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About The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19?? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 12, 1888)
PIjATTS3IOUTII, NEBRASKA; WEDNESDAY EVEN1NC!, DECEMItEU 12, 1SSS.
AN EXPLOSION OF MEAL DUT.
Force Sufficient to Shake
Earth for Nearly a Mile.
Ciiicaoo. IJec. ll. iliree men are
kuown to have been killed, one fatally
injured and a number of persons badly
bruised and hliaken up early this morning
by an explosion of meal dust which com
pletely wrecked the a three story brick
I'mlum" on ISortli llaisicd street, occu
pied by David Oliver as an oatmeal mill
(Several adjoining building were also
Unaltered. The explosion occurred shortly
after 2 o'clock and was terrific, shaking
buildings a mile away. Buildings in the
imm;diati vicinity were bombarded with
Hying bricks and stones, and nearly every
pane of glasa within a radius of six
blocks was smashed. Almost before the
rumble of the explosion had died away
flames sprang from the wrecked mill and
the whole pbice was ablaze in a few min
utes. The fire spread with incrcdil le
rapidity, and when the first fire compan
ies reached the scene they found a block
of roaring flames to contend with. En
gines were statioued at every available
point around the blazing patch, and
buildings tint did not take fire at the on
set were saved after a hard fight. Sparks
that were carried by the wind ignited
buildings two blocks away, and for half
nn hour the firemen had all they could
do to prevent half a dozen serious con
flagrations. In two hours the flames were
Persons who were asleep in buildings
adjacent to the wrecked mill were thrown
clear out of their beds by the force of
the explosion. The loss will aggregate
The proprietor and manager of the
mill were on the ground early this morn
ing, but have been unable to learn posi
tively the cause of the explosion. Each
thinks that oat meal dust may have
caused it, but the terrific force is unpre
cedented if this theory be accepted. No
other reasonable explanation is offered,
however, and an explosion of dust is ac
cepted until a better reason can bj found .
The b'ilers have been uncovered and
are intact, which disposes of the theory
that they had exploded. The police say
there is no evidence of the use of dyn
amite. John Holmes was found lying
in an alley across the street, and will die.
No trace could be found of the ether
three men Charles Miller, Charh s Coop
er and John Smith and it is believed
their bodifs are buried in the debris,
Hoard met pursuant to adjournment.
Present: A. li. Todd, A. li. Dickson,
Louis Foltz, commissioners; Bird Critch
fleld, county clerk. Miuutes of Novem
ber meeting were read and approved.
The following claims were allowed on
the general fund:
Allowed on road fund: J K McCltirg
settlement as overseer, dist No GO, t ."!. T.I.
Hills allowed on bridge fund:
Coleman & McPherson, lumber.. 10 00
Tidball & Fuller, lumber 00 '.',r,
S L Andrews, labor JO
Waterman & Co, lumber li:t
Chase & Churchill, mdse 8
Mill waukee Bridge. Co 70G
J G Richer lumber .'. . 150
W II Malick, boarding prisoners.! 1G8 23 A Sturn, lumber 40
J M Schnellbacher . 'r 1 Beardsley, Clark fc Co, lumber. . 07
Jos Fitzer, mdse to jail ; :
F 3 White, mdse to poor 10
Lincoln News Co, books. 35
Gazette-Journal Co, assignee 2:J
T Clark, coal 10
E W Cook, salary 42
D Woodard, special work 4'
J M Cole, boarding paupers. ... 15
S W Orton, canvassing elections. 12
M Spink, salary and exp 10'J
J F Melchours, caring for paup.. 38
David Miller, bailiff dist crt 24
D Woodard, same 20
W II Malick. same 24
C J Ford, janitor 24
E T Eikcnbary, bailiff. 24
I C Eikenbary.shcrilT fees 2 a
Eli Sampsin, boarding poor 120
Terra Cotta Co, brick 5
Louis Foltz, sal and exp 20
A B Todd, same 27
A B Dickson, same 30
J E Hall, med service 1
J E Eikenbary, summoning jury. 24
II Boeck, chair for sheriff 12
C J Ford, labor.... 2
N It Hobbs, sal and exp 25
B Elson, mdse 13
L O'Neals labor 8
J C Eikenbary, guarding prs 8
W C Showalter, canvassing clec. 9
T E Williams, gasoline 3
Johnson Bros, nidoe
M D Polk, gas
F A Bates, labor
Knotts Bros, printing
J M Woodson, boarding pauper.
M B Murphy mdse
II C Ritchie, canvassing board. .
Johns & Jones, drain for jail lot
W F Morrisou. special
II A Waterman, lumber.... 08
G Berrie & Emmons 4
J E Hall, mdse 35
E Palmer, mdse 10
B Fox, rent 2
A II Weckbach, mdse 1
P D Bates, work 37
Chase & Churchill, mdse 21
T II Barnum, care of sick man. . 9G 35
R. B. Wallace, mdse 35 00
B Critchfield, sal and exp 129 23
L F Korrell, labor 4 75
T Kahne & Co ;.. 3 20
Nebraska Telephone Co 10 00
II C Ritchie, ins 75 00
G Berrie & Emmons, goods to pauper;
SI M Butler, med aid to Ered Lercnson;
J W Thomas, aid to Laffy.
Allowed on district fund:
T Adams, mdse dist 22 $
Western Wheel Scaper Co dist 54.
Fred Gorder, dist 31
Wm Pankonine, road overseer . .
Bos rd ordered that the road between
ne of sec 27 and nw ses 2012-11 be
located so as to take two rods off of the
net 27-12-11, beginning at the ne corner
of said section running thence south NO
rods and that the sum of if 35 be paid to
T. A. Hoover for damage.
The following official bonds were ap
proved: W. II. Smith, justice of peace.
Hock Bluffs; Amos Kiser, overseer dist.
No. 10: Thomas Allen, oyerser dist. No.
49; D. J. Pittman, assessor Rock Bluffs;
G. A. Stewart, constable Louisville; S
Clark, overseer dist. 4; Jacob Fritsch,
Eight Mile Grove; Levi Churchill, over
seer dist. 38; W. A. Cleghorn, justice of
peace, Louisville; Henry Behrens, over
seer dist. 57; John Hart, Assessor Stoyc
Creek precinct; Hans Wolf, overseer dist.
50; Wm, L. Wells, justice of peace.South
Bend; J. J. Lynn, assessor Liberty pre
cinct; Joseph Austin, constable Liberty
precinct; H. Chileott, overseer dist. 59;
Peter Peters, oyerseer dist. 50; B. L. Wil
cockson, overseer dist. 47; W. Trimble,
asscscof Tipton precinct; Wm. Panko
nine, overeer dist. 22.
Resignation of G. S. Wright, constable
of Tipton precinct, accepted.
John Clcmmons was appointed justice
of the peace in Stove Creek precinct.
It was ordered that $4 per week be
paid to the family of Alfred Pcterson.of
Louisville, until further notice by county
The clerk was instructed to allow the
judges and cleiks of the last general
election two days, and the judges and
clerks of the county seat election, one
and one-half daj's for their services at
Board adjourned to meet Jan 7, 1S89.
Bird Critchfield, Co. Clerk.
Waterman Opera House
ONI NIGHT AID SATURDAY MATt.lIE.
SATURDAY, DEO. 15,
;iitntl I.yiie arxl Spectacular I'nitlne'Joii of
LOST in LONDON"
And J )ttnvcr
of the Till
nces, wants to grt into
ami lie is bound to
All New Scenery by Lafiivelt:; XV.
The Hetirt'o BleuUmoor,
hume ol the Swart Kino, i
Fete of Cr.muw t
1 1 ui in i nteil r now Sensnti on
JOLTS VIOION, A Wonder- j
Jurccl of Oist-olvinI Beauty,
? iJ E
A Great Company j y0
JjOOI) Goods, always.
x deviating politeness.
IAj G (Kills US KcprCSl'litrd.
EASON AIJLE Prices.
A. GREAT PLA-Y.
All the New Scptiery will roxitivelv lie rlinwii
in your City. A:i.ui:g Many Features
THT -A. IR. IE2, 3T CJ-ILFAIL
J lie Mun with One Hundred Voices, and
THE NOHTII BRITIAN J AN Mm SINCKUS
A'Urcat rerforiu.'iiice Complete in Kvery De
tail is New ton lieeiV
LOST IN LONDON.
Reineniber the (Jrani Ladles" and Children's
Matinee Saturday Afternoon
lillTJI sit any Cost.
VERY Customer a Friend.
VERY Article a Bar
PRICES 25 and Wic : at niht 7i. 50auJ 35c.
Washington, December 11. Pensions
granted Nelraskans; Original invalid
John Blair, Gibbon. Increase (navy)
James Birtwistle, El wood; James W.
Fackler, Else; Samuel Cox, Litchfield;
John Towie, Charlestown; John Good
-French Health Seamless
The light running Howe at Robert
Sherwood's only $25.00.
The standard remedy for liver com
plaint is West's Liver Till; they never
disappoint you. o0 pills 2.c. At War
rick's drug store.
Fays he can
beat this (J iiarantce,
to build his record,
and he is
Don't Show von one thing oml kcII
Jle will always t-how 3-011 yoods at
his competitors can't meet.
Mich low prices
Asle Joe's Customers
And Joe will stand by their testimony.
Don't Forget to Guess on Joe's Beans.
'$3.90 buys a good Business Suit
5.65 buys a Checked Cass Suit,
former price $S.50.
$9.80 is an All Wool JJlack Worst
ed suit, reduced from $13.50.
$12.29 Buys a Four Button Cork
screw "Worsted, worth f IS.00.
$3.85 is a Harrison Cassimer Suit
3.05 buys a Boys Corderroy
Suit, Elegantly Finished.
$1.50 buy a .Nice Stripped Suit,
flitts and Cloves,
i" fl fill II H li Ci a hi
ill s r
oots and Shoes
EVER SEEN IN CASS COTNTY AT
libLy I Hit It
15 cents for a Wool Mit worth 25 cents.
40 cents fur Men's Lined Gloves.
50 cents buys a Lined Kid Glove worth $1.00.
90 cents buys a Buckskin Mitt, reduced from $1.40.
10 cents buys a pair of Boys Wool mitts.
$1.10 buys a California Sealskin Glove worth 1.50.
CO cents buys a Large Valise worth $1.00.
$1.20 buys a large well-made Trunk.
ft fiM MaUfi flflfl him BdUm
1.S5 buys a good Gray Overcoat reduced from
$4.S5 buys a Heavy Overcoat worth S.5.
7.C5 buys a Black Worsted Overcoat" reduced
$(.).bQ buys a Mosco Beaver Overcoat worth $1.50.
1.75 buys a Boy's Heavy Overcoat worth $J.75'.
$2.90 buys a Fur Trimmed Overcoat reduced
$12.50 buys a Fur Beaver Trimmed Collar and
Cuffs, Overcoat, reduced from S1S.00.
1?40 buys a Heavy Lined Overcoat worth ?2.0c).
loots and Shoe
15 cents buys a Ileavy Wool Sock.
25 cents buys a Shirt and Drawers worth 50 cts.
35 cents buys a Good Working Shirt worth 50 cts.
75 cents buys an all-wool Scarlet Shirt and Drawers
40 cents buys a man's Unlaundried Shirt.
15 cents for a good pair of Suspenders.
35 cents buys a good Overall worth 00 cents.
50 cents for a heavy Cordigon Jacket worth 1,
20 cents for a good Silk Handkerchief worth 50c.
5 cents buys a large red Handkerchief.
10 eeuts buys a Ikx of Taper Collars of any .size.
N. B. Don't fail to see this Great Slaughter Sale, as we must RAISE MONEY, and it will save
you 33 per cent on every dollar by buying of
$1.00 buys a Full Stock Boyb' Bouts worth $2.00.
11.40 for a Man's Heavy Winter Boot.
S2.35 buys a fine Calf Boot, reduced from $3.50 '
1.45 buys a good Working Shoe worth 2.00.
$2.50 buys a Fine Calf Butler Shoe worth $3.00
ats and Caps.
40 cents buys a good Wool Hat.
$1.10 buys a fine Fur Hat worth $1.50.
$1.00 buys a fine Fur Hat worth $2.00.
25 cents buys a Heavy Knit Cap worth 75 cts
Job Lots of Winter Caps worth 50, 75 and $1 .
all going f.,r 25 cents.
ELSOI, Ik 01 Mia!
ClOtlliGr n com
ELSON The Clothier
AND HARD WORKER FOR Y0UB TRADE,
PlafcSoraiouth, r - - - NebrasEsa.
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