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WEESLt GERALD: PlAtT!
RCS 20, 1800.
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URSDAY. MARCH 20, 1890.
Louisiana lottery drew a blank in
Utah legislature feels the effect of
k1 and has passed some
fiolesome and ranrh n tl-l laws.
Mr. Cannon of Ill:nois. gave Ex
Uikcr Carlisle some solid shot in th-
us of r pn-g. ntati v s yest rday, that
that gotistic g i;tl Hum som
T iarg-lv d-( nds. whthtr Hns n.
Emu-, O r.lrr or Mdl r wi'l r ct iv
dc-np'Cr iiic nomination for city
Uurer, on who n kes ? !- win st bank
ran City of Mexi ie ti have a $2.-
n.OOO hotel, the fiiuft on the Amtricnn
itinent Th- southern republic mu-t
waking tip since the infusion of
ittlc Yankee Idood.
At BlacK It wk. Arkansis, tin water
I'm the Mississippi is six f et deep in the
eets of the city, while r New Orleans
hacks and street car9 have given
i Tt the skiff and fl tt bout
HE president of the French R-publie
again formed a new ministry. A"
pglish monarchy is chsen to the peo
e, more stable and more patriotic than
is s call d "French Republic."
If any of our lady readers are not al
eady acquainted with that pioneer
V domestic journals, The Household,
bey would do well to try ir four months
pr only fifteen cents, as offered in nnoth
mr. Reioert, of Mfcrysville.K-nturky,
hile giving a banqu-' to his triends
m account of his recent appointment ss
:ial p n-iion ex miner, was s ized
a fit of coughing ana died ia his
tit atthe 'able
oubtedly a fact that with the
ara and the rate agitation by
rmers the plissouri Pacific will not
uild their road This vear unlefs the right
Jof way is given th-m. The bonds must
carry in order t do that.
"Seven northern democrats dodged
ii vote o'i the CaU-F athertone con
fst. They could not hring th mseivi s
indors? the frauds by which Cate
laimed his seat, and did not want to
favor of s ating a republican:
Frank Leclie's and
i back f A proposed exploring
'ion t A laKka. Th- government
l-sist. The primary tjctor tni"
kh for information is to penetrate the
rntry lymg b tween th Copper md
';n riversin central Alak i. h stretch
iiany thousnnds of square mil 8 never
trod by a white man. E H. Wells,
utern newspaper writer, will be at
aieadofthi) exj)e.1iti.n ItiSfXpei?-
'consist- nf a c .moawn I t Mi'iim r
chich lie. travel -d 2;000 mih s in the
ids of the Br'tiah northwi-t t-nt-iry.
ft h ss also ni ipp d oi.t f-r th' U'-i?d
States a nnmle-r ot . m rs in c ntrai
Ipt-ka previously nr.knonn. Another
m'w r "f the xoedition will b- Alfred
r-Shsi?z. t rm r1v assikt'int fitroP'-m r
. t-h pv Oiw votorr, and f" the
ss-c; Jfeu. y rk Lwtpap- r
THE IIC1 XTVXAnKET.
It ia Very appiN jjmt at the present
time the resultsof farming in this country,
are very unsatisfactory, Dot for lark of
lo ntt-ous crops, hut for want of remun
erative prices. The foreign mark ts where
our mirpl g pr ductbms have in former
year ben sold, liave been largely closed
to us, by imports from India and other
half civilized countries where cheap land
and cheaper labor permits production at '
prices with which we can net compete.
We are therefore com elled to find markets
at home, and by intelligent management
so diversify our production?, and adapt
them to the prevailing demand, that fair
or remunerative prices may be secured
and maintained. Poor prices f r farm
products would not be our only complaint
at th time were it not for the beneficent
effects of the tariff; we would from the
transfer of manv of the large factories
from a country where Money is worth $
to England where it is only worth 3
lose a large part of our home market, and
the consumer that is so necessary to our
well being, and at the same time be com
pelled to send lrge quantities of our
gold out of the Country, to buy man
It is self evident that a country which
was selling but little abroad that must
export gold to pay for th b dance of
trade that stands against it, would from
that condition have but one final result,
first a panic on account of the scarcity
of money and then a falling off in 'he
imports until no gold would be required.
If it be true (hat a man who buys none
of the comforts of life because he has no
money is better off than the man who is
able to buy what he needs, then would
we as a nation be better for a monetary
panic that would bankrupt the country.
hat we need now since cheap land
hs flooded the continent with proJurers,
ruining prices for commodities heretofore
considered profitable to produce, is first
and above all else, an increased demand
h- re at home where India cannot com-p-
ti ; a home market; more practical
common sense legislation and less atten-
tion to the visionary sophistry of the free
tradt-r whose theory stripped of its ver
hinge is that a man can lift himself by
pulling on his own boot straps.
The war of the d- niocratic party which
is now fquiiiily cotr.mitttd on this ques
tion, is war on the home ra irket, th-
lu iiii stay of our fiii'iiici d inilependt nc ;
and shoulrl be met by vigorous -ction on
tip ari of r-1 uhlic-aft., as th- actu d
cause of -ur low p ie. s is sm-hv timet lost
Sijjit of I J the liKDM ill hii. alixi" ty to
b tt !' hi.-. c'i.t.liti.n.
THE KinST AMER CAN TIN.
Tli firt bl -ek of tin pnx'in ed troin
n Am riCiin Tin mine has reached th--
ttire i the Am- rie.n Tin Plat Asori
atl(. ft PltttsbuiiJ. Ill plrf f tin
v :lia 2- poun-is -Hid was tiken from a
tip deposit near Heiumsa, S. Dak., by
the Olendah- Tin Company. Tn- latter
romp'tny has. during the last fortnight,
stat ted ita work and is producing tin
daily. The block received was th- first
m ad-an 1 sent t the above association
hyspx-ial arrangement. The product
of the II rniosa works will be put on the
maiket within the next six y days. The
eost ot producing ihe tin in the form
of pien is $2 . 15 n pound. The Cost of
producing the tin in Cornwall, Eng., is
$ 4.-I4 a ::ound. It is stated that uu En
gii-h eonc rn ha b -en buying tin ter
ritory in the west in ord-r to suppn-a
the Americrn prospective production.
When this syndicate got to the limit
laid down by the law th y changed into
a French syndicate and proceeded to
buv up more territory as b fore by taking
th major share of the stock of tin com
panies formed . The Glemlale company
nver put anv stork on the mark t. The
block of tin received has ber n examined
bv exoert9, who pronounce it excellent.
Irih 'Vorld :
Sir Edward Sullivan, in a pamphlet on
English industries entitled "Homeindus
tr'es" siys, "in fpite of xressive chiap-n-s
th re are millions in this country
England) who only taste fresh nu-ar
one a w-- k or once a fortnight The
pmpir class number 7.000,000 out of a
i pul ition of 34 000 000. There re 14,
5000 000 receiving lens than ten shillings
and s'x pence a week. The working
classes have only been allowed to see the
face of the free trade m-dal. but ther- is
a reverse even inor- import-int th in the
f ice. The fac of the medal is cheap
nen: tlie revei a of it is cheap labor"
Diix is not a very inviting pietur of the
b -n fif-j English wage workers flerive
Our iwn free traders are wo.it to di
late n ch apne s a on of th- gr at ad
vantages th.i will be C"nfTin-d on this
ri'imtry ly th" adopti n f tree trade
prineipbs. If we wreall living on in
ennn s we nh'-nld of conrs- 'a h-n'fit-rl
bv rh-ipn' M. as the purch sinar power
fif 1'iir mon-v would b- increnBed. But
th or-rwh-brinir m:iioiitv of n re
not ?n th-t inwitinn w ar not miieh in
tTr-.te''1 n h" k?""' "f oh -nnre pa hit .nr
free trad' rj would )'lrp to inaiir for n.
QpKCTAT.S from all rtf the? Iet whe- t
rrowinsr rt:unie in HMnois to th Inter
O 'ahii phow txt th f-dl wh. at o th.at
tt ', h Iwi n lrrr,,-t f Pt?-lr r!etrored
T. ;ti in tie' l-t. w eV Kr cold l!pr.
Tloe l"l t t - V' 1 nut t'" ipa'k' t hiT"
Jur srinji ultLut virj taa.t.iallj
The city of Plattsmouth undoubtedly
has more than ten th hi sand inhabitant
and if solidity of growth, busir.ers trans
acted, money in circulation and general
KOod feeling are to be taken ai criter
iona she is the third city in th 3 state.
We have during the past w-.tk talked
with many commercial men, who are
the true pulses of the arteries of com
mtrce. and from each have we ?c ivd
the assurance flat no town it ie state
was in better shape financially than
Pltttsmouth. No bus'cess futures and
to use their expression no lame ducks
hereto look after. This is gratifying
news, for, caupled with our real estate
solidity we fetl sure no city of our
class will lead us during 18'.0. To
make certain our future growth, the citi
zens must woik together, and mish every
puLlic enterprise with energy; the new
railroad must be built, the different
encampments to be held here during the
summer must be treated lib rally, that
out fair city may be fully advertised.
The old croaker and the man who would
deny his signature to a public subscrip
tion to saye ten dollars must be nl"gted
to the rear. With active, united effort
this city can not only be kept in the
front rank but may be made to distance
its competi'or .
As a visionary scheme that leaOs Sen
ator Blairseduca ional bill sev- ral points
is that of Senator Stanford, of California.
If we were speaking of railroad wreck
ing Senator Stanford would be high
authority, but on the subject ot his
new scheme which is, that the general
gevernraent should loan money on farms
without interest. In the language of
Jefferson "we are the government" and
to what extent '"Uncle Sam." or all of
us could do what private citiz ns
would not attempt is but slightly prob
lematical. It seems to a casual observer
that the National Treasury r. quires and
receives close watching now; yet mil
lions of dollars are squandered every
year without any new devices for get
ting it out of the vaults b iog found
necessary. The liver and harbor bill
for example which is nothing but a
gigantic scheme for the daylight robery
of the National Treasury. No one ever
heard of a cre.ek, bavou or river bein
permantly improved by the governm nt
expenditures. There appears to d
more figuring done to abstract money
from the National vaults than there is
for hen- ficent legislation .
Tue National department of agricul
ture rep r's 970 000.00: bush Is o'
corn and 15,000.000 bush, la of wheat
in the hands of frni rs, and further
savs that the stock of corn is the
largest ver before known to he in the
hands of th- producers in the month of
March. This goes a long v ay to explain
the low price which these articles bring
on them rk-t and is further proof of
what he IIera' D has said all along,
that we had too many producers on the
farm; and under the present tututes a
r- peal of the tariff would be more than
disastrous, it would la; n arly fatal to
the financial inteiestsof 'he whole cnun
try. if the. props and aids to manufactur
era should b r moved then when it was
too late would the n al value of a hom
mark the known. The proper reme'.y
is to fsoter manuf tcturing indu-tiies.
make other vocations more profitable
thnn farming and W . besides g-tting
more consumers would have fe.-(-r pro
ducers, the famiiy SCaleB Would I"? re H'i
juated and business would r ceiv a g n
eral impetus all ovr.
The conservative unjirity grows
b-autifully bss day by itay in th Eng
lish house of commons. All people
Viewing the Iiish question fmm a hum
anitarian standpoint, or on the ground
of juitice between in- n. r- of th opin
ion that the soon r thu ores nt E ilisii
house is rtisuolvel theb tter it will be for
Brittainyand "or civiliz tion. Th-- old
English method of governing the Iri-h
which lias mad- a once happy an pros
perous people, diss-itisfie-i and poverty
strick-n, does not call for encomiums
from unprejudiced min is. The landed
aristocracy have been ackr- ntin-' the
ten-intry of Ireland until the mi. !dl c' -in
England are ashamed of it th. ni-tlv s
and every election b t drives anotler
nail in Lord Salisbury's c ffin. From
appearances now one could not be con
tidered yUionary if h predict-d that
within the pr S'-nt year, Mr. Gl adston , a
oatriot. and th- greatst of tin m all,
would again liecoir.e premier, and that the
I ish qu'-stion would lecive through hi
cabirret a final and satisfactory s ttl -tnent.
The S.xton ballot reform bill mention
of which was m-de in the Herald a
f'w days ago, has passed buth house" of
th New York legislature, with ev-ry
democrat, except four, v ting agains" it.
This is fair z unple of d mocra'ic t tlk
in favor of ballot reform. They talk
fair, but when it com-s to voting for a
law that will make th i' alk eff ctiv
th v go th other w iy. G v -rnor lli;l
h is t-.viee lifor.- v -to d -i-nil r bill--. in I
h- will no donht veto this on - If the
p- opl o' thii country are t. have ball t
r fora the republicans must giv.- it to
th m The democrats in manv frtnt s
hye sought to raak- poiitica capital bv
f..lJ.iwinsr th-cn of Q'v r CI v--l -nd
and tdkipg in fa or of uch r forms but
"thev nv- done nothing towird urh
Not much information of value was J
obtained by the New Jersey senate com
mil tee from the democratic bosses of
Hudson county who were examined yes
terday regarding the glariug election
'rau'ls in Jersey City. They all with
one hccomI lifted up their heads to heayen
and affirmed that their ignorunce regard
ing 'joker" ballots was deep, profound,
impenetrable. H iw the "jokers"" got
into the ballot boxes is an impenetrable
mystery, and the finding of them tie re
was a "great surprise" to Sh.-iiff Dtvis
and the rest. There was one ray of light
amid the gloom, however. Ass- mblvman
Biyne ttstiti d that he oid red 5.000
b.llots. Mid that tin- printer l-v mistake
printed hem n small paper - vidently
the "jokers" but how they found tin ir
way into the boxes with the marks tint
appear uu th in is un xplained. In the
f .re of th s.- prot stations of ignorance
and innocence it will seem h-r-h to ac
-us-th- di niocrats f .lers. y -ity of
c.-molieity in the fr:iud.J, The frauds
must have p ro- tratcd tln-ms- lyes. N--w
Mr. Editor: I- it wise of us to vote i
bonds ill opposition to the intenst of
the B. & M railroad? vhit.-ver Platts
mouth is today in the line of prosperi-y
must be attributed t tin- B. & M and
he location of its shops here. Take
away the the shops and we have nothing
h ft. What do v train by the new rad
io id for which we are asked to vote $40,-
000 in bonds? A station house and no
more: Louisville has two such stations
and wh it benefit are th-y to it? If
this contemplate d railr-'ad would guar
antee its shops h'-re, I would sy vote
$50,000, but for a mere station are we
going to incur the dispbnsure of the B.
& M. who can h ave us as bare as L mis
ville in a few months if they choose?
Th"y are already contemplating the re
moval of their shops from here owing to
our opposition to th-ir iu'erests. I for
ne and otheis think as I do, that it
would be more to our interests to offer
the B & M eyerv facility in our power
to enlarge their shops here. If thev
1 ave here P(l -ittsmouth would be like
Oo ldsmith's ib-s rted village. Citiz-ns
should meet and consult, on this matter.
A Tax Pater.
Livei.y times are expected in the dem
ocratic camp; the -silk stockings" are
not very enthusiastic for Colon-1 Connor
for mayor, indeed soup of them are de
cid dly hostile to the plans of the Wiley
chief, and cite Frank E. White as the
choice of the "silks" for that honorable
position; F E. is too smooth; he looks
at the si natorUl nomination as being
worth several mayoralty booms, and
cons q-iently kepsout. The only demo
crat in the ci'y that can probably d- feat
Col. Connor is Hon. Win N- ville. "Billy"
is a fr'n nd o the bojs and quite popular,
and th n'in rous denials of his candi
d :cy b s not put the Colonel at ase en
tirely, as he seems to suspect some of his
owp crowd ar lyiiiM in ambush 'or him.
If om thing not appea ii'gon the surfac
j st now, doesn't interfere. Joseph A.
Connor will lie the next d- mocratic
n-'iniie e fr mavor of this c:ty.
PKKSIDKNT HaUIIISOS'S l'tter to the
reonblh- m 1 igu h eivs th-t hfnc-'g-ipz
s th- v i ! 11-.? md p-uver of -tich oryan
Z if ions lor politieid and lllll''ud beil: fit.
It br 'it'i- v the spirit of true n rublic-in-ivin
i.. the billowing paragraph:.
Th- e-ity to which yon b l -ng h -nev
r -'iff 'ed bv an intelligent oi-cu
si"ii of it- hi-forv or its prineinlei. and I
am s'ire V"U'"" orgatvzi'ion will coptinu-1
to fm i'i -h courageous and w il nppoilit
ed champions when-ver the lists of de
bute are opened."
X"V. r a tr'l r sr-itemi Pr made thnn the
live; f-o republican vr hax to apolo-giz-
for the past history of hi patty, it
isrepl ! with patriotism and wise states
manship, in s rung contrast with ;tsi;-"n
grr-1 pponent that has espous-d all
tin r; js d nrmg its exist nee.
Auburn Post: '-rue Plittsmoudi
Herald has a n w editor and is greatly
in.-roV'd in its readin g m itt r L-i-t
we k ve r ally r a I it .vitll gre it mterisi,
and no uiths aiidiug tin- f ct that three
it-ilis w -ie dioped of Copied from tile
P.r and no creifit given, we are quite
willing to suo lv it with a "fr-e gritis"
it in occasionally for the take of once
more s- iog a good R pub,i-an paper
in Pla'tsnionth " N- ver mind. Rush
Th Post was good or we would not. have
"fak d"'lle item. It isal wavs "iir intention
to yiv cr- dit. and we still think th error
onlv occurred one . and we agr e "to not
do so soup- more "
What's th- matter with the congr-8
m ti from this distri'-t ? Mr. Dors- y
and M . L .ws have secured th-appoint
i ment of nlm -t h sco-e of post il clerks
j fr n th ir districts; men from Minnesota
' and oth rilistric s have ever been brought
in her.- on our routes while N-braskwns
' equ dlv as :oinp tent are mad to st-tnd
i a-ide. As we are informed one postal
j ch-rk in all th- first district is the sum
total of the appointment made up to date.
We hop M-. Conn 11 will see to it that
f-i n I i). rs. y does no fill all the Ne-
The Univ rsity of Michigan, at Ann
Ar'or. I as at present 2.153 students, or
seventy-four mors than its closest
r.rppenral competitor. Harvard The
-r at univ. rsities of Germ-rv wotild rt
yard 'he sent o learning bp tht Welver
uin trtotc with wuodur.
It is meet am
1 propV lhat millrbl
political should begin to interest
good eople of Plattsmouth. April the
first, we will elect a mayor for two years,
city treasurer, clerk, police judge and
one memlier of the council from each
ward, except the fifth which will elect
two on account of a vacancy.
The city has improved hands mely in
the last year, and with the impetus
already gained we must lo much more
for 1800, an ! certainly will if we are not
handicapped with un old logy or boodle
city g v rnment.
We must I ave progressive ne n at the
helm that can be entiu-ted with the vital
inter' ,ts of the fity, men who are niith.r
spendthrifts nor mis is, but of the P. if- r
middle class full i.f public spiiit and n-t-
The inun for may r thould probably
be m business man, not one grown rich by
fr.iiid und fb-c it. but a man who-e at-
j t nti n to business has been such that he
j has proved a success, and everyone knows
his n-oii' as a synonym for fiiir dealing.
The Herald could name two or three
republicans, cither of whom could la
noiejtiatcd end elected, but for fear of
injuring, som- booinl t t"at has not yet
reached th- public ar we will make no
prophesies regarding the republican
tickit until laer on.
The English cotton mill men arc com
ing oV:r to put ?:;,O0O.COO into a mill in
tiiis couutr Tiny will employ thous
ands of opirntivts u::d edd a lid
amount 'o the sum of our national wealth,
But one thing brings them. Labor is
cheaper in England and they prefer to
stay there, but the "Chinese Wall" of
our tariff keeps out their goods. So
they coiue over bag and baggage, and in
a few years tip- whole posse will be Amer
icanized. That is the way this nation
has become one of the greatest powers ot
the world. State Journal.
Judge Pottekger told a Herald re
porter several days ago that he was now
a democrat and would be a candidate foi
police judge this spring on that ticket.
The judge has had democratic symptoms
for a long time and his desertion of the
old party is not a surprise to us. After
the election, however, if the judge will
sit down and in his sober moments medi
tate over his declaration we feel sure h
will wish he hadn't said it.
Tns governor of Louisiana refused to
accept $100,000 offered by the Louisiana
Lottery for the flood suff-rers ofthestat-.
To the man who has lost his stock an d
crop and is without means to buy the
necessaries of life this would look like
an empty sidy piece of sentimentality.
If the governor were to use the money
for himself he might have been justifies
in refusing it, but in the name of suffer
ing humanity, the exhibition is soulhss
snd without reason.
"The fi-jry southerns are furnishing
S nator Ingalls material for a very inter
esting sp'-ech which he is preparing as a
supplem- nt to his late effort on the race
qtp-stion. Tli-y are writing Jhrenti-nii g
left- rs and l itter d nuneiatious whi h
will h-ippily illustrate his theory Hcttl
south lacks breadth of vi-w. c-viliz-dii n
and the appreciation of ju-ticp.
While tin; iruit crop in Nebraska i
stid to b in a promising condition; th
Illinois reports from the central nn-i
s utlu-rn parts of that st te says th'j pea--l
crop is tuinc.d whil't sta wherries an
pears fire butlv injur -fl The fall win
is also said to be badly damaged by tie
recent Cold weather.
The ib mocratic campaign is growipe
hot. already ar- s--me of the candid-.P -for
Trt.-.Huivr iu-i'i'i-iting dark thing
Mgniint the otre.-rs. If the primaries i;r
not called so. n the c8pvi:6 begin. s qui. '
will end up in a display of v- ry ha;
P-nip -r. K cp cool boys and see wha
the oth. r side has tosav about it lat r or.
John Stover stole a pair of shoes fn-ti.
VV. A. B eck Siturday, he was arr-stel
by Mirsh.it D nn property recover-ri,
ph-a of guilty entered before Judge
R-msey who s nt him to county jail !oi
five days. Dudei O'Neil stole a pur of
s ti-.es from W. II Sehildxnecht, was ar
rested iiy Marsh -ill Dunn and snt up foi
fifteen days, the last five to be on bread
The genial minister in one of the
churches yesterday, as is tip- custom was
announcing the appointments for the
coming week that had la-en handed up in
writing; paraljz.-d some of bis lady
friends, and rather seemed disconcerted
himself, when he announced for a certain
evening at the h.ime of one of the nic-st
promirent members a "Cranberry ball,"
instead of a social called a "Cranberry
bog." The lady mentioned by the minister
doesn't dance a la cranberry or in any
other manner and did not seem to enjoy
the smile that was passed around by those
who knew what was meant. Excuse the
moral but if the minister had been reading
the IfERALn closely he would have known
all about the location of the "Cranberry
We understand the Oppprmcn Electric
Lamp company sre negotiating WH" a?
astern man for the purpose of starting
up tbu factory agoio.
f hV.Mth Oml Mytry DepeiPt
ch Torn of the Coui t.
!ter.,y morniug County Attorney
M.ai.Wy, vtcctivf Mmio and Martin
Reu the k,ymour lrk farmer who
claimeN to ba.e eon Neal, Sbtlleubtrgfir
and a thd pa.T jn th neighborhood of
the Pinney farm u,rtly before the Jones
murder, wei'' n tiit city. Tltey were
pp-t ut the Jepot ,j Deputy HheriH
Tigh , Marshal Dunn, Muthew Oenng,
attorney of Cass lenity, the correspond
ent of the Bee anV larg,. number of
ci;iz. us. They cauNr th purpose of
interviewing the man t'rmi'u, who is
suspect' d of having been involved in the
Jones murder und of affon? Mi Reutt r
an opportunity of dctcnu'ioV whether
or not Sherman is the man wlK'i he saw
n.-ar the farir in question.
Before R: uter Was brought in,
aud the two other inmates of
were lined up in the corridor, when
Reuter was asked to point out the
he looked tin in nil over ami tin
promptly pointed Sherman out as tit"
party he had set n in the neighborhood
before the murder. The eves of the
crowd at the jail did not seem to difCon
c rt the prisoner in the bast. Mr.
O'Brian who was in the city for tlu? Bee
went out to Wettencamp's and inter
viewed Mr. et.eucamp's foiks from
whom he learned that "Sherman went to
Mr. Wettencamp's home two weeks ago
last Thursday night. It was his first ap
pearance here since he had left Mr.
Wettencamp's, nearly four years before.
When working for the farmer in question,
Sherman made a fair hand but always
ot into trouble on the outside. He
owned two revolvers and was generally
looked upon as a hard case.
When he reached the house en the
night in question he was cold and weary.
His horse looked as if he had traveled a
great distance. Mr. Wcttentamp sug
gested that he might remain oyer night,
it he felt so disposed. Sherman said ho
would remain. He ate supper and then
sat with the family and talked until bod
One of the WetUncamp toys read an
account of the arrest of Neal and his con
fession implicating SLelenbergcr. It
was noticed earlier that Sherman seemed
io be greatly troubled, but the reading
if the arrest seemed to anuoy him a
great deal. He sneered at Neal, and
said that he was foolish to go away so
far, he said he (Neal) might have known
hat h ran a greater risk of being ar
reted far away from the scene of the
crime than he did rear where it had
been committed. When men ran away
evcrvbodv was prepared to catch them.
- rf i -t-
If they remaiued near at hand nobody
would suspect tha-m of the crime. He
t'ien told ull he knew about the crime
which comprised nearly all the- main
facts which have ge.en given in the press.
He supplemented this by saying that he
knew Mott, the foreman of Carpenter's
barn, in South Omaha. Mott, it will be
r meinbi-red helped Neal to drive the
Pinney cattle into South Omaha. Slier
n.s.i said that he knew Mott was in a
reat hurry, and hurried off the stock
n their drive to tli-.- yards. How ho be
c une possessed of this inforirittioii no
body knows, hi-ciusc tip-re has I. ecu no
mention of Mutt in this respect before.
Stor y of a Coin.
When a sin .11 ia.i at home in New
Eiigiaud, in tin-fcpi ing of 18o4, ; aunt
give the writ.r a bright, new, sliiniag
quarter of a dollar, and he resolved to
keep it to remember her, und ia order to
be sure to know the piece btamptd his
pitials on it. Thai fai; he left his cst rn
fit me r.nd weiit to Iowa, where he re
mined until March 1850, then started
PT th-' eaet. At Chicago he bought
k k- ts for his native town via N w Yow;
oid Long Island Sound; when he arrived
it Albany, New York, he learned that
til- sound was closed by ice, ai.d hat he
ould not go that way; so he bought a
ticki t to Boston. When he arrived at
'.Vorc.-ster, M iss , he learned from that
ity he was as near his native city as he
"as to Boston. IL? had h it a very few
moments in which to procure his ticJket,
in his hurry in so doiug, he unkuowingS
parsed to the ticket agent his marked
quarter and did n t miss the same until
he was rnibs away. Of course be felt
badly when he learned what he had done
nd had no thought that he would ever
see the piece of money again. Ten years
rolled on, the boy again drifted west,
md finally, in 1879, he was located in
business in a lively little town in Nebras
ka, and one day in the winter of the year
last n mcd, while transacting business
with a customer, he was oyerjoyed to see
and receive the identical piece of money
which he had lost In New England in
1S54, marked with the esme style of
initial and same date, .
The Herald reporter had the pleasure
of seeing this remarkable twenty five cent
piece which the owner assured us could
not be purchased for as many dollars. The
fact of losing the coin in the fir east ia
'34 and then having it follow the rliscon
solat ownr west and meet him in his
own store in 1S73, is certainly something
out of the ordinary run of events, and
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