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About Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 14, 1900)
Atannfiemcnt Savs It Was
"est in the History of
Paid Admissions "nt to About
Forty Thousand and Pre
miums are Paid.
The stat fair ls l Friday with a
small at Iriulanctr at the grounds.
The niaiiaciiuiit dtclaivs that the
fair was in every respect the most
successful ever held in the history of
the state. The large at tendanee has
heeti esM'cially gratify ing
It is believed that the total nuniher
of uaid admissions, which will lc an
nounced Sunday, will lie almost if not
Financially the fair was very suc
cessful, and all premiums will lie paid
in cash, in full, and at once. I 'ay
nient was ljegun Monday, when tlx
management commenced mailing
checks to successful exhibitors. The
last payment, it is claimed, will l e
made by .September 20th.
KKSl'l.TS OK TIIK STATK K. I It.
1 'resident Iias.se t has tabulated the
financial results of the slate fair as
Exhibitors' stall rent. . .
Kntries and stall rent
2,oi M) 2."
2,20 1 :
1,1. 8 r.(
I "aid admissions
Admissions at gate lt),.W- 00
Iturlinxton commits lo,0."l (Ml
Union i"acitie coitions 1 ,M7 o)
l 11 & M. V. coupons 1, 10 (Ml
INk-L- Island coll nous !o8 (X)
Total $33,403 00
The foregoing receipts were sum
marized by Mr. Uassett. The money
taken in, it is announced, w ill pay all
the expenses of the fair and will guar
rantee the state exposition as a per
n: km t I'm i. 1st.
The premium list amounts to nearly
$3rt,(KM), but this will lie reduced, it is
claimed, aliout $",(mm), from the fact
that for many premiums offered there
was no one competing. Expense
items and claims w ill be carefully aud
ited and some that are considered ex
orbitant will le cut down.
In view of the foregoing showing,
the claims of the largest attendance
in the history of the fair w ill have to
lie moderated, as at Omaha, there
were single days on which the paid
attendance almost, if not quite
equalled that for the entire four days.
Nevertheless, the management claims
to lie highly gratified with the result
I'l.ATTSMorTif, Neb., Sept. 4, 1SMK).
Hoard met pursuant to adjourn
ment. All present. Minutes of last
session read and approved.
A motion was made by Commission
er Zink, seconded by Commissioner
Cox that J. I. Falter, chairman of this
hoard lie, and is hereby, instructed to
present a claim to the board of county
commissioners of Sarpy county, Ne
braska, for the costs of repairs on the
north half of the l'lattc Uiver llridge
near Louisville, and the motion was
The clerk was instructed to notify
coal dealers to submit bids on coal for
county for ensuing year,
The contract for printing dclin
quent tax list was let to the l'latts
mouth Journal at nine cents for each
city or town description, and eighteen
cents for farm lands. A description
to mean any number of lots or pieces
of land descrilied together,
Board adjourned to meet -Sep. 5th,
Sep. a, l'joo, Hoard met. All pres-
Resignation of John Murray, over
seer road district No. 35, was accept
ed, and J. W. Lawton was appointed
to till vacancy.
A petition was granted vacating a
part of public road described as fol
lows: Commencing at the southwest
corner of the Mt. Pleasant cemetery
and running two rtids north, thence
eight rous west, inence two rous
south, thence eight rods east to the
place of beginning
The follow ing claims were allowed
on the general fund:
J P Falter, sal ami exp ? 41 Hi
J W Cox. same 34 K
Jas. llolx-rtson. sal" antl t. pay tax lUt 3fci
W C Smith, salary and ex ns- - m; K
Auff Ba"h. nifrcliainllsf to r
IWnCtt Jk Tutt. same
Wiu HeroM & ln. same
Mrs K E YIt. ear- of p.uiwr -
care 3 Collins
W I Whii-lrt. ftuardintf jail
J-n SaoWala. mt n-liandise U un,r -Wurl
& ClT- same -H
C Maniuanit & Co.. same
A Clark, same -----J
M Jlrousliek. same - - - -r
White, same, same -C
M Lrf-aeh. same -J
II M-Brlle. hoarilinir prlHoners.
K E Hilton, work - - -
p Tal.-ott. M- I . Klary -'n.l qu irtti r
ACCrej, KUry and ex. poor farm -
N l TfU'plmiH! Co.. rout - - - 3 KT
I. IiIii'it Ihirilwaru Co. iikIs. to county 7 HO
II. iiihiioIkI ItrotA St-li-ns, suiiiu - K j0
ri:illsinoiilli Ti'U'pIioim; Co.. rcntH - 17 !
S A IfcivU oil or,
Slatf .loiirn:il. nii ri'liunills-to county 7! 1W
.I:iiii- .loliiison. r-,:ilrs - 6 Xt
ll I! KImtsoI. mimic - - - - 3 73
Sii- Kt rns, work In (llttrt' t No. is - l 12
City of I'hitlMiioiilli. ... 1
W i.iir' W at-r I.iiuiIm-i- Co.. IiohImt "i
r.l w:irN A. I trail ford Co.. smc - 7 Ml
I-' M lii-li-y. sumo ... - hki k'j
Allowuy .V .loliiisoii. t :iin to roront-r 2 Ul
H i' .Niiicvs r :ilinsto-k - - 8 Til
It .1 ll-iiiililll. salary - - - 50 UU
J ll Hull. M. 11.. I.alan- of sulaJV 2ii1
liiarl. r - - - - - 1J ftl
A II Wt-rkliarh. mt-ri-liaiiilisc to pMr 2i Kt
Silin Wal riiian. liuiilx-r - - - 3!i &5
KO.ilt IHSTIilCT rt'M).
John .ii urray. overseer. sUlfiiiciit - Him
kiim.k i i:m.
.1 K Slit-fly A. Co.. liiilliii l.lldt; - 4.IVI4 IH
Hoard adjourned to meet Sept. 18,
llMM). JAMKS RoiiKKTSOV.
(( -hicago News. )
The man who takes life easy
A rural editor says that cider is the
spirit of the press.
When prohibitionists have lanquets
they probably eat the toasts.
It isn't always the man who has the
most mist; that knows the most.
In the race for wealth too much
money seems to be an impossible
The grMim may lead the bride to
the altar but his leadership is liable
to end t.'iere.
At first a girl wants nothing but a
husband, but alter she gets him she
wants all his income.
An old bachelor sajs the bride is
foolish liecause she doesn't marry the
liest man at the wedding.
No woman ever hated a man for be
ing in Jove with her, but many a wo
man has hated a man for lieing indif
ferent to her charms.
A burglar was recently caught
breaking into a song on the west side
He had already got through one bar
when a policeman came along and hit
him with a stave.
No man is wise if he boasts of his
The average dressmaker is a miss
const ruct ionist.
But few men appear to be as good
as they really are.
Lot's w ife resembled a weather vane
when she turned around.
Overtalk tires more people than
Hospital bulletins contain the news
if the weak.
A vain woman is like a street piano
she is full of airs.
Every man who isn't prominent im
agines he will be some day.
A spinster can't learn to play the
violin unless she has a beau.
Now is the time to keep cool. Don't
overburden j'our liver or conscience
Talk is rather chea?, but some peo
ple have a mania for trying to monop
Women are ever the same. Eve
shared the apple with Adam but she
took the lirst bite.
1 f you would keep your enemies from
knowing any harm of you, don't let
your friends know any.
A cynic is a person who knows the
price of everything and the value of
The average youth would rather
come into a ready-made fortune than
to liecome a self-made man.
A great man is seldom taken at his
true value, but lots of others sell out
for more than they are worth
If a woman is jealous of her hus
band it usually keeps her so busy that
she hasn't much time for anything
A young man may dislike to hear a
pretty girl whistle, but he never ob
jects to the kissable pucker she gets
on her mouth.
Rice and Population.
In deciding whether China's popula
tion is dftise or sparse it ought to be
remembered that the country produces
rice. Countrlpa which Droduce rice
yield at least two crops a year. Coun
tries which produce corn, on the other
hand, only yield one crop a year.
Therefore, apportionately to its extent.
a country which produces rice ought
to support at least twice as large a pop
ulation as a coun.-T which produces
Found Corroded Con. -
Workmen employed In the erection
of a new primary school in Charles-
town, Mass., struck a vpult below the
ground, and found a lot of corroded
coin in it which proved to-be silver
dollars, and s-emed to bo stacked up
in some semblance of order. Most of
the Coins could not be Identified at
first on account of the thick corrosion,
but a few in the middle of the piles
were clean enouwa 10 show the ilates.
Conductor of Choral Society.
Dr. George Robertson Sinclair, or
ganist of Hereford cathedral, Eng
land, has been awarded the greatest
musical prize but one that Birming
ham can bestow. He has been ap
pointed conductor of the Festival
Choral society, succeeding the late Dr.
Swinnerton Heap. ,
- -V -
W. J. BRYAN AT
V.'. J. liryan will speak at Weeping
Water on Friday night, Sept em lie r 31
arriving from Syracuse overland,
where he sjieaks in the afternoon.
The meeting will lie a big one. (iov
ernor 1'oynter, Senator Allen, W. II.
Thorn son and (J. M. Hitchcock will
accompany Mr. Bryan.
CORN CROP IN NEBRASKA.
Traffic Agents of Local Road Estimate the
Yield at Fully 3oo,ooo.ooo Bushels.
A corn crop of .'5m,(MM),(mn bushels
for Nebraska this year.
That is the estimate made by the
trallic agents of the several railroads
centering at Omaha, in order to ob
tain this est imate the officials of tlx'se
roads have advised their agents to vis
it farmers and secure reliable data
relative to the crop, Now these re
ports are coming in at a rapid rate,
and everything goes to show that
throughout Nebraska corn belt, the
crop is going to lie a bumper.
In some issolated sections of the
state the corn crop was injured by the
dry weather during the early summer,
but these sections were small in area
and were far between, so that on the
whole they cut little ligure in reduc
ing the general yield.
On the Union Pacific the corn crop
crop is immense out as far as isorlli
l'lattc. On the Elkhorn it is great to
a point as far northwest as O'Neill,
and on the Rurlington it is very heavy
as far w est as McCook.
All reports indicate that the hot
and dry weather of the nast two
weeks has been beneficial instead of
otherwise. When the dry spell came
on the ground was in fine con it ion due
to the heavy rains in June. The stand
was heavy, completely covering the
ground. This resulted in the moist
ure being held, and a very rapid
All reports to date indicate that
barring a few localities, particularly
on low lands, the entire crop is out of
the way of frost, and even if a heavy
freeze .should occur, now, there would
lie very little soft corn.
Railroad men figure that the enor
mous corn crop this year will result in
more cattle being shipped into the
state for feeding than ever before.
They say that even at this early date
many letters are being received from
stockmen in Texas, Idaho, Montana,
"Wyoming and Colorado, asking where
feeding grounds can be secured for the
These stockmen go upon the theory
that it is cheaper to ship the cattle to
the corn, thus getting them close to
the South Omaha market, than to
ship the corn, feed them on their own
grounds, and then pay freight on the
fattened animals to some market
hundreds of miles away. World-
Consul McCook Says It Will Re a Great
Consul McCook at Dawson City has
made a report to the state department
in regard to mining in Alaska and the
Klondike, in which he says: "Favor
able reports have been received here
concerning Forty Mile mining camp.
The Tanana district in Alaska is cre
ating quite a stir and dividing honors
with the Koyukuk country. Men who
have come from the Tanana claim they
can get from 10 to 30 cents of pay dirt
to the pan, and, as they are working in
summer diggings with only from two
to three feet to bed rock, it is as good
as $1 a nan where one has to go 25
feet to bed rock. Many who left here
with horses to take them overland
from Fort Yukon to the Koyukuk
found it hard work to cross the low,
marshy country in that Bection, and,
hearing of the good prospects in the
Tanana, changed their course and went
to the new find, which Is about 12a
miles from Circle City, directly south.
Alaska is destined to be a wonderful
mining country. The great necessity
now is good roads, good camps, and the
prospecting of comparatively unknown
sections. Great dissatisfaction was
expressed at Dawson this spring after
the wash-up by miners who worked for
men who leased mining claims from
the owners. The laymen sign con
tracts to work so many feet of the
claim during the season, the owner to
receive 50 per cent of the gold coming
out of the claim, the lessee agreeing
that all men working the property will
be employed under a written contract,
by which the men promise not to hold
the claim In any way liable for their
wages. It unfortunately has turned out
In hundreds of cases that the cost ot
workine the claims has taken more
than 50 per cent of the output, the
lessees' share. The men employed on
the claims have thus been deprived of
the wages they expected at the end of
the season. La-men on rich claims do
very well, but the majority of Klondike
claims cannot be worked on a 50 per
font naaia with thp current rate of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wheeler adopt
ed an orphan boy while in Omaha,
In his report fur the month of Au
gust, Judge Archer reports twelve ar
rests, eight tines amounting to $28.00
paid three committed and one
STAGE rOB WOMEN.
IU TaipteUoB Ar UrMtly Kxcer
ted. That the personal character of ac
tresses ranges from bad to good would
hardly need reiteration were It not that
the brazen vices of the one kind are
more In the public eye than the modest
virtues of the other. Mrs. O. H. Gil
bert nays in the Metropolitan Magazine
that the temptations of the stage are
greatly exaggerated. "A young actress
truly interested In her work," the old
lady adda'is subject to no more tempt
ations than any other young woman In
any other career. Her ultimate future
depends upon her strength of charac
ter, her womanhood, and, I may add.
her Intentions. If I had a young daugh
ter and was convinced of her dramatic
ability I should have no more Hesita
tion in placing her upon the stage than
I should hesitate In placing her In a
newspaper office or in a business house
as a bookkeeper or stenographer. But
I should see that my young daughter,
until her character and principles were
fixed, should have the protection of her
mother, and as far as possible the re
straining influence of a home, however
humble." The exigencies of theatrical
life are against the feasibility of do
mesticity, and Annie Russell, writing
also in the Metropolitan, says it is pa
thetic to note how an actress, remain
ing only a few weeks In a strange city.
will struggle to set up the altar of her
household goods In the room of her
hotel, and will surround herself with
the little comforts that suggest a home
Miss Russell calls attention to the fact
that in summer time the majority of
stage people are wont to retire to coun
try houses of their own, from the pre
tentious villas of the affluent to the in
expensive cottages of the less prosper
ous. "Familiarity breeds contempt.'
she remarks, "and perchance the bless
ings of home life lose something or
their value for those to whom they
have become a habit, but we who are
deprived of their sweet consolations
hold them as the highest gifts of life
and are ready to struggle for their pos
Australia's Oatpat of Rabbits.
Australia has made out of its :ab
bit pest an Industry. One exporter
alone receives from rabblters between
15,000 and 20,000 rabbits a day, fo
which he pays trappers, as wages,
$5,000 a week. This same exporter has
24,000 traps set, employing 500 persons
to look after them. Last year he ex
ported 700,000 rabbit-., and he expects
to send away 1,500,000 carcasses this
ason. Another exporter says he has
sent away 250,000 rabbits during the
season, and tnai nis wages accorui
with the men employed averages
$3,500 a week. Another exporter es
tlmates that tho output of rabbits this
season will be aout 6,000,000, and an
other person In the business estimates
the number at 5,000,000. Taking the
rabbits at 6 cents a head, the sum
to be distributed among the trappers
will be about $200,000.
A Military Marriage.
Nothing was done at a recent mar
riage in Mlddletown, Conn., to lessen
the force of the trite Joke about mai-
rlage being a preparation lor Dattie.
To the strains of a military march
Lieutenant George Adolphus Nugent
of the Fourth artillery, U. S. A., and
Miss Emma Howard Bacon marched
to the altar In the Church of the Holy
Trinity. The approach of the wedding
party was preceded by the sounding
of the reveille on the cornet. The
ushers presented arms to the brides
maids and the party two-stepped down
the aisle to the altar. Flags decorated
the church and many solders were
present In full-dress uniforms with
helmets in hand.
A Royal Editor.
There is at least one newspaper
which is edited by a king. In faraway
New Zealand there is an interesting
little eight-page paper, with three col
umns to a page, printed in both the
English and the native tongue, and
called The Pleiades of Seven Stars. Its
editor la no less a person than his
royal highness, Tawhiao. It is true
that this potentate is not an independ
ent sovereign, but when he descends
from the royal throne to the editorial
chair, then, indeed, be Is monarch of
all he surveys.
There was unveiled at La Teste de
Buch, France, the other day, a statue
of Dr. Jean Hameau. the obscure med
ical practitioner, who, in 1836, pub
lished a study on viruses, in which he
partly anticipated the discoveries of
A Japanese Diplomat.
Korgora Takahlta, the new Japan
ese minister to the United State3, has
been In the diplomatic service for 25
years. He is a graduate of the Tokio
university, and has filled diplomatic
posts in Holland and Italy.
EDITOR'S AWFUL PLIGHT.
F. M. Iliggins, editor Seneca (Ills.)
News, was afflicted ror years with
Piles that no doctor or remedy helped
until he tried Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
the best in the world. He writes,
two boxes wholly cured him. Infalli
ble for Piles. Cure guaranteed. Only
23 cents. Sold by F. U. Fricke & Uo.
A rOWTDEIt MILL EXPLOSION
Removes everything in sight; so do
drastic mineral pills, but both are
mighty dangerous. No need to dyna
mite your body when Dr. King's New
Life Pills do the work so easily and
perfectly. Cures headache, constipa
tion. Only 25 cents at F. G. Fricke &
Go's drug store.
For Those Going East.
(Jeneral lassenger Agent Faancis Is
enthusiastic on the subject of the
' home visitors " excursions which
the Hurlington has announced for
September 10 and 2il.
From present indications I Ih-
lieve I am safe in saying that our fa
cilities will lie taxed to the utmost to
provide accoinnwdations for east
bound taavelers who will take advan
tage of these rates," said Mr. Francis
yesterday. "Our mail has increased
enormously during the last week. We
are receiving imiui lies from all parts
I knew, of course, when 1 an
nounced the rates that they would
lind favor with the people of this
state, but my most sanguine expecta
tions are being exceeded. No such
'wide open' rates as those of Septem
lier 10 and 20 have ever lie fore been
made by any Nebraska railroad. As
you know, the rates are not confined
to Chicago, l'eora or St. Louis. They
apply to every jKiint in Iowa, Illinois
and Missouri. The goMl jieople of
this state, having time, money and
inclination to go east and visit their
friends, are going to keep ns busy in
looking after them properly. We
shall, of course, do this. If necessaay
we can secure a large number of cach
es from connecting lines. These, with
our regular equipment, will enable us
to care for the business in giod shaite.
"The revenue which these excur
sions will add to the company's treas
ury Is an important item, but my
principal idea in running them is to
send east several thousand men and
women who will be living illustrations
of the fact that just now Ncbraskans
are on Easy Street. The renters and
small farmers of Iowa, Illinois and
Indiana are liound to lie impressed
with the prosperous appearance of
their visitors from the West, who,
with money in both ptickets and good
cloths on their backs, will advertise
the state more effectively than a ton
of printed matter."
Harper Whiskey Received Gold
(Special Dispatch.) l'aris, Aug. 2.
American whiskies received the
official approval today when Cold
Medal was awarded to Eernheim
Bros., Louisville, Ky., on their I. W
Harper whisker. Sold in "Flatsmouth,
Nebraska, by F. (J. Egeiibergcr.
"Did that rich young Goldbag pro
pose to you last night?"
"Not exactly, maiuma, but he asked
for an option on me for SO days."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A Little Thief.
Why should McKlnley condemn Nee-
ly? The latter stole but a very little
of Cuba. It is the policy of the pros
ent administration to steal the island
entire. Lafayette Journal.
Subscribe now for The Journal.
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AND CIGARS, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES, DYES,
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Prescriptions caxeliallsr compounded
South Side Main Street - - - PlatUmouth.
Ed Donat, Prop.
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
bating powder are the greatest
trsto heakhof the present day.
apvM, mum ieww etx. wtw yotm.
THE lmAVEUY OF WOMAN
Was grandly shown by Mrs. John Iw
lingof llutler, Fa., in a three years'
struggle with a malignant stomach
trouble that caused distressing at
tacks of nausea and Indigestion. All
remedies fulled to relieve her until
she tried Electric Hitters. Aftertak
Ing it two months she wrote: "lam
now wholly cured and can eat any
thing. It is truly a grand tonic for
the whole system, as I gained in
weight and feel much stronger since
using it." its aids digestion, cures
dysMisia, improves appetite, gives
new life. Only ft) cents, (iuarantced
at F. (J. Frlcke & Co's drug store.
Some genius has invented a scheme
to make graM brandy out of onions.
There Is one commendable feature
iliout this, at least a fellow's wife
couldn't tell whether he'd lieen drink-
ig grain? brandy, or eating a steak
smothered in onions.
ENDURED DFATII'S AtlONIES.
Only a roaring fire enabled J. M.
fJarrettson, of San Antonio, Tex., to
lie down when attacked by asthma,
from which he suffered for years. He
writes his misery was often so great
that it seemed he endured the agonic
of death; but Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption wholly cured
him. This marvelous medicine is the
only known cure for Asthma as well
as ( Vuisuniption, Omghs and Colds,
and all Throat, Chest and Lung
troubles. li ice .ro cents and 1.00.
(iuarantced. Trial liottlcs free at F.
(!. Fricke & (Vs drug store.
The gentlemanly agent of the North
western Yeast Co. is around again
with the little yellow sample of Yeast
Foam. This company are the largest
yeast manufacturers in the world.
Yeast Foam has lieen on the market
over 20 years without an equal as a
healthful bread raiser and is used ex
tensively in all parts of the United
States. Everyliody is familiar with
the go m! qualities of Yeast Foam.
Bear in Mind
THAT Til k
Is second to none in the citj.
We are Prepared
To liaudle promptly all woik coming
Onr Prices are the Lowest
GIVK US A THIAL.
the Best of Everything.
Dr. W. B. Elstcr ..
All Work Guaranteed
Special Attention to Filling and
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