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The Plattsmouth Journal
R. A.- BATEH, FubliH
Entered at the Postoffice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska as second-class matter
S1.5Q PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
J. THOUGHT FOR TODAY.
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Fine auluinn weather. Fine
weather for sleeping.
All is not so lovely on the Rio
Grande at the present time.
A lot of time is lost on the
dreams that never come true.
The straw hats must soon van
ish, or Jack Frost will get them.
Among the horrors of war are
some of the things written
The melancholy days have
come and with them comes cool
Are you not ashamed now you
did so much "heeling" about the
A IMattsmouth man finds he
has been paying another man a
salary for knocking on him.
There may be no pumpkins for
the frost to alight on this fall, but
don't let that delay the game.
It seems to us that it isn't im
portant how a rich man earned
his lirsl dollar. Anyone can do
A family reunion is usually
held at mother's to get her to do
the cooking required at such mo
If however, upon the arrival of
Mrs. Parkhurst someone will kid
nap her and set her free at
Coatieoak, we shall still be willing
to forgive and forget.
New York certainly is making
an extra demand on front page
space in the metropolitan papers
this year the Sulzcr impeach
ment, the Thaw case, and now the
death of Mayor Gaynor.
We once read of a young man
who hanged himself because some
people found fault with him. If
this practice was to become gen
eral the trees would be hanging
full office-holders teachers and
preachers and editors.
It is said to be a rule that big
crops follow a season of great
drouth. Therefore we may con
lidently expect a good season in
1014. There is a reason, as the
Post Toastie man says. The dry
weather causes the ground to
crack open, and air is admitted
into the ground. Heavy soils
benefit more than light soils.
Nebraska has li fly-seven crea
meries scattered over thirty-sev
en counties and they maunfacture
about 50,000,000 pounds of butter
every year. Aside from this there
is the output of butler direct from
the farms. Mill, Nebraska will
double that amount in a few-
years. Stand up for the cow!
People ask the Journal every
day in the week when the jail is
to be built. Nobody knows but
Oin or.nnlv rninmissioncrs. The
voters instructed them severa
months ago what to do, and why
they haven't done as instructed
we are unable to say. The whole
matter is now up to Ihem.
at Plattsmouth, Neb.
The Plattsmouth schools are
starting out in fine shape.
Onward, right onward to Ne
hawka tomorrow. Are you going?
You ought to.
Steel cars seem to be as neces
sary to the railroads as lifeboats
to an ocean liner.
Incidentally speaking-, the
weather man has been treating
us very well recently.
Glcnwood is to have carnival
next month. The Iowa city is
alie to the demands of its
John D. look no holiday on
Labor Day. No doubt he felt the
need of economy to pay his in
Some people will not be salis
lied until they can carry automo
biles and cattle and horses by
Instead of welcoming dread-
naughts to Mexico, most of the
American residents 'would, pcr-
iaps, prefer doughnuts.
The currency bill fails to meet
the approbation of the republic
an members in congress. But it
will pass just the same.
More Americans have been
captured in Mexico. They should
have remained at home where
eace and plenty are supreme.
The republican members don't
like the democratic caucus and
have forgotten the caucuses they
entertained a few years ago.
Their ox is being1 gored now.
After a man has spent ten
minutes looking up a number and
finds the line busy, it is hard to
convince him the telephone is a
time-saver. "Don't it. Aint it!"
A Michigan man is the father
of twenty-four children, and is
still an optimist! Which is
printed as a prelude to the time
ly young. What arc we thinking
A man in Washington was sent
to jail for stealing his wife's false
teeth. The poor man probably
thought that, owing to the high
cost of living, she would not need
Warden Fenton of the stale
penitentiary straightway lops off
several employees who are relat
ed to him. thus coming within
the attorney general's . opinions
easily and gracefully, and a nose
ahead of the other fellows.
It takes thirty million sticks of
gum to keep the gum-chewing
jaws of the nation going a year
and our statistician is busy fig
uring the total horsepower, the
figures lo be presented to the
next conservation congress.
Less tharu three years ago
every retail merchant was posit
ive that a parcels post system
would put him out of business
instanler. However, no failures
yet, attributed to the reduction
in the price of transporting art
icles. ' :o:
And now, it is said, the best
looking girl in America is to
marry an Knglish nobleman. It
beats the band what tastes these
girls have. Strive for a sort of
a reputation, then sell it to some
blamed foreigner, only to be di
The Canadian authorities final
Iy became disgusted at. the antics
connected with Harry Thaw, and
they deported him to New Hamp
shiresaying, in effect, to the
United States, "You wash your
own dirty linen." The proceed
ings were becoming a scandal to
Canada. The lawyers showed that
Thaw's millions were quite as
potent in the Dominion as they
had been in the United States, but
finally they sent the degenerate
across the border. It is obvious
that all the sympathy for him was
manufactured. The good sense
of the officials finally cut the Gor
dion knot and Thaw was sent into
New Hampshire, where the tight
over sending him back to the
asvlum is centered, and it is
hardly possible, if he is returned
to that institution, he will be al
lowed another chance of escape.
The other day in New York a
blue-eyed young woman, after a
fruitless quest for honest work,
friendless, discouraged and think
ing that only in death lay the al
ternative of earning ease by
shame, swallowed poison, but was
discovered in lime. She was taken
to a hospital and her story told
in the newspapers. All day long
her cot was besieged by well
dressed women who called to offer
help. The mails, too, bore many
messages of good cheer. The cop
who picked the poor girl up, and
the hospital doctors and nurses
chipped into a generous relief
fund, and the big city, previously
so callous, seemed as if by a mir
acle to become all at once merci
ful and kind. The reason was
that the poor girl did not under
stand the virtue of advertising.
As soon as she was in a position
to avail herself of it she found
relief. Moral: Instead of taking
poison, go to the newspapers and
slate your case.
Remember the dates October
18 and 10. Two big German
Dig event at Nehawka next
Friday. Let Plallsinouth semi
down a big delegation.
Don't kick because you aren't
appreciated. Ty Cobb, the best
in his besiness, also feels that
way about it.
The tractor show at Fremont
is declared by those who attend
ed from Cass county to be one of
the greatest events ever pulled
off in Nebraska.
Winter apples are falling fast
in nearly all the orchards in
Cass county, ami when gather
ing time comes the crop will fall
short of expectations.
The government has created
another time-saving renovation
in the pre-canceled stamp. Now,
if Uncle Sam would only invent
a self-licker stamp, everybody
would be happy.
In 1870 there were 207 male
teachers in Nebraska and -'(3D fe
male teachers. Now there are
0,'iG0 female teachers and only
1,470 male teachers, and the
most of these are in the cities
At the end oT a dispatch from
the. Panama zone is the follow
ing: "Small vessels probably will
be able to pass through the can
al from end to end by October 10
and the waterway should be
ready for shipping proper'-early
in December." Uncle Sam has
made a record in what can be
done in nine years.
Mrs. Pankhurst shows at pro
found knowledge oT human nat
ure, especially American human
nature, when she says she ex
pects to draw large audiences in
the United States because, she "is
so what shall I say so much
talked about?" That is just what
she is, and just why Americans
pay their money ut the ticket
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
RULES OF THE ROAD.
The following summary of the
rules of the road should be
pasted in the hats of everyone
who travels on the roads, be lie
either in auto or other vehicle.
These are based upon the state
law, and if followed, to the letter
the Journal will guarantee that
accidents which are generally
laid at the door of the autoisf,
will not happen. The man who
drives a team is just as liable to
be fined as the man who drives
the auto, if he violates the law,
and he should read these over
several times before he starts
out from home. If you do not
want to paste Ihem in your hat,
paste them in your home, where
you can see ihem every time you
When meeting vehicles keep
lo the right.
Always drive on the right hand
half of the road.
Pass all vehicles on your left
when coming up from behind.
Return to the right hand side of
the road as promptly as you can.
When approaching corners
sound your horn and go slowly.
Keep to the right.
When slopping in town the
curbing should be at your righl
hand, if it is not there you have
stopped wrong and cannot pos
sibly slop right.
Never turn around in the mid
dle of the block. Turn at street
When going slowly to stop or
turn give signal lo the driver bc-1
hind you by holding out your
hand and arm from the driver's
Remember that it is your duty
to pull out to the right to allow
vehicles lo pass from the rear.
Always use your horn before
passing a man with a team or a
If you overtake a vehicle in
the road you have a right to pass
it, but a proper consideration for
the rights and pleasures of
others dictates that you must
maintain the speed at which you
passed until you are well in
front so that others may not
have to eat your dust.
The rules of the road apply to
all vehicles whether motor driv
en or animal drawn.
The democratic administra
tion is certainly sticking up to its
promises to the people, as per
the democratic plalfor.m, upon
which it was placed in power.
From the way some of the oppo
sition papers talk, they seem sur
prised that the president and both
houses of congress are ready and
willing to carry out the pledge
made tit the people. They are
not used'to this way of doing.
The republicans through their
plat form, lime aid time again,
made pledges to the people, that
they never intended to carry out,
and neither did they. Hut Presi
dent Wilson has the courage that
many of his predecessors should
have possessed, but didn't, and
it seems stranger lo them that
congress has the backbone to
stay right with President Wilson
in bis demand to stand by their
pledges. That is the only way lo
be honest with the people, and we
belie.ve a great majority of the
people are ready to applaud the
president in his efforts to do his
duly, as he sees that duty. Long
live President Wilson!
It begins to look as though the
year 1013 would bring another
year of maximum losses to fire
insurance companies. The year
started out nicely but then came
the spring tornadoes followed by
the drouth which is still on and
causing numerous fires like that
one at Hot Springs, Ark., the
other day when ten millions in
value went up in smoke. At the
same time a regular typhoon
swept the Atlantic coast de
stroying many more millions in
value. Managers of companies
will have to look pretty closely
if they discern any profits from
fire underwriting this year.
It rained all round us yester
day and but a few drops fell
The apple crop in Cass county
is splendid, and there is quite a
sprinkling of peaches. AH of
which helps out.
Japan spends nearly 50,000,
000 a year on public education.
That country evidently intends to
hold on to a place among the
The International Harve.-ler
Company has mailed out a little
booklet containing a very apt
motto: '"The temple of silence is
the monument lo an uuadvertis-
Tom Lawson's appearance in
the political arena in New York
will at least add frenzy to the sit
uation. Lawson proposes not
only to hold Gov. Suler's hat, but
to acl as his inaster of exchequer.
In Chicago in six years auto
mobiles have increased 570 per
cent, while horse-drawn vehicles
have declined only 12 per cent.
The American passion for get
ting about keeps up with all ap
When Governor Morehead
names the dales for the
roads work and the ladies along
the route will promise to have
plenty of fried chicken and other
good things to eat at the dinner
hour, there will be a rousing
demonstration all along the line.
If you are pampering and pet-
ling and indulging a lively boy
with a penchant for spending
money and exercising his own
sweet will, think of Harry Thaw.
If a boy is ever to be of any ac
count - he must be mastered
while he is a boy and denied his
whims, if only to teach him the
lesson of self-denial.
The whole country oer it is
probably true that farmers are
not worry inir as much as towns
people- because of the partial loss
of crops. The grower's loss on
corn is partially made up by an
increased price of his wheal and
oats and hay, but the laboring
and salaried man in the city
hasn't any chance to'get even.
Argentine beef is sold in New
York ami has been for the past
three months, and after paying
the tariff, it is sold in the mar
kets for considerable less than
the trust American beef costs.
It is hoped that, before another
ship load arrives President Wil
son will have signed the tariff
bill and when beef is admitted
free it will be sold much cheaper.
Still some people will claim there
is nothing wrong about our pres
ent tariff laws.
Late as the recent rains are,
much for the fall crops, if too late
for corn. They are also in time
for plowing for wilder grain.
With higher prices for what he
has saved, with feed enough to
last through le winter and with
preparation for next year's crop,
the Nebraska farmer has not
been so hard hit as has been sup
posed. Add to this his education
in the need of silos, and it might
be possible to figure out a bene
fit from the ear's experience.
It looks like Governor Suler
will have to walk the chalk line.
The supreme court of the slate
of New York has passed upon the
pardon. Joseph G. Robin, the
beneficiary of executive inclem
ency, issued by the Oovernor
since his impeachment, the im
peachment proceedings having
been found to be regular, the
governor temporarily deposed
and the pardon void. The im
peachment trial will come off in
a few days, ami the prospects
are that big news from New York
will continue for a few days, at
least. Now is the time to sub
scribe, . , : ;-: 3,i&;ifS
WOMEN TAKE NO INTEREST.
Speaking from the pulpit of
All Souls' church, of which Rev.
Jenkin Lloyd ' Jones is pastor,
Mrs. Grace Wilbur Trout told a
Chicago audience Sunda- that
"women really do want the bal
lot." Mrs. Trout said: "The
double standard which says
that men can vole and women
cannot is the standard primarily
responsible for the double stan
dard of morals. Let women be
come politically independent of
men, let women take a hand in
the government and in the elec
tion of public officials, and then
we shall see the double moral
standard wiped out of existence."
While Mrs. Trout was speaking
in- Chicago, a statement was is
sued from Washington by Miss
Annie Duck, a Californian wom
an who was once an ardent suf
fragist. Miss Duck asserts the
results of women suffrage in her
stale are not only unsatisfactory
and disappointing, but disas
trous. "The majority of wom
en," she says, "not only do not
care to vole, but have no inter
est whatever in suffrage. Women
suffrage in California brought
woman in too familiar contact
with man. She has her rights
now; she is equal with him on
his level. Where prexiously
men were generally courteous,
now they are rude." II is appar
ent from suffrage discussions re
ported from all parts of .the
country that its advocates are
claiming too much for its influ
ence upon morals and legislation.
It is exceedingly difficult to in
terest women in something xviih
which they are not familiar and
which is entirely foreign to lhir
natural instincts and inclina
tions. We confess it is hard to
understand how moral regenera
tion can result as a by-produci
of universal suffrage.
A correspondent of the Ne
braska Farmer (exidenlly old
fashioned) wants to know xvhal
has become of a lot of the cus
toms of thirty, forty and fifty
years ago. Speaking of eatables
he asks: "Where are the home
cured meals, the barrel of kraut,
the fresh canned fruit and the
good old-fashioned lye hominy?"
where, indeed? Yery few even of
our poorest people have the
answer. The list might be length
ened and still no answer. The tin
can and the paper carl on have ad
ded the top notch to the high cost
of living-. Economy and con
servation of resources are twin
lost arts. And instead of learning
"how to live" there are millions
of people in this country who
have forgotten how to live. State
- : :o :
The Indianian at present occu
pying the chair of the vice-president
of the United Slates is a
small man but is full of ginger
so well supplied with "the old
pep," as the third baseman would,
say. that he cannot keep silent
while on the coaching lines.
There were phrases in his inaug
ural address, it will be remember
ed, indicating that he submis
sively entered into four years of
silence. Dut a railroad has fre
quent xvrecks, there are many
killed in the "wooden cars used
wooden because it costs a little
more money lo make Ihem of
steel and the vice-president
isn't backward about expressing
his opinion. Moreover it xvill
have 1 r be admitted that the opin
ion is one in which ninety people
out oT a hundred xvill concur.
Good railroads, indeed, are adop
ting steel cars without any pres
sure from public opinion. The
Durlington, one of the best man
aged roads in the country, is one
D. K. Thompson, of Lincoln,
who has railroad interests in
Mexico, declares he is going back
lo that country to see about them.
He does not fear for his safety,
he declares. Dut he ought to 're
member that he is stamped, in
the shipment, "Oxvner's Risk."
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1913.
France is about to select its
site at the Panama exposition.
The French are never inclined
lo miss a good thing.
The democrats are not very
harmonious, it would seem
in various sections of the slate.
The factions are still quarreling
over the distribution of the offices
that are to be "dished" -out lo
Nebraska from Washington. The
fact is this is a very delicate
matter, and the distribution of
the offices xvill have to be "han
dled with care."
"Road Hogs!" is an expression
frequently met xvilh all over the
country, and by it means a var
iety of things. There js I lie road
hog xvho insists on -kimming
along at dangerous speed; the
road hog xvho refuses to let oii
pass or to gixo you any of I In
road xvheu you meet him, and I In
man xvho turns the xvrong way
xvhen you meet or try to pass him.
Of all these the last-mentioned
class is certainly the mo.-t. danger
ous. Dear reader, do you belong
lo either of these classes? We
The Lincoln Trade Rexi'ew, in
speaking of business failures,
compare- these failures xvith Iat
year from which can be seen that
they are less this year than last,
notwithstanding- President Wil
s.ni has been in nearly 0 months:
"DDusiness failures in the
country for the last xveek totaled
170, as compared xvith 101 the
corresponding xveek one year ago.
Western failures last week were
thirty in number, as against thirty-three
Ihe same xveek Mie year
ago. In the United Stales 80 per
cent of the total number of con
cerns failing last xveek hud capi
tal of .?5,ono rr less. The. wes
tern states had only five failures
in xvhieh the capital exceeded
The death of Mayor Oaynor of
Nexv York caused especial regret
oxer the country, because he was
generally recognized as a thorough-going
and honest official
and because of his sudden re
moval from the contest for his
own suecessoiship. He xvas elect
ed as Tammany's candidate, but
xvas fearless and independent, and
in the present contest had Tam
many's opposition, xvith, however,
increasing chances to xxin. He
was several years ago Ihe intend
ed victim of an assassin and the
bullet wound in his throat leTt a
weakness producing coughing, it
being the supposition that it xxas
in one of such spells that Hie
heart gave way. He xvas at one
lime prominently mentioned as a
candidate for the democratic
nomination for the presidency.
This month, finds imre lliar.
285,000 Nebraska school children
starting for school. Upwards of
8,100 school house's are being
throxxn open lo receive Ihe more
or less xvilling urchins ami
11,000 teachers are jui duty.
The Nebraska school system al
xvays uppermost in the minds of
those xvho make the slate laxxs or
those xvho enforce it in counties
and localities, has been going
forward at a remarkable pace.
Figures compiled on the activi
ties of the past forty-two ears
demonstrate this. In 1870 there
xvere just 12,710 school children
in the stale xvho xvere actually
going to the .modest buildings
then erected for such purposes.
Upwards of 20.000 children of
school age xvere not enrolled in
school. Then, there xvere 707
school districts in Hie stale and
only 208 school houses. The
value of the structures aggregat
ed only si 77,182 or less than half
of xvhal the city of Lincoln is
putting' in its High school build
ing, now being erected. Stale
funds appropriated for schools in
that early day totaled 138,8 11.
Oreat is Nebraska in her school
system, xxhich attracts the par
ents of other states.
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