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Till: WEEKLY ViYMUA): PLATTS3I0UTII, XEISIMSKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1800.
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A ii:ai.i:ii in block propel ty the ice
I'i.attsmiiI l ii wll! soon be the best
liidited ( it v in tin w- f-t.
AVk h ive b-cn told that IMattsmouth
will h-ive a new 15. & M. depot in lsuO.
'n H AND l.-I.ANti is inakillir d- spi i ate
efforts to secure th-Misf-'uri I'acilic.
find yet She is cl inioiine; jor siaieuoou.
The r.u.i.s i'li v Journal even deigns j Vve want two more at once, :ind will wel
to giye IM.i'tsuuuth its jusi d ? but it I come as many am re as we can get.
is in the plates. j Plal t-.ui.no h will be oc of the great
FKi;a ..KV came in like a l imb and
prom m-s to go om like a lion, as the old
Tin- oliice will receive contributions
written on both sides - if they be well
indorsed bank checks.
Tin: crying ne.d of fMttsmout h yes
terday was s-hoy lers of mud; toa.'V
snow shovels are iu d- ui md.
Wnv is it that IMattsmouth does not
have better train service and lower ra ts
to the Iowa tide and vice versa?
Sri'ixo cleaning time will soon ie here
nnd a few touches would not bj amiss
.re the buys in blue meet with i s.
lMl'UtA lOlKM'J In IMatt-ll'.oUth for
lS'.'O are uiub r way, nu ! the year will be
f)iie of the most wondirlul in ii 1.: ory.
PahuoTI-M is still up t:) tile par, ju.g- I
in-.r by the way Washington'- I i 1 1 1.iii v !
J ' I '
was cck-brat-al in C'liii.'go -o;-l clsewln-r
A Cilr.wiNo ( I'M manufacturer in Kigui,
IHiuois, tailed last Fii.liy. He v
chewed i p iy the banks that held hi?
Many citiz us will gladly hail the day
when t nc il-ctric cars are once more a
convenient uiul not transitory mo.le-of
Tin: Mormons and the late election re
turns are at variance, ami they threaten
to cunte-t. but. they'll do nothing but
"Montana was stolen!" shrieks tin
democratic Chicago Ib rald. TheIIer;dd
is mistaken, thou.h it would not be if it
had its wav.
An em:;;ant chiid. enlivened by a life
portrait of Gen. II. II. Livings-ton, deco
rates the er.-t win-low of S. & C Mayer's
AtTKll a delay of five weeks the re
publicans ami democrats of the Iowa
legislature have compromised and are
ready for bu-int-s.
niiN ou write to fiitnds in the i
advise ihem to come west andrtnp;.: i
Plattsmouth . The rtst of the btate any
Le s.'cu from here.
'I'm: IIi:hvi.i i ; now tli . Uici.-il .,ir ,
nt' the city aii' I cniin'y, n but of whiih
' readers an. I advi-ilis Is should take ad -1
y ant'i'c of at once .
El l.ei l:' I I V
i i r i,,. the
powei I.. hind tn- tlnoii- whi. h will ki- ) ,
lil- in I'l il l-nioiit h ami i'ii-li her In tin
fife (ll X-I)M k a I ill- .
'11 1 j . (h.inipion wing. -hot of America
islr. J. icck. Ina m itch of fifty live ,
pigeons In- won the American hi cup ; cxi'ting, (lovt rnor Mellette made an ap--!
from Fred In hat bafajiite, Indiana. pe.d for a ilon.tio!! of .j.",000 from
i 1 i without the state. Commenting on this
i It is a gi-nd thing for I'i-atsntouth to action of Governor Mellette, Senator
j say that Inr ow n ine
I puL I UI I i! uiv and c
hauls wete a!.!.' to j
o. ts in one of the j
I -t (ij'iijip'ed ami liiii
hotels in tin:
Wi: have n ' care w heter South Oun ha j
iniiei-s, or does not, solicit tic pi' sent j
j I'l it'.-uioui h ii ii'ii'iii proves a -riii I sue- '
Ce-s. ami tlie lair tins Itil is i e i ( r i n in j
vci'bt foic j
I ';. Al I -Mul'l II will in 1 "boom'
vi ar but lie ie w ill I'- mor- money-
li. re i.i pnblie and piiv-itc improv lie nts
liioi in any' otli r simdir s'. M town in
! il- i-a.-! i 1 II I'll t i I t lie st ate.
moii i h h
li. A: .M.
i 1 1 o
n-ver h-d an v railr mil but ihe
Now if it u'li'm- tin 'I. V. it
will be i ii
a t' ather in its cap, ami we
it will iret ir. A ii burn l'o.-t.
Thi: vi hi U '.',:) will uiuloulit. dl v be a
prominent one in laiiroul building. ;
Ivich day the pn -s "Jv
notice of aiti-
cles of iiieo' o! -ition 1) -inn filed for
some new road in si it. or ti iiitory.
'T i.ovk hi y country and wish to serve
j her," said the duke of Oi leans ; and his
i Coiin IV took him ut his word and ave
him th- .,'ia;ni irivil'-e of s-rvin-; her
two rears in its well built penitentiary,
Tim-: decorations in IMattsmouth nn-exipl-ite
iilnl tin v Iconic r.ccorded th
veterans is mo-t hearty. This is but n
s iinpl- of what may be ixpectid ne.
winter when we In ve th- district cncainj)
Tur. rub s ju-t adopted bvthehou.-i of
resi nt it i ve- w ill probably be allowed to
pitv .il, iii their leading feature's, in sub
Sequ-nt houses. In one respect at least
his ill have been an epoch making
Ho v;: w aiit iiij' more railroads? Yes,
r.iilro id and manufacturing towns of
.astern N hra-ku.
Tin: Nebraska Ciiv IV.
sp ice to explaining
fr. ight n.'Hi ri . ir n-.'-j-r-iiion si In me,
which i i ni i'le i If cti ve w ill be of anion!
value to PlattsU'oulh, as well as to all
Nebraska and J.av:i.
1 i. '. T ,
ii railroad town and
j tnere ,s no reason, pra. t iddly, way i aci-
I tie .Itiuetion sl.'ouul not lie Ilel- lll-Iciil ol
Tile Work CoUld be fully lib
in ie and tin- hands have much
betU r acci'innioilarions.
y-fU Dakota has two bills in its
SuUa U and l.'Ul.-l it ;r that will jeio-. cud
are cotible One is the adoption of the
Au-trdiin billot system, and the other
put- :'. boiii y on production of potato
starch and be- t root u.' ir.
ivi-.L.".i:',', recently deceased, has
Hijeix in il fiom tli- For. rih con
-re-si-.). i d district in 1'enn -yl va ni i by
C'n-re--!;i:;n ele;i Ii - I mm, who go.s to
- iu-ton liaeki'i Ivy a reiiublic.-tii ma
f mote I li-iji i-i- ht thoijsapd.
Mi 'NT IIor.il, a reput-it -le citizen of
O-oe county, who is eh n-ed by Clara
jl-witr. a i. tun--tie in Ins family, with
b. ing iin. ?,;:!(.' of h- r chili!, declares
liimseit' innocent, and v.;i:, &i. he eays.
oladly prove it at his trial in xt w eek
(' n n an molders ot public opinion
are at a loss i.j ;u :.-'oii tor the sti ady
imiiO'aiioii of ilesirabh- ciiii list rro.u
tint country t the Unit, d S:atis. 1 he
m itt' r is very simple to a Nebia;k an. It
i.. iv-r -lelighlful climate that attracts
It is seldom tint plenty of purchasers
with ready money cannot be found to
Luj an institution that is making money.
The Union Ferry eo'npiiiy whose boats
ply between Xew York an-i lirooklyn,
has Pcently hem purch i.-ed at double
t!u face value of the shares.
Tn r. river and h ubor bill v.ouhl be
welcomed in die house at this time in
order to give the democratic press an op o the sugar, iu sde its cultivation profit
portuniiy to vary th m n'.tuny of its j abb , and gi v. n employment to tens of
i carping strains. J,- the way th- re was.
i'l-ce upon a time, an .appro. r ion of a;
to iv pdtry do!lais for the improvement . this great industry Beenis almost bound
ui tuc river Uout ui l iatUuiuUiU. Icfsia its pc-.;Liiitics. Chicago Tribune.
THE toUTH Ua ho r situai ion
Tic friends of Govunor M. Ilitte of
South Dakota, an- .1 riving no little
amusement from the "hedging prneess"
now going fniwaid with Senator 1 Vlli ;
grew ami his followers. The cnuditiuii
of nflm may In summai i. d as follow :
u -100)1)0 will I..; n quired to
; provide grain and seed for III drought j
i u 1 1 reis. I'ndi-r tin :-l ite i "iistitutiou I
! as i ;ilel p; et i d by the stl'ililne court, In i-
ther the state nor any county or tow a caa
futni.-h this grain. Tnese cii cumsiance.s j
Pettigrew said: "The statements and j
aet . of Governor Mellette are ill advised
to :- iy the least. To lower our dinnby
so far as to n-rr for seed fjruin is indeed
a burning -h;tnii"'' and the Sioux falls
I'ri -s, S nator I'etl iijrew's home oi'Ljaii,
aid in editorial headlines over the same
mailer. "Tin- Crank Anain :" '"(Jovenior
. 1 1, 1 1 e Mill Ounui'' llimsell ill the
En of South I)ikot,tns."
(t.ivernor Mell-'te's friends were con
tent to remain piii t under tin se unjustiti
abb- .and. coiisid t l i n their source, uii---lat'lul
ii s-it ii ui-, and were aware that,
lime would fully vindi'-ate the action of
the executive. That vindc ition came
even sooner than expected. Tin position
of Seii iter lVtt i-jrew wis almost univer
sally condemned by tin: n publicans ol
the state, an i the pcop'e, rce;;ir(llcss of
polities, rallied to the support of the
ooy. rnor. Les- than tw o weeks from the
date of its tir-t outbreak ii j t i M.-t the erV
i i noi 's policy, the Sioux Fulls l'icss f-a vs
I' iiiorialiy in its i-sue. Monday: "The
problciu of securinjj public help for those
! i i i ...i . ... t .1 : .i: l .
who nec(i ?eeu w in ai ia mosi uiiuciui
'I'he sujir- ine court has decided that
n-ith-r the state nor county or town can
assume any obli-ja ion in the matter. It
iias nil alon4 been adinilted that In lp for
procuring seed and feed i'ain would be
j m-cessary ; aiui u now ine means ror i ur j
j nishi-:-; this t'nroim'ti public channJs is j
found to be cut off a ;rnve emcrt-ency
confronts the peod';." And Senator
rcttircw hurries into print with an iu
t rviifw in which he says he didn't mean
anything by his criticism, find then
launched into a praise of Governor Mcl
h tte that is almost fulsome in its ;ene-ro-it
v. A ud the governor's friendssniile
and say il is rathe." dangerous business to
attempt to make political capital by in
.lietiiiL; a public officer on a charge of
philanthropy when the case must be tried
lief, iv i: jury of people.
The liuiis . has pa-s-d a joint resoluti
uilnii'iiuig that Uextituilon exists in mn i
jiorti uis of tiie state, and that the farm
ers must be given seed wheat by private
and public, subscription. The resolution
declares that under the provision of the
coiistiiutiou the tcace and counties are
powerless to render aid, and that all help
must conn- from the outside. ThewlK-i-mat
er is placed in the hands of Gover
nor M.-ilette, who will appeal to the ea':1".
and particulatly to those sections of ti.
ci;-l whic h litand in IcoO business rdu
tiou the state .
Wiinx the voters of the Fifth ward
come up to the polls to ballot for coun-
ilmen Aprii tir-t, it may xs well to re
member that perhaps representatives in
j 11K,m;,(.r th(lt v,.tuxls representatives in
the city council are now responsible f-r
! .c.-ir 1 ,eL ,.t ri..-,r..,nu,llinn in llnit i,a:h'
The votes of the Fifth ward, almost to a
man had sinned a petition to Mayor
Kichey to have appointed two council
m n o represent the Fifth ward in the
o. ices ut J. j, csiinpsoii it, id 1j ife O'Ntjil
Kii I he was Very considerate on Monday
nigiit to set a.-ide partisanship and ap
imnit J. I). Tutt, and J. L. Minor
two representatives of the democratic
i'ait'i. Who 'cfused to vote tor conri
matiou? I'our democrats. Mr. McKay,
a m t r. w hose political faith no one pres
ent w. s able to give positiv l', was a
third nominee. Who refused to confirm?
Four democrats. Mi O.llcn, O'Connor,
i-d Jones yob d "nay" straight, yvhiL'
on one occasion Brcken (eld traded ''n;iy"
for "aye" with Ilemple. Messrs. Murphy,
Siiipman uucl Stli-bury supported the
mayor ic-iirdh ss of political diffei nice,
and in honor to the rights of the Fifth
ward. Of course !, object 'nj parties
Lad a reason. It -.- that tiie spring
e'eetion was only six v.c !;;- ah -.-d and
they would save the city ah. i.r. sixteen
dollar councilmen's fees. Thio is a purely
Uemoei Hiic idea of public i conomy, orig
in il x. itli them and w ill always stay with
taein. rut the Fifth ward people w'll
r g! t the matter with their democratic
fiiiuds at the polls in "six et ks."
Ai.heady more than In-if the worid's
u-ar is derived fiom European beet root.
Science, chemistry, and mechanical skill
have Combined to transfer the habitat of
a prime necessity f.f life fiom the tropics,
w here only it w:i-. supposed it could he
produced, into : lie northern latitudes,
c-cieiice h issiiov. .i the way to prepare "he
soil for i'. Ins overcome nil the median
icul problep-c i.ee.ssiry to the extraction
th msa' ,ls ( wage earners, ana 'his with-
in the 1 :?t i , my years. The future of
Till-: distance from Nebraska to Chicago
js ui ,.ut Hye liuiilrcil miles, yet the i atcs
,,( t aiispoi latum Ironi Nebraska to Chi
, :l,r,, are two ct nts more per hundred
t hmi ' hey are from u point 11 thousand
inil'M'ist of Chicago to that city. Thf
rates on corn from Nebraska to Chicago
an: 6 Kiut 't c nts per hundred, or cts"
mere Per hundred than they Were In-fore
t,,: iatcistate t omnierce law wild into
eil-c:. 1 hi Id out ly the railroad
!aeii aid the railroad organs that tin:
.,u.r mid short haul clau.se of the new
niw the cause of this. It has been the
cans' in this way: The law has been ob
no.i 'Us to the railroad managers, and
lliev propose to make it odious in the
.A uf the people of the Wci-t by
cie;i ing the Imig haul rates. The long
haul rates were not inc reased by the rail
macs us a matter of protection to thcin
selv'S to saye them from losinir on the
short haul business. The long haul
rate-could have been left tit what 'hey
v. ere bt foie the law was passed, and the
railroads would, doubtless, have still
iicide a reasonable per cent on the capi
ta' invisted. Why were not t lie long
haul rates increased in the e.i-t as they
were in the west? There are two reus lis
why th-y were not. One is that compe
tition is sharper in the cist than it is in
tin west, and an other, and perhaps
-troe-er reason, is that the men who own
the ladioads of the west are east .-rn cap
italists who have large property interests
in the east, and who are then-fore on
Ceined in preventing a depression in
business in the suction where their prop
erty interests lie. That is why the west
is made to suffer from the efforts of rail
road managers to make the law odious,
and in doiny which tin y hope o procure
its repeal. Iiut the wefct, notwithstand
ing the fact that the new law on account
of its defects has co.st dearly, does not
want it repealed. It has established a
principle which they want to see main
tained at whatever cost or hazard,
vi.. That railroads are sub
ject to government control. There is no
necessity fur making concessions, com
promises or agreements. Justice ami
right can make no compromise with wrong
and oppression. What the uronl -jf 'llt,
west ask, is that the law be cured of its
defects. That it be unleaded, not by re
pealing cci tain portions of it and making
it nugatory, but by so strengthening it
thnt it will prove ar. i ffectual safeguard
to the people against the exactions of the
railroads. The inter-state commission
should be given more powir. The board
1 r 1'iroiKl commissioners ot this state is
, Lhe pov.er to uiisciutety fix or re
duce t ue rates wnen tney are maniiesiiy
unju t. Why should no1 the inter-state
commission be given such power, if nec
essary to render the inttr-titate layy e?tec
iive ; 'ihe liepub'ncin believes that
eastern capitalists should have a reason
able per cent upon their invstrrcnts in
iv- stein railroads, but it does not believe
that they should be permitted to rob tl!6
people. Why should not the railroads be
reouired to make a sy.'orr. report of their
earnings, running expenses and capital
stock invested ? Sworn statements are
required of banks, and railroads being
common carriers, why shoved i'ney not
a-o be rcquhed to make reports ? From
these reports the inter state commission
could ascertain the dividends the western
raiiio.ins yvcic paying eastern capitalists,
and if it were given the power, and cir
cumst mces would warrant it, they could
require of the railroads to make out new
scheduUs, giving to the p..ople oi the
v. e.-i as good long haul rates as they
do tlu cast. This would be justice, and
that is all the people of iuo west ak. Tiie
rere-'tit dives from the west in congress
should u-e their best endeavors to secure
an amendment to the law that will give,
t ) their sonstitu nts the relief soucdi" f :".
It itity rail to do so their constituents
will append to their political "record, tit
the on 1 of their present terms: Mi ne,
men- t -kel upharisni. Beatrice Repub-i-C.ie
Pos'l MASTKK Gl"XEHAL WaXAM.VKKH
has given new proof of his devotion to
i lie interests ot the public service by his
individual off r of twelve gold medals
to the clerks in the railway mail seryice,
i levi n "-cpri-seiitatiyi ly for the best gen
eral it-cord in the eleven divisions, for
the y ur bSOO, and the twelfth for the
greatest distribution record. These signs
of personal interest and good will have
a distinct yalue in encouraging faithful
and efp.cieLt work, and are of larger ben
efit to civil service reform in increasing
th -r number of palpable proofs of the
superior claims of experienced employes
to promotion, - compared with the de
mands of spoilsmen for patronr.ge .
Tnr.r.K is a possibility that tiie pontoon
bridge will be placed over the Misouri
lure even sooner thin the !-; months in
which Mr. Enoch expected to build it.
The profit in pontoon bridges, and their
use bt coming popular has already at
ti acted the mu-niion or the ingenious
iuventor who has set about to cast me
talic pontoon". A recently dated letter
fiom Mr. Enoch stati s he has a proposi
ti n under consideration for metalic pon
to'.ns, which can le furnished qu'eker
tLm wooden ones, with safety appliances.
riicre in no excuse for the intui who
a tax, except he lacks in ,
true indepi mlent go verninentid knowl
edge. No government can exist with
out a revenue and if that reyei lie can be
raised without tax'ng the property or
products of its peojde, one very difficult
problem has In t n sol veil . Om govern
ment has undertaken to i!o this and at
the same lime protect its own citi.-ns in
manufacturing everything possible with
its own labor, thus are those who desire
to patronize foreign lands and manufae
turns for goods that are fully as good
and made at home, enabled to furnish a
large share of this revenue, and lhe cost
of the home in.'ide articles is not increased
thereby. Then we maintain this mag
nanimous difference from Great Britain
we place no tariff on articles which
cannot he produced at home thus re
moving the la.-t film fiom the eyes of
those who would see the tariff a tax.
The democrats have howled t hiin-cl vi s
hoarse ovr this very thin doctrine of
"tarilT is a tax" and are now vainly en
deavoring to make the people believe
that the tariff bugbear, as thev term it
for want of sutticicnt knowledge to
tin rwise explain, is responsible for the
pi a sent business depression, hen i very
thinking person knows that it ison'.y this
"tinkering" with the tariff that has
c niseil so much c ajilt d to be locked up
in vaults" or inyisted in bonds rat her than
eXjieiidid iii in iliU f ic! ui i ng intcipii-.es
vhieii would employ labor. Twcnty
thri : te.oi'tiis of .1 -a :i iub: cannot
u ido four years of demoi ratio misrule
and free trade fratricide.
Winn citizens of the United Stites
vote as they shot and act as they talk the
go'.d days of the long ago will be here,
the tariff regulated and the American
citiz n enjoyiiiii his full freedom.
TKOU SHaLT WOT.
Under this luad the Chicago Inter
Oce.ui wades through Mr. Medill for one
of hi." f ree trade speeches. It says :
'"Thou shn.lt not bear false witness
against" the struggling tradesi,n and
manufacturers of thy country. To Mr.
.TCocp'li Medill this ti mir. udmciit spec
ially is !ldrcised, wiiU assurance that
whensoever he does the Inter Occam
will appear as counsel for the falsely ac
cused persons, and will make Mr. Joseph
Medill's false accusation to be a hissing
and a byword among pat riots. Mr. Me
dill list appeared as a false witness
against his countrymen, and uno- btiialf
of the Cobder; clii'o, of I.ondi u, en
Wedn -sday, February 1ft, l.sUO, on which
day, and in his Cobden club's Chicago
Tribune, he did falsely tJL-tiry in words
and figures r,d follows, towit ;
A :."u;e.le i liustratiun will show the effect
which tin advance in tho MeKiuley hill will
have Ta!.e ttife white granite ware so largely
used by farmers. A full net now elli for 00.
ori?3oll f rcash. The items which make up
the costs are :
Value ot goods., fi si
u". les Da per ceat , 11 50
Package and in'acd neiyiit C oi
HoiuU frelL'ht 4 75
Total $.".l !-
If a duty of 55 jier cnt is chanreil on the
value of lacliai-s and inland freight that will
ue s.3 :30, tlms adding 2S jier cent to the amount
of duty now- paid.
Moved by this tab; of woe, inquiries
promptly were instituted.
Messrs. I'itkin &, Brooks being asked
to show a full set of w Iiite granite ware
suitable for, and as such is generally used
by, farmers, did so ; and in answer to in
quiry us to price, replied,
What a falling off was there, my
Asked for a better article than that
shown i.t S;1S per full set bearing the
brand of "Johnson & Co., England,"
sets at $20. !?'2, and .i4 were prcducd.
But $20 was state;! to be the fuM aver
age of price paid fo a full set of white
J-Jfam.to ware, "so largely used by farm
ers," us Mr. Medill blandly says.
Twenty dollars, the reader will observe,
' is just fifty cents less than the sum which
Mr. Medill fixes as the amount of tariff
duty and package and inland freight.
The sixty dollars which Mr. Medill fixes
as the price of one set of white granite
ware, 'which farmers: so largely use,"
really is more han the price of three sets
of granite ware, at retail. Probably a
reduction on even that price would be
made to a purchaser of three sets.
Very elegant sets of English decorated
wsre cun be bought for half of what Mr.
Medill, r.s Cobden club's wdtness, states
to be the price of plain white granite,
and French decorated ware is to be had
as low as forty dollars per set. Mr.
Medill may taite these truthful figurej
into consideration Bud painfully remem
ber that it is written, "Thou shalt not
bear false witness."
The Nebraska City Press strikes a
melodious chord in the harp of every
Nebraska juror in the following : "We
have spoken f the a- tion of the Ken
tucky legislature in proposing a law to
toir. ;1 circuses ',- produce what they
adv. rtise, and we comm- nd it as a ood
s ep on the part of the legislative branch
of the government. We are gl id this
morning to be able to call attention to
what seems to be an equally laudable
movement on the part of the judiciary, ;
There is a case in the courts in New j
Y,.rk City hi which the murmur of h
certain theatrical enterprise now current
ut one of tlm city pUy-houses is the cle
femlaiit. In this play, or upcctaclc, or
exhibition, or whatever it may be called,
if we are correctly informed, the actors
are largely recruited from among the
ranks of the hofter sex ; and again, if we
haye not been deceived they
are for the most part young
and prepossessing mid indulge nightly in
a number of extremely inten Hting dunces,
marches, etc., in short, if we have not
been grossly imposed upon, the enter
tainmcnt is one which the average man
would look upon with favor. Now tin
innovation is this : It its proposed, to
the end that the jury may return an en
lightened verdict, to send them, in charge
of the proper officers, to the theatre Home
evening that they may see the w hide per
formance. It occurs to us that a system
wholly wrong has been pursued in ihe
past treatment of juries. With a round
of base ball, comic wperas and banquet-
we believe that there will be no more
trouble in securing jurors. Let the legis
latures of the various states make an aj
propriati n each year for entertaining
grand and petit juries, and there will bo
a greater scramble for the position of
juror than there is for g-.vernineut placet
An exchange says we ull get weary.
The business man with his cares, disap
pointments and struggles; the statesman
wilh ihe ingratitude und lack of apple
ciation in his constituents ; the fv.riner
with the paras'res and biirnacit'S whicle
at'ach to and feast on his Substance; the
laborer with his plodding toil and slow
progress in reaching the goal of hi:- am
bition - uu humble home ; the house-wife
with her humble, domestic duties, the
cares of those about her. We all have
our share of life's burdens : we all i'?c,
if we arc fairly good wairiora a the
battle of life, scores of sorrows und
h 'art-aches. The trouble is, that eacb
intep.t on self, has no care for the other
and so we go. -u jostling each other in m
road too rough of itself, until discour
aged, disheartened and over burdened
we lay down our loJ-.d, and mother eartlt,
the best friend we eyer had closes over
U. and the last act in what to thy world
has been a comedy of errors w committed.
'. . '7 J J
Tur. position, of Speaker ltr-cd, nn ihe.
quorum question iimyes the. New Bep'.b
t ic to make the following observation,
which, though v.oc intended as such, is a
compliment to the speaker and bin party:
''Who ever heard before of a demoeri-t
getting mad because he was counted in
It has been the custom in emigre t(
declare a bill off unless a quorur.i voted
on it one way or the other, when tho
minority wanted to sto;- it passage of a.
bill they refrained, iici;. voting, and thu
brole tLe iiorui,. But now Speaker
Beed Counts those who yote and thos
present not Voting, a ad declares ther
is a quorum prisent and the bill
passed. And that U what tiie democrats
are mad about. They don't want to be
counted in. We aie gl id to see signs of
moral life in either of the old parties.
Heretofore, how not to d anything ha.-.,
been the chief study."
Oxk of the jrop-rieiors of the Louis
iana lottery .vi-. has. amassed a great
fortune iiUk it has be a sued upon a
( cii.'.i.i of S"2.0o0(b0o, of which amount he
is charged as having defrauded his co
workers. Grover Cleveland is his at
torney. It always h is been a drujoc atic
institutiou the crea'ur j or & democratk
state and the TZHit charge that repub
licans -.nc- ii'.i-.g to foist it on Dakota is
fchov.'h to be falsa from the fact that
those most active in the mat'er were
leading democrats. A single democrat
in the Dakota legislature was alone in
his opposition as far as his party was
concerned. The republican governor
was its opm and avowed enemy, and the
power and influence of the administra
tion was turned against it. In justice
to the press of both parties it may be
s tid they unit, dly opposed the iniquity
being fastened upon Dakota.
Tue Wisconsin Central road is a third
our- to withdraw from the inter-state-commerce
railway association, but that
fact causes ao surprise for the reason that
it was expected. The Northern Pacific
road, controlling the Wisconsin Central
and anxious to fight the Northwestern
Union Pacific compact, naturculy is re
sponsible for the withdrawal. Whether
other lines witdraw or not will cut
figure to speak of, for the reason that tho
association has long since lost what th&
public has had, its grip. The association
can not be effective with a number of
iinportaut lines righting it, or preventing
it from doing what it started out to do.
The Hkkald is in favor of any enter
prise that will benefit Plattsmouth people,
and, as citizens have secured po many
public gatherings for this year we believe
it to be the best season in its history for
thorough and systematic advertising,
Beside that this is the best location in.
t-he state for a few good factoriea. WilU
the board of trade put forth an extra
effort in this direction.
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