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About The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19?? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 21, 1888)
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1883 glasses at the Rid-
. . -Drted that the pretzel stock
Wa for all defects of the vision
VMr. Charles vYeckbacb, of Lincoln,
ia the ky, visiting his parents.
About five thousand people were on
le fa! grounda yesterday afternoon.
, Glasses for weak or overstrained
-ight at the lliddle house.
Mr. Joseph Gil more and family, of
, "Weeping Water, are in the oty to-day.
1 Glasse's for paralyzed sight, but not
for the pocketbook, at the Riddle house.
Jlra. L. E, Skinner has leen confined
to her room for several days by sickness.
Glasses ior sun blindness at the Rid
Free whisky was well advertised last
night by the transparencies and their
W. J. Connell, of Omaha, was nom-ioicr'-tr7e"conartsfeional
cld at Lincoln yesterday.
Mr. W. E. Dayidson, who has been
visiting at Chicago for several weeks,
returned home this morning.
Judge Chapmin and Messrs. Byron
Clark, M. D. Polk and Allen Beeson re
turned from Lincoln this morning.
Some of the Iowa young ladies came
over to attend what they called the hur
rah. Hurrah for the young ladies.
Mr. W. P. Critchfield and family, of
"Weeping Water, are visiting at the home
of hid brother, Mr. Bird Critchfield, of
. This being the last day of the fair,
it is expected that it will be well attend
ed. Full account of todays races to
morrow. The Frances Cleveland club of this
city and the young ladies1 club of Glen
wood were the main attractions ia the
procession last night.
Judge Russell issued marriage li
censes to-day to Mr. T. J. Edwards to
Miss Susan M. Brisley and Mr. "W. D.
"Williams to Miss May Gillett.
me democratic nats wincli werj
worn last night are made so that they
can be adjusted to the different sizes a
democratic head is subject to.
C. II. Peterson and Geo. Edgerton
have dissolved partnership in theKatie
Pease, by mutual consent. Mi. Edgrton
will continue to work for Mr. Peterson.
Charles Ellis and James Stewart
were arraigned before Judge Russell this
morning for being drunk and disorderly
on the streets last nigut. Ihev were
fined $10 and costs, each.
Glasses for color blindness at the
We were unable to ascertain the
number of democratic visitors in the city
last night, but comparing them with the
number of kegs disposed of, the majority
would certainly be small.
Glasses for nearsightedness at the
Willie Gorder, son of Mr. Fred Gor-
der. who is seriously afflicted with pneu
monia and complications, is expected to
die at any hour, as he is said to be be
yond all hope and fast sinking.
Astigmatism glasses at the Riddle
We would advise the
hold their next rally in
state. If the prohibition
Illinois learn of the style in which tin
western democratic rallies are conducted,
Harrison will make a clear sweep.
The saloon-keepers of the city all
smile and look happy to-day. The only
reason we can ascribe for this is that
their expectations were gratified finan
cially last night. Over 123 kegs of beer
were disposed of, besides what was taken
on the side.
One of the transparencies carried in
the procession last night illustrated Ben.
Harrison trying to put his grandfather's
pants on and immediately above the pic
ture was printed " Bennie can't wear hi."
grandfather's pants." That has nothing
to do with him wearing his own, and
Grover can't go to the White House
again because he wore his out. .,,
The Andrews Dramatic Company,
which was billed here for" five nights,
took their departure from the city this
morning. They were under the impres
.. sion that the Cass county fair did not as
sist them much in their efforts to enter
tain Plattsmouth people, and - thinking
v he prospects little better for the coming
'-hts, decided to move on to a more
Able locality. , . ,
...cr'acy at Its Highest-Streets
j Crowded with visitors
Largest Crowd oyer In Plattsmouth.
The democrats of Plattsmouth held
their long anticipated and much talked
of rally and blow-out here last night.
The event eclipsed any previous turnout,
of the kind ever held in the city, and
visitors and clubs from towns of several
miles distant put in an appearance and
formed themselves into one large body
to console each other over lost hopes At
about 7 o'clock, when all the trains had
arrived, a procession was formed
on Main street and marched
through several streets until about !)
o'clock. Torch lights and various kinds
of transparencies were carried, and had
it not been for the disorder in which
their bearers marched, the sight might
have been a pleasing one, but as it was,
looking along the line as they marched,
the lights could be seen moving in every
direction, and as one man remarked.
"You would take it for a democratic
crowd as far as you could see it." Wc
give them credit for their jenceaMenes9,
as not one fight occurred during the
whole evening, to oui knowledge.
The two bands which joined in the
procession were the B. & M. band of this
city and a band from Wahoo.
The ladies' democratic clubs of this
city and Glenwood also formed iu line
with the procession and were the main
attractions in their neatly arranged uni
forms. The Frances Clevelaud club of
this city entertained their lady friends
from Glenwood, the Young Men's Demo
cratic club of this city and the musicians,
at the G. A. R. hall. They certainly de
serve great credit for their exhibition of
cleverness in accommodhting as large a
crowd to such perfection. The tables
which were neatly decorated were amply
provided with suitable refreshments for
all, and their assistance in this
event, contributed largely to its success.
After the procession had broken up,
the crowd divided, some going to Rock
wood hall, some to Fitzgerald, and others
to the G. A. R. hall.
lion. John A. McShane, who was ad
vertised as one of the principal speak
ers, did not put in an appearance, but
the following prominent gentlemen were
present and helped out: W. T. Canada,
of Nebraska City; N. S. Harwood, Lin
coln; W. J. Bryan, Lincoln; A. S.
Ritchie, Omaha; II. Emerson, Lincoln,
and W. M. Fried. Lincoln.
Oversightedncss glasses at the Rid
Wahoo vs. Plattsmouth.
The base ball game yesterday afternoon
turned out much more unfavorable for
the Plattsmouth team than any one an
ticipated. The game was played on the
fair grounds and was witnessed by about
,000 people. The boys experienced
greater difficulty iu batting their pitcher
than any they have come iu contact with
this year. The game was a very interest
ing one. Th3 visitors outplayed the boys
at eveiy point, and especially at the bat,
winning the game by a score of 8 to 3.
The Wahoo club was composed of several
players from Freemont. Each club
played for $30, ajd it is supposed the
home team would have worked harder if
there had been any greater object in
view. Little betting was done, and until
near the end of the game little money
changed hands. This was about the last
game of the season. The following is
the score by innings:
12 3 45G789 total
Wahoo 009410201 8
Base hits: Wahoo, 9; Plattsmouth, 6.
Errors: Plattsmouth, (5; Wahoo, 3.
.Struck out: By Pord, 12; by Patter
son, 7. Umpire Beverage.
Irregular eyesight glasses at the Rid
The tail end of the procession last
night was composed of "kids," employed
by the democrats to carry torches and
make tilings look more extensive. In
giving them their instructions they over
looked what proved as an embarassment.
When tne vast throng moved along the
street, the whole crowd of boys gave
vent to their feelings and out with "Hur
rah for Harrison and Morton," until no
other sounds could be heard. The jumbo
commanders exhibited much embarrass
ment to think they could not control the
Oscillation of the eyeball glasses at
the Riddle bouse.
The men who are furnishing rigs for
the accommodation of the public during
the fair to convey passengers to and
from the fair grounds have not yet been
heard to complnin of cut prices. The
only impossibility in having a Niagara
Falls right here would be the scarcity of
water. As energetic and high-priced
hackmen as evtr drew lines over a borse
can be found in our midst. There is
nothing small about any of them, and
fifty cents goes.
The W. R. C. will hold a meeting
at the G. A. R. hall tomorrow evening
at 7:30.' The G. A. R. post and Sons of
"Veterans are earnestly requested to be
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A VOCATION WHICH REQUIRES A
CLEAR HEAD AND SURE NERVES.
The Dagger Which Beset Climber Dur
ing Thunder Storm Wonderful Skill
la Locating; Breaks The Uneman on a
Tramp Hnvarm of the Wires.
The work and experiences of a telegraph
climber tiare much in them to interest not
only the small boy but older persons as well
There is enough of danger and adventure in
their work to make their occupation an in
teresting onei Particularly is this true where
a telegraph line is being put up or repaired in
x wild and almost uninhabited region. Tele
irraph lines have boon run through sections so
infected with hostile Indians that a detach
ment of soldiers had to be sent along to pro
tect the workmen. Repairing wires brokea
by falling trees or branches has not infre
quently to be done now in the west in dis
tricts where life is more or less iu danger.
The climbers and linemen out west often go
as completely armed as do hunters and scouts.
But the chief dangers which beset climbers
ore not occasioned by Indians or wild beasts.
There is great danger of falling unless the
man is experienced. As is well known, those
who have to climb telegraph poles strap
"climbers" onto their foot to enable them to
obtain foothold as they ascend or descend.
These may be loo6ely described by saying
that they are a sort of open work iron boot
strapped to the foot and leg and provided
just beneath the instep with a sharp spike,
which with each step taken by the wearer is
starajicd or rather jabbed by the leg into the
pole. These spikes are artificial substitutes
for claws. The experienced climber will jab
the polo with each step so as to get a secure
footing every time, and do it as readily as
he would take a step ou a pavement. The
Inexperienced one will often find bis footing
insecure, and as be raises one foot the other
sustaining his weight will slip and ho will
fall unless be is quick and fortunate enough
to get a new foothold, which is a difficult
Another danger which climbers have to
undergo at certain times is from electricity.
Often during a storm and for some time
afterward the wires are heavily charged
with electricity or lightning, and a wet tele
graph iole is a sufficiently good conductor,
frequently, to convey it from the wires to
the body of any one who may happen to be
clambering up the pole. A fchock thus re
ceived is very likely to knock the climber to
the ground. Repairers, on this account,
usually suspend work during a thunderstorm
and for a short time afterward. It is impos
sible, however, always to tell when the dan
ger is over.
In the country each stretch of about 150
miles of telegraph line is iu charge of one
man so far as repairs aro concerned. lie
must bo a climber and thoroughly under
stand his business. Light repairing he does
alone, and occasional help, such as is neces
sary in putting up poles that have been
blown down, he getB from the railroad sec
tion hands. He is generally paid jointly by
the railroad and telegraph company. When
ever any considerable damage is done to the
lines by a severe storm or otherwise a full
crew of men is sent out from Chicago or the
nearest large city to repair thorn. A force of
twenty-two linemen, groundmen and repair
ers is kept at the Western Union office in
Chicago. Ten or twelve of them are kept
busy in shifting poles and lines, and the
others attend to the repairing necessary to
be done in the city and within a radius of
fifteen miles or a little more.
The skill displayed in locating breaks is
wonderful. In or near the city, whether the
wires aro underground or overhead, breaks
can quite easily be located by means of test
stations. As these are generally only two or
three blocks apart, when it is ascertained
that the break is between two given stations
but little- time is required in finding it. Out
in the country there is more difficulty. By
means of tests it can be found out that the
break or crossing of wires is between two
certain stations, but these stations ore often
ten, twenty or thirty miles apart. It has,
for example, been ascertained in the main
office that a wire fails to work and that the
trouble lies somewhere between Kenosha and
Racine, a distance of about twenty miles.
The lineman takes the train for Kenosha.
He does not get off there, but remains on the
train and looks intently at the telegraph
wires to discover where the break is. If the
wire is broken and hangs down he can usu
ally discover it from the train. Should the
trouble arise from two wires being crossed
merely the discovery of the location is much
more difficult and cannot be made from the
moving train with any certainty. If the
lineman goes clear to Racine without locat
ing the trouble he starts back afoot, walking
as nearly as possible under the wires and
looking up at them. Sooner or later he is
pretty sure to locate the difficulty, though it
may be only after a tiresome tramp of tea
or fifteen miles and a "crick in the neck."
The experienced lineman, when out on such
a tramp, does not have to look at all the wires
overhead. He knows the particular wire that
has failed to work, and he knows its location
on the crosstrees at the top of the poles, so he
has only to watch that particular wire. The
experienced lineman can stand by a pole
which sustains fifty wire3 and can name every
one of them and tell their terminal points.
The railroad wires always take their name
from the road, as "Michigan Southern 4,"
'Grand Trunk J," etc. The commercial wires
ere some of them named after the roads and
come of them after their terminal points.
When named from the roads they differ in
designation from the railroad wires only by
number, "ilichigan Southern 4" may be a
railroad wire, while "Michigan Southern 5"
may be a commercial wire. "St. Louis 3,"
"Cincinnati 11," "Milwaukee 8" are examples
of wires named from their terminal points.
All "St. Louis" wires go to St. Louis, but
they do not all go along the same railroad.
They go by all roads, and some go by the
highway along the canal Chicago Herald.
The IJterary Work of Today.
I eaw Edward Eggleston, the other day,
and ventured to ask him this question:
"What do you think of New York and its
yearly crop of literary ventures f
"New periodicals, particularly literary
ones, are an evidence of 'good times.' I am
of opinion that more money has been sunk
in literary papers in New York alone than
has ever been made in that way in the entire
country. There are always plenty of rich
men who are fond of putting their ducats in
a venture of that kind. They are weak on
the subject of being considered 'literary.' "
In referring to his days of literary back
work he said he considered it good discipline
la some respects, but that too long a siege of
it was death to spontaneity. Like the ma
jority of workers, Dr. Eggleston has a fond
ness for doing other work than that which
has brought him the most tame and money.
His preference is fo:- historical writing. His
sketches of early colonial history have con
sumed more than double the time in which
he wrote bis novels. ) Yet if he had not ac
quired fame through his fiction he would be
comparatively unknown. 2T ew York Latter.
f " AC
Ilaving this day sold my stock
of Hardware, Stoves, Tinware, etc.,
to Messrs. Brekenfeld & "Weid
man, I would respectfully and ear
nestly ask that all those in my deht
come torward promptly and settle
their accounts; as it will be neces
sary for me to close up my business
as speedily as possible before en
gaging in other pursuits. I ako
take this occasion to thank the
public, both in the city and county,
for the very liberal patronage giv
en me during the time I have been
engaged in business here, and hope
the same will be extended to my
successors. JNO. R. COX.
There is not one thing that puts a man
or woman at such disadvantage before
the w orld as a vitiated state 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
yisjorator, one bottle of Bergs' Blood
Purifier and Blood Maker will put new
life in a worn out system, and if it does
not it will cost you nothing. O. P. Smith
& Co., Druggists.
A fire started in the show window of
Mr, B. Elson's clothing store. The deco
rations of the window ignited from a
candle which dropped from its place and
damage to the amount of about $25 was
done before the fire could be extin
guished. Glasses for snow blindness at the
All business houses closed yesterday
afternoon and the proprietors and clerks
attended the fair.
Glasses for staggering blindness at
the Riddle house.
Dont go to Omaha when you want
to get your beautiful parlor and bed
room sets but go to Henry Boeck's fur
niture emporium where you can get every
thine: in the furniture line that will go to
make your home beautiful and comfort
able; and above all you can get it cheap.
Remember '.hat he who sells most can
Drive through South Park in return
ing from the fair grounds. 18s-8
When your skin is yellow.
When your skin is dark and greasy.
Wheu your skin is rough and coarse.
When your skin is inflamed and red.
When your skin is full of blotches.
When your skin is full of pimples you
nerd 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 yoo get a bot
tle of this wonderful medicine. For sale
by O. P. Smith & Co.
Durable vision glasses at the Riddls
Colic, Diarrhoea and summer complaints
are dangerous at this season of the year
and the only way to guard against these
diseases is to have a bottle of some reli
able remedy. Beggs' Diarrhoea Balsam is
a POSITIVE RELIEF in all these disa
greeable cases and is pleasant to take.
It will cost you only 85 cents. O. P.
Smith & Co., Druggists.
The finest bedroom sets can be found
at II. Boeck's.
Wood for Sale.
Leave orders with J. D. Tutt, at Ben
nett & Tutt's store. tf.
Return on Lincoln avenue from the
fiar grounds, and drive through South
II. Boeck's furniture stock is acknowl
edged to be the finest and most complete
in the city.
Sherwiu & Williams' mixed paints, the
best in the market, at Fricke & Co's. drug
Child's high sandals, only 25 cents a
pair, at Merges'.
Everything necessary for furnishing a
house can be purchased at H. Boeck's.
Plenty of feed, flour, graham and
meal at Heisel's mill, tf
Return on Lincoln avenue from the fair
grounds, and drive through South Park.
Drive through South Park in return
ing from the fair grounds. 18s-8
School books cheap at the Post Office
Book Store. 15Stf. "W. H. Baker.
Light snmmer shoes for your little
girls, 25 cents only, at Merges'.
Glasses for night blindness at the
Mr. Jas. Donnelly sells the Atwood
Suspender, the only suspender in the
world that can be adjusted to the form
of all. Non-elastic shoulder straps and
elastic back straps. tf.
Glasses for old and decaying Bight
at the Riddle Louse.
B.&. Nt. Time Table.
No. 1. 5 :10 a. m.
No, 3. 6 :40p. ni.
No. 5 6 :47 a. in.
No. 7.-7 :30 p. m.
No.K.-6 :17 D. ni.
No, 2. I :33 p. ni.
Wo. 4. 10 :30 a. ni.
No. 6.-7 :13 p. ni.
No. 10. 9 :45 a. m.
No. 116 ;27 a. m.
AU trains run daily by way of Omaha, exeept
Nos. 7 and 8 which run to and from Schuster
daily except Sunday.
No. 30 Is a stub to Faelfle Junction at s.soa.m
No, 18 la stab from Faclsc Junction at lig.sa.
Do not fail to call and examine the "Cuh" Prices we will t.
for the Next Thirty Days.
You Can Save 25 Per Gen;
While we are having this Great "Cash" Uedmtion Sale.
W. A. BO EC K & CO.
NEW GOODS! NEW GOODS!
We are now Showing a new and Attractive Line of
FALL AND WINTER GOODS
Onr Line of Fall Dress Goods is the Largest and 3Iost Complete
Stock in the City, and we are showing all the new
Dress Flannels, Broadcloths, Henriettes.
Beiges, Serges, at Prices not to be duplicated.
38 inch All Wool Suitings, Solid Colors and Mixtures, only 45c. yd.
40 inch All-Wool Broadcloths, Solid Colors and Mixtures, only
00 cents per yard.
52 inch All-Wool Broadcloths, Solid Colors and Alixtures, only
85 cents per yard.
54 inch French Broadcloths, Twilled Back, at $1.60 a yard.
These goods sold last season at $2.00.
40 inch All-Wool Serges in all the popular shades, only 05c. yrd.
40 inch French lienriette Cloth, iu all the popular shades, only
75 cents per yard.
Dm Tiling id Bin !
The Largest and Finest Line we have ever shown comprising
everything in the Latest In ovclties in
Gimps. Passementeries, Braids, Etc.,
Also Full Lines of Foragers, Ornaments and Loops. Our
STOCK OF BUTTONS
Comprise everything in Plain and Fancy Crochets, PJain and
Bullet Silk Tailor Buttons, Jets, Fancy ?,Ietals and Pearls. Feather
Trimmings, all shades, only 40 cents yard, worth 50.
Plushes in all Colorings, such as Tahac, Mahogany, Moss, Olive,
Gold, Saphire, Navy, Blown, Cardinal, Wine, Black, only 1.00 a
yard; same goods sold last season at ft 1.25.
Surah Silks in all shades only JiO cents a yard, worth $ 1.( 0
Black Silks at 1.00, 1 25, '$1.50, $1.75, $1.85 and $2.00 a yard,
all good values.
ONE DOOR EAST FIF.S
For Th. Test 30 S
"We will have a Special Sale of all Articles in Stock, so as to make ro.
for our Fall Purcbas.
OUR ST 0GK IS C'OMPLF
In every Department, and all goods kept in a First-Class Tin She
Hardware Stare will be found in our Stock. Call and see r
before bujing elsewhere.
Weidmann & BREKEN
(Successors to J. R. COX.).;
PLATTSMOUTH - - - X
ONLY 15 CENTS PER WEEK! Dc
OFMCE COOEB TINE AND 5th.
- T FATT01TAL BAEE.
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