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VOL. V. NO." 67.
THK NEWS. Estahisbed NOV.5.1S9L Ooon,ltfl J. t kkjjl
THE HERALD, Established April 10. 1864. f "80aatea Jan. 1,1895.
PLATTSMOUTH, NEB., MAY 8, 1897.
A RUNAWAY HUSBAND.
11 In Wife Cornell to This City to Look Ko
Him and Finds Iliui at York.
Mrs. A. S. tloxworth a comely lady
of thirty -eight or forty years whose
home is at Oskaloosa, la., came here
Sunday evening in search of her hus
band. She called on Sheriff Xlolloway
who put his sleuths to work and last
niirht h? got a telegram statiujj that
the man wauted was in York. Mr. and
Mrs. Uoxworth were married eighteen
years ago in California and for the
last two years have been living at
Oskaloosa. A family jar occurred a
few days ago and the husband left
coming: first to this town where he
stopped and worked at clothes clean
ing. The wife was greatly worried,
chieily because he had taken their son
with him. She left on the 2:22 train
this afternoon for York.
A PLEASANT EVENING.
1. K. O. Soelety Splendidly Entertained By
The members of the P. E. O. society
have been studying English history
very successfully all winter, but the
short eveniuys and approach of warm
weather brought an end to the raoet
ina for the pre.-ent, and the last
meeting whj held at the pleasant home
of Mr. and Mrs. George House worth
Rev. II. D. Burgees read a very in
teresting paper on "Queen Eliz ibeth,"
which the class and invited guests
thorough lyjen joyed.- Miss Jessie Old
ham re:.d an outline, or resume, of
the winter's study, and Miss Dora
Swearingcu sang u soto.
Nice refreshments were served, and
the huaiesH was tireless in her efforts
to make the evening an enjoyable one
for all present. The rooms were beau
tifully decorated in apple blossoms.
The Klt'opal Kut ertuiuuieut .
Frank Lea Short. Miss Bell Kimball
and some of the best local ta'ent in
this city will give a meritorious enter
tainment at White's opera house Mon
day evening. May 10. Miss Kimball
is well-known here as an actress of
real ability, and the following press
notices in flattering terms show the
high esteem in which Mr. Short is
Pittsburg Leader Mr. Frank Short,
a prtmisiDg young actor, plays the
eccentiic ait enthusiast splendidly.
In make up, in manner, in little tricks
of eccentricity he shows the student
Omaha World-Herald, Aug. 1 Mr.
FrsnK Lea Short in his splendid im
personation cf "Mousta," the de
formed one, is in himself worth moie
than the price of admission.
Omaha World-Herald, Jan. 10.' The
work of Mr. Short was so brilliantly
done, that rounds of applause were
frequent, and he was presented with
a hugh bunch of roses by the Elks.
The Missouri Valley Times said of
the recent appoaraucc in that city
"The dream scene was proof of the
fact that Mr. Short is one of the com
ing tragedians of this country, his
work being equal to that of actors of
many more years experience than his.
Altogether it was the most artistic
performance ever in our city, and Mr.
Short may rest assured of a more cor
dial welcome than ever should he
again elect to visit us.
The City Loses.
T. H. Pollock, superintendent of the
water company, received a telegram
from hia attorneys at SL Paul this
moruing saying the company h:d won
its suit against the city in the federal
court of appeals. No definite infor
mation was further given, and such i
SH?edy decision was a surprise, as the
court could not have goce into the
merits of the case on such short time.
It seims to have boon decided on
motion or technic.ihty of some sort
The full facts will oe given tomorrow
when Ihe attorneys return.
Latkk Mr. Pollock received a let
ter this afternoon which says the ap
peal of the city was dismissed on mo
tion of the water company for want of
jurisdiction. It is now evident that
the merits of the case were not
touched. The counsel for the water
company filed a motion to dismiss and
after arguing the motion the court
sustained it, and the costs will be taxed
against the city.
Wants HI Money.
V. II. Wheeler, court reporter here
in 1S9.1, is after the state auditor for a
little item of $375, which the Chapman
outfit "mat him out of. It seems that
Wheeler w;:s acting as reporter in
good faith until two or three days be
fore the close of his quarter, when
Chapman, who w.is judge at that time.
appointed his son, Tom, to the place
and dated his appointment back three
months so that when the quarter en
ded, the son of his father went to Lin
coin and drew $375, which, of course.
did not belong to him. Wheeler
should have taken action at once, but
Chapman at that time had a political
pull and he waited until the outfit was
consigned to rear seats and then he
makes application for his salary, which
had been gobbled up by the Chap
mans. lcet Ice! Ice!
H. C. McMaken & Son are now pre
pared to deliver nice, clear ice to any
part of the city.
SOME OF CARNKS' POETRY.
To the Editor of Tax News:
(Being an intimate friend of "Dad"
Carnes, I often call to see him at his
cosy abode and talk over the hard
ships we experienced during our ser
vice in the revolutionary war. - My
last call would have been a blank had
I not discovered a spring poem which
he had left on his desk. I pictced it
up it read aa follows:)
Hark! I hear the robins sing
Tbcir sweet notes in balmy spring;
All nature seemeth to rejoice.
In concert blinds each tender voice.
The cloud hath vanished out of sight;
The noon-day sun is shining bright.
The fountain emits a crystal stream.
And mingles with my mid-day dream.
I feel refreshed when I arise.
To gaze upon the clear, blue skies
The dense foilage, bright and green:
The oil tanks adding to the scene.
M y mess of greens, now in the pot, ' "
Have I just about forgot;
And while they cook I feel quite cosy
Thinking of my old friend I'osey.
My willow leaves and clover tops ''
Smoked ham-shanks and mutton chops
I will eat my greens and meat alone
And feed old Posey with the bone.
J. C B.
Potting Down Artesian Wells.
Citamberlain, S. D., May 4. The
work of sinking artesian wells is still
progressing in some localities, not
withstanding that South Dakota has
received more moisture this spriag
than for more than Cfteen years.
Workmen who are sinking wells with
Ben Turgeon'a artesian well outfit re
port that they have just completed a
well for Andrew Qualm and John Flis
ram, on Whetstone creek, that throws
an eight-inch stream of water thirty
inches above the pipe. Turgeon will
now move the drilling to his own
place, where he intends putting down
two artesian wells.
Notice to Contractors.
Bids will be received at my office
till Monday, May 10, at 12 o'clock, for
the repair of sidewalk along and ad
jacent to the following property, to
wit: Lots 5 and G. block 22, Younff &
Lots 11 and 12, block 6, Plattaraouth
Lot 7, block 4rt, Plattsmouth city.
Lot 8, block 138, Plattsmouth city.
E side block 8, Thompson's addition.
Lots 3 and 4, block 109, Plattsmouth
Lots 1 to 4, block 34, Young & Hayes
Lots 2 and 4, biock 134, city of
For the construction of sidewalk
along lot 13, block 47; the latter to be
built with three stringers and 6 feet
inch plank. B. C. Kerk,
The Liver Keeps People Well.
When the Liver is sluggish all other
organs are involved. You suffer from
Constipation, Billiousness, Jaundice,
Headache, Iodigistion, Pain in Back,
Chills and Loss of Energy. You will
never know how promptly these
troubles can be cured until you use
Heroine. It cures quickly when other
remedies utterly fail. Regulates the
Liver, Purifies the Blood. Herbine is
a Harmless Vegetable Remedy that
gives new life and energy almost from
the first dose. . Price 75 cents. Free
trial bottle at F. G. Fricke & Co.
The Westfield (Ind.) News prints the
following in regard to an old resident
of that place: "Frank McAvoy, for
many years in the employ of the L..
N. A. & C. Ry. here, says: I have
used Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy for ten years
or longer am never without it in my
family. I consider it the best remedy
of the kind manufactured. I take
Dlcasure in recommencing it.'" It is
a specific for all bowel disorders. For
sale by all druggists.
Tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 the
Madison Square Comedy company will
appear in the great roaring comedy
drama, 'Summer Boarders." The
piece has never been seen here, but it
is said to be one of the strongest in
their repertoire. AH children in at
tendance will leceive a bag of candy
free. Doors open at 1:30.
Special Kates, Mo. Pacific K. K.
Home seekers' excursion. May 4 and
18; Nashville, Tenn., every Tuesday;
St. Louts, Mo., May 5th and tSth; Ne
braska City, Nebraska, Christian En
deavor convention. May 7th to 9th.
For full information call on or addiess
C. F. STOUTENBOKOUGH, Agi,
Boys' History Class.
A special meeting of the boys his
tory class will be held Saturday morn
ing at 6 o'clock sharp at office of S. A
Davis. By order of
Lloyd Wilsox, Pres.
Ross Barstow, Sec'y.
It Is the Best On Karth."
That is what Edwards & Parker,
merchants of Plains, Ga., Bays of
Chamberlain's Pain Balm, for rheu
matism, lame back, deep seated and
muscular pains. Sold by all druggists
Fine young pansy plants of Dreers
Royal Exhibition. Varieties, twenty
five cents per dozen. If planted out
now, will be in fu.T bloom by May 1st.
Call at the greenhouse or order of
your groceryman of whom you buy
lettuce. L. A. Moore.
Colorado's Big: Tunnel. I f
From the Cripple Creek Times. I
Two gangs of workmen have just
begun digging in Colorado the long
est tunnel which man ever attempted
to construct. The main bore will be
twenty miles long, and connecting
with this are subsidiary tunnels with
a total length of thirty miles. So, in
reality, the task that has been put
under way is that of-digging fifty
miles of tunnels, and every foot of (his
vast system will be under Pike's Peak
and the mountains that tower on
The starting point of the main
tunnel is at the foot of the mountain
leading up to Pike's Peak, near the
old town of Colorado City. This
point is but a short distance from
the railroads which span the country
between Colorado Springs and Mani
tou. From here it runs almost duej
southwest. The further edge of the
tunnel is at the edge of the mountains
at Four Mile Creek, over in Fremont
county, Colorado, six miles south of
Cripple Creek and near the little
town of Sunol. Two gangs of men,
as stated, are working on the tunnel,
one at each end. Just at present they
are making progress at the rate of
thirty feet a day. It is believed that
the mammoth task they have under
taken will be completed in seven years
from the firBt of the present month.
The main tunnel will pass directly
under the cone of Pike's Peak at a
depth of nearly 7,000 feet and 2,700
feet beneath the town of Victor. Its
average depth from the surface will
be 2,800 feet, and it is designed to
test the mineral deposits of the terri
tory at these great depths. Thirty
miles of laterals are contemplated,
and these will pass underneath ail
the Cripple Creek, Victor, Gillette,
the various small towns, and a thou
sand mines are to be made tributary
to this vast system.
Under present circumstances the
distance the shortest way from
Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek is
fifty-four miles. By way of the tunnel
the two cities will only be sixteen
miles apart. It i9 estimated by the
contractors that the average cost per
foot of excavation will be $80. This
makes the total probable exjense of
digging the tunnel and its subsidiary
Wn nfTftr Oh Hundred Dollars Reward for
any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
Hall s catarrnuure.
V. S. CHEN Kir et uu., rrops., roieao. .
We tbe undersigned, have known F. J.
Cheney for tbe last 15 yeurs, and believe
nlm perrectiy nonoraoie in an uusiness
transactions and Bnanclally able to earry
out any obligations made by their firm.
west & ibuax, wnoiesaie urunnisw, xu
ledo, O. - - , ,
WALDIKO, hINNAN & MARNIN, WUOlBSaie
Unionists. Toledo. O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally
actinz directly unou the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. Price 75c. per bot
tle, sold by all Druggists, xesumumaia
To California, Comfortably.
Every Thursday afternoon a tourist
sleeping car for Salt Lake City, San
Francisco and Los Angeles leaves
Plattsmouth via the Burlington route,
It is carpeted, upholstered in rattan,
has spring seats and backs and is pro
vided with curtains, bedding, towels.
soap, etc. An experiencea excursion
conductor and uniform Pullman
porter accompany it through to the
While neither so expensively fin
ished nor so fine to look at as a palace
sleeper, it is just as good to ride in.
Second class tickets are accepted for
passage and the price pf a berth, wide
enough and big enough, for two, is
For folder giving full particulars,
call at nearest Burlington ticket office.
or write to J. Francis, G. I. A., Bur
lington route, Onraha, Neb.
According to the newspapers, an
Ohio husband became the father of
seven children not long ago. Of the
seven ali lived but one. It is to be
hoped he laid in a supply of Chamber
Iain's Cough Remedy, the only sure
cure for croup, wnoopiog cougb.
cold and coughs, and so insured his
children against these diseases. Ft r
sale for all druggists.
For the above occasion the B. & M.
will sell tickets on February 10,
March 2, 16. April 6, 20, May. 4
and 18 for one fare for the round trip
plus $2 to points in the following terri
tory: Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado,
South DakoU, Wyoming, Arizona,
Arkansas, Indian territory, Louisiana,
New Mexico, Oklahoma and Textis.
The minnimum charge will not be
less than $7.
Board of Health Notice. ' j
Owing to the reappearance of dip-
theria in the schools parents aro here
by requested to keep their children
off the streets and away from miblic
places until tbe danger of contagion
is past. This applies especially to
children who were exposed to the
disease at school and those who at
tend at the i e ral building.
J. A. Cutsche, Chm'n,
E. D. Cummins Sec'y, Board of
Icel Ice! Icet
H. C McMaken & Son are now pre
pared to deliver clear ico to any
part of the city.
Parlors over Harold's store, neat
fitting latest styles and low prices.
Cora M. Alexander.
TFm Make Too Much Fnss and Sensation
We have a good navy, and we do not
appreciate it. As a matter of fact, cas
ualties to our new ariuorclaus and
cruisers have not been particularly fre
quent when their size and their number
are considered. In this country every
trivial mischance is caught np and ex
ploited by the sensational newspapers.
but nothing is Paid of similar accidents
in foreign navies. Barring the destruc
tion of Admiral Kinibcrly'e fleet by the
Samoan hurricane in 1889, which no
skill or foresight could have prevented,
our naval service for many years has
been remarkably free from really seri
There is nothing in our records to
compare with tbe capsizing of the Brit
ish frigate Captain with half a thou
sand men in 1870, or the fatal collision
of the British ironclads Vanguard aiid
Iron Duke in 1875, i t that of the Ger
man ironclad Kaiser Wilhelm and Gross
er Kurfurst the ycivr following, when
800 men perished, or the loss of the
British training ships Eurydice and At
lanta in 1878 and 1S80 with GOO offi
cers, sailors ana apprentice uoys, or tie
sinking of the British flagship Victoria,
with Admiral Tryon, 22 officers and
830 sailors, by collision with the Cauip-
erdown on Jane 22, 1893, in the Medi
terranean, or the wreck of the Spanish
cruiser Keiiui .Ktgenre, on junrcii 1U,
1895, with 420 officers and seamen.
The list of minor uccidtnts to foreign
naval vessels in the past few years
would bo too long to enumerate. But
the stranding of the British ironclads
Howe and Anson, the flagship Amphinn
and the cruiser Sultan were far more
grave a nans -than any sucii aeeinents
which have occurred to any of our o u
heavy vessels within this period. We
have had our fair share cf troubles, per
haps, but no more than that. Boston
SHE OBEYED ORDERS.
Couldn't Be Blamed If Some of tlie Call
ers Kefnsed to (ive Their Names.
They had been discussing that ever
lasting servant problem, which can al
ways be depended upon to inrnisn a
topic for conversation when three or
four women are gathcred together. Each
had told of her exierienco with her
help," when one of them said:
"My new housemaid is the greenest
girl you ever saw in your life. Her ig
norance ii a perpetual source of wonder
to me. The day after I got her I went
out shopping and told her if any one
called during my absence to say I was
out and ask his name. These seemed
simple instructions, but I thought ehe
would need them.
"When I returned, I asked if any
body had called.
Yes, mum; they did,' she replied.
'Who were they s"
" 'They wouldn't,, tell v their names,
"'Wouldn't tell their names!' I ex
claimed in surprise.
"Yes, mum; but I think one of
them Paid "bananas and the other
"I demanded further particulars.
" 'I tried to tell them you was out
and ask their names. You hadn't been
gone very long when one of them came.
It was the man who called "bananas."
I remembered what you said, mum, and
I went after him and told him you was
out. He asked me if I wanted any ba
nanas, and I told him no; that yon was
out, and asked what was his name.
But he wouldn't tell me. It was the
same with the other person who called.
He called "rags" and only laughed at
me when I ran after him.
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Jra Ton will find one coupon lnnlde each 1 ounce
i xmj m QBgf read LUC cuufua iuu uuw w
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cases. It relieve promptly
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THE Dr. J. H. McLEAN MEDICINE CO., St. Louis. Mo.
TIMING BIG PROJECTILES.
Bow Their Initial Velocity Is Calculated
In Tests at Sandy Hook.
To the layman one of the interesting
features in a big gun test is the method
by which the initial velocity of the
projectiles is calculated. When he hears
that the modern high power guns often
expel a shot at an initial velocity of
2,000 feet a second, a rate that if sus
tained would mean a mile in three sec
onds, he realizes the difficulty of calcu
lating the speed. An ordnance officer
must have accurate knowledge of the
velocity of a projectile, that he may pre
dict its range and penetration and de
termine the accuracy of. the gun. It is
i a comparatively easy matter, however,
) with the new instruments to calculate
I accurately the initial velocity of a pro
j jectile, and any one who is fortunate
enough to visit Sandy Hook when big
guns are being tested may see how it is
Two open frames sre set up 150 feet
apart in front of the, gun. Wires an
stretched back and forth across thest
frames, making a screen through which
the shot must pass. The w ires in each
screen form a complete electric circuit,
which includes also an electric battery
and an electro magnet. The projectile,
after leaving the gun, flies through the
wire in the first screen, interrupting the
circuit and releasing the armature of
the magnet. In a space of time-so small
as to be hardly conceivable the projec
tile has covered the distance between
the two frames and pierced the wire in
the second, interrupting its electric cur
rent and releasing tho armature of its
magnet, as in the first case. The inter
val between the tlrop of these two ar
matures represents the time spent by
the projectile in traveling 100 fe:t.
This time is indicatil by the chrono
graph in the laboratory near by. Wires
run from each screen to the laboratory,
which is fitted up with batteries and
The armature of the first electro mag
net is an iron rod about 3 feet long,
which is suspended vertically. This rod
falls when the second electro magnet is
placed a little below tho first, and when
it is released it acts as a knife, and,
striking tho side of tho falling rod,
makes a slight mark. The distance of
this cntormaik fremi the end of the rod
indicates the distance through which
the rod has dropped while the projectile
ia passing from one screen to another.
This forms the unit for the calculation
of the projectile's velocity in feet per
second. New explosives and high power
guns have increased tho initial velocity
of projectiles wonderfully in the last
few years. Projectiles may be expelled
now with a force that will make them
effective at a range far beyond ordinary
eyesight. New York Sun.
In the Argentine Republic the se-rvice
of trains is appallingly irregular, chief
ly owing to the bad state of the perma
nent way, which, "when "once laid, is
left to take c;:re of itself. The perma
nent way in soi:ie arts of the line is in
euch.a c!ilapi7aii i condition that al
most every tuiiu is thrown e IT tlie rails.
This siMi i:r';; u J; t is i r.i.t::'n u in a
receutnje.it t f t5ercil
V !;eervi d.
The rate ft t: .: I.:
ing. At f ? t'i ' , .i
local iii: . '
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In proportion tb its size Britain has
eight times as many miles of railway as
tne unitea states.
bag and wo cou?ons Inside each 4 ounce bag.
get yuur numiv f ju,vuv ui jjicqc-uvs.
LIVER and KIDNEY o
fe Diseases are manifested
Loss of Appetite, Foul
- Tongue and Weakness
Dr. J. El. ncLEAU'S
muiI servitt in mild" or chronic
and works a permanent core
The Alan of the World
Usually is "up to snuff" in all that is
worth knowing about the up-to-date styles
in clothing. Ask him who are the best and
most reliable clothiers in Plattsmouth, and
see if he doesn't mention our names every
time. Our fine stock is unlimited, our prices
low, and our fine suits will suit the most fastidious.
Our $5 and 18 all
OUR WORLD BEHTERS.
A Child or Boy's suit at $1.25 Double
seat and knee.
Have you seen our line of $2.50 all Wool
JOE & FRANK
( l CO bays a Tm Violin
at; J Complete Outfit.
00 Vmc m Mnnrlnlino
J Dirdseye Maple, Mahogany or Rose
wood Finish. Fully guaranteed.
' 1 00 bays An American Guitar,
guaranteed to stand. Steel
strings, in Mahogany or Rose
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- i:',rs, little used, for $50,
Write for Catalogues and our
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