The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, March 26, 1914, Page PAGE 4, Image 4
FACE 4. PLATTSR10UTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL. THURSDAY. RHARCH 23. 1914. Q)c plattsmoutb journal Published ml-Wkly mt Plattvmouth. N b r. Kutcrwl at U Powtortlc tt rutuunoutlt. Kvbraskft. u Mvciul-clasd null matter. R. A. BATES, Publisher Subscription Priori $1.60 Pr Yr In Adveno GARDEN SEED PROBLEM. LOW TARIFF RESULTS. Some astonishing results from the lowering of the tariff are be ing reported. It was positively asserted bv the whole standpat aggregation that if the tariff was . materially lowered this country would "be Hooded with foreign goods," and even those who favored lower tariffs expected that there would be some in crease in importations. Th-a re sult is that there has been a great decrease in importations. The official figures for February - . s ,. i thow a decrease of ?10,U0U,'UM.i. It was expected' tba', there would ie a decrease in revenue on ac count of the lowering of rates, but there has also been a gre.'.t decrease in actual importations, allhought the rates are lower. There has been no decrease in the consumption of goods, for trade in all lines has been up to the average. The only explana tion is that the manufacturers, in making arrangements to meet the expected foreign competition, lowered their prices to such an extent that the foieigners could not get into the market, and they have done so without any dis asters. This is the best evidence so far brought forth to prove that under the old high tariffs they were charging extortionate prices. This falling off of importations has lessened the government revenues to a very great extent. It is reported by the government authorities that in the seven months of the present fiscal year the government disbursed $27, 000,000 in excess of receipts, whereas in a like period of last year the receipts were $0,500,000 in excess of disbursements. Un less, therefore, there should be a great increase in receipts in the last five months oT the fiscal year, the government will apparently run behind from thirty-six to forty million dollars. The Wilson administration has had a run of good fortune and there seems to be more in store for it. From the latest estimates it appears that the income tax will produce a much larger sum than was expected and there will be no deficit. World-Herald. :o: If Huerta does not hurry up in that little matter of taking the field in person to fight the rebels he may have to take to the woods instead. :o ; The city ticket nominated by the democrats is one of the best eer presented to tho voters of IMattsmouth, and no doubt wiil b- successful at the pedis. :o: The proposition to grant the use of the streets to the carnival company for one week didn't seem to receive a very cordial greeting by the city council, al though " a petition signed by seventy-five business men was presented. :o: Those who made garden dur ing those few warm days can now have the pleasure of going over the same .ground again, remem bering thai it is not always "the early bird that catches the worm." And that 'haste makes waste" sometimes. . . : :o : t'lants, seeds and cuttings may go through the mails at fourth-class rates in packages weighing more than eight ounces, by a bill which passed the sen ate. A rate of 1 tent for two ounces was provided for pack ages of eight ounces and less. While the Washington cor respondents are making merry over the rhetorical defense of the allotment of 20,000 packages of garden and llower seed to each congressional district, made by Representative Fowler of Illinois, discerning readers observe that the appropriation of $257,000 for seed distribution, which does not The city hall clock in New York j include cost of carriage, went has stopped, finding it impos-1 through the house. While the sible to keep up with the life of other members "jollied" Mr. the emtropolis. . I Fowler, they did not oppose the :o; I appropriation. This perquisite Last week a live-inch snow was is too valuable politically for worth mauy millions of dollars to congressmen to surrender it at the wheat crop of the northwest, the request of the Department of which constitutes another good Agriculture or as a result of the reason why the federal reserve shafts of satire hurled at them bank should be located at Omaha, by the city press or city con- :o: I pressmen. I ra i . J i 1 i Some democrats are wonder- vaiue oi me garden seen ing if the republican factions will 1 the recipient is inconsequen- amicably .adjust matters and get ilul lo ue persouauv re f.nroiiw.p in wi.m.i While membercd by the members of thev are doing ibis it would be congress is anoiner mailer, ine iust as well for the democrats to average citizen, even though ti. a i;ni. muiminpv w.wi- in scoffing at the practice, feels their own ranks along this line :o: Only a short time now till the Fourth of July, and our people don't seem interested in a cele bration. "Take time by the fore lock" and talk about it, anyway. :o; We knew, of course, that someone, would test the "con stitutionality" of the income tax law. Well, here he comes: Frank 11. lhishaer of Hrooklyn, X. Y., a Union Pacific stockholder. :o: The wife of an Illinois man ac cused of murder, protests that he is innocent, "lie never loved thai girl," she said, "for he loves me." Psychologists should give us a percentage of trust, confidence and vanity in the statement. :o: Some of the dairymen and The democrats could not have nominated a belter man than John Nemetz for city clerk, lie is a successful young business man, well qualified Ij perforin the duties of 'the office, and no fears need be entertained on that score. uesiues, he is a nice, clean gentleman. :o: Three candidates for council- men have declined the nomina tion, as follows: Fred Wagner, in the Second ward; Kd Smith, in the Third, and J. C. Peterson in the Fourth. All good men, but just don't desire to be bothered with the position. A busy man never wants an office. :o: The two weeks have expired and no appointment has been! made for the Lincoln postoflice. It is a matter of "I'll be damned if I do, and be damned if I don't,' writes Maguire. No one could have any serious opposition to ex-Mayor Frank Hrown. But! he won't get the appointment. :o: some pride when he finds that his congressman considers him of sufficient importance to try to gain his favor. And human be ings rejoice in getting something for nothing, even if they in directly pay for it through taxa lion. The congressman whi stays long on his job never neg leets these littJe things. lit' usually employs a private sec retary, who is an indefatigable i worker and who judiciously sends out garden seed and liter ature. He is careful to attend lo every request by mail and to foster the belief that he especial ly delights to honor a particular constituent. The tenure of office of such congressmen is much longer than that of members who expect a grateful people to re ward them for their fights on the floor. The members who de- vole much time to debate and to constructive legislation have those little things attended to b their secretaries, if thev are wise Mr. Fowler was franker than some of his colleagues in openly defending the. garden seed privilege. Hut there is some question as to whether he was wise in opposing the plan to have Huerta says he will not reim burse the United States for feed- ino distribution made by the Do ing me soldiers who came across partment of Agriculture directly. the border to escape capture by using lists of addresses furnish Villa. It is a small matter what 0)l 1v congressmen. There might he says about it. When it is all have been some advantage in ....... ti... i . : 1 1 r .1 ..... . ..r ii... I . Human s .. i sucu an arrangement. The con- United States will be paid, noLr(lssIlien CouKl assure his con mauer vvno rules in .Mexico cuy. Utituents by an imitation type -o. written circular letter that be President Wilson certainly has had placed their names on the a fight on his hands in his ef- list and requested the Depart- forts to repeal ttie Panama canal ment of Agriculture to send tolls law. We will soon know as J them seed from time to time. He to his ability to control congress rould request that he be notified in this matter. It may prove a of any remissness on the part of harder job than he thought, but that department: He could also great is Wood row when he sets request that he be advised of the his head to any certain proposi- failure of any of the seed t" lion. germinate, so that he might have a, . I 11. . ll ' 1 1 .o. - line mauer investigated. ins A petition signed by a number would further Hatter the vanity of voters of the county was tiled to the constituent, who would for the re-nomination of G. K. feel himself co-operating with Heebner for commissioner, his congressman in seeing that in the clerk's office yesterday a great department of the gov Mr. Heebner has been a valua- J eminent was properly perform ble member on the board ofjing its functions. And in event county commissioners for the the seed failed to germinate or past three years, and it is always turned out to be something dif customary, and in fact right, ferent from representations' on where an official has given good the label, the congressman would satisfaction, that ho be given a bo held blameless. second term. Charley has cer-j :o: laiuiy done ins duly. the democratic income tax :o: will bring in something like a More women should be like hundred million dollars the first Mrs. Charles Mohr of Davenport, year. Rich folks pay every penny Iowa, she thought so much of of this sum. The democratic her husbands jokes that she tariff will reduce the cost of laughed herself to death a few sugar, clothing, shoes, woolens, days ago, at the age of 43 years, etc., to the extent of a hundred The jokes her husband told were million dollars the first year, and related at the supper table, and every penny of this saving will she was in the grip of hysteria for remain in the hands of the earn- six hours. A statute should holers and consumers of this cohu- erecled to the memory of Mrs. I try. In taxing wealth on the one .Moiir, w no seemeq 10 nave neen hand and relieving the earner one of the few women who ap- and consumer on the other, the preeiate their husbands. More democratic party, like a good women should follow her ex- rule, is working both ways to line ample. j advantage. rRANKINQ PRIVILEGE ABUSE. I There is a ureal deal more truth than poetry in the following Whatever the merits of the from ,ho ()Iuaha Trade Exhibit : controversy between the post- We are having a lot these day office department and a member I about 'community building." but of congress as to whether a par- l!,, better term would probably b. licular speech he sent out under """' noiuing. i,r, as a r....v- i.w.i...i..niK- ?i tter of fact, communities are 4 1 II U VI H V MMU Oil - I lie document, it is an interesting ,M,1',im'"r al1 ,m' li,m' r' r' fact, that he sent enough copies lril l1''1 ' expanding, and lit; i ...... of the speech to remiire a nav. u ' 10,1,1 lONX" ;1:'"J ment of 4.000 postage if it had l,,y l" 1,0 nggr.-ss.-e cam paigning just to hold ihe territory now contributory. That can't b Congressional Record, that fact r'"" """""i reai iriemny co operation among the business men. Th.it Io!l Mi.!:-a r.ui t!. White hou- ha- t- u u-t:.-ru::y adauttcd. but thai o- bk-Ai- conducted th- . r:.f:e :ii Wiii d.sputcd by many. :o: "..v i- the lnn. t a i.. for coii '.ty K ' -i a:-.' i ea:n!iad!f. l i th' It will eo-t :i d iiioerat or l pul'I."a .;. :o: T on. not been privileged. If the speech had never been printed in the was a mere oversight. A mem ber can easily get permission to "extend his remarks in the I io: Record" by making the request All kinds of books, speeches, manv smart thin ... ....vi... ....... ..r ii.. ...I... I.... I....... charged with selling impure milk. This is a matter in which other communities are interested out- ide of Omaha. There is a penalty attached to selling im-j resent at ives pure milk, as well as stale eggs butter and impure food in gen oral. :o: 1 tie pure food commissioner or me stale promises to answer any call to any town or city of the state any day to candle out the eggs brought in by the farmers If a few farmers in each county were fined for selling over-ript eggs it would go a long way to. wards improxing the genera egg supply. Omaha Trade Ex hibit. :o: Senator John Sharp Wil Iiams certainly hit the proper chord the other day in a speech in the United States senate a few- days ago when he opposed the habit of the federal government buying automobiles for depart ment heads a id other high olli- cials. John Sharp said the street cars were good enough for him, and if anybody felt like using an auto they should .not expect the taxpayers to furnish it. Hut there was too many opposed to Senator Sharp's views and of course the practice will continue at the expense of the taxpayers of the country. :o: Secretary William (I. McAdoo of Wilson's cabinet is to marry Miss F.leanor Wilson, youngest daughter 'of the president. She is 2i, while the secretary is 52. He is a grandfather, but remark ably agile for his years. He dan ced his way into Miss Wilson's heart, for he does the "hesitation waltz" and the "tango" better than any society man in Wash ington. He is the father of six children, and the grandfather of wo, so that on her wedding day he lady becomes wife, step mother, step-grandmother and mother-in-law. The president al first was inclined to demur on account of the difference in the ages, but the secretary oi me treasury is not a man to be light- y put down and so the wedding will take place soon after Faster. Ml objections, therefoj-e, will be ?imply much Adoo about nothing. :o: The election on the school ond question takes place at the city election on Tuesday, April 7. Some people put up the plea against the proposition that il will be belter to wait a few years and erect a new and more com modious school house, while here are others who are opposed o bonding the city for any pur pose. All of these win voie gainst the proposition. Taking uch things into consideration the outlook does not look very osy for a new school building. Yet, at the same time, all these mow that more room is needed o accommodate the increase in pupils. Then, how are we to gel this additional roam, unless an Addition to the present school mildjng is provided? The ex sting condition of Jhese mailers should be taken into considera tion before any parent casts his vote for or against the bonds. documents, reports and miscel laneous literature have been read into the Record for the side pur pose of permitting them to be franked throughout the country Divers investigations have shown to what extent senators and rep have lent their franking privileges to the cir culation of literature by or ganizations. Tons of such mat ter is carried free by the govern ment every month. inuy rougu esiimaies oi un Attempts to check the abust expense of this have been made have failed. The franking pri vilege has been esteemed one of the chief perquisites of a member of congress. The defense of the practice has 'been on the high ground of enlightening the. pub lie. Hut the character of the matter usually sent out warrants the conclusion that the average congressman s chief purpose is his own political advantage The law provides a penalty for misuse oi i lie iranK, bill il i seldom imposed on members of congress. I here have been cases where va.-t quantities of franked mail, containing pamphlets com posed of speeches made by mem bers outside of the halls of con gress have been mailed at I'niia- lelphia. Whether this was to evade examination by the more vigilant Washington authorities is a matter of speculation. The proposal that each mem ier of congress be allowed a speeihed sum lor postage na- een frequently made, but it has met with but little favor. The Flbert Hubbard, who says with stiu-ers attached, says the doctors are not fighting the quacks for the good ..r l i . . i i r i. . oi nu.iKtmiN, dui lor ineir doctors') own l I. Which in't t . . I. . . .. I I . I r o. iti- eoiistrueu a uMcn-e oi the quacks; not all of them, at least. The sage tJf Fast Aurora points out that doctors are paid, when they are paid, for curing people and not for keeping them well. The latter method would be infinitely m re sensible, ami could easily be made practicable. Which leads him up to taking a crack at the lawyers, who. doubt less are entitled to several. Jus tice should be automatic, an. I you may have lead something in the constitution or Declaration of In dependence about the equal rights of man. Hut it is a notorious fact that justice is frequently a high-priced commodity. Senator Onward, ri-b. onward. w:ta l'.: -cleaning' up cat.i. ai-'i. A-it i- tin matter iit'i-'ii-' ur-!-. -. and when the nr-t of April ur ines n;oe right on t!i w -rks. Yi. i- in a pre pU'Aie. He want- to . n. Ooro lately paid seven thousand a:;. 1 since hi-; ;i;;. :iiei,t It is ertain!y a r-:! ct i the Lterury kiil of a:i an.I.--sa.Jor to liiiat Diiiii.-'t when i'...- senate demand that h- vxp!u;." a speech he i.:u!-- n the l:.a:..a canal que-tia. :o: 4 1 o r n ' r M rek-ul h is i a " io-toC!ii;rrh" ; r : t:. designating n-t Sunday. M u - a -U. ii- the da ?..r all ! -.. t . church. It we:"t lr;."t a!!-'-.- t. oberve the da; . n;a.e u4 y ur mind :o: As .-n a- !! t I: '! - a:e arrange. f. ai d I tie ; cim-i-s tilled, we shall print 1 .!!: d-T:'..- cratic and .'piil'lf;;.; it ti'.i- in the ,J..ur:i.tl ui.til e-etj..;i .1 v, so that the Vi lif- CM! ee Wh the candidates are. :o: J. dm . ickle. II. dtllars to prove he did not do it. although no one really believe. he did, and there is a chance that the cae may be appealed and the ex pense increased. Of course law yers and doctors have to make a living and other luxuries, bul it is possible Hubbard's suggestion af fords a faiier method of pay ment, ami belter for the health and happiness of the community. :o: It is a mistake to put off until August or September the working of the roads. ?ow, when the sod is damp, ttie roads should ie worked. Dragging now would help wonderfully. Hy working the roads this ni'.ath and next, the ground is left in such a cond:- lias e.-n ii dct .1 :; a r!i..: :e . f blackmail by a D.t;-l.ts t-..i;:.;y grand jury. I'r.Ity ..t:h on J-diu j'ist at this ti i:.:r. 4r "misery l es c..:iij.a-:j i -. lived. :o: Out .'f the C.ro-.n m: -id..-.; j.;!--I:le;i 1!1 I'..!'.!, ml. :....;. th.it city I ;ts pr...d. I f...- . .::..- !!. -wint.-r, ee.-n lej. f.-r d-.'y win u a railr.-.id "m;..:i s,.t;i ,a a r. ;i si f,.p ,.n.. hi.r. ;r d. Tli-'.v ou-ht he s. , :: ;;. i-oi..n, ..rd. r d at ti.-aL point. The sujrra. hy the members opposed li"n il l'nkos arM Pts u hanI c,,aU ing on the surface later on. a government report: Repairs to reason w it is not diflicult to surmise. That some limit should be placed on the amount of franked mail sent vo'1 u'll!J ,je n,atl- " I . . f .... j . . - r ......... . out bv members of congress imisl 4tu'1 n"1 ,MU - ' -1 ' . . i 1. .i: ....... 1 1 are laid by. Hecause oi its e OMiriMiru u an iipiiiuu-hu plicily, eiliciency, and cheajutess the silil-og drag or sime persons. The abuse of the frank ing privilege is one of the chief causes or the great, deiicu in me postotllce department. Now that the country is embarking on new rovernmental enterprises, it might be well to correct this abuse before it is extended to the new ventures. While some mem- i ers or congress abuse uus special privilege more similar device is destined to com into more and more general use. Willi the drag properly built and its use weli understood, the main- tainance of earth and gravel roads become a simple and inex pensive matter. Care should b taken to make the log so light jnanthat one man can lift it with a-e. V. il. )' !l :ed tu braska have r. the r.'ijiiij'f.j i'unu.er ttieip peilllOis. Hi.t question arise-: lb.. ill S:-I'.ers Wlil ... for miJI'im: arries- the most. W io n I i.e i o I . . - re MiJ'l i.a:.ies j l . W Uie ii:a:.y .f ';'rih: per- ( I -;.- -n..if ;.L :o:- I- P..t id hers, there having been cases where even typewriters were sent through the mail under congres sional frank, practically all have used the mails more freely than hey would if a specified max imum sum for postage were fixed y law. :o: What's the use of trying to make a man run for an office he on't want? Oovernor Morehead oesn't desire the office of gov rnor any longer, .and why not give him something he does want, and one that a man of his ability would fill with honor and whose presence in any legislative body would be noticed and whose in- uence would be felt? He should te elected to congress from the "irst congressional district of Nebraska. :o: The wife of a Kansas man uing for divorce testified u ider oath that she and her husband moved from Nebraska to Kansas some years ago with the hope that there he would get over his intemperate drinking1, but that matters went from bad to worse. his is certainly pretty tough on the prohibition state of Kansas. as a light drag can be drawn by two medium sized horses and re sponds more readily to various methods of hitching and the diifling position of the operator than a heavier one. The best ma terial for the drag is a dry cedar log, though elm. walnut, box bier or soft maple are excellent. Oak. hickory or ah are too heay. The log should be seen to ten feet long, and from eight to ten inches in diameter. It should be split carefully as near tin center as possible and the heaviest and best slab chosen for the front. When the soil is moist, bul not sticky, the drag does the best work. As the soil in the field will bake if plowed wet, so the road will bake if drag is used on it when it is wet. If the roadway is full of holes or badly rutted the drag should be used once when the road is soft and slushy. :o: The Christian Scientists at Hastings were refused a card in the church directory at the new Clarke hotel by the olhr de nominations. That kind of ad vertising will hdp the Scientists more than having a card in the directory. D w n in Kansas :.:-. ae, in-r b the Siar. thev waul t. out so-called "p litica::-." ad-.j t the commissi..;; f..rm .( government. fn ..jf,.-r w.-rd-. tii S!;:r wants to put .eit the p. cal j olit !cian s it, ra'i;; t r::rs a .1 put in "ho'i:e rub-" poJu-ci i'is ki can onlrol. :o: Republican .i-!!i:n ;t wh- to te!I I,.. p.-. rde "Were a-lia:; e.j t , in the f.l-e. wi l loved so Well the democrat look a sh'.- revise their st-.ry r...v. She.-j, are btt!r'i!:g reeord-breukurg prices, de-pit- 11,.. f t th.it t!:ey prediet.-d the i..,tbeM V...iM dr out if W ilson wa- deut. te.i pr. t- :o:- The Department of Commerce recommend-. sa!.i.o'i a, . vre.il redneer of the e..-t of hviri;. 'I!.. Departmetit ,,f Agriculture ii.i already ree..m'iiend-.l pop.-.-ru for breakfast. So-iie other de partment S.....I ,,;...;,.. a third meal and our or.N v.-rry will tlo-n be a to w h, it hat we shall be cbdh.-d. :o: rt Jii I.'l his reply to so n,- ai-i-;-a-tioj.s made against D.t.: :.-ph- At us. :ne -..'i-re-sM:a-i, hits the bull's. j:. . j. a political ,,., f vs. ,: bos, is a s.-hish. gr... j? p. cian. who has n-.-d Ins ; ;, further his .c. i -. i;;i I : t the pe,.p! e i.-l ' r . - - lUst ll-e if iepresent.1 ,x Pr p. h;; -.; boss whom they r.ever wa:;ted."