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Wben tin- TikIIuu Were I'm id.
Faiuiintoa irL-iiti-l a gala apie&r.
ance Monday niter Ui bank cfi'uials Iiaii
C'isImmI cliccL's of the Indiaiu to the
amount of ijoo.OOO. Every hitching
post wan nnrromidd ly onie.s. Those
already im..v in;j vehicles drovo di
rectly to the livf ry tt-0. -. Vtvh curi
osity was ffrll hi to how i'mi Indians
would wnil their gold. Their firct pur
chases were made at the frait and con
fectionery stwi.w. One winaw quietly
bought a generous allowance of candy,
fruits, nuts, crackers and fifty cents
worth of chewing gum. Every Indian,
large and small, was mum hc-h eating or
carrying oranges. In a short time many
of the men had bought and donned new
suits of clothes. They exhibited a
marked preference in these selections
for navy blue. The niuaws meanwhile
were fast reducing the merchants' stocks
of blankets, calicoes, etc.
liy noon the agricultural implement
honses had ! l every style of vehicle it
their liossesj-ioii, and one merchant had
orders enough for a carload of spring
wagons or 'hacks.' Harness men soot,
found their ttocks nearly cleaned out
by the Indians. Several of them paid
high prices for horses in the morning,
and during the afternoon many farmers
brought hones to town, which they dis
posed of at terms far lx-yond their ex
pectations. At noon the Indians eager
ly sought the hotels fur dinner. The
squaws seemed to retain complete con
trol of the purses. The black eyeo
maiden purchased the highest priceu
hat in a millinery ttore.
An old squaw selected a new cart,
and paid ftlCO for a horse. She then pur
chased a new harness and stored away
numerous packages under the seat, after
which she tied the ioor, little, fagged
caynse pony (on which she had come to
town) behind, spread a new blanket over
her lap and turned her high checked
spirited horse toward the mission. By
4 o'clock a long line of new buggies,
wagons and carts well laden with every
conceivable article of merchandise
wound its way over the mountain to the
mission. The Indians were quiet, or
derly and dignifiedly jolite. Their con
fidence in the townspeople was evident,
;ia when they emerged from the ban!:
with their large sacks of money they
sat on the street corners to count it.
Tho happy fat her of several pappoosos
retired with his abundant supply to an
alley, where ho sat comix isedly counting
it ont. Cor. Seattle (Wash.) Post-Intel-
Tho Finger" Iraycr IJook.
Thirty-five or f orty years ago some one
issued the famous "Thumb Bible," so
called because it was scarcely larger
than the first joint of the thumb; now
Mr. Frowde, of Oxford, England, is out
with a marvelous little book, which has
been dubbed the "Finger Prayer Book."
This tiny volume has 700 pages and is
bound in morocco and velvet wita bras3
clasps. It weighs less than three
quarters of an ounce, is only 1 inch in
breadth, CJ inches in length and
i f an inch in thielrrsess. It is dinicult
ior one to belk v.e tliac r. book of 70C
pages could le made thin enough to con
veniently go into a common pocket
purse, but this is what Mr. Frowde has
achieved in Lis "Finger Prayer Book."
It is a marvel in r.ap -r making and one
' f whi'h thv r.Tjiho:, the paper maker
:md the piv. . ;;:e justly proud. A
i epy of it ! : :. i in silver with gold
t lusps will 1 ..' e::Iiio-iied at the World's
An old Xew Yorker, who takes snuff
regularly, wrote to Sanitary Superin
! endent Edsou a few days ago to com
plain that some snuff which he had been
using had caused inflammatory symp
toms which suggested poison. Dr. Ed
ion examined the sample of snuff which
was sent with the complaint and discov
ered that chromate of lead, known in
: he trade as chrome yellow, had been
mixed with the snuff to brighten it. lie
next ascertained where the snuff was
manufactured in the city, and called on
the manufacturer for an explanation.
Subsequently the manufacturer de
clared that he had used the poisonous
color in the snuff by mistake, supposing
that he was using a harmless means of
improving the appearance of the article.
He promised to stop using chrome yel
low, and also consented to destroy some
t f his stock which had been colored with
it. New York Letter.
A Prehistoric lSurlal Ground.
An interesting archaeological find has
been reported from the neighborhood of
Foster's Ferry, on the Warrior river,
about nine miles south of Tnskaloosa,
."via. When the recent high waters re-
eded from the river bottoms it was
found that the current had unearthed a
prehistoric burial ground. Great quan
tities of human bones, rough stonework
;,ud pottery were left exposed. It is sur
mised here from the nature of the relic3
found that it was a Choctaw burial
round, but a thorough examination will
i.emade at once and the results reported.
Tlte Season for Vog Distemper.
This spring season is very trying for
Jior.se bred doggies, and unless great
care is taken c f their exercise and diet
tl.ey are pretty sure to have a touch of
distemper. This will promptly announce
itself by rurning at the eyes and nose,
r.nd the small quadruped should be at
once taken to the doctor. No home
treatment v? safe, and a good doctor will
cure him in two days and prevent a re
lapse. Keep vermifuge comfits always
by you and give him one now and then
as a preventive. New York Press.
A Fault In the New Coin.
"There is a very serious defect in the
new silver half dollar that few people
appear to have discovered," said Milton
Everett, of San Antonio, Tex. "The
new coin is nearly as brittle as steel. A
hard blew from a hammer breaks it
completely in two. You can pound all
day on the coin which this one is in
tended to succeed and not crack it,
which seems to attest a superiority of
coinage in favor of the old half dollar.
St. Lcnis GlolKj-Democrat.
Iivi' iittly lingliftli ftpurrowa.
A lovtug f Indent of the English pp-r-row
as ho bird is to bo seen in Brooklyn
finds that tho little creature has in h::i
domestic relations many human traits.
When the sparrows are mating and
building, tho male sinks into insignifi
cance l-.-ide tho female. When a nest
ing A;icn is to bo selected tho malo looks
jauntily aliit and is ready to accept
anything that comes to hand, but the
h' U examines each proposed site with
critical care, apparently studies the re
lations of tho place to sun, wind and
rain, and finally decides tho question
with small consideration for the opin
ions of her sjouso.
When tho nest is to bo built tho house
wifely character of the hen again asserts
itself. She is busy all day long gather
ing sticks and straws to serve as building
materia5!. Nothing is taken haphazard,
but every stick or straw fits to a nicety
and is admirably adapted to tho end for
which it is selected. As to tho male, he
gives moral support and little else.
While the hen is devoting all her ener
gies to tho task in hand he sits on a
neighboring bough and encourages her
with music. Nor does she expect or
wish more at his hands.
Now and then, apparently pricked by
conscience, he leaves his perch, picks up
a clumsy stick or straw and carries it to
tho scene of tho building operations.
But his contribution is seldom received
with favor. The hen usually examines
it with the ill concealed scorn that wives
sometimes accord to domestic perform
ances of husbands, and in nine cases out
of ten she tosses away the proffered ma
terial as soon as the back of her spouse
is turned. New York Sun.
A Cowboy's Sense of Jlunior.
A glole trotting Englishman told me
this 6tory: "To show you that tho cow
boys are not as bad as they have been
painted in fact, that they are opposed
to anything like l3wbreaking and vio
lence let me relate an incident. There
was a poor clerk standing up over his
books at a desk in a shop on the main
street, and there was a cowboy riding
up and down the street. Well, the cow
boy saw the clerk and his sense of hu
mor was aroused by the idea of shooting
at him, d'you know. Tliose cowboys
have a very- remarkable sense of humor.
So the cowboy ups with his pistol, d'you
know, and he shoots the poor clerk right
through tbe head, killing him instantly.
"Well, now, that sort of thing is very
distinctly frowned upon by cowboys, as
a rule, and in tliis case the cowboys held
a meeting and resolved that the fellow
with the lively but dangerous sense of
humor should be hanged at once. They
put a rope around his neck, and there
being no tree anywhere in sight they
hung him to the side of a Pullman as
the train came rolling in. I've seen a
number of occurrences of that sort,
which makes me quite positive in stat
ing that though they are a very rum
Bort of beggars they are really not a bad
lot." Julian Ralph in Harper's Weekly.
A Lazy, Though Shrewd Fellow.
Tnlkinson a barrister and bachelor
combined, by tho way is a very sys
tematic man. The other day he had his
house fitted with electrical appliances,
and giving instructions to his servant
Joseph, he said:
"Now I want you to understand,
Joseph, that when 1 ring once that
means for you, and when I ring twice
that moans for Maggie, the housemaid."
Joseph, who is tho laziest wretch that
ever accepted wages he did not earn,
bowed respectfully and withdrew. A
little later the bell rang. Joseph never
moved. Presently it rang again, and
according to instructions Maggie came
hurrying to her master, who was Vtiry
"Why didn't that rascal, Joseph, come
when I rang for him?" said the bar
rister bachelor disgustedly.
"Why, sir," answered Maggie, ."Jo
seph is busy in tho office reading your
newspaper. When he heard tho first
ling he said to me, 'Now, Maggie, wait
until he rings the second time, and then
it will be you he wants.' " London Tit
Bits. Strange Cave Dwellers in Spain.
At a meeting of the Royal Geograph
ical society, of Madrid, Dr. Bide gave an
account of his exploration of a wild
district in the province of Caceres,
which he represented as still inhabited
by a strange people who speak a curious
patois and live in caves and inaccessible
retreats. They have a hairy skin and
have hitherto displayed a 6trong repug
nance to mixing with their Spanish and
Portugese neighbors. Roads have lately
been pushed into the district inhabited
by the "Jurdes," and they are begin
ning to learn the Castilian language
and attend the fairs and markets.
W. H. Larrabee in Popular Science
The Growth of Cailroad Mileage.
In 1830 there were twenty-three milc-s
of railway in operation in the United
States. By '1332 the mileage had in
creased to 229 miles, and in 1S33 the
country had 1,008 miles of railroad. The
first through railroad from the ear
westward was completed in 1842 between
Boston and Albany, connecting at the
latter place with the Erie canal. In the
same year the last link of the line from
Albany to Buffalo was opened. At the
end of 1843 the total mileage of all the
railroads in the country was o.COG miles,
or about 500 miles more than there aro
now in the state of Nebraska. Edward
Rosewater's Omaha Address.
The Flute Is Very Old.
The flute is very old in its origin, but
the flute of today is different from that
of the ancients. It has been improved
upon from time to time, and the old
people would probably fail to recognize
it now. The flageolet, which is some
what similar, is credited to Juvigny
about 1581. Harper's Young People.
Tall Men in Asia and Africa.
The tallest men of South America aro
found in the western provinces of tho
Argentine Republic, of Asia in Afghan
istan and Kajpootana. of Africa in the
highlands of Abyssinia. Yankee Blade.
' TIi Aktor Fortune.
i It is believed that tho estimate of C0,-
tK)0,00) which is made of tho shares of
his father's estate which John Jacob
Astor received is under the mark. Uiou
the division of tho property which Wil
liam B. Astor left his two nous. William
Astor's .share was inventoried at abort
00,000,000, and vhiZe his family have
lived expensively, yet they did not 1
gin to spend his income, and although
lie did nothing to increase his wealth,
tho yearly accumulations are lelieved
to have increased tho property bv some
$13,000,000. Deducting from this tho
$6,000,000 given to his daughters, or
$2,000,000 apiece, and the charge on the
estate of $300,000 a year for the lenefit
of his widow, it would still leave for
John Jacob Astor between $03,000,000
It is not the amount, however, which
the young man receives that causes spe
cial interest. The sum is so largo that a
million either way is of little account.
The question which interests ieople hero
is what is John Jacob Astor going to do
with his property? If he becomes, as h:3
cousin William Waldorf has, a man of
keen business instinct, he will have to
change remarkably. He has one trait
of the Astors perhaps more strongly de
veloped than it was in any of the others,
and it is a trait which in some men
would be called parsinioniousness. He
is an extremely close figurer, and is of
such disposition that when he secures a
dollar he feels like making it a prisoner
for life. Whether he branches out as a
daring and conspicuous builder of real
estate properties or not his fortune is
certain to increase steadily, because no
rich man in New York, not even Russell
Sage, will figure more carefully over his
expenditures, both personal and busi
ness, than John Jacob Astor will do.
New York Cor. Philadelxhia Press.
It Finds Precious Metals.
Mr. Andrew Thompson has made an
instrument resembling in its appearance
the oil well locater, which will locate
gold or silver ore. This instrument will
act on these metals whether in ore deep
in the earth or in the shape of coin or
jewelry. Gold and silver money was
placed on the floor and the instrument
quickly located it. The coin was then
placed high above the floor and its loca
tion was quickly and accurately deter
mined. It was also tried on gold and
silver ore with the same result. Many
inducements have been offered Mr.
Thompson to disclose the secret of the
little machine, but he has refused all
offers, some of them very liberal ones.
He has selected a well known resident
of the south side, to whoin he intends
before he dies to impart the secret of tho
unattractive looking but most potent
machine. The gentleman designated to
receive this important trust as yet knows
nothing about the instrument except its
effects. He can handle it with a,s much
dexterity as Mr. Thompson, but posses
ses no knowledge of the machine other
than that imparted in this article.
Tho Latest Western Gold Story.
J. A. McConville, who lives on Mon
tana street, killed one of his chicken3
for dinner, and on cleaning it was sur
prised to find a quantity of gold nug
gets in the crop and gizzard. Having
about thirty more chickens on hand, he
began killing and examining them. In
each of them he found a pro rata of nug
gets, the total amount gathered from the
thirty-one hens being $387.50 an aver
age of $12.50 a head. The gold was sent
to the State National bank and pro
nounced eighteen carat fine.
Mr. McConville immediately bought
fifty more chickens and turned them
out on the gold fields in the vicinity of
the hencoop. As an experiment one of
them was killed and $2.80 in gold taken
from its inside works, the result of a
four days' run. Mr. McConville has a
virtual bonanza, and expects to be a
millionaire before fall if the chickens
hold out. Butte Mining Journal.
Lightning Kindled the Fireplace Fire.
Saturday night there was a pretty big
thunderstorm. An old negro named
Henry Wishum lives at 551 Jefferson
street. There was no one in the house
while the storm was in progress. The
building was struck by lightning and
the whole front of the house was torn to
pieces. On the opposite side of the room
was an open fireplace filled with trash,
before which a screen had been placed.
The lightning ignited this rubbish as
nicely as a match could have done, and
without setting fire to anything else in
the room. When Wishum's wife re
turned shortly afterward she found the
fire burning cheerfully. Americus
May Be Soap Advertisements.
L. C. G. Harris, of Bertha, Lake
county, Cal., whites' that he has discov
ered upon some rocks in that section a
large number of painted hieroglyphics
of the most interesting character. There
are many hundreds of characters, and
Mr. Harris, who has studied them close
ly, believes that he has hit upon a clew
to their meaning. In the same locality
he has dug up a number of arrowheads,
one of which is made of abalone shell,
and the characters engraved upon it are
similar to those painted on the rocks.
San Francisco Chronicle.
A Curious Horse.
Mr. Yelkins had a fine bay horse that
had a mania for catching chickens, and
one day last week, when he went out to
the stable, he found the horse lying dead.
He cut the body open and found that the
horse had actually eaten a whole chicken,
and the bones had cut through the stom
ach, causing death. Santa Maria (Cal.)
An electric exhibit will be one of the
features' of the exposition to be held at
Buffalo in August. A. model of Niagara
Falls tunnel, showing how it is to be
utilized in the transmission of power, is
one of the novelties suggested.
Costa Rica is about to have a law
making the sale of Indian antiquities to
foreigners a crime, punishable with
PEACES OK WORSHIP.
Cathuuc.-m, I'aul'n Cliurch. ah. between
f ifth ana hixtli. Father lainey, l'astor
Hervler : ?Nss at 8 jnitl 1 :'M A. M. Suiitlay
Mrliuol at 2 :M, v Kn bi-iirdlclloi..
Chkistian. Corner L.onst and Kltlith Sts
Services morning Mid tvei.ti. hitler A
Calloway pastor. Sunday Hchool lo a. si.
KPis'joi'AU St. Luke's Church, corner Third
iid Yliif. Kev. II 11. 15m rem. pastor. Ser
vices : ll a. M. a d 7 -.30 p. M. Sunday School
at a :SO p. M.
liKKMAN Mkthodist. corner Sixth St. and
liranite. Kev. Jliit. 1'antor. Services : 11 A.M.
and 7 :30 P. ?z. Sunday School 10 :30 A. M.
I'KKSHYTKKi an. Services in new church. cor
ner Sixth ami Cninite si. Kev. J . T. Huird,
lastor. suiiday-scl'ool at 9 ;30 ; 1'reaching
at 11 a. m.ar..d S i. in.
The V. It. S. O. h of ibi church meets every
Sabbath evening at 7 :1ft in the basement of
thechucrh. All are Invited to attend thece
FntsT U KTiiomsT. sixth St.. betwei Main
and I'earl. Kev. h. h Kritt. li. U. ator.
Services : 11 A. m 8 :00 P. m. Sunday School
9 :30 A. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday even
ing liKKMAN raKSBYTKKiAN. Corner Main and
Ninth. Kev. Wltte, pastor. Services usual
hours. Sunday School a :30 A. M.
Swfedish roxoRFOATioNAU Granite, be
tween Fifth and Sixth.
C'oi-Okkd Uaptist. Mt. Olive, ak. between
Tenth and Eleventh. Kev. A. isocwell, pas
tor. Services 11 a. m. and 7 :30 p. m. Frayer
meetinir Wednesday evening.
Youno Mkn's Chkistiak Association
Koomsin Waterman diock, jwain sireei. uos
pcl meeting, for men only, every Suwday af
ternoon at 4 o'clock. KooniH open week days
Iroiu 8:30 a. in., to a : 30 p. in.
soum Tahk Tap.ekxacle. Kev. T. M.
Wood, l'astor. Services : Sunday School,
i3a. in.: 1 reaching. 11a. m. and 8 p. m. ;
prayer meetinir Tuesday night; choir prac
tice Friday night All are welcome.
Always has on band a full stock of
FLOUR AND FKED,
Corn, Bran, Shorts Oats and Baled
Hay for sale as low as the lowest
and delivered to any- part of the
CORNER SIXTH AND VINE
W. II. CUSHING,
J. W. Jonxsox,
-ooOT H EOoo-
Capital Paid in
F li Guthman. J W Johnson. E S Greusel,
Henry Eikenbary, M W Morgan, J
A Connor. V Wettenkamp, W
A general banxinp; business trans
acted. Interest allowed on de
posiles. pIRST : NATIONAL : BANK
OF FbATTSMOUTn, NEBRASKA
Paid up capital ....
r tbe very best facilities for the prcmp
transaction of ligitimate
Stocks, bonds, gold, government and local ee
jurities bought and sold. Deposits received
and interest allowed on the certiiicatre
Drafts drawn, available tn any part of the
United States and all the principal towns of
COLLECTIONS MADE AND PROMPTLY REMIT
TED. Gighest market price paid for County War
rants, State ann County bonds.
John Fitzgerald D. Hawkswortb
Sam Waugh. F. E. White
George E. Dovey
John Fitzgerald, S. Waugb.
President Cat bier-.
Constantly keeps on hand everythin
you need to furnish your, house.
CORNER SIXTH AND MAIM STREET
Plattsmoutri - Neb
THE OLD RELIABLE.
li. L MERMAN &
Shingles, Lath, Sash,
Cam supply ererw demand of the city.
Call and get terms. Fourth street
in rear of opera hens.
C3-0 - TO
House Furnishing Emporium.
WHERE you can get your house furnished from
kitchen to parlor .and at easy toarms. I han
die the world renown Haywood baby carriages, also
the latest improved Reliable Process Gasoline stove
Call and be convinced. Xo trouble to show goods.
WILL, KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HANDy
A Full aud
Drugs? Medicines, Paints, and 'OilsJ
DRUGGISTS SUNDRIES AND PURE LIQUORS
Prescriptions iard'iilly Com pounded at all Hours.
j&.dveati sliafg smel Work
3T-U-11 Inforrciation -Z-zci
33ate sOn &.igip Ilea, tlozx.
A. B. KNOT
SOI Cor Fifth and Vine St.
PLATTSMOUTH - NEBRASKA
A Cure for the Ailments of Man: and I Beast.'
A long-tested pain relierer.
Its use is almost universal by the HoBsewife the .Farmer the
Stock Raiser, and by every one requiring aa effective
No other application compares with it in efficacy.
This well-known remedy has stood the test of years, almost
No medicine chest is complete without a bottle of Mustang
Occasions arise for its use almost every day.
All druggists and dealers have it.
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