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THK DAILY HERALD; JLATISMUUTH, NEBRASICA, THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1888.
Tne Evening Herald.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY.
DeatUt, Rockirood Building,
Dr. Klgfftai, OlDrn la Sherwood Blork, KkI
Jeaee Cor. Sixth aal (iraaltc. Telephone So. 42.
Dra. Cato A Smith, the Palalnta nratUta, I'uloa
Block, oter C'llUoaa' Bank, ruttftoiouth.
Remember the banquet tonight.
Admission to the gallery tonight,
"What's the matter with the banquet
tonight? It's all right.
Tickets will be sold for the gallery
in the opera house for 25 cents tonight.
What's the matter with the gpeakcra
who will be present tonight? They're
Gentlemen, take your ladies to the
great republican banquet at the opera
Republicans should secure cam
paign handkerchiefs from J. II. Don
nelly for the banquet tonight.
Any citizen, democratic or republi
can w ill be admitted to the gallery at the
opera house tonight for 25 cents.
Thomas B.f Miles appeared before
Judge Russell this morning and procured
a licenre to wed Mrs. Mary Dixon.
J. v. v tckbach, received today, a
stock of boots and bhors and is ready
now to furnish you with new shoes. Call
and examine them.
Shpriff Eikeubary and Marshal Ma-
lick, accompanied by their families, went
on a fishing expedition yesterday. Tliev
arrested several fish.
me members or the ulee clui were
pleased to welcome Mr. ('has. Whitney,
one of their members, home again today
to participate in the eutertaiument at the
opera house tonight. lie has been at Ar
lington for sometime visiting his parents
Mr. Daniel Bunis will start out with
his subscription paper tomorrow to make
collections in the interests of Jedd Vance.
The boy is now able to sit up and take
care of himself. We trust none who have
put down their names to represent any
amount will not refuse to pay now as the
boy will not be able to work this summer
and. will need assistance.
- The wife of Mr. Jake Vallery. who
resides about 6 miles west of the city,
met with a very painful accident yester
day. A new house is being built on
their property an?T several boards were
Mattered on the ground which had nails
sticking from them. She stepped on a
board, running a nail into the hollow of
her left foot until it was stopped by com
ing in contact with the bone.
Quite a lengthy notice was given in
tins paper concerning the move some of
the striking engineers had taken, but
none of the names of those going back
were given. Out of the twenty-five
striking engineers who signed request to
the IJ. & 31. management asking to be
taken back, the following old employes
were notified to return and went to work
this morming: Joe McCoy, Chas. Mar
tin, Sid Wheeler, Mart Cushing, Lou
Pennington, Jake Coffnian, Frank Pal
mer, Geo. Pronger, Green Coffmau, Robt.
Smith, J. W. . Halliday, Glenson and
others have been assigned places at Lin
coln, Mc-Cook and Denver. The taking
back of the old men will not interfere
with the positions held by new men, and
those who assisted the company when
they needed help, will now be taken care
of. The above action created quite a
stir in the brotherhood camp and a gen
ral rejoicing among their friends. This
is just the commencement cf the end,
and Plattsmouth is proud to have set
the example. There will be more to fol
This morning a wise young man who
earns his bread by the sweat of his brow,
by distributing mail for the citizens
was badly defeated although he acquired
considerable satisfaction at the time. II
t. . 1 Til , 1
nau arweu iiunseii wun a uucket, gone
to a punipOJ in the vicinity of the court
house, pumped the bucket full of the
life-giving tluid from that quarter, re
turned with it as far as McElwaiu's jew
elry store, and noticing a number of his
friends engaged in conversation in the
store dropped his pail, made a dart, ap
earing upon the scene in ample time to
catch a thread and participate in the edi
fying conversation which was being in
diilged in by the assemblage. When all
vere deeply absorbed, two brothers of the
c-aniue fraternity appeared on the scene,
looked ic every direction on the street,
and supposiag no gentleman would in
terfere when such an opportunity was
left open to them, immediately engaged
themselves in a hearty drink of the fresh
water which the gentleman had, a short
time before, pumped, for himself. A
minister w as near by at the time, and his
services would have been engaged in be
half of the dogs had it not been for their
elasticity in making themselves scarce at
the time the young man appeared by the
backet with a foot uplifted ready for a
kick that would only have assured about
one minute's life for the dogs, had he let
it go as swift as he had first intended and
the dogs remained still where they were.
One received a kick which caused it to
produce a couple of yelps andMisappear.
A Dozen or so of Them In Platts
mouth Look Upon Themselves
as Privileged Characters
Wife, You Had Better Come Home
to Your Hubby.
An unmarried gentleman of leisure,
who was possessed of an extraordinary
pleasing countenance and who, upon in
quiry, was found to be making a tour of
the country, made a visit to this great
city of ours. Although he professed to
be a man of leisure without any particu
lar aim in view, yet people of whom he
made many inquiries were left under the
impression that more than just tho idea
of pleasure-seeking called him from town
to town. If we were to judge from his
many similar questions the cause, Ave
would decidedly state that he was on the
alert for the woman of his heart. Platts
mouth only detained him a short time
from the continuation of his tour, and
when he was about to leave this city he
was heard to remark :
"Of all the towns, cities or villages
ever yisitcd by me, this city affords less
encouragemeut than any to a man who
has in view the same good object as
He could not possibly hold himself long
cr.and hcing'unablc to secrete the ovei flo
of a wounded heart which was made sore
from deep regret of such total discourage
incut upon reaching Plattsmouth, that he
exhibited the most crest-fallen' expression
every witnessed by any one. On being
questioned as to his trouble he explained
"I am learning that the further west
go, the worse it is lor me ana the mon
fruitless my journey. Plattsmouth is the
termination of my route, for if more sucl
discouragement greets me, I will count
my journey a failure, and fall
victim of the ridicule of the
many heartless grass-widowers your
city is possessed of. As far as I can see
wherethe young men have not already got
the advantage, the men whose wives hav
gone east, west, north and south are pay
ing attention to the widows, grass-wid
ows, girls young and old, making them
selves so prominent in the field that
stranger like myself is ignored by the
women whose present chances arc so nu
merous. Occasionally those men I speak
of are seen driving up to the front of the
residences here in your city inviting some
one to take a drive, and I have noticed
that invariably a lady comes out to ac
company them. The appearance of the
grass-widowers I speak of is so marked
by a change of apparel they always look
so prim, and I also notice that they
always wear clean collars now, keepthei
neckties straight, and in every way take
good care to present thciuielyes in as
handsome attire as any young man who
goes on a flirting expedition. If they are
asked by an intimate friends who are like
ly to extend information Li their wives,
if they are made aware of facts. how grass
widerhood agrees with them, there is not
one among the crowd of inyincibles who
will not drop his head immediate', as
though the thought caused him a pan
or deep feeling of loneliness, and explain
in a trembling voice: ''Oh, if my wife
would only shorten her visit and return
to me soon, what a happy man I would
be. I cannot be contented at the house
now. When I is.ni studying or reading,
I will suddenly look around to say a
word to her, but alas ! she is gone, and
the strongest sense of loneliness then pre
sents itself to me. I feel as though all
the iriends I ever had on earth had left
me, because my wife is all in this world
They will then plan their course for
another day. It is true they do not care
to remain long in the house, and they
start oil an expedition each day as though
they had business, iu yiew on which some
one's life depended. They all seem to
forget that this is leap year and that their
wives who are many miles away are los
ingjno chances which the privileges of
this, their great year, affords them. I
have not the slightest doubt but that the
wives of those men are flying high, flirt
ing, and saying to their gentlemen at
tendants: "That husband of mine will
never dream that you are so good and
kind to me. He is the best husband in
the world, I am sure I can trust him. I
am probably doing him an injustice, but
what's the odds, he will never be auy the
wiser, so you need not care."
Such are the thoughts of the wives
whom the husbands here are trying to
deceive. It is no more than right that
the women should be informed of this,
and as the Herald reaches nearly all of
them, aa over.-tax cn postage will be the
result or the railroad companies will reap
There is not one thing that puts a man
or woman at sucii disadvantage before
the world as a vitiated etate of the blood
Your ambition is gone.
Your courage has failed.
Your vitality has left you.
Your languid step and listless ac
tions show that you need a powerful in
yigorator, one bottle of Beergs' Blood
Purifier and Blood JIaker will put new
life in a worn out system, and if it does
not it will cost you nothing. O. P. Smith
& Co., Druggists.
What's the matter with Harrison to
night! ue s a'.l rtnht.
Another Base Ball Came.
The Fort Omaha team, which is report
ed to be classed among the most success
ful clubs in Omaha and vicinity, has
signed a contract to play a game with
the riattsmouth team here tomorrow
Since the home team was victorious in
the hotly contested game between them
and Lincoln, and aftei holding their own
so admirably in the Council Bluffs game,
the boys will work with more assurance
Lthis time, and that encouragement with
the continual practice they have lad
since, will send them iim the field to
morrow feeling that victory will surely
fall to them, and we feel quite confident
The game will bo. called at 3:30 sharp,
and let all lovers ot the came be on
The following list gives the names of
the players and their positions:
This morning the attention
reporter was attracted to a sight
made his blood run cold although
day has been very warm. We do
know who should be blamed for
cause, but however, Dr. Salisbury
the victim. We have heard the remark
that: "It's a cold day when the flies roost
on me," but we never heard of a mouse
taking a sleeping abode on a man's hat
before. As the doctor was busily en
gaged in one corner of his room in the
blacksmith shop adjoining his oflice,
hammering away at his anvil and pound
ing teeth into shape which are to be used
by some of the Plattsmouth old maids,
he found no use for his hat and left it in
the oflice to be used by the first passer-by
as an article of amusement if so desired.
We did not wait until the doctor wished
to make use of hi3 hat, but it is supposed
that when he picked it up in a hur
ry, without noticing the mouse which
was so comfortable on its throne and
monarch of all it surveyed, that when peo
ple drew his attention to it he remarked:
"It will be a cold day when the mice
roost on me again."
The time has arrived in the annals
of our nation's history, that each true and
loyal citizen should be awake to all
duties and responsibilities resting upon
them as citizens, that each may be able
to insciibe upon its sacred pages some
thing worthy of the administration, not
only of the fiein but of all future gen
erations. An inspiration is given to us
when we have the knowledge that the
citizens of Plattsmouth arc awake to
such duties and responsibilities, and that
they are ever ready to do anything that
will promote the interest and welfare of
this great nation. This they have de
monstrated in the preparation of a grand
banquet for this evening, which in all
probability will surpass anything of the
kind ever given in this city, in every re
spect, and so far their success hasjexceed
ed their highest anticipations. This should
incourage every man that lias an interest
in the coming campaign. This we be
lieve will be the iv-sli tlien in the end.
It may be said of every oie, this eam-
palgn lias been better for
lived through it.
We have heard of men being arrest
ed,) shot, sclapod, muzzled, tared and
feathered, kicked out of shape, and eyen
hanged for kissing and attempting to
kiss another man's wif. One of the
above fates rSfght have been assigned to
the city attorney today had it not been
for his keenness in discovering his mistake
just iu time to save iiinicjf. A lady had
taken a pattern from his wife's wearing
apparel and was busily engaged this
morning in assisting the young ladies of
the Young Ladies Reading Room Associ
ation in arranging the tables at the opera
house for the banquet tonight. The at-
i 7 T 1
lorney appeared, its gazeu in amaze
ment for some time at the beautiful deco
rations. He was quite still for awhile
and his attention was attracted but little
y any of the ladies until the appearance
ot "one dressed as ins wite. lie started.
and the lady started, when she learned it
was his jntentjon to embrace her. Jte
was given the toid shouider and he wa
glad it happened so when he discovered
his mistake and that l.U fjetter half was
not far -distant at the time.
C. O. Wells, of Omaha, is
Mr. II. Chapin ret u rued frri Crete yes
terday afternoon on the flyer.
Jlrs. J. M. Johns and little girl
this morning for Macksburgs, la.
Sir, Keiscer, who was iu Omrdia
terday, returned home this morning.
Mr. J. I. Unruh, furniture dealer,
turned last night from his trij east.
Mrs. B. Elson and family left this
morning for Colfax, Iowa, for a short
Miss Anna Coleman left last evening
at 7:15 for a two months visit with rela
tives and friends in Illinois. .
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 cash.
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 los3 cacli season, by reason of
the amount of bad debts necessary to be
charged off to profit and loss, and 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 the above reasons, therefore, the
coal dealers have decided to sell for cash
ON AND A FT EH JULT 11, 188.
This means just what it says.
tf II. A. Waterman fc Son.
BANANAS A BLESSING THERE.
fTaldor Makers I'rrtty Nearly Everything
Out of tUn rlri or the Tree.
A yo-.mg Salvadorian, with tho dark eyes
and inky hair of Lis countrvy-talked to a
reports-r the other day nLout tho Central
American banana treo. Tho tree is 2l to
! feet in circumference nt ita base. Its tap
ering fibrous l-ly, without a branch, is from
!0 to l." feet in height. Tho fibers, separated
by a thin pith, are as long as tho body of tho
tree. These liliers are ns.-d in Salvador, ju.-t
as thoy aro taken from tho tree, as shoe
strings and as cords for all purposes. Tho
natives u o them largely for bridle reins and
lariats, 'i he raw material costs only trans-
Iortatio:i to the ropewalks.
Each banuna tree bears in tho twelve
months of its exis!-:ico only one bunch of
fruit, but from two to ten trees spring from
the roots of the one that has fallen. In .Sal
vador the bunch of bananas is worth fifteen
cents, mid the dead tree nothing. A cordage
factory or paper mill or coffee sack maker,
were not tho dead trees numberless, would
give for each tree ten times tho value of the
fruit it ha3 produced. Root, dried and
packed, tho bodiea of tho banana trees might
beshijied profitably to tho United States;
but there is no reason why somo enterprinhig
American would not take them in hand and
ship to Salvador the proper machinery for
their manufacture, as labor is fully two
thirds cheaper there than in New York.
In Salvador ropewalks are found in unfre
quented streets and suburban roads. The
native machinery consists of a crank attached
to an upright board, with which a native
boy twists the filers of the bandana and cac
tus. A man skilled in the rojevalker"s art
splices the fibers together, adding to the
length and thickness of the revolving cord.
The stem of each banana leaf consists of the
toughest and finest threads, and these leaves,
two and a half and three feet wide, and ten
to fifteen feet long, resting on the heads of
native women, are umbrellas in the rainy
season iu i opfless market places and streets
of Salvador. These are the carpets on which
tho people sit and the beds on which they
sleep. "There is a fine opportunity," said
the Salvadorian, 'for somo enterprising
American with a small capital to do a thriv
ing trade and make money by introducing
western ideas and machinery to the people
of Salvador." Xew York Mail and Express.
The J'oacliiu of Agriculture.
It is a well-known fact in real life that
every man who is master of a practical art
connected with tho production of wealth will
find it far movo profitable to practice tho
art than to teach it. A successful merchant
coulil never afford to teach bookkeeping. A
great refiner of petroleum oils could not
accept the paltry salary which even Yalo or
Harvard could afford to pay to a teacher of
tho art of reliuinp: oils. Kven a good base
ball pla3'er will draw a higher salary in
tho practice of his calling than the Lest col
lego president commands for his services.
So one who knows how to farm at a real
profit to himself and to tho world cannot
afford to stop farming in order to teach the
art, and very likely would make a poor
teacher, after the first half hour, if he did.
Ono reason for this is that an art is not
reducible ti principles that can be taught if
each person that succeeds in it succeeds "py
different means, under different conditions
and on precisely opposite methods to tbos-o
on which others succeed. One farmer suc
ceeds by exhausting his soil, another by
replenishing it; one by abundant seed, an
other by thin seed planting; ono by under
drainage, another by saving wages and
avoiding expenditure; one by rotation of
crops, and another by letting land lie fallow,
and another by continuous cropping of the
same land to the same product.
It is as in business: one man will succeed
by giving many and long credits, another by
paying and demanding cash down; one by
being curt and gruir, another by being suave
and polite, and so on. What it is wis for a
business man to do depends on his own imme
diate exigencies, and a teacher can never fol
low the myriad forms of business into these
practical exigencies. Hence, the teaching of
agriculture, like tho teaching of any other
practical art, is beset by two insuperable diffi
culties at tho start, vizi : First, good farmers
will not and cannot teach, and the teaching
of men who are not themselves good farmers
cannot be good teaching, for a bad farmer
cannot teach good farming; second, the arts
and the judgment that comprise good farm
ing vary in somo degree with every farm and
with every farmer, and hence are not re
ducible to teachable principles. Frank Les
lie's. Russia's asy Victory.
In the little war Great Britain' has now on
hand with Thibet two scrimmages have thus
far occurred, and r;oth times tho Buddhist
warriors hare been sent scampering off tha
field of battle with an eye single to getting
out of cannon range. This funny little war
suggests Professor Varubery's explanation of
Russia's easy victory over the Tartars ot
Central Asia. AVhilo the Russian, ho said,
Lad a first rate weapon and the best of pow
der, the Tartar had only an old rusty gun
which rested upon a wooden fork. When he
wanted to shoot he first looked around for a
level spot, where he tuck his fork in the
ground. Then with a flint and some tinder
he set about kindling a Are. After he had lit
his tinder he applied it to hia coarse powder,
th3 gun exploded,' the fork tumbled down,
and the Lord only knew where the bullet
went. The valiant Tartars cf the Dalai
Lama have a somewhat similar equipment,
and any victories Great Britain may win on
the Thibetan border are hardly likely to
enhance her military prestige. New York
Our Mid-Summer Slaughter Sale !
In order to Clean up our OdU and Ends in various Depart incuts wo
Shall oiler Extraordinary inducements for this week.
3 - Special Bargains in Hosiery - 3
At 25 cents a .pair Our Entire Line of Children's
Printed Hose that have never before retailed for le..s ll
cents a pair. Ladies' Hose in Solid Colors and Strij.cs
from 35 to 50 cents a pair.
At 50 cents a pair comprises our Entire Line
Plain and Iiihbed Enrlidi Lisle Thread Hose,
I) j us from 75 to 00 cents a pair. Ladies' Eancv
Silk Plaited Hose. worth from 75 to $1.00 a pair.
At 75 cents a pair takes in our Stock of Children's 1
Striped Lisle Hose, worth $1.50 a pair. Ladies' Euney
and Silk Hose worth $1.50 a pair.
Gauze and Satin Pans, Plain and
.50 to SI. 75, reduced to 1.10.
Handsome Satin and Eeather
from $2.00 to $2.50, reduced to
.Elegant Carved Pone Handle
sold from $3.00 to 3.50, reduced to $2.JJ0.
Plack and Gray Ostrich Eeather Eans, formerly
SL50, reduced to $3.40.
Our $S.00 Ostrich Eeather Ean, Pone Handle, in Cream, Maize and
Black, reduced to 5.00.
Our $10.00 Ostrich Eeather Ean, Shell Handle, in Plack ami Gray,
reduced to $0.50.
Eull Lines of Japanese Eans at Popular Prices.
Bargains In Parasols !
Cream Lace Covered and Pongee Silk Lace Trimmed Parands wort h
from 4.00 to $5.00, now $3.00.
Cream and Plack Lace-Covered Porasols thai H!d from $7.00 to
$8.00, reduced to $5.0.
Plack Headed Lace-Covered Parasols that told at $0.50, reduced to
Eaney Striped Coaching Parasols
duced to $5.00.
Silk Sun Umbrellas at Greatly Pednced Prices.
Alpaca find Pomhazine Parasols at Greatly Peduced Prices,
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ONE DOOE EAST FIR&T NATIONAL BANK.
Ladies, Attention !
Iiecamier Toilet Preparations wh
include Cream, Balm, Moth and Freckle
Lotion, Powder and Toilet Sofip, are sold
only by Gering & Co., and recommended
by the following society ladies : Mes
dames Adelina Patti-Xicolini, James
Brown Potter, Lillie Langfry,
Bernhardt, Helena Modjcska,
Eavenport, Clara Louise Kellog
one hundred others. tf.
Furniture for Sale.
A fine lot of household furniture cai
be purchased at a moderate price, also a
fine residence can be rented which is in
a convenient location for parties wishii
to keep boarders. There r.re several
large rooms in the bouse which would
find ready tenants. For information ap
ply at this office. lOjl.
Furnished House to Rent.
A furnished house is open to tenants
at a moderate raie. The proprietor offers
to board with the family that rents the
house. Any family without small child
ren can have a good chance by inquiring
of W. W. Cole.
Will J. Warrick has the best and larg
est 6tock of wall paper 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 best
assortment of new goods see Warrick's
Silk bandanas; cotton bandanas and
camiaign handkerchiefs of all kinds at
Best in the world. German Vegetable
Liver Pills. For sale by Gering Co.
Use Blackberry Cordial for Diarrhoea
and Dysentery. Guaranteed to give
satisfaction. Sold only by Gering fc Co.
Plenty of feed, flour, graham
meal at Ileisel s mill, tf
I sell shoes cheaper than anybody.
Call nd be convinced, no trouble to
show goods. tf. Petep. Merges.
Whea'your skin is yellow.
V hen your skin id dark and creasy.
When your skin is rough and course
u hen 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. Beggs' 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.
Those elegant Iiecamier Toilet pre
parations at Gering & Co's.
Men's canvass shoes at Merges', only
85 cents, everythiqg cheap. tf.
The cheapest shoes at Merges . tf.
i an 50
Values In Fans1
Hand-Painted, formerly sold
Uand-Paintcd, fniinerly fold
for $5.00 reduced lo
from $0.50 to $.00
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Funny Mi fy. 6
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Watches ! "Watciics I
H. M. GAULT
Has moved and is now in the Mk rwood
room, Cor. oth and Main Sts., v. lu re
he is better nblc to (-how his
Large Stock of Watches,
CLOCKS AND JEWELRY !
Than ever before, and will as an induce
ment sell you Watt In s way down. Call
and get the Special Prices in Gold Watch
es; it will surprise you. A Full Line of
the bej-t styles ot Jewelry and Silverware.
Repairing will be given Special Atten
tion. All work warranted to give satis
faction. Personal attention
to iny care.
to all Business Entrust-
X OTA ICY IX OKI-' If K.
Title? Examined. Af-staretH CumuileJ In
surance Written, Keal EMate Sold.
Better Facilities for making Farm Loan-
Any Other Agency.
Plattsmouth, - it
Send your job work to the IIekai.d
Colic, Diarrhrsa 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 reliable rem
edy. Beggs' Diarrhoea Balsam is a POS
ITIVE RELIEF in all these disagreeable
cases and is pleasant to take. It Mill
cost you only 35 cents. O. P. Smith &
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