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About Plattsmouth weekly herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1882-1892 | View Entire Issue (April 30, 1891)
The Plattsmoatb nsrald. his occupation gone
31 or fur-Spotted Skin.
Dr. A. Sr.lUlmrj hx the nrlonlto riirlit li
Or. hj'k I ikt.I im . h. I ir fo- thi" I' linlos
Ki tr tl( ii of l i r th in thlrilj, itKu-v Knelt won.l
NOWADAYS THERE IS VERY LITTLE
FOR A SCOUT TO DO.
T7A nti-il A ii sirliv. !'
M in n Mi'l; rs 7
to iikiiiI 1 1 1 v. w it li llii'I I'li'. li lei'li-'i'lil
III Uf wn t-c('tloil it ri-sliuiHiliH New Yelk
IIOIIM'. 1't feM'TM'l'S. AlAMKAIlrKKIl, l.OCk
ISox 15h5, New Yol k.
CASS I.OIlCi:. No. 1I0.I.O.O. I', iiici is -v-ery
I ii-fd;iy nitlii :-.t itn-ir Ii.ill 'n I'lt'-'fi.-tld
blix'k. AIIDiiu l'ri:if. iiir cculial liivited
to attend uln-n vimtl' n In i"iy.
T. K. v 1 1 i.iaivh. N. (I.
.1. W, I;i:iii;k, Si-o.
T7"Nm:iiis ok l'YiiiiAK, (iHimiiii i.
XV No. 47 M"i In cvi-iy U -Iih"mI;( v evening
at llu-ir li 11 i r 'A k ;n li Mock, All viitni'4
k nljili ts ;n c di.illj' in v led to ;tt T-1 1 , V. A.
Miushall. ('. '. ; l'n.i k J)i.i.n, K. U S.
rOl.'N: Ml.N'S i 'II HI VI ION A-SO0IA'IIOV
open f hi X :.;n u m In !. ::.n u
iiiNit l meet 1 1 j-j every Moniiuy
; 1 'or men on'y
ullemooii at 1
McConnHile Toht, No. 4."), meets eycry Satur
day eveiiiiifi ;it 7 :.'Ki, in tlietr hall, Kockwood
Block. All vici t iiij eoinraiies are invited to
.ieet with u.
(1. K. Nile, Post Adj.
F. A. Hates, l'oi-t Com,
Our Clubbing List.
Globe-Democrat and Ukkald $2. 25 !
Harper's Magazine " " 4.00;
Harper's liaznr " " 4.s0 j
Demorest's .Magnziiie " ;M0 1
Omnliii Uee " " 2 40 j
1 oledo lihtde " " 2.4.1 i
Lincoln Call " " 2.15
National Tribune " " 2.45
The Forum " 5.55 j
Inter Oe.eitn ' 2.25 i
Lincoln .lnrn;l " " 2 :30 !
The Home Magazine " " 1 st !
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A Dost Dexiriictiir.
A correspondent asks. What is the
"dust destructor?" Thy dust destructor
is a group of furnaces set in an inclosed
Fpace containing the requisite yards and
buildings used for consuming the rub
bish which is swept olf the London
streets, which amounts to many thou
sands of tons in a year. . The furnace
bouse is approached by an incline drive
way leading to a covered place above
the furnaces. Iu this pi ;ice the scaven
gers' carts shoot their rubbish, which by
simple apparatus is dropped into the
furnaces, where it is speedily converted
into "clinker." This clinker is then re
moved and broken up. Some of it is
ground, some reground, and some ground
a third time.
In the ward are seen piles of broken
and ground clinker, some of course
lumps, some resembling gravel, some
looking like the finest sand. For all
this material there is a use. Some of it
goes to form the foundation of roads;
some, mixed with tar, is made into a
durable pavement; some makes admira
ble sand for mortar and cement, and
some is made into imitation stone for
sidewalks. In the Battersea district
of London the parish wagon houses,
stables, blacksmith shops, etc., have
been constructed entirely of this imita
tion stone made from the refuse of do
mestic dust bins and the streets.
If any of the residents of the parish j
want any of the broken or ground
clinker for any purpose they are per
mitted to take as much of it as they can
carrjT away in barrows or carts. Noth
ing goes to waste. The process of cre
mation is cheap, and this method of dis
posing of the refuse of a crowded dis
trict has had a wholesome effect from a
sanitary point of view. In Battersea
the death rate has gone down from
eighteen to eleven. New York Com
The Kailriiuil ami the T lrraiih Have
Taken Away Avocaliuu Iiiiirt
unco of the Scout of Cornier TIiiicm-
Hi Wonderful I:chIkIi t Indian Trails.
The scout of the frontier is like the
rypirai rowuoy a inyinicai personage in
liii-si'days of sleam and el el rieity. Tin
recent Indian war was conducted with
out him, and the travelers on the prairies
do not need his services. Trailing is as
much an art as is painting or sculpture,
aiid almost as few become proficient in
it as in the handling of brush or c hisel
It is impossible to realize nowadays
the importance of a scout of former
times. No party dared cross the plains
alone without a professional trailer to
lead it, and no marauding band of In
di ans or whites could be overtaken un
less they were tracked across the bound
less wastes of sod.
A traveler across the X'lains of New
Mexico relates to the writer that one
day while riding with a guide he stopped
and pointed to a clear and well defined
bear's track in the sand.
The guide looked at it attentively a
moment, then, without dismounting.
declared: "You are mistaken; it is not a
"I.-ai't it?" said the American. "Then
I never saw one."
"Yes, you have seen many, but this
Quickly alighting, the American
pointed out the heel and tois of the
track as clear and well defined as if
made a few minutes before.
"Well." said the guide, "if it does
look like a bear's track, still it isn't one.
The marks you imagine to be the heels
ainl toes are made by those spires of
grass, which, bent by the wind, scoop
out the sand in the manner you see.
"You ought to have seen that your
self," he went on, "but you didn't stop
to think. You Americans never do.
Americans travel with their eyes shut
and their mouth open. An Indian or
Mexican will travel all day without
speaking a weird to any one unless abso
lutely necessary, but nothing escapes his
observation, while an American will
talk continuously and see nothing but
the general features of the country
through which he travels."
The guide was probably right, for few
Americans become adepts at trailing
either men or animals across the plains
or the west.
FOLLOWING A TRAIL.
It is impossible to learn the art from
books, though there are a few general
rules which can be observed. For in
stance, every scout knows that to over
take a party which has perhaps run off
some stock, provisions must be taken to
last several days; that the start must be
made slowly and the course followed
persistently and at a moderate pace, iriv
ing the horses the nights to rest in and
6tart at da3'light in the mornings.
Then, when the pursuers come near
the pursued, it is the scout's business to
tell the number and condition of the
enemy, and how many hours have
elapsed since they passed the spot on
which you are standing, for it may be
come necessary for you to remain con
cealed until you decide upon the manner
of attack, for if the party be made up of
Indians tney will scatter before you can
Again, any scout can tell whether the
trail be that of a war party or not, be
cause no Indians take their families with
them on the warpath; hence no lodge
poles drag behind the ponies. If there
is no trace of these it is safe to consider
that a war party is on the rampage.
One of the difficult things to determine
is the age of the trail, and to do it cor
rectly requires much practice. If the
track is very fresh it will show moisture
where the earth is turned up, which
after a few hours becomes dry. Should
Covered With Scales. Awful
Spectacle. Cured In Five
Weeks by the Cuticura
A limit mo m of April last 1 noticed s me
re iinit-s I ke ci.lniiin out all over my body
lut 1 llioic.lit umi lung of it li til Milne tiini
later oil, w hen It bcau io look like hjioih o
in i iar mm;ii).i "li. ai d w i lcn came oil in lay
eio aci i. mi 'aided witli icliinu. 1 uinil I sciatc
iveiv 1 1 1 1 1 unlli 1 v,.o law
til II 111- next liiul't the m; Ii
lieliifi I 'I Hied ineai'W line w re
.can lied ell aiiam. In va n
diil 1 coii.su t all t lie doctors ii
lie in 1 1 v. Inn v itlii.titaid
A Tier uiviiiK up .; hope ol re
(every, 1 liappeiieil to fee an
a;v Mis it i -1 1 1 in tin- news
paper about y ur t L'TH L i
- v i : r. .n c in is, .inn pu!eiia--et
--jAlIi'iu fi mv (iruuuist, am
1 "") .'' li' allied ftlmost immediate re
:dli.f 1 bewail to notice thai
the scalv eruptions cradiiu lv dropped oil am
disappeared one bv one. i.nlil 1 bad been lullv
eined. I bad t li d 's a-e thirteen months be-
fole I beL'aii taking the IIHIMill'S, and In
four or live weeks w as :'ii' i ely cuied. .Vly d
sense was ecema : pd iisoria-ltf. i hiiow n
meat maiiv who have taken the Kk.mkpii-s
ami 1 1 auk me ior t he knowledge of ihcin, es
p cialiy iiiotheis who have bi.u s with .scaly
erupt urns on their heads and bodies. 1 cannot
xpie s in v thanks in m ii My lu-dy was
vered with scan s, and I wass'ii awlul epec
tacle to behold. Now mv i-km ih a clean as a
baby's, (iiCHU'ltY, Merrill. YV if.
1 b n w H'ood and Skin Furifier and Ki'eateet
of Humor Kemedies. ii teriially (to eh an e l lie
bbxil of al1 impu'-ii it-.s. and thus r move the
cause), and C'l Tlct'HA, the great skin Cured
and C ci'K'i'KA Soap, an exquisite skin t eauti-
ner, exti rna lly (to clear toe .sk in and ecal and
restoie i he hair), cure every n ecien of airoinz
imi. itcliinir. huminc. hc;1v. mh! pimply di-
eases ol I he skin, scalp, ai d blood.
S'old evervwhere. I'iice.("tTTcuKA, 50c Soai
'if. llfsi ivKXT, 1 Trepaied bv the I'oTTKK
I'Pl'd AN l 1IKMICAI. I OPI'OHATKO, liof-loll
CS' pd 'or "Hew to rare Skin Diseases"
f;4 paues ,mi ilb st at ioi.s. and lno test luminal
s. In: ckliead.- , i d, roueh chat pt d and
si in rlil' il l 11 H I i A M P.
! f A N ' I RKf-A HF.
rPrtl ( best I'aiD. Ser. ness. W aknesn.
lb'cklU'.! ( oir'li 'Asllima. I'leunsv.
3 'I ml llifl' loin . ')li rdliAnAl i n
...... .... ........ .... V I H 1CU
orif minute by the Cuticura
Arm-Fain Plaster. .Nothing iih.e a w
V e.ik blin-'s.
M I" R RA Y I R 1 ' Y I T I ICS.
The Rugby Boys' Busy Day.
I give the everyday routine at Rugby
just as my young "Lower Middle" friend
rattled it off to me: "Well, the 6:15
morning bell wakes ns, but we don't
want to get up. Then another bell rings
at 6:30 for five minutes. We've got to
get in our places in chapel in that time
to be 'called over,' and if we are too lazjr
to make it, it means a 'licking,' that's
all. After service we march in order to
our different 'form' rooms and say les
sons till 8:15. Then we have fifteen min
utes to buy any little luxuries, like penny
loaves the house bread's pretty dry
and then comes breakfast. From 9:15
to 1:15, lessons; and dinner's at 1:30.
"We get a rest spell from dinner until
3, and then lessons go on again until G,
except Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur
days. Them's half holidays. Every boy
has got to join the games then, unless
he's got good excuse. Sometimes we get
off by shamming a sore foot and many
other ways well known to us boys. But
whatever we're doing at G o'clock, games,
sauntering or stud, everything's drop
ped, and we give a grand rush for 'tea.
After tea in winter, and after 7:15 in
summer, comes 'locking up.' Nobody
likes that. Then we have to pitch in
on preparation' that's getting our les
sons for the next forenoon until 9
o'clock, when they give us a very light
supper that don't make anybodj dream.
Then it's go to bed, and no fooling, or it
means another 'licking, sure as fees and
4 marshals, that's all!" E. L. Wakeman
&j in Wilmington News.
f j Wealth for Future Generations.
i In southern Oregon there is a forest
f'l6,000 miles in extent, with an estimated
f unount of merchantable timber of 400,
f f KW.OOO.OOO feet. At ten dollars per thou
' tan'd feet the proceeds would pay our
, iational debt twice over. Boston Globe.
rain have fallen the edges will be less
clear and will be washed down some
what. The expert Mexican scout can tell by
a glance what tribe of Indians has made
a given trail, its age, and every particu
lar about it as truthfully as though he
had himself seen the cavalcade pass.
A party following an Apache trail dur
ing the Indian difficulties of 18S3 sud
denly came to a ledge of bare rock. The
officers of the troops examined it care
fully, but could see nothing to indicate
where the tribe had gone. But the scout
led them for two miles across it as un
erring as though the trail had been made
in heavy grass.
When asked what told him the way,
he called attention to the fine moss which
covered the rock, and that bv close
scrutiny gave evidence of having been
pressed by the foot, an indication so
slight that it would have been passed
unnoticed by ninety-nine out of a hun
dred, jet his keen eye-detected every
tootprint as easily as could be wished.
In the grass a trail can be seen for a
long time, as the blades will be bent in
the direction followed by the party, and
even after it has recovered its natural
position an expert trailer will detect a
slight difference in the color of the grass
that has been stepped on and that grow
ing around it.
So the appearance of the tracks will
also show him the gait at which the
party was traveling and he thus knows
how to regulate his pace in order to
It is rare to find a white person who
can retrace his steps for any great dis
tance in the open country, but it is sim
ply impossible to lose an Indian. No
matter how circuitous the route bv
which you have reached a certain nlae
the Indian will find his way back to the
place of stirring by the most direct
route, and without hesitating for a mo
ment which course to pursue.
If you ask him how he does it he may
possioiy surug ms shoulders and reply,
"Quien sabe?" or "Who knows?" though
the chances are that he will not reply at
all. No matter how affable and enter
taining he may prove in camp, he will
talk littl while en route. -Chicago
Miss Cnice Dean is icacliing" the
NcNurlin school this spring.
Mr. KI Woolsey from Wyoming;
visited Hon A. knot the latter part
ol l;:.-t week.
Miss Kat ie Toll nke is helping; Mr
James Walker with lier household
work this spring;.
A few of our farmers are phmtin
corn tins week, but more will be
, planted next week.
Miss Bertha Iladsall from Weep
ing- Water has organized a music
class and comes weekly to this
Miss Bessie Walker, who lias been
visiting- with her parents the last of
the week, returned to school Sab
Hon. A. Koot and Dr. Brendle
made a Hying; trip to Lincoln last
Wednesday-. The doctor went in
the interest of his profession.
Once more we behold apple
cherr' and plum trees put on their
robes of white, and to our notion
this is the most beautiful season of
Mrs. Martha Faugdit returned to
her home at Phillips, Neb., the
first of the week. She was accom
panied by her sister, Miss Mary
Koot, who contemplates spending
the summer there.
The ladies of the Christian
church are working- on their sec
ond quilt. They want a purchaser.
The proceeds to g;o towards furnishing-
their new church,
to be erected in this place.
Our new paper is firmly estab
lished on a sound basis and the edi
tor and printer are hard at work
with our weekly paper. A visit to
the sanctum last week informed us
that Murray has live business men
itooi x rauffiu nave Uiree car
loads of lumber at Union and it is
being- hauled by wagons to our vil
lag-e. These gentlemen will be hap
py wiien tlie railroad is completed
and thej- can get their lumber
shipped direct here.
The United Presb3terian people
of our city are intending- to gi
Kev. Jv 15. Oraham of Omaha a call
to tins charge as pastor. If they
succeed in this they are to be con
gratulated on their good luck
Kev. Graham is a splendid orator
and anyone that has heard one of
his excellent sermons can judge for
NEW SPRING CLOTHIK
FURNISHING GOODS, HATS, KTG
THE LEADING ONE PKMCE CLOTIIIEK.
Do not buy until you have seen and inspected
IT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY.
The ilncst stock of'Sprin
Goods and Hats vou ever scon
ozp:e:r,a house coiRisraiR,
We are all anxiously waiting- to
see the trains running through our
little village. We are informed
that the track layers will be at work
the latter part of this week and
business will begin at once. Mur
ray is booming- at the prospects in
store for her in the near future, but
we have heard nothing about our
depot j et and are anxious to know
wneiner we are going to nave one
II. G. Todd traded for a team of
ponies a few days ago and he
thought he would drive them to our
city for a buggy ride; but on ar
riving at Murray the sights seemed
more than they could stand. Thej-
took a turn and started due west
and Harry thought after they ran
about half a mile that it was time
for him to leave them; he did so
and succeeded without any inju
ries. Thej' stopped with J. A. Ran
kin. The damage done was a
Fine weather and plenty of sun
Our assessor is ircttiiiir in his
work these nice long days.
Good orosnects for business with
our merchants this spring.
W. D. Tones of your town was do
ing our town the latter part ol tne
I 'Cereals are all in Mother Earth
and growing nicely. Corn planting
will be commenced immediately.
Frank G. Kendall an old time
Herald reader lost a valuable horse
recently by a prevailing epidemic
The committee on waArs and
means put a new fence around and
cleaned up the Union cemetery
Joseph Austin one of Union's first
permanent settlers has been unwell
for some time. e hope to see you
Lmclejoe hearty and strong soon
Miss Millie Tones one of our
Accomplished Young Female Musi
cians assisted in furnishing music
at the social held at Gen. Van
Wyck's residence last Week.
Mr. Ed. Iluffhson. one ol our
young sterling farmers called on us
recently and ordered the HERALD
sent to him. Ed. is a rustler and
knows the value of a good paper.
In spite of the busy rush, crop
ping this spring, Mr. C. Albin, a son
of Hon. Benj. Albin, concluded he
needed a cook and helpmate
throughout life and took to his
comfortable home the gay daugh
ter of Mrs.Chilcott, Miss Dora. The
bride and groom were serenaded
in the usual way and will make
their home with the groom's father,
who resides about four miles out of
town. The best wishes of ye com
municator are with them.
The Union Ledger, our old stand
hy, is swiftly becoming one of THE
papers. Its able editors are rust
lers for news. Scarceljr does an in
cident happen until the same is
bound up in the tin foil and comes
out 011 Saturday straight and relia
ble. Let our citizens help the Led
ger by financial and contributing
ways as the success of a newspa
per depends upon its patronage and
not merely upon its editors.
Catarrh in New England.
Ely's Cream Balm gives satisfac
tion to everyone using it for
catarrhal troubles. G. K. Mellor,
druggist, Worcester, Mass.
I believe Elvr's Cream Balm is the
best article for catarrh ever offered
the public. Bush & Co., druggists,
An article of real merit. C. P.
Alden, druggist, Springfield, Mass.
Ihose who use it speak highly ot
it. Geo. A. Hill, druggist, Spring
Cream Balm has given satisfac
tory results. W. P. Draper, druggist,
Colors in Window Shades.
rf- T 1 1
kjut winuows are undergoing a com
plete inetnmorphose. Twenty years ago
everything was white window shades;
then we had a period of dark shades,
deep jfreens, and what folks termed re
fined colors drabs and browns. For
five years past the fashion became a sort
01 "go-as-you-picase iasnion, with a
tendency, perhaps, among the better
classes toward ecrus and natural holland
tints. Now, however, for the first, time
we are getting into fane designs in win
dow shades, and the newest things from
abroad are in brocade styles and damask
figures. Some of the patterns are in pin
cords and stripes, with buds and flowers
p.ETERSEIT & LABSON.
Two Ways of Putting: It.
Little distinctions will always carry
with them a delightful significance, and
their non-observance will often be the
cause of much ill feeling and unpleasant
ness as witness the case of the gentle
man that met that fine type of the old
school jurist, Judge Conkling, upon one
occasion and said somewhat patronizing
ly: "Oh, j'ou are the father of Iloscoe
Conkling!" "No!" thundered the grand
old fellow, testily, "Roscoe Conkling is
my son." Clothier and Furnisher.
New Waterproof CompoHition.
A liquid waterproof composition has
been placed on the market for coating
articles such as leather, strapping ma
chinery, polished steel, brass and copper,
which, it is claimed, will resist damp,
heat, cold and acids. The composition
is colorless, and does not rub or peel off,
being only removable by the application
of paraffin or turpentine. New York
HAVE THE MOST
STOCK IN THE CITY.
EVERYTHING - FREEH - AND - IN - SEASON
We want your Poultry. Eggs, But
ter and your farm produce of all
kinds, we will nay you the hiirhest
cash price as we are buying for a
firn in Lincoln.
Petersen & Larson
THE LEADING GROCERS
Plattsmouth - - Nebraska.
New M ii linery Store.
Mrs. C. M. Gran-, dressmaking
and millinery. New goods, new
prices, latest stytes. Store No. 110
South 3rd st: Plattsmouth. Neb. lm
The Sargosga tea.
The Sargossa sea is a region in the At
lantic, about midway between southern
Europe and America, extending from 21
to 23 degs. north latitude and between
29 and 43 degs. west longitude. It de
rived its name from a Portuguese word
signifying a grape, and was so called be
cause the seaweeds characteristic of the
region bear on their branches small air
cells, which in shape are not unlike the
grape clusters. The weeds themselves
are among the most peculiar of vegetable
productions, since they have no roots,
nor any signs of fructification, and are
propagated by division. They float in
the water, sometimes in dense masses ex
tending for miles.
This portion of the Atlantic is a great
eddy, little affected by the currents
which surround it on every side, and the
stillness of the water, it is supposed, has
contributed to the development of the
weeds in the vast quantities in which
they are found. The floating masses
were noticed by Columbus and his men,
to wnom tney were a source or uneasi
ness, as the sailors supposed they indi
cated shallow water. Detached masses
of the weed are often seen in the Gulf
stream, and the long, yellow lines of
Coating weed are a sure indication of its
close proximity. St. Louis Globe-Democrat,
PLATTSMOUTH - NEBRASKA
Jayital stock paid in 50 0 0
Authorized Capital, 3100,000.
CRANK CAKRUTH. JOS. A. CONNOK.
W. H. CUSHING. Cashier.
(frank Carruth J. A. Connor. K. K. Guth
J. W. Johneon, Henry I)QF-ck, John O'Keefe
W. D. Me rnam, Wrn. Wetencamp. w.
TRANSACTS!! GENERAL BANKING BUSIKES
wu.es ceJtinoAte- of depo-its liearlnp Interest
nu3 auu skiip" excniii pe, reiiiity aiid
"Are the surface cars still running?"
"Oh, no. The-stopped running ages
aj;o. iney creep now. ' Jlunsey s ' t
Carry a Full Line of
FIXE 31 1LLEXER Y AND CI1IL
ALSO FKri-H LI T FI ' WEI:
KOOM 2 It. LEV fcLCK.
Shiloh's cough and consumption
cure is sold by us on a iruarnntrw.
consumption. For sale bv
F. G. Fricke & Co. and O. II. Snyder. 3
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