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The Evening Herald.
J. H. KING, City Editor.
A. flalUbarr, D.atlat, Bokwoo4 Balldla.,
TaUahoae No. to.
Dr. Nl(laffa, Offlea and Baaldeaca 8harwa4
Block, TaUphoaa No. it.
."Anything new about the strike ?"
The strike "All's well, that "ends
"I've charged thee not to haunt
about my doors." (Shakespeare.)
"No one allowed to trespass around
the company's premises." (U. & M.)
The first Odd Fellows lodge in
Nebraska was instituted in 1855.
The next annual anniversary of the
I. O, O. F. will be held at Crete, Neb.,
The Weekly Herald is a boomer
these times with newsy notes from all
parts of the county.
"F. E. White Hose Co. No. 1 are re
quested to meet at council chamber, Tues-
at 7:30 v. m. for the election of officers.
-"We have hundreds of newspapers
that we have received as "exchanges"!
that we will cheerfully give to any per
son calling at this ofilce.
List Saturday about 5 i, M-, there
was a runaway similar in every respect
to the one that took place in the morning,
with the exception thnt no one was hurt
The ladies of the M. K. church will
give a 10 cent sociable Thursday evening
at the home of Mrs. Dabb, corner of Main
and 13 h htreet. to which all are invited
to come and have a good time.
We clip the following in Saturday's
Omaha realeptate transfers from venter
dav's Bee: "M. D. Polk to V. 1. Jones
and S. Ii. Hovery, lot 1 and 17 ft. of H
side of lot 2, blk. 4, Denise's add, wd.
The weather signal Hags that hung
out in Main street last Friday got soaked
with rain, which froze them. Then a stiff
breeze came up and tore them in tatters
so that now they resemble "the flag that
braved a thousand years the battle and
Wc are proud to state to our friend's
and advertising patrons that the circula
tion of The Herald since January 15th
has increased twenty-three daily's and
twenty-nine weeklies. Our subscription
books are open for inspection to any
Mr. Ed. Morley. of Plattsmouth, has
been in the city this week instructing the
I. O. O. F. lodge of fhis city in 4;teani
work." It is the intention of the lodge
t adopt this work in the initiations and
conferring of degrees. Considerable in
terest is manifested in the matter. The
members are satisfied it will be a great
success and create a new interest in lodge
work Beatrice Republican.
Frank ltyan, the murderer of Helen
Howard, last Friday evening, in Omaha,
had in his effects a letter from some rela
tive, of which the followiug is a portion.
This little slip contains a whole sermon
of truth and common sense: "With pa
tient industry (eyeh a peanut stand),
steadfast honesty, and a determined will,
by God's help trusting to Him and your
own will, submissive to his will you can
yet be a man."
"I read once in a book about a boy
who swallowed a bead necklace, and for
ever afterwards, whenever he'd walk, the
beads would rattle in his stomach." This
anecdote was related today by one per
son to another, who then said : "Why,
that's nething; I saw a small boy swallow
a fork on Main street the other day, and
shortly after the prongs came out of the
small of his back, and pined him fast
against a telephone pole, against which
he leaned, while he called for a doctor."
The question is being agitated as to
what extent the B. & M. and "Q." roads
- will be liable for damages to stock in
transit and which is now kept from mar
ket. As the company do not bind thcu.
selves to have the stock on the market at
any particular day or hour and hence the
claim for damage will be based on the
ktate of the market on the day in which
the stock gets in. Shippers hold t'.iat the
claims will have to be settled on ilie day
that the stock should have reached the
market, provided the tie-up had not oc;
We received a commuication Satur
day concerning the competency or incom
petency of an engineer concerned in the
strike. If the person who sent that arti
cle will send his or her name we will
publish what was forwarded. We do net
want your name for publication, but to
get an opportunity to ascertain if you are
a reliable and truthful person and ycur
assertions correct. We have a "Free
Parliament" column in this paper that is
open for anyone to express their opinions,
so long as they do not scandal their
neighbors, or are liable to use expressions
that will hurt the feeling of man, woman
or child. If you have been wronged we
will try and defend you. But we do not
want any items obscene, vulgor or scan
dalous, whether they are true or not
Thera is enough news without that.
"Let the dead past bnry its dead."
THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. .
'Books are a Sort
"A good book is the precious life-blood
of a master-spirit, embalmed and treas
ured up in purpose to a lif bejond life."
A number of young ladies of this city be
ttering in the above remark of Milton,
and with a commendable spirit of tact,
pluck and enterprise, conceived the idea
of establishing a public library in this
city a few years ag. We are not in
formed as to the names of the originators
of the idea, but a meeting rrus called,
and it was decided to designate the new
institution as the "Plattsmouth Heading
Room and Circulating Library." Books,
tables, carpets, lamps, etc., were purchas
ed and the library opened. The object
of the philanthropic young ladies was to
offer a place where the young or old of
the city could peruse the daily and weekly
newspapers from bifferent parts of the
United States, and havo a pleasant and
profitable place to spend their leisure
Miss Murgarct O'Rourk, the librarian
whose intellectual attainments eminently
qualify her for that position, appears to
have distinctive ability in trying to make
the library a s.uccess. Her popularity and
cheerful manners attract numbers to the
library rooms, who, otherwise, under
.urly management, would not attend
The other officers arc: Miss Lillian Pol
ock, pres. ; Miss Amelia Vallery, vice pres.
Miss Olive Jones, sec; Miss Anna Murphy.
assist.-sec. ; Margaret O'Rourk, trens.
The library contains five hundred
works which comprise novels, poctiy
historv, science and bioraphv. The
monthly periodicals are: Harpers' Month
ly, Century, Wide-Awake and St. Nicho
las. The illustrated weeklies are: Har
per's Weekly, Puck, Youth's Companion
and Golden Days. JThe dalics are: Chi
cago Tribune, Omaha Bee, PlattsmoutI
Herald and Journal. Weekly newspa
pers: Cincinnati Inquirer, Plattsmouth
Herald, New Renublic, and Woman's
Any person can take out a book from
the library on payment of ten cents; time
allowed for reading, two weeks. The
time can bv extended on payment of an
additional five cents. Any person pay
ing twenty-five cents will be entitled to
take out a book whenever they think fit,
for one month. One dollar gives the
same privilege for one year. If a book
is lost, the person losing it has to pay tke
value of the book; if damaged, the
amount of damage.
The library is open week days from 2
till 5:30 r. sr., and from 7 till 10 r. m
The reading rooms are free for all. The
expenses each month are about thirty-five
dollars, which has to be met out of the
purses of the young ladies running the
institution, if the receipts from the loan
of books are not sufficient.
Now that is a shame it is not right,
Dryden says : "Learn, wretches, learn
the motions of the mind, and the great
moral end of human kind." How are
the poor to learn ? Hot are the induce
mcuts of the saloons to be counteracted
or checkmated if not by reading rooms
and such-like institutions ? Not that
alone, but the city needs a public library,
a place where they could take a stranger
and point to with pride as an evidence of
interest manifested in the welfare of our
city by her citizens.
The city council should immediately
take steps in this matter and rent the
upper portion of the new building going
up corner of Fourth and Main. Use
portion for a city hall and grant the rest
for the use of the city library. The place'
now used for a council chamber is a dis
grace and a blot on the fair escutcheon
of Plattsmouth. The city library should
be Plattsraouth's pride, a living and ad
vertising monument of this city's intel
Sec t. The only remedy, which is easily
of accomplishment, is for the city coun
cil to procure a better and more appro
priate place for their meetings than the
place they have at present. Let the
Board of Trade and the city library en
joy the use of a portiou of the building
rent free, then when a stranger comet
within thy gates" for the purpose of in
vesting money he will not be conducted
into a room, similar to an anarchists
metting-room in some low dive at Seven
Points, New York City. The city's pros
perity is rapidly increasing. We want
something more dignified.
The ladies of the reading room urgent
ly need a dictionary, a book-case, and
the works of Disraeli, Nathaniel Haw
thorne, Washington Irving, and a printed
We are happy to say that Plattsmouth
contains as large a number of noble-heait-cd
and generous ineu and women as any
city of its size in the Union, and all that
is ueeded is for these objects of charity
or benefits to our city to be brought to
their notice, and we feel perfectly satis
fied that the needed articles herein men
tioned will be supplied to the library by
our enterprising citizens. As an inbttnee,
a me iical gentleman, who is a railroad
official in this city, in aa interview this
morning on the subject said: "Send
those ladies round with a - subscription
paper, and I'll give as much as anybody
in this city. I'll do all I can to help
them make their rooms a fit place to en
tertain a stranger."
Hundreds of our citizens have signified
their willingness to assist in this cause.
All that is needed, is, for the young ladies
to form a committee and go among our
business men aad the desired amount, we'll
guarantee, can be collected tomorrow. A
suitable heading can be procured at this
office free. The Herald dvsires to offer
its services in this or any other cause for
the benefit of our city, and will take
great pleasure in receiving subscriptions
and publishing the names of the donors.
In the meantime wc publish the following
as a starter :
Herald Composing Ituoms..
I). A. Caititi-!l
1 4. K. Hktujier
M O'Kourk & .son
M. A. Ilartipau 1 Co
John A. Duvies 2.1
K. i;. W indliam 1 0t
.1. M. 1'atterson 1
J. M. Snyd. r
S. Wai:fi ,
1. o e
K. Herrmann ,1 Co
Clias. A. 1. tacli
School teachers frequently ask their
scholars such questions as "N line the the
longest river in the world; what word
contains the greatest number of words?"
and a hundred other similiar questions,
answers to which can be constantly found
in medical almanacs and advertising
memorandums. Such information is no
proof of acquired knowledge. "Of
specious lore, but little understood,
veneer oft outshioes the solid wood."
Such questions cannot be be stored in
the memory of any person unless it is
that of statisticians, or a crank who is con
stantly trying to square a Euclid circle
or working out a problem about '"How
many grains of corn would it take to
equal the number of cars now standing
idle on account of the strike." Lit any
child ask its parents such questions, no
matter how well-informsd and educated
they may be. and they will have to ad
mit that "I was acquainted with such
subjects when I went to school, but I
have forgotton them since." The reason
is. that such knowledge may be useful
to a "hedge schoolmaster" in an argu
ment but docs not aid a person to gain a
livelihood in this busy world.
All our citizens should be sure and
attend the Board of Trade meeting te
morrow night in the G. A. R. hall in the
Rockwood building at 8. r. m. We are
certain to have another road into this
city this summer. The more roads the
more work, the more population, the
more money. This question is like the
Star of Betlehem, only it is not spiritual,
"it shines for you, it shines for me."
Our citizens should awake, aud not ex
claim, like Rip Van Winkle after his
twenty years sleep "It seems like a dream
a dream." This question is not a
dream, but a stern realty, and requires
enthusiasm and the attendance of all citi
zens for free and open discussion.
It gives us great pleasure to inform
our readers that James Ilogde-tt and Jones
contractors of Plattsmouth haye received
ths "contract for the Anhauser Busch
Brewery Co. (of St. Louis) building in
this city. This is a good recognition of
the abilities of the workingmen unci con
tractors of this city, when we consider
that three Omaha contractors put in their
bids for the work, and were personal
friends cf Louis Kruge, the general man
ager of the company, and then for "our"
Plattsmouth with the second highpst bid
to take the prize.
The Young Men's Republican Club
are requested to pay particular attention
to the call for a meeting tonight publish
ed fully in another column.
"Nick" Holmes, although severely in
jured in Saturday's runaway, is likely to
recover from the injuries he received.
Dr. Shipnian is in attendance.
A telegram was received in this city
today as an application lor a marriage
license between Walter A. Cole aud Mit-s
Luella Norton, both o'f Weeping Water.
The dime museum will open at 7
r. m. tonight, in the building formerly
occupied by the Bon Ton bakery.
A full report ot the Cass County
Agricultural Society will be in tomor
Dr. John Black returned yesterday
Judge Wildi, of Cedar Creek, was in
the city today.
Pat Connelly an old engineer of this
city, but now oa the U. P. at Denver, ar
rived in town Saturday evening.
Douglas Griggs returned yesterday
from Rock Island, 111., where he was
summoned last week to attend his father's
Mrs. McMaken and Mrs. Dickson, de
legates from the Woman's Relief Corp,
G. A. R., of this city, to Lincoln, returned
home Sunday night.
Fred nebert, formerly employed in the
journal office of this city, but now iu
the job roo;n of the Journal r.t Sioux
City, came in Sunday, and is around
shaking hands and visiting old friends.
5,000 posts for sale, leave orders with
John Tutt at L. D. Bennett's grocery
store. f23-d w-lm
Hard green wood for sale, $1.50 per
cord. Apply to John Tutt t Bennett's
grocery store. f23-dl2
Gold Coin stoves and ranges the best
in the market at I. Park-man's. Fltf
Wanted. To rent a small houso in
the vicinitv of this office, where further
information can be obtained.
I. Pearlman sells furniture on the in
stallment plan. Payments weekly or
Go to I. Parlemau's for tine furniture.
Swedish I.ingeus, stock fish and all
kinds of fish or. herring for Lent can be.
hud at j iu21tf Wixkiiach & Co.
There are 21 reasons why you
should purchase lots in South Park.
See page 4. fGif
Fou Sale On reasonable terms my.
residenc e on the N. W. corner of Elm and
11 tli streets. Said property consists of
i block with a Rood story and a half
house of six rooms, two wardrobes and
one pantry; good well and city water;
t wenty-scyen beaiing apple trees, and an
abundance of small fruit of all kinds.
tf P. D. Bates.
Ke;d Use reasons why you
should iseirclisuc lots in South
Park, ois page -9. Glf
New furniture at I. Parlenian's. Fltf
Real estate and
W. S. Wise.
Firo Insurance written In the
Etna, Phconix and Hartford by
Windham &. Davios.
Hay for Sato.
Three hundred tons of hay for sale for
cash, cither delivered cr on the ground.
Leave orders at Henry Weekbach's store.
Furniture for the cellar, kitchen nnc!
parior sold on wee kly or monthly install
ments at I. Pearl man's. f2 dtf
Bennett has just received a large sup
ply of garden seed in bulk and in pack
ages, f 28-dO-wl
Parties needing household furniture
and those vho contemplate keeping
house sooit will find it to their object to
buy of I. Parleman. f2-dtf
B.& fit. Time Table.
o. 1. 5 :.'0 a m.
N, ;.-- :40 p, ni.
No. 6 ! :.'! a. in.
No 7.--T :!3 !. in.
No. --G :11 p. m.
No. II 6 :05 a. in.
N'o, 2.-4 ;25 p. in.
Vo. 4. 10 ::so a. m.
No. 0 7 :S0 p. 111.
No. 8.-3 :M a. in.
". !. 9 :45 a. m.
Iso. 12. -9 :38 (. ai.
(ruiiif run daily by way of Omaha, except
ui 7and8vmcn run to anu iruin ten ui lei
daily except bumlay.
No. Co is a ftiib to Pacific Junction at S 30.a m
No. 19 is a stub from I'aciiic Junction at 11 a in.
NOTICE OF INDEBTEDNESS
Of ihe I'ltrttxmouUi Water Company, a Colora
tion Organized Under the Laws of the State
September 1st, 1S87.
Hm Plattsniouth Warr Company hereby
iivei liotiee that the foll'.winc is th list s.ni
amount of all existiint debts of said corporation
on llio lir-t Cay 01 fu-pieiiuiei. a. i. j8.
First inl t'.rPK C per cent, bonds of
the riHiteiiioutii Water Conip:iiy,
intenfst navablo semi-annually
October 1st ami Anil 1st, f 110.0AQ Ofl
Taxe asrssd, 849 37
Current monthly pay-roll and mis
cellaneous runniui' expense, not
exceeding, : 3X co
Total amount cf iiidebe lness. ..$111,149 37
This not'ee is Riven in compliance wit h tne
provisions ol Chapter 16 oi tile cjompneu &tat
utes of the State of Nebraska.
Ii. K. Clakke, Tresident.
flKKitv E. Cobb. )
ltwsox, v Majority ox the Directors.
Mivox D. Fot.iv
N. MH.I.IVAN, Attorney at Law. Wil
give picinpt 1 ler.lxn, to a-1 !:imesi in
trusted to 1 im. Office in L'uiou block. East
sule, 1'lattsinoutn, Neb.
K. D. WlNPHAM, Join A. Daviks,
Notary rublie. Notary Tublic
&.ttorzivs - at - Law.
Office over Bank cf Ca County.
ri.ATTSMOUTii, - - Nebraska.
C. F. SMIT H,
Keeps constantly on hand sample of the
best iroodf to be vroeuted. Is prepared to
it ake punts for il.cO and upwards and suite for
Neatly ::r.d promptly done at 'lie lowest
prices. e:ver Tcler Merge' store, North Side
- ao to
Try (xooas. Notions Ecots iM Siiocs
or Ladies and Gents
FURNISHING - GOODS.
lie keeps as large and as well
As can be found any place in the city and make
you prices that defy competition.
Haryr's Bazar P ttera3 and Ba rs Corsets.
Dr. C. A- Marshall.
Preen vation f catur.il teeth a fpeclalty.
Ccelh extracted without pain by ue of Laughing
All work warranted. Prices reasonable.
7v vi St-.-- -3r
i j.y : it ft
JE WES ILEH S.
CLOSING OUT AT COST.
$4,700 Worth of the liest Makes of
Mutt he sold in the-
As I have to leave to take charge of my Father's business in Ottum
wa, on account of his continued ill health. Now in the time to lay in
a suyply of LOOTS and SHOES at
Ladies' French Kid hand-turned shoes
Gaelics t rencii hid euniiwoii s.ns: shoes
Ladies' Curacoa Kid common st use shoes
Ladies' Dongola hand-sewed shoes
Ladies' GLzc dongola shoes
Ladies' Straight gout slices
Ladies' Lest goat button shoes
Ladies' Hand-sewed button shoes
Ladies' Calf button shoes
Ladies' Oil grain Lutton shoes
Ladies' Glove calf button shoes
Ladies' Dongola foxed button shoes
Ladies' Grain button shoes
Bed Cross School Shoe Reduced 25c apr
Misses best Kid and Goat Spring heel
Men s best hand sewed shoes
Men's best Calf sewed shoo
Men's best Kangaroo sewed shoe
Men's best calf sewed shoe
Men's best congress or button shoe
Men's calf boots
Men's best kip boots
Men's Good kip boots
All Goods must bo sold at once. ITou
will find it to ycurintorest to call early.
SOUTH SIDE MAIN.
Reasons for Purchasing Lots in South Park.
1. As a whole they are the iintPt lying lots in the city. r
2. They are shaded with beautiful forest trees.
3. They are located between Chic: go and Lincoln Avenues, the
two finest drives about the city.
4. They are only a ten-minutes walk from the bufeinees portion
of the town.
5. By reason of their location between the two main thorough
faies into the cicy, they are more accessible than lots in other additions.
0. The only addition to the city reached by two established
7. The only new addition to the city reached by wa
and with a prospect of being supplied in the near future
plete water privileges.
8. New sidewalks recently constructed to within a lew fet of
the addition and will shortly l.e extended.
U. Will certainly have street car privileges at no distant date.
10. If you wish a fine view ot the river, locate on a lot in South
If you wish a sightly and
iad from a South Park lot.
it can be h
12. To persons in the railroad employ, the eastern portion of
uth Park is the most desirable residence locality in the city.
13. lo persons desiring a
rn portion of South Park is
j. ine l. e.v ii. rauroad track runs near the east line of the
addition, lr.iniliing good lacililies
lo. It you locate in South Park you will have good neighbors :
Major Simpson, John 11. Cox, John A. Davies, John L. Minor J. V."
Wcckbach, Chas. Harris, John II. Young, Htnry Waterman 'w. Q.
Ingraham, Ii. Spin-lock, Jerry Farthing; Thos. E. Reynolds' S. A
Davis, L. A, Miner, C. M. Wc ad, Prank Irish, J. 2sr. Glenn C T
oieman, o. v. oneaKman, rraiiK -Lieesoii. l,li.is A 'm.lr
iuexancier, Jonn loore, 21. A. It-jjipman,- Liliie Kalisky, T. W.
Faught, Clayton Uarber, W. J. Jlesser, Harry Ivneller, J. E. I3arwick
J. G. Poyal, W. X. McLennan, P. C. Minor, I McCourt, J.C. Fought
and others are owners of South Park property.
10. Over 12.000 worth of this desirable property has been dis
posed of within a short period and no part has been sold to outside
speculators which is solid proof of the substantial irrowth of tbia Mt
of the city.
17. iI ore substantial houses were built in South Park in the
fall of 1887 than in any one locality in the city and the prospects for
spring building are much greater,
18. Lots will be sold until the 1st of April, next. at. Sif.n
after said date the price on the most desirable lots will be advanced '
10. Terms cash, bfilanee in one and two years, or Ir.t m.'i..
purchased on monthly payments.
20. Any-number of persons,
lots in one transaction will be given a lot free to dispose of as thev
may deem proper.
21. Any person or pereons purchasing 20 or morn lr,t
ing cash, may Lave one and two
22. If any other reasons for
. . . . .v.. . . ... i
desired tliey.will be given by calling
00 reduced ( $4 25
$2 50 now $2 2
. . . 3 50
picturesque view of Plattemoth,
residence c.m Chicago avenue, the
available for that purpose. '
tor manuiactui inf industries.
not less than five. r,nrr.l!aK;nr,
years on balance without interest.
i-inrch a airier 1-. ; o .i. n
--..f, v.o iu vuui x arjc are
at the office of
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