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About The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911 | View Entire Issue (April 19, 1909)
THE BATTLES OF THE FUTURE.
"Had men." says Victor Hugo,
"spring from bud things, hstice, let us
correct the things."
Now, in life there are certain basic
or fundamental springs of action or !
guiding rr.otives that determine the'
trend or courso of conduct, and that;
carry wun mem Wight or blessing in;
proportion as they move along the i
plane of l ight conduct or of low self-k- i
sire;that is. of desire that sacrifices the
rights, the ir.erests, and the happi-1
ness of others to the success of self, or ,
that exalts materialistic aims above the
demands of sound ethics or spiritual
The great tattles of the future will '
be fought between the basic ethical i
truths thit have illumined the tejieh-i
ings of every great religion and phil
osophy, and the materialistic selfish
ness that has eaten the heart and soul
out of every great civilization of the
past, which exalts such demoralizing
precepts as "The end justifies the
means," anJ "Might makes right."
Here lies .ue of the most important :
duties for teachers and leaders of an average of only 4 illiterates in the fore the farmers of this district the
thought, and here is found a lesson of hundred for l'JO.S. The Scandinavians, most skilled government experts on the
supreme importance for the young men Scotch, Knglish, Hohemians, Irish and good roads problem. This was a most
and woman of our age. The happiness i Welsh are all under 2. The Hutch and valuable servke.
and full-orbed development of all the j Flemish are 3.1; the Finnish, 4; Ger-; A bulletin issued by the Department
people.no less than the majestic up- mans. French, 7.9, and North of Agriculture shows the direct con-
ward sweep of social and national ! Italians, a we have noted, 8.0. After nection between good roads and the
life, wait on the recognition of the ! this group there is another from south-; value of farm lands. An investigation
supremacy of the moral order, on the ' L'rn alKl eastern Europe beginning with was made relating to public road mile
right of justiee.freodom, and fraternity J the Magyars, among whom, apparent- age, revenues, improved roads and ex
to a paramount place in the web and i ly.illiteracy is above 50 in the hundred; pendituies in the United States in the
woof of individual municipal and na-! the South Italians, 50.7; Kuthenians, year YMI. In nearly every case, it is
tional life, and on the relegation to the 2; Lithuanians, G0.2; Portuguese, G3.S, shown, states having the highest per
rearof expediency whenever right is j and Turkish, 71.2. Between .'id and 50 ! centage of improved roads have the
at stake. are the people of the Danuhian princi- 1 largest population per mile of road, in-
There are some newspapers incapable : palitie.s and provinces, the Poles and ! dicating that better road.s are a power
of recognizing such ethical facts. They ; Russians. Thus a very large part of ; ful factor in encouraging the settle
are '.he products of men who associate j Europe makes a poorer showing than ' ment of unused lands, especially in
constantly with vice, and have doubt- Japan, the figure for the Japanese be- sparsely populated sections of the
less been living lives of viciousness and j inK ,J-r- The percentage is twice as ' country.
graft for years. It does not require high for the Portuguese as it it is for It is held, further, that good, roads
intelligence 10 wauow in nun ami vice
and crime. It takes intelligence, cour- j
age, and moral force to condemn wrong
in concrete form.
See us for sale bills.
.v A. A. AA AAA AA.A.vv
f , .,
"Kins (Jet License" is the way the
Red Oak Express refers to a matri-
tnonial authorization in which the pro-
posed bridegroom is but nineteen
years of nge and the bride but sixteen,
a. iTrnipu ...nw- ,
illi i tnAwY amuinu im-
mhjha-x i j.
ivi lu n A'N I o.
nunuou.iiiui niuu.s uiou.
to the illiteracy of immigrants which
oxtend over a period of three years
sh()WS that there are considerable varia-;
tions from year to year for the same
race- 1 Iu? average lor the i-rencn was
2A in thtJ hundred over 14 years of aje ;
in 1M Hmi -9 in lyos- i
.... .. . .... . ..
ine iortn Italians dropped Jrom 1
in 1JW t0 in 19!' VoT Spaniards ;
the figures were 9.7 in I'M, u3.7 in
and 13.8 in 11)08; for Greeks, 23.5
in YjM, 3'J.G in 11)07 and 28.5 in 19US.
It is obvious, therefore, that the sta -
tistics for any single year might be
... . ,
somewhat misleading, but the divisions '
by races are pretty clearly marked,
nevertheless. A group covering west-
em and northern Europe and including
the North Italians and the Finns shows
the Japanese or the Armenians, and is
h5ftht.r than the percentage for the
I Syrians or for the few Chinese of whom
there is a record in the tables. In
fact, that record gives 5.6 for the year
A A A A
HE NEWS-HERALD wants to
secure a good live represen
tative in every community in Cass
countysomeone who can give us
the newys and act as our a?ent in
the securing of new subscriherstand
attending to renewals. To such a
person wre will make an exception
ally good proposition, one that will
well repay anyone for the time
spent whether much or little,
and we are in a position to use as
much of your time as you can give
us. If you are interested please
write us and we will give
you full particulars.
I Wlwt A WLtf
VM, tut it is to be remembered that :
the immigration of Chinese coolies has
been stojpi-J. and no doubt the check
on Japanese immigration has affected
quality as well as numbers, for in li'Dii
the Japam se percentage was 4-'. 7.
There are no statistics for the people ,
of South American, but the Mexicans
of iouth American, but the Mexicans
mane a very nau snowing, in spite ol .
the fact that there has been education-1
al as well as material progress in Mex-i
ico f lU, vwtrs
The figure given U i
5.4 an,i ;s exeeetlod only by those fo- j
tno Lithuanians, Portuguese and Turk
ish Chicago Record-Herald,
VALUE. GOOD ROAJS. ; " me tneci manwo wrongs
One of the most expensive items in I o "ot make a right. At the confer-:
the government of Cass county, as it:l'nct-' of the labor leaders with the ,
is in all river counties, is that of the ! President at the White Mouse, the!
"public roads. It is a subject which
1 should have the careful study of every
farmer in this cou:;ty. It is not alone '
, , . ,
to be studied from the amount of taxes 1
you may pay, but it should he studied j
as an economic problem affecting the I
value of farm lands. Hon. IS. M. Pol-
lard made special efforts to bring be- j
are an important influence in retaining
upon the farms desirable elements that
otherwise might seek the towns and
cities. The logic of this contention lies
in the fact that good roads increase
farm values, and thus lessen an inecn-
tivo to seek material advancement
away from the soil. The fo.-ial aspects
of th; good road movement an I H e
facilities it (fords for better school
systems in the country di-trict are
matter-! that also are receiving ntten-
tion, and it is hoped to arouse the
farmers of the country as a whole to
the im ioi tance of a broad pol.ry of
public highway improvement bv the
federnlguvcrment. states, counties and
Wokkim;mkn in vearspast have suf-
, ,, . '
fered many wrongs, Hut there is an
III . . . I ... .....
other day, President Taft gave the ;
leaders of organized labor assurance
tnnt it was the purpose of his minimis- i
.- . 1
tration to do all 1:1 his power for the j
benefit of the workingman consistent j
with the fundamental principles of gov-1
eminent Ho pointed out to them that
h. Inn! 1,1,1,1.. ,.!,,. (.;, .,..1 :.. 1.:..
, " K weather and bad roads these girls have
speech of acceptance and his inaugural j i:, turn, visited the various c.mnties of
address. What he desires from the j the first Congressional district glean
lahor leaders is information as to the! '"ff knowlege in regard to the resources
abuses employed against labor. Then,
he will use the influence of his great
ollice to secure the righting of these
wrongs so far as is consistent with the
fundi mental principles of good gov
ernment. The conservative co-operation
of the labor leaders with the
president may do much to adjust the
conflicts between labor and capital. It
is hoped and expected that much good
may come from such conferences.
John Humes was in Omaha Thurs
day. Jamer Farrier was a business visitor
in Ashland Thursday.
Mr. Swartz is spending his vacation
in Missouri this week.
Mr. and Mrs G. IL Wood returned
Saturday from Canada.
0"M Kdwards and family left Thurs
day for a visit in Missouri.
Miss Anna Gauer returned to her
home from Omaha Friday.
Emmons Richey of Plattsmouth-Sun-dayed
with C. A. Richey 's family.
Mrs. Cary Rivitt of Lincoln was a
guest of Miss Sada Rivitt Friday.
Mrs. II. E. Pankonin intertained the
sewing circle Thursday afternoon.
Miss Louise Guthmann left Friday ftr
Plainview, Neb., to visit relatives.
Mr. Chas. Spence moved his family
to Havelock the fore part of the week.
Mrs. Chadwick of Tecumseh, Nebr.,
is a guest of the W. C. Horsey family.
Mrs. Geo. M. Jones left Tuesday for
Lincoln and Milford to visit her daugh
ter. Miss Mamie Heil of Plattsmouth was
a guest of Mrs. John Ahl over Sun
Uy. Mrs. T. T. Ball of Springfield visited
her daughter Mrs. I!. G. Metzger this
Jimrnie Spence h confined to his room
with a fever at the homo of John
Mary Jackson entertained a party of
her little friends Saturday afternoon at
Mrs. C. Ackles moved her household!
IN'FORMA 1 ION WANTED-From In-!
ventor who has intent for sale
which would be a moneymaker if!
properly placed upon the market. ;
Wish to hear from Inventor only!
who will sell direct to b.iycr with-1
out commission. Please give lowest i
spot cash price, or terms 0:1 royalty 1
basis. No agents need answer. '
Give brief description and price. '
Don't send blue prints or drawings. ;
Address I. A. Lesher, 17 West
Monroe St., Chicago, 111.
Slate ef NYlira.k. 1
Cuk ( inly. 1 1
. . In C.iuiity Cmirt.
In llif mutter uf llio txtnt of Ahliii' It. Ilruilfunl,
i Tcuill iHTwinii intcri'sti il:
! "IU "rB '"""'".v ihhiim'iI Unit IhiTi'Will Ik' n
ln'ariii upon Ihi- n'iirl him I pelitun fur liiml k.i
I tli'ini'iil in khkI cutiite iM-fori' thin i.unt ul I'lu'l-
inii'ilh, in naid munly, on the Huh day nf Va.-.
I V.f.. nt 11 u'clcirk n. ni. All uliji-rlinnt inu"! i"'
' on lili' on ur liffiir huh I limn.
4 , , Al.l.KS .1. l:n siiN,
Isi Al. l ;i.ii I'oiintv Jinli-.'.
t 1 LpriI Notice.
1 i. . . ... ...
Slut,, i.f K'l.KrnxliB I
, t'nunt) nt l'a K, l"'
In tin- malti'i' uf tli nutate
uf Vi'U r 1 urn, li.
Ti'iill h?imiiim intnrintMl:
You rc heivliv nntilliij 1 tint a petition tncctln r
Willi an hiHtrumi'iit u i )ot t itiif to i the lint will
and ti' tiitiii'ht nf xaiil I'e'i r I urn, id Tea.-eil. Iiave
Ui'ii hlnl in tho mint. I he 1'iuvi ri.f -mil n.
lion ! that -nut m-t rtinieiit Ih' ill nwi il ami .n
l utul an the last u ill unci tegument nf -.iiul
Veil are nMiiiiil thai a hi-nrit'ir will lie had un
Hind ei'titinti li.'fnrv tin- mint mi the imh dav nf
Mav. 1 H'.i. at (i rlcii-k tn . and that all nduc
if any, inuxt Im tllrd on nr Ivture "aid day
leid l.nur uf h iirnik.
Withim nv liaml and th" . nl uf thn rnnnty
ceutl cif wi county Hun 17th duy uf Afril, run
lw'M..l At.t.r.M .1. loi.sMN,
Ul-ti tVun'y Judire
to Elgin, N'el. Monday where they will
live on a farm.
W m. Ossenfcop went to Omaha Sat-
to J'1-' hj" wife hmic fr"n tht
' f ' ' ' '
. ' 'r was i,i Omaha the fore
pi'tofth" week visiting her sister,
win is in the ho?pital.
Mrs. Walter Wake and daughter, ;
Vivian, went t Mauley to
Shiftman, Friday evening,
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ilartshornof Have
'"'k' fur";"ly of Louisville were visit-;
ing oi;i irienus in town rriday. I
Miss Mary Meisinger was taken to
tho SL Jos,'''h h"sl,,(al Ht 0n",hH tho
fore part of the week for an operation,
. large nu'imer 01 sokii ts crossed
(h, ,aUe rjvcr liril at i0.,isvillo
Sunday from Fort Crook ennmte to the
target camps at Ashland,
Mrs. Andrew Stholman left Wednes-
(,a - v for Staple-hurst to attend the wed
ding of her sister Miss Marv Winter to
Mr .1 11(111 Piilmct Atipil 1J 10llO
x, , ,,. , . , ,
I he Nebr., Girls Club met Saturday
nfternoon at the home of Dirthy Stan-
dor and reported many important facts
n"l described points of interest in
I,,,uK1;lsa "u"'y 111111 ()l' the county
s.-ai. in spue or inclement weather
of each, and are now touring in the
second district. As traveling is ardu
ous work Miss Horthy's appearance
with a luscious jello Faster eggs with
cream and choclate cake was received
with much appreciation. After lunch
the girls started with much enthusiasm
on a trip to Illair and Washington
There are several Hoc!cs of fl:-h,
reptiles and Itu-octs that never sleep
during the whole of their existence.
.Unctig fish It la positively known that
pike, salmon and t-'old fish at no time
Bleep; also that there are other mem
bers of the dsn family that tlerp only
a few minutes during the course of a
month. There are various species of
flies that never indulge In slumber,
and five Fprcloa of serpents also that
do uot sleep.
When Europe Shivered.
The winter of lsr.S was very mild
In tho I'nlted States, but particularly
severe In Kurope. For the first time
in the nineteenth century the river I'o
wan frozen over at Ferrara, permitting
for a long time the constant passage
of man and beast. Af Constantinople
snow fell constantly for 13 days. Tim
hiiow extended to Smyrna, tho adja
cent districts of Asia Minor, and the
Greek Islands were clothed In white.
The Rat as a Fighter.
Rats have been known to kill and
eat babies, and as they are not afraid
fo attack full grown men they would
probably make short work of doga
and cats when fhelr numbers were uh
great as they were In Hanielln. For
Its size the rat Is one of the fiercest
of animals and It multiplies fo rapid
ly that It Is 110 wonder 11 pot the bet
ter of the poor people of that town.
Heading makefh a full man, con
ference a ready man, arm writing an
exact man; and, therefore, if a man
write a little, he had need of a great
iiiemdry; If be co.ifer little, he had
, - ...1. . 1 i 1...
need nave a present ,, ,, ,.r
I ll.l.. I. I, ...I n.i.,.1 li.iim 111iw.ll
irilil mile, in- ii'i ii'-i-ii mm- inii.i.
cunning, 10 seem 10 Know tnai no
doih not Fu.nelH liacon.
The things that are really for thee
gravitate to ihee. You are running to
seek your friend. Let your feet run.
bill your mind need not. . . . For there
li 11 iwiu-M' uh!i h im It Is 111 von Is
In him. also, and rn.ild theref,,,-,- very
well bring yen toe.-ther. If It were for
III)' best. KllletS'in.
The Horse for Hini!
"When you have an automobile."
raid Mr. Chnj.:Jus, enlhuslasileally,
" cm d"pend on your own Intelligence
entirely. Now it's altogether differ
ent when you diive -i horse." "Yes."
answered the unassuming man, "C at's
on)' reason why 1 think maybe a Lorse
Red Cotton Bug India's Peat.
One of the most destructive bs well
as one of tin1 most offensive pests that
allllcl the planters of India l.t the red
cotton hug. The Insect 11111 been re.
ported as a cotton pest from every
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part of thi' tcuntiy. Ifs iiresenee li
delected by th)' ofTi'iish)- ahjr.
New York's Costly Plant.
Centra! park In New York city la
assessed at the valuation of $'J 1 5 000.
(ifi), not for tho purpose of taxation,
li.it so as to show tlx1 amount of real
estate value that Is exempt from
M rjht Happen.
He "Nolhillil could ever come be
tween ns, could it dear?" She -"I can't
think of a f lnule thliu. unless I should
happen to become engaued tn some
other loan h"fore ve p t married."
New Ycrk't Varied Restaurants.
New York ) iiy Ins more restaurant!!
Il an any otlu r liy in the world, and
limy D'lire.enf 1he extremes cif tho
coed and the bad. with fewer of the
middle giade than either Tails ot
TOO AFfECTIONATE FOR MAYOR-
D.gmfird Official Dislikes Being
Hugged in the Dark by Bruin.
When doting lime came In the city
hall the oilier afternoon Mayor
Charles II. French coughed Impres
sively, Indicating a proper degree of
satisfaction with the dlKiilned prog-
r' of Ills administration, closed Id
roll lop desk wli h a bang, permitted the)
messenger to adjust his overcoat ami
present Ida lint, and then trod fortti
til meet htu fallow tnvviiKtiicii miVR !
Concord (N j.) dispatch to the New
York Herald. Instead of roIur out thw
fmnt ,,,,t"' f "'e '"-v ha. however.
Mayor l ienrh took a short cut thai
led through a dark hallway past the
hack iitraneo of a theater.
While the mayor In the city hall was
throwing off the shackles of offlclul
care a wrestling bear In the theater'
was busy throwing off the shackles of
a more material nature, and as tho
mayor put on his overcoat the bear
shed Its leather collar. So It came
about that hb the mayor entered th
dark hallway at one end, the hear en
tered It at another. The mayor ha
a great respect for hears, hut till
hear had no respect at all for mayors.
In the darkness the mayor felt a
powerful detaining force laid upon hl3
"Sir." he nald. In chilly tones. "If
you have business uith me, you may
call at my ollice hi (he morning."
"Crgrr," was the unpleasantly.'
"My mini" began (he mayor, but
he stopped right there, for a furry arm
was thrown ahout his neck, and a
roiudi tongue made a demonstration,
which, If If was Intended for a kindly
salute, failed utterly of Its purpoBft
with the mayor.
go!" coinmnnded the mayor, hut
his companion showed no disposition
to yield to harsh commands. The mayor
had other resources, lie struck out so
savagely with his free hand, and wltli
such painful precision, Hint the bear,
smitten on the nose, loosed Its hob!
and fell back a step.
Content with this temporary victory,
the mayor sped anilely back over tlio
route he had Just traversed, shouting:
"Hear! Hear!" at every jump. In cor
roboration of his alarm, the bear gal
loped along behind, bound not to be 1
serted by bis new friend. Tho mayor
was the first lo reach an open door,
through which he sped just In time to
be able to close It in the face of his
The bear was led back Into captlv
lly by the theater employes.
All Ahout a Pie.
GofT, tlx1 famous London barrister,'
lias a humor peculiarly his own. Ho
looks at the woild In a half amused,
half Indulgent manner sometimes very
annoying to his friends. One day,
when In town, he dropped Into a reft
laiirant for lunch. It. was a tidy, al
though not a pretentious establish
ment. After a gonl meal he called
to the waitress and Inquired what kind
of pie she bad.
pleciiKtardpicpcac hple-atidHira whe r r y
shortcake," the young woman repeated
"Will yon please say that again?""
he nsked, leaning a tilde forward.
The eirl went through the list at
lightning rale. "Andslravvherryshort
cake," she concluded, with emphasis.
"Would you iiilnd doing It oncer
more" he asked.
The wait i t ss looked her disgust, and'
started in a third lime, pronouncing
the words in a defiantly clear tone.
"Thank you," he remarked, when
nhe hail linlslud. "For the life of 1110
, , . ,
Hut I like?
j ( Jj(,.jp jf
It's very Intcrestlm? very.
Give me apple pie, phase, end thank
you very much." Til -lilt a.
An hit) resting feature of lelegraph
eis' cramp is that certain letters are
nearly always the stumbling' block.
The most 'fit -ipienl are "C" ami "Y"
' the Male signals used for (hew
'''""" "'' " '
"conscious" alient so common a letter
I'M "C," his case seen l'o nines a liope
less one. Aneihcr fi.im of cramp at
tacks lb)' preher of ilie message. If
takes the form oT Inability to write.
f;:st enough to Ink)' down a messa)
pi!(k!y tivmunittcd. This is easily 1111
ilorstcod when it is y 1 i inhered that a
ii'ci Ivt r often has to u I,. (in'liiuously
lo eo.lo dictation, ;.o :o speak, for
fours nt a time. The stialn is enor
mia, and leads fairly cmmi'idy to what
is piac tit ally a form of nervous break
down. Reunited Alter Mjr.y Years.
K pint s;;vs tint (ion. sickles, vet-
i.i.ni . r li fiil U:ii' Mllil lllj tl If,. iv.
1 ' .. . ., .,- ' , ..
reunited afttr 2 vtnrs of separation.
The r.tory !s that Mis. Sickles' mother,
who was an invalid, wished her to re
turn to S.;.!n niter her marriage ami
iclde wild It. Mrs. Sickles thought
she should i turn lo her moiher amf
renin In with lor till she died.- Mr.
Sickles did not agree with her and tut
ic'iise:! ! rei, nn to Spain to live. The
mtiple 'epa'a'i d. the vifo returning to
her mother, who las recently died.
Now In their old a:e the couple are
The Phononraph in China.
American rnnnaraph comiianlea do
a big liiisini ! in China. The most
famous Chinese bands and palace Bing
es are enaiied to make records. They
are brought lioni all parts of the em
pire to th" thiee tecord making ren
ters P king, Shanghiii and Hongkong.
11" re the apparatus for linking tht
muster records Is sef up and the re
cordlng done under the dlrei'lnn of art
i ex(ie;t. A reotul popular la the north
; or China seldom ts popular In th
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