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MONDAY, OCTOBER 2?, 1915
!es Doieiraas fie Tax ESurden
Absolute proof is at hand that prohibition has enormously
increased the tax burden for the Kansas farmer and property
owner. So great is the burden of taxation in -prohibition
Kansas that half the counties in that state find themselves in
serious financial difficulties.
HERE IS THE PROOF:
From the Topeka "State Journal" of Dec. 7, 1915)
MUST RAISE LIMIT
One-Half of Kansas Comities in Financial Mire'
"Bond Issues, Economy or Legislative Relief
"Fifty per cent of the counties of Kansas will
he forced to adopt sweeping economy measures or
issue bonds to cover deficits in their general revenue
funds, unless the next legislature raises the limit of
the general revenue tax levy, according to men in
touch with the financial condition of counties over
The reason for the heavy tax burden under prohibition is
not far to seek. Under prohibition, it becomes necessary to
prosecute in court every year thousands of persons having
alcoholic beverages in their possession. Each such case costs
the county about $50, according to the Topeka, Kan., "State
Journal" of August 29, 1916. This paper also states in the
same issue that in Topeka alone, there are 106 such cases
docketed for the September term of court. This is the con
dition in one Kansas county, at one term of court alone.
Kansas spent $701,944.40 in the last two years to maintain the
inmates of her state prisons, while Nebraska spent less than
half that sum.
WHO CARRIES THE TAX BURDEN?
It is interesting to observe how the prohibition politician always man
ages to unload the increased burden of taxation on the farmer and on the
property owner. In Kansas the state tax levy for 1916 is equal to 6 5 mills on
a one-fifth valuation, and in Nebraska it is only 6.1 mills on a one-fifth valu
ation. In order to deceive the people and keep the state tax levy from
mounting sky-high, the prohibition politicians in Kansas simply
raised the assessed valuation of farm lands many millions of
dollars this year.
HERE IS THE PROOF:
(From the Topeka "State Journal" of Oct. 5, 1916)
"Twice has he ( Governor Capper, the prohibi
tionist) handed the FARMERS a package, by
raising the valuations of their farm land, in order
to raise more taxes, yet he permitted the railroads
and corporations to go at the same old rate."
GOVERNOR CAPPER OF KANSAS HAS PUBLICLY ADMITTED
THAT THE VALUATION OF KANSAS PROPERTY WAS
BOOSTED $79,000,000 IN 1915 FOR PURPOSES OF TAXATION.
THIS IS TYPICAL OF THE PROHIBITION POLITICIAN EVERY
WHERE. HE RIDES INTO OFFICE ON THAT ISSUE, AND
THEN PROMPTLY PUTS THE BURDEN OF INCREASED
TAXATION BROUGHT ABOUT BY PROHIBITION, ON THE
FARMER AND ON THE PROPERTY OWNER.
The squares shown below will appear at the TOP of the
ballot. An X marked in square 301 is a vote AGAINST
Shall the above and foregoing amend -
ment to the Constitution be adopted?
The Nebraska Prosperity League
OPPOSED TO STATE PROHIBITION. IN FAVOR OF LOCAL OPTION, HIGH LICENSE
President, L. F. CROFOOT Treasurer, W. J. COAD Secretary, J. B. HAYNES
Send for our literature. OMAHA, NEBRASKA
Oswald John shipped 103 head of
hogs to Omaha last week. They were
a good bunch and he got a good price
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Stone motored
to Table Rock, Neb., Friday and vis
ited until Sunday with a sister of Mrs.
Dr. J. J. Comer and William Comer
and wives, cousins of E. T. Comer,
motored Saturday from Willis, Kan.,
and spent Sunday here, returning on
On Monday parties going to Lincoln
from distant points ran into the
railing to the bridge south of town on
the O street road. The car was badly
E. Hendricks left last Friday for
Murray, Neb., where he visited a
brother, and then went to Blair, Neb.,
where he visited several days with a
sister, returning home on Tuesday aft
ernoon. Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Ransom and
child of Dixon, 111., arrived last Satur
day on their return from a western
trip and are visiting Mrs. Ransom's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Fergu
son and other relatives and friends.
R. N. Brittell and wife of O'Neill,
Neb., arrived last Saturday on a visit
to the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Brittell. Mr. Brittell is deputy
sheriff of Scotts Bluff county and was
a delegate to the grand lodge of the
I. O. O. F. which he attended at Lin
coln on Wednesday and Thursday.
George Sharpless, who attended the
funeral of his brother, Dennis Sharp
less, remained for a visit of several
days with friends here. Mr. Sharpless
lived at this place twenty years ago.
He has been living at Holden, Mo., but
will make his home with his son, W.
E. Sharpless, at Gretna, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney J. Moore reT
turned last Saturday from a visit at
Denver, where they had spent their
honeymoon. After a few days' visit
with Mrs. Moore's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. L. E. Longhorst, they left for
Red Oak, la., where they will make
their future home.
Last Tuesday evening Mrs. L. B.
Cunningham was quite badly injured
when she fell in the yard at her home.
No one was around at the time and
she was unable to get up alone and
lay there until Ray Preston came
along and assisted her to the house.
Her hip was badly injured and as a
result she will be confined to her bed
for some time.
be thankful for. The great task of
cribbing the crop will begin in ear
nest next week. It is easily husked
this year on account of the thin cov
ering of the ears.
Mrs. Mollie E. Malone. well known
here as Mrs. Vaill, having made her
home here until a few years ago, came
down from Blair in company with
her husband Thursday and spent a
part of the day renewing old ac
quaintances. Mr. and Mrs. Malone
contemplate shortly to leave for Cal
ifornia in their Ford where they will
reside. Their visit here was in con
nection with the proposed trip.
Miss Celia Group, who is studying
music at the state university, visited
the home folks over Sunday.
Mrs. J. R. Gash, of Auburn, came
in Tuesday, to look after her prop
erty interests in town and to visit a
few days with former friends.
Mrs. W. A. Cleghorn and Mrs.
Bedella Stander went to Plattsmouth
Tuesday morning for a couple of days'
visit at the home of George Stander.
Miss Mabel Krecklow returned
home from Chalco Tuesday morning
here she had been visiting at the
vome of her brother, William Kreck
'ow. jr., for the past two weeks.
John Group, president of the Home
tate bank, who has been ill with a
severe attack of yellow jaundice, has
ilmost entirely recovered and is able
o be out again, and hopes soon to be
ble to attend to business again.
P. A. Jocobsen left Tuesday for
Bayard. Morrill county, to look after
lis farm. Mr. Jacobsen has a 1G0
cre farm, all under irrigation and
'and in that vicinity is on the boom.
'-Ie will also visit Scottsbluff before
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. McCarty, Mrs.
Margaret Ossenkop and son George,
lave returned from a week's visit with
Mr. and Mrs. August Ossenkop at
heir ranch home near Oconto. They
nade the trip in the McCarty car,
roing the entire distance of 2o( miles
in a day.
Mrs. George Wood and little daught
r, left for their home in Beach, N.
Monday after a visit with relatives
n this vicinity. Mrs. Wood was on
er way home from a two weeks'
isit with her mother and four sist-u-s,
in Nauvoo, 111.
Dr. L. F. Polk went to Omaha Tues
lay, having gone up to be present at
he operation which Mrs. C. G. Clif
'ord underwent Tuesday morning at
he Methodist hospital for gall stones.
bout one hundred gall stones were
emoved and unless unexpected com
ilieations set in, Mrs. Clifford will
injoy better health than she has for
vears, as she stood the operation well
ind all conditions were favorable.
When You Take Cold.
With the average man a cold is a
serious matter and should not be tri
fled with, as some of the most dan
gerous diseases start with a common
cold. Take Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy and get rid of your cold as quick
ly as possible. You are not experi
menting when you use this remedy, as
it has been in use for many years and
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Miss Bertha Pittman of Klammoth
Falls, Ore., is here this week visiting
Mrs. A. F. Sturm and Miss Froniel
Kime were delegates from Nehawka
Rebekah lodge to the state meeting
at Lincoln Tuesday.
Running an automobile is just as
simple as hoeing turnips when it;
runs, but any one who thinks he is
onto all its curves, has his imagination
Mrs. E. M. Pollard entertained for
her mother, Mrs. Frank Watterman,
of Omaha, and Mrs. Lottie Shotwell,
of Seattle, Wash., Tuesday afternoon.
Howard Cannon and force of men
are putting in three new concrete cul
verts on the street road this week,
beginning at J. A. Whiteman's south
A house party was given by Ralph
Sturm at his home Sunday. Six boys
and six young ladies of Lincoln came
down with their musical instruments
and a lively time was had.
If you can't tell it by "squinting at
the advertising columns of the News
that Nehawka is one of the best lit
tle towns "here-a-bouts," we will
say that it is. Who "darst" dispute
it? Let him put a chip on his
Corn husking is now on. The qual
ity is fine, and the yield is such as to;
For a Muddy Complexion.
Take Chamberlain's Tablets and
adopt a diet of vegetables and cereals.
Take outdoor exercise daily and your
complexion will be greatly improved
within a few months. Try it. Obtain
Roy Fitzgerald was taken to Om
aha this morning for an operation for
Henry Meyers received fifty-eight
head of feeders from the Omaha mar
ket Monday. Henry is one of the ex
tensive feeders of this vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Foster of Los
Angeles, Cal., arrived on Monday for;
a visit with their cousin, Mrs. A. B.
Gibson and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Herold Day and fam
ily of Cambridge arrived Saturday
night for a two weeks' visit with the
former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.
E. Day and family.
Mrs. W. M. Ellredge and her two
daughters, the Misses Gladys and Le
la, left Wednesday for Fremont to at
tend the family reunion at the home
of her sister, Mrs. Dan V. Stevens.
Will DeWolf was taken to an Omaha
hospital Monday for an operation for
appandicitis. Will came home Friday
and was taken Saturday with an acute
attack and was very bad.
Howard Calkin of York was visiting
his father, N. J. Calkin, the first of
the week. Howard has been spending
the summer on the coast and with his
brother, L. E. Calkin at Cashmere,
Wash. He reports a good apple crop
C. W. Bish and George Corley have
bought a bank at East Lake, Colo. Mr.
Corley left Wednesday morning to
take charge of the bank. He was ac-
j companied by Alva Marshall, who will
be the assistant cashier. George Cor
ley is an experienced man in the bank
ing business and no doubt will make
C. E. Butler let the contract Wed
nesday to G. H. Dennis for the erec
tion of his new modern bungalow
home on Eldora avenue. Work was
to have been commenced today. The
building will be 40x52 feet on the
ground. It will contain seven rooms
aside from the sun parlor, sleeping
porch and bath room. It will be strict
ly modern :,i every respect.
Two Toland-China male hogs, ped
igreed. George Perry. 10-19-3wd.
A want ad will bring what you want.
Many Plattsmouth Readers Have
Heard It and Profited
"Good news travels fast," and the
many bad back sufferers in Platts
mouth are glad to learn where relief
may be found. Many a lame, weak
and aching back - is bad no more,
thanks to Doan's Kidney Pills. Our
citizens are telling the good news of
their experience with this tested rem
edy. Here is an example worth read
ing: Jonathan Hatt, general storekeep
er, 414 Main street, Plattsmouth,
says: "I highly recommend Doan's
Kidney Pills, procured from Edward
Rynott & Co.'s drug store, as I con
sider them a most effective medicine
for backache and other kidney ail
ments. Their use has proven their
value to me for such troubles."
The above statement was given
April 10, 1912, and on February 22,
1916, Mr. Hatt said: "Doan's Kid
ney Pills are all right and what I
have said in my former endorsement
holds good. When my kidneys are
bad and cause me any trouble, Doan's
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Price 50 cents, at all dealers. Don't
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"-"i'S- " ' I
Andrew EVL IVJorrlssey
Candidate for Election to Succeed Himself
On the Non-Partisan Ballot
Wm. H. Smith, State Auditor.
State Auditor Smith is serving his
first term and is a candidate for re
election. His motto has been "Busi
ness Methods Applied to the Public's
Affairs." The cost of operating his
department was reduced $5,039.52 dur
ing the first 18 months of his term.
His influence and vote were exerted
in securing a $1,018,000.00 reduction in
state taxes in 1915-16, and in raising
the valuation of the railroads $a,000,-000-00
for taxation purposes in. l??f,
When you feel discouraged and de
spondent do not give up but take a
dose of Chamberlain's Tablets and you
are almost certain to feel all right
within a day or two. Despondency
is very often due to indigestion and
billiousness, for which these tablets
are especially valuable. Obtainable
I will offer for sale at public auc
tion at my home in Murray, Nebraska,
on Saturday, October 2Sth, 191G, the
following described property. Sale
will commence at 1 o'clock p. m.:
One bay mare, 12 years old.
One bay horse, coming G years old.
One bay horse, coming 5 years old.
One brown gelding, coming 4 years
One roan mare, coming 4 years old.
One Liy mare, coming 3 years old.
One 3U Weber wagon, nearly new.
One iron low-wheeled wagon.
One hay rack. '
One Dane mower, nearly new.
One hay rake, extra heavy.
One Jenny Lind walking cultivator.
One John Deere riding cultivator.
Two iron corn plow boxes.
Two sets of heavy harness.
Foity-four head of last spring
D 'roc-Jersey shoats.
Numerous other articles will be of
fered for sale not listed above.
Terms of Sale From six to twelve
months' time will be given on all
amounts over $10, purchaser giving
good bankable note bearing 8 per cent
interest from date. All sums of ?10
and under, cash. All property must
be settled for before being removed.
H. C. LONG.
Wm. It. Young, Auctioneer.
W. G. Boedeker, Clerk.
TEAM AND DRAY WORK.
If you want any team work, dray
age or any work of that kind, call
The Nehawka Chills
are now Rolling and Manufacturing the
The Popular Cass County Brand of Flour
EVERY SACK GUARANTEED!
Also a Full Line of By Products!
C. D. ST. JOHN, Prop.
JOE MALCOLM, Head Miller.
For Sale by Hatt & Son, Plattsmouth, Neb.
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