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V L ATTSM n UT H, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY. APRIL 2f, 1888.
VOLUME XXI r. NUMIJURG
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ity, i re nJ h and whole-ioineiiess. More eco
nomical Until flu- oi l iu:n y kinds, and cannot lie
old in compel itiiui with the nuiltif tuie of low
tt, short weiuht ilium or ph'isphat powders.
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Board Pub. Works Khud
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lDUty I'reasurer, -
Keeorder of Deeds
Clerk of District Co art,
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Supt. of Pub. Schools.
D. A. CAMI'BEI.L
Exa Cm ion Fl F.I.1
W. H. I'ool
Jo-l N M LEV DA
W. C. HHOWAI.TEK
J. C. ElKKNBAKV
BOARD OF 80 F EH VISORS.
A. B. Toni),
Louis K ii.rz, Ch'ni.
A. U. Dl -ksox.
ti in wood
1AS.S M1DI No. Urt. 1 O. O. F. Meets
ievery Tuefdiiy eveuins; of encli week. All
tniiisient brothers are respectfully invited to
JLATTMOCTH ENCAMPMENT No. 3. I. O
t v i,i..i!- everv a.teroilie runny in
aeh month in the Masonic nan.
Brothers ;ire i vited to utteud.
M1KIO LOIXIE N'. i. A. O. U. W -Meets
1 everv rtlteniut l'riday eveniuir at K. of r.
hall Transient brothers are repeettu!K m
Tited to attend K.J M. rgan. Master W orkritan ;
K. S. I. irtow, Foreman ; Frank l!ron. Over
eer: 1. B-iwe-i. luide; ;ent;e Kou-woith.
Recorder; it. J. Johnson. Financier ; N sih .
Smith. Keceiver ; M. MavbntUit. Tatt 1. W. ;
Jack Daughertj . Inside Guard.
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of AmeriiM Meets seco'ul and fourth Moii
dayevei- at K. of V. hnll. All transient
brothers are requested to meet with u. A.
Newco uer. Veier;iMe i t.ns.il ; ... f , JN,lr,;'.
Worthy Adviser ; D, B. Smitli. hx lianker ; V.
C. Will Hts. Clerk.
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Meet in -aturdiy pvciiiii.i
ATTOiSN'YS AT LA W
t Law. Office
north side of
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At:or:itv af Caw. Will
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to my care.
to all Euii:...-- Eatiust-
XOTAJiY IX 0'!CK.
Tii'.e Kc:i-uined. Abstarct 'einp::v
suraace Wrilteu, eal Ft.te bold.
Better Facilities for makiiiz Farm I-oxn than
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llaltsiMO-.it!i, - Xt'lraka.
K. B. Win nn am. Johv A. Da vies.
Notary Public. Notary Public.
attorneys - at - Law.
Cflite over Tonk of Ca-s County.
Plattsmouth. - - Xerhaska.
Send us thirty ' subset ibers to the
"WtKKi.Y IIeuai.d and get a good watch
Dalays In the United States Mails.
Cu t ok Mkxico, Ilex., via EI Paso,
Tex., April 24. IUceutly the mails from
the United States hare been reaching this
city with the greatest irregularity. An
explanation of the annoying atata of af
fairs has bten asked of Postmaster Nara,
of this city. This morning that gentle
man said the Mexican Pot Office Depart
ment had heen using the International
Railway as far as has ben practicable
ever since the 1st of March, but upon in
"i'.iiry of the postmaster at Eagle Pass it
wrs found the; United States Post Orlice
1 Department had taken no measures for
making use of the shorter route furnished
!y the International road, and that tho
Eale Pass Post Oilicc force wr.s not suf
ficient to handle the American nail and
the European mail Kent from Mexico by
rail. Hence the Mexican postal authori
ties were oidy able ta use the short route
to a limited extent, and though the force
ia Piedras Xegras tfiice had brsn some
what increased it was found necessary to
retain a considerable force at the Paso
del Norte Post Office, since all the mail
from the United States and a part of
that to that country still continued to
pass through that office; but when Mr.
Bell, Superintendent of the Foreign Mail
service, announced, on the 30lh of last
month, that orders hud btu issued for
nil the mails bound to-Mexico frin the
greater part of the United States, and
that passing through the countrj from
Europe, to be sent via Eagle Pass and
the International Railway, tha force at
the Paso del Norte office was very much
diminished in order that the service at
Piedras Negras might be made thorough-
J ly efficient. In othe: words the principal
part of the frrce at Paso del Norte was
transferred to Piedras Negras. Supt.
Bell's orders have ot been obeyed, and
nine-tenths of the mails which should
come through Engle Tass and Piedras
Negras continue to cross the Rio Grande
at El Paso.
Mr. Naya says some little mail comes
by the t-hort route through Eagle Pass
and Pie iras Negras offices, but that fully
as much is sent into Mexico at Laredo,
which is not yet connected with this city
and the principal points of the republic
y rail. In consequence of the Mexican
postal autorities acting on the supposition
that Supt. Bell's orders would be carried
out, and weakening the force at Piedras
Negras, it is now found that the clerks
in the last named office have nothing to
do. while those at Paso dl Norte can
ne t handle the heavy mails which con
tinue tojpass through that offce, appa
rently in violation of the orders of tha
postal authorities of the United States.
The Americans of Mexico are not only
annoyed at the delay of their mails but
they are notified the whole trouble i-
with the postal authorities of the United
States, who will not ayail themselves of
the new route by wlrch from one to two
days' tune is gained, and this the Super
intendent of Foreign Mails of the United
States hadjanuounced with a flourish of
trumpets that erders had been issued for
the immediate use of the new route. The
most patriotic and enthusiastic Americans
are compelled to admit on this occasion
that the postal authorities of Mexico
have shown themselves more enterprising
and business like than those of tha Unit
Wall Up in rt$ urill.
Favukcry. Neb., April 21. F.iir
bury's crack military company, Company
D. of the. Second regiment, gave their
first state fall dress drill tolay in the
presence of half the papulation of Fair
bury. They opened the day with a grand
flag pola raising, on which was hoisted a
company streamer and an elegant thirty-
foot Americ m flag, nnd then the Ii ill
vrhich la:-t:d s.mie four hours. Our
company will be a prominent competitor
for the state cup at the next encampment,
and judging by their fine drilling today,
which was almost pcrfrct in every eletail,
they will be hard to beat. The company
is uneler the command of Captnin C. J
Bills, of the Bills & li.er.yon banking
company; first litutenant, George E
Jenkins, president of the board of trade;
socoad lieuteaa-1, John Heasey. of Haui-
bel .ro Ileasey, our leading attorneys.
Both Lilainoand Sherman Choored
Fokt "VN'oiitii, Tex., April 24. The
Texas state republican convention assem
bled here today nnd, after organization,
adjourned till evening. Vociferous ap
plause followed the meutson of the
names of Blaine and Sherman in the
The night session was elevoted to the
discussion of the report of tho committee
on credentials. The delegation from
Galveston is headed by Culy, a member
of the national committee and an ardent
Blaine man. The convention adjourned
. Kky West, Fla., April 22.- Tho latest
intelligence from Cuba is alarming, ow
ing to the fact that Captain-General
Martin, is allowing himself to be guided
by a patty claiming to be great Spanish
patriots. The entire liberal press of the
island has been suppressed and consti
tutional rights tknied them. They
henceforth will not be allowed to pub
lish uny acts of kidnapping, murder,
arson or any other act com.nitteel on tha
island. The two official organs of the
government will continue as heretofore.
Martin now wants to make it appear to
the eyes of the world, especially to the
Madrid government, that these kidnap
pers and other bandits are being incited
by Cuban leaders in order to again be
gin a war to give Cuba her liberty. This
is by no means correct. The factjs the
bandits are tloing as they please. List
week fire3 destroyed six or eight plsnta
ticii8. This week there were two or
three more, including one in the city if
Bagua, in which fifty houses were burned
elown. The people now living in Cuba
are terrified, notjenowiug at what mo
ment they may be murdered in cold
blood by bandits or government troops,
who make many mistakes and many in
nocent people are killed by their stu
Brutal Murder of a Negro.
Houston, Tex., April 22. A cold
blooded murder was committed yester-
elay evening at Glidden.in Color County.
A white man named Lewis Bumgarner,
who has been superintending work at
the coal bin on the Southern Pacific roael,
had a negro named J. B. Williams' at
work under him. Bumgarner has been
in the habit of cursing and abusing the
negro, which the darky had heretofore
submissively borne, but on yesterday he
exhibited more manhood than usual and
gave Bumgarner some of the same talk,
which angered Bumgarner and aroused
his murderous propensities. Bumgarner
departed, and soon returned with a dou
ble-barreled shotgun, the contents of
which he discharged into the breast of
the negro, killing him instantly. When
the negro saw Bumgarner approaching
with the gun he threw up his hands and
pleaded piteously for his life, but his
plea was unavailing to check the mur
dereus intents, of the determined Bum
garner. After committing the murder
Bumgarner fled and has not yet been ar
A Chinaman Baptized.
Chicago, 111., April 23. Laundrymun
Chun Sing, seventeen months from China,
was baptized this evening by the Rev.
Dr. Lorimer, in Imanuel Baptist church,
before a large number of worshipers.
Chun Siug has been a devout member of
the Wabash Avenue Misssion. AVhen he
was led into the big marble baptistry his
body from his shoulders down was envel
oped in a black gown. After the baptism
Chun emerged from the water witli his
teeth chattering from the cold. The con
itregation sang "All hail the power of
Jesus' uiinme'' as the white curtain fell
over the baptistry.
Washington, April 24.- Confirma
tions: Lieutenant Colonel comstoct, to
be colonel; Major J." A. Smith, to be lieu
tenant colonel; Brigadier General George
Crook, to be major general; Colonel J.
R. Brooke, to be brigadier geueral; J. II.
Hubble, postmaster at Jefferson, Neb. It
has been practically decided at the war
department to assign Major General
Crook to command of the division of the
Missouri, with headquarters at Chicago.
Hung Himself at Both End
Hoffman, Tex., April 25. Emil Lein
boort, a German butcher, committed sui
cide over despondency, as Lena Ilaufuag
le did not reciprocate his affections. He
fastened his head with a halter, hitched it
to a rafter overhead, and then placeel his
feet in another halter, and then elroppee
his boely tlowa, his head and feet meeting.
When found he resembled the letter V.
He left a farewell note in his pocket.
Talmago Will Stay Dry.
Tacmage,- Neb., April 25. The new
council met last night and aeljourned
until tonight. Hopes were for license
until noon today, but this afternoon ev
erything was lust and all hopes are gone.
Joseph Kirk can get a license if he gets
signers. The prohibitioniste won't trou
ble him, but he can't get enough sigeers.
It hag been a hot fight here ever since
May Die From the Wounds-
Argentine, Kan., April 23. S. B
Warren, secretary of the Law and Ordrr
league, was assaulted by James Wdey, i
'ate saloon keeper, and terrible b4n
His head was laid open with a revolver.
Hi injuries may prove fatal.
They Do Not Drink.
Oaelanp, Neb., April 22. Decatur,
in tha northeast part of Bart county
voteel this spring in favor of license and
thirty freeholders who favor saloons can
not be found in the town to eign the
saloon men's petition, so Decatur goes
dry for another year, despite the majority
Tekuniah yoted in favor of license by
thirty-seven majority and will also go
eliy, as tho city "ilads" are on a tie and
the mayor cannot vote.
Oaklard has two saloons in full blast,
both paying elown if 1,000 and will be the
only town in the county having saloons,
but it :s thought, by the assistance of
West Point and Hooper, th -t she will be
aide to satisfy all in Burt county v. iio
You can get any kind
bd rock price ut W. G.
of S'lddlo t
Another Assault on a Scab.
Nebraska City, Neb., April 22.
Another murderous assault was made on
a scab fireman here last night named
Frank Shea, lie was employed in the
"C2" yards at East Nebraska City. Ib
was ordered off the streets a number e.f
times by brotherhood sympathizers, nnd
refusing was assaulted, and would ua
donbtedly have been killed but for th
timely interference of a citizen, Avho was
passing. Shea's head and boely was n
mass of bruises. Later, Paul Martin, a
elischarged policeman, was arrested for
participating, but released by Chief of
Police Winton and Shea, the victim, ar
rested. He is now in jail to shield him
from mob violence Other arrests will
Go to W. G. Keefer's Harness Store f r
everything usually kept in a fi st-class
place, at prices to suit the limes. 0 3
Verdict in a Noted Murder Trial.
Wichita, Kan., April 23. Private in
formation from Anthony, Harper couny,
says the jury in the case of the state
against Walter Treadwell, accrued of
murder, this morning brought in a ver
elict of not guilty. Treadwell is the Har
per county cattle king who last fall shot
and killed G. Clarke, thejseducer of his
wift, in a hotel in Anthony. The case
has been on trial about a week, and the
verdict meets with general approval, as
the act was considered justifiable under
the circumstance. Clarke and Tiaelwell
were partners in business and close friend?.
Prairie Fires in Dakota.
Rapid City, Dak., April 23. The tim
ber fire which has been burning for three
tlays past, is burning u; fierce tonight,
fanned by a strong west wind. The fire
is about twelve or fifteen miles from here
in the mountains off any road, so no
elcfinite information as to the extent mi.'(
area burned over can be obtained. Mm-h
valuable timber has already b-en destroy
ed and unless rain crmes soon iv.w 1.
more will go. Several small praiiie fi's
have been seen here latelv. No dancige
to any extent has been elone by them.
W. G. Keefcr keeps the largest lin; cf
Harness ever kept in Cass County, at reck
bottom prices. C-3
Washing Away the Banks.
Nebraska City, Neb., April 25.- The
river at this point is falling rapidly, but
is doing considerable damage by cutting
the wcet bank. Some tixty feet of it lias
fallen into the river at the foot of Ferry
street since yesterday, and several houses
had to be removed.
The Cass County Driving Park as("ia-
tion have i urehased thirty-two acres bo- !
mediately south of the city at the juuc- j The Earth Trembled,
tion of Chicago and Lincoln avc-Luea. J San Francisco, April 24. Tho steatn
and have leased the same to the Cars j t-r City of New York, which anived yes
County Atiicultural society for a tem j t.-ielay from China, brings details of an
of ten years, at the nominal sum of $1 ! earthquake in Yumar, prefect of Liu An,
per year, anel the coming fair for lS"
will be held there.
The new grounds are beautifully si:u
ated anel capable of furnishing a flue
half-mile track, perfectly level and upon
which speed can be made.
They are exactly one and a half miles
from Main street t the mouth of either
avenue and of easy access to the public
both from tha ceunty anel city.
The prospect now is, that the street
railway will be extended out Lincoln
avenue this year if not to the ground,
at least to South Park, which would bo
a help to tho fair in the way of atten
dance. A committee front the Driving Park
association arc now having the grounds
cleared off and the weeels all burned;
anel the coming week, with the assistance
of Suryeyor Madole, will lay out the
track and at once put it in shape for
We earnestly request all of our frienels
indebted to us to call at once and settle
account due. We have sustained heavy
loss by tho destruction of our Branch
House at Fairmont, Neb., by fire and now
that we need money to niett our obliga
tions, we hope there will not be one
among our friends who would refuse to
call promptly at this particular time and
Trusting this will receive your kind
consideration and prompt attention, we
remain, Yours Truly,
S0L0LM0N & NATHAN.
Valentine Has a Big Fire.
Valentine, Neb., April 24. A severe
tire oce ui red here at 1 o'clock this morn
ing, which burneel ut the heart ef the
town. The loading business block was
wholly destroyed, with one exception.
The fire originated in the wine room of
Fischer & Strickland's saloon, and burn
ed rap'el'y south to Railroad street. The
buildings elefctioyeel were Kirn's saloon
and dwelling, GilKt's butcher shop, Fis-ch'-r
& Strickland's saloon, Fischer's
dwelling, Ling's h.unury, the Ray house,
Lewis' ehug store. Hanigan & Hailey's
absfraet cfiiee. Miss Jasmer's millinery,
the Cherry Cunty bank, Spain Bros.,
gsncral in ci el; an disc, and the bank of
By almost superhuman ef-
j forts the red elestroyer was finally check-
ed. At one time it lookc-el as if the en
tire city would go, and this inay be at
tributed to the fortunate absence of wind
at the time of the lire. The loss is esti
rusted at from $20,000 to $30,000, which
was only partly insured. It is impossible
! to tret a list of the insurence at this time.
which Chiniens of tlse ship Ping, report
ed to the governor of Yunnani, that
from the second elay of the twelfth
month of last year there were ten shocks
of earthquake, accompanied by a noise
like thunder. Yaraens. in cities of
Shihping Kienshui, were either knocked
elown or split right elowii, and the tern-
j pies likewise. In Shihping more than
half of the houses are falling down anel
large n" mbers are cracked and bent, 200
people being crushed to death anel over
three hundred injured. In the town and
suburbs over four thousand people are
cither killcel or wounded, eight or nine
tenths of the lious? s have fallen down
and the rest are cracked and leaning
over. At Kien Shui in the city seven
were killed and many wounded. In the
northwest suburb from three to four
j hundred houses were overturned, and
j about three hundred people killed and
half that number wouneletL.
Veeping Water Works.
Weepixg Water, Neb., April 24 S.
K. Felton, of Omaha, who has the con
tract for putting in the system of water
works here, began the trenches today nnel
elistributed the hydrants. The works arc
to ba completed by July 1, and prepara
tions are being made for a grand celebra
tion on the Fourth.
A company'lias been organized li 'i e to
manufacture pressed brick. Mr. Boyd,
of Chicago, patentee of a dry brick ma
chin;;, was in town today. The company
intend to put in one of Ids machines at
once, and expect to manufacture 1,000,
000 Li iek this season.
A Sleeper Burned.
IIahdy. Neb., April 22. The sleeper
Wauwinet caught fire six miles east of
here, at 8:45 a. m., today. All the pass
engers escapee! with thdr effects. Tho
car was entirely consumed. All the bed
eliug, etc., was lost. No one was injured.
Destroyed by a Prairie Fire.
Oakland, Xeb., April 22. A prairie
fire near town this evening elestroyed a
five-acre tract of black walnuts, caltal
pas, and some large Cottonwood trees,
also cordwood belonging to Andrew
Morell. The elamages are not known
but will be great. The fire was set by A.
THE OLD RELIABLE:.
B. A. WATERMAN ft SON
Wholea! and Retail Dealer la
Shingles, Lath, Sash,
Can supply every demand of the trade
Call and get terms. Fourth street
In Rear of Opera House.
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