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THE DAlM'JLLEIiALD: L'LArxotiov xtixxAZtiAiiliA, HONDY, JULY 91S88
Tne Evening Herald.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY.
A. Kmllttbnrr, Deatlxt, Kockwood Building,
Irphone Jf. iUt.
Dr. Klirln, OtUr In Sht-rtinod lllork, Itwl
4rnrm 1,'or. lxtk airl (iranita, Telrphone So. 42.
Dm. CT A timltb. I hit I'alnlnM llratUtii, I'nlon
Block, or titirn' Hank, I'lalUinouth.
. CITY CORDIALS.
Today was the first pay day of the
sewer contracts. They uil about $500.
Lay on Macduff and damned be he
who first crieH: "Hold, 'tis snufT." A. T.
Wantki) A girl to do general house
work, $ 1.00 er week paid to one that is
competent. Apply to Mrs. Dr. U. It. Liv
ingston. --There will 1e u inciting of the Y. L.
It. H. A. at the Heading linoni this even
ing at M o'clock, all members are request
ed to be present.
The W. It. C. of this city will give a
raplerry and ice-cream festival at the
O. A. It. Hall on Wednesday evening,
July 11th. Everybody is invited. By
order of committee.
Word wis received on the 5th from
Messi-s. John Bauer, jr., Fritz Kbiuger,
CI us Lau, the three young men who left
here some time ago for Germany, that
they had arrived in New York city safely
and would start from there immediately.
A switchman working in tlie yards
at Pacific Junction yesterday met with a
severe accident while f-tepping on a step
attached to a locomotive while the loco
motive was in motion. Dr. It. It. Liv
ingston, Jr., of this city, was called to his
aid, and found that his light leg had
been crushed so badly that amputation
was necessary, and the limb was severed
near the knee.
An error appeared Saturday in the
local which stated that the base ball club
of this city would play a game of base
ball with the Fort Omaha team on Wed
nesday next. Through a misunderstand
ing a wrong date was given, and the
game will not be played until Friday.
The members of the soldier's club are
nearly all lieutenants, and it is reported
that they make a strong team. More in
terest is being taken in this great panic
by the citizens of late since they realize
the fact that they have a club in their
midst which will surely work its way in
to prominence in a short time.
A man put in an appearance on the
streets yesterday, who apparently could
easily pull the scales up to a 240 pound
mark, anl made inquiries of several
citizens who were standing in the vicinity
of the Kiddle house as to who the best
policeman w as. On being asked why he
should ask such questions, he replied:
" Well, I am a stranger among you, and
if a policeman does not arrest me, I may
do some body some harm. T am a
mighty powerful man and am not safe to
be in a community where I would have
my chance of Ix-ing insulted. I am a
bad man, and don't care who knows it.
ho the ln-st thing you can do. gentlemen,
is to have mc arrested." lie talked in
th) same style until the first train
came along, when he took hi.
departure, leaying the tremb
ling men to look aft it the would
be murderer and remark: "What a pow
C. E. Alverson, who fell from a third
tory window in the (ions house last
Wednesday, made his first appearance on
the street yesterday since the ncccidcnt.
He does not walk with much elasticity
to be sure, but when we consider the
drop ht took to himself of about sixty
feet, we think him fortunate enough
eyon with his life if he is crippled,
for life, which he will not be. TheCJoos
house apparently is trying to hold its
own with the Perkins house and even
in the way of a similar accident. A col
ored man can. be seen on the streets fre
quently who is at present disabled, hi
liinln being paralyzed on one side, but
not unable to walk about the city, who
realized a similar experience. One night
he fell from a third story window of the
Perkins house, but he was more unfortun
ate than the man we spoke of before.
He dropped himself in such a position
that he rcceiyed injuries which will re
mind him of the accident during his en
tire lifetime. It is thought if cither of
the two men had been conscious of their
fail that it would certainly have killed
them, but as they were both in an uncon
cious condition at the time, they made
no efforts to save themselves and drop
ped like rags to the ground. All who
look at the place where Alverson fell,
seem amazed and wonder how a person
could possibly drop into such a place and
such a distance without being killed in
stantly. The window opens into a nar
row alley-way scarcely large enough to
admit of a person's body across it.
Several bricks lay in about the spot he
dropped and also a box which he must
have struck. No bones were broken and
he now feels as strong as ever if it were
not for soreness and a lame back. Any
one else could fall from the same place
and count for himself bout one chance
in a hundred of savingiis neck.
The Great Banquet.
A committee of the youug ladies of the
Young Ladies Heading Koom Association
have been yery successful in' their can
vass for assistance in furnishing the sup
per for the Republican Banquet on the
night of Thursday, the 12th, at the Wat
erman opera house. The republican club
has allowed them that privilege, know
ing their elliciency in such an undertak
ing as this will not be their first exper
ience in transacting similar business with
these ladies and each time they gave per
fect satisfaction. The young ladies are
always industrious and always have an
eye open to business in the interest of
their society, which has gained for itself
a wide reputation as a convenient public
institution which has for some time been
very beneficial to the citizens in furnish
ing reading'matter of all kind-;.
The republican club has made great
preparationsjiccording to th'.-ir anticipa
tions and an event such as was never be
fore known in the history of the club and
Plattsmouth will be the result of this
The most prominent speakers of the
state have been engaged by the club, and
among them John M. Thurston, who re
cently took an active part in the conven
tion at Chicago and who will be ready,
having a knowledge at present of the
true standpoint of everything politically,
to give many bright ideas or pointers
which will be of interest to all. It is
unnecessary to speak of his capability as
a speaker here, for all readers have heard,
heard of,or read of him as one of the
leading orators of the west. He received
strong applause and was spoken very
highly of for his brilliant remarks while
participating at the convention in Chica
go a short time ago. A dozen or so of
almost as popular men will ba present,
and it is a forgone conclusion that the
opera house will be filled to its utmost
capacity from the immediate viciuity aad
abroad. A full programme will be given
before the evening of the 12th, so that
all will feel quite confident that the fes
tival will be the scene of as great jubi
lation as we bespeak for it. Appended
we give the names of some of the promi
nent speakers from abroad who are to
take part in the evening's entertainment:
Hon. John M. Thurston, Hon. O. P.
Mason, Hon. J. C. Watson, Hon. J. li.
Strode, Hon. John C. Cowan, Hon. John
Y. Stone, lion. J. G. Tait, Hon. T. M.
Marquett. Full particulars will be
Judge Chapman went to Lincoln to
day. Kobt. Sherwood and wife wore in
A X. Sullivan was in Greenwood today
on legal busine s.
Mrs. It. Kivett, of Lincoln, is in the
city visiting relatives.
Mrs. C. A. Marshall was an Omaha
passenger this morning.
Mr. S. D. .Mayer and C. S. Twiss were
passengers for Omaha this morning.
Mrs. Kate Oliver and her daughter,
Miss Maggie, left tnis morning for Lin
coln. Elmer L. Farthing left this morning
with his father on a trip to Loncoln and
other points west.
Mr. Milo Shipmau, son of Dr. Shipman,
who has been in Kansas for some time,
arrived in Plattsmouth yesterday.
Mrs. J. Waterman and daughter, Mrs.
Wagner; Mr. II. A. Waterman and Miss
Josie Toman left for Crete, this morning.
Republican Club Meeting; Tonight.
The members of the Young Men's Ke
publican Club are requested to meet at
the court house tonight, as business of
importance is to be transacted. Every
body come. Meeting at 8 o'clock, sharp.
The banquet committees will report to
night. John A. Daviks,
A gentleman who is popular in the
city, but not as a singer, made his debut
Saturday night and entertained many of
his friends admirably. It :s reported
that he was not conscious of his talents
vocally until about three years ago, and
since that time he has been taking in
structions in voice culture. Judging by
the coarse tone he now is capable of pro
ducing, his tutor used a plow iu cultivat
ing it, aud did not sand-paper it quite as
fine as he should. In his first attempt to
entertain his friends in that way he was
quite successful, and could be heard un
til a late hour speaking the musical tones
so loud that every window within a mile
of Main street was raised, the citizens
thinking some one was giving a fire
alarm. George P: had better spend
about another term and then he may con
fidently expect us to give his full name
as an artist. lie has succeeded in culti
vating the power.
There will be no meeting of the camp
of Modern Woodmen tonight. There
will be a special meeting Monday even
ing, July 17th, 1888, for the purpose of
initiating new members and general
A good attendance is de-
L. Newcombe V. C.
Send your job work to the Herald
Mr. Charles Ellis, who has suffered
from the effects of sunstrokes a couple of
times during the last few days, and who
was reported dead yesterday from the
last attack, was seen on the streets this
morning. lie received the first stroke
while at Cedar Cr.-ek last Friday, after
walking some distance on the railroad
track, and was brought home safely. Sat
urday afternoon his ambition would not
be subdued from the effects and loss of
strength, and he came out again while the
sun was high and the day very warm. He
was advised by everybody to go home
and keep out of the heat as much as pos
sible, which he paid little or no attention
to. After he was satisfied he had seen
enough of the city for one day, he started
for his home which is situated on
Washington avenue. He walked along
apparently all right until he was about
opposite the residence of Mr. John Way
man, where he was again attacked and
dropped to the ground. People living
in that vicinity soon came to his assis
tance, and as soon as a vehicle could be
ordered to the spot he was taken to his
home. At the time it was supposed he
would not live many minutes, which no
doubt started the rumor that he was dead.
Judging by his actions in coming out
again in the heat of the day, the shocks
must be light ones and some enjoyment
must be realized from them by him. lie
has been unfortunate for some time, hav
ing been a victim at the time one f the
Pinkerton police shot two men, receiving
a severe cut in the face which he was
some lime recovering from.
Will J. Warrick has the best and larg
est stock of wallpaper in the city, their
styles are new and fresh and no job lots of
last year's designs or bankrupt stock to
run off, if you want the latest and host
assortment of new goods see Warrick's
Now is the time to catch the flies. O,
P. Smith & Co. have paper that will stick
to them. 10 cts. for three papers. tf
I sell shoes cheaper than anybody,
Call nd be convinced, no trouble to
show goods. tf. Pktku Mekgks.
Silk bandanas, cotton bandanas and
campaign handkerchiefs of all kinds at
Wanted. Gentleman desires board
and room in private family Southern
Address S. F. T.
O. P. Smith & Co. have fly paper whicli
is warranted to stick. Three for 10 cts.
The cheapest shoc3 nt Merges . tf.
Look! n.j for "Fortune Deserted Men."
He is a "hunter for fortune deserted men,"
said a lounger at Dolmonieo's, pointing to a
stylishly dressed middle aged man who was
seated at the table, engaged in an earnest
conversation with a young clubman who Is
known to have about got through with what
was once a handsome fortune. The "hunter
of fortune deserted individuals" appears to
bo a position that has recently been created
by several large life insurance companies. It
is his business to go about the clubs and up
town resorts and seek out men who have en
joyed wealth and have become financially
stranded. Being a frequenter of all the clubs,
it is eas' for him to find out the condition of
his associates. When he discovers a young
man who has gonethrongh with a fortuno by
lieing a good fellow, he otters him a iositio:i
in the insurance company.
"Now, you have no money left to live on,"
he will argue to the unfortunate, "and I can
put you in the way of making a handsome in
come in a gentlemanly way; otherwise, I
suppose, 'u may have to dciend on liorrow
ing money from your friends. By Incoming
an agent of my company you can go to a
friend and instead of negotiating a loan you
can ask him to let you insure his life, on
which you will get a handsomo commission.
Nine cases out of ten the man approached
will go into the scheme. They are in that
condition that they are glad to accept any
respectable occupation, and an occupation of
this kind need only be known to their friend.
They usually go to work with a vim and ac
complish in a week what an ordinary insur
ance agent could not achieve in two months.
As most of thr a 'associates are wealthy they
are usually very "glad to accommodate their
friend by giving him a small policy on their
lives, and in addition they rather admire his
pluck. But they would have as readily loan
ed him that much money, although they
knew they would never get any equivalent.
In about a month or two these agents usually
play out and they are instantly dropped by
the insurance company, which comes out at
the big end of the horn. New York World.
To Keep a Dpilroom Coot.
"Let mo tell 3 011 how to make j-our bed
room delightfully cool, even in the hottest
weather," said a model housekeeier the other
day. "Of course here in Chicago torrid
nights arc such an exception that you will
not be compiled to try the experiment often,
but then it is well to have it in mind. Well,
when the heat becomes intolerable, take a
couple of pounds of ice, break it into frag
ments ami put these into a sack. Raise your
window, tie a string to the sack and let it
dally with the breezes, if any there be. In
side of ten minutes tho temperature of the
room will 1 sensibly lowered and you can
sleep like a top. Of course it will be neces
eary to put a pan beneath the sack to catch
the drippings. Thus, at a slight expense, a
good night's r&t is insured." Chicago
The Latest Fashionable Whim.
The "secret honey moon" is described as the
latest whim of New York society. The groom
leaves the route of the wedding journey en
tirely with tho best man. Neither he nor the
bride has the least idea where the honey
moon is to be spent until he enters the steamer
or train and opens an envelope, which de
scribes the route and explains that all hotel
arrangements and other details have been,
attended to. Chicago Tribune.
Elizabeth Mallst established in London In
1702 the first daily newspaper printed in the
In 1773 Elizabeth Timothy printed and
edited a newspaper in Charleston, 6. Q.
AN INDIAN AT SEA,
Iced Shlrt'a View on the Sunny and Shady
Sides of m Voyage.
One of the band of Indians with Buffalo
Bill's show has for a chief a brainy old fel
low known as Red Shirt. He has an original
manner of thought and expression, which
makes him a constant source of amusement
to thoso with whom he comes in contact.
For two days after the great show sailed
away from New York for England last year
they had a sea as smooth aa gloss. On tho
evening of tho second day old Red Shirt
called a pow wow in one of the cabins, where
he proceeded to "chin chin" about the great
voyage. Among other things ho Baid that
the mighty works of tho white man continued
to fix wonder in his brain and still tho vio
lent beatings of his heart.
"Thoy are a great people," said ho, "and
this last evidence that wo have of it here on
this mighty tcpeo (boat) is greater than all
all others. Tho giant river (ocean) which we
have known about as a tradition of tho old
men has become to us now a known and ac
tual thing. Down in the bowels of this giant
tepee tho white man has placed his miracu
lous efigiuo that eats wood and drinks water
and spits fire and smoke and fog, but goes
whirling round and round its paddles to
move this great mass of wood and Iron. Wo
know that we are safe in tho white man's
company, because ho goes with us, and ho
has been over the mighty river many times
before. But it Is all so wonderful that it
seems like a beautiful dream."
The next day was dark, cloudy and finally
stormy. It was three days before Old Red
Shirt crawled out of his bunk and summoned
his warriors to another council. This time
they were a sick looking lot. Not ono of
them had escaped the horrors of seasickness,
and, although they endeavored with stoical
Indian fortitude to "bruce up," tho evidences
of their unhappiness wero as plain as the
signs of debauch on a man who has been on
a long spree. Old Red Shirt shook his head
sadly as ho began to talk to the braves. His
first sentence might have been almost liter
ally translated, "These bo perilous times."
lie continued in something of this strain ia
lugubrious and melancholy tones: "This has
been a trouble to try our manhood and our
nerves. The sky was black, and tho waters
were dark, and tho great waves rolled, and
wo were sick like women. Ugh! The big
tepeo must have taken firo water in its bow
els and become liko a drunken man. Ughl
It pitched up and down like a bucking horse.
Ughl It was no longer a beautiful dream, but
what tho white man calls a night horse. It
was a foul, bad dream." New York Tribune.
A Vender of Bread Fills.
The odd shifts to which men who havo bo
come recruits in the ranks of poverty resort
to get a living are worth perhaps passing no
lice. "Ono half tho world does not know
how the other half lives" might be with jus
tice altered to "gets its living." How some
people, living in good style, get that living
is often a mystery to their neighbors, but the
dodges among tho wreckage of the profes
sional and trading classes are extensive and
William Jones, when I first knew him, was
a commercial traveler, making from 000 to
700 a year. Through his own folly he lost
his situation, and then lived "how he could."
On one occasion, during a drinking bout in
the north of England, he jumped into the
river and was rescued by some men working
at a puddling furnace, and carried into the
works. When ho camo to himself ho fancied
ho was in the infernal regions, and this so
horrified him that it brought 011 an attack of
He drifted in duo conrse'to a London slum,
and when he was on the brink of starvation
he remembered tho old opera in which he
had seen Dr. Dulcamara. He got an old
college cap, rolled up a bit of bread into
pills, sprinkled them with flour, and went
out and sold them, screwed up in a bit of
paper, half a dozen for a penny, proclaiming
them to be an absolute and certain cure for
almost every disease under the sun. Having
the gift of the gab, he soon got an audience,
and he sold his pills out in half an hour. He
then went home and mado some more pills
and did equally welL In a few months he
had established himself as a great medical
authority, and marvelous cures were related
of his wonderful pills. He did so well at tho
"game" that he earned enough money to
take to dissipation again, and having ruined
his health ho is now in the workhouse.
Georgo R. Sims' London Letter in Philadel
Trick of a Minor Actress.
Something amusingly tricky was accom
plished by a minor actress in the Wallack
company last winter. Tho final season of
that now disbanded organization was drag
ging along, with very frequent changes of
bill from ono old comedy to another. This
actress had been out of the casts for a
month, and was very anxious to get before
the public again, which she knew she would
do if "She Stoops to Conquer" were revived,
but not otherwise. One day she was sad
dened to hear the stage manager say that tho
piece would probably not be reproduced at
all. That meant further seclusion for her
and possibly no appearance at all before the
disintegration of the company. At this
juncture her wits devised a scheme. Sha en
listed a score of her friends, men and women
not connected with the stage, and induced
them to serve her purposa. - Next day a well
dressed lady went to tho ticket oflice, asked
for two seats for one night of tho next week,
"These are for 'She Stoops to Conquer r"
"No," the treasurer replied. "I believe
'lEoney' is to continued."
"Oh, then I don't wont these seats. I will
wait until 'She Stoops to Conquer' is pro
duced." A dialogue of something like tho same pur
port, but in different language, was re
peated twenty times within a week. The
treasurer told tho management of this strong
demand for "Sho Stoops to Conquer." No
doubt of the honesty of these requests was
raised, and they were construed as indicating
a general fashionable curiosity as to that
comedy. Therefore, it was put into immedi
ate rehearsal, and the ingenious actress had
the pleasure of facing the footlights again,
whatever may have been the pecuniary re
sult to the theatre. Clara Belle m New Or
Government Female Employes.
The female employes of the government
printing office and the bureau of engraving
at Washington do all kinds of work, dirty aa
well as clean. They help manage the presses,
their sleeves are rolled up high above their
elbows, and their plump, round arms receive
many an ink spot during the day. About
1,500 women are employed in the two offices,
and colored women work side by side with
white women without claahing. Chicago
A Cure for Dyspepsia.
The Rev. Nathan Smith, of Ackworth, Ga.,
has preached the Gospel for more than fifty
years. He is a well preserved old gentleman
of seventy-five. lie ha3 a unique cure for
dyspepsia. After suffering from that com
plaint for a number of years he cured him
self by swallowing a mouthful of bran after
each me!. New York Evening World.
Our Mid-Summer Slaughter Sale 1
In order to Clean up our Odds and Ends iu various Departments wo
Shall oiler Extraordinary inducements for this week.
3 - Special Bargains in Hosiery - 3
U 25 cents a puir Our Entire Line of Children's Fancy
rinted Hose that have never hefme retailed for les titan DO
cents a pair. Ladies'
irom ;. to ou cents a pair.
At )0 cents a pair comprises our Entire Lino of Children's
1 lain and Kibbetl Lnllt Lisle Thread Hose, formerly n.ld
by us from 7 to HO cents a pair. Ladies' Fancy Lisle and
Silk Plaited Hose worth front 7f to $1.00 a pair.
Lot hi. At 75 cents a pair takes in our Slock of Children's Fancy
Striped Lisle Hose, worth $1.50 a pair. Ladies' Fancy LMu
and Silk Hose worth $1.50 a pair.
Gauze and Satin Fans, Plain and
.50 to 51.75, reduced to 1.11).
Handsome Satin and Feather Fans, IJand-Paintt d, formerly hM
from $2.00 to $2.50, reduced to 8l.J.
Elegant Carved Pone Handle Satin Fans, Hand Painted, formerly
sold from $0.00 to 3 50, reduced to $2,131).
Plack and Cirav Ostrich Feather Fans, formerly sold Irom fcl.00 to
31.50, reduced to" $3.4i.
Our $8.00 Ostrich Feather Fan, Pone Handle, in Cream, Maize and
Black, reduced to 5.00.
Our $10.00 Ostrich Feather Fan, Shell Handle, in Black and (J my,
reduced to SG.50.
Full Lines of Japanese Fans at Popular Prices.
Bargains In Parasols I
Cream Lace Covered and Pongee Silk Lace Trimmed Parasols worth
from $1.00 to $5.00, now $3.00.
Cream and Black Lace-Covered Porasols that sold from $7.00 to
$8.00, reduced to $5.00.
Black Beaded Lace-Covered Parasols that sold at 8'.50, reduced to
Fancy Striped Coaching Parasols that sold lor S5.)0 reduced lo 3.
" " " " from $0.50 lo $S.(0 re
duced to $5.00.
Silk Sun Umbrellas at Greatly Peduced Prices.
Alpaca and Bombazine Parasols at Greatly Bed need Prices.
ONE DOOR EAST FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
Coal is Cash.
The undersigned coal dealers, doing
business in the city of Plattsmouth, deem
it to the best interests of the public, as
well as of the dealers, to sell coal strictly
and exclusively for cah.
Coal is a commodity that is, and should
be, sold on a very close margin, too small,
in fact, for the dealers to trust to the de
lays and uncertainties of collections.
The dealers are required to pay spot
cash for coal. The credit system entails
a serious loss each season, by reason of
the amount of bad debts necessary to be
charged off to profit and loss, n;id in the
additional expense required for book
keepers, collectors, etc.
By dispensing with the above formid
able items of expense, dealers can afford
to sell coal at lower prices, and they feel
assured that this will commend itself to
the thinking public.
For Ihe above reasons, therefore, the
coal dealers have decided to sell for cash
ON AND A FT Ell JCLY 11, 1 ijSS.
This means just what it says.
tf II. A. Watkrmax & Son.
When your skin is yellow.
"When your skin is dark and greasy.
When your skin is rough and course
When your skin is inflamed and red.
When your skin is full of blotches.
When your skin is full of pimples you
need a good blood medicine that can be
relied upon. Bcggs Blood Purifier and
Blood Maker is warranted as a positive
cure for all of the above, so you cannot
possibly run any risk when you get a bot
tle of this wonderful medicine. For sale
by O. P. Smith & Co.
Job work done n short notice at
the IIeuai.d oflice.
Colic, Diarrhoea and Summer com
plaints are dangerous at this season of
the year and the only way to guard
against these diseases is to have constant
ly on hand a bottle of some reliabl2 rem
edy. Bcggs Diarrhcea Balsam is a POS
ITIVE BELIEF in all these disagreeable
cases and is pleasant to take. It will
cost you only 3." cents. O. P. Smith &
Watch.es ! Watclios !
H. M. GAULT
Has moved and is now in the Sherwood
room, Cor. 5th and Main Sts., where
he is better able to show his
Large Stock of Watches,
CLOCKS AND JEWELRY !
Than ever before, and will as an induce
ment sell you Watches way down. Call
and get the Special Prices in Gold Watch
es; it will surprise you. A Full Line of
the best styles ot Jewelry and Silverware.
Repairing will be given Special Atten
tion. All work warranted to give satisfaction.
Hose in Solid Colors and Stripes worth
Values In Fans ! .
IIand-lainted, formerly fold fio ji
JSid&JiL J&M J2.M. Q
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JAHD Mr ' ,orRo
AffO AY CLIMATE. O
Send far Clrcalart,
HAVEN & RHODES
(Name this paper in your order.)
Shcrwin & Willktns' mixed paints, the
best in the maikc-t, at FrickeA (Vs. drug
Plenty of feed, flour, graham and
meal at Heisel's mill, tf
Men's canvass Kbots at Merges', only
83 cents, everything cheap. tf.
A few pieces of French and Domestic
Black Sateens received today at J. V,
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