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1VLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MOXDAV EVENING, MAY 28, 18S8.
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Hoard Pub. Work,
Mn-.Mity ireaiurer, -Cirrk.
Uf curler .f Deeds -
HlrK of UtKtriet Court,
Kupt. of Pub. Schools.
D. A. Cami hk.ll
Ex a Cm ichkiklu
VV II. Pool,
John M. Lkyda
W. O. KHUWALTKK
A I.I. It X ItKEMON
BOARD OK HUPKKVISOH3.
A. It. Todd,
lAium Voutz, Ch'm.,
A. It. DlCKSOX,
CiASS l.ODUt No. 1. O. O. F. -Meets
'i-very Tuesday evening of each week. All
transient brothers are respectfully luvited to
"ILAT TMOL'TII ENCAMPMENT No. 3. I. .
A. o K.. meet a every alternate hridav in
eaeh nionth In the Macule Hall. Visiting
iirotheis are l-ivlted to attend.
'MHO LODGE NO. M. A. O. U. W. Meets
1 every alternat Friday evening at k.. of 1 .
hall. Transient brother are respecUu:ly lu
vited toatteud. K.J. MorKan.Mastvr Work mail ;
E. H. Barstow, Foreman ; Frank lirown. Over
eer; I- llowcn, Ouide ; (iooiRe llouawoitn.
Korder; II. J. J.dmson. Financier; Vwli.
Smith. Receiver; M. Maybrlgltt. 1'aet M. W. ;
Jack Dau'herty. Ius!de Uuard.
1A-5S CAMP NO. 333. MODERN WOODMEN
yj'ol America Meets second nnd fourth M'n
J ay evenin at K. of P. hall. All transient
brothers are requested to meet with u. I. A.
owc-oimt. Venerable Cimsul : ... K. -'lie1.
Wort 'iy Adviser ; D. B. Sitiiiu. Lx-lUniier ; .
C. Wsjietts, Clerk.
il vTrsMOuru 1.0 doe no. . a. o. .u. w.
A. M-et every alternate Friday eveiiiuc at
KoekwoodhallatSo'clocK. Alktransieiit broth
ers are respeetf uily invited 10 attend. 1. i.
J,rou, M. W. ; F. Boyd. Foreman : S. C.
W tide, Recorder ; Leouard Anderson, overseer.
McCONIHIE POST 45 C. A.
J V. Joiixsoy Con-.inaiider.
0. rt. Twiss Senior ice
F. a. P.ats Junior "
i;wn.Nii.K4 , Adj-.tas .
i;.vi:v stukiuiiT , :' l-
M Dixox Officer of Ihe bay.
CUAUI.KS Four. " o " uard
AxdkksoN FltY Serijt Maor.
.HcoiHioHB'.KMAX.. ..Quarter Master Serjjt.
jj i',. Ci ktm Post Chaplain -
-leeHii eaturaay evening
:IHSUaJNCE AGS NTS
Kopresent the following time
tried and lire-tested companies:
American Central-3'. Louis, Asxets SI.25d.loo
Fire Association-Philadelphia. '
Home-New York, "
I rs. C , of Xorth Amerlcn, Phil. "
f.lerpooiiLondoa& Globe-Eug "
North British Mercantile-En
BoriiiijSsM F. M.-5pringfleld, "
4 A 5.676
Tot;il Assets. 312.115,774
Lasses AJjastei snft PaiJ atltisAjoney
" WHEN YOU WANT
CALL OX .
Cor. 12th and Gmnite Streets.
Contractor and Baiicler
B. it. 12-Cm.
T-rsonal attention to all Cu;;i' Entrusf
to my care.
SOTARY IV OKFiCK.
Title Kx iMiiaed. Arwtarcts Cctnpiled, In
urauce Written, ifeal Estate Sold.
J'.ct tor Facilities Tor makin? Funh Ixans than
Aar Other Agaacr,
It. ii. WlN'nilAM. Joux A. Davikj,
Notary Public. Notary Public.
Attorneys - at - Law.
Otice over Bank at Can County.
Plattsmouth, - - Nebraska.
CONTINUED FROV 8ATCKDAT.
HT LORI'N WII.ES.
The worl.l is full gf talent, we face its
surjiriscs at every turn wo make. With
out it would there be any enjoyment of
Let us imagine this world devoid of
book9, music and all productions of tal
ent. This beautiful earth populated with
a rac of cople developing no prwgres
sire mental capacities. Would it not be
like this vast universe wrapt in darkness?
Or the mighty ocean soundless, tnotion
lesfl, wavelesa, bearing no fleet f noble
ships? But such a world is to blcuk and
desolate for even the imagination.
The reality is a happy contrast. We
go to our homes and tind the walls there
in adorned with beautiful designs pleas
ing to the eye and true to nature.
We take from the table a production
from our favorite author; go to the art
gallery nnd study with admiration the
curved features, where the sculptor seems
to have delineated iq delicate and ex pres.
sive. lines, the highest conception of his
soul. Hut these things which surround
us daily are not only sources of pleasure
to us, but redoing to the taste; elevating
to the character.
Surely we feel a thrill of gratitude to
those who contribute their genius and
ability to the elevation of mankind.
Then can we infer that talent is bestow
ed any where to benefit self alone? N,
the Giver implies that, "like the waters
of the Nile it shall oyerflow to fresh the
thirst souls around." Yet if each indi
vidual were to suppose the power of gen
ius which he feels in his own breast, like
the lighted candle placed under a bushel,
hidden from the world that which God
sent into it to liless and brighten it, we
should not possess the broad light in
which we stand today rejoicing.
Shall we develop our talents? In the
first man we find God giY'nS Vlm ?l very
imperfect language which if he and his
descendants had not developed their tal
ents, where would we stand? What
would we have known of our forefathers,
of the history of Christ and almest all. we
know? If some one had npf improved the
talents given them, we cpulcl have hard
ly been distinguished from the brute cre
ation. Let us look back through history to
find something that has been developed
by improvement of talent. In the first
place man only had an imperfoc t lang
uage, so imperfect Ije co.ftld hardly ex-r
press his thoughts, which were not very
numerous on account of the surrounding
circumstances, we find as time goes on he
begins to form new words to express the
ideas which are formed by his fast devel
oping mind; that he invents means with
which to convey them by written charac
ters; we find he improves this written
language. Sq we may trace humanity
down to the age in which we now live
and find the universal knowledge con
stantly increasing. Just think of it, but
a few years ago there was no sttam en
gines, telegraph lines, telephones, rail
roads, nor many other conveniences which
we now enjoy. Perhaps some of the old
er persons in this house can remember that
in the early settlement of this country all
matters had to be conveyed by stage
coaches and horsemen; all goods had to
be carried on steamboats and freight wa
gons. Then we find it to our interest
that there has been developed talents.
But we may ask, how shall we use
them? For instance, suppose some fine
speaker gifted with great learning should
win the enr3 of the people and appeal to
them in such a way us to lead them to be
lieve there was no God and there was no
use abiding by the laws laid down by the
government; lead us to beleive it was
right to deceive, slay, or do as we pleased.
Undoubtedly this would be a very un
wise plan to employ talent. Suppose a
person had but oue talent and that, black
smithing, and he should undertake to
teach school, or study law, we would say
at once that nnu had buried his talent,
and when the Master calls upon him to
account for the misused talent, would
find increase wanting,
Then let us dcvelope our talents in the
right way to the best of our ability, for
our own good and the welfare of future
generations and when our liyes are almost
o'er we can look back and say, my life is
complete, I have done my best to advance
humanity, my talents have been develop
ed. Tbeu God will reward us with ever
BY BOBRT BATES.
The word government is of Latin
origin and signifies a form of law9 estab
lished for the guidance and ruling of
any body of people.
Government unites a community in one
common cause, and. if judiciously admin
istered aids in their general advancement
both intellectually and morrally. The
earliest history affords us ample proof of
the condition of society in a state of un
restrained and untutored freedom; and
the biblical account of tho unprovoked
and unjustifiable murder of Abel, com
mitted simply tor the gratification of a
jedous impulse, is sufficient evidence of
the necessity of some established rules
regulating the actions of all. The natur
al tendency therefore of the human race
being to self indulgence and impulsive
actions) it is necessary that some code of
laws should be enacted in every commu
nity fr the restraint of the more reckless
and less tractable among them, and that
officers be appointed for the enforcement
of these regulations. The question nat
urally arises "who is to form and frame
such a code and what power shall be
authority for their enforcement," and
here again Divine Providence gives us a
standard to guid us, and in that most
perfect and faultless code emanating
from God and adopted only by the
Israelites but by all humanity affords us
a precedent not only of authorship but
The great Architect having delivered
His chosen people from bondage observ
ing them drtttlng into evil ways gives
them through Moses their leader: His
laws written on tablets of stone. Cleaily
then is this evidence that the most gifted
among a community are the most capable
to establish a cod of laws for lis govern
ment; and from the. history of the world
it is evident that the law has dictated
this course, and in the wisdom of David,
Solomon and Lycurgus, we reap the re
ward of this method. In Judea in tho
earliest times laws were made and admin
istered by the people, thus establishing a
republican form of government he sue
cess of which has b.eaq njoot f ally demon
strated in our eauutry and induces the
grandest inspiration of unfettered thought
and political freedom. The Egyptians
supposed their ruler deriyed his authori
ty from the gods, and he was factually
worshiped after his death aa a god, The
Assyria awarded their kings unlimited
authority over their bodies, and ascribed
to him power over their souls. Greece
was in early times a monarchy; but it
gradually became a democracy. Of
Athens during the time of the democracy
Ilerodotuj wrote "The Atlpni.cns. then
grew mighty an,d H became plain that
liberty is a brave thing." Pericles as a
representative of the democracy was one
of the most brilliant rulers that Athens
ever had, and his rule known as the
Age of Pericles," wis famous for ad
vancement in every direction, and as at
taining the most perfect state of Grecian
Perphaps Qne of the most notorious
anq rotten systems uy wnicn the govern
ment of a people was ever encompassed
was the Federal system introduced into
England by William the conquorer. The
government was a monarcy, but the king
diyided his land and leased it to his
nobles, who in return gave him men for
the military service; but these nobles
having so much power became tyranical
and placed the country in danger of rev
olution, and for this reason was soon
The governments ai-o at the present
day with the exception of United States,
France, Mexico and Switzerland cf the
Monarchial form. There are objections
to both forma, but the republic being
ruled by the people must suit the majori
ty. While on the other side the rulings
f a monarchy may be in direct opposi
tion to the people. As an instance of the
despotic monarchy, look at the prsent
condition of Russia where people for the
smallest crimes, are either executed or
exiled to Siberia; such being the condi
tion of affairs the nation is ever ready to
revolt; The government of our own
country being of the republican form,
one which gives an equality of civil and
religious rights and the advantages of a
free education ta every one, we as citi
zens should Improve every opportunity
to promote the welfare of the country by
selecting efficient officers' and by obey
ing the laws enacted by them.
STEAM, ITS ADVANTAGES
BY ROBERT SriERWOOD.
There has been nothing In the history
of the world which has done more to ele
vate the condition of mankind than th
invention of the steam engine. By it
our country has reached a degree ot de
velopment and civilization, which would
have required thrice or quadruple the
time before the universal use of steam.
Journeys which consumed a whole sum
mer for their completion, to say nothing
of the hardships nnd privations of an
out door life, can now be accomplished
in a few days with an ease and enjoy
ment comparable to that by which the
fairies and geaii of our nursery tales were
transported to and fro.
Hero f Alexandria who lived about
2000 years ago is the first ma a recorded
at ueing steam as a motive power nnd
he applied it simply to the movement of
philosophical toys. Then an nneient
genius by the name of Porta en vented an
apparatus by which steam pressure would
raisu a colutn of water several feet. Then
came the first steam engine which was
used for the double purpose of grinding
druys and pounding other savory sub
stances in mortars. Owing to the fart
that so little of its power could be u!il
ized. tliis little instrument was found to
bo impractical. From time to time many
experiments were made with tenm, but
none were successful until James Watt,
after a laborious struggle, perfteted the
application of team to an engine; nd
fiom this time until the present, improve
ment after improvement has been made
until steam appliances have almost
Tho application of steam to the pur
poses of travel and transportioti, by land
nud by water, has vastly enhanced the
facility, cheapness, and rapidity of both;
and has also greatly increased the pro
ductive power of labor nnd r 1; '! ?.
thereby enlaigc the number who may de
vote themselyes to study and improve
ment. As applied to the loco-motive it
has done more to civilize and open nf",
territory than any other agent, ino'O es
pecially in the United States. As it pop
ulates new country it must create new
fields for employment aud thus promote
immigration. The samo with the steam
boat. See-what it has dono in settling
and civilizing Africa and other countries!
Note how rapidly nnd with what com
fort and pleasure we can cross t!i ocean
compared with tho time when sidl boats
were in use.
The use of steam for tho navigation cf
ships was first attempted about JJ0O years
ago in the harbor of Barcclonia, It was
tried again by different men, but to no
purpose as the power was not sufficient.
About 1.09, years ago an enterprising
Philadelphian did succeed in running a
steamer on the Delaware, and in thiswise
1 cached the enormous speed of 7$ miles
per hour; and many ambitious minds
followed in his foetsteps with a variety
of efforts, but it remained for the ctie
bratcd Robert Fulton to carry off the
palm, and after thirty-three years of dis
appointment nnd dfi:iy to give us the
first really prcic:d aud successful steam
boat. The histoiy of steam travel bv
water since that time is known to id!, and
the wonderful feat of crossing t lie broad
Atlantic, in a week, with all the t-is.se,
comfort, and luxuries of a mad err. villa
atonc's command, is a. iy occurrence.
There is a cu.rluus story in connection
with the invention of tho first locomo
tive. Tho inventor, and one trusty as
sistant, werked on this machine stcretly
and by night; and after weeks of toil its
completion was accomplished, and a time
set for trial, which in the interest of sec
recy was also to be held nt night. Goinr
to his shop one morniftg thoin ventor was
astonished to fiad fire in the engine,
which also bore every evidence of recent
use. Loaying his shop musing over the
strange occurrence, and vainly seeking a
solution 10 the mistery, he was informed
of the committal of a murder on the pre
vious night in a village some fifty miles
distant. Strangely enough testimony
adducfd seemed to point to his faithful
assistant as the murderer, but as many
people had seen and spoken with this
man at his residence only about two
hours after the deed wr.s committed, it
was absurd to suppose that he could be,
guilty of a crime committed fifty miles
away, and only two hours previous to
these conversations. The fire in th i en
gine was accounted for, and the inveiiter
alone could solve the mystery of the ran
hi irnnsii; ana Knew mat uie nrrt is3
mads of his invention was to cover up
an unwarrantable crime.
To Geo. Stevenson belongs tho henor
of such improvement upon the locomotive
as enabled it to be usiid for the traction
of carriages, and shortly after his inven
tion the hrst railroad was built from
Liverpool to Manchester. It was a crude
affair, and a pieturo of it as presented to
day draws a smile of contempt from the
oldest inhabitant. Just stop for a ram
ute and think to what uses steam may be
It pumps water when wind power is
not always available; it heats our nouses;
cooks our food; prints our papers. lo..ks
and magazines; turns machinery for mak
ing electricity; and for manufacJure of
most all our necessities and luxuries; nnd
in most cases turns out a neater nd more
substantial ait'cle, and with less expense,
thiiu if made by hand.
Steam, as a source of power, has many
advantage-: over wind and water. It is
independent of the weather, may be ap
plied anywhere, affords a constant rqu 1
ble motion, and is capable of ind"finate
increase. Its invention has caused a ih-v
era in the arts; and tin; revolution it h.-is
brought in industry of all kinds, as well
as the influence it has 'iad on civilization
in general, and what it will de is almost
The invention of steam ai a motive
power is claimed by various nations, but
indisputably it r-elongs to the English
Without doubt not one of the usrs to
which steam is applied nas produced irs
full effect; while several of the most
powerful have just begun to operate, and
many others, probably of equal or greater
force, yet remain t be brought to light.
The application of steam is the
chain that binds sarago and civilized
countries together, overcoming whatever
obstacles that may sepnratw them.
When steam, and all sources to which
it may be applied, has produced its full
effect, if that may ever be, electricity or
some other agent will take its place. No
one, but Time, can decide when or wh:it
it will be,
We earnestly request allYtfJour friends
indebted to us to call at once and settle
accounts due. We have sustained lu nvy
loss by the destruction of our Brunch
House at Fairmont, N b., by fire nnd 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 El NATHAN.
Win. Herold & Son
Dry Boofc. Notions Boots and Sboos
or Ladies and Gent3
FURNISHING - GOODS.
lie keeps as large and as well
As can he Iiuud any place ia the city and make
joii i.iices that dtfy competiiion.
Earner's Bazar Fattens anil Ball's Corsets.
C. F. SMITH,
The Boss Tailor.
Main SN, Over Merges Shoe Stole.
Has the best and most complete stock
of samples, both foreign and domestic
woolens that ever came west of Missouri
river. Note these prices: Business suits
from to $3."5, dress suits, $25 to $45.
pants s?4, $5, 0, 0.50 and upwards.
CWill guaranteed a 'fit.
Prices Def Competition.
J. E. R08BINS, ARTIST,
INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN IN
FINE OIL. PAINTINC
WATER COLORS. ETC.
ALL LOVEKS OS AllX AUK INVITED
T ) CALL ANI
STUDIO OVER OLIVER & FiAMSE
MEAT M A rUC ET.
Dr. C. A- Marshall.
Preservation f uaturfl tet'i a ppecisrity.
rttih ulx ctUd Kiihmdpnin l-y uxe of Laughing
All -worKwiirranted. Prices reasonaMe.
FlTZCFBAI.lj'S V.L. C'K I'LVTTUIOCIH, NEy
DRS. OA YE & SMITH,
The only Dentin; in the Wesl onlnliiig this
New System f Extract iiifr an' KilliiiR'l cctll
williiMit Tain. nr M:ael)ieiie is en
tirely lice fieia
AND IS AllSOLUTELY
Harmless - To - All
TeeMi extracted ar.d irtifioInI teeth Inserted
next day it desired. The preservation of the
natural teeth a specialty.
GOLD CROWES, GOLD CAPS, BRIDGE WOHL
The very finest. Office in Union Mock, over
'I lie CitizeLe' lihbk.
ISTEW ICE ZMIIKHST
We have our house filled villi
A FINE QUALITY OF ICE,
And are prepared lo deliver it daily to oiircns
U'liK-is in atiy quantity desired.
ALL OEDEES PEOMPTLY FILLED.
Leave older with
3- IP. 23E.XJrn:X5TII!Xl..
At store on Sixih Street. We 111; ka a Hpcc
CUTTING, IPyVGICT JSTG
And Loading Cars. Por terms see t:s tt
K. C. MfMAKEN & EON,
Telephme 72, - - Flattcmonth
H. P. Whisler's,
The City Bakery,
Home Made Bread.
He lirs procured ;1,.' services .f I. J. Strayer,
at Omaha, wln.se nH-ia!f y (s in making
liii liyht, ea.-i!y tii'i steil.
ruichaHc a f.e or ten cent loaf and you will be
convinced of i'n i::fr-t.
J .C, EOOH2S.
i BARBER AKD
xu ni lit unr.csjriii.
TT 1 Tn nnrfinrin
All work firfct-clars; west Fifth Street.
North Robert Fhei weed's Ft on-.
ZfiRS. G. E- KEMPSTER, '
i Teata cf viscal & Iristrnmental Mnsic
Residence Northwest Corner of Elev
enth nnd Main Street?. Plattsmouth.
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