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About The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911 | View Entire Issue (May 6, 1909)
Condensed statement of the condition of
The First National Bank
of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, at the close of
business, April 28th, 1909.
Imns, Discounts and Investments
U. S. Bonds and Premiums
Uankinjr house, Furniture and Fixtures..
Cash and sight exchange
Due from U. S. Treasurer
Surplus and Profits.
Wo Respectfully Solicit Your Account.
CuoKf.K E. Dovey, President. II. N. Dovey, Cashier.
F. K. Sciii.ATF.it, Vice Pres. C. G. Fiuckk, Ass't. Cashier.,
Probabilities are that Next Cong
ress will Pass Covet
. 51,500 00
. 11.3H0 70
. 10,706 7i
. ir,:i,2i 44
. 2,500 00
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Enteral t the imstoffie t I'UUKmouth, Cims
County. Nebrwku, ita ttiond-clan mail matter.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CASS COUNTY
A. L. TID1J Editor.
R. O. WATTERS Manager
I RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION
Om tw in Ad vane H.M
li Month! 76
riattsmouth No. 85 Nebraska No. 85
What we obtain too cheap we esteem
He who teaches his son no
as if he teaches him to steal.
A woman likes to have someone coax
lirr to do something she wants to do.
It is usually the things you
got that would seem to make
The increaso of the Tariff on cham
pagne and still wines "provided for in
the Senate biil seems to meet with gen
eral approval. In the Payne bill the
present Dingley rates are retained: $8
per dozen quarts of champagne and $4
per dozen pints; 40 cents a gallon on
still wines containing not above 14 per
cent of alcohol and 50 cents per gallon
where more than 14 per cent is con
tained. The Senate bill raises the rate
on champagne to $;).C0 and $4.80 per
dozen, and 45 and 00 cents per gollon
on still wines. Additional revenue of
more than $4,000,000 a year is expected
from the proposed increase.
1 he increase will be even greater
when the totally uncalled for and un
fair concessions on champagne and still
wines in the existing foreign trade
agreements shall have been abrogated.
Imported wines are luxuries absolutely.
If not n bottle or a gallon of foreign
wine were imported there would be no
lack of excellent wines to take their
place. Hut even though the Tariff on
champagne were raised to $10 instead
' of $'.).r0 per dozen there would be no
material decrease in imports, while the
TliKKE is a proper dignity and pro
portion to be observed in the per
formance of every act of life.
The truly dignified man is never
tshamed to lay aside his dignity for the
purpose of performing his duty.
The man that hews is higher than
V. n.n.t .ilintt.) Tti.i mini Hint I
uic man limb viusi. mi ..
fashions with his chisel in higher than
the man that hews. Workers differ
according to the difference in the
amount and quality of the mind power
which they put into their work. -Henry
increase of revenue would be $8,000,000
instead of $4,000,000. The "connois
seurs" who buy according to labels and
in the absence of a label could not tell
the difference between an imported and
a domestic champagne would continue
to buy the foreign fizz, whatever the
increased cost might be. The same
would be true of still wines. Domestic
growers of grapes and wines would be
to some extent the gainers by an $18
I duty on champagne and a DO cents and
$1.20 duty per gallon on still wines, for
the higher cost of the imported drinks
would cause some of our consumers to
j stop and think whether the cheacr do
mestic wines would not, after all, do
! quite as well. And they would do every
. bit as well, and even better, for the
domestic product is as a general rule
purer and sounder than the imported
article. A still greater increase in the
wine duties would be a move in the
right direction. Economist.
New Mexico covers an area of
4(!9 square miles-being larger than any
State in the Union excepting Texas,
California and Montana. Of this vast
area, amounting to 78,330, 000 acres, in
l'JOO, there were less than 250,000 acres
under cultivation, and in 1908,i there
were not less than 2.500,000 acres under
cultivation. New Mexico has within its
boundaries more than 8,000,000 acres of
timber land, or an area more than three
times that of the State of Connecticut,
and its forest reserves amount to 7,000,
The discovery that there are some
large areas which may be farmed
with profit hes led to a remarkable in
flux of northern and eastern farmers.
During the past two years, more than
45,000 homeseekers with their families
have located in New Mexico and esta
blished homes, adding aproximately
200,000 to the population. It is now
predicted that by the time the census
of 1010 is completed, it will be found
that this territory will have a popula
tion greater than that of either Dela
ware, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New
Hampshire, North Dakota, Utah,
Vermont or Wyoming.
There are upon the stock ranges not
less than 5,500,000 sheep, 1,000,000
cattle, 200,000 goats, 200,000 horses,
nriles and donkeys. From 200,000,000
to 25,0O0,(HO pounds of wool, and from
two to two and a half millions of
lambs are sold annually from the
The mineral resources are vast. It
produces 10,000,000 pounds of copper
and 4,000,000 pounds of lead annually.
Also more than $1,000,000 of zinc is
its annual production. It is also be
lieved to be rich in gold and silver.
According to recent investigations
and surveys by the geologists of the
United Statss geological survey the
New Mexico coal fields is placed at
8,531, -1(50 acres, and the tonnage is es
timated at lM, 780,000. 000 tons. The
coal lies principally in three fields, Hit
Raton coal field compiles an area of
of 870400 acres containing :!0, 805,000, 000
tons of bituminous coal, and in the San
Juan field which comprises 7,424, 0K)
acres containing 1.11,373.000,000 tons
of sub-bituminous coal princpally, and
the Cerrillos, Carthage, and other fields
comprising 240,000 acres and containing
1,600,000,000 tons of anthratic and bit
The United States Government has
thoroughly tested this coal, and a few
months ago contracted with the Woo-
ton Coal Company of Trinidad, Colo.,
for 1,260,000 tons approximately 05,000
car loads to ue delivered to the navy
department at San Francisco. The
mines of this company are along the
line of the Santa Fe railroad between
Trinidad and Las Vegas. The railroad
company have decided to double track
their line from La Junta through Las
Vegas to Albuquerque for the purpose
of handling this immense coal contract.
It is now confidently believed by the
people of New Mexico that it will be
admitted to statehood at the next re
gular session of Congress, as President
Taft has declared in favor of its admis
sion, and will so recommend in his an
nual message next December.
Ben Bcri and HariKarK
T!:e busy n an, who only bus time to
read the headlines of a newspaper,
L. .....I ... 1 ..... 1. ..1 kt.j .Mi... .U tltn
lllll-uej IIJI I'l U utu:i ii i'i iiii ii.-im.T w
tithtrday with the tea It: "Ueinarh- ,
uhle case, that. e.y H' ami you ever
hear of a Chiiii-man committing sui
cide." "I should my !t if." mid one of
the ftietuls. "Did a Chinaman commit
raiclile?" "Yes, Indeed ; fellow commit
t :1 beriberi down at Point lireeze. He
uiiH a tiuilor." "Indeed? 1 was alwuvs
i ,mder the Impression that beri-beri was
a disease, and not a method of self-tie- j
s'l urtion." "Not on your life, said the
busy one; "beriberi is one of the most
horrible forms of suicide known. At
this juncture another In the group re
marked: "Don't get beri beri confused
with hart-karl. Hari-kari is a way to
commit suicide, but beri-berl Is a trop
ical disease." "Now, there's just where
you're wrong," said the wise one.
"Hari-kari is the Japanese word for
suicide, but berl beri Is the Chinese
name." It was several hours before
they finally convinced him of his nils
Dramatic Pretest In Church.
In a Northumberland (Kng.) coast
village chapel recently the preacher
referred to Christ's fishermen dis
ciples as "rough, ignorant, uncouth
tvnes of men." "Hey. stop that, mis
ter," draniat bally interrupted a fish
erman worshiper. "Don't talk that
way about fishermen," continued the
interrupter, who went on to loudly de
clare that they were as good as those
in any other walk of life. Congrega
tion and preacher were alike so sur
prised at the incident that the man de
livered his protest unchecked. The
pastor afterwards resumed his sermon.
In the months of January, February
and March, l'.HW, there were entered at
the port of New York alone for con
sumption, imported from foreign mills, - -
12,874,224 pairs of stockings. This itn-! Colonel Bates is very much exercised
portation is of that class of goods worn i because we print an article clipped from
bv the wealthv and fashionable wonn,n I the Plattsmouth News-Herald last
. . ... , week, and seems to think the enemies
.f the large ct.es. I he new tantl bill )f natt,mouth ,lm, 8Uch attacks ,,ainty
woukl put a duty on these articles. morsels to set before the people. You
During these same three months . are wrong Colonel. We have a great
11 I - 111.. a. II' . t
A.,i,rir-.i hnainru m a were oeai oi wve ior riausmoum. w e nave
working part time only, and some of
them were working not at all.
During these same three months
many thousands of workers in Ameri
can hosiery mills were working re
duced hours or no hours at all, and re
ceiving reduced wages or no wages
a number of warm friends then, and
would like to see Plattsmouth a good
live, clean and moral town. If rot
teness is exposed, brought into the lime
light, perhaps the good people will a
wake to their condition and surppress
the gambling, houses of prostitution
efc. It is safe to say that so long as a
city administration favors such immoral
Something That Survived.
"It is my ambition," said the earnest
young man. "to write something that
will he handed down to posterity."
"Well," answered Fanner Corntos
sel, "all 1 have to say Is be careful
how you go about It. My grandfather
wrote his name to a mortgage on his
farm and It looks as If my grandchil
dren will have to ;j am ;ui stru:,'gliiis
Everything to Match.
Douglass Did Mr. Parkinson have
a nice house prepared for his grass
Hopewell A beautiful home; every
little detail was perfect. Kven the
telephone number was appropriate;
It was '"Green. King 2." The P.ell-man.
TAKES the LEAD
PARAMOUNT KNITTING CO
Just received a case
of this popular Hose.
We guarantee them to
wear better than any
hose you ever bought
at any price only 4 r
per pair 13L
A fine ribbes Hose at
the same price
The popular Ox-Blood
.Just unpacked our
new Sun Bonnets. Chil
dren's Misses and
Ladies',all colors, plain,
trimmed, 15c, 25c.
We have a full line of -Carpet Warp for
those that want to make a rag carpet this spring.
We only sell the best grade, Plattsmouth Pil
lows, Nebraska Pillows. We will have on dis
play several of these pillows already worked
and finished. You will be surprised as we
have never seen anything as nice. Each 9111
Dry Goods And Groceries,
Pearl Clarence boasts that he Is
wrapped tip in himself.
Ruby Gracious! Isn't lie afraid he
jilil catch cold?
Old Papers For Sale at This Office
Guarding Against Earthquakes.
All great crises have stimulated the
creative faculty of mankind, and
earthquakes have, of course, earned a
full share of attention. The most
original notion In this connection was
put forth by a genius who quite satis
fied himself that If houses were pro
vided with wheels or rollers they
would move about backwards and for
wards during an earthquake and es
Hollanders Heavily Taxed.
All told, a Hollander pys about 12
per cent, of his yearly Income for
taxtis. He is taxed for bis business
income, for the lnttrest he eonVctP.
on his house rent, his furniture, on
six fireplaces and all the stoves in the
house he rents or owns, on his horses,
bicycle and servants. On an Income
of $2,400 a year he pays JllHS.
Mortgage on a Cat.
A mortgage on a cat Is not
conduct, the town never will be purged
If the whole, or even the major per-: of sin ami corruption. -Weeping Water "A of. "ever. the other day
,.,,. ; there w as filed In the recorder s office
ti.nt, of the 13,000,000 imported pairs ; ivepuom.ii.
of stockings had been made in this Con.jnuovuua,.vi,(n waits be
country, not a mill would have worked 1 tween acts) will be presented at the
short time, and not a man or woman Parmele Thursday evening, May 13.
would have earned less than full wages. , The entire production to be under the ,
I.. i direction of Prof. II. S. Austion. Popu- j
Mo the wtl-todo women who are,, !
, , l;ir price. ;
putting out organized protest! and the .
a chattel mortgage the consideration
of which was $20. The property on
which the money was secured was de
scribed as a "cat called John." Co
Free-Trailers and "'.eformers" who
are attacking the proposed hosiery
schedules think we ought to be import
ing more than l.ooO.OOO pair of stock
ing a month, when so many of our own
work people tire idle?
That way lies want, poverty, busi
iiess stag-ration ami ruin.
Would it not bo better if American
workers made more of the stockings
that Americans wvar?
FOUND -On Washington avenue,,
lailies handbag, containing money
and other valuables. Owner can have
same by calling at this office and
Precautions Against Rat.
The owners of gralu godowni nnd
warehouses in Calcutta are compelled
by municipal regulation to pave with
concrete to prevent the Ingress of
rats, which, it Is believed, will aid mn
tcrlaUy In the extermination of this
active distributor of the plague germ.
E.G. DOVEY SON
Belding's Yardwide Guaranteed
SATIN IN ALL COLORS
We agree to replace without charge any BELDING-LINING-
not giving satisfactory wear.
Do you think we could afford to make this unqualified guarantee
unless we knew that the BKLDING QUALITY of satin would stand
any reasonable test? To meet the demands of this Spring's fashions,
Helding's "Yardwide" Guaranteed Satin is made up of that indispen
sible soft 'chiffon" finish and in all the fashionable shades.
Belding's "Yardwide" Guaranteed Satin, $l per yard
While the weather is "to chilly and uncomfortable to allow the stoves
to be taken down and allow the annual house cleaning to be done, you
should call in and look over our Carpets and Rugs, Linoleums and other
floor coverings which you are going to need. Select what you want and
have the carpet made up or the rug laid aside for you until you need it.
Mr. Whittier's Haymaker.
.Maud Muller was raking the hay.
"Of . imrse. I could have the hired
man do It," she explained, "but this
is what cati hes the summer board
Herewith she waved In r hand at the
No Price Limit.
If a young man develops a fir:t
class business ability he needn't ho! ti
er about a fortune. HN pvt. ft rt.r.'.
talents will find employment at :ntc
whiih Mill make the pes.M -sh n if a
fertiitie superfluous. Sa'.uubty I'wu
E. G. O0VEY . SON I
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