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"BE JUST AND FEAR NOT."
VOL. 13. NO. 21. PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 17, 1894. $1.00 SPiES.
JNO. WATSON'S STORY
it chicken-pox, and failed to use any
precautions to keep the same from
THE STATE CONTEST
quV Red Letter D
spreading. Criminal proceedings wil
be begun against him for practicing
He Will Join Chapman and Field in
medicine without a certificate from
Representatives of Nebraska's Pub
lic Schools Orate at Fremont.
the Congressional Race.
the state board of health, as the stat
QUARANTINING THE AFFLICTED
The Township Trustee. Decide to Quaran
tine all Parties Sixpofted to Small
Fox The Lonlnville Hall
Game Other ItemH.
John Watson's Appropriate Tale.
The public struggles and the private
longings of republicans in the "Bryan
district" to be sacrificed this year as
the star passenger in the old ship that
is leaking now, is indeed picturesque.
Several are outspoken candidates
aspirants like Judge Field "in the
sense that they want the nomination"
and are actively bastling for it.
Others are hoping against hope that
lightning may strike them. At the
same time every mother's son of them
makes it a point to reiterate "the
nomination is not so desirablt) after
all, for if Bryan is a candidate it will
mean a serious tight."
Thse republicans, however, do not
believe that Mr. Bryan will be a can
didate for re-election, else they would
not be so anxious for the nomination.
Already some of these aspirants in the
first are profuse in statements of what
they will do for the people when they
get to congress. And this suggests
that the very happy hit made by John
C.Watson on Judge S. 11. Chapman
will apply with equal force to all of the
republican candidates in the first.
It is related that recently while in
Nebraska City Judge Chapman, in
whose bonnet the congressional bee
has buzzed "since Ilec was a pup,"
asked John Watson to attend to a busi
ness matter for him, and as the two
parted Judge Chapman joculary re
marked: "Do that for me, John, and
when I get to congress I'll fill your
office full of garden trucfc and public
This seemed to stiike Watson as im
mensely humorous, and calling Judge
Chapman back Watson said: "That
reminds me of a good story."
Judge Chapman listened with
blanched face to hia tale. "Away back
in the early days of Tennessee a
wealthy man known as Colonel Simms
dropped in the rear seat of a church
house. The colonel was distinguished
for a pronounced lisp in his speech.
When the collection plate was started
around the colonel observed coming
toward him a deacon, who. a few days
before, had beaten the colonel in a
sharp horse trade. The deacon shoved
the collection plate under the colonel's
nose, and in order to pnt a spur to his
generosity, said: "Toucan afford to
give liberally out of the abundance
with which the Lord ha3 blessed you,
The colonel had his fingers clutching
a large coin in his vest pocket, when
he looked up into the deacon's face and
asked: 'What do you propoth to do
with the money, deacon ?'
"Give it to the Lord, colonel, give it
to the Lord," replied the deacon.
The colonel dropped the coin into
his pocket with a plunk, and, leaning
back firmly in his pew, said:
"Well, ath I expect to thee the Lord
about ath thoon as you will, I gueth
I'll keep the money and give it to him
And Mr. Watson, looking Judge
Chapman s'raight in the eye. said:
"You may be able to see the applica
tion." But Judge Chapman disap
peared from view, and since that time
he has seemed buried in thought.
The story is not for Judge Chapman
alone. It is of some application to
every man in the first district who
hopes, through the republican nomi
nation, to obtain the privilege of
rattling around in the shoes of W.J.
Quarantining the Afflicted.
The Pacific Junction correspondent
of the Glenwood Opinion says: "Ihe
township trustees met as a board of
health today and quarantined the
Backus family at Bethlehem, Mrs.
Backus having the small-pox in the
severest form. They also quarantined
the families of Alex Powell, Oliver
King and Secrist. Mrs. Backus con
tracted the disease while Tisiting at
Mr. L. A. Sherman's. Lulu Sherman
took a turn for the worse today, and
it is hardly expected that she can re
cover. The board have decided to
quarantine Dr. Swope of Pacific Junc
tion, as he has been visiting persons
infected with the disease and calling
Would Mot be Quarantined .
Several days ago the board of health
of Pacific Junction decided to quaran
tine the residence of Dr. Swope, sev
eral miles north of the Junction. The
doctor had been attending one of the
small-pox cases, and was treating the
patient for chicken pox. The board of
health caused the house to be placarded
and the red danger signal was dis
played, but as soon as the marshal had
finished nailing up the placards and
flag and returned to town, the lady of
the house went out and tore them
down and destroyed them. The next
day the marshal returned and replaced
the warnings, and again they were
torn down and destroyed. Monday
afternoon it was decided to arrest the
inmates of the house for violating the
orders of the board of health, and the
marshal and deputies proceeded to the
place and arrested Mrs. Swope and
their hired man, but not before blood
was spilled. Mrs. Swope resisted ar
rest, and whipping out a knife pro
ceeded to carve one of the deputy mar
shal in a highly artistic manner. The
prisoners were taken to the .J unction
Eddie Fitzcerald Is Ltead.
Edward C. Fitzgerald, nephew of
John Fitzgerald, died Friday morning,
after a long illness with an affection of
the throat and lungs, aged almost 2
years. Ilis demise- occurred at the
Fitzgerald residence in this city. De
ceased was well and favorably know n
in Lincoln, having been a member of
his uncle's family since early child
hood, and the intelligence of his death
will awaken sincere regret among all
the many friends and acquaintances
of the Fitzgerald family. The young
man was educated at the Jesuit col
lege at Denver, where he graduated
with honors. The funeral will occur
fiom the residence on Nineteenth and
C streets next Monday morning.
Solemn mass of requiem will be cele
brated at St. Theresa's pro-cathedral
and the interrment will occur at St.
Theresa's cemetery. Lincoln News.
Plattamonth 3S Louisville 8.
The Plattsmouth high school base
ball club, consisting of Ilenry Goos,
Frank Traver, Hal Johnson, Franc
Ballance, Chas. Sullivan, Harry
Green, Chas. Beeson, John Coleman
and Henry Martin, were at Louisville
Thursday, where they played a game
with a club from that village. The
game resulted in a victory for our boys
by a score of thirty-eight to eight.
PLATTSMOUTH GETS A PLACE.
Alias Kose Hjers Awarded Stroud Prize
in the Humorous Class at the State
Oratorical Contest at Fre
mont Other Jottings.
Col. Annin writes to the Lincoln
Journal that the Nebraska plum tree
has been entirely denuded of its fruit
by Committeeman Castor, and not a
solitary office remains to be filled by a
democrat. Speaking of the local post
office Mr. Annin says: "As an on
looker I must admit that the patron
age dispenser from Nebraska let little
grass grow under his feet during his
last visit. He put in his full time at
the departments and got quick action
on fourth class postmasters. The de
feat of Butler at Plattsmouth and the
selection of Fox must be credited to
The citizens of Nebraska City are
making extensive preparations to hold
a monster celebration on July 4th,and
the people of surrounding towns are
invited to be with them on that day.
Plattsmouth owes Nebraska City a
fourth of July visit, in return for her
visit here two years ago, and a train
load of our people will probably assist
them in celebrating the nation's birth
day this year.
Mrs. Adda M. Flatbush, secretary of
the resuce home at Omaha, arrived
this morning. She will return to Om
aha this evening accompanied by Ann
Luce, who will become an inmate of
the home. The local authorities are
pleased with this arrangement, and
hope that the disipline and surround
ings of the home will have the desired
effect of reformat;on.
The high school base ball boys feel
so elated over their victory at lx)uis
ville on Thursdav that they will tackle
the strong Springfield club on Satur
day next. The game will be played at
F'oland China rigs for Sale.
Thirty two head of fall pigs, both
sexes, weighing from 100 to 150 lbs.,
price $15 each. Eli M. Smith, Union,
I'lattstuouth tiets a Prize.
In the state oratorical contest at
Fremont Friday evening Plattsmouth's
representative. Miss Rose Hyers, was
accorded second prize in the humor
ous class, and according to reports
from the Plattsmouth people who at
tended the affair, she acquitted her
self very creditably. The names of
the contestants and their subjects
were as follows: "Sheridan," Carrie
Parks, Greely; "The Political Dema
gogue," Leroy Smith, York; "The
Unknown Speaker," Charles Whisler,
Ashland; "A Russian Christmas,"
Mazie Lamont, Aurora; "Archie
Dean," Josephine Parker, Blair; "The
Polish Boy," Geo. E. Tucker, Hum
boldt; "The Naughty Girl in the Ho
tel," Nona Bridge. Fremont; "Aris
tarchus Studies Elocution," Rosa
Clark, 1'awnee City; "Aunt Sophroni
at the Opera," itose Hyers, Platts
mouth; "Mice at Play," Mary Ham
mond, Miuden. Judges President,
J. F. Saplor, Lincoln Normal univer
sity; Prof. II. W. Caldwell, state uni
versity of Nebraska; Chancellor Jen
nings, Cotner university. Referee
President W. II. Clemmons, Fremont
Prizes were awarded as follows:
Oratorical class First, Chas. Wisler,
Ashland; second, Carrie Parks,
Greeley. Dramatic class First, Mazie
Lamont, Aurora; second. George E.
Tucker, Humboldt. Humorous class
First, Nona Bridge, Fremont; sec
ond, Rose Hyers, Plattsmouth.
The prizes were elegant gold mea-
als, engraved with names of winners.
Superintendent McClelland returned
from Fremont last Saturday feeling
highly elated over Miss Hyers'victory.
Mr. McClelland reported that the
judges who awarded the prizes at the
district contest at Beatrice admitted
that they had committed an error in
their markings, which had uninten
tionally robbed Miss Hyers of second
place in the dramatic class, and they
rectified their error by giving the
young lady her just dues. This rul
ing places the Plattsmouth schools, as
far as the oratorical contests are con
cerned, several notches above any of
the public schools in the state. One
first and one second prize in the state
contests, and two first and one second
in the district contests, and all within
two years, constitutes a showing of
which the patrons of the Plattsmouth
schools should feel proud.
Has determined to Sacrifice his Stock of Merchandise,
REGARDLESS OF VALUE. Read this list carefully.
The prices quoted are Bona-Fide and will Save You
Fifty Cents on Every Dollar:
Deputy Sheriff Hyers departed for
the Kearney reform school Tuesday in
charge of Adof Yogtman, who was
sentenced to that institution on Satur
day last by County Judge Ramsey.
The Bonacum-Corbett case had an
other round in district court Tuesday
on a motion to dissolve the injunction
restraining Corbett from holding ser
vices in the church building at Pal
myra. Attorneys Sullivan and Warren
argued and submitted the motion.
The interested parties were present in
court, and departed for Lincoln at
List of Letters
Remaining uncalled for m the post
office at Plattsmouth May 16, forweek
ending May 8, 1894:
Clark, Geo. W.
Smith, Chas P.
Persons calling lor any of the above
letters or parcels will please say "ad
vertised." II. J. Streight. P. M.
Anderson, C. M.
Merklin, Mrs Melviua
Shrock, Mrs Maria,
W. J. Hesser, the florist, has re
ceived a contract from the state board
of public lands and buildings for con
siderable landscape gardening on the
grounds around the capitol building at
Lincoln and shipped a car load of
plants yesterday and another this
mornini. The plans call for a flower
bed in the form of a star thirty-six
fees in diameter at the east and west
end of the capitol, ten beds on the
north side and several more on the
south side. Probably the nicest por
tion of the work will be seen on the
south side near the executive office, in
the form of crescents and other de-
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DO NOT BUY ONE DOLLAR'S WORTH OF
Clothing, Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Boots or Shoes
Until you have seen this great Sacrifice Sale.
ELSON, THE CASH CLOTHIER, PLATTSMOUTH.
signs filled in with flowers and foliage
plants arranged with reference to
color, the whole to be surrounded with
borders. The contractor will visit the
grounds occasionally and give atten
tion necessary to make the place more
beautiful than it ever has been before.
Was Both Court and Counsel.
A few days ago while discussing the
case wherein Editor Rosewater, of the
Bee, was fined for contempt by Judge
Scott in Douglas county. Judge
Ramsey remarked to a reporter that
the case reminded him of a case be had
before the late Willett Pottenger, who
was at that time a justice of the peace
for Plattsmouth. The case was one
wherein Ike Pearlman, the furniture
man. was defendant and a man named
Phillips was plaintiff. Ike had sold
Phillips an old cook stove for 95.00,
and the stove had been delivered and
paid for. Phillips concluded to "rue
bargain" and returned the stove and
demanded the $5.00, and Ike refused
to receive the stove or return the
money. Phillips consulted Pottenger,
who drew up a bill of particulars be
fore himself as justice of the peace, al
leging breach of warranty in the sale
of the stove, and placing the damages
at $5.00. A trial was had before a jury
composed of Hon. J. M. Patterson, C.
H. Smith and . B. Lewis. Pottenger,
on behalf of plaintiff and while on the
bench, made a statement of the case to
the jury, after which he examined
plaintiff and his witnesses, and when
Judge Ramsey would object to a ques
tion the objection was promptly over
ruled. While the defense was being
made Pottenger would object to such
questions as be deemed injurious to
plaintiff's cause, and very promptly
sustain bis own objections. After the
I House-Cleaning and
! New Furn ture
GO HAND IN HAND.
$ Nature supplies the first, the Busy Housewife must attend
the second, but for the last,
i P a q rl m an ls the careful
1 CClI llllClll Buyer's Refuge.
PEARLMAN has the Stock, his Prices are Right and
Sure to Suit. If you want anything in the way of NEW
FURNITURE, for either Parlor, Bed Room, Dining Room
$ or Kitchen, PEARLMAN has it at the Lowest Price.
I PEARLMAN, The House Furnisher.
OPPOSITE COURT. HOUSE, PLATTSMOUTH.
testimony was all taken Pottenger
proceeded to open the argument to the
jury on behalf of plaintiff', followed by
Ramsey for defendant, after which
Pottenger closed on behalf of plaintiff
by roundly scoring Ramsey and his
client. The jury were out about ten
minutes and returned a verdict for de
fendant, upon which Pottenger ren
dered a judgment againt the def en dant
for costs of suit.
See Brown and save money this year
on your wall paper, paints and oils.
Forced Open the Church Doors.
Father Corbett obeyed the second
court injunction. Father Smith with
a large following demanded the keys
of the church at Palmyra, but was re
fused. He then forced the vestry door
and held services. There was no re
sistence, no trouble and none is an
ticipated, notwithstanding the sensa
For Rent A five-room house in
good repair and in good neighborhood.
Inquire at this office. '
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