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The Plattsmouth Journal
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J. THOUGHT FOR TODAY.
! Thi.- is not ii day of
J triumph ; il
i ilav of dedi- !
calimi. Here muster not tin- J
forces nf parly,
fin res of huniaiiily.
hut the J'
Mini's .J. !
hearts wail upon us; men's
J lives hang in Hie balance;
men's hopes call upon us to f
J- say what we will do. Who J
J shall live up In I he great J
J Irusl? Who dares fail to
J try? I summon all honest. J
J men, all patriotic, all lor- J
J ward looking men, to my J
side, find helping me, I will
not fail Ihein if they will !
J hut counsel and sustain me.
J ("resident Wilson's In- !
J augural Address. J
Those Americans who have in-.
Icrcsts in Mexico are asking for,
peace at any price.
Shake, l'residenl Vi
oii . Here's
Imping you may gie Ihe country
the liesl ndminisl rat ion ever.
We arise to ask: What has
become of Ihe old-fashioned clerk
who used lo sleep in Ihe store?
February's farewell is not a
huggeslion that the first week in i
March is a good lime
II must he very sad to break
home ties, especially when the
home has been in the White house
for four years. '
Turkey is willing lo bow lo the
will of Ihe powers. The no-nitvy
Turks have reached Ihe legitimate
results of this policy.
In all his tramps Weslon never
discovered Ihe polities in
pfdesl nanism Ihe marching suf
fragelles found on (heir first hike.
In Ihe .Mexican crisis the lirsl
duty of this counlry was lo pro
led the lives of Americans and
incidentally olher foreigners, lias
il been successfully acnmpljshcd?
II is said that notwithstanding
(here were .'(10,(1(10 democrats in
Washington yesterday, lhat the
donkey was barred from the
The South Dakota senate seems
10 be sailing under Ihe wrong flag.
11 was claimed to he progressive
in its broad aspect, hut it has just,
defeated a bill providing for a
hank guarantee law.
When Abraham Lincoln was
inaugurated Ihe United Stales was
in a crippled condition for pur
poses of defense. President Wil.
fon will find u loyal army and
navy and plenty of ammunition
It is reported lhat (he Wash
ington hotels are charging $10 a
day and lhal a guest must lake
his room for the entire week. The
placing of bibles in all (he rooms
may have had something lo do
with (his high rate.
People of .Nebraska rejoice in
the faet lhat our own William J.
Bryan is at (he head of Ihe
cabinet . II would have been im
possible for President Wilson lo
have selected a wiser man for the
position of secretary of state. He
will prove a big help in making
the administration a success and
in carrying out Ihe principles of
the democratic, parly, Good luck
to Secretary Bryan.
at Plattsmouth, Neb.:
i il iIIhIi
IL is in iv President Wilson ami
Hailmad earnin.:s of the pa.-t
'''w months make a good showing.
Considering thai. In1 lived in
M,'x','" fill'" "I Madcrn does
lint seem quite so unkind.
Sullrauelles Ihink thai with the
ballot, they can have their own
way, but the men know belter.
Peaceful as we are, we don't
great ly blame a Mexican for pre
ferring fighting to working on the
'I'he burning of I he Dewey hotel
has furnished Omaha another
argument for its proposed new
Senator Marlling is lighting
hard fnI- Sunday base ball bill,
which is slill up in Ihe house, and
lie is very hopeful of ils passage.
An Omaha packing house girl
ic. - dilics that she can only afford
to cal one meal every two days.
'I h.it is awfi'l, if she fells the
Perhaps Ihe largest number of
inaugural visitors attended the
inaugural ion of President Wilson
1Jt ias attended a similar oc-
casiou for many years.
If Uncle Sain determines to
intervene, it can be reckoned right
now thai he will succeed in doing
it; but who would cherish Ihe job
of spanking Ihe Mexicans'
The apparent inability of the
London authorities to put a de
cisive slop to the insane antics of
the suffragettes lessens our re
gard for the superiority of the
Knglijdi police system.
The south is fairly represented
in President Wilson's cabinet. It
gels four, the west I wo and the
gels four, the west two and tin
In make up all dellciencies in the
pel son of W. .1. I'.rynn. secretary
uf stale, and the head center o
the whole business.
People are getting lired of
waiting for the present legislature
lo tin soinel liinir. It. would lie a
good thing for some member lo
moe thai they dispense with at
leas) one-half of the wall-llower
clerks who .sit around and do
nothing bul draw s:i a dav. It is
I lie university will remain
right where il is. Governor
Morehead was right in his in
augural address when he op
posed Ihe removal. The agitation
arose in the minds of (hose who
(bought (o profit by its reniova
to the agricultural farm, near
which Ihey had land.
The news from Washington
may sorter quiet our soliciludo
for the welfare of Governor
Morehead and the Nebraska
delegation in general lo learn that
the thousand bibles have been
ilisirilnited in the hotels and
boarding houses of (he capita
city for their guidance.
The sulfragettcs are. spreading
it on in Washington this week un
der the command of Generr
Hosalie Jones. Hut will all thi
display gel them anything? They
could have accomplished more by
remaining at home and letting the
men look after their cause. Sensi
hie men and sensible women, als
do not believe in such public dis
plays of women.
Living is higher, hut in your I
cae isn'i il Ihe cost ..' high li.i"iii tlif
mg '! 1 liink il over.
Tackling Ho' thread trust ami
coal-tar trust tin.) same clay is
liable In get tin' court tangled up.
In looking over the list of hi?
predecessors should he enough to
make Hucrta treinhle in his bunts.
A community that is harmoni
ous among its people is always
prosperous, llememlier (hat fart,
ill y hi ?
I's all up lo you now, Wood-
row. ion have good back mis: and
b-nly of it. Io your duty and
ill will lie well.
President Wilson's inaugural
address was short, but it means
much. It was received with great
cheers from the immense audi-
'cw Jersey lias provided itself,
at the instance of Governor
Wilson, with seven anti-trust
iws. If they resemble the Sher
man law in effectiveness they will
imt be popular wilh monopolists.
The original law passed by repub-
eans is no popgun.
We understand lhal .). M. Itob-
rl s has refused In run again for
member of the school board. Mr.
Unbelts has made a most nrolici-
nl. member, and we I rust he w ill
(consider Ihe matter. It is lo
ucb citizens as Mr. Roberts that
e owe the prnsperily of our
Every cili.eii should be loyal lo
e community in which he lives
and makes his home. A loyal citi
zen is one who will assist with all
his power in any movement that
will benefit Ihe town. A united
Ml'ort on the part of all citizens
would bring for Platlsniouth
many benetlcial returns.
Another masher woke up the
wrong lady Tuesday in Omaha,
i nd she gave him a smack on Ihe
aw ami blacked his eye, after ho
iad made indecent proposals lo
her. The masher was fined Ti0
unl costs in Ihe police court. This
is another warning to mashers
whn hang around on the streets
endeavoring lo head-oil' some re
spectable woman or young girl.
A representative of Itcdpalh's
yceiini Bureau was in Plaits-',
irioulh yesterday endeavoring to
arrange for a Chautauqua during
the summer season in this citv.
He called at the Journal ollice and
said he would call again in the
near future. He received suf
ficient encouragement to come
About 12a employes of the
Burlington auditing department,
with several baggage carloads of
records and office furniture, left
Omaha Saturday for Chicago,
where the department will be
quartered in the new headquarters
building. This removal left a
large amount of vacant space on
Ihe third and fourth floors of the
Burlington's Omaha building.
Omaha reports are persistent that
within the next few months one
or more departments now quar
tered at Lincoln will he moved to
An eastern newspaper has been
soliciting answers from its read
ers (o the question, "What would
I do if I had a million dollars?
The contest bus just closed and
the judges awarded the prize to
the one who gave the following
answer: "What would I do if I
possessed a million dollars?
First, I want to inquire whether
I am actually to get a million dol
lars? No? Then my answer
shall be, I would found a million
dollars' worth of charities. If,
however, I am really to gel the
million well, in that case, I had
better postpone my answer till a
more propitious lime."
The democratic parly is surely
nlille" now, with the
president and both houses of con
gress. It will be the fault of those
in pnwer if the premises made to
the people last fall are nof ad
hered lo. The inasses will eager
ly watch their maneuvers from
start to finish.
The city of J'lallsnioulh is not
in good shape fur an exciting- city
election. The present. city
olliciais and members of the city
council have performed their
duties in a most admirable man
ner and Ihey should all be re
elected without opposition. The
Journal believes in' letting well
Will Maupin is author of a long
article in Sunday's State Journal,
in which he endeavors to show the
game of politics is played. Of
course there are two sides to the
controversy between Maupin and
Governor Morehead. But it is
bard for us (o believe lhat Gov
ernor Morehead is a man who
does not make his word good.
If there should be no election
held I his fall il is likely In he a
sad blow to one-term county
olliciais who desire re-election.
If Ihey are permitted lo hold over
another year by means of Ihe new
constitutional amenilmcnl, Ihe
volers arc likely to bold that three
years ill a si ml oh are enough for
;i man to hold office and will se-
leci new men. Lincoln jieraio.
The suicide of a once wealthy
New York woman who lost her all
in a fake land company
emphasizes the deplorable laxity
of laws in many states against
swindlers. Leu islal ion protecting.
Ihe guileless against the nmcbina
I ions of fakers may be a species
of paternalism, but every well
ordered slate prefers that to un
bridled operations of ghouls.
Ilepi'i'ser.latives of "dry" coun
ties in the Texas legislature de
feated a iii prnhibil ing Ihe carry
ing of whisk- in vjnidle bags or
holslers anywhere in "dry" ter
rilnry. This will be much laugh
ed af bul really the majority nf
dry connlies of Texas fire in a
part of Ihe slate where rallle-
snakes abound and where, at any
ask inav be in.
The woman's suffrage question
is entirely a slide issue and can
in no way be made a federal issue.
The slates have control, of the.
voting franchise and hardly two
of them have the same provisions.
The demonstration made by the
women al Washington can have
no effect on the federal govern
ment, because the federal govern,
men! has nothing to do with Ihe
mailers. General Jones took
refuge under that when four
colored women proposed lo join
her ranks and it was a sound
proposition that she laid down.
It is hardly likely lhat any south
ern slate will vote for woman suf
frage during the present genera
Stale Labor Commissioner
Pool publicly calls attention to an
inconsistency that harrows up his
feeling. Mr. Pool is an editor and
printer from Tecuiuseh and he
therefore makes a mental note of
such printed matter as comes un
der his observation, just as a shoe
dealer looks you in the feel in
stead of in Ihe eyes as you pass
him. Commissioner Pool receives
from 100 to 200 letters a day from
business men of the state, and he
says a very large number of these
make use of govriunent printed
envelopes. Many are members of
the Stale Retailers' association,
he declares, who are stoutly pro
testing against sending out money
to distant catalogue houses and
they enlist the home editor and
printer in their behalf against
this foreign-palronage idea. Is
this treating Ihe newspapers in
the proper manner?
Somc prejudiced people want
the jail proposition defeated
simply because they hope it will
lead to a great proposition lhat
will cost the taxpayers of Cjs
county at least ..'.")(), 000 or 300.
000, while a new juil will cost
them the pitiful sum of ? 12,000
which would prove hardly notice
able to the average taxpayer.
No one can find any particular
objection to Ihe administration of
mayor Saltier. He has done all
lhal could possibly be done for
Plallsinoudi in his official capac
ity. He has worked hand in hand
with the Cnitnncrcial club for any
ami everything thai was destined
lo dn good to Ihis city, and we
don't believe I here is a person in
Ihe town that could have done
more. Mayor Saltier has proved
a faithful servant., and should be
re-elected without the slightest
Many of Mr. Bryan's friends are
wondering what Ihe new secretary
of slide meant in addressing the
assistant secretaries and beads nf
the slate departments on entering
upon his duties, as follows: "I
am not prepared lo discuss tenure
in ollice. My own tenure is, as
I was about lo say, brief, but my
(enure has not even begun. I am
sure your tenure is, therefore, not,
more uncertain than mine. I
have not had lime, to learn from
the prosidenl the general policy
lhal will be impressed on the
arinus departments, but it is not
necessary for us to discuss the
length of service. U, is siiflicient
al this time In make each other's
aciiiiiiiil ance and I hope that
when Ihe time conies for me to
reassemble you lo introduce you
to my successor I can look back
no as delightful associations as
Ihe retiring secretary does." Mr.
Bryan's words caused surprise,
bul lie followed them with no ex
A report that Colonel Frank
James had gone to the mountains
'in the far northwest to die of
luierciinsi turns nut In be like
the report of Mark Twain's death
a decade ago, "greatly exagger
ated." Col. James is clearly en
titled In ;i correction of the an
noying report and an apology for
ils political ion inasmuch a, he
appears in person to say that be
never felt belter and lhat, if he
has luberculnsis, he is imi aware
of the fad. While there are
many people having' tuberculosis
who do not know il, Col. James
has never been the man to delude
himself as to Hie presence of a
danger. Whether the story mil
of the northwest was pure fakery,
or whether snmebndv has sought
o si l ike it pose as a border hero
may never be known, but a large
section of Missouri will con
tent, itself Willi knowing that ils
hero is well and lhat the lungs
which once sounded Ihe rebel yell
could do it again.
Daniel Webster in the senate
eighty years ago: j here are
persons who constantly clamor.
They complain of oppression,
speculation and pernicious in
fluence of accumulated wealth.
They cry out loudly against all
banks and corporations and all
means by which small capitalists
become united in order to pro
duce important 'and benetlcial re
sults. They carry on mad
hostility against all established
institutions. They would choke
the fountain of industry and dry
all streams. In a country of un
bounded liberty, they clamor
against oppression. In a eountry
of perfect equality, they would
move heaven and earth against
privilege and monopoly. In a
counlry where properly is more
evenly divided than anywhere else,
Ihey rend the air shouting
agrarian doctrines. In a country
where wages of labor are high
beyond parallel, they would teach
the laborer lhat he is but. an op
British patience has seemingly
beci.iiic xha;.ii.cii wilh the nulrt
anl sutTrauettes. ami the weak
ness i.f the aul lim it ies in turning
the female vandals loose after u
short imprisonment is being
severely censured. The suffraget
tes have ;i trick, mi being arrested
aid placed in jail, nf going on a
so-called 'hunger rike" re
fusing fond of all kinds and de
liberately pursuing a course of
slarviir-r themselves to death, thus
ii diieiiig the authorities to re
lease I hem. It is a characteristic
specie of fury and fanaticism
thai, adopls this sort of an ex
pedient to bal'iie ihe authorities.
Now, however, public, sentiment
insists that these offenders shall
be given punishment commen
surate wilh their crimes. If the
prisoners choose o go on a
hunger strike, food shall be
placed before them and if they
refuse to partake of it and set
out to starve themselves to death
they will be al liberty to do so.
That determined efforts to put a
slop In Ihe ruthless destruction of
property are to be undertaken is
iin.iii.-iii ed by the arrest of Mrs.
Pankliurst mi a serious charge.
This woman, who has been the
leader of the militants, boasted in
a public address a few days ago
that .she was responsible for (he
de,- i ucl ion by dynamite of the
country residence of a high gov
ernment official and she defied
the authorities lo prosecute her.
She is now in custody, wilh the
prospect of a long prison sentence
before her. The demand is being
made on all sides that no leniency
be shown the woman. Evidently
the Kiiglish authorities are awak
ening to the seriousness of the
suffragist militancy and will ef
fectually crush the fanatical
crusade. They begin to realize
now that a farce has been rriade
of the penal machinery and that
the spectacle must cease.
Harmony among the business
men of Plattsmouth seems to
prevail. II is a good sign for the
future of the city. "A house di
vided against itself cannot stand."
This will hold good in church,
city in- any organization. Platts
mouth has experienced this in
past years, when il was usually
divided in factions, who were
virtually cutting one another's
throats in short a "rule or ruin"
policy. Those days, thanks to the
common-sense heads of our peo
ple, are passed, and we hope are
gone forever. It is nol easy for a
tow n to progress with a feeling of
enmity against your neighbor, or
ii jealous eye upon your cempetil
( i . Plattsmouth is a much dif
ferent town to what it was ten
years ago, or even six years ago.
Then everyone was going it alone
for the almighty dollar and let
ting the city lake care of itself.
The sidewalks and crossings wore
becoming dilapidated and in a
most, horrible condition. Those
conditions do not exist today. Old
board sidewalks have been re-'
moved and concrete walks have
taken their place, and one now
can tread in any direction or in
any secion of the city on good
solid walks and crossings. Many
of thes treets have been paved,
new substantial homes and busi
ness blocks take the place of di
lapidated ones. All this has been
done by a united and harmonious
citizenship men who are now
for the upbuilding of a better and
more prosperous I'lattsmouth. He
who would endeavor to mar this
feeling is not a worthy resident
and would not be missed should
he pass away any day in the week.
Let us not even look back to the
day of strife and turmoil, but keep
an ever watchful eye to a still
more prosperous future for
Plattsmouth. Every man who
feeU interested in a still greater
Plattsmouth should join the
Commercial club, which has done
so much to bring about the pres
ent conditions, and assist in making-
them litter still.
A littlo ad In the Journal will
serve the purpose.
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