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HATTMOOTH WEEKLY HEKALD, TflCTIlSDAT, AUGUST 25, 1887.
Publishers & Proprietors.
T. IT. KN"OTTS. HJclitox-.
A. 15. KNOTTS, 15uiuci Manager.
TUB rLATTSMOUTH HERALD
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corner ot Vine and Fifth streets.
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second elaait matter.
REPUBLICAN STATE CON VENT N.
Call for the Meeting at Lincoln In
The Kebuillcan electors of the state of Ke
braaka are requested to send delegates from
the tovvral counties, to meet In convention at
the opera house, In the city of Lincoln, Wed
nesday. October 5, 1887, at 8 o'clock p. m., for
(be purpose of placing In nomination candi
date for one associate Justice of the supreme
ourt, and for two members cf the board ot
regents of the ctato university, and to transact
uch other business as may be presented to the
The several counties are entitled to repre
sentation as follows, boing basod upon the
vote cast for Don. John M. Thayer, Koverner,
In I8a, giving one delegate to each new
county, one dologate-at-largo to each county,
and one for each 130 votes and the major frac
tion thereof :
OOUNTIH9. VOTES. COUNTIES VOTES
Adams 13 Jefferson 9
Antelope 8 Johnson 9
Arthur 1 Kearney 9
Blaine 2 Keya 1'aba 4
Jtoono 7 Keith g
Urown 9 Knox 7
Buffalo 11 Lancanter 28
liutler Lincoln 6
Hurt Loau 2
Chase 3 Loui f
Cans 16 Madison 8
Cedar 3 MiPheraon 1
Cheyenne 6 Merrick 6
Cherry.. 8 Nance 4
Clay 11 Nemaha 1 10
Colfax 0 Nuckolls 7
Cuming T Otoe U
Custer 10 Pawnee 8
Xkot Phelps 7
Iawes Pierce 3
lindtfe 10 Polk 6
Uouglaa 32 Richardson 12
P5wo 5 Ked Willow 7
Mtudv 3 Hloux 1
Mlraar 10 Saline 13
WUrudu 7 Sarpy 6
ryaklia 0 Saunters 11
Lj-outler B Seward 12
2o Sheridan 5
Jopw 3 Sliermaii 4
Oram 1 Stanton 3
4reley 3 Thayer 9
Ctrfleld 2 Thomas 1
flail 11 Valley .. .... 5
Hamilton !) Washington 7
Harlan 7 Wayne 5
H 3 Webster 9
Hitchcock 6 Wheeler 2
Holt 11 "Vork 11
Howard 0 Unorganized Ter'y 1
It Is recommended that no proxies be admit
ted to the eonventicn except such as are held
by persons residing in the counties from which
proxies are given.
Walter M. Seely, Secretary,
Georob W. Buktsn, Chairman.
Meeting of the Cass Co Republican
The Cass Co. republican central com
mittee is hereby called to meet at Weep
ing Water, Aug. 27th 1887, at 1 o'clock
p. m. The members are as follows:
Plattsmouth, 1st ward L. C. Stiles.
" 2nd " L. E. Skinner.
M 3d " II. C. Richie.
4th " L. A. Dorrington.
" precinct, F. B. Shopp.
Rock Bluffs, S. L. Furlong.
Liberty, G. N. LaRue.
Avoca, J. L. Hutchins.
Mt. Pleasant, II. G. Ilawley.
Bight Mile Grove, John Adams. .
Louisville, Geo. W. Mayfield.
Center, I. N. Woodford.
Weeping Water, P. S. Barns.
Btove Creek, Wm. Dallas.
Jllrawood. J. L. Barton.
Bouth Bend, W. II Smith.
Bait Creek, Geo. L. Findley.
Greenwood, J. C. Stevenson.
Tipton, A. S. Cooley.
The members are all requested to be
present. M. M. Butler.
The Weekly Herald till Jan. 1, for
The Platte river bridge is a sure thing
the Weeping Water Eagle opposes it.
The country will soon be flooded with
lecturing reformed boodlers. What shall
we do to be saved?
The investigation of the convict lease
system in Georgia brings out testimony
unfit for repetition, and the law will un
doubtedly be abolished.
The proclamation of the Irish national
league by the English government has as
yet had no effect on the regular meetings
of the branches of the association.
The David City voters seem to think
water is mightier than the pen. They
Toted $22,000 for water works and de
feated $8,000 for school buildings.
The moss-covered Eagle that hangs in
the way of public improvement, soared
forth'last week, from its home of solitude
on the qniet, rippling Weeping Water,
uttering shrieks of agony and despair, on
account of the mention of the erection.
in the near future, of the much-needed
and well-deserved struture the Platte
river bridge by the Herald and other
advocates of prosperity. In his distress
he cried "6hame! shame!" at the improve
ment loving people of Cass county, and
made a sickening attempt to injure the
cause by rehearsing in a mournful 6train
Old subscribers who will pay tip all
back dues will le given the same terms
toe offer for new subscriptions. Till
Jan. 1,'89or $1.75 if paid in advance.
Tell your neighbors, the Weekly Her
ald tillJan. 1, only cents in ad
An effort is to be made at the coming
session of congrets to secure a readjust
ment of salaries among the U. 8. treasury
officials so that more regard will be paid
to rank and duty than now exists. Judge
Maynard, who was recently promoted
from second comptroller to fcssistant sec
retary, received a reduction of $500 per
annum by the change, although the latter
position is a higher one in authority and
requires more mental precision. Incon
siBtancics also exist between the salaries
of the deputy auditor and paper weigher
of the secretary's office, and deputy
comptroller and appointment clerk.
He Won't Visit Omaha.
Grover " Dan'l, why do those Omaha
people, so earnestly and irnportunatily,
urge upon us to visit that village this
Dmn'l " Well, Mr. President 1 you
see the Police Board and City Council of
Omaha are having a lot of trouble over
your definition of " a pulice office being
a public trust " and they desire a more
concise and detailed definition of "
Grover " Dan'l, previous engagements
will prevent us from visiting Omaha this
season. Tell them lam very sorry." Exit
They Must Pay.
The acting secretary of the U. 8. treas
ury decided about two months ago, that
thorough bleod horses imported for
breeding purposes were not subject to
duty. Since that time the United States
District Attorney Bushnell and Assistant
Attorney Rogers have decided that Gal
braith Bros., of Jonesville, Wis., who are
extensive importers of fine bred horses,
for the market, are legally bound to pay
duty on all horses imported by them so
long as they import them for speculation
and profit only. And in response to this
conclusion Attorney Rogers filed a com
plaint at the treasurer's office last Thurs
day, demanding $17,0000 as unpaid duty
on 169 horses, imported by the Gal
braiths previous to July 2nd, 1887.
If there is any part of Casa county
which would not be benefited by a bridge
over the Platte at Oreapolis, it is Green
wood and vicinity. The Leader of that
place Epeafas as follows: "While it is
clear to our mind that such a bridge
would be of no practical benefit to the
county outside of Plattsmouth, still, we
are not prepared to say this fact should
dep rive that portion of the county from
the aid asked. If it is right and proper
for the county to erect bridges where they
will benefit one town, to the exclusion of
every other portion of the county, then
by a parity f reasoning it is right to put
a bridge where it is needed to accommo
date some other town, especially if it be
a place that contributes seyeral times as
much toward the bridge fund as docs any
other town in the county. It seems to
The Leader, however, that since such a
bridge would necessarily be half in Cass
and half in Sarpy county, that the latter
county should contribute its share toward
putting it up. Why connot such an
agreement as this be made?"
The Blunders of Jim Blaine.
If there is any one thing that will cause
sudden congestion of the democratic
diaphragm, more than another, it 13 the
mention of the magnetic name of the
man from Maine. The blunders of Jim
Blaine in Europe are just now giving the
democratic press a world of trouble. It
is certainly demonstrated that Jim Blaine
in temporary exile is a much larger man
than Grover Cleveland on the war path,
for a renomination. The shadow cast
athwart the democratic countenance by
Jim Blame's coat tails in Ireland cannot
be effaced by Grover and his comtemplat
ed "swing around the circle," eyen though
the dragon of civil service be securely
bound and cast into the dungeon of dis
use by Messrs. Jliggins & Co. Demo
cratic apprehension of Mr. Blaine's hold
upon the American people is both painful
and amusing, When Mr. Blaine returns
from the continent with his store of per
sonal observation touching the economic,
and wage features of that portion of
the old world, our democratic neigh
bors will have an opportunity to
learn something that is, provided that
party of effete ideas can learn from the
the present condition of the world.
It is evident t the most casual obser
ver that the time has arrived in our city's
existence when it should make a deter
mined effort to open up the advantages
she has for manufacturing interests, to
The increasing prosperity of the town
warrants and demands determined ef
forts in this direction.
What would Plattsmouth be today
without its machine shops, its canning
factories, its briek and terra cotta works
and other manufacturing interests; and
what would it be if as many more manu
facturing interests employing alike num
ber of hands were established in and
around the city? The answer is suggest
ed in a moment
We must have at least one more rail
road and must have it at once. It is a
well known fact that not less than half a
dozen manufacturing interests have re
cently been reviewing Plattsmouth and
its surroundings with an eye to location,
any of which will enploy from fifty to
ono hundred and fifty hands.
It is certainly clear to the thoughtful
mind that our future growth must depend
on railroads and manufactories; its loca
tion demonstrates this fact.
With a competing railroad line pass
ing through and around the western and
south-western portion of Plattsmouth,
with a terminus at Omaha and a connec
tion with the Missouri Pacific in Liberty
precinct, thus opening up to us markets
of Kansas City and St. Louis and in fact
connecting us commercially with the
great southern and south-west country,
the question of locating factories in
Plattsmouth would no longer be a prob
lem. We haTe waited long enough on the
movements of the Missouri Pacific and
Omaha Southern; the great interests of
Plattsmouth demanding that unless these
roads show their hand soon that Platts
mouth's enterprising business men to
gether with the board of trade should
take active steps through appropriate
committees to see that private capital be
induced to construct a line of road at
least from South Omaha to a point on
the Missouri Pacific. As to the profitable
ness of the undertaking it seems there
could hardly be a doubt
Running as the road would through a
rich agricultural portion of the county
even the road bed ought to be made
profitable, connecting s it would with
two great lines of road either of which
would be tjlad to secure the business of
factories located on or near the city and
the shipping of the grain and stock from
along the line of the road.
Plattsmouth precinct as well as Rock
Bluffs and Liberty would be proportion
ately benefitted by this line of road, giv
ing them a competing market, and a
shorter distanco to haul their grain.
The Herald makes the suggestion that
these precincts and Plattsmouth city
should join hands together ahd stimulate
the building of this road. The prospects
of Plattsmouth are brightening every
day. Let us give it this new impetus
and it will be but a short time till we can
boast of 50,000 instead of 000 inhabitants.
Board of trade to the frent
At the suggestion of several gentlemen
we call attention to the act passed by the
last legislature, entitled " An Act to pro
" tect primary elections and conventions
" of political parties, and punish of
" fences committed thereat"
This act may be found at page 454 of
the session laws just published. it is
intended to protect our primary elections
and prevent the wholesale rascality which
generally surrounds that first and most
important step in the holding of our
elections and in the intended expression
of the true public sentiment
The first section punishes as a misde
meanor " any person who shall falsely
yote under the name of another, at any
such election, or who shall commit any
fraud tending to defeat or effect the re
sult of such election."
Sec. 2 provides jthat in cities of the
second-class the polls shall be opened at
12 o'clock, noon, and remain open until
seven o'clock, p. m., (standard time) of
the same day.
We like this section, as it provides for
holding the election in daylight and
gives honest men ample opportunity to
know what is going on.
Sec. 3 gives the right to challenge any
vote and compels the party challenged
to make oath as to his qualifications, and
sec. 4 provides for the punishment by
imprisonment in the penitentiary, of
anyone falsely swearing when making
Sections 5 and 6 provide further pen
alties for the elector and officers, presid
ing at such primary elections, in case they
commit any fraud in voting, receiving
votes, or in canvassing the same.
Sections 7, 8 and 9 relate to the scope
of the act, qualification of the voter and
punishment for offenses committed there
We are not acquainted with the
manner of conducting primary elec
tions in Plattsmouth, but suppose
such elections are conducted about the
same as in other cities of like size. We be
lieve such laws to be proper and that
they ought to be strictly enforced, Much
of the disaffection existing to-day among
what is known as the independent vote
has its direct source from the corrupt
manner in which our primary elections
are conducted. The bummer and fine
worker, who has no reputation at stake
and no punishment to dread, herds in
the loafers and merchantable voters, no
matter what party they belong to, and
for a consideration votes them like cattle.
thus often overriding the will of a ma
jority of the qualified electors. Under
the act in question this business can be
stopped, and the sooner the citizen looks
after it, gives it his personal attention,
and sees that the officers of the law are
properly informed Jof violations of the
law, the sooner will law-abiding citizens
Come to understand thai their rights and
opinions may have proper respect shown
them at the primary. We believe both
political organizations in Plattsmouth
ought to take hold of this matter and
see to it that this law is observed and
that their primary elections are strictly
conducted under the law.
The law is mandatory and positively
requires the polls to -be open from 12
(noon) until 7 p. ra. and it follows that
violations of the law at any such election
are furnishable under the act.
The Republican Press and Mr.
"It seems to me the republican press of
the country has no back bone," said a
stalwart republican, in our hearing the
other day, "why don't it ventilate Grov
er Cleveland and the hypocracy of the
present administration?" Our reply to
this complaint, is first, the present admin
istration does not need much ventilation.
The people of this country fully appreci
ate and understand the stupidity and
downright dishonesty of Mr. Cleveland's
administration. Even the mugwump
press has reached a point where it can no
longer either apologize or explain.
Second, when the next Presidential
campaign formally opens, it will be time
enough to lay bare the hollow pretenses
of Mr. Cleveland's administration.
However, as to the republican press
not having back bone, it must not be for
gotten that the organs of the republican
party are not given to reckless political
libel, like that which animated our dem
ocratic neighbors during past republican
Mr. Cleveland, and his numerous jaunts
from the Capital, are not seized upon for
the purpose of political blackguardism
like those of Gen. Grant were, by a dem
Mrs. Cleveland and her poodle and
chimpanzee are treated in a friendly and
amiable mood by republican journals;
unlike the filth which a democratic
press used to empty upon the hero of
appomattox and his family, over the
bull pups" and pets of the presidential
Mr. Cleveland can go into the Adiron-
dacks' a fishing, down to Buffalo, or
where he pleases, and the republican press
extend to him the gracious hospitalities
and amenities, which should be extended
to any one representing the great United
States; and so, when Mr. Cleveland comes
west to get acquainted with our people
and work up his boom, this near autumn,
he will find the republican newspapers
respecting his office, as well as courteously
mentioning his excellency, something
our democratic brethcru never learned
how to do when republican presidents
took their vacations from the capital.
Mr. Cleveland may rest assured that there
will be no blackguard republicans laying
around railway stations to report how
his excellency enjoys his gravy or how
often he scrubs his teeth; in other words,
respectable decent jonrnalism will chron
icle Mr. Cleveland's saunterings from the
republican source and report his same
old speech wherein he affirms that "pub
lic office is a public trust" and wish him
and hi3 lovely, womanly wife, a pleasant
visit out west Personal abuse of Mr.
Cleveland would, and should, have no
influence as political capital with repub
licans. When the next presidential campaign
is fully entered upon and the democratic
press are blackguarding James G.Blaine or
John Sherman, the political plogerisms
of this sickly administration of Mr. Cleve
land's will be shown up how every step
in the line of republican precedent has
been fairly successful; how every attempt
at a departure there from has been cow
ardly, hesitating and disastrous; how, in
fine, it has been a one-horse administra
tion, unable to rise above the magnitude
of jobbery in one-horse second class post
offices, throughout the country.
There is more good clean material for
a campaign against the party of past and
present false pretenses and for the re-in
statement jjx the republican party in
power than the republican press can well
handle without any personal war fare on
the burly figure who occupies the White
Send us in your subsriptions for t?te
Weekly Herald. Till Jan. 1. '89 for
$1.75 if paid in adcance. We want
three times the number of subscribe) s of
any other paper in Cass County.
Wa. II. Pool will be the republican
nominee for recorder of deeds, and will
be elected. There are no "maybe-so's"
to this proposition. Leader.
The Journal trusts that its prohibition
friends from the counties not weighted
down with large cities will get enthused
enough in the state convention to go home
and enforce the prohibition they have at
their doors at command, and thus show
some practicle outcome of their theories,
and give some assurance that law is good
for anything in the domain of morals.
Whena county can enforce prohibtion such
as it is entitled to enforce under the law
of Nebraska by withholding licenses and
does enforce it, there will be time enough
afterwards to tackle state and national
prohibition. Lincoln Journal.
"Let 'ek go Gallagher," should now
be changed to "Let 'or go Mt Garigle."
President Ci.kvkland has been in
vited to gu to Pike's Peak. Next year
lie will beinvited to goto Halifax. Fre
Senator Vest pants and pulls off his
coat whenever ho climbs a mountain.
He is now enjoying the Alaska climb it.
We regret to learn that the Chicago
Anarchists have disbanded. We have
always thought that they should hang
together. Nebraska City, News.
The Atchison Champion takes this op
portune time to revive and argue the claim
that the rain bolt is moving westward.
To a man up a tree it looks like the rain
belt had got unbuckled and come off.
In Mexico the false prophet who re
cently predicted the destruction of that
countrj' by an earthquake has been sent
to jail. What should be done with the
men who, in this country, predict the re
election of Cleveland? Globe Dem.
Whatever the Iowa legislature may
or may not do next winter with reference
to the liquor question, it may be put right
down that nothing will be done to make
the existence of the dramshop in Iowa
easier or safer. Sioux City Jovrnal.
It will not do to undertake to laugh
down the prohibitionists in Nebraska.
The high license law is not the abiding
law of that state. The coming issue in
that state is the issue of prohibition. Ne
braska can no more escape it than Iowa
could escape it. Sioux City Journal.
"Protection is Republicanism noth
ing more, nothing less," says the Louis
ville Courier-Journal. Correct for ouce.
Democracy is free trade and starvation
wages. Republicanism will take its
chances before the people on this itjsue.
The report that the revenue cutter
Bear has been heard from and is all right
js not confirmed, and the probabilities
are that the vessel is lost. If this proves
to be a fact, somebody should be held
accountable. There is no question that
the fact was known at the Navy Depart
ment Congress should order an investi
gation and fix the responsibility of the
crime, for it is nothing else.
A thief escaped from a Providence,
Rhode Island jail by the aid of a news
paper, which he twisted into a long roll,
stuck a bent pin into one end and reach
ing between the bars, drew a bunch of kevs
off the hook where they hung and opened
the cell door and escaped, lie must have
been a poor man. If he had been rich he
would haye bought a newspaper and a
lawyer or two and escaped in the regula
tion way. Great times these are.
One of the "Omaha party" who has been
touring in the west suggested, in conver
sation with the writer last evening, that
the true solution of the Mormon problem
would be found in the investment of
eastern capital in Utah. The theory is a
plausible one, and the Mormons under
stand it so well that their leaders prohi
bit Mormon owners of land selling to
Gentiles. There is no ciyilizer like enter
prise. Get eastern capital at work in the
heart of Mormondom and it will soon
crowd the twin relic out of existence.
The Gentile population of the territory
is increasing much more rapidly than the
Mormon. The recent election demon
strated this fact. Eastern capital once
interested in developing the mineral
wealth of Utah, the Gentile population
would soon outnumber the Mormon, and
with the change polygamy as a practice
would soon disappear. The law of con
gress has gone a good ways toward break
ing down polygamy, but the evil
will not be wholly extirpated until the
the atmosphere which surrounds and feeds
it is purified by the introduction of new'
elements. Omaha Republican.
This powder never varies. A marvel of pur
ity, etreneth nl wholesomeness. More eco
nomical than the ordinary kinds. Hnd.eannot be
rum hi i;uiii'c iiivu win, biifr uiuiiiiuur it iuw i
te.et. short wetaht alum or phnsphate powders. I
Sold only in c .i..s. KovaL Bakim; row d kit 1
-FOIL SALE ON-
T 'PO T AT
conveniently and pleasantly situ
ated, may be had on
or on ONE, fTWO, or THREE
YEAKS' TIME. Persons want
ing a lot and desiriiij; to build
thereon, are requested to call and
see us and we will tell them some
thing to their advantage. "Wo
have for sale a very large variety
of real property, both improved
and unimproved, and we can hard
ly fail to satiety you it you wish
to purchase. If you have pro
perty of any kind which you wish
to exchange, list it on our books.
Remember that we have the best
bargains in the city in the way of
Lots in Palmer's Addition
Lots in Townsend'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 to
Pick out the property j-ou want
and then call and see us for terms.
FIVE ACRE TRACTS OX
LINCOLN A YEN UE. TEN
AND T W E N T Y A C R E
TRACTS NEAR THE CITY.
Some of the most convenient resi
dences and the most valuable
business property in the city for
sale. If you wish to purchase let
us know. what yon want.
R. B. WINDHAM
Joliq &. Dqvies,
Oei 33qril of Gqss Go.
NT. B. Improved and unim
proved farms fur sale.
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