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Otonty. Nebraska. a second-class mail matter.
OFFICIAL PAPER OK CASS COUNTY
A. L.TIDU .. Editor.
B. 0. WAITERS.?. Manager
RITES OF SUBSCRIPTION
Dm Taw In Adranee I-H
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PlattBinouth No. 85 Nebraska No. 85
JULY 6, 1909.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the republican nomination for
Register of Deeds of Cass county, sub
ject to the pleasure of the voters at
the coming 'primaries. In asking for
this nomination I desire to call atten
tion to the fact that my services in the
office of county surveyor, while being
largely of a "thank yoj" nature, the
remuneration being insufficient fur the
support of a family, have eminently
fitted me for the duties of the office to
which I aspire, and in case I should re
ceive the nomination 1 shall use my
best endeavors to be elected, and will
give to the office my best attention.
E. E. Hilton.
rnoMi.SE little and do much.
Nothing is so liberally given as ad
vice. Tunishment comes slowly, but it
He that cannot be counselled cannot
That which we acquire with most
difficulty we retain longest.
Good works will never save you; but
you cannot be saved without them.
Is all your cutting machinery in
first class repair for the coming week?
It's a wonder that more men don't
become round shouldered from stooping
What do you think of a county offi
cial who will order $250 worth of use
That it is necessary for a man to
drink liquor daily is a theory that will
not hold water.
After having been so mad he can't
say things, a man begins to boast of
his wonderful self control.
Uncle Sam is pictured as a thin, ca
daverous looking man, but he has a
strong constitution, just the same.
Save part of your second crop of al
falfa for seed. Homegrown Beed is
the best, as you know of its purity.
Occasionally you encounter a man
who is a failure because it requires less
effort to fail than it does to win success
Mr. Taxpayer, remember you have
paid taxes in this city for street work
alone $1400 per mile during the past
live years. That is equal to 400 days
work on each mile of streets in this
city. W here has the work been done?
Who'a been getting your money? It
isn't the tariff that is robbing the tax
payers of this city. The money paid
into the city road fund has been leak
ing out in vast sums. Who is to blame?
The time is now here when in order
to advertirse to the world the wonder
ful resources of Nebraska, we must
gather epecimens of grain and grasses
lor exhibition at the State Fair, Sept.
6 to 10. In gathering these specimens
go into your field and select the very
best grain before it has fully ripened,
pull it up by the roots, wrap loosely inj
lirlap sacking so that it will cure as
nearly perfect to color as possible, and
hang it up head down in the barn or
the attic. One heavy piece of twine
.near .the butt will be sufficient to hold
it together and hang it up by. Do this
for the benefits derived from advcrti
ing your county and when your county,
society selects the man to have charge
of the exhibit, notify him that you '
have such sumplc of grain ami sec that !
you dfliver it to him at th.' proper
time. Stand up for Nebraska.
This issue of the News-Herald con
cludes ou r work as editor of this paper.
It has been just six months since we
assumed editoral charge of the paper,
during all of which time, we have tried
to be fair and impartial. We have fear
lessly stood up for and advocated de
cency, sobriety, and civic righteous
ness. We have'steadfastly maintained
it to be a fundamental rule of civilized
and christian society, that when a man
and woman wanted to live together
they should procure a license and get
married. We have maintained that
prostitution and the white slave trade
should be crushed out. We have con
tended that gambling is but a forerun
ner to more vicious crime. We hold
that cowardice in civic matters is inex
cusable in the individual cit'ren wheth
er he be preacher, lpwyer, banker, doc
tor, merchant, or workingman. Free
and righteous civic government, muni
cipal, state, and national is dependent
upon individual civic courage. We
have worked vigorously for the build
ing up of this city and county.
If you feel that our criticisms have
made sore spots on your civic character
take a treatment of the oil of decency
and the ointment of sobriety, and a
few tablets of the essence of honesty
and civic courage, and nature will do
the rest to make you a manly man or a
womanly woman. If you have not
been touched by our diagnosis and
journalistic treatment then we have
either failed to discover the ailment or
you are sound as a dollar.
We have believed it to be one of the
highest duties of the press to stand
fearlessly for moral decency and civic
righteousness, the "Runnel" to the
We have enjoyed the work to the
fulkst extent, and if we have sown
any seeds that may bear good fruit we
shall always feel that our labors have
not been in vain. Thus, we bow out to
our successor. A. L. Tiod.
GET OUT OF THE RUT.
Business men one after another have
said to the writer "What is the matter
with Plattsmouth?" We have repeat
edly asked ourselves the same question.
We have thought about it, we have
studied about it, until we have reached
a conclusion, and we now propose to
put our conclusisn in cold type. Our
conclusion is that Plattsmouth is by na
t'jrtj a beautiful city. It is surrounded
by a prosperous class of people. There
are just a few obstacles to be over
come. If there is-any thing wrong, it
is with the business men themselves,
and we count ourselves in the number
Here we'll ask this question, How
many business men in this city have
during the past ten years been con
tint to take the trade which naturally
comes to them? Are there any, who
have tried to conquer other trade, or
to bring others to the city to trade?
What would a Marshall Field do if en
gaged in the mercantile business in
Plattsmouth? Who is there among the
Plattsmouth business men today, will
ing to be the Marshall Field of this
city? Have'you got the push? If so,
we are ready to help you. You cannot
conquer other trade and gain new cus
tomers by pursuing the same methods
you have been pursuing during the
past ten years. You have tried that
method out sufficiently to convince any
sensible man. You have simply been
taking care of the trade that naturally
came to you in the same old way for a
quarter of a $ entury more or less. Are
you doing anything to induce new trade
to the city? While you have been so
wholly unconcerned about business and
clinging to the same old way gradually
business has been going to Omaha, un
til today, there are upwards of 2,500
round trips per month from Platts
mouth to Omaha. We have labored
diligently with the business men of this
city to advertise in a business way for
about six months, but they are still
clinging to the habits of a quarter of a
The NEWS-HfcRALD prefers to. adver.
tise for Plattsmouth merchants, but
we are pushing for business. We in
tend to do business we can add from
$VJ to ?7.r worth of outside advertising
per week, and it is simply and square
ly a business proposition with us. Wo
hive been gradually increasing our
business, ai;tl w o have the high unibi
tio i to or.tir.uo to d so. We know
our a ivv rtis'rp: ipace is worth mure
thin wo are asking :t the U seat lim j
Wo know that sdwrtisirg is a r.civsi-1
ty in business. How i.i it w ith you? I
Do you want any more business? i
WOULD SAVE 1-4 BILLION DOL
A team of horses strugghng a,ong a ;
'"" " v' "a,i i
a load, affords a striking object lesson
when compared to a team drawing a
heavily loaded wagon at a comfortable
trot along a stone surfaced road. This
isolated example must be multiplied by
3 million in order to obtain the cumu-
lative effect of bad roads upon traffic in
meun.iea states, xnoi less man zsu
million dollars is the useless tribute an-
nually levied upon the people of the
unite otates oy us oa roaus. in vm
a widespread inquiry mad2 by the office
of public roads indicated that the aver
age cost of hauling on roads in the
United States was twenty-five cents per
ton per mile. In YM, just ten years
later, the bureau of statistics ascer
tained from their 2,800 county corres
pondents that the average cost per ton
per mile was about twenty-three cents
and the average length of haul 9.4 miles.
This rate is exceedingly conservative,
and can be safely accepted as a basis
.Therepoit of the Interstate Com
merce Commission for a year ended
June U0, 190G, shows that the railrouls
handled more than 820 million tons of
freight originating on their respective
lines. Of this amount, agricultural,
forest and miscellaneous products con
stituted about '.12 per cent, or approxi
mately 2G5 million tons. If we assume
that 200 million tons, or less than 0
per cent of this total, was hauled over
the country roads, the cost at twenty
three cents on an average haul of 9.4
miles would be $4:12,400,000. To this
must be added the enormous tonnage
hauled from farms to canals, wharves
and docks for shipment by water. If
the cost or this hauling is placed at
only (!7i million dollars, the startling
sum of i billion annually, and this does
not include the products hauled back
and forth between farms and mill. To
meet the possible contention that M)
per cent is a high estimate of the agri
cultural, forest and miscellaneous pro
ducts hauled by wagon, attention is
called to the fact that many million
tons of mining products are hauled by
wagon, and these are not considered in
Is this cost necessary and legitimate?
The experience of France, England and
Germany affords the answer to . this
query. In those three countries, the
average cost of hauling is reported by
our consuls to be about ten cents per
mile. Leading writers on highway en
gineering state that the cost of hauling
on broken stone roads, dry and in good
order, should be eight cents per ton
per mile. When it s considered that
the roads of England, France and Ger
many are, to a large extent, surfaced
with broken stone, the consular reports
seem to be in entire agreement wjth
the engineers. If the coBt of hauling
can be reduced in the United States' to
o:ie-half the present average, or eleven
and one-half cents a ton, the resultant
saving would be 250 million dollars a
year. And, if wise and equitable road
laws and good business management
are substituted for the present anti
quated and wasteful systems, an addi
tional direct saving of 40 million dollars
in the administration of the roads will
result; so that, by the simplest possi
ble process of reasoning, it is apparent
that the people of this country have it
within their power to save themselves
290 million dollars a year in the two
items of hauling and road administra
Railroad rates were seven and one-
third cents per ton per mile in 1&T7.
Sixty-eight years of progress has re
sulted in bringing the cost of hauling
by rail to 7.8 miles in 190.r, or about
one-ninth the orginal rate. Seventy
years ago, the charge for hauling on
the old Cumberland Pike was seventeen
cents uer ton tier mile, and ihU
allowed a profit. Our railroad and
steamship rates have gone down and
our common road rates have gone up,
until it now costs the farmer 1.6 cents
more to haul a bushel of wheat 9.4
miles from his farm to a neighboring
railroad station than it does to haul it
from New York to Liverpool, a dis
tance of 3, luO miles. These Brc condi
tions which should hasten the era of
rmd buildi",-:. -Logan Walker IV.gf,
Director of U. Ptf.v of Pub!L Ko.ids
in WoiMs Wtrk.
Ac v:i eitf.fa 5 ci :.t card. Smoke un
"Ae.'rn" :tt.d bo h:; py.
tor jjwe.ry, watcho.4, nn;s, silver!
ware, c!o,-k, and cut glass eo CrabilL j
Does he practice what he preaches?
Recently William Jenninsrs Drvan said:
. Democratic official ronvinctd
V - 0
alter election that the v at form on
which he was elected is unsound, he
had better stand by it and let the mis
take be corrected in the future than
take the responsibility of repudiating a
coutract entered into with the voters."
In 1892, the democratic national plat-
form specifically declared in favor of
repealing a 10 per cent tax on bank
. M, KpVfln . f-. tA
gress and called upon to act officially on
thia particular plank of the democratic
national platform. The conKregsional
records show that Mr. Bryan voted
against a bill covering this particular
plank of the platform. It makes all
the difference in the world, who writes
the platfcrm. Mr. Bryan's position
seems to be that when somebody else
writes the democratic platform, then
Mr. Bryan felt free to disregard the
platform altogether. When Mr. Bryan
writes the democratic platform, then
Mr. Bryan thinks all other democrats
should follow the platform regardless
of whether it is right or wrong.
Emperor William of Germany, has
recently decided himself in favor of
prohibition. This indicates that the
temperances, movement may become
worJ wide. Chicago will witness a
monster temperance demonstration.
The Chicago Record-Herald says:
"Enthusiastic plans for the big temper
ance parade to be held in Chicago Sat
urday, Sept. 25, were announced last
evening at a meeting of the temper
ance workers held in Willard Hall.
Major General Frederick Dent Grant
it was reported, has consented to act
as grand msryhal to lead the 100,000
marchers who are expected to be in
line. The main body of the parade will
Include representatives of every church
religious society and proh;bition organ
ization in the city. Dr. II. C. Newton,
secretary of the general committee in
charge, was instructed to write to Em
peror William of Germany, who recent
ly declared himself for prohibition, ask
ing him for a special expression of
sentiment to be used in the parade."
Queen Quality Oxfords Pumps
Hot Weather calls for Cool Clothing and Cool Foot
wear. We are showing a nice line of Pumps
, and Oxfords at reasonable prices
for first quality goods. .
New Tan Pumps at
New Tan Pumps Col. tie ;
Premier Blucher Oxfords pat
Castilian Blucher Oxfords pat
Grecian Blucher Oxfords tan
6th Avenue Blucher Oxfords pat
Piccadilly Button Oxfords
All the above are high grade and usually sold
Black and Tan
E. G. DOVEY a SON
Clarence Case Postponed.
Judge Travis returned from Neb-
court Fr rluv
A hearing on the motion for a new
trial for John Clarence, recently found
guilty of murder in the second degree,
was postponed until July 17.
If a new trial is denied, the prisoner
will receive sentence, in which event
his attorney will probably file notice of
appeal and the case will be carried to
the suprems court. If a new trial is
granted the matter will be threshed all
over again in the district court.
Party lor the Fourth.
Mrs. J. W. Gamble departed on the
Schuyler for Lincoln Friday evening
where she met Prof. Gamble and the
next day they were members of a
party made up of the University Sum
mer School teachers and families who
were invited by Mr. Anderson, regent I
of the state University, to celebrate
the great day at his beautiful country
home near Crete.
Mrs. Gamble anticipated a splendid
time as Mr. Anderson had promised
automobile trips in the country and
boating on the Blue River." -
Will Commence Harvesting.
Philip Born a prosperous young
farmer from Cullom was in Plattsmouth
Friday attending to business matters.
Philip says two days plowing will lay
his corn by after which he will start to
cutting his fall wheat.
He has sixty-four acres of fine wheat
which under present conditions will
yield a return of fifteen hundred dol
lars. Philip always keeps his farm
work right up-tc-Jate and though wheat
is getting ripe fast he will be ready for
Al Harvey in Town.
Al Harvey was a business visitor in
the city Friday, seeking interviews
with the local merchants. Al is now a
travelling salesman for the firm of
Gordon Morrison Co., of Chicago,
wholesale dealers in jewelry and optical
and cutlery goods.
Al is a bright young man and he has
an energetic personality which which
will win him success in his chosen
There will be a special sei vice at the
Murray Christian church Sunday night
ti which all are invited, subject, Fools.
Big line of sterling
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Blucher Oxfords, $2.00, $2.25, $2.50.
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Want a Dally.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Mason and son,
Clarence were passengers on the
Schuyler Friday for Memphis where
they went for a visit over the Fourth
with the family of their brother L. C.
Jake was much pleased to learn of
the improvements to be made in the
Nsws-Hehald and stated that an even
dozen of his neighbors in the vicinity of
West Main Street were ready to sub
sciibe if a daily is published.
Notice To Creditors.
Cuniy:83"85- 1" County Court
In the matter of tho estate of Addison H. Jack
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.d.cc.d will mwt the Administrator of eaid -'
tate, before mo. County Judiie of Cass County,
Nvbrnnka. at tho County Court rcom in l'iatta
I mouth, in a;d County, on tho 0th day of July,
l'.iji', anil on tne .ilfit duyor January, 1.1 at 10
o clock A. M., each day, for tho purpose of pre
senting their claims for examination, adjustment
Six months are allowed for the creditors of said
decease i to present their claims and one year for
Ihe Adminb liator to nettle said estate, from the
30th day of July, 1W.
Witr..'S my hand and seal of said County Court,
at Fluttsmouth, Nebraska, this 1st day of July,
Allf.n J. Ekeron,
23-8 SEAI..I County Judge.
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, 3 qq
at $4.00 to $4.50.
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