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THE" PLATTSMOUTH WEEKLY
(l'tilitiHhfl it) two parts P tri One, Wednesday, and Part Two, Saturday.)
Vol. XVII. No. 39.
SATURDAY, JULY 9. 1898.
$1.50 Per Year.
THAT BIG FLOOD.
Damage Greater Than at First
SEYEHAKD A HALF ISCBES OF WATER.
That U lb Qaaulity lhal fVll In T.
Hoara lu mImjt Ntghl Sawei.
aM Not tarry It Off Llat
.f I ) ataturl.
TLe destruction wrought io this city
by the terrible rain of Wednesday
eight was even greater than was sup
posed Thursday wornirjg. between
the hours of ten and twelve o'clock,
the precipitation of water wan seven
and oue-balf inches, and of course the
ewer, which arr &ujp.tpd to drain a
large area, wt-re wln:) inadequate to
carry thij vast body uf water off.
The fljod at the es plant reached
to the roof of the buildintr, and part
of the wall was cavrd in. The da in age
to this in9titu: Mn uiil probably reach
S2,UG0. and those ! 'i-peud on gas
for illumiuatiou u'll I, compelled to
use coal oil lamp tor a week ir ten
days, r put iu elt-criicity.
The bameiitof the Kinzer residence
on Chicago avenue was Hooded, the
family barely getting up stairs before
the water reached ih ceilicg.
It seems that Jim Sage only had ten
horses of his own in bis barn, instead
of twelve, sj bis Iocs is that much less.
His magnificent jck valued at 11,000,
Straight & Sattler bad a large quan
tity of furniture iu their basement in
the Bo?ck block, and as it was flooded,
their damage will be about 9150.
The re-idrnce of S. P. Holloway, at
Sixth aud Vine streets, was right in
the path of the torrent that swept
down (rouj Washington avenue, and
It sustained a great deal ol damage.
The baaemi-nt of bis bakery, in the
Fitzgerald block, was also filled, and a
large quantity of fljur and other mer
chandise as well as some beddintr and
clotldcg htored there were ruined.
I. Pearlmaa's b tsemeut was packed
full of furniture, stove, etc. Part of
bis rer k11 &jis evd4D ana.-pxHi
deal of the stock ruined. The loss
will be over 12,000.
The water rushed right through the
basement of broback & Nttka's saloon,
,aod damaged their stock ot liquors to
to the amount of 6G0
Julius Pepperberg'a tobacco bouse
was deluged, and he lost 91,000 worth
of tobacco. Ed. Stamm lost ubout 9300
worth of tobaceo and Herman Spies
The two story residence on Washing
ton avenue and Seventh St., occupied
by Frank Veituiljea. had plenty of
water on the first floor, and the dam
age to the household goods, fences and
Robert Sherwood had just finished
excavating and putting in foundation
walls for a new building between the
Leonard and Weber buildings, but tr-e
work will all hare to be done over
again, as the wall was washed out and
the cellar is full of mud.
While walking among the debris,
on the night of the flood, Henry Bueck
and James Sige each stepped on a nail
and sustained painful injuries. Will
lfcfick while attempting to open a his
uncle a barn door, was struck by a
piece of iron and knocked senseless.
The Department store and W. W.
Coatas & Co. each sustained damages
to the amount of 9-500. The fire engine
was returned to Omaha yesterday
afternoon and the work of emptying
the basements of water is now being
done by siphons. These are T shaped,
one point of the T being one-seventh
the size of the other two points, and
connected with a water hydrant. One
of the other points is inserted in the
water to be siphoned, and the other is
used as a discbarge pipe. When the
time comes foroperating, the end of
the discharge pipeais plugged up and
the water turned on at the hydrant.
This creates a vacuum and when the
plug is removed the water begins to
liow seven times as much from the
basement as from the hydrant. A
number of these are in use and are
Qoiug excellent work.
Among the losers not mentioned
C. Coffey, 950.
E 1. Fitzgerald 875.
Perkins II.iu.sa 9100.
Hotel PJjkftbmoutb 950.
New office building 9150.
Auust Gorder 950.
Egt&iberger & Troop 950.
A(ier Clark 1925.
f L . B Egenberger 9200.
A Ij.C. Petersen 9500.
) J A. Bach 930. .
$ -City Steam Laundry 9600.
J uaooett & Tutt 940U.
JV ttattflrson & Kunsman 950,
' 1 Don nellT 9100.
Union Block $200.
Cottage House $200.
II. Boeck 9100.
Zuckweiler & Lutz 9700.
F S. White 910.
Dovey & Son 925.
City damages to pavement, etc.,
Telephone Co. 9100.
A. II. Weckbacb & Co. $250.
liainey, barber. 925.
Root. Sherwood 9250.
Lebnboff Bros, and Mumm block
C. E. Wescott 92,000.
II. It. Gering 93.500.
Uerold & Son 93.500.
Wurl& Coffey 910.
Thomas & Son 915't.
Lebnboff Bros. 9500.
J. C. Ptak 9200.
Streigbt & Sattler 9150.
C. C. Parmele 9100.
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN .
ASoldler'a lscrittloa of ib.Sciiic W ou
ster ot (be Nootnern states.
The following letter was written to
Edna Tucker by her cousin, Jim Bird,
who is in company C, Second Nebraska
Volunteers, and appeared in The Nt
Chickamauoa Pauk.Ga., JuueS.
A party of us consisting of W. B. Had
ley, Frank Werner, Ed Spencer, Syl
vester Sbanklin and myself boarded
the train at Lvtle, Ga., for a short
pleasure trip op Lookout Mountain.
After a ride of about forty-five min
utes we arrived at Chattanooga, Tenn.,
the Indian name of which is Eagle's
Nest. Surrounded as It is by moun
tains one does not wonder that it was
the scene of so many desperate battles
between the north and south during
the late war. About three miles to the
southwest stands Lookout Mountain,
rearing its hoary bead 2.500 feet high.
On reaching the foot of tbe mountain
one is amazed to think the boys in blue
ever ascended it; but as tbey go up
their surprise increaees.
There are two cable car lines run
ning to the top of the mountain, with
two cars on each line, and one ascends
as the other decends and thus the
force of gravity helps to furnish the
power. Sometimes for hundreds of
feet one ascends at an angle of 65 de-
.irbcs About half way up tbe north
side (about oDBTDntjxuB .Kjuinrajwr
comes comparatively level for a dis
tance of about 300 yards, but is covered
with large lime stone rocks, some of
which are large enough for loo men to
shelter behind at one time. It was
here that the heaviest of tbe figbtlDg
Point Lookout the highest point on
tbe mountain, is a large overhanging
rock 200 feet high. I climbed Irom
ledge to ledge until I arrived within
ten feet of the top when my courage
failed and I crawled down. At the
base ot this rock is a large hotel from
the porticos of which one gets a splen
did view of tbe Tennessee river and of
Chattanooga and tbe surrounding
country. Chattanooga is a manufac
turingcity of about 35,000 inhabitants.
One of the cable car lines terminates
at this hotel, and a narrow gauge road
runs to the principal points of interest.
There is but one engine and car on tbe
road which is about two andon e-balf
miles long. It takes an hour to make
the round trip. Tourists have the
privilege of getting off at any point of
interest and waiting until the next
train. It costs 50c. from Chattanooga
to the top of the mountain and retnrn.
The first stop at anything of import
ance is at Sunset Hock, from which
one gets a very pretty view of tbe val
ley below, but its principal beauty is
at sunset. We couldn't stay for that
as our passes expired at 6 o'clock.
After passing over chasms hun
dreds of feet deep we arrived at the
end of tbe road which is at the natural
bridge. The bridge is seventy-five feet
locg, ten feet wide and fifteen feet
high. Under it is a spring of cold
water cold for tbis country, but not
like tbey have in Nebraska. Tbe tem
perature at tbe top of tbe mountain
at noon in tbe shade was 90. Near
tbe natural bridge is a rock forty feet
wide and thirty feet high called Tele
phone rock. It has a bole through it
and we talked to each other through
There is a beautiful park on the top
of the mountain; a hotel said to be
tbe largest in tbe world, gravel roads,
railroads and 5,000 people .are Baid to
be living there. We went back to
Chattanooga for dinner and for 25
cents were served with three kinds of
meat with dressing, green beans, new
potatoes, tomatoes, new corn, corn
bread, wheat bread, strawberries and
cream and ice cream and cake. It
was quite a contrast from oar break
fast in camp which consisted of two
sliced of bread and a tin cup full of
coffee made of muddy creek water.
Two hundred of the best parlor
matches for lo at Gering & Co's.
Did yoa see the new advertisement
of W. K. Fox? Bead it and profit by
it. - .
Watches and clocks at Coleman's.
HOBSON IS FREE.
He and His Gallant Comrades are
FOURTEEN SPANIARDS FOR HOBROH.
The Mfirriuiac Hero are Lluulxrd by the
Army and Smvy rbiI art Greeted
Within tue American Lisas
With Liiucl CliMri
Off Juragua, July G. Evening, via
Kingston, July ,7 The Spanish au
thorities consented tbis morning to
exchange lloloon and his men and a
truce was established for this purpose.
Tbe place selected for the exchange
was under a tree Oetween tbe Spanish
and American lines, two-thirds of a
! mile beyond the intiencbments occo-
' pied by Colonel Wood's rough riders.
The prisoners were conducted to tbe
meeting place ou foot, but were not
Colonel Johu Jacob Astoraud Lieu
tenant Miloy, accompanied by Inter
preter Maester weie in charge of tbe
Spanish prisoners. These consisted
of Lieutenants Amelio-Volez and Au
relius, a German belonging to the
Twenty-ninth regular infantry who
was captured at El Caney Friday, and
Lieutenant Adolph Aries of tbe First
Provisional regiment of Barcelona.
The meeting between Colonel Astor
and Major Irles was extremely courte
ous but very formal and no attempt
was made by either of them to discuss
anything but the matter in hand.
Major Irles was given his choice of
three Spanish lieutenants in exchange
for llobson aDd was also informed
that he could have all the fourteen
men in exchange for the American
sailors. The Spanish officers selected
llobson and his men were escorted j
through the American lines by Captain :
Chaawick'or theiSew l'ork,.v bo was
waiting them. Every step of their
journey was marked by the wildest
demonstrations on the part of the
Auiericau soldiers, who threw aside
all semblance of order, scrambled out
of the intrenebments, knocked over
tent guys and other camp parapherna
lia in their eagerness to see the return
ing' heroes and sent up cheer after
cheer for tbe men who bad passed
safely through the jaws of death to
serve their country. The same scenes
of enthusiasm were repeated upon tbe
arrival of the men at tbe hospital sta
tion and at our base at Juragua.
llobson who reached there in advance
of his companions was taken on board
the New York immediately. Tbe flag
ship's decks were lined with officers
and men, and as llobson clambered
up her side and stepped on board his
vessel tbe harbor rang with tbe shouts
and cheers of bis comrades. w hich were
re-echoed by the crews of a dozen
transports lying near by. llobson had
little to say in regard to his experiences
except that he and his companions bad
been well treated by tbe Spaniards
and that they were all in excellent
Tbe men whose return to their com
panions has been secured by the nego
Richmond P. llobson, lieutenant
United States navy; Osborne Deignan
coxswain; George F. Phillips, machin
ist; John Kelly, water tender; George
Cbajrette, a gunner's mate; Daniel
Montague, seaman; J.C. Murphy, Ran
dolph Clausen, coxswains.
COPPINGEU OBDEEED TO MOVE.
Washington, July 8. A signifi
cant indication of tbe immediate in
vasion of Porto Bico is tbe sailing of
Coppinger's army from Tampa 12,000
strong tomorrow or the next day. Tbe
war department received official ad
vices from Tampa Ibis evening saying
that twenty-four of the transports
which took Shafter's army to Santiago
are expected back in Tampa this even
The embarkation of tbe army. will
begin as soon as tbe vessels are tied to
tbe d3ck. It is believed that tbe entire
force witb its equipments can be put
aboard sbio in f ortv-eight hours. As
soon as a vessel is loaded it will drop
down the Florida coast to the rendez
vous at Dry Tortugas. When tbe last
transport reaches that point tbe fleet
will sail. The destruction of CerverVB
squadron renders unnecessary a large
convoy of naval vessels. The only
craft of tbe enemy to fear are tbe gun
boats which lie hidden in the bays on
tbe north coast of Cuba, and tbey can
be avoided by keeping well off shore.
General Coppinger's forces were to
form part of tbe Porto Bican army
together with the corps under General
Lee at Jacksonville. General Miles
will organize tbe Porto Riean army at
Santiago. After tbe city is captured
be will take most of tbe regulars now
encamped there and leave in their
A base of supplies will be established
on an island twelve miles off the Porto
Rican coast and tbe invading army
will march along a fine military road to
San Juan for tbe purpose of seizing
that town from the rear. A naval
demonstration will be made against
San Juan fortifications to distract tbe
enemy's attention from the land force.
Tbe wa department was advised to
day that the batteries of regular artil
lery at New York commanded by Cap
tains Hamilton, Curtis and Leary will
be ready to start for Tampa Monday.
SINKING OF TUX MERCEDES .
Headquarters General Shaf ter, Tues
day, July 5. Tbe destruction of tbe
Mercedes last night accounts for tbe
last ship of Admiral Cervera's once
She lies today in plain view, ber bow
resting on tbe base of tbe beach under
1 Morro. Part of tbe bull is under
water, her bull and stacks are out of
water. It is not known whether she
attempted to escape from tbe harbor
or whether tbe Spaniards tried to sink
ber near tbe bull of tbe Merrimac and
thus block the entrance to prevent tbe
Americans from getting in.
Her sinking was most dramatic.
Just after midnight she was seen drift
ing slowly out of tbe narrow entrance
bj one of tbe American scouts. In a
moment tbe fleet was ablaze witb
signaU "nrf almost instantly an awful
.ii .cf shelu .
upon her. It is not known whether
she returned tbe fire, but tbe shore
batteries opened, and a siz-incb shell
fell upon tbe Indiana's forward deck,
exploding below. ' Tbe explosion oc
curred in tbe men's sleeping rooms,
but all were at quarters and no one
TROOPS FOR HONOLULU.
Washington, July 8. As a result
of the cabinet meeting today, it was
decided to dispatch a regiment of in
fantry to Honolulu immediately, and
tbe commandant at Presidio, Cal., has
been communicated witb to learn what
force was available.
WILL NEVER GIVE IN.
Madrid, July 8,9p. m. All rumors
as to peace negotiations are semi-offi-
cially declared to be unfounded. Spain
will never give in.
NEBRASKA SOLDIERS DIE.
Honolulu, June 29, via San Fran
cisco, July 7. Sergeant George Ged-
des, company C, First Nebraska in
f antry, died at sea aboard the trans
port Senator, June 21, of spinal men
ingitis. He was buried at sea tbe same
day with military honors. Tbe Bbips
of tbe fleet were brought to, witb
troops drawn op on deck, while tbe
body was committed to tbe deep.
Geddes was about 22 years of age
His borne was at Beatrice, where his
C. K. Fiske, a young member of
company D, Nebraska volunteers.died
here on tbe 25th. A combination at
tack of typhoid fever and measles was
the cause of death. Tbe funeral took
place from the Central Union church
and was attended by tbe best people
in tbe city.
Company D came from Lincoln.
ESCAPES IN WOMAN'S ATTIRE.
Manila, July 4. The water supply
of the city is nearly exhausted. The
pumps have not been working for three
General Monet, as I cabled, etcaped
with Augusti's family, who bad a
passport from General Aguinaldo. He
was disguised as a woman, leaving bis
troops starving. An indignation meet
ing was held by tbe Spaniards, who
went to tbe governor general to obtain
an explanation why General lionet
came here without bis troops and de
manding that be should be sent back.
Owing to tbe fact that Spaniards are
excitable, Monet's position is dau
TERMS OF PEACE.
Conditions on Which we will Set
tle With Spain.
THEY MUST FIRST EYACUATE CUBA.
Mast Alia Nurntndtr Porta Riea to 17a aet
Allow oa m CoallDa; atatloa la th
Oauarica Tho rblUpplnaa to bo
Hold till Indaaaalty'a Paid
Washington, July 7. Spain is be
ginning ber prospective negotiations
for peace. Two week age ber friends
cast out bints as to the desirability of
the cessation of hostilities. Tbe bints
were repeated today with slightly
Prompt reply was made that tbe
United States, provided that Spain
made her overtures at once would ac
cept peace on these conditions:
First The prompt evacuation of
Cuba by tbe Spanish army so that Cu
bans may have the opportunity of es
tablishing a stable government.
Second The permanent possession
of Porto Bico by tbe United States .
Third A coaling station in the
Fourth Tbe indefinite retention of
tbe Philippines to insure tbe payment
of the indemnity the United States
will decide upon.
PAXDO NOT AT SANTIAGO.
Before Santiago, July 6. General
Toral, tbe Spanish commander at
Santiago has been officially informed
by General Shatter of tbe complete de
struction of tbe Spanish fleet, and that
tbe American warships are now free
to co operate witb tbe army in tbe re
duction of Santiago. He has been
given such time a be may deem
proper to decide the advisability of
capitulating with hie garrison.
Though General Toral is appay,
utter hopelessness of holding out
against land and sea forces must be
forcing itself upon bim. Tbe rein
forcements have not arrived. General
Pando has left him in tbe lurch and it
is understood is making his way to
SPANISH SOLDIERS SURRENDER.
Manila, June 30. Via Hong Kong
and Paris July 7. General Moret's
troops, numbering some eight hun
dred, have surrendered, giving up
their arms to tbe rebels. Tbe captives
were taken to Cavite.
ASSAULT SANTIAGO TODAT.
Washington, D. C. July 7. General
Sbafter is said to have wired the war
department that an assault will be
made on Santiago Saturday noon.
Bings from 50 cents up at Coleman's
guaranteed solid gold.
Coagroaiilonal Coavaatloaa Baro.
The congressional conventions of
tbe democrats, populists and ailver
republicans of tbe First congressional
district will be held in tbis city on
August 11th. Messrs. H.D.Travis.
Frank J. Morgan and Mathew Gering
were in Lincoln, Thursday, in attend
ance at the committee meetings of
these parties and succeeded in having
tbe conventions called for Platts-
Lincoln, Falls City and Tecnmseh
were after tbe prize but their repre
sentatives were unable to overcome
the arguments advanced by the con
tingent from this place.
Plattsmouth should do bereelf proud
on this occasion and show by her bos
pitality to tbe representatives of tbe
reform parties that no mistake was
made in the selection of a place of
If you want good toilet soap cheap
come to uebing a xjo.
Ma Woara a SaaUo.
Matt Gering came over from Platts
mouth last week to get a driuk of pure
water and incidentally to And out if
anyone was insisting that be repre
sent the First district In congress.
says tbe Lincoln Independent. He
didn't siy what be heard but he was
seen tripling Congressman Strode
around and taking tbe measure of his
footprints witb a yard stick. Tbe re
sult must have been satisfactory as
he left town witb a cheerful smile on
Watch chains and charms at Cole
man's, second door south of poet
office. : '
Bead tbe new advertisement of W.
K. Fox ta today's paper, llr. Fox is
a genial gentleman and a good busi
ness man who saerits, as he poetesses,
the confidence of tbe public.
Vkandtj, rrXAmj, aad fkiardat July 13.
14, IS, anil IS.
Walt and Come to Plattsmouth to
tbe Large Store Boom Second Door
East ot Court House.
Shoes and clothing. Great manufac
turer's closing out sale. The Empire
Clothing and Shoe Company 1175,000,
Cincinnati Ohio, quit business, and
have sent out agents to country towns
with tbeir stock, to be sold out quick
for cash, less profit of manufacture,
less profit of wholesaler, less profit of
retailer, and without cost of freight.
Bead tbese prices for new stylish
goods, first-class workmanship, up-to-date
in every respect.
Gents' Heavy Working !boes, worth
tl 25, at 78c; Ladies' Oxfords, worth
tl 50, at 98c; Ladies' Oxfords worth
12 50, at tl 24; Ladies Oxfords, worth
S3 00 at tl 48; LadieB' Dress Shoes,
Lace and Button, worth tl 50 at 98c;
Ladies' and Gents' Dress Shoes, worth
2 50. at tl 24; Ladies' and Gents' Fine
Shoes, worth t3 00, at tl 48; Ladies
and Gents' Custom-Made Shoes, worth
t4 50, at tl 98; Ladies' and Gents'
Hand-Sewed Shoes, worth 16 00 at
t2 48; Cbildreos' School Shoes, sizes 8
to lUarortb tl 25. at 74c: Misses' and
Youths' School Shoes worth tl 50. at
We also carry a full line of Ladies'
Wet Goods Sale
In Hedbloom's old
Herold's, by Wm.
attlaa.gr, TriTnlTR, SHoes, etc., tliat were
CToai3eee3. krrr 3a.e late lcsc suj-'hafism.eiit
appal 1 " 1 f- -
Sale will begin Monday, July 11, and
continue until goods are sold.
Herold & Son,
BOSS Watch Cases
I take pleasure in announcing
to my friends and the public gen
erally that I have just opened a
large and well-chosen stock of
And such articles as generally go
with them, at
No. 418 Main St..
And I invite everybody to call
and take a look through my
goods. My stock also includes
all the latest Newspapers and
Periodicals, Cigars, Tobaccos, and
a line of High Grade Candies.
Come and see for yourself.
I will sell at prices to suit the
- W. K.F0X,
and Gents' Fine Dress Shoe.
Men's Pants, worth tl i'5 at 6Sc;
Men' Business Pants, worth 12, at
9Sc; Men's Fine Pant-, worth t'i, at
tl 24; Men's Tailor-made Pants, worth
t5 at 82 49; Men's Suits, worth f s. at
S3 2-5; Men's CasBimere Snitu, worth
112, at tl 75; Men's Fine ('assizer
Suits, worth 115, at t6 78; I'iiiu ( ut. in
msde Suits, worth tlS, at i: Men'
Fine Tailor-made bulls, wortl. at
19 63; Boys' Long Pants. oikb LZ,
at 78c; Children's School SaU, worth
S2, at 98c; Children's Pine Suits, worth
t2 50 at II 4; Children's Iies Suits.
worth to. att2 49. 30o worth of La
dies Capes at jour prices.
And so on through thu !i ne )ou will
find bargain after bargain. Not Lin
reserved. Everything ruust le sold in
four days. Goods exchanged if nM
satisfactory. Honest, honorable
square dealing to all.
Remember Wednesday July Kith is
the day, and Is for FourDajs Only.
Look for tbe Big, Bed Sign.
L. M. Mathews, Agent.
Two Car Loads of Shoes and Clothing-
Cheap Kata To Omaha
On account of tbe Trans Mississippi
Turnfest, the B. & M. will sell round
trip tickets for CO cents for trains ar
riving in Omaha on the morning of
June 30th. W. L. Pic kett.
Herold & Son.
We have them for
sale, and can fit them
with any movement
you may desire. Call
and get our prices.
SNYDER & CO.,
Jewelers aud Optician.
PLATTSMOUTH , ----- l.ra a
ED DONAT, Prop.,
The Celebrated Anheuser-liusch
Beer on draught, and a full
line of the finest
Wines and Liquors
And Union-Made Cigars con
stantly on hand.
Fine Bottled Goods a Specialty.
MERCHANTS" tVNC II
From 9 to 11 o'clock ererj tnomlut.
ocD. S. Draper, ProH
1016 South Tenth-Bt., OMAHA
. .TIIE BEST OF..
$Im. fcilMtt and faw
Alwr In Slock. IncltidlUK ibe
..Schlitz Milwaukee Beer..
Plattsmouth friends especially iuvitd
uen wahted mm
Asrone boneat and willing to husue. e tM
d&t rood wapei and (five leair era.loyu.eti
Witb our t aclllttea and personal helpauy n.u
full aliv. and willing to work can win a py
lug poaitloo witb u. Applj quick, mati&g hg
L. L. AtAY & CO.,
K oraerj-men. Beadsman and I"lrtr.
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