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WEEKLY HERALD: PLATTS MOUTH, NEBRASKA, JULY 17 1890.
The l'atcnt Clipper Fly Net
has meshed bottoms which can
not tannic and lashes at the top
which won't catch in the harness.
OA Lap Dusters
5A Ironsides Sheet frr".4.
5A Clipper Fly Nets ro:ss"m-
CtJUBl fcW A"""
)0 other stj
100 other styles of Sjl Horso Sheets and
Nets, at prices to suit everybody, ror
all dealers. If you can i get iueu,
CHEAP AND STRONC.
20 other styles 5-A Nets, prices to sutt all
WSL AYKES&KOXS, PHILADELPHIA.
bold ly all dealers.
Thk census retunrs so fur received in
dicate that the mortgage indebtedness of
the country is hardly more than one-
fourth as much as the democratic speak
trs and organs haye been representing,
A 1isconnt of three-fourths is about the
usual rule with regard to assertions fron
While our liberal friends are attribut
inr the "ain of Nebraska over Kansas to
the "blighting effects of prohibition,'
why do not they look arouna ior me
reason that N'br.-iska has be en outstrip
ping Kentucky and Missouri at a mucl
greater rate than she lias beaten "Kansas?
Let us preserve the unities. Kentucky
makes tl,e stuff and Missouri drinks it
I, nt it. (Lirsn'i. seem to have helped them
much. On the other hand, Georgia is id
most solidly prohibition, and she is mak
ing great strides in wealth and progress
Tut: Atlanta Cons itution grows tierce
on r thH fi (1. ral election bill, and hisses
this defiance through it teeth: "The
democrats will see to it that the provi
sions of the measure, if it becomes a law,
are made as effective in the north as at
south. In this way the people of the
north will be given a large dose of the
republican medicine that was only in
tended for the southern states." It will
be hard on the Tainmmy tiger to tke
this medicine, but the remainder of the
people of the north will not be incon
venienced by the very largest dose that
can be administered. As a rule the north
wants honest elections, and a little whole
some law will cause no squirming up
The funeral obsequies of Willet Pctten
! r tioK place yesterday from the re
: i b n e of Mr Joseph M. Roberts of tins
(in, ai d the luit that was mortal of one
of on oldest ci'izei.J wai laid away in
Oak Hiil cemetery to know no more of
life!- strifes and iii-
.Mr. IVttenger came to Nebraska in
ih" early fifties; was one of the pioneer.-
ot V.u.n Cojnty, having, previous to his
advent lure, finished his law education
in 'mi iniiMti, Ohio, the state of his birth
lie cairn: to the wei-t with much better
opportunities than the average young
man, bringing with him a comfortable
lorti!i:e for those days, lie was a well
i . ad lavyr of more than ordinary abil
ity, i.ml lor tome years, during our i-r--
, -i . i ... . i i . .
11 oilai liCl'loil, i-ujovea a comiori 1011-
praetkc, yet he never succeeded in h:-
nrolession with his contemporaries of
tenitoiial days, who engaged in t he
practice of the law about the same time
that he did. lie was considered honest
in business and true to his clients, and.
had he abstained from the use of alco
liolic drinks and avoided the dram shop,
he might have been a useful and influen
tial citizen. As it was, he allowed his
appetite to haye control and as the years
grew upon him and youth's fever cooled,
his mental forces gradually succumbed t
the insideous use of strong diink, Lis
clients disappeared and he came to look
upon his fellow citizens as ungratefu
and uuapprcciative of his abilities and
Mr. Pottenger, as his practice disap
peared, became solicitous for politiea
preferment, and having been instrumental
in the election of Phenneas W. Hitchcock
to the United States senate, was named
by that gentleman for an important posi
tion in the U. S. Laud office in Utah Ter
ritory, to which place he at once removed
He filled the position of register of the
land office in Utah for u short perioc
when he was remoyed for cause and re
turned with his family to Plattsmouth
lie again unsuccessfully attempted to
practice law; from that time on he held
the positions of police judge and justice
of the peace until during the past year.
He was famous for his witty sayitig
and was known throughout the slate by
the early settlers for his quaint estimates
of men and measures of territoiial day
The life failure of Willett Pottenger is
a lesson for the young men of the state.
He came to Nebraska full of hope, with
bright prospects of usefulness, a good
knowledge of his profession and ample
means with which to comfortably estab
lish himself in business at once. The op
portunities which were seized upon by
men like Marquett, Mason, Poppleton,
Woolworth, Loke, and many others of
his contemporaries of our early days,
were allowed to slip through his hands
and thus failure must be written upon a
life which opened with promise and
closed with despair.
p-rs i.ul view, and it is a great pleasure
to stroll with the writer aud artist through
he elegant apartments and the famous
.icture-galiery, the latter containing
some of the rarest works of art in Ameri
ca. This August number should be seen
y everybody, if for this feature alone;
nit it contain otber features ciuallv in
ten -riiir. not the P-u-t i wnicn is an ac
count of "Tlx- ob( rainmtrgau Passion
Play," which is illustrated not only with
a pit lure of the bavarian village where
the play i- now being enacted, but also
with many ol tin-t il b-'iuN'shou n in the
hi-torical pel tonusim c. 1 litre is iuso a
. , . . i i.-i :.. .1 . 1 1.
complete novelette iy iiceu j.u.aoi m
of liom aiiia i '-Carmen Syiva"). preceded
by Iter portait and fine iliu-trations of her
summer castle and hi r boudoir. The
olln r article.- and stories are all of the
hi'dn -t order, and beautifully illustrated,
forming a midsummer number of rare
merit, which is enhanced by a sea-shore
water color frontispiece of artistic value.
Published by W. Jennings Demorest, 15
East 14th .St., New York.
IRON ORE MUST BE PROTECTED.
In a recent interview at Youcgstown,
Old :, says the Pittsburg Dispatch, Mr.
C. II. Andrews, the pioneer of the coal
and iron business in the Mahoning Yal
ley, was asked as to the future of the
trade and the development of the ore
business, and said: "The coal and ore
trade is growing very rapidly. The
shipments of ore have increased until
last year it jumped to 7,000,000 tons,
anil it will be but a few years until from
10,000,000 to 15,000,000 tons will be
landed at lake ports. The demand is
increasing, by reason of the erection of
furnaces, ami more will be erected
through the Mahoning and Shenaugo
Valleys. The coal trade is increasing
and large shipments are being made to
the northwest anel Canada. The sooner
we build a steel plant here the better.
We can make steel as cheaply as any
where and the rolling mills would take
the entire product. The duty placed on
tin by the MeKinley bill should stain',
as it would greatly beucfiit the country,
causing the erection of rolling mills and
employing thousands of men.
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Montoomekt county, Iowa, has bad
her mortgage records examined for the
past ten years and has found out that
since prohibition went into effect that
mortgagee have grown less quite rapidly
Here is what the Red Oak Independent
says:" "The special agent who has been
examining the mortgage records finds
that the total number of mortgages re
corded between January 1st, 1880 and
January 1st, 18J0, in Montgomery coun
ty are 5,707. Of these G7 per cent have
- cancelled. The average rate of interest
- is C I per cent. A noticeable fact is that
f the year of 1!89 leads all others in the
-number of mortgagea cancelled.
The above shows what benefit a com
v munity derives from prohibition.
The supreme court of Virginia has just
- decided, on an appeal case, that the com
mercial yalue of a wife can properly be
augmented, by her character, and that in
a suit for damages caused by killing her
-;!!rr..i had been done in the case
l- ' proper and right to in
crease the -ut in the verdict upon
evidence proving her superiority. The
court said: "If the character and con
duct of the wife be loch that her death
will cause but little .sorrow, suffering,
aad mental anguish to the husband, then
the fair and just proportion of the dam
ages to be awarded by the jury will bo
- measured accordinly. But if, on the
- contrary the wife be loving, tender, and
dutiful to her husband; thrifty, indusri--ous;
economical and prudent as the evi
dence in the case proved-then her price
is far above rubies, and the loss of such a
,dfe of such a helpmeet, of such infla
,ce of such a blessed and potent minis
try and campanionship, & a proper de
ment of damages to be considered by the
ry in fixing the solatium to be awarded
to the husband for tearing her from his
i eart and home." -Syracuse Journal.
NO FREAKS OF LIGHTNING.
People talk about "freaks of light
ning," there is no such thing as a "freak'
of the electric fluid, remarks the Boston
Globe. The duration of a flash is but
one tenth of a second, but in that time
the fluid has picked out the easiest path
to the earth and gone over it. When it
strikes a building its tortuous track from
roof to ground is laid out by the same
simple lay that guides a stream of water
down the hillside. The brook winds
here and there, always following the line
of least resistance; the electric fluid does
just the same. If a bolt were to strike
a house a second time in the place origi
nally struck it would follow the same
track to the ground that it did before,
provided the conditions were the same.
It always takes the easiest track, al
though that track may sometimes look
very odd. One instance in particular
illustrates this. It happened on Belmont
street in Maiden, Mass., in August of
1878. The house that was struck was
occupied by one George Chapman. He
was a lightning rod agent, and curious
ly, did not have any rods on his house,
which was a one story cottage, ilrs.
Chapman was alone in the house when a
heavy thunder shower came up.
She was very fearful of lightning, and
shut herself in an unfinished closet under
the stairs. A bolt struck a tall tree
twenty-five feet from the house and
splintered it to a point within twelve feet
of the ground; then, leaving the tree, it
sprang twenty-five feet to the corner of
the house, ran along the entire length cf
the building and went down the iron
sink spout to the ground. The beam
along which it ran passed through the
unfinished closet, and Mrs. Chapman's
head must have been against it, for the
bolt passed through her head and killed
Wiikn the business men who opjo.-u
prohibition from a business standpoint
get around to it we trust they will ex
plain how money spent for liquor clothes
the children of the men who spend it,
how it pays grocery bills, settles with the
butcher, buys books, liquidates taxes,
cancels the rent, maintains charities, re
lieves the unfortunate, and contributes
to the general prosperity. They say it
does all these things and docs them so
well that no other agency can supply its
place. Please, gentlemen, lift the cur
tain and unveil the figures.
The man who opposes prohibition be
cause he likes to drink is all right in one
essential respect. He is at least honest.
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B. & M. Shop Notes.
From Saturday s Daily
The sun has beat right down most all
of this week. A few of the boys had to
go home on that account.
Charles Krecek took his gang of eight
men Tuesday morning to help Mr. Alix
unload cars at the store house, as the rush
of business made more work than Mr.
Alix's men could do.
Frank Mayers, who works in the plan
ing mill,Jby accident got a stick of timber
in the wheel of his machine, and as the
wheel turned the stick hit him a seyere
blow on the side of the neck. He is off
Mr. Otto Koss, a painter for the B. &
M., goes to Lincoln this evening to com
mence work for the street railway com
pany of that city.
Mr. John Hanrahan and Mr. Frank
Grimes, who have been at work in Lin
coln store house, are again at work here
in the store house.
The great moral question of the day
discussed with great enthusiasm
among the "boys."
The shop boys all say "a good rain
is now in order.
We are all curious and it is surpris-
ing now curious we are 10 noun mc
way other people live, especially well
known people. For several months we
have been treated to glimpses into "Seme
Homes Under the Administration, ' in
Washington, in a fine series of beautiful
illustrated articles in Demorest's Family
Magazine. In the August number (just
arrived), Postmaster-General Wanam'ak
er's mansion is thrown open to us, and
we are charmed with its beauties. The
handsomely executed illustrations give
us every detail as accurately a9 would a
Liberty precinct will have a candidate
before the republican convention at
Weeping Water the 19th for county com
missioner for the second district, in the
person of Chas. Swan. Mr. Swan is &
well-to-do farmer residing near the pros
perous little city of Union and stands
well in that community, and is regarded
as a man of good business qualifica
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Jones were sum
moned to Omaha yesterday by reason of
the serious illness of their daughter-in-law,
Mrs . Dallas Jones.
Saturday, the ten year old daughter
of an immigrant family by the name of
Tripp, from Colorado, died of diphtheria
at McLaughlin's near the poor farm
and was burietl in the pauper's field of
Oak mil cemetery yesterday by the coun
ty, the family being in such circum
stances that they were compelled to ask
assistance of the county commissioners
in making the burial.
Mr. and Mrs. Bird Critchjifjd, of Platts
mouth, Neb., who visited m this vicinity
several weeks, were made the victims of
At the "Daylight Store" from now until Sept. 1st, AVe shall clear cut all our seasonable goods such a3
CIIALLIES. LAWNS, EMBIIODERLES, LACES, COMMON SATEENS, FRENCH SATEENS, ETC
At Trices That Will Probably Sell Them All in Two Weeks.
rnn(1 heavT muslins, full'standard and one yard wide, 5c per yard worth Sc. Best Calicos, 5c worth 7c per yard.
Indigo blue calicos, Gjc worth 10c. Good lawns, fast colors, 3dc worth iic
Heavy sheeting, 9c worth 12c Ammencan sateens 10c worth loc
Best French sateens, yard wide, 25c worth G5c,
All other goods in proportions, including Carpets. Millenary, and by the way we shall give the people a
eenuine surprise in the way ot boots and shoes. We keep a large line of the "Celebrated
M. D. Wells & Co.," good. If you want to buy cheap, keep your eyes open
j. v. weckbacb; & soar,
a pleasant surprise on the evening prior
to their departure from nere. r
day evening, July 2, was the anniversary
of their wedding day, and about a hun
dred and twenty-five friends and rela
tives gathered at the home of William
TTrUe in Ripley, to show their respect
and honor to the couple whose life-boat
.apt to have been launched upon peace
ful waters, and is gliding in the way of
prosperity and happiness. The eyemng
was much enjoyed by those who were
present. Shreve Republican, Ohio.
A little after dusk last evening as Will
Walker the tinner at Breckenfeld and
Weidmann's hardware store, was re
turning home from the Iowa side of the
riyer, and as he unsuspectingly came up
Happy Hollow" his happiness was sud
denly changed to grief, for three ruffians
confronted him, and demanded his
money. Mr. Walker could do nothing
less than "shell out" so he reluctantly
turned over the contents of his exchequer
amounting to $9.45, to the trio, but they
were not content to take what money
the poor defenseless fellows had. but re
quired him to divest himself of coat,
hat and vest which they made off with,
but very generously permitted him to
keep a small fish which he had purchased
of a fisherman down by the bridge. He
is down through that unholy suburb of
the city, today, in search of his missing
valuables, but some one should have
told him the miscreants would not wait
for his coming today.
The following members of the Royal
Arcanum acted as pall bearers: Henry
Gering, Judge Ramsey, Claus Brekenfeld,
W. S. Wise, W. K. Fox and Jno. Minor.
A large concourse of friends followed
the remains to Oak Hill cemetery, where
the Royal Arcanum performed appropri
ate and impressive ceremonies, consigning
all that was mortal of an affectionate
husband and father to the tomb.
Beside- the large number of citizens
in the cortege there were the Royal Arc
anum in a body, and the firemen, both of
which the deceased had been a member.
LAID TO REST.
All That Was Mortal of Harry C. Rit
chie Consigned to the Tomb.
Yesterday morning at 9 o'clock a large
number of friends gathered at the late
residence of Harry C. Ritchie, at No. 719
Gold street, to pay the deceased the last
tribute of respect. The services at the
house were brief, Rev. H. B. Burgess
reading a scriptural lesson, and Rey. J.
T. Baird conducting in prayer, when a
1 1 qv.il u. w as ir.g by the glee clu
The republican primaries were held Sat
urday for the purpose of selcctton of
delegates to the county convention to be
held at Weeping Water, Saturday, J uly
19th. In this city the delegations were
made up with respect to county attorney,
John A. Davies, C. S. Polk and S. P.
Vanatta being competitors for the dele
gations, all living in the first ward.
Following are the delegates with their
vote in that ward: Byron Clark 57. II.
H. VanArnam 53, T. L. Murphy 55, Geo.
Houseworth 57, A. Salisbury 57, J. I.
Unruh 57. The Polk-Vacatta combina
tion ticket received 14 votes. L. C.
Stiles, Judge, J. L. Root and A. Salisbury,
clerks. This delegtion is favorable to
Davies for county attorney.
Second ward delegates: Ed Martin,
L. Egenberger, R. B. Windiam, H. C.
McMaken, S. Carrigan, D. K. Birr and
S. Archer. This delegation is divided
between Davies and Polk for county at
Third ward delegates: Frank Carruth,
Frank Dickson, T. H. Steimker, John
Robbies, O. M. Streight, O. C. Smith,
S. II. Atwood, J. H. Young. A. N. Sulli
van and S. A. Davis. Understood to be
a Davies delegation except two of the
names, appeared on both tickets and we
are not informed which candidate they
Fourth ward delegates: Geo. Copeland,
Thos. Hicks, Walter Thomas, E. S. Greu- j CVu;.. nhcopmg cough
sel, Wml Ballance, Gus Sanquist, Wm.jchitis immc-dily relieved
Sraitman, -Toe Lake and Gua Arnberg. cure.
There was no contest in this ward there
being but one ticket in the field. The
delegation is claimed by Mr. Polk's
friends to be solid for him.
Fifth ward delegates: H. P. Coolidge,
Joe Lloyd, and Geo. Hawkins.
Rock Bluffs precinct: Geo. Lloyd, Geo.
Edeon, W. Dull, Thos. Holmes, W. A.
Brown, LewisCole and R. Morrow.
Eight Mile Grove precinct: John II.
Becker, John Hennings, J. O. McClane,
Geo. Sayles and Henry Miller.
Delegation divided on county attorney.
South Bend precinct: W. L. Wells, G.
D. Mattison, Daniel Sweeney and J. W.
Liberty precinct. Wm. Chalfant, Law
son Sheldon, G. N. La Rue, J. M. Lloyd,
Lee Pollard, Wm. Stottler, Sam Hobson,
Charles Swan, A. Ileebner, C. L. Graves,
A. Sturm and E. S. McNamee. This
delegation i3 made up with respect to
county commissioner, and will present
the name of Charles Swan of Liberty pre
cinct for the nomination.
Plattsmouth precinct: Ljaac Wiles,
Henry Eikenbary, Thos. Wiles, Wm.
Murray and Wm. Wettenkamp.
The Herald hopes to see first
class men nominated at the coming
convention, then we are right in for a
long pull, a strong pull and a pull alto
gether for their election.
B. &l M Shop Notes.
From Monday's Laily
Mr. John Quick, who was working
here in the boiler shop, but was sent to
Alliance about three weeks ago to do the
same kind of work, came back to get his
family. They start tonight for Alliance.
A new switchman known as ,'Tom',
who works in the lower yards, got
knocked down yesterday by a car that
was kicked on the side track, running
over his fo"t with
part of the Car wheel,
ankle are ba !ly swollen
Some f f the
asi-c-mblv at th'.
only the projecting
His foot and
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