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THE DAILY IIEttALD : TLATTSMOUTH, NEBiiASKA, FRYDAY, JANUARY 4.
j. ne tLvening neraia.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY.
A. SINIrj. lralM, ICimIhoo.I IlmMlnir,
Ir, Wlthem, ItralUt, I n lea Itlork.
The legislature has adjourned till
Remember the ' Pair of Kid" at
tlic opera house- tonight.
K'iuI our Lincoln letter. Two letters
from the capital will appear each week.
Guy Livingston must certainly le
ou his mu-scle when lie l.re:ik:i weigh bill
prases in one round.
Mr. J. II. Donnelly ha. tt fine display
of wax woiks which he ban open to the
public fir inspection.
The case occupying the attention of
the district court today is that of I Mo
ras vs. (.'anna a land case.
Judge Russell issued marriage li
censes to the following parties during
the last two days: Mr. Jos. T. Marques
and Miss Clara A. Hester, of "Weeping
"Water; Mr. Frank Marlcr and Miss Axis,
of Hock Bluffs.
Diphtheria has not yet become ex
tinct in our midst, as two more cases
have been reported today. Those of
Frank Coffman, age three years, residence
corner of Diamond street and Lincoln
avenue, ami a daughter of Mr. J llugurt,
resilience Marble street.
Mes.-rs. II. M. Simpson, of Council
Bluffs, and J. B. Simpson, a prominent
government office holder of Wyoming
Territory, hate been visiting their sister
Mrs. II. E. Whiting of this city for a few
days. Mrs. Whiting accompanied her
brothers as far as Omaha this morning
on their return trip.
A large and neatly printed boom
edition of the Fremont Daily Tribune
reached us today. There are some good
illustrations of their industries contained
therein, and on a whole the production
is a creditable one. It gives the total
amount expended on improvements dur
ing the year IS at Fremont as $0!S,0J0.
Mrs. Campbell, who is well known
in Plattsmouth, having resided here for
many years, died in the poor house last
night. It will be remembered that some
time ago her husband abandoned her and
later on, as she was in destitute circum
stances, and unable to support herstlf,she
was assigned to the poor house west of
Kendall's show band played several
selections on the streets this noon. The
company will appear at the Waterman
opera house tonight in a " Pair of Kids."
Seats are selling well today and a full
house is antic ipated. There are several
of our citizens who have seen the play
and they invariably recommend it to
those who inquire, as a first-class comedy.
A young man who is only known as
"George" in this city, ami who is promi
nent in color, met with an accident on
Wednesday night which proved to be a
close call to theterminu of his existence.
A young man well known as '-Everton"
carelessly struck him with a sharp ink
eraser with considerable force which cut
through his clothing and inflicted an
usly gash just above the heart. The
blood oozed from the wound profusely
and it was thought he would bleed to
death before the services of a physician
could be secured. ' It is believed by care
he will live, but he thinks it was a close
call and Everton swears he will be more
careful in future with his eraser before
the instrument is converted into a human
Mr. C. L. Bolles, of Weeping Water
is in the city today.
Miss Bel Wendell was a passenger to
Omaha this morning.
Rev. Father Carney was a passenger to
Omaha this morning.
Senator Polk, who has been attending
legislature, returned home this morning.
Mr. F. M. Howard, a real estate man
of Weeping Water, is in the city today.
Mr. J. J. O'Rourk and son, Morris, of
Stockton, Kas., are visiting their relatives
in this city.
Mr. Alex Schlegel, of Long Pine, is m
the city visiting his son Everton, and his
Mr. S. IL Graham, representing Brit
tian & Co., of St. Joe, is in the city to
day hustling the merchants.
Mr. S. L. Anderson, of Greenwood,
was in Plattsmouth on business yesterday.
He returned home last night.
Mr. C. W. Sherman, editor of the
Journal, who has been attending legisla
ture, returned home last evening.
City Marshal Poisall and wife left for
Sarpy county thia morning to visit Mrs.
Poisall's parents, today being her mother's
Mr. Siebold and family, of Lincoln,
who have been visiting at the home of
3Ir. C. M. IIolmc3, returned to Lincoln
lliddle Uouc cn-.ila: J. B. Orr. Ot
tnmiri; W- A. MrGrew, Ottumwa; G. W.
Covell. Oman ; Ezra Kendall. Ketv York;
v Tt Vit7 and wife. New York; C. 11.
Tomlia. Racing WU ; Carrie Pratt. Oma
In; D. C. Woodii ig, Lincoln; J.
LEGISLATION AT LINCOLN.
UtoM OUK SI'KCI.U. ConKKM'ONUkST.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. '!.
Deaii IIkkai.i: This has been an
event fid day in Lincoln, the practical
new year of Nebraska's .state officials; the
old servants have formally i clinquished
their offices and the new as formally in
stalled. A few moments after 'Z o'clock the
si 11 ate met in joint convention with the
lower house in tho representatives hall
to witness the installation and listen to
the biennial and inaugral address of
Gov. Thayer. The contents of said mes
sage an: already familiar to tho readers
of the IIkkai.d. Gov. Thayer being too
unwell to bear the fatigue attendant up
on reading so lengthy a document, en
trusted that task to his private secretary,
which individual fainted after a few
moments effort, but, on being relieved by
Walt Seeley for a short interval, con
cluded the reading of the message.
The inaugral address was read by J.
M. Thayer, Jr. Much attention is given
in the message t the militia there seem
ing an evident fear on the part of the
chief executive that that body might
perish from the earth unless a liberal ap
propriation should be allowed by the
assembled houses. It seems to us that
Plattsmouth people will not view an
economical appropriation for the neces
sities of the militia with much disfavor.
Every department of the state govern
ment is noticed favorably, excepting the
recommendations of Atty. Gen'l Leese in
regard to the U. P. debt.
If Gov. Tnayer's iuaugral address can
be taken as a keynote of the action of
our legislature, the Omaha boodlcrs may
wish, "ere many months have passed, they
had not elected so many democratic
members on the "improved Mississippi
Among the distinguished visitors we
notice Gov. Larrabec and staff, and Col
Win. Cody. Gov. Larrabee gave the
senate some of his peculiar views touch
ing prohibition, which were applauded
by Church Howe.
Lieutenant Goy. Meikcljohn presided
this ufteruoon oyer the senate for the first
time. He seems a vigorous man and will
doubtless make a good officer for his
position. Speaking of the senate reminds
us that Polk of Plattsmouth and Cass
has selected a scat right in front and
where he can command the speaker with
ease; we notice many senators in consul
tation with him, and make the assertion
he will sustain his reputation as a rustler
among legislators as well as in other
walks in life. Wetherald of Thayer,
Funck of Gage, Conner of Buffalo, Nes
bitt of Lincoln ami Gallogly of Merrick,
occupy the other front scats in the senate.
In the house Satchell has the better aeat
of C'nss county's delegation.
The joint reception held in the repre
sentatives' hall by Governors Larrabee
antl Thayer and staff and the state of
ficials, assisted by their wives was a
brilliant success. Despite his years and
recent illness Gov. Thayer entertained the
many callers with his usual suavity. All
classes were represented, the poor artisan
mingling with the throng as much at
ease as the wealthy society man. Con
spicuous amidst the staff yf Gov. Thayer
we noticed Capt. II. E. Palmer of Platts
mouth and Col. Wm. Cody of North
The supreme court decided two most
important cases known as the C. B. & Q.
R. R. against Cass County and School
District No. 1 of Cass county. The court
holds that the state board of equaliza
tion has no jurisdiction or authority to
assess the railroad bridge across the Mis
souri 1 iver at Plattsmouth as a part of
the road-bed and right 'of way of the
railroad within the meaning of the rev
enue law, using almost the identical lan
guage used in the brief filed by attorneys
for the county hud school district. This
will be a direct saving t.) the county of
six thousand dollars and from eight huu
drcd to and thousand dollars a year
hen after. Cass county is to be congrat
ulated on having so able an attorney as
Mr. Bjeson, and the county commission
ers on their judgment in selecting so val
uable assistants as Messrs. Covell k Polk.
Ve notice the following Cass couty
peopl in Liccclo and around the capitol:
Henry Herold, D.A.Campi.cll, Ami Todk,
O. A. LeRoj-s, Capt. II. E. Palmer and
wife, J. L. Root, Mrs. M. D. Polk and
Masttf Gakla Polk, S. P. Yanatta, Judge
S. M. Chapman aud wife, Geo. Dovey,
all of Plattsmouth: Wm. L. VTelJs, of
South Bend; A. S. Cooley, Tipton; Wm.
Dallas, Elmwood; Bi Yeoman, Weeping
Water; Sam Barker auu Jno. Becker, of
Eight Mile Grove; M. Cavey, Wabuih,
and 1 :st, but not least, Bro. Sherman, of
the Journal. The lat individual wore
a sev; n by nine smile and a gorgeous
bouquet of wax flowers, and is doubtless
investigating that he may discover cor
rupt; ni. We respectfully refer him to
the Douglas county delegation.
"Why freeze or starve?" id the pointed
question asked by the manufacturer cf
Garland Stoves; ' ana we would add:
Wl y buy a poor imitation when for the
Knjr:- urire you can get the genuine
titr nar .o:u exclusively ny
Didn't Know Their Own Town.
A very amusing story was related to
the reporter recently which concerns sev
eral Plattsmouth people and their guest :
A few evening ago as the train fi
Omaha was pulling into the city '
Or-e a polis, a coon brakom.in passui
through the coaches shouting: "Plat
mouth! Plattsmouth'.!" A crowd
Plattsmsuth people, whose names we will
withhold, started to their feet and hur
ried to the outside whereupon one of the
party an attorney and real estate dealer
thought from all appearances that
something had happened to the town a
everything looked changed and no lights
were visablc, Some of the guests thought
the town had changed wonderfully since
they had been here; some of them believed
that Plattsmouth had a new depot, but the
majority of them doubted that and that
was probably what prompted them to in
juirc "Surely this is not Plattsm uth,'
and just at the last moment before the
train was about to pull out one of the
party suggested the idea of asking again
for fear that things had been mis
represented. The crowd learned that Plattsmouth
was the next station, and. after thanking
their convenience preserver, returned to
their seats amid rounds of applause from
the audience. Tney were encored but
D You Want to Laugh?
"A Pair of Kids" delighted a fair
sized audience at Boyd's opera house last
night. Era P. Kendall, as Jiles Button,
an old countryman, is the central figure
in this satirical musical comedy, and he
is excentricity itself. His queer antics
and quaint humor, to say nothing of his
outlandish appearance, kept the audience
betveen a broad grin and a roar of
laughter during t'je greater part of the
performance. "A Pair of Kids-' is, like
many other alleged comedies before the
public, devoid of plot, literary merit or
reason. It is a heterogeneous mass of
nonsense and monkey business, a great
deal of which is new and very funny.
The cast comprises several goon artists,
chief among whom are Jeppe and Fauny
Delano and Gilbert Sarony. "A Pair of
Kids' is being played at the matinee this
afternoon and will be repeated tonight.
Omaha World, Jan. 1, '69.
At the Waterman opera house tonight.
Everybody go. Ezra F. Kendall will be
remembered here as the principal figure
in We, Us & Co., taking the part of the
old doctor. He was much admired by
Plattsmouth people. Seats are selling
rapidly at Young's book store.
ktop is t Warrick's and he will show
yo i how to get 25 very fine Gardj for
that Scrap Album Santa Claus brought
you. d-w 2t
Prior to Invoicing Feb. First We Will Give
PECIAL LOW PRICES
In Order to Clear Up Our Odds and Ends
in our Different Departments.
Special Bargains irx
F li E E
OIsE DOOR EAST FIRST 2TATI0HAL BANK.
THE ASTRONOMERS ASTONISHED !
1 1 is Believed the Earth Will be Des
troyed Within the Next Six
THE CHINESE IN CONVULSIONS
Believe the Earth Will Be
Burned into Ashes.
Tremendous Comet in the Heavens
A terrible ball of firj has recently been
discovered in the Heavens, and is said to
be approaching the Earth at the rate of
one hundred and seven million miles per
day. Astronomers are somewhat alarmed
as to the direction in which it is centered
and tell us that if it does not change its
course, it will surely be the destruction
of the earth. It is estimated to be twelve
times larger than the great planet Jupi
ter, which is the largest planet of the
Universe. Astronomers tell us it wil
soon be visible to the people of this cou
tinent. It can be easily observed by the
people of China and it is said that the
Chinese by close observation have dis
covered upon the tail of the great comet
printed in roman letters
Gpnrire VV. Vass. tlie only scientific Jeweler
residing in nattsmoutn.
Citizens, I am yours Fraternally,
George W. Vass,
tf. Astronomer and Jeweler.
A Young Lady in Hard Luck.
A custom which is growing prevalent
among our people, especially the young
ladies, during the cold winter nights, is
considered a very dangerous one as was
made m:inifc:t a couple of nights since
by the narrow escape a young lady ex
porienced preparatory to retiring for the
night. As flat irons are the niost con
venient in many ways, they are generally
heated to a burning heat each night,
wrapped in paper and buried in the bed
clothes to await the arrival of its occu
pant for the purpose of warming her
The young lady in question at the
time referred to, heated her iron and
placed it in bed in the usual fashion. A
few minutes later the strong stench of
burning clothes left her under the im
pression that somthing was burning, and
upon examination of her bed she found
the cloches in the vicinity of the iron
about ready to blaze. A large hole had
been burned through several of quilts,
which was not a pleasant sight for her
to witness. We don't know whether she
keeps up the practice yet or not, but wc
.do know that she was about as hot as
the iron when she found her nice quilts
Clocks at II. 31. Oa ijlt's from
S! OO to S-20.00, vtarrpiiferi tp
give sat i fucflou or money re
fit li (led.
nl E Ini lit y ffii livl livl
Mr. Agnew Held the Lucky
W. A. BOECK eg; CO.
WHAT ON EARTH
Is the reason people will not, can not, or
do not see any difference in cheap nos
trums put up by Cheap John houses or
irresponsible parties at enormous profits,
rather than take a medicine of world
wide reputation and one that is giving
universal satisfaction at equal price? Xo
medicine in the world is giving such un
paralleled satisfaction for purifying the
blood as BEGG'S BLOOD PURIFIER &
BLOOD MAKER, and every bottle that
does not do its work will cost you noth
ing. For sale by O. P. Smith & Co.,
Extremely Wise Men.
Sunday school teacher: " Why did the
wise men from the east journey so far,
lllie: I guess they wanted to be
clerks of some, committees."
Miss Martin, the music teacher who
is now m tne city working up a mus'c
class, and Mrs. E. Carpenter are making
preparations to give a concert in the near
A good lively time is anticipated by
the large number of young people who
intend to participate in Prof. Gaynore's
ball which will be held at Fitzgerald
hall tonight. New dances will be intro
duced by him,
Mr. Harry Houck, Who has been 60
seriously troubled with heart failure for
the past week that he was thought by his
uhvtiiciau to be beyond recovery, is again
able to be on the streets. H many
friends are glad to see him survive.
Drew (lie ioil.
HOW CAN PARENTS
allow their children to cough and
and cough and calmly say: "Oh!
only a little cold," and keep giving
cheap and dangerous medicines.
they are down with lung fever or con
sumption, when they can !; . en-ily re.
lieved by BEGGS CHERRY COUGH
SYRUP? It has no superior, and few
equals. For sale by O. P. Smith it Co ,
Call and look at th Iton E;n Coxcm,
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j Fie Knivew. Wliink Itiooin-. -lc . In
irxjiuzrn invrr, ni 11. .i . . I ii 7 p.
AImo 4olil ChniiiM lor Iioili I lulifv mi il
iirnt IcnK'ii. linrniM. I'inx. i.olil I'm
and Heti'-ilM. a .len1il Hiirtmriil r
everything to be. had in a 1 'irt- lax
Dr. C- A. Marshall.
Preservation of the Natural Teeth a
Specialty. Auesthetics given for Pain
less Filling or Extraction of Tkktii.
Artificial teeth made on Gold, Silver,
Rubber or Celluloid Plates, and inserted
as soon as teeth are extracted when de
All rnrW wArr.nM tv?m ..m.
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