The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 09, 1912, Image 4
The Plattsmouth Journal Published Semi-Weekly at R. A. BATES, Entered at the PoBtolfice at Plattnmouth, Nebraska, as Becond-clas matter. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE IH"W!W!-!WI5HW Nothing .avcd by wailing, un- J !!l"s you wait till alter Christmas. J. THOUGHT FOR TODAY. ' ' K W ithout rourauc there can J J nut be truth, and without J J truth there can lie no other J virtue. Sir Waller Scott. h H-H-i H-H-!- WW-I' HH :o: Now is the time lo hny it, early. :o: They arc talking of a new map -of Europe with Turkey left off. .Just as well. :o: Only nineteen more day till Christinas. Have yon done that "early shopping" yet? :o: II is douhlful if any ex. presi dent starves lo death or dies from exposure, even if he don't arcopl (he of pension of Mr. Carnegie. :o: He fon beginning to stamp out an evil some people ought to he careful to wipe 1 1 j i i- own feel, he fore taking a part in Ihe business. :o: The show windows of the various store-, and shops catch the eyes of the little ones, who are all mlcroled in tin- advent of Simla Clans. v 'llic ileciioii with refereuci' lo Ihe waler rights in Nebraska looks like I lis cull ing of a 1 1 1 1 1 1 . Ami it appears lo In- a larne fiioiig li speeimt-ii to eliiniiiale any ipiar teltiig ahoiil it. :o .- i if penpie are watriiing Hie : papers for Christmas bargains.! The merchant-, who do not ad vertise evidently expect no Christ mas shoppers, or have no bar gains to offer. One thing certain, Coventor Morehead is im . going into the appointing business until he gels good ami ready, ami he is not go ing to stand any monkey business with candidates, oilher. :o: An easier lilor speaks ofllte elfoil of the presidenl-elcc! lo lose himsel" by going lo lterinuda. All a mistake. Like Covcrnnr i .1 .i Morehead, when he went down to Fxcclsior Springs, he was simply trying to lose the otlice-seekers. Wisconsin, by the laws of its statute 1 ks, ranks admittedly llrst among t he progressive states. Yet. it rejected eipial sullrage overwhelmingly. From Wyoming ami Colorado, where the women vide, the political news consists largely of graft ami scandal. What's the unswer? :o: The League of hentneratio Clubs, in session in Washington this week, adopted resolutions rcooiiitne tiding that the cere monies of swearing in the presi dent and the attendant pageant should not be separated. This means that both should occur on I ho -i tli of March, blizzard or no blizzard. It will be a splendid charily act if some of the Sunday schools of IMallsinouth would some way pro xide tin! poor children of Ihe city with Christmas presents. Some charity-inclined lady or gentle man should take the lead in this mailer in time to raise sulllcient money to do thtv business. Then a committee should be selected to lind out Ihe really poor children of the cily those whose father or mother is dead, and t host who are loo poor to buy Christmas pres ents for their children. This is the proper way to display the Christmas epirit. Plitlsmoutti, Nebraska Publisher. winter is already here ami vet we have we at her. had no real winter Coventor .Morehead declares he will make no appointments until January 7. To do your Christmas shopping early is no fake, if you will only "take lime hy the forelock." :o : Congress and Christinas shop ping will keep the average mind pretly well occupied until after the holidays. :o: W hile Ihe champion corn liusk er serves a useful purpose, he can't charge admission and make money like other alhleles; he has lo earn it. :o : Improvements still booming not wit hslaiiding I his is the first month of winler. There will he work all winter if the weal her will hold otf il.s icy blasts. :o : The children are hoping for a while Christmas. What is Christmas to the little ones with out snow, anyway 7 The jingle of Ihe slciyh lielU is music In their ears. :o : :o: An lliio xvoimdi, who recently died at the age of i f years, boast ed she bad never been kissed by a man. I'm! one that old could hardly I xpected lo fully pos sei her memory of trivial things.! There are men in polil ics who believe the federal constitution is a fossilized instrument that does more harm than good, but .lodge W. II. Thompson of Kansas is not one ni' them. M gives him Ihe scnalorship. Sixty million packages of gar den seed have been prepared to send out early next spring. Of course each congressman gels his share. We'll ie a coonskin thai but few of them will be as par ticular in semlinu them next spring as they were last spring. :o: Chicago ha received this sea son approximately 1J7,MM) west ern range cattle, as compared with ;t:i.u)0 in linil. With only half as many grass cattle as live years ago it is not dilllcult to llgure out why beef is so high and why the price is going to remain high. ;n: The regular republicans don't seem lo take very kindly to John O. Yeiser's proposition to unite Hie parly. As one Cass county leader says, they will gladly ac cept all those who "went olT after stray gods" who desired lo re turn to the fold, into full fellow ship al any I hue, :o: A college for hoboes is the latest thing contemplated for the benellt of Wandering Willies by .lames Fads Howe, the St. Louis millionaire tramp. Here is an op portunity for Andrew Carnegie to dispose of some of his surplus millions, instead of pensioning ex-presidents. :o: Coventor ltaldwin of Connecti cut favored the restoration of Ihe whipping post at the meeting of governors in Hichmond this week. In many cases the whipping post is the proper thing. One instance in our mind's eye is Jack Johnson, the nigger slugger, who has just married another white girl. Progressives should not xvorry oxer the back-sliding of Flinn. The Pennsylvania boss will be fou nit standing at Armageddon again if there i anything in it for Flinn and his "children." Fast week the Omaha World lleiald, which is always doing something for the poor of that cily, started a fund to pay off a mortgage of sjrin on the little h"i f a poy widow in Omaha, ami Ihe entire amount was raised in a very short time. The mortg age was lifted on Thanksgiving day . Wasn't that a happy Thanks giving in Dial little home? The woman sufl'rageists are meeting in Omaha this week to devise ways and means of giving the women of .Nebraska the right to vote. The matter will come as a question at the next election, but there is no more show of car rying woman's ' suffrage in Ne braska than there was in carrying Wisconsin in the late election, ami it was defeated in that state by an overwhelming majority. ;r: Such has been the popularity! of moving picture shows, accord ing lo an article in McClure's, that one of the promoters of these enterprises lo lease the Metropoli an! opera house in New York Cily for their production, and of fered a rental of $150,(11)0 a year; this being refused, he is now building a moving picture theater in llarlam which will seal even more people than the opera house. Anyone who lias an unusued 13 cenl Fniletl States postage stamp prinled on blue paper would do well lo hold onlo il rather than lo ue it tot a lellcr or package. A .-lamp dealer who has heretofore sold these stamps to colleclors for sii.TiO each, announces Hint I he price will be four thou sand of these stamps were origin ally printed, but fewer than a hundred are known lo exist at presenl. :o : Coventor Aldrich has proclaim ed the live amemlmetils lo the cotistilulion voted on at the late election adopted. The amend ments are as follows: First, in itiative ami referendum; second, increasing legislative salaries ami! limiting period for introduction of bills lo the llrst twenty days of the session; third, board of con trol for stale institutions; fourth, biennial elections; and lifth, giv- ng cil ies of r,ono or more popula- lion Hie right to make their own charters. -::- President Fa ft ex idenlly intends lo till all the vacancies of post masters whose terms expire while he remains as chief executive. He reappointed one postmaster down at Wichita, Kansas, the oilier day for another term of four years, ami from reports from Washing ing he intends to make such ap pointments right along, who will ley to hold on under Hie civil serv ice order. The democrats will undoubtedly register a kick against such work, by doing away wilh the civil service altogether. :o: Postmaster Ceneral Hitchcock has called attention to the extent lo which Ihe postollice department has to bear the expense of carry ing the mails for other depart ments by means of the franking privilege. Twenty millions is the annual cost of carrying the frank ed mailer of the agricultural, war, navy, interior and other depart ments. Let the selfish penny- postage seekers exercise their ef- i forts toward remedying this abuse before seeking to cut down half of I lie receipts of the department, ostensibly in order that the great mass of people may send their let lers for one cent instead of two cents, but in reality in order that i the benefits of postal service can not for years to come be extended lo other undertakings, such as parcels post, etc. The most useful gifts in the world nt Eastwood's. Hurry up, girls, leap year is rushing to the jumping-ofT place. :o: Oct busy and secure the trade of Ihe early shoppers. Advertis ing will do the business. -:o: ' From a financial standpoint, Mr. liryan would make more inone out of the cabinet than in it. :o : Fven the ministers of Omaha will urge in their sermons the ad visability of doing your Christmas shopping early. :o: The Aldrich currency scheme is coming to Ihe front in congress again, and the members ferninst it will have to be on I heir guard. :o: The prospects are most excel lent for this holiday season to break all records in the volume of trade. The business of the coun try is getting under tremendous headway. :o: A man down in Missouri got religion recently and straightway fed three carloads of Ben Davis apples lo the hops rather than sell them. He felt they were unlit n.r human food. :o: "The war cloud still hangs over Furope," according to reports. Well, let her hang. The United SI all's has plenty lo supply their demands, as long as I hey have the money to foot the bills. :o : Our republican friends need not worry Mr. liryan can have any position in President Wilson's cabinet he may desire, and the beauty of it is lie is abundantly able to till any of them. :o : President Wilson has already indicated hat so far as lie is id be concerned ihe pledges made Ihe people in I he dentoeral ic plat form of IIU- are to be kepi, and legis lal ion along I hal line will be in sisted upon. Men who want to do I lie house work and lake care of Hie children while I heir wives go o Ihe polls on election day are Hie only ones who will vote for woman suffrage. And there are precious few men who will consent to this. I'he next congress that meets, llie official message directing that body what to do will be written by Hon. Woodroxv Wilson, presi dent of the Fnil.ed Slates. A dentoeral ic message to congress is "'"'Hiing new of late years -:o;- (iraml Island is to have a new brewery, costing $100,000. It is also fair to state that that city raised $75,000 in three days for Ihe erection of a Y. M. C. A. build ing. Fvidently there is nothing too good for Oram! Island. :o : In New York last week a loan shark was lined !?2.r)0 and sent to jail for sixty days. The specific offense was making a loan of $15 for one month at $15 interest, or ioo per cent a year. It seems Hial the loan shark can be har pooned if the local disposition is sulllcienlly pronounced. :o: Sixty-live thousand two hun dred and ninety-nine automobile licenses were issued in the state of Illinois from January 1 to Sep tember 30, inclusive. That is quite a large number of whiz cars for one slate to buy In seven months, but it seems all people who can raise the money are bound to have one. "Send no money." This is a favorite way the mail order houses have of heading their ad vertising of so-called bargain of fers, although they are always i careful to get the money before the buyer gels possession of Ihe goods. The consumer who wants to be loyal to the community of which he is a part, will make that read, "spend no money" wilh those fellows. That's the way it should be read. You citizens who imagine a great country like this can be ruined by some little reduction? in the cost of sugar, clothing, shoes and implements should take notice and govern yourself ac cordingly. With the biggest crops on record and the factories months behind with their orders. Mr. Panic cannot get within a thousand miles of us if we will let nature take its course. :o: The new postal law becomes ef fective January 1, till;. You can then send by the rural route car riers butler, eggs, potatoes, cab bages, turnips, onions, beets (dead beats excepted;, apples, poultry of all kinds, "pigs in a poks," besides numerous other things. If a man kill a skunk and hasn't time to bring the hide to town he may wrap it in a news paper and send it by the carrier. Of course the smell goes with the hide, but the carrier cannot object because that is part of the skunk. In the good old summer time when hens leave their nests with their brood the eggs that did not hatch, but upon breaking will put to shame a glue factory in the matter of smell, the housewife may send this diseased hen fruit to the grocer by the carrier and in return lake limhurger cheese, which he must take back to the lady who sent the eggs. Hut should the eggs break in the transit oh, should they break the carrier won't do a thing but break for the brambles in Ihe brakes and swear in blue volleys at congress for making chambermaids of rural carriers. -. 'Gi CARNEGIE'S REWARDS. There doesn't seem to be any good reason for anyone getting antrry and vituperative over An drew Carnegie's oiler lo pension i x-presiib'iils oul of his $125,- ooo, (inn philanthropy found. It. is a matter that concerns Ihe public If Mr. Carnegie wants o give an ex-president $25,000 after the latter has retired from Ihe ollice, Mini is a personal mailer between Mr. Carnegie and the ex-president, whoever I lie latter may be. Hut it does seem as if be only ought lo give his pensions lo re publican ex-presidents. It was governmental favoritism in the form of an outrageous tariff on steel manufactures that gave An drew Carnegie his burdensome hundreds oT millions. He owes much to that party. To such presidents and ex-presidents as still contend for the continuance of the special favors that made hint the world's steel king he is necessarily under some obliga tions, for they are aiding him in covering his tracks. llesides, Mr. Carnegie is just Ihe kind of a man lo propose a pension of some kind. Fvery proposition for a pension is born of callousness toward all the mil lions who toil. The man who really earns his bread through the sweat of his brow is seldom found contending that some particularly fortunate person shall be' pen sioned. There is not a humane con sideration to prompt the pension ing of an ex-president. It is not essential as a matter of morality that one who has enjoyed the great distinction of having been president should live ever after in affluence, at the expense of Ihe man who has never enjoyed such distinction, but has had to toil in cessantly at small pay to help meet the expense of government. Mr. Carnegie's great wealth was taken from the toiling masses by the government and bestowed up on him. If he wants to give some of it back lo individuals who have never known what real toil is, that is his own private affair ami theirs. No resentment against his doing so should be allowed to serve as an excuse for congress pensioning anybody for anything. Lincoln Star. Cabbage, apples and cider for sale by S. O. Cole. 12-21-f.lwk!v The tir.t bill introduced in con gress last Monday was to pen sion former presidents, and was introduced by Ie Forest of New York. 1 1 provides for a pension of :.OiiO a month for an ex president and SI. 000 a month for the widow of an ex-president. 'Ike pension business has gone tur enough, and if it doesn't stop pretty soon they will be xvantiig lo pension ex-congressmen aid senators. Then- is just as rnuuli seiw in pensioning these as pen sioning fX-picsidents. :o; Attention, Farmers! My I iear Farmer Have you your own farm or are you renting? I have land in Minnesota, cut over timber, from $10 to $15 per acre. One-third cash, balance at 6 per cenf.- I have good, smooth land in Stevens county, Minnesota, from $55 to ?65 per acre. This land is sold direct from the own er of the land. No land eornpany in this deal. I also handle the best land in eastern Oklahoma. Corn runs from sixty to- seventy bushels to the acre. Now if you want land try me and see. I deal with no agent. If you come with an azent you must pay him your self. Write or call, Henry Huniinels, 1 121 North 2Gth St., Lincoln, Neb. We wish to call your attention to the fact that jnost infectious diseases, such as w hooping cough, diphtheria and scare) fever, are contracted when the child has a cold. Chamberlain's Cough Rem edy will quickly cure a cold and greatly lessen the danger of con tracting these diseases. This remedy is famous for its cures of colds. It contains no opium or other narcotic and may be given to a child with implicit confidence. Sold by F. C. Hricke & Co. Do Not Delay In placing your Xmas orders for Photographs. About the last week before Christinas we hear wails front lost souls "procrastinating parties' who failed lo lake time by the marcel wave. Order now and save your tears, fears, doubts, goosellesh and heartburn. Old pictures copied and enlarged. LFONARH S STFDIO. Booster's Shining Parlor. The new Booster's Shining Par lor, in Hie new Leonard building, is now open. Here you can get Ihe best shine at any time. Nice line of cigars and tobaccos. See Tom. be will treat you right. Attention, Ladies! Oct your tailor-made suit al home, one that will be- satis factory; any style, and made, by experienced tailors, from $.'10 up. Yejvoda & Kalcek, Leonard New Building. Forest Rose Flour guaranteed to be as good as any flour on the market. Sold by all leading deal ers. Try it. Real Estate Bought and Sold I ON COMMISSION! Insurance Placed in Best Companies! Farm Loans and Rental Agency - Virgil Uullis - ROBERT WILKINSON DUNBAR L.J. HALL UNION Wilkinson & Hall -AUCTIONEERS- The holding of successful sales is our line. Our interests are with the seller when it comes to getting every dollar your property is worth. For open dates address or call either of us nt our expense by phone. Dates can be made at 'he Journal office. WILKINSON & HALL.