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PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. JULY 13, 1J0!
VOL. XLVINO. 2J
lii-HALD, L(iUbhshcd April lb, 1864 1
How to Make One, and How to
Make the Most Effective
Use of It.
The farmcra and people of the towns
of Cass county have a very great inter
est in the public highways. We have
a very great interest in the public high
ways. We have been giving consider
able time to the study of the public
road question, and have become deeply
interested in it. Cass county has from
1000 to 1200 miles of public roads. The
roads are the source of greatest loss to
the farmers in the matter of delivering
the products of their farms to market.
The public roads are the source of the
most important item of taxes. We ask
the attention of the County Commis
sioners and of every farmer in this
county to the suggestions in this arti
cle. The government expert recom
mends the use of the split-log drag for
keeping the roads repaired and in good
condition, and ii has been demonstrated
to be successful.
The best drag is made by taking a
straight-grained log from seven to
nine feet in length and about ten or
twelve inches in diameter. This log
is split or sawed lengthwise and the
two halves set cn edge, thirty inches
apart, the flat sides facing forward,
and firmly fastened together by three
bars make of oak, osage hedge, or
other hard wood. The logs ere fasten
ed together with three strong pins
wedged in. Not particularly the way
the hitch is made the chain running
through the center of the log at the
right end and over the log (looping
around the pin) at the left end; this is
important. The point of attachment
for the doubletrees, depends upon the
condition of the roak and the work to
bjp done. The further to the right the
hitch is made the greater the angle at
which the drag will bo drawn, - Placo a
movable cleated platform on the cross
pin? to stand on when using the drag.
You will find by experience that by
shifting your weight on the drag you
can change the angle and the amount of
dirt it will move. The log should be
of light timber; box elder, cottonwood,
beech, or something of that sort. It
is better not to have it of oak. After
using the drag for some time it will be
found necessary to shoo the front log
with a piece of iron three or four inches
wide. An old wagon tire makes a good
shoe for this purpose. The iron should
Is the biggest bargain event in Cass
county. For cash we are selling
MEN'S PANTS $1.99
MEN'S SHIRTS, all styles ... 39C
MEN'S SOX, brown dress sock. Jjg
MEN'S STRAW HATS,$1 to $3 line . 48C
MEN'S UNDERWEAR, 10
and many other other bargains
you should see.
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"Where Quality Counts.
THE HOME OF
bo put on the right side of the front log
and extend not more than three-fifths
of its length. It should not project
more than a fourth of an inch below
the edge of the log. Do rot face the
entire front log with the iron. The
length of the drag can be anywhere
from seven to nine feet. The longer it
is, the heavier it will pull. One good
farm team of horses weighing from
1,100 to 1,200 pounds each will handle a
seen-foot drag nicely. A heavier
team will be required for a heavier
The first thing to do is to make a
draff according to the directions given
in the foregoing. The next thing is to
use it. The time to use it is when the
ground is drying after a heavy rair.
In the case of very bad roads we be
lieve time will be saved by hitching
four horses to the drag and going onto
this road when it is wet as possible,
beginning at the side of the track and
working back and forth until a crown
is made and the surplus water worked
out to the side. Ordinarily, however,
the time to use the drag is when the
ground has dried enough to pack but
not so wet that it balls up in front of
drag. Begin by driving down one rut
and back the other. Two or three trips
the first time are enough. Don't try
to do it all at once. Remember that a
good road must have a firm foundation,
and the way to make this is to put on a
little at a time and let the travel tramp
it down. Aim to get the ruts filled the
first time and the roadway smooth.
After the next rain drag again, and
keep it up after every rain. It won't
take long. If it is thought best to
widen the road, which it usually is, the
best way to do it is to wait until after
another rain, and then when it has
dried of! sufficiently to plow readily
plow one furrow along the outer mark
of the drag, take the dra j and spread
this smoothly over the surface of the
road. In this way the road will be
widened by the width of the furrow
and will gradually become oval; that is,
higher in the middle, and each time
the drag ia used . will become a little
smoother and a 'little harder.' If the
road is still too narrow, plow another
furrow, and so on, until the road has
been widened as much as desired.
This method of keeping up dirt road3
in many places has reduced the ex-
penses to $5 and $6 per mile. In Cass
I county that would mean a reduction
from $15,000 or J2O.O00 to $6000 or $7000
per year. Is this not worth consider
ing? Big line of sterling silverware at
Born Dec. 12, 1826.
Perry P. Gass. one of the best known
and respected citizens of this city and
county, died at his home in this Mon
day at 11:30 p. m. at the age of 82
years and 7 months. He was born near
Mansfield, Ohio, Dec. 12, 1826. He
spent the early years of his life in his
In 1850 he went on an expedition to
the gld fields of California, where he
and his brother spent about five years
in the mining camps along the coast,.
He returned to his home in Ohio by
wayjof the Isthmus of Panama.
In lSiiG he was married to Miss Han
nah Wintersteen and the next year lo
cfctid in Iowa City, Iowa, where he
first became acquainted with T. M.
Marquette, who persuaded him to come
to Plattsmouth, where ho has resided
since, having been a resident of Cass
county for more than 52 yenrs.
Shortly after the Civil war he was
elected sheriff of Cass county, which
office he filled with credit to himself
and party. He served as police judge
for this city many year3and was an em
ployee In the burvcyor general's office
when it was located in this city. He
ha3 also served a number of terms as
coroner of Cass county and has always
been honest and faithful to whatever
Taken for an
Suspect Arrested for Murder
Committed in 1884.
Spokane, Wash., July 14. -Prosper
Marion, wanted at Boiling Springs,
Nebr., on a charge of having murdered
John Murphy in 18S4, is being held at
Stevenson, Wash., awaiting instruc
tions for officers in Cherry county,
Neb When arreted, Marion expressed
surprise and denied his alleged identi
ty. Marion reached Stevenson three
weeks ago, was seen in town a few days
ago by Dr. Harris of Carson, who knew
Marion when he (Harris) was coroner
in Cherry county, Neb. Harris told
his suspicion to Sheriff S. L. Knox, - of
Skamania county, who sent word to
Sheriff T. A. Foster at Valentine, Neb.,
and received a message from Foster to
Harry Hazard of Stevenson, also is
certain Marion is the man he knew by
the name in Nebraska. They met on
the streets of Stevenson the other day
and when he made himself known to
the suspect Marion replied: "Yes, I
know you," then turned on his heel
and walked away.
Mai ion is accused of having killed
John M lrphy in a quarrel over posses
sion of a load of wood.
I D. Hawksworth and son D. W. re
j turned Wednesday morning from a
trip of investigation of tho lands owned
I by them in Lincoln county. Tho old
i gentleman stood the journey very well
j and was well pleased with tho outlook
I for a good yield of all kinds of crops in
j that vicinity thu season.
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Died July 12, 1909.
trust was imposed upon him.
He leaves surviving him a daughter,
Miss Olive Gass, who was for many
years principal of the Plattsmouth High
School, and a son, A. E., now in the
employ of the Plattsmouth Telephone
Co.; Mr. Gass has been . conspicuous
among the old settlers of Cass county
for many years. His friends are as
wide and numerous as his acquain
tances. He wa3 ever kind and ready
tathelp a needy brother and many . are
they whom he has assisted in various
ways. The entire community mourn
the loss of a true and noble citizen and
The funeral services were conducted
at the home by Dr, J. F. Baird: of the
the Presbyterian church, ef which the
deceased had been a consistent member
and worker for many years. A quar
tet composed of Mrs. Donnelly, Mrs.
j Morgan and Messrs. Farley and Doug
i las Bang several appropriate hymns,
including "Nearer My bod to lliee, a
special favorite of the deceased. Mrs.
Oeo. Farley presided at the organ.
The pall beaiers were D. C. Morgan, O.
C. Dovey, J. It. Rummerfield, Stewart
Livingstone, James Pollock and James
Kobcrtsori. The remains were con
veyed to Oak Hill cemetery and in
terred near the grave of his wife
whose death occurred several years ago.
It will soon be time to think about
getting land in shape for the fall seed
ing of alfalfa. Of all seasons of the
year, fall is without a doubt the best
time to start this great crop, but one
does not want to let too many fine July
days pass by before making a start to
wards getting land for the seeding
plowed, or the first thing he knows he
i squarely up against the proposition
of seeding on land too freshly plowed
or deferring the time of seeding until
so late in the fall that the coming
winter brings more than usual dang
ers. No doubt a greac many Farmers'
Mail and Breeze folki will be plowirg
small grain stubble and putting it into
alfalfa. That is what we aim to do on
this farm. We aim to get at the plow
ing just as soon as possible after the
shocks have been cleared from the field.
If a grass growth comes up on the
plowing, as it probably will, a disc
harrow will successfully attend to it, at
the samo time putting the soil in ideal
condition for an alfalfa seed bed.
Speed the plow has been a slogan for
years and years. It is still a good one
to remember when tht.ro is land to bo
plowed for a fall start with alfalfa.
Farmers' Mail Hnd Breeze.
Mrs. Will F. Warga and sister Mits
Warner were passengers for Omaha
Wednesday where they went to do
some shopping. They returned on No.
2 and drove to their homo a few miles
west of town.
Bruce Itosencrans visited in the city
atthe home of his parent3 over Sunday.
Laid at Rett.
The funeral of Norva Norval took
place Wednesday from tho Methodist
church, the sermon being preached by
Rev. A. A. Randall pastor of tho
The young man who is a nephew of
the Denson brothers was well known
in Plattsmouth and vicinity where he
spent most of his life. He died from
the effects of a sun stroke and his
friends were greatly shocked at hia
The deceased was born at Hillsdale,
Iowa, Sept. 20, 1879 and was 2!) years,
9 months and 22 days old when the
grim reaper struck him down. He
moved to this city with his parents who
died while he was still a child and he
was taken into the family of Mr. Den
eon, to whose daughter he was married
when he grew to manhood. His widow,
a stepson, five uncles, J. II., John It.,
Fred E., J. J., and Lincoln Denson, of
this city and Mrs. Simon Hansen of Ne
hawka, survive him. Rev. Randall
was ably assisted in tho services by
the M. E. choir which sang several ap
The remains were tenderly laid at
rest in the Oak Hill cemetery. The
pall bearers were Sam Henderson, P.
A. McCrary, Chas. Renner, II. A.Rice,
T. R. Stokes and W. C. Grebe, all
friends of the deceased.
That the base ball team has either
been playing in hard luck or were up
ugaitiBt some real tough timber will be
shown by the following scores of the
three games played this week First
comes the husky lads from Glenwood
and swats our boys to the tune of 8 to
7 which was not so bad but at Auburn,
Neb., where the boys went for two
games Tuesday and Wednesday they
lost out in the first game 10 to 0 and in
the last 7 to 2. This looks all to the
bad but the boys were up against the
real thing at Auburn where the team
is composed of hired players whose sal
aries range fram $G5 per and board up,
and taking everything into considera
tion Plattsmouth has a pretty fast
bunch of amateur ball players after all.
In the first game Auburn made all
their scores in three innings while in
the last the score stood 3 to 2 in favor
of Plattsmouth till the seventh inning
when some heavy batting and bad plays
lost them the game.
The home team plays Nebraska City
late Friday afternoon the game to be
called as soon as possible after the 5
o'clock M. P. train gets in.
For jewelry, watches, rings, silver
ware, clocks, and cut glass see Crabill.
interest and the interest of all our
customers have always been the
first consideration with us. We
believe that if we give you the.
can buy we are serving your in
terests. This is why we have the
exclusive agency for the justly
celebrated CARHART brand of work
ing clothing and gloves. There is
no other brand better than this
brand. There is none as good. We
satisfy or your money
The Entre Nous club was entertained
by Mrs. F. P. Sheldon Thursday.
Miss Carrie Banning of Wyoming'.
Neb., is visiting Mrs. James Banning.
Mr. V. P. Sheldon has added a new
"benzine buggy" to his garage a big
Word has been received by friends
that ex-Governor Sheldon will probably
be in our midst within the next two
Mrs. II. F. Kropp and Ernest are
back from Ohio where they went about
three weeks ago to attend the funeral
of the former's mother.
Tennis is the rage among the young
folk of Nehawka just at present and
although the old club has died out
West's court is never idle.
Nearly all Nehawkans spent the
Nehawkans spent tho Fourth "to hum"
with a littlo display of fireworks at
pri ate houses in the evening.
The Barnum & Baily shows at Lin
coln the twelfth were well patronized,
by Nehawkans. Among those attend
ing were Mr. and Mrs. D. C. West. .
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. O'Day and son
Lester roturned a few days ago from
Atkinson, Neb., where they have been
visiting their uncle J. II. Overton, a
rancher of that place.
The annual meeting of the stockhol
ders of the Nehawka Milling Company
was held at the mill Monday afternoon.
The stockholders are now in hopes of
getting the mill on a paying basis be
fore the next meeting.
Last Tuesday two of our steadily in
creasing camp of West Virginian im
migrants were suddenly seized with
that fatal malady known as homesick
ness and pulled out for "back East"
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Owen. Mr. Owen
left a good record and their sudden de
parture was very much regretted by
their fast augmenting circle of friends...
The great white plague has again
visited Nehawka, this timo taking away
one of our young men Elmer Chappell.
But it was not a surprise to his many
friends, for Elmer's death has been ex
pected by immediate relatives for a
considerable time, his sister Cora hav
ing succumbed to the same dread di
sease, consumption, about a year ago.
The deceased was looked upon in the
community as a model young man. He
was just of age and his death occurred
on last Saturday night.
See us for sale bills.
& Marx Clothe3,
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