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Pehuy S. Belmont 8 nomination as
minister to Spain was confirmed the other
day by the senate.
Tift Burlington route hud orders one
day last week for over a thousaud cars,
to move mc of this year's corn crop.
The Nebraska State Grange has been
in session at Hastings the past few day
and it is reported that they had a good
Jin. Ci.evki.axu has about decided to
cm to Eurooe at the expiration of his
term, where the atmosphere will lie mori
congenial for bim.
A Dakota paper suggests that it will
be time enough for congress to talk ol
admittim? Canada after the Territories
have been granted their rights. So say
Jin. Viiitxey has sent the new navy
all the way to llayti for a little practice.
There was no need of it as tlu state oi
Maryland will give the navy all it wants
at its oyster pirates.
"We have received a finely bound copj
of N. W. Ayer & Son's American News
paper Annual for 188, and it is one that
every vspaper man should have in hi.
movement on foot now to
tl6h it ini'th New York and Calif orni
i . v.iice four states out of the two. Ii
won't be done as we can't see as yet an
good reason for dividing the states.
The senate is proceeding with a con
siderable degree of speed, to the cousid
eration of the tariff bill. The democrats
can hardly contend now that it was in
trodueed merely for campaign purposes
A Kaxsas woman has secured a di
vnrop. from her husband on account ol
desertion, the petition alleging that he
went to temperance meetings six days
during the week and on Sunday went to
church. Beatrice Express.
The census of 1800 will be taken ir
about a year, and it will be taken under
tl.fi direction of the republicans. This
is another advantage to the county
which is the result from the big demo
rntio disaster of the Gth of last month.
. Tue report that the British Govern
ment has determined not to recognize Un
united States until after the inaugura
tion of Harrison indicates a very correct
understanding: of the fact that the present
Administration has ceased to have any
vital relation to the affairs of this
The Milwaukee Sentinel suggests that
the federal offices in the south should be
given to the best men in the republican
party in the south, white and black. Cer
tainly General Ilariison cannot afford to
recognize the color line drawn by the
brigadiers, and it is safe to predict that
he will not.- Bee.
One week from today is Christmas
and you all should remember the needs
of the worthy chanties. There are many
both in this city and county that are
needing help and are yet too proud to
ask for it. Open your hearts and give
to the poor and thus make both yourself
and them happy.
The southean statesmen are willing
that the white vote of that section shall
be divided only upon the condition that
the colored vote shall be suppressed.
That is to say, they do not so much ob
ject to the way in which the negro is
disposed to vote a they do to the fact
that he has the legal right to vote in any
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OUR OREGON LETTER.
Speeial Correspondent of the Hkkai d.
Great interest is being felt in the Gray's
harbor country, n section of the coa?t
region of Wasiirton Territory, rendered
tributary to Portland by steamer lines by
way of the ocean and the Columbia river.
It is one of the most promis:ng of the
newer regions being opened up to settle
ment, and as such, your readers will no
doubt be glad to have a brief descrip
tion of it.
Gray's harbor is the name of an inlet
from thePaci lie ocean, indenting the shore
of Washington Territory. The entrance
is between one and two miles broad, hav
ing a channel seven hundred feet wide.
carryitig at low tide, a depth of twenty-
two feet of water. The usual tides in
the harbor are eight to ten feet, so the
largest vessels, by crossing the bar at
high tide, may enter ami depart in safety.
Eaiptying into the; bay is the Chehalis
rivi'f, one of the most important streams
in Washington Territory. It drains an
area of two thousand square miles. All
streams have the choicest agricultural
lands along their banks, and take their
rise in the timbered hills of the interior.
Some eight years ago the attention of
lumbermen was attracted to the Gray's
harbor region, and operations were at
once commenced for the establishment of
saw mills, to prepare for market the tim
ber of tnat locality. With these move
ments, a rapid growth began. The prin
cipal town on the harbor, Aberdeen, lies
at the mouth of the Wishkah river, and
onlv four years aro last February the
first house within the present corporate
limits was built. Now it is a nourishing
town of a thousand inhabitants, and it
growing rapidly. It has four saw mills.
the a-rirresrate elaily output of which is
two hundred thousand feet of lumber, a
ship yard, three salmon canneries, and n
foundry and machine shop. The valley
of tli2 Wishkah extends back into the
interior many miles, and for fifteen or
twenty miles ui) stream ranchers are
located along the banks. The products
of the valley are. floated down the stream,
and find a ready market in the manufact
tiring villages on the harbor.
Montcsano, a town of about one thous
and inhabitants, is situated on the Cheha
lis river, fourteen miles from its mouth,
and at the head of tide water navigation.
There are two saw mills, a furniture fac
to! v. a brick kiln, and a larre salmon
cannery. The mercantile business is very
large, as it is the most important town
betw een the harbor and Puget sound
Sea-iroinsr vessels take carsroe3 direct
The climate is generally damp, but is
tnai ked by an entire absence of extremes
of temperature or moisture. This is due
to the proximity of the ocean and the
warm Japan current that touches this
cao.-t. Hops are among the most profit
able crops. Most of the fruits common
to t'c Pacific slope flourish in the Gray's
harbor country, apples, pears, cherries,
grap s, plums, prunes, etc. All Hit
farmers have more or kss fruit, and the
handsome specimens produced, indicate
the possibilities of that locality in the
fruit business. There are some nine mills
constantly cutting timber, -which is fur-ni.-li
d from the country along the
streams flowing directly into Gray's har
bor, and the daily output of lumber is
about half a million feet. This is ship
ped direct by water to ports in North
and South America, Sandwich islands
China and Australia,
principal timoer or tue urysHHwlc '.'""-i' " i Swtni-
harb r country is the fir, but spruce,
cedar, pine and such hard woods as oak,
maple ash, etc., are in the forests and ol
good quality for manufacturing pur
poses. The spruce grows to enormou
siz , some trees twelve feet in diameter
hayiag been cut, but their comparatively
short length brings their lumber yields
much below the average fir, which i
extremely tall, as well as of huge trunk
di '.meter. The spruce lumber has n
sp.-cial use for small boxes, because it is
fine grained and odorless. The cedar
makes excellent shingles.
Tiie chief fish of Gray's harbor is the
sal mond, and hundreds of men are em
ploy d in the work of catching and can
ning it. A company was organized this
year to prosecute deep sea fishing for
haliout off Gray's harbor, aud the pros
peels tor developing an extensive busi
ness ia this line are very flattering. The
fisheries of the North Pacific promise to
become of more importance than those of
the North Atlantic, and Gray's harbor is
so favorably situated with respect to
there fisheries, that it is likely to become
the New Bedford of the Pacific.
A number of railway enterprises sup
plying communication with this harbor
h ive been projected, but until recently
these schemes have been of rather in
definite character. The Tacouia, Olym
pic & Chehalis Valley Railway Co. has
been incorporated, to build a road up
the valley of the Chehalis, across the
Cascade mountains, forming a junction
with the Northern Pacific at Centralia,
and extending to some point in Eastern
Washington, with a branch from some
point to Olympia and Tacoma. Such a
.Cut lral anJ timber country, and
ve j,erpr ftCcess to one of the best
lway woull rjn th -ougti a surpassingly
joints on the Pacific c
CAUSES OF DEMOCRATIC DES
The most experienced and cicar-headed
odservers at the National Capital declare
that within the past f.niy or fifty years
the magnates of no beat, u party have
been so demoralize! and dishcaitcneel as
the democratic party chiefs and con
gressmen are at this moment. The lead-
ers do not consul', with their followers,
the member 4 of the two brunches of con
gress do not confer together, while there
is no consort of action in cither senate or
house in the initiation of any sort of leg
islation. Democratic senators sit dumb
and spiritless while their repub ican an
tagonists are passing their protectionist
tariff bill section by section. A show of
opposition, it is true, is made when the
votes arc taken on the provisions of the
measure, but it is of the most feeble and
Charh s Nordhoff, one of the oldest
and best known journalists in Washing
ton, and a democrat himself, calls the
democrats in congress a "mob," and says
"when a mob is beaten it does not pick
itself up." Testimony from other demo
cratic sources is of a similar tenor. Un
doubtedlv one cause of the democratic
apathy is the aversion and distrust wl ich
the party hA Is for the president. He
was never popular among his supporters.
Democrats voted for him in 1881 because
they saw that his candidacy offered them
a chance of restoration to power. They
voted for him for the sake of the spoil
and patronage which a republican can
didate weak in the pivotal state would
permit Cleveland to gain for them. And
now, when his defeat makes it safe for
the democracy to openly declare the dis
like and contempt for him which had
hitherto been concealed, the semblance
of discipline and coherency which the
party had previously maintained is cast
Another and perhaps the principal
cause of the democratic demoralization is
the hopelessness of the outlook for the
party. Before the next presidential elec
tion takes place the apportionment based
on the census of 181)0 will have been
made, and this will show a large relative
increase in the strength of the republican
sections of the country. The gain in pop
ulation in the north is greater than it is
iu the south, and this irain will he aug
mented b' the admission t statehood of
three or four territories which will
choose republican electors. Cast their
eyes in whatever direction they may, the
democracy can discover no sign of en
eouragement in the coming time. If there
is any ray of hope, for them in the near
future the party watchers on the lookout
are unable to discern it. Under similar
circumstances men with greater fortitude
and broader and grander philosophy than
the Clevelands. Millses, Carlisles and
Vests possess would fed something of the
same apathy ami discouragement .' 1
the democratic leaders experience to1.
GEN. HARRISONS POLICY.
The Grand Army Reviti" for ti.is
month publishes an open letter to Presi
dent Harrison elect regarding the rights
of union soldiers to public offices, anel
why they justly own the preference for
servants of the people. The Review in
the letter quotes the resolutions passeel
by the Veterans' Bights Union in 1S83,
wherein they declared:
Third, That in our judgment no veter
an soldier or sailor shoulel be eleuied a
mcm SO long as mere arc oitee-s nu is
fitted to fill, and no political party has
the right to proscribe these men.
Fifth, That equal capacity being as
sumed, snch men should have preference
in appointments under a government
where statute and patriotic sentiment
alike prohibit discrimination against
them in the yarious departments of the
The voters of a majority of these
United States haye this fall declared at
the polls that the union soldier was
worthy the support and honor of the
American people, anel that men from
union ranks should have their rights, by
selecting as a leader of our government,
a man from among them. And Presi
dent Harrison in his administration will
give the people a pure and patriotic form
of government and will honor those de
serving of It The coming president will
not deceive the people who have made
their ideas manifest by electing him, nor
will he forget the men of his kind whom
those who voteel for him love to honor.
In considering the popular vote given
in these columns of the IIeratd toelay it
should be remembered that Cleveland's
majorities are, as a rule, in states where
the republican voters were not permitted
freedom of action. In the twenty-two
northern sjates (counting Colorado) Har
rison's vote was 4,6Sil,lQ0, and Cleve
land's was 3,614,489; Harrison's majority
oyer Cleveland 4G9,6S Iu the sixteen
southern states Harrison had 1,333.393
votes, an Cleveland 1,920,737; Cleve
land's majority 5 7,364. The twenty
two northern states cast 7,696,657 votes
for the two leading candidates while the
sixteen southern states cast only 3,274,
150, or less than half the number cast in
the northern sv; tJ3. In tites casting 70
per cent of the vote Hani mn had a ma
jority over Cleveland of 470.G81.
AN EXTRA SESSION xNECES-
The democrats of the senate attempted
to defeat the tariff bill 6f that body by
their motion to lay it on the table. This
is an eyidence that the democratic party
in congress has not correctly interpreted
the people's voice as uttered a month ago
at the ballot box. A tariff bill, in any
shape in which it would be acceptable to
the people, can not pass the House as at
present constituted. The attituele of the
democracy in the senate proves this. No
sensible person can be any longer in
doubt on this point. The division on
the motion was virtually partisan, ami
there is no reason to hope that when the
bill reaches the House it will receive any
better treatment from the democracy than
it lias in the senate. The senate will pass
the bill, and that, too, it is probable, be
fore the holiday rececs, but it will be
killed iu the House. This will prevent
enactment of any sensible measure of
revenue reform this winter.
The necessities of the situation will un
doubtcelly compel President Harrisou to
call an extra session of the Fify-first
congress. Thesurplus.it is ti ue. will
probably be far less than Secretary Fair-
child's estimate, for that gentleman fails
to take into account the sinking fund in
his guesses at the excess of revenues over
expenditures in the fiscal year 1881). This
fund will call for between $45,000,000
and $o0,000,000 in each of the next few
years, anel this is a stated obligation of
the government which nust be met while
there are any funds in r.i i treasury appli
cable to debt payments, long as the
sinking fund law remains on the national
statute book. The deficiency appropria
tions also are heavy this year, and they
will asssist in bring thesurplus below the
secretary's figures. But making a fair
allowance for these items, the natural in
come can be reduced materially, with
profit to the country, especially when we
bear in mind that the surplus . already
collected amouuts to about $33,000,000
or $ 4,000,000. Henceforth, at least un
til the outstanding bonds become payable
at p: r at the option of the government,
there will be no popular demand to re
duce the debt beyond the sum called for
by the sinking fund. The revenue in
excess of this amount should be cut off.
All the reduction required can be made
without injury to any American inelustry.
It would be unwise to defer this reduc
tion to 1890. Globe Democrat.
TIIE REAL TARIFF SCARE.
There was another tariff scare in the
recent canvass besides that connected
with the fear of free trade.
The free tr.ielers themselves attempteel
to create a panic over the tariff through
the assertion that if it was not cut the
country would be plungeel into hopeless
elisaster through the accumulation of a
surplus. Yet the natural, certain, dem
ocratic way of guarding against such a
catastrophe lay through the abolition of
the internal revenue.
Now that there appears to be no sur
plus, no tariff scare of the free trade sort
is possible forsome time to come. Never
theless, the internal revenue should be
ONE YEAR CLOCKS.
An important improvement in clocks
has been shown the British Association
for the advancement of science by Mr.
W. II. Douglass. The new feature is the
torsion pendulum, which, with lever and
escapement, may be applieel to ordinary
works, and by its slow rate of vibration
makes practicable the conversion of an
eighf-day clock into one requiring wind
ing only once a year.
STANLE Y A PRISON E R.
The great explorer has at last been
heard from, and he is a prisoner in the
hands of the MahJi anel will, in all
probability, be killed unless England
acts quickly, as a letter from ,Osman
Digna states that if Sukin was not sur
rendered within a given time, both Stan
ley and Emin Pasha would be executed.
The elirect tax levied on the states in
1861 and 1S62 should either be refunded
by the government to the states which
paid it or the states which failed to pay
it should be compelled to call at the cap
tain's office and settle. The former plan
is the preferable one, but common justice
and fairness demand tliat the latter shoulel
be adoped if the other be defeated.
Mr. Cleveland will veto the direct tax
when it is presented to him anel it will
serve as another proof that the people
made no mistake when they elected
Harrison president of these United States.
The business men of New York City
one day last week formed themselves in
o an association to be known as the
." Business Men's Republican Association
of the City of New York.?' They elected
Mr. John F. Plunier their president.
The idea of the leaelers of the movement
is fljaf New York may be conyerted juto
a republican city. rfhe process must
necessarily be slow, and a vast amount of
editorial work will be required. The
new association is the outgrowth of var
ious business men's clubs that did effec
tive work in the recent campaign.
THE HA YTIEN CASE.
The alacrity of the admiiiUtration in
ortlering tdiips uf war against an insig
nificant country like llayti. upon what i-i
at best aelou'dful point of offense, has a
very absurd look when contracted with
the we-k and truckling policy which
was pursued toward Canada under cir
cumstances of a much graver character.
In the case of th J latter country, a direct
insult was given and a loaitive wrong
inflicted. The facts were beyond dispute
in every respect. Congress discussed the
matter thoroughly, and authorized proper
measures of retaliation. But instead of
accepting the chance thus offered to
vinelicate the national honor and protect
the interests of American citizens, the
administration dallied and trifled in a
fashion that was moit cowarbly and dis
graceful. It not only tailed to assert its
authority as directed by law, but it
proceeded t( negotiate a treaty which
involvetl a complete surrender of all the
claims and rights that should have been
defended at every hazard. In all the
history of our diplomacy there has never
been another such a shameful instance of
tame yielding to a foreign power. The
only explanation for it is to be found in
the fact that the aggressor was strong,
and that the administration was afraid
to risk the possibility of a war. This
view gains special force by reason of the
proceedings in the case of llayti.
This administration is epuick to assume
the aggressive when a small anel helpless
nation is to be dealt with.
It is not at all certain that we have any
cause of quarrel with llayti. She has
seized and condemned an American ves
sel, to be sure, but the circumstances of
the transaction are not yet definitely
known. The cejneleiuned vessel may
have been engageel, as reported, in the
transportation of insurgent troops, con
trary to the plain provisions of interna
tional law. It is not reasonable to believe
that llayti has knowingly anel deliberate
ly invited a conflict with the United
States. She is not in a situation to fight
even one of the smallest of nations; her
strength is taxed to the utmost by the
rebellion which she has on her hands.
There is no necessity for haste on our
The bluster and bravado of the admin
istration brings only reproach upon our
boasted love of justice and fair play.
It will be some years, eloubtless, be
tore the year 1S8S will he surpassed in
Plattsmouth by the amount of public im
proyement accomplished. During this
year of republican administration in our
city, sewer work and paving has been
elone eeiuai to any in l lie state, liut it is
not j'et time for rest, but to look around
and say "What Dt xt?" The grading
shoulel never be permitted to rest, but
shouid be carried on till our streets are
exactly what they ought to be; the old
creek heds where water has gathered to
the depth of several feet should be filled
by the city at the point of law, if it can
not be done otherwise, before January 1,
1889. Doubtless much of the siekness
in our city is due to these stagnant pud
dles, and if they are not done away with
soon, the springtime will come and finel
an excellent place to generate an epi
demic of no mild form. Plattsmouth is
proud of her improvements but it shames
her pride to have these creek beds full
of sickening accumulations. Every bit
of grounel along the sewer way should be
brought to the established grade, as
quick as possible, then a complete and
perfect drain will be h id and an epi
demic can not be laiel to the hands of
Ayer's Almanac for 1S89, published by
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass..
comes to us in the shape of a neat pre
sentation book of about five hundred
pages, being made up of numerous edi
tions calculated for the latitudes of many
lands. A score or more of nationalities
are addressed in their own languages in
this volume, and could they all be hc-arel
clamoring together for Ayer'a Sarsapa
rilla and Ayers Pills what a Babel
would break forth! Ayer's Almanac, in
its familiar yellow cover, has long been
known as the most accurate and reliable
of its kind; and if any one is ignorant ol
the superior merits of Ayer's medicines,
and suffers in consequence, it is not the
fault of this enterprising firm, who scat
ter their .'.'leaves" by the million, "for the
healing of the nations. !J Ask your drug
gist for Ayer's Almanac.
Atlanta Is In a slate of social upheav
al ovi?r the discovery that one of the del
egates to the Forestry Congress there last
week was a negrc, and that he was treat
ed, both in and out of congress, on the
same footing as a white man. Even at
the hotel where he stayed he was not
duicriniinated agaipst. What would have
lappeped had tle discovery been made
that he was of African descent before the
pongress adjourned, it is hard to poncei ve.
Now nothing seemingly can be done
except to take vengeance on the hptelr
keeper. Poor man! Life promises to b
made a burden to him, and it is possible
that he may be driven out of Atlanta, if
not out of the state.
THE OFFH'AL POPULAR
The following table, is compiled fr . i
the official re turn. fro nil tlm stati s.
It gives the yote iu each stutc ef tlm
elector at the head of the ticket, and for
this reason it in ty vary a few votes from
other like tables, ns it is well known that
voters, for unaccountable reasons, some
times scratih one or more electoral nanus
from their tickets. But the diserejianriei
are not great, and the table will be found
to bo as accurate as can bo prepared at
this time. We also give a comparison
with the vote of 1884:
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Cleveland's plurality on popular vote,
The total prohibition vote this year
was 24S.814, as against 150,::9 in 184.
The labor vote has not been fully re
turnee!, but it will amount to 140,000.
Tiieue is a curious grave in the ceme
tery at Dublin, Georgia, says the Inter-
Ocean, which has an interesting history.
In 1840 Georgia voted for William Henry
Harrison, and the people of Laurens
county were enthusiastic suppoiters of
olel Tippecanoe. When President Har
rison elied, iu 1841, a casket was interred
in the cemetery at Dublin, to the memory
of the president, nnd for many years the
grave was visited annually ami decorated
by the ladies of the town. Since the
war the grave has b ,-t n neglected, buf
the election of the grandson to the presi
dency has revived the interest in the little
The passage of the direct-tax bill in
the house by a vote of 178 to !)6 shows
that but little more than half the detno- -crats
of that body were oppi-sed to it, ,
altho'igh a small fraction of them suc-1
ceeded iu delaying final ncth.n upon it
forseveial months. The amendments
which the house adopted will compel
further action on it by the senate. Its
adoption, however, by both branches of
congress is now certain. The president
may veto if, but if he does it will delay
its enactment only one year at the farthest.,,
Sr Loos has made such progress in all
directions, the necessity of the erection
of an eleyated railway to give rapid
transit to all classes is becoming evident,'
and the benefits of such a railway to the
city are being vigorously explained by
an eastern company which is desirous
of having a franchise passed in their,
favor. The company offers the city
good inducements on their part, with
only a five-cut fare, and in all proba
bility St Louis will be the first western
city to have transportation by an eleyated
Bank clearances last week were 18 per
cent better, taking the principal cilira of
the country as a whole, than they were In
the corresponding week in 1n7. Out
side of New York City the increase was
33 per cenf. This is the best bhoitirm
that has been made in many weeks past.
Speculation is not brisk, but legitimate
business of most kinds is about as active
now as it has been in this season at any
time within the pat fear years.
Now it is the secretary of .state of
Tennessee who is exalting himself as the
possessor of a little bik-t authority.
Governor Taylor has signed the certificate
of election of Mr. Evans (Pep.) in the
Third congressional district, but " Secre
tary Allison refused to affix the seal of
the state. Such an expedient easr.
ong avail tq defeat the will of the peo
ple, and it will not prevent the rightfully
elected majority from controlling the
next house of representatives.
The direct tax bill was dsssp1 ltf
week by the house, by a vote of l t,, rw:
but, having been amended, it mut be re
turned to tha senate. All the nenfivp
votea were cast by democrats yet 40 dem
ocrats voted with the republicans iu far
of 'the bilj. It is 'the geperrd belief j'A
rashirgtoa that President Cleyelind
!1! vi-tn llift measure vt tiic ti II ! . n
.. - r. ., n
he elirect tax nuestion tn ii V;.l .
r 3 - - .'-. W II
for the next congress to settle.
If is now report cei that ti.e Americar.
navy has gone into dry dock t Key
West to get out f the way of th 'soli
tary Haytien gun boat, but it lack? ruu-firmation.
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