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About The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19?? | View Entire Issue (April 27, 1889)
lL.ATTSMOUTII, XKI!tASIvA, SATURDAY K VEXING, Al'RIL 1881).
WHAT JIUUK WANTED
Por Piattsmoutb to Ilave a Pontoon
Bridge Than His Eeen
It Is "Now or Never" Till May 10th
With the City.
Io the IIkkai.d last evening was pub
lished a proposition from Col. H. N.
Stewart I'lattsmouth ought not to hesitatt
to nccept, unliba in the near future Mr
Stewart will pay the city largely for the
privilege of putting the structure in.
But the age of experiment ou the Pon
toon bridges over the Missouri river is
past. The many and unanioui reports in
favor of buch bridges and the successful
operation of them is all the proof that
could possibly be asked for faith in them.
While Mr. Stewart fahows his knoirledye
of them and their workings, when he
agrees to take a half interest in the brigde
and accept no dividend till the other
half had a dividend of
Leavenworth sent a committee of eight
to Nebraska City to investigate the
bridge there, chosen from leading law
yers, bankers and merchant. Every one
endorsed the bridge in thu strongest
terms. The Leavenworth Times pub
lished the following in regard to the
The ch linn in of the coinmitt ;e, Vin
ton Srillings K-iip, who had niiile a pre
Tious trip to examine the biidge and
thoroughly endorsed it, suggested that
each member of tho committee ttute his
"Mr. Knox said h:; thought it a graud
success. The Nebraska City business
men who were at first skeptical of the
scheme were now enthusiastic in its
"Mr. .Xl-y-d was enthusiastically in
favor of the project. lie reported in de
tail the operation of tha bridge at Nebras
ka City and pronounced it an unquali
fied success, lie ssid that on seeing the
bridge he had to exclaim, 'Oh, Phav!'
and that his first impulse was to kick the
entire delegation and himself into the
river for living thirty years upon its
banks anil allowing engineers, steamboat
men and boat-builders to persuade them
that this river was an untamable terror
and that it would cost $100,000 to build
a floating bridge over it and that when
built it could not be held. The bridge
was so simple that he almost expected
seme morning to find that the Leaven
worth boys had put one oyer in the
night. It was the problem of pontoon
bridges worked elown to its simplest
4iJIr. Ashmun, a member of the com
mittee, shared in Mr. Bond estimate of
the project. The Nebraska City bridge
would bear any weight that could legiti
mately be placed upon it. The enterprise
had proren a bonanza to Nebraska City
from a standpoint of increased trade,
lie had taken special pains to inform
bimsslf on this point.
"Mr. Kodenhaus was on the commit
tee. He stated that many farmers from
Iowa now went to Nebraska City regu
larly to trade wh had not visited the
city before for twenty years. He is an
owner of property there and affirmed
that it had increased 50 per cent in value
since the completion of the bridge.
"Mr. liaiu confirmed all that the other
members of the committee had said.
Ho said the construction of t lie bridge
had put new life and vigor into Nebras
ka City and all united in uttiihtiting
their prosperity to the pontoon biidge."
The Nebraska City Biidge Company
had the following advice to give to
"Assuming that the biidge has enhanc
ed property 123 per cent in Nebraska City
and 10 per cent in the country opposite,
(and these are the lowest estimates), the
total increase in values is over n million
and a half dollars ckeatkd by a hhiugk
CO.STINU I.KSH THAN ONE T1IIKTIETII OF
that hi m a splendid illustration of the
power of inventive genius. At Nebraska
City, where rolls in grand and awful
majesty the deep and dark Missouri, in
twenty-eight days, as if by magic, a bridge
was thrown across the raging riyer. and
the residents, who had, for fifty years,
shivered upon the shore, encountering
the delays and dangers, the $1 charge
and the insolence of ferrymen, were be
wildered to see people crossing at any
time of the day or night with an affable
and accommodating bridge-tender hand
ing them back 75 cents from their $1.
A million dollor steel railway bridge
completed about the same time was
finished unnoticed, but this cheap struc
ture, costing less than one of thair piers,
was chronicled by illustrations and
editorials in all civilized countries.
What this pontoon did for Nebraska
City it may do for yours and hundreds
of other towns."
If the people of Plattsmouth ever in
tend to have a pontoon bridge now seems
to be the time to arrange for it. $3,000
ou the part of the citizens will build it.
Stewart proposes to subscribe $8,000
and put in a f 1 0,000 bridge, but this
proposition is only made till May 10.
Three Similar Cases.
There is something peculiar and start
ling in the result of the three murder
cases tried in this section during the past
month. At Falls City Frank Clsrk was
acquitted for killing Dr. Hanlin, who
had induced Clark's wife to secure a di
vorce and marry him. At Omaha Miss
Beichler, who killed Harry King for de
sertion, was found not guilty, anil at
Auburn Ben Skillman was cleared for
the killing of his sister's seducer. There
was n evidence to disprove that each of
the accused had committed murder, but
public sympathy was favorable to acquit
tal, and the result was as stated. It tray
hare the effect of putting a check upon
seduction, but whether the public will
have as creat respect for the law in fu
ture remains to be seen. Auburn Post
Homeward the fools of Oklaiiaua take
Oklahoma Boomer: Say, my little mis
can you telPlne the way to the. ferry?
Miss Vanity, (thinking only of herself
land misunderstanding): You awful man
you, how dare you call me 'fairy?' But
if it will do you any good to know, I
live in the brown stone front.
A few men who had only '"been over"
a short time went out to hunt forbear by
Hock Bluffs, and seeing a small boy they
asked him: "Bub, what kind of game do
they have around here?" 'IJjsi; ball is
! the favorite game just now, sir," replied
the kid, and the sportsmen hunted all
day for this fk-rce gain', but were un
able to shoot any of it and returned
home empty handed.
( The assessor is now making his rounds
listing your property and taking down
your earthly possessions in black and
white. The assessor is not a bad man
at heart, but lie does assist people to tell
some lies that make a man tremble for
the future of the town. The assessor is
a very accommodating fellow. If you
live in the country he will lit your corn
It was oniy a scrap of paper gayly toss
ed along the street by the wind, yet it
bore an inscription which brought sympa
thetic thoughts to Tim Jokeu for some c f
the citizens of this place, on account of
tilings gone by. It was evidently the
top of a letter head, and read "Dufour &'
Co., Cattle Dealers." While here they
also dealt in suckers.
Sudden Death at Manlev-
This morning at 4 o'clock County Cor
onor Boeck was aroused, from his rest
and called to Manly by a telegram, to
hold an inquest over the b ody of a
woman. Last evening the dead body of
a woman named Cook, who has during
the winter made a living there canvassing
for books and fancy articles, was found
in the road near Manley. It is supposed
she dropped dead from appoplexy. She
was about fifty years of ago.
GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON,
TCESDAY EVENING, APRIL 30,
AT 8 O'CLOCK P. M.,
WATERMAN OPERA nOUSE.
Who says Nebraska is'nt the fairest
h.nd on earth .'
The Jokeu often hears the cry, "stop
my hat" t'jese windy days. Though the
wind does not blow through a man's
whiskers (when he hasn't got any) it gets
through a man's hat all right enough.
It has been suggested to the Jokeu
that the wind would blow through a
man's whiskers today, however, he has
met several men who were heavily beer
ded and their breath could not be sur
mounted because of the whyskyrs ou it.
Plattsmouth's boom is a solid one.
"Let her go Gallagher."
According to the county wedding re
cords Weeping Water proposes to con
tinue the county seat fight with great
"Like sunshine in a shady place,
The poet called a woman's face"
That gladdened all who saw its beauty,
A face, no doubt, that beamed with health
That blessing which is more than wealth.
And lightens every daily duty.
O how can woman, whose hard life
With a many a wearing pain is rife,
Escape the gtasp of such affliction,
And be a power to bless and cheer?
The answer comes both swift and clear
Take Pierce's Favorite Prescription,
Dr. Pierc-j'a Favrite Prescription is
the only medicine for woman's peculiar
weaknesses and ailments, sold by drug
gists, under a positive guarantee from
the manufacturers, of satisfaction baing
given in every case, or money refunded.
See guaranteeprinted on bottle-wrapper.
Til is powder never variu.i. a h...v.i .i lim
it, strength aii( liolesomenes. Mure econo
mical tiiHii the ordinary ktnuV, ami cannot be
sol. I in eotnneiition with the multitude of low
test, shirt weight alum or plioxplia'e powders.
SitUI null in ran. Koyal It ak I. sit 1'owukk
C O., l(Hi Wall 6t. N. V.
Wesco tf s.
ii ExEiiSiitioii Every Saiyrday
In Front of our Store, an
Jy the way. youn; man, have
you seen those beautiful Prince
Albert fcuits at We.scottV. They
are about as perfect in Fit and
Makeup as tailor-made, and at a
great saving in cost. Von know
they are the correct thing this sea
son for business or dress, and make
a man walk like a prince. Vol
will appreciate them, your ma will
like them, and vour wife or best
(.nil. will adore the e.Mjuisitc beau
ty and shape of them.
If you wear Flannel Shirts this
summer we have the line that will
interest you. Those made by the
famous Manhattan fchirt Company
are par excellent in styles and fit.
A lull complement of shades and
grades just received. Spring and
Summer Underwear and Ilosiery
for men, in all grades. Handker
chiefs, Tseckwear, Collars and
Cuffs, latest styles. Reliable
goods, lowest prices. We are in
clined to small margins.
C. E. WKSCOTT,
The "Boss" Clothier.
Ice Ice Ice.
We have started our Ice wagon and
are ready to contract and deliver Ice in
any quantity. Having the best Ice in
the city, we guarantee satisfaction to all.
Telephone 72. tf
II. C. McMaken & Son.
EVERY PinajIIASEU OF ONE DOLLAR'S "V70UT11 OF
HATS,. CAPS, BOOTS and SHOES,
or anything in our Elegant Line of Goods,
KO SMOKE OR SMELL
To the new CO.tr. (HL Stove
just recelvt tl;it Jolinon SSros.
Call and see tliecis. Tlicy will
Elegant Suit of Rooms for Rent.
Conyenient to business, city water, gas
and other conveniences for family; those
I now occupy. Apply before may 10th to
tf John R. Cox.
Entiteling them to a chanco at the'Drawing which will
take p'ace October 1st.
The Leading Clothiers, - 5U & Main St.
Are YouCoIng to Alaska?
If not, y,u ougtit to buy one of those
economical Alaska Refrigorators of Hen
ry Boeck and keep cool this summer.
And furnish your house and office nicely
so you can enjoy life; it wont cost you
near as much as you think it will. lie'
has his basement, first and second floors
stocked full of furnishings to B'.-lect
Tickets are now on sale at .J. 1
Young's for the Washington rtcepth-n
and banquet. The ladies will esteem it a
f iyor if those expecting to attend will
procure their tickets early.
Banquet tickets 75c. G tilery tickets
25 cents. tf
Gravel and Sand.
The undersigned have opened up a
good sand and gravel pit and are now
prepared to furnish screened gravel or
in sand any desired quantities. Giv:; u
'! It IIatt it Maiitiiij.
We have started our ice wagon and
are ready to contract and deliver ice in
any quantity. Haying the best ire in the
city we guarantee satisfaction to all.
Telephone 72. tf
II. C. McMakkn & Son.
I have oOO acres of good p.-isture. and
any one having horses or c -vvs to pasturo
will, do well to call on w..
J. I J. Sl.ATKK,
tf 1'l.itUniouth, Nebraska.
Plenty of feed, Hour, grah-im and
meal at Hoiscl's mill, tf
Notice of Application for Druggists
Permit to Sell Liquor.
To whom It may nonce rn : Notion I- hr-Iy
Kiveii l liar t.Ii iimier-Mu'Ml wtli inak'? a;li-eati-
n t Hie oifv enimeil of l'NM-moiiili at the
liir rejcular iii M-tiie in May. lN!i. for a permit
l s?!! in :t. HpjritiioiM a wl i on 1! lor f.r
no-dicii.al. meeliaiii ?al a id s icnnn.-iii Hi pur-lew-,
fur fli- y'.r '-miiui; May lt. H at my
place l business in the eilv iif I I u Ih.iiouMi,
Casi county, Net. W.J. Wakkick.
OfimsTG- TO -A. CONTEMPLATED OHZAInTG-E I2ST THE FIRM
JIUST SACRIFICE HIS J30.000 STOCK OP CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS, DOOTS, SHOES, FURNISHING GOODS, TRUNKS AND VALISES, FOR SPOT CASH ONLY;
3 Alii? 3:1-3 Suits $1.
Cliilds Kneo Pants 25 cts.
Soys Wool Suits $2.65.
Mons v7orIiin Suits &3.
Wool Blacls Worsted
Mens Ovosalls35 cozits.
!,o2is Wording Sh.irts 35 cts.
Mons Blu 2Tlannol Skirts 75c
Hans J cans I3 ants 85 cts.
Ksns Blacls Wool Hats 35c.
2,Sons Caps ZTivo cants.
2ens Worlzing Shoes $1.
Hons Sewed Shoos, Button or
Mens Calf Boots 31.SO.
Hons Shirts and Drawers 25
Seis is tlae reatest SitiugIiter Sale ever sees In Cass eiasity. Ef yi want to save 5
cents on every dollar tony yoar (Roods S"
TEIbL C23LdL s3L2lsLTb)l OinLO-IFiriLco C?Zo"fc3bL:iLiz
lattszn-o-ULtli, IfcTeTcL. 0;p;posite tlxe CIt3T Hotel.
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