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PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, MAY 21, 110!
VOL. XLVI NO. II
Const liJfcUd Jan. 1. 133
It id now a dozen years since the
Rood roads campaign was begun; per
haps .in r.o other particular has our
country been so far behind the, rest of
t.ho civilized world as in the matter of
highways, especially in the country dis
tricts. Started by the popularity of
the bicycle, this 'movement has been
helped powerfully by the increase in
the use of motorcars. The only bure
way to insure success is in educating
the mass of the people, and this may
be said now to have been accomplished,
since the farmer is a3 fully awake to
the necessity of good roads as the city
dweller, and the question of expense
has now become the most important
one. In this matter we may probably
take a lesson from the Old World.
With our American readiness for doing
things on a large scale, when roads
were laid out we took a generou3 width
of land for them. Of course a wide
grar.3 strip on each side of a well-kept
street, with shade trees properly cared
for, is a thing of beauty, but huw often
is this realized? Instead the average
rountry road is a poorly built and poor
ly kept affair.
As regards the trees, there aiv now
rr.a:,y local improvement societies that
are bettering their condition, but it is
ton great a financial burden to cure for
mast roadsides as they should be kept.
J n France and Germany, where the
traffic is immensely greater than in
this country, a road width of 60 feet is
found ample; our roads are more than
twice as wide. This extra wid'.h uu
ally serves as a nursery for weeds,
whose seeds are blown into the fields
on both sides. In ten western states
the figures show that there was TO.OuO
miles of road with an average width of
fifi feet; if they were reduced to 38 feet
it would restore to productive use land
woith $30,000,000; interest outhis sum
would yield $12,000,000 a year, which
would in a few years give these states
a road system the finest in the world.
Figuresare not at rwnd for Now. Eng
land, but the same would undoubtedly
hold true. Boston Globe.
Notice to Contractors.
Didj will le received at the oflice of
the County Clerk of Ca County, nt
Plattsmouth, Nebraska, up to r.oon of
Saturday, June 12, l'.nn). for one Fifty
(",0) foot reinforced concrete arch,
located about four t$) miles weft of
Myr.ard Cass County, Nebraska, and
one Fifty (50) foot reinforced concrete
arch locate! one-half (!) mile east of
Elmwood, Cas county, Nebraska.
Specifications nay be seen at the
County Clerk's office. Didders may also
bid on their own plans and specifica
tions. Bids required on each job separate
and each bid must be accompanied by a
certified check in the sum of $o00 made
payable to the County Clerk.
Bids w ill be opened June 15, 19.
W. E. ROSENCRANS,
10-S County Clerk.
How We Get
Pure Food Law.
I have had about iwer.ty years of ex
' perience feeding alfalfa, and have never
j mi-r:ed gettirg a stand even in the
1 drio.-t sea-or.s. Mv experience is that
you must have the ground in unc mm
and well packed. My way of seeding
for spring sowing is to disc the ground
thoroughly, then harrow and plow shal
low. Follow with the harrow and if
. soil is dry use a heavy float. When
j through plowing, harrow until the sur
face is thoroughly pulverized and sow
j one and one-fourth bu.-hcls of barley
! or oats-barley prefe rred-either with
jdri'.l or broadcast, then harrow the
ground again. Now, take a hddle bow
or any broadcast seeder and sow twen
ty pounds of alfalfa seed to the acre.
Give a light harrowing. Your field is
row as fine as a garden and not only
that but you have a seed bed that will
hold moisture for thp making of the
nurse crop. George M. Wallace.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Anderson return
ed Friday from their visit to Seattle,
Wash., "where they spent several
weeks. They were well pleased with
their trip ar.d.ure enthusiastic in their
praise of the country and enterprise of
The people of this country were eat
ing poisoned food. The president, the
secretary and the treasurer met, dis
cussed the matter and the I'ure Food
association greatly to be sniffed at by
the entrenched forces of culinary pois
on, began its work It had no money.
It had r.o newspapers. Newspapers
and magazines ten years ago were tak
ing millions of dollars in advertising
from manufacturers of improper foods.
But the pure food shows began to ap
pear in American cities and towns just
as the tuberculosis exhibit is moving
over the country today. The people
learned the truth. The wholesale Gro
cers' association took up the fight, and
in spite of all the money behind the
manufacturers of the adulturated and
poisoned food, the pure food and drug
act passed Congress and became a law.
The sacrifice of hundreds of men and
women who were willing to give their
time, their service and their names to
the cause of pure food for the masses
wa3 more potent than all the legisla
tive machinery, all the lobby of retail
ers, all the Hood of telegrams from
growers and all the forces of selfishness.
The will of tb.2 late Henry LehnhotT
was filed for probate in county court
yesterday afternoon. To his widow he
left $.",000 in cash and a life estate in
210 acres of land in Cass county. Of
this land 100 acres is to go to the boii,
William, and eighty acres to the daugh
ter, Minnie, upon the death of their
mother. Minnie is also to receive all
of the personal property and William
is to pay to his sister, Julia Frampton,
?S')0: to his brother, Henry, $500 and
to the surviving children of a deceased
sister Emma, $300. No inventory of
thspersor.sl property tuu been filed.
High Quality Clothes and Your
Money's Worth is Our Policy
Department stores in large cities advertise suits
at $15 and say they are "made to sell for and ac
tually worth $20.00 to $25.00." This is a misrepresen
tation on its face. Don't be deceived.
They offer suits at $11.95 and say "not one of
them worth less than $15.00 and up to $20.00." Will
you be deceived by such bare faced deception?
dc will sell you a suit for $10.00 even
money that we dare say is in every way equal to the
so-called $15 or $20 suits which they sell at $11.95.
These suits were just received by express. 30 days
ago the cloth was in the mill. They are made with
fancy cuffs, fancy flaps, peg trousers and all the mod
ern improvements. The material is a new shade of
green, very stylish.
They offer suits at $7.00 and say they "should sell at $10.00, 12.50 and
$15.00;" you know this is a false statement. They think you are an "easy mark."
OIc actually sell suits at $5X0 which we challenge comparison
with their 7.00 suits. Our clothing is worth every cent you pay for it. We
don't try to deceive you.
We guarantee every suit we sell to be exactly as we represent it to be or
WE REFUND YOUR MONEY. Our Quality line ranges from 20 to
$35 and is equal to the best custom tailors.
We Challenge Comparison ol Goods and Prices. We Save You Money
C. jE, Weseott's Sons
Where Quality Counts."
The Germany Reichstag passed the
first reading on May 1, f the bill
granting an increase of $12",0O0 in the ;
annual imperial subsidy to the North j
German Lloyd Steamship Company for
the establishment of a 4-weekly service
between the German protectorate of
New Guinea, Japan and Australia.
The under secretary of state eiuotcd
statistics to show that the development
of the new mail steamship lines had
given very satisfactory results since
18S6. The total tonnage on the East
Asian and Australian lines of the North
German Lloyd had risen from 83,417 in
1S88 to 2X3.S33 in lODfi, the total value
of tho cargoes from 74,500,00) marks
(1 mark equals 23.S cents) to 3i!),000,
000 marks, exports of merchandise from
33.00'),ooo to l.rG,.r)00,000 marks, and the
number of passengers carried from 12,
253 to 33.0IS. The exports to China
hak increased in value from 24,200,000
marks in IS.) to (il, 100,000 marks in
li07; those to Japan from IS, 500,000
marks to 102,000,000 marks in the same
lime, it i in iihbu iu iiimiuita uuni 4.1,
000,000 to 07,100,000.
The subsidizing of the company had
thus, according to tho under secretary
of state, being highly advantageous to
Germany. lie said, however, that the
lines from New Guinea, Australia, and
Japan could not be maintained without
the increase in the subsidy. Daily Con
Advertised Letter List.
Remaining uncalled for in the post
office at Plattsmouth, Neb., May 24,
Mrs. Chas. Farrell, Messrs C. Car
penter, Oscar Sampson and I). M.
These letters will be sent to the dead
letter office June 7, l!H'.t, if not
delivered before. In calling for the
above please say "advertised" giving
date of list. c II. Smith, P. M.
Everyone is invited to attend the ice
cream and box social to be given on the
lawn of Watson Long, Saturday, May
2!, by the Ladies Aid Society of Eight
Mile Grove church.
E. W. Pitman of Shelby, la., pur
chased a number of thoroughbred Red
Tolled cattle from Wendell Heil Thurs
day. Mr. Heil has a very fine herd.
STItAYED-Ilrown horse, bob-tailed,
white around nose. Has halter on.
Last seer, going south. Phone in
formation to Pete Hansen, No 331.
The Ladies Aid Society of Eight Mile
Grove church will give an ice cream
and box social on the lawn of Watson
Long, Saturday, May 2i. Everyone
W, H. Stewart, of Wymore, Neb.,
wa tile guest of W. H. Newell several
days last week.
J. F. C e nent, a brother of R. W.
Clement of this city has recently been
promoted to the position of General
Superintendent of the Chesapeake &
Ohio railroad with headquarters nt
Richmond, Va. A few years ago he
was a lad on the afreets of this city.
He had no "pull," but has demonstrat
ed what a young man with energy, de
termination, and application to busi
ness can do. Young man take a lesson
from J. F. Clement, do not idle away
Nebraska City, Neb., May 22. -Mrs.
Maud Moran, wife of William F. Moran
one of the leading attorneys of this
city, created a sensation here by filing
a petition in the district court praying
for a divorce from her husband on the
grounds of cruelty. She retained a
Lincoln firm of attorneys to bring the
suit. Mrs. Moran is a daughter of W.
T. Canada, claim anient for the- Unioii
Pacific railway. -Lincoln Journal.
To Attend National Irrigation,
Congress to be Hekl in Spo
kane. W. J. Furse, private secretary to
Governor Shallenbarger, announces in
a letter to R. Insinger, chairman of tho
board of control of the National irriga
tion congress that the following dele
gates have been appointed to represent
the state of Nebraska at the seven
teenth sessions in Spokane, August 9
I). Clem Deaver, Henry T. Clark and
E. A. CuJahy, Omaha; W. S. Lorlan,
McOook; Grant L. Shumway, Scotta
Bluffs; A. M. Morrisey, Valentine;
Charles Coffee, Chadron; James B. Mo
Donald andJ. G. Dealer, North Platte;
Adna Dobson, Lincoln; C. A. Edwanta,
Kearney; H. O. Smith, Lexington;
Page T. Francis, Crawford; M. B.
Smith, Bridgeport and W. A. Sharp
"The delegates from Nebraska will
come among friends on their arrival in
Spokane," says Mr. Insinger. "Many
of them are well known to our people
through trade and other relations, and
they will meet some of their fomer ac
quaintances who are now residents of
the Inland Empire and other parts of
"It may be a bit of news for theNe
braskans to know that we shall have
United States Senator Jonathan P.
Dolliver, of Iowa, with us at one or
more sessions of the congress, also that
Mayor A. L. Fugard, of Pueblo, Colo.,
U arranging to bring a party occupying
a special train to Spokane to capture
the 1910 congress for his city.
"Another distinguished visitor will bo
Professor Liberty Hyde Bailey, direct
or of the college of Agriculture of Cor
nell University, who headed President
Roosevelt's farm life commission last
year. We also have reasons to believe
that President T,af t and , several mem
bers of his cabinet will be attendants."
Books For Commencement
Make the most appropriate gifts. Full and large
assortment of latest ideas in Commencement Books
at Herold's Book and Stationery store. Every
graduate will want one.
"The Girl Graduate" Her own book designed by
Louis Perrett and Sarah K. Smith boxed with
pages for class colors,class yells,motto,class photos,
class autograghs, class officers, teachers, class
prophecy, her invitations, social events, press
notices, her gowns, her presents, and etc.
"My Commencement" by A. M. Chase, with bord
ers in two colors, contents similar to the first men
tioned book, neatly boxed.
"My Graduation:" School Girl's Memory Book
by Marion L. Peabody, with Border Design and
selection on every page.
"My High School Days" a Memory Book with
illustrations. "Dont's for Boys." or Errors of Con
duct Corrected by an Old Boy. "Dont's for Girls,"
A Manual of mistakes by Minna Thomas Antrim.
"When Good Follows Sit Together," a book for
Boys printed in two colors. "Girls I have met" ar
ranged by A. F. with Frontispiece by Louis L.
Heustis. "The Beauties of Friendship" by Samuel
Frances Woolard. Graduate Edition of Literary
Masterpieces. Dainty Small Gift Book. All latest
roopular novels. Henty and Alger books for boys
and etc. We guarantee to duplicate Omaha prices
on all gifts books and in most instances sell for less.