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THE DAILY ILEliALD, rLAXxsmoura, ifii5liASlA, SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 1S88
The Evening Herald.
A. tUILaarr, DeatUt, Bock wood Balldlnf,
TeWebeae e. t.
r. KUflBfn, OUro aae Btldae 8herne'
Black. Talrpheae X. it.
Catiiolk?. St. Paul's Church, OaV. between
Fiflli and Hlxth. Father Carney, I'Mtor.
Services : Mass at 8 mud lo :.TO a. m. Sunday
School at 2 JO, with beuedlcllon.
CHRiariAK.-Corner Locust and Eighth. M.
A. Hampton, pastwr. Hunday School 10 A. M.
freachlui; II a. m. and 7 M r. m. Prayer
niaetioK YVedaesday sight. All ara cordially
E-orAi.. St. Luke's Church, corner Third
aad Via. Iter. II. 11. Kureean. pator. Ser
vices : II a.m. aid 7 Jur.x. Sunday Scaool
at 2 .30 r. m.
tl RtNAK Mktiiobist. Corner Sixth St. and
Uramte. Kev. Illrt. I'aator. Services : II a. M.
and 7)P.n. Sunday School lo M a m.
Pkksvki:i ai. Main, between Sixth and
neventh. lie v. J. T. lialre, pastor. Services .
nai noun, morning and evening. Sunday
School t :.
Fikst MtTfieitMT. Sixth ft., bet wen Main
and Pearl. Itev. W. It. Alexander, pastor,
(service :11a. m 7 to p. k. Sunday School
2 :20 P.;if . Prayer uieetii.g Wednesday even
I'MMiit PitBHi-.v-riti AX. Corner Main and
Mntli. Itev. Wltte, pastor. Se'Vices : usual
hours. Sunday School 9 :'M A. M.
8wrkmh n:hfj ational tirauitc, be
tween Fifth and .siitli.
The trial of Dill and Frj is contin
ued until the 10th of May.
Lots of rain and muddy streets trill
biing a town to some bad end.
The quarterly conference will be
held iu the M. E. church today and to
morrow. Judge Applegate, of Tecumsab, who
lias been presiding over the court here
for a number of days in the absence of
Judge Chapman, returned home last eve
ning, Judge Chapman having arrived.
An error was made in a local yester
day by atating that the Y. L. R. 11. A.
literary social would be held in the opera
house. They will have their entertain
ment in the K. of P.. Hall, next Tuesday
Yesterday bcinh Fred Gorder's birth
day, a large numberof h's fiiends pbmed
a surprise for him last night. There
were about fortv couple present and a
trood time was had. Ice cream and fruit
was passed around during the evening.
Tho Greenwood Leader of this week
says that next week will be its last issue
in Greenwood as it will then emigrate to
to pastures new. M . Keithlcy, the pro
prietor, is a good p-inter and he has
made the Leader a good paper, and we
are sorry to lose him from our exchanges.
Every once in a while in passing up
and down the streets, we hear a crowd of
men using a great deal of profane lang
uage, regardless of who is passing by
There is a law against profane language
aud if the law was inforced and some of
you men and boys arrested and fined you
would feel very cheap.
Mr. M. McElwain. who has been
seriously ill for the past few months, and
whose death was expected a number o
times during his long sickness, died this
morning between the hours of one and
two o'clock. He was attacked with
paralysis at first and since then has
been disabled. The funeral will leave
bis lateresidence on Oak 3tret, between
Sixth and Seventh, tomorrow at 3 o'clock.
He leaves a wife and a number of chil
dren to mourn his loss.
Never forget to be a gentleman, it
costs no more than to be ungentlemanly. If
you pass a lady on the street raise your hat
If you see a lady in need, don't fail to
offer her your assistance, your kindness
will neyer be forgotten by her, and the
consciousness of having done right will
amply repay you. It those men who stood
in front of a saloon yesterday had fol
lowed this advice, instead o making in
descent remarks about ladies as theycros
ed the streets and laughed at a lady as
she was climbing into a farm wagon, it
would of added very materially to their
The yalue to the farmers of Nebras
ka of the present rains is incalculable.
Still some people will kick. They k'ck
because it is too dry; kick because it is
too wet; kick because it is too hot; kick
because it is too cold. Indeed, ihey are
chronic kickers, never sa'i 'sficd. Did you
ever think of it, the merchant complams
when it :ains because he can't sell para
sols, and when it is drj because he can't
sell umbrellas. Ra'lroads kick because
their employes strike, strikers Lick be
cause the company will not take them
back. Some kick because CoT. Stewart
wants to build a b.'idge; others will kick
if he don't
The judges and clerks in the Third
ward, were sworn in today in a peculiar
manner. On the opening of the polls,
one of the prominent ward workers, en
tering the room said: "Gentlemen, have
you been sworn?" On receiving a nega
tive reply said, "you will please hold up
your hands," and the said W. TV. then
administered the following oath: "You
olemnlyswear that you have never
taken part ia any primary election with
one A. N. O'Sullivan and one M. B.
O'Murphy to the detriment ot the Amer
ican people, and that you know nothing
of A. N. O'Sulli van's new piimary ward
box." "Gentlemen, you are qualified."
This certainly insures a fair election at
tho primaries to day in the bloedj Third
A Strange Case.
Mr. Stewart is in l'lattsmouth repre
senting an enterprise which it is claimed
would ureatly benefit our city. Two
meetings at the board of trade rooms
were held and his proposition unanimous
ly endorsed. After this expression of
opinion from bankers, lawyers, editors,
merchants, and all who had carefully
considered the points, it was supposed as
a matter of course that the city council
would at least give the people a chance
to decide for themselves by a public elec
tion. But at the meeting of the city council
we were astonished to seo a disposition
manifested to smother tho project ia
short order. Three councilmen spoke
against the bridge and not a single one
in response. Neither the Mayor or any
councilman invited Mr. S. to reply. All
three made the queer claim that the city
could net make an investment outside
its small lim'ts. It would be indeed un
fortunate for a city with a widened river
on its front if there were some tyranical
authority that could prevent it building
or helping to build n bridge at the only
feasible point the narrow- place just
below. Thc:e is no such law.
One objecting councilman stated that
there would bo scarcely any travel, and
another, that tho receipts would be enor
mous, $G,000 a year "sufficient with
out aid fiom the city." But as Mr. 8.
proposes to reduce tolls to one-third and
make grain fiee, it would require im
mense traltic to reach $0,000 a year.
Fur a thousand years the Jews sighed
for a Savior. "When He came He did not
suit. They found all manner of fault
a '.id nailed H'ni to a tec. Man in all
his generations is very much the same.
For years Plattsmouth has clamored for
a bridge, yet when its opportunity came
its city council was on the verge of re
fusing the people the :ght of suffrage.
It might be possible that the bridge
would not pay the city $10 for $1, or $1
for $1, but LST TIIK VOTEJtS DECIDE THAT
It is not true that the board f trade
assumes to dictate to the city council,
but they have the same right as other
cit-zens, the light to recommend. In
many cil'es the city council is jealous of
the board of trade. If that is going to
be the case here it will be. a bad thing
Tor this town. We all have due respect
for our aldermen, but an alderman is not
a Czar of Russia nor yet a Ktilin of Tar
No city of 8 or 10,000 inhabitants up
on as large a river as the Missouri can ex
pect a bridge without paying part of its
cost, and it will probably be many years
before we have another offer as good as
If the bridge would prove a bad invest
ment for the city it would be a worse one
for Mr. Stewart If it will not pay the
city $2,000 a year how much will it pay
With the risk of keeping it in place
and the tolls reduced so low it is not
likely $1.00 of the stock will be taken in
this city, and Mr. S. may be sorry, as
some he will be that he put h's $17,000,
or his $10,000, into a bridge here, and it
may be a long time before he gets it-and
the interest on it back again.
Mr. Srewart offers to pay all costs of
the election if the proposition is defeated,
what e-cuse then can councils have for
refusing the people an opportunity to
vote upon the questiou?
The sunflower social which was held
at the opera house last evening was a suc
cess ?n eve" y way. Owing to the disa
greeable night a great number, no doubt,
rerna" jed at ho me, who would have put
in appearance had cveryth'ng been favor
able and added much more life to the
affair, but as it was, considering all, the
event was a rery enjoyable one to all
present A large number of artificial
sunflowers were neatly arranged in the
center of the room which made a splen
did appearance, showing up above every
thing else. Reftcshments were served in
abundance, and ice cream, the first of the
season, was partaken of fieely. Tha pro-
rrvnin nf iiiiisin tliAiirrii nnt lllrthv was
o " , m-"Jf " -
an enjoyable one. Miss Paul, M s. Wag
ner, Mrs. Mergers, M'ss Johnson and Miss
Gas favored the audience with a number
of selections on the piano, which were
much appreciated by aU. The zither
duets, wh'ch were well rendered by Mrs.
Clark and Mrs. McPherson, deserve spec;al
mention, as the were loudly encored.
Miss Waterman and Mrs. Wagner gave a
v'olin and piano selection and were well
applauded. Mrs. Windham sang a solo
and was assisted in the chorous by the
double quartette. 3Iiss Paul and Mr. J.
K. Pollock favored the audience with a
duet and Mr. Pollack and Mr. W. A.
Derrick each sang solos. The receipts
amounted to over $80.00 and the ladies
of the Presbyterian church were well sat
isfied in everyway.
K. of P.
An interesting program is in prepara
tion for the literary social to be given by
the Y. L. R. R. A. at K. of P. hall, Tues
day evening, 1st Refreshments, ice
cream and cake. Everybody is invited
to be -present
Baled Hay and feed of all kinds at
St Lehkhoff & Soxxichskx's.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
The attendance is now over twelve
hundred, GO per cent of all children' of
school age. What city has a better show
The work of grading the High school
grounds was faithfully and well done
by Mr. Fred Kroeler. It is to be hoped
the board may see fit to have liim level
and grade the ward school lots.
If we had more loom anet teachers I
think it would be safe to say the atten
dance would be increased to a very great
extent When the l oomi are so crowded
it is extremely di-h'cult for the teacher
to create the interest and enthusiasm to
tho best success.
Now that so many imp 'ovements have
been made iu the appearance of the
school g ounds, it is quite probable they
will be fenced.very soon. In fact it is
Decessar' to protect the trees and grass
that they either be fenced oi the ordi
nance prohibiting cows from runn'ng at
large be strict.'y enfo ced. Hardly a day
passes but fioin one to a dozen cows
must be driven f:om the lots.
Yesterday was pay-day and the sui'ling
face of the teacher, as bhe wended her way
to the secretary's ollice, pla'nly exhibited
the fact that she was not loth to rece ve
a poKon of the where w:th-aU to keep
the wolf from her door. Speaking of
pay I wish to ask why Plattsmouth, the
foui'ili city of the State, does not pay as
good wages as several other cities.
Comparisons may be uninteresting, but
friends, look at ihest, see that Platts
mouth pays her assistants less than. any
other places mentioned:
NAME OK SCHOOL.
4 2 OO
Long r oe
Avcrage 6tlary assistants for month.
By assistants we mean all teachers ex
clusive of the superintendent
A very pleasant.surpriso was given
Mr. Fred Gorder lastevening at his home.
In the early part of the evening he was
absent froui the house, but when every
thing was arranged he was sent for and
the scheme worked like a charm. It was
a big surprise to Mr. Gordcr. Ho did
not dream that a birthday party was in
store for lr'm last night, as today is his
fiftieth birthday, but for some reasons
bettor known to the people who got up
the party, they desired to car y o:t their
p'ans last night About sixty people
were present and a most enjoyable even
ing was spent, and the crowd did not
disperse until the small hours of the
morning. A number of very handsome
presents were given, as follows: A go'd
pen and holder, gilver cup and saucer,
arm chair, bread plate, Swiss broom hold
er, and other articles.
It is said that a young man named
Kaiser, who lives near this city, adver
tised for a w'fe in a niatrimonal journal
some t:me ago. He received a reply to
the adve' tlsement and went to secure
his prize. He did not bring her bacit
with him on his first trip, but it appears
that on his second trip, which he took
the other day, he was more successfu1.
He went to St. Louis from here and we
are told, secured the prize. He was seen
in town with his wife since their return.
R'cbard Riyett, a rrember of the
Glee Club, and a popular young man in
the city, has made up his mind to leave
Plattsmouth next Monday. He w'.'l
move lo L'nceln lrom here where he will
start 5n the butcher bu si a ess. The boys
of tho Glee C?ub have promised to sere
nade Dick if ho wi: I cut off a slice of
Porter House steak for the champion
"pie-bile:" who is always hungry. We
are sorry to see him go, but wish hm
Don't fail to read the interesting story
of Dr. Jekytt and Mr. Hyde, and by so
doing you will more fully understand
and appreciate th's play which will be
presented at the opera house next Friday
night You can buy the book at J. P.
Young's, for only 25 cents.
H. A. Myies. a yoorg man who wa
employed at the B. & M. depot in ibe of
fice with Mr. Latham, obtained moue7
f om a la -ge number of pe sons :n the
c'lf under false pietenscs and has skipp
ed. 1 '.ia authe iiics are hunting him up.
lie succeeded in borrowing qu'ie large
sums from several of the boys.
J. J. Montfgan. of Chicago, grand
master of the Switchmen's un'on, was in
the city yesterday speaking to the bors
at their hall. He cheered them up con
siderable. Don't fail to go to J. P. Young's for
your pure cream Soda Water, fresh roast
ed Peanuts, and best brands of 5 and 10
J. R. Cox has a full line of hoss and
hose-reals for your lawn. a23ml
Mr. Manker, of Louisville, is in the
Mr. Inghelder, of Cedar Creek, is in
the city today.
Harvey Harrington, of Weeping Water,
was in the city today.
Mrs. Dovey and Mrs. Windham were
passengers to Omaha this morning.
Mr. Fred Murphy came in from Cedar
Creek today and will remain over Sun
day. Mr. Lem. Knotts, of Council Bluffs,
came down this morning to visit bis
brothers for a few days.
Phil. Seidenstricker returned to Omaha
this morning after having spent a few
days in Plattsmouth with his numerous
Little drop of water,
Little chunks of mud.
Make the mighty Main street bad,
For men to cross upon. '
Real Estate Bargains
EXAJ1INE OUR LIST.
South - Park
21 lots in Thompson's addition.
40 lotB in Townsend's addition.
Lot 10 block 188, lot 5 block 164.
Lot 1 block 6, lot 6 block 95.
Lot 11, block 111, lot 8, block 61.
LOTS 15 YOUKG AND JIATS' ADDITION.
Lots in Palmer's addition.
Lots in Duke's addition.
Improved property of all descriptions
and in all parts of the city on easy terms,
A new and desirable residence in
South Park, can be bought on monthly
Before purchasing elsewhere, call and
see if we cannot suit you better.
5 acres of improved ground north of
the city limits.
5 acres of ground adjoining South
2 acres of ground adjoining South
li acres of ground adjoining South
20 acres near South Park: Se i sec.
14, T. 10, R. 12, Cass county, price $1,
800, if sold soon.
nw i sec. 8, T. 12, R. 10, Cass Co.,
A valuable improyed stock fram in
Merrick Co., Neb., ICO acre and on
Windham & Davies.
Consult your best interests by insuring
in the Phoenix, Hartford or .rEtna com
panies, about which there is no question
as to their high standing and fair
The present year bids fair to be a dis
astrous one from tornadoes and wind
storms. This is fore-shadowed by the
number of storms we haye already had
the most destructive one so far this year
having occurred at Mt. Vernon, 111.,
where a large number of buildings were
destroyed or damaged. The exemption
from tornadoes last year renders their oc
currence mere probable in 1883.
Call at our office and secure a Tor
Unimproved lands for sale or ex
change. W11DHAII& DAVIES
BARGAINS IN OUR
Towels - TowqIs
A good Linen Ifuck Towel only 10 cents each.
" Fancj Bordered Damusk Towel, size 17xt3, only 15c or $1.75 dr.
" " " " Open work border 50c or $1.35 dr.
riain white Damask Towel size 24x51, only 7Ceor $8.25 dr.
Good Values in Bath Towels at IB, 20, 2B, 30 Cts.
Turkey led Table Linens at 25, 40, CO, C5, 75 and 85 tents per
White and Cream Damasks from 25 cents to $1. 59 per yard.
Extra Values at 45, 50 and CO cents iu Cream with Red Borders.
Fine Table Linens in Sets Napkins to match, from $3.0f to
$10.40 a Set.
Table Spreads all Sizes and Qualities at Low Prices.
Napkins - STapkins
White Doys at $1.25, $1.50, $8.00 and $2.50 a dozen.
White Napkins from 75 cents to $4.00 a dozen.
Cream Napkins from $1.25 to $3.25 a dozen.
WHTOS ZtfiSR &TO4Oo
Ono Door East ITirst XT&t'l Sauls.
"We earnestly request all of our friends
indebted to us to call t once and settle
accounts due. "We have sustained hcary
loss by the destruction of our Branch
House at Fairmont, Neb., by fire and now
that we need money to meet our obliga
tions, we hope there will not be one
among our friends who would refuse to
call promptly at this particular time and
Trusting this will receive your kind
consideration and prompt attention, we
remain, Yours Truly,
S0L0LM0N & NATHAN.
" 1 9x37, only 20c or $1..5 6z.
" 20x43, only 5c or $3.60 dr.
" " 20x44, only 35c or $3.7f dr.
Knotted Fringed " 20x44, only 40c or $4.40 dr.
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