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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 191
Cbc plattsmoutb journal
Published Semi-Weekly at Plattstnouth, N e b r.
Entered at the roslofficc at IMattsmouth, Nebraska as second-class mail matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
Subscription Prioe; S1.50 Per Year In Advanoe
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE?
A young- man put this problem
up to an exchange the other day:
He is through school, has made a
good start as salesman, has
saved a nice uest egg of money
and possesses the "go" which
foretells success, "But I have a
curiosity to travel," he explain
ed. "I should like to see the dif
ferent countries of the world. I
can alTord a year and a half's
leisurely trip around the globe,
but it would land me home, 'bust
ed.' On the other hand, if I give
up this desire and go into work
for myself, I shall probably
marry, settle down, have children
and get so much interested in
routine that I Won't ever break
away. What ought I to do?" It
is a problem, i-n't. il, with much
to be said on both sides? Travel
broadens a man while money
grubbing narrows him; yet every
wholesome man should have a
wife and babies, for they
humanize him. The newspaper
advised this particular young
man to travel, study, observe,
then return, hustle and marry.
While the Journal is not familiar
with all the facts, of age, occupa
tion and future prospects of the
young man, we arc inclined to
take issue with the advice given.
Very probably the young man is
well along to 30 or he would not
have accomplished what he states
he has. To take a year or so in
travel and sight-seeing alone
would be extremely selfish and to
spend his "nest egg" for such
purpose would be exceedingly
foolish. Another one might not
come so easily. Then it would
be unfair lo the woman whom he
might wish to marry when he got
hack and settled down to ask her
to share all the druggery and lil
tb of the pleasures, as he him
self says that he wouldn't break
away, after he got into the
routine. Our advice to that young
man would be for him to get
married now, and share with the
best girl in the world (as his wife
should be to him) the pleasures
of life as they go along perhaps
a shorter honeymoon trip to b
gin with and other journeys and
vacations as time and circum
stances will permit. We will
stake our judgment against all
ytiner that he would be a broader-minded
man, a heller citizen
a;ul withal happier than if he
spend his money ami his time
circling the globe alone or with
some boon companion. What
would have been your advice?
The progressives are not going
to permit any such word as
"amalgamation" to be inserted in
their lexicon. But they may find
it in the word "fail."
The Mexican capital city seems
lo be booked for another siege.
This time it seems that Iiaz and
his followers are responsible for
the trouble. Diaz seems to be a
combination of deep-dyed treach
ery and cowardice.
There seems to be a pretty
general demand for Hon. W. B.
Banning for governor. The only
way Bill can stop the boom that
is spreading is to whip some of
his friends, but that would be a
very rash undertaking, as some
of them are bigger than he is.
Of course you can make it con
venient to occupy a comfortable
seat in one of the churches next
Sunday in honorable tribute to
the Father of our Country
George Washington. But your
presence at the holy shrine after
that will be just as pariseworlhy
There seems to be no pos
sibility that the bull moosers and
standpatters will compromise on
Tafl or anybody else.
We remember the happy days
of childhood so well that even
now a school bell wouldn't sound
as good as a dinner bell.
A Xew Orleans youth got up
m me nigni ana uranK. yeast in-
stead of water. He is now re
lerreu io as a rising )ounS man.
Kermit Roosevelt, it is report
ed, has become a democrat, in
dicating that he has considerable
common sense and takes after
Leonard X. Davis, an artist,
paints without a brush, which
has given rise to the report that
he is the person who painted the
Leo Matthews has finally re
signed his position as secretary
of the democratic state com
mitlee an act he should have
performed several months ago.
Hats off to the groundhog. He's
the only reliable weather
prophet. Winter elated from the
appearance of the groundhog this
year instead of December 21.
A Denver attorney suggests
badges for divorced people.
Badges of honor, advertisement
or what? This attorney is may
be retained by a button factory.
The death of Senator Bacon of
Georgia removes from the United
States senate one of its oldest
members. lie had served faith
fully for eighteen years and had
a most enviable record.
The vice president of the
Louisville & Nashville railroad
kicked an examiner for the Inter
state Commission out of bis ollice
and now Uncle Sam is after the
vice president with a slipper.
The slates of Ohio and New
York are vicing with each other
lo see how much they can collect
from .John D. Rockefeller as
taxes. The officials are very
modest and only demand $12,
A close observer says the rea
son the world is so busy is be
cause half the women are work
ing to reduce their hip measure
ment, while the other half are
winking to increase it. We don't
There should be a large at
tendance at the meeting of the
Commercial club Thursday night.
Spring will soon be here, and
then is the time to don our
hustling clothes for another big
boom for IMattsmouth.
Our soldiers who forced 5,000
Mexican refugees to take, baths
may not have violated the con
slilutioiial 'prohibition of cruel
and unusual punishment, but
they ran a great risk of having
5,00(1 pneumonia patients on
One of the most popular and
influential democrats in Cass
county was in our ollice the other
day and remarked that he was for
Governor Morehead for congress
because he was an able man, a
good business man, and one that
would represent the First con
gressional district with great
credit to himself and honor to
REVOLUTIONS A PLENTY.
Our neighbors to the south are
a gehenna of a set. One revolu
tion does not end before another
begins popping oil. The Mexican
affair we have had with us for a
long stretch of time, but before
we had become accustomed to the
noise and stray bullets or had
settled down to a "watchful wait
ing," a family row started over in
the island of Haiti, right in our
front dooryard. Last week the
president, of that ill-behaved and
bad-tempered runt of a nation
was chased off the island and an
other fellow who wanted to be
president, declared himself elect
ed and had the inaugural cere
monies performed while he was
waiting for dinner. The revolu
tion was declared a success and
hjie national administration was
,.iinn?..i ,, ih-o ; i:iL-
a voter to mark a presidential
ballot in the United States.
reliring president had been
elected" in a like manner two or
three years ago. and the next
(resident following the one now
in possession will probably enter
the capital at the head of the
honic of revolutionists. A
revolution in Haiti is the usual
I method of holding an election,
and the frequency of the rcvolu-
tions make the presidential term
oi uncertain duration and a
period of wakeful nights and
din ing days. The recall of pub
lic otlicials has been brought to
a degree oi periection in Haiti
that might well arouse the envy
of the American reformer. When
the Haitians want to get a fellow
mil of filllpp lliev l:ili him lit
I the nearest graveyard and de-
posit his remains where the lure
of ollice will never disturb him
again. Uh this Kind ot a sys
tem the recall of judicial de
cisions has never been iounu
necessary. And that the winter
might not hang too heavily upon
our hands, the Peruvians, away
down on the backbone of South
America, put on a revolution last
week that will add somewhat lo
the gravely of the occasion. The
president has been sent to prison.
and if events take their usual
course, his funeral will he held
in private within the next two or
three days. Three revolutions
are now in progress in three
Spanish blooded countries south
of us. anil the fuse has been
lighted in a number of others. A
three-ringed circus is a rather
makes one dizzy to watch it all,
but the fact that Roosevelt end
John Harrison are now down in
(hat region may account for the
strenuous efforts of the natives
to put on a good show. We hope
that neither of these notable.
will stand in I he way where they
might get hurl, but we cannot
think of any two men right now
who could get mrre fun out of a
tight than could Ted and John.
Seriously speaking, it is unfor
tunate that Central and South
America must be continuously
lorn and tortured by brutal
Spanish blood, and be deprived of
the blessings of stable govern
ments and of modern civilization.
No progress is possible where
government is unable to protect
life and properly. Sometime the
United Stales must pul out these
revolutionary fires and teach re
spect i or constitutional govern
The manner of disposing of
the postollices in the Third con-
gressional district has worked up
considerable opposition lo Dan V.
Stephens for re-nomination, and
already there are several candid-
ates in the field. We know of an-
other congressman who will feel
the weight of his manner in dis-
posing of the postoflices.
While Orville Wright's pes-
simism about trans-Allanl ic
flights may result in his being
styled an old fogy, lie can point
with pride to the fact that he has
uever yet been killed in an aero-
plane flight. "
, So few flies have been frozen
to death this winter that by the
middle of next summer the flies
will be as large as cinder bettles
and just as dangerous. In tin
meantime this .stand-natter stil
maintains that the biggest joke
perpetrated is the Swat the Fly
There are nearly 70,000 more
men in Nebraska than women. O
course some of these will vote for
suffrage, but they do not take in
to consideration the fact that
there are thousands of women
who do not believe in women vot
ing. All oi those, in lart, win
heiieve household duties com
before anything else.
The press bureau of tin
Panama exposition is busy send
m- out m.ntiii lo he nnhlihed
ny newspapers, but no statement
is given of an intended colices-
.sums lo newspapers for print-
ling the advertising. All of these
great enterprises that exact
i.-rge appropriations ironi in
government or state, are quite
stingy with their advertising ap
It was in no spirit of enmity,
ays the Omaha Bee, the ex
eculive committee of the Ne
braska Fditorial association
adopted resolutions declaring that
in the future advertising for the
slate fair would be put on a cash
basis. It has never been alleged
that the state fair did not receive
in actual service from the news-
papers many limes the amount of
I.. . . ...
me casn value ol the tree pa
, . aa
In wiring buildings, old or new,
for electric lights, care should be
liken that full-Hedged elec
tricians are employed to do the
w.rk. The slate fire warden says
as many nres occur ironi ue-
fcclive wiring as from any other
'.ourcc. When tins is the case
it is the duty of the powers that
be to put none but practical elec-
Il ii'DInc on cuell in ' in- c (
make the parties who take such
work responsible for tires result
We never did believe in the
idea of furnishing electric Ighils
from one town to another,
esneciai v so lap nnart as lied
Oak, Iowa, and Plaltsmouih, N b.
We do not believe it can In? made
lo genuine sat isiaruoii oniyso lar
as Red Oak is concerned. Plalts-
mouth has always had a plant of
its own, and is entirely loo large
a city to depend upon a system
of this kind. We do not desire
any more grief in double doses.
It is hard for people in the east
to believe that the west, is not
till a howling wilderness, and
this will be strengthened by a re
port that a big gray wolf was
shot and killed in (he fashionable
residence district of Kansas City.
The animal first attacked a little
girl while she was waiting for a
street car. She escaped by throw
ing her mil IT at him, and w hile
the brute was tearing it to pieces
she ran into a house. The wolf
then ran down the street and bit
several people, but was finally
shot by a policeman, who over
took it in an automobile.
There is no national holiday,
Lot even the Fourth of July. Con-
press has at various times ap-
pointed special holidays. In its
second session the Fifly-fourlh
congress passed an act making
Labor Day a public holiday in the
District of Columbia, and with
u, exception there is no statute
,m the subject of the public holi-
davs. The nroelamat ion of the
president designating a day of
thanksgiving only makes it a
legal holiday in the District oi
Columbia and in the territories,
The different slate legislatures,
however, have passed acts niak-
ing- legal holidays in their own
DON'T BE A DRIFTER.
Saving a dollar a week is to the
common laborer a task requiring
perseverance. But it is the lad
der on which he climbs out of the
laboring class. The salaried
man with many times the labor
er's chance is often a drifter. It
is true the moderately rich have
burdens that both the very rich
and the very poor escape. The
bread-winner of the "great mid
dle class" is continually between
the upper and nether millstones
of keeping up appcrrances on
the one hand and keeping down
expenses on the other. If he is
content to drift along he will
spend all of bis income, and
more, and pretty soon nirie at
middle age or declining veais
without having made adequate
provisions tor lhal period of hi
life. But all classes need I In
habit of saving. We are too
prone, as a people, lo dermoid the
highest wages and then mo.-d of
us spend all we get. When we
pel more we will continue to
spend I hat more. We multiply
our expendii ores lasier man our
incomes are increased. We all
.van I to live at the top. We look
il those who receive more than
we do and we si me to live and
spend as they do.
"The saving habit has bei n
growing less among us," said a
workman, who is now a foreman.
le has spent nearly twenty vears
is workman and lorcman, and as
oreniau he works as hard as he
ver did. He is able to say lhat
ie lias never enqed a year wnn
ut some new saving in the bank.
U the end of nearly twenty
ears he finds lhat his savings
i i ill
ire considerable etiougn so mat
ie leeis iairiy independent. ui
ourse, he has Helped nis -;imu...-
v making a lew goou invest
I ..... t
ments. Such opportunities are
tlways to be found, if a man ha
i little nionev thai lie can use for
hem. And one does not have ti
rop very much into a saving.
ank, building and loan or othei
aviiins svsli in account each
month for twenty ears to get
ahead. Compound interest wil
In b materially for one thing,
and then there is tin' capital l
Stune of our republican con
temporaries seem awful anxious
to stir no a dissciition among
the people over the lar ill", but
1 hey are very liable to quit tin
job and try something else. Tin
tcoide are very will satisfied
l M. - -
.villi the administration of affairs
under President Wilson. The en
tire effort of these disseiitionisJs
seems to be in the direction of
the farmers, but as one of our
best farmers remarked the other
day, "I have more faith in Wood
row Wilson than any president
we have had for ye'jrs, and the
farmers generally believe thai he
has made a tariff that will mert
the annroval of over two-thirds
of the farmers of Ihe country."
All of which is very true. Twenty
live or thirty years ago il a an
easv matter to fool the farmers
on the tariiV matter, but that day
is nasi, ami today the average
fanner is as well posted as the
politicians who are endeavoring
to hoodwink him.
Occasionally an editor gels
rich, as witness Ihe case of one
of the craft in a neighboring
town. This editor started in
business about five years ago
with 22 cents. Today he is worth
$5,000. His accumulation has
been due to his strict atl nlion
to business, frugality and the
fact that a rich uncle died and
left him SiJDU.
When Uncle Sam raises Un
weight limit l parcel post pack
ages to a ton, more newspapers
will put in typesetting machines.
and every farmer will ship hi.
machinery by mail. Your ITncde
Sam is beating tin- ireigni rate-
in cheapness ,,n certain weight
Visitors to the Auto Show, Week
of February 23, Have Spec
tacular Treat in Store.
The Automobile Show in tin
Auditorium at Omaha nei week
and the famous Oolden Crunk 1!
Iravagan.a company at the pp
ular Oayely theater in that city
the same week are both plam-'
in luck that lhe.-e two ma--ive
enterprises are both to be on di--play
during the same period, the
presence of each making' i
stronger for the other. What
'Tiie Black Ci k" was to our
grand-daddies, he hi-', new and
magnificent "(Jobbm Crook is to
us of lo.Jay. Among- its nearly
I hree-score of members are
1 "i nn A. Burt, Maud. Koekwcll.
Jack Slrouse, the Hippodrome
Four and tin wot Id known lroiip
of Imperial Itussian tam-ro ;
cers, aside f;-..M lb" loir beautv
elu ru-. As a special feature llo
program will include at each of
the performance, to e giei
twice daily the yrand Furopeati
ba!bt din-el from the Palladium.
London. Scetiicaliy, the ';..!. .'en
Crook"' production js one ever
rhaninir pi.te-r.ima of gorgeous
sellings and concludes with tie-cap-sheaf
of all sia-.-e .-plend-u
and iride-ceitf brilliancy. 'I he
P. calms of the ll.iiiiboA." said t"
be a realialbm of art in its full-;
e-; sense mid a visual ib li-ld n..i
often available more than once i
in a lifel ime.
The three bliss Fill "hour- of e-
!ii!aratin.r epterlnit'inent are
L-uaraut I lo be free fro. a w -r !.
move or tbed lhal should
any one from ; 1 1 1 . 1 1 I i r : in
it will be
mother and tb
staid o!, dad.
matinee e e; v
irl-. as v.-U as
There uill be a
lav dmim.' Auto-
mobile sho.v week.
CHARLES B. fiOGLE
FATHER OF H3S. LULA
HUMPHREY PASSES HWAY
X lie billowing cinii'O'g ironi
Lead- r. m l ! !o d at I'm
I V. Ohio. 'U llilil-d.!, 1 elii U.li
relates lo a on n:- r n -i'!ei!l of
his city who pas- d away at I i t
lome of his dan filler. .Mrs. Lula.
Cliarles 1. Xoide died .lanu.i;
I'M :iLeil SO e.ir-. S inoiilh-!
- - -
and -O das. ib v;is born i:i
Itutlanl towiiohip Ai:'il 7. 1S';1.
where he lived the "i.ater pari
of his life. He was united in
marriage to Mi-s Sarah Jane
stau-bury October 7, s."o'., to
which union was born oin daugh
ter, I.ula. lie was a member of
Co. I 1 l' Ueg. O. V. L. was a
most kind ami in.lulgent ami s.!f
sacrilicing hu-baml and father,
and an obliging- m i lib u. '--sessing-
the rare qualiiv of being
able lo look on Ihe br.'ghl id of
everjlbing and willing" to do his
duty at any personal c-s. Sev
eral years of his life were p.nt
in the west, where .Mrs. ...bb
die J in l'.)0.'.
The deceased was one of a
family of I.:. Ihree of which sur
vive: ira .ebies oi p.wa. .mis.
Columbus Ibdt of Ibis place, and
.Mrs. Charles Logan of Kan-.i.
who. together with the daughter.
Mrs. Humphrey, ,e,e grandson.
who is in the west, and other
relatives and friends are made
lie was of lb- l.'niver- ili-t
faith, expressing- him-i-lf sev-.-al
times during- bis iec.nf il!;ie.s as
being conlblefit of an cKi-tem-e in
a better world Mian this. Happv
the man who is spared to a ripe
oid age .".mi is also prepare,! ior
1 life beyond the grave.
The funeral services v. ere held
riiursday at 1 p. m., from lie
Bapli.-I church, conducted b;
Fhler West. Ibirial in the Mile-
emelery. The pall-hearers were
six or llm liephcW- of Mr. A-!dc-.
and the O. A. Ii. Ii -id services at
Do not fail to attend the mask
ball at the German Home Satur
day evening, February 21. One
of the big times cf the season.
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