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About The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911 | View Entire Issue (March 15, 1909)
Entmd it the ixutuffir at Plattrmouth. Can
County, Nebraska, u avcond-claiia mail matter.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CASS COl'NTY
A. L. TIDlJ Editor.
R. O. WAITERS Manager.
RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION
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riattfimouth No. 85 Nebraska No. 85
"Every owner, editor, or re-
orter of a conseienciously and
ably conducted newspaper or
! ) periodical is an asset of real value
to the whole community. It
I would oe difficult to overestimate S.
I the amount of good which can be
x done by the men responsible for S.
X such a nublication resnonsible
I for its rilitniinl rnliimnn ri'innn- j!
X sible for its news columns, re- I
. . sponsible for its general policy.
. . We have many newspapers and
periodicals big and little, of this
kind. But we also have many
that are not of this kind."
The Journal says its fight for an
interurban railroad is "going to bear
fruit." Our contemporary's figure of
speech is unfortunate: Figs are not
gathered from thistles.
TRUSTEES FOR HUMANITY.
Narrowness of interpertation of the
duty of leaders of the people are us
ually found in the profession of the
ministry, of the law, of teaching, or of
journalism. The ministry is interpret
ing its work less as a denominational
duty or as an ecclesiastical service, and
ia coming to interpret it more as em
bodying a great human opportunity for
nerving all men. The lawyer considers
profession less as a means for winning
the cause of his client than as a method
ior promoting justice. The teacher, of
all men, is most remote from all parti
san privileges or duties. He seeks to
serve the community through the train
ing of the child. The journalist en
deavors to interpret occurrence and
phenomenon in such ways as to pro-'
mote the human weal.
Men of high position and of large op
portunity are, with each passing decade
and year, thinking of themselves as be
ing put in trust with the highest inter
ests of humanity; they are becoming
genuine shepherds of the people.
INSURANCE LOBBY CONTROLS
What a hard-working and persistent
lobby can accomplish was demonstrat
ed in the house of representatives to
day, when Nettleton's bill to make
notes given for first insurance pre
miums non-negotiable until the policy
has been delivered came up on third
reading. The vote on this measure, II.
R. No. 56, was 44 to 43. Its introducer
and friends did not move for a call of
the house, as they knew most of the
absent members were against the bill.
All efforts of the insurance lobby
have been bent on defeating this bill.
"Col." Bates joins hands with the
I ioudv. ana me insurance grauer.
Representatives of insurance com
panies have spent many hours of time
working with members upon the floor
I in direct violation of tho house rules.
One of them was present on the floor
while the vote was being taken, al
though the rules prescribe that nobody
but the legislators themselves shall be
admitted within the railing while bills
I are on third reading.
! The roll on II. R. No. 5G resulted
Ayes-Allen, Baker, Barclay, Bar
rett, Boelts, Bolts, Bowman, Bygland,
Carr, Case, Dolezal, Eastman, Fannon,
Gerdes, Greig, Griffin, Hector, Henry,
Holmes, Howard, Humphrey, Johnson
of Burt, Kotouc, Krans, Marlatt, Mc-
Vicker. Nettleton, Noyes, O'Connell,
Roberts, Saberson, Smith, Snyder,
Stoecker, Swam, Talcott, Taylor of
York, Taylor of Hitchcock, Taylor of
Custer, Weems, West, Wilson, Young
Nays - Armstrong, Bates, Begole,
Black, Blystone, Brown of Sherman,
Brown of Lancaster, Bushee, Butt,
Chase, Clark, Connolly, Cooperrider,
Dostal, Ellis, Evans, Fogarty, Grue
ber, Hadsell, Harrington, Heffernar,
Hospodsky, Johnson of Adams, Kel
ley, Killen, Kuhl, Lawrence, Leidigh,
Lux, Miller, Moore, Murphy, Pickens,
Raines, Raper, Ritchie, Schoettger,
Scheele, Shoemaker, Skeen, Stedman,
Thiessen, Thomas, Worthing, Mr.
I WILL NOT FORGET. f
This pause before the city cam- j
paign begins is or ought to be the
time for all good citizens to make Y
J good resolutions. Such as:
1 WILL NOT FORGET
i That the welfare of my home
city is above party and the group
of politicians who reap all, or
nearly all, the profits of victory.
I WILL NOT FORGET
That my first duty is good citi
zenship, and that this duty should
f take precedent over party affilia
I WILL NOT FORGET
That good clean business govern
ment is the first essential to the
welfare of any city. -
I WILL NOT FORGET ,
To exercise my own intelligence
merely for party's sake.
I WILL NOT FORGET
That the welfare of the whole
of every boodle scandal is that it had
to be done in that way or not at all. It
is called practical business.
But really it is not practical. A
penalty inevitably follows. No amount
of gain can compensate the loss in
character or proper pride. Lawbreak
ing, even from what is generally called
necessity, is still lawbreaking-the
transgression of those lines of duty
laid down by the duly authorized
agencies of the Government.
Our highest form of citizenship,
therefore, is that practiced by the man
who sticks to the law because he
recognizes in it moral obligation, be
cause he bows to it from his own
wishes and judgement. For such a one
there is satisfaction far greater than
wealth or power secured by reprehen
sible means. "Even Fortune herself,
which is said to have the greatest
power, gives way to him: as the wise
poet has said, 'A man's fortune has its
form given to it by his habit,'" de
city depends proportionately on ' 0cr;i
my individual voie. jf
Killing time is crippling character.
A LITTLE Cupid is to blame for some
marriages, and a little cupidity for
The quality which you put into your
work will determine the quality of
your life. The habit of insisting upon
the best of which you are capable, of
always demanding of yourself the high
est, never accepting the lowest or
second best, no matter how small you
remuneratior, will make all the differ
ence to you between failure and suc
cess. If any man is able to convince me
and show me that I do not think or act
right, I will gladly chnnge; for I seek
the truth by which no man was ever
injured. But he is injured who abides
in his error and ignorance. Marcus
Solid Oak Tables in large
variety, and everything else
in the furniture line can be
found here. Come in any
time, whether you intend
making an immediate pur
chase or not. It's well
though to know what you're
planning to get a week or
month from now.
WHAT TWO AND ONE-HALF
ACRES CAN GROW.
In the current issue of Success Maga
zine Mr. Ernest Poole, thus describes
a two and one-half acre market garden
in Paris. He says:
A bare list of all the produce that
came in one year from this small
plot would take at least two pages.
I can give here only the principal
Over 20,000 pounds of carrots;
over 20,000 pounds of onions, rad
ishs, and other vegetables sold by
weight; 6,000 heads of cabbage;
3,000 heads of cauliflower; 5,000
baskets of tomatoes; 5,000 dozen of
fruit; 145,000 heads of salad. A
total of over two hundred and fifty
thousand pounds of vegetables.
And more than half this amount
was marketed months in advance
of the season, in the winter and
A miracle indeed the Gardens of
the Hesperides brought up todate
for the instance which I have given
isno exceptional case. In the reports
I have read, and in my own excur
sions about Paris, I have found
scores of gardens where the same
astounding results are attained.
Here is a splendid lesson to be learn
ed. Look about our cities, and observe
these vacant lots oi namended by hideous
bill boards, or covered with a rank
growth of weeks and brush. Are we
pursuing correct economic principles?
A little thought, a little energy, and a
little capital properly applied might
make much of these vacant lots. A
few acres properly cultivated would
produce a comfortable income.
It is a mistake to suppose that every
man who succeeds i.i keeping out of
jail is going to get into Heaven.
Some men are so sociable that by the
time they get to the end of a railroad
trip they know the engineer well
enough to borrow a chew of tobacco
Eo,UAL opportunity for all is the pol
icy of this paper. We are opposed to
filling the pockets of the few at the
expense of the many. We shall pursue
this policy fearlessly until We find a
We are opposed to the granting of
any franchise over the public streets
and public roads to any half dozen men
for interurban railway purposes or for
any other purpose regardless of who
the men may be, or what they may
OBSERVE LAW ASA CIVIC DUTY.
It has been said that every man is a
free trader after he gets his own in
terests protected. In the same way
every man is a good citizen-in all the
laws that do not conflict with his plans
or his comfort.
One of the Justices of the Supreme
Court has recently pleaded for a larger
observance of law from the pleasure of
performing a civic duty and not from
the sense of mere compulsion.
It is not a now thought. It has been
emphasized by the great men of all
age?. Cicero, in a noble passage,
The greatest force for progress, for
individual or general progress, is intel
ligent criticism -the pointing out of
what can and what should be done The
editor of this paper may make mistakes,
but whatever mistakes are made will
be errors of judgment, and not errors
of purpose. "To err is human, to for
give is divine."
What we all need, individually and
collectively, is helpful criticism. And
any kind of criticism is better than the
wholesale praise that lures to the bot
tomless bogs of self-complacence.
The editor of the News-Herald has
no favors to ask and no favors togrant,
as favors. He believes in a good clean,
capable and businesslike administration
of the city's affairs. Give -this city a
good clean, capable and courageous list
of candidates on the citizens ticket, and
the editor of this paper will give them
loyal support. He will support demo
crats and republicans alike on a citizens
ticket. Those who should ba nominated
and elected on a citizens ticket should
be free from partisan obligations. We
are for any man for any city office who
is big enough to lay a ii'.e his partisan
ship for the welfare of this city.
WEAKNESSES OF STRONG MEN.
Those who are seeking through r.tudy
pictured the upright man, "who does j of superior men to make themselves at
Look carefully through our
carefully selected stock of Car
pets, Rugs, Tapestries, etc., be
fore making any selection, for in
so doing you will reap the bene
fit of your wisdom in a wider
range of choice than ordinary, in
certainty of merit of the goods
and figures, which will effect
you a genuine raving in cash
Agents for the Steams -t Foster Mattress.
The big furniture and undertaking establishment on South Sixth Street.
Miciiakl Hii.i). John P. Sattlcu.
not submit to the laws from fear, but
pays obedience and respect to them be
cause he considers that this is the
most proper course.1'
It is undeniable that one of the
greatest dangers of the times is the
laxity of popular sentiment in regard
to observance of the law. But it might
n jt be right to argue from this that
the individual is on the down grade.
Law has grown weaker from the same
reason that familiarity breeds contempt.
least less inferior are often puzzled and
baffled by the discovery of characteiu
tics that teem absolutely incompatible
with greatness. There is hardly a
great man whose rife is at all accu
rately known in whom there was not a
weakness that would destroy an ordi
narysometimes mental weakness, as
utter lack of judgement; sometimes
moral weakness; again, physical weak
ness. But is there on record a single case
of a great man who had not through
1 here are too many laws. Congress, i his character a certain toughness of
the State Legislatures and the other fiber which made him free from the
' liw factories turn out each year more ' common weaknesses of whining and
j new statutes than tlie best-intentiored ! rushing about for refuge at the first
i citizen can keep track of. The manu-' black lift of adversity? Is not that
j facturer, the merchant, the transporta- fundamental sense of insecurity, of in- j
I tion man meets petty regulations at j ability to stand alone, the great enemy !
every turn of his efforts to accomplish j that drives some to tho false courage i
j result. In a moment of discourage- of drink, others to slink and crawl!
J ment or of anger even the best some-: along the byways of indirection and j
times lays aside hi.s principles and crime, many, many others to resign the
yields to graft or hrci.ir.es an open vio- guidance of their djit'niis to some!
tutor in order to carry oat a Mmple j master or masters with h;. idly an effort
I business project. Tho universal excuse to think or do for themselves?
The Homo PspBP khhbvli-
i terest the home news. Its every
issue will prove a welcome visitor to every member of the family. It
should bead your list of newspaper and periodical subscriptions.
Property in Plattsmouth For Sale
2 corner lots on north 7th street. Residence at corner of 6th
and Courtiand streets. Residence at corner of 7th and Dey street.
Residence at corner of 5th and Locust sts. Residence at corner
of 4th Rnd Granite sts. Residence on Granite between 3rd & 4th.
4 lots between 5th and 0th on Walnut st. Two houses and about
1 1-2 acres near Columbian scoot. 13 acres about 1 mile south of
C. B. & Q. bridge. North and South Dakota farm lands for sale.
J. E. BARWICK
Office two doors north of Postoffice.
Pianos for Particular People
When you meet a person who is very
particular in musical matters it is safe to con
clude that that person owns one of our
pianos. The undoubted preeminence of our
Pianos accounts for their adoption by the
best judges of music everywhere. The ac
tion of our Pianos is up to the standard.
Strike a note on one of our pianos a number
of times and you will get a response for every
note you strike. Nine out of ten pianos will
simply result in a succession of blurred tones.
We do expert tuning and repairing.
Plattsmouth Music Company
J. A. BECKER, MANAGER
We are showing a fine line of med
ium priced Underwear.
Made of fine muslin, double
stitched, taped seams, trimmed
with Val Lace and wide In
sertions, each 25c
Same as above trimmed
with 6 rows of Insertion run
ning up and down 3gc
Better grades at
each.... 40c, 50c, 65c and 75c.
Made of fine grade of mus
lin, double filled seams, hem
stitched rufrle or rows of
S;iiiie trimmed with Lace
X . f r MI' i C . . H 1 -i . 1 . .
7"f Vt-' u-irnmcd with Lace
t"'4Sfe Iimi Inscrtion or broidery
at 40c and 5
Made of fine muslin, felled
seams, trimmed with rows of
tucking and insertion on
yoke, hemstitched sleeve and
Same trimmed with very
fine grade of lace and inser
tion or embroidery and inser
tion at 75c and Sl.00.
a v f i f
Made of fine mils
'in. trimmed with
i' in. flounce, 3 in.
'ace, 5 rows of tuck
ing on rullle, 0 inch
dust ruflle under
Some trim m e d
with very lillt uce
and embroidery at
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