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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBKASK.A, M()N DAY, JUXE 'J1,l!0'
VOL. XL VI NO. 19
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A Silver Anniversary
WEEPING WATER. Neb., June IS.
-In the Congregational church of this
place occurred the silver anniversary of
the club Zetetic. "Zetetic" was the
rlnl in the state and
was organized ten vears prior to the
state federation. The organization was
due to the efforts of Mrs. Laura M.
Woodford, who, with four other women
met at one of the homes June 14, 1S83,
to plan for something to stimulate
thought, awaken latent ideas and bring
out dormant faculties-in brief, to keep
in touch with the world at large.
The charter members follow:
Mrs. Laura Woodford of Weeping
Mrs. Lena Chase of Texas.
Mrs. Elizabeth Travis of Plattsmouth.
Mrs. Ida Ingersol of Weeping Water.
Mrs. Frankie Miller of Minnesota.
Their work lived and at the close of
a quarter of a century the Zetetic club
lives harmoniously in itself, and is an
assured factor in the life of this place.
The membership is limited to twenty
two members. The roster shows there
had been an enrollment of sixty-nine
during the club's life, thirty-nine mem
bers hauing removed from the city.
The banquet was presided over by
Mrs. J. H. Andreas, president of the
club. Letters bearing postmarks rang
ing from the eastern to the western
coast were read. One came from Ber
Mrs. Woodford, as toastmistress,
gave a sketch of the club's early days.
Mrs. H. D. Travis of I'lattsmouth
spoke brifly on "The Old Days." The
next toast, "The Man of the Hour,"
was responded to by Judge H. D. Tra
vis of Plattsmouth. He humorously de
picted the trials of a club woman's
husband. "The Other Fellow" was re-
spandtd to by'Professor Corbin of the
Weeping Water academy.
Mrs. Ambler of the club closed by a
response to "Our Guests." Lincoln
Visit Masonic Home.
The following ladies, members of the
Eastern Star, came in on No. 4 Satur
day morning and were visitors at the
Masonic Home. Mesdamcs C. E.
Stanley, A. G. Brooks. S. J. McDill,
Geo. R. Chatburn, Ellen E. Dobson,
Lincoln; T. J. Pickett, Lola Carlisle,
Wahoo; Anna E. Jones, Havelock;
Susie Matthews, Dalphena Chapmen,
Pattie Vaughn, Blanch Tyler, Pertherina
Kellcy, Margaret Covey, Lincoln, and
Messrs. Frank H. Young and A. G.
Brooks of Lincoln.
Chas. Parmele drove the ladies to
and from the home in his three over
land touring cars, and everything pos
sible was done to make the visit of
these excellent ladies enjoyable, by the
management of the home and its
Buys New Engine.
John Bashman a prominent farmer in
the vicinity of Mynard has justly re
cently purchased a Gasoline engine for
use on his farm. The engine was de
livered to him Friday by Aug. Gorder
and will be put in readiness for work
by Thomas Shirley of Minden, Nebr.,
who is an expert in that line.
John's new engine is made by the
International Harvester Co., and is one
horse power. He will use it to pump
his water, run his cream separator,
washing machine, and feed grinder. A
great many Cass County farmers are
using gasoline engines for such work
Henry Eikenberry and Stephen Wiles,
two wealthy farmers living a few miles
south of Plattsmouth, were business
visitors in the city Friday.
It will take you about forty seconds
to cut out this ad. Do this and bring it to
our store and we will pay you well for it
pay you better than raising corn at $1
per bushel, or alfalfa at $20 per ton, and
that is going some. The glorious Fourth
is close at hand and you will probably
want a suit of clothes for that occasion.
We want to find out what our advertis
ing is doing for us, so if you will bring
this ad with you when you call for the
clothes, if the purchase amounts to from
$10 to $15 we will present you with a
box of guaranteed sox. If your clothes
cost from $15 to $20 we will present you
with a $2.50 hat, and if you buy a better
suit the hat will be worth $3.00. All
goods are marked in plain figures, and
this ad means just what it says.
"Where Quality Counts."
for Miss Dovey
Some twenty-five guests were enter-
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laineu ui me I'leusum iiuiuc ui una. . ,
S. Austin, Friday ufternoon at a linen
shower in honor of Eila Margaret
Dovey, whose marriage to Mr. George
Falter is announced, the welding to
take place in July.
The event proved a very pleasant
surprise to Miss Dovey and she hugely
enjoyed the mock wedding ceremony,
which was carried out in full detail for
the express purpose of coaching the
bride to be. Miss Catherine Dovey
took the part of the bride, while Miss
Marie Donnelly was fine in her inter
pretation of how the groom should act.
The ceremony was performed by Mrs.
Wm. Baird, according to the ritual of
the church. The ring bearer was so
small it had to be carried by the grooms
man, Miss Gretchen Donnelly, ably
assisted by Miss Stanfield Jones, the
The Austin home had been artisti
cally decorated for the occasion and
the ceremony amid the pretty surround
ings had a very pleasing effect, and the
memorv of their enjoyment wilt long
linger with the guests. Many splendid
selections were given ly the A. D. D.
quartette, "Glow Worm," especially,
making a hit with the company.
There were many beautiful and
handsomely embroidered pieces of
linen showered on Miss Dovey, which
in future will call to mind the delight
ful affair. A four-course luncheon
later, which ended the
The out of town guests were : Lillian
ther Carolvn Barkalow, and
Walter Stockford of Omaha.
Investigate prices at
Grand Island Firm Gives Object
Lesson in Up-to-date
The Nkws-Herai.d is in receipt of a
copy of the Grand Island Daily Inde
pendent containing a six-page advertise
ment of S. N. Wolback & Sons, two of
the pages being in two colors. This is
probably the largest advertisement of
one firm ever printed a Nebraska paper
and cmnhasizes the fact that those
Grand Island people believe thoroughly
in the efficacy of newspaper space for
advertising purposes. The ad was
printed in two daily papers, and in a
condensed form in several weeklies.and
in addition, 12,000 bills were printed
and circulated under one cent postage.
In t communication to the manager of
the News-HehalI), the advertising
manager of this firm, who is an old
friend, and a newspaper man, says:
"All my life in newspaper work I
have been preaching to merchants to
use printers' ink -ADVERTISE. A
month ago I came here as advertising
manager for S. N. Wolbach & Sons.
I am now practicing what I preached.
We believe in advertising. Does ad
vertising pay? We know it does by the
crowds that come. Any retail store
can do the same thing and make it pay.
I think you can hold this ad up to your
advertisers as an example for them to
Grand Island is a city about twice the
size of Plattsmouth. This firm has a
store covering an area of 66x132 feet,
two floors, and for the past several
years has kept an advertising manager
on the pay roll. In the recollection of
the writer this man has invariably been
a practical newspaper man and drew
the hiehest salary in the store, the
last man receiving $1,800 per annum
It would probably be superfluous to
poipt out the moral, though it may le
said in passing that advertising rates
in Grand island are considerably in
advance of those charged for the same
service in Plattsmouth.
At St. Louis
Addresses Convention of Dele
gates of the Mississippi Val
Hon. E. M. Pollard returned home
Saturday from St. Louis where he de
livered an address before the conven
tion of the delegates of the Mississippi
Valley Congress for the conservation
of the natural resources of that section
Among other things Mr. Pollard said;
Let us take an inventory of the plant
food contained in our soils. There are
three chief elements of plant food
our soild that have a recognized market
value nitrogen, phosphorus and potas
sium. The inventory of the natural
I resources of the soil must include these
three elements of plant food. Accord
ing to a statement emanating from the
geographical survey from 2110 sam
pies of soil of the earth's crust tak
en from various parts of the United
States, there is sufficient potassium in
the first 7 inches of an acre of land to
produce K0 bushels of corn every year
for 2')9() years, providing the corn
stalks are returned to the soil. Potas
sium is one of the abundant elements of
our soil, that is apparently inexhausti
ble. While the supply of potassium is
i lmost without limit, we find that the
same is not true of nitrogen and phos
phorus. There is no more nitrogen and
phosphorus in the first 7 inches of the
acre of soil than would ue required to
produce 100 bushels of com continuous
ly for the full lifetime of one man.
Without the presence of nitrogen and
phosphoni3 in abundant quantities, it is
impossible to produce large or even
fair crops of grain.
Scientists tell us that there is enough
nitrogen in the atmosphere above every
acre of land ti) produce 100 bushels of
com a year for 700,000 years. The ag
ricultural scientist has discovered that
it is not difficult to draw upon this al
most inexhaustible supply of nitrogen
to supply plant food for the growing
crops. By the planting of legumes -clover
and alfalfa-it is possible to re
store nitrogen to the soil. While the
farmer is growing a profitable crop of
these legumes, he is at the same time
refert;l.i.ing tha soil. While alfalfa
and clover consume more nitrogen .'n
plant food than any other crop, jet n
chemical analysis of a field made just
before planting into clover and alfalfa,
and another analysis made 4 or fi years
later show that the nitrogen contents
of the soil had increased materially.
To preserve the phosphorus ele
ment of the soil is more difficult, as
there is not an inexhaustible supply
near at hand to draw from, as in the
casejof nitrogen. Leguminous crops are
rich both in nitrogen andphosphorus. In
3i tons of clover and alfalfa hay there
is as much phosphorus and 10 pounds
more nitrogen than in 100 bushels of
corn. If the crop if fed to live stock
on the farm, 1-1 of the nitrogen is tak
en up in the flesh and bones of the ani
mals and 3-4 passes off in the solid and
and liquid excrements.
Where this excrement or manure is
again returned to the field it carries not
nly nitrogen but phosphorus and pot
assium to the soil. The profligate waste
f manure throughout the (Train holt i"
ppaling. Very few farmers practice
saving the nnnure and returning it to
the soil. Agriculture as generally prac
ticed throughout this great valley robs
the soil of both nitrogen and phosphor
us and returns very little of either in
any form. The average value of a
resh ton of farm manure is $2.J.r.
There are millions upon millions of tons
of this rich farm manure going to
waste every year, which ought, by nil
means, to be returned to the soil. Un
less the farmers of the Mississippi val-
ey discontinue this practice of year
after year taking from the soil thee
valuable plant foods without ever re
plenishing it, he can expect a gradual
decline in its productiveness.
During the last 10 years there lias
been a greater awakening among the
more progressive agriculturists to the
mportance of preserving the fertility
of the soil of our farms. The United
States department of Agriculture, work
in conjunction with the agricultural ex
periment stations of the various states
of the Union has done much towards
lisseminating useful and valuable in
formation amorir the farmers of our
country. The first step in this move
mrut was found ina rotation of crops;
prior to the last 10 years it wanot,un-
con.mon for farmers to continue plant
ing the same crop year after year,
There was little If nny rotation of crops
even in cereals. I know farms in Ne
braska that had produced corn continu
ously on the same land for forty years.
It is little wonder that these farms are
being worn out. It was this system of
farming that reduced the yield of the
wheat fields of the Northwest from 30
and 40 bushels to the acre down to 10
and 15 bushels. Through the impetus
emanating from the agricultural col
leges and experiment stations farmers
have been taught and are beginning to
practice not only the rotation of grain
crops but the permitting of the land to
rest by being planted in legumes
While the average farmer does not un
derstand the scientific process through
which the soil passes in the restoration
of its fertility through a rotation o
crops with legumes, yet he is beginning
to understand that such a system
farming increases the productiveness
of his farm to a very marked degree,
The more progressive and up-to-date
farmers in the Mississippi valley are
beginning to adopt this method
farming. Not only does a rotation
legumes with grain crops increase the
fertility of the soil, but by the intro
duct ion of humus and other vegetab!
matters which retards erosion, which is
contributing greatly to the exhaustion
of the fertility of our soil. The appli
cation of farm manure aids also in the
prevention of erosion. The practice
that is common in some parts of the
great valley, of selling all of the grain
at the elevator ought to be discouraged.
i Through this system of farming very
little manure accumulates to be re
turned to the farm, no opportunity is
afforded of rotating grain crops with
legumes to preserve the fertility of the
soil. Says Professor Hopkins, of the
University of Illinois:
"A large crop of corn, 100 bushels to
the acre, will contain about 100 pounds
of nitrogen in the grain and 4S pounds
in the stalks, 17 nounds of phosphorus
in the grain and u pounds in the stalks,
l! poundi of potassium in the grain and
52 pounds in the stalks, Quite similar
j relations exist between the grain and
- , straw ot otner crops
Now, with these facts in mind, it is
plain to see that a system of farm
ing by which the grain is sold and only
the stalks and straw kept on the farm
and returned to the soil carries otr in
the grain much of the nitrogen and
phosphorus. In both of these elements :
most soils are more or less deficient, i
while the po'.a -.sium, of which the nor- j
nvil soil runtains nn almost inexhnusti-1
hie ..tiMily, enough in t ho first 7 inches'
for 1M bushels of corn per acrefor seven
teen cei'.t'XifS is I in;r!y returned in
the straw a'vl stalks."
Base Ball At
Double-Header Event 13.
Won by the Locals.
The local bunch of ball tossers added
fresh laurals to their season's work bj
getting away with both ends of tha
double header on the home diamond
last Saturday. The first game Green-,
wood vs. University Place was a farce.
After seven innings of play the score
stood 'J to 0 and the game was called
by common consent of the managers.
Craig, who twirled for Greenwood did
not have to exert himself while tha
three box men used by the visitors
were pounded right merrily.
University Place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
Greenwood 13 110 3 B-9
The second encounter in which tha
ome crew hooked up with the Mosher-
ampman Business College team of
Omaha was a real contest and kept the
rooters stirred to a high pitco until the
last man had been retired in the ninth
Greenwood scored right off the reel
Stevenson, the first man up, getting
single through third, advanced on
Howard's neat bunt and took third
when Craig was safe on an error.
'Stevey" scored and Craig advance!
when Armstrong went out at first and
Weideman brought in the second man
on his neat single. The Omaha outfit
ame back in the second and scored
three runs on two well placed hits and
an error. Neither side was able to do
anything further until the fifth when
Stevenson was safe on an error by the
short-stoo and w as again advanced by
Howard on a sacrifice. Craig then
walloped out a two-base hit over the
center fielder, "Steve" counting on
the hit. With the Kcore standing 3 to 3
and both pitchers doing their work aa
regular as clocks, it looked as if the
game might go into extra innings, but
the home boys put the result on ica
when Howard mingled in the eighth,
took second on Craig's sacr.ftj and
scored when Armstrong sent a daTidy r
single just inside third base. Travia
then passed Weideman and when the
third sucker failed to hold the short
stop's high throw of Hurlbut's ground
er, "bmiley came in. in me mean
time, Omaha had only got one man aa
far as second after the third, and the
final score stood 5 to 3. Howard and
Travis both pitched fine ball and Stev-'
enson's back-stopping for Greenwood
was a feature.
The Score. RUE
Omaha 030000000 3 3 3
Greenwood 2 0 0 7 1 0 0 i 5 6 4
Batteries, Travis and and Bellman,
Howard and Stevenson. Struck -out,
Travis 2, Howard 6. Base on balla,
Travis, 1. Two base hits, Craig and
An addition was made to the locat
string of autos last Saturday when H.
A. Leaver bought a Maxwell machine.
It is a two-cylinder car of twenty-horae
power, equipped with magnito and ia
to be furnished with a top soon. Hal
has had consiberable experieuce with
machinery and can handle his auto
The new elevator built by the Far
mers' Grain and Stock Co. was com
pleted and put into use last week.
Frank Nichols will have charge of the
office. The carpenters crew in the em
ploy of G. II. Birchard, of Lincoln, left
Monday to be gone all summer. Lester
Brittinham and Ben Howard went with
Arrangements are progressing rapid
ly for Greenwood's celebration on
July 3. 0.uite a program has been ar
ranged. The Havelock band has been
empkyed, the ball games scseduled,
and the speaker secured. That is the
proyer spirit it doesn't pay to do
things by half.
W. E. Hand, H. E. Coleman, J. E.
Weideman, D. L. Talcott, Jno. Erick
son, and L. H. Daft attended a Repub
lican Committee meeting at Elmwood
Friday, making the trip in Weideman'a
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Clore and son
Delbert of Abington, 111., are visitors
with C. E. Daft and family. They
visited with L. II. Daft and family of
this place last .Wednesdry afternoon.
Frank Nichols has bean seen walk
ing the streets this week. Upon in
quiry it found to be a case of lonesome-
ness, Ins wire being a ueu uan visitor.
N. H. Mevker and son made the trip
to Lincoln in their new Chalmers-Detroit
.1. U. Hnrr was nn Omaha and Coun
cil Bluffs visitor lust Friday.
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