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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1918.
IN SPITE Or
MANY EO NOT KNOW IIOW THEY
STAND AND JUST WHAT
BOOKKEEPING IS A BUG-BEAR
And Many Think It a Task Beyond
Their Ability In Reality It
is Most Simple. Work
From Thursday's D;iily.
The war is tKrln- away ..he veil
from the cyps ol i s-opie not a fev
but many, fhe prosreut ion of this
light is co-tir.;-, ironey literallv bar-
y money, but
of them, too.
Jive- as wc-I!. i'Hii man
re iiif ngnt is won. u the
I Ur.nl of our dear one.-, is at stake,
we aro rightfully concerned. But,
v. l:e;her this b? the case or not, wo
should be vitally concerned in the
fjet that Liberty and the principle;
iK-mK-raey are at stake. Wo have
been called into the breach which
the onslaughts of autocracy and op
pression bus maao ttron ihe rights
C;f til- world. V,.- art throwing the
v.'hcle of our possessions, our lives,
our all into this breach am! wo are
fro ins to win in the name cf Iiunr.in
ity. with the liel; of the destinies
which sliape human end-.;.
When the crucial t'.v.' comes, a-5
it will, we are v. illing to give our
all, be it our life b!ood or riches,
for the cav.se America rep-esent-i.
The rail to arms ha; been and is now
being answered drily. The call to
the purchase of the boittis has been
responded to liberally and will be
ap,ain and again. Th c?ii tc'ncrrice
by the Y. M. C. A., the Y. W. C. A.,
the K. of C. and various other re
lief work, a? well as that of the
church and kindred other societies
has been met with gladness by true
bine American patriots. Now comes
the payment cf the war tax and tax
on incomes. Before the amendment
levying a srpecir.l war lax on incomes
was passed, there was and is still in
exisian.ee the income tax law known
as the Law of levying an in-
conie tax on all incomes in excess of
t-:.(!';0 for married men or $:.00
for single men. As stated above this
law i: : t ill in effect ami i - working
(.: and nifht. not a chur.ge bavins
b..-n wrought in it. excepting the
ex.m7.ii0n of more f:;r each de
pendent child under age. And it i.5
likely to remain on the statute book.
of our nation, a s the Income Tax
proposition is a good and right one,
and is worthy of perpetuation in. our
In addition to it. we now have
a : p'-ciai war tax. also levied on in
comes, the exemptions on this tax
beins lower 52.000 and $1,000 re
spectively) but the rate of taxation
on the excess be-ins the same, name
ly 2 prir cent. And on top of this,
conies the stir tax, figured in var
ious amounts on incomes exceeding
?.",0C0. This tax runs frr5m 1 per
cent up to T.O per cent, dependins
wholly on the amount of money one
makes, the government going wholly
on the theory that the more one
receives,' the better able be is to take
upon himself the burdens 'of helpins
to finance the war. These taxes are
here and if you rome within the
limitations they set. forth yon must
meet them. The only way to avoid
them is not to be prosperous. But,
if you have been prosperous, be glad
to throw your shoulders back and'
breath the good, free God-given air
and rejoice that you have money to
spare for the greatest country on
earth. Be pleased to give to the
country which has made possible a
home in Jhis land of the free and
good prices for all yon caii produce.
The matter of exemptions is fixed
to a nicety to do justice to all. Thio
is only a tax on the income of peo
ple who have it and -those more able
to pay are the ones who are hit the
Do not kick! Investigate, and do
it with a good and cheery disposi
tion. Read the first-three verses of
Ihe second chapter of I.uke and for
fear it will be too ranch trouble for
yo to do this, we ouot them for you:
"And it came to pass in those days
that there went out a decree from
Oeaar Augustus th?.t all the world
should be taxed. And this taxing
wiui made when Cyrenius was gov
ernor of Syria;- And all went to lie
taxed, everyone in his own city."
1 ou nave never neani 01 such a
thing before? Well you know there
is not a law against reading the
Bible and especially the New Testa
ment. Try it and you will find out
Some s-ay, "I do not mind paying
the tax. but it is going to make
a lot of us keep books, and. that is
a nuisance." Well, now, do you know
if you are making a living or not?
Do you know if you are making any
money, and if so, just what you are
lucking it on? Say, can you afford
an automobile? How much has the
corn orougnt tnis year aim can vou
afford to spend all cf it? Has the
store paid a profit, or is the busi
11 ess going to the bow-wows? We
nope you Know exactly where you
stand. If you do not it is a pity
Hive to keep books just like men in
business? rome farmers ray. Why
yes. the methods ar simple and in
People have prospered notwith
standing the fact that thev have
u'i;en no steps to insure mat pros
perity. We hove made monev and
spent it, and cm-not know or rea-
lir" how much we handled, where ii
came from or where it went.
If we have learned nothing more
than that it is necessa'rv for us to
get rome idea of where we are and
what we are doing, what we are
making and what and where we are
rpending, the experience will be one
cf worth. Many a man will find that
he is making money and is enjoying
prosperity, who never dreamed his
income was so much, and on the oth
er Laud he will doubtless find that
he lias extravangantly used up the
major portion of it buying needless
things, which accounts for his seem
ingly poor financial condition. Oth
ers have made money blindly and
while they have not spent it tkey
have laid it aside with only a slight
conception of just how much they
have made. They have been all the
time too busy to take a day off now
a;d then for any reason whatever,
and when the books are balanced and
they find profits ranging all the way
from five io ten thousand dollars in
the year past, they will doubtless be
a bit surprised themselves.
But even money Cimot buy hu
man lifi and those less prosperous
who are laying their lives freely on
the altar of their country are doing
r? 11 immeasurable greater service ot
the nation than he who pays in
come tax. be it one dollars or half a
JUNIOR RED CROSS
From Thursday's Daily.
Miss Alpha Petersen, county sup
intendent cf schools, was a passeng
er to Omaha this morning, where she
goes to meet with the county super
intendents, and those in charge of
the movement which is organizing
Junior Red Cross chapters in every
school district. A uniform system of
the organization and work is to be
used, and the county superintend
ents are going to Omaha to meet with
those having the movement in hand,
that all the work may be in unifor
mity, and that by it being conducted
thus, the greatest results may be ob
tained, from the amount of energy
WILL SOON LEAVE FOR SERVICE.
From Saturday's Daily.
Henry Mutche-llott departed this
morning for Omaha, where he goes
to visit with his brother. Earnest
Mutchellott, who is a student n the
Balloon school, where he is studying
signal service rules. Henry goes to
visit his brother, as he will go into
service at no far distant date, prob
ably on the French front, as they
are sorely in need of more signal
service men there now.
Certain articles of diet tend to
check movements o fthe bowels. The
most common of these are cheese,
tea and boiled milk. On the other
hand raw fruits, especially apples
and bananas, also graham bread and
whole wheat bread promote a move
ment of the bowels. When the
bowels are badly constipated, how
ever, the sure way I3 to take one or
two of Chamberlain's Tablets imme
diately after supper.
Subscribe for the Journal.
SHERMAN TAYLOR OF WYMORE,
TAKES UNTO HIMSELF, A
BRIDE TAUGHT SCHOOL HERE
A Most Impressive Ceremony Per
formed by the Rev. Mr.
From Friday's Dally-
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
McMaken of this city was the scene
of a very pretty wedding when their
daughter, Gladys Kara was united
in marriage to Mr. Sherman Taylor
of Wymore. At eight o'clock the
Lohengrin wedding march played by
Miss Myra Stenner announced the
approach of the bridal party. The
maid of honor. Miss Elsie Taylor of
Wymore preceded the bride, on the
arm of her father, to a canopy of
smilax and white sweet peas where
the groom with his best man, Mr.
Gus Helming of Lincoln, awaited
tr.eir coming. 1 he ceremonv was
most impressively performed by the
Rev. Mr. McCluskey, the Presby
terian service being used. The happy
young couple then received the con
gratulations of the guests.
The bride wore an exquisite gown
of white georgette crepe and tulle
veil banded with pearls. Her bou
quet of white roses with shower of
fresxias and tulle ribbon completed
the charming picture. The brides
maid, sister of the groom, was gown
ed in a dainty costume of pink and
blue tulle carried an arm bouquet
of Richmond roses.
The 'home was artistically decor
ated with white roses and sweet peas.
streamers of white ribbon, smilax
and sweet peas being used on the
stairway. The dining room was
prettily arranged with pink sweet
peas and white roses where dainty
refreshments were served during
The bride is the only daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. McMaken
of this city and is a charming: young
lady. With her sweet and lovable
disposition she has won a large circle
of friends, whose best wishes will
ever attend her. She is a graduate
of the Plattsmouth High School and
the Peru State Normal. She taught
one successful term of school at Wy
more and one semester In the Platts
The groom is a splendid young
man, known and respected by a host
of friends and is engaged in the
manufacture of artificial ice. The
young couple after a short stay in
Kansas City will make their home in
The out-of-town guests were Mr.
and Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Martin, Mr.
and Mrs. Mosely, Mrs. Hammond and
little daughter, Miss Elsie Taylor of
Wymore, Mr. Gus Helming, Lincoln,
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Sprague, Beat
rice, Mrs. Dickson, Mr. and Mrs. K.
P. Reese, Omaha, Mr. E. A. Hilton,
Chicago, Mr Glenn Scott, Kimball
and Mrs. Baylor, also L3win Taylor
of Wymore, brother of the groom.
FARM FOE SALE.
My finely improved eighty acre
farm, four miles south of the Platts
mouth city postoffice. For particu
lars and easy terms, apply to Major
WISHES TO ENTER
From Thurodav's railv.
O. Z. Handley of Omaha was in
the city this morning looking- over
Plattsmouth with a view of locating
here with a vulcanizing plant for the
repairing of tires for automobiles.
He did not find a room to his liking
and will come again and see what he
GETS LETTER FROM BROTHER.
From Thursday's Daily.
Mrs. John F. Gorder is in receipt
of a letter from her brother, who is
First Lieutenant J. H. Peters, now
located at Camp Lee, Virginia, at
which place he is Sanitary officer for
the camp, a position carrying with
it the looking after a camp of some
sixty thousand soldiers. There is a
great deal of responsibility and in
cidentally a lot of work, both for
the officer in charge and those un
Camp Lee is situated in the re
gion of the battles or the Civil war.
Til is is generally considered as b-
mg located go lar south that the
weather is always warm, but during
the past few weeks they have been
blessed with some s.ixteeu inches of
snow. l nis nas auueti to the work
of Lieutenant Peters.
lu his letter be recalls many of
the engagements which have taken
place in that neighborhood, and
which make the locality of Camp Lee
a historic place.
RETURNS FROM WINTER IN IOWA
From Thursday's DnI'y.
Sam llc-uderson, who has been
making his home near Rock Bluffs.
left rome :ix or seven v.oeks ago for
Aftou. Iowa, where he has been
spending the winter with his broth
er. Win. Henderson, who is engaged
in the farming business there. While
there Sam was employed at feeding
stocK on ins brothers larm. 1 hey
importuned him to remain and as
sist in the farm work tins season.
orwl Tirnnh'v ti wit rptiirn t h orp I i
and engage in farming for his
STORM CAUSES PITKIN
TO LEAVE HIS CAR
(rr""i Pit'irf"n'-' r:iJi.
Charles Pitkin of Omaha an ad
juster for the insurance company,
who was carrying the loss on the
barn and contents which was burned
some time since at the John Koukal
place, was in the city yesterday
looking after the matter of settle
ment, and started home just at the
beginning ot the snow storm and not
being able to see returned leaving his
car here went up on a train, and re
turned this morning for the car to
find that he could not make it and
?nt home on the tin again i.hiS
JOHN HENISH IS PROMOTED.
From Saturday's I"ailv.
John Henish. familiarly known to
his friends at "Jack," who has been
the efficient and gentlemanly cash-
r at the Burlington station here
for some time pact, has just been
promoted to the position of Extra
Agent, the promotion carrying with
a substantial increase of salary.
In his new position. Jack's duties
will lie to relieve Burlington agents
over the division while they are ab
sent on vacation or for other cause:-..
He has been succeeded here by W.
II. Krecklow, who comes from Om
aha, and who is a son of Mr. W. F.
vrecklow, of Louisville, but former-
of this city.
AN EARLY SETTLER
LN CASS rnrjiTTY
Frm Saturday's Pa'Iv
J. V. Roberts of 1 utan. was a
visitor in this city yesterday and
last evening with his brother J. M.
Roberts of the Plattsmouth State
Bank, and departed this morning for
his home. Mr. Roberts in speaking
of the early days when his father
first come to this county said that
his father J. J. Roberts had settled
in this county about midway between
South Bend and Ashland, in 1SC3,
where but four families lived in the
whole portion of the county. This
farm on which they lived, was after-
"wards owned by J. M. Roberts and
by him sold to W. R. Bryan, who dis
posed of it to Mr. Marshall last fall.
HEAR FROM MATHEW HEROLD.
From Frinv' rajn
A recent letter from Mathew Her
old who is in France, somewhere,
tells slightly of his experience there,
and of his study of French while
in the state university, he has re
ceived a good deal of benefit, and by
reason of his ability to speak the
language though but slightly, he has
been entrusted with many missions,
which otherwise he would have not
been capable to fulfill. He speaks or
one very exciting incident which
occurred on his way over, while on
the high seas, but says on account of
it being forbidden he is not privileg
ed to make mention of it.
These Tablets ere intended es
pecially for disorders of the stomach.
liver and bowel" If vou are troub
led with heartburn, indigestion or
constipation they will do you good.
FELLS OF LIFE
AT GAMP GODY
WRITES LETTER FROM DEMING,
N. M.. TO HIS MOTHER IS
IN GOOD HEALTH.
HE IS WELL PLEASED THERE
Says Plenty to Eat and Wear and
Time Off to Enjoy Sports and
From Pat nnlay's Daily.
j ne ionowir.g letter, written un
der date of February 4th. has just
been received by Mrs. J. II. Short,
from lur son. Earl, who -is doing
service with the boys in training at
Camp Cody, Deming. N. M.
"Dear Mother: Your letter to hand
and I was sure glad to hear from
you. Well, regarding camp life, it
is net just like home, not like get
ting your feet under mother's table
or slewing in the bed she has made
and not like wearing home-made
clothes. But you know having to do
without these things makes one a
better soldier, to say nothing of
showing him what his mother has
really done for him.
"Of course Camp Cod' "nas some
experiences which other camps have
not for instance the sand storms.
We are seldom out to drill when the
sand storm ig bad. We haven't been
bothered lately, and we are having
fine weather, in this respect having
it over most of the other camps.
"When it conies to eating none of
the boys are starving to death. As
for me, you remember how I told you
I had gained in weight. We uo.iut
have pie and cake like mother used
to make, but we have an abundance
of good, wholesome, substantial food.
We also have good officers who are
always on the lookout for our health
and who try to make things as
pleasant for us as possible. ,We only
have tv.o men in the hospital, and
I am certain that out of a corre
sponding number in civil life, the
sick cases would be more numerous.
It looks to me like most of the sick
ness is caused by men not caring
for themselves. You know it is said
that a man is not a good soldier
unless he has a kick coming about
something or other, and I suppose I
have my days off when I do my por
tion of crabbing. I find this is a
great old life with our drill and
school, a letter from home once in
a while to give zest to the life here.
"We have our days off for base
ball and foot ball, and many other
sports, which go to make up a week,
and Sunday is always a day of rest.
"Hope this finds you in good
health, and that I may hear from
you soon. I am.
Your loving son.
EARL M. SHORT."
PUT IN NIGHT CATCHING WATE
From Saturday's Daily.
With the coming 0" the heavy fall
of snow yesterday afternoon and ev
ening, the roof of the Riley hotel
was covered with a thick blanket of
the flakey white crystals which melt
ed and ran through the roof into
the store room of F. R. Gobelman,
and in an effort to catch the water
before it reached his stock of goods,
he was kept busy until well after
midnight. Thinking it would then
be safe, he went heme only to find
this morning that he had suffered
much loss by damage to his stock of
mouldings, which the water had
reached despite his efforts.
CAR DIED IN DRIFTS LAST NIGHT
From Saturday's Daily.
A party of people from Omaha,
who were south of the city and en
deavoring to make Plattsmouth ran
into a huge snow drift at the four
corners where the "flock of mail
boxes" are located, some three miles
south of town last night with their
Ford car. The Henry had bucked
the snow nicely for some miles, but
this one was too much. The enow
completely covered the hood and ex
tended up onto the windshield. In
fact the car was submerged in snow
except for a portion of the top and
there the engine died. The occu-
pants of the car got out and stayed
there until morning, when the force
at the Phopst garage went out and'
pulled the car into town.
W. K. Propst also went into a
big drift near the George Kafi'en
berger place six miles west of town
where he also stuck fast and had to
command assistance to get out.
A BANQUET ON PORKLESS DAY.
From Saturday's rally.
J. C. Varbarough. the local agent
Xor the Metropolitan Life Insurance
Co., departed this morning for Lin
coln, where he goes to attend a con
vention of the agents of the Metro
politan Life Insurance Companv, of
the district c f which Lincoln is the
headquarters. This comprises the
south Platte country, and a portion
of the north territory in the western
portion of the .stEte. The conven
tion will be concluded by a banquet
at the Lincoln Hotel, where all of
the workers for the company in this
district will get together for a feast.
and an exchange of experiences and
WILL ATTEND CONFERENCE.
From Saturday's Dailv.
Elder J. R. Jones, a member of the
Reorganized church of Latter Day
Saints, was a passenger to Omaha
this morning, where he goes to look
nfter some business in the big city,
and will also attend the conference
of the Northeastern District of Ne
braska, of the Reorganized Church
of Latter Day Saints, which is meet
ing in Omaha today. Elder Jones is
an enthusiastic worker in this church
and goes to meet with this conven
tion, although not in that district.
in order - to assist this church the
better by what he may learn by his
CHARLES AULT HAPPY NOW.
From Saturday's Daily.
All on account of the young Amer
ican who come to Mr Ault and his
good wife's home to live. The little
man whose name is Ault. is a sure
enough American, and promises to
drill Charlie in all the tactics of war
fare to his hearts content. All con
cerned are doing nicely.
IN FROM NEHAWKA TODAY
From Thursday's Daily.
Ilenry Kanube and son. Edward,
were visitors in this city last even-
ing. coming to look after some busi-
nes? and staying over night in order great many more will purchase and
to transact their business here this send these books to the boys serv
morning. Whil in the city they ing in the army there.
made a pleasant visit to the office of
the Journal, extending their sub
scription for another year.
YOUNG MEN'S EIBLE
F"rom Fr'dav'c raiiy.
Arrangements are being perfected
to have a banquet, which has become
an annual afiair, for the Young
Men's Bible Class of the Methodist
Sunday school, the date being se
lected the last day of February, at
the church parlors. The ladies of
the Methodist church will furnish
the eats, and the idea for this time
will be to observe the Father's
and Son's week and to have as many
of the fathers present at the affair
as possible of the members of the
class. As the day approaches more
will be said about the occasion,
which will be one of much interest.
This is the Time for Every
Citizen to Support the United
Many are doing so at considerable cost or sacrifice
L We have loined the Federal Reserve Banking Sys
tem established by the Government to give greater
financial stability and strength to the member banks
and protection to their depositors. You can give
your support to this great Government enterprise
First National Bank
United States Depository
BOOKS 0 K AT
PLEASING NEWS TO PLATTS
MOUTH PUCHASERS Or
COUPONS 6000 EVERYWHERE
All Amusement Concessions Will Ac
cept Them in Lieu of Money
at Their Face Value
Camp Funston. Kan.. Feb. S.
Capt. Dick B. Foster, head of the de
partment of camp activities at Camp
Funston. has completed arrange
ments with the commission on train
ing activities at Washington and
the concessionaires of the zone to
honor the smileage book coupons at
Ihe two theatres now open and at
the third theatre which wit open
Chairmen of county branches of
the National Council of Defense have
been held up in the sales of the smil
eage books by uncertainty as o
whether plans could be arrange!
whereby the coupons would be hon
ored. The Liberty Theatre, at which
the coupons were intended to be used
is located in the negro division and
was inaccessible to white troops. In
the zone there is a moving pictur
shov.- and a stock company theatre.
Next month a vaudeville house will
Coupons will be accepted by the
theatres and will be redeemed by
the commission at Washington. A
great many of these smileage books
are already in the hands of men cf
the division, sent by folks back home
who did not know they were unus
able here at the time they purchas
Plattsmouth readers of the Jour-,
nal who have bought quite liberally
of these books, will be pleased to
i.. vwUFv,,i.- . ..v-
ceptable for admission to any of the
various theatres in camp, and with
this announcement we are sure - a
RETURN FROM THE SOUTH
From Thursday' Daily.
Hamilton Marks, who with his
grandmother, has been v. Hot
Springs, Ark., for the past three
months, returned home this morn
ing. Mr.. Marks said that it is re
ported at that place that this has
been the hardest winter for mativ
years and that there was snow on
the ground for some two weeks at
one time, a place where the flowers
generally grow the year 'round. In
St. Touis for a
on home later.
Vallery stopped at
visit and will come
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