The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 17, 1913, Image 4
I " " " I ! The Plattsmouth Journal j PubIisbed Semi-Weekly at Plattsmouth, Neb. I K. A. IIATHH, I'ulilUIr "Entered at the I'ostoffice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska as second-class matter Ti1 in PER YEAR IN ADVANCE - - --- -- - WW - V. THOUGHT FOR TODAY. 4. Hy (lie street of By-and- Hy one Jirrivi's at the house of Never. Cervantes. Now is a splendid time lo drag I ho roads. They are drying up in line shape. :o: (irand Old Omaha! She is com ing out from under the tornado bigger than ever. :o: If you check up all your own, you won't have time to point to the mistakes of others. :o: A good many tat riots have de serted the groundhog and go in. over to the old I it It. Hicks' camp :o: IMatlsinoiil h is growing bigger A large number of farmers were in the city Saturday, and those whom we conversed with seem well pleased with I In- outlook for a uood crop this season. j :o: ! Complaint is already made that 1 the bottoms of strawberry boxes ire like the price of beef away ip. We believe it. Sometimes we believe the wrong side is tilled. Japan is again protesting against anti-Asiaslic legislation and better, and it will continue, lo do so in the future. Every citizen should be it booster. :o : Another tiling to contend with is the laws passed by this legis. lalure; they are not, sure laws til the courts gel through with I hem Everyone is now ready to offer some suggestions on tariff reduc tion. And most people don't know any more about tariff than anything else. :o: It may help to console the late J. Pierponl Morgan's friends to reflect, that he died jusl in time to avoid the payment of an im mense income, lax. The income lax of the Roekelel lers will be .(0,0)0. 1 tut that can easily lie made up by the ad vance in oil, which I lie consumers will have to pay. It was ever thus. :o: Nebraska (lily is to have a new armory. The legislature has ap propriated J0,000 for the build ing. Wo extend congratulations to I ho good people of our sisler city. :o: The Louisville Courier lakes its defeat on the jail proposition good-humoredly. It ought lo. I.eo started the opposition in the first place. Well, here's wishing you well, Hro. Mayfiold, the same as ever. :o: During the last few days of her incarceration, Miss Emerson, the merican siilTragelle', in London, "seemed dazed and sang 'John Drown's Uody' cmislanl ly." Her release must have been a vast re lief to the jailor. ;n. llucrla, the provisional presi dent of Mexico, denies thai ho has resigned. few of his predeces sors did the same and it looks like wisdom on his part if he would take the rumor as a mighty good one and gel out while the gelt in's good. tot it California. It sometimes seems as though the president had lo put in about half his time conveyin renewed assurances of profound respect and friendship to Japan Some day the president may grow tired of this kind of business. :o: A woman has just secured a di voire on the ground that slit; has never been able to gel herhusban lo change shirts on Sunday. No edilor will ever be bereft of 1 heller half on a complaint of ' his kind. The wife of the averagi editor would have a fearful I inn convincing' a court thai it was possible for In I' husband to change shirts. :o; . Lincoln will vole on the saloon pieslion on the (ith day of May Lincoln seems lo have gotten along' pretty well the past, year willi her saloon-;. Hut there ar people in every eomniuniiy wno oe to make pi ople happy by creating a discord in their midst. In every community people exist who do no know how lo "lei well enough alone." Now that the groundhog lias been placed on the retired list, it s honed he won't run for any. thing before next year. :o: The young man of the Weep ing Water Republican feels great- y disappointed in the result of the jail election. No doubt. :o; When a man wants wisdom there is but one way of acquiring it, but when he wants to make a oid of himself there are a thou sand different ways tor him to take his pick. :o: It is pretty generally agreed hat ex-President Tafl will make a better professor than president, but all bis friends, as well as his foes, have to admit that Professor Tafl is very much of a gentleman. :o: The price of hogs and cattle has never gone down any yet. Slill we have a democratic president. The fact is they never will get cheaper so long as the demand is greater than the supply, no mat ter who is president. :o: Charley Craves of the Union Ledger, in this week's issue of his paper, tells the young manipulat or of the reins that is intended .o steer the destinies of the Weep- in ir Water Republican, some things thai iT taken to heart seriously may aid him in his new avocal ion. :o: The present legislature has done another good thing. They have passed the act creating the fiscal agency of the slate at the office of the state treasurer, in stead of some banking firm in New York. The divorcing of Ihe stale from Wall street will save a neat sum in commissions. The law is all right. :o: Everybody in Plattsmouth wears a pleasant smile. Some because the jail fight is settled; others because Old Sol is drying the streets and Ihe foliage coining on; others because there is a good show for the democrats to reduce the high cost of living; and every body because they live in one of the best and most prosperous cities in Nebraska. Hurrah for I'laltsmouth! :o:- No, Ilorlense, the tariff rcdue lions are no! expected to exiend the waist line. :o; While travel is a great edu cator, Ihe gent hunting for trou- lo can usually find it without go ing lo Mexico. Remember that next Tuesday is Arbor day. l)o a little tree plant ing, if possible. That's Ihe way o observe the dav. There will be "A Hot Tim- in the Obi Town" when they vote oi the .-a loon question in Lincoln May Cth. It will be just as well to shut up Ihe saloons. The members of the legislature will all have returned homo by that time. Friends of Ihe workingmen's compensation act air hopeful that the measure will yet become law. It passed Ihe republican senate with but five voles agains it, and is now in Ihe hands of the sifting fonimillee. Its friends claim that there are now enough favorable votes in the house to pass it, and thus carry out the pledge of Ihe democrats in their last platform. Not only would it do that, but it would provide a workingineiv's compensation law thai, has been stmdily endorse 1 by both the employing manufaclur ers of the slate through their as sociation, and by the represent -alivos of organized labor. The responsibility now rests with the sifting committee. Lincoln Star. A great many young men, who the doctors advise to take long walks and exercise with dumb- tells to reduce I heir av iordnpois, will stand around Hie House wnn eir hands in their pockets while e little wife removes the tacks from Ihe carpet, and then com plain if she requests of her lord to pull it out from under tin siove while she lifts the stow. O, man, thou are certainly a hum bug. :o: Someone who takes a rosy view in life, says an exchange, gels olT the following: "There are men who argue that living is high, but I hey might try dying. A live man gets shaved for 15 cents, but a dead one pays $5, and never kicks. An overcoat costs S'J5, but a wooden one costs SI 00. A grave ligger will plant potatoes for 10 cuts an hour, but for planting' vnil lie gels lour tunes as mucii. carriage to the (healer costs ut one to the cemetery costs $5 A saloon keeper will till your hide to bursting for r0 cents, but an embalmer gets 57.50 for the job Come to think of it. there are ; lot of things left lo live for in Ibis old world, despite the high prices and the contrary weather." :o: We have not been able to thrash out this idea of woman suffrage in our own mind. Do the women, that is the better class o women, really want to vote. If they do, wo see no good reason why they should be denied the privilege. Hut if the better class of women do not want to vote, would take no interest in it, and two-thirds of them not go to the polls on elect iou'day, then we be lieve woman suffrage would be a larce. lo give the women a chance lo vole, and then have only a few of them do it, and those Ihe undesirable ones, might be a mistake. The undesirable women of the city, as well as the ignorant man who now has an op portunity to oto, might not be the .'.best- for our national and stale government. The Weeping Water Republican shouldn't lake on so over the jail election. Of course disappoint ments seem more bitter lo the young. After you have sei vyd in the printing business until your hair is gray and your head is bald you will have passed through many worse disappointments than the one vou have just experienced. Cheer up, son. :o: That there will be several This truly promises to be a banner year for l'lattsinotith. If the planned improvements go through, and there is no reason why they should not, those who live away from the town and come here to spend the holidays won't hardly know the place. The jail election is over and the start we have in booming things will glide right along. We mean business that is business from now on. :o: The greatest grafter the farm or has to contend with is the cheap agricultural paper. These papers are as numberless as the sands of the seashore, and about as reliable as the March wind There are numerous reliable farmer papers printed in Ne braska and Iowa that are prinlei directly in the interests of the farmers, and they are of such a character in which the farmers can depend. :o: An eccentric old man in New Jersey recently deeded his real estate to Cod and Jesus Christ and left il with a real estate man lo deliver. Whal is bothering the real eslale man is to find some way lo deliver the papers. Let him end his papers lo Weeping Wa ter. 1'hey have real estate men over there who will enter into a conlracl to deliver tlie papers ami gel a receipt lor Hie same. vou simply can't put anything over on 1 Weeping Water real estate man, unless 11 lie a new county jan. Ihe work of ll.. iegislaluie is tboiil ended and while (lie ma jority or iioin lions'" am: M-tmo has done lil 1 1 more I i 1 ; 1 ; 1 draw their pay, tin re are a lew in both ranches' who have mad" good. Senator Hart ling of Otoe and ass, is one to be remembered Did you ever slop lo llgure out how many miles of road could be paved with the money that it takes to build one battleship? :o: You can always recognize the man who has no business of his own to look after. He is always looking after that which belongs to other people. :o: It will soon be time to swat the fly. In a few more days these pests will renew their campaign of spreading disease germs. Do your swatting early. :o: -:o:- The legislature has fixed upon today (Wednesday) for shutting; up shop, but it is certain that the session will run over into Thurs day or Friday, and nossiblv Sat urday. Most of the members are staying until the final fall of the gavel, and in this respect are do inu much better than usual. :o:- 111 amendments lo the constitution to be voted on at the next general election is now a foregone con elusion, as a number of joint resolutions have boon passed ant several more are pending. Among those already passed is one pro viding for direct election of I'nit- d Stales senators; one anthoriz- . , - lov ing 1 110 levying 01 an income m. ami another providing that five- sixths of a petit jury may render a verdict. When are we to have a "Clean l'p Day?" And when we do liav it will it be observed? When the proper time arrives Mayor Sat Her should issue a ukase to th effect that it must bo obscrvoi Ihe interest, of health. All in vonlorv of Ihe back alleys shonl be taken, and then orders given in such a manner that it means strictly compulsory on the part of Ihe resident. Let's have a per fectly clean city Ibis summer. Mr. Frank P. Sheldon, the mer chant prince of Nehawka, canto up last evening, remaining over night to look after some import ant business. While here he was a pleasant caller at the Journal office '.and talked of matters con cerning affairs in the vicinity 'of his home. Mr. Sheldon was a very heavy loser m the recent cyclone, but like the sensible man that he is, he takes his'losses philosophically, and went right to work lo repair the damages. Frank Sheldon is one of God's noblemen, and if there are any truer or bet ter men in Cass county, the Jour nal does not know in which di rection to locate them. We ore always glad to meet Mr. Sheldon and he will ever find Ihe Journal latchstring dangling on the out side. with those who have made good. lie has proved an incessant .... . 1 ' worker ami it is due 10 nis tmiir- ing efforts thai several very im portant measures to the people besides gelling through both branches several of his own mea sures. Senator naming was ngni in the front rank among the best of I hem and I hey found very read- ilv that he was onto his job :o: Lee J. May-field was in the city yesterday for a few hours and gave the Journal a pleasant call, and incidentally talked over the result of the jail election. Lee worked man fully against the proposition but does not take his defeat so nearly to heart as did I In; young man of the Weeping Water Republican. :o: They are already nominating candidal es for si ale officials for 1 U 1 i II. -.t is members of Hie legislature and clerks of the sen ate an. I u'misc are doing the nom inating. When these seif.mni li.ating ; nosters hear from Un people 1 !o y won't be ir -t for a moment. Just put that in your pipe am! .moke it. :o: ft seems strange that some people should complain of certain conditions and insist Ihat they must be changed. Then when an effort is made to correct the evil complained of these very same people turn around and support it There are some very queer peo pie in this world. :o: No faithful recorder of courts as thev eventual e will fail to nolo ll.at the suffragettes were bad!; snowed under in Ihe election 11 Michigan last Ti.esday. That fool parade in Washington had about as much to do with Ihe result ;s anything else. The majority wt-s verwlielming this lime. :o: A year or so ago the California legislature passed an act provid ing for imprisonment of wife beaters and further providing that while at work in prison they be credited with a dollar and a half a day to be paid to their fam ilies. Now the Associated Press reports thai so many cases of wife beating are before the courts that the dockets are being overcrowded. It would be strange indeed if tins were true. Ihe law has made il possible for any unemployed .nan in California to get a job at a dollar and a half a day. All that seems necessary is for the wife to ring the charge of beating and for the man to plead guilty, re gardless of the fads in the case. Land monopoly in California has niad'' opportunil ies for worKors so .scarce mat a cnanco to get a dollar and a half a day job in jail is too tempting to resist. If other stales imitate California the same result would doubtless be shown. -:o:- A farm advisor is the next thing on the docket, and is creating agitation in Nebraska counties. A farm advisor might be a good thing; il will give some of Ihe young graduates from our agri cultural colleges steady jobs at good salaries. They might be able lo loll some of our farmers some of Ihe short cuts lo early riches. It seems to us the suc cess of the farm advisor, first would be to get a competent man who could advise, then lo get farmers who would be convinced that he knew what he was talking about. Unless this could be done, the farm advisor would be a farce and a useless expense. :o: Yes, it's spring all right, all right, and the wonderful some thing which makes the birds sing sweeter and the grass green, and the whole world lake on more en thusiasm than at any other lime is thrilling the hearts of every one of us. So don't try to be crotchet v. Let the lambs gambol, let the colls frisk about, let the children be jubilant, let the young man go a-wooing and let the pools poetize without harsh criticism. For it is their'timo of all times to bo glad and it is in human for you not to want them to be merry and make merry with them. For ourself, we count il one of our greatest blessings thai our heart grows green again with each returning; spring. Cass county voted on a propo sition Tuesday for a new jail at Plattsmouth and the proposition carried by a good majority. The west end voted against il pretty strong, while the east and south sides were strongly for it. The county certainly needs a new bas- ile if she proposes lo continue restraining her bad pcople.- jncoln Herald. :o : Mrs. Arthur Dodge, president f tlie National Association op posed to woman suffrage, has in augurated a nation-wide cam paign of publicity, and she is right in the fight lo stein the tide in Hie direction of suffrage. Shu is a pretty smart looking old lady and is dosterniined to show the head-strong sutVagretles where to gel off. :o: of course there are some dem ocrats who are already displeased with the policies, of President Wilson. They shouldn't be." If they had posted themselves dur ing the campaign last fall they would have known hladvaneewhat was corning. He told the people very plainly, time and time again, what he Would do if elected, 'and he is doing it just as rapidly as he can. The American people have gotten so used to presiden tial candidates making promises thai they never expect to carry out, but Woodrow Wilson is not. one of that kind, and the more we see of him the more wc are impressed with him as a man who lives up to what he says. It may be that in doing his duty by the great masses of the people we will have to-declare our love for him for the enemies he has made. For he is surely hewing to the line in carrying out the pledges of the democratic platform. The common people, both republican and democrats, are heels over head in love with him. -:o:- William Rockefeller is really an ojeel of pity. With all the wealth at his command he is in the grip of sickness that allows him little rtjst. His wealth has become a burden to him. lie cannot eat a meal without having a dozen ser vants boring his hack with their gimlet eyes. He knows little about the actual conduct of his vast interests and yet he is fol lowed by investigators to remote corners and questioned. Fnea.-y rests the head that wears the Rockefeller crown. How gladly would lie give a chest of glittering gold if once more he could know the delight of being a little ragged coated boy coasting down Ihe hill on a home-made slen and yelling "track" at the top of hi lungs. There is all the irony of fate in the published statement that J. Pierponl Morgan starved himself to death, and there is a lesson in it, too. This groat financier, with riches I hat Croesus never dream ed of, with the easy means of sup plying himself of anything the earth or air or sea affords for human food, died the death that the poorest beggar can avoid. This man, whose great intellect made him a master of men and a genius of finance, at whose bid ding great locomotives would go racing across the continent and gigantic modern ships of a mil lion horse-power speed from con tinent to continent this man could not use that mind to control his own muscles and compel them to swallow food for his nourish ment. Nor could he, with all hi wealth, find anyone sufficiently skilled in healing lo cure him of his ailment. How like men arc; how very like. How helpless when disease assails them and death stops at their door. No power of mind or store of gold can aid them and they die the same death. After that, who knows? Not every wealthy man is condemned nor every beggar pardoned, but it was Lazarus who rested on Abraham's bosom and the rich man who beg ged for a drop of water.