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A. H. WECKBACH,
FANCY and STAPLE
QUEEN SW ARE,
FLOUR and FEED
All Kinds of
riOll OP EVERY DESCRIPTION
-5fJ ALWAYS IN STOCK.
We are agents for the cele- pf frrr
brated DIAMOND MILLS bUll tt
?gSi:u.l.E: CITY BAKERY
WHERE YOU CAN GET
GOOD. FRESH BREAD
At any time. Prompt attention given to order
Agent lor Seven of the Best
.GIVE ME A CALL.
The City Hotel,
Corner Main and Third Sts.,
PL ATTS MOUTH.
A FIRST-CLASS HOSTELRY
IN EVERY RESPECT.
REFITTED and REFURNISHED
Special Attention Given to the
Accommodation of Farmers.
First-Class Bar l
In Con nee-
CLEAN ROOMS AND TABLE
R. rites 81 Per Day.
H. H. GOOS, Prop'r.
SAM GDTMANN & GO.
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Pure Wines, Liquors
AND THE BEST CIGARS.
Sole Agents for the Celebrated
Deliveries made to any part of tbe
city or shipped to any place.
Whom you trust to clean or repair
your watch I
IT WON'T PAY YOU
To employ an lnexrerlenced amateur,
? ho may ruin your time-piece.
E. C. JOHNSON
la a watch-maker of 32 YEARS' EXPER
IENCK IN KLKOI'K AND AMERICA,
lla thoroughly understand every branch
of his business and WARRANTS EVEKV
PIECE OF WORK HE TURNS OUT. Don't
charge any more than amateurs, either.
Bet'er see him about that watch or clock,
E. C. JOHNSON,
(Smith & Farmele's Prufc Store.)
Bit Main fctreet, I'lattsmouth, Neb.
Dr. Agnes V. Swetland,
xsc!l attention to Otttri-, Dineaftes of
Women and Woman's Surgeiy.
Office : 10S;gss Sz1 Omaaa, Heb
H. D. TRAVIS,
Attorney and Counselor at
WILL FUACTICE S ALL THE COURTS
oKHCK-IlK)iii 1 aud S, I'nlau lll'k.
Plattsmotitli, - - - Neb.
atlLflOAD TIME TABLE.
u . M. R. u.
10, from Schuyler except Sundry
12. da.'Jy except Sunday
92, dally except Sunday
30, freight from Louisville
7, fast mall, daily
0, to Schuyler, except Suuday . .,
61 , dally except Sunday
29, freight to Louisville
.6:1", p. m.
10:84, a. m.
.8:25, p. in.
12 :23. p. m.
..2:50, p. m
..3:43, p. m.
. .8:12. p. m.
.2:20. p. m.
..8:00, a. m.
M . K. R.
OOINQ NORTH: Leaves.
Passenger, No. 1 4:50 a.m.
No. IVi - -.5:03 p. m
Freight, No. 137 (dally exc'ptSunday) 3:35 p. m
Passenger, No. 3 1043 p. m.
No. 1M 11.52 a. m.
Freight, So. ISO (daily except Suu4ay)10:05 a. m
ONE TUINu AND ANOTllEll.
The destruction of The Journal's
mailing list, by or with tbe knowledge
and consent of the Shermans, was the
most malicious act in the newspaper
history of Cass county. Acd, as Judge
Beeson would say, reminds me of the
story of the old darkey and the water
melons. As the story goes, an old
darkey was guarding his melon patch
with a bull dog and shot gun one night,
when two of his young white friends
approached and inquired of Uncle
llastus if he had any ripe melons. He
said not, xi hereupon one of the boys
said that be knew where a patch was
located which could be easily 4igot at,"
and suggested that Uncle Hastus ac
company them to tbe aforesaid "good
patch." The old darkey's appetite for
ripe watermelou got the Letter of his
honesty, and leaving one cf his dusky
off-spring to guard his own melons, the
party started on their errand. The
boys led the old darkey for several
miles by a circuitous route back into
his own melon patch, and they pro
ceeded to satisfy their appetites from
the rit'O luscious melons. Aftereating
to their full capacity ttey selected
several tine melons "for future refer
ence," and the boys suggested that
they make their departure. "Hold
on,' said Uncle Uastus,"it won't be
no fun at all unless we smash the
green ones." The boys demurred to
this proposition, but the old darkey
proceeded to smash every green melon
in the patch. Just as he bad completed
the job the darkey on guard unchained
the dog and discharged the gun in the
air, and the trio departed rathtr hur
riedly in the darkness. The two boys
went home and next morning they
called on the old darkey and talked
over the success of their raid on the
previous night. "Yes," said Uncle
Rastus, "but do jou know that while
I was away lust night somebody got
into uiy patch and not only carried
away .11 my best melons but smashed
the green ones. Some folkfes am too
mean to lib." And now if Mr. Sher
man should succeed in negotiating a
loan of eutticient funds to redeem The
Journal from the mortgagees and
once more come into possession of the
plant lie can gaze upon the two water
pails ailed with "pied" tyie, the re
mains of his mailing list, and exclaim
with the old darkey, ''some folks are
too mean to live."
We have had our fourth Sunday rain,
although it was very light and there
was considerable bluster ia tbe heavens
for the amount of water that fell. The
old saw about rain on Easter Sunday
that it will rain seven Sundays there
after, is holding good so far.
The thing that keeps down the
newspaper business is the fact that so
many people think that editors pursue
their calling purely for amusement
Nothing would be sadder than to see
an able journalist eating acontributed
poem, for want of bread or pie. When
a man has a roll of bills, he pays every
body before he remembers the amia
ble editor. He squares up with the
butcher, the baker, the horse blanket
maker, and by the time he is through
he says to himself that tbe editor will
have to wait a while. A great many
editors in this world of siin and sorrow
have been compelled to wait a while;
they have waited until their whiskers
have turned gray and their bosom mel
ancboly, and their hearts hard, and
they are waiting yet and will wait un
til tbe sun grows cold., and the stars
are old, and the leaves of the judgment
book unfold. And it is all very sad,
at le&st. Nebraska Editor.
There was ote law passed by the
recent session of the legislature that
has not been very widely advertised,
but which appears to be one of great
importance to the educational system
of the state. It is the law regulating
attendance of pupils from outside dis
tricts at high schools. It provides that
when a pupil's education, cannot pro
fitably be carried on further in his
homu district, as attested by a certifi
cate from the county superintendent,
he may attend the nearest high school
which shall have been determined by
the state department ol! education to
possess all the requirements as to
teachers and equipments. In such
case the district in which the high
school is located shall receive from the
county from which such pupil comes
the sum of fifty cents per week tuition,
which shall be paid by the home county
out of a fund levied for the purpose.
This law provides, however, that when
the attendance of pupils from foreign
districts would necessitate the erection
of new buildings by the district in
which the high school is located the
district is exempt from the operation
of the la iv. This law was designed to
give the pupils of every country dis
trict in the state the benefit of a high
school education where desired, even
though there may be no high schools
in his county. It opens up an oppor
tunity for counties in the western part
of the state, and other portions, pos
sessing high school of the required
equipments to build up educational
centers that will materially add to
their growth ami prosperity.
The Ashland Gazette this week gives
a pretty fair picture of one of Its
citizens, John Johnsou, who is un
doubtedly the oldest man in Nebraska.
He has been a resident of Saunders
county siuCe 1SC0 and has lived in
these UnitedStates 1(h; years. He cast
his first vote for James Madison in
1S12, and could have seen and con
versed with George Washington, as he
was a half grow n boy when the great
patriot died. Mr. Johnson's faculties
are clear and he appears to be good
for several years yet.
The smaller nations of the earth
with seaports are trembling in their
boots lest England, in these trying
times of peace, might conclude that
they owe her some certain sum for
something or other, and proceed to
collect it in the Nicaragua way. As a
sample of bullyism pure and simple
the action of England in the Corinto
affair cannot belfaten. It arbitrarily
claimed a certain sum was due as in
demnity for outrages committed upon
English subjects, which amount was
disputed by Nicaragua. The latter
offered to arbitrate tle matter, but
England sized up her antagonist and
responded a la Pullman that there was
nothing to aibitrate. She then went
ahead and collected her claim by force.
Not another nation, not even the
United States, which has for nearly
three-quarters of a century held sacred
the Monroe doctrine, interfered in
behalf of tbe weaker nation; and there
is nothing to indicate that England
may not attempt similar tactics with
other equally weak nations.
The Nebraska Editor says: The
Nebraska City News and the Fremont
Herald are about the only democratic
dailies left in the state. The latter is
said to contemplate a change of heart
politically, and then the News will be
left to fight the Jeffersonian battle
alone. Only a few years ago every
town of any consequence had its demo
cratic organ, but the party of Andrew
Jackson and Albert Watkins is in hard
lines in Nebraska.
The business outlook is growing
brighter all the time according to the
commercial agencies, and the evi
dences at hand corroborate this. Local
business men report trade getting bet
ter, and are judiciously stimulating it
by well-arranged advertisements, prop
erly placed and quoting low prices.
There are a few business men still on
earth who believe or affect to believe
that they can keep their place in the
race for commercial supremacy and
trade by not advertising, but they are
growing beautifully less by the
timely assistance of the sheriff. Ad
vertising is the life blood of retail
trade, and it can also be judiciously
used in helping manufactures and job
bing. The Nebraska Editor very
pertinently remarks that the manu
facturers and consumers association is
still endeavoring to introduce home
industry products into more general
favor by the old plan of giving ban
quets, but they could multiply returns
and get better and speedier results if
they would try advertising their wares.
, There is a new form of entertain
ment known as the "peanut hunt"
party. The idea is that the hostess
hides from 100 to 500 peanuts in one or
more rooms, and when all the guests
have arrived the pursuit begins. The
person who tracks the .most peanuts to
their lairs wins a prize, and there are
so many other prizes as the hostess
cares to give. It is said to" be desper
Now are the Mils In green arrayed
Ay, all the world Is green !
And now, reclining in the shade.
The naherman Is seen.
And now, the bait Is In the cup;
The old woodpecker drums:
And downward goes the cork, and up
The squirming catfish comes!
The supreme court on Saturday al
lowed Marquette, Deweese& ilall $7a,
000 as attorney fees in tbe celebrated
Fitzgerald - Mallory suit against the
Missouri Pacific. The work was most
laborious and intricate and the case a
hard-fought one. The Fitzgerald es
tate will pay one-fifth of it, the bal
lance being paid by Gould, Sage, Dillon
and other members of the construction
WHAT'S IN A MAME.
Pathetic Story Court mi tiff the Oriels of
Scott's It luff.
Along the Nebraska river rise a suc
cession of beetling cliffs of indurated
clay and sand stone, bearing the sem
blance of tow ers, castles, churches and
fortified cities. They received the
name of Scotts Bluff's from a melan
choly incident, relates Youth's Com
panion. A number of years ago, while
a party was descending the river in
canoes, their frail barks were over
turned, their provisions lost or spoiled
aud their powder wet. Their rifles
were, of course, rendered useless and
they were unable to procure food by
hunting aud had to depend upon roots
and wild fruit for subsistence.
They made their way on foot as best
they could, suffering extremely from
hunger, until they reached Laramie's
Fork. Here Scott, one of the party,
was taken ill and his companions came
to a halt until he should recover suffi
ciently to proceed.
While searching for edible roots they
discovered a fresh trail of white men
who, it was evident, had recently
passed. What was to be done? Hf a
forced march they might overtake the
travelers and thus be able to reach tbe
settlement in safety.
said one. "lie can't walk."
For a moment all were silent. Tt ey
realized that they were too weak to
carry him and if they waited for his
recovery all were in danger of perish
ing from starvation and exhaustion.
"We must leave him here," some
one said, gruffly. "To wait for him
means death and to try and take him
along can't mean anything else."
It was a cruel thing to do, but it was
at length decided to abandon the poor
man to his fate. Leaving Scott to
infer that they w ere in search of food,
the whole party set off on tbe trail.
They succeeded in overtaking the
w hite men of whom they were in quest,
but concealed their faithless desertion
of their uufortuuate comrade.
The following summer some of the
same party were visiting the region
again. They came suddenly upon the
bleached bones aud the grinning skull
of a human skeleton, which by certain
signs they recognized as the remains!
of Scott. This was sixty long miles I
from the place where he had been left
and it appeared that tbe w retched i
man had crawled that almost incredi
ble distance before death put an end
to his miseries. Tbe wild and pictur
esque bluffs in the neighborhood of his
lonely grave have ever since borne his
Jif Connor fcays Mow Ity.
J.A.Connor, the grain dealer and
farmer, has driYen over Stanton county
two days and concludes that winter
wheat is not the crop. He found that
in that part of the state the March
winds had destroyed tbe w inter wheat,
and reports iudicated that winter
wheat in the north of the state had
shared the same fate. He lost 1.4S5
acres of wheat and resowed it to oats.
He advises farmers for a crop of small
grain instead of winter wheat to sow
rye. The rye i that section proves
hardy and is growing well, being ap
parently exempt from tbe bad effect
which the dry weather in early spring
has upon wheat.
The country looks splendidly for
corn, and tbe heavy rains, which
washed out bridges in Stanton, Platte
and Madison counties, have soaked the
soil to a depth of three feet. Corn is
half in and promises an enormous crop.
He alone has 3,500 acres in one field.
Oats are up in good shape.
Chicory Factory for Loulivllle.
The Papillion Times says: Chicory
is a new beet with which some Sarpy
county farmers will experiment this
spring. The old pottery plant at
Louisville is being converted into a
chicory factory, aud contracts are now
being made with farmers for chicory
beets. Llge Nicholson, in discussing
the Biibject with the Times last Tues
day said: "They tell us that a sandy
soil is the only place where the beets
do well, and several of us on the Platte
are going to try tbe experiment. We
will get $10.50 per ton for the beets,
and 1 am told that ten tons per acre is
an ordiuary yield. I know very little
about the business, but am willing to
give it a trial. The company has con
tracted for nearly a hundred acres of
beets on the Sarpy side of the river."
8th Rockwell la Inaao.
The Lincoln News says: Seth F.
Rockwell, an attorney of Havelock,
was fouud to be a fit subject for the
asylum by the authorities Wednesday
afternoon, but owing to the crowded
condition of the asylum has not yet
been admitted. Rockwell was taken
by his friends. He is 56 years old, and
married. He has been mildly insane
for some time, and the examination
showed that his mind ran altogether
on getting money. He was afflicted
with various delusions, imagining per
sons were trying to get into bis rooms,
and had become dangerous. Rockwell
formerly lived at Louisville, and was
a member of the Cass county bar.
Money to Ixisn
On farming lands. Low rates, long
times. No delay in securing loans.
Inquire at First National bank. 7
Carpets and Rugs
For the Spring Trade we
have replenished -our Stock
of Carpets and Rugs at prices
to tempt anyone needing
goods in this line.
We Have the Stock
To select from in Cotton
Chain 2-plys, all Wool 2
plys, all Wool 3-plys, Body
Brussels and Moquettes.
Our Rugs are well select
ed and lower than ever in
POLES and FIXTURES
and WINDOW SHADES.
Newest Goods at
E.4HTO & SON
THE OLD RELIABLE
Offer Special MONEY-SAVING BARGAINS for the Spring
Trade which the opposition cannot touch. Particular
attention is directed to
Our New . . .
"New Departure"Tongueless P-.ll.oono
And Janesville DISC vUluValUrb
THESE IMPLEMENTS CANNOT BE EXCELLED.
In the Harness Line . . .
We are, as ever, in the lead. We are still making the same
line of hand-made Work Harness which gave such excellent
satisfaction last year. Our Light Harness is vastly superior
in quality to the factory-made stuff and the price is lower
than ever. Kindly remember that we use nothing but the
WE GUARANTEE to save you
Buggies and Spring Wagons. Call and be convinced.
509 MAIN STREET,
What More Could You Ask ?
The House Furnisher,
Offers to buyers the chance to secure the VERY
BEST in his line which the market affords, and
AT PRICES WHICH ABSOLUTELY DEFY
HE fact that my stock is the Biggest and Best in all
Cass rnuntv r1fQirvs tVtr nttpntinn of neonle desirinET
something in the FURNITURE line. The three floors of
my store building are full to overflowing with new goods,
and everything goes at "depression" prices. Call and see
I. PEARLMAN, The House Furnisher,
er & Son,
OAK - TANNED LEATHER.
money on good quality Wagons,
. .K S JJ1
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