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PLATTSMOUTH S EMI-WEEK L Y JOURNAL.
THTJESDAY, MAY 18 1918.
THE USE OF ELEC
TRICITY ON THE
FARM SAVES TIME
MEANS EXTRA WORKING HOURS
AND GREATER PRODUC
Modern Factor Essential " in Doing
Work Quickly and Lowering
Cost of Operation.
How many working hours per year
are necessary to keep your farm up
to its normal production?
If it is an average sized farm 140
acres it will require from 7,000 to
S.000 hours for three workers the
owner or manager, hired man and
the farmer's wife.
If it is your desire and purpose to
increase the production on your
farm, it will be necessary to in
crease the number of working hours,
or to make some of these hours
'count" for more than they would
Or it may be you are finding it tor -phis is an absolutely automat
necessary to get along without the ic system, in which the motor runs
hired man as many others are do-vhen tne pressure in the tank goes
Ing. That means a reduction of(down and in -which water is main
some 2,300 to 2,500 working hours tained at a pressure sufficient to
(not counting the hired man for the force water through pipes to faucets
full year) and production must beall aout the premises.
lowered or again some .way must bej
round to make the hours
for more than usual.
While we do not always stop tofof the laborious pumping and carry
think of it, we have been trying for ing, for watering the stock without
years to make the hours "count" for any pumping, for fire protection, for
more on the farm, in other words to all the many uses that one finds for
increase the efficiency of the work- Jwater about the farm, all this with
ers. It is to this end that we have 'every bit of the ease and conveni-
come to use improved machinery and
to replace hand labor.
One of the most modern aids to
the farmer and his household is
In most instances this'
is secured from a private electric j water system, electrically operated,
plant installed on the farmer's own ' is used. Two hours a day is an
premises, because most farm homes other 730 hours a year to be added
are beyond the reach of the central to our annual saving,
power station. There are other ways, of saving
Usually the farmer secures an e!-.about tne farm nome by means of
ectric plant with the idea of set- the use of electricity, such as electrie
ting most of the benefit from the(heat for the flat iron on ironing day,
electric light. And it is a very con- tbe operation of little grinders and
siderable benefit, for aside from the
pleasure and satisfaction of having
the most modern form of home-lighting,
there is a considerable saving
of time and labor about the house
and barn when the kerosene lamps
and lantern are put away and light
is obtained just buy turning a switch
here and there. If this saving is
only one-half hour a day, there is
180 hours a year saved, to be added
to the productive working time.
It is in the use of electric power,
however, that the most striking ex
amples of time and labor saving are
Wherever there is a machine about
the premises that someone ordinarily
must turn with a crank, that ma
chine can be run with a small elec
tric motor at a saving of time and
labor that every farmer is in duty
bound to consider at the present
Take the churn, cream separator.
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mAiio it It AN I PJLI.H. fo, si
years known as Best. Safest. Always Reliable
SOLD BY DRLGG1STS EVERYWHERE
DR. H. G. LEOPOLD,
Special Attention Given Diseases
ACUTE DISEASES TREATED
Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted
Night Calls Answered After Hoars
and Sundays by Appointment.
8:30 a. m. to 12:00 noon
1:30 p. m. to 5:30 p. m.
Coates Block Phone 203
fhhn.nf r . i ii "icuc usea a euro Kuaranteea in every case accepted
i?i!rf!.bi?2l ?moS.tP U?U1 red.write for book on Recta 1 Diseases, with name
nd testimonials of more than 1000 prominent people who hove been permanently cured.
DR. E. R. TARRY 240 Beo Building OMAHA, NEBRASKA
Drs. Mach & Mach, The Dentists
ments carefully sterilized afyer using.
THIRD FLOOR, PAXT0N BLOCK, OMAHA c
washingi machine. With an electric
motor there will be a saving, on the
average, of from 2Vi to 3 hours a
week from each of these machines.
Electricity from the farmer's own
plant, to run these machines will
cost no more than two cents an
hour. They can all be run by the
same small portable motor and nine
more hours a week, let us say, can
be saved for necessary hand labor.
Nine hours a week are 468 hours
more a year to be devoted to pro
ductive work. .
If the farm dairy "herd is milked
with a milking machine, that too
can be run with electricity, with a
minimum of care and attention and
with a saving of an hour of more
for the milking. So lets add to the
annual saving at least 365 hours on
account of the milking machine.
Then there are machines used oc
casionally, like the grindstone, the
fanning mill, horse clippers or sheep
shears, sausage grinder and others
that the. farmer will be, able to op
erate, ,the saving from which would j
easily total another 100 hours per
One of the most striking instances
of time and labor saving is found
j where a water pressure system is
operated by means of an electric nio-
Thus one can have water piped
for complete household service, kit-
chen, bath and laundry, without any
ence that are enjoyed in the modern
For the average farm, there is a
possible time and labor saving of
two hours a day
when a modern
the like, but the total of the items
mentioned runs up .to surprising fig
uresl743 hours a year.
Over seventeen hundred hours to
be added to the productive working
time on the average farm. Equal to
three-fourths of the time of a hired
man for the seven or eight months
he is actively employed on the farm.
When you ge: your newspaper,
you look with tremendous interest
to see what our boys are doing
"Over There." Wouldn't it discour
age you to get the idea that they
were not doing everything they could
to insure victory?
If they are to be kept in the full
flush of hope and courage, they must
know that all our resources are-be
ing employed as never before in
their behalf. They must not have
any reason to feel that the folks back
home are failing in any particular
to hold up their hands, to keep them
fed and clothed and in every way to
support them in this time of their
The farmer who knows that the
employment of modern equipment
driven by electricity, can add seven
teen hundred productive working'
hours to the time now available on
a farm, certainly owes it to himself.
and to our soldiers, to make a thor
ough investigation and find out just
what electricity would do to make
the hours "count" more for him and
to increase production on his farm.
Soft drink parlor and
alley. Will sell separate,
at once. J. E. McDanlel.
For Sale 6 room cottapre for home
or as investment. Price only $2000.
Income $210.00 per year. Has bath
room with new modern equipment;
city water, sewerage, gas and elec
tricity. R. B. Windham. Il-3td2tw
Read , the Journal Ads It Pays
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A mild system of treatment that cures Piles, Fistula and
other Recta 1 Diseases in a short time, without a severe sar
gical ODeration. No Chloroform. F.rhpr nr nth I
1 he largest and best equipped dental offices in Omaha.
Experts in charge of all work. Lady attendant. Mod- La
Porcelain fallings just like tocth. lnstru- Kj
CASS CO. FARM
V t'otmuu Devottl to
Loon I KarmiuK 1 liferent
President Wilson says that meas
tired by the man test, rather than
the acre 'test, the American farm
ers are the most efficient in . the
world. They produce less per acre,
but much more per man. The man
test is the better test. .
Lice and Mites
Chicken lice and mites get busier
than ever with the coming of warm
weather. Unless they are controll
ed at thi3 season, they will have s
marked effect on the. number of eggs
produced by laying hens and the
number of chicks raised. Specialists
of the 'Department of Agriculture
recommend that houses be thorough
ly cleaned, whitewashed or sprayed
with kerosene emulsion at this sea
son. The hens should also be pro
vided with a good dust box and in
sect powder should "be dusted among
Mit,es usually stay in the cracks
of the henhouses and under A the
roosts in the daytime, where they
lay their eggs. At night when the
fowls go to roost the mites come
out of their hiding places, attach
themselves to the fowls, and feed by
sucking the blood from the birds.
Provide a good dust, box contain
ing a mixture of road dust or wood
I ashes and allow the hens to dust
themselves. Dusting the hens by
hand is effective and is especially
recommended for setting hens and
fowls that are very much infested
with lice. Good homemade dust or
louse powder is made by mixing to
gether iy pints of gasoline and 1
pint of crude carbolic acid, with 4
quarts of plaster of Paris. Allow it
to dry, crush to a powder and work
it well into the feathers.
One of the most effective oint
ments used to destroy lice is a mix
ture of equal parts of blue .ointment
with vaseline or lard. Mix these
ingredients together ana apply a
small portion ( about the size or a
pea) to the top of the head under
the wings and around the vent
(Blue ointment should not be used
on hatching hens or small chicks.) ,
Profit on Binder Twine
Retailers of binder twine should
not be perfnitted to charge more
than a profit of two cents, per
pound. We are notified by the Food
Administration at , Washington that
a charge in excess of this amount
would be considered an unreason
able profit. Dealers in binder twine
should be advised to get their or
ders in early on account of the slow
freight movement. Farmers should
be advised to place their order early
so that the dealers may know the
amount required in each community
L. R. SNIPES,
Co. Ag. Agt.
DEPARTS FOR THE EAST TODAY.
From Monday's Daily.
(Capt. John Adams) Thomas Ken
nish, departed this morning for
Jcliet, 111., vhere he will visit with
his sister, Mrs. Clifford Sheppard, for
some days, and then go to Monroe,
Michigan, where he will also visit for
a time with his nephew Clifford
Shephard jr., and then depart for
Brooklyn X. Y., where he will make
his heme for the future. Uncle
Thomas Kennish is a great children's
i man, and his delight was to associate
with the little ones, and in his de
parting he wishes to send greetings
to all the children in Plattsmouth,
house keeping and a restaurant, and
that they may all have a good time.
DEPARTS FOR GREAT LAKES.
From Monday's Daily.
This morning Burl Biggs and wife
accompanied by Mr. Biggs parents,
C. II. Biggs and wife and a Ulster,
Mrs. Wm. Fox of Omaha, who has
visited here with her parents over
Sunday, departed for Omaha. Mr.
Burl Biggs w;ill go from there to
Great Lakes training station, where
he wilf be a carpenter for the govern
ment, and will be designated as car
penter mate, he having seen some
years in the service heretofore.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to express thanks for the
sympathy, and kindness expressed in
the flowers, which our many friends
here have-given their time sympathy
and flowers, at the funeral of our
son and brother Samuel Dean, whose
funeral occurred last Saturday.
MR. AND MRS J. L. DEAN.
EGGS FOR HATCHING
S. C. Rhode Island Reds and S. C.
White Orphington eggs for hatching
at $1.25 per 15, $G.00 per 100. A. O.
Ramge. phone 3513. fw
Flags at the Journal Office.
KAISER GALLS ON
TO HELP HIM WIN
ASSUMES LITHUANIA WILL BEAR
PART OF WAR BURDEN FOR
Attempt Made to - Enroll Its Army
Against Allies as in the Case
of Poland Recently.
Amsterdam, May 14, Emperor
William has issued a proclamation
concerning Lithuania in which he
says it IsA assumed Lithuania will
participate in the war burdens of
iiythe proclamation the "indepen
dence of Lithuania allied with the
German empire" is recognized. "We
assume that the assurance," the
proclamation says further, "will take
the interests of the German empire
into account equally with those of
Lithuania and that Lithuania will
participate in the war. burdens of
Germany, which secured her libera
tion." Former Russ State
Lithuania is one of the former
Russian border states which the
Germans have attempted to set up
as nominally independent countries
under German influence. Germany
is making every effort to exploit the
states economically, but, except In
the case of Poland, has not at
tempted to force the former Russian
subjects to fight with the German
army, as the emperor's announce
raent indicates may now be done in
Lithuania. The attempt to enroll
a Polish army on the same plea that
is now made in the case of Lithuania
was a failure and the "Polish
legions" were disbanded.
The Vorwaerts of Berlin said , re
cently that strong opposition was de
veloping among the Lithuanians to
transforming their country into
German "semi-federal" state. Entire
independence is demanded.
The Lithuanians number about
Says It is Unthinkable.
London, May 14. Emperor Wil
liam's message recognizing the inde
pendence of Lithuania allied with
the German empire, was received to
day with no enthusiasm by officers of
the Lithuanian National counci
"The assumption that Lithuania
will participate in the" war burden
of Germany means a contribution of
three things money, munitions and
men' the officers declared. "The
Irst we have not, as Germany has
already impoverished us; the second
we have no means of supplying be
cause we lack the hrst. Mhererore
Germany can have reference only to
men. Men from a self-declared de
mocracy to fight in the ranks of
autocracy? Unthinkable. Lithuania
would not consent. Are her citizens
to be dragooned into the ranks of
the kaiser? This would be ah abridg
ment of the sovereignty which Ger
many has already recognized, for
Chancellor Hertling's reply stated,
'We hereby recognize Lithuania as
free and independent.' "
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
PLATTSMOUTH STATE BANK
Of Plattsmonth, Nebr.
Charter No.. 786 in the Ktrfte of Ne
braska at the close of business
on May 10, 1918.
Loans and discounts $269, 689.49
Overdrafts . . 848.99
Bonds, securities, judgments.
claims, etc 1,383.59
Liberty Bonds . 42,450.00
Banking house, furniture and
Other real estate
Current expenses, taxes and
interest naid :
Due from National and State
Gold coin v
silver, nickels snd cents....
TOTAL. ....... S404.8S2.32
Capital stock paic in S 50,000.00
Surplus fund 10,000.00
Undivided profits 9,572.99
Individual deposits subject to
Demand certificates of de
Time certificates of deposit. 149,106.55
Cashier's checks outstanding1 3,256.4 1
Depositor's guaranty fund... 2,452.60
State of Nebraska) ;
County of Cass ) ss:
I, H. A. Schneider, Cashier of . the
above named bank do hereby swear
that the above statement is a correct
and true copy of the report made . to
the State Banking Board.
-H. A. SCHNEIDER.
J. M. ROBERTS, Director.
J. H. BECKER, Director.
Subscribed and sworn Uo before me
this 15th day of May, 1918.
A. L. TIDD,
(Seal) Notary .Public.
My Commission expires Oct. 16, 1921.
"The Red Cross may bring . him
back to you." ,
"COME THROUGH" IS A
MOST UNIQUE PHOTO-PLAY
Offers a Situation that is Different
from What One. Would Ex
pect in Natural Sequence
Jimmie, the "Possum" (Herbert
Rawlinson) was the best burglar in
Boston, but Jimmie had a big heart,
as Velma Gray found out. She was
in a terrible predicament.
Jimmie knew where there was
perfectly good $10,000 necklace that
was destined for a wedding present
But there were a whole lot of things
about the wedding present that Jim
mie did not know. He did not know
Velma (Alice Lake); he did not
know that she was marrying a cow
boy millionaire;-that daughter loved
another; that they two exchanged
exchanged letters in a knot hole of
an old apple tree; that a parson with
a book and a ring waited in a house
which he, Jimmie, intended to enter
and that the "other man'' was ex
pected by both the girl and the
millionaire at ten o'clock that night
This last ignorance was terribly im
portant to Jimmie, for he had chos
en this precise moment to enter the
French window into the back parlor
"Hands up," commanded a voice
and there was such western author
ity in it that Jimmie's hands went
up with alacrity. His feet obeyed
with the same alacrity when he was
ordered to stand up beside a beauti
nil girl whom he had never seen
and to "marry her or die."
That's some situation. That master
novelist and playwright, George
Bronson Howard, devised it, and it
is but the first situation in the most
exciting and entertaining story of
the year. This remarkable picture
produced by Universal film will be
the offering at the Gem theatre on
Sunday and Monday, May 19th and
20th. It is filled with inteVesting
and unusual incidents and you'll en
joy seeing it.
TO RAISE QUOTA
WITHIN TWO DAYS
THIS IS SLOGAN OF NEBRASKA IN
THE NEXT RED CROSS DRIVE,
STARTING MAY 20.
Omaha, May 13. One of th slo
gans of Nebraskans, all of whom are
going into the Red Cross drive hand
and heart, will be. "Put Her Over
the Top Inside of 4 S Hours."
For the next Red Cross drive,
starting May 20, the quota of Ne
braska has been set at $1, 300, 000. Of
this, Omaha's quota is $200,-000
This looks like a big sum of money to
raise, but, according to information
coming to the headquarters, both city
and state will go "over the top."
Work, however, is not going to cease
when the quota has been' raised. It
is the purpose of Hie workers to keep
right on and not stop until Ct uble
the sum asked for is in the treasury.
It is not believed that it is going
to be difficult to push the contribu
tions up to $2,500,000. The $1,300.
000 asked of Nebraska is an insigni
ficant sum when it is taken into con
sideration that this is much less than
$1 per capita for the state. And to
raise $200,000 in Omaha is looked'
upon as easy, it is oniy auoiu i.
cents per capita.
The United States, as a whole,
proposes to raise $100,000,000, and it
is' believed that Nebraska will be one
of the first units not only to come
forward with its quota, but to go 1 )0
per cent better.
The Red Cross drive that starts
May 20 is not to be a long drawn-
out campaign. It is the plan of the
local committee to push it to a whirl
wind finish and In Nebraska "clean
up cities and counties within Z4
hours, if possible. The time limit for
putting the state "over the top" has
been set at 4 8 hours. To do this
everybody must grasp the tow line
and pull. Information filtering in
to headquarters indicates thaL the
pulling" will be done.
John Livingston, one of our young
farmers south cf the city, has Just.
purchased a new car, this tinfe a six
Cylinder Reo, he having had a four
cylinder Reo, and thought he wou'd
ike to have a more powerful ma
chine. He made the purchase
through the T. L. Amlck agency, and
disposed of the old car he had to Mr.
Miss Anna Egenberger and little
niece Dorothy Baumgard, were pass
engers to Omaha this morning, -hete
they went to meet Mrs. Nick B.ium-
gart, who arrived today from Ctooks
ton, where" they have been making
their home for the past few years.
Mrs. Bauragarr will visit with her
mother Mrs. Mary Egenberger,-and
the others of the family for come
time. . f .
Tlio IIoum) vi JvupjH iihi'imer
Quality and Values
In the face of an unprecedented stortage of good
reputation for standard quality and values is being
The smart, form-fitted, military styles, such as
the double-breasted Upton shows here, calls for
skilled tailoring to insure satisfactory and lasting fit.
In every respect its' a time to rely on the resources
of THE HOUSE OF KUPPENHEIMER" for the
best interpreatibn of the season's style.
$22.50 to $37.50
FRANCE GALL FOR
PERSHING SAID TO APPROVE DI
VERTING ENGINES FOR
USE OF ALLIES.
Stated in Washington that the Out
put is Increasing Steadily at
the Present Time.
Washington, May 14T American
built Liberty motors may first reach
the fighting lines in France driven
by French and English scouts.
It was learned tonight that urgent!
requests from the allied governments
for early delivery of the American
engines have been received and are
being met. Shipments already have
heen made to Eneland and there are
intimations that General PershingT
approves diverting additional motors
to mpet French and British renuire-
ments, even if further delay to pro
duction of American scouts results
The British government, it is said,
after careful investigation of the en
gines by a special expert sent over
for that purpose, has been pressing
steadily for some thousands of mo
tors to be delivered for British ma
Difficulties Reported Overcome
The French experts, at first some
what doubtful of the Liberty motor,
are now asking for and will receive j
engines by July 1.
Difficulties with overheating, al
Ieged in a letter from Louis Carmen
read in the senate yesterday to make
the Liberty motor useless, are de
clared authoritatively to have been
Radiator trouble, was encountered,
particularly when machines which
had been Operated successfully in I
northern latitudes were taken south.
Thesp have been corrected, it is
. . i
Stated and the lubrication system of
the eneine improved to the point
where no further trouble is expect
ed from it.
To support their view that the
day of delays in aircraft production
are over, officials point out that last
month saw Liberties .delivered in
" u I
hundreds, and to present Indications j
that the output would be more than
doubled this month and steadily in
Output of Motor.
The output last month, so far as
known here, was greater than that
of any foreign motor, with the pos
sible exception of one 130-horsepower
type used in France. No high power
motor approaching the Liberty 4o0
figure was within sight of the Amer
ican output. It was to reach that
end in quantity production, it was
declared, that the liberty motor was
Actual trial of the availability of
the motor for a single-seated fighjMng
machine will soon be made. Two ma
chii es, one a seaplane, have been
designed and built in this country,
and will be ready for trial soon.
they represent the first efforts ever
made seriously to place such high
power in single-seated short-winged
wm. A. Gore and Lute Likewise
I were visitors in this city this after-
noon with the local exemption boart,
Lin an endeavor to have Mr. Gore
placed in a deferred classification in
order that he could continue to farm
for Mr. Likewise.
Miss Garnet Cory was a pas&engen
to Omaha this afternoon, whera sh(
spending the day with frien-.:s.
Miss Anna Snyder was a passenger
to Omaha this afternoon, where she
p spending the day with frtends.
jvirs. Homer jvicivay, wuu uu- uceu
very sick at her home with the gr'p
is reported as making some improve
ments and will soon be well ag.in.
Look for the announcement rn to
morrow of the opening of the New
Parmele theatre, under the new
Good late eating potatoes $1.00
bu. Red River Ohio Seed $1.25 iack-
ed, delivered your town. , Johnson
Bros. Nebraska City.
Catarrhal Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot reach
the diseased portion of the ear. There la
only one way to cure catarrhal deafness,
and that Is by a constitutional remedy.
Catarrhal Deafness la caused by an In-
?amed condition of the mucou. Unins; of
Inflamed you have a rumbling; Bound or lin-
v . v . ' " & . . . . . . j v i.vi.l.j
closed. Deafness 13 thu result. Unless the.
Inflammation can be reduced and this tube
restored to its normal condition, hearinr
will b destroyed forever. Many cases of
deafness are caused by catarrh, which Is
an inflamed condition of cho mucous sur
faces- Hall catarrh Meaicine acts thru
the blood on the mucous surfaces of the
we win give i One Hundred Dollars for
any ce of Catarrhal lusi-mes that cannot
be cun d t nail's catarrh Medicine, cir-
r. J. cuenlv & co.. Toledo, o.
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