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THE SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS-HERALD, PLATTSMOUTH NEB., MARCH 18 189G.
WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS
. CONTAINS ALL THE NEWS FOR ONLY $1 A YJffiAJR,
TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION THREE MONTHS FOR TWENTY-FIVE CENTS.
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If reading a newspaper (oraj-liit--
fr time hurts vour.evtr .m mav be H
rurelTiere is something wrong. -
Perhaps Your Eyes
Are Failing... .
If so, you should not continue to
ruin them by compelling them to
perform harder work than they are
capable of. We carry a complete
stock of Spectacles and Eye
Glasses in both fancy and plain
and can tit your eyes.
GERING & CO.,
? DRUGGISTS. a
THE EVENING NEWS.
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 1890.
J. M. Craig departed this afternoon
for Norton, Kansas.
Try a can of Hopkins' Steamed Hom
iny. (Hulled Corn). It is delicious.
The best assortment of garden seeds
in the count can befoundatllendeo's.
Get your abstracts of title made by
Robert J. Vass. Office In Briggs build
ing. There are a great many Irish in
town today with a strong German ac
cent. Go to Robert J. Vass for reliable
abstracts of title. Ofllce in Ilriggs
Seeds that grow is what you want,
and Hendee has them in endless
At noon today it looked out of doors
like it might snow if conditions were
There are none better than L;in
dreth's seeds. They giow. Hendeo
Uncle George Larue and D. Lynn of
Union made The News office a pleas
ant call today.
John Roddy, a wealthy Otoo county
farmer, is in the city the guest of his
daughter, Mrs. C. E.Vithrow.
Geo. Ballance, wife and baby re
turned to Germantown this morning,
after a brief visit with friends in this
It not only is so, it must be so. One
Minute Cough Cure acts quickly, and
that's what makes it go. t G. Fricke
Mrs. Chas. Eads and her sister. Mi s.
D. C. Morgan, went to Lincoln this
morning to visit their mother, Mrs.
Wm. G. Douglas, Frank Holley and
Frank Savlicek each took out final
paper? in district court today, and are
now full-fledged citizens.
St. Luke sewing society meets to
morrow (Wednesday) alternoon at 2
o'clock at the residence of Mrs. J. C.
Petersen's on Main street.
Use the "Dustless Floor Oil" for
store rooms, public buildings and all
kinds of offices, kitchens, halls, etc.
For sale by Smith & Parmele.
A fancy dress paper cotillion will be
given by Ivy lodge No. 13, Degree ol
Honor, at Waterman's hall Monday
evening, April 6. Tickets, 50 cents.
For Rent Four room cottage and
three acres of ground; also a nine
room house and twenty-four acres of
ground. R. 13. Windham.
Colonel Thompson, the leading ad
vertising agent west of Chicago, and
his estimable lady assistant, are in the
city today on business with the local
The Christian science dispensary
and reading rooms will remove to No.
1006 Main street, near the high school,
where they will be pleased to meet all
honest seekers of truth.
A high liver with a torpid iiver will
not be a long liver. Correct the liver
with De Witt's Little Early .Risers,
little pills that cure dyspepsia and
constipation. F. G. Fricke & Co.
Sweet pea seed of the best , quality
in the very best varieties at ten cents
per ounce. Will have other seed of
popular flowers later.
L. A. Moore.
"Give me a liver regulator and I can
regulate the world," said a genius.
The druggist handed him a bottle of
De Witt's Little Early Risers, the
famous little pills. F. G. Fricke &
The residue of the Keefer harness
stock was sold at auction this after
noon to Dave Miller for" $159. The
bulk of the goods were sold out on Sat
urday, although considerable has been
sold each day this week.
J. E. Marshall, foreman, of The
News composing room, has parted
with his bicycle and become the owner
of a prancing sorrel steed, with buggy
and harness to match. Will Copeland
will hereafter ride the wheel.
Mrs. N. E. Sage and daughter, Mrs.
I N. Bowen, went to Plattsmouth
Sunday night, to attend the wedding
of Mrs. Sage's nephew. They will
visit relatives at Omaha before re
turning to Alliance. Alliance Grip.
Major D. H. Wheeler is not one of
the "favorite son" cuckoos. He talks
right out in "meetin' " for the gallant
McKinley and Is doing . good work for
the protection champion in Omaha,
where the Manderson sentimsnt pre
vails, IX it prevails anywhere.
John Schiappecasse, who is a Platts-
mouth property owner and. has come
stay, has the finest line of confec
tionery. nutsAaisins. etc.. to be found
in the city. He bought in large
quantities 'for 'cart and got nothing
but choice goods. Give him a call.
During" Lent there will be services
Wednesdav and Friday evenings of
each weck'at St. Luke's churcn. Trio
service on Wednesday evenings will
be in the shajio. of ii -skcrV lecture by'
VrASVWTllev.' II. B. Burgess. Every
one is cordially invited to attend these
The Nebraska City News says that
"genial, "whole-souled Tom Williams
died last uirht, aged 34," etc. The
description tallies with our Glcndale
Tom, but at last accounts he was re
lishing three meals per day and only
complained because there wasn't a
fourth added to the list.
DlHctriot Court loinj;s.
The motion of defendant Neitz?l to
have the receiver for the bank of Mur
doch removed was argued at some
length last evening and the nfatter
was taken under advisement by the
The case of Margaret Latta vs. Wm.
Dull wus set for trial March 2-3.
R. B. Windham was appointed guar
dian ad litem for Frank and Arthur
Weston and Jennie Hall, infants.
Amelia B. Weoton vs. James A.
Fisher, et al., was set for trial on
March 19.. ,
Application for receiver of the
Drummond property came up and the
court said he dUl not feel like hearing
the matter, as he was a stock
holder in the Building & Loan
company, whereupon it was ugteed
by counsel that the matter would be
taken up before one of the judges in
Lancaster coupty at a time to be fixed
Some Competent Otttelads.
There will bo no scraps at the re
publican primaries, as everyone recog
nizes the fact that the old officers, the
present incumbents, have given tho
city the best administration all 'tound
it has had for years. The city clerk
has made an enviable record ari3 his
books are in better shape than were
ever before made by a. city clerk be
ing complete in every detail. As treas
urer, John Unruh is inviucibie. His
careful and obliging administration of
the city treasurer's otlico has been
such that his nomination will
strenthen the entire ticket. Mayor
Newell may have made some onemies,
but he has proven a most capable ex
ecutive and has given his time freely
to the care of city affairs. No com
bination can bo put up by the opposi
tion that will defeat any part of this
ticket. It deserves - the cordial sup
port of the best interests of t he tax-payers,
and it will get their support, re
gardless of partj lines.
Meet in jj of the AsxesKors.
The assessors for every ward and
precinct in tho county, twenty-threo
in number, assembled at the court
house with the commissioners in the
equity court room today and talked
over values and assessment laws.
John T. Hart, of Stove Crock, pre
sided and Iiobt. Wilkinson, of Weep
ing Water, acted as secretary. Sev
eral discussions were had on tho dif
ferent questions that came up. It was
agreed that all property, both per
sonal and real, should be taken at oue
third its cash value. At 3:30 tho meet
That l'n ion Koiul.
There is a big fight on over a i oad
down rear Union and the entire bo-ird
of commissioners went down to see it.
Those opposed wore on hand with
vigorous objections, but when they
went to look at the notice and petition
it was discovered that the road" asked
for was described somewhere over in
Iowa, hence the meeting was of no
avail and the work of locating will
have to bo begun all over again.
Keceived Painful Injuries
Saturday evening as Harry Dixon
was going down the iron steps leading
to the barber shop of Charlie Johnson,
in the Hotel Riley basement he
slipped on the ice which had gathered
and received quite painful injuries. It
was at first thought he was injured in
ternally as a result of the fall, but
later indications are that a broken rib
and being severely stunned are the
extent of his injuries.
Kieh is Mexico.
Mexico produces anything that can
be raised in any other country. So
varied is the climate that in the same
state can be raised any product ot the
tropicl and of the polar region. Cot
ton, wheat, rye, silver, silk cocoanuts,
bananas, rice, cocoa, vanilla, logwood,
mahogany, hides and wine are the
The Fall of Snow.
According to the telegraphic re
ports snow fell nearly all ove the
country Saturday and Sunday. Here
about four inches of snow, fell, and at
other points in the state t s follows:
Holdrege, IS; Red Cloud, S; Curtis 12;
McCook, 5; Ravenna, 8; Broken Bow,
12; Loup City, 3; Kearney, 12; Super
ior, 12; Blue Hill, 14. Nebraska City
;ot Her Divorce.
Betty Burnett of Rock Bluffs was
awarded a divorco today against her
spouse, Wesley Burnett,on the grounds
of cruelty and failure to support.
All persons knowing themselves to
be oweing mo please consider this a
special invitation to call and settle, as
I need tho money. Very respectfully,
' ARCH L. Coleman, Jeweler.
THERE IS NO NATIONAL HOLIDAY
Hot Even the Labor Day Act Creates On
Say the. Lawyer. , -
-There would seem to be nosncb thing
in this country as a national holiday.
Lawyers assert that even Labor day,
which was set apart by act of congress
in 1894 in such manner as to lead the
confiding layman to suppose it at least
to be a national holiday, is not such
outside of the District of Columbia un
less by state enactment. The creation
ind regulation of holidays have been
left entirely to the legislatures of the
The act of congress concerning Labor
day was approved June 28, 1894. It pro
vides "that the first Monday of Septem
ber in each year, being the day cele
brated and known as Labor day, is
hereby made a legal holiday, to all in
tents and purposes, in the same manner
as Christmas, Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30
and July 4 are now made by law public
Clearly the proper construction of
this statute can be arrived at only by
reference to the provisions bearing upon
the other holidays named. The act mak
ing holidays of Jan. 1, July 4, Christ
mas and "any day appointed or recom
mended by the president of the United
States as a day of public fast or thanks
giving" was passed in June, 1870, and
was restricted in its effect to the Dis
trict of Columbia. These days are holi
days in the various 6tates only as they
are made eo by the various 6tate legis
latures. The act of Jan. 31, 1879, makes Feb.
22 a legal holiday, and the act of Aug.
31, 1888, does the same for May 30,
and both are restricted in their applica
tion to the District of Columbia. The
act referring to Labor day says nothing
about the District of Columbia, but it
does say that the first Monday of Sep
tember shall be a legal holiday, "to all
Intents and purposes, in the same man
ner as Christmas, Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May
30 and Jnly 4 are now made by law
Tho intents and purposes for which
and the manner in which those days are
made holidays are expressly limited to
the District of Columbia, and so, by
necessary inference, is the act referring
to Labor day.
The misl3ad?'ng language of the Labor
day act has led to a prevalent statement
that the first Monday of September is a
holiday throughout the United States
by congressional enactment. New York
PRANKS CF SCOTTISH FAIRIES.
A Firm Belief In the "Fair Folk" Stil'i
There still lingers a widespread belief
in the north of Scotland that the "fair
folk,,or"gweed ueebors," as the fairies
are called, still live in the hills, and
during the first days of convalescence a
mother must be zealously guarded lest
one of the "wee people" come and rob
the child of its nourishment. Some
times they succeed in carrying off th
mother. Here is one of the superstitious
A north country fisher had a line
child. One evening a beggar woman
entered the hut and went up to the
cradle to gaze into the eyes of the babe.
From that time good health left it, and
a strange look came into its face, and
the mother was troubled. An old man
begging for food passed that way. When
he caught sight of the child, he cried:
"That's Dae a bairn.' It's an image,
and the gweed folk has stoun hia
Thereupon he set to work to recall
the fisher's bairn. A peat fire was heaped
high on the hearth and a black hen held
over it at such a distance that it wat
singed and not killed. After some strug
gling the hen escaped up the lum. A
few moments elapsed, and then the par
ents were gladdened by the sight of a
happy expression once more on tb
child's face. It throve from that day
forward. Scottish Review.
A rof Parse Snatcher.
Pointer dogs can always be trained to
steaL Many of them are natural thieves
without training, and any of the species
can be taught. There is a dog of this
kind in northwest Washington. He .will
pick up anything he can find around a
yard or outside of a store, but his spe
cialty is ladies' pocketbooks and hand
bags. When he sees one of these, he
grabs it and runs, always succeeding in
getting out of sight before he can be
captured or followed. No owner has
ver been seen, hence no complaints
have been made at police headquarters,
but there is but little doubt, if it were
possible to follow the animal, that it
would be found that he has been care
fully trained as a purse snatcher and
that he takes lys booty home to his
master. He seems to be aware that he is
doing wrong, jumping fences and dodg
ing around houses when running awny.
An Old Colonial Blockhouse.
Among the attractions of the town of
Bourne. Mass.'. are two historic cellars.
One was Aug by the Plymouth colony
and, the other by the Dutch traders.
These cellars lie side by side, and the
structures built over them were filled
wtth goods so necessary for the comfort
of the early pilgrims as well as the
Dutch. The pilgrims needed manufac
tured goods such as the Hollander had
for sale and the Dutch required prod
ucts such as the colony could supply.
Governor Bradford. In his diarv." states
that this block house was built as early
as 1627, only seven years after the land
ing of the Mayflower. St. Louis Globe-
"Girls," remarked the small boy in
his composition upon the subject, "Is of
several thousand kinds, and sometimes
one girl can behave like several thou
sand girla Some kinds of girls is better
than some other kinds,' but they ain't
any of them up to boys. This is all I
know about girls, and father says the
less I know about 'em the better."
New York Advertiser.
Mr. Soh, Corean minister at Wash
ington," has made a good impression at
the capital in spite of the fact that he
has lost his queue.
Miss Laurens Alma Tadema, daugh
ter of the artist, is at work on a biog
raphy of Eleanora Duse, tho actress, of
whom she is a warm friend and ad
mirer. The Rev. John Watson of Liverpool,
Eng., who has written orer tho nom
de plume of lan MacLaren, has been
chosen to deliver the Lyman Beecher
course of lectures at Yale.
Mr. Alfred Austin has gone to Nice
to recuperate after the -excessive toil
incident to answering tho numberless
congratulations which hi9 appoint
ment to the laureateship brought, him.
Whist players will bo sorry to learn
of the death of John Peteh Hewby,
who wrote under the assumed name of
"Penubridge" several able treatises
and articles on the game in its more
The late Lord Leighton's lat act on
the night of his death was to dictate a
letter for publication expressing his
thanks for the numerous congratula
tions he had received on his elevation
to the peerage.
The ball which Comte do Montebol
lo, the French ambassador to Russia,
is to give in Moscow promises to be of
truly royal magnificence, and the sup
per will be Lucullan, as indicated by
the fact that the French ration has
been asked to pay $70,000 tor it. All
the champagne is to be furnished from
the Compte's own vintages, and the
bills for fruits, flowers and spring veg
etables, which will be imported from
France, aro sure to be enormous.
Mamlerfioii His Choice.
Mayor Newell is said to be a McKinley man in
Weeping Water and a hot Manderson man in
Plattsmouth. It takes a pretty slick fellow to
ride two such horses at the same time, but those
who imagine Mayor Newell isn't slick don't know
how to manipulate stone quarrynien. 1'latts
This is on a par with the Journal's
usual tactics. Judge Newell, in a con
versation with the editor of this paper
some time ago, favored the candidacy
of General Manderson. And within a
week, in talking the matter over with
R. B. Windham, he made no secret of
his f.tvoring General Manderson's can
didacy. He has not tried to force his
views upon anyone, but has taken a
consistent stand for the man of his
choice, and while Manderson is not
our choice, yet we have no quarrel
with those who see differently. The
Weeping Water Republican statement
that Judge Newell was for McKin
ley was printed, no doubt, in & spirit
of fun, and it was with that view of
the matter that we reprinted it. We
have always found Mr. Newell willing
to mako a fight for his personal choice,
whether it suited the majority or not.
One Minute Cough Cure touches the
right spot. It also touches it et the
right time if you. take it when you
have a cough or cold. See the point?
Then don't cough. F. G. Fricke &
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Special Meeting: Motiern Woodman.
All membors aro requested to meet
at Fitzgerald hall Saturday evening
March 21 at 7:30 sharp for the purpose
of initiation and application work.
II en it v R. Gekino, V. C.
W. L. Thomas, Clerk.
Dress Catting and Fitting:.
Mrs. Barbara Hoffman is going away
about ihe first of April, and anyone
desiring to learn dress cutting and fit
ting by the most approved plans will
ploasocall at Seventh and Vino street
on or before that date.
The Vienna Bakery.
Tho finest bakery in the stato. The
choicest bread, cake, pies, m etc, al
ways fresh. Ornarnentel work and
special orders attended to prom ply.
Opposite the court house.
James Lvck, Prop.
I or Kent
Fifteen acres of nice tillable ground
two miles south of town. For particu
lars enquire of A.H. Weckbach.
THE MOST remarkable cures on
record have been accomplished by
Hood's Sarsaparilla. It is unequalled
for all BLOOD DISEASES.
The Very Finest...
Is None too Good...
A WARRANTED French Briar Pipe, Hard Rubber
Stem, equal to those usually retailed at 50 cents,
will be sent free
FOR 24 COUPONS
FOR 2 COUPONS and
You will find one coupon inside each 2 ounce bag;
and two coupons inside each 4 ounce bag of
Roniiinp. niirham TnTinnnn
Send coupons with name and address to
BLACKWELL'S DURHAM TOBACCO CO., DURHAM, N. C.
Buy a bag of this Celebrated Smoking Tobacco and read the
coupon which gives a list of other premiums, and how to get there.
2 CENT STAMPS ACCEPTED.
Our stock Is I'omplotv In ilr lines :mtl Wi
lli vite our friends to look it over. We will
emioiivor to please yon. ami ."eo us.
STREIGHT & SATTLER.
(Successors to Henry lioeck.)
I'ljA'rrsMoDT ii . - m T
AilK I'HKKi ' S liUUSH,
F. Tt. GUTIIMANN, Prop.
.Rates $i m Si.50 per Day
t'etitrnlly Located anil Com
I'L A 'ITS M OUTFI, NE15RASKA
Now s the Time
U ' s 'rnn FLACJS
B Ladies' Fine Shoes
i JUST EXACTLY 1-2 PRICE 3
. Z " ' "" "-rr 1 1
The people have so appreciated our enterprise in giving
them a high-grade, first quality hand turned Shoe, that we
have placed another 365 pairs on the tables, which makes
an even thousand pairs from which you have had a chance
to select. To those who have not had an opportunity to
take advantage of this rare chance, we have decided to leave
them on our tables until all are sold, but don't delay come
at once, before the sizes and widths are broken. You can
fool part of the people part of the time, but you can't fool
all the people all the time by shoving shoddy goods on them
and it is being proven by the eye openers which are on our
tables that the people realize they are snaps, for some take
as many as two and three pairs. There are about 50 pairs
of small sizes, from No. 2 to 3 1-2 on "A A" to "E" which
are better values for the money.
All of these generally retail for $4, but now they all go
for $2. See our line of "Wear Well" school shoes.
REPAIRING NEATLY DONE.
1 R. SHERWOOD,
(Special notices under this head will be
charged for at the rate of hi cent per word
l.lANTF.n An honest, active trc
larlv to travel for reliable established house.
3 1 Salary HbO, payable $15 weekly and expenses.
2 i;iii,.,i;,,n n,.rm n,.m Ri'fi-rences . Knclose f elt-
addressed siamped envelope. The Dominion
i Company, 316 Omaha BuilduiR. Chicago.
WANTED A good salesman! to canvass city
and county trade for a manufacturing house.
A salesman accustomed to canvassing procery
and merchandise stores preferred. Satislactory
references required. Address. "X," care of
THAT'S what Asher Clark has in kinds
of Queensware of the latest importa
tion. Beautiful Dinner Setts, elegant
Tea Setts, rare pieces of decorated ware
and all very cheap. Call and see.
I CLARK'S GROCERY,
Is located in that sectiuii of Georgia traversed by the
GEORGIA SOUTHEN & FLORIDA RAILWAY,
which is the only direct through route to the capital of the colony, connecting ;it
Tifton with the Tilton & North Eastern Railroad for .Swan 'itzgi-rald.i li
this route, parties from Chicago,' Iiidianuopolis, Detroit, Cleveland and Cin
cinnati can secure sleepers w.th only one change (in depot at Nashvillei to 1 il
ton, and from St. Louis direct without change. The section in which tins col
ony is located has been well named
The (ircitt Fruit Itelt of the South,
for in it are locate! the largest peach orchards in the world, while Tears. pples, drapes and Melon,
do equally well The soil is easily cultivated and produces line crops of C-iu. Oats. I'.niey, Con .hi.
Sugar Cane. Sweet and Irish I'otatoes, I'eas, ami a general variety ol vegetables, i he climate i
mild and healthlul. Lands conveniently located to shipping points can l.e procured lor lr.nn
to f lO.Id rier acre, on lilieial terms.
For iflustasted uanmhlet. may. land list, time-tables, etc., writo to
First Door East of Court House,
d)R SALE A nice little home, corner ot Lin
I coin avenue and Clara street, very .cheap for
General l'assenge Agent.
V. I.. ;ieHiier,
Commissioner of Immigration.
Ma on. (.
cash or on short time,
at Win. Herold's store.
Louis O'Neill. Encmire
The Fountain of Life...
Is flowing in Plattsmouth and you can secure tho spark-
no; liquid obtained therefiom at 15c per gallon. We A
nvo obtained the agency of the already famous --
Lloyd's JKlineml Water 5
and can furnish it in any quantity, great or small in its
natural state as it flows from a depth of 500 feet through A
solid rock. It is especially effications in Rheumatism -
and all kidney diseases. It is not a purgative but a A
laxitive so gentle that it corrects and regulates the
bowels without griping and is thorougly effective even
A in the most severe cases of constipation, liring your
, jugaloug. a
For SalG by SMITH fc lXltAIIZLlS
-nnixci roiH PHEscRiTio.vs to us-
Zuckweiler & Lutz,
. . STAPLE AND FANCY . . "
. . . Provisions,
TEAS and COFFEES,
Klour and Feed.
A New Deal In Meat
BEDROCK CASH PRICES
City Meat Market,
414- MAIN ST.,
Corner of Sixth and Paarl Streets
THE CITY HOTEL,
HANS GOOS, Proprietor.
Rates, One Dollar Per Day.
First-class Uar in connection. The hest of ac
comuiodations for transients.
The News for 10c.
Sirloin and Porterhouse Steak
Round-and Shoulder Steak, :i lbs
Pork chops. A lbs
Sliced Ham, 2 lbs
Kib Koast, long cuts
Kib koast, short cuts
Turkeys heads on, entrails in, ier lb
Turkeys, fully dressed, per lb
Ducks and Geese, per 11)
Chickens, fully dressed
Boiling Beef, per lb
Mince Meat, 4 lbs
Iill Pickles, per dozen
Sour Pickles, per dozen . . ..
Sweet Pickles. per dozen
" I -
Call and see us before pur
chasing clsewhero, and savo money.
J. HATT, Proprietor.
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