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Arrival and Doparture of the Malls.
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Ma'l should be deposited llfteen minute be
fore i lie above lime to iiiciire dispatch.
A oit.Ni) jury wit iiiip:uu-llel in Chica
go yesterday in the Cornin inunler case.
The patriotic heads of Denver have
planned to celebrate the Fourth of July
three days July 3, t and 5. This will
be Denver's greatest day and nun of
national reputation tire expected from
On xkxt Wednesday evening the
Omaha Bee will celebrate its eighteenth
anniversary at the opening of the Bee
I nil il rrr mi Eighteenth and Farnam.
Distinguished newspaper men will be
there from all parts of the Union.
Sot TiiEiiN enterprise is not altogether
unheard of, and especially when it speaks
with the force it has in Connecticut, lle
cently the contract for building 4,".00
feet of fence on the new Harvard bridge
was let to a firm at Dalton, On., which
was able to underbid competitors at
Boston, Cheimford, Providence and
other Eastern cities.
Tomohhow, June 14, is the one hun
dred and thirteenth anniversary of the
adoption of the stars and stripes as the
national colors of the American Union.
Several eastern cities will celt brate the
lay with a grand display of Hags from
public and private buildings. It would
be very appropriate for Plattfinouth to
A coMiuxK is reported between the
American and British salt producers to
run prices up. In speaking of this the
Globe Democrat "says: "This simplifies
the work for the republicans in congress.
A stroke of the pen, figuratively speak
ing, will put salt on the free list, and
the republicans stand ready to make that
Tin: casualty record is kept up in high
order by the telegraphic report in this
morning's papers. At (irinnell, Iowa, a
city disastrously affected by a cycloiw? in
lsi, burned yesterday with a loss of
$C00,00o. The roof of a mine in Wilkes
barrc, Pa., which had been extensively
excavated under thut city collapsed and
cracked the earth open in the heart of
the city, from which gas escapes in grea'
quantity; and by this accident eight hun
dred men are thrown out of employment.
A Sunday school excursion train in Iie
land wis wrecked and fifty children are
reported killed and many wounded.
The report recently gained consider
able credence that Justice Miller, of the
United States Supreme court, was about
to resign his seat in that high tribunal,
but has been denied by that gentleman
himself. Justice Miller is th; oldest
member of the supreme bench in
service, although not in years. In
lSlo he was born and in lr 02 he was
iut upon the Supreme IJjneh. Justice
Field, who was appointed a year latter
than Miller, was born in the same year
with him. The oldest member of the
Court in years is Justice Bradley, who wts
born in 1813. For three years pact fil
ler has been entitled to full pay for life
on resignation, but although his health
lias been failing, he still clings to his
post. His service on tho Supicr.-.c
Bench has now extended over twenty
eeven years, a period which has beta ex
ceeded in duration by but eight of the
forty-three persons who have been mem
bers of that tribunal. These in the order
of their appointment, were Bushrod
Washington, John Marshall, William
Johnson, Joseph Story, John McLean,
.Tame M. Wayne, 1 Soger B. Taney and
John Cat roc. The service of Marshall,
tvbo was Chief Justice, and Story was
the longest, each lasting about thirty
four years. .
Tiik Conemaujjh valley flood in
credited with the following state of af
fuira in the Ulobe Democrat: "There is
one spot in Knoxville, near Somerset
btreet, where the wave played a prank
which must hayc made it laugh if it had
any appreciation of humor. It didn't
dash the houses to pieces, or roll them
over, or move them half a mile or more.
Hut it gathered them up gently from
their foundations and put them down so
close together that there isn't room to go
among them. YY hen the people came
back from high ground, or down from
he roof after the subsidence, they found
their doors jam up against their pcigli
bor's walls. There were windows which
looked into other windows, and windows
which didn't look anywhere. Some peo
ple in stepping out of their front doors
found thein.selye.s at their neighbor's
back doors. It was like a dream in
which one finds things all askew and
keeps tn ing to do somthi::g which he
Plattsmoutii, in the grand rush to the
front line in big enterprises and institu
tions, ought not to forget to hayc nil
things up to the standard . This means
sidewalks. On lower Main street the
lat half bl ck on the north side and the
greater part of the block on the south
side the sidewalks now vainly attempt
ing to do service could, if able to talk,
tell of days wheu the steamboats landed
passengers a block farther east, and
would mention the fact that they fringed
the business houses of the town. Those
days and buildings are past, now, but
the sidewalks are not The walks there
are not in respectable condition, and yet
it is their duty to introduce every stran
ger to the Star Citv of Nebraska.
(And a stranger ought not to be aston
ished if he sets a car load of r stars be
fore he gets past them.) Main street
has generally had full twenty-foot side
walks laid, and as a duty to pedestri
ans, the traveling public and for the
good of tho town, "lower Main strett
should be lnvught up to the standard.
IMPORTANT TO THE CITIZENS.
A Traveling Man Creates Creat Ex
citementin the Empire House
Independence, Iowa, Oct. 14, 188S.
Rheumatic Syrup Co,, Jac7:son, Mich
Gents: Your Mr. Brooks came here
tonight and registered as agent for Ilib
bard's Rheumatic Syrup, and as he did
so it awakened in mc an interest never
before realized in a guest at my house.
You will not wonder at it when I tell
you the story. For years I have been
greatly afflicted with inflammatory rheu
matism, the pain and soreness of the
joints at times being almost unbearable;
coulel move about only with the aitl of
crutches. In additiou to this my stomach
became badly diseased, and neuralgia set
in, which threatened to end my day. A
traveling man stopping with me gave
quit a history of your Syrup, and the
peculiarities of its combination, which
induced me to try it. 1 havo taken six
bottles and no act in my life affords me
greater satisfaction than m writing you
I am a well man.
It will be a pleasure for me to answer
any comnuinlcaiioas, for believe it to
be the best remedy ever formulated,
A. S. Bowr.i:v, Pioprietor,
Empire House, lnilepender.ee, Iowa,
fold by F. G. Frickk & Co.
A. Qneer PocKetbook.
A bright, proud, very pretty young- lady,
with a portion of a bologna sausage, clasped
tightly in her globed left hand, created some
nuiet amusement in a U alnut Mill car luurs-
lav afternoon. She hail run out of Ca vacua's
v.-ith scvernl parcels in her hand just in time
to cateh a car. rantiag. sao accepted a seat
tendered her by ft creat bis iellow, m ho, hap-
nenins to look down, saw the piece of bologna
in her hand, and had considerable of a time
preventing an explosion. Then tho conductor
passe.1 through tue car. nen ne anpi oacuea
the young lady the packages were dropped in
her "lap and tho right hand reached toward
tho left, her eves unconsciously following. A
deep blush spread over her face as she
dropped the bologna. Springing up she asked
the conductor to stop the car, ana shcaiigutea.
The bi x fellow laughed heartier than ever.
In her hurry to catch the car, while in Ca-
vairna's, after making some purchases, she
nastily picked up what she thought was her
nurse. It proved to Iks a piece of bologna
sausage lying on the counter, and, never
r-laiichi!? at it. she hurried The fire
Hashed out of htr eyes when die returned to
Cavagna's for her purse, but nor a word of
reproach was uttered. Tno purse was there
awaiting her, and, taking it, she was soon
seated in another car, riding toward ber
boms, Cincinnati Enquirer.
rtituiiieit I l Texas.
Tho need cf material for serviceable pave
ments is ono very widely felt. In many cities
asphalt um brought from the famous pitch
lake of Trinidad has been used, being mixed
with a Pertain amount of calcareous matter
and heated to :uh a point that it wculd
harden on cooling. The uatund ndxture of
limestone and bitumen found in ttie deposit
of Val-do-Travers, of which the French have
so fresiy and successfully availed themselves
in tiie"coiistuftion of their pavements, is
thus imitated. The result U p. pavement that
rGS'sts tho action of air and water for u pou
sidcrable lougtb ot time. A very important
liscoverv has been made m Texas. In Col.
J. L. Tait's trip to the southwt of that
atato he picked up a small piece of dark Lluo
limestone which, on examination, was found
to be impregnated with bitumen in almost
exactly the same proportion as tue ai-
do-Travcrs product, and it was fin-tber
found that the quautity available was equai
to any demand that may tu iso. In addition
to this, maav deposits of bituminous sands or
shales occur which yield 10 per ceut., md
sometimes a larger amount, or tatumea.
liav York Commercial Advertiser.
DIVING FOR SPONGES.
A BUSINESS WHICH IS BOTH PROFIT
ABLE AND PERILOUS.
Th Fluent Cjooil Coihb from Mediterra
nean YViter Cibi antl Key Went Fur
iiIhIi a Cheaper Crade-Uow They Are.
Gathered, Aborted ami Sold.
Sponges are divided into two classes. The
first is that stylo which iierambulates on two
logs and works the horny handed son of toil
for a quarter of which class tho less said
The other is tho style which grows in sub
marine neighborhoods, and comes into the
companionship of clean jieople only when in
vited to do so. This latter is much tho more
respectable and valuable class.
Sponged are found only in a few localities
on tho earth's surface, and tho supply does
not nearly equal the demand. A very few
men havo it in their power to corner the
sjiongo market, but they have never done it
yet, and can bo depended on not to, for tho
reason that they already have as much of
the world as they caro to use. There is no
mercantile business known in which sales are
so certain with so little effort on tho part of
the dealer; where overstocking and dull mar
kets are so rarely known, or where the
profits'acquired aro so very generous.
THE DIVERS' WORK.
The best singes ure found in the Grecian
archipelago, in water as shallow m some
cases as forty feet, and ranging from that to
depths below any known soundings. The
deeper tho water the finer and more expen
sive is the product found. Tho Grecian goods
aro known as silk sponges, and grade in price
from $3 to $100 a pound, a range which is
accounted for by the idmost limitless variety
in texture, size and shaiio. To just what king
dom a sponge belongs there seems to be no
settled opinion. Mr. Lindner, manager for
tho Chicago company, when seen by a re
porter, stated that the formation known to
tho trade as sponges is the product of myriads
of small insects that gather tho floating
particles found in the ocean and build the
fungus like growth, much as coral reels are
built, attaching it to any substance they
find a rock or tho sunken timber of a long
Tho Grecian government controls all tho
Mediterranean spongo fields, and leases to
tho firms engaged in tho business such tracts
of water as aro agreed on. Tho boundaries
of these leased waters are fixed by floating
buoys, and no lease is made for more than
Tho dealer hires his sailors and divers, who
man the clumsy little sail boats 'and proceed
to their employer's grounds. Here the cap
tain in charge emplovs the water glass, scan
ning the bottom of tho sea in search of
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sponges. hen no nnus a promising ucu uo
directs tho divers. Iheso men aro mainly
natives, and work entirely naked. Each
boat is provided with a number of stones
weighing about fif t y ixnmds, to each of which
is attached a coil of fine ropo. The diver
takes up ono of these stones, poises himself
on the gunwale of the boat, inhales a heavy
draft of air and plunges head downward into
tho water, holding tho rock ahead of him at
ami's length. As he reaches the Dottoni ho
drops tho stone, which is hauled up into the
boat by the roie.
Tho diver gropes about until he can find
tho sponges, which ho puts in a netting sack
sw'uut' to his waist. Sometimes he does not
find any, and then, after creeping about until
his lungs warn him it Is time po return to the
surface, he springs upward, and, beating
both hands and feet, struggles into the arr.
Tho long holding of breath soon leaves its
mark in shattered health, and no diver can
follow thi business more than A Very few-
years. However, he makes money while he
is at it, often earning from 100 to $200 a
week an amount which ho fiuds dmiculty in
spending on the barren hills and scattered
villages of the archipelago. For the lower
deeps divers m armor are employed, who are
not so plentiful as the wages ot-red might
warrant, and who exact almost: any remu
neration they want.
Ono trilling objection to tho pursuit of
spongo diving is tho frequent visits of sharks.
Nearly a hundred men aro lost every year Li
Mediterranean waters, chiefly by tho vora
cious sharks, although a few of the divers not
in armor are occasionally drowned.
PfiEPARJNti FOR 1HK MARKET.
When enough Bpongc-s are gathered to fill
tho boat the crew proceeds to tho shore,
where the goods are spread out for inspec
tion by tho officers of the government, and
tho rate of tho lease is fixed by tho quantity
of sjxuiges securod. A field which 3-ields
nothing o the merchant costs him nothing
but his tmio 111 searching it. Aflev the gov
ernment dues are paid tho sponges are assort
ed carefully by experienced men, and are
then strung w ith a needle and twine and hun
in the sun on a row of low stakes to dry. Hy
draulic pressure is then employed in packing
the goods. When ready for shipment the
bales rtwpiiiblo compressed cotton, excepting
that thev are enveloped iu coarse lotlu The
range in quality of these Mediterranean
sponges is very great. row and then, 111
very deep water, a small, close fibered sponge
is found, very light in color, and when dry
nearly tho size of an orange. These command
a price as high as ?o0 a pound.
Tho West India sponge is cheaper in price
because poorer in quality. The fishing there
is done by poles gxolusiyely, the sponges being
found in water not more than forty feet deep,
They are known as sheepswool, grass, velvet,
reef and yellow sponges. The first mentioned
is the finest, and is quoted at from $2 to $3 a
pound, velvet at about $1, and grass sponges
as low as ten cents a pound. The quantity
imported into America amounts to $1,000,000
iu value annually. Key West, Fla., varies
her cigar making with a sponge fishing ii.-
dustrv. from which nearly oou,oou worth 01
sponges are taken each year. The volume of
the business increases yearly, as sponges are
put to a greater variety of uses as time goes
by, and this in spite of tho fact that tho price
has steadily inci&ascd for the past ten yeaxs.
Goods that could be bought for Sl.23 a pound
in 1S70 will bring $2.75 today.
A bad feature of tho business is that tho
American people demand a light colored
sponge, which in very few cases is a natural
color. To satisfy this desire strong acids are
used to bleach the goods, the effect being
very injurious not dy to the sponge, pu
to tha human skin upon which it is' after
ward used. In Europo sponges are used in
their natural color, but the general public
in America is not yet educated up to the
proper understanding of this matter.
' Another unpleasant fact, akin to this, 1st
that hundreds of sponges used at hospitals
aro bought up by street laiurs alter their
days of usefulness there are ended, subjected
to a chemical treatment supposed to clean
them, bleached or dyed to suit tho fancy or
tho vender, and then loaded into baskets and
offered for ealo pn tho streets. "vThether
thev are purged P all impurity is a question.
Certainly the best spoaga u tho cheapest oni
In tho long run, and the best can only bo
secured by paying an equivalent price. Chi
Bauk of Casa county. .
Becson, A. res.
Bennett, L. D. store.
Brown, W. L. office.
Ballou, O. II. res.
B. & M. tel. office.
B. & M. round house.
Blake, John saloon.
Bach, A. grocery.
Campbell, D. A. res.
Chapman, S. M. res.
Clark, T. coal office,
Clerk district court.
Connor, J. A. res.
County Clerks office.
Covell, Polk & Beeson, office.
Cox, J. R, res.
Craig, J. M. res.
Critchfield, Bird res.
Cummins & Son, lumber yard.
J. C. farm.
Cook, Dr. office.
Clark, A. grocery store.
Clark, Byron office.
Cummins, Dr. Ed., office.
District court office.
Dovey & Sou, store.
Dovey, Mrs. George res.
Dr. Marshall, res.
Dr. Cook, room.
Emmons, J. II. Dr. office and res.
First National bank.
Fricke, F. Q. & Co., drug store.
Gleason, John res.
Gyring, II. drug store.
Hadley, dray and express.
Holmes, C. M., res.
Ilatt & Co., meat market.
Hem pie & Troop, store.
Hall, Dr. J. II., office.
Holmes, C. M., livery stable.
Hall & Craig, agricultural imp.
II. C. Schmidt, Surveyor.
II. A. Waterman & Son, lumber.
Jones, W. D., stable.
Johnson Bros., hardware store.
Joliuson, Mrs. J. F., millinery.
Johnson. J. F., res.
Klein, Joseph, res.
Kraus, P., fruit and confectionerj
Livingston, Dr. T. P., office.
Livingston, Dr. R. R., office.
Manager Waterman Opera House.
McCourt, F., store.
McMaken, II. C, rea,
Murphy, M. B., store.
Murphy, M. B., res.
McMaken, ice office.
Minor, J. L., res.
Moore, Ji.A,, res, and floral garden
Neville, Wm., res.
Olliver & Ramges. meat market
Olliver & Ramge slaughter house,
Pub. Tel. Station.
Palmer . H. E. res
Petersen Bros., meatmarket.
Petersen, V-t rta
Polk, M. D., res.
Patterson, J. M., res.
Richey Bros,, lumber,
Schildknecht, Dr. office.
Shipman, Dr. A. office.
" 44 res.
Showalter, W, C. office.
Siggins, pr. E- & rw.
" 44 office.
Sonnichsen & Schirk, grocery.
Sel Kinkade papering and p'ting.
Streight, O. M. stable.
Smith, O. P. drug store.
Skinner & Ritchie, abstract and
Sherman, O. W. office.
Todd, Am mi res.
Troop & Hemple, store.
Thomas, J. W. Summit Garden.
Water Works, office.
Water works, pump house,
Waugh, 8. vea.
Weckbach & Co., store.
Weckbach, J. V., res.
Western Union Telegraph office.
White, K K., res.
Windham, R. B., res.
Windham & Davies, law office.
Wise, Will, res.
Withers, Dr. A. T., res.
. Wm. Turner, res.
Young, J. P., store.
S. Bczzeli Manager.
The effect of using Hibburd's Rheuuia
tic Syrup is unlike ail piedicints contain
ing opiufes or pohens, t being entirely
free from them. It cures rheumatism by
purifying the blood. Sold by F. G.
Fricke & Co.
The Herald Job Rooms are tlje, mo6t
complete in the county.
Elson, the Old Reliable Ono Price
jjothicr. is the pUce to get Business or
rtss suits cheap. tf
Liberal, -Mouse - Furnisher.
Furniture, Carpets, Bedding,
Gold Coin Stoves and Ranges,
The Best In Use. Also Ca6oline Stoves.
The Most Complete House Furnisher to be found in the. county.
I have everything you need to furnish your house
from top to bottom.
I SEL FOR CASH ON THE
AND DELIVER GOODS FREE
AUEKT l'OB THK WII1TK HKWISU MAt'lllXK.
Please call and examine my stock for yourself before buying.
I. PEARLMAN, - Plattsmouth, Neb.
SIXTH STUEET, BET. MAIN ANI VINE.
TO ANY PART
oir, SB rrrn
Tulbscrilbe For It.
Tub Daily and Weekly Herald is the best Advertising Medium in Cass county,
because it reaches the largest number of people. Advertising rate
made known on application. If jou have property to
rent or sell it will be to your interest to ad
vert ide in the Herald.
it inriEaia ip-git you.
PijATTSMOlTin, - NEBRASKA.
CAPITAL STQOEPAIPIN. - $50,0CC
Authorized Capital, f 100,000.
JKANK CARRUTH. JOS. A. CONNOR,
w. h. cusnisa. ctiier.
Frank Carrutb J. A. Connor. Y. It. Gutbmnu
J. W. Jobnten. Henry Boeck, John O'Keele,
W. D. M.rriain, Wni. Weteccamp. W.
Transact! m General Bauklne Bulneu. Al
who hare any Hanking buaiiiftM to transact
are tuvlted to call. N tter h
large or email tbe transaction. It
wlU rcelTe our careful attention,
aud we promise always cour
(.sues Cert locates of Deposits bearing Intert-si
Buys and sell Foreign Exchange. County
and CUy securities.
OF P LATT8MOUTH . NKBKA.SKA..
Offers tbe err tMt UolUWss lrb prompt
ttaasactlon of legitimate
sUoeks, Bonds. Gold. GoTernment and Loo 1
Securities Bougbt and Sold, Deposits receive
d and Interest allowed on time CerUH
- oatos, Drafts drawn.araUabie tu any
art of tbe UsWed tate and all
tae principal tow us of
Collection mads Jk promptly rerr.itteti
Hlgbsst market prtetl PAM fr County War
ttate aad County Bonds.
Jobs K. Clark, . O. Haksworta.
0. WaaKb. r.t. White.
jr KiTMUiLi), a. Xisaa
OP THE CITY
Bank of Cass County
Cor. Main and Fifth Sts., Plattameutb.
PAID UP CAPITAI
C. H. Parmf.i.e
.1. M. Pattkrsox
.J 8. Patterson, ju
... Ass't Cashier
C. II. Parmele, J. M. Patterson. Fred Gorder,
.B. Smith. It. B. Windham. B. S. Ramsey,
J as. Pattersuu jr.
A General Baling Business Transacted
Accounts Solicited. Interest allowed on time
deposits, and i-rompt nttentiou given to all
business entrusted to its care.
The 5th St. Merchant Tailoi
Keeps a Full Line of
Foreign & Domestic Goods.
Consult Your Interest by Giving Film a Csl
TPlf ttetarjcXTna tlx ,Tr.
Personal attention to all Business Entrust
to my cars.
SOTABY IX OFFICE.
Titles Examined. Abstarc-ts Compiled, In
surance Written, Real Eatate Sold.
Better Facilities for making Farm Loans than
Any Qt&er Ageocyv
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