The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 18, 1909, Image 2
J The Plattsmouth Journal rt'bLittUEU WEEKLt AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. Now If th weather man will only repent and cut down the coal bill a utA eo nHt.ln Immunity for bis past offenses. R, A. BATES, Publisher. Die red at the poHtofflce at Plattamouth, Ne braska, as second class matter. $1,50 Per Year in Advance. The Pacific roabt is booked for more earthquake shocks it seems. After all it is good to be in Ne braska where we may not have so much water but the earth is not near so nervous. "The Road of the Fathers." From the Kansas City Star. In every city, even Inn Kansas, there are such characters as the Marion Record has Individualized as "Cy Knocker. Last week the Rec ord quotes "Old Cy" as being opposed to the erection of an electric light plant, the Improvement of the water works and the construction of a sew f r system. "This here town will never amount to nothin'." says Mr. Knocker, "as long as a lot of sap heads keep tryin to load it down with a lot of fool schemes. We have a water works system already that is good enough and we've got along all these years without a sewer system. When want to go around on dark nights I tarry a lantern and I guess that other folks are no better than I am and can do the same thing." But in spite of "Cy Knocker" the towns of Kansas have electric lights and water works and sewers, and paved streets and cement walks and they would not abandon them for anything. When the small towns commenced building their paved streets and digging their sewers "Cy Knocker" rushed into the courts with an Injunction. Ho attacked the law and declared it meant the "coRfisca tion" of his property. Ills taxes, he declared, were already too high and it meant financial ruin to him to be compelled to pay for other public im provtments. Butvhcn the streets were paved and the sewers completed "Old Cy" was among the first to boast of the town's "public spirit." The "stand patters" have ever re lied upon the faith of the customs of "'The Fathers," to clinch their ar cumenta against progress. Because "our good old fathers" carried lan terns on dark nights or drew water from a well with the proverbal mosu covered bucket, has been regarded as ample Justification for opposition to electric lights or the convenience of it modem water system. There will be found "Cy Knock tV' In the rural communities as well, for every community has them. And they will knock on the good roads movement. The roads of "The Fathers" are still good enough for them. Their fathers traveled on horseback when It was impossible for for a promenade all around the bor der. 7V hi" an area of more than 265,000 square miles. The German Empire in Europe includes 238,830 The telegraph dispatches tell of BqUare miles. the death of a man in Utah who had a . seven wives. lie was arownea, bi- though just how Is not known. Well, there is some consolation for the un fortunate he can't be any worse off where he is. In New York they are going to have a domestic relations court where all the family troubles are to be aired. Who wants the job as judge of this court? The man taking it has the chance to establish a record for wisdom seconded only to Sol omon but who has the nerve to try It? The population of Texas Is about 3,600,000. Germany's last census presented a ttal of more than 60, 600,000, yet the empire had some room for expansion. By squeezing Mr. Hill a trifle as to his ranch the 90,000,000 people of the United States could make them selves at home In Texas, each with almost a two acre plot. strength of the new poles, which hold the strain of the line, even on the curves without any braces. The poles at New Brighton are of graceful proportions, being about thirty feet long, fourteen inches in diameter at the bottom and six inches at the top. Their general appearance is particularly pleasing on account of the uniformity in size, shape and color. The Nightshirt. No gentleman will wear anything but panjamas. Men's Fashion. At the close of the civil war the practice of wearing panjamas had not become general. It was only the rise of Newport that this happy cus tom originated. It is a pity. There was a freedom about the old fashioned nightshirt, with its flowing tails, that somehow or other Another death horror in a coal mine takes place. This time it is in West Virginia and the figures Indi cate one hundred may be dead. It is but a few weeks since that there was a meeting of wise men at Pitts burg where ways and means of sfop-1 seemed to add to man's moral stat ping these horrors were discussed and I ure. It is true that this garment was "progress noted." In the meantime I never beautiful. But then, it was while the wise men are debating never intended to be. Men do not death continues to greet the men in I pace the streets at night clad only the mines. A little more severe In-1 in nightshirts, unless they have been spectlon and less debate would help I rudely awakened by the cry of fire a lot. The promise of Senator Tillman that he will redeem his promise and show up "Roosevelt's dark and crooked ways," means something. It means that the country will presently get some real, sensational statements of fact regarding the president's methods and his object In his many attacks upon public men. Senator Tillman is always an interesting talker and when he announces in ad vance that he is going to do some exposing, it is assured that there is going to be some mighty interesting things brought out. The public is much interested in seeing just who is right and who wrong in these controversies. Winter Excursions ' Low Rates It' Is quite a compliment to Sec retary William Hayward of the re publican national committee, that he should be chosen as the new head of the committee. While people may doubt seriously, the capacity of the young man , for the, important posi tion to which he is to be called, they cannot be but congratulate him upon the opportunity to make good. It must be that his work has been satis factory to the powers that be dur ing his term as manager of the weBt- tem branch of the committee, and if this be the case, it is all that Is re quired. It is due to Col. Hayward that everyone in Nebraska, at least, congratulate him upon his advanc- ment and wish him every measure of success in the now position. Every man should, when by him self, have the privilege of making himself as unlovely and comfortable as possible. Panjamas do not ac complish this. They constrict the waist line, and when in bed give one the embarrassing feeling of being dressed for the evening The old fashioned nightshirt had the grand quality of reducing every man to the same level as his fellow creatures. A bishop, accoutered in oen, was no better looking than a prize fighter. And is there any man who has been through the experience of stand ing in one the furnace fire, shoveling in coal In the dead of night, who does not re call with almost blinding tears the heights of moral Biiblimlty he reached upon those occasions. Life. Mr. liryan on Guaranty Law. What Is probably the most com plete exposition of the details of a depositor's guaranty law which Mr. Bryan has publicly given is printed in this week's issue of the Com moner. Mr. Bryan makes it plain that while the Oklahoma law has proven the practical value ci the guaranty law and while the law must necessarily stand as the orig inal model for others of its char acter, he is by no means a standpat ter on all the ideas expressed in that law. The Commoner article Is directed to all those states which have elected democratic legislatures, and calls upon them to fulfill the pledges of the national democratic platform this winter, saying: "A platform ut terance is a party matter during the campaign, but when a party plat form has been endorsed at the polls, its platform becomes the mandate of the people, and no democrat can defend or excuse a failure to fulfill to the letter and in spirit the pledges made in the platform." A limited liability with provision for an emergency assessment im mediate payment to the depositor af- TO THE SOUTH OR CALIFORNIA. How long has it been since you and your family have taken a winter vacation tour? Put your thoughts on a change from snow and blizzards to the soft southern sunshine of California, the Carolinas, Cuba and Gulf resorts. Such a trip is worth while, once in a lifetime anyway. HOMESEEKERS' EXCURSIONS: It time won't permit lone; stay in tbe South try the homeseekers' excursion rates the first and third Tuesdays of each month to the bouth and west. Lower rates and shorter limit. Personally conducted through tourist Bleeper excursions to California fre quently, each week; daily through tourist sleepers to Southern California via Scenic Colorado and Salt Lake City. Ask for free descriptive literature, rates with all kinds of variable routes. Consult me as to lowest prevailing iSiiiliiiitllili. l.liliH: W.L. PiCKETT.Ticket Agent.Plattsraouth L. W. Wakeley, G. P. A., Omaha. per cent In any one year. Thi3 an swers the objection that the honest banks may be crippled by the failure of dishonest banks, and yet the de positors can be made secure by a pro vision that In case an emergency ar rises, under which the fund is de pleted, certificates bearing the fair rate of interest can be issued and paid in the order in which they are issued out of the first money com ing into the fund. Thus the only ef fect of such an e mergency would be to delay depositors, their security still remaining, while the banks would be protected from danger, largely imaginary, of assessments ter the proof of claims, deposits of greater than they could bear." funds of the banks assessed, per- yor Prompt payment, mission of solvent banks to borrow "Provision should .be made," the from the fund in anticipation . of a artcie continues, "for the prompt runand the strict system of super vision coupled with severe penalties for violation of legal restrictions are payment of depositors in failed banks, immediately upon the estab lishment of the depositor's claim of these garments before amonS the mPrtant features which Qnly fey lmmedlate payment can tQe Lobby to Defeat (iuurantee Imw. (Adams County Democrat.) There seems to be no doubt but taht the national banks are now busy organizing the most powerful lobby ever assembled In. Lincoln, to effect Mr. Bryan suggests. Amendments to Oklahoma Law. With the Oklahoma law as a basis, the Commoner then suggests amend ments as follows: "The Oklahoma law provides for the immediate collection from the banks of an assessment of one per cent of the deposits. This is a larger assessment than is actually necessary, and considering the fact that banks have on deposit and av- depositor and the community be pro tected. . "If a certain time must elapse after a claim is proved before it said, some depositors would be driven in their necessity to discontinue their claims and delay in the payment of depositors embarrasses the business of the community and interfers with the prompt collection of the assets of the bank. The banks should be per mitted to borrow from the fund upon seventh of the capital and surplus should be loaned to any person, other than a director." Violation of the limitations placed upon loans it is declared should be made a felony, punishable by fine or imprisonment or both. Penalty is Necessary. Where a limit is fixed but no pen alty prescribed, it Is declared the law is particularly worthless, for then the provision can only be enforced by the suspension of a bank throws the penalty upon the Innocent, stock holders and upon the community Gambling on the stock or grain, markets by officers or directors of a bank should be prohibited by law, violation of law to be made a fel ony. , . ... , "The very enactment of such a law," the article says, "would deter most o fthese from such speculation and the enforcement of the penalty would deter the rest." A final suggestion is that banks should be allowed to keep a part of their deposits in approved bonds thus allowing the, banks to draw an Interest upon Its reserve and yet keep it in Its valt. the defeat of the bank guarantee law This organization Is not confined to eraKG four times tne,r caPital and approved security in anticipation of the national banks alone, but takes sometimes as much as ten or fifteen L the amount 80 borrow to be in other large interests, allied with their capital, the 1 per cent the national banks. Such a lobby may be regarded as an unnecessary will yield an Influence with the pres- hardship. One-half of one per cent ent legislation almost unresistable. I suggesieu, merciore as u buiwcieui To offset this influence the friends assessment with which to begin the integrity be permitted to act as repaid within a reasonable time with a fair rate of interest." It is suggested that only persons of good moral character and approv- of the guarantee law should organize raising of the guaranty fund to help the legislators pass such a law as will be both just and practic able. The banking influence of Ne braska is by far greater than that of t,he railroada or other corpora tions combined, and if the banking interests were united upon the sub ject they would be Irresistible. For tunately the banks are dlvlled. The friends of the guarantee de posit law need be wide awake. There la no doubt but that a guarantee law one Ppr ccnt annually, would not oe will be passed in spite of the lobby. a burden upon the banks and WOuW but what kind of a law? That la the In a few years raise the guaranty The final step has been taken to it u v. I a team to pun a wagon uirougu u. determine whether tho legislature mud, and when it was dangerous to or tn8 Btate canvaHHnK board have risk a horse on tho public highways, tho rlght to canvatm tne vote on the they walked through the meadows to constitutional amendments. The leg- the nearest trading point to do their i8iature yesterday canvassed a cer- recessary marketing. Ufed copy of tho retunns given It And with the exception of a fow by Secretary of State. Junkln who ro- brldgea that enable them to ford the fused to hand over the original re- Btreams without resort to the old turns, and declared the amendments important point with friends of law. fund to 1V4 per cent of the deposits. The Oklahoma law contemplates the malntainance of guaranty fund at 1 per cent. It may be found advisable to make this fund a little larger, but to have It accumulated gradually. For instance, the first payment of one-half of one percent should stand as the assessment the first year; af ter that a semi-annual assessment of one-tenth of one per cent, making a total assessment of one-fifth of tim "ferry boat," th rural coramun-1 carried and so notified the governor tties have progressed but a few de-ho Is now empowered to appoint from the roads of the fathers, four new Judges. It remains to be There are Btlll several months in the seen whether Governor Shallenberg- ordinary year when the mud block- does this or not. Should he do so, ade ties up the agricultural commerce the question will undoubtedly come of practically every state. And dur- before the supreme court for final .. .,nA t it.. ,nnth h adjustment. The outcome will be farmers are compelled to pay tribute that amounts to millions every year for transporting their crops over roads that are never In a condition to enable them to haul over half a load to the 'nearest market; never nable them to choose their best or most convenient markets or shipping points. The KansaB farmers should make It manifest to the world that the "Cy Knockers" are In the minority in watched with Interest by the people of the state as the position of the supreme court In this matter, la one of doubt. In any event It Is to be hoped the settlement of the question will not be delayed and that the poo- t"0 , Hr8 nln will noon know whether Hnvnrnnr I Ofrlng to thj tCt that Sheldon's actions In seizing the su- Plos aro constantly becoming more preme court and packing it, was expensive and mr.j difficult to ob correct or not. I tain, the Pennsylvania, In 1906, be gan to test tho value of concrete as a An American Ranch. I substitute for wood. Fifty-three ro- The Texas ranch of 7,000,000 Inforced concrete poles were set up Concrete in Railroad Work. Then the banking Doara snouia coi- From the Buffalo News. t loct semi-annually such assessment In continuance of the declared pol- not exceeding one-tenth on one per icy of the Pennsylvania Railroad ays- cent, except In cases ot emergency tem to provide against timber scar- as would be necessary to reimburse city, the lines west ot Pittsburg have the fund, If, during the preceding Just completed and placed In expert- l months, It was reduced by the mental service a line ot concrete payment of deposltlor In failed banks, telegraph poles through New Brlgh- This tax would provide for ordinary ton, Pa. Its construction followed a occasions, and with proper regulation series of elaborate experiments which It Is not likely that banks would have been conducted during the hvtt ever be called upon to pay more than i one-tenth or one-twentieth of one wooden Per cent per year. bank officials, that the banking board should have power to pass on this question of its own lnitative or upon a protest by some other banker, appeal being allowed from Its decis- sion in the district court of the coun ty In which the banh is located. f A ratio of eight to one is suggested as the limit of the amount of loans, as compared with the capital and surplus, requiring that the bank has depositors sufficient to loan more than eight times Us combined capl tal and surplus It would have to increase one or the other before be' lng allowed to make the loan, thus Increasing the margin, but not the bank's assets and Its liabilities and reducing the chance of failure. A maximum rate of Interest to be paid on deposits to be governed by the local conditions Is advised Stringent regulations are advised with reference to lessening the llkli hood of misconduct of officials par ticularly In borrowing excessive sums to persons Improperly favored. Here are some of the regulations suggested. , . "In the first place no one should be allowed to bo a director unless he has a substantial holdirg in it takes an education in mechanics and i in modern Improvements to travel without embarrassment these days. Joseph Jenkinson of Amarillo Texas, Innocently pressed a button in his room at the Startton hotel In Chicago and was nearly drowned In a shower bath. He had his bent clothes on, and the hotel manage ment bought him a new outfit rather than stand the theatened suit for damages to soaked apparel. This was an Improvement on blowing out the gas, of course. State Journal. "The banking board, however, should have the power to make a larger assessment In caso of emer gency and here it may be well to de- "tock; second, every director ought to bo required to examine th'j books at stated periods, say twlca a year. and to report on tho same to the banking bonrd; third, the cxecutlv committee of tho directors should bo required to examine tho loans at part from the Oklahoma law. Under the Oklahoma law the banking board every rural community and that man- acres which is reported to bo en-1 n the lino along the Pittsburg, Ft. eai assess to tho Unit to pay deposl- festatlons should be made to the gaging tho contemplation of James Wayne & Chicago railway, near Ma- tors of failed banks. While there Is statesmen who will gather In Topeka J. Hill and associates will comprise pies, Ind. A year later they were no llkllhood that It would ever bo next week to draft a road law. about one-twenty-slxth of tho land etvlns entlro satisfaction and showed necessary to exercise bucu a power Kansas farmers are not using the in tho Lone Star State. Hut within no evidence ot decay. to an extent that It would embar- least onco a month and make a record farm methods of "The Fathers:" they that ranch could bo placed tho entire According to tho experiment made rass tho banks, yet as this law Is ex- of Buch examination on tho books . ... .... i.i .... . r, ...... ..I ... . .t I .i i iu a ,nir dm fourth, no ono should be allowed nave uiscaruea mo mrm uiucuiuery mines oi luniieciuui, unuuo isiana i so iar it is tuouuni nii i-uiimno unniucuioi, .v .... . of "Tho Fathers;" they are not cdu- and Delaware and tho District of telegraph polos will lust for many experiment In such a way and under to borrow from a bank unless auth ratine their children In tho old fash- Columbia. If Massachusetts. Ver- eeneratlons. thereby doing away with Uuch conditions bb to produco the orlzed by a director; fifth, no Inno.i mhoola of "The Father." Thev mont. New Hamiishire. or New Jer. tho freoucnt changes necessary with minimum of friction. A maximum rector should bo allowed to borrow ehn.,n tm Innimr t.n rnmm.Umf to nn. Lev were nlnce.l within a seven mil. London miles. Much Importance Is assessment, therefore, is suggested more than one-tenth of tho capital ..W... W .w..nv. W .w...g- . . . J . . - - I I . I ..... .1 .... ' it,... n I am1 atirmn dure i '.e "Roads of lie Fathers" on n re zone there would be snaoe a bo attached to tho increaea or not lens mnn one or hum.- , No more than, one If repeated cold 6naps lessen one's loyalty to the Nebraska climate now is not a good time to decide whither to flee. The Pacific coast has been in the grip of a cold wave that caused much suffering. Freezing weather has extended as far south as Galveston, and freezing at Galves ton is worse than zero in Nebraska. Missouri is snowed under and Arkan sas Is all a-shiver. Reflection will convince one that he can be about as comfortable here as. anywhere. ' Where it Isn't too cold for comfort today it will be insufferably hot to morrow State Journal. Dr. llcss' Stock Feed scientific compound for horses and cattle. ' Ness' Stock Food guaranteed to give results. F. G. Fircke Co., Druggirta. Noll oe of Salr l adrr Chattel Mortgage. Notice I hereby given that by vlr tue of a chattel mortRnge dated July t, 1908, to norure the payment of the mim of $123.00 with Interest thereon at the rate of ten(10per cent from said lnte. Haiti mortgage, having been diilv f II I'd In the offlre of the ('nnnlv m.rb of Can County, Nchranka and exe cuted by Mark W. l'ratt to Perrr MnrHh, and by ald MutbIi transferred to the First National Bank of 1'latta mouth. Nehrankn. That upon aald mort gage thre la dun and unpaid the name original sum with Interest there on at the rate of ten (10) per cent. Default having been made In the payment of said sum and with Interests thereon at the rate of ten (10) per cent. Default linvlng been made In the payment ot snld sum, and no suit or other prorendlngs at law having been Instituted to recover said debt, or any part thereof, therefore the undersigned will sell the property In snld mortgage described via., 1 bav mare 7 years old, weight 1150 lbs.; 1 bay mare K yenrs old, weight 1100 lbs., t public auction at the property of i'erry Mnrsh at the corner of 1'n Her eon and Lincoln avenue, In the city of rtaHsmouth, Nebraska on the 29th day of January, 1809 at one o'clock d. n. of said day. r First National Tlnnk of Plattsmouth, , niiirw oi mortgage. D. O. Dwyer, All orney.