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TilE DAILY HERALD i I'LATTSAtOlTl'fl, NEBRASKA, TUESDAY, MAY 14, 1SS9.
Tne Kvening Herald.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY.
III". 4. S1UI,nrf hathn rxrlasWe rli(!it to axe
Dr. Stdnas'a Loral An"itliMie for thr I'atnlrga
Kc fraction ofTeMli la thU rlly. Ofllee Uorknootl
Dr. Wlthrn, DrntUt, I'aloa Block.
Locate in the StaK City.
Tho big 25 cent circus tonight.
--Don't forget the circus tonight.
Ask the people how they like the
Kains may came and rains may go,
but Plattsmouth's boom goes on forever.
Lot 10, block ;0, near the B. & M.
tihop grounds was Eold at sheriff's auction
Taylor's show was well patronized
this afternoon. Th grand street parade
was giyen al 1 o'clock.
The old time one ring circus this
afternoon was a good one with many
Dew and startling features.
A replevin suit of C. II. Parmele &
Co. v. Jacob Schneider, of Cedar Creek,
was lifard in Judge Russell's court this
P. S. Sandelfs little boy found the
$40 advertised in yesterday's Hekald
lost by Dave Babbington, and it was
safely returned to him. Dave is as hap
py as usual again.
Frank Ben fer, who was hurt about
the head at the Dutcli Picnic Sunday, had
Clias Ilainey arrested today for assault
and battery. Judge Pottinger heard the
case. Defendant had no attorney.
In tha wreck of the Presbyterian
church, when the rubbish was cleaned
partly away, a chair and the faithful old
s clock were taken out unbroken, and the
clock was even in running order.
Mrs. Libbie- Sheffer is lying at her
home on Main street at tho point of
death. She is well known in the city
and her daughter has many sympathising
friends. Her trouble is a complication
The premium list of the Nebraska
State Fair and Exposition has been print
ed. This fall will be held the twenty
third annual, from September 0th to 1.1th
at Lincoln. The Nebraska state fairs are
generally one of the leading and grand
est affairs held during any season, an.l
the fair this year is haying every oppor
tunity improved to keep up the unusual
ly good reputation of Nebraska's exhibits.
NO SMOKE Oft SMELL.
To the new CO.tb OIL. Stove
just receivedat Jolmcn Dri.
Call and see tliem. Tliey will
"Mis3 Agatha Tucker spent Saturday
and Sunday with friends in Greenwood.
Mary, the little daughter of Jamer
Hartshorn, died Friday at 10 o'clock p.
in. The services were held from thf
Baptist church, Elder Mayfield conduc t
ing the fwncral exercises in a very fitting
The village was terribly shocked Sun
day morning by the intelligence that Mrs
Stevens, a widow lady some 70 year
old had committed suicide by cutting
her throat with an old dull butcher
knife. Her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Griffin,
was in the house alone r.ith her when th"
horrible deed was committed. She is 'if
present writing nearly wild with giicf.
The body will be buried near. Platts
J. A. Sutton has been proff ered a very
desirable position in Ashlind, which he
will no doubt accept. We are sorry to
have him leave town and yet 'in thij
world it is every fellow for himself.
A Letter to the Baptist of Platts-
mouth and Vicinity.
On account of the ill health of my
wife I resigned my pastorate in Herman,
Jliun., end moved to this place Inst
month. While I am awaiting her recov
ery I wish to become acquainted with
the Baptists of this county. I live in
South Park, just west of the B. & M.
J. It. lumber yard. Please call and see
or drop me a card, Lock-box IOCS,
Plattsmmth, Neb., and I will be pleased
to call and see you.
J. M. Wood,
AN ARMY DESERTER
Surrenders to Deputy Sheriff Miller
This afternoon as Deputy Sheriff Miller
at in front of the county building on
Main street, a young man somewhat un.
couth, stepped up to hiiu and wautcd to
l.e ar.-ested. He stated that his name was
Wm. O'Day; last fall he joined the U. S.
army and was stationod at Ft. Laramie,
Kansas, in Co. F., seventh intantry. He
deserted recently, thinking he could do
better for himself out In the world. Evi
,rtetly his efforts for himself have been a
failure. Deputy Miller arrested hiui as
a deserter and placed him in jail to await
instructions from the government.
ONWARD AND UPWABD
Sho takes her way to bo the Star
PLATTSMOUTH'S GREAT FUTURE.
The Past a Foundation Deep and Broad
fur the Prosperity now at Hand.
Her Miilp'M Come Home and will Open
a Lively Traffic
A Clance at Our City.
Who said "Poor old Plattsmouth?"
The lottery wheel of fortune which has
been turning over the state of Nebraska
for twenty years pointing to this and
that new city until the state has been de
veloped in every part with capital and
the great agricultural resources drawn
upon by a million people. City would
rival city as capital and influence would
be brought to bear; but now the time has
come and nature's site has received the
signet of the future to be the Stah Citt
of Nebraska. It has long been wonder
ed at by observers why our city, loe ated
at the confluence of the Platte and Mis
souri rivers, had not become posses
sor of the wealth and traffic of the state,
but the prosperity of other citie3 is the
back ground, and the quietne?s of our
own advancement is the natural found
ation for the development that ha uow
New York stood long a quiet seaport
town till there was the great organized
country behind to develop her natural
To only look at Plattsmouth has, here
tofore, hid the value there is in it, to in
vestigate the city js to admire it and seek
tiie opportunities offered itaj are bound
It might ba well, as this city opens up
on this new era of life to look at the
past condition of tilings to see what there
is to warrant the grand movement. The
IIiiitALD will not go extensively into her
history or even widely, upon any present
discription. but will condense our state
ments to a few facts. It is true Platts
mouth has Lad no great boom, she has
not all at or ce put her real estate up to
the Chicagc line and scared the people
into buying, but fair prices and a fair
and reasonable amount of real estate
transfers have constantly been the shape
of her growth, and what is the result? It is
most healthful; and no such thing as a
relapse has occurred, but property
owners and wealth and value of prop
erty has increased till that can no longer
be the probable outcome of a boom. To
pomt out the town's healthful growth
the following pieces of property have
been selected, without partiality: In
1880, the lot owned as a residenca lot by
Jas. Sage, corner Pearl and Sixth streets
bought for $100; $500 would not buy it
today. Eighteen years ago the beautiful
residence lot of J. V. Wecgbach's could
have been bought for $.;0, now $1, 500
would not reach the lot regardless of the
house. The lot where the Carruth can
ning factory now stands could have been
bought fifteen years ego for $ 300 but to
day 3,000 would only be a fair price.
Ten years ago M. B. Murphy bought sev
eral lots adjoining his residence cn Chi
cago avtuue for $33 each; today $300
would not touch them. The Presbyter
ian church lot recently sold for $3,500
was donated to the church in the seven
tics by M. 'Dodge, as valued atseveral
hundred dollars. The lots on Main and
Eighth streets, owned by F. Carruth for
residence property were bought about
1874 for $150, and today are good $1,
5'J0 lots. In 1S7S Henry Boeck'a fine
corner lot was for sale at $1,500; now
the lot is worth $-5,000 cash. Not many
years ago the lot where the IIekald of
fice building stands could have been
bmght for $350, but $1,800 is only a
fair price, now. Ten years ago the two
coi ner lots of J. A. Connor on Vine and
Seventh streets were probably worth
$200 each; $000 ' is their value today
The two corner lots on Main street by
the fire bell tower ten years ago were
worth $-400 each; they are held today as
two choice lots. The lot where the
Stsulelniann house now stands could have
been bought for $800; but is now worth
$3,000. Twelve or fifteen years ago the
Streight lot, bought a few days ago for
$1,000 for the Presbyterian church could
have been purchased for $50.
We have not in all this time had any
boom, but property has steadily advanced
in value and held its value'. On Main
street the lots increase in value about
$300 per annum, residence lots within
three blocks of Main street increase
about 20 per cent per annum in value!
Is that not a growth kept up for these
years worthy of confidence? But again
neurly half of the value has been made
in the last four years. TttE Herai-d
oleases to term this a "foundation
growth'' for the great Star City of Ne
braska which, tha present movements
seem to indicate,
There is o being done in our city
a great amount of public and private
w ork, and this summer $50,6u6 is to be
appropriated on the river front by the
government. The $25,000 hotel, $50,
O00 electric lamp manufacturing plant,
electric car3 and lights, extended street
railways, and an $80,000 court house are
the beginning pf the fruits,and the loca-
tion and natural advantages of the Stah
Citt will keep her Joominp, while the
probable opeuing of a canal with the
Platte f r a great water power if a scheme
for great things.
ifliti GlOSlilff Kit Ills
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 tho 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.
Y5 cents comprises everything that sold as high as 1.25.
1,00 buys a very neat Dress in "White or Colors, well
Our SI. 50 line of Dresses have been reduced from 2.50.
At 2.00 you will find some excellent valijc3 worth double.
At 2.50 Very cnoice and fine; the material is wr rth what we
ask for them.
$3.00 t&.kes jn everything in the Line that suld as high as 0.50.
The sizes run from 1 to 12 years of age, and in every case we
will cheerfully rein ml the monej" 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 af 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.
AV. J. Ilesser was in Omaha last night.
Nelson Jean was a visitor in Oiualn
tod a j.
Attorney S. F. Thomas has retu;ued
Mrs. J. P. Taylor and daughter Nellie,
were visiting in the city last night from
Mrs. L. A. Newcomer left this moni
tor Lisbon, Perkins county, this state, to
visit a couple of weeks.
Clayton Barber and Ed Barwick were
Omaha passengers this morning to at
tend the semi annual conference of the
Brotherhood of St. Andrews. Several
other young men expect to attend tomor
row, also Rev II. B. Burgess.
THE WAY OPENED.
City Council Passed Ordinances
and Resolutions that Will Keep
the Ball Rolling.
Electric Lights and Motor.
C lty council met last night in regular
session. Present Murphy, Ilemple, Salis
bury, Simpson, Shipman, O'Neil, Jones,
Brekeufeld and O'Connor.
Several minor petitions were read and
There was a petition presented from
the Plattsmouth electric motor railway
asking that the streets be graded on
Sixth, from iain to Elm, west on Elm
to Duke, on Duke to Eight. Also a
small amount on west Oak street in the
vicinity of the old driving park, and
asked that a small amount be appro
priated to do the work, Motion from
Salisbury to appropriate $200 to b ex
pended by the committee on streets al
leys and bridges carried.
A report from the school assessor, C.
S. Twiss, showed the city's population to
be 11,149. Report accepted and spread
upen the minutes.
The following bills were reported
favorably by the committee ou finance
and warrants ordered drawn on various
funds for their payment:
Jas Patterson, salary last quarter. $ 75 85
W II Malick, feeding prisoners. . 23 50
J W Johnson, salary. 130 fJO
C F Nichols, masonery work ....
W H Malick, boarding prisoners
V. II Malick,
Byron Clark, salary for quarter..
Jones & Jqhus, sewer construction
Jones & Johns, extension ca draju
Scotford MFg Co., dog tags. .'. .
I II Dunn, salary
Jno Fit'oatriek, salary
Peter Merges. room rent. ,
Jas Grace, salary
Piattsmoutb Oass Co, two rao
J O Wijeht, labor...
Bell McCarty, labor .............
J W Russell, labor. ............
J W Sage, labor., 24 00
M M Morgan, labor 40 00
G II Poisail, cutting trees 5 00
Jas M Woodson, keeping boy. .. 50
Richey Bros., lumber G4 8:
A communication, or petition, from II.
iioeck asking for $10,002 damagse to his
brick block from the sewer was referred
Report of city marshal was referred to
committee on finance.
Clerk's report referred.
Treasurer's reoort was accepted and
referred to finance committee.
Kenort of police iudre read and re
A resolution transferring $500 from
the occupation tax fund to the general
fund was adopted.
Resolution passed ordering a eidewalk
id on B. -& M. street on the east side.
An ordinance namins the new street
from Main to Marble "streets, through
block 32 and 47. "li. & Al." ttreet was
read and on motion the name changed to
'Richey" street. Ordinance passed as
A communication from Mr. Rosewater
was read stating that he had investigated
the established grade of the corner cf
Pearl and sixth streets, .and, although in
the end it would be the best as estab
lished, yet ou account of the present im
provements to be benefited, an ordinance
was submitted by him. lowering the
grade two feet at that corner and chang
ing the grade of the neighboring street,
not to conflict therewith. The ordinance
chaneins the established erade was
A petition in relation to the above
ordinance, from neighboring lot owners
to the corner of Pearl and streets, pray
ing that it beadopted, was also read, ac
cepted and spread on tho minutes, and
prayer of petitioners granted. This
petition also provides for the grading of
tne-corner within ninety days after the
first of June.
On motion city engineer was instructed
to make a survey of the corner and
make a report as to the amount of the
fill and probable cost.
A complaint was niade by AVm. Neville
thafr two culverts on Chicago avenue
were in bad repair, and that the water
company had not laid their pipe in that
ward where ordered.
Simpson moved that the dirt necessary
to make the till at the corner of Pearl
and Sixth streets be taken from the north I
side of the Main street cut till it be re-
duced to the lot line, and ail that is lack-
ing be taken from Sixth and Seventh
streets Seconded and passed. j
An ordinance prohibiting marketing
Ladies' Taney IJalbriggari Hose reduced from 50 to 25 cents.
At 50 cents pair we are offering our entire line of Ladies' Four Thread
- Colored Lifcle Hose, worjh 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 F 'ancy Balbriggan Hose at 25 cents pair, worth 50,
At 35 rents pair our entire line of Children' Extra Heavy Plain and
Ilibbed Lisle Thread Hose, reduced from 75 cents.
At 50 cents pair our entire line of Children's Verticle Stripped Lisle
Thread Hose, worth 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 the
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 oods of lis.
Our line of Spring Jackets sold at 7.50 and $10.00 reduced
e2& ca 9 eiaftid Barer :k3
nly 60 Days IViore.
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 we are offeriny.
Ladies Kid Toe, 75 ct Slippers, will sell for
a LmV Crescent, 1 25 Slipper, will sell for
" Oxford Tie, 1 75 Low Shoe, " "
Glaze Dongola, flexible, 2 25 bhocs will sell for
Fine Glazed Dongola, flexible, 3 00 Shoe, will sell for
Glove Grain, S. S., 1 50 Shoe, will sell for
We also have a great many
Childrens, that we have not space
It will be to your interest to
on the streets from wagons in paving
district No. 1, was referred to judiciary
An ordinance amending the present oc
cupation tax was read. After consider
able discussion it was decided to read the
ordinance by sections for revision. It
was then moved to pastponc the consid
eration till next meeting, and the ordi
nance be referred back to the judiciary
committee to reviser it with the city at
torney motion passed,
An ordinance permitting, and granting
to O. II. Ballou the right to construct
and erect erectric plants, without refer
ence to time, for lighting and 'motor
purposes, proyided he, within a reason
able time, erect the same. Arc lights not
to exceed $12 per month, to burn till
midnight, and incandescent lights till
midnight $1.25 per month; till 9:30 p.
f q caadle power, incandescent lights.
$i psr month. Ordinance placed on
readings and passed under suspension of
jjr. Ballou, thanked the council for the
unanimous adoptinq qf the ordinance
and. stated that the system would be put
in quick as possible and they would
IFt cEFL la dtttk jDT HTa
for 2 40
" 3 00
" 3 75
bargains in Mens, Boys, Misses and
call and get prices before huyin?
would endeavor to do the city justice
The committee instructed to Investigate
the opening of a road into South park,
recommended the immediate opening of
Ninth street into that place. It would
make a beautiful drive and can be open
td without much grading at a cost of
$400 in cash and, lot 8 block 1, in Don
nelly's addition. Matter was ordered
continued by the. committee to report
again at next meeting.
Jones moved that the culverts in Sec
ond ward on "Wellington avenue be re
paired by placing in riling at Eleventh
and Twelfth ttreets streets on Washing
ton aveuue. Motion passed.
Shipman moved that the clerk be In
structed to order the water company to
place the water ma-ng in the Second
ward that have been ordered.
Simpson asked and fiioved th-it gratf.
ing be done on Patterson avenue at
intersection with Clinton atreet. Motion
Plenty' of feed, flour, graham and
meal at IleUePa milL tl
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