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PL ATTSM OUTII, NEBRASKA. TFIURSDAY AUG. 1, 1887.
VOLUME XXIII. NUMllEIi 20
Faultless Family Msflicme
"I have usi'd Simmons Liver R-jgula-tor
for many yours, having inailo it
my only Family Medicine. My moth
er I n-for nit; was very partial to it.
It is a saff, good and ndiahlu medi
cine? for any disorder of the system,
and if used in time is a fre it pre
Ventaticr of ainkmss. I often recom
mend it to my friends, and shall con
tinue to do so.
"Kev. James M. Rollins,
" Pastor M. E. Church So. Fairfield, "Va."
TIME AND DOCTOR'S EILLS SAVED
by always fret piny Simmons Licer
lityulutor til the house.
"I have found Simmons Liver Regu
lator the best family medicine I ever
used for anything that may happen,
have used it iu Indigkbtion, Colic,
Di aruikka, Biliousness, and found
it to relieve immediately. After eat
ing a hearty supper, if, on going to
bed, I take about a teaspoonful, I
never feci the effects of the supper
"OVID G. SPA! IKS,
"Ex Mayor Macon, Ga."
o X' ii v ; h x i' i s i:
lias our 23 Stamp in red on front of wrapper.
J. H.Zeilin & Co., Philadelphia. Pa,
lri"e. 1. OO.
c o u'oina g Let js .
Deputy Treasurer, -
Clerk of Di-tiiet Court,
Surveyor, - -
Supt. of l'ub Schools,
llOAHI) of sur
Louis Foirz, Cli'iu.,
A. 15. Toii,
A. 15. Dicksox,
I). A. CAMl'MKLL
,J. M. Hon I n.sox
- C, C MCPIIKKSUN
V. C. SHOWALTKK
J. C KlKKXHAK
li. C. V ROMANS
AM.KN 15KKS -N
NO. XI. A. O. U. W. Meets
cvcrv a.lrern;it- 1'ridav evening at It. of 1.
li;M. Transient Promer are respetniuiiy in
vited to attend. F. K. Wliite, Master Workman ;
It. A, ' aite. Foreman ; F. J. Morgan. Overseer ;
J. E. Morris. Ueeordcr.
(1ASS CAMP N(),:tt', MODFltX WOODMEN
J of America Meets seeond and fourth Mon
d ay evening at K. i L. liall All transient
brother are reiuested to meet witli u. I.. A.
Newcomer, Venerable Consul ; W.C. W'illetts,
"Worthy Adviser ; 1', Merges, Ex-Hanker ; J. K.
1ILATTSMOUTII UMMlE Nf. 8, A. O. V. W.
Meetn every alternate Fiiday evening at
Stockuood hall at SoVl.icx. All transient broth
ers are respectfully invited to attend. ". A.
iutsclie, M. W. ; ir. C, Green. Eoremaa : S. C.
Wilde. Keeorder ; S. A. Newton. er. overseer.
McCONIHlE POST 45 G. A. R.
Sam. M.Chai'MVN- Commander,
C. S. Twiss Senior Vice
K. A. B.vrrs Junior " "
John W. Woods Adjutant.
Al'(ii:8T Taktscii O. M.
15KN.1. Hkmi-i.k uftieerof the Day.
John C'okkigax vuard
8. P. Hollo wav, Serut Major.
11. It. 11 VINOSTllN', Post .Sllleon
Ai-eiiA Vnl;it r, Post t baplain
Kegular meetings, 2nd and 4ih Thurs-.i'y ot
eacl month at Post Headquarter in llock--wood
ATTOKXKY3 AT LAW.
BEESON & SULLIVAN". Attorneys at Law.
Will give prom; ! .f.eiuion to ail business
intrusted to them. Oiiioj ia Cuion Block, East
side, Plattsmouth, lcb.
J AS. S MATHEA.s, Attorney nt Office
over M. B. Murphy Co's store, south side of
Miin between 6th and (itii streets. 21tf .
KOBEET B. WINDHAM. Notary Public and
Attorney at Law. Otliee over rtai k of
Cass County. Platismouth, Neb. Ollice tele
phone No. 7 ; resilience. No. (J.
JOHN A. DA VIES. A ttorn-y at Law. Office
with K. B. Windham, over Bank of Cass Co.
Platismolth, .JauTlyi Nkhkaska.
PHYSICIANS and suhueoxs.
1 W. COOK, M. l.. Phv-ician and Surgeon.
i Ofllc at Fisher's Drug Store, Tlalts
1- L. SIGGINS, M. D.. rhy.'ician and Sur
geon. t)ne door west of Bennett's store.
OHlce hours from la to 12 a. m. and from 3 to 5
and7to9p. m. Besidenee. comer Ninth and
Elm street Mrs. Leviugs' hoube. lelepuoue
at ofllce and house.
CIIAKLOTTE I. NOUTON, PLAINTIFF,
WM. A. NORTON. DEFENDANT.
Tn Wm. A. Nor! on. non resident defendant
Vmi are herebv notine-l that on the 2Mb day
July, Charlotte I. Norton Hd a petition
t!ie District Court of Cass
County. Nebrs';a. the object and prayer of
which is to obtain a divorce from yon on the
grounds of habitual drunkenness, cruelty. non
cupport and abandonment. Flaiut'lt also prays
lor the custody f Mari.ui E. Norton, minor
child. You are required to ans.ver said i eiition
on or before Sept. 5: n.lsT.
Ciiaiil .i tk I Xohtox. by
li. B. WlXllHAM.
J )HX A. D.W1 KS,
19 Attorneys for Plaintiff.
ftv virtue of an execution Issued by W. C.
Showalter. Clerk of the District Court within
and for Cas euuntv. Nebraska, and to me di
rected. I will ou the 12lh day of August. A D.
187. at 11 o'clock h m , of xaid day at the south
door of the Court House m said county, sell at
public auction, the follow leg real estate to-wit :
Lots one (1) two (2) and three (3) in bloejt sev
eu (7) in Duke'. addition to the city of Platts-
uiouth, Cass count v, Nebraska.
The same being levied upon and taken as the
property of George V. Fairfield, defendant ; to
satisfv a tudtrmeut o' aid Courr recovered by
Solomon i Nathan, plamtifls, against taid (te
fendant. I'lattsmouth , Neb.. .Inly 2nd A. H..153.
J. C. Kl K E r N BA It v.
jg-5 Sheriff Cas County, Neb.
Misses laced ' serge shoes 33 and
-y ox"d. 50 cents only, at Merges. 14tf
Council met Tuesday evening in regu
lar adjourned session, Messrs. Dutton and
Murphy being absent. Minutes of the
meetings for July were read and approv
ed. A proposition from the South Park
managers agreeing to give the city block
32. containing 5 acres, if the city would
immediately place a substantial fence a
round the grounds, build a stand, supply
water works and make such other im
provements as were deemed advisable,
was referred to the committee on parks.
A communication from Gooodwin D.
Swe.ey, director Nebraska weather ser
vice, of Crete, was read, in which he pro
posed to furnish Plattsmouth, through
the government, the signal service weath
er predictions for this district, free, pro
vided the city would have them called
for at the telegraph office and promptly
displayed by cards and flags, and also
that a monthly report be made as to the
correctness of the predictions and sent to
Crete. Postmaster Wise offered to make
the report and display the cards gratus.
The proposition was accepted and the
council instructed the committee on fire
and water to get permission and erect a
flag pole at the corner of Merges' block,
with pulleys and ropes attached so as to
raise and lower the flags conveniently.
A communication was read from the
Plattsmouth Land and Improvement
company in which it desired to incorpor
ate in the city of Plattsmouth a portion
of sections 12 and 13, range 13 east. On
motion of Mr. "White the matter was re
ferred to the judiciary committee.
The next communication was from the
Plattsmouth Street Railway company,
which company desired to begin at once
to construct their tracks and as they de
sired to lay them permanently it would
be necessary for the grades established
to be built on the streets they wished to
occupy, in order for them to do so, and
they asked the council to give the matter
their attention and have the work done.
The route of the track and the streets de
sired graded were as follows: On Main
from 3rd to Cth; on 7th from Main to
Vine; on Vine from Cth to Washington
Ave.: ou Washington Ave. from its be
ginning to Locust, thence on Locust to
11th, thence ou 11th to Oak and thence
on Oak to the city limits. On motion of
Mr. McCallen the matter was referred to
the committee on streets alleys and
The committee appointed to canvas
Main street property owners as to their
choice of paving material, reported 27G
feet front favored Sioux Falls Granite,
44 feet favored Colorado sandstone, 330
feet favored asphalt and 132 feet had
no choice between asphalt and the other
stones, and 572 feet favored cedar block,
while quite a number did not care and
others expressed themselves willing to go
with the majority. On motion of Mr.
Weckbach the matter was laid on the ta
ble. A communication was then read from
Mrs Harriet B. Sharp,in which she stated
she had been compelled to pay, in order
to save her property, lot 7, block 48, for
the taxes of '71 and '73, with interest,
$4(5.17, and that before her husband's
death he teld her the taxes were all paid
and she was certain they were all paid as
she had receipts for the county taxes of
the same years, but receipts for the city
taxes could not be found. The $46.17
was mostly interest and 6he asked that it
be refunded. The matter was referred
to the committee on claims.
A communication from the city attor
ney in reference to the judgment render
ed against the city in the United States
court in the case of Reid against the city
of Plattsmouth, was read and referred to
the committee on finance. Mr. Weck
bach said the amount was not large and
it ought to be paid before the city bonds
were placed on the market.
The board of public works reported
two estimates for the paving of paving
district No. 1. On motion of Mr. Week-
back the report was laid on the table.
Mr. Gruesel offered a resolution auth
orizing the board of public works to ad
vertise for bids for the con struction of a
system of storm sewerage for Plattsmouth
The resolution was adopted.
Mr. Gruesel also offered a resolution
authorizing the board of public works to
advertise for bids for the paving of pay
ing district number 1, which was adopt
An argument was then instigated by
Mr. C. W. Sherman, of the Journal, con
cerning a cow belonging to his neighbor,
Mr. Adams, which had been arrested three
times and pounded once. Mr. Sherman
asked that the cost of getting the cow
out the last time be refunded to Mr.
Adams as the cow's being at large waa
not his fault The council decided that
the cost was. a fee and not a fine and
the council had no power to refund a fee.
On motion of Mr. Gruesel the mayor
appointed Messrs. Weckbach, Gruesel
and Jones as a committee to canvas the
vote of the special elections. The com
mittee made the canvas and report im
mediately, which was accepted.
Complaints were then made by Mr.
Weber against the condition of the sike-
walk on Washington Ave. between th
and 8th streets; by Mr. White of the con
dition ot the walk in front of a Mr. Pe
terson's, the boards being nailed on one
side only and the sun warped them; and
by Mr. McCallen of the condition of the
walk south of the Pacific house, and of
the hole in the Vine street bridge.
Council then adjourned.
THE LATEST NEWS.
SIIIillMAN IN CANADA.
Toronto, Aug. 2. Senator Sherman
and party arrived here today.
A CANADIAN TACIKIC SUBSIDY.
London, August 2. The government
has decided to subsidize the Canadian
Pacific route for transportation of British
Cairo, 111., Aug. 2. A severe shock of
earthquake occurred here at 12:30 this
morning; it lasted thirty seconds. It stop
ped many clocks and frightened the peo
ple. No damage was done.
CnoLEIlA AT MALTA.
London, Aug. 2. Advices from Malta
say there have been two fatal cases of
cholera there and that foul bills of health
are being issued to vessels departing
SOUTH AMERICAN FAMINE.
New York, August 2. Advices from
Panama dated July 22 say: The famine
which is raging at Antioguia ia at its
height. In San Vicente two children in
one family have died of starvation. Twen
ty thousand dollsfB have been raised in
Medellin, but this is not enough. The
relief committee in Rio Negro has 200
families to support.
THE SHAKE AT NASHVIIXE.
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 2. Earthquake
shocks were felt a little before 1 o'clock
this morning throughout Tennessee, ex
cept in the extreme west portion. There
were several vibrations, two shocks being
severe and one lighter. In many towns
windows rattled and pictures fell from
the walls. Women were badly frighten
cd and children awakened.
VICTORY FOR THE GENTILES.
Salt Lake, Utah, August 2. The re
turns are not all in of yesterday's election,
but the gentiles elect two and perhaps
three members of the council branch of
the legislature in a total of twelve, and
three and perhaps four members of the
ower house out of a total ot twenty-tour .
the gentiles consider this a victory, be
ing far the best they have ever been able
CHARGED TO CARELESSNESS.
St. Thomas, Ont., Aug. 2. The coron-
ner's jury in the railway holocaust here
July 15. brought in a yerdict this morn
ing. The jury concluded that the acci
dent was due to the carelessness oi omciais
and employes of the Grand Trunk Rail
way company Conductor Spettigue was
committed on a charge of manslaughter.
RELEASED ON BAIL.
Chicago, August 2. Late this after
noon Dr. St. John succeeded in securing
bondsmen and was released from cus
tody. There was nothing of special in
terest in the boodle trial to-day. War
den Frey has again been released on bail,
new bondsmen having been secured.
List of Letters
Remaining unclaimed, in the Postoffice
at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Aug. 3, 1887
for the week ending July 23.
Billlg. D. T. Broini , Mrs. E . A.
Brown, Mrs. Mary E. Bryan, Thomas
Bell, Chas. E. C'ark.E.
Crabtree, Peter Drain, William
Freeman, Miss Ella L. IToeter, F. B.
Goodman. John Gardner, J. F.
Hough, Clement Herrlon. H. Vf. 2
Holden. Wm. Jacobs, Mrs. Annie'
Josepson, Amandus Jonson, Miss A. M.
Kessler. C. T. Krally,Georgj
Long, Mrs. A. E. - Mills, Clinton
Mcintosh, Charles Mason, Mrs. Loura
Maher, W. W. McComsey, Tommie
Mix, C. W. O'Neill, Miss F. M.
Price, Mrs. ITannah PriceMisses N. & F.
Koaengreer, . Z. Stump:. W. A.
Scbaffer, John Swearwlngen, Mrs.M.
Sherman. Filop Tompkins. MUs C.
Wallengren, David Worrell. Miss Era
Weeks, W. H.
Persons calling for any of the above
letters will please say "advertised."
J. N. Wise. P. M.
By virtue of an order of sale Issued by W. C,
Showalter. Clerk of the District Court witbUi
and for Cass couuty. Nebraska, and to me dl-
rooteri I Will OB ttlR Ull CI XV OI MPDE. A IJL
1887. at II o'clock A. M., of caid day at the
South door of Court House la said county.
Sell at Fublio Auction. the following realeecaie
Lots one (1), two (2). three (3) aad 10
eleven fill and twelve (12) In Block Eignttx'n'
(18) in Dukes addition to the City of f latts-
moutn, ass county, iv eoraKa. wiiu me rnv
ileees and appertenances tkarennts belon
In ir or in any wise annertauine.
The same being levied upon and taken as
the croDertv of Eva a. r am hot! and L. Y am
hoff Defendants ; to satisfy a Judgment of aidi
Court recovered Dy David a BaDDlugton
t'laintm, agaiost eaia aeienaants.
Plattsmouth, Neb.. Aug. 3d A. D. 18ST.
J. C. ElKKXBiBT,
20-5 Sheriff Cass County, Neb,
The time of lovers Is brief:
Krom the fair first Joy to tho grief
That tells when love is grown old.
From the warm, wild kiss to the cold.
From the red to the whito rose leuX,
They have but a neaiiou to soein
As rofco leaves lost on a stream.
That part not and pass not apart.
As a spirit from dream to dream.
As a sorrow from heart to heart.
HORACE GREELEY'S FARM.
The Famous I'hiloaopher Xot Noted for
Manual DexterityFond of Foreiits.
Everybody who has been at Cbappuqua re
members the picturesqueness of the Greeley
farm and the beauty of the woods, thu deep
ravine, the stream flowing through it and the
broad meadows, rescued from a swamp by
drainage, below. It has a number of Fpriuga
at accessible points, where Mr Greeley used
to stop aud drink, rarely skipping one as he
went along. A tin cup adjuceut to each
might be found always, when no ill inten
tioned wayfarer had spirited it away. Once
I amused him exceedingly when a cup was
missing at one of the springs by folding up a
capacious leaf and improvising a cup from it,
from which we both drank. lie had no idea
so simple a trick could be done.
I am sure manual dexterity is something
to which I can lay but the feeblest claim, but
now I think of it I do not remember that Mr.
Greeley ever exhibited it even iu a primitive
form. No utensil on the farm was ever con
structed or repaired by him, I imagine, nor
had he any faculty, you would observe, in a
mechanical direction. He could chop down a
tree, but more often his work was trimming
the trees up and cutting away the under
brush on the hillside. He often pointed with
pride to the tall branchless poles in his woods,
from which the thip builders might select
their masts if occasion demanded.
I once asked him, when he was vigorously
at work there in May, cutting down the al
ders full of sap and leaf, if spring was not
the wrong season for that kind of work. And
I mildly suggested that if they were cut in
the fall his toil would be much more effective.
But he said: "Now is always my time for
anything. Pretexts for putting oif work are
the lazy man's argument." He had a fond
ness for forests, as if the spirit of the Dryads
had somehow infected him.
He was proud of his meadow, converted
from a swamp, but the woods he worshiped.
He bought eighty acres of timber land, I
think, at one time, and sowed the portion
that had been deJorested with locusts and
chestnuts. He thought that every barren
knoll or rocky summit that the plow could
not ameliorate should be sown or planted
with trees. Joel Benton in Tho Cosmopolitan.
Civil Service In England.
A large portion of the real work of the de
partments In England is done by what are
known as "writers," who are paid thirty
shillings, or about $7.50, per week. These
men are employed by the hour, and a "tem
porary tenpehny," as he is called, is bandiod
about like a shuttlecock from one department
to another. No matter how much ability
these men have they never rise, and some of
them have been known- to remain thirty years
lu the service at this rate. Marvin, the author
of "Our Public Offices," declares that merit
is a term not recognized in the civil service of
Great Britain. Advancement above the line
proceeds by means of seniority, incessant re
organization, or influence. The system, he
says, "puts a premium on incapacity; and if
it makes a mistake now and again in getting
rid of a man of merit, it. 1 w.-v .--ticks Cct o
The underlying vice of the British system
is utter lack of ambition and idleness. The
efforts to kill time take various forms in the
departments. In some, newspaper reading;
in others, political discussions, and in others,
tippling. Many of tho government clerks. I
am reliably informed, keep liquor of all kinds
in their desk, and refresh themselves behind
the lid. A man has to be a confirmed drunk
ard, indeed, before you can dismiss him from
the British service, if he happens to be a
clerk. The work required of him being prac
tically. nothing, his habits do not interfere
with that, and his associates, as a rule, make
no complaints. The heads of departments
have no authority over the clerks, for they
come and go, but the barnacles go on for
ever. No supervisory visits ara ever made
to any branch of the service, and the clerks
who cannot be removed are masters of the
situation, and, as a rule, laws unto them
selves. Whenever a spurt of work comes on,
enough "tenpenny writers" are put on to do
it itobert tr. Porter in Chicago Inter Ocean.
A Strange mixture of Blood.
Probably the strangest mixture of blood
that can be found anywhere in this country
among what are known as the upper classes
occurs in our northwestern cities, notably in
St. PauL In tho early days the French
voyageurs and the Scotch employes of tht
Hudson Bay company frequently intermar
ried with the Indians and brought up large
families of half breeds. These intermarried
with the Americans who settled in this sec
tion of the country, and in the course of a
few years became the social leaders in the
cities that grew up as if by magic. Indian
blood, therefore, is, in the northwest, never
considered as a disgrace, and the most sty
lish young ladies thought nothing of enter
taining their grandmothers, who were Indian
squaws. The Indian men seldom appeared,
but the women were very fond of visiting tht
cities for short periods and then returning to
In one case the ancestress of one of the
most prominent families in St. Paul used tc
visit her descendants twice a year, but nevet
could be induced to sleep in a house, and the
entrance to the handsome mansion was occu
pied by the tepee of the old grandmother
whenever she paid a visit to her grandchil
dren. This was not an isolated instance, but
one of a number, and thirty years ago tht
spectacle of a lady dressed in the height of
fashion, accompanied by a withered squaw
clad in skins and a blanket, was so common
on tho streets of St. Paul as to attract littlt
attention. George Lv Bostwick in Globe
Upon a bet a Kansas man killed, cleaned,
cooked and ate a chicked in less than fifteen
minutes. Lots of women take longer time
than that every morning pounding the dish
rag to make the next door neighbors believe
they are cooking beefsteak for breakfast.
If realty is what you want examine
the 6th column on page 2 of the Herald.
For a short time
Fir n ts9 T. t watt c Tm n r .
ALL, THE IATES-T NQYELTIES.
Swiss and Hamburg Embroideries and Flouncing
A. Comploto 3Lino cf iRobcs, ia
"Wh.it and Coloi-a, of th.
-:-OUR GOODS ARE ALL NEW-: -And
you arc invited to call.
TL. B 11 IJ1
IS El H A lea
We Announce Without Further Notice a
Commencinp: TO-DAY, JULY
-AS THIS' IS
without reserve, it will be to the
ot Cass County to
Having in view the interests
multitude to share the benefits of
consideration sell to other dealers
under this clearance sale.
DO HOT DELAY !
We go to New York soon to make our Fall Purchases,
and we kindly request all of our friends indebted to us ta
call as early as possible and adjust their accounts.
Yours Respectfully, ' '
SOLOMON & NATHAN.
j . Whito Front
Main Street, -
- THIS I
only ivi will oiler
12th, and continuing untii
lis H In Ota
individual interests of all citizens
take advantage of the
ot our customers, and to enable the
this great sale, we will under no
wholesale lots of goods embraced
Dry Goods Hcuso.
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