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THE DAILY HERALD : PLATTSBIOCTH, NEBXtASKA, MONDAY, MAJ 6, 1889.
Tne Evening Herald.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY.
A. KIUIiary. DealUt, Iloekwood Building,
Tdtpbone o. W.
Dr. Wither, Dentine, I'nlon Block.
Ilejjular meeting of the board of
Regular meeting of the board . of
The wet weather flag has a gent
deal of "all to hung out on a day like
People who didn't have any Sunday
clothes to spread in yesterday were on
the lueky aide.
Masonery work was commenced this
afternoon on the Martin block. The
foundation tnrU out 3 feet 8 inches
Good sanitary measures for this
weather is light clothing, keep in the
limine, wear trotrles. and take a bath
J o r- '
every twenty-four hours.
The "Corner Giocery" company ar
rived in town this morning and at noon
gave a street parade with thfir band.
They play at the opera house tonight.
The Young People's Society o
Christian Endeavor will meet tonight nt
the M. E. church. That will b the
regular meeting place of the society till
J. P. Young today received from the
cast a very useful piece of moving furni
ture. It is a piano mover and can be
ns-nl with fc-ty to move either upright
tr square piano.
Maple seeds, which are now ripe
enough to plant are being haryested by
parties who have use for them on
their claims. They bring a fair price in
the tree claim regions.
The case of Gering vs. C. B. & Q
was decided in Judge Pottengcr's court
this morning in favor of defendant. The
cam was givn in Saturday's IIehai.p,
and was a suit for $15 damages to a
- Hiram W. Sheldon, a union soldier
who resides in this city, formally of the
Sixth battery, Wisconsin artillery, who
applied for a pension through his attor
ney, J. S. Matthews, has been successful
and was granted an $800 back pension
and $12 per month continuous.
Lincoln Journal: The telegraph
columns of the Omaha Woi'Id are on.c
times fearfully and wonderfully con
structed. The hopeless jumbling of two
dispatches the other day resulted in an
article far more humorous than anything
that has appeared on its editorial pag
for many a day. By this interesting
mixture a construction train was made t
enter Mrs Carter's room, killing several
calyes and injuring a number of people.
The World is enterprising at all times.
Why not have a bicycle club in
Plattsmouth? Quite a number of bicy
cles are now possessed by the young mott
of this city. The machines are all of bit.
style and movement and make beautiful
and graceful ''riding horses" for amuse
ment and recreation. The avenues an1
other streets furnish plenty of room for
local riding while several country rouds
leading into town are smooth and resptc
tably level. As yet there has been n
steps taken to organize a bicycle club
but such an organization would suitly
prove a success.
A boy by the name of Sitzman broke
into th store of E. G. Dovey & Son yes
terday by cutting through the screen t
the basement door. His entrance was
observed and reported to City Clerk Fox.
who "laid for him." After a while ' tlie
boy appeared with three oranges, ami
that, was all the plunder he had taken.
In the hands of the clerk the boy plead .
and offered excuses, and finally con
fessed? No. He offered Clerk Fox fif
teen cents next week if he would let
bim go. But the worthy clerk was not
to be Lribed and the lad was turned over
to the care of his father with a report of
his misdemeanor. It was a pitiable act, for
the boy doubtless did not realize what
he was guilty of, and it is a thing to be
hoped for that he will learn better and
do better as he grows older, when pun
ishment will be severe.
Today has been a continuance of the
mast disagreeable state the elements have
been in this spring. The promises of
rain which the clouds have given for sev
eral days has not yet been fulfilled, and
the strong south wind carries dust aud
aind into every open door or window of
the house and there it stays, and gives
all the household goods a disagreeable
touch and look. To be on the street, it's
all right till you encounter a wagon load
of dirt being premiscuously distributed
ou all personal property, and it is espec
ially delighted to light in the eyes, get
into the mouth and grind around the
taeii; to make them feel like they didn't
fit. JJofc then that's not all, the sun
dhines hotly nd by the aid of the dust
works the pedeawiaas up to that state of
ieeling which is generally observed in a
.crowd after a three hoars' wait for a
fourth of July procession. i
The Crassee, Cralns, and Crops on
a Stand Still.
Fanners are beginning to wonder what
will turn up or how they will be able to
manage things, and it is already a ques
tion of feed with them, for their stock,
on account cf the dry weather. The dry
fall and winter let the spring open with
a dry soil, but enough rain fell to Btart
all vegetation early and healthfully, but
the lack of frequent rains has kept back
the luxuriant growth which should now
be enjoyed by all grasses and small grain.
The grass, or pasture, which has not
yet been grazed upon this spring is far
enough advanced to furnish pasture for
a short time but its growth is too slow
with this dry weather to support any
amount of stock, and that grass which
has been pastured since the first of April
is eiUen down to tho ground and the
land cannot continue to furnish grass
without rain. All farmers, of course.
have their li ye stock which now ought
to be out at pasture, but they say tho
pasture will not support their stock.
Some of them have enough hay to feed
into the summer if need be but others
have not. Some good rains would
bring them out in shape but if their pas
ture land faiu much longer their stock
will be in the way.
But the small grain which came up so
nicely early in the season is also at a
aUnditill, and these hot dry winds hurt
the crop a "bushel a day." Yet none of
the crops are really damaged thus far the
need of rain is felt on all sides, anal the
farmers (and all other people; live in
hope from day to day. Wells and
springs still flow freely though, and if
dry weather does not seriously interfere,
the season will be a very fruitful one.
A Snide Firm.
Several weeks ago the Herald receifed
a reading notice from a so called Delos
Staples, of Portland. Michigan, with a
uromise that if it were inserted and bill
sent the sum would prcaiptly be remitted.
Not being able to fnd or trace any re
sponsibility to the name of Delos Staples
the proposition was consigned to the
waste basket. The notice which it was
desired we should insert was a "Descrip
tion of the Blueberry," which would
Sourish in this climate, bear heavily, was
very useful, etc., with Delos Staples as
sole agent. Every since then the state
exchanges which come to our tables by
the dozen have largely contained a "De
scription of the Blueberry," and not the
Nemaha County Grungtr prpvesthe first
one to have the last chapter of the atory
which is like this:
Some weeks since we received an ad
yei tUment headed "Description of the
Blueberry," with the lequest that the
same be run for a specified time in our
columns, and that the bill for the same
be forwarded to Delos Staples, Portland,
Michigan. We are not in the habit of
placing advertisements in our columns
without first receiving pay therefor or
ascertaining that, the advertiser is reliable
but in this case we first geye the "ad"
place and then sent the bill. Receiving
no aniwr, we drew on Mr. Staples thro'
the- bank. Our draft was returned, the
banker writing that he had sever been
able to collect anything from the party
oa whom the draft was drawn. We be
came satisfied that we were sold, but as
we had no thoughts of the party being a
dead beat for anything but for the sake
of securing advertiseing free we made no
mf-ntion. On Saturday Mr. John Lewis
of Aspinwall precinct called and in
formed us that he had sent an order to
this man Staples, but no reply, and that
he had since written two letters, but no
answer. The renders of the Granger can
take the hint and conclude,ns we do,that
Delos Staples of Portland, Michigan, is a
The Herald publishes this account to
warn its Cass county readers against the
firm if they have been tempted through
any advertisement they have read, and
as advice through other people's exper
ience to buy and order nursery stock
through home dealers.
Th Kicker Has a Rival.
Extracts from the first number of the
Kingfisher, (Oklahoma,) foomer, of
April 27. 1889:
'"Hafe Thimblerigger paid us a pleas
ant visit yesterday and told us he had
just won a fine quarter section at a shoot
ing match witii a tender foot. He paid
the funeral expenses himself. Rafe is a
"We learn that seven new towns start
ed west of this place oyerlap each other
very seriously. One man from Illinois
lives in three of them all at once and is
running for mayor of all of them."
"Coroner Goosefelter is so far behind
in his work that he requests us to inform
his patrons that he is doing the best he
can. His friends will oblige him by not
making efforts to increase his business at
"Jim Triggers called on us yesterday
and traded us a nickel-plated derringer
for a year's subscription to the Boomer.
He got the derringer from the man who
died suddenly after calling Jim a hcrac
tliicf. Come again, Jim."
"There will be a faro game and a Sun
day school running in this town tomor
row. All are inyited."
"The new cemetery south of town is
meeting with general favor."
"If any reader of the Boomer sees any
thing that he does'nt like in this paper
we will gladly take it back in our next
jissue. Chicago News. 1
. OF OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF
Having concluded to discontinue this Department, we have
thrown on our Middle Counter our Entire Stock, which we are offering
at a price that hi most instances the material could not be purchas
25 cents buys a White or Colored Dress trimmed with Em
broidery. 50 cents buys a Dress that was made to retail for $1.00.
75 cents comprises everything that sold a high as $1.25.
81.00 buys a very neat Dress in White or Colors, well
Oqr 31.50 line of Dresses have been reduced from 2.50.
At 2.00 you will find some excellent values worth dpuble.
At $2.50 very cnoice and fine; the material Js wi rth what we
ask for them.
$3.00 takes in everything in the Line that sukl as high as $0.50.
The 6izes run from 1 to 12 years of age, and in every case we
will cheerfully refund the money it not fully as advertised. Do not
miss this opportunity to lay in a stock of these goods, as you may
never get another chance to buy them at so low a figure.
The Largest Line of Children's
Embroidered Mull Caps
in this city. We are showing an elegant line from 20c to $2.00 each.
FRED HEHRMA2TT.!FRED HBRRMAHST.
Mr. Ed ?ard Jackson, of Burlington,
returned home this morning, after visit
ing in the city for seyeral days.
M. B. Murphy, Capt. II. E. Palmer, P.
Krause, M. D. Palk, and Mrs. Leslie
Hunt were Omaha passengers this morn
ing. Notice to Doz Owners.
Dog tax for 1889 is now due; taxes
must be paid and dogs tagged, or they
will be shot.
W. K. Fox, City Clerk.
-The question is puzzling some minds
whether or no the old Presbyterian
church building will be torn down. The
fact is the building stands just on theline
where the plans for the hotel building
places the dinning room, and for that
purpose the church will be used, the
hotel being built up around it.
Mr. W. B. Hargus, of Otoe county
was in the the city today to see the coun
ty commissioners concerning the bridge
across the Weeping Water, just above the
Otoe line. The bridge has been con
demned and Mr. Hargus was desirons to
know if the bridge wonld be rebuilt.
Elegaxt Spit of Rooms for Rent.-
Conyenient to business, city water, gas
and other conveniences for family; those
I now occupy. Apply betore may 10th to
tf John R. Cox.
Eyery thing in the Drug line at away
down prices at O. P. Smith &. Co's old
stand, E. W. Cook agt. for mortages.
The roint of View.
"Ic all depends upon the point of
view," is a phrase that has passed into a
proverb. It3 truth is illustrated anew
every day, but perhaps not often more
strikingly than it was in the case of a
wealthy railroad man, who, in company
with a journalist, not long ago visited
Pike's Peak, in Colorado, aud was shown
a magnificent prospect of the mountain
across a rocky gorge.
"Fine, fine, isn't it?" exclaimed the
"Fine? I don't tlunk so," said the
ailroad man. "How are you going to
iuii a railroad here?"
Here is another illustration of the
"point of view:"
"Wo call the tiger," said a vegetarian
philosopher, "a ferocious beast; but
what would we men be called if, for in
stance, mutton chops could speak?"
" One oa "Siegfried's'? Dragon.
fommy w-as taken tho other evening
by tiis father, an ardent Wagnerite, to
see "Siegfried." All went well till the
appearance of the dragon, whicij, as it
grotesquely balanced from 6ide to side on
bJs.auAtsiorelej, aprjeAled strongly to
osine Out Sale
rummy's powerrui sense ot humorT Tie
was finally calmed down by his indig
nant father without creating a public
scene, and it was then that Tommy was
struck with his usual great idea.
"Papa," he whispered, "why didn't
they why didn't they "
"Why didn't they what?"
"Why didn't they have it a hydra, and
then they could have had it sing
chorus?" Boston Transcript.
An Artist's Sympathy.
A personal friend of Tamberlik. the
famous tenor, tolls the following storv
of an incident which happened at Mad
riit. where the artist lived for twelve or
Mnrtcen years: "Oiie morning we won
.vaJking through the bird market, whei
udvloiii he drew a hank note for :
'; )us;in:l francs from hi1: VK.:ket. hough:
'! the lirtie creature.-, opened the cam :
.-.i shouted, l.utghutgly, as the LirJt-
v t:' i I'm- ::ir: "ixi and lo frc
Business is done on business prin
ciples at Wescott's Boss Clothing
House. Goods sold at an honest
price without impositions. Our
music, to which we referred in a
former notice, will start up today
to the tune of One Hundred Fine
Alb Wool Cassimere Suits for Men,
sizes from 31 to 42, at the nominal
price of Ten Dollars; no variations
to this tune. These Suits are
plums for close buyers, being fit
ters and sellers from the best man
ufactnrers. Don't fail to see them
Don't fail to buy them. You save
from Five to Seven Dollars on a
Suit over anything in the market
Also One Hundred Boys Suits
AllrWqol and very desirable in
Style and Make-up, at the exceed
ingly low price ot Six Dollars and
Also One Hundred Children's
Suits, All-Wool, beautiful styles,
at 4.00 and $5.00 each. No
rioi.se carries better Clothing,
few as good, and at these prices
you ought to be charmed.
We will introduce you to our
Underwear in our next notice.
C. K WESCOT'T,
The "Boss" Clothier.
Fine Job Work a specialty at The
Special EDrixres in
Lais' id Wen's Hosieiy.
50c. on the $1.00 Bargains.
Ladies' Fancy Iialbriggan Hose reduced'froin 50 to 25 cents.
At 50 cents pair we are offering our entire line of Ladies' Four Thread
Colored Li6le Hose, wo-th double.
At 75 cents piir we are offering our entire line of Ladies' Spun Silk
und Silk Plaited IIoso reduced from $1 and $1.50.
Children's Fancy Balbriggan Hose at 25 cents pair, worth 50.
At 35 cents pair our entire line of Children's Extra Heavy I'lain and
Kibbed Lisle Thread Hose, reduced from 75 ccntB.
At 50 cents pair our ontire line of Children's Verticle Stripped Lislo
Thread Ho3e, Mortli double or money refunded.
You cannot afford to miss this opportunity to buy Hosiery enough to
last you all season, for at these prices they do not cover tho
first cost to manufacture.
FOR A SHORT TIME ONLY
We will continue our Dress Goods Sale for a Short Time; remember
our prices are way below the regular prices, and a glance over our
Stock and Prices will convince you that you can save money by buy
ing your goods of us.
Our line of Spring Jackets sold at 7.50 and $10.00 reduced
Grasp the Opportunity!
Our Fine Four-Dollar
Hand -Turned Shoe is Sell
ing For Three Dollars.
W. A. B
Buy Furniture New.
Henry Boeck has three stories crowded
full of fine furniture but needs more
room. To secure this he will dispose of
his odd pieces of chair furniture at 50
cents discount. This is a bargain; come
at once. He has the most recent paterns
of plush, cane and plain furniture at fair
prices; and a handsome lot of baby car
riages. Prices on Alaska refrigerators
cannot be beat.
Henry Boeck's Furnitm-e Emporium.
NO SMOKE OR SMELL
To tlie new COAL. ulL Store
just recelvedat Johnson Bros.
Call and Meetnem. They will
Fine Artists' Materials, Beautiful
Shades of Wall paper and Decorations are
for sale cheap by E. W . Cook agt. for
mortages, at Q, P. Smith &. Co's old
stand " tf
C. E. Wescott is agent for Hunger's
Laundry. Chicago. Washinsr sent and
received every Wednesday evening.
Bring In your washing and bare it done
right, it costs no more than inferior
Plenty of feed, floqr. eraham and
meal at Heiael'i mill, tf
. ii .J . ESS
A Lady's Chances of Marrying.
Every woman has a chance of "catch
ing a husbvnd," but it is conceded that
young ladies between twenty and twenty-five
years of age are more likely to
draw the matronial prizes. However it
is not an unusual tting to hear of the
marriage of a lady who has paed the
three tree quarter century mark. Yet,
how can a woman, weak, dispirited, tn
ervated and tormented by diseases com
mon to her sex, hope to become a happy
Wife and mother ? Of course she cannot
yet by the magic aid of Dr. Pierce's Fa
vorite Prescription, all these obstacles ar
wept away. As a powerful, invigorat
ing tonic. Dr. Pier-.;'8 Favorite Prescrip
tion impart strength tn tli :
... " "VJG BTB
tern, and to the womb and its appen
dages, in particular. For over-worked
' worn-out." "run-down," debilitated
teachers, millinera, dressmaker, seam
tresses "shop-girl..," housekeeper., nurs
ing mothers, and feehl wnmn i
IT. it is the greatest earthly boon, beina
nnequaled as an appetizing cqrdul and
We have stnrfal i
.n, wascon and
tlVlt?" deliver iee
:P J "ln the beat ice in the
p ?8 uarantee satisfaction to all.
H. C. UcUaksx Son.
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