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HERALD. Estbli.hd April 16. 1M4 ( Comolktatad Jan. 1. 1896
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, TIIUHSDAY. FEBRUARY 17,1J
VOL. XLVI NO. 87
Mayor Dahlman of Omaha
Declare Against Big
THE PARTING OF
THE POLITICAL WAYS.
Henceforth Mr. Bryan wUl not
have the Support of the Lasso
'Tis come at last. The picture
must be turned toward the wall.
Mayor Dahlman will not be with Mr.
Bryan any more. He says:
"I am greatly disappointed because
of the position Mr. Bryan has taken.
However, it will not change my plans
relative to running for governor. It
puts Govcrnot Shallenberger and my
self in the same bed. For years I
have fought side by side with Bryan
and have been one of his greatest ad
mircrs. Now we must separate and
become political enemies, for I am
being a nrm Deiievcr in personal
"Of course the declaration of Bryan
means a bitter fight in the democratic
state convention, especially upon the
matter of platform, and while I can
We have a few
boys suits left in
sizes 14, 15 and 16
that we will sell for
When you can
buy the boy a full
suit at this price,
better do it. These
chances do not
cme every day.
The Homo of Satisfaction.
AM "5.-- I 14
til? "-, yjif
not give an opinion that is worth any
thing, I don't believe a county option
plank can be adopted; , If it should
be it is difficult to predict the result.
In the event the democratic convent
ion should declare for county option,
I do not know what would happen.
"Bryan will have a following, but it
is hard to estimate what it will be,
though I do not think it will be very
large, for the democratic party is
made up of a liberal element.
"No doubt but Bryan's course will
cost the democratic party some votes,
but at the same time it will bring
over a lot of republicans who are ad
hering to the principles of personal
THE SOUND OF
THE FIRE ALARM.
Home of Mr. Truman Scene of
About 9 o'clock this morning the
fire alarm was turned in and on in
vestigation it was ascertained that
the residence of Mr. Truman, in the
second ward had caught on fire.
The fire laddies quickly got a hose
cart in action, and with Zuckweiler
& Lut! team soon had the department
on the ground. ' The fire had been dis
covered by some school boys when
it first appeared on the roof of the
dwelling. Mr. Truman was at once
notified, and with a long ladder and
some pails of water, the fire was
under control when the hosecart
arrived. It was not necessary to turn
on the water through the hose. The
fire originated in sparks getting thr
ough the defective chimney. The
damage done was slight, and can be
repaired by the addition of a few new
Had the school boys not happened
to discover it at the time they did
thtf entire structure might have burned
and also the dwelling of J. C. York
would have been endangered.
Thursday night February 17th will
be the regular meeting of the Club
at Coates Hall. Attention is called
to the fact that at the last meeting
the regular night was changed from
the third Tuesday of the month to
the third Thursday- that night being
more favorable to a larger attend
ance. It is nccssary in order for the
Club to do tin best work, that every
member and man interested in the
City attend the meetings. By a un
animous vote at the last meeting it
was decided to begin each time at 8
o'clock promptly and notice is here
by given to that effect.
Reports of importance and interest
will be. given by the Treasurer, the
Publicity Committee and the Paving
Committee, while several items of
new business will be presented. Aside
from this, Judge Travis will address
the meeting briefly upon observations
which he has made during the past
few months, during which time he
has visited hustling western towns.
He has been on the lookout for pointers
on how to "See Plattsmouth Succeed".
Come out Come out on time.
J. P. Falter Tres.
E. H. Wescott Sec
Recovered Her Watch.
The watch which was stolen from
Mrs Ed Bratner's room yesterday
was recovered by a little strategy
by Mr. Bratncr.
. He had made up his mind who the
guilty party was, and by making
some strong statements as to what
Would happen to the guilty party
unless the watch was returned very
soon,' produced the desired results.
Later on Mrs. Bratncr took occassion
to go to her room where she discovered
the watch which had been slipped
into her cloak pocket.
Died Near Union.
Henry Peterson a prosperous farmer
residing on the S. W. Lloyd farm
north cast of Union died Monday
evening, at the ago of 62 j?ars.
Mr. Peterson was a Binglo man
and had resided in that vicinity for
a number of years. He left no im
mediate relatives except a nephew
Albert Peterson, residing at Polk
Nebraska. The remains were taken
to Polk for burial yesterday.
C. R. Jordan, county commissioner
from Alvo departed for his home
this morning having transacted the
county business yesterday.
NEHAWKA COMMERCIAL CLUB
GIVES A BIG BANQUET
Over Two Hundred Enthusiastic Boosters for Good Roads
Enjoy the Good Things.
FEAST PREPARED BY THE
Insist on Doing Their Share
the Country Along
It is seldom that one has an oppor
tunity to enjoy such good things
as was prepared by the ladies of
Nehawka and vicinity at the ban
quet by the Commercial Club of that
rustling berg last Saturday evening.
The editor of the Daily News had
received a special invitation to be
present, and knowing the ability
of the people of Nehawka to prepare
everything that is necessary for the
success of an occasion of this kind
we were glad to accept and glad that
All roads led to Nehawka that
evening and before the time for the
banquet arrived the town began to
be alive with the people of the sur
rounding country who were intercB
ted in the success of tho movement.
1 At eight oclock, the time set for
the banquet the lower room at the
school building was filled with men who
were discussing in an interesting
manner the success of the movement.
In a few moments the doors to the
auditorium of the building were thrown
open and the guests filed in and took
their places at the tables
which were arranged very nicely
for the occasion. A long tabic at the
east end of the room nearly across
it contained the toast master of the
evening Hon. David West and beside
him the speaker of the evening Prof.
Chase, of the State Agricultural
College. Four more' tables extended
from the main table down the room
to near the stage which was filled
nearly full on each side.
After a selection by the orchestra
Toast master West arose and called
upon District Superintendent Dr.
Wiight for the invocation. At its
close to the sound of music about
twenty young ladies filed down the
long tables and served the guests.
We understand that Frank Sheldon is
responsible for the manner of serving
the banquet, and he is entitled to
a great deal of commendation for his
good judgement. There was no con
fusion and in consequence no hot
coffee spilt down the neck of any of
the guests. At the tap of a bell the
girls took their serving trays and
formed in line at the foot of the tables
and then at another tap of the bell
and music of the orchestra marched
out to their respective tables and
served the guests. They retained
their places until all had been served
and then at another tap of the bell
marched back and formed in line
for the next course. Six courses
were served, closing with cigars which
remainea unsmoKeu until near the
close of the speaking.
After the banquet had been served
Toastmaster West called the as
semblage to order and stated the ob
ject of the banquet. He said that
about two weeks ago some of the
business men of tho town had got to
gether for the purpose of seeing if
something could not be done in the
way of organization for a good roads
movement and such other improve
ments which would tend to help the
town and the surrounding country.
They had called upon the president
of the Nebraska City commercial
club to come up and meet with them
with the result that they had formed
a plan which they thought would
bo about the right idea. They had
resolved to form a commercial club
to be composed not alono of business
men of Nehawka, but also the farmers
and laboringmen n the vicinity of
the town who were interested in the
town. One could become a member
of the club by subscribing to one or
more shares of stock which had been
placed at $25 a share. Tho business
men of the city had subscribed SI, 000
per year, for fivo years ?5,000
and all they asked of those
outside tho city was to subscribe to
tho stock in labor which should be
LADIES OE THE VILLAGE.
Toward the Building up of
the Lines Proposed.
put upon the roads leading to the
town. When it became known that a
meeting of this kind was contem
plated, he said that the ladies of the
town had come to them and insisted
that they should be allowed to have
a luuul in the good work and volun
teered to serve the banquet and fur
nish the good stuff necessary to malve
it a success. This announcement was
met by tho men about the tables with
great applause, and at the close of
his address Air. West called upon
the ladies to take their places on the
stage and the curtain was raised. All
we have got to say is that if those men
over at Nehawka do not make a
success of the movement with such
a good looking aggregation of ladies
back of them, yes, not only back of
them but pushing also, they ought
to be ashamed of themselves. The
action of the women and girls of Ne
hawka in insisting that they be al
lowed to have a hand in the boosting
of the good roads movement means
its success. No wonder there arc
so many successful men in Nehawka.
With such inspiration back of them
tho battle is half won on tho start
and we look for great things to be
accomplished by reason of the "all-to'-gtlher"
spirit shown at that meet
ing. At the close of his speech Mr. West
introduced Prof. Chase, of the Neb
raska Agricultural College who spoke
upon the matter of good roads and the
importance of getting into the game
as early as possible in order to accom
plish good work. He did not com
pliment the roads around Nehawka
very highly, but said that they could
be made the best in the state by
systematic and intelligent work. He
advised the usingofa King road drag
whenever possible, whether the roads
had been graded or not, and and
that an hours work by each farmer at
the proper time after a storm, or
after the fipring thaw, along the roads
by his farm would accomplish wonders
in making the roads so much better.
He introduced charts showing experi
ments made on roads before and after
they had been worked and the saving
in the amount of horse flesh and trips
on account of the better condition
of the roads.
At the close of his address which
was listened to very attentively, Mr.
West called upon several about the
tables to give their ideas upon the
matter and the responses were all
favorable to carrying on tho work
begun by the club. Among the num
ber who spoke were: J. S. Rough,
P. Wolf, Mr. Kimc, Mr. Philpot,
Mr. Pollard. Mr. Cast. Mr. firh.i.
maker, Mr. Hepner, I. C. Todd, Mr.
Barrows of the Dailv News. Mr
Mr. Nutzman, Mr. Cox, and a few
others whose names we cannot recall.
In response to an explanation bv
Mr. West that it had been thought
best to select four of tho members
of the executive committee or bnnrH
of directors of the club from the
farmers, Mr. John Murdock moved
that the toastmaster appoint a com
mittee of five from the farmers fn
select the four members of the board
which carried and Mr. West ap
pointed B. Wolf, John Whitman,
Robert Wilton, Edwin Schumaker
and F. Nutzman.
The farmers subscribed vcrv lib
erally at the closo of the meeting,
and in some instances Bomo of the
roads running out of town were
covered by all farmers alone the line.
This means good roads for Nehawka.
This movement on the part of tho
people of Nehawka and vicintiy
is to be commended and it is an ex
ample which if every town in the
state would follow would solve the
good roads proposition quicker than
any other method.
Here's to tho Nehawka Commercial
club, may its good work continue
and extend all over tho Btate.
A REPORTER'S GLIMPSE
INTO SPIRIT LAND.
An Incident from "The Comet's
Tall or The Mince Pie's Last
The inspiration which sometimes
comes from reading a popular book
or listening to some great orator
is frequently responsible for the acts
of thoso who may have read or heard.
This may be the reason of the in
spiration of the Journal reporter who
in glowing language chronicles the
untimely death of Bcveral of the
"best friends of man" on Monday
evening, or possibly the inspiration
may have come from tho fact that
the editor of the Journal had attended
the democratic banquet at Lincoln
and in hearing Governor Shellenbcrg
cr's oft repeated glorious word
stunt on tho star spangled .banner,
the inspiration had been somehow
transmitted from the editor at Lin
coln to his reporter in Plattsmouth,
possibly by the "S. 0. S." method
which caused the high sounding
phrases. In Bpeaking of the acts of
Captain Young of tho Night Police
force ho said: "Tho bullet sped with
unerring aim straight to the heart
of the animal, and making one last,
long leap it came down the deadest
dog that ever gnawed a bone."
This is the first incident oik record
of dead dogs gnawing bones after
they had gone on before. Possibly
the spint of tho dead canino may
have taken the bono with him on
his way to tho canine spirit land
and supped upon it when not engaged
in playing a harp or sending up sweet
howlthems of joy. A little later the
the reporter says that another canine
was "winging its way". This is a
sure indication that there must have
been something in the sky besides
a comet or the reporter never would
have beheld tho "winging away", of
another unhappy canine on his
flight to the other shore, though we
never knew before that a (log annexed
wings after his sad demise. Will
the choir please sing that old familiar
hymn,cntitled "He has gone on Be
fore, but he left his Tail Behind."
Fire at II. Barthold's
About 1 1 :15 the fire bell was sounded
for the second time and it was soon
learned that the home of Harry
Barthold, in the Fourth ward was
on fire. The fire was started by the
flue burning out, which caused the
wall paper about the chimney to
ignite starting a fire, which for a time
looked as if it would take the dwell
ing. Water was brought and the fire
was under control in a short time.
The fire department arrived with
the hosecart, drawn by Zuckweiler &
Lutz's team, but at the request of
the lady of the house no water was
turned on as the fire was under suffi
cient control, that it would not warrent
covering everything with ice water.
The damage was small.
Foster Parents of Fourteen Child
The Maryville Daily Republican of
the 14th has the following remark
able item conccrni ng two kindhearted
Missourians, and for a large family
of foster children takes the cake:
Mr. and Mrs. 0. P. Russ of Raven-
wood, who have adopted twelve or
phan children from the St.Louis Chil
dren's Home, and who have reared
them in a way that has received the
highest praise of the officers of the
children's society of the state, have
adopted the twins that were taken on
trial by a Maryville family several
months ago. This makes fourteen
children that Mr. and Mrs. Russ have
adopted, and their case is a remark
able one in every respect.
Tried as Inebriate.
Ed Schlater of Louisville, was com
plained against today, by his father
John C. Schlater as being an inebriate
and fit for the asylum at Lincoln.
E. Manspeaker went to Louisville
last evening and accompanied young
Schlater to Plattsmouth today, and
as examination was had before the
board of insanity commissioners to
day, at the sheriff's office. It was
derided to give the young man six
weeks to make good ami quit the rum
habit. If he fails then over the road
H. G. Vanhorn was a passenger to
the metropolis on tho morning train.
Believed by Many to Show
Sentiment Against Sa
loons Next Year.
GIVES PEOPLE THE
RIGHT TO VOTE.
Initiative and Referendum Car
ried by a Blg Majority Vote.
Havelock yesterday adopted the ini
tiative and re ferendum and voted 150,
000 water bonds and $20,000 sewer
bonds. This was tho vote:
. For Agst
Initiative and referendum . . . 327 77
Water bonds... '...352 48
Sewer bonds 310 78
Tho highest vote cast was on the
init;ativo and referendum, 404. The
total voto of Havelock is about 520.
Tho election was very quiet, saloons
being closed and no show of disorder
made. While this does not settle the
saloon question, which will come up
on an ordinance to be proposed for
adoption by vote of the people at the
April election, it is taken by temper
ance workers as indication that the
people of Havelock desire ft change
and seek the means to get it. It is
not belie vcu tht a no-saloon 6rdf
nance can be carried with the case
with which Initiative and referendum,
adoption was Bceured, but tho temper
ance workers have high hopes now
that they will succeed.
- Much Interest was shown .in the
election yesterday, the settlement of
the bond propositions and the question
of how to dceido as to saloons be
ing regarded as matters of great im
portance to Havelock's future, in view
of the fact that the railroad shops
arc now being enlarged and the popu
lation of the town is to be added to
very soon by more men being em- '
Cf7"tu iyu9 Uj H.rt tcb.tfn.i It Mum
We'd sooner have
them on your back
than in our chest.
Thats why we
offer any coat in
the noise at
$10, $14, or $18
mostly made by
Hart Schaffner & Marx.
Falter & Thieroll
Valuo Giving Clothiers.