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Repeat from the beginniny to FINE.
THE GREAT GLEN WOOD RALLY.
Plattsmouth Republicans at the
Front No Halfway Busi
ness With Us.
There Were No Flies on Our Dele
gation. Frcm Thursday's luily.
At seven o'clock last evening the Young
Men's Republican Club met at the County
Jutlge's office find formed a procession
with the B. & M. band and the G. A. II.
drum corps. The procession nioyed up
Main street to Sixth and countermarched
to the depot, making a fine display. The
7:15 train came in promptly on time and
the boys all rushed aboard. At the June
tion the Council Bluffs club joined the
delegation from Plattsmouth. They
were about one hundred and fifty strong
and had Ualby's celebrated Fifth Itogi
ment band and a drum corps with them.
Then we were off for Glenwood. At the
depot we were met by thousands of peo
ple with torches, transparencies and all
manner of things. The procession then
formed, and with the Plattsmouth dele
gation two hundred strong, headed by
the B. fc Jf. Band, followed bv 1 Inn-
terns, then came the torches, then the blue
lanterns, and the drum band bringing up
the rear, our delegation done itself proud,
and was the largest single delegation
present from any one point. The pro
cession was immense. There were at least
2000 voters in line marching to Harrison
and Morton music. As far as the eye
could reach, could be seen torches, illum
inations, rockets and men marching; in
fact, the thing was almost too big for
Glenwood. The immense throng was too
great for the good people of that burg to
handle, but we must say that they did
all that could be done under the circum
stances. At Glenwood, it was county convention
day and was in the day inaugorated with
a large procession, interspersed with log
cabins, canoos, and other signs of enthus
iasm. In the afternoon speeches were
ma'de by John Y. Stone r.nd others. But
the crowning glory of the day was the
torch-light procession in the evening.
After the long column had marched
through the principal streets, both
of the business and the residence
portion of the town along the
line of march nearly every house was
illuminated. They countermarched at
the public square and were addressed
from the speakers' stand by Col. J. J.
Stead man, an old Ohio soldier, but now
ot Council Bluffs, John A. Davies, of j
Plattsmouth and W. L. Williams of I
the Bluffs. We have not time nor space
to give a synopsis of the speeches suffice
it to say that they were all full of en-
WENT DOWN AT SEA.
The Steamship Ceiser Sunk in Five
Minutes and 105 Lives Lost
JNEW ltutK, Aug. 17. The steamer
Weiland, of the Hamburg-American
thusiasm and so recieved by the immense steamship line, has just brought news of
audience, and, as usual, our president,
Joun A. Da vies, done himself and the
The clubs present in uniform were from
Emmerson, Hastings, Malvern, Hillsdale,
Plattyille Tp., Silver City, Tabor and
Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Plattsmoutl
There were ten bands in the procession
interspersed with Glee clubs. During
the meeting some good music was fur
nished by the Glenwood Campaign club
composed of ladies. In the line of march
were numerous handsome arches and the
house decorations were simply grand
Every one seemed to vie with his neigh
Our club returned home at one o'clock
a collision off Sable Island between the
Geiser and Thingvalla, of the Thingvalla
line, which weeured at 4 o'clock on the
morning of August 14. The Geiser sank
in five minutes after the collision, and
lOo persons were drowned. The Thing
valla was so disabled that she had to put
into Halifax after transfuiing all her pas
The Geiser had eighty-six passengers
aboard, seventy-two of whom were
drowned or killed in the collision, and
fourteen were taken first on the Thing
valla and then on the Wieland. The
Geiser's crew numbered fifty; seventeen
were saved and thirty-three drowned.
Captain Mollcr of the Geiser was among
those saved. The nassentrprs af tli
and all were in a happy mood, well con- Thingvalla transferred to the Wibind
tented, and perfectly satisfied with the numbered 435
first rally of the campaign. The general
expression at Gleuwood was,"Aint Platts
mouth a daisy, and we will return the
compliment during the campaign.
Shirley G ilk-land was President and S.
C. Osborne marshal of the day.
Not too tired to climb telegraph poles.
The cane duel on the train resulted in
Who was it blowed out the gas last
Some of our boys will never wear any
thing else now but a plug hat.
It keeps the old vets busy keepin
step with the unys of 83. Brace up old
St John is a dandy to work a lunch
counter; he boards three men cheap six
sanawicues and tour eggs for 5 cents.
One house was handsomely decorated
and in front on the porch was an old
lady waving the stars and stripes. She
looked like Barbara Fritchie of Stonewall
Jackson renown full of enthusiasm.
A lady by the name of Mrs. Greenlv
who recently moved here from Svdnpv
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ia., auu who now lives in a house on
Washington Ave., informed theauthori
tes yesterday that some one had attempt
ed to chloroform her. The house was
watched last night but no one put in nn
appearance. She ha3 two children and
she supposed some one was trying to
steal. She complained of being fright
ened the same way several times nndTt is
supposed she only immagines so much.
The crew of the Thingyalla did all
they could to save the Geiser's crew and
passengers, but owing to the heavy sea
only thirty-one were saved. Xo other
vessel was near at the time.
The Weiland, on her way to this port,
was 100 miles away. At 11:30 o'clock
on the morning of the 14th the Wieland
was signtea. oigns or distress were
made by the Thingvalla, and the trans
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ier ot passengers uegan. ine sea was
then very heavy, but no mishaps occur
red in the transfer of passengers.
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST
of passengers who are saved from the
Cabin Mrs. Hilda Lind, from New
York to Calsham, Sweden.
Steerge Johann Larsen, from New
York to Risor, Norway; Alfred Ander
son, from New York to Grimslad, Nor
way; Christoffer Eliasser, from Chicago
to Bergen, Norway; Peter Fohansen,
from St. Paul, Minn., to Gosborg, Swed
en; Johanna Jr. Ihohansen, from Iron
Mountain, Mich., to Stockholm; Paul
Paulsen, from Ironwood, Mich., to Cop
enhagen; Anders Wiles, from Minneapo
lis, Minn., to Christiana; John Tenwald,
from Hudson, Wis., to Thondhjein, Nor
way and Fred Hansen, from Perth Am
boy, N. J., to Copenhagen; Fens Ander
son, from Philadelphia to Christiana;
Anders G. Peterson, from St. Paul to
Gosborg, Sweden; Lauritz Romerdehl.
from Lansing, Mich., to Copenhagen;
Johann Alquist, from Iron Mountain,
Mich., to Orlando, Finland.
CAl'T. A. AI.BERS,
of the Wieland, tells the following story:
At 10 o'clock on the morning of Au
gust 14, we passed some wreckage float
ing in the sea and suspected that an ac
cident had happened somewhere ne;ir us.
A little later we sailed through a sea of
oil and sighted a broken boat of the
Geiser. About 11:30 we sighted a steam
er to the windward, about eight miles off,
and seeing she had a flag of distress up,
we ran down to her. It proved to be the
Thingyalla, and Captain Lamb, of the
vessel, came to us in a small boat and
begged us to take off his passengers and
those he had saved irom the Geiser. He
said his own vessel was so badly injured
he expected her to sink any moment. His
torward compartment had been complete
ly carried away Irom half way the deck
to below t lie water liiu. AVe sr-nt out
three of our boats and the Thin-'valla
lowered two of hers and in five hours we
had transferred the saved passengers and
crew of the Geiser, and also the 4o5 pas
sengers of the Thingvalla. The sea was
very rough at the time, and the work of
transferring the passengers was very diffi
cult. The immense hole in the Thinwnl-
la's bow was then patched up as well as
possible and she started for Halifax. The
collisiou, so far as known, was cause 1 by
Fined For Cruelty to Anlmais.
Blair, Neb., August 17. A man by
the name of Greble drove into town to
day with eight large sized calyes in his
wagon box. He was on his way to Cal
houn, where he intended to kill and ship
them to Omaha. Two of them were
nearly dead. Several sitiznis tried to
prevail on him to unload .part for fear
they would all smother. He would not,
but when he found they intended to arrest
him he agreed to unload three. He un
loaded two and started his team on a
run for Calhoun with the balance nearly
dead. The deputy sheriff startf-d horse
back after him and brought him back to
toMn. lie paid a fine of ."?. and costs
amounting to $11, and took part of the
calves, left the balance and went on his
way to Calhoun to kill and ship to Omaha.
From Veterans of 1840-
Avoca, Neb., Aug. 14, 1888.
Mr. Critchfield Lear Sir: Seeing a
notice in the Weeping Water paper soli
citing the names of those who yoted for
Wm. IT. Harrison in 1810. I am now in
my 73rd year. I was then living in Ox
ford, Butler Co., Ohio, and I am proud
to say I voted for old Tippacanoe and
such a demonstration in that campaign
was never before or since been known in
the United States. Coon skin, hard ci
der and log cabins were plentiful.
Weeping Watek, Neb., Aug. 14, isss.
Mr. Bird Critchfield, Co. Clerk '. j
Sir: Mr. S. Torrence, of Weeping Wat- j
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ci, iur n m. jienry Harrison, in
1S40, at Ilornellsville, Stuben Co., X. Y..
at which election they had a Johnny cake
weighing over a hundred pounds and a
cheese as large as a cart wheel.
Mr. O. M. Torkence.
Weeping Water, Neb., Aug. 15, LSSS.
Mr. Bird Critchfield, Couuty Clerk.
Bear Sir: I am one among the surviv
ors who voted for William Henry Harri
son in the year 1840. He was the first
president I voted for. I have always
voted the republican ticket, and if my
life is spaired until next November I
shall vote for his grandson, Benjamin
Harrison. 1 have experienced some of
the democratic administration, and I do
not want (my more of them in mine. I
am a Johnnie Bull by birth but do not
want any of their free trade.
John Philpot, sk.
in and what a pitiful sight met our eyes.
There was seated on a rud lyconstructed
platform of boards and beer kegs, W. B.
Shryock, Hon. Joe Gilmorc and Hon. F.
E. White. A man, I think they called
him Ritchie, from Omaha, was pleading
with about a dozen men, who were seat
ed around on most anything they could
lind, not to desert the dtmocatic party,
but to stand steadfast and they would re
ceive their reward in heaven. A man
standing next to me asked me if they had
moved the capital there and wanted to
know what state it was in. We were
yery much surprised at him, but on ;n- '
quiry we found that he was a democrat
from Weeping Water and that was tho
first time he was ever away from home.
; which oi course explains it. The meet
j ing then gave three cheers for some body
j and then adjourned and we adjourned
with them. Kisek.
A young man who attended the
grand rally at Glenwood Wednesday
evening expressed considerable dissatis
faction to some young lady friends with
whom he was holding a conversation be
cause of the difficulty experienced in
getting a drink. One of the young
ladies replied, "Well, why didn't you
drink water." The young man did not
answer as rapidly nor with as much
fluentness as is usual for hiin. "That's
w-wh-wh-what I m-m-mean, water."
A Democratic Rally.
Cedar Cheek, Aug. 10, 1888.
Editor Herald: We had the pleas
ure (Oof attending what they call a
democratic rally at Louisville last night.
We left Cedar Creek about half past
eight o'cIock.aud arrived at Louisville at
1) o'clock and proceeded up to town to
find the rally. After walking five or six
blocks alon what they call Main St., we
found a man and asked him where the
speaking was to be held. He told us to
go up to the next corner, cross the street
and go around the corner of the house
and we would find a pair of stairs to go
up until we saw a lantern hanging up
and go into the next hay loft and we
would find it We proceeded to follow
his directions and finally found, our way
Harrison On Pauper Labor.
Indian a poli.'-, August 10. Six thous
and visitors from Rush, Decatur and
Delaware counties called upon Gen. Har
rison tills morning. In reply to the ad
dress of the spokesman. General Harrison
made a short speech, calling attention
to the necessity for legislation in the
interests of the protection of an honest
ballot in Indiana. Later in the day two
more delagations arived from Delaware
and Decatur counties. In these dele
gations were alarge number of veterans
and colered men. In reply to the address
General Harrison gave his views briefly
upon the subject of pauper labor and
American wages. He said:
"The disastrous effects upon our work
ingmcn of competion and underpaid
labor are not obviated by keeping the
cheap worker over the sea if the product
of his cheap labor is allowed, free com
petition with the products of underpaid
labor abroad as well as against the com
ing to our shores of paupers, laborers
under contract and Chinese. These two
thoughts are twin thoughts, the same lo
gic supports both, and the republican
party holds them as a dual conclusion of
one great argument."
Seyeral of the boys of this city of
about the age of 10 years are about to
organize a juyenile T. A. M. society.
The first of a series of dances will be
given about the first of September. The
managing committee consists of Charley
Murphy, R. W. Cement and Will Stadel
mann. The society will conduct their
dances in a strictly private order and in
vitations will be sent out for each assembly.
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