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rJVTTSMO UTfl WEEKLY IIEIiALI), THURSDAY OCTOHEU 13, 187.
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second olasn matter.
REPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET.
For Tio.is urer
. D. A. CAMPBELL.
WM. II. TOOL.
For Superintendci t of Fublic Instruction
J. C. EIKENIJAUY.
For Clerk of District Court
II. J. STUEIGIIT,
For County CoiimiiHsiuucr
A. MAI) OLE.
Minister Minniko has resigned his
position as representative of the United
Statesjin Mexico. Mexico has always been
the political grave yard of American
IlKV. BcuuEris may be a fair preacher.
But Mr. Spink is a live county superin
tendent, and is the right man to
succeed himself. Every man in his right
place is best for all.
The republicans in the different sections
of the county have only to pull together
and work in harmony for the whole
ticket and every man will be elected and
Cass county once more.take rank among
the solid republican counties of the state.
The meeting of the republican courty
central committee at "Weeping "Vater
yesterday was very harmonious, and such
action was taken as will secure the elec
tion of every candidate on the ticket if
the programme is carried out. Now let
us have some stirring work; let there be
no laggards. Let every true republican
work as if the success of the party de
pended entirely upon him and victory, cer
tain victory is ours. '
There is nothing like getting a good
start in a race. Now that all the candi
dates are named and the banners are
fairly unfurled let every republican fall
into line, move forward and make sure
of victory before the democrtas get start
ed in the race. See that republican
literature is well scattered. Especially
is it important that the Herald and
other republican papers in the county
are weirpatronized. Every conservative
and doubtful voter should be supplied
with one or more of the county papers.
The enterprising republicans of each
nieghborhood can do no better work
than to pay for and send a republican
paper to all such of their neighbors as
dn not take them. Victory is only won
by sacrifice, vigilance and work.
The proposition to make an effort to
have both the republican and democratic
national conventions bold their next
meeting at Omaha is a good one. Oma
ha is almost in the geographical center of
the United States, is easy of access from
all points by railroads, is a great and
thriving city, is supplied with numerous
and excellent hotels and has a generous
and enterprising population. She is the
pride .of the state of Nebraska, and it
would be an honor to the state as well
as the city of Omaha, to have either or
botli of tiie national conventions convene
there. Even Council Bluffs, her little
rival across the riv r. would feci honored
for Omaha to bo thus favored, and lias
already proposed to aid in the enter
tainment of the delegates and visitors if
either of the conventions should be held
there. Every enterprising Nebraskan
should second the motion. The Herald
says, by all means let the conventions
come to Omaha. It will adyertise the
whole state, and, of course, benefit Platts
mouth. Mr. Powderly's efforts to keep the
Knights of Labor from doing violence to
the views of the church or the laws of
the country, but to openly work for the
bettering of the condition,of the working
people is praiseworthy, and if the Knights
will heed his wise and conservative coun
sel they will do a grand work for them
selves. Mr. Towderly has shown great
wisdom not only in thus advising the
order of which he is the head, but a'so
in recommending them to abstain from
the use of all intoxicating liquors and
thus not only earn more money but save
all they earn for themselves and families
His correct views on these great points
have driven from the order a large num
ber of men, but Mr. Powderly well un
derstands that the order is not weakened,
but strengthened by the exodus of those
fellows. Those who have left were an
archists,'atheists or miserable drunkards
and dissipated, bad men. It is to be
hoped that all who remain with, or here
after join that organization, will follow
the advice given them by their distin
guished thief and head. In this age of
progress and reform no society or organ
ization can grow strong or exist long
unless they incorporate in their creed
and follow out in their practice the prin
ciples of morality, temperance and right
doing. No organization is weakened
by the departure from it, of lawless,
drunken, or dissiapated men.
In Alabama a new prison code goes
into effect next month which, it is believed
will mitigate somewhat the hardships of
the convicts. These, it is claimed, are
much less than in former years. It is
pleasant to be able to record that so far
as this is true it is largely due to the efforts
of the Christian women of that state act
ing under the leadership of Miss Julia S.
Tutwiler, principal of one of the Alabama
Normal schools. Through their exer
tions the first schools for conyicts are
now being opened, under a law which re
quires the state to furnish a teacher to
every camp of one hundred convicts.
Another reform they have accomplished
is the heating of the county jails. A
stove or a (ire of any kind is said to have
baen unknown before now,withthe inev
itable results of sickness and death. In
counties which have not taken advantage
of the law permitting them to turn their
convicts over to the state, the abuses of
the chain-gang system, which is practical
ly winhout supervision, arc said to be
much greater than those of the state sys
tem. Perhaps the spirit of the authori
ties is sufficiently shown by the fact that
in several counties tiie "W omen's Christian
Temperance Union is no longer allowed
to hold religious services for the con
victs on Sunday. It is singular how
many points of likene;s there arc
betwern ihis system of slavery and
the old one.
Difficulties of the Law-breakers In
The democrats and . law-breakers of
Iowa, after howling for many months
that "prohibition will not prohibit," have
been taxing their skill to its utmost ten
sion to find methods to make good their
prediction. One of the chief agents that
they have employed on the western side
of the state is a slick, smooth young man
from Council Bluffs who boxes up his
contraband goods in all sorts of ways to
deceive the railroad and thus get his
liquors transported to he neighboring
towns. Of course no bill for any such
liquors can be collected by law and the
dealer in the contraband stuff has to
trust to tiie honor of his customers, but
such is their anxiety to help break the
law, and to enjoy (if that is the word) an
occasional spree with their comrades that
they seldom fail to pay, so this dealer
thought he had succeeded in establishing
a fine business, when, to his horror, the
authorities not only learned of his little
scheme, but found his customers and put
many of them in jail, and so when the
poor fellow went to collect his bills a
few days ago in the town of Harlan,
Shelby county,, which was his most lucra
tive place where he had six good custom
ers, he found the whole six in jail, lie
slipped back home without his mojey,
a sadder and a poorer man, find wonder
ing after all if "prohibition would not
The democrats of the county of Cass
have a splendid chance of winning in
the pressut campaign, because they have
much the ablest, best and strongest ticket
in the field, Tlmy have shown excellent
sense in this but there is one direction
they sadly lack in. They don't appre
ciate the help that a good, strong, well
sustained newspaper would be to them.
The men who have enjoyed the party
honors and emoluments as a rule show
little appreciation of the work a news
paper of their faith has done for them
or the party, and the mass of the party
follow very closely in their tracks.
While there are seven republican papers
in the county and only one democratic,
it seems that their one newspaper ought
at least have a fair support. -Journal.
We are sorry on account of the pro
prietors of the Journal that their party
in the county docs not patronize them
better. But for the certain success of
the republican party which that fact
augurs we must lejoice. There is noth
ing that shows apathy on the part of any
political party like a failure to support
their own papDr, and apathy means sure
defeat if the other side is alive, and now
that the Journal has told us of this great
weakness in the democratic party in this
county, let us hope that tlys "ill wind"
will "blow" us "some good". Let every
republican at once take and pay for the
Herald. Let every subscriber get us an
other one. Let every republican candi
date and qvcry friend of the party see
that not only all republicans but even
democrats take the Herald. Then good
bye to the hopes of the democrats. "We
will pitythe fallen but rejoice in our
Such is the importance of the political
situation in the great state of New York
that the republicans of that state realize
the necessity'of calling to their aid in the
canvass the strongest, most candid, best
posted and iufluencial men in the nation,
Among the other great men whom they
have pressingly urged to speak in the
most important places in the state Is
Senator Allison of Iowa. . The senator
had full work assigned him for the cam
paign by the republican committee of his
own state. But as that state is consider
ed safe, much as the people wished to
hear, their own great statesman - expound
true republican docti ine and teach the
masses to their cdilication and to the
public good the correct principals of
government, the committee have ' given
him up to New York.
. This is a high compliment to Iowa's
distinguished senator. And it is not im
probable that New York will need him
as badly in '83 to lead the republican
hosts to victory, as she does now to help
fight her battles on the open field. Prob
ably no man in the republican party
can so surely carry the state of New York
for the presidency us can Senator Allison.
And it i3 generally concecded that the
man who can carry New York should be
nominated; for if New Y'ork goes repub
lican then the party is sure of success.
It is true the party may be successful and
loose New York, but it cannot be defeat
ed if it gains it. And as Allison is the
coming man there not only Iowa, but all
the west should be proud of his excellent
chances for the nomination and almost
Th reiegrnpnic Monopoly.
The purchase ef the B. & O. telegraph
ines and business by the Western Union
company practically puts the telegraph
ing of the country into the hands of Mr.
Gould and his associaties. This puts
the news, the business, and to a great ex
tent, the fortunes of the country into the
lhands of one great corporation. This
certainly is the strongest and greatest,
and most dangerous monopoly now in
existence. ' It is possible that this great
po ,ver may notbe abused for a season. But
it is only a question of time till it will be
used to the great harm of the masses.
There seems to be but one remedy for this
threatened evil, and that it, for the gov
ernment to establish a telegraphic system
of its own which shall reach every- busi
ness place in the whole country. And
while the rates should not be such as to
destroy or bankrupt the Western Union
company still they should be such as to
bring down the price of telegraphing to
the bases of only a little more than its
actual cost, and secure truthful reports of
the new3 and markets so that the business
of the country shall not be affected by
the misrepresentation of facts. There is
plenty of surplus money now in the
United States' treasury to build up such
a system in a very short time and plenty
more to spare. What a grand thing it
would be for the. country if the surplus
money now locked up in the treasury
vaults could be used for this purpose.
That vast amount of money would at
once he put into circulation through the
pockets of the laboring masses, and the
couutry would be saved from the dis
asters which this dangerous and power
ful monopoly now threatens.
Of course wTe cannot expect the demo
cratic party to do the country such a scr-.
vice, therefore we must look to the re
publican party to bring it about for it
has always been the policy of the repub
lican party to guard the interests of the
poor, relieve the oppressed, and rescue
the country from danger. It was the re
publican party that emancipated the
slaves, saved the county from the dire
results of treason and rebellion and, gave
protection J o the laboring masses by pro
hibiting the countless hordes of cheap
Asiatic laborers from lauding' on our
The next great act of the party, as soon
as it conres into power again, will proba
bly be to relieve the country from the
grasp of this gigantic monster monopoly
An English Tribute to America.
With most of us the wish for peace is
little more than the wish for the millen
nium. The United States have made it
the guiding principle of their national
life. In this alone they form the repub
lic of the future as well as of the present.
It will be a long time before any existing
government of the kind, less fortunately
circumstanced, can have anything to
teach us such entire harmony with our
noblest convictions aud with our
brightest hopes. The whole world may
celebrate this centenial, for the whole
world has its account in the prosperity of
the United States.
The experiment which has now been
progress on the other side of the Atlantic
for over a century is the most conclusion
in the history of humanity. Nothing less
has been settled there than the power of
men to govern themselves to all . the
greatest ends of national and of individ
ual life. That power has been tested in
nearly every way, in war, as well as peace,
by the elation of victory, if not, thank
Heaven, by the humiliations of defeat.
It has never been found wanting. The
American civil war was the only great
content of the.kind in'which no single
life was taken in cold blood as a punish
ment for treason. It was followed by a
disarmament which was even greater as
an act of patriotism than the original call
to arms. -It has been followed in our
day by perfect reconcilliation between
the sections and by a growth in prosperi
ty which is the wonder of the world.
All this, with how much else in culture,
in education, in invention, in every art
of life, has been achieved by the common
people for themselves, and it is the great
est service ever rendered to mankind.
With the United States in their place
among the nations, the humblest of men
may take hope. They may especially
conquer that self doubt which is tbo
worst of all obstacles to popular progress.
As the American people are, o may any
other people, by energy, courage, manli
ness, and self restraint, hope to become.
A true festival of humanity is being cele
brated, both in deed and symbol, in
America to-day. London Daily Kcivs.
Nebraska Republicans and the
While keeping in line with the party
generally in approval of a tariff systen
that shall conserve the interests of Amer
ican industries and lador, the sentiment
of the republicans of Nebraska, as
voiced by their state convention, is 'un
mistakably in favor of a revision of the
existing tariff. The platform especially
says that the business of the country de
mands a revision, aud arraigns the dem
ocratic party for its failure to keep its
tariff reform pledges. It puts the repub
licans of this state on record as desirin
such revision at the earliest practicable
day, though intimating no faith in the
ability of the democratic party to brin
about that consumation. Republicans
elsewhere will not fail to giy
heed to these expressions, nor should
they be disregarded by the repraseuta-
tives in congress from this state.
This attitude of the republicans of
Nebraska marks an advance in the sen
timent on this" subject, and demon
strates the force of the arguments on
the existing situation so cleealy that
the extreme protectionists may learn
from it that their sway cannot be
much longer mantained. They may
blindly elect to still insist upon their
demands, rather than to wisely yield
such fair and just concessions as they can
make without harm to themselycs and
with great good to the general welfare,
but the time is not remote when what
they now refuse to concede the people
will have in despite of them, with the
chance of taking much more than is at
present asked. There is no disposition
anywhere to pull down the tariff struct
ure. Rational men of both parties un
derstand that such a policy would be
madness, and with such there is no tol
eration of those, a mere handful numeri
cally, who advocate absolute free trade.
But it is reasonably insisted that neither
the necessities of the government, the. wel
fare of the industries of the country, nor
the interests of labor require a continu
ance of the tax imposed upon the people
by the existing tariff, and that on the
contrary all interests would be benefitted
and national progress stimulated by a
generous reduction of this tax. The pre
vailing spirit is one of compromise. The
great majority of the people are willing'
that for the present the question shall be
settled on that fair middle ground
which will as nearly as possible
divide the reduction of revenue equally
between excise taxes and the tariff.
The mistake of the protectionists, and
ono which must ultimately react to
their dlscoinfitur if persisted in, is iu
maintaining a rate of taxation for which
there is no longer a necessity for justi
fication. It results in piling up a va.il
surplus in. the treasury which is danger
ous in itself as a temptation to govern
mental extravagance and a serious draw
back to the national -prosperity. Two
thirds of this is derrived from the tariff,
which puts a tax on almost everything
that people wear or use in their domes
tic and business affairs. A reduction of
the revenue of the government, that did
not involve the cutting off of a p:;rt c f
this tax, while it might prevent the accu
mulation of surplus in the treasury would
giye no relief to the j-eople, and would
therefore be alike unwise and unjust.
The republican party of Nobratkn,
largely compos id of farn irs, f-ivors a
revision of the tail? with a view to ic
ducing oppressive duties bccaa.se it re
lieves that course to be fair, just and
necessary, certatn to work no injnry to
the industries and labor of the country,
but instead to "promote the welfare of all
interests aad advance the general pros
perity. This sentiment is obtaining rapid
development in the west, if not in other
sections of the country-
A Novel Cold Discovery.
The farm where Mrs. Frank Seacoy re
sides is near the river and about two
miles from Matterson's mill. On her farm
the well was cleaned out a few days ago
and one or two bushels of dirt and gravel
were thrown out. Around this pile of
gravel Mrs. Seacoy's flock of chickens
congregated and picked it over, and with
it filled up their hungry crops. The day
after, one of these chickens was killed
for dinner. In its crop wa3 fonnd a
good-sized gold nugget worth not less
than a dollar. This nugget she brought
to town on Tuesday and left it at this
office for inspection. Mr. DeSornber, the
jeweler, examined and tested the nugget
with acid, and says it is gold, and Squire
Hewitt, who was a miner in California,
agrees with Mr. DeSornber. This nugget
can bo seen at this oilier. Mrs. Heacoy h
a lady whose word as to the manner of
finding it, is worthy of implicit confi
dence. Ton-a Journal.
It may be of interest to the people of
this city and state to know that among
the most successfully conducted anil
prosperous institutions in Nebraska, is
the Homo Fire Insurance Company of
O mah 3. The premium receipts f the
company amount to $200,000.00, and its
business is fast increasing. Its assets uiv
now over $175,000.00. Two hundred
and twenty-five losses have been paid by
the "1191110 Fire" to the people of Neb
raska, aud the company has a receipt in
full for satisfactory settlement and a
complimentary letter for prompt and
honorable dealing in every case. Every
loss claim ha.s been paid, and the com
pany has never been sued. There is no
reason why a worthy home insurant
company should not receive patronag
and support of the people of this state
and judging from the high standing of
the officers and directors of the "Home
Fire," and the great care it exercises in
selection and management of its business
and the fair and honorable way it
has paid its losses, and dealt with the
public, this company is worthy the large
patronage it is receiving. Omaha Rip
THINGS THAT WILL HAT'PZN.
A 1st of the Entertainments Booked
for the Season.
Friday afternoon J. P. Young,
opera house manager, handed to a Hicit-
ald reporter a list of the theaters at pres
ent booked for the winter, but as new
entertainments, are being continually
added, the list "will not long be com
plete. The plays booked, rank amoui
the best and the collection is a good one.
For October, Sol Smith Russell is
down for the 20th, and "Rice's Evanga-
line" for the 28th.
For November, "Mattie Vickers" is
booked for the 4th, "Little Nuggets'
(musical concert) for MUi and "Murray
and Murphy, our Irish Visitors" for the
days" (spectacular) for the 13th, "Ten
Nights in a Bar Room" for the lUi.li and
and "Cora Van Tassel" for the 21th.
For Febuary "E Iwin Stewart" is first
and will appear the Oih. "Pauliue
Mariiham" is booked for the 27th.
For March, "Gardiner's 'Zozo'" (spec
tacular-Co.) .will appear the 12ih, and
"Knights of Labor Co" is down for the
Court adjourned Saturday evening
tdl next Friday. It is generally under
stood that Allen W. Field will be ap
pointed by Gov. Thayer to Judge Pound's
bench and that he will preside at court
at that time. Mr. Field is a well educa
ted man and full of experience, well
qualified for the position. He was elect
ed to the senate of '85 and was made
speaker of the house, and if he receives
the appointment, as is expected, there
will probably be no objection to him
from anv source.
iuonaay an Atctuson man was
caught at something or other by his wife.
the paper don't say what. He found out
1 ucsday that a man had given his wife
a pointer. He swore in a loud voice that
lie was going to tell on every man in
Atchison. Within two days more than a
hundred of the wives of his acquain
tances were surprised by being inviUdjby
their husbands to go and spend a few
weeks with their folks in the ea.-t, while
no less than nine men started their entire
families off to California for the winter.
Such funny things do happen down in
:Vtcnison. Lincoln D-m ocrat.
IIuiHan Nature Library, No. 3, is
from the able pen of Dr. II. S. Drayton,
editor of the Phrenological Journal, and
considers Physical Far tors in Character,
or tne Influence of Temperament. Tin.
position taken by Dr. Drayton is conclu
sively proven by the examples cited fro::
among well-known people of the present
day and historical characters as well.
Ciesar, Peter, the great, St. Paul, Michael
Angelo, Martin Luther, Lincoln, Beecher,
and several others are cited, with por
traits, as examples from rpal life in prcof
of the logical arguments. The readers
of this number will be on the -lookout
for its successors. The subject of this
series is certainly .of great importance.
Published at only 10c. a number, by
Fowler & Wells Co., 775 Broadway,
Warrick is having a big sale on
mixed paint, it gives satisfaction every
time, you will save money by using it,
it covers more surface than any mixed
paint on the market, lasts longer and
looks better. d&w-4t
- ' The baby's nose does not often re
ceiye the attention to which it is entitled.
A thoughtful article by Dr. Kitchen, in
the October Babyhood, shows why it
should be both useful and ornamental,
and how it may be made so, if not al
ready. For Sale.
A farm containing GIT) acres of land
well improved, timber and water. Best
stack farm in Cass, county. For terms
apply to 14 tf Beeson & Sullivax.
A 1'U-ktt picnic will bcp.ivcn at 1.4 and
Park, Waba.-h, Nib., on Friday, Oct.
Mth. 1S';7, under Hi-' aiir-piecs of the
Cass county Farim v"a Alliance.' Most
prominent nnn.ng th.; s:-:d-1 1 -s will be the
Hon. Chas. 11. Van Wyck, tiie fanner's
friend, and .). Burrow.-', S en tnry State
Alliance. A t;ood band of music will ,
Ik: pivsc nt ami the above speakers will
positively be in attendance. A cordial
invitation is ext . nd. d to all. The labor
ing class;:.- uiv especially invited to turn
out and hear the poor m.in'rf champion.
Bring your biiAels and spend the day
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feheumatisia. I Etraic.9, j Eruptions.
Barnsj j Stitche3, J Koof Ail.
Scalds, Etitf Joints, Screw
Btings, Backache, Worms,
Bites, Galls, Swinney,
Bruises, Eorca, Eaddl9 Galii,
Bunions. Spavin rilc3.
Corn3, J Cracks.
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accomplishes for everybody exactly what Is claimed
for It. One of the reasons for the Rrcat popularity at
tbo Mustang Liniment la found la Its universal
applicability. Everybody needs such a mcdlctoc
The Lumberman necd3 It In caso of accident.
' The Housewife needs it for general family nso.
The Canalcr needs it for hl3 teams and his men.
The Mechanic needs It (dways on Ida v.-ort
ITho Miner need3 It in caso of emergency.
The l'lonecr necdslt can't getalong without it.
The Farmer needs it in hij house, hl3 stable,
find his stock yard.
The Steamboat man or the Boatman needs
it In liberal supply afloatand ashore.
The Horse-fancier needs it it Is lAa best
friend and safest reliance.
The Stock-grower needs It It vrDl save Urn
thousands of dollars and a world of trouble.
The Railroad man needs it and will need It S3
long as hi3 li'o Is a round of accidents and dangers.
The Eackwoodsman needs It. There is nothr
Ing like it as an antidote for tho dangers to Ufey
umo ana comion wnien surround the pioneer.
Tho merchant nced3 it about his store amonpr
hl3 employees. Accidents will happen, and when
these come the Mustang Liniment Is wanted at once.
Keep a Bottle in tho House, "Tls the-best q
KeepaBottloia tbo Factory Xtg Immediate
Qe in case of accident saves pain and loss of wages
ikeep a Bottle Always iq the Stable for
nse ivaea wanted,
name on a package of COFFEE is a
guarantee of excellence.
COFFEE is kept in all first-class
etores from the Atlantic to the Pacific..
is never good vrhen exposed to the air.
Always buy this brand in hermetically
sealed ONE FOUND PACIIAGES.
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