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THE DAILY HEIiAU), PLAl'ASIiOUin, mSffltASK A, F1UDA-Y, APltIL 2T, 1SS3.
The Evening Herald.
'Publishers and Proprietors.
A. SalUbarr, DeatUt, Itockwood BBlldiaf
Don't forget that the sunflower will
blossom tills evening at the opera Louse.
Blossoms sweet, blossoms raro sun
flower blossoms everywhere at the 'opera
Lous this evening.
Everybody go to the opera house
this evening to hear the music see the
sunflowers and eat ice cream. Admission
E. J. Witte was elected a delegate to
the general con ference in connection with
the Y. 11. C. A., to be held in Council
Bluff tomorrow (Saturday).
Everybody remember to attend the
Sunflower sociable to be held at the
opera house tonight. A grrnd evening's
entertainment is anticipated.
W. F. Kreklow, proprietor of the
Perkins house saloon, is refitting up the
room formerly occupied by Threlkeld as
a restaurant, expecting to move iu on
A new metal water-trough is being
Donmelly's blacksmith shop, to be used
for watering horses and cattle, as a pub
When a reporter asked Dr. Salisbury
for a aews item today, he said ho could
think of nothing except that thirty
two years ago they had a big time back
home. Wonder how old he is.
The latest booking at the opera
house is for May 16 when the great New
York success '"The Ilages of Sin' will be
presented, a modern drama pure in mor
als, refined aad noble in sentiments.
The sociable which was to be given
by the ladies of St. Luke's Guild last
evening, was postponed owing to the in
clement state of the weather. It will be
held at that place neat Monday, weather
There will be an informal meeting
of the Y. M. C. A., Sunday afternoon at
4 o'clock in the Methodist church, con
uucteu iy Jir. u. jh. uauit. rue top.c
will be "God's Mercies." All men arc
most cordially invited to attend.
The usual services of the Quarterly
Meeting will be hold at the M. E. church
next Sabbath. The pastor will be assist
ed by Rev. A. Madole in the absence of
the presiding elder. An opportunity
will also be given to unito with the
church, when a cordial welcome will be
extended to all persons who may desire
to become members.
Yeterday the teachers of the high
school added an additional decoration
to the grounds in the way of tress.
They planted a large number of cedars
on either side of the walk leading to the
school house and gave it tbe name of
Teachers' Avenue." It tends to im
prove the appearance of the grounds to a
The Christian Endeavor will meet
again this evening. Mr. Witte will take
charge of the meeting. Their subject for
this evening will be "Personal Responsi
ble. " This society has grown to be quite a
large one, and, as the young converts are
taking considerable interest and keeping
up a large attendance each evening. We
bespeak for it, permanency.
Mr. Coverdale, we are sorry to learn,
is at present making arrangements to
leave Plattsinouth. We are sory to see
him go, but as he has made up his mind
to leave our thriying little city think-ng
he can "coin"' more money in some new
field, we wish him success. From here
he goes to Missouri Valley, Iowa, where
he will take possession of tbe St. Elmo,
of that place, nest week.
-Another slugging match occurred
last evening about 8:50 in front of
Boeck's furniture store. One man claims
to have been slugged and during the
trouble pulled a revolver. Several
ladies happened along at the time and
wore in the midst of the squabble, crcat
lag quite a sensation. As wo were not
eye-witnesses, and there were so many
conflicting repo ts about the matter, we
-jf ill say nothing more until the evidence
ii given ia the trial which comes off to
morrow at one o'clock.
- When you meet a man he will say
"How aro you?" He doesn't wait to bear
how you are, and you don't expect him
to. Instead of answering him you say:
"flow do you ? You don't pause to hear
how he does, and if he wanted to explain
you wouldn't listen to him. He goes his
way, and you go your way. He forgets
all about you, and you forget all about
him. You meet another man and talk
with him a few minutes, and when the
parting occurs you say: "So long." He
says: "Ta ta.' What does "so long"
mean? What does "tata" mean? What's
tho matter with Volapuk? Since we are
eternally saying things which "little
meaning, little relevancy bear,-' what's
the difference about language? Lincoln
THE BRIDGE QUESTION.
A Venture Plattsmouth Should be Sara
PONTOON BRIDGE WAT'R POWER
Let us Give The Iowa Botlom Far
mors a Chance to Deliver
Produce and Trade
Just the Thing.
Editor of Tut 1Ixhld While tbe
rabbit -was lounging in the shade tbe tor
toise kept plodding on. While Truth
slumbered Error got in her work. Oppon
outs of the bridge have been busy and
have made somo people belicye tho things
which are not.
It is absurd to talk of bridging the
Missouri for $10,000. No estimate as low
as even $ 20,000 was ever heard of till
made it. Those who talk of $10,000
make little or no allowance for windlass
es, cribs, piles, iron railings, couplings,
shore dykes to tho height of 1881 flood,
many thousand feet of chain, ilexible
gangways, Ac, wh'ch all together cost
far more than the boats.
Everything has to be stronger and more
costly than on a sluggish riyer. Even its
scows have to be braced by keelsons every
But I will furnish my plans and super
intendence for a reasonable price, and let
anT company or comiaittuc build the
bridge. I am always over-confident and
I am able to take a risk, but cysn I would
not put a bridge on the Missouri without
being well paid for my risk.
Even if I cold build it for $10,000
would want the city to pay me about
$2,000 a year, for the first five years, for
risk and decay and perhaps $1,000 a year.
t.ie next nve ycars so would you es
pecially as a ferry must be kept on hand
in connection with the bridge.
You put into the bridge $17,000 cash
plus a ferry, a total sum (which at interest-
will brinsr $J,800) a year, or
for the sake of argument say $10,000
plus ferry. Now what does the cHy do
for you? If at the end of eleven
months your bridge is carried away the
city pays you notlrng. At tbe end of
twelve months she pays you $2,000.
Now you have taken $10,000 from where
it was bearing 9 per cent ($900 a year)
and put it in your b-'dge. At the end
of the year the city pays you $2,000, less
$10 a day for time you were not in oper
ation. If a flood, or a steamboat or fer
ry by accident or design carries away
part of your b.iidge and it requ'res thhty
days to replace it, the city docks you
$300. Yet all thi9 thirty days you have
been losing money also on your ferry, by
carrying teams at 23 cents each way (as
our agreement compclls).
You might bring ten times as many
farmers from Iowa to Plattsmouth
as now come, and not take in $2,000
tolls. Because there are now scarce
ly any f aimers crossing. Most of
the crossiag is transient. Moreover
we reduce rates to one-third Most of
what we take in tolls wo must expend in
attendance, repairing breakages, lepair-
ing dykes end annual launching placin
We must look to the city for payment
for risk, decay and interest in capital in
yested, even if. the bridge only cost
i , - .
Dome say mere is no reason why we
should not continue to charge transients
a dollar. Yes wc might charge the tran
sient $25, take what money ho has and
one of his horses, his cow or his wife for
the balance. But we shall not cha ge
the poor traveller any more than the res
ident. Not if I have an v control.
"AT THE E5D OF FIVE TiiAIiS
what is going to be done ?" Suppose
the bridge company savs: "The travel is
not yet suffic:ent to sustain it, yoa must
give us $1,000 a year for tbe next five
years. ' Well, tbe city can jjrant it or
can answer: "Go on without a bonus and
charge what tells you please," or can
subsidize some other company at $500
When five years have rolled away there
will bo otber pontoon bridges on the
Missouri and manv bidders. Sufficient
unto the five years are the advantages
thereof which the city rece'yes. Let the
future take care of itself.
Some opponents have in mind only the
fragile ramshackle pontoon bridges of
the army. A permanent pontooa bridge
is a steed of a different complexion: as
little motion as in a pier bridge.
Some worthy citizens here are not only
way behind on the importance of bridges
but on water power. As one indication
of the importance of free water power it
may be mentioted that Buffalo, N. Y.,
offers $100,000 for tho best device for
utilizing tho power of a curient in an
A BRIDGE AT TL'H FOOT OF MA IX STRET
it is useless to discuss, until your city is
much larger. At present no company
would maintain it for less than $8,000 a
year bonus. About two-tnirds or tho
population opposite is south of Main
street. A bridge at the point proposed
will serve them better than at Main and
will serve the others tolerably well.
When tho city grows large enough the
bridge can bo moved to Main street and
extended. As the pontoon bridge wil
aid tho city's growth in many ways, the
quickest way to get a bridge at Main
street is to put it now at tho only place
where it is feasible.
tiik iopulati6x orrosiTK
we have underestimated. The two town
ships opposite poll 700 votes. Jn a farm
ing community where people marry youug
aad have good luck in children 700 vot
ers indicate a population of 8,500 to i,
200. Moreover we can draw trade from
We bind ourselves to permit all corn
and wheat, no matter where from, to
cross free for thirty days aftsr tho begin
ing of harvest, (80 days for wheat and
another 80 days for corn). The teams
and wagons to return free when carrying
merchandise and farm implements.
IT HAS BCEK OFTEN 8A.D
of improvements that men who are to be
benefited most will sometimes, from some
unacountable impulse, oppose them. This
is tho case with several gentlemen here,
Tho columns of belli newspapers here
are open to the discus-ion of tbe brid.
ouestion. If anv man thinks lie can
show a single reason why a city of $3,
000,000 real estate should not pay for i
bridge the trifle of $1 for every $100 of
real estate now is the time for him to
come to the front and center. Let him
put it in print so that we can get at it
There is not a man who has a dollar
invested in Plattsmouth, but would get
many times what ho gives to the bridge.
There is not a man in Plattsmouth but
almost every day pays at least a little
more for something wood, hay, pota
toes, onions, green vegetables, butter
ersrs. chickens milk etc. than he would
meedo pay if tho fanners opposite could
get to him.
It is natural for men to take sides, and
intelligent men wUl, in thoughtlessness,
or from loyo of argument, talk against
the interests of their own families and
their own citv. And after a man has
started wrong, reflection rarly turns him,
for pride still holds h"m to his error.
.Although I would like to put in a
bridge while sojourning lere, (not for
the toll nor the $2,000 boaus, but for the
power,) that desire would not of itself
impel me to write so much as I have
yesterday and today but it is a pleasure,
bridge or no bridge, to show the people
of Plattsmouth how different the real
facts are from the imaginings of the
opposition and to show that Plattsmouth
has been offered an opportunity to try a
bridge and water power without any risk
whatever, a better opportunity than any-
one ever expected, and one mar does not
But of one thing you may be sure, I
wont put any bridge in the M;ssouri riyer
at my risk without at least a chance to
make something out of it nor will any
Don't wo; k against your own interests
because you fear the projector of an en
terprise will make too much. The ques
tion for you to consider is how much is
it worth to you.
Is ow is tbe time for property owners
of Plattsmouth to rise to the leytl of
their opportunity and strike a blow for
their town. o. JX. o.
Mr E. II. Scott, of Omaha, was in
city yesterday on legal business.
Mr. Wilber Ley da, who has been visit
?ng his brother, J. M. Leyda, returned
home to Weepiog AVater last evening.
Miss Edith Wiggenhorn who has been
visiting in the city for the last week re
turned to her home at Ashlaad, this
Miss Mary Sage, cousin of Elias Sage,
of Maiden Lane, returned this morning
from Pekin, 111., where she bad been
spending the winter with her relatives.
The "Kaffee Klatscho" is the name
of a society in town consisting of a num
ber of tho leading ladies of tho social
circles. When asked the object of this
society, they declined to give any infor
mation beyond saying that it was merely
a social society, and said that tbe rest
could be found in its name, Kaffee
Klatsehe. Tho society meets every two
weeks at the home of somo one of the
The social to be given by the Y. L.
R. R. A., of which mention was made a
day or so ago, will not ba held in tbe G.
A. Rv hall as was stated in the local then
but as we have leagued since will bo held
in Waterman's opera house, next Tues
day evening. A good time is anticipated
and a full attendance should be tho re
-Mrs. A. Easier, whohas a millinery
store in the Sherwood block on Fifth
street has been making preparations for
a summer stock which she expects in
sh?rtlv. Her business has been rapidly
increasing 6) nee she opened up a store in
our city, which compelled her to enlarge
the room she now occupies.
Now is your chauce if you wish a
good watch send us thirty subscribers to
Send as thirty subscribers to the
Wixkly Herald and get a good watch.
To F. M. Rlchey, Mayor of tho City
The following amusiag letter has been
received by our Honored Mayor, P. M.
Richey. It is from Afton, Iowa, his old
home and is signed by mauy of his old
friends, the best citizens of Afton." We
have persuaded hitu to publish it.
To the Hon. Francis Marion Eichry, Mayor of
I'la iitnt' null, whote honored name l frayranl
te'.th Itevoluliu.iaru Sweet Putaioe.
Most G.oiuous S-k: "Time wakes
all things eveu." There ate several per
sons in Nebraska, somewhere upon its
blizzard-swept plains, who left the sa
cred toil of Iowa by moonlight years
ago, leaving divers debts upon our ledg
ers that are a demonstration of the max
imuattock words with which we com
mence this communication, because they
are on the 6afe and merciful side of the
"statute of limitations." Cut this was
not our intended aplication of the words.
It is a side-show not uuder the main can
vass. They rather allude to the fact
that the sow that was washed clean over
board two years ago, that was baptised
in the muldy waters of defeat, that was
d-agged through the "Slough of Des
pond," that caused friends heaviness of
heart, anguish of mind, and lamentations
loud and deep; that clothed them witli
sack-cloth and ashes; that, caused them
to deliver up the Ley to the gate of your
city, expressively clothed in the hablli
ments of mourning, after all trials,
and tribulations, and fiery fur
nr.css, and lion's dens, is again
grazing in green pastu-e, resting on
flowery beds of ease and downy pillows
ditto, sa:ling on smooth waters, clothed
wli.h official robes, armed with official
power, High Mayor and Graad Cocka
lorum of the Gate City of Nebraska, with
all iis honors, emoluments, opportunities
and other refreshments, etcetera. Etce
tera means "cove.s everything."
We receive the key. We have hung it
up in a conspicuous place so that a way
faring man, though he be a fool, can
read. We have issued a mandate that
daily for a period of six months. Bill
Cullison, Bill Staggs, Tom Little and
other distinguished and venereal friends
of your earlier days shall bow bafore it
on bended knees in commemoration of
the exalted position you have attained.
Wishing that you may jump from one
glory to another, until you ascend the
h'ghest pinnacle of fame, there to root
through all the nges of etc:nity, we sub-
scibe ourselves joyfully, congratulatory
ard with a booming Hallelujah yo'ir
old time fr-ends, w'th our seal of great
jov attached. S. Ragent, M. V. Asley,
T. II. Weeler, J. E. Cherry, I. N. Epper
son. It. li. Kellev, W. b. Camp. J. Uarid,
A. W. Enorh, P. C. Winter, A. W. Pen-
shaw. C. M. B!rd. J. F. Sapp, Wm. M.
Rakum. Joshua Keatiag, Will D. Christy
M. D. Ph. D., R. Truman, T. IT. Epper
son, Jsen.. llubbell, Iheo. b. bhunk,
Truman Swaine, D. W. Sapp.
P. S. Let no humanity go to sp'lin,
Our. Fire Department.
The Plattsmouth F'..-e Department last
year selected from among their number
a runn:Dg team, and named the same the
Neville Running team." This team
took part in the tournament held at
Kearney, Neb., and by their efficient
work and good conduct while at said
tournament won for themselves the ad-
rn'iatioQ of the State Association, and
convinced many people of the State of
Nebraska that there was a city somewhere
in said Stale by the name of Plattsmouth.
The boys tell a story like this: That one
Kearaey man saiet to his neighbor.
"Where did those JNeville boys come
from?"' and receives! the reply, '"Platts-
inoutti, ' wuercupeu ne sa.d, "Uii, yes,
I know, that is soate where between
Omaha and St. Lcuis." And the boys,
leeiinr tbat tne reputatiom or as good a
town as there was in the west was lost
unless something was dene, and done
qu'c.Lly. commenced to tell where Platts
mouth' was, and in fact there seemed to
be a strife which one of them could earn
the name of "E1-" first; and berore they
came home they succeeded in establish
ing, not only tne exact location oi I'latts
meuth, but also the number and nature
of the residents; and so well was the
same done that when tae Association se
lected a place to hold their annual con
vention, latismouth was the choice, and
the convention, when assamaled, was the
largest one ever held in the State. Each
and eyery man that came here went home
feel.;ng that Plattsmouth was a good,
live town to come to, and as 3lv. Dibble,
of Yoik, expressed it, "I have been
through here several tiaaes, but only saw
one street, and did not believe you had
much of a town, but it is a good town
and a large one. 1 his was the opinion
that was prevalent with them alL And
we ventu e to say that of all the money
expended last year in advertising the
city,' that doing the most good and yield-
ng tbe best results was tbe money fur
nished the fire laddies for the two pur
poses named. And as appeared in last
evening's Herald the boys are on hand
again this year, and have already started
the ball in motion by announcing that
they will commemorate the last year's
celebration, then held the fifth day
of May by holding a celebration up
on the eleventh day of of May this year,
and that on said day the entire Fire De
pa tment will turn out in parade,
and with races between the
several teams for prizes, and that they
will conclude the day with a grand
dance the proceeds to be . given to the
"Neville Running Team,", to be used by
them to assist in defraying expenses at
the next Tournament, which is to be
held in Beatrice. We would ask and deem
such request proper, that each and every
one of our citizens will help the boys in
their project and make the same a perfect
success. As an advertisement this will
be worth many dollars. To Plattsmouth
it is " the constant dropping that wears
away (he stoae." In the past it was tha
old fogyism and pull backism that has
always kept Plattsmouth at a stand still.
"Let her drop." The fire boys will do
their part to poll forward.
BARGAINS IN OUR
Towels - Towols
A good Linen Huck Towel only 10 cents each.
" Fancj Bordered Damask Towel, size 17x53, only 15c or $1.76 dz.
" Plain white DamaekTowel size 24x51, only 75or $8.25 dz.
Good Values in Bath Towels at 18, 20, 26, 30 Cts.
Turkey Red Table Linens at 25, 40, 50, C5, 75 and 85 tents per
White and Cream Damasks
Extra Values at 45, 50 and
Fine Table Linens in Sets
$10.0 a Set.
Table Spreads all Sizes and
White Doyles at $1.25, $1.50,
White Napkins from 75 cents
Cream Napkins from $1.25to
W3&3 t&& &tmo
One Door East First XTat'l Sanls.
"We earnestly request all of our friends
indebted to us to call at once and settle
accounts due. We have sustained heavy
loss by the destruction of our Branch
House at Fairmont, Nebn by fire and now
that we need monev to meet our obliga
tions, we hope there
among our friends who
call promptly at this
Trusting this will
consideration and prompt attention, we
remain, Teurs Truly,
19x37, only 20c or $3.25 dz.
" 20x43, only S5c or $2.C0 dz.
" 20x44, only 35c or $3.75 dz.
" Knotted Fringed " 20x44, only 40c or $4.40 dz.
" " " Open work border 50c or $5.35 dz.
from 25 cents to $1.59 per yard.
60 cents in Cream with Red Borders.
Napkins to match, from $5.00(to
Qualities at Low Prices.
$2.00 and $2.50 a dozen.
to $4.00 a dozen.
$3.25 a dozen.
will not be oae
would refuse to
particular time and
receive your kind
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