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Til E DAILY IIKKaIJ), i'l.ATirt.Kin,, i,Zi.KAKA, .MONDAY, MAPCH liK 1SSS.
The Evening Herald.
J. H. KING, City Editor.
A. Nallnbarjr, DcalUt, Boaknood
TUboat .tu. ti.
Dr. Kbrlngi, (fflr aad
Blok.Tlpbaa No 42.
M. McKlwain ia roportctl as bcinij
Frank LunJnccker of St. Joe ia in
town todad. .
Chariey Hammer buried hit nine day
old child today.
Attorney Uyron Clark went to Lin
coln today on lejjal business.
The Presbyterian Sowing Circle will
meet with Mrs. Ambrose Patterson Tues
day, Marc h 20, at 2 I. M.
There lias been no c.vprosa from eabt
of Chicago received by the express com-
lrny of this city for tho last six days.
William Carruth, a machinist in the
II. fc M. shops is happy. Cause, a bright
cherub. Time of occurence, last niht.
Little Frank Sullivan who has been
reported as being sick from u bloT re
ceived from a school-fellow is repo:ted
Thwre i-t an article in today's istsue
signed "Individual" for which we arc
not responsible. Our columns are open
Mis Kurt, residing in the "old
S!iuh Farm," north of town is very low
through exhaustion caused by a hcuior
rhage frefli the nasal organs.
Don't fail to attend the spelling
school in Kockwood hall tomorrow night.
Admission 15 cents. You will be highly
delighted, interested and amused.
The storm iDterferrcd with telephone
messages between here and Omaha today,
but Steve Buzzell was out with his force
and speedily rectified the damage.
. At lleadyille. Pa., it is said, where
Allegheny college is located, a sign post
ed on a fence in a prominent alley read
"Hieh noe horses hear, 5 dolers fine."
1 lie station agent at Oreapous re
ports an extraordinary number of clucks
in that vicinity. Now is a good oppor
tunity for hunters to have lots of sport.
A popular gentleman of this city
will probably leave tomorrow to take up
his permanent residence in Chadron, th:s
state, to hold a position in ths laud
office of tht city.
A cordial invitation is extended to
young and old to be present at the old
fashioned spelling school, given by the
Y. L. K. IL A., at Hock wood Hall, Tues
day evening, March 20. Admission 15c.
There it a funeral today of the step
daughter (Miss Thomas) ot Mr. "Wool
worth. This young lady dietl last Satur
day night of typhoid fever. She will be
burried in "WoolwortlTs cemetery. Cellar
Frank Burgess and Robert II. Liv
ingston, who lately passed a successful
medical examination at Omaha Medical
College, went up today to receive their
diplomas. Plattsmonth is. proud of
The parents of Gecrge Oliver of the
Journal force paid him a visit yester
day. They reside in Council Bluffs,
George is a chip of the old block" and
highly respected for his straight-forward,
manly character by his associates in this
Engine Xo. 38 run into engine 460
at midnight last night near the coal sheds
in the yards. Xo. 40S' pilot was mashed
all to pieces. Hudson was the person on
3, and was just getting ready to run out
train 31. When asked by the night
hostler: "Why did'nt yon stop?" he said
"How could I, she hail too much steam."
The following notice has been receiv
od by agents B. & M. "Agents : T)n ac
count of Cattle Growers' Convention,
round trip tickets to Denver may be sold
Macli 20, at following rates: Frou
Plattsmouth $25 for the round trip. Lim
it return in each case to April 5, 1888."
An amusing occurenc Happened m
the yards last night. A person was run
n:ng an engine from the round-house
with the object of pulling ont Xo. 2ii
when he had a collision with another en
gine in th yards. When asked by thf
night hostler "why he did'nt stop her,"
lie replied "I could'nt, she had too much
The editorial and composing rooms
of The IIekald return their sincere
thanks to Hilladny's minstrels today for
their serenade this morning. The gentle
men composing this company, although
colored, are a living representation of
politeness and intellect against the im
putations that soma addle-heads would
try to put on the colored race.
You should not pay attention to the
inclemency of tbe weather tonight but
wrap yourself up warmly and carefully
and go and witness the performance of
of Halladaj's Mintnls. Their enter
tainment is clean and chaste. If you
take a pleasure in fun, iu tense excitement,
encores and rapturous applause don't
fail to witness their performance tonight
It will be a long time before you gtt
such an opportunity again.
STORY O? A SONG-WRITER.
Tho Downfall of a Brilliant Com
poser Brought About by Drink
Standing at the window today
tho crash of brass instruments was borne
suddenly up to tho writer's ear from
the street. Halladaj's minstrels were
playing "The Cricket on the Hearth
The melody brought vividly to mind its
brilliant, but erratic, composer, the late
James E. Stewart, the atory of whose life
uud sad, untimely death is well wvrth
telling. Though Stewart himself lies
forgotten in his western grave, save by a
few, his songs will livo long after him
They rank with those of Foster and
Work in popularity, the best-known be
ing, perhaps, "Jennie, the Flower of Kil
dare,'' "Only to tec her Face Again,
"The Old Iron Sign," "Mary's Gone With
a Coon ami"! lie Cricket on the Hearth.
These have all in their turn enjoyed the
fullest measure of tho evanescent success
accorded to sentimental souirs, "The
Cricket on the Hearth" being at present
all the rage.
Stewart was born in Detroit, in 1812
His musical talent manifested itself at an
early age, and when he was but six years
old it is said that he could plav a good
accompanimunt on the piano. He re
ceived his first lessons from a London
organist of some note, named Yarndley
who had settled in Detroit. The pro
grcss made by young Stewart was remar
HnMc, and in a khort tune he could ren
d r t he most difficult compositions wit!
an case that was accounted marvelous in
one so young. He was afterwards en
gaged by the well-known comedian. Sol
Smith Kusscll. who was giving his mon
ologne at the time in the small towns of
Stewart acted as pianist, accompany
in" Itussell upon the instrument while
the latter was giving his graphic elelinea
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lions of character. The tour completed
he returned to Detroit, where, by the ad
vice ot J. Henry Whittemore, a publisher
of music in that city, 3 composed his
first song. Other songs and instrumen
tal pieces followed in rapid succession,
the first, as Well as the greatest, hit of
his life being made with "Jennie, the
Flower of Kildare," which was sung and
whistled everywhere. The phenomenal
success of this song firmly established the
reputation of Stewart, and henceforth
his work was eagerly sought by the pub
lishers of music throughout tho country,
In 1880 Stewart took up his abode in
Cincinnati, at the request of George D.
Newhall, a well-known publisher of that
city. He had by this time acquired the
consuming thirst for liquor that proved
his downfall anil resulted finally . in bis
tragic death. At first Xewhafl was
obliged to go out with him every hour
of the day to purchase him a drink, and
it was with the utmost difficulty that he
could be induced to work. Then a place
was made for him in the back of New-
hall's music store, where nearly all of his
later compositions were written. Thesje
include "Only to See Her Face Again,
"Mertie Gray " "Clin" to Me," "Bring
Her Back to Life Again," "Fairies.
Watch Her in Her Cradle," "Where the
Birds Sing," "My Jennie's Over the Sea
"Once I Loved Her," "The Cricket on the
Hearth" and Mary s Gone with a Coon,
til of which have brought a fortune to
his publisher; but the opportunity to en
rich himself at the same time was wasted
He was generous eyen to a fault, and,
however large or small the sum he had
upon his person, he would share it wMi
tho lust unfortunate who accosted aim.
Phis led to so many impositions that fin
ally, at Stewart's request, Xewhall doled
out to him frequently during the day
small sums, ranging' from twenty-five
cents to $1, so that, as Stewart emphatic
ally put it, "he would not be taken in so
Nearly all of his songs had for their
inspiration incidents in his life that
would have seemed trivial to many, but
which impressed him 6trongly. As an
instance, "The Old Iron Sign" suggested
itself to Stewart late one night in Cincin
nati when he was returning to his room
from the theatre in company with Frank
Morton, known to the vandevilles as a
member of tha ''Big Four" organization.
It was bitter cold and the wind was blow
ing hard, causing the poor wretches who
wre out to seek the protection of the
doorways. "We were all alone." said
Morton, "and suddenly I saw Stewart
stop before an old sign that was creaking
on its hinges. 'Them's music in that
sign,' he said. When we reached his room
he told me to bring the gu tar out, and.
seating himself at the table, he wrote
The Old Iron Sign.' "
Xot so happy was the origin of "Only
to See her Face again." So hopelessly
had Stewart become addicted to drink
that his wife finally abandoned him
The blow was a keen one to him. It was
shortly after this in Peters' music store
:n the old Melodeon Hdl building, a
place where Stephen Foster had been
often years before him, that "Only to See
her Face Again" was written. The writ
er's thoughts go back to a snowy night
in Cincinnati several years ago, when
newspaper duties led him to one of the
variety theatres in the precinct known as
"Over the Rhine." While he was there
Stewart staggered in upon the arm of a
companion and seated himself in an or-
hestra chair. He was palpably under
the influence of liquor. A week's growth
of hair was on his face, his linen was
soiled, and his clothes were frayed and
lusty. The performance proceeded, but
he gave little heed to it. Finally a bell
fiukled and a tawdrily-dressed woman
issued from the wings, while the orches
tra played in low tones the prelude of
'Only to See ;ller Face Again. llei
voice was one or uncommon sweetness
for the concert-halls, and while she sang
he house grew wrapt and still. Who
an tell what memories that song aroused
in one listener's heart ? . At last Stewart
eould 6tand it no longer. Bursting into
i flood of bitter tears he rushed up the
lisle, to the pity of the few who knew
him, and, be it said, to the intense amuse
ment of the others, who drowned the
singer's yoico with their uproarous laugh
ter. Finally Stewart's' condition became
one of hopelci inebriety. The haunts he
frequented brought him into contact with
low vagabonds, and he fell an easy vic
tim to them. One 'peccadillo followed
fast upon the heels of another. Out of
these he was always assisted by Xewhall,
who was his good, kind friend to the
last. And then came the debauch th.it
ended iu his death. Of this Stewart
must have had a premonition, for several
days before it occurred he brought to
Newhall a mournful little ballad which
he had called "Siug, Sweet Birds O'er
Jamie's Grave." He also gave to him a
waltz song with tho title "Autumn
Leaves." which, in his opinion, was the
licit of all hin productions. Thus far,
however, its success has not been commen
surate with that of his other songs.
In the month of June in It 34 Inger-
soll gave a lecture at the Grand Opera
House in Cincinnati. While the crowd
was passing into the building Stewart
stooel at the entrance with a friend, who
was notorious as a worthless chataete-r.
Both had been thinking heavily, and
were without means to continue their de
bauch. Leaving Stewart for few min
utes the fellow accosted a stranger, to
whom he sold w hat purported to be a
pass to Ingersoll's lecture. It was pre
sented at the doer, only to be refused,
and the angry dupe hastened to seareh
for the man who had swindled hi'$. He
recognized him standing some distance
away, where he had rejoined Stewart.
An officer having been made acquainted
with the case, both were arrested and
taken to the station-house. The fellow
has since confessed that Stewart was en
tirely blameless, not even having had an
inkling of what he had done.
The next morning both men were
brought up in the police court, before
Judge Fitzgerald, who sentenced them
to the workhous-3 for thirty days, Stew
art f;lt his disgrace too keenly to s.nd
for his friend, Newhall to intercede for
him. Neither did ha attempt to offer
any explanation to Judge Fitzgerald,
who is known for his kindness of heart
and who surely would have listened to
him. In a dazed state Stewart was led
away to the wugon that stood waiting at
tho door to convey prisoners to the
workhouse. At that institution the
nexu morning he was aded to a caii of
men who were engaged in constructing a
road in that yicinity. The clay was ex
cessively warm, and in his weak physical
condition Stewart was unfitted for the
hard work at which he was put. Sud
denly he was seen to fall while at work.
Some one went to his assistance, and it
was then discovered that he was very ill.
He was thereupon carried back to the
workhouse, where in a few honrs he
breathed his last.
The first intimation that Newhall had
of the misfortune that had overtaken his
friend was when the local newspapers i.i
a few lines chronicled his untimely death
All that he could then do to show honor
to the dead was done. He had the body
removed from the workhouse and fol
lowed it, its only mourner, to Wesleyan
Cemetery, where it now lies . buried.
Poor Stewart, his worst enemy was him
self. The autumn leaves that formed his
last musical theme are falling thickly
new upon his. grave, yellow and red and
gold. Surely we who have found so
much pleasure in his sngs-enn pass pity
ingly by his faults in the contemplation
of his virtues, for he had many, and
more than one thought will ?o out to
the lonely mound up in old Wesleyan.
where, far awav from home and kindred
he lies, his warm, impulsive heart stilled
his earthly troubles ver in that long
slerp which knows no waking.
With that supreme degree of gall
for which we American patent-medicine
advertisers are pre-eminently distinguish
ed we send Tiie Herald twenty five
lines of an ad. for a medicine warratited
to cure catarrh. "Please insert this no
tice. lsy so doing you will give us an
idea of the value of your paper as an ad
vertising medium, as we wish to do con
siderable cash advertising in the near
future." If this firm does not speedily
stop sending such communications to
newspapers, they will have such an over
flow of gastric juice as will cause them
M. II. Packard, who was advance
agent for the Stuart Co., while in this
city, has accepted of the same position
with the Curran Comedy Co., now in
Wayne, Neb. He wil1 leave this city to
morrow. Hie company is meeting with
deserved success, this being, their 13th
week on tho road. Wc have already
;oken of Mr. Packard's abilities as an
advance agent and there is nothing fur
ther necessary to state only that he is a
gentleman who will always guarantee
the success of the company he represents
whenever they reach Plattmouth.
The annual issue for 1888 is just at
hand, and we uaus" say in behalf of w es
tern enterprise that as a work of art it ex
cels anything in this line we have ever
seen both in its exceedingly beautiful gold
and colored cover and in its readable
print anel handsome wood engravings. It
should be in the hands of every one who
p'ants a garden," and can be had by send
ing five stamps to J. C. Vaugan, 88 State
The river this morning during the
snow storm presented a glorious sight in
regard to an ocean view. Neither the
bridge nor the Iowa shore was visible,
and the wind ruffled the waves in such
a manner as to suggest the idea that one
was viewing the Atlantic.
Judge S. M. Chapman came home Sat
urday evening and spent Sunday with
his family returning; to Lincoln thu
morning, he expects to close this term of
conrt there this week.
A common proverb is that when
March conies in like a lion it goes out
like a lamb. It came in like 'a lion but
we fail to soe the 1 ' - ' r '
. ( We irfil n;t !. rfcp-.tnsihle lor any
cxpni eil in lhi euiuiiin.)
Editok Heuai-D. I notice an article
in the columns of Tun lIizit.w.D in which
the "Sympathizers" uphold engineers
of this place in thfir peculiar act
ions of bi'iueauing men or engineers who
see lit to take a position that another
man haves hecuusu the B. tt M. will not
assign the whole railroad over to the
Just look at this matter from the oth
er side and see what tlnre is there. Is
there a set of men as laborers that are
ietter paid f ,o not much; and again
i.s titers a more overbearing set of men?
There is not one of thesa engineers that
have been brought up here lately but
what is as big headed as G. C. They
(the sympathizers) say that the C, B. fc
(). will not trut them as they are not
tru to tlu rank. Why are they not J
Why are they here in the employ of the
B. 6c M.. then? Just because they were
true and got left just ns the Brother
hood men on thvi "Q" strike are. They
talk of incompetency. Why, you just
go and look over the list of collisions on
the B. fc M. of the last year ami see if
ther do not average more than those of
the last tiirce weeks, not considering that
these men were never over the road be
fore. The Brotherhood men say they
have hurt so many engines. I have it
from good authority that Here has not
been but one engine hurt on. tho whole
B. & M. and that yery slightly. To see
ths old engineer stand around and when
thoir old engine comes in say she is get
ting ruined and go so far ns to weep
over. If they were so interested in th:;
spoiling of engines why did the not
stay on them. There is one more thing
I would like to speak of and that is for
some one who has been here eight or ten
year; and see where the most of the en
gineers of Plattsmouth started. There is
not one out of a dozen that could make
an honest living until the company seen
fit to take them up and give them a job
and to hear one of these very ones say,
"By J we must win this fight."
Tonight's Sacred Concert.
ITallidny's minstrels have decided to
give a sacred concert tonight at the
Grand opera house, at which will be in
troduced a large number of the old plan
tation hymns and camp meeting melo
dies, which have made the colored con
cert companies so popular wherever tboy
have appeared. The present company is
well sulied with talent of the kind and
a thoroughly enjoyable performance may
be expected.- Omaha Herald.
II. Cypher, the imprcssahle, who
represents the Rubv Lafavelte Co., with
pen, pencil or paste pot, has been in the
city for the past few days looking after
the interests of the company, who will
appear here in about n week's time nuclei
the auspices of the Knights of. Pythias,
in the historical brotherly drama of
"Damon and Pythias." This gentleman
is a jewel iu his profession and will be a
great loss to the above
he shortly leaves.
YV. A. JMahara, advance agent for
Beach & Bowers Minstrels, passed
through the city yesterday. The
are company from L aven worth,
Kansas, and arc going to Des Jloines,
Iowa. They will arrive in Plattsmouth
ou their journey in about a week's time
Miss Lena Hardman, daughter of
Ilev. Hardman, Glen wood, Li., arrived
in the city yesterday, the guest of L. E.
Karns. This lady, who has charge of
the telephone exchange in that city re
turnee!, heme last night.
As a proof of the salubrity of Platts
mouth's climate is Levi Walker, an old
gent eighty-four years of age, living
three miles soutli of town, who could
13 seen last Saturday with his shotgun
out with the I oys shooting elucks.
PiOMIKEKT BUSINESS MEN.
Hay for Sale-
Tbree huiuli ed tons of hay for sale for ca b,
either delivered or on the ground. Leave or
ders at Ileury Weckbiich's store. L. 81x1.1..
.Jau. 3 iu3d&w
Ti e firm of Eotek & i;ir sail will db-aolve
April 1st. All paiiii's indebted are uctif.eJ to
settle before that timemid sav the expense ef
a lawyer. ll'.jUCK t- BIKDSAI.L.
FOR -ALE On reusoaoble terms my re-i-dence
ou the '. W. corner of Elm ar.d lltli Sts.
Said property consists of U block with a j;cod
story Hiiil a half house t-f six rooms, two ward
robes and cue . pa::try ; good well and city
water ; twenty-even beaiins apple trees, and
an abundance of small fruit of all kinds, tf
1. L. UAlEi.
A nice neat cottage, 5 rooms, tewly papered
and painted; 2 blocks from poFtofilce. Good
eistern and city waterattacbed. One f 01 tbe sli
balau; e montliljfc.payuieuts t suit. Enquire
of O. F. S3IITH.- n:12J6
Fire Insurance written in tha
Etna,. Jicenix and Hartford by
Windham a. Davies.
S.iOO posts for sale, leaye orders with
John Tutt at L. D. Bennett's grocery
store. . f23-d w-lm
Repd tho reasons why
sltotiX-.l f'iiir"' "-""5 lots in T
Dissolution of Co-partue-rship by and between If. M. Gtult and l
of the firm of Gault & Vain of Plattsmouth, Cass Co., Nebraska, is this
March 1888, diisolved by mutual consent. Geo. W. Vass retiring and 1.. .
to retain all book accounts of said firm and assume all liabilities of said flrti.
(Signed.) G. H. Vabh.
H. M. Gault.
H. M. Gault, who will continue tho hutineki, will ue evry effort to procur
first-clam workman, and will be prepared to do all claws of watch work. Thai
ing you for tho past favou and hoping to merit a share of your trade, I am JOU.
WHEN YOU WANT
Cor. 12th and Granite Streets.
Contractor and BuSIdor
Furniture for the cellar, kitchen ane!
parloi- sold on weekly or monthly install
ments at I. Pearlman's. 12 dtf
K. 11. WlNim am, John A. Da vires.
Notary 1'iililic. Notary Public.
V JMHIA31d IIAVIKK),
ttorncyc - at - Law.
OHlce over ISank cf Ciin County.
Plattsmouth, - - Neuuaska.
N. SULLIVAN, Attorney ;it Law. Will
(tive iiiTfiiitit attention to all biiHiitesa in
trusted to him. Oilier lu Union liloek. East
vlr. 1'iattsiiioutl), Neb.
Finnan Haddiea- California Evaporated
Nectar ines they are
Boston Brown Bread
Prunells and Apricots. Asparagus in Cans.
Is. B. BE1IET T.
Reasons for Fiirt'liasing l ots in South Park.
1. As u whole thty are Ihc finest lying lots in the city.
2. They are shaded with Ictaitil'ul ibiefet trees.
3. They are located between Chics go and Lincoln Avenuw, the
two finest drives about the city.
4. They are only a ten-minutes walk lroni the btuinets portion
of the town. m
5. Uy reason of their location between the two main thorough
faies into the city, they are more t.ccessible than lots in other additions.
0. The only addition to the cily readied by two establiehed
7. The only new addition to the cily reachtd by water mains
and with a prospect of being supplied in the near future with com
plete water privileges.
8. Kew sidewalks recently constructed to within a lew ftet of
the addition ar.d will shortly le extended.
U. Yviil ceitainly have street car privileges at no distant date.
10. If you wish a fine view of the river, locate on a lot in Sontk
11. If you wish a sightly and pictnresepr.e view of Plattemoth,
it can be had lrom a South Park lot.
12.. To persons in the railroad employ, the eastern portion of
South Park is the most desirable residence locality in the city.
13. To persons desiring a residence on Chicago avenue, the
western portion of South Park is available for that purpose.
M. The P. & railroad track runs near the east line of the
ddition, turnisliing good lacilities
Alexander, John Moore, M. A.
Jo. It you locate in South Park you will have good neighborg :
Mayor Simp-on, John II. Cox, John A. Davies, John L. Minor, J. V.
Weckbach, Chas. Harris, John II. Young, Henry Waterman, V. C.
Ingraham, P. Spurlock, Jerry Farthing, Thos. E. Reynolds, S. A.
Davis, L. A, Miner, C. JU. AVead, Frank Irish, J. ST. Glenn, C. l)?
Coleman, S. A. Speakman, Frank Peeson, Chas A. Pankin. Sarah K.
Faught, Clayton Barber, "NY. J. Ilesser, Harry Kneller, J. E. Warwick,
J. G. Poyal, W. N. McLennan, P. C. Minor, h . McCourt, J.C. Fought
and others are owners of South Park property.
10. Over 12,000 worth of this desirable property lias been dis-.
posed of within a short period and no part has been sold to outfde
speculators which is solid proof of the substantial growth of this part
of the city.
17. More substantial houses were built in South Park in the
fall of 18S7 than in any one locality in the city and the prospects ior
spring building are much greater
18. Lots will be sold until the 1st of April, next, at $150 each;
after said date the price on the must desirable lota will be advanced.
IV. Terms cash, balance in one and two years, or lots may be
purchased on monthly payments.
20. Any number of persons, not less tli2n five, purchasing ten
lots in one transaction will be given a lot free to dispose of as they
may deem proper.
27. Any person or persons purchasing 20 or more lots and pay
ngi fash, may have one and two years on balance without interest.
22. If any other reasons for purchasing lots in fouth Park are
desired they will be given by calling at the office of
If. M. Gault.
Win. Ifcrold & Son
rry Goods. Notions Eoots anSfaeM
or Ladies and Gents
FURNISHING - GOODS.
He keeps as large and as well
As can b found any plaeo lu tha rity and maka
jou iiicea that dtty competition.
Harper's Bazar patens and Ba'l's Ccrcttf.
C. F. SM ITH,
Krfps constantly ou hand namplei of tbe
Ix-st. k1 to bo procured. Is prepared to
inuktt pants fur H oo and upwards and tulta fo
i 2 e pa i r i 11 g & CI ea n i n u
Neatly and promptly don at tbe lowait
prices Over Tetur Merges' store, North Eld
Malu Sttaet. I
Mixture , --Some thing nw
for manufacturi'ii" industries.
Shipman, 1 illie Kaliskv. T W
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