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PERSOKAL, POLITICAL AND PERTINENT.
The Journal, scribe begs leave to
remark that it is about time for cer
tain members of the press fraternity
who went on the recent press excur
sion to Atlanta, to call a halt in their
telling of tales out of school. The
latest uiveaway of the party comes
from the Crete Democrat, and we
afsert that it isn't a fair deal. In
describing the treatment of the party
at a Nashville hotel, the Democrat up
and says: ''The party was taken to
the parlors and the male portion in
vited to another room where some of
the best rye whiskey, a special brand
made fourteen years ago in Lincoln
county for private use, was set before
us with the suggestion that "an eye
opener" would aid us to see their city
to a better advantage. Now just
imagine the surpriseof that committee
when all but the Crete contingent
stood back and politely excused them
selves. sayiDg "they did not drink," at
the same time kept glancing at the
door to see if their wives were looking
in. When they found the coast clear,
they sailed in and such smacking of
lips and praise of the stuff you never
heaid before. Laying all jokes aside
we must say that it was the best whis
key we have tested in twenty-five
years. You did not need a pail of
water to drown its fires. After three
or four samplings of Tennessee's best
spirits, many of us thought it was
about time for breakfast. The com
mittee suggested the same and we
passed into the spacious dining hall
where we met the ladies of our party,
who wondered not a little at our volu
bility and unusual pleasant ways;they.
however, attributed it to the balminess
of the southern air what innocent,
unsuspecting angels they are to be
z.e to detect the early effects of a
The fi uit growing business in this
vicinity is receiving considerable at
tention by outside parties just now.
The Council Bluffs nurseries have sev
eral representatives in the field.
The Swiss will have an opportunity
to see a genuine Uncle Sam in the new
American minister, J. L. Peak of
Kansas City. He wears the billygoat
whiskers of the national pictorial rep
resentative and has trousers which
strap underneath his boots. All be
needs is a plug of tobacco and a Bar
A fisherman out in Seattle harbor
trolling for salmon a few days ago,
hooked up a sack containing 190 five
teal tins of prepared opium, which had
evidently been put overboard by some
smuggler, partially buoyed and con
veniently anchored. The fisherman
realized $150 on his catch.
Editor Polk of Plattsmouth, who
was here yesterday, was trying to se
cure endorsement for his favorite can
didate for court reporter. It is not
known that he secured any endorse
ments but a few populists and some
republicans who took no part in the
late judicial contest. Nebraska City
It is said there are seven counties in
southern Iowa that this year pro
duced more timothy seed than all the
rest of the United States. Wayne
county takes the lead with Decatur
county a close second. The value of
this year's timothy seed crop in Wayne
county is estimated at $500,000.
W. S. Stratton is one of the luckiest
men of the Cripple Creek district in
Colorado. He was a poor carpenter at
Colorado Springs until four years ago,
when he began to prospect in the
newly discovered gold fields. He dis
covered the Independent mine and
had sense enough to refuse all offers
for its purchase. It has averaged in
ore productions about 8200,000 each
month for the last two years.
Dr. Geo. M. Brinker, the oldest
physician in the state, died at his
home in Nebraska City Saturday night.
The doctor was eighty-five years of
age and graduated from the univer
sity of Pennsylvania in 1873, and has
practiced continuously until several
Council Bluffs was visited by a dis
astrous GreFridaynight,the blaze being
visable from this city. The loss will
amount to a quarter of a million dol
lars. Attorney Wooley has two recourses
in his disbarment by Judge Chapman.
He can appeal it to the supreme court
or he can wait untill Judge Ramsey
comes on the bench, January 1, and
Mr. Wooley thinks it will be the cheap
est and best to be reinstated by him.
A man named Moon was presented
with a daughter by his wife. That
was a new Moon. The roan was so
elated that he went off and got
drunk. That was a full moon. And
when he got sober he had but 25 cents
left- That was the last -quarter. We
are thankful to the Moon's phrases for
this horrible perpetration and sin
cerely trust that it will please you.
Meeting or lha Woman' Club.
The Woman's club met at their pleas
ant rooms in the Union block at the
usual hour Friday evening. Depart
ment of Eoglish literature had the fioor
and the "Chaucer Period" was the sub
ject of discussion.Tbe paper was a very
able one by Miss Margaret Wright.
She was followed by Miss Alice Wilson
on the "Moral Condition and Religion
of the Times." Iler essay was one of
the gems of the evening and displayed
a large amount of research. Miss Ida
Cohn discoursed on the "New Tongue"
and Mrs. Waugh recited a very dainty
quotation in verse descriptive of Chau
cer's personal appearance.
Mrs. II. J. Streight then gave a ser
ies of readings from some of the prin
cipal works of "The Father of English
Poetry," notably from "Griselda" and
Mrs. Chapman rather took advantage
of the ladies by asking hard questions
outside of the regular work.
Mrs. Isabel Richey closed the pro
gram by reciting one of her charming
poems entitled "Choosing" which fol
lows this article.
The club and guests were then sur
prised by the appearance of dainty re
freshments, and it was demonstrated
that women can keep a secret for no
one outside of the projectors suspected
any such design on the part of the
president. After a vote of thanks to
Mrs. Stontenborough and her 'efficient
assistant, the meeting adjourned to
meet December 27.
A "wild wind swept through a florist's store.
And scattered his wares through the open door,
And flung them out in the dusty street.
Under the tread of the huriylng feet.
A child with sun In her wind-blown hair
I Gathered the ox-eyed daisies there.
A sad-faced nun just stooped and prest
Three frail white blossoms to her breast.
A woman dark with the brand of shame,
Gathered a rose with a heart of flame.
A man of wealth, and fame, and power,
Caught up leaves, but never a flower.
Then one who was neither great nor grand,
Clasped four white rosebuds in her band.
The night came on and they each came by,
We watched them pass, my heart and I. .
The wind-blown hair was smooth and neat.
But the daisies lay at the fair one's feet.
The nun still bore her emblems three,
Her badge of Faith, Hope, Charity.
The rose was dead, and its petals lay,
Over the pavement cold and gray.
The leaves were bound to the kingly Drow,
But no longer green they were withered now.
And Bhe who gathered the rosebuds white.
Was wearing four full blooms at night:
Spectacles at Gering & Co's.
PEOPLK WE KNOW.
E. II. Wooley counted ties from
Nebawka to this place Wednesday
night. lie forgot to get on the train.
Mrs. W. A. Swearingen and son re
turned to their home in Plattsmouth
Wednesday, after a few weeks' visit
with relatives at Elmwood.
A. M. Russell, one of Weeping Wa
ter's attorneys, was in Plattsmouth
Tuesday. On his retnrn trip the same
evening he said he bad one of the
corner stones of the court house and
was going down after another Thurs
From the Lincoln Call.
Maynard C. Spink, superintendent
of schools in Hall county, is in the
city visiting with Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
Noble on Poplar street.
Frank II. Wilson, travelling insur
ance examiner under State Auditor
Moore, insists on registering at the
hotels from "Ramseyville, Neb." Mr.
Wilson's home is at Plattsmouth.
Mrs. J. P. Taylor of Central City,
wife of the veteran B. & M. road
master, returned home this morning,
after a visit of several days in Lin
coln with Mrs. Kate Oliver and family
on South Eleventh street.
A Prominent Nebraska Industry.
Rumor has it that the cob pipe fac
tory will build a large addition to
their plant and put in a large lot of
new machinery. A gentleman who
handles their goods in Chicago was
here last Thursday inspecting the fac
tory and work and was well pleased
and remarked that he could handle all
the pipes they could manufacture at
their present capacity for the next
year. With such encouragement the
plant will soon le doubled in size and
capacity. Syracuse Herald.
Postage stamps at cost at Gering
A Prominent Wholesale Grocer of Omaha
To the afflicted:
Several years ago I discovered a
slight falling and bleedingof thelower
bowel which increased and became
very distressing. I made inquiry as
to the nature of the disease and learned
that I had a somewhat aggravated case
of Hemorrhoids or Piles. Was told of
several remedies and used them as di
rected, obtaining thereby some tem
porary relief. Not being satisfied with
such slight relief I cast about for a per
manent cure; when a friend directed
the use of the famous Magnet PtLE
Killer. I used it. Immediate relief
from pain followed, and soon a com
plete cure was affected.
For sale by Gering & Co.
HERE AND THERE.
The people who happened to be lin
gering in the vicinity of Main and
Fifth streets Friday night were highly
edified by a genuine, old-time mill
between two of Plattsmouth's rising
young sports. The participants were a
society young man and an ex-society
y. m. The affray was attended with
the loss of several quarts of good, red
blood and the slashing and gashing of
a fair young face intended by nature
to always be a gentle unassuming face
and never constructed to withstand
the flings and arrows of a scorned and
degraded man. The matter happened
thus: In the pale, cold twilight of the
even-tide a few moons ago a young
gentleman then one of the brightest
stars of the local four hundred made
so bold as to remark .upon whom be
would accompany to the next dance of
the elite. This remark, delivered in
jest, was seized upon by the young
man's enemies and made a pretext for
his exclusion from good society.
Hence the ex before his name. Last
night the collossal intellect of another
society gentleman led the s. y. m. to
make impertinent and irrelevant re
marks anent the subject to the ex-s. y.
m. Immediately and forthwith there
was violence and wrath. A general
mix ensued which highly delighted
the spectators who watched the pranc
ing gentlemen with great glee. Even
tually the two warriors landed in the
street where the ex proceeded to land
heavily upon the s. y. m's. upper lip.
This unexpected assault dazed the s.
y. m. not a little and he began to
clutch at the atmosphere to find the
front of his face. While so engaged
the ex landed an upper cut that
placed the s. y. m. hors du combat.
Kind friends picked him up and re
moved him to the seclusion of a doc
tor's office where he was resurrected
and sewed together. The fight was
one of the prettiest we have locked
upon for sundry days and it is to be
regretted that the associated charities
knew nothing of it until too late, as it
would have been a well paying card.
All this shows that chivalry is not
yet dead in the breast of the American
people. There it lies, slumberiug, but
only for the day, alive to the first
touch of shame, springing into action
at the slightest intimation of a stigma
upon a fair name. In the olden days
when a man's honor was touched it
behooved the toucher to hurry home
and don his best suit of armor lest he
be waylaid and divided into sections
and scattered over the adjoining lots
before he was aware pf the intent.
Nowadays there is no hurried prepara
tion, nor is there a secluded spot
where fair ladies may not hear or see,
but rather in the broad open street,
under the' sylvan rays of the flaming
arc, where all may witness the victory
and defeat, is the battle fought out.
This is the triumph of damphoollsh
ness over ignorance of dough over
putty so to speak. There is only one
other thing that remains to be said.
Let the proprietors of the dances that
are causing these numerous rows, se
cure police protection from the mayor.
They surely need it.
There is a gradual elimination of
anything American going on in the
agricultural department of this gov
ernment. If one will take the trouble
to notice the change in the agricul
tural department reports he can see
this. Formerly the report was labeled
plain "Report of the Department of
Agriculture." Now under J. Sterling
Morton, it is the "Year Book of the
Department of Agriculture." We are
glad of this change. Year-book is
much more English than plain report,
and will cause Julius Sterling's pub
lications to obtain a wide foreign
The latest move of the republicans
is to investigate the national treasury.
This is a profound movement and one
well calculated to strike terror to the
hearts of the democrats (?) of tlrs
administration. Let us have the in
vestigation b7 all means. It will pro
voke an eloquent vindication of the
gold standard system by all parties,
and may result in hoisting Secretary
Carlisle into the presidential chair.
The idea of Carlisle beinginvestigated
by republicans is rich.
A friend of mine, discussing the
Wooley disbarrment proceedings the
other day, referred to Wooley as the
man who was disemboweled. This
was a very apt way of expressing it.
It is probable that the sensation he
experienced when the bear hit him was
not unlike that of a man being disem
boweled. As Ed will find, the bar has
its sting as well as the knife. '
About forty free silver fiends in
vaded Lincoln the other day and or
ganized the Nebraska silver league.
The movement is non-partisan in its
nature and anybody can belong to it.
It Is composed of democrats, republi
cans, populists and prohibitionists,
and is warranted to create a genuine
sensation in the state before fall.
Just who its candidates will be is un
known yet, nut it will have them. The
free silver movement is good, but the
trouble with all these leagues and com
binations is that they are usually
formed to hoist some anarchist into
office, and after election goes glimmer
ing. It is to be hoped that this league
does something besides run men for
office. This is necessary if it is to
amount to anything.
There should be a government in
spector of liquors appointed for. this
tow u . His duties should be to test all
fiie water, and permit the sale of none
that will produce riots and bloodshed.
The sale of this kind of truck resulted
in landing Al Ilarkins in the donjon
keep Monday after a combat equalled
only in the reports of the Armenian
atrocities. Albert filled his tank with
alcohol and then wandered forth for a
grand jolly. lieing in a festive mood,
he proceeded to show one George Gal
lagher a good time and playfully
punched George's face a couple of good
jolts and then dragged him overtoward
the river. All thi3 happened at the
depot. His joyful antics were inter
rupted by sundry railway men, and Of
ficer Fitzpatrick was called. Johnny
proceeded to make a grand effort for
Albert's capture, and after the neigh
bors had been called in Albert ad
mitted that his gameness was nit, and
ahked for desistance. His wish was
complied with and immediately flight
was indulged in. Fitzpatrick, in great
wrath, pulled his gun and poured
forth a volley of shots at the flying
figure. In the gloom of the eventide
the flashes and reports resembled the
appearance of Vicksburg during the
siege. Albert was found later in the
night, but no shots were picked out of
him, so Johnny was evidently nervous
when he blazed loose. When taken be
fore her majesty, the law, Ilarkins
bore a countenance that resembled an
illustration from Fox's Rook of Mar
tvrs. From this it will be seen that
firewater with fights in it is bad stuff,
and the people mut have it sup
pressed. Syrup of Tar and Wild Cherry will
cure your cough and cold. Cost, 2-5
cents, at Gering & Co's.
WANTED A MAX: To sell Canadian grown
fruit trees, berry plants, roses, shrubbery,
seed potatoes, etc., for the largest growers of
nigh grade stock. Seven hundred acres, hardy,
profitable varieties that succeed In the coldest
climates. No experience required and fair
treatment gusranteed. Any one not earning
50 per month and expenses, should write us at
once for particulars. Liberal commissions paid
rart time men. Applv now and get choice of
territory. LI KE BROTI1ERS COMPANY.
Jl Stock Exchange Building, Chicago. 111.
Notice or Probate of Will.
State of Nebraska,
C'Afs County. j v
In county court for Cues county, in the mat
ter of the last will and testament of Ludwlg
Notice is hereby given that on the 27th day of
December. A. D., 18!5, at the ofSce of the county
Judge in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska,
at the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon, the fol
lowing matter will be heard and considered :
The petition of Anna Dorothea Degendorfer
to admit to probate the last will and testament
of Ludwie Degendorfer, deceased, late of
Plattsmouth precinct, in said county, and for
letters testamentary to Anna Dorothea Degen
dorfer. Dated this 2d day of December, A. D. IS0".
11 v order of the Court.
50 3t li. S. Kamset. County Judge.
Final .Settlement Notice.
In the matter of the estate of PhlllipPaul Rhein
f rank, deceated . In the county court of Cass
Notice is hereby given that Joseph Cook, ex
ecutor of the estate of the said Phillip Paul
Rheinfrank. deceased, has made application for
final settlement, and that said cause is set for
hearing at my office at Plattsmouth, on the 27th
day of December A. D-, 195, at 10 o'clock A. M.
on said day; at which time and place all per
sons interested may b present and examine
said accounts. B. S. Ramsey, County Judge.
Plattsmouth, Neb., Dec. 9th, 1895. 51 3t
Has again embarked in the butcher
business, and Invites all his old
friends to call and see him at bis
S. E. Corner Fifth and Main Sts,,
Where he will have constantly on
hand everything In his line.
Oysters, Fish and Game,
la tlieir seasons GIVE II I M A CALL.
THE BEST 5c CIGAR MADE.
ALSO MAKER OF T E
"FL0R DE PEPPERBERG,"
The Best Ten-cent Cigar Sold
on the Market.
Mall Urrlers to Plattsmouth, Nrb.
TillC OLD KELIAHLE
HAS PURC ASED THE
Sixth Street Checkered Barn.
AND WILL RUN IT ':
FIRST-CLASS S '1 . r.
Special attention to Funerals, ilackb 2:1 be
un to all trains. "Promptness and Fidelity to
Customer" In his rsouo
The Plattsmouth Mills
With the best Machinery made, manufacture
THE BEST BRANDS OF
WHEAT, GRAHAMA p 1
RYE, BUCKWHEAT IT lOUi
Trade Especially Solicited. Runs
Night and Day to Supply Demand.
C. HEISEL, Prop.,
"Washington Avenue, Plattsmouth, Neb.
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
TH E fact that my stock is the Biggest and Best in all
Cass county, deserves the attention of people desiring
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,
Opposite Court House, Plattsmouth.
Every purchase made at his store
is a guarantee that you obtained the
best and most goods for the least money.
S. L. GREESON,
Union Block, Plattsmontli
PAYS HIGHEST ....
GRAIN : AND : HAY.
And sells at the closest mar
gin. He invites patronage
and guarantees satisfaction.
Call at F. McCourt's old stand.
Fred Egonborger, Agt.
W. L. Douglas
Q a CMfnr is the best.
Wi HVLb fit for a king.
FRENCH &. ENAMELLED CALF.
4.3 s? Fine Calf iKARGARsa
2A 17-5 BOYS'SCKOOLSHOES.
SFND FOR CATI nrttr-
Over One Million People wear the
W. L. Douglas $3 & $4 Shoes
All our shoes are equally satisfactory
They give the best value for the money.
They equal custom shoes In style and fit.
Thsir wearing qualities are unsurpassed.
The prices are uniform, stamped on sole.
Prom $i to $3 saved over other makes.
If your dealer tianot supply you we cac Sold by
1 General Mdse.
The Old Reliable
F. G. FRICKE & CO.,
Will keep constantly on band a full and
complete stock of pure
m m $,
PAINTS, OILS, Etc.
Also a full line of Druggist's Sundries.
Pare liquors for medicinal purposes.
Special attention given to
Messrs. F. G. FRICKE & CO.. are the
only parties Eelling our Alaska Crystal
Spectacles and ye-Glasses
In Plattsmouth. These Lenses are far
, superior to any other sold in this city,
possessing a natural transparency and
strengthing qualities which will pre
serving the failing eye sight.
Dr. Alfred Shipman,
J Office in Riley Hotel,
( Main Street entrance.
Telephone No. 95. Residence one Mock south
of M. P. depot.
First National Bank
Capital, paid up $50,000
George E. Dovet President
F. E. White Vice president
S. Waugh Cashier
U. N. Dovkt... Assistant Cashier
George E. Dovey, F. E. White, D. Ilawksworth
S. Waugh and H. N. Dovey.
Careful attention given to the interests of
customers. Collections made and promptly
remitted for. Highest market price paid for
county warrants and state and county bonds
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