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PLATTSMOlJTn S1CMI-WEEKLY JOtTRNAC.
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 191'.
Cbe plattsmouth journal
Published Sml-Weokly at Plattemouth. N e b r.
Entered fct the rostoiHce at riattsmoutb. Nebraska, as soeoud-class mail matur.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
Subscription Proes S1.50 Per Year In Advenoe
March! March away!
day next in order-
THOUGHT TOR TODAY.
Yea, Lord! yet some must do
Life's daily task work; some
i Who fain would sinpr, must toil
Amid caith's dust and moil, v
- While are dumb.
Julia C. B. Dorr.
Society's Debt to Motherhood.
Mo.-t of those who have gone the
Iajc are goi'.e.
On- of the cheapest things of rc:d
alue is politeness.
The price of wheat went tumbling1
Monday in Chicago.
War is what? There is a shortage
f Leans in Do.-ton. -
If you .should ever he so foolish as
to v.iite a letter you want burned,
bum it yourself.
Perhaps those five sneezing1 sensa
tions are merely trying to talk about
The ciosinr- of the exchanges on
Washington's birthday deprived th j
gm.blers of an opportunity to ma':e
rrcJiing out of the Evelyn episode.
If you avciage to be right more
' f.t than you are wiong you are
pr.-ba'dy doing as wcl! as your neigh
bor. :o :
In i.kr to rr.cit the hij.h cost or
When it came to a question that
touched the heart the senators ware
found amenable to wholly human im
pulses. They refused to provide by
law that children who have been
separated from their parents through
the tragedies of fate that throw them
as charges upon the public generosity
may be hiden away from their par
ents in such a way that there may
never be any sort of a reunion.
This biil sought to provide that af
ter a child has been removed from the
"... . . . i
custody of its parents, ana turneu
over to a society or a court that has
given it away into a new home, the
court or society which so gives it
iray not be required to tell where it
is placed. The idea of the measure
was that a child thus separated from
it parents and put into a good home
should be protected from the neces
sity of ever again encountering those:
who gave it birth.
Undoubtedly this measure was in
spired by some organization that
makes a specialty of separation chil
dren from erring or impecunious par
ents. Generally such societies are
made up largely of those who have
no children of their own. As an
r.hstract proposition, the purpose of
the bill was good, but in perhaps so
many cases as otherwise its opera
tions would be cruel.
Ca.-es have been known in this state
wherein widowed or deserted mothers
have been compelled through stress of
poverty to relinquish their children to
strangers, and when better circum
stances enabled them to care for the
fi. i.r in Chicago bakers have not on'y Uhiidren, have been unable to learn
.creased the mice of doughnuts, but j where they might be found. Those co
are making the holes larger.
TJ e climate that bei'ige: ants aro
H t r.dii.g .10,nX.000,C:00 a year rn
the European war staggers even th?
oM-fa -hior.ed populist accustomed to
the use of big figures.
The young man who has discovered
th:-.t the mock marriage in which he
was the 1 lideyroom, is binding, doubt -le.-s
wishes that he lived in some
other state than Xew York.
Up to dale there has been forty-five
carloads of provisions sent from Ne
braska to scraving Belgians, when t
!ca.-t half of this should have remain
ed at home to case some of our own
Here's hoping the Old Missouri will
rot get too boisterous this spring.
You know she gets on her high horse
t very once in a while, and the time
for one of her treacherous leaps and
bounds is about here.
Republican clubs of Ohio have pre
sented the names of four of the state.:
sons as candidates for the republican
romination for president: Senator
elect Harding, Governor Willis, Myron
T. Here-irk, former ambassador to
Frarre, and Senator Rurton. Nothing
like presenting a full bill of fare.
The Canadians' fear of aeroplane
raids is absurd fur two reasons. In
the f;rst place, an aeroplane raid is
not dangerous, and in the second
tl '.-re is n3 likelihood of any enemy
f.i. iiig an opportunity to make one.
Wisconsin republicans p'opose to
.-tar l by President Wilson. This i.
the text of a resolution introduced in
the senate of that state by a re.u'-lit-nn
member: "Resolved by the sen
ai", the assembly concurring, that th?
Ivg'slature of the state of Wisconsin,
rd:r.g the sentiments of the people
of Wisconsin, extends its heartfelt
. ymjathy to President Wilson and
rxprorre its entire confidence in hii
;rgrity, his patriotism, his single
r.s;s of purpose at d his zeal."
whom they had been entrusted re
fused to give the mothers any in
formation whatever that would lead
to the establishment of their where
abouts. To those who have borne
children an understanding of the
heartlessness of such a course is
easily manifest, and many a parent
has not hesitated to say that if any
one were to attempt to accord him or
her that sort of treatment it would
lead to derperate measures.
Hatred of immorality on the part
of others often leads wholly well
meaning people into brutal intoler
ance. Repugnance for shiftlessness
operates in the same way with many.
It is no unusual thing for the public
tc detect cases in which over-zealous
humanitarians are found crushing
the hearts of the poor and vicious. It
was not very long ago that the public
prints rescued a babe from the
clutches of an over-officious chil 1
saver and returned it to the arms of
a foster mother who had learned t-
love it as her own.
The tie between the natural mother
and her child is one that man has no
right to consider lightly. Even the
undeserving mother has a higher
claim upon her child than has any-man-made
law. It is a claim that
nature has not endowed her with
either the right or the power to re
linquish forever. It is doubtful if the
.-tate is doing humanity a real service
when it finds a home for these chil
dren and debars parents, especially
mothers, of the right to ever see them
again, to look inta their eyes and
hearts with the tenderness that is a.i
essential of motherhood and to kno.v
that they are not being subjected to
neglect and cruelty from strangers.
Society is sufficiently at fault when
it provide3 conditions that neces
sitate the estrangement, even tem
porarily, of the mother and her bah.
It does not cure its laches when it at
tempts through summary proceedings
to make such estrangement inexor
ably perpetual. No foster-parent is
good enough, and no natural parent
bad enough, to justify cruelties that
are palpable outrages upon human
affection. Lincoln Star.
Let's plan a clean-up day as early
as possible this-spring.
Very few men seem to have
(observed the expression on September
Economy masquerades so much
that some of us spend a dollar trying
to save a dime.
Apparently the income tax law is
hitting the ball players a good deal
harder than the ministers.
Not all the money in the world is
invested in base ball player. A Hol
stein bull was sold the other day fo.
So far as we know, while some cf
them proceed leisurely, no section
hand was ever accused of not earning
Our industries may be teriibly up
set by the war, but as long as the
base ball season will open soon the
country is safe.
The great trouble is if one does
turn over a new leaf, some nosey per
son will come along ever so often and
turn back to the old pages.
The only thing that prevents many
people from visiting the Panama-Pacific
exposition is the selfish refusal
of their friends to loan them tho
Years ago you could make the aver
age riattsmoutb boy happy by slan
':ig him out in tho spring with a
vhecibarrow, but now he has to have
Congress is liable to adjourn with
the Nebraska patronage deadlock
cs ever. And then the apopintments.
no doubt, will be made in vacation, as
usual in deadlock cases.
Twenty days more and the legis
lature will have to adjourn or wori:
for nothing thereafter. It's marble-;
to chaik that they won't stay long in
Lincoln after their pay stops.
The high price of flour may not
lead any more housewives to learn to
make bread, but no doubt they will
write several fine essays on the sub
ject to be read at the woman's clubs.
Teddy Roosevelt has been suggested
as an official adviser to Mexico. Cut
Ilexico doesn't need advice as much as
it needs a big stick which he ha
handled heretofore with considerable
Jim Dahlman is warming up for
commisioner this spring. But he may
be paving the way for some of his
friends in case he should receive the
5'ppointment of collector of internal
. Buttermakers have influenced the I TIGHT AGAINST WAREHOUSES
market reporters to say "firm" in-! ,
stead of "strong."
Arguments against fulfilling the
j ri:biic warehouse pledge of the demo-
Another way would be to mahe jcl'atie and Populist platform take the
Europe come after foodstuffs, instead
of running delivery wagons.
The man who hanged and shot him
self because of his poor luck took no
risk of his hoodoo causing another
Even if the president provided a
farm in Arizona for the hoboes, they
would not stay on it in the good old
The Russians attribute their recent
defeat to poor railway facilities. This
was the explanation of the result of
the Russo-Japanese war.
The threatening clouds and mild
atmosphere make the entry of March
more like the growling of the lamb
than the roaring of the lion.
That was a cruel court at Alton,
Illinois, which imposed a fine of ?3
on Nicholas Spircioyanichlas. A name
like that is punishment enough.
An Iowa senator would appoint Mr.
Taft and Mr. Roosevelt on a commis
sion to bring about peace in Europe.
But will not a preliminary commis
sion have to be named ?
fcrm of special pleading from the
very nature of the case. The special
pleading may be advanced in behalf
of a very worthy special interest, as
for example, the co-operative elevator
concerns, but it is none the less spec
ial pleading. Its effect is to advance
the interest of a. part as against the
interest of the whole.
If the situation be looked squarely
in the face, and fairly considered
from the point of view of the welfare
of the whole people, it is difficult to
see what argument can be effectively
presented against warehouse legisla
tion. The outline is simplicity itself.
Why, in the first place, should any
one object to allowing individuals,
partnerships or corporations from
j establishing public warehouses if they
wish, such warehouses to be under
the proper control and regulation of
Why, in the second place, should
anyone object to the right being ac
corded any citizen to store wheat, or
r.ny other commodity, in such a ware
house, paying the charge therefor and
taking his warehouse receipt?
Why, in the third place, should any
one object to his offering that ware
house receipt as collateral for a loan,
if he wants to do that?
And why, in the fourth place, should
anyone object to the bank accepting
the warehouse receipt as collateral
E; V u vm,4J ' ' IJi" ""'!, -'
Children Cry for Fletcher's
TIio Kind "SToa Have Always BotisM and vliicii has been
in use for over SO years, lias bomotuo signafuro vZ
and lias been made under Ixia per--
yZ-Vf- sonal supervision since its infancy
'X yccUtC, Allow no one to deceive yon in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-ns-good " are- bu
Experiments that trifle with and endanger tho honlth cf
Infants iind CliHdren Experience uijuin&t Experiment
What Is CASTOR? A
Castor! a is r. harmless snbstitute for Car.for Oil, lare
poric. Drop?? and Soothing Syrnps. It is pleasant. 15
contains neither Opium, Morphine iu:r otlier .Nareol'o
substance. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys "Worms
and allays Fcv .risliness. l'or more than thirty 3 ears it
has been in constant use for tho relief of Constipation,
STatalcncj-, V.'ind Colic, all Teething1 Troubles and
liarrlH:a. It regulates tho Stomach and bowels,
assimilates the Food, giving healthy and natural fclcep
The Children's I'anaccar Tho 3Iother's Friend.
Bears the Signature of
It is safe to bet for a little while
anyway that the farmer who let his
wheat go at $1.50 was the wise or?. ?nd making the loan, if it thinks the
And, happy to relate, there arc sev-: collateral good and is willing to make
Yet this is about all there is to the
eral of them in this section.
Another attempt is to be made by i public warehouse plan, which such a
the fashion fans to give Tnen feathers j tremendous effort is being made to
in their hats, which news will be re
ceived with gratitude by the sort of
men likely to care for that sort of
thing. You know the kind.
And there are a number of Ameri
cans trying to steal the southern half
of Mexico. The Mexicans are making
enough trouble for the United State.3
without Americana going in there to
Xow that four young women have
been admitted to practice before tho
United States supreme court, it is
hoped that the revered justices will
see the importance of having their
gowns hang straight.
Many men in this old town are re
gretfully compelled to give up gard
ening this spring on account of tho
selfish and indolent refusal of their
wives to cultivate it. It will be worse
1han that if they ever get suffrage.
Lincoln Star: When the republicans
again secure a majority of the Ne
braska legislature, if such a thing
should, ever happen, will they recall
tho fine precedent of non-partisanism
set by the current session in the turn
ing down of three contests by demo
crats for seats occupied by republicans?
ilanana flour is said to be a health
ful and satisfactory substitute for
grain flour and the United Fruit, com
pany is said to be shipping thousands
of tons of it to the armies of Europe.
One stem of bananas will make eight
pounds of flour.
Why Attorney General Reed wants
to butt into the railway commission
ers' business is more than we are able
to conceive. If it is to gain popularity,
he is simply slipping ofT Kis nut. We
can't see where there is any call for
his actions. Willis had bettor draw
in his horns while the drawing is
Judson Harmon, who was elected
governor twice in Ohio, may be prj
vaiied upon to run again in 191.
But what would he get from the pres
ent administration if he did succeed
in being elected and carry the nation
al ticket through with him? Today
he is the most popular democrat in
the Buckeye state.
Nobody proposes to compel men to
Xobody proposes to compel a single
farmer to store a single bushel of his
grain in any one of them.
Nobody proposes to compel a singio
farmer to borrow money on his ware
It is all left entirely optional.
Farmers and others who already
hnvc all the faciiit
thev need to
Of course Plattsmouth is the best
city of its inches in the state. You
have known this for several years,
but did you ever think what made it
so? By every good citizen boosting.
There are so many reasons for begin
ning the early spring by another
genuine boosting spnrit that has made
Plattsmouth famous. Then don yo".r
hustling clothes early and boost as
you never have boosted before.
Only once since the lormation of
Uhe United States of America have
Iwo states been made out of one;
that was the case of West Virginia,
which was created out of Virginia
when the western part of that state
refused to secede. West Virginia be
came a state of the Union June 10,
1803. Now it is proposed to. make
two states of Texas and another state
of parts of Washington and Idaho.
Western Texas and that part known
as tbe Tanhandle wish to be alone.
The people of that section claim they
arc not given proper attention by tho
state government and that the east
ern portion of the state dominates
legislation. Moreover, Eastern Texas
io "wet" and Western Texas is 'dry."
In area Texas is the largest state in
the Union and in population it is
hold grain, and to borrow money, will
not be affected. They can go right
along doing as they are doing now.
But men who want to open ware
houses, subject to public regulation,
will be allowed to do it. Farmers
who want to use them will be allow
ed to use them. Farmers who, while
storing their grain, want to borrow
money to tide them over till they are
ready to sell, will be afforded a
means for doing so.
WTiy, we repeat, should anyone
Isn't it to the public interest that
means be provided to make it easj.'
and convenient for farmers to hold
their crops till they are ready to sell
till the market is favorable?
Why should speculators and grain
dealers be given a practical monopoly
of the benefits of high prices?
Why isn't the farmer, who does the
work and produces the crop, as much
entitled to the top market as is the
But, it is objected, if the farmers
store their grain it will increase "the
visible suppiy" and facilitate
Is the visible supply any more
"visible" if the farmer owns part of
it than it is when the gamblers con
trol practically all of it?
Can the speculators gamble more
successfully in grain owned and con
ii oiled by the farmers than in grain
controlled by themselves?
The World-Herald would be the
last newspaper to suggest that a
special interest be denied a hearing
and fair consideration of its argu
ments to a legislative body. It would
be the last to urge that the legiti
mate rights of any special interest
be trampled under foot. But it doe:;
respectfully suggest to the legi -lature
of Nebraska that the legitimate
rights and interests of all the people
have a prior claim over special
privileges demanded for a few of the
The Kind Yoa Have Always BoiigM
In Use Fcp Over 30 Years
Senaior Mattes is very insistent in
the passage of his insurance measure,
to the effect thut the maximum for
which insurance policies can be col
lected is the assessed value of the
propei ty so insured. This is what is
t'.rmed tho "valued policy" law.
Whether it be the real purpose cf
Senator Mattes to reform business
men so they will not over-insure their
rroperty or whether it is intended by
him to be a tax-reform method, we
are unable to intelligently conjecture.
It would appear to provide a remedy
for both. No business man would
v.iih to insure for more than he could
collect in case of fire. If he wished
to carry a full line of insurance he j full of easy time boarders, but whn
would have to give in his property to j a man draws a fine it means that he
Lhe assessor for a like amount. Ttjgets just that many days on the pub-
Most people who have never been in
Texas have the impression that about
every other man in that state carries
a six-shooter, when the real facts are
that there is less "gun toting" in
Texas than in almost any other stale.
In tho first place every dealer who
sells a revolver must pay to the statj
a tax equivalent to the price of tho
gun, in otherwords if a revolver is
regularly priced at $19, the dealer
must get n-0 for it in order to meet
this tax. It is the rule almost with
out exception that when a man i.T
found carrying a gun who has no
right to it he gets a $100 fine and f'.d
clays on the road. The jails are not
may be that there would be an oc
casional temptation to arson by giv
ing in property at a high valuation
for the purpose of insuring it to burn,
since the tax would be much less than
the value of the property. Cn the
whole, however. Senator Mattes idea
that the tax value of property ought
to be its burning value is a good one.
Toor Italy, having experienced
death-dealing earthquakes and floods
which have threatened the very pil
lars of Borne, is now being urged to
join the war. However, Italy had
better take the other advice of Ger
many: "Enough is plenty."
The trial of the Barnes-Roosevelt
libel suit has been set for April 19.
It is a mere coincidence that this will
be the anniversary of the first blood
shed of our two greatest wars.
lie roads. These two laws have very
nearly eliminated promiscuous gun
plays in that state.
The meeting tonight of the Cop
merical club is one you canot afford to
miss, so be on hand early.
-Weeping Water, Hcb.-
will take charge of your public
sale business. Farm sales a
specialty. Owners' interests
are always guarded with the
best ability, and satisfaction
guaranteed. For open dates
telephone at my expense to
Sell your property by an ad in The
A. ' '- .
Eggs hatch better if the hens are m H
it. Kir lak ajr fc 3 !i - A. 4a ft. J L
s 5,3 pays bip; the-year 'round. It prevents dis-V'-xVi
ea30, sharpens tho anpetrto, improves
Xjyv-, dio.3tion. lo'i if fro? more live' eggs
more and stronger chick:;.
t t piclSl Poulry Reguhtor pushes the
,V-- young ones a!ong no that they are fully
(S-fy-y matured, redely for budncss, their finst
if-' -'j.7 Winter, f ig-. 2Se, S0e, CI.C?; 23 I, pail $2.50.
C. JvJTW FeaiSl Animal Regulator and r.ll Pratt -,
vP stcck and poultry remedies are aruararjtced
to give satisfaction cr n-.cney back.
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