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About The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19?? | View Entire Issue (May 13, 1889)
Tne Evening Herald.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY.
Or. 4. HalUhary h I ho tsrlaitre right to uhb
Ilr. Strlnaa'M l.oral Antbtlc for th I'lul-
Kxlractlua of Teeth In thlcitjr. Office KocWwood
Ir, Wither, ItontUt, L'nlon lilork.
The pay car arrived this morning
from Omaha on No. 10.
Itcguinr council meeting tonight,
considerable business anticipated. j
It has been decided to hold the A.
O. U. W. ball at Fitzgerald's hall in
stead of Kockwood. It occurs "Wednes
District Clerk Showalter is now
making out notices of trials for the at
torneys to serve for the coming term of
the District court.
St. Marry 's Guild rallied their quilt
off last week and No. 23 vras the lucky
umber, which was held by Fred Ebiu
jrcr. The Guild made $25.
- All members of the A. O. IL are re
quested to meet at Fitzgerald's hall
Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Business
of importance. By order of Secretary. 2t
The ladies' a.! society of the M. E.
church will meet Tuesday afternoon at
1 o'clock, at the residence of Mr. Jlouse
lvorth, Main street, between Tenth and
Rev. F. S. Blayney made a very In
teresting talk to young men at the Y. M.
C. A. hall yesterday. - His subject waa
serving two masters an impossibility
from either standpoint of spiritual or
A telegram was received yesterday
by Judge Russell, announcing that his
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Horace II. Russell,
was dangerously ill at her home near
Weeping Water. Mr. and Mrs. Rus
sell went out by carriage and returned
There will be a strong Attraction st
Boyd's cpera house, Omaha, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday bights' and Satur
day matinee this week. The brilliant
spectacular play. "The Twelve Tempta
tions," will be presented with all its gor
geous scenery and will be seen by a large
number of Platt3mouth people.
Yesterday's issue of the Omaha
Herald created quite astir amongsociety
people, having a large amount of spnee
devoted to the Belles of Nebraska, whicli
list was lead by the charming Jli&tresses
and Misses of Plattsmoutb, Quite a
number of engravings from photographs
were published and many highly compli
mentary remarks were made. Plattr
mouth always takes the lead.
Thursday night of this week an
fintertainment befitting the season will b
jj'iren at the Lewiston M. E. church near
Three Groves, the proceeds of which g
to the paator. Extensive preparation;
are being made and there will be served
a table supper and ice cresm. Yocal and
instrumental music will be the order of
amusement; and all are invited to come,
especially vocalists. The nights are now
moonlight and if it ts not cloudy it will
make a pleasant evening drive for the
voung men with their best girls.
Dave Babbington was very unfor
tunate this morning. At 10 o'clock, in
the arrival of the pay car, he got his
check and had it cashed, and receiving
Lis money in bills he roiled them up and
bound a rubber aroun 1 them and placed
the money in his pocket; Going to tin
depot, then to the store house and tht-n
home to dinner. After dinner he felt
for the money and it was gone, a hole in
the pocket reycaled the probable exit of
the tills. He retracing of his steps fad
cd to find the money. Dave will always
have a warm spot in his heart for tin
tinder if he shows up to divide.
The plan of closing all -the stores
and business houses of Plattsmouth at
8 o'clock in the evening has never yet
been successfully operated, nor with even
one class of stores, but there , docs not
seem to be any reason why it cannot be
done without inconvenience to any
ne. Saturday night might be excepted
and any other night when there is a large
gathering of people in town and in holi
day purchasing time, and here pay-day
might also be excepted. At Lincoln then
is a movement on foot to close all cloth
ing and dry goods houses at 8 p. m. com
mencing April 13, and in Beatrice and
several other Nebraska towns S o'clock is
generally observed as the closing hour.
More especially could this time of closing
be established in our city now, if mer
chants are willing, without inconvenience
to any one, whil tight hours is the
time of employment at the shops. Tte
subject has been suggested to the Her
ald by merchants themselves, and it
ecm3 to be a plan thoroughly practice-.
Lie, but the adopting of it lies with the
Saturday Judge Chapman readered
a decision in a case at Lincoln which has
created considerable interest since it came
into the district court. R. B. Graham,
the present mayor, was elected April 2.
At that time he was alderman from the
Fourth ward. The republican from the
Fourth ward expecting Graham's seat in
the council to be vacated by his reaigua-
tion, nominated one Cooper for the place.
On April 1, Graham tendered his resig
nation as a member of the council to the
council. Opposition being manifested
by some of the members the resignation
was referred to the committee on elec
tions. On the city election, April 2.
Graham was elected mayor and Cooper
got nearly all the votes in his ward, there
being no opposition. April C, the votes
cast on the 2nd were canvassed by the
council but no action taken on Cooper's
votes. On April 8, the resignation of
Graham was accccptcd and a call made
for a special election in the Fourth ward
to fill the vacancy. Cooper and W. S.
Hamilton were the principal contestants,
and this time Cooper got left and
Hamilton was taken into the council.
Cooper then filed a mandamus
writ in the district court. The
issue was, whether Graham's resignation
became operative April 1, or S- if the
latter, then there was no vacancy to be
filled at the election of April 2, and if
the resignation took effect April S, then
Cooper is not entitled to the office, as
there was no vacancy at the time of his
election to fill. There is a further ques
tion brought up which is, whether the
city council had authority to call a
special election to fill the vacancy oc
casioned by the resignation of Graham.
The judge held that under the law a
mandamus wa uot the proper remedy,
but a quo warranto proceeding, which is
also pending in the court in the ense in
which Cooper prays that Hamilton be
declared uU enfifled'to the office, and
that he is entitled to the oice aud or
dering his enstallment therein.
A. Stone Mason: "When I came to this
county fifteen years ago I used to laugh
at any one mentioning frost-bitten s?one,
but I have learned better since. This
piece of stone I am trimming now could
be easily split by clipping outward. I
have helped lay much .fine foundation
stone quarried here in old Cass, but when
we come to handle any that has laid out
during hard winter we have to watch
for the frosted pieces.
R. B. Windham: I am going to have
the Herald strike ma off one hundred
slips with the editorial printed Saturday
entitled "Plattsmouth,1 to send to for
eign capitalists and manufacturing firms
with which I frequently have occasion
to correspond. It would be an excellent
plan for eyery business house in town to
have some printed matter of that kind at
band and when sending a business letter
abroad place one of them in; it would
successfully advertise the merits of the
city and keep the advantages of the
place in circulation for the benefit of
fon ign capital.
Key. II. B. Burgess: 1 am so glad to
sec that the plans for electric motor pow
er and manufacturing have been success
fully carried through, and think it should
meet with every encouragement. Its a
grand thing, and nothing can equal it to
benefit the city. It is such a magnificent
power and light. Plattsmouth has all
the natural advantages for a city, but
has been somewhat looked over, but her
time has come and she cannot help mov
ing rapidly forward. .
Mr. Vanarnaman: This is the place for
a city. She could hardly be expected to
be an Omaha all at once, but the way
is opened up to an unlimited
growth. The $S0,000 court house, elec
tric plants and hotel with all other ex
tensive priyate and public improvements
is just what will doit. Plattsmouth will
make a fine town, and if I didn't have
great faith in the futura pf "Poor old
Plattsmoutb," as the saying used to be,
I would not be here today.
An Observer: Some looming improve
meats and enterprises haye recently struck
PNttsmouth, but I want to tell you they
hit the right place.and there is many more
to follow. These new movements and
investments of capital are only the pre
liminary steps to establishing a great
city Located as she is, with resource after
resource, Plattsmouth's advantages to
ward all capital ormanufacturing firms are
inviting and exceed the privileges offered
by any neighboring town, and every
dollar invested here now while property
is nt reasonable figures is worth three
invested in a towo where property is
high and one that is already overstocked
with factories and capitalists.
How It Would Have Been
One hundred years ago, or thereabout,
George Washington selected the District
of Columbia as the seat of the new gov
ernment his valor and wisdom had cre
ated. The place selected was not, nor
never has been, the center of the nation
of which it is the capitol. and now many
of our citizens have to travel thousands
cf miles to reach the capitol of their
country. If H. G. Race, the accom
plished editor of Weeping Water, had
been.running his paper at the time of
Washington's location of the capitol he
would have terrified Washington by
saying: "You are acting the hog in ele
(fBiiil 0 losing til S & o
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 in 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.
T5 cents comprises everything that sold as high as 1.25.
Si. 00 buys a very neat Dress in White or Colors, well
Our 1.50 line of Dresses have been reduced from $2.50.
At 2.00 you will find some excellent values worth double. -At
$2.50 very cnoice and fine; the material is w-rth what we
ask for them.
$3.00 takes in everything in the Line that sold as high as $0.60.
The sizes run from 1 to 12 years of age, and in every case we
will cheerfully refund the money it not fully a advertised. Do not
misa 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. Wo are showing an elegant line from 20c to $2.00 each.
J, Iv- P, Carper is in from Rock Bluffs
W. L. Wells, of Pouth Bend, was in
the city today.
Miss Ella Copeland returned to Omuha
this morning from a visit at the home of
W. R. Furdy..
E. W. Fenton, of the grain nrni &f B.
K. Windham & Co., of Glenwood, Iowa,
was in the city this morning.
P. J. Foley, of Brainard, Minn, stopped
in the city yesterday to visit at Mf A.
Dixon's. He was enroute with the con
ductors' excursion to Denver.
Dr. J. II Hall left this morning as one
of the delegates to the grand lodge of
the A. O. U. W. to be held at Hastings.
The other delegates are Messrs. Gutsbe,
Henry Weckbach, Frank Morgan and F.
E. White, and will follow tonight or to
An Awful Seen In a LoVnsvlllo
Home by the Suicide of an
Yesterday a special telephone message
came to Coronor Boeck and also to The
Herald, announcing the suicide of Mrs.
Sarah Stevens at Lwuisville, at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph W. Griffin.
Coronor Boeck telegraphed back that if
it were a clear case of suicide his services
would not be needed and did not go out.
J. W. Griffin is foreman of the Omaha
Land Company's stone quart ies at Louis
ville and highly respected. Ilia mother-in-law,
Mrs. Stevens, wno has lived with
him has been a little demented, and yes
terday at 11 o'clock a. m. accomplished
the destruction of her life in the kitchen
by cutting her throat with a razor. Her
daughter stepped into the room just in
time to be. a witness to the awful act and
catch her mother in her arms. The vil
lige of Louisville was greatly excited
over the occurrance and the daughter
who saw, but not in time to prevent the
act, was for hours distracted. Death
came to the old lady five minutes after
the razor had done the work. She was
about seventy year9 of age. The funeral
will occur tomorrow.'
Lost: $40, one $20 and two $10 bills
between Cass County bank, the depot
and the B. & M. store house. Leave
at Dovey's stare. Finder rewarded.
The Hkbaxd Job Rooms are tht most
complete in the county.
your ice cream with the lightning freeztr
j sold by Johuson Bros. 9vlm
ONE THOUSAND CONDUCTORS
of Railroad Trains Pass Through
Plattsmouth for Denver
Yesterday morning the largest body of
any one class of men that has went over
the "Q" and B. & M. passed through thi3
city in all the railroad luxury the times
can afford. It was the "Q" excursion
for railroad conductors going to Denver
to attend the twenty first annual conven
tion of railroad conductors of the United
States, Canada and Mexico.
The excursion was in three divisions
two of eleven and the other of twelve
cars, thirty-one of which were elegant
Pullmans, making three of the grandest
train of cars that ever hauled an excur
sion party, and these cars were loaded by
railroad conductors from all eastern,
south-western, northern and Canadiau
states and provinces, representing every
railroad in eastern North America. Tne
use of the Pullman coaches was tendered
the conductors free of charge, and the
road way, engine and train men were
generously supplied by the "Q." The
train divisions were taken in charge at
Pacific Junction by divisions as follows:
First section drawn by engine 203, Robt.
Smith engineer, J. W. Harding conductor;
section two, engine 227, Warren, engineer,
II. K. Waldrou. conductor; section three,
engine 108, Ford engineer, Secor, con
ductor. These train crews have charge
from Pacific Junction to Hastings. The
trains passed through here between 5:10
a. ra. and 6 o'clock, and arrived in Den
ver at 10 o'clock last night. There wer
in this excursion probably one thousand
conductors and many more arrived in
Denver today from other directions, so
that the population of Denver will be
materially increased for a few days and
her hotel accommodations tested. Last
year the order of conductors held their
convention at Toronto, Canada, and the
vear before at New Orleans.
Buy Furniture at Boeck's.
Those who delight in looking at fine
bedroom suits and upholstered furniture
can be completely gratified by stepping
into the furniture store of Henry Boeck,
corner Main and Sixth etreets. - You can
purchase at this store any furniture from
the common chair to the finest uphol
stered. See my fine Alaska Refrigerators
and bargains in odd pieces. . a
- . . Hexkt Boeck.
NO SMOKE OR SMELL
To I lie new COAL Oil, Stove
just recelvedat Johnson Dros.
Call and nee them. . They will
50c. on the
Ladies' Fancy Balbriggan Hose reduced from 50 to 25 cents.
At 50 cents pair we are offering our entire line of Ladies' Four Thread
Colored Lisle Hose, worth double.
At 75 cents pair we are offering our entire line of Ladies' Spun Silk
and Silk Plaited Hose reduced from 1 and 1.50.
Children's Fancy Balbriggan Hose at 25 cents pair, worth 50.
At 35 r-ents pair our entire line of Children's Extra Heavy i'lain and
Bibbed Lise Thread Hose, reduced from 73 cents.
At 50 cents pair our entire line of Children's Verticle Stripped Lislo
Thread Hose, worth double or money refunded.
Vou cannot afford to miss this opportunity to buy Hosiery enough to
last you all season, for at these prices they do not cover tliQ
first cost to manufacture.
FOR A SHORT TIME ONLY
Wo will continue our Dress Goods Sale for a Short Tiipej 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 hold at SV.50 and &JO.00 - ryflncfci
Only 60 Days frlore.
Time is flying and our goods are selling. Don't
wait until we are out to Pueblo for you will
never get such prices as ive are offcriny.
Ladies Kid Toe, 75 ct Slippers, will
" Low tjrescenr, l cupper, v.ui sell lor 1 00
" Oxford Tie, 1 73 Low Shoe, " " i jjq
Glaze Dongola, flexible, 2 25 blioes will sell for 1 85
Fine Glazed Dongola, flexible, 3 00 Shoe, will sell fi,r 2 40
a a u a
" French 44 " " 4 50
Glove Grain, S. S.y 1 50 Shoe, will sell for
We also have a great many bargains in Mens, Eovs, Misses and
Childrens, that we have not space to mention.
It will be to jour interest to call and get prices before buying
Business is done on business prin
ciples at Wescott's Boss Clothing
House. Goods sold at an honest
price without impositions. Unr
music, to which we referred in a
former notice, will start up today
to the tnne of One Hundred Fine
All-WoolCassiinere Suits for Men,
sizes from 34 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
ufacturers. Don't fail to see them.
Don't tail to buy them. You save
from Five to Seven Dollars on a
Suit over anything in the market.
Also One Hundred Boys Suits
All-Wool and very desirable in
Style and Make-np, at the exceed
ingly low price ot Six Dollars and
sell for 50
turned 3 UO Shoe, will fetll for 2 40
Also One Hundred Children's
Suits, All-Wool, beautiful styles,
at $4.00 and $5.00 each. No
tlouse carries better Clothing,
few as good, and at these prices
yo.u ought to be charmed.
We will introduce you to our
Underwear in our next notice. -C.
The "Bogs" Clothier.
e nave started our
are ready to contract and deliver ice in
any quantity. IIaying the lest ice in tbe
city we guarantee satisfaction to all
Telephone 72. " tf
H. C. McMakew & So.
thSB Sale A fine Emerson piano, cost
1110.00 cash. Reason for felling, leav
ing the city. Apply to Mr. D O
McEntee. First Natioaal Dank tf
Q!HL ATED to do general home
work. For particulars enquire at tb.
residence of A. R Todd. 4 d6t
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