The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, February 13, 1913, Image 4

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    -The Plattsmouth Journal
Published Semi-Weekij at Plattsmouth, Nebraska
R. A. BATES, Publisher.
Entered at the I'ostolfice at Plattsmouth, Nebraoka, as second-clas
I am hap-
I I'ily me not.
J pier than you; for I am
1 1 jj: fi t i n -r lo lie free Francis
$ Marion.
I'laltsmouth properly offered
for sale finds" ready purchasers.
Many newcomers are locating in
our city.
This paper does not believe the
Fulllcr telephone bill will help
I tie telephone busiues to any
groat extent.
Slate appropriations now asked
for amounts to the enormous sum
of !? 11,000,1100. Don't this make
I he taxpayers of Nebraska .shud
der? II ought lo if it don't.
The legislature should increase
i lie sularv of the governor and
let it go at that on the salary
raising question. The governor'
salary never was what it ought to
have been.
Many new residences are con
templated for the ensuing season.
The music of the saw and ham
iner has been heard all through
winter, consequently it will not
prove much of an attraction when
I he building season properly
There is one paper out in the
west part of the county that has
already raised a howl against (he
county jail. Hut, thank the Lord,
the paper nor the fellow who
makes such a public attempt to
publish it has very much inlluence
either one way or the other.
Prejudice should be thrown
aside when it. conies lo the jail
proposition. Twelve thousand
dollars is a very small sum to
build a jail that will be safe in
which to keep prisoners. Think
what a saving a new jail would be
to I ho taxpayers of Cass county.
Toting around revolvers is not
a very healthy business these
days if you are caught in so do
ing. -The statute enacted two
years ago provides that whosoever
tdiall carry a concealed weapon,
such as pistol, bowie-knife, re
volver, dirk, metal knuckles or
other dangerous weapon, shall, on
conviction, be lined in any sum
not exceeding $1,000, or imprison
ed in the penitentiary not exceed
ing two years. An exception is
made under the law, however, in
favor of any one who is engaged
in any lawful business, calling or
employment, and is placed in such
circumstances as would justify a
prudent person in carrying a
weapon for the defense of his per
son, property or family.
The passage of the bill in the
house of representatives to print
the constitutional amendments in
pamphlet form and send them out,
in preference to publication in tho
newspapers is a direct insult to
every democratic editor in Ne
braska, and we hope to see tho
bill defeated in tho senate. There
are but precious few democratic
papers in the stale that aro mak
ing anything over a baro living,
and the publication of the amend,
men Is once every two years comes
to them as a fiod-send, and it is
outrageous to take the palronago
that belongs to them and give it
to some Lincoln print shop that
is nn enemy to tho party. No
worder the democratic party fs in
the !::inoilty in Nebraska.
Cioveriior Morehead is having
the time of his lift; in trying to
please all comers. It, is a safe
proposition that he does not suc
ceed, and in his effort to do his
duty he docs 'not care whether he
does or not. Do your duty, (iov-
ernor, as you see the way, and we
have the utmost faith you will be
all right with the genuine common
The newspaper publishers are
all right before the election, but
Nebraska business men, especi
ally those engaged in the mer
cantile business,1 from time .to
lime have found it ditlicult to get
greatly needed legislation through
the legislature or past the veto
of the governor. An important
measure along this line asked by
the retail merchants two years
iij-u. mu iiut:u ami tut; cuim uiu
is now pending with only a fair
prospect of its going through.
What is true in this regard in
Nebraska seems to be true in
other states as well. There seems
to be an unwarranted and uncall
ed for suspicion that because
merchants arc asking better pro
lection in their credit that they
are seeking to impose some hard
ship on someone else, when the
fact is that no honest man would
get anything but helpfulness out
of the legislation asked for.
In Kansas there has been this
year, a concerted en on maue to
after once inducted into office, the
men whom they supported soon P't two or three bills of import
forget the pari they had taken to ance through that legislature.
elevate him to his present posi- -ne oi tnem was tneir duik saies
lion. There is one thing certain, bill; this passed the committee of
the democratic papers of Ne- t"e whol(J in the Kansas house by
braska, generally, gel the worst a good majority, but when it came
of it from their own party friends to iinal passage, the opponents of
the bill, beat it by one vote. A
garnishment law is also bein
worked for in Kansas, but this is
receiving the usual opposition
that conies from those who would
purposely escape payment of
just obligations or those wlio are
ignorantly afraid that someone
is going to be injured if a iner
chant gets added relief in secur
ing payment for goods sold by
him. Lincoln Trade Review.
I hey forget services rendered.
Commercial clubs in every cily
in Nebraska are waking up to
their local interests, and they
comment extensively upon what
the IMallsinoulh Commercial club
has done. I'laltsmouth has been
placed very prominently on the
map of Nebraska, and we want to
see it remain there. Every citizen
can help to do it, and they should
all " li on their armor", and
light tor I'lallsiiiouin ami tier in
-"See Plattsmouth Succeed!"-
and Place Your Laundry Orders with
The New Plattsmouth Steam Laundry
WM. BARCLAY, Manager
A man with years of experience in the laundry business will have
charge, and all work will be gotten out on time, and everything left in our
care will be guaranteed' in every particular. All that we ask is a trial to
prove that we know our business, and if we please you we would like for
you to tell your friends if not tell us.
The new management takes possession Monday, February 10th, and
we will not be responsible for any business relations that patrons have had
with the old management.
The Plattsmouth Steam Laundry
Mrs. Florence Gamble, who
styles herself "the champion
heart breaker of Iowa," has finally
A Duluth, Minn., carpenter has been lodged m jail ror tailing to
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iceu lo it a legacy or !?j,iiuo,uuu ny pui i cl numi iu
the death of an uncle in England, answer the charge of using the
When he received the news of the mails to defraud. Mrs. Gamble's
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mi' It i viil . . . I I l.niA I i II I III S ' 1M 1 W IS 111 M'llll ll
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said: "I am 5(5 years old, have a photograph, and as she was un
wiTe and two children, together usually good-looking, she suc
with a modest home, and I have ceeded in entrapping large num-
earned to be contented with a hers of men. To ask for money
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poor man s lot. Ten years ago 1 omei- io prepare m-i uuuimu
would have welcomed the for- was oas'' aml tllu Postofllcc was
tune. Now I feflr it is going to soon burdened with loving mis
spoil my happiness." sives. She caught a man in at
o: least every state in the Union, and
farmer remarked to us tho aril if she bad operated tnrougu
other day that it is more com- the express olllces, she could
fortable to travel over the roads ve escaped, but unfortunately
now than it was 25 or 30 years she (,hoso the posloffiee. How
ago iu this part of the country, ever, she accepted her sentence
Tim observation is correct, but with the utmost sang froid,
it must be borno in mind that laughed at the United States mar
more money is being emended on shal who arrested her and smiled
our roads and belter methods of t tlie jailer when he turned the
makinir roa.ts nro in voirim now. key upon her. She declares that
Slip-shod methods' of road niak- all men are fools and that it is
ing have given way to scientific the easiest thing in the world to
methods and better roads aro the humbug them. She has a hus
esult. band and three children in Boone,
o: Iowa, and when she was arrested
Men may make mistakes and and taken to Des Moines sno
yet have the best of motives. Ono smilingly kissed them all around,
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may have a conviction that this wuveu ner iiuauauu u iuuu uuiuu
or that is clearly for the best in- and bade him bo of good cheer.
terests of his cily, only to ascer- Nuch a wife is worth having,
tain that the consensus of :o:
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opinion and the common juclg- Mirrs.ns.nvt..
ment does not bear him out and The Lincoln Journal pretends
that, unintentionally, he has done to find a far departure from the
more harm than good.' Such a legislative action two years ago,
result should neither condemn requiring a 33 per cent affirmative
him in tho opinion of those of popular vote to adopt a constllu
opposing views nor, submitting to tional amendment submitted by
the verdict of the majority, ex- initiative petition, in a recent ac
pect him to change his own view, lion of the lower house of tho
if he cannot honestly do so. present session. Tho house
o: passed favorably by unanimous
We are not a knocker, to say vote, on a proposed constitutiona
the least, but we do like to receive amendment providing that a ma.
all that is coming to us. That is jority of the votes cast on the
all we demand, and should re- question shall suffice to adopt a
ceive. Some people who run and constitutional nmendmont sub
are elected to ofilco seem to think milled by the legislature.
that it is the duly of the news- There is, of course, a world of
paper editors to support them, difference.
whether wo want to or not. This A constitutional amendment
is anolhing thing in which they proposed by initiative petition
are mistaken. This paper has stands in a very different light
been democratic nt all times and from an amendment submitted by
under all circumstances, but it the legislature.
makes ono who has been so faith- When an amendment is sub-
fnl to tho causo of tho parly and milled by the legislature oppor
individuals representing the same tunily has been given for its care
tired "to have it rubbed in," when ful consideration and discussion
they have nn opportunity to lend by the legislature. It has been
a beliinir band otherwise. considered first by a standing
commit l ee of one house, then in
committee of the whole of that
house before passage. Then it
has been considered by the stand
ing committee and committee of
the whole of the other house. If
any differences have developed
between Hie two houses it has
been considered linally by a joint
comitlee and gone back to both
houses for a final vote. There
has been opportunity for full dis
cussion, for careful study, for
amendments and changes. When
both houses finally agree on the
amendment and submit it to t lie
people it is reasonably sure that
I is a well-considered constitu
tional amendment on which the
people are asked lo vole and the
people have had I he benefit of all
the legislative discussion, as re
ported in the newspapers, to en
able them to form an intelligent
opinion of its merits.
It is altogether different with a
constitutional amendment sub
milted by initiative petition. No
body has had an opportunity to
amend the initialed amendment.
It has been discussed and passed
on by no public, official body. It
has not "been put through the
mill." It may represent tho
wishes and idea? of only a few
"leaders" and a comparatively
small portion of the voters. Yet
there is danger that such an
amendment, possibly "half
baked," poorly put together, in
judicious and unnecessary, if not
positively harmful, might be
adopted by default in a popular
Even the legislature has made
serious mistakes, after the fullest
opportunity for consideration
as note the biennial election
amendment submitted by the last
legislature, and adopted by the
people without thought or in
vestigation. How much greater is
the danger of mistake with an
initiative amendment that nobody
has considered except those who
first drafted it and started the
petitions goingl
For this reason it is wisely pro
vided that initiated constitutional
amendments must poll at least
35 per cent of the popular vote to
carry. The necessity does not
exist for a similar requirement
in the case of amendments sub
mitted by the legislature.
now on and as Usual are Closing
Out the Line at Less than Cost
We have placed on sale about 500 Boxes that have
sold for 25 and 35c at
j ; I 2ffl
I Our Big Annual Stationery Sale is I OJj
with a few that will he sold for 10c, a mere fraction of cost.
We have about 60 Boxes of the High-Grade 60c
Quality that we are closing out at 30c.
135 Boxes of Initial Paper!
A few in Gold Letter and the balance in Colored letter. This
paper cost twice as much as we are selling it at, but we are go
ing to quit handling this line and we want to clean up every box
during this sale. While they last they will be sold at
20c per Box
Just think of it.
the entire year.
At this price you should buy enough to last
This opportunity is only offered you once a
year, and that at the Journal office. Call early, for at these
prices the 500 boxes will be sold this week.
- Journal Stationery Department -
In the Initial Paper we have every Iettler except H. L. and M.
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