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PLATTSMOUTJT SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, JANUARY . 2i. 1815.
Cbe plattsmoutb journal
Published 6ml-Weekly Bt P I at t a mo uth. Nebr.
Catered tithe I'ostofflce at I'UtucouUi. Nebraska, as second-class mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
Subscription Price; S1.50 Per Year In Advano
I- THOUGHT YOU TODAY.
He who fears to venture a
far as his heart urtres anJ his
V reason permits i.s a coward; he
v.-ho ventures further than he
intended to go is a slave.
Truth is priceless, but many peo
ple object to high prices these days.
The poorer the family the fatter
the dog, is a very trite but thruthful
Unites it is something that ought
to be done, yoi can safely trust ths
Iegi.-latuie to do it.
The rear admirals ucroos t!..- water
are not making' much heal v. ay in
getting to the front.
Talking of "a union of the world's
i rxnies" establishing peace, havo not
the allies a pretty fair union no v. ?
We agree with the fellow who .-ays
there are worse things than skunks.
The breath of scandal, for instance.
Nebraska should not have a cor
slitutiwnal convention and a pre-ri-c'er.tial
campaign on hand at the same
Some men govern their conver.-:a-txn
on the theory that one shouldn't
u-e a little word when a big one can
be made to take its place.
The wife of Goeinor Cailson of
Coloiado is not the first ajsutan.
governor, although she may be th2
first to be formally lecognized.
So many legislatures are now in
session -that you are going to hear of
n lot of fool laws passed in the next
few eks to aggravate the people.
While ;ome engineers may get
more pay than some governors, you
must remember they cannot make
any chautaujua money on the side.
Governor Gothals says that the
Panama canal is paying its way. It
is gratifying to learn that there is
something that is not piling up a de
With flour at a barrel and sti'd
climbing, a few vegetables in the gar
den this spring will make it possible
to have three meals a day next sum
mer. : o :
A Chicago man reports he has fool
ed his hens into laying more eggs by
the use of electric lights. Siili, for
bright lights to fool the chickens is
not so very new.
A farm hand in India gets ' cuius
a flay for his labor. Yet there is a
school of American politics which eon
f nds that the American farmers ca'
compete with the farmers of India.
The decision of the Arkansas su-l-i
vme court that a railway must pay
'0 damages to a young woman
hot by one of its brakemen during a
sweethearts' quarrel, mvy justify the
it.ilr.ay ia prying into thq domestic
lclations of iU employes.
. Judge J. J. Sullivan h.i; declined
the appointment of chief justice cf
the supriroe court tendered him by
Governor ilortkead. Judge Suikvaa
is one of the leading and most bril
liant lawyers in the state nn.l his e
tm.ive practice would Irudly py
him to accept the position.
. - . i i -. . - ii - . ' ' " I ' 1
A QUESTION FOR DEMOCRATS.
Shall intra-party differences on the
prohibition issue be permitted to be
come the rock that will shatter the
i tmocratic party in Nebraska next
j ear and permit the electoral vote of
the state to be delivered against
Wood row Wilson?
This is the question caised by Mr
Metcalfe in his paper, the Omaha Ne-
braskan, in this week's issue. It is a
! question that is of great interest anJ
j importance to all democrats, and Sir.
i Metcalfe handles it fearlessly, sensi
bly, and it seems to this newspaper
convincingly. His editaria! on the
subject will be found entire in anoth
The democratic party gave the in
itiative and referendum to Nebraska
One of the most potent arguments
urged in behalf of the system of di
lect legislation was that it would ap
1 ly to just such a situation as that
v.ith which Mr. Metcalfe, deals. It
would allow the people to vote direct
ly, on such important but non-parti-tan
questions as prohibition and wom
an suffrage, while leaving those who
;hink together on other public mat
ters to act together in harmony with
in the ranks of their respective
On prohibition Nebraska democrats
are radically and hopelessly divided.
It they inject the question into their
platform and make it a matter of
party creed they will do violent of
fense to the convictions of one or the
other large element of the party.
They will be inviting defeat, and de
feat not for themselves alone, but foi
the national ticket. Next year's elec
tion will determine whether demo
cratic policies are to become the set
tled policies of the United States, or
le abandoned for a return to the
policies of republicanism. Every
ounce of democratic energy in Ne
braska should be expended to insure
Lthat when the votes are counted, Ne
braska is found enrolled in the list of
states standing for a continuance of
Nebraska democrats cannot render
this service if they divide to fight
among themselves on the liquor ques
tion. They cannot render it if a part
of them take up arms to drive the
other part outside the party ranks as
rot good and worthy democrats.
Mr. Metcalfe proposes the obvious
remedy. Don't do it. Let the pro
hibition issue be fought out strictly
on its own merits. Let every demo
cratic voter be made to feel that he
may vote one way or the other on that
question and still be accounted a good
democrat. Let him be permitted, on
this question that is not a paity ques
tion, to do his own thinking.
It is more than a year before the
democratic state platform will be
formulated. Dut, as Mr. Metcalfe
suggests, it is none too soon to take
up the consideration of this question
if the sentiment of the rank and file
is to govern. Let every democrat
take the question home to himself.
Does he desire his party in th':
;:tate to be made only a political homo
for "dry" democrats? Do-.- he de
ire it to be made only a political
home for "wet" democrats'' Or does
he desire it to be what it has beer,
throughout all the years since its
birth, a home for all, "wet" and "dry"
alike, who believe in Jeffersonian
principles? World-Heral J.
If you are inclined to worry ovc
your conditions think of the men i.i
Someone has asked what has be
come of the girl that used to wear t.
woolen scarf about her neck in the
winter. Well, about now she is
wearing a low-neck waist, and stop
ping in at the drug store to get some
Home is a place where the humblest
rr.an is kind in theory.
Don't Le a pessimist just because
neighbor's more prosperous than yoa
There are a whole lot of people
who don't need to know anything
about the case to be prejudiced.
When a battle is fought one side
calls it a victory and the other a
i.trategetical retreat; so both win and
The attorney general of Texas may
now proceed to oust that San An
tonio man who has just bought 22,000
head of cattle.
While down at Excelsior Springs,
Missouri, Mayor Dahlman, made a
speech against prohibition and the
city went "wet.
An expert is one who can tell you
what you want to know in a way yoa
can't understand it.
Watching the sky line is sure be
coming very popular in England, if
i ot desirable. The Zeppelins are
working pretty effectively.
-n optimits is a person who an
ticipates the time when people will
revert to the belief that a restaurant
is simply a place in which to eai.
There is a general disposition to
help the unemployed' by directing
them to the railroad yards, where
they can steal a ride on to the next
It is not really necessary to intro
duce a bill to become famous. To
vote right on the bills that are in
troduced bv some of the member;
who desire to keep their names before
the people, is where the goo 1
Statiatics show that in the United
States illiteracy is on the decline. The
1-itest report shows that cniy 15 out
of every 1,000 children between 10
t.nd 15 years old are unable to read
i.nd write. This speaks well for our
country and its educational system.
Among those who have been men
tioned for chief justice of the su
preme court, made vacant by tho
death of Judge Conrad Hollenbec'-,
are the following: Ex Senator W.
V. Allen. Francis Brogan of Omaha,
Good of Lincoln, A. M. Morrissey,
former private secretary to the gov
ernor and present deputy attorney
general; Arthur Mullen of Omaha, J.
J. Thomas of Seward, and W. II.
Thompson of Grand Island.
The Industrial club of Chicago has
discovered the only effective way to
hght that social leech, the loan shark.
In proof of the efficacy of its system,
four usurers who have quit business
curing the past year in Chicago are
cited. A year ago the members of
this club organized the First State
Industrial Wage Loan society. Stock
was sold to people philanthropically
inclined, and a fund of $50,000 was
created for use as operating capital.
The society established loan offices
and began business in the same way
as the regular loan sharks, with the
important difference that a low rate
of 3 per cent a month interest was
charged instead of the usual 10 per
cent a month. Loans ranging from
10 to .$250 were made, but only to
persons in real need of money. On
thi3 basis the society made loans to
1,940 men and 120 women; effected
7G3 settlements with loan sharks in
the interest of the society's clients,
and established a bureau for clients
who lost their job:; after borrowing.
The society has met expenses, and
expects to do better this year. Cut
ro report can ihow the greatest good
done by the organization. The num
ber of suicides which have been avoid
ed by saving the needy from the
merciless loan shark system, and the
Lumber of thefts, robberies and
burglaries which have been obviated
by an honest loan of money will never
THE SHORT BALLOT,
The "short ballot" propaganda is
one that bids fair to sweep the
uj country. Everybody, seemingly, is
, for jt or perhaps it would be betti
t to sav that about all the leaders of
Inublie opinion acnear to be for it
a a -
President Wilson is president of a
national short ballot organization.
Former Presidents Taft and Roose
velt both favor the idea. Here in Ne
braska it has the enthusiastic ad
vocacy of so staunch a conservative
r.s Victor Rosewater and of so pro
nounced a radical as R. Beecher
Howell. The "reactionary" New York
newspapers are for it almost if noi
ijuite unanimously, and a plenty of
"progressive" newspapers favor it
Therefore we should as well make
it unanimous and pass on to the next
order of business.
Unless there is a bare chance for
an "if" here unless the people arc-
rot ready to follow their leaders i;i
In another column the World-Herald
republishes an interview that ap
peared some time ago in the Nf.v
York Evening Post on the subject.
The Post itself is favorable to the
idea, but conceived it only fair to give
the opposition a hearing. To that
end it secured a statement from Ed
gar T. Brackett, a former New York
state senator, who has taken a de
cided stand against the proposed in
novation. The notion of giving both sides a
hearing is a good one. Since th-i
question is before the people of Ne
braska, and is a probable subject cf
legislative action this winter, Mi.
Brackett's argument should be of in
terest to our leaders. He makes
plain enough the fact that the physi
cal shortening of the ballot is only a
minor phase of the new ilea. Its
leal meaning ami intent is for a con
solidation of power that must result
in a strengthening of the executive
influence as compared with the legis
Shall the people themselves nomi
nate and elect the most of their im
portant executive and administrative
officials, or shall they elect only a
lew, which few shall appoint the re
mainder? This is really the issue the
short ballot scheme presents. Shall
the entire patronage of all the state
effaces, and all the power of the star
boards that are made up of state of
ficials, he placed, directly or indi
rectly, in the hands of the governor .'
There is much to be said on either
side of the question. In the way of
efficiency, or simplicity, of directness,
the concentration plan appeal .
"Elect a good governor and then hold
him responsible." The rule obtains
as to the presidency. Why should
it not be made to apply also to the
states? Mr. Brackett, in his inter
view, attempts to meet these points.
He has done so as skillfully, perhaps,
as any opponent of the "short ballot"
has yet succeeded in doing. His argu
ments should be given unprejudiced
Of course, on occasion, it can get
as cold in Nebraska as well as else
More measures than men com-,
back for the second time in the legis
lature. :o :-
Colder than ever for this .season on
the way- Let her come we can':
The prohibition rider on the Dis
trict of Columbia bill has apparently
caused more feeling in the United
States seriate than the amendment
for national prohibition.
T-r -. :q: -
Minister Sullivan doubtless thoujvht
that he was showing unusual cordial
ity when he received representatives
cf other governments in hu. under
The remains of the eminent juri.st,
Judge Conrad Hollenbeck. were laid
at rest sunuay at rrcmonv. wie
number of attorneys and judges from
over the state were present to-pay
their last d tribute, to a most
popular judge and gentleman.
The cold wave didn't arrive here on
We don't care.
He who catches the fool first has
the right to shear him.
Valentines day is not so very
far off, either, as time goes on.
Have patience, girls, have patience.
Next year is leap year again.
This is very delightful weather to
those who love the real winter kind.
One week from next Tuesday is
February 2. Look out for the ground
There is always more enthusiasm
over profit-sharing than over loss-
The legislature has already ditched
tne sterrilazation law, nd there a:e
several others that should follow.
A Plattsmouth man remarked yes
terday that he would rather sleep i.i
a grave yard among his friends than
rt a hotel among strangers. And
there some pretty good philosophy
Arkansas is to include in its exhibi
tion at the Panama-Pacific Exposition J
books written by Arkansas writer;.
The bocks written about Arkansas by
t utsiders are the ones that have done
The State Journal and Charles
Voo?ter, who is really a crank of the
worst kkid, are both of the same
notion. They are both opposed to the I
Hitchcock resolution. Dut neither
amounts to very much in that direc
Will we have a constitutional con
vention or not? Let it be decided by
the people of the state. Come to loon
the matter over calmly the people
have about all the rights under the
constitution tnev are really en
Tr.e ar.ti-aiscnminatir.g insui.u.oe
measure that has been intro iuced i:i
tne senate ought to be enacted lum
law. Then every man will be able to
buy his insurance upon the same
basis as his neighbor ur.uar the same
classification. The idea is a good on?.
THE NEW CHIEF JUSTICE.
Governor Morehcad's well-earned
-niii:tinn for m:ikin- -ood annoint-
;unts, disregarding, if necessary to
that end, the wire-pulling of poli-
ticians eager to advance personal or
factional interests, is sustained and
i i ,.. ..- ., . i
sii eiigtiieiit: u nis naming ..aui en
M. Morrissev to be chief justice of the
Nebraska supreme court.
tv.,. - v, j -...,,.;.!
jl lit: ; s ta iuik.ii guvu jnaivnai
available for this place, it is true,
that it would have been difficult J
though by no means impossible, for
the governor to make a misuke. 10
insure against such a possibility he
allowed his choice to fall upon a man
whom he knows intimately and well,
r.nd for whom, as man and citizen
and lawyer, he has, as all others who
know him have also, a very high ad
miration. Andrew Morrissey is young, vigor-
. . w r i .
ou.s and intehigent. ne na courage,
sound judgment, and an eminently
judicial temperament. He is en-
,:,,..,! -; ... ...Ar.u ovM-utive
l - I :... .a i : t . : 1 . .- ------ hir.ir
that is sadly needed on tne Nebraska
,'upreme bench. When Chief Justice j
Whito wns nnmod to his present ex-
Ur.l n-.t-rt rr . ho ciinrfmp hPnrh I
cf the United States the work of that
body was sadly in arrears, just as is
that of the Nebraska supreme court
now. Chief Justice White, by organiz-
.,,! fr.rm.tiy.inir the labors of
,L , u. ,.,-1!
me C'Juri, nas i.mjuk i
its docKCt. inici jusuce
1 r !. T i - HI : fftir
may be depended upon to labor to the
same end in Nebraska.
Mr. Morrissey, until called to of
ficial position in Lincoln, lived for
many years in western Nebraska. His
rppointment gives that important
section of the state deserved repre
sentation in the court. World-Herald.
LCOIIOb 3 PER CKK l-r
(in (itc Sioinacis aatLflwels jf
ncss and Rest-ConfalnsneiCiT
hira Sir J'
Antrfrct Rerttedv for CoasflF
tioit , Sour Stomach Diarrhoea
"Worms .CoiiNnls'wns Jew. isli-
TacSira2e Sigaatur? of
The Centaur CompaD.
iuranUd iwaVrthe froc
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
There are a heap oi men who per-
mit their pretentions to take a fall
out of their intentions
Wheat reached the top notch in
Omaha Monday $1.40: while some
sold for U.o0 and $1.38.
Mrs. O'Leary and the cow are both
jor.e. but the fire story still lives, in
spite of all efforts to destroy it.
The United States supreme cou'-t
..ays employers have a right to re-
(juire renunciation or laoor unions.
m 1 i
The residents of Mexico City con
sider the hustling of provisions the
thief duty of a provisional president.
If Mr. Debs declines the socialist
nomination for president nexi time
the rarty may turn to Mr. Guggen
Enough bills have already been
introduced in the legislature to satisiy
the reonle who pay the freight. But
there are more coming.
Thc appointment of Andrew M
plorrissey was not purely political
and partisan. Governor Morehead
simP!' knew his man' that's alL
One wonders what we need of an-
1 , 4-l-. ..nvi 1 1 - - w. i--, . t r n ii'Vinii
111, - : - ,..,,- hm-a n-lir Uoan 1
J u "
. work for a few years. Possibly a lit-
tie more work and a little less vaca
tion would be a good rule for the
court to adopt. Then again there is
no sense in taking every fool case up
to that tribunal for rehearing, so that
a few amendments to the rules would
not come amiss.
WHAT SHE WANTED.
(J ant Q stop my baby.g cou-.h,"
sajd a young mother Tuesday, ''but I
won't give him any narmiui drugs.
She bought Foley's Honey and Tar
L orn pound
T lr.rMi thf-
I lU It r-i ( o i iiiiuiaii.: me nLiu.u menu
branes anj helps throw off the chok-
jng secretion, eases pain and gives the
child normal rest. For sale by all
Still Have Calendars.
you wjh stiH find a- large number
of those handsome sample calendar
"nd wall pockets at the Journal pffice.
While we have sold a large numher
, ,. - ,,t. -ui.,n ali -f I
I V,A V I 111 V masa-vjw wa.xy Uii I
u-hirh s be ne sold at about one-half
-Ahat the original cost would be in
ouaintity lots. Call and see them.
RITE FOR BOOK OS PILES AND RECTAL DISEASES WITH TfSTIQNULS
DR. C R. TARRY. Omaha. Nhrsk
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
It seems fearfully distressing to the
Old Stte Journal because Governor
Morehead appointed a clemocrat to fill
the position made vacant by the death
of Judge Hollenbeck, who was also a
democrat. It doesn't apf-ar reason
able to oppooe one democrat serving
on the supreme court when the other
six are republicans. But the State
Journal is so prejudiced that anything
from that source could only be ex
pected. It could not he expected that
Govrnor Morehead would appoint
lepublican when a democrat so
eminently fitted for the position as
Mr. Morrissey can be found, and wil
ling to accept.
In an extended editorial, published
recently, the Cincinnati Enquirer re
views the situation in West Virginia,
with reference especially to the
finances of that state, since the people
by their votes declared for prohibi
tion, and the corresponding loss of
state revenue. The auditor of otate
has been compelled to call attention to
the need of an increase, through son:j
other method, of $71 '0.000 in revenue,
to replace the loss th'.oi:gli licenses,
or a corresponding retrenchment in
expenditures. "It may be argued that
this is a presentation of material mat
ters," says the Cin-.-ii nat: Enquirer,
"as against a great moral issue. Ad
mitting this to b; true," adds the
paper, "the prohibitionists mut not
on!v be intensely moral as they see it,
but they must be equally practical, as
everybody else sees it. They should
be frank enough to tell the votei3
how they intend to make up the de
ficiencies in the budget that will ap
pear if they are victorious." In Ne
braska there is no state revenue, hji
there is in many a city a large city
revenue, which, in case of prohibition,
has got to come from another sourt
If you must use big words, it is
sometimes well to go the limit a; .'.
make them so large no one will un
D EM AND FOR THE EFFICIENT.
Alert, keen, clear-headed, healthy
men and women are in demand. Mod
ern business cannot use in office, fac
tory or on the road, persons who arc
dull, lifeless, inert, half sick or tired.
Keep in trim. Be in a condition that
wards off disease. Foley Cathaitic
Tablets clean th. system, k,ecp the
fstomach sweet. 1Iv.r Hvo ,t tb
bowels regular. For sale by all drug-
gists- . I K?i3KErS
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" vyiuvy u cuuuuu
FISTll! A-D, V!Um nuncn
- All Rectal 'Diseases cared without a surc-ical .
No Chloroform. Ether or other een-Nl
eral aneasthetic used. CURIJ GUARANTEED
to last a LIFE-TIME. Texamisutios rm.
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