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She Had Wandered !o ihe Home of Frank Le
perf, Five Elites South of Town,
"The blowing of the shops whistle.and
the ringing of the fire bell last evening
at a few minutes before five announced
the finding of little Vira Owens, the
child that was lost yesterday. Her
father, George Owens, and Lester
Burrows found her at the home of
Frank Lepert, five miles south of the
city at a few moments after four
o'clock, yesterday afternoon. When
the little one had gotten to town in the
morning she found thej street torn up
by the pavers and things did not look
natural, so she passed up the south
side of the street and did not find
Bach's store at all. About nine o'clock
she entered the store of John S. Hall
on Sixth street, where she purchased a
paper of pins which she has been re
quested to get, and passing on up South
Sixth, which she took for the street
leading to her home, but as she went
nothing appeared to be natural, and
following the street passed on to
Lincoln avenue, at the junction
of Sixth street, following along the
avenue, looking for something that
looked familiar. She walked with some
lady past Bach's south store, and
turned southwest, passing the entire
length of that thoroughfare until she
reached the "horn." Here she was
seen bv the family of Chas. E. Cook,
going south, and again by the children
of B. W. Livingston near the United
Brethern church, going with her little
blue bonnett in her hand and the paper
of pins tightly clasped in her other with
some flowers she had gathered.
At the corner near the church she
turned west and had gone a short dis
tance when she turned east again,
passing by B. F. Willes and was
tracked to the cemetery, east of the
Horning school house, where she sat
down on the steps that go over the
fence into the cemetery. Here she
left a paper which was around a stick
of gum which Mrs. Hall had given her,
and layed down the flowers she had
picked. From here she was tracked by
her father and Burrows by her foot
prints in the soft mud and dirt. At the
the cross-roads, south and east of the
Horning farm, tracks showed that she
had been undicided what course to pur
sue, but had taken the road leading to
Called East by Sickness.
He-r.ry O'Brian and brother. W. J.
O'Brian, of Weeping Water, departed
this morning for Pekin, Illinois, having
come in last evening from Weeping
Water on the Missouri Pacific, called
there by a message yesterday, announc
ing the very serious illness of their
father, Wm. O'Brian of that place.
Mr. O'Brian is well advanced in age,
being !1 years old, and has been in
excellent health until within a few days,
when he was taken sick. The message
stated that he was not expected to live
and his advanced age makes it very im
probable that he will recover. Mr.
O'Brian's wife died some three years
Will Address the Commencement.
Superintendent J. W. Gamble de
parted for Omaha this afternoon, where
he goes to see his mother and to make
arrangements relative to having an
operation performed for the relief of an
abcess, which has formed in the bone
of the side of her face. The operation
is expected to be performed tomorrow.
Mr. Gamble will go to Greenwood this
afternoon, where he will make the ad
dress at the commencement excercises
of the closing of the public schools at
that place. Tomorrow he will return
to Omaha to be present when his mother
shall undergo the above mentioned oper
ation. Big Land Deal
A special from Ashland, under date
of May 26, says: "After months of ne
gotiations the sale of the Riverside
ranch, three miles north of Ashland, on
the Platte bottom, has been effected.
The purchasers were J. F. Hendricks of
Malvern, la., and Mrs. E. E. Hart of
Council Bluffs, la., who paid the owner
George E. Ricker,$150, 000 for the place.
The ranch comprises nearly 4,000 acres
and has improvements of great value,
consisting of a fine ranch house and im
mense bams and feeding sheds. The
Ashland-Sioux City extension of the
Burlington runs the full length of the
ranch on the west side."
There will be a box social at the
Becker school house on Saturday night,
May 30. Everybody invited to come
and enjoy a good time.
town, and after traveling for about a
quarter of a mile had" turned back and
after having arrived at the cross-roads
again had turned east.
From this point Vira was traced by
her foot prints, which led a half mile
east towards the Missouri river, thence
turning south, and the searchers in
quired at the home of Lee Fickler.
Here Mrs. Fickler said she had seen the
Jit tie child pass going south just a few
moments after noon and had suggested
calling her in, for she feared she was
lost, but Mr. Fickler thought she was
some neighbor's child, who knew where
she was going. Passing on south, she
came to and passed the house of Frank
Lepert, coming to the end of the road
as it led to the barn. At this point she
started to return and was seen by the
Lepert children, who talked to her she
telling them she was lost and asked
them to go part of the way home with
her. They at once communicated with
their mother, who grasping the situa
tion, brought her in and fed her, telling
her she could stay there until her papa
came after her, or that they could take
her home. Here it was the father and
Mr. Burrows found her playing in the
road with the Lepert children. When
questioned by her father as to how she
had come there, she said she did not
know where she was going, but was
trying to find her way home, and hur
ried as fast as she could.
She still had the paper of pins, but
said after she was taken into the buggy
to return home, that she had not gotten
the tobacco. Other searching parties
were scouring other portions of the
country in every direction from town,
among whom were the police, sheriff,
deputy sheriff and citizens. The feet
of the little child were very sore from
much walking and she was very tired,
and had been crying a good deal . When
the father and Mr. Burrows arrived at
the home of Air. Norris, south of the
city, on their return, they telephoned
to town, when the whistles at the shops
were blown and the fire bell announced
the finding of the little one. Mr. and
Mrs. Owens wish to extend their sincere
thanks to the people who so kindly as
sisted in the search and other kind acts
rendered in the recovery of their little
Three Pioneers of Ashland.
A special from Ashland, under date of
May 2' says: "Three pioneers of this
locality have died within the last few
days. Dennis Dean came to Ashland
in 1S63 and erected one of the first
flouring mills in the state, on Salt
Creek, at this point, that year. At his
home the first religious gat hiring in
Saunders county was held. It was at
tended by twelve men, eight of whom
wore revolvers. He was the first clerk
of Saunders county and a member of
the first town board of Ashland. Ben
jamin S. Clarke, after serving in the
civil war, came to Ashland, and at
once gained prominence in the com
munity, being elected the mayor of the
city. Dr. I. L. Simington took up his
residence in Ashland in 1871, taking a
prominent part in the life and develop
ment of the city from that time until
his death. He opened the first bank in
the city, built the first theatre and en
gaged in other business ventures. All
three of these pioneers were honored
and respected by the citizens of Ash
land." Notice to Our Customers.
We are pleased to announce that
Foley's Honey and Tar for coughs,
colds and lung troubles is not affected
by the National Pure Food and Drug
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Soli at F. G. Fricke & Co.
Has Proved a Good Assessor.
John Wunderlich, assessor for Ne
hawka precinct, came in today, bringing
the returns for that precinct, and with
this completes the taking of the property
schedule for the entire county. With
the completion of the work, the aver
age which has been saved over other
years is running high, showing what
good business methods injected into the
matter in this department of the
county's work is make by the efficient
officer, Mr. H. M. Soennichsen. Not
alone has his judgment been good in
the manner of doing the business, but
his judgement has been first-class in the
selection of the deputies who have to
assist him. Many dollars have been
saved to the county which is one cause
for the congratulation of the taxpayers
of the county in the selection of Mr.
Soennichsen for the office which he now
EVER HAVE IT?
If You Have, the Statement of
This Plattsmouth Man Will
Ever have a "low-down" pain in the
a.k? In the "small" right over'the
u'ps? That's the home of backache.
t3 caused by sick kidneys. That's
why Doan's Kidney Pills cure it. Platts-
mou .h people endorse this. Read a case
y 3. Joseph II. Smith, living at
corner Second and Diamond streets,
Wir.tirsteen Hill, Plattsmouth, says:
Owing to a derangement of the kidneys
I have suffered a great deal for years
from pain in the small of the back. I
was troubled the most when on my feet
or from any over-exertion. Difficulty
with the secretions annoyed me and
especially at night when my rest would
be disturbed. My husband had his at
tention called to Doan's Kidney Pills
and he brought home a box for me
from Gering & Co. 's drug store. I used
them according to directions and their
use did me an infinite amount of good
The pain was relieved and there was
much improvement generally. I pro
nounce Doan's Kidney Pills a most ex
cellent kidney remedy."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York,
sole agepts for the United States.
Remember the name Doan's and
take no other.
Acquire a Home in Plattsmouth.
A very important real estate transac
tion was consumated yesterday through
the George Ballance real estate agency
The George Mapes place was sold to
Mr. John Hockstraugesser, of Omaha,
who is buying it for a home. He is a
man of considerable means and expects
to overhall the place and will spend a
large amount of money upon it in order
to place it in the contition he desires.
This will make the man a citizen of one
town, and his interests will be a great
benefit to the city in many ways.
Mr. C. D. Cummins, Plattsmouth.
Dear Sir: You understand chemistry;
how'd you like to earn $1000?
Devoe lead-and-zinc that's the name
of our paint that takes fewer gallons
than mixed paint and wear twice as
long as lead-and-oil is made of white
lead, white-zinc, its color, turpentine
dryer, and linseed oil.
If any chemist finds any adulteration
in this paint we'll pay his bill .and $1000
It's nobody's business what we put
in our paint, of course; but we want it
known. For lead-and-zinc and linseed
o'd, ground together by machinery, are
the stuff to paint with; and lead-and-oil
mixed by hand is not.
We want it known that one. word de
scribed the best paint in the world; and
that word is Devoe.
Are you going to paint?
F. W. Devoe & Co.,
New York and Chicago.
II. L. Asemissen & Son sells our
Mrs. Dennis Danaher at Home.
" Last evening B. B. Danaher returned
home from Burlington Junction, Mo.,
where he had gone for his mother, who
has ibeen at the sanatarium at that
place for some time. This morning Mr.
Danaher was in the city and reports his
mother is much improved by the treat
ment which she has received at the
springs. She says, however, there is
no place like home.
Lived Here Forty-five Years ago.
H. W. Meyers and wife of Bethany
were visitor in the city this morning,
coming in with Oscar Gapen. Mrs.
Meyers being a sister of Mr. Gapen.
They lived heie a number of years
since, but for the past forty-five years
have made their home near Bethany.
While in the city. Mr. Meyers made a
very pleasant call at the office of the
Journal and advanced his subscription
for another year.
Then it's time to act! No time
to study, to read, to experi
ment! You want to save your
hair, and save it quickly, too!
So make up your mind this
very minute that if your hair
ever comes out you will use
Ayer's Hair Vigor. It makes
the scalp healthy. The hair
stays in. It cannot do any
thing else. It's nature's way.
Tha best kind of a testimonial -"Sold
lor over sixty years."
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Also manunciorera 01
I f fC PILLS.
W W CHERRY PECTORAL.
In District Court
Judge Travis listened to the evidence
and"arguments in the case that was ap
pealed from the village ot Avoca, which
came up yesterday. This i3 a matter
wherein the village board granted a
license to open a saloon in that village
and a remonstrance against it. John
Carter was the principal remonstrator
and appeared before the court with
his attorney, Darnell, of Lincoln, while
H. E. Wellensiek, the young attorney
of Avoca, appeared for the defendants.
Judge Travis over-ruled two of the ob
jections in the remonssrance, but the
third he had taken under advisement,
and when we went to press last evening
had not given an opinion.
Since last evening we are informed
that all three of the objections were
overruled - and the license granted.
This gives Avoca a saloon, of which it
has been deprived by some hocus pocus
for the past two years.
The Event Celebrated at Home of
Bride's Parents, Mr. and Mrs.
H. W. Miller
In the presence of a large number of
friends of both bride and groom, at the
home of the parents of the former last
evening, with the home decorated with
the flowers of the season, and appear
ing before Rev. B. F. Eichelberger,
Mr. Elton Vroman, of Sheridan, Wyo.,
and Miss Bessie Miller, of this place,
were united in the holy bonds of matri
mony. The ceremony and congratula
tions being over, all present sat down
to a delightful repast. The young peo
ple will make their home in the north
west, where Mr. Vroman is employed
with the Burlington, and will depart for
their new home next Monday. The
groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E.
Vroman, and was reared in this city,
having gone to the northwest some
thing over a year since. The bride is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Miller,
and has lived in the city most of her
life, being known by most of our citizens.
The Journal extends congratulations
and good wishes.
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, )
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he
is senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing business in the
City of Toledo, County and State afore
said, and that said firm will pay the
sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
for each and every case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by the use of Hall's
Catarrh Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed
in my presence, the 6th day of Decem
ber, A. D. 18S6.
(0nu v A. W. Gleasox.
al.) Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in
ternally, and acts directly on the blocd
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Send for testimonials free.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by all druggist?, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
This Explains Itself.
Louisville, Neb., May 23, 190S.
In Editor Mayfield's "Courier," of a
recent date, I notice a little article that
was headed, "That the Public May
Know," and in that article he uses
these words: "We doubt very much if
old or second-hand clothing is needed or
would be acceptable to the victims of
the cyclone." I happened to be in the
path of the monster of the air, and
therefore, was placed in a position to
know whereof I speak. Second-hand
clothing was not only accepted, but it
was with heartfelt gratitude that it
was gladly received. If we had been
left with an abundance of cash, we
would still have welcomed the W. C. T.
U. ladies with their ready-to-wear
clothing. It would have been almost an
utter impossibility for any woman, who
was in the track of the storm to have
composed her unstrung nerves enough
to have made a garment for the first
ten days after the storm struck us, and
I therefore gladly champion the cause
of that noble order, and say to every
donator of second-hand clothing, "It
was a God send to us."
Oxe of the Victims.
Off For a Trip.
F. D. Brooks, of Creighton.a brother
of our W. G. Brooks, and superintend
ent of the schools at that place, came
in on the Burlington number two last
evening, and he with W. G. Brooks,
departed last night on the M. P. for
Topeka, where they will visit for about
a week; after which Professor Brooks
will go to his home at Davenport, Neb.,
for about three weeks visit; then he
will depart for the east to spend the
remainder of the vacation.
We note that Mayor Dahlman, of Om
aha, and Mayor Brown, of Lincoln,
have issued proclamations requesting
the business houses to close two hours
I ' on Decoration Day. . Plattsmouth busi
ness men close nearly the whole day
without any such request. They love
tD respect the old soldiers.
The effect of malaria lasts a long time.
You cr.tch cold easily or become run
down because of the after effects of malaria.
A It builds new blood and tones up your nervous
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You cannot alTord to take any chances in
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A combination policy for fire, lightning, tor
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property for twenty-five cents per year.
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Block . . .
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tfi r. THE. I Nebraska
The Way to Celebrate.
The way to properly celebrate the
great natal day and celebrate it the way
our forefathers intended, is to select
some shady errove, where the farmer
an I his wife can drive in with all
their children and unload them under a
big tree, where, when the dinner hour
arrives they spread their dinner and
enjoy themselves. The program should
begin with the reading of that grand
and glorious old document, the Declara
tion of Independence. Then music by
the band or a song by the glee club.
Then comes the oration of the day by
some eminent speaker, followed by
more music, and then adjourn one hour
for dinner. After dinner then again as
semble at the stand and listen to more
speaking and music until time for ad
journment. Such a celebration would
please everybody. The children would
enjoy such on outing, as well as the
parents. Those who come from the
surrounding country would return to
their homes feeling that the day had
been well spent. The merchant could
close his store at 10 o'clock and take his
family to the celebration grounds and
mingle with the farmers and their fami
lies for a few hours. They would feel
better by it. Who would not? Such a
celebration would be a success and a
grand success. Let the farmers under
stand that such a celebration is to take
place and Plattsmouth will witness one
of the largest crowds of people that
ever assembled on any occasion in Cass
Who is He?
It is reported that a young man of
Plattsmouth who likes to jolly the tele
phone girls, was called up by one of
them recently who asked if he would
like to go fishing with her. He ex
pressed his pleasure, and wa3 told to
"hold the line." After keeping the
receiver to his ear five or ten minutes
it dawned upon him that she had landed
a sucker. Weeping Water Republican.
Henry Kaufman, wife and daughter.
Nellie, were passengers to Omaha,
where they are visiting with friends
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Fancy Home-Crown Millet for Sale by
i ticd Plattsmouth,
Death at Elmwood.
A special from Elmwood, under date
of Wednesday, says: "Samuel Stebbins
Johnson died at his home in this city
last evening. Mr. Johnson was born
near Middletown, Conn., May 8, 1830.
He moved to Otoe county, Nebraska,
in the eighties, where he located on a
section of land. He was a royal arch
Mason and a member of Cyreiie com
mandery No. 8 Knights Templer of
Middletown, Conn. Mr. Johnson was
vice president of the First National
bank of this place, having held that
position since its organization. The
funeral services will be held from the
home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon,
Canopy lodge No. 209, A. F. & A. M.
having charge of the arrangements."
Her hand this man could not get,
His health was not as it should be,
He had not used the "best as yet,"
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea.
WHEN THE KETTLE SINGS
it's a sin of coal satisfaction. Want
to hear tbe music fn your kitchen?
Easy order coal from this ortice and
i yard. The output or the Trenton
! mine the fuel we handle has no su
perior anywhere, its equal in few
J. V. EGENBERGER,
'PHflNP Plattsmouth No. 22.
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