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ur sorrow mnpbe,v
i. vaue alarms.
Inched "Aoolher babl"
Ar.,;'., r litr!e waif to tend,
Aiioilicr littl hfll.tu) ht ranker.
To l-:.-l. U fiMtJ. to fold, to fend
I- IK'll I'VITV tvi-oni nml iln.
1-1 iiiaKuorii finxioua, rnalfo one sad.
An. I fi-.-ir.'i.l f.,r t-ach morrow maybe,
V. it.'i In-art li.ilr Morrow fid, half glad.
I iii'M'.niHl. "Another ljubyl"
An I Ci.-ii I t!ie,!iK,t how near, how dear.
- ciiiinrvn liod had h-ih us,
I . ill t It y iimile imr homo of cheer.
uit-ir iii-s-ceo rti.l conteut us
ee laid a w ay
. IV llllirlit or m.ivlw.
ii I ..-Lit-, n.r.il.l mlic, would burn, would break.
Ai.-I iio.v - AlK.tinT tmliyl
A!.. :. I t!:ini;;!it: aill no I mild
J (x'iire uihi pli'ttsuro,
l ' ii.::i;: do.vii kU.tf.1 the head
f l.iy l:i.-t. w.-vsr, weakest tre-asur.
ir cttild f my hfv and love,
Vr you uif, tvhuteVryou may be.
ii t!n- ChrUt ubove.
bun for Another baby!"
Kate M. Clearjr.
Flu ST XKJIIT L DAKOTA.
.Mi-1 lio-.v i!-ir nv
if I A.jrie tti-r
I I .
w . . miles farther on, -
I u now homesick in dead earnest,
and resolved, on learning that a mixed
train would start out at 6 o'clock in tho
evening, to push on with It, rather than
stop over till the next week. I hoped 1
might get conveyance to tho claim, or au
all events procure lodgings at C .
So never heeding tho storm, I hurried
at the appointed time into tho single old
iwr-nger car ut tho rear of the long
tru and was soon moving out into the
dim, white country. There was but one
other passenger, a dark, doubtful look
ing half breed, who watched me so per
sistently , though furtively, that before
wo had proceeded many miles I would
have given much if I had remained be
hind. It wa a great relief to mo when the
conductor came in and engaged the at
tention of the fellow, as he occasionally
uiu, wiui inquiries about the lilack mm,
from which it seemed he had just
I'ierre and the fort across the river
were the starting points to the hills for
the freighters with their lone
luuie teams or six ami eight span, and
big loaded wagons coupled together like
cars, i ne presence of doubtful charac
ters in tho vicinity was then not a thing
I confidently expected that we would
get to our point of destination within
three hours after starting, but so slow
was our progress on account of a heavy
train and slipery track that not more
than two-thirds of tho journey had been
accomplished in that time.
The storm had come on again, and the
wind blew a gale, and drove tho frozen
hail in thick clouds across the dreary
country, Night had shut down early,
making what was before an anxious situ
ation almost intolerable.
My odious fellow traveler had even
moved to a nearer neat, and although mv
I - o J
L.s probably three miles away by STOCi- mav have done him injustice.
;!- it i; ranging aiiout the pastures I w umiKfiuuo ueignuor.
vit;i tlMt ScikI Winters laying out fox
l . i:." I .iintliv. "I declare there's
ji j'ioiv ! pi iidt ix eto bo out in that bov
i ... -
V.'o wt ie sitting about the open fire
!! " f our old home "Down East,',one
Li.i t. riii .Sal unlay evening in March.
Wf w.-rc awaiting with ome impatience
til-- ."j-p.-arain-f of my younger brother
lav;:, iviio had an hour before gone to tho
ut'm-i; a lialf mile away, for the
1 iiiji't mv where tho child can bet"
in-' !i r said at last, trvinir to tilck un a
her knitting by tho waning firo-
hi ,f I
t J i : i : t:i ;t cliiiniiunk!
Winn he knows, too, this is his
f 't'." i 's i:i-'it to write, and we are all so
; i!.i.:!-i to )n:ir from him," added Emily.
l; "s a j Tirutn-r
i-ii! There lie is nowf" shouted
lii:k' lil;. as a series of whoops and cried
woi i!iy id' a b;i;il of Chilcat Indians cane
j.-t'i. Ilv i'i ari r.
,f.t in. MiMTit the door burst open, and
in iiiiii! led tardy Jack, hat less, bfx-Ath-L
i i' U it volley of snowballs whizzing
ail'. r him. sent with vengeful aim by the
! ntuls 'f la'icli ei.. luring companions
who:i .lack had antagonizeth Mother,
whil'1 j'lili.'lv chiding him, hasteiuid to
i Jri. ate i si ::i from beneath tho round
f ::!.! whii'ii, in his hoadlonjj flight, he
J. id t!j: 1 1 uku hiiiihe'If, with its load of
Mp'is. lotuisujid work baskets of niond-
i )i -rothv
Turn him out airain.
hiai tret his desserts!" unred
gat hering up the uudting snow-
3 0U?" said Dorothy, in
where's the letter, my son?"
Nl-:ed, anxiously, not much heed-
all right," and Jack thrust
t'l hands deep into one
t :'lrr another.
::;t tli 1.1 tcr was not forthcominc.
:.n I a fiv.-li out biiiot of indignation be-
;a:i 1 tiesreini ujkjii his head.
""i'u as ia my cap. There's some big
!i...!-:4 iri my tockets!" he exclaimed,
-Oli," there! And he's lost his cap!"
-Ui Li t 1 tell
F.I":;iU l-:': tl'ii!l:t.
.h:i k i.::i t the door, and I hastily
!; ht. J tii- lantern and followed him.
i'.rv.i iy (he gate his cap was found
w.Viv.a rnoivUdl had knocked it off,
a : i .. ! fi. cling about in tho soft snow,
v. !:i' !. I.r.il fallen that day, tho letter
w;..; :'iii:d. ciiuujJed and wet from the
t ia.::; i i many sturdy feet. In our
t;! ..i . i.lnebs at recovering the precious
rii- ivi-. Jack's ollenses wero for the
ji. , i ri:tteii.
lv lather, whoso eastern bushiess had
; a di ciini.-ig for the last few years, had
;.i::e t; the far west some weeks previ-
a -ly. in itiwt of a tract of land on which
l.i M-iiio our l;i family, hoping not only
L.) ia .j.ro.v his fortunes, but to find em
j !;. ia r.t for the two boys who were
r..-.v ai.lv. to ilo tiomething to help meet
la . Tainiiv es;enses.
and was shivering as much with fright
as cold, when tho conductor again came
in anu announced that we would soon be
atC . ,
"Are you expecting friends to meet
you, miss?" he said to me.
I explained the situation to hi"4 hope
fully, but ho put on a rather doubtful
"But 8'pos'n your father ain't there
what then?" he asked with some concern
in his tones.
"Why, I suppose, in that case, I shall
have to get lodgings, as ft is too late to
get a conveyance," I replied, as calmly
as I could.
"Why, miss, there's only one house,
an' that's more'n half a inilo off an
'taint likely you'd want to go to that,"
ho added, in an undertone, "notlun' but.
a pack o' half breeds living in it, and
queer at that. If 'twarn't so fur to mv
place two miles. I reckon I'd ask v
to go along, but it's too tough out, blow
in' a regelar blizzard."
"liut, Burely, I can stay rn the station
the waiting room?" I faltered,
"Why, miss!" he exclaimed, after re
garding mo a moment, in wonder at my
ignorance, J suppose, "That's what I'm
hauluig this lumber for, to build a new
one. The old one wont up in a blaze
day 'fore yest'd'y, Twarn't nothin but
a shanty, anyway," he added, picking
up his lantern, and going out hurriedly
at an imperative whistle from the engine.
My feelings at this announcement can
Upon coming to a stop on tho siding,
and finding no one to meet me, I ga ve
way, for the lirst time since leaving
home, to tears. Just then a rough hand
a, 1 1 m 0
toucueu my snouiaer, ana my ouens:.ve
car mate growled into my ear: "Where
you go? Big storm. Como 'Jong. I taJce
I shook off his hand with a shudder of
terror, but mustered sufficient courage
to decline Ids attentions most emphati
cally, whereupon he went off Into thp
1 crawled along the uii.le of the car to
he stove and grafted the iron lire ioker,
.hough 1 hud, I confess, little luith in my
.1!:.... . 'iif. ... . . . . J
auiiity to wuia 11 uecesduijy 111 self de
Twice the mkcreant out.-ide the door
ipjicari d. from the souiuU, to throw his
A't-ight a;:amtt it. and tht 11 with a mut
-red curse m hastily off through the
Kising from the floor. I K'ercd out and
aw ins dark lorni mow oil in the dirce
.ion he had gone on our urrivul ut the
tation. It at once came lo my mind
thai he had gone uway to procure an ax
or a oar wuii winch to force the door.
1 he instinct to fly instantly took full
osscHsioii of me. The fire poker I still
held in my hand. Catching up the con
ductor s lantern though why I scarcely
can tell I rushed to the other door of
the car, unlocked it and sprang down
1 ho steps. The snow was fully a foot
deep. Hut I started to run in the direc
tion I had heard the conductor and
hrakemeu go away.
The moon was again obscured. It was
squally, and tho snow flakes filled the
air, but I could see far out on the prairie
some dark object which I thought might
be a house. I ran on toward it, exert
ing myself to the utmost in my dread of
Tho dark object proved to be much
nearer than I had thought it. f reached
it after a few minutes, and to my disap
pointment found it to be only an old
freight wagon. I drew up in the shelter
of it and looked back toward the cars. I
could barely make them out. but I could
hear sounds which indicated that my
ersecutor was trying to break in the
"My tracks in tho snow w ill betray my
course," I thought, and yet I again started
and ran on as fast as I could for some
time. I was young and healthy, and wy
At last I Stopped. OUt of bronfh nnrl
looked all about me, vaguely hoping that
I was near the conductor's house. But
only a white expanse of snowy prairie
"I""-"" uui arounu me. i could not now
see the carB or the freight wagon.
Anxiety lest I should get lost on the
prairie and perish in the snow next filled
my mind. I went on, trying to keep to
ouuigiii, course, .me accounts which
I had read pf persons, getting lost and
freezmg to death on the western plains
recurred to my mmd, and filled me with
the gravest apprehension. By this time
my ooots anu nose were wet through.
my leet wero numb w ith cold, and I was
uecouiing very ureq.
men suddenly some large object
loomed up before me. Going forward a
jew steps, i saw tnat I was close upon a
I WH 1 I ....... A 1 At.. . .
uut son. me orar email rro rtnv Mtura
and recognized me.
"Why, you poor child!" be cried out.
"what brought ye here?"
In as few words oa possible I ac
quainted 1dm with my nocturnal pere
grinations. "Wal, wal!" ho exclaimed, "mv wife
was right, as idie 'most alius is. bo yo
know, that woman wanted me to go
back and get ye, last night, arter I got
home, and she routed mo out at 4 o'clock
this mornin' to start. Kothin else would
satisfy. She's a New England woman,
too, my wife is I She's up, and u-gittin'
breakfast for ye. So come along with
mo as quick's yo can, she'll be right
glad to see ye, and it's only a little
I went home with the conductor, and
found a kind and true friend in his ex
cellent wire. I came quite near being ill,
and felt badly all that day. If I had
oeen anything of a heroine, I suppose J
should have "had a brain fever, and lain
at the point of death for manv ilv "
But 1 was able to ero home with father
on Monday, and if ever a daughter was
glad to see her father, I was the one!
limes and things have changed at
Since that Illirht. Whom I iran.
dered aluton thesnowv prairie there is
k"v " i.oi.ibimci,iujo village, ana i am
itumg wnuoi in a nno school
house, not a hundred vardn frnm IKa
pi ace 111 J e KIWIU IIIO Old dig out In
wincn i toon rerure on that ronfni
ni'l;t. Catharine ti. Blaisdell in Vf.iK'
The motto, "What h Home without a Mother," exihts in manj
happy homes in this city, but the ellect of what is home without the
Local Newspaper is sadly realized in many of these "happy homes" in
The Sum of European Families.
Professor Mulhall eives the following
n . . . o
ugurea us to me average number of chil
dren to a marriage in the chief countriM
of Europe: Ireland. 5.80; Russia, 4.83;
opain, 4.B5; Italy, 4.54; Scotland, 4.48;
HOiiana, Bweden, 4.12; Germany
4. iu; jigiand, 4.08; Austria. 4.04: Bel
gium, 4.U4; Switzerland, 8.04; Hungary,
3.70; Denmark, 3.61; France, 8.03.
Mew ork Telegram.
C. F. SMITH.
The Boss Tailor
Maia St.. Over Merges' Shoe Store.
lias tne best and most mmninf.
of samples, both foreign and domestic
uoiens mat ever came west of Missouri
river. Jfote the-e prices: Business suits
li um f io to 135, dress su ts. 2S i
Puw 9o, f o, fo.oo and u award.
t?Will guaranteed a fit.
Ia 6teadily finding its way into these homes, and it always
comes to stay. It makes the family circle more cheerful and keeps its
readers "up to the times" in all matters of importance at home and
During the Year 1889
Every available means will be used to mate the columns of
The Hekald a perfect storehouse from which you can obtain all in-
formation, and will keep up its record as being the beet Advertising
J. H. EMMONS, M. D.
Physician I Surgeon
Offloe over Wescott'
felt sure, for I must have walked at Pfl COS DefV COITl DflH ( 10.1 Meiiura fr all purposes.
least, iwo miles. i I
The house was a small one, and all
wus oarK anu sun about jt. J approached
tho door and knocked several' times. At
length a crruif voice called out. Wr.r
I . . M 1 1 . . . .... ' "
wjw anu wnai a ye want
ine tone or voice rather than the
vvordssent a thrill of horror through me
ai.coii, iur ii, was uie voice pr my dreaded
leuow passenger, the half breedl For a
uivjiuv-iii i was scupeneq with astonish
ment and dismay. Then it flashed to my
mind that in my wanderings over the
prairie i had lost my way, and came
iuuuu io mo nouse or tneso disreputable
In a paroxysm of affright I ran around
tho corner of tho house and then away
from it. off jnto the enow and darkness.
Glancing back I naw the glimmer of a
light at tho house and heard tho door
open. I threw myself prostrate in the
snow, lest I should bo discovered, It L.1' trW'" run daily by wav of Omaha nt
vvLui cvj w jt-t up anu gQ on.
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dress in the city or sent by mail.
l:..d Lit us behind to wait his sum
. :i::d this Utter, which had been
f. !:.:: rl.v lust, proclauued lus success in
t- tiiii.i.r ;i tract of land such as he
v. i !:ol in :. sheltered valley in central
l';:!.i:t.i. wi;!i abundance of grass and
v.: ti r. it u:i.; situiited in a township
rot l i. ii in the market, and the only
v.:iv t; !vi;ro it was to squat" on it
;.:!.! ! l the claim down" till it was
l!i;v:i tN"n ivir tet tiers.
Nc. v. i -i t;:!n';i:ig tho depth of snow or?
tho ut the lime und not a foot of
lii;::l i : i.v..rir than I'ierre, thirty miles
v'i-i::;;.. ;i t.;-iiiii); of some sort must be
.-v- i; vl i .vn !ut us. So at Iierro he
I:;: I .. ..".:; .-x-A Iuinler for a small house.
i;.. i n. i.-.i:::iu, and sent it by rail to a
t: :i v.-:;:-i:i .vix miles of his land.
i;.-:.:.i L!;uvt.l.l the snow away on a
r !.v.: :1 ; ivt. r.nd with the help pf ari.--.'..
r .-ij'.i.-ittcr" and his wife, living in
a J : - ;:i r. i:ii!o away, he had got his
J; ; . ami now would ono of the
.ii : . c :.io oat end keep it, while ho
.. rl.v.1 i::ade further preparations
i- r :!r.- i.v. i-ti.-n of mother and the rest
ci l.::.:ily i:i llio autumn?
;,h don't all speak at once!"
rri ! ' ::j v. e sat regarding mother
l.i r: i ..i.i'Hitiiiv,
L ihy can't go, that's certain,"
i;v:!:' r r. marked reflectively. "Iler
s.. lie .1 wua't close this two months to
ittor P'.-nJ Em, interrupted Jack,
--.,;;. ( .;:. i i.oia a claim uown u sue
c-.-.t v- j e t he r fxt on it."
i'i i afraid Lmily hasn't exrierience
cr.i-'.i.jh lu undertake the long journey
a.-.:: -. i:v.i.n kss tne nardmpsor pioneer
li.. ." tii J iiiot!:cr.
"j.'u. yoii wiil have to go, Kathy. You
n o t Ov.au: nioal ainl can help your father
i.ialio him comfortablo."
I: v. a ihiully ta cided tliat I should go
r t to f. tin r in his new home in tho
i e.-t. and two weeks from that
li:.)v; fou:nl n-eon my way thither.
'tho jo'.:ri.ey was "a tedious one, and
i-.-.a.-iy liu::ie.ici thoughts and longings
for t!;J t!tar ones left behind would
cor.v. i : -pite tny efforts to bonisb them,
us tae tram tjH-d swutiy on over the
vi Jo 1 rvatlth of country between Maine
tnd l)ak.t.i. Vet everything had been
fuvora'.lo. and I lgan to congtulate
myt4.1l' ;n my shrewdness and L:ity as
a travel, r, when, by a blunder, I missed
tho lst connection at Pierre.
Vo laake it wor.o yet it had been
5tori:iiri; all day, and it was now Satur
day tlU : ::oiu Tliere was no other pas:
soii.tr tn.iii for tho day. I expected
that f-U;er would bo waiting for ino m
darkness muttering, and I was left to my
r . . . i ,1" "
What would become of me!
It was now about 10 o'clock, and the
storm still raged. C)earjy there was
nothing to bo done but stay where I was
till morning on tho lonely prairie. The
reajly kind hearted conductor came in
again, and rekindled the fire in the stove.
'I don't 6eo but you'll have to set it
out here till mornin," he remarked, not
without a touch of anxiety in' his voice.
"There don't seem to be nothin else.
I'll leavo ye my lantern, thouo-h vnu'd
better blow it out, I reckon, after I go
away, so the light needn't draw anyboly
round. But I'll leave ye these matchei,"
he continued, 'in case ye want to light
it. and I'll lock both doors of the car,
but I'Jl leave the key here inside. I'm
sorry, miss, it's so fur to my place, he
added, after a final inspection of the tre
and a look at two or three of the win
dows. "You can come pretty soon arter
I go out, and lock the car door."
Vith that he bade me good njght, and
set off on his long tramp in the storm
with his two sons, who were tho train
hands. Their work allowed them to be
at nome only over Sundays, and they
wero tired and hungry, I presume.
As soon as their steps had died awav I
fell into a panic. In epite of the stoim
and darkness, and the long distance, I
regretted that J had pot braved it alla;ad
gone with them. Running out, I shouted
wildly after them.
But tho storm boro my voice in an
other direction, and after waiting vairJy
for an answering halloo, I returned to
tho car, blew out tho light, locked the
door, and huddled into a far corner,
where for a lone time I sat. ouite durnh
How tho moments dragged! The
storm began to lull By 11 o'clock the
moon was showing fitfully through the
broken clouds. But the ghostly white
ness of tho wide, lonely pountry vas
even worso than the wild UDroar of th
storm- The cracking of the car. tho
falling of a bit of coal in the rusty little
stove, the ticking of my watch and aiy
own turbulent heart throbs were almost
My sensitive ear caught the slightest
auui.ua, uim presently i aetecteq steal thy
footsteps outside. My jiearf stopped
beating for a moment, j. grew dizzy and
faint, but retained sufficient sense to
slide down off the seat to the floor, w here
I crouched, praying silently for the pro.
tection of him who has promised t i bo
A slight rocking of the car now be
came perceptible, and the door knob was
slowly turned! A moment Later a rfnrk
face was pressed close against ono of the
wmciow joules that of my odious fellow
Ilcpressing with difficulty my impulse
te cry out, 1 crouched still lower a-ad re
mained tilent. listeninor intentlv nnrl
could now hear inufiled; footsteps pioy
ing around the car to (ho other dof.r,
That knob whs tried pko, at first softlv,
then with sudden force and noise, as'if
me sneaung wretch was both disap
pointed and angry.
How far I went, or how lnntr T
ued walking, I cannot say, but After g
long tune another dark pbject came into
view upon the white expanse about me.
I approached it tremblingly. My feet
were by this time quite numb, and my
senses very dull.
It proved to be a small mound Jik$
hovel, such as are cae4 ''dig outs" or
Plod dim? D1V wav mil nrl if T AimI Ua
door, which stood ajar, and entered. The
vuxw ten ue a tomb damp, cold and
dark. All at onco it occurred to me to
"V" "ni wnjen ail tms tune I
had earned, although I had left the
puer n jno 6now long before.
Ah, how cheery and good the blessed
light was! I found a stone fireplace and
an old bunk of boards containimr. a straw
Haying set down my lantern, I broke
the crumbling old boards, br, pieces, and.
with them pnd the straw, kindled a fire
in the nreplace. When it was well
ablaze I sat down before it, took off my
sodden boots, and warmed my poor
numb feet. '
There was enough of the pld rubbish
to keep a nro burnmg Jn. (he fireplace for
an hour pr more. It was now past 4
o clock in the morning, and a ghAmi of
daylight was coming in about the door.
'New hope came to me now, and not Ion"
sifter I heard voices, as if persons were
Peeping out canliouriv r.t firs. I taw
two men who had gonea little past the
hovel, which I pcrceiynl ft-a titftated on
a road. 3iy ieiirt fave a jjreat l!uob for
;oy as I reco-iii:-.ed in one of the men
iL .. hc'r-rt'1 comliti tor ,f the train.
inilhng ojK?n the door 1 tailed t him
as if he had Uen my vldv an.l Lett
incnd. und never hall I iorgt t the kok
of Uitoiiirl-.inent on his faee. : nd tu.t ..
dally 3(cept Sunday.
No ib u f t at?Hto p0ao Jimctlon at.30a m
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Is equal to anj-, and does work to the satisfaction of patron
from all over the county, and receives orders by mail from, a distance,
which are promptly filled. We have facilities for doing all kinds of
work, from the plain calling card to colored work, books and blanks.
Work neatly and promptly executed. Large stock kept on hand.
Legal blanks for sale.
HE OWNS HI3 OWN BUILDING,
And therefore can sell you goods for less
Money than auy other dealer in the city.
HE ALSO HAS A COMPLETE ASSORTMENT Of1
U&Vn&fi FURNISHED FOR ALL FUNERALS.
COR. HAIR AND SIXTH STREETS.
Office Cor. Vine and 5th,
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