The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 05, 1911, Image 4

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    The - Plattsmouth - Journal
Published Seml-Weekl at
Entered at the I'ostolfiee at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class
Old Year, thy cup of destined Time
Is broken and a pieces,
Tby feast ends the midnight chime
Thy dance of glory cease.
Thy dawns and eves fluttered past,
Thy last stars gera the sky,
And lo! the faithful moonthe last
Goodby, Old Year, goodby.
Thy snows were purer than the &nowi
That crown the Alps with glory
Thy roses sweeter than the roBe
Of olden song and story.
AlaB, thy gay pageantry
Of days and nights should die.
The bloom has left the rose and thee,
Coodby, Old Year, goodby.
Oh, linger yet, thou canst not part
The golden ties that bind tbee,
A strand of love to every heart,
Has fastened and entwined thee.
Good fellowship, occ-asslons dear,
A dream wo builded high
A look, a smile, perhaps a tear
Goodby, Old Year, goodby.
Ah, years will bloom and fade away,
And be forgot in. waning,
II it thou shalt still bo yesterday
To all the years remaining.
Hut yesterday, o far withdrawn,
Yet to the heart so nigh.
las the chimes are chanting "Gone"
Goodby, Old Year, goodby.
Publishers Auxiliary.
Don't write It 1910 any more
1911, remember.
Doctor Wiley's years of research on
the subject of pure foods seem to
have resulted In a verdict In favor of
home cooking.
. :o:
The Old Year Is drawing to a close
amidst numerous appalling disasters
and great loss of life.
Plattsmouth can do better In 1911
than she did In 1910, if we have less
kickers among our people, and we all
got down to business.
Two ChrlstmanftB and two New
Years within a wex'k seem to be al
most too much of a most admirable
There seems to be only one remote
chance for ever getting rid of the
long hat ptas, and that is to have
sunbonnets become all the stylo.
If you want to quit drinking,
nmoklng and chewing, do It now,
Hut for the good It will do you and
your parents, young man, quit the
rlgaret habit.
Of all the states Rhode Island has
the densest population 508 to the
miuare mile. No wonder the Rhodo
Islanders are stand-patters; they can
not progress much without getting
out of the state.
It Is feared Wood row Wilson Is go
Ing to be as poor a politician as
Roosevelt or Hughes. With all his
educational advantages Mr. Wilson
has never learned the science of
There will he an effort put forth
by the Lincoln people to have an ap
propriation made of several hundred
thousand dollars to have the state
tapital building repaired and fixed
up so that It will do for several
years. Why not have the capital re
moved now, and save this money for
nn entire new capital building? Let's
Kettle this capital removal question
as soon as possible and get over w ith
. t I 1 .. 1 .. A i 1 ... I .
lion. John Kuhl, of Cedar county,
mcciiib to bo In the lead for speaker
of the house, and It Is conceded he
will be the choice of the democratic
raucuB. Mr. Kuhl will prove "the
right man la the right place
Speaking of (he commission form
of government, do yoa think It wou!4
prove better than the present manner
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
of doing business? People should
thoroughly Investigate the commis
sion form of government before mak
ing the leap.
The lobbyists are getting ready to
get In their work on appropriations.
The people will Btand for the neces
sary amounts, but the legislature
has no authority to throw away the
people's money In order to please a
few hangers on In Lincoln.
There are many who are disposed
to believe that Poulson and his crew
will have very little Influence In his
cranky efforts with the new legisla
ture. Even those members who are
favorable to county option have very
little use for the Imported Mr. Poul
son. He Is simply a disturber, that's
Congress will Increase Its member
ship through the reapportionment.
Eleven of the sixteen members of the
house census committee hall from
states that must lose some members
If the membership were decreased,
and none of them felt like sawing off
the limb on which he was sitting
Lincoln Star.
The holidays are now over. The
Journal hopes Us readers have had a
good time during this week of com
parative leisure with many of them.
Wo hope their wives, children and
sweethearts have all been suitably
remembered that Christmas comes
but once a year. That they have
sent, as far as possible, greetings to
their Intimate friends and associates;
and that they have all done their part
toward making everybody happy dur
ing the Christmas holidays. The old
year has been quite prosperous and
happy to many, while death has cast
sorrow over a few by the passing of
dear friends and relatives. Dut such
la life. May the bright wings of love
hover over all of us during the new
year, and may we all possess more
of that spirit of human kindness than
heretofore, and may everybody en
Joy a prosperous and happy new year,
Is the prayer of the Journal.
Presidential speculation that does
not take Into account the West as the
deciding factor Is not sound. If the
next president Is a republican he will
have to got practically the solid vote
of the West to win. If he is a demo
crat he will need the West to supple
ment the vote of the South and pos
sibly one or two Eastern states.
A republican who could carry the
West could also win In the regular
republican states in the Enst, but It Is
quite conceivable that a republican
might carry practically the solid East
and lose nearly the solid West.
A democrat who could w in a num
bcr of western states would have the
best chance to win in the doubtful
Eastern states.
Therefore, the deciding factor In
the next presidential election will be
the West, more particularly those
states In which the progressive spirit
Is strong.
Important changed may take place
In the prestige of the respective pres
Identlul possibilities between now and
the nominating year, and possibilities
not now considered may become con
Bplcuous. It Is too early to make
forecasts as to men.
llut tho progressive movement will
continue to grow',' lis changes will be
for the better; It will bo stronger and
more general In 1912 than It Is now
and the next president will bo a pro
gresalve, be he democrat or republl
can or the lcador of a new party.
And the section la which this qual
lflcatlon will be Insistent to the de
elding point Is the West Kansas
City Btar.
HKVklLI lU.l.l) I'KlSIl .HXTS.
'lit Wall t-lrcet Journal tills the
s.ory of a bt-wilJtred railroad presi
dent and solicits tie sympathy of the
world .fur kim In his troubles. This
president says that bis road was
created from a trail In the wilderness
to a pi on table and well managed
property. He Is now extending his
road In new territory, at the urgent
desire of the inhabitants of that ter
ritory; while, so far as his completed
road Is concerned, nothing he can do
seems to please the shippers, who
practically owe their existence to the
The Journal confesses that there
Is no hope of remedying the total de
pravity of these shippers and declares
that: "Our railroads, If anything, are
over regulated. This Is no answer to
discontent. What answer could the
lamb downstream make to the wolf
above who charged him with fouling
the water?"
The case of the president Is sad
Indeed, but does not his sadness come
from putting, as It were, the cart be
fore the horse. He says the shippers
practically owe their existence to the
railroad. Does not the road owe Its
existence to the shippers? That old
trail In the wilderness would be there
yet If these shippers had not gone In
there and suffered hardship and toil
In turning the wilderness Into fertile
In another paper on a different
date comes another story concerning
a railroad, 200 miles long. The gen
eral officers of this road mingled
with the people and became their
friends. They Insisted that all their
employes should be polite and courte
ous. One of the general officers took
an Interest In dairy farmers along the
line, brought an expert to meet them
at the farmers' Institutes and In con
Junction with the farmers made ar
rangements to handle their milk
more expldltiously. All the people
along the line knew the president
and when the Morgan group under
took to capture the road the farmers
along the line and the business men
In the towns went Into the market
and bought enough stock to control it
and keep It In the hands of their old
president. That president was also
somewhat bewildered, but he Is a
very happy and contented president.
The New Year was ushered In with
a regular old-fashioned Nebraska
A reward should be offered for the
fellow who prophesied that this
would be a mild winter.
De sure and write It 1911. Re
member old 1910 has gone glimmer
ing among the things that were.
Speaking of commission govern
ment, it would be best to post our
selves thoroughly on the batter be
fore acting.
Did you turn over that new leaf?
If you did, remember at what page
you marked It.
, :o:
The house plants suffered Sunday
night, and there Is some thoughts of
'cuss" words by some of the women
folks, If not proclaimed.
The fellow who protests that
Christmas has become "a regular
hold-up," evidently received a pair
of embroidered suspenders.
Wo all know that resolutions are
like pie crust, easily broken, but we
hopo, especially, that those young
men who resolved to quit the clgar-
etto habit, will hold fast.
The proposition to spend $195,-
000 Improving Salt river has received
the approval of President Taft. With
an eye to his own comfort In Balling
two years hence, no doubt.
Despite the best efforts of the
Washington correspondents, the pub
lic will at least wait twelve months
before becoming tremendously ex
cited as to who shall be nominated
for president.
1 The United States boasts of 100,
juO 000 population, including the I
Philippines and Porto Kko. Dut that J
s a guoJ dial like a man boasting of iiueia&ed weight because he has
acquired a ten-pound tumor.
Plattsmouth Is very fortunate In
securing Prof. N. C. Abbott as super
intendent of Ihe city schools. He Is
truly an up-to-date educator and
not only that, our people will find
that Mr. and Mrs. Abbott will prove
quite an addition t othe social circles
as they are both most excellent peo
ple and very accomplished.
Can you tell us why the cattle of
Nebraska have decreased over 500,
000 head In the past two years? If
so, come to the meeting of Organized
Agriculture at Lincoln, January 16th
to 20th, 1911, and let Nebraska
farmers be ready to take advantage
of the high prices of the future which
must come from the decreased out
put. :o:
Ex-Senator James Smith, of New
Jersey, has not Improved his stand
ing In the estimation of the demo
cratic party by his views on questions
of public policy, nor his general
standing In the country by his attack
on Dr. Wilson. He who loses his
temper loses ground before witnesses.
These are lean and hungry days
for the little birds unless thoughtful
people provide for them. A few
crumbs from your table, thrown out
over the snow, will furnish a good
meal for many birds and the eager
ness with which they attack the food
will amply repay you for the trouble.
Have you tried It?
The parcels post, If ever adopted,
will prove the greatest detriment to
home merchants that ever happened
in this country. Tfce Instigators of
this movement are the hirelings of
sucn ' large department stores as
Sears, Roebuck & Co., and Montgom
ery Ward. The western senator or
congressman who votes lor such a
measure should never be returned,
and w ill not be.
The farmers of Nebraska figure
they are twenty-five million busheU
of corn ahead this fall because they
planted tested seed corn Instead of
depending upon the cribbed corn as
in former years. It does not cost a
penny more to bring a fifty bushels
to the acre field up to picking time,
than It does to bring a fifteen bushel
top up to that point. If you want to
save money on corn picking plant bad
Under the state law no money shall
be paid to a school teacher who Is
not legally qualified to teach. The
state superintendent and the city of
Hastings have looked this matter up.
About $3,000 Is due the Hastings dis
trict from the state under the present
apportionment, but because of some
trouble between the board and the
state department of education the
fund will be held temporarily until
the differences are adjusted. Some of
the teachers In Hastings have not
credentials signed by the board which
has power to do so.
Aldrlch, the new governor, objects
to an Inaugural ball. It win be re
membered that he told the people In
the home of his youth, back In Ohio,
how he was going to reform the state
of Nebraska, and show to the people
that he "was some governor." And
he proposes to start In by casting
asiue mis custom. Aiuricn is re
ligious, you know, only when there
Is a horse trade In sight, or a horse
race going off. He may do well
enough as governor, but If he makes
as good a governor as Mr. Shallen
berger, he will have to trot some
"Shelly" la small In stature, but oh
my, he la big in Intellect.
During the past year ihe railroads
of tho United States have greatly In
creased their use of oil as fuel. It is
stated that the results of the intro
duction of fuel oil in the United
States navy has proven satisfac
tory ana steamship companies are
equipping their vessels with oil burn
ing plants. Two of the navy's battle-
-the North Dakota and the Del-
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awart Lae been equippeu wuu
hurnine nlants and battleships nowl
being constructed are to be equipped
for the use of oil as an auxiliary to
coal. Fifteen destroyers will also be
so equipped. Similar experiments
are being made In a number or
European countries and the prospects
are exceedingly bright for a vast in
crease in the consumption of low
grade oil within the next few years.
Every newspaper publisher should
lend all possible assistance in the
campaign started by the American
League of Associations against the
proposed establishment of local rural
parcels post service throughout the
The fight of the association is di
rected chiefly against the retail mail
order houses, the leading advocates
of the parcels post system. Such a
system would do inestimable damage
to the country merchant and to save
this class from elimination by pre
venting, if possible, will be the chief
aim of the organization. The associa
tion has spread broadcast a petition
which shows how the small towns
would be practically wiped out by
the failure of the small merchants,
which would have a very direct effect
upon publishers. The petition Is as
"To the senate and house of repre
sentatives of. the United States:
"The undersigned respectfully pro
test against the enactment by con
gress of any legislation for the estab
lishment of a local rural parcels post
service on the rural delivery routes
for the following reasons:
"It would foster the development
of an enormous trust, create an op
pressive monopoly, destroy the pros
perity of ail country towns, ruin
thousands and tens of thousands of
Jobbers and country merchants, drain
the rural communities of their capi
tal and population, aggravate the
evils of centralized wealth and con
pester cities, and benefit no one but
the great retail catalogue mall order
houses in the big cities and the ex
press companies.
"In every country town, catalogue
agents of mall order concerns would
establish themselves. They would
need no store, pay no rent, employ no
clerks, require no credit and give
none, and carry no stock. Their
whole time would be devoted to solic
iting orders from catalogues. The
merchandise would be shipped to
them by express or freight from the
retail mall order houses in the large
cities. When received It would be
deposited in the local post office and
the packages delivered by the rural
"The rural free delivery wagon in
augurated for the educational ad
vancement of the people, would thus
be subverted from its original pur
pose, and would become a mere in
strument or agency in the hands of
the great retail mall order catalogue
houses for the development of the
most oppressive trust that human in
genuity could devise the mall order
trust a trust that would eventually
control all sources of supply and all
channels of distribution for every
thing the people must eat, wear and
use In their dally lives.
"No one but the retail mall order
catalogue houses, Healing in all
classes of merchandise, could main
tain a local catalogue agent and
solicitor In a town. They would thus
be given a monopoly of the commer
clal advantages of this new system
of merchandise delivery by the mall
carriers on the rural routes. The de
partment Btores In the big cities
would absorb the trade of the mer
chants in suburban towns and vll
lages and would be provided with a
dally package delivery Bystem In
those places through the rural car
Hers. They would ship the packages
to the local postofflce in the subur
ban town or village by express and
thus largely Increase the business of
the express companies. All packages
sent from any other postofflce to the
posioince wncre the rural route
initiated from which delivery was to
be made would have to be sent to
that poetofflce by express. This
would further increase the profits of
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the express companies from the sys
tem. No competition with express
rates would be created. '
"The scheme for a local rural par
cels post begins where competition
with the express companies ends. It
loads all the competition on to the
backs of the country merchants and
the retail tradesmen In the suburban
towns and villages.
"A local rural parcels post would
heavily increase the postal deficit.
All rural carriers who are now
equipped only for the rapid delivery
of mall would have to be equipped
with facilities for carrying freight
and merchandise in large quantities."
Space Is left at the bottom of the
petition for signatures.
The enactment of the proposed
measure would prove injurious to
the small merchant in the country
town, would affect the distributor,
and concentrate business In the big
If the bill is passed the rural free
delivery, which was inaugurated for
the educational advancement of the
people, would become a great feeder
for the express companies. The sys
tem would be subverted from its
original purpose and become a sure
instrument or agency in the hands
of the great retail catalogue mall or
der houses for the development of
the most oppressive trust human in
genuity could devise the mail or
der trust.
We are greatly pleased to know
that Hon. John Kuhl, of Cedar county
has been hosen speaker of the house
of representatives. There was no
contest, he receiving the caucus nomi
nation unanimously. Mr. Kuhl is one
ef the brightest young men in! Ne
braska, and he will make a speaker
of which the democrats can Justly
feel proud. He will prove fair and
impartial in his deliberations and
rulings, and tho Journal prophesies
that when the present legislature ad
journs, It will do so with the credit
of having had one of the most popu
lar speakers that ever presided over
a house of representatives In Ne
Commissioner L. D. Switzer arrived
this morning from Weeping Water.
the rise in temperature allowing the
train service to be resumed in that
Do you want an
If you do, (ret one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
Telegraph or write
Dunbar, Neb.
Dates made at this office or the
Murray State Bank.
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