The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, March 18, 1920, Page PAGE FOUR, Image 4

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Court Rales Attaching 4C1 Page Text
cf Law to Petitions Unneces
sary and a Hindrance.
The supreme omrt Saturday re
versed the decision of Judge Morning
in which he held that because the
tircnlators of the petitions for the
rtferendilm on the civil administra
tis code law Jad not complied with
a provision requiring that a full and
correct copy of the law upon which
u vote was being asked be attached
tc the petition when presented to
the voter. The supreme court or
dered that a writ of mandamus is
sue upon Secretary of State Amsber-
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ry requiirng him to accept the peti
tions and place the proposition upon
the ballot at the November election.
In view of the fact that the law
also provides that the filing of the
referendum petition automatically
suspends the operation of the law
upon which a referendum Is sought,
it is possible that this will put the
code departments of the government
oytsof business and throw the whole
machinery of government out of gear
by putting the "departments thus
grouped back under the old domina
tion of boards.
Governor McKelvie said all he had
to say was that he was utterly sur
prised. Deputy Attorney General
Barnes thought that the code depart
ments would continue as they now
exist until after the referendum was
taken on the law They are now or
ganized and doing business, and he
believed that the disorganization and
waste that would follow tearing
them to pieces for possibly only a
few months would limit the effect of
the decision to the taking of a popu
lar vote on the law. Dexter T. Bar
rett, former deputy attorney general,
who was leading counsel in the fight
for the referendum, said that if this
was attempted he would enjoin the
continuance of the departments un
der the code. It was also suggested
that as the law carries $5,000 salar
ies for six secretaries or heads of
departments, more than anybody else
will fit your
Plattsmouth, Neb
gets at the state house, the salary
claims would find difficulty in get
ting past the auditor's office.
It Is agreed, however, that the de
cision will have no immediate effect,
as under the practice the losing side
has forty days in which to file a mo
tion for a rehearing, and the court
then takes a little time, even if it
does deny the motion, before acting
upon it. If it sustains the motion a
re-argument allowed and another
decision' follows later.
The chances for a rehearing are
slim. Five of the seven Judges join
ed in the decision just made. Justice
Cornish wrote the opinion. Justice
Rose alone dissenting and Justice
Letton not-6itting, being absent on
account of ill health when the case
was submitted a few weeks ago.
The case turned finally upon one
point, and that was whether the pro
vision in the Initiative and referen
dum law, passed by the legislature to
give force and effect to the constitu
tional amendment which apparently
said that a full and correct copy of
the law to be referred must be at
tached to each petition presented to
voters for signature was in accord
with the constitutional amendment.
The latter restricts the legislature to
doing those things which will facili
tate the operation of the amendment.
The court sajs that any such law
is unreasonable, obstructive and vio
lative of the constitution, which
says that the constitutional amend
ment shall be self-executory and that
the legislature may enact whatever
is necessary to facilitate its opera
tion. This, the court says, means
that what It does must be such as
frees the operation of the constitu
tional provision from obstacles or
The court says that any legisla
tion that would unreasonably ham
per or render ineffective the power
reserved to the people is unconstitu
tional. To require that a 461 page
law, such as this, be attached to each
petition containing blanks for not
more than twenty signatures, consti
tutes a hindrance and un unnecessary
and unreasonable obstacle, and the
court says that it is sufficient com
pliance to do as was done, attach a
full and correct copy to all the peti
tions when assembled and offered for
filing. Laws to faciliate operation
must be reasonable and not unneces
sarily obstruct or impede the oper
ation of law. Reasonable legislation
to prevent fraud or render intelligi
ble the purpose of the proposed law
is not objectionable as facilitating
Another point involved was the
right of the secretary of state to re
fuse to file the petition. The court
r.ays that his duties are ministerial
only, and with respect to refusing
referendum petitions are defined by
the statutes. He would have no pow
er to exercise functions that are
strictly judicial in their nature. lie
has refused to file the petitions, cn
advice of the attorney general al
though his own disposition wa? to
receive there, on the ground that the
petition sheets did not have a full
an correct copy of the law attached
The court said that as the p.-int
raised by the state in lt3 argument
that the appeal had not been filled
in ten days was not put in Issue be
fore that, the court had no jurisdic
tion. In the prohibition referendum
case, submitted weeks before the
code referendum, this was one of the
points urged from the beginning
against the state which was the ap
pellant In that case.
The decision has no effect beyond
the code law case. The last legisla
ture sought to clear up the ambigu
ity by providing that the title and
text of the law shall appear on each
petition sheet, but the constitutional
convention went still further and the
new constitution, if adopted, pro
vides only for the title. State Journal.
From Tuesday's Daily."
Vm. Weddell of Murdock, who is
a profound thinker and a man who
studies the economic situation, with
a good deal of masterful considera
tion, has the following to offer as
a solution of the tense times which
are facing the people of America to
day. In his diagnosis of the condi
tions, Mr. Weddell says that his ex
perience and observations are that
conditions during that period imme
diately preceding the late war was
as near the ideal, as any time dur
ing the American history.
Wages and salaries were good and
prices were very fair, with nothing
of that excessive quality, and that
the public had not at that time been
exploited, with railway rates equita
blem, with the two-cent fare.
That with the entering Into the
gigantic struggle of the world, pric
es and wages were both " advanced.
The wages he has figured have in
creased something like 25 per cent,
some more, some less, but on the
average, that he considers would be
a fair conclusion. During the same
time prices have advanced on an
average twice as much or fifty per
cent, and probably more than that,
but for a certainty, that much. To
prevent a crisis, or the oceur
rance of a panic, and still restore
r.rics he things that if the govern
ment should take stock just now, and
by appropriate legislation exact a
law which would make it compul
sory to have all prices registered, as
well as wages and begin with wr.g
es by a reduction of two per cent
per month, which s':ouM com in no
for eleven months and the last r-.onth
or twelfth make it three per cent,
which would make for the year 25
per cent and probably place things
at the point before the war. At the
same time, reduce the prices four
per cent per :nonth for the period i f
eleven months, and six per cent for
the twelfth month, which would re
duce them fifty per cent and al?o
place the prions on the pre-war basis.
Mr. Weddell is offering this for con
sideration and what do you think cf
From Monday's Patty.
A quiet wedding occurred on
Thursday of last week, March 4,
1920, when pUiss Fern Grasfmrn.
daughter of Mrs. Clara Grassman was
united in marriage to Charles Knut
son at the home of her mother on
North hill at eight o'clock in the
evening, in the presence of the im
mediate relatives and a few close
friends of the family.
The bride is one of Louisville's
popular young ladies and is a gradu
ate of the Louisville high school of
the class of 1917. Since that time
she has been engaged in teaching
school. She is a grand-daughter of
Mr. anxl Mrs. Frank Wheeler, pio
neer citizens of Cass county.
The groom is the second ?on of
Mrs. Oscar Knutson of Louisville a:d
Is an industrious and splendid young
man of high character. He is em
ployed by the Lyman Sand company
under Manager Elmer Sundstrom,
who, with his wife, was in attend
ance at the wedding. Mr. Sund
strom presented the young couple
with $25 as a gift from himself and
other workmen where the groom'is
The wedding ceremony was per
formed by Rev. J. C. Dillon, pastor
of the M. E. church, Mrs. Dillon also
being present. After the ceremony
and congratulations, the bride's
mother served a splendid wedding
supper. Among the guests were Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Allen of Phillips,
Hamilton county, uncle and aunt of
Mrs. Grassman. The happy couple
received a large number of handsome
and useful presents and a consider
able sum of money. For the pres
ent, they will live with the bride's
grandparents, but expect to go to
housekeeping in the M. E. parson
age, when Rev. Dillon moves to an
other house more suited to his needs.
-Louisville Courier.
From Monday' rl1y
Action has been filed in the dis
trict court entitled Agnes Jorgensen
vs Harry Jorgensen and in which
the plaintiff seeks a decree of di
vorce. The parties were married in
this county in 1918. William A.
Robertson appears as the attorney
for the plaintiff.
Quotations are per bushel un
less otherwise specified and are
subject to market changes and
goods being unsold. F. O. L$. Ne
braska City. Hags extra. Ask
for prices on items not quote;!.
Choice, per bu $0.75
1S71 Dart ling's, per bu 7.00
Poor grade, per bu 524.00
Fair, per bu $2.00-$30.00
Choice. pi-r tn $31.00-34.00
1S71 Dartlhig's, per bu $35.00
r. 15. H., per bu $30.00
50c per bushel higher than
Red Clover.
Choice, per bu $35.00
1S71 Bartling's, p'r bu 3G.00
Choice, hulled. bu.$22.00-$22.5O
1S71 Bartling's. hulled $23.50
1'nhulled. per bu
Yellow Blossom, hulled ? 20.00
Fancy, per lb 70?
Per bushel (45 lbs.) Lot A$.25
Tor bu. (15 lbs.) Lot A $!).25
Per bu. (15 lbs.) Let VII- 7.50
Fair, per bu .
Choice. pr bu.$22. Oft to $24.00
1S71 Rartling 25.00 to 2C00
B. 15. 15 2G.50 to 27.00
Or.e Grade Only
B. I?. B., per bu $4. GO
B. 15. I?., per bu ?4.50
Orchard Gmss. per bu 4.50
F:i'!ish and Italian rye grasses
for lawns, pastures and field uses.
Per 11).. 20?.
1S71 Br.riling. per lb 234
Meadow Fercue
Per bushel $5.00
Per lb. 15c
Per 100 lbs $14.00
Rye. Winter, per bu $1.90
Rye. Spring, pr bu
Barley, per bu 2.00
Spelt 7, per bu.
Sweet corn, per lb
Buckwheat, per lb .05
Sunflower See.!, per lb .13
Alvke Clover
Alfalfa or Lucerne
Blue Gruss
Rrome gra?s. brouuis inermus 25-
Bean.-. i;i hilli? 25-
BrooM corn S-
Buckwheat 30-
Barley 95-1
Crim. Scar, or Italian clover 10
('iniimnn millet 50-
CanaV.a field peas, hmadcaf;t150
Canada field peas, with oats 90
Cow peas, broadcast 00
Cow peas, in drills 3 0
Cane, broadcast 50
Corn, in hills 7-
Corn, in drill for fodder 75-
Corn. broadcast 150-
Dwarf rane. in drills- 2
Dwarf Essex rape, broadcast 4
Eng. blue grass, m'd'w fescue 3 0
Flax seed 5G-
From Monday's Daily.
The funeral of Mrs. Hans Tarns
was held yesterday afternoon at 2
o'clock from the St. Paul's Evangeli
cal church where, for so many years
the departed lady had been a devout
member. The services in charge of
Rev. Robert Kunsendorf, were quite
largely attended by the old friends
and neighbors Who gathered to pay
their tribute of respect to the mem
ory of thia loving wife, mother and
friend, whose death has come as a
severe blow not only to the family,
but to the hoKt cf friends. The body
was laid to rest at oas Hill ceme
tery, where just two weeks ago the
daughter, Mrs. Fred Stewart, was
laid to her last long sleep.
Frorr Tuesday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon filings for del
egates to the democratic county con
vention from Stove Creek precinct
were received in the office of the
county clerk and in the list appears
the names of L. F. Laghorst, C. G.
Bailey. II. O. Miller, Earl Elliott.
Delmar Saxton, Ed Gustin, John
Gonzales, Alden Turk and John
Brown. J. A. CapweTl has filed for
committeeman from that precinct.
On the republican side of the fence
there has been additional filings from
several different precincts. W. A.
HoRenberger of Avoca precinct has
filed for committeeman and delegate,
while L. J. Marquardt, Ray E. Nor-
Home Grown, per bu $3.50
Marquis Variety, Northern-
Home Grown, bu. $1.10 to $1.15
Shelled and Graded or
Ear Corn
Nemaha Valley White, 110
dt-s, per bu $4.00
Iowa Silvermine, white, 95-
100 days, per bu 4.00
B. B. B. Yellow, 100-110
days, per bu 4.00
Reid's Yellow Dent, 110
days, per bu ; 4.00
Ninety Day corn, per bu 4.00
German, per bu $3.25
Common, per bu
Siberian, per bu
Hungarian, per bu
Japanese or Billian Dollar
Grass, per bu
Amber, per bu $2.00
Orange, per bu
Sugar Cane, per bu
Per lb. 18?
Per 100 lbs $7.00
Per 100 lbs $
Milo Maise 1
Pop corn, ear. 100 lbs 9.00
Pop corn, shelled, 100 lbs 11.00
Soy Beans Ask for prices
Cow peas Ask for prices
Canadian field peasAsk for prices
Minnesota grown Red River
Early Ohio, extra fancy $4.25
Bartling's tankage. 100 lbs.$5.50
Bartling's Tkg., 1000 lbs.$54.50
Bartling's tankage, ton 108.00
Swift's tankage, 100 lbs $6.50
Oil cake meal. 100 lbs
Mixed seeds. 100 lbs., feed 3.30
Ear corn, for teed
Shell com. car load lots
Oats, per bu
i' ui cui II, v. iivui. pel lull ?oo.o
For potatoes. 100 lbs 2.75
For lawns. 100 lbs 2.00
Seed cleaners, freight paid- 3 4.00
Seeders, Cyclone 2.00
With an order 65
Our two brands. B. B. B. (Bart
ling's Best Brand) and 1S71 Bart
ling, represent the highest qual
ity for purity artd germination.
We Buy Field Seeds
If you have seed to sell, send
samples for our bids.
Wt-ivlit to
Scoi! n A ere
S- 10 Lbs.
eijtht per
60 Lbs.
60 "
14 "
60 "
4 "
52 "
4S "
60 "
50 "
60 "
60 "
50 "
5C "
German millet
Hungarian Millet
Italian rye grass
Kafir corn, broadcast
Lawn grass
Orchard grass
Oaicn sets, bottom
Perennial rye grass
Pasture mixture
Pop corn, shelled
Red clover .
Red top, fancy, solid seed
Red top chaff
Siberian millet
Sudan grass
Sweet clover
Sweet corn, drills (fodder).
Sweet corn, broadcast
White Clover
20 "
40 "
6 0
- 180
- 100
- 73
- 3
Wheat .
ris, Caroline Marquardt and B.
Wolph have been named as" dele
gates. The delegates filing from Tip
ton precinct are H. K. Frantz, Fred
Spahnle, George Oberle, J. A. Gard
ner, Jonathan Adams, Fred Schwer
gen and Will Hudson.
I have to offer for sale a FORD ROADSTER that
is in the best of condition. This car has a good coat of
paint, a new top, extra truck body for light hauling, a
pair of extra fenders, a spot light and is equipped with
lots of extras, such as antirattlers, a radiator hood and
cover, etc.
I will sell this car for $375.00 and will accept Lib
erty Bonds as payment of any issue at 1 00 cents on the
dollar. This car is just the thing for a farmer who has
light hauling to do, such as hauling chickens, calves,
hogs, milk, etc. It will make you money and save you
lots of time in many ways. Remember the new cars are
getting higher and it will pay you to see me at once, as
this is a bargain and will not last long at this price, as
some one is going to pick up this snap.
Leonard FJleisinger,
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Reprinted from Nebraska City
Daily Press
"Great oaks from little acorns
grow," and while we are on the
subject of acorns, which are
merely seeds, let us turn our at
tention to the growth of a sturdy
business oak of Nebraska City,
the Bartling Seed Company.
The Bartling Seed Company was
organized by E. D. Bartling, a
far-seeing young business man in
1911. The first year's turn-over
was $1,850,. not a magnificent
total, but in five years it had ex
panded to $19, GOO ; while the
total sales for 1919 were in the
neighborhood of $52,000, a very
creditable a remarkably credit
able showing for a "young"
While conducted conservtivel v.
the business is also handled along
broad lines. "Fd" Bartling be
lieves in publicity and advertis
ing is the keystone of the arch.
More than forty newspapers in
this trade territory know the
name of "Bartling Seed Company"
and it is an illiterate reader in
deed who does not know that
name and what it stands for. Up
to the present time the firm has
expended more than $3,500 for
newspaper publicity in its trade
territory, and plans for an elabo
rate campaign for the next year
are already under contemplation.
E. D. Bartling is manager and
owner of the business. He has
had much experience in other
lines of business and it is safe to
predict that the concern into
which he has put so much energy
and time will continue to expand
and prosper, serving the agricul
tural interests of a splendid sec
tion of the "Bread Basket of the
World" in a manner befitting the
firm and those it deals with.
Will grow three crops in one
season. First cutting on good soil
will grow 7 feet high, the next
cutting is shorter growth. Stools
readily, grows rapidly and yields
enormous crops of excellent hay
or ensilage. Stands dry and hot
j weather.
Seed nn
. 50- 60
. 50- 60
. 30- 40
. 50- 75
. 50- 70
. 30- 3S
. 70
. 10- 15
. 30- 40
. 40- 42
. 2- 4
S- 14
. 10- 12
. 30- 40
. 70-100
. 20- 25
. 20
. 20- 25
. 75-.150-
to Weluht per
Acrr itiinlarl
Lbs. 50 Lbs.
45 "
20 "
56 "
14 "
14 "
" 32 "
32 "
20 "
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45 "
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