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Tne Evening Herald.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY.
A. Kallaharr, DeatUt, Bock wood Baildiar,
Dr. Mcala. Offlr la Urrla'a lira Ktorr, Bl
4eac I'or. Sislh aa1 raait, Telrihoae So. 42.
Dr. Witarr, the PalalrM llratUt, I'.loa
- Block, aer t'rleke'a lira More, I'lal turnout h.
MUa Paul's concert
house tflniglit. The lcet
at the opera
talent in the
city will be heard.
A new time tahle was issued by the
It & M lust week to take effect Sunday, '
but no change has been made in the time
of trains at this point.
Th2 AS"'tn'A out f wagons men
anl Worsen from Main street will occupy
the tiuu of grader for some time and
delay the paving. More help i needed.
At the meeting of tho young men's
republican club last night, committees
were appointed to make arrangements
and secura accommodation for those
wishing to attend the Ashland rally
The Ashland rally, which is being
' talked of loudly in this city at present
will, no doubt, us helped out surpris
ingly by a Plattamouth delegation. As
It is drawing near the fatal day for one
party, there is little time left for many
rallies and, for thateason, we believe all
Tvill show great interest in tiie Ashland
tlor out. The young ladi -a club will
certainly do a credit to the city. TJ;y
are well drilled for the occasion, and we
in tli-it thpv will come out in full
What can otTord a community grcal-
er annoyance than tho latest invention
- which has been widely popular
the yonng hoodlums during the last few
lays? A man who invents 6tich on nn
noyance toy as the whistle they use.
should be arrested and sent ovwr the road
fer drsturbing the peace as much as any
drunken peace disturber. We admire a
man who has inventive genius t-uuugli to
make a livinir from it. but we believe
that a man could put it to a little better
advantage than to supply a city with
uch an uncontrollable nuisance.
Our local contemporary informs ua
that the water company will dig a trench
the whole distance of the water main
And roll the whole line into it at the
sauie time. They also inform us
that they intend to wait aud se
and ws believe that is about ait
they can do. We heve learned since re
ceiving that valuable information from
the Journal, that it is the intention of
the superintendents of the job to separate
the joints at the distance of only a few
lengths and roll pieces of the main in at
a time, and we believe that is about the
only way it can be done.
. Many have noticed the bridge of
single planks suspended over main strstt
about three feet high, opposite the post
office. Yesterday, a lady, rather than
wade through the mud to cross tli3
ttreet, attempted the feat of eroding the
bridge. When about half way across
her attention ivas diverted from her
coarse. She discorared that sho had
made a misstep when it wjs too late,
and is a half smothered shriek for help
fell to the surging billows of muddy ,
colored water below and was lost for
a lime. To secure safety for ladies in
crossing the bridge, a railing should be
attached to each side.
The New York Herald saya in an
article on female beauty : The great ac ,
tress, Miss Jane Coombs, has this divine
ift in a very rare degree. In classical
lerfection of lorm and grace of move
meat, she presents a beautiful complete
ness. It is no approach to exaggeration
to say that she is the most beautiful
woman on the American stage. If a
thing of beauty is a joy forever, a truly
Iteautiful woman in a public profession
is a pnblic benefaction. Miss Coomls
will appear at the Watermann opera
house on Thursday in the "Bleak Ilonse
Tickets are now oa sale at the book store
of J. P. Young.
Mr. .Mathew Gering, candidate for
county attorney on the democratic ticket,
made the following statement in his lit
tle speech of acceptance ppon receiving
the honor of the nomination conferred
upon him: "Gentlemen, give ine a full
democratic vote, that i all I want, and I
will attend to the republican votes my-
self." It made a few republicans who
were in the house at the time and heard
tb hold assertion, smile. The republi
cans will surely take good care of their
own vote?yery time, and if Mr. Gering
intends to grab the republican vote
as a last straw before Ls ; ready to sink,
we will say that he's a goner wr. Our
local contemporary s'paib sheet endeavors
to confirm the idea of a few that he suc
ceeded in spreading U ?U over his oppo
nent in bis speeches over ti.o country
last week, but we failed to hear it that
way. The team of democratic orators is
- .not complete unless our worthy friend
of the Journal is on hand to assist in
their grand effort, but we learn that be
is afraid to venture out again becaass he
baa a horror .of skunks since he drove
oreroeduring one of hi exploits.
BY ONE OP THE FKATERNITY, PTEWART,
"And rowing hard againat the stream
Heefi dl'tant uateH ol Kden gleam.
And cauuot deem it all a Ureani."
The dirtiest people, as a class, are the
healthiest, those who live on the worst
food have the best digestion, and the
meanest int-n in the community, (the
money-leaders), are the most respected,
while those who devote time and means
to improvement which have no money
in them are called fools and cranks.
Crunk is a word first coined by Medi-
ocity to discredit those who surpassed
him and made him ashamed
Reference is here made more especially
to that species of crank which has reach
ed its his highest development in Ameri
ca the inventive crank. (All iuveutors
are more or lens cranky). At universal
expositions the American line-art section
cannot comnarc with those of other
nations, but to the cranks' display tin;
department of inventions tne worm pays
the tribute ot its admiration ana us i
praise yet nine tenuis or tne men who
produced these inventions reapeu no
ward, but plucked from the dying limbs
of expectation the withered leaves of
No, our reputation in otner lanus uoes
. , a I
not rest up-n our statesmen, authors or
artist. Among the one hundred of the
world's greatest of the last fifty years,
verv few are claimed as American, even
by Americans, it is the American in
centor who lias yicen our country repu
fit ion u Iffoad and prosperity at home.
His footprint ate en cyery shore and his
improvements benefit every nation.
It is natural that the inventor should
be underestimated, for he is generally
quite ordinary in cv,ry:::iDg uui uis in-
ventiveness, and that is something not
ofteu reveaeu. Jy Ins words or actions.
Dig talkers and fluent wrterz who have
ho iis'4ii'; ,...v,
weeks of study could not make an im -
provement in a lady s garter- fanuot oe-
lieve in the originality of men seriningly
inferior to themselves.
The cr&ak is usually one generation
ahead of time wiU his ideas, but th
generation that cornea after l.jio generally
tries to do the proper tiling by his mem
ory, and gives him ten dollars worth of
stGue monument instead of ten cents'
worth of reeogyifjoii which he didn't get
but would rather have had..
Many inventors float on the cloudy of
enthusiasm pursuing rainbows which
they cannot reach, and it is also true
that they often exagej-ate the value of
their productions, but this is a u-jse pro
vision of nature. If the inventor did
not over estimate the importance of his
invention he would rarely have the pa
tience to perfect and introduce it, for
long through storm and wintry weather
must Truth stand timid knocking at
the door of Incredulity.
The world gains pnormously by the
inventor's oyer enthusiasm,, for when
the invention is bad it is rare that any
one loses except the inventor, but when
it is good it benefits millions.
But inventors are not the only men in
this country who are over-enthusiastic.
When the inventor happens in court and
Hears a lawyer declaring that h can see
i band of white-robed angels placing a
crown of innocence upon a New York
ildermaq, or when he glances at mer
chants' advertiscmeos or listens to their
clerks he feels himself overshadowed.
The embryo Merchant-Prince when fifteen
years of age, having accumulated five
dollars, embarks in business, investing
twenty-Cve cents in a peck of peanuts
tnd four and tirc.-uarters dollars in a
gn which reads, "Great American
Peanut Company. Depot for the United !
States and Canada. Dealers Supplied."
fake exagcratiop from our modern en
terprise and thousands cf pur beloved
c juutrymen would have little left to do
Within half a century cranks have
:nide more improvements and greater
changes than all the "well balanced"
men could make in a thousand years,
and haye given the poor man comforts
and luxuries which kings could not have
had fifty years ago. Hundreds of inven
tions which, e few years ago were, by all
well balanced meo deemed impossible,
are today in such coititHOa ue not
one user in a thousand considers he owes
anytLhiag to the sweat of the crank.
Cranks showed bow to cross the
oceans, tunnel the mountain bridge
the rivers. It required a thousand
cranks to perfect hundreds of inven
tions before it became positf6 o send
a message four lhousaJ2Ju)Ues ' a bjgh
speed for (a postal card).
" Well-balftnced" implies that the facul
ties are alxmt equally developed. Such
a deyelopmentgives too much common
sense and tcjcseryatism, and not half
enough ingenuity, hope &w? perseverance
to force improvements on am untvtiiig
world. A man with the inventiveness of
Edison wocjd, jn order to be balanced,
need to be able to eual or (rrpass Bis
nxarck as a statesman, Napoleon s.s . a
general. Shakespeare as an author and
Raphael as an art;g. This would be ex
pecting almosjt too much in one Jsu.
I mw as evwrwiPS ft P&ner
An Essay on
Packet which plowed the raging canal at
a velocity of three mi lea per hour, which
was not from Nineveh, Pompeii or the
pyramids, but from a packet company's
advertisement in the Phili. Ledger of
March 29, 1836. The captain, pilot and
chambermaid h ad cracked many jokes
over "Fulton's Folly," a boat proposed
to run at the d angerous speed of six
miles per hour, and entirely unaided by
jackass power. The canal boat is strand
ed on the shoals of other days. The
crew and tho mule retired to the bank of
the canal to go down with the country.
They slumber in the valley, but they all.
axccpt (he mulf left dcendabts, aud it
will take several generations more to
breed the cnal boat instinct out of them.
They retard many inventions ana some
they smother "entirely.
Said the gentle Fulton to Judge Story,
'As I had occasion to pass daily to and
from the building-yard, while my boat
was in progress, I often loitered, uu-
known near ti,e group of strangers
c.lthtre(i iu little circles, and heard vari-
nquirieg n8 to the object of this new
vehicle- The language was uniformly
that of scorn, sneer, or ridicule. Tha
. d , h ro6(J at expense: with the
dry -je&t tbo wise calculation of losses
anj expenditure, the dull but endless
rC)ctUion of tie Fulton Folly.' Never
(l;1 &aze encouraging remark, a bright
hope, or a warm wish, cross my path.
Watt and Stevenson were reviled as
cranks. One enyolved the steam-cngina;
the other put it on wheels and produced
the steed of the iron way, to feed on fire
and never tire. Not one well-balanced
man in Europe would endorse it. for not
ouc was tall enough to touch it; but its
snort startled nmiacb of fogies and
awakened thousands of clams.' It spread
c-Iviijzatjon ami unified the nations. It
cll!lurea tlie woria more than the great-
t 6 d warr;or3 an,l statesmen that
f stmiled steed or strided stage.
i lauy a Watt lias lived and made no
1 ciange8; )anj a Stevenson tias died and
made no s;,,a too sensitive to undergo
the "Pains of the reformer" and bear the
cross of the crank.
But the time will come when nations
will vie with one another in aiding and
stimulating cranks to work out all thei
ideas. J god the annual output of our
colleges gives us more fhap tioiigh law
vers, doctors, dealers and dude." What
the country really needs is more pranks.
To be successful in war or progressive in
p-ace there is nothing eo important as a
full assotiij;et ot well developed cranks
There are very few tracks in such
countries as Spain and Mexico.
If one-fouth the inventions given us
by cranks within two generations were
suddenly taken fro us, we should ex
perience incalculable inconvenience am
suffering. Thanks to inventions which
double productions apd ?' -!;en
transportation, we could, if v-e h.:d
sense enough to be frugal and tei. j.-r;;
and keep down pride and extravagance.
enjoy more, see more uud learn nv
one year than our grandmothers did iu
three, which mighi be equivalent to
living three hundred yetirs. '
Againxt two classes of our fellow
citizens chronic fekeptice mi. foggy
fogies the crank wages constant war
fare, giving and taking hard knocks.
Bui- for the foggy and the skeptic, the
progress of two LiCred years could be
made in twenty, and man ti.e jaded
slave of toil, might be master of nature.
I would rather be a tumble bug by th
road side than if) fce ioSS7 fSgJ
perched on the tombstone of a defunct
idea,' sucking the dry bones of superan
uated notions and mouthlngs at the
march of invention : I'd rather be a
defunct monkey on tha dead limb of a
withered tTee tnau to uc a chronic skep
tic a scarecrow iu the path of pro
gress, pointing at improvement with the
dirty finger of doubt: I'd rather be a
polliwog an 1 wiggle in a wave of mud
than to bs the toiling inventor's Bhatne
lcss traducer a spider on the wall of
Truth weaving webs over its whitness.
Bashfully submitted to all whom it
Mi', Fred fajtham, ticket agent at the
B. Ss M., met with rathef a seyere appident
last night. lie Iirs a new cupon case in
the office which is coverad by a slat
covering made to pull down from the
jtor. The case is about seven or eight
feet higti, There is a top ornament
which weighs seyera pouncta, and
which was not very securely fastened,
Mr. Latham tried to pull the
coyer dom cyer the case, but as it is
new, he could not work ii eZv ajone
and requested a yard man who was stand
ing near pq $s$lsp him. While they were
working wilh the slide, ffye jtjry j?rpa
ment dropped from jthe top, sjkjng ifr.
Latham on the head and kfiockjns; the
yard man down. It cut an ugly gash on
Mr. L's head, stunning him for a time,
Jtit he ia able to be around today and at
tend to busjoes jjh his head bound up.
, .. , . . ' 2-" ."
Remember the grand concert which
will be held at the opera house tonight,
hikpfs are selling rapidly, and a full
house s expected,
Mrs. Johnson has just received one
fi 4ub uuefei. uiapiays ui inmmea nais
S'TO? Jbro)jjt to tt dtf.'
Mr. Maynard Spink was in town
Sickness threatens to break up our
schools at present.
Dr. A. V. Robinson made professional
calls in the city Tuesday and Thursday.
Elder Mayfield was booked to preach
at El ui wood last Sunday and Sunday
Dr. O. W. Meredith of Ashland, passed
through towu Thursday ou his way to
Rev. Miller of the M. E. church is try
ing to get up a Chautauqua circle here.
We hope he may succeed.
Mr. and Mrs. Sutton were nt Pl.itts-
mouth Saturday. Mr. Sutton conducted
an examination for Supt Spink.
R. P. Loucks arrived home from Kan
sas the latter part of last week. He
brought with him a span of nice horses.
II came overland.
Two men from over the river were
badly hurt last week while at work in
the quarry. They were brought to Louis
ville for treatment
Mr. M. D. Polk passed through the
city Thursday enroute for Weeping
Water and other points in tho country.
We hope to see Mr. Polk elected by a
good old fashioned Cass county majority.
For the convenience the information
will afford men whose business it is to
atU-nd the trains as they arrive and de
part, we take upon ourselves the privi
lege of giving a reason for the location of
a small house on the sandbar opposite
the depot. Every day inquiries are made
concerning it. It looks to be stationed
on the sandbar, but we learned that it is
build on a small boat which is to be used
as a gun boat. The owner of the boat
and the builder of the small cabin is
named Porter. He ia at present working
on the sewer, while his son, a boy about
15 years of age, is making preparations
for their departure by water, for St. Joe,
within a few days.
Mr. Porter Foster, who has been
employed in the yards here for some
time, took his departure for Glenwood
this morning, where he fl ill visit for
few days before going to Denver in quest
of a situation at his trade, carpentering.
The regular meeting of the Chautauqua
circle, which was to have been tonight,
will be post-poned till Wednesday
evening. Gko. R. Chatbuiin, Pres
Joe. the one price clothUr, believes on
the gopd 14 niofto, "quipk sales and
small pronta," Je s ajwBys uusy sen
ing goods. tf
Young Ladies Republican Club.
There will be a meeting of the Young
Ladies Republican Club, at Rockwood
hall at 7:30 o'clock sharp, Wednesday
evening. All must be on time and we
desire a full attendance to drill. By
order of the president.
No finer, larger, cheaper ljne of neck
wear in the state pf Nebraska tuap
you can tjp(f at Jpe-s, the one pne
You query why from home I go,
Why 'bout the town I rove ?
The reason why is plain, you know,
We've got no Garland Stoats.
lm Buy one of Johnson Bros.
Joe, the pne pi i.ee plolhier, is selling
tne genuine Ufticugo nat witfj tlie (jpicago
Brand in It at f 2,?5. Every bat warr
Nice house and half
blocks from high school,
a decided bargain.
' 19 IG
block, only 3
Only $ 1100
W. S. Wise.
-P stands for Pierce" the
Providing safe remedies, of which he
is poncpef or.
Pleasant to taste, and easy to tak:
Purgative pellets now f'bear off the
DonDelly, the popular Gents Furnisher
and Hatter, has the most complete line
of Underwear, Hosiery and Gloves for
fall and Winter weir, in the city. Bear
this in mind. '
for sale. A good span of matched
ponies for sale, thev are a number one
buggy team. Enfuijre at this office, tf
The finest bedroom sets can be found
at II. Boeck's.
Sherwiu & Williams' mixed paints, the
besf jn Jhe market, nt Fricke & Co's. drug
Plenty of feed, flour, graham
meal at Heisel's mill, tf
A choice lot of Polen China pigs 6 mo?.
old; for sale only till Nov. 1 at my farm
x 'mites nre;t of Plattsmouth.
29-2 -' ' ' Wii Mjsp-teh.
Pf. C- A. MarH.
Artificial teeth made on Gold. Silver.
Rubber or Celluloid Plates, and inserted
u aoon as tfttb are extracted when de
All' work warranted. Prices reasonable.
Preppryatiou of the Natural Teeth a
ptcialty. !Au3ihctjcs giyea f or EAnr-
FILL1NO OR EXtB ACTIOS OF TSKIH.
Call early and make your
you all know how dillicult it ii later
This cut represents one of our
ornlna in tlmt liiio roii) nifiwl i r witb niyi 4- Jit.
$4.50, with a f0c. rise for a size
Brown Checked All-Wool Cloaking, Plaited
skirt, with Surah Lined Hood. We have lull
lines from $2.00 irpwards, sizes
2 to 18.
' ONE DOOR EAST FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
IX OCB EXTIRK STOCK OF
BOOTS ABB SHOES !
Cash will buy the greatest bargain ever offered west of Chicago
Ken's Fleeced Fine Arctics - - 90 els.
Larjies' Light Rubbers only - - 25 cis.
Everything Selling nt a jRcdjictiom Dpn't forget the Place.
W. A. BOECS d CO.
mx47U y B
PORK PACKERS and dealers in BUTTER AND EGGS.
It ELF, 1'uith, MSJ'i'lOA aMs VEAL.
THE BEST TIIE MARKET AFFORDS ALWAYS OK HAND.
Sugar Cured fUais. Hsms, Bacon, iari, e
oi our own make. The liest luands of OYSTERS, in caps nntl bu'k at
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. '
KEPT CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
FICT'D'IIE TO ORDER
6LXTH STREET, BET. 1TAIN AND VINE. PLATTSMOUTH, NEB
Ba . 4 i
Herald? 1 Be. per week.
Our Stock of Cloak is now com
plete jwm1 we me showing the Lnigcfct
Line ever opened out in this city, ha
lie.s desiring n New Wrap this K-ason
should nut nii-s looking over our line,
for we are showing the Very Late.-t
Novelties at very Low Price.
Ladies' ii Misses' JacMs !
This cut represents our popular
5.00 Ladies' Jacket, made of All-H ool
Striped Cloaking, and at the price a
We have Full Lines at 3 to $15,
;ach made up of the very host material?,
in solid eolors and 6tripes.
Misses' Jackets from St to $7.50.
Sizes range from 12 to 18.
on to get
made ot a
rai ding fr n
Plush - Cloaks.
We have never carried so large a line
of Plush Cloaks as this season, and at
prices so low.
Plush Sacqnes from $25.00 to $45.
Plush Newmarkets at 05.00.
Plush Jackets from $15.00 to $20.00.
Plush Alodjeska's from $18.50 to $35.00.
Plush Mauteaus from 318.00 to $40.00.
Call Early anl make
J. W. JVlABTniS.
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