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THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1919.
rLATTSMOUTn SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Che plattsmoutb journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Kntered at PofitofTice, F'attsmouth, Neb., as second-class mull matter
R. A. BATES, Publisher
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Farewell, Old Year.
Out goes the old year.
Tho days are setting longer.
A model husband can't help it.
To understand how to manage a
man. madam, is not to understand
As creeds get more and more lib
eral hell becomes harder and hard
er get into.
It is better to be called than re
WROTE A PEACE
Give us more snow to make going
Indications point to a line crop of
wheat next year.
Don't forget to turn over
new leaf you promised to do.
of millionaires are c;uite
really, in their studies.
In 1S71 Germany wrote a peace
and imposed its terms on France.
In view of the estimates that the
war expenditures of the allies have
been $120,000,000,000 what Ger
many did is of interest.
At the beginning of the war, in
July, 1870, Germany had 384.000
then under arms, and by November
by which time she had won deci
sive victories, she had 423,000. Lat
er the enrollment in her armies was
raised to S35.000. Of these she
lost 28,000 in killed and 101,000
wounded and disabled. What did
this military effort cost, and what
did she ask in payment?
According to Sir Hubert Gin'cn, a
that ' hisb. statistical authority, her di
rect expenditures on her military
establishment were $;!30.000,000.
She handed in and collected a bill,
no German property having been
destroyed through invasion, for
S 1 ,000.000,000. No wender Maxi-
without legal forms and simply as
an act of war.
The point is an interesting one,
and since both side: agree that the
ex-kaiser must be punished, the
outcome of the discussian can be
awaited with equanimity. There
is another point, however, that also
appears to have a bearing. Charles
and Napoleon both were in the
hands of their enemies, while Wil
liam has sanctuary. Before he can
be punished, either with or with
out a trial, the Allies must get pos
session of him. And it may be sus
pected the fugitive himself will
prove a great stickler for law on
that point. K. C. Star.
THE GREAT DELUSION.
i It lock - as if a lon and terrible
pis co may be approaching for Eur- ni'l.iu Harden, in the days, whe-i Ik
; cat do
Bob i. V.
. ..!? tl- )! i! .: ln-viki no
only ! n- t Know 'viiat they wan
but d'ja'r v.uiit (o ";now.
Tii siutoUts and farmer.-" should j husiness
be-ia to think about better road.it
as early in tie spring,
"A wi.i:,- chri.-rm
. Hi- .; or.: .
N i.i : n cm I ., 1 1 ,
s n:.i'...-s a lean
Ii"jK'd til'.' old
v.-;:-. uniting t;. rr.iany to ;.; to v. a
;.iair.. . xelainied : Th-' n:.i.-t pro; ;
;:! ! achievement of the (Ijrman-; ii
th.' in .'eei.tn (eulury v as th wi
eal as l.e v..tn!
sT'J." Not sat I-died wit;, t l.v
i i,:nre of two of the richest prov
,;n i.T France. Gr:na:iy comp-.db.-d
a.i tiiey can
riattsmout h is a good town now,
nt l.-t.s r.ake it a gr at deal better
J in Ibl'J.
No, thank you, sir. We are ready
for any reasonable task, but not the
one of teaching the Turk3 the art
After a man succeeds in printing
one kiss upon a girl's lips it's an
easy matter to run off a large edi
tion. Ask your wife.
The flu has abated fcomewhat in
IMattsmouth in the past week. And
we hop- it will continue in th?
Kod work, "until the last armed
foe has expired!"
Remarkable, isn't it, the number
of dolls that got into stockings this
Christmas, considering that Ger
many was the only country that
knew how to make 'em.
No room for slackers when our
boys across come home. They will
all get their old jobs ir they want
them, and the most of them will be
very apt to want them.
It is officially announced that
there will lie no more Red Cross
drives so let us make it our business
to see that every person in Cass
County enrolls as a member in the
last drive. All you need is a heart
and a dollar.
The Indianapolis Star suggests
that the shipment of 119.000,000
cakes of soap to Europe "sounds as
if we are preparing to get into con
tact with the Bolshcviki." No
doubt the Bolsheviki may be hung
ry euough to eat it.
A model young man was Hev. J.
M. Ilelezrne. fonio.-ily of Louisville,
who di-d from the (fleets of an op
eration for appendicitis. Death
truly loves a shining mp.rk in th"
pacing of this yunr-'r 't an. A
t be dealt!, or even if in the same : i vr prostrate enemy to pay her
f.jr every $1 the highway undertak
ing had cost. If the Allies were to
compel Germany to drink as she
mixed when she had a chance, every
German acre, every German factory,
every German machine would have
an alien owner.
-The pro-German remnant in this
country speak of reimbursement for
war expenditure as implying a puni
tive indemnity. It would not bo
punitive. To levy a punitive inuen
nity it would be necessary to do
what Germany did in 1S71. when.
after deliberately provoking the
war, she exacted three times as
much as sho spent. So far no one
has even suggested a punitive in
demnity to be paid by Germany.
OF INTEREST TO MR.
We have heard of mechanical
milkers, but annexing a dictagraph
to the cow is a new style in agricul
Has Mr. McAdco's live year "non-
political" railroad plan any refer-
ence to the fact that there will be a
Presidential election in 1H24?
The long range bombardment of
I'aris reaped 19 lives for its ICS
hots. But the final cost to Ger
many will not be measured by the
expense of making the gun and its
The question these days is not so
much what your income is as how
l)is:cussion in England of the fate
of the ex-kaiser, which is occupying
ious as the stuff thev sell.
lut :!:, aw.T
It .'.hoa'd haw ',,-i-u pointed in'
to M" ix-k.ii.-.-r V. :i . - I v thV.
while l;f v.s ei! i i.i: bis C!:risn.y
dinner in exile n,::::y mi'.-s from
Paris. th President if t!o- Fnlteu
States raipht have eaten his in Ger
many, only Mr. Wilson di'Tu't con
sider Germany any piace to be eat
ing a Christmas dinner.
Btte of Ohio. City of Tcle Jo.
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he
Is senior partner of the Arm of F. J.
Cheney & Cs.. doing business tn the City
ct Toledo, County and Etate aforesaid,
and that eaid firm wiil pay the sum of
ONE HUNDRED DCLLAPS for each
and every cose uf Catarrh that cannot re
cured iy the use of If ALL'S CATARRH
MEDICINE. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before i.-io a-r.-i subscribed In
my rresence. Cta coy of December.
A ID . ISSi A. V. CL2.1SON.
Si-at .eta; Public.
Hail's Cat'. rh LTo i'lnijt is taknn In
ternally and rr, : ' t":e Klood on
the ilucoun Serf.' -t tao Li.-s.tixn. Send
far ta'Urrorlt :.
V J. a: ::;" - -o.. Toledo. O.
8eM ir .'. .:: - .
Htn :' "t3..?atlon.
much beyond it you have to livo to ; a prominent dace in the uress of
keep alive. We often wonder what that country, has developed a divi
the butchers buy one-half so prec-lsdon of opinion over the rather im
portant point, as it would seem, of
whether he should be tried and
punished or punished without trial.
The paradox of the controversy is
that those who contend that there
should be no trial assert themselves
as sticklers for forms of law- and
present solid argument to show that
those who are for what appears, on
the surfcae of it, to be the orderly
procedure are, in reality, urging a
process outside the law. The advo
cate? of the first proposition con
tend that inasmuch as there is no
law and no tribunal that can reach
the culprit, the supplying of them
would be a violence to law, an ex
post frcto process, that would be a
scandal to justice.
Nor, their reasoning runs
necessary to iro to these
lensrths to execute justice upon Wil
Armistice Wins King a I)rin"i
George V. Has First Champagne
Since 1915. Headline. His Ma
jesty should come to this country on
a lecture tour next summer and tell
just how a real drink tastes.
A conservative and our radical
friends say we are a Conservative
is a person who is so fundamentally
radical, so instinctively primitive,
that he wishes to see the present
condition of anarchistic capitalism
Border reports have it that the
resurrected Villa is planning a raid
into the United States to "try out
the temper of the Government- If
he does he may learn what the peo
ple, instead of the Administration,
think about it.
President WiN'ui is 'mailing a hit
Ai:ii ih.- Freiifh. ilis ii!-;ils for h ' '
, The corresponded' of the London
; Times with the Briiisii army of oc
cupation on the Rhine reports that;
agents who have lived in England'
are at work di.-sciiiinaiing bolshe-
vik doctrines anions the troops. The j
!':t may bo accepted without, at-;
tributing any of the responsibility
K 11. i present German governnie:i ".
which is battling for its life against
1 t-i -ihevisTn ;.t ho:a . It not neccs-
rny for the Germans to preach bed-t
s I- v ; - :n to the British troops. There,
a:o plenty of British eoli-lieviki to.
d t iso work wiliingly and gladly.
Bolshevism is the one overshad
owing issue which. Europe now con
fronts. Everything else is second
ary. German militarism has been
destroyed, but it was not destroyed
until Europe was exhausted econom
ically, and bolshevisni is the direct
product of economic exhaustion. The
Central Powers broke down before
i any of the allies except Russia went
under, but tho difference in time
was not so great as it might ap
pear. Except tor the economic pow
er of the United States, the allies j
would have collapsed first and Ger-
, many would have been nominally
the victor, but even in that case the
bolshevik problem would have been
Civilization cannot destroy all its
accumulated wealth and wreck all
it.s resources without paying the
H0HENZ0LLERN I I,nce and bolshevism threatens to
I be the price. It will inevitably be
the price unless there is enough
statesmanship in Europe to deal
wisely and sanely with a situation
that increases in gravity daily.
Bolshevism cannot be checked by
impassioned harangues about the
sacredness of property. Millions of
men have "been engaged for more
than four yeas in destroying both
life and property under orders from
their governments, and they are no
longer impressed with the sacred
ness of either. No government any
where has as yet presented a recon
struction program that makes any
real appeal to them. The one defi
nite thing that, they understand p
that food is .scarce and that some
people are much better off than oth
ers. It was a de-perate German
autocracy which first invoked the
spirit of bolshevism. aided and
abetted, to be. sure, by the dinlo-
is it i malic stupidity of the allies in deal-
wit h the Iiusian revolution;
Go Ahead With Your Plans:
That is the advice of the War Industries Board.
Maybe you have hoped that another 3 ear would see your plans of a new home
Those hopes can be a reality
Building Restrictions Have Been Removed On
All farm and ranch buildings
All schools, churches, hospitals and public buildings costing not more than
All new homes costing not more than $10,000.00
Now is the time to plan. Let us help you do it.
THE f.IELTLw POT.
Among the many post-war prob
lems which tonfront. the nation one
of the most important is the Amer
icanizing of America. The war has
made painfully evident the danger
! which threatens from the masses of
foreigners within our denvrs.
While there are many agencies
that can be employed for amalgama
tion the press, the rostrum, pat
riotic societies the most powerful
and natural agency is the public
school. There, "all children must in
the future be taught what it means
to be American citizens, the priv
ileges that citizenship confers the
duties it entails. They must be
made acquainted with the frame
work of American institutions and
instructed in their workings. They
must learn the story of the slow
development through the centuries
of the principles of liberty, the
struggles it has entailed, the sacri
fices that have been made for it.
They should be made to understand
how priceless is this gift which has
been handed down to them.
TIME TO APPE0ACH MEXICO.
lawless j in-
Lee surrendered in April, 1,S 65;
in November, IS Go, Seward brought
friendly pressure to bear on Na
poleon III. to effect the withdrawal
of the French from Mexico. In
January, ISf.fi. Napoleon agreed to
a gradual withdrawal of the
No sabre clanking was heard. All
passed in an amicable spirit. But
if Seward had made a similar move
in 1S6:J. when secession's successful
armies stood between Washington
and the Mexican border, would Na
poleon have shown the same obllg
ii'g spirit? Seward and l.lnruln
certainly thought mt.
The lesson of thi.' bit of history
bears on the importance uf li.uut
ling the Mexican ioi-r t inn ulieu
arms are in our l:aiols. When tun
available force i: u in ln-i t wnnti iSii.t
(i)0 regulars, niitlur llm-iln ih.i
Villa nor 'airaiia till mt lull in
nit no German autocracy was need- i r(,ii.siler
Ilis punishment can be ic-j,( to spread the fire. The danger
.Xlliilir.iu li,.,ln t'l
With ti.illi..in t.r
coniplishcd as an act of war. Fer j 'i-.- .steadily increased since juuker- ; :-!ii; trn . -. nmb r ,u n.u (..
this '!'v cite the proceJ'-nt of Na-l-nm v:is overthrown, and in resist-!, p ,, ilt iiii. .,f ii... -
The German people seem to rest
under the remarkable delusion that
when the armistice was signed their
armies had not actually been beaten
in the field. They still possessed
some speakers and writers say.
many lines of defense to which they
could have retired, and had not
revolution at home forced surrender
they could have fought on indefi
nitely. This attitude is similar to
that of the Confederate soldier who
remarked to his captors at Appomat
tox, "You all think you have beaten
us, but we have worn ourselves out
beating you all."
All evidence tencs lo show, all
jiilitary authorities agree, that the
second week of November found the
German army thoroughly defeated
and facing complete destruction.
The unending series of hammer
blows which Marshal Foch had
dealt it, one after the other, with
out cessation for four months, had
mauled it into complete submission.
Its unprecedented losses in men. in
ordnance, in munitions, the capture
of its most important strategic posi
tions and of one of its two main
lines of communication had made
further resistance impossible. The
Germans surrendered because they
had to surrender, because to fight
on would have meant annihilation.
ilad this not been the case, had
it been true that Hindenburg was
capable of keeping the field indefi
nitely, surely it would have been
a strange psychology which made
the German people see in this
a matter of pride. To contend
that their army tamely laid down
its arms, that it admitted that it had
had enough, before it was compelled
by defeat to do so, is to accuse it of
cowardice, of the worst kind of
cowardice, of that moral cowardice
that never manifests itself In the
hour of victory but cries out In fear
upon the approach of adversity.
The world has never beheld a
more pitiable spectacle than the
tame surrender of the powerful Ger
man fleet; can the German people
find comfort in accusing their army
of a Lke craven spirit? Far better
would it be to face the truth and
admit that their boasted army, the
military machine upon which their
whole system of autocracy and. im
perialism was based, had been final
ly and decisively conquered.
An idea is not always to blame.
for the people who believe in it.
Next spring's hats, the milliners
says, are to nave wide, noppy
brims and are to be "trimmed with
stripped pattern, or bearing a broad
CLanberlain' Cough Eenedy.
Before using this preparation for
a cough or cold you may wUb to
know what it ha done for others.
Mrs. O. Cook. Macon. III., writes. "I
have found it giTes the quickest re
lief of any cough remedy I have
ever used." Mrs. James A. Knott,
Chillicothe. Mo.. say "Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy cannot be beat
for coughs and colds." H. J. Moore.
Oval, Pa., says "I have used Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy on several
occasions when I was suffering with
a settled cold upon the chest and it
has always brought about a cure.
la'-tiVg p"ac.- :-e::i to coincide vjrh
the;r'. , ::.'! hi:: si;:i!- i, tl.( talk of
:ft and 'Toddy were
yl of voiein. ti:i I r exuberance, s
it loi-kK as if tliis is the land of
"suji!i:;g Pr'-sHon's." Wil--on's smile
is gracious, Taft's was jovial, while
'Teddy's' was "delightfully" force
ful between his teeth.
Tl.e story that the Czar is still
alive has been a bit late In appear
ance, but it was to be expected. For
the next fifty years the "late Ci;ar"
will turn up, here in Europe, in
more than fifty-seven varieties of
reincarnation, both as lunatic and
plain fraud. The opportunity is
greater than that of the "lost
1'auph.in," or even the famous Duke
of Bilgewater. But most of the
world will be ready for him. It
has lost a good deal of credulity in
the last half century.
-v. in Tit .
: 'incut . wii hour
; lie . t r i - . .
and !'ii. ;,''!,(''
vi ! ia-r i: n y !: w ."i lint p'm or
I-riiu-ihg him bef.re any tr.M-un il.
military or civ il v. ii houl even pre
ferring any ciiarg- .z.-.inst him
thippe.l him off to lifelong c:i!e.
Tills was an everci.se of -the rip'nt
and power of the victor in war and
was not pretended to be under legal
forms. As such it stands in history
in much better liyht than the meth
od by which the jui'ea of Charle.
I accomplished his punishment. He
could have been put to death as an
act of war, for his person was In
custody of the victors of war. In
stead, they sought to reach th-ir
ends by legal procedure and tried
him under a law that didn't exist
and before a triburfal that was it
self illegal. Ilis beheading. al
though it followed a trial, was more
lawless than if it had been done
p jvcrmn - ni
o-Tf-irjulng as ureal
ih" British, t In
Illans as it L
French and tli
performing for i-
-eif. The problem belongs to no
country. In the broadest, vense It i:
iniversal. and is making itself Un
common issue of the war.
There is no a responsible states
man in Kurope who does not realize
the gravity of the situation, bur
neither is there a responsible Ktafes
:nan who has yet formulated a bf
inite program for dealing with it.
Most of them are trying to convince
themselves that if they can liain
enough economic advantages out i f
the peace conference the danger will
disappear so far as their own eoun
fries are concerned, and the red of
th world may .safely be left to llf
This Is likely to prove the great
delusion of the peace foufertiitce. -New
Crlirfn IliVt" en. I
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WE WISH YOU
Happy New Year
Witt lw open after supper this evening, but
closed all Jay to-morrow.
.. H ATT & SON..
DnS.'MACII & r.lACII, THE DENTISTS
Tho lariiest ami best Hjuippea ii-ntil oflWei in" Oniah Kxperts
In charge of nil work. Lady attuUnt. MQDKRATK TKICEa
PorcUin rilling Just liU tooth. Instruments carefully sterilized
ulter utting. '
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