terror
into the cities" omits the section
north of Boston, as "there are no
towns there large enough to bom
An American under 45 years of
age who is holding an office instead
of an army gun and yells "slacker,"
ought to be kicked to death by an
old, burro-tailed, scrub jackass, and
we crave to be the animal to do the
An American Colonel asked a cap
tured officer if the German privates
were told that they would be killed
if captured by Americans. "Why,
yes." replied the German officer
"don't you tell your men the same
thing about the Germans?" Nothing
so disconcerts a liar as the truth.
YANKS IT IS.
btars and Stripes (France): Nick-
names are not manufactured. When
they are, the "nick" doesn't stick.
Ten thousand of the world's great-
est thinkers working ten hours a
day ior ten years couldn't piaster a
nick-name on the American army!
that would stick ten minutes.
For the American army has al-
ready received its nickname over
here that nothing can shake loose.
Nothing more, nothing less, nothing
Ampripan nrmv if u'nen't rvirfullv
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thought out by any prearranged
mental lriv Tf was lnt- tho nick-
name everyone over here took for
Yanks, as applied over here, has
lost its old American turn. It no
longer means a soldier of the north.
It means a soldier from the United
otuies, i.uiin, cuuiii, vm uuu es.,
so long as he wears the khaki of
Uncle Sam and battles or works un
der the flag. It means Dixie and
Yankee Doodle rolled Into one. It is
the symbol of a united country that
points in mass formation towards
the Rhine and on beyond. It means
that 1S61 to 1SG5 is forgotton, de
molishcd, blotted out against the
mighty epoch of 1017 to a finish.
"Sammy" was a joke, and a pain
ful one. 'Buddy" failed to land.
The others hit the soapy chute with
equal eclat. One nickname alone has
withstood the shelltire ot discussion.
It is Yanks Yanks, representing
the north .south, east and west, any
thing wholly American.
You can't manufacture a nick
name in a century, nut one can no
booked to you in a day. Yanks it is.
Richard II. Edmonds, editor of the
Manufacturers Record, of Baltimore,
has been figuring out a way where
by Germany can find the money t,o
repay the Allies the cost of the war.
and has hit upon the plan of com-I
polling it to repudiate its bonded J
deht. This debt Germany owes to I
its own people and its repudiation I
would mean national bankruptcy,
which is what Mr. Edmonds would
see brought about as a punishment
no greater than Germany deserves,
as well as a guarantee that it will
remain helpless and quiet for at
least a generation.
"A prosperous Germany within
the "next quarter of a century," lit
says, would not oo a Mot upon
civilization and would show that
civilization did not have the moral
backbone and manhood to punish
A prosperous Germany within tho
next quarter of a century certainly
would look a little too much like a
premium on burglary, and the Al
lies probably mean to discourage
burglary. In lending their money
to their government the Germar.
people were investing in a get-rich-
quick scheme. They were perfect
ly willing to take the spoils if the
army could bring the loot back. It
was advertised in the most public
manner that what the army was
setting out to do armed and equip
ped with the money invested in it
by the German people was to rob
France. The scheme failed, where
upon the investors sought to get
a dividend by robbing Russia. The
loot there has been rather disap
pointing, and the only hope th
gamblers in the government's war
securities now have is to get their
bare principal back.
Shall they be permitted to .get it?
Shall the Allies allow this wreck
ed and bankrupt institution to pay
out its remaining assets to preferred
creditors, the Insiders in its own
conspiracy to rob, while the people
of France and the other countries
that have saved civilization should
er the billions of debt incurred in
Obviously that would be to treat
this speculation of the German peo
ple as a legitimate investment. It
would be to admit that the party to
a fraud has the same protection in
law as the intended victim of it. If
there are to be any preferred credit
ors of the German government sure-
ly they should be the Allies who
have been put to the cost of round
ing up the robber and recovering
the stolen property. K. C. Star
APPLIED EXPERIENCE IN RUSSIA
Blessed, to a certain extent, be
the name of Francisco Villa! Had
it not been for him and his various
colleagues in the work of Mexican,
disruption, how should we now
I know how to handle the problem
offered by the Uolsheviki?
111. UIVM lei St" tlaiUAL v Krtl IJl'IU
deemed tho anti-liberalism of the
I.. - . ....
I united states, in their acts of vio-
,ence nativc aml forti.MK.r
I ... ..... . . .
I witnin tneir dominions, out more
,(articuiariy in (hPir combination of
I (Jn(rinn of lihnml inn with :i Inni
of personal power, l'olshevik and
Villista show some mutual resemb
lance. Despite all superficial dis
similarities, such as the Bolshevik
chielv lack of sliin on horseback
and the Mexican leader's aversion.
to put it mildly, to writing with his
own hand, the resemblance holds
Therefore, when the Bolshevik
plays the outraged patriot upon the
landing of American and British
troops on Russian soil, the recollec
tion of the State Department will
turn back to the years 19 14-1 010.
and the relations this country then
had with Villa and his associates.
Manv mistakes r.iade in the Mexican
case have already been avoided in
our dealings with Russia. Mr. Hal
who did so much to make our Mox
icau experience rich and bitter, is
new well known and otherwise too
b:jsily engaged to attempt any in
terference in favor 'jf the Uolsheviki.
The friends and admirers they pos
sess over here are neither so promi
nent nor so perniciously onectu; !
as were those of tho Villistas.
It has amounted to a calamity fer
the party of Lenine and Trotzky
that these could not win ofheicl
American countenance or support.
It was evident that the I niii 1
States Government and public would
heartily rush to the aid of a really
emancipated Russia. The Bolshe-
viki counted somewhat on the Am
ican's impulsiveness and devotion tr
social progress to tempt him In:
supporting them against the Allie. '
interests. They needed this support
both for the money and supplies it
was worth and for the cloak of a -proval
it would cast upon their
questionable schemes. Their fail
ure to fool the United States was a
Tho following proposed amendment
to the constitution of the State of
Nebraska, as hereinafter set forth In
full, is submitted to tho electors tf
the State of Nebraska to bo vote 1
upon at the general election to be
held Tuesday, November 5th, A. D.
A JOINT RESOLUTION to amend
Section one i) of Article seven (7t
of the Constitution of the State of
Be it Resolved by tho Legislature of
the State of Nebraska:
Section 1. That Seetion One of Ar
ticle Seven of the Constitution of th.
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 romformablv
to the laws of the United States, in
the subject of naturalization, at leart
thirty days prior to an election."
And inserting in tho place of tin
words so stricken, the following
"Second. Persons of foreign birth
who shall have become citizens of tho
United States by naturalization or
otherwise conformably to the laws of
the United States at least thirty day
prior to an election. j
Sec. 2. That at the general elec-,
tion nineteen hundred and eighteen
(1918) there shall bo submitted to the
electors of the state for their approval
or rejection the foregoing propose!
amendment to the constitution relat
ing to the right of suffrage. At such
election, on the ballot of each elector
voting for or against paid proposed
amendment, shall be written or printed
the words: "For proposed amend
ment to the constitution relating to
the right of suffrage." and "Against
said proposed amendment to the con
stitution relating to the right of
Sec. 3. If 6uch amendment shall
be approved by a majority of all
electors voting at sucn election, said
amendment shall constitute Section
One (1) Article Seven (7) of the Con
stltution of the State of Nebraska.
Approved, April 9. 1313.
CHARLES TV. FOOL
i Secretary of State.
misfortune for them, a fortunate
thing for the world, and no doubt
was to prove a fortunate thing for
Russia itself in the long run.
all came of America's having been
pretty generally taken in once lie
fore, during the Villista movement
There are mistakes still possible
to make in Russia and likewi.se pos
sible to avoid. The American pub
lie knows by now a good deal about
the Villista business of a few years
ago. It is in a position both to no
ticc any repetition of old blindness
should such occur, and to appreciate
the genuine gain which our policy
toward noisy foreign anarchists has
made by experience. Our Allies like
wise, we b-jlieve, repose confidence
in the experience we now bring to
There was never such a thing in
the world before as the revenm
bill now before congress. The sec
retary of the treasury has called up
on congress to raise more man
twice as much monev as anv other
government has obtained in any
one vear from taxation. The amount
has been fixed at ?f!.linii,iiiO,)Oil,
not much below the entire bonded
indebtedne.-s of the country. At
first there was some opposition to
raisinir that amount oi money o
axation. but it seems to have al
most entirely disappeared. im
main argument is that it is much
.ettcr to provide for a large part of
the war expenses than to create an
norinous war debt, to be paid by
the siieeeeduitr melioration and 1)1'-
ome a handicap to prosperity. Then
he fact remains Hint the dollar:-.
bus raised will be much easier paid
than when war pr:ces cease, it will
not tal e halt as muci ot t:ie pro
lines of labor to pay the cost ot the
war as it prooaoiy woui-i ieu ii
wenty yours from now when prices
It is expected that the govern
ment expenses during tno coming
ear will be $1,000,000,000 and
hi:; bill provide for tho paying f
one-third with proceeds of taxation.
If the war is won In-fore the mili
tary experts have predicted and ii''
that. much, is expended, provision
should be made to apply the ur
plus to reduce t lie war debt. None
of the allies will bo ir as good a
financial condition at the close of
tho war as the United States. Franc-.-with
a largo part of her territory
made a desert and Belgium with
only a piece large enough to make
a good sized farm left undestroyed.
will be in tlit worst condition. But
France and Belgium will havo the
giMd will of tho world and in the
end become pro.-perons. J'ayas you
go is a good rule in private affairs,
and il should be followed as far as
i reasonable by governments.
We need a lot of things.
Believe victory! Think viclory!
Preach victory! '
Those who are unable to find Ber
lin on the present war maps arc ad
vised to have patience.
It is said that Kaiser Bill wan's
to be the hut King for Germany.
And it looks like ho would get his
When a girl gets hold of a young
man's heartstrings she proceeds to
tie them in a beau knot.
Use sonic of your spare time writ
ing to a soldier. You never can tell
he may got your letter.
Patriots will register promptly.
Others must or pay the penalty all
up to 4 5 years of age. No excuses
The crowned heads of Belgium
went to England in an airplane. We
supposo an ace took the King and
Several well-known neutral coun
tries are about due to discover that
they are angry because Germany has
been sinking their ships for three or
four years flare up, as it were.
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: siniilatintiliielbod by KcS"13.
Thereby Promoting Digestion
Cheerfulness and KcsLumwu
ncither Cpiuin. Morphine nor
Mineral. :s ot a" "
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rue (rsTM-n Company.
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b'aif of Vr'rsr-pcr.
Ikichelors get it in the nock this
t iino .sure!
Many old bachelors will fall into
line at the next call.
A selfish man's best friends are
those who do not know him.
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General Ludendorff s initials are
1'. O. presumably .stand for I'hlicker
Will, if a congressman does not
xenipt himself from the draft, who
Estimates of the corn crop show-
steadily decreasing figures. Keep
When a husband says to his wife.
'Come, now, let us be candid about
this thing!" he has just thought of
Just because I'rince Rupprecht is
going homo to bo married is no roa-
(iii whv he should take his army
back with him.
German military critics report
that KudendorlT is drawing Foch on
ind "weakening" the Allied armies,
fhis weakness will bo more notice-
iblc from now on, we take it.
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saving 'h?A puiiin
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 31-2 PER CENT INTEREST ON SAVINGS AC
COUNTS AND 4 PER CENT ON TIME CERTIFICATES.
COME TO OUR BANK.
Farmers State Bank
THE NEW BANK.
OPEN SATURDAY NIGHTS FROM 7;00 TO 3:00,'
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For Infants and Children.
Mothers Know That
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IN THE TRENCHES
From Tuesday's Pally.
t C. Parmele received a letter
from his son Pollock, which was
written from the front line trench,
where Pollock was four weeks ago
when the letter was written. In the
letter was a portion of the wings
of a. German plane, which they had
just shot down, a short time before
the letter was written. He told
about having purchased a bundle of
straw to make a bed, and having
built a lire to purify the air in the
dug out where they were located.
.NOTiri: OF FIXAI, S KTTIj km k. t.
In tli County Court of Cas County,
St;tt of Nebraska,
County of Cass, ss.
To Janus I. I.atta, and all ntlwr
iH-rsnns interested in tlic estate of
Kmily A. L.atta. deceased:
n reading the petition of Samuel O.
I.alta juayinjr a final settlement nnd
allowanee of lu's account liled i:i tins
eourt on the "1st day of Aucust.
and for distribution of said estate to
such persons as are entitled thereto.
It is hereby ordered that you and
all persons interested in said matter
may. and do. appear at the County
Cunt to be held in and for safd coun
lv. on the !th day of September. A. IV,
litis. at 10 o'clock A. M., to show cause
if any there be. why the prayer of the
petitioner should not be jjranted, and
that notice of the pendency of said
peition ami the liearinff thereof ln
yiven to all persons interested in paid
matter by publishing a copy of this
order in the I'lattsmouth Journal, a
Semi-Weekly newspaper printed In
said county, for one week prior to
said day of hearing;.
I witness whereof, I have hereunto
set mv hand and the seal of said Court
this yist dav of Ausrust. A. r.. 1918.
ALLKN J. BKKSON.
(Seal) County Judjre. "
Hy Florence White, Clerk.
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