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About Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882 | View Entire Issue (May 2, 1878)
Seventeen years ago this month tire
ffirat event of the century occurred
The country was roused that Sunday
morning in April by the lightning ti
dings that Sumpter had been fired up
on. Although but seven years old
then the writer remembers how that
sows filled the country with conster
nation, lie remembers bow the loyal
ty of a father and an older brother
awakened an echo in his own breast,
which led to a miniature "battle for the
Union" on that same uay with a bov
elder and stronger than himself, whose
sentiments, the reflex of a disloyal fath
ers thought., aroused his patriotic in
dignation. That battle was somewhat
Banguinary, but the victory crowned
the Union arms, and all that boy's mar
bles were required to pay the war in
demnity. That was the war in minia
ture. The scratches on the two boyish
faces were the miniature of the deep
battle wounds that serried, convulsed
and disfigured the country. The drops
of blood that trickled from two young
noses were the red rivers in miniature
that flowed from the veins of three
hundred thousand slain. That other
boy is now a peaceful and prosperous
farmer in Iowa, and the writer, forgiv
ing all, only remembers it as an unhap
py event of the past. So it is with the
country. The grass is growing green
over the graves on the hundred South
ern battle-fields. The passions that
were kindled at Sumter, and cowed by
force from Gettysburg to Atlanta, are
now dead and buried with the past.
The trenches, parapets and fortifica
tions have mouldered away under the
attack of fifteen years of time, and na
ture has healed the battle scars on her
bosom. Sectional hate and strife are
only thought of by the few unprinci
pled demagogues, and ourcountry, with
every discordant element stilled, and
each shivered particle cemented into a
great, new symmetrical whole, lias re
turned to an era of lasting peace,
strength and prosperity, which she has
never before known.
Prom this week forward we have
but little left to recall to us tl e
memory of the war. The exagger
ated prices of the war era are unknown,
and the fair prosperity of the subse
quent three years has settled down to
a normal place. Depreciated and unre
deemable "currency is unknown and
the "dollar of our daddies" is jingling
over the counters of trade. Specie
payment has been practically resumed,
for the steady decline of gold until
Monday when it reached one fourth of
a cent, has enabled many of the banks
to commence payment of checks and
drafts In gold. This places gold and
greenbacks at par, and the people who
hold the unique signatures of Spinner
and Xew, now know that they repre
sent their face value in yellow coin.
Affairs in this country have now reach
ed a solid rock basis und prosperity
will grow from a foundation that can
not be affected by every shifting current
of public sentiment.
An Article That Temperance and Anti
Temperance People Siiould Head.
Eli Perkins on Texas Courting.
He sat on one side the room in a big
white oak rocking-chair. A long-eared,
deer-hound snapping at flies was by
his side; a basket of sewing by hers.
Iioth rock incessantly that is, the
young people not the dog and basket,
lie sighs heavily and looivs out of the
west window at a crape myrtle tree; she
sighs lightly and gazes out of the east
window at a turnip patch. At last he
"This is mighty good weather to pick
that if we only had any to
The rocking continues.
"What's your dog's name?"
Another sigh-broken stillness.
"What is he good fur?"
"What is who good fur?" said he, ab
stractedly. "Your dog, Coony."
"Fur ketchin1 possums."
Silence of half an hour.
'IIe looks like a deer dog."
"Who looks like a deer dog?"
"He is but he's kinder bellowed, an
gittin'old an' slow now. An' beam'
no count' on a cold trail."
In the quiet ten minutes that ensued
she took two stitches in her quilt; it was
a gorgeous affair that quilt was, made
by the pattern called "lto3e of Sharon."
She is very particular about the nomen
clature of her quilts, and frequently
walks fifteen miles to get h new pattern
with a "real putty name."
"Your ma raisin' manvehickings?"
Then more rocking, and, somehow,
after awhile the big rocking chair and
the little rocking chair -w ere jammed
side by side. I don' know how it hap
pened. It might have been caused by
some peculiarity in the floor, or by the
natural magnet attraction one chair
had fortheother; but, strange to say,
the basket of work had followed the
little chair! and the little chair had
traveled as fast as the big one! Coony
had not moved, he lay in the same
place sound asleep, and he was talking
in his sleep that is, giving faint, irreg
ular barks at the possums he beheld in
his dreams. After a while the conver
"How many has your ma got?"
"IIow many what?"
"Nigh on to a hundred."
By this time the chairs are so close
together that rocking is i:: possible.
"The minks has eat m;;t all ours."
-inena long silenc leigns. At last
"Yes," she replies, brightening up,
"I've just finished a Roarin Eagul of
Brazeel,' a 'Sittin Sun,' and a 'Nation's
Pride.' Have you ever saw the 4 Yellow
Rose on the Parary?"
More silence, then he says:
"Do you like cabbage?"
"I do that,"
Presently his hand is accidently
placed on hers. She does not know it;
at least, does not seem to be aware of
it. Then, after a half hour spent in
sight, coughing and clearing of throats
he suddenly says:
m. uu m t . -aaauvx one you
"What you great a-mind to bite me
".Kase you won't have me."
"Kase you ain't axed me."
Well, now, I ax you."
"Then, now, I has you."
Then Coony dreams he hears a sound
Then the next day the young man
goes to ; Tigerville after a marriage li
cense. "Wednesday the following week.
From the New VorJt Herald.
The Virginia expedient for taxing
the retail trade in alcoholic drinks de
serves to be considered in two aspects
as a revenue measure and as a tem
perance measure. It 13 a piquant ex
periment which is well worth trying.
In spite of the strenuous efforts of the
philanthropic temperance men, in spite
of their late signal triumph in the Leg
islature, the retail liquor traffic goes
on, and a large r proportion of it is ab
solutely illicit and law-defying than
was the case before the Court of Ap
peals delivered its memorable decision.
Since experience proves that the trade
in liquo rcannot be suppressed ; is it not
better that it should be, in some way,
regulated and restrained?
The Virginia expedient presents an
easy method of releasing the subject
from the present unprofitable deadlock.
It is so novel and curious and popular
that its adoption would require no sac
rifice of pride on the part of either of
the temperance men or of the liquor
men. It would at least, have the mer
it of making the retail liquor traffic a
means of alleviating the burden of lo
cal taxation. The statistics of this
traffic in the City of Xew York show
that it is enormous and even appalling.
A moderate tax on the separate drinks
would yield money enough to pay the
interest on the entire city debt, large
as the debt is. As the suppression of
this traffic is a demonstrated impossi
bility, why should it not be made pro
ductive as a fruitful source of local
revenue? 13y t. is means we could tax
not only our resident inhabitants but
the "strangers within our gates." The
immense number of transient persons
always present in this city from all
parts of the country and ail parts of
the world consume ardent spirits more
freely than our permanent population.
They regard themselves while here as
on a sort of spree, and drink a great
deal more than they are accustomed to
do at home, and a great deal more than
our own people do, with the exception
of the lowest and vilest class. It is
impossible to prevent this enormous
mass of visitors from drinking largely,
so long as hotels and quasi-hotels are
licensed, and it would seem expedient
to tax their indulgence for the benefit
of the city treasury.
There are good reasons for believing
that no other law for levying a tax 011
ine vice 01 urinKing couia oe so per
fectly executed as that of Virginia. Its
strict execution would be for the ad
vantage of the party most interested,
the liquor-dealers themselves. It is
i.ot probable that bartenders as a class
are more honest than car-conductors as
a class. The steam railroads protect
themselves against their conductors by
selling tickets to passengers at their
offices. This method is not convenient
to the street railroads, but within the
last five or six years they have univer
sally adopted some form of the bell
punch, and find their revenues thereby
increased. The Moffet register would
be at least equally beneficial to hotel
proprietors and liquor dealers as a se
cuiity against embezzlement by bar
tenders. 13y the powerful motive of
self-interest this peculiar form of liq
uor law would be more efficiently ad
ministered than any other which has
heretofore been tried. Moreover, this
mode of collecting license fees would
be more just and equitable than any
omer. .cacu ueaier would pay in pro
portion to his sales, whereas, under the
ordinary laws on this subject, two deal
ers may pay the same license fee, and
one of the two sell ten or twenty times
as much liquor as the oUier. It is fair
that each be taxed in proportion to the
amount 01 his sales. As a source of
revenue from the liquor traffic this
seems incomparably trie best measure
which has ever been proposed.
xnere remains 10 oe considered a
more important point than that of rev
enue mat or ine morals or the com
munity. In States (if there be such)
where the Maine law can be enforced
in all its rigor, the temperance men
may reasonably object to the Moffet
register as well as to every form of
permissive sales. But the Maine law
can never be enforced except in agri
cultural States or States in which the
cities are few and small. Xew York
is not such a state. More than half
our population are dwellers in cities.
Prohibition is impossible in large ur
ban communities, and the only practi
cal choice is between an unrestrained
and demoralizing carnival of rum, and
a law for regulating a traffic which
cannot be suppressed.
For TEN YEARS TCTT8 PILLS
have bon (he recognized standard
Family Itledicine in all the Atlantic
State From Blaine to Jflexlco,
scarcely a family can be found that
doea not use them. It is now pro
posed to make their virtues k nown
in the WEST, with the certainty
that as soon as tested they will be
come as popular there as they are
at the .forth and South.
T Lofe a a Honest For."
The other day, our little boy wtnt
over to Jacob Abraham's clothing store
to get a two-dollar bill changed. Ey
some mistake, Abraham made a mis
take in the change paid him twenty
five cents too much.
We s.-nt little Frank back to return
the extra quarter, which, by the way,
looked a little ragged. Entering the
store and holding out the ragged money,
the boy said:
"l'ou changed a two dollar bill for
me, here s a quarter "
"Shanged modinkl I shanged no
pills mit!J xclaimed Jacob, thinking
Er..nk wa: ted him to take a ragged
" Yes, you did, and here's a quarter"
"Mein Gott, vas a lia: s! never in my
life did I see sich a poys. I dells you
you never shanged me nwt any pills."
"vny, 1 was here not half an hour
ago, and you gave me a quarter"
"Gif you some quarters, gif you some
quarters I Got in hamil, yourg feller,
do you dink I pin gone crazy mit my
prains? I don't gif you some quarters.
Xow, make yourself seldom, ride away,
pefore I but shoulders on your head,"
and lie commenced to move out from
behind the counter.
"O, yon didn't give me the quarterl
All right; all right, squire. I'm just a
quarter ahead," and he started to go
"Xow," said tho German, putting
himself in an attitude of admiration,
"dot is vat I likes to see netter as no
things el?e. I lofe an honest poy. and
I shoost been trying you, sonny. Yaw,
it was me what makes shange mit ter
pill, and I knows it all der same, but I
vas drying you. Du bees a cheney poy,
and I gifs you a nice pig apples for
your honesty," and pocketing the quar
ter, he led the boy back to the rear end
of the store, and selecting an Hpple
about the size of a marble, he presented
it to the boy, and ratlins him on the
head, said: "Xow, run along home,
sonny, and tell yourvolks vota nice
p-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-1 old shentleman it vas
who gif you dot nce apples." Eli Perkins.
Many years have now elapsed since
toS'Ui in the Watpr nff St. Tlplpna.?
one of them, pecu'iarly helpless, was
.lUuCmbinS- He was saved to live
as Arthur Weliealej, Duke of Wellington.
DO TKEY CURE EVERYTHING?
NO. They a-o intended for dis
eases that resultfrorn malari
al Poison and a Deranqod
DU. TI7TT ha r!evotpt twentr-nre
fnr to Ibc fctndy of t ! 1 .i vr r.n Iho
retult tan. !oiuonhtrntoH thr.t it cxrri
f rratrr influence evtr tltc yi-:a tlitm
hbt other nrenu of" tiia txi.ty Hi:.-i- -tinn
sad AHHiiiiilHlion of lit? l.xiu ti -.ri.it-??,
depend the vitality ct' I:o;'r, a i;r
rird on tliroiiKli it ; lint r uul'-.r r.ciimt of
the bowels drjemH on it, iukI w lu-;i tltoo
fanrtiona am dertiujw.t, !: !tnii. tao
lirnln, the Kidneys, the &.kir, in lt-ct lut)
entire organism is aficetcd.
DISORDERED LIVER. .
Dull Fain in tho Sido and Shoulder, loss of
Appetite; Coated Tongue; Costive Dowels;
Sick-headache ; DroTvainesa ; Weight in
tho Stomach after eating, v.-ith Acidity and
Belching up of "Wind ; Low Spirits :Xjos i
of Energy ; Unsociability ; fir cl forehoainpa
IF THESE WARNINGS ARE NEGLECTED,
DYSPEPSIA; Bit!OUS FEVEP, CH!tL3. JAUN
DICE, COLIC, NERVOUSNESS, PALPITATION
OFTHE HEART, NEURALGIA, KIDNEY DiSEASE,
CHRONIC DIARRHUA, AND A GENERAL
BREAKING DOWN OF THE SYSTEM.
HEED T1IIJ WARNING!
T ARNES FOOT rOtt'KR
1 rviiilerent tniwliiin'H with
wi:i;ii Builders, CaUluet
Makers, Wagon Makers
and Jobbers In miscellaneous
work can compete a to QnAL-
TY AND PRICK Wltn Steam
por manufacturing : also
Amateur's supplies. saw
blades, fancy woods and de
sIkhb. Say where you read
this and seuu for catalogue and prices. W. F
Johx Barxits, Rockiord. Winnebago Co.
A. G. HATT,
JUST OFKNED AGAIN,
New, Clean, First Class Meat S7iop,
on Main Street in Fred Kroeliler's old stand
Everybody on hand for fresh, tender meat.
Has received an IMMENSE STOCK of
Corn Planters. Cultivators.
The first Io; produces an ef
fect which often astonishes tho
siifierer. giving a cheerfulness
of mind nutl boiiyaney of body,
to which he was bciore astran
er. They create aa Appetite,
Good Digestion, mid
SOLID FLESH AND HARD MUSCLE.
ALOUISANA PLANTER SAYS:
" My plantntion is in a malarial district. For
peviral years I could not make half a crop on
account of eickneisK. I employ one hundred and
fifty hands, often half of them wero sick. I was
nearly discouraeed when I bogau the nse cf
TlrX'S 111.1.3. 1 used them as a pre
caution as well as a cure. Tho result was
marvellous ; my laborers became hearty, robns r,
and happy, and I have had no further tro'ib!'.
With these 1'iJIs I would not fear to live in tho
E. RIVAL, BAYoftiRi, La,
"BEST PILL IN EXISTENCE."
" I have used your 1'u.isfor Dyspepcin, Weak
Stomach and Nervousness, and ku say I never
had any thin? to do mo to much good in the
way of medicine. They are as good as yon rep
resent them. I recommend them as the Rest
Pill in existence, and do all I cau to acquaint
Others with their good merits.
J. W. TliiBETTS, Dacota, Minx.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS, 25 CENTS. "
Office, 35 Murray St., New York.
GREEK & BLOVEET,
REPAIRING ROOFING AND
First Class Stock.
ami Plows of
every description; th
the best and cheapest
market by all odds.
wagon in the
Buggies, and Three-Seated Wagons
ana the world renowned Courtland
Platform Spring Wagon.
Wood's Self Binder,
and all kinds of
In every variety, and at
Zcd Rock Prices.
SOLOMON & NATHAN
would respectfully announce to their many patrons that they have received a
magnificent selection of Spring and Summer goods, which they intend to sell
at prices which defy competition. Our facilities for purchasing in the mar
kets of the East aro such that we are able to offer better inducements to the
trade than any other firm in the city, regardless of assertions to the contrary.
Accordingly we give you our price list, which after examination will con
vince you of our low prices and the amount of money you will be capable of
saving by purchasing from us.
General Dry Goods.
Beautiful sprintr prints "Standard Brand," if yd, for $1
other " 20 T' " "
Good quality sheetinjr, 6l4c pr yard.
Yard wide bleached muslin 2Hc per yard.
" brown " 5c " " up.
Cheviot shirtings. 7. 9 and 12c " "
Denims 8Hc up, ducking 8Wc up
Bed ticking 8HC up. worsted delaines 15c per yard.
Splendid assortment dress goods at 9 and 10c per yard up.
Ginghams 8c per yard up.
Good qnality bfack alpaca 20c per yard up.
Table linen 2-c up. Napkins 75c per yard up.
Crash ToweliiiR 5c per yard up.
Handnoine pattern in summer shawls 75o np.
Cotton Batting Good 7 lbs for SI up.
A full line of Ladies. Gents, and Cliildrens Hose from 5c per pair up.
Carpet Chain " Standard Brand " iu 5 lb packages $1 25.
A MAGNIFICENT ASSORTMENT.
nemp 20c per yard. IngTaln 37V4cpr yard.
Two-ply all wool 75c ier yard. Three-ply $1 25 per yard.
Brussels $1 00 per yard.
Door mats, rugs very low.
One yard wide floor oil lnth, 27lic up.
One and a half yards wide floor oil cluth, GOc up.
A CHOICE SELECTION OF CASSIMERE FOR MEN AND BOYS
SUITS. WE OFFER SPLENDID BARGAINS IN THIS DEP'T.
All wool cassimeres 75c up. Tweeds 25c up. Cottonades 12',4c up.
Millinery and Fancy Goods.
Vie have received direct from "Paris'' th mmt snnori ,ui0aiu r d n... ...
limited Mil this city which we offer from $10 to ess each ; also, a full line of Lad", mid ChiN
drens Trimmed Hats from 75c up. Shapes 5nc up. Nice flowers 10c un. Ornamer ta iTnn
1lai" HI3d Gros Grain Bibbons retailed at wholesale prices. Sash ribbons, lovely patterns
Kid Gloves 25c per pair jip. Lisle Thread Gloves i.v up, all colors
1 rimming Silks. Satins. alouir. Turquois, at remarkably low figures
Handsome Black Spanish Lace Scarfs from 50c to $5 each.
Black Lace Scarf goods bv the yard 15c up.
Ladies handkerchiefs 5c iip. Ladies silk handkerchiefs 25c ud
An extensive variety of Neck Ties and Tissues from loe up
Net crepe niching loe per yard up. Veilini? 3oe per yard.
Silk parasols 75c m. Cotton parasol. .-c up.
Laces, edgings and embroideries from oc per vard up.
Kan from 5c to Si. so each.
mo&'K&ffi We Tso carry card board iu an cors.
White Goods in Great Profusion.
J. V. WECKBACH, Prop.
We are in almost daily receipt of
DRY AND FANCY GOODS,
which we offer our friends and the public at
WlioIeale mul JQScitaBl,
at prices to suit the times.
Cashmeres, Alpacas, Delaines, &c.
Calicos, from 12 to 16 Yards for $1.00.
Muslins, from 6 cts. a yard upward.
Piques nansook plain and striped Jaconet, Bishop and Victoria
price from loe per yard up.
itiutons oi every description. An unusual display of Cotton
Fringes. Trimmings of every description.
Corsets iroin i 35c up. A unique selection of tuck combs from 15c to SI 25 each
Cuffs and collars 25c up. Full line of Ladies Suits, indies muslin underwearfro.n 25c up.
Lawn Swiss, raneine In
Silk, Bugle, Ball and Two Fly
The finest stock of White Bedspread ever brought to the City.
Gents Clothing and Furnishing Goods
A complete line. Suits from $4.50 up.
Cuffs, collars and neck ties at prices within the Teach of all
Gents underwear from 25c up. Colored overshirts. 50e up
lute shirts, 75c up. Calico shirts, 50c up. Tercale shirt's, 75c up.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
A n extensive line, noted for their durabilitv and cheapness.
Mens boots from S2.00 per pair up. Bovs boats from ai 25 per n iir un
Mens shoes, $1.25 up. Ladies shots yoc up. Children shoes, 25c up. "
Hats and Caps.
Latest styles, good hats, from .75c up. Caps from 25c up.
Cassimeres, Tweeds, Jeans,
and Cottonades in
We alsocarrv a fn'l line rf )rnim trniM.. .i.i.l.. -n
cutlery, writing materials, market basket-, work baskets! elc.
spoons, knives, forks, pocket
TlXJTKIS Jlr3D VALISES
AC TORY PRICES.
Call and be convinced
SOLOMON & NATHAN.
tf and S!aoe
Mat mui Daps,
aiMl IFtgriaisiiing I4id.
CBoceAic aisd !Prov5saas
OK ALL KINDS.
Country Produce taken in exchange for Goods.
Thankful for past favors in the years gone y, I respectfully ask a conthiiianrc of the sam
Gt'AKAXTKEixu satisfaction IX ALL casfs, and hopiiiR my eilorts to pleae in:iy be rro u
ed with cucces, I remain as ever, J. V. V KCKB.VC'II.
REMEMBER THE PLACE, ONE DOOR WEST OF P. O.,
PL A TTSM O UTir, NEBRA KK A
has come home,
A 111 . .
na ne lias brought the finest line of
Dress Goods, Staple Goods, Fancy
Goods and iotionsyou ever saw.
ay notlBins? of grocer-
ie hj tlae acre9loo& and
Iioe fill yoia ean9& ref
hats suad eap till
Spring and Summer Goods eyer and ever so cheap.
Now is your etianco hound to sell and undersell anybody.
up. I want to tjo East cyniti next month.
b It t Bllpft
g if rt g iiitesf
if taw . hkx 7
eg- S ' It 1 V 1
4 j t i
SPRING AND SUMMER
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WHITE GOODS. TOWELS. TABLE LINEN,
DOMESTICS, CORSETS, NOTIONS,
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A Full Assortment of
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