The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19??, January 25, 1888, Image 4

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    THE DAILY IlEllA LU. VI .A'ri7.m
The Plattsmouth Daily Herald.
J I M 111. . I , I l .1
Publishers & Proprietors.
B. A. M. Time Table.
No. 1. ft :? a. in.
Ni, a.-- :40 p. in.
No. 5. a. I".
No. 7. --7 :-6 ft. m.
No. !.- 6 :11 1
.No. :0j a, in. KAST.
No, 2.-4 ;2." i. in.
No. 4. 10 :Wh. in.
No. 7 :." i. in.
No. f. 9 :M a. in.
No. 10. 9 :45 a. in.
No. Z. -tt :33 p. xi.
All train run dally by wavof Omaha. vpt
Now. 7 and 8 wliicli run to nni from hclmjicr
daily Kxcejit Sunday.
No. 30 is a till) to Pacific .1 miction at 8 :i0.a in.
No. llJ Is a Mul) from fad tic .1 unction al it a.m.
A SuIlNlMiry Ueull'f , lu lluc-St-vrnod
Dr. Siggius, Office and Residence,
Sherwood Block. Telephone lo. 42
The street csirs are again running.
Commissioner Todd's wife is report
ed seriously ill. The attending physic
ian id Dr. Schildknccht.
The charges for single sled for
Saturday night's coasting carnival, will
le 10 cents.
A marriage license was issued this
morning by County Judge Rnssell t .Mr.
K. F. Hanuanand Miss Emma KuRziinuin.
The people of the Christian church
have sect red Rev. M. A. Hamilton, of
Roca, as their pastor. He will arrivw in
a few days.
"Live,"says theTccuniseh Chit-flu iu.
"within your income."' Its all very well
to talk about living within your income,
but what is a fellow to do that does not
have any income to live within.
There will be a called meeting of
tho W. C. T. IT., Thursday i:ftcrnom at
3 o'clock, at the home of Mrs. S. A.
Davis. It is important that all members
should be present.
Tins sociable given at the parsonage
last evening by the M. E. Ladies was
well attended, there being over one hun
dred present. The hospitality in which
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander entertain com
pany is well known. The evening was
spent very enjoyably in social amuse
ments. The proceeds amounted to $S.50.
Fiold and the Farmers' Alliance.
The following resolutions were parsed
by the Wabash Fanners" Alliance at its
last meeting :
Rtsvlceil. That we condemn thy ac
tion of Judge Field in instructing the
jury to render a verdict in favor of the
15. & M. It. R. Co.. and request him to
resign the office of District Judge.
liesolcea". That a copy of these reso
lutions be sent to the county paper and
to the Omaha Ilrr and Lincoln Oemomit
for publication. 1. F. Am.f.x, Sec.
The foregoing resolutions were receiv
ed by Tiik Hekai.u for publication, ac
companied by a letter from Mr. I). F. Al
len, of center precinct, secretary. The
only nientitm Tub Herald desires to
make of these resolutions at this time is
to suggest to our Alliance friends that
in our opinion their action is hasty, ill
adyised, and unwarranted by the facts
surrounding the "bridge cat-e." The
question of the liability of tlte R. 11.
bridge for purposes of local taxation, is
purely a legal question, and if. Judge
Field is correct in his interpretation of
the law, and he, not the Alliance, is the
judge whose sworn duty it is to interpret
the law as he linds it upon the statute
book, then he was warranted in instruct
ing the jury just as lie did. The question
was this: Was the 15. & M. or C. 15. k l
It. It. Co. entitled to have the west end
of their bridge assessed for purposes of
taxation as a part of their "main line.'
I f they were and the State Board of Equal
ization were taxing it as a part of the
main line of the It. It. Co., then the local
assessors for Plattsmouth had no business
to list or return it for purposes of taxa
tion to tho local taxing olliccrs of Cass
County. Judge Field took the view,
which many good lawyers who are entire
ly disinterested in this matter take, that,
it being the duty of the State Board to
return the west iud of the bridge in con
troversy for purposes of taxation, the
taxation of the same by the local ottb ers
of Cass county was unauthorized, and if
the Judge rightly interprets the law his
instructions were correct. Now then, if
Judge Field is wrong in this matter he
lias simply misinterpreted the statute, and
as the case is now in process of prepara
tion for a review of this dicision by our
Supreme Court, where such men as Sam
uel Maxwell and his associates will pas
upon it, it is not asking too much from
our Alliance friends to withhold their
judgment until they know whether Judge
Field is right or not. Suppose Judge
Maxwell and his associates say that upon
the case made, Judge Field is right, what
will 15. F. Allen and his Alliance friends
say i Will they ask Samuel Maxwell to
resign? Tur: Hkrai.d has been entirely
on the tide of the county in this contest,
Iwjt we do not propose to tever.-c Judge
J'ield's opinicn of the law until we sec
what our Supreme Court dojs. The Al
liauce resolutions are h-isty to say the
least of them, and Thk Herald believes
-Judge Field was honest in his judgment
about the matter, and until the matter is
disposed of by our Supreme Court we do
not think it would be in good taste to
ask hi in to resign. Judge Field will
hardly resign upon the case as presented
by the Allianco.
Uc.jtJi of Ruv- Joseph Knotts
Joseph KnolU was born in Virgiuia in
September, ia:i2, where he resided till of
age. He was the oldest of seven chil
dren. He entered the ministry of the M.
E. Church in 1851, and in 1S55 was unit
ed in marriage with Miss Rebecca Hall
who was ever afterward an attentive and
loviug wife.
From Virginia Mr. Knot Is removed to
central Iowa, where he made hi home
and pursued his wrk until compelled
by fading health to desist from active
work in his chosen calling.
lie served the churches at Chariton,
Des Moines, ludianola, New Virginia,
Osceola and Council Muffs.
He was a Presiding Elder of the Des
Moines and Council Rlufls Districts. In
1875 lie accepted an appointment as con
sul to the state of Chihuahua, Mexico;
hoping there to build up his broken
down constitution, and while there be
came interested in silver mines at I'arral,
Mexico, and directed hi attention to
mining, afterward giving attention to
silver mines at Mapitni.state of Durango,
and in Arizona, and to the Iron Moun
tain near Durango City. Business affairs
in Mexico were very uneven, demanding
almost constant attention and it was the
evening of Dec. 2th, 1887, that he left
Council Bluffs on his last trip, to attend
to his foreign affairs.
His loving wife accompanied him to
El Paso, Texas, where they bid final
adieu, Mrs. Knott going to Pasadena,
Cal.. aud her husband going to Durango,
Mexico, and then returning to Parral.
At the latter place he was taken vory ill
early in last week, being 6(0 miles from
El Paso, but was watched over by a
nephew, L. W. Knotts, who fearing seri
ous results, telegraphed to his uncle's
son, A. B. Knotts at Des Moines, Iowa,
and started with the sick man to the rail
way, a distance of fifty mi Ire, where he
saw him safely on the cms for El Paso.
A. B. Knotts, in reply to the telegram,
started Saturday evening for El Paso,
but it was too late. The father arrived
at that city Monday,a day before the su.
and passed from this life among strangers,
on the afternoon of that day.
Mr. Knotts, besides his wife, leaves
three brothers, two sisters, a daughter,
seven sons and one grandson to grieve
his loss. At the time of the news of his
illness the wife of the deceased was at
Pasadena, Cal., the daughter, at Boulder
Valley, Mont.T.,the two eldest sons, A. B.
and T. 11. Knotts, proprietors of Thk
IIiCKAi.i,werc at Des Moines, L. G. Knotts
at Council Bluffs, E. F. Knotts at Altoona.
Iowa, and the three younger sons, J. E.,
O. 15. and Joseph Knotts, jr., were in
Tho fact that tha father died alone
from his family makes reflection exceed
ingly sad for them.
The funeral services will probably be
held at the family home, Council Bluffs,
the latter part of the week.
T. Murphy was in the big city to-day.
J. II. Waterman was in Omaha to-day.
C. M. Wead and wife were in Omaha
Miss Vina Sage was an Omaha passen
ger last night.
Samu'l Barker went out to Lincoln this
morning on business.
Mrs. S. M. Craig and A. F. Hayes left
last night for Franklin.
Miss Ida Conn took the train this
morning for McPaul, Iowa.
Miss May Fellows was a Pacitic Junc
tion passenger this morning.
Mrs. Sarah Archer took the evening
train for Atlanta last night.
Mr. and Mrs. Itobt. Fitzgerald aud
family were in Omaha to-day.
Itobt. Wilkinson, of Weeping Water,
was in the city to-day op. business.
Mrs. J. M. McCauley and daughter,
Miss Mamie, visitad in Omaha to-day.
Itev. M. A. Hampton and wifetook the
train last night for their home at ltoea.
J. II. Glendenen who has been visiting
with Itobt. Stewart, weut up to the me
tropolis this a. m.
Mrs. G. II. Longenhagen took the
Lincoln bound train this morning, where
she goes on a visit.
Mr. E. A. Kirkpatrick, of Nehawka,
spent last evening with Dr. John Black
returning home this morning.
B. A McElwaiu went out to Greenwood
last evening to attend a good templars
festiyal and returned home this a. in.
Mrs. Critchfield and daughter, Miss
Anna, of Weeping Water, were visiting
with the family of Bird Critchfield to-day.
Mrs. Minnie Golding who has been
visiting the past few days with the family
of C. W. Ford left this morning for Kan
sas City.
IIauman Kcnzmann At ths M. E.
parsonage this afteruon at three o'clock.
Mr. E. F. Harman of Curtis, Neb., and
Miss Emma Kunzmann, of this city, were
united iu matrimony. Rev W. B. Alex
ander performed the service that united
Crushed by the Car Wheels
While T. M. Fent was coupling cars
this morning about G o'clock at Pacific
Junction, he was knocked down, the car
wheels passing directly over his knees,
badly crushing and fracturing them; but
not to necessitate amputation. His re
covery is reported as being doubtful.
Mr. Fent was a brakeman on No. 13,
the "fast freight that runs from Omaha to
Pacific .Tuuction. His home is at New
York, Wayne couuty, Iowa. He was
brought to this place this morning by :i
special train and his wounds were dressed
by the company's physicians, Dr. Tt. R.
Livingston. '
U A. S. .
While I have been in quest of this
knowledge that I spoke of in my last my
mind has dropped upon pome of the
works of mac hanics' institutes that are in
diffeient parts of the world, to which I
may draw your attention to later, but to
pursue the theme of my previous article
is my intent at present. Associations for
the the promotion of science by calm dis
cussion of mooted points, and the read
ing of short but comprehensive papers on
various subjects are among the most use
ful institutions in th world. They are
certainly of great importance, but along
with libraries r.nd winter courses of lec
tures there is one great element that must
not be lost sight of; that is personal and
general elevation to every individual
brother. We mean the personal interest?
and actions of the members in the Nation
al Association of Stationary Engineers in
the manner pointed out in our introduc
tory articl. In Boston some time ago
there was a society of civil engineers
which pursued this course, and they have
issued some reports which are of no little
importance to the scientific world.' An
institution of the same nature was organ
ized in the Slate of New York some years
ago, but for some reason we have heard
nothing of their doings for some time.
A good librair3 a course of lectures and
a debating society makes up an interest
ing meeting. To some these things are
all very well, almost indispensable, but
something more is wanted to enlist the
CMcrgtcs and interest of all the members.
There are mechanics and artisan in ev
ery shop who are capable of throwing a
great deal of light upon many subjects,
if drawn out to give an opinion, but who
haye not the faculties or face to engage
in a debate. Mere debating societies are
generally ruled by the longest winded
aud loudest talkers, and result in no sub
stantial benefits to their members. We
therefore commend the attention of all
Voluntary associations for mental im
provement and promotion of knowledge
to this policy of dividing the association
into four different committees. These
committees might report or hold their
discussions once a month, and thus there
would be a meeting of interest every
week. Without something of this kind
anv association labors under the most
manifest disadvantages. W have often
heard the remark made, "Mechanics nev
er hold long together." We have seen
the truthfulness of this remark verified in
a great many instances. They seem to
advance new porojecis relating to their
own interests with zeal, but soon fall
back into the arms of apathy, or what is
worse get into disputes and divide int
factions about things that are no greater
in importance than the shadows of
Above all things we advise our me
chanics, in respect to every institution
which they may establish, to engraft upon
their escutcheon, "Knowledge is power;"
"Don't give up the ship." There is no
village of any importance in our wide
spread country but should have an asso
ciation of the nature set forth above.
It should belong to no class, but embrace
within its folds all who have the taste
for, or take an interest in, the progress of
science and art, and the propagation of
useful knowledge.
Now as I have given a few of the
broad principles upon which we have or
ganized, we deem it our duty to touch
lightly upon the individual duties of its
members, and the theme which I will
commence with will be self-reliance.
Mt. Pleasant.
Messrs. Cline and Watkins went to
Weeping Water Tuesday.
Lee Hobsou and Charlie Norris went
to Plattsmouth Thursday of last week.
The quarterly meeting at Eight Mile
Grove was postponed on accouut of the
absence of the Elder.
Ye correspondent has been snowed un
der for a number of days. Tins accounts
fr your not hearing from him.
Ed Mouglcy informs us that his father-in-law,
Mr. Bird, will return from his
western visit the last of this week.
Mr. Pitman hauled his postal supplies
to Nehawka Monday. We can now get
our mail twice a day by going after it.
It is reported that the mercury has been
down 3' below zero in this "neck o' the
woods." Perhaps it has but we are too
"matter of fact" to give the report much
credence without seeing the thermometer.
The United Brethren are holding pro
tracted meetings at their church this
week. The minister's efforts will be re
warded by the conversion of a number of
souls, judging from the interest that is
being taken.
The cold wave has frozen out our mail
carrier, so Uncle Sam has decided to dis
continue the 1ft. Pleasant post office. Mr.
Short made his last trip to our town last
Friday. His route will now end at Mur
ray, which will be much "Sho: t"-er.
Dim Star.
Mrs. Bannister
Has opened a cutting school in connec
tion with her dress-making, where ladies
may procure the latest improved tailor
system, said to be the best in use. Room
over Solomon Nathan's store. dl2t
Damask Rose the Great Skin Cure and
Tailet article, Mfg. and sold by O. P.
Smith & Co. " tf
.If you wan't your photographs taken
go to W. E. Cntler. j-23-tf.
Try O. P. Smith Jc Co's Damask Rose
for Chapped Hands and Lips. tf
Real estate and abstracts.
dtf W. S. Wisk.
Office room and house for rent, enquire
of E. G. Dovey k Son. j20 dlOt
Try O. P. Smith .'o Co's Damask Rose
for Salt Rheum, Scrofulous sores, fetters
External Erysepela., Rash, Itch, chafing
of Infants iY.c, a fompleln Household
Remedy. No household should be with
out it. if
Try O. P. Smith te Co s K. of P.
Cologne Lasting and Frairrant. i ' tf
Hew Coods.
2Wm. HeroM is receiving a new stock
of good.i to supply the demand of his tx
tensive trade. j-2: tf
Call on Threlkeld fc Barley for fun
citrars. dim
Go to the Monarch Rcstrurant for a
irood dish of oysters. d-lm
Before purchasing your dress "goods
call at Win. Herold's. tf
Fire Insurance written in the
Etna, Phcenix and Hartford by
Windham Sc Davies.
Five energetic, wide-awake men to so
licit memberships in the cities of Nebras
ka and Kansas, for the American Musi
cal Association, of Chicago. Business
pleasant and profitable. You need not
be a practical musician. Call any even
ing p to Fridav and see the agent at Mr.
Ferguson's, Cor. Vine and -1th streets.
New goods at Herold's.
Hay for Sale-
Three hundred tons of hay for sale for
cash, either delivered or on the protind
Leave order at Henry Weckbach's store.
Jau. 3 m3d.vw L. Stcm..
Buownk fc Stieioiit will give you the
best insurance in the city. Insure now.
don't wait until you are burned out. j VJ 1 -1
Swedish Lingens. stock fish and all
kinds of or herring for Lent can be
had at jan21tf Wkckhacii & Co.
4 N. SULLIVAN. Attorney at Law. W
xft.. Kive im.Mijjt .mention 1 nil 1. limine. I
trusted to him. Ofllc in t.'i.-ion l:ioek, Kast
siuc, riattsmoutli, .eo.
L, KICJCIXS, ?.!. 1)., l'liyslcian and Sur
J' jreon. Outdoor went of lienm-ti 's s'ore.
Ofiiee hours from 10 to l- ;i. m. and from :; to
IClm Htivet;! Mrs. Levities' house. Telephone
oinee ana niiuse.
Dissolution Notice
Vla'Ptsmoutii. Neb., Jan. 2, lssX.
Xtitice lo uiitiin it mat concern:
The firm known sti Mercer Lros. fc Co.. in this
day disolved by mutual consent. The badness
will nerealter he conducted uy W.O. & L. (J
Mercer, known as Mtrtir lirou.
Dr. R Nunn, M. D.,B Ch
Trinity Collkok, Dum.ix,
Late Surgeon at Western Oiilitlialinie and
Aibt at lioyal Ophthalmic Hospital, Lordon.
Office, Kuom IS, Barker Block : 10 a. in. to 4 p. in
Omaha, Nebraska
Correspondence Punctually Answered.
Merchant Tailor.
Keeps constantly on hand sample of the
bestfrond to be procured. Is prepared to
make pants for Jf-l.OO and upwards ami suLb for
SIC. 00.
Neatly and promptly done at the lowest
prices. Over Peter Merges' store, North hide
Mailt Street.
K. B. Wixiuiam,. Jonx A. Daviks.
Notary Public. Notary Public.
attorneys - at - Law.
Ofiice over Bank of C.'as County.
Plattsmouth, - - Nebraska.
23TX!e- TIXE
with high arm and vibrating shuttle,
sold on time. Easy pajnicnts or cash
Manager Plattsmouth Brauch
Dr. C. A- Marsha!!
Preservation of natural teeth a cprciulty.
l'eeth crtrmtcd without jxiin limine uf Lawjhlng
All work warranted. Prices reasonable.
Cor. 12th and Granite Streets.
Contractor and Builder
Sept. 12-6m.
T&is &VO.GQ
. jewel:
$1,7 Worth
-Must Ik-
Vse? ce e$a fcss?
As J have lo leiivi! to take ciiar.i ,,f niy Father's business in Ottimi
wa, on account of his cutilinii.'d ill ht:ltli. .Now is the time to la' ill
a auyiy of HOOTS and SHOKS at
French Kid hand-turned shots. . .
French Kid common sense shots .
Ctiracoa Kid common se nse shoes.
Dongola haiid-.sewdl shoes
(iUze dongola si i ties
Straight goat slices
Rest goat button shoes
Hand-sewed Imtton shoe."
Calf button shoes
Oil grain button shoe
(love calf button shoes
Dongola foxed button shoes
(Jrain button shoes
Red Cross School Shoe Reduced 25c apr.
M isses best Kid and (oat Sorinrr heel ...
Men's best hand sewed hoes
Men's best Calf sewed shoe
Men's best Kangaroo sewed shoe
Men's best calf sewed shoe
Men's best congress or button - lioc. . ;
Men's calf boots
Men's best kip boots
Men's Good kip boots
will fmcl it to your interest to csdl early.
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T. .J- THOMA8,
V. IfOI KSAI.i: M !::;TMr. IiKAI.KK IN
Beef, Pork, Mutt, Yea! and Poultry.
2 ir,vit3 all to givs aaQ a trial.
Sugar Cured Meat IIam, Paeon. Lar.l.
at lowest hying prices. Do not
Lowest Prices in.
L- T!- i
pom: packers LjL .n"
Sugar Cured Meats, Harris. Bacon, Lard &c a
ot our own make. The best brands of OYSTFI?i ' ' '
lG3ervod for
!' 'Jii- Ilcst Makes of
sold in Hit-
.$. 00 reduced to $4 35
..2 50 now $2 25
4 uu
5 00
5 00
3 no
2 50
2 75
1 50
:) 50
4 25
4 U5
2 75
1 5
1 75
: 75
2 60
ill Li n &
etc. etc. Frch (,wt(!s : ( an n,l riv to dvc mc yourV:: Jjc.
tiio Oitv r.-,n "
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