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PLATTSMOUTH WEEKLY HERALD, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11,
Publishers & Proprietors.
A. IS. KNUI TS, liukiuesH Manager.
T1IU I'l-ATTSMOUTIl llK:tALI
Is iiubUslip.l cvitv Tliurs.liiv morning. Ofllee,
lornerof Vine und FilLli Mrrt-ts.
WEKKL, by mall.
Qno oopy ohh year
One copy one ' ar (in ad vanee)
Un copy nix mom ns
JteKlatred at tue font Office, VlaUirnouth, an
second ola.sH matter.
REPUBLICAN STATE CO NVENT'N.
Call for the Meeting at Lincoln In
The Iti lnibl'u an eh-ctors of the state of Ne
braska are rci'H'Mtel t tul delegates f mm
tlio Hevt-ral counties, to meet In convention at
the opera house, In the city or Lincoln, Wed
nesday, October 5, 1M7, at K o'clock p. in., for
the purpoHe of placing in nomination candi
dates for one associate justice of the supreme
court, and Tor two members of the board of
regents of the state university, and to transact
finch other business as may bo presented to the
THK A PPOKTIOMKNT.
The feveral counties are entitled to repre
sentation as follows, bolnn biised upon tin
vote cant for Hon. John JH. Thayer, Koverner,
in 1HK, giving one delegate to eacli new
county, one tf elegate-at-large to each county,
and one for each 150 votes and the major frac
tion thereof :
COUNTIES. VOTEH. COUNTIES VOTES
Adams 13 Jefferson !
Antelope 8 Johnson
ArU.nr 1 Kearney '
, ivej a i uu.i i
, !l Knox
.... 15 Madison
; M M'Iiitcoii
11 Nemaha 1"
ii Nuckolls 7
, Otoe i-i
a Phelps 7
1ii l'..llr Ii
Douglas aJ KichanlKon 12
Dawson f vrmuw
Filmore 10 Saline iJ
Kuril 7 Saiy
Franklin Wa in iers H
Frontier 5 Seward 12
Gage 20 Sheridan
Oosper 3 Sherman 4
Orant 1 Stanton 3
Oreley 3 Thayer
iarfield - Thomas 1
Hall 11 Valley 5
Hamilton ! Washington
Harlan 7 Wayne ft
Hayes 3 Webster 0
Holt 11 ork-... ...... 11
Howard Unorganized ler y 1
It is recommended that no proxies be admit
ted to the convention except such as are held
by persons residing in the counties from which
proxies are gi?en.
Walter M. Sef.lv, Secretary,
Geobok W. I5urtn, Chainnau.
Meeting of the Cass Co Republican
The Cass Co. republican central com
mittee is hereby called to meet at Weep
ing "Water, Aug. 2?th 1887, at 1 o'clock
p. in. The members are as follows:
Plattsmouth, 1st wartl L. C. Stiles.
" 2nd " L. E. Skinner.
" :,d " H. 0. Hicliie.
" 4 th " L. A. Dorrington.
" precinct, P. Ii. Shopp.
Rock Bluffs, S. I-. Furlong.
Liberty, G. N. LaKue.
Aveca, L. I lutein ns.
Mt. Pleasant, H. G. Hawlcy.
Eight Mile Grove, John Adams.
Louisville, Geo. "W. Mayrield.
Center, I. N. Woodford.
Weeping Water, P. S. Barns.
Stove Creek, Wm. Dallas.
Elmwood. J. L. Barton.
South Bend, W. II Smith.
Salt Creek, Geo. L. Findley.
Greenwood, J. C. Stevenson.
Tipton, A. S. Coolcy.
The members are all requested to be
present. M. M. Bctlku.
The Weekly Herald till Jan. 1, for
A Plumber has failed out in Lincoln.
Nebraska is always developing novelties.
Senator Allison's name is mentioned
more and more frequently in connection
with the republican presidential nomina
tion. We publish under head of "An Order
for Retreat" the address issued by Abe
Lincoln Post, G. A. R., of Council Bluffs.
Let every subscriber of the Herald read
it. It is worthy of more than passing
Tell your neighbors, the Weekly Her
ald tillJan. 1, only SO cents in ad
vance. Democratic clubs are now organizing
under name of the "National Veteran As
sociation." The first formed of which,
consisting of perhaps a dozen or so mem
bers, sent the letter to Cleveland which
denounced the G. A. R. members and
leaders who expressed their thoughts
about Cleveland and the flags.
Tue Auburn Post has ce ased to issue a
daily.lt started out hopefully but found it
could not live on many good wishes ind
but a few-dimes, so it gave up. Nr. Pel
lows says it is not dead but only sleeping.
We hope that after a little the Auburn
people will so miss it that they will fur
nush a stimulent of cash that will arouse
it to a new life, more strong and vigorous
th an it hx? ever dared hope for.
The Fremont Tribune under the head
"We do Boom," gives the week's births.
They showed seven last week.
Texas is utill safe for the democracy.
Prohibition was defeutcd there by over
seventy-five thousand majority.
We have not yet received assurance f
Kullicieiit support to begin the issue of a
Daily Herald, but we expect to have
enough within a week or two. Let every
one who wants a Daily Herald had
enough to support it send in your names,
if you have not already done so.
Henry Geokoe says his anti-poyei ty par
ty is in the field to stay and that they will
nominate a full state ticked in New York
this fall, and next year they will put a
presidential ticket in the field. If they
do it will take New York out of the list
of doubtful states and make it solidly
republican. It is an "ill wind that blows
no one good."
We see from the Lincoln Journal that
Henry Watterson, in discussing the re
spective rights of male and female in re
gard to choice of attire, insists on the
right of his sex to wear Mother Hubbards
if they choose. What of that ? A still
more noted southerner not only insisted
on the right but actually wore a Mother
Hubard away down in Geoigia some t wen"
ty odd years ago. Watterson feels bound
to 'justify any act of Jeff Davis, if the war
fiend us in your subsridiotis for the
Weekly Herald. TillJan. 1. '8'J for
!?1.7. if paid in adoauce. We want
three times the number of subscribers of
any other paper in Cass County.
The Platte River Bridge.
The Weeping Water Eagye objects to
the county's helping bridge the Platte at
Oreopolis. It lets out a regular war
screech and promises the commissioners
to use its dreadful talons to claw all the
hair out of their heads, or, rather, their
votes out of the ballot boxes, if they
should dare do such a tiling as to assist
in building a bridge over the Platte.
What in creation do they want to build
a bridge over the Platte for anyhow, it
senis to ask, when the Weeping Water is
long enough to afford bridge building
room for the next fifty years? Why,
right there in the town of Weeping Wa
ter they could, on a pinch, make room
for another bridge or two. True, they
would not be of any use to anybody for
they are not needed, but then Weeping
Water would demonstrate the county
need not hunt around for a place to put
The Eagle assumes that a bridge over
the Platte at Oreopolis would be a purely
local one, benefiting only Plattsmouth,
and that the county should not assist in
building it. This is an entirely wrong
assumption. A bridge across the Platte
would be anything but a local affair. It
would be one that would be of direct
benefit to a large part, if not the whole
of Cass county. Such a bridge is much
needed, and should be built without de
lay, and when the Eagle allows a feeling
ot local jealousy to drown its sense of
right and justice so far as to threaten the
commissioners with a "retired seat" if
they should appropriate any funds to as
sist in building tliG bridge it stoops to a
level far below its usual plane of jour
nalism. But if the bridge were, as the Eagle
seems to assume, one that would only
benefit Plattsmouth, even then the county
should help build it. Plattsmouth has
never made a kick against helping build
bridges anywhere where they were need
ed and would be of benefit to the com
munity, witness the county bridge in
Weeping Water, and now when the time
has apparently come to build a much
needed bridge in this vicinity we confess
we are surprised that even one of the
county papers should manifest anything
but good will toward so important and
proper a measure, and we cannot believe
that any considerable portion of the peo
ple of the county entertain a like senti
ment. The bridge is needed and this
section of the county which pays such a
large proportion of the bridge fund taxes
is entitled to have a part of the money
spent in this vicinity if it is needed, It
is just, proper and right.
Old subscribers who will pay up all
back dues will be yicen the same terms
we offer for new subscriptions. Till
Jan. 1, '89 or $1.73 if paid in advance.
Curti3 on Cleveland
George William Curtis, in his addresto
the self-styled "National Civil Seryic Re
form league," of which he id president,
yesterday explained in a very few words,
not only the animus but the political pre
dilections and intensions of these self
constituted censors of the nation's rulers.
Anxious to fix some pretext, yet unwill
ing to make a wholesale false statement,
Mr. Curtis attacked President Cleveland
in a very round-about manner, and said:
"It is now possible to judge correctly
the course of President Cleveland's ad
ministration in regard to civil service re
form, and I regret to eay that in the two
years and five months of the administra
tion existence while the reform law has
been resoectrd within its limited rniii
and while there are unquestionable and
encouraging signs of progress, yet ac
cording to information undoubtedly au
thentic, there has been a very significant
change in the civil service. Substantially,
the whole force of government employes
has been changed, barely enough exper
ienced men being retained to allow the
regular transaction of the public business."
Nr. Curtis very authentic information
presupposes that all the competence and
ability for federal office is not only vested
in the souls and bodies of republicans,
but in those of the individual republicans
who in the last quarter of a century have
been placed in power by republican rule,
and boils down the object of the league
to the compulsory retention of those in
dividuals in ollice. Mr. Curtis and his
adherents ma' as well make up their
minds once for all that democracy has a
wider scope and field than to be chained
down by any league or organization. It
is t lie party of the people and for the
people and it claims to have w ithin its
own ranks sufficient power and talent to
to carry out the will of the people when
it is intrusted to its care, and Mr. Cleve
land, as a democrat, can not do other
wise than recognize that fact, and in ad
ministering its affairs and offices he would
be worse than negligent to place them in
the hands of the party's known enemies.
To no one man do Mr. Cleveland and
the democratic party owe more than to
George William Curtis. At the head of
one of the foremost journals of the land,
one that wielded a wide and powerful
infleunce among republicans throughout
the entire country, but more especially in
New York, he deserted his party and
with a large following went over into
Mr. Cleveland's camp , proclaiming to the
world that he did so because he believed
in civil service reform and that in Mr.
Cleveland he had found the true and
great exponent of his ideas. Mr. Curtis'
influence was great enough to carry the
state of New York for Cleveland and
make him president, for, in spite of Bur
chard, Cleveland would never have car
ried New York but for the support of
Curtis and his following. This being
true Curtis' right to judge and criticise
of the faithfulness and sincerity with
which Mr. Cleveland andjhis party have re
deemed their civil service reform pledges
cannot be denied by them.
It must indeed be mortifying and with
many "regrets" that Mr. Curtis feels him
self compelled to admit that the man for
whom he deserted the party and friends
who had so long honored him has failed
to prove himself worthy, has proved re
creant to the cause of which he was her
alded champion. It must be with much
gall and bitterness Mr. Curtis makes this
admission publicly. Admits, in effect,
that his own judgment was at fault, but
when added to it he sees how ruthlessly
he is hustled to one side and arrogantly
informed that he "and his adherents had
as well made up their minds once for all
that the democracy has a wider scope and
field than to be chained down by any
league or organization. and
it claims to have within its own ranks
sufficient power and talent to carry out
the will of the people intrusted to its
care." It is then and only then ho can
see how contemptibly he is held in the
eyes of those he served, and how foolish
a cat's paw he has been to rake their ches
nuts from the fire.
Democratic Estimate of the C. A. R.
So the sword of politics has severed
the Gordian knot which bound the
veterans of 1800-5 in links of fond re
membrance, and the Grand Army of the
Republic is to be known as the Grand
Army of Republicans. After all it is but
a fit sequence, or rather the direct result
of a cause, mete to follow upon the heels
of an institution so sectarian and so cal
eulated to keep enkindled the amnios!
ties of prejudices and the .ncniory of
things best forgotten or only remember
ed with affectionate regret. An orgam
zation whose tenets will place a gulf
between brother and brother is not cal
eulated to advance the best interests of
society at any time. Yet this was one
of the missions of the Grand Army of
Republic. The brother who fought on
the one side cannot enter its portals, but
the brother who fought upon the other
side must enter to retain caste was its
The foregoing from the Omaha Herald
of Aug. 5, furnishes the old soldier of
union memories with a democratic esti
mate of the Grand Army of the Republic
That the Grand 'Army of the Republic
has been an eye sore to the average demo
cratic politiciau, ever since its organiza
tion, is a fact well understood by the
average old soldier ; but, it remains for
the democratic party, after the failure of
Grover Cleveland and his henchmen to
secure its endorsement at St. Louis, to
uncover itself and pour fourth its yenom
ed wrath which it has kept bottled up,
through fear alone, for years, upon that
organization. If the Grand Army had
quietly acquiesced in the return of the
the rebel flags and turned their annual
encampment into a hurrah for Groyer
Cleveland, its non-partisanism would
haye beep fully established and Jeffeison
Davis, the sainted Lamar, Grover Cleye
land and every dough-faced place hunter
in the north would have certified to its
cbaracferj but its refusal to return the
battle flags, or permit the great Grover
to do so, and its further ivfus.il to be
worked for (trover's i ndoix mint and
nomination, was the straw t!i it broke the
quadruped's back: consequently "the
sword of polities'' has been called into
requisition to emasculate and divide this
organization which refuses democratic
endorsement. We venture to suggest
to the Omaha Herald that its
obituary is a little too premature; we
would remind that journal that, it is one
thing to overlook the animosities of the
war and quite another to efface and wipe
out its grand results. The time will not
come during this nineteenth century
when the lessons taught by the late war
and the damnable record of the demo
cratic party will bu forgotten. Grover
Cleveland and his party may send the
followres of "The Lost Caue" to repre
sent this glorious republic in the courts
of every foreign nation; they may fill va
cancies on the supreme bench as they
undoubtedly will no with men of the
stamp and character of Lamar, whose ed
ucation and lifo dreafii has been in the
school of Calhoun state's rights. Yet
that party will never be able to make the
loyal masses of the north forget its trea
sonable record during the supreme crisis
of this country's existence. To keep alive
the memories of the late war, to instill its
grand lessons into the hearts and mem
ories of future generations, is to ever re
mind the citizens that the past policy of
the democratic party was essentially a
disloyal one. That its record during the
war was besmirched with treason; that it
opposed, during the years ot sacrifice,
in blood and treasure, for the old flag and
the union, every enlistment of the union
soldiers, every tlraft, every measure pro
posed by Mr. Lincoln and the host of
stalwart statesmen who stood like a wall
of fire between the copperhead in the rear
and the open enemy in the front, and
furnished the union armies food ami
clothing, every wise reconstruction
measure, every constitutional amendment
and every honest step towards keeping the
nation's faith and credit and upholding
our honor at home and abroad. Is it any
wonder then that the intense democrat of
today fails to see any thing good in the
G. A. Hi And so the Omaha Herald,
and the henchmen of the present admin
istration, fail to see any good in an or
ganization which excludes the ex-rebel
of the south and the copperhead of the
1101 tli, 2 md which must be slightly sec
tarian, und the only way we can see out
of the dilema is for journals of that kid
ney to found a non-sectarian organiza
with partisans, Rosecranz and Block on
the one side and those who followed the
lost cause on the other, which can meet,
fraternize and forget the "wah" amid
the spoils. We think, perhaps, that
kind of an old soldiers' organization
would be well understood by the Herald,
provided, always, gentlemen, you have
not already sufficiently organized on that
Oh, yes! from a democratic standpoint
we have always understood the G. A. R.
to be an organization "calculated to keep
enkindled the aniiiiosities of prejudice
and t7io memory of tilings best forgot
It is estimated that '7."),000 veterans
will attend the Grand Army encampment
at St. Louis. What a number of suttlers
and camp followers there were, according
to our democratic friends. Omaha Hip.
Ji'i' as soon as the result of the Ken
tucky election is definitely ascertained it
will be strictly appropriate to introduce
some remarks with the military phrase,
"Now that the smoke of battle has clear
ed away." Sioux City Jot'inal.
Plattsmol'tii has decided upon a cm
mendable step toward metropolitanism.
Tuesday ? 10.000 bonds for paving and
.?o0,000 bonds for sewerage were voted,
It will be a good investment for our en
terprising sister down the Platte. Fre
Senator BlacuoUkn, ot Kentucky, is
still unreconstructed. In a late speech at
Lancaster he incidentally remarked: "If
God Almighty can forgive the Republi
can party for its work from 'Gl to '0-1 it
will be a severe strain on His plan of oii
yersal salvation." During '.he eumti per
iod the rebel., of course, were serving
God Cass Comity E :gle.
The New York Wurl'l lias be; n read
ing Cleveland's speeches and letters of
defiance to the people, and is reair.ded
of the following parallel: 44 When the an
imals were coming out of the ark the
gangway was crowded and there was a
sudden stoppage. The red ant turned to
the elephant, who was immediately be
hind, and wrathfully said, "gay! who
are you shoyin'?" Omaha Iiejnibli.au.
Messrs. A. B. and T. II. Knotts, of
the Plattsmouth Herald, were visitors to
Indianola last week. A'-'by has friends
here whom he still delights to see. We
understand the Knotts Eros. are
well pleased with their iresent loca
tion and are doing a good business. "We
wish them abundant success in the news
paper business, they are practical news
paper men ana arc making a most excel
lent journal out of the Herald. Indian
ola, la., Herald.
The papers arc talking about Guiteau's
cms,: being the c::use of Charley Reed's
downfall. That's all a mi.-takc. It was
a worse cu:e than Guiteau's the curse
of whisky. S'i'W.f City Journal.
For Sale Ten acres of land for sale
one mile norlh-wot of town, this land
lies close to the new park and is valuable
for cit' lots. Apply to John Karyaneck.
Only about a half dozen men "lead
ing citizens"--are reported as killed iil
the late Kentucky election, but there ure
a number of counties remote from tele
graphic communication to hear from yet.
tSioux City Journal.
Tin: Chicago I nl r Ocean refers to
Senator Allison's "ciuim-nce, honorable
public record and high national repute,"
and declares that there is no reason why
Iowa republican5;, presenting him as a
candidate for president, "should come.
into the national convention in 18S and
take a back seat, sitting hats in hand un
der the galleries. " On the precise con.
trary the later Ocean expresses this em
phatic opinion: "There is no reason why
they should not march well up towards
the front, bearing a banner on which the
name of their candidate is legibly inscrib
ed, to be presented as their first choice,
and not as a possible residuary legatee of
any other candidate's boom."
British financiers just now are more
alarmed at the prospects in the United
States than any persons in this country
except the few croakers who have been
howling for an extrascssion of congress
to cut down th;: tariff. Of course if any
extended locking up of money by the
treasury .should take plac: here, a big
demand on Kurope would be created, and
gold would drift to the United States,
thus weakening the great monetary in
stitutions abroad, especially the bank of
England. But there are only a few sensi
ble persons in this country who imagine
that any harmful storing away of cur
rency will take place. ?,Iost people see
no peril in this contraction bugbear, be
cause they are aware that the government
possesses both the. common sense and the
power to prevent any injurious contrac
tion from taking place. Globe Demo
crat. N EE R ASK A NEWS.
Beatrice is clamoring for a free de
livery. The Northwestern road is now running
Lancaster county is to have a 1 1)0.000
The camp meeting at Central City was
A tape worm doctor has been doing a
big busidess in Hastings.
Generous rains have been falling
throughout the state generally.
The Long Pine Chatauqua has ceased.
It is said to have been a great success.
Fremont is to have a new pork pack
ing firm, and the Fremont papers see a
great future for their city.
Hastings is still in a state of ferment
over the unadjusted difficulties between
the rival street railway lines.
Hon. C. II. VanWyck is booked for an
address iii Ilartington September 1-1, the
second day of Cedar County Fair.
The veterans held a camp fire at Liberty
last Wednesday. It was largely attend
ed. Addresses were mad-: Gov. Thavor
The beaid of managers of the state
fair are hard at work perfecting their ar
rangements for the greatest fair ever held
in the state.
There was a violent storm at St. Up
wards Thursday. Much damage was
done by the wind and hail. A number
of persons were injured and many fields
of grain total ly ruined.
A man named Mauer attempted to
whip Bluehdron, editor of the Nebraska
City Staats Zeitung, because of some re
marks in that- paper concerning the
Leidcrkranz society. The man will re
cover. The editor is not hurt.
The total assessed vaitmtion of the
State of N'-br:.;-La has i ecu compiled by
tho auditor, and reaches the sum of
$1GO,.jO(5,2G!5.2.3. These figures indicate
an actual value of about seven hundred
Tliis nowiler r.ever varie. A mni xv .. ,ur
ity. itra.!i hii1 whleoif:i ,r t-co-
Tii.?t.i.. .t tli-iti rhi. ni.liir .i 1 i . .
fi'lUIn c-iiij.e'iti(ri vrm tli liiuhiHid .f k.w
test, short weibt alum or ph-spli.-iti T..,l-r
Sold t .ly in o.-i s. Hoval Baku.; lvwi;fcis
O .,!(; Wall su. ji'ew Yri.
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-FOR SAIJ: ON
conveniently and jlc:is:mtly situ
sited, may Ik; liatl on
or on ONE, I TWO, or THREE
YEARS' TIME. Persons want
ing; u lot ninl desiring to build
thereon, ure requested to c:ill and
see ns und we will tell them notne
thin to their advantage. "We
have for sale a very hire variety
of real property, both improved
and unimproved, and we can hard
ly fail to satisfy you il you wish
to purchase. If you have pro
perty of any kind which you wish
to exchange, list it on our hooks.
Remember that wc have the best
bargains in the city in the way of
Lots in Palmer's Addition
Lots in Tovnsend's Addi
tion to Plattsmouth.
Lots in Thompson's Addi
tion to Plattsmouth.
Lots in Haves' Addition to
Lots in luke's Addition to
Lots in Sage's Addition (o
Pick out tli'o property ou want
and then c:X mid sc-e us for terms.
FIVE ACRE TRACTS OX
LINCOLN AVENUE. TEX
A X D T AV E X T Y A C 1 1 K
TPACTS XEAR THE CITY.
Some of the most convenient resi
dences and the mo.-t valuable
business property in the city for
sale. If .you whh to purchase let
us know what von want.
R. B. WINDHAM
Joln il. Bevies,
0av Vjlh of Gqss Go.
N. P.--Improved and unim
proved tUrnio lor sale.
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