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Tw MythlraJ Maa.
Marco Polu'n TraTI!' rirea
account of two island, "duftant
from K-n'ironin aboat fiOO miles to
ward tho Pfeiith, and aboat thirtj mile?
from each otlifr, the otio being inbab
Hwl by i company of men without a tin
Itlo woman unions llx-m, tbo other by
women without the company of men.
They are called, respectively, the Inland
cf Alalen and the Inland of Females."
loojrapherM and other interested in the
curiosities of history and navigation
have made many attempts to ascertain
the rxiwt location of tlieso fantastically
namel little njecks in the great ocean;
bnt even after w much research and
lady the Eitrio;ui unwell as the Amer
ican ideographical societies have been
forced to admit that their whereabouts
is doubtful in the extreme.
Some believe them to be identical
with the Footnote islands, near Socota,
but these last named are now too small
for human habitation, besides being too
near the shores of the Red sea to cor
respond with those mentioned by Marco
Polo. The mot probable conclusion
that has yet leen arrived at is that Se
rodah, a email island on the west coast
of India, is the celebrated "Island of Fe
males," it being the resort of dancing
girls and women who retire to the place
for a summer's outing after a hard win
ter's work on the continent.
As far as Marco Polo's "Island of
is concerned it is irretrievably J
lost, the combined efforts of the geog
raphers, the historians and the travelers
not being equal to the task of bringing
it from the mysterious mists which have
hidden it for centuries. St. Louis Re
public. Hoards of Trade In Western Cities.
The novelty in western life is the in
evitable combination of leading citizens
pledged to promote the best interests of
their town. Such a body is variously
called a board of trade, a chamber of
commerce or a commercial club. It is
the burning glass which focuses the
public spirit of the community. Its
most competent officer is usually the
highly salaried secretary. He does for
his town what a railroad passenger
agent or a commercial traveler does for
his employers, that is to say, he secures
business. He invites manufacturers to
set up workshops in his city, offering a
gif fc of land or of land and money or of
exemption from taxation for a term of
years. The merchants, and perhaps the
city officials also, supiort his promises.
In a Sonth Dakota city I have known a
fine brick warehouse to be bnilt and
given, with the land nnder it, to a
wholesale grrcery firm for doing busi
ness there. In a far northwestern city
there was talk of sending a man east on
salary to stay away until he conld bring
back capital to found a smeltery.
These boards of trade often organize
local companies to give a city what it
needs. They urge the people to sub
scribe for stock in associations that are
to build electric railways, opera houses,
hotels, convention halls, water supply
and illuminating companies, often divid
ing an acknowledged financial loss for
the sake of a public gain. Thus these
boards provide the machinery by which
the most ambitions, forward and enter
prising communities in the world ex
pend and tilize their energy. Julian
Ralph in liana's.
Salaniaudrr from .rtsin "V11.
Mr. II. It. Zimmerman, of Albion,
Ind., recently discovered in a trench
leading from an artesian well a good
sized and very lively mud puppy or wa
ter dog. This well is eight miles north
of Huron, S. D., and is 1.250 feet deep.
Everybody was confident that the rep
tile came from the well," as there is no
other water for miles and miles, its
head was shaped like that of our com
mon catfish, its color was similar to that
of the cattish, and it had bushy external
gills, besides four legs.
Many conjectures as to what the ani
mal dould be were made; some persons
thought it principally fish, others lizard,
and the most general conclusion was
that the thing was a mongrel between the
two. A genius (Proteus) belonging to
the same family as the above (which we
take to le Nectnrus), and found in caves
in southwestern Austria, is blind and
colorless. Mr. Zimmerman states specifi
cally that the puppy found by him had a
good pair of eyes and was dark in color.
Lake Byron, twelve miles north of where
this batrachian was found, is said to fur
nish good fishing. Forest and Stream.
AViiere Artists Blunder.
"I never saw an artist yet who could
correctly paint a horseshoe," remarked
a friend of mine, pausing before a Broad
way picture store. "They invariably
paint it with an equal nnmlier of nails
on each side sometimes three, some
times four, and even live nails. As a
matter of fact, there are four on one
side and three on the other, the extra
nail being on the inside of the foot,
where the greatest strain comes."
Which reminds me of the lines of a
distinguished American poet in which
he sweetly depicts the drowsy cattle on
a summer's day lazily lapping the cool
ing waters of the crystal stream. The
same peculiarity is also poetically at
tributed to the horse and other animals,
the model of the poet having probably
been the house cat. New York Heralil.
Livery f I'arlor Mstid.
English parlor maids wear a distinct
livery, not often, though occasionally,
seen in New Y rk houses. This consists
usually of a plain, long, black or dark
woolen skirt, a loose, open jacket of the
same material, and either a white vest
with gilt or ornamented buttons or a
vest made of livery striin s. With this
are worn cap and apron. New York
A Puzzled Yankee.
A story is told of Lord Grosvenor,
who, while traveling in this country,
was asked by a Yankee how he got his
living. My lord replied that he did not
work, as his father snpported him.
"What a dear old gentleman," said the
Yankee; "how will you ever manage to
live when he dies?"- tSan Francisco Ar-
A BRAVE BOG DEAD.
HE RAN WITH .THE FIRE ENGINE
UNTIL ONE DAY WHEN HE - FELL.
Good MiUuml Dtttlo "C'hspple," of 14
Knglne Always Koaw Wlioa Ilia Ma
chine Wan L'allrd Out and Always Kan
Ahead of the Charging: Horses.
Everylody in tho Eighteenth ward
knew Chappie, the white bull terrior
that ran with 14 engine. Chappie was
a faithful attendent at all fires in his
district. Stretched out in front of the
engine the first ringing of the gong
would open his eyes. With cocked ears
he would wait to see if 14 was wanted.
When the doors were thrown open ho
raced in and out with an absurd energy,
playfully snapping at everybody, tumb
ling over himself, his incessant barking
saying plainly as words:
'Come, now, get a move on you; no
time to be lost; rush her along."
Chappie is dead now, and the firemen
of 14 engine ppeak regretfully of him.
It was on the way to the fire that
Chappie was in his glory. lie would
bound ahead of the galloping team furi
ously barking and springing np between
the horses legs. Spectators would close
their eyes, expecting to see him trampled
or crushed, but from under the flying
hoofs Chappie would come racing again,
lead the procession for a moment, then
back to the horses, biting and barking
and urging them on.
Arrived at the fire, Chappie became a
reasonable creature, again installing
himself on the driver's seat, comforta
bly wagging his stub of a tail as he
watched his comrades at work. Now
and then he would indulge in a short
bark of encouragement. The plucky
terrier had not escaped unscathed in his
frolicking with the galloping horses. He
lost a piece of his tail at one time, had a
leg broken at another time and received
One Saturday box was pulled, and
Chappie started to pilot the machine to
Twenty-third street and Third avenue.
It proved a tough trip for the dog. He
turned up with a fore paw broken in two
places after the excitement was all over.
It was bandaged and he was placed on
the sick list. In spite of that he an
swered 316 on the next night, running
ahead on three legs. He didn't have far
to go, the fire being on Broadway, be
tween Ninth and Tenth streets.
Probably the broken paw hindered
him, but somehow he got under the
horses' feet and went down. As he
righted himself either the pan of the en
gine or the pumps caught him in the
back and crushed him to the pavement.
The stout hearted fellows of 14 engine
could have cried as they returned to
their quarters, tenderly bearing the
The dog cami of the best blue blood
in England, having been imported by
William Waldorf Astor. lie had all the
gameness characteristic of his breed,
and scarcely a whimper betrayed his
suffering. Dr. T. D. Sherwood, a vet
erinary surgeon, who examined him,
found a fractured spine, a broken leg
and severe internal injuries. At first
the firemen were for shooting the dog
and putting him out of his misery, but
afterward it was decided to try and save
him. A canvas bandage was rigged on
two billiard cues above a dry goods box
and Chappie was suspended in it.
Dr. Sherwood took great interest in the
case, calling several times the following
Tuesday. There was a little hope on
Tuesday evening, but as the night wore
on the brave dog gave such evidence of
suffering in liis suspended position that
he was taken down and laid upon the
straw. It became plain from the ani
mal's agony that he was fatally injured
and opiates were administered. He died
at 2 o'clock on Wednesday morning.
Chappie weighed about forty-five
pounds. His ferocious looks utterly be
lied him. He was especially attached
to any one wearing a fireman's uniform,
but he was friendly enough to civilians,
and the children of the neighborhood
were his playmates. The only time he
lost his temper was when a policeman
hove in sight. He could not tolerate
that kind of a bluecoat and could tell it
at a glance from a fireman's uniform.
None of the finest made 14s house a
lounging place while in uniform. A
policeman once used his night stick on
Chappie, and the whole force was made
to suffer for it.
The firemen of 14 engine are full of
reminiscences of their dead playfellow.
Remarkable stories of his intelligence
are told. He understood the signals and
would not stir if the alarm denoted a
fire out of 148 district. While strangers
were permitted to make friendly ad
vances outside the door, a snarl and
gleam of ugly teeth warned against tres
passing inside. Chappie was left in the
house on guard upon one occasion. Fire
Commissioner Martin came in, but was
not permitted to leave until the men re
turned. New York Sun.
Mimicry in Caterpillars.
A very Jarge caterpillar stretched it
self from the foliage of a tree which I
was examining, and startled me by its
resemblance to a small snake. The first
three segments lehind the head were
dilatable at the will of the insect, and
had on each side a large black pnftillated
siot, which resembled the eye of the
snake. It was a ioisouons or viperine
species mimicked, and not an innocuous
snake. This was proved by the imita
tion of keel ?d scales on the crown, which
was producod by the recumbent feet as
the caterpillar threw itself backward.
I carried off the caterpillar, and alarmed
every one in the village where I was
then living to whom I showed it. Rec
ords of a Naturalist in the Amazon.
The Ueligloiiw Itillposter.
Massachusetts legislators, according
to the notices posted on the fence sur
rounding the statehonse extension, will
never have a chance to go heavenward.
Some one interested in their welfare has
issued an invitation which reads, "Come
to 'Jesus." Under these encouraging
wotds is the hopeless announcement,
"This wav ia closed." Boston Post.
"If men were am ecoaosnMam in their
Bocial ralfcaosM as woman r ws would
not b took a nation a? pendt)trif ts,"
aid T. B. Ion, of Minneapolis. "I was
impmawri with tha force of this idea to
day by an olervition begun in a cable
cur and pursued through a dry goods es
tablishment and a restaurant. I saw
two ladies chatting together intimately
on a car, and when the conductor ap
proached them to collect the fares one of
them had no change. The other offered
to pay for her companion's ride, but the
latter wouldn't submit to the proposi
tion. Instead she borrowed a nickel
from her friend, remarking as she did
bo that she would break a bill as soon as
the got down town and repay her. My
curiosity was excited to see if women
really dealt that way with one another,
no I followed the two after they got off
the car. They first entered a dry goods
store, where the borrower made a small
purchase, and as soon as she got her
change she handed her friend five cents,
which was received without the slight
"Then they went into a restaurant to
get lunch. Each gave separate ordero
and the bill of each amounted to thirty
cents. They marched up to the cashier
and each paid her own bill. Now, these
are small transactions, but they are in
dicative of the difference in the charac
ters of men and women. Had the obje ts
of my observations been men instead of
women, the man who offered to borrow
a nickel for car fare would have insulted
tho other, and one of them would have
ordered that dinner for both and paid
the bill, which, I may as well say, would
have amounted to dollars instead of
cents." St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
. The True Artist.
Henry Norman gives the following
instance of modest self estimate in the
case of a man who is one of the most
skillful and original artificers in the
world, and whose works are every where
This ivory carver sat in his little room,
open to his little garden, chiseling upon
a magnificent tusk, from which was
just emerging a very graceful female
figure. The ivory he held between his
knees, and the tools were spread out at
"How long will this take you?" I
"About four months," he replied.
"And what is the proportion between
the value of the material and the value
of the labor in such a work as this when
"I paid 140 for this piece of ivory,"
said he, and four months' work, at $-j0
a month, is $200."
And this man was estimating his work
at less than forty American dollars a
month! His was the true artist's tem
perament, for he was willing to accept
only what would supply him with the
necessaries of life, depending for his
actual reward on the joy of seeking to
do a perfect work.
"Are you not very sorry sometimes,'
asked I, "to part with one of these works,
that have been companions and a part
of your life for so long?"
He looked up for a minute at a great
white lily nodding above him in the
garden, and then gently shook his head.
"No," he said. "I expect the next to
be more beautiful still."
A Suggestion About Dinners.
The next time you give a dinner give
a good one. Do not feel that because
you can afford it your dinner must con
sist of complex, mysterious, rich, indi
gestible dishes. Xo one wants them.
All men hate them. When a man goes
to a restaurant he never orders such a
medley for himself. He never wishes
them on his own table. Few women
.care for them, and not one person in fifty
can digest them with comfort. Al
though such dinners are very common
in New York, they are not given be
cause we desire or respect them, but be
cause we are a rich and vulgar people
without the ability to realize our vul
garity. There are many people in this city,
and happily the class is growing, who
have the good taste and courage to offer
a simpler dinner to their guests. Such
dinners can be as long and as dainty as
the most fastidious may desire, and they
are infinitely more satisfying. Try t-
bear in mind that a dinner consisting of
complex and mysterious dishes is only a
development of American vulgarity.
When a woman gives such a dinner you
are correct in supposing that either her
own taste is vitiated and false or that
she does it because she thinks it "the
proper thing." In either case it indi
cates the presence of more money than
They Agreed Then and After.
A Baptist minister took charge of a
parish near Boston where he knew that
one man was decidedly opposed to his
pastorate. Soon after his arrival the
Rev. Mr. X. called upon Mr. A.
"Brother," said he, "I hear that you
think I am the wrong man to be the
pastor of this church."
"Well, to be frank," replied Mr. A., "I
do think that another would have filled
the place better."
"Now that is just what I think." said
the pastor. "But as long as we hold this
opinion in opiosition to the majority of
the parishioners, let's try to be unselSsh
and make the best of it."
After that call Mr. X. never had a
firmer friend nor more faithful cham
pion than Mr. A. Boston Herald.
Why Petrarch Is Kememhered.
Petrarch thought it , a disgrace that
his verses should be sung in the streets,
and he regretted that he had written
anything in tho vulgar tongue. No one
now reads his Latin poetry, but every
reader of Italian is charmed with the
poems that attracted and suited the pop
ular taste, which is made kin by a touch
of nature, whether from the l-re or the
pen. Notes and Queries.
The Irory of Solomon's Time.
U is not impossible that ivory and apes
in Solomon's time may have come from
Somali land and not from India. Scot
T Catholic St. Paul's Church . ak. hetwees
Fifth and Sixth. Father t ainey. factor
Services : Vhsm at -ud 10 :30 a. hi Sunday
ncuooi at z :30. Hli uenedicuut..
Chkistixn. Corner Lorust and EIkuiu htn
Krnrlced inornliiK and rvei ipir. rlrirr
aloway pastor Sunday School 10 A. M.
ItHB'joHAL. St. I.tikr's Church, corner Third
Hhd VIK-. He II II. HiiriieeB iiactor. Ser
Vices : 11 A. M . a d 7 -30 r m. Sunday School
Hi 2 :30 P. M.
( HUMAN M F.TiioiMST t urner Sixth St i
intuit". Kev. Ulrt. factor. Services : 11 A.
and 7 :30 P. M. Snnoay School 10 :30 A M.
I'HKHKYTrRlAfk. ervlcen In few church. cor
n-r Sixth and CrxMte Me. Wy . J . T. lHin
lHtor Miiula-sc ' l at 9 :.t0 ; 'reaching
at II a in ! f i in
1 h V K. f. C. r "f i h' church inets every
.Snhhitth eventi ) at lft In the hascmei t of
the cliiicili All i ie Invited to utt nd theee
Kiiiht Mthoiiiht. sixth St.. Iteiweu Main
and I'earl. Kev I. r. mitt. 1. 1). pastor.
Service :11a.m. 8 :0(i e. M Sunda School
9:30 a M fray-riiieeti Wednesday even
iKKMA I'KfHHYTKKiAN. Comer Alain and
Ninth. Kev W-tle. p:ist"r. Services usual
hours. Hund:iy chool 9 :30 A. m.
j SWfKDIKH "N(.HM)ATI(IKAI. C mil lie, D-
i ween i-mn ana iixtn
I'olokko Baptist. Mt. Olive. 1 ak. between
tenth und Eleventh Kev. A. Honwell. pas
tor. Seivi' es II a. in. mid 7 :30 p. in 1'rayer
reeennir v eont-soay eveninjt.
Yiiu.hi Mfn'h t tnti-TiAN Association
Koonis in ' aO'iiiiHii Mock, Main street. jos
pel meet Inc. for men only, everv Sunday af
ternoon at 4 o'clock. Koome open week day
ijoiii bzju a. m., : 30 p.m.
Wl'TH l'AKK TABKKNACLK. Kev. J. M.
W-)od, 1 astor. Services: Sunday School,
h. m.: i reacn int:, lis in. and 8 p. i.
prayer meeting Tuesday nifiht ; choir prac
ice Krid i' ni;ht All are welcome.
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It is guaranteed to give satisfaction, or
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For sale by F. G. Fricke
Lincoln, Blair, Beatrice and Kear
ney now have each two kinds of
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Perhaps you are run down, can't
eat, can't sleep, can't think, can't do
anything to your satisfaction, and
you wonder what ails you. You
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Do not confuse the famous Blush
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market. Get the genuine of your
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Fort Sidney is to have a new de
tachment of troops, the twenty-first
infatry being orderect to New York
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Mr. and Mrs, Loren Trescott are
keepers of the Gov. Lighthouse at
Sand Beach Mich, and are blessed
with a daughter, four years. Last
April she taken down with Measles,
followed with dreadful Cough and
turned into a fever. Doctors at
home and at Detroit treated, but in
vain, she grew worse rapidly, until
she was a mere" handful of bones".
Then she tried Dr, King's New
Discovery and after the use of two
and a half bottles, was completely
cured, lhey say Lr. rving,s Aew
Discovery is worth its weight in
gold, yet yon may get a trial, bottle
free at F. G. Frickey Drugstore.
The Homliest Man in Plattsmouth
As well as the handsomest, and
others are invited to call on any
drusrerist and sret free a trial bottle
of Kemp's Balsam for the Throat
and Lungs, a remedy that is selling
entirely upon its merits and is
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chronic and acute coughs, asthma,
bronchitis and consumption. Large
bottles 50c and
We offer 100 dollars reward for
any case of catarrh that can not be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
KJ. Cheney & Co. Props, Toledo,
We the undersigned, have known
F. J. Chene3r for the last 15 3-ears,
and belive him pefectly honorable
in all buisness transactionsand fin
ancially able to carry out an oblig
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Price, 75c. per bottle. Sold by all
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