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aK"KK"KK" Closing Exercise ' President Taft
of Hteh School.1 to Join M. W. A.
f-vlnl 5 in
Time U H.r. yjj.l
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enhance the pleasures of
your trip a hundred fold.
We have them in all styles
and at all prices and will
appreciate an inspection of
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La.-t Fridiy r.iijht the '0;t cla.,s hf the
Plattsmouth High School was arrayed
n all its g!ry. The stage cf tin.-' Par
rr.ele Theat-.r was nicely decorated, and
the .rrangement.s were made with the
greate-t pood taste.
Mi.-s Jo E. Hall delivered the Salu
tatory for the cIms. Hertubjtct was
"By Their Works. Ye Shall Know
Them." Her voice wua eood and her
Spokane, Wash., May 2. -O.ieers cf
, Excelsior Carr.p No. MT-J, Modern
Woodmen, are preparing elaborate
plans to initiate President Taft into the
mysteries o: the order during his stay
in Srokani' the second week in August,
wUen it is expected the chief executive
will participate at the seventeenth
se;.io:is of the National Irrigation
Congress. The honors will be confer-
Al 30 io 50 Per Cent Oil
We are now entering
our second Spring season
in the retail shoe business in Omaha. When
we started we believed it possible to give
manner pleasing, and tne way 1:1 hich reo uy a. k. laioot.neaa consUi,ssii
she handled her subject demonstrated j ed by Williams Jennings Bryan of Ne
that as a student Miss Hall was a 1 braska, United States Senator Jonathan
spler.iMil example 01 tne message sue . r. uomvtr 01 ioa, unueu ciaies sen-; . ,,. . , . . .
bore. The thought of her address ' ator Joseph W. Dailey of Texas.Speak-1 tllC I)UOllC tile DOSl SllOeS, 111 all StvlCS, lit
showed keen observation, sucn as ; er joepn cannon. 01 u.mois, 1 .01. j. - m ,.
are better prepared than ever
might have been expected from a per- W Blackman of Kansas University,
son much older than she. The lessons . Lyman Abbott editor of the Outlook,
she presented should make a lasting j and other prominent public men.
impression upon all w ho heard her, and j The ceremonies will take place in the
should bear fruit in the elevation of i state armory with from 5,0'W to 6.C00
their lives. I members in atterdur.ee. A ba-.quet, at
The class Valedictory was delivered 1 chich President Taft will speak, is to
by Miss Helen M. Je3s, her subject be- follow. The band connected with ' the
ing "Circles." She too, showed her- Fighting Third" regiment infantry, or
seif master of her subject. Her pre- gar.ized in 1702 and at one time com
sentation of the theme was charming manded by "Mad Anthony Wayne", to
from first to last, ar.d showed thab her j be stationed at Fort George Wright,
stud int life had not been in vain. If thrae ir.ilo3 'northwest of Spokane, this
the other members of the class of '09 summer, will- furnish music for the
were as good students as these" two! occasion and representative members of
young ladies demonstrated to the cudi- j the order from all parts of America
ence thev must have been, we rrediet , will be here to greet the nation'? chief
McConihic Post and W. R. C pay
Tribute to Memory of
At ten o'clock Saturday morning the
'members of McConihie Post No. 45
rxfl Army of the Republic, and the
menibersof the Woman's Relief Corps
.No. tn, asoembled at the G. A. R. hall,
where a large collection of flowers had
toeon gathered. Three large carry-alls
and several buggies had been provided
fur the purpose of taking the members
tji the cemetery, wheie they decorated
the graves of the patriotic dead and
''their widows. ,
fln the afternoon at 2:.'W a large crowd
as--smbled in the Parmclo theater,
wtiere toe Memorial exercises were
i-!;13. Rev. Luther Moore, of the
N2mHtian church offered up a very elo
quent and patriotic prayer, full of sub
Jirae petitions for the welfare of the
ijorvivorsof the Civil war and their
faithful wives and widows, and for the
fall realization on the part of every
citixen his duties and responsibilities
ia times of peace.
"Mis. J. W. Gamble sang "Star
Spangled Banner" in her usual impres
sive nitnner so pleasing to the whole
audience. The young men's quartette,
dlcn Scott, Clarence Staats, George
Falter and Jennings Sciver then ren
dered "Tenting Tonight" in such a
way as to charm tho audience.
Coanty Attorney W. C. Ramsey then
Ifave the address of the day. He rex-counted
the great work accomplished
by th Union soldiers, their hardships
-and fuflTerings, and how as a result of
their sacrifices wo today enjoy the
greatest nation on earth.
Prof. H. S. Austin Bang "Decora
tion Day." As he, sang the whole
aniience seemed to feel the importance
if the day 'and the solemnity of a
aicrooriid Day, and tho spirit in which
Decoration Day should bo observed.
A duet was then rendered by Mrs.
K. H. Wescott and Mrs. Mae Morgan
which was a fitting conclusion for the
aeificcs of the day.
that in a few years the 'OD class will
have made its influence felt for good in
the world. '.
The music for the occasion was of a
when he takes the Woodmen's oath.
Another important matter, which, by
happy coincidence, comes with the op
ening of the meeting of tho irrigation-
this spring to show you what you want at a
great saving for yourself.
v Ladies' Oxfords that retail every where at
5.00 and 4.00, in all leathers, styles and
lasts, at Alexander's
i Open Until
' 6:30 P. M.
Gth Floor Paxton
A part of Senator Burkett'a speech
for free lumber, from the Congressional
Record of May 21, 1C09.
in maxing a tariit bill we must con
sider the best interests of the greatest
number of people.of this country. In
my opinion it is of more importance to
the people, it will build up mere indus
tries, and it will enable the people to
support more industries, if they can
hnve their lumber cheaper. I am one
of those who believe that by putting
lumber on the free list it will
reduce the price of lumber to the
consumers in this country, and if
it does I am here to ask the que3
tioa which I asked the Senator from
Washington several days ago, when he
was making his speech: If it will not
reduce the price of lumber, why are the
people representing those states where
in lumber is located so much concerned
about the proposition to reduce the
In making this bill of 1909 we ought
at least to bring it up to 1909. When
we put logs on the free list, and that
was a good many years ago, it might
have been possible to float them down
the river. But conditions have chang
ed since that time. When the timber
got farther back from the streams they
had to manufacture it to meet tho re
quirments of the transportation facili
ties. It was quite natural under the
protective theory that the rate on finish
ed lumber should be higher than on
rough lumber. But today we have
gotten as far away from the rough
lumber as we are from the log proposi
tion. You cannot buy a stick of rouitn
lumber today in the retail yards of the
Mississippi Valley, and that condition
has prevailed for ten years. Why? Be
cause the lumber manufacturers have
found that it is more profitable to
handle linished lumber than rough
lumber. They have found that they
can save more in freight rates than it
costs to finish it. So when you reduce
the rate on rough lumber and leave a
dilTerential on tinsihed lumber is not of
any importance in the lumber which
controversy. In my opinion this differ
ential on lumber is simply a humbug.
very high quality, and wo regret .that ists and experts in fore ;try.deep water j
our space will not permit a more ex-! way?, good roads and honiehuildir.j and j
tended notice. the visit of President Taft, is the begin-.
Hon. William J. Bryan was then in- i ning of the drawings on August 9, for
troduced anl delivered the class ad- j more than 700,000 acres of lands in ihe
dress from the subject "The Price of a I Spokane, Coeur d'Aler.e and Flathead
Soul." It containid some wholesome j reservations. The registration officers
advice to the young people, ar.d was will be in Spokane.Coeurd'Alene. Idaho,
DEPARTMENT IN CONNECTION.
delivered in the u.sual Chautauqua I
stylo of oratory, as mastered by Mr.
Bryan. Nothing rew was presented in
the address, but what was said wan in
a pleasing way, with those sparkling
gems in words with which Mr. Bryan
has been able to charm vast audiences
the world round.
At the conclusion of Mr. Bryan's ad
dress, Mr. J. M. Roberts, in a few well
chosen words presented the diplomas
to the class. The following is a list of
the names of the graduates:
Ethel J. Bently. Marie B. Bookrr.cy
er, Grace O. Dalton, Marie K. Fitz
gerald, Jo '.E. Hall, Mabel B. Kiser,
Helen L. Kline, Anna L. Kopia, Ethel
M. Ledya, Muriel M. Mulli3, Marie II.
Hiber, Helen M. Jess, Netty M. Jir-
ousck, Jennie E. Johnson, Id M. John
son, Ellen C. Pollock, Alice E. Root,
Wilhelmina M. Thierolf, Clara II . Wohl
farth, Clarence L. Beal, Carl E. Smith.
John D. Henrich, Will A. Shopp and
and Kalipell and Mioula, Mont.
Best Method Of
By Alvin Keyser, Professor of
Soil.-5, University of Nebraska.
eastern Nebraska which is known as
the glacial drift, land that is deficient
in lime and the application of ground
lime stone to the surface, at the rate
of a tn per acre, might materially in
crease the growth of alfalfa Under
these circumstances u catch is almost
sure to be obtained where it would be
otherwise impossible unlcs liberal
dressings of manure are used.
SSED BEO:-After the land has been
pat into the proper condition, as indi-
tted above, the most essential thing
eaten aoove, me .most essential uuhk i
m;tside of good seed is the preparation
the fight with weeds that endangers
the success of spring seeding, and the
following year fair crops will be har
vested. This fall or August seeding
can be done almost anywhere
east of Holdrege except in those sea
sons when severe fall drouth prevents.
Where alfalfa is seeded in Augustaftf r
wheat or oats, the stubble land should
be thoroughly disked immediately after
the binder and plowed as early in July
as possible, and the plowing should be
worked down with the disk and snike-
A wy pleasant farewell party was
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E,
IL Wescott, Thursday evening in honor
of Mu Genevieve Howard, and Prof,
Fartwell For Mis Hartwlck.
At the home of Miss Teresa Droege,
Thursday afternoon, a farewell party
was given in honor cf Miss Irene Hart
wick, who is to leave shortly for Chica-
A Big Gain
"Putting on again af pounds per
head in a six months' feed is doing
pretty well," eaid C. S. Newlon, a
prosperous farmer and feeder of Weep
ing Water, who marketed twenty htad
of l,fj3G pound beeves yesterday. When
I bought these cattle last fall they
weighed just a little over 1.000 pounds.
I ran them in stalks about a month and
put them up November 20. They have
had a straight diet of corn ar.d alfalfa
since then ar.d I find that is the diet
that makes good cattle. It seems to be
a perfectly balanced ration and as Ne
braska can beat the world at raising
corn and aifalfa. I see no reason why
this state should not stand in tho front
rank as a beef producer. There is very
little old corn to be had in my neighboi
hood and it is selling at CG 1-2 to 67c.
This means that the acerago planted
to corn will be usually large and as' the
season and conditions have been very
favorable so far, we ought to have a
hig yield. Exchange.
W r. n,wA-. KntK f m :f.. .:!, ;8- 1 He afternoon was spent in the
jfl,,,,,! i most pleasant.manner and social amuse
Those present included the following; ,nicni- uroege iaa arranged a
Mr. ?d Mrs. C. S. Johnson, and E. H. ' 8l,lemlul nd delicious three course
.vtt. Mrs. Bertha Todd. Mi,,. ! luncheon, which was elegantly served
ZebuTuey, Genevieve Howard, Etha
CraUlI, Leona Brady, Messrs. Clyde
-A&uiuim, W. C. Brooke, D. C. York
wjI KobL Hayes.
fee ua for sale bills.
i at five o'clock.
1 inose present ana attending were
Misses Hartwick, Anna Wohlfarth,
Mary Maguire.IIulda Goos.Julia Janda,
Mary McElroy, Clara Goos, Margaret
Goos, and Teresa Droege.
You know the session for tornadoes is rapidly approaching.
We hope it wont catch you but it mav. Anyway you'll feel bet
ter after you've taken out that TOkNADO POLICY you have
been thinking about and putting off. Call on
J. E. BARWICK.
Insurance, City Real Estate and South Dakota, North Da
kota, Missouri, Trxaa Farms.
I have acquired the agencies of the following Insurance Com
panies formerly represented by Thomas Pollock:
The Home, Liverpool London & Globs, Sprint;fisld F. & M.,
Inscrancs Company of North America, Franklin Firs. Firs of
William J. Bryan was entertained
Friday evening at the home of Dr.i and
Mrs. E. D. Cummins.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. T.
II. Pollock died Friday afternoon.
Edith Lillian was about ten weeks old.
The services were held at the home
Sunday afternoon. The family have
the sympathy of their many friends.
Morgan Waybright of Los Angeles,
Cal., has returned to this city and is
the guest of Judge and Mrs. A. J. Bee
son. We are glad to sec Mr. Waybright
again on the streets. He is one of our
best citizens and numbered among the
friends of the News-Herald.
Rev. A. A. Randall, pastor of the
M. E. church in this city, delivered the
Memorial Day address at Weeping
Water on Saturday... His address was
one of the best ever delivered in that
city. Dr. Randall is one of the most
scholarly men in eastern Nebraska.
Attorney A. P. Moran, of Nebraska
City, was in the city on business at
the district court, Saturday. He paid
us a pleasant visit and subscribed for
the News-Herald. Mr. Moran is a
fine gentleman and one of the leading
members of the Otoe county bar. You
are always welcome in our sanctum,
when in the city.
Son.-It has frequently been claimed
that a'.falf required certain specific
types of soil in order to successfully
produce the crop. It v.-a3 formerly
said that sand or sandy loam soil
were the only ones fit to grow alfalfa.
It has been found, however, by long
experience that alfalfa will grow and
thrive on nearly all well drained soil".
The only tvpts of soil upon which al
falfa does not do well a'e those soils
which are merely poor eand and the
moit extreme types of clay soil and
hardpan. Alfalfa has been grown suc
cessfully on ail other types of soil
where proper precautior.3 were taker..
The precautions whlc'i are necessary
vary in different localities to a marked
degree. In the dry uplands of central
Nebraska the rich black soil produces
alfalfa abundantly without anj special
treatment other than gord preparation
of the seed bed ar.d good seed. Land
which has been cropped for a great
many years to corn or other grains
without manures often produces poor
crops of alfalfa, and it is often difficult
to obtain a stand of alfalfa upon such
soils. Such land can be brought back
into condition so that it will prod-ce al
falfa abundantly, if it is given a light
dressing of stable manure, say S to 10
loads tc the acre, bomctimes the con
dition of the land can be restored by
tne growtn ot a green manure crop,
such as rye, that is plowed under and
allowed to rot in the soil. Alfalfa will
not grow nor do well in any soil (ex
cept where it is heavily manured) un
less it is supplied with the proper kind
of bacteria inoculation. This is neces
sary because of the fact that the inoc
ulation which produced the nodules or
tubercles on the roots of the crop is
necessary for the alfalfa plant in order
that it may gather its own nitrogen
food supply. Nearly all alfalfa Eeed
will carry a small amount of this inoc
ulation and where the land is in excel
lent shape or condition it is not usually
necessary to apply the inoculation arti-
fically, as the inoculation carried by
the seed will usually establish inocu
lation in tne crop, Dut many soils in
many places are not in perfect condi
tion, and the seed under these circum
stances does not carry sufficient inocu
lation to enable the crop to grow.
Where this is the case, it is probably
best to inoculate the land by applying
soil from an old well established field
of alfalfa. About 100 pounds of such
soil to the acre will supply sufficient in
oculation to thoroughly inoculate the
entire crop. There are many place3 in
the state of Nebraska where alfalfa
was an absolute failure until farmers
took to inoculating their land prior to
seeding, and this remained true until
alfalfa was grown by practically all
the farmers in the locality. Very little
of the land in eastern or southeastern
Nebraska is Inoculated naturally and
farmers have found it essential to ma
nure the land before seeding to alfalfa
in order to get a catch. Where this
has been done almost universal success
has followed their efforts. There is
considerable land in eastern and south
tooth to a good seed bed as indicated
ii in At rt'1 it iti . .
o!. a proper seed tiea ior me crop. ir.e ; auove. Airaiia seeded on land t,re-
m:ed bed for alfalfa is best prepared i pared in this way by the middle of Au
( except on very sandy land) by plowing"! g-jst will slmost certainly make a
the land deeply and thoroughly. The stand. The use of the land is not lost
plow should be followed tho same half j fur a season and the disagreeable weed
day with the disc harrow and spike cutting work is entirely done with.
tooth harrow, ar.d worked until the
subsurface has been thoroughly com-
Where good seed is used, 15 to 20
pounds per acre will insure a perfect
pacted and the surface well fined. With stand. The seed should be sown broad
the seed bed prepared in this way cast and harrowed in with a spike
upon soil in proper alfalfa conditions, tooth harrow.
one is always sure to obtain a stand of It may be said then, that the e3sen
alfalfa wherever alfalfa may be sue-. tials for successful alfalfa growing are
cessfully grown. ' good soil in proper condition for alfalfa
Seed! Seed produced in the region j production, thorough preparation of
where the alfalfa is to be sown, or at
least as far north, $nd that grown on
the upland will give the best results.
Alfalfa seed produced under irrigation
does not do as well under our conditions
as that produced without irrigation.
Seed which is imported from a more
southern climate is likely to suffer from
vs inter killing.
Time of seeding: Alfalfa may be
sown from April to September, but as j
a rule that which is seeded fiom the j
first of August to the first of Septem-1
ber will (rive the best stand with the I
least amount of labor, with the least
loss of time and money in the use of
the land. Where alfalfa is sown in the
spring it is necessary to mow it fre
quently during the summer in order to
prevent the weeds killing it out. . As a
consequence no crop is produced the
first year, except in the most propi
tious years. Where the alfalfa is sown
in August, nowever, it may toiiow
small grain crops ar.d thus the use of
the land is not lost for one season. Al
falfa seeded in the fall does not have
seed bed, good seed sown at the most
New B. & M.
The complete schedule of trair.3 pas
sing through and stopping in the city
is as fobows:
No. 13-0maha and Lincoln 8:03 a. m.
No. C3-Louisville, Ashland
and Lincoln 3:22 p. ni.
No. 23 -Omaha & Lincoln 6:13 p. m.
No. 10 -Chicago and East.
No. fi Chicago and East . .
No. 4 Local Iowa points
No. 'J2-Pacific Junction..
No. 2 Chicago and East .
No. 20-Omaha via Pacific
Junction 2:40 p. m.
No. 2G-From Omaha 4:00 p. m.
No. 14-From Omaha 9:23 p. m.
. 3:02 a. m.
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,.9:4o a. m.
..1:12 p. m.
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In George Washington's Time
There was no talk of adulteration and grocery stores
sold only staples-table delicacies were few and far
between. Well, this store for one is old fashioned as
to its ideas of purity, new style in that it has on hand
the best of everyihing for the table brought from the
marts of the world. We would like to name you
among our patrons.
H. M. SOENNICHSEN.
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