The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 05, 1911, Image 4
The - Plattsmouth - Journal Published Seml-Weekl at R. A. BATES, Entered at the I'ostolfiee at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class matter. J.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE VALKIHCTOKY. 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 Hut yesterday, o far withdrawn, Yet to the heart so nigh.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. :o: 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. :o: 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. :o: Two ChrlstmanftB and two New Years within a wex'k seem to be al most too much of a most admirable .thing. ;o: 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. :o: 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. :o: 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. :o: 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 whispering. :o: 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 Publisher. of doing business? People should thoroughly Investigate the commis sion form of government before mak ing the leap. :o: 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 all. :o:. 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. -:o:- 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. :o: T1IH FACTOR W TIIK WKST. 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 railroad. 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 fields. 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. World-Herald. :o: The New Year was ushered In with a regular old-fashioned Nebraska blizzard. :o: A reward should be offered for the fellow who prophesied that this would be a mild winter. ;o: De sure and write It 1911. Re member old 1910 has gone glimmer ing among the things that were. :o: Speaking of commission govern ment, it would be best to post our selves thoroughly on the batter be fore acting. :o: 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. :o; The fellow who protests that Christmas has become "a regular hold-up," evidently received a pair of embroidered suspenders. :o: 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. :o: 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. :o: 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 ..is iiueia&ed weight because he has acquired a ten-pound tumor. :o: 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. :o: 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. :o: 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? :o: 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. :o: 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 aeed. :o: 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. :o: 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. :o: 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 a.so proven satisfac tory ana steamship companies are equipping their vessels with oil burn ing plants. Two of the navy's battle- ships -the North Dakota and the Del- ... : . u ; i 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. :o: FIGHT PARCELS IOST. 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 country. 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 follows: "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 carriers. "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 Thjt Cumin TTN V ST v - l T f yf7 1 1 I IVI H I II IN" " lflllr W 1 IV at a Very Special Prict Yes. the latest motM. (genuine, old reliable Do. meatic Sewing Machine now ottered to you for the first time direct fiora factory at $2.00 a month anywhere. DOMESTIC That world-famous tewint machine which tverytatv knowg hae been the standard for nearly fifty years. Thin t the) old DomoetJe that yaw arandmethettv na ta ttjy, NOW Mnc affarael tm ym attract tram tha factory t a aavsatlaaal price), and tha vary Utaat mo4m at that. The improved lX)MfvS1 IO TWO MACHINES IN ONC with tacaatlch and chain aUtchj. complete with tha moat practical set of attach ments ever manufactured at prtca tea sjaaef ta lie) true. Do not even think of buying a sewing machine un til vou learn what an offer this really is. You nml til you learn what an offer this really is. You need aaln be satitttied with a cheap machine, now that the old reliable l)OMKinG is within your reach under this re markable olan a machine barked by a M vmt srinr ante. And, if you wish, wa will gladly arrange to take I our old marhina off your kaou if yen BMauoa it a baa yoa writ, t at a marvttoiH offer. Write For bl,.7S.- Sent Free Writ lorfay for Information nplalnmf whr tKr ponwrtte Mr- Cii-tunra Kara docidrd to aall you direct. Writa ur other apacLal ilurem..nta which wa cannot toil Vou hara. Tha Cllti:ULAKH V. K SKNII KKtt kara Item all. IWt tat Walter aajr pua, VYriu lodar. (Mar TkM Tw. MIINm ta Um.) Domestic Sewing Machine Company 48 Jackson Blvd. Dept. II H Cbicato, Dliaoia 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 cities. 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. :o:- 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 braska. Commissioner L. D. Switzer arrived this morning from Weeping Water. the rise in temperature allowing the train service to be resumed in that locality. Do you want an AUCTIONEER? If you do, (ret one who has Experience, Ability, Judgement. Telegraph or write ROBERT WIKINSON, Dunbar, Neb. Dates made at this office or the Murray State Bank. Good Service Reasonable Rales . 1 T rTTT r 7tJ Month Poultry Wanted Highest market price paid or poultry and all farm produce. IIATT,PRODUCE GO.