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THE DAILY HERALD : P.LATTS210UTH, IfEBHASKA, TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1889.
The Plattsmouth Daily Herald.
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THE CONSTITUTION'S CEN
TURY. In the celebrated letters writtten by
Thomas B. Macaulay to Henry S. Ran
dall, tLe biographer of Thomas Jefferson
the distinguished British statesman and
historian painted a dismal picture of thi-
future of the United States. "Your
Constitution," he said in oue of the let
lears, "is all sail and no anchor." The
existence of a republican system of gov
eminent, he was convinced, is utterly
impracticable for any long period ol
time, except on the small scale in which
it is seen in Switzerland, or in which it
was attempted in . the ancient Grecian
commonwealths. "Either the poor would
plunder the rich," he declared, "and
civilization perish, or order and prosper
ity would be saved by a strong military
government, and liberty would perish
A third of a century has elapsed since
these latters were penned, and the man
who wrote them and the man to whom
they were written have long ago passed
away. The probabilities for the fulfill
ment of the prediction, however, are far
more remote than they seemed to be at
the time the prediction was uttered
Less than half a dozen years from the
time Macaulay's lines were penned the
constitution was put to a tesc more rigid
and exacting than that which the great
Whiff publicist had coniured up. For
the eight or ten years beginning with
1861 the vitality of our constitutions was
subjected to a strain such as no other
representative government had ever met
The United States constitution has now
been tried by a hundred years of the
most diversified and rigorous experience
which a commonwealth has ever encqun
tered in any age of the world. It has stood
the test of two foreign wars, has borne
the strain of an agitation on the slavery
question which has withstood ten changes
in the politics and policy of the executive
branch of the government, has under
gone the stress and storm of the most
gigantic conflict in the world's annals.
has emancipated and enfranchised
whole race, besides assimilating many
millions of aliens, and carrying civiliza
tion and enlightenment across a conti
nent. It has passed successfully through
every crisis which has been encountered.
Weaknesses in it have been remedied as
time has revealed them. Whenever and
wherever new conditions have arisen it
has been changed to meet them. All
this the constitution has done without
endangering either civilization or liberty,
and it has never seemed so strong,
adebuate or beneficent as it is at this mo
ment, when the first century of its active
existence has closed. Globe Democrat.
Editor Herald: Why are not the
graduates of the Plattsmouth High
school entitled to admission to the Fresh
man class of the State University th e
same as Beatrice, Fremont and Nebraska
City? Citizen. .
The Herald answers that if such is
the case, it is for the reason that the
course of study persued in our nigh
school is not far enough advanced to
entitle a graduate thereof to such admis
sion. The Herald suggests that if such
is the case, it is about time our school
board was looking into things and
placing the Plattsmouth High school
on a par with the schools of Beatrice,
Nebraska City and Fremont.
The citizens of Chicago are making an
effort to reform the abuses of the system
of primary conventions. A bill is before
the Illinois legislature which if enacted
and enforced will give the voter the
same rights in a primary that he enjoys
in the general election. The reform is
one of supreme importanae to the cause
of honest politics, and should bs enacted
in every stat3. It is needed badly in
Nebraska, for upon the primaries rests
oar whole political frame-work, yet no
means has been devised for the proper
regulations of these import int meetings.
The bully the thu? and the inn with
the loudest voice, backed by the inpat
vociferous and desperate gang of shout
ers, can today practically control the
ward primaries of any party, and until
the ward boodlers arc killed off, the indi
vidual voter can never feel sure that his
rights will not be violently wrested from
him. The voting at primaries should be
done by ballot under official supervision.
Wiiex the democrats came in, four
years ago, there was a good deal said
about "looking nt the books." The ne
cessity for an inspection of that sort is
certainly as great now as it was then, and
the country will look anxiously for a
full report in the case.
"Woman! bo fair, we must adoro thee;
Smile, and a world is weak before thee!"
But how can a woman smile she is
suffering untold misery ruin complain ts
from which we men are exempt f The
answer is easy. Lr. fierce s r av orite
i'erscnption is an infallible remedy in all
cases of "female weakness," morning
sickness, disorders of the Htomachy ner
vous prostration, and similar maladies.
s a powerful invigorating tonic it im
parts strength to the whole system,
and to the womb and its ap
pendages in particular. As a soothing
and strengthening nervine it subdues
nervous excitability, irritability, exhaus
tion, prostration, hysteria spasms, and
other distressing, nervous symptoms
commonly attendant upon functional and
organic disease of the womb. It induces
refreshing sleep and relieves mental
anxiety and despondency. Sold by
druggists, under a positiye guarantee,
from the manufacturers, to give satisfac
tion. Is It Catching?
Why should intelligent persons, as if
!icy v.-i-re parrots, adopt and utter cer
:iin J hrases nr.d exclamations? I sat by
.Irs. Blank (her husband is a clergyman)
n the street car a few days ago, and
after we had exchanged greetings I said:
'My Cousin Angcline sails from Liver-
:xk1 today." "Is that so?" said Mrs.
hlank. "Yes," I said, rallying as well
is I could, for tliis reply takes all the
;pirit from tne, "and she is always very
il on the ocean." "Is that so?" Baid Mrs,
lank again. A pause followed, now
.:an one continue to pay out the coin of
conversation if not even the interest
I was glad to get out of the car and
meet pretty Amy Dexter. I had a bit of
news for her. Amy is in the high school,
and I told her at once that Miss Cum
mins, who taught her botany last year,
was to be married soon. "Is that so!"
returned Amy. I love Amy, but I do
not like "Is that so! and I hastened on
to get out of her way; but as I went
Frank Sullivan overtook me, and will
you believe that when I asked Frank if
Sir. Stockton had really promised to
answer the question, "The Lady or the
Tiger?" he exclaimed, "Is that 6o!"
Later in the day I told Mr. Emory that
ais playing of the organ last Sunday had
been much complimented, and he smiled
and murmured, "Is that bo!" Wide
An Electric Crane.
Steam cranes are dangerous in wood
yards and other places where combusti
ble materials are stored, hence the recent
adoption of an electric crane at a well
known timber yard in Limehouse. The
power to mako the crane travel on its
rails, hoist the load and slew it round is
deri ved from a dynamo, also tided to light
a wood factory. The current is conveyed
by copper tubes laid along the tramway
on which the crane travels, and it iscon
luctt d by contracts to the electric motor
attached to tho axles of tho crane by
suitaUo gearing of the Raworth type.
The i:iotor takes a current of 50 amperes
to l-.;ist tho maximum load of 15 or 18
tons; it slews with 35 amperes, and
trave ls with 23 to 35, according to the
speed. All these operationa. can go on
simultaneously, if need be. The total
weight of the crane is about four tons.
It performs it3 work well, and has given
every satisfaction. The starting, stop
ping and working is performed by the
man in charge with turning handles, and
a mirror is provided to Bhow him what is
going on in the barge below from which
the timber is hoisted. Cassell's Magazine.
An Old Favorite's Husband.
Frequently seen about tho lobby of the
St. James hotel these days is a ruddy
haired man with a ruddier face, whose
deep lines are fully revealed by its closely
shaven condition. He is always the
center of a wide circle of friends, who
listen eagerly to his reminiscences of
theatrical events and sporting experi
ences of many years ago. A 6core of
years back he was best known to fame
as "Lucille Western's husband," but now
from ono end of the country to the other
he i. spoken of as "Tim Mead, the the
atrical manager." Ho does not appear
to Lo more than 50 years of age, but the
occurrences in which he bore part reveal
the fact that he is well advanced in the
sixties. Seventeen years have elapsed
since the death of his gifted wife, who, in
many respects was one of the greatest
natural actresses this country has pro
duced. Mead's mode of life has changed
radically since she died, and now he is
the prosperous associate of David Hender
son in the management of the Chicago
opera house. New York World.
Eloped in sv Storm.
For some time past William D. Hayes,
of lYairie View, a young son of a prom
inent citizen of that place, and Miss El
onia Seltzer, a 16-year-old daughter of
George Seltzer, a wealthy banker of
Fairland, have cherished a fond affection
for each other, but the stern parents of
the girl have all along warned the young
man to cease paying liis addresses to her.
Not to delay matters longer, young
Hayes Btolo his intended bride out dur
ing the absence of her parents, and,
placing her in a buggy, drove through
the storm a distance of over fifteen miles
to this city, where Uwy were married by
Elder Thomas Edwards. The girl was
almost frozen after her long ride, but
bravely faced the wind and weather ni:d
returned in the same manner she came,
but a happy bride. Tuscola (Ills.) Cor.
St. Louis Republic
A LITTLE BUTTERCUP.
SHE 13 QUEEN AMONG THE JACK
TARS AT THE NAVY YARD.
Mlaa Delia Iloblnson. lit Yankee linuttxiat
Woman. Who Has All the Virtue and
None or the Foible of Gilbert and Sul
livan's Little Hnttere'up.
When Mcnsrs. Gilbert and Sullivan first
introduced their nautical comic opera of
"Pinafore" loan American public one of
the most taking characters that aided
tow ard the success of tho distinctively
English production was that of Little
Little Buttercup was represented to be
what, among tho hardened tars of the
queen's navy, is commonly known as a
bumboat woman, whoso mode of obtain
ing a livelihood is by going aboard the
different war vessels and supplying the
crews with tobacco or knicknacks of
general use from a stock carried in a
basket or receptacle upon each arm.
The idea of a lone woman venturing
among an army of sailors and blasphe
mous followers of these a to sell her little
wares and run tho risk of meeting with
no polite treatment, as the bumboat
woman was pictured, seemed quite a
novelty for Americans who saw tho opera
of "Pinafore." Thus, it may come as
somewhat of a surprise and an interest
ing point of information to bo made
known that of late the navy of progres
sive Uncle Sam has not only become
identified with a veritable bumboat
woman, but with a Little Buttercup
whose avocation is that of the identical
Buttercup of Messrs. Gilbert and Sulli
HER PATRONS RESPECT HER.
Hie modern bumboat woman who is
now gaining local fame and any number
of ready patron izers to her stock in trade,
can bo seen at present almost any day
upon her rounds among the ships of the
United States navy anchored in the navy
yard in Brooklyn. She usually appears
about midday with a basket on each arm
filled with palatable pies and cakes and
a good supply of bottled beer and tem
perance drinks, which she readily dis
poses of among the crew of the war
ships, and to all is simply known as
It is said "Little Buttercup's" profit
easily amounts to five and six dollars a
day alone from the sales of her good
things among the jolly tars of the war
ship Boston, who number over 850, irre
spective of the officers.
From Commander Francis M. Ramsey
down to the most ordinary seaman,
"Little Buttercup," instead of being the
butt of the ship's crew and target of
their unfeeling jokes, as might bo sup
posed, is recognized and looked upon as
ono of the most worthy of her sex.
The income derived from her occupa
tion goes to Bupport her aged mother and
father, who reside in a small house io
what is called Irishtown, a quarter
mainly inhabited by natives of the Em
erald Isle and lying just on the outside
of tho navy yard.
"Little Buttercup's" real name is Delia
Robinson, and her father, who lost one
of his legs in the late war, had a small
pension granted to him that will barely
go to secure him a comfortable subsist
ence. When Delia first went to the navy
rard to sell her wares some of the more
hardened members of one of the crews
attempted to take liberties with her.
They bantered her upon her good looks,
attempted to purloin a pie or bottle oi
beer when her back was turned, and one
Jack Tar in particular even ventured to
approach Little Buttercup for the pur
pose of chucking her under the chin and
planting a kiss upon her pretty cheek.
This latter effrontery was more than
Delia cared to put up with, and dropping
icr stock in trade she planted a stinging
:low between tho eyes of the foolhardy
sailor that sent him reeling over the deck
as if struck by a marlinspike in the
: lands of one of his own shipmates.
SHE GIVES THEM CREDIT.
From this out "Little Buttercup" has
aever had occasion to expect affront, ill
reatment or disrespect at tL hands of
my of Uncle Sam's tars, whether high
or low, and her coming is as eagerly
looked for in the navy yard as the stroke
of the bell announcing all hands to din
ner. If any of the Bolton's crew have
not tho money at hand "Little Butter
up" is not tho one to refuse them the
Measure of enjoying her pies, cakes or
eer on trust. The bumboat woman re
lies upon their honesty and knows that
vhen the paymaster makes his custom
ary visit her accounts will not be over
ooked. In fact, there are no bills paid
"y the sailors at tho navy yard before
hose of ioor "Little Buttercup."
"Little Buttercup," while disposing of
ler wares among the marines, sailors
:nd officers at the navy yard, in dress
. nd bearing is strictly the commonplace
npcaring bumboat woman of business,
. ith a pleasant smile for one customer
.ml a friendly greeting for some tar who
returned from a week's furlough.
Vhen at home, or in social circles, the
'.entity of the "Little Buttercup" of
rule Sam's na-y is completely lost in
e personality of Miss Delia Robinson.
Instead of the matronly conditioned
:tlividual cf Messrs. Gilbert & Sullivan's
iiaracterization, one beholds a really
landsome young miss of 19 years, with
lassical features, natural blonde hair, a
."nil and strikingly symmetrical and com
act figure and manners appropriate for
. duchess. New York Journal.
Having lost his wife when his little
;irl was but G years old, Sandy McPher
:on married again. Hii new wife was
cry kind to Maggie, the little girl, but
lie ruled Sandy with a rod of iron.
An old lady meeting Maggie on her
way to school, kissed the little . mite
varr.iiy, bought her a big poke of sweets
"Puir we lassie, ye've only a step
liilier the noo. eh bit I'm gey sorry for
"Ye" re no" needin." Baid Maggie,
.-oleninly. "but I'd liko ye tae feel awfu
sorry for ma puir faither." Youth's
CAPITAL STOCK PAID IN, - $50,000 !
Authorized Capital, $IOOtOOO.
I'BANK CAKKUTU, JOS. A. CONNOR,
Prealdeut. V lee-President
W, II. CU8I1INQ. Cashier.
Frank Carrutb J. A. Connor, F. it. Uutbrr.aon
J. W. Johnson, Henry Boeck, John O'Kcele,
W. V. Merriuiii, Win. Wetenounp, W.
Tr&nsa t a General Hanking Business. Al
who l ave any linnklng business to transact
ar Invlteu to cull. No matter h
ifcige or aniall tbe transaction, it
111 receive our careful attention,
and we promise always cour
Issues Certificates of Deposits bearing interest
Buys and sells Foreign Exchange, County
and Cltv securities.
ban js: 1
OK FLAV1SMOUTH. NKUKA8K.A.
Oilers tbe very best facilities for the promp
transaction ot legitimate
Utocks, lion d s. Gold, Government and Locs
Securities Ikiui; lit and Sold, Deposits receiv
ed and interest allowed on time Certifi
cates, Drafts drawn, available in any
part of the United States and all
tbe principal towus of '
Collection made t promptly remitted
Highest market prices paid tut County War
State aLd County Bonds.
John It. Clark, D. links worth
B. Wa'iKh. P. F. White.
JOHK KITZOKBALD, 8. M9 AVOH
Bank of Cass County
Cor. Main and Fifth Sts., riattsmouth.
PAID UP CAPITAL $50,000
C. H. Tarmkle President
Fkrd Gokdek Vice President
J. M. Pattkkmox Cashier
Jas. Patterson, jb Asa't Cashier
DI HECTORS i
C. II. Parmele. J. M. Patterson, Fred Gorder.
a.k. Smith. K. 15. Windham, B. S. Ramsey,
Jas. Patterson jr.
A General Banking Business Transacted
Accounts Solicited. Interest allowed on time
deposits, and prompt attention given to all
business entrusted to its care.
Wagon and Blacksmith Shop.
Machine and Plow
A Specialty. He uses the
Horseshoe, the Best Horseshoe for the
Farmer, or for Fast Driving and City
purposes, ever invented. It is made so
anyone can can put on sharp or flat corks
as needed for wet and slippery roads, or
smooth dry roads. Call and Examine
these Shoes and you will have no other.
5th;St., riattsmouth, Neb.
MANUFACTURER OF AND
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
DEALER IN THE
Choicest Brands of Cigars,
including our .
Flor de Pepperbergo' and 'Buds
FULL LUIS OF
TOBACCO AND SMOKERS' ARTICLES
always in stock. Nov. 26, 1885.
Physician I Surgeon
Office and residence corner of Seventh street
and Washington Avenue- Telephohe No. so.
Chronic Disease and Diseases of Women and
Children a specialty. Office hours, 9 to 11 a. ra.
atto 5 and 7 to 9 p." m.
H. C. SCHMIDT,
Plans, Specifications and Estimates, Mu
nicipal Work, Maps Ac.
PLATTSMOUTH. - - NEB.
B. A.3M.:Time Table.
No. 1. 4 a m.
V. 3.-6 :0l p. m.
No. Jl 7 :47 a. ra.
No. 7. 6 -SQ p. HI.
No. 2 4 :29 p. m.
No. 4. 10 :2t .- ni.
No. 6 7 :13 n. m
No. 10. 9 Ai a. m.
No. 9.-6 :17 p. tn.
AM trtin4 ni'i dally by wavof Omaha, exeept
Nos 7 :tn 1 1 wVc'i rtin to and from Schayler
daily except Sunday.
The Weekly Herald sent one year
free to anyone sending uk two yearly sub
scribers to the Weekly Hebald.
In order to cut down our large stock ol
Dry Goods, Underwear,
Notions Ac, we are oflering Unexcelled bargains in tlietc Goods.
We have a
Silk and Gassimere -Mufflers
And bilk Handkerchiefs at very low figures.
In this Department' we are showing all the latest styles of
at prices that is sure to sell them. Call and inspect them and
be convinced that we carry the best 6tock in Plattsmouth.
HAS THE LARGEST
In the city, which he is offering at Prices that will mala; them sell.
A complete line of Window Curtains at a sacrifice. Picture
Frames in great variety. You can get everything you iiftd.
You can buy it on the installment plan, pay so much each
month and yon will 60011 have a fine furnished house
and hardly realize the cost. Call and tee.
SIXTH STREET, BET. MAIN AND
oo to HEiNTursr boeck's
Parlor, Dining 'Room and Kitchen
HE OWNS niS OWN BUILDING,
FY INTO RENT
And therefore can sell you goods for less
Money than any other dealer in the city.
HE ALSO nAS A COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF
HEARSE FURNISHED FOR ALL FUNERALS.
COR. MAIN AND
WZI. I. BROWNE,
P -rsonal attention to all Basinets Entrust
to my ear.
NOTARY tn OKFICE.
Titles Examined. Abstarcts Compiled, In
surance Written. Keal Estate Sold.
Better Facilities for making Farm Loans than
Mxy QtHcr Aaoaoy.
Plattcaovtla, - Nebraska
fine lino ot
AND FINEST STOCK OF
A EL ZbT,
I LATTJ-MCIH!, mi:.
8. F. THOMAS.
Attorner-at-Law and .Notary 1'iil.llj. Office In
Ft.zera d I'.lock. i'lattf muutli. Nib.
A. N. Kt'LI.I VAX.
Attriijr-af-l.avr. Will g-.yu prorr it Attention
tn a'l fu!ti mtrtiKted to him. Ofl:rr la
Union Block. East li. ruttmt.tli. Neb.
HRIS Wrini FARTII. , . .
Staple atii Fancy Cr-c-res, Claisware antf
Crockery. Fiourand Feed.
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